Obama is Not an Expert … On Being Black

No one is. Being black is an individual experience shaped by the events of an individual’s life. There is no universal “black experience”. There are blacks who for one reason or another have emerged from the “adventure” of being black in America relatively unscathed. There are others for whom life has been a living hell and the extent to which their race contributed to that hell is imprecise at best.

Many blacks, myself included, have encountered well meaning whites who think that just by virtue of our being black that we are an authority on all things African-American. “Rutherford, that Puff Daddy sure is talented isn’t he?” Well, actually, I don’t listen to Puff Daddy (or P Diddy or whatever he’s calling himself right now). “Rutherford, which do you like better, the writings of Toni Morrison or James Baldwin?” Eh, I haven’t read either of them.

I’m beginning to think our first black president is falling into this trap and is no longer acquitting himself admirably.  After contributing to an over 200 comment thread on this very blog and after watching a week’s worth of coverage I am having somewhat of an epiphany concerning Barack Obama and race. Let me explain.

Had police Sgt. Crowley arrested Professor Henry Louis Gates last year while George W. Bush was President, W would never have been asked his opinion on the matter. This is a hypothetical upon which I’m 99% positive (I’ll grant my opponents a 1% margin of error). So what possessed Chicago writer Lynn Sweet to ask Barack Obama about this local police matter at the conclusion of a press conference that had NOTHING to do with local politics or local police behavior? It is simple. The Crowley-Gates throw-down was swimming in racial controversy and it goes without saying that our black president MUST have an opinion on it. Obama, who has mistakenly taken on the roll of social science teacher-in-chief took the bait. Not only did he use the moment to remind us about racial profiling (which incidentally did not happen in this case), he shared his opinion of the arrest as though he was our enlightened educating black best buddy.

Obama, at least this past week, seems to have forgotten what made him such an appealing presidential candidate. With the exception of the “Race Speech” which had to be made to explain away Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama ran a basically race-neutral campaign. While it was clear that if he won, he would be our first black president, he did not run as the black candidate. He ran to be president, not the black president. Obama got himself in hot water this week because he allowed himself to be cornered into being the black-expert-in-chief. The proper answer to Lynn Sweet should have been, “Lynn, with all I have on my plate right now do you really think I’m going to weigh in on a Cambridge, Massachusetts arrest? For what it’s worth, Skip Gates is a friend of mine and I wish him well. Next question.”

I think the time has come for Barack Obama to become ice cold when it comes to race in America. Being black does not make you an expert on being black. Obama is a smart man who likes to show his expertise on a number of subjects but race need not be one of them. If Obama wants to “teach” us about being black, let him do it simply by example. To my knowledge, Obama has never screamed at a police officer to the point that the officer was sufficiently offended to arrest his ass. That alone should be evidence of what Obama really thinks of Gates’ behavior in this incident.

So to Obama I say, stop teaching us and continue leading us. To the press I say, Barack Obama knows no more about being a black man in this country than any other black guy. Stop asking him race related questions thinking he somehow owes you an answer. He’s not your social science experiment. He’s the leader of the free world. Treat him that way.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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261 thoughts on “Obama is Not an Expert … On Being Black

  1. “Obama is Not an Expert … On Being Black”

    Thats because he isnt black.

    “Obama is a smart man who likes to show his expertise on a number of subjects but race need not be one of them.”

    LOL Thats hilarious. Maybe he shouldn’t show his “expertise”, the nation would be better off.

  2. (CNSNews.com) – During his speech at a National Press Club luncheon, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Democratic Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.), questioned the point of lawmakers reading the health care bill.

    “I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill,’” said Conyers.

    “What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”

    http://www.weaselzippers.net/blog/2009/07/rep-john-conyers-dilliterate-scoffs-at-the-idea-of-reading-health-care-bill.html#comments

    I guess Conyers isnt an expert at reading.

  3. Well I don’t know if you or anyone else really likes a critic and for sure the old adage is true,”everyones a critic”.With that said here goes.
    I like this post for some of the obvious honesty. I think you are way too passionate for Obama still but that’s your choice. I think you’re right about how people look to any given black person as the authority on matters. My previous tagging of you shows that to some degree I could be labeled such. In my defense though I was also looking for other connections you had.
    The story and what is behind it as well as what is now ahead are all bigger than Obama. His opponents knew this all along as we saw his mortal-ness from day one. Those that continue to view him on high do so at their own peril. Then again those that kool aided out aren’t likely to ever occupy the plane of reality.
    He has the aptitude for leadership but is quickly eroding his ability to do much. Sane folks can see why he’s getting so ancy about healthcare now. He’ll likely look to FP,Iraq most likely to score his needed win in the fall since healthcare reform is likely to die this summer.

  4. “I’ll tell you what? I think I’m beginning to agree with you guys on one thing. Too many liberals are wimps. We need some violent libs to kick the living s*it out of dumb-asses like that Delaware woman and whomever had those dumb-ass signs outside their home.

    Our country has too much going on to be dealing with distractions from brain-dead racists who will invent any conspiracy to keep a black man out of the White House. And if you don’t think that is what is going on, you’re living in a f*cking fantasy world.”

    Seems Dodger thinks he is an expert on how white conservatives think. You should take your own advice Dodger. The only thing you are an expert on with race is race baiting.

  5. I tend to disagree on Obama’s race-neutrality. Afterall, he was the one to make the dollar bill comments during the race. Regardless…

    I think that if anyone acted stupid, it was Gates. Logic people, he was breaking into his house and a cop shows up a few minutes later. Instead of going, “Hey, I’ve some concerned neighbors looking out for me (as apparently they did a week earlier when the police investigated an earlier break in call for his house)”, he immediately jumps into the whole ‘you’re here cause I’m a black man’ rant. Come on, I’d expect a little better deductive reasoning skills from a Harvard professor. And to make comments about Crowley’s mother? Please.

    But let me reverse things somewhat on you Rutherford, would Gates had acted in the way that he did if a friend of his wasn’t in the White House? Juan Williams made an interesting observation that this wasn’t about race, but was about class. Gates was being ellitest, which bears some credibility since he stated to Crowley, “Do you know who I am?” Ah no, which is why we’re here…

    As a white guy with an Indian wife, a black brother-in-law as well as an Arab brother-in-law, I’d like to think I’m pretty open and non-biased. But I’m sick and tired of being thrown under the bus as a racist, when I’ve done nothing. I don’t know a single white person who has ever uttered the “N” word, but I hear blacks use it every day. What gives?

    As long as there are folks like Gates, and Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton, etc, who thrive and feed off of racial controversy, race will always be an issue.

  6. I can’t find much to disagree with on today’s essay and enjoyed reading it, really.

    Rutherford has certainly changed his tune a bit on this incident since last week.

    I would argue the press can ask any question they want, including race questions. It’s up to Obama not answer stupid questions.

    One thing R does not address: Voting patterns and polled opinions do not show a diverse people. More like a collective herd, one that is capable of being pretty defensive and irrational at times. Think OJ or the demonstations earlier this year in Oakland. Thus, since black people seem to politically behave so unified, black individuals are automatically treated as a representative of this black collective.

  7. Elric, please get off the Obama is not black train, it’s getting very old and making you look very silly.

    In comment #5 you’re the one equating white conservatives with brain-dead racists. I don’t care what your politics are, if you’re pushing the Obama is not a citizen routine, you’re an idiot. Case closed. And I strongly suspect you are an idiot with racist inclinations.

  8. He’ll likely look to FP,Iraq most likely to score his needed win in the fall since healthcare reform is likely to die this summer.

    Sorry, Alfie, I didn’t follow the “FP” reference. It’s a Monday morning and I’m still warming up … please fill me in.

    Health care won’t pass before the recess but something will get done before end of year. Obama views this as his Lyndon Johnson moment, an opportunity to make lasting change and I don’t think he will let it die.

  9. Voting patterns and polled opinions do not show a diverse people.

    I would agree with this but I’d certainly not limit that statement to the black community. Election night, they always slice and dice the numbers and stereotypical voting patterns usually emerge in several population groups.

    I’ve never been a fan of group identification. Unfortunately, in the almost two years that I have been writing this blog, I’ve been guilty countless times of grouping ALL conservatives together. It’s the nature of the beast. I’ll no doubt do it again, probably in this very discussion thread. But at my core, I do believe people should be evaluated on an individual basis before conclusions are drawn.

  10. “But at my core, I do believe people should be evaluated on an individual basis before conclusions are drawn.”- R

    Agreed.

  11. Rutherford has certainly changed his tune a bit on this incident since last week.

    I’d say I’ve slightly moderated my tune. On the one hand, my previous piece was not about Obama and 200+ comments later I don’t think my readers yet understand that.

    On the other hand, in the comments section I myself fell into a trap of sorts. I looked at Obama as my black buddy who gets to sound off, as opposed to the President of the United States who should act presidential. Not only should he act presidential but, as I imply in this piece, he should be very wary of any questions that demand his opinion on racial matters. Obama’s best bet racially is to lead by example. He is a good husband, a good father, and a hard worker. I doubt even his staunchest critics would refute that. That’s how he teaches America not only about being black but about being an overall good human being.

  12. “you’re the one equating white conservatives with brain-dead racists.”

    Read back at your rant there Dodger

    “Elric, please get off the Obama is not black train, it’s getting very old and making you look very silly.”

    Calling a biracial man as black is silly and racist to boot.

    “I don’t care what your politics are, if you’re pushing the Obama is not a citizen routine, you’re an idiot. ”

    The point of that video was showing a lib stealing a person’s private property and you cheered it on moron.

    “Case closed.”

    Typical liberal debate. LOL

    “And I strongly suspect you are an idiot with racist inclinations.”

    Ahhhh now here comes the race card. Took you long enough. Is thuggy’s poll numbers crashing to earth getting to you Dodger. Is that why you ranting the other day about conservatives wanting to take down thuggy because he is “black”? Is that it??? 🙂

  13. The poor lady who called 911 on Gates has been vilified. This 911 recording is going to be painful for Gates and to some extent Obama. Turns out she had no clue who the race of the people she saw breaking into Gates’ house. She was too far away and only saw their backs.

    Here is a lady who should be commended for doing her civic duty, protecting Gates who had previously had his house broken into only a couple weeks ago. Instead she feels the brunt of an Obama endorsed which hunt. Not cool.

    Rutherford is wrong. Race was a factor in this debacle. People were clearly racially profiled. Someone was clearly racist. It was Gates, backed up by the President of the United States!

  14. “Not only should he act presidential but, as I imply in this piece, he should be very wary of any questions that demand his opinion on racial matters. Obama’s best bet racially is to lead by example. He is a good husband, a good father, and a hard worker. I doubt even his staunchest critics would refute that. That’s how he teaches America not only about being black but about being an overall good human being.”

    I agree 100% with that comment. I also don’t want you to feel that I’m playing gotcha and implying hypocrisy. I see the comments section at times as a giant sausage machine. Shit is going down real time.

    I don’t think we should get into the business of nailing one another down to a single comment we post on here. Emotion gets the best of us at times. We are not politicians and we do not have to worry about forever being ruined by an utterance. That is the beauty a civic forum.

    This fear of being ruined by a statement is the biggest divide between black and white people. I blame the left on this.

    That’s why I feel so lucky to have worked in very rare environments where the nature of our job and the importance of comradeship trumped many awkward racial instances.

    Also, many times, maybe most of the times, we are not responding to your original blog entry.

    So, R, play nice and admit to Elric that the dude stealing signs was being an ass hat. And Elric, quit pretending like you forever have Rutherford pegged because he was poo-poo-ed 40 year old after the Green Day show.

  15. Rutherford,

    I admire your poke at an attempt of honesty, and agree with you George Bush would not have been asked the question. But that also begs a question – was it asked because blacks have become so fixated on being “black” that everyone not black is to assume that is the central focal point of all conversation? Listen closely to your mentors tonight on MSNBC. They are incapable of speech without the “perspective of African-Americanism” creeping in.

    You really are unique in some ways. You’re one of the few blacks I’ve ‘met’ who actually seems more concerned with issues than color. In fact, it was six months before I learned of your race.

    But there are two things you refuse to admit – Rabbit touched on one: (1) There isn’t a more collective group think demographic in America than blacks – dare to black and step; out of the herd mentality and you’re savaged. To deny that is to deny the most obvious; (2) while I agree Obama ran as a race neutral candidate, anybody with a sense of a slug and willing to admit the truth knew that Obama has his own tinge of racism. He sat in the pews of one of the most hateful, spiteful churches in America and called a black phony and thug named Jeremiah Wright his spiritual advisor. Come on “R”, believe it time for you to fess up to the truth.

    Obama may play white America for the fool, and many of them are, and feel perfectly comfortable running in their circles to gain political clout, but the real fact of the matter is that Obama has the capability of hating whitey for being white. I think the fact that Obama abandoned by his black father and raised by his grandmother made the situation worse from an early age. I’ve seen it before. The fact that white granny made some off the cuff disparaging remarks about the black man, yet Obama believed himself to be black made the entire situation worse. And that became all too obvious in his answer to the press. I don’t need to be Abraham Maslow to figure this one out.

    And by the way, what exactly is Obama an expert at again besides possibly manipulating stupid people? Because I’m sure not seeing any sign of brilliance yet, unless you consider the polished public speaking persona. In fact, Obama has come across to me as incredibly superficial. Silver tongue, I agree but like the empty suit of the failing CEO, not much else.

  16. “while I agree Obama ran as a race neutral candidate”

    Not really. Remember when he reminded us that he doesnt look like the other presidents on our currency and of course that dig at the bitter clingers in PA afraid of those who dont look like them. Ohh and dont forget his typical white Grandma. He played race in the primaries and the election.

  17. I roofed yesterday with the firemen. I think my ass is falling out. Roofing is one of the few jobs that if your not careful, your guts can fall out of your damn ass. ERRRRRR!

    I have 3 more jobs this week with those guys. That should be enough for the el rabbitto to remain “da guy who works on da docks” Yup, I argue if you do more then 5 roofing jobs a year, you can claim blue collar status.

    By the way, you should hear what a Detroit Fireman goes through on just one weekend. Unbelievable. One dude, who fell through an attic and thought to be out of the house by other firefighters, almost drowned last night. He had water up to his neck! Can you believe that? I didn’t realize how much water they pour into an house.

  18. CBO strikes back
    posted at 12:14 pm on July 27, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
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    The CBO released a new analysis of the House version of ObamaCare yesterday, after getting blasted by White House budget director Peter Orszag for “exaggerating” the costs associated with the proposal. Douglas Elmendorf tells Rep. Dave Camp (R), the ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee, that the changes proposed by the White House will have little impact on their cost analysis, and that in fact the news gets worse in the second decade after the first runs up a $239 billion deficit:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/27/cbo-strikes-back/

    They better be careful or Dodger will call them racists for trying to bring down a “black” president.

  19. Afterall, he was the one to make the dollar bill comments during the race.

    I think that was more a matter of Obama being unable to ignore the 800 lb gorilla (tip of the hat to your moniker) in the room.

    would Gates had acted in the way that he did if a friend of his wasn’t in the White House?

    Absolutely he would have. I don’t know much about Gates but from the way this episode seemed to have gone down, he sounds like he is in the Clarence Thomas mold of a black man who no matter how successful he becomes, can’t let go of the hurt he’s experienced. He will always jump to the race-based conclusion. Either that or he was just having a really bad day. 🙂

  20. The officer knew the guy was in his own home and he arrested him anyway, this officer did act stupidly. Even though I have never experienced any racial biased towards me and because of my nerd level no one expects me to know about “black” pop culture so I wouldn’t know how it feels but I can imagine its not a rare occurrence that race is involved in these types of cases.
    And I’m not one to profile old people but I would expect any old person that walks on a cane and wrestled their way into the house that he’d be angry and distressed. I agree it was wrong for Obama to comment, but he did acknowledge that Gates went overboard but does a man in this situation go to jail for talking too much(?) No one knows if race was involved and Obama didn’t put it in the context of race, the media did. This issue was being viewed through the lenses of racial profiling so Obama addressed the broader issue of racial profiling.
    Obama should be able to talk about race issues if he wants, just because a few loud people get angry shouldn’t stop him from addressing the issue just because it “appears” it might look bad to white America. Not like he was doing a Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton thing. This country has a lot of issues and people want to know what the President thinks. I thought the question was unimportant but maybe some out there do.
    But, I’m sure this little political drama will be over after Gates, the officer, and Obama have that beer. It’ll be a cute photo-op for a Christmas card 🙂

  21. No Sensico,

    The officer acted professional – it was Gates that acted stupidly, then played the race as he always does, and is still continuing to do because he has made his entire adult livelihood in doing so.

