The Next Step for the NAACP

Never have I been more embarrassed to be a black man than in the immediate aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.  Particularly if you watched liberal news outlets like MSNBC you were treated to a parade of intelligent successful, dare I say articulate, black men and women bemoaning how awful mean old whitey has made things for them and theirs. In my opinion it cheapens all their great successes and the hard work they have put in to get where they are.

Chief among the offended is the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). From the emails I get from them, it appears that the organization is really interested in “Advancement of Colored People by White People”. Most every communication I get involves getting the government to stop mean old whitey from taking advantage of poor black folk  You know what gang? It gets old. What happened to people owning their own destiny? What struck me about the Zimmerman/Martin dust-up was black’s refusal to take any ownership for what happened to Trayvon Martin. If you listened to the black narrative, echoed by well-meaning but badly deluded liberal white journalists, you would think that George Zimmerman saw Trayvon and shot him right off the bat — or worse, shot him in the back as Trayvon was running away. You would think Trayvon was a small child about the age of 13 with a bag of Skittles. To listen to the popular liberal narrative, you would never know that Trayvon was a kid suspended twice from school, a full 17 years of age with a height and weight appropriate for that age, who punched George Zimmerman in the face. The narrative that is not spoken is  that George deserved an ass-whupping for hassling the kid. Trayvon  represented decades of collective  pent-up black  oppression that burst forth on George Zimmerman. George was getting a righteous beat-down and had no right to shoot in self-defense.

I have a suggestion for Ben Jealous, head of the NAACP. Invite Bill Cosby over for lunch and have a nice long talk. You see, Cosby has long advocated blacks cleaning up their own act before crying foul. Instead of inspiring a movement of self-motivation and ownership, Cosby has gotten heat for his comments.  The following is a spliced and diced version of Cosby’s remarks to the NAACP in 2004 on the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, that has circulated on the Internet for some time:

They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English. I can’t even talk the way these people talk…

Why you ain’t

Where you is

What he drive

Where he stay

Where he work

Who you be…

And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.

And then I heard the father talk.

Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.

In fact, you will never get any kind of job making a decent living. People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we’ve got these knuckleheads walking around.

The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.

These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what??

And they won’t spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.

I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.

Where were you when he was 2??

Where were you when he was 12??

Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn’t know that he had a pistol??

And where is the father?? Or, who is his father?

People putting their clothes on backward, isn’t that a sign of something gone wrong?

People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn’t that a sign of something?

Or, are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up?

Isn’t it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?

What part of Africa did this come from??

We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans. They don’t know a thing about Africa .
With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person’s problem.

We have got to take the neighborhood back.

People used to be ashamed. Today, a woman has eight children with eight different ‘husbands’ — or men or whatever you call them now.

We have millionaire football players who cannot read.

We have million-dollar basketball players who can’t write two paragraphs.

We, as black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal- Mart with seven kids… you are hurting us.

We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.

We cannot blame the white people any longer.

The full text of Cosby’s speech can be found here.

Whenever I’ve taken this tack, I am reminded that it is wrong to single out blacks for this. There are plenty of whites behaving ignorantly as well. But it isn’t a winning strategy to defend one’s ignorance with the excuse “white people do it too”.

So here is the bottom line for Ben Jealous. Start spreading Cosby’s message. Start telling parents that if your kid uses the N word in his Twitter handle there is something wrong. Tell parents that if your kid is caught with jewelry from an unknown source and a screw driver in his backpack, there is something wrong. Tell them that for as long as pot is illegal, getting caught with it at school ain’t cool.

There is a photo hitting the Internet now courtesy of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

blacklifematters

The NAACP can help make sure that this child’s life does matter by advocating a good education and proper behavioral role models for the kid. Blacks kill each other in urban centers throughout the country on a daily basis. Do we demonstrate through this behavior that black life matters to us? Everyone from the outraged MSNBC commentator to the President himself has tried to turn Trayvon Martin into a hero. The best way the NAACP can make a hero out of Trayvon Martin is to dedicate itself to creating fewer of him.

The Race Speech Part Deux

Last Friday Barack Obama made an impromptu 17 minute speech on race in America vis-a-vis Trayvon Martin and the Zimmerman verdict. Two things struck out at me:

Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.

Really? Let’s put aside the young Obama’s fondness for pot. Yes he and Trayvon had that in common (oh God — I’m echoing Sean Hannity, there is some nasty karma coming my way). But please tell me — if Twitter had existed 35 years ago would Obama really have been No_Limit_Nigga? Would Obama have been suspended twice from school for serious infractions? Would Obama have been involved in striking a bus driver? To put it another way, do we really think Trayvon was headed for President one day? Not without a serious course correction, that’s for damn sure. So who are we fooling here? Are we really making Trayvon the yardstick by which we judge our outstanding young black men?

There are very few African American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off.

Time to queue Maya Wiley on an MSNBC special:

i have had the woman clutch their purses. and i do want to say that what he didn’t say, white women clutch their purses. i mean, we’re not talking about black women getting in an elevator. that’s what’s so racialized about it.

Maya is President and Founder of the ironically named Center for Social Inclusion. I have seen Maya on several different shows in the past week and I get the distinct impression she has a certain dislike for white people. So what kind of inclusion is she interested in? Maya wants to make clear that Obama is referring to white women in his “elevator” comment.  Allow me to let Maya in on a little secret.

Obama’s car locks clicking reference resonated with me. You know why? It was not because it has ever happened to me while walking across the street. Granted I am light enough to pass for white and physically disabled so that might be unlikely. It resonated with me because as a boy, when my Dad was driving through Harlem, my Mom — my very black Mom — would urge my father to roll up the windows and make sure the car doors were locked. It resonated with me because my Dad — my very black Dad — would arrive to work in a ghetto school extra early so he could park close to the building to avoid being mugged — again — by a black hoodlum. It resonated with me because in high school when I was sitting next to a girl I wanted to impress, I became mortified when some jive talking fool swaggered into the room and I was afraid of guilt by racial association.

This is the little dirty secret that Maya doesn’t want you to know. Black women clutch their purse a bit tighter and hold their breath when a brother enters the elevator, unless of course the dude is dressed professionally and doesn’t appear threatening. Black people with the capacity and the will, get the hell out of all black neighborhoods for fear of crime like my grandparents did in the 1970’s. Many black people are mortified by the behavior of some of their brothers and sisters. Not many of us have the guts to say it publicly because our honesty gives fodder to virulent bigots who use our comments to come to the wrong conclusions.

They say that the first step to fixing a problem is admitting you have one. Blacks have a public relations problem in large part due to our own behavior and what we tolerate from our own people. We white-wash Trayvon Martin instead of admitting what a terribly flawed young man he was. We get defensive about “star witness” Rachel Jeantel instead of mourning the fact that the young woman cannot write or read cursive handwriting and is at least one year behind in school.

Barack’s second speech on race since he became a public figure puts his first speech (defending Reverend Jeremiah Wright) into a new perspective. Liberals loved both speeches. But both speeches basically come down to “white people, you just don’t understand”. Both speeches either defend or ignore ignorant and inflammatory behavior.

What saddens me most about the aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict and President Obama’s speech is that it didn’t inspire the “conversation about race” that really needs to occur, the conversation among black people to take control of our reputation, clean up our act, and be a shining beacon of victory over oppression — not because white folks changed but because WE changed and made our lives better.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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250 thoughts on “The Next Step for the NAACP

  1. Rutherford – I came to the conclusion twenty years ago that white people can’t help black people. The moment a white person criticizes any black person or any part of the black culture, he’s a racist and nobody wants to hear a single word he says.

    No, only black folks can do something about the very bad place that black folks inhabit these days, and it takes serious and repeated criticism by somebody like you or Cosby, someone who understands the black perspective, yet won’t put up with the whining and excuses for what is, in the final analysis, nothing more than inexcusable bad behavior.

    If misery’s company is any consolation, you should go back to visit where I grew up; if there were ever a place of decay and despair, it’s southern West Virginia. They say the first procedure in getting dried out is to admit that you are a drunk; in that respect, your people are far ahead of mine.

  2. Yet PF I heard an interesting comment a day or so ago that poor Appalachians don’t view themselves as victims and that does seem to distinguish them from blacks.

  3. R – Now you have my interest piqued. I’m not being sarcastic here; I’m dead serious: do a lot (or most) black folks think they are victims? How do you see most black people’s POV on America?

    (If R gives a real and truthful answer, it would be nice if nobody piles on; I confess I am baffled by the “black experience.”)

  4. Yesterday, I was called a racist for calling some of the black hoodlums in CA tearing things up after the Trayvon™ verdict, thugs. Yes, thug is now the new tacit word whites use for “nigger”, though I wasn’t aware of that fact until yesterday. 🙄

    Rutherford, since this can also be construed as racist, but since you’re not a “thug” and your mother “profiled” (smart woman) 😉

    Perhaps you should make it your mission to become the Bill Cosby of the internet. As long as there are men like you in the black community willing to admit to obvious truth and willing to clean up the yard, there’s a chance albeit a small one, America might actually be able to engage in real racial dialogue. But until there are more Bill Cosby types and fewer racialists like Eugene Robinson/Melissa Harris, not going to happen. And many whites I now know, myself included, laugh at being called racist. The term racist has now been rendered moot.

    But as long as the grievance hustlers are given quarter, not going to happen. You ought to make it your mission to take them on.

  5. i did something to be proud of. I unintentinaly herded a Swede at the other blog. Someone with no name attacked me after a fairly congenial discussion. Of course, i bit back and revued a little history of how it was, including Jean’s attempt to vote me off. Later, they decided Pfessor and another ought to go.

    I also reviewed how Jean admitted to smuggling contraband ( three Greek olive seeds) into the US.

    That “Swede” actually spent a lot of time reviewing the archives. I also twice called her stupid through her actions. Pfessor dumped on anon and so far, no one has jumped on Jean’s band wagon.

    Its a pity, because we will leave later today or tomorrow the help with our grand daughter and our daughter after minor surgery.

    She wrote i am full of shadenfreude, and I am.

    Suppose you are walking down an empty street around midnight.

    Four black men rapidly walk toward you from behind
    Four white men…
    Four Asians
    Four women

    How do you react? Why?

    Rutherford, you don’t need to feel embarassed for what others do any more than I need to be embarrassed by tingles the talk show host.

  6. Well thought out and put together post, Rutherford. I think blacks have been told they are victims for so long they believe it, at least the ones that accept that role. It can happen within all races and cultures. We are really all victims, if we allow ourselves to be. In many ways we are victims of the state. At times where the rubber meets the road.. The divide is getting greater between the top and the bottom with only hot air filling the gap.

  7. PF I live in an integrated nbrhood and have never lived in a black one. My views are less informed from “the black experience” whatever that is than from the HUMAN experience.

    How blacks got here is a long and complex trail with definitely nasty contributions along the way from the white power structure.

    But there comes a time when you’ve got to stop making excuses. Eventually the past has to be in the past or there is no future.

    It’s blown my mind this past week just how much blacks have sat in front of white talk show hosts and nodded as they (I.e. Chris Matthews) say “tell me how hard it is for you darkie”.

    I’m fed up with it. Black pride (an old concept from my childhood) consists of getting a goddam job, putting the bitch/ho music away and fighting for your life.

    I’m just fed up and the post-Z stuff brought me to a boil.

    P.S. what is anyone going to DO to make sure that little boy in my piece doesn’t get killed by a gangbanger? Not a goddam thing.

