Kagan’s True Colors Expose Liberal Hypocrisy

From the moment Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s name made the assumed short list to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, speculation flew about her sexual orientation. In April, a relatively disreputable blogger from CBS News reported that Kagan was indeed gay but closeted. The White House reacted immediately via former Communications Director Anita Dunn, who was overseeing Kagan’s potential nomination.

The fact that they’ve chosen to become enablers of people posting lies on their site tells us where the journalistic standards of CBS are in 2010. … applying old stereotypes to single women with successful careers.

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The rumors of Ms. Kagan’s orientation did not begin with the conservative blogger from CBS. In fact, they originated from within the gay press, making them, to my mind all the more credible. The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan wonders why all the mystery. Sullivan, an openly gay conservative is one of the most courageous writers on the scene today. He does not shy away from uncomfortable topics and he is particularly alarmed when he smells a cover up. Shortly after President Obama announced Kagan’s nomination, Sullivan wrote:

[Whether she is gay] is no more of an empirical question than whether she is Jewish. We know she is Jewish, and it is a fact simply and rightly put in the public square. If she were to hide her Jewishness, it would seem rightly odd, bizarre, anachronistic, even arguably self-critical or self-loathing. And yet we have been told by many that she is gay … and no one will ask directly if this is true and no one in the administration will tell us definitively.

In a word, this is preposterous – a function of liberal cowardice and conservative discomfort.

via So Is She Gay? – The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan.

Sullivan goes too easy on liberals here. It goes beyond cowardice and speaks to extreme hypocrisy. As liberals we are committed to equality and we have all acknowledged that it’s time to get over “the gay thing”. When rumors of Kagan’s orientation surfaced, the White House response should have been, “we do not use sexual orientation as a litmus test for nominating Supreme Court Justices. As such we do not ask potential nominees about their orientation. If they wish to share that with us, that is their prerogative. We consider it irrelevant to the job at hand.” Instead, the response called the rumors “lies” and implied some sort of smear campaign. Is it a smear to be called gay? Is it an insult to call a heterosexual gay? Are we as liberals saying “being gay is ok if that is what you are … but none of us really want to be one”? Either it’s ok to be gay, or it’s not. Apparently some liberals have not really made up their mind about  this yet.

So now, sadly, if Kagan is gay she must remain in the closet. The White House has gone on record saying she is straight and implying that anything to the contrary is a smear. So, clearly they do not have her back. As Sullivan points out, “Does she have a spouse? Is this spouse going to be forced into the background in a way no heterosexual spouse ever would be?”

It is clear that many liberals are not as evolved as they would have you believe. It is also no surprise why the White House has made so little progress in the area of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. Apparently that is the de facto approach in the government as well as the military.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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137 thoughts on “Kagan’s True Colors Expose Liberal Hypocrisy

  1. Sullivan, an openly gay conservative is one of the most courageous writers on the scene today. He does not shy away from uncomfortable topics and he is particularly alarmed when he smells a cover up.

    🙂

    Androgynous Andy – a Conservative? Oh Rutherford, my pal. You do have a wild imagination. And I’m a gay activist and flaming lib.

    You have given me the left-handed compliment of being consistent about my position on abortion. I need to return the favor – you’re consistent in your liberalism.

    Perhaps there are still a handful of liberals in their own closet who can’t openly say as much for fear of being scored. But they still recognize there is something innate in all of us that are of sound mind to recognize there is nothing natural about homosexuality.

    Congratulations on making a valid attempt to be fair – even with the descriptive flair.

  2. “Is it a smear to be called gay? Is it an insult to call a heterosexual gay?

    To SOME people who think of themselves as “social conservatives,” the answer is yes to both questions. Just read comment # 230 on the “best campaign video” thread to see just how un-Christian some social conservatives can be. (But they say those things out of love, like Jesus. Right?)

    Rutherford, your essay makes an excellent point. We liberals sometimes have been made so gun-shy by the personal ugliness that spews from the right on the subject of homosexuality that we shy away from being as publicly accepting and supportive of gays as we should be. Sadly, intimidation works.

    As we see so often, the person most likely to be a closeted gay is the person who makes fun of gays, condemns them to hell, or even tries to “cure” them. Not someone like Elana Kagan, who has been consistently critical of “don’t ask don’t tell” and on the rational side of other gay issues too.

    All that said, let’s all consider one possibility that isn’t being discussed, thanks to hateful right-wing “smears” (or “talking points,” if you prefer). Maybe – just maybe – Elana Kagan is straight, just as she and the Obama Administration say she is. Maybe calling out the liars for what they are, as the Obama Administration has done, is the right thing to do too. For me it’s a tough choice – to let the “smear” just hang in the air with only a p.c. response like “irrelevant to the job,” or to go after the thugs with metaphorical guns blazing.

    I don’t really care, and I could be wrong, but I’m betting that Elana Kagan is straight.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that! 😀

  3. What’s becoming most disturbing to me is Obama’s tireless attacks on the media. It’s so damn annoying and beneath the office. It seems he can’t help himself. When will he learn that it will always backfire. Bush league.

  4. “Tireless attacks on the media”?

    “Bush” league? 😀

    Faux News isn’t “the media.” It’s one medium. And it isn’t even THAT well done.

  5. Faux News isn’t “the media.” It’s one medium. And it isn’t even THAT well done.

    So poorly done that you and President Chavez Obama have as much declared war on FOX, in conjunction with declaring war on Rush Limbaugh, and David Horowitz, and Mark Levin, and Andrew Breitbart, and Matt Drudge, and Roger Simon, and Michael Reagan, and the Wall Street Journal, and Ron Radosh, and Tammy Bruce, and Dennis Prager, and Michael Medved, and Bill Bennett, and Charles Krauthammer, and Mike Gallagher, and and and….

    You need a “Fairness Doctrine” or perhaps a new Pravda to compete, as all of the above share one thing in common few share on the Left – success and enlarging audiences.

    It’s a brave, new world and libbies don’t seem to be handling the dissent well.

  6. I have learned that it is better to push back against liars than to let them get away with it.

    And it isn’t like Obama is the first president to complain about hostile media. If you think he is, you have a very short memory. All of your favorite presidents attacked the media. Even when they were only telling inconvenient truths.

  7. No president has complained and attacked his critics in the media anywhere close to Obama. No one. My memory isn’t that short either. Damn, the WH press corp insited on a meeting to address the partiality.

    Where did CBS lie?

    Obama’s a thin-skinned crybaby when he’s not being lavished with praise from the media. It’s juvenile and embarrassing to watch.

  8. All of your favorite presidents attacked the media

    That’s a lot of liars to push back against. In one form or another, many have made the attempt to stifle the dissent. However, you’ll need to refresh my memory.

    I remember Nixon attacking the media – far comparison from you.

