Live Blogging the 2011 State of the Union Address

This year, I am continuing my time honored tradition of live blogging the State of the Union address. Just like last year, I will have the able assistance of my  radio co-host Sandi Behrns. We hope you can join us live! If you miss the live event, you can read the transcript any time after the event.

To attend the event or watch the replay, click here.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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80 thoughts on “Live Blogging the 2011 State of the Union Address

  1. I hope to hear President Obama issue an apology to the Supreme Court for his statements made at last year’s State of the Union address.

    After all, appointing CEOs of major corporations as the heads of presidential advisory teams gives those corporations a lot bigger voice than campaign contributions does, wouldn’t we all agree?

    Should I hold my breathe?

  2. After all, appointing “FAILED” CEOs of major corporations as the heads of presidential advisory teams gives those corporations a lot bigger voice than campaign contributions does, wouldn’t we all agree?

    FIFY.

    In the spirit of “bipartisanship”, with Bernie Madoff no longer available, Jeffrey Immelt, possibly the worst CEO still with a job in America today and “conflicted” Obama jobs czar and CEO pet of Obama will also lead the benediction in the hope for larger GEO overseas profits.

    I haven’t heard the “liberal” outrage (cough cough) about GE shipping thousands of manufacturing jobs to other continents the last two years. I’m sure that’s just a small oversight in the spirit of camaraderie.

    I held on to my last 100 shares of GE to do my small part to attempt to have Immelt fired, but to no avail and sold the shares at a substantial loss under Immelt’s ‘outstanding’ leadership. That’s when I determined, yes a large part of Wall Street is corrupt – and most are Dimocrats.

  3. Lame. Real lame – absolutely nothing of substance. Probably the weakest State of the Union address I’ve ever heard. At least Obama recognizes our corporate taxes rates are among the highest in the world. He’s just not willing to do anything about it.

    Foreign policy an afterthought as Dims sit around with their thumbs up their asses staring at the stars and dreaming of smooth seas.

    Solar shields, high speed rails? How much money do we have to lose on Amtrak before shelve that POS?

  4. Paul Ryan was excellent and short. Juan Williams, isn’t terribly bright as he was trying to twist the Ryan speech, and Brit Hume is having to correct him – the usual. Everyone realizes El Bongo isn’t going to touch the deficit and will instead change his massive spending to the code word “investment.” America, get rid of lame ass fool.

    Live blogging here Rutherford. 🙂

    Kirsten Powers is kind of cute, but not cute enough to offset her idiocy. She should wear something sexy with cleavage and remain silent.

  5. Was that envy in Obama’s voice when he talked about a nation under dictatorship? Sounded like covet….

    Have I mentioned I like “live blogging?”

    It’s possible I may have missed “a few” highlights as I toggled back and forth between time outs.

  6. Is it me, or did he look like a guy reading someone else’s speech and he didn’t believe a word of it.

    Where was the “bipartisanship” moment? Looked to me that if we can close the “loop holes”, we can keep running up the deficit but we won’t increase the exponential “yearly increase” any further. Or something like that. Obama still doesn’t “get it.”

    I listen to some of it later in the evening, and that was the dullest, most uninspiring speech I’ve seen Obama give. A bunch of platitudes, a couple of shout outs, and not much else. These SOTU speeches have become a waste of good TV.

    But I chuckle everytime I see SOTU, because I always first see STFU. The imagined Freudian. 🙂

  7. Last night’s live blog was interesting in that I’m still convinced one of you jokers was in there impostering as someone else. My bet is still on Dead Rabbit.

    We had one dude named “YA” whose comments seemed suspicious to me. Then there was “Johnny” who eventually asked Sandi if she intimidated men (that comment never made it on air). It got to the point where I pictured Rabbit sitting in his den with a PC and two laptops and his blackberry pulling a complete multiple personality scam on me.

    Of course we also had people claiming they could only see Sandi and my comments even though I approved lots of comments from multiple sources that were there in plain view.

    Overall, an odd night. I’ll be updating this main article later with thoughts about the actual speech.

  8. Mr. Rutherford,

    As you should be aware, I’m about as far from birther as one can get, but these lost birth records? 🙂

    Sorry, but I can’t help but find this whole ordeal humorous and a tad suspicious. If your man were smart, shouldn’t he just mail one in and be done with this sordid affair? Another Obama sycophant busted…

  9. Rabbit, I suggest you head over to the blog the gutless Poolman calls home over at Fat Grannies. It is the absolute lowest of the dregs, and the most despicable group of cowards you will have ever read.

    I will guarantee you Rutherford on his worst day would look saintly compared to these accessories to murder. They’re dumb as hell, but incredibly nasty celebrating aborting babies – and Poolman was complimenting them. Preacher Poolman complimenting the celebration of abortion, if you can believe that shit. I’m not kidding and the proof is right there on the board.