    And Gates continues to do so because those Americans who happen to be white and the associated guilt that came from three generations before which I generally find pathetically phony from liberal whites, hasn’t had the guts to call Gates and his ilk exactly what he/they is/are: a two-bit, race hustling pimp(s) and punk(s).

    Sensico, if most blacks were like you and Rutherford, perhaps real dialogue and real progress could be made and we could move on. But I’m afraid the loudest voices in America don’t come from folks like you and Rutherford, but the TV whores like Sharpton, Jackson and Gates that base their livelihood, fame and prestige causing strife.

    They are beyond despicable, but I’ll let God sort it out. 😉

  22. I think we are making slow progress with debunking these race pimps.Obama is right, the Gates incident was a learning experience alright. It is a great example illuminating what you’re talking about.

  23. “Sensico, if most blacks were like you and Rutherford, perhaps real dialogue and real progress could be made and we could move on.”

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    “Our country has too much going on to be dealing with distractions from brain-dead racists who will invent any conspiracy to keep a black man out of the White House. And if you don’t think that is what is going on, you’re living in a f*cking fantasy world.”

    I wouldnt consider that constructive dialog.

  24. Farrakhan Blames Michael Jackson’s Death on Zionist Conspiracy…..

    Farrakhan-calls-Jackson-messianic-voice

    Fun fact: Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ honored Farrakhan with the Rev. Jeremiah W. Wright Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award for “his commitment to truth, education and leadership” in 2007 while Barack Obama was still an active member…..

    CHICAGO, July 27 (UPI) — Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan says entertainer Michael Jackson was a victim of Zionist leaders, the U.S. government and the media.

    In a wide-ranging, two-hour speech Sunday at a Chicago mosque, Farrakhan, 76, provided few details of what he saw as a conspiracy against Jackson, who died June 25 in Los Angeles at 50, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday.

    Addressing 2,000 followers, Farrakhan described Jackson as a “messianic voice” and an “archangel of sound, song and dance,” the Chicago Tribune reported.

    Jay Tcath, senior vice president of the Jewish United Fund, said he was surprised by how many people rationalize Farrakhan’s continuing anti-Semitism, the Tribune reported.

    Blaming Jews by invoking the euphemism of ‘Zionists’ is a traditional theme of Farrakhan’s whenever he wants to blame something on somebody else, Tcath told the Tribune.

    “Farrakhan has continued to enjoy a respectability and mainstream acceptance that no one else with a 25-plus-year track record of bigotry could ever enjoy,” Tcath said, calling Farrakahn “unrepentant hater.”

    http://www.weaselzippers.net/blog/2009/07/farrakhan-blames-michael-jacksons-death-on-zionist-conspiracy.html#comments

    I knew it was a matter of time before the jooos would be blamed for Mikeel’s death.

  25. US released senior Iranian Qods Force commander
    By Bill RoggioJuly 27, 2009 1:50 AM

    A senior Qods Force officer who led one of the three commands in Iraq assigned to attack US and Iraqi forces was one of five Iranians released by the US military on July 9.

    Mahmud Farhadi, the leader of the Zafr Command, one of three units subordinate to the Qods Force’s Ramazan Corps, was among five Iranians turned over to the Iraqi government and then subsequently turned over to the Iranians.

    A spokesman from the Iranian foreign ministry identified Farhadi as one of the five men released on July 9, according to a report on Iranian state-run television.

    Reports initially indicated that five Iranians who were captured by the US in Irbil in northern Iraq in January 2007 were released from custody. But US military intelligence officials told The Long War Journal that Farhadi was disguised as one of the Irbil Five to soften the blow of the release.

    http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2009/07/us_released_senior_iranian_qods_force_commander.php

    Gee and ppl wonder why they question if Thuggy is an American

  26. I seem to have really struck a cord with Elric concerning my attitude toward “birthers”. So much so that he has twisted my words to say that I think all conservatives don’t want a black man in the White House.

    So let me try again. 99% of conservatives are not birthers. That is because birthers are nutjob conspiracy theorists. The same type who believe we never walked on the moon and that Lyndon Johnson had Kennedy assassinated. Now I don’t mind Elric constantly calling me Dodger. It’s juvenile but he gets off on it and that’s cool. Glad to provide him some catharsis. On the other hand, his new tack of suggesting that I think every conservative voice doesn’t want a black man in the White House is a gross distortion of my position.

    OK, Elric … the guy who stole the dumbass signs from folks front lawns was wrong to do so. He should have ignored the signs and not dignified them with any response whatsoever. That said, I sure wish the birthers would get a life. There are enough valid reasons to oppose Obama that one need not go into la-la land to do it.

  27. Tex, for someone who doesn’t want the government up your ass, you really confuse me. When the police, an arm of the government, can haul you off to jail for talking smack to them, then we border on a police state. You of all people should be concerned about that. If being rude were against the law, half the folks who comment on this blog would be in jail right now.

  28. Elric,

    I have some history with Sensico – she kind of a younger, female version of Rutherford and most of the time, not loopy like that one comment.

    You know why I kind of like the “birthers” Rutherford – but I’m not one? It pisses the liberals off and that’s a good thing. 🙂

    However, I prefer to go after BIg O on the issues…still would like to see that he registered with the selective service just to prove that Obama too thinks he’s above the law and not terribly honest.

  29. Rutherford,

    Normally, I might sympathize with a mouthy individual popping off to a cop. I’ve dealt with a few bad apples myself and can emphathize to a degree, being I was slammed over my hood one night while in a suit and tie for “burglary”.

    Trust me, my mouth was running big time and including mocking the smuck afterward. But he knew I had him by the balls and I knew just how far I could push the issue without getting the club. I was too lazy to carry through with the harassment stuff and let it go.

    But Gates is a different breed of cat – a race baiting troublemaker like you used to see down at Times Square Market when the incomparably worthless Dinkins was mayor of NYC. You know what I’m talking about – the apartheid crowd pushing for a riot. I disdain those SOBs so bad I wouldn’t have cared if they had taken the club to Gates – he’s a complete POS with a big mouth who deserves his comeuppance.

    All Gates had to do was laugh when the cop arrived and shown some ID and you could guarantee this would have never happened. They probably would have even laughed about it. But assholes like Gates get belligerent from the gitgo and he was probably pissed that his door wouldn’t open, being he was obviously too important to fix it. Gates is a bully Rutherford and you know it.

  30. “On the other hand, his new tack of suggesting that I think every conservative voice doesn’t want a black man in the White House is a gross distortion of my position.”

    Lets put it in context

    “Our country has too much going on to be dealing with distractions from brain-dead racists who will invent any conspiracy to keep a black man out of the White House. And if you don’t think that is what is going on, you’re living in a f*cking fantasy world.”

    Now what makes you think that asking thuggy for his long form birth certificate is racist? You sound just like Gates. Now I can understand why you oppose it but why the hell do you have to make it a racial issue when race has nothing to do with it except in YOUR fantasy world?

  31. “I have some history with Sensico – she kind of a younger, female version of Rutherford and most of the time, not loopy like that one comment.”

    I expect no less from Thuggy supporters.

  32. ??? I’m not a thug. btw, birthers don’t annoy me or other democrats. As far as I know we’ve all pretty much been laughing at how stupid the birthers are. And, it’s become the new problem for the GOP just like the Tea Parties were becoming a problem for the GOP.
    All evidence shows that the birthers are wrong but they’ll continue their crusade because they’re whackos that can’t argue the specifics of an issue.

  33. Mmmm Ok Tex, I think I understand. As just an everyday outraged guy who talked smack to a cop but you “knew just how far you could push the issue” you didn’t deserve to be arrested but if you had been a 58 year old race-baiter with a cane, then you should have been arrested. Makes perfect sense to me. 😉

  34. I’m not a thug.

    Ahhh, Sensico you need to learn Elric’s limited vocabulary. Elric was not using thuggy as an adjective to describe you. He calls Obama “Thuggy” and therefore if you are an Obama supporter, you’re a “Thuggy supporter”.

    If you hang out more in the comments section you’ll learn the “lingo”. 😀

  35. “I’m not a thug.”

    Never said you were.

    I guess Dodger couldnt explain his race baiting. No real surprise there.

    “All evidence shows that the birthers are wrong but they’ll continue their crusade because they’re whackos that can’t argue the specifics of an issue.”

    Perhaps Thuggy should release his long form birth certificate along with unsealing his records. I thought you drones loved transparency. Apparently not.

  36. ” just like the Tea Parties were becoming a problem for the GOP.”

    Yeah, they have become such a problem for the GOP that several others have taken place around the country since that first round. Including on July 4th—except for the one near Atlanta that was cancelled because the owner of the property it was going to be held on is an Obama supporter, and he made them stop it at the last moment.

    Such a problem that they continue to be organized.

    Such a problem that CNN has decided not to renew Susan Roesgen’s contract after they forced her to take a hiatus due to her treatment of people exercizing their constitutional rights.

  37. “it’s become the new problem for the GOP just like the Tea Parties were becoming a problem for the GOP.”-sensico

    Now that exactly is why I wish the “birthers” would go jump off a fricking bridge. That comment by sensico sums it all up.

    Unbelievable. People peacefully coming together to demonstrate an unprecedented spending plan that rivals the Egyptian Pharaohs and THEY are the ones that are the loons?

    Those tea parties are something I’m proud of. Even if you think you are some macro-economic genius and can explain away how trillions of dollars in debt won’t seriously hamper us down the road, how can you not see that others just might not agree with you?

    Tea party people have a very, very legitimate beef. I defy anyone on here, no matter where you’re coming from politically, to tell me they don’t.

    That’s why I got so pissed off over Rutherford’s vile take on the Tea Parties.

  38. Pill,

    Sensico never did “get it.” Nice, harmless gal but too entrenched in lib mantra to be of much use. There’s about 500 of them on WordPress that sound just like her.

    ——————————-

    No Rutherford, you don’t get it and never will. Able to hold a cane but still jostling the door down while carrying a backpack, eh? Notice the phony was able to hop off the porch and out the front yard without assistance. What a lame excuse – now we’ve got the poor, crippled African-American.

    I hope MS has set in for the SOB and he dies a horrific death choking on his own vomit, because he’s not worth a bullet. A fitting end to a miserable POS.

    How’s that for empathy “R”? I’ve been taking lessons from the Huffington Post and KKKos about how to speak like a liberal. Think I’m going to be a pretty good student 😉

  39. By the way, the “status quo” I was referring to would be

    1. A murderous population of blacks killing their own neighbors.
    2. A profitable business headed by race baiting, unintelligent, un-progressive charlatans.
    3. The highly publicized “crying wolf” of blacks when it comes to racism which produces an unhealthy but warranted rolling of the eyes by white America. (Gates, the fire fighter tests, etc. etc.)
    4. The black addiction to “victimhood”
    5. The lack of coverage on true racial profiling
    6.Endless news cycles devoted to complete and embarrassing buffoonery.

    If I was for the health plan in the House, I would be irate at Obama right now for involving himself in this laughingstock.

    Nobody should be more upset with blacks right now then other blacks.

    An imperfect, little bit weathered, but massive olive branch has been offered to the black community by whites. Most whites go out of there way to discriminate. Perfect? Well, this is Earth.

    Too bad blacks are being suckered by their piss poor leadership to remain children. Children dependent on that very piss poor leadership.

    Thank God, slowly but surely, we are seeing some black leadership turn away from the business as usual cheese.

    Obama is at a fork in the road. What route will he take on this?

  40. ooops

    Elric….I thought Sensico called Tex out for not “not having a constructive dialog”

    thus, my status quo statement made no sense

  41. DR,

    NP. Im all for constructive dialog. I thought perhaps Dodger was one you could but he alluded I was a racist and called people questioning Thuggy’s birth certificate racists so its impossible.

  42. We’ve Figured Him Out

    By Ben Stein on 7.24.09 @ 9:45AM

    Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed?

    Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

    The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

    They ignored his anti-white writings in his books. They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

    They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student. They ignored his ultra-left record as a “community organizer,” Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

    The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

    Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country, way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East, way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future.

    http://spectator.org/archives/2009/07/24/weve-figured-him-out

    I had the marxist figured out a long time ago.

  43. Elric, when did I allude to your being a racist? Are you a birther? If so, you just might be a racist (sounds like a Jeff Foxworthy joke) and you most certainly are a nutjob. Now, I don’t recall your declaring yourself a birther.

    Wanna set the record straight? Once we establish that then we can move onto racist nutjob or just plain old vanilla nutjob. You really haven’t given me any cause to consider you a racist, so I’d probably vote for vanilla nutjob. (In fact I really doubt you’re a racist since you so persistently want to claim half of Barack Obama as your own. 🙂 )

  44. “Elric, when did I allude to your being a racist?”

    And I strongly suspect you are an idiot with racist inclinations.

    “Are you a birther? If so, you just might be a racist (sounds like a Jeff Foxworthy joke) and you most certainly are a nutjob.”

    Again, how is one a racist by asking for Thuggy’s long birth certificate? Why cant you answer that simple question?

  45. Again, how is one a racist by asking for Thuggy’s long birth certificate? Why cant you answer that simple question?

    A perfectly legal certificate of birth has been offered and yet does not satisfy the birthers. When you ask me for a dollar and I give you four quarters and then you say I did not give you a dollar because it was not a dollar bill, that makes you a nutjob. Now we’ve established the nutjob part.

    Why possibly racist? Because 42 other men (white men) have held the office of President and never had their citizenship challenged to the best of my knowledge. Please disprove me. The first black President is also the first to have his citizenship challenged. It seems an awfully odd coincidence. Yet I will acknowledge that Obama scares many people for reasons other than race. That is why I allow for the possibility that a birther might just be a vanilla nutjob without any racist bent.

  46. Dude, it’s not because Obama is black that these birther clowns waste there time with this. It’s because of his international background.

    Is it xenophobic? Maybe.

    Racist? I’m sure some “birthers” are in fact racist.

    But this conspiracy is not a racial one.

    Here we go again. More crying wolf over racist shit.

    Toughen up Rutherford. This conspiracy is nothing compared to the charge believed by a million people that George Bush attacked the WTC.

  47. Rutherford,

    Can you get Obama to provide proof of his selective service registration for me? No other of the 42 Presidents had a difficult time with providing documentation of facts.

    Why is Obama being so secretive? I’ll bet you money right now Big O didn’t register. Do we have a bet about your law abiding angel? 😆

    And I can not for the life of me figure out what it takes to get a rise out of you anymore. I thought my comment about Gates so over the top, you would surely go pounding on me. I think you’re getting soft.

  48. Ben Stein is fabulous – and “R”, I”m not sure what circles you run in but he was famous long before his TV commercials, which were funny, by the way.

  49. “That is why I allow for the possibility that a birther might just be a vanilla nutjob without any racist bent.”

    Liar

    “Our country has too much going on to be dealing with distractions from brain-dead racists who will invent any conspiracy to keep a black man out of the White House. And if you don’t think that is what is going on, you’re living in a f*cking fantasy world.””

    Why do you lie so much Dodger?

  50. he was famous long before his TV commercials, which were funny, by the way.

    If I wanted to make fun of his commercials, I would have referenced the quote:
    “Clear-eyes, they’re awesome.”

    Rather I was quoting him from long before his commercials, namely his rather brief role in Ferris Beuller’s Day Off

    In fact, I was a major fan of “Win Ben Stein’s Money” a game show he hosted years back. That’s the Ben Stein I like to remember.

