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1 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:12:03am

Nice coordination!

2 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:12:32am
3 columbus  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:12:38am

Wow!

4 vapig  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:14:05am

re: #2 taxfreekiller

Pissed off enough yet.

[Link:

5 Sharmuta  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:14:08am

Wild.

6 Leonidas Hoplite  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:14:15am

Practicing for the next diving competition? Who's got the steroids?

7 cartoonboy  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:14:51am

that's one intimidating air force.

8 vapig  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:15:04am

re: #2 taxfreekiller

Pissed off enough yet.

[Link:

9 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:15:09am

Their arts programs must be impressive if they could get that many "Super" Conductors together at the same time. Magnetizing the mats underneath them was a fantastic practical joke.

10 Defector01  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:15:13am

The hopping Palestinian Security guards have some new competition

11 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:15:35am

Hoping to change the Earth's orbit to avoid the colossus known as Porkfest, the Chinese government ordered the military to jump in unison. /

12 albusteve  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:15:40am

maybe they are levitating motionless...think about that!

13 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:15:47am

re: #8 vapig

You already said that.

14 x-wing  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:15:52am

re: #6 Leonidas Hoplite

Practicing for the next diving competition? Who's got the steroids?

We swear...they are all 14 or younger ;>}

/

15 vapig  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:16:02am

Looks like I'm having technical difficulties today! So I'll just spell it out.

I've already joined the Tea Party and I've requested the day off from work!

16 FrogMarch  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:16:02am

That first guy looks like he's terrified out of his mind.

17 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:16:04am

They look cold. Does the Snuggie come in cammo?

18 cartoonboy  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:16:33am

next: low orbiting human satellites

19 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:16:52am

I'd like to see a burning-hoop jump competition between these guys and the Palestinian Authority rookie cops!

20 jcm  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:17:12am

The Chinese have anti-gravity technology?

We're doomed!

///

21 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:17:35am

re: #2 taxfreekiller

Pissed off enough yet.

[Link: www.taxdayteaparty.com...]

I haven't even started getting pissed at the STOTUS.

22 SasquatchOnSteroids  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:17:42am

The Chinese Olympic team looked younger.

23 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:17:46am

They are on maneuvers with Pelosi's flying monkeys.

24 vapig  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:17:57am

For some reason this reminds me of the "Firery Hoop Jump."

25 MagnaniomousCoward  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:18:25am
26 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:18:27am

But they are amateurs.

Where are the flaming hoops?

27 Dustyvet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:18:32am

re: #1 pre-Boomer Marine brat

Nice coordination!

re: #1 pre-Boomer Marine brat

Nice coordination!

Phase 2 Training!

Image: funny-pictures-military-04.jpg

28 Kragar  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:18:47am

What? No flaming hoops?

29 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:18:53am

You - yes you... 3rd row and 4th back. You're fired. /don trump

The Chinese try to recreate the Matrix in one camera take.

30 cartoonboy  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:19:20am

now I know were that turd on my roof came from.

31 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:19:31am

Looks like low budget parachute training.

32 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:20:07am

Wheeeee!

33 SasquatchOnSteroids  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:20:19am
34 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:20:40am

I can't figure it out. How are they doing that?

35 turn  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:21:33am

Looks like that guy in the foreground is going to squeak out a fart or something, quite an expression on his face.

36 Kragar  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:21:39am

OH SHIT! WHO LET HIM IN?

Former US President Jimmy Carter departs following a visit to the West Wing of the White House in Washington March 18

37 Emerald  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:21:42am

Anyone's Russian up to translating the caption?

38 Opinionated  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:21:45am

"Good" terrorists may not be so good after all:

Fatah: We Do Not Recognize Israel

[Link: www.frontpagemag.com...]

But that's no reason to stop supporting, funding, training and arming them.

39 cartoonboy  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:21:45am

super msg fuel

40 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:22:14am

re: #11 lawhawk

Hoping to change the Earth's orbit to avoid the colossus known as Porkfest, the Chinese government ordered the military to jump in unison. /

hope AND change

41 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:22:30am

And here I thought this was going to be picture of the day (bat clinging to shuttle tank during liftoff).

42 kingkenrod  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:22:45am

They're using mats. Pussies.

43 Unakite  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:22:51am

Looks like Chinese ingenuity beat us to anti gravity.
/

44 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:22:52am

re: #36 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

OH SHIT! WHO LET HIM IN?

Got lost on the tour.

45 Dustyvet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:23:01am

The F-22 after Obama's budget cuts...


Image: m4.jpg

46 Sharmuta  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:23:32am

They've discovered the matrix.

47 cartoonboy  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:23:36am

racking up frequent jumping miles.

48 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:23:41am

Crouching Tiger, Hovering Militia

49 realwest  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:23:50am

re: #34 MandyManners
LOL! Great one Mandy!
They are obviously in Airborne training and have all been told to jump and practice their landings!
Course, I don't know how they'll react when they actually, you know, parachute out of an aircraft and there are no mats to help break their landing!

50 Unakite  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:24:00am

re: #7 cartoonboy

that's one intimidating air force.

Can't fly very far without engines.

51 Kragar  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:24:14am

re: #44 CyanSnowHawk

Got lost on the tour.

"Hehehe, I just left Barry a floater."

52 bulwrk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:24:15am

The dude in the middle failed to launch, I guess its pretty universal there always has to be some idiot who can't be on the same page as everybody else.

53 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:24:45am

re: #34 MandyManners

I can't figure it out. How are they doing that?

It's all done with magnets.
/

54 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:24:50am

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Teleprompter!

55 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:24:57am

OK final push. Only 6 more needed.

OT: For those Lizards that don't know/have not updinged.

It is littleoldlady's Birthday. Please go HERE and upding. Lets get her to 100.

56 Opinionated  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:25:01am
Flying Chinese Militia.

The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Militia

57 jorline  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:25:40am

Training for the 2012 Chinese Olympic Skydiving Team...Birth Certificates please.

This is obviously an Innocent picture...non-military.
//

58 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:25:42am
59 Dustyvet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:26:03am

re: #49 realwest

LOL! Great one Mandy!
They are obviously in Airborne training and have all been told to jump and practice their landings!
Course, I don't know how they'll react when they actually, you know, parachute out of an aircraft and there are no mats to help break their landing!

A paratrooper on his first jump was given the following instructions: Jump from the plane and yell "Airborne!" Count to three and your chute will open.

If main shoot doesn't open, pull the reserve ripcord. When you get down on the ground, a truck will pick you up and take you back to the base.

The paratrooper jumped and yelled, "Airborne!" He counted to three and nothing happened.

He then frantically pulled the reserve cord. Nothing happened.

Then the paratrooper said to himself, "Damn, with my luck the truck won't be there to pick me up either!"

60 Rednek  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:26:18am


This sounds like the beginning of a monster movie.


Discovery's Surprise: Did Bat Hitch a Ride to Space?
Flying Rodent Was Seen Clinging to Discovery's Fuel Tank During Liftoff

The bat, seen clinging to the external fuel tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery before its launch on Sunday, apparently clung for dear life to the side of the tank as the spaceship lifted off.

61 soxfan4life  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:26:28am

re: #41 lawhawk

Bitter clinger.

62 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:26:39am

Shhhh! Guys, these our the secret weapon Joe the Biden came up with.

We're gonna feed 'em four sacks of sliders each and fly them over Bin Laden's hidey hole.

63 Sharmuta  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:26:49am

Teleprompter was unavailable for comment.

64 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:27:21am

re: #61 soxfan4life

Bitter clinger.

Batter clinger.

65 Dustyvet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:27:40am

Parachutists terms
1. Aerodynamic Decelerator . . . . . . . A Properly Deployed Parachute
2. Aerodynamic Accelerator . . . . . . . A Screw-up

66 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:27:45am

re: #55 Erik The Red

OK final push. Only 6 more needed.

OT: For those Lizards that don't know/have not updinged.

It is littleoldlady's Birthday. Please go HERE and upding. Lets get her to 100.

Bring out the sock puppets. I know some of you have them. :)

67 realwest  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:27:52am

re: #45 Dustyvet
That'd be a lot funnier if it wasn't so close to the truth.
"Air supremacy? Who needs air supremacy in a war?" Commander-in-Chief Obama, discussing his well informed military opinions.

68 soxfan4life  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:28:02am

re: #6 Leonidas Hoplite

Practicing for the next diving competition? Who's got the steroids?

Check the Yankee clubhouse.//

69 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:28:32am

re: #58 buzzsawmonkey

Is that from "Versus"? I LOVE that movie.

70 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:28:34am

re: #68 soxfan4life

Check the Yankee clubhouse.//

Bitter batter?

71 Rednek  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:28:42am

re: #36 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

OH SHIT! WHO LET HIM IN?

He must be O's new foriegn policy advisory regarding Iran.

72 cartoonboy  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:28:51am

be the plane.

73 razorbacker  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:28:54am

Ohhhh Noesssss!

Forget the F-22. Forget the F-35. Dismantle the Air Force entirely!

While we're fiddleing around with such yesterday's-news as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, those crafty Chinese have stolen a Long March and jumped right into Manned Aerial Nonvehicles!

Doomed. We're DOOOOOOOMMMMMMED I tell you!

74 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:29:49am

Or maybe they're just levitating because they're so happy with all the money they saved with Geico.

75 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:29:55am

Rocky's Flying Squirrel Brigade is ready at a moment's notice.

76 realwest  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:29:58am

re: #66 Erik The Red
Hey Erik - can ya figure out a way to upding twice?! LOL!
I love littleoldlady, but I'm getting suspicious of you and her world renowned fruit cups!

77 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:30:09am
78 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:30:21am

Nancy Pelosi should take a flying lesson from these communists, and stop using the US military transports, for her community organizing kleptocrat activities across the country.

79 jorline  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:30:50am
80 tackle  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:31:02am

re: #37 Emerald

Anyone's Russian up to translating the caption?

All I can get is "typical military police training".
Hey, maybe there's an opening at the State Department, translating the word "reset".

81 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:31:50am
82 irongrampa  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:31:53am

Good visual depiction of Obama's administration "hitting the ground running".

83 doppelganglander  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:32:18am

That Slip 'n Slide would work a lot better with water.

84 Desert Dog  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:32:29am

NO flaming hoops? These guys are wimps

85 redstateredneck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:32:34am

re: #79 jorline

Cool Chinese flying cats.

Turduckens?

86 jcm  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:32:35am

re: #41 lawhawk

And here I thought this was going to be picture of the day (bat clinging to shuttle tank during liftoff).

SOMEBODY CALL PETA!

87 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:32:48am

re: #76 realwest

Hey Erik - can ya figure out a way to upding twice?! LOL!
I love littleoldlady, but I'm getting suspicious of you and her world renowned fruit cups!

No I can't otherwise she would be on 200 by now. I am a LNDTer most of the time and she is a sweetie. The least I could do for her Birthday. Blue and myself said we would get her a great present.

Only 4 more Lizards.

88 Sharmuta  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:33:34am

Fruitcup's about to hit +100

89 Dustyvet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:33:34am

YOUR FAMILY MIGHT BE TOO HOOAH IF,

* Your wife's two favorite shades of lipstick are light green and loam.
* You go to a barbecue and insist that your family feed in a tactical chow line at five meter intervals
* Before you hit the road on vacation you conduct rehearsals, back briefs, PCI, and cover your convoy checklist.
* Your children clear their hand receipt and housing before they go to college.
* Your wife has more jumps than most LTs in the company.
* Your kids call the yard their MWR area.
* You require your mechanic to replace the sandbags in your floorboard as a part of a tune-up.
* Your station wagon is equipped with blackout lights, OVE, OVM, and has to be properly dispatched.
* Your kids call their mother "Household 6."
* Your kids volunteer to pull air guard on the school bus.
* Your doorbell sounds off with the current challenge and password.
* Your house has sector sketches posted by every window.
* You give the command "Fix Bayonets" at Thanksgiving Dinner.
* Your kids show their meal cards at the kitchen door, except the oldest, who is on separate rations.
* You make your daughter sign out on pass on Prom Night.
* Your kindergartner calls recess "smoke break."
* Your wife calls foreplay "prepping the objective."
* Your wife conducts an AAR after sex.
* Your wife "takes a knee" in the checkout line at the Food Lion.
* You do your "back to school" shopping at the U.S. Cavalry store.
* Your kids call the tooth fairy "Slicky Boy."
* Your son fails the third grade but tells everyone he was a "phase three recycle."
* Your kids salute their grandparents.
* Your wife's "high-n-tight" is more squared away than your commander's.
* Your kids get a LES for their allowance.
* Your grandmother won "All American Week" and "Best Ranger."
* All your kids have names that start with AR, FM, TM, or DA Form.
* Your pick-up has your name stenciled on the windshield.
* Your kids are hand-receipt holders.
* Your older kids call the youngest one "Cherry."
* Your kids recite their ABCs phonetically.
* Your wife keeps Mermites in the China cabinet.
* You call your in-laws the "Slice Elements."
* Your dog's name is "Ranger."
* All your possessions are military issue.
* Your kids call their sandbox "NTC or CMTC"
* You have pull-up bars outside the kitchen door.
* Your daughter's first haircut was a flattop.
* Your kids pull fireguard.
* Your newborn's first words were "all OK Jumpmaster."
* The only channels you get are CNN, and ESPN.

