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1 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:01:44pm

Watch it there.

2 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:01:55pm

I vote for the soap dish.

3 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:01:59pm

Dumb as a bag of hammers... and the media provides the toolbox to hide 'em.

4 Ringo the Gringo  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:02:11pm

I'm going with the soap dish.

5 Racer X  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:02:13pm

I've told Nancy a hundred billion times to not exaggerate!

6 Neo_  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:02:18pm

At 500 million a month, by the time the "simulus" is passed, we will al be "Gentlemen of Leisure".

7 bulwrk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:02:24pm

Which is Smarter: Nancy Pelosi or a Blue Soap Dish?

Plastic or ceramic?

8 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:02:32pm

Did any reporter ask a follow up question?

9 Diamond Bullet  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:02:38pm

Luckily, most of that 500 million is lost in the 7 imaginary states Obama visited during his campaign.

10 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:02:59pm
"Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs."

Fear-mongering at its worst.

11 Sharmuta  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:03:06pm

Soap dish, but can I make mine green?

12 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:03:11pm

re: #3 lawhawk

Dumb as a bag of hammers... and the media provides the toolbox to hide 'em.

At first I read "bag of hamsters" which would have been a great insult to bags of hamsters everywhere.

Whew.

13 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:03:51pm

I'd place my bets on the blue soap dish being smarter, and I think I'd win the bet.

14 Neo_  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:12pm

And to think .. this broad is 3rd in line to the President ..
Obama, Biden, Pelosi ... damn, who is next ?

15 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:13pm

Well, if the soap dish is blue it's bound to be Sharms...my money's on the soap dish?

16 vagabond trader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:18pm

Which is smarter?

My cat.

17 Lee Coller  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:19pm

What does this say about Harry Reid? Between Pelosi and Reid, I've always through Pelosi was the smarter one.

Then again, that's not saying much.

18 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:20pm

Has the soap dish won?

19 Elcid  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:20pm

The soap dish. It contains something useful.

20 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:21pm

Are even 5,000,000 losing their jobs a month? Good grief.

21 Ringo the Gringo  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:26pm

Third in line for the Presidency, right after the great genius, Joe Biden.

22 Jason X  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:41pm

Is this a trick question?

23 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:53pm

re: #21 Ringo the Gringo

Third in line for the Presidency, right after the great genius, Joe Biden.

That's frightening.

24 vagabond trader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:55pm

re: #21 Ringo the Gringo

That is frightening.

25 Lee Coller  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:05:02pm

re: #21 Ringo the Gringo

Third in line for the Presidency, right after the great genius, Joe Biden.

And Robert "KKK" Byrd is next.

26 FrogMarch  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:05:03pm

500 million - seems to be the Democrat's magic number.

$500K spent on Dem caucus retreats

27 Ringo the Gringo  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:05:38pm

Even if she misspoke and meant to say 500 thousand, she's still an idiot.

28 unrealizedviewpoint  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:05:40pm

I tossed out the soap dish when liquid soap was introduced. What do we need introduce to toss out Pelosi?

29 brookly red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:05:48pm

Just an innocent slip up, surly she was only thinking about her share of the stimulus...

30 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:05:56pm

I'll take ..things that hold soap Alex for 200.00~

31 Noam Chumpski  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:06:04pm

If I wrote what I really felt about that woman, I'd get banned so...

Hey, what a beautiful Day!

32 Neo_  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:06:05pm

re: #10 MandyManners

The politics of fear continues

33 FrogMarch  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:06:06pm

Matt Lauer will be all over this.


/not.

34 Tumulus11  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:06:10pm

. Soap dish wins on charm.

35 astronmr20  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:06:12pm

Pelosi indeed is dumber than a box of rocks, and thinks the American people are, too.

However, I'm gonna have to say she mis-spoke here.

36 wrenchwench  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:06:19pm
PELOSI: It feels like 500 million. Five hundred thousand Americans will lose their jobs each month until we have a recovery package.

Well, they've been throwing around some treeeemendous numbers in Washington lately. Have a little sympathy...

///

37 FrogMarch  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:06:37pm

re: #26 FrogMarch

500 million - seems to be the Democrat's magic number.

$500K spent on Dem caucus retreats

I meant to say just "500"- magic number... you get the idea.

38 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:07:00pm
39 Neo_  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:07:01pm

Could we put her at the head of the line ?

I go for the soap dish.

40 Racer X  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:07:09pm

re: #20 MandyManners

Are even 5,000,000 losing their jobs a month? Good grief.

How she is going to spin this one?

"I meant to say millions per month"
"I meant to say five hundred thousand per month"
"I meant to say five thousand per month"

41 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:07:17pm

This includes all of the undocumented members of the Rio Grande tour and swim team (aka the "wading mules") who lost their jobs because of the housing downturn.

42 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:07:18pm

She didn't say that. Come on. Do you think we are stupid. And why would anyone cover that up if she said it.
/s

43 MJ  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:07:28pm

Nancy Pelosi is one of the best thing Republicans got going for them at the moment. The more people see of her, the less they'll like Obama.

44 dgax65  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:07:28pm

Not only is the soap dish smarter than Pelosi, the soap scum crusted on the bottom of the dish would own her in a current affairs quiz.

45 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:08:05pm

New Jersey Wants Change! Democrat Corzine Losing In New Poll Stunner


[Link: jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com...]

Don't bet the mortgage just yet

46 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:08:24pm

I guess with the figures she's been throwing around regarding the stimulus package, 500 million seemed like a reasonable number.
/blink..blink.blink...

47 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:08:25pm

FDR spoke eloquently about the 500 million Americans who had lost their jobs during his television address in October of 1929.

48 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:08:28pm

No wonder she supports the $100 billion bailout. She thinks it is only $100 dollars. Dumb bitch.

49 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:08:37pm

Here is the most disturbing part, Pelosi is third in the Presidential pecking order.

50 Racer X  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:08:40pm

C'mon Mandy. Post it. You know you want to.

51 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:08:50pm

Gibbs just gave us a full 4 seconds of "ummm", followed by various stammered "unns" and "uhs"... He's completely lost now. It's sad.

52 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:08:53pm

When one substitutes ideology and partisanship for native wit and intelligence we get Pelosi and Reid.

53 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:09:00pm

re: #42 Walter L. Newton

Ha! You thought you'd make me look at the clip again eh?
No! I will NOT!
LOL

54 KibbyKat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:09:04pm

Nancy Pelosi is dumber than a soap bubble. But equally substantial.

55 Hhar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:09:25pm

This is unfair, Charles.

It is true that she is dumber than a blue soap dish, but consider a yellow one. She may be on par on with that.

56 chicagodudewhotrades  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:09:48pm

Speaking of dumber then a soap dish, one of the new names being floated for HHS is .....................Howie (screamer) Dean

57 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:09:48pm

re: #38 MandyManners

She's been licking too many soap dishes.

They say photos do not lye, but I think that one does.

/heh

58 calcajun  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:09:52pm

Is there any thing in the soap dish? There may be a culture growing in it, unlike the Speaker who seeks to kill ours.

59 FrogMarch  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:09:58pm

re: #45 Nevergiveup

New Jersey Wants Change! Democrat Corzine Losing In New Poll Stunner

[Link: jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com...]

Don't bet the mortgage just yet

Corzine bought his way into politics - and then screwed it all up with huge liberal taxes and canned business-killing leftist ideals. Even liberals get sick of it after a while.

60 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:10:01pm

I saw that on LGF and was skeptical; then several links were provided. She actually said it! There is no excuse for that kind of moronic jackassery.

61 Guanxi88  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:10:07pm

Seems to me she's just following Barry's lead; I seem to recall that he counted people differently himself:

OBAMA: 10,000 People Died in Kansas Tornado.

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed," the Democratic presidential candidate said in a speech to 500 people packed into a sweltering Richmond art studio for a fundraiser.

Guess they just count differently, that's all.

62 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:10:23pm

re: #54 KibbyKat

Nancy Pelosi is dumber than a soap bubble. But equally substantial.

LOL

63 KibbyKat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:10:30pm

re: #51 Lincolntf

Gibbs just gave us a full 4 seconds of "ummm", followed by various stammered "unns" and "uhs"... He's completely lost now. It's sad.

I can really only deal with his press conferences if I view them as some kind of postmodern performance art.

64 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:10:38pm

She must be the love child of Agent 99 and Max Smart:
We're losing 500 million jobs a month!
Would you believe 1 million?
Would you believe 500?
Sorry about that, Chief.

65 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:10:39pm

re: #56 chicagodudewhotrades

Speaking of dumber then a soap dish, one of the new names being floated for HHS is .....................Howie (screamer) Dean

Dean would be a scream as HHS.

66 Teacake!  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:10:47pm

Now if loosing their jobs includes Congress, hey, not so bad.

67 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:10:54pm

re: #47 Occasional Reader

Joe Biden... is that you? /

68 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:10:55pm

re: #49 opnion

Here is the most disturbing part, Pelosi is third in the Presidential pecking order.

Suddenly she is making Biden look more intelligent. Never thought I could have ever said that.

69 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:10:58pm

re: #63 KibbyKat

I'm glad I'm not alone.

70 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:11:02pm

Palin/Soap Dish '12

71 Dianna  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:11:12pm

re: #20 MandyManners

Are even 5,000,000 losing their jobs a month? Good grief.

Supposedly, it's 500,000 (half a million). I don't have the faintest how accurate that is.

So, the soap dish is definitely ahead.

Especially since she's used the 500,000,000 figure twice.

72 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:11:14pm

Really

Why are we talking about this? Is this really news when Cheney is out there trying to scare us to death implying that our POTUS is going to attract a terrorist hit on us?

Now, Cheney is a dumb as a soup dish. He doesn't even realize that people like me can see right through his machinations and devious plans.

Channeling Avanti

(You knew this was really Walter when you saw the word "machinations." You knew he couldn't have written that.)

73 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:11:19pm
74 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:11:27pm

re: #60 BatGuano

Jackassery?
Is that a word?
Well, It should be!
I like!

75 harrylook  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:11:29pm

"Chimpy" Pelosi

76 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:11:38pm

re: #36 wrenchwench

Well, they've been throwing around some treeeemendous numbers in Washington lately. Have a little sympathy...

///

What I think she meant was; if the USA is in recession, then one trillion jobs will be lost around the world.
//

77 astronmr20  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:11:40pm

re: #49 opnion

Here is the most disturbing part, Pelosi is third in the Presidential pecking order.

Oh man...

Yeah that's a terrifying thought indeed.

78 quickjustice  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:11:44pm

Pelosi misspoke. What she meant to say is that 500 million people, some of them not yet in existence, eventually will lose their future jobs if we suffer Democratic economic policies.

79 brookly red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:11:49pm

re: #61 Guanxi88

Seems to me she's just following Barry's lead; I seem to recall that he counted people differently himself:

OBAMA: 10,000 People Died in Kansas Tornado.

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed," the Democratic presidential candidate said in a speech to 500 people packed into a sweltering Richmond art studio for a fundraiser.

Guess they just count differently, that's all.

hmmmm, could explain how they do their taxes/

80 Dar ul Harb  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:12:03pm

500 million people here, 500 million people there, and pretty soon you're talking out of your ass.

81 Dianna  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:12:08pm

re: #35 astronmr20

Pelosi indeed is dumber than a box of rocks, and thinks the American people are, too.

However, I'm gonna have to say she mis-spoke here.

Yes, but she did it twice.

Read the linked article, and watch both clips.

This is the problem.

82 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:12:28pm

Obama thinks that there are 59 states.
Pelosi thinks that 500M Americans lose their jobs every month.
Sheila Jackson Lee thinks that we planted a flag on Mars.
They really are the smart, nuanced people.

83 calcajun  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:12:29pm

re: #56 chicagodudewhotrades

Speaking of dumber then a soap dish, one of the new names being floated for HHS is .....................Howie (screamer) Dean

That's like having Dr. Kervorkian running a hospice.

84 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:12:34pm

re: #71 Dianna

Supposedly, it's 500,000 (half a million). I don't have the faintest how accurate that is.

So, the soap dish is definitely ahead.

Especially since she's used the 500,000,000 figure twice.

It's that old compulsive personality type, if six zeros are good, eight are better.

85 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:13:06pm

re: #80 Dar ul Harb

500 million people here, 500 million people there, and pretty soon you're talking out of your ass.

That explains a lot when it comes to Nancy Pelosi.

86 Guanxi88  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:13:09pm

re: #84 Walter L. Newton

It's that old compulsive personality type, if six zeros are good, eight are better.

explains all the surgeries and botox, too.

87 wolfie  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:13:33pm

Has anyone here ever heard a soap dish say or do something foolish?
Has anyone here ever heard Pelosi say or do something intelligent?

I vote soap dish.
Zip is better than a negative balance.

88 KibbyKat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:13:39pm

re: #69 Lincolntf

I'm glad I'm not alone.

His (and Obama's) media coach has a lot to answer for. Unfortunately that answer would go something like this: "Um...uh...Well, if you're going to believe everything that you...Look, I won't respond to...Next question."

89 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:13:40pm

re: #72 Walter L. Newton

Really

Why are we talking about this? Is this really news when Cheney is out there trying to scare us to death implying that our POTUS is going to attract a terrorist hit on us?

Now, Cheney is a dumb as a soup dish. He doesn't even realize that people like me can see right through his machinations and devious plans.

Channeling Avanti

(You knew this was really Walter when you saw the word "machinations." You knew he couldn't have written that.)

He couldn't have even gotten Cheney spelt correctly.

90 calcajun  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:13:40pm

Another way of looking at it is that the poor woman has had one too many face lifts--some one cut off her air in on of those procedures.

91 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:13:50pm

re: #82 opnion

Obama thinks that there are 59 states.
Pelosi thinks that 500M Americans lose their jobs every month.
Sheila Jackson Lee thinks that we planted a flag on Mars.
They really are the smart, nuanced people.

Cynthia McKinny thinks we killed 5000 black prisoners during Katrina.

92 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:14:05pm

re: #71 Dianna

Supposedly, it's 500,000 (half a million). I don't have the faintest how accurate that is.

So, the soap dish is definitely ahead.

Especially since she's used the 500,000,000 figure twice.

It just has a ring to it, you know?

93 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:14:24pm

She was told there would be no math...

94 nyc redneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:14:31pm

dems are dumb w/ numbers.
500 million jobs.
57 states.
a trillion dollar porkulus bill.

95 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:14:37pm

Heh, heh, from the American Spectator back when Kelo was decided:

American Spectator

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi is known amongst even her Democratic colleagues as one of the less cerebral members of the House. But even her staff was stunned by her seeming inability to understand the recent Kelo Supreme Court ruling regarding governmental property seizures.

It appears even her staff is voting for the soap dish.

96 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:14:45pm

Repost from other thread. I just gotta say it again......

Pelosi is a fundamentally stupid woman. The only reason America doesn't know it is because the MFM chooses to downplay it. Were she republican, her career would end over a comment like that.
I never have to look far or go more than a day or two to remind myself of why I despise the MFM so much........

Anybody remember Dan Quayle.......His future was destroyed for far less. Something about a potato and Murphy Brown......

97 Neutral President  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:14:49pm

So does this mean that everyone in the country + all the illegal aliens are all going to be laid off. Then 2/3s of us will get new jobs and immediately lose them as well? And this is all going to happen before Presidents Day! OH NOES!11!

I think it should be: "Dumb as a box of hair"

98 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:14:49pm

A note to Dems.

I know the multiple zeroes at the end of the big numbers can get a bit repetitive at times, but it really makes things easier in the long run if you go ahead and count them out.

99 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:14:50pm

re: #84 Walter L. Newton

It's that old compulsive personality type, if six zeros are good, eight are better.

I'd say we have more than 6 zeros running the country.

100 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:14:58pm

re: #82 opnion

Obama thinks that there are 59 states.
Pelosi thinks that 500M Americans lose their jobs every month.
Sheila Jackson Lee thinks that we planted a flag on Mars.
They really are the smart, nuanced people.

For real?

101 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:15:05pm

Come on, a soap dish is an inanimate object with zero faculties for reason, memory, or analysis, let alone perception.

So to ask whether Nancy Pelosi or a soap dish is smarter... that's just one really hard question, okay?

I'm gonna need awhile to answer.

102 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:15:24pm

BBIAW - have to take the bar rags out of the dryer. See, I'm working.

103 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:15:31pm

re: #87 wolfie

Has anyone here ever heard a soap dish say or do something foolish?
Has anyone here ever heard Pelosi say or do something intelligent?

I vote soap dish.
Zip is better than a negative balance.

A soap dish is infinitely more useful than San Fran Nan.

104 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:15:37pm

re: #91 Walter L. Newton

Cynthia McKinny thinks we killed 5000 black prisoners during Katrina.

I forgot that. She is some kind of intellectual, you becha!

105 Dustyvet  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:16:07pm

"Today Nancy Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House. They say this is the furthest anyone in a dress has gotten in Washington since J. Edgar Hoover." --Jay Leno

106 Racer X  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:16:09pm
107 Diamond Bullet  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:16:17pm

The scariest part is that even if 500 million somehow were losing their jobs, Nancy would be the last to go. Listening to her give a report on people losing their jobs is like letting the murderer read the eulogy at the funeral.

108 Dar ul Harb  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:16:25pm

Of course she meant to say 500,000,000 people in China.

Or 50 bazillion ...or something.

109 JHW  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:16:28pm

She was doing what Democrats always do, counting the people in graveyards too.

110 kcladderman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:16:53pm

re: #13 Honorary Yooper

I'd place my bets on the blue soap dish being smarter, and I think I'd win the bet.

I don't know if its smarter but I know for sure it is more useful.

111 doppelganglander  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:16:58pm

Nancy must have snacked on lead paint chips as a child.

The good news is, more and more Americans are seeing that the so-called stimulus bill is a total sham:

Stimulus Backers Face Growing Skepticism Over Need for Government Action

A Gallup poll out Tuesday showed that a majority of Americans want Congress to either reject or make "major changes" to the economic stimulus package on Capitol Hill.

The poll, conducted from Friday through Sunday, found that 75 percent of Americans want Congress to pass some version of the plan. But the survey reflected deepening doubts about the effectiveness of the programs and spending items currently being considered by federal lawmakers. Only 38 percent of those polled favored the existing stimulus proposal, down from a slight majority holding that view in the Jan. 28 Gallup survey.

Thirty-seven percent want major changes and 17 percent reject the plan outright.

112 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:16:58pm
113 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:17:05pm

It is worse than y'all think: She Congress Critter for life.
-A Californian

114 bulwrk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:17:09pm

Democrats have a habit of counting dead people so I'll assume she is counting every dead American that has ever lived as unemployed.

115 LC HOGHEAD  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:17:11pm

re: #14 Neo_And to think .. this broad is 3rd in line to the President ..
Obama, Biden, Pelosi ... damn, who is next ?

116 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:17:11pm

Hey Nancy,
....I've got the figures here somewhere....Just a second....
As of the birth/multipal in Calif the POP...of the U.S. is
.....um......300M +8 um ....(calculator clicking)...Yes..308 million!
Ya moron!

117 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:17:15pm

re: #101 nikis-knight

Come on, a soap dish is an inanimate object with zero faculties for reason, memory, or analysis, let alone perception.

So to ask whether Nancy Pelosi or a soap dish is smarter... that's just one really hard question, okay?

I'm gonna need awhile to answer.

A soap dish does something useful. Same can't be said for Pelosi, unless it about her recruiting for Republican control of Congress.

Still, without evasion or equivocation, soap dish wins.

118 calcajun  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:17:18pm

re: #91 Walter L. Newton

Cynthia McKinny thinks we killed 5000 black prisoners during Katrina.

You know, the tragedy is that they really don't believe what they're saying--but there are some morons who do--and those morons can vote.

Universal suffrage is NOT a good idea.

119 Dainn  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:17:42pm

I don't think she actually believes 500 mil are losing their jobs each month. Rather, congress is operating at a new level. Anything less than half a billion anything isn't worth counting. 500,000 or 500,000,000 is all the same in this new era of multi-trillion dollar stimu-pork.

120 KibbyKat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:17:45pm

re: #109 JHW

She was doing what Democrats always do, counting the people in graveyards too.

I believe that's known as the Axelrod Formula.

121 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:17:48pm

re: #94 nyc redneck

dems are dumb w/ numbers.
500 million jobs.
57 states.
a trillion dollar porkulus bill.

But it's for the five billion children!
/

122 LC HOGHEAD  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:17:54pm

re: #115 LC HOGHEAD

And to think .. this broad is 3rd in line to the President ..
Obama, Biden, Pelosi ... damn, who is next ?


HILLARY CLINTON

123 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:18:08pm

re: #67 lawhawk

Joe Biden... is that you? /

It's like we're passengers on an airliner, the cockpit door briefly swings open, and we notice that everyone inside is wearing a clown suit.

124 Ford_Prefect  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:18:18pm

She must have gone to the Lou Costello School of Math.

125 Opinionated  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:18:24pm

And all those jobs were lost in states 51-57.

126 Dianna  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:18:30pm

re: #107 Diamond Bullet

The scariest part is that even if 500 million somehow were losing their jobs, Nancy would be the last to go. Listening to her give a report on people losing their jobs is like letting the murderer read the eulogy at the funeral.

Without the ironic humor.

127 mean Gene  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:18:50pm

What?
No photograph?
(Of the blue soap dish, I meant.)
This would have been the perfect time for it.
As I said on a different thread about this remark by Nancy, she is so used to being allowed to ''revise and extend her remarks,'' then have her staff do it for her, that she probably forgot it was a news conference instead of on the House floor.
If Gouthier's (sp? whocares?) tax woes aren't enough to bother keeping him from heading the IRS what problem is this little remark by one of hundreds in the House?
(Channeling some Dem)

128 brookly red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:18:52pm

re: #122 LC HOGHEAD

HILLARY CLINTON

sigh, I'll take it...

129 Joan Not of Arc  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:18:55pm

Blue soap dish! Blue soap dish!

130 yma o hyd  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:19:04pm

re: #106 Racer X

Brains! We need Brains!

Absolutely.

Here ya go!

131 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:19:21pm

re: #100 MandyManners

For real?

If im lyin I'm dyin. It had to do with planned NASA photos of the Martian surface. Congresswoman Lee during the committee meeting asked , "Will we be able to see the flag that the astronauts put there?"

132 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:19:30pm

re: #108 Dar ul Harb

133 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:19:40pm

Even though this is just the latest piece of evidence that libtards are truly stupid, they are smart in one thing and one thing only......they dominate and control the MFM.
And sadly, that makes all the difference.
Bastards

134 Raven1  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:19:51pm

These democrats are so used to lying and not getting called out on it they think they can say anything and get away with it.

135 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:19:57pm

re: #73 buzzsawmonkey

Consider that if Pelosi has so much trouble with numbers, mistaking 500,000 for 500 million repeatedly, what horrific things she can do ramming through "stimulus packages" which commit hundreds of billions of dollars to being spent on various things.

Yes, that does explain where they think all that tax money will come from. Probably from the elventykillion taxpayers still barely holding onto their jobs.

136 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:19:58pm

re: #122 LC HOGHEAD

HILLARY CLINTON

I thought it was the speaker of the house.

137 wrenchwench  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:20:00pm

Botox May Move From Face to Brain, Study in Rats Says

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- Botulinum neurotoxin type A, sold as Allergan Inc.'s Botox remedy for wrinkles, can move from its injection site to the brain, a study shows.

Scientists injected rats' whisker muscles with botulism toxin. Tests of the rodents' brain tissue found that botulism had been transported to the brain stems, the researchers said in the Journal of Neuroscience published April 2.

...

Botulism neurotoxin can disrupt nerve cells' ability to communicate and may change spinal cord circuitry, the authors wrote in the study.

Rodents, Not Humans

Mouse and rat physiology is different from that of humans, so the results may not predict what happens in people, Avram said. He wasn't involved in the study.

Nancy should still worry though.

138 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:20:21pm

re: #131 opnion

Lord, help us all.

139 wolfie  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:20:29pm

re: #103 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

A soap dish is infinitely more useful than San Fran Nan.

True. And she's take up too much space on the vanity.......then accuse you of trying to waterboard her.

140 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:20:31pm

re: #136 MandyManners

I thought it was the speaker of the house.

After Pelosi was the question.

141 mongoose  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:20:46pm

soap dish.

easily.

142 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:20:55pm

re: #128 brookly red

sigh, I'll take it...

Yep. How depressing is that? To feel a relative sense of relief at the idea of President Hillary Clinton?

143 truth stick  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:20:55pm

Holy Cow, 500 Million out of work.....there can't be too many more than 100 Million in the workforce......no one will have a job by Valentine's Day.

144 Bud Norton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:20:55pm

re: #82 opnion

Don't forget Obama's "I'll be President the next 8 to 10 years" and his reference to the tornado that killed 10,000 people (it was actually 12). Liberalism must encourage innumeracy; to lib politicians, numbers are just make-believe things that you toss around to signify bigness; any number will do, might as well be saying gazillion.

145 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:21:01pm

re: #136 MandyManners

I thought it was the speaker of the house.

Duh. I meant the head of the senate, ROBERT BYRD.

146 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:21:15pm

re: #140 FurryOldGuyJeans

After Pelosi was the question.

Byrd.

147 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:21:22pm

I'm seeing a pattern here.

57 States.
500,000,000 jobs lost per month.
$819B government spending package to make us prosperous again.

Are accountants all Republicans?

148 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:21:22pm

re: #134 Raven1

These democrats are so used to lying and not getting called out on it they think they can say anything and get away with it.

They lie so much that they no longer see it as lying.

149 doppelganglander  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:21:30pm

re: #137 wrenchwench

Botox May Move From Face to Brain, Study in Rats Says

Nancy should still worry though.

I knew it!

150 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:21:41pm

re: #123 Occasional Reader

It's like we're passengers on an airliner, the cockpit door briefly swings open, and we notice that everyone inside is wearing a clown suit.

Or worse yet. Zero, Reid, and Pelosi are flying the plane. Wait a minute....this isn't a joke. Shit. My bad.

151 mattm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:21:42pm

A retarded soap dish is 809,004,155,438,787 times smarter.

152 kcladderman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:22:12pm

re: #82 opnion

Obama thinks that there are 59 states.
Pelosi thinks that 500M Americans lose their jobs every month.
Sheila Jackson Lee thinks that we planted a flag on Mars.
They really are the smart, nuanced people.

SO! Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her backyard.
/

153 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:22:13pm

re: #140 FurryOldGuyJeans

After Pelosi was the question.

Yep, once again, here's the line of succession and who currently fill the post:

United States presidential line of succession


Scary, huh?

154 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:22:34pm
155 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:22:44pm

You all realize of course that 500,000,000 lost jobs is equivalent to each and every Muslim in America being out of work?


/source: CAIR

156 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:22:54pm
157 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:23:02pm

re: #137 wrenchwench

LOL.

158 eschew_obfuscation  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:23:02pm

Elect me president!

I'll save 500 centillion (10303) jobs and raise you 500 vigintillion (1063)!

159 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:23:13pm

re: #103 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

A soap dish is infinitely more useful than San Fran Nan.


Oh, well, that's not much of a contest. When the soap dish screws up, you haven't just thrown away a trillion dollars.

And let's not drag looks into this, that's just plain mean. To the soap dish. For the comparison.

160 Outrider  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:23:16pm

Awesome. According to the US census, the population of the USA is 305,748,451 right now.

The population of the world is 6, 758, 364,993.

Glad to see she is still on top of things.
/

161 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:23:30pm

A picture speaks a thousand words.

What would you rather deal with?

This?

or this?

162 mattm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:23:32pm

re: #153 subsailor68

Yep, once again, here's the line of succession and who currently fill the post:

United States presidential line of succession

Scary, huh?

Well #6 is not bad (Gates).

163 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:23:44pm
164 brookly red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:23:44pm

re: #142 Occasional Reader

Yep. How depressing is that? To feel a relative sense of relief at the idea of President Hillary Clinton?

True... but at least (IMHO) she would deal w/Iran.

