Re-Imagining Reagan and the End of Palin (We Can Only Hope)

The Myth of Reagan

Sometimes the legend is way more powerful than the man behind it. The hero of conservatism is Ronald Reagan, President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Every cockeyed idea coming out of the GOP lately supposedly has Reagan’s mark of approval all over it. That’s why it was refreshing to see ThinkProgress remind us that Reagan was just as guilty of “class warfare” as our current president.

In fact, not only did Reagan condemn under-taxation of the rich, he actually raised taxes several times during his administration (albeit after cutting them massively at the beginning). The truth is that the Ronald Reagan of the 80’s could not get nominated by today’s GOP. The fact that they re-imagine Reagan to justify their current policies is completely consistent with a party that lives in an alternate reality.

Now Can She Please Just Go Away?

After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States.

via Sarah Palin Will Not Run for President – ABC News.

You have to hand it to Sarah Palin. Unlike Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry, at least Sarah listens to God. You see, God is the ultimate political strategist and there is no way He advised Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann to run for President. At least Sarah took the Almighty’s advice. Now the question remains what lies ahead? In an interview with Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, Sarah discussed and dismissed the possibility that she might be politically dead with this decision. I think she should think again. Now that the long tease is over, Palin is irrelevant. The only reason there was to tolerate her word salad foolishness was the possibility she might make headlines with a Presidential run. With that possibility gone, Sarah is now a truly powerless ditz.

If you need proof, just look at the interview with Van Susteren. Greta started the interview not by discussing Sarah’s decision but by asking her what she thought of Apple genius Steve Jobs’ untimely death. In effect, Greta was saying, “before we talk about the end of your footnote to history, let’s discuss some consequential news.”

While I hope Ms. Palin simply returns to Alaska to be with her family, it doesn’t really matter. Regardless of how much we see her on Fox News, ultimately she will end up being nothing more than the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

Photo credit: Ronald Reagan via Wikipedia

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234 thoughts on “Re-Imagining Reagan and the End of Palin (We Can Only Hope)

  1. Since when is the GOP not in favor of closing tax loopholes?

    Are you saying that Obama’s and Reagan’s positions on personal income and capital gains taxes are the same?

  2. Oh, then they must have parallel corporate tax rates, right?

    Yep. Obama and Reagan were the same when it came to taxes and class warfare. 🙄

  3. Palin is not going to fade away, Rutherford. Sorry. This is probably one of the smartest moves she has made. This will help solidify her myth and she can remain a rouge force that can be used at pivotal moments in this political performance. The bennies for her alone are golden.

    Reagan was a damn good actor and an all around likable guy. He wasn’t an idea man, rather a great pitch man. It was the Gipper that gave star wars the green light. He always managed to come off sincere and fatherly. Nancy and Bush were probably way more in control of the agenda.

    Oh wait. You guys think these presidents actually call the shots. Like Obama is just this huge liar than didn’t keep any of his promises because it was never his intent. He’s leading the endless wars and behind perpetuating the suspension of our constitutional rights. You conservatives even cheer him on for showing he has balls to blow folks away, as if that is some sort of high achievement for humankind.

    But then you bust his balls for not being able to create jobs or fix the economy or fix anything for that matter. The problem is that the “fix” is already in. Those “in” don’t want any change. They are making a killing, all the while enabling this beast to devour us.

  4. I swear. I think Rutherford must have graduated from the Paul Krugman school of economics and memory learning.

    Hey idiot? Do you know what the highest individual income tax rate was when Reagan left office? Obviously not.

    Try 28%.

    Let’s consider Mr. Reagan, the same Reagan that liberals like Rutherford called STUPID in 1980 and now try to use him as comparison to Obama. Like comparing Mother Theresa to O.J.

    The pillars of Reaganomics:

    Reduce Growth of Government spending.
    Reduce Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
    Reduce Government regulation.
    Control the money supply to reduce inflation.

    In addition, Reagan lowered the windfall profit tax and then stopped it completely before leaving office. Want me to go on?

    Reagan also believe in peace through strength, strong defense, appointed Conservative Constitutional SCOTUS, and loved America.

    All of that is completely contrary to the Dimocratic Party – but not the Tea Party.

    You want to point out to me how any of this doesn’t jive with Tea Party intentions now dipshit?

    You’re so full of crap anymore Rutherford, I confuse you with The Teat Party.

  5. You can’t criticize Obama and Reagan; they are the same, Tex. 🙄 So, Rutherford is embracing Reaganomics now??

    oh, I see — he’s justifying class warfare based on false analogies — but of course there is no class warfare so. . . jagermeister please. 🙄

    Reagan — The Great Champion of Tax (rate?) Increases! 😆

  6. You know Obama is a massive failure when even Libs are turning to Reagan for example and making comparison. 😈 That’s the only good thing about getting old, besides being alive. You can’t be baffled with bullshit when you were living it. Ronald Reagan was labeled as inane, senile, lazy, disconnected, and every other pejorative Lefties could drizzle out.

    What’s next on the menu? Bill Clinton will be remembered as good husband?

    Couldn’t get elected. Are you kidding me? Damn, we are actively searching for anyone like Reagan, “R” – and right now, there doesn’t appear to be one. Rubio might get there one day.

    Like BIC, I have had a damn good time today kicking OWS in the ass. They’re easier to crank up than Pfesser and not nearly as capable with a nasty retort in return. You could actually smell smoke and hear asses chaffing.

    P.S. – Sarah Palin is right where she needs to be now. Taking shots at Obama’s graying bowl head. And no matter how many of these godless fools hate the woman, there is one thing Sarah Palin apparently does better than anybody else.

    Light fires. Libs go apoplectic. Spittle flies out of their mouths.

    This election is setting up beautifully. If we can nominate the right candidate for Pres., we can put Obama on the spit and start the slow burn.

    But Republicans have a bad habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

  7. It’s such a pleasure to watch you boys twist and turn over simple truths. The GOP meme is that the rich bear too much of the tax burden. The GOP is perfectly happy with a CEO paying a smaller percentage of his income than his secretary. Yet, they tout Reagan as their hero and accuse Obama of class warfare.

    Well the simple truth is that any President with a shred of populism isn’t going to advocate such concentration of wealth at the top 1%. Reagan knew a winning argument when he saw one and anyone with half a brain knows that if we agree as a nation to pay taxes, then everyone, including the rich, should pay their fair share.

    By the way, correct my recall of history but I think Reagan and Tip O’Neil worked together … more than just “a golf game between Hitler and Netanyahu”.

  8. You thinking Harry Reid is Tip O’Neill is analogous to you thinking Obama is Ronald Reagan? 😆 Kind of like Hillary Rotten is Barbara Bush, hey?

    Here’s your downfall Rutherford. This is who you want us to believe is rich. I’ll use my own daughter as hypothetical.

    Let’s say she comes out in a specialty field and pulls $300K. That’s after 12-13 years of higher education, residency, fellowship. Good money no matter how you shake a stick. But, she has $150K in debt, doesn’t receive her first paycheck until she’s 33, has forgone 10 years of savings while taking on that amount of debt and has had little enjoyment. She has 20 years to recoup her losses and start a family. And you want to tax the hell out of her for her hard work and success?

    Case #2 – Small business owner with eight employees. He makes $500K. But he has assumed a $3M dollar note on the business, will take $100K of his own money out of his pocket to invest back in the business, has a payroll to meet and nine families dependent upon his acumen. You want to punish him too.

    Case #3 – two professional incomes in New York. $250K is not rich.

    This tax on millionaires and billionaires is nothing but a sham. You’re punishing the upper middle class with Obama’s tax “on the rich.” If these assholes are so bleeding heart, why aren’t they allocating more of their own paychecks voluntarily? There aren’t enough millionaires and billionaires to tax. And the smart ones will simply defer their income, or move it elsewhere.

    We won’t even talk about disincentive of achievement.

    Obama’s plan is pretty much malarkey. And it’s insulting to believe you can buffalo anybody with an ounce of sense not to recognize it.

    Why don’t you call Obama’s bluff and tell him to raise the level of income to a million and see the answer you get?

  9. R, what you just said is incoherent.

    So are Obama and Reagan consistent in what constitutes “their fair share” or not?

  10. Rutherford,

    This so-called proposal, is 1/2 of failed stimulus #1 – which ended up being a public scam for Obama cronies, Ivy League Academics, and Solyndra on the backs of all of us. You didn’t even get a reach around while Obama was boning you.

    Why do you think this stimulus is going to work any better than the first one? Why don’t you get your Dimocratic party to support before you get John Boehner to try and support it?

    Obama can’t even get the votes in his own senate. 😆 Those Dim tools in the Senate know this sham. A half trillion dollar boondoggle.

    Why can’t you ever talk about something relevant anymore? Like if Eric Holder should be tried for perjury? Personally, I think the bum should be tried for murder myself. 😈

  11. Rutherford, are you going to joint The Teat Party after I tell you this?

    One-third of the Obama re-election campaign’s record-breaking second-quarter fundraising came from sources associated with the financial sector.

    The man is nothing if not a hypocrite. 😈

  12. Regardless of how much we see her on Fox News, ultimately she will end up being nothing more than the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question.

    $5 says Rutherford will be bitching about her irrelevent self in two months…just like he never stopped after She and the Grumpy Old Guy lost to Hopenchange in 2008.

    I’m surprised R didn’t include the Martin Bashir cut where he talked about the unprecedented crass and vile attacks that she endured from the moment she entered the race until now. Oh, wait. Those people all got a pass while he pretty much directed those remarks to her.

  13. Congratulations D.R! I watched every pitch tonight. Didn’t know there for a minute.

    Double bonus for that snarky, overrated ass Rodriguez whiffing the last out. 🙂

    Love it! But now I got to pull for the Rangers.

  14. Oh man, that was great.

    Everything from here out is just icing on the cake.

    While I will be obviously rooting for my Tigers, I have no hate for the Rangers.

    Thanks for the support, Tex. good luck in the series.