90 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:34:08am

re: #88 Sharmuta

Fruitcup's about to hit +100

2 MORE

91 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:34:10am

re: #77 buzzsawmonkey

*blush* Ok, thanks.

If you don't mind subtitles and enjoy sick humor, Versus is pretty funny.

92 Dianna  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:34:41am

re: #37 Emerald

Anyone's Russian up to translating the caption?

Evidently not - I was standing in the lobby yesterday, listening to a man speaking Russian, and didn't understand one word.

The other day, Killgore Trout threw me a simple Latin phrase and I couldn't figure it out.

I think I've lost my last marble, at least on the language front.

Sorry.

93 redstateredneck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:35:16am

re: #87 Erik The Red

No I can't otherwise she would be on 200 by now. I am a LNDTer most of the time and she is a sweetie. The least I could do for her Birthday. Blue and myself said we would get her a great present.

Only 4 more Lizards.

Just don't go and tell her it's a ding for each year. Fruitcup up the side of the head might ensue.

94 Fluffy Bunny  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:35:51am

Synchronized aerobatics...twice as cool without the planes!

I hear it's being considered by the Olympic Committee/

95 Steve Rogers  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:36:14am

They're not flying. They are jumping for joy at Obama being the President of the United States.

96 That's Mr. President to you  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:36:30am

While I dine on Kobe Beef and Arugula salad with pine nuts on AF1 on my way to drop in on my bud Jay, let me point out something in this photo of the People's Liberation Army.

Notice that none of those fists are clenched?

Smart Diplomacy is clearly working.

97 doppelganglander  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:36:35am

re: #90 Erik The Red

2 MORE

Dang, I done dinged.

98 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:37:03am

re: #93 redstateredneck

Just don't go and tell her it's a ding for each year. Fruitcup up the side of the head might ensue.

ROTFLMAO. I was saving that chrip for tomorrows LNDT.

99 Sharmuta  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:37:10am

LGF ♥ Fruitcup

100 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:38:07am
101 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:38:12am

100.

HAPPY BIRTDAY littleoldlady. :)

102 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:39:51am

Liddy has asked those who received $100,000.00 or more in retention bonuses to give them back to the company.

103 Pullus Iulius  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:39:52am

I've seen it in the movies. These Chinese guys fly even better in slow motion. But what they're saying never matches the way their mouths move. That's the mysterious orient for you, I guess.

104 jorline  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:40:07am

re: #85 redstateredneck

Turduckens?

That only happens when one of these guys crawls inside another ones ass and the process is repeated a third time...would be interesting to watch a Chinese Turducken Mandarin Style.

105 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:40:56am

re: #101 Erik The Red

100.

HAPPY BIRTDAY littleoldlady. :)

Well done Lizards. I will now STFU. My task is done for tonight. Thank you.

106 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:41:16am

If these flying guys ever make it stateside, we're doomed without Jack Burton.

107 J.S.  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:41:52am

re: #102 MandyManners

half...

108 MikeAlv77  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:42:16am

re: #106 Lizard by the Bay

If these flying guys ever make it stateside, we're doomed without Jack Burton.

Except in this case it will be Big Trouble with Big China

109 brookly red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:43:04am

hurmph, is there a shot of the landing?

110 JohnnyReb  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:43:47am

re: #109 brookly red

hurmph, is there a shot of the landing?

I didn't get a huuuurrrmph outta that guy!

111 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:43:55am
112 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:43:57am

re: #102 MandyManners

Liddy has asked those who received $100,000.00 or more in retention bonuses to give them back to the company.

How many are going to lawyer up and say, come and take it?

113 redstateredneck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:44:07am

re: #104 jorline

That only happens when one of these guys crawls inside another ones ass and the process is repeated a third time...would be interesting to watch a Chinese Turducken Mandarin Style.

Turducken tastes like something crawled up the ass of something else. Me no like it.

114 jordash1212  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:45:04am

What's that guy in the middle doing? It looks like he got cold feet.

115 J.S.  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:45:24am

re: #112 CyanSnowHawk

It's a completely voluntary matter -- some have already complied (some have, according to Liddy, returned not just half, but 100 percent of their bonuses.)

116 sadatoni  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:45:36am

Up, up and away!

117 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:46:15am

Palin/Obama poll from a Hot Air

link.

118 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:46:26am

"So, uh, Egg. What is this, exactly?"

"Huuuuge Buzz."

119 jorline  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:47:00am

re: #113 redstateredneck

Turducken tastes like something crawled up the ass of something else. Me no like it.

I served one several years back to friends and family at Thanksgiving...didn't go over to well...lol

120 joncelli  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:47:06am

"Fame! I'm gonna live forever!"

121 Sharmuta  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:47:13am

re: #117 avanti

Palin/Obama poll from a Hot Air

link.

With or without the teleprompter?

122 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:47:17am

Well they finally invented a method to fly that is safe from stinger missles.
Now for the Stealth upgrade....

123 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:47:23am

That must be the photo of Sen. Specter asking GOPers stand by him during his troubling positions on the economy. Apparently Specter is considering running on the independent ticket if the GOP doesn't support him in the primaries.

124 yma o hyd  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:47:42am

re: #105 Erik The Red

Well done Lizards. I will now STFU. My task is done for tonight. Thank you.

Ye're a true gent, giving that nice birthday present to littleoldlady!

125 Dustyvet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:47:52am

re: #122 HoosierHoops

Well they finally invented a method to fly that is safe from stinger missles.
Now for the Stealth upgrade....

Hooah (hoo ah) adj., adv., n., v., conj., interj., excla. [Orig. unknown] Slang. 1. Referring to or meaning anything and everything except "no". 2. What to say when at a loss for words. 3.a. Good copy. b. Roger. c. Solid copy. d. Good. e. Great. f. Message received. g. Understood. h. Acknowledged. 4.a. Glad to meet you. b. Welcome. 5. "All right!" 6.a. I don't know the answer, but I'll check on it. b. I haven't the foggiest idea. 7. I am not listening. 8. "That is enough of your drivel; sit down!" 9. Yes. 10. "You've got to be kidding me!" 11. Thank you. 12. Go to the next slide. 13. You've taken the correct action. 14. I don't know what that means, but I'm too embarrassed to ask for clarification. 15. Squared away (He's pretty hooah.) 16. Amen!

126 Desert Dog  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:47:56am

re: #117 avanti

Palin/Obama poll from a Hot Air

link.

In a related poll, Obama's Teleprompter beats Obama the Person 2 to 1

127 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:48:19am

re: #107 J.S.

half...

THANKS!

128 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:48:19am
129 formercorpsman  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:48:26am

re: #123 lawhawk


That confirms he is actually concerned for his seat.

130 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:48:40am

re: #102 MandyManners

Liddy has asked those who received $100,000.00 or more in retention bonuses to give HALF back to the company.

131 Kragar  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:48:45am

Well, its the Pelvic thrust, which truly drives them insane.

132 joncelli  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:48:49am

re: #123 lawhawk

Christ, just retire already, Arlen. Make room for somebody else.

133 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:48:58am

re: #115 J.S.

It's a completely voluntary matter -- some have already complied (some have, according to Liddy, returned not just half, but 100 percent of their bonuses.)

Can you hear the sound of golden parachutes being deployed across the country yet?

134 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:49:01am

re: #112 CyanSnowHawk

How many are going to lawyer up and say, come and take it?

It was a request.

135 jorline  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:49:42am

re: #122 HoosierHoops

Well they finally invented a method to fly that is safe from stinger missles.
Now for the Stealth upgrade....

Is this stealth?

136 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:50:25am

re: #131 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

"I don't really like men who fly."

"I didn't make them for you!"

137 SasquatchOnSteroids  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:50:29am
138 JohnnyReb  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:51:49am

re: #129 formercorpsman

That confirms he is actually concerned for his seat.

Dodd is in the same boat here in CT. Polls already have ex-Rep Simmons(R) up by 2 points. Dodd is sweating bullets about 2010.

139 Desert Dog  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:51:57am

re: #137 SasquatchOnSteroids

Europe,Europe,Europe, when will you learn ?

Pro-Palestinian Supporters Enter French Supermarket And Remove Israeli Goods From Shelves.

Let's see them take all of the Palestinian goods from the shelves....oh wait, the Palis don't produce anything, nevermind.....

140 J.S.  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:52:03am

re: #133 CyanSnowHawk

I think this is on a global scale here (more rumors here that the global economy is tanking faster and further than originally expected...) A lot of the AIG bailout money also went to non-American banks (European ones, Bank of Montreal in Canada, etc.)

141 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:52:20am

Here's a pic

[Link: pics.livejournal.com...]

142 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:52:32am

re: #138 JohnnyReb

Dodd is in the same boat here in CT. Polls already have ex-Rep Simmons(R) up by 2 points. Dodd is sweating bullets about 2010.

His stimulus amendment should be enough to sink him in a campaign.

143 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:52:38am

re: #139 Desert Dog

Let's see them take all of the Palestinian goods from the shelves....oh wait, the Palis don't produce anything, nevermind.....

They produce one thing in abundance... more Palestinians.

144 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:53:32am

Buzzsaw: Didn't you do a parody of that song 'It's raining men' once?

145 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:53:40am
146 Raven1  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:54:07am

Those of you pink ladies have tried my patience, give up the signs or be forcibly removed! Chairman Liddy to the code pinkos just now.

147 Pullus Iulius  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:54:26am

Czechs realize that current US leadership has a spine of linguine and a head full of marshmallow fluff: Czechs halt US missile treaties.
/And maybe they know a communist when they see one.

148 brookly red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:54:30am

re: #139 Desert Dog

Let's see them take all of the Palestinian goods from the shelves....oh wait, the Palis don't produce anything, nevermind.....

Well, yes they do... & if you happen to find one on your supermarket shelve do not, repeat NOT touch it.

149 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:54:31am

PINKOS given ultimatum or risk getting kicked out of Congressional hearing room! Chairman threatens Code Pink idiots wearing AIG letters on their pink T shirts.

150 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:54:55am

re: #135 jorline

Is this stealth?

No youtube at work..I'll be checking it out tonight...
I had a wonderful Salad for work..Now I want to sleep..How are you?

151 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:55:03am

re: #145 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Oh noes, the animals r in on dis az well.

That's the Rhino enclosure at the San Diego Zoo, if I am not mistaken.

152 redstateredneck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:55:10am

re: #119 jorline

I served one several years back to friends and family at Thanksgiving...didn't go over to well...lol

Turd yucken if you ask me. But then, I don't like duck!

153 Thor-Zone  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:55:15am

Once each day Charles provides the opportunity for all of us to laugh a little. Thank you Charles!

154 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:56:11am

re: #149 alegrias

PINKOS given ultimatum or risk getting kicked out of Congressional hearing room! Chairman threatens Code Pink idiots wearing AIG letters on their pink T shirts.

Funny. The pinkos thought it was their government now. They can't believe that even the Dems they helped elect now think they're useless annoyances.

155 JohnnyReb  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:56:30am

re: #142 CyanSnowHawk

His stimulus amendment should be enough to sink him in a campaign.

He is still sinking like a rock from that Countrywide thing. He still has not come clean from that. I suspect in 2010 CT will have at least one Repub senator.

156 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:57:05am

re: #154 Lizard by the Bay

Funny. The pinkos thought it was their government now. They can't believe that even the Dems they helped elect now think they're useless annoyances.

Next to the definition of "useful idiots" in the dictionary is a photograph of them.

157 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:57:09am

re: #143 Lizard by the Bay

They produce one thing in abundance... more Palestinians.

And plenty of human-caused disaster causers.

158 Raven1  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:57:16am

Barney Frank keeps mentioning retaining bonersus.

159 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:57:27am

Gee - Look who's face is plastered at the website of the Office of Management and Budget.

[Link: www.whitehouse.gov...]

Odd.

/ That one's for you Avanti - when are you going to concede that your sainted one Obama is a cad?

160 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:57:28am

Barney Frank asking AIG's federally-mandated guardian, Mr. Liddy, stupid questions and pretending to find the "real killer", like OJ.

161 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:58:05am

re: #149 alegrias

PINKOS given ultimatum or risk getting kicked out of Congressional hearing room! Chairman threatens Code Pink idiots wearing AIG letters on their pink T shirts.

So they're Man U fans?

162 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:58:07am

re: #158 Raven1

Barney Frank keeps mentioning retaining bonersus.

He should seek medical attention for that. They say it on all the commercials for ED products.

163 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:58:16am

re: #147 Pullus Iulius

Czechs realize that current US leadership has a spine of linguine and a head full of marshmallow fluff: Czechs halt US missile treaties.
/And maybe they know a communist when they see one.

We don't need allies like that!

We need Syria and Iran on our side!

/

164 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:58:37am

re: #158 Raven1

Barney Frank keeps mentioning retaining bonersus.

I can't understand what the asshat is saying. TAKE the cottonwool out of your mouth. ASSHOLE

165 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:58:47am

re: #151 CyanSnowHawk

That's the Rhino enclosure at the San Diego Zoo, if I am not mistaken.

They're already here! ! ! !

166 IslandLibertarian  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:58:53am

Barack Obama’s next international challenge will be the Flying Chinese Militia.

This is not something to laugh at. These guys are tough as nails, have no regard for human life and number in the millions.
Remember what Morrison said:
"You've got the guns, but we've got the numbers."
(yeah, I know the double meaning)

167 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:59:00am
168 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:59:12am
169 jorline  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:59:16am

Screw these UN-Holes!