165 Spenser (with an S)  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:23:53pm

Well, kind of on-topic, I just found out a few hours ago that I've been laid-off. And, I'm kind of tied to my dysfunctional state of MI for a few reasons, so this should be fun. Any prayers and/or news of a MI Sales job would be much appreciated.

166 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:23:58pm

How many mistakes will 44 get away with before the MFM calls him out? Better yet how many will he make before the US gets called out.

We are so fucked!

167 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:24:03pm

The economic downturn started when Pelosi/Ried took over congress.

Conincidence?

168 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:24:05pm

re: #144 Bud Norton

Don't forget Obama's "I'll be President the next 8 to 10 years" and his reference to the tornado that killed 10,000 people (it was actually 12). Liberalism must encourage innumeracy; to lib politicians, numbers are just make-believe things that you toss around to signify bigness; any number will do, might as well be saying gazillion.


They just round up to the next million or so.

169 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:24:09pm

re: #153 subsailor68

You betcha! ; ) What might have been.

170 Dianna  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:24:15pm

re: #153 subsailor68

I do not understand how the Secretary of the Treasury is ahead of the Secretary of Defense.

If we get that far down the chain, money isn't going to be our primary concern, I don't think.

171 lifeofthemind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:24:40pm

re: #115 LC HOGHEAD

And to think .. this broad is 3rd in line to the President ..
Obama, Biden, Pelosi ... damn, who is next ?

Next is the President pro tempore of the United States Senate. That is the Honorable (?) Robert Byrd. After him come eligible Cabinet officers in the order that their departments were created.

172 mattm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:24:53pm

re: #161 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

A picture speaks a thousand words.

What would you rather deal with?

This?

or this?

Soap dish! Soap Dish! Soap dish!

173 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:24:56pm

re: #153 subsailor68

Yep, once again, here's the line of succession and who currently fill the post:

United States presidential line of succession

Scary, huh?

That's pretty much a line of Suck-session right now.

174 FrogMarch  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:25:16pm

re: #123 Occasional Reader

It's like we're passengers on an airliner, the cockpit door briefly swings open, and we notice that everyone inside is wearing a clown suit.

And they aren't even at the controls, they are too busy high-five-ing and squirting their lapel flowers at each other.

175 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:25:18pm
176 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:25:24pm

re: #165 Spenser (with an S)

So sorry to hear this. Prayers and best wishes to find something really soon.

177 ProUSA  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:25:25pm

Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid. — John Wayne

Remember when Nancy was interviewed about her position on off-shore drilling in 2008, and she said she opposed drilling for petroleum, and her solution was to use natural gas?

178 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:25:32pm

re: #162 mattm

Well #6 is not bad (Gates).

I wish President Obama good health.

179 Haole  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:25:52pm

Jebus, If libtards are this dumb, How come we can't beat them.

GTFO of the way RINO's

180 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:25:55pm

re: #170 Dianna

I do not understand how the Secretary of the Treasury is ahead of the Secretary of Defense.

If we get that far down the chain, money isn't going to be our primary concern, I don't think.

Hi Dianna! Hm, I hadn't thought about that, but it's a really good question. Probably have to research the Founding Fathers' intentions a bit, but it does make more sense to swap those two roles.

181 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:25:59pm

re: #165 Spenser (with an S)

Well, kind of on-topic, I just found out a few hours ago that I've been laid-off. And, I'm kind of tied to my dysfunctional state of MI for a few reasons, so this should be fun. Any prayers and/or news of a MI Sales job would be much appreciated.

Oy.

Very sorry to hear that, Spenser.

You're a smart guy, I'm sure you will get a good job soon. Deep breath, take some time to decompress, and have at it.

182 Sharmuta  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:05pm

re: #176 WriterMom

I left another comment on the thread below that I hope you see. Thanks again for taking an interest in Dr Chesler's book.

183 LC HOGHEAD  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:06pm

PRESIDENTIAL LINE OF SUCCESSION

1 Vice President and President of the Senate Joe Biden
2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Robert Byrd
4 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
5 Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner
6 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
7 Attorney General Eric Holder
8 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
9 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

184 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:11pm

re: #165 Spenser (with an S)

Well, kind of on-topic, I just found out a few hours ago that I've been laid-off. And, I'm kind of tied to my dysfunctional state of MI for a few reasons, so this should be fun. Any prayers and/or news of a MI Sales job would be much appreciated.

Bummer. Hope you find something soon.

185 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:12pm

re: #146 MandyManners

Byrd.

I know it would be Byrd, who is president pro tempore of the Senate, but then we still have Hillary in the mix. Not a very encouraging line of succession.

186 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:19pm

re: #153 subsailor68

Yep, once again, here's the line of succession and who currently fill the post:

United States presidential line of succession

And not a single Cylon in sight.
Scary, huh?

187 A Kiwi Infidel  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:20pm

re: #166 Erik The Red

How many mistakes will 44 get away with before the MFM calls him out? Better yet how many will he make before the US gets called out.

We are so fucked!


I told you all that a few threads back. By his actions and his speech he is making a mockery of the postion of POTUS and will continue to do so.

188 Dianna  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:25pm

re: #177 ProUSA

I don't remember that, but somehow, even if it's a legend, I believe it.

189 wolfie  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:27pm

re: #165 Spenser (with an S)

Well, kind of on-topic, I just found out a few hours ago that I've been laid-off. And, I'm kind of tied to my dysfunctional state of MI for a few reasons, so this should be fun. Any prayers and/or news of a MI Sales job would be much appreciated.


Far from MI, so all I can offer is prayers.
(I hope you know we're laughing at Pelosi, NOT at unemployment itself.)

190 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:27pm

It's kind of sad how if Obama were to step down, things might well get worse. If Obama and Biden step down...

191 eschew_obfuscation  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:45pm

re: #163 redstateredneck

A smart bathroom accessory.

Maybe we should send that to college and elect it to congress?!

....and clean up Washington

....on the other hand .... there'd be soap too ... unless you wash it off.

192 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:57pm

re: #122 LC HOGHEAD

HILLARY CLINTON

You know what is so frightening? After the 0bama, Biden, Pelosi, list, Clinton doesn't seem so bad!

193 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:27:18pm

Gibbs is still floundering like a...a... flounder...a..a...a

194 Dianna  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:27:23pm

re: #180 subsailor68

Hi Dianna! Hm, I hadn't thought about that, but it's a really good question. Probably have to research the Founding Fathers' intentions a bit, but it does make more sense to swap those two roles.

Someone answered above - evidently the line of succession is determined by when the cabinet department was formed.

That explains a lot.

195 Wishing  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:27:38pm

re: #165 Spenser (with an S)

Well, kind of on-topic, I just found out a few hours ago that I've been laid-off. And, I'm kind of tied to my dysfunctional state of MI for a few reasons, so this should be fun. Any prayers and/or news of a MI Sales job would be much appreciated.

I am sorry for the job loss, sorry that you can't get out of MI, but will say a prayer that your situation brightens with a new job.

196 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:27:39pm
197 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:27:44pm

I'm back. Bar rags dry. Has Pelosi gotten any dumber while I was gone?

198 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:27:45pm

500 Million (Nanci, One and Harry)

(apologies to Peter, Paul and Mary)

If you miss your tax refund, you will know your job is gone
You can see the bailout grow, to a Quadrillion
a Quadrillion, a Quadrillion, a Quadrillion, a Quadrillion,
That's a big-ass pile of dough, a Quadrillion.

Lord I'm one, lord I'm two, lord I'm three, lord I'm four,
Lord I'm 500 million jobless without a home.
500 million , 500 million , 500 million , 500 million
Lord there's 500 million jobless without a home.

Tax the shirt on their back, tax each penny to their name
Lord they cant complain,
can't complain, we won the campaign, can't complain,
Lord will tax them into wealth again.

If you see the path were on you will see your savings gone
You can see this whole thing blows a Quadrillion.

199 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:27:48pm

re: #186 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

No blue soap dish either.

;-)

200 mattm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:27:52pm

re: #177 ProUSA

Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid. — John Wayne

Remember when Nancy was interviewed about her position on off-shore drilling in 2008, and she said she opposed drilling for petroleum, and her solution was to use natural gas?

Which apparent come from the magical green fairies and not drilling.

201 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:27:52pm

re: #192 Kosh's Shadow

You know what is so frightening? After the 0bama, Biden, Pelosi, list, Clinton doesn't seem so bad!

Gotta' go through Byrd, first.

202 Spenser (with an S)  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:27:55pm

re: #189 wolfie


Far from MI, so all I can offer is prayers.
(I hope you know we're laughing at Pelosi, NOT at unemployment itself.)

Oh, of course. I know my lizards.

203 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:28:01pm

re: #183 LC HOGHEAD

PRESIDENTIAL LINE OF SUCCESSION

1 Vice President and President of the Senate Joe Biden
2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Robert Byrd
4 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
5 Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner
6 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
7 Attorney General Eric Holder
8 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
9 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack


After that it is,
10 Michelle
11 Maleia
12 Sasha

204 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:28:11pm

re: #158 eschew_obfuscation

Elect me president!

I'll save 500 centillion (10303) jobs and raise you 500 vigintillion (1063)!

Actually, that's how many dollars a bag of chips will cost if the porkulus bill and all the other stimuli goes through.

205 A Kiwi Infidel  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:28:12pm

re: #183 LC HOGHEAD

PRESIDENTIAL LINE OF SUCCESSION

1 Vice President and President of the Senate Joe Biden
2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Robert Byrd
4 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
5 Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner
6 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
7 Attorney General Eric Holder
8 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
9 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

10 Secretary of bathroom accessories Blue Soapdish

206 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:28:13pm

So, did you all notice the neat seque that Charles pulled off?
Here we were in the "Death Cult Mom" thread getting all bummed out and starting to snarl at each other so Charles starts up a "lets make fun of the dumbass democrat" thread to lighten the mood.

Good work Charles. :>

207 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:28:30pm

re: #197 Walter L. Newton

Yes.

208 brookly red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:28:38pm

re: #183 LC HOGHEAD

PRESIDENTIAL LINE OF SUCCESSION

1 Vice President and President of the Senate Joe Biden
2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Robert Byrd
4 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
5 Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner
6 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
7 Attorney General Eric Holder
8 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
9 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

so we should be OK unless there is an outbreak of turd flu/

209 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:28:38pm

re: #202 Spenser (with an S)

((((((Spenser))))))

210 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:28:41pm

re: #187 A Kiwi Infidel

I told you all that a few threads back. By his actions and his speech he is making a mockery of the postion of POTUS and will continue to do so.

And to think WJC's antics were supposed to last as the bedrock of presidential shenanigans for some time to come.

211 Dianna  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:28:42pm

re: #190 nikis-knight

It's kind of sad how if Obama were to step down, things might well get worse. If Obama and Biden step down...

Don't even think about that!

212 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:28:47pm

re: #199 subsailor68

No blue soap dish either.

;-)

Thats because I've appointed Blue Soap Dish as a member of my cabinet in Kragaristan.

213 Outrider  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:28:53pm

re: #153 subsailor68

Yep, once again, here's the line of succession and who currently fill the post:

United States presidential line of succession

Scary, huh?

#4 Secretary of State. How was that supposed to have worked when Henry Kissinger was our SoS?

214 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:29:02pm

The press is acting some decent questions re:hypocrisy of Geithner approval vs. Daschle withdrawal.
"What exactly did the President screw up"? Stuff like that.

Unfortunately, there's no follow-up after Gibbs cloddishly deflects the initial question.

215 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:29:14pm

re: #170 Dianna

I do not understand how the Secretary of the Treasury is ahead of the Secretary of Defense.

If we get that far down the chain, money isn't going to be our primary concern, I don't think.

I think it has to do with precedent of creation of the Cabinet position.

216 Guanxi88  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:29:15pm

re: #206 jcw46

So, did you all notice the neat seque that Charles pulled off?
Here we were in the "Death Cult Mom" thread getting all bummed out and starting to snarl at each other so Charles starts up a "lets make fun of the dumbass democrat" thread to lighten the mood.

Good work Charles. :>

Yes, our Reptilian puppet-master is good at his work,

217 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:29:21pm

re: #173 CyanSnowHawk

That's pretty much a line of Suck-session right now.

It's strange that they have Pelosi twice; both as #2, and as the fourth listing for #9.

/

218 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:29:26pm

re: #197 Walter L. Newton

I'm back. Bar rags dry. Has Pelosi gotten any dumber while I was gone?

Can one get dumber than a newt?

219 Gretchen  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:29:32pm

The soap dish would cost $500 million if it was in the "stimulus" bill.

220 A Kiwi Infidel  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:29:32pm

re: #203 opnion

I think my #10 is brighter

221 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:29:41pm

re: #197 Walter L. Newton

I'm back. Bar rags dry. Has Pelosi gotten any dumber while I was gone?

She is on the part of the curve that is obviously asymptotic to zero, so it is hard to tell if she is noticeably dumber.

222 mattm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:29:47pm

re: #192 Kosh's Shadow

You know what is so frightening? After the 0bama, Biden, Pelosi, list, Clinton doesn't seem so bad!

Scary indeed.

223 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:29:53pm

re: #193 BatGuano

Gibbs is still floundering like a...a... flounder...a..a...a

Gibbs would be lunch if he weren't running flak for the media's anointed choice.

224 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:29:58pm

re: #213 Outrider

#4 Secretary of State. How was that supposed to have worked when Henry Kissinger was our SoS?

Good question.

225 jwb7605  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:30:01pm

re: #197 Walter L. Newton

I'm back. Bar rags dry. Has Pelosi gotten any dumber while I was gone?

You're a hard man to track down.

226 calcajun  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:30:07pm

re: #175 MikeySDCA

You need to pass a test to drive--why not voting?

227 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:30:12pm

re: #183 LC HOGHEAD

PRESIDENTIAL LINE OF SUCCESSION

1 Vice President and President of the Senate Joe Biden
2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Robert Byrd
4 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
5 Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner
6 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
7 Attorney General Eric Holder
8 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
9 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

And only one keeper in that kettle.

228 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:30:21pm

re: #202 Spenser (with an S)

Oh, of course. I know my lizards.

On the bright side, this of course means that now you truly are...

Spenser For Hire

229 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:30:21pm

re: #218 Erik The Red

Can one get dumber than a newt?

Were you referring to me ("newt")?

230 Ford_Prefect  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:30:35pm

re: #197 Walter L. Newton

I'm back. Bar rags dry. Has Pelosi gotten any dumber while I was gone?

I heard she left her brain in a wet bar rag...

231 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:30:41pm

re: #179 Haole

Jebus, If libtards are this dumb, How come we can't beat them.

GTFO of the way RINO's

Because our education system is graduating people who'll vote for these idiots.

232 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:30:42pm

re: #202 Spenser (with an S)

I'm really good wtih resumes. If you want, I would be happy to jazz up your resume for you-CV's are really important, and it's not good practice to have just your own set of eyes on it.

233 Spenser (with an S)  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:30:51pm

re: #176 WriterMom

Thanks WriterMom, OR, redneck, wolfie and all others.

"I have plans to prosper you and not to harm you"

Jer. 29:11

234 chicagodudewhotrades  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:31:09pm

re: #180 subsailor68


Line of succession for the cabinet secretaries is based on when the Department was formed. This is why Sec-State is ahead of Sec-Def

235 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:31:10pm

re: #226 calcajun

You need to pass a test to drive--why not voting?

Voting is a right. Driving is not.

236 Guanxi88  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:31:13pm

re: #219 Gretchen

The soap dish would cost $500 million if it was in the "stimulus" bill.

That's because it would have to be designed, manufactured, marketed, and distributed by people with no knowledge, skills, aptitude, or interest, and using somebody else's money. The infrastructure contracts with Uncle Sugar will work out like that, if at all.

237 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:31:13pm

re: #214 Lincolntf

The press is acting some decent questions re:hypocrisy of Geithner approval vs. Daschle withdrawal.
"What exactly did the President screw up"? Stuff like that.

Unfortunately, there's no follow-up after Gibbs cloddishly deflects the initial question.

It has been leaked to me by an anonymous source that Gibbs has been instructed to play the name game with reporters who ask serious questions to distract them.

238 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:31:23pm

re: #224 MandyManners

Good question.

Not qualified based on citizenship requirements. Skip to the next one.

239 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:31:32pm

So who's dumber....Nancy Pelosi or the (for sure) Obama- voting clinicians who allowed this to happen?
If you ever doubted that higher education can be wasted, n.b. that this woman was going for her Masters in counseling at the time.
Puh-leeze.
[Link: www.latimes.com...]

240 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:31:39pm

re: #225 jwb7605

You're a hard man to track down.

Watch out where you're walking in Louisville, it's open season on pedestrians and bike riders.

241 Spenser (with an S)  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:31:52pm

re: #228 Occasional Reader

On the bright side, this of course means that now you truly are...

Spenser For Hire

Heh. Thanks, I needed that.

242 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:31:55pm

re: #193 BatGuano

Gibbs is still floundering like a...a... flounder...a..a...a

Major Garret pointed out to him that the CBO estimated that creation of jobs in Obama's package will cost about $100,000 per year.
Gibbs said that 'I haven't seen that" Oooookay, they then went on to say something like, "Numbers are all over. People are using them to prove their point." The CBO is non parisan.!

243 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:32:12pm

re: #223 FurryOldGuyJeans

Mmmmm... flounder.

244 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:32:22pm

re: #235 MandyManners

Voting is a right. Driving is not.

Then what's with all the signs saying 'Keep Right?'

245 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:32:23pm

re: #238 jcm

Not qualified based on citizenship requirements. Skip to the next one.

Who headed up Treasurey then?

246 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:32:24pm
247 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:32:26pm

re: #197 Walter L. Newton

I'm back. Bar rags dry. Has Pelosi gotten any dumber while I was gone?


She's lost 5 million brain cells since you left.

248 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:32:32pm

re: #243 BatGuano

Mmmmm... flounder.

No fish threads.

249 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:32:36pm

re: #211 Dianna

Don't even think about that!

Kind of like baiting liberals who wanted to impeach Bush by saying you'd prefer Cheney as well.

But seriously, I was quite happy when Nancy led the "do-nothing" congress, since what they intend is far worse than status quo.

(Well, the consequences of what they intend. I'm sure they're trying to create a land of happy unicorns and all, but, well, the incompetance gets in the way.)

250 Spenser (with an S)  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:32:40pm

re: #232 WriterMom

Cool, thanks. Your nic is blue so I'll do that.

251 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:32:50pm

re: #228 Occasional Reader

On the bright side, this of course means that now you truly are...

Spenser For Hire

Where's a man called Hawk?

252 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:32:54pm

re: #194 Dianna

Someone answered above - evidently the line of succession is determined by when the cabinet department was formed.

That explains a lot.

I didn't see that, but according to Wiki (I know, not always the best source), the current succession is based on:

Presidential Succession Act of 1947

The section after discussing President Pro Tem reads:

(d)

(1) If, by reason of death, resignation, removal from office, inability, or failure to qualify, there is no President pro tempore to act as President under subsection (b) of this section, then the officer of the United States who is highest on the following list, and who is not under disability to discharge the powers and duties of the office of President shall act as President: Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Secretary of Homeland Security.

253 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:32:57pm

re: #243 BatGuano

Mmmmm... flounder.

Your shell not turn this into a fish pun thread!

254 astronmr20  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:33:26pm

I'm trying to imagine what would happen if Sarah Palin said that....

255 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:33:34pm

re: #213 Outrider

#4 Secretary of State. How was that supposed to have worked when Henry Kissinger was our SoS?

I believe the line would have passed over him, as he wasn't eligible.

256 jaunte  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:33:35pm

You have to give her a lot of credit for achieving her position with a 16.7 IQ.

257 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:33:43pm

re: #253 jcm

Even if it's just for the halibut?

258 Gretchen  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:33:51pm

re: #183 LC HOGHEAD

Sweet mother of God, with Hillary at #4, I hope the others have food tasters. And as yet another sign of the Apocalypse, she scares me less than the others.

259 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:33:59pm

re: #250 Spenser (with an S)

Yes-no problem. I should probably be able to look at it tomorrow or Friday.

260 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:34:01pm

re: #247 redstateredneck

She's lost 5 million brain cells since you left.

500 million. Math is hard.

261 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:34:03pm

re: #247 redstateredneck

She's lost 5 million brain cells since you left.

These politicians are on auto-pilot, I'll tell you, most of them, most of the time.

262 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:34:04pm

re: #253 jcm

Your shell not turn this into a fish pun thread!

Don't get crabby.

263 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:34:04pm

re: #254 astronmr20

It'd be breaking news with network programming interrupted.

264 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:34:10pm

re: #251 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Where's a man called Hawk?

You called?

265 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:34:24pm

re: #245 MandyManners

Who headed up Treasurey then?

David M. Kennedy, 1969
John B. Connally, 1971
George P. Shultz, 1972
William E. Simon, 1974
Link

266 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:34:27pm

re: #258 Gretchen

ROFL. Your comment just cracked me up.

267 Tigger2005  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:34:30pm

I vote Ron Paul.

268 Guanxi88  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:34:33pm

re: #263 tradewind

It'd be breaking news with network programming interrupted.

If network programming were interrupted, who would even notice?

269 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:34:40pm

re: #253 jcm

Your shell not turn this into a fish pun thread!

Nancy Pelosi has no sole.

270 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:34:42pm

re: #258 Gretchen

HRC looks much better as a CIC to me at this point than The One we have.

271 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:34:48pm

re: #18 redstateredneck

Has the soap dish won?

OK if we count the copied ballots too?

272 Gretchen  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:35:01pm

re: #218 Erik The Red

Newt Gingrich is smarter than Nancy 500 million times smarter.

273 redc1c4  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:35:04pm

re: #33 FrogMarch

Matt Lauer will be all over this.

/not.

does he even like women, let alone Granny McRictusface?

274 redheadredstate  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:35:06pm

Kind of reminds me of the old Cuba is only 90 miles off the coast of America meme from the early 60's. Only this time Pelosi is only 3 out from POTUS.

Shudder...

275 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:35:22pm
276 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:35:22pm

re: #257 Lincolntf

Even if it's just for the halibut?

Fish puns make me crabby.

277 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:35:24pm

re: #202 Spenser (with an S)

Oh, of course. I know my lizards.

Best wishes and prayers from me too.....

278 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:35:25pm

Which is smarter?

I guess that depends whether the soap dish is a Republican or a Democrat.

279 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:35:26pm

re: #251 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Where's a man called Hawk?

He went on to become a space station manager, last I heard.

280 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:35:41pm

re: #222 mattm

Scary indeed.

I've said it before, I'll say it now. Elections have consequeces. Congratulations, all you repubs. that didn't vote.

281 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:35:51pm

re: #271 debutaunt

OK if we count the copied ballots too?

Only if you can discern their intention.

282 jwb7605  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:35:53pm

re: #240 Walter L. Newton

Watch out where you're walking in Louisville, it's open season on pedestrians and bike riders.

No kidding.
I "knew" that guy, too. As did everybody in Louisville.
He looked like your basic "derelict", always with a bag of stuff which he would recycle and/or sell for scrap.
In reality, he had been diagnosed as "bipolar", and managed to get normal and off the psycho drugs.

Very intelligent, very personable man. He will be missed.

283 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:36:02pm

re: #278 Kenneth

LOL.

284 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:36:32pm
285 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:36:40pm

re: #276 jcm

Normally, me too. My reply was just a fluke.

286 bulwrk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:36:42pm

re: #278 Kenneth

Which is smarter?

I guess that depends whether the soap dish is a Republican or a Democrat.

It is a blue soap dish.

287 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:36:45pm

re: #268 Guanxi88

I'd be Lost by the end of the first 24.
I want entertainment when I kick back for an hour or two, not more reality, and certainly not news through the filter of the MSM.

288 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:36:46pm

re: #213 Outrider

#4 Secretary of State. How was that supposed to have worked when Henry Kissinger was our SoS?

He was ineligible, as was Madeline Albright.

Whether or not they possess presidential attributes, the total number of statutory presidential successors is, at most, sixteen - the Speaker of the House, the President pro tempore of the Senate, and the fourteen members of the cabinet. At any given moment, this number might be reduced by vacancies in these offices, the "inability" of the officers to act, or the ineligibility of some of these officers to assume presidential duties. An example of cabinet officers who are unable to act are those absent from Washington and unable to effectively communicate with Washington, as when several members of John Kennedy's cabinet were on board a jet over the Pacific en route to Japan on November 22, 1963. Cabinets not infrequently contain naturalized citizens who are ineligible to discharge presidential duties (e.g., Henry Kissinger in the Nixon and Ford Administrations, Madeleine Albright in the Clinton Administration, and Elaine Chao and Mel Martinez in the current Administration), which may further reduce the pool of potential statutory successors.

289 gregg  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:36:47pm

I see the support for the stimulus bill has fallen to 37%. I predict that we'll be hearing about the Fairness Act soon (since obviously the only reason the support has dropped is because of those mean radio hosts).

290 tackle  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:36:47pm

re: #214 Lincolntf

The press is acting some decent questions re:hypocrisy of Geithner approval vs. Daschle withdrawal.


Wondered about that myself. I'm glad someone's asking questions. IMO Geithner is worse than the others.

291 twincitiesgirl  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:36:48pm

I saw this posted last night in the link viewer with the caption Nancy Pelosi is dumber than a bag of hammers.

I mailed the video clip to everyone I know with the note, your tax money at work. This woman is an arrogant, incompetent idiot and needs to be stopped.

If everyone would get the word out, maybe they can lock her in a back room somewhere and throw away the key. I feel better knowing I did something, rather than feeling like a victim.

292 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:36:49pm

re: #242 opnion

Gibbs points out that he hasn't seen anything! He knows nothing, he's seen nothing, he hears nothing! The greatest orator since Cicero (sarc) has this uninformed boob as his spokesman!

293 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:36:55pm

re: #279 Occasional Reader

He went on to become a space station manager, last I heard.

Got promoted to Emissary after that.

294 redc1c4  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:37:00pm

re: #123 Occasional Reader

It's like we're passengers on an airliner in a hand basket, the cockpit door briefly swings open, and we notice that everyone inside is wearing a clown suit.

FTFY!

295 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:37:01pm

re: #280 Soona'

I believe a quote from Mandy Manners would be appropriate. I'm paraphrasing of course but..

I HOPE ALL YOU WHO DIDN'T VOTE FOR McCAIN ARE $#($&($ HAPPY NOW.

/wise lizard

296 IslandLibertarian  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:37:09pm

Don't blame Nancy.
Bush left so much stoopidness in Washington it has caused a complete lack of intelligence in the government.
I mean, just take "0"'s stimulus package. How STOOPID is that?

297 Dar ul Harb  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:37:39pm

re: #144 Bud Norton

Liberalism must encourage innumeracy; to lib politicians, numbers are just make-believe things that you toss around to signify bigness; any number will do, might as well be saying gazillion.

Don't you care about the 15 Brazilian people who lost their jobs?
/

298 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:37:42pm

re: #272 Gretchen

Newt Gingrich is smarter than Nancy 500 million times smarter.

No reference to Mr Gingrich meant.

299 astronmr20  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:37:44pm

re: #278 Kenneth

Which is smarter?

I guess that depends whether the soap dish is a Republican or a Democrat.

It's blue so..

I guess that's your answer? *shrugs*

300 gonecamping  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:37:59pm

Nance must be counting all the illegal aliens yet to be smuggled in.

301 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:38:10pm

re: #275 3 wood

Speaking of amusing youtube videos, here is one of Mark Haines of CNBC completely blowing up"clueless" claims made by Arianna Huffington.

Arianna! Oh, I can do the LGF equivalent of a double word score here - idiotarianism and creationism in one fell swoop. I once saw Huffington on the old "Politically Incorrect" television show. The topic of "animal rights" came up. Arianna chimed in that of course we have dominion to do whatever we want with animals, because it's clear in Genesis that God created Adam and Eve first, and then the animals later.

So; not only is she a creationist, but her biblical scholarship sucks.

302 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:38:11pm

re: #273 redc1c4

Presumably. He's married to some ex super-model.

303 GoIllini  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:38:19pm

re: #7 bulwrk

Which is Smarter: Nancy Pelosi or a Blue Soap Dish?

