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1 Dancing along the light of day  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:26:15pm

Eggs, all the way to the top?

2 Bob Dillon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:26:24pm

Couldn't be one of the ones he's laying.

3 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:26:28pm
4 karmic_inquisitor  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:27:00pm

In 2010 we will take back Congress and make an omelet.

5 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:27:13pm
Especially proverbs about “power” — this sculpture doesn’t illustrate the Big Man phenomenon terribly well, does it?

Again, CBBHO just doesn't get it.

6 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:28:07pm

I have three eggs of power- green, blue and pink. I used to have 5, but I lost the purple and yellow ones. I blame Bush.

7 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:28:22pm

Run! It's the Egg of Power! Gah!

8 ClosetConservative  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:28:24pm

Bacon and eggs; The chicken contributes
But the pig (taxpayer) gives his all.

9 gclaghorn  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:28:26pm

I can just feel the power flowing from my monitor! Spare me, O Egg, for I am not worthy!

10 Killgore Trout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:28:30pm

Well, he's definitely guilty of buying tourist nick-knacks.

11 Sheila Broflovski  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:28:34pm

We are the Eggmen
I am the Walrus
Goo goo ga choob

12 karmic_inquisitor  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:28:56pm

re: #3 buzzsawmonkey

I fell into a burning Egg of Power...

... and I tried to get a tax cut
as the debt got higher ...

13 IslandLibertarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:29:07pm

Is it fertilized?
If so, it can be aborted.
If he chooses to................

14 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:29:25pm

It's rotten.

15 reine.de.tout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:29:46pm

It's the incredible, edible egg.

Designed to keep him away from interns.

16 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:29:47pm

There's a Mork and Mindy joke in this.

17 A Kiwi Infidel  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:30:05pm

The Goose that laid the golden egg, I can understand, but a wooden hand holding a wooden egg? Doesnt work for me.

18 path  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:30:17pm

re: #3 buzzsawmonkey

LOL

19 karmic_inquisitor  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:30:21pm

re: #16 Sharmuta

There's a Mork and Mindy joke in this.

Nanoooooo Nanoooooo

20 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:30:28pm

Well, he is the Chicken Little of the Sea: THE WATER IS RISING! THE WATER IS RISISING!

21 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:30:31pm
22 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:30:42pm

The entire mystique surrounding Our Messiah-King is so New-Agey and Cultish.....it gives me a royal case of the Creeps and Heebie-Jeebies.

23 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:30:43pm

re: #16 Sharmuta

There's a Mork and Mindy joke in this.

Shazbot.

24 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:30:54pm

What the hell is an egg of power?

25 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:30:56pm

re: #14 Slumbering Behemoth

It's made of equal parts "suck" and "fail".

And that's just the egg.

26 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:31:25pm

re: #23 MandyManners

Shazbot.

Nanoo-nanoo?

27 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:31:33pm

"If you want to make an omelette, you have to break some eggs."

28 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:31:51pm

he is so ridiculous.

29 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:31:52pm

So it's settled- the egg came first.

30 solomonpanting  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:32:01pm

You all laugh and smirk, but the yoke's on us.

31 Killgore Trout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:32:02pm

re: #24 ArmyWife

It's a tourist trinket they sell all over Africa. I'm pretty sure I've seen them in Asia and Polynesia too.

32 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:32:17pm

re: #29 Sharmuta

So it's settled- the egg came first.

But what of the hand holding the egg?

33 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:32:19pm

I think that is left over from the Clinton administration. That was commissioned by Hillary. She's holding one of Bill's nuts.

34 Bob Dillon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:32:44pm

re: #24 ArmyWife

What the hell is an egg of power?

“I am made to tremble and I fear!”
Pope John XXIII

/

35 path  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:32:50pm

re: #24 ArmyWife

What the hell is an egg of power?


It's like those who think Obama knows what he's doing.

36 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:32:51pm

Get yer own: [Link: www.historycompany.com...]

37 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:32:54pm

re: #31 Killgore Trout

It's a tourist trinket they sell all over Africa. I'm pretty sure I've seen them in Asia and Polynesia too.

It'd be a kick if there were a sticker on the bottom of this one that said, "MADE IN CHINA".

38 hazzyday  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:32:59pm

ALIEN!

39 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:32:59pm

re: #24 ArmyWife

What the hell is an egg of power?

A symbol of the proper exercise of power. Hold onto the egg too hard and one crushes it, hold too lightly and it slips from one's fingers.

New-Agey African BS that shows the Cultish nature of Our Messiah-King.

40 happy_mama  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:33:02pm

Does it hatch into a unicorn?

41 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:33:10pm

re: #33 bellamags

LOL!

42 IslandLibertarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:33:12pm

I think it's just to remind "0" that he's a chicken.

43 karmic_inquisitor  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:33:35pm

re: #20 MandyManners

Well, he is the Chicken Little of the Sea: THE WATER IS RISING! THE WATER IS RISISING!

Heh.

Here is an alarmist article to add to the insane catastrophic global warming pile.

Sea levels will rise to levels of last ice age!

/ Sea levels dropped in the last ice age. By many many feet. That is where the ice came from ...

44 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:33:36pm

Is this the one egg, or is just one of the ones that is controlled by the one egg?

I really don't want to know who has that one.

45 reine.de.tout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:33:41pm

re: #40 happy_mama

Does it hatch into a unicorn?

Or at least a car payment?
Mortgage payment?

46 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:33:48pm

re: #31 Killgore Trout

It's a tourist trinket they sell all over Africa. I'm pretty sure I've seen them in Asia and Polynesia too.

Ahhh, it's how he gets his secret instructions from.........

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47 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:33:53pm

re: #37 MandyManners

It'd be a kick if there were a sticker on the bottom of this one that said, "MADE IN CHINA".

I would be even more surprised if it had a sticker saying "MADE IN USA"

48 karmic_inquisitor  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:34:12pm

re: #40 happy_mama

Does it hatch into a unicorn?

Unicorn egg!

49 pink freud  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:34:27pm

Sulfur smells like rotten eggs. Perhaps Chavez will get a whiff of this.

50 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:34:37pm

re: #36 carefulnow

Get yer own: [Link: www.historycompany.com...]

Same outfit selling the Obama's Little Blue Book.

51 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:34:49pm

Honcos, take heart. Obama may have an egg of power, but we hold the Rooster of Competence!

52 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:35:08pm

it's a stupid gimmicky thing,
very appropriate for him.

53 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:35:28pm

re: #51 ArmyWife

Honcos, take heart. Obama may have an egg of power, but we hold the Rooster of Competence!

You implying we can choke our chickens?!? ;)

54 gclaghorn  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:35:31pm

re: #30 solomonpanting

You all laugh and smirk, but the yoke's on us.

Oh, boy, I have an egg on my face!

55 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:35:48pm

re: #52 nyc redneck

it's a stupid gimmicky thing,
very appropriate for him.

Gimmicky and Cultish.

56 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:35:58pm

re: #29 Sharmuta

So it's settled- the egg came first.

You're wrong.

/doood, I just totally fact-checked ur butt!
//

57 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:36:09pm

re: #50 jcm

"Pocket Obama." Who buys this stuff?

58 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:36:38pm

re: #56 Slumbering Behemoth

You're wrong.

/doood, I just totally fact-checked ur butt!
//

LOL. awesome

59 chee toe  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:36:52pm

Is that endangered hard-wood in the Oval office I see?

60 path  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:36:57pm

re: #53 FurryOldGuyJeans


THE rooster? Fluffy?

61 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:37:02pm

re: #57 carefulnow

"Pocket Obama." Who buys this stuff?

Acolytes and worshipers of Our Messiah-King.

62 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:37:13pm

re: #56 Slumbering Behemoth

LMAO!

63 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:37:28pm

"take my arm..take my leg...
oh honey dont you take my egg...

64 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:37:44pm
65 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:37:51pm

re: #53 FurryOldGuyJeans

I never!

66 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:38:09pm

re: #56 Slumbering Behemoth

LMAO!

67 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:38:11pm

re: #61 FurryOldGuyJeans

But is it enough to stimulate the economy?
/

68 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:38:23pm

re: #59 chee toe

Is that endangered hard-wood in the Oval office I see?

It doesn't matter because Our Messiah-King uses it as a symbol of power and worship. Only mere mortals sin environmentally.

69 Bob Dillon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:38:46pm

re: #52 nyc redneck

it's a stupid gimmicky thing,
very appropriate for him.

Interesting that The One would need such a visual anchor close at hand.

Wasn't a response to the interview question ... "do you ever have doubts? .... "Never"

70 curt9988  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:38:51pm

Can you imagine the fear being stuck in terrorists' hearts as they read this? No, I don't think you can.

71 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:39:09pm

From the same outfit making a buck selling the blue book:

' The wooden sculpture that Barack Obama has brought into the Oval Office combines African tribal tradition with a poignant message. Obtained on a 2006 visit to his ancestral Kenya, the “Egg of Power” symbolizes the fragility of chiefly power: According to an ancient proverb, power is like an egg; if it’s held too tightly, it breaks, and if it’s held too loosely, it will slip from grasp."

Yours for $150.00

72 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:39:11pm

re: #65 ArmyWife

I never!

You need lessons? ;)

73 mean Gene  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:39:14pm

Just before Sharia makes it all illegal, Kwansa will be mandatory for a year or two.
And all that other African claptrap.
(Like a handshake with a white man can make your (you-know-what) disappear.)

74 saberry0530  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:39:37pm

2 more eggs and I can have descent omelet!

75 chee toe  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:39:44pm

re: #68 FurryOldGuyJeans

That's right - there's not gonna be any more hard-wood in there....

76 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:39:55pm

re: #57 carefulnow

"Pocket Obama." Who buys this stuff?


We all do.....
/

It is an unofficial requirement for to own, read and carry this book at all times......

*a couple clicks on the right arrows will get you to this page*

77 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:39:55pm

re: #71 avanti

does it come with a free ShamWow? Snuggie? WackChop?

78 path  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:40:11pm

re: #71 avanti

From the same outfit making a buck selling the blue book:

' The wooden sculpture that Barack Obama has brought into the Oval Office combines African tribal tradition with a poignant message. Obtained on a 2006 visit to his ancestral Kenya, the “Egg of Power” symbolizes the fragility of chiefly power: According to an ancient proverb, power is like an egg; if it’s held too tightly, it breaks, and if it’s held too loosely, it will slip from grasp."

Yours for $150.00


Not really, ours for trillions and trillions.....

79 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:40:16pm

All kidding aside, it does look pretty cool, and the concept behind it is neat.

Won't make me change my opinion of our current POTUS and his policies, though.

80 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:40:29pm

re: #71 avanti

From the same outfit making a buck selling the blue book:

' The wooden sculpture that Barack Obama has brought into the Oval Office combines African tribal tradition with a poignant message. Obtained on a 2006 visit to his ancestral Kenya, the “Egg of Power” symbolizes the fragility of chiefly power: According to an ancient proverb, power is like an egg; if it’s held too tightly, it breaks, and if it’s held too loosely, it will slip from grasp."

Yours for $150.00

I swear that outfit was started by P.T. Barnum. So many idiots and fools with gobs of cash.

81 Truck Monkey  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:40:30pm

Nanoo Nanoo. Mork to Orson. Come in Orson.

/Robin Williams at his cocaine crazed best

82 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:40:39pm

re: #71 avanti

From the same outfit making a buck selling the blue book:

' The wooden sculpture that Barack Obama has brought into the Oval Office combines African tribal tradition with a poignant message. Obtained on a 2006 visit to his ancestral Kenya, the “Egg of Power” symbolizes the fragility of chiefly power: According to an ancient proverb, power is like an egg; if it’s held too tightly, it breaks, and if it’s held too loosely, it will slip from grasp."

Yours for $150.00

If that's what it means, i hope its a lesson he takes to heart. If he does, he'll be a better man and a better leader for it.

83 mfarmer1  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:40:41pm

Makes one long for the days when our President had a jar of jelly beans on the Resolute Desk.

84 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:40:50pm

An egg, but no balls.

85 mean Gene  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:41:04pm

Forget the African egg.
I like the Escher Egg:
Image: escher_egg.jpg

86 IslandLibertarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:41:09pm

One Egg to rule them all, One Egg to find them, One Egg to bring them all and in the darkness bind them ...
MMMMMMMMMMM....omelet!.........
Homer Simpson

87 chee toe  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:41:38pm

re: #86 IslandLibertarian

Floor-pie!

88 Inquisitive  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:41:42pm

re: #24 ArmyWife

What the hell is an egg of power?

from African proverb...power held to tight....breaks....hile to loose...it slips away.......

89 path  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:41:58pm

re: #84 WriterMom

An egg, but no balls.


Absolute best statement of the night!

90 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:42:03pm

It's Obama's personal Kwanza.

91 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:42:04pm

re: #67 carefulnow

But is it enough to stimulate the economy?
/

Depends on which end you stick in.

92 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:42:06pm

re: #79 Slumbering Behemoth

All kidding aside, it does look pretty cool, and the concept behind it is neat.

Won't make me change my opinion of our current POTUS and his policies, though.

Yea, felt a bit better with the concept. Better then my WTF ?

93 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:42:14pm

re: #71 avanti

No, it was a hundred bucks! ...Wait a minute, are you ...

Pocket Obamas, get your Pocket Obamas - $75

94 Inquisitive  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:42:19pm

re: #88 Inquisitive

from African proverb...power held to tight....breaks....hile to loose...it slips away.......

hile=held

95 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:42:26pm

Does that really fit up his butt?

96 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:42:42pm

re: #89 path

I'm just getting started!

97 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:42:52pm

re: #81 Truck Monkey

Nanoo Nanoo. Mork to Orson. Come in Orson.

/Robin Williams at his cocaine crazed best

Well, he's still very funny when he wants to be. Watching him when gets going is like watching a tornado throwing debris. Only in his case, the debris are jokes and the great majority of them are very funny.

98 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:42:52pm
99 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:42:54pm

The fooking yokes on US.

100 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:43:26pm

re: #92 avanti

I'd have felt better if it was a magical eight ball. It would have answered many, many questions I have about this week.

101 Racer X  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:43:28pm

re: #77 ArmyWife

does it come with a free ShamWow? Snuggie? WackChop?

No, but it does come with a free ShariaWow, Snnuzzie, and a HeadChop.

102 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:43:33pm

re: #32 jcm

That's the hand that is shoving bailouts up your wazoo.

103 solomonpanting  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:43:39pm

quiche-eating surrender monkeys

104 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:43:40pm

re: #95 Walter L. Newton

ew.

105 A Kiwi Infidel  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:43:49pm

re: #29 Sharmuta

So it's settled- the egg came first.
106 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:43:50pm

re: #98 buzzsawmonkey

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

107 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:43:51pm

re: #86 IslandLibertarian

One Egg to rule them all, One Egg to find them, One Egg to bring them all and in the darkness bind them ...
MMMMMMMMMMM....omelet!.........
Homer Simpson

Are you calling Obama a Dark Lord?!

RACIST!

108 chee toe  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:43:59pm

re: #100 ArmyWife

I'd have felt better if it was a magical eight ball. It would have answered many, many questions I have about this week.

Dead-on! LOL

109 FloridaAnole  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:44:09pm

An Egg of Power. Heh.
One Egg to rule them all, one Egg to find them; one Egg ... o hell it's been over 20 years since I last read the Lord of the Rings. .

110 Dancing along the light of day  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:44:10pm

Honco Roosters know that only hens lay eggs......

111 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:44:23pm

re: #103 solomonpanting

Omlette Making Surrender POTUS

112 saberry0530  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:44:30pm

re: #105 A Kiwi Infidel

www.myspacegraphicsandanimations.com...]>

According to Walter, Obama came first!

/

113 Inquisitive  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:44:37pm

re: #57 carefulnow

"Pocket Obama." Who buys this stuff?

Do you really have to ask that question..?

114 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:44:40pm

re: #77 ArmyWife

does it come with a free ShamWow? Snuggie? WackChop?

Boy, do I have a Snuggie commercial for you: [NSFW]

115 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:44:44pm

eggsistential

116 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:44:45pm

I just finished two bowls of the most wonderful chicken soup I have had in a long time. I don't know why, I didn't do anything special to make it. But, I want to share my recipe with everyone here.

First, you ask the chicken nicely to lay down next to your knife...

117 IslandLibertarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:44:55pm

re: #88 Inquisitive

from African proverb...power held to tight....breaks....hile to loose...it slips away.......

Then, wouldn't it be "The Gentle Hand of Power"?
I mean, it could be holding a butterfly or a crystal orb or a sea-kitten.........

118 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:44:58pm

re: #111 WriterMom

Omlette Making Surrender POTUS

Waffle eater, too.

119 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:45:00pm

re: #95 Walter L. Newton

Does that really fit up his butt?

You be the judge...

120 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:45:11pm

re: #99 aboo-Hoo-Hoo

The fooking yokes on US.

Are you Irish?

121 solomonpanting  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:45:28pm

re: #111 WriterMom

Omlette Making Surrender POTUS

Thank you for the translation.

122 LEGION  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:45:28pm

re: #99 aboo-Hoo-Hoo

The fooking yokes on US.

Unfortunately, you are right.

123 A Kiwi Infidel  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:45:36pm

That didnt work so I'll try again......

re: #29 Sharmuta

So it's settled- the egg came first.

Ah, no, the chicken did

124 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:45:37pm

it's supposed to be his hand holding the egg, which represents life.
he's got the hold world btw his fingers.
that is the context, in which i view this piece of art.
he is that vain.

125 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:45:49pm

re: #76 jcm

Image: LittleRedBook.jpg

Pocket Obama =

?

126 esch  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:46:00pm

Leggo my Egg, O!

127 mean Gene  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:46:11pm

You know, you have to hold an egg just right to break it in your hand.
Hold it wrong and it takes a tremendous amount of power to break.

128 BingoBunny  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:46:40pm

Lenin had 3 monkeys setting on his desk.. you know.. see nothing ..hear nothing.. say nothing.. very apt for the commie group/murder think.

Obama.. has a future omelet setting on his.. what a mess that egg will be.

/how many democrats does it take to scramble an egg..? how many democrats are there?

129 Steve Rogers  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:46:41pm

Obama believes there are 57 eggs in a dozen.

130 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:46:46pm

re: #106 WriterMom

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Wouldn't you just love to have buzzsaw over for dinner some night?

131 UberInfidel67  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:47:08pm

re: #71 avanti

' The wooden sculpture that Barack Obama has brought into the Oval Office combines African tribal tradition with a poignant message. Obtained on a 2006 visit to his ancestral birthplace Kenya, the “Egg of Power” symbolizes the fragility of chiefly power: According to an ancient proverb, power is like an egg; if it’s held too tightly, it breaks, and if it’s held too loosely, it will slip from grasp.

Kidding kidding! lol

132 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:47:12pm

re: #64 buzzsawmonkey

It's good to know there's at least one huevo in the Oval Office.

Don't sell The One short. I'll bet he's a regular huevón.

133 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:47:15pm

re: #125 carefulnow

[Link: upload.wikimedia.org...]

Pocket Obama =

?

Somebody early this morning was having fun at Amazon....
I caught a screen shot.

134 Cato the Elder  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:47:41pm

From the link:

It’s allegedly based on some “ancient African proverb,” which means that (a) the proverb was made up by some white dude 20 years ago and (b) it completely contradicts the horrid reality on the ground in Africa — the last place from which we should be adopting “proverbs.”

As to (a), that's a bold statement to make without any evidence. And regarding (b), I'll take my proverbs where I find them. Denigrating an entire continent of people and their wisdom (I reserve judgment on this "proverb" until I actually find someone who can tell me what it says) because of the misery in which many of them live seems a little bit, well, racist to these old eyes. Is everything Confucius ever said garbage because the Chicoms hold power in his homeland?

This kind of thing is easy to mock but where does it get us?

135 Ringo the Gringo  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:48:06pm

I kind of like it.

136 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:48:07pm

re: #127 mean Gene

You know, you have to hold an egg just right to break it in your hand.
Hold it wrong and it takes a tremendous amount of power to break.

not if you drop it.

137 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:48:11pm

re: #119 jcm

You be the judge...

[Video]

Er, that woman said fisting. I don't think she realized that it has more than one meaning, and not the one she meant. Me thinks she need to check her urban dictionary more often.

On a side note, what kind of sick mutherfucker has videos like that bookmarked, really to clip and paste into message on blogs like this?

:)

138 mean Gene  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:48:12pm

re: #126 esch

Leggo my Egg, O!

lEGGo, the Leggo egg!
[Link: flickr.com...]

139 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:48:14pm

re: #126 esch

Leggo my Egg, O!

Well, Eggos fit Obama, waffle lover that he is.

140 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:48:19pm

re: #130 HoosierHoops

Wouldn't you just love to have buzzsaw over for dinner some night?

We need to have a lizard convention. everyone. We need to find the exact geographical center of the US and meet there.

141 Killgore Trout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:48:22pm

re: #37 MandyManners

They are almost all made in China, Thailand or Malaysia. Most experienced travelers will notice the same stuff in tourist traps wherever you go. There are genuine African things you can pick up but as a general rule they don't have the skilled workforce to make them. They are all made overseas and imported.
In all my travels there is one thing that I regret not buying. When I was in Morocco I was digging through a box of miscellaneous "antique" metal stuff (door knobs, hinges, etc) and found an iron Star of David. it was simple but had some detail carving. I asked the guy about it because I didn't know there were any Jews in Morocco. He said it was very old. I though he was lying and didn't buy it. He was probably right.

142 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:48:27pm

I have not seen this level of doo-dads since many of my Catholic friends built their Kennedy shrines.

143 Bob Dillon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:48:38pm

re: #79 Slumbering Behemoth

All kidding aside, it does look pretty cool, and the concept behind it is neat.

Won't make me change my opinion of our current POTUS and his policies, though.

I would prefer seeing a bronze eagle, talons outstretched, wings up and back, screaming down to kill our enemies.

And I am partial to the warrior class vs jawboners.

144 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:48:53pm

re: #133 jcm

Great minds and all that....

145 Inquisitive  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:48:56pm

re: #117 IslandLibertarian

Then, wouldn't it be "The Gentle Hand of Power"?
I mean, it could be holding a butterfly or a crystal orb or a sea-kitten.........

I don't know...LOL..... I just hope he is holding it loosely....so it will slip away!

146 MacDuff  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:48:59pm

re: #76 jcm

We all do.....
/

It is an unofficial requirement for to own, read and carry this book at all times......

*a couple clicks on the right arrows will get you to this page*

I thought that "the little blue book" was a joke. Geez, this stuff creeps me out more each day.

What the friggin' hell is going on in this country?!

147 notutopia  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:49:04pm

The proverb may have been up 20 years ago by a white guy, but Obama's family is very proud of him. And, they're turning out to be good financial capitalists because of his presidency.
I wish we were faring the same good fortune.

[Link: isteve.blogspot.com...]
Obama's election brought a sense of vindication, friends and family members say, particularly as government officials have made the trek down the dirt road to the Obama compound to pay their respects. President Mwai Kibaki declared a national holiday in Obama's honor.

"The death was a great blow to the Obamas," Oluoch, the cousin, said. "We had no one else to be proud of. But 26 years later, God gave us another one."

148 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:49:23pm

That statue reminds me of my youth. Tossing eggs at houses on devil's night.

149 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:49:52pm

re: #86 IslandLibertarian

One Egg to rule them all, One Egg to find them, One Egg to bring them all and in the darkness bind them ...
MMMMMMMMMMM....omelet!.........
Homer Simpson

Heee! Hee-hee! Oh, triple-dee-doo-dah updings for you.

150 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:49:56pm

re: #137 Walter L. Newton

Er, that woman said fisting. I don't think she realized that it has more than one meaning, and not the one she meant. Me thinks she need to check her urban dictionary more often.

On a side note, what kind of sick mutherfucker has videos like that bookmarked, really to clip and paste into message on blogs like this?

:)

Huh, who you talking about?

*looks around innocently*

Cause if you're talking about me I resemble that!

151 kansas  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:49:57pm

re: #29 Sharmuta

So it's settled- the egg came first.


Premature eggjaculation.

152 quickjustice  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:50:10pm

From "Horton Hatches the Egg", by Dr. Seuss:

"I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful, one hundred percent."

Send it to your congressman and senators!

153 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:50:35pm

Who the hell makes a sculpture based off farm industry commercials?

And who the hell buys it?

154 USBeast  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:50:35pm

Someone Photoshop some hair on the egg and let's see where that thread goes.

155 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:50:49pm

re: #1 Floral Giraffe

Eggs, all the way to the top?

eggzakly

156 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:50:57pm

re: #140 bellamags

We need to have a lizard convention. everyone. We need to find the exact geographical center of the US and meet there.

Great Idea..I hear Indiana is the Center of the universe..err Country..

157 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:51:02pm

re: #152 quickjustice

From "Horton Hatches the Egg", by Dr. Seuss:

"I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful, one hundred percent."

Send it to your congressman and senators!

It wouldn't work for my representatives. They are all jackasses.

158 Bob Dillon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:51:19pm

re: #140 bellamags

We need to have a lizard convention. everyone. We need to find the exact geographical center of the US and meet there.

Kansas - are you kidding? Paging Dorothy.

/

159 BigMoo  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:51:27pm

And I used to carry the 'instrument of absolute arbitration' in my duty holster...I can assure you that my instrument delivered positive results.

Three deep breaths, hopenchange, hopenchange, hopenchange...

160 Palandine  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:51:29pm

Shouldn't that be Ego of Power?

"We are the ones we've been waiting for..."

161 mean Gene  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:51:35pm

Apparently one of 0bama's friends copied Salvadore Dali's Hand holding an egg in this painting:
[Link: www.humanflowerproject.com...]

Title.....The Metamorphosis of Narcissus
Fitting.

162 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:51:37pm

re: #152 quickjustice

From "Horton Hatches the Egg", by Dr. Seuss:

"I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful, one hundred percent."

Send it to your congressman and senators!

Yes, an elephant is faithful, but what about a RINO?

163 shiek al beif salami  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:51:49pm

Didn't Mork, of Mork and Mindy show up on this planet in some kind of inter-galactic egg?

164 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:51:51pm

re: #123 A Kiwi Infidel

This has got to be the first time I've ever beaten another Lizard to a joke. Yay me!

/Hey, Obama healeded mai sef asteam!

165 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:51:52pm

re: #156 HoosierHoops

Great Idea..I hear Indiana is the Center of the universe..err Country..

I thought Florida was. hmmm. Indiana would be cool though. You hosting?

166 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:52:04pm

re: #154 USBeast

Someone Photoshop some hair on the egg and let's see where that thread goes.

To late.......

167 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:52:05pm

re: #153 Sharmuta

Who the hell makes a sculpture based off farm industry commercials?

And who the hell buys it?

At least one fool, who brought it into the Oval Office, so a whole lot more fools rush to buy it.

I still think the History Company was started by P.T. Barnum.

168 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:52:09pm

Is it a turtle egg? Is he toying with the stack?

169 iChef  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:52:10pm

There's gotta be a Humpty Dumpty joke in there somewhere ....

170 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:52:31pm

re: #158 Bobibutu

Kansas - are you kidding? Paging Dorothy.

/

Who cares how lame it is. We can find a Holiday Inn Express and get rowdy.

171 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:52:38pm

re: #140 bellamags

No. We do it in DC. The Million Honco March. GAME ON!

172 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:52:44pm

re: #156 HoosierHoops

Great Idea..I hear Indiana is the Center of the universe..err Country..

Lebanon, Kansas

I had to know that as a student in high school, and it just stuck.

173 kansas  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:52:44pm

re: #158 Bobibutu

Kansas - are you kidding? Paging Dorothy.

/

My house. No Dorothy, though. And no, I'm not kidding. Actually, I am.

174 Sheila Broflovski  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:52:51pm

Screaming eggs

175 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:53:04pm

re: #143 Bobibutu

Me, too. Have you ever seen how gently and carefully and devotedly the bald eagles sit upon their eggs? It's beautiful.