  8. Probably the most honest thing I have seen your write Rutherford. Also not a great deal I can disagree with.

    I have had the experience, a negative one for the most part, on this debate page I am on to have dozens of debates with many different black people, probably approaching a 100 men and women, both teenagers and adults and elderly.

    What has amazed me is how barbaric these people are when it comes to certain things. Otherwise reasonable people on many other debate topics, but when it came to Travon, these otherwise reasonable people turned savage. It gave me a very interesting glimpse into the black culture that I often guessed at but rarely got to experience first hand.

    Less than 1% would ever consider saying what you have said here. They went on and on about “getting there OWN.” Now the pure materialistic nature of these people aside, what really struck me was that 95% of them saw violence as a justifiable and even necessary means to an end. Half of these I would go so far as to say would prefer a violent solution.

    Bottom line these are not the kind of people that can be helped in my opinion. These past couple of months talking to these people has lead me to the conclusion that not only can I not help, but for my own well being I should segregate myself and my family from them altogether. Not because of racist reasons, but rather necessity. With 6% of the population doing 50% of the murders, how can I justifiably allow my family to be expose to them?

  9. Noah – I don’t think black folks have any monopoly on violence. White folks have shown themselves to be at least as barbaric, and a helluva lot more organized and therefore deadly. 40-50 million dead in WWII? 15 mil or so dead in the Soviet Union after WWII? Compared to us, black folks are pikers. We’re just better in polite company.

  10. I guess I read what your saying, and on a national scale you are probably right. But in the family home, one on one, in the street, I think there is no comparison.

  11. Even so I am not trying to have a dick waving contest nor am I saying it is exclusive nor does it need to be for my observations to be valid.

  12. Noah I can’t sign up for your conclusion if I understood it correctly. You don’t write off individuals because they belong to a group that you’ve written off.

    This past week has made me very pessimistic about the outlook for blacks in America for the reasons stated in this piece. Still I judge everyone I meet as individuals (black or not).

  13. “95% of them saw violence as a justifiable and even necessary means to an end. Half of these I would go so far as to say would prefer a violent solution”

    While I don’t personally favor violence I might at least understand if they wanted to strike out at their perceived oppressor. What puzzles me is they ruin their own neighborhoods. They kill folks who look like they do.

    So even their violence makes no sense sociologically.

  14. I wonder if the Jessie Jackson’s and the Al Sharpton’s and Obama’s of the world were really there to help the black community, why do I never hear them talking about what the real problem is? 73% of children born in the black community are from unmarried parents. The annihilation of the family is why blacks are poverty stricken. It has nothing or very little to do with white oppression. We don’t make them have children to grow up in fatherless homes. We don’t force them to listen to the gangster rap and we don’t force them to deal and do drugs. These are all choices that contribute to the perpetual poverty that plagues the black community, and it is a choice they made. Crime by black men is 10 x that of white and hispanic males combined. Its time the blame be placed where it is due.

  15. There are other thoughts running through my head that didn’t make it in the already long piece.

    For example for the first time I’m seeing a parallel between blacks and Muslims. (No I’m not referring to Black Muslims).

    So called moderate Muslims sit by while their nutjob brethren wreak havoc all over the world. Similarly sensible blacks either sit silent or worse, make excuses for their nutty brethren.

    Cosby says this when he asks is there no shame anymore?

  16. Maybe I’m having a bad week and this next comment will really screw the pooch but it occurs to me that there is more dignity and courage in being a slave than in being a ghetto thug. 😦

  17. I won’t go so far as to cast aspersions on the motives of Jackson Jealous and Sharpton. I will give them the bennie of the doubt that they think they are helping.

    What I don’t get is why personal responsibility is almost never part of the equation.

  18. Excellent post Rutherford! You touch on. Lot of points many of the same ones I’ve been dwelling on in my sparse spare moments of late. For example:
    Why doesn’t the black community pick better “poster child’s”?. Seriously folks you can’t tell me somewhere across this nation a male or female of color hasn’t met their demise and that they are far more worthy knowing what happened and caring about it. Trayvon isn’t a catalyst for a solution he is the epitome of the problem.

    I consider myself kind of blessed to have had such the level of exposure to “black America” that I have. Even with that though I can’t walk a mile in their shoes ultimately. I’ve been deep in the hood in parts of Boston and in Harlem. I’ve had times I was the only white dot for blocks upon blocks and I can tell you that is a humbling and teachable moment. I’ve had times where I’ve been welcomed and treated fine in these circumstances,other times not so much and with violence even and still others where things were not the best and folks were visibly hurt,embarrassed and apologetic about it all,like they bore responsibility for the local “nigger” who didn’t like me being around.
    I feel myself getting ready to ramble and I really shouldn’t. R really good post,thanks for sharing I mean that with full sincerity.

  19. I will amend my previous statement having watched this. I would given even consideration to a Conservative black.

  20. NYC is so screwed Rutherford, I don’t even follow it anymore. I know Weiner is still sending wiener pics, but I don’t know who he is even running against. Wasn’t he your man there for a while? 😉 I thought Elliot #9 was the opponent.

    But frankly, I don’t care. Another 9/11 happens in Manhattan and I’ll change to the channel to the ballgame. I don’t even like those maggots making a show when they came down to Moore, OK, to help. Leave them in NYC. They didn’t do shit besides pose for the camera and lift a few branches. I know that from the emergency help that was there. Utter phonies.

    I actually have more hope for the black community than I do the Dimocratic Party. Seriously. There’s still a measure of good black men that don’t succumb to the pressures – you have the potential to be one of those Rutherford, but you can apply the next step logically. Therefore, it won’t happen I predict. But as long as there are still a few good men and women, there is always hope. But it’s hard to carry that message when the limousine liberals of the MSM is so invested in stoking the race flames.

  21. If you want to know why Matt Drudge may be the most powerful man on the internet, you have to understand just how clever he can be.

    I just saw this headline in reference to Tony Weiner…

    BALLS TO THE WALL COVERAGE…

    😆 😆

  22. By the way, I second Alfie’s comment. This was your best post and most truthful post I’ve read here in 5 years. Not just because it agreed with my assessment, but because it took some real balls to post it. Takes some courage to lay yourself out there with the risk of being labeled Uncle Tom.

    I admire you for that.

    Nice job…

  23. Crisis of faith?

    I’m trying to put my finger on why this event has caused reflection on the problems with personal responsibility in the black community. I’ve now heard from several black friends raising similar concerns and observations.

    Why now? The futility/absurdity?

  24. 12 I agree with you Pfessor, but don’t forget another white war, battle of jihadism and the Western culture. Genetics show that in spite of darker skin, Arabs are genetically closer to northern Europeans than Japanese are to Southeast Asians.

    I agree with you in 21 Rutherford. It takes courage to flaunt the dominant culture, as Bill Cosby knows after he makes one of his statements.

    How about a Carlos Danger-Holder ticket?

  25. I was at an adult Internet conference several years ago and on one of the “social media” panels, the topic of men’s sending women pictures of their penises came up. One of the panelists, a woman, said, “Why would they do that, by way of introduction? No woman wants to talk to a dick.”

    Everybody just hooted. It must be a man thing: ” Yep, I’ll just show her my crank and she’ll get so turned on, it’s a sure thing!” LOL

    Jeezus, sometimes it’s just embarrassing…

  26. Ha Ha!!. The Daily Mail reported that the family Zimmerman helped rescue if afraid the mob will next attack them.

  27. It seems Trayvon™’s dad is now getting the limelight. Is he just another pawn to drive an agenda? Let’s pass a little more signature legislation, add a few more teeth to this beast? Maybe another case of don’t let a crisis, concocted or otherwise, go to waste? Is SH losing its relevance already? This stuff is so predictable. Where’s Joe the plumber nowadays?

    Every time I hear O give a speech anymore he reminds me of a salesman representing a product that no longer has any validity. It’s like he’s selling me 8 tracks or encyclopedias or magazines. Then I listen to McCain or Boehner or Lindsey and always feel a little like puking a little. I think I’m developing an aversion to anyone in a tie, especially if it’s a blue or red one.

  28. Detroit council supports calls for federal investigation of possible civil rights charges against George Zimmerman

    😆 Unbelievable.

    Let’s face it. Detroit got exactly what it deserved and the people that put these clowns in office got exactly what they deserve and are beyond help. The only question is, which “progressive” city is next.

    Exhibit #1 – the Detroit City Council as menace to society.

  29. Every time I hear O give a speech anymore he reminds me of a salesman representing a product that no longer has any validity. It’s like he’s selling me 8 tracks or encyclopedias or magazines.

    I was thinking the exact same thing today when I heard Obama spinning the 33LP stylus on the economy record. Snore. This moron will never get it. Worse, the young dummies in attendance have no idea the massive transfer of wealth to the boomers at their expense starting in three months.

    Liberal Arts majors in college and Obama deserve each other.

    Obama – the Detroit of Presidents.

  30. I don’t think he’s got 8 years of material. I don’t care how good his writers are. O’s shtick has jumped the shark.

  31. Tex normally your new avatar might have pissed me off but I really should co-opt it as the lead photo on this piece. Absolutely dead on.

    Back when he said “if I had a son he’d look like Trayvon” the phrase should have ended “… and he’d be headed for jail”.

    I’d like a reporter to ask O whether Trayvon is a role model for Sasha and Malia.

    Someone wrote that his latest race speech was beneath the dignity of the presidency. Damn fucking right.

  32. Barack Obama is beneath the dignity of the presidency. He always has been.

    Division and campaigning (which he does interchangeably) are literally ALL the man knows how to do.

    He’d be great as the DNC chair. He knows how to get people motivated…which is what that position does. But he is not the man to lead this country. And he never was.

    It’s unfortunate that it has taken this long for so many of his supporters to even begin to realize that.

  33. Letter to my congressman, who voted yesterday to allow the NSA to continue its surveillance:

    ‘Sir: I am very disappointed in your vote to allow the NSA to continue blanket monitoring of US citizens. If there were ever a case of violation of the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, this is it. Just in case you would like a refresher, the Fourth Amendment (part of the Bill of Rights) reads as follows:

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

    I don’t think blanket surveillance meets the standard for “describing the place to be searched,” nor have there been valid warrants issued upon “oath or affirmation.”

    Just thought you’d appreciate a little reminder of what the document says that you have sworn to uphold.’

    Don’t think these people are blind to opinion; they follow it very carefully. If we do nothing, we deserve what we get.

  34. No offense meant to you “R” about Obama in the hoodie, but once again, Barack the Demagogue deserves to be mocked. He interjected himself into the dialogue when he mentioned Trayvon™ would look like his son.

    That’s right. So would the four black thugs in Baltimore who beat the Hispanic while crying, “This is for Trayvon™.”

    I actually commend you for this post – took some guts to speak truth, because I am sure the race hustlers will condemn you because you’re not playing shoeshine boy for them.

    Maybe I’ll grab your picture and put a halo around your head – make that my gravatar. 🙂

    Don’t worry. I wouldn’t dare.

  35. I heard a discussion about the spy vote on Coast to Coast early this morning. Their opinion was that our legislators, like Obama are disregarding the Constitution and this is another step toward a police state.

    Our government is doing to us what it started with the Taliban. The host and his guest said the government hasn’t killed or blackmailed us–yet.

    Our food pantry had a near record of 41 customers last evening. Obama hasn’t pivoted as he promised. Obama operates according to his nature. I blame the press for mischaracterising him from the beginning. and for trying to lynch Zimmerman. Now, the networks ignore the Christians who are being murdered in the Mid East.

