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1 Sharmuta  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:13:44pm

It needs more Pooh?

2 Confuzed  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:13:52pm

BSD - Bush Derangement Syndrome
or
ORR - Obama Reality Regret

Which makes liberals more depressed?

3 CyanSnowHawk  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:17:03pm

re: #2 Confuzed

BSD - Bush Derangement Syndrome
or
ORR - Obama Reality Regret

Which makes liberals more depressed?

BDS made them all agitated. I would think that ORR is going to depress them.
/Just what we need, 63,000,000 Marvin the Robots.

4 CyanSnowHawk  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:17:37pm

And on that note, Goodnight.

5 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:18:16pm

re: #2 Confuzed

BSD - Bush Derangement Syndrome
or
ORR - Obama Reality Regret

Which makes liberals more depressed?

What liberals are depressed?

6 Devil's Advocate  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:20:16pm

Stealing Your Future

7 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:20:34pm

Ok, did that question scare everyone away?

8 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:21:29pm

re: #6 Devil's Advocate

By the way, you still whining?

9 ArchangelMichael  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:23:08pm

re: #2 Confuzed

BSD - Bush Derangement Syndrome
or
ORR - Obama Reality Regret

Which makes liberals more depressed?

Liberals "got what they wanted" now none of them are paying any attention to anything not on Jon Stewart. I'm pretty sure they have no idea what is going on and have no reason to be depressed or regret anything.

10 Gus  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:24:01pm

re: #5 Walter L. Newton

What liberals are depressed?

Depressed liberals. I'm typically liberally depressed.

11 Emperor Norton  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:24:15pm

There must be lots of depressed liberals right now on the editorial staff of the Rocky Mountain News, which ceases publication tomorrow.

12 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:24:18pm

re: #7 Walter L. Newton

Ok, did that question scare everyone away?

Everybody must be falling asleep (am not far behind). I have yet to speak with a liberal able or willing to say they are depressed about the situation. Have You?

13 Killian Bundy  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:24:21pm

Obama is already totally out of control.

/and he hasn't even started appointing Federal judges yet

14 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:24:52pm

re: #9 ArchangelMichael

Liberals "got what they wanted" now none of them are paying any attention to anything not on Jon Stewart. I'm pretty sure they have no idea what is going on and have no reason to be depressed or regret anything.

That's why I asked what I did above. I haven't seen or spoke to any liberal that are not anything but tickled pink over what Obama is doing right now.

15 Gus  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:25:07pm

re: #11 Emperor Norton

There must be lots of depressed liberals right now on the editorial staff of the Rocky Mountain News, which ceases publication tomorrow.

Which will make Denver a one newspaper town -- er, city.

16 stevieray  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:25:23pm

I was pokin' around the back corners of YouTube, and found some videos that bring back memories from a quarter century ago.

I used to work in this place back in the eighties, and I saw these guys more times than I can count.

Smithereens "Blood and Roses"

17 Gus  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:26:08pm

re: #16 stevieray

Quarter century? Thanks.

/

18 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:26:09pm

re: #11 Emperor Norton

There must be lots of depressed liberals right now on the editorial staff of the Rocky Mountain News, which ceases publication tomorrow.

Er, the Rocky Mountain News was considered the conservative voice in Denver. And almost all the editorial staff is going over to work for the Denver Post.

I don't understand your comment?

19 [deleted]  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:26:26pm
20 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:27:32pm

re: #19 Iron Fist

Think of that as evolution in action. They are becoming extinct to make room for the more evolved of us.

I'll mention this again. The Rocky Mountain News was considered the conservative voice in Denver. And almost all the editorial staff is going over to work for the Denver Post.

21 Gus  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:27:54pm

re: #18 Walter L. Newton

Er, the Rocky Mountain News was considered the conservative voice in Denver. And almost all the editorial staff is going over to work for the Denver Post.

I don't understand your comment?

Yeah, most people don't know. Rocky Mountain News was considered the conservative paper while the Denver Post the liberal paper.

22 [deleted]  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:28:13pm
23 Killian Bundy  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:28:17pm

The Blueprint For The Total Destruction Of The United States Of America

/how are Michelle's children going to deal with the fact that their daddy destroyed America when they grow up?

24 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:29:12pm

re: #21 Gus 802

Yeah, most people don't know. Rocky Mountain News was considered the conservative paper while the Denver Post the liberal paper.

Ok, so why are people talking about it being liberal if they don't know. Just dropping comments that make no sense, I guess.

It's bad enough the paper folded, now we have people trashing it.

25 Gus  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:30:36pm

re: #24 Walter L. Newton

Ok, so why are people talking about it being liberal if they don't know. Just dropping comments that make no sense, I guess.

It's bad enough the paper folded, now we have people trashing it.

Probably because people assume that newspapers (i.e. "The Media") are liberal ergo RMN is "liberal."

26 ArchangelMichael  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:31:17pm

re: #14 Walter L. Newton

I don't expect liberals to be upset about things conservatives and libertarians would be, but there are some... non-partisan, for lack of a better term, boo-boos he has made. Like promising not to appoint lobbyists to executive-branch positions, then appointing a shitload of them. Saying 'paying taxes is patriotic' and then appointing several tax cheats to the cabinet. These are totally lost on the average Obama supporter I know. I'd be willing to bet not a single one of them knows any of this or is paying any attention at all. All they care about is "Yes We Did!" A friend of mine is a CA public school teacher... If I have to hear "Yes we did" from him one more time I'm going to scream.

27 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:31:33pm

re: #22 Iron Fist

I know what you mean but here I am in Los Angeles County. I'm not quite ready to be a shut in. LOL We're surrounded!

Thank God we see a couple of lizards in person at our local restaurant/bar once in awhile.

28 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:34:09pm

re: #25 Gus 802

Probably because people assume that newspapers (i.e. "The Media") are liberal ergo RMN is "liberal."

And I know personally know 4 journalist at the RMN who are now out of work because of it.

29 Gus  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:34:19pm

re: #26 ArchangelMichael

Just turn around and say "oh no you didn't."

30 Dustyvet  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:35:45pm

Liberals are like seagulls: all they do is squawk, eat crap, and they are protected by the government.

31 Gus  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:36:14pm

re: #28 Walter L. Newton

And I know personally know 4 journalist at the RMN who are now out of work because of it.

That's too bad especially in these times. Getting a paying journalist gig isn't something that comes easy.

Being a one newspaper town is not a good thing. Especially if you consider that the remaining alternative is the highly partisan Denver Post.

32 redc1c4  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:36:20pm

re: #26 ArchangelMichael

I don't expect liberals to be upset about things conservatives and libertarians would be, but there are some... non-partisan, for lack of a better term, boo-boos he has made. Like promising not to appoint lobbyists to executive-branch positions, then appointing a shitload of them. Saying 'paying taxes is patriotic' and then appointing several tax cheats to the cabinet. These are totally lost on the average Obama supporter I know. I'd be willing to bet not a single one of them knows any of this or is paying any attention at all. All they care about is "Yes We Did!" A friend of mine is a CA public school teacher... If I have to hear "Yes we did" from him one more time I'm going to scream.

tell dumb shit to talk to me and i'll ask cutting questions about what he *hasn't* done with all the money we've given him.

and the max effective range of an excuse is 0 meters. LAUSD is a joke.

33 redc1c4  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:37:35pm

re: #27 Pvt Bin Jammin

I know what you mean but here I am in Los Angeles County. I'm not quite ready to be a shut in. LOL We're surrounded!

Thank God we see a couple of lizards in person at our local restaurant/bar once in awhile.

you could always travel west......

/soon as i get the yard/house cleaned up!

34 Dustyvet  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:38:23pm

re: #27 Pvt Bin Jammin

I know what you mean but here I am in Los Angeles County. I'm not quite ready to be a shut in. LOL We're surrounded!

Thank God we see a couple of lizards in person at our local restaurant/bar once in awhile.

Q: Why do so many Liberals live in L.A.?

A: It's the only city that is easy enough for them to spell.

35 [deleted]  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:39:13pm
36 zulubaby  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:41:32pm

Lovely people!

The English town of Worcester is seeking to twin itself with Gaza City in a gesture of solidarity with the Palestinian people, an official there said Thursday.

Councilor Alan Amos told Britain's Channel 4 News the twinning would draw attention to what he called the "dreadful occupation" and blockade that Gazans had suffered. The BBC says Worcester City Council backed the move on Tuesday.

37 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:42:09pm

re: #33 redc1c4

you could always travel west......

/soon as i get the yard/house cleaned up!

We'd love to do that some time.

Speaking of yard/house cleanup, a divorced USMC combat vet we know has his daughter and husband visiting March 9-13, She married a Ft. Hood (3 -4 tours in Iraq) soldier a couple of year ago down in Texas and they want to renew their vows here at my house so the Dad can give her away in marriage. I don't even know the bride and groom but I'll do it. Kind of an honor.

38 ArchangelMichael  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:42:33pm

re: #32 redc1c4

His district is nowhere near the joke that LAUSD or SDUSD are. I think its one of the top achieving districts in the state or country... unfortunately these days that still not saying much.

39 Dustyvet  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:43:16pm

Q: What is it called when a Liberal blows in another Liberal's ear?

A: Data transfer.

40 redc1c4  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:44:13pm

re: #35 Iron Fist

Most newspapers have a liberal slant. Not all of them are as egregious about it as the New York Times, but it is there. As far as this paper in specific, I really don't know enough to say. what is considered "conservative" or "right-wing" from a liberal's perspective may be different from what those of us on the right may feel is "conservative" or "right-wing". A brief search on the web brings me this article:


while admittedly not definitive, the quote shows what I am talking about. The Rocky Mountain News isn't as deceptive as the Demver Post, but they still aren't exactly telling the unvarnished truth.

and thus, neither one would be seen as a great loss.

41 [deleted]  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:45:28pm
42 Kragar  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:45:41pm

Walter around? Had a Lost question/issue.

43 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:47:06pm

re: #32 redc1c4

re: #38 ArchangelMichael

What do you think about Ray Cortines? I used to know/work with him as a volunteer with Pasadena USD. The majority of us liked him at the time.

44 Gus  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:48:38pm

re: #40 redc1c4

and thus, neither one would be seen as a great loss.

This really isn't a big issue with me. However, consider this. The Rocky Mountain News has been in Denver for 150 years. It has a legacy and history in the city. While not exactly conservative it was the most centrist of the two remaining newspapers in Denver. What remains now, as I said previously, is the highly partisan Denver Post which I took the liberty of calling the Democratic Post during the last election cycle.

45 wiffersnapper  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:48:38pm

re: #1 Sharmuta

No, beer!

46 Kragar  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:48:41pm

re: #43 Pvt Bin Jammin

re: #38 ArchangelMichael

What do you think about Ray Cortines? I used to know/work with him as a volunteer with Pasadena USD. The majority of us liked him at the time.

Holy Crap! You probably worked with or at least met my father a few times.

47 ArchangelMichael  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:48:58pm

re: #16 stevieray

One of my favorites during high school.

48 wiffersnapper  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:50:04pm

re: #44 Gus 802

As a Coloradoan, I'm in favor of letting both of them burn!

49 redc1c4  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:51:23pm

re: #37 Pvt Bin Jammin

We'd love to do that some time.

Speaking of yard/house cleanup, a divorced USMC combat vet we know has his daughter and husband visiting March 9-13, She married a Ft. Hood (3 -4 tours in Iraq) soldier a couple of year ago down in Texas and they want to renew their vows here at my house so the Dad can give her away in marriage. I don't even know the bride and groom but I'll do it. Kind of an honor.

contact me: i know i can arrange to have at least a few veteran couples there to fill things out. and i'm pretty sure i can get the swords and honor guard, should they wish. i can reach out to the Cav. we hold a grudge. %-)

/dead serious

50 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:52:56pm

re: #41 Iron Fist

We had several get-togethers here a few years ago, but we've all been so busy that it's been a while. Time just flies, and the years pass very quickly any more.

These next four years, though, are going to feel long as an eternity spent in a particularly boring circle of Hell. Without all of the pleasant amenities.

I hear about those and I believe either yourself or cartman posted some pictures. I'll bet you had a lot of fun.

We see Desert Sage at least once a week, Revobob has joined us and have talked to Red a few times on the phone but he hasn't been able to get together with us yet. Your big get togethers looked great, with the plinking and all. LOL

51 Killian Bundy  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:53:23pm

President Obama Announces Budget Blueprint

Sure, the markets tanked when he trotted out on the TV yesterday to announce this. What's more interesting is that his lip color matches his tie.

/wouldn't be real interesting except that his tie is blue

52 redc1c4  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:53:27pm

rule #1: stand for something.

53 ArchangelMichael  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:53:27pm

re: #43 Pvt Bin Jammin

re: #38 ArchangelMichael

What do you think about Ray Cortines? I used to know/work with him as a volunteer with Pasadena USD. The majority of us liked him at the time.

I don't live in LA so I'm not up on all that's going on there unless I get info on it from the John & Ken Show or something. But you don't have to poke around that hard to realize that the LA school district is a Clusterfuck of Extraordinary Magnitude™

54 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:54:29pm

re: #46 Kragar (proud to be kafir)

I was just a volunteer but involved from 1975 to 1988. The last four years I didn't do much with the district itself but concentrated on the music programs.

55 redc1c4  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:55:14pm

re: #43 Pvt Bin Jammin

re: #38 ArchangelMichael

What do you think about Ray Cortines? I used to know/work with him as a volunteer with Pasadena USD. The majority of us liked him at the time.

never met/heard of him.... can't speak to the issue as he doesn't ring a bell.

56 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:55:15pm

re: #53 ArchangelMichael

I agree. It's a mess.

57 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:56:31pm

re: #55 redc1c4

He is the new superintendent. His real name is Ramon Cortines. We just always called him Ray.

58 [deleted]  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:56:38pm
59 Kragar  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:56:49pm

re: #54 Pvt Bin Jammin

I was just a volunteer but involved from 1975 to 1988. The last four years I didn't do much with the district itself but concentrated on the music programs.

My Father was director of research and testing and later purchasing director for the District from 1973 until 2003ish. Was on the school board for a term after that.

60 redc1c4  Thu, Feb 26, 2009 11:59:47pm

re: #57 Pvt Bin Jammin

He is the new superintendent. His real name is Ramon Cortines. We just always called him Ray.

until they get rid of the unions, the LAUSD is screwed, no matter who get's the j*b.

61 Dustyvet  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:00:27am

re: #52 redc1c4

rule #1: stand for something.

Rule #2: When in doubt see rule #1

62 Macker  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:01:41am

re: #3 CyanSnowHawk

BDS made them all agitated. I would think that ORR is going to depress them.
/Just what we need, 63,000,000 Marvin the Robots.

Well they could just take Fukitol and be done with it....

63 ArchangelMichael  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:04:09am

re: #60 redc1c4

until they get rid of the unions, the LAUSD is screwed, no matter who get's the j*b.

I know why but, I cant help to ask...

Why do government employees need a union? The purpose of a union is to give employees special government sponsored protections from "abuse" by their employer. Well in this case the government is their employer. So the government tries to bend or get around labor laws and screw employees? The government is going to protect them from... the government?

64 redc1c4  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:04:54am

re: #61 Dustyvet

Rule #2: When in doubt see rule #1

ya know, for a FUBAR'd post, it actually makes more sense than most deliberate ones......

/kinda sad

65 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:06:59am

re: #63 ArchangelMichael

I know why but, I cant help to ask...

Why do government employees need a union? The purpose of a union is to give employees special government sponsored protections from "abuse" by their employer. Well in this case the government is their employer. So the government tries to bend or get around labor laws and screw employees? The government is going to protect them from... the government?

I've been a teacher in a union district. I really shudder to think how bad the situation would have been if we hadn't had the union.

66 Pvt Bin Jammin  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:07:03am

re: #59 Kragar (proud to be kafir)

Small world. I probably ran across him. I tutored reading and did science experiments with the little kids, was with the PTA, District Advisory Council and a another council that I can't remember the name of. LOL I was also recording secretary for the Pasadena Educational Foundation. When the politics got to heavy for me I just went all out to help the orchestras and bands.

I never used to tell anybody that I voted Republican in those days. They used to send me to conferences where Jesse Jackson and the "wounded knee" guy were two of the hot speakers. LOL They even wanted to sent me to grant writing school and I refused since I thought it should go to an employee.

67 zombie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:09:19am

Wow -- never thought I'd get to see this.

The band that first put San Francisco on the musical map in mid '60s, before all that flower-power stuff and before the hippies and before the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful and all that crud:

We Five performing You Were On My Mind -- live, introduced by (of all people) Fred Astaire!:

What a classic. And yet the We Five are now completely forgotten.

68 Dustyvet  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:09:36am

Pig Test
The pig personality test
← prev %P% next →
DON'T CHEAT ON THIS, CUZ IT'S NEAT!

Draw a pig. Yes, that's right.
On a blank piece of paper draw a pig.
Then scroll down and read the Interpretation of your pig!
Draw your pig first!
And don't look at the next part until you are done!
It won't be fun if you look first.

Now if you're done...start to scroll down.....

YOU'RE CHEATING! DRAW THE FRIGGIN' PIG!

The pig serves as a useful test of the personality traits of the drawer.

If the pig is drawn:

Toward the top of the paper, you are positive and optimistic.

Toward the middle, you are a realist.

Toward the bottom, you are pessimistic, and have a tendency to behave negatively.

Facing left, you believe in tradition, are friendly, and remember dates. (birthdays, etc.)

Facing right, you are innovative and active, but don't have a strong sense of family, nor do you remember dates.

Facing front (looking at you), you are direct, enjoy playing devil's advocate and neither fear nor avoid discussions.

With many details, you are analytical, cautious, and distrustful.

With few details, you are emotional and naive, you care little for details and are a risk-taker.

With less than 4 legs showing, you are insecure or are living through a period of major change.

With 4 legs showing, you are secure, stubborn, and stick to your ideals.

The size of the ears indicates how good a listener you are.

The bigger the better.

The length of the tail indicates the quality of your sex life! (And again more is better!)

OK, who didn't draw a tail?

69 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:12:10am

re: #36 zulubaby

Lemme guess, it will be the only playhouse in the UK where you can catch a performance of "My Name is Rachel Corrie" any day of the week, any time of day, right?

An entire town of tools.

70 Kragar  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:12:28am

re: #68 Dustyvet

I drew a cop.

/

71 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:13:09am

re: #68 Dustyvet

Does this only work with pigs?

72 ArchangelMichael  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:13:11am

re: #65 SanFranciscoZionist

Was it in California? Was your union milking you out of outrageously high dues to fund multi-million dollar ballot initiatives and political campaigns based on lies which will ultimately bankrupt the state? Were you working in a district where you make 35% above the national average pay but achievement is well below the national average? "We need more money for education! Sign this petition to pay more taxes!"

I don't mean to be harsh or jump all over you, but the CTA is FUCKING us in the back of a Volkswagen.

73 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:15:01am

re: #68 Dustyvet

I'd like to see Picasso's pig. Or Dali's. My guess is 'Best Suited for Straightjacket' territory.

74 Dustyvet  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:15:19am

re: #70 Kragar (proud to be kafir)

I drew a cop.

/

Okey dokey...:)

75 Killian Bundy  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:15:38am

Compare and contrast.

/we're in real trouble

76 redc1c4  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:16:05am

re: #67 zombie

Wow -- never thought I'd get to see this.

The band that first put San Francisco on the musical map in mid '60s, before all that flower-power stuff and before the hippies and before the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful and all that crud:

We Five performing You Were On My Mind -- live, introduced by (of all people) Fred Astaire!:


[Video]What a classic. And yet the We Five are now completely forgotten.

The Who?

77 Emperor Norton  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:17:06am

What if you draw a pig with more than four legs showing?

78 Pvt Bin Jammin  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:17:36am

re: #67 zombie

I absolutely remember listening to the song on the radio but not the name of the group. Kinda sad.

79 redc1c4  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:17:36am

re: #65 SanFranciscoZionist

I've been a teacher in a union district. I really shudder to think how bad the situation would have been if we hadn't had the union.

thanks for showing why teacher unions are part of the problem.

80 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:19:15am

re: #77 Emperor Norton

You mean an anatomically correct pig?

81 Dustyvet  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:19:34am

Top 47 OXYMORONS:

47. Act naturally
46. Found missing
45. Resident alien
44. Advanced BASIC
43. Genuine imitation
42. Airline Food
41. Good grief
40. Same difference
39. Almost exactly
38. Government organization
37. Sanitary landfill
36. Alone together
35. Legally drunk
34. Silent scream
33. American history
32. Living dead
31. Small crowd
30. Business ethics
29. Soft rock
28. Butt Head
27. Military Intelligence
26. Software documentation
25. New York culture
24. New classic
23. Sweet sorrow
22. Childproof
21. "Now, then ..."
20. Synthetic natural gas
19. Passive aggression
18. Taped live
17. Clearly misunderstood
16. Peace force
15. Extinct Life
14. Temporary tax increase
13. Computer jock
12. Plastic glasses
11. Terribly pleased
10. Computer security
09. Political science
08. Tight slacks
07. Definite maybe
06. Pretty ugly
05. Twelve-ounce pound cake
04. Diet ice cream
03. Working vacation
02. Exact estimate

And the Number one top OXY-Moron

01. Microsoft Works

82 redc1c4  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:19:49am

re: #67 zombie

Wow -- never thought I'd get to see this.

The band that first put San Francisco on the musical map in mid '60s, before all that flower-power stuff and before the hippies and before the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful and all that crud:

We Five performing You Were On My Mind -- live, introduced by (of all people) Fred Astaire!:


[Video]What a classic. And yet the We Five are now completely forgotten.

I have the Great Society live on vinyl....... among others.

83 Killian Bundy  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:23:49am

re: #79 redc1c4

thanks for showing why teacher unions are part of the problem.

/NEA Teachers Have Become Re-Educators

84 Pvt Bin Jammin  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:25:00am

Fading fast here. Later lizards, take care.

85 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:25:18am

Note to the New York Times: When your stock has lost more than 90% of its value in the past 5 years, I'm not sure a new web interface for your online edition is the answer.

**rolls eyes**

86 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:27:22am

re: #67 zombie

I remember that song! (But had no idea the band that performed it.) That's a warm fuzzy from the past. Fred Astaire seemed pretty hip and lively.

before the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful and all that crud

FWIW, I put the Grateful Dead on par with mimes. I know, major downdings ;-)

87 Kragar  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:27:23am

re: #85 gmsc

Note to the New York Times: When your stock has lost more than 90% of its value in the past 5 years, I'm not sure a new web interface for your online edition is the answer.

**rolls eyes**

At this rate, I expect the NYT to add Cousin Oliver to their staff by mid-spring

88 ArchangelMichael  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:27:34am

re: #85 gmsc

I'm trying to decide if I should buy put options on them. My luck they will get bailed out or will hold on just long enough for them to expire though.

89 ArchangelMichael  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:29:58am

re: #87 Kragar (proud to be kafir)

Or Ted McGinley, the Patron Saint of Jumping the Shark

90 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:30:00am

Today in History, February 27:

91 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:37:14am

re: #87 Kragar (proud to be kafir)

At this rate, I expect the NYT to add Cousin Oliver to their staff by mid-spring

I love it! Too many good things have died due to having a Cousin Oliver (TV Tropes).

BTW, the guy who played Oliver on the Brady Bunch, Robbie Rist, now has his own band. Care to guess what the name of it is? Yep. You guessed it.

re: #88 ArchangelMichael

I'm trying to decide if I should buy put options on them. My luck they will get bailed out or will hold on just long enough for them to expire though.

Too much of a risk of 0bama bailing out his favorite supporter, IMHO.

re: #89 ArchangelMichael

Or Ted McGinley, the Patron Saint of Jumping the Shark

I remember when he joined the cast of Married With Children. My very first thought was, "Well, obviously this show is going off the air soon."
;)

92 ArchangelMichael  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:39:20am

re: #91 gmsc

I remember when he joined the cast of Married With Children. My very first thought was, "Well, obviously this show is going off the air soon."
;)

I'm glad that was the exception to the rule. Jefferson Darcy was an excellent addition to MWC.

93 TheMatrix31  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:41:38am

re: #92 ArchangelMichael

I'm glad that was the exception to the rule. Jefferson Darcy was an excellent addition to MWC.

Definitely.

94 zombie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:45:19am

re: #82 redc1c4

I have the Great Society live on vinyl....... among others.

I own a rare Great Society album -- but it's a regular studio recording, if I remember. What you have must be a bootleg!

The Great Society, Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane and the rest of the "San Francisco sound" were all discovered because of the We Five: due to their success in '65, agents and scouts flocked to San Francisco looking for new talent. (Slick was also said to have modeled her singing after Bev Bivens, the We Five vocalist!)

95 zombie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:48:09am

re: #86 theheat

I put the Grateful Dead on par with mimes. I know, major downdings ;-)

Au contraire! One upding, at least from me.

I saw Marcel Marceau perform once, and also once saw the Grateful Dead.

Marcel had them beat by a mile, entertainment-wise. So, actually, they're beneath mimes.

96 zombie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:49:11am

OK, no more '60s nostalgia, Look forward -- to the future!

(Anybody know how to build a sturdy shack out of cardboard boxes?)

97 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:49:19am

re: #92 ArchangelMichael

I'm glad that was the exception to the rule. Jefferson Darcy was an excellent addition to MWC.

re: #93 TheMatrix31

Definitely.

I was amazed when I saw how long it lasted after he was added to the cast! It seems he finally broke his curse.

98 redc1c4  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:51:27am

re: #94 zombie

I own a rare Great Society album -- but it's a regular studio recording, if I remember. What you have must be a bootleg!

The Great Society, Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane and the rest of the "San Francisco sound" were all discovered because of the We Five: due to their success in '65, agents and scouts flocked to San Francisco looking for new talent. (Slick was also said to have modeled her singing after Bev Bivens, the We Five vocalist!)


undoubtedly.... OPSEC is such a bitch or i'd say let's swap copies.

maybe we can create a dead drop? (all puns intended.)
red

99 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:53:52am

re: #95 zombie

Okay, then you come from an educated perspective. Thanks for the confirmation.

I was a bartender way back when, and we got all the college pukes and trust fund hippies that had just attended a GD concert. It was an awful night, which is why I still remember it a million years later. We must have 86'd a third of them for 'lighting up' right there at the bar.

They don't call them Deadheads for nothing.

100 zombie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:02:43am

re: #98 redc1c4

undoubtedly.... OPSEC is such a bitch or i'd say let's swap copies.

maybe we can create a dead drop? (all puns intended.)
red

Actually, mine must be a live album too, because I just found this on the Web:

The band released only one single during its lifetime in 1966, "Somebody to Love" (originally titled "Someone to Love"), written by Darby, backed with "Free Advice." Issued on Autumn Records' tiny North Beach subsidiary label, the single made little impact outside of the Bay Area...
Columbia would eventually release tapes of live performances by Great Society as two separate albums in 1968 after Grace found fame

So, they never actually did release a studio album. I haven't taken out or listened to that record in such a long time, I forget it must be a live recording!

Anyway, I said no more nostalgia, so let's get back to focusing on the future:

Which do you think will be better to sell on the street corner: Apples, or pencils? I'm leaning toward apples, because who in a nation of illiterates will need a pencil?

101 Salamantis  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:07:18am

re: #81 Dustyvet

You forgot 'athletic scholarship.'

not to mention 'virtual reality.'

102 redc1c4  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:09:16am

re: #100 zombie

So, they never actually did release a studio album. I haven't taken out or listened to that record in such a long time, I forget it must be a live recording!

Anyway, I said no more nostalgia, so let's get back to focusing on the future:

Which do you think will be better to sell on the street corner: Apples, or pencils? I'm leaning toward apples, because who in a nation of illiterates will need a pencil?

ammo.....
might as well help support the revolution.

/and besides, who will be able to afford a laptop on the corner? %-)

103 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:09:42am
Which do you think will be better to sell on the street corner: Apples, or pencils? I'm leaning toward apples, because who in a nation of illiterates will need a pencil?

"Alex, I'm going to have to take 'Sex' for $400."

It always sells.

104 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:09:50am

Oh, barf: ROSIE O'DONNELL'S INCREDIBLE SEARCH FOR 'AMERICA'

Emmy winner Rosie O'Donnell plays a therapist in the poignant new Lifetime Original Movie "America," about a teenager caught up in the foster care system, and she tells ET's Kevin Frazier the extraordinary story behind finding the film's lead!

"We saw probably 200 kids for the lead role," the former "View" star explains. "We couldn't find him, because the boy needs to be vulnerable, fragile, wounded, broken and non-presentational."

With less than a week to go before the film was to start shooting, the title role was still not yet cast and executive producer Rosie went on a scouting trip to a local Detroit area foster care home. While dining at a small restaurant, she saw Philip Johnson, a 17-year-old student lunching with his family.

"He was sitting still, and he looked up, and he looked a little like Tiger Woods -- like you couldn't tell his ethnicity; he was a mixture, which is what America is supposed to be," she recalls. "And he had a soulful kind of stillness. He's a real kid, and that's what we needed."

Rosie approached him to ask if he had ever acted before. A true unknown who was thinking of getting into the field of engineering, Philip nailed every line reading in his audition and a short time later found himself in front of the cameras with the lead -- just a regular kid who happened to be at the right place at the right time.

"[It] was meant to be," says Rosie.

Based on E.R. Frank's book of the same name and premiering in February 2009, the film is about a sixteen-year-old boy named America who has spent his entire life shuffled through the foster care system. Emotionally vacant and suicidal, he's teamed up with Rosie's therapist, who helps him understand his troubled past in order to find the courage to live.

"It's a beautiful story, and one that doesn't get told often enough, about the plight of half a million kids in America," says Rosie.

105 wolfie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:11:59am

re: #103 theheat

But not always for $400. :)

106 redc1c4  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:13:18am

re: #104 gmsc

you misspelled "HURL!"

FTFY!

107 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:13:35am

re: #104 gmsc

Oh, barf: ROSIE O'DONNELL'S INCREDIBLE SEARCH FOR 'AMERICA'

Let's go over this phrase again:

...Emotionally vacant and suicidal, he's teamed up with Rosie's therapist...

...thus making him finally commit to suicide!

108 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:14:08am

re: #105 wolfie

For $400, you get to choose between a free gift: apple or pencil. You could work out a relationship with the apple and pencil peeps on the other corners.

I'm a capitalist at heart.

109 redc1c4  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:14:53am

that's all i can take..... enjoy the fruitcup upgrades!

hasta y'all......

L8r!

110 wolfie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:18:30am

re: #108 theheat

LOL !