    This was a good, good day

  15. I knew Rutherford would ignore comment 11.

    My brother falls in category 1. He’s not the smartest guy in the world. Busted his ass to become a pharmacist. He also married one (He’s not the dumbest guy in the world). Their student debt is astronomical. I don’t understand why Rutherford thinks its OK to hurt my brother’s family.

    My brother actually said he’d be cool with a tax hike if they would cut government first.

    Cut it first. Then lets talk taxes.

    Kind of hard to do when there are millions of Rutherfords out there carrying water for the bloated, incompetent assholes in government.

    Feed the beast, R.

    By the way, I think its hilarious Rutherford is on the wrong side of this OSW thing.

    This going to get much more embarrassing for him.

    Rutherford, I’m kind of shocked you survived so many years with those corporate back stabbers. You can’t read people for shit. Probably why you rely on MSNBC so much. You have no street smarts.

    I swear I’m not being mean spirited, here. Is there any topic, big or small, when you haven’t been played for a fool?

    From beer summits to Gitmo. From the nature of the Tea Party to nature of a cackling serial killer in Arizona….. you always end up smelling like a big time turd, dude.

    OWS…….lol.

  16. “Why don’t you call Obama’s bluff and tell him to raise the level of income to a million and see the answer you get?” -Tex

    Actually, that’s exactly the change in the jobs bill that Reid is trying to push through right now. Obama was asked about it at his news conference and he said he was cool with it. Wait a second … Obama agrees with Reagan, Obama agrees with … Tex? I think I just saw a lip-stick wearing pig fly by my window. Or was that the four horsemen?

  17. “One-third of the Obama re-election campaign’s record-breaking second-quarter fundraising came from sources associated with the financial sector.” – Tex

    Hey, don’t get down on the guy for being a populist. I mean, money is free speech and “corporations are people, my friend”. He’s just letting the people have their say.:)

  18. Just tell me when to stop R.

    Reagan raised taxes, sure, but not before he cut them tremendously and he worked out the loopholes. His Administration was a net cut, by a whole lot.

    Listen, you and I and pretty much everyone else knows that there is no comparison between Obama and Reagan. None whatsoever. Efforts to say so are incredibly dishonest and disingenuous. Yes, I’m calling you a liar.

  19. “Obama agrees with Reagan.” -Thorazine

    You and Rutherford are such ass-clowns with this MSNBC-sponsored meme.

  20. Oh yeah, this is SOOOOOOO organic and original!

    (TheDC) — A liberal organizer told the Daily Caller on Thursday afternoon that he paid some Hispanics to attend “Occupy DC” protests happening in the nation’s capital.

    TheDC attended the protest event, an expansion of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began in New York City. Some aspects of the protest, it turned out, are more Astroturf than grassroots.
    One group of about ten Hispanic protesters marched behind a Caucasian individual from the DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting rent control in Washington, D.C.

    Asked why they were there, some Hispanic protesters holding up English protest signs could not articulate what their signs said.

  21. Gorilla, stop. Please. Listening to Reagan then reading R and Thorazine try to compare him to Obama is just nauseating.

    Could you imagine Obama (or any of his supporters) speak of informed patriotism and love of country. . . and mean it?

    Me neither.

    I heard more of this shit on MSNBC this morning. It’s the latest WH campaign talking point they’re running up the flag pole. I hope they keep talking about Reagan. The more they compare the more stark the contrast. And the useful idiots run with it.

    2012 can’t come soon enough.

  22. Look, if these morons can compare Dishonest Obe to Honest Abe, they can compare D.O. to anybody. Me, I’m just glad they’ve knocked off Obama’s Sermon from the Mount speeches. Remember when Rutherford used to publish those every Saturday morning? That alone gives me yuck yucks every time I hit this board.

    You guys remember this malignant narcissist and jackass taking the train to Springfield his first day or two in office? 😉

    There are a few things we could compare and contrast about Obe and Lincoln. Lincoln emancipated the slaves and saved the Republic; Obama emancipated the rules and saved ACORN and the corrupt unions.

    See? One and the same.

  23. Congrats on your Tigers, Rabbit. Taking out NYY means I’ll be rooting for them. Fuckin’ Yankees. . .

    If they keep on keepin’ on, maybe R will start comparing the Tigers to Obama. 😆

  24. We’re f**ked. The first step is recognizing where and how much.

    It is absolutely crucial that we acknowledge just how bad things have gotten. Simply getting the right political party into power will not save America. Neither will implementing a new political system or a new economic system. America’s problems are deeper than that. The very core of America is deeply sick, and once we admit that, then perhaps we will start focusing on some real solutions.

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/40-signs-that-america-is-rotting-from-the-inside-out

    Idolizing Reagan is not a solution. Really, it is a diversion, a fantasy – merely a conservative’s wet dream. He was no messiah. Resurrecting him only serves to reinforce a continuing mental pattern of disconnect between who are elected leaders are and who actually runs things.

    But go ahead and worship a dead actor. Too bad Shakespeare wasn’t an American. I’m certain he could give your zombie a run for his mummy money.

  25. “Gorilla, stop. Please. Listening to Reagan then reading R and Thorazine try to compare him to Obama is just nauseating.

    Could you imagine Obama (or any of his supporters) speak of informed patriotism and love of country. . . and mean it?”

    I think R is trying to say that the Republican’ts, all though clearly worshipers of Ronald Reagan, seem to forget some of his policies. For instance, how do you think amnesty for illegal aliens would go over with the crowd at one of these debates. How do you think these folks would react when he introduced his plan to RAISE FICA taxes 25% to pay for SS and Medicare. The fact that some of what RRstood for is now pretty central politically is not an indictment of the 40th President, it’s an affirmation.

    And BTW, patriotism is not a fraternity where you get to choose who’s in and who’s out. Although I’m sure Tex would enjoy the hazing part, particularly if it involved flogging. 🙂

  26. See Thorazine John,

    The problems with this comparison of Reagan vs. Obama are numerous, and that is why we mock it.

    It’s not just that Obama is incompetent, transparently corrupt, and wishes to make America more like failed Europe. It’s also a matter of who Obama is associated and the fact Obama is not a serious man required for serious times. Take for instance this idiocy:

    White House feels pressure on oil pipeline

    http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/6/white-house-feels-pressure-on-oil-pipeline/

    Here is the chance to (1) become possibly hydrocarbon independent of the Sauds; (2) create thousands of high paying jobs.

    Instead, what we get is a mealy-mouthed charlatan and imbecile trying to placate other imbeciles to buy their vote, always in campaign mode for the rubes like you with a soundbite, whose sole purpose is not what would be good for the country, but what increases his chances of getting elected.

    This why businesses loathe Obama, smart people were always suspect of Obama, and why the American public has for the most part rejected Obama.

    He’s clearly a sham and woefully unqualified to be leader of the free world. He should go back to community organizing the racists in Chicago.

    And when dissent is your only form of patriotism, then you’re not patriotic. You’re a whiner, a critic, and a good-for-nothing but the useful idiot of our enemies.

  27. This should piss the Rutherfords of the world off to no end. It points the finger at really is who to blame – and personal responsibility is something completely foreign to libs, progressives, pinkos, and anarchists.

    Wall Street Protestors Have Met the Enemy and It Is They

    That is why the Wall Street protesters are foolish and petulant. American households levered a $6 trillion net inflow of foreign savings during the decade 1998 through 2007 into a bubble that benefited them far more than it did Wall Street. The impact of the bubble on the household balance sheet exceeds the growth in real-estate assets, moreover, because most small business expansion followed the housing bubble.

    For fifteen years we rode a tsunami of foreign capital pouring into American markets. We didn’t save a penny. Why should we? Our home equity was our retirement account. Our smartest kids got MBAs and went to Wall Street derivatives desks. Engineering was for dummies. Home prices rose so fast that local governments swam with tax revenues and hired with abandon. Everybody went to the party. Now everybody has a hangover, especially the bankers. We thought we were geniuses because we won the lottery. Now we actually have to produce and export things, and we have to play catch-up. Our kids are competing with Asian kids who go to cram school and practice the violin in the afternoon.

    http://pajamasmedia.com/spengler/2011/10/06/wall-street-protesters-have-met-the-enemy-and-it-is-they/

  28. Thorazine, Obama is no Reagan. There’s no point to any of it other than to say something satisfying to libs that have lost their messiah. It’s childish. There’s no reasonable comparison on any level no matter how hard the blabbering left tries to create one.

    Go back to watching dumb fucks like R’ friend Crazy Larry if it makes you feel better. 😆 😆

  29. And BTW, patriotism is not a fraternity where you get to choose who’s in and who’s out. Although I’m sure Tex would enjoy the hazing part, particularly if it involved flogging.

    Patriotism is NOT a fraternity? Damn. After all this hazing…

    Tex IS really into that flogging thingie. Laying flesh open with all the screams, blood, and agony, seems to excite his senses, as he has brought it up quite often. His favorite “tingle”. Most times he wants to do it to those he defines as libs, one of his favorite daily “demons”.

    The fact that these fellow humans put out a kilo of carbon dioxide every day, makes him see himself as doing the planet a great service. Some days his breath alone could suffocate the mildest of the meek. If it weren’t for the thistles, the ground around him would be totally bare. He doesn’t cultivate or harvest, preferring rather to snatch fruit and cast his net of entrapment for sport.

    Really I think he needs to air out his brain. Take it out and expose it to some light and oxygen. It’s been forced into so many ruts and dark corners, it’ll take a serious paradigm shift to break up the encephalosclerosis. A total change of diet would likely help. Then we go down the new wine – old wine skins bit, which basically throws it back in the spiritual realm. More succinctly, GIGO.

    But there is ALWAYS hope. I hold to that, despite all the virtual flogging I’ve personally received. My experience has been that God molds some of His best performers from some of the most pitiful of pilgrims. 😀

  30. “And BTW, patriotism is not a fraternity where you get to choose who’s in and who’s out. Although I’m sure Tex would enjoy the hazing part, particularly if it involved flogging.”

    Huh? Okay. So what?