    Sadly, Obama will leave office, but the near treasonous reporters will remain.

    We will probably be in Omaha after tonight. Our daughter says Baby is smiling. Doctors didn’t think she would be able to do that this early.

  36. I haven’t read the article yet but just for the record: I come very close to “hating” Sarah Palin and Michelle Malkin. Whittle Bill turns my stomach also.

    For some reason I’m amused by Ann Coulter. She’s a ten year old pushing buttons to get attention.

    To quote Obama if I had a son he’d be like Ann Coulter. 🙂

  37. Whittle turns your stomach because you’re watching the Left narrative melt every time Whittle turns on the camera. 😉 While he may turn your stomach, I’ve noted you’ve never been able to bust him either.

    Nobody demonstrates the platitudes and lies, deception and distortions, grievance hustling and deflection of the Left better than Bill Whittle.

    That Trayvon™ video I provided is the best I’ve seen at busting all the myths, distortions and lies of the MSM. Did you know about ‘Lean’ before that video, if you watched it? Did you know that Trayvon™ had advertised his taste for it on Twitter? Did you know that was exactly the ingredients little angel Trayvon™ was carrying when he innocently was going for some candy and fruit drink, before gunned down by a madman ‘White’ Hispanic?

    I certainly didn’t. But it sure puts things in perspective about where Trayvon™ was headed and you have acknowledged.

  38. Gotta agree with Tex. You might be turned off by Whittles mannerisms (I kind of do too), but he generally nails it.

    The Coulter piece is about one page. Give it a glance. I’d like your thoughts.

    I was reminded yesterday of the story about the white baby shot in his stroller in Brunswick Georgia (near our coast) by two young black youths when the baby’s mother couldn’t produce money in their attempted mugging.

    No Obama, no press, no outrage. . . crickets.

    Instead, that illiterate zipperhead-Jeantel-dumbshit is being paraded around by some of the MSMS (MSNBC of course) as some like some kind of folk hero, and Trayvon’s dad is trying to use the false image created of his son as a rally cry of some kind (for what I don’t know). No shortage of coverage and interest there.

    Is it that things are so out of whack that’s caused you to change your tune? I am really curious.

  39. And, the “lean a/k/a “purple drank” Trayvon was really after in his trip to the quickie mart was known a long time ago and pointed out to me by some bothers. I mentioned it here. That too was deliberately ignored by the same folks that educated me on it when it got down to the Zimmerman lynching we were witnessing together.

  40. BTW R, I am referring to the substance of this post as the change in tune. I know you slammed the media bullshit some time ago. However, as long as I’ve commented here, you have resisted the concept of personal responsibility angle to the racial issues facing the urban black community in favor of victimhood and white atonement.

  41. DIVIDER-IN-CHIEF (Remember our Post-Racial President?)

    “Only 52 percent of whites and 38 percent of blacks have a favorable opinion of race relations in the country, according to the poll, which has tracked race relations since 1994 and was conducted in mid-July by Hart Research Associations and Public Opinion Strategies. That’s a sharp drop from the beginning of Obama’s first term, when 79 percent of whites and 63 percent of blacks held a favorable view of American race relations. . . . The increased division is a long way from the hope for improved race relations that fueled and accompanied Obama’s 2008 victory.”

    I was fairly surprised 52% of whites had a favorable opinion. The only ones I know that are satisfied are the race baiters, grievance hustlers, liberal academia types on their crusade of white guilt – excusing themselves, of course.

  42. “No Obama, no press, no outrage. . . crickets.”

    Obama doesn’t comment on local crime stories (if the perpetrator is black).

  43. “Trayvon’s dad is trying to use the false image created of his son as a rally cry of some kind (for what I don’t know).”

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  44. “If you’ve got the IRS operating in anything less than a neutral and non-partisan way, then that is outrageous, it is contrary to our traditions. And people have to be held accountable, and it’s got to be fixed.” – Barack Obama, May 13, 2013

    “With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.” – Barack Obama, July 24, 2013

  45. Only in 2013 NYC could the lesbian candidate for Mayor look like the traditional one.

    Nicole Wallace put it very well today. Put aside the technology. Wiener is a compulsive flasher. The Internet is just his raincoat.

  46. “Huma and Hillary are two of a kind, power hungry women who know EXACTLY who they married. Lets stop the pity party.”

    It’s worse than just pity…they are seen as strong, “brave” women.

    I asked my wife if she would be so “brave” and accepting under the same circumstances, or if she would be a coward and put her foot up my ass and she advised me not to try and find out!

  47. What truly amazes me is how many of these liberals like Clinton, Weiner, Spitzer have absolutely no shame, and still are married to doormats willing to be used for a shot at their own fame, I guess. I just have to surmise it is worth being used to live large. I’d be too embarrassed to walk out the door.

    These three marriages have to be a sham and a front. This can’t be about love. I’ve never met women who would tolerate what the spouses of those listed have put up with. It really makes you wonder if these people, men and women, are even stable.

    Fact, I’m beginning to wonder about a lot of these politicians that many of them must be psychotic/sociopathic. I think that demonstrates just how low this country has sunk.

    I was embarrassed that Mark Sanford made a comeback into politics. Worse, people nominated him as the Republican candidate. But at least Jenny Sanford had the sense and the class to tell Sanford to take a flying leap. If I ever did something like that to my wife, I couldn’t even look her in the eye, much less ask her to cover for me. In fact, that suggestion wouldn’t cross my mind.

    What the hell is wrong with people anymore?

  48. “You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty. But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.”

    But with that said…

    “George Zimmerman got away with murder”

    The evidence says he was innocent.

    The law says he was innocent.

    The jury said he was innocent.

    But he still got away with murder.

    Says the only black juror in his trial.

    Go look at the picture at that link. The woman is clearly black. But how does the media label her?

    “Maddy, 36, is Puerto Rican….”

    Zimmerman wasn’t “Peruvian”, he was a “white Hispanic.” But this juror isn’t a “black Hispanic”, she’s “Puerto Rican.”

  49. Remember, Rutherford said Mark Sanford was different because it was true love. 🙄 Never mind responsibilities, when this bug named love takes over succunbing can’t be helped. Pfffttt. It’s a selfish act, one that should not get through to your own defenses. Only by entertaining the thoughts do you get suckered in. I think it more lustlike than love. But again, folks don’t really understand love. I blame that on the media and our education.

    Men like Clinton, Spitzer and Petraus were set up, their weaknesses played by others to bring them down. Some pols think they are a gift to humanity and that emboldens them to do rash and risky things. There has always been a high level of deviance going on within governmental bodies. We are given chosen tidbits that hardly reveal the depths of evil. They protect their own and threaten all. Everyone big wave at the Bohemian Grove deviants.

  50. Headline at Drudge: POLL: Weiner goes soft…

    😆 😆 😆

    Drudge is having a field day with this schmuck. Why 20 years ago didn’t I think of being Matt Drudge? No foresight whatsoever. And that job would be a blast.

  51. I had also read some time ago about the skittles iced tea drug concoction and found it a bit far fetched. Why he’d be mixing up a batch at his dads gf’s house is beyond me.

    There was enough sad truth to Trayvon’s life for me not to need to go to the “drank” or whatever it’s called.

  52. Sorry Huck, Peggy Noonan notwithstanding I’m still thinking the IRS thing is a big nothing burger.

    When Issa himself backs down after being exposed by Cummings there is no there there.

  53. The fact you think the IRS “thing” is big nothing reveals to me no matter how good this post was, and it was good, you’re never going to get it. Man, you’re way wrong.

    That IRS “thingy” is the most ruthless, mob like shakedown I have ever witnessed in my lifetime from a United States Gov’t. Far more egregious than anything Obama and Holder have done previously – and those sins are numerous. Nothing short of fascism and tyranny. Abuse and misuse of power of the worst sort.

    And all I can say is there will come a day you will regret being so nonchalant about all of these insidious abuses by the Obama Administration. Because they will be turned on you.

  54. “There was enough sad truth to Trayvon’s life for me not to need to go to the “drank” or whatever it’s called.”

    He bragged about drinking the shit in the tweets and texts excluded from evidence. The prosecution had those and knew better when it offered all of the manufactured outrage in its efforts to put GZ behind bars for the rest of his life.

    It’s the false narrative that was CENTRAL to prosecutions narrative. The innocence of a young boy buying candy. Such dishonesty.

    Do you think they would’ve been talking about the young boy armed with a pack of smokes, rolling papers or pornography if he’d purchased those?

  55. “Sorry Huck, Peggy Noonan notwithstanding I’m still thinking the IRS thing is a big nothing burger.”

    Then I guess it’s a good thing I was quoting Barack Obama instead of you.

    We already know that the IRS was “operating in anything less than a neutral and non-partisan way.” It may or may not lead back to the White House..but the partisanship is undeniable. Please see my #87 in the prior thread before you spout off with the inevitable “but progressive groups were targeted too!!!!!!!1111” BS. You want a nothing burger? THAT is the nothing burger.

    Obama said he was outraged. That people needed to be held accountable.

    Tell us, Rutherford….who was held accountable? And if it was all just a big nothing burger…then why was Obama outraged? Why are people “lawyering up” as BIC pointed out? Why are people pleading the 5th and refusing to answer questions? Has Elijah Cummings or Rachel Maddow offered you any explanation for those questions?

    Didn’t think so…

    Obama also said “parade of distractions.” Now I might not have the word savvy that you possess, but I am fairly certain that “distractions” is a plural. I think it is also safe to assume that a “parade” of something is probably more than 2, wouldn’t you agree?

    So what else does Obama see as a distraction beside this nothing burger IRS scandal?

    Is the death of Brian Terry a nothing burger distraction?
    Are dozens of dead Mexicans by Obama’s guns a distraction?
    Are the deaths in Benghazi a distraction?
    Is getting caught spying on Americans a distraction?
    Is getting caught threatening journalists a distraction?
    Is getting caught lying to Americans and the world about the exercise of the 1st Amendment a nothing burger distraction?

    How is it that all of the things on that long and ever-growing list are just a parade of distractions…yet Trayvon Martin isn’t? You’ve got congressmen wearing fucking hoodies in the House of Representatives for Pete’s sake. Eric Holder is keeping Zimmerman’s legally purchased, registered weapon as evidence and setting up snitch lines for a racial witch hunt. And the President of the United States of America is comparing himself to a stoned-out thug who profiles gays and refers to himself as “nigga”

    And none of that is a distraction.

    But congressional committees trying to perform the duty of government oversight are.

    Barack Obama needs to cut with his bullshit excuses and do the job that you dumbasses elected him to do. His ineptitude and impotence is making America look bad. And if that doesn’t piss you off, the fact that he is making you and your fellow Obama supporters look bad should. He’s not worthy of the presidency and you should see that he isn’t worthy of your support.

  56. The Weiner is, well, done.

    He needs to change his name to Anthony Marshall, grow long hair and a beard, move to Montana . . . and work in a lumber mill.

  57. You know, Rutherford, if you cruise the Internets, you will find – at least I have – that about 95% of the comments following the “news” stories about Trayvon rallies and protests run very much counter to the stories themselves. Nearly all are calling bullshit.

    Here are a couple for you: “Where was all the outrage, rioting, etc. when OJ committed premeditated murdered on two people and was acquitted?”

    “Yeah–Or where those two black thugs accosted a young mother for money and when she didn’t have any, shot her baby in the head as it lay in its carriage. Think that was self-defense?”