111 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:19:06am

re: #2 Confuzed


ORR - Obama Reality Regret

Which makes liberals more depressed?

That acronym is an insult to the life and on-ice achievments of The airborne #4- Parry Sound, ON's own Bobby Orr.

112 wolfie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:19:39am

Dang. Red spiked the fruit cup and I'm conking out here.
The rest of you enjoy!....responsibly, of course!

113 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:22:28am

Funny how the DOW slides 300 points in one afternoon and the MSM blames it on 'the failed policies of the last eight years', but when it rallies and gains a dozen points, it's clearly 'the markets reacting favorably to the 0bama administration's latest economic proposals'...

114 Throbert McGee  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:25:39am

re: #89 ArchangelMichael

Or Ted McGinley, the Patron Saint of Jumping the Shark

Pfffft. He was in the original Revenge of the Nerds, but the franchise jumped the shark in RotN 2 -- the sequel in which McGinley didn't appear, though he returned for III and IV.

Also, he's major DILF material, so shaddup.

115 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:26:44am

re: #114 Throbert McGee


Also, he's major DILF material, so shaddup.

Whoa- that sounds like a by-law from the Freedom of Too Much Information Act.

116 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:28:20am

re: #114 Throbert McGee

Pfffft. He was in the original Revenge of the Nerds, but the franchise jumped the shark in RotN 2 -- the sequel in which McGinley didn't appear, though he returned for III and IV.

Also, he's major DILF material, so shaddup.

Yes, but the McGinley curse is a TV curse, not a movie curse.

He joins Happy Days - bang, it dies.
He joins The Love Boat - bang, it dies.
He joins Dynasty - bang, it dies.
He joins Sports Night - bang, it dies.

117 ArchangelMichael  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:32:03am

re: #114 Throbert McGee

Like gmsc said it's a TV curse but, you are right RotN2 was the Jumping the Shark for that series. The second Ogre put on nerdy glasses and a ΛΛΛ jacket... that was the death knell.

118 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:33:33am

re: #116 gmsc

A friend of mine from Jr. High had a similar gift/curse. As soon as he warmed up to a TV series (Eerie, Indiana; the Ferris Bueller's Day Off TV series) it would get canned...

119 ArchangelMichael  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:33:47am

re: #116 gmsc

At least McGinley has a good attitude about it. He's amused by his patron saint of JtS status, and in his defense he was never the cause of the shows demise, just a symptom.

120 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:41:18am

Trivia time: Which famous TV show killer did the voice of "Star" in the animated movie Balto?

121 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:43:48am

Woman trades kids for bird.

Paul and Brandy Romero advertised that they were selling their pet cockatoo for $1,500...

Greenwell proposed selling two of the couple's children to the Romeros for $2,000...

The parties allegedly negotiated a trade involving the two kids, the bird and $175...

The obvious aside, I really want to know how they came up with the figure of $175. WTF?

122 Throbert McGee  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:46:33am

re: #68 Dustyvet

Pig Test
The pig personality test
[snip]
On a blank piece of paper draw a pig.
The size of the ears indicates how good a listener you are.

The test left out:

"If you drew the pig with a large, pendulous scrotum, you are Japanese."

Seriously, the Japanese have this major taboo about showing pubic hair IN PORN -- yet cartoons of barnyard animals with conspicuous, beachball-sized testicles are considered "cute," and suitable for children's sleepwear. East is east, etc.

123 littleoldlady  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:47:22am

re: #121 theheat

The kids eat more?

124 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:49:45am

Will he, or won't he?

That is the question. Does barry have the testicular fortitude to do the right thing? By the way, that's exactly what I did before I was forced out of the Navy. Shoot down things!

125 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:51:24am

re: #123 littleoldlady

Hello littleoldlady...

You might be onto something. Wouldn't you want to be a fly on the wall while this bunch of nuts were hashing out the price over the phone?

"No, you still owe me $500."

"Do the kids come with their own bag of food?"

"Hell no."

"Okay, then, I'll offer the bird and $150, but that's my final offer. That includes delivery, right?"

"Make it $175, and I'll deliver."

"Ummm... Okay. Done!"

126 littleoldlady  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:53:23am

re: #125 theheat

theheat! :-)

That's it! Lowbrow high finance...

127 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:55:21am

re: #124 rightside

Will he, or won't he?

That is the question. Does barry have the testicular fortitude to do the right thing? By the way, that's exactly what I did before I was forced out of the Navy. Shoot down things!

In an exclusive interview with ABC News' Martha Raddatz, Adm. Timothy Keating, head of the U.S. Pacific Commands, said that the military is prepared to shoot down any North Korean ballistic missile -- if President Obama should give the order.

Translation: North Korean ballistic missiles are completely safe, unlike the target in question.

128 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:57:18am

re: #124 rightside

My guess is no. He'll insist on talking them to death. Some more.

I think his idea of exhausting all avenues of diplomacy include talking right up to the moment their shit lands in our back yard.

129 TheMatrix31  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:57:57am

re: #124 rightside

Will he, or won't he?

That is the question. Does barry have the testicular fortitude to do the right thing? By the way, that's exactly what I did before I was forced out of the Navy. Shoot down things!

Does this mean shoot down the test?

130 Throbert McGee  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:58:06am

re: #120 gmsc

Trivia time: Which famous TV show killer did the voice of "Star" in the animated movie Balto?

Heh! Had to look that one up.

(Hint: Associated with the deaths of TWO totally unrelated series, and was cast as a freakish child super-genius in both.)

131 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 1:58:56am

re: #126 littleoldlady

They probably threw in some old Trans Am parts to sweeten the deal ;-)

132 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:00:09am

gmsc's money tips #4:

Benjamin Franklin's knew how to build wealth. Pay attention to his advice on industry and frugality, as well as what Franklin says in the conclusion.

133 littleoldlady  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:00:25am

Good morning, afternoon, evening *everyone*!™

Fruitcup is on the buffet -------------->
Help yourselves!

134 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:02:55am

It seems lately, that a lot of talk has been bandied about concerning the direction conservatives are moving. We are so fractured, and I can't foresee coming together anytime soon to get back to less govt, personal responsibility, etc. Let's face it, the drive bys will decide who our nominee will be next time, I guarantee it. I see many, equally split camps in our midst. The Romneys, the Huckabee's, Palin's, Jindal's et.al.

No one person is going to embody the conservative ideals. Reagan is gone. His ideals aren't. We will never see someone like Reagan again, he was once in a lifetime. So, a choice will have to be made with those who step up to the plate. Couple that with the MSM assault on whomever it is, and it will be a very long time out in the wilderness.

135 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:03:00am

re: #133 littleoldlady

Good morning, afternoon, evening *everyone*!™

Fruitcup is on the buffet -------------->
Help yourselves!

Thanks! I love it!

136 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:03:55am

re: #129 TheMatrix31

Yes, that is no satellite they are launching....it's a missile test for ICBM's

137 littleoldlady  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:04:37am

gmsc! :-)

138 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:06:30am

re: #120 gmsc

Trivia time: Which famous TV show killer did the voice of "Star" in the animated movie Balto?


[Video]

The voice of star is also known as the child actor who played David Baxter in the last few episodes of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, as well as the Brady Bunch's Cousin Oliver - it's Robbie Rist!

139 TheMatrix31  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:08:35am

re: #133 littleoldlady

Good morning, afternoon, evening *everyone*!™

Fruitcup is on the buffet -------------->
Help yourselves!

Good mornin!

140 littleoldlady  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:08:47am

Matrix! :-)

141 smokefire  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:12:01am

good morning. After 3 weeks of pneumonia, finally going back to work........................

Got to pay for all of those Obamatons programs.

142 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:13:25am

re: #136 rightside

This is one of those unmopped messes that has come back to bite us in the ass.

So far, we've talked and talked and talked. All the while, the Norks' weapons plans have been motoring along, quietly. I don't believe it's ever stopped for more than five minutes.

We have China, huge huge huge China, who owns us on paper, sitting there with crossed arms, waiting this out. Russia looks over China's shoulder, secretly wanting us to go down in flames. South Korea and Japan are looking at us like, "Well, are you gonna do something, for crying out loud?"

It really sucks, and there are no simple answers. I would like BHO to send over some longtalkers with the ultimatum that if this matter isn't resolved, make no mistake we'll blow your shit up. I'd have about 1,000 more times respect for him, despite his other shortcomings, if he manned up.

143 littleoldlady  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:14:05am

re: #141 smokefire

WOW. Don't overdo it, and stay well!

144 TheMatrix31  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:14:08am

You know, in shitty times like this, Curb Your Enthusiasm keeps me from completely flying off the handle.

145 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:18:37am

So under this carbon cap and trade scheme, how much would Australia have to pay for the recent CO2 emissions from the wildfires?

146 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:19:21am

re: #144 TheMatrix31

I hit youtube when it gets to be too much. Old WB cartoons and JRT races temporarily lift the spirits. They're innocuous. Sometimes, that's about as deep and philosophical as you want to get.

147 schnapp  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:20:08am

re: #141 smokefire

i think you mean comrade obamaton, comrade smokefire.

148 ArchangelMichael  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:20:41am

re: #120 gmsc

Trivia time: Which famous TV show killer did the voice of "Star" in the animated movie Balto?


[Video]

Had to look that up... wow. Did he kill all these?

Brady Bunch, Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider, Whiz Kids, CHiPs

149 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:23:19am

re: #145 Fenway_Nation

Whatever the amount, if the entire continent was on fire, the noxious cloud of bullshit coming out of DC makes it pale in comparison. And we are paying for that.

150 Crux Australis  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:23:52am

re: #147 schnapp

Another Aussie on LGF? Where do you live?

151 smokefire  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:26:32am

re: #147 schnapp

i think you mean comrade obamaton, comrade smokefire.

I would like to say something else, about the O, but decorum [and the threat of being blocked again keeps me under control]

152 smokefire  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:28:07am

Be back in about 24 hours.
OT this AM, regular shift tonight.
Going to be rough getting back into the swing of things.

153 Throbert McGee  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:29:54am

re: #138 gmsc

The voice of star is also known as the child actor who played David Baxter in the last few episodes of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, as well as the Brady Bunch's Cousin Oliver - it's Robbie Rist!

Whoa, I didn't know about Rist's role on the MTM Show!

He turned up a little later on Galactica 1980 as the teenaged Doctor Zee, who uses his super-human 167 IQ to advise Lorne Greene. (Still looking exactly like he did as Cousin Oliver, but in a ethereally glowing white robe, à la Marlon Brando in Superman.)

154 Throbert McGee  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:33:35am

re: #153 Throbert McGee

Still looking exactly like he did as Cousin Oliver, but in a ethereally glowing white robe

Actually, he kind of looked like a cross between Cousin Oliver and one of those cheap injection-molded lawn ornaments of Frosty the Snowman -- pale and waxy, yet bright enough to read by.

155 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:43:08am

DNA evidence is in, newly discovered species of fish dubbed H. psychedelica

More photos here.

It kind of looks like if you crossed a lion fish with an English bulldog, with the flat face and the bowed 'arms' in front.

156 schnapp  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:48:40am

re: #150 Crux Australis

perth, and yourself?

157 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:49:07am

re: #154 Throbert McGee

re: #155 theheat

How about if I crossed cousin Oliver with a lionfish?

158 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:50:36am

re: #156 schnapp

Western Australia.....home of the longest trains in the world (albeit nowhere near Perth).

159 schnapp  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:53:47am

re: #158 Fenway_Nation

nowhere is near perth :P

160 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:56:34am

re: #133 littleoldlady

Good morning, afternoon, evening *everyone*!™

Fruitcup is on the buffet -------------->
Help yourselves!

'Morning, lol....and thank you.

The next bumper sticker for my vehicle

"One Big Ass Mistake America"

161 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 2:58:43am

re: #157 Fenway_Nation

I'm afraid the fish would need glasses. And, by association, the species would be doomed, just like all the TV series he appeared in.

BTW, I didn't mean to make light of the fires in Australia.

162 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:00:30am

re: #160 Pietr

'Morning, lol....and thank you.

The next bumper sticker for my vehicle

"One Big Ass Mistake America"

I saw one on the way to work today: "HONK! If you're paying my mortgage!"

163 gmsc  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:00:42am

Good night, all!

164 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:00:46am

re: #159 schnapp

nowhere is near perth :P

I'm nowhere near Perth- does that mean I'm halfway there? :P

I've actually heard/read good things about Perth despite it's relative remoteness. Two things of interest right off the top of my head would include the Perth mint and the eastward journey on the Indian Pacific...

165 Crux Australis  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:02:23am

re: #156 schnapp

perth, and yourself?

Western Sydney, out Windsor way.

166 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:02:30am

re: #162 gmsc

Night gmsc!

167 schnapp  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:05:30am

re: #164 Fenway_Nation

perth is very nice. some of the best city beaches in the world. also the wealthiest major city i think because of the mining boom (but that's changing now).
where do you live?

168 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:07:13am

Ohmygawdohmygawdohmygawd! Yahoo Sports will have free streaming of the Bruins/Capitals game this saturday!

/Best team in the league versus Alexander Ovechkin, basically.

169 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:07:22am

G'Night gmsc-one for the road:

You've been waiting for them with bated breath, so without further ado here are the 2008 Darwin awards.

Eighth Place
In Detroit , a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys.

Seventh Place
A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who 'totally zoned when he ran,' accidentally, jogged off a 100-foot high cliff on his daily run.

Sixth Place
While at the beach, Daniel Jones, 21, dug an 8 foot hole for protection from the wind and had been sitting in a beach chair at the bottom! When it t collapsed, burying him beneath 5 feet of sand. People on the beach used their hands and shovels trying to get him out but could not reach him. It took rescue workers using heavy equipment almost an hour to free him. Jones was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Fifth Place
Santiago Alvarado, 24, was killed as he fell through the ceiling of a bicycle shop he was burglarizing. Death was caused when the long flashlight he had placed in his mouth to keep his hands free rammed into the base of his skull as he hit the floor.

Fourth Place
Sylvester Briddell, Jr., 26, was killed as he won a bet with friends who said he would not put a revolver loaded with four bullets into his mouth and pull the trigger.

Third Place
After stepping around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door, a man walked into H&J Leather & Firearms intent on robbing the store. The shop was full of customers and a uniformed officer was standing at the counter. Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up! and fired a few wild shots from a target pistol. The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, and several customers also drew their guns and fired. The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics. Crime scene investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt.

HONOURABLE MENTION
Paul Stiller, 47, and his wife Bonnie were bored just driving around at 2 A.M. so they lit a quarter stick of dynamite to toss out the window to see what would happen. Apparently they failed to notice the window was closed.

RUNNER UP
Kerry Bingham had been drinking with several friends when one of them said they knew a person who had bungee-jumped from a local bridge in the middle of traffic. The conversation grew more heated and at least 10 men trooped along the walkway of the bridge at 4:30 AM. Upon arrival at the midpoint of the bridge they discovered that no one had brought a bungee rope. Bingham, who had continued drinking, volunteered and pointed out that a coil of lineman's cable, lay near by. They secured one end around Bingham's leg and then tied the other ! ;to the bridge. His fall lasted 40 feet before the cable tightened and tore his foot off at the ankle.. He miraculously survived his fall into the icy water and was rescued by two nearby fishermen. Bingham's foot was never located.

AND THE WINNER IS...
Zookeeper Friedrich Riesfeldt ( Paderborn , Germany ) fed his constipated elephant 22 doses of animal laxative and more than a bushel of berries, figs and prunes before the plugged-up pachyderm finally got relief.
Investigators say ill-fated Friedrich, 46, was attempting to give the ailing elephant an olive oil enema when the relieved beast unloaded.
The sheer force of the elephant's unexpected defecation knocked Mr. Riesfeldt to the ground where he struck his head on a rock as the elephant continued to evacuate 200 pounds of dung on top of him.
It seems to be just one of those freak accidents that proves... '**** happens'

170 littleoldlady  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:07:57am

Pietr! :-)

'Night, gmsc! :-)

171 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:08:57am

re: #167 schnapp

California, although my screen name is derived from a famous baseball park in Boston (California seems to be chock full of people transplanted from other parts of the world/country).

172 schnapp  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:12:11am

re: #171 Fenway_Nation

ah ok, very nice. when i was in england (my dad and his side of the family all live there) there was an ad on TV all the time for California. it looks beautiful.

173 schnapp  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:13:07am

and here is that ad:

174 Spare O'Lake  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:13:36am

Good Morning LGF.

In our multicultural Canadian urban centres, our "sensitivity-trained" police and dhimmified politicians now allow anti-semitic third world immigrants and their ilk to physically harass, bait and vilify Jewish students on our leftard-run public university campuses. At York University, a large university campus in Toronto, we recently saw the spectacle of a gathering of Jewish students being physically threatened and intimidated by an organized group of fellow students to the point where the Jews required police assistance to get out of their meeting place without being physically attacked.

The response of the President of the University, Mamdouh Shoukri (a 1970 graduate of Cairo University) is to rank the top freedom of speech issue at the school not as anti-semitism, but rather as - you guessed it - ISLAMOPHOBIA!

Three cheers for freedom of speech and assembly, multiculturalism and an orgy of third world immigration.

175 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:14:13am

re: #172 schnapp

It has it's moments, but at times I shake my head and wonder how I managed to wind up in the one state further to the left than Massachusetts....

176 goddessoftheclassroom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:15:53am

Good morning, Lizards.

177 schnapp  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:15:54am

re: #175 Fenway_Nation

did you watch the ad? it really look amazing.
WA is the only state with a Liberal govt (Liberal is the conservative party btw).

178 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:17:21am

re: #174 Spare O'Lake


Are you a Canuck, Spare? If so, I have a question- Is it true that the eastern provinces (i.e. Ontario and Quebec) generally view the prarie provinces with the same disdain as something they stepped in?

179 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:19:26am

{goddess}

180 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:19:45am

re: #177 schnapp

Can't view it right now (slow-ass dial up connection). Is it the one with Clint Eastwood?

/They were showing those here in California

181 goddessoftheclassroom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:21:27am

re: #179 rightside

{goddess}

{rightside}

182 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:21:42am

A male patient is lying in bed in the hospital, wearing an oxygen mask over his mouth and nose.


A young, student nurse appears to give him a partial sponge bath.


"Nurse", he mumbles, from behind the mask. "Are my testicles black?"


Embarrassed, the young nurse replies, "I don't know, Sir. I'm only here to wash your upper body and feet."


He struggles to ask again, "Nurse, are my testicles black?"


Concerned that he may elevate his blood pressure and heart rate from worry about his testicles, she overcomes her embarrassment and pulls back the covers.


She raises his gown, holds his manhood in one hand and his testicles in the other. Then, she takes a close look and says, "There's nothing wrong with them, Sir!"


The man pulls off his oxygen mask, smiles at her and says very slowly,


"Thank you very much, that was wonderful, but, listen very, very closely......


A r e - m y - t e s t - r e s u l t s - back?

183 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:22:04am

re: #177 schnapp

Whoa there! That's only because in WA we count our gubernatorial votes a little differently than other states. We like to hide some in boxes, and then have a timed Easter egg hunt for them.

Oops! Time's up. Gregoire wins.

184 themadking  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:23:12am

I agree. I'm with The Joker.

Why So Serious?

185 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:23:50am

re: #183 theheat

I think he meant WA as in Western Australia

186 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:25:14am

This is, indeed, fact. The world would be a much better place if there were a little less seriousness in it. If we could all take a step back from time to time and be light hearted.

187 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:33:36am

re: #186 thefallingman

This is, indeed, fact. The world would be a much better place if there were a little less seriousness in it. If we could all take a step back from time to time and be light hearted.

Indeed.

188 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:33:44am

European markets down this morning......Look for the same here (probably worse percentage-wise) once 0bama opens his hope-hole.

189 schnapp  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:34:02am

re: #180 Fenway_Nation

no it had arni the governator at the end.

190 TheMatrix31  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:36:55am

Hooray! Citibank is officially part of the US Government!

191 jim in virginia  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:37:33am

Morning all. I hope Red spiked the fruitcup.

192 Throbert McGee  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:40:06am

There's a thread on Ace of Spades about the (possible) remakes of Total Recall and Neverending Story. Best quote: "I'm okay with a Total Recall remake as long as (a) they bring back the hooker with three tits, and (b) Sharon Stone gets shot again."

193 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:40:40am

re: #191 jim in virginia

Jim!

194 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:41:10am

re: #191 jim in virginia

Morning all. I hope Red spiked the fruitcup.

See here......:>))

re: #109 redc1c4

195 jim in virginia  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:41:29am

re: #186 thefallingman
I'm in Eeyore mood ths morning. I blame it on the headline about the $3.6 trillion Obama budget.
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

196 yesandno  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:43:11am

re: #104 gmsc

Oh, barf: ROSIE O'DONNELL'S INCREDIBLE SEARCH FOR 'AMERICA'

Darn..I was eating breakfast........

197 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:44:06am

re: #190 TheMatrix31

Hooray! Citibank is officially part of the US Government!

Ah....so looks like the DOW is gonna have a 'Eight Years of Bush's Failed Economic Policies' type of Day instead of 'Enthusiastically Endorse the 0bama's Administration's Economic Proposals'.

/lot of that going around Wall St. lately.

198 Spare O'Lake  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:44:29am

re: #178 Fenway_Nation

Are you a Canuck, Spare? If so, I have a question- Is it true that the eastern provinces (i.e. Ontario and Quebec) generally view the prarie provinces with the same disdain as something they stepped in?

I am a Canadian born and raised in Toronto.
I would not say that most Ontarians dislike Westerners but I do know that western Canadians in general, and Albertans in particular, resent the fact that central Canada is able in their view to control the national political agenda because of the relative sizes of their respective populations.

Personally I love the natural beauty of British Columbia and western Alberta. The prairies themselves are kind of flat and boring, and much too cold in the winter for people like me.

Quebec is another story. They view the rest of Canada as a big, fat, milking cow. They make a hobby out of ripping off the rest of the country by cynically using their disproportionate political power. That abusive attitude includes, but is not limited to, the Western Provinces.

199 TheMatrix31  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:46:16am

re: #197 Fenway_Nation

Ah....so looks like the DOW is gonna have a 'Eight Years of Bush's Failed Economic Policies' type of Day instead of 'Enthusiastically Endorse the 0bama's Administration's Economic Proposals'.

/lot of that going around Wall St. lately.

I've grown sadistic with this. I'm only 21 so I don't understand the market too much (it's a bit abstract for my mind at the moment) but I look every day to see how bad it's doing. It's like a bad car wreck.

200 jim in virginia  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:46:17am

Throbert! Where are you working now?
(And how is Rugby?)

201 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:48:55am

re: #198 Spare O'Lake

I was in B.C. back in '02 and thought that maybe I sensed something similar to our blue state/red state divide between Quebec, Ontario and the Western provinces....

202 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:51:34am

For some states not keen on drinking the Kool-aid the NYSlimes would like you to know it's going to be a long, hot miserable summer - they'll do anything they can to help: Jobless Angry at Possibility of No Benefits

Mornin folks, Lol, Pietr, schnapp, Fenway, smoke, heat, smoke, Matrix...all.

203 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:51:36am

Tutti Frutti.

On Rudy.

204 TheMatrix31  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:54:57am

re: #202 aboo-Hoo-Hoo

For some states not keen on drinking the Kool-aid the NYSlimes would like you to know it's going to be a long, hot miserable summer - they'll do anything they can to help: Jobless Angry at Possibility of No Benefits

Mornin folks, Lol, Pietr, schnapp, Fenway, smoke, heat, smoke, Matrix...all.

Good morning, Aboo!

/it's a good evening for me, still ;)

205 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:58:28am

Met a girl, named Sue; She know just what to do.

How are y'all? Are we being wise and merry?

206 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 3:58:51am

Obama to Announce Withdrawal of Combat Troops from Iraq by August 2010

Obummers tribute to Iran. Viva the Sh'ia Crescent!

/bbiab, going to vomit.

207 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:02:24am

re: #195 jim in virginia
As well you should. I can't help but think, though, that none of us would have to be if Pres. Obama could take himself a little less seriously.

208 yesandno  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:03:38am

re: #174 Spare O'Lake

Good Morning LGF.

In our multicultural Canadian urban centres, our "sensitivity-trained" police and dhimmified politicians now allow anti-semitic third world immigrants and their ilk to physically harass, bait and vilify Jewish students on our leftard-run public university campuses. At York University, a large university campus in Toronto, we recently saw the spectacle of a gathering of Jewish students being physically threatened and intimidated by an organized group of fellow students to the point where the Jews required police assistance to get out of their meeting place without being physically attacked.

The response of the President of the University, Mamdouh Shoukri (a 1970 graduate of Cairo University) is to rank the top freedom of speech issue at the school not as anti-semitism, but rather as - you guessed it - ISLAMOPHOBIA!

Three cheers for freedom of speech and assembly, multiculturalism and an orgy of third world immigration.

Shouldn't the Human Rights Commission be looking into this?

/sure

209 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:03:55am

re: #198 Spare O'Lake

Quebec is another story. They view the rest of Canada as a big, fat, milking cow. They make a hobby out of ripping off the rest of the country by cynically using their disproportionate political power.

Sounds like how both coasts view the fly-over states down here. Especially D.C..

210 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:03:59am

Screw-it...why wait on hot, humid summer days: Angry citizens open fire on pols

211 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:04:00am

re: #202 aboo-Hoo-Hoo

'Mornin', back to you....try some humor......


My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds.'

I bought her a scale.

And then the fight started...


------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -----


When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplace expensive... so, I took her to a gas station.

And then the fight started...


------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------


After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at
home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.

The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'. So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair. She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application.

When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office.

She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too.'

And then the fight started...

------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table.

My wife asked, 'Do you know her?'

'Yes,' I sighed, 'She's my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since.'

'My God!' says my wife, 'who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?'

And then the fight started...


------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -----


I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.

"I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please.."

He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?""

Nah, she can order for herself."

And then the fight started...

------------ --------- --------- ---


A woman is standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror. She is not happy with what she sees and says to her husband, 'I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.'

The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.'

And then the fight started.....

212 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:04:06am

re: #206 aboo-Hoo-Hoo
Isn't that pretty much in line with the agreement already struck by the US & Iraqi governments?

213 goddessoftheclassroom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:04:43am

Off I go!

Have a great day.

214 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:08:31am

re: #104 gmsc

Oh, barf: ROSIE O'DONNELL'S INCREDIBLE SEARCH FOR 'AMERICA'

"He was sitting still, and he looked up, and he looked a little like Tiger Woods -- like you couldn't tell his ethnicity; he was a mixture, which is what America is supposed to be,"

Is she talking abot the character "America" or, the nation? If the former, that's descriptive. If it's the latter, that's prescriptive and is a load of hooey.

215 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:09:55am

re: #213 goddessoftheclassroom

Have a great day!

216 jim in virginia  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:10:44am

re: #203 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Tutti Frutti.

On Rudy.


Wopbopaloobopalopbamboom.

217 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:11:59am

re: #185 Fenway_Nation

My baaad. I suppose in WA they really do count all their votes. And have the longest train, right?

218 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:13:58am

re: #205 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

My, you're sounding carnivorous this morning.

219 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:14:14am

re: #203 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Tutti Frutti.

On Rudy.

I googled tutti frutti. This is what I found.


Warning: scantily clad wymyns.

220 nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:15:07am

Mitt on FOX now

221 jim in virginia  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:15:39am

re: #205 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Met a girl, named Sue; She know just what to do.

How are y'all? Are we being wise and merry?

Don't tell me, she don't love me
The money's just a mere formality....

222 TheMatrix31  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:15:55am

Damn, President Romney sounds pretty damn good.

223 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:16:16am

Romney just pissed me off. Instead of taking a moment to describe who the "rich" folks are, he said he's not concerned about them.

Really, Mitch? You're not concerned about the owners of small business?

224 nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:18:19am

Last update - 13:02 27/02/2009

40 days after war, Hamas rule of Gaza gaining legitimacy

[Link: www.haaretz.com...]

Fine then don't come bitching and moaning to me next time Israel has to bomb the shit out of you? Morons. They get EXACTLY what they deserve.

225 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:21:22am

re: #223 MandyManners
No one's concerned about who the "rich" really are. It's just a political haymaker. Having spent some time abroad and seen true poverty, my definition includes 98%-99% of Americans.

226 nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:22:22am

Europe to give $556 million in Palestinian aid

[Link: www.ynetnews.com...]

And the USA is on the arm for over 900 million? What the fuck is that all about? But the Palestinians hate us and love the EU. What a screwed up world. I wouldn't give them a penny.

227 jim in virginia  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:22:55am

re: #209 MandyManners

Sounds like how both coasts view the fly-over states down here. Especially D.C..

We're not just smarter than you guys, we're more charming and better looking. Plus we got all the good genes. But don't worry- just send us your money, we'll tell you what to do so you can be almost as fabulous as we are.
/

228 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:22:59am

re: #219 MandyManners

FYI - unless my eyes are failing me, there's a full-on aerial peenview at about 3:15. I don't know if that makes me particularly observant, or terminally perverted. I'll feel even stupider if I'm the only one that noticed.

Please say someone else noticed.

229 3 wood  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:23:05am

Good morning.

The futures are mixed, the Nikkei was up and the Hang Seng was down, so you can flip a coin as to if the market will open up or down.

I figure it will open down due to the impact of the Obama budget that was released yesterday. $1 out of every $2 spent by the government will be deficit spending. The "Cap and Trade" provision is going to cause price increases as the costs are passed onto the consumer, all in the interest if reducing carbon footprints.

Also, the 4th Q GDP revisions are due out and I bet the numbers are revised down. Don't be surprised to see the Dow drop below the 7,000 level.

230 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:23:21am

re: #224 nevergiveup

It's truly amazing, isn't it? The more they are beaten up, because of the sick people in power, the more abuse they seemingly want! You know it can't be everyone, but still, just amazing what "works" in the middle east.

231 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:24:06am

The most "well to do" real friend that I have paid out 100K in federal tax last year. Not counting FICA, Medicare, etc....
Not counting State
Not counting Property
Not counting sales

How much is enough, Dems? How much is enough?

(Not counting yourselves, Dems. Of course.)

232 vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:24:41am

Wish me luck... in about 15 minutes I hit the road for the Chicago Tea Party.

Full report when I get back this afternoon... might be late.

/dang its cold up there... :-(

233 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:25:43am

re: #232 vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)
Do a shout for me, please. I can be there by midnight or so. If I leave right now.

234 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:25:59am

I missed what Locke jsut said about the Census.

235 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:26:09am

re: #219 MandyManners

Scantily clad wymmins, Si; guys without trunks-Ne Kulturney....