White House objects to UN calling US 'deadbeat'

The White House objected Thursday to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's description of the United States as a "deadbeat" donor to the world body.

Ban used the phrase Wednesday during a private meeting with lawmakers at the Capitol, one day after he met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

The United States pays 22 percent of the organization's nearly $5 billion operating budget but is perennially late paying its dues.


U.N. Official Accuses U.S. of Demonizing Ahmadinejad

"I don't think anyone can doubt that in our part of the world ... (President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad has been demonized," he said. "The United States has been in the business of the demonization of people forever and the canonization of the worst of dictators."

Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, a Roman Catholic priest from Nicaragua with openly leftist views, also reiterated that the more he thinks about the conditions that Israel imposes on the Palestinians, the more he tends "to think about apartheid."

Miguel must be on Jimmy Carter's email list.

170 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:59:17am

re: #161 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

So they're Man U fans?

* * * *

Would any real Man U fan be interested in these weird women? I seriously doubt it.

171 SasquatchOnSteroids  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:59:41am

re: #164 Erik The Red

I can't understand what the asshat is saying. TAKE the cottonwool out of your mouth. ASSHOLE

Sounds like an old lady with her teeth still in the jar.

172 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:59:44am

re: #159 karmic_inquisitor

Gee - Look who's face is plastered at the website of the Office of Management and Budget.

[Link: www.whitehouse.gov...]

Odd.

/ That one's for you Avanti - when are you going to concede that your sainted one Obama is a cad?

pimf - "whose"

173 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:59:57am

re: #162 CyanSnowHawk

He should seek medical attention for that. They say it on all the commercials for ED products.

He is a raging dick, that's for sure.

174 jcm  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:00:35am

re: #139 Desert Dog

Let's see them take all of the Palestinian goods from the shelves....oh wait, the Palis don't produce anything, nevermind.....

You racist ignorant buffoon!

The noble Palestinian People oppression by the illegitimate Zionist State produce rockets, suicide bombers, and cute characters which are horribly massacred by the Zionists!

Don't you know anything?

/ISM moonbat.......

175 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:00:38am
176 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:00:55am

re: #155 JohnnyReb

He is still sinking like a rock from that Countrywide thing. He still has not come clean from that. I suspect in 2010 CT will have at least one Repub senator.

Will Massachusetts get rid of that fatuous fucker Frank?

177 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:01:06am

Great, now we'll have to put all of AIG's employees in the federal witness protection program.

Barney Frank encouraged these businesses to make loans to people who couldn't pay, and now tells them to man up when their lives are threatened.

178 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:01:15am

re: #170 alegrias

* * * *

Would any real Man U fan be interested in these weird women? I seriously doubt it.

REDS

179 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:01:25am

re: #176 MandyManners

Will Massachusetts get rid of that fatuous fucker Frank?

FInally?

180 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:01:40am
181 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:02:40am

re: #177 alegrias

Great, now we'll have to put all of AIG's employees in the federal witness protection program.

Barney Frank encouraged these businesses to make loans to people who couldn't pay, and now tells them to man up when their lives are threatened.

Barney Frank will take care of the AIG execs right after he gets that wascally wabbit.

182 Raven1  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:02:53am

re: #176 MandyManners

Will Massachusetts get rid of that fatuous fucker Frank?

There's a new frank at Fenway Park. If you don't like it,you can shove it up your a$$.

183 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:02:57am

re: #171 SasquatchOnSteroids

Sounds like an old lady with her teeth still in the jar.

* * * *
Barney Frank's sister Anne ___________ sounds the same as Barney. She supported Hillary I think, and is a longtime Democrat powerhouse.

184 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:02:57am

re: #176 MandyManners

Actually Mandy gave us a new "shortcut" - now we can call him F3.

185 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:03:21am

re: #173 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

He is a raging dick, that's for sure.

He would love one.

186 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:03:27am

re: #117 avanti

Palin/Obama poll from a Hot Air

link.

I would vote for Vanessa Redgrave's excrement before voting for Obama.

Having a lump of crap hold the office of POTUS for 4 years would do less damage to the country than Obama has done in his first 50 days.

187 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:03:39am
188 Raven1  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:03:44am

i meant to say it is a Barney Frank.

189 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:04:12am

re: #180 Iron Fist

Good luck with that. Specter is nothing but an oxygen-thief, anyway. If he wants to leave the party, we'll just have to try and get over our hurt feelings. It's not like he voted with us or something.

Such a cool name though. It's a pity that he didn't take to wearing long flowing robes and carrying a Persian cat around while advancing a conservative agenda using a soft voice that just had to be obeyed.

190 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:04:50am

re: #184 Chicago Blonde

Actually Mandy gave us a new "shortcut" - now we can call him F3.

Or F3. Or F cube.

191 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:04:59am

re: #159 karmic_inquisitor

Gee - Look who's face is plastered at the website of the Office of Management and Budget.

[Link: www.whitehouse.gov...]

Odd.

/ That one's for you Avanti - when are you going to concede that your sainted one Obama is a cad?

You lost me, it's Peter Orszag and Obama or is it a different picture ?

192 jorline  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:06:32am

re: #184 Chicago Blonde

Actually Mandy gave us a new "shortcut" - now we can call him F3.

If he's stealth and you can't seem to get rid of him...CTL/ALT Delete the MF...lol

193 Thor-Zone  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:06:51am

re: #176 MandyManners

Will Massachusetts get rid of that fatuous fucker Frank?

Mandy...You gotta be kidding.....Its Massachusetts.....Barney Frank is in there until he dies.

194 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:07:20am

re: #187 buzzsawmonkey

Almost certainly not; he's powerful now.

So's Dodd but, his numbers are going down.

195 joncelli  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:07:31am

re: #189 CyanSnowHawk

Such a cool name though. It's a pity that he didn't take to wearing long flowing robes and carrying a Persian cat around while advancing a conservative agenda using a soft voice that just had to be obeyed.


"Meeester Bond, once again you frustrate my plans."

196 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:07:39am

This poor Liddy getting grilled by Congress right now, was appointed to clean up AIG a couple months ago, and sounds like a decent smart man doing an impossible task.

It would be cool if Liddy told Congress they started this mess, enacting permissive financial requirements beginning with Carter and on through the years.

197 JohnnyReb  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:07:40am

re: #166 IslandLibertarian

Barack Obama’s next international challenge will be the Flying Chinese Militia.

This is not something to laugh at. These guys are tough as nails, have no regard for human life and number in the millions.
Remember what Morrison said:
"You've got the guns, but we've got the numbers."
(yeah, I know the double meaning)

The Germans found that out in WWII when they invaded Russia. As Stalin said: "Quantity has a quality all it's own".

198 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:07:50am

re: #193 Thor-Zone

Mandy...You gotta be kidding.....Its Massachusetts.....Barney Frank is in there until he dies.

I don't know what I was thinking.

199 Lincolntf  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:08:31am

re: #193 Thor-Zone

Yeah, he's got a lock on both the Soccer Moms and the Hot Bottom Dads. He can't lose.

200 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:08:50am

re: #198 MandyManners

I don't know what I was thinking.

You were being rational. Doesn't work there apparently.

201 SasquatchOnSteroids  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:08:58am

re: #168 buzzsawmonkey

I assume these are those pesky French youths we hear about occasionally.
Yes, that it was even permitted is stupefying.
Don't know what they were whistling, I'm sure it wasn't anything positive.

202 Thor-Zone  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:09:13am

re: #186 karmic_inquisitor

I would vote for Vanessa Redgrave's excrement before voting for Obama.

Having a lump of crap hold the office of POTUS for 4 years would do less damage to the country than Obama has done in his first 50 days.


The big O sure has spent the bucks in the last 2 months. We will have no money when 4 years is up.

203 Ojoe  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:09:46am
204 Emperor Norton  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:09:55am

These Chinese soldiers are simply demonstrating Mao's Great Leap Forward.

205 realwest  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:10:14am

Well it's been grand you all, but I gotta go now! Hope you all have a great day and that I get the chance to see you all down the road.

206 Sharmuta  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:10:26am

re: #203 Ojoe

Reminds me of CHicKEN RUN

Feather kittens.

207 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:10:49am

re: #205 realwest

Well it's been grand you all, but I gotta go now! Hope you all have a great day and that I get the chance to see you all down the road.

* *
Yes Sir, Real!

208 redstateredneck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:11:18am

re: #183 alegrias

* * * *
Barney Frank's sister Anne ___________ sounds the same as Barney. She supported Hillary I think, and is a longtime Democrat powerhouse.

Her name was Anne Frank?

209 Killer Tomato  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:11:20am

re: #176 MandyManners

Will Massachusetts get rid of that fatuous fucker Frank?


Get rid of him? He's not finished yet!

East Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Savings Bank.
Bad or delinquent loans?
Zero.
Foreclosures?
None.
Money set aside in 2008 for anticipated loan losses?
Nothing.
The bank even squeaked out a profit of $87,000. And its Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 31.6 percent, or more than three times higher than many community banks in Massachusetts.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. recently slapped East Bridgewater Savings with a rare “needs to improve” rating after evaluating the bank under the Community Reinvestment Act.

So thanks to Barney, this bank that needs no bailout is now getting pushed to make some of the same kinds of loans that got us in the meltdown in the first place.

210 godfrey  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:11:46am

Roxana Siberi, a US citizen and journalist, is still being held in Iran without charges filed. Why? Initial reports indicated that she’d been arrested for buying a bottle of wine.

Send the following message to Iran@un.int (a handy address to have):

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
c/o Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations

Dear Mr. President,

We, the friends and colleagues of freelance journalist Roxana Saberi, express our deep concern about her arrest and detention. Saberi, a U.S. citizen who has lived in Iran for six years, has been held without charge since the end of January.

We urge you to immediately investigate the details of her case and call on you to use all measures afforded you as president to ensure that Saberi has access to an attorney and receives due process.

We ask that the charges against her are made public. If no charges are filed, we urge you to ensure that she is released immediately.

Sincerely,

Thanks. Her father says the days ahead are critical.

211 Buck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:11:59am

OT: "Kindle and Kindle 2 electronic-book readers infringe on patents held by Discovery"

Discovery Communications is suing Amazon.com over its Kindle and Kindle 2 electronic-book readers because it says the devices infringe on patents held by Discovery founder John Hendricks that are related to the delivery of digital content. "The Kindle and Kindle 2 are important and popular content-delivery systems," said Discovery general counsel Joseph LaSala Jr. "We believe they infringe [upon] our intellectual-property rights and that we are entitled to fair compensation."

212 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:12:32am

(((Realwest))) Have a great day!

213 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:12:56am

Anyone know what is the record for + dings on a comment is?

214 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:13:05am
215 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:13:06am

Gary Ackerman the dem congressman from NY thinks the AIG bonuses are the only problem in America, the thing causing America the most pain right now!

Umm, no! Being led by Marxists is my worst pain right now.

And Ackerman is promising AIG worse pain than waterboarding if they don't give back the bonuses right now. What a totalitarian!

216 calcajun  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:13:56am

It's....


Mao Ze Dung's Flying Circus


217 Ojoe  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:14:15am

re: #214 buzzsawmonkey

No computers were harmed in the making of Chicken Run, either.

218 jorline  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:14:20am

Coming to your neighborhood soon with money and cigarettes.

ACORN to Play Role in 2010 Census

How many live in your home...Que?
OK, you're answer is 15...next question.

Get out those erasers and redraw the lines.

219 Desert Dog  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:15:04am

re: #174 jcm

You racist ignorant buffoon!

The noble Palestinian People oppression by the illegitimate Zionist State produce rockets, suicide bombers, and cute characters which are horribly massacred by the Zionists!

Don't you know anything?

/ISM moonbat.......

Sorry, I will fall under a bulldozer to make amends

220 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:15:07am
221 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:15:28am

This will drive the code pink types nuts, expanding the strikes in Pakistan :

link

222 Kreuzueber Halbmond  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:15:29am

Navigation is the key.

223 jorline  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:16:07am

re: #220 buzzsawmonkey

And booze. Don't forget the booze.

Check...booze.

224 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:17:14am

re: #191 avanti

You lost me, it's Peter Orszag and Obama or is it a different picture ?

Last night you posted that Obama was not behind the "Make The Wounded Pay Plan" but that the Office of Management and Budget was behind it.

Well the OMB is part of the White House, and the two guys in the picture set budget policy.

No escape - Obama is pushing the plan.

Reprehensible and indefensible.

225 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:17:31am

re: #213 Erik The Red

Anyone know what is the record for + dings on a comment is?

Positive or negative? I remember a -116 once. Couldn't remember when or who, though.

226 Conservative in Liberal Hands  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:18:21am

"Barack Obama’s next international challenge will be the Flying Chinese Militia."

And these are the ones to do it...

Gary Knell, president and CEO of Sesame Workshop and Sesame Street's Elmo and Rosita, speaks with Elmo and Rosita during the screening of "Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change," a Sesame Street special, at the Pentagon, March 18, 2009. Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization, has spent the past two years creating materials to help military families with young children cope with deployments, homecomings and changes. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen

227 subsailor68  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:18:29am

Well isn't this precious:

Fannie plans bonuses of up to $611K for 4 execs

Also says Freddie has a similar plan.

