A New Kind of World War

February 22, 2011 at 12:42 am 180 comments

After two World Wars, I think many of us have a concept of how WWIII would go down. Lots of us assume it would pick up where WWII left off, namely with the use of nuclear weapons. The real pessimists among us figure this would be the last World War since we would make the planet uninhabitable from nuclear decay by the time we were through.

Recent events, however, have me thinking out of the box a little. I think we may be witnessing WWIII right now but it’s not at all how we imagined it. This World War doesn’t involve countries banding together to fight other countries. This World War involves country after country exploding from within. It started in Tunisia. Then Egypt. Now the countries experiencing civil unrest have grown to include Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, Algeria, Iran, Jordan, and Syria. Saudi Arabia’s leaders are supposedly very nervous.

Our “War Against Terror” has been supplanted by a war against tyranny. The Allied Forces consist of mostly young people, wired together through social networking. The “Axis” forces consist of government after government of decades-old despots and dictators. The United States which had no problem choosing sides in the first two World Wars has the dilemma of finding some of its friends on the Axis side.

All the more interesting is that ordinary working folk in this country are being supported in their civil protest by … Egypt. Will we explode from within also? Will Obama find himself part of the Axis while the people of Madison, Wisconsin join the Allied Forces? Will the United States become embroiled in WWIII, the War Against Tyranny?

Stay tuned.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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  • 1. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 22, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Yeah because taking away collective bargaining for pensions is the same as 30 years of despotic rule.

    Next thing you know, that torturous GOP governor will be waterboarding teachers and hanging principles from their thumbs!

    Also….
    http://rutherfordl.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/wwiii-will-be-fought-with-data/

  • 2. dead rabbit  |  February 22, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Lol…uh yeah.

  • 3. dead rabbit  |  February 22, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Holy shit, I just saw Hucking’s link and I’m seriously going to wake the baby up laughing.

    R, get rid of this post. Me and Hucking can keep a secret.

  • 4. dead rabbit  |  February 22, 2011 at 2:22 am

    I going to predict a Rutherford Lawson blog entry sometime in April.

    The Next World War Will Be Fought With These:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pink_peeps.jpg

  • 5. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 22, 2011 at 3:22 am

    I predict he is going to try and sell us that Facebook and Twitter are data, so its all part of what he was talking about.

  • 6. an800lbgorilla  |  February 22, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Answer this for me, for it is the crux of the argument:

    Is it the role of the general population of (name your state), at the detriment of fiscal policy, to pay for the retirement of a small percentage of public employees?

    Do the needs of the state, to include its population, not out weigh the needs of the few?

  • 7. El Tigre  |  February 22, 2011 at 9:05 am

    “I predict he is going to try and sell us that Facebook and Twitter are data, so its all part of what he was talking about.”

    Yeah, the next war will be won by well-composed tweets and pointed Facebook updates on the dictators’ pages.

  • 8. bvilleyellowdog  |  February 22, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Last time I looked Obama was supporting the Allies.
    As usual there are a lot of Axis agents here.

    Looks like that regressive war may end a lot sooner than most expected. The American middle class has finally had enough of the top 0.25 and their shills and their brown shirts sucking blood.

    Meanwhile get ready for $5.00+ gasoline. Where is that energy independence program Boner?

  • 9. bvilleyellowdog  |  February 22, 2011 at 9:21 am

    PS the idea of a nuclear war is long past…. Where have you been? Never mind that the US military is still building carriers, stealth planes, and monster tanks to do urban warfare. That is about feeding the military industrial complex – nothing more.

  • 10. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Do the needs of the state, to include its population, not out weigh the needs of the few?

    Gorilla, are you channeling your inner Spock this morning? :smile:

    The answer to your question, quite correctly posed, is a resounding yes. I’m tired of these phony school teachers telling me “We’re doing it for the kids…” ** PUKE ** Anyone on strike who says this deserves the be fired on the spot for flagrant lying. ~ Tex “Tiberius” Taylor.

  • 11. bvilleyellowdog  |  February 22, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I’m still waiting for the National Guard to be called out.
    “Mommy why is Daddy clubbing my teacher?”
    The video will be great.

  • 12. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Last time I looked Obama was supporting the Allies. As usual there are a lot of Axis agents here.

    The only two American haters I’ve seen on this Neutered, are you and Al-Poolman.

    Looks like that regressive war may end a lot sooner than most expected. The American middle class has finally had enough of the top 0.25 and their shills and their brown shirts sucking blood.

    Can someone sane here decipher this for me? I have no idea what this means. Dawg Hair has moved from the paranoia stage to terminal delusion. He’s fighting wars in his head now.

    Meanwhile get ready for $5.00+ gasoline. Where is that energy independence program Boner?

    You Dawg Hair told us $10.00 a gallon gasoline would be a good thing not two years ago, because it would force us into “green solutions” (a bad joke if there every was one) and it was George Bush’s fault. May Boehner agreed with you. Or maybe the lying African ain’t cutting the mustard as President.

    Dawg, you one of those union PHDs?

  • 13. El Tigre  |  February 22, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Rabbit, you and your regressive friends just can’t get around your racist bent, can you?

    Just so you know, the Department of Census and Statistics projects that in this country pink peeps will outnumber yellow by 2015 and comprise the top economic demographic among peeps by 2020.

    Although any sexual preference should be entitled to openly serve, the troops will undoubtedly be comprised of the minority blue and green peeps. Perhaps if the children of the yellow bunnies and star-shaped peeps were required to serve there would be no war.

  • 14. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

    How about something important?

    Let’s talk about hypocrisy, greed and utter corruption of the American hating 1st Lady (that means Al-Poolman and Dawg love her).

    While “she livin large” on another vacation on the national dole, this time skiing as she consumes 1500 calorie short rib dinners, “Michelle be mandating” healthy school lunches for obese children.

    When I see Butt Ugly, Big Butt, Completely Classless Michelle O’Bama, I can’t help but think of those immortal words of Jennifer Flowers, mistress of the Former Serial Rapist President Slick Willie Clinton:

    “Why did Bill cheat? Hillary’s butt wouldn’t fit across two pages of a Playboy Spread” ~ Jennifer Flowers

  • 15. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Liberalism has become a mask for greed in our culture — a way of hiding excessive selfishness from others and, importantly, from the self. It’s a deflection, really. . . . When the chips are down, our modern liberals are overcome by their own sense of entitlement.” ~ Roger Simon

    Wisconsin being only the latest example.

    And it shows in every survey of charity, liberals are notoriously self-serving and miserly in personal charitable giving, only being incredibly generous when it comes to utilizing other’s taxed income.

  • 16. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Progressive Party Politic – Hope & Change

    Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the U.S. Department of Education, despite the fact that Wisconsin spends more per pupil in its public schools than any other state in the Midwest….

    …1998, according to the U.S. Department of Education, Wisconsin public school eighth graders scored an average of 266 out of 500 on the NAEP reading test. In 2009, Wisconsin public school eighth graders once again scored an average of 266 out of 500 on the NAEP reading test. Meanwhile, Wisconsin public schools increased their per pupil expenditures from $4,956 per pupil in 1998 to 10,791 per pupil in 2008. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator the $4,956 Wisconsin spent per pupil in 1998 dollars equaled $6,546 in 2008 dollars. That means that from 1998 to 2008, Wisconsin public schools increased their per pupil spending by $4,245 in real terms yet did not add a single point to the reading scores of their eighth graders and still could lift only one-third of their eighth graders to at least a “proficient” level in reading.

    Yes We Can!

  • 17. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

    “Meanwhile get ready for $5.00+ gasoline. Where is that energy independence program Boner?”

    It isn’t up to him, remember?

    You can’t brag about how democrats continue to control 2/3 of the government in 1 thread and then snivel about the party that controls 1/3 of it not doing anything in another.

  • 18. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Rutherford, my old friend. Being I do not feel like painting a ceiling today, I am doing everything I can to waste time, postponing the inevitable, I thought it a good time to rehash a few comments you and I exchanged a few years ago when we first met and before your Dear Leader was ordained.

    I was just wondering, do you prefer your crow raw, or well done like Obama’s cooked ass? :smile: From January 2009:

    Time will tell if Obama can deliver on his promises. I predict the future will show that Obama not near the “intellect” some here dream him to be (if he was, he would release his academic records and closely guarded secrets); he is a fixture of the politically correct and that ruse will wear thin; that while self-confident, Obama is also incredibly arrogant and opportunistic for self, and that he will prove to be a weak and ineffective leader, with his cabinet necessary to make the difficult decisions.