  31. “There’s no reasonable comparison on any level…” -Tigre

    Not so fast. Tigre. They both pee standing up 🙂

    Rutherford, I think I get the point you’re making, but as far as Reagan not getting the nomination today, I’m not sure even you believe that. The right would like him because he’s likeable and that’s what’s missing in the lineup now, and the left would call him a radical right wing nut case just like they did back then. He’d say a lot of the things people want to hear right now, and more importantly they would believe him.

    “I’ve always believed that a lot of the trouble in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other instead of about each other.” – Ronald Reagan

    ~~~

    It’s interesting to me that you reflect on missing the sixties, Rutherford. I’ve always thought that longing drove in part some of the modern versions of protest.

    ~~~

    Now how about this latest stretch of weather here? ~Perfection~

  32. Why don’t you call Obama’s bluff and tell him to raise the level of income to a million and see the answer you get?

    I’ve already said I favor a 1 million dollar threshold if for no other reason than it makes good sense public relations wise. Folks hear “million” and think rich. And yes, Tex your examples are valid. I’ve never called six figures rich.

    P.S. Rabbit … happy now? I answered Tex’s comment.

  33. My lifetime companion and I went to the movies today. Now that the movie theater is a stone’s throw away from the apartment, we’ve decided to see a film per month while the kid is at school.

    Today was The Ides of March starring that awful commie actor George Clooney. Film was good but not great. Essentially a film about the corruption of political idealism.

  34. I think Palin will be relevant as long as she can raise money, and so far, she seems pretty damn good at it.

    Thor you raise an interesting point there. I think it was Jon Stewart the other night who posed the question of how the money in the SarahPAC was used and how it will be used in the future. I believe some of the money was given to her parents under the guise of them helping with the “campaign’. Of course, it turned out to be a non-campaign. I’m curious now that she has bailed how many of her contributors are wondering where their money went or is going.

  35. there is no comparison between Obama and Reagan.

    Frankly I would have preferred to post a video of just Reagan. I didn’t like the way ThinkProgress juxtaposed the two of them.

    The point is way simpler than any comparison of Obama to Reagan. The point is that the right has shifted SO far right that Reagan would no longer be welcome.

  36. “The point is that the right has shifted SO far right that Reagan would no longer be welcome.”

    From the mouth of a commie! 😆

    No. You really don’t get it. That’s just not true. It’s the left’s reaction to the consequences of totally and conspicuously unsustainable policies. Although is demeanor would be more palatable, Reagan’s positions would not be much different.

    What did you think of your boy Crazy Larry’s performance with Cain? 🙄 Look at what the left has become since curtain has been pulled back.

  37. Tigre there is more truth to that Onion article than one might care to admit. I have to wonder if we’ve already seen the best years of Apple now that Jobs is gone.

    It also speaks to a general sense of overwhelming incompetence throughout American society right now. From constant typos in published magazine and newspaper articles to “help desks” that can’t help you worth a f*ck, one really has to wonder if anyone cares about quality anymore.

  38. Some days his breath alone could suffocate the mildest of the meek. If it weren’t for the thistles, the ground around him would be totally bare. He doesn’t cultivate or harvest, preferring rather to snatch fruit and cast his net of entrapment for sport.

    Really I think he needs to air out his brain. Take it out and expose it to some light and oxygen. It’s been forced into so many ruts and dark corners, it’ll take a serious paradigm shift to break up the encephalosclerosis. A total change of diet would likely help. Then we go down the new wine – old wine skins bit, which basically throws it back in the spiritual realm. More succinctly, GIGO.

    😆 That was beautiful, man. 😆 Part prose, part philosopher, part Troofer – like Rainbow sherbert.

    I’ll bet if I could just work up some good, old Jew hating, , some good, old American hating, you would be a lot more understanding. 😉

    But I do have one question. Where did you cut and paste encephalosclerosis? I know you stole that one. 🙂

  39. Poolman,

    You’re right, of course. 😦 Occasionally, a man needs to take a moment to reflect. And I read your suggestions here, and your responses like Shakespeare, and think, “what a great man is Poolman.”

    And I ask God,

    “God. Why is it I can’t see the light like Poolman? Why don’t you appear to me in Simpson cartoons, and give me subliminal messages of my enemies the Jews at Veteran’s Today?

    And behold, a white horse, resembling somewhat like glue nag, appeared. And out of the whirlwind appeared a Fat Granny of noble deed and ginormous mass. On her thigh was written CELLULITE. And Helen spoke and said, “In my rube Poolman, I am well pleased! Listen to HIM!!!”

  40. “How hard is this? What is he waiting for?” wrote Steven J. Spinner, a high-tech consultant and energy investor who raised at least $500 ,000 for the candidate before being appointed to a key job helping oversee the energy loan guarantee program. “I have OVP [the Office of the Vice President] and WH [the White House] breathing down my neck on this.”

    Has MSNBC even reported the story, yet?

    I have spoken with libs that have never even heard about it yet.

    R, do libs think its no big deal? Or is just too embarrassing?

  41. Now how about this latest stretch of weather here? ~Perfection~

    So true, Muffy but very odd just the same. High 70’s low 80’s in October??? I guess I shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

  42. I love Crazy Larry sometimes just to watch the train wreck. I only saw a portion of the Cain interview inquisition and I look forward to finishing it this evening. Cain acquitted himself admirably. Sometimes Larry emerges the victor but just as often he comes off as simply … crazy.

    Makes you long for the days of Olbermann in that time slot heh? 😉

  43. Speaking of Keef … apparently being on Current TV now gives him license to call people “assh*le” as he did to Glenn Beck this week. Nothing like a little profanity to sweeten your progressive message.

    FWIW, KO has let me down. His move to Current has demoted him from energetic spokesman for liberal causes to snarky, bitter and irritating. He was always a bit of a prick but it’s gotten worse, and made it hard to watch. Fortunately I don’t get Current here in Naperville. So I only ever see him on blogs or if I watch the occasional podcast out of desperation.

  44. Rutherford, I love you man (in a boyish sort of way).

    I made Twitter! Does that make me famous? Kind of famous? 🙂

  45. Sometimes it takes many combined efforts to pull back the curtain and reveal the truth.

    Like a good lib, always taking a simple problem and trying to come up with the most convoluted, complex solution – say, like our tax code.

    What I would diagnose for you Poolman is a massive dose of Lithium, followed by chugging a fifth of 151 Bicardi. Just Do It! 😉

  46. Well Tex, John Boot is quite the ass. But I’ll quibble with only a few of his points.

    First, the candidate is Mike Morris, not Mark Morris. Makes me wonder if he actually saw the film. Clearly Ebert has nothing to worry about. 🙂

    Second: “even though, back in reality, virtually all Catholic Democrats are vehement defenders of abortion”. I’d love to see the stats on that. Devout Catholics are pro-life regardless of political affiliation. I think Boot is full of sh*t.

    Third: “Gov. Morris — to huge cheers — announces that, on day one as president, he will simply order a ban on the internal combustion engine in automobiles, to take effect in ten years. Because to liberals, solving global warming is just that easy” — ehhhh, wrong again. No where is global warming mentioned. On the contrary, the motivation behind the ten year plan is to remove our dependency on Saudi Arabia and other countries in that region. Again, it seems old John Boot didn’t actually watch the movie.

    Now don’t get me wrong, this is hardly the best political thriller ever made but Boot is a bit too eager to interpret the film to suit his own anti-liberal bigotry.

  47. Like a good lib, always taking a simple problem and trying to come up with the most convoluted, complex solution

    Apparently you never asked BiC for a definition of fascism. 😆

    Actually, I usually go straight to the point. Anyone that knows me knows that about me, even while some of my views tend toward liberal, while others are conservative, in all things I don’t like fancy and prefer pure and simple. I have been told I have a talent to be able to see through to the periphery.

    True, sometimes I feel the need to take a conversational detour in order to lessen the blunt force impact the eventual truth destination will have on the potential convert. But we do generally get there. In many instances I have already described the destination but choose to get there by an alternate route in the hope the new scenery will arouse extrasensory perceptions.

  48. I have been told I have a talent to be able to see through to the periphery.

    Yeah, well so much for your IRS officer. I’ll give that you see through the periphery. Problem is, your vision extends all the way to Infinity and Beyond.

    I would suggest you watch too much Toy Story, Buzz.

  49. I just gotta just disagree with:

    The truth is that the Ronald Reagan of the 80′s could not get nominated by today’s GOP. The fact that they re-imagine Reagan to justify their current policies is completely consistent with a party that lives in an alternate reality.

    If all things being the same:character,past,and presentation with today’s issues:economy,war and various “isms” Ronald Reagan could absolutely secure the Republican nomination,and beat Obama too.

  50. Am I the only one who feels like I just read through a Fellow Traveler brochure with a hint of Twilight Zone? Polls you are too funny

  51. The Twilight Zone is an excellent description of the Obama reelection campaign called Occupy Wallstreet. See if any of you left-wingers can grasp the irony of their demands and your current position (Rutherford).

    The Obama administration has become a house of mirrors.

    Wall Street is the wicked enemy.

    Geithner is Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs is everywhere in the Obama admin.

    Rise up against the evil bankers! Pay off the evil bankers!

    The evil bankers must direct our economy policy or we are doomed! ~ Glenn Reynolds

  52. “This should piss the Rutherfords of the world off to no end. It points the finger at really is who to blame – and personal responsibility is something completely foreign to libs, progressives, pinkos, and anarchists.” – Tex

    And Republican’ts too, apparently.

    “But Laura Walsh’s attorney, Jack Coladarci, said that Walsh was paying about $1,000 less than he was ordered to between November 2005 and March 2008, and then stopped paying the entire $2,135 he owed every month from April 2008 until December 2010.

    Despite disclosures about a 2008 home foreclosure, his divorce, traffic citations for not having car insurance, bounced checks and a lawsuit by a former campaign manager who alleged Walsh owed him $,20,000, Walsh was elected to Congress.”
    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/jul/28/congressman-responds-child-support-report/
    And you guys voted for him. What a dick.

  53. “And BTW, patriotism is not a fraternity where you get to choose who’s in and who’s out. Although I’m sure Tex would enjoy the hazing part, particularly if it involved flogging.”

    Huh? Okay. So what?” – ET

    That was @ 35.