    I remember Reagan laughing at the media and the Fairness Doctrine being revoked. I remember Bush Jr. bearing with the media. I remember Clinton being frustrated with AM radio by some simple insults which were understandable.

    But I never remember a President other than Benevolent Barack saying something like this…

    And meanwhile, you’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter. And with iPods and iPads; and Xboxes and PlayStation information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it’s putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy…

    In other words, El Presidente was complaining about the quick disbursement of information through media that he cannot yet control on the internet. Now he has made a concerted effort under the pretense of “net neutrality” which was recently struck down by the courts to do so, mind you.

    And he likes to use the pejorative slang teabaggers to refer to large movements of opponents, on occasion.

    I have a million other examples of “Fairness” from your side in action, if interested.

  9. “Rutherford, your essay makes an excellent point. We liberals sometimes have been made so gun-shy by the personal ugliness that spews from the right on the subject of homosexuality that we shy away from being as publicly accepting and supportive of gays as we should be. Sadly, intimidation works.”

    Yeah, it’s the right’s fault that there are homophobes on the left.

    It really is impossible for hard-core liberals to admit their own faults, isn’t it? The blame is always shifted onto someone else.

    It reminds me of when my children were….children. They never did anything wrong. It was always the cat, the dog, or anyone/anything else but them.

  10. “And with iPods and iPads; and Xboxes and PlayStation information becomes a distraction”

    Funny how those exact forms of media were not “distractions” when they were pumping out his 2008 campaign message.

  11. Correction on my last…

    Obama campaigning on Playstation is not proven by my link.

    The others make my argument well enough.

  12. Perfect. We can all make our bets if she is a muff diver or not while the CBO quietly admits the health care injustice will cost 155 BILLION more then the liars told us.

    Mean while BILLIONS of tax payer money is stolen and given to lazy Greeks.

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    On a very shallow note, whats with the Janet Reno look and liberal women? I could make a list of lib women in government who purposely feel the need to make themselves look like walruses.

  13. As for Obama going on tangents about us stupid people who talk about shit on the internet, it would be laughable if it wasn’t for the surreal fact that he and his buddies want to go George Orwell on our asses for real.

    I can’t believe that people who call themselves progressive are for this kind of crap.

    Bunch of pantie-wastes failed with AIR America and now want to outlaw free speech. Unbelievable.

  14. I’ve never understood the appeal of Carly as candidate. Lawd, she just about ran HP into the ground during her executive stay – you would think these political types would slink away in shame. Surely, they can do better than that in CA.

    Of course, Imelda Marcos would make a better representative than Babs “I demand respect” Boxa.’ Imelda surely would have stolen less.

  15. Bet it takes are old blogger owner Rutherford a long time to run through his new found popular blog. I’d pay to be a fly on the wall during a midnight reading just to watch the jaw and the smirks. I might sneak an “N’ word in or something, just to make sure he’s reading closely. 😉

    “R”, have you ever given the wiser “R” named Rabbit thanks for your new found popularity? Or, at least cussed him for tempting a few of us more windy types over here?

    When the weather sucks as it does now, expect more outbursts Rutherford. My mood parallels the weather and how badly my ankle swells. Sixty trips up the sorority stairs last week seemed to do a number on it. 😯

  16. Tex, the Rabbit is slowly becoming as uninformed as sensico, obese as Kagan, and athletic as Rutherford.

    I’m in a decline. This summer I plan on getting smarter and stronger.

    I think we can all admit, there is nothing cool about a stupid, fat person. Fat person, fine. But a fat dumb ass?…no way.

    I’m gonna draw a line in the sand.

    Rabbit 3.0 coming to a theater near you.

  17. Gad, are/our in the last

    Rabbit,

    I don’t know why you are upset about Obama and his cabinet loaning a little cash for our good friends Greece.

    That only means you, your Mrs. and the little one spent $500.00 for people you’ll never know to receive benefit you’ll never receive. Hell, we are the most generous people on earth, even if mandated by Marxists.

    You got off cheap – the Tex Taylor family loaned Greece about $667.00, of which we expect to pay interest on their loan without payback.

    👿

  18. wow, I can’t believe I’m still being mentioned here. You just can’t stop obsessing about me, it’s okay though 🙂

    I actually am going to love seeing how the conservatives attack on this one. I bet they’re going to end up throwing a tone of people under the bus with their soon to be comment.

    I think dems need to stop letting conservatives talk as if a gay supreme court justice is wrong. I actually think she IS gay, but there’s nothing wrong with that 😛 It’s just a bit harder to believe she’s straight lol

  19. Hey Densi, long time, no speak. Do you know I thought about you yesterday.

    I watched this video and thought about Rutherford, the mother cat, when you come in here.

  20. I have learned that it is better to push back against liars than to let them get away with it.

    And when you start bringing some actual facts with you, you might be taken seriously.

    Re: Kagin
    I don’t care if she’s gay.
    I’m never thrilled at the thought of appointing a person to the highest bench in the land when she has never sat on one, and apparently hasn’t spent much time arguing before one. (Yes, I know she wouldn’t be the first. Call it professional preference if you must, but since Captain Bullshit already appointed one justice who clearly demonstrated that she was unfit and injudious—-the ABA’s standards, not mine— I would think that the priority might be to appoint an actual jurist, not a policy wonk. But the part that really bugs me is she doesn’t have much of record to judge her accumen on, which means that either she meets the ideological litmus test, or Lord Zero is even dumber on such matters than I previously thought, and he decided to sell us a pig in a poke.

  21. oh please, if anything, that video reminded you of how adorable I am

    Adorable indeed – especially your look when you hit the ground if Rutherford not able to come to the rescue.

    It was if you’d been ’roundhoused’ by the Rabbit

    😈 😈 😈 😈

  22. Do you know we’re almost a week along and we still don’t know what caused the precipitous drop in the market last week – they can tell you what was affected, but not why it was affected?

    You’ve got to be kidding me? 😯

    On a lighter note, even the FOX business women are good looking and smart. Every one of them a babe. No wonder it’s a more Conservative channel. 🙂

    I married one of those great looking, incredibly intelligent Conservative women, before she figured me out and ran me off. Now I play on her pity. 🙂

  23. How is the Euro going to survive? Or for that matter the UN? It’s all starting to look like quite the pipe dream over there.

    The Dow drops 1000 points in a flash and no answers?

    Samuel Adams Beer stock went from 50 bucks to 0 to 50 bucks?

    Man, the dumbest thing I ever did was slam money into a 401b.

    Why? Why?

    Question everything little Rabbit.

    Ever feel like you’re the butt of a joke and no one is ever letting you in on the punch line?

    I made another mortgage payment today. What a chump I am.

  24. I meant the EU…not the UN…..the fucking UN will pointlessly exist for as long as it’s ungrateful vampire teeth are in every American’s fat neck.

  25. It isn’t so dumb to put money in a 401k . But some of your investments inside that 401k might not have been so smart.