    This brouhaha of being Lincoln is retching and disgusting. While Lincoln one of our greatest Presidents, Obama’s only real accomplishment is to get elected – his record in Illinois as Jr. Senator a blank piece of paper. If I could make a few predictions, with the assistance of our corrupted media, America will feel good about itself for the man of “hope and change” for a time and many will be fooled. Things will seem to get better with the stock marketing making a small recovery of which Obama will take credit, but Obama policies will have little or nothing to do with it, and in fact, will hurt the market long-term with burdensome regulation and draconian taxes.

    But in the end, Obama will prove disastrous for our country, libs will fail to understand that, nor ever admit to that because it would force them to face they are inadequate in the own personal missions, and we will be weakened to the point of becoming no longer the world’s only superpower very shortly.

    And Rutherford’s response? :lol:

    What a pleasure it will be to look back a few years from now and watch Tex etal. eat their words. The beautiful thing about the Obama administration is that they cannot do worse than Bush. It is a physical, scientific impossibility.

    Ahhhhh….

  • 19. bvilleyellowdog  |  February 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    …and btw where’s the jobs Boner?

  • 20. poolman  |  February 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Van Jones gets it right… or left… or center.
    Yeah, that’s the ticket…

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/02/22-7

  • 21. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Al-Poolman,

    Radical Islam, Alternet racists, and now devout, self-admitted communists?

    I thought you were the consummate capitalist?

  • 22. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    “…and btw where’s the jobs Boner?”

    Yeah, where are they, dog?

    “Last time I looked Obama was POTUS and the Senate was Democrartic. The regressives cannot pass anything w/o thier permission.””

    Any of that look familiar to you?

  • 23. dead rabbit  |  February 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Count Duku blames the uprising on hallucination pills.

  • 24. poolman  |  February 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Tex, I found the perfect yin to your yan(g). Compliments your avatar, too. :wink:

    Enjoy, Michelangelo…

  • 25. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I’m not sure Al-Poolman if I fully grasped the meaning of that tune – catchy. Are you proposing to me, wanting to kiss me, or are you just playing overtly for one of the Snow Bunnies from Fat Grannies who secretly yearns for my affection? :neutral:

    I did find your reviews in pool construction, though. Nice!

    http://www.poolconstructionattorney.com/

  • 26. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    So when exactly are the democrats fleeing Wisconsin and Indiana (now known as “fleebags”) so they don’t have to vote going to be labeled as “obstructionists” who use procedure to stop stuff from happening?

    Rutherford? Dog? Graychin? Is it only obstruction when republicans do it, or are you actually going to call out your party, too?

  • 27. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Fleebags, huh? :lol:

    You sure they didn’t say Fleabags, because every time I think of Yeller Dawg, that would seem even more appropriate.

  • 28. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    The Means of Coercion

    The privileged are revolting in Wisconsin.

    Interesting Stat: The “labor movement” in America has increasingly come to consist of people who work for government, not private companies. As the BLS notes, the union-participation rate for public-sector workers in 2010 was 36.2%, vs. just 6.9% for private-sector workers.

    What these goosesteppers fail to note this battle isn’t against big, bad corporations – but eating their own. The unions’ antagonist is the state government. Ironic, hey?

    http://online.wsj.com/article/best_of_the_web_today.html

  • 29. dead rabbit  |  February 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    You guys do realize you’re running to Nanny for the sake of regulation.

    Regulation of people.

    There is a way to defeat unsustainable contracts and pensions. Trampling people aint the way.

    Nanny can’t tell me and my buddies we can’t negotiate collectively. Its as simple as that.

  • 30. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Rabbit, these aren’t personal shots against you and your kin, but you had to know this was coming when the election in Nov happened.

    These union organizations are full of thugs, have become a cult of their own, have put their overwhelming support behind big government in spite of the majority of the populace wishes – sometimes by unscrupulous means, by default behind the Dimocratic party, and made enemies while stealing the public blind. Look at states like Illinois, New York, and California. They’re toast.

    Look at the people leading this charade. Richard Trumka? Andy Stern? These the Jimmy Hoffa types of the 21st century – corrupt to the core, criminal, pandering while enriching themselves and stealing union funds. They are going to kill the public sector like they’ve killed the private sector business,

    Look who is siding with these bastards from the internet side. KKKos, PuffHo, Media Matters and George Soros?

    The rest of the nation is not willing to become Detroit. Yeah, I hate it when I’m on the opposite side of you, but I loathe these frickin’ teachers preaching “it’s fer the children.” You know better than I do what is behind this.

    Besides, I think capable guys like you will be much better off in the long run when you’re judged on your abilities and not just on years of service with guaranteed employment, no matter how pathetic the performance.

    I’m sorry, but these teacher’s unions have been the enemy.

  • 31. bvilleyellowdog  |  February 22, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    “Rutherford? Dog? Graychin? Is it only obstruction when republicans do it, or are you actually going to call out your party, too?”

    You first…. Shall we start out by docking Boners, and Cantor’s pay for the past two years?

    What goes around comes around…..

  • 32. dead rabbit  |  February 22, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Tex, how and who would judge me on my abilities?

    Test scores? I’m toast, if that’s the case. They put all the problem kids in my room. I also was a total failure when I taught in the prisons and an urban district.

    I don’t do it for the kids. Sure, I care about them. But, at the end of the day, I do it for benefits, summers and a pension. I’m not some Willy Wonka motherfucker. Nor am I the Prince of Pop. Id rather not hang out with America’s teenagers all day. And before I get ganged up on here from both the left and the right, what kind of weirdo truly enjoys being with teenagers day in and day out.

    I get paid to be positive. To establish rapport. And teach the curriculem the DOE spends millions constantly changing. So I do it.

    On the one hand you mock the fat slobs for saying they do it for the kids. On the other hand the right demands we be the only people in America who are incentivised by warm and fuzzies.

    How in the hell do you expect me to take the rap for failed families?

    Do you realize the higher expectations you have in the classroom the more parents and administration hate you?

    So, you have to tell me. How am I going to be judged?

    I’m no idiot. The minute this job becomes only for masochist victim types, I’m out.

    Americas kids and their parents can be some other rube’s problem if I start losing my benefits and pay. I have confidence that I can find something else to do.

    There was only one Mother Teresa. You will need a million of them.

  • 33. dead rabbit  |  February 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I buy a house in 2005.

    The very bank that loaned me the money knowingly crashed the entire economy, confident they were too big to fail.

    They were to big too fail.

    The biggest larceny in world history goes down, they get bailed out by America, by my family.

    My wife looses her job, because of the melt down.

    I almost lose my job, saved only by a state wide buy out. We take a 50 percent cut in family income, because of the melt down.

    My house loses more then 50 percent of its value.

    By last June it was probable my wife would lose her job again. My job depended on the state legislature. We could keep paying and risk not having money to find a place to rent.

    So, upon being told I can’t get a modification from the very bank I bailed out if I keep making payments, I stop making payments.

    A boring story told over and over again.

    The secret 2nd bail out.

    Do you guys know Fanny Mae never takes a loss? They always get paid with tax money every foreclosure.

    No wonder it was an endless run around of faxed documents.

    No wonder Fanny Mae never approved or declined my modification.

    And no wonder my house went to auction today, despite 3 requests from Bank of America to postpone the auction.

    How much did it go for? I bought for 229. It sold for 96.

  • 34. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Tex, how and who would judge me on my abilities?

    Test scores? I’m toast, if that’s the case. They put all the problem kids in my room. I also was a total failure when I taught in the prisons and an urban district.

    We put high performing teachers like you in charter schools where you deal with a higher quality parent. You told me you had been nominated teacher of the year twice by the students. Right? Or something like that.

    Well, you deserve to be invested in the higher performers.

    As far as the housing market screwing you? I have no answer besides to say the system failed you and the system is broken. My wife and I have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars (that’s right – six figures) not once, but twice in a spooked stock market thanks to Freddie, Fannie, the SEC, Bernie Madoff, and corrupt politicians, not to mention the thousands of thieves on Wall Street.

    We won’t recover that, as Putnam New Opportunities was busted for fraud and we received cents on the dollar. That’s not coming back.

    I’m reading a book that has led me to believe we are on the verge of collapse and it may be too late the save it. I’m a few weeks, if I’m not too late, of simply trying to save what we’ve got. America’s problems are masked by the Fed and they know it. They’re trying to prevent a mass panic.

    $5.00 gas will do it for them and most Americans are completely unprepared for what is coming down the pike. We have become a nation of consumers instead of savers and producers. I played by the rules and still got creamed, so I’m right there with you and your wife. Fortunately, I was older than you and had the house paid for. :sad:

  • 35. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    By the way, fraud was not the correct wording for Putnam New Opportunity – I believe they were indicted for some lesser charge and I don’t recall the legalese.