Hey Barney - nice job there you buffoon.

228 Killian Bundy  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:18:54am

So, these assclowns on the TV asking questions are supposed to be some kind of banking committee?

/shouldn't they know something about banking?

229 UncleRancher  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:19:04am

Speaking of "photos of the day", I do not recall ANY coverage of the gift from the People of Russia to the USA of the Teardrop Monument.

Did the most competent news organizations of the world miss this one, or did I just miss the coverage?

230 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:19:10am

re: #225 Lizard by the Bay

Positive or negative? I remember a -116 once. Couldn't remember when or who, though.

+ive. lol has 112. Wonder if that is a record?

231 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:19:43am

re: #218 jorline

Coming to your neighborhood soon with money and cigarettes.

ACORN to Play Role in 2010 Census

How many live in your home...Que?
OK, you're answer is 15...next question.

Get out those erasers and redraw the lines.

* * * *
Also, instate tuition vouchers, or hell, free college degrees. Si Se Puede con Pelosi & Obama.

232 Dianna  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:19:51am

re: #227 subsailor68

Well isn't this precious:

Fannie plans bonuses of up to $611K for 4 execs

Also says Freddie has a similar plan.

Hey Barney - nice job there you buffoon.

That's why our attention is being directed to AIG!

233 brookly red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:20:35am

re: #228 Killian Bundy

So, these assclowns on the TV asking questions are supposed to be some kind of banking committee?

/shouldn't they know something about banking?

/ they know that it is bad, what else do they need to know. (spit)

234 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:20:57am

re: #229 UncleRancher

I didn't hear about it either.

235 scuba mom  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:21:02am

sounds like the "palestinian" national anthem to me...

[Link: www.nationalanthems.us...]

had to download it to hear but.....

236 Dianna  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:21:02am

re: #228 Killian Bundy

So, these assclowns on the TV asking questions are supposed to be some kind of banking committee?

/shouldn't they know something about banking?

No. They're elected representatives. Their jobs consist of posturing and playing gotcha games.

Actually knowing anything is the job of the staff.

237 gmsc  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:21:47am

re: #211 Buck

OT: "Kindle and Kindle 2 electronic-book readers infringe on patents held by Discovery"

The owner of the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and TLC said the e-books copyright protection technology used by Amazon had been developed by John Hendricks, its founder, as part of his work in the 1990s on the delivery of digital content.

They're using unauthorized copyrighted copyright protection?

238 Rednek  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:21:49am
239 subsailor68  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:21:56am

re: #232 Dianna

That's why our attention is being directed to AIG!

Hmm...good point. Wonder if all those folks out there watching Liddy of AIG will ever figure out that it was Fannie and Freddie who actually started all this b.s.?

240 jorline  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:22:17am

re: #231 alegrias

* * * *
Also, instate tuition vouchers, or hell, free college degrees. Si Se Puede con Pelosi & Obama.

Eso es muy bueno...gracias!

241 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:22:23am
242 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:22:40am

re: #224 karmic_inquisitor

Last night you posted that Obama was not behind the "Make The Wounded Pay Plan" but that the Office of Management and Budget was behind it.

Well the OMB is part of the White House, and the two guys in the picture set budget policy.

No escape - Obama is pushing the plan.

Reprehensible and indefensible.

If you had followed my comments from the start CBO came up with the plan, OMB is considering it, and BHO will reject it, probably tomorrow. If not, you'll be rid of me.

243 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:22:44am

Testing avatar

244 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:23:35am

BTW-

Even though the Democrats in Congress -

(1) voted themselves pay raises while the economy collapsed,
(2) have set themselves up with huge donation streams from Wall Street
(3) have actually placed into law measures to protect AIG bonuses
(4) receive all sorts of pork and perks, including cushy loan deals like the one Chris Dodd created with Countrywide, and
(5) architected the financial collapse of mortgages through the Community Reinvestment Act and foiled reform at FNMA

We must remember that, so far, none of them have been caught sending lurid messages to same sex congressional aides nor have any gotten caught in any airport bathroom sex stings.

So they, the Democrats, are clearly not guilty of any "culture of corruption" that the eeeeevil Republicans are.

The country is in the best of hands.

/

245 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:23:44am

re: #243 HoosierHoops

Testing avatar

When I click on it, I see me some soldiers! :)

246 Big Steve  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:23:45am

I see even Maureen Dowd is making fun of the teleprompter....No Boiled Carrots

247 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:23:50am

re: #240 jorline

Eso es muy bueno...gracias!

* * *
It's all free in America--including the fertility treatments--out of your pocket!

248 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:23:58am

Most people's eyes are not on ACORN or the census or GIVE, FCBBHO's mandatory service plan. What about taking the guns away from the pilots?

What else are most not heeding during this week?

249 MikeAlv77  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:24:07am

re: #238 Rednek

Pakistani Gang-rape victim gets married

The sad part is the quote in the article that casually says that muslims are allowed up to 4 wives.. (except good old Mo who could have as many as he wanted...)

250 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:24:14am
251 jorline  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:24:14am

re: #243 HoosierHoops

Testing avatar

Good avatar, Hoopster.

252 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:24:41am

re: #238 Rednek

That's heart-breaking. Poor woman goes through all that and then gets to be a second wife.

253 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:25:33am

re: #245 Chicago Blonde

When I click on it, I see me some soldiers! :)


It's my kid and his best friend in the Marines taking a break kicking butt in Fallujah last year.

254 yma o hyd  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:26:23am

re: #243 HoosierHoops

Testing avatar

Excellent!
It worked - is one of them you?

255 Desert Dog  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:26:32am

re: #238 Rednek

Pakistani Gang-rape victim gets married

She was raped as punishment by one tribe because someone in her tribe had an affair with someone in the other tribe and there was some kind of molestation involved in there someone. But, someone else came along and married her, even though he is already married.

Whew, I see a script in that scenario....perhaps a new Pakistani Soap Opera: As The Turban Turns? All of My Children (and Wives)?

256 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:26:38am

re: #243 HoosierHoops

Testing avatar

Clear your cache.

257 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:26:39am

re: #253 HoosierHoops

You can tell your son and his friend that a Lizard in Chicago says thank you.

258 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:26:43am
259 Killian Bundy  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:26:47am

Wow, companies pay employee bonuses, who knew?

/apparently capitalism is a criminal offense now

260 Bubblehead II  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:27:05am
261 Killer Tomato  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:27:15am

I hope they bring Fava Beans and a nice Chianti...

President Barack Obama's supporters will knock on doors this week to build public support for his record $3.55 trillion budget, in the first test of a grassroots group built from his army of campaign volunteers.

In an e-mail message on Monday, a former Obama campaign official asked volunteers to gather signatures from neighbors who support the budget and to tell their congressional representatives to pass it.

Ding-Dong!

262 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:27:56am

re: #258 buzzsawmonkey

I got 112 for the first posting of "A Modern Liberal Democrat."

Link please I would love to read it.

263 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:27:59am

re: #259 Killian Bundy

Wow, companies pay employee bonuses, who knew?

/apparently capitalism is a criminal offense now

It's going that way. Expect to see the Equalization of Opportunity Act any day now.

264 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:28:07am

re: #234 Chicago Blonde

I didn't hear about it either.

I'm in Jersey and I didn't hear about. Then again our 'newspaper' is the Star-Ledger, therefore, I refuse to buy it.
BTW, nice avatar. It is very Georgia O'Keefesque.

265 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:28:08am

re: #242 avanti

If you had followed my comments from the start CBO came up with the plan, OMB is considering it, and BHO will reject it, probably tomorrow. If not, you'll be rid of me.

I don't want to be rid of you.

i want you to admit that this man is a cretin.

I was lectured by Democrats for 8 years about how Bush and Republicans could never admit a wrong, even though we did and still do.

But Obamatons are truly pathetic. This should be a litmus issue for you. this should have you enraged.

And if you bothered to read the whole thread (as I have) you would find multiple links demonstrating that, as of 2 dyas ago, Obama was supporting the plan. Explicitly.

Again - indefensible.

So don't go when he goes through with this. Simply admit that Obama is wrong. Morally wrong. How on earth can any veteran support having the wounded pay for their own treatment? Unconscionable.

266 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:28:20am

re: #174 jcm

You racist ignorant buffoon!

The noble Palestinian People oppression by the illegitimate Zionist State produce rockets, suicide bombers, and cute characters which are horribly massacred by the Zionists!

Don't you know anything?

/ISM moonbat.......

Yes, of course they had to destroy those greenhouses! The Zionists poisoned everything with Jew cooties!

/Egyptian cleric

267 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:28:32am
the Flying Chinese Militia

Hurry up, don't be slow
Ready, set, here we go
Wen, Li, Ming and Hong...
Tinkerbell, come on!
Hurry up and follow me 'cause soon I will be gone
I'm flyyyyyinnnnng

-Peter Tai-Pan

268 Dreader1962  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:28:53am

This reminds me of reading a drill sergeant's counseling statement to a recruit complaining of his 'bad altitude'.

269 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:28:57am
270 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:29:08am

re: #256 Erik The Red

Clear your cache.


I prefer to spent cache.. :)
Hi Erik! How was your St. Paddy's day?

271 Kragar  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:29:29am

re: #261 Killer Tomato

I hope they bring Fava Beans and a nice Chianti...


Ding-Dong!

Any Obamaton showing up at my place is gonna be in for a really nasty time

272 lobo91  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:29:31am

re: #242 avanti

If you had followed my comments from the start CBO came up with the plan, OMB is considering it, and BHO will reject it, probably tomorrow. If not, you'll be rid of me.

And why didn't he reject it when the head of the American Legion brought it up during their face-to-face meeting on Monday, instead of telling him that he and the heads of the other veterans' groups needed to come up with an alternative plan?

Or are you claiming that the head of the American Legion lied about what was said during the meeting?

273 Dustyvet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:29:57am

MANUFACTURED OUTRAGE

So now it appears that President Obama knew all about those AIG bonuses - in time to do something about them.


[Link: www.nypost.com...]

274 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:30:07am

re: #260 Bubblehead II

Annefrance holds the record at -482

I remember that.
I don't know how. But I do

275 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:30:22am

re: #264 ilzito guacamolito

Thank you! I've always loved O'Keefe's work.

What I dream of is a large print of Boticelli's Birth of Venus, but I've accepted how screwy and out-of-place it would work in our casual, "blue jeans" house. :)

276 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:30:30am

re: #243 HoosierHoops

Testing avatar

I'm clickin' it, lovin' it and updingin' it!

277 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:30:43am

re: #258 buzzsawmonkey

I got 112 for the first posting of "A Modern Liberal Democrat."

We were all just humoring you.

278 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:30:47am

U.S. Muslim Coalition Considers Suspending Relations With FBI

A coalition* of major national Islamic organizations today announced that it is considering suspending outreach relations with the FBI, citing recent incidents in which American mosques and Muslim groups have been targeted.
....
The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) wrote in a recent statement, headlined "FBI Losing Partnership with American Muslim Community" - "Trust is the cornerstone of any partnership between law enforcement and communities. It can only be established and maintained through clear and open communication. Without this, trust is eroded and suspicions arise on all sides. This clearly does not serve anyone's interests... It is now up to the FBI and law enforcement agencies to re-engage with the Muslim American community, and re-build trust and respect."

Bwahahhahaaa!

279 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:31:07am
280 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:31:39am

re: #269 buzzsawmonkey

I am the very model of a Modern Liberal Democrat.

OMG, that should be in a Lizard Hall of Fame.

281 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:31:44am

re: #274 Erik The Red

I remember that.
I don't know how. But I do

The same way you remember a painful medical procedure - she was so bloody annoying.

282 Killian Bundy  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:32:12am

Geez, this guy's running AIG for no money as a favor to the government.

/he should just stand up, give these assclowns a hearty [expletive deleted] off, and walk out

283 Eowyn2  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:32:27am

where are the drums?

284 debutaunt  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:32:31am

re: #123 lawhawk

That must be the photo of Sen. Specter asking GOPers stand by him during his troubling positions on the economy. Apparently Specter is considering running on the independent ticket if the GOP doesn't support him in the primaries.

The Respecticle of himself Party?

285 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:32:34am
286 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:33:01am

re: #269 buzzsawmonkey

I am the very model of a Modern Liberal Democrat.

Would be 113 if I could up ding it. Nice.

287 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:33:29am

BBIAB.

288 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:33:41am

re: #280 CyanSnowHawk

OMG, that should be in a Lizard Hall of Fame.

It's a shame it's closed to further updinging.

289 gmsc  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:33:45am

re: #282 Killian Bundy

Geez, this guy's running AIG for no money as a favor to the government.

/he should just stand up, give these assclowns a hearty [expletive deleted] off, and walk out

He should shrug?

290 Buck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:34:00am

re: #261 Killer Tomato

Isn't it a bit backwards for the government to get a petition going?

?

291 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:34:25am
292 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:34:26am

re: #275 Chicago Blonde

Thank you! I've always loved O'Keefe's work.

What I dream of is a large print of Boticelli's Birth of Venus, but I've accepted how screwy and out-of-place it would work in our casual, "blue jeans" house. :)

So it is O'Keefe? I have never seen that one if it is.

293 Eowyn2  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:34:34am

re: #213 Erik The Red

Anyone know what is the record for + dings on a comment is?

No but it probably belongs to Buzzsawmonkey.