176 solomonpanting  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:53:30pm

re: #168 Sharmuta

Is it a turtle egg? Is he toying with the stack?

It's a 6,000 year-old dinosauer egg.

177 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:53:36pm
178 Sheepdogess  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:53:50pm

CBBHO?

179 quickjustice  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:53:54pm

re: #162 Dark_Falcon

Well, ten allegedly Republican Senators voted for that tax cheat, Geithner. Specter now says he'll vote for Holder for AG. We'll see about the rest.

180 notutopia  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:54:03pm

I think of Obama as the Humpty Dumpty Egg nursery rhyme.

181 FloridaAnole  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:54:04pm

Wait! -- somebody's going to identify that as the World Egg from which everything sprung, and claim tht proves Obama is a neo-pagan. Well, that will make a nice change from the Muslim and the 666 stuff. Plus it will enrage the Left. Heh. (Of course, we know it's Turtles All The Way).

182 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:54:14pm

re: #171 ArmyWife

No. We do it in DC. The Million Honco March. GAME ON!

we need t-shirts. The Million Honco March.

183 USBeast  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:54:16pm

re: #166 jcm

To late.......

I do believe you missed my point. Hint: Imagine two such eggs.

184 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:54:23pm

re: #120 Walter L. Newton

Are you Irish?

I've a bit.

185 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:54:31pm

re: #177 buzzsawmonkey

Guy's barely been in office a week, and already the news is eggonizing.

The yolk's on the electorate.

186 shiek al beif salami  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:54:32pm

OT - has anyone calculated how much they are getting nailed, per capita, for these TARP bailouts? I just figured out that Citibank alone is getting about a $1000 from my family of four.

187 Shr_Nfr  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:54:38pm

He must be an eggistentialist. No Exit.

188 solomonpanting  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:54:46pm

re: #180 notutopia

I think of Obama as the Humpty Dumpty Egg nursery rhyme.

With scrambled brains.

189 BigMoo  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:55:07pm

Who was the 'Batman' character that Vincent Price played...."Egghead" ?
They were masterful at adding 'egg' into just about every line in Vincent's script. Just masterful.

190 esch  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:55:11pm

Let's see...we've got waffles and eggs so far...bacon should be arriving any day now with the Iran/Israel situation..I don't know how he'll do it, but he will. He must have read some Vonnegut while tripping.

OMG...he's setting the stage for pardoning the Juice!

191 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:55:23pm

re: #153 Sharmuta

Who the hell makes a sculpture based off farm industry commercials? And who the hell buys it?

Can you see the secret service dealing with him on overseas trips...

"Do you have an empty pocket, here, no I want that keychain. Well then, but it in your other pocket. I don't care if you gun is there, what do you need the gun for. Michelle, you already have a beret, no, I know this one has a poodle on it, but we don't need any more."

192 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:55:34pm

re: #165 bellamags

I thought Florida was. hmmm. Indiana would be cool though. You hosting?

I think we should talk about it.. Sounds like fun..We'd probably have to send out NCIS to find BuzzSaw.. Jorline is the chef

193 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:55:41pm

re: #134 Cato the Elder

From the link:

As to (a), that's a bold statement to make without any evidence. And regarding (b), I'll take my proverbs where I find them. Denigrating an entire continent of people and their wisdom (I reserve judgment on this "proverb" until I actually find someone who can tell me what it says) because of the misery in which many of them live seems a little bit, well, racist to these old eyes. Is everything Confucius ever said garbage because the Chicoms hold power in his homeland?

This kind of thing is easy to mock but where does it get us?

Here's the real art with the proverb. (Top of page)

link

194 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:55:48pm

re: #182 bellamags

I'll commission the graphic artist. My treat.

/thank goodness my BIL is one...

195 Shr_Nfr  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:55:57pm

re: #152 quickjustice

Hoo?

196 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:56:04pm

re: #130 HoosierHoops

My door is always open, and in the summer-my deck and BBQ always at your service.

197 wolfie  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:56:13pm

re: #187 Shr_Nfr

He must be an eggistentialist. No Exit.

Don't you mean "No eggzit"?

198 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:56:23pm

re: #134 Cato the Elder

As to (a), that's a bold statement to make without any evidence.

Which is perhaps why the author used the word "allegedly"?

199 HelloDare  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:56:24pm

That's a severed hand. That kind of stuff goes on a lot in Africa and Muslim countries.

200 pat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:56:33pm

Yeah. Africa holds a lot of lessons on how to run a country, do what is right, etc. Yeah . Sure. /

201 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:56:37pm
"Egg of Power'


I don't get it. I don't think anything about this man is funny.
For the first time in my life I'm scared of my country.

202 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:56:51pm

re: #177 buzzsawmonkey

Guy's barely been in office a week, and already the news is eggonizing.


he's poached...

203 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:56:53pm

re: #182 bellamags

we need t-shirts. The Million Honco March.

Have a Honco Day!

204 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:56:55pm

re: #180 notutopia

I think of Obama as the Humpty Dumpty Egg nursery rhyme.

All of Soros' horses and all of Soros' men...

205 notutopia  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:56:55pm

re: #188 solomonpanting
He's going to take a big fall. The bigger you are the harder you crack and fall.
Scrambled everything....

206 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:57:05pm

re: #183 USBeast

I do believe you missed my point. Hint: Imagine two such eggs.

Lot of colors, no hair.......

*bout half way down middle, pisses me off*

207 solomonpanting  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:57:13pm

re: #187 Shr_Nfr

He must be an eggistentialist. No Exit.

eggsactly

208 BigMoo  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:57:20pm

re: #200 pat

And such a rich history of success...

209 The Shadow Do  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:57:26pm

re: #156 HoosierHoops

Great Idea..I hear Indiana is the Center of the universe..err Country..

Hoosier! Let's meet here, at the crossroads...

Is the Little Harlem Hotel still there?

210 path  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:57:31pm

re: #201 unrealizedviewpoint

I don't get it. I don't think anything about this man is funny.
For the first time in my life I'm scared of my country.


Scared OF my country or, scared FOR my country?

211 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:57:37pm
212 notutopia  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:58:04pm

re: #201 unrealizedviewpoint

I don't get it. I don't think anything about this man is funny.
For the first time in my life I'm scared of my country.

I'm scared FOR my country.

213 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:58:06pm

re: #141 Killgore Trout

There still is a large Jewish community in Fez, Casablanca and other Morocan cities. But that Star of David was probably from Jews that were slaughtered in Jihadi pogroms, forced to convert or forced out of Morocco in 1967 or 1948.

214 shiek al beif salami  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:58:13pm

The only egg I am worried about is my nest egg. These fascist bastards (big business + big business) who have a monopoly on force are robbing us.

215 gort  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:58:39pm

It's a finely-sculpted, highly-polished, well-marketed... turd.

Just like it's owner.

216 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:58:41pm

re: #211 buzzsawmonkey

Well, he is trying to achieve poach 'em in terris...

huevos locos as they say down in NM....

217 Shr_Nfr  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:58:47pm

re: #197 wolfie

I was trying not to be making a Sartire of the man.

218 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:59:03pm

re: #160 Palandine

Shouldn't that be Ego of Power?

"We are the ones we've been waiting for..."

The Eggo's of Toasted.

Maple, where are ya' babe?

219 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:59:04pm

Image: egghand.jpg

Seriously- sculpture based on advertisements. Kinda tacky in the Oval Office.

220 stuiec  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:59:08pm

re: #7 Charles

Run! It's the Egg of Power! Gah!

We who are Star Trek fans know how invaluable this object is. In fact, it will be the key to ending Iran's nuclear program.

All the One has to do is to meet with the Iranian leadership in his famous no-preconditions diplomacy, and bring the Egg of Power with him. And when they ask what it's for, as they inevitably will, he can say, "Well, here's the thing. If you can answer its riddle, we will not interfere any further with your nuclear program in any way -- but if you cannot, you must relinquish your uranium enrichment and recognize Israel's right to exist peacefully alongside a Palestinian state. Are you confident enough in your wisdom to take on this Western trinket?"

Of course, they will say yes. They cannot at that point admit that their wisdom and knowledge might not be up to the challenge.

And then the One will say, "All right, then. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"

And they will melt down -- like Norman, the coordinator android on Mudd's planet.

A powerful object, indeed!

221 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:59:14pm

re: #196 WriterMom

My door is always open, and in the summer-my deck and BBQ always at your service.

*wink* You're the best writermom.. I got a swimming pool and hot tub..you come here this summer.

222 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:59:17pm

re: #186 shiek al beif salami

it's eggpensive for sure

223 oozel  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:59:25pm

I’d like to see him turn it into the great suppository of power

224 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 6:59:38pm

re: #177 buzzsawmonkey

Guy's barely been in office a week, and already the news is eggonizing.

You were expecting more hardboiled reportage?

225 shiek al beif salami  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:00:09pm

re: #222 ArmyWife

eggzackly.

226 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:00:23pm
227 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:00:35pm

re: #221 HoosierHoops

*wink* You're the best writermom.. I got a swimming pool and hot tub..you come here this summer.

I have a river with assorted hot springs...non of that artificial stuff

228 Ringo the Gringo  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:00:37pm

If Obama was Italian, rather than the "Egg of Power", he'd have the "Salami de Amore".

We should be thankful.

229 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:00:57pm

Now THIS is egg art.

230 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:01:05pm

re: #210 path

Scared OF my country or, scared FOR my country?

Both. I really really tried, following the election, then the inauguration, to give this f*ckin' 'plant' the benefit of the doubt. I can't anymore.

231 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:01:20pm

re: #226 buzzsawmonkey

Just think positively, hopeandchangey and concentrate on keeping your sunny side up.

232 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:01:24pm

re: #209 The Shadow Do

Hoosier! Let's meet here, at the crossroads...

Is the Little Harlem Hotel still there?

Gak! Did you just google the red light district? HAHAHA

233 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:01:30pm

re: #219 Sharmuta

[Link: www.aeb.org...]

Seriously- sculpture based on advertisements. Kinda tacky in the Oval Office.

Two tacky things in the Oval Office now. ;)

234 shiek al beif salami  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:01:33pm

We're living in the land of Omelot.

235 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:01:37pm

re: #226 buzzsawmonkey

Well, at least the reporters could scramble a little.

They'd only accuse each other of "poaching my story".

236 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:01:54pm

re: #227 albusteve

Wow...where?

237 jcbunga  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:01:55pm

goes with all those wooden nickels

238 shiek al beif salami  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:02:05pm

re: #228 Ringo the Gringo

I resemble that.

239 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:02:13pm

Egg Art with class

240 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:02:21pm

"See this egg, Sen. Obama? It represents the Constitution, the United States, and the American People. If you can take care of it and protect it for two weeks, and return it unharmed, you will have proven that you can be the next POTUS. Do you understand"?

/That cheating sonuvabitch used a wooden egg!

241 Shr_Nfr  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:02:21pm

re: #224 Occasional Reader

Maybe it has batteries and his Michelle uses it. (Sorry, but that nail stuck up and I had to hit it.)

242 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:02:24pm

re: #50 jcm

Same outfit selling the Obama's Little Blue Book.

Many African-American people I know have versions of this egg sculpture in their homes--it is, I think, based on some traditional wood carving styles from West Africa (Ghana?). It isn't sinister or uncommon. As for the dang "blue book" that is sheer capitalist entrepreneurship--and, no more sinister than the hero-worship of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at MLK-Day gatherings.

I think African-American people are among the most resilient, loyal, enduring, faith-filled people in our country. It has been a privilege for me to work on various "team oriented" civic and service projects with them--they know how to organize, how to "make a way when there ain't know way!" and they do find inspiration in Africa-centric artwork, mythology, traditions.

These are also fierce, fearsomely passionate individuals, and I would never want to come between them and a cherished, beloved member of the great extended family of black people in America. I don't think I will ever understand, and Obama is their son, their darling, their pride. Therefore my dissent--even here, my free-speech "home" on LGF--needs to be dissent from policies, anger at bad ideas and failed ideology. We are on very thin ice and on dangerous ground. I have to watch myself, speaking just for myself, because sometimes I shoot from the lip.

243 HelloDare  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:02:28pm

The egg used to belong to a rich guy. It was redistributed.

244 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:02:29pm

re: #234 shiek al beif salami

We're living in the land of Omelot.

Will The One give us his Benedict-ion?

245 path  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:02:37pm

re: #230 unrealizedviewpoint

Both. I really really tried, following the election, then the inauguration, to give this f*ckin' 'plant' the benefit of the doubt. I can't anymore.


Well, I feel a lot like you do but, just take each day as it comes. Do what you can.

246 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:02:47pm

re: #185 Sharmuta

The yolk's on the electorate.

Harrrgh....

247 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:03:07pm

re: #192 HoosierHoops

I think we should talk about it.. Sounds like fun..We'd probably have to send out NCIS to find BuzzSaw.. Jorline is the chef

we should. give enough time for everyone to plan to go. Yes Jorline for the catering as long as he makes his LGBT sandwiches.

248 slartybartfast  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:03:08pm

Maybe we should send BHO a frying pan saying, "This is drugs..." to go with his "egg."

(If you don't remember the PSA saying, "This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?" then this won't make sense.)

OT, I just sent this little note to my senators:

Now, there's a vote coming up on the so-called "stimulus package." Ugh! "PORK" is what it is. You can't make it bigger and bigger and say, "Well, now it's not 'pork-barrel spending, now it's STIMULUS." Bull-shit.

Let me have my billfold back.

I hope the B.S. comment wasn't over the top.

249 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:03:10pm

re: #227 albusteve

I have a river with assorted hot springs...non of that artificial stuff

Does that hot springs have a little fridge for the Bud Light? No?
SHUT UP! LOLOLOLOL

250 BigMoo  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:03:14pm

Egg of Power, closing Gitmo, blaming America first, a couple trillion in additional deficit spending... I reckon there's no way to get a 'Mulligan' on what the electorate did in 2008...

251 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:03:21pm

re: #239 Sharmuta

Egg Art with class

It ain't African, so gotta be disparaged.

252 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:03:23pm
253 FloridaAnole  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:03:38pm

re: #179 quickjustice

Well, ten allegedly Republican Senators voted for that tax cheat, Geithner. Specter now says he'll vote for Holder for AG. We'll see about the rest.

Now, tell me again why they threw Leona Helmsley into the slammer, but made this Geithner dude Sec. of the Treasury?

254 HelloDare  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:03:45pm

Snakes lay eggs.

255 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:03:53pm

re: #229 Sharmuta

Now THIS is egg art.


that doesnt look Russian to me...Faberge would be insulted

256 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:03:55pm

My eggs of power are of stone and would completely ruin the other egg of power which is made of wood and is totally tacky.

257 Dancing along the light of day  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:03:58pm

re: #133 jcm

That is funny! I regret having only 1 upding to give!

258 ArchangelMichael  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:04:35pm
Egg of Power

Does this mean if a fellowship of nine intrepid adventurers can steal it and take it across country and then to Hawaii and throw it in a volcano that The Zero will disappear, his Ivory Tower will crumble, and his legions of Uruk-Hopenchangai will feel into obscurity in the wastelands?

259 shiek al beif salami  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:04:53pm

In certain languages that have trouble with "h"s, people enjoy going to the theater to watch productions of Shaekspeare's Omelot.

(Azerbaijani is one language that comes to mind.)

260 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:04:53pm

re: #247 bellamags

we should. give enough time for everyone to plan to go. Yes Jorline for the catering as long as he makes his LGBT sandwiches.

I think it could be really fun

261 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:05:02pm

re: #242 Joan

As for the dang "blue book" that is sheer capitalist entrepreneurship

I'm a little skeptical of the "blue book"... the one on Amazon appeared to be tongue in cheek.

(Not that I'd put it past the adoring acolytes of The One, mind you)

262 mean Gene  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:05:05pm

The egg of power in Africa represented how much gold or diamonds each person had to deliver to the kleptocrat king or chief in order to live another year as his slave.
What does it stand for here?

263 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:05:06pm

For all these egg puns, you guys are toast.

264 Bob Dillon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:05:11pm

re: #170 bellamags

Who cares how lame it is. We can find a Holiday Inn Express and get rowdy.

Ha! It's a corn field in north central Kansas just south of the Nebraska border.

Lebanon KS is the closest town ... checking for a Holiday Inn. ;-)

265 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:05:22pm

re: #249 HoosierHoops

Does that hot springs have a little fridge for the Bud Light? No?
SHUT UP! LOLOLOLOL


bar tenders are provided....

266 ArchangelMichael  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:05:29pm

re: #258 ArchangelMichael

Flee

PIMF

267 slartybartfast  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:05:30pm

re: #248 slartybartfast

Here's the PSA.

Replying to myself. God! I have gone mad!

/insanity you can believe in!

268 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:05:36pm

re: #245 path

Well, I feel a lot like you do but, just take each day as it comes. Do what you can.

I know, I'm so not alone. I feel the anger grow all around. I see it here everyday - Good folks lashing out attacking one another, over a slip of the key.

269 The Shadow Do  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:05:47pm

re: #232 HoosierHoops

Gak! Did you just google the red light district? HAHAHA

Picture Michael Pollard looking down, twisting his toe in the dirt....

270 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:05:57pm

re: #263 Charles

For all these egg puns, you guys are toast.

Not if we pancake you first.

/kidding

271 solomonpanting  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:05:58pm

re: #263 Charles

For all these egg puns, you guys are toast.

Please don't be so hard boiled about it.

272 gort  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:06:05pm

He's a real eggomaniac.

273 kansas  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:06:12pm

re: #264 Bobibutu

Ha! It's a corn field in north central Kansas just south of the Nebraska border.

Lebanon KS is the closest town ... checking for a Holiday Inn. ;-)

I never heard of Lebanon Kansas till this thread.

274 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:06:20pm

re: #263 Charles

For all these egg puns, you guys are toast.

cheese and tomato?...mmmmmm

275 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:06:40pm

re: #248 slartybartfast

Maybe we should send BHO a frying pan saying, "This is drugs..." to go with his "egg."

(If you don't remember the PSA saying, "This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?" then this won't make sense.)

OT, I just sent this little note to my senators:

I hope the B.S. comment wasn't over the top.

Now that there is a single party in power any ideals of no pork get tossed in the bin post haste. People may have been rightly mad at the Republican majority for being spend thrift, but 30+ years of prior Dem control and fiscal irresponsibility seems to have been conveniently forgotten or ignored.

276 notutopia  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:06:41pm

Egg Sandwich Yum!

277 mean Gene  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:06:48pm

If I had egg puns I wouldn't need toast!

278 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:06:52pm

re: #242 Joan

I think African-American people are among the most resilient, loyal, enduring, faith-filled people in our country.

I'm curious; Which races/ ethnicities in the US do you find to be among the least resilient, loyal, enduring, and faith-filled?

279 Palandine  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:06:54pm

Does anyone have any insight into how the Bush Derangement Syndrome weirdos focused their anger for 8 whole years? I've only been mildly annoyed* with the Messiah for a little over two weeks, and it's exhausting.

*The real anger won't start until he truly begins his assault on the First (Fairness Doctrine, Card Check Rule) and Second Amendments to the Constitution, and the redistribution of wealth begins in ernest.

280 ArchangelMichael  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:02pm

re: #272 gort

He's a real eggomaniac.

"Can I just eat my waffle"

281 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:05pm

re: #242 Joan

um, where'd all that come from?

282 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:05pm

It can put the rumors that The One is Muslim to rest - obviously he is eggnostic!

283 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:14pm

re: #264 Bobibutu

Ha! It's a corn field in north central Kansas just south of the Nebraska border.

Lebanon KS is the closest town ... checking for a Holiday Inn. ;-)

OMG. how fun. we could rent the corn field and pitch tents.

284 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:15pm

The artwork in the POTUS office seems a little eggstravagant. Just a little eggsessively obnoxious.

285 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:15pm

I've told you guys ovum and ovum.

286 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:15pm

re: #242 Joan

Wonderful response a thread back, thank you.

To me the egg sculpture is neither here nor there. Other than having a little fun at The Ones expense. The mindset behind those who publish The Little Blue Book, the Presidential Pledge, and other things I find very worrisome.

287 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:20pm
288 esch  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:37pm

I think he's just an alien in an 'Egger' suit.

289 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:42pm

re: #263 Charles

For all these egg puns, you guys are toast.

I surrender! (Because I'm French toast)

290 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:44pm

re: #263 Charles

For all these egg puns, you guys are toast.

I'm crushed!

291 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:45pm
292 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:52pm

re: #277 mean Gene

If I had egg puns I wouldn't need toast!


a shell of an attitude....

293 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:07:55pm

re: #285 Charles

I've told you guys ovum and ovum.

You expecting us to count the times and chicken out?

294 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:08:01pm

re: #278 Occasional Reader

Oooo ooooh....GOOD QUESTION.

295 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:08:14pm

re: #263 Charles

For all these egg puns, you guys are toast.

eggsactly.
(hope someone didn't use that one already)
:)

296 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:08:22pm

re: #289 Occasional Reader

I surrender! (Because I'm French toast)

And here I was just going to waffle.

297 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:08:23pm
298 solomonpanting  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:08:38pm

re: #285 Charles

I've told you guys ovum and ovum.

I just can't get it through my thick egg-noggin.

299 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:08:52pm

re: #296 Sharmuta

And here I was just going to waffle.

I wanna flip-flop Jack!

300 gregg  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:09:00pm

Many years ago, I received a something similar as gift, but instead of an egg, the hand was holding some bok choy. Unfortunately, I forgot the symbolism.

301 esch  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:09:01pm

re: #297 buzzsawmonkey

Each new post just eggs us on.

Aww...that one was way over-easy.

302 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:09:02pm

re: #242 Joan

You said it better then I could of. It's fun to crack wise about insignificant things, but it should not get too snarky. Obama, is of partly African decent, the proverb is pretty wise, and the gift was from his home continent.
The fact that he did not toss it in a closet might mean he agrees with the proverb. I'm not saying his base should rush out and buy one though, that's just weird.

303 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:09:08pm

I picked the wrong thread to be soooo damn Eggcited.

304 Sheila Broflovski  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:09:10pm

re: #259 shiek al beif salami

In certain languages that have trouble with "h"s, people enjoy going to the theater to watch productions of Shaekspeare's Omelot.

(Azerbaijani is one language that comes to mind.)

Russian. Cockney.

305 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:09:19pm

re: #292 albusteve

a shell of an attitude....

these yolks are getting ridiculous

306 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:09:22pm
307 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:09:37pm

You guys really crack me up.

308 Cato the Elder  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:09:41pm

re: #198 Occasional Reader

Which is perhaps why the author used the word "allegedly"?

No, what the author says is that the proverb is allegedly African, casting doubt on whether it is or not, and then goes on to state positively that that means it was made up by some white guy. Not that it was allegedly made up. Look at the sentence. It's insidious.

As to the actual origin, Avanti provided me with a link. Thanks, Avanti! Until someone proves that it's a made-up proverb, whether by a white dude or some other dude, I'm going to say that all the ridicule is misplaced.

309 jcbunga  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:10:10pm

I think it's a warning...to chickens...that he has their young

310 solomonpanting  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:10:13pm

re: #307 Sharmuta

You guys really crack me up.

Shell-shucked?

311 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:10:14pm

re: #303 unrealizedviewpoint

I picked the wrong thread to be soooo damn Eggcited.

I think its a shell of a good thread.

312 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:10:15pm

re: #297 buzzsawmonkey

Each new post just eggs us on.


whip me to a marangue big boy.....

313 Bob Dillon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:10:21pm

re: #264 Bobibutu

Ha! It's a corn field in north central Kansas just south of the Nebraska border.

Lebanon KS is the closest town ... checking for a Holiday Inn. ;-)

OMG - there is one! Well of course for everyone wanting to get to the Geo Center of the lower 48 .... now do we include AK and HI in the mix?

314 Cognito  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:10:27pm

I really couldn't care any less about his Egg of Power or his Eagle Poster of Inspiration or his Little Silver Clacky Balls of Basic Physics. I just want him and Congress fix our unpleasant situation and not damage the country.

315 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:10:30pm

re: #306 buzzsawmonkey

True, but nobody had done it yet.

At least it wasn't poached.

316 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:10:41pm

re: #285 Charles

Proving again you are the eggspert. (was that used yet?)

317 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:10:43pm

re: #263 Charles

For all these egg puns, you guys are toast.

YEAH TOAST!

318 Guy_Philly  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:10:45pm

in the new administration:
1. The egg will be spelled "Oegg"
2. Oeggs must be opened at the pointy end
3. Soft-boiled oeggs will be illegal (making it pointless for rule 2)
4. Everyone shall eat Oeggs Obama for breakfast (a committee will be formed to determine the recipe for Oeggs Obama)
5. Chickens will be considered sacred and Purdue Farms will be taxed out of business for killing the mother of oeggs

319 esch  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:11:02pm

re: #306 buzzsawmonkey

Yup. But....'over-easy'? Get it?

320 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:11:11pm
321 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:11:12pm

re: #309 jcbunga

I think it's a warning...to chickens...that he has their young

Maybe it refers to the fact that revolutions, like chickens, devour their own?

322 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:11:15pm
323 bse5150  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:11:17pm

This is a silly thing to be wasting out time on. A statue in Obama's office? Who cares? It makes us look small like the Liberals we so often point out. Let's move on to something that matters, please.

324 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:11:39pm
325 Bob Dillon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:11:42pm

re: #273 kansas

I never heard of Lebanon Kansas till this thread.

Nor I my friend - nor I.

326 kansas  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:11:53pm

re: #314 Cognito

I really couldn't care any less about his Egg of Power or his Eagle Poster of Inspiration or his Little Silver Clacky Balls of Basic Physics. I just want him and Congress fix our unpleasant situation and not damage the country.

They could go a long way to fixing the situation if they would STFU for a few days. Every time things start to get a little better, here they come bad mouthing it again. They really need shit to get worse.

327 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:11:58pm

re: #313 Bobibutu

OMG - there is one! Well of course for everyone wanting to get to the Geo Center of the lower 48 .... now do we include AK and HI in the mix?

Nope. to complicated. we will thank HI and AK at the conference.

328 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:12:05pm

re: #323 bse5150

This is a silly thing to be wasting out time on. A statue in Obama's office? Who cares? It makes us look small like the Liberals we so often point out. Let's move on to something that matters, please.

Yep, damned silly. Couldn't agree more.

329 BignJames  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:12:06pm

No government jobs or stimulus funds for egg whites.

330 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:12:07pm

re: #314 Cognito

I really couldn't care any less about his Egg of Power or his Eagle Poster of Inspiration or his Little Silver Clacky Balls of Basic Physics. I just want him and Congress fix our unpleasant situation and not damage the country.

Good to see you, Cognito. How are things going?

331 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:12:14pm

re: #315 Sharmuta

At least it wasn't poached.

that was really powdered...

332 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:12:18pm

re: #323 bse5150

Oh come on.

333 solomonpanting  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:12:19pm

So The Manchurian Candidate turns out to be an egg plant?

334 esch  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:12:21pm

re: #324 buzzsawmonkey

Shweet. I have discovered the dark delights of ding-whorage.

335 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:12:34pm
336 esch  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:12:46pm

re: #333 solomonpanting

So The Manchurian Candidate turns out to be an egg plant?

LMAO

337 Catttt  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:12:49pm

Late to thread, too lazy to read it.

OBVIOUSLY (ask any woman) the man stole, bought, or otherwise obtained the egg from a WOMAN.

338 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:12:53pm

re: #314 Cognito

re: #323 bse5150

sometimes things are just fun.

339 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:12:59pm

re: #281 carefulnow

um, where'd all that come from?

I know, I know....sometimes it surprises me that I'm not just in a corner somewhere, drooling and moaning.

/hee-hee. I live in Moonbattia and nobody gets me....

340 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:13:11pm

Yes let's talk about SOMETHING IMPORTANT NOW. We haven't talked about anything IMPORTANT TODAY.

341 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:13:17pm

re: #323 bse5150

This is a silly thing to be wasting out time on. A statue in Obama's office? Who cares? It makes us look small like the Liberals we so often point out. Let's move on to something that matters, please.