    Saw this about Wisconsin, and thought it made good points:

    The Big Picture…

    1. Public union members are represented twice, once at the bargaining table, and once as voters. Meanwhile, taxpayers only get one man one vote; thus public unions are undemocratic at the outset.
    2. The government is already required to follow all OSHA, EPA, etc. workplace regulations; therefore public unions have no reason to exist for any such related potential violations.
    3. Government does not exist to make a profit, therefore there are no profits to be shared with workers. The only source of money is taxpayers’ money, which by definition is to be spent sparingly, effectively, and efficiently.
    4. The very politicians who are “negotiating” with the public unions are most often the ones who have been financed by those same unions.
    5. There is no one at the bargaining table who actually has any stake in decreasing costs; thus the taxpayer has effectively no representation, and “bargaining” is a farce at the outset. There is no realistic way (and certainly no inherently repeatable way) to counteract unions’ ever greedier demands and insatiable appetite for more, especially including promises made for future benefits.
    6. Since public unions are formulated on the shakiest of theoretical grounds, their members become wildly reactive when confronted and quickly revert to thuggery, i.e., corruption is intrinsic, endemic, and systemic.
    7. If an individual government worker does well, then that person should be rewarded individually. However, productivity is anathema to government bureaucracies as a whole, such that public unions have no supporting productivity data and therefore no related justification to exist as a bargaining entity for any group of employees.

  • 36. El Tigre  |  February 22, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    “How am I going to be judged?”

    Why not peers, superiors, parents (consumers), students and scores (results), like the private sector? How do you think I’m measured? Obviously outocmes are determined by the client’s situation, facts, law and all kinds of things that are beyond my control, not unlike your students. I just don’t get why if you excel at what you do it’s beyond detection or measure (other than that’s the perception instilled in public sector work).

    I’m not trying to be a dick. I am really trying to get my head around the fact that there’s no metric to evaluate performance in the public sector regardless of whether its accuracy is dubious — as it is in the private sector. You concede that the job is easy and benefits and tme off is why you do what you do. Understand that I really want to understand. But what you said is exactly what my sister-in-law, a teacher in Michigan, tells me (special ed no less). It ain’t like digging a ditch, she has job security, easily attained levels of accountability, and enormous amounts of time off. She sure as hell doesn’t say it’s a panacea, but she readily admits that, as professions go, she’s got it pretty good.

    But hell if I know. Feel free to correct me. I’ve read enough of your thoughts that I will always give you the benefit of the doubt. I know you’ll say what you mean.

  • 37. dead rabbit  |  February 22, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Yo… Tex, Charter schools typically start off at 29 or 30 and top out around 45 max. Dude, you can’t possibly expect me to take that kind of pay with a Masters.

    Most are miserable places to work at.
    Most charter schools only eclipse the failing community they reside in.
    Half around here are black nationalist or Islamic.

    If the right would actually take the time and investigate most charter schools they would have a shit fit. Unless Marcus Garvey is a big hit for them.

    You have a good memory. At the high-school I work at they have this strange teacher of the year/popularity contest. I win it every time I’m in it. The schools makes a big deal about it. They changed the rules because of me and now you can only win it once every 3 years. The bitties and busy bodies hate me over that silly award.

    I crack the kids up and tell good history stories. What a weird job.

    The odd thing is, at a charter school I would be in trouble all the time. They are big on making teachers turn in wordy lesson plans littered with the latest educational buzz words. I don’t even use lesson plans. Its in my head.

  • 38. dead rabbit  |  February 22, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I feel almost cheated you guys are being nice and apologizing about stuff.

    Tex should be lapooning me. Comparing me to screetchy lib ladies with fupas.

  • 39. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Rabbit,

    With a Masters, have you ever thought about teaching college? Even a community college, where your talents are more appreciated?

    I do sympathize and meant it when I said a good teacher in K-12 is very valuable. I had exactly three good teachers and a fabulous principal that they shit canned later because he “was too old” in my 13 years of public schools, so I have some pretty poor memories of the quality of education. That principal would come in and teach us math – we were doing things like geometry and trig in grade school.

    You’re obviously a smart guy and I understand your concerns. If you love your job, like the kids, that is worth a bunch.

    I guess things are different in the Michigan area. Around here, they have magnet schools, which I’m not sure that’s the same as charter schools, but nonetheless, they sure are popular.

  • 40. Tex Taylor  |  February 22, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Hell no Rabbit. You’re one of the good guys on the net and funny as hell. You’re number one on my list to drink beer with. :smile:

  • 41. dead rabbit  |  February 23, 2011 at 12:02 am

    “Why not peers, superiors, parents (consumers), students and scores (results), like the private sector?”

    Show me the money. You prepared to pay? And, what if most people don’t measure up? What then?

    You, dear sir, turn down cases all the time. I’m required to to make chicken salad out of chicken shit.

    Let me pick my kids like you pick cases and its a deal.

  • 42. Tex Taylor  |  February 23, 2011 at 12:07 am

    I just swallowed my tongue and saw pigs fly. Richard Cohen? Richard Cohen, liberal, secular Jew and Bush basher extraordinaire of the Washington Post busting the chops of public unions? WOW!

    I couldn’t have said it better Richard. The proverbial stopped clock….

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/21/AR2011022103775.html

  • 43. dead rabbit  |  February 23, 2011 at 12:13 am

    I’m uneasy talking about my job to be honest. Its just not part of my identity. Most teachers are pretty damn weird, if you ask me.

    Saving the world narcissistic odd balls, liberal ding bats, lazy old fools, meat head coaches (I can actually drink beer with them at least).

    Administrators are even worse.

  • 44. Rutherford  |  February 23, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Another very busy business day. I’ll address comments tomorrow if lucky. One question … Will Gadaffi be dead by end of week?

  • 45. Tex Taylor  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:05 am

    The Law of Unintended Consequences in Action. :lol:

    WISCONSIN: Panel backs voter ID; Democrat not allowed to vote by phone. “Republicans on a state Senate committee approved a bill Tuesday to require voters to show ID at the polls, in their latest effort to entice Democrats to end their boycott of Senate proceedings. The committee made significant changes to the bill in a meeting that included a bizarre element. Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) participated in the meeting by phone, but Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin), the committee chairwoman, refused to let him vote because he and the 13 other Senate Democrats left the state Thursday.”

  • 46. Tex Taylor  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Another very busy business day. I’ll address comments tomorrow if lucky. One question … Will Gadaffi be dead by end of week?

    Maybe. But unlike Brother Mubarak, KhaDaffy will take a whole bunch of other’s blood with him.

    This one is going to end very ugly I predict.

  • 47. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 23, 2011 at 3:04 am

    “You guys do realize you’re running to Nanny for the sake of regulation.”

    Actually, no we are not.

    I’m not, anyway.

    I just want people (read: politicians) to do the god damned job they said they wanted and were elected to do. This running away to stop process is bullshit.

    “You first…. Shall we start out by docking Boners, and Cantor’s pay for the past two years? ”

    Ummm…I’m not the one who has been crying like a bitch for the last couple years about the party of no obstructionism.

    You fucking hypocrites have been. And now that its your party doing it, and you get called out for it, your big defense is….”you first.”

    Anyway, I guess I have my answer. It is indeed only obstruction when the GOP does it. I can’t say I expected anything different, but it’s always nice to see hypocrisy displayed in such a blatant fashion.

    Kinda like when dog says babies have to be murdered to cure overpopulation and then turns around and says we need to protect old people from the evil Palins of the world who would like to see them killed off by taking away their entitlements.

  • 48. bvilleyellowdog  |  February 23, 2011 at 8:10 am

    …and other repug govs throwing Walker under the bus… priceless.

  • 49. bvilleyellowdog  |  February 23, 2011 at 8:11 am

    “Anyway, I guess I have my answer. It is indeed only obstruction when the GOP does it. I can’t say I expected anything different, but it’s always nice to see hypocrisy displayed in such a blatant fashion.”

    “It’s OK if a repug does it”

  • 50. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

    “Show me the money. You prepared to pay? And, what if most people don’t measure up? What then?”

    Deal. If most don’t measure up, well. . . what do you think I’d say?

  • 51. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Will Gadaffi be dead by end of week? Not so soon. But he’s definitely going down in a blaze of glory.

    Oh and Rabbit, you really do sound like a whiny liberal bitch on this one. :razz:

  • 52. poolman  |  February 23, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Maybe if you guys would just eat a little crow we could get on with fixing this country that seems to be unraveling at the seams. Or is it more important to go down in a blaze of glory? I read the end of the story. Truth ultimately wins.