    Hundreds of billions in wealth vanishes in seconds, then mysteriously re-appears. No one knows why. Only it’s pretty darn sure that it isn’t the government’s fault. Welcome to Wall Street, the paragon of American-style capitalism.

    Go ahead – put your money in the Big Casino run by Wall Street. Let’s even put your Social Security up there in place of the present government run Ponzi scheme. What could possibly go wrong?

  26. Hard to defend Wall Street and its shenanigans. Even harder to defend $12.8T debt. One may or may not go bankrupt one day – the other is imminent for bankruptcy and a given it will go bankrupt. No way around it.

    How you like SS operating in the red this year Gray, a full seven years before you CBO told us it would? Give you confidence in that Big Government you propose? We’re in the best of hands. 😉

  27. Not being liquid sucks.

    Greychin, you seem “in” with the government. Put in a good word for me. Tell ‘um to hook the Rabbit up.

    I bail out the bank, but the bank tells me that government thinks I make 3% too much money for a mortgage modification.

    I bail out GM, but the dealership tells me that the mpg rules have changed over night…no Cash for Clunkers for me.

    Stimulus package saving cops and teaching jobs? They’re eliminating 1/6th of my staff. (One person has received a stim job to do NOTHING. Swear to God. NOTHING.

    Health care? Will get totally fucked in a few years.

    Mean while my kid owes owes owes owes.

    Tea Party People holla if you can hear me!

  28. Rabbit,

    Could you use that $500.00 you paid for Greece about right now that unlike Wall Street, gave you no input in the decision?

    Just consider this. Our entitlement obligation in America now totals over $100 Trillion dollars with zero in the lock box to pay for it. This is where libs would like you to invest your future.

    America is in the best of hands. 😉

  29. Greychin.

    Stare at this comment right here.

    You’re looking at a union man in Michigan drooling over throwing you leftist motherfuckers on your asses in November and making your demagogue fraud a one time president.

    If you don’t have me, you do have?

    There are millions of me, dude. .

  30. Tex,

    Fuck yea i could use that 5 hundy.

    I hope the Ottoman Empire reforms and retakes that nation of sodomites.

    I’m gonna watch 300 again and root for Xerxes.

  31. I hope the Ottoman Empire reforms and retakes that nation of sodomites.

    😆 😆

    Careful Rabbit – we have new profound sensitivities around here now. You might be labeled the dreaded homophobe. It’s like a stab to the heart to a few of the new red eye lovers sympathizers.

  32. Hey Rabbit,

    Another indicator that liberalism is well entrenched in American youth. Hollywood has come to Oklahoma. Tonight, I drive up to Walmart to buy a few items before Mom flies in this weekend (and my youngest is home for the summer). I hate the place but you can’t get insecticide at a grocery store.

    I’m standing in line and notice in big bold letters, this idiot punk has on the back of his shirt that says ‘F*CK YOU FROM FLORIDA.” I tell him as he’s using mom’s credit card or whatever quietly did he ever learned what shame met, and wondered if he cared what moms and young children might think reading his shirt.

    He goes, “Hey man, it’s a free world. Free speech man.”

    Your public education dollars at work. I was hoping he would jump me in the parking lot. No such luck.

  33. And so it begins….

    Democrat Alan Mollohan became the first member of the U.S. House to be ousted this spring primary season after his opponent mounted a campaign that questioned the 14-term congressman’s ethics and support for federal health care reform.

    Keep in mind, that was a primary, so it was a Democrat who used ObamaCare against him—and won.

    @Graychin: “Go ahead – put your money in the Big Casino run by Wall Street.”

    Just yesterday your sorry ass was bragging up how much Wall Street was enjoying the decisions made by this administration.

  34. Gray, I’m too lazy to pull your quote from above but I think you said that Kagan has herself denied being gay. I’ve seen no evidence of denial. Just no evidence of confirmation either.

  35. Lots of good comments today. I was very focused on the biz today and I’ve got a stressful day tomorrow so no wisdom from me tonight.

    Welcome back Sensico!

    BiW, Tex and Rabbit … yes the sky is falling.

    No one knows why Dow dropped like stone last week but folks still say it had to do with computers controlling everything. So BiW (and Gorilla if you’re out there) how ’bout we start focusing on cyber-terrorism before our enemies wise up and bring the whole damn financial structure to its knees?

    Any thoughts from the conservatives here on Cheney’s name being bandied about again …. in a criminal sort of way … regarding Haliburton wheeling and dealing? Looks like Cheney-mart was at least partly responsible for the Gulf fiasco.

    Rabbit, “60 Minutes” last week ran a story on folks walking away from their mortgages. Only applied to folks whose homes were “under water”. I can still probably break even on mine so no option for me.

    Talk to y’all tomorrow.

  36. We need to pick our battles and she is going to get confirmed anyway. Just seat her ugly dyke ass and let’s move on.

  37. Apparently Gray doesn’t do ‘evidence’, or facts or anything else…

    The only folks I’ve seen even talking about Kagan being- or not being- gay is the left. I could care less if she lives a lifestyle similar to Densico.

    The concern is that no one knows what she thinks on major issues. She has called the confirmation process a fraud because none of the answers are real. Well, we’ll see how real she makes the answers, but I think it is pretty safe to say that anyone nominated by Jackass is going to be way left of left.

    Hell, the most transparent and open government evah is refusing to let her talk to the media. Yawn….why are we not surprised.

  38. I don’t know about you, but Wall Street has been pretty good to me. Of course, I’m the one who manages my finances and I’m the one who balances my portfolio.

    I would much rather have Wall Street on my side than the government when it comes to making money, considering one of the two have never made any money (printing doesn’t count)…

  39. the one who manages my finances and I’m the one who balances my portfolio.

    I would much rather have Wall Street on my side than the government when it comes to making money, considering one of the two have never made any money (printing doesn’t count)…

    Agreed. If Wall Street is indeed a crapshoot, at least at their table I have a chance to win. With the government simply stealing my money with club in hand from the jackboots, I already know the outcome – I lose every time.

  40. Huck,

    I agree. She will be seated. This is a losing proposition. If Republicans were smart, they would simply vote no as matter of record after putting her on record and move on. She can’t get much worse than Stevens.

    However, there is some logic to dragging feet. The longer we can keep the pathetic Dim Senate tied by any means necessary, the less chance they can pass more atrocious policy before November.

  41. G-Chin, I would like to know your thoughts. To date, all I see you saying is that the evil right is responsible for undermining the virtuous left — always conclusory and unsupported.

    So, is Kagan the perfect candidate?