Yeah, because we never, ever have threads about stuff that matters.

/

342 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:13:34pm

re: #334 esch

Shweet. I have discovered the dark delights of ding-whorage.

i dinged you for that

343 Catttt  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:13:35pm

re: #323 bse5150

This is a silly thing to be wasting out time on. A statue in Obama's office? Who cares? It makes us look small like the Liberals we so often point out. Let's move on to something that matters, please.

No. Feel free to move along, if you wish.

344 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:13:36pm

re: #323 bse5150

This is a silly thing to be wasting out time on. A statue in Obama's office? Who cares? It makes us look small like the Liberals we so often point out. Let's move on to something that matters, please.

Can't we have some fun? LGF shouldn't serious all the time. The world is grim right now, but that makes laughter all the more important.

345 jcbunga  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:13:42pm

Maybe it's a goose egg...which is all he's got

346 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:13:46pm

re: #323 bse5150

*whack*

347 path  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:13:47pm

re: #328 Charles

Yep, damned silly. Couldn't agree more.

Silly, refreshing, relaxing --- dare I say "fun."

348 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:13:50pm

re: #314 Cognito

I really couldn't care any less about his Egg of Power or his Eagle Poster of Inspiration or his Little Silver Clacky Balls of Basic Physics. I just want him and Congress fix our unpleasant situation and not damage the country.

That mess on your head is 3 fresh country eggs..over easy.

349 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:13:53pm

re: #323 bse5150

This is a silly thing to be wasting out time on. A statue in Obama's office? Who cares? It makes us look small like the Liberals we so often point out. Let's move on to something that matters, please.


go ahead..we'll catch up with you when we're done here

350 esch  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:13:55pm

re: #340 WriterMom

Yes let's talk about SOMETHING IMPORTANT NOW. We haven't talked about anything IMPORTANT TODAY.

I think at this point some group therapy is definitely in line.

351 kansas  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:13:57pm

re: #323 bse5150

This is a silly thing to be wasting out time on. A statue in Obama's office? Who cares? It makes us look small like the Liberals we so often point out. Let's move on to something that matters, please.

Does it make us look like Kos?

352 Unakite  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:14:05pm

re: #71 avanti

From the same outfit making a buck selling the blue book:

' The wooden sculpture that Barack Obama has brought into the Oval Office combines African tribal tradition with a poignant message. Obtained on a 2006 visit to his ancestral Kenya, the “Egg of Power” symbolizes the fragility of chiefly power: According to an ancient proverb, power is like an egg; if it’s held too tightly, it breaks, and if it’s held too loosely, it will slip from grasp."

Yours for $150.00

And if you crack it open and add milk, it makes a good breakfast.

353 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:14:05pm

re: #314 Cognito

I wouldn't hold your breath. Just sayin'.

354 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:14:13pm

re: #335 buzzsawmonkey

I see you fail to appreciate the social value of slapstick.

For one thing, it protects your lips in the wintertime.

355 gort  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:14:20pm

goacyenhehp

(scrambled hopeychange)

356 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:14:21pm

re: #323 bse5150

This is a silly thing to be wasting out time on. A statue in Obama's office? Who cares? It makes us look small like the Liberals we so often point out. Let's move on to something that matters, please.

If you can't see the difference, no lizard can help you see.

357 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:14:24pm

re: #341 Occasional Reader

Yeah, because we never, ever have threads about stuff that matters.

/

The question was raised, "Which was first? Chicken or Egg?"

It's an EVOLUTION THREAD!

*ducks*

358 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:14:34pm
359 VioletTiger  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:14:48pm

Perhaps we can use one of these on that egg?

[Link: www.strangenewproducts.com...]

360 Bob Dillon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:14:49pm

re: #314 Cognito

I really couldn't care any less about his Egg of Power or his Eagle Poster of Inspiration or his Little Silver Clacky Balls of Basic Physics. I just want him and Congress fix our unpleasant situation and not damage the country.

Yeah, well - from your lips to Gods ear.

They are the source of the problem - and you think they can come up with a solution?

Unrealistic expectations/desires Cog.

361 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:14:49pm
362 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:15:02pm

Some people can't appreciate a humor break? Well, I'll be deviled.

363 esch  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:15:03pm

re: #342 bellamags

i dinged you for that


364 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:15:07pm

re: #341 Occasional Reader

Maybe we should consult DAVID SCHWARTZ, MILLIONAIRE YACHT OWNER, gazillion dollar dot com hot shot real estate. JA JA?

365 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:15:07pm

re: #314 Cognito

I really couldn't care any less about his Egg of Power or his Eagle Poster of Inspiration or his Little Silver Clacky Balls of Basic Physics. I just want him and Congress fix our unpleasant situation and not damage the country.

Then I would start praying to the Egg of Power, bowing down in front of the Eagle Poster of Inspiration and listen to the rhythm of the Little Silver Clacky Balls of Basic Physics because that's what's it's going to take to keep him from damaging the country.

Basically a miracle.

366 jcbunga  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:15:11pm

re: #358 buzzsawmonkey

Mouthful-nic thinks he's Graham Chapman coming in to interrupt a "too-silly" Python skit.

well we DID do the nose....and the hat

367 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:15:43pm

re: #323 bse5150

You are right. Let's change the subject. Anyone up for eggistentialism?

368 Buster Bunny  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:15:46pm

re: #357 jcm

The question was raised, "Which was first? Chicken or Egg?"

It's an EVOLUTION THREAD!

*ducks*

dare we egg you on .. with that sort of behaviour?

369 mshaw  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:16:15pm

Am I missing something? Why is this thing supposed to be so weird?

I think I'm with Joan (#242). Are some of us succumbing to ODS?

370 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:16:18pm
371 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:16:19pm

re: #323 bse5150

This is a silly thing to be wasting out time on. A statue in Obama's office? Who cares? It makes us look small like the Liberals we so often point out. Let's move on to something that matters, please.

For your serious consideration while the rest of us are being silly.

372 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:16:25pm

re: #355 gort

goacyenhehp

(scrambled hopeychange)

panychogeeh

373 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:16:33pm

re: #367 ArmyWife

You are right. Let's change the subject. Anyone up for eggistentialism?


no...I'm eggnostic

374 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:16:55pm

re: #323 bse5150

This is a silly thing to be wasting out time on. A statue in Obama's office? Who cares? It makes us look small like the Liberals we so often point out. Let's move on to something that matters, please.

How about his Classic Poo-poo Cushion in the Oval Office. That's important to discuss. Specially when the French visit.

375 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:05pm

Oh, FFS! Can't we have a little fun?

376 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:09pm

re: #364 WriterMom

Maybe we should consult DAVID SCHWARTZ, MILLIONAIRE YACHT OWNER, gazillion dollar dot com hot shot real estate. JA JA?

I'll call him in, as soon as he finishes shining my shoes.

377 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:11pm

re: #362 Sharmuta

Some people can't appreciate a humor break? Well, I'll be deviled.

I love deviled eggs..I'll eat em I swear..
But remember the first Rocky movie when rocky wakes up and drinks all those eggs raw? How didn't gag..That almost ruined eggs for me..:)

378 Catttt  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:13pm

re: #349 albusteve

go ahead..we'll catch up with you when we're done here

My parents used to let Gareth (lived with parents for a while as a boy, until his dad remarried) walk part way to church every Sunday, because he was impatient. He never caught on that though he left the house earlier, he never got there ahead of the rest of the family, since he was always picked up on the way.

379 mattm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:16pm

Cookoo. Cookoo. Cookoo.

380 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:27pm

At least it isn't the Sperm of Power.

I really would find that a bit...ooh..psycho.

381 Inquisitive  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:29pm

re: #285 Charles

I've told you guys ovum and ovum.

If you try to beat us......we will scramble away

382 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:37pm

John Kerry used to keep one of those hands on his desk.

383 Guy_Philly  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:41pm

the egg is a bit feminine for the oval office. Now you take something like the Washington Monument. THAT is a monument to masculinity!

384 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:45pm

re: #374 Walter L. Newton

How about his Classic Poo-poo Cushion in the Oval Office. That's important to discuss. Specially when the French visit.

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

385 esch  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:46pm

All hail...the Oospore!®

386 kansas  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:50pm

re: #369 mshaw

Am I missing something? Why is this thing supposed to be so weird?

I think I'm with Joan (#242). Are some of us succumbing to ODS?

Oh shut up about ODS please. This little bit of fun doesn't come close. What's next? Have a little fun and be called a Nazi?

387 wolfie  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:17:56pm

re: #285 Charles

And all we do is eggnore you!

388 gort  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:18:00pm

re: #357 jcm

The question was raised, "Which was first? Chicken or Egg?"

It's an EVOLUTION THREAD!

*ducks*

In this case the Chicken bought the Egg, so the Chicken definitely came first. And sadly that amounts to devolution rather than evolution.

389 iChef  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:18:05pm

Who ends up with egg on their face?

390 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:18:06pm

re: #314 Cognito

I really couldn't care any less about his Egg of Power or his Eagle Poster of Inspiration or his Little Silver Clacky Balls of Basic Physics. I just want him and Congress fix our unpleasant situation and not damage the country.

The way I look at it, if poking fun a the Presidents taste in art is the topic of the day, things could be worse. I'm sure we'll find more controversial topics in the years ahead, but hopefully not a bad as many fear.

391 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:18:20pm

re: #314 Cognito

re: #323 bse5150

This is just gallows humor. We can either have a laugh for a few minutes as things swirl the bowl, or we start showing signs of depression. I prefer a bit of laughter.

392 formercorpsman  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:18:24pm

re: #3 buzzsawmonkey

You know, you just have to do that don't you.

Late to this thread, kids just fell asleep, I'm trying to quietly catch up, I can't even get to 5 posts in.

With less violence? The hell you say. Pure torture. I want to burst out, and I can only bang on the keys right now.

I won't be able to get that out of my head tonight. I swear I keep hearing his voice sing that verse now.

393 Buster Bunny  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:18:25pm

Doesnt anyone realise?

This is the EGG OF SINCERE HOPE AND CRACKED BELIEF !

... masquerading as an egg of power.

394 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:18:28pm

re: #378 Catttt

My parents used to let Gareth (lived with parents for a while as a boy, until his dad remarried) walk part way to church every Sunday, because he was impatient. He never caught on that though he left the house earlier, he never got there ahead of the rest of the family, since he was always picked up on the way.

fine analogy....

395 Sheila Broflovski  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:18:31pm

re: #359 VioletTiger

Perhaps we can use one of these on that egg?

[Link: www.strangenewproducts.com...]

That's just nasty. Do they have a Helen Thomas one?

396 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:19:05pm

Terence, this is silly stuff
you eat your omelets fast enough...

397 rain of lead  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:19:18pm

all we are saying is give quiche a chance

398 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:19:21pm

re: #317 Slumbering Behemoth

ROTFL

399 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:19:26pm

re: #390 avanti

This is just a symptom of the idiocy in the President's office. I guess that is not something you 'get'.

400 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:19:31pm

re: #362 Sharmuta

Some people can't appreciate a humor break? Well, I'll be deviled.

Some people need to take that steel rod out of their ass, apparently.

401 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:19:33pm

re: #377 HoosierHoops

I love deviled eggs..I'll eat em I swear..
But remember the first Rocky movie when rocky wakes up and drinks all those eggs raw? How didn't gag..That almost ruined eggs for me..:)

obviously you're no Rocky....go hit the bag

402 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:19:39pm
403 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:19:47pm

re: #391 FurryOldGuyJeans

re: #323 bse5150

This is just gallows humor. We can either have a laugh for a few minutes as things swirl the bowl, or we start showing signs of depression. I prefer a bit of laughter.

LOL. how appropriate!

404 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:19:50pm
405 mfarmer1  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:19:53pm

Free range organic
Scrambled with arugula
Elitist breakfast

African teaching
Yolks spilled across continent
Hypocrisy reigns

Wooden hand and egg
Washington bust in storage
Forty four panders

406 Buster Bunny  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:03pm

re: #388 gort

In this case the Chicken bought the Egg, so the Chicken definitely came first. And sadly that amounts to devolution rather than evolution.

Ya .. this egg was paid for. Cost to taxpayers ..

omg .. thats a 700 billion dollar egg ...

... I WANT THAT GOLDEN GOOSE !

407 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:03pm

I might buy one if the hand were holding a golf ball.

408 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:03pm

re: #397 rain of lead

all we are saying is give quiche a chance

OK dude..that has got to be a rotating title.

409 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:07pm

re: #391 FurryOldGuyJeans

re: #323 bse5150

This is just gallows humor. We can either have a laugh for a few minutes as things swirl the bowl, or we start showing signs of depression. I prefer a bit of laughter.

You never know what kind of humor you'll find on the event horizon.

410 Catttt  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:09pm

re: #314 Cognito

I really couldn't care any less about his Egg of Power or his Eagle Poster of Inspiration or his Little Silver Clacky Balls of Basic Physics. I just want him and Congress fix our unpleasant situation and not damage the country.

Good luck with that.

411 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:10pm

re: #323 bse5150

This is a silly thing to be wasting out time on. A statue in Obama's office? Who cares? It makes us look small like the Liberals we so often point out. Let's move on to something that matters, please.

If people want to use this insignificant (and kinda neat) piece of art to point out what an enlightened hero he is, or what a pagan whacko he is, then yeah. That would be a silly waste of time.

But if it's used as a source of some jokes, and some puns, then there is no harm in that. Laughter is good. It keeps some of us from being too wound up.

412 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:13pm

Are egg whites racist?

413 kansas  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:23pm

re: #400 FurryOldGuyJeans

Some people need to take that steel rod out of their ass, apparently.

Barney F. will not be pleased to do that.

414 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:29pm

re: #397 rain of lead

Good one! Eggstraordinary!

415 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:42pm

re: #339 Joan

No, no. It's okay.

416 esch  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:51pm

re: #408 HoosierHoops

OK dude..that has got to be a rotating title.

Second.

417 JacksonTn  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:54pm

re: #397 rain of lead

all we are saying is give quiche a chance

ROL ...the best one ...

418 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:20:59pm

re: #402 buzzsawmonkey

Oh, a Houseman man!

In da House, man!

[flashing ridiculous gang signs]

419 iChef  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:21:03pm

re: #407 Mich-again

I might buy one if the hand were holding a golf ball.

The Golf Ball of Truth!

420 Buster Bunny  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:21:14pm

re: #400 FurryOldGuyJeans

Some people need to take that steel rod out of their ass, apparently.

Furry .. if thats your real photo .. I have pictures of your mother and me dating a couple of years back.

Its not pretty.

421 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:21:16pm

re: #392 formercorpsman

You know, you just have to do that don't you.

Late to this thread, kids just fell asleep, I'm trying to quietly catch up, I can't even get to 5 posts in.

With less violence? The hell you say. Pure torture. I want to burst out, and I can only bang on the keys right now.

I won't be able to get that out of my head tonight. I swear I keep hearing his voice sing that verse now.

Look on the bright side. Would you rather have the stuff Buzzsaw obviously has going on instead?

422 jcbunga  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:21:24pm

re: #395 Alouette

That's just nasty. Do they have a Helen Thomas one?

Helen Thomas has a book out about Presidential press conferences she's covered...she says James Madison hit on her.

423 opinionated  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:21:39pm

An omen to those foolish enough to have voted for Obama.

Portends a time when the chickens will come home to roost.

424 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:21:40pm

re: #404 Iron Fist

The whole "Cult of Obama" shit is more than just worrisome. It smacks of some the worst aspects of Twentieth Century Totalitarianism. and the Media, hell, even the Republicans give him a pass on it. John McCain had exactly one commercial on it, then I guess he decided it was too mean. And he quit running it.

It is...

The American Idolization of the Presidency

425 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:22:01pm

re: #412 Sharmuta

Are egg whites racist?

There are 9.3 million yellow yolks in the world..Show some respect.
/

426 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:22:02pm
"Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

Have any of these asshats read Aesop?

Any of them?

427 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:22:06pm

re: #396 Occasional Reader

Terence, this is silly stuff
you eat your omelets fast enough...

Shut your face, Philip. [Terence raises his leg and his fart knocks Philip across the room.]

428 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:22:07pm

re: #418 Occasional Reader

Yo yo! The racist meanies are so PHAT, y'all. And dats a fact Y'all.

429 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:22:09pm

re: #399 WriterMom

Besides that, sometimes you just gotta look at what's happening and say "what the yolk".

430 Buster Bunny  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:22:28pm

re: #412 Sharmuta

Are egg whites racist?

Only if separated by a wall.

... its a yolk !

431 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:22:41pm

re: #419 iChef

The Golf Ball of Truth!

dont be a bogey man...

432 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:22:42pm

re: #278 Occasional Reader

I'm curious; Which races/ ethnicities in the US do you find to be among the least resilient, loyal, enduring, and faith-filled?

I find that the entertainment industry has undermined resiliency, loyalty, endurance, faith, and instilled collectivist attitudes among all classes and races that make up our country. And, I made this comment because the African-American community has faced a disproportionate degree of corrosive, malign influences from entertainment; because many times it seems as if the solidarity and sense of family-loyalty among African Americans is uniquely intense--and because that is a factor in the hero-worship of Pres. Obama

By the way: why don't you spit it out, and complain about what I posted? Something in what I said you disagree with or dislike, so what is it?

433 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:22:56pm

re: #412 Sharmuta

Are egg whites racist?

According to John Wiley Price, probably.

434 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:23:02pm

If I were President I would bring my Chucky doll knife block to spruce up the kitchen counter.

435 opinionated  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:23:09pm

If Obama believes in African superstitions, I sure hope no one causes his penis to disappear.

436 Catttt  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:23:12pm

Anyone reminded a little of the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate here?

437 kansas  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:23:14pm

re: #424 Walter L. Newton

It is...

The American Idolization of the Presidency

How can Americans spend 8 years demonizing the American President and then turn on a dime and Idolize one? This is so strange.

438 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:23:17pm

re: #406 Buster Bunny

Ya .. this egg was paid for. Cost to taxpayers ..

omg .. thats a 700 billion dollar egg ...

... I WANT THAT GOLDEN GOOSE !

Yes, that goose is the ultimate honco. :)

439 gort  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:23:20pm

re: #412 Sharmuta

Are egg whites racist?

If Larry King bought a dozen white eggs would they want to become brown eggs?

440 formercorpsman  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:23:20pm

re: #323 bse5150

5150, apropos.

441 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:23:26pm

The dreaded YOLK of white racism raises it's EGGLY head again!

442 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:23:56pm

re: #362 Sharmuta

Some people can't appreciate a humor break? Well, I'll be deviled.

Now, this is ova-kill

443 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:24:02pm

re: #318 Guy_Philly

Yeah, and you gotta buy all your eggs from California, where they are penned humanely.... Any Californians here?

444 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:24:05pm
445 Sheila Broflovski  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:24:09pm

re: #422 jcbunga

Helen Thomas has a book out about Presidential press conferences she's covered...she says James Madison hit on her.

Is she still pissed that Thomas Jefferson ignored her for Sally Hemings?

446 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:24:15pm

re: #436 Catttt

Can we send him one of those? He could combine them and have a snazzy new set of bookends!

447 lobo91  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:24:27pm

re: #314 Cognito

I really couldn't care any less about his Egg of Power or his Eagle Poster of Inspiration or his Little Silver Clacky Balls of Basic Physics. I just want him and Congress fix our unpleasant situation and not damage the country.

Well, given that Congress caused a good portion of our "unpleasant situation," and that their plan to "fix" it is going to make it much worse, I don't think there's much chance of that happening.

At this point, I think I'd settle for them not f*cking things up to the point where I end up boiling grass for food, like they do in North Korea.

448 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:24:51pm

re: #444 buzzsawmonkey

Must be all that money.

449 big steve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:24:53pm

I do a little woodworking as a hobby. Looking closely at the photo and text there are two problems here. First of all, if the hand is Monkey Pod Tree wood, that tree is native of South, Central America and Pacific Islands. It is not native to Africa. Obviously it could be imported to Africa and be carved but that is very unlikely in that there are many many other types of wood simply lying around in Africa to use.

Second, I looked the photo over and to me it actually looks like walnut with the egg being very similar to rock maple. Any other wood workers out there who care to comment?

450 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:25:01pm

re: #399 WriterMom

This is just a symptom of the idiocy in the President's office. I guess that is not something you 'get'.

To be honest, I don't see why African art work in the office of a African American President is idiotic, so no, I don't get it.

451 Guy_Philly  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:25:21pm

I am surprised this hasn't turned into an eggvolution thread

452 mean Gene  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:25:26pm

Remember the stories about all of the lucky charms 0bama used to pick and choose to put in his pocket each day?
I want to know if he still carries the compass.

453 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:25:34pm

re: #420 Buster Bunny

Furry .. if thats your real photo .. I have pictures of your mother and me dating a couple of years back.

Its not pretty.

Not me.....not enough hair.

454 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:25:35pm
455 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:25:43pm

re: #412 Sharmuta

Are egg whites racist?

Egglands Best - No More Egg-Whites
sounds racists?

456 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:25:44pm

re: #437 kansas

How can Americans spend 8 years demonizing the American President and then turn on a dime and Idolize one? This is so strange.

Well, you saw it happen. He was marketed like a contestant on American Idol, complete with all the internet buzz, websites, youtube's and facebook's, emails and text messages, I could go on.

We missed the boat. All we had to do was watch how any network promotes a show, and we would have know that this would be the year of the Presidential Idol.

457 Sheila Broflovski  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:25:56pm

re: #432 Joan

I find that the entertainment industry has undermined resiliency, loyalty, endurance, faith, and instilled collectivist attitudes among all classes and races that make up our country. And, I made this comment because the African-American community has faced a disproportionate degree of corrosive, malign influences from entertainment;

Farrakhan says it's the Jews' fault.

458 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:25:59pm

re: #432 Joan

By the way: why don't you spit it out, and complain about what I posted? Something in what I said you disagree with or dislike, so what is it?

The sweeping generalization about certain races being more (e.g.) "loyal" than others, perhaps? What the hell does that even mean?

459 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:25:59pm

Oh brother.

460 JacksonTn  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:26:05pm

re: #432 Joan

I find that the entertainment industry has undermined resiliency, loyalty, endurance, faith, and instilled collectivist attitudes among all classes and races that make up our country. And, I made this comment because the African-American community has faced a disproportionate degree of corrosive, malign influences from entertainment; because many times it seems as if the solidarity and sense of family-loyalty among African Americans is uniquely intense--and because that is a factor in the hero-worship of Pres. Obama

By the way: why don't you spit it out, and complain about what I posted? Something in what I said you disagree with or dislike, so what is it?

Joan ...if there is so much family-loyalty in the African-American community ...why are so many children being raised by mothers only ...if there was more loyalty to the family more fathers should stay home and take care of their children ...and that should be the case no matter what race ...or at least financially support their children ...

461 rain of lead  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:26:10pm

re: #397 rain of lead

all we are saying is give quiche a chance

"steps onto stage and takes a bow"
thank you , thank you ....you are too kind.

462 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:26:11pm

re: #449 big steve

I do a little woodworking as a hobby. Looking closely at the photo and text there are two problems here. First of all, if the hand is Monkey Pod Tree wood, that tree is native of South, Central America and Pacific Islands. It is not native to Africa. Obviously it could be imported to Africa and be carved but that is very unlikely in that there are many many other types of wood simply lying around in Africa to use.

Second, I looked the photo over and to me it actually looks like walnut with the egg being very similar to rock maple. Any other wood workers out there who care to comment?

I have nothing to add. Except there's a good chance it was made in Malaysia, if not China proper.

463 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:26:14pm

re: #340 WriterMom

Okay, what's for breakfast?

464 yochanan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:26:15pm

mrs obama must have the other one in a lock box

465 Catttt  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:26:15pm

The Egg of Power is served with the Grits of Hubris, and it goes well with some nice Butter of Delusion.

466 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:26:16pm

re: #449 big steve

You are missing the point. It's not about fact. It's about intention.

Where have you been for the past week and 10 hours?

467 Dancing along the light of day  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:26:21pm

Pssst, it's REALLY a Lizard egg! But, don't tell. OK?

468 Buster Bunny  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:26:22pm

re: #450 avanti

To be honest, I don't see why African art work in the office of a African American President is idiotic, so no, I don't get it.

More appropriate would be something that represents him a little better.

Something like a big scary voodoo mask ... which he uses on the odd occasion.

469 gort  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:26:29pm

It's a Mani-Egg

(as opposed to PedEgg)

470 big steve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:26:33pm

so next we get stories about what kind of jelly beans Obama likes as well?

471 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:03pm

re: #461 rain of lead

"steps onto stage and takes a bow"
thank you , thank you ....you are too kind.

Please tell us you won't be here all week! :-)

472 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:05pm

re: #426 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Have any of these asshats read Aesop?

Any of them?

Read some dead WHITE guy? You must be joking.

473 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:08pm

re: #432 Joan

the solidarity and sense of family-loyalty among African Americans is uniquely intense

I'm not sure that demographic data would really bear out that generalization.

474 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:13pm

re: #443 carefulnow

Yeah, and you gotta buy all your eggs from California, where they are penned humanely.... Any Californians here?

You're kidding right?
CA, the state that will import their eggs.

475 VioletTiger  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:15pm

re: #395 Alouette

That's just nasty. Do they have a Helen Thomas one?


I hope they make a Nancy Pelosi one so I can have a set.

476 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:24pm

re: #452 mean Gene

Remember the stories about all of the lucky charms 0bama used to pick and choose to put in his pocket each day?
I want to know if he still carries the compass.

Joe: Here Barry, take the compass
O: Yes, yes, what does it do?
Joe: It point north Barry?

477 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:26pm

re: #461 rain of lead

I don't as a habit allow "victory laps"... In this case?

Allowed.

478 formercorpsman  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:27pm

re: #421 jwb7605

I'm tellin ya, it ain't fair.

I get cruisin along to get caught up, and he throws out the road spikes at least once a day.

Easily a good 5 minute detour from my concentration on threads.

In all honesty, Buzz is someone I would love to kick a few back with.

Ferociously acerbic wit.

479 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:32pm

re: #462 jwb7605

I have nothing to add. Except there's a good chance it was made in Malaysia, if not China proper.

2.95 at Woolworths....

480 iChef  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:38pm

re: #465 Catttt

The Egg of Power is served with the Grits of Hubris, and it goes well with some nice Butter of Delusion.

How Bacon of Destiny ...

481 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:52pm

re: #473 Occasional Reader

This is heading into noble savage territory.

482 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:54pm

re: #465 Catttt

The Egg of Power is served with the Grits of Hubris, and it goes well with some nice Butter of Delusion.

somehow a single upding doesn't quite cover this one...poetical even

483 Buster Bunny  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:56pm

re: #465 Catttt

The Egg of Power is served with the Grits of Hubris, and it goes well with some nice Butter of Delusion.

I like a little Pepper of Hope .. and Salt of Change .. with of course .. the well renowned Ketchup of Despair to flavour.

484 carefulnow  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:56pm

re: #474 unrealizedviewpoint

Yeah, kidding. Forgot the tag.

485 Ringo the Gringo  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:27:58pm

I choose to take the symbolism of the hand holding the egg as a warning to protect my heuvos.

486 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:28:06pm

re: #410 Catttt

If you're gonna walk around in my noggin, would you please wipe your feet first?
/

487 Bob Dillon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:28:12pm

re: #426 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Have any of these asshats read Aesop?

Any of them?

Aesop is cool - The Panchatantra rules.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

[Link: panchatantra.org...]

488 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:28:15pm

re: #462 jwb7605

I have nothing to add. Except there's a good chance it was made in Malaysia, if not China proper.

Peru.

489 wong fei hung  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:28:28pm

Everybody should check out MY "eggs of power"...

;) WFH

490 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:28:31pm

based on how self-centered he is, he couldn't pick any art that ultimately didn't showcase himself.

491 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:28:35pm

re: #472 FurryOldGuyJeans

Aesop was white? Never really thought about it. That make me a racist?