    They banned me the second night when I lit the witches’ asses on fire, so I have to backdoor them to tell them what I think of them when the mood strikes me, and then only get one comment before banned again. 🙂 It’s a pain in the ass, but worth it. It’s hard to believe we share a country with sleaze like this.

    Perhaps we need to make those pieces of shit our target of contempt instead of the Obama sycophants, being those hoodwinked in 2008 have been rendered moot and irrelevant.

    And in fairness to MeriBeth who also came from there, she actually was offended by the post and said as much, no doubt several steps above that pack of cowards and butchers. MeriBeth was summarily screeched off the board, but I was grateful to her to for taking a stand.

    If you’re reading MeriBeth, my opinion of you went up several notches with that one comment. You can now diss me without mortal punishment. 🙂 As for Poolman, he couldn’t rate any lower.

    Hopefully, this has been an eye opener for her that the Fat Granny blog a lot more that old women trading recipes.

  10. Tex, what’s the link?

    I have to stay away from people like that. Abortion is the one issue that I believe could radicalize me. It sickens me, keeps me up at night at times, you name it.

  11. I have to stay away from people like that. Abortion is the one issue that I believe could radicalize me. It sickens me, keeps me up at night at times, you name it.

    Don’t go to the site then – they’re beyond awful. But, if curiosity gets the best of you and since I now feel required after piquing the curious:

    http://www.margaretandhelen.wordpress.com

    I’m warning you – these aren’t political hacks. These are Planned Parenthood accomplices and outright liars.

  12. Something else Rabbit. We’ve gone round and round here at R.L. about Jared Loughner and how evil he was – but it is obvious the guy is mentally ill; that’s not excusing the crime. He deserves a lifetime punishment.

    But have you ever noticed libs will call Sarah Palin evil, make accusation this led to Jared Loughner’s evil intent, but fail to make mention of this madman – and this one is perfectly sane in his doings.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41179190/ns/health/

    That’s how dishonest and duplicitous these morally bankrupt political hacks/cowards are. I don’t really put Rutherford in this category because I wouldn’t have stayed here this long – but those dysfunctional skanks at the site I directed you too? You betcha.

    This is the kind of crime they lend approval and monetary support to, while screaming “get your hands out of uterus!”. Their frickin legalized butchers.

  13. Holy crap. That site is beyond vile. People fantasizing about winning the lotto and paying for abortions.

    Meribeth simply expresses concerns that the seriousness of abortion was lost and they respond by telling her to suck a dick.

    I sometimes forget the nature of the pro-life movement. I wrongly assume they are people like Rutherford. He puts his head in the sand and pretends that almost all abortion are not out of convenience. He admits abortion is sad and then claims the woman’s right to choose trumps the life of the baby.

    But these people celebrate the genocide!

    If I was single with nothing to lose, I could see myself joining some pro-life activist group. I could never kill a doctor, but I would be game for just about anything else.

  14. Rutherford, I have no clue what you are talking about. I was never on the live chat.

    Rabbit, cute.

    Well if I actually take your comment seriously for about five seconds, then someone was impersonating you since “Dead Rabbit” did show up at the live blog last night …. made a reference that could only apply to Poolman …. and wished my wife good health (thank you btw). So either it was you or someone else on this board as people off this board don’t know about Poolman’s Simpsons theories and don’t know about my wife’s recent issues and don’t go around calling themselves Dead Rabbit.

    Like my hero George W, Bush says, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me, can’t get fooled again.” 🙂

  15. I swear it wasn’t me “R”. I was watching the Kansas Colorado basketball game. I didn’t even listen to the President Hope for Change and his million points of trite speech until well after 10:00 CST.

  16. Tex, you’re so right. That place in Philly is a Nazi death camp. Full blown baby death factory. Obama should be giving speeches on it. It should be plastered on every news paper, every cable news show. Can you imagine the pain that has gone on there? Premature babies being murdered, one after another.

    Rutherford, where is your blog on this?

    Fucked up world.

  17. Tex, I took a gander at Helen’s blog to see what all the fuss was about. Yikes.

    First, I assume you were “Jackson” and “Jackson Texas” you sly devil. The argument about the etymology of fetus gave it away.

    I saw Poolman’s comment but I could not find one from Meribeth. Did it get scrubbed or did I just miss it? (I used the browser “find” to find it and got squat.)

    As to the actual content, here is the problem and I say this at risk of being criticized by someone here, I just don’t know who. No one who is pro-choice should adopt the tone that the article on Helen’s blog adopted. The article was full of anger and snideness. It took Noah’s blessed event and cast it in all sorts of disgusting hypotheticals.