236 ThinkRight  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:26:11am

re: #223 MandyManners

Romney just pissed me off. Instead of taking a moment to describe who the "rich" folks are, he said he's not concerned about them.

Really, Mitch? You're not concerned about the owners of small business?


I will defend him
He knows the self made buisness owners and people who earned their money can take care of themselves.
They do not need anything from the gov except for them to cut taxes and stay out of the way

237 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:26:34am

Is the Rocky Mountain News the first of the good sized newspapers to fall? (recently, I mean).

238 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:26:49am

re: #232 vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)
Good luck. Remember: dress like an Indian and they won't know who you are.

239 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:26:55am

re: #232 vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)

Good Luck! Heard that there is going to be a group here in Atlanta today....supposed to rain today though, hard and heavy.

240 vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:27:33am

re: #233 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Do a shout for me, please. I can be there by midnight or so. If I leave right now.

Hehehe... I'll shiver enough for both of us. Hope the crowd is worth the trip, right now I have my doubts, but I made a commitment to myself here and dang it, that's all that counts, even if it is me, the organizer and three bums looking for Change.

241 UncleRancher  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:27:36am

re: #228 theheat

Well yeah, but that's not what I was looking for. !

242 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:27:56am

re: #234 MandyManners

I missed what Locke jsut said about the Census.

He said he's been assured that he will still be in control of the Census! Interesting....

243 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:28:01am

re: #238 thefallingman

Good luck. Remember: dress like an Indian and they won't know who you are.

I hope he has put some war paint...

244 ThinkRight  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:28:12am

re: #239 ziggyelman

Good Luck! Heard that there is going to be a group here in Atlanta today....supposed to rain today though, hard and heavy.


Where in Atlanta ?

245 Crux Australis  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:28:28am

re: #226 nevergiveup

Europe to give $556 million in Palestinian aid

[Link: www.ynetnews.com...]

And the USA is on the arm for over 900 million? What the fuck is that all about? But the Palestinians hate us and love the EU. What a screwed up world. I wouldn't give them a penny.

The Australian government is giving $A50 million. A crazy world indeed!

246 vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:28:58am

re: #238 thefallingman

Good luck. Remember: dress like an Indian and they won't know who you are.

Eskimos count as Indians, right?

/I ain't going in feathers and a loin cloth. Not a sight fit for, well, anyone.

247 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:29:23am

Jewish Leaders Blast Clinton Over Israel Criticism
Zuckerman, Lawmakers, Local Jews Say Secretary Of State Not The Hillary Clinton They Used To Know

[Link: wcbstv.com...]

They have got to be fucking kidding me! Like they didn't know this was coming from an Obama Administration or any Democratic Administration for that matter? If any of my liberal Jewish friends or relatives says this to my face I might have to bitch slap them from here to next year. I am going to be mentioning this all day. Charles should have a thread about this. Jewish Leaders surprised? Kiss my ass! I hope I've been clear about this?

248 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:29:24am

re: #244 ThinkRight

Where in Atlanta ?

I think I heard in front of the capital....I am very sick, otherwise I would at least consider it...not much parking in that area I recall.

249 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:30:05am

re: #228 theheat

re: #232 vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)

theheat, See my #235.....

VMP/1Lt(Ret)...Luck and health to you-give 'em hell....

250 ThinkRight  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:30:56am

re: #248 ziggyelman
If I finish work early I might go

251 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:31:00am

re: #244 ThinkRight

Where in Atlanta ?

Just found this link, 12 to 1 today at the capital
, hopefully before the rain!
[Link: www.peachpundit.com...]

252 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:31:18am

re: #241 UncleRancher

Thank you for the confirmed sighting.

253 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:31:20am

re: #225 thefallingman

No one's concerned about who the "rich" really are. It's just a political haymaker. Having spent some time abroad and seen true poverty, my definition includes 98%-99% of Americans.

Someone posted yesterday that the targets are couples who earn $250,000.00, and individuals who earn $200,000.00. (Depending on where you live, that's not really a lot of money.) That's a lot of small-business owners. If you raise their taxes, they'll be forced to let go employees, reduce benefits, make no new hires, shut down, et cet..

Also, if you raise taxes on those who earn that outside of small businesses, you're gonna' reduce their buying power. Fewer purchases lead to reduced local sales taxes and less money floating around.

254 UncleRancher  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:31:32am

re: #249 Pietr

re: #232 vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)

theheat, See my #235.....

VMP/1Lt(Ret)...Luck and health to you-give 'em hell....

Roger that.

255 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:31:47am

re: #227 jim in virginia

We're not just smarter than you guys, we're more charming and better looking. Plus we got all the good genes. But don't worry- just send us your money, we'll tell you what to do so you can be almost as fabulous as we are.
/

I bow to your greatness.

256 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:32:14am

re: #247 Nevergiveup

I apologize profusely. I had the same "No Shit!" reaction as you, but, sorry to say, I laughed out loud when I read the story.

257 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:32:22am

re: #228 theheat

FYI - unless my eyes are failing me, there's a full-on aerial peenview at about 3:15. I don't know if that makes me particularly observant, or terminally perverted. I'll feel even stupider if I'm the only one that noticed.

Please say someone else noticed.

"Peenview"?

258 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:32:37am

re: #247 Nevergiveup

Jewish Leaders Blast Clinton Over Israel Criticism
Zuckerman, Lawmakers, Local Jews Say Secretary Of State Not The Hillary Clinton They Used To Know

[Link: wcbstv.com...]

They have got to be fucking kidding me! Like they didn't know this was coming from an Obama Administration or any Democratic Administration for that matter? If any of my liberal Jewish friends or relatives says this to my face I might have to bitch slap them from here to next year. I am going to be mentioning this all day. Charles should have a thread about this. Jewish Leaders surprised? Kiss my ass! I hope I've been clear about this?

You are going to have to tell everyone, cuz they ain't going to hear it in CNNMSNBCABCCBSNBC, heck maybe not even fox

259 UncleRancher  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:32:55am

re: #252 theheat

Thank you for the confirmed sighting.

Always glad to help out however I can.

260 vet_Missing_Parts (1LT, Ret)  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:33:05am

Well, time to saddle up and hit the road (I _really_ hate driving up there).

Give my love to the morning crew...

261 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:33:05am

I tried to talk my wife into buying a case of Miller Light for $14.95.

Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream for $7.95.

I told her the beer would make her look better at night than the cold cream.

And then the fight started....

------------ --------- --------- --------- -----

My wife asked me if a certain dress made her butt look big. I told her not as much as the dress she wore yesterday.

And then the fight started.....


------------ --------- --------- --------- ------


A man and a woman were asleep like two innocent babies.

Suddenly, at 3 o'clock in the morning, a loud noise came from outside.

The woman, bewildered, jumped up from the bed and yelled at the man 'Holy crap. That must be my husband!'

So the man jumped out of the bed; scared and naked jumped out the window. He smashed himself on the ground, ran through a thorn bush and to his car as fast as he could go.

A few minutes later he returned and went up to the bedroom and screamed at the woman, 'I AM your husband!'

The woman yelled back, 'Yeah, then why were you running?'

And then the fight started.....

------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ----

Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, grabbed the dog, and slipped quietly into the garage.

I hooked up the boat to the truck, and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour.

The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day.

I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed.

I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, 'The weather out there is terrible.'

My loving wife of 10 years replied, 'Can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?'

And then the fight started ...


------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ----


I asked my wife, "Where do you want to go for our anniversary? "

It warmed my heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation. "Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!" she said.

So I suggested, "How about the kitchen?"

And that's when the fight started....

------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ----

My wife and I are watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, "Do you want to have sex?"

"No," she answered.

I then said, "Is that your final answer?"

She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying "Yes."

So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."

And that's when the fight started

262 ThinkRight  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:33:37am

re: #251 ziggyelman
Thanks

263 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:34:12am

re: #258 ziggyelman

You are going to have to tell everyone, cuz they ain't going to hear it in CNNMSNBCABCCBSNBC, heck maybe not even fox

Actually I did hear it on CBS TV morning show. I only listen to it to get the traffic.

264 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:34:34am

re: #228 theheat

FYI - unless my eyes are failing me, there's a full-on aerial peenview at about 3:15. I don't know if that makes me particularly observant, or terminally perverted. I'll feel even stupider if I'm the only one that noticed.

Please say someone else noticed.

Why, yes, there is.

265 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:34:35am

re: #257 MandyManners

A view of the peen. Confirmed, yes.

But - hey - I'm female.

266 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:35:03am

re: #256 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I apologize profusely. I had the same "No Shit!" reaction as you, but, sorry to say, I laughed out loud when I read the story.

I know it's like a "No shit Sherlock" moment. My blood pressure must have shot thru the roof.

267 3 wood  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:35:12am

By the way, we are now finding out that when Obama kept saying "Change" during the campaign, what he really meant was he was going to confiscate everything from you but the change in your pocket.

Since we are going to relive the Carter years now, it's probably time to start tracking the "Misery Index"., which is the sum of inflation and unemployment.

Unemployment is stated to be a 7.6% right now and inflation for 2008 was stated to be at 3.85 nationwide.

Therefore, the current Misery Index is about 11.45.

By the way, the market is now down about 14% since the Messiah was sworn in.

268 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:36:44am

re: #235 Pietr

Scantily clad wymmins, Si; guys without trunks-Ne Kulturney....

Is it a German group?

269 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:36:46am

Good morning Lizard, greetings on an ugly, grey, windy morning here.

270 ThinkRight  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:37:45am

re: #267 3 wood

By the way, we are now finding out that when Obama kept saying "Change" during the campaign, what he really meant was he was going to confiscate everything from you but the change in your pocket.

Since we are going to relive the Carter years now, it's probably time to start tracking the "Misery Index"., which is the sum of inflation and unemployment.

Unemployment is stated to be a 7.6% right now and inflation for 2008 was stated to be at 3.85 nationwide.

Therefore, the current Misery Index is about 11.45.

By the way, the market is now down about 14% since the Messiah was sworn in.


Thanks for the updates and explanations

271 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:37:46am

re: #212 thefallingman

In a sense yes, however, the details of any draw-down(s) or its/their actual time-line(s) were to be determined by those on the ground(ie., US & Iraqi forces/government) as conditions warranted.

However, from the info being revealed now, a low to mid-level planner could begin gathering info and back-into a very detailed schedule of withdrawal without too many or any problems at all. Easy peasy.

272 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:38:01am

re: #236 ThinkRight

I will defend him
He knows the self made buisness owners and people who earned their money can take care of themselves.
They do not need anything from the gov except for them to cut taxes and stay out of the way

They can't once their taxes are raised. Well, they can but, they might have to fire employees.

273 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:38:22am

re: #253 MandyManners
Which is another reason I so despise the "stick it to the rich" mentality. Trust me: if you have food in a refrigerator, a solid roof over your head, and more than one set of clothes, you are far wealthier than most people I have seen in this world. Which, in my mind, leaves politicians to define "wealth" down. Which puts all our liberties at risk.

274 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:38:59am

re: #267 3 wood

The only good news about that is that the NY Yankees did the World Series for 2 of the years Carter was in Office. Maybe there is a pattern. Shitty President and Yankees win? I know I'm grasping at straws but what the hell?

275 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:39:01am

re: #242 ziggyelman

He said he's been assured that he will still be in control of the Census! Interesting....

Well, then, I'm reassured 'cause CBBHO never lies. He just contradicts himself.

276 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:39:37am

re: #273 thefallingman

Which is another reason I so despise the "stick it to the rich" mentality. Trust me: if you have food in a refrigerator, a solid roof over your head, and more than one set of clothes, you are far wealthier than most people I have seen in this world. Which, in my mind, leaves politicians to define "wealth" down. Which puts all our liberties at risk.

And THAT is why it's so freaking scary!

277 3 wood  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:40:52am

re: #253 MandyManners

We will see tax revenues plummet.

People making over $250,000 a year are not dumb and they will make adjustments to their income taxability to keep from losing their wealth.

Standby and watch as the definition of "rich" gets defined down. My guess is pretty soon anybody making more than about $50,000 a year will be in the crosshairs.

As somebody calculated yesterday, to balance this budget you have to confiscate every dime made by people above $75,000 a year.

This is going to cause even more selling pressure in the market as the prospect of higher taxes will raise the required return investors will demand on their investments.

If that return in not there, they will not hold the investment, but will dump out and put their money in something less risky

278 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:40:55am

re: #247 Nevergiveup

Jewish Leaders Blast Clinton Over Israel Criticism
Zuckerman, Lawmakers, Local Jews Say Secretary Of State Not The Hillary Clinton They Used To Know

[Link: wcbstv.com...]

They have got to be fucking kidding me! Like they didn't know this was coming from an Obama Administration or any Democratic Administration for that matter? If any of my liberal Jewish friends or relatives says this to my face I might have to bitch slap them from here to next year. I am going to be mentioning this all day. Charles should have a thread about this. Jewish Leaders surprised? Kiss my ass! I hope I've been clear about this?

You might want to ask them which associations of CBBHO led them to think that he would be Israel's best friend. Wright? Ayers? Said?

279 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:41:00am

re: #268 MandyManners

I'm guessing, but I'm saying probably Scandinavian peen.

Danish? Swedish? Nordic?

Doesn't look German to me.

280 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:41:00am

Good morning all!

Peeve: you know when you click a link, say, in the toplinks...and it tries to load, then you decide, nah, I wanna open it in a new tab, or not at all...so, while the entirety of LGF's front page is on the screen, you hit stop.

Then the screen clears. Forcing you to reload the entire page.
Why is that? Makes no sense. How 'bout, when I hit stop, it keeps what's on the screen....on the screen? Wow! What a good idea!

Let me guess, Mac and Linux don't exhibit this behavior?

281 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:41:17am

re: #263 Nevergiveup

Actually I did hear it on CBS TV morning show. I only listen to it to get the traffic.

That's amazing, if you ask me! Nothing would give me more hope for the future of this country, than to see the press turn on Obama...but that ain't too likely.

282 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:41:43am

re: #278 MandyManners

You might want to ask them which associations of CBBHO led them to think that he would be Israel's best friend. Wright? Ayers? Said?

I will as soon as get my hands off their throats!

283 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:41:44am

re: #265 theheat

A view of the peen. Confirmed, yes.

But - hey - I'm female.

It was so small that it really had no impact.

284 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:42:36am

re: #281 ziggyelman

That's amazing, if you ask me! Nothing would give me more hope for the future of this country, than to see the press turn on Obama...but that ain't too likely.

But they are playing like this is a surprise and an aberration?

285 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:43:32am

re: #273 thefallingman

Which is another reason I so despise the "stick it to the rich" mentality. Trust me: if you have food in a refrigerator, a solid roof over your head, and more than one set of clothes, you are far wealthier than most people I have seen in this world. Which, in my mind, leaves politicians to define "wealth" down. Which puts all our liberties at risk.

I'm not in favor of comparing our standards to the rest of the world.

286 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:43:55am

re: #277 3 wood

My guess is pretty soon anybody making more than about $50,000 a year will be in the crosshairs.

Basically, anyone barely squeaking by with a mortgage, a car payment, and a couple of kids to feed and keep in clothes. Savings and retirement? Guess again.

287 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:44:13am

re: #269 Chicago Blonde

Morning.

288 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:44:16am
289 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:45:19am

I am sure this has been mentioned on some thread or two in the last few days, but I just heard about it last night...and to think, I thought all those folks buying ammo by the truckload were overreacting!
Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009
[Link: www.opencongress.org...]

290 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:45:37am

re: #277 3 wood

We will see tax revenues plummet.

People making over $250,000 a year are not dumb and they will make adjustments to their income taxability to keep from losing their wealth.

Standby and watch as the definition of "rich" gets defined down. My guess is pretty soon anybody making more than about $50,000 a year will be in the crosshairs.
As somebody calculated yesterday, to balance this budget you have to confiscate every dime made by people above $75,000 a year.

This is going to cause even more selling pressure in the market as the prospect of higher taxes will raise the required return investors will demand on their investments.

If that return in not there, they will not hold the investment, but will dump out and put their money in something less risky

How many times did CBBHO or Biden define it down during the campaign? Didn't they bottom out at around $50,000.00 or even lower at $36,000.00? I don't recall the specifics but, I do recall that they defined it downward repeatedly.

291 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:46:17am

re: #282 Nevergiveup

I will as soon as get my hands off their throats!

Wel, if you wind up in jail, you'll have a captive audience for sure!

292 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:46:46am

re: #285 MandyManners
Nor me. But there are those in our government who will.

293 3 wood  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:46:50am

re: #270 ThinkRight

Thank you for the kind words and I will do my best to keep you folks informed.

More and more pro's in the market are scratching their heads and wondering why the Treasury and the SEC do not drop the "Mark to Market" valuation model. The failure of the policy makers to make this move is contributing a lot to the volatility in the market.

Watch for a big deal to be announced today about the Fed's buying about a 40% common stock position in Cititgroup at the cost of hundreds of billions. They could accomplish about the same impact for free by dropping the "Mark to Market" model.

294 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:47:03am

Need less caffeine in my blood stream. bbiab

295 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:47:09am

So, I feel a bit silly asking this, but I could use a favor from the Lizardom. I hope the free-form thread is the right place.

Towards the end of March I'm having a little oral surgery; two teeth need a bit of work. I'm going to be on painkillers and couch-surfing for 48-72 hours after that and I was hoping you could give me some good movies to watch while I'm recovering. I appreciate this; I asked my SIL and she suggested "Pretty Woman."

You guys make Monty Python references. I know I'll get good stuff here! Thank you.

296 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:47:29am

re: #287 rightside

Hey here, how are you Rightside?

297 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:47:53am

re: #293 3 wood

Thank you for the kind words and I will do my best to keep you folks informed.

More and more pro's in the market are scratching their heads and wondering why the Treasury and the SEC do not drop the "Mark to Market" valuation model. The failure of the policy makers to make this move is contributing a lot to the volatility in the market.

Watch for a big deal to be announced today about the Fed's buying about a 40% common stock position in Cititgroup at the cost of hundreds of billions. They could accomplish about the same impact for free by dropping the "Mark to Market" model.

It's already been reported on Fox.

298 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:48:02am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

You can't go wrong with Princess Bride. Quite possibly the best movie ever.

299 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:48:09am

re: #284 Nevergiveup

But they are playing like this is a surprise and an aberration?

Didn't see or hear the story, but I did see the drudge headline for it, (Which I see goes to the wcbs website) Pretty damning comments.
[Link: wcbstv.com...]

300 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:48:34am

re: #268 MandyManners

Is it a German group?

"guys without trunks" refers to theheats', UncleRanchers', and my reports of a "peenview"....Ne Kulturney (possibly misspelled) means 'not cultural' in Russian-a term they often use to describe something we Americans do, LOL...

301 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:48:40am

re: #292 thefallingman

Nor me. But there are those in our government who will.

Remember when CBBHO did so by saying we can't eat what we want, drive what we want when the rest of the world can't do what we do?

302 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:49:07am

re: #298 Taqiyyotomist

Aw yes, the RUSs! Thank you!

/I love my SIL but Pretty Woman?

303 UncleRancher  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:49:21am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

Second hand lions. My favorite over past 3 dozen or so.

304 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:49:40am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

"The Dentist", starring Corbin Bernsen.

/

305 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:49:59am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

So, I feel a bit silly asking this, but I could use a favor from the Lizardom. I hope the free-form thread is the right place.

Towards the end of March I'm having a little oral surgery; two teeth need a bit of work. I'm going to be on painkillers and couch-surfing for 48-72 hours after that and I was hoping you could give me some good movies to watch while I'm recovering. I appreciate this; I asked my SIL and she suggested "Pretty Woman."

You guys make Monty Python references. I know I'll get good stuff here! Thank you.

How far back to your tastes go? Looking for comedies mainly, I take?

306 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:49:59am

re: #301 MandyManners

Remember when CBBHO did so by saying we can't eat what we want, drive what we want when the rest of the world can't do what we do?


We're thinking of the exact same thing.

307 3 wood  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:50:23am

Got to run to work to pay for Obama's Marxist paradise.

Later.

308 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:50:30am

re: #303 UncleRancher

Thank you! I remember ads for it -that has Michael Caine in it doesn't it? Can't go wrong with him.

309 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:50:56am

Pretty Woman set the "Whore with a heart of gold" standard for Hollywood, a template that they love to use. I admit, as a dude, that I didn't hate the movie. Then again, the hooker was easy on the eyes.

310 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:50:56am

re: #304 theheat

You are evil. Thanks for the laugh.

311 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:51:04am

re: #296 Chicago Blonde


I'm grerat thanks, and watch Marathon man with Dustin Hoffman.

312 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:51:10am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

So, I feel a bit silly asking this, but I could use a favor from the Lizardom. I hope the free-form thread is the right place.

Towards the end of March I'm having a little oral surgery; two teeth need a bit of work. I'm going to be on painkillers and couch-surfing for 48-72 hours after that and I was hoping you could give me some good movies to watch while I'm recovering. I appreciate this; I asked my SIL and she suggested "Pretty Woman."

You guys make Monty Python references. I know I'll get good stuff here! Thank you.

Red Dawn. Gone with the Wind. True Grit. Dr. Strangelove. The President's Analyst.

Here's a clip from the last one.

313 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:51:44am

re: #311 rightside

I'm grerat thanks, and watch Marathon man with Dustin Hoffman.

That's just wrong! ;)

314 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:52:05am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde
I'm going to recommend my favorite: Casablanca.

315 UncleRancher  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:52:09am

re: #304 theheat

"The Dentist", starring Corbin Bernsen.

/

The Little Shop of Horrors has an "educational" dentist scene.

316 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:52:18am

re: #310 Chicago Blonde

There's also "Marathon Man", with Dustin Hoffman.

317 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:52:50am

re: #313 ziggyelman

Is it safe?

318 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:52:54am

re: #311 rightside

You beat me! I swear, I didn't read it.

319 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:53:02am

re: #315 UncleRancher

The Little Shop of Horrors has an "educational" dentist scene.

What's with the dentist bashing this AM?

320 songbird  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:53:11am

Chicago Blonde,

The 1962 version of the Music Man.

321 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:53:17am

re: #305 ziggyelman

re: #309 Taqiyyotomist

There's not a lot I don't like as long as it's not moonbattery. I can even do subtitles if they're clear. Comedies are good.

I'm a chick so that's not a variable for me. :)

322 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:53:58am

re: #314 thefallingman

I'm going to recommend my favorite: Casablanca.

I'm amazed at the number of people I meet who have never watched this film! Chicago Blonde, get this one if you don't watch older movies, no better one to start with.

323 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:54:23am

re: #318 theheat

I saw that movie in my early teens. One of the main reasons I don't like dentists.

324 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:54:31am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

Marathon Man.

325 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:54:45am

You people recommending Marathon Man and LSOH are sick!
/I love it!

Thanks guys. I'm asking now in case I have to order it in.

326 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:54:58am

re: #324 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Is it cake?

327 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:55:12am

re: #316 theheat

GMTA! We know why.

328 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:55:54am

re: #279 theheat

I'm guessing, but I'm saying probably Scandinavian peen.

Danish? Swedish? Nordic?

Doesn't look German to me.

Ding!

329 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:55:55am

re: #322 ziggyelman

Chicago Blonde, get this one if you don't watch older movies, no better one to start with.

Oh I HAVE that one on DVD. I don't mind old as dirt as long as it's good.

330 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:55:59am

re: #323 rightside

I saw that movie in my early teens. One of the main reasons I don't like dentists.

Present company excluded I hope?

331 UncleRancher  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:55:59am

re: #308 Chicago Blonde

Thank you! I remember ads for it -that has Michael Caine in it doesn't it? Can't go wrong with him.

That's the one.

332 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:57:07am

re: #312 MandyManners

President's Analyst! I haven't seen that in years! Thanks!

333 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:57:08am

re: #326 Chicago Blonde

I had some cake yesterday. Was good cake.

Princess Bride is a great movie. Howabout a list of movies that we quote from often.

Ghostbusters
The Princess Bride
Silence of the Lambs
Blazing Saddles
Monty Python and the Meaning of Life
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Airplane!

Others?

334 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:57:09am

re: #330 Nevergiveup


Of course, you've never shoved a sharp metal probe through my gums and told me they're bleeding.

335 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:57:28am

re: #328 Pietr

I don't think it's a good thing that I guessed right.

Some people know their wines, but I know my...

336 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:58:05am

re: #333 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

*checking to see if she needs to order any of these*
Thanks.

337 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:58:16am

re: #332 Chicago Blonde

Band of brothers if you haven't seen it. Once you see the first DVD, you're hooked through all 6

338 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:58:17am

re: #333 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

"Keeping Mum" is a treasure.

339 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:58:27am

re: #334 rightside

Of course, you've never shoved a sharp metal probe through my gums and told me they're bleeding.

Rotating title?

340 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:58:37am

CB(Chicago Blonde for short, see how much time that saved me?)
If you like Monty Python, check out the Marx Brothers. Early stuff like House Feathers, or Duck Soup. Airplane might almost be too funny if you are in pain...

341 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:58:47am

re: #306 thefallingman

We're thinking of the exact same thing.

GIT OUTTA' MAH HAID.

342 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:58:48am

re: #321 Chicago Blonde

When I watch anything on DVD for the first time, I use subtitles. I don't like to miss dialogue. It really REALLY helped with the M*A*S*H movie. Lots of overlapping dialogue. Same with Godfather 1-3.

Lots of people can't do subtitles, and demand a dub if its a foreign film (or, in my case, NARUTO Shippuden!) I prefer to hear someone yelling in Japanese, in the original voices. Just sounds better, fits better. Remember Hollywood, when all the Romans, Jews, Arabs, and any other non-Europeans ALL had British accents? LOL!

343 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:59:28am

re: #300 Pietr

"guys without trunks" refers to theheats', UncleRanchers', and my reports of a "peenview"....Ne Kulturney (possibly misspelled) means 'not cultural' in Russian-a term they often use to describe something we Americans do, LOL...

You lost me.

344 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:59:30am

re: #334 rightside

Of course, you've never shoved a sharp metal probe through my gums and told me they're bleeding.

Well I never knew you were into that?
/

345 jim in virginia  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:59:32am

re: #277 3 wood

We will see tax revenues plummet.

People making over $250,000 a year are not dumb and they will make adjustments to their income taxability to keep from losing their wealth.

Standby and watch as the definition of "rich" gets defined down. My guess is pretty soon anybody making more than about $50,000 a year will be in the crosshairs.

As somebody calculated yesterday, to balance this budget you have to confiscate every dime made by people above $75,000 a year.

This is going to cause even more selling pressure in the market as the prospect of higher taxes will raise the required return investors will demand on their investments.

If that return in not there, they will not hold the investment, but will dump out and put their money in something less risky


Just rmember. O said he favored an increase in capital gains taxes, even if it hurt revenues, because of "fairness."
Taxes aren't to balance the budget, they are to ensure equity.

346 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:59:38am

re: #337 rightside

A series sounds great, I'm not going to be capable of doing much based on what he told me so...thanks Rightside.

347 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 4:59:54am

re: #339 Chicago Blonde

Too long I think.

348 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:00:03am

re: #311 rightside

I'm grerat thanks, and watch Marathon man with Dustin Hoffman.

I don't know who's more sadistic, you or the dentist.

349 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:01:53am

re: #332 Chicago Blonde

President's Analyst! I haven't seen that in years! Thanks!

I love it! My dad's a retired telecom. engineer so the references to The Phone Company's omnipotence and omniscience really crack me up.

350 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:01:59am

re: #340 ziggyelman

re: #342 Taqiyyotomist

Thank you Ziggyelman.

Taqiyyotomist - I like crisp subtitles too. First foreign movie I saw was Diabolique. Scared the crap out of me...

351 monkeytime  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:02:03am

re: #247 Nevergiveup

Jewish Leaders Blast Clinton Over Israel Criticism
Zuckerman, Lawmakers, Local Jews Say Secretary Of State Not The Hillary Clinton They Used To Know

[Link: wcbstv.com...]

They have got to be fucking kidding me! Like they didn't know this was coming from an Obama Administration or any Democratic Administration for that matter? If any of my liberal Jewish friends or relatives says this to my face I might have to bitch slap them from here to next year. I am going to be mentioning this all day. Charles should have a thread about this. Jewish Leaders surprised? Kiss my ass! I hope I've been clear about this?

A Thousand updings if I could! When I saw this article this morning I almost spit my coffe! WTF? Where the hell have these people been? NOW will you put the fu*&&* Kool Aid down, turn off MSNBC, put down Oprah magazine and take a hard look at reality? Believe it or not, I seriously doubt it.

352 UncleRancher  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:02:13am

re: #345 jim in virginia

Just rmember. O said he favored an increase in capital gains taxes, even if it hurt revenues, because of "fairness."
Taxes aren't to balance the budget, they are to ensure equity.

At least it won't hurt quite so bad with the new 5 year loss carryback.

353 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:02:52am

re: #348 MandyManners

If I were really sadistic, I'd suggest she watch cbbho's immaculation over and over.

354 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:02:59am

If you're into foreign (German) films, "The Lives of Others" and "Black Book" are both good.

355 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:03:09am

re: #349 MandyManners

I remember the hippie chick with the balloon tied to her skirt.

Enough painkillers and that may make sense.

356 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:03:24am

re: #341 MandyManners
Sorry. If it makes you feel better I'm now off to ten hours of meetings on how to make my unit's Family Readiness Group work better, so my brain will soon be shutting down.

357 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:04:12am

re: #353 rightside

UGH...dude, that's for weight lossappetite suppressant purposes only!

358 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:04:21am

Ok, out of the loop I guess, what exactly does cbbho stand for? Not him, these letters!

359 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:05:17am

re: #345 jim in virginia

Just rmember. O said he favored an increase in capital gains taxes, even if it hurt revenues, because of "fairness."
Taxes aren't to balance the budget, they are to ensure equity.

Amen. Every single day online I see someone saying "(x) plan is not going to work! He should do it *this* way instead!"

What the erstwhile advice-givers neglect to realize: your definition of success, of 'working', is not Obama's. He doesn't WANT it to succeed, he doesn't want it to 'work', in the advice-giver's sense of success and efficacy. He doesn't WANT the advice of columnists and economists, because his endgame is quite different from theirs; in fact, quite the opposite. The failure, complete collapse of the American economy is what Obama considers SUCCESS.

People need to quit trying to pretend to give Obama and this administration "Advice" on how to really fix things. Obama wants to break things, not fix them. THATS THE PLAN.

360 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:05:35am

re: #356 thefallingman

10 hour meeting? Can't they just shoot you before it starts?

361 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:05:38am

re: #343 MandyManners

You lost me.