    “Could you imagine Obama (or any of his supporters) speak of informed patriotism and love of country. . . and mean it?

    Me neither- ET

    No, I couldn’t imagine any Obama supporter loving this country. I guess my Dad made up all that shit about serving in WWII. I guess to be a real patriot you have to hope for your president to fail even if it hurts the country, or talk about seceding, that seems to curry favor with the tea baggers.

  54. “Although is demeanor would be more palatable, Reagan’s positions would not be much different.” – ET

    So then you’re saying even Ronald Reagan wouldn’t support Ronald Reagan? Or are Republican’ts secretly hoping for massive payroll tax increases, amnesty for illegal aliens and secret arms sales to Iran.

  55. Thorazine, go for a walk or something. The paint fumes are taking their toll. Third shift?

    Read before commenting please. And try looking a the vid/link to see if there’s some context next time.

  56. 80 degrees and nothing but baseball today.

    A local college banned my ace from playing with us.

    All I have are wild throwing monsters to pitch. I can see some shattered helmets.

    Half my team hasn’t swung at a baseball since high school.

    We’re in trouble.

  57. Hey John,

    First I didn’t vote for the schmuck.

    And you guys voted for him. What a dick.

    The Dimocratic party, of which you are obviously worship at the altar, vetoed any authority to pass judgment on anyone the next 100 years about anyone’s peccadilloes, when they allowed a serial rapist and predator, who cigar plugged a 22 year old intern in the Oval Office, to get away without condemnation.

    You calling me a teabagger makes you the teabaggee. How’s my scrotum taste, cornhole?

    I don’t remember any arm sales to Iran killing American citizens. I do believe President Obola and his lackey, whitey hating Eric Huey Newton Holder, have in fact played no small part in arm sales to Mexican thugs killing American citizens. Put that in one of your lame novels.

    Everybody’s daddy was a WWII Vet. 🙄 Private Bradley Manning of his day.

  58. Ladies and gentleman the ‘CST Report’ mobile application is ready to launch. The first ‘Jew only’ mobile application designed to comfort Jews, their anxiety and their very special security needs.

    The London Jewish Chronicle reported today that the ‘Community Security Trust’ (CST) has launched a system to help members of the Jewish community, report ‘anti-Semitic’ incidents direct from their mobile phones.
    CST Report is like an “app” for smart-phones. It can be used on any mobile, which has internet access. It is very much like “Angry Birds” yet it is designed to deter the angry Goyim.

    It allows its Jewish users to register where and when an incident took place: the nature of it, a description of what happened and their details. Because CST Report is designed specifically for mobile use, it allows those who have witnessed an incident to upload a video or pictures from the phone direct to the CST command bunker in Golders Green. I think that this is a refreshing development. It would clearly disable the potential deniers of any future Shoa. With the CST Report at hand, Jews will be able to provide the CST control room with instantaneous reports from the crime scene.

    However, I am puzzled by some of the technological aspects to do with this incredible invention. I am, for instance, a Jew by origin, yet I oscillate constantly between being an ‘Ex-Jew’ and a ‘proud self hating Jew’. In those unique moments of self-loathing, as I am embarking onto some universal ethical realisations, should I hit the panic button and report myself to the CST cyber command? Also, being Jewish by origin, and being subject to constant orchestrated Jewish hate campaigns partially organised by the CST, am I entitled for support of the CST?

    Apparently Sheikh Raed Salah was arrested here in the UK in June following a ‘tip off’ that was originated at the CST. Considering Sheikh Salah being far more ‘Semitic’ than the vast majority of British Jewry, could he benefit from such an application installed on his iPhone.

    Finally, a suggestion, I honestly think that CST Report is a bit of a cold and boring name for such an innovative technology. I honestly believe that iVey, would appeal to a much wider audience among the upbeat Jewish community.” 😀

  59. LOL the CST app is a hoot. We need to get a version for black folk. Trouble is you have to type fast cos it’s impossible to use an app while The Man is kicking your head in.

  60. I actually have been following it from the announcement Tigre. Pretty cool, hey? Physics I find the most fascinating of all the sciences.

    If proven true, and the joke was funny too, it’s going to shake an awfully lot of people up that put their faith in nothing but science. 🙂

    On a lesser note, the smartest of Fat Grannies, who happens to be Jewish in some regard, is praising Poolman today during the Holiest of Jewish holidays. Figure she has any idea of the link Poolman provided earlier today, by a man that believes in the one-state Pali/Israel solution? Without Israel?

    Unbelievabl, as it almost supernatural those people that post there are deceived. And not just about politics. She didn’t understand the purpose of Yom Kippur either, so I guess it follows she wouldn’t have a problem with a rabid Jew hater. 🙄

  61. Tex,

    I’m certain Donna is flattered you consider her one of the “smartest of Fat Grannies” frequenters. I’m certain she’ll be happy to know she’s “Jewish in some regard”, whatever that means. Of course you know Gilad Atzmon IS Jewish, born in Israel, served in the Israeli army, etc. I think that gives him a right to criticize Israel and Jews. Just as any American has the right to criticize anything US. Regardless whether you like it or not.

    It’s funny you trying to get me in trouble with Donna over at M&H’s blog. Sorry. Donna understands the nuances. Zionism and Judaism are not the same thing. She knows I don’t hate people. The UN had it right by originally labeling Zionism as racism. It was only under pressure from Israel that they recounted. The truth did not change, as truth cannot. It was the honesty of those reporting it that changed. Just one of the many ways the leaders of the world have sold out.

    I think you actually hate more Jews than most folks I know. I don’t remember you expressing any love for Karl Marx, George Soros, Rahm Emmanuel, or Barney Frank. A little antisemitism maybe?

    Of course if you knew the new testament any better, you’d realize who it proclaims the “real” Jews are.

  62. Of course you know Gilad Atzmon IS Jewish, born in Israel, served in the Israeli army, etc. I think that gives him a right to criticize Israel and Jews. Just as any American has the right to criticize anything US. Regardless whether you like it or not.

    Like you,Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were citizens of the United States. That didn’t save them from being sent to the electric chair for stealing the secret of the atom bomb for the Soviet Union. And I can imagine you doing the same if you weren’t so stupid to be of no threat. A stooge and tool but too dumb to be much of a useful idiot.

    I think you actually hate more Jews than most folks I know. I don’t remember you expressing any love for Karl Marx, George Soros, Rahm Emmanuel, or Barney Frank. A little antisemitism maybe?

    Being Jewish doesn’t mean you can’t be reprehensible anymore than being American doesn’t mean you Poolman can’t be treasonous. The fact those you mentioned were/are Jewish doesn’t mean they can’t be assholes. You’re not Jewish. Doesn’t surprise me a dumb stump like you doesn’t understand that either.

    I wouldn’t doubt you’re a Holocaust denier – we know you’re a fan of Stormfront from this blog alone. But Aryan Nation type don’t have much use for pussies like you, so you’re left to seethe about killing Jews with your dick in your hand behind the computer, when you can afford to keep the lights on.

  63. Tex, have you seen this?

    Not entirely sure why that was directed at Tex, Tigre … not like he is the only one on the board interested in science (or skeptical of it LOL).

    So while you apparently don’t think I have any interest in such things, FWIW, the article was a mind-blower and coming from Krauthammer, a bit of a surprise. I didn’t think science was his thing. As I read it I kept looking for his angle … like “OK, Einstein was wrong so there must be a God” or something like that. Instead he just presented a whopper without any obvious agenda. Bravo CK.

    OK, since Tex is the anointed scientist on the board, I guess I’ll ask … Tex, does this experiment rise to the folly of global warming? Do you doubt the finding? Is it pure hokum? Inquiring minds want to know. 😉

  64. Rutherford, I know you were being tongue and cheek, but damn man. How many blacks do you think were murdered by blacks tonight?

    It bugs me that libs never want to address urban savagery when you guys get so many votes by blacks.

    Its like that solar panel company or the fact the DOJ gave guns to murderous Mexican gangs to be used on Americans: Just rely on the MSM to down play it all, put your hands in your pocket and whistle Dixie, that ol’ favorite of your party.

  65. We lost 9 to 7 to a team of Dominicans due to the dumbest coaching move by our 3rd base coach I’ve ever seen with bases loaded in the last inning.

    I got beamed my first AB. I lined out deep into center field with bases loaded. Never struck out but never got a hit.

    I actually played great defense for a change.

    Sun burned and ready to play Sunday.

    We almost beat a team that was supposed to beat us 20 to nothing.

  66. Tigre, my peeps in that video were both humorous and rather impressive. I’ve heard about how the various groups have tried to implement rules, along the lines of parliamentary procedure such that group decisions can be made. I think John Lewis should have been allowed to speak but obviously

    they could not reach —- they could not reach
    a consensus — a consensus 🙂

    P.S. Just in case you don’t know, the constant repetition comes from the speakers being denied a proper public address system so instead the crowd amplifies the speakers comments so everyone can hear.

    P.P.S. If you boys weren’t such cynical assh*les you would admire this attempt at true democracy among average people. I’m telling you, it’s the 60’s all over again.

  67. It bugs me that libs never want to address urban savagery when you guys get so many votes by blacks.

    Its like that solar panel company or the fact the DOJ gave guns to murderous Mexican gangs to be used on Americans

    Do you ever get the feeling that the game is over? That there are just too many problems for us to even get a toe hold on any of it? Kinda makes you wanna go play baseball all weekend. 😐

  68. Tex, does this experiment rise to the folly of global warming? Do you doubt the finding? Is it pure hokum? Inquiring minds want to know.

    WTH? Was that supposed to be an insult or humorous? As it was, it was neither? Global warming? I’m not sure I consider myself our resident scientist. Just educated in the sciences. That hardly qualifies me for Fermi Labs.

    I’ll just say this much. When I can discern CERN has an agenda for scientist to enrich themselves, and then fudge data like the AGW goons to receive Obola taxpayer funded handouts for bad science and green energy i.e, Solyndra, I’ll let you know.

    Until then, I simply find the results fascinating. I can’t believe you wouldn’t find Krauthammer a scientist of sorts. Do you think you get into med school and graduate from med school with high school biology and nothing else?