Plastic or ceramic?

Neither--Botox.

304 Peacekeeper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:38:35pm

500,000,000

305 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:38:47pm

re: #285 Lincolntf

Normally, me too. My reply was just a fluke.

Cod it out! Or I'll whale on you!
;-)

306 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:38:49pm

re: #292 BatGuano

Gibbs points out that he hasn't seen anything! He knows nothing, he's seen nothing, he hears nothing! The greatest orator since Cicero (sarc) has this uninformed boob as his spokesman!

He has Sgt Schultz as his press secretary?

307 redc1c4  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:38:50pm

re: #269 jcw46

Nancy Pelosi has no sole.

your efforts will flounder

308 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:39:08pm
309 phoenixgirl  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:39:15pm

is this a trick question?

310 Tigger2005  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:39:15pm

re: #297 Dar ul Harb

Don't you care about the 15 Brazilian people who lost their jobs?
/

I care about Gazillion. That old dinosaur hasn't made a movie for a long time.

311 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:40:29pm

re: #306 Kosh's Shadow

Apperently so, but Sgt. Schultz was more articulate.

312 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:40:37pm

re: #305 jcm

Cod it out! Or I'll whale on you!
;-)

Don't you think the economy is in shad enough shape?

313 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:40:48pm

re: #295 WriterMom

Damn straight. I would SOO much rather be whining about McCain's sucking up to a few Dems now than what we have in front of us.
At least the country would be a hell of a lot safer, and we wouldn't have to listen to Ahmadinnerjacket bragging that the US was toast.

314 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:40:58pm

re: #264 CyanSnowHawk

You called?

Had to see who would chime in first

315 redheadredstate  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:41:02pm

Not to carp about it or anything but do we really need to have the fishy thread again?

316 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:41:03pm

re: #290 tackle

I agree. Geithner should be a bigger deal than Daschle, for sure.

Oh, and I meant "asking" not "acting" in my earlier post.
Somehow 'acting' doesn't seem all that wrong, though.

317 lifeofthemind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:41:10pm

This is brilliant you see, the one thing that scares other powers is the thought that unpredictability could result in annihilation. The prospect of Pelosi or Byrd, or for that matter Biden becoming President should so terrify the Russians and the Chinese and various other thugs that they simply shut up and play nice. Or not in which case we are screwed.

Remember that Kissinger seriously started the Nixon is crazy rumor to get the Russians to go easy as Vietnam wound down.

318 A Kiwi Infidel  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:41:21pm

re: #308 MandyManners

[Link: bilesnarksneer.typepad.com...]


How did you get an up-ding for that! I just about lost my breakfast.

319 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:41:26pm

re: #280 Soona'

I've said it before, I'll say it now. Elections have consequeces. Congratulations, all you repubs. that didn't vote.

I've seen this a coupla times now.

Stop this unless you can show that 8 million folks didn't vote because they didn't like McCain.
Just saying this or because this is what you want to believe doesn't make it true. So POST A LINK TO SOME FACTS OR POLLS OR WHATEVER. Until then: STOP BLAMING AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY OF NON-VOTERS FOR THE CRAPTOPIA WE'RE IN. We're here because there are 56 million folks who believed what O said and because of THE LEFT WING MFM O-SUCKING MEDIA WHORE "journalists" refusing to question his bullsh!t.

320 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:41:34pm

re: #309 phoenixgirl

is this a trick question?


Need to phone a friend?

321 redc1c4  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:41:35pm

re: #305 jcm

Cod it out! Or I'll whale on you!
;-)

that's it! take them to school........

322 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:41:41pm

re: #234 chicagodudewhotrades

Line of succession for the cabinet secretaries is based on when the Department was formed. This is why Sec-State is ahead of Sec-Def

In 1792 the President pro tempore of the Senate was before the Speaker of the House. In 1886 Congressional succession was scrapped in favor of Cabinet replacements.

323 jcbunga  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:01pm

Pelosi is so blissfully spared from the ravages of intelligence.

324 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:01pm

re: #318 A Kiwi Infidel

How did you get an up-ding for that! I just about lost my breakfast.

It's the new LGF Diet.

325 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:01pm

re: #312 Kosh's Shadow

Ruh-Roe.

326 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:08pm

re: #275 3 wood

Speaking of amusing youtube videos, here is one of Mark Haines of CNBC completely blowing up"clueless" claims made by Arianna Huffington.

Ok, do you know what the most interesting thing about that video is? It's the fact that the female newscaster looked genuinely shocked that someone would question an opinion.

What in the hell has people come to if the reaction to serious debate is one of incredulous indignation (try to say that fast 3 times)?

Even if you consider yourself the best of a conservative, you can be infected with the same PC crap that the left has been inculcating into you for 20 or 30 years.

I see it all the time. It's not being polite, it's not being sensitive, it's being infected with PC, slowly but surely, in such a way that we don't even see it happening to us.

This video is a perfect example of what I am saying. Welcome to the Monkey House.

327 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:14pm

re: #315 redheadredstate

Not to carp about it or anything but do we really need to have the fishy thread again?

I'm glad you brought that out in the open.
Everyone else gills the lily.

328 HelloDare  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:15pm

Which has more facial expressions: Nancy Pelosi or a blue soap dish?

329 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:16pm

re: #292 BatGuano

Gibbs points out that he hasn't seen anything! He knows nothing, he's seen nothing, he hears nothing! The greatest orator since Cicero (sarc) has this uninformed boob as his spokesman!

Gibbs won't last. How long do you think that it will be before we see BHO on TV with Gibbs, sadly accepting his resignation so that Mr. Gibbs can spend more time with his family?

330 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:22pm

re: #318 A Kiwi Infidel

How did you get an up-ding for that! I just about lost my breakfast.

Mandy gets d+ngs for the f- bomb!

331 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:24pm

re: #312 Kosh's Shadow

Don't you think the economy is in shad enough shape?

Don't carp on the economy.

332 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:41pm

re: #315 redheadredstate

Not to carp about it or anything but do we really need to have the fishy thread again?

To difficult for you to tackle?

333 phoenixgirl  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:47pm

re: #320 redstateredneck

Need to phone a friend?

poll the audience

334 lifeofthemind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:56pm

Which is smarter Nancy Pelosi or a Blue Soap Dish?

Is that a European or an African Soap Dish?

335 A Kiwi Infidel  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:42:57pm

re: #311 BatGuano

Apperently so, but Sgt. Schultz was more articulate.

Compared to Pelosi, at least Sgt Shultz admitted "he knew nothink"

336 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:43:13pm

re: #315 redheadredstate

Not to carp about it or anything but do we really need to have the fishy thread again?

Agree. We've tackled that one before.

337 redheadredstate  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:43:20pm

re: #319 jcw46

I've seen this a coupla times now.

Stop this unless you can show that 8 million folks didn't vote because they didn't like McCain.
Just saying this or because this is what you want to believe doesn't make it true. So POST A LINK TO SOME FACTS OR POLLS OR WHATEVER. Until then: STOP BLAMING AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY OF NON-VOTERS FOR THE CRAPTOPIA WE'RE IN. We're here because there are 56 million folks who believed what O said and because of THE LEFT WING MFM O-SUCKING MEDIA WHORE "journalists" refusing to question his bullsh!t.

Not to mention that 95% of the black US population voted for him because of the color of his skin and not the content (or lack therof) of his character.

338 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:43:25pm

re: #319 jcw46

Actually, I've seen a representative sample of 'em rat cheer.
Extrapolating, you have to figure there were lots of non-votes from the R side.

339 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:43:33pm

re: #325 tradewind

Ruh-Roe.

To get back on subject, who's Pelosi's plastic sturgeon?

340 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:43:35pm

re: #254 astronmr20

I'm trying to imagine what would happen if Sarah Palin said that....

If Sarah Palin had claimed 500 million lost jobs she'd have her own skit on Saturday Night Live. In all fairness SNL can't find a good look alike for Nanci as Al Franken is too busy with the recount.

341 astronmr20  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:43:35pm

re: #319 jcw46

I've seen this a coupla times now.

Stop this unless you can show that 8 million folks didn't vote because they didn't like McCain.
Just saying this or because this is what you want to believe doesn't make it true. So POST A LINK TO SOME FACTS OR POLLS OR WHATEVER. Until then: STOP BLAMING AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY OF NON-VOTERS FOR THE CRAPTOPIA WE'RE IN. We're here because there are 56 million folks who believed what O said and because of THE LEFT WING MFM O-SUCKING MEDIA WHORE "journalists" refusing to question his bullsh!t.

Then why didn't they bother to show up when faced with the prospect of Obama as president?

They overslept?

342 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:43:39pm

re: #276 jcm

Fish puns make me crabby.

I'm just gonna clam up.....

343 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:43:49pm

re: #324 MandyManners

It's the new LGF Diet.

Did reine and ploome put it into the book?

344 lifeofthemind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:44:03pm

Remember Pelosi is smarter than Barbara Boxer.

345 Peacekeeper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:44:04pm

Maybe the botox is sinking deeper down.

346 A Kiwi Infidel  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:44:04pm

re: #330 jcm

Mandy gets d+ngs for the f- bomb!


Is this why my Karma rating is so low?

347 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:44:32pm

re: #307 redc1c4

your efforts will flounder

Don't be crappie about it.

348 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:44:47pm
349 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:45:05pm

What's with Pelosi, anyway? Why was she elected Speaker?

It's interesting that, to be elected, you don't even have to be a member of the House. All you need is a simple majority.

350 tackle  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:45:06pm

Gotta fly.

351 DeerMusic  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:45:10pm

It's sad that there should be someone in so important a position in our government who aspires to mediocrity.

352 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:45:12pm

re: #252 subsailor68

re: #322 FurryOldGuyJeans

In 1792 the President pro tempore of the Senate was before the Speaker of the House. In 1886 Congressional succession was scrapped in favor of Cabinet replacements.

Yep, and it appears the latest is covered in the succession act of 1947 (see my link above).

353 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:45:25pm
354 redc1c4  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:45:25pm

re: #336 redstateredneck

Agree. We've tackled that one before.

what was the net result?

355 HelloDare  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:45:36pm
356 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:45:39pm

re: #342 LGoPs

I'm just gonna clam up.....

Then why did you mussel in?

357 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:00pm

re: #354 redc1c4

what was the net result?

Okay, you guys are just in-seine.

;-)

358 jcbunga  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:03pm

Remember her "10-pound anvil" comment?

What is that, a nerf anvil?

Who uses a 10-pound anvil?

Can you imagine if she and Biden produced an offspring?

359 astronmr20  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:10pm

re: #349 godfrey

What's with Pelosi, anyway? Why was she elected Speaker?

It's interesting that, to be elected, you don't even have to be a member of the House. All you need is a simple majority.

Race and gender politics drive the Democrat party.

360 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:11pm
361 formercorpsman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:11pm

fuzzy math.

362 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:17pm
363 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:24pm

re: #297 Dar ul Harb

Don't you care about the 15 Brazilian people who lost their jobs?
/

15 Brazilian people? If they're all models, you might want to contact Occassional Reader.

364 A Kiwi Infidel  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:25pm

BBIAW

365 lifeofthemind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:26pm

Amazing to contemplate for those who remember the possibility that Carl Albert could have become President.

366 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:29pm

re: #357 subsailor68

Okay, you guys are just in-seine.

;-)

Brilliant.

367 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:32pm

re: #329 opnion

Hee hee hee!

368 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:38pm

Enough fish puns! The big news is the financial crisis. Let's talk about the TARP... on topic!

369 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:51pm

I've got it! I was driving the boys to PE when it came to me.

You have to use Obama-math. Silly Lizards, we're only counting everyone once, and he made it clear that some people are multiples.

Take the Rev. Jeremiah Wright: there was the mentor that BHO talked about in his book, and then there was the one caught on tape damning America.

BHO said, "That's not the Jeremiah Wright I knew," so there must be more than one of Jeremiah Wright!

There's the Bill Ayers who launched Obama's career and got him a job, and then there's the one who was just a guy in the neighborhood.

That's how there are so many people to lose jobs. We weren't counting wright.

(Please don't tell me I made a typo. I didn't.)

370 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:52pm

re: #307 redc1c4

Quit carping... or you will get schooled.

371 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:46:55pm

re: #334 lifeofthemind

Which is smarter Nancy Pelosi or a Blue Soap Dish?

Is that a European or an African Soap Dish?

Hey leave "us" poor Africans out of this///
We don't even have soap here.

372 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:47:06pm

re: #355 HelloDare

Talk about your blue soap dish...


Smarter and better looking.

373 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:47:10pm

re: #347 jcw46

Don't be crappie about it.

You sit there on a Perch and throw Darts.
You can do batter......

374 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:47:14pm

re: #366 MandyManners

Brilliant.

Hi Mandy!

(blushes)

375 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:47:22pm

re: #326 Walter L. Newton

Ok, do you know what the most interesting thing about that video is? It's the fact that the female newscaster looked genuinely shocked that someone would question an opinion.

What in the hell has people come to if the reaction to serious debate is one of incredulous indignation (try to say that fast 3 times)?

Even if you consider yourself the best of a conservative, you can be infected with the same PC crap that the left has been inculcating into you for 20 or 30 years.

I see it all the time. It's not being polite, it's not being sensitive, it's being infected with PC, slowly but surely, in such a way that we don't even see it happening to us.

This video is a perfect example of what I am saying. Welcome to the Monkey House.

I've seen it HERE a lot!

376 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:47:27pm

re: #360 taxfreekiller

Think about it.

If you were out to crush the Democrats and wanted an inside helper,

Who would you hire who would do all this crazy ass shit for free..

Not one better than Pelosi.

She's a Rovian plant!

ROVE, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD!

377 nyc redneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:47:32pm

re: #313 tradewind

Damn straight. I would SOO much rather be whining about McCain's sucking up to a few Dems now than what we have in front of us.
At least the country would be a hell of a lot safer, and we wouldn't have to listen to Ahmadinnerjacket bragging that the US was toast.

i couldn't agree more but just remember this, we will survive O and after his disgraceful reign, libs won't get near the white house for years.
there's our silver lining regarding this socialist fool.

378 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:47:42pm

Ok, I said I didn't want a seafood thread, and I get one anyway. So, forget it, I'm going to take a nap with the fishes. Be back later (but before LOST).

379 mean Gene  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:47:57pm

re: #332 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

To difficult for you to tackle?

If it were 0bama you'd have to have a pole first.

380 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:47:57pm

re: #339 Kosh's Shadow

None needed, it's just a needle. Any nurse shark can do it.

381 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:48:06pm
382 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:48:10pm
383 HelloDare  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:48:10pm

Which is scummier: Nancy Pelosi or a blue soap dish?

384 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:48:12pm

When it comes to making fish puns, I will be the sole survivor.

385 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:48:14pm

re: #378 Walter L. Newton

Ok, I said I didn't want a seafood thread, and I get one anyway. So, forget it, I'm going to take a nap with the fishes. Be back later (but before LOST).

Have a good nap, Luca.

386 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:48:25pm

re: #378 Walter L. Newton

Ok, I said I didn't want a seafood thread, and I get one anyway. So, forget it, I'm going to take a nap with the fishes. Be back later (but before LOST).

Walter says....
Fin!

387 astronmr20  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:48:34pm

re: #377 nyc redneck

i couldn't agree more but just remember this, we will survive O and after his disgraceful reign, libs won't get near the white house for years.
there's our silver lining regarding this socialist fool.

It all depends how long the media is able to cover for him.

388 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:48:35pm

re: #305 jcm

Cod it out! Or I'll whale on you!
;-)

For Seaven's Hake.....cut it out

389 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:48:38pm

re: #341 astronmr20

Then why didn't they bother to show up when faced with the prospect of Obama as president?

They overslept?

Can you read? I'm questioning the numbers. Prove that enough people didn't show up because they hated McCain.

390 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:48:39pm

re: #362 ploome hineni

you guys are so pickerel

Can't you come up with something fresh? That was pretty danged muskie.

391 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:48:55pm

re: #383 HelloDare

Which is scummier: Nancy Pelosi or a blue soap dish?

You can clean the scum off a blue soap dish. Not so sure about Nancy Pelosi.

392 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:49:02pm
393 lifeofthemind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:49:05pm

re: #384 godfrey

When it comes to making fish puns, I will be the sole survivor.

This pun thread is Dover.

394 Wishing  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:49:18pm

re: #355 HelloDare

Talk about your blue soap dish...

Um, I think that is a candy dish?

396 drj  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:49:37pm

so, out of 300,000,000 americans, 500,000,000 lose their jobs every month?

sad product of public education, or sad product of democratic party, or both?

397 redheadredstate  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:49:38pm

Those fishy threads lox substance!

398 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:49:40pm

re: #388 LGoPs

For Seaven's Hake.....cut it out

A Spoonerism! Wonderful!

You must be bream-ing from ear to ear.

399 jaunte  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:49:43pm

re: #393 lifeofthemind

This pun thread is Dover.

Listen to the O, and scale back.

400 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:49:45pm

re: #301 Occasional Reader

Arianna! Oh, I can do the LGF equivalent of a double word score here - idiotarianism and creationism in one fell swoop. I once saw Huffington on the old "Politically Incorrect" television show. The topic of "animal rights" came up. Arianna chimed in that of course we have dominion to do whatever we want with animals, because it's clear in Genesis that God created Adam and Eve first, and then the animals later.

So; not only is she a creationist, but her biblical scholarship sucks.

Of similar entertainment value is reading the comments by the assembly of losers, drug addicts, anti-Semites, and the generally brain scrambled posters she has on her website posting comments defending her wacked out ravings.

Take a good look at the stock prices for Citigroup, B of A and so forth Arianna, The stockholders equity has been all but wiped out.

The bank deal is not about propping up the equity holders, they are toast. it's about trying to get the banking system functioning normally again.

Some people abuse the privilege of being "box of rocks" dumb.

Arriana Huffington is one of them.

401 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:49:55pm

These fish puns are giving me haddock.

402 Tumulus11  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:50:03pm

. The White House press pool, sensing Obama's weakness, begins to circle:

Reporter:
'Just to get back to the question of what would be fixed .... without belaboring it ..... but ...'


Robert Gibbs, sarcastically:
'Why would the third question belabor it ....'

403 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:50:12pm

re: #392 ploome hineni

You'll never believe I have to run to a meeting, but I do.

/shakes fist

404 HelloDare  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:50:16pm

re: #394 Wishing

Um, I think that is a candy dish?

Nope, that's a mermaid. It's for sale as a soap dish.

405 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:50:17pm

re: #390 pre-Boomer Marine brat

Can't you come up with something fresh? That was pretty danged muskie.

Walleye should smack you for that.

406 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:50:19pm

re: #305 jcm

Cod it out! Or I'll whale on you!
;-)

He'll roe the day if you do whale on him......

407 FrogMarch  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:50:34pm

More proof that the soap dish is winning
stinky.

408 LC HOGHEAD  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:50:42pm

re: #316 Lincolntf I agree. Geithner should be a bigger deal than Daschle, for sure.


Just wait till you hear about Hilda Solis............

409 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:50:55pm

re: #384 godfrey

When it comes to making fish puns, I will be the sole survivor.

Hardly. I'll have your head on a pike long before that.

410 jaunte  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:51:05pm

re: #401 BatGuano

You should sardinely take something for that.

411 Achilles Tang  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:51:09pm

500 million may be a slip of the tongue or a storm in a soap dish, but is 500,000 per month any more justifiable? Where does the number come from?

412 gonecamping  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:51:22pm

If you take Obama, you'll have a floating leader( he claims to walk on water anyways).re: #350 tackle

Gotta fly.

413 dentate  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:51:43pm

re: #357 subsailor68

Okay, you guys are just in-seine.

;-)

You had to goby that way. By the way, is Sanjay Gupta still up for sturgeon general, now that the roe over Daschle is over?

414 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:51:57pm

re: #407 FrogMarch

More proof that the soap dish is winning
stinky.

Somehow that fits in perfectly with the fish puns.

415 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:51:58pm

re: #338 tradewind

Actually, I've seen a representative sample of 'em rat cheer.
Extrapolating, you have to figure there were lots of non-votes from the R side.


Sorry, anecdotal evidence that you've seen a representative sample is not enough. surely there's someone somewhere that did a poll or survey about this? I'm just saying BLAME THE ONES WHO VOTED.! not some mysterious number of possible McCain haters who may or may not have voted.

416 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:00pm
417 HelloDare  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:17pm

re: #394 Wishing

Um, I think that is a candy dish?

Actually, it's on two websites. One has it as a soap dish. One has it as a "soap or coin dish". Either way, it's smarter than Pelosi.

418 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:18pm

re: #332 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

To difficult for you to tackle?

These fish puns are pretty crappy.

419 Ay, Caramba  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:20pm

500 million wrinkles on that face.

420 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:20pm

Well, at least here she just misspoke. Dumb, but not a willful lie like Hillary's "misspeaking" about landing under fire in the Balkans.

(The link is hilarious, and you probably haven't seen it...)

421 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:22pm

re: #406 LGoPs

He'll roe the day if you do whale on him......

Man, a tee'd off LGoPs is clearly not to be messed with.

422 redc1c4  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:32pm

re: #369 EmmmieG

I've got it! I was driving the boys to PE when it came to me.

You have to use Obama-math. Silly Lizards, we're only counting everyone once, and he made it clear that some people are multiples.

Take the Rev. Jeremiah Wright: there was the mentor that BHO talked about in his book, and then there was the one caught on tape damning America.

BHO said, "That's not the Jeremiah Wright I knew," so there must be more than one of Jeremiah Wright!

There's the Bill Ayers who launched Obama's career and got him a job, and then there's the one who was just a guy in the neighborhood.

That's how there are so many people to lose jobs. We weren't counting wright.

(Please don't tell me I made a typo. I didn't.)

so, if we don't count wright, we're wrong?

423 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:32pm

re: #411 Naso Tang

500 million may be a slip of the tongue or a storm in a soap dish, but is 500,000 per month any more justifiable? Where does the number come from?

Her tongue would have to have slipped TWICE then. The figure she tossed out was no unintended gaffe.

424 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:33pm

re: #197 Walter L. Newton

I'm back. Bar rags dry. Has Pelosi gotten any dumber while I was gone?

Dumb as a wet bar rag.

425 astronmr20  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:39pm

re: #389 jcw46

Can you read? I'm questioning the numbers. Prove that enough people didn't show up because they hated McCain.

I never said they did hate McCain. They were simply de-motivated and tired of being bullshitted by their government. God bless John McCain, but he wasn't a motivator. Conservative voters were/ are disenfranchised.

What's so hard about that to understand? Do I need to explain to you how much the Republican party shit on conservatives for 8 years?

426 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:45pm
427 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:47pm

re: #410 jaunte

You should sardinely take something for that.

Do not carp!

428 Achilles Tang  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:49pm

Good grief, I just looked up and saw the puns.

429 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:50pm

re: #326 Walter L. Newton

Ok, do you know what the most interesting thing about that video is? It's the fact that the female newscaster looked genuinely shocked that someone would question an opinion.

She's friends with Huffington, so she was looking properly outrages to not get ragged on later.

That newscaster is not exactly a Mensa Society candidate, either.

430 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:52:59pm

re: #413 dentate

You had to goby that way. By the way, is Sanjay Gupta still up for sturgeon general, now that the roe over Daschle is over?

Minnow know. Is he?

431 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:53:06pm

re: #417 HelloDare

Actually, it's on two websites. One has it as a soap dish. One has it as a "soap or coin dish". Either way, it's smarter than Pelosi.

I think my dishwasher is smarter than Pelosi. I know my microwave is.

432 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:53:08pm

New rule for threads that dissolve into punfest: No repeats, please.
Once used, can't be re-used.

433 eschew_obfuscation  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:53:22pm

re: #308 MandyManners

[Link: bilesnarksneer.typepad.com...]

Oh great! Now my monitor has a crack in it ....

I owe you one ;~)

434 HelloDare  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:53:32pm

Pelosi's face is pulled so tight, her nose is sharp enough to puncture a beer can.

435 jaunte  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:53:40pm

re: #427 opnion

If we all take a pill for the haddock, we could get a grouper ate.

436 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:53:41pm

re: #357 subsailor68

Okay, you guys are just in-seine.

;-)

I don't understand the porpoise of your comment......

437 bulwrk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:53:44pm

I codn't help but notice that we already had a fish pun thread a month ago.

439 astronmr20  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:53:54pm

re: #416 taxfreekiller

300,000,000 Americans

100,000,000 voted

Where for art thou ye 200,000,00 do nothings?

How many are of voting age?

440 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:54:09pm

re: #413 dentate

You had to goby that way. By the way, is Sanjay Gupta still up for sturgeon general, now that the roe over Daschle is over?

I'm urchin you all to put a stop to this bream-dead punning.

441 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:54:12pm

re: #358 jcbunga

Remember her "10-pound anvil" comment?

What is that, a nerf anvil?

Who uses a 10-pound anvil?

Can you imagine if she and Biden produced an offspring?


Here ya go.

442 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:54:13pm
443 nyc redneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:54:24pm

re: #434 HelloDare

Pelosi's face is pulled so tight, her nose is sharp enough to puncture a beer can.

or cut gov't cheese.

444 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:54:29pm

re: #305 jcm

re: #315 redheadredstate

I'll clam up if you guys do.

445 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:54:30pm

re: #431 Honorary Yooper

Isn't that the truth: They both know how to shut themselves off.

446 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:54:33pm

re: #432 tradewind

New rule for threads that dissolve into punfest: No repeats, please.
Once used, can't be re-used.

Stop your carping you sole-less barnacle.

447 MJ  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:54:43pm

For Nazi Doctor, New Life in Cairo Provided a Haven

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

448 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:54:55pm

re: #437 bulwrk

I codn't help but notice that we already had a fish pun thread a month ago.

It worked for Arafish.

449 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:54:55pm

Charles,

This thread should have come with a poll, IMHO.

450 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:55:01pm

I love puns. Can't do them. Can we change to a boobie thread?

451 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:55:22pm
452 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:55:23pm

re: #360 taxfreekiller

Think about it.

If you were out to crush the Democrats and wanted an inside helper,

Who would you hire who would do all this crazy ass shit for free..

Not one better than Pelosi.

As someone much more clever than me once said, it;'s like watching a 2 year old play with a nail gun.

453 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:55:31pm

re: #434 HelloDare

Pelosi's face is pulled so tight, her nose is sharp enough to puncture a beer can.


Really, I think that the placement of her eyes on her forehead is rather attractive.

454 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:55:32pm

re: #438 phoenixgirl

consider yourself warned, CATASTROPHE COMING IF CONGRESS DOESN'T ACT!

The only catastrope that'll happen is if that bill passes Congress and is signed by President Zero.

455 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:55:33pm

re: #432 tradewind

New rule for threads that dissolve into punfest: No repeats, please.
Once used, can't be re-used.

Re Pun Sole
Re Pun Sole
Ding down - you're there

456 HelloDare  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:55:49pm

re: #449 DeafDog

Charles,

This thread should have come with a poll, IMHO.

Ron Paul would have won.

457 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:55:54pm

re: #446 Honorary Yooper
(Argh, that's at least a three-peat).
:)

458 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:55:56pm

re: #409 pre-Boomer Marine brat

Hardly. I'll have your head on a pike long before that.

Not if I tell Garibaldi first.

459 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:55:57pm

re: #436 LGoPs

I don't understand the porpoise of your comment......

I'd have thought it was octopus. Orca-nt you see it?

460 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:56:02pm

re: #377 nyc redneck

i couldn't agree more but just remember this, we will survive O and after his disgraceful reign, libs won't get near the white house for years.
there's our silver lining regarding this socialist fool.

No one will get near the White House because it will be radioactive.
/I hope not

461 Ay, Caramba  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:56:03pm

re: #446 Honorary Yooper

Stop your carping you sole-less barnacle.

yes, nothing from oysterday

462 2by2  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:56:11pm

re: #440 Occasional Reader

I'm urchin you all to put a stop to this bream-dead punning.

I'm eeling badly already..

463 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:56:19pm

re: #450 Erik The Red

Boobies! I can do both.