OK-change 'something' in the final sentence to 'anything'.....that's probably better....as in 'barbaric' Americans......

362 jim in virginia  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:05:49am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

So, I feel a bit silly asking this, but I could use a favor from the Lizardom. I hope the free-form thread is the right place.

Towards the end of March I'm having a little oral surgery; two teeth need a bit of work. I'm going to be on painkillers and couch-surfing for 48-72 hours after that and I was hoping you could give me some good movies to watch while I'm recovering. I appreciate this; I asked my SIL and she suggested "Pretty Woman."

You guys make Monty Python references. I know I'll get good stuff here! Thank you.


Local Hero. Sweet story, good music.
A Fish named Wanda. Jamie Lee Curtis. "Mostaciolli!"

I'm off to work. The daughters have a middle school dance tonight and then a sleepover so the wife and I hae a date- dinner at our favorite restaurant, then maybe a walk along the waterfront.
Play safe y'all.

363 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:06:35am

re: #359 Taqiyyotomist

What the erstwhile advice-givers neglect to realize: your definition of success, of 'working', is not Obama's..

Yep.

364 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:06:40am

re: #353 rightside

She's need to double up on the pain meds. You don't want to cause poor CB a prescription drug overdose, do ya?

365 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:06:47am

Can we get CBBHO in the LGF dictionary?!

Commie Bastard Barack H. Obama!

366 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:07:09am

re: #358 ziggyelman

CB = Communist Bastard.

BHO = Dear Leader.

367 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:07:20am

re: #362 jim in virginia

Thanks Jim, and have a great date!

368 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:07:45am

re: #340 ziggyelman

Duck Soup


Prosecutor: Something must be done! War would mean a prohibitive increase in our taxes.
Chicolini: Hey, I got an uncle lives in Taxes.
Prosecutor: No, I'm talking about taxes - money, dollars!
Chicolini: Dollars! There's-a where my uncle lives! Dollars, Taxes!
369 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:08:09am

re: #362 jim in virginia

I'm off to work. The daughters have a middle school dance tonight and then a sleepover so the wife and I hae a date- dinner at our favorite restaurant, then maybe a walk along the waterfront.


...And that's when the fight started...

370 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:08:12am

re: #364 theheat


No, that's why I didn't suggest it.

Looking at the front page of drudge, I don't think I have even seen so many stories at once about this new program, and that new tax. Will it be that far-fetched to confiscate all wealth?

371 UncleRancher  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:09:11am

re: #365 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Can we get CBBHO in the LGF dictionary?!

Commie Bastard Barack H. Obama!

If you spell the last name with the actual zero you don't have to use the shift key.

372 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:10:12am

re: #371 UncleRancher

If you spell the last name with the actual zero you don't have to use the shift key.

Added bonus: you get skipped by the newest NSA filter, since it's looking for the letter O.
/./////

373 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:10:20am

re: #371 UncleRancher

I love it!

374 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:11:18am

re: #353 rightside

If I were really sadistic, I'd suggest she watch cbbho's immaculation over and over.

I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

375 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:12:01am

re: #372 Taqiyyotomist

Added bonus: you get skipped by the newest NSA filter, since it's looking for the letter O.
/./////

Onion. Oklahoma. Ohio. Opinion. Oxycontin. Oxygen. Oxygenate. Orbit. Orbitz. O'Henry.

That should keep them busy for a while.

0bama. heh

376 Leonidas Hoplite  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:12:32am

re: #333 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I had some cake yesterday. Was good cake.

Princess Bride is a great movie. Howabout a list of movies that we quote from often.

Ghostbusters
The Princess Bride
Silence of the Lambs
Blazing Saddles
Monty Python and the Meaning of Life
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Airplane!

Others?

Patton

377 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:12:59am

re: #355 Chicago Blonde

I remember the hippie chick with the balloon tied to her skirt.

Enough painkillers and that may make sense.

I still wonder if Sidney's girlfriend was a spy from the git-go instead of being put up to monitor his calls after he became the president's analyst.

378 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:13:26am

re: #365 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Can we get CBBHO in the LGF dictionary?!

Commie Bastard Barack H. Obama!

ahh, thanks!

379 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:13:38am

re: #356 thefallingman

Sorry. If it makes you feel better I'm now off to ten hours of meetings on how to make my unit's Family Readiness Group work better, so my brain will soon be shutting down.

Any mention of massive reduction in the military yet?

380 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:13:48am
381 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:14:12am

re: #372 Taqiyyotomist

I've been looking at your posts and yeah, too many people don't realize that he wants everything to be "equal" plus there's going to be a floating definition of "rich" if this keeps on. Mr. Blonde and I were called "loaded" by someone because we both worked. Trust me, we went through some rough times. They didn't see that though - they KNEW we worked so they KNEW we were rich. *sigh*

382 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:14:27am
383 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:15:10am

re: #370 rightside

Well, by BHO's standards I suppose theheats (plural) are wealthy. Not top tier wealthy he's attacking immediately, but in that hazy gray group he has his eyes on.

I have to say, we don't live extravagantly, not by any stretch. MrHeat, cheapass bastard he is, is one of those people that religiously pays bills, saves money, and doesn't spend money on trinkets and bullshit. (He can't, because he has to support me.)

The point is, living this way, we don't have money coming out our ears, and I know MrHeat doesn't love the idea of supporting the entire world's problems. Nothing makes MrHeat madder than pissing away money. And he isn't alone...

We (as a nation) need to really scream in the ears of the GOPs and assorted politicians that our charity isn't bottomless, nor is it always affordable. At some point, it becomes insane.

384 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:15:15am

re: #358 ziggyelman

Ok, out of the loop I guess, what exactly does cbbho stand for? Not him, these letters!

CommieBastardBarakHusseinObama, something I came up with after the election.

WAB is WhineyAssBitch = Michelle Obama, something I came up with during the campaign.

385 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:16:06am

re: #368 thefallingman

I love the Marx bros!

386 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:16:06am

re: #361 Pietr

OK-change 'something' in the final sentence to 'anything'.....that's probably better....as in 'barbaric' Americans......

Yeah, we're barbarians who never erected a fence to keep our citizens from leaving. I hate Commies.

387 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:16:11am

re: #377 MandyManners

You know, I don't remember. It's been SOOOO long...all I remember are the hippie with the balloon and James Coburn's 500 snow-white teeth.

Oh, and that white shag rug. I coveted that. :)

388 Leonidas Hoplite  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:16:28am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

So, I feel a bit silly asking this, but I could use a favor from the Lizardom. I hope the free-form thread is the right place.

Towards the end of March I'm having a little oral surgery; two teeth need a bit of work. I'm going to be on painkillers and couch-surfing for 48-72 hours after that and I was hoping you could give me some good movies to watch while I'm recovering. I appreciate this; I asked my SIL and she suggested "Pretty Woman."

You guys make Monty Python references. I know I'll get good stuff here! Thank you.

Two of my favorite war movies, if you are interested
Run Silent, Run Deep
12 o'Clock High

389 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:16:51am

re: #382 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Darwin Time!

Yeah, but what a way to go.

Good Morning Lizards!

390 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:16:59am

re: #371 UncleRancher

If you spell the last name with the actual zero you don't have to use the shift key.

I just use the CAPSLOCK key.

391 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:17:09am

re: #384 MandyManners

CommieBastardBarakHusseinObama, something I came up with after the election.

WAB is WhineyAssBitch = Michelle Obama, something I came up with during the campaign.

Just like FBO looks good on a shirt, so would cbbho! You should do it!

392 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:17:32am

re: #388 Leonidas Hoplite

Thank you.
I'm going to be cranky and I'll probably be swollen and looking like a cabbage patch doll the first days, war movies may be very cathartic.

393 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:18:14am

re: #387 Chicago Blonde

You know, I don't remember. It's been SOOOO long...all I remember are the hippie with the balloon and James Coburn's 500 snow-white teeth.

Oh, and that white shag rug. I coveted that. :)

I liked the boat trip when he psychoanalyzed the KGB agent. Fucking hillarious.

394 UncleRancher  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:18:22am

re: #388 Leonidas Hoplite

The Hunt for Red October
and U571

395 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:18:39am

re: #391 ziggyelman

Just like FBO looks good on a shirt, so would cbbho! You should do it!

FBO?

396 Leonidas Hoplite  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:18:41am

re: #16 stevieray

I was pokin' around the back corners of YouTube, and found some videos that bring back memories from a quarter century ago.

I used to work in this place back in the eighties, and I saw these guys more times than I can count.

Smithereens "Blood and Roses"

Are they still together? Haven't listened to them in awhile but did enjoy them back in the day

397 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:18:57am

re: #387 Chicago Blonde

You know, I don't remember. It's been SOOOO long...all I remember are the hippie with the balloon and James Coburn's 500 snow-white teeth.

Oh, and that white shag rug. I coveted that. :)

OK, do I even want to know what this is about?

398 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:19:33am

re: #396 Leonidas Hoplite

Oh, I had Especially for You. Loved that album.

399 Sunlight  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:19:35am

re: #247 Nevergiveup

Jewish Leaders Blast Clinton Over Israel Criticism
Zuckerman, Lawmakers, Local Jews Say Secretary Of State Not The Hillary Clinton They Used To Know

[Link: wcbstv.com...]

They have got to be fucking kidding me! Like they didn't know this was coming from an Obama Administration or any Democratic Administration for that matter? If any of my liberal Jewish friends or relatives says this to my face I might have to bitch slap them from here to next year. I am going to be mentioning this all day. Charles should have a thread about this. Jewish Leaders surprised? Kiss my ass! I hope I've been clear about this?

Well, it's only one guy as far as "leaders". I don't think the locals outside the orthodox folks in NYC are here yet. They are still mocking the nonconformists in the group.

400 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:19:58am

re: #381 Chicago Blonde

I'm a dishwasher. I make very little money, have very few things. The guy who picks up bottles and cans thinks I'm "loaded". I offered him my meager collection the other day, as I was going up to my apt. Dude got angry, put on this attitude I have seen a hundred times before, a "you're the white man, got his foot on my neck, keepin' me down, patronizing me" type of attitude. He "don't want yo' damn cans." I said, "Ok, brother. You have a good day, alright man?" I was coming from my job, so...I'm rich.

And when I think about it...I am.

401 thefallingman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:20:14am

Okay, one more.
re: #379 MandyManners
Not a reduction per se, but there is some bad stuff going on. Recruitment is way up so the push for retention has dropped. Reenlistment bonuses are pretty much gone and they've reinstituted the "90-day window" (which prohibits people from reenlisting if they are under 91 days from separation) and there's talk of a 12-month window. This is going to result in a younger, more inexperienced, less mature Army that has me deeply worried.

402 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:20:29am

re: #383 theheat

I am in similar circumstances (although I'm Mr. Rightside lol).

This country has the ability to overcome this. We can do anything. Question is, will enough of us take action? This could be the turning point of this country.

403 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:20:52am

re: #397 Ford_Prefect

Hey Ford!

Mandy recommended a movie for me - The President's Analyst. I'd seen it years ago and those were the only things I can remember - a hippie flake, James Coburn's grin, and a cool 60s rug in his posh digs.

Good movie though.

404 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:21:23am

re: #392 Chicago Blonde

Thank you.
I'm going to be cranky and I'll probably be swollen and looking like a cabbage patch doll the first days, war movies may be very cathartic.

The last serious oral surgery I had was when I had the pelvis bone of a dead, preteen boy implanted beneath two teeth in an effort to repair bone loss. I had some SERIOUS meds for the pain. My mom was looking after me once I got home but, she went to the bathroom and I slipped (floated) out the door. She found me (literally) waltzing down the cul-de-sac.

405 Desert Dog  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:21:48am

re: #396 Leonidas Hoplite

The Smithereens

I've seen these guy 4-5x. The last time was at a little place here in Phoenix called the Celebrity Theatre. We had great seats. These guys are great live. I wish they would come out with some new stuff....

406 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:22:11am

re: #404 MandyManners

Those drugs are gooooooood.

407 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:22:27am

re: #397 Ford_Prefect

OK, do I even want to know what this is about?

The President's Analyst.

408 ziggyelman  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:22:45am

re: #395 MandyManners

FBO?

Fuck BarackObama saw it on another website before the election. Cracked me up once I figured it out...you could wear that, have his picture above it, and his cultists would still give the thumbs up.

409 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:22:56am

I gotta' get The Kid rolling. bbl

410 quickjustice  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:24:15am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

"The Untouchables" starring Cosner, Connery, and DeNiro. Mamet's screenplay is a classic. "What are you prepared to do?" "He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He puts one of your guys in the hospital, you put one of his guys in the morgue. That's the Chicago way." "Walk through that door, and you're walking into a world of trouble."

Kinda like our national politics at the moment.

411 Leonidas Hoplite  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:24:33am

re: #261 Pietr

It isn't fair that I can only give you one upding.

412 gymmom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:25:16am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

Late to the convo, but haven't seen anyone recommend "Waking Ned Devine". Very funny dark comedy.

413 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:25:45am

re: #400 Taqiyyotomist

That attitude is what's going to kill the nation. "You have more! Gimme!" We keep this up none of us will be wealthy - we'll all be in the same breadline. I know what you mean, we do have a lot compared to so many other people. The problem comes when someone tries to mandate a level playing field.

It was kind of you to try to help that guy.

414 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:26:41am

re: #410 quickjustice

Mountie Captain: I do not approve of your methods!
Ness: Yeah, well... You're not from Chicago.

415 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:27:03am

re: #402 rightside

I think the generation (of us) that had to work hard, came from modest or no means, know what it's like to freakin' live on Top Ramen and powdered milk and count change for gas - I think there's enough of us to yell pretty loudly. But if we don't start throwing temper tantrums with these elected officials, nothing is going to change. Remember: they care about their ass first, and our ass last.

It's time for temper tantrums. Big ones.

416 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:27:25am

re: #411 Leonidas Hoplite

Thanks for "getting" my little crack earlier.

417 Desert Dog  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:27:34am

re: #413 Chicago Blonde

That attitude is what's going to kill the nation. "You have more! Gimme!" We keep this up none of us will be wealthy - we'll all be in the same breadline. I know what you mean, we do have a lot compared to so many other people. The problem comes when someone tries to mandate a level playing field.

It was kind of you to try to help that guy.

Obama is everything we thought he would be....maybe even worse. He is going to run this country into an iceberg (and I bet he will be one of the lucky ones on a lifeboat afterwards too)

418 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:28:00am

re: #404 MandyManners

OMG! You snuck out huh?

OK, I'll let Mr. Blonde know. I'm being given darvocet. I'm having bone loss corrected too.

419 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:28:20am

re: #413 Chicago Blonde

When everybody is in the breadline; who makes the bread?

420 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:28:50am

re: #410 quickjustice

Great flick. Thanks,

421 Leonidas Hoplite  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:29:01am

re: #412 gymmom

Late to the convo, but haven't seen anyone recommend "Waking Ned Devine". Very funny dark comedy.

Speaking of dark comedies, one of my favorites is film called The Butcher Boy. Highly recommend it. My wife and I saw it twice when it first came out - the first time we both thought it was hilarious; the second time we both thought it was disturbing and sad.

422 quickjustice  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:29:10am

re: #414 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

That's after Connery blows the brains out of the cadaver to get the bookkeeper to talk. Really girlie stuff! ;-)

423 Desert Dog  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:29:19am

re: #419 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

When everybody is in the breadline; who makes the bread?

We can all eat money. Obama has the presses running at full speed

424 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:29:22am

re: #419 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

When everybody is in the breadline; who makes the bread?

The Unicorns. >:)
/Unless of course they let us eat CAKE...

425 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:29:27am

re: #399 Sunlight

Well, it's only one guy as far as "leaders". I don't think the locals outside the orthodox folks in NYC are here yet. They are still mocking the nonconformists in the group.

Well that's not true. They had other "leaders" on the TV version of this story.

426 summergurl  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:29:53am

Morning Lizards - watching stocks tumble again ---

427 Mithrax  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:29:57am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

So, I feel a bit silly asking this, but I could use a favor from the Lizardom. I hope the free-form thread is the right place.

Towards the end of March I'm having a little oral surgery; two teeth need a bit of work. I'm going to be on painkillers and couch-surfing for 48-72 hours after that and I was hoping you could give me some good movies to watch while I'm recovering. I appreciate this; I asked my SIL and she suggested "Pretty Woman."

You guys make Monty Python references. I know I'll get good stuff here! Thank you.

Just a few off hte top of my head:

To Kill a Mockingbird
The Longest Day
The Godfather
The Godfather, part 2
The Four Feathers (the 1929, or 1939 versions, not that modern day "Lets cut out most of the morals crap")
The War of the Worlds (again, the original)

428 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:30:04am

re: #424 Chicago Blonde

The Unicorns. >:)
/Unless of course they let us eat CAKE...

CAKE OR DEATH!

429 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:30:36am

re: #415 theheat

We need a community organizer. A neighborhood agitator.

See, the thing is, conservatives don't do that. We don't protest, we don't illegally invade and squat in congressional offices with mobs of unruly tantrum-throwers, making demands.

And until we do, the only people doing these things will be ACORN-types. As wheels go, we're not squeaky enough.

430 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:30:43am

re: #415 theheat

I'm with you on that.

431 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:30:44am

re: #417 Desert Dog

He is going to run this country into an iceberg (and I bet he will be one of the lucky ones on a lifeboat afterwards too)

Same metaphor applies for the medical overhaul they're trying to push through.

432 gymmom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:30:57am

re: #419 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

When everybody is in the breadline; who makes the bread?

If you pay people not to work, pretty soon no one will be working.

433 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:31:33am

BTW, did hat CPAC thread ever liven up? Someone said it very well, "This is like watching a stuffed cat watching paint dry."

434 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:31:42am

If you are interested: Michael Steele is filling in for Bob Bennett this AM,

435 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:31:54am

re: #427 Mithrax

Thank you. I LOVE The Godfather. I have to see Four Feathers, never seen that one either.
I knew I'd get good stuff here...

436 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:32:51am

re: #435 Chicago Blonde

Thank you. I LOVE The Godfather. I have to see Four Feathers, never seen that one either.
I knew I'd get good stuff here...

HOLY CRAP! I FORGOT!

"PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE"!

C'mon! You gotta do it!

437 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:32:57am

re: #407 MandyManners

re: #403 Chicago Blonde

I will have to find that one. Looks hysterical.

438 Leonidas Hoplite  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:33:08am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

So, I feel a bit silly asking this, but I could use a favor from the Lizardom. I hope the free-form thread is the right place.

Towards the end of March I'm having a little oral surgery; two teeth need a bit of work. I'm going to be on painkillers and couch-surfing for 48-72 hours after that and I was hoping you could give me some good movies to watch while I'm recovering. I appreciate this; I asked my SIL and she suggested "Pretty Woman."

You guys make Monty Python references. I know I'll get good stuff here! Thank you.

Breaker Morant is another good one.

Has anyone seen a film called Taking Chance? I caught the very end of it on HBO last night and it seemed good - has anyone seen it?

439 summergurl  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:33:24am

re: #415 theheat

I think the generation (of us) that had to work hard, came from modest or no means, know what it's like to freakin' live on Top Ramen and powdered milk and count change for gas - I think there's enough of us to yell pretty loudly. But if we don't start throwing temper tantrums with these elected officials, nothing is going to change. Remember: they care about their ass first, and our ass last.

It's time for temper tantrums. Big ones.

I remember when we were thrilled to have enough money to afford Little Caesar's "Pizza Pizza" deal -- and we paid for it with cash -folks with debit cards have been desensitized to the use of credit cards. --maybe if they had to pay cash for something they would think twice.

440 notutopia  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:33:41am

re: #113 Fenway_Nation

Funny how the DOW slides 300 points in one afternoon and the MSM blames it on 'the failed policies of the last eight years', but when it rallies and gains a dozen points, it's clearly 'the markets reacting favorably to the 0bama administration's latest economic proposals'...


Former Bush Aide Blasts Obama for Budget Criticism
[Link: www.foxnews.com...]

441 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:34:10am

Malone: [to Ness] Welcome to Chicago. This town stinks like a whorehouse at low tide.
-The Untouchables

442 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:34:14am

Marine Charged with Threatening Obama

[Link: www.military.com...]

I guess this Marine ain't going to putting in 20?

443 little boomer  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:34:21am

re: #412 gymmom

Late to the convo, but haven't seen anyone recommend "Waking Ned Devine". Very funny dark comedy.


Love that movie, the old guys are a riot.

444 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:34:30am

Tech-twist/"what is reality?" movies:
The Thirteenth Floor
The Matrix 1 (screw the sequels)
Jacob's Ladder
Existenz
The Truman Show

445 lincolntf  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:35:10am

Morning all.

Just saw this article about The Most Hated Man in the Senate. This part made me chuckle...

"...Ghani regularly plays host to visiting U.S. officials and lays out ambitious plans that include industrial parks to create jobs and solar-powered TV sets to pull the region toward modernity.

But, he said, Washington has been reluctant to embrace marquee projects that could have a lasting effect on local attitudes toward the West. He said he offered to name a major dam to irrigate tribal land after Sen. John Kerry if Kerry could arrange the money."

I just think there's something funny about the notion of a big dam named after Lurch stuck in the middle of East BooFoo.

Mr. Heinz making friends

446 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:35:46am

re: #436 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Yeah, zonked out on meds, it may have a whole new appeal.

447 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:36:07am

Netanyahu: Livni refused my offer for unity

[Link: www.haaretz.com...]

Well maybe you shouldn't have called her a Dyke during the campaign?
/

448 gymmom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:36:29am

re: #439 summergurl

I remember when we were thrilled to have enough money to afford Little Caesar's "Pizza Pizza" deal -- and we paid for it with cash -folks with debit cards have been desensitized to the use of credit cards. --maybe if they had to pay cash for something they would think twice.


We didn't have much growing up, but were never in debt. My parents, their parents and siblings, and everyone I knew just lived like that. Never knew how well that lesson would do for me. This next generation has not had many role models, sad to say.

449 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:37:16am

re: #424 Chicago Blonde

littleoldlady will bring fruit cup.

Unicorns love fruit cup.

450 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:38:26am

Morning Lizards...Did I hear someone mention my favorite city?

451 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:38:38am

Chicago Blonde,
Peter Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy will eat up 12 hours, easy, if you get the extended version. And what a damn good movie.

452 gymmom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:39:05am

re: #443 little boomer

I also love that the movie has no famous stars, no pretty people.
That reminds me of another: Strangers in Good Company. About a group of old women who go on a bus trip. Just ordinary people.

453 soxfan4life  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:39:43am

re: #451 Taqiyyotomist

Same could be said for the original star wars trilogy.

454 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:39:51am

re: #369 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

...And that's when the fight started...

You're mean, FBV-but we still luv ya.....:>))

455 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:39:53am

re: #448 gymmom

We didn't have much growing up, but were never in debt. My parents, their parents and siblings, and everyone I knew just lived like that. Never knew how well that lesson would do for me. This next generation has not had many role models, sad to say.

I'm now grateful Mother Blonde taught me how to head for clearance racks, scarf up Christmas items on December 26th, and the like. Good thing - I had a consumer ed class in high school, and they didn't talk about day-to-day stuff like coupons, buying clothes off-season etc. Most kids just aren't getting it now.

456 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:40:00am

re: #446 Chicago Blonde

Charles has based entire threads on quotes from Plan 9.

457 UncleRancher  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:40:10am

re: #448 gymmom

We didn't have much growing up, but were never in debt. My parents, their parents and siblings, and everyone I knew just lived like that. Never knew how well that lesson would do for me. This next generation has not had many role models, sad to say.

I hear ya. We were so poor we couldn't even pay attention.

458 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:40:30am

re: #450 Afrocity

Morning!

459 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:41:06am

Good morning, Afrocity!

460 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:41:25am

re: #451 Taqiyyotomist

Oh we have the multi-disk extended-version party pack of that sucker. GREAT, great movie.

Ever see Jackson's Dead Alive? Sick and funny.

461 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:41:28am

re: #458 Chicago Blonde

Morning my friend. Hope the rain stops.

462 soxfan4life  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:41:58am

re: #295 Chicago Blonde

I would recommend any of Kevin Smith's movies with Jay and Silent Bob. My favorite being the original Clerks followed by Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob strike back.

463 pingjockey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:42:15am

re: #456 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

That's because the IQ/weird humor factor here is high. Monty Python, Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy references.

465 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:43:35am

re: #461 Afrocity

Me too. I want sunshine so badly...

You're into fashion - isn't it kind of cruel that at Eastertime we see those cute sandals and dresses and then it sometimes dumps SNOW on us? *sigh*

466 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:43:58am

re: #439 summergurl

I think everyone I know has one of the defining moment stories - either at your lowest, or remembering when you realized you had it better than before, even if that was something as simple as buying something you saved your babysitting money for, or springing for pizza.

467 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:44:17am

re: #462 soxfan4life

I saw Clerks, I'll look for Mallrats, Thanks!

468 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:44:21am

re: #456 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Charles has based entire threads on quotes from Plan 9.


I have to rent tht movie. Is it truly the worst movie ever made?

And good morning lizards!

469 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:44:41am

Citibank down 35% in pre-market trading?

[Link: finance.yahoo.com...]

And WE ( the USA ) just bought in at 40% of the company? Wise investment Obama.

470 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:44:58am

re: #463 pingjockey

That's because the IQ/weird humor factor here is high. Monty Python, Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy references.

FTFY. :)

471 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:45:43am

re: #468 VioletTiger

Hello, Violet Tiger!

472 pingjockey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:45:52am

re: #469 Nevergiveup
Yep. FNC this morning, one of those companies, B of A IIRC is still flying nine corporate jets.

473 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:46:19am

Michael Steele just talked about Michigan...said that Reps had a real shot of winning it, but McCain pulled his campaign out, when they were only down by 5 points. Steele's comment: "Lesson learned." He also said there was a new chairman there and he planned on working hard to win Mich. back.

474 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:46:26am

re: #461 Afrocity

Morning my friend. Hope the rain stops.


Yes, but when it stops for you, it will start for me!/

475 Leonidas Hoplite  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:46:45am

re: #462 soxfan4life

I would recommend any of Kevin Smith's movies with Jay and Silent Bob. My favorite being the original Clerks followed by Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob strike back.

Don't forget Dogma...

476 Mithrax  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:46:52am

re: #468 VioletTiger

I have to rent tht movie. Is it truly the worst movie ever made?

And good morning lizards!

No, I've seen worse. Imho, Plan 9 is so bad, it's good.

Watch Manos: The Hands of Fate. And the non Mystery Science Theatre 3000 version either.

477 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:46:52am

Going to be in the 60's here today.....but rain all weekend.

478 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:47:23am

re: #471 Chicago Blonde

Hello, Violet Tiger!

Good morning to you. How are your critters this morning?

479 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:47:25am

re: #474 VioletTiger

Yes, but when it stops for you, it will start for me!/

Here in TN we want it rain for a week! No more drought!

480 pingjockey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:47:54am

re: #470 Chicago Blonde
I stand by my statement! :) Monty Python requires an off beat sense of humor. So I must be a nut, and the rest of the family too. My three boys quote lines from the Grail flic all the time.

481 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:48:02am

re: #476 Mithrax

Watch Manos: The Hands of Fate. And the non Mystery Science Theatre 3000 version either.

I ain't that strong...

482 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:48:18am

re: #472 pingjockey

Yep. FNC this morning, one of those companies, B of A IIRC is still flying nine corporate jets.

Yeah, but B of A did pull out of their Yankee Deal. I wonder if they still have a suite or luxury boxes at the Stadium.

483 gymmom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:48:38am

re: #455 Chicago Blonde

I'm now grateful Mother Blonde taught me how to head for clearance racks, scarf up Christmas items on December 26th, and the like. Good thing - I had a consumer ed class in high school, and they didn't talk about day-to-day stuff like coupons, buying clothes off-season etc. Most kids just aren't getting it now.


Gymdad and I are comfortable and it is more difficult to pass on frugality when your kids friends think money grows on trees. When they were in preschool I bought stuff from the used store. I was still working and we were even more comfortable. But who wants to buy new clothes for the kids to paint on?! But there were kids who wore new designer clothes with regularity and they were not "wealthy". Have had to implement the new policy: they pay for all nonessentials. I fear they will not be able to earn as good a living with the way things are headed.

484 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:48:52am

re: #478 VioletTiger

Fat, happy and purring, like I wish our economy was.
BlondeKitteh is on my desk, making a noise like a threshing machine.

485 soxfan4life  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:49:10am

re: #475 Leonidas Hoplite

Don't forget Dogma...

I love that movie, but because it pokes fun at religion I am always leary of recommending it. Never sure of the response after watching it.

486 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:49:14am

re: #460 Chicago Blonde

Yeah, me too. It's one of my prized posessions. I haven't watched it in a year, maybe I'll start it again today. That's a good one to watch with any of the five commentary tracks. So much work went into it, and just about everyone who worked on the movie, in any capacity, was a huge fan of the books. I did find it quite funny how the main star (how easily I forget the names of moonbats), who played Frodo, had idiotic things to say about Bush and the WoT on the commentary track he was featured on. It's like he didn't even watch the movie, or read the books. No concept of evil, of proportionality. In real life, the guy who played Frodo is actually more like Grima Wormtongue, calling those who would fight against a rising tide of pure evil, "Warmongers!" I could only shake my head in dismay. No film or book in recent memory captures what we face with Islam than does LoTR.

487 pingjockey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:49:37am

re: #482 Nevergiveup
Did Citigroup pu;; out of the deal for naming rights to the Mets new stadium? That was like 400 mill.

488 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:49:50am

re: #467 Chicago Blonde

Oh Mallrats will have you in tears. So freakin' funny.

489 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:50:07am

re: #487 pingjockey

Did Citigroup pu;; out of the deal for naming rights to the Mets new stadium? That was like 400 mill.

Nope. Their hanging in there like dirty laundry.

490 pingjockey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:50:31am

re: #489 Nevergiveup
Asshats.

491 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:50:55am

re: #483 gymmom

You have a good head on your shoulders and your kids will be thankful for that.

492 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:51:11am

re: #490 pingjockey

Asshats.

Maybe they should rename it USA or Obama park?

493 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:51:18am

re: #464 Taqiyyotomist

"Ah, we were happy in those days, although we were poor....because we were poor!"

Every day should have some Monty Python in it.

494 gymmom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:51:43am

re: #491 Chicago Blonde

You have a good head on your shoulders and your kids will be thankful for that.

Thanks, but they're not thankful right now! They're 14 and 11 (and girls).

495 pingjockey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:53:06am

re: #492 Nevergiveup
How about "We choke at the end of the season" park.