  42. Rutherford thank you for honestly shining a light on the Lefts hypocrisy. I imagine it was far from painless.
    As for Kagen except for Harvard time isn’t she not unlike Miers?
    Kagen all about justice candidates having to fully answer questions but now…not so much.
    Interesting Rutherford and very loosely related to your other thread. Specter as a (R) shook down or at least threatened to shake down the Bush Administration for memos with Roberts fingerprints on them. Will Specter as a (D) do the same seeing as O and the Boys are presently refusing to release the notes and are suspect on the Clinton notes too.
    Kagen is a terrible choice and her being picked fuels questions of her sexuality more than anything else.

  43. Alfie, I think your comparison to Harriet Miers is a good one.

    The more I read of Kagan, the weaker the woman sounds. Her sexual orientation is really irrelevant – but her hostility towards the military is not.

    However, the more I think about it, I think I would prefer a weak lib seated – she’s more apt to be reasonable than some hardcore socialist like Ginsberg.

    Be happy for small favors.

  44. @Graychin: “Go ahead – put your money in the Big Casino run by Wall Street.”

    “Just yesterday your sorry ass was bragging up how much Wall Street was enjoying the decisions made by this administration.”

    I was thinking the same thing.

  45. Rabbit, what some people can’t seem to understand is that I’m using your own heroes against you.

    Tex blasts Obama over how bad the economy is, I use his heroic free-marketeers on Wall Street to show that they beg to differ with him.

    Someone whines about losing his 401k on Wall Street and another mentions the 1,000 point glitch in the Dow. So I allude to Brother Bush wanting to entrust Social Security money there, and I can’t resist pointing out that some of you don’t seem to have thought the matter through very well.

    Can you hear me now?

  46. “If Wall Street is indeed a crapshoot, at least at their table I have a chance to win.”

    You have a chance to win in Vegas too. But the odds are against you.

    Just like Vegas, Wall Street skims some off the top. And sometimes they ever rig the game. Perhaps you’ve heard.

  47. “The longer we can keep the pathetic Dim Senate tied by any means necessary, the less chance they can pass more atrocious policy before November.”

    It’s the Mitch McConnell plan of governance in a nutshell. Nice to see someone put it out front instead of whining about a lack of “bipartisanship.”

  48. The Ape said @ #50: “The only folks I’ve seen even talking about Kagan being- or not being- gay is the left.”

    There is the comment before yours at 49, for example.

    Or you could just google kagan gay site:foxnews.com and read the first dozen or so hits.

    It was someone named Andrew Sullivan who got the ball rolling big-time. He isn’t exactly a lefty. is he?

  49. Good to see Gorilla back and in such good form …. back on those weird drugs again heh?

    I think it is pretty safe to say that anyone nominated by Jackass is going to be way left of left.

    Dumb. You yourself correctly pointed out she is a blank slate with no paper trail of opinions. So it’s not “safe” to say a damn thing about her. She is SO FAR LEFT that she has stated the Constitution does not provide any rights for same sex marriage.

    Left is mute on racial double standard in Kagan pick

    Dumber. The very day of her nomination one of the first criticisms I heard of her came from MSNBC and it was her record of not appointing minorities to tenured professorial positions at Harvard Law. After hearing the entire story, my understanding is the Dean acts on recommendations from the faculty. The faculty did not recommend many minority candidates for tenure.

    I don’t know about you, but Wall Street has been pretty good to me. Of course, I’m the one who manages my finances and I’m the one who balances my portfolio.

    If you’re so good at it, why don’t you do it professionally for others? It’s a casino. You either got lucky or had a portfolio heavily leaning toward bonds. The biggest mistake of the past 20 years has been the “democratization” of participation in the market. Every Tom Dick and Gorilla thinks he can play the market and win. Two out of three (Tom and Dick of course) have no idea what they are doing and have lost their shirts in the past two years.

  50. Alfie I can’t sign up for the Kagan/Miers comparison. Besides being Dean of Harvard Law, she clerked for Thurgood Marshall and is currently the country’s defense attorney. Is the majority of her experience academic, yes. But I still don’t think she and Harriet are equivalent candidates. (As you probably know, in terms of background, she’s been compared to Renquist.)

  51. It was someone named Andrew Sullivan who got the ball rolling big-time. He isn’t exactly a lefty. is he?

    Much to St. Andi of the Wringing Hands and Power Glutes dismay, calling yourself a conservative, and having the left agree with you does not a conservative make. The same would be true of David Brooks, Kathleen Parker, and others who our self-appointed “betters” keep telling us are “conservatives”.

    I would be hard-pressed to find a “righty” with anything approaching St. Andi’s unhealthy fascination with Sarah Palin’s utereus. Hell, Rutherford isn’t even into her utereus, and his fixation on her is damn near legendary.

  52. but her hostility towards the military is not.

    Utter nonsense. She made an imprudent decision to bar army recruiters from the career counseling office because of DADT. It falls in line with the University’s policy of not allowing recruiters from “companies” that discriminate.

    She relented when the law turned against her. The politically smart thing to do was to not fight that fight but hey, it’s just about the only time she took a strong stand for gay rights.

    Also my understanding is the recruiters were always allowed a back door in via the Veteran’s Administration.

    Furthermore, officers and grunts at Harvard said they found her to be very supportive.

  53. I would be hard-pressed to find a “righty” with anything approaching St. Andi’s unhealthy fascination with Sarah Palin’s utereus. Hell, Rutherford isn’t even into her utereus, and his fixation on her is damn near legendary.

    I control as best I can my fascination with Sarah’s uterus. The woman’s birth story simply doesn’t hold water, no pun intended, but it is way too far out there to waste precious blog space on. (I did it once many months ago and was so disgusted with myself that I deleted the article … only article of mine that I’ve ever deleted.)

    As for Sullivan, he is among the company of Parker, Brooks and let’s not forget Frum, who offer common sense conservative advice and are rejected by the right wing nut jobs. The only real ammo that BiW does have on Sullivan is that old Andy is a bit of a hypocrite himself. (I discovered this yesterday after having written the above article … I read it in The Nation). Apparently Andrew once prescribed a very controlled monogamous lifestyle for his fellow gay men but privately was as promiscuous as they come (hence BiW’s reference to “Power Glutes” which I think was Andy’s alias on a gay sex ad page).

    Be that as it may, Andrew gnaws at stories that don’t pass the smell test, and I do like that about him.

    BiW your rejection of sensible Conservatives will cost you in November. Mark my words.

  54. “If Wall Street is indeed a crapshoot, at least at their table I have a chance to win.”

    You have a chance to win in Vegas too. But the odds are against you.

    Just like Vegas, Wall Street skims some off the top. And sometimes they ever rig the game. Perhaps you’ve heard.

    Typical – sheer ignorance on display. I can see why you live in Eucha. It’s a wonder you can generate enough neural activity to type. I thought you a financial wizard? 😆

    Vegas doesn’t survive without more winners than losers. Or have you not figured that out Big Fish?

    For as poorly as Wall Street has performed the last eleven years, the 30 year historical average still shows a 350% return – unlike the thieves in Government you so espouse who are now in bankruptcy and have pushed the country to the brink of ruin.

