It’s Official, the Inmates Will be Running the Asylum

This is the sorry state that we have come to. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows more support for the Tea Party than for the Democratic or Republican Party.

When you get underneath the numbers, a major contingent of Tea Party fans get their info from Fox News. In fact 75% of Fox News viewers were fans of the Tea Party movement. Wow, what a surprise there!

On December 15, the Tea Party (or at least one of its many factions) walked into Congress planning to stage a “die-in” where they planned to play dead to illustrate the results of any health care reform that might be passed. The result was not quite what the organizers were hoping for. In fact, subbing for Keith Olbermann on MSNBC’s “Countdown”, Lawrence O’Donnell reported that the protesters were treated to beverages when they entered the Capitol and not a single one “played dead”.

This is the band of geniuses who will be running our country starting in 2010 if the polls are to be believed. Well at least they have a sense of humor:

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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70 thoughts on “It’s Official, the Inmates Will be Running the Asylum

  1. it’s a disgrace that they are even included on the list as a possibility. Of course small movements are going to get more positive response because they aren’t seen as part of the establishment.

    I think GOPers have much to worry about. Tea Party goers are going to challenge many status quo republican candidates. Maybe most of them will end up like NY-23 lol

  2. Me thinks you should worry over your own ass. Your Senate leader is likely to wind up like the last one- thrown out by the voters, and the odds of you actually losing one of the chambers of Congress is pretty good. No other president has ever had his numbers this low at this point of his presidency- ever.

    Tea partiers are mostly independents, which outnumber both parties- this isn’t a small movement- and it is exactly the connection with the establishment that is making the parties suffer. Difference, GOP is embracing the will of the people while dems try to force unwanted laws. So much for REPRESENTATIVE government…

  3. Hey, IT’S the resident joker Densico! I’ll bet when you hear Santa say, “HO, HO, HO”, you think it’s time to pay up, huh Sista?

    Listen Densi, you should hang around more often here. The other night, you were the center of conversation. It was pretty much a consensus of opinion, you might be the dumbest person on the planet.

    So like Baghdad Bob, who denied America had entered Baghdad with the cameras on, while armed American soldiers were walking around in the background, we want you to keep writing about the feckless “teabaggers” at your prestigious blog. I’ll even visit to give you some much needed traffic and grab a few screen prints to remind you of how you were so dense, you didn’t recognize the hurricane around you.

    HO, HO, HO Densico – now go grab some stash. 😛

  4. Hey Densico and Rutherford,

    Concerning the tea party groupies, I thought you told me the Tea Party were redneck, angry white males?

    Looks like a lot of females might be included too. And make sure you note the skin color at about the 45 second mark, will you?

    You guys are going to mess your drawers in 2010, still babbling like Baghdad Bob in denial. 😆

  5. Sensico, I’m disappointed.

    I was hoping to get some more nut sack laughs as you’re the only blogger in December ’09 still going with that “Tea Bag” shtick.

    If it was up to the Rabbit, he’d have to guide you away from your “nut sack” obsession to…uh…bigger and better things.

    Ooops…wait a minute…I might have used that joke back in March already. My bad.

    For the life of me, I don’t get why you guys hate the Tea Party people so much.

    Since when to we hold street demonstrations to such a high standard?

    I mean damn, who hasn’t seen the juggling fucktard on stilts at every leftist rally? The bongos, naked people. Dudes dressed up like ninjas. Ninjas dressed up like broads. White kids in socks and sandals wearing green jihadist head bands to represent themselves as martyrs. And that’s just off the top of my head the last time I saw the left’s version of a Tea Party.

    Sure, the Tea Party people can be a little loopy sometimes. But they have to be the mellowest mass of people to consistently assemble in American history.

    They may very well may be the smartest people in America, too.

    Unlike the Liberals, they see the mother of all bubbles forming.

    The told-you-so-moment will be huge.

  6. Hard for me to believe that you don’t see God having a great sense of humor.

    Au contraire, I think it is hilarious. Nothing to do with the theory of global warming but funny just the same.

  7. Hey Tex, I never said there were no female Teabaggers (albeit anatomically impossible 🙂 ). As for the black woman, she reminds me of a fool I discussed on my radio show but didn’t blog about.