    “Maybe we should organize a civil rights group to protest black-on white violence. I’ll bet you we’d get hundreds of thousands at rallies. Boy wouldn’t that piss them off?!”

    I’m seeing a big backlash developing; people are just tired of the bullshit and hypocrisy, especially from our “unifying” president. I just wonder when it will go beyond just the verbal, and OTHER folks will take to the streets, too.

    Don’t take my word for it; spend a little time looking at the comments following the “Trayvon” stories and see if I’m not right.

    Thoughts?

  58. http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/55606135053/treasury-admits-targeting-political-candidates-and

    The Treasury Department has admitted for the first time that confidential tax records of several political candidates and campaign donors were improperly scrutinized by government officials, but the Justice Department has declined to prosecute any of the cases.

    Its investigators also are probing two allegations that the Internal Revenue Service “targeted for audit candidates for public office,” the Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration, J. Russell George, has privately told Sen. Chuck Grassley.

  59. As usual…Ace gives a concise explanation that hits the bullseye.

  60. Here’s a more detailed article about the ObamaCare call center.

    It says people were led to believe they were getting full-time work. Some turned down other offers and left other jobs. Then 1/2 way through the training they got informed it was only part-time. Pretty messed up.

    But then, this is to be expected from an evil private corporation, isn’t it, Rutherford?

  61. It says people were led to believe they were getting full-time work. Some turned down other offers and left other jobs. Then 1/2 way through the training they got informed it was only part-time. Pretty messed up.

    😆 😆 😆

    Truth be known, it pretty well summarizes the entire Obama Presidency: Big Talk, False Promises, Fraud, Lack of Transparency, followed by scratching out a living on bare wages.

  62. I think it’s clear that Trayvon slipped through the cracks long before he ever met up with George Zimmerman. I read some of this Tweets. He exuded negative energy, particularly preoccupied with hoes and getting high. Absorbed by his environment and popular culture, I believe that only a potent family influence could have steered him toward a better future had he lived to see it.

    While I wholeheartedly agree that the breakdown of the traditional family is key to the (inevitable, in my opinion) downfall of the American empire – I personally don’t think that Trayvon’s parents failed where white parents would have succeeded under the same circumstances. I believe that the external forces on black youth are harder to navigate than those of white youth and if parents aren’t up to the task to begin with (marriage+family), the child that emerges victorious over circumstances similar to Trayvon’s is a rarity.

    That said, this isn’t the case to support any possible preponderance of racist verdicts or unjust treatment within the legal system. I don’t know as I can see a bigger racist within that structure than Holder himself.

    I really hate the jury talking about deliberations after the verdict. Those interviews are the main reason I don’t support the death penalty. Yes it’s the best system and all but people are getting dumber all the time. You can almost see their brain matter leaking out from their ears during those chats with Piers and the other piranhas.

    Perhaps the conversation needed is that most blacks are Democrats. That’s a big problem for them I think. Though far be it from me to assume another is voting against their own self-interests.

  63. RE: Weiner’s weiner pics and phone sex with strangers – it’s the poor judgment and immaturity that is the biggest turn-off.

  64. It’s (IRS injustices) only a nothing burger because you don’t care about the people hurt by it. They aren’t the right people.

  65. Muffy, I generally agree with your sentiments that black children in the war zones do face impediments that most white children will never face – single parent, or not.

    However, what is not discussed truthfully is why.

    ————

    I heard a discussion last night on O’Reilly I found interesting. They had a black professor from Georgetown and some big mouthed, radio activist from L.A., I think, discussing with Laura Ingraham the bigger picture of the aftermath of the Trayvon™ trial.

    Ingraham was taking Rev. Al and Je$$e to task in a professional way about how disingenuous both were and the big mouth became indignant…

    Something along the lines of “Excuse me, but white people don’t get to pick the civil rights activists for black people.” Ingraham responded, “So we are damned if we do, and damned if we don’t?”

    The black professor then basically told Big Mouth “Quit blaming the white people for the problems then created by black people.”

    There are a measure of black folks out there like the professor and to a lesser degree Rutherford who get it and see through the circus. And apparently not all are Conservative and Republican.

  66. I think parenting is a major factor. That, and the baggage we all carry and unload upon others as it pertains to habits, ideology, and generational sin. Unless and until an individual repents and breaks off bad behavior and chooses to take responsibility, there is no avoiding the harm that will manifest. There is no societal fix. There is no political or economic solution. Immorality breeds immorality. That is generally how it all breaks down. Good vs evil. Deviants abound and we glorify them in the media. And speaking of such, here’s Bro Nate’s weekly roundup of politically incorrect Jewish news.

  67. Weiner’s rhetoric has really lost its potency since he has had to ask that “people continue to give him a second chance.”

    That people continue to give him a second chance. It’s not a third chance, you see. It’s a continuation of the second chance.

    His wife is an idiot. And yes, Hillary paved the way as a role model for that particular brand of expediency disguised as loyalty.

  68. “Weiner’s rhetoric has really lost its potency…”

    Sorry, but my takeaway from this comment is that the Weiner is now impotent.

    Yeah…I couldn’t resist.

  69. I agree with Muffy 88. Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer have once again proven themselves to be racists or ideological whores. ABC altered the tape of Robert’s interview with the juror.The juror said race didn’t influence the decision.ABC also asked leading questions.

    I have been working at home, and I am about ready to return to Omaha. Baby is growing and even more alert. Her sleep schedule is keeping people awake. Our son in law has been sick and hasn’t moved from bed for two days. Now the surgeon wants to wait a little longer for daughter’s surgery.

    Baby is a welcome antidote to the sewer which is the other site. They are calling Pfessor a racist. That combined a new book describing how we are still abandoning Korean, Cold War, and Vietnam era prisoners of war held in China, North Korea and Russia, and Obama’s inaction, Bengahzi, and whatever you care to mention also rubbed me the wrong way today.

    Another antidote besides Baby is Imagine Dragons -“Radioactive” Youtube video. Care bear wins the cage match. Care Bear’s may ham cheers the soul.

  70. Pfesser is a racist…

    And so am I, probably the most virulent racist on the board. So are you, James.

    And so is Tigre and Rabbit and Huck and BIC. Gorilla, Alfie and Poolman are beyond redemption too.

    Muffy would be a racist, but she’s just a ho and beetch.

    Any Caucasian, and that includes ‘White’ HIspanics, that don’t sing the same tune as Revs Je$$e and Sharpton, not shilling for the shakedown, or blaming the white man for what ails the black man,
    is a racist.

    And Rutherford? Well, by definition he can’t be a racist.

    Rutherford is a plantation homeboy – not black enough, too educated, too white, not walking lockstep with the herd. I mean, Rutherford doesn’t even do hip hop!

    Everybody on this board is a racist. But Grannies? That’s tall cotton – pure piety; like snuffing 39 week old babies.

  71. Isn’t there some legal authority PFesser can threaten them with to get them off his ass? Or was name-calling permitted back in them Virginia coal mines?

  72. Racist, huh? Yawn. Just another cheap shot from those bereft of real ideas.

    And it just doesn’t work any more. Calling somebody “racist” is so passé these days; as soon as that tired old card goes on the table, the eye-rolls begin and the speaker’s argument – and intelligence – are automatically discounted. Thanks for the heads-up, James. I’ll slide on over there and paddle their fat bottoms when I get a few minutes.

    I tend to think of myself as more of a class-ist. If my son brought home a cute, smart little girl from a family of engineers or surgeons, that would be just fine by me, whatever she looked like.

    OTOH, a girl with tattoos and half her brothers in jail for murder or selling crack would be very much UNwelcome, also regardless of what she looked like. It’s a class problem, not a racial one.

    Anyway, no time for such foolishness. I’ve been getting ready for my seventh pilgrimage to Oshkosh tomorrow – first by air, though. http://www.airventure.org/ They usually get about a three-quarters-million visitors and 12,000 airplanes, so it should be a real challenge. That should get my cross-country requirements for the Commercial license out of the way, too…

    Along those lines, the FAA, which has always allowed its controllers to handle the event free-of-charge, on their own time (only the best-of-the-best need apply, like NYC, Chicago or Atlanta controllers). This year, to be pricks, they decided to charge the EAA nearly a half-million dollars, knowing the event couldn’t go forward without controllers. They had a point to make about “sequestration,” you know. God we have to get these people out of office, as soon as possible…

  73. “Isn’t there some legal authority PFesser can threaten them with to get them off his ass?”

    Nothing you can do, its condoned and encouraged behavior at fat grannies. Back when I used to spend way to much time over there, I was heaped on by dozens of those hags relentlessly. I held out for more than a year, even had the head hags make a post specifically about me, all petty and derogatory crap even from them. Just how they do things there.

  74. Who’s a ho? Tex you a ho.

    If anyone here believes that one race is superior to another than that person is indeed a racist. Any sense of self as superior to others isn’t automatically racism and that’s my cryptic put-down for the day.

    ~

    This march took place in Chicago yesterday (see link below). I’m going to try and find some of the interviews that aired on local news with folks who participated and share them here. What the individuals that were interviewed lacked in charisma they more than made up for in carrying the right message.

    http://cultureofblackchicago.blogspot.com/2013/07/let-us-live-peace-march-today-12-noon.html

    It appeared at first glance to be one of many marches protesting white-on-black injustice – perceived or otherwise – sparked afresh by the Trayvon Martin shooting. From what I saw it was not the same as the protests we’ve been seeing on network or cable news. I intend to write more about this later perhaps and not here but I wanted to drop this much now. This man was a force among several that led the people in this particular march –

    http://coreybrooks.com/project-hood/

    I don’t know much about Brooks or Project HOOD yet but I intend to find out. He may turn out to be a fraud (so many of those it’s too hard to tell right away) but what I’m hearing is resonating and the march yesterday was a beautiful thing in any case regardless of who Brooks turns out to be. The march was peaceful and the message positive, outreaching, uplifting, hopeful, and real. What I saw led me to begin to believe that what is missing in movements or orgs of any kind today is in fact the same thing for all of them – a two-pronged whammy of charisma and the right message.

    Our differences are many and varied. But there’s nothing about our sameness that could not be tapped by a charismatic leader imparting the right message. There hasn’t been one of those in about as long as we’ve been drifting off course as a nation. Everyone’s mileage may vary but we can probably all agree that somewhere in the middle of the last century we started sliding.

  75. “Sorry, but my takeaway from this comment is that the Weiner is now impotent.”

    I think that’s a spectacular way of putting it!

  76. This woman makes me laugh and laugh.

    This one is for Rutherford with love. I haven’t heard you hate Judge Jeanine too badly yet but I’m expecting that soon enough she’s gonna be rounding out your Palin-Malkin axes of evil.

  77. “Nothing you can do, its condoned and encouraged behavior at fat grannies.”

    You have completely missed the point. Perhaps you were away when it went down.

    Tex made reference to blood in a comment about a coming civil war and PFesser turned into Cornholio and thought he was being directly threatened. He in turn threatened to call in the FBI to raid our little corner of the Internet here. He pissed everyone off, including the blog owner, and then basically tells us all “fuck you” by refusing to apologize for his very obvious mistake in both reading comprehension and judgement. Instead, he wants others to put forth effort to email him so he can discuss the whole thing in private (and not be accountable for anything said).

    The whole thing makes him worthy of mockery until he admits his folly like a man.

  78. Huck, be assured that I live for the approval of three or four nameless, faceless right-wing nutcases in the trackless two-point-four-billion-person tundra of the Internet.

    Yours especially.