  51. Why do you lie so much Dodger?

    Oh Elric grow up and cut me a little slack. The birthers get my goat big time and in the quote that you’ve copy/pasted about 98 times I went a bit berserk. Don’t get me wrong, I do think a good number of these loons do have a racial agenda but I must agree with Tex and Rabbit that the birther thing is not inherently racist. DR hit it more on the head when he said it was xenophobic.

    That of course, explains why my comment got under your skin so badly Elric … you are the very definition of a xenophobe.

  52. Blogger apology
    In the comments section of my previous piece, I suggested a good chance that the 911 caller in the Gates-Crowley throwdown was herself a racial profiler and potential bigot.

    I hereby issue a public and unconditional apology to said 911 caller. The 911 tape was released today and not only was the caller unsure of the race of the possible interlopers, she also stated explicitly that she was not even sure they were burglars. She said she saw suitcases that lead her to believe they might live in the house, but she was calling 911 to be on the safe side.

    Dear 911 Caller, you have proven yourself to be a credit to your community and you have proven just how insidious racism really is because your noble and honest actions fell under a cloud of suspicion because of the racial legacy of this country.

    Again my humble apologies.
    Sincerely,
    Rutherford Lawson

  53. Crowley acted stupidly
    The caller’s 911 call only accentuates the fact that Crowley acted stupidly and his own radio call back to the station house suggests that the tumultuous Gates was not all that tumultuous. Not a peep of Gates in the background yelling a damn thing.

    I am still willing to give Crowley the benefit of the doubt that Gates was offensive. Still, not a crime and nothing to get arrested over.

    Last but not least, I’m sincerely hoping that the kegger that Obama plans to have with Gates and Crowley does not take too much time as I’d much rather have Obama’s mind on the deficit, two wars, and health care.

  54. “That of course, explains why my comment got under your skin so badly Elric … you are the very definition of a xenophobe.”

    Look at that making more wild accusations. Because I oppose thuggy and his agenda, I therefore must be a “xenophobe”. Lib “logic” for you.

  55. Obama lifts ban on State Sponsor of Terror Syria’s air industry

    Syria has been on the list of State Sponsors of Terror since 1979. Bush removed our ambassador in 2005 because of Syria’s murderous meddling in Lebanon and its support of Hamas and Hizballah — and what has changed since then?

    Another Which-Side-Is-Obama-On Alert: “Syrian envoy: ‘US lifts ban on air industry,'” from the Jerusalem Post, July 27 (thanks to Louis):

    Imad Mustafa, the Syrian envoy to the US, said Monday that the Obama administration had lifted the ban imposed on exporting goods to the Syrian Aviation Industry, the Kuwait News Agency reported.

    Speaking on Syrian national television, Mustafa revealed that the US had also lifted the ban on exporting IT products, whether they were hardware or software, adding that US President Barack Obama was considering lifting more such restrictions.

    Mustafa said that each item of the penal code of the economic sanctions on Syria would be discussed thoroughly by the US administration in order to improve relations with Syria….

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/027050.php#respond

    Yes, which side is he on Dodger? Opppss was that “xenophobic” or “racist” of me to ask?

  56. How were the Tea parties a problem?

    I’m not a conspiracy theorist, so I don’t buy into the ‘birther’ per se, but again I just don’t understand why Obama just doesn’t release the birth certificate and be done with it. He’s never done that. Certificate of Live Birth just says a person was born and isn’t the actual birth certificate.

    Obama’s focus on the deficit seems to be how big can he make it. We can only pray that Obamacare dies a painful death.

    I have now completed about 10% of the nearly 1100 page House of Representatives Health Care Reform bill.

    A number of things are interesting.
    1. Congress is not part of the health reform
    2. Unions are exempt
    3. Any change to your current plan, requires enrollment into the public option

    From what I have been able to gather there are 253.4 Million in the U.S. who have health insurance and 45 million who do not. Of the 45 million it is estimated 10 million are illegally in the country, 17 million could afford to pay for health insurance but choose not to. That leaves 11 million. Are we going to destroy the best health care system in the world to provide coverage to 11 million at a cost of nearly 2 TRILLION DOLLARS?

    There are two ways to lower the cost of health care that are in this bill.

    1. reduce payments to doctors and health providers
    2. restrict doctors and health providers from performing services the government deems not worth it. That can include life saving procedure on you or your parents that someone in Washington says “you have had a full life, its time to move on.” This is done regularly in England and Canada and one that Obama staff members (Emanuel) endorse’s.

    Instead of changing everything, focus on the 11 million and focus on catastrophic care. If we had taken the money that’s gone into the failing stimulus, we could have bought plans for everyone with coverage…

  57. Friend sent me this link, so I share it. I find it veryinteresting the differences between both whites and blacks on this as well as liberals and conservatives. For public consumption…

    26% Say Obama Response Good or Excellent on Cambridge Cop Question

    Seventy-one percent (71%) of African-Americans say the president’s response was good or excellent, a view shared by just 22% of white Americans.

    At the other extreme, 53% of white voters gave the president’s response a poor grade. Only five percent (5%) of black Americans offered such a negative response.

    African-Americans, by a two-to-one margin, say the question was inappropriate. Whites are fairly evenly divided on the appropriateness of the question.

    On a partisan basis, 50% of Democrats say the president’s response was good or excellent. White Democrats are less supportive than black Democrats. The president’s response earned a poor rating from 77% of Republicans and 52% of those not affiliated with either major party.

    Liberals, by a two-to-one margin believe that most African-Americans are treated unfairly by the police. A solid plurality of unaffiliateds and a majority of Republicans disagree.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/july_2009/26_say_obama_response_good_or_excellent_on_cambridge_cop_question

  58. “How were the Tea parties a problem?”

    Anything negative about Thuggy or the government is a “problem”

    “but again I just don’t understand why Obama just doesn’t release the birth certificate and be done with it.”

    Or unseal his entire history for that matter

    “Are we going to destroy the best health care system in the world to provide coverage to 11 million at a cost of nearly 2 TRILLION DOLLARS?”

    That is Thuggy’s plan so yes

    A number of things are interesting.
    1. Congress is not part of the health reform

    Of course, they are better than us

    2. Unions are exempt

    Thuggy’s best friends

    3. Any change to your current plan, requires enrollment into the public option

    Dont ya love fascism?

    BTW Nice to have another voice of reason and sanity here

  59. “Friend sent me this link, so I share it. I find it very interesting the differences between both whites and blacks on this as well as liberals and conservatives. For public consumption…”

    And Thuggy was suppose to be a uniter.

  60. I call them as I see them, and so far, the rhetoric- there is no other word for it now- that we heard during the campaign and the actions of the administration now leave a very poor taste in my mouth.

    He’s flopped on lobbyists, transparency, and bipartisanship. Not a good sign for the direction of our country after so much “hope” in “change”.

    My major issue is fiscal responsibility, and this administration has been anything but. I mean, after the Omnibus passed, sending deficits beyond anything we’ve ever seen, and THEN Obama comes out and proposes pay-go? The horse was well out of the barn at that point…

    Anyway, something I just saw that was interesting to this thread. Apparently, this was a part of Gates application to Yale:

    “”As always, whitey now sits in judgment of me, preparing to cast my fate. It is your decision either to let me blow with the wind as a nonentity or to encourage the development of self. Allow me to prove myself.”

    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=104&pid=0&sid=1725138&page=2

    What do you say to this kind of a mindset?

  61. “What do you say to this kind of a mindset?”

    Another racist to add to add to Thuggy’s long list of disturbing friends and mentors.

    And you are right on fiscal responsibility. The only area he has cut budgets is the military. Whats that tell you?

  62. An interesting tie-in to the two topics…

    Reparations By Way Of Health Care Reform
    By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Monday, July 27, 2009 4:20 PM PT

    Legislation: Still believe in post-racial politics? Read the health care bill. It’s affirmative action on steroids, deciding everything from who becomes a doctor to who gets treatment on the basis of skin color.

    http://ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=333586760867927

  63. DEARBORN, Michigan — Mona Ramouni’s fingers fly across the text as she proofreads yet another page of a calculus textbook to be published in Braille — with her guide pony sitting patiently by.

    It is dull work for tiny Cali who serves as Ramouni’s eyes through a world she cannot see, and the pony keeps butting her head into Ramouni’s chest.

    “Cali! Stop it,” Ramouni exclaims, but she can’t keep the pride out of her voice when she realizes what the pretty brown pony with a soft black mane has gotten up to.

    Cali is the first guide animal for Ramouni, 28, a devout Muslim whose parents — Jordanian immigrants — would not accept a dog into their home.

    Dog saliva is considered unclean in Islamic teaching, although dogs are permitted to be used as work animals, such as guards or shepherds.

    “There is a saying of the Prophet Mohammed accepted by most Muslims that the angels do not enter the homes where dogs are,”said Dawud Walid, director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations.

    While several prominent scholars have determined that guide dogs are acceptable under Islamic rules, it remains a cultural taboo for many Muslims, he explained.

    http://www.weaselzippers.net/blog/2009/07/us-blind-muslim-woman-uses-miniature-horse-as-guide-parents-wont-let-seeing-eye-dog-in-house.html#comments

    Since I am allowed one per thread, this was way too good to pass up. 🙂

  64. Elric, 😆

    Paul Krugman is the most overrated man in American (comparable to race pimps like Gates and equally worthless).

    Good to see that POS put in his place. The libbie world is falling apart and I don’t think most of them recognize it. Happened quicker than I predicted.

    Rutherford won’t admit it, but he recognizes the impending doom for his beloved leader(s).

  65. Tex,

    I can tell Thuggy’s decline is affecting Dodger’s mindset. His little rant about me being a racist and xenophobe was the clincher.

    That video was hilarious. He actually looked shocked that people dont like socialized medicine. What a tool.

  66. Elric, 😆

    Paul Krugman is the most overrated man in American (comparable to race pimps like Gates and equally worthless).

    Good to see that POS put in his place. The libbie world is falling apart and I don’t think most of them recognize it. Happened quicker than I predicted.

    Rutherford won’t admit it, but he recognizes the impending doom for his beloved leader(s).

    —————————————

    In reference to the elitist Harvard faculty:

    Sometimes it even comes at the hand of self-styled “peers” from D-list state ampersand institutions. One colleague recounted the tale of his restroom confrontation with a Texas A&M professor at a national academic conference last year. After relieving themselves at adjacent urinals, my colleague noticed the oaf leaving hastily for the plenary session and decided to gently point out his hygienic forgetfulness. “A Harvard man washes his hands after urinating,” he said. “And an Aggie don’t piss all over his hands, asshole,” came the reply.

  67. I came across this again. It was what I thought of Barack Obama and what really drove the man before the election. How naive so many white Americans had become to reality:

    It appears to me now and I so badly want to see to all the rubes that couldn’t hear through the silver tongue:

    “The chickens, have come home, to roostttttttttttt.” 😆

  68. It appears to me now and I so badly want to see to all the rubes that couldn’t hear through the silver tongue:

    Elric, you are so out of your depth in posting this video that it isn’t even funny. You, like many other white people, have no understanding of certain issues in the black community. It’s not that you can’t understand them, it is that you choose not to think about them or have an open dialogue where you try to understand them.

    I will give you a concrete example.

    One of the quotes from Barack’s book that was flashed in the video as a condemnation of Obama resonates strongly with me but it involves something you have no understanding of.

    Obama says that around the age of 12 or 13, he avoided telling people his mother was white because he did not want to be thought of as ingratiating himself to white people. You, no doubt, see this as an insult to whites, as some sort of bigotry. It is nothing of the kind. In a society where being black can be shameful, claiming a white parent can be seen (particularly by other blacks) as an attempt to say “I’m not REALLY black like the rest of those nappy haired Negroes.”

    My father’s family was from Barbados. His mother was very sensitive to the impression that West Indian blacks in America tried to portray themselves as somehow superior to blacks of African heritage. This impression was passed on to my father who discouraged me from telling anyone that my paternal grandparents came from Barbados. Since I was always fair skinned enough to pass for white, there was extra pressure on me to be upfront about being black and to not “hold myself above” other blacks. It sounds absurd to you doesn’t it? It seems a bit absurd to me as well, but it is the way it was.

    There are subtle aspects to growing up black in this country that you cannot be expected to understand unless you have found black people willing to share those experiences with you. That is why I say you are out of your depth by posting this video. You are like an English man posting a Chinese video and then complaining that it makes no sense. You need to learn the language and understand the social factors at play before you can judge.

    I know you and the rest of “the gang” will tell me this is just so much baloney. You have a right to your opinion, I suppose.

  69. This story is word for word true and happened just a few hours ago.

    The Rabbit has been through hell and back today. With a little Rabbit on the way, I need to get rid of my clunker. After being denied, accepted, denied and then accepted, I showed up for the 3,500 dollar rebate.

    There I was, ready to seal the deal when they came back and told me the government will not give me the rebate for my S10 truck. I missed the gas mileage by 1. At the very same time, right next to me, some lady sealed the deal with a $4,500 rebate. This person was obviously richer, because I heard talking how she used the truck she was turning in to pull her horses.

    Rabbit lost his mind. I stood up, and got my loud voice on. I pointed out that if I buy this car my sales tax will go directly to the person next to me. It was a statement that starts off with “So your telling me…”.

    I then declared that President Obama hasn’t done crap for me. I swear to God, the busy, cash for clunkers dealership erupted in cheer.

    I know it’s not the government’s role to “do things” for me and expect a decent lashing from the likes of Tex for whining about it.

    But, damn. I epitomize the struggling middle class. I have not qualified for one bit of this welfare. Stimulus money? We’ve just been informed of near certain lay offs next year. Refi’s on the house? Don’t qualify, paid my bills. Student loan refi? Don’t qualify. I make too much money.

    Cap and trade effs me. Government health care effs me. Cash for Clunkers effs me.

    Eff you Rutherford. Obama is no friend to the middle class.

    My shitty ’99 S10 sits in my driveway. Tomorrow I’m going to earn some more money roofing. I will relish the “cash under the table” part more then the money itself.

    Looks like I’ll be busting my balls earning my own 4,500 dollar rebate.

  70. “Elric, you are so out of your depth in posting this video that it isn’t even funny.”

    You are so far out of your depth you cant even read who posted the video.

  71. “You, like many other white people, have no understanding of certain issues in the black community.”

    Also pretty interesting that Dodger assumes I am white. I have never mentioned what race I am. Again Dodger with the race baiting. Not that I am surprised, thats what liberals do.

    So now Dodger, are you going to apply that rant to Tex since it was he who posted that video that set off your latest race baiting rant?

    This is too friggin funny. Thuggy’s poll numbers and fumbling on everything he does must really be affecting his mindset. He is getting a bit unhinged. 🙂

    Oh dear, was that racist or xenophobic of me to say that Dodger?

  72. Rutherford, I don’t buy into the Obama is white…or half white or whatever controversy. A mulatto man is almost always a black man and everyone knows it.

    Almost.

    With no disrespect, I question your “blackness,” to some extent. For one, due to the crap shoot that is genetics, you don’t look black.

    Secondly, you listen to Creedence Clearwater Revival.

    On the surface of things this probably seems to be a shallow fact to point out.

    I argue it’s profound. Find me one black man from deep in the black community that listens to CCR and this dude would be the world’s biggest, “I don’t give a damn” rebel on planet Earth.

    While your race was probably brought up at late night college discussion amongst a cloud of marijuana smoke a few times and by some dumb ass named Billy Mclean back in the 8th grade, I’m willing to bet being black was as much as a factor for you as being a Pollock was for me.

    If anything, being black created many more advantages for you then any down side. And you know how.

    In other words, your connection to the black community needs to be reinforced by a “how too book”.

    I’m going on a limb and declaring you to be no ambassador to the black community. You would be lost in their world.

    My apologies, if I’m way off on this.