294 jcm  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:34:52am

re: #273 Dustyvet

MANUFACTURED OUTRAGE

So now it appears that President Obama knew all about those AIG bonuses - in time to do something about them.

[Link: www.nypost.com...]

AIG.....

Alinsky rule #12.

295 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:34:53am

re: #270 HoosierHoops

I prefer to spent cache.. :)
Hi Erik! How was your St. Paddy's day?

Very quite. Spent at home. I love my booze but can't party to hard because of my business:( I hope I can fix that when I get back to the US.

296 redstateredneck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:34:57am

re: #274 Erik The Red

I remember that.
I don't know how. But I do

That's right. I knew it was a crazy bitch.

297 FrogMarch  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:34:57am
298 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:34:59am

These democrats want heads to roll--but won't address it was DEMS who forced businesses to make bad decisions.

And who invented credit debt swaps and other weird financial products?re: #282 Killian Bundy

Geez, this guy's running AIG for no money as a favor to the government.

/he should just stand up, give these assclowns a hearty [expletive deleted] off, and walk out

* * * *
He worked for Allstate & came out of retirement to do this task the government asked him to do, for free!

He should give these inquisitors who have dirty hands, the finger!

299 UberInfidel67  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:35:21am

re: #117 avanti Ya know, I usually sit here and shake my head when you try to engage in an honest debate and someone disses you or calls you names. But after that little bit of dickfuckery....I am considering changing my position.

300 Bubblehead II  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:35:32am

re: #274 Erik The Red

Because is was one hell of a ding fest that night. :-)

301 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:36:17am

re: #290 Buck

Isn't it a bit backwards for the government to get a petition going?

?

Our President is a "community organizer". They live as perpetual underdogs and victims of white government. Obama is still so deeply entrenched in this mindset, no one can tell him that he actually is "The Man" now.

302 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:36:21am

re: #279 buzzsawmonkey

Well, it worked.

Like I always say, if you can't appreciate good humor, try Mr. Frosty.

303 Dianna  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:36:28am

re: #239 subsailor68

Hmm...good point. Wonder if all those folks out there watching Liddy of AIG will ever figure out that it was Fannie and Freddie who actually started all this b.s.?

No.

Fannie and Freddie are government, and they're friendly! It's even worse, of course: Fannie and Freddie didn't start it, government started us down this course.

Particularly the House Banking Committee - and some of its current members! - bear a great deal of the responsibility.

304 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:36:31am

OT - (I guess), but I just got here and I have been a little busy lately, and have not been on LGF as much.

Looking over some of the recent threads, and listening to what I have on the news etc. can anyone here tell me that we are not operating in the mode of a PLUTOCRACY?

I have been ranting this for MONTHS, and every time that some new piece of bullshit hits the news, it only further proves my point.

I won't even go into what I think about the solutions.

305 Diamond Bullet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:37:07am

re: #278 Killgore Trout

U.S. Muslim Coalition Considers Suspending Relations With FBI


Bwahahhahaaa!

The FBI probably won't even notice the difference between their "cooperation" and when they "suspend relations".

306 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:37:09am

re: #272 lobo91

And why didn't he reject it when the head of the American Legion brought it up during their face-to-face meeting on Monday, instead of telling him that he and the heads of the other veterans' groups needed to come up with an alternative plan?

Or are you claiming that the head of the American Legion lied about what was said during the meeting?

Well, if he ever had the idea that he'd consider such a lame idea, it's long gone, it even got John Stewart attention.

link.

307 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:37:17am

re: #295 Erik The Red

Very quite. Spent at home. I love my booze but can't party to hard because of my business:( I hope I can fix that when I get back to the US.

QUIET.

PIMF

308 subsailor68  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:37:17am

Well here's at least a little bit of good news:

DOD: Upon Further Review, Spent Military Brass Will Be Sold

A lizard (sorry can't remember who) posted a link the other day to a piece about the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) and the decision to mutilate small arms cartridge brass, rather than sell it (as they had done in the past).

The link above indicates that they've "re-thought" the policy, and used brass may once again be sold.

309 Dustyvet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:37:27am

Video: Jon Stewart rips Obama on wounded-vet policy


STEWART: You know the veterans? The men and women who risk their lives defending our country? They’re about yay tall, wear green… sometimes tan. They’re this brave. Well, when they get injured, you know who foots the bill? You. The taxpayer. It’s incredibly… fair.

That’s why it struck me as a little odd when I read that one of the money saving proposals from the Obama administration was to remove veterans with private insurance plans from the V.A. rolls. So I guess what the government is saying is that if you still need a little rehab after you got that leg blown off in Iraq, the government will cover you! Unless your wife as a little COBRA left over from her substitute teaching gig. In that case, you’re going to have to go with her and the whole deductible thing. Unless, of course, your spouse is in Congress, and then you can get their sweet, sweet government plan.

I’ve got some other ideas they might want to try out to save a little money in the military. How about sponsored commendations? For your service, I offer you the Frito Lay Medal of Honor. Here’s another one… how about actual Navy seals? [A picture is shown of a Sea World seal with a sailor hat on.] People would totally pay to see that! Or how about the Arlington National Cemetery and Water Park?

WHAT THE F*&K ARE YOU GUYS THINKING!? Veterans having to use their private insurance to pay for their combat related injuries? THAT CAN’T BE RIGHT.


[Link: hotair.com...]

310 brookly red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:37:47am

re: #301 Lizard by the Bay

Our President is a "community organizer". They live as perpetual underdogs and victims of white government. Obama is still so deeply entrenched in this mindset, no one can tell him that he actually is "The Man" now.

Brilliant.

311 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:37:57am
312 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:38:32am

re: #306 avanti

Well, if he ever had the idea that he'd consider such a lame idea, it's long gone, it even got John Stewart attention.

link.

Good to know that late night show hosts are now setting policy. I suppose tonights visit with Jay Leno is a cabinet meeting then.

313 Conservative in Liberal Hands  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:38:36am

re: #304 Walter L. Newton

Glad to hear that you've been busy - profitably so, I hope!

I think it's a matter of "elected for life" - at least on the part of both the Congress and Senate. Question... how do we throw out the bums?

314 Ben Hur  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:38:57am

This picture is waaay more disturbing.

Image: r2538205770.jpg

315 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:38:59am
316 Killer Tomato  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:39:11am

re: #290 Buck

Isn't it a bit backwards for the government to get a petition going?

?

I don't know if you watched the video, but the explanation was that there's so much entrenched opposition in DC, a message needs to be sent that 'we' support Obama's budget....
Frankly, I find the continual collection of names, addresses and emails to be more than a little creepy... bordering on alarming.

317 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:39:32am

re: #308 subsailor68

Well here's at least a little bit of good news:

DOD: Upon Further Review, Spent Military Brass Will Be Sold

So how much will an exhausted Lieutenant Colonel go for, anyway?

318 Dreader1962  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:40:33am

re: #89 Dustyvet

QUOTE
* Your newborn's first words were "all OK Jumpmaster."

Of course, in my unit every now and then we would yell 'All OK dumb bastard!'

We were pretty informal...

319 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:40:38am

I love it that Rush is referring to the one as TOTUS now.

320 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:41:06am

re: #316 Killer Tomato

I don't know if you watched the video, but the explanation was that there's so much entrenched opposition in DC, a message needs to be sent that 'we' support Obama's budget....
Frankly, I find the continual collection of names, addresses and emails to be more than a little creepy... bordering on alarming.

* * * *
Making "enemies lists" is what they do. And they said Nixon was paranoid. At least he wasn't totally totalitarian like the current administration.

Gulags next.

321 gmsc  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:41:14am

re: #309 Dustyvet

Video: Jon Stewart rips Obama on wounded-vet policy

Careful, Jon. If the government pays for vets' medical care, they might have more of their own money to put into that evil long-term investing stuff.

322 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:41:19am

re: #317 Occasional Reader

So how much will an exhausted Lieutenant Colonel go for, anyway?

Ooo! Ooo! I want to get a used Major General to sing some Gilbert and Sullivan.

323 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:41:19am

re: #307 Erik The Red

QUIET.

PIMF


LOL
We went to a friends at 4pm and had a BBQ and a great time..I had to work today..So I was a pretty good boy last night...

324 redstateredneck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:41:28am

re: #316 Killer Tomato

I don't know if you watched the video, but the explanation was that there's so much entrenched opposition in DC, a message needs to be sent that 'we' support Obama's budget....
Frankly, I find the continual collection of names, addresses and emails to be more than a little creepy... bordering on alarming.

I find the continued use of the Obama campaign seal more than a little creepy...bordering on alarming, also.

325 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:41:31am

re: #319 ilzito guacamolito

I love it that Rush is referring to the one as TOTUS now.

I'm not listening right now, but I assume it means Teleprompter of the United States?

326 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:41:55am
327 subsailor68  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:42:04am

re: #317 Occasional Reader

So how much will an exhausted Lieutenant Colonel go for, anyway?

LOL! Three-fiddie.

(Channeling South Park)

328 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:42:16am

re: #314 Ben Hur

This picture is waaay more disturbing.

[Link: news.yahoo.com...]

Is he so uncoordinated that he missed his own nose?

329 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:42:20am

re: #325 Lizard by the Bay

I'm not listening right now, but I assume it means Teleprompter of the United States?

You are correct, LbtB.

330 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:42:22am

re: #324 redstateredneck

I find the continued use of the Obama campaign seal more than a little creepy...bordering on alarming, also.

Wait till you see our new flag, with all 57 stars.

331 Ben Hur  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:42:58am

Missouri Officials Target Rightwingers & Pro-Lifers For Terrorism

Missouri police officers were given instructions to target Christians, pro-lifers, Ron Paulians, pro-Gun activists, etc. as potential terrorists.
Timothy Birdnow at The American Thinker reported on this disturbing offical police document:


The Missouri Information Analysis Center (a division of the state police) has compiled an enemies list of warning signs for state police officers, signs that are supposed to help them determine potential terrorists. Such signs include Ron Paul bumper stickers, or "Right to Carry" handgun stickers (I have to wonder: does it include Support Your Local Police stickers, too?) and our friendly state troopers are warned to proceed with extreme caution against such radicals.

Don`t believe me? See for yourself. (pdf)

Who is being targeted in this report? The state police are warned that Christians, "sovereign citizens", those opposed to abortion, tax revisionists, and anti-illegal immigrant advocates are potential would-be terrorists.

332 scuba mom  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:43:01am

re: #325 Lizard by the Bay

Yesterday, or the day before, he offered to debate the teleprompter

333 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:43:08am

re: #328 Alouette

Is he so uncoordinated that he missed his own nose?

He forgot that you only need to do that when leaving by the chimney.

334 SummerSong  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:43:09am

Committee member: "If AIG had not received the bail-out money, would these executives still have received these bonuses?"

Liddy: "Probably not"

335 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:43:19am

re: #272 lobo91

And why didn't he reject it when the head of the American Legion brought it up during their face-to-face meeting on Monday, instead of telling him that he and the heads of the other veterans' groups needed to come up with an alternative plan?

Or are you claiming that the head of the American Legion lied about what was said during the meeting?

While he can't bring himself to say "yes" Avanti can't bring himself to in any way criticize Obama on anything but a cosmetic basis.

Obamaton in existential crisis means denial mode takes over and flimsy excuses are offered. And if you refuse the flimsy excuse, you are dismissed as being stupid - Obama's "great intelligence" gives them power to dismiss all of his critics.

Obama has formed an army of mind-slave-sociopaths.

336 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:43:43am

re: #311 Lizard by the Bay

Um, not cool, IMHO.

337 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:43:43am

re: #292 ilzito guacamolito

I don't think so - I think it's someone like me who wishes they COULD paint like her. :)

338 mamashawna  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:44:18am

OT: Don't know if anyone posted this yet, but the markets just went crazy with the announcement by the fed. Hubby and I just sat and watched the markets go crazy on his computer (he trades commodities) he couldn’t believe the move and thought something was wrong, until I read the screen on CNBC that said ‘Fed to buy another 700 Billion in Mortgage backed securities’...I turned around and said ‘there you go...buying bonds, gotta print $$$, I bet gold is headed back up too....sure enough it was (has been down all morning, and is now up), inflation here we come. All this happened in the space of five minutes. The bond futures June contract just jumped $6k!

339 gmsc  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:44:31am

re: #330 Lizard by the Bay

Wait till you see our new flag, with all 57 stars.

Why wait? Here it is.

340 CharlieBravo  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:44:45am

What, nobody watches Chinese martial arts movies anymore? These guys are just trying out for a small role in one. But maybe not... China is increasing defense spending while the US is decreasing. Ain't change grand?

341 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:44:53am

re: #333 CyanSnowHawk

He forgot that you only need to do that when leaving by the chimney.

Heh.

And remember, kids, the poem is called "A Visit From St. Nicholas", NOT "'Twas The Night Before Christmas".

342 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:44:57am

re: #306 avanti

Well, if he ever had the idea that he'd consider such a lame idea, it's long gone, it even got John Stewart attention.

link.

What a weak and pathetic construct.

Is there an excuse that you cannot make for Obama?

343 SasquatchOnSteroids  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:44:58am

re: #325 Lizard by the Bay

I'm not listening right now, but I assume it means Teleprompter of the United States?

Why don't they just let Max Headroom do the damn speeches.
It would be less annoying.