492 revobob  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:28:36pm

re: #357 jcm

The question was raised, "Which was first? Chicken or Egg?"

It's an EVOLUTION THREAD!

*ducks*

Ummmm- how'd the chickens get to duck?
(Sorry- I just got back from Amsterdam, and I'm in a Holland-daze)

493 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:28:53pm

re: #470 big steve

so next we get stories about what kind of jelly beans Obama likes as well?

That was Ronald Reagan. He loved Jelly Beans. Jar on his desk.

494 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:28:56pm

It's NOT African art!

It's an egg commercial!

495 big steve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:29:07pm

re: #466 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

You are missing the point. It's not about fact. It's about intention.

Where have you been for the past week and 10 hours?

In the Czech Republic in fact.....why did something happen a week ago?

496 Sheila Broflovski  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:29:14pm

re: #472 FurryOldGuyJeans

Read some dead WHITE guy? You must be joking.

Aesop was a black guy, just like Uncle Remus.

497 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:29:15pm

re: #432 Joan

the African-American community has faced a disproportionate degree of corrosive, malign influences from entertainment

In all fairness, I do find that a defensible statement.

Gangsta rap being identified as "authentically black" and therefore held up as creating role models.

498 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:29:24pm
499 jcbunga  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:29:27pm

re: #432 Joan

the solidarity and sense of family-loyalty among African Americans is uniquely intense

Doesn't compare to that within the family of Marines.

It's not unique.

It's not even unusual.

500 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:29:34pm

re: #487 Bobibutu

NERD ALERT!

501 kansas  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:29:35pm

re: #456 Walter L. Newton

Well, you saw it happen. He was marketed like a contestant on American Idol, complete with all the internet buzz, websites, youtube's and facebook's, emails and text messages, I could go on.

We missed the boat. All we had to do was watch how any network promotes a show, and we would have know that this would be the year of the Presidential Idol.

Yes, I saw it. And we had William Hung for a candidate.

502 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:29:38pm

re: #286 jcm

thanks jcm--I always enjoy your posts; check out Hoosier-Hoops project (click the nic) some wonderful folk amongst the lizardoids

503 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:29:43pm

I hope its hard boiled. In fact, our POTUS should be hard boiled.

504 Opinionated  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:29:49pm

re: #481 WriterMom

This is heading into noble savage territory.

Where Tarzan when you need him?

505 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:29:58pm

re: #449 big steve

I do a little woodworking as a hobby. Looking closely at the photo and text there are two problems here. First of all, if the hand is Monkey Pod Tree wood, that tree is native of South, Central America and Pacific Islands. It is not native to Africa. Obviously it could be imported to Africa and be carved but that is very unlikely in that there are many many other types of wood simply lying around in Africa to use.

Second, I looked the photo over and to me it actually looks like walnut with the egg being very similar to rock maple. Any other wood workers out there who care to comment?

Fact-check CBBHO's ass!

506 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:30:35pm

re: #503 NYCHardhat

I hope its hard boiled. In fact, our POTUS should be hard boiled.

hey hardhat

507 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:30:36pm

re: #404 Iron Fist

The whole "Cult of Obama" shit is more than just worrisome. It smacks of some the worst aspects of Twentieth Century Totalitarianism. and the Media, hell, even the Republicans give him a pass on it. John McCain had exactly one commercial on it, then I guess he decided it was too mean. And he quit running it.

I don't think that many buy that deeply into it. Most of Obama's support came from ordinary folks who listened to the MSM and really wanted Hope and Change, but forgot to order a Candidatefax before buying the used Marxist four door.

508 Gort  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:30:39pm

re: #438 Dark_Falcon

Yes, that goose is the ultimate honco. :)

That goose is in the process of getting cooked by ORP (ObamaReidPelosi)

509 big steve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:30:48pm

re: #489 wong fei hung

Everybody should check out MY "eggs of power"...

;) WFH

is that another jelly bean reference

510 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:30:49pm

re: #506 bellamags

hey hardhat

hey honey

511 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:30:54pm

re: #435 opinionated

If Obama believes in African superstitions, I sure hope no one causes his penis to disappear.

What superstition is represented by the proverb and what is disagreeable about the sentiment ?


"Political power is like an egg, says an Ashanti proverb. Grasp it too tightly and it will shatter in your hand; hold it too loosely and it will slip from your fingers"

512 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:30:56pm

re: #486 Slumbering Behemoth

If you're gonna walk around in my noggin, would you please wipe your feet first?
/

Should I flush the toilet as well? ;)

513 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:30:58pm

All these egg puns- you people really know how to ham it up.

514 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:31:46pm

re: #504 Opinionated

Where Tarzan when you need him?

He has been deemed a racist symbol of imperialism. He was packed off to England and his jungle turned over to the new President-for-Life's cronies.

/semi-kidding

515 rain of lead  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:31:46pm

re: #471 jwb7605

Please tell us you won't be here all week! :-)

no, but try the veal and don't forget to tip the waitress

516 Cato the Elder  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:31:59pm

re: #242 Joan

Many African-American people I know have versions of this egg sculpture in their homes--it is, I think, based on some traditional wood carving styles from West Africa (Ghana?). It isn't sinister or uncommon. As for the dang "blue book" that is sheer capitalist entrepreneurship--and, no more sinister than the hero-worship of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at MLK-Day gatherings.

I think African-American people are among the most resilient, loyal, enduring, faith-filled people in our country. It has been a privilege for me to work on various "team oriented" civic and service projects with them--they know how to organize, how to "make a way when there ain't know way!" and they do find inspiration in Africa-centric artwork, mythology, traditions.

These are also fierce, fearsomely passionate individuals, and I would never want to come between them and a cherished, beloved member of the great extended family of black people in America. I don't think I will ever understand, and Obama is their son, their darling, their pride. Therefore my dissent--even here, my free-speech "home" on LGF--needs to be dissent from policies, anger at bad ideas and failed ideology. We are on very thin ice and on dangerous ground. I have to watch myself, speaking just for myself, because sometimes I shoot from the lip.

If I could give multiple updings, you'd get them.

And to come right out and say it, some of the comments on this and other Obama-mocking threads not only go right up to the edge of racism, but step boldly across that boundary.

I'm all for mockery, and there's no reason why anyone should hold back on what Obama says or does that's ridiculous, but snarking on the African tchotchkes he chooses to own (and I'm referring to some of the comments here, not to the thread as a whole) is, well, stepping on eggshells.

517 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:32:05pm

re: #511 avanti

What superstition is represented by the proverb and what is disagreeable about the sentiment ?

"Political power is like an egg, says an Ashanti proverb. Grasp it too tightly and it will shatter in your hand; hold it too loosely and it will slip from your fingers"

Dude!
Kick back, mellow out. Have some of Walter's soup.

518 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:32:28pm
519 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:32:31pm

re: #490 nyc redneck

based on how self-centered he is, he couldn't pick any art that ultimately didn't showcase himself.

He did not pick it. it was a gift. This is getting silly.

520 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:32:33pm

re: #512 FurryOldGuyJeans

Should I flush the toilet as well? ;)

if its yellow, let it mellow, if its brown, flush it down.

521 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:33:05pm

re: #496 Alouette

Aesop was a black guy, just like Uncle Remus.

Not according the "Rocky & Bullwinkle and Friends" TV cartoon show. ;)

Ok, read a dead GUY? How misogynistic.

522 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:33:15pm

re: #516 Cato the Elder

If I could give multiple updings, you'd get them.

And to come right out and say it, some of the comments on this and other Obama-mocking threads not only go right up to the edge of racism, but step boldly across that boundary.

I'm all for mockery, and there's no reason why anyone should hold back on what Obama says or does that's ridiculous, but snarking on the African tchotchkes he chooses to own (and I'm referring to some of the comments here, not to the thread as a whole) is, well, stepping on eggshells.

523 bravesoat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:33:18pm

I have the 'Bacon of Breakfast' sculpture in my office, symbolizing all can be made better with bacon. Perhaps the great leader will summon me to Washington so we can end our differences and heal this great nation.

524 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:33:27pm

"Political power is like an egg, says an Ashanti proverb. Grasp it too tightly and it will shatter in your hand; hold it too loosely and it will slip from your fingers"

Sounds like Princess Leia to me.

525 Elcid  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:33:28pm
526 formercorpsman  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:33:40pm

re: #494 Sharmuta

The incredible edible egghead.

527 revobob  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:34:00pm

re: #443 carefulnow

Yeah, and you gotta buy all your eggs from California, where they are penned humanely.... Any Californians here?


(Raises hand timidly)

528 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:34:11pm

re: #510 NYCHardhat

hey honey

this thread used to be fun, now, not so much.

529 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:34:11pm

re: #419 iChef

The Golf Ball of Truth!

The Fork of Truth!

/imanerd

530 Killgore Trout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:34:13pm

Just for blasphemy's sake....
Dr. Seuss Bible

Forgive them o' lord
they know not what they do
For they walk through this life
in crappity shoes

531 JacksonTn  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:34:13pm

re: #516 Cato the Elder

If I could give multiple updings, you'd get them.

And to come right out and say it, some of the comments on this and other Obama-mocking threads not only go right up to the edge of racism, but step boldly across that boundary.

I'm all for mockery, and there's no reason why anyone should hold back on what Obama says or does that's ridiculous, but snarking on the African tchotchkes he chooses to own (and I'm referring to some of the comments here, not to the thread as a whole) is, well, stepping on eggshells.

Cato ...didn't we have to walk on eggshells during the whole dang campaign? ...geez ...it is just an EGG ...

532 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:34:14pm

Waffles, egg, Milk toast,

533 Inquisitive  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:34:18pm

re: #513 Sharmuta

All these egg puns- you people really know how to ham it up.

Yes..... and I don't know how....but I pulled a hamstring....laughing so hard

534 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:34:31pm

re: #516 Cato the Elder

not only go right up to the edge of racism

Do statements that some races are more "loyal" than others not do that?

535 big steve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:34:43pm

re: #498 buzzsawmonkey

If Joan is talking about "negative stereotypes," or some such crap, I would remind her that Stepin Fetchit got his start playing the same character he played in Hollywood in black vaudeville; that Hattie McDaniel, accepting her Oscar for Gone With the Wind, said, "I'd rather play a maid than be one"; that white film producers and directors put black performers into their films because they were good box office; that blacks were not the only ethnics to be subject to "negative stereotypes"; that the negative stereotypes of today are perpetuated by black people in entertainment who feel it incumbent upon them to act like thugs.

I always thought the recent WaMu commercials with the young yuppie good looking black guy and the fussy old white bankers was enormously racist.

536 jcbunga  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:34:48pm

This egg talk reminds me of the Beatles' White Albumin

537 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:35:16pm

It is NOT RACIST to mock stupid idiotic art.

538 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:35:27pm

re: #528 bellamags

this thread used to be fun, now, not so much.

What can I do to make it fun for you?

539 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:35:33pm

re: #536 jcbunga

This egg talk reminds me of the Beatles' White Albumin

they suck...did you know that?

540 itellu3times  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:35:36pm

I didn't know unicorns laid eggs.

541 lobo91  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:35:37pm

re: #524 Sharmuta

"Political power is like an egg, says an Ashanti proverb. Grasp it too tightly and it will shatter in your hand; hold it too loosely and it will slip from your fingers"

Sounds like Princess Leia to me.

LOL!
I knew that sounded famiiar...

542 Catttt  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:35:38pm

re: #449 big steve

I do a little woodworking as a hobby. Looking closely at the photo and text there are two problems here. First of all, if the hand is Monkey Pod Tree wood, that tree is native of South, Central America and Pacific Islands. It is not native to Africa. Obviously it could be imported to Africa and be carved but that is very unlikely in that there are many many other types of wood simply lying around in Africa to use.

Second, I looked the photo over and to me it actually looks like walnut with the egg being very similar to rock maple. Any other wood workers out there who care to comment?

The site that sells it says this:


The "hand" is carved from the hardwood of the Monkey Pod tree, with interlocked, wavy grain and colors that range from medium tan to dark brown; the "egg" is lathe-turned from the hardwood of the Coffea Arabica tree, a species that produces the majority of coffee consumed in the world.

They mention that President O was gifted in while in Kenya and that it is based on an African proverb. They don't say where it is made, but Kenya is capable of importing wood as well as nick-knacks. If we could turn it over, it might have "Hecho in Mexico" on the bottom.

543 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:36:00pm

I drank tonight. Much to the shock of everyone, I am sure.

Will invoke Iron Fist upon myself.

Goodnight my friends.

544 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:36:00pm

re: #532 Mich-again

Waffles, egg, Milk toast,

And don't forget the Dixie Kitchen Corn Cakes! Though in fact those corn cakes are quite good, speaking from personal experience.

545 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:36:07pm

re: #524 Sharmuta

"Political power is like an egg, says an Ashanti proverb. Grasp it too tightly and it will shatter in your hand; hold it too loosely and it will slip from your fingers"

Sounds like Princess Leia to me.

I think they stole that line from Dan Patrick in an old ESPN commercial where he was giving golf lessons and hitting balls into the satellite dish in Bristol.

546 Syrah  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:36:12pm

"Egg of Power"?

Is it just me or does anyone else think that this is an example of a freaky-creepy fetish for "power"?

547 reine.de.tout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:36:13pm

re: #494 Sharmuta

It's NOT African art!

It's an egg commercial!

Well, heck, I pointed that out wayyyyy up at the beginning:re: #15 reine.de.tout

It's the incredible, edible egg.

Designed to keep him away from interns.

548 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:36:17pm

re: #525 Elcid

Sounds a bit like Chairman Mao's "little red book", to me.

Mao's book was an official requirement for everyone to own and read daily. The Obama Reader Little Blue Book is currently only an unofficial requirement.

549 Killgore Trout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:36:23pm

re: #543 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Cheers!

550 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:36:30pm

re: #535 big steve

I always thought the recent WaMu commercials with the young yuppie good looking black guy and the fussy old white bankers was enormously racist.

ME TOO! I was completely offended by those fucking commercials. If it was reversed, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have made millions.

551 MittDoesNotCompute  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:36:34pm

re: #302 avanti

You said it better then I could of. It's fun to crack wise about insignificant things, but it should not get too snarky. Obama, is of partly African decent, the proverb is pretty wise, and the gift was from his home continent.
The fact that he did not toss it in a closet might mean he agrees with the proverb. I'm not saying his base should rush out and buy one though, that's just weird.

But, you know there's a good chunk of Dear Leader's followers that will, simply because DL has one....

552 kansas  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:36:41pm

#242

I think African-American people are among the most resilient, loyal, enduring, faith-filled people in our country. It has been a privilege for me to work on various "team oriented" civic and service projects with them--they know how to organize, how to "make a way when there ain't know way!" and they do find inspiration in Africa-centric artwork, mythology, traditions.

Gee, that's kind of an over generalization don't you think?
I mean seriously. My local paper just did a series on about 20 prison inmates from a certain area in the city who were convicted murderers. They all were African American. You want to draw any conclusions there? Just as accurate as your observations.

553 kcladderman  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:36:47pm

re: #516 Cato the Elder

I think African-American people are among the most resilient, loyal, enduring, faith-filled people in our country. It has been a privilege for me to work on various "team oriented" civic and service projects with them--they know how to organize, how to "make a way when there ain't know way!" and they do find inspiration in Africa-centric artwork, mythology, traditions.

These are also fierce, fearsomely passionate individuals, and I would never want to come between them and a cherished, beloved member of the great extended family of black people in America

That is the most racist post on the whole thread.

554 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:36:49pm

re: #444 buzzsawmonkey

BET videos and gangsta chic and some of the rap--there's pure gold in perpetuating that stuff

Do I have to defend that it is disproportionate? Okay, I'm not a sociologist, I just play one on TV

555 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:37:07pm

re: #512 FurryOldGuyJeans

Sure, why not? While you're at it, you might as well sweep out the gutters.
Psst! That's where I keep all the good pr0n. Hint, hint

556 itellu3times  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:37:14pm

It's the Cholesterol of Change!

557 gort  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:37:15pm

re: #540 itellu3times

I didn't know unicorns laid eggs.

Only the ones with rainbow tails: The Egg of Dope

558 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:37:19pm

re: #537 WriterMom

It is NOT RACIST to mock stupid idiotic art.

It hardly matters what's said. It'll be interpreted racists anyway.

/not sure I totally believe that, but I heard it...

559 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:37:43pm

re: #538 NYCHardhat

What can I do to make it fun for you?

get me some of walter's soup (he makes it with a special ingredient)! ha ha,
but really, I would love some wine.

560 Bob Dillon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:37:50pm

re: #500 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

NERD ALERT!

Danger, danger, warning, warning!

A king, worried that his three sons are without the wisdom to live in a world of wile and guile, asks a learned man called Vishnu Sharman to teach them the ways of the world.

Since his wards are dimwits, Vishnu Sharman decides to pass on wisdom to them in the form of stories. In these stories, he makes animals speak like human beings. Panchatantra is a collection of attractively told stories about the five ways that help the human being succeed in life. Pancha means five and tantra means ways or strategies or principles. Addressed to the king's children, the stories are primarily about statecraft and are popular throughout the world. The five strategies are:


Discord among friends


Gaining friends


Of crows and owls


Loss of gains and


Imprudence

The stories have been translated into nearly every language in the world that has a script. The story form appeals to children while the wisdom in them attracts adults. The Panchatantra collection represents the earliest folk tale form in the world of literature. There are several versions of Panchatantra tales in circulation in the world but the one that is popular in India is the Sanskrit original of Vishnu Sharman.

Enjoy.

561 Opinionated  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:38:03pm

re: #511 avanti

"Political power is like an egg, says an Ashanti proverb. Grasp it too tightly and it will shatter in your hand; hold it too loosely and it will slip from your fingers"

Might fit for the tyrannies and dictatorships of Africa. Doesn't fit the American Republic.

562 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:38:04pm

re: #540 itellu3times

I will say this to you... I can never see your avatar without thinking "Hello, I must be going."

563 lobo91  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:38:13pm

re: #551 talon_262

But, you know there's a good chunk of Dear Leader's followers that will, simply because DL has one....

Especially if Oprah talks about it on her show.

564 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:38:20pm

re: #558 unrealizedviewpoint

RACIST!

EMBRACE EGG OF POWER OR GO TO GULAG
DO NOT PASS GO
DO NOT COLLECT BAIL OUT
UR2 BIG TO FAIL

565 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:38:29pm

re: #558 unrealizedviewpoint

It hardly matters what's said. It'll be interpreted racists anyway.

/not sure I totally believe that, but I heard it...

PC in a nutshell.

566 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:38:33pm

re: #559 bellamags

get me some of walter's soup (he makes it with a special ingredient)! ha ha,
but really, I would love some wine.

I'm three glasses deep.

567 BignJames  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:38:57pm

re: #537 WriterMom

It is NOT RACIST to mock stupid idiotic art.


It's prolly....uh....artist.

568 least  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:38:58pm

re: #50 jcm

Same outfit selling the Obama's Little Blue Book.



Out of curiosity, I clicked the link . . . simply stunning. The American Cultural Revolution is stelthily underway.

Printed in a size that easily fits into pocket or purse, this book is an anthology of quotations borrowed from Barack Obama's speeches and writings. POCKET OBAMA serves as a reminder of the amazing power of oratory and the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words. His superb and captivating oratory style has earned comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and this historic collection presents words that catapulted his remarkable rise to the American Presidency. It is an unofficial requirement for every citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times.

Unofficial for the time being.

569 JacksonTn  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:39:00pm

re: #563 lobo91

Especially if Oprah talks about it on her show.

lobo91 ...you are so right ...it may be "One of Her Favorite Things" and it will sell millions for sure ...

570 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:39:20pm
571 Elcid  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:39:46pm

re: #548 FurryOldGuyJeans

To this point, that is. Hopenchange it stays that way.

572 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:39:52pm

re: #556 itellu3times

It's the Cholesterol of Change!

Your lip.. i' tor Obama a new one, so it did.

[okay, a bit of a stretch]

573 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:39:58pm

re: #566 NYCHardhat

I'm three glasses deep.

what are you drinking?

574 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:39:59pm

re: #569 JacksonTn

BIG EGG SCULPTURE IS RIPPING US OFF!

575 least  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:40:10pm

steAlthily.
I kan two spel.

576 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:40:14pm
577 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:40:20pm

re: #562 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I will say this to you... I can never see your avatar without thinking "Hello, I must be going."

Did you say you were going to be fisting yourself?
:)

578 WriterMom  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:40:34pm

re: #573 bellamags

Egg Nog?

579 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:41:20pm

re: #537 WriterMom

While I whole heartedly agree, I don't find this piece of art to be stupid nor idiotic. I think it's kind of cool, actually. Still, it does nothing to change my negative opinion of our current POTUS.

580 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:41:25pm
581 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:41:25pm

re: #578 WriterMom

Egg Nog?

LOL... sucked her right in.

582 3 wood  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:41:26pm

Good evening.

Look for the market to open on the upside. The futures are all up well over 1% tonight.

Wall to wall pork called a stimulus package is making its way through the Senate.

Senate Finance Committee approves tax cuts in 14-9 vote

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- A Senate committee approved $342 billion in tax cuts on Tuesday as part of a larger plan to stimulate the economy. The Senate Finance Committee voted 14 to 9 to approve the legislation after amending the original proposal to make sure middle-class taxpayers aren't hit by the alternative minimum tax this year. All Republicans on the committee opposed the package except for Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Me, according to Dow Jones Newswires. The bill includes a $500 individual tax credit, tax breaks for businesses to hire workers and buy equipment, and tax incentives for energy efficiency
583 lobo91  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:41:28pm

re: #569 JacksonTn

lobo91 ...you are so right ...it may be "One of Her Favorite Things" and it will sell millions for sure ...

I almost didn't get my Kindle for Christmas because of her show. When my wife ordered it, Amazon said it wouldn't arrive for 9-11 weeks!

584 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:41:35pm

re: #577 Walter L. Newton

Did you say you were going to be what yourself?
:)

WTF?

585 JacksonTn  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:41:36pm

re: #577 Walter L. Newton

Did you say you were going to be fisting yourself?
:)

Walter ...ewwwwwww ....no visuals please ......

586 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:41:41pm

re: #578 WriterMom

Egg Nog?

LOL... egged her right on.

587 Code Red 21  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:41:47pm

I need to get an "Egg-O-Power" website going I bet his worshipers will be buying them like crazy. There might be a few bucks in it.

588 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:41:49pm

re: #519 avanti

He did not pick it. it was a gift. This is getting silly.

and what a perfect thing for him to display. a sculpture based on ancient african proverbs.
this from a guy who refused to wear an american flag pin until it became so awkward and detrimental to his campaign that he had to.

590 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:42:02pm

re: #578 WriterMom

Egg Nog?

HAAAAA. With the good Brandy!

591 3 wood  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:42:22pm

re: #543 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I drank tonight. Much to the shock of everyone, I am sure.

I'm stunned.

592 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:42:26pm

re: #573 bellamags

what are you drinking?

Some red wine my dear. Wish you were here. ;)

593 Vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:42:42pm

Thank goodness! Now we are getting somewhere.

////

594 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:42:45pm

re: #590 bellamags

HAAAAA. With the good Brandy!

it's rum you commie....

595 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:42:50pm

Thread appropriate. Would.

596 jcbunga  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:42:51pm

these threads all coast along at a walking pace until somebody ignites...ShamWow and they're off...Pun-a-thons and they're off...it always entertains :)

597 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:43:00pm

Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Egg.

598 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:43:24pm

re: #580 NYCHardhat

House GOP to Rush, "Back Off"

The Congressional GOP wants to roll over, get their belly rubbed, and play dead. This is getting so ridiculous.

599 MacDuff  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:43:40pm

re: #242 Joan

Many African-American people I know have versions of this egg sculpture in their homes--it is, I think, based on some traditional wood carving styles from West Africa (Ghana?). It isn't sinister or uncommon. As for the dang "blue book" that is sheer capitalist entrepreneurship--and, no more sinister than the hero-worship of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at MLK-Day gatherings.

I think African-American people are among the most resilient, loyal, enduring, faith-filled people in our country. It has been a privilege for me to work on various "team oriented" civic and service projects with them--they know how to organize, how to "make a way when there ain't know way!" and they do find inspiration in Africa-centric artwork, mythology, traditions.

These are also fierce, fearsomely passionate individuals, and I would never want to come between them and a cherished, beloved member of the great extended family of black people in America. I don't think I will ever understand, and Obama is their son, their darling, their pride. Therefore my dissent--even here, my free-speech "home" on LGF--needs to be dissent from policies, anger at bad ideas and failed ideology. We are on very thin ice and on dangerous ground. I have to watch myself, speaking just for myself, because sometimes I shoot from the lip.

Well said however, when are we going to get past this? Contrary to what some Europeans say, we do have our own collective culture which is a sum of all of our ethnic parts. Sure, we carry part of our ancestors with us and cherish it but we are all (or should be) part of the American culture. America isn't just the place where we live; it is who we are and that is where I believe the whole multiculturalism movement is destructive. No, I don't think that our culture should be defended and protected by dictate like the French do, but it should be freely accepted and that acceptance should be expected.

I think much of these "cultural differences" between black people who couldn't find Africa on a map and white people who couldn't find Europe on a map is a contrived and artificial difference.

There are those who may say "it's a black thing, you wouldn't understand" and perhaps they are right. I'm of Irish heritage, and what the English did to my ancestors was nothing short of genocide, but that was then and this is now.

Obama himself said that we need to "put away the childish things" - perhaps this "cultural difference" between 20th generation blacks and 20th generation whites is one of the childish things that's in dire need of being put away. Obama is in a unique position to do just that, regardless of the damage that I fear he will do on other fronts.

"E Pluribus Unim" should be what we should strive for; A little unity would go a long way right now.

600 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:43:45pm

re: #568 least

Unofficial for the time being.

Well they can take their little book and stick where the sun don't shine. If I want a book full of worthless drivel, I'll pick something entertaining instead.

601 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:43:46pm

re: #582 3 wood

Wall to wall pork called a stimulus package is making its way through the Senate.

Wall to wall pork... and eggs... mmmmmm....

602 MittDoesNotCompute  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:43:51pm

re: #369 mshaw

Am I missing something? Why is this thing supposed to be so weird?

I think I'm with Joan (#242). Are some of us succumbing to ODS?

As the great Sgt. Hulka once said, "Lighten up, Francis!"

603 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:43:51pm

re: #584 unrealizedviewpoint

WTF?

Don't worry, FVB and myself plays tough. He may have left the thread, but it wasn't personal. We have this game about ragging on each other.

Honestly, if he saw it, he understood.

604 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:43:54pm

re: #598 FurryOldGuyJeans

The Congressional GOP wants to roll over, get their belly rubbed, and play dead. This is getting so ridiculous.

I only listen to Rush.

605 Vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:43:55pm

re: #598 FurryOldGuyJeans

The Congressional GOP wants to roll over, get their belly rubbed, and play dead. This is getting so ridiculous.

Beat them. Harder.

606 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:44:27pm

re: #594 albusteve

it's rum you commie....

brandy, rum or whiskey you turd

607 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:44:42pm

re: #473 Occasional Reader

I'm not sure that demographic data would really bear out that generalization.

I'm not speaking from "demographic data" only from my own personal first-hand experience functioning in this society among my colleagues. Enough said already--either your life experience and observations line up with mine, or you disagree and have not observed what I describe. Okay, fair enough.

608 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:44:44pm

re: #530 Killgore Trout

Seuss, Eggs and a Reverend

609 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:44:47pm

NYCHardhat..A mellow BV Merlot from Napa Valley..My fav wine in the world

610 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:45:11pm

re: #604 NYCHardhat

I only listen to Rush.

I listen to neither Rush nor the Congressional GOP.

611 jcbunga  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:45:14pm

re: #604 NYCHardhat

I only listen to Rush.

I e-mailed that Georgia rep who criticized Rush and told him he and his buddies had better figure out how pissed people are, or better yet, just resign.