  73. haha, so you’re one mileage over the limit and somehow you want to blame Obama and say he’s not a friend of the working class. There’s millions of working class people that will benefit….like my family from the cash for clunkers deal. Sorry, but theres a limit to everything and you can’t act like a baby when you’re beyond the limit.
    My mom got mad when I was little because even though she was working class, she was right over the limit and I wasn’t able to get free lunch at school lol. She didn’t go around around blaming president Clinton, and she’s not even a democrat, I had to convince her not to vote for Huckabee during the primary lol family values my ass 🙂

  74. “Rutherford, I don’t buy into the Obama is white…or half white or whatever controversy. A mulatto man is almost always a black man and everyone knows it.”

    Why is that DR? Whats so embarrassing to a mulatto that he denies his white heritage?

  75. Dude…how many mulattoes (is that word still used) have you met that didn’t identify themselves as black?

    Your logic makes no sense considering that almost all blacks are part white and Native American. Dude, they all have white heritage.

    Plus, Obama looks black. His afro was huge back in the day.

    The dude is black. So what if he was raised by a white lady. He’s still going to be labeled as black by 99% of Americans.

    Has Obama made a name for himself within the Jesse Jacksonian style of bull shit? Yes.

    But this silly obsession of yours is a waste of time. Much like dissecting Gate’s memory of a conversation he had in 1959. It’s the year 2009. I don’t care if Gate’s Mama was militant in ’59. The whole problem is getting black people to see that times have changed drastically and to get over the past.

  76. “Dude…how many mulattoes (is that word still used) have you met that didn’t identify themselves as black? ”

    That didnt answer my question. That was a dodge

    “Plus, Obama looks black. His afro was huge back in the day.”

    So? By your logic, if a black couple had a child and he was born an albino, you think they would consider the child white? Please

    “But this silly obsession of yours is a waste of time.”

    Not an obsession, just stating a fact. Thuggy is biracial. Had a black father that abandoned him when he was little and a white mother who raised him along with his typical white grandmother.

  77. “haha, so you’re one mileage over the limit and somehow you want to blame Obama and say he’s not a friend of the working class. “sensico

    Well, you might not have the experience to pick up nuance, but I was already kind of tipping my hat about my complaining.

    What I’m bitching about is the fact that once again, we are spending billions upon billions of dollars we don’t have and many, many people are not benefiting from it. I wasn’t implying that Cash for Clunkers, per say, wasn’t helping the middle class as a whole. Just not me. You don’t get it do you. That means I’m paying for other people to get a good deal. The fact that my children will be inheriting the debt for these candy ass programs that do more harm then good pisses me off.

    You know what every single car dealership said about Cash for Clunkers? That it sucked! That it did nothing but STOP people from buying cars for months.

    If I bought the car, I would have literally paid for a huge chunk of that lady’s 4,500 bucks. Don’t you think 4,500 dollars is fair price for a little bitching?

    Wait until you enter the real world an actual pay for the chair your ass sits on while you patter out your little blog. Your tune will change.

  78. (CNSNews.com) – President Obama’s top science adviser said in a book he co-authored in 1973 that a newborn child “will ultimately develop into a human being” if he or she is properly fed and socialized.

    “The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being,” John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote in “Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.”

    “From this point of view, a fetus is only a potential human being [italics in original],” wrote the authors. “Historically, the law has dated most rights and privileges from the moment of birth, and legal scholars generally agree that a fetus is not a ‘person’ within the meaning of the United States Constitution until it is born and living independent of its mother’s body.”

    http://www.weaselzippers.net/blog/2009/07/obamas-science-czar-said-a-newborn-child-isnt-a-human-being-until-its-properly-fed-and-socialized.html#comments

    Thuggy sure knows how to pick them Dodger.

  79. Hey sensico,

    You have rare gift of enraging the Rabbit every time you weigh in on his personal life. Which is unfair, of course, because the Rabbit often times writes about his personal life.

    That being said, at least your not as out of it about the real world as “Crazy Woman At Santa Cruz City Council” on your site. My God.

  80. “at least your not as out of it about the real world as “Crazy Woman At Santa Cruz City Council””
    Thanks, I’ll accept that as a complement 🙂
    And out of all the people in America paying taxes, you are paying (at the most) less then 3% for these type of programs that end up giving money right back to the people and you. The money does go back to you in tax credits, better roads, more police on the streets, better education for your kids, and hospitals. I’d like to see how much you’d whine if there was no programs and you and your tea party friends are without basic services. As always, people don’t want to pay for things but once you stick them out in the wilderness to fend for themselves, they start complaining and dropping like flies. Maybe we wouldn’t need additional incentives to protect our environment, provide better education and so on if Bush did the right things.

  81. Obama’s Streak of Awesome Gift Giving Continues: Senior Chinese Officials Given a Personally Autographed Basketball

    (ABC News) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner today wrapped up two days of senior dialogue with Chinese officials– the broadest such discussions in the history of Sino-American relations – by praising the progress they had made on matters as broad as security, economics, energy, and climate change.

    Though the main goal this week was simply to launch the dialogue, it would appear that no concrete agreements were reached on any of the myriad topics on the table.

    In fact, China’s most tangible take away from the meetings may be the signed basketball they received from President Obama, which one Chinese official raised above his head during the policy-makers’ closing remarks.

    http://www.weaselzippers.net/blog/2009/07/obamas-steak-of-awesome-gift-giving-continues-senior-chinese-officials-given-a-personally-autographe.html#comments

    God help us

  82. Sensico,

    3%???????????
    LOL

    What the living hell are you talking about? You think only 3% of my money goes to the government. LOL
    Did you just make that number up?

    I haven’t cracked up that hard since the time I said that I grew up in a tiny ranch and you said you were envious because of all lambs and horses and goats I spent my childhood with. (It was at that point i knew you to be completely cut off from life in Wayne County.)

    I know you are pretty far removed from the goings on of Wayne County other then driving to what I’m guessing is Wayne State. But do you know one person that has a stimulus created job?

    Because 7 guys on my softball team are dying for some of that work. Would you leave me a link or something that I could forward to them?

    The Tea Parties weren’t over road repairs. They were over an economic decision by our government to spend more money then all the Presidents, including Bush, World War II, Vietnam, Civil War, World War I, COMBINED by way of printing money and taking interest laden loans from China!

    It baffles me that people can’t at least agree that maybe, just maybe, a few of us might object to such policy.

  83. “That didnt answer my question. That was a dodge”-Elric

    What the hell do you want me to say? Obama claims to be black. Looks black. Is deemed black by whites. Is deemed black by blacks.

    Did I think it was a low blow when he ripped his Grandma for some racial slur she made once? Absolutely.

    But what is there to say about “white heritage”? Explain to me what white “heritage even means”?

    I don’t even get that. That would span everything from those with a Jewish background to those who just became an American from Bulgaria.

    Did Bush pontificate on his “white heritage. He did talk about his links to Hispanic culture quite a bit.

    There is no white heritage.

  84. Hey, I like the idea of living on a farm because I like animals lol 😛
    I’m sure wayne county is doing the worst out of all the counties, I am fully aware of the happenings in Wayne County, the problem is all you hear on other networks is about the mayor’s scandal, city counsel scandal, crime rates still high in many of Wayne county cities.
    I’m sorry if you can’t be patient but the stimulus was designed to work longer than 4 months. Jobs have been created. Mayor of Lansing went on Ed Shultz saying there were jobs created. The stimulus is helping to keep people in their job, I’m sure if we sat back and did nothing that more teachers, federal workers and others would be out of a job.
    I know what the tea partiers stand for but it’s just very hypocritical when the Bush administration was the first to bail out wall street, ok stimulus funds and agree with auto bailout on his way out the door. Where were the tea parties then. One thing about democrats is that they were not scared to protest against Obama on other issues, too bad the tea partiers couldn’t stand up for their so called principles in the beginning stages of this.
    And you know, I wouldn’t have mocked you if I knew the caller was you 🙂

  85. Elric…are you really GAY???? I just saw your myspace page.

    http://www.myspace.com/elric66

    Are you just kidding? Did you get kicked out of the Air Force? Are you for Gay Marriage?

    Hey..if your gay, your gay..i mean no disrespect…..just don’t meet too many staunch conservatives who are.

  86. “I know what the tea partiers stand for but it’s just very hypocritical when the Bush administration was the first to bail out wall street, ok stimulus funds and agree with auto bailout on his way out the door. Where were the tea parties then. One thing about democrats is that they were not scared to protest against Obama on other issues, too bad the tea partiers couldn’t stand up for their so called principles in the beginning stages of this.”-sensico

    1. The Rabbit bitched loud and clear about Bush when he did that.
    2. Many others did.
    3. Obama added more…so much more…to the Bush bail out.
    4. Some at the Tea Parties are hypocritical when it comes to Bush. Who cares? That doesn’t invalidate what they are complaining about now. I witness someone beating their wife yesterday. Say nothing. Witness it today and start complaining. Sensico says nobody should listen to me.
    5. It all happened so quick, they didn’t have time to organize a tea party during Bush
    6. Do you still really compare the Tea Party movement to the birther movement?
    7. Are you cool with the documented waste of the stimulus money.
    8. Do you understand that this money has to paid back? Your cool with that? Any ideas how this going to happen?
    9. Do you understand that you personally took a loan out and then gave it to the government to spend it for you. Wouldn’t you have rather spent it yourself? Then again, if there is one thing I like about you it’s responsibility. You would never be so reckless, personally.
    10. If it was a two year plan, why was the bill rushed over one weekend?
    11. We were threatened with 9.5% unemployment if the bill doesn’t pass. We are at 9.5 unemployment after the bill passed.
    12 nobody read the bill. nobody even read where and how they were going to spend your money.

  87. Sensico,

    You seem sweet enough and I don’t wish to hammer you, but you are incredibly naive – I hope that it is due to being young, but I feel that you have the genetic Obama rube gene instilled in your third ventricle.

    Where in the world do you come up with only “3%” of my taxes go to somebody else’s benefit? Is that some kind of joke? We have spent over 7 trillion dollars on LBJ’s great society program alone since 1964 – which was anything but great. And that is but a small part of what a typical taxpayer has paid. Every check that I have ever received has 1.25% of it removed for Medicaid, SSI, and a host of other programs; none which benefit me one iota – in addition, my company gets to match that amount so now you’re already at 2.5% of every dollar made (much less taxed) for “somebody else’s benefit”.

    In my own world, our public schools are so infiltrated with godless Obama rubes, slackers, Gates whitey haters, pagans, leftist deviants and perverts, etc…that I didn’t even get the benefit of public education for my children which I figure cost me over $250K in a 14 year period.

    And all this just for starters…

  88. “Mayor of Lansing went on Ed Shultz saying there were jobs created.”

    The stimulus is working because the mayor said so?

    Sensico…we are at 15.4% unemployment. We were at 12.9 in January.

    Remember? Shovel ready. Instant results. Obama never mentioned any 2 year plan. Biden himself has conceded its been a major disappointment. They told us we would see results in the summer time.

    Most of my friends are construction workers. Should I have them email the mayor of Lansing?

  89. Rutherford,

    You mistakenly accused Elric of posting that video – you owe him an apology. And that video rings truer now than it did then. Face it, Obama is much more like Gates than you care to admit.

    How a smart man like you can continue to deny it after BIg O sat in a racist church for 20 years is like saying David Duke was only present at Klan meetings when they were discussing the budget.

    The chickenssss, have come home, to roosssstttt…

  90. Didn’t Big O and his lackeys promise us if we only spent another 1.8 trillion, that the unemployment rate would never exceed 8.0%?

    Is that Bush’s fault too Sensico?

  91. “In my own world, our public schools are so infiltrated with godless Obama rubes, slackers, Gates whitey haters, pagans, leftist deviants and perverts, etc…

    lol…try teaching all of them.

    oh…wait…your talking about the teachers.

    Tex, you’re never going to believe this, but teachers are not as liberal as you think. Now the MEA and the other lobby groups are terrible. They are so leftist they don’t even care about the teachers.

    Half my department are conservatives. (Admittedly, the other half are big time liberals)

    Teachers are more educated then ever before. The unions allow many bad ones to stick around. The union also keeps many good ones sticking around as well.

    Public Education sucks for one major reason. Parents suck. It’s as simple as that. Good parents are the answer. Take some that Godless, pagan, ultra liberal teacher. If that kid has a good parent, even that class can be a great learning experience, leading to great critical thinking skills. “Mr. So and So is such a jackass because this and that.”

    Parents make the school. Most teachers try their hardest.

    teacher break down.

    5% Are lazy good for nothing parasites.
    30% Try so hard, have all the best intentions but can’t control the kids.
    30% Average. If the kid has a good parent, the kid will end up learning.
    35% do a great job.

    I wish i could take you to my job for a month.

    Biggest myth ever sold to the American people: Money will fix schools

    False false false

    I could do my job in a fricking cave if I know I have parents who support their kids.

  92. Rabbit,

    I agree mostly – parents are mostly to blame and all the money in the world won’t fix public education.

    However, you’re kidding yourself if you don’t think public education is controlled and manipulated by liberal administration – don’t believe me, consider the curriculum and how they vote. There a legions of Obama rubes still singing his praises though Big O has proven to not be worth a shit. Public education is a Democratic establishment – and hence, the certain failure as everything they touch turns to shit.

    Many public teachers are saints – many aren’t worth a damn.

  93. I said 3% because it goes back to you in the form of government spending on things that matter and tax incentives. Would you like it if I said 10% because any higher with in the context that I just said would be ridiculous contradictory to my point. You’re middle class, you don’t pay as much as the rich so stop acting like it.
    And I only associate Tea Party movement to the birther movement because they associate themselves with birthers. Obviously not even believes this but for the most part they aren’t doing much to stop associating themselves with these people. And with more and more politicians kissing up to the fringe, that doesn’t help either.
    Gates, related to the officer that arrested him….seems like this might just be sibling rivalry and thus reminds me that the media has wasted a week of air time.
    Elric can be gay and conservative all he wants, the bigger question might be why a 42 year old man watches Smallville.
    Hey, I’m not trying to profile and say older men can’t watch Smallville, but I just don’t meet many staunch conservatives who are gay and watches smallville…

  94. You are so far out of your depth you cant even read who posted the video.

    My apologies Elric. What a brain-fart. Not that you didn’t fully agree with the vid posted by Tex but I stand corrected.

  95. As you can decipher from the audiotape the woman who called Cambridge Police never referred to intruders as black.

    You obviously didn’t read the apology I issued to the 911 caller (comment 65)

  96. Well, I guess the simple answer to that is step in my classroom and tell me if I’m controlled and manipulated by liberal administration.

    If you have even the remotest amount of common sense, you can jump through administration’s few hoops and then be free to do what you think is right. Thank god for the Union.

    As for administration, they aren’t the liberal ones. They are almost apolitical. They are all about test scores and image. The last thing administration wants to do is make any kind of political statement at all. They don’t even have much to do with curriculum. Test scores, test scores, test scores. That’s all they care about. Now, administration are usually complete ass wipes. Just not political ones. They worst of them are flavor of the week educational theory types that you nod your head yes to and then ignore.

    No, the liberals are the teachers themselves. The school of education at university is deplorable. In that case, it’s even worse then even you probably assume. Thus, young, impressionable teachers are corrupted. Older ones, like me, were able to see right through that crap.

    Now school boards, voted in by the people, that’s where you also find the pc liberals. Often times, that’s where curriculum is hashed out. Either that or dictated by the state. Which is bad because the state hold endless committees with, you guessed it, ultra liberal whack jobs from university. Either way, it comes down via a democratic institution. And either way, i ignore it all and say, ” Yes mam”.

    Lastly, take out every public school where parents are notorious for not giving a shit and then look at the numbers. You will find a public school system that kicks ass.

    I work in a very upper middle class and conservative community. Our graduation rate is around 98%. Almost everyone goes to college. And our standardized test scores are high. We have good, God fearing hardworking families. Hence, a great school.

    The kids keep voting me teacher of the year. I find it very embarrassing. I never thought I’d be a “Mr. Cool” type teacher. It’s almost creepy, if you ask me. The weird thing is I run the class old school style: notes. I guess they like my humor or something. The liberal “save the world” type teachers hate me over this. The sad thing is they put in 5 times the amount of work as I do too.