496 Leonidas Hoplite  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:53:08am

re: #482 Nevergiveup

Yeah, but B of A did pull out of their Yankee Deal. I wonder if they still have a suite or luxury boxes at the Stadium.

No doubt they still have a suite/luxury boxes. Entertaining clients & all. At our expense of course...

497 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:53:26am

re: #486 Taqiyyotomist

Watch movie, ignore Fridiot. :) I can do that. I just assume that they're all moonbats until they prove otherwise, it's easier that way. And the books are excellent too.

498 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:54:12am

re: #494 gymmom

Oh, you're coming into the teen years with the kids. Yeah, I sure miss those.

Not!

499 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:54:46am

re: #494 gymmom

Oh, me either at that age, but wait a few years and they scoop up $11 jeans and $9 skirts and the like at Old Navy off-season. They will be then.

/Been there, done that.

500 Leonidas Hoplite  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:55:18am

re: #485 soxfan4life

I love that movie, but because it pokes fun at religion I am always leary of recommending it. Never sure of the response after watching it.

I'm with you.

What are you going to do, hit me with that...fish?

501 soxfan4life  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:55:29am

re: #492 Nevergiveup

Maybe they should rename it USA or Obama park?

Something tells me that much like Saddam Hussein in Iraq, here in America there will be a Barack Hussein Obama park in every city soon enough. Remember when those freakin liberal asshats all said my name is _____ Hussein _____________ . Like it was a Badge of Honor. That being the case my name will soon become SoxfanWilson4life in honor of Ronald Wilson reagan.

502 pingjockey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:56:35am

Later folks. Have a good Friday.

503 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:56:52am

I have been busy this week so this is a tad late in the game for me to bring this up but I have been hearing about the fallout from Michael Steele's hip hop reference. I was at politico and was surprised to see some of the comments from "liberals". Remember these are the so called "open minded" people (cough). The people who called anyone a racist, including me, that was not voting for Obama.

Comments such as:

Steele is a friggin' idiot. He makes a fool of himself everytime he opens his mouth. The GOP's affirmative action plan is backfiring.

OH GOD, HERE COME THE GIMMICKS FROM REPUBLICANS AGAIN.. MICHEAL STEELE IS REPUBLICAN'S " THE ME TOO " OF PRESIDENT OBAMA.

In some of that "street terminology," I think the soul of MLK Jr just got jived. This is ugly. But who am I to stop the GOP from self-destructing. Playa.

Michael steel is going to overkill his "hip" outreach. I have had a couple of times listening to him where I thought...."ewww,.. this guy is going to put his foot in his mouth someday" Plus, he harbors his own racial hostility on some level I believe.


Wow what understanding and unity from the left. That last comment blew my mind. Michael Steele doesn't have any racial hostility, he seem pretty comfortable with who he is. Michelle and Baracak on the other hand hate America and are full of racial hostility.

These comments are racist. But I suppose the left gets a pass because they elected a black man. Sorry but I am so angry about this.

504 _RememberTonyC  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:56:55am

I have a breakthrough to report ...

My uber Liberal wife actually listened this morning when I asked her if she had looked at any of the budget stuff? I told her that we were screwed, but that our KIDS were really screwed. That seemed to get her attention. Anyone trying to convert liberal moms should appeal to their responsibility for the kids and passing on a good standard of living to them.

505 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:57:02am

G'day from Down Under to {everyone}

It's now Saturday here :-)

Talking about movies - Mr Aussiemagpie is watching The Great Escape right now, and I do remember enjoying it on the big screen

Chicago Blonde, my very favourite movies are real girlie ones

Truly, Madly, Deeply (have plenty of tissues handy) and A Man and a Woman, a French movie and a really wonderful love story

You might like some girlie movies in amongst the war stuff :-)

506 UncleRancher  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:57:25am

Later, Lizzards. It's time to go feed the animals.

507 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:57:51am

re: #497 Chicago Blonde

Yes, you have to ignore the artists' public rantings and opinions, to enjoy almost any form of art. If I based my preferences on the kook views of the artists, I would have to quit listening to music, almost entirely.

508 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:58:23am

re: #503 Afrocity

Wow what understanding and unity from the left

*crickets*

509 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:59:08am

re: #507 Taqiyyotomist

If I based my preferences on the kook views of the artists, I would have to quit listening to music, almost entirely.

I know, me too.

510 soxfan4life  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:59:22am

re: #496 Leonidas Hoplite

No doubt they still have a suite/luxury boxes. Entertaining clients & all. At our expense of course...

Well with the legislation Kerry introduced they would need a note from Geithner in order to sponsor events like the Deutsche Bank Classic or face penalties which could include immediate repayment of all TARP funds. Don't know how the Mets deal or luxury suites would fit there. Probably just need toi slip old John Boy a few hard to get tickets to turn his head the other way.

511 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 5:59:48am

re: #480 pingjockey

I stand by my statement! :) Monty Python requires an off beat sense of humor. So I must be a nut, and the rest of the family too. My three boys quote lines from the Grail flic all the time.

We're nuts too! Monty Python rules :-)

I started my road down the offbeat humour trail by watching the Goodies, a British series from the late 60s I think

Was it ever shown over there?

512 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:02:01am

Caveat: I actually DID quit listening to Dave Matthews Band. Good musicians, but now that every single song is a dis on Christianity and pretty much every thing in life that I like, I had enough. And I can't listen to anything Lennon did after he 'Got Communism'. "Let it Be" makes me glad he was killed, and hopeful that if anyone saw it happen, they just walked on by, with that phrase in their head.

513 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:02:05am

re: #511 aussiemagpie

I started my road down the offbeat humour trail by watching the Goodies, a British series from the late 60s I think
Was it ever shown over there?

Yes it was. I remember a relative blessed with a PBS affiliate that would show Dr. Who, Goonies, or Monty Python all day on Saturdays.

514 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:02:06am

re: #503 Afrocity

You're right. The left gets a pass. They get away with it, too, even though they appear to be the real racists. I wish I knew what to do about it.

515 Sharmuta  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:02:37am

re: #503 Afrocity

I watched his speech, and I thought he did well. I got the impression he was being himself.

But when it comes to the left- they are hypocrites. Mr Steele is in a catch-22 with people like that. If he's "too black" he's an "Uncle Tom" cause he's faking it, and if he's not black enough, he's an "Uncle Tom" because that's who he is. Being black means being democrat in their eyes. You can't go against the group-think, you know.

516 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:02:53am

re: #512 Taqiyyotomist

C'mon. That's harsh.

517 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:03:18am

re: #502 pingjockey

Later folks. Have a good Friday.

Crap. I though it was Saturday!
LOL!

518 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:03:47am

re: #508 Chicago Blonde

Can you believe that? As if Obama is someone that I identify with as African American anyway? Spawn of a Kenyan father and Caucasian mother. Michael Steele is an African American. Obama is a Kenyan American or what we say generically a "Black American" meaning anyone of brown skin that is an American regardless of background. Under that rule even Jindal could be called a Black American, but I have heard the MSM refer to him as a man of color.

519 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:03:48am

Worky Worky earn Tofurkey!

520 soxfan4life  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:03:51am

re: #503 Afrocity

From any encounters I've ever had with liberals the only understanding they acknowledge is when you agree with them. every thing else is met with hostility and personal insults. I guess when they can't back up their arguments with facts they resort to insults.

521 rightside  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:03:52am

Off for the weekend, everyone have a great one!

522 Digital Display  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:03:58am

Good Morning Lizards!
How is everyone this fine day? Hurrah! It's Friday!

523 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:04:36am

re: #516 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

C'mon. That's harsh.

It's what he wanted us to do about evil, about suffering, about war. Poetic Justice would be served if someone saw him being attacked, and they said, you know, just let it be....it'll work itself out. There will be an answer.

524 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:04:37am

re: #513 Chicago Blonde

Yes it was. I remember a relative blessed with a PBS affiliate that would show Dr. Who, Goonies, or Monty Python all day on Saturdays.

Hi, and did you see my movie recommendations for you ^^^

Truly, Madly, Deeply
A Man and a Woman

10 tissue jobs :-)

525 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:05:00am

re: #512 Taqiyyotomist

Touch over the line with the comments on Lennon, I think.

526 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:05:17am

re: #522 HoosierHoops

Morning HH.

527 soxfan4life  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:05:18am

re: #518 Afrocity

If we were to go by the MSM Obama would be referred to as a god.

528 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:05:35am

re: #517 Taqiyyotomist

Crap. I though it was Saturday!
LOL!

It IS Saturday! :-)

529 Lincolntf  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:05:49am

re: #522 HoosierHoops

Hey Hoosier. How ya doing? I've been wondering if I'd see you around here. There have been some GREAT college games in the last week or so, no? ACC and Big East particularly. I'm in hog heaven waiting for the tournament.

530 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:06:38am

re: #523 Taqiyyotomist

Nope. We agree on much, I won't trifle with little.

531 Digital Display  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:07:02am

re: #526 Ford_Prefect

Morning HH.

Morning Ford!
I thought Paul did Let it be..Not John...

532 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:07:02am

re: #524 aussiemagpie

Porn?

533 SteveC  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:07:41am

Just put a link in the spinoff links, Real GDP is down 6.2% in the 4th quarter...*groan*

534 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:07:49am

I'm gonna have to cut out soon....but FBV brought up "and that's when the fight started"....LOL. So I'll repost the best one from those two posts, IMHO.....

-------------------------------------------------------------------

My wife and I are watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, "Do you want to have sex?"

"No," she answered.

I then said, "Is that your final answer?"

She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying "Yes."

So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."

And that's when the fight started

535 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:08:33am

re: #532 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Porn?

HAHAHA! You crack me up! :-)

536 OldLineTexan  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:08:44am

re: #532 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Porn?

I see a quote concerning a wise and merry philosophy, and right below it I see FBV.

Coincidence? I think not.

537 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:08:56am

re: #514 VioletTiger

You're right. The left gets a pass. They get away with it, too, even though they appear to be the real racists. I wish I knew what to do about it.

They are hypocrites and it makes me sick to my stomach. They claim to be for women's rights and they slam Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. Now Michael Steele of course was not elected because the GOP thought he was capable ...it was because they wanted another Obama. WTF?

That is why I say in 2012 run Palin/Steele or Jindal and Steele. It is going to be hard to beat Obama anyway, but at least let the world watch the Left make fools of themselves when they once again turn on a woman or minority.

538 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:09:10am

Ford, FBV, I am unapologetic. The man was dangerous and advocated the ignoring of mass murder. He said that song was basically the Communist Manifesto, put in soft terms that wouldn't offend Americans.

He's Dead, Jim. I'm not calling for it. It already happened.

539 Digital Display  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:09:58am

re: #529 Lincolntf

Hey Hoosier. How ya doing? I've been wondering if I'd see you around here. There have been some GREAT college games in the last week or so, no? ACC and Big East particularly. I'm in hog heaven waiting for the tournament.

Good Morning! I usually take the first 2 days off work for March Maddess..
I'll hang with some buddies down at the pub all day long and enjoy every second of it..I'm Jacked...Final 4 picks ( I'm never right )
Duke..Tar Heels, Pitt and UConn

540 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:10:55am

re: #522 HoosierHoops

Good Morning Lizards!
How is everyone this fine day? Hurrah! It's Friday!

Morning. How are things out where you are?

541 nyc redneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:11:23am

re: #75 Killian Bundy

Compare and contrast.

/we're in real trouble

wow, this tells you everything.
and the enemy sees the difference too.
i have never seen a photo of O where he inspires confidence.
he couldn't even lift a chain saw.
look how much trouble he is having w/ the curtain flounce.

542 ThinkRight  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:11:24am

re: #532 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Porn?


Chick Porn
/

543 UFO TOFU  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:12:02am

re: #519 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Yech.

544 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:12:07am

I'm out. Later, all. Have a good Saturday, magpie! I'll catch up.

re: #534 Pietr

ROFL!

Later Lizardia

545 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:12:13am

re: #538 Taqiyyotomist

Expressing pleasure that someone who never really hurt anyone is dead, is, in my opinion, over the line. Whatever you think of his politics, he did not deserve what he got.

546 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:12:19am

re: #520 soxfan4life

From any encounters I've ever had with liberals the only understanding they acknowledge is when you agree with them. every thing else is met with hostility and personal insults. I guess when they can't back up their arguments with facts they resort to insults.

I end up keeping silent in my interactions with my family.
With strangers, they assume I am a democrat, so when I say something conservative most of them agree with me until I mention that I am a Republican.

547 Digital Display  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:12:58am

re: #540 VioletTiger

Morning. How are things out where you are?

I'm doing great! Hope today finds you well.. Love your avatar!

548 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:13:21am

re: #539 HoosierHoops

Good Morning! I usually take the first 2 days off work for March Maddess..
I'll hang with some buddies down at the pub all day long and enjoy every second of it..I'm Jacked...Final 4 picks ( I'm never right )
Duke..Tar Heels, Pitt and UConn

Not Duke. Oklahoma. UConn has a real shot this year.

549 axegrinder  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:14:28am

Takes a while to download and I don't know how long the link will last. Or the woman either. She can't be very popular where she comes from.

[Link: switch3.castup.net...]

I agree with her.

550 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:14:37am

re: #503 Afrocity

It's sad, but it shows how shallow the liberal values of tolerance and anti-racism go. I recall reading about how Steel was pelted with oreo cookies while campaigning for election a few years ago. Classy.

551 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:14:53am

re: #546 Afrocity

I end up keeping silent in my interactions with my family.
With strangers, they assume I am a democrat, so when I say something conservative most of them agree with me until I mention that I am a Republican.

I'm a struggling artist with spikey hair. I get some of that too.

552 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:14:55am

re: #544 Taqiyyotomist

I'm out. Later, all. Have a good Saturday, magpie! I'll catch up.

ROFL!

Later Lizardia

Will do, and you have a lovely yesterday :-)

553 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:15:13am

Good morning. Obama really dropped a bomb on struggling homeowners when he dcided to force us to pay for others mortgages of even non-ctizens.
He is not through, they are now floating reducing the homeowners tax deduction. Will the Middle Class survive Obama?

554 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:15:19am

re: #547 HoosierHoops
Thanks, it's one of my favorite kittehs.

555 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:16:17am

The European markets are down 88 points today (2pm London time)... the DOW is within striking distance of 7000 points.. will it make it?

Yes we can!

556 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:16:40am

re: #549 axegrinder

Wafa has been around the block and managed to stay alive, at least for now. Pretty gutsy lady, and forward thinking.

557 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:16:43am

re: #545 Ford_Prefect

Taken into consideration. I'll refrain from posting such thoughts online. You're right, and maybe he would have seen the light in later days.

558 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:16:51am

re: #524 aussiemagpie

Hi, and did you see my movie recommendations for you ^^^

Truly, Madly, Deeply
A Man and a Woman

10 tissue jobs :-)

Oh man - I'll watch those but when I'm off painkillers. Weepfest + drugs = scary combo!

Lizards, have a great day, and thanks for the movie recommendations. I have to run but I'd rather be here.

559 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:16:57am

re: #552 aussiemagpie

How is Australia fairing in these tough times?

560 Chicago Blonde  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:17:53am

*sigh* Did that go through? My computer is acting up -

Bye all, gotta run, and have a great Friday if I can't revisit! :)

561 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:19:23am

re: #557 Taqiyyotomist

That's what I'm talking about! Good form!

562 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:20:06am

re: #512 Taqiyyotomist

Let It Be


When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree,
There will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is
Still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be. Yeah
There will be an answer, let it be.

And when the night is cloudy,
There is still a light that shines on me,
Shine on until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be.
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

Let it Be is essentially a Christian hymn. What is your objection to it? Or have you confused it with Lennon's ode to nihilism, Imagine ?

563 godfrey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:20:09am

I like this quotation:

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."

William James

564 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:21:35am

re: #561 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

That's what I'm talking about! Good form!

Sometimes I have decidedly un-Christian thoughts. If I post them online, I actually do appreciated it when I get slapped for it. :)

565 OldLineTexan  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:21:36am

re: #563 godfrey

I like this quotation:


William James

A man with no prejudices will find himself wiping the same manure off his boots every day.

/me

566 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:22:02am

re: #562 Kenneth

I'm thinking the same thing you did. Let It Be = wrong song.

567 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:22:10am

re: #553 opnion


He said he was going to redistribute the wealth. It was the one true thing he said, but nobody believed it! (except us, of course)

568 Lincolntf  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:22:12am

re: #548 Ford_Prefect

My final four will probably look a lot like Hoosier's. But, thanks for the reminder about OK. I always neglect at least one Western team.

569 Digital Display  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:22:36am

re: #548 Ford_Prefect

Not Duke. Oklahoma. UConn has a real shot this year.


Boy..Pitt is a tough team build for destroying teams in their bracket

570 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:22:37am

re: #562 Kenneth

Kenneth, I have some info for you. Can you drop me a line?

571 Taqiyyotomist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:23:14am

Kenneth, the way I see it, given the context of the times, Let It Be was telling us "When a million people are getting slaughtered and we have the power to do something to stop it, Let it Be, don't do nothin'."

573 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:23:53am

Mornin' Lizard Nation....

The yoga fatwa


RECENTLY I read that Indonesia's top Islamic body has banned yoga for the country's Muslims, claiming that the ancient Hindu practice could corrupt the purity of the faith. Similar rulings were handed down in Malaysia and Egypt last year. As strict religious edicts go, banning yoga isn't up there with honor killings or acid attacks. But it sure is another reason to love America
574 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:24:27am

re: #573 loppyd

Loppy, yoga is yet another thing that is getting them bent outa shape.
HHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

575 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:25:01am

re: #574 WriterMom

Loppy, yoga is yet another thing that is getting them bent outa shape.
HHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

ba dum dum

576 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:25:11am

Let it Be

577 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:25:40am

re: #550 Kenneth

It's sad, but it shows how shallow the liberal values of tolerance and anti-racism go. I recall reading about how Steel was pelted with oreo cookies while campaigning for election a few years ago. Classy.

I left that party because suddenly I did not recognize it anymore. During this past election I heard the most hateful things come from Democrat's mouths:

As a Black Democrat, I am embarassed for the Republican party by the actions of Michael Steele. Each day he does something else to prove that he does not have a clue about leading a party and what is needed to attract more voters!

Steele and Jindal are the "new" face of the GOP - people of color with their both their feet in their mouths. As an Indian American, I find it embarrassing to see Jindal sing-songing his BS on behalf of the rich, white man's party... talk about being a houseboy.

Palin, Steele and Jindal: The GOP's "Trinty of Tokenism." LOL!

There is nothing less cool than someone from the party of rich old white men trying to act like he and his party are are hip. Steele has bombed worse than Jindal did.

The GOP's affirmative action plan is backfiring on purpose. Except the people it's backfiring on-- Steele, Jindal, etc-- seem to have missed that memo. Social marketing at it's scuzziest.


Okay that's it. I am writing to Michael Steele. The GOP members of color need to be more vocal. I want to make a television ad. This is PISSSING ME OFF. So I am an uncle tom too I guess. I am gonna do something about this.

578 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:25:54am

re: #576 Kenneth

Let it Be


[Video]

One of the only Beatles songs I like.

579 nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:25:58am

re: #573 loppyd

Mornin' Lizard Nation....

The yoga fatwa

I like my yogurt with fruit on the bottom. Oh yoga...never mind.

580 SteveC  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:26:11am

re: #520 soxfan4life

From any encounters I've ever had with liberals the only understanding they acknowledge is when you agree with them. every thing else is met with hostility and personal insults. I guess when they can't back up their arguments with facts they resort to insults.

It certainly seems that way. I was on a CHD Advocacy trip when a friend of mine said "All the Blue States ought to cut and run, and just leave those Red State Rejects to suffer." All his local buddies jumped in with their various opinions, including this young lady woman FEMALE who was sure that inbreeding was the national pastime... and probably a reason that so many Southern kids are born with Heart Defects. I finally said I was going home... to South Carolina. Tonight. And I'd call my bank and stop payment on the check I had already given them.

They want me to come back next year and speak; They'll even cover my expenses. I'm sure it's a "kiss and make up" offer. I love my Cardiac Kids, but I'll never lift a finger to help that organization again.

581 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:26:48am

re: #571 Taqiyyotomist

You are reading a whole lot of crap into it which is not there. That's just stupid.

582 Digital Display  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:27:12am

re: #568 Lincolntf

My final four will probably look a lot like Hoosier's. But, thanks for the reminder about OK. I always neglect at least one Western team.

I've always said if Stanford wins the national Championship I'll run naked down the street with tree branches duct taped to me..
I'm not really to worried about having to do that..
Heck..Even when we had the Collins twins Stanford faired poorly in the tournament.. It's like rooting for the Cubs

583 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:27:15am

re: #577 Afrocity

You go girl!

584 gymmom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:27:20am

re: #579 nevergiveup

I like my yogurt with fruit on the bottom. Oh yoga...never mind.

I really don't think that's allowed in any Muslim country!

585 OldLineTexan  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:27:21am

Stray thought:

Sleeps with the fishes sounds ominous.

Sleeps with the sea kittens sounds like fun.

/I see a Mafia rebranding opportunity

586 godfrey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:27:33am

re: #562 Kenneth

I object to "Let It Be" very strongly as an expression of moral passivity, what William James called a "moral holiday":

What do believers in the Absolute mean by saving that their belief affords them comfort? They mean that since in the Absolute finite evil is ‘overruled’ already, we may, therefore, whenever we wish, treat the temporal as if it were potentially the eternal, be sure that we can trust its outcome, and, without sin, dismiss our fear and drop the worry of our finite responsibility. In short, they mean that we have a right ever and anon to take a moral holiday, to let the world wag in its own way, feeling that its issues are in better hands than ours and are none of our business.

One should be reminded of Burke's dictum that "the only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing."

Of course we should all learn equanimity and accept that we cannot change everything all at once. (Unless we are Obama.) Of course we should not be dour and self-righteous and joyless. But it is disgusting to drape moral passivity with the trappings of religious faith and call it "profundity." It is emphatically not.

587 godfrey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:28:00am

re: #565 OldLineTexan

And I agree with you, too!

588 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:28:02am

re: #579 nevergiveup

I like my yogurt with fruit on the bottom. Oh yoga...never mind.

All kidding aside, I recently switched from Stonyfield Farm yogurt to Chobani Greek. It's deeelicious!

589 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:28:09am

re: #570 WriterMom

Good morning.. I'll send you an email pronto.

590 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:28:51am

re: #408 ziggyelman

Fuck BarackObama saw it on another website before the election. Cracked me up once I figured it out...you could wear that, have his picture above it, and his cultists would still give the thumbs up.

I'd rather go naked.

591 OldLineTexan  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:29:24am

re: #588 loppyd

All kidding aside, I recently switched from Stonyfield Farm yogurt to Chobani Greek. It's deeelicious!

How did that help Michelle's kids?

/

592 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:29:55am

re: #567 VioletTiger

He said he was going to redistribute the wealth. It was the one true thing he said, but nobody believed it! (except us, of course)

That is true. He is who he said he is, noone should be shocked.
There has to be a shift in the House in 2010, or God help us.

593 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:30:09am

re: #418 Chicago Blonde

OMG! You snuck out huh?

OK, I'll let Mr. Blonde know. I'm being given darvocet. I'm having bone loss corrected too.

With that same procedure? I remember it was very, very painful. And, I had to wear a mouth-guard at night for a long time to prevent any grinding of my teeth.

594 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:30:16am

re: #548 Ford_Prefect

Not Duke. Oklahoma. UConn has a real shot this year.

Uconn men and women have a real shot. The women are like 27-0, I think.

595 Ojoe  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:30:18am

re: #577 Afrocity

Check out the Whig party!

www dot ModernWhig dot org

I think both main parties are fatally compromised by their fringe elements, & as the number 2 has no center, with only 2 parties, moderate people have no place to go. (Too many commas in that sentence.)

And good governance is moderate governance.

Just my 2 cents.

596 OldLineTexan  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:30:19am

re: #590 MandyManners

I'd rather go naked.

I managed to upding you while sitting on my typing hands.

597 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:30:27am

re: #577 Afrocity

I am sure you have more company than you imagine. One of the hardest things to do is to go against 'expectations'.

598 SteveC  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:31:18am

re: #529 Lincolntf

There have been some GREAT college games in the last week or so, no? ACC and Big East particularly. I'm in hog heaven waiting for the tournament.

ACC is going to sell tickets to the public for the first time since 1966. Economy shot the ticket pricing structure to hell and gone.

599 Digital Display  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:31:18am

re: #588 loppyd

All kidding aside, I recently switched from Stonyfield Farm yogurt to Chobani Greek. It's deeelicious!

{Loppyd} I think yogurt should be it's own food group...I can't eat enough of it...Now I'm getting hungary.
/Hope today finds you well

600 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:31:27am

re: #591 OldLineTexan

How did that help Michelle's kids?

/

I'm celebrating diversity.

601 gymmom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:31:40am

re: #590 MandyManners

I'd rather go naked.

ROTFLMAO

602 vxbush  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:31:45am

Brother. What a way to start the day. One of my coworkers broke up with his girlfriend. When he went to her apartment to get his things, she stabbed him in the back and punctured a lung. He's in the hospital now. He's okay, I think, but what a crappy way to start the day.

603 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:31:50am

re: #437 Ford_Prefect

re: #403 Chicago Blonde

I will have to find that one. Looks hysterical.

Oh, it is hysterically funny.

604 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:31:55am

re: #583 Kenneth

You go girl!

People need to see who we are. I think the Black Repu Assn, has been too silent. We need to call these racist out. I am going to write O'reilly and Hannity too. Because this sort of thing will set race relations back. Essentially if you are not a liberal, then you must be a fake. Which is racist thinking that all blacks, all women, all minorities, all gays must belong to the left.

605 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:32:32am

re: #599 HoosierHoops

{Loppyd} I think yogurt should be it's own food group...I can't eat enough of it...Now I'm getting hungary.
/Hope today finds you well

{Hoosier}

I used to love it, then I hated it. Now I love it again.

I am well. Finally!

Hope you are having a fabulous Friday so far.

606 Ojoe  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:32:44am

re: #599 HoosierHoops

Try a "Buggs Bunny" : Vanilla yogurt & carrot juice mixed about 50-50.

A powerful energy drink.

607 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:32:52am

re: #602 vxbush

Brother. What a way to start the day. One of my coworkers broke up with his girlfriend. When he went to her apartment to get his things, she stabbed him in the back and punctured a lung. He's in the hospital now. He's okay, I think, but what a crappy way to start the day.

Good Lord.

608 Leonidas Hoplite  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:33:01am

re: #602 vxbush

Brother. What a way to start the day. One of my coworkers broke up with his girlfriend. When he went to her apartment to get his things, she stabbed him in the back and punctured a lung. He's in the hospital now. He's okay, I think, but what a crappy way to start the day.

That's awful. Presumably this ex-girlfriend is now in jail?

609 nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:33:11am

re: #598 SteveC

ACC is going to sell tickets to the public for the first time since 1966. Economy shot the ticket pricing structure to hell and gone.

The Yankees are advertising prime seats still available in the NY Post.

610 UFO TOFU  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:33:17am

re: #606 Ojoe

That sounds horrible.

611 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:33:34am

re: #586 godfrey

I don't hear the song as a call to moral passivity. It does tell people they can find solace in faith for things you cannot change, such as a sick & dying loved one. Sometimes the morally active thing to do is to accept the inevitable with grace. And by "grace" I don't mean good manners or passivity, but by living, acting and believing in a higher moral purpose.

612 Ojoe  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:33:49am

re: #607 loppyd

Jail time for sweetie.

613 Lincolntf  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:34:00am

re: #582 HoosierHoops

I know how you feel. I'm a BC fan, and they are always almost contenders, but they've never made a real serious run at the title, despite countless future NBA players.
I'd consider making the Sweet 16 a triumph, never mind winning the whole enchilada.

614 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:34:04am

re: #504 _RememberTonyC

I have a breakthrough to report ...

My uber Liberal wife actually listened this morning when I asked her if she had looked at any of the budget stuff? I told her that we were screwed, but that our KIDS were really screwed. That seemed to get her attention. Anyone trying to convert liberal moms should appeal to their responsibility for the kids and passing on a good standard of living to them.

Dads, too.

615 Ojoe  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:34:05am

re: #610 UFO TOFU

I like it...

616 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:34:14am

re: #609 nevergiveup

The Yankees are advertising prime seats still available in the NY Post.

I'm guessing A-Fraud's cousin will not be allowed to purchase them.

617 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:34:21am

re: #557 Taqiyyotomist

Taken into consideration. I'll refrain from posting such thoughts online. You're right, and maybe he would have seen the light in later days.

Thank you. You are a gentleman.

618 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:34:30am

Market falling again today.
Yes, Mr. Obama, it WAS something you said.

619 OldLineTexan  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:34:49am

re: #617 Ford_Prefect

Thank you. You are a gentleman.

Please don't tell his mother!

/Old Three Stooges line

620 vxbush  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:34:57am

re: #607 loppyd

Good Lord.

re: #608 Leonidas Hoplite

That's awful. Presumably this ex-girlfriend is now in jail?

I should hope so, but right now I'm more worried about him. I'm planning on going over to see him at lunchtime.

621 nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:35:07am

re: #616 loppyd

I'm guessing A-Fraud's cousin will not be allowed to purchase them.

Aye, just remember A-Rods personal trainer also trained Ortiz.

622 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:35:16am

re: #612 Ojoe

Jail time for sweetie.

I've never understood why anyone would do something like that. So you don't want to be with me? Fine. Your loss.

623 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:35:40am

re: #594 Wishing

Uconn men and women have a real shot. The women are like 27-0, I think.

The women are a machine. They rolled over Georgia, who was ranked third at the time IIRC.

624 vxbush  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:36:03am

Oh, and this guy did a tour in Iraq in the Marines, and survived that. Then he comes home, his wife divorces him, tries to prevent him from having visitation rights to his son (rebuffed in the courts and at DCFS, thank goodness), and then this. He is not feeling so great being back in the regular world.

625 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:36:04am

re: #618 VioletTiger

Market falling again today.
Yes, Mr. Obama, it WAS something you said.

Going below 7000 today, do you think? (not far to fall!)

626 godfrey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:36:08am

re: #577 Afrocity

After Katrina's destruction of the 9th Ward, a prominent Democrat in Louisiana surveyed the damage and said, "no wonder it happened: look at where we had them living." The Democratic Party is, and has always been, the party of the plantation.

Democrats are now enlarging the plantation to include the entire USA.