464 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:56:19pm

re: #390 pre-Boomer Marine brat

Can't you come up with something fresh? That was pretty danged muskie.

I though I smelt something funnny......

465 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:56:23pm

re: #411 Naso Tang

500 million may be a slip of the tongue or a storm in a soap dish, but is 500,000 per month any more justifiable? Where does the number come from?

Slip of the tongue is likely.

THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION: DECEMBER 2008

Nonfarm payroll employment declined sharply in December, and the unemployment rate rose from 6.8 to 7.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Payroll employment fell by 524,000 over the month and by 1.9 million over the last 4 months of 2008. In December, job losses were large and widespread across most major industry sectors.

466 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:56:42pm
467 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:57:05pm

re: #450 Erik The Red

I love puns. Can't do them. Can we change to a boobie thread?

Only if they're 38KKKs.

468 Wishing  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:57:13pm

re: #438 phoenixgirl

consider yourself warned, CATASTROPHE COMING IF CONGRESS DOESN'T ACT!

snip: Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, as well as Ben Nelson, D-Neb., have tentatively agreed to cutting more than $50 billion from the bill, a Nelson spokesman said, though details weren't yet available.

It is a $900 Billion dollar package and they are doing their job to get 50 cut? GIVE ME A BREAK.

469 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:57:27pm

re: #466 ploome hineni

they have their plaice

Perfect!

470 Ay, Caramba  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:57:28pm

re: #467 Honorary Yooper

that's racist

471 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:57:48pm

re: #462 2by2

I'm eeling badly already..

I'm sur u bi pretty upset about it.


(getting into the more obscure fish category)

472 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:58:08pm

re: #358 jcbunga

Remember her "10-pound anvil" comment?

What is that, a nerf anvil?

Who uses a 10-pound anvil?

Can you imagine if she and Biden produced an offspring?

Frank Zappa wrote a song about such a creature:

473 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:58:10pm

re: #395 FurryOldGuyJeans

Final total for O is nearly 69.5M voters, not 56M, nearly 60M for McCain; the results certified bu Congress.

Thanks for the update on the math. I have yet to hear anybody give some evidence showing that the 9 million votes were from discruntled conservatives. anyone? anyone? bueler? bueler?

474 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:58:12pm

re: #416 taxfreekiller

300,000,000 Americans

100,000,000 voted

Where for art thou ye 200,000,00 do nothings?

231,229,580 voting age, not all eligible.

475 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:58:19pm

Who are we making fun of this afternoon?

476 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:58:50pm
477 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:58:54pm

re: #467 Honorary Yooper

Only if they're 38KKKs.

A Lizard posted one like that a few months ago. Damn fine but I did not save the link.(asshat me)

478 phoenixgirl  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:58:54pm

re: #450 Erik The Red

I love puns. Can't do them. Can we change to a boobie thread?

38KKK

479 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:58:58pm
480 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:59:04pm

This is your brain.
This is your brain on Botox.
Any questions?

481 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:59:08pm

Judge Unseals Government Evidence Against Barry Bonds

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Wednesday unsealed hundreds of pages of court documents at the heart of the government's criminal case against Barry Bonds, including positive drug tests that prosecutors linked to the home run king.

Another one caught doping.
//

Big surprise here.
Still the undisputed Home Run King "Hammerin" Hank Aaron.

482 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:59:12pm

re: #410 jaunte

You should sardinely take something for that.

Could you repeat that louder , my herring is not so good

483 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:59:12pm

re: #475 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Who are we making fun of this afternoon?

Fishy congress poissions

484 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:59:25pm

re: #470 Ay, Caramba

that's racist

So this lady's boobs are racist now? I thought they were just fake.

485 Racer X  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:59:27pm

I can't take NEmo

486 Outrider  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:59:27pm

re: #288 FurryOldGuyJeans

I know my opinion means nothing at that level, but I sure don't like the idea of someone assuming the office of POTUS that was never elected to ANY office, that is merely an appointee, as a political favor.

487 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:59:35pm
488 2by2  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:59:50pm

re: #471 Occasional Reader

I'm sur u bi pretty upset about it.

(getting into the more obscure fish category)

yep, but I realize that I'm sharking at the moon.....

489 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:59:55pm
490 jaunte  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:00:02pm

re: #482 LGoPs

Could you repeat that louder , my herring is not so good

I don't want to be a yellyfish.

491 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:00:24pm

re: #473 jcw46

Thanks for the update on the math. I have yet to hear anybody give some evidence showing that the 9 million votes were from discruntled conservatives. anyone? anyone? bueler? bueler?

All I can give is anecdotal information culled from those I have spoken with. The 8 Republican/Conservative voters who didn't vote in 2008 did so because McCain wasn't conservative enough.

492 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:00:37pm

re: #478 phoenixgirl

38KKK

She's got quite the inflatable pillows.

493 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:00:41pm

re: #416 taxfreekiller

300,000,000 Americans

100,000,000 voted

Where for art thou ye 200,000,00 do nothings?

Got to figure 20-30% cant vote

494 thefallingman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:00:48pm

Nancy "The Botox" Pelosi may not be very bright, but I have to say she is crafty. Look at how she was able to get the minimum wage jacked up everywhere but Guam so it wouldn't impact her family's tuna-canning plant.

495 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:00pm
496 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:13pm

re: #479 ploome hineni

:D

(the wisdom of Salmon)

Okay, how long ya been savin' that one?

:-)

497 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:17pm

re: #471 Occasional Reader

I'm sur u bi pretty upset about it.


(getting into the more obscure fish category)

aka - jumping the fish pun shark

498 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:26pm

re: #482 LGoPs

Could you repeat that louder , my herring is not so good

Twist the speaker toward your ear... angl'er a little closer.

499 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:27pm

re: #478 phoenixgirl

38KKK

Not the picture I was looking for but {thank you}

500 ROPMA  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:32pm

OT-from the Onion


WASHINGTON—Following Barack Obama's appointment to his cabinet of several veteran Clinton administration officials and a number of others with extensive backgrounds in their respective fields, former left-wing supporters of the new president expressed shock and outrage at the combined experience and competence of his choices.

"What we want in a cabinet is the same thing we want in a president: people who spout rhetoric about universal health care, say they were against the war from the start, and have absolutely no experience implementing any policies," influential liberal blogger Chris Bowers wrote in a post criticizing the nomination of former deputy attorney general Eric Holder for attorney general. "As we sink deeper into a global economic recession and fight the battle against climate change, it is imperative that Obama nominate people who have no idea how to wield power in our massive federal bureaucracy." Bowers added that liberal Democrats would be comforted if Obama at least changed his mind and decided to name the 34-year-old Bowers or a blogger from Daily Kos secretary of homeland security.

501 Dar ul Harb  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:40pm

re: #376 MandyManners

She's a Rovian plant!

ROVE, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD!

A plant?

You mean like a pod person?

502 HelloDare  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:44pm

How about mandatory drug testing for members of congress.

Pelosi is either on something or should be on something.

503 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:44pm
504 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:47pm

re: #464 LGoPs

I though I smelt something funnny......

I coelacanth stay away from these puns.

505 eschew_obfuscation  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:50pm

re: #472 Kosh's Shadow

Frank Zappa wrote a song about such a creature:

[Video]

That brings several things to mind...

1) Dental Floss
2) Moon Units
3) (ok...only a couple)

506 MrSilverDragon  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:52pm

re: #480 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

This is your brain.
This is your brain on Botox.
Any questions?

Yes, just one... what were we talking about?... oooh a penny.

507 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:01:53pm

re: #494 thefallingman

Nancy "The Botox" Pelosi may not be very bright, but I have to say she is crafty. Look at how she was able to get the minimum wage jacked up everywhere but Guam so it wouldn't impact her family's tuna-canning plant.

That was really canny of her!

508 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:02:03pm

re: #486 Outrider

I know my opinion means nothing at that level, but I sure don't like the idea of someone assuming the office of POTUS that was never elected to ANY office, that is merely an appointee, as a political favor.

Get Congress to propose getting the Constitution amended then.

509 redheadredstate  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:02:06pm

re: #481 jorline

Judge Unseals Government Evidence Against Barry Bonds


Another one caught doping.
//

Big surprise here.
Still the undisputed Home Run King "Hammerin" Hank Aaron.

I'm related to the the pitcher who put BB in the Hall of Infamy. The way he figures it he and Al Cowling (spelling?) and do appearances together.

510 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:02:15pm

re: #471 Occasional Reader

I'm sur u bi pretty upset about it.


(getting into the more obscure fish category)

We octopus this thread off a cliff.

511 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:02:17pm

re: #425 astronmr20

I never said they did hate McCain. They were simply de-motivated and tired of being bullshitted by their government. God bless John McCain, but he wasn't a motivator. Conservative voters were/ are disenfranchised.

What's so hard about that to understand? Do I need to explain to you how much the Republican party shit on conservatives for 8 years?


Ok not "hated" but show me there were 9 million disgruntled conservatives. McCain lost because 9 million more people voted for O. Don't blame the loss on an ephemeral 'disenfrancised conservative voters' numbering 9 million who didn't vote.
Face Facts: McCain didn't more votes than Obama.

512 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:02:32pm

re: #492 Honorary Yooper

She's got quite the inflatable pillows.

That's a figure thats bound to lead to serious lower back pain.

And she may have trouble too.

513 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:02:43pm

re: #494 thefallingman

Nancy "The Botox" Pelosi may not be very bright, but I have to say she is crafty. Look at how she was able to get the minimum wage jacked up everywhere but Guam so it wouldn't impact her family's tuna-canning plant.

What the hell's good about being speaker of the house if you can't enrich your own family, fer cryin' out loud?

514 FrogMarch  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:02:46pm

re: #468 Wishing

snip: Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, as well as Ben Nelson, D-Neb., have tentatively agreed to cutting more than $50 billion from the bill, a Nelson spokesman said, though details weren't yet available.

It is a $900 Billion dollar package and they are doing their job to get 50 cut? GIVE ME A BREAK.

no kidding. Piss off Rinos.

515 mattm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:02:50pm

Wasn't this the same women who said the average price of gas in SF was under $2/gal when the average national price was around or over $4/gallon this past summer?

516 Ojoe  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:02:55pm
517 nyc redneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:02:56pm

re: #495 taxfreekiller

that is the no. one problem in America

more do nothings , than do'ers

there's billions in the porkulus plan for them.
welfare disguised as tax refunds.
(our money)

518 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:02:59pm

re: #504 pre-Boomer Marine brat

I coelacanth stay away from these puns.

Wow! I do believe you've turned this into the Compleat Angler thread.

519 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:03:01pm

re: #503 ploome hineni

it's getting quite roughy here

Strange, we usually maintain a sunny disposition.

520 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:03:07pm

re: #443 nyc redneck

or cut gov't cheese.

I'll have a welfare cheese on rye please.

521 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:03:09pm
522 Athos  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:03:17pm

And these are the 'best and brightest' - who will bring us 'hope and change'?

Are we certain that they weren't referencing the enemy when they were talking about 'hope and change'? All I see is more 'hope and change' for our enemies given these examples of national leadership - Obama, Biden, Pelosi, and Reid.

How the %^&$ did we lose to these clowns?

523 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:04:01pm

re: #521 ploome hineni

I waited a ling time to find the right perch for that

Gar gar gar gar gar!

524 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:04:08pm

re: #521 ploome hineni

I waited a ling time to find the right perch for that

Okay, now you're just being koi.

525 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:04:08pm

re: #512 DaddyG

That's a figure thats bound to lead to serious lower back pain.

And she may have trouble too.

Boobie puns//

526 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:04:16pm

re: #449 DeafDog

Charles,

This thread should have come with a poll, IMHO.

A fishing poll, perhaps?

527 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:04:44pm

The market closed down today. The Dow lost 1.53%, the S&P lost 0.78% and the NASDAQ lost 0.08%.

Since the Messiah was sworn in the Dow has dropped 4% and the S&P has dropped 2.2%

Declining issues slightly led advancing issues.

528 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:04:53pm

All this talk of fish sticks in my craw.

529 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:05:07pm

re: #522 Athos

And these are the 'best and brightest' - who will bring us 'hope and change'?

Are we certain that they weren't referencing the enemy when they were talking about 'hope and change'? All I see is more 'hope and change' for our enemies given these examples of national leadership - Obama, Biden, Pelosi, and Reid.

How the %^&$ did we lose to these clowns?

A Republican majority trying to outspend Dems, and a President that was by no stretch of the imagination a fiscal conservative.

530 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:05:11pm

re: #474 jcm

231,229,580 voting age, not all eligible.

Plus who's to say they would have voted for McCain?

531 bosforus  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:05:13pm
Which is Smarter: Nancy Pelosi or a Blue Soap Dish?


Give a blue soap dish some credit, will ya?

532 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:05:17pm
533 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:05:25pm

re: #518 subsailor68

Wow! I do believe you've turned this into the Compleat Angler thread.

Nope!
It's Nessie-sary to state that I did NOT start this one!

534 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:05:30pm
535 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:05:34pm
536 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:05:41pm

re: #481 jorline

Still the undisputed Home Run King "Hammerin" Hank Aaron.

Absolutely 100% dead on.

In fact, I would go so far as to take any mention of bonds out of the Hall of Fame

537 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:06:17pm

re: #522 Athos

And these are the 'best and brightest' - who will bring us 'hope and change'?

Are we certain that they weren't referencing the enemy when they were talking about 'hope and change'? All I see is more 'hope and change' for our enemies given these examples of national leadership - Obama, Biden, Pelosi, and Reid.

How the %^&$ did we lose to these clowns?

By running the best centrist moderate consensus-building aisle-reacher-acrosser non-Bush the MSM we could find.

And frankly, out of all the candidates (including my favorite, who was IIRC at least one of the FIRST to bite it), none would have beaten Obama's pretty style and the rampant BDS sufferers. IMO, of course.

538 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:06:20pm

Russia welcomes Barack Obama call to cut nuclear weapons

Sergei Ivanov, Russia's deputy prime minister, has welcomed the move to cut warheads by 80 per cent, which is linked to a rethink in Washington of US plans for a missile defence shield in Eastern Europe.


No nukes.
No missile defense.

[deleted][deleted][deleted][deleted][deleted]

Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
Ronald Reagan

539 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:06:21pm

Does Pelosi think we are some kind of sucker? My sturgeon is still working - he just bought a new sting ray. He's kind of a tang man.

540 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:06:28pm

re: #536 3 wood

Absolutely 100% dead on.

In fact, I would go so far as to take any mention of bonds out of the Hall of Fame

That may happen, I understand.

541 Athos  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:06:36pm

re: #527 3 wood

The market closed down today. The Dow lost 1.53%, the S&P lost 0.78% and the NASDAQ lost 0.08%.

Since the Messiah was sworn in the Dow has dropped 4% and the S&P has dropped 2.2%

Declining issues slightly led advancing issues.

I think the Dow is down about 20% from Election Day.......

The only one celebrating still is Carter......if Obama implodes within the first 100 days (a very real possibility), he will redeem Carter from being the worst President in the last 150 years......

542 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:06:54pm

re: #528 Occasional Reader

All this talk of fish sticks in my craw.

Crabby!

543 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:06:55pm

re: #478 phoenixgirl

38KKK

They call them record breaking. I think many women would call them back breaking.

544 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:07:03pm

re: #475 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Who are we making fun of this afternoon?

avanti?

545 bosforus  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:07:17pm

500,000,000 is the new 9,000

546 Ojoe  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:07:20pm

Bad puns lead to fish ti cuffs and perhaps a sock eye.

547 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:07:24pm

re: #541 Athos

I think the Dow is down about 20% from Election Day.......

The only one celebrating still is Carter......if Obama implodes within the first 100 days (a very real possibility), he will redeem Carter from being the worst President in the last 150 years......

Not so sure, Carter just won't shut up while he is ahead.

548 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:07:37pm

re: #528 Occasional Reader

All this talk of fish sticks in my craw.

This room is losing its sole and getting rather nipply, dontcha think?

549 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:07:39pm

re: #537 OldLineTexan

including my favorite, who was IIRC at least one of the FIRST to bite it

Refresh my memory, who was that?

550 Outrider  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:07:42pm

re: #508 FurryOldGuyJeans

Get Congress to propose getting the Constitution amended then.

slippery slope there I think. That is the last direction I want these clowns headed.

551 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:07:48pm

re: #541 Athos

Who do you rank as worse than Carter?

552 thefallingman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:08:04pm

re: #501 Dar ul Harb

A plant?

You mean like a pod person?


More like a Triffid.

553 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:08:08pm

re: #528 Occasional Reader

All this talk of fish sticks in my craw.

Pike-r

554 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:08:17pm

re: #435 jaunte

If we all take a pill for the haddock, we could get a grouper ate.

If we all wear mullets.

555 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:08:18pm

Well all, it's been great, but time to hit the store. Gotta coho.

556 Ojoe  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:08:25pm

re: #551 FurryOldGuyJeans

Buchannan was worse IMHO

557 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:08:28pm

I'm all out of fish puns. Lox of luck to the rest of you.......

558 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:08:40pm

re: #548 Honorary Yooper

re: #528 Occasional Reader

All this talk of fish sticks in my craw.

This room is losing its sole and getting rather nipply, dontcha think?

I'd rather talk about Ron Paul... or, hell, even Mrs. Paul.

559 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:08:43pm

we have gone from Pelosi to a boobie thread. Thank you lord!

560 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:08:50pm

re: #546 Ojoe

Bad puns lead to fish ti cuffs and perhaps a sock eye.

But a good punster can trot line after line out into these threads.

561 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:09:13pm

re: #505 eschew_obfuscation

That brings several things to mind...

1) Dental Floss
2) Moon Units
3) (ok...only a couple)

The song is "The Idiot Bastard Son"
First few lines:
The idiot bastard son
His father's a Nazi in Congress today
His mother's a hooker somewhere in LA
The idiot bastard son

562 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:09:18pm

re: #551 FurryOldGuyJeans

Who do you rank as worse than Carter?

James Buchanan. He's the only guy who was worse than Carter as president.

563 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:09:23pm

re: #550 Outrider

slippery slope there I think. That is the last direction I want these clowns headed.

I never said it was the wise choice, but it is the only way to stop political appointees from the line of succession.

564 Ojoe  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:09:31pm

re: #560 pre-Boomer Marine brat

Eventually the thread sinks

565 eschew_obfuscation  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:09:49pm

re: #561 Kosh's Shadow

The song is "The Idiot Bastard Son"
First few lines:
The idiot bastard son
His father's a Nazi in Congress today
His mother's a hooker somewhere in LA
The idiot bastard son

Heh....seems quite fitting!

566 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:09:51pm

Why fishing is better than making love:

* When you go fishing and you catch something, that's good.
If you're making love and you catch something, that's bad.

* Fish don't compare you to other fishermen neither.
And don't want to know how many other fish you caught.

567 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:09:52pm

re: #549 Occasional Reader

Refresh my memory, who was that?

Duncan "Who Me, Campaign?" Hunter.

One by one I adopted candidates further from my liking. One by one they dropped out, forcing me ever downward into despair, drinking, and finally McCain.

568 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:09:52pm

re: #564 Ojoe

Eventually the thread sinks

Someone will reel it in

569 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:09:57pm

re: #533 pre-Boomer Marine brat

Nope!
It's Nessie-sary to state that I did NOT start this one!

Are we finished yet?

570 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:10:00pm

Goodnight Lizards. See you insomniacs on the LNDT.

571 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:10:10pm

Some people find puns to be base humor but I say...

Booya Base!

572 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:10:15pm
573 Athos  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:10:23pm

re: #537 OldLineTexan

By running the best centrist moderate consensus-building aisle-reacher-acrosser non-Bush the MSM we could find.

And frankly, out of all the candidates (including my favorite, who was IIRC at least one of the FIRST to bite it), none would have beaten Obama's pretty style and the rampant BDS sufferers. IMO, of course.

Yeah, I agree. With the MSM in the tank, and no conservatives to provide a vibrant alternative message - his election was as much a forgone conclusion as Carter.....and unfortunately for this country.....the impact will be as bad if not worse.

574 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:10:40pm

re: #566 faraway

Why fishing is better than making love:

* When you go fishing and you catch something, that's good.
If you're making love and you catch something, that's bad.

* Fish don't compare you to other fishermen neither.
And don't want to know how many other fish you caught.

There's a mounting joke in there somewhere.

575 HippieforLife  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:10:42pm

Kind of OT:

I don't know about you others, but I do not get a warm & fuzzy from a President who just blithe fully says "oh, I screwed up" when asked about his tax cheating cabinet picks.

Too many think that is just so wonderful of him to be so "candid".

So, if a foreign enemy does attack us will they continue to think that the O is "cool" even though he screwed up just because he was honest?

576 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:10:48pm

re: #567 OldLineTexan

"Who Me, Campaign?"

There seemed to be a lot of that going around. Was something slipped into the drinking water at some big GOP shindig?

577 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:10:50pm

re: #464 LGoPs

I though I smelt something funnny......

GMTA - I was waiting to use that. Smelty comedy is all about the timing and something else.

578 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:10:56pm
579 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:10:57pm

re: #536 3 wood

Absolutely 100% dead on.

In fact, I would go so far as to take any mention of bonds out of the Hall of Fame

Take away all of Bonds HR's since 2000...does that put him 53rd place?
I don't want Bonds to stink up the Hall, nor anyone else who cheated.

580 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:11:03pm

re: #556 Ojoe

Buchannan was worse IMHO

re: #562 Honorary Yooper

James Buchanan. He's the only guy who was worse than Carter as president.

Reasons for that choice, please. I just don't personally see it.

581 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:11:04pm

re: #564 Ojoe

Eventually the thread sinks

I'm gonna let you spinner along.
I just (seriously) looked at the clock. YIKES!

582 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:11:04pm

re: #556 Ojoe

Buchannan was worse IMHO

Interesting that both Carter and Buchanan were both Democrats.

583 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:11:28pm

re: #559 BatGuano

we have gone from Pelosi to a boobie thread. Thank you lord!

No, I think it is still a Pun-losi thread.

584 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:11:46pm

Bonds*
Obama*

585 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:11:46pm

re: #538 jcm

Russia welcomes Barack Obama call to cut nuclear weapons


No nukes.
No missile defense.

[deleted][deleted][deleted][deleted][deleted]

Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev were this close to massive cuts in all nukes in 1985 at Reykjavik. Reagan himself was for banning all nuclear missiles.

There will never be "no nukes". But we and Russia could sure get by with a lot less of them. How may times do we need to be able to make the rubble bounce?

586 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:12:09pm

bbl

587 Ojoe  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:12:13pm

re: #580 FurryOldGuyJeans

Idiot Buchannan let the Southern faction get away with treasons in the run up to the civil war.

588 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:12:16pm

You guys keep me anchored.

589 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:12:26pm

re: #580 FurryOldGuyJeans

Reasons for that choice, please. I just don't personally see it.

Well, there's this little thing called the Civil War that he could've done his best to prevent, but instead, he made the prevailing conditions worse, and set us up for it.

590 wolfie  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:12:39pm

re: #494 thefallingman

Yeah, but how crafty do you have to be to do something like that when the MSM is on your side and not going to make a scandal of it? It wasn't even reported on television, IIRC, so it didn't matter.

(I think it's American Samoa you're thinking of, not Guam...whatever!)

591 BeckoningChasm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:12:45pm

Nice of Chris Wallace to help her out, there, with an immediate correction in a "this is what you meant to say" tone. Why, I'm sure he'd do the same thing for any Republican who made a similar blunder.

/do I need to tag it?

592 brookly red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:12:55pm

...

593 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:12:57pm

re: #588 faraway

You guys keep me anchored.

Stop trawling for updings.

594 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:13:22pm

re: #588 faraway

You guys keep me anchored.

Then you need those 38KKK floatation devices.

595 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:13:25pm

re: #576 Occasional Reader

There seemed to be a lot of that going around. Was something slipped into the drinking water at some big GOP shindig?

Old White Guy Fatigue.

I would cite "Fred" as another prime example, but I might cause a lot of Lizard's heads to 'splode. But only because Hunter was never allowed a half a chance by the MSM, whereas Fred generated a lot of buzz and then acted kinda funny.

596 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:13:28pm

re: #593 Occasional Reader

Stop trawling for updings.

Trawling for updings will net him nothing

597 jwb7605  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:13:32pm

re: #567 OldLineTexan

Duncan "Who Me, Campaign?" Hunter.

One by one I adopted candidates further from my liking. One by one they dropped out, forcing me ever downward into despair, drinking, and finally McCain.

His campaign style was the reason I adopted Fred! as my #1.
Duncan Hunter was my #2, although he was the most solid ideologically for a person like me.
If Thompson would have had the proberbial "fire", I honestly think he could have given BHO a real run for his money.

598 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:13:36pm

re: #589 Honorary Yooper

Well, there's this little thing called the Civil War that he could've done his best to prevent, but instead, he made the prevailing conditions worse, and set us up for it.

But he's Pennsylvania's only President. Probably the easiest Presidential grave for me to visit, yet I haven't done so yet.

599 bulwrk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:13:36pm

re: #566 faraway

Why fishing is better than making love:

* When you go fishing and you catch something, that's good.
If you're making love and you catch something, that's bad.

* Fish don't compare you to other fishermen neither.
And don't want to know how many other fish you caught.

But when making love you don't get thrown back if you're under 12 inches

600 brookly red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:13:44pm

why does this keep happening?

601 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:13:54pm

re: #546 Ojoe

From my perch, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Someone has to mussel out these shrimps.

602 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:14:01pm

re: #494 thefallingman

Nancy "The Botox" Pelosi may not be very bright, but I have to say she is crafty. Look at how she was able to get the minimum wage jacked up everywhere but Guam so it wouldn't impact her family's tuna-canning plant.

A contender in the brightness contest:

"Cleveland man makes alleged drug deal during 911 call."

603 wolfie  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:14:11pm

re: #522 Athos

How the %^&$ did we lose to these clowns?

MSM.

604 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:14:16pm

re: #593 Occasional Reader

Stop trawling for updings.

I'm hooked.

605 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:14:23pm

re: #572 ploome hineni

impossible to grouper

But what an amazing set of lungfish.

606 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:14:33pm

re: #593 Occasional Reader

Stop trawling for updings.

Don't let them bait you, they are just keeping their net numbers up.

607 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:14:41pm

re: #588 faraway

You guys keep me anchored.

I have never thought of you as dinghy.

608 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:15:01pm

re: #599 bulwrk

But when making love you don't get thrown back if you're under 12 inches

experience?

609 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:15:02pm

re: #598 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

But he's Pennsylvania's only President. Probably the easiest Presidential grave for me to visit, yet I haven't done so yet.

Maybe why Pennsylvania hasn't given us another president since.
/

610 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:15:08pm

re: #607 OldLineTexan

I have never thought of you as dinghy.

He's not, he just ran out of puns and had to punt.

611 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:15:25pm

re: #601 Lincolntf

From my perch, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Someone has to mussel out these shrimps.

You speak as if you're doing this on principle, but I think your reasons are purely shellfish.

612 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:15:27pm
613 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:15:42pm

re: #585 Cato the Elder

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev were this close to massive cuts in all nukes in 1985 at Reykjavik. Reagan himself was for banning all nuclear missiles.

There will never be "no nukes". But we and Russia could sure get by with a lot less of them. How may times do we need to be able to make the rubble bounce?

As many times as it takes.

614 Athos  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:15:45pm

re: #551 FurryOldGuyJeans

Who do you rank as worse than Carter?

The Civil War bookends:
Andrew Johnson
James Buchanan

I consider Carter worse than 3 other generally poorly rated Presidents, Pierce, Grant, and Harding.

615 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:15:59pm

re: #610 Creeping Eruption

He's not, he just ran out of puns and had to punt.

Or he ran out of punts and had to trawl.

616 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:16:15pm

India warns Obama over Kashmir

India has warned US President Barack Obama that he risks “barking up the wrong tree” if he seeks to broker a settlement between Pakistan and India over the disputed territory of Kashmir.