    I don’t see this discounting Einstein in any way, no matter what the conclusion. People always speak of the theory of relativity as the height of scientific discovery. I never thought that, but I always thought the practical use of mass–energy equivalence already proven pretty darn useful. Ended WWII.

  69. Damn. Feliz was unhittable!

    Nice win, by your Rangers, Tex.

    We’re missing too big bats in our line up now. Young and Bosche.

    Our line up has some major holes in it.

  70. I keep hoping in some capacity Soylent Green becomes realistic and people like Poolman and the OWS crowd are swept off the streets.

    Poetic justice of sorts.

  71. Dang Rabbit, I didn’t even know they had restarted the game. I thought they suspended it in the fifth.

    You mean I missed the last four innings? 😆

    I still think Detroit will win the series.

  72. I wouldn’t doubt you’re a Holocaust denier

    I’ve got no reason to deny the Holocaust. It is history. History can’t be changed, though the record can and often is. Jews were only half of the victims, anyway. We Americans loved Hitler before we hated him. The Bush family got their wealth from helping Hitler, even during wartime. Go there if you want something treasonous.

    As far as getting any joy from killing any flavor of life – not. Sorry. I’m really pro-life and not into killing. I’ve even been known to capture bugs in the house and take them outside – except flies, mosquitoes, and cockroaches.

    As a carnivore, I am okay with killing animals for food not merely sport. I don’t seek that power that killing provides. I do understand death is an intricate part of our collective life cycle. It happens to every living thing. We are all accountable for every life we take, in addition to the one we’ve been given. I take that responsibility seriously.

  73. I can’t believe you wouldn’t find Krauthammer a scientist of sorts. Do you think you get into med school and graduate from med school with high school biology and nothing else?

    My bad … didn’t know CK’s background.

  74. R, I actually qualified for Making Homes Affordable. They “lost” my paper work 3 times.

    I didn’t have an ARM.

    But, yeah, he does describe Bank of America to a tee.

    I live in a recourse state and they did come after me. I paid that off with silver profits.

    The difference is that dude is renting. I’m making payments on a land contract.

  75. Boy, that Evelyn Grudge is a nasty character. I think she needs to get laid. What say you do her, Tex? I’m certain you know how she likes it. May even be a little flogging in it for you, too. 😉

  76. “Do you ever get the feeling that the game is over? That there are just too many problems for us to even get a toe hold on any of it? Kinda makes you wanna go play baseball all weekend.”

    I hear you, man.

    I with you on the escapism.

    Things are so fucked up it almost makes you want to write about Ronald Reag…I mean play baseball all weekend. 🙂

  77. “Do you ever get the feeling that the game is over? That there are just too many problems for us to even get a toe hold on any of it? Kinda makes you wanna go play baseball all weekend.”

    A couple of things on that line of thought.
    1. Even if the game is over- you start a new one.
    2.If we would just get a grip on two or three of the “problems” I believe many many of the others would fall like dominoes.

  78. “Not entirely sure why that was directed at Tex, Tigre … not like he is the only one on the board interested in science (or skeptical of it LOL).”

    Didn’t mean to touch a nerve Homeboy. 😆

    But you don’t ever really address science around here. . . or at least when t comes form me (global warmists) or. . . heaven’s to murgatroid. . . a “conservative” medical scientist like Krauthammer.

    In fact you dismiss (or ignore) “science” (and economics, monetary policy, sociology and history, legal doctrine and logic) when it doesn’t fit you agenda as much as anyone. 😆 😆 I’ve always found it humorous that you talk about “science deniers” (MSNBC meme) with such bravado.

    (yes, I’m generally talking about anthropogenic global warming, — or what you refer to as air pollution principally). In all candor, I didn’t think you’d give a shit about something like the study described by Krauthammer — which is the only source I’ve seen on it so far, unlike your award-winning scientists, Gore and Krugman. They never shut the fuck up about topics they are totally unqualified to discuss. 😆 😆

  79. Missed this gem:

    “P.P.S. If you boys weren’t such cynical assh*les you would admire this attempt at true democracy among average people. I’m telling you, it’s the 60′s all over again.”

    You were telling us about your un-cynical, unhypocritical ass having admired the tea party for the same reason, right? 😆 😆

  80. Poolman, I’m just giving you a taste of your own nasty disposition and style. You’re a prick and a rat, so I will be a prick and a rat in return. If you don’t like it, I would suggest you either ignore me, forget me (I couldn’t be so lucky) or quit whining.

    Now you can blow me.

    ——–

    Rutherford, I read your PuffHO/Bank of America article. Was I supposed to feel sorry for a thief who seemed perfectly comfortable justifying his thievery?

    Would you give me a pat on the ass and congratulations if I came in here and bragged about ripping off my insurance company for a $100 grand, or so? How about if I made my living breaking into other people’s houses and stealing their possessions? Would it be taken by you as good advice? I’m just wondering. Since we all are left to pick up the tab for the author, please explain to me why this clown is any different than somebody who embezzles from the public coffers, steals from department stores, or rips off insurance? Is it because his theft is a little harder to measure? Or that he shared the pain collectively?

    I do hope you understand that it was guys like me and a large part of society in general, including you, who followed all the rules, that eventually get to foot the bill for this schmuck. You noticed this feckless turd never makes mention of the millions who are now helping to pay for his bad personal decisions, and we didn’t even receive a reach around in the process while getting reamed. In fact, what we received was a bill for his services, then the added headache of listening to him brag about his unearned benefit. In a better day, cattle thieves received either a rope or a bullet to the head. Now we anoint them authors of left wing blogs and congratulate them. I can’t imagine why society is messed up in our enlightened state.

    But what I can’t figure out is why guys like you aren’t outraged by articles like this. You just drained a 401K account, possibly jeopardizing your retirement, and you played by the rules. Doesn’t it bother you a little that apparently this old boy just when right on living without punishment, while you were forced to uproot, pay and move?

    And since I’m sure you are on the same political team as the thief, as PuffHo a den of leftist dregs, that leads to a question. Why are you so befuddled that I’m not happily obliging you two to decide who or what is best to run the country? You’re asking me to believe this smug and reckless bastard is more qualified to elect leaders of the country than I am? On account of what exactly?

    If there were real justice in this country, and there is not, what we ought to be seeing are not protests of irresponsibility protesting Wall Street irresponsibility, but millions of people like you and me and my wife, and your wife, and any child under the age of 18 protesting against these OWS folks and your author for giving us a royal screwing. The least you could do is call him on it.

  81. Rutherford not for nothing but I have to echo ET’s # 134.
    You’re in some serious quicksand there brother. If OWS is the 60’s all over again what was the TP. Also in context of your personal politics are we to assume that OWS+60’s all over again is a good thing?
    As a blogger and person who willingly puts his views out there I think you need to follow up on this line of dialog.

  82. Hey regulars here.

    Today, is the one year anniversary of Jim Dougan, Hippie Professor. It was a year ago on a Sunday that Jim died of massive M.I. – the actual date being 10/10/10.

    I believe his own personal blog has been turned off, but I did find a Facebook page created I guess by his students shortly after his death to honor him.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Jim-Dougan/146297492081786

    I’m not much of a Facebook user, but I did leave a message there, though I have to be logged in for some reason to see it.

    I mention this because Jim’s daughter read his own blog some months after Jim died, and I guess it touched her deeply. I was glad all of us had taken the time to leave a nice message. If you get a chance, and you have a Facebook account, thought you might want to know on the chance his daughter comes looking again.

    I miss the Hippie. I can only imagine how crazed he would have been over these OWS orgy. Would have made for one heated discussion and a few good yuck yucks, I’m sure. 😐

  83. Now you can blow me.

    Sorry. You’re living in a dream state alternate reality world. It affects everything you do and say and think. It clouds your views regarding the historical facts and current world affairs. But you’re not alone in your delusional state, if that makes you feel better. Your fantasy island is densely populated.

    This description is closer to reality regarding Ronnie Reagan. Idolizers need to look past the white wash, though few even try and would rather hold to the fantastical.

    The mainstream media spent an entire week mythologizing Ronald Wilson Reagan. Why did the corporate for-profit media spend so much time creating a cult of personality around a former President with an estimated 105 IQ? Because the actual historical reality of Reagan’s life are so shockingly reactionary you need the pageantry, majesty and imagery of a Hollywood-scripted finale to cover up the thousands of damning facts.

    […]

    The problem with the great communicator was the content of his messages. Reagan was a paid shill of the plutocrats, who used his charm and acting skills to hawk, like soap, mean spirited social policies and sell a fantasy version of the American Dream to common folk that trusted him.

    http://freepress.org/columns/display/3/2004/912

  84. Poolman, you’re a cancer to the American body. A carcinoma. I think I only bother to rebut you on the small chance some fool reads this board with a few screws loose, sees your junk and thinks, “Hey, a kindred spirit!”

    So that on the small chance so the cancer doesn’t metastasize further…

    The fact that I, along with many others here are diametrically opposed to you, and I feel confident in speaking for others now which I usually don’t, about everything affirms to us that our judgment and conclusions must be sound – because the one thing we know absolutely for sure is your judgment is not.

    So in an ironic way, we should thank you. Nothing provides a better example than a bad example. Gracias. 😉

    You are a figure of no transitional worth; an outcast; a goon; Yeller Dawg’s idiot assistant; an object of ridicule and scorn; an unloved Howdy Doody. A shame I can’t point my children towards your writings and say, “See, this is what I’ve warned you off all those years. Do you want to end up like Poolman?”

    Look Moe. You can badmouth Ronald Reagan all you want. You can feel enlightened. You are entitled to spit your drivel, market your idiocy, dredge up some brother idiot’s rant. But you can’t rewrite current history while we were alive.

    All we know is Ronald Reagan must have been pretty good to all but the most unbalanced of critics, libs and a few million American hating inbreeds like you.

    The man came within 3,000 votes of sweeping 50 states in his reelection. That doesn’t happen by accident.