344 Desert Dog  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:45:00am
345 brookly red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:45:30am

re: #326 buzzsawmonkey

He may be "The Man," but he has yet to start acting like one.

/he is acting like a man, and that man is Mussolini.

346 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:45:33am

re: #317 Occasional Reader

So how much will an exhausted Lieutenant Colonel go for, anyway?

Perhaps a little bit more than a cabin boy, but not as much as a Teleprompter.

347 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:45:49am

re: #331 Ben Hur

Yes, I heard Rush talking about that. If you have a bumper sticker for a 3rd party you get the hairy eyeball too.

348 mamashawna  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:45:53am

re: #344 Desert Dog

Can you say MASSIVE INFLATION? Gold has moved over $45 in the last 30 minutes...thats freakin scary...

349 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:45:56am

re: #336 Occasional Reader

Um, not cool, IMHO.

It's the end-result of every Plutocracy in history, OR. I'm not advocating revolution, I'm just seeing the posibility become more real than I ever expected in my lifetime.

350 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:46:13am

re: #319 ilzito guacamolito

I love it that Rush is referring to the one as TOTUS now.

Did that phrase first appear on LGF?

351 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:46:44am

Some woman was just questioning Liddy and she appeared to not have the foggiest notion about the meaning of the word "contract".

352 Dustyvet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:47:05am

re: #332 scuba mom

Yesterday, or the day before, he offered to debate the teleprompter

The Teleprompter would beat the socks off him.


/S

353 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:47:42am
354 LGoPs  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:48:06am
Barack Obama’s next international challenge will be the Flying Chinese Militia.

I want to see the 'after' picture which shows all these clowns with broken noses.

355 scuba mom  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:48:24am

re: #352 Dustyvet

rush was offering to debate the teleprompter since obama wouldn't debate him-funny either way

356 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:49:10am

Dem demagogue berating Liddy about bonuses while (NEA) teachers are getting pink slips?

Can you ever fire a union teacher, after all the money they gave to Obama's campaign?

357 Killian Bundy  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:49:18am

OH NOES, CALIFORNIA TEACHERS AREN'T GETTING BONUSES! THE HORROR!

/THE POSTURING DUMBASSESNESS OF THESE ASSCLOWNS IS BEYOND STAGGERING!

358 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:49:52am
359 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:50:01am

re: #350 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Did that phrase first appear on LGF?

Probably. It is so funny to hear it uttered, though, and uttered repeatedly in place of POTUS, the Messiah and every other term Rush has used for the Excrement in Chief.

360 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:50:06am

re: #354 LGoPs

I want to see the 'after' picture which shows all these clowns with broken noses.

Crouching Tiger, Deviated Septum?

361 gmsc  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:50:43am

re: #352 Dustyvet

The Teleprompter would beat the socks off him.

/S

I can see the debate now:

Teleprompter: "Good evening, I'm the presidential teleprompter."

0bama: "And I'm Ron Burgundy?"

362 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:50:51am

These assholes don't care about whatever Liddy says. They just wanna' yakyakyak.

363 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:51:23am

re: #362 MandyManners

These assholes don't care about whatever Liddy says. They just wanna' yakyakyak.

I wanna yak too.

364 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:51:58am

re: #265 karmic_inquisitor

I don't want to be rid of you.

i want you to admit that this man is a cretin.

So don't go when he goes through with this. Simply admit that Obama is wrong. Morally wrong. How on earth can any veteran support having the wounded pay for their own treatment? Unconscionable.

I'll meet you half way, if he pushes the plan as suggested, I'll agree that he's dead wrong and leave anyway, having lost what little faith I had in politicians. But no one ever suggested vets pay for their own treatment. Trying to suggest that private insurance could or would pay, is silly enough. I opposed a similar plan submitted several times since the Clinton administration, just as I do this one.

365 Desert Dog  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:52:36am

re: #358 buzzsawmonkey

"That there is Boss Keane's ditch. I told him that's your dirt in it."

It's not robbing Peter to pay Paul...Peter and Paul are robbing each other to pay each other....

366 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:52:43am

My blood is still boiling over "Make the wounded pay".

And I won't ever give Obama the benefit of any doubt simply because he considered it. He is a pathetic dirt bag scum unworthy of the attentiona and adulation that this country has given him.

he is a self consumed megalomaniac who has no capacity whatsoever to sympathize with a wounded vet or (even worse) that vet's family, simply because he considers those people on the "wrong side".

Would Obama cut off treatment to Illegal Aliens at government hospitals? Would he ever state that he is considering it? No - they are "victims" whereas soldiers are "killers."

We have a Marxist in the White House.

I gotta go do something else or I will explode.

367 Dustyvet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:52:58am

re: #355 scuba mom

rush was offering to debate the teleprompter since obama wouldn't debate him-funny either way


Whoops sorry....

368 joncelli  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:53:19am

re: #338 mamashawna

Good for the market now, bad for us down the road. Remember when the MSM criticized the inflation and unemployment numbers under Bush?

369 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:54:17am
370 Diamond Bullet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:54:20am

Yep, the Fed is going to print off another $1 trillion. It's inflationilicious. At this point I can only assume that Obama is trying to recreate the plot of the Simpsons episode where a single $1 trillion bill ultimately gets stolen by Castro.

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

371 Killian Bundy  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:55:13am

It's been well over an hour know and these freaks still don't know what the difference between a retention and a performance bonus.

/NEWS FLASH, AIG didn't run up a $2 trillion deficit in less than two months

372 JohnnyReb  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:55:22am

re: #364 avanti

I'll meet you half way, if he pushes the plan as suggested, I'll agree that he's dead wrong and leave anyway, having lost what little faith I had in politicians. But no one ever suggested vets pay for their own treatment. Trying to suggest that private insurance could or would pay, is silly enough. I opposed a similar plan submitted several times since the Clinton administration, just as I do this one.

Face it, the plan was discussed in his office, so it became his plan, period. Thats how it works when you are president. He did not back off when confronted by the Commander of the American Legion, so he owns it, 100%.

373 Kragar  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:55:27am

re: #361 gmsc

I can see the debate now:

Teleprompter: "Good evening, I'm the presidential teleprompter."

0bama: "And I'm Ron Burgundy?"

Biden: "And I'm Brick Tamland"

Geitner: "and I'm Champ Kind, Whammie!"

374 Bubblehead II  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:56:23am

re: #361 gmsc

I can see the debate now:

Teleprompter: "Good evening, I'm the presidential teleprompter."

0bama: "And I'm Ron Burgundy?" "Good evening, I'm the presidential teleprompter." uh, uh, uh I mean and I am the President of the United States.

FTFY

375 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:56:26am

re: #335 karmic_inquisitor

While he can't bring himself to say "yes" Avanti can't bring himself to in any way criticize Obama on anything but a cosmetic basis.

Obamaton in existential crisis means denial mode takes over and flimsy excuses are offered. And if you refuse the flimsy excuse, you are dismissed as being stupid - Obama's "great intelligence" gives them power to dismiss all of his critics.

Obama has formed an army of mind-slave-sociopaths.

When did I accuse anyone of lying ? He said he thought BHO was going ahead with the plan, I say he is not. It's a difference of opinion and we'll know who's right in a day or two.

376 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:57:09am

Our whole government is self-destructing. The problem is, there is nothing we can do about it, it's way out of our control.

377 CanadianBush  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:57:24am

(yawn) Photoshopped. The Chinese Flying Militia has only three flying cadres. And you can see clearly in the background one of them was having trouble achieving lift-off.

378 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:57:45am

re: #370 Diamond Bullet

Yep, the Fed is going to print off another $1 trillion. It's inflationilicious. At this point I can only assume that Obama is trying to recreate the plot of the Simpsons episode where a single $1 trillion bill ultimately gets stolen by Castro.

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

* * * *
Obama's intent on bringing back Carter's misery index, including 20% mortgage interest rates.

Obama asked former Pres. Carter, "How'm I doing?" today, when Jimmah visited the White House.

379 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:58:10am

re: #351 MandyManners

Some woman was just questioning Liddy and she appeared to not have the foggiest notion about the meaning of the word "contract".

"Contracts" are for dead white slaveowners and the like. The really important thing is social justice.

380 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:58:29am

re: #338 mamashawna

OT: Don't know if anyone posted this yet, but the markets just went crazy with the announcement by the fed. Hubby and I just sat and watched the markets go crazy on his computer (he trades commodities) he couldn’t believe the move and thought something was wrong, until I read the screen on CNBC that said ‘Fed to buy another 700 Billion in Mortgage backed securities’...I turned around and said ‘there you go...buying bonds, gotta print $$$, I bet gold is headed back up too....sure enough it was (has been down all morning, and is now up), inflation here we come. All this happened in the space of five minutes. The bond futures June contract just jumped $6k!

I wondered why the market was going nuts all of a sudden. I'm glad I stayed in a few more days.

381 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:58:52am

re: #375 avanti

When did I accuse anyone of lying ? He said he thought BHO was going ahead with the plan, I say he is not. It's a difference of opinion and we'll know who's right in a day or two.

You said that yesterday. How many "day or two" is going to go by before we have some movement on this?

382 yma o hyd  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:58:54am

re: #344 Desert Dog

Ut oh!

Now The Fed is bailing out the Fed!

That, iirc, is also called 'quantitative easing' - the Bank of England did something similar earlier this month.

Its a very posh exp;lanation - or in the case of the Fed, a very veiled one, for printing more money ...

383 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:59:42am

Now this wind back accuses AIG's appointed curator of running the TITANIC and reserving the lifeboats for the officers!

Never waste a good Titanic crisis.

384 jorline  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:59:45am

Senate confirms former Dallas mayor as trade chief.

The Senate voted 92-5 to confirm Kirk as U.S. trade representative, setting aside a tax problem revealed after he was nominated and concerns raised by some Republicans that the Obama administration was putting the country on a path to protectionism.

Ron Kirk data.

Links take you to Hillary for President, Lieberman for President and Obama for America.

385 VioletTiger  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 11:59:54am

I wonder how many tries it took them to get this right? i wouldn't want to be the guy that messed it up after 3247 tries.

386 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:00:01pm
387 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:00:40pm

re: #381 Walter L. Newton

You said that yesterday. How many "day or two" is going to go by before we have some movement on this?

It could be today, but more likely tomorrow. The WH chief of staff is meeting with the Vets again.

388 Eowyn2  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:00:52pm

re: #286 Erik The Red

Would be 113 if I could up ding it. Nice.

is your dinger broken?

389 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:00:53pm
390 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:00:57pm

re: #382 yma o hyd

That, iirc, is also called 'quantitative easing'

It's got a nice ring to it, sort of like "escort service".

391 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:01:01pm

re: #380 avanti

I wondered why the market was going nuts all of a sudden. I'm glad I stayed in a few more days.

Figures, you're glad the government made another stupid move so you could benefit off of it.

Selfish son-of-a-bitch.

392 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:01:04pm

re: #364 avanti

I'll meet you half way, if he pushes the plan as suggested, I'll agree that he's dead wrong and leave anyway, having lost what little faith I had in politicians. But no one ever suggested vets pay for their own treatment. Trying to suggest that private insurance could or would pay, is silly enough. I opposed a similar plan submitted several times since the Clinton administration, just as I do this one.

Dude - do you think "private insurance" is free? Oh yeah - you are a Democrat who has gotten government paychecks all of your life - so you think "yes".

Well it isn't.

And the premiums are not tax deductable.

So the soldier does pay.

And when you are a soldier who has to buy war wound insurance, you can imagine what the premium will be.

I regularly visit with recovering Marines at Balboa Hospital. Some of these guys look like their skulls were passed through a meat grinder. Few visit them out of revulsion. Imagine being 20, looking at the rest of your life, wondering if you can ever work, and finding out that the VA is going to start trying to find a private insurer (maybe you mom and dad's if they declared you a dependent on their tax retun) to pin the costs on.

Imagine then contemplating how you are going to have to negotiate with that insurer over what is the appropriate level of physical therapy that you are allowed under that policy.

imagine having to sell your one possession - a shity car you bought after basic but before you were shipped out - to pay the deductible for that treatment. And imagine then realizing that you need to find money to pay next year's deductible.

Obama has no life experience or work experience that makes him in any way capable of empathising with that situation.

He is wholly unqualified to be the President. Yet he is because gullible people like you voted for him.

I fear for those Marines. I really do.

393 SasquatchOnSteroids  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:01:11pm

re: #374 Bubblehead II

I can see the debate now:

Teleprompter: "Good evening, I'm the presidential teleprompter."

0bama: "And I'm Ron Burgundy?" "Good evening, I'm the presidential teleprompter." uh, uh, uh I mean and I am the President of the United States lost...

FTFY

394 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:01:12pm

Good, Liddy tells his inquisitor he's taking offense, because Liddy was not even there at AIG when these bonus contracts were written in 2007.

395 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:01:22pm
396 VioletTiger  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:02:17pm

Fox news article on the home school issue we discussed a few days back:
[Link: www.foxnews.com...]

397 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:02:34pm

re: #379 Occasional Reader

"Contracts" are for dead white slaveowners and the like. The really important thing is social justice.

When she fell out of the Stupid-Tree, she hit every branch on the way down.

398 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:02:49pm

re: #387 avanti

It could be today, but more likely tomorrow. The WH chief of staff is meeting with the Vets again.