    The truth is, while I find Rick Perry to be a horse’s ass, I’m not sure if it is such a bad idea for women to see what they are aborting before they pull the “trigger”. I do believe that abortion should always be a last resort decision and every step within reason should be taken to discourage the act, again unless the mother’s life is at stake. (I don’t buy the deformed baby argument … every baby deserves a shot at life.)

    As I’ve said before, I have a fundamental problem with man’s dominion over the woman. The government denying a woman an abortion seems to me the ultimate subjugation of the woman. I would prefer if the matter was handled by societal outrage and rebuke rather than legal action.

    But I understand why Rabbit can’t sleep at night. I really do. You cannot think about this from the perspective of the developing baby and be casual about it … or caustic about it.

    Helen’s blog was insensitive and nasty in this instance. And those who blindly said “bravo” without thinking about Noah’s feelings or without understanding this is a VERY grey issue, should be ashamed of themselves.

  18. LOL my visit to Helen’s made me feel like the kid who stole some candy encountering Jeffrey Dahmer. There’s evil and then there’s evil.

    I usually take a bath at night, but tonight I think I really need one.

    P.S. For the record gentlemen (and occasional gentlelady) I am not familiar with rabid pro-choicers. I don’t know their tactics or argument style. If Helen’s two latest articles are typical of this, then I understand better now why you get enraged by them. I have my problems with “pro-life” but I ain’t Helen.

  19. Jackson, Jack, jughead…whatever name you go by, it is still the same dribble. I’d recognize it anywhere. If you actually read and comprehended what you read, you might see that the post from Helen directed at Noah was based on his comment from the day before. I have debated Noah enough to know he isn’t what he says he is. He actually started as Dennis close to a year ago, and after he left with his tail between his legs, returned as Noah. Like you Tex, he doesn’t read and comprehend well and only selectively pulls things from comments and posts and blindly slays those very windmills.

    BTW, nice of you to post part of my post, taking it out of context like you usually do. Here it is in context. (I corrected typos for the grammer/spell checker fairy in you.)

    Perry must be invested in the sonogram industry. Much like Chertoff and the airport scanners. I am just grateful abortions [are] declining an[n]ually. That until the economy tanked. Now economics is driving some of these. Too bad the GOP doesn’t have any real solutions. It is more their style to usurp the rights of women.

    As a pro-life believer, I feel they should concentrate their efforts on ramping down the war industry. That by far does more damage to the living than the abortion industry. Education and birth control vs. ignorance and abstinence.

    Both my daughters and even my wife have benefitted from women’s gynecological checkups and birth control prescriptions obtained through PP over the years. They provide a much needed service for many that cannot afford going to a doctor’s office or lack insurance. None of it is free, but the cost is greatly reduced. They are supported by donations in addition to tax dollars.

    You wrongly paint them as strictly abortion enablers. I’m glad you are siding with Perry and are willing to support sonograms for all folks wanting or needing an abortion. I wonder where you envision the funds for that coming from. I’m sure in fairness you would support also keeping a paternal record for those same potential offspring. That way it would be a shared responsibility, much like the sex act itself was (hopefully).

  20. Rutherford, I am very glad you said this:

    P.S. For the record gentlemen (and occasional gentlelady) I am not familiar with rabid pro-choicers. I don’t know their tactics or argument style. If Helen’s two latest articles are typical of this, then I understand better now why you get enraged by them. I have my problems with “pro-life” but I ain’t Helen.

    And I think why many of were so taken back by your reaction during the Giffords/Loughner ordeal. You were reacting like these idiots. To me, that awfulness two weeks ago was somewhat out of character for you, though I’m now a little suspicious because you appear to play both sides of the fence – like Obama’s “religious” beliefs for political expediency.

    Nonetheless, now maybe you are aware of why men and women like Rabbit, BIC and myself, perhaps MeriBeth are so “rabid” in our return volleys and our adamancy about this issue. What you read tonight at Fat Granny’s blog is who is really running the abortion show in America. That is the your Planned Parenthood supporter, the worker – it’s donors. I’ve met these people and they drip with damnation. You can feel their wickedness – it was like being in the presence of demons. I kid you not. I’m not some nut – these are butchers.

    Abortion is not an issue of religious or secular. It’s an issue of rights to exist and the pursuit thereof.

    These people you read tonight are accomplices to legalized murder,always behind closed doors. They’re terrified of what 4D sonograms expose – for many, it’s their livelihood. And that is who my real debate is with – not you.

    P.S. – I keep having to use different names to get most comments through their ban. I wasn’t actually playing games, but rotating “frequencies” to get around their censoring. Not only are they wicked – they’re gutless.