    So perhaps now would be the time for you to stop, dwell upon your plaque ridden past, and think “Well, I wonder why that was that Reagan won 49 states ❓ ”

    If life were as complicated as you want to make it Poolman, you would gone extinct years ago. As it is, when I read you, I think somebody miscalculated about the Dodo.

  85. R, I note a deafening silence from you and your window on the world, MSNBC, about Solyndra, Fast and Furious and the assassination of a US citizen. What gives?

  86. Tex even you must admit one reason Reagan swept in ’84 was Mondale telling a debate audience “He won’t tell you he’ll raise taxes. I just did.” There are many who feel Mondale threw away the election with that one statement.

  87. Game 2 today. We showed up and saw a little league team waiting to play us. I shit you not. A Hispanic high-school team. We didn’t know what to do. Do we play a bunch of kids?

    You never know what kind of team your going to play in these inner city tournaments. One day its college and semi-pro players showcasing their skills to scouts, the next day its a little league team. I could have been these kids’ teacher. Hell, I could have been their dad!

    Only a Hispanic high-school would ever enter their kids in an adult tournament. You got to love Latino culture. That shit would NEVER fly out in the suburbs.

    We said screw it, lets “son” ‘um.

    The funniest part of the day?

    We won 4 to 3. We didn’t know if we should be jumping for joy or hiding our faces in shame. The kid (literally) who threw against us was incredible. Fucker struck me out once. I swung and missed so hard I almost hit my head with the bat. The whole park was cracking up.

    Our big lefty absolutely mowed them down. He’s in his mid 30’s and seemed to cruelly relish striking out 16 year olds.

    We live to play next weekend. God knows who we will be facing. A local gang even has a team in the mix.

    When Detroit has an open tournament, they mean it.

  88. We live to play next weekend. God knows who we will be facing. A local gang even has a team in the mix.

    When Detroit has an open tournament, they mean it.

    😆 Were there any orange jumpsuit teams?

  89. The record shows Reagan was no genius, just a very likable guy. I was good with Ronnie during his stint as POTUS. He didn’t embarrass us much. Reagan was our chief. We were all living “the dream”. We were definitely poised as the good guys on the world stage.

    Tex, if popularity is the criterion, Obama’s election victory was as historic as Reagan’s was. So I don’t accept your “popularity = good” argument as valid. The closer one looks at the historical account (hindsight is 20-20), the less ideal it is/was. Really though, if you follow our history back a century, you see where we derailed in all sectors. We’re turned out like the American aloe, or century plant. Most glorious in our final splendor.

    The Fed is the cancer on America you mention, not me. I could neither grow nor multiply nor destroy this nation as completely and effectively as that one private entity is/has.

  90. Poolman, you are so stupid. I apologize to any Pet Rock.

    The only way your link would make sense is if Obama wins 49 states

    IN HIS REELECTION BRICK.

    *** R E E L E C T I O N ***

    Get it Dummy? Reelection of KNOWN QUALITY. How in the world did you ever learn to drive a backhoe? How many fricking houses have you taken out in the process?

    A damn menace to society. And you obviously drive. That scares the hell out of me.

    P.S. Brick – I’ve decided every time you link to your Jew hating websites, I will respond at Fat Grannies by linking to your link there. I think they need to know about your nature. 😉

  91. Tex even you must admit one reason Reagan swept in ’84 was Mondale telling a debate audience “He won’t tell you he’ll raise taxes. I just did.” There are many who feel Mondale threw away the election with that one statement.

    Threw away the election in 49 states, including Vermont and Hawaii? Keep dreaming…

  92. I’ve decided every time you link to your Jew hating websites, I will respond at Fat Grannies by linking to your link there. I think they need to know about your nature.

    Thanks, that will save me the trouble. That site takes longer and longer to load. I guess you didn’t bother to go back far enough to see any VT links I previously posted.

    So tell me, is the hatred of Jews like Karl Marx or George Soros or Barney Frank or Gilad Atzmon or Rahm Emmanuel exempt from the rest of this supposed Jewish hatred? Like, is it okay to hate SOME Jews if their ideology isn’t up to snuff? Or is it all about Judaism, the religious aspect? Or the country, because the nation of Israel is secular. From the faith aspect, you believe they worship the same god Christians do but the Muslims supposedly don’t. This is crazy. The Talmud basically throws Jesus under the bus, whereas in Christianity the Father and Son are one.

  93. I doubt you have a clue what this means useful idiot and Brick, but you have attempted to set up a false dichotomy. Google it like you do everything else.

    Karl Marx or George Soros or Barney Frank or Gilad Atzmon or Rahm Emmanuel exempt from the rest of this supposed Jewish hatred?

    I disdain all of them. All are secular, at least three atheistic, and all five are assholes. But my disdain of them is not because they claim some form of Judaism, but that they are despicable. I disdain you, and you’re not Jewish.

    You hate Jews, more specifically Israeli Jews, for the sole reason they are Jewish. In fact, the only Jews you approve are self-loathing Jews like your pal Gilad, your little god and Nazi sympathizer Soros, secular thieves posing as Jews like Barney Frank, or revolutionary socialists like Karl Marx – your hero.

    Israel is secular like America is secular. Israel’s founding documents are secular, as every true democracy must be. But taken as a whole, you will note Israel’s most holy and prized sites religious, their proposal for the capital the most “religious” city in the world, and their enemies based on entirely religious dogma.

  94. “Israel is secular like America is secular.”

    You’d better go back to 1948 and tell that to the Israelis and the United Nations.

    “On the 29th November, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel; the General Assembly required the inhabitants of Eretz-Israel to take such steps as were necessary on their part for the implementation of that resolution. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable.

    This right is the natural right of the Jewish people to be masters of their own fate, like all other nations, in their own sovereign State.

    ACCORDINGLY WE, MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE’S COUNCIL, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF ERETZ-ISRAEL AND OF THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT, ARE HERE ASSEMBLED ON THE DAY OF THE TERMINATION OF THE BRITISH MANDATE OVER ERETZ-ISRAEL AND, BY VIRTUE OF OUR NATURAL AND HISTORIC RIGHT AND ON THE STRENGTH OF THE RESOLUTION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, HEREBY DECLARE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH STATE IN ERETZ-ISRAEL, TO BE KNOWN AS THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

    WE DECLARE that, with effect from the moment of the termination of the Mandate being tonight, the eve of Sabbath, the 6th Iyar, 5708 (15th May, 1948), until the establishment of the elected, regular authorities of the State in accordance with the Constitution which shall be adopted by the Elected Constituent Assembly not later than the 1st October 1948, the People’s Council shall act as a Provisional Council of State, and its executive organ, the People’s Administration, shall be the Provisional Government of the Jewish State, to be called “Israel”. “

  95. Read before commenting please. And try looking a the vid/link to see if there’s some context next time.

    “Could you imagine Obama (or any of his supporters) speak of informed patriotism and love of country. . . and mean it?- ET

    Any of his supporters … any, no need to see the link, you said any of his supporters. That’s a lot of people you’re damning, including my father.

  96. Everybody’s daddy was a WWII Vet. – Tex

    Not Romney’s Dad.

    Legitimate point. I forgot that Obama’s Dad was a commie and hated America. 😉 That may be a strong point in a lib’s book.

  97. You don’t consider Israel secular Huck? If not, let’s assume you’re right and I am wrong. Let’s say that “Jewish” means ‘wholly’ religious, though that leaves an awfully lot of secular, even atheistic Israeli Jews out of the mix.

    That would only strengthen my argument with Brick – not weaken it.

  98. You calling me a teabagger -Tex

    You guys named your movement, not me. The fact that it refers to a lude act is your problem, your stupidity. Right up there with “Get yer guv’ment hands off my Medicare” and ‘You look more Asian to me” and deadbeat dad Joe Walsh preaching responsibility while welching on his own children. Typical teabagger hypocrite.

  99. I keep hoping in some capacity Soylent Green becomes realistic and people like Poolman and the OWS crowd are swept off the streets. – Tex

    So you would actually eat Poolman. You might be a tea bagger afterall. 🙂

  100. I don’t know about the rest of you guys, but this John the Novelist, Thorazine by another name, is starting to read like a real punk.

    So let’s play a game of pick the Dimocrat. Which one of these guys do you figure is Thorazine John? I say the one in the leather, crotchless pants. And I’ll forewarn now to you Tea Party types.

    This is definitely not work friendly. Not even home friendly, unless you’re into taking it up the old, mustard road like Thorazine John. It’s his teabaggee party, after all.

    http://zombietime.com/folsom_sf_2007_part_1/index.php

  101. Had an enjoyable day visiting the in-laws so didn’t have much time to comment. Did keep my eye on the thread though and you fellas kept it interesting.

    One thing I found real amusing …. how Tex (not a Jew) gets to decide who the REAL Jews are. I’m not familiar enough with Barney Frank’s practices but I wouldn’t assume he was a non-religious Jew. Tex, if you have a link to correct me, I’ll gladly retract that comment. (Or are you assuming real Jews can’t be gay?)

    FWIW it makes no more sense for Poolman to call Tex anti-Semitic because he dislikes certain Jews than it does for Tex to call Poolman anti-Semitic because he dislikes Jews of a particular political persuasion.

    Sadly it’s late and I must go to bed. I’ve got a bunch of steaming hypocrites over at BiW’s that I want to respond to but it’ll have to wait until tomorrow. Then again, I’m planning a blog post tomorrow on the topic so maybe I won’t bother with duplicate effort.

  102. “Let’s say that “Jewish” means ‘wholly’ religious, though that leaves an awfully lot of secular, even atheistic Israeli Jews out of the mix.”

    Many of whom do not enjoy the full rights afforded to Jewish Israelis.

    Which I think weakens your point.

    I do know what you mean…. Israel is not a theocracy. That is true. But to say it is secular in the same way that the US is secular is not accurate by any means. It’s founders clearly considered religion in their declaration, and its Knesset has been adopting Jewish religious principles for decades.

    Israel does not have a written constitution. And part of the reason for that is the internal conflict over the extent it is and should be a religious state.

  103. I actually have been following it from the announcement Tigre. Pretty cool, hey? Physics I find the most fascinating of all the sciences. – Tex

    Do you think this could be the uncertainty principle at work?