    You always got to watch your back in my line of work. Other teachers. Being quoted out of context. Teacher hating parents. Depraved or obsessed students.

    Man, I won’t even help a kid after class if I’m going to alone in the room. Never be alone with a kid. EVER.

    I still can’t believe i ended up a teacher. My buddies give me shit about all the time.

    I have to go “school clothes” shopping and buy shirts that cover up my terrible ass white trash Navy tattoos. it’s a pathetic sight. I get bored in 5 minutes and my wife has to yell at me to focus and try stuff on.

    In another month i will be back to playing this weird actor…Mr. Rabbit.

  97. You mistakenly accused Elric of posting that video – you owe him an apology

    Apology given … see comment 120.

    Now, Tex … you are so out of your depth that you basically ignored the body of my comment, even though it was mistakenly directed at Elric.

    You need to know more about the psychology of being black in America before you go posting videos.

    I’ll deal with Rabbit’s comment on this tomorrow … for now I’m going to bed. (A preview …. Rabbit is damn insightful, no sarcasm intended.)

  98. “Gates, related to the officer that arrested him….seems like this might just be sibling rivalry and thus reminds me that the media has wasted a week of air time.
    Elric can be gay and conservative all he wants, the bigger question might be why a 42 year old man watches Smallville.
    Hey, I’m not trying to profile and say older men can’t watch Smallville, but I just don’t meet many staunch conservatives who are gay and watches smallville…” -sensico

    That fricking cracked me up big time. I never realized that you actualy have some wit in you. seriously LOLed.

    As for your Tea Party analysis….are you drunk? Because I can’t even decipher what the hell you are trying to say.

    I think with the 3% comment your saying that due to the rich paying so much more then we do in taxes, that, at the worse, we only really pay 3% due to enjoying all the goodies we get in return. Am I reading this correctly?

  99. Well, the opportunity presented itself and I couldn’t let it pass me by. And I thought my tea party analysis was clear, as you know it’s close to 2am and I’ll read it tomorrow and see whether it’s still clear or not.
    And yes you are reading my comment in correctly.
    and if the navy tattoos aren’t on your chest or behind then why cover then up. All the kids will think you’re cooler. And Rabbit is only “insightful” because he comments about his real life 😛

  100. They are on my arms.

    I thought for a second you were going to make a joke that I have one of those tattoos on my lower back…tramp stamp style.

    lol…no tats on my behind….

    Well….now that I’m tenured…I probably could get away with it.

    Trust me, your not getting hired as a teacher with a bunch of tattoos showing.

  101. “I said 3% because it goes back to you in the form of government spending on things that matter and tax incentives. Would you like it if I said 10% because any higher with in the context that I just said would be ridiculous contradictory to my point. You’re middle class, you don’t pay as much as the rich so stop acting like it.”

    My, my, my- I damned near blew my top when I read this. This, from a lass who’s yet to live in the real world working a real job. Now your blog makes perfect sense to me- it isn’t about reality at all, just your narrow perception of it.

    Top 20% of wage earners pay 69.3% of all federal taxes, the middle 60% pay 29.7% of all federal taxes, the bottom 20% pay a whopping- wait for it- 0.8% of all federal taxes. Now, I’m sure in your little world, this makes perfect sense, but for those of us who ACTUALLY pay taxes and have to ACTUALLY work for a living, we find this to be a total load of crap.

    Do you know who the top 20% are? Of course you don’t, facts don’t seem to matter much, but for informations sake, that would be a combined household income of $97K. Sounds like a lot to a college kid, but if you live anywhere near a metropolitan area, it’s pretty mediocre. Hell, the top 50% of household incomes is just $20K+ and fall into the 29.7% area. Oh, just so you know, the top 1% is $365K, and the top 5% is $174K.

    Share the wealth, as your messiah would say, is the redistribution of wealth, or, in his case, the buying of votes with other peoples money. That is what demagogues do…

  102. Sensico, you think living on a farm is fun? Having lived on a farm, lots of descriptors come to mind- fun wasn’t one of them.

    3%, 10%- make up any number you want, I don’t think you grasp how taxes work. The vast majority of people who recieve direct benefit from the government don’t pay any taxes in the first place, so no, there is no benefit to taxes other than infrastructure and emergency services. See, if they stuck to the things that do benefit everyone, then we wouldn’t have all of these deficits.

    Pandering to those that have yet to succeed seems a masochistic act at best.

  103. “Elric can be gay and conservative all he wants, the bigger question might be why a 42 year old man watches Smallville.”

    Bigger question is why are you so obsessed with me you continue googling my ID. That and when you cant win an argument, you have to resort to petty insults. That my friend are the bigger questions.

  104. Facing the first real rough patch of his presidency, President Obama and his supporters are once again resorting to a tried-and-true tactic: attacking George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

    In his White House press conference last week, Mr. Obama referred to the Bush era at least nine times, three times lamenting that he “inherited” a $1.3 trillion debt that has set back his administration’s efforts to fix the economy.

    With the former president lying low in Dallas, largely focused on crafting his memoirs, Mr. Obama has increasingly attempted to exploit Mr. Bush when discussing the weak economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the difficulty closing the military prison at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    As he took power, Mr. Obama promised a “new era of responsibility” that would transcend partisan politics.

    “For a guy who campaigned on taking responsibility and looking forward, he spends an awful lot of time pointing fingers and looking backward,” said former Bush deputy press secretary Tony Fratto, who has begun defending the previous administration.

    Rest here>>>

    http://www.weaselzippers.net/blog/2009/07/with-poll-numbers-tanking-obama-returns-to-bashing-bush-with-a-vengeance-mentions-him-9-times-in-a-s.html#comments

    Real leadership there Thuggy. No one forced you to run.

  105. the bigger question might be why a 42 year old man watches Smallville

    Well in Elric’s defense, he hasn’t logged into his myspace page since 2007 and back then Smallville was at least minimally watchable. As far as I’m concerned it’s gone in the toilet since then. I watched it back in its heyday before they killed off John Schneider (Bo Duke).

    By the way, several weeks ago, I commented on an email I received from “Deep Throat”. The email had Elric’s myspace page in it but I’ve kept the details to myself. I figured if Elric wanted to elaborate more on his personal stats, he would do so.

    Elric … you made an interesting comment earlier in the thread that I was “assuming” you are white. Well, to be truthful, I forgot about your myspace page, but at least you claim to be white there. Now I’m here to tell you, if you are a black gay conservative then you simply MUST start your own blog. That’s a perspective you’re just not gonna find too many places.

    Note to Rabbit … Andrew Sullivan is one gay conservative who comes to mind although he has dissociated himself from the Republican party in disgust.

  106. Bully boys: A brief history of White House thuggery
    By Michelle Malkin • July 29, 2009 07:51 AM

    Just finished up on the Today Show, where I had a quick chance to briefly expose the Culture of Corruption in the age of Obama. My syndicated column today adds to the dossier with a round-up of fresh Bully Boy moments.

    It’s the Chicago way.

    ***

    Bully boys: A brief history of White House thuggery
    by Michelle Malkin
    Creators Syndicate
    Copyright 2009

    Six months into the Obama administration, it should now be clear to all Americans: Hope and Change came to the White House wrapped in brass knuckles.

    http://michellemalkin.com/2009/07/29/bully-boys-a-brief-history-of-white-house-thuggery/

    Hey she stole my line Its ok, she is allowed since she is smart and hot. 🙂

  107. The mask slips
    Monday, 27th July 2009

    I’ve been travelling and so have only just been catching up with the Obama race row over the altercation between Henry Louis Gates and the Cambridge, Mass. police. Strikes me this is no storm in a teacup. Look at the Fox News clip that Tim Montgomerie highlights here for some extremely sharp comments indeed, particularly by Charles Krauthammer. Even after Obama started rowing back, noted Juan Williams of NPR, he was still getting the facts wrong, claiming that Sgt Crowley had led Gates out of his house whereas this was ‘just not true’.

    This affair is toxic because it touches many nerves: America’s neuralgic conscience over its historic racism, the monstrously unjust over-reaction to that racism, and the election of a President who supposedly embodied, in both his identity and his approach, a post-racial New Man and an absolution for past national sins. Now the mask has slipped, and even those with Obama stars in their eyes can’t hide their dismay.

    As regular readers of this blog know, I have been banging on from the start of Obama’s rise to power about the astonishing discrepancy between how he was presented by the media on the issue of race and what he actually had said and done. His whole background from the earliest days onwards was steeped in anti-white grievance politics of the most bitter and corrosive kind. This was all ignored. His two-decade membership of an anti-white church was ignored, his early anti-white mentors such as Frank Marshall Davis were ignored, his participation on the Nation of Islam ‘Million Man march’ and his association with Nation of Islam cadres were ignored.

    http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/5225221/the-mask-slips.thtml

  108. just want to note that I never googled his myspace, Rabbit posted it here! And I agree, that would make for an interesting perspective Elric should start his own blog. I still stick with my Smallville comment, I would written the same thing last year.
    And now I’m a mad at myself because I didn’t think of a joke about a lower tattoo on Rabbit’s back, thats something I definitely would have joked about.
    adios!

  109. Oh gawd Rutherford, your sophistication and my supposed ignorance about understanding “being black” is comical:

    You need to know more about the psychology of being black in America before you go posting videos.

    Well then, you need to understand more about “being white” in America before you can commit that David Duke is a pig, that George Bush is a cowboy, and anything Sarah Palin. I don’t think you should be committing on Green Day anymore either – they’re white and you don’t really understand their music. 🙄

    Is there a word beyond ludicrous, incredulous or ignorant?

    If I did ignore the crux of your post, it was because it made little sense except for providing a snicker, and sounded like something that Cornell West asshole would have made. I think the video pissed you off because you can’t even venture a “progressive” excuse for the obvious – Obama is a more slicked tongue version of Gates.

    Add to the fact, you don’t answer 99% of my questions anyway, consider it sauce for the goose.

    And anybody that would call androgynous Andy Sullivan a conservative literally is detached. That one is even worse than you calling Jesse The Bod a conservative. “R’, you are educated and intelligent – I”ve given you kudos for your provocative writing which you deserve credit. But you can have a talent and still be downright limp. Sullivan is an HIV positive queer that was never conservative to begin with, and got his little wee bent when Bush wouldn’t approve of gay marriage. He went off the deep end…

    Man, you really do need to extend your circles and learn something beyond the boundaries of TV.

  110. Elric isn’t going to play your liberal Q&A game, folks.

    Let me inform you of the rules.

    You must answer ALL of Elric’s questions for him to answer 1 of yours. You can’t even challenge him to answer his own questions, because he will refuse to play your “liberal game.”

    Elric, you want to know why people Google your name? It’s because you don’t share. The rest of us take part in discussion here. We share little details about what we are about. We share our opinions on controversial topics. We share our beliefs and disbeliefs.

    You refuse to do any of those things, all because someone hasn’t answered some question you snuck in 3 days prior with your Daily 100 link barrage.

  111. Yeah. That was me, not sensico. Elric66…that was a little overboard by me, and bordering on kind of weird. If it means anything to you, I apologize.

    It aint easy being the Rabbit. On one hand my true nature is that I’m a total prick. Complicating that reality is this massive conscious that will keep me up at nights on end.

  112. “You must answer ALL of Elric’s questions for him to answer 1 of yours.”

    My my, DOI is back and exaggerating as usual.

    “You refuse to do any of those things, all because someone hasn’t answered some question you snuck in 3 days prior with your Daily 100 link barrage.”

    Thats right DOI, I am a closed book. LOL

  113. If Elric is to be accused of not answering questions, then he has company on this blog – the blog owner has the gift of passing by questions without “lib” answer, or one in which it possibly could be shown that the blog owner was abysmally wrong in previous posts…

    I think Rutherford may be catching the General Chenzhen disease. He put all of his worth into the Obammi campaign, and it ain’t working out quite like he had hoped. Chen was so strung out after months of propaganda that he ran off and hid. He was great at the criticism, but not so great at the defense or performance – a congenital malady amongst libs.

    The Rabbit and old Tex have stayed with it throughout, proving winners never quit. 😮 We are now enjoying the fruits of our past discussions, able to provide to the diseased our message of:

    “I TOLD YOU SO” 🙂

  114. “In his White House press conference last week, Mr. Obama referred to the Bush era at least nine times, three times lamenting that he “inherited” a $1.3 trillion debt that has set back his administration’s efforts to fix the economy.”

    Part of that 1.3 Trillion he’s complaining about is TARP, which he encouraged and agreed to with Bush. And I’m sorry, you can’t complain about 1.3 trillion in deficits when you’ve added how many trillion?

    http://blog.heritage.org/2009/03/24/bush-deficit-vs-obama-deficit-in-pictures/

  115. I’m sorry, I am following this interesting discussion but it’s hard as I don’t know all the lingo as Rutherford suggest…whats DOI?
    I don’t see how anyone can “win” in these discussions. No one has switched positions from before and many, including me just keep arguing the same points over and over again. Just because you comment more doesn’t mean you win, it just means you’re repeating yourself. And how is it “I TOLD YOU SO” when the GOP’s poll numbers are as low as right after the election and people still think Obama is a strong and decisive leader. The TOLD YOU SO part is dead.

  116. Rest assured Gorilla, when the economy returns more toward the norm (thank you Ronald Reagan), our loving Rutherford will be jumping on-line to give us the latest in Hitler youth extraordinaire about how the stimulus “saved us”, never recognizing that it did nothing of the sort, and in fact not only delayed the recovery, but possibly weakened the dollar to the point of hyperinflation “extraordinaire”.

    If the stimulus were to have worked, and administration was part of the stimulus being they aren’t even smart enough to dole the money out efficiently except to line their own inner circle pockets (Rahm Emanuel), we should have started seeing the results by now. Consumers have caught on to the Dimocratic shell game that this didn’t stimulate anything but the debt counter and was at best a stop gap, and are hedging their bets with confidence returning more toward the lows.

    If there is one thing Obama is not (besides being honest), it is very apparent that he couldn’t pass a beginning macro-economics class if he tried. But he’d be hell in a courtroom defending Jeremiah Wright. 😉

  117. No one has switched positions from before and many, including me just keep arguing the same points over and over again.

    Is that why the Chosen One’s poll numbers are sinking into the abyss?

    And how is it “I TOLD YOU SO” when the GOP’s poll numbers are as low as right after the election

    The GOP isn’t on the radar anymore – as it existed in 2008, it is finished. The time of the worthless McCain elves has reached its end and the resurrection of Reaganites is taking hold (remember that I told you this some months from now).

    Obama is a strong and decisive leader.

    Please continue to parrot this mantra Baghdad ‘Sensico’ Bob. For a taste of Obama’s strong leadership, I suggest you watch the warm welcome the Russian leaders gave The Prophet in Elric’s video from above. This will be how Americans will be treating the scoundrel about 1-2 years from now (with disdain). JImmy Carter with a ‘fro.

  118. “I’m sorry, I am following this interesting discussion but it’s hard as I don’t know all the lingo as Rutherford suggest…whats DOI?”

    DOI is Red Pill’s new name. Stands for Defender of Islam.

    “the election and people still think Obama is a strong and decisive leader.”

    LOL. Thuggy is still whining about Bush. Real “leadership” there.

  119. Elric, what do my feelings toward AIPAC tell you about me? I have asked several times since you have made that chicken-shit statement weeks ago. When will I get the answer?

  120. Real bite from ObamaCare in Decade 1: $820 billion
    posted at 1:45 pm on July 29, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
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    The White House has tried to hit back against the CBO for scoring its health-care proposal in the House as a $239 billion bomb to the federal deficit over the next ten years. The administration got some help from an unlikely source, who also challenges the total. Chuck Blahous, a Bush-era economic adviser, writes today that the CBO got it wrong — and that the total hit will be more than three times what the CBO projected:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/29/real-bite-from-obamacare-in-decade-1-820-billion/

  121. As I was saying…..

    I guess I haven’t met Elric’s quota for question-answering.