  • 53. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    How prophetic:

    http://www.projo.com/news/content/providence_teacher_layoffs_02-23-11_MCML6R3_v17.1a1cc6d.html

  • 54. Tex Taylor  |  February 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Maybe if you guys would just eat a little crow purge people like me and Yeller Dawg from existence, we could get on with fixing this country that seems to be unraveling at the seams.

    Or is it more important to go down in a blaze of glory?

    Better to go out in a blaze of glory than to bow at the feet of sharia and act like a Dhimmi.

    I read the end of the story. Truth ultimately wins.

    Then you need to read it over and over until you understand the message, because right now, you’re on the losing side by a score of about 68-0. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear you’ve been emasculated.

    See Yeller Dawg’s posts there Al-Poolman. That’s your brother. Does that jive with the end of your story? The flying spaghetti monster? You want to call yourself a party to that idiot’s nonsense? That’s where you stand as of this minute.

  • 55. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Rabbit, while it is true that I turn down cases all the time, I have no choice in the judge to whom a case is assigned, the court clerks, administrators (and other bureaucrats) that can fuck with you all day long if they choose, my opposing counsel, or the jury pool. We all play the hand we’re dealt really. You are no more an indentured servant than I. You of course made a choice about the school district you teach in, didn’t you?

    And for the record, I thank God my kids have access to the charter school they attend. None of your descriptions about charters applies, and if it did they would not be there.

  • 56. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Poolman, I though the Bush administration planned and carried out the attacks, as we all know from the Simpsons and the fact that steel doesn’t melt. :roll: Which is it?

  • 57. Tex Taylor  |  February 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Why I loathe most pussified progressives and the Fat Granny man-haters:

    So, Indiana House Democrats, inspired by Democratic senators in Wisconsin, have adopted the petulant child from of democracy. One paper called their action an “exodus.” I call it a gross abdication of responsibility and a slap in the face of the people who entrusted them with the conduct of their public affairs. What lessons can we draw from the behavior of these truant lawmakers? One important lesson is this: that they view democracy as a game worth playing only when they get to call the shots. They are happy to sit down and do business just so long as they get their way. If they do not get their way, their recourse is not the time-honored democratic strategies of debate, persuasion, and compromise. No, their response is to take their votes and go home — or to Illinois, whichever is safer. ~ Roger Kimball

    Make me governor and I’ll give them two hours to get their asses in their seats and at their desks, or fire every one of them.

    And America would cheer.

    “Elections have consequences.” ~ Barack Obama

  • 58. Tex Taylor  |  February 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Hey El Tigre,

    I see you’re still debating with the nags. Continue to mock their stupidity – that’s great reading! Since I’m too lazy to create a work around and don’t want to use my other IDs yet to circumvent my ban, would you do me a favor?

    Ask Aunt Jean, the intellectual poseur with here inane posts to mask her lack of sophistication, (from Tex Taylor) since she refers to her male friend as “boy toy” frequently, does he refer to here as “Nasty, Old Ho” in conversation?

    Don’t you know their bathroom reeks of Old Spice and fragrant soap shaped like flowers to mask the stench?

    I’ll bet it’s got one of those Porcelain Skunks labeled ‘De Stinker’ with stick matches in the belly to light upon exit. :smile:

    Aunt Jean looks more like the Avon Lady than some man-hating shrew.

  • 59. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    ““It’s OK if a repug does it””

    Please, please, please show me a even a single example of a republican congressman at the state or federal level who has literally run away from his seat to another state in order to avoid a vote.

    You show me even 1, and I will gladly call out that cowardly piece of chicken shit the same as I am calling out these.

  • 60. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    And make sure it isn’t just to avoid a vote, but to actually stop the vote from even taking place….

  • 61. poolman  |  February 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Poolman, I though the Bush administration planned and carried out the attacks,

    The last puppet Bush? Or his daddy? The last one couldn’t take a shit without checking first with Cheney. He wasn’t even smart enough to run his own oil company by himself. For a lawyer, you sure have a challenge gleaning truth from examining real evidence. Or maybe you just don’t bother with it unless you’re getting your 375 per hour fee.

  • 62. MuffyMcD  |  February 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Dammit Rabbit you made me look up fupas at work.

  • 63. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Poolman, since you have already established that dummies can’t do shit, how do you explain a heroine dealer figuring out the big 9/11 secret?

    Is this smack addict smarter than most everyone in the country?

    Of course he isn’t. But he tells you what you want to hear, so I guess that makes him just smart enough, doesn’t it?

  • 64. bvilleyellowdog  |  February 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    http://front.moveon.org/gov-walker-reveals-entire-union-busting-strategy-to-prank-caller/

    Walker punked – and reveals everything. What a jerk – but we knew that.

  • 65. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 23, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Still waiting for you to show me a single GOP state or federal representative that has literally run away from his/her seat in order to keep a vote from happening, dog.

    I can’t go first if it’s never happened, now can I?

  • 66. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    So now the evidence shows it was nuke, Poolman?

  • 67. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Someone on a message board said it, Tiger. He even had pretty pictures. What more evidence do you need?

  • 68. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Oh look. Our Executive—the person elected to execute the laws of our land—has added yet another law to his list of laws that he will not enforce.

    It can go right under “immigration law” and “polling place law” on that growing list.

    Whether you like the law or dislike the law is not the point. We have ways to change laws in this country, and having the President of the United States ignore then is NOT one of those ways.

  • 69. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    State officials vacating their posts to stop votes. The highest federal official deciding he isn’t going to enforce the law.

    This, ladies and gentlemen, is the way cowards lead—they don’t. Rather, they run away. And when they can’t run, they ignore or vote “present.”

  • 70. poolman  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Tigre,

    All I know is 2 planes hitting 2 buildings that were designed to withstand multiple plane impacts each caused the destruction you see from the NASA evidence. The buildings and all that were in them were pulverized and as of today over 800 people that survived that day at the scene have died from various cancers.

  • 71. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Poolman, you need to pick a conspiracy theory and stick with it!

  • 72. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    “and as of today over 800 people that survived that day at the scene have died from various cancers.”

    Gee…there are particulates that can get inside the human body and cause cancer?!?!?!?!

    You’re right, Poolman. That is undeniable proof.

    On another note…I’ve got this bridge I’d like to sell you…..

  • 73. Tex Taylor  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Huck, heroin dealer? ** GUFFAW **

    Why should I be surprised with these troofer types?

    I need to start taking the time to look up some of these crackerjack references Al-Poolman provides. Great find! :lol: :lol:

    P.S. – I rechecked to make sure I knew what FUPA meant. I always thought they were another name for moose claws. Learn something new every day.

  • 74. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Poolman, even though I am a $375 per hour trial lawyer, I’ll give you some free advice on how to win your case. Pick a theory, the “evidence” that supports it, and stick with it.

    And when the Judge asks, “what’s your backup argument, counselor?” — you’ve lost.

  • 75. poolman  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Is this smack addict smarter than most everyone in the country?

    Korey Rowe a smack addict? Maybe. He was busted selling to an undercover officer. He was also called an army deserter in 2007. I can’t speak for his credibility any more than I can attest to yours.

    Funny though, I really thought you were going to link Charlie Sheen when I saw the reference.

  • 76. poolman  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Poolman, you need to pick a conspiracy theory and stick with it!

    The 9/11 commission report was a whitewash and did not get to the bottom of what happened and who was responsible. We need a REAL investigation. Period.

    BTW, that is what most of those ON the very same commission also claim.

  • 77. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    “I can’t speak for his credibility any more than I can attest to yours.”

    You don’t know if he is credible, yet you defend what he says as truth?

  • 78. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Poolman, what is your backup argument?

  • 79. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Yep, Dr. Strangelove is right. There’s indisputable photographic “evidence.” If you zoom way in, you can see Slim Pickens in the cockpit:

    http://blogs.photopreneur.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/touristguy.jpg

  • 80. poolman  |  February 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    You don’t know if he is credible, yet you defend what he says as truth?

    I defend what he says as truth? I know there are flaws in the loose change video. He even admits in interviews there are mistakes and it was more designed to get people to research the events for themselves. But even if anyone of any character told me it what time of day it was, It could still be verifiable truth.

    You have doubted the testimony of Dr. Alan Sabrosky, General Wesley Clark, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, among many others, that I actually believe are credible sources. You think they are heroin addicts, too?

  • 81. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    “(from Tex Taylor) since she refers to her male friend as “boy toy” frequently, does he refer to here as “Nasty, Old Ho” in conversation?”

    Lol. I’ll get it in when I can. The stench, like a rotting corpse, is one you never forget. I need some air. :mrgreen:

    It’s bad enough Poolman has “journeyed over here” for his “tea and pie” (and disparaging comments). I’ll wager he reports to his Old Friend Auntie Numb-nut and other misandrist girlfriends there before I do anyway.