    And when the dumbasses at Fat Grannies finally figure how to screen me, I have access to other IPs. A real bastard, aren’t I? 🙂

  21. Gawd Poolman, you’re so dumb, you don’t even have the context right.

    I didn’t quote you about anything prick, and I didn’t take anything out of context either dumbass. Where have I quoted you on this board? Show me…And I challenge anyone here who doubts me to read Helen’s post and your comment and judge for themselves. Burned with your own words. Read it and remember….

    Bravo! Go Helen!
    God bless you and Margaret.
    Good to see you so on fire and passionate.
    I enjoyed this one much. Really. I mean it. 😀

    You are Helen Philpot with a penis. Behind the facade, you’re a nasty bastard and a perfect fit for the rest of those butchers.

    And you can kiss my ass if you think you’re going to somehow threaten me in to shutting my mouth with your idle threats.

  22. One other thing Poolman before I depart for the evening.

    You wrongly paint them as strictly abortion enablers.

    Here’s their record – it’s public. For every one adoption obtained by PP, there are eighty (80) abortions provided by PP.

    I’m glad you are siding with Perry and are willing to support sonograms for all folks wanting or needing an abortion.
    I wonder where you envision the funds for that coming from.

    You want to know where they get money for one Poolman? Guys like me. We pay for them – just like I did for mend crisis pregnancy centers, alternatives to your butcher friends at Fat Grannies. $1,500 out of my pocket, and that makes but a small dent in the cost of the machine. That’s how they’re paid for. As far as the birth control – the American taxpayer foots the bill for you. That’s all of us.

    I’m sure in fairness you would support also keeping a paternal record for those same potential offspring. That way it would be a shared responsibility, much like the sex act itself was (hopefully).

    Do you forget you’re talking to a father with two college age daughters? Do you have any idea what kind of hell would reign if someone impregnated one of my daughters, then decided to walk away without responsibility. Surely, you know my nature by now.

  23. I didn’t quote you about anything prick, and I didn’t take anything out of context either dumbass. Where have I quoted you on this board? Show me…And I challenge anyone here who doubts me to read Helen’s post and your comment and judge for themselves.

    Try 186 on the last thread, short term. 🙄

    And the cut and paste of mine you post in 34 is in response to her post to chastising “Noah”, one who shares your overall denseness.

    If you want to play a cut and paste game from other blogs we could really show off your pure character.

    :mrgreen:

  24. “For the record gentlemen (and occasional gentlelady) I am not familiar with rabid pro-choicers. I don’t know their tactics or argument style. If Helen’s two latest articles are typical of this, then I understand better now why you get enraged by them. I have my problems with “pro-life” but I ain’t Helen.”

    As a fan of mixed metaphors, Rutherford you are ane enigma wrapped in a puzzle. You must have a duel personality. Tex said it first, appear to play both sides of the fence. Anyone here reading what you wrote about the Tucson shooting has got to be scratching their heads. You were swept up in that putrid lefitist shit tewo weeks ago, and seem to be somewhat repulsaed by it (at leat for the moment).

    No. they’re not the same subject. It’s the compassion and objectivity that is on and off like a light switch you that is so odd. While I think alot has to do with the fact that you’re too plugged into MSNBC and think more critically when you depart from its narratives, that vile shit at the blog Tex (unfortunately) directed us to is not so unusual in its tenor and content when it comes from the left. And not just abortion. I’ll wager those two old skanks were wagging their hate-filled, self-righteous fingers after Tucson shooting — just like you. Hate Palin all you want, It’s a putrid noise Rutherford.

  25. My mistake – that should have said this thread; not board. Mea culpa. Because I’m going to make it a habit of demonstrating just how disingenuous you really are Poolman, and how apparently you celebrate abortion.

    And by all means, do copy me from your love’s site Poolman. It will save me the time.

    Now, to address your dishonesty about the post at hand, this Noah, who reads like a kid, is a secondary issue to the real message. Let’s review, shall we about what you are referring to?

    I find it odd because I know that Rick Perry, the Governor of my state, is really upset about how big government has gotten. Evidently it’s not big enough, however, because ‘ole Ricky seems to think its small enough to crawl up my vagina with a sonogram machine and a recorder so that Ricky can tell me how to think based on what God whispers in his ear when no one else is around. To be truthful, it could just be something he picked up in church. I’m not sure. It might have happened at his office. It’s really hard to tell the difference between his office and his church these days.

    In reference to…

    Governor, please take your big hair to church as often as you like. Get down on your knees and pray to your God everyday. Join the choir and sing his praises until the cows come home. Get it all out of your system so that when you walk into that Capitol building you are a little less inclined to blur the line between religion and politics and force your narrow-minded, black and white version of right and wrong on millions of people who just maybe – maybe – don’t agree with you and your backward ass group of right-wing zealots.