    All I can say is more power to them. You know me, the wimpy lib coward. If you can’t beat ’em join ’em. I’ll have my signs ready by this time next year. 😆

  8. Rabbit, you actually make a valid point. It has been noted in the press how the Tea Party die-in emulates the tactics of left wing protesters. Just a shame they couldn’t pull it off. The smartest people in America? Ooooooh, I hope not.

  9. Well my buddy “R”, you keep making those signs because they will come in handy about this time next year.

    One thing I have always liked about you “R” even being the wimpy, liberal cowardly type. You’re a good sport. You may be the only lib I’ve ever met with that characteristic. Speaking of wimpy, I’m getting there with you. I put together the TV stand last night (the TV is still not out of the box) and my elbow hurts today from using a hex wrench. This getting old is getting old, if you know what I mean.

    You and I could discuss “philosophy” over a Coke since neither one of us really drinks. Though I would take it up with moonshine if necessary if I had to hang around Densico’s drivel for too awfully long. I’m going to go find you some company worthy from the left worthy of your caliber.

    Even Chen had his moments, but you need to get you one of those real mouthy, pinko types to offset your good moments.

    Long live the Tea Party… 🙂

  10. yeah, yeah I read all the smack about me and my blog. Just cause I don’t comment doesn’t mean I don’t still come here.

    I like the fact that you all seem to miss me. I know I’ve rubbed off on all of you.

    Rabbit, I can make any jokes I want to, if you have a problem with it then I don’t care.

  11. R,
    These people you mock so talentlessly understand a fundamental truth lost on almost all in Congress today, no matter the letter after their name:

    “Society in every state is a blessing, but government even its its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government , which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is hightened by reflecting that we funrnish the means by which we suffer! Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the lost bowers of paradise. For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform, and irresistably obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up part of his property to surrender protection for the rest; and he is induced to do so by the same prudence which in every other case advises him out of two evils to choose the least. Wherefore, security being the true desgn and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whatever form thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least expense and the greatest benefit, is perferable to all others.”

    Yeah, those wacky tea partiers, old and new. I guess they just don’t understand this country and its foundations. Who are they to tell an entitlement-happy minority and a power-mad Congress, eager to give out the electoral crack that those of us who have to pay the bill are coming, and we’re pissed?

  12. Even Chen had his moments, but you need to get you one of those real mouthy, pinko types to offset your good moments.

    Have you forgotten our friend Curator, or Wally as you like to call him?

  13. The told-you-so-moment will be huge.

    The problem is that unlike in the civil war and its aftermath, thanks to the Left and its constant crusade to exile christianity from its role as counsel to government and its people, when the Great Pushback™ comes, I fear that there will simply be no moral restraint and consensus to help us all to temper our darker impulses, and we may not be spared this time from the bloody reprisals and retributions that have marked so many other nation’s internal conflicts.

  14. Have you forgotten our friend Curator, or Wally as you like to call him?

    Ah, Wally is too much of a puss for real action. Go over to his worthless blog and tell Rambo I said that. 😛 Curator is the original angry, old man with a mound of Jew hating, BDS plague. And Densico is too easy a target.

    Somebody of higher repute is what you need.

  15. Hyperactive mendacity = Obama states,“if Congress does not pass health care legislation that will bring down costs, the federal government will go bankrupt.”

    Good grief…how in the world did this brainless, self-absorbed, self-important, clueless goon get elected? 😈

  16. Eh Jolly,

    Care to elaborate on a poll you think more worthy? Maybe a Keith Ogremann/MSNBC poll showing Bomba with high approval ratings? 🙂

  17. Eh-it’s a WSJ poll, not to be taken too seriously.

    Considering the Journal’s right wing lean, your point is well taken. And by the way Roger, welcome to the blog. It’s good to see you here.

  18. Tex, although Zo uses comedic touches I don’t think he’d classify himself as comedian. I think he takes his PJTV rants pretty seriously. I guess I’d want to know from both Zo and Sonja what they are so angry about.

    I think what we need is the BCP, the Black Conservative Party. Then I can enjoy watching the faces of all the poor white folks on welfare (who should just get off their ass and get a JOB) as the black conservatives pull the social programs out from under them. Black folk aren’t the only ones living off the dependency pushing of liberals. 😉

  19. Considering the Journal’s right wing lean, your point is well taken. And by the way Roger, welcome to the blog. It’s good to see you here.

    Yeah, like the ‘NBC’ part of that doesn’t pull it in the other direction…as if I cared.