MK Narayanan, India’s national security advisor, said that the new US administration was in danger of dredging up out of date Clinton administration-era strategies in a bid to bring about improved ties between the two nuclear armed neighbours.

“I do think that we could make President Obama understand, if he does nurse any such view, that he is barking up the wrong tree. I think Kashmir today has become one of the quieter and safer places in this part of the world,” Mr Narayanan said in an interview with CNBC TV18.

“It’s possible that at this time there are elements, perhaps in the administration who are harking back to the pre-2000 era.”

There is no problem, no matter how small, the One cannot take on and make much worse. Hope 'n' change!

617 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:16:32pm

I am always angling for updings.

618 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:16:45pm
619 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:16:59pm

re: #599 bulwrk

But when making love you don't get thrown back if you're under 12 inches

Really? :)

620 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:17:09pm

We are out of our depth charges are pending!

621 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:17:14pm

re: #617 faraway

I am always angling for updings.

One on the house.

622 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:17:14pm

re: #585 Cato the Elder

There's a contra-theory that notes that once you go below a certain level of nuclear weapons, it actually becomes even more destabilizing, because a first strike has the ability to destroy the other nation's capabilities without the massive damage of a full-on exchange.

Throw in problems with an aging inventory,and you add additional complexity to the mess.

The aging inventory is one reason to actually consider reducing the inventory, but through recycling the warheads into new weapons, not destroying them altogether. The new supercomputers being touted by the DOE and news reports yesterday are going to be used to test our nuclear capabilities and ensure that the warheads will work as configured. Shutting down some of the warheads might save some money, but it may be the penny wise, pound foolish category.

623 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:17:39pm

re: #613 Soona'

As many times as it takes.

Whatever.

624 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:17:46pm

re: #615 Cato the Elder

Or he ran out of punts and had to trawl.

This can be a tough place to runabout when you don't have your ammo ready.

625 SummerSong  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:17:54pm

Smokers might want to stock up before the tax hike hits.

[Link: money.cnn.com...]

626 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:17:54pm

re: #616 Kenneth

It's like deja vu all over again. Just the other day, someone was warning that Obama's perceived weakness would cause (among other things) India to tell him to "f**k off" regarding Kashmir.

627 Ben Hur  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:17:59pm

Quick hit and run regarding the Death Cult Mom.

Al-Qaeda Accused of Using Male Rape to "Create" Suicide Bombers.....

Equality!

628 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:18:16pm

re: #567 OldLineTexan

Duncan "Who Me, Campaign?" Hunter.

One by one I adopted candidates further from my liking. One by one they dropped out, forcing me ever downward into despair, drinking, and finally McCain.


McCain ran a ridiculous campaign & was only the default candidate.
That he was not Obama was good enough for me, but that had little chance of passing muster.
The media has never in my memory been so openly partisan. They sold a mystiqe & people ate it up. I believe a lot of people had no idea what they were voting for, but it just felt good.

629 Peacekeeper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:18:19pm

re: #558 Occasional Reader

I'd rather talk about Ron Paul... or, hell, even Mrs. Paul.

On a scale of 1-10, that's a 3.

630 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:18:22pm

re: #620 DaddyG

We are out of our depth charges are pending!

My head is on a swivel over your many gaffs.

631 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:18:53pm

re: #617 faraway

Good luck, chum.

632 wolfie  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:19:06pm

re: #612 ploome hineni

I don't think anyone could have beaten Obama.
The MSM was soooooo in the tank for him.

633 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:19:21pm

re: #631 Lincolntf

Good luck, chum.

You're making me clam up.

634 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:19:48pm

re: #632 wolfie

I don't think anyone could have beaten Obama.
The MSM was soooooo in the tank for him.

Bunch of croakers they were.

635 Athos  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:19:52pm

OK, Buchanan - supported and endorsed the SCOTUS decision - Dred Scott, did absolutely nothing in terms of taking a real position or action intended to prevent the secession of the southern states after the election of 1860. He didn't hold the states together and didn't work to prevent the War Between the States.

Johnson - he enabled and assisted the establishment of Jim Crow. 'nuff said.

636 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:19:55pm

re: #630 faraway

My head is on a swivel over your many gaffs.

Apologies, I'm bobbin' over all these sinkers that are being cast out.

637 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:20:31pm

re: #622 lawhawk

There's a contra-theory that notes that once you go below a certain level of nuclear weapons, it actually becomes even more destabilizing, because a first strike has the ability to destroy the other nation's capabilities without the massive damage of a full-on exchange.

Throw in problems with an aging inventory,and you add additional complexity to the mess.

The aging inventory is one reason to actually consider reducing the inventory, but through recycling the warheads into new weapons, not destroying them altogether. The new supercomputers being touted by the DOE and news reports yesterday are going to be used to test our nuclear capabilities and ensure that the warheads will work as configured. Shutting down some of the warheads might save some money, but it may be the penny wise, pound foolish category.

Yes, below a certain level, you're right. But second, third, fourth strike? When is enough enough?

Reagan was no fool.

638 Peacekeeper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:20:32pm

re: #626 Occasional Reader

It's like deja vu all over again. Just the other day, someone was warning that Obama's perceived weakness would cause (among other things) India to tell him to "f**k off" regarding Kashmir.

That kind of crisis might turn him into a sweater...

639 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:20:34pm

re: #614 Athos

The Civil War bookends:
Andrew Johnson
James Buchanan

I consider Carter worse than 3 other generally poorly rated Presidents, Pierce, Grant, and Harding.

And of those, Harding is the least deserving of being in the poorly rated group. Geeze, the man and his Treasury secretary Andrew Mellon only reversed a potentially deep recession and gave us the Roaring Twenties for cryin' out loud. Harding and Coolidge get bad raps only because the left adores FDR and had to make the previous presidents look bad. It was Wilson's policies that led to recession, Hoover's signing of Smoot-Hawley and policies that got us into the Depression, and FDR that kept us there while he experimented and tinkered with our economy. Harding and Coolidge, by contrast, practiced what we know today as Reagonomics aka Supply-Side Economics. Works every time it's tried.

640 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:20:39pm

Sweet merciful crap! A friend of mine just emailed me a picture of his house, after it was hit by a drunk driver! The first floor no longer exists & the second floor isn't feeling too well, either.

641 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:20:54pm
642 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:21:24pm

re: #629 Peacekeeper

On a scale of 1-10, that's a 3.

There's no need for you to harp oon about it.

643 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:21:31pm
644 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:21:34pm

re: #627 Ben Hur

Skip threads much?

645 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:21:35pm
646 Lee Coller  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:22:03pm

re: #396 drj

so, out of 300,000,000 americans, 500,000,000 lose their jobs every month?

sad product of public education, or sad product of democratic party, or both?

I have it on good authority that the 300,000,000 is wrong, it completely misses the population of 7 states.

647 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:22:07pm

re: #29 brookly red

Just an innocent slip up, surly she was only thinking about her share of the stimulus...

Any number under a billion, is foreign territory to a politician, but not withstanding the slip up, she's not the sharpest tack in the drawer.

648 charles_martel  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:22:07pm

A soap dish.
Any color.

649 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:22:11pm

re: #640 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Sweet merciful crap! A friend of mine just emailed me a picture of his house, after it was hit by a drunk driver! The first floor no longer exists & the second floor isn't feeling too well, either.

Doesn't he know better than to take the mobile home out on the freeway on Superbowl weekend?

650 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:22:16pm

re: #640 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Sweet merciful crap! A friend of mine just emailed me a picture of his house, after it was hit by a drunk driver! The first floor no longer exists & the second floor isn't feeling too well, either.

Sounds like the house needs some serious medical attention from carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and more.

651 Clemente  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:22:17pm

re: #624 Creeping Eruption

This can be a tough place to runabout when you don't have your ammo ready.

They may be fast enough to beat ya', but there not fast enough...
.
.
.
.
...tilapia!

652 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:22:19pm

re: #622 lawhawk

One of the probelems with the warheads is the radioactive decay of the nuclear material in the warheads. If the isotope mix changes too much they might not work as expected. The solution is to take the material out, reprocess it, add some fresh stuff, and put the warheads back together. At the same time, a lot of the electro-mechanical compopnensts may have deteriorated and should be replaced. Obama's peace-camp would rather just scrap the weapons and are using this as an excuse to let physics do the job for them.

653 AuntAcid  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:22:28pm

Digital TV broadcasting to begin in.....June.

654 thefallingman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:23:02pm

re: #551 FurryOldGuyJeans
Franklin Pierce

655 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:23:07pm

re: #643 lawhawk

It's official.... first school in nation officially renamed for Obama.

racists

656 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:23:35pm

re: #654 thefallingman

Franklin Pierce

He knew-nothing.

657 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:23:40pm

re: #627 Ben Hur

What anus story coming out of that region!

658 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:23:42pm

re: #626 Occasional Reader

Nothing worse than a weak busy-body running around trying to "fix" dangerous & complicated problems.

659 Spare O'Lake  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:23:52pm

Thousands, millions, billions, trillions...ah, who gives a shit?/

660 bill-tb  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:23:53pm

First impressions are hard to erase and Obama is sure making his mark in the stupid column. I guess you can expect much from a street walker with a wafer thin resume.

661 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:23:55pm

re: #641 ploome hineni

so the pathologist examines the anus of suicide bombers....I guess you examine what you can find

ewwwwwwwwwwwww

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that all they are to begin with?

662 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:24:26pm

re: #653 AuntAcid

Digital TV broadcasting to begin in.....June.

Great, now we can worship the One in high definition!

663 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:24:33pm
664 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:24:52pm

re: #643 lawhawk

It's official.... first school in nation officially renamed for Obama.

I took a walk near the White House today, and saw a couple of protester-youth looking types with what looked to be a large sign. I was approaching from behind, so couldn't see what it was, but thought, wow! Obama's getting protesters already!

Nope. It was a hagiographic painting of The One's face, and they were inviting passers-by to sign it.

I considered accepting, and then writing DANGEROUSLY UNQUALIFIED on the forehead, but thought better of it.

665 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:24:53pm

re: #651 Clemente

Sweet St. Peters!

666 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:24:53pm

re: #641 ploome hineni

so the pathologist examines the anus of suicide bombers....I guess you examine what you can find

ewwwwwwwwwwwww

A million to one shot, Doc, a million to one.

667 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:25:10pm
668 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:25:36pm

re: #652 Kenneth

The solution is to take the material out, reprocess it

"Can't you just shake them?"

-Nancy Pelosi

669 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:25:45pm

re: #627 Ben Hur

Sorry - ignore my last. My eye skipped the word "male".

(Slaps self.)

670 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:25:46pm

re: #632 wolfie

I don't think anyone could have beaten Obama.
The MSM was soooooo in the tank for him.

Fresh, or saltwater?

671 KenJen  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:25:47pm

re: #622 lawhawk

What bothers me about this is that Obama probably isn't even thinking about the things you just listed. He will make decisions based on how other nations will view us.

672 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:25:58pm

re: #658 Kenneth

So true. Especially when they are President of the most powerful country in the world. GA!

673 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:26:07pm
674 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:26:25pm

re: #668 Occasional Reader

"Can't you just shake them?"

-Nancy Pelosi

I don't want to see Nancy shake them.

675 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:26:43pm

re: #585 Cato the Elder

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev were this close to massive cuts in all nukes in 1985 at Reykjavik. Reagan himself was for banning all nuclear missiles.

There will never be "no nukes". But we and Russia could sure get by with a lot less of them. How may times do we need to be able to make the rubble bounce?

Reagan walked "Nyet" when Gorgy inisisted that "Star Wars" be put on the table.

The change in the MAD equation was missile defense. Cut nukes to a small enough number without a defense and it start to make sense for a NorKo or Iran to think about a strike.

Missile defense and cuts makes sense, cutting both does not.

676 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:27:05pm

re: #640 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Sweet merciful crap! A friend of mine just emailed me a picture of his house, after it was hit by a drunk driver! The first floor no longer exists & the second floor isn't feeling too well, either.

A Three Little Pigs house?

677 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:27:05pm

re: #643 lawhawk

It's official.... first school in nation officially renamed for Obama.

Formerly known as The Derek Zoolander School for Kids Who Can't Read Good.

678 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:27:14pm

re: #650 Honorary Yooper

Sounds like the house needs some serious medical attention from carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and more.

His insurance company is paying for him to live in a hotel until they decide to either fix the place, or tear it down & find him a new home. Wish I could attach a link to the photo.

679 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:27:18pm

re: #669 Cato the Elder

Just don't go blind, mmkay?

680 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:27:26pm

re: #664 Occasional Reader

I took a walk near the White House today, and saw a couple of protester-youth looking types with what looked to be a large sign. I was approaching from behind, so couldn't see what it was, but thought, wow! Obama's getting protesters already!

Nope. It was a hagiographic painting of The One's face, and they were inviting passers-by to sign it.

I considered accepting, and then writing DANGEROUSLY UNQUALIFIED on the forehead, but thought better of it.

Learn the phrase in Sanskrit, and tell the doofi it's a New Age charm.

681 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:27:45pm

US puzzled by Iran's rejection of badminton team

[Link: www.ynetnews.com...]

"It's hard to say what the Iranian motivation is here," State Department spokesman Robert Wood said. "I would just say that this is a people-to-people exchange program... This is not a good step forward in terms of trying to promote people-to-people exchanges." (AP)

Do these people go some school to become naive?

682 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:28:02pm

re: #668 Occasional Reader

"Can't you just shake them?"

-Nancy Pelosi

For pity's sake, never post the words "shake them" & "Nancy Pelosi"!

683 notutopia  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:28:16pm

Why would anyone be surprised that Nancy Pelosi displaces decimals. Her husband handles the family finances.

684 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:28:17pm

re: #671 KenJen

What bothers me about this is that Obama probably isn't even thinking about the things you just listed. He will make decisions based on how other nations will view us.

Obama is thinking only of his race to Marxism

685 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:28:20pm

re: #502 HelloDare

How about mandatory dumbass tests? Mandatory moral ineptitude tests?

686 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:28:35pm
687 wolfie  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:28:50pm

re: #670 OldLineTexan

Fresh, or saltwater?

The only time I can make a good pun is by accident! :)

688 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:28:57pm

re: #681 Nevergiveup

US puzzled by Iran's rejection of badminton team

[Link: www.ynetnews.com...]

"It's hard to say what the Iranian motivation is here," State Department spokesman Robert Wood said. "I would just say that this is a people-to-people exchange program... This is not a good step forward in terms of trying to promote people-to-people exchanges." (AP)

Do these people go some school to become naive?

The mullahs heard "shuttlecock," & thought it meant something dirty.

689 logboy  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:29:21pm

How depressing. Not only have every working American lost their job, but their unborn children have as well.

690 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:30:25pm

re: #688 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

The mullahs heard "shuttlecock," & thought it meant something dirty.

. . .got excited until they found out it was a womans team. Then they canceled the visas.

691 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:30:42pm

re: #688 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Yah, it's really, really, really hard to understand why the Iranians would do anything shitty to Americans. Go figure.

692 Shr_Nfr  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:30:47pm

re: #2 MandyManners

But only of the soap dish does not have any soap in it.

693 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:31:04pm

re: #673 ploome hineni

it would have been nice to have had a fighter trying, not some washed out used to be

we were betrayed

McCain damn near endorsed Obama at a rally, 'You do not need to fear him. he is a good family man, blah, blah , blah."
He was the best loser taht I can ever remember.
McCain should have sat it out if he didn't have the fire & he clearly didn't. Maybe nobody could have beat BHO this time , but McCain's campaign was ridiulous. Hey, at least I got to vote for Palin!

694 Ben Hur  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:31:19pm

re: #644 Cato the Elder

Skip threads much?

Was there a thread on male rape suicide bombers that I missed?

695 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:31:23pm

re: #690 Creeping Eruption

. . .got excited until they found out it was a womans team. Then they canceled the visas.

Goats do not play badminton. Send a soccer team.

696 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:31:34pm

re: #668 Occasional Reader

"Can't you just shake them?"

-Nancy Pelosi

Every month we delay updating our nuclear arsenal 500 million warheads decay.

697 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:31:37pm

re: #678 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

His insurance company is paying for him to live in a hotel until they decide to either fix the place, or tear it down & find him a new home. Wish I could attach a link to the photo.

Photobucket?

698 AuntAcid  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:31:47pm

re: #685 WriterMom

How about mandatory dumbass tests? Mandatory moral ineptitude tests?

...find your ass...?

699 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:32:09pm

re: #686 buzzsawmonkey

"...he thinks he's the pashtunate one
And the man in the back named Barack said, "Everyone We will not attack!"
And it turned into a jihad blitz
And the boy in the burkha said, "dirka dirka dirka"
And it turned into a jihad blitz
Jihad blitz..."

FTFY.

700 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:32:30pm

re: #694 Ben Hur

Was there a thread on male rape suicide bombers that I missed?

See my #669. I apologize.

701 Wm T Sherman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:32:30pm

Order of presidential succession:

1. Vice President of the United States (Joe Biden)
2. Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi)
3. President pro Tempore of the Senate (Robert Byrd)
4. Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton)
5. Secretary of the Treasury (Timothy Geithner)
6. Secretary of Defense (Robert Gates)
7. Attorney General
8. Secretary of the Interior
9. Secretary of Agriculture
10. Secretary of Commerce
11. Secretary of Labor
12. Secretary of Health & Human Services
13. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
14. Secretary of Transportation
15. Secretary of Energy
16. Secretary of Education
17. Secretary of Veterans' Affairs
18. Secretary of Homeland Security

[Link: usgovinfo.about.com...]

702 logboy  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:32:30pm

re: #685 WriterMom

How about mandatory dumbass tests? Mandatory moral ineptitude tests?

That would be considered unfair and targeted at Democrats.

703 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:32:38pm

re: #663 ploome hineni

homosexuality is common among pashtuns

A book I read on the hunt for bin Laden (called, oddly enough, The Hunt for Bin Laden), describes a Special Forces team stumbling across a village of Liberace-type homosexuals - they were all wearing make-up, they had rhinestone studded rifles & cars. The author quotes some of the SF men as saying that was the most scared they ever were in Afghanistan!

704 code red 21  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:32:55pm

I'm betting the soap dish is smarter than Nancy...but it's also smarter than our POTUS, probably half the Senate and a large part of the House.

705 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:33:05pm

re: #694 Ben Hur

Was there a thread on male rape suicide bombers that I missed?

The previous thread was about a woman who was aiding in having girls raped, and then telling them they needed to become suicide bombers to remove their shame. It's quite evil, IMHO.

706 Earth56  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:33:10pm

does anyone else think that Katee Couric is a little bit like Nancy Pelosi doing the news ?

707 Ben Hur  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:33:15pm

re: #669 Cato the Elder

Sorry - ignore my last. My eye skipped the word "male".

(Slaps self.)

Sorry - ignore my last. My eye skipped your #669

LOL!


Have a look at this:

MP: Arrest British Jews fighting for IDF

I asked Her Majesty's government if they were aware of British citizens who may have been involved with the war crimes committed by the Israeli Defense Force and Israeli Defense Reserves. Her Majesty's government did not have any figures because dual nationals do not have to inform the government. However, there are reports in the Daily Mirror and The Sun with the names of British citizens who have been fighting in Gaza.
708 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:33:46pm

re: #681 Nevergiveup

US puzzled by Iran's rejection of badminton team

[Link: www.ynetnews.com...]

"It's hard to say what the Iranian motivation is here," State Department spokesman Robert Wood said. "I would just say that this is a people-to-people exchange program... This is not a good step forward in terms of trying to promote people-to-people exchanges." (AP)

Do these people go some school to become naive?

Minor, but telling. This was one of The One's dopily naive "outstretched hand" initiatives. And even this minor gesture is being slapped back by the mullahs. They're laughing at us.

709 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:33:49pm

re: #663 ploome hineni

homosexuality is common among pashtuns

Hey, the brave warriors for Allah aren't "queer", it's a manly-man thing they do, buggering youthful boys.

710 monkeytime  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:34:05pm

Sorry if this has already been posted - I'm about 1000 posts behind.

British Govt should not be silent on crimes against Jews

711 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:34:08pm

What's the difference between a Lady in the church and lady in the bathtub?

One has Hope in her Soul and One has Soap in her Hole!

712 oh_dude  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:34:24pm

Wait! I know this one!

Oh, never mind. I was thinking of a pound of lead vs. a pound of feathers.

713 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:34:35pm

re: #701 Wm T Sherman

Order of presidential succession:

1. Vice President of the United States (Joe Biden)
2. Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi)
3. President pro Tempore of the Senate (Robert Byrd)
4. Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton)
5. Secretary of the Treasury (Timothy Geithner)
6. Secretary of Defense (Robert Gates)
7. Attorney General
8. Secretary of the Interior
9. Secretary of Agriculture
10. Secretary of Commerce
11. Secretary of Labor
12. Secretary of Health & Human Services
13. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
14. Secretary of Transportation
15. Secretary of Energy
16. Secretary of Education
17. Secretary of Veterans' Affairs
18. Secretary of Homeland Security

[Link: usgovinfo.about.com...]

If, God forbid, something happens to Obama & Biden, would Nancy serve out the remainder of Obama's term, or would a special election be held?

714 Ben Hur  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:34:37pm

re: #700 Cato the Elder

See my #669. I apologize.

You guys are fast today!

715 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:34:41pm

re: #678 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

His insurance company is paying for him to live in a hotel until they decide to either fix the place, or tear it down & find him a new home. Wish I could attach a link to the photo.

I'm curious; in a situation like that, do they put him up in a decent hotel?

716 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:34:57pm

re: #681 Nevergiveup

Do these people go some school to become naive?

"Please pass the sweet and sour shrimp."

717 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:34:58pm

Do you suppose somewhere along the line Mohammet was frustrated with a sick goat so he told a shepherd, "throw a tent over the old goat and #@$% it!"?

It would explain a lot.

718 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:35:12pm

re: #706 Earth56

does anyone else think that Katee Couric is a little bit like Nancy Pelosi doing the news ?

If katie did the news & noone watched, did Katie do the news?

719 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:35:19pm

re: #713 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

If, God forbid, something happens to Obama & Biden, would Nancy serve out the remainder of Obama's term, or would a special election be held?

That would be a f%$#ing valuable thing

720 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:35:22pm

re: #701 Wm T Sherman

Order of presidential succession:

1. Vice President of the United States (Joe Biden)
2. Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi)
3. President pro Tempore of the Senate (Robert Byrd)
4. Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton)
5. Secretary of the Treasury (Timothy Geithner)
6. Secretary of Defense (Robert Gates)
7. Attorney General
8. Secretary of the Interior
9. Secretary of Agriculture
10. Secretary of Commerce
11. Secretary of Labor
12. Secretary of Health & Human Services
13. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
14. Secretary of Transportation
15. Secretary of Energy
16. Secretary of Education
17. Secretary of Veterans' Affairs
18. Secretary of Homeland Security

[Link: usgovinfo.about.com...]

So if lose the top 15, we get President Roslyn?

721 formercorpsman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:35:25pm

re: #711 faraway

Oh boy, your gonna get it.

722 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:35:32pm

re: #701 Wm T Sherman

Order of presidential succession:

1. Vice President of the United States (Joe Biden)
2. Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi)
3. President pro Tempore of the Senate (Robert Byrd)
4. Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton)

[snip}

[Link: usgovinfo.about.com...]

So pray for Obama, Biden and Pelosi, or else we'll have Byrd in the WH.

Meanwhile, Hillary is praying for all four of them to be on AF1 and have a bird strike...

723 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:35:35pm

re: #713 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

If, God forbid, something happens to Obama & Biden, would Nancy serve out the remainder of Obama's term, or would a special election be held?

She'd have to serve out the remainder of the term. There is no Constitutional provision for a special election.

724 Wishing  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:36:09pm

Here is my peeve, no, I am way beyondf peeve. Here is part of why I am so ticked off:

The Republicans, both in Congress and in the Senate, know that this suicidal bailout bill is just evil, in that it is supposed to be designed to help the economy with *shovel ready* programs, when in fact, it is nothing but pay-offs to Dem cronies.
These Republicans are too busy thinking about what will advance their careers than thinking about how to stand up to this blight in DC.
Are there any men in DC?

725 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:36:25pm

re: #713 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

If, God forbid, something happens to Obama & Biden, would Nancy serve out the remainder of Obama's term, or would a special election be held?

Finishes the term.

726 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:36:31pm

re: #529 FurryOldGuyJeans

A Republican majority trying to outspend Dems, and a President that was by no stretch of the imagination a fiscal conservative.


The current congress soon showed them the folly of atempting that!

727 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:36:41pm
728 Wm T Sherman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:37:00pm

re: #713 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

If, God forbid, something happens to Obama & Biden, would Nancy serve out the remainder of Obama's term, or would a special election be held?


She serves out the rest of the term.

729 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:37:00pm

re: #709 Kenneth

Hey, the brave warriors for Allah aren't "queer", it's a manly-man thing they do, buggering youthful boys.

And goats.......and yaks.

730 logboy  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:37:20pm

re: #724 Wishing

Here is my peeve, no, I am way beyondf peeve. Here is part of why I am so ticked off:

The Republicans, both in Congress and in the Senate, know that this suicidal bailout bill is just evil, in that it is supposed to be designed to help the economy with *shovel ready* programs, when in fact, it is nothing but pay-offs to Dem cronies.
These Republicans are too busy thinking about what will advance their careers than thinking about how to stand up to this blight in DC.
Are there any men in DC?

Yes. Unfortunately they're all patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

731 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:37:38pm

re: #701 Wm T Sherman

I think Laura Roslin snuck in there somewhere... /

732 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:37:40pm

re: #724 Wishing

Are there any men in DC?

Yes, but his name is Les Manly.

733 Killian Bundy  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:37:49pm

re: #622 lawhawk

The aging inventory is one reason to actually consider reducing the inventory, but through recycling the warheads into new weapons, not destroying them altogether.

Obama's Showdown Over Nukes

While serving under former President George W. Bush, Gates had repeatedly called for the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) program to be put into operation, because the nation's current nukes — mostly produced in the 1970s and '80s — are growing so old that their destructive power may be in question.

. . .

But Obama doesn't buy that logic. Shortly after taking the oath of office on Tuesday, he turned what had been a campaign promise into an official presidential commitment: the new Administration "will stop the development of new nuclear weapons," the White House declared flatly on its website, with no equivocation, asterisks or caveats.

/good luck with that

734 Earth56  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:38:00pm

re: #718 opnion

If katie did the news & noone watched, did Katie do the news?


Watching Ted Baxter was more informative

735 redheadredstate  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:38:05pm

OT but I thought this was interesting.

Most Wanted Nazi Died in 1992...

736 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:38:09pm

re: #711 faraway

Really gross and not funny.

737 brookly red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:38:12pm

re: #730 logboy

Yes. Unfortunately they're all patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Bless you.

738 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:38:46pm

re: #711 faraway

What's the difference between a Lady in the church and lady in the bathtub?

One has Hope in her Soul and One has Soap in her Hole!

That's ok Sharm, I'll get this one.

SMACK!

739 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:38:47pm

re: #713 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

If, God forbid, something happens to Obama & Biden, would Nancy serve out the remainder of Obama's term, or would a special election be held?

For pity's sake, never post the words "Nancy Pelosi" and "special erection"!

740 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:39:04pm

re: #734 Earth56

Watching Ted Baxter was more informative

Ted Knight was hilarious in that role.

741 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:39:05pm
742 Dianna  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:39:05pm

re: #711 faraway

Ugh.

743 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:39:07pm

re: #707 Ben Hur

That's disgusting.

On the other hand, I believe here in the US you can lose your citizenship just by serving in a foreign army. I may be mistaken about that. Anyone know?

744 chicagodudewhotrades  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:39:49pm

re: #637 Cato the Elder

Does anybody know the rough percentages on how our national nuclear deterent is divided up? I mean how much deterent is in the SSBN's (the nuclear missle subs) compared to the silos out west and the B-2's/B-1bs/B-52's? There is no credible navy out there besides ours. I wonder if most of our deterent is now in the boomers?

745 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:39:52pm

re: #739 Occasional Reader

For pity's sake, never post the words "Nancy Pelosi" and "special erection"!