    2,700,000 Texans voted for you. 2,100,000 Texans voted for the other guy. So many important problems to be solved and you decide to divide us even deeper.

    Jackass.

    Tomorrow I will make a donation to Planned Parenthood. I mean it. Really.

    Wonderful people you hang with Caiaphus. I’m just wondering how long it will take you to knock of your gig of false piety here…and simply admit you’re one of them.

    Jackass.

  26. James, I recall that Bill Ayers intentionally made sure no humans were going to be harmed by his actions. Buildings were empty and timing was during off hours. That doesn’t justify his actions or intentions, but it does give him a little higher moral standard than a McCain, McNamara, or a McChrystal. And he was antiwar. Antiwar beats warmonger hands down. ~ Poolman, Fat Grannies

  27. Tex, you do need to choose your quotes carefully when it comes to condemning Poolman. That last one regarding Bill Ayers is worth consideration. If we oppose the war machine, then Bill Ayers form of non-lethal protest does win out over formal warfare where innocent civilian deaths are dismissed as collateral damage.

    If you’re gonna look for a guilty verdict against Poolman, you’ve got to do better than #39.

  28. Normally I disdain Tex’s derisive nicknames for things but I have to admit “Fat Grannies” is starting to win me over. It has a lot more flair than “Margaret and Helen”. In fact, I don’t know why they don’t adopt it. 🙂

  29. Tigre, I wish I could help you reconcile what you view as the contradictions in my nature. This won’t help you much, but I did have compassion for the little girl killed in Tucson and for the other dead and for Gabby Giffords. Now I know I’m about to leave you in the dust with this next comment but …

    It is Sarah Palin’s very lack of compassion that rubs my nerves raw. I view her as mean, hateful and not smart enough to justify her attitude. If she were Snookie from Jersey Shore, I wouldn’t give a damn. But many of the folks with whom you sympathize want her to be our next President of the United States. That I cannot accept.

    So where you see inconsistency, I see none at all. You view my attitude toward Palin as purely partisan. It’s not partisan … it’s personal!

  30. Surprised by candor one evening…return to Palin caused Loughner the next. And that is exactly why I added the reference of Obama expediency analogy as part of that response last night – you’re at best a conflicted mix bag Rutherford. Tigre realizes it; I suspected it as long as two years ago.

    This is not a compliment Rutherford – you don’t seem to be a terribly trustworthy man.

    Maybe you need a reminder of who you and Poolman defend…

    Excerpt from FBI Informant Larry Grathwohl’s testimony concerning Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground….

    In an interview from the 1982 documentary No Place To Hide that recently surfaced, Grathwohl discussed what the Weathermen intended to do after overthrowing the U.S. government, including what they would do with those Americans who refused to embrace communism.

    I asked, “Well what is going to happen to those people we can’t reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?” And the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated.

    And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.

    And when I say “eliminate,” I mean “kill.”

    Twenty-five million people.

    I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people.

    And they were dead serious.

    What you defend is every bit as sick as what you condemned last night.

    Poolman is a simple and confused migrant to the Valley of the Sun…incapable of sound judgment in formulating opinion concerning complex matters. What’s your excuse?

    One honestly wonders, if you had been physically capable, you might not have been a disciple of Bernardine Dohrn or Huey Newton.

  31. I had to chuckle…

    we oppose the war machine

    You oppose and consistently denigrate the legitimate war machine. You cheer lead the anarchist’s war machine.

    That makes you a lot closer to Jared Loughner than Sarah Palin. In your book, that’s a good thing.

  32. What do you guys think of this for the 2012 Obama Democratic Campaign Slogan?

    “Borrowing a trillion is compassionate, cutting a billion is heartless.”

  33. One of my friends at “fat Grannies'” shared this on another blog I frequent. Thought I would share here…

    Here is a little bit of humor to hopefully brighten your morning.
    Political Science for Dummies

    DEMOCRATIC
    You have two cows. Your neighbor has none.
    You feel guilty for being successful.
    Barbara Streisand sings for you.

    REPUBLICAN
    You have two cows.
    Your neighbor has none.
    So?

    SOCIALIST
    You have two cows.
    The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
    You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.

    COMMUNIST
    You have two cows.
    The government seizes both and provides you with milk.
    You wait in line for hours to get it.
    It is expensive and sour.

    CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE
    You have two cows.
    You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.

    BUREAUCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE
    You have two cows.
    Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one,
    milk the other, and then pours the milk down the drain.

    AMERICAN CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one.
    You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead.
    You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses.
    Your stock goes up.

    FRENCH CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You go on strike because you want three cows.
    You go to lunch and drink wine.
    Life is good.