We remember that it was the Klansmen's party of choice. MLK was a Republican. We are individuals with the same inherent dignity, and we all should live in a country where our effort, education, and risk are rewarded. That is how we grow as individuals, and how we grow together as a vivid, diverse, creative culture.

National Black Republicans

627 gymmom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:36:09am

re: #604 Afrocity

People need to see who we are. I think the Black Repu Assn, has been too silent. We need to call these racist out. I am going to write O'reilly and Hannity too. Because this sort of thing will set race relations back. Essentially if you are not a liberal, then you must be a fake. Which is racist thinking that all blacks, all women, all minorities, all gays must belong to the left.

It is so obvious that the left lumps African-Americans into one group. You couldn't possibly be individuals, with your own thoughts and ideas and uniqueness. You belong to a group.
////

They are not stupid, why don't they see this obvious stereotyping for the racism that it is!

628 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:36:10am

re: #602 vxbush

Holy shitzky. He's lucky to be alive.

629 OldLineTexan  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:36:11am

re: #622 loppyd

I've never understood why anyone would do something like that. So you don't want to be with me? Fine. Your loss.

I had it explained to me this way, once.

There's a fine line between love and hate; but the opposite of love is not hate; it's indifference.

630 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:36:34am

re: #621 nevergiveup

Aye, just remember A-Rods personal trainer also trained Ortiz.

Ortiz has been pretty vocal in his opposition to steroids - I don't think he's dumb enough to rant in public if his name is on that list. Still, the association is not helpful.

631 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:36:49am

re: #622 loppyd

Nutso butso 'if I can't have you nobody will' stuff. Crazy crazy crazy.

632 godfrey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:36:50am

re: #611 Kenneth

After "Imagine," I remain suspicious.

633 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:36:53am

re: #623 Ford_Prefect

The women are a machine. They rolled over Georgia, who was ranked third at the time IIRC.

The women will for sure win the whole thing this year. They are unbeatable. Auriema knows how to field a team.

634 OldLineTexan  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:37:08am

re: #624 vxbush

Oh, and this guy did a tour in Iraq in the Marines, and survived that. Then he comes home, his wife divorces him, tries to prevent him from having visitation rights to his son (rebuffed in the courts and at DCFS, thank goodness), and then this. He is not feeling so great being back in the regular world.

Yes, I believe I too would re-up just for the peace and quiet (and relative safety) of the mountains of Afghanistan.

635 SteveC  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:37:09am

re: #604 Afrocity

We need to call these racist out. I am going to write O'reilly and Hannity too. Because this sort of thing will set race relations back. Essentially if you are not a liberal, then you must be a fake.

Race relations have already been set back, you can't damage it. The South Carolina Black Legislators walked out of the state senate yesterday as a bill was passed. The bill requires that you have an ID to vote... and if you are "impoverished", South Carolina will even waive the fees you pay to get the ID.

/Dey gonna keep us brothers down by not letting us cheat anymore! Waaaaaaaah!

636 Ojoe  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:37:19am

re: #622 loppyd

Those kind of acts just beg for the traditional explanations of sin, evil, temptation, satan, etc.

All true if you ask me.

637 theheat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:37:53am

re: #612 Ojoe

I sure hope so. Jeez, that is taking a breakup to the extreme on her part. I hope he comes out okay.

/She was afraid for her life
/He looked at her wrong
/He called her a naughty name
/He needs anger management
/She wants a restraining order

What a nasty bitch.

638 vxbush  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:38:16am

re: #631 WriterMom

Nutso butso 'if I can't have you nobody will' stuff. Crazy crazy crazy.

I've met her, and while she was a bit of a tough chick, she didn't seem like a nut to me. But I can see her going crazy given the right motive. Apparently she thought this was the right motive. Her stupidity.

639 nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:38:22am

re: #630 loppyd

Ortiz has been pretty vocal in his opposition to steroids - I don't think he's dumb enough to rant in public if his name is on that list. Still, the association is not helpful.

I hope not I always liked Ortiz, but Polmero was that stupid.

640 Leonidas Hoplite  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:38:39am

re: #624 vxbush

Oh, and this guy did a tour in Iraq in the Marines, and survived that. Then he comes home, his wife divorces him, tries to prevent him from having visitation rights to his son (rebuffed in the courts and at DCFS, thank goodness), and then this. He is not feeling so great being back in the regular world.

Aaaargh. Just awful. My thoughts are with him for a speedy recovery and success back in the regular world. I hope he fights tooth-and-nail for his rights regarding his son.

641 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:38:46am

re: #620 vxbush

I should hope so, but right now I'm more worried about him. I'm planning on going over to see him at lunchtime.

Of course. For his safety he should take out a restraining order and hopefully the judge will order that she be held and order some sort of mental eval of her.

642 abolitionist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:38:47am

re: #305 ziggyelman

... I'm going to be on painkillers and couch-surfing for 48-72 hours after that and I was hoping you could give me some good movies to watch while I'm recovering. ...

Some of my fav's:
The Sandlot - about young boys who like baseball, growing up
A League of Their Own - young women who like baseball, growing up
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Once Upon a Time in the West
Patton
Doctor Zhivago
Lonesome Dove
The Right Stuff - The original US Mercury 7 astronauts

Sword of Gideon
- Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes. Based on the book Vengeance (Munich is a recent remake)
The Crossing - A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton. (TV - 2000)
Ascent of Man - An account of man's development through his scientific and technological achievements; labor-of-love documentary by Jacob Bronowski; opening scene is Mesopotamia (Iraq), where (he says) agriculture, civilization and wars (as organized theft) began
Alien - one of the scariest movies I've seen
Idiocracy - very funny; also very scary
GATTACA

643 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:38:54am

NOM NOM NOM...

TOFURKEY!

(drool)

644 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:39:09am

re: #639 nevergiveup

I hope not I always liked Ortiz, but Polmero was that stupid.

It would crush me.

645 Digital Display  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:39:39am

re: #606 Ojoe

Try a "Buggs Bunny" : Vanilla yogurt & carrot juice mixed about 50-50.

A powerful energy drink.

That combo just sounds wrong...LOL
Fruit and yogurt together..The way God intended it to be..

646 _RememberTonyC  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:39:48am

re: #614 MandyManners

Dads, too.

word

647 nyc redneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:39:50am

re: #577 Afrocity

Okay that's it. I am writing to Michael Steele. The GOP members of color need to be more vocal. I want to make a television ad. This is PISSSING ME OFF. So I am an uncle tom too I guess. I am gonna do something about this.

there are a lot of people who don't know that for 200 yrs. it was the dems. who terrorized black people w/ lynchings and segregation. the KKK was a terrorist arm of the dem party.
the msm needs to ask the dems to apologize for their racist past.
which is still going on. treating african americans, now like children is a stealth way to keep control.
look how pathetic that old gal was begging O for a kitchen,
that was infuriating and heartbreaking.
it's not supposed to be this way in america.

648 DistantThunder  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:40:10am

re: #277 3 wood

We will see tax revenues plummet.

People making over $250,000 a year are not dumb and they will make adjustments to their income taxability to keep from losing their wealth.

Standby and watch as the definition of "rich" gets defined down. My guess is pretty soon anybody making more than about $50,000 a year will be in the crosshairs.

As somebody calculated yesterday, to balance this budget you have to confiscate every dime made by people above $75,000 a year.

This is going to cause even more selling pressure in the market as the prospect of higher taxes will raise the required return investors will demand on their investments.

If that return in not there, they will not hold the investment, but will dump out and put their money in something less risky

A report said that regardless of the tax rate, the average revenue that people pay after they figure out loopholes etc, is 18%. People make the adjustments necessary to pay only the minimal amount of tax.

649 FrogMarch  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:40:24am

re: #577 Afrocity

Other than raising taxes, pimping unions, and endlessly insisting government run health care is the answer - the left are devoid of logic and critical thinking. They must rely on their base knee-jerk instincts that blindly vilify anyone who isn't the mirror image of their group-think.

The cannot articulate why they hate Steele or Jindal in anything but racist terms.

650 Bumr50  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:40:37am

re: #635 SteveC

Imagine the power that could be harnessed for good if the anger in the young black community could be redirected to the truth.

651 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:40:53am

re: #626 godfrey

I think a documentary or TV program is in order. I am writing to Michael Steele. I would participate in an ad that says

I am ___ and I am a black republican.
I am ____ and I am Asian American and a Republican
I am _______ I am gay and a Reublican
...Surprised?
etc, etc,

652 Ojoe  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:40:56am

re: #642 abolitionist

If you want to laugh, try Monty Python's "The Holy Grail".

653 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:41:07am

re: #602 vxbush

Brother. What a way to start the day. One of my coworkers broke up with his girlfriend. When he went to her apartment to get his things, she stabbed him in the back and punctured a lung. He's in the hospital now. He's okay, I think, but what a crappy way to start the day.

I hope she wears an orange jumpsuit for a very, very long time.

654 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:41:08am

re: #636 Ojoe

re: #631 WriterMom

re: #629 OldLineTexan

You would not believe how much of this stuff I see. We had a client smash her car into her ex-bf's car when she saw him with his new gf.

655 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:41:13am

re: #625 Wishing

Going below 7000 today, do you think? (not far to fall!)


It's a real possibility.
I had hoped that things would pick up. Seriously wish I had gotten out of things last fall.

656 DistantThunder  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:41:21am

re: #608 Leonidas Hoplite

That's awful. Presumably this ex-girlfriend is now in jail?

I hope this means that he gets custody of his son.

657 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:42:14am

re: #632 godfrey

After "Imagine," I remain suspicious.

Let it Be came first.

McCartney wrote Let it Be in 1968.

Imagine was written by Lennon, in 1971.

Two very different songs by two very different artists.

658 SteveC  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:42:22am

AHHHHH! Call 1822!

I turned the TV on, and ROSIE is on Fox News! My Eyes! My Braaaaain! Call 1822!

/Call 1822, or call 911 twice!

659 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:42:35am

re: #647 nyc redneck

I have a friend who really put it amazingly well. She said because people have no real spirituality, no real faith, they think money is G-d. So, that's why liberals think that throwing money at something is going to make it better. Here-we give you this offering of $$$ it will make it all better, because it's G-dly, it is G-d. But it's not. And it screws everything up everytime. There is NOTHING money can buy that can replace spirituality, the need for people to behave responsibly and morally as individuals and make their individual contributions to society.

660 Ojoe  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:42:53am

re: #648 DistantThunder

Heck, with the economy right now, I am generating no tax revenue at all in my architecture office, because I have no work (1 man office).

661 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:42:53am

re: #633 Wishing

The women will for sure win the whole thing this year. They are unbeatable. Auriema knows how to field a team.

And on top of being great players, 9 of them are on the dean's list and their best player, Maya Moore, was named as a national first team academic all American.

662 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:43:09am

re: #623 Ford_Prefect

The women are a machine. They rolled over Georgia, who was ranked third at the time IIRC.

What about UTK?

663 vxbush  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:43:11am

re: #656 DistantThunder

I hope this means that he gets custody of his son.

The ex-girlfriend isn't the mother of his son; that's another woman. And he still has rights for visitation, despite her attempts. But I have no idea if the police have arrested the ex-girlfriend or not. It may be time to peruse the police blotter today....

664 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:43:36am

re: #651 Afrocity

Brilliant!

665 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:43:41am

re: #659 WriterMom

3.5 trillion updings!

666 Digital Display  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:43:59am

re: #623 Ford_Prefect

The women are a machine. They rolled over Georgia, who was ranked third at the time IIRC.

Have Tenn and UConn played against each other yet? I think it's great that Pat is the winningest coach of all time..

667 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:44:02am

re: #659 WriterMom

Amen sistah.

668 OldLineTexan  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:44:09am

re: #654 loppyd

re: #631 WriterMom

re: #629 OldLineTexan

You would not believe how much of this stuff I see. We had a client smash her car into her ex-bf's car when she saw him with his new gf.

I worked in Clear Lake when a woman, upon seeing her husband exit a hotel with a girlfriend, ran him over. Several times!

669 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:44:25am

re: #624 vxbush

Oh, and this guy did a tour in Iraq in the Marines, and survived that. Then he comes home, his wife divorces him, tries to prevent him from having visitation rights to his son (rebuffed in the courts and at DCFS, thank goodness), and then this. He is not feeling so great being back in the regular world.

Oh, wow. At least over there he knew the shit could hit the fan at any time but, who'd expect a knife in the back at home?

670 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:44:30am

re: #662 MandyManners

What about UTK?

UTK?

671 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:44:40am

re: #661 Ford_Prefect

And on top of being great players, 9 of them are on the dean's list and their best player, Maya Moore, was named as a national first team academic all American.

I take it you are a fan as well? My hubby was a Prof. at UCONN, and though we live in the Pat Summit state, we remain Huskies at heart!

672 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:44:46am
673 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:44:50am

re: #668 OldLineTexan

I worked in Clear Lake when a woman, upon seeing her husband exit a hotel with a girlfriend, ran him over. Several times!

Was that the dentist? I remember something about that in Texas?

674 reine.de.tout  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:44:52am

re: #602 vxbush

Brother. What a way to start the day. One of my coworkers broke up with his girlfriend. When he went to her apartment to get his things, she stabbed him in the back and punctured a lung. He's in the hospital now. He's okay, I think, but what a crappy way to start the day.

Good grief!
Crappy is an understatement!

675 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:45:17am

re: #672 WriterMom

Oh, I would believe it.

The BF has the hots for her. LOL

676 Bumr50  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:45:28am

re: #651 Afrocity

I'm still up in the air on Steele.

While well-intentioned, his comments that the party needs to become "hip-hop" (can't remember exact quote) came off as phony to me.

I've been working a lot. Does anyone know if he speaks at CPAC and when?

677 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:45:34am

re: #666 HoosierHoops

Have Tenn and UConn played against each other yet? I think it's great that Pat is the winningest coach of all time..

Pat is a terrific coach, but she put an end to the TN/Uconn games a few years back. Sad too, because they were ALWAYS exciting games, never a blow-out.

678 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:45:53am

WriterMom... got you message, and thanks a million.

679 Ojoe  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:45:59am

re: #659 WriterMom

Absolutely true. It is not possible to serve two masters. When mammon is the god actually worshipped, automatic sanctions come into play after a while. In the bigger picture, thank the real G-d for designing those sanctions into the operation of things. Now we have a chance to rethink our priorities as a nation. It could be so easy if we held the right goals.

680 abolitionist  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:46:02am

re: #652 Ojoe

Yup.

681 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:46:10am

re: #559 VioletTiger

How is Australia fairing in these tough times?



Hi, we're on the road to *equality, fairness, hope and change* along with you

It's extremely depressing to watch our country being destroyed by a bunch of spin merchants

682 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:46:44am

re: #666 HoosierHoops

Have Tenn and UConn played against each other yet? I think it's great that Pat is the winningest coach of all time..

They haven't, but this is an 'off' year for Tenn. Which means they are only in the top 20 and not the top 2.

683 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:46:45am

re: #635 SteveC

Race relations have already been set back, you can't damage it. The South Carolina Black Legislators walked out of the state senate yesterday as a bill was passed. The bill requires that you have an ID to vote... and if you are "impoverished", South Carolina will even waive the fees you pay to get the ID.

/Dey gonna keep us brothers down by not letting us cheat anymore! Waaaaaaaah!

ACORN wasn't there to raise hell before the vote?

684 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:47:08am

re: #676 Bumr50

I'm still up in the air on Steele.

While well-intentioned, his comments that the party needs to become "hip-hop" (can't remember exact quote) came off as phony to me.

I've been working a lot. Does anyone know if he speaks at CPAC and when?

Steele was on the radio this AM, filling in for Bennett. He had some great stuff to say, but I only caught some of the program.

685 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:47:11am

re: #671 Wishing

I take it you are a fan as well? My hubby was a Prof. at UCONN, and though we live in the Pat Summit state, we remain Huskies at heart!

Good for you!

686 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:47:20am

re: #675 loppyd

Well, she is hot-definitely. And her voice is something else. You can share the WriterMom rule: looky no touchy.

687 Bumr50  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:47:53am

Market plummeting. Maybe that G. Gordon Liddy is onto something...

688 albusteve  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:47:59am

re: #657 Kenneth

Let it Be came first.

McCartney wrote Let it Be in 1968.

Imagine was written by Lennon, in 1971.

Two very different songs by two very different artists.

this whole argument is so bizzare....they were musicians writing all kinds of stuff...Lennons political agenda is way overblown....'Imagine' is just whimsical petry

689 Throbert McGee  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:48:04am

I object to The Beetles' "Letter B" very strongly as Jim Henson's thinly veiled apologia for the Khmer Rouge:

♪♫
"When I find I can't remember
What comes after 'A'
And be-fore 'C',
My mother always whispers: Letter B!
Letter B, letter B, letter B, letter B!
The buh-buh-buh of B-words, letter B!"
♪♫

690 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:48:11am

re: #650 Bumr50

Imagine the power that could be harnessed for good if the anger in the young black community could be redirected to the truth.

It would be a bad time for the DNC.

691 aggieann  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:48:26am

"People making over $250,000 a year are not dumb and they will make adjustments to their income taxability to keep from losing their wealth."

THIS x 100! I can't believe that this is not obvious to every single policymaker.

I enjoyed watching the Jeeves and Wooster series, starring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, when I was recovering from surgery. They capture the charm and silliness of the P.G. Wodehouse books perfectly.

692 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:48:31am

re: #678 Kenneth

Kenneth, you can call that person to set it up, because she has the contacts and she says is really, really good.

693 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:48:52am

Bend Over.....Here It Comes.

Jake Tapper is the bee in the Dough Boy's bonnet. I can't wait to read or see his WH briefing today.

I'm not going to put in the quotation mode so it's easier to read. Not easier to swallow, though.

**********************************************************

Obama's Budget: Almost $1 Trillion in New Taxes Over Next 10 yrs, Starting 2011

1) On people making more than $250,000.

$338 billion - Bush tax cuts expire
$179 billlion - eliminate itemized deduction
$118 billion - capital gains tax hike

Total: $636 billion/10 years

2) Businesses:

$17 billion - Reinstate Superfund taxes
$24 billion - tax carried-interest as income
$5 billion - codify "economic substance doctrine"
$61 billion - repeal LIFO
$210 billion - international enforcement, reform deferral, other tax reform
$4 billion - information reporting for rental payments
$5.3 billion - excise tax on Gulf of Mexico oil and gas
$3.4 billion - repeal expensing of tangible drilling costs
$62 million - repeal deduction for tertiary injectants
$49 million - repeal passive loss exception for working interests in oil and natural gas properties
$13 billion - repeal manufacturing tax deduction for oil and natural gas companies
$1 billion - increase to 7 years geological and geophysical amortization period for independent producers
$882 million - eliminate advanced earned income tax credit

Total: $353 billion/10 years

694 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:49:11am

(a whizz-by post ... gotta get off to a client's)

Article in today's J-post: "The English town of Worcester is seeking to twin itself with Gaza City in a gesture of solidarity with the Palestinian people, an official there said Thursday."

In other news, the spelling of the town's name is being changed to Worster.

Bye, all.

695 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:49:14am

re: #681 aussiemagpie


Oh no. I thought perhaps things were saner out there.

696 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:49:15am

re: #689 Throbert McGee

Have you seen the Nora Jones one about Letter Y? It's adorable.

697 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:49:21am

re: #676 Bumr50

phony in what way? I am just curious. Hip-hop as a concept is not owned by any particular race or class. Otherwise Eminem or Kid Rock have no business on stage. A person be able to jest w/o being called an uncle Tom or fake black person. Not insinuating that you implied this but I am just saying.

698 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:49:46am

re: #670 Ford_Prefect

UTK?

University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The women usually have a strong team but, I've not kept up with it this year.

699 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:50:05am

re: #686 WriterMom

Well, she is hot-definitely. And her voice is something else. You can share the WriterMom rule: looky no touchy.

The loppyd rule: you can peruse the menu but you may not order.

She has amazing legs....

700 nyc redneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:50:20am

re: #659 WriterMom

I have a friend who really put it amazingly well. She said because people have no real spirituality, no real faith, they think money is G-d. So, that's why liberals think that throwing money at something is going to make it better. Here-we give you this offering of $$$ it will make it all better, because it's G-dly, it is G-d. But it's not. And it screws everything up everytime. There is NOTHING money can buy that can replace spirituality, the need for people to behave responsibly and morally as individuals and make their individual contributions to society.

exactly,
and this leaves the recipients empty, unhappy and living from a victim status.
dems are basically stopping people from living fulfilling lives.
and O is seizing the opportunity to do more harm.

701 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:50:49am

re: #681 aussiemagpie

Hi, we're on the road to *equality, fairness, hope and change* along with you

It's extremely depressing to watch our country being destroyed by a bunch of spin merchants

join the club!

{aussie}

702 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:50:56am

Good Morning and Happy Friday, {all y'all}.
Gotta keep our spirits up despite the gloom and doom that is the Obama administration.

703 FrogMarch  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:51:02am

the democrats are shredding the constitution.
[Link: pajamasmedia.com...]

704 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:51:03am

re: #682 Ford_Prefect

They haven't, but this is an 'off' year for Tenn. Which means they are only in the top 20 and not the top 2.

Well, shit.

705 albusteve  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:51:58am

re: #703 FrogMarch

the democrats are shredding the constitution.
[Link: pajamasmedia.com...]

I won
I One
etc

706 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:52:12am

I have a silly question. Is there a diversity or minority coalition for the RNC? Rather than just ethnic ones like "black republicans", "women republicans"? If so I would like to contact them.

707 Ojoe  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:53:01am

Here is a cool car.

Back Later

708 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:53:06am

re: #702 redstateredneck

Good Morning and Happy Friday, {all y'all}.
Gotta keep our spirits up despite the gloom and doom that is the Obama administration.

Happy Friday {redstate}

I'll never let them steal my laughter!

709 gymmom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:53:17am

re: #700 nyc redneck

exactly,
and this leaves the recipients empty, unhappy and living from a victim status.
dems are basically stopping people from living fulfilling lives.
and O is seizing the opportunity to do more harm.

There are many VERY religious AAs, so it leaves one to wonder how this happens. Their churches are too much like Rev. Wright's? The media doesn't enlighten anyone with the truth? I guess it doesn't leave one to wonder after all.

710 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:53:36am

Hey Lizards, it's been a rough few days for me. We had to take my Mom back to the hospital on Wednesday. She hadn't been eating or drinking enough & needed to be medically stabilized. She's due to be released today, but we don't know what the next step will be. Unfortunately, the mental health section of the hospital that she's at doesn't accept her insurance, but she can't go home if she continues on the path that she has been headed. I'm expecting a call from the hospital soon so we can discuss our options. Please say a prayer for her & me & my brother.

711 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:54:28am

re: #706 Afrocity

I have a silly question. Is there a diversity or minority coalition for the RNC? Rather than just ethnic ones like "black republicans", "women republicans"? If so I would like to contact them.

I have no idea but, you can start looking here.

712 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:54:45am

re: #708 loppyd

Happy Friday {redstate}

I'll never let them steal my laughter!

That's the spirit, girl!

713 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:54:49am

re: #710 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

You got it...may the Most High grant you much wisdom and many options.

714 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:55:39am

re: #695 VioletTiger

Oh no. I thought perhaps things were saner out there.

Sadly no - we're being stimulated too :-)

715 Bumr50  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:55:46am

re: #697 Afrocity

I meant that the statement seemed a bit forced. More in a Grandpa kind of way. Do you know what I'm saying? It wasn't the "hip-hop" itself.

Kind of like an older person trying to comprehend a text message after years of having a wall phone.

My point was that honesty is paramount.

716 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:55:56am

re: #710 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Praying for {y'all}. Went throught the same thing with my mother a few years ago. It's really hard; I know.

717 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:56:12am

This chick and Joe Biden might be soul mates....

CNN'S Kyra Phillips to Stevie Wonder: 'Come Back and See Us Again, OK?'

718 gymmom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:56:32am

re: #710 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Will do. When I worked, it was with the elderly in healthcare. Our elderly are to be cherished no matter what their state in life. Good luck, I know you will need it.

719 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:56:47am

re: #710 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

You will get through this, I am certain of it. And you're a good man for being there for your mom.

720 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:56:57am

re: #710 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

{BDVM}

So sorry.

Prayers abound.

721 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:57:07am

re: #701 loppyd

join the club!

{aussie}

Hi {lopps}

We can be overtaxed together now while we get all equalised :-)

722 Gretchen  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:58:07am

re: #691 aggieann

"People making over $250,000 a year are not dumb and they will make adjustments to their income taxability to keep from losing their wealth."

Or if they are Democrats like Gietner, Rangel and Daschle they just won't pay...

723 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:58:17am

re: #710 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Hey Lizards, it's been a rough few days for me. We had to take my Mom back to the hospital on Wednesday. She hadn't been eating or drinking enough & needed to be medically stabilized. She's due to be released today, but we don't know what the next step will be. Unfortunately, the mental health section of the hospital that she's at doesn't accept her insurance, but she can't go home if she continues on the path that she has been headed. I'm expecting a call from the hospital soon so we can discuss our options. Please say a prayer for her & me & my brother.

Will do.

I don't understand why the mental health section doesn't accept the insurance that the rest of the hospital accepts. To me, that's the same as the maternity department not accepting the same insurance as the rest of the hospital.

724 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:58:18am

re: #711 MandyManners

Thanks Mandy. Brace yourself ! The GOP page had Steele and Jindal on it. Wow the liberals must be calling the NAACP now.

Also the RNC is hiring for Michael Steele. Check it out.

725 Bumr50  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:58:46am

re: #706 Afrocity

re: #710 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Sorry to hear that. I will say a prayer.

726 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:58:50am

re: #721 aussiemagpie

Hi {lopps}

We can be overtaxed together now while we get all equalised :-)

We'll be ok. It's just going to suck really really badly before it does.

727 Leonidas Hoplite  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:58:50am

Yet another good read courtesy of Victor Davis Hanson...

But such foolish criticism was exactly the sort leveled against the Bush security protocols by candidate Obama. And so almost at the minute he assumed governance, the now President Obama discovered that his Bush the Constitution-shredder had been a clumsy caricature of Bush the sober commander-in-chief. For Obama on the stump, the choices were endless; in the Oval Office suddenly only bad and worse. So the new president, the favorite of the ACLU, is now in the ironic position of maintaining the hated Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reforms, keeping the repugnant Patriot Act, retaining “extraordinary renditions,” and continuing — task forces and promises aside — operation of the Gulag at Guantanamo.

There were many legitimate critiques of the Iraq war. But insisting, as Barack Obama did, that we invaded recklessly and in haste was not one of them. From the fall of the Taliban in December 2001 to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the Bush administration deliberately and in public fashion sought debate in the Congress for over a year, received bipartisan authorization, and tried for months to win sanction from the United Nations.

In contrast, Barack Obama immediately upon entering office demanded the largest government expansion in the history of the nation. The staggering debt program will require nearly a trillion dollars in borrowing to fund all sorts of entitlements and redistributive efforts, and in revolutionary fashion redefine the role of government itself. Obama pronounced the current economic crisis the moral equivalent of war, and he wanted a national mobilization to meet it — pronto.

But unlike the Bush administration, which took 15 months to prepare the country for a real war in Iraq, the Obama administration gave the public only a few hours to read the final draft of the legislation before it was made into law. Where the polarizing partisan George Bush managed to obtain the vote of majorities in both parties to remove Saddam Hussein, the healing bipartisan Barack Obama lacked the support of even a single Republican in the House and won over a mere three Republicans in the Senate.

Read the whole thing when you have a chance

728 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:59:09am

re: #721 aussiemagpie

Hey, {aussie}! How are you, m'dear?

729 UFO TOFU  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:59:11am

re: #702 redstateredneck

Good Morning and Happy Friday, {all y'all}.
Gotta keep our spirits up despite the gloom and doom that is the Obama administration.

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.

Okay, maybe that wasn't as quite as uplifting as I thought it would be.

730 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:59:11am

re: #710 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Sorry to hear this. My advice would be to simultaneously call a senior's advocacy centre, or mental health advocy centre-they may have programs and housing options that the hospital is unaware of. Please let us know how things go.

731 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:59:21am

re: #697 Afrocity

phony in what way? I am just curious. Hip-hop as a concept is not owned by any particular race or class. Otherwise Eminem or Kid Rock have no business on stage. A person be able to jest w/o being called an uncle Tom or fake black person. Not insinuating that you implied this but I am just saying.

I don't know about you, but when I hear the words "hip-hop", Bob Dole is the first person who springs to mind.

/

732 Afrocity  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:59:50am

re: #725 Bumr50

re: #710 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Sorry to hear that. I will say a prayer.

Hey Bumr, I didn't stab the guy /

733 SteveC  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 6:59:53am

re: #717 loppyd

This chick and Joe Biden might be soul mates....

CNN'S Kyra Phillips to Stevie Wonder: 'Come Back and See Us Again, OK?'

Ok, CNN.... after that, no more laughing or yappin' when a Southerner says "Ya'll come back now, ya hear?"

734 Bumr50  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:00:18am

re: #732 Afrocity

OOPS!..

735 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:00:38am

re: #729 UFO TOFU

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.

Okay, maybe that wasn't as quite as uplifting as I thought it would be.

Kind of a downer, actually {TOFU}!

736 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:00:41am

And now for a little perspective.

737 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:00:55am

re: #702 redstateredneck

Good Morning and Happy Friday, {all y'all}.
Gotta keep our spirits up despite the gloom and doom that is the Obama administration.

Hi {redstateredneck}

And we've joined the Constant Crisis Club too!

One good thing, the cricket is on - Aussies v South Africa and it's turning into a good match - second day of the First Test

738 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:01:01am

WTH?

Canadian jets met Russian plane before Obama visit


TORONTO — Canada’s defense minister says fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian bomber in the Arctic on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Ottawa last week.

Peter MacKay said Friday that the bomber never made it into Canadian airspace. But he says Canadian CF-18 jets met the bomber in international airspace and sent a "strong signal that they should back off."

He called the timing of the Feb. 18 incident a "strong coincidence."

Obama arrived in Canada the next day.

739 Bumr50  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:01:45am

re: #738 loppyd

Never give them an opening...

740 SteveC  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:02:05am

Gotta go! Hope everyone has a great day!

741 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:02:31am

re: #739 Bumr50

Never give them an opening...

I would say it's a gaping hole.

742 Bumr50  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:03:07am

I'm off to fry the fish. Have a good day everyone!

743 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:03:07am

re: #710 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

That's so sad and I hope you can work out what's best for your Mum
Thinking of you....

744 Spare O'Lake  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:03:26am

Canadian media giant Canwest Global, owner of the only readable Canadian newspaper - the National Post, is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
Apparently advertising revenues have been down a bit lately.