    Did Nancy make it back to DC from her globull warmening nonsense before the blizzard hit?

  20. Regarding Chavez, I love how you conservatives get to have a laugh either way. If Chavez seems too friendly, Obama is a socialist lover. If Chavez gets nasty, somehow that’s worth a razz on Obama too.

    Well at least every headline makes you guys happy. It must be nice to be a Conservative. 🙂

  21. I think what we need is the BCP, the Black Conservative Party. Then I can enjoy watching the faces of all the poor white folks on welfare (who should just get off their ass and get a JOB) as the black conservatives pull the social programs out from under them. Black folk aren’t the only ones living off the dependency pushing of liberals.

    I’m not seeing the downside here.

    Maybe if more blacks started deciding for themselves who represents them rather than letting the grevience hustlers like Sharptongue and Jackson assume the leadership roles for themselves, then maybe fewer black voters would allow themselves to get snookered by the Democratic Party every election.

  22. Oh … and you fans of Zo must watch his video on climate change. He makes this incredible logical leap:

    If you don’t believe in the Biblical flood, then why should we believe in global warming?

    Nothing I like more than equating science to religion.

  23. Regarding Chavez, I love how you conservatives get to have a laugh either way. If Chavez seems too friendly, Obama is a socialist lover. If Chavez gets nasty, somehow that’s worth a razz on Obama too.

    I can rag on Chavez because he’s a power-mad tin-pot socialist.
    I can rag on Obama because the self-appointed “man of the people” makes kissy-face with the tyrant in exchange for hollow approbation, and when it becomes clear to the tyrant that the “leader of the free world” keeps talking about how “the time for talk is over” and but doesn’t stop flapping his piehole while doing little else, there is something to bring the smile to the face of a conservative. It would be worth a belly laugh if we weren’t afflicted with the appeasing world’s praise seeker for another three years.

  24. Nothing I like more than equating science to religion.

    Yeah. No comparison at all to scientists who can’t manage to show the primary source data, and who have resisted all attempts at serious inquiry in to their conclusions, and yet expect us to accept their conclusions and believe that “the debate is over.”

    In my profession, we have a word for “experts” like that. Liar.

  25. The problem is that unlike in the civil war and its aftermath, thanks to the Left and its constant crusade to exile Christianity …

    Oh BiW please! Are you now telling me that it was Christianity that healed a broken nation after the Civil War? Do you credit all decent human behavior to Christianity?

  26. Oh BiW please! Are you now telling me that it was Christianity that healed a broken nation after the Civil War? Do you credit all decent human behavior to Christianity?

    Agnostics and atheists alike subscribe to the delusion that man is perfectly capable of goodness without religion. It’s bunk. Without religion, the definition of goodness becomes very personal and very subjective very quickly. The French Revolution is a prime example.

    However, in direct answer to your question, I was not referring to the “healing” of our nation after the Civil War. I WAS referring to the fact that with religion as a much bigger influence on the leaders of the nation and the everyday person of that time, specifcally Christianity, as the nation’s religious ‘coin ‘o the realm’ at that time, we did not fall into the continuous reprisal and retribution pattern that so often marks the aftermath of other nation’s civl wars.

  27. Society in every state is a blessing,…

    BiW thanks for making me do some homework by not attributing the quote (I’m afraid you may give me more intellectual credit than I deserve). In any case, a quick google revealed the speaker to be Thomas Paine.

    You reflect a strong current in society right now that distrusts government almost to the point of paranoia. Interestingly, I am forcing myself (at a snail’s pace) to read Plato’s Republic and one of the themes I see developing is that as the complexity of our society increases, so does the NEED for government. I think you government minimalists have much too much faith in human nature. It’s kind of fascinating really. The conservative is really an idealist. Seems counter-intuitive to me at first but I think it must hold true.

  28. If you don’t believe in the Biblical flood, then why should we believe in global warming?

    Nothing I like more than equating science to religion.

    Nothing I like more than equating fudged data as undisputed fact (like only a shill called liberal could do). Right Al?

    Rutherford, I see that Bomba can add another raving success to his global warming summit. Another prompted speech with nothing accomplished but more hot air.

    Best part of his trip was flying back home to Washington in a blizzard. 😆

    You have to admit that the man seems a bit snake bit of late, hey “R”? What goes around, comes around?