  104. “I’ve got a bunch of steaming hypocrites over at BiW’s that I want to respond to but it’ll have to wait until tomorrow. Then again, I’m planning a blog post tomorrow on the topic so maybe I won’t bother with duplicate effort.”

    Now remember li’l R, the hypocrite-finger-wag game requires one credential to play (and it ain’t being a lib): you must be free of hypocrisy. To date, you have only avoided your own rather than to address it when called out.

    I can’t wait for you to put us all in our places with something more profound than the MSNBC stupidity on the subject.

  105. Tex, went to your Folsom SF picture/diary site.

    Thanks for damned nightmares!

    (but I am I’m thinking one of the dudes holding the Obama signs with one hand and their pee-pees in the other).

  106. Many of whom do not enjoy the full rights afforded to Jewish Israelis.

    Really? Would you care to compare their rights to those afforded to Jews in your beloved “moderate” Muslim states? Or how about Coptic Christians in “moderate” Egypt? Would you like to compare those to your favored Muslim Brotherhood?

    Sorry Huck. Like your pitiful hissy fit about watching Slopeydopes exploding, the Knesset is clearly a parliamentary democracy, secular, and similar though not the same in nature to our Republic.

    You and Poolman remained strangely silent when I posted the 11 minute video two weeks ago giving the of Arab hatred toward Israel. I wonder why you two never bothered to attempt to refute any of that? Shall we try again?

    Most of the Arabs living in East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967, were offered Israeli citizenship, but refused to recognize Israeli sovereignty. And still, they are entitled to municipal services and have voting rights.

  107. Tigre, that Folsom Fair is the core of the Dimocratic Party. 🙂

    Isn’t ironic that saps like Thorazine John use the queer slang “teabagger”, when it clearly applies to the Dimocratic Party as demonstrated by those lovely pictures? Standard fare Sodom & Gomorrah.

    And you’ll see many of the same at OWS.

  108. Tex,

    I had watched the video and noted a large number of fallacies. I’ll have to go back through and enumerate, if I get the gumption. I think the biggest detractor for me was the Whittle Bill narration. I really don’t like that guy after listening to a few of his presentations.

    But like Huck mentions and I remember reading, the Israelis don’t have a written constitution because they couldn’t all agree as to what it should say. It also gives them a lot more wiggle room if they don’t define the parameters, something Israel HAS well taken advantage of over the years.

    They point to the UN for validation, yet ignore many of the edicts and regulation from that same institution. It’s like selective governing.

  109. Thank you Thor. I had not seen that. And I was taking N.G. until perhaps a year ago. It must have been published about the same time I canceled my subscription.

    Very interesting, though I would wager since there hasn’t been much followup or announcement, there might have been something discovered about the error of the testing method itself.

    I have to admit, though particle physics beyond me and I am in no way qualified to even criticize, I’m always a little hesitant to swallow results of new discovery when they’ve used an unstable particle to conduct the testing. Because it always makes me ask, “Is it new discovery, or simply ignorance of the input parameter(s) (in this case, a muon).

    But if you see anything else, please publish. I love reading that stuff. Had I to do it over again, I might have pursued physics in some capacity because it is the one science that holds my interest. To think we are capable of now viewing a few large atoms is to me as mind blowing as to have walked on the moon, and makes me appreciate how great these chemists and physicists of 100 years ago really were.

  110. I’ll have to go back through and enumerate, if I get the gumption.

    I’m sure that will be steeped with deep seeded knowledge. 🙄

    Why don’t you decipher and comment about the size of the proton while you’re at Brick.

  111. I’m hesitant to post this for fear Rutherford and Thorazine John might shallow bleach. But I must…. 🙂

    The gist is this: President Obama has become a lone wolf, a stranger to his own government. He talks mostly, and sometimes only, to friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett and to David Axelrod, his political strategist.

    Everybody else, including members of his Cabinet, have little face time with him except for brief meetings that serve as photo ops. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner both have complained, according to people who have talked to them, that they are shut out of important decisions.
    President Obama has become a lone wolf, a stranger to his own government.
    President Obama has become a lone wolf, a stranger to his own government.

    The president’s workdays are said to end early, often at 4 p.m. He usually has dinner in the family residence with his wife and daughters, then retreats to a private office. One person said he takes a stack of briefing books. Others aren’t sure what he does.

    If the reports are accurate, and I believe they are, they paint a picture of an isolated man trapped in a collapsing presidency. While there is no indication Obama is walking the halls of the White House late at night, talking to the portraits of former presidents, as Richard Nixon did during Watergate, the reports help explain his odd public remarks.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/aimless_obama_walks_alone_OUgoMTkORRJioLl7B6ZYmN

  112. “I’ve got a bunch of steaming hypocrites over at BiW’s that I want to respond to but it’ll have to wait until tomorrow. Then again, I’m planning a blog post tomorrow on the topic so maybe I won’t bother with duplicate effort.”

    Oh goody. The latest in a series of observations from a man with an almost passing familiarity with history and a stellar political education from the his professors at MSNBC. I’m sure it will be neither enlightening or especially perceptive, but like you prediction that the Republican Party would go the way of the Whigs, I’m sure it will be stunningly prescient and something we’ll refer back to for a long time to come.

    My next one will be a review of of “Killing Lincoln”, which I finished reading last night.

  113. One has to wonder if Obama saying things like “I’m the underdog” is a deliberate attempt to sabotage his own reelection chances ‘cos he’s tired of the job but doesn’t have the heart to throw in the towel.

    While the NY Post article is slanted as hell, even I can observe that when not on the campaign trail, Obama looks tired.

  114. Oh goody. The latest in a series of observations from a man with an almost passing familiarity with history …

    This from a man who thinks immature Twitter insults constitute “research” into the in’s and out’s of the OWS movement. 🙂

  115. “This from a man who thinks immature Twitter insults constitute “research” into the in’s and out’s of the OWS movement.”

    Now careful there R. This is that “free from hypocrisy” thing you need to have in order to play. 😆

    And Obama giving up? The sign of a real nail-biter.

  116. As far as the information in 178, it follows my belief that Obama can’t trust anyone around him. I think that just like the Solyndra and Fast and Furious debacles, there is a concerted effort to bring him down politically.

    Obviously, the neocons are still for the most part in charge of our government. I base that theory on our continued misguided foreign policy and enacted legislation. Additionally, there are still MANY unfilled appointments that continued opposition to Obama have kept from being manned.

    It’s a house divided, and no good can come from that.

  117. My next one will be a review of of “Killing Lincoln”, which I finished reading last night.

    Did you enjoy it? Though I watch his program frequently, I’ve never been a huge fan of O’Reilly, because I find him pretty shallow – like Rush said, “Ted Baxter.”

    However, I’d be curious to know your thoughts and look forward to the post.

  118. Poolman, I hear he’s wearing tissue boxes on his feet and saving his urine in mason jars too.

    Sheesh. It’s that nobody can trust Obama, not the other way around. 😆 😆

  119. I think that just like the Solyndra and Fast and Furious debacles, there is a concerted effort to bring him down save Obama’s ass politically.

    FIFY.

    Eric Holder perjured himself before Congress and should be administered his orange jumpsuit immediately, housed with Ben Dover for the next 20 years.

  120. .This from a man who thinks immature Twitter insults constitute “research” into the in’s and out’s of the OWS movement.

    Rutherford,

    I’ve also read their posted “demands”, and read the plaintive mewlings on “We are the 99”. No only is there nothing new there, there is no “there: there (birm). Just some attempted justification for selling us the the same failed idea that equality of condition is both an acheivable and laudable goal, and that “the people” will have to end the greed of others by taking the others’ stuff, if that’s what’s necessary.

  121. Well, two things Tigre. First, I never claimed my Twitter activity to be mature or particularly profound. On the contrary, I’ve told all here who care to listen that Twitter is my visceral in-the-moment self at work. I’ve Tweeted stuff I later regretted. Just as we’ve all said things in the heat of the moment that we later regret. I’ve never used Twitter to advance any theory or deepen any understanding of what is going on. So my criticism of BiW has to do with this notion that because he challenged a few OWS folks on Twitter, he now has some deep knowledge of the movement. Balderdash!

    Second, Obama’s state of mind may or may not have some impact on the election. I say it will be a nail-biter because when his base reads that NY Post article, they get angry with the author and feel sympathy for Obama. It doesn’t make it less likely they will vote for him.

    So, yes … Obama may be exhibiting signs that he’d really rather not do another four years of this AND his supporters will still come out and vote for him.

  122. housed with Ben Dover for the next 20 years.

    As an asSide, I actually know of a guy on LinkedIn named Ben Dover. 🙂 (In fact, it looks like he’s gone to great pains to never use “Ben” but to use “Benjamin” instead. I think that’s recent cos I could’ve sworn he used to just go by Ben.)

  123. I’d like to read it, though I’m still not sure I agree with O’Reilly and most historians viewpoint that Lincoln our greatest President. I rate him second.

    I still think our 1st President the best President, and I say that because Washington, like Lincoln, also had to hold the country together. People forget this country was holding on by a thread, before Washington rallied the troops from what looked like certain failure.

    The fact FDR is rated #3 and somebody like JFK #6 shows me what a joke these “scholarly polls” really are. And Woodrow Wilson at #4? That’s like calling Ryan Leif the #4 greatest NFL player ever. What a joke.

    Personally, I consider Harry Truman far above either one of these house of mirrors.

  124. “I’m hesitant to post this for fear Rutherford and Thorazine John might shallow bleach” – Tex

    I hear the lemon scented stuff goes great with tea. 🙂 This is echo chamber bullcrap, not a source sited. Carter hid in the Rose Garden, consumed by events in Iran and Afghanistan. Obama placed Osama and many of his minions six feet under the garden and now he is on the road engaging the American people. (Something righties rail against every day … “He uses AF 1 like it’s a golf cart, blah, blah, blah.)

  125. Obama placed Osama and many of his minions six feet under the garden and now he is on the road engaging the American people.