If Obama were taking a similar amount of time to mull over a plan to lower the unemployment rate by re-introducing slavery, would be similarly blasé?

"Hey, now, it's not his plan, he's just considering it, that's all."

399 Diamond Bullet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:02:52pm

re: #378 alegrias

* * * *
Obama's intent on bringing back Carter's misery index, including 20% mortgage interest rates.

Obama asked former Pres. Carter, "How'm I doing?" today, when Jimmah visited the White House.

If Carter said "You're doing great!" I hope Obama had the historical awareness to begin drinking heavily. But I won't hold my breath.

400 Eowyn2  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:03:34pm

re: #308 subsailor68

Well here's at least a little bit of good news:

DOD: Upon Further Review, Spent Military Brass Will Be Sold

A lizard (sorry can't remember who) posted a link the other day to a piece about the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) and the decision to mutilate small arms cartridge brass, rather than sell it (as they had done in the past).

The link above indicates that they've "re-thought" the policy, and used brass may once again be sold.


Murtha's already been bought.

401 gmsc  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:04:07pm

re: #386 buzzsawmonkey

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."

--Rudyard Kipling, The Gods of the Copybook Headings

Read the whole thing.

Excerpted from "Francisco's Money Speech":

"Then you will see the rise of the men of the double standard--the men who live by force, yet count on those who live by trade to create the value of their looted money--the men who are the hitchhikers of virtue. In a moral society, these are the criminals, and the statutes are written to protect you against them. But when a society establishes criminals-by-right and looters-by-law--men who use force to seize the wealth of disarmed victims--then money becomes its creators' avenger. Such looters believe it safe to rob defenseless men, once they've passed a law to disarm them. But their loot becomes the magnet for other looters, who get it from them as they got it. Then the race goes, not to the ablest at production, but to those most ruthless at brutality. When force is the standard, the murderer wins over the pickpocket. And then that society vanishes, in a spread of ruins and slaughter.

"Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion--when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing--when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors--when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you--when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice--you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that is does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.

"Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men's protection and the base of a moral existence. Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it bounces, marked, 'Account overdrawn.'

"When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, 'Who is destroying the world? You are.

402 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:04:50pm

re: #398 Occasional Reader

would you be similarly blasé

PIMF

403 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:04:55pm
404 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:05:01pm

re: #388 Eowyn2

is your dinger broken?

Don't know why but it will not let me ding:(

405 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:05:14pm
406 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:05:36pm

re: #404 Erik The Red

Don't know why but it will not let me ding:(

Have you refreshed?

407 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:05:54pm

re: #392 karmic_inquisitor

Dude - do you think "private insurance" is free? Oh yeah - you are a Democrat who has gotten government paychecks all of your life - so you think "yes".

Well it isn't.

And that's one reason I think it's a lame idea. going no where in spite of the waste of bandwidth discussing it. BTW, the only government checks I get are my Navy retirement and social security checks.

408 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:06:04pm
409 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:06:07pm

re: #405 Iron Fist

Revolutionary Social Justice? Are we re-doing the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, or Cambodia? The French have wine, the Russians vodka, but I don't have a clue what to drink with a Cambodian Revolution...

Fermented fish heads and rice?

410 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:06:27pm

re: #391 Walter L. Newton

Figures, you're glad the government made another stupid move so you could benefit off of it.

Selfish son-of-a-bitch.

He is on my total GAZE. Other wise I would have climbed in already.

411 yma o hyd  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:06:30pm

re: #390 Occasional Reader

It's got a nice ring to it, sort of like "escort service".

Yeah - sounds so much less frightening than 'staving off recession'.

Thing is - comong over the horizon, for us Brits, is that lovely thing called 'stagflation', where the economy stagnates, while inflation rockets.
We had that, in the 1970s. Was under a Labour government, naturally.
Guess who had to clean up the mess?
Maggie.
Guess it'll be Maggie's children who'll have to do it again, this time round.

412 Kragar  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:06:32pm

re: #405 Iron Fist

Revolutionary Social Justice? Are we re-doing the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, or Cambodia? The French have wine, the Russians vodka, but I don't have a clue what to drink with a Cambodian Revolution...

Closest thing I could think of would be Soju

413 Ben Hur  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:06:42pm

re: #353 Chicago Blonde

Ben, did you see this?


Anything to have them NOT look into mosques.

414 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:06:48pm

re: #407 avanti

And that's one reason I think it's a lame idea. going no where in spite of the waste of bandwidth discussing it. BTW, the only government checks I get are my Navy retirement and social security checks.

THAT'S NOT THE FUCKING POINT!

415 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:07:16pm

re: #405 Iron Fist

but I don't have a clue what to drink with a Cambodian Revolution...

Maybe Killian's Red could come out with a special seasonal beer called "The Killian Fields"?

416 Neutral President  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:07:26pm

re: #361 gmsc

I can see the debate now:

Teleprompter: "Good evening, I'm the presidential teleprompter."

0bama: "And I'm Ron Burgundy?"

I'm just waiting for a disgruntled staffer to pull an Anchorman and put references to "Tits McGee" on it, or of course "Go Fuck Yourself America" at the end of a speech.

417 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:07:35pm
418 Chicago Blonde  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:08:17pm

re: #413 Ben Hur

Don't get me started.

And on that note, I need to hop of again. Bye everyone, and have a great day.

419 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:08:18pm

re: #407 avanti

And that's one reason I think it's a lame idea. going no where in spite of the waste of bandwidth discussing it. BTW, the only government checks I get are my Navy retirement and social security checks.

And I got government checks when I served.

But this is not a waste of bandwidth.

it reveals the nature of the man at the helm.

You should be fearful for your less fortunate brothers in arms. Even if this "goes no where" you now know the caliber of the man who entertained the idea.

BBL

420 golly  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:08:25pm

This photo reminds me of my favorite Chinese firework, "Monkeys Invade the Heavenly Palace". I kid you not, it was a rocket.

421 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:08:39pm
422 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:08:47pm

re: #392 karmic_inquisitor

Dude - do you think "private insurance" is free? Oh yeah - you are a Democrat who has gotten government paychecks all of your life - so you think "yes".

Well it isn't.

And the premiums are not tax deductable.

So the soldier does pay.

And when you are a soldier who has to buy war wound insurance, you can imagine what the premium will be.

I regularly visit with recovering Marines at Balboa Hospital. Some of these guys look like their skulls were passed through a meat grinder. Few visit them out of revulsion. Imagine being 20, looking at the rest of your life, wondering if you can ever work, and finding out that the VA is going to start trying to find a private insurer (maybe you mom and dad's if they declared you a dependent on their tax retun) to pin the costs on.

Imagine then contemplating how you are going to have to negotiate with that insurer over what is the appropriate level of physical therapy that you are allowed under that policy.

imagine having to sell your one possession - a shity car you bought after basic but before you were shipped out - to pay the deductible for that treatment. And imagine then realizing that you need to find money to pay next year's deductible.

Obama has no life experience or work experience that makes him in any way capable of empathising with that situation.

He is wholly unqualified to be the President. Yet he is because gullible people like you voted for him.

I fear for those Marines. I really do.

Well said. Now STFU Avanti or refute this.

423 yma o hyd  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:08:52pm

re: #392 karmic_inquisitor

{karmic_inquisitor}
Heartfelt thanks for what you do!

425 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:09:17pm

re: #395 MandyManners

Thanks for the musical interlude. It had me bopping in my seat. I always liked Talk Talk. The band, not the shit coming out of DC.

426 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:09:40pm

re: #415 Occasional Reader

Maybe Killian's Red could come out with a special seasonal beer called "The Killian Fields"?

* * * *
Kerry & Fonda's Killian Fields Bloody Red Beer.

Remember they (actually Ted Turner said this on O'Reilly), he had no real memory of the killing fields and gulags. Genocide cause by democrats' cowardice wasn't newsworthy to him.

427 brookly red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:09:49pm

re: #421 Iron Fist

I'm almost afraid to ask, but what is Soju?

$4.50 w/lunch special.

428 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:10:18pm

re: #421 Iron Fist

I'm almost afraid to ask, but what is Soju?

The beginning of a Khmer ethnic joke?

"So, ju, Catholic, and Episcopalian walk into bar..."

429 scuba mom  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:10:26pm

re: #407 avanti

so, about those navy retirement checks-they're next

430 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:10:31pm

re: #417 Iron Fist

Fish heads, fish heads
Rolly-polly fish heads...

WMG has yanked the audio on youtube.

431 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:10:33pm

re: #398 Occasional Reader

If Obama were taking a similar amount of time to mull over a plan to lower the unemployment rate by re-introducing slavery, would be similarly blasé?

Ever noticed how pro-illegal-immigration supporters use the same arguments against a secure border that pro-slavery proponents used against emancipation? "We depend on their (virtually) free labor! Our economy will not survive! The slaves undocumented workers are better off now than they would be under your plan!" etc...

432 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:10:43pm
433 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:10:53pm

re: #398 Occasional Reader

If Obama were taking a similar amount of time to mull over a plan to lower the unemployment rate by re-introducing slavery, would be similarly blasé?

"Hey, now, it's not his plan, he's just considering it, that's all."

The budget is due next month, the WH has scheduled meeting with the Vets all week to get their input on the various ideas before making a decision. I think the last one is today or tomorrow.

434 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:11:23pm

re: #425 ilzito guacamolito

Thanks for the musical interlude. It had me bopping in my seat. I always liked Talk Talk. The band, not the shit coming out of DC.

You're welcome.

435 Bubblehead II  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:11:36pm

re: #404 Erik The Red

If I remember correctly, Charles shut off the rating system after a set period of time. What that time frame is, is unknown to me. You would have to ask Charles.

436 bulwrk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:11:49pm

re: #422 Erik The Red

I am really starting to believe its a sneaky backhanded way to damage military recruitment.

437 golly  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:11:51pm

re: #421 Iron Fist

I'm almost afraid to ask, but what is Soju?

Korean vodka made from a variety of things. Nuetral spirits watered down so that it won't kill you too soon. Good stuff to wash down Kimchee with.

438 Kragar  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:11:58pm

re: #421 Iron Fist

I'm almost afraid to ask, but what is Soju?

Korean booze, closest thing to Cambodia I could think of.

Most brands of modern soju are made in South Korea. Though traditionally made from rice, most major brands supplement or even replace the rice with other starches such as potato, wheat, barley, sweet potato, or tapioca (called dangmil in Korean). Soju is clear in color and typically varies in alcohol content from about 20% to about 45% alcohol by volume (ABV), with 20% ABV being most common. Its taste is comparable to vodka, though often slightly sweeter because of the sugars added in the manufacturing process.

We were warned not to drink it when I was in Korea since the locals would cut it with wood alcohol and you could go blind drinking the stuff.

439 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:12:24pm

re: #433 avanti

Hey jerk, I just want to make sure you see this...

re: #380 avanti

I wondered why the market was going nuts all of a sudden. I'm glad I stayed in a few more days.

Figures, you're glad the government made another stupid move so you could benefit off of it.

Selfish son-of-a-bitch.

440 Ben Hur  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:12:30pm

Who is WH?

441 redstateredneck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:12:33pm

re: #392 karmic_inquisitor

I just happened to think....don't all (all I've ever seen, at any rate) health insurance policies EXCLUDE injuries sustained during acts of war? Oh wait...no prob. That's just a contract between you and the insurance company.

442 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:12:35pm
443 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:12:53pm

re: #433 avanti

The budget is due next month, the WH has scheduled meeting with the Vets all week to get their input on the various ideas before making a decision. I think the last one is today or tomorrow.

THAT'S NOT THE FUCKING POINT!

444 Eowyn2  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:13:03pm

re: #364 avanti

I'll meet you half way, if he pushes the plan as suggested, I'll agree that he's dead wrong and leave anyway, having lost what little faith I had in politicians. But no one ever suggested vets pay for their own treatment. Trying to suggest that private insurance could or would pay, is silly enough. I opposed a similar plan submitted several times since the Clinton administration, just as I do this one.


Private insurance (Blue Cross, Blue Shield, AIG, Aflac.........) cost both employees and employers. When insurance is 'paid for' by the company, that is approx $500. per month per full time employ depending on the employee's age and health record and size of the company. Since I work for a small business with under 50 employees, with health, drug, and dental benefits, 500 per month per employee is just slightly off (it was 489 last time I looked) So take 500/month and multiply it by 25 and the company is paying $12,500 into HEALTH insurance. 12,500/month = $150,000 per year.

thats 150,000 that comes out of the company coffers and not into the employees' immediate hands.

445 Sharmuta  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:13:06pm

re: #440 Ben Hur

Who is WH?

White House?

446 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:13:11pm

re: #440 Ben Hur

Who is WH?

* * *
WH = White House

447 brookly red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:13:13pm

re: #421 Iron Fist

I'm almost afraid to ask, but what is Soju?

But seriously, it's rice alcohol w/sugar... runs about 40 proof.

448 LGoPs  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:13:17pm

re: #331 Ben Hur

Missouri Officials Target Rightwingers & Pro-Lifers For Terrorism

Missouri police officers were given instructions to target Christians, pro-lifers, Ron Paulians, pro-Gun activists, etc. as potential terrorists.
Timothy Birdnow at The American Thinker reported on this disturbing offical police document:

Who is being targeted in this report? The state police are warned that Christians, "sovereign citizens", those opposed to abortion, tax revisionists, and anti-illegal immigrant advocates are potential would-be terrorists.