  • 82. bvilleyellowdog  |  February 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    This, ladies and gentlemen, is the way cowards lead—they don’t. Rather, they run away. And when they can’t run, they ignore or vote “present.”

    Referring to Congressional repugs the past two years. They should not have been paid.

  • 83. poolman  |  February 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Poolman, what is your backup argument?

    A backup argument? If I thought you actually considered any of the sources I have linked with an open mind, this would be a valid question. But I’ll play…

    What is my motive otherwise for trying to inform anyone about these things that obviously haven’t brought me profit or praise?

  • 84. Tex Taylor  |  February 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Your days are numbered Yeller Flea. Just like Oklahoma, they’re going to bust your precious public unions and kick your sorry ass to the curb.

    We busted Yeller Dawg’s chops in 2001 when we became a right-to-work state. Yeller’s been bitter man and unemployable ever since.

    Not a great demand for bottle filler’s these days outside the carnivals. Yeller became a carnie, then vagrant soon thereafter when the fair shitcanned him for incompetence.

  • 85. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    “What is my motive otherwise for trying to inform anyone about these things that obviously haven’t brought me profit or praise?”

    Don’t make me answer that. . .

  • 86. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 23, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    “Referring to Congressional repugs the past two years. They should not have been paid.”

    Does that mean you can provide a single example of a GOP lawmaker vacating his/her seat in order to stop a vote?

    I agree. ANY lawmaker who purposely runs away and leaves their seat vacant for the sole purpose of stopping a vote from taking place should not only not be paid, but should have that seat removed and given to someone who will do the job they were elected to do. That goes for anyone in any party.

    But so far, it is only democrats who have ever done such a thing. And I anxiously await your proof to the contrary.

    “You think they are heroin addicts, too?”

    No. They simply have failed to show me a shred of evidence that I find to be valid or based on ANY kind of verifiable facts.

    I’m just silly that way….

  • 87. Rutherford  |  February 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Just so you know, the Department of Census and Statistics projects that in this country pink peeps will outnumber yellow by 2015 and comprise the top economic demographic among peeps by 2020.

    Although any sexual preference should be entitled to openly serve, the troops will undoubtedly be comprised of the minority blue and green peeps. Perhaps if the children of the yellow bunnies and star-shaped peeps were required to serve there would be no war.

    I’m not entirely sure whether I’m reading El Tigre or Dr. Seuss. :-)

  • 88. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    That’s mighty high praise (or a low-down insult). :smile:

  • 89. poolman  |  February 23, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    They simply have failed to show me a shred of evidence that I find to be valid or based on ANY kind of verifiable facts.

    Really? Comment 52 links to all factual evidence. And here, as a bonus, let me paint you a picture. Check out this “verifiable fact”. Scroll over “7″ and ‘splain that.

    http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/met_TOPO_010923_00.html

  • 90. poolman  |  February 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Rutherford, I’ll tell you this. You won’t get a peep from Dr Seuss. :grin:

  • 91. poolman  |  February 23, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Speaking of green eggs and ham…
    Here’s another one of your footprints, Tex.
    How mighty white of you.

  • 92. El Tigre  |  February 23, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Poolman, is there a conspiracy theory you haven’t embraced?

  • 94. Tex Taylor  |  February 23, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Al-Poolman,

    You’re going to blame me for Texaco from 30 years ago? I realize we’ve made you look the fool here numerous times, laugh at your idiocy almost daily, made fun of your wife Fat Granny, and you’ve become the resident butt of jokes when Dawg Turd isn’t around, but that’s the act of a desperate man Imam.

    I found your church Al-Poolman = that is, when you aren’t wailing and playing Dhimmi. I think that’s your wife dancing up front, still waiting on the altar call from heaven for the bad back. :twisted: Push her out next time conspirator.

  • 95. poolman  |  February 23, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Poolman, is there a conspiracy theory you haven’t embraced?

    The one that stands out is the “official” 9/11 story that even the FBI claims holds no water even 9 plus years later. I think that’s the one you guys still cling to.

  • 96. poolman  |  February 24, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Tex,

    The ruined land from Texaco/Chevron is the size of Rhode Island and is to this day quite unlivable. It appears some of the few remaining folks subsiding there despite cancers and the destroyed ecosystem may finally get some monetary compensation. Of course money is how most capitalist types assign value to life. Pay them off, it’s the American way. But only after we’ve exhausted all our appeals. Do you know how many lawyers these oil companies support? Staggering. Talk about the stages of hell…

    AFA making me “look the fool,” I think it depends on what will unfold to see who’s been wearing that getup. Just because you feel you have power in numbers, doesn’t give you claim to truth. Though, I can always sense your smugness. Remember though, there’s a whole cloud of witnesses.

    BTW, that video is awesome! Is that Robert Tilton and/or Benny Hinn in there, too? I think one of those, like the fourth one in, was Palin’s occasional congregation. Did you ever see that video with Muthee? ♪ ♫ Eww, ewww, witchey woman…. ♫ ♪

  • 97. Tex Taylor  |  February 24, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Robert Tilton and Benny Hinn – flakes like you. I just figured with all your conspiracy theories and wild speculation that never proves true, they were your spiritual advisers… :smile:

    As far as the lawsuit, if Texaco actually did that, the indigenous folks deserve to be compensated accordingly. Nine billion sounds awfully low for an area the size of Rhode Island, so I smell a little bullshit – which is par for Yahoo.

    There’s only one problem – it’s South America and American companies partner with the indigenous people, generally under auspices of the state owned oil companies. American companies can’t set a drill bit without permission of the government.

    How do you know the neglect isn’t due to the state owned oil company? Or the driler? Or is it because you hate America due to your own personal failures and blame your country for your troubles when you should be blaming yourself, you just assume Texaco is entirely at fault?

    However, I do feel sympathy for those whose lives have been damaged on account of it.

  • 98. poolman  |  February 24, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”

  • 99. poolman  |  February 24, 2011 at 4:27 am

    American companies can’t set a drill bit without permission of the government.

    Yeah like BP wasn’t running the show in the Gulf – still is. Puh-leeze!

    When this mess was made, their government was in bed with the oil companies. It is only now with a less corrupt government environment, the cleanups are being enforced. After all these years of trashing the place and then the legal wrangling still ongoing since 1993, I think it’s a step in the right direction, where nothing had been done because of the power of the oil companies. Still, it’s too little, too late. This is only one spot on the globe.

  • 100. an800lbgorilla  |  February 24, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I have no idea why you guys even engage him…

  • 101. El Tigre  |  February 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

    More vioent rhetoric from the left:

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/145627-dem-lawmaker-on-labor-protests-get-a-little-bloody-when-necessary

    Rutherford, I trust you’ll be calling it out. I sure hope nobody get hurt at these hate fuelled rallies in Wisconsin. Have you seen the signs and cross-hairs? Where’s MSNBC’s spit-flying rage?

    Pfffft.

  • 102. bvilleyellowdog  |  February 24, 2011 at 10:53 am

    “Does that mean you can provide a single example of a GOP lawmaker vacating his/her seat in order to stop a vote?”

    Regressives parse politics just like they parse religious books – to make it say whatever pleases them.

  • 103. Tex Taylor  |  February 24, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Gawd Poolman, you are stupid.

    Yeah like BP wasn’t running the show in the Gulf – still is. Puh-leeze!

    That’s a domestic operation dipshit. And yeah, even that requires permits by your gubmit to drill dummy. You ever heard of a lease? You forget about the brouhaha with the Minerals Management Service?

    You obviously don’t know a damn thing about the entire petroleum industry. But other than pools, I haven’t read much you do understand.

    Here, eat some gubmit pie you live off of on other’s dole Poolman:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/feb/23/stimulus-price-tag-ticks-again/

  • 104. Tex Taylor  |  February 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Here Rutherford. An indicator of why Republican Governors are far superior to Dimocratic Governors, and why you will be a benefactor of one of the Left’s favorite targets, though he might actually make your child’s education affordable.

    Too late for me. :sad:

    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/a-bachelor%E2%80%99s-degree-for-10k-yes-we-can/

  • 105. Tex Taylor  |  February 24, 2011 at 11:49 am

    This comes as no surprise – he probably is, being a good Muslim appears and all. Never bothered to mention Quaddafi the thug by name yesterday, in that limp-wristed criticism. And Hillary Rotten Clinton playing tough is a joke. She can’t even keep Slick at hand.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3877174,00.html

  • 106. Tex Taylor  |  February 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Oops…Muslim appeaser.

  • 107. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    ““Does that mean you can provide a single example of a GOP lawmaker vacating his/her seat in order to stop a vote?”

    Regressives parse politics just like they parse religious books – to make it say whatever pleases them.”