    JAPANESE CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
    They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.
    Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

    GERMAN CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour.
    Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.

    ITALIAN CORPORATION
    You have two cows but you don’t know where they are.
    While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman.
    You break for lunch.
    Life is good.

    RUSSIAN CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You have some vodka.
    You count them and learn you have five cows.
    You have some more vodka.
    You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
    The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.

    TALIBAN CORPORATION
    You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two.
    You don’t milk them because you cannot touch any creature’s private parts.
    You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production but use the money to buy weapons.

    IRAQI CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    They go into hiding.
    They send radio tapes of their mooing.

    POLISH CORPORATION
    You have two bulls.
    Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them.

    BELGIAN CORPORATION
    You have one cow.
    The cow is schizophrenic.
    Sometimes the cow thinks he’s French, other times he’s Flemish.
    The Flemish cow won’t share with the French cow.
    The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow’s milk.
    The cow asks permission to be cut in half.
    The cow dies happy.

    FLORIDA CORPORATION
    You have a black cow and a brown cow.
    Everyone votes for the best looking one.
    Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.
    Some people vote for both.
    Some people vote for neither.
    Some people can’t figure out how to vote at all.
    Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.

    CALIFORNIA CORPORATION
    You have millions of cows.
    They make real California cheese.
    Only five speak English.
    Most are illegals.
    Arnold likes the ones with the big udders.

  34. Let’s rehash old history. Remember when the Dimocrats in 2008 explained that Bush was an embarrassment, that Obama would restore world order, stabilize the economy, repair America’s good name? As recently as two weeks ago, weak men like Graychin were posting Obama is creating more jobs than during the Bush Era.

    So who are you going to believe? Graychin, or the man that correctly predicted the 1987 crash, the 2000 tech bubble, the 2008 real estate bubble, and the respective financial crisis?

    Hey Rutherford? Where’s the beef?

  35. “SOCIALIST
    You have two cows.
    The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
    You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.”

    That’s not socialism, Poolman, it is patriotism.

    Joe Biden said so….

  36. Thank you Poolman. In a roundabout way, you just did me the biggest of blog favors – one I couldn’t do myself. I could pet your pointed head like the dog you are. Can you roll over too? 🙂

    You’ll understand soon.

  37. Thank you Poolman. In a roundabout way, you just did me the biggest of blog favors – one I couldn’t do myself.

    You’re welcome. I figured you wanted to verbally slay the liberal enemies of the world. I like to play fair. This ought to help occupy your coming days and probably many nights, too.

    Regarding the pointed head, my wife just gave me a “high and tight”. I guess it does have a bit of a point to it. Watch out while petting though. The teeth are sharp and reflexes honed. 😉

  38. Watch out while petting though. The teeth are sharp and reflexes honed.

    I’m sure to “your wife” they are. 🙂

    Now let’s see if the gutless abortionist skanks and blowhards you prefer to dialogue with can follow suit.

    Time for a few of them to leave their echo chamber of comfort.

    I say they don’t have the guts to do so.

  39. Poolman,

    If you can get enough of the Fat Granny crowd over here, I might even bring out the cavalry.

    I’ve been holding off for a few years for the right opportunity and the right crowd. I can only play it once, but once is enough.

    Shoot, Rutherford may hit the highest WordPress readership on the net. They’ll be begging him to ease the traffic. 🙂

  40. BTW Tex, the only reason I brought up Palin was that Tigre found my AZ reaction inconsistent with my Fat Grannies reaction.

    As for Ayers, I was commenting on Poolman’s statement on its own merits. I am neither a fan nor foe of Ayers. I lack your deep expertise on the man. 😉

  41. R, I rest my case on the SOTU address…

    Keeping It Simple: Obama Records 2nd Lowest Flesch-Kincaid SOTU Grade Level Score Since FDR

    Last year, Smart Politics calculated that Obama’s debut State of the Union Address tallied one of the lowest Flesch-Kincaid scores in modern political history, by constructing his speech with sentences that were approximately 20 percent shorter in length than the nearly 70 oral addresses given since Franklin Roosevelt.

    The Flesch-Kincaid test is designed to assess the readability level of written text, with a formula that translates the score to a U.S. grade level. Longer sentences and sentences utilizing words with more syllables produce higher scores. Shorter sentences and sentences incorporating more monosyllabic words yield lower scores.

    But Tuesday evening’s address beat even that.

    A Smart Politics analysis of 69 orally delivered State of the Union Addresses since the mid-1930s finds the text of Obama’s speech to have notched the second lowest score on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test recorded by a U.S. President.