    Tex, the difference between Elric and Rutherford is that Rutherford doesn’t use unanswered questions as an excuse to dodge other questions. Elric does.

  122. Tex,

    You and I both know that the stimulus was never intended to stimulate anything. If it had been, it wouldn’t have been programmed to spend the bulk of the money in 2010 and 2011. It wasn’t stimulus, but rather as Rush would say, porkulus.

    Sensico is clearly anti-GOP. I’ve gone to her blog a couple times, but all one sees is one-side, highly partisan opinion that a five minute google search would refute. But hey, it is in keeping with Obama- when the going gets tuff, the ‘tuff’ blame Bush!

  123. The other thing is this, what’s with the lefts obsession with hating Palin?

    I think they’re terrified of her and the fact that connects with a lot of Americans. I mean, they’ve blasted her expereince, well, she’s more executive experience than Obama and Biden together. They’ve tried to question her intelligence, but in the VP debate, she’s the one who won. But I think the thing that gets me most is the personal attacks. You’d think feminists would be jumping out of the woodwork to defend her, but not a word. I guess women’s liberty only applies if your a leftist…

  124. Did Obama do Zelaya’s bidding in revoking visas?
    posted at 2:27 pm on July 29, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
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    Earlier today, Dafydd ab Hugh wrote about the weird juxtaposition of arguing for diplomatic contact with the Taliban while revoking visas for Honduran officials after the removal of Manuel Zelaya from office. The story actually gets even stranger, as The Hill reports. Apparently, the White House got the notion to revoke the visas from Zelaya himself, who demanded it in a letter to Barack Obama:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/29/did-obama-do-zelayas-bidding-in-revoking-visas/

    Hmmmm…real “leadership”

  125. “You’d think feminists would be jumping out of the woodwork to defend her, but not a word. I guess women’s liberty only applies if your a leftist…”

    They dont defend oppression of women in the islamic world either.

  126. I’m still waiting for you to answer my question, Elric.

    What do my feelings toward AIPAC tell you about me? You’ve stated it tells you something. So what is it?

    Is that not a fair question? Have I not engaged you enough on this blog to warrant an honest answer?

    Or are you going to continue to dodge this one, as you call everyone else out on answering every one of your endless questions?

  127. Video: Michelle discusses Obama’s “racial opportunism” on … the Today show

    posted at 10:12 am on July 29, 2009 by Allahpundit

    Here’s that intriguing morning appearance I teased in Monday’s Hannity post. A bunch of you thought I was talking about “The View,” which broke my heart because how awesomely awesome would that have been? Ah well. Enjoy Lauer affecting shock at the idea that a guy who tried to prove his “authenticity” by spending 20 years in Reverend Wright’s Church of the Perpetual Grievance, who once famously accused Team McCain of having a problem with the fact that he doesn’t look like the other presidents on U.S. currency, and who was known to reference “Malcolm X” while addressing black audiences on the campaign trail might possibly be guilty of racial opportunism. Although, in The One’s defense, what kind of progressive would he be if he wasn’t?

    Best part: The boss lighting into Michelle Obama for her history of cronyism, much to Matt’s horror. Be sure to watch to the very end or you’ll miss the look on his face as he wraps the segment. I’m guessing she wasn’t booked at his insistence.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/29/video-michelle-talks-obamas-racial-opportunism-on-the-today-show/

  128. Or maybe you just don’t like that question. Let me try another.

    How come you link from littlegreenfootballs2, but not the main site?

  129. Seven House Dems Ask AG Holder to Meet With CAIR and Other Islamist Groups, Letter Nearly Verbatim of Ones Sent by Same Groups….

    The left are tools of the fifth-column Islamists? Now I’ve heard it all*

    Seven House Democrats have written Attorney General Eric Holder invoking a list of grievances from radical Islamist groups and asking that Holder meet with representatives from those groups to hear their concerns, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned.

    The grievances include the use of convicted felons as informants in mosques, alleged religious profiling of Somali Muslims in Minnesota and elsewhere and allegations that the FBI is working with foreign governments to question American citizens who are terror suspects. In the letter, the representatives said:

    “These concerns raise legitimate questions about due process, justice, and equal treatment under the law. We hope you will meet with American Muslim leaders to ensure that core American values are respected for all Americans, regardless of race, ethnicity, or faith. For your convenience, we have attached a contact list of American Muslim leaders.”

    These issues have been pushed by radical Islamist groups for months. The letter’s close tracking of the interest groups’ positions indicates that their officials dictated its terms for the members of Congress to sign.

    In fact, the nine entities all are listed in exactly the same sequence in this release from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). The April 2009 release also cites two of the same issues as in the letter to Holder.

    The letter was signed by California representatives Loretta Sanchez, Adam Schiff, Mike Honda and Lois Capps, along with Ohio representatives Mary Jo Kilroy and Dennis Kucinich. Northern Virginia Congressman James Moran joined the group. Moran serves on the House Appropriations Committee subcommittee on defense. Schiff and Honda serve on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Kilroy sits on the House Homeland Security Committee.

    Rest here>>>

    http://www.weaselzippers.net/blog/2009/07/seven-house-dems-ask-ag-holder-to-meet-with-cair-and-other-islamist-groups-letter-nearly-verbatim-of.html#comments

    The leftist/islamic alliance continues

  130. Not to burst anyones bubble but the VP debate was the downfall of the McCain campaign…amongst other things.
    And I respected Palin (at first) because I thought she wasn’t a typical feminist but she did a 180 turn, not talking about her policies but her approach. Before she criticized Hillary and said it’s not good or a step forward for women to play the victim card. That was cool, but next thing you know she’s blaming everyone for her troubles during the campaign.
    I wrote about how I used to like the way republicans would staunchly promote personal responsibility but now the GOP has become a bunch of whiners not taking responsibility for their missteps.

  131. White House Science Adviser Advocated ‘De-Development’ of the United States
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009
    By Christopher Neefus

    John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, co-authored “Ecoscience” with Paul and Anne Ehrlich. (CNSNews.com photo/Penny Starr)
    (CNSNews.com) – President Obama’s top science adviser, John P. Holdren, advocated the “de-development” of the United States in books he published in the 1970s.

    “A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States,” Holdren wrote in a 1973 book he co-authored with Paul R. Ehrlch and Anne H. Ehrlich. “De-development means bringing our economic system (especially patterns of consumption) into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation.”

    http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=51702

    Sounds familiar

  132. Sensico: “I wrote about how I used to like the way republicans would staunchly promote personal responsibility but now the GOP has become a bunch of whiners not taking responsibility for their missteps.”

    Unlike the Democratic party that is still snivelling about Bush and the GOP, even though it has controlled both houses of Congress for the last 2 years?

  133. Elric, that Michelle Malkin video was great on NBC!!! 😆 😆 😆

    I guess Big O got his teaching moment, eh? Our little minority woman just slam dunked President Three Point and gave him a karate chop to the nuts on the way down. Talk about ripping the Big O a new rectum on the public stage! 😆 😆 😆

    That wimp Matt Lauer looked at the end like he’d sat on a 12 vibrator with spikes for four minutes as fast as he was squirming!

    I like your links – keep them coming.

  134. Red,

    Unlike the Democratic party that is still snivelling about Bush and the GOP, even though it has controlled both houses of Congress for the last 2 years?

    Thank you for saving me the post to explain sniveling. I wonder if Rutherford and Sensico will scold you about not understanding the black experience too?

    Looks to me like the wheels are coming of the Dimocratic wagon quicker than imagined. When they resort to blaming Bush six months after the fact, they’re feeling the heat and running for excuses.

    And FIre Chief Obama obviously believes the fastest way to put out of the fire is spray gasoline from the hose.

  135. Tex,

    Hey no problem. My links are for your enjoyment as well as Dodgers 🙂

    A shame that we dont have Michelle running the RNC, we would be in much better shape right now. Right now the only thing we have going is that Thuggy is such a disaster.

    I bet NBC doesnt invite her back LOL

  136. CNSNews.com
    Conyers to Introduce Constitutional Amendment Making Health Care a ‘Right’
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009
    By Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter

    (CNSNews.com) – During his speech at a recent National Press Club luncheon, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) said he is introducing a constitutional amendment that would establish health care as “a right” for all Americans.

    http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=51742

    Dont forget, a right for illegals as well.

  137. Hey “R”,

    I have a technical question about WordPress – how do I contact them to let them no that when I tried to register through their security, I keep getting an “invalidated image” message?

    This pertains to a different site by the way.

    Can you help me out old friend?

  138. Oops, President Obama did it again. He thoughtlessly, carelessly and offensively whipped out the race card.

    Sorry Gorilla, no new news here. Obama’s expressed opinion at the news conference was one of the politically dumbest things he’s ever done. The fact is, Crowley did act stupidly. We did not need Obama to tell us this, for reasons already stated in my original post.

  139. I think they’re terrified of her and the fact that connects with a lot of Americans.

    Ah yes, Gorilla, you have hit the nail squarely on the head there. It is VERY terrifying that even a small fraction of this country worships at the feet of a woman who should never have gotten past beauty queen.

    New Fox poll came out today. Fox, mind you, the temple of Sarah. Know what it said? Approximately 34% or respondents said Sarah’s best move now would be “Homemaker”. ROTFLMAO. Talk show host made a distant second at about 16%. Does that tell you anything? Heaven only knows what an MSNBC poll would have revealed.

  140. I’m always amazed at what years of hate does to a person’s face. Michelle Malkin just wreaks hate as far as I’m concerned. I don’t even need to hear her open her mouth. I just look at her and I shake my head. She and Ann Coulter were surely separated at birth.

  141. Tex, there is a WordPress Support page here. Don’t know how much help that might be by itself.

    There is also a page for contacting Support, but it looks like you might need to be a registered member to use that.

    You might also try the Forums and plug in that error message into the Search box provided to search the forums.

  142. Thank you for saving me the post to explain sniveling. I wonder if Rutherford and Sensico will scold you about not understanding the black experience too? – Tex
    That has nothing to do with the argument at hand. Another example of making something out of nothing. And I honestly don’t think any of you are stupid enough to not understand what Blacks had to go through in this country. Sorry, if I didn’t do what you expected me to do.
    Unlike the Democratic party that is still snivelling about Bush and the GOP, even though it has controlled both houses of Congress for the last 2 years? – pill
    Not to put down the democratic party but besides Obama, I never associated personal responsibilities with democrats and your comment is out of place with my point at hand. Basically the GOP has coveted themselves as the party of personal responsibility yet they want to blame the media, liberals, bloggers for their problems. Another sign of hypocrisy. And since Bush was the one in office promoting policy and signing legislation, I don’t think it’s out of place to blame Bush for the downturn of this country. He was in office for heavens sake, deal with it 😛

  143. Sensico: “And since Bush was the one in office promoting policy and signing legislation, I don’t think it’s out of place to blame Bush for the downturn of this country. He was in office for heavens sake, deal with it.”

    And Obama is in office now, which means he is responsible for everything that has happened since Jan 20, right? Are you ready to deal with that?

    You folks can either use the “inheritted from Bush” excuse, or you can use the “Bush was in office then” excuse. But you can’t have both. Logic forbids it.

    Rutherford: “It is VERY terrifying that even a small fraction of this country worships at the feet of a woman who should never have gotten past beauty queen.”

    Now you know how many of us feel about that not-so-small fraction of this country who worship at the feet of a guy who should have never gotten past community organizer.

  144. “I’m always amazed at what years of hate does to a person’s face. Michelle Malkin just wreaks hate as far as I’m concerned. I don’t even need to hear her open her mouth. I just look at her and I shake my head. She and Ann Coulter were surely separated at birth.”

    Well we all know how much love and respect the left treated Bush, you hypocrite.

  145. You folks can either use the “inheritted from Bush” excuse, or you can use the “Bush was in office then” excuse. But you can’t have both. Logic forbids it. – pill
    those two phrases are synonymous and logic doesn’t forbid it. For obvious reasons but perhaps I shall explain it for you. We inherited this mess from Bush, who was in office then and therefore have to clean up his mess. I’m sorry but the effects of Bush being in office are still being felt now. Maybe you don’t realize this but Obama can’t snap his fingers and fix everything the next day.

  146. “We inherited this mess from Bush, who was in office then and therefore have to clean up his mess.”

    And please tell us what Thuggy did in his 2 years in the Senate to stop “Bush’s mess” besides running for president and collecting money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

  147. Poll: Americans want lower deficits without higher taxes or reduced services
    posted at 5:56 pm on July 29, 2009 by Allahpundit
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    The bad news? It’s precisely this cake-and-eat-it fickleness that’s led Congress to put off dealing with Medicare and Social Security. The good news? ObamaCare’s a magical mystery miracle program that’s somehow going to achieve all three of these things simultaneously. Through Hopenchange all feats are possible, my friends.

    The saddest realization is that the stupidity is bipartisan. Note the Republican numbers on services and the Democratic numbers on taxes.

    While you mull, enjoy the new ad from the DNC blaming Republicans for not “fixing” the economy by supporting a bill that helped quadruple the deficit this year while doing jack to halt growing unemployment. Luckily, it’s all Bush’s fault. All of it.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/29/poll-americans-want-lower-deficits-without-higher-taxes-or-reduced-services/

  148. Sensico,

    I have this question which I pose to you of superior intellect which no lib has ever been able to answer. Consider it a challenge like a math paradigm never solved – even the brave and boastful Rutherford (cough cough) ignores it. Here goes:

    In October 2007, the U.S. unemployment rate was non-existent and considered by economists at full employment. The DOW Jones was at an all time high, the S&P at a record level. October 2007 represented the eighty-first month of the Bush regime. Being that Bush, like Obama, inherited a recession and tech bubble, and in conjunction we were attacked lowering the DOW approximately 1,500 more points in two days, the DOW then experienced an increase of approximately 75% over six years and unemployment dropped a full two percentage points. In fact, for a period of six months, our accumulated deficit was basically static.

    Can you tell me what Bush did right his first 81 months that he didn’t do the last 15 months; besides inherit his first Democratic majority Congress? Can you tell me which branch of the elect is responsible for the fiduciary responsibility? The Executive, the Legislative, or the Judicial?

    You continue to cast dispersions at Bush for his management, yet the record the first seven years says otherwise. Can you enlighten each of us what changed?

  149. ** GUFFAW ** 😆 😆 😆

    STIMULUS BABY, STIMULUS!

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – How much are politicians straining to convince people that the government is stimulating the economy? In Oregon, where lawmakers are spending $176 million to supplement the federal stimulus, Democrats are taking credit for a remarkable feat: creating 3,236 new jobs in the program’s first three months.

    But those jobs lasted on average only 35 hours, or about one work week. After that, those workers were effectively back unemployed, according to an Associated Press analysis of state spending and hiring data. By the state’s accounting, a job is a job, whether it lasts three hours, three days, three months, or a lifetime.

  150. “Can you tell me what Bush did right his first 81 months that he didn’t do the last 15 months; besides inherit his first Democratic majority Congress? Can you tell me which branch of the elect is responsible for the fiduciary responsibility? The Executive, the Legislative, or the Judicial?”

    Now Tex, stop asking these drones logical questions.

  151. Can you tell me what Bush did right his first 81 months that he didn’t do the last 15 months; besides inherit his first Democratic majority Congress? – Tex
    He did some things right in my opinion, none of which are related to the economy. The reason why that question is a farce is because during the 1st 18 months he sat back, let wall street swindle people out of their money, he didn’t do anything about it/no regulation. Oh, yeah wall street does great when they’re promoting these ridiculous subprime loans. Eventually, because of this, the market burst and we have what you see now. Amongst other things he started a war in Iraq instead of Afghanistan. Though, I have no problem with the overthrowing of Saddam, I sure as hell know the mission was supposed to be to catch 911 terrorist…but that’s a long story perhaps for another Rutherford post. Anyways, that’s my answer and you should get the gist of where I’m going with this.