  29. BiW thanks for making me do some homework by not attributing the quote (I’m afraid you may give me more intellectual credit than I deserve). In any case, a quick google revealed the speaker to be Thomas Paine.

    Thank you for looking it up. It seems like when I’m about to hang up on you, you do something that makes me believe you aren’t a completely lost cause. 😉

    You reflect a strong current in society right now that distrusts government almost to the point of paranoia. Interestingly, I am forcing myself (at a snail’s pace) to read Plato’s Republic and one of the themes I see developing is that as the complexity of our society increases, so does the NEED for government. I think you government minimalists have much too much faith in human nature. It’s kind of fascinating really. The conservative is really an idealist. Seems counter-intuitive to me at first but I think it must hold true.

    You and I have had this conversation before, and I gave you an example of how you are wrong.

    I wish I had the example handy, but a while ago someone circulated a typical day’s itinerary that showed how government got its fingers on every single thing that person did in a day, and no matter how you give me the “society that becomes more complex needs more government” line, I know better.

    I’ll expand on this in a few mnutes…time to put the boys to bed.

  30. I’ve heard a couple of persuasive arguments lately BiW that don’t even need the “science” to back them up. The polar cap is melting. We’ve seen it. So who gives a crap if we don’t know exactly why … don’t we need to try to figure out why before the North Pole is history and water levels rise all over the place?

    Second, even if global warming were a total hoax, the solutions are pretty good anyway. It’s kind of like telling folks if you eat your vegetables your cock will grow three inches. Everyone screams, that’s ridiculous. So we stop eating our vegetables? Or do we recognize eating our veggies helps in all sorts of ways?

    Finding ways to conduct ourselves that do not pollute the environment is a good thing, global warming or not.

  31. However, in direct answer to your question, I was not referring to the “healing” of our nation after the Civil War. I WAS referring to the fact that with religion as a much bigger influence on the leaders of the nation and the everyday person of that time, specifcally Christianity, as the nation’s religious ‘coin ‘o the realm’ at that time, we did not fall into the continuous reprisal and retribution pattern that so often marks the aftermath of other nation’s civl wars.

    Ehhhh, sorry BiW, your second sentence is just a very fancy way of saying the first sentence. What else could that complicated construction refer to other than the healing of our nation?

    Furthermore, are you really saying that religion is the answer to subjective interpretations of good? With all the evil that has been done in the name of religion, you are now charging religion with the ability to provide an objective definition of “good”? That, my friend, is “bunk.” Any ideology, religious or not, in the hands of man can be perverted for evil use. A man’s tendency toward good or evil depends primarily on how his nature moves him.

  32. Actually, I’ve been waiting for tell me how the “tea partier” I quoted above got it wrong.

    This of course is what makes the Tea Party metaphor so absurd right now. “Back then”, we were fighting an oppressive government and in particular taxation without representation. Our Democracy was implemented to put an end to that. Our democracy survives. We still have representative government. And unless the current Tea Partiers neglected to vote in the most recent elections, they are getting what they asked for. If they didn’t vote, they should shut the hell up since those who don’t participate don’t get to bitch. If they did vote, and feel they were shnookered then they get to vote again to “kick the bums out”.

    Now, a little protest in the meantime can’t hurt … but protesting the fundamentals of government gone wrong is pretty silly. The Thomas Paine wanna-be’s end their Twelve Days of Christmas song with “A loss of liberty”, a comment directly contradicted by their freedom to assemble in public and look silly.

    I have to get to bed right now myself . With all that weighs on me right now, I envy your boys whom I’m sure will sleep better tonight than old Rutherford. I’ll resume this discussion during the weekend.

  33. I’ve heard a couple of persuasive arguments lately BiW that don’t even need the “science” to back them up. The polar cap is melting. We’ve seen it. So who gives a crap if we don’t know exactly why … don’t we need to try to figure out why before the North Pole is history and water levels rise all over the place?

    R, we know from the fossil record that there were times in other eras when the world was warmer than it is right now. Human beings weren’t driving SUVs or using incandescent light to cause it, just as we know that there have been extreme cooling periods called Ice Ages, which interestingly enough, weren’t ended by humans driving their SUVs and using incandescent lights. It is the height of hubris (and therefore totally unsurprising that it originates in a time period when humanism is on the rise) to assume that any warming trend is caused by humans. As for “needing the science”, there is that pesky little thing called proof, which is not an unreasonable expectation on the part of those who are being asked to make serious changes to their way of life and to cripple their economies in the process.