    Obama’s speech had a Flesch-Kincaid grade level score of just 8.1 – which is a half a grade lower than the 8.8 he tallied in 2010…

    …President Obama now has the lowest average Flesch-Kincaid score for State of the Union addresses of any modern president – with his 8.5 grade level falling just below the 8.6 score recorded by George H.W. Bush during his presidency.

    By contrast – the speeches delivered by two of the most popular presidents in Republican circles in recent generations – Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush – recorded average scores of 10.3 and 10.4 respectively – nearly two full grade levels higher than Obama.

  42. G, and your point is? One minute you get pissy about the President being elitist and in the next you razz him for delivering a simple speech that could be understood at a low grade level.

    Are you aware that the average blogger is advised to write his stuff at a lower grade level primarily because the average reader is a dumbass?

  43. Are you aware that the average blogger is advised to write his stuff at a lower grade level primarily because the average reader is a dumbass?

    Is it because we’ve had more libs visiting the blog recently that you’ve dumb downed your posts? 🙂

    Wait until I get some of the depressed and neurotic harpies from Fat Grannies crowd over here – they speak in tongues, babble and spit, and you’ll need a lot of as, be, is, are, was, were, been in your sentences. Shorten liberal to lib and progressive to prog, Republican to Repug, Rethug and Reich, throw is some red meat like Palin and Shrub, and anything with three syllables hyphenate.

    Think Yeller Dawg when writing, and you’re in like Flint!

    BIC is going to shit a brick when gets a gander of these hideous shrews. He’ll probably disown me.

  44. OK Tex …. I found Poolman’s link to my blog over at Grannies. I posted the following comment for the record:

    Since Poolman has taken the liberty of linking to my blog, I wanted to state for the record a paraphrase of my response to Tex over at my blog.

    I find what I perceive to be anger at the “pro-life” community to be the wrong tact to take. Let’s be honest. We are all pro-life. If we are not, then we are sadists. For me the only question on the table is when does the government’s interest in protecting a growing human life morph into oppression of women? That is why I could NEVER support making abortion illegal.

    With that said, we should not proudly hold our head in the air and make abortion some honor badge of feminism which is what I think I see going on here. No matter how you cut it, abortion involves snuffing out a growing life, that without intervention, would be a live human baby. This decision should never be taken lightly. Jokes about Lotto winnings going toward funding abortions are in bad taste to say the least. Women, particularly naive women, should be given every encouragement to carry a baby to term in non-life-threatening circumstances, and then raise the child or place it for adoption. If that means that they are shown sonograms of their growing fetus to ensure they understand the gravity of their decision, I don’t think that is such a bad idea.

    Again, let me make myself clear. I don’t like the idea of a bunch of people with penises who have never carried a baby to term and never will, legislating a woman’s medical choices. But in our zeal to protect women’s rights we should not lose sight of the serious decision we make when we opt for abortion. Women who make this choice casually or simply to earn their feminist bona fides, deserve the disdain of our society.

  45. “BTW Tex, the only reason I brought up Palin was that Tigre found my AZ reaction inconsistent with my Fat Grannies reaction.”

    Consistently inconsistent.

  46. Pretty timid for you “R” and pretty fair. I figured you would have run over and used my name in vain. 🙂

    But Tigre is right. Consistently inconsistent. You can’t make this kind of a statement as justification…

    I don’t like the idea of a bunch of people with penises who have never carried a baby to term and never will, legislating a woman’s medical choices.

    …and hold the offending penis (no pun intended) financially culpable for the next 18 years.

    Suppose I said to these women who tell me to keep my hands out of their uterus (I’d as soon stick my hands up a horse’s ass) , “Men fight wars. Because men will be fighting the wars, women will have no say so in who, when and how we fight that war.”

    What do you think mothers around America might think of my compromise?

  47. Speaking of inconsistent, I find statements like this far more offensive than almost anything Rutherford’ posts:

    Again I ask, does anyone feel that someone should be defending the rights of the unborn child?

    What rights are those? ~ Poolman

    ———

    I’m curious Poolman. This verse from that book you profess to believe – that you profess to hold all hope. And this time straight out of the Gospel Luke so that you are without excuse:

    When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, “the baby” leaped with joy in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

    What rights? You dare ask a question like that and call yourself Christian? Does joy not confer life? Does joy not confer a soul?

    Poolman, while I don’t dislike you like the atheistic, vacuous shrews at Fat Grannies, and you would appear to be the proverbial good, old boy who I would happily drink a beer with as I was raised from the same cloth I would guess, you strike me as possibly the most deluded poster I’ve ever read about life’s one eternal principle.

    I would think you would be ashamed to make a statement that vile.

  48. R, my criticism was that it didn’t come across as something he believes. And for most of us, there is little- if any- truth behind his words.