These f'ers are an epic failure.

612 maddogg  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:45:22pm

Another African proverb: The Colonists are leaving! WTF do we do now?

613 SurferDoc  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:45:25pm

Grab 'em by the eggs and their hearts and minds will follow.

614 Elcid  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:46:00pm

re: #610 FurryOldGuyJeans

I listen to neither Rush nor the Congressional GOP.

Best way to go.

615 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:46:18pm

re: #592 NYCHardhat

Some red wine my dear. Wish you were here. ;)

If you can get some San Sebastian Vinters Red, you should try it.

616 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:46:37pm

re: #612 maddogg

Another African proverb: The Colonists are leaving! WTF do we do now?

don't ask mugabe.

617 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:00pm

re: #610 FurryOldGuyJeans

I listen to neither Rush nor the Congressional GOP.

I don't like Rush either.

618 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:01pm
619 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:06pm

re: #589 onslow

President Obama leads US drive to topple Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe

Yet ousting Saddam was wrong and worthy of a War Crime.

Mugabe should be gone, but the hypocrisy of some is so palpable.

620 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:10pm

re: #584 unrealizedviewpoint

WTF?

It was pretty good. Please forgive any typos. I am typing one handed.

621 karmic_inquisitor  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:20pm

OT - NASA's Dr. James Hansen, the alarmist who feeds Al Gore, has just been totally slammed by his former NASA boss, Dr. John Theon.

Theon has also now publicly proclaimed himself to be an Man Made Global Warming skeptic (a growing and diverse group) :

Theon declared “climate models are useless.” “My own belief concerning anthropogenic climate change is that the models do not realistically simulate the climate system because there are many very important sub-grid scale processes that the models either replicate poorly or completely omit,” Theon explained. “Furthermore, some scientists have manipulated the observed data to justify their model results. In doing so, they neither explain what they have modified in the observations, nor explain how they did it. They have resisted making their work transparent so that it can be replicated independently by other scientists. This is clearly contrary to how science should be done. Thus there is no rational justification for using climate model forecasts to determine public policy,” he added.

“As Chief of several of NASA Headquarters’ programs (1982-94), an SES position, I was responsible for all weather and climate research in the entire agency, including the research work by James Hansen, Roy Spencer, Joanne Simpson, and several hundred other scientists at NASA field centers, in academia, and in the private sector who worked on climate research,” Theon wrote of his career. “This required a thorough understanding of the state of the science. I have kept up with climate science since retiring by reading books and journal articles,” Theon added. (LINK) Theon also co-authored the book “Advances in Remote Sensing Retrieval Methods.”

Science that uses modified data to feed models intended to interpret that very data, while then not sharing the raw data for others to use to replicate results is inevitably bad science, no matter what it intends or if it coincidentally describes a phenomenon. Looks like Theon is admitting that.

622 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:22pm

re: #481 WriterMom

This is heading into noble savage territory.

No. It isn't. I wrote down what my experience was, and if it does not ring true to what you have lived and observed, then fair enough.

623 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:24pm

re: #616 nyc redneck

don't ask mugabe.

Or Amin, for that matter.

624 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:26pm

Evening, lizards.
African proverbs to live by, eh?
Lucky us.

625 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:37pm

re: #580 NYCHardhat

House GOP to Rush, "Back Off"

Asked to respond to Gingrey, Limbaugh, in an email to Politico, wrote: “I'm sure he is doing his best but it does not appear to be good enough. He may not have noticed that the number of Republican colleagues he has in the House has dwindled. And they will dwindle more if he and his friends don't show more leadership and effectiveness in battling the most left-wing agenda in modern history. And they won't continue to lose because of me, but because of their relationship with the grassroots, which is hurting. Conservatives want leadership from those who claim to represent them. And we'll know it when we see it.”

Well said, Rush.

626 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:37pm

re: #597 ArmyWife

I find your lack of feathers disturbing.

/okay, I admit that I suck at this thing called "pun"

627 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:41pm

re: #620 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

It was pretty good. Please forgive any typos. I am typing one handed.

It's always good!

628 3 wood  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:47pm

re: #598 FurryOldGuyJeans

The Congressional GOP wants to roll over, get their belly rubbed, and play dead. This is getting so ridiculous.

And they are going to get it stuck to themselves real good by this guy.

The Republican party in Illinois tried to work with the Democrats and they got destroyed.

629 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:48pm

re: #609 HoosierHoops

NYCHardhat..A mellow BV Merlot from Napa Valley..My fav wine in the world

Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley 2004

Its reasonable and decent.

630 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:53pm

Sharmuta - if you are still here - you were spot on. Princess Leia quote is as follows:

The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.

There is money to be made here. Let's scan the quotes, create an "ancient proverb", fire up the kiln and get to work. When the going gets tough, the tough make up crap and sell it on the internet!

631 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:47:57pm

re: #580 NYCHardhat

House GOP to Rush, "Back Off"


The lone voice of Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga. What a wuss.
You go Rush. We need more people (our elected Republicans) to speak out against and fight against the 0.

632 mojo jojo  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:48:04pm

Did I miss the Bessarabian Cossacks marching down Pennsylvania Avenue during the parade?

/SARC

633 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:48:04pm
634 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:48:11pm

re: #617 Walter L. Newton

I don't like Rush either.

If I wanted a Super-sized Ego I would listen to Obama speeches.

635 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:48:12pm
636 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:48:24pm

c'mon America....

637 maddogg  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:48:27pm

re: #620 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

It was pretty good. Please forgive any typos. I am typing one handed.

So, what are you doing with that other hand?

/you may decline to answer.

638 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:48:40pm

re: #617 Walter L. Newton

I don't like Rush either.

Like him or not, he makes sense.

639 wolfie  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:48:55pm

re: #602 talon_262

As the great Sgt. Hulka once said, "Lighten up, Francis!"

Or as John Riggins once said to Justice Sandra Day O'connor at a banquet in Washington: "Lighten up, Sandy baby!"

640 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:49:14pm

re: #615 bellamags

If you can get some San Sebastian Vinters Red, you should try it.

Do you like Napa valley wine? Have you ever had anything from the Valley of the moon? It's right outside the official valley but it's cheaper and taste just as good. Sonoma makes a great wine

641 formercorpsman  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:49:17pm

If I may take a crack at this, (seriously, no pun intended) I think the motivation for posting this is really the pomp and circumstance which will follow.

Platitudes. Ingratiating gestures from all the sycophants who will latch on to this symbol, as some sort of bullshit pay it forward kind of meme, meant to represent some mystical higher form of ancient knowledge only missing from our current world view.

It will become the visual cause-celeb bumper sticker, fixated to the urban Range Rovers sporting brush guards deep in the brush of San Francisco.

The supposed learned will find it the key to the universal truth's, a homeopathic puritanical road back to the true meaning of life.

642 big steve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:49:25pm

re: #516 Cato the Elder


And to come right out and say it, some of the comments on this and other Obama-mocking threads not only go right up to the edge of racism, but step boldly across that boundary.

Not doubting your point but it seems to be that any comments about Obama and his family, except for strict policy arguments are being interpreted as racist regardless of whether the are or not. The physical appearance of George and Laura Bush was mocked heavily along with their intellectual weight, speech patterns, clothing, drinking habits, how they raised their children, and on and on. Not one interpreted that as racist.

A day or so ago a lady lizard wondered why all the fuss about Michelle Obama's fashion sense and referred to her as a "snarling fullback, swathed in drapery fabric." I damn near died of laughter over that one. When I mentioned it at work, someone IMMEDIATELY said that was a racist comment. Well how so. It might have been snarky, or even wrong (although I thought it was very clever) but where in the comment is race? Is it the word "snarling" or "fullback" or "drapery fabric"....hardly.

643 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:49:35pm

re: #457 Alouette

sheesh, well consider the source.

644 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:49:36pm

re: #607 Joan

either your life experience and observations line up with mine, or you disagree and have not observed what I describe.

What my life experiences and observations have shown me are some African-Americans who are really "loyal" and "fierce" and "family loyal", and others who are less so. Kind of like... oh, I dunno... white people.

645 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:49:39pm

re: #633 Iron Fist

Theme Music for the thread: Die eier von satan.

i can't get Tool on Itunes or Rhapsody, what gives?

646 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:49:42pm

re: #620 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

It was pretty good. Please forgive any typos. I am typing one handed.

It was the visual that got me. I nearly plucked my eyes out.
/

647 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:49:43pm

re: #630 ArmyWife

Sharmuta - if you are still here - you were spot on. Princess Leia quote is as follows:

There is money to be made here. Let's scan the quotes, create an "ancient proverb", fire up the kiln and get to work. When the going gets tough, the tough make up crap and sell it on the internet!

We can comb through Star Wars, LOTR, and Dr. Suess.

648 JacksonTn  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:50:01pm

re: #637 maddogg

So, what are you doing with that other hand?

/you may decline to answer.

Please ...again ...no visuals ...I am trying to get rid of the one Walter gave me ...

649 Wilderstad  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:50:07pm

I don't know why he just didn't buy Star Wars memorabilia, and have Princess Leia's quote to General Tarkin " The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. "

650 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:50:11pm

re: #633 Iron Fist

Theme Music for the thread: Die eier von satan.

TOOL

651 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:50:30pm
652 revobob  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:50:39pm

re: #599 MacDuff
Lay on, MacDuff!

653 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:50:47pm

re: #646 unrealizedviewpoint

It was the visual that got me. I nearly plucked my eyes out.
/

Just don't eat 'em. People will think you're nuts!

654 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:51:33pm

re: #628 3 wood

And they are going to get it stuck to themselves real good by this guy.

The Republican party in Illinois tried to work with the Democrats and they got destroyed.

The prior administration was an exercise in working with the opposition party and receiving nothing but fangs for the effort.

655 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:51:34pm

re: #606 bellamags

brandy, rum or whiskey you turd

hey...I'm more than just a turd...have some respect...

656 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:51:37pm

re: #653 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Just don't eat 'em. People will think you're nuts!

Man-did ya see that guy? OMG

657 itellu3times  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:51:48pm

re: #601 Occasional Reader

Wall to wall pork... and eggs... mmmmmm....

The Pork of Power!

658 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:52:18pm

re: #653 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Just don't eat 'em. People will think you're nuts!

Are you going THERE again?

659 maddogg  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:52:18pm

re: #616 nyc redneck

don't ask mugabe.

Change!

660 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:52:20pm

re: #641 formercorpsman

Yes, it could get very smarmy out around that little sculpture.

661 lobo91  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:52:26pm

re: #635 taxfreekiller

Private Obama,

Your the newby, check your equipment, make sure you know the seconday exfil plan if the first lz is hot.

You walk point tonight, the weather sucks, there is some reports of others on the trails and they seem to be a bit pissed.

Bill and his wife are going to pull drag and have your back.

Get'm up, move'em out!

Unfortunately, Private Obama's next move would be to walk into the tail rotor on the Huey...

662 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:52:38pm

re: #647 Sharmuta

We can comb through Star Wars, LOTR, and Dr. Suess.

And Pooh Bear- one of the greatest philosophers of all time!

663 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:52:41pm

re: #656 unrealizedviewpoint

Proudly? FBV! The one who brought him to the attn of LGF.

Didn't I say I was going?

664 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:52:44pm
665 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:52:54pm

re: #588 nyc redneck

and what a perfect thing for him to display. a sculpture based on ancient african proverbs.
this from a guy who refused to wear an american flag pin until it became so awkward and detrimental to his campaign that he had to.

Never wore a pin, never owned one, nor knew that was required to show you loved your country. Now, it's suddenly a mandatory accessory for every politician, and proves nothing.

666 rain of lead  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:53:10pm

re: #635 taxfreekiller

Private Obama,

Your the newby, check your equipment, make sure you know the seconday exfil plan if the first lz is hot.

You walk point tonight, the weather sucks, there is some reports of others on the trails and they seem to be a bit pissed.

Bill and his wife are going to pull drag and have your back.

Get'm up, move'em out!

tfk,
that brought a mental picture that just made me giggle like a madman
bill and hill got your back......bwahahahahah

667 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:53:36pm

re: #664 Iron Fist

I don't know. I have to admit I don't even have an MP3 player. I bought one for the girlfriend for Christmas, but we haven't had time to actually do anything with it.

Ahh, you just bought her an MP3 because you assumed it was a prototype model of the MP5.

668 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:53:54pm

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"”

-Pooh Bear

669 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:54:10pm

re: #663 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Proudly? FBV! The one who brought him to the attn of LGF.

Didn't I say I was going?

So you're the source of that visual also.

670 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:54:14pm

re: #631 newsjunkie_ky

The lone voice of Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga. What a wuss.
You go Rush. We need more people (our elected Republicans) to speak out against and fight against the 0.

This is not a lone voice. He is praising the "Get Along" gang for capitulating. This reminds me of an abused spouse resisting anyone trying to stop the beatings.

671 mean Gene  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:54:24pm

I was looking for separate proof that this is really an African proverb.....it may be.
The ''real'' ones include such gems as:
Do not tell the man carrying you that he stinks.
If one is roasting two potatoes, one of them is bound to get charred.
Bad dancing does not brake an engagement.
Do not follow a person who is running a way.
We should talk while we are still alive.

672 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:54:28pm

“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

-Pooh Bear

673 wolfie  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:54:33pm

re: #662 Sharmuta

And Pooh Bear- one of the greatest philosophers of all time!

That's his foreign policy advisor, too!

674 formercorpsman  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:54:35pm

re: #630 ArmyWife

You know, when you really think about it, it is not so far fetched.

If you have any knowledge as the history of Kwanzaa, it is obvious our buddy Karenga ripped off the Menorah, and red & green colors of Christmas.

675 rain of lead  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:54:37pm

re: #647 Sharmuta

"you can't teach a sneech"

676 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:54:42pm

re: #640 HoosierHoops

Do you like Napa valley wine? Have you ever had anything from the Valley of the moon? It's right outside the official valley but it's cheaper and taste just as good. Sonoma makes a great wine

I am not enough of a wine connoisseur to give you an accurate answer. I like sweet wines, we have a local winery (San Sebastian) that uses muscadine grapes. Very sweet and full. I will look for some from the Valley of the Moon at the wine shop next time.

677 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:54:52pm

I couldn't care less whether this sculpture was African or from Hoboken, New Jersey. I just think the words "Egg of Power" are inherently hilarious.

So that's "racist" now?

678 Lee Coller  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:54:53pm

My first peek at this thread and I see that there are 666 (probably more by the time I post this) comments. Coincidence?

679 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:54:56pm

re: #668 Sharmuta

Hey Sharmuta...By any chance did you catch Glenn Beck today?
He did a great show on it being our responsibility at the grass roots to take our government back.

680 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:55:16pm

“If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”

-Pooh Bear

681 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:55:33pm

re: #634 FurryOldGuyJeans

If I wanted a Super-sized Ego I would listen to Obama speeches.

And he calls it "his bit." No, I listen to the tone of his dialog, I've watched his body english on TV, and I've read his printed words, and they all smack of an over active ego.

In a sense, he lies every time he tries to dismiss himself as just an entertainer, a harmless fuzzball and so on, yet he keeps up with the ego on a stick routine.

I'm not fooled by him. I don't get a thrill from listening to him prune his feathers.

682 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:55:46pm

re: #655 albusteve

; )

683 Lee Coller  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:55:46pm

re: #678 Lee Coller

My first peek at this thread and I see that there are 666 (probably more by the time I post this) comments. Coincidence?

In case anyone has any doubts. I'm joking.

684 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:55:57pm
685 Cato the Elder  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:56:13pm

re: #677 Charles

I couldn't care less whether this sculpture was African or from Hoboken, New Jersey. I just think the words "Egg of Power" are inherently hilarious.

So that's "racist" now?

Not in my book. Some of the comments here, though, mebbe.

686 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:56:15pm

re: #677 Charles

I couldn't care less whether this sculpture was African or from Hoboken, New Jersey. I just think the words "Egg of Power" are inherently hilarious.

So that's "racist" now?

A couple of posters think so, and by the Code of PC that means it is.

What a crock of shit calling some humor racist.

687 maddogg  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:56:16pm

re: #672 Sharmuta

“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

-Pooh Bear


Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, but today is a gift, thats why they call it the present.
/Kung fu Panda:)

688 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:56:22pm

Hey Jude...lighten up

689 itellu3times  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:56:25pm

re: #562 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I will say this to you... I can never see your avatar without thinking "Hello, I must be going."

It's a good avatar, ... even if it's a mismatch for my Lewis Carroll nic.

But how about the song from Coconuts: Everyone Says 'I Love You'

690 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:56:26pm

re: #672 Sharmuta

“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

-Pooh Bear

I'd like Pooh as a philosopher a lot more if he occasionally threw in a quote like "let them hate, so long as they fear", or something along those lines.

691 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:56:36pm

re: #677 Charles

I couldn't care less whether this sculpture was African or from Hoboken, New Jersey. I just think the words "Egg of Power" are inherently hilarious.

So that's "racist" now?

No.

692 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:56:45pm

re: #628 3 wood

And they are going to get it stuck to themselves real good by this guy.

The Republican party in Illinois tried to work with the Democrats and they got destroyed.

Agreed. Now is not the time to work with Obama. Now is the time to lay out a clear alternative to his plans. That is the only road back for the GOP.

693 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:56:58pm

“You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count.”

-Pooh Bear

694 BignJames  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:57:03pm

re: #677 Charles


New rules...I guess.

695 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:57:03pm

re: #630 ArmyWife

Sharmuta - if you are still here - you were spot on. Princess Leia quote is as follows:

There is money to be made here. Let's scan the quotes, create an "ancient proverb", fire up the kiln and get to work. When the going gets tough, the tough make up crap and sell it on the internet!

Here's one "A wise man says, Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it."

696 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:57:09pm

re: #677 Charles

I couldn't care less whether this sculpture was African or from Hoboken, New Jersey. I just think the words "Egg of Power" are inherently hilarious.

So that's "racist" now?

Your hobokophobia has not gone unnoticed, mister.

697 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:57:33pm

re: #677 Charles

I couldn't care less whether this sculpture was African or from Hoboken, New Jersey. I just think the words "Egg of Power" are inherently hilarious.

So that's "racist" now?

Wasn't it Gloria Steinem who first used that phrase?

Or was that Susan B. Anthony?

Or was it Eve?

698 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:57:49pm

re: #676 bellamags

I am not enough of a wine connoisseur to give you an accurate answer. I like sweet wines, we have a local winery that uses muscadine grapes. Very sweet and full. I will look for some from the Valley of the Moon at the wine shop next time.

Let me try again San Sebastian

699 Joan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:57:50pm

re: #644 Occasional Reader

What my life experiences and observations have shown me are some African-Americans who are really "loyal" and "fierce" and "family loyal", and others who are less so. Kind of like... oh, I dunno... white people.

Very good. Well, there's a phenomenon at work around Obama, among African-American people, that is highly charged with the kind of emotion that one more often sees connected with family.

Thanks for the insult, it was not necessary but perhaps salutary

700 Syrah  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:58:02pm

re: #662 Sharmuta

And Pooh Bear- one of the greatest philosophers of all time!

The Hundred Acre Wood is a far more logical place then DC ever will be.

701 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:58:09pm

re: #690 Occasional Reader

I'd like Pooh as a philosopher a lot more if he occasionally threw in a quote like "let them hate, so long as they fear", or something along those lines.

So- you just pooh-pooh the matter, huh?

702 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:58:13pm

re: #629 NYCHardhat

Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley 2004

Its reasonable and decent.


Isn't that next to the Love Canal?
Just teasing ya..I grew up in Yountville in the middle of wine country and spent years making fun of wine snobs..Twirling it between your thumb and index finger notice the clarity...Blah blah..Trust me on this...*wink* The best wine is always free..
LOL
When i was a kid..The Valley was mostly farm land...Then it became a huge winery corporations..The Napa Valley is a very special place...

703 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:58:39pm

re: #700 Syrah

The Hundred Acre Wood is a far more logical place then DC ever will be.

It's funny because it's true.

704 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:58:45pm

re: #651 Iron Fist

I once had a roommate that would make completely appropriate (and sometimes hilarious) puns based on stuff that was currently happening, adding the annoying quip "No pun intended".

He leveled a pretty good one at a guy that was about to get his car towed. Wish I could remember it. I partied a lot back in those days.

705 Stonemason  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:58:50pm

re: #599 MacDuff

but if his past performance is any indicator, he has no desire to 'heal' There is a huge difference between anger and resentment The words he used to describe the races in his speech in Philly, right before he called his grandmother racist.

Our president listened to a racist pastor for many years, some of it rubbed off.

This sculpture however is not indicative of that racism, this was a tourist getting taken.

706 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:59:05pm

re: #681 Walter L. Newton

I won't go that far, Walter. I just prefer listening to/reading opinion on the events of today instead of nearly 3 hours of raging ego-mania.

707 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:59:11pm

re: #689 itellu3times

It's a GREAT! avatar

FTFY!

708 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:59:16pm

re: #677 Charles

I couldn't care less whether this sculpture was African or from Hoboken, New Jersey. I just think the words "Egg of Power" are inherently hilarious.

So that's "racist" now?

It is a bit of over the top marketing, no question.

709 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:59:25pm

re: #604 NYCHardhat

I only listen to Rush.

i love him.
i always learn something and he always makes me laugh.

710 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:59:27pm

re: #702 HoosierHoops

Isn't that next to the Love Canal?
Just teasing ya..I grew up in Yountville in the middle of wine country and spent years making fun of wine snobs..Twirling it between your thumb and index finger notice the clarity...Blah blah..Trust me on this...*wink* The best wine is always free..
LOL
When i was a kid..The Valley was mostly farm land...Then it became a huge winery corporations..The Napa Valley is a very special place...

I had a blast in college with boxed wine.

711 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:59:34pm

re: #641 formercorpsman

Since we got all serious here, let me add my 2 cents (taxed at a very high rate now). I think what we have here is a failure to communicate..

no, seriously. It appears that Obama got elected on a series of bumper sticker slogans. It seems this is how he lives his life - he has no depth. To him, this is meaningful, moving art. We have a society that is this way, they get their information in sound bites and are unwilling or unable to spend time getting to solid answers themselves. They want it fed to them, and they want it fed to them in a jingle format. What they don't understand is those sound bites and platitudes will affect our country, will affect us. This problem won't be resolved in 30 minutes with 4 commercial breaks. We need deep thinkers in office, instead we got Barnum and Bailey.

712 big steve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:59:38pm

Democratic Party Playbook:

1. Use Coulter to raise money.
2. Bitch slap Rush every once in a while and then cry about how mean he is.
3. Refer to all Republicans as stupid.
4. Its all Bush's fault.
5. Tell children scary stories about Cheney.
6. Read Doonsbury as Trudeau catches up the the 80's.
7. Write one billion word long essays and hope either Kos or Huffington will post them.
8. Muscle up and throw a punch or two at Palin.

713 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:59:52pm

re: #694 BignJames

New rules...I guess.

All new rules being written right now by the dems. Enjoy.

714 formercorpsman  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 7:59:58pm

re: #665 avanti

Seriously Avanti. Him, and his family sat in that church for 20 years. With their kids to boot.

His wife has publicly stated she was never proud of her country.

People should not draw the least bit of suspicion from any of this?

715 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:00:00pm
716 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:01:00pm

A fat man needs his sleep.

I am fat.

I need to sleep.

717 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:01:07pm

re: #699 Joan

Thanks for the insult,

Why, sure. Um, could you refresh my memory... where did I insult you, again?

718 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:01:27pm

re: #715 Iron Fist

The indoor gun range/shop we do business with has an MP 5 for rent for $20 (IIRC). You have to have enough range time to rent it (I think it is four visits) and bring your own ammo. I figure I can burn through about 500 rounds in less than half an hour :-)

I'm going to get the Girlfriend to put a couple of magazines through it as well. I'm trying hard to cultivate her interest. I'd like her to get a carry permit and (probably) a .38/.357 Magnum.

Why a revolver?

719 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:01:40pm

I mean, come on. If you can't even make fun of a freakin' egg o' power, what's left? Is nothing un-sacred any more?

720 JacksonTn  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:01:54pm

re: #716 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

A fat man needs his sleep.

I am fat.

I need to sleep.

Good Night FBV ...hope you sleep well and do not wake up with a hangover ...

721 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:02:02pm

re: #665 avanti

Never wore a pin, never owned one, nor knew that was required to show you loved your country. Now, it's suddenly a mandatory accessory for every politician, and proves nothing.

then why is he wearing one, now.
everywhere he goes.
are you alleging he is insincere.

722 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:02:27pm

re: #674 formercorpsman

with a dash of SLA philosophy for good measure.

723 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:02:53pm

re: #717 Occasional Reader

Why, sure. Um, could you refresh my memory... where did I insult you, again?

Wow, speaking opinion backed up by facts is now an insult. Who knew?

724 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:02:54pm

Can we please stop with calling everything racist? The word is getting watered down.

725 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:02:58pm

re: #698 bellamags

Let me try again San Sebastian

“The Cellar Upstairs” Wine, Jazz & Blues Bar

Live Music “The Cellar Upstairs” Wine, Jazz & Blues Bar is located on the rooftop of the Winery building and is a best kept secret with locals. Open on weekends, featuring incredible live music from a wide range of talented local and regional Bands. Relax to the music and enjoy the tremendous views overlooking the St. Augustine skyline while enjoying a glass of San Sebastian Wine and light appetizers.

What an awesome place..Fine wine..Jazz on the rooftop,,dancing..
I'm there

726 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:03:24pm

re: #715 Iron Fist

I'd like her to get a carry permit and (probably) a .38/.357 Magnum.

Remember to be nice to her after that.

727 Maui Girl  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:03:55pm

I'm sure the "O" strokes his egg lovingly every morning while no one is looking wishing his wife's you know what's were that nice. Okay, never mind that.

I'm sure the "O" strokes his egg lovingly every morning hoping the Egg Genie would show up and grant him wishes. Yeh, that's better. I like the Genie idea.

728 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:04:08pm

re: #721 nyc redneck

then why is he wearing one, now.
everywhere he goes.
are you alleging he is insincere.

I certainly would be willing to entertain that.

729 big steve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:04:22pm

The egg of power kind of reminds me of folding paper into a triangle and kicking with your finger through the up-rights.

730 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:04:23pm

re: #721 nyc redneck

then why is he wearing one, now.
everywhere he goes.
are you alleging he is insincere.

to avanti, the 0 wore one until 9/11 or so he says. He said he took it off after 9/11 to show a pin didn't mean patriotism.
He may have had other reasons after 9/11 for not wearing a Flag pin.

731 formercorpsman  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:05:02pm

re: #722 ArmyWife

Can't forget that, not that.

732 yesandno  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:05:03pm

So the great 0 contemplates and respects the power of the egg.......

unless, of course, it becomes a fetus.

733 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:05:07pm

Someone's called this thread "racist"?

734 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:05:15pm
735 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:05:29pm

re: #725 HoosierHoops

Its sooo relaxing. you can see the bridges and Flagler College (cool architecture) from the roof. They have cushy chairs and tables with umbrellas. they make this type of "sangria" with the sweet Rosa wine and fresh fruit. Get a pitcher of that and the cheese tray. Set for the night.

736 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:05:39pm

re: #706 FurryOldGuyJeans

I won't go that far, Walter. I just prefer listening to/reading opinion on the events of today instead of nearly 3 hours of raging ego-mania.

That's a simple way to handle it. Agreed.

737 rain of lead  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:05:40pm

re: #726 Occasional Reader

Remember to be nice to her after that.


I suspect that around his woman the iron fist is kept in a velvet glove

738 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:05:52pm

re: #699 Joan

Very good. Well, there's a phenomenon at work around Obama, among African-American people, that is highly charged with the kind of emotion that one more often sees connected with family.

Thanks for the insult, it was not necessary but perhaps salutary

One thing I see little discussion about is the behavior of the crowd at the inaugural. I'll admit I was concerned about my son being in DC late at night with a couple of million people. It's not the most crime free city my any stretch, but for one night at least, everyone was high on the hope thing and it was very crime free.