    Translation: No. I cannot provide even a single example of a GOP lawmaker ever vacating his/her seat in order to keep a vote from taking place.

  • 108. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Dog, what I am doing is not called “parsing.” It’s called staying on topic. The topic being lawmakers who have literally vacated their seats to stop votes, just as I introduced it in #26.

    When you’re ready to have that conversation, instead of one that makes a weak attempt to tie congressmen actually doing their jobs to those who literally run from their jobs, you let me know, ok?

  • 109. bvilleyellowdog  |  February 24, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    “what I am doing is not called “parsing.” It’s called staying on topic”

    the topic is your lying by parsing.

  • 110. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    What lie have I told?

  • 111. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Most transparent administration ever!

  • 112. poolman  |  February 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Tex,

    Corporations have been running our government for years. Of course I remember the MMS brouhaha. My point exactly. Who was telling them what to do, policing their own industry? Welcome to the real world. Hell, most of these SA governments have been run by the same corporate goons for decades. That’s why we hate Chavez so much. He, and now most of SA no longer kowtow to the almighty USofA, inc.

    AFA the stimulus monies, I’m afraid that does nothing for the pool industry. But our roads are certainly well maintained. I almost joined a road construction crew one of my friends works for. But his company is now being screwed by the bigger corporations where in the past he was able to get his materials. Seems trickle down economics is still just as bogus today as it was during the Reagan dynasty. The big dogs are lapping up all the work.

  • 113. Tex Taylor  |  February 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Oh please Al-Poolman,

    Hell, most of these SA governments have been run by the same corporate goons for decades. That’s why we hate Chavez so much. He, and now most of SA no longer kowtow to the almighty USofA, inc.

    Chavez is Castro by another name, he’s a known liar, and a professed enemy of the United States – his day is coming.

    You’ve got it backwards.

    First, if the oil companies are calling the shots, can you please explain to me why integrated petroleum companies have been charged with “windfall” profits tax in the past?

    The Federal gov’t pulls in 400% more in federal taxes than “Big Oil” profits per gallon of gasoline on any given day. I can attest to that because I used to do the economics for a major oil company on a per gallon basis.

    Then you can throw in state tax too, where in New York, Illinois, CA and a few others, that also amounts more on a per gallon basis that the producers make.. Big Pharma, Health, Insurance, and a host of others screwed by Uncle Sam and his toady Dim Congress who are absolutely hostile to business. Don’t believe me? Last Nov. 2nd and the Chamber of Commerce. Dims hate private business and it shows.

    There are a few companies with their hand in the cookie jar that are tolerated by Dims because the companies are big donors: GE, Halliburton, Boeing off the top of my head.

    But most companies that stay neutral politically are screwed ten different ways by government, starting with the second highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world.

  • 114. poolman  |  February 24, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Give me a break, Tex. It’s a shell game. (pardon the pun)

    These guys are notorious swindlers. And they’ve been using the government to help them do it for near a century.

    Not only do they have their hand in the cookie jar, they help mix the batch and bake it, too.

  • 115. dead rabbit  |  February 24, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I’ve been supportive of how Obama handled Egypt. Not perfect, but it was tricky.

    However, wtf is up with Obama and Libya? Fuck Count Duku. He should be personally lambasted.

    Obama is such a pusy. i

  • 116. Tex Taylor  |  February 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    The New Dimocratic Civility! This should garner Rutherford’s condemnation? I’ll F*** you in the *ss you faggot?

    Great stuff…union goons in action at 7:32

  • 117. poolman  |  February 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    It couldn’t have been a worse week for Republicans, with as many as 100,000 protesters in Madison, WI to fight union busting. It culminated with Buffalo Beast blogger Ian Murphy punking Gov. Scott Walker with a hoax phone call, pretending to be Wichita billionaire Charlie Koch.

    Be ready, because we’re about to see a shitstorm of biblical proportions, up close and personal.

  • 118. Tex Taylor  |  February 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Al-Poolman,

    You’re starting to sound more and more like Yeller Dawg. That’s not good! Remember when Al Gore was pushing for greenies, while his family was still making a fortune of Occidental Petroleum?

    So give me your best “green alternatives” as replacement rocket scientist. We know solar and wind are so far but a pipe dream. One is ineffective and requires rare materials like silver – the other would require a $2 trillion dollar investment in the electrical grid to become feasible. You don’t want nuclear, which is the only feasible alternative, and even that won’t move your car.

    What’s next on your conspiracy list? What source of energy has big, bad, sugar daddy oil been suppressing?

    I won’t hold my breath for an answer…

  • 119. Tex Taylor  |  February 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Whoops off, not of.

  • 120. dead rabbit  |  February 24, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    What a shock, Rutherford isn’t interested in the “tone” of the union demonstrations. He was so into “people watching” when it came to the Tea Party too.

    Aint no way the Rabbit is joining any crowds where hundreds of people are holding those stupid Hitler and Mubarak accusation signs.

    No fucking way.

    Now, if a crowd of 200,000 Huti type motherfuckers want to get real with Fanny Mae, the Fed and Bank of America? Uh…no comment.

  • 121. El Tigre  |  February 24, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Rutherford, you alive? I’d be asahmed of your party’s abject hypocrisy too, but WTF? Isn’t this what led to Gifford’s shooting?

  • 122. El Tigre  |  February 24, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    A peace offering for the Rabbit:

  • 123. poolman  |  February 24, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Tex,

    Actually oil is pretty awesome. But it could be soooo much better managed and extracted much, much cleaner. Technology has been developed to make a gallon of gas go waaaaay further than what we got going now. Unfortunately, that has all been quashed. And then there’s Tesla’s contribution. Free power doesn’t work well with the capitalist model, however. It’s all about profit and control of the market. Call it greed or domination, it doesn’t play out well long term. And now we are reaching the end of it. Life is going to get real interesting from here on out. Stay tuned.

  • 124. Tex Taylor  |  February 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    How many drilling platforms have you stood on Poolman?

    If you have and you’ve done it recently, you would know that drilling is an incredibly clean process. Horizontal drilling and flex drilling rigs are an incredible feat of engineering.

    Now if you believe we should be conserving more, I agree.

    Interesting read on Tesla, one of the true giants of physics and maybe the most unappreciated genius of our time. It’s only now with an emphasis on electromagnetism that Tesla is finally getting his just due.

  • 125. poolman  |  February 24, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Never stood on any drilling platform. I have seen all the drill bits and equipment and been all over pumping jacks, though. One of my best friends that I trained in pool construction and eventually partnered with in Lubbock when the oilfield work dried up in the 80′s used to tell me about his experiences. He made big bucks and had plenty of stories. I resonally have no first hand oil drilling experience. But you know west Texas and eastern New Mexico back in the day was swarming with drilling rigs.

  • 126. Rutherford  |  February 25, 2011 at 1:40 am

    I always thought they were another name for moose claws.

    Moose claws? Is that the same as camel toe? :-)

  • 127. Rutherford  |  February 25, 2011 at 2:01 am

    I will say only one thing in Poolman’s defense regarding 9/11. The collapse of the towers does resemble a demolition. I know this has been explained (weak center core of building I believe) but THAT visual is probably more than enough fodder for Truthers.

    Of course, 50 years later we’re still waiting for the truth about JFK. Sometimes tragedies are just so hard to fathom that we can’t accept simple explanations. I don’t have the time to devote my brain cells to conspiracy theories. But I understand what motivates the theorists.

  • 128. Rutherford  |  February 25, 2011 at 2:02 am

    I’m too tired to write my post tonight but expect a short post tomorrow regarding Wisconsin. It may even surprise you.

  • 129. Rutherford  |  February 25, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I think it was funny how in the morning, MSNBC was reporting the Psych Ops efforts against McCain etal, as typical behavior of military leaders presenting the best face possible to continue to get support for the war (and not really brain washing per se) and by the end of the evening Chris Matthews was screaming about Manchurian candidates and brain washing. LOL

    I haven’t read the Rolling Stone piece yet but I think this is a non-story getting blown out of proportion. Seriously what do we expect commanders and generals to tell visiting Senators? We expect them to say ‘this war sucks, stop funding us”? Of course not. Propaganda, strictly speaking is not brain washing.

    On a side note, Donald Rumsfeld has been quite entertaining on the talk show circuit this week. Dude took 800+ pages to say “I did nothing wrong.” Gotta love it.

  • 130. an800lbgorilla  |  February 25, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Providence, Rhode Island laid off ALL of its teachers last night, meaning that at the end of the school year, they’re gone. This was done because of budget costs.

    In light of WI, it would not surprise me that this becomes the norm for dealing with these situations. Fire them all, start over.

    If anyone thinks that this is bad for the GOP, well, they should put the glue down.