    Second, even if global warming were a total hoax, the solutions are pretty good anyway. It’s kind of like telling folks if you eat your vegetables your cock will grow three inches. Everyone screams, that’s ridiculous. So we stop eating our vegetables? Or do we recognize eating our veggies helps in all sorts of ways?

    Good by who’s measure? Is it good to impose an artificial carbon trading scam scheme that will make lots of money for those the government has helped by imposing the scheme, while costing the average american family more than a thousand dollars more a year in energy costs alone, not to mention dictating what light bulbs they can use in their homes? I think most Americans do not worry over much about some degree of sacrifice if they can believe it is for a common good. Dodgy science and oppresive regulations and additional taxes that signficantly impact the choices that they can make REQUIRE undisputable proof, and right now, there is a lot to dispute. If you fancy yourself one who wants to hold yourself to a higher threshold, you might start frequenting Anthony Watts’ website, ‘Watts Up With That?”…if you can stand up to the challenge to your dogma that it represents.

    Finding ways to conduct ourselves that do not pollute the environment is a good thing, global warming or not.

    And expecting those that preach it to do the same first is again, not unreasonable. Tell you what. When Algore can hang up the private jet and reduce his carbon footprint to that of the average person that he is trying to scam, and the climate change elite can utilitize technology for their regular pow-wows rather than emitting hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon emissions to come together and dictate to developed countries how they must sacrifice their economies and make billions in environmental reparations payments to the turd-world kleptocracies, I might be willing to seriously entertain what they have to say. Until then, it’s too big a piece of greedy hypocrite pie for me to eat, even in small bites.

  34. Bogus on the polar ice caps melting…the satellite data was as bogus as the emails. But even if the caps were melting, has it ever dawned on you nitwit bohunks from the left Rutherford that maybe it’s not the ambient temperature, but the temperature of the ocean itself that is melting the ice?

    What are you libs going to do to change the ocean currents Rutherford? Slap a salinity footprint tax on the industrialized nations?

    Remember the huge hole in the ozone? We were all going to die from UV exposure? Whatever happened to that baloney? 😆

    What amazes me about you Rutherford is you remain one of the great skeptics of a Creator when the corroborating evidence is staring you in the face clear as day, but you’ll bite the proverbial plastic worm when Al Gore dangles it in your face. Now if you ask me, that is clinical insanity.

    I know he is stupid – but you’re not. So what is your excuse?

  35. Ehhhh, sorry BiW, your second sentence is just a very fancy way of saying the first sentence. What else could that complicated construction refer to other than the healing of our nation?

    You mistake the benefits of restraint, rooted largely in adherance to a moral code that frowns on wanton murder for affirmative acts of healing. I realize that it might seem like a fine distinction to you, but the fact that unlike France, we did not have a state religion, which meant that the move toward democracy did not include attacks on the legitimacy of religion as it did in France. It also meant that your average citizen did not subscribe to religion out of civic duty; they chose to be believers and adhere to the moral authority of a higher power than themselves or government.

    Furthermore, are you really saying that religion is the answer to subjective interpretations of good?

    No, I’m saying that like it or not, religion provides a frame of reference which gives a meaninful definition of good that is defined by something other than whatever pleases the individual.

    With all the evil that has been done in the name of religion, you are now charging religion with the ability to provide an objective definition of “good”?

    There can be no doubt that both the charismatic and the powerful have subverted religion to ther own ends before with disasterous results. Religion, like government requires the participation of honest and learned citizens in order to prevent the misuse of it. And, in the case of Christianity, the word itself has not changed from the days when it was committed to writing. What has changed is man’s interpretation of it, some of which was by design depending on who was preaching it, and the translation they used.

    That, my friend, is “bunk.” Any ideology, religious or not, in the hands of man can be perverted for evil use.

    As I said…

    A man’s tendency toward good or evil depends primarily on how his nature moves him.

    No, it is dependent upon his belief in accountablity to an eternal authority, and the self-restraint he uses to temper his conduct in his fealty to that authority. Anyone who lets their “nature move” them, without regard to or belief in such considerations subjects themselves to the Rule of Man and not the Rule of Law, and as such, will always ultimately be directed by the whims of the majority. In such an environment, no man still possesses the libertes recognized as granted by the Sovereign in our nation’s charter.