739 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:06:05pm

re: #732 yesandno

So the great 0 contemplates and respects the power of the egg.......

unless, of course, it becomes a fetus.

Baby, it's a human baby.

740 Stonemason  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:06:05pm

re: #729 big steve

The egg of power kind of reminds me of folding paper into a triangle and kicking with your finger through the up-rights.

Paper football is awesome, I taught my kids, well I thought I was teaching them but they schooled me!

And coin hockey, who can forget coin hockey?

741 Sheila Broflovski  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:06:10pm

re: #734 Iron Fist

You aren't showing proper deference to the Lord God Obama when you mock his Egg of Power. That's almost blasphemy, but I figure it'll take a couple of years for Him to start dealing with Blasphemers. He has the Terrorists whose rights He must defend, and with whom He shall begin negotiations without any preconditions, at least from the United States' side. The terrorists will possibly have preconditions of their own, which Obama will try His best to fulfill. That'll occupy his time for the next year or two.

Do not mock Hopenchange Egg!

742 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:06:25pm

re: #730 newsjunkie_ky

to avanti, the 0 wore one until 9/11 or so he says. He said he took it off after 9/11 to show a pin didn't mean patriotism.
He may have had other reasons after 9/11 for not wearing a Flag pin.

He is full of shit

743 lobo91  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:06:29pm

re: #711 ArmyWife

Since we got all serious here, let me add my 2 cents (taxed at a very high rate now). I think what we have here is a failure to communicate..

no, seriously. It appears that Obama got elected on a series of bumper sticker slogans. It seems this is how he lives his life - he has no depth. To him, this is meaningful, moving art. We have a society that is this way, they get their information in sound bites and are unwilling or unable to spend time getting to solid answers themselves. They want it fed to them, and they want it fed to them in a jingle format. What they don't understand is those sound bites and platitudes will affect our country, will affect us. This problem won't be resolved in 30 minutes with 4 commercial breaks. We need deep thinkers in office, instead we got Barnum and Bailey.

I've started listening to Mark Levin's show in the afternoon, since Sirius shifted some of their programming around. Not a huge fan, but he does get some interesting callers.

Some dipshit called yesterday blaming the current financial situation on deficit spending under Bush, while simultaneously railing against Republicans for holding up the Democrats' plan to fix everything by...even bigger deficit spending.

When Levin pointed out the stupidity of his position, I thought the guy was going to have a coronary.

744 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:06:34pm

Over 700 comments, and most still on topic, about a wooden egg. Ok, what's wrong with that? Maybe that egg does have some sort of power?

745 maddogg  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:06:49pm

WTF? The term "black hole" is now racist. You can only cry wolf so many times until your credibility is nothing. And the people looking for racism behind every comment have no credibility, only slogans.

746 Syrah  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:06:59pm

The next campaign starts now.

Sarah Palin is raising money. I just sent in a contribution.

Early money in a campaign is VERY important.

Even if she is not your favorite, she is at least making a move. It deserves some attention.

Give the Democrats no rest.

747 SurferDoc  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:07:06pm

The 0 is as full of crap as Dollar Tree pinata.

748 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:07:11pm

re: #733 MandyManners

Someone's called this thread "racist"?

I'm so tired of that fucking word.

749 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:07:19pm

re: #738 avanti

One thing I see little discussion about is the behavior of the crowd at the inaugural. I'll admit I was concerned about my son being in DC late at night with a couple of million people. It's not the most crime free city my any stretch, but for one night at least, everyone was high on the hope thing and it was very crime free.

Maybe that had something to do with the amount of security (police, etc.)?
I heard there were more police in the area than we've got troops in Iraq.

750 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:07:44pm

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait a second. I've only been skimming this thread, but from reading some of the posts I am getting the impression that there are people calling the mockery of this "Egg of Power" racism. Is this so?

751 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:07:51pm

re: #738 avanti

One thing I see little discussion about is the behavior of the crowd at the inaugural. I'll admit I was concerned about my son being in DC late at night with a couple of million people. It's not the most crime free city my any stretch, but for one night at least, everyone was high on the hope thing and it was very crime free.

are you serious?

752 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:07:54pm

re: #739 newsjunkie_ky

Baby, it's a human baby.

Can't argue with that!
But they sure do, don't they?
Selfish pr*cks!

753 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:07:59pm

re: #745 maddogg

WTF? The term "black hole" is now racist. You can only cry wolf so many times until your credibility is nothing. And the people looking for racism behind every comment have no credibility, only slogans.

It worked for 70 odd years for the Soviets.

754 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:08:33pm

re: #744 Walter L. Newton

Over 700 comments, and most still on topic, about a wooden egg. Ok, what's wrong with that? Maybe that egg does have some sort of power?

Iron Fist and I are trying valiantly to turn it into The Inevitable Gun Thread.

755 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:08:35pm

re: #748 NYCHardhat

I'm so tired of that fucking word.

you need a shoulder rub.

756 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:08:41pm

re: #745 maddogg

WTF? The term "black hole" is now racist. You can only cry wolf so many times until your credibility is nothing. And the people looking for racism behind every comment have no credibility, only slogans.

That's why I hope the dreaded word fades into the realm of crying wolf.

757 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:08:45pm

re: #750 Slumbering Behemoth

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait a second. I've only been skimming this thread, but from reading some of the posts I am getting the impression that there are people calling the mockery of this "Egg of Power" racism. Is this so?

For the love of God.....

758 Gort  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:08:46pm

Maybe he's just a huge Salvador Dali fan?

Metamorphosis of Narcissus

759 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:09:12pm

re: #710 NYCHardhat

I had a blast in college with boxed wine.

LOL
OK when you go up in napa country..we could never score beer as kids but everybody always had a bottle he swiped from mom and dad..Worse than that..I college..We used to drive down the road at night and fill up 55 gallon buckets of the most expensive grapes in the world..And I feel bad..mea culpa..But damn we made good home made wine in college..

760 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:09:16pm

re: #738 avanti

One thing I see little discussion about is the behavior of the crowd at the inaugural. I'll admit I was concerned about my son being in DC late at night with a couple of million people. It's not the most crime free city my any stretch, but for one night at least, everyone was high on the hope thing and it was very crime free.

Then we DEFINITELY should send the Zero to Gaza, for instance. Instant healing, right?

761 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:09:27pm

re: #755 bellamags

you need a shoulder rub.

Yes. Yes I do. Not before I gave you a foot massage.

762 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:09:39pm

re: #733 MandyManners

Someone's called this thread "racist"?

Several people (a couple are usual suspects) have pretty much come out and said that many of the posters are.

763 formercorpsman  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:09:48pm

Something's at the edge of your mind, you don't know what it is
Somethin' you were hopin' to find but your not sure what it is
Then you hear the unicorn, and it all comes crystal clear
Dolittle does the talkin' says the things you want to hear

I'm young, I'm wild and I'm free
I got the egg of power of the music in me

764 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:09:50pm

re: #750 Slumbering Behemoth

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait a second. I've only been skimming this thread, but from reading some of the posts I am getting the impression that there are people calling the mockery of this "Egg of Power" racism. Is this so?

Wouldn't mockery of eggs more logically be misogynist?

765 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:09:50pm

re: #745 maddogg

WTF? The term "black hole" is now racist. You can only cry wolf so many times until your credibility is nothing. And the people looking for racism behind every comment have no credibility, only slogans.

Obama only had slogans, it got him elected.

766 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:10:04pm

re: #753 FurryOldGuyJeans

It worked for 70 odd years for the Soviets.

No, it really didn't. What worked was the brutal force behind the slogans.

767 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:10:18pm

re: #759 HoosierHoops

LOL
OK when you go up in napa country..we could never score beer as kids but everybody always had a bottle he swiped from mom and dad..Worse than that..I college..We used to drive down the road at night and fill up 55 gallon buckets of the most expensive grapes in the world..And I feel bad..mea culpa..But damn we made good home made wine in college..

Badass.

768 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:10:22pm

re: #714 formercorpsman

Seriously Avanti. Him, and his family sat in that church for 20 years. With their kids to boot.

His wife has publicly stated she was never proud of her country.

People should not draw the least bit of suspicion from any of this?

I don't have the energy to rehash all of that. The voters heard it over and over and for whatever reason gave it little weight. He's the President now, and that we can discuss, not pins, his minister or a poorly worded comment by his wife.

769 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:10:23pm

re: #751 bellamags

are you serious?

Yes, he is very serious.

770 maddogg  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:10:28pm

re: #753 FurryOldGuyJeans

It worked for 70 odd years for the Soviets.

Only because it was backed up with the rifle and gulag.

771 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:10:32pm

re: #748 NYCHardhat

I'm so tired of that fucking word.

If you didn't watch the 0 last Tuesday, you might be a racist.
If you laugh at the wooden egg, you might be a racist.
If you say michelle has a big a$$, you might be a racist.
If you are a Republican, you ARE a racist.
/liberal

772 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:11:05pm

re: #730 newsjunkie_ky

to avanti, the 0 wore one until 9/11 or so he says. He said he took it off after 9/11 to show a pin didn't mean patriotism.
He may have had other reasons after 9/11 for not wearing a Flag pin.

hmmm, what a strange time for hussein to show patriotism by taking OFF the flag lapel pin, right after 9-11.

773 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:11:09pm

re: #749 jwb7605

There was a lot of military, too.

774 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:11:13pm

re: #754 Occasional Reader

Iron Fist and I are trying valiantly to turn it into The Inevitable Gun Thread.

I don't like gun threads. How about an ancient Greek and Roman coin thread?

775 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:11:19pm

re: #759 HoosierHoops

LOL
OK when you go up in napa country..we could never score beer as kids but everybody always had a bottle he swiped from mom and dad..Worse than that..I college..We used to drive down the road at night and fill up 55 gallon buckets of the most expensive grapes in the world..And I feel bad..mea culpa..But damn we made good home made wine in college..

that is totally badass.

776 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:11:26pm

re: #754 Occasional Reader

and then what, boobs?

777 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:11:27pm

re: #738 avanti

One thing I see little discussion about is the behavior of the crowd at the inaugural. I'll admit I was concerned about my son being in DC late at night with a couple of million people. It's not the most crime free city my any stretch, but for one night at least, everyone was high on the hope thing and it was very crime free.

Is This Crime-Free DC on Hope Day?

778 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:11:36pm

re: #757 NYCHardhat

For the love of whatever. All I asked was whether or not someone actually cried racism over this whole egg pun thing.

779 formercorpsman  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:11:51pm

re: #738 avanti

Yeah, but the Naloxone is a bitch.

780 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:11:52pm

did someone say Revolver?....
reminds me of the feds...


781 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:11:54pm

OT -

Only 23 hours till the next episode of L O S T

782 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:11:55pm

re: #750 Slumbering Behemoth

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait a second. I've only been skimming this thread, but from reading some of the posts I am getting the impression that there are people calling the mockery of this "Egg of Power" racism. Is this so?

Some people are so full of O kool-aid that their sense humor drowned.

783 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:12:14pm

re: #773 ArmyWife

There was a lot of military, too.

What was the ratio, do you know (estimate)?
Security getting into the place was apparently worse than an airport.

784 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:12:26pm

re: #771 newsjunkie_ky

If you didn't watch the 0 last Tuesday, you might be a racist.
If you laugh at the wooden egg, you might be a racist.
If you say michelle has a big a$$, you might be a racist.
If you are a Republican, you ARE a racist.
/liberal

It hardly matters what's said, it'll be interpreted as racist by some loon.

785 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:12:48pm

re: #771 newsjunkie_ky

If you didn't watch the 0 last Tuesday, you might be a racist.
If you laugh at the wooden egg, you might be a racist.
If you say michelle has a big a$$, you might be a racist.
If you are a Republican, you ARE a racist.
/liberal

Just because I don't pander to and coddle groups of people who already hate me because I'm the worst slur in the book...White Male.

786 Dan G.  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:12:51pm

Fuck. [Its all I can think to say to this...]

787 Syrah  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:12:56pm

re: #719 Charles

I mean, come on. If you can't even make fun of a freakin' egg o' power, what's left? Is nothing un-sacred any more?

Mocking The One is sacrilegious!

788 Dustyvet  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:13:00pm

Of it took a hen and half, a minute and a half, to lay an egg and a half. How long would it take a rooster sitting on a brass door knob, to hatch out a hardware store?

789 songbird  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:13:00pm

If the age of 'white guilt' is over because a black man is president, why are we considered racist if we voice our opposition to the policies of the opposing party?

790 itellu3times  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:13:05pm

re: #719 Charles

I mean, come on. If you can't even make fun of a freakin' egg o' power, what's left? Is nothing un-sacred any more?

You're just a member of the hegemony of the placental mammals.

791 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:13:13pm

re: #778 Slumbering Behemoth

For the love of whatever. All I asked was whether or not someone actually cried racism over this whole egg pun thing.

It has seemed that way. It seems to be a pattern with some. The egg punjoke thingy turned into you don't like blackpeopleculture thingy.

792 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:13:13pm

re: #777 Wishing

Is This Crime-Free DC on Hope Day?

Avanti, you have been wonderfully deceived, and god forbid someone challenge your fairytale with FACTS.

793 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:13:16pm

re: #770 maddogg

Only because it was backed up with the rifle and gulag.

Civilian Defense Force, as fully funded and equipped as the U.S. Military.

794 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:13:20pm

re: #780 albusteve

did someone say Revolver?.... reminds me of the feds...

Everything reminds you of the feds. If you were dyslexic, sdef would remind you of the feds.
/

795 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:13:22pm

re: #774 Walter L. Newton

I don't like gun threads. How about an ancient Greek and Roman coin thread?

I once put a 5.56mm NATO round through an ancient Greek coin at 100 yards with iron sights.

(well, I didn't, really, I'm just trying to be inclusive)

796 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:13:33pm

re: #785 NYCHardhat

Just because I don't pander to and coddle groups of people who already hate me because I'm the worst slur in the book...White Male.

I remember when WASP was the dirty word. You ain't one of those is ya?

797 JacksonTn  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:13:36pm

re: #781 Walter L. Newton

OT -

Only 23 hours till the next episode of L O S T

Walter ...I have a niece who is just as addicted to LOST as you ...I have never seen the show ...I have loved shows before but not for as long as LOST has been on ...I usually lose interest after a few years ...I did watch 24 for 2 years ...

798 maddogg  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:13:48pm

re: #765 Walter L. Newton

Obama only had slogans, it got him elected.

You can fool some of the people all of the time...

799 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:13:48pm

re: #772 nyc redneck

hmmm, what a strange time for hussein to show patriotism by taking OFF the flag lapel pin, right after 9-11.

just sayin'

800 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:14:00pm

re: #748 NYCHardhat

I'm so tired of that fucking word.

So am I.

Has someone called this thread "racist"?

Will making fun of CBBHO and questioning his policies for the next four years be considered "racist"?

801 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:14:02pm

re: #791 bellamags

It has seemed that way. It seems to be a pattern with some. The egg punjoke thingy turned into you don't like blackpeopleculture thingy.

When? Where? Did they run away?

802 kynna  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:14:12pm

I'll take Sarah Palin's "Many Eggs of Power" over 0's little sculpture any day. Hers come with babies. ;D

803 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:14:36pm

re: #789 songbird

If the age of 'white guilt' is over because a black man is president, why are we considered racist if we voice our opposition to the policies of the opposing party?

Because it will never go away. Its the ace in the hole for brain-dead people.

804 Occasional Reader  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:14:43pm

Good night.

805 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:14:46pm

The egg of power
gently held in wooden hand
over easy please

806 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:15:08pm

re: #795 Occasional Reader

I once put a 5.56mm NATO round through an ancient Greek coin at 100 yards with iron sights.

(well, I didn't, really, I'm just trying to be inclusive)

Which Greek coin?

807 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:15:10pm

re: #762 FurryOldGuyJeans

Several people (a couple are usual suspects) have pretty much come out and said that many of the posters are.

Who? Avanti? Cognito?

808 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:15:11pm

re: #796 jwb7605

I remember when WASP was the dirty word. You ain't one of those is ya?

nope, worse. Half-Assed Roman Catholic

809 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:15:18pm

re: #800 MandyManners

So am I.

Has someone called this thread "racist"?

Will making fun of CBBHO and questioning his policies for the next four years be considered "racist"?

Yes.

810 VioletTiger  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:15:38pm

re: #724 NYCHardhat

Can we please stop with calling everything racist? The word is getting watered down.


You're right. People get in a PC snit over every word. Save it for the real thing.

811 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:15:48pm

re: #808 NYCHardhat

nope, worse. Half-Assed Roman Catholic

Close, but no cigar!

812 formercorpsman  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:16:06pm

Take it easy folks.

813 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:16:08pm

re: #797 JacksonTn

Walter ...I have a niece who is just as addicted to LOST as you ...I have never seen the show ...I have loved shows before but not for as long as LOST has been on ...I usually lose interest after a few years ...I did watch 24 for 2 years ...

Yes, year 5 now, one more to go after this.

814 Stonemason  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:16:14pm

re: #768 avanti

I don't have the energy to rehash all of that. The voters heard it over and over and for whatever reason gave it little weight. He's the President now, and that we can discuss, not pins, his minister or a poorly worded comment by his wife.

So you are saying that we can not discuss the past experiences of our President as they may or may not relate to his actions today? tomorrow?

Bullcrap, his past is relevant, the past of any President is relevant, and can be discussed. It was his socialistic past that has influenced his diecisions this pas week, closing Gitmo is part of his Ayers connection where prisons are wrong.

Simply overturning Bush Admin. Legal decisions was influenced by years of left wing propaganda.

We have noting he has written from his past, most of his votes were present, so we have no choice but to question his associations.

815 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:16:20pm

re: #801 Walter L. Newton

When? Where? Did they run away?

dude, it was a long time ago. i just tried to ignore it. lets just talk about coins, eggs, guns, wine, boobs, whatever.

816 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:16:28pm

re: #792 Wishing

Avanti, you have been wonderfully deceived, and god forbid someone challenge your fairytale with FACTS.

85 crimes. For Metro DC that is a crime-free day.

817 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:16:28pm

re: #800 MandyManners

So am I.

Has someone called this thread "racist"?

Will making fun of CBBHO and questioning his policies for the next four years be considered "racist"?


If so then I am a racist.

818 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:16:43pm

Who worries about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice Cream?

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade
this year.

The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an
interest.
I decided we would have an election for a class president.
We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class
would vote.
To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members.
We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.
We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for
the top spot.
The class had done a great job in their selections.

Both candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage
because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches Jamie went first.
He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by
promising to do his very best.

Everyone applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium. Her speech was
concise.
She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She
sat down.

The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream." She surely could say more. She did not have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She
wasn't sure.
Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it? She didn't know.
The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream.

Jamie was forgotten.
Olivia won by a landslide.

Now the rest of the story……………………………

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and fifty-two
percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want ice cream.

The other forty-eight percent of us know we're going to have to feed the
cow and clean up the mess.

It's kinda like this, 'Wishing and Hoping'.

819 wolfie  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:17:03pm

re: #738 avanti

Did you find the booing and razzing of Mr. Bush charming?

820 songbird  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:17:06pm

re: #803 NYCHardhat

Because it will never go away. Its the ace in the hole for brain-dead people.

I will remain among the living lizardim!

821 abolitionist  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:17:38pm

re: #677 Charles

By virtue of its geometry, an egg is fairly well able to withstand a variety of bumps and jostling from the outside. But a weak and inexperienced creature, unable to walk and lacking vision, using little more than its mouth parts, is able to break it apart from the inside.

This may be the enduring symbol of BHO's presidency.

822 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:17:41pm

re: #814 Stonemason

This one has shown he's impervious to facts.

823 maddogg  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:17:47pm

re: #793 FurryOldGuyJeans

Civilian Defense Force, as fully funded and equipped as the U.S. Military.

They have one problem with that idea; armed populace, half of which has no taste for Koolaid.

824 kywrite  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:17:57pm

re: #10 Killgore Trout

Well, he's definitely guilty of buying tourist nick-knacks.

Yes, he is, but I bet that the mighty Egg of Power is not even African. The egg is made of coffee tree wood -- authentically African enough, though East African. The hand is made of monkeypod tree wood -- which grows in South American and the Pacific Islands, not Africa. That does include Hawaii, at least, but unless it was custom-made for him by someone who got into it that subtly, it's really a goofy sort of symbol.

825 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:17:57pm

I f you don't watch your step, there's no telling where you'll be swept off to.

-Ancient Tolkienian Proverb

826 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:18:22pm

re: #816 FurryOldGuyJeans

85 crimes. For Metro DC that is a crime-free day.

85 crimes to avanti and others who worship the zero, is CRIME-FREE. So learn the new lingo.
crime-free = only 85

827 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:18:29pm

re: #777 Wishing

Is This Crime-Free DC on Hope Day?

OK, much freer of major crime then a typical day in downtown DC, especially with the crowd. Of course the additional security sure helped, but it was a happy crowd.

828 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:18:35pm

re: #823 maddogg

They have one problem with that idea; armed populace, half of which has no taste for Koolaid.

So there be the reason to disarm the populace.

829 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:18:55pm

re: #768 avanti

That poorly worded comment was said twice. I think that is because she meant it. And what did she have to be disdainful about? Her Princeton education? That must have been rough. Or maybe it was all that suffering she endured going to law school at Harvard. She opined at the plight of being "African-American" while attending these schools. Tell me, which African country would have afforded her a better proposition than the one she got here?

830 OldLineTexan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:18:56pm

I will have a greased pig of servitude installed in MY Oval Office. Next to the Oval Throne.

I shall apply extra grease with Ancient Grecian coins.

831 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:18:57pm

re: #821 abolitionist

By virtue of its geometry, an egg is fairly well able to withstand a variety of bumps and jostling from the outside. But a weak and inexperienced creature, unable to walk and lacking vision, using little more than its mouth parts, is able to break it apart from the inside.

This may be the enduring symbol of BHO's presidency.

Man, thats deep.

832 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:19:09pm

re: #823 maddogg

They have one problem with that idea; armed populace, half of which has no taste for Koolaid.

They'll be introducing legislation to take care of that problem shortly.

833 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:19:10pm

re: #824 kywrite

Yes, he is, but I bet that the mighty Egg of Power is not even African. The egg is made of coffee tree wood -- authentically African enough, though East African. The hand is made of monkeypod tree wood -- which grows in South American and the Pacific Islands, not Africa. That does include Hawaii, at least, but unless it was custom-made for him by someone who got into it that subtly, it's really a goofy sort of symbol.

So you're saying what ... Africans discovered America?

834 Macker  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:19:15pm

Does this thing replace "The Buck Stops Here"?

835 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:19:42pm

re: #828 unrealizedviewpoint

So there be the reason to disarm the populace.


re: #832 Dark_Falcon

They'll be introducing legislation to take care of that problem shortly.


GMTA

836 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:20:00pm

re: #826 Wishing

85 crimes to avanti and others who worship the zero, is CRIME-FREE. So learn the new lingo.
crime-free = only 85

Plus the tons of garbage left behind by the crowds is ignorable as well. Greenest Inauguration Ever, my fat, hairy, white ass.

837 OldLineTexan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:20:04pm

re: #808 NYCHardhat

nope, worse. Half-Assed Roman Catholic

This is not going to work anymore, people. We have to buckle down and get things done. From now on, I want at least THREE-QUARTERS ass from ALL of you.

/

838 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:20:27pm

re: #783 jwb7605

I don't know - and I don't know if they ever fully divulged the actual number in attendance. I could ask, but probably wouldn't have an answer until tomorrow.

839 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:20:28pm

re: #836 FurryOldGuyJeans

Thanks for the mental image not.

840 Cato the Elder  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:20:47pm

re: #774 Walter L. Newton

I don't like gun threads. How about an ancient Greek and Roman coin thread?

Bona sententia!

841 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:21:01pm

re: #839 Mich-again

Thanks for the mental image not.

You're welcome. ;)

842 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:21:26pm

re: #772 nyc redneck

hmmm, what a strange time for hussein to show patriotism by taking OFF the flag lapel pin, right after 9-11.


I was wrong it wasn't RIGHT after 9/11 but it might as well have been. He said:

"You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest."

843 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:21:34pm

re: #838 ArmyWife

I don't know - and I don't know if they ever fully divulged the actual number in attendance. I could ask, but probably wouldn't have an answer until tomorrow.

Don't go out of your way. I was just musing. (but, thanks!)

844 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:21:55pm

re: #834 Macker

Does this thing replace "The Buck Stops Here"?

So clever of you.

845 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:22:01pm

re: #838 ArmyWife

I don't know - and I don't know if they ever fully divulged the actual number in attendance. I could ask, but probably wouldn't have an answer until tomorrow.

It was the largest crowd of human beings ever assembled in the history of the planet. But not quite as big as original estimates.

846 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:22:13pm

re: #827 avanti

OK, much freer of major crime then a typical day in downtown DC, especially with the crowd. Of course the additional security sure helped, but it was a happy crowd.

I've talked with a number of Obama voters. Not a single one looked beyond the Hype. Not one knew who Alinsky was, not one knew about Obama's missing paper trail. Everyone made an emotional decision, not a rational one.

847 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:22:47pm

re: #774 Walter L. Newton

I don't like gun threads. How about an ancient Greek and Roman coin thread?

they make excellent targets....

848 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:22:55pm

re: #845 Mich-again

It was the largest crowd of human beings ever assembled in the history of the planet. But not quite as big as original estimates.

Original estimate 7+billion, wasn't it?

849 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:22:59pm

re: #792 Wishing

Avanti, you have been wonderfully deceived, and god forbid someone challenge your fairytale with FACTS.

Guys/gals, you'd need to talk to those that were there. Yes, there was crime, there always is, but for whatever reason, even the DC police were impressed with the lack of major incidents. This is the District we are talking about.

850 OldLineTexan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:23:06pm

re: #834 Macker

Does this thing replace "The Buck Stops Here"?

It's a sign that the "Cluck Stops Here".

851 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:23:46pm

re: #848 FurryOldGuyJeans

Original estimate 7+billion, wasn't it?

I heard 3 brazillions were going to be there.

852 Racer X  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:23:52pm

re: #821 abolitionist

By virtue of its geometry, an egg is fairly well able to withstand a variety of bumps and jostling from the outside. But a weak and inexperienced creature, unable to walk and lacking vision, using little more than its mouth parts, is able to break it apart from the inside.

This may be the enduring symbol of BHO's presidency.

Funny, I see it as the symbol of Obama yanking Uncle Sam's balls off.

853 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:24:04pm

re: #827 avanti

OK, much freer of major crime then a typical day in downtown DC, especially with the crowd. Of course the additional security sure helped, but it was a happy crowd.

There you go again, moving the goal posts when you get your head handed to you for shoveling shit.

854 Typicalwhitey  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:24:16pm

OMG this is too funny:

Jake Tapper on 'Unrequited' Media Love for Obama [Tim Graham]

ABC White House reporter Jake Tapper described Obama’s first full day as president on the PBS talk show hosted by Charlie Rose on the evening of January 21. The real eyebrow-raising passage came when Rose asked Tapper about the relationship between Team Obama and the press, and Tapper described many of his press colleagues on their knees:

I would say for a lot of my colleagues, it's perhaps an unrequited love between them and the president. He’s — you know, he’s a cool customer. You know, I think that there are some of us that, you know, maybe try to report on our feet a little bit more than on our knees and he doesn`t necessarily know what to make of us all the time. You know, he eyes us warily.

855 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:24:17pm

re: #842 newsjunkie_ky

My mind was made up when I heard him say:

I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest."
856 wolfie  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:24:21pm

re: #849 avanti

Did you find the booing and razzing of Mr. Bush charming?
Have you EVER witnessed that at an Inauguration before?

857 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:24:43pm
858 JacksonTn  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:24:50pm

re: #849 avanti

Guys/gals, you'd need to talk to those that were there. Yes, there was crime, there always is, but for whatever reason, even the DC police were impressed with the lack of major incidents. This is the District we are talking about.