    Oh and republicans were in control of congress during massive spending including ridiculous pork projects like the bridge to nowhere. Also he cut taxes for the rich and not the poor and this added to the deficit. Ok, now I’m done with that part of the question.
    Can you tell me which branch of the elect is responsible for the fiduciary responsibility? The Executive, the Legislative, or the Judicial? -tex
    Well you can suggest the legislature is responsible, but if that’s the case, and that’s your defense of Bush, considering republicans were in control also, then you’re a hypocrite and have no grounds to criticize Obama then.

    Just sayin’

  152. she’ll be bigger then Rush

    LOL … Sensico I heard Lawrence O’Donnell today say that once Sarah gets her own radio show, Rush will never utter her name again. Apparently he has a reputation for pretending he is the only conservative voice on the radio. LOL

  153. Elric, I haven’t read much about John Holdren but what little I have read (even from objective sources) makes him sound like a bit of a crackpot … or at least he used to be one.

    I’d love to better understand Obama’s motives in selecting him. I suspect it was based heavily on scholarly achievement. And yes I know you already KNOW Obama’s motives, i.e. Obama is a fascist who wants to have every American family conceive only one baby and abort the rest of them. I figured I’d save you the trouble of posting your opinion on this one, 😉

  154. Sensico, just an advisory about Elric. He loves nicknames. So
    Obama = Thuggy
    Rutherford = Dodger
    Red Pill = DOI (Defender of Islam)

    Don’t worry, if you stick around long enough I’m sure he’ll find a nickname for you too. The names tend to be more sophomoric than offensive so have no fear. It’s how he endears himself to people. 😉

  155. Apologies to all of you if some of my comments have already been covered … I’m way behind on reading all your contributions and I tend to comment immediately on the ones that “move” me before reading what comes later.

  156. Sensico,

    While you didn’t get your facts right or answer the questions that a normal human might discern, I do give you a bronze medal for providing the longest answer saying nothing. There’s a talent to that.

    I mean, look at Rutherford. His political world is falling apart and what is he doing? Still droning about Sarah Palin. Still criticizing Clarence Thomas for happening to be black and conservative, still still still…the need for propaganda is over guys and gals. You won.

    But you lost….

    I TOLD YOU SO…

  157. Sensico, you know what I like about you? You’re a lib with a sense of humor. That’s why I like Rutherford.

    Here’s an example of when you’re really funny:

    Also he cut taxes for the rich and not the poor and this added to the deficit. Ok, now I’m done with that part of the question.

    See, I get the humor. The paradox of cutting taxes on people who don’t pay taxes. That was always my favorite part of Dimocratic math; new math if you will. Like multiplying by zero and getting something other than zero.

  158. I wonder if Rutherford and Sensico will scold you about not understanding the black experience too?

    For an intelligent man, Tex, sometimes your shallowness is staggering. I went out of my way to describe some of the weird mind-f*cks that can go along with being black. Instead of reading it and thinking about it, you reflexively label it Al Sharpton bulls*it.

    That’s why a real dialog is next to impossible because you won’t listen and think about the actual life experiences that are being shared with you.

    I don’t “scold” you for not understanding the black experience (whatever that is). I just find it sad you won’t even make the effort.

  159. For an intelligent man, Tex, sometimes your shallowness is staggering. I went out of my way to describe some of the weird mind-f*cks that can go along with being black. Instead of reading it and thinking about it, you reflexively label it Al Sharpton bulls*it.

    😆

    Rutherford, I’ve noted your paranoia closely correlates with Obama’s precipitous drop in the polls. 😮 You’re digressing back to Jeremiahville.

    You’re eaten up with past grievance because of this Gates thing. It’s providing a “mind*ck” for you . Now how many times have we laughed together about how petty it is to concentrate on one’s race and the emptiness of it all? I’ve described in anatomical detail how bogus it is. So now that The Bammi is falling back to Trinity Chicago and sermons of Prophet Jeremiah, you gotta follow him?

    Come on, you know I’m messing with you. I can appreciate some of our experiences can’t be shared, but that doesn’t make me Robert Byrd.

  160. I have a technical question about WordPress

    Tex, that’s an odd message. Contact me offline and I’ll see if I can figure out what is going on. Obviously WP doesn’t object to your using Jimmy Obama on my site so I’m surprised if that is the problem on someone else’s.

  161. You folks can either use the “inheritted from Bush” excuse, or you can use the “Bush was in office then” excuse. But you can’t have both. Logic forbids it.

    WOW you really lost me on that one Red Pill. The fact that “Bush was in office then” is the very reason why we “inheritied from Bush”. The two comments could not be less mutually exclusive!

    Now you know how many of us feel about that not-so-small fraction of this country who worship at the feet of a guy who should have never gotten past community organizer.

    LOL I saw that one coming a mile away! 🙂

  162. Yes, that you have a very unhealthy hatred and obsession with Palin.

    ROTFLMAO! No wonder you like Palin so much Elric. You also argue in nonsequiters. How does my citation of a Fox poll give evidence of my unhealthy hatred toward Palin? I just reported the numbers. Rather than psychoanalyze me, answer the question dude. What do the poll results tell you?

  163. Being that Bush, like Obama, inherited a recession and tech bubble …

    Funny how you left out the part of Bush and the 6 year Republican congress squandering the budget surplus left behind by Clinton. Of course, as Sensico points out, it costs a lot of money to fight a war against people who didn’t do a damn thing to you. 😉

  164. With no disrespect, I question your “blackness,” to some extent. For one, due to the crap shoot that is genetics, you don’t look black.

    Rabbit, you know me better than you think. Whatever the “black experience” is, I can hardly lay claim to it. My black parents thought James Brown was a clown. My Dad liked Hank Williams, CCR, and ABBA (LOL). My mom listened to opera. The only reason I ever watched “Soul Train” was cos my cousin/babysitter watched it. In fact she introduced me to more “soul” music in one weekend than I’d heard in 10 years.

    Because of my complexion, folks who didn’t meet my more “racially recognizable” parents assumed I was white. So in my entire life I’ve only been called the N word by my best friend who is black (as in “ni**a please!)

    But here is where the mind-f*ck comes in Rabbit … and the reason why my black experience is just as real and valid as any other brotha. To sit in a room with whites and hear sh*t that they wouldn’t say if they knew you were black … interesting experience. To try to figure out when exactly to make it clear to someone your racial background … no rule book written for it. I used to joke with my mother, “what do you want me to do? Walk up to the grocer and say ‘Hi, I’m Rutherford and I’m black.” The answer from the grocer at least 50% would be (and should be) who cares? But then there is that other bunch to whom it would matter,

    Hard for you to get perhaps … but do you know the bizarre guilt involved in NOT being discriminated against the way others of your race are, because you’re not immediately recognizable? Now I suppose I could over compensate … wear a dashiki all the time and blast “black music” from the stereo, but that’s not me.

    Anyway, I don’t mean for this to turn into a ramble. I’m just saying that while you are right that I have walked a different life from many other blacks, my life has still been touched by the psychology of being black in America. In fact, based on my experience, I don’t view being black as having anything to do with skin color. I view it as a certain psychological place, influenced by the society in which we live.

  165. Tex, you thought that was a question that would trip liberals up, I know it. And the fact that I answered your questions, burst your stupid bubble, and wrote something you didn’t like doesn’t mean my comment was about nothing. It made perfect sense 😛

  166. But what is there to say about “white heritage”? Explain to me what white “heritage even means”?

    I don’t even get that. That would span everything from those with a Jewish background to those who just became an American from Bulgaria.

    Did Bush pontificate on his “white heritage. He did talk about his links to Hispanic culture quite a bit.

    There is no white heritage.

    Rabbit, you have hereby won a lifetime membership on the Rutherford Lawson Blog, with full pre-granted immunity for any dumb ass thing you might say in the future.

    While we may not agree on much of anything politically, you have a clarity of thought that blows me away. Coming from me that might not be much of a compliment to you but there it is.

  167. I think Rutherford may be catching the General Chenzhen disease

    Now I should not take the bait on this, but in my defense, it is a huge investment in time just to read through more than 180 comments (I’m assuming I have contributed roughly 20 to the mix) and I DO read virtually every one word for word. I confess, I skip a lot of the posted links unless the accompanying commentary really intrigues me.

    Bottom line, this is a damn hard “job” for which I don’t make a dime. My guess is, besides not really caring that much about politics, that is one reason Chen “dropped out”.

  168. Biggest myth ever sold to the American people: Money will fix schools

    False false false

    OK, I was ready to get my undies in a knot about this … ready to point out money is needed for supplies, programs, etc. but then you hit me with this:

    I could do my job in a fricking cave if I know I have parents who support their kids.

    That I cannot argue with!

  169. Sensico … just wanted to say thanks for coming here and please stick around. With the exception of a rare appearance by Curator, I am the lone lib wolf on this frontier. It’s a tough gig!

  170. Elric, before I move on to writing my next post, I can’t resist taking one last pot shot at you.

    Many moons ago, maybe even as much as a year ago, I had a reader whose comments were as prolific as yours. I ended up offering him a co-blogging status here and while he has only contributed a handful of posts, it was for the most part an enjoyable collaboration. Yes, he was a staunch conservative.

    You know what the difference is between you and him? He always wrote in his own voice. He had opinions which he stated emphatically and at length and then included links only to support his suppositions. It’s why I offered him a guest slot on the blog … cos I knew he could write.

    I hope when all is said and done and The Rutherford Lawson Blog is one day no more, that you will find your own damn voice so we get to know who you really are and why you feel the way you feel about things. As much as I razz you, I’ve never thought you stupid. I do sometimes think you’re lazy.

    And yes, I already know my opinion of you isn’t of any particular importance to you but heck, there it is.

    P.S. It might take some homework on your part, but if you read through past comment threads, you’ll learn a bit about Tex, Rabbit and Red Pill … things that perhaps shed some light on their positions, or not. At least there is some dimension there to be explored.

  171. Funny how you left out the part of Bush and the 6 year Republican congress squandering the budget surplus left behind by Clinton.

    Funny how you forgot to mention there was no budget “surplus” by the end of the Clinton term – or have you forgotten? You also forgot to remember that was accomplished with a Republican Congress and why there was a budget surplus to begin with – it was called a booming stock market (which burst just about the time Bush inherited the job). Your selective memory is mind numbing “R”, but your memory to parrot the left’s dogma incredible.

    Sensico could no more could answer that question I posed then I could explain the big bang.

  172. no problem, though I hate to admit it, even back on Chen’s blog I thought it was rather fun breaking down Rabbit and Tex’s lame arguments. And I don’t know how Curator is but the conservatives here definitely outweigh the liberals…need more democrats and 218 comments, not bad 🙂

  173. “Rabbit, you have hereby won a lifetime membership on the Rutherford Lawson Blog, with full pre-granted immunity for any dumb ass thing you might say in the future.”-R

    Sometimes I let my dog take a dump in a giant, clear, glass salad bowl held over my face just to experience a change of perspective.

  174. Chen didn’t drop out “R”. He ran because he is still posting guest commentary at LGF2. He invested so much of his worth and spirit into the debate, that he burned out and doesn’t have the stomach to defending the failed Obama record.

    He got his wish, but like the car he purchased, it turned out to be a grave disappointment. 😉

  175. Sensico, 😆

    Do actually believe your drivel, or is an act? Like I said, a nice enough gal but you couldn’t “break me” to save your life. There is no substance here, or elsewhere. You let Rutherford keep stroking you because the rest of us know better.

    Maybe in thirty years, but right now I’m afraid your responses uber lite.

    You go girl! 😉

  176. “R”,

    You remember when I used to tease you about a lack of traffic? I would think a super lib like you would be proud of the fact that you’ve generated enough interest to attract the conservative voice?

    You’ve become the new Chen Chamber…dominated by shrill conservatives. Don’t bitch about now – and Tex used to take on the entire lib community by his lonesome at CC before the Rabbit showed up. It isn’t that difficult.

  177. oh please, I wouldn’t expect you to admit that I break you. All you do is dismiss arguments are stupid and make up something else. And it isn’t difficult to take on a whole bunch of conservatives that end up saying the same thing and childish nature. Which is why Rabbit’s insightful(ness) might be such a surprise to some 😛
    I’m sure there are many in the wordpress political alliance that are happy that Rutherford was bestowed the honor of housing all you wonderful conservatives 🙂

  178. Tex used to take on the entire lib community by his lonesome at CC

    You raise a decent point there. The Chamber did attract at least a few more libs than this place does. What am I doing wrong? Am I not snarky enough? 😉

  179. OK, so my wording was wack on that other point. But let’s look at what Sensico actually said.

    “And since Bush was the one in office promoting policy and signing legislation, I don’t think it’s out of place to blame Bush for the downturn of this country. He was in office for heavens sake, deal with it.””

    Promoting policy and signing legislation doesn’t have squat to do with Obama only being in office 6 months. If promoting policy and signing legislation is enough for the president who does so to own it, then Obama has to own up to every piece of legislation he has promoted and signed since Jan 20, 2009.

    If, after 6 months in office, we are going to keep blaming the prior administration for the woes of the current administration then it is time to start blaming Bill Clinton for 9/11, which led us to the 2 wars Obama is crying about inheritting from Bush.

    Of course, bin Laden says he attacked us because we occupied Saudi Arabia during the First Gulf War, so I guess Clinton can blame Bush Sr. for 9/11.

    Then again, there was no Kuwait until Britain drew lines on a map after WWI, so maybe we should just blame them. If not for that, there would not have been a Kuwait for Iraq to invade. We would not have had to take up Saudi Arabia’s offer of a base for the First Gulf War to oust Iraq from Kuwait. Osama would not have attacked us on 9/11. We would not have gone to war in Iraq or Afghanistan. And poor Barack Obama wouldn’t have inherited the 2 wars we are currently in.

    See how the Blame Game works? There is always someone else to blame.

  180. Rutherford: “You raise a decent point there. The Chamber did attract at least a few more libs than this place does. What am I doing wrong? Am I not snarky enough”

    It’s not you. It’s the libs. A lot of the people we used to see at Chen’s don’t seem to blog under the WPPBA tag anymore. And that is assuming they are blogging at all.

    I don’t remember their actual names, but Tex used to have loads of fun at Chen’s with a guy he labelled Revolting Puke, and an extremely obnoxious woman he dubbed Ugly Kay. And they were pretty prolific bloggers at that time in their own right.

    But you don’t see them in the WPPBA thing anymore.

    Plus, the extreme attitude of confrontation that goes on here is not for everyone. Chances are it turns off many more than it attracts, as far as commenters. (Not meaning to pass judgement on how you run things. Just sayin’….)

  181. In response to the Rabbits admission of poor financial planning, Sensico brags about her financial talent:

    “.I am able to pay my $50 phone bill, my $40 internet bill and chip in $70 on rent and spend nearly $100 a wk on food, and you know why, its because I know how to manage my freakin’ money.” [Even Rutherford should admit that is some funny stuff]

    Sensico’s take on the financial collapse in back in December:

    “its not the governments fault is people who didn’t understand business/finance 101”[

    Sensico’s current take on the financial collapse:

    “The reason why that question is a farce is because during the 1st 18 months he sat back, let wall street swindle people out of their money, he didn’t do anything about it/no regulation. Oh, yeah wall street does great when they’re promoting these ridiculous subprime loans. Eventually, because of this, the market burst and we have what you see now.”

    Sensico’s response to Rabbit’s fears of losing his job:

    “If your trying to belittle me because you think Im bragging, then I’ll continue to shove it in your face that when I do move out, I will always have a job…how about you

    Sensico’s response to Rabbit’s claim that financial ruin can happen to anyone

    “I wasn’t trying to say, “I will never lose my job” more like a…I will always have a place to go if I don’t find work.” [now there’s some rhetoric the “little guy” can identify with. Real progressive. She has rich parents that will always take care of her. Burn!]

    Hey sensico…you sure you didn’t attend a Tea Party? As according to you:

    “Also, people kill me with blaming the government for their financial failures. That’s why half the country don’t support bailing out people who bought bad mortgages.”

    Rutherford may whisper fake but sweet little nothings to you. But sensico is not a liberal. Nor is she a conservative.