So why can't the effing NYT (or at least The Toronto Star) go under already? There is obviously no fairness in the MSM marketplace.

745 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:03:27am

re: #738 loppyd

WTH?

Canadian jets met Russian plane before Obama visit

Isn't it great that the whole world loves us now that we have The One?

746 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:04:17am

re: #723 MandyManners

Will do.

I don't understand why the mental health section doesn't accept the insurance that the rest of the hospital accepts. To me, that's the same as the maternity department not accepting the same insurance as the rest of the hospital.

I don't know. I do know that with all I've been going through the past few months, the idea of a single insurance carrier for all that a poor old woman won't have to pay for (yes, socialism) is becoming more appealing for me. if I have to rob the children that I may never have to get care for the Mom that I do have, I'm willing to do it.

747 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:04:21am

re: #731 Occasional Reader

I don't know about you, but when I hear the words "hip-hop", Bob Dole is the first person who springs to mind.

/

For me, it's Karl Rove.

748 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:04:32am

You have to love Howie Carr....

2 Americas - but countless injustices


There are two Americas, only they’re not the two that the lecherous John Edwards described in his doomed campaign for president.

The two Americas are the Dreaded Private Sector (DPS), where life grows gloomier by the hour, and the Public Sector, where happy days are here again, especially in Massachusetts. I know, not everyone on a public payroll is living large, but let’s face it, life right now is a lot cushier.

749 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:05:03am

re: #745 Occasional Reader

Isn't it great that the whole world loves us now that we have The One?

"I'd rather be feared than loved" A Bronx Tale

750 Kosh's Shadow  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:05:10am

re: #708 loppyd

Happy Friday {redstate}

I'll never let them steal my laughter!

Always look on the bright side of life.

751 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:05:25am

re: #745 Occasional Reader

Isn't it great that the whole world loves us now that we have The One?

They love us so much this was a love tap.

752 FrogMarch  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:05:42am

re: #705 albusteve

I won
I One
etc

"I won" - so let the REAL constitutional abuse commence.

*ugh*

753 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:06:03am

re: #750 Kosh's Shadow

Always look on the bright side of life.

I always do.

If the time ever comes that I don't then be afraid.

:~)

754 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:06:11am

re: #746 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

I don't know. I do know that with all I've been going through the past few months, the idea of a single insurance carrier for all that a poor old woman won't have to pay for (yes, socialism) is becoming more appealing for me. if I have to rob the children that I may never have to get care for the Mom that I do have, I'm willing to do it.

Doesn't Medicare do that?

755 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:06:43am

re: #726 loppyd

We'll be ok. It's just going to suck really really badly before it does.

One certainty - there will be lots of 90 year old working people around (no money to retire))

I'm looking forward to having my walker to lean on when the going gets tough at work :-)

756 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:06:43am

re: #749 Nevergiveup

"I'd rather be feared than loved" A Bronx Tale

I think that was a song lyric too. Punk band.

Now it's going to drive me crazy!

757 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:06:59am

re: #736 Occasional Reader

And now for a little perspective.

That was great. Loved it.

758 Kosh's Shadow  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:07:26am

re: #738 loppyd

WTH?

Canadian jets met Russian plane before Obama visit

They just wanted to give our commie president an honor guard.
/do I need to?

759 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:07:29am

re: #755 aussiemagpie

One certainty - there will be lots of 90 year old working people around (no money to retire))

I'm looking forward to having my walker to lean on when the going gets tough at work :-)

You will be given a government issued scooter.

760 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:08:11am

re: #737 aussiemagpie

Hi {redstateredneck}

And we've joined the Constant Crisis Club too!

One good thing, the cricket is on - Aussies v South Africa and it's turning into a good match - second day of the First Test

You've got cricket and we've got basketball. I hate fricken basketball.

761 Gretchen  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:08:22am

Does anyone else think Obama and Co. are trying to ruin the economy? So far they are doing a great job. It was weak before but now it's really tanking big time. The Obama supporters are convinced it is still 100% Bush's fault, not somewhat Bush's fault, but totally his fault and I actually had someone tell me yesterday that the problem is that Obama hasn't spent enough yet. This person is educated, has a financial background, and is middle of the road politically, but voted for Obama.

I think the DC rep thing is a move to eventually get Senators for DC and the other temporary Utah representative will surely be reapportioned to a Democrat stronghold with Obama's Non-Census.

This is all happening so amazingly fast, God help us all.

762 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:08:23am

re: #746 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

I don't know. I do know that with all I've been going through the past few months, the idea of a single insurance carrier for all that a poor old woman won't have to pay for (yes, socialism) is becoming more appealing for me. if I have to rob the children that I may never have to get care for the Mom that I do have, I'm willing to do it.

Dark Side speaking to you, that is.

/attempted Yodaspeak

763 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:08:51am

re: #757 redstateredneck

That was great. Loved it.

But I reserve my right to bitch about American Airlines!

764 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:09:50am
765 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:10:13am

re: #728 redstateredneck

Hey, {aussie}! How are you, m'dear?

Excellent, especially as it's now Saturday :-)

And we're going to the ex's wedding tonight - should be rather interesting

I did offer to be bridesmaid but they knocked me back....

766 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:10:43am

re: #765 aussiemagpie

Excellent, especially as it's now Saturday :-)

And we're going to the ex's wedding tonight - should be rather interesting

I did offer to be bridesmaid but they knocked me back....

I want a full report tomorrow!

767 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:11:05am

BBITSOALT

:)

768 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:11:18am

re: #763 Occasional Reader

But I reserve my right to bitch about American Airlines!

Just don't force them out of business, I have close 900,000 miles with them.

769 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:11:34am

re: #761 Gretchen

Does anyone else think Obama and Co. are trying to ruin the economy?


yes.

770 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:12:30am

re: #765 aussiemagpie

Excellent, especially as it's now Saturday :-)

And we're going to the ex's wedding tonight - should be rather interesting

I did offer to be bridesmaid but they knocked me back....

What? I can't believe they turned you down!
:D

771 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:12:42am

re: #768 Nevergiveup

Just don't force them out of business, I have close 900,000 miles with them.

Holy crap! You have that much accumulated and not used? I think they let you fly to Mars with that much mileage. First Class, no less.

772 VioletTiger  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:12:57am

re: #710 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Sending prayers. {}

773 Kosh's Shadow  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:12:57am

re: #755 aussiemagpie

One certainty - there will be lots of 90 year old working people around (no money to retire))

I'm looking forward to having my walker to lean on when the going gets tough at work :-)

You can stand in the bread lines for people who are working, like in the Soviet Union.

774 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:13:05am
775 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:13:44am

re: #760 redstateredneck

You've got cricket and we've got basketball. I hate fricken basketball.

You prefer the action-packed thrills of cricket?

/

776 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:13:56am

re: #771 Occasional Reader

Holy crap! You have that much accumulated and not used? I think they let you fly to Mars with that much mileage. First Class, no less.

Anyone want to go anywhere?

777 acwgusa  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:14:14am

In this era of hope and change:

I'm going to invest my money in guns, hookers, and booze.

Not necessarily in that order.

778 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:14:40am

re: #775 Occasional Reader

You prefer the action-packed thrills of cricket?

/

I don't know anything about cricket except it's not basketball.

779 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:15:00am

re: #771 Occasional Reader

Holy crap! You have that much accumulated and not used? I think they let you fly to Mars with that much mileage. First Class, no less.

About 10 years ago my dad had way over 1,000,000 miles with United.

780 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:15:15am

re: #688 albusteve

Lennon was usually too stoned to think very deeply about what he was writing anyway.

781 nyc redneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:15:34am

re: #764 taxfreekiller

Obama,

Master,,, Sir,,,,,

You may be the master and all that, but you only have two hands and one mouth, that and your drones, none of you can make my hands move, my feet step, the seeds drop in the ground, the tilling be done and the harvest you lust for,,,,,, it just may not be there at all.

Commie tool.

Your true,

The Producers

i feel the same way.
i'm just so uninspired to be the little red hen now, and make the cake
and turn it over to O so he can slice it up for his cohorts and let a few crumbs drop from the table for those who have done nothing.

782 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:15:35am

re: #778 redstateredneck

I don't know anything about cricket except it's not basketball.

It has wickets that can get sticky.

783 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:15:56am

re: #782 MandyManners

It has wickets that can get sticky.

So do most teenage boys.

784 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:15:59am

re: #776 Nevergiveup

Anyone want to go anywhere?

Sure. Send 'em all to me, I'll make excellent use of them!

BTW, if you hit a million, I believe you get lifetime Executive Platinum status.

785 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:16:29am

I got the email notice that my LGF cookbook is on the way. Yippee! Something to look forward to.

786 Kosh's Shadow  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:16:36am

re: #782 MandyManners

It has wickets that can get sticky.

And flat bats.

How long do those cricket matches go? I heard some go on for days.

787 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:17:09am

re: #759 loppyd

You will be given a government issued scooter.

Of course, I want a red one! They go faster I hear....

788 tfc3rid  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:17:28am

Incredible...

The Dems and Obama have the audacity to propose a budget for FY 2010 that encompasses ALL of their spread the wealth policies times 100... While we are in the process of economic recession...

It is incredible... It's the end game of complete government domination over people's lives... Those who wanted it will be thrilled. Those who will benefit will be forever grateful to the Dems... The leftists have their majority in perpetuity...

I pray not but I think this is creating a new generation of complete Dem voters...

789 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:17:51am

re: #784 Occasional Reader

Sure. Send 'em all to me, I'll make excellent use of them!

BTW, if you hit a million, I believe you get lifetime Executive Platinum status.

I already hit that. I think over my lifetime I have already used over a million miles. I've flown the family twice to Israel business class. I've flown first Class. And I flew to Italy First class last year.

790 FrogMarch  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:18:12am

re: #771 Occasional Reader

Holy crap! You have that much accumulated and not used? I think they let you fly to Mars with that much mileage. First Class, no less.

I have close to 400,000 unused miles. 900,000 is a ton. - I'd get busy on some reservations. (My dad thinks United is going to out of business.)

791 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:18:20am

re: #782 MandyManners

It has wickets that can get sticky.

It's also a grotesque reenactment of a massive, bloody intergalactic war that was fought aeons ago.

(See Hitchhiker's Guide series)

792 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:19:32am

re: #760 redstateredneck

You've got cricket and we've got basketball. I hate fricken basketball.

I love cricket and rugby :-)

I'm so glad my parents brought me to OZ from Austria!

793 Ann Nonymous  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:19:57am

I know you guys like to keep track of this creationist stuff here, and I haven't seen this story mentioned yet. Apparently Iowa ("First in the Nation in Education!") has its own stealth creationist bill going in the legislature.

[Link: www.kcci.com...]

"The bill asserts that teaching religious theories of evolution falls under academic freedom.

"It would let teachers at all education levels teach religious theories as science and forbid them from discounting non-science based answers from students."

Non-science based answers? "I worship the cadre of Greek Gods and they state that the universe is only made up of 4 elements" would be an acceptable answer, apparently. On the plus side, I doubt the democrat-controlled legislature would let it pass.

794 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:19:57am

re: #775 Occasional Reader

I have a question for you re. law school, but don't want to pry or have you divulge personal info.

795 acwgusa  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:20:09am

re: #788 tfc3rid

Incredible...

The Dems and Obama have the audacity to propose a budget for FY 2010 that encompasses ALL of their spread the wealth policies times 100... While we are in the process of economic recession...

It is incredible... It's the end game of complete government domination over people's lives... Those who wanted it will be thrilled. Those who will benefit will be forever grateful to the Dems... The leftists have their majority in perpetuity...

I pray not but I think this is creating a new generation of complete Dem voters...

I know I'm treading a fine line here, but at what point does a beleaguered American citizenry consider tossing their government outside of normal elections to save the country from itself?

796 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:20:27am

re: #792 aussiemagpie

I love cricket and rugby :-)

I'm so glad my parents brought me to OZ from Austria!


What age were you when you moved?

797 Pietr  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:20:33am

re: #659 WriterMom

But-you both left out one IMPORTANT point. The LLL try to fix things with OUR money-and do all they can to acquire and keep more for themselves-they don't even pay ther "PATRIOTIC" taxes........:>((

798 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:20:33am
799 FrogMarch  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:20:41am

re: #761 Gretchen

Yes. the Cloward Piven strategy. Destroy everything and re-build it in the Cuban/Venezuelan image.

(link h/t - Mandy)

800 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:20:42am

re: #692 WriterMom

I really do appreciate the offer, but there is no point my even trying. Any effort I make to help that person results in that person running in the opposite direction.

801 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:20:53am

re: #787 aussiemagpie

Of course, I want a red one! They go faster I hear....

to the bikes!

/Seinfeld episode.

802 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:21:01am

re: #775 Occasional Reader

You prefer the action-packed thrills of cricket?

/

I predict that 2009 will be the breakthrough year for Shinty. At last, a sport that Scotland will dominate. At least for a year or two till every one else has figured out the rules.

803 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:21:36am

re: #798 taxfreekiller

DOW down 160.

Obama in your wallet 24/7.

If Obama is in my wallet, he is gonna be sorely disappointed.

804 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:22:10am

Somebody asked upthread if anyone else thought that Obama was trying to ruin the economy.
I sure believe it & sometimes I think that, that is a nutty idea.
Why would an American President trash the economy?
Well ,we have never had a POTUS with such little admiration for the Constitution or the Capitalist Economy.
If you read his books, his past speeches & look at his associations, it is reasonable to conclude that BHO wants to destoy the economy to rebuild it into what he considers a more 'fair" Socialist model.

805 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:22:24am

re: #788 tfc3rid

Lots of doom and gloom for a Friday.

Cheer up!

I'm going to email you.

806 tfc3rid  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:22:44am

re: #795 acwgusa

I know I'm treading a fine line here, but at what point does a beleaguered American citizenry consider tossing their government outside of normal elections to save the country from itself?

Not going to happen.

As the Constitution is shredded...

My question is: Has Obama violated his oath yet?

807 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:23:02am

re: #766 loppyd

I want a full report tomorrow!

Full report on Sunday night - the wedding is up the coast and we're staying there overnight :-)

The bride is a friend of mine - so which side do we sit on?

808 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:23:15am

re: #804 opnion

Somebody asked upthread if anyone else thought that Obama was trying to ruin the economy.
I sure believe it & sometimes I think that, that is a nutty idea.
Why would an American President trash the economy?
Well ,we have never had a POTUS with such little admiration for the Constitution or the Capitalist Economy.
If you read his books, his past speeches & look at his associations, it is reasonable to conclude that BHO wants to destoy the economy to rebuild it into what he considers a more 'fair" Socialist model.

He wants us to be like Europe. Thanks, but if I wanted to live like a European, I'd move there.

809 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:23:40am

re: #789 Nevergiveup

I already hit that. I think over my lifetime I have already used over a million miles. I've flown the family twice to Israel business class. I've flown first Class. And I flew to Italy First class last year.

I feel like a piker with my 350,000 program miles.

You should USE those suckers... no telling how long the airline will be around, or whether they'll massively change the rules on Aadvantage miles and make them worth a lot less.

810 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:24:02am

re: #807 aussiemagpie

Full report on Sunday night - the wedding is up the coast and we're staying there overnight :-)

The bride is a friend of mine - so which side do we sit on?

It sounds fun. How is the weather today?

Do they have special in the middle seats?

811 tfc3rid  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:24:13am

re: #805 loppyd

No problem, hit me up!

812 acwgusa  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:24:33am

re: #806 tfc3rid

Not going to happen.

As the Constitution is shredded...

My question is: Has Obama violated his oath yet?

Considering he never took the oath seriously at the beginning, I'm not sure he can violate it.

813 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:24:33am

Did Abraham Lincoln support the creation of a Jewish state?


[Link: www.haaretz.com...]

Abraham Lincoln once promised his Jewish "doctor," Isachar Zacharie, to support the establishment of a Jewish state.

Zacharie was quoted as being shocked, shocked I say, that Hilliary and the Obama administration aren't being nice to Israel.

814 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:24:35am

re: #794 loppyd

I have a question for you re. law school, but don't want to pry or have you divulge personal info.

Okay. What's your question?

815 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:24:36am
816 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:24:38am

re: #770 redstateredneck

What? I can't believe they turned you down!
:D

Yes I was distraught :-) Had the dress ready and all....

817 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:24:43am

re: #802 Jimmah

I predict that 2009 will be the breakthrough year for Shinty. At last, a sport that Scotland will dominate. At least for a year or two till every one else has figured out the rules.

Say what?

818 Kosh's Shadow  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:24:47am

re: #802 Jimmah

I predict that 2009 will be the breakthrough year for Shinty. At last, a sport that Scotland will dominate. At least for a year or two till every one else has figured out the rules.


[Video]

The next big game is going to be Muggle Quidditch.

819 Sharmuta  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:25:21am

re: #793 Ann Nonymous

Charles did cover the Iowa legislation.

820 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:25:37am

Good morning y'all - from a moderate (56 degrees, going up to 62 degrees) but overcast and rainy Charlotte!
How is everyone today?

821 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:25:53am

re: #783 Nevergiveup

So do most teenage boys.

That reminds me that The Kid spent FIVE MINUTES this morning on his hair. He's eight and is learning the fine art of applying gel.

822 phoenixgirl  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:26:08am

re: #820 realwest

good {real} how are you?

823 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:26:09am

re: #809 Occasional Reader

I feel like a piker with my 350,000 program miles.

You should USE those suckers... no telling how long the airline will be around, or whether they'll massively change the rules on Aadvantage miles and make them worth a lot less.

I know I know. It's just my mother in law lives with us and she has Alzheimer's. And I save most of my vacation time for my active duty.

824 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:26:16am

re: #804 opnion

After they run it into the ground the Amerian sheeple will embrace socialism. Yes, oh great one, give me my fair share!

825 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:26:38am

re: #786 Kosh's Shadow

And flat bats.

How long do those cricket matches go? I heard some go on for days.

I wonder how many gallons of tea are consumed at the average game.

826 phoenixgirl  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:26:52am

re: #821 MandyManners

is there a girl he's interested in?

827 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:26:57am
828 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:27:13am

re: #773 Kosh's Shadow

You can stand in the bread lines for people who are working, like in the Soviet Union.

Now that's a terrible thought and I just hope people in the US and here wake up soon...

829 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:27:15am

re: #821 MandyManners

That reminds me that The Kid spent FIVE MINUTES this morning on his hair. He's eight and is learning the fine art of applying gel.

"Don't touch the hair!"

-Tony Manero

830 Kosh's Shadow  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:27:16am

re: #825 MandyManners

I wonder how many gallons of tea are consumed at the average game.

I guess they can brew tea without being afraid of missing much.

831 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:27:23am

re: #791 Occasional Reader

It's also a grotesque reenactment of a massive, bloody intergalactic war that was fought aeons ago.

(See Hitchhiker's Guide series)

I wish I could remember but, I read it during my stoner days in college.

832 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:27:30am

re: #811 tfc3rid

No problem, hit me up!

consider yourself hit.

833 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:27:30am

re: #822 phoenixgirl
Hey {phoenixgirl} glad to hear you're doing well. I'm not doing so hot today, I'm afraid. Just sick and in some pain.

834 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:27:58am
835 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:28:26am

re: #823 Nevergiveup

I know I know. It's just my mother in law lives with us and she has Alzheimer's. And I save most of my vacation time for my active duty.

Of course you know that you can also use the miles to buy stuff.

Hell, with that many miles, you could probably buy the airline.

836 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:28:26am

re: #804 opnion

Somebody asked upthread if anyone else thought that Obama was trying to ruin the economy.
I sure believe it & sometimes I think that, that is a nutty idea.
Why would an American President trash the economy?
Well ,we have never had a POTUS with such little admiration for the Constitution or the Capitalist Economy.
If you read his books, his past speeches & look at his associations, it is reasonable to conclude that BHO wants to destoy the economy to rebuild it into what he considers a more 'fair" Socialist model.

Been reading Cloward-Piven Strategy?

837 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:28:34am

re: #829 Occasional Reader

"Don't touch the hair!"

-Tony Manero

I work on my hair a long time and you hit it.

838 unreconstructed rebel  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:28:44am

re: #815 taxfreekiller

If you have nothing in your wallet when Obama reaches in,,

he will leave you a,, "You owe me" slip behind, with penalty and intrest.

Cheer up, you could wind up with one of these.

839 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:28:45am

re: #834 taxfreekiller
?

840 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:28:49am

re: #816 aussiemagpie

Yes I was distraught :-) Had the dress ready and all....

Maybe you'll catch the bouqet!

841 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:28:50am

re: #834 taxfreekiller

-38

OBAMA RALLY!

/

842 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:28:53am
843 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:29:08am

re: #817 redstateredneck

That's what happened with football - or "soccer" as you guys call it. We invented it, dominated the scene for I dunno about 3 weeks before being overtaken by the rest of the world...lol

844 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:29:37am

re: #808 loppyd

He wants us to be like Europe. Thanks, but if I wanted to live like a European, I'd move there.

Sounds right, but to want that , one has to ignore the European economic failures. The newly liberated countries from the Soviet Block look away from Western Europe to free markets. Obama on the other hand looks to imitate a failed system.
I don't buy into the claims that he is a genuis, but he's not an idiot.
IMO what is driving him is resentment & loathing for the Middle Class.
Hey, La Raza & Acorn are getting money, are you?

845 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:29:41am

re: #833 realwest

Hey {phoenixgirl} glad to hear you're doing well. I'm not doing so hot today, I'm afraid. Just sick and in some pain.

Hmm, muscles still bothering you, RW? Did you take some aspirin or something?

846 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:30:07am

re: #775 Occasional Reader

You prefer the action-packed thrills of cricket?

/

Hello OR!

Yes it's a thrilling match on right now, into it's second day....

Plenty of action during 6 hours a day for 5 days :-)

847 unreconstructed rebel  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:30:20am

re: #842 taxfreekiller

back down to -48

-55

848 phoenixgirl  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:30:22am

re: #833 realwest

sorry to hear that many hugs to you, i'll keep you in my thoughts today

849 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:30:38am

re: #845 Wishing

Hmm, muscles still bothering you, RW? Did you take some aspirin or something?

My muscles are definitely bothering me. They're just TOO well-developed, taut, and rippling. It's downright irritating.

850 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:30:42am
851 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:30:46am

re: #820 realwest

Good morning y'all - from a moderate (56 degrees, going up to 62 degrees) but overcast and rainy Charlotte!
How is everyone today?

hey {real}! I am fit as a fiddle on this fine friday. *smoooooch*

852 phoenixgirl  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:31:02am

re: #849 Occasional Reader

poor you!/

853 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:31:06am

re: #794 loppyd Hi {loppyd} Say, if O.r> doesn't or can't answer you question, drop me an e-mail and I'll do my best to answer it for you.

854 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:31:24am

re: #846 aussiemagpie

Hello OR!

Yes it's a thrilling match on right now, into it's second day....

Plenty of action during 6 hours a day for 5 days :-)

I'm still convinced that cricket is just a massive practical joke you all are playing on us.

855 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:31:41am

re: #849 Occasional Reader

Whooo hoo!

856 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:32:01am

re: #849 Occasional Reader

My muscles are definitely bothering me. They're just TOO well-developed, taut, and rippling. It's downright irritating.

Hubba hubba!

857 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:32:07am
858 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:32:17am

re: #852 phoenixgirl

poor you!/

Tell me about it. And all these women constantly pawing at me when I'm just trying to walk down the street. It's a curse, I tellsya.

859 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:32:21am

re: #833 realwest

Hey {phoenixgirl} glad to hear you're doing well. I'm not doing so hot today, I'm afraid. Just sick and in some pain.

{realwest}

I wish I were able to do something.

860 unreconstructed rebel  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:33:04am

So, Community, are you enjoying being organized?

/didn't think so.

861 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:33:25am

re: #833 realwest

Hey {phoenixgirl} glad to hear you're doing well. I'm not doing so hot today, I'm afraid. Just sick and in some pain.

Sorry to hear it, my friend.

862 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:33:51am
863 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:33:56am

re: #826 phoenixgirl

is there a girl he's interested in?

Yes. Her name is Sara. They've liked each other for ages. He was the only boy from school that she invited to her birthday party last September.

864 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:34:14am

re: #738 loppyd

Loppy, Peter McKay is hot for a politician. Just thought you should know that.

865 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:34:17am

re: #853 {realwest}

Hi {loppyd} Say, if O.r> doesn't or can't answer you question, drop me an e-mail and I'll do my best to answer it for you.

So sweet you are, handsome.

I was wondering about law schools in the area I think he lives in. I'm being crazy, kind of daydreaming is all.

867 vxbush  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:34:21am

Okay, I'm going to go over at noon and check out my coworker who was stabbed. We'll see how he's doing. I'm taking a small group of coworkers. I doubt anyone else will be as comfortable at the hospital as me.

868 acwgusa  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:34:22am

re: #806 tfc3rid

Not going to happen.

As the Constitution is shredded...

My question is: Has Obama violated his oath yet?

I think you are little more hopeful then I am. I think there is a high probability of a second Civil War in this country sooner or later.

869 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:34:26am

re: #824 redstateredneck

After they run it into the ground the Amerian sheeple will embrace socialism. Yes, oh great one, give me my fair share!

I saw a poll & I have forgotten which one, that 26% of Americans favor Socialism. My guess is that most of them are on some kind of Public Assistanced & see no downside.
After Obama destroy's more personal finances, that number should grow.

870 Dahveed  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:34:37am

The Obama budget and economic plan in a Broadway musical song:

Give 'em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle dazzle them
Give 'em an act with lots of flash in it
and the reaction will be passionate

Give 'em the old hocus pocus
Bead and feather 'em
How can they see with sequins in their eyes?
What if your hinges all are rusting?
What if in fact... you're just disgusting?

Razzle dazzle them
And they'll never catch wise

Give 'em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle dazzle them
Give them a show that's so splendiferous
Row after row will grow vociferous

Give them the old flim-flam-flummox
Fool and fracture them
How can they hear the truth above the roar
(Roar, roar, roar!)
Throw 'em a fake and a finagle
They'll never know you're just a bagel

Razzle dazzle them, and they'll beg ya for more

Give 'em the old double-whammy
Daze and dizzy 'em
Back since the days of ol' Methusala
Everyone loves the big bamboozala

Give 'em the old three-ring-circus
Stun and stagger them
When your in trouble go into your dance
Though you are stiffer than a girder
They'll let you get away with murder

Razzle dazzle them and ya got a romance

Give 'em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle dazzle them
Show 'em the first-rate sorceror you are
As long as you keep 'em way off balance
How can they spot you've got no talents

Razzle dazzle them
(Razzle dazzle them)

Razzle dazzle them
And they'll make you a star

--Billy Flynn "Chicago"

871 J.S.  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:34:43am

Two Canadian fighter jets were scrambled during the Zero's visit to Canada -- due to a Russian military plane entering Canadian airspace.

872 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:34:57am

re: #864 WriterMom

Loppy, Peter McKay is hot for a politician. Just thought you should know that.

Google images here I come.

873 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:35:00am

re: #845 Wishing
Uh, no - I already take enough morphine to kill an otherwise healthy horse!
/
Waiting on Onc to call me back.

874 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:35:03am

re: #849 Occasional Reader

My muscles are definitely bothering me. They're just TOO well-developed, taut, and rippling. It's downright irritating.

Have to buy custom tailored shirts to fit those bulging muscles and tiny flat waist? Poor you!

875 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:35:08am

re: #857 WriterMom

READ READ:

Whose View of Islam Do You Trust? PA Professors or PA Police?

Excellent! I am glad this actually ran in your newspaper.

876 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:35:10am

re: #796 redstateredneck

What age were you when you moved?

Just a little kiddie 4 years old, and it did take a few years before I discovered the joys of cricket and rugby - shown to me by the best looking bloke in my class *sigh*

Our dates were mainly him training/playing and me watching and drooling :-)

877 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:35:20am

re: #821 MandyManners

That's so cute.

878 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:35:26am
879 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:35:37am

re: #863 MandyManners

Yes. Her name is Sara.

Thank goodness it isn't Saraa.

880 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:35:50am

re: #836 MandyManners

Been reading Cloward-Piven Strategy?

No, briefly what is it?

881 ThinkRight  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:35:53am

AP Source: Obama to rescind Bush abortion rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is moving to rescind a federal rule that reinforced protections for medical providers who refuse to perform abortions and other procedures on moral grounds.
A Health and Human Services official said Friday the administration will publish an official notice of its intentions early next week, and open a 30-day comment period for advocates, medical groups and the public. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the notice has not been finalized.


Obama to rescind Bush abortion rule

882 midwestgak  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:36:04am

Morning Lizards. DOW down -68.18 7113.11. How low will she go?

883 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:36:06am

re: #875 Wishing

Not my newspaper-not even my country. But, I like reading this stuff on this thingie called the intratubbs.

884 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:36:16am

re: #865 loppyd

So sweet you are, handsome.

I was wondering about law schools in the area I think he lives in. I'm being crazy, kind of daydreaming is all.

Okay... what's your specific question?

885 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:36:23am

re: #818 Kosh's Shadow

The next big game is going to be Muggle Quidditch.

That's just too sad...lol. Btw, "Call of Cthulhu" that I mentioned the other day seems to be pretty good. It uses strands from several Lovecraft stories, so even if you've read them all you won't necessarily know what's coming next. It's a 'horror/detective' type game - really needs to be played in the dark. (Maybe just a candle so you can see the keyboard)

886 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:36:32am

re: #849 Occasional Reader
Please, O.R. - I'm in enough pain now, and laughing only makes it worse!
:)

887 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:36:36am

re: #882 midwestgak

Lower than Lewinsky on a fine, DC evening?

888 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:36:36am
889 UFO TOFU  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:36:42am

Silicon Valley manufacturers must reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The new rules would cover 85 plants, mostly in Silicon Valley. They require most computer chip makers to slash releases of sulfur hexafluoride and other fluorinated gases by more than half over the next three years.
The fluorinated gases are 6,500 to 23,900 times more potent than carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas emitted by automobiles, power plants and refineries, among other sources. A single pound of sulfur hexafluoride has the same heat-trapping potential as 10 metric tons of carbon dioxide, or an automobile trip around the Earth.


Does anyone here know if this is accurate? Since this info comes from CARB I'm deeply suspicious.

"The financial impact is going to be severe," Gus Ballis, a spokesman for chip maker NEC Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of NEC Electronics Corp. in Japan, told the board.
"We're potentially on the chopping block -- whether they are going to keep us or pull our production back to Japan."


California, doing what it does best.