  79. I wonder how pleased the classy girl’s family would be with her choice, particularly after meeting the in-laws.

    😮

  80. I’m considering changing my nic to creepyasscrackaho.

    😆 😆 😆

    Ms. Muffy, there are but a handful of lovelies of the opposite persuasion I would dare ever make a comment like that – my wife being one. If I didn’t treasure your sense of humor believing you know me well, you would have been tagged as just a simple racist. 🙂

    Take my pejorative as the highest of compliments.

    I do occasionally walk in fear even my buddies don’t grab the twisted humor.

  81. Man, that Judge Jeanine video is sure to get her added to the Rutherford Lawson Hall of Shame. What a ripper… 😆 I guess I need to add Jeanine to my can’t miss TV.

    Palin makes an easy target. But Malkin or Jeanine are a little harder to slam, as is Ann Coulter. I’ve seen these three line progs up for ass whippings which the idiots foolishly oblige. And after they’re done flogging leftist ass, leave these ninnies babbling like school children.

    Auditing the IRS is the best idea I have heard of in a long, long time. 😈 Let me be the first in the door with pad and pencil.

    I wish the Republican men could grab a set like these three.

    Yesterday, I simply told a few of these leftists that they better keep on winning national elections. Because if they just happen to lose, they have rendered truth malleable, scandal obligatory and the Constitution meaningless.

    I grant not only permission but approval for every federal power to put the iron boot up the ass and on the throat of every lefty in America – corporate and personal. We’ll make the rules up as we go along.

    These libs could only resort with charges of.ad hominem. 😆 One day, they are going to reap what they have sown.

  82. PF, I am sure if we measured up our liberal leanings, you would be placed further right than I would.

    But I guess labeling me a “right-wing nutcase” makes it easier for you to cope with my disapproval, which you display an inability to ignore.

  83. “I do occasionally walk in fear even my buddies don’t grab the twisted humor.”

    Don’t worry, Tex. We won’t call the FBI on you.

  84. 😆 Hello, yes, I need to report a person that annoys me on the internet.

    Let’s see him roll dem eyes now.

    PS…Tex @ #108 – any overshoot from you is assumed accidental as far as I’m concerned.

  85. @#109 – Tex I got about halfway through that video and it hit me how bad I wished I could do that. Coulter’s a whip too but she can seem cold. The judge doesn’t come off that way. She’s just so SASSY!

  86. “I’m considering changing my nic to creepyasscrackaho.”

    LOL that did crack me up. I don’t want to go out on a limb but recent more thoughtful comments remind me of the Muffy I thought I once knew. Welcome back.

    P.S. I haven’t watched the Judge Jeannine vid yet but even so I don’t lump her with Palin and Malkin.

    Palin is a hater without the brains to back it up. Malkin is a very angry woman who has spent so much of her life sneering that the sneer is now permanently etched on her face. It is literally hard to look at her.

    As I said before Coulter is just an adolescent. If I’m in the right mood I actually enjoy watching her.

    And just to prove this isn’t purely ideological Obama’s campaign spokesperson Stephanie Cutter was just as off putting as Malkin. I used to cringe every time she came on.

  87. I’m sure we’re monitored here anyway. Non Stop Asssearchers are paid to probe. We spend billions on cyber spying and hire thousands to peruse posts in the name of national security. It’s a career field that has continued to grow and prosper. Aren’t all these intel agencies supposed to be sharing information? Wasn’t that the excuse that all those memos and warnings for 911 went unheeded? Of course, no one got in trouble for it then. I think they’ve used that excuse a number of times throughout history. You see even it in the Judge Jeanine video. It is just more ongoing lies and secrecy against we, the people. This government has been rotting at the core.

  88. Ok yes I missed all that drama. I know Tex gets a touch aggressive, something I have called him on in the past, then turned around and apologized to him as I learned more and more about Liberals and found his hostility to be justified. I do think though there is no possible way Tex would actually threaten anyone with violence. He is too smart and has no need to resort to that kind of thing especially when get he gets so much joy from the verbal thrashing he hands folks on a regular basis.

  89. Instead of being asked to weep over President Obama’s ever having been looked at suspiciously (probably by Jesse Jackson), could we reflect on the fortitude of ordinary black citizens who resist “racial solidarity” and speak the truth?

    This was the closer to Ann’s article posted by Tigre. A good read indeed and one instance where I can agree with Ann 100%. The part I bold-faced cracked me up because there were some who said back in 2008 that Jackson was not crying tears of joy at Obama’s victory speech in that Chicago park but rather was crying “damn, first black President of the USA — that shoulda been me!!”

  90. OK, now that I’ve watched Judge Jeanine’s presentation — there is one major logical flaw in her reasoning. The reason the IRS and Benghazi thing are made up scandals is NOT because nothing wrong happened. The made-up part lies in the dogged pursuit to tie these incidents straight to Obama. It’s the attempt to super-size the scandal that makes a mockery of it. Four people died in Benghazi — bad —what can be done to prevent it from happening again? Local IRS office profiled orgs for extra scrutiny — bad — remove those involved and implement action plan to prevent another occurrence.

    Not content with these common sense approaches, Congress would rather ignore 7+% unemployment and pursue any excuse to impeach the POTUS. It’s a shame that even meat-and-potatoes Jeanine can’t see this.

  91. Rutherford I won’t spoil your renewed appreciation for me by responding to #108 unless it goes unanswered for a while. I’m confident some of the rest of the denizens will be all over it.

    I will give you something to consider though – the media and the DOJ cannot be so blindly devoted to furthering the liberal agenda for the American experiment to have a prayer in the world. Any more than they could if they were doing the same thing for the other side. It’s not simply advantageous or unfair or inequitable – it is unjust to the core and destroys the conditions needed for a free society to flourish.

    The judge’s sass was spot on.

    ~

    And now for something completely different and completely delightful – if this doesn’t make you smile then there’s no hope for you! It reminds me of my mom’s voicemail greeting which ended for the longest time with “Now what button do I press?”

  92. Muffy,

    That Senior Display was hilarious. Reminded me of my wife and me. If he would have groped her, that would have been us. My wife completely tunes me out about 98% of the time, the other 2% of the time slapping my hand.

    Speaking of seniors and technology, we bought my mother a new Samsung cell phone so she can at least receive pictures from the grandkids – she’s never had email. Mom is trying to learn to text. I just received a few minutes ago a blank text, and the next one said ‘AZ’. 😈 Maybe she meant to direct it to Poolman.

    Mom told me she likes to text but she can’t figure out how to answer the phone. 😆 😆

    It’s been two weeks, and she still hasn’t answered my calls on her cell phone.

  93. 😆 Tex I can see that as you and Mrs. Taylor in 30 years. May we all be so lucky in love, and laughter is key.

    The delight those two take in each other is evident.

  94. Another one from the mom vault is “What is this ‘spacebook?’ ”

    (Asked of her granddaughter when My Space was just beginning to yield in popularity to Facebook.)

  95. The made-up part lies in the dogged pursuit to tie these incidents straight to Obama. It’s the attempt to super-size the scandal that makes a mockery of it. Four people died in Benghazi — bad —what can be done to prevent it from happening again? Local IRS office profiled orgs for extra scrutiny — bad — remove those involved and implement action plan to prevent another occurrence.

    Plausible deniability from the most rigid Obama shill I’ve ever met. I forget Obama learned about all this stuff from the newspapers. Somewhere, Nixon is insanely jealous and Spock weeps. 🙄

    ————

    Not content with these common sense approaches, Congress would rather ignore 7+% unemployment and pursue any excuse to impeach the POTUS. It’s a shame that even meat-and-potatoes Jeanine can’t see this.

    Rutherford, my old friend. Obama just pivoted back to the economy for what? The 10th time in the last four and one half years? And we’ve about completed our fourth recovery summer without recovery. Send in the clowns and cue Joe Biden.

    Surely, even a political blockhead like you can see the immutable truth of tweet Huck posted above?

    Barack Obama at 51% approval: No one is more outraged by this IRS targeting scandal than me!!!! Grrr.

    Barack Obama at 41% approval: “Phony scandals”

    And you were doing so good too. 😥

  96. Muffy, that really did remind me of my wife and me. Cracked me up from the very start. I could tell they were totally confused. You could tell they were best friends.

    I guess if you stick through thick and thin long enough with somebody of the opposite sex, you pretty much figure out God’s planned compatibility perfect.

  97. “The made-up part lies in the dogged pursuit to tie these incidents straight to Obama. It’s the attempt to super-size the scandal that makes a mockery of it.”

    Obama’s attempts at deflection are what super-sizes them. Lies about the attack in Benghazi. Executive privilege to save his and Holder’s ass for running guns into Mexico. Continuous and outright refusal to turn over documents and cooperate with oversight investigations. Bullying inspector generals and whistleblowers.

    These are not the common sense actions of people with nothing to hide, Rutherford. And when people’s actions show they are hiding something, it cause others to dig deeper to try and find what it is.

    “Congress would rather ignore 7+% unemployment and pursue any excuse to impeach the POTUS.”

    This is hyperbole horse-shit and you know it. Bills are being passed in the House that continue to stagnate without debate in the Senate. Why? Because Harry Reid likes to play shield for Barack Obama. He can’t allow the House bills to go to the floor, because…god forbid…some of them might pass. And then Obama will be forced to either sign them or veto them. Neither one is acceptable to The One because neither one fits into his divisive narrative. He can’t blame congress for inaction if he is vetoing bills. And he can’t blame them for inaction if he’s signing bills.

    Barack Obama has nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada. And he never did. We’ve heard the same speech for the last 5 years about the same policies we’ve already tried. Obamanomics is an utter failure, as is his presidency. He has done nothing. He hasn’t gotten us out of any wars. He hasn’t made us any safer at home or abroad. He hasn’t put people back to work. The man won’t even enforce the major part of his signature legislation…the Big Fucking Deal that is going to define his legacy.

    And I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. So cut the Obama pity party.

  98. Rutherford, I liked your post as it cut right to the point of what is really racism today. We are all racists in some form or another depending on our environment. I really didn’t understand what racism entailed until I spent time in Texas and had to deal with the Mexican attitude. When I left I had to admit I was a racist!

    Interesting website on the subject matter:http://www.fearlessdialogues.com/
    A book coming out by Gregory C Ellison “Cut Dead But Still Alive” was conceived for a reason: to save lives. Following the release of the book Ellison and a team of 32 consultants will launch a five city, community-empowerment tour titled “Fearless Dialogues”

    R@120″Local IRS office profiled orgs for extra scrutiny — bad — remove those involved and implement action plan to prevent another occurrence.”

    You wish it was that simple. First of all the Cincinnati branch of the IRS is not a LOCAL IRS office. It is the headquarters for agents who are trained to audit business returns all except Schedule C’s. If you file a return with a business reflected on your personal return, one copy is sent to the regional office, one copy to the Cincinnati office. So it would be hard to remove all those involved since they are all involved. Probably Obama had no clue as he doesn’t seem to have his finger on the pulse of the nation because he is too busy checking his own pulse 😉

  99. Baby has begun to smile consistantly, mostly at me. She may think I look funny. She and I still stick our tongues out at each other Baby tries to move herself. She is ahead of what doctors feared, at least so far.

    The Clintons are angry over comparisons with Weiner and Huma. They have a point. So far, Weiner has not committed felony sexual abuse or lied to a court of law. Huma did not take a bribe disguised as a commodity market cattle sale as Hillary did.