  36. I saw Avatar in a 3D/IMAX theater last night.

    Trust me, you guys have no IDEA how far we have come in the advancement of special effects. At least
    I didn’t.

    YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS IN 3D AT IMAX.

    The movie itself is a decent sci-fi action flick suitable for families with kids over 12. There is a ton of action but no blood.

    The acting is decent.

    The message is crusty. A native tribe from a moon is being destroyed by Marines contracted out by a company mining natural resources. There is more then a few barbs linking these futuristic Marines to the War on Terror.

    I feel the destruction of indigenous populations by technologically superior and very greedy Westerners is a theme worthy of being recycled.

    But when is the left going to get over this “noble savage” b.s?

    Ultimately, when it comes to Avatar, who cares. Bitching about the message in the film would be like living in 15th century Germany next door to Gutenberg and ripping on his new printing press becuase you don’t like his translation of the bible.

    The implications of Avatar is mind boggling. Bread and circuses have now gone to the next level.

    You literally are put into another world. Imagine being “put into” the D Day invasion? It’s possible now.

    Our kids, for better or worse, will be able to escape to other worlds. With the evolution of online gaming and now movies like Avatar, it’s a fact that they too will one day have avatars.

  37. “I am forcing myself (at a snail’s pace) to read Plato’s Republic and one of the themes I see developing is that as the complexity of our society increases, so does the NEED for government.”-Rutherford

    Didn’t Plato hate democracy and argue for a “Philosopher King”? (What a surprise).

    Dude was a complete elitist.

    Fuck Plato.

  38. D.R.,

    I find it fascinating when Rutherford types (esp. black and liberal) talk of the role of government vis-a-vis ancient Greece.

    You hear these pseudo-philosophers all the time using the Hellenistic period as a club to hammer religion – usually to help justify homosexuality and gay marriage as enlightening, like this Safe School Czar. One of the great ironies about people from the left who like to quote Plato, Socrates, and the like, and to model the pagan Hellenistic civilization as virtuous over prudish America, is there showing of just how ignorant they are of history – that, or their critical thinking skills are null and void.

    Wonder if these pseudo-philosophers realize that Athens in the time of the Hellenistic period was about 66% slave, 34% Greek citizen? 😆

    So here’s my offer to these gay marriage advocates, Prop 8 homos and Rutherford:

    I will grant you my acceptance and approval of your perverted enlightened marriage as equivalent to my own, if you will allow me to have two progressive libs at my beckon whim to do with as I wish, including beatings. Do we have a deal? 🙂 🙂 🙂

  39. You know Tex, I kind of dig learning about Greek and Roman philosophy. For example, the humble stoicism of Marcus Aurelius beats any shit put out by the Dr. Phil crowd when it comes to secular “self help” books.

    But, I agree. It’s fricking nauseating to hear Rutherford claim he is “beginning to learn” from Plato.

    First of all, his fake ass isn’t learning anything. He already is convinced over the importance of Nanny.

    2nd of all, his mindless appeal to authority as validation of Nanny probably goes against everything Socrates ever stood for.

    Name dropping, that’s all he is doing.

  40. 2nd of all, his mindless appeal to authority as validation of Nanny probably goes against everything Socrates ever stood for.

    Name dropping, that’s all he is doing.

    😆

    Pluto Lawson…of course, the only thing that Tex knows about Marcus Aurelius is the fictional account from Gladiator – I have no room to talk about being well versed either.

    Said commentary when I know about a movie character Maximus than I do real history.

    Great show, by the way.

  41. “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”

    After the way he delivered that line to the man who thought him long dead, he could prance around in a skirt and purse for the rest of his life and not many would be qualified to ask him to turn in him man card, and what’s more, none would dare.

  42. Paraphrased Gladiator ideology by Tex: The beating heart of America is not the marble of the Senate, it’s the grass of Texas Stadium. Bomba will bring death and libs will love him for it. 🙂

  43. Dude was a complete elitist.

    Fuck Plato.

    LOL, Rabbit that reminds me of a T-shirt that I always wanted to have produced back in my single days. You see as a youngin’ I found myself in a string of platonic relationships, always satisfying to the girl who wanted a decent guy for a friend and always frustrating for me who wanted something else, if you know what I mean.