    P.S – It’s hard to be bipartisan when your Dear Leader, the transparent one {snicker} operates behind closed doors, or on the campaign trail. He knows so little, but is a wonderful community activist and guest lecturer at Pinko U.

    If you can give me a better return someplace, why don’t you show us where?

  55. BiW your rejection of sensible Conservatives will cost you in November. Mark my words.

    If conservatives embraced those that you so eagerly define as “sensible”, they would be conserving nothing. Its the same agenda as the one Captain Bullshit is pursuing, just not as fast.

  56. BiW, I hereby retract my inclusion of you in my sky is falling remark. I have a bad tendency of lumping you in with “the others” probably because on most days you deserve to be. In this case though, I reviewed the thread and you are not guilty. Perhaps something you said in another thread was lingering in my brain.

    In any case, my bad.

  57. BiW your rejection of sensible Conservatives will cost you in November. Mark my words.

    And I suppose you’re ready to place your bets, hey? I can wait.

    Kagan is a lefty – therefore, by default she harbors disdain and loathes the military in secret. She’s an activist and like Ginsberg, not fit for the bench.

    However, to the victors go the spoils. We simply need to hang on until November, where we can stop Bongo for two years and then run him off to the world of Jimmah Carter, his name a synonym for abject failure and ruin. We’ll be lucky to survive.

  58. 😳 Like Willy Wonka, strike that – reverse that.

    Vegas doesn’t survive without more winners losers than losers winners. Or have you not figured that out Big Fish?

  59. Vegas doesn’t survive without more winners than losers.

    WTF????!!!! Could you please document that one? Vegas survives on deluded addiction. Those few who win big make it appear to all the other suckers that they will win big too. They don’t.

    As you probably know, I’ve got a couple of casinos within 2.5 hours of me and every time I’ve gone there I see desperate faces. Unlike Disney World, casinos are not the happiest place on Earth.

  60. BiW … let’s take David Frum for example. If i am not mistaken Frum’s entire premise is that conservative’s message of fiscal conservatism is being drowned out by an outmoded outdated social conservatism. He advocates dropping the anti-gay, pro-life stuff and focusing on the money.

    What exactly about that offends you?

  61. You know Rutherford, there are some good things about Obama. Like him following Bush doctrine after campaigning against it in the general election.

    How’d you like that big turn around by Eric Holder concerning the Miranda Rights of “domestic incidents”, formerly known as domestic terrorists? Like Ann Coulter said, “Our new homeland security is hoping the bomb doesn’t go off.” 😆

    So many things have blown up in your face the last 16 months, I’ve lost count.

  62. Rutherford, when I typed that, I was suffering from Big Fish delusion from the previous post. I was gleeful after swatting away a fly. Our resident Unitarian was pissed and I was not concentrating like I should while mocking Eucha some more.

    Please see #76 for correction. Mea culpa.

  63. If i am not mistaken Frum’s entire premise is that conservative’s message of fiscal conservatism is being drowned out by an outmoded outdated social conservatism.

    Yeah. About that…

    It hasn’t escaped my notice that the only people who actually refer to it as “outdated social conservatism” are those who have a very poor understanding of the basis of law in this country, and those who have a very good understanding of it, but reject it because it conflicts with the desires of their wicked hearts.

    And I cannot help but to chuckle at the turn we’re seeing on the opinions about abortion that are emerging in this country. I guess that was to be expected. Those who believe in the right to abort their children are likely to exercise that right. Still, I’m sure that once Captain Bullshit is making sure that there are no longer mediums for the “bad information” to be heard, and only the gov’t. approved messages are broadcast, the trend may be reversed in a few years.

  64. This talk of revised Miranda rights is chilling to say the least and makes any self respecting liberal very concerned.

    When I cross posted my article on “Best of the Blogs”, the site’s editor commented about a David Brooks article that identified the type of person Kagan is. Basically an opportunist of sorts. Don’t say anything too controversial and keep your options open, The objective is to get from here to there (where there is some predetermined career goal post). The BotB editor went on to say that Obama and many who surround him are made of similar stuff. (Mind you BotB is a progressive web site, so this criticism is coming from a lib.)

    So to get back to your point, Tex … I’m afraid that Holder and the whole bunch operate less on principle and more on expediency. As time goes on, it becomes more and more troubling. The good news for you is that if Obama has to become GW Bush redux in order to survive, he may well do so. 😦

  65. the desires of their wicked hearts.

    LOL … yup BiW this is the very “church lady” kinda bullsh*t that Frum is talking about. You do understand it very well.

    That “wicked hearts” quote reminded me of Larry Craig when he called Clinton “naughty”. We know how that turned out. 🙂

  66. OK … I’ve got to call it a night. I’m doing a piss poor job of nursing a digestive system that seems to be in self-destruct mode right now. My cure is stay up all night blogging. I need someone to commit me so I can be monitored 24/7. I’m my own worst damn enemy. 👿

  67. Rutherford, my old pal, heal thyself. There’s nothing worse than a nauseous stomach.

    Though you a hard head and are in desperate need of a personal ass whupping, I agree with BiC. I too find you occasionally get it. It keeps me coming back and your presence has been missed during the day.

  68. Rutherford, you see much, but understand little.

    People like me (and I think Tex) would rather hold themselves to a higher standard, with the understanding that we serve the only perfect man who ever existed, because as believers we are held to a standard that we can never meet. That is ok, because as believers, we can see that it is by the grace of a loving God that we can still come to salvation.

    Then there are those without that belief, who attest to the standard set by their own desires, and delude themselves into thinking that they will satisfy the inanition of their spirit and their character if they simply keep turning the square peg until they find the way to make it fit into the round hole.

    I actually feel sorry for those who subscribe to the humanist worldview. They have bought into the lie that man can achieve his own salvation (We are the ones we have been waiting for) on his own terms and solely on his own understanding, and they refuse to believe that is the source of his consistent failure to achieve all he promises himself.

  69. Barack Obama: Gee, nobody has tried to blow anything up in, like, 11 whole days. Let’s slash $53MM from New York’s anti-terrorism funding.

    Why? Because Congress sucks. Plus, we, your glorious federal government, are doing such a bang-up job helping out.

    Eleven days after the botched plot to bomb Times Square, the Obama administration on Wednesday slashed some $53 million from the city’s terror-fighting budget.
    ….
    To top it off, the news comes as President Obama comes to town today to tap the city’s deep pockets for the Democratic Party.
    ….
    “Just when we thought they finally realized a war on terror is going on, they do something like this,” raged City Councilman Peter Vallone (D-Queens), head of the Council’s Public Safety Committee.

    “This leaves us more vulnerable to ‘man-caused disasters,'” he said sarcastically, referring to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s term for terror attacks.