  100. “First of all the Cincinnati branch of the IRS is not a LOCAL IRS office. It is the headquarters for agents who are trained to audit business returns all except Schedule C’s. If you file a return with a business reflected on your personal return, one copy is sent to the regional office, one copy to the Cincinnati office. So it would be hard to remove all those involved since they are all involved.”

    Rutherford doesn’t know any of this because Elijah Cummings hasn’t told him.

    Re: Hillary…I can’t wait to watch the coming NBC mini-series about her life. The scene where she has to dodge sniper fire in Bosnia should be epic.

  101. The Clintons are angry over comparisons with Weiner and Huma. They have a point. So far, Weiner has not committed felony sexual abuse or lied to a court of law. Huma did not take a bribe disguised as a commodity market cattle sale as Hillary did.

    😆 Has Huma gone on national TV yet and exclaimed this crisis a vast, right-wing conspiracy?

    I’ve heard rumors, substantiated rumors being Huma just pocketed $300K last year for “consulting services” with some Clinton crony, that Huma “knows” Hillary quite well. 😉

    If you want to read a tragic but still funny, slapstick but pathetically true commentary of how masochistic these Clinton/Kennedy loving, “feminist doormats” like Hillary Rotten and Huma Hamas really are, read this:

    The Sad Fate of Democrat Women

  102. I sincerely hope Rutherford affords himself the time and energy to work out his views on the scandal story line.
    I would think progressives would be really just about done right about now but they are either in deep denial or something. Wake up lefties!
    A few unrelated items I’ve been following and am just randomly tossing onto the bar…
    The Saudis are starting to get worried about our shale gas production. The implication here is there could be increased instability in their domestic politics/economy.
    The artificial meat burger thingie is launching soon. Even though I’ve been known to eat hot dogs and Spam I don’t know how I feel about literally a ” lab burger”. I see why folks are excited though.
    The Pacific Pivot is something I try to stay up on. I thought things were waning there but it is very much full on at least as our current defense budget allows. It is actually pretty impressive how we’ve taken an old Cold War tactic of deployment joint exercises and “visiting” . We’ve got electronics and Marines in Australia,USAF in Singapore and the Navy and USMC ae actually returning to WWII era islands and atolls like Tinian and adapting the old runways for modern jets. One example is @ Tinian using arrester equipment like that found on an aircraft carrier on a smaller airfield. Basically the Navy is searching for carrier like stations.

  103. I must share with the room in the hope that I might spare each of you the misery my family has endured this year flying with UNITED AIRLINES. Never again. Find another airline if you possibly can.

    Last New Years Eve as a treat for my youngest daughter’s graduation from college and being she loves Christmas lights, the four of us (sister included) went as a family to DisneyWorld – the lights were spectacular, as were the crowds as you felt like a sardine. On the return trip home from Orlando to Houston, we were delayed six hours at the Orlando airport because United’s crack engineering team had apparently underestimated the time it would take to install those little video monitors in the back of seats. For our troubles, we were given a full can of soda instead of a cup and allowed to watch some horrible movie with bad sound for free. Yippee! I didn’t complain – just grin and bear it.

    My daughter as I type is on her way back from London with a friend to fly into Newark, then to Tulsa. Today, the two 22 year old girls who planned this trip months ago were notified their seats had been sold. They have held those seats for at least six months – no notification, no nothing was provided to either girl as warning so they could make different arrangements before arrival. Just arrive three hours early only to find you have no seat in a foreign country. United didn’t do that on the second leg. Just the nine hour flight.

    How does this company stay in business, because I am sure we are not alone in our experience.

  104. The old joke about price apples to Hillary and some other Democratic women.

    Sarah Palin, a Republican woman was excoriated when she said Obamacare contained death panels. I knew she was basically right, because I had read a version of the bill.

    First, Paul Krugman and now Howard Dean tacitly admit Palin was right. We haven’t broken the news to Baby yet. Our daughter has been reading the news to Baby to help stimulate her brain growth.When she read about the prostitution arrests, Baby started to cry. Otherwise, she seems to be thriving and smiling. Her sleep schedual is off. We will hold off on United Airlines too, so she will keep smiling.

  105. So you’re saying, “Fly the friendly skies of United” is bullshit? That’s similar to Rutherford’s welcome mat epiphany about a year or so ago. If I never fly on a commercial airliner again, I won’t miss or regret it. I was brought up flying and enjoyed it immensely as a kid, always looking forward to the adventures. It was exciting and fun, but now has become anything but. It’s just one of many industries in our modern world that extreme capitalism has spoiled, IMHO.

  106. I think “Fly the Friendly Skies” really meant “Walk the Unfriendly Corridor of the Airport”.

    Of course, “extreme” capitalism may not be the brunt of the problem. There is another possibility.

    Really bad unions…

  107. Really bad unions…

    Some people think any union is a bad union. I must admit I have worked in mostly right to work states and do prefer it. My union experience as a stagehand/rigger had both positive and negative aspects.

    I assign unions a part of the blame in the demise of industry in our country, but only one part. The working conditions were vastly improved by their efforts and not due to compassionate employers, except in rare cases like Henry Ford. It was the result of unions that forced institutional safety standards to protect workers’ lives. Many died in the fight for workers’ rights. Some still do. It continues in foreign places. It is a universal issue revisited often in societies. Some unions still have their power and usefulness, but management has basically defeated them in manufacturing.

    We generally don’t have roofs collapsing on workers or folks dying on or chained to assembly lines much in the USA. That may be changing somewhat with many of the incarcerated filling production slots.

    Wages and benefits are what we usually cite as too burdensome in a competitive marketplace. Yet that is what made our middle class, the very marketplace these industries were often benefiting from. Today we see these often amortized benefits as burdens blamed for taking down whole cities. Labor cost is the most common excuse for taking production overseas and keeping wages low and jobs part-time in this country. The other part is government regulation, tax expenses and compliance costs. Now the health care burden.

    Yet look how jumbo corporations and CEOs have improved their positions. In a land of middlemen, they seemed to have skimmed the cream.

    The part we never get is the moderation factor. We seem to take things to an extreme. Any power given away is eventually abused and used against us. This whole economic structure is collapsing and will force us to modify our lives. Stronger communities with local resources will better survive.

  108. Nancy Pelosi was to preside over a “conversation on race and justice” hearing today which was to include Maya Wiley – yes, that Maya Wiley – along with Morris Dees (SPLC), and Eugene Robinson (WAPO and MSNBC). How’d that go, I wonder?

    Just shoot me now. Disclaimer – joke.

  109. I read on and off for most of the day yesterday including an eye-opening foray into critical race theory. Unfortunately I also found myself in the “hate crimes” section for a few hours and had nightmares all night. Real waker uppers.

    Thank heaven for James Woods’ Tweets.

  110. Yes United is in ruins. It used to be my preferred airline – I even had premiere status for a few of the good years. But that’s all over, I don’t fly anymore. Even choosing to drive all the way to Santa Fe for vacation – regardless of gas prices breaking the bank.

  111. Nancy Pelosi was to preside over a “conversation on race and justice” hearing today which was to include Maya Wiley – yes, that Maya Wiley – along with Morris Dees (SPLC), and Eugene Robinson (WAPO and MSNBC). How’d that go, I wonder?

    You mean they didn’t invite Rev. Al, Ben Jealous, and King Salim Shabazz for some more inclusion?

    That’s okay. I read today where the black caucus is pushing Sheila Jackson Lee for Homeland Security Secretary. Just when I swear the Obama Administration has run out of stupidity, I’m reminded there’s a deep well of stupidity within the confines of his administration and the entire Democratic Party for that matter.

  112. Schwinn Bicycles was lacking in a pension plan and that was about the only major complaint the workers had. Enter the UAW, who thought that Schwinn bicycle builders deserved wages similar to auto-workers along with that rocking pension plan. Instead of backing off when Schwinn management voiced the desire to work with their worforce on a pension plan – the union got in and wham bam the striking began.

    It wasn’t long before Schwinn bikes were no longer built here in Chicago and today no one makes any wages at all much less those fabulous auto-workers wages the union promised, and not a single Schwinn employee was to bask in those too-sweet retirement deals.

  113. “You mean they didn’t invite Rev. Al, Ben Jealous, and King Salim Shabazz for some more inclusion?”

    Reverand Al is getting his facetime with the power couple (Holder and Obama), believe that.

  114. “Conversation on race” is code for “black people hating on whitey” and “white people hating on whitey.” Any deviation from those 2 things, and it devolves into cries of “racist” and “Uncle Tom.”

  115. You got it, Huck. I’ve been saying that for years – been called racist so many times, I lost count for saying that very thing. Don’t care either – I laugh at them.

    Truth means nothing to the grievance hustlers…it’s their pocketbook that counts. One of the worst of the grievance hustlers is actually white, which Muffy mentioned previously.

    Morris Dees is nothing but a pimp who pulls down about $400K a year for progressive politic with a thin veneer of “hate groups.’ Morris may be as big a phony there is, this side of Joe Biden and Al Gore.

  116. Raji,

    For a minute, I thought the article (and you by implication) were insinuating it was because my daughter was fat. 😆 I was getting ready to get mad. Then I read the article.

    WOW! Well, now that I’ve got her home (late night at airport), I’m glad you didn’t show me that article until this morning.

    It is ironic that you mentioned this, because on the way over, my daughter and friend flew from Tulsa to Houston, then Houston to London. Of course, United was late getting to Houston and had to take the next flight, so the kids were bumped from a Boeing 787 to a Boeing 767, both pretty good sized planes. I think the 787 takes the place of the 767. Don’t quote me on that.

    But on the way back, I noticed the kids were flying a 757 and wondered why, though they flew from London to Newark this time. I didn’t even know 757s made intercontinental flights. Maybe it was because the London runway was so short.

    I am happy to report, the two kids actually arrived 15 minutes early last night. I never look a gift horse in the mouth. And I agree with you – if at all possible, I’m driving now.

  117. Sadly Huck you put it very well in your summary on conversations on racism.

    But you weren’t as thorough in your analysis of House legislative activity. You neglect to acknowledge that the House has become the place Senate legislation goes to die.

  118. @#156 – When I heard Dees was invited to this “conversation” I felt sick.

    I’m only beginning to grasp what kind of trouble we’re all in. I think there’s a connection between a man such as Dees and the wisdom of a judicial system specifying that motive need not be proven. It’s human nature to want to understand the “why” but nearly impossible to fathom the force behind Dees and his sort. That deep a love for money isn’t something people can readily comprehend.

  119. Oh wow, 3 ex-Penn State admins to stand trial for covering for Sandusky’s cravings for firm young male flesh.

  120. “You neglect to acknowledge that the House has become the place Senate legislation goes to die.”

    Gee…I guess that ranks me right up there with…umm…you, then, doesn’t it?

  121. Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group, the American Future Fund, before recommending that the commission prosecute it for violations of campaign-finance law. Lerner, the former head of the IRS’s exempt-organizations division, worked at the FEC from 1986 to 1995, and was known for aggressive investigation of conservative groups during her tenure there, too.

    “Several months ago . . . I spoke with you about the American Future Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization that had submitted an exemption application the IRS [sic],” the FEC attorney wrote Lerner in February 2009. The FEC, which polices violations of campaign-finance laws, is not exempted under Rule 6103, which prohibits the IRS from sharing confidential taxpayer information, but the e-mail indicates Lerner provided that information nonetheless: “When we spoke last July, you had told us that the American Future Fund had not received an exemption letter from the IRS,” the FEC attorney wrote.