    My last post was mostly targeted towards the constant meme we hear of how smart Obama is. Frankly, I don’t believe he is very smart and considering his many other failing qualities, if the truth got out about how smart he isn’t, well, that would go a long ways in clearing the fog the left constantly generates around him.

    BTW, I answered your question at my place, and asked a couple of you, though I’m not sure you’re up to answering them…

  49. What rights? You dare ask a question like that and call yourself Christian?

    It was a legitimate question. I wanted clarification. Are we talking human rights? American citizen rights? An unquestioned right to life? God’s ordained rights?

    Who is the giver of life? If you say God, then from Job…

    In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

    The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

    Was he still Job while he was in his mother’s womb? Certainly. That breath, however, seems quite essential to life. That is the same with John the Baptist. The “baby lept” doesn’t have any bearing on anything. He was John even before he was conceived. The angel revealed that to Elizabeth BEORE she became pregnant. “Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John.”

    Isaiah 42 claims…

    This is what God the LORD says– he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:

  50. My wife may have lost her eye using one of those stupid exercise rubber bands. She’s downtown with eye surgeon. Came home to a fire truck in my drive way and two firemen watching the baby.

    I can’t even get to the ER becuase the baby has a 103 temp.

    Blood everywhere.

    This sucks so bad.

  51. Dang Rabbit, I am sorry. Blood doesn’t necessarily mean irreparable damage, though. In fact the eye bleeds quite easily, as the vessels so superficial. That’s why we so frequently have “blood” shot eyes.

    I’d be more worried about a scratched cornea. Don’t buy trouble, and take care of your baby. They can do amazing things now with the eye.

  52. Okay Poolman,

    You’ve said all the right things, including loosely referencing Jeremiah 1:5. You’re absolutely right in that regard. I used the reference to John the Baptist as physical proof that even unborn children have joy – they are wholly person.

    So if you can understand all that, how can you possibly ask “what rights?” The same rights every one of us have!

    Why do you do those things, ask those things? You lead those demonic imbeciles at Fat Grannies to think you’re one of them, when you’re better than that.

    You are a enigma Poolman.

  53. OMG, Rabbit! That sucks big time. I hate those exertubes! I am sending healing prayers in your wife’s direction. I’m asking for prayer for your little one, too. May the Holy Spirit send ministering angels to their aid asap, I pray. Godspeed!

  54. “Egypt is completely cut off the internet. Amid widespread rioting, and right on the heels of a video of a man shot down in the street, the entire nation of Egypt appears to be cut off the Internet. Entirely. You cannot even ping the US Embassy there, as of about an hour ago.”

    Scary stuff here…

  55. This cut off from the Internet is proof positive of the power found therein. If I’m not mistaken much of the tumult in Tunisia was learned via Twitter. No doubt the same was true of Egypt.

    One good thing, ‘puter nerds are industrious. The boys in Cairo can do their damnedest but someone will find a way to break through.

    From the bombing in Moscow to Tunisia to Egypt, we are reminded that the world is in constant unrest. Tex put it well …. scary.

  56. Rabbit, I speak from recent experience when I say there is little more stressful than having a sick wife when you also have a child to worry about. Take it all a minute at a time and keep your wits about you … and don’t be afraid to reach out to those you can trust nearby to help you out until things get under control.

    We’re all wishing for the best possible outcome.

  57. You know “R”. Speaking of Egypt, I was thinking about purchasing a ham radio, just in case. I have always found that technology fascinating and it wouldn’t hurt, just in case.

    Our dependence on technology and electricity concerns me. If someone ever pulled the plug, it won’t be long before this wonderful country of ours comes to a screeching halt. And while the internet is wonderful and powerful, it’s also very susceptible to outage.

  58. “Egypt is completely cut off the internet. Amid widespread rioting, and right on the heels of a video of a man shot down in the street, the entire nation of Egypt appears to be cut off the Internet. Entirely. You cannot even ping the US Embassy there, as of about an hour ago.”

    Unfortunately, it’s gonna get a lot worse. There won’t be any Tunisian moments in Egypt. Hosni don’t play dat.

    Rabbit, best wishes for the family.

  59. A republican I can agree with, and one that doesn’t just tow the party line. It is interesting how congenial Lawrence O’Donnell can be when an attractive and articulate woman is the one being interviewed.

    I wish she was in the Senate instead of her dad. How can they be so different?

  60. I knew who the Republican had to be before I clicked the link. How typical. 😆 She doesn’t tow the line because she’s a Republican in Name Only.

    Megan McCain – a women of absolutely zero use, unknown purpose, would be a complete reject without her father’s last name, and the poor man’s Ron Reagan Jr.

  61. Poolman, I am with you 100% on Meghan McCain. The only explanation for how she could be John McCain’s girl is that he simply didn’t participate in any of the child rearing.

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