    67% Disapprove of Legislators Fleeing Wisconsin to Avoid Vote

    48% Back GOP Governor in Wisconsin Spat, 38% Side With Unions

    The number of solidly Democratic states has fallen dramatically since 2008 and every state has seen a decline in the number of residents who identify more with the Democratic Party, a new survey has found.

    Gallup found that 14 states could be considered solidly Democratic in 2010, down from 30 in 2008. Over that time span, vastly more states also gained the label of competitive — with 18 states now holding that designation, up from 10 in 2008.

    Of course, the 2010 mid-terms were a great reflection of this, and it is only going to get worse for Dems. Do you really think, after the threats and intimidation, that the general population supports the public employee unions?

    Pardon me while I chuckle…

  • 131. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Providence is playing hard ball exactly the way I said Wisconsin should.

    Gorilla, you left one stat out.

    People support collective bargaining.

    Nanny regulation of people is not the way to go.

  • 132. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Not a single comment on Reggie Watts? Damn!

  • 133. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Tigre, sorry man, I’m on the crackberry. Ill check out the video later.

  • 134. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Rabbit, if you don’t find it entertaining, I’ll be at a loss. I’m a musician and laughed out-loud.

  • 135. poolman  |  February 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    The collapse of the towers does resemble a demolition.

    You think so? Or is it that a 1368 foot steel and concrete building ends up 60 feet tall? Twice. I got trees in my neighborhood 60 feet tall. It’s like an age old magic trick. How many times do you have to watch it before you can figure it out?

  • 136. poolman  |  February 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    FWIW Tigre,

    I enjoyed the Reggie video. I had never heard of the guy. Part musician, part comedian – completely entertaining.

    One thing about these one man band types, egos generally won’t get in the way. My wife used to be a vocalist in a rock band and half of the practices were about who needed to turn down and who needed to turn up.

  • 137. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    It WAS a demolition you dumb dumbs. Two massive air planes flew into them, one live on TV. The result was a total demolition of the towers.

    They also fell exactly how common sense would dictate they would, straight the fuck down.

    Poolman, you’re always coming up with fiction about America’s best kept secrets. Why don’t you start concentrating on the worst kept secret: The bail outs. Follow that web.

    The bail out has crippled America. Not in terms of just debt on the next generation. The bail outs ensured that every bit of the epic melt down would be absorbed by the middle class. Bush and Obama gave the hammer of Thor to the banks.

    If not for the bail outs, America could have absorbed the crisis by negotiation between under water homeowners and banks.

    Thanks to Obama’s blank check to Fanny, they are still too big too fail.

    Fanny Mae is now going after Deficiencies. In my case this would mean my deficiency would be more then the house is worth! Think about that!

    Moral hazard. Some here would say I deserve to be spanked for being irresponsible. I can only respect this if you comb your investment portfolio and sell every single company that has defaulted on a mortgage. If you don’t, you, as owner of these businesses, have defaulted hundreds maybe thousands of times.

  • 138. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I don’t get it. On the one hand I’m told America hates the Union. The union is a relic of the past and a composed of a small population of people mostly in the mid west.

    Then, I’m told the union is so strong that Nanny can’t possibly deal with this Godzilla. Thus, Nanny needs more power. Nanny just can’t say no to this machine. We need more regulation.

    This will come back to haunt everyone. It always does when freedom is taken from people.

    If Gorilla’s poll numbers are true, which I don’t doubt. What’s the problem? Vote pro-union politicians out and play hard ball.

  • 139. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Why would Nanny say no to this machine?

    Coulter gets it about right.

    http://www.anncoulter.com/

  • 140. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Republicans, its time you wake up to the legitimacy of arguments that seem to have shades of class warfare.

    Not in the classic sense.

    It used to be that liberal weanies and socialist thugs would use class warfare to rally support for redistribution of wealth.

    The new class war: Stopping the redistribution of wealth from the middle class to Wallstreet and the Government.

    This country is run by an oligarchy. The bail outs living proof. The poor and aimless are paid off with opiates and food stamps.

    Some here cheer the destruction of the union in the same half decade that the CEO of Country Wide gets a 450 million personal tax dollar bonus for wrecking his company and the economy of his nation by hiding the fact he was peddling toxic paper to securitization schemes who paid off rating companies.

    Motherfucker is found guilty, too. Oh the horror. He gives back 70 million of his bonus back. Meanwhile there are people sitting in jail for smoking a joint. Give me a break.

    We need a day of rage all right. And not by immature stupid fucking teachers. We need some true rage.

    I’m convinced our forefathers would condone a revolution over the Fed, the banks and the corrupt government.

    Rutherford is right. We might end up burning like a fire in Cairo.

  • 141. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Damn, Coulter sure knows how to unleash a cheap shot. That introduction of the essay was fucked up. Funny, but fucked up.

    I think we need major tort reform. Nanny needs to get involved in this. Contingency fees need to be 5 percent, max. The incentive for lawyers to bully this country is just too great. Can you imagine how much this would save the tax payer and consumers? Ridding the nation of these greedy weasels famous for contributing massive amounts of cash to Democrats who ensure a sue happy environment exists forever.

  • 142. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    You are worried about corporate greed and want to cap contingency fee arrangements?

    Yep. You’ll rid the world of lawyers alright. Better hope your wife doesn’t need for the injuries she’s suffered.

  • 143. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    p.s. plaintiffs can negotiate any fee they want and their lawyer is willing to accept. It ain’t like they’re unionized. :razz:

  • 144. Tex Taylor  |  February 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Let’s BURN THE HOUSE DOWN! :twisted:

    Pretty funny stuff Tigre. I’m amazed what instrumentation can do anymore. I can remember when I thought Peter Frampton wah wah was the jet airplane. That’s child’s play now.

    Rabbit,

    I’m not against the concept of unions. The were necessary, and maybe still are. What I am against is what unions have become. Look at the behavior of these goons in Wisconsin disgraceful. Now an argument can be made that Wall Street and CEO’s are ripping people off, their salaries way too high, and they’ve become amoral schmucks for the most part. And I would agree.

    Some of these bastards have run companies into the ground (Franklin Raines, Robert Rubin, Ken Lay only to name a few) and made hundreds of millions in personal profit the process. That is criminal. While Wall Street was tumbling, right at the outset the five biggest Wall Street banks doled out $40Billion in bonuses. You’re right – we should lynch those bastards.

    And on that fight, I’ll join you. But unions also share equally in the blame that we’re broke. Taken a look at the pensions in New York and California.

    The people getting the biggest stiff are guys like me – white collar, non-union, shareholders, middle to upper middle class, who are considered “rich” by our government. There’s no way in hell my wife and are rich.

    So I hold both groups, in conjunction with our inept government to blame. I don’t approve any of them and what them all brought to their knees.

  • 145. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Can you imagine how much this would save the tax payer and consumers? Get rid of lawsuits altogether.

    (if you’re taking a shot at me, you’ve got the worng kind of lawyer in mind).

  • 146. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    You guys get a way with huge contingency fees because of the big returns you get. And, one of the reasons you get such big returns so often is because of the politicians you guys buy.

    My union negotiates too, by the way.

    I’m joking with this, to an extent.

    However, if you think your profession doesn’t often times hurt the economy and the tax payer due to manipulating the political environment, you need to look in the mirror.

  • 147. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I’m not worried about greed. I’m not “worried” about anything.

    When you get mugged on the street, you don’t describe your reaction as “worried”.

    Libs worry about greed. I’m talking about theft.

  • 148. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Makes me want to sue teachers — on a contingency basis.

    Have you ever considered that lawyers don’t always win and are still required to finance litigation expenses in most scenarios? I know a number of lawyers that have gone bankrupt pursuing lawsuits on contingency (especially med-mal). Did you ever read A Civil Action?

    Oh well. No matter how sleazy my profession is, it has nothing to do with the teachers unions. Quit the bitter whining. I don’t speak for my entire profession and I made a peace offering. Why not go after Tex for sending his daughter to med school. Talk about obscene incomes and uncontollable expenses.

  • 149. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I’m not joining those idiots. They are their own worst enemy.

    Blaming the unions means your taking heat off the real villains: the corrupt government who ultimately has the power in contract negotiations.

    Your arguments against collective bargaining will one day open other cans of worms, for better or worse. Tort reform, campaign finance, 1st amendments rights etc.

    I hear you, the upper middle class got dry fucked.

    The problem is, and I can’t believe I’m saying weird shit like this, is that you still have too much to lose to become truly revolutionary.

    The theft that has gone down over the last few years is worthy of some true John Locke.

    Tigre, I don’t care which side you represent, you profit immensely from a friendly environment created by the left. It doesn’t matter what kind of lawyer you are.