Every Japanese girl's favorite holiday.
/

746 Catttt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:39:57pm

My stainless steel Danish ash tray is smarter than Rep. Pelosi.

747 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:39:58pm

re: #739 Occasional Reader

For pity's sake, never post the words "Nancy Pelosi" and "special erection"!

A picture of Nancy Pelosi is one of the best forms of birth control.

748 wolfie  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:40:06pm

re: #706 Earth56

does anyone else think that Katee Couric is a little bit like Nancy Pelosi doing the news ?

Yup. About the same level of intelligence and depth.

749 Earth56  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:40:11pm

re: #740 opnion

Ted Knight was hilarious in that role.


and funnier than Nancy

750 Wishing  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:40:13pm

re: #730 logboy

Yes. Unfortunately they're all patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Isn't that the truth though! Would God one of them got up and walked, or rolled to DC and had a moment to speak before the whole country!

751 Picayune  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:40:13pm

Mz Nancy Pelosi: "doesn't care what's in the Bill". Neil Cavuto is covering Mz Nan's treatment of the Stim (porkfess/payoff/payback) Bill.

752 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:40:29pm

re: #743 Cato the Elder

That's disgusting.

On the other hand, I believe here in the US you can lose your citizenship just by serving in a foreign army. I may be mistaken about that. Anyone know?

That's true.

753 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:40:59pm

re: #701 Wm T Sherman

Order of presidential succession:

1. Vice President of the United States (Joe Biden)
2. Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi)
3. President pro Tempore of the Senate (Robert Byrd)
4. Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton)
5. Secretary of the Treasury (Timothy Geithner)
6. Secretary of Defense (Robert Gates)
7. Attorney General
8. Secretary of the Interior
9. Secretary of Agriculture
10. Secretary of Commerce
11. Secretary of Labor
12. Secretary of Health & Human Services
13. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
14. Secretary of Transportation
15. Secretary of Energy
16. Secretary of Education
17. Secretary of Veterans' Affairs
18. Secretary of Homeland Security

[Link: usgovinfo.about.com...]

Biden, Pelosi - then Byrd? OMG.

754 SusanL  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:41:02pm

Charles,

What did a blue soap dish ever to to you to put it in such company? Perhaps the question should be:

Which is Smarter: Nancy Pelosi or everything else in the universe not named "Nancy Pelosi"?

the answer? Everything else.

500 million jobs.... what a dunce. If W had said that... well, it would have been ugly.

Susan

755 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:41:07pm

re: #693 opnion

McCain damn near endorsed Obama at a rally, 'You do not need to fear him

That was in direct response to the nutty lady who said (of Obama), "he's... he's an Arab!". What was McCain supposed to say? Frankly, I think that was one of his better moments.

756 bloodnok  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:41:15pm

re: #724 Wishing

Here is my peeve, no, I am way beyondf peeve. Here is part of why I am so ticked off:

The Republicans, both in Congress and in the Senate, know that this suicidal bailout bill is just evil, in that it is supposed to be designed to help the economy with *shovel ready* programs, when in fact, it is nothing but pay-offs to Dem cronies.
These Republicans are too busy thinking about what will advance their careers than thinking about how to stand up to this blight in DC.
Are there any men in DC?

It worked for Judd Gregg (he voted Y to Geithner).

757 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:41:16pm

re: #707 Ben Hur

I'm sure he is equally concerned about the British Muslims-errrr ASIANS fighting for Al Queida.

758 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:41:22pm

re: #707 Ben Hur

Meanwhile, people urging suicide bombing of their fellow Brits continue to live on the dole.

759 AuntAcid  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:41:35pm

re: #724 Wishing

Actually the GOP wants to rewrite the bill from the ground up to include only that which will stimulate the economy.

760 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:41:41pm

re: #741 ploome hineni

I know

I have lost all respect for McCain

and how much did you have to start with? (disregarding his 'nam years)

761 ArmyWife  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:41:49pm

Drive by - Another end of the day at ye old chemical plant. Did we lose another 500 million yet? Must run home and change, then off to dinner with my boss where I must be pleasant and professional company.

762 Eowyn2  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:41:56pm

re: #688 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

The mullahs heard "shuttlecock," & thought it meant something dirty.

why would the US ANY team want to go to iran?

763 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:42:00pm

re: #751 Picayune

Mz Nancy Pelosi: "doesn't care what's in the Bill". Neil Cavuto is covering Mz Nan's treatment of the Stim (porkfess/payoff/payback) Bill.

Stimulus Bill, my ass. I have a better name for it...

PORKFEST 2009!

764 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:42:07pm

re: #739 Occasional Reader

Gawd. If she did garner a special erection from anyone, it would be news.

765 code red 21  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:42:09pm

re: #724 Wishing

re: #729 Soona'

And goats.......and yaks.

You know I kind of think that the muslims just like butt sex. My niece told me her sister converted to islam, married one of them, and has had her butt in the air ever since. Maybe he's just imagining that she's a boy.

766 Earth56  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:42:15pm

re: #747 Honorary Yooper

A picture of Nancy Pelosi is one of the best forms of birth control.


Great Idea for Zero population growth

Nancy Pelosi Condoms

767 ArmyWife  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:43:01pm

re: #766 Earth56

I believe that was already in the stimulus bill, wasn't it?

768 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:43:04pm

re: #579 jorline

Take away all of Bonds HR's since 2000...does that put him 53rd place?
I don't want Bonds to stink up the Hall, nor anyone else who cheated.

It would not break my heart if McGwire's stats got thrown out either.

And take Sosa out too.

769 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:43:23pm

Pelosi gives women politicians a bad name.

770 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:43:30pm

re: #743 Cato the Elder

That's disgusting.

On the other hand, I believe here in the US you can lose your citizenship just by serving in a foreign army. I may be mistaken about that. Anyone know?


Yes. but it's not enforced that I know of. I think you can serve with expedtionary forces and don't take an oath to the foreign country. Maybe.

771 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:43:32pm

re: #763 Honorary Yooper

Stimulus Bill, my ass. I have a better name for it...

PORKFEST 2009!

2009 American Socialism Bill

772 MrSilverDragon  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:43:34pm

re: #766 Earth56

Great Idea for Zero population growth

Nancy Pelosi Condoms

I dunno, I think I'd be less inclined to use a condom if it was endorsed by Pelosi... either it would come out of the package all wrinkled, or stretched way too tight...

773 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:43:35pm

re: #743 Cato the Elder

That's disgusting.

On the other hand, I believe here in the US you can lose your citizenship just by serving in a foreign army. I may be mistaken about that. Anyone know?

I tried to find a link, but I believe there was an interesting story about a US major who bacome Lithania's DOD after the cold war and had to give up citizenship for that....so I think that's right.

774 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:43:50pm

re: #739 Occasional Reader

For pity's sake, never post the words "Nancy Pelosi" and "special erection"!

I wonder if Pelosis consultation with her plastic surgeon went something like, "so Ms Pelosi, what can I do for you?"
"Oh Doctor ,I want you to pull my face up so high & tight, that I will look startled.'
"Are you sure? That could look silly"
"Look buster, just do it. I wanna look startled damn it!"

775 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:44:01pm

re: #764 WriterMom

Gawd. If she did garner a special erection from anyone, it would be news.

I do believe that her face is the treatment for priapism.

776 logboy  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:44:02pm

re: #724 Wishing

Here is my peeve, no, I am way beyondf peeve. Here is part of why I am so ticked off:

The Republicans, both in Congress and in the Senate, know that this suicidal bailout bill is just evil, in that it is supposed to be designed to help the economy with *shovel ready* programs, when in fact, it is nothing but pay-offs to Dem cronies.
These Republicans are too busy thinking about what will advance their careers than thinking about how to stand up to this blight in DC.
Are there any men in DC?

For the record, I'm not entirely sure that Nancy Pelosi isn't a man.

777 Eowyn2  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:44:25pm

re: #753 DistantThunder

Biden, Pelosi - then Byrd? OMG.

Where does the top military personnel come into the mix?

Is there a provision if 1,2,3,4 are lost in an act of war?

778 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:44:30pm

re: #761 ArmyWife

Drive by - Another end of the day at ye old chemical plant. Did we lose another 500 million yet? Must run home and change, then off to dinner with my boss where I must be pleasant and professional company.

Oblong, is that you?

779 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:44:35pm

re: #769 DistantThunder

Pelosi gives women politicians a bad name.

couldn't resist

780 code red 21  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:44:59pm

re: #743 Cato the Elder
Rham Imanuel, I guess that's how you spell it, was in the IDF back in the early nineties if I'm not mistaken.

781 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:45:00pm

re: #774 opnion

I wonder if Pelosis consultation with her plastic surgeon went something like, "so Ms Pelosi, what can I do for you?"
"Oh Doctor ,I want you to pull my face up so high & tight, that I will look startled.'
"Are you sure? That could look silly"
"Look buster, just do it. I wanna look startled damn it!"

It worked. My kudos to the surgeon.

782 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:45:09pm

re: #771 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

2009 American Socialism Bill

Accurate, but not quite as catchy.

783 JHW  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:45:10pm

re: #743 Cato the Elder

Just got this on a quick google. On a Brit military forum there was mention made of a very, very few US citizens serving in UK armed forces that did not lose their citizenship.

3. Serving in the armed forces of a foreign country if those armed forces are engaged in hostilities against the US, or if the person serves as an officer;


Losing US citizenship

784 nyc redneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:45:16pm

re: #755 Occasional Reader

That was in direct response to the nutty lady who said (of Obama), "he's... he's an Arab!". What was McCain supposed to say? Frankly, I think that was one of his better moments.

that was such an odd interchange.
the lady said, "O is an arab"
mccain grabbed the mic from her and yelled, "NO, HE'S NOT, HE'S A GOOD FAMILY MAN"
very awkward and weird. was he implying arabs can't be good family men.
i laughed.

785 bulwrk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:45:36pm

re: #743 Cato the Elder


On the other hand, I believe here in the US you can lose your citizenship just by serving in a foreign army. I may be mistaken about that. Anyone know?

Not sure but the Flying Tigers flew under the Chinese flag and Americans flew with the RAF during WWII.

786 kcladderman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:45:43pm

re: #643 lawhawk

It's official.... first school in nation officially renamed for Obama.

Shoot I would have thought there were already thousands.
/

787 Catttt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:45:46pm

re: #743 Cato the Elder

That's disgusting.

On the other hand, I believe here in the US you can lose your citizenship just by serving in a foreign army. I may be mistaken about that. Anyone know?

Causes of Citizenship Loss
U.S. citizens are subject to loss of citizenship if they perform certain acts voluntarily and with the intention to relinquish U.S. citizenship. These acts include:

Obtaining naturalization in a foreign state;
Taking an oath, affirmation or other formal declaration to a foreign state or its political subdivisions;
Entering or serving in the armed forces of a foreign state engaged in hostilities against the U.S. or serving as a commissioned or non-commissioned officer in the armed forces of a foreign state;
Accepting employment with a foreign government if (a) one has the nationality of that foreign state or (b) a declaration of allegiance is required in accepting the position;
Formally renouncing U.S. citizenship before a U.S. consular officer outside the United States;
Formally renouncing U.S. citizenship within the U.S. (but only "in time of war");
Conviction for an act of treason.

Source: [Link: hamilton.usconsulate.gov...]

788 Earth56  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:45:48pm

re: #767 ArmyWife

I believe that was already in the stimulus bill, wasn't it?


re: #772 MrSilverDragon

I dunno, I think I'd be less inclined to use a condom if it was endorsed by Pelosi... either it would come out of the package all wrinkled, or stretched way too tight...

exactly..... Zero Population

789 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:45:48pm

re: #752 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

That's true.

Is there any provision for dual citizens who may be required to serve in the other country's armed forces?

790 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:45:59pm

re: #741 ploome hineni

I know

I have lost all respect for McCain


Now McCain opposes the bail out. He suspended his campaign & ran back to Washington & supported the first one!

791 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:46:21pm

re: #744 chicagodudewhotrades

Does anybody know the rough percentages on how our national nuclear deterent is divided up? I mean how much deterent is in the SSBN's (the nuclear missle subs) compared to the silos out west and the B-2's/B-1bs/B-52's? There is no credible navy out there besides ours. I wonder if most of our deterent is now in the boomers?

United States Nuclear Forces

Nuclear Weapon Inventory.
Scroll down for current.

792 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:46:24pm

re: #776 logboy

For the record, I'm not entirely sure that Nancy Pelosi isn't a man.

She could be a woman pretending to be a man, pretending to be a woman.

793 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:46:40pm

re: #773 DeafDog

I tried to find a link, but I believe there was an interesting story about a US major who bacome Lithania's DOD after the cold war and had to give up citizenship for that....so I think that's right.

The 19th-Century saw a good amount of Americans fighting overseas, known as "filibusters," usually trying to conquer other countries for themselves. I suppose that's where the current restrictions come from.

794 kcladderman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:46:47pm

re: #765 code red 21

re: #729 Soona'

You know I kind of think that the muslims just like butt sex. My niece told me her sister converted to islam, married one of them, and has had her butt in the air ever since. Maybe he's just imagining that she's a boy.

Wow your family has very interesting conversations :-)

795 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:46:54pm
796 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:47:00pm

re: #783 JHW

Or if the person serves as an officer? Okay.

797 redstateredneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:47:01pm

re: #770 jcw46

Yes. but it's not enforced that I know of. I think you can serve with expedtionary forces and don't take an oath to the foreign country. Maybe.


John Walker Lindh served with the Taliban but did not lose Amrican citizenship.

798 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:47:07pm

Rahmulus and Ream-Us

799 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:47:11pm

re: #786 kcladderman

Shoot I would have thought there were already thousands.
/

Check out the cartoon at the top of the page at [Link: www.lucianne.com...] for more Obama - hilarity.

800 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:47:11pm

re: #781 CyanSnowHawk

It worked. My kudos to the surgeon.

The guy is good.

801 logboy  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:47:42pm

re: #780 code red 21

Rham Imanuel, I guess that's how you spell it, was in the IDF back in the early nineties if I'm not mistaken.

Yes, he was a mechanic of some sort working on military vehicles.

802 Earth56  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:47:48pm

re: #792 Honorary Yooper

She could be a woman pretending to be a man, pretending to be a woman.


Or the next great scary Haloween costume

Boo !

803 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:47:58pm

re: #790 opnion

Now McCain opposes the bail out. He suspended his campaign & ran back to Washington & supported the first one!

McCain is like one of those cheap toys that goes in a straight line till it hits a wall, turns, then goes straight ahead until it hits another wall.

804 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:48:07pm

re: #791 jcm

First link is blocked by a mean looking Lizard with a stop sign. Second one is pretty cool.

805 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:48:47pm

re: #775 CyanSnowHawk

I do believe that her face is the treatment for priapism.

If you call the Viagra hotline, they just email you a few photos of her.

806 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:49:01pm

re: #798 faraway

Rahmulus and Ream-Us

Hah! Very good, you have redeemed yourself.

807 Dianna  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:49:08pm

re: #792 Honorary Yooper

She could be a woman pretending to be a man, pretending to be a woman.

She's the mother of five.

Can we knock this particular line of nonsense down, please?

808 jwb7605  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:49:14pm

re: #780 code red 21

Rham Imanuel, I guess that's how you spell it, was in the IDF back in the early nineties if I'm not mistaken.

Why do I smell another conspiracy "Nirther" type thing lurking behind that (possibly true) comment?

Not you -- food for (R) moonbats, methinks.

809 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:49:19pm

re: #765 code red 21

I can feel the downdings coming like a tidal wave.

810 Eowyn2  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:49:20pm

Does the blue soap dish have any of the following:

pretty flowers
dots
stripes

what is the outcome if it is a blue-green swirled soap dish.

was it bought at bed bath and beyond or at walmart?

was it made in USA or China? (was it tested for lead paint? Does lead paint will decrease the intelligence of the soap dish?)

811 sngnsgt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:49:34pm
Which is Smarter: Nancy Pelosi or a Blue Soap Dish?

That's an insult to blue dishes.

812 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:49:37pm

re: #787 Catttt

if they perform certain acts voluntarily and with the intention to relinquish U.S. citizenship.

Ah, the intent must be there.

813 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:49:38pm
814 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:49:46pm

re: #807 Dianna

She's the mother of five.

Can we knock this particular line of nonsense down, please?

I heard Sarah Palin was actually the mother.

////

815 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:49:48pm

re: #755 Occasional Reader

That was in direct response to the nutty lady who said (of Obama), "he's... he's an Arab!". What was McCain supposed to say? Frankly, I think that was one of his better moments.

Not to mention that it was highly likely that she was a plant, intended to do damage once captured on video by the MFM.
She had to be expunged, in much the same way that Charles deletes inflammatory comments here that may be used against LGF......

816 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:49:53pm

re: #803 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

McCain is like one of those cheap toys that goes in a straight line till it hits a wall, turns, then goes straight ahead until it hits another wall.

Or a Roomba.

817 Picayune  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:50:03pm

re: #763 Honorary Yooper

That's why I wrote (porkfess/payoff/payback). But the point now is, she don't care what's in the bill - she's saying "just pass the damn thing as fast as you can, and No, you cannot ask any questions. Haven't you heard me the three times that I have emphasized that we are losing 500 Million jobs a month? Now hurry up and vote."

818 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:50:04pm

re: #768 3 wood

It would not break my heart if McGwire's stats got thrown out either.

And take Sosa out too.

I don't understand why Bonds is the only one being trashed.

819 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:50:28pm

re: #790 opnion

Now McCain opposes the bail out. He suspended his campaign & ran back to Washington & supported the first one!

He's actually found a voice on the topic, to boot. I saw him doing a nice job pilloring the current bill the other night.

Where was this guy during the campaign?

820 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:50:46pm

re: #816 jcw46

Or a Roomba.

They both suck.

821 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:50:52pm

re: #807 Dianna

She's the mother of five.

Can we knock this particular line of nonsense down, please?

Did you read what I wrote? It's the fricking plot line to Victor/Victoria.

822 code red 21  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:50:52pm

re: #801 logboy
Thanks for the info. I know I heard someone say he was with the IDF but I didn't know in what capacity.

823 Earth56  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:51:09pm

re: #818 debutaunt

I don't understand why Bonds is the only one being trashed.


Totally agree !

824 funky chicken  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:51:15pm

I can't decide whether they're covering for Nancy or for the fact that not one of their "brilliant" colleagues knew enough to realize that she'd made a huge blunder. I don't see any snickering or embarrassed glances between the reporters in the room...well, on the still shot anyway. I can't watch the video right now.

825 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:51:19pm

re: #803 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

McCain is like one of those cheap toys that goes in a straight line till it hits a wall, turns, then goes straight ahead until it hits another wall.

Pretty good description. He was making noises like he was going to be Obama's enforcer to the Seante Republicans, but now he opposes the stimulus.
Wonder what happened?

826 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:51:42pm

re: #778 DaddyG

Oblong, is that you?

Great show.

827 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:51:49pm
828 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:51:50pm

re: #780 code red 21

Rham Imanuel, I guess that's how you spell it, was in the IDF back in the early nineties if I'm not mistaken.

You sure?

829 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:51:54pm

re: #804 Creeping Eruption

First link is blocked by a mean looking Lizard with a stop sign. Second one is pretty cool.

My bad.....
Nuclear Forces.

830 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:52:01pm

re: #825 opnion

Obama farted while he was kissing his ass?

831 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:52:01pm

re: #757 WriterMom

I'm sure he is equally concerned about the British Muslims-errrr ASIANS fighting for Al Queida.

Surprisingly not.

832 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:52:24pm

re: #819 DeafDog

He's actually found a voice on the topic, to boot. I saw him doing a nice job pilloring the current bill the other night.

Where was this guy during the campaign?

Someone please inform me of what happened to the 350billion that was the second half of the first bailout?

833 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:52:25pm

re: #808 jwb7605

Why do I smell another conspiracy "Nirther" type thing lurking behind that (possibly true) comment?

Not you -- food for (R) moonbats, methinks.

Those would be wingnuts IIRC.

834 bruxellesblog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:52:51pm

This is fantastic. Think of the possibilities.

"Dear Speaker Pelosi,
I just lost my job, my business is in debt, and I need some of the bailout, could you possibly spare $5000?"

Three days later, a check supported by the full faith and credit of the US House of Representatives arrives in the mailbox of Bruxelleblog in the amount of $5,000,000.

Voopa!

"Dear Speaker Pelosi,
My dog is 7 years old in people years, and would like a loan in his average lifespan in dog years at a annual rate of 4%"

Her head explodes...

835 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:52:59pm

re: #825 opnion

Pretty good description. He was making noises like he was going to be Obama's enforcer to the Seante Republicans, but now he opposes the stimulus.
Wonder what happened?

Check bounced

836 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:53:01pm

re: #829 jcm

Cool. Thanks

837 Earth56  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:53:08pm

re: #832 DistantThunder

Someone please inform me of what happened to the 350billion that was the second half of the first bailout?

Stop asking silly questions

s/

838 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:53:13pm
839 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:53:14pm

re: #832 DistantThunder

Someone please inform me of what happened to the 350billion that was the second half of the first bailout?

McCain is great in the role of captive resister. But not leader.

840 Racer X  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:53:15pm

re: #818 debutaunt

I don't understand why Bonds is the only one being trashed.

Because Bonds is a jerk?

841 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:53:24pm

re: #792 Honorary Yooper

She could be a woman pretending to be a man, pretending to be a woman.

I think she's an alien pretending to be a human - and doing a poor impression if you ask me. Someone call the Men in Black......

842 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:53:28pm

re: #790 opnion

Now McCain opposes the bail out. He suspended his campaign & ran back to Washington & supported the first one!

I believe that McCain lost the election by doing that.

843 Throbert McGee  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:53:31pm

re: #703 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

A book I read on the hunt for bin Laden (called, oddly enough, The Hunt for Bin Laden), describes a Special Forces team stumbling across a village of Liberace-type homosexuals - they were all wearing make-up, they had rhinestone studded rifles & cars. The author quotes some of the SF men as saying that was the most scared they ever were in Afghanistan!

Not to get all overly pedantic about a funny anecdote, but are we all clear that the makeup and rhinestones don't "prove" these Afghanis like cock, any more than Lincoln's purported homosexuality is "proven" by the fact that he and Joshua Speed slept under the same quilt on the same mattress for four years when they were both young and broke? (Which was an entirely unremarkable thing for heterosexual men to do in mid-19th-century America.)

844 code red 21  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:53:41pm

re: #830 Creeping Eruption

Obama farted while he was kissing his ass?

EEEEWWWW

845 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:53:46pm

re: #819 DeafDog

He's actually found a voice on the topic, to boot. I saw him doing a nice job pilloring the current bill the other night.

Where was this guy during the campaign?

Yeah, that guy might have made it interesting.

846 Eowyn2  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:53:48pm

re: #707 Ben Hur

So they are publishing the names of British soldiers fighting the terrorist thugs of Palestine? Are they also publishing their families names and addresses so that the nice jihadis in the UK will have opportunity for dialogue?

847 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:53:54pm

re: #835 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Check bounced

McCain is an anti-pork guy - always has been. Obama assumed too much.

848 JHW  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:54:06pm

I have no idea what, if anything, happened to those US citizens' citizenship of those who served in the Canadian Armed Forces as volunteers in WW1+2, or the RAF in WW2. I'm guessing that the US government didn't make an issue of it as long as it wasn't an enemy or potential enemy armed force.

849 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:54:08pm
850 Shr_Nfr  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:54:10pm

re: #743 Cato the Elder

If you hold dual citizenship, I do not think that you do.

851 neocon hippie  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:54:24pm

I haven't been reading or posting much to LGF or reading about politics in general. Partly busy with other things, partly post-election fatigue, partly a feeling like everything that's need to be said has already been said and the same people are listening. I'm feeling since the inauguration of Obummer that I'm watching a train-wreck in slow motion, and it could all come crashing down upon our heads sooner than we think.

852 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:54:32pm

re: #842 debutaunt

I believe that McCain lost the election by doing that.

Dick Morris just said that if McCain had opposed the bailout - it would have rallied the forces that are now shouting down this bailout.

853 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:54:50pm

re: #830 Creeping Eruption

Obama farted while he was kissing his ass?

That would explain it.

854 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:54:52pm

re: #844 code red 21

Yeah, but you laughed. Admit it.

855 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:54:57pm

re: #818 debutaunt

I don't understand why Bonds is the only one being trashed.

Part of it is Bonds is a total jerk,so he's built up a lot of angst. Read Ron Kittle's book, or talk to any sports writer who covered him. The sports writers stil use Bonds as their measuring stick for an athlete being a 100% jerk.

Another part of it is he's got formal charges against him already.

856 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:55:33pm

re: #851 neocon hippie

I haven't been reading or posting much to LGF or reading about politics in general. Partly busy with other things, partly post-election fatigue, partly a feeling like everything that's need to be said has already been said and the same people are listening. I'm feeling since the inauguration of Obummer that I'm watching a train-wreck in slow motion, and it could all come crashing down upon our heads sooner than we think.

But lots of Obots are waking up to reality including Obama himself- and that is very satisfying and entertaining. And Republicans now seem to have a pulse.

857 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:55:41pm

re: #818 debutaunt

I don't understand why Bonds is the only one being trashed.

Because on top of everything else, he's an a-hole. Or at least that is the widely held belief, propagated by the sports press about someone that doesn't bend over at their command.

858 Shr_Nfr  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:55:48pm

re: #808 jwb7605

[Link: www.ynet.co.il...]

859 code red 21  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:55:53pm

re: #828 debutaunt

You sure?

Actually I think Laura Ingraham might have been the one who said he was. I never checked into it.

860 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:55:57pm
re: #818 debutaunt

I don't understand why Bonds is the only one being trashed


Because of his disdain for the questions and his arrogance.
He didn't feel he had to answer to anybody and he got all puffed about being ASKED the question. (gee, who have we seen act like that recently?)

861 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:56:21pm

re: #832 DistantThunder

Someone please inform me of what happened to the 350billion that was the second half of the first bailout?

Congress has approved it and Geitner is currently comming up with a plan on how to spend it.

862 Viking6  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:56:29pm

re: #28 unrealizedviewpoint

Common Sense

/sorry late to the thread

863 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:56:32pm

re: #842 debutaunt

I believe that McCain lost the election by doing that.

Definitely hurt him. If he would have gone to DC 7opposed the bail out he would have looked principaled.

864 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:56:48pm

re: #855 3 wood

The sports writers stil use Bonds as their measuring stick for an athlete being a 100% jerk.

The athletes still use sportswriters as their measuring stick for a human being a 100% jerk.

865 HippieforLife  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:56:55pm

re: #763 Honorary Yooper

Stimulus Bill, my ass. I have a better name for it...

PORKFEST 2009!

Heard this description on the radio this morning:

PORKZILLA

866 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:56:57pm
867 code red 21  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:57:07pm

re: #854 Creeping Eruption

Yeah, but you laughed. Admit it.

Yes I did dammit. LOL

868 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:57:22pm

re: #766 Earth56

Great Idea for Zero population growth

Nancy Pelosi Condoms

Or a Nancy Pelosi pin-up calender. (WRETCH!-----I can't do this anymore)

869 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:57:37pm

re: #867 code red 21

Yes I did dammit. LOL

At least you'd admit it. Funky Chicken down dinged me.

870 Racer X  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:57:39pm

re: #852 DistantThunder

Dick Morris just said that if McCain had opposed the bailout - it would have rallied the forces that are now shouting down this bailout.

Bush was pushing the first bailout; McCain was trying to show he was a team player.

Fail.

871 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:57:40pm

re: #861 DeafDog

Congress has approved it and Geitner is currently comming up with a plan on how to spend it.

So how do they know that this new bailout is necessary if they haven't even used Part 2 of the first bailout?

I wonder why we aren't talking about this...It's like asking for seconds with a plate full of food.

872 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:57:50pm

For God sake Obama is now having another press conference.
Is it just me , or is it everyday?

873 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:57:58pm

re: #849 buzzsawmonkey

For you film buffs, "Victor/Victoria" was actually a remake of a British film of the mid-Thirties called, "First a Girl."