    Putting 500% more of our U.S. troops in Afghanistan six feet under than his predecessor too. Engaging the American public in bullshit and more failed economic philosophy.

    If I were you Thorazine John, I’d be getting out my Hillary #1 giant finger. Obama = 0

    Barack HUSSEIN Obama announced tonight: “I shall not seek and I will not accept the nomination of my party as your President.”

  126. People forget this country was holding on by a thread, before Washington rallied the troops from what looked like certain failure.

    Tex, you lost me there. Didn’t Washington do that as General, not as POTUS? Don’t get me wrong, the FIRST of anything has a tough road to hoe and Washington’s decision not to seek a third term or accept President-for-life makes him head and shoulders above the rest. He was the first POTUS to have the option to make the role essentially regal and he rejected that and set a very important precedent.

    FWIW, I like Truman too.

  127. “Had I to do it over again, I might have pursued physics in some capacity because it is the one science that holds my interest.” – Tex

    I’m sure the heaviest burden any physicist carries is that somewhere in their forties or fifties they realize they won’t have time to figure it all out. I’m sure Hawking, brilliant as he is, feels he knows less now than when he started. Perhaps it’s God’s way of teaching us that we can be as bright as the brightest star, but until we use that light to search inside ourselves, we will truly know nothing.

  128. Rutherford, since I guess you would be right technically since Washington became President when? 1787 or 1789? My history is 35 years dated.

    However, since there was no President when Washington was general and the measure of his entire performance was so phenomenal, I do remember from high school the vote to nominate him President was unanimous, I guess I always consider him the defacto President from the Declaration onward…and I admit a bias to our Founders.

    Guess I am measuring by his life’s work.

    Like I said, it’s only my opinion. It’s like trying to pick between two great athletes of a different generation. Can I rate them 1 and 1A? 🙂

  129. And I’ll be fair in my Republican assessment too Rutherford. Eisenhower was a war hero (so were many others) and if you believe my parents, there was never a better time to be alive in America during the 50s. Your parents would obviously disagree for obvious reasons.

    But what did Eisenhower accomplish of such noble worth besides our interstate system to be considered a top 5-10 candidate?

  130. If I were you Thorazine John, I’d be getting out my Hillary #1 giant finger- Tex

    I have one of those, but it’s not the finger you’re thinking of … or maybe it is. 🙂

  131. “Rutherford, since I guess you would be right technically since Washington became President when? 1787 or 1789? My history is 35 years dated.” – Tex

    1789, after the Constitution was created. Until then the states were run under Congress, empowered by the articles of conf. Could you imagine that Tex? The nation run by Congress with no executive? K-Street wet dream.

  132. “I’ve Tweeted stuff I later regretted.”

    First, I don’t recall one you distance yourself from on this blog. You still stick with our Tucson shooter who was encouraged to go on a killing spree because of the violent rhetoric employed by the right — er, left now at the OWS.

    “So my criticism of BiW has to do with this notion that because he challenged a few OWS folks on Twitter, he now has some deep knowledge of the movement. Balderdash!”

    Second, you get all of your information and opinions from MSNBC. I wouldn’t crow about your sources that can’t force itself to comment on Solyndra, F F& killing a US citizen or anything that might besmirch the Messiah.

    Third, you better be informed with OWS positions and be prepared to defend them. So far you’ve avoided that by hypocritically screaming “hypocrisy.” I double dog dare you to accept the tea party “message” for the same reasons you’ve offered here and at BiC’s place — “this is democracy you hypocrite” (as though scoffing at them isn’t also part of the democratic process. Unless you’re asking that we refer to all of the OWS as anti-semitic like your window on the world does with those “racist” tea baggers.

    “I say it will be a nail-biter because when his base reads that NY Post article, they get angry with the author and feel sympathy for Obama.”

    Fourth, the same way they want to come out in droves to support “the underdog.” Good luck with that.

    I got to fourth, you only got to second! Now where’s that fucking post that puts us all in our place. 😆

  133. The nation run by Congress with no executive? K-Street wet dream.

    If the executive were named Barack Hussein Obama and became the national persona non grata, a new holiday of liberation from bondage. Bonus if they threw him out of the door by the nape of the neck upon exit.

    That onion booty sleeping beside him, assuming they share the same bed which is a big assumption as I suspect Obama is sleeping the house boy after a few midnight lines, would tilt the bed about 45 degrees.

  134. “assumed O’Reilly had written fiction. He’s an historian now? Will wonders never cease!” R

    He has a B.A. in history -BIW

    Says he. I want to see the documentation. 🙂 … Booth did it …in the balcony … with a loofah.

  135. 1789, after the Constitution was created. Until then the states were run under Congress, empowered by the articles of conf. Could you imagine that Tex? The nation run by Congress with no executive? K-Street wet dream.

    Not really, since the Congress was weak and didn’t have any real taxing authority with which to buy those sweet, sweet votes.

    The states still called all of the shots, which is one of the reasons for the Consititutional Convention being convened in the first place.

  136. One veteran Democratic campaign operative put it more bluntly when asked to assess Obama’s approach: “He just hates politics and politicians.”

    At the heart of that ill will is a belief that Obama has been a fair-weather friend to congressional Democrats [you’re kidding me, ed.] (and most of the party’s elected officials), using them [like Rutherford, ed.] when necessary (like now) and ignoring them the rest of the time [Poolman needs to be ignored, ed.].

    Implosion about to occur in 3…2…1. Brackie goes it alone. Not that I blame him. If I were surrounded by Hairless Reid, Nanzi Pelosi, and the Onion Booty, I’d by depressed and go at alone too. I’d send Onion off to Belize with the kids and mutt.

    ——-

    Is the Washington Post also a hatchet job “R”? 🙂

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/obama-the-loner/2011/10/10/gIQAF2u8ZL_blog.html

    That boy needs some real friends. Should I call up Obama for a beer summit?

  137. That onion booty sleeping beside him, assuming they share the same bed which is a big assumption as I suspect Obama is sleeping the house boy after a few midnight lines, would tilt the bed about 45 degrees.

    That comment fully deserves “George Bush killed 3000 of his own citizens” as a retort. If you’re gonna keep talking really nasty smack about the POTUS, again demonstrating your respect for the office, then I say

    Poolman, have at it!!!!

  138. That boy needs some real friends. Should I call up Obama for a beer summit?

    Tex, where you’re concerned, I’m sure Obama would say “with friends like you, who needs enemas?”

  139. That comment fully deserves “George Bush killed 3000 of his own citizens” as a retort. If you’re gonna keep talking really nasty smack about the POTUS, again demonstrating your respect for the office, then I say

    Poolman, have at it!!!!

    My respect for the office? 😆 Going for the real crusher, hey? Not a finger!!!

    Since when haven’t you encouraged The Rock to have at it? Respect for the office. 😆 Now you’re going for the jugular. Your threat reminded me so much of this classic scene from perhaps the funniest movie ever made.

  140. Tex, sometimes, no matter how much you infuriate me, you do crack me up. That Christmas Story scene is classic. And come to think of it, I do resemble the Dad in that story on a daily basis. I’m always cursing about something or other. I’ve even accused my wife of doing stuff just to rob me of my pleasures, ala the leg lamp. 🙂

  141. Rutherford, I think the reason that movie tickles me so much, is I see so much of myself in The Old Man too. Those two were so funny in that movie, that I’ve seen it 50 times at least, and I still crack up every time I watch it. My wife bought me a can of Simoniz one Christmas from one of the lines in the movie. The neighbors were funny, the kids were funny, the lines were funny, the villains were funny, and even the role characters were funny. Did you know the producer and the author played small parts in the flick, and even they are funny?

    Between A Christmas Story and Animal House, I do think those are the two funniest movies of all time.

    I’m just giving you a hard time about Obama. Do you really think I believe he sleeps with the house boy, after snorting coke? 😆 Truth be known, though I want Obama in the outhouse in the worst way because I hate his politics, he’s the most likable of the characters in charge. I’d shoot hoops or golf with him, even give him jazz while doing it.

    Speaking of Christmas story, remember this scene? This actually happened to us one Thanksgiving, only it was a pie and our hounds who got took the food. My wife started crying in between laughing, but I couldn’t help but laugh when I found the pie tin laying in the backyard. My labs lips were purple. 😆 😆

  142. For Christmas movies I like “Christmas Vacation”, but funny in general, “A Fish Called Wanda” and “Get Shorty” … Ray Bones -“EG, IE, f*ck you …” That sh*it’s funny.

  143. Funny what people find humorous. I thought Get Shorty was pretty weak, and A Fish called Wanda had some funny parts, but overall more weird than funny. To each their own, I guess. A Christmas Story I suppose was my type of humor and every scene was funny, and Animal House classic Belushi with a fabulous supporting cast. Of course, I was in college and in a fraternity, so the timing was perfect.

    But I watched Animal House recently and still found it funny.

    American Graffiti, The Longest Yard (1974 version), Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Tin Men. Those were funny. I Love Lucy still makes me laugh, as do some of the Don Knotts skits and All in the Family.

    And the Carol Burnett show, especially Tim Conway and Harvey Korman, plus Vicki Lawrence – now those were funny.

  144. A gutless center fielder with a penchant for constantly striking out as a lead off hitter.

    🙂 Hey, no matter what happens from here on out Rabbit, the fact Detroit beat New York will always warm my heart.

    I saw where they had lost. Series isn’t over yet and now they go to Detroit.

  145. Bill Cosby stuff always cracked me up. I had an album I listened to growing up. To Russel, my brother, whom I slept with. It would crack me up every single time, even though I already knew the all the lines. Cosby’s relentless.

    I love all the Monty Python and the Mel Brooks stuff.

  146. ROTFLMAO!!! Sometimes I can be so thick. BiW posted a link on his blog for my “benefit” apparently attributed to Bill Ayers. In the ultimate brain fart, I misread the URL as “billpayers.wordpress.com” and went on to read the article not noticing in big letters at the top, the name Bill Ayers.

    Oh well …. senility has apparently started its nasty infestation. I hope I won’t be babbling incoherently while eating pudding in another 10 years. (No comments from the peanut gallery.)

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