Then maybe the people who live in the District need to behave that way all the time ...I mean ...why not? ...does it take someone who looks like them being elected President to make them behave for one day? ...Change People ...right? ...they say Change ...so change ...

859 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:24:54pm

re: #849 avanti

Guys/gals, you'd need to talk to those that were there. Yes, there was crime, there always is, but for whatever reason, even the DC police were impressed with the lack of major incidents. This is the District we are talking about.

the District?...the Holy Land?....

860 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:25:22pm

re: #840 Cato the Elder

Bona sententia!

Doug has one of the most informative free sites on the internet. I don't have a large collection anymore, for a matter of fact, the little I have is vanilla.

Had a large collection at one time, about 5 years ago, my life changes required me to pass on most of my collection to buyers who would take care of them for me.

But, I do have a good stack of book, and you can't take the knowledge away from me.

Most people don't realize they can hold remarkable ancient history in there hand for very little money. And every coin is actually a newspaper of it's time, the current political propaganda, the bringer of news of the goings on in the empire.

Wonderful little pieces of metal.

861 Roses  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:25:27pm

This is as much a prop as all that Lincoln-esque garbage. All contrived. All set design. Facades, and illusions. For the devotees, oh, so rich in deeper meaning. Proof, for them, that he is The One.

862 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:25:49pm

re: #849 avanti

Guys/gals, you'd need to talk to those that were there. Yes, there was crime, there always is, but for whatever reason, even the DC police were impressed with the lack of major incidents. This is the District we are talking about.

An extra 50,000 armed individuals might have that effect.

I doubt the Obama effect, affected the crime rate.

863 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:26:41pm

re: #814 Stonemason

So you are saying that we can not discuss the past experiences of our President as they may or may not relate to his actions today? tomorrow?


Of course you can discuss it. Hannity will be talking about Ayers in 2012, I'm just not interested in beating that horse any longer.

864 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:26:47pm

re: #791 bellamags

It has seemed that way. It seems to be a pattern with some. The egg punjoke thingy turned into you don't like blackpeopleculture thingy.

Well, I guess I missed those comments. Admittedly, I've been skimming. That's unfortunate, though, that people would pull the race card on this kind of joking.

I actually think the sculpture and the concept behind it is pretty cool. I wouldn't mind having one myself. That being said, I would fully expect my good friends to make jokes about it, and make jokes about me for having it. Still, I would not resort to the cheap tactic of playing the race card if they did.

/besides, I apparently can't do that on account of my complexion...and I'm not that big of a wuss, either.

865 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:26:53pm

re: #842 newsjunkie_ky

hussein's gibberish, to justify taking off the flag pin after 9-11, is so insulting.

866 jwb7605  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:27:01pm

re: #846 jcm

I've talked with a number of Obama voters. Not a single one looked beyond the Hype. Not one knew who Alinsky was, not one knew about Obama's missing paper trail. Everyone made an emotional decision, not a rational one.

I went to lunch with a big liberal who retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Lt. Colonel. BIG Obama supporter.
I told him "It wasn't the Jeremiah Wright flap that bothered me as much as the Bill Ayers associations. That's because when I got out of the service, Ayers was doing his thing."
He said "But Ayers did his time, didn't he?".
I said "No, off on a technicality. He said 'Guilty as Hell, free as a bird'. His wife did a few years. Ayers is now teaching that crap as a university professor".

Stony.Dead.Silence.

867 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:27:07pm

re: #827 avanti

OK, much freer of major crime then a typical day in downtown DC, especially with the crowd. Of course the additional security sure helped, but it was a happy crowd.

Were they happy because only 85 citizens had crimes committed against them? Or were they so happy with the Zero that they didnt give a rats ass about those citizens?

BTW...on Jan 21, there were ONLY 93 crimes in same report. So actually, the Zero's *wave of tranquility* only accounted for SEVEN less crimes on Hope Day.
Arent you a wee bit embarrassed?

868 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:27:14pm

re: #847 albusteve

Did you see my answer to you up thread?

did someone say Revolver?.... reminds me of the feds...

Steve, everything reminds you of the feds. If you were dyslexic, sdef would remind you of the feds.
/

869 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:27:16pm

re: #862 jcm

An extra 50,000 armed individuals might have that effect.

I doubt the Obama effect, affected the crime rate.

He will never doubt The Obama Effect is the cause for anything good happening.

870 MacDuff  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:27:25pm

Maybe I'm fed up with the whole "first black President" schtick and the creepy messianic idol worship that accompanies it. The fact is, while I understand the historical significance, I didn't wake up the day after the election and say "my God, we have a BLACK President?". What bothers me about him are his politics, not his pigmentation and they suck (Eggs? Perhaps.)

As for the "Egg of Power", I'm with Charles, it's inherently funny. It's also, in my opinion, incredibly simplistic. As many others have said on this thread, Africa is a basket case ruled primarily by ignorant madmen and tribal proverbs from a continent of failed states is not exactly Greek philiosophy - cute maybe, but not particularly profound. If that's racist well, sorry. I don't suffer fools gladly, regardless of the race of the fool.

871 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:27:32pm

re: #849 avanti

Guys/gals, you'd need to talk to those that were there. Yes, there was crime, there always is, but for whatever reason, even the DC police were impressed with the lack of major incidents. This is the District we are talking about.

I'm drunk and you are an idiot...tomarrow I'll be sober...

872 Stonemason  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:27:51pm

re: #849 avanti

Guys/gals, you'd need to talk to those that were there. Yes, there was crime, there always is, but for whatever reason, even the DC police were impressed with the lack of major incidents. This is the District we are talking about.

Yippeee...compare a dead show to a metalica show too, same amount of people less crime at on than the other.

What is your point here? so what that the security force was equal to the task of keeping the sheeple who were there under control, it does nto change the fact that this man was elected on a wish and a prayer, with no background and no scrutiny. Now, when we begin to question him his loyal followers point to irrelevant facts to draw attention from the important fact that the associations we were all screaming about last year are begining to creep into his decisions.

873 Digital Display  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:28:01pm

Well I'm running down the thread trying to loosen my load
got a world of trouble on my mind..
BV on the left ..Hitler on the right
and Pamela trying to be a friend to me
Taken it Easy..taken it easy..Don't let the sound of your own wheels
drive you crazy.
Well lighten up while you still can..
Don't even try to understand
Just open up I'm climbing in..
and taking it easy..

874 lobo91  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:28:01pm

re: #857 Iron Fist

One of the things that I really don't like about our carry process in this State is that they make you qualify out to 25 yards. If you are shooting at someone 25 yards away, you really should be looking at a way to break off the conflict (this may not be true 100% of the time, but it is certainly the truth for the vast majority of situations).

Yeah, I'd think you might have a problem claiming self-defense after shooting someone who was 25 yards away.

875 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:28:26pm

Avanti

Jan 21

876 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:28:35pm

re: #853 FurryOldGuyJeans

There you go again, moving the goal posts when you get your head handed to you for shoveling shit.

I should have been clearer, there was crime in DC, just way less then expected.

877 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:28:37pm

re: #867 Wishing

Were they happy because only 85 citizens had crimes committed against them? Or were they so happy with the Zero that they didnt give a rats ass about those citizens?

BTW...on Jan 21, there were ONLY 93 crimes in same report. So actually, the Zero's *wave of tranquility* only accounted for SEVEN less crimes on Hope Day.
Arent you a wee bit embarrassed?

Why be embarrassed when he's one of worshipful masses adoring the Messiah-King?

878 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:28:53pm

re: #868 Walter L. Newton

Did you see my answer to you up thread?


Steve, everything reminds you of the feds. If you were dyslexic, sdef would remind you of the feds.
/

I hate the sdef....implicitly

879 OldLineTexan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:28:59pm

re: #856 wolfie

Did you find the booing and razzing of Mr. Bush charming?
Have you EVER witnessed that at an Inauguration before?

I saw no reason for that crowd of ignoramii to go out any differently than they lived for eight years. I wasn't surprised at the lack of class, lack of respect for the venue, lack of respect for the grounds, lack of respect for ANYTHING. Truly, my expectations had already been much lowered by the slobbering adoration heaped on Obama, the willful ignorance of his "issues", and the apparently untreatable, nearly terminal condition known jokingly as "BDS".

880 lobo91  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:29:10pm

re: #858 JacksonTn

Then maybe the people who live in the District need to behave that way all the time ...I mean ...why not? ...does it take someone who looks like them being elected President to make them behave for one day?

I think you just answered your wn question.

881 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:29:32pm

re: #876 avanti

I should have been clearer, there was crime in DC, just way less then expected.

You lied, and you want to get excused for it?

882 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:29:41pm

re: #863 avanti

Of course you can discuss it. Hannity will be talking about Ayers in 2012, I'm just not interested in beating that horse any longer.

I didn't realize that horse had been beaten at all.

883 Moonbat Serenade  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:29:43pm

re: #861 Roses

This is as much a prop as all that Lincoln-esque garbage. All contrived. All set design. Facades, and illusions. For the devotees, oh, so rich in deeper meaning. Proof, for them, that he is The One.

I, for one, miss the styrofoam columns. Maybe he could place the egg of power on one in the Oval Office.

884 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:29:45pm

Milestone..........

"....of the 1.4 million that attended Obama's inauguration, only 14 missed
work."

885 maddogg  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:30:00pm

re: #828 unrealizedviewpoint

So there be the reason to disarm the populace.

That is definately on the "to do" list. See my link (also in the spinoffs).

886 VioletTiger  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:30:19pm

re: #849 avanti

Guys/gals, you'd need to talk to those that were there. Yes, there was crime, there always is, but for whatever reason, even the DC police were impressed with the lack of major incidents. This is the District we are talking about.


An opposing viewpoint from those who were there:
My daughter and her friends were there the day before the big day. They were just a bit horrified with the hateful signs and displays everywhere-bashing Pres Bush, bashing Cheney, bashing our military men and women. Perhaps they saw a different side as they are conservatives, but it wasn't happy happy joy from their PVO and they brought back the pics to prove it.

887 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:30:27pm

re: #849 avanti

I was there. Can I speak from a position of authority? The booing of W was beyond the pale, perhaps trumped only by the wishes of ill directed at Cheney in a wheel chair. Was it a mob scene? No. I was up front, where the "special people" got to be, I understand there were more issues toward the back. The reaction of the Obama supporters was surreal, to be honest. Oh, and my camera was stolen.

888 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:30:36pm

re: #865 nyc redneck

hussein's gibberish, to justify taking off the flag pin after 9-11, is so insulting.


THAT PIN, says it all.

889 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:30:52pm

re: #858 JacksonTn

Then maybe the people who live in the District need to behave that way all the time ...I mean ...why not? ...does it take someone who looks like them being elected President to make them behave for one day? ...Change People ...right? ...they say Change ...so change ...

thank you

890 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:30:59pm

re: #881 FurryOldGuyJeans

You lied, and you want to get excused for it?

Actually, she believed the lie. Shame on her for just believing and not checking.

891 Macker  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:31:32pm

re: #884 newsjunkie_ky

Milestone..........

"....of the 1.4 million that attended Obama's inauguration, only 14 missed
work."

All the rest got extra credit.

892 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:31:57pm

Creepy site....

RottenNeighbor.com find out what your neighbors say about you.

Or, we could start a file on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
////

893 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:32:12pm

re: #864 Slumbering Behemoth

Couldn't agree with you more, but there seems to be a few bitter souls on this thread that love to perpetuate the race issue. I never saw The One's skin color, I did see that he is the most liberal politician in history to be POTUS and that scares me quite a bit. As for my friend who continues to downding me for my stance on the situation, grow up.

894 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:32:23pm

re: #887 ArmyWife

I was there. Can I speak from a position of authority? The booing of W was beyond the pale, perhaps trumped only by the wishes of ill directed at Cheney in a wheel chair. Was it a mob scene? No. I was up front, where the "special people" got to be, I understand there were more issues toward the back. The reaction of the Obama supporters was surreal, to be honest. Oh, and my camera was stolen.

I suspect he is sticking his fingers in his ears about now and screaming, "LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-I'M-NOT-LISTENING-TO-YOU!"

895 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:32:34pm

re: #876 avanti

I should have been clearer, there was crime in DC, just way less then expected.

Yes, let's stand up an cheer for people behaving as they ought to. Should I get a Nobel Peace Price for all the houses I didn't rob?

896 Mister Ghost  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:32:34pm

Eggs Benedict Arnold...

897 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:32:35pm

re: #887 ArmyWife

I was there. Can I speak from a position of authority? The booing of W was beyond the pale, perhaps trumped only by the wishes of ill directed at Cheney in a wheel chair. Was it a mob scene? No. I was up front, where the "special people" got to be, I understand there were more issues toward the back. The reaction of the Obama supporters was surreal, to be honest. Oh, and my camera was stolen.

Sorry about your camera, armywife!

898 wolfie  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:32:50pm

re: #863 avanti

Did you find the booing and razzing of Mr. Bush charming?
Hey hey hey na na na na hey hey good bye.
Did you find that pleasant?
Did it make you feel good about your country?

Okay. Even the MSM was embarrassed, but I guess it's fine with you.

899 lobo91  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:32:54pm

re: #883 Moonbat Serenade

I, for one, miss the styrofoam columns. Maybe he could place the egg of power on one in the Oval Office.

I was kind of hoping they'd leave them set up at Invesco Field. Might have made Broncos games more interesting, if they had to weave around them like at a dog agility competition.

/not a big football fan

900 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:33:15pm

re: #867 Wishing

Were they happy because only 85 citizens had crimes committed against them? Or were they so happy with the Zero that they didnt give a rats ass about those citizens?

BTW...on Jan 21, there were ONLY 93 crimes in same report. So actually, the Zero's *wave of tranquility* only accounted for SEVEN less crimes on Hope Day.
Arent you a wee bit embarrassed?

You need to factor in the extra few million added to the population too and that the bars were open until 4 AM. I expected a major uptick, since out of town tourists are crime magnets.
I am sorry I brought it up, but it was a big story locally.

901 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:33:20pm

re: #885 maddogg

That is definately on the "to do" list. See my link (also in the spinoffs).

I get a hard copy of a magazine called America's 1st Freedom. They been beating on Obama's horse for years.

902 Dustyvet  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:33:20pm

Obama gets Mad mag treatment


[Link: www.swamppolitics.com...]

903 JacksonTn  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:33:26pm

Good Night Lizards ...keep warm ...

904 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:34:24pm

re: #900 avanti

You need to get a bigger shovel.

905 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:34:28pm

re: #896 Mister Ghost

Eggs Benedict Arnold...

The liberals in the legislature turned him. Too bad. He's such a good guy.

906 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:34:30pm

re: #900 avanti

You need to factor in the extra few million added to the population too and that the bars were open until 4 AM. I expected a major uptick, since out of town tourists are crime magnets.
I am sorry I brought it up, but it was a big story locally.

Then please explain the SAME NUMBERS on the 21st?

907 OldLineTexan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:35:20pm

re: #887 ArmyWife

I was there. Can I speak from a position of authority? The booing of W was beyond the pale, perhaps trumped only by the wishes of ill directed at Cheney in a wheel chair. Was it a mob scene? No. I was up front, where the "special people" got to be, I understand there were more issues toward the back. The reaction of the Obama supporters was surreal, to be honest. Oh, and my camera was stolen.

This is the District we are talking about.

/

908 wolfie  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:35:23pm

re: #879 OldLineTexan

I guess you're right, but it made me very sad.
I was around when Carter left and Reagan was inaugurated, and I can't imagine anyone doing anything like that, no matter how glad they were to see the change.
We've gone downhill.

909 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:35:41pm

re: #906 Wishing

Then please explain the SAME NUMBERS on the 21st?

He CAN'T, so he IGNORES them.

910 reine.de.tout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:36:01pm

re: #876 avanti

I should have been clearer, there was crime in DC, just way less then expected.

Avanti - was anybody talking about how well-behaved the crowds were for the Bush inauguration? Clinton? Bush? Reagan?

Why are you concerned about how well-behaved this crowd was?

911 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:36:12pm

And exactly the same numbers on the 22nd: link

912 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:36:50pm

re: #908 wolfie

I guess you're right, but it made me very sad.
I was around when Carter left and Reagan was inaugurated, and I can't imagine anyone doing anything like that, no matter how glad they were to see the change.
We've gone downhill.

When you have a large chunk of people wanting a sitting President to die, disrespect such as what was done is nothing.

913 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:03pm

re: #897 Wishing

It's ok - I actually brought my little cheap one in anticipation of such antics. I was hoping for some pics of the military protesters to post - such is life!

914 itellu3times  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:06pm

re: #883 Moonbat Serenade

I, for one, miss the styrofoam columns. Maybe he could place the egg of power on one in the Oval Office.

Maybe he could have Biden shave his head and just rub that for good luck.

915 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:08pm

re: #893 NYCHardhat

who's downdinging you?

916 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:08pm

Wishing- to answer your earlier question, no I didn't hear the Beck show. I don't listen to talk radio anymore.

917 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:09pm
918 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:12pm

re: #910 reine.de.tout

Avanti - was anybody talking about how well-behaved the crowds were for the Bush inauguration? Clinton? Bush? Reagan?

Why are you concerned about how well-behaved this crowd was?

She/he thinks the zero casts a spell of equanimity or something. I call BS!

919 lobo91  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:14pm

Maybe the Democrats can make that part of their stimulus pork orgy bill.

For just $170 million a day, we can reduce crime in DC by almost 15%!

All we have to do is hold an inauguration for Obama every day!

920 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:37pm

re: #900 avanti

You need to factor in the extra few million added to the population too and that the bars were open until 4 AM. I expected a major uptick, since out of town tourists are crime magnets.
I am sorry I brought it up, but it was a big story locally.

you're sorry you brought it up?...sorry?...you commie dweeb..I'll bet you are

921 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:39pm

re: #910 reine.de.tout

Avanti - was anybody talking about how well-behaved the crowds were for the Bush inauguration? Clinton? Bush? Reagan?

Why are you concerned about how well-behaved this crowd was?

Because he's a TRUE BELIEVER.

922 jorline  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:41pm

re: #827 avanti

OK, much freer of major crime then a typical day in downtown DC, especially with the crowd. Of course the additional security sure helped, but it was a happy crowd.

A happy crowd goes with this.

923 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:47pm

re: #916 Sharmuta

Wishing- to answer your earlier question, no I didn't hear the Beck show. I don't listen to talk radio anymore.

Shram, that is PRECISELY what the show is about.

924 Typicalwhitey  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:47pm

re: #910 reine.de.tout

Avanti - was anybody talking about how well-behaved the crowds were for the Bush inauguration? Clinton? Bush? Reagan?

Why are you concerned about how well-behaved this crowd was?

Is Avanti showing a little bit of racism there?
lmao.

925 reine.de.tout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:37:54pm

re: #887 ArmyWife

I was there. Can I speak from a position of authority? The booing of W was beyond the pale, perhaps trumped only by the wishes of ill directed at Cheney in a wheel chair. Was it a mob scene? No. I was up front, where the "special people" got to be, I understand there were more issues toward the back. The reaction of the Obama supporters was surreal, to be honest. Oh, and my camera was stolen.

Oh, whoa, now!

You're saying you're spay-shul?

926 kywrite  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:38:12pm

The husband says:

"What came before the 'bird in the hand.'"

927 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:38:28pm

re: #900 avanti

You need to factor in the extra few million added to the population too and that the bars were open until 4 AM. I expected a major uptick, since out of town tourists are crime magnets.
I am sorry I brought it up, but it was a big story locally.

I think you are sorry, avanti, because you were embarrassingly caught in a propaganda lie.

928 Gretchen G.Tiger  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:38:49pm

Hello Night Lizards! Yes, it is still cold in Near Iowa.

The egg is still up? Eggs are boring. . .

How are you-all and what are we talking about?

929 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:38:56pm

re: #923 Wishing

Shram, that is PRECISELY what the show is about.

What? That everyone needs to quit listening to talking heads?

930 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:39:15pm

re: #926 kywrite

The husband says:

"What came before the 'bird in the hand.'"

lol

931 yesandno  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:39:15pm

re: #886 VioletTiger

An opposing viewpoint from those who were there:
My daughter and her friends were there the day before the big day. They were just a bit horrified with the hateful signs and displays everywhere-bashing Pres Bush, bashing Cheney, bashing our military men and women. Perhaps they saw a different side as they are conservatives, but it wasn't happy happy joy from their PVO and they brought back the pics to prove it.

My daughter was with a group of future progressives of America...high school class. She was the odd man out. She was insulted about the treatment given to Pres. Bush. She also said the place was a pigsty. Rush referred to it as Hurricane Latrena...

I am not sure that inauguration day is a high crime day for any President. Seems too many police around. And if it was safe this time, it was because Pres. Bush declared it a disaster area so they could have additional security.

932 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:39:20pm

re: #920 albusteve

you're sorry you brought it up?...sorry?...you commie dweeb..I'll bet you are

He's only sorry that he got caught shoveling shit.

933 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:39:46pm

re: #920 albusteve

Easy!

934 wolfie  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:39:53pm

re: #912 FurryOldGuyJeans

Yes.
I had hoped that after the election the winners would be gracious.....I mean, at least for the sake of the Inauguration & its dignity.
I suppose it was too much to ask.

935 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:40:01pm

re: #929 Sharmuta

What? That everyone needs to quit listening to talking heads?

No...some man calls Glenn...and says, I am done. I dont listen anymore. I just cant. And Glenn responds. PLEASE, Sharmuta, please take the time to listen to it.

936 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:40:08pm

re: #929 Sharmuta

What? That everyone needs to quit listening to talking heads?

I'd agree with that!

937 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:40:15pm

re: #912 FurryOldGuyJeans

When you have a large chunk of people wanting a sitting President to die, disrespect such as what was done is nothing.


Who are you talking about?

938 gulfloafer  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:40:19pm

Yes, it hatches into a unicorn then steals your kidney.

939 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:40:20pm

re: #915 bellamags

who's downdinging you?

Mr. Cato The Elder.

940 Moonbat Serenade  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:40:27pm

re: #914 itellu3times

Maybe he could have Biden shave his head and just rub that for good luck.

That would never work. Biden is busy being a doorstop in the Lincoln Bedroom.

941 OldLineTexan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:40:30pm

re: #925 reine.de.tout

Oh, whoa, now!

You're saying you're spay-shul?

Liek a snowflaek!

942 Maximu§  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:40:36pm

re: #902 Dustyvet

Obama gets Mad mag treatment


[Link: www.swamppolitics.com...]

Mad Magazine rags on everybody....President Bush musta made the cover at least six times in the last 8 years.

943 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:40:52pm

re: #908 wolfie

I guess you're right, but it made me very sad.
I was around when Carter left and Reagan was inaugurated, and I can't imagine anyone doing anything like that, no matter how glad they were to see the change.
We've gone downhill.

we can thank the spoiled raucous left for that.
no manners. no class.

944 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:40:53pm

re: #925 reine.de.tout

A legend in my own mind!

945 Syrah  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:41:12pm

re: #931 yesandno

My daughter was with a group of future progressives of America...high school class. She was the odd man out. She was insulted about the treatment given to Pres. Bush. She also said the place was a pigsty. Rush referred to it as Hurricane Latrena...

I am not sure that inauguration day is a high crime day for any President. Seems too many police around. And if it was safe this time, it was because Pres. Bush declared it a disaster area so they could have additional security.

There is something very satisfying about Bush having the Inauguration of Obama officially declared a disaster.

946 Stonemason  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:41:25pm

re: #929 Sharmuta

What? That everyone needs to quit listening to talking heads?

I took that from Beck today, first time I listened in a long time, had the wifes car she was home sick...long story...he was telling me to live my life, stop listening to the pundits and live right, by each of us living right, we can bring about real changes that will turn America back into America

947 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:41:28pm

re: #863 avanti

Of course you can discuss it. Hannity will be talking about Ayers in 2012, I'm just not interested in beating that horse any longer.

Avert your eyes, then.

948 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:41:29pm

re: #934 wolfie

Yes.
I had hoped that after the election the winners would be gracious.....I mean, at least for the sake of the Inauguration & its dignity.
I suppose it was too much to ask.

You were expecting adult behavior from a bunch of immature Leftoids. 1st mistake. ;)

949 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:41:31pm

re: #933 unrealizedviewpoint

Easy!

BO is a communist...Bos supporters support communism...not complicated

950 reine.de.tout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:41:34pm

re: #924 Typicalwhitey

Is Avanti showing a little bit of racism there?
lmao.

That was my thought.

951 rain of lead  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:41:40pm

re: #917 Iron Fist

She's also decided that she wants me to begin teaching her karate. I'll have to be careful with her. Moreso than I would have when I was teaching down at the dojo. I'm known for delighting in causing pain to my uke when demonstrating various attack/response drills. If you break your uke, you have to buy him or her, but if you only

yeah, I would say indeed be careful, having to buy your uke......ummm
dude, does she know of this rule.....sneaky,sneaky those girls : )

952 Typicalwhitey  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:41:46pm

Oh for cryin' out loud:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched an online petition for readers to express their outrage at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh for saying last week that he wanted President Barack Obama to fail.

953 Dustyvet  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:41:52pm

re: #942 Maximu§

Mad Magazine rags on everybody....President Bush musta made the cover at least six times in the last 8 years.

O know, but the cover on this one is a hoot...:) The First 100 Minutes...:)

954 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:41:56pm

re: #942 Maximu§

Mad Magazine rags on everybody....President Bush musta made the cover at least six times in the last 8 years.

Well, ya need admit George had more of an Alfred E. Neuman look. Especially when he was younger.

955 maddogg  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:42:18pm

re: #939 NYCHardhat

Mr. Cato The Elder.

Return the favor! I do:)

956 reine.de.tout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:42:31pm

re: #944 ArmyWife

A legend in my own mind!

LOLOLOLOL!
You been taking lessons from The One?
Or WAB?

957 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:42:43pm

re: #946 Stonemason

I took that from Beck today, first time I listened in a long time, had the wifes car she was home sick...long story...he was telling me to live my life, stop listening to the pundits and live right, by each of us living right, we can bring about real changes that will turn America back into America

Amen Stonemason, get involved LOCALLY, forget about what the big shots are doing. AFFECT YOUR OWN WORLD.

958 Cognito  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:42:46pm

re: #946 Stonemason

I took that from Beck today, first time I listened in a long time, had the wifes car she was home sick...long story...he was telling me to live my life, stop listening to the pundits and live right, by each of us living right, we can bring about real changes that will turn America back into America

I believe that's quite true, but I have to ask -- did you mean the 'I took that from Beck today' to be a joke?

I hope so, man.

959 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:43:22pm

re: #947 MandyManners

Avert your eyes, then.

Facts?!? He don't need no stinkin' facts!

960 OldLineTexan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:43:24pm

re: #929 Sharmuta

What? That everyone needs to quit listening to talking heads?

We should quit letting the days go by?

961 wolfie  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:43:25pm

re: #948 FurryOldGuyJeans

Yup. I think you nailed it. :(

962 esch  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:43:40pm

re: #942 Maximu§

Mad Magazine rags on everybody....President Bush musta made the cover at least six times in the last 8 years.

Has South Park deconstructed zerO yet? I don't watch it anymore but I would probably watch that one.

963 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:43:51pm

re: #949 albusteve

BO is a communist...Bos supporters support communism...not complicated

It's up to you if you want to refer to a fine Veteran as a commie. I don't, regardless of his politics. Avanti ain't a commie. His opinions are more liberal then yours, that's all.

964 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:43:57pm

re: #952 Typicalwhitey

I sent them an email and it went something like this:

"Rush is right on target. I am only saddened that my party leadership team doesn't have the strategic insight of Rush Limbaugh. Like Mr. Limbaugh, it is my sincerest desire that the bozo trifecta of Obama, Pelosi and Reid fail miserably in their quest to turn my country into a socialist stronghold."

965 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:44:20pm

re: #953 Dustyvet

O know, but the cover on this one is a hoot...:) The First 100 Minutes...:)

Dissent is no longer patriotic now that the Messiah-King has been anointed and crowned.