    The timing of the correspondence between Lerner and the FEC suggests the FEC attorney sought information from the IRS in order to influence an upcoming vote by the six FEC commissioners.

  122. Okay I have to be honest, I do agree with Rutherford about this whole thing about the NAACP. As a person of color I did feel kind of angry that Zimmerman still won after all of the evidence the prosecution provided that could have been used. To be honest I think that the whole trial was rigged. The judge first off had let evidence about Trayvon Martin’s past come in affect, but what about George Zimmerman. Okay yest Trayvon was smoking, but lets talk about George Zimmerman who was molesting his own damn cousin since she was 6-years old.

  123. Gorilla, that is just a nothing burger phoney scandal meant to distract the country from joining in on Obama’s umpteenth pivot on the economy.

  124. Gorilla, that is just a nothing burger phoney scandal meant to distract the country from joining in on Obama’s umpteenth pivot on the economy.

    😆 Classic.

    That “nothing burger” comment will go down in infamy…

  125. Russia is beginning to look better by comparison. Baby is smiling now. She says what sounds like “hi.” Better than expected for seven weeks.

  126. Gorilla move on. Why are you bringing up evidence and paper trails and shit? The real issues are the scandals not the…real issues.

  127. Rutherford tying the “phony scandals” directly to Obama is not the goal of the “dogged pursuit.” That’s a very narrow view and assumes that the other side trusts that all or most of their/our problems would be solved if they can just get rid of this one man. For he’s black, you see. You’d like to stop there, and so would he.

    First of all, the media is failing to their job. But that investigative legwork has to be done by somebody before any justice can be meted out. Think – the phony AP scandal marries right in to the media’s determination to turn a blind eye. Have you heard about the crackdown on failing to report suspicions of co-workers contemplating blowing whistles? Then there’s the stonewalling – which should trouble you on its face. But it doesn’t – either because MSNBC isn’t reporting it that way or you think people with nothing to hide stonewall as a matter of course.

    Then the repeated attempts to probe only deep enough to make a finding that the start of something or the origin lies with Bush/Republicans and you’re more than ready to move on – you’re dismissive of the entirety of the matter as dirt on the president. Stop it. Leave that for the minds dedicated – nay, educated – in victimology. And in the case of this president and these “scandals” – he is always the victim. It does appear that all you seem to care about is how Obama fares in all this.

    Think about your remarks about the people targeted by the IRS. Their own fault. But those are the victims, R, not Obama. F&F? Holder – not the victim. Obama – NOT the victim. The victims of F&F are dead or mourning their dead. Benghazi, the same. The NSA – all of US are victims and NOT THEM but, well, that started under Bush.

    Until you can smell that the very real events and circumstances themselves stink to high heaven then you’ll always be distracted by the victimization of poor Barack until we no longer have him to pick on. The big picture and the true colors are not found in the scandal – it’s in the respective actions of those at the top of each particular heap and the more widespread and pernicious cover up. But hey, it worked for Hillary back in the day to victimize her poor old horndog husband by illuminating us about the sneaky and scary vast right wing conspiracy. Maybe that’s what they talked about at lunch the other day – old friends Barack and Hillary. Thanks to the dogged determination of the irrepressible media we know they had salad, grilled chicken, pasta jambalaya.

  128. The Clintons are exactly correct. The Weiner/Huma comparison to them is completely unfounded.

    Weiner only shows other women his wiener over the Internet. Bill actually fucks them with his.

    But that’s okay because he is so cool and plays a mean sax.

    War on women….

  129. “Weiner only shows other women his wiener over the Internet. Bill actually fucks them with his.”

    No he didn’t Huck. Oral sex doesn’t count, didn’t you know that 😉 Hillary should be grateful for small favors.

    Tex, that would have been hilarious if you had blasted me before reading the article. The article is not very funny is it?

  130. Oral, vaginal, anal, digital…what difference at this point does it make?

    Aww, I just heard that Hillary and Huma are breaking up. All because Weiner had to keep showing off Little Anthony. Cuz that’s how he rolled.

    Like a pig in a blanket.

  131. Little Anthony indeed.

    Little Anthony and the Imperials. “Going out of my head” “Hurt so bad” “Take me Back” “I’m on the Outside Looking In.”

  132. Great. Massive increases in individual health insurance premiums anticipated under Obamacare (some reports say up to 198%).

    Well, at least its a start. 🙄

    Yes We Can!!!

  133. Et opined: Chevy ad.

    They are certainly similar, and I do have to admit I didn’t check it out, but 1) the film angle is very different of course and 2) why would they use a car with a huge dent in the fender for an ad?

    Look more carefully next time, Mr. Blind.

  134. Another state bites the dust. Minn approves same-sex marriage:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57596471/nuptials-at-midnight-as-same-sex-marriage-hits-minn/

    I think that little girl is so cute with her two mommies. She sure seems to be happy; of course with Satan nipping at her heels like that, maybe she just doesn’t know the danger she’s in. LOL.

    **********

    R – My two buds and I are in Oshkosh enjoying the Experimental Aircraft Association convention. I got about two hours flying time in the clouds – first time as pilot-in-command without an instructor. the old bird never missed a beat. We waved at you as we went over Napierville.

  135. Nope, you’re right, Mr. Blind:

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/bankrobbery.asp

    Good description of why the camera angles don’t match, etc.

    Normally it’s me that picks up on the hoaxes, but this time I GOT hoaxed. LOL. Oh well, I’m so relaxed and having so much fun here in Oshkosh that I didn’t have my antennae up. Goes to show that nobody’s immune. Life goes on. Thanks for the correction.

    R – Here’s prolly my next project.

    http://www.velocityaircraft.com/airplane-models-vtwin.html

    I sat in the prototype, N91VT, and talked with the rep for over an hour yesterday. My buddy and I are going to Florida in a couple of months to test-fly one. We can probably get it flying within a year or so. Not cheap, but hell, you ain’t going to take it with you, so might as well enjoy life a little.

  136. “Look more carefully next time, Mr. Blind.”

    “Oh well, I’m so relaxed and having so much fun here in Oshkosh that I didn’t have my antennae up. ”

    Amazing. Even being punked really only stems from the man’s current state of awesomeness.

  137. “Look more carefully next time, Mr. Blind.”

    Sorry, Charlie.

    “Normally it’s me that picks up on the hoaxes, but this time I GOT hoaxed. LOL. Oh well, I’m so relaxed and having so much fun here in Oshkosh that I didn’t have my antennae up. Goes to show that nobody’s immune. Life goes on. Thanks for the correction.”

    Wow. Yea, that’s the ticket, nobody’s immune.

    PS…if there is a Satan I’d bet on him being more interested in Tex than in the cute little girl with two mommies or Dr. Drip. As are the rest of us.

  138. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A suspect remained on the loose late Tuesday evening, after stabbing a teenage girl nearly a dozen times just steps from her front door in the Woodhaven section of Queens.

    As CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported, Natasha Martinez, 17, remained at Jamaica Hospital after undergoing surgery for stab wounds to her back, arms, stomach and kidney.

    Martinez was walking home from work alone around 11 p.m. Monday when a man came up behind her on 85th Street and plunged the knife into her repeatedly.

    “She’s in the hospital in really bad condition, you know,” said Natasha’s mother, Wendy Martinez.

    As CBS 2’s Don Champion reported, a surveillance video shows the stabbing suspect moments before his act Monday night, strolling along wearing a hoodie.

    Investigators Tuesday had only a vague description of the suspect, who is described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-6, last seen wearing a white T-shirt, police said.

    Paging Al Sharpton. Al Sharpton to the courtesy desk please…

  139. Nothing burger…

    “A House Ways and Means Committee staff analysis of the applications of 111 conservative and progressive groups applying for tax exempt status found conservative applicants faced “more questions, more denials, more delays,” says committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich.

    “That is, when the IRS sent groups letters asking for further information, conservative groups were asked more questions — on average, three times more. All of the groups with “progressive” in their name were ultimately approved, while only 46 percent of conservative groups won approval. Others are still waiting for an answer or gave up.”

  140. PF, you really are a piece of work. As you were attempting discredit what I “opined,” were you thinking the similarities in the videos could possible just some kind of coincidence?

    Different camera angles? Dent in the fender? Yeah, real head-scratchers there. 🙄

    You should’ve blamed it on hypoxia, Lindbergh

  141. “PF, you really are a piece of work.”

    It’s just a shame we couldn’t have gotten Snopes to review Tex’s “threatening” comment for him.

    —————-

    “Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.

    CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.

    Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings.

    The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

    It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.

    In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, “You don’t jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well.”

    Another says, “You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation.””

    As Hillary and Rutherford keep reminding us, what happened in Benghazi and the lies told about it afterward don’t matter at this point. What matters is catching the people that did it and making sure it doesn’t happen again.

    Which calls this into question….

    “A Republican lawmaker demanded Wednesday to know why investigators have not captured or killed any of the suspects in the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, pointing out that CNN was able to find a man who some say was the ringleader in the assault that left the ambassador and three other Americans dead….

    Chaffetz was referring to CNN’s recent interview with Ahmed Abu Khattala, who Libyan and U.S. officials have described as the Benghazi leader of the al Qaeda-affiliated militia group Ansar al-Sharia — one of many groups that filled the vacuum of authority following the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi.

    He has been described as a “person of interest” in the investigation, according to officials.

    In that interview, Khattala told CNN’s Arwa Damon that he had not been contacted by any Libyan or American officials.

    “Even the investigative team did not try to contact me,” he told Damon, referring to the FBI.”

    I’m guessing, like the FBI and CIA, Rutherford will be too busy to respond to this.

  142. “Thanks to the dogged determination of the irrepressible media we know they had salad, grilled chicken, pasta jambalaya.”

    It’s actually worse than that. Chris Matthews characterized the meeting as between the current and future President. I admit I threw up in my mouth a bit.

    The HBO series “Newsroom” touched on this last weekend with the reporters on the Romney bus taking what ever info they were spoon fed and not asking any critical questions.

    There is a clear decline in investigative journalism. It’s why Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald are worth their weight in gold.

  143. Newsroom? You were kidding right?

    Narry a comment on the revelation that the IRS scandal was spread to the FEC or that the immaculate cloth was involved in yet another racial incident?

    I haven’t listened to your radio thing in months, maybe a year, but I must wonder what the hell you talk about considering you refuse to actually address anything of substance in this forum…

  144. “The HBO series “Newsroom” touched on this last weekend with the reporters on the Romney bus taking what ever info they were spoon fed and not asking any critical questions.”

    The irony is breathtaking.

  145. Thursday questions: “Why were there tons of CIA agents in Benghazi during the attack?” and “How come CNN can interview #1 suspect but the US government can’t?”

    Friday answers: “Sorry, there will be no White House press briefing today. See you Monday.”

  146. “Why were there tons of CIA agents in Benghazi during the attack?”

    If it were a republican, I would say a repeat of Iran Contra.

    President Hope & Change and his transparent administration though?

    Just like PF’s video comparison. A real head-scratcher.

    Such nothing burgers.

  147. Unemployment rate drops to 7.4% !!!!!….

    …because of decline in work force not seen since 1979.

    Enjoy your Obama recovery, everyone.

  148. I just got done reading the comments section on a CNN.com story where people were speculating that the CIA killed Stevens to keep him from being captured, and that is why agents are now being intimidated into silence.

    Aaaaaaand go, Poolman

  149. “The irony is breathtaking.”

    Only if you’re arrogant enough to think you have some fast path to the truth.