  • 150. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Tigre,

    You just linked an artical broad swiping me as a pedaphile.

    You’re a little bitch over a common complaint on the power of lawyers to hold sway over politics?

    What, do you control the subject matter we discuss here?

    I’m not on trial, here chief. I can use this open forum to open up any can of worms I want.

    Let’s look at my whining.

    I say fire them all. I declare I’m not joining them in the streets.

    You are correct, Sally. You would in fact have a legitimate case against teachers. Well, at least one that I know of. Come at me if with snide molester jokes over a legitimate debate over collective bargaining in person and see how much your knowledge of English Common Law helps you.

  • 151. poolman  |  February 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    It WAS a demolition you dumb dumbs. Two massive air planes flew into them, one live on TV. The result was a total demolition of the towers.

    Except that they cannot recreate it. Except that 3 towers fell that day. Except that it is the FIRST time in history steel buildings fell from any type of fire. EVER. Yet planes have hit buildings before, even in NYC.

    In a recent letter to 9/11 victim’s family representatives Bill Doyle and Bob McIlvaine, NIST states, “We are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse.”

    A 10,000 page scientific study only offers theories as to how the “collapse initiation” proceeded and fails to address how it was possible for part of a WTC structure to fall through the path of most resistance at freefall speed, completely violating the accepted laws of physics.

    NIST Admits Total Collapse of Towers Unexplainable.

    I won’t work on the bailout info, Rabbit. But I’ll tell you I already have checked that out. They should not have bailed any of those crooks out. Period. They told the banks to start lending to help the economy. Three years later, it still hasn’t happened. I don’t think they ever will. Right now they are snatching up all the assets in my community, filling their own coffers.

    There will be a revolution here. It is in the beginning stages right now. They’ve had a hundred years to wrap their tentacles around us. It was a slow process at first, but the last few years it has accelerated and now the evidence is getting harder to conceal. Actually, I prefer squid, but octopus isn’t too unpalatable. :grin:

  • 152. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    It’s fucking Coulter for Christ’s sake. Chill out.

    And again, if you’re coming at me personally, I am not the type of lawyer you seem to think I am.

    You can say whatever you want about lawyers. You have my permission. :smile:

  • 153. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    As for your peace offering, why would I need one? You disagree with me on the nature of collective bargaining. Who gives a shit.

    One of your strongest points is that collective bargaining in the public sector creates an unfair situation.

    I am making the claim that the same unfair relationship exists in your profession. Boy did you scurry like a cock roach.

    Stay on topic I’m told.

  • 154. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    What’s the unfair relationship? A powerful lobby?

  • 155. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    And one other thing. If “whining” means my rabid hatred of the bail outs, show up to the next Tea Party in your state and, what is it your shitty Red Sox like to say?…Cowboy up. Explain to them they are all whining.

  • 156. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    It wasn’t a real peace offering Rabbit. I was just having fun. Lighten up man.

    Lawyers are pole smokers. Okay?

  • 157. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    The Red Sox? Now you’re going too far!

  • 158. Tex Taylor  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Poolman, not to state the obvious and never making mockery of 9/11, but how would you “recreate” two 767s flying into two twin towers?

    I can’t believe Rutherford hasn’t called you on this one. Your charges are offensive to say the least.

  • 159. Rutherford  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Rutherford is right. We might end up burning like a fire in Cairo.

    Wow has this thread evolved from this:

    R, get rid of this post. Me and Hucking can keep a secret.

    :lol:

  • 160. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    R, see what happens when the teacher leaves the room?

  • 161. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    It’s like Lord of the Flies.

    Seriously Rabbit. I think you have mistaken my tongue-in-cheek for serious comments,

  • 162. Tex Taylor  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I don’t speak for my entire profession and I made a peace offering. Why not go after Tex for sending his daughter to med school. Talk about obscene incomes and uncontollable expenses.

    :lol: Don’t drag me into this. I ain’t stepping in between two blog buddies. Shitte, Daughter #1 is getting to finance med school herself. Mom did her part. I’ll try to help, but I’d be flat broke by the time that kid graduates. Daughter #2 already has me on the cusp of bankruptcy as it is…with private college.

    Want to talk about the ultimate rip off and most horrid investment.

  • 163. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Yes. A powerful lobby. One that hurts consumers and tax payers. Its the same vicious circle you point out with public unions.

    Do you really think I want Nanny involved in the legal profession?

    I was fucking around to make what I still think is a valid point.

    One you really haven’t countered, JD.

  • 164. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    The defense bar is all in favor of tort reform — which is the Nanny involved in the legal profession.

  • 165. Tex Taylor  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Talk about being pissed. I’m having to repaint my living room ceiling. The carpeting in there is two years old. I got the stain fixed, but anybody that has ever painted a ceiling knows what a mess and a bitch it is.

    I slopped the paint around the pan and the roller but had plastic sheathing underneath. I look down upon completion, and realize a slit in the plastic right where I’ve been paining. Now I”ve got a damn white paint line across the carpet. Dammit!

    There’s not a slop mark anywhere else. First time I’ve ever screwed up like that. What are the chances of the tear being right where you’ve got the pan? Talk about Murphy’s Law rearing its ugly head.

  • 166. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I stand by both comments. Cairo isn’t going to burn over the demands of silly liberal teachers. Its going to, or should, over a crippled economy due to Wallstreet theft and run a way debt.

    Nice gotcha. Come on, your better then that aren’t you?

    This as nothing to do with my profession. And your damb right, I’m a different motherfucker outside the room.

    As for lawyers being pole smokers, how did that come into your mind? I never said anything of the sort. You guys talk to much to suck dick.

  • 167. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    What about consumer protection and tax pawyers? Are they in on it too?

  • 168. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    You guys talk to much to suck dick. :lol:

    Good one.

    Tex, quit changing the subject.

  • 169. El Tigre  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Fellas, I just learned one of my former colleagues committed suicide last night (no jokes please). I’m going to have to take a break from the banter. It follows his son’s unexpected death in July. He never came out of the depression. He was good man.

  • 170. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I would make the argument that the Defense Bar is terribly short sighted with their support of tort reform.

    Who is going to pay them the big bucks when the risk of a major lawsuit isn’t as bad?

    Defense and Plaintiff fight over the same chest of tribute gold. If that chest becomes smaller its only logical that so would the paycheck of defense lawyers.

    I’d like to see how much the Defense Bar really throws at tort reform. I know they court the GOP, but doubt they have drawn a line in the sand over tort reform.

  • 171. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Man, I’m sorry to hear that. That is tough, man.

  • 172. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I can’t imagine losing my son. I get freaked out about just the thought of such a thing.

    My heart goes out to his family.

  • 173. dead rabbit  |  February 25, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    And on that sad note, I, a union teacher involved in a lawsuit over my wife’s injury, will stop my debate that involves lambasting teachers and lawyers.

    I’m a strange man.

    As Kermit once said, its not easy being green.

  • 174. Tex Taylor  |  February 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Fellas, I just learned one of my former colleagues committed suicide last night (no jokes please). I’m going to have to take a break from the banter. It follows his son’s unexpected death in July. He never came out of the depression. He was good man.

    I hate that Tigre. I’m sorry for your loss. Losing a child must be the hardest thing that could ever happen to anyone. Even harder than losing a spouse.

    Heck, I haven’t been the same his my dog was killed in front of me last summer, and that’s not a kid. I can’t even stand the thought of losing one of my daughters.

    Come back when you feel up to it. I’m getting tickled watching you and Rabbit going around.

  • 175. Tex Taylor  |  February 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    You can tell I’m typing way too fast today. Since my dog…

    ** Sigh ** All kinds of typos in the previous one too.

  • 176. Tex Taylor  |  February 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    On a lighter note, I always did think Charo was pretty funny. Classic!

    http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/charo-says-lady-gaga-is-madonna-with-diarrhea-20110225-lgf

  • 177. Rutherford  |  February 25, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Tigre I’m so sorry to hear about your friend and colleague. It’s such a shame that he didn’t understand that his child would never have wanted him to end things this way but depression warps ones perception. What an awful tragedy for his widow.

    Take a breath buddy and come back when you feel better.

  • 178. poolman  |  February 26, 2011 at 1:52 am

  • 179. poolman  |  February 26, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Sorry about your former colleague, Tigre. Suicide really sucks. I have known a number of friends who chose that way over the years. Everytime it happened, I wondered if there was anything I could have said or done to stop them. It generally took me by surprise. Don’t beat yourself up about it.

  • 180. Hucking Fypocrites  |  February 26, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I guess my accuser is not even going to do me the decency of telling me where I have supposedly lied about something.

    Kinda reminds me of Obama vs. USCoC….

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