966 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:44:29pm

re: #952 Typicalwhitey

Oh for cryin' out loud:


Got a link, I would like to leave a comment. And they won't like it, mwwwaaahhhhh!

967 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:44:34pm

re: #956 reine.de.tout

I think The One would take issue with me. Something says WAB wouldn't invite me in for a coke, either.

968 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:44:34pm

Buyt Beck was NOT saying to become uninvolved. Just the opposite: he was saying become MORE involved locally.

969 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:44:48pm

re: #963 unrealizedviewpoint

It's up to you if you want to refer to a fine Veteran as a commie. I don't, regardless of his politics. Avanti ain't a commie. His opinions are more liberal then yours, that's all.

CBBHO has pulled the wool over a lot of eyes, with the help of the MSM.

970 reine.de.tout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:44:59pm

Before I get really sleepy and have to bow out for the evening . . .

COOKBOOK UPDATE, for anyone who missed it earlier.

971 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:45:41pm

re: #964 ArmyWife

the bozo trifecta of Obama, Pelosi and Reid

Rotating title nominee

972 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:45:45pm

re: #963 unrealizedviewpoint

It's up to you if you want to refer to a fine Veteran as a commie. I don't, regardless of his politics. Avanti ain't a commie. His opinions are more liberal then yours, that's all.

veterans are often commies...if he supports BO he's a supporter of a communist president...it's hardly rocket science...

973 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:45:47pm

re: #970 reine.de.tout

Before I get really sleepy and have to bow out for the evening . . .

COOKBOOK UPDATE, for anyone who missed it earlier.

To Serve Man......

Where have I heard that before?
;-)

974 OldLineTexan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:45:57pm

re: #944 ArmyWife

A legend in my own mind!

Mom used to annoy me, telling me I was special. But buying a short bus was really pushing it.

975 Typicalwhitey  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:45:58pm

re: #966 newsjunkie_ky

Got a link, I would like to leave a comment. And they won't like it, mwwwaaahhhhh!

[Link: www.dccc.org...]

976 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:46:10pm

re: #973 jcm

To Serve Man......

Where have I heard that before?
;-)

Er, TZ.

977 lobo91  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:46:11pm

re: #952 Typicalwhitey

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched an online petition for readers to express their outrage at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh for saying last week that he wanted President Barack Obama to fail.

I don't listen to Rush, but I'd be willing to bet that was taken out of context. He probably said that he wants him to fail in implementing his agenda, which is a perfectly valid wish.

I wish for the same thing.

978 Dustyvet  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:46:14pm

re: #965 FurryOldGuyJeans

Dissent is no longer patriotic now that the Messiah-King has been anointed and crowned.

Oh...tying sheets together and getting ready to make a run for it...

979 NYCHardhat  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:46:34pm

If you're around bella...goodnight honey. *kiss*

980 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:46:37pm

re: #963 unrealizedviewpoint

I agree with you, I don't see eye to eye with Avanti most times, but he isn't a commie. He is deluded at times, and I hope that eventually he will see this - I wish he would answer my questions and we would, perhaps, get somewhere. I'm not interested in belittling him. There are others so much more deserving of that!

981 reine.de.tout  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:46:37pm

re: #964 ArmyWife

I sent them an email and it went something like this:

"Rush is right on target. I am only saddened that my party leadership team doesn't have the strategic insight of Rush Limbaugh. Like Mr. Limbaugh, it is my sincerest desire that the bozo trifecta of Obama, Pelosi and Reid fail miserably in their quest to turn my country into a socialist stronghold."

You sent that e-mail after being all VIP and stuff at the inauguration?

982 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:46:47pm

re: #909 FurryOldGuyJeans

He CAN'T, so he IGNORES them.

The 2 million tourists left, and the numbers went up a bit, what do you want me to explain ? The local police say they were surprised, I sadly commented. I was just happy my son and his friends had fun and were safe. Since I've been called a liar, I'll leave it at that and move on.

983 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:46:56pm

re: #969 jcm

CBBHO has pulled the wool over a lot of eyes, with the help of the MSM.

He's pulled the wool over their eyes, with MSM help. But the wool over them, doesn't make the supporters communists. Just ignorant fools.

984 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:47:03pm

re: #977 lobo91

I don't listen to Rush, but I'd be willing to bet that was taken out of context. He probably said that he wants him to fail in implementing his agenda, which is a perfectly valid wish.

I wish for the same thing.

you are correct.

985 Stonemason  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:47:45pm

re: #958 Cognito

Well I didn't hear the whole show, maybe just that long list of ways to make life work...and what I took away was to live right.

When I left the Post office and drove home there was some guy pushing some book about making money and I tuned it out.

Common sense thoughts...and now that I am trying to remember specifics I can't so maybe they were not that good...

Oh well, when I was listening I was thinking he was right on

986 Typicalwhitey  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:48:19pm

re: #977 lobo91

I don't listen to Rush, but I'd be willing to bet that was taken out of context. He probably said that he wants him to fail in implementing his agenda, which is a perfectly valid wish.

I wish for the same thing.

I do listen to him and you are absolutely correct.
I want my country to succeed, but I do not want the o's agenda to succeed. Therefore I do not want the o to succeed.

987 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:48:26pm

re: #981 reine.de.tout

I was not a guest of the incoming administration. ;)

988 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:48:27pm

re: #975 Typicalwhitey

[Link: www.dccc.org...]


Oh, I love it, they are going to send the comments to Rush.

989 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:48:58pm

re: #972 albusteve

veterans are often commies...if he supports BO he's a supporter of a communist president...it's hardly rocket science...

Sure is a lot of black & white in your world.
/is that racist?

990 Cognito  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:49:03pm

re: #985 Stonemason

No, he was definitely right on, from what you're saying. It's just a little funny:

"We should stop listening to pundits. Glenn Beck told me so."

Get it?

It's just kinda funny. Not a big thing.

991 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:49:03pm

re: #983 unrealizedviewpoint

He's pulled the wool over their eyes, with MSM help. But the wool over them, doesn't make the supporters communists. Just ignorant fools.

Just because the ignorant fools don't know they are communists doesn't change the fact they want socialistic change.

992 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:49:16pm

re: #983 unrealizedviewpoint

He's pulled the wool over their eyes, with MSM help. But the wool over them, doesn't make the supporters communists. Just ignorant fools.

Everyone one I've talked to falls in the ignorant category. They know nothing of the O.

993 Spare O'Lake  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:49:42pm

Gee, folks.

994 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:49:44pm

re: #982 avanti

You can't take the heat so you tuck tail and leave.

Nice to hear that you and yours were safe, really.

995 OldLineTexan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:49:47pm

re: #962 esch

Has South Park deconstructed zerO yet? I don't watch it anymore but I would probably watch that one.

Obama defeating McCain is revealed to be a ruse by Obama, McCain, Palin, and Mrs. Obama to cover a high-tech theft of the Hope Diamond from the Smithsonian.

Meanwhile, back at home, both sides suffer from election emotion hangovers.

It's a good episode.

996 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:49:57pm

re: #918 Wishing

She/he thinks the zero casts a spell of equanimity or something. I call BS!

Because it was a record crowd and the damn city decided to keep the bars open until 4 AM with a much younger crowd.

997 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:50:06pm

re: #980 ArmyWife

Always liked you.

998 Dar ul Harb  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:50:12pm

Kind of reminded me of the later Stax logo.

999 Greengolem64  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:50:32pm

re: #850 OldLineTexan

Just goes to show how EGGOcentric our new CinC is...

1000 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:50:41pm

re: #977 lobo91

I don't listen to Rush, but I'd be willing to bet that was taken out of context. He probably said that he wants him to fail in implementing his agenda, which is a perfectly valid wish.

I wish for the same thing.

He did.
He also has a response and a petition of his own.

1001 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:50:52pm

re: #975 Typicalwhitey

[Link: www.dccc.org...]

Thanks, message left!

1002 Spare O'Lake  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:50:53pm

Communism is different than socialism.

1003 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:50:56pm

re: #997 unrealizedviewpoint

Thank you!

1004 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:51:03pm

re: #991 bellamags

Just because the ignorant fools don't know they are communists doesn't change the fact they want socialistic change.

There's an awful big difference between a socialists and a lefty with his hand out.

1005 rawmuse  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:51:05pm

Egg of Power, is that anything like the Holy Hand Grenade?

1006 Stonemason  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:51:25pm

re: #990 Cognito

It is funny...but he has said that few times actually.

He is a little gloomy for me at times, but the common sense stuff it dead nuts.

1007 MacDuff  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:51:49pm

re: #952 Typicalwhitey

Oh for cryin' out loud:

OK,
Most of the Middle East wants us dead, We're in involved in 2 wars, the economy is melting down, banks are failing, all of our automakers are virtually bankrupt and what are the Dems worried about?

Rush Limbaugh.

He really knows how to get inside their head and you have to respect that. Even the GOP is starting to feel his heat.

1008 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:52:02pm

re: #982 avanti

The 2 million tourists left, and the numbers went up a bit, what do you want me to explain ? The local police say they were surprised, I sadly commented. I was just happy my son and his friends had fun and were safe. Since I've been called a liar, I'll leave it at that and move on.

You did tell a lie...a lie that was fed to you and that you swallowed because it spoke well of the Zero. But it was a SHAM. GET IT?

1009 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:52:19pm

re: #1004 unrealizedviewpoint

There's an awful big difference between a socialists and a lefty with his hand out.

not really. its just the beginning.

1010 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:52:39pm

re: #972 albusteve

veterans are often commies...if he supports BO he's a supporter of a communist president...it's hardly rocket science...

Veterans are often commies? You might want to tone down your rhetoric a bit, or you might find this non-commie veteran pigeon-holing you and your opinions to scroll-over status.

1011 Dar ul Harb  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:52:44pm

re: #960 OldLineTexan

We should quit letting the days go by?

I've got a girlfriend that's better than that
And nothing is better than this
Is it?

1012 rawmuse  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:52:58pm

re: #1002 Spare O'Lake

Communism is different than socialism.

It is more honest, for one thing.

1013 Gort  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:52:58pm

re: #1002 Spare O'Lake

Communism is different than socialism.

Indeed.

I'm going to practice Somnunism - g'nigt all.

1014 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:53:03pm

re: #989 unrealizedviewpoint

Sure is a lot of black & white in your world.
/is that racist?

ask BO...he is racist...his ignorant minons support racism...cant you figure that out on your own? or do you need others to enlighten you?....

1015 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:53:26pm

Wishing- that's sweet of you, but I don't need to listen. I was saying people need to get involved locally months ago. It's mice to know, though, that Mr. Beck has come around to my line of thinking and is promoting it on his show. It's wonderful, really. I hope people take up the challenge and do so.

1016 rain of lead  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:53:47pm

ok folks,
now that the thread has reached 1000 comments, i feel I can retire for the night
I'll check in at the end of the nite shift in the morning.

1017 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:54:00pm

re: #992 jcm

Everyone one I've talked to falls in the ignorant category. They know nothing of the O.

Any O voter (of integrity), if they knew of the O, couldn't, in good conscience, cast an O vote.

1018 Dan G.  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:54:40pm

The current president of the United States of America possesses, in his office, a wooden egg-shaped object that he believes contains “powers”; it is called an “Egg of Power”. The man has the ability to unleash thermonuclear war and he believe that a piece of wood in the shape of an egg can positively affect his life. If ever faced with the decision to launch or not launch an ICBM, will he consult the egg first? Or perhaps some other trinket? Anyone who griped about Bush praying/consulting with jesus had better be pissed about this else they cash in any pretense at having credibility.

Calling all cartoonists, this is a wet-dream of an opportunity for satire.

1019 Gretchen G.Tiger  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:54:55pm

re: #1002 Spare O'Lake

Communism is different than socialism.

didja forget that sarc tag?

1020 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:55:01pm

re: #996 avanti

Let me get this straight- you're impressed at the low crime rate in one city?

Hell- 19 assholes reduced the national crime rate one Tuesday about 7 1/2 years ago.

Should we give them props?

1021 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:55:02pm

re: #1008 Wishing

You did tell a lie...a lie that was fed to you and that you swallowed because it spoke well of the Zero. But it was a SHAM. GET IT?

No, he doesn't. He moves the goal posts and keeps on shoveling.

Now he's trying to get us to swallow the open later bars were THE reason.

1022 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:55:13pm

re: #1014 albusteve

ask BO...he is racist...his ignorant minons support racism...cant you figure that out on your own? or do you need others to enlighten you?....

I'll refrain from posing two different thoughts in one post - for your benefit.
geez.

1023 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:56:00pm

re: #1002 Spare O'Lake

Communism is different than socialism.

an elderly ukrainian man who lives in my bldg. said the russians presented communism to them as the "carrot" they could achieve if they could just work harder to make it happen.
communism was the unattainable utopia they were dying for.

1024 Wishing  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:56:02pm

re: #1015 Sharmuta

Wishing- that's sweet of you, but I don't need to listen. I was saying people need to get involved locally months ago. It's mice to know, though, that Mr. Beck has come around to my line of thinking and is promoting it on his show. It's wonderful, really. I hope people take up the challenge and do so.

Yes, agree Sharmuta, you and I talked about this pre-election. It was a refreshing show, and I thought it might be an encouragement.

1025 Dustyvet  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:56:06pm

re: #1010 FurryOldGuyJeans

Veterans are often commies? You might want to tone down your rhetoric a bit, or you might find this non-commie veteran pigeon-holing you and your opinions to scroll-over status.

And this one following FurryOldGuyJeans Lead!

1026 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:56:15pm

re: #1012 rawmuse

It is more honest, for one thing.

amusing muse

1027 Cato the Elder  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:57:00pm

re: #939 NYCHardhat

Mr. Cato The Elder.

Yep. You say apropos racism "I'm so tired of that fucking word".

I'm tired of the attitude that racism is dead. It's not, and though they'll dance around the issue and say they didn't mean it that way and I'm just an old grump with no sense of humor, there have been some commenters that cross the line.

I find the "Egg of Power" hilarious, too. But not the sentiments expressed in the original link:

You think I’m kidding. It’s allegedly based on some “ancient African proverb,” which means that (a) the proverb was made up by some white dude 20 years ago and (b) it completely contradicts the horrid reality on the ground in Africa — the last place from which we should be adopting “proverbs.”

The assumption that it can't be a real proverb and if it is, it comes from a bad place and so has no validity is demeaning to an entire continent. As I said in my initial post, do we dump all of Confucius because China's government sucks?

There's a lot of great humor on this thread. There's also some borderline racism. You don't have to like the word, and you don't have to agree with me, and I'm not going to get into a pissing match about it. Just my opinion.

1028 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:57:14pm

Don't forget to click to give food to rescue animals at the rescuesite.

1029 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:57:54pm

re: #1010 FurryOldGuyJeans

Veterans are often commies? You might want to tone down your rhetoric a bit, or you might find this non-commie veteran pigeon-holing you and your opinions to scroll-over status.

I could care less who you scroll over....your threat means little to me

1030 Dustyvet  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:58:00pm

egg-cellent
eggs-treme
egg-citing
egg-stavagent
egg-speriment
egg-splosive
egg-tortionate
egg-static
eggs-traordinary
eggs-tra terrestrial
egg-sotic
egg-sactly
egg-stracted
eggs-cavation
egg-saggerate
egg-saust
egg-xam
egg-samine
egg-ceed
egg-cel
egg-cept
eggs-change

1031 Gretchen G.Tiger  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:58:57pm

re: #1030 Dustyvet

egg-cellent
eggs-treme
egg-citing
egg-stavagent
egg-speriment
egg-splosive
egg-tortionate
egg-static
eggs-traordinary
eggs-tra terrestrial
egg-sotic
egg-sactly
egg-stracted
eggs-cavation
egg-saggerate
egg-saust
egg-xam
egg-samine
egg-ceed
egg-cel
egg-cept
eggs-change

are you eggs-austed creating that list?

1032 abolitionist  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:59:04pm

re: #863 avanti

Of course you can discuss it. Hannity will be talking about Ayers in 2012, I'm just not interested in beating that horse any longer.

Dead horse?
Bill Ayers Down With Capitalism

Ayers Is No Education 'Reformer'

He still hopes for a revolutionary upheaval that will finally bring down American capitalism and imperialism, but this time around Mr. Ayers sows the seeds of resistance and rebellion in America's future teachers.

Barack Obama and Bill Ayers: Social Justice Is The Link

Ayers sees his education work as carrying on his radicalism in a new guise. The point of Ayers’ education theory is that the United States is a fundamentally racist and oppressive nation. Students, Ayers believes, ought to be encouraged to resist this oppression. Obama was funding Ayers’ "small schools" project, built around this philosophy. Ayers’ radicalism isn’t something in the past. It’s something to which Obama gave moral and financial support as an adult. So when Shane says that Obama has never expressed sympathy for Ayers’ radicalism, he’s flat wrong. Obama’s funded it.

Conversacion con Bill Ayers, parte 1 of 11.

DEAD HORSE !?

1033 Dan G.  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 8:59:14pm

re: #1030 Dustyvet

A nice start... "Obama egg-cepts responsiblity as commander in chief, and begins to change."

1034 BlueCanuck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:00:11pm

re: #1018 Dan G.

Could be worse. He could be like on of our former Prime Ministers that held seances to contact his dead mother and dogs.

/also an anti-semite.

1035 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:00:13pm

re: #1019 ggt

didja forget that sarc tag?

Socialism is on the spectrum toward communism. No one in the same. It's shades of red.

1036 OldLineTexan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:00:19pm

For good old-fashioned borderline racism, just go back and listen to all the pundits explain how white people wouldn't vote for Obama because of his skin color.

For a shorter trip back in time and explicit racism, just review the prayer delivered at Obama's inauguration. Join us in imploring God that white will choose right in some future, far-off day.

Yep, plenty of racism in this country. I agree whole-heartedly.

1037 yesandno  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:00:25pm

re: #952 Typicalwhitey

Oh for cryin' out loud:
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched an online petition for readers to express their outrage at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh for saying last week that he wanted President Barack Obama to fail.

There is more to this then pettiness...though God knows that the word pettiness in the dictionary is represented by a photo of Chuck You Schumer.

The real thrust is to get everyone on board to institute the Fairness Doctrine. Its coming, but it will be under the radar. And Rush is the target to be marginalized. And as the GOP push him to the fringes, then the FD is instituted because he is now portrayed to be on the fringe.

This is part of an overall plan. Can't trust any of these people to be honest brokers of the truth....they manipulate for power. And too many GOP members want to kiss ass thinking no one will know what caused their bad breaths.

1038 Dan G.  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:00:28pm

I mentioned that this would be a good opportunity for satire... but who will throw the first egg?

1039 Dustyvet  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:00:39pm

re: #1031 ggt

are you eggs-austed creating that list?

E(gg)xactly

1040 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:00:45pm

Where's that Iron Fist Rule when ya need it?

1041 rawmuse  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:00:48pm

re: #1026 unrealizedviewpoint

amusing muse

No sarcasm, Communists are generally straight forward in their approach, whereas socialists have to tell you that black is white, up is down and good is bad.

1042 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:00:52pm

re: #1032 abolitionist

Conversacion con Bill Ayers, parte 1 of 11.

DEAD HORSE !?

He considers it a dead horse because he doesn't want his O Worship to be contaminated with mere facts.

1043 Maximu§  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:01:09pm

re: #972 albusteve

veterans are often commies...if he supports BO he's a supporter of a communist president...it's hardly rocket science...

Don't let your mouth write checks your body can't cash and thank your lucky stars I'm not in front of you.

You owe all of us Vets an apology.

1044 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:01:19pm

re: #1030 Dustyvet

egg-cellent
eggs-treme
egg-citing
egg-stavagent
egg-speriment
egg-splosive
egg-tortionate
egg-static
eggs-traordinary
eggs-tra terrestrial
egg-sotic
egg-sactly
egg-stracted
eggs-cavation
egg-saggerate
egg-saust
egg-xam
egg-samine
egg-ceed
egg-cel
egg-cept
eggs-change

That was eggessive.

1045 lobo91  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:01:29pm

re: #1007 MacDuff

OK,
Most of the Middle East wants us dead, We're in involved in 2 wars, the economy is melting down, banks are failing, all of our automakers are virtually bankrupt and what are the Dems worried about?

Rush Limbaugh.

He really knows how to get inside their head and you have to respect that. Even the GOP is starting to feel his heat.

Actually, it's brilliant. Rush is only the beginning. Their hatred is going to spread from him to all the other conservative talk show hosts, and from them to their listeners.

Gives them millions of scapegoats to blame when their polcies inevitably fail.

Substitute "Jews" for "conservatives" and rewind about 75 years, and tell me it doesn't sound familiar.

1046 Dan G.  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:02:03pm

re: #1034 BlueCanuck

Just as bad. Consulting the air or wood; neither will respond.

1047 [deleted]  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:02:31pm
1048 opilio  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:02:39pm

re: #1015 Sharmuta

It's mice to know, though

Mickey, Minnie, Mighty, Fievel, or Speedy G.?

/nothing substantive to contribute. stooping to mocking typos.

1049 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:02:41pm

re: #1035 jcm

Socialism is on the spectrum toward communism. No one in the same. It's shades of red.

The difference between Socialism and Communism is like the difference between blowing your brains out with a gun and slitting your throat with a sharp knife. Dead is still dead.

1050 Dan G.  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:02:55pm

re: #1045 lobo91

But... but... we TRIED to give you everything, THEY just would let us...

/

1051 newsjunkie_ky  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:03:00pm

Good night you all.

1052 abolitionist  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:03:05pm

re: #1042 FurryOldGuyJeans

He considers it a dead horse because he doesn't want his O Worship to be contaminated with mere facts.

O

1053 Ward Cleaver  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:03:34pm

Obama is a weenie.

1054 OldLineTexan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:03:35pm

re: #1040 unrealizedviewpoint

Where's that Iron Fist Rule when ya need it?

Oo-yay ink-thay he's unk-dray?

/

1055 Maximu§  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:04:09pm

re: #1051 newsjunkie_ky

Good night you all.

Are you in Loo-Ville?

1056 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:04:35pm

re: #1043 Maximu§

Don't let your mouth write checks your body can't cash and thank your lucky stars I'm not in front of you.

You owe all of us Vets an apology.

why?...did I implicate you?...read the thread...if you support a communist racist president I have no apology for you...if not then you have my highest regard

1057 Sloppy  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:04:36pm

I'd vote for a naionwide Lizard meet-up in Kansas because it's next door to Nebraska and maybe I could go. Downhill, too . . .

1058 avanti  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:04:46pm

re: #1010 FurryOldGuyJeans

Veterans are often commies? You might want to tone down your rhetoric a bit, or you might find this non-commie veteran pigeon-holing you and your opinions to scroll-over status.

I took a few days off LGF last week after trying to defend my President from being called a Commie. I figured inaugural days was a bitter one from some and came back. Now not only is he a Commie, but all those that voted for him are, including Vets. Yes, I'm socially left of most of you, but I've not found many retired vet Commies in my travels. 20 years of your life is a pretty big price to pay to be a covert Commie.

1059 BlueCanuck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:05:09pm

re: #1044 jcm

That was eggessive.

Me? I am egg-sasperated over it.

1060 Dar ul Harb  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:05:11pm

You know that old socialist proverb (attributed to V.I. Lenin):

If you want to make an omelette, you've got to be willing to break a few eggs...

/retch

1061 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:05:30pm

re: #1058 avanti

He's a stone cold marxist.

1062 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:05:33pm

re: #1005 rawmuse

Egg of Power, is that anything like the Holy Hand Grenade?

Yep, it's the Holy Hen Grenade of Africa.

1063 Gretchen G.Tiger  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:05:54pm

re: #1035 jcm

Socialism is on the spectrum toward communism. No one in the same. It's shades of red.

collectivism is collectivism -- red is red.

1064 nyc redneck  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:06:02pm

re: #1051 newsjunkie_ky

Good night you all.

night, {news}

1065 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:06:20pm

re: #1054 OldLineTexan

Oo-yay ink-thay he's unk-dray?

/

Pass the rule to albusteve when ya sober, will ya?

1066 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:06:26pm

re: #1029 albusteve

I could care less who you scroll over....your threat means little to me

That was not a threat, just a request.

You have joined the rarified ranks of scroll-overs. You should feel honored.

1067 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:06:53pm

re: #972 albusteve

holy shit dude

1068 jcm  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:06:57pm

re: #1049 FurryOldGuyJeans

The difference between Socialism and Communism is like the difference between blowing your brains out with a gun and slitting your throat with a sharp knife. Dead is still dead.

LOL! Much of Europe is socialist. Companies are still privately owned, but intensely regulated by government. Individuals retain some control over where they live in work. Communism everything is state owned, individuals do as told.

Okay, it's a academic discussion. And in the end, as you so eloquently state, is the same.

1069 bellamags  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:06:58pm

re: #1053 Ward Cleaver

Obama is a weenie.

LOL

1070 OldLineTexan  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:07:40pm

re: #1065 unrealizedviewpoint

Pass the rule to albusteve when ya sober, will ya?

I'm stone-cold sober. I have an alcoholic to take care of any drinking that needs doing around here.

1071 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:08:18pm

re: #1058 avanti

I took a few days off LGF last week after trying to defend my President from being called a Commie. I figured inaugural days was a bitter one from some and came back. Now not only is he a Commie, but all those that voted for him are, including Vets. Yes, I'm socially left of most of you, but I've not found many retired vet Commies in my travels. 20 years of your life is a pretty big price to pay to be a covert Commie.

you are not paying attention...it has nothing to do with covert...it's entirely overt

1072 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:08:23pm

re: #1058 avanti

I took a few days off LGF last week after trying to defend my President from being called a Commie. I figured inaugural days was a bitter one from some and came back. Now not only is he a Commie, but all those that voted for him are, including Vets. Yes, I'm socially left of most of you, but I've not found many retired vet Commies in my travels. 20 years of your life is a pretty big price to pay to be a covert Commie.

You got supporters here this evening Avanti. Unusual night.

1073 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:08:52pm

Signing off now. I have to work on some things.

1074 FurryOldGuyJeans  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:09:05pm

re: #1041 rawmuse

No sarcasm, Communists are generally straight forward in their approach, whereas socialists have to tell you that black is white, up is down and good is bad.

Dead is still dead.

1075 Archimedes  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:09:26pm

I had a hand similar to that once, but it had the middle finger extended an said "This ones for you baby"... maybe that's what should be on Obama's desk instead. You know, to the nation.

1076 MandyManners  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:09:34pm

re: #1061 Sharmuta

He's a stone cold marxist.

Wasn't there some discussion a few months ago about whether he has some significant Maoism?

1077 unrealizedviewpoint  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:09:40pm

re: #1070 OldLineTexan

I'm stone-cold sober. I have an alcoholic to take care of any drinking that needs doing around here.

LOL
Will somebody then please pass the Rule?

1078 albusteve  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:10:02pm

re: #1067 Slumbering Behemoth

holy shit dude

SHOCKA!...some vets support BO...whoa

1079 abolitionist  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:10:12pm

re: #1058 avanti

re: #1061 Sharmuta

He's a stone cold marxist.

Sharmuta, I agree, but I believe it's worse than that.

1080 Sharmuta  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:10:18pm

re: #1076 MandyManners

Wasn't there some discussion a few months ago about whether he has some significant Maoism?

I don't recall, but I do know he's a Weather Underground sock puppet.

1081 opilio  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:10:41pm

re: #1030 Dustyvet

egg-tortionate

Eggs-istentially, even egg-regiously eggs-eptional. But egg-tortionate ?

1082 soxfan4life  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:10:52pm

re: #52 nyc redneck

it's a stupid gimmicky thing,
very appropriate for him.

Perfect description of his campaign and ascension to power

1083 ArmyWife  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:11:08pm

re: #1072 unrealizedviewpoint

I'm one of them. Shall we place a pox on the Steelers and root for them together? We did a heck of a job on the Ravens!

1084 rawmuse  Tue, Jan 27, 2009 9:11:10pm