Which is based on a 1933 German film Viktor und Viktoria. The idea is still the same, a woman pretends to be a man pretending to be a woman.

874 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:58:24pm

re: #855 3 wood

Yeah, Bonds is a "no-doubter". He juiced to superhuman proportions, broke records while flamboyantly cheating and lied to everyone he ever talked to. He gets no pity from me.

875 Eowyn2  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:58:40pm

re: #787 Catttt

Causes of Citizenship Loss
U.S. citizens are subject to loss of citizenship if they perform certain acts voluntarily and with the intention to relinquish U.S. citizenship. These acts include:

Obtaining naturalization in a foreign state;
Entering or serving in the armed forces of a foreign state engaged in hostilities against the U.S. or serving as a commissioned or non-commissioned officer in the armed forces of a foreign state;

Source: [Link: hamilton.usconsulate.gov...]

Basically, as long as they are serving in Israel as grunts, US citizens can be part of the IDF. They can (and have) served in the UK(many US men went to Canada pre-US involvement and joined up with the Kanuks), France, Israel, Norway, with partisans during WWI and WWII.

The US also allows foreign citizens the ability of joining the US military as a fast track to US Citizenship.

876 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:58:41pm

re: #872 opnion

For God sake Obama is now having another press conference.
Is it just me , or is it everyday?

Didn't Blago just give this same speech?

877 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:58:43pm
878 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:58:47pm

re: #866 buzzsawmonkey

"Land of the Glass Rhinestones!"

--Human Sexual Response

Jeepers, I've never heard someone do just one chord for that long...

879 code red 21  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:58:49pm

re: #869 Creeping Eruption

It was funny, gross, but funny

880 funky chicken  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:59:06pm

re: #847 DistantThunder

McCain is an anti-pork guy - always has been. Obama assumed too much.

What all you McCain Degranged people still can't grasp is that the person who told McCain that the TARP thing was required to stop the New Great Depression was George W Bush.

McCain got nothing but hatred from you folks every time he disagreed with Bush up until that point...but you would have supported his throwing W under the bus over the TARP program? You think McCain shouldn't have trusted Bush?

881 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:59:07pm

re: #872 opnion

For God sake Obama is now having another press conference.
Is it just me , or is it everyday?

It's a totalitarian thing.

882 logboy  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:59:21pm

re: #828 debutaunt

You sure?

He was not in the Israeli Army, but was a civilian volunteer assisting the Israel Defense Forces for a short time during the 1991 Gulf War, repairing truck brakes in one of Israel's northern bases with Sar-El.[3

883 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:59:28pm

re: #871 DistantThunder

So how do they know that this new bailout is necessary if they haven't even used Part 2 of the first bailout?

Ouji Board, I think

884 kcladderman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:59:37pm

re: #860 jcw46

Because of his disdain for the questions and his arrogance.
He didn't feel he had to answer to anybody and he got all puffed about being ASKED the question. (gee, who have we seen act like that recently?)

Obama is juicing?
//////

885 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:00:01pm

re: #872 opnion

For God sake Obama is now having another press conference.
Is it just me , or is it everyday?

Just in time for the 5-6 oclock news

886 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:00:24pm

See y'all tomorrow.

887 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:00:28pm

Will he pull off his shirt tonight?

888 Killian Bundy  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:00:30pm

re: #872 opnion

For God sake Obama is now having another press conference.
Is it just me , or is it everyday?

/he needs to publicly bad mouth the economy at least twice a day

889 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:00:35pm

Flying Pigs are asking the Tower for launch clearance:

UN says Hamas stole aid intended for Gazans

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which provides assistance to Palestinian refugees, said Wednesday that the Hamas police force in Gaza had seized aid supplies intended for the desperately needy from a distribution store in a Gaza refugee camp, signaling tensions between the agency and the Islamic rulers of the Palestinian enclave.

The UN agency said it condemned the Hamas action "in the strongest terms."

On Tuesday afternoon, the agency said in a statement, the police confiscated about 3,500 blankets and more than 400 food parcels meant to help hundreds of families in the Gaza City Beach Camp. It was part of the emergency aid being distributed after Israel's 22-day military offensive in Gaza that ended Jan. 18.

According to the statement, the incident took place "after Unrwa staff had earlier refused to hand over the aid supplies to the Hamas-run Ministry of Social Affairs. The police subsequently broke into the warehouse and seized the aid by force."

Christopher Gunness, a spokesman for the refugee agency, said it was the first time its supplies had been seized in such a way. He added: "They were armed and we were not."

890 logboy  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:00:54pm

re: #872 opnion

For God sake Obama is now having another press conference.
Is it just me , or is it everyday?

Its the Clinton years all over again, where he has a press conference every day just to hear himself speak.

891 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:00:56pm

re: #876 faraway

Didn't Blago just give this same speech?

Pretty much, "it is all for the chidren" They are both Mother Teresa.

892 Killer Tomato  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:00:57pm

re: #883 DeafDog

Ouji Board, I think

Are you sure? I thought they were using the Magic 8 Ball.

And - time to go home!
Later all....

893 pink freud  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:01:09pm

re: #856 DistantThunder

But lots of Obots are waking up to reality including Obama himself- and that is very satisfying and entertaining. And Republicans now seem to have a pulse.

And high blood pressure.

894 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:01:17pm

re: #843 Throbert McGee

There are many tales of "Man Love Thursdays" among the Afghan army troops attached to Canadian Forces in Kandahar. They're not really gay or anything, they just like to bugger each other because it will be years if they ever get close to a woman.

895 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:01:39pm

re: #864 faraway

The athletes still use sportswriters as their measuring stick for a human being a 100% jerk.

That very well could be, but it's the sports writers who write the columns, and to a large extent, the history.

They also tend to be the ones who pick up the phone and tip off various authorities to odd behavior and weight gain they see in the club house.

I don't think many of the players have figured that one out.

896 Shr_Nfr  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:01:52pm

re: #828 debutaunt
Yep
I'm Shr Won't say I'm Nfr wrong, but on this one I'm Shr

re: #808 jwb7605
[Link: www.ynet.co.il...]

897 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:01:59pm

re: #840 Racer X

Because Bonds is a jerk?

I really don't get it. Why were the players allowed to use steroids for so many years. It's OK for non-jerks?

898 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:02:08pm

re: #872 opnion

For God sake Obama is now having another press conference.
Is it just me , or is it everyday?

How long before he decides to just stand on the balcony in front of a giant portrait of himself to address the adoring throngs?

899 Racer X  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:02:09pm

re: #889 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

The UN agency said it condemned the Hamas action "in the strongest terms."

Along with "Death to Israel".

900 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:02:13pm

Smoking is a health issue?

901 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:02:14pm

re: #785 bulwrk

On the other hand, I believe here in the US you can lose your citizenship just by serving in a foreign army. I may be mistaken about that. Anyone know?

Not sure but the Flying Tigers flew under the Chinese flag and Americans flew with the RAF during WWII.

But the Flying Tigers weren't part of the Chinese army, they were mercenaries. They formally resigned their positions in the US military, with the agreement the military would take them back; this was a way to get US pilots fighting for the Chinese.

902 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:02:18pm

re: #889 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

The UN agency said it condemned the Hamas action "in the strongest terms."

LOL

903 Eowyn2  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:02:28pm

re: #843 Throbert McGee

Not to get all overly pedantic about a funny anecdote, but are we all clear that the makeup and rhinestones don't "prove" these Afghanis like cock, any more than Lincoln's purported homosexuality is "proven" by the fact that he and Joshua Speed slept under the same quilt on the same mattress for four years when they were both young and broke? (Which was an entirely unremarkable thing for heterosexual men to do in mid-19th-century America.)

Antique stores in the west have quite a variety of hotel signs saying things like "no more than six to a bed" "no spurs on bed" etc

904 Picayune  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:02:33pm

re: #872 opnion

The "Lightworker" is working.

905 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:02:34pm

re: #880 funky chicken

Degranged

I do not recall being granged; perhaps it happened when I was quite young.

906 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:02:48pm

Obama is learning what Clinton learned...that conservative talk radio has hours and hours of coverage everyday -and the president is lucky if the news reports a few sound bites. Obama isn't running commercials anymore so...

907 code red 21  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:02:49pm

re: #881 DistantThunder

It's a totalitarian thing.

It was the same when BillHillary were in office. Everyday it seemed like you had to hear some stupid pronouncement, comment or opinion from one or both of them. God I was sick of hearing their bullshit.

908 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:02:55pm

re: #889 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Flying Pigs are asking the Tower for launch clearance:

UN says Hamas stole aid intended for Gazans

Christopher Gunness, a spokesman for the refugee agency, said it was the first time its supplies had been seized in such a way.

Yeah, usually the supplies are diverted to HAMAS just after UNRWA releases them.

Fuck UNRWA.

909 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:03:02pm

re: #872 opnion

For God sake Obama is now having another press conference.
Is it just me , or is it everyday?

Can you blame him. Wouldn't you like to have a meeting with your fan club everyday........
It's like a modern day version of the Mouseketeers Club. And he even has the ears for it.........
/

910 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:03:15pm

re: #902 Creeping Eruption

LOL

PREPARE THE HARSHLY WORDED LETTER!

911 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:03:20pm

re: #903 Eowyn2

"no spurs on bed" etc

Where's the fun in that?

912 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:03:33pm

HuffBats are going nuts over the Stimulus Package hang-ups.

Now they're blaming "conservative" democrats...lol

They control all three houses and still can't advance their agenda.

913 Racer X  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:03:42pm

re: #897 debutaunt

I really don't get it. Why were the players allowed to use steroids for so many years. It's OK for non-jerks?

Yes.

See Mark McGuire.

914 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:03:54pm

He is having trouble reading from a teleprompter tonight.

915 bulwrk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:04:04pm

re: #897 debutaunt

I really don't get it. Why were the players allowed to use steroids for so many years. It's OK for non-jerks?

Because home runs were way up which meant club revenues were way up.

916 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:04:09pm

re: #857 CyanSnowHawk

Or at least that is the widely held belief, propagated by the sports press about someone that doesn't bend over at their command.

Not just sports writers.

Talk to players who were on the same team with him when no one else is around so they know they can speak in confidence.

Bonds was routinely loathed by his own team mates. Jeff Kent could not stand being in the same room as Bonds.

917 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:04:18pm

re: #898 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

How long before he decides to just stand on the balcony in front of a giant portrait of himself to address the adoring throngs?

It's not a press conference, it's bill signing for the just passed child health care bill. The MSM will eat it up with a spoon.

918 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:04:26pm

re: #910 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

PREPARE THE HARSHLY WORDED LETTER!

I'm sure that Moon will get right on it.

919 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:04:28pm

Obama just said, "CHIP is my down payment on my commitment to provide health care for every American."
He is now attacking tax cuts. He is saying that his election is proof that he is right.
The Obama's hate the Middle Class & won't rest until it is destroyed.

920 Picayune  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:04:30pm

re: #873 Honorary Yooper

Which is based on a 1933 German film Viktor und Viktoria. The idea is still the same, a woman pretends to be a man pretending to be a woman.

And all we have here is a Speaker, who can't speak!

921 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:04:31pm

re: #849 buzzsawmonkey

For you film buffs, "Victor/Victoria" was actually a remake of a British film of the mid-Thirties called, "First a Girl."

For you hunk buffs, James Garner is in version number two.

922 Suzette  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:04:34pm

re: #21 Ringo the Gringo

Third in line for the Presidency, right after the great genius, Joe Biden.

It is frightening as others have said...but just goes to show we have a bunch of blooming idiots in Washington.

923 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:04:41pm

re: #881 DistantThunder

It's a totalitarian thing.

All Obama knows how to do is campaign, and this is what he will continue to do. The man can't govern worth shit.

If you wanna hang out you've got to take her out; campaign.
If you wanna get warm, warm in the office; campaign.
He does lie, he does lie, he does lie; campaign.

If you got bad news, you wanna kick them blues; campaign.
When your day is done and you wanna run; campaign.
He does lie, he does lie, he does lie; campaign.

If your thing is gone and you wanna ride on; campaign.
Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back; campaign.
He does lie, he does lie, he does lie; campaign.

He does lie, he does lie, he does lie; campaign.

924 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:05:28pm

Obama is cutting into Glenn Beck's time.

Is this really a bi-partisan bill that he is speaking about?

925 Earth56  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:05:53pm

re: #885 faraway

Just in time for the 5-6 oclock news

He's going to have his own show soon after Survivor

926 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:06:02pm

re: #917 avanti

It's not a press conference, it's bill signing for the just passed child health care bill. The MSM will eat it up with a spoon.

Or, as he likes to refer to them, "little punishments".

Any abortion funds in there? It would make sense. Aborted children are NEVER sick.

927 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:06:02pm

"Generations of Americans fought for healthcare"

928 Ben Hur  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:06:09pm

re: #735 redheadredstate

I'm sure the Egyptian authorities had nooooo idea.

929 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:06:12pm

If you draw pointed ears and slant the eyebrows on Obama he looks like a Vulcan.

930 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:06:16pm

re: #905 OldLineTexan

I do not recall being granged; perhaps it happened when I was quite young.

"Degranged" is when you're thrown out of the Grange Hall.

931 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:06:22pm

re: #855 3 wood

Part of it is Bonds is a total jerk,so he's built up a lot of angst. Read Ron Kittle's book, or talk to any sports writer who covered him. The sports writers stil use Bonds as their measuring stick for an athlete being a 100% jerk.

Another part of it is he's got formal charges against him already.

Are the other steriod-tainted records still OK?

932 Gretchen  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:06:24pm

CNN is having a love-fest over CHIPS, the child-health insurance plan Obama just signed. Wolf said the plan will cost 35 billion and will insure 6 million children. That's a cost of $5800 per child. I just went online and the most expensive Kaiser-Permanente plan w/ no deductible and a $30 copay costs $1896 per year. So even if the gov't pays co-pays for 20 copays per child yearly which is a very high average for all kids at the cost of $600, you are at $2500 per child. As all government programs this is freakin' expensive!

However Obama is on the tv patting himself on the back for caring so much for kids, as long as it is with my tax dollars.

933 Guanxi88  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:06:30pm

re: #872 opnion

For God sake Obama is now having another press conference.
Is it just me , or is it everyday?

What's more interesting is that he seems to think that every day he has something important or meaningful to say.

934 Vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:06:47pm

Who the hell needs a telepromter for remarks at a bill signing?

/incredible.

935 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:06:54pm

re: #917 avanti

It's not a press conference, it's bill signing for the just passed child health care bill. The MSM will eat it up with a spoon.

I think you're right, although I suppose most of them would prefer body shots.

936 code red 21  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:06:56pm

re: #921 debutaunt

For you hunk buffs, James Garner is in version number two.


He is still a hunk and I watch that movie whenever it's on just to look at him.

937 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:07:02pm

OT: For those Lizard parents with kids who are into social networking sites:

Student blackmailed other students into sex

938 Guanxi88  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:07:04pm

re: #898 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

How long before he decides to just stand on the balcony in front of a giant portrait of himself to address the adoring throngs?

He'd never stand in front of the portrait.

939 pink freud  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:07:11pm

re: #922 Suzette

Hi Suzette! How's everything in your corner of the world?

940 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:07:28pm
941 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:07:32pm

All you idiot union worker smokers are funding this with a 62 cent increase on ciggies.

942 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:07:40pm

re: #872 opnion

For God sake Obama is now having another press conference.
Is it just me , or is it everyday?

It's Captain America!

943 Suzette  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:07:46pm

re: #885 faraway

Just in time for the 5-6 oclock news


It is not just you....he's on coins, TV, at schools (to get away from the heat of the White House.....and not the tempature). He is on DVD's his biography....which amounts to ? what I am not sure. He is even on plates.
He is in the deep end of the pool and doesn't know how to swim.

944 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:08:08pm

'No need to probe Hamas because its war crimes are so blatant'

"It makes it quite easy regarding Hamas. It is quite clear that they are attacking and targeting civilians. When someone straps a bomb on themselves or fire missiles at civilians, the details are less important. It is clearly a war crime without even looking at the details," she said. "Even if they fired a Kassam missile as a military target, the fact that it is an inaccurate weapon, it would still count as an indiscriminate attack.."

"With Israel things are more complicated because Israel states it does not deliberately target civilians and that it safeguards them. With Israel, you have to investigate each specific incident because even if a civilian is killed in an attack, it doesn't mean its necessarily a war crime. Targeting civilians is a war crime, but the damage to civilians in a given situation isn't indicative of a war crime."

"The Israeli authorities deny everything, so one has to prove what happened in a way that you don't need to do with the Palestinian rockets," said Donatella Rovera of Amnesty International.

945 Silhouette  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:08:10pm

re: #919 opnion

He is now attacking tax cuts. He is saying that his election is proof that he is right.

After finding out his entire cabinet hasn't been paying taxes, he has to make up the difference with da little people.

What was that claim he made 1000 times during the campaign that every American making less than $250,000 would absolutely get a tax cut?

946 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:08:37pm

re: #931 debutaunt

Are the other steriod-tainted records still OK?

You are barking up the wrong tree there.

If you go back and read my comments on this thread alone, I said to toss McGuire and Sosa

Yesterday I went after Clemens.

947 Suzette  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:08:42pm

re: #923 Honorary Yooper


You forgot "community organizer" which is campaigning too.

948 beens21  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:08:44pm

I am not sure why Obama says there will be a 'catastrophe' if the stimulus isn't passed soon, and Pelosi says a gazillion jobs will be lost UNTIL the bill is signed.It will take months and years for an effect,if any, to show from this bill.Who are they going to blame when there is no immediate jubilation in the streets for the coming rainbows and unicorns.

949 bulwrk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:08:48pm

re: #925 Earth56

He's going to have his own show soon after Survivor

Lost

950 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:08:50pm

re: #912 jorline

HuffBats are going nuts over the Stimulus Package hang-ups.

Now they're blaming "conservative" democrats...lol

They control all three houses and still can't advance their agenda.

I think the blue dogs are might help Obama marginalize Pelosi at least that's the take on Hot hotair.com...]>Air

951 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:08:56pm

Beck has "Comrade Update" hahahaha

952 pink freud  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:08:58pm

re: #933 Guanxi88

What's more interesting is that he seems to think that every day he has something important or meaningful to say.

It's the narcissist in him. He can't help himself.

953 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:09:17pm

re: #919 opnion

Obama just said, "CHIP is my down payment on my commitment to provide health care for every American."
He is now attacking tax cuts. He is saying that his election is proof that he is right.
The Obama's hate the Middle Class & won't rest until it is destroyed.

Odd coming from the head of a Party who's members, upon random examination, don't seem inclined to pay their own taxes, e.g. Geithner, Daschle........
Somebody from the stupid party ought to point this out. "Hey slick....if your own members would just pay their own taxes, maybe we wouldn't need to be talking about raising everyone else's".

954 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:09:23pm

re: #938 Guanxi88

He'd never stand in front of the portrait.

If its positioned so he wouldn't obstruct it, he would

955 gregg  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:09:23pm

I need to learn Russian, so I can read the subtitles on the Glenn Beck show.

956 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:09:30pm

re: #943 Suzette

It is not just you....he's on coins, TV, at schools (to get away from the heat of the White House.....and not the tempature). He is on DVD's his biography....which amounts to ? what I am not sure. He is even on plates.
He is in the deep end of the pool and doesn't know how to swim.

Time for a bumperstick with the Image and a round red circle and slash.

957 Ben Hur  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:09:32pm

re: #743 Cato the Elder

That's disgusting.

On the other hand, I believe here in the US you can lose your citizenship just by serving in a foreign army. I may be mistaken about that. Anyone know?

I don't know.

It does say in the American passport about not fighting in a foreign army, but I have dual American/Israeli citizenship and served in the IDF.

THey must have an agreement.

I had a Dutch friend that served in the IDF Paratroopers that couldn't make Aliya because he would be forced to give up his Dutch citizenship.

958 monkeytime  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:09:49pm

re: #945 Silhouette

After finding out his entire cabinet hasn't been paying taxes, he has to make up the difference with da little people.

What was that claim he made 1000 times during the campaign that every American making less than $250,000 would absolutely get a tax cut?

I think it started much lower and slowly rose to $250,000.

959 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:09:56pm

re: #953 LGoPs

Odd coming from the head of a Party who's members, upon random examination, don't seem inclined to pay their own taxes, e.g. Geithner, Daschle........
Somebody from the stupid party ought to point this out. "Hey slick....if your own members would just pay their own taxes, maybe we wouldn't need to be talking about raising everyone else's".

Where is my tax cut?

960 eschew_obfuscation  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:10:07pm

re: #932 Gretchen

CNN is having a love-fest over CHIPS, the child-health insurance plan Obama just signed. Wolf said the plan will cost 35 billion and will insure 6 million children. That's a cost of $5800 per child. I just went online and the most expensive Kaiser-Permanente plan w/ no deductible and a $30 copay costs $1896 per year. So even if the gov't pays co-pays for 20 copays per child yearly which is a very high average for all kids at the cost of $600, you are at $2500 per child. As all government programs this is freakin' expensive!

However Obama is on the tv patting himself on the back for caring so much for kids, as long as it is with my tax dollars.

As he said, it's a 'down payment'. That's Democrat for "camel's nose under the tent". Full-on socialized medicine will be the next step.

961 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:10:08pm

re: #855 3 wood

Part of it is Bonds is a total jerk,so he's built up a lot of angst. Read Ron Kittle's book, or talk to any sports writer who covered him. The sports writers stil use Bonds as their measuring stick for an athlete being a 100% jerk.

Another part of it is he's got formal charges against him already.

he's gifted athletically but also baseball royalty...so's Griffy but I hear he's a good guy

962 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:10:11pm

re: #926 OldLineTexan

Any abortion funds in there? It would make sense. Aborted children are NEVER sick.

I'm sure Pelosi would see it as a way to cut costs.

963 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:10:37pm

re: #955 gregg

I need to learn Russian, so I can read the subtitles on the Glenn Beck show.

You will need it also for your worker instructions - and your healthcare doctor list

964 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:10:41pm

President Obama will convene the most ambitious arms reduction talks with Russia for a generation, aiming to slash each country’s stockpile of nuclear weapons by 80 per cent.
President Obama seeks Russia deal to slash nuclear weapons

The radical treaty would cut the number of nuclear warheads to 1,000 each, The Times has learnt. Key to the initiative is a review of the Bush Administration’s plan for a US missile defence shield in Eastern Europe, a project fiercely opposed by Moscow.

Mr Obama is to establish a non-proliferation office at the White House to oversee the talks, expected to be headed by Gary Samore, a non-proliferation negotiator in the Clinton Administration. The talks will be driven by Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

No final decision on the defence shield has been taken by Mr Obama. Yet merely delaying the placement of US missiles in Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic
— which if deployed would cost the US $4 billion annually — removes what has been a major impediment to Russian co-operation on arms reduction.

Good comment on that report:


Please, do not give Obama credit for Bush's monumental achievement. Before the 2002 Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, the U.S. held over 12,000 warheads. Under Bush, that stockpile was reduced by between 9,600 & 10,500 warheads (or 81.6% to 87.5%). Obama's proposal is only another 500 to 1,200.
965 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:10:48pm
966 MJ  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:11:07pm

Arab-American Psychiatrist Wafa Sultan: "The Subjugation of Women Reduces Them to a Level Lower Than Beasts"

[Link: www.memri.org...]

967 Earth56  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:11:17pm

So even if the gov't pays co-pays for 20 copays per child yearly which is a very high average for all kids at the cost of $600, you are at $2500 per child. As all government programs this is freakin' expensive!
Gretchen
2/04/09 2:06:24 pm

You forgot to include the glossy framed pictures of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid into the figures

968 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:11:29pm

re: #961 albusteve

he's gifted athletically but also baseball royalty...so's Griffy but I hear he's a good guy

I heard very good things about Griffey from my connections with the White Sox.

Griffey is just out of gas.

969 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:11:32pm

re: #951 faraway

Beck has "Comrade Update" hahahaha

He's on a roll.

I LOVE YOU GLEN!

970 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:11:40pm

SCHIP? Who doesn;t want children to have medical care? This will cover 30 year olds.
This is BHO dragging us into Socialism. He will not stop here.
He attacked tax cuts! Hey you don't even have to pay them to be in his Cabinet, unless of course you are Daschle & The NYT bails out Barry.

971 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:11:46pm
972 Guanxi88  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:11:50pm

re: #954 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

If its positioned so he wouldn't obstruct it, he would

See, I'm not sure he could work that out. All the camera angles involved. No, I think the portrait would have to hang either above the platform, or, if the platform is raised, a la Lenin's Tomb, below the platform. Alternately, he could flank the platform with a portrait of him on each side, but that would invoke unfortunate references to another case of one who was between two thieves.

973 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:12:13pm

"Road to Socialism"

Has Michelle Malkin on now

974 Earth56  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:12:53pm

re: #949 bulwrk

Lost


" Name That Tune "

975 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:12:59pm

re: #973 faraway

"Road to Socialism"

Has Michelle Malkin on now

I thought those movies usually starred Bob Hope and Bing Crosby ...

976 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:13:12pm

re: #968 3 wood

I heard very good things about Griffey from my connections with the White Sox.

Griffey is just out of gas.

probably...he's had a great career and continues the legacy

977 Suzette  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:13:15pm

re: #956 DistantThunder

Time for a bumperstick with the Image and a round red circle and slash.


Yep and I want one. I don't think this man has heard of the phrase:
"Less is more."

978 Picayune  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:13:33pm

re: #951 faraway

And Michelle Malkin just greeted him as "Comrade BecK"!

979 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:13:38pm

re: #973 faraway

"Road to Socialism"

Has Michelle Malkin on now

They're calling each other "Comrade" Funny

980 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:13:59pm

re: #977 Suzette

Yep and I want one. I don't think this man has heard of the phrase:
"Less is more."

Not according to the 12-inch fish punsters up there ^

981 redheadredstate  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:14:02pm

re: #966 MJ

Arab-American Psychiatrist Wafa Sultan: "The Subjugation of Women Reduces Them to a Level Lower Than Beasts"

[Link: www.memri.org...]

Islam 101 in one chilling paragraph:
"In my family - at the age of 12 at most, my sister's daughter was forced to marry her cousin, who was over 40 years old. Her life with him was an intolerable hell on earth. When she felt there was no escape from this hell, she committed suicide. She set fire to herself, and within minutes she became ashes, leaving four children behind."

982 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:14:27pm
983 Ben Hur  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:14:46pm

I also know American Jews who have served (or still serve in reserves) in the IDF as officers.

Also know of one fighter pilot.

That may be something else completely.

He may of had to give up his US citizenship.

Got loads of chicks, though, so I doubt he cared.

984 brookly red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:14:51pm

re: #941 DistantThunder

All you idiot union worker smokers are funding this with a 62 cent increase on ciggies.

behold the birth of a new black market.

985 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:15:32pm
986 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:15:43pm

re: #915 bulwrk

Because home runs were way up which meant club revenues were way up.

What an odd sport. Nice guys can use drugs if the home runs go up except for jerks. I might have over-simplified.

987 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:15:46pm

re: #982 buzzsawmonkey

Weird--the dingo ate my post at #965. To repeat:

If Obama wants to "marginalize Pelosi," he can damn well call in a bunch of House Democrats and ask them to elect a new Speaker.

Why not? It's a new Congress, and he's the head of his (dominant) party. Why should he have to deal with an uncooperative Speaker if the Democrats are willing to choose someone else?

If Obama can't even face down Blinky, when he has the Constitution to set the rules of engagement, what chance does he have against Ahmedinejad?

To repeat:

We are sooooooo fucked.

988 nyc redneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:15:48pm

mccain just said he opposes porkulus bill, slamming it on hannity.
there is only 37% approval for it now.
lard.

989 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:16:09pm

re: #970 opnion

SCHIP? Who doesn;t want children to have medical care? This will cover 30 year olds.This is BHO dragging us into Socialism. He will not stop here.
He attacked tax cuts! Hey you don't even have to pay them to be in his Cabinet, unless of course you are Daschle & The NYT bails out Barry.