    Homeland Security Department spokesman Matthew Chandler begged to differ with New York’s interpretation, insisting his agency is “actively engaged in supporting New York City’s first responders and overall preparedness.”

    He argued that in 2009, the administration gave the area more than $457million for “terrorism and other threats.” He blamed Congress for appropriating less money for 2010, and an administration official said if New York includes the cash it got from the economic stimulus bill passed in 2009, it’s actually getting $47.3 million more than last year for ports and transit protection.

    King was unimpressed by that math, arguing the stimulus cash is a one-time payout that won’t be repeated.

    “That’s a story they’re coming up with at the last minute, because an hour ago they were saying they couldn’t give us the money because Congress only allocated $300 million,” he said. “Actually Obama only asked for $250 million.”

  70. I read tonight of how weak Republicans can become lib light and need to be summarily booted to Obamaland – and perfect indicator why towns go to hell with politically correct and gutless leadership.

    We’ve got this trust fund baby mayor in my locale who has recommended a $5.00 surcharge be added to everyone’s bill (one of many now) each month to pay for our “fireman shortfall”. This is after several surcharges increasing sewer, water, electric, etc…

    Get this: you can opt out, but if the firemen are called to your residence, you have to pay for their service. Yeah, no shit.

    So the question I would ask our worthless mayor is where are our taxes that are currently paying the fireman salaries now going? I guess once a public servant, always a public servant with guaranteed job for life.

    I suggest canning the entire concept and making the fireman run like a private business then.

  71. “OK … I’ve got to call it a night. I’m doing a piss poor job of nursing a digestive system that seems to be in self-destruct mode right now. My cure is stay up all night blogging. I need someone to commit me so I can be monitored 24/7. I’m my own worst damn enemy”

    Time to call the Activia Lady. (Get well, man)

  72. The US government suffered a wider-than-expected budget deficit of 82.69 billion dollars in April, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.

    It was nearly four times the deficit chalked up a year earlier and the largest ever recorded in April.

    Most analysts had expected the April deficit, the 19th consecutive month of federal red ink, to be about 52 billion dollars.

    These are the ones! Yes We Can! The ones that Graychin thinks best to manage your money (and life for that matter). 😆

    We’re in the best of hands! 😯

  73. “Dumb. You yourself correctly pointed out she is a blank slate with no paper trail of opinions. So it’s not “safe” to say a damn thing about her. She is SO FAR LEFT that she has stated the Constitution does not provide any rights for same sex marriage.”

    Really. In a 1996 paper she wrote, she said that it is the motives, not the actions of the government that should decide if a violation of the 1st ammendment has occured. Handy, since most on the left want the fairness doctrine, justifying it by saying that local minorities should have better access, when we all know it is to target nationally syndicated talk shows like Rush.
    Regardless, this is a pretty liberal position…

    It has been pointed out about the military recruiters issue. The left does not like the military and targets them at every opportunity. Considering Harvard gets federal dollars, this should have been a non-starter early on, but hey, we’ve seen many examples of those on the left talking fed dollars with one hand and flipping the bird with the other. Read San Francisco…

    Her comment on the defects of the Constitution, or rather, echoing Marshall on such. Contrary to your assertions, conservatives have issues with it and her because of her closeness to Obama and his statements against the Constitution…

    “Dumber. The very day of her nomination one of the first criticisms I heard of her came from MSNBC and it was her record of not appointing minorities to tenured professorial positions at Harvard Law. After hearing the entire story, my understanding is the Dean acts on recommendations from the faculty. The faculty did not recommend many minority candidates for tenure.”

    And so, just like the One, the is no leadership in her. ‘That’s not my fault, I ‘m just following orders.’

    That’s pretty weak R…

    “If you’re so good at it, why don’t you do it professionally for others? It’s a casino. You either got lucky or had a portfolio heavily leaning toward bonds. The biggest mistake of the past 20 years has been the “democratization” of participation in the market. Every Tom Dick and Gorilla thinks he can play the market and win. Two out of three (Tom and Dick of course) have no idea what they are doing and have lost their shirts in the past two years.”

    The market is a long term investment. Over the last tens years, to include the last couple years, the market has made about 15%. Can you point to any other financial vehicle that does that?

    Tom and Dick didn’t manage their portfolios, nor did they properly balance their risk. Tom and Dick, especially if they were older, should have had more in securities than stock. Its called a retirement account, and most of them do this automatically anymore.

    And your solution to SS is what? Bush wasn’t talking about all of it going into the market, but it was saying that folks should have the option of being able to put a portion of it there. Considering how you consistently rob the fund and how you have put us in this position of financial collapse IRT SS, I think I’d rather take my chances on the market. At least then, I’d know you asswholes wouldn’t touch my money because as it stands now, I have no expectations of ever seeing a dime of social security and I blame you.

  74. I don’t do it because I have far more fun doing what I do now.

    Further more, just because you suck at it, doesn’t mean folks shouldn’t be allowed to invest. The market has risen the standard of living for more people than probably any other vehicle. It has allowed people to retire earlier and maintain a higher standard of living. It has also allowed those without access to high income industries and means to achieve higher incomes.

  75. There’s nothing worse than a nauseous stomach.

    Ah Tex, were it only a nauseated stomach I’d be grateful. The entire tract is out of whack. My doc told me to double up on the pro-biotics but it’s done no good. Since the only other remedy I haven’t applied is adequate sleep, I’m going to commit myself to that over the next few days and if by next Tuesday (2 weeks from when I last saw my doc) things are not better, I’m gonna go get some more help.

    I have the very bad combination of medical curiosity and worst case scenario thinking so I’ve already self-diagnosed everything from irritable bowel, to Chron’s disease to colon cancer. Fortunately (or not as the case may be) my primary care physician is cool as a cucumber. The few times I’ve seen him his attitude is “you’re lucky to be alive, get the hell out of my office” I think he’s kind of the philosophy that every day you can get out of bed is a good day. I have a slightly higher standard. 🙂

  76. “R”,

    Have you had any antibiotics as of late? If not, I’m not sure why the doc thinks probiotics would be the diagnosis.

    If I were you, and you haven’t done it, start with a complete blood work up. You may have already done so. Not sure what your symptoms have been, but if you really believe it might be Chron’s disease, I can well imagine many a trip to the bathroom.

    You ought to be seeing a G.I. specialist.

    Anyway, your presence has been missed. The board is far more fun and interesting when you’re here. Hope you get to feeling better.

  77. Barack Obama = Bush’s 3rd term.

    The White House is likely to delay the withdrawal of the first large phase of combat troops from Iraq for at least a month after escalating bloodshed and political instability in the country.
    ….
    The withdrawal order is eagerly awaited by the 92,000 US troops still in Iraq – they mostly remain confined to their bases. This month Odierno was supposed to have ordered the pullout of 12,500, a figure that was meant to escalate every week between now and 31 August, when only 50,000 US troops are set to remain – all of them non-combat forces.
    ….
    Earlier this week, Allawi warned that the departing US troops had an obligation enshrined in the security agreement and at the United Nations security council to safeguard Iraq’s democratic process. He warned of catastrophic consequences if the occupation ended with Iraq still politically unstable.