    So my idea for the t-shirt was simple … just the following phrase emblazoned on it:

    “Plato’s dead. Let’s f*ck.”

    Hell maybe you and I can make a few bucks getting it mass produced? 😉 Of course, only intellectual girls would be likely to understand it.

  44. Two comments related to Rabbit. The first, and I really don’t mean this mockingly, but sometimes Rabbit reminds me of the typical comedy plot where you find this “dese and dose” sorta fella who you don’t think has much going on upstairs, and then in full dese and dose accent, he quotes Marcus Aurelius. LOL sorry but your Marcus comment coming soon after f*ck Plato just cracked me up.

    Second, as usual I need to remind Rabbit to take a chill pill. I was not name-dropping. Sorry dude but I did not read Plato in college (nor much philosophy at all to be truthful). An old friend of mine challenged me a couple of months ago to read Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics by the end of the year for the sake of discussion. He got so tired of waiting for me to make any progress that he dumped me for Yale grad. (LOL). In any case, I was not name-dropping. I am truly trudging my way through Plato bit by bit and as far into the book as I’ve gotten, he is constructing the “state” piece by piece in an effort to discern the need for and nature of government.

    Quite frankly, you’re the last one I’d name-drop with since you are a friggin closet intellectual (we both know it) and there’s no telling what sh*t you have up your sleeve.

  45. By the way, did anyone tell you guys you can be real fun on a Saturday night? Chuckling at Tex’s Gladiator ideology.

    It’s snowing like crazy here. I’m going to bed expecting to wake up buried tomorrow morning.

  46. There is nothing more torturous then being in a platonic relationship with a chick you want to plow. You become addicted to her presence so maintain the friendship. All the while you masochistically bear witness to other dudes getting what you want.

    I remember back in high school I found myself in that bind with a captain of the cheerleading team. She had huge eyes and massive, perfect tits.

    I would follow this chick to every place of employment she chose to work at and get a job there . Drug stores, fast food, bowling allies.

    I took her to prom where she got super drunk and finally offered herself to the Rabbit.

    It’s the only piece of ass I ever rejected.

    For reasons I don’t understand, I just couldn’t do it. She was too drunk, I guess.

    Instead, in the back of my parent’s station wagon, late at night, I vowed never to be that guy again.

    Alpha males get 90% of the earth’s pussy.

  47. There is nothing more torturous then being in a platonic relationship with a chick you want to plow.

    Amen brother!

    It’s the only piece of ass I ever rejected.

    I hope you’re not suggesting a TOTAL lack of selectivity on your part? Being an alpha male is one thing but tapping anything that spreads in front of you is quite another. 😮

  48. Rutherford,

    While you speculate in unjust fear about Tea Party inmates running the asylum, here is a perfect example of why you are behind the times – the inmates are already running the asylum. Did you know that if you’re against the Obamacare plan, you are an Aryan, a birther, a racist? Did you hear that America? A majority of you, me included, are white racists according to this coward. Oh, then he denies the charges afterward when interviewed, so your ears deceive you too.

    Another Democrat who needs the remove from office target on his back – despicable and certainly not worthy of a Senatorial position. Probably won’t happen, though as Rhode Island, one of the worst run states in the nation and near bankruptcy, elected this man – helping to explain why Rhode Island in dire straits. Rise up good people and make this coward’s life pure misery.

  49. Actually, Tex you missed the most absurd part of Whitehouse’s comments. He says we are watching the insurance industry in the midst of seeing “it’s business model die”. Ehhhh, yeah right. Every insurance and pharma stock is at a 52 week high. The current bill is an insurance company wet dream.

    Whitehouse is right on one thing … forget race a minute, for purely political reasons the GOP wants Obama to fail and they will stop at nothing to help him fail. But that doesn’t make the health care bill any better.

  50. Whitehouse is right on one thing … forget race a minute, for purely political reasons the GOP wants Obama to fail and they will stop at nothing to help him fail.

    While the righteous left did everything they could to help George Bush succeed, right Rutherford? If the GOP were smart, and as I have said often, they aren’t, they would simply lay low for about eight months and watch.

    Because Obama has been so weak, so lame, so pathetic in his attempt to manage the Presidency, he would fail on his own accord simply left to himself. Obama is obviously is incapable – more than even his biggest critics like me could have dreamed and that is the honest truth.