    Hey…we keep it real here at Rutherford’s place. This place is for grown ups. I defy any one in here, left or right, to read sensico’s stuff and take her for anything more then an intellectually underdeveloped school girl.

    I want liberals to come to R’s. Yet sensico fills that void in the same way shaking the magic 8 ball gives sound personal advice. Complete jabberwocky.

    R…I’m not going to let you get away with playing constant hard ball with Elric and then play “homeroom” with this sensico everyday. This is the big leagues. Mentor her somewhere else. It kind of makes most of us want to barf.

    just so sensico doesn’t claim she has been quoted out of context:

    http://chenzhen.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/about-this-but-he-kept-us-safe-meme/#comments

  182. lol,you are very good and your commentary is very funny, I must admit. But, apparently those comments got under your skin cause you were throwing a pity party for yourself. And I do remember Rutherford saying something negative about that comments and me being young and so forth but my point was personal responsibility throughout that whole discussion.
    Unfortunately your attempt to paint me as contradictory doesn’t make sense. Personal responsibility should come first. At the same time, you don’t let Wall Street take advantage of people with subprime loans. I am sorry that I have evolved to realize this. I always thought and still think that there should be regulation and that it’s partly the individuals fault. btw, I think bailing out those that bought bad mortgages is still unpopular, but none of this would have happened if there was more regulation and oversight. Unfortunately, this issue wasn’t addressed seriously til Obama was in office and if you’re trying to criticized me for my view that personal responsibility and government play major roles then I don’t know what to think of you.
    You said you had bills to pay but you took a cruise instead, you have no grounds to be blaming the government for that.
    Apparently, you’re still a little sour about my comments. Next time when I comment about your personal life, I’ll make sure to handle you with kid gloves 🙂 should I blame the government that I would have to buy the gloves?

  183. “How does my citation of a Fox poll give evidence of my unhealthy hatred toward Palin?”

    Because you spend so much energy attempting to insult and degrade someone who has no influence on your life. She is a private citizen, why would you even bring her up? Why? What do you care what she does?

  184. “You raise a decent point there. The Chamber did attract at least a few more libs than this place does. What am I doing wrong? Am I not snarky enough”

    Because its getting harder and harder to defend Thuggy’s destructive marxist policies.

  185. Revenge of the ‘Shoe Bomber’
    The terrorist sues to resume his jihad from prison. The Obama administration caves in.

    By DEBRA BURLINGAME

    Last May at the National Archives, President Barack Obama warned that “more mistakes would occur” if Congress continued to politicize terrorist detention policy and the closure of Guantanamo Bay. “[I]f we refuse to deal with those issues today,” he predicted, “then I guarantee you, they will be an albatross around our efforts to combat terrorism in the future.”

    On June 17, at the Administrative Maximum (ADX) penitentiary in Florence, Colo., one of those albatrosses, inmate number 24079-038, began his day with a whole new range of possibilities. Eight days earlier, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Denver filed notice in federal court that the Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) which applied to that prisoner—Richard C. Reid, a.k.a. the “Shoe Bomber”—were being allowed to expire. SAMs are security directives, renewable yearly, issued by the attorney general when “there is a substantial risk that a prisoner’s communications, correspondence or contacts with persons could result in death or serious bodily injury” to others.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203609204574317090690242698.html?mod=googlenews_wsj%22

    Good ol Thuggy, always taking the side of our enemies.

  186. I had forgotten about this, but it goes to show that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to race and Obama.

    “Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli, the No. 3 official in the Obama Justice Department, was consulted and ultimately approved a decision in May to reverse course and drop a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party of intimidating voters in Philadelphia during November’s election, according to interviews. ”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jul/30/no-3-at-justice-okd-panther-reversal/?feat=home_cube_position1

  187. Gorilla,

    Thuggy hates whitey thats for sure. Now if the Klan was intimidating voters and Juan McVain won, imagine the hysteria if he had the charges dropped?

  188. “He did some things right in my opinion, none of which are related to the economy.”- Sensico
    Tax cuts? We had the lowest unemployment because businesses could afford to hire people. Ain’t it a bit funny that every time tax cuts are tried, the economy just miraculously explodes into positive territory?

    “The reason why that question is a farce is because during the 1st 18 months he sat back, let wall street swindle people out of their money, he didn’t do anything about it/no regulation. Oh, yeah wall street does great when they’re promoting these ridiculous subprime loans. Eventually, because of this, the market burst and we have what you see now.”- Sensico

    You have absolutely no grasp of facts. In 2003, Bush attempted the first of what turned out to be 17 tries to get greater regulation over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Guess who blocked those efforts every time- DEMOCRATS. Wall Street’s the bad guy? How about the corrupt politicians like Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and yes, Barack Obama, who facilitated an environment in which “community organizers” could fleece and intimidate financial institutions through the threats of racial profiling.

    Rep. Barney Frank (D., Mass.): I worry, frankly, that there’s a tension here. The more people, in my judgment, exaggerate a threat of safety and soundness, the more people conjure up the possibility of serious financial losses to the Treasury, which I do not see. I think we see entities that are fundamentally sound financially and withstand some of the disaster scenarios. . . .
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122290574391296381.html

    “Amongst other things he started a war in Iraq instead of Afghanistan. Though, I have no problem with the overthrowing of Saddam, I sure as hell know the mission was supposed to be to catch 911 terrorist…but that’s a long story perhaps for another Rutherford post. Anyways, that’s my answer and you should get the gist of where I’m going with this.”- Sensico

    Global War on Terror, its not a Global War on 911, but if you can’t grasp basic macro-economic ideas, I certainly don’t expect you to understand the complications geo-political strategy or the premise of containment or influence. Suffice it to say, this is way over your head…

    “Oh and republicans were in control of congress during massive spending including ridiculous pork projects like the bridge to nowhere. Also he cut taxes for the rich and not the poor and this added to the deficit. Ok, now I’m done with that part of the question.”

    And wasted money, but nothing- NOTHING- compared to what this administration and Congress have done in just 180 days.

    Cut taxes for the rich but didn’t cut taxes for the poor…HA!!! Jesus, you’re funny. If you don’t pay taxes- you can take this literally I suspect- how then do you cut taxes paid? Tell me, how many poor people do you know who hire folks to work for them? A long list I’m sure, but if you could just mention one I’d be surprised.

    “Well you can suggest the legislature is responsible, but if that’s the case, and that’s your defense of Bush, considering republicans were in control also, then you’re a hypocrite and have no grounds to criticize Obama then.”- Sensico

    The recession didn’t start until December 2007. I seem to remember an election in November 2006 in which Democrats took control of both the House and Senate. He’s not a hypocrite, he understands chronological history, cause and effect- OR- what typically happens when the Democrats control spending!

    “Just sayin’”- Sensico

    …that you have no clue…

  189. Elric, the world as we know would stop, planets would be aligned, frogs would rain from the sky…

    Yeah, there is certainly some Chicago math going on here… 1+1=RACIST

  190. Speaking of polls, Gallup shows some interesting ones.

    Obama’s approval for the week, down 3 to 56%.
    What is interesting is the make up.

    Race
    White: July 13-19 51%; 20-26 47% (-4)
    Black: 13-19 94%; 20-26 95% (+1)
    Hispanic: 13-19 79%; 20-26 72% (-7) Biggest Change

    Incomes
    <24K: July 13-19 67%, 20-26 68% (+1)
    24k-60K: 13-19 60%; 20-26 55% (-5)
    60K-90K: 13-19 55%; 20-26 49% (-6) Biggest Change
    90K+: 13-19 56%; 20-26 51% (-5)

    Age
    18-29: July 13-19 71%; 20-26 66% (-5)
    30-49: 13-19 62%; 20-26 56% (-6) Biggest Change
    50-64: 13-19 56%; 20-26 56% (0)
    65+: 13-19 49%; 20-26 48% (-1)

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/121934/Obama-Approval-Slips-Three-Points-Past-Week.aspx

  191. Gone With The Wind By: Tait Trussell
    FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, July 30, 2009

    The statuesque and towering windmill represents one of Barack Obama’s grandiose hopes for renewable energy in our future. But windmills also have a troubling feature: They can be bad for your health.

    Dr. Nina Pierpont has conducted substantial research on what she calls “wind turbine syndrome,” the clinical name she has given to the “constellation of symptoms experienced by many (though not all) who live near industrial wind turbines.” These include sleep problems like insomnia; headaches; dizziness; unsteadiness and nausea; exhaustion; anxiety; anger and irritability; depression; memory loss; eye problems; problems with concentration and learning; and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

    Dr. Pierpont is no agenda-driven fright merchant. She received her PhD in behavioral ecology from Princeton and her M.D. from John’s Hopkins School of Medicine. But she does believe that the enthusiasm for wind power, espoused by the Obama administration, is seriously misguided. “As industrial windplants proliferate close to people’s homes and anywhere else people regularly congregate (schools, nursing homes, places of business, etc.) Wind Turbine Syndrome likely will become an industrial plague,” Dr. Pierpont warns.

    The Obama administration, meanwhile, has been actively touting the benefits of wind power. President Obama marked Earth Day (April 22) by talking up wind power as he made a pitch for his energy plans, calling for “a new era of energy exploration in America. He said “the bulk of our efforts” must be focused on transitioning the county to more renewable energy.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=35750

    Who cares, right Dodger? Consequences be damned.

  192. Washington, D.C. (July 29, 2009)– International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Islamic extremists killed a pastor and razed five churches in the city of Maiduguri, Nigeria, on July 27. The extremists also attacked two churches in the Nigerian city of Potiskum.

    Yakubu Sabo, a husband and father of seven, was hacked to death with a machete by members of a violent Islamic militant group know as Boko Haram (which means “education is prohibited”). Sabo pastored a Church of Christ congregation in Maiduguri.

    Deeper Life Church, Evangelical Mission, and Church of the Brethren are three of five other churches set ablaze by Islamists in Maiduguri. In the city of Potiskum, Islamists attacked First Baptist Church and Church of the Brethren. They also burned the musical instruments and sound systems of the churches before police came and chased them away.

    Rest here>>>

    Can you feel the love guys?

  193. Plus, the extreme attitude of confrontation that goes on here is not for everyone.

    LOL, well you’ve got that right. But it sure would be nice to find some thicker-skinned libs with some backbone.

  194. Rabbit,
    Sensico has the refreshing perspective of someone whose choices are all ahead of her as opposed to me and the other old farts in this place who have pretty much made their bed and now have to sleep in it.

    Cut her some slack … until the nasty realities of life hammer the optimism of youth into oblivion, a small amount of naivete and even some arrogance can be tolerated.

    Sensico gets credit for taking on the issues and holding her head high among the “big boys”.

    P.S. And when I don’t agree with her, don’t worry, I’ll let her know. No one here gets a free pass.

  195. Even though I’ve already awarded Rabbit lifetime membership on the Rutherford Lawson Blog, I did so for the wrong quote. Even though I greatly enjoyed the quote I mentioned, it was this one that I got a major kick out of:

    Your logic makes no sense considering that almost all blacks are part white and Native American. Dude, they all have white heritage.

    Classic and right on the money!

  196. “Apparently, you’re still a little sour about my comments. Next time when I comment about your personal life, I’ll make sure to handle you with kid gloves”

    sensico…..I’m not sour in the least. I happen to agree with you, i do throw pity parties from time to time.

  197. Man overboard!, man overboard!

    “…Pluralities now say that the president’s health care plan is a bad idea, and that it will result in the quality of their care getting worse. What’s more, just four in 10 approve of his handling on the issue.

    The poll also finds that Obama’s overall job-approval rating has dropped to 53 percent. And it shows a public that has grown increasingly concerned about the federal government’s spending as the administration defends its $787 billion economic stimulus and supports a $1 trillion-plus health-care bill…”
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32206998/ns/politics-white_house

  198. Gorilla,

    It doesnt matter. Thuggy will push through this bill that no one will read no matter how much the public is against it. Thats what marxists do.

  199. Initial jobless claims increase again
    posted at 11:36 am on July 30, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
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    Put away the streamers and stop the chorus from singing “Happy Days Are Here Again,” at least for a while. Bloomberg reports that initial jobless claims rose again last week by 25,000 as more that 584,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits for the first time. While the four-week average of initial jobless claims dropped, this increase hints at continued escalation of the national unemployment rate:

    Read the end of the Bloomberg article. While the analysts try to give this an optimistic spin, you’ll notice that they have now begun to say that the American economy is “nearing” bottom, and that the recovery will be next year, not in the third quarter of 2009, as the White House had predicted. Will that find its way into the national media?

    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/30/initial-jobless-claims-increase-again/

    CHANGE

  200. But stocks are up over 9,000!?

    You see, this is where folks like Sensico learn a thing or two about economics. The stock market is just that- a stock market. It is where folks go to buy parts of companies, and while it have corrolation to company performance, it isn’t really an indicator of the economy writ large.

    Real unemployment is at or near 20%. This includes those underemployed as well as those able bodied folks who’ve given up on looking for a job, otherwise known as ACORN members.

    It ain’t getting better Sensico and sure as hell won’t get better if YOUR president burdens business with higher taxes, healthcare mandates and this cap & trade malarky.

    What’s sad is that these numbers won’t yet reflect the impact that the minimum wage increase WILL have on unemployment…

  201. Is it me, or is the proverbial 800lb gorilla rearing its head?

    “The U.S. Treasury sold $39 billion in five-year debt Wednesday in an auction that drew poor demand, raising worries over the cost of financing the government’s burgeoning budget deficit.

    It was the second lackluster showing in as many days, convincing analysts that the stellar results of debt auctions just a few weeks ago were a fluke and that Thursday’s $28 billion seven-year offering could suffer a similar fate.”

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/32201716

    “A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of Americans favor auditing the Federal Reserve and making the results available to the public.”

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/general_business/july_2009/75_favor_auditing_the_fed

  202. Hey Sensico,

    Since you’ve claimed to have refuted all my questions (cough cough), here is another one maybe our resident macro economist can answer.

    Why will large and small businesses be encouraged to hire more people with higher corporate tax rates? Why will business be encouraged to increase wages with the possibility of social security maximums being raised? Why will people be encouraged to purchase ownership in stock with the good possibility of the capital gains tax increasing?

    More questions for you to lay your economic brilliance upon us all as you pay your cable bill on time. 😉

  203. Elric,

    For Tex’s eyes only.

    😉

    Like I told someone before the election who had actually convinced himself of this, “I personally don’t believe so. But I think this usurper of the throne is lame enough that he sure would gleefully assist the anti-Christ. Kind of an anti-Christ lackey. He’s not smart enough to be the one.”

  204. Tex,

    LOL

    Can you imagine the antiChrist stepping up to the mic to address the world in his mom jeans and start stuttering away because TOTUS malfunctioned? 🙂

    Thats exactly why I dont think he his bright enough. His numbers dropped 40 points in a mere 6 months with the media propping him up. Not very antiChrist at all.

  205. Wow, I am now waiting moderation. Is this where the German nurse with the rubber gloves steps out and “invites” me to cough?

  206. Oh my Gorilla! You’ve brought to “R”‘s attention, the one scorned most. They disdain Ann Coulter around here more than Sarah Palin or Michelle Malkin.

    Of course, Ann is right as usual. And that is what galls the left the most.

  207. I have a copy of the police report for the arrest of Gates (this is from Law enforment sources), unfortunately, it is a scanned image of the report, so I can’t copy the text. I offer to Rutherford the document so that you (I’m sure you’re more technically sound than I) can potentially copy the content of both Officer Crowley and the Officer Figueroa’s narratives on the incident.

    Unless of course you are not interested in the facts of the matter…

  208. Sent from a friend. I won’t read the books, but I’ll take his word for it…

    From Dreams of My Father:’ I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.’

    From Dreams of My Father :’I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.’

    From Dreams of My Father:’ There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.’

    From Dreams of My Father:’ It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.’

    From Dreams of My Father:’ I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own.. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.’

    For someone supposedly going to bridge race relations in our nation, he seems- how should we say it- racist?

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