    Because leading is complicated

  78. Attorney General Eric Holder on the AZ bil:

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona’s new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn’t yet read the law and is going by what he’s read in newspapers or seen on television.

    And to think his boss just told us a couple days ago about how “distracting” all of this media modern is.

    “I’ve just expressed concerns on the basis of what I’ve heard about the law. But I’m not in a position to say at this point, not having read the law, not having had the chance to interact with people are doing the review, exactly what my position is,” Mr. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee.

    This weekend Mr. Holder told NBC’s “Meet the Press” program that the Arizona law “has the possibility of leading to racial profiling.” He had earlier called the law’s passage “unfortunate,” and questioned whether the law was unconstitutional because it tried to assume powers that may be reserved for the federal government.

    He doesn’t know enough about the bill the give us his official position. But he does know enough about it to go on TV and tell us all how wrong it is.

    Because TV said so.

    Can we please put some fucking adults in charge of this country?

  79. And in case you are wondering how massive this piece of legislation is that the Attorney General of the United States cannot find the time to read before he comments on…

    It is 19 whole pages.

    Actually, it isn’t even 19 “whole” pages. It’s more like 17.

    Eric Holder cannot digest 17 pages of legislation before he comments on that legislation.

  80. I thought for sure Rutherford and Curator would be on here lambasting Obama for blowing an American citizen to small pieces of bone fragment and soup by way of a drone.

    You have a right to remain emollient. Any guts you spray can and will be oozed as you snort your last breath in a blown up casbah.

    I agree with you guys now. We should try KSM in an American court of law after all.

    The President can then get on Facebook, tell every American not to show up and fly a drone over the building.

    Boom.

    A true bipartisan solution that seems kosher to all of us.

  81. They are probably busy reading that 17-page AZ bill that they seem to know so much about.

    Psst. Hey guys, when you are done, make sure and tell Eric Holder what his position on it should be, ok? I hear he is taking opinions from the media.

  82. Obama 2005: SCOTUS nominees that have no judicial experience and the White House that nominates them must be “extra forthcoming” with information before and during confirmation.

    Obama 2010: Here’s a little something something on her from my personal propoganda department. Now fuck off, you distracting media. Go write something for Eric Holder and I will call you when I need you.

  83. Well Rutherford,

    Did you get to feeling any better? Are you dehydrated? If so, I would recommend you think about glucose.

    As in sugary water – with electrolytes (something like Gatorade, if you can drink it.)

  84. Elena Kagan’s College Thesis Surfaces

    courtesy:

    http://www.nicedeb.wordpress.com

    Acknowledgements …I would like to thank my brother Marc, whose involvement in radical causes led me to explore the history of American radicalism in the hope of clarifying my own political ideas…

    .…most historians have looked everywhere but to the American socialist movement itself for explanations of U.S. socialism’s failure…

    …the American socialists· “failure to build a movement that even resembled Sombart’s idealized notion of a class-conscious party–a failure which they shared with most of their European counterparts–did not render their party any less significant. Nor did such a failure render their party any less successful…

    …To explain why the] American socialist movement of the Progressive Era suddenly fell apart… we must turn to the internal workings and problems of the socialist movement itself.

    …the dissolution of the Socialist Party resulted not from the walkout of the syndicalists in 1912 but from the infinitely more disastrous departure of the communists seven years later…

    …[Early on] the [American] socialists divided into two camps: those of “constructive” and “revolutionary” socialism.

    …the Russian Revolution set the spark to their long-smoldering rebellion, and the Socialist Party burst into flames. In 1919, the SP split into two, and the New York City communist movement emerged… by the last 1920′s, the socialist movement in New York City was dead.

    …The SP’s first priority was to prepare for revolution than to work for reforms — to bring ultimate salvation rather than immediate relief.

    Conservative craft unions could not develop the unity and class consciousness that alone would lead workers to vote the socialist ticket. They could not compel a resistant capitalist class to accept an SP electoral victory. Nor could they prepare the workers for the administration of industry in the cooperative commonwealth. According to such left-wing leaders as Boudin and Slobodin, then, the socialists needed to do all in their power to set New York’s unions on a militant path. If that meant interfering with some other “arm”, so be it.

    …Most historians have viewed World War I as an unqualified disaster for the American socialist movement…

    … In our own times, a coherent socialist movement is nowhere to be found in the United States. Americans are more likely to speak of a golden past than of a golden future, of capitalism’s glories than of socialism’s greatness… Why, in a society by no means perfect, has a radical party never attained the status of a major political force?

    …[America’s] societal traits… a relatively fluid class structure, an economy which allowed at least some workers to enjoy [prosperity]… prevented the early twentieth century socialists from attracting an immediate mass following. Such conditions did not, however, completely checkmate American socialism…

    …Through its own internal feuding, then, the SP exhausted itself forever and further reduced labor radicalism… to the position of marginality and insignificance from which it has never recovered.The story is a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism’s decline, still wish to change America

    …if the history of Local New York shows anything, it is that American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope.

    While I first shrugged my shoulders at this woman’s possible appointment, I don’t now. Kagan is a freaking socialist. Unbelievable.

  85. I’ll try to get back into commenting mode soon …. as well as find a time to do it that doesn’t completely rob me of my sleep. I’m particularly frustrated tonight ‘cos I’ve already seen a couple of comments here just begging for a reply (that means you Gorilla 🙂 ).

    Quick health update: Today was probably the best day I’ve had in a week. To answer your question Tex … I’ve had a history of “flora” issues which is why I’ve taken pro-biotics for a few years now. (While in rehab, recovering from respiratory failure, I contracted C-Dif, which I’m sure you know, runs through hospitals and health facilities like the friggin plague. Worst part is when I got it, their response was, oh well … you’re not alone. Lots of our patients get it. Ahhhh I see, so it’s normal for me to leave the hospital with an affliction I didn’t have when I entered the hospital. 👿 )

    So, bottom line, I may be on the mend. I’m committing myself to getting adequate sleep for the next few days. If that doesn’t right things, it will probably be a trip to a GI specialist next or some medicinal approach from my PCP.

  86. Oh … Tex … one more thing … dehydrated like crazy! I’ve been trying to drink more water. Sadly I’m a decaf-tea and decaf-soda man and too lazy to force myself to keep the fluids going. Heck, even my lung doctor tells me to drink a lot.