890 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:36:50am

re: #867 vxbush

Okay, I'm going to go over at noon and check out my coworker who was stabbed. We'll see how he's doing. I'm taking a small group of coworkers. I doubt anyone else will be as comfortable at the hospital as me.

Hope he's okay.

891 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:37:24am

re: #884 Occasional Reader

Okay... what's your specific question?

do you want to say where you went to law school in such a public forum?

892 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:37:42am
893 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:37:42am

re: #873 realwest

Uh, no - I already take enough morphine to kill an otherwise healthy horse!
/
Waiting on Onc to call me back.

Prayers for your comfort, darlin'.

894 Ben Hur  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:37:46am

Jewish Leaders Blast Clinton Over Israel Criticism

It's because she doesn't need you anymore you effen morons.

THese are the people that tossed out Alfonse D'Amato, the man who got the Swiss banks to give back Holocaust survivors' money, in favor of Schumer because he is Jewish.

895 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:38:21am

re: #810 loppyd

It sounds fun. How is the weather today?

Do they have special in the middle seats?

The weather will be lovely, and it will be fun, I've just got a headache thinking about it...

896 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:38:30am

re: #859 loppyd
Well, now that you mention it..........if you were able to come to Charlotte..........and if your fiance would, uh, understand, you could, um...................
ah, nevermind!

897 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:38:34am

re: #864 WriterMom

Yeah, but he's kinda cheap & takes his date to Tim Hortons.

898 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:38:41am

re: #864 WriterMom

Loppy, Peter McKay is hot for a politician. Just thought you should know that.

not bad at all!

899 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:38:52am

re: #829 Occasional Reader

"Don't touch the hair!"

-Tony Manero

Oh, you know it.

900 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:38:54am

re: #873 realwest

Hope that you start to feel better.

901 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:38:58am

re: #897 Kenneth

I wouldn't have even taken her there.

902 tfc3rid  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:39:09am

re: #832 loppyd

consider yourself hit.

Ouch!

903 Honorary Yooper  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:39:37am

re: #882 midwestgak

Morning Lizards. DOW down -68.18 7113.11. How low will she go?

Depends on if Obama or his treasury secretary open their mouths today.

904 Kosh's Shadow  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:39:47am

re: #885 Jimmah

That's just too sad...lol. Btw, "Call of Cthulhu" that I mentioned the other day seems to be pretty good. It uses strands from several Lovecraft stories, so even if you've read them all you won't necessarily know what's coming next. It's a 'horror/detective' type game - really needs to be played in the dark. (Maybe just a candle so you can see the keyboard)

Thanks.

As for Muggle Quidditch, it looks like a bunch of college kids having fun. At least they're not occupying buildings and protesting for terrorists.
I haven't read that page completely, but I saw a video elsewhere. The other version has a person running around as the snitch.

905 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:39:49am

re: #861 Occasional Reader
Thanks Occasional Reader - not as sorry as I am to report it, I'd wager.
Have y'all ever noticed that when you wait for the phone to ring it never does?!

906 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:39:51am

re: #882 midwestgak

Morning Lizards. DOW down -68.18 7113.11. How low will she go?


Hey, {gak}. I quit looking at my 401(k) statements.

907 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:40:09am

re: #891 loppyd

do you want to say where you went to law school in such a public forum?

Prefer not to. But, I know about area law schools (and non-area ones) from recruiting, etc. Ask away.

908 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:40:33am

re: #892 ploome hineni

IMO, what is driving him, is that he wasn't born 'blonde'


I can relate to that.

909 Colonel Panik  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:40:42am

re: #889 UFO TOFU

They'll just move the plants to China.

910 midwestgak  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:40:43am

re: #906 redstateredneck

That's smart. Why ruin a good day?

911 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:40:44am

re: #820 realwest

Good morning y'all - from a moderate (56 degrees, going up to 62 degrees) but overcast and rainy Charlotte!
How is everyone today?

*Smooch* {darls} and how are you?

912 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:41:13am

re: #877 WriterMom

That's so cute.

Not at the time! He had trouble putting in his contact lens so we were a bit behind.

913 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:41:15am

re: #889 UFO TOFU

California, doing what it does best.


You gotta get out of that place.

914 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:41:17am

re: #894 Ben Hur

Suprised that Suha's friend threw them under da bus? Wankers.

915 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:41:38am

re: #891 loppyd

do you want to say where you went to law school in such a public forum?

Or, alternately... realwest and WriterMom both have my e-mail address, if you're in touch with them, they can give it to you.

916 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:41:56am

re: #879 Occasional Reader

Thank goodness it isn't Saraa.

ACK!

917 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:41:56am

re: #865 loppyd
Oh lordy {loppyd} if y'all are thinking of going to law school ..............well, I won't say anthing more cause I dont' want to shatter and smash your dreams!
:)

918 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:42:02am
919 godfrey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:42:11am

Is Suha Arafat hot?

920 Sharmuta  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:42:45am

re: #919 godfrey

Is Suha Arafat hot?

Are you kidding?

921 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:42:46am

re: #919 godfrey

Is Suha Arafat hot?

Unfortunately, not yet toast...

922 Dahveed  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:43:08am

re: #906 redstateredneck

Hey, {gak}. I quit looking at my 401(k) statements.

Mine is more like a 101(k) at this point.

923 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:43:09am
924 Ojoe  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:43:14am

re: #888 Wishing

It will change rapidly & might not be there in 10 minutes.

925 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:43:44am

re: #893 redstateredneck
Thanks alot{red} - how are you doing today?

926 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:43:46am

re: #885 Jimmah

That's just too sad...lol. Btw, "Call of Cthulhu" that I mentioned the other day seems to be pretty good. It uses strands from several Lovecraft stories, so even if you've read them all you won't necessarily know what's coming next. It's a 'horror/detective' type game - really needs to be played in the dark. (Maybe just a candle so you can see the keyboard)

There's a film version of the short story of Call of Cthulhu that was produced a few years ago - it's in my Netflix Q. The producers made it as a black & white silent film, as though someone had made a film version of the story back when it was originally published. It sounds pretty interesting, can't wait to get in in the mail.

927 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:43:48am

re: #922 Dahveed

Mine is more like a 101(k) at this point.

You got that right.

928 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:44:08am

re: #840 redstateredneck

Maybe you'll catch the bouqet!

HAHA! I don't think so, but I'll be gently shoving my daughter in line to catch it
:-)

929 UFO TOFU  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:44:12am

re: #913 redstateredneck

You gotta get out of that place.

I have a fairly aggressive mutual fund I've been putting money into for just that purpose. Now that it's lost over half of its value, I guess I'll be here for awhile.

930 albusteve  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:44:12am

re: #891 loppyd

do you want to say where you went to law school in such a public forum?

he's looking for that book of matches now I bet

931 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:44:30am

re: #925 realwest

Thanks alot{red} - how are you doing today?


I'm fine. Glad it's Friday...end of the old work week, you know.

932 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:44:32am

re: #872 loppyd

I was trying to find the one where they called him one of the hottest politicians in Canada (sadly-not a very tough competition), but I can't find it. He's in really good shape.

Loppy, I'm having a Sephora moment though. Do not redeem your points for the Coconut Milk body butter. Uch. I put some on my hands and feel like I have sickly sweet curry perfume on my hands. I have washed my hands twice to get it off. Total gross out.

933 godfrey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:44:41am

re: #920 Sharmuta

I should've guessed she looked like this, being in Paris and all. All that EU money comes in handy when shopping in St. Germain!

934 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:44:42am

re: #918 Iron Fist

Also remember that Obama foreswore Gun Control only because he "didn't have the votes". What he will do now that he has an almost filibuster-proof majority has yet to be determined.

Or at least hasn't been publicly stated.

His Attorney General is very anti-gun. Holder has a very odd interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.

935 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:44:48am

re: #918 Iron Fist

Also remember that Obama foreswore Gun Control only because he "didn't have the votes".

And funny how even that response just ignores that annoying "Constitution" thingamajig. Kind of like the Congressional Dems are doing regarding giving DC a seat in Congress.

936 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:44:52am

re: #894 Ben Hur

Jewish Leaders Blast Clinton Over Israel Criticism

It's because she doesn't need you anymore you effen morons.

THese are the people that tossed out Alfonse D'Amato, the man who got the Swiss banks to give back Holocaust survivors' money, in favor of Schumer because he is Jewish.

This what I posted above:

Jewish Leaders Blast Clinton Over Israel Criticism
Zuckerman, Lawmakers, Local Jews Say Secretary Of State Not The Hillary Clinton They Used To Know

[Link: wcbstv.com...]

They have got to be fucking kidding me! Like they didn't know this was coming from an Obama Administration or any Democratic Administration for that matter? If any of my liberal Jewish friends or relatives says this to my face I might have to bitch slap them from here to next year. I am going to be mentioning this all day. Charles should have a thread about this. Jewish Leaders surprised? Kiss my ass! I hope I've been clear about this?


T

937 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:44:56am

re: #900 opnion
Thanks my friend. Me too!

938 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:45:06am

re: #929 UFO TOFU

I have a fairly aggressive mutual fund I've been putting money into for just that purpose. Now that it's lost over half of its value, I guess I'll be here for awhile.

I hear ya'. Retirement is becoming a pipe dream for me.

939 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:45:18am
940 Eclectic Infidel  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:45:18am

A possible component to a wise & merry philosophy:

"The only real blasphemy is the refusal of joy."

This is a favourite signature that I've used before. I snagged it from the trite, star-riddled movie Jeffrey.

941 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:45:27am

re: #919 godfrey

Is Jimmy Carter the greatest President ever?

942 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:45:36am

re: #849 Occasional Reader

My muscles are definitely bothering me. They're just TOO well-developed, taut, and rippling. It's downright irritating.

OR, showing off his taut rippling muscles and his cutting edge fashion sense.

943 Walter L. Newton  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:45:46am

re: #866 Ojoe

A lenticular cloud over the San Gabriel Mountains of California. Towercam.

Ok, Ojoe, you know that those are really disguised mother ships. You forget, we're Lizards, we know better.

944 godfrey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:45:56am

Bolton:

The Coming War on Sovereignty

Must read.

945 yma o hyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:45:59am

Hiya, Lizard Nation!

Dunno about you, what with the economy and DJI playing see-saw again, but I'm jittery.
Very jittery.
Not because of the economy (well, not much ...!), but because of this:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/welsh/7891328.stm:
'Wales head to Paris in search of their fourth win in six clashes over France in the French capital as they continue to bid for a back-to-back Grand Slam.'

The butterfly colony in my stomach seems to multiply by the hour ...

946 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:45:59am

re: #919 godfrey

Is Suha Arafat hot?

She's worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

947 phoenixgirl  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:46:00am

hahahaha portfolio manager called yesterday. said he was optimistic about the market! guess who has a new portfolio manager!

948 Ojoe  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:46:08am

re: #943 Walter L. Newton

LOL

949 VegasRick  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:46:09am

re: #919 godfrey

Is Suha Arafat hot?

Barely used.

950 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:46:30am

re: #854 Occasional Reader

I'm still convinced that cricket is just a massive practical joke you all are playing on us.

Just sit down for 5 days and watch a cricket match, you'll be hooked!

951 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:46:31am

re: #942 Kenneth

*giggles*

952 Nevergiveup  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:46:33am

re: #941 WriterMom

Is Jimmy Carter the greatest President ever?

Well he might be losing his title as the worst ever.

953 Wishing  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:46:34am
954 Honorary Yooper  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:46:37am

re: #918 Iron Fist

Obama and Holder may still not have the votes for gun control. There are a fair number of Dems out there who don't support gun control legislation. Around here, it's not uncommon to see a vehicle with both a union bumper sticker and an NRA bumper sticker.

955 FrogMarch  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:46:51am

Regarding Obama's upcoming confiscatory tax increases on "The Rich":

I know a couple who run a fabulous Bed and Breakfast in SW Colorado. I don't know for sure, but I calculated that they take in about $250,000 - $300,000 (gross) per year. (before taxes, payroll and expenses etc...) These nice folks are big NPR listeners and I am quit certain they voted for Obama. In recent years, they have scaled back on employees and are down to bare bones help. (running a B & B is a lot of work)
So now - these humble business owners are going to be hit with Obama's massive tax increase. (since they are "rich") I suspect they will have to let go of the few employees they have. They already pay huge local property taxes. Now they will pay even more local and federal. All of which will lead to considerably less take home pay, and less money for employees.
... and they voted for Obama.

hey - on the bright side - maybe they will get shitty government run health care as a nice "free" bonus.

956 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:47:02am

re: #904 Kosh's Shadow

Don't get me wrong - I'm all for it. Like shinty but without the broken bones and teeth.

957 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:47:14am

re: #949 VegasRick

Good one.

958 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:47:15am

re: #911 aussiemagpie
HI {aussie} *smoooch* back to you. I'm feeling kinda poorly today. Actually I'm in some pretty serious pain here.
Wiating for Onc to call.
Why doesn't the damn phone ring?!

959 J.S.  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:47:17am

Charles Krauthammer wrote an excellent column today, aptly titled: "The Obamaist Manifesto". link here...

960 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:47:34am

re: #932 WriterMom

I was trying to find the one where they called him one of the hottest politicians in Canada (sadly-not a very tough competition), but I can't find it. He's in really good shape.

Loppy, I'm having a Sephora moment though. Do not redeem your points for the Coconut Milk body butter. Uch. I put some on my hands and feel like I have sickly sweet curry perfume on my hands. I have washed my hands twice to get it off. Total gross out.

I put on some kind of body butter one night before bed and damn near slid out of the sheets.

961 tfc3rid  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:47:40am

re: #947 phoenixgirl

hahahaha portfolio manager called yesterday. said he was optimistic about the market! guess who has a new portfolio manager!

I'm actually somewhat optimistic... I just dumped a bit into Citi and GM when they have been at their lowest... GM is paying off nicely thus far... Citi is going to be rough to deal with...

962 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:47:42am

re: #935 Occasional Reader

And funny how even that response just ignores that annoying "Constitution" thingamajig. Kind of like the Congressional Dems are doing regarding giving DC a seat in Congress.

Speaking of which, where's that memo I told you to have on my desk by 8:00 this morning?

963 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:47:46am

re: #952 Nevergiveup

Premature Jewdgement.

964 Honorary Yooper  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:47:56am

re: #934 opnion

His Attorney General is very anti-gun. Holder has a very odd interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.

Interestingly enough, his interpretation is shared by his Don mayor, Rich Daley.

965 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:48:16am

re: #926 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

There's a film version of the short story of Call of Cthulhu

Thanks for the info... I will add it to my Netflix queue, too. Sounds interesting.

966 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:48:25am

re: #960 redstateredneck

Oh that's funny. LOLOL. This stuff stinks sooooo badly.

967 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:48:42am

re: #923 MandyManners

Cloward-Piven Strategy.

Thank's Mandy, interesting read. No doubt must read for Community Organizers.

968 yma o hyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:48:47am

re: #867 vxbush

Okay, I'm going to go over at noon and check out my coworker who was stabbed. We'll see how he's doing. I'm taking a small group of coworkers. I doubt anyone else will be as comfortable at the hospital as me.

Hi {vxbush} - cripes, what happened? And when? At work?

969 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:49:01am
970 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:49:02am

Gotta go eat, do stuff. Have a good day, folks.

971 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:49:04am
972 redheadredstate  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:49:34am

re: #67 zombie

Wow -- never thought I'd get to see this.

The band that first put San Francisco on the musical map in mid '60s, before all that flower-power stuff and before the hippies and before the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful and all that crud:

We Five performing You Were On My Mind -- live, introduced by (of all people) Fred Astaire!:

Zombie you rawk!

One of mine (and my hubby's) favorite songs ever. Also you've helped me settle a bet with him and I'll be collecting the 10 bucks tonight. He and I bet years ago about who was singing this song. I said a woman, he said a man. Not only was it a woman but she's a pretty little thing. I'll be showing him this video tonight. Thanks for the linky.



What a classic. And yet the We Five are now completely forgotten.

973 UFO TOFU  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:49:38am

re: #940 eclectic infidel

"The only real blasphemy is the refusal of joy."


That is so much better than my #729!

974 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:50:22am

re: #944 godfrey

Bolton:

The Coming War on Sovereignty

Must read.

All I get is the masthead but the rest of the page is blank. Even when I go to the home page and click on the Bolton link, the masthead is all I get.

975 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:51:17am

re: #935 Occasional Reader

And funny how even that response just ignores that annoying "Constitution" thingamajig. Kind of like the Congressional Dems are doing regarding giving DC a seat in Congress.

The Constitution provides for bi-annual votes for Representatives by the "States" There is no ambiguity.
But hey, it was written by a bunch of old, dead honkies.

976 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:51:20am
977 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:51:25am

re: #907 Occasional Reader

Prefer not to. But, I know about area law schools (and non-area ones) from recruiting, etc. Ask away.

Understood.

We have talked a bit about moving. It's really not more than some daydreaming
now. I have been contemplating applying to law school, but that is still in the early planning phase.

So if we moved, DC area was one place we talked about.

Other than the obvious big names are there smaller schools I don't know about?

978 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:51:36am

re: #939 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Any wonder why the gay rumors swam around Arafish?

What's that she's saying? "Han, mah bukee, keel-ee caleya ku kah. Wanta dah moole-rah? Wonkee chee sa crispa con Greedo?"

979 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:51:47am

re: #945 yma o hyd

Hiya, Lizard Nation!

Dunno about you, what with the economy and DJI playing see-saw again, but I'm jittery.
Very jittery.
Not because of the economy (well, not much ...!), but because of this:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/welsh/ 7891328.stm:
'Wales head to Paris in search of their fourth win in six clashes over France in the French capital as they continue to bid for a back-to-back Grand Slam.'

The butterfly colony in my stomach seems to multiply by the hour ...

Hi there, and GO WALES!

Our local team the Waratahs are leading the Super14 comp and they won again tonight :-)

980 Clemente  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:51:54am

re: #1 Sharmuta

It needs more Pooh?

And Tigger, too!

981 albusteve  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:52:18am

What a classic. And yet the We Five are now completely forgotten.

I got trouble whoa whoa
I got worries whoa whoa

982 Kosh's Shadow  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:52:22am

re: #919 godfrey

Is Suha Arafat hot?

She will be when she joins her husband; I hear it is quite hot down there.

983 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:52:24am

re: #967 opnion

Thank's Mandy, interesting read. No doubt must read for Community Organizers.

Did you follow all the links?

984 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:52:32am

re: #962 MandyManners

Speaking of which, where's that memo I told you to have on my desk by 8:00 this morning?

My domesticated Siberian Tiger ate it.

985 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:52:41am

re: #977 loppyd

loppy, I am going to send you OR's e-mail, as per his suggestion above. Check for inbound soon.

986 redstateredneck  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:52:45am

This is so embarrassing. This sign is on the back of the baseball field scoreboard at Mississippi State.
(loads slow)

987 Digital Display  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:52:51am

re: #820 realwest

Good morning y'all - from a moderate (56 degrees, going up to 62 degrees) but overcast and rainy Charlotte!
How is everyone today?


Good morning Realwest! hope today finds you well..
My nic is blue..will you email me please?

988 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:52:51am

re: #967 opnion

Notice the intellectual connections...

Cloward-Piven was one of Saul Alinsky's inspirations. Alinsky was a source for Ayers and also for ACORN. Obama worked with Ayers and worked for ACORN.

989 godfrey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:53:01am

re: #974 MandyManners

I dunno, Mandy, it works for me.

990 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:53:17am

re: #969 Iron Fist

The important thing is that you'e taught him how to use a condom. He is, after all, eight. That's practically an old man. While I'm sure his kindergarten teacher at least went over the banana and condom demonstration, it is important that he get the nuances of birth control right.

You wouldn't want him to go just on what he picks up during recess, now would you?

[/L³eftist]

*shudder*

I hope my dad's still alive when it comes time to discuss such things.

991 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:53:22am

re: #984 Occasional Reader

OR, I'm sending loppy your e-mail, OK?

992 tfc3rid  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:54:07am

Loppy... I emailed you back!

993 midwestgak  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:54:34am

Senator Obama said he would bankrupt the coal industry

From a January 17, 2008 interview:

"Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted."

Be very afraid.

994 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:54:39am

re: #964 Honorary Yooper

Interestingly enough, his interpretation is shared by his Don mayor, Rich Daley.

Yeah, & you & I know how that worked out.
More gun deaths in 'Gun free" Chicago last Summer than in Iraq, for the same period.
My all time favorite though , is that Oak Park is a nuclear free zone.
Hey, if anybody drops the Big One, I will simply go to Oak Park, where it's safe.

995 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:55:17am

re: #984 Occasional Reader

My domesticated Siberian Tiger ate it.

I'm tempted to tell you to follow it around with a pooper-scooper so that you can put it back together.

996 Honorary Yooper  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:55:24am

re: #978 Occasional Reader

What's that she's saying? "Han, mah bukee, keel-ee caleya ku kah. Wanta dah moole-rah? Wonkee chee sa crispa con Greedo?"

Yousa roode.

997 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:55:47am

re: #982 Kosh's Shadow

I will cherish for ever the email I got from Suha Arafat asking for my help in moving $10 million from a secret Swiss bank account. All I had to do was send her my banking details & I would earn a generous gift for my solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

998 aussiemagpie  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:56:14am

re: #958 realwest

HI {aussie} *smoooch* back to you. I'm feeling kinda poorly today. Actually I'm in some pretty serious pain here.
Wiating for Onc to call.
Why doesn't the damn phone ring?!

Oh dear {realwest} I wish I could be there...I hope that phone rings right now!

999 Walter L. Newton  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:56:21am

re: #997 Kenneth

I will cherish for ever the email I got from Suha Arafat asking for my help in moving $10 million from a secret Swiss bank account. All I had to do was send her my banking details & I would earn a generous gift for my solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

What, your own personal work accident?

1000 Colonel Panik  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:56:25am

re: #918 Iron Fist

Also remember that Obama foreswore Gun Control only because he "didn't have the votes". What he will do now that he has an almost filibuster-proof majority has yet to be determined.

Or at least hasn't been publicly stated.

Iron, I heard that Holder was yammering on yesterday in a meeting with Mexican officials that we need a new "assault weapons" ban to help decrease drug cartel violence in Mexico (which is total bullsh**, most of the weapons being used are purloined from Mex military or police storage due to corruption), and apparently Nancy Pelosi said that "we need to enforce existing laws before we write any new ones". Think she might be afraid of a Blue Dog revolt if they try to push another AWB?

1001 Ann Nonymous  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:56:38am

re: #819 Sharmuta

Ah cool, thanks. Kinda buried there at the end... That's what I get for skimming.

1002 godfrey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:56:49am

Man, I really like John Bolton.

1003 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:56:50am

re: #983 MandyManners

Did you follow all the links?


No, on my way back.

1004 unreconstructed rebel  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:57:01am

re: #993 midwestgak

Senator Obama said he would bankrupt the coal industry

From a January 17, 2008 interview:

"Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted."

Be very afraid.

What's fascinating is how these people believe that this sort of behavior "creates a market".

1005 yma o hyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:58:11am

re: #979 aussiemagpie

Hi there, and GO WALES!

Our local team the Waratahs are leading the Super14 comp and they won again tonight :-)

Good for them!
I'm so jittery - the game against the Old Enemy was not exactly top drawer. We won, it was a hard match. I just hope the Frogs don't pull a fast one.
For bystanders it'll be a fascinating game: Sebastien Chabal against Andy Powell, Harinordoqui against our captain Ryan Jones - but I will probably hide behind the sofa most of the time!
At least our talisman, IRB World player of 2008, Shane Williams, is back from injury and will play tonight.

(Still feeling sick ...)

1006 midwestgak  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:58:26am
1007 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:58:33am

re: #988 Kenneth

Notice the intellectual connections...

Cloward-Piven was one of Saul Alinsky's inspirations. Alinsky was a source for Ayers and also for ACORN. Obama worked with Ayers and worked for ACORN.

Did you check out the map?

Incredible linkages.

1008 albusteve  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:58:36am

re: #1002 godfrey

Man, I really like John Bolton.

he needs more exposure and a louder voice in the GOP...he probably has few political aspirations tho...the guy is smack on target every time

1009 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:58:55am

re: #989 godfrey

I dunno, Mandy, it works for me.

I'll keep on trying.

1010 Honorary Yooper  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:59:15am

re: #1004 unreconstructed rebel

What's fascinating is how these people believe that this sort of behavior "creates a market".

It's not about creating any market, it's about the power of the government versus business. It's the same struggle that took place in the 1930s.

1011 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:59:22am

re: #1002 godfrey

Me too. I heard him speak here a few months ago. He's great in person.

1012 vxbush  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:59:42am

re: #968 yma o hyd

Hi {vxbush} - cripes, what happened? And when? At work?

No, apparently this was last night. He just broke up with his girlfriend, and when he went over to get his stuff out of her apartment she stabbed him in the back and punctured a lung. Everyone here is in shock, and some of us are gearing to go over and check on him.

I checked the police records to see if the police went over, and I might have found it, but no names were given. So I can't confirm if the ex-girlfriend was arrested or not.

1013 avanti  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:59:42am

Obama's troop withdrawal plan ticks off the Pelosi

1014 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 7:59:44am

re: #999 Walter L. Newton

What, your own personal work accident?

ROFLMAO!

1015 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:00:26am

re: #1003 opnion

No, on my way back.

See my No. 1007.

1016 Ben Hur  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:00:54am

re: #978 Occasional Reader

What's that she's saying? "Han, mah bukee, keel-ee caleya ku kah. Wanta dah moole-rah? Wonkee chee sa crispa con Greedo?"


Han shot first!

1017 Kenneth  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:01:11am

Adorable Little Dutch Boy has a message for President Obama

1018 godfrey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:01:12am

re: #1009 MandyManners

Mandy, blue your nic and I'll email it to you.

1019 republic  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:01:46am
Pelosi Throws Cold Water On Assault Weapons Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tossed cold water on the prospect of reinstating the assault weapons ban, highlighting Democrats’ reluctance to take on gun issues.

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/pelosi-tosses-cold-water-on-reviving-assault-weapon-ban-2009-02-26.html

The cold hard facts about "assault weapons", is that, what the kook left considers "assault weapons", makes up about 15% of the total legally owned firearms in the entire country, of which these "assault weapons" make up only 1% of firearms used in gun crimes, and that 1% are firearms illegally owned by criminals, not law abiding gun owners.

The "assault weapons" that Holder and Obama talk about, are not the fully automatic weapons that are already illegal to own by the average gun owner, but the 1% of these guns deemed "assault wepons", and they also want to word the ban, to include everything but basicly, a single shot shotgun, rifle, muzzleloader, etc, for those who hunt.

That means that criminals, not law abiding firearms owners, use these "assault weapons" 1% of the time in the total scope of gun crime.

There are certainly criminals who use fully automatic firearms to perpetuate their crime, but fully automatic firearms can only be owned, at least in the private sector, by people who hold a Class III Federal firearms license, which is near impossible to acquire.

The average American gun owner can never legally own a fully automatic firearm, which means that lawful gun owners in America are never, ever, part of the gun crime problem in this country.

I am all for locking up repeat criminals who commit crime with guns, for life, as these gun criminals are in the revolving door of the justice system, arrested, charged, and then let back out to the streets, often within a matter of months, or at the long end, a few years.

I think that this statement by Pelosi, is just a ploy, to try and get the 15-20 million gun owners who voted for Obama, to go back to sleep on the subject of "common sense gun control" dis-armament.

It's interesting, that the facts clearly show, that after Pres. Bush allowed the "Clinton/Holder assault weapons ban" to expire, gun crime went way, way down during his 8 years, and yet, Pelosi puts blame on him for making gun crime go down?

The insane left.

1020 FrogMarch  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:02:02am

Barack "I won" Obama: Tax and destroy.

1021 Colonel Panik  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:02:05am

re: #944 godfrey

Bolton:

The Coming War on Sovereignty

Must read.

Obama's victory is a bloodless Tranzi coup.

I'm less worried about the white nationalists in the streets than the transnationalists in the suites.

Stephen DenBeste on Tranzi-ism:

The VietNam war was a tragedy, but there was a silver lining to that dark cloud, from the Tranzi point of view. For a few years, America's spirit seemed to have been broken. American self-confidence was shattered; Americans began to doubt. Then Reagan (the anti-Christ) was elected and reversed all that. The Tranzis hope to once again evoke that marvelous self-doubt from VietNam, which is why they refer to it as often as they can. When we contemplate any new "unilateral" military intervention, they describe it as a "new VietNam" to inspire that doubt.

Another leftist evocation not mentioned by Lowry is "Bush is Hitler", the claim that the Republicans are the new Nazis. On any objective basis that proposition is ludicrous, of course. There has been no Holocaust in the US; no Kristallnacht; no round up of dissidents. But for the Tranzis, those are minor details. Hitler and the Nazis represent the pathological case of nationalism run amok. They compare Bush to Hitler because Bush and his supporters are nationalistic. To have a nationalist serve as executive of the hyper-puissance is the worst situation imaginable. Bush is seen as being worse than Hitler because America is more powerful than Germany was.

Just as the Tranzis wish America to think that VietNam was the only war we've ever fought, they also want us to think that Hitler was the only previous nationalistic leader.

1022 Ford_Prefect  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:02:35am

Someone call Orkin. There is an infestation in Washington D.C. that we need to stop. *

*hat tip to a caller to a local radio program.

1023 yma o hyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:02:43am

re: #1007 MandyManners

Did you check out the map?

Incredible linkages.

Thanks for finding and keeping all these sites, Mandy!

We talked about this during the election campaign - and it makes even more gruesome reading now.

1024 WriterMom  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:02:58am

re: #1020 FrogMarch

I cannot believe the extent to which he is fckcing up your country. It makes me so upset.

1025 godfrey  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:03:09am

re: #1021 Colonel Panik

We have to turnspeak at every opportunity.

1026 loppyd  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:03:12am

test

1027 MandyManners  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:04:12am

GOT IT, GODFREY!

1028 realwest  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:04:16am

re: #972 redheadredstate
Amem to that! That's the FIRST song "my" bar band ever played! (course in those days if you could make some "noise" that sounded vaguely Rock and Roll you could get a job! We got paid $20 a guy and all we could drink. I think our third set was the best one! LOL!)

1029 opnion  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:04:24am

re: #983 MandyManners

Did you follow all the links?

Mandy, that article & the links should be on anyone's reading list that seeks the truth, but the MSM will just ridicule the facts.
The Enemy is not at the Gate, he is in the White House & is distracting the adoring masses with puppy speculation.

1030 Occasional Reader  Fri, Feb 27, 2009 8:04:42am