What?

990 Suzette  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:16:14pm

re: #952 pink freud

It's the narcissist in him. He can't help himself.

Hi Pink....and no he thinks of himself as "awesome"! So the American people can bathe in his grandeur.

991 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:16:22pm

re: #929 jorline

If you draw pointed ears and slant the eyebrows on Obama he looks like a Vulcan.

I think he's Commander Lock (aka Harry Lennix) from the Matrix: Revolutions. You remember that arrogant little p!ssant of a Commander within Zion who was getting Morpheus' seconds from Jada Pinkett Smith and who was as deep as a mud puddle and about as smart as ... a soap dish.

992 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:16:41pm

re: #989 MandyManners

What?

Too damned many parrots post to this board.

//

993 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:17:14pm

isn't Mayes barry Bond's godfather?...wonder what he thinks of Barry these days....is there a father/son combo in the HoF?

994 nyc redneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:17:46pm

re: #990 Suzette

Hi Pink....and no he thinks of himself as "awesome"! So the American people can bathe in his grandeur.

he thinks we think he's "cool".

995 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:18:02pm

re: #982 buzzsawmonkey

Weird--the dingo ate my post at #965. To repeat:

If Obama wants to "marginalize Pelosi," he can damn well call in a bunch of House Democrats and ask them to elect a new Speaker.

Why not? It's a new Congress, and he's the head of his (dominant) party. Why should he have to deal with an uncooperative Speaker if the Democrats are willing to choose someone else?

If Obama can't even face down Blinky, when he has the Constitution to set the rules of engagement, what chance does he have against Ahmedinejad?

It's certainly way too early to tell but perhaps he will like having her there...as a lightning rod so to speak. She is so batshit crazy that it might serve to make him seem more moderate by comparison.
Just speculating of course, but it might be a smart move for him......

996 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:18:04pm

Long time Chicago late night radio personality dead:

‘Chicago Ed’ Schwartz, late-night radio king, dies

As the king-size king of late-night radio, Eddie Schwartz was one-of-a-kind character whose passion for Chicago and concern for others were matched only by his oversized girth.

To hundreds of thousands of night owls, insomniacs and third-shift workers, "Chicago Ed," as his familiar theme song called him, was a trusted companion and a friendly voice in the dark for more than two decades.

I grew up listening to this guy.

So long Chicago Eddie, thanks for all the night shifts I worked while you kept me informed and entertained over the radio.

997 Silhouette  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:18:19pm

re: #948 beens21

I am not sure why Obama says there will be a 'catastrophe' if the stimulus isn't passed soon, and Pelosi says a gazillion jobs will be lost UNTIL the bill is signed.

Because for every "crisis," be it global warming, recession, socialized medicine, overpopulation, something DRASTIC has to be done absolutely immediately to avert disaster of epic proportions.

Think how a sleezy salesmen pressures you to make a decision right now or the deal won't last.

And amazingly enough, the solution to every single catastrophe is the same: More Socialism!

998 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:18:42pm

re: #988 nyc redneck

mccain just said he opposes porkulus bill, slamming it on hannity.
there is only 37% approval for it now.
lard.

the public is getting hip and tha't a good omen...there's more down the road....push back

999 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:18:50pm

re: #894 Kenneth

There are many tales of "Man Love Thursdays" among the Afghan army troops attached to Canadian Forces in Kandahar. They're not really gay or anything, they just like to bugger each other because it will be years if they ever get close to a woman.

Is that sort of like "casual Fridays" here in the states?
//

1000 JHW  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:18:54pm

re: #940 buzzsawmonkey

I'm sure you're familiar with Frederick Law Olmstead buzz, the architect of Central Park, etc. anyway, I've found his books are available as a PDF download. Really fascinating travel accounts of pre-Civil War America, especially in the Old South. "The Cotton Kingdom" was his most famous one.
A Journey in the Back Country

A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States

The Cotton Kingdom

A Journey Through Texas

1001 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:19:16pm

re: #976 albusteve

probably...he's had a great career and continues the legacy

He's been injured a lot. Hos body is all banged up.

1002 Guanxi88  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:19:19pm

re: #952 pink freud

It's the narcissist in him. He can't help himself.

Wonder how many times a day he looks at a mirror. I'll bet he does while he's working out (another sign of narcissism, by the way, the excessive, over-weaning pride in and concern for, his appearance), but I wonder, when he's shaving, how he can look at himself in the mirror and not feel like a fraud. Everyone, even the most delusional, has occasional moments of clarity; I imagine for him, these must be devastating.

1003 notutopia  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:19:25pm

Cooper: Obama staff encouraged defiance of Pelosi

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) -- one of the lead Blue Dogs -- made a startling admission to lefty Liberadio on Sunday, suggesting the White House quietly encouraged him to buck House leadership on the stimulus.

Cooper was one of 11 Dems to vote no -- joining every GOP House member.

"Well, I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but I actually got some quiet encouragement from the Obama folks for what I’m doing," said Cooper, one of about 55 House Democrats to sign a letter criticizing Speaker Nancy Pelosi for suspending normal debate and committee rules on the $819 billion package.

He went on -- and on:

[Link: www.politico.com...]

1004 Ben Hur  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:19:32pm

re: #991 jcw46

I think he's Commander Lock (aka Harry Lennix) from the Matrix: Revolutions. You remember that arrogant little p!ssant of a Commander within Zion who was getting Morpheus' seconds from Jada Pinkett Smith and who was as deep as a mud puddle and about as smart as ... a soap dish.


I CANNOT beleive you posted that! AHAHAH!

I've said that to my friends soooo many times.

I even posted a comment on LFG once (without the pic).

That sh*t is funny!

1005 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:19:56pm

re: #951 faraway

Beck has "Comrade Update" hahahaha

He objects to salary limits on CEO's that take government handouts. I personally don't like the idea of executives making 10 of millions if the taxpayer is footing the bill. There is a provision that they can get stock options to be redeemed once they pay back every dime, so they can still make the big bucks if they do well.

1006 Suzette  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:20:24pm

re: #939 pink freud

Hi Suzette! How's everything in your corner of the world?


Hey Pink! Doing okay....have a fractured lower back...so I am in recovery for the time being!
Hope you are doing okay! :)

1007 Picayune  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:20:57pm

Beck just replayed video of Dem Rep. Maximus Waters saying in committee that she wants to "socialize, er, I mean... we have to take over the Oil Industry!" Luv them socialist chickens coming on home!

1008 pink freud  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:21:03pm

re: #1002 Guanxi88

Wonder how many times a day he looks at a mirror. I'll bet he does while he's working out (another sign of narcissism, by the way, the excessive, over-weaning pride in and concern for, his appearance), but I wonder, when he's shaving, how he can look at himself in the mirror and not feel like a fraud. Everyone, even the most delusional, has occasional moments of clarity; I imagine for him, these must be devastating.

I bet the ears still bother the hell out of him. Can't hide 'em, either.

1009 Ben Hur  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:21:06pm

re: #994 nyc redneck

he thinks we think he's "cool".

The more he speaks candidly, the more I realize that he is more shocked that he won than we are.

1010 Vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:21:31pm

re: #1002 Guanxi88

Wonder how many times a day he looks at a mirror. I'll bet he does while he's working out (another sign of narcissism, by the way, the excessive, over-weaning pride in and concern for, his appearance), but I wonder, when he's shaving, how he can look at himself in the mirror and not feel like a fraud. Everyone, even the most delusional, has occasional moments of clarity; I imagine for him, these must be devastating.

He wouldn't know that feeling if it bit him on his brightly polished ass.

1011 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:21:32pm

re: #999 Soona'

Is that sort of like "casual Fridays" here in the states?
//

Speaking of casual Friday's....here at my work (in SOCAL) the vogue is to wear Hawaiian shirts. My question is.......what kind of shirts would they wear in Hawaii on casual Friday........hmmmmm?

1012 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:21:37pm

re: #1005 avanti

He objects to salary limits on CEO's that take government handouts. I personally don't like the idea of executives making 10 of millions if the taxpayer is footing the bill. There is a provision that they can get stock options to be redeemed once they pay back every dime, so they can still make the big bucks if they do well.

So you think Obama should determine how much money an employee of a private company makes?

1013 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:22:09pm

re: #903 Eowyn2

Antique stores in the west have quite a variety of hotel signs saying things like "no more than six to a bed" "no spurs on bed" etc

It took me a minute to figure out why anyone would want to sleep in an antique store.

1014 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:22:37pm

re: #1007 Picayune

Beck just replayed video of Dem Rep. Maximus Waters saying in committee that she wants to "socialize, er, I mean... we have to take over the Oil Industry!" Luv them socialist chickens coming on home!

She is a embarrassment to her party, a complete loon.

1015 BruxellesBlog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:22:47pm

re: #865 HippieforLife

Stimulus Bill, my ass. I have a better name for it...PORKFEST 2009! Heard this description on the radio this morning: PORKZILLA

How about PORKAPALOOZA?

1016 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:22:58pm

re: #1009 Ben Hur

The more he speaks candidly, the more I realize that he is more shocked that he won than we are.

that's a good way to put it...tough shit...if he was an honest servant of the people he'd still be in the senate where he belongs....

1017 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:23:01pm

re: #1012 faraway

So you think Obama should determine how much money an employee of a private company makes?

Yes, and Obama should determine who is loan worthy, too.

/

1018 pink freud  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:23:16pm

re: #1006 Suzette

Hey Pink! Doing okay....have a fractured lower back...so I am in recovery for the time being!
Hope you are doing okay! :)

Oh NO Suzette! I am so sorry to hear this.

Prayers for a speedy recovery.

Nic is blue, please write when you can.

1019 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:23:40pm
1020 joseph  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:23:54pm
Documents have surfaced in Egypt showing the world's most-wanted Nazi war criminal, concentration camp doctor Aribert Heim, died in Cairo in 1992, Germany's ZDF television and The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The report said Heim was living under a pseudonym and had converted to Islam by the time of his death from intestinal cancer.

Gee, a match made in Heaven!

1021 wordsworth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:24:05pm

Maybe she meant WILL lose their jobs....(under Obama's secret plan to bankrupt the nation, disavow middleclassness and force us all to beg for Socialized government)

1022 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:24:09pm

re: #1014 avanti

She is a embarrassment to her party, a complete loon.


Nope. Maxine is the main-stream of Democrats. They're all socialists.

1023 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:24:17pm

re: #986 debutaunt

What an odd sport. Nice guys can use drugs if the home runs go up except for jerks. I might have over-simplified.

It has to do with production. Back in my day in the 70's it was pain killers and then uppers to get up for games. And this was college, let alone the pro's.

I got 5 shots of xylocain in my sore shoulder (torn rotator cuff) in 6 weeks from the team doctor. Now I know you are not supposed to have more than 2 in 1 year.

1024 gregg  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:24:18pm

This is a good indicator of how much trouble we are in:

Cramer on Obama's Anti-Wall Street Comments: 'We Heard Lenin'

For someone on a NBC network to say such a thing is quite amazing.

1025 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:24:39pm

re: #999 Soona'

Hey. I've heard hilarious stories of nice young Canadian troops embarrassed and grossed out when their Afghani counterparts pair off in their tents for Man Love Thursday. The Afghanis don't understand why the Canadians don't do it. Bit of a cultural divide there.

1026 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:24:48pm

re: #999 Soona'

Is that sort of like "casual Fridays" here in the states?
//

With extra sodomy and rhinestones.

1027 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:25:17pm

re: #1012 faraway

So you think Obama should determine how much money an employee of a private company makes?

Yes, if that company is being bailed out by the taxpayers. I have a problem with lining their pockets with tax payer money when their company is failing.

1028 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:25:45pm
1029 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:26:01pm

re: #1019 buzzsawmonkey

Cool links; bookmarked.

Olmstead also worked on Prospect Park (which remains truer to his vision because it's been less messed around with), and the grounds for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, his involvement with which is discussed extensively in the relatively recent book The Devil in the White City, about the serial killer HH Holmes.

I grew up around the block from an Olmstead park. I go out of my way to drive by it everyday on my way to work. Lake Park

1030 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:26:03pm

re: #1010 Vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)

He wouldn't know that feeling if it bit him on his brightly polished ass.

How do you know it's brightly polished?

1031 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:26:05pm

re: #1024 gregg

This is a good indicator of how much trouble we are in:

Cramer on Obama's Anti-Wall Street Comments: 'We Heard Lenin'

For someone on a NBC network to say such a thing is quite amazing.

Yeah, but most of the numbnuts out there will think they're talking about one of the Beatles.......

1032 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:26:18pm

re: #989 MandyManners

What?

I am just speculating , but I think that the NYTcalling for Daschle to withdraw from tha nomination was to let Daschle cite the NYT as his reason & to allow Obama to get out from under. IMO the Times was helping Obama so it didn't look like he threw Daschle off of the sled when he really did.

1033 nyc redneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:26:19pm

mccain is sounding so strong and focused and acutely articulate on hannity.
i would feel so much better if he was in the white house at this point.
instead of this bumbling ass hat we have flouncing around in there now.

1034 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:26:40pm

re: #1030 MandyManners

How do you know it's brightly polished?

Anything that's been kissed and fondled that much by the MSM is gonna have a good spit-shine on it.

1035 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:26:48pm

re: #1014 avanti

She is a embarrassment to her party, a complete loon.

Are you kidding. She is no different than Obama and all of the democratic members of Congress and the House who have crafted the stimulus package, which is a socialist dream.

You can't really have made that statement with any authority.

1036 pink freud  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:27:02pm

re: #1027 avanti

Yes, if that company is being bailed out by the taxpayers. I have a problem with lining their pockets with tax payer money when their company is failing.

I have a better idea. How 'bout let's not line their pockets with tax payer money?

1037 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:27:12pm

re: #1024 gregg

This is a good indicator of how much trouble we are in:

Cramer on Obama's Anti-Wall Street Comments: 'We Heard Lenin'

For someone on a NBC network to say such a thing is quite amazing.

Link?

1038 Ben Hur  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:27:12pm

re: #1028 buzzsawmonkey

compleat

AHA!

1039 Silhouette  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:27:15pm

re: #1024 gregg

This is a good indicator of how much trouble we are in:

Cramer on Obama's Anti-Wall Street Comments: 'We Heard Lenin'

For someone on a NBC network to say such a thing is quite amazing.

Is that a step up or step down from Obama's quoting of Karl Marx?

Religion is the opiate of the masses, which they cling to for comfort.

1040 Vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:27:20pm

re: #1028 buzzsawmonkey

How many compleat loons does it take before one is forced to say, "I don't care what they claim to espouse; these people are wholly unworthy of my support."?

She's a loon because she is dumb enough to say it out loud.

The rest of those socialist criminals have enough sense to keep their intent to themselves.

/and the suckers keep electing them.

1041 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:27:25pm

re: #1033 nyc redneck

mccain is sounding so strong and focused and acutely articulate on hannity.
i would feel so much better if he was in the white house at this point.
instead of this bumbling ass hat we have flouncing around in there now.

He might have been if he sounded like that during the campaign, instead of like someone who wanted to lose.

1042 quickjustice  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:27:38pm

re: #1005 avanti

And I don't like the idea of your making whatever measly salary you make either, but it's none of my business! ;-)

The real point here is that capping executive compensation only makes sense if the executive is worth less than the cap in the labor market. If the executive is worth more than the cap, he'll simply leave the company subject to the cap, and take a more lucrative job elsewhere. That's why Obama's "outrage" and "moral indignation" is bogus. In the private sector, there is a labor market that competes for talent. In government, there isn't. Obama is treating these people like government employees. He'd do better to give them performance incentives linked to their pay, but as a bureaucrat and "community organizer", he doesn't understand the concept.

1043 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:27:43pm
1044 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:27:46pm

re: #1034 OldLineTexan

LOL! I'm sooo going to use that one!

1045 pink freud  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:28:03pm

re: #1034 OldLineTexan

Anything that's been kissed and fondled that much by the MSM is gonna have a good spit-shine on it.

LOL!

1046 Vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:28:05pm

re: #1030 MandyManners

How do you know it's brightly polished?

Following the "over indulgent about matters of appearance" meme...

1047 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:28:25pm

re: #1027 avanti

Yes, if that company is being bailed out by the taxpayers. I have a problem with lining their pockets with tax payer money when their company is failing.

So, if a CEO turns around the bank, he should not get a bonus?

1048 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:28:34pm

re: #1029 Creeping Eruption

I grew up around the block from an Olmstead park. I go out of my way to drive by it everyday on my way to work. Lake Park

what a beautiful old antique...I'v'e always tried to visit some of the parks in cities I pass through...never seen this one tho

1049 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:28:35pm

re: #1036 pink freud

I have a better idea. How 'bout let's not line their pockets with tax payer money?

Well, that's up to the Congress to decide. See you all later, taking the wife out dancing.

1050 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:28:42pm

See you later, time to go.

1051 Picayune  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:28:42pm

re: #1022 DeafDog

Yep, she just took her mask off a lot sooner than the rest of the current DEM House & Senate leadership.

1052 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:28:55pm

re: #1023 3 wood

It has to do with production. Back in my day in the 70's it was pain killers and then uppers to get up for games. And this was college, let alone the pro's.

I got 5 shots of xylocain in my sore shoulder (torn rotator cuff) in 6 weeks from the team doctor. Now I know you are not supposed to have more than 2 in 1 year.

I don't mean to beat this to death, but once steroids were made illegal, why wasn't it enforced?

1053 Silhouette  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:29:05pm

re: #1031 LGoPs

Yeah, but most of the numbnuts out there will think they're talking about one of the Beatles.......

Not a whole lot of difference there.

Imagine there's no country...

1054 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:29:06pm

re: #1014 avanti

She is a embarrassment to her party, a complete loon.

Let's just stop RIGHT here. You make statements which make no sense in the real world. Before you go any further, supply a LINK to any statement, from a Democratic politician, that supports what you have said.

You are not going to sit here on LGF and try to make a fool out of us. Support your statement or else withdraw it.

The ball is in your court Advanti.

1055 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:29:12pm

re: #1028 buzzsawmonkey

How many compleat loons does it take before one is forced to say, "I don't care what they claim to espouse; these people are wholly unworthy of my support."?

Good use of the word "compleat".

1056 bulwrk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:29:36pm

re: #1027 avanti

Yes, if that company is being bailed out by the taxpayers. I have a problem with lining their pockets with tax payer money when their company is failing.

I don't see the average taxpayer screaming for the govt bailout of Wall Street,its the govt constantly telling us how important it is.

1057 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:29:44pm

re: #1034 OldLineTexan

Anything that's been kissed and fondled that much by the MSM is gonna have a good spit-shine on it.

Ewwwwwwwwwww.

1058 vagabond trader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:29:44pm

re: #1033 nyc redneck

Thinking the same thing. What a sinking feeling, tho at least he is against the real pig with lipstick: the stimulus bill

1059 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:30:00pm
1060 fish  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:30:06pm

re: #1033 nyc redneck

mccain is sounding so strong and focused and acutely articulate on hannity.
i would feel so much better if he was in the white house at this point.
instead of this bumbling ass hat we have flouncing around in there now.

McCain has been sounding great lately. My question is why now? Why didn't he sound like this 6 months ago when it would have made a difference?

1061 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:30:31pm

re: #950 avanti

I think the blue dogs are might help Obama marginalize Pelosi at least that's the take on Hot hotair.com...]>Air

1062 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:30:57pm

re: #1053 Silhouette

Not a whole lot of difference there.

Imagine there's no country...

oh please...the Beatles were hardly socialists

1063 quickjustice  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:30:57pm

re: #1019 buzzsawmonkey

As a New Yorker, I've admired both Central Park and Prospect Park. Modern landscape architecture really was invented by the French at the time of Louis XIV and his architect, Le Notre, who designed the gardens at Versailles. Magnificent!

1064 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:31:20pm

re: #1027 avanti

Yes, if that company is being bailed out by the taxpayers. I have a problem with lining their pockets with tax payer money when their company is failing.

I have a problem with politicians lining the pockets of their friends while spending $900 billion of the taxpayers money on a boondoggle of a bailout.

1065 Vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:31:22pm

re: #1056 bulwrk

I don't see the average taxpayer screaming for the govt bailout of Wall Street,its the govt constantly telling us how important it is.

That's because they see the door open to an extra-Consitutional power grab and want to get all they can while we are bedazzled by the Alinsky "sky is falling" tactics.

1066 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:31:22pm

re: #1061 Soona'

Damned dingos again, apparently.

1067 Ben Hur  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:31:25pm

re: #1043 buzzsawmonkey

...yes?

Nothing.

Nothing.

Carry on.

1068 gregg  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:31:26pm

re: #1037 MandyManners

Link?

A little context:

Cramer, appearing on MSNBC’s Feb. 2 “Morning Joe,” drew comparisons between remarks between the first head of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, and Obama. Obama criticized Wall Street’s moneymaking on Jan. 30, when he said there would be a time “for them to make profits, and there will be time for them to get bonuses. Now’s not that time. And that’s a message that I intend to send directly to them.”

Cramer said that was similar to Lenin’s writings. “Let me tell you something, we heard Lenin,” Cramer said. “There was a little snippet last week that was, ‘Now is not the time for profits.’ Look - in Lenin’s book, ‘What Is to Be Done?’ is simple text of what I always though was for the communists, it was remarkable to hear very similar language from ‘What Is to Be Done?’ which is we have no place for profits.”

[Link: businessandmedia.org...]

1069 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:31:34pm

re: #1027 avanti

Yes, if that company is being bailed out by the taxpayers. I have a problem with lining their pockets with tax payer money when their company is failing.

Anything that government does to business has bad unintended consequences. Fore example, Sarbanes-Ox made it too expensive to start new businesses, or take the community Reinvestment act enabled the sub-prime loan fiasco.

This will be the same. In 2 years, when the 10-15% inflation kicks in, any of these banks that survived will have a mass exodus of talent.

1070 vagabond trader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:31:36pm

re: #1060 fish

He had inept handlers and the msm sealed the deal.

1071 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:31:46pm

re: #1048 albusteve

what a beautiful old antique...I'v'e always tried to visit some of the parks in cities I pass through...never seen this one tho

I treated it like my own backyard growing up. Of course, this was when it was safe for a young kid to go play in a stream, in a ravine, in a park, at dusk. It is magnificent. if you are in Milwaukee, it is worth it. In the summer, I will sometime drive out of downtown to the park and eat my lunch on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.

1072 Suzette  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:31:52pm

re: #994 nyc redneck

he thinks we think he's "cool".


LOL!
I know of no one that thinks he is "cool".
A total catastrophe maybe.

1073 UFO TOFU  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:32:49pm

re: #1029 Creeping Eruption

That looks like a beautiful park.

1074 itellu3times  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:33:07pm

re: #183 LC HOGHEAD

PRESIDENTIAL LINE OF SUCCESSION

1 Vice President and President of the Senate Joe Biden
2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Robert Byrd
4 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
5 Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner
6 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
7 Attorney General Eric Holder
8 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
9 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

...
666 Ben Stein
667 Blue soap dish
668 Rosie ODonell
...

1075 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:33:16pm

re: #1042 quickjustice

And I don't like the idea of your making whatever measly salary you make either, but it's none of my business! ;-)

The real point here is that capping executive compensation only makes sense if the executive is worth less than the cap in the labor market. If the executive is worth more than the cap, he'll simply leave the company subject to the cap, and take a more lucrative job elsewhere. That's why Obama's "outrage" and "moral indignation" is bogus. In the private sector, there is a labor market that competes for talent. In government, there isn't. Obama is treating these people like government employees. He'd do better to give them performance incentives linked to their pay, but as a bureaucrat and "community organizer", he doesn't understand the concept.

I'd rather make it easier for the stockholders to control compensation.
If the executive makes them a bundle, they won't mind paying him a lot, and if he runs the company down the tubes, they can make him want to leave by restricting his pay.

1076 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:33:19pm

re: #1053 Silhouette

Not a whole lot of difference there.

Imagine there's no country...

Ed Zachary........

1077 Suzette  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:33:43pm

re: #1018 pink freud


Sure will pink...but it is okay. As long as I stay sitting not in much pain.
But other than that doing better. :)

1078 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:34:04pm

re: #1071 Creeping Eruption

I treated it like my own backyard growing up. Of course, this was when it was safe for a young kid to go play in a stream, in a ravine, in a park, at dusk. It is magnificent. if you are in Milwaukee, it is worth it. In the summer, I will sometime drive out of downtown to the park and eat my lunch on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.

good suggestion...I'll take it :)

1079 Joseph  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:34:09pm

re: #1020 joseph

Documents have surfaced in Egypt showing the world's most-wanted Nazi war criminal, concentration camp doctor Aribert Heim, died in Cairo in 1992, Germany's ZDF television and The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The report said Heim was living under a pseudonym and had converted to Islam by the time of his death from intestinal cancer.

Gee, a match made in Heaven!

Fixed: Gee, a match made in Heaven Hell!

1080 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:34:24pm

re: #1039 Silhouette

Is that a step up or step down from Obama's quoting of Karl Marx?

Religion is the opiate of the masses, which they cling to for comfort.

Next up some amusing anecdotes by Feliks Dzerzhinskii of the Cheka.

1081 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:34:29pm

re: #1073 UFO TOFU

That looks like a beautiful park.


Truly an old friend.

1082 Creeping Eruption  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:35:32pm

G'night all. The Backgammon board beckons.

1083 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:35:34pm

re: #1003 notutopia

Cooper: Obama staff encouraged defiance of Pelosi

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) -- one of the lead Blue Dogs -- made a startling admission to lefty Liberadio on Sunday, suggesting the White House quietly encouraged him to buck House leadership on the stimulus.

Cooper was one of 11 Dems to vote no -- joining every GOP House member.

"Well, I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but I actually got some quiet encouragement from the Obama folks for what I’m doing," said Cooper, one of about 55 House Democrats to sign a letter criticizing Speaker Nancy Pelosi for suspending normal debate and committee rules on the $819 billion package.

He went on -- and on:

[Link: www.politico.com...]

This leak has been approved by the Office of the Speaker of the House.
Please do not try this at home.

1084 vagabond trader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:35:39pm

So much for Mr hopey change, a big fear mongering fraud, a demagogue. How long until the wheels come off his sh*t wagon.

1085 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:36:44pm

Bogus Lancet Study Debunked, Again

Nondisclosure Cited in Iraq Casualties Study
Controversial Survey Author Rebuked for Failing to Disclose Details of His Work

In a highly unusual rebuke, the American Association for Public Opinion Research today said the author of a widely debated survey on "excess deaths" in Iraq had violated its code of professional ethics by refusing to disclose details of his work.

In other words, the author of the Lancet study simply made up numbers and lied about it.

1086 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:37:31pm

I guess I need to figure out how do "links"
I broke this 4 threads ago on the Bishop rant!
#46
No ding no hat tip!
NO respect!
/// LOL

1087 Soona'  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:38:36pm

re: #1066 OldLineTexan

Damned dingos again, apparently.

What the hell? My comment was here just a minute ago. (checking under desk)

1088 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:38:42pm
1089 Joseph  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:39:04pm
Did you know that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes that 500 million people are losing jobs in America every month?

She might be including all the 'lil folks -- you know, the ones the rest of us just can't see.

1090 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:39:26pm

re: #1086 reloadingisnotahobby

Just copy the link url, then insert it into your post using the [Link] button above the comment entry panel.

1091 quickjustice  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:39:52pm

re: #1083 Soona'

Jim Cooper was an early Obama supporter, for which Hillary directly and publicly threatened him. Obama won't be able to control Congress by use of congressional proxies like Cooper, however. He'll have to directly tell the congressional leadership that they've gone too far, and propose major reductions in this bill. Failing that, he'll have to threaten a veto.

That means taking direct personal responsibility. It's called leadership. Is President "Vote Present" Obama up to it? We'll see.

1092 jcw46  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:40:41pm

re: #1084 vagabond trader

So much for Mr hopey change, a big fear mongering fraud, a demagogue. How long until the wheels come off his sh*t wagon.

All the folks he threw under the bus will hold it off the ground.

1093 gregg  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:41:38