    Maybe I should become an alcoholic? Might solve multiple problems. 😉

  87. Not alcohol! If you can drink it, sport’s drink like Gatorade. They’re isotonic to the body and will help you to retain water, plus they have salts that will help you restore what you’re losing. If you can’t stomach that, try the clear soda. The problem with soda is they’re carbonated, further stressing the stomach. Tea might not be bad, but lay off the coffee if you’re a coffee fan.

    C-Diff is very bad news – second only to MRSA for scaring the wits out of hospital staff. I remember them warning us by name when I was receiving my first clinical training.

    Hope you feel better bud.

  88. Great article pointing out the double standards of the Left and their compadres in the dinosaur media , college indoctrination, miserable failures, half-truths, demagoguing mannerisms of progressivism in general and Obama in specifics.

    Some good humor too. I triple dog dare some lib to refute any of this. 😆

    One of the best journalists going…

    America 101 With Dean Obama

    http://pajamasmedia.com/victordavishanson/america-101/

  89. So “R”,

    Did you get to feeling any better over the weekend. Rested and ready to do vicious battle?

  90. Rutherford’s Twitter feed:

    “Miss Michigan, a Lebanese immigrant, wins Miss USA. I bet Miss Arizona crapped her pants. ”

    You still don’t get it do you?

    Miss Arizona wouldn’t care, because Miss Michigan is a legal immigrant.

  91. Liberals on Trial:

    RT @Uncucumbered: Is it conservative to be a spill denier? http://twurl.nl/6voyg0 || Dunno, they do seem to be spElling deniers though.

    follows…

    No Jan, that would be YOU that is dividing people along racial lines you collosal moron.

    Rutherford’s good pals on Twitter providing Comedy Gold!

    Rutherford, would you tell your dumb ass friend if he going to criticize Conservatives for stupidity about spelling, he himself should learn to spell colossal CORRECTLY?

    😈

    Rutherford, get your sorry ass back over here to reality and break bread!!! That Twitter crap will rub off on you and make you stupid.

  92. “Miss Michigan, a Lebanese immigrant, wins Miss USA. I bet Miss Arizona crapped her pants. ”-Rutherford

    How does one even begin to have a conversation with Rutherford about illeagal immigration when he makes an ignorant comment like that?

    I’ve been around the Lebanese my entire life. Do you know how much it would piss off a few of my buddies to be associated with illeagal immigration?

    Hell…most of the Lebanese have been here for 3 generations.

    Miss Michigan and I went to the same university by the way.

    I also used to “date” Mrs. Michigan quite a bit back then too…….

    🙂

  93. A word or two about Twitter for those who don’t know (which is probably nobody nowadays):

    One only has 140 characters with which to write a “tweet” so subtlety and nuance must go by the wayside. I shamelessly admit that I tweet to press buttons, blow off steam, attempt humor, etc. I do not tweet to present a well rounded view of my thoughts on any given subject. Believe it or not, I work at this blog … I think (at least a little) before I write. On Twitter, the censor usually goes to sleep. It’s like a 4 year old saying whatever the f*ck he wants. Usually, if I tweet a one-liner, I’m having fun … truth but with fun. If I want to really be very serious on Twitter, I’ll tweet the URL of a good article (or one of my own posts).

  94. I wasn’t laughing at you Rutherford. I know you know how to spell, no matter how mind numbing your sentiments about everything else.

    I was mocking that hypocrite you were conversing with for saying spill deniers couldn’t spell, followed up with a blatant misspelling – a sure sign of abject ignorance. 😆

    Hell, I know how liberal you are – you soften up unless Obama craps out, then you revert back to rage boy.

  95. Now, about Miss Michigan.

    Huck, my friend, it is YOU who still does not get it. Illegal aliens and legal aliens look exactly the same and for the most part, they don’t look like you (I’m guessing …. I’ve never met you of course.)

    Of course, I know that Miss Michigan is not here illegally. That is not the point. The point is that our obsession with Mexicans belies our pride in our immigrant heritage. We are a nation of immigrants. The fact that we are incapable of policing our borders properly and punishing businesses who hire undocumented workers, should not result in every legal immigrant suddenly feeling he or she is under a microscope. Of course, if Miss Michigan had been a Mexican immigrant, my tweet would have been a complete bulls-eye but Lebanese was good enough for me to make my point.

    I actually enjoyed my second tweet even more:

    When Miss Michigan won Miss USA Pageant, Miss Arizona asked to see her papers

  96. Alfie, on his blog, raises an even more interesting and disturbing point. Isn’t a Muslim beauty pageant winner an infidel by definition? She now has to look over her shoulder to make sure some nutjob is not on her tail.

  97. Miss Oklahoma should have won the USA pageant – it’s a clear case of political correctness gone a muck as the camel toe damn near fell off the stage in her nightgown stroll I read. I heard Ms. Hezbollah’s answer to her question sounded like something you would expect a pole girl to answer – gibberish.

    However, being I rank those pageants for dolts, watched by dolts, sponsored by real sleaze like Trump, nobody gives a damn about anything besides catching a glimpse at fabulous twang. Give the Hezbollah Queen her due – she is pretty.

  98. BTW, thanks to all those who sent me good wishes over the weekend. I’m not 100% but I do think things are getting incrementally better. I still won’t be commenting late into the night because I think sleep deprivation is part of my problem.

    But again, thanks guys. I do appreciate the kind words.

  99. Glad you’re feeling better “R” – really. This place isn’t near as fun without you, and in fact, wouldn’t exist without you. Who are we to bitch?

    I’m just grateful you let me participate. Anybody that gives me a free shot at Graychin’s lumpy ass is an excellent dude in my book. 🙂

  100. “I heard Ms. Hezbollah’s answer to her question sounded like something you would expect a pole girl to answer – gibberish.”

    The pageant is too fucking dumb to even waste our time on who should have won. I give props to the chick that called it like she saw it over illeagal immigration, but don’t give a fuck if she wins the stupid thing.

    The way I see it, I want the chick that shocks the world by spreading her ass and showing me her starfish, but I digress.

    There is a silver lining in their P.C. pick. it’s a great middle finger to the Muslims fanatics, although I’m sure they didn’t mean it that way. I’m glad she won becuase she is the complete antithesis to Hezbollah. The Muslims fanatics are in an uproar over here and I’m digging it.

  101. The way I see it, I want the chick that shocks the world by spreading her ass and showing me her starfish, but I digress.

    😆

    They start even tempting me with the offer to do as such, and I’ll have the big screen on with my face six inches from the screen to watch Miss Universe – like it’s the super bowl.

    Get up that close and you can see the ingrown hairs. 🙂

  102. R,

    The Dems in COngress, specifically the House, have not put together a budget yet. In fact, they missed the April 15 deadline for the initial draft of the 2011 budget.

    Furthermore, they are hinting that they will not do a 2011 budget and will instead do discrecionary expediture bills to cover 2011.

    THis is being done so they don’t have deficit attention right before a mid-term election they are likely to lose big time in.

    Change we can believe in…Fucking loosers…

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