    At one time, I at least thought Obama the consummate politician – now I simply think he’s a clueless, pampered rube. It isn’t the GOP that is sending Obama’s popularity through the floor. Obama is actually proving more useless than Jimmy Carter. 😉

  51. While the righteous left did everything they could to help George Bush succeed, right Rutherford?

    Don’t you think this tit-for-tat stuff is no way to run a country? How ’bout the GOP being the bigger man and doing what is right for the country instead of settling old scores?

  52. Don’t you think this tit-for-tat stuff is no way to run a country?

    An awful lot of people on the Dem side of the aisle who seem to things so.

    How ’bout the GOP being the bigger man and doing what is right for the country instead of settling old scores?

    Putting aside the issue of “what is right for the country” as you and I very different conceptions of what that may be, I’m still left with the question “Why?”

    For 8 years we listened to every leftist twatwaffle and his brother scream the most ridiculous charges against Bush and members of his administration. Was I happy with everything Bush did? Hell no, but I also didn’t make wild-assed allegations about stolen elections, national guard service, secret plots to rule the world, and hand-wringing tirades about the “burning of the Consititution because we listened in on phone calls to terrorists.

    Assuming I was a Republican, why in the name of all that is holy would I reward such irretrevably bad behavior by meekly acquiescing to the progressive-socialist wish list curently being positioned to empower the elites in government and their select freinds that is currently working its way through Congress?

  53. This health care bill is so completely fraudulent, it stinks to high heaven. I have never witnessed such blatant, open corruption, with most of the approval from men and women not even sure what is contained in detail – I find myself disbelieving of what was just approved.

    Maybe for the first time in my life, I am angry enough with many of my fellow countrymen for electing and accepting the tactics of some of these inept thieves to get personally involved in attempting to split this country. I will demand that my state take steps to secede if this health care bill is not overturned.

    I contacted the attorney general of my state this morning to demand the same benefits accrued for the citizens of my own state as the citizens of Nebraska just received. His office told me they had been inundated with phone calls with the similar message. I also demanded our state receive $300MM dollars for future natural catastrophes incurred like Louisiana, and a $100MM University hospital like Connecticut just garnered in slush. I too will now attempt to play the game for as long as it lasts.

    Nobody in their right mind would approve of what was just done and approved in Congress, and if they do, I want to share no part of their association. This so called reform is worthy of a banana republic, or perhaps the mafia. I never thought I would openly witness bribery, payoffs, and admitted incompetence on a Senate floor just to get something passed.

    Americans have just been witness to political corruption at its worst, and many aren’t even embarrassed by this open greasing of the palms. I’m tired of hearing the words, “well, this is just how business is done in Washington.” This “business done” is damaging our country to the point it may not be recognizable ten years from now.

    —————————————–

    Since the early 80s, our country has been splitting as surely as continental drift and it is time that we admit we are so philosophically divided that the country can no longer operate. To the best of my knowledge it started right around the time Justice Robert Bork was lynched by a young Congressman named Joe Biden. That momentum was building for several years before, and became most visible after the decisions of Roe v. Wade and Vietnam. The America our grandparents knew and cherished is over. Succeeding generations have for the most part ruined it.

    It was never the intention of our founders that the federal government become the highest order – an entity which has become the intrusive bully, benevolent granddaddy to the highest bidder, and virtual nanny for politicians to enrich themselves – country be damned. We have nobody to blame but ourselves for allowing this to happen. The media has been complicit in the downfall with their lies, distortions, and misinformation.

    I believe it is time for each state to man its own business, take its own responsibilities, and govern itself freely from the intrusions of Washington, accepting both the risk and reward. Does any Conservative here truly feel “United” with the majority of some state like Vermont or California?

    This is not the premise of what our Constitution was constructed, and I believe our founders would find the misuse of their original intent so egregious, to demand that we disband and start over. The Republic is in shambles…

  54. “I also demanded our state receive $300MM dollars for future natural catastrophes incurred like Louisiana, and a $100MM University hospital like Connecticut just garnered in slush. I too will now attempt to play the game for as long as it lasts.”

    I too am not buying that this is “sausage making”.

    This is blatant thievery. I’m trying to imagine if I would be cool with this if it was either my state being paid off or my bill being passed. I

    I’m certain I would not.

  55. awww, looky-here, we all said, Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays. I feel like we’ve all just found common ground and O’reily won the War on Christmas

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