    Let me explain. You say by implication that I repeat what I am spoon fed by the lib media (hence the irony). When is the last time YOU interviewed a first hand source and asked tough questions? Never. You rely on the political mirror image news media that I rely upon. I view media primarily sympathetic to Obama and you view media critical of him.

    Neither of us has a handle on “the truth”. Both of us rely on sources with a bias.

    If I were a journalist, a claim I’ve never made, it would be my obligation to question the actual players and hold them to account. I am nothing more than an opinion writer. Opinions are more about perspective than truth.

    So before you get your breath taken away by the irony of it all step back and consider the sources of your truth and why you find it so reliable.

  150. “If I were a journalist, a claim I’ve never made, it would be my obligation to question the actual players and hold them to account. I am nothing more than an opinion writer. Opinions are more about perspective than truth.”

    Every point you just made qualifies you for a job at MSNBC. I’ll bet they pay pretty well. You should apply, Rutherford.

  151. “I think that whatever was going on was without congressional approval.”

    Yeah, that’s a pretty safe bet when considering Barack Obama hasn’t sought congressional approval for almost anything since Nov. 2010.

  152. “If I were a journalist, a claim I’ve never made, it would be my obligation to question the actual players and hold them to account.”

    What if when you did so you were threatened and called a felon?

    What if your computer was hacked because you sought the truth?

    What about if you were a member of a congressional oversight committee? Would it be your obligation to question actual players and hold them to account?

    What if your requests to question actual players were denied?

    What if access to documents you asked for were denied?

    What if people you did question refused to answer them?

    Would any of that make you a little suspicious?

    Well these things have been going on for more than 3 years. And when people get suspicious because of it, you discount them and say they are the ones at fault.

    Think about all of that a while….

  153. Do you remember when Benghazi happened, I ranted that Obama should be impeached? Glen Beck allegedly said that based on CIA leaks and Turkish newspapers, the administration may have been running weapons from Libya to Syria via Turkey.

    We don’t know the veracity of that story, but something big happened to motivate the administration to revert to such extreme measures to hide something which may be bigger than Watergate or Iran Contra. Otherwise, none of this makes sense.

    Baby slept for five hours last night. It is the first time she has slept more than two hours in one period. Her next exam is Monday, and her changes should surprise the doctors. They still want an MRI scan..

  154. R, you thin-skinned mofo. You doth protest too much, methinks.

    My comment was really directed at Sorkin’s wrenchingly biased project that would portray Romney as a spoon-feeder while he and his program exalts a liberal media that sucks Obama’s cock like popsicles on Sunday.

    The double irony is delicious though, Sir Nothing Burger.

    p.s. my devotion to any biased media sources pale in comparison to your slavish devotion and consumption of liberal propaganda. The fact that you watch Newsroom for entertainment during apparent lulls in MSNBC broadcasting is more proof of it.

  155. How do they make an infant stay still for an MRI? Sounds like a scam for more revenue. Sometimes running tests is all the medical professionals know how to do. It’s like a fall back position. Sounds like she’s doing fine without any medical help. It’s about attitude, and it seems as if she’s already got that going on. Keep up the good work grandpa, it pays ahead big time. These kids need a strong foundation to launch from. They’re coming into a pretty scary world. I’m expecting my newest grandson sometime this month. Amazing how vivid sonograms are nowadays. This kid looks just like his daddy. Pretty cool. Kids are so great. Anyone causing them harm be damned. That goes for chickenshit drone boners too.

  156. re 206, scandals and conspiracies too numerous to keep track of, Huck. None of this stuff has been resolved, even going back multiple decades. If the public could ever focus and hang on to these things until they were properly investigated, maybe we could reign in this rampant and unbridled dark force over us.

  157. @#208 – “Neither of us has a handle on “the truth”. Both of us rely on sources with a bias.”

    WHAT IS YOUR TRUTH THEN? What IS your news source anyway? You don’t present anything, counter anything, you don’t offer alternatives. You don’t even know what’s going on!

    The IRS? Oh they targeted progs too. Benghazi? We need to make sure it never happens again. Make sure WHAT never happens again??? WHAT HAPPENED??? The AP thuggery? *crickets* The NSA buggery? Baaa baaaa Bush.

    I don’t just want to split this land, I want to be an entirely different country.

    Tigre I agree about the Iran Contra comparisons. I was thinking that very thing earlier today and remembering the scorn that the lilberal rock stars and Hollywood jesters heaped on those involved. Where are they now? Absent. Ho hum. Not concerned. Not even curious. This administration and the palace guard just sit in the sun and frolic in the surf and order us to eat and then pay double for a stinking pile of discarded waste while Obama grins and spits in the food just to be a prick.

  158. Poolman, they want to sedate her. The parents and we are not thrilled.

    I don’t think they are scamming in this case. The doctors have admitted they haven’t a clue about our grand daughter or her outcome. They have never seen anyone like her, and her development has defied their predictions. I think they are obsessed with understanding what is going on.
    Thanks for the encouragement.

    I agree with Muffy. I hope we are watching this adminstration come undone.

  159. R, Muffy’s point is a good one. Your professed ignorance is more confession than justification. What the hell are you talking about, precisely?

  160. “Your professed ignorance is more confession than justification.”

    Gee, when you put it like that I guess it qualifies him for the presidency!

  161. Every point you just made qualifies you for a job at MSNBC. I’ll bet they pay pretty well. You should apply, Rutherford.

    From your lips to God’s ear. 🙂

  162. Muffy asks what is MY truth. A very good question indeed. When I started this blog almost 6 years ago I thought one side was mostly good guys and one side mostly bad. Lately they all seem pretty bad. I’m having trouble knowing what to believe anymore.

    The TRUTH is that BOTH Elijah Cummings AND Daryl Issa are probably serving up edited versions of what’s going on with the IRS scandal.

    When it comes to government lately, I’m reminded of Spaceballs. “I’m surrounded by assholes.”

  163. R – just back from Oshkosh, b’gosh. Amazing place, run like a fine-tuned sewing machine – a real example of how capitalism builds an organization.

    It’s inspiring to see the WWII warbirds fly, including the only flying B-29 on the planet and numerous P-51 Mustangs. god it’s no wonder the sound of that Rolls-Royce Merlin engine made the krauts fill their drawers. Great fun. We waved at you again on the way back.

    Just by luck, I had lunch with two former SR71 spy-plane pilots; one was a 2-star general, retired. They keep close touch with their officer-friends in the military and said that morale is at an all-time low. The big problem now is that the political and PC agenda has taken precedent over military readiness. The gub’ment is forcing women into combat roles and the men are reacting predictably: a)they don’t want their lives dependent on somebody who weighs 120#, and b)they want to have sex with them, which causes no end of problems in the ranks.

    One member of the Thunderbirds team said that, due to lack of fuel, he’d not flown since April, as the Obamunists try to make a point on sequestration. Just what you want: somebody doing aerobatics and flying three feet from you at 400 mph who hasn’t flown in three months.

    My lunchmates echoed the sentiment of producers all over: there is coming a day of reckoning. Their take was a little different, however. They feel the admin is trying to PROVOKE it, so they can use the military to put it down and complete the last few steps to totalitarianism. Interesting take.

    Poolman, you keep up with this stuff; what say you?

  164. I have been in the poor section of Appalachia, and seen the poverty which resembles the Lakota Sioux reservation of South Dakota. The Pine Ridge region is one of the poorest places in the United States.

    But then consider Kerli, the Estonian singer who grew up in what for that country was a middle .class background but by our standards was poverty. She only had two cassette music recordings which she played repeatedly.

    .

    She grew up with good family values and decided to do what it took to become a singer. Now, she lives in Los Angeles and has a nice career. Many blacks and those of all races have also pulled themselves from poverty and other bad conditions.

    I think liberal progressives have turned Blacks into to dependent people, and they are doing the same to the rest of us

    .”I love this country dearly. I can feel the ladder clearly, but I never thought I would be alone to try… Before we married saved my money brought my dear wife over., Now I work to bring my family stateside..I watch my little children play some board game in the kitchen, and I sit and pray they will never feel my strife… My pension funds were all gone, They made some bad investments. Now the accounts are over drawn. We can rip apart those socialists and all their damn taxes. But see I am no criminal. I’m down on both bad knees.” “I took a walk.” Passion Pit.

    That is what Progressive policies are doing to too many of us. Blacks are not alone. They are just farther down the road.

  165. “This has to stop,” but it won’t unless we do something about it. As Passion Pit sang “I’m just too much a coward to admit when I’m in need.” “We” voted for those people.

  166. R, it’s interesting to see what you choose to comment on these days. Outside of the cheerleading and theatre surrounding the election, you seem to have lost interest in politics (or perhaps never really had one). This has been the affliction of most libs I know.

    But I really hope real life hasn’t taken too much of a toll.

    Hell, you missed a chance to fire a shot as PF flew overhead waving at you. 😆

    (That was a joke Dr. Demento. Put down the phone).

  167. PFesser, I don’t know what is going to happen. I do know there is a great rift developing between the governing and the governed. Just following orders is often used but never a good excuse. Let’s hope there is still a large dose of humanity among the ranks.

    There have been plans in place for quite some time for a military takeover, if tptb deem it necessary. Way back to Ollie North…

  168. “Hell, you missed a chance to fire a shot as PF flew overhead waving at you.
    (That was a joke Dr. Demento. Put down the phone).”

    Make your first shot count; I carry rockets and I ne’er miss.

    (That was a joke, too, Tiger Puss.)

  169. “When it comes to government lately, I’m reminded of Spaceballs. “I’m surrounded by assholes.” -Rutherford

    So why do you tongue jack the assholes that happen to have powerful farts?

    A tossed salad made with leafy, fresh benefit-of-the-doubt greens from your poisonous MSNBC garden.

    Served up over and over again. Every. Single.Time.

    Hey I’m flying over your apartment complex! Wave!

    Ooops…that aint a Nothing Burger flying down your way…..my bad.

  170. Good way to avoid online surveillance. Current tech standard used by dissidents worldwide to communicate. Routes through multiple Tor-friendly hosts. When FG’s assholes got too snarky, I used it to show them they can’t really tell who anybody is.

    https://www.torproject.org/

    Warning: RTFM, learn and live it. You can’t make any mistakes. Is pretty slow because of routing delays.

    By the way, anybody here believe the current “threat” that closed the US middle east embassies is real?

    Gotta keep the threat level up, you know, so as to mask what you are REALLY doing…

    god, I’m sounding like poolman. Hell, maybe he’s right…

  171. anybody here believe the current “threat” that closed the US middle east embassies is real?

    I thought they were closing because it was O’s birthday. Though we are about ripe for another ff event, and it would be apropos on the anniversary of the gulf of tonkin event.

  172. This high alert will let Jay Carney face the reporters again after he bailed from the press when the Benghazi scandal emerged again. Bright shiny objects.

  173. “This high alert will let Jay Carney face the reporters again after he bailed from the press when the Benghazi scandal emerged again. Bright shiny objects.”

    Or how ’bout we learned from our mistake? Glass half full James, glass half full.

  174. Just checked my email and found this gem…

    poolman – –

    We just wanted to remind you that President Obama’s birthday is tomorrow.

    Don’t forget to send him your well wishes and sign our card!

    LAST CHANCE! Click here to automatically add your name to President Obama’s birthday card >>

    Thanks,

    Democratic Headquarters

    Did you get one of these in your email, Rutherford? Did you add your name to the list? Did he remember to send a card on your b-day?

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