The only thing I can think (other than thoughts that would get me deleted) is that I hope that we can still rely on the basic decency and common sense of the police, who no doubt carry some of those same beliefs.
If they've bought into this bullshit then we are in even deeper trouble.

449 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:14:23pm

re: #443 MandyManners

THAT'S NOT THE FUCKING POINT!

2M. He will never get the point, even if it is rammed up his liberal ass.

450 JimmyTheClaw  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:14:42pm

Your cell phone is in your pocket.
He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.
[]
You talk trash about your 'buddies' that aren't with you.
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
[]
You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.
[]
You complain about how hot it is
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.
[]
You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He doesn't get to eat today.
[]
Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.
[]
You go to the mall and get your hair redone.
He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.
[]
You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
[]
You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
[]
You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.
[]
You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.
[]
You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.
[]
You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.
[]
You see only what the media wants you to see..
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.
[]
You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.
[]
You stay at home and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.
[]
You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.
He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.

451 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:14:45pm

re: #391 Walter L. Newton

Figures, you're glad the government made another stupid move so you could benefit off of it.

Selfish son-of-a-bitch.

I'm glad the government might be turning the economy around. If the market goes up, consumer confidence goes up, folks spend money, pay more taxes, and off we go.

452 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:15:03pm

re: #438 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

We were warned not to drink it when I was in Korea since the locals would cut it with wood alcohol and you could go blind drinking the stuff.

Reminds me of that time the Soviet Air Force commissioned a study to see if their ground crews were in danger of becoming addicts from drinking MiG-25 brake fluid.

Fortunately, the study found that they could stop any time they wanted.

/rimshot

453 Eowyn2  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:15:05pm

re: #404 Erik The Red

Don't know why but it will not let me ding:(

Have you tried a little blue pill?

454 Ben Hur  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:15:06pm

Ahhhh.....Why not say Obama?

Why dilute?

455 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:15:33pm

re: #448 LGoPs

The only thing I can think (other than thoughts that would get me deleted) is that I hope that we can still rely on the basic decency and common sense of the police, who no doubt carry some of those same beliefs.
If they've bought into this bullshit then we are in even deeper trouble.

That's the same state that had sheriffs part of the FCBBHO Truth Squads ready to jump on citizens who questioned FCBBHO before the election.

456 Cygnus  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:15:35pm

What does a trillion dollars really look like? Click on this!

457 LGoPs  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:15:42pm

re: #398 Occasional Reader

If Obama were taking a similar amount of time to mull over a plan to lower the unemployment rate by re-introducing slavery, would be similarly blasé?

"Hey, now, it's not his plan, he's just considering it, that's all."

I think a better comparison, made by a lizard somewhere up-thread, is if Obama was considering eliminating medical benefits for illegal aliens.
That thought would never even enter his head....let alone be mulled over.

458 Rednek  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:15:42pm
459 Sharmuta  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:15:54pm

re: #454 Ben Hur

Ahhhh.....Why not say Obama?

Why dilute?

And hold 0bama accountable for something?! Never!

460 JimmyTheClaw  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:16:11pm

Dear President Obama,

Thank you for helping my neighbors with their mortgage payments. You know the one's down the street who in the good times refinanced their house several times and bought SUV's, ATV's, RV"s, a pool, a big screen, two Wave Runners and a Harley. But I was wondering, since I am paying my mortgage and theirs, could you arrange for me to borrow the Harley now and then?


Richard Ford
Queen Creek AZ

P.S. They also need help with their credit cards, when do you want me to start making those payments?

P.P.S. I almost forgot - they didn't file their income tax return this year. Should I go ahead and file for them or will you be appointing them to cabinet posts?

461 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:16:16pm

re: #450 JimmyTheClaw

Saved.:)

462 Eowyn2  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:16:26pm

re: #438 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

We were warned not to drink it when I was in Korea since the locals would cut it with wood alcohol and you could go blind drinking the stuff.


strain it through white bread?

463 redstateredneck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:17:05pm

re: #444 Eowyn2

Private insurance (Blue Cross, Blue Shield, AIG, Aflac.........) cost both employees and employers. When insurance is 'paid for' by the company, that is approx $500. per month per full time employ depending on the employee's age and health record and size of the company. Since I work for a small business with under 50 employees, with health, drug, and dental benefits, 500 per month per employee is just slightly off (it was 489 last time I looked) So take 500/month and multiply it by 25 and the company is paying $12,500 into HEALTH insurance. 12,500/month = $150,000 per year.

thats 150,000 that comes out of the company coffers and not into the employees' immediate hands.


Just ask anyone who has exercised their right to continuation coverage via COBRA. Costs way more than they thought.

464 JimmyTheClaw  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:17:05pm

AN IRISH BLONDE IN A CASINO

An attractive blonde from Cork, Ireland arrived at the casino. She
seemed a little intoxicated and bet twenty-thousand Euros on a
single roll of the dice.

She said, 'I hope you don't mind, but I feel much luckier when I'm
completely nude'.

With that, she stripped from the neck down, rolled the dice and with
an Irish brogue yelled, 'Come on, baby, Mama needs new clothes!'

As the dice came to a stop, she jumped up and down and
squealed...'YES! YES! I WON, I WON!'

She hugged each of the dealers and then picked up her winnings and
her clothes and quickly departed.

The dealers stared at each other dumbfounded. Finally, one of them
asked, 'What did she roll?'

The other answered, 'I don't know - I thought you were watching.'

MORAL OF THE STORY -

Not all Irish are drunks,
not all blondes are dumb,
but all men...are men.

465 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:17:12pm

re: #451 avanti

I'm glad the government might be turning the economy around. If the market goes up, consumer confidence goes up, folks spend money, pay more taxes, and off we go.

The government is not turning the economy around, they are turning the economy into a socialist model, which I know is ok with you, since you have been on the public dole MOST OF YOUR LIFE.

466 brookly red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:17:23pm

re: #448 LGoPs

The only thing I can think (other than thoughts that would get me deleted) is that I hope that we can still rely on the basic decency and common sense of the police, who no doubt carry some of those same beliefs.
If they've bought into this bullshit then we are in even deeper trouble.

If you recall it was Missouri that threatned to prosecute anti-O speech during the election... didn't have legs.

467 Maximu§  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:17:38pm

re: #447 brookly red

But seriously, it's rice alcohol w/sugar... runs about 40 proof.


Aiieeee Carumba!

468 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:17:39pm
469 yma o hyd  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:17:50pm

re: #451 avanti

I'm glad the government might be turning the economy around. If the market goes up, consumer confidence goes up, folks spend money, pay more taxes, and off we go.

Ever heard of inflation?
Ever heard of rising interest rates?

470 LGoPs  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:18:19pm

re: #455 MandyManners

That's the same state that had sheriffs part of the FCBBHO Truth Squads ready to jump on citizens who questioned FCBBHO before the election.

I do remember that. WTF is wrong with Missouri? I thought their motto "Show Me" was evidence of a certain air of skepticism. Certainly would indicate that they might be inclined to at least smell the fucking kool-aid before they drank it. Unfortunately, these examples indicate otherwise.

471 formercorpsman  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:18:22pm

re: #460 JimmyTheClaw

If you are looking to maintain your anonymity, if that is your real name, you might have just erred in posting that.

472 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:18:31pm
473 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:19:02pm

re: #470 LGoPs

I do remember that. WTF is wrong with Missouri? I thought their motto "Show Me" was evidence of a certain air of skepticism. Certainly would indicate that they might be inclined to at least smell the fucking kool-aid before they drank it. Unfortunately, these examples indicate otherwise.

What is it about law enforcement getting involved in this shit?

474 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:19:09pm
475 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:19:27pm
476 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:19:31pm
477 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:21:12pm

re: #436 bulwrk

I am really starting to believe its a sneaky backhanded way to damage military recruitment.

They can't think that far ahead. Remember, this is the administration that couldn't see bonuses being paid in March when they signed the stimulus bill that explicitly protected those bonuses in Feb.

478 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:21:21pm

re: #451 avanti

I'm glad the government might be turning the economy around. If the market goes up, consumer confidence goes up, folks spend money, pay more taxes, and off we go.

* * *

That is the best scenario, may it happen no matter how the government interferes.

479 Ben Hur  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:21:26pm

re: #468 ploome hineni


See this comment?:

POSTED Mar 18, 2009

alex: "Martinmm J smith, are you on drugs? calling Obama a fascist ideologue, while your comrades in arm are calling him at the same time. Can one be at once socialist and fascist? only in your deranged mind."

480 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:21:33pm

re: #470 LGoPs

WTF is wrong with Missouri? I thought their motto "Show Me" was evidence of a certain air of skepticism.

I always assumed it meant they were a bunch of perverts!

481 Opinionated  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:21:39pm

Fed to Buy $1 Trillion in Securities to Aid Economy

The Fed dramatically increased the amount of money it will create out of thin air to thaw frozen credit markets.

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

Are we headed toward Zimbabwe type inflation?

482 LGoPs  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:21:41pm

re: #473 MandyManners

What is it about law enforcement getting involved in this shit?

It's scary if they are buying into it because they are the enforcement arm of the government. Rahm Emanuel won't be coming personally to my house to take my shit. It'll be the police........
I hope this is only reflective of the career bureaucrats and elected officials in LE and not indicative of the rank and file.

483 Erik The Red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:21:48pm

re: #465 Walter L. Newton

The government is not turning the economy around, they are turning the economy into a socialist model, which I know is ok with you, since you have been on the public dole MOST OF YOUR LIFE.


If Avanti had not served and done his time(thank you Avanti) he would be so done here already. It can't be much longer tho.

484 UFO TOFU  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:21:52pm

re: #441 redstateredneck

That's just a contract between you and the insurance company.


Perfect!

485 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:22:00pm
486 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:22:14pm
487 formercorpsman  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:22:29pm

If anyone is interested, Vapig posted a pretty interesting spin-off link regarding some legislation that was introduced.

I took the time to actually dig up some info on the proposal, and I'll be damned if there is not some truth to it.

Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009

Unreal.

488 ilzito guacamolito  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:22:31pm

re: #444 Eowyn2

Private insurance (Blue Cross, Blue Shield, AIG, Aflac.........) cost both employees and employers. When insurance is 'paid for' by the company, that is approx $500. per month per full time employ depending on the employee's age and health record and size of the company. Since I work for a small business with under 50 employees, with health, drug, and dental benefits, 500 per month per employee is just slightly off (it was 489 last time I looked) So take 500/month and multiply it by 25 and the company is paying $12,500 into HEALTH insurance. 12,500/month = $150,000 per year.

thats 150,000 that comes out of the company coffers and not into the employees' immediate hands.

So many employees don't even stop to think that the $6K spent on health care is technically income in addition to their regular pay. It is like those that don't stop to think about how high taxes are thanks to withholding.

489 Cygnus  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:23:11pm

re: #64 CyanSnowHawk

Batter clinger.

Assault and battery.

490 JimmyTheClaw  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:23:25pm

re: #471 formercorpsman

If you are looking to maintain your anonymity, if that is your real name, you might have just erred in posting that.

nope its a made up one in the joke that was emailed me

491 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:23:31pm
492 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:23:54pm

re: #476 buzzsawmonkey

It's pronounced "Misery" now.

Is Kathy Bates the governor?

493 J.S.  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:23:57pm

re: #465 Walter L. Newton

Very early on (in the Congressional hearing with Liddy) there was a congressman (I didn't catch the name) who said that what we're seeing is when politics gets mixed up in the economy...so that what's occurring (really, really ugly) is politicized "economics" at play...who gets paid, who doesn't get paid, all determined according to government largess...not economics. (it's the antithesis of capitalism -- rewards only go to the politically savvy.)

494 Eowyn2  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:24:08pm

re: #463 redstateredneck

Just ask anyone who has exercised their right to continuation coverage via COBRA. Costs way more than they thought.

damn, i was trying to remember COBRA name and couldn't come up with it. I'd work for a couple thou less a year if it came with a cobra plan like my dad's was. 80/20 with a 500.00 FAMILY deductible (and how fast was that family deductible used up with 8 kids?)

495 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:24:17pm
496 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:24:33pm

re: #465 Walter L. Newton

The government is not turning the economy around, they are turning the economy into a socialist model, which I know is ok with you, since you have been on the public dole MOST OF YOUR LIFE.

I have no idea where you got that. I worked from the age of 14-18, served in the Navy from 18 to 38, ran my own business for over 20 years, then retired on my Navy and SS dole.

497 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:24:52pm
498 SasquatchOnSteroids  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:24:54pm

re: #456 Cygnus

What does a trillion dollars really look like? Click on this!

And that's just what the Jordyptians get.
Wheeee !

499 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:25:04pm

re: #483 Erik The Red

If Avanti had not served and done his time(thank you Avanti) he would be so done here already. It can't be much longer tho.

I have no problem with him being in the Navy and getting a paycheck and retirement that was and is paid for by the public.

But I don't have to like or agree with the selfish asshole that he has become.

I know a hell of a lot of Vets who do not look at the world like he does, and they are true patriots.

'nuff said...

500 bulwrk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:25:06pm

re: #477 CyanSnowHawk

They can't think that far ahead. Remember, this is the administration that couldn't see bonuses being paid in March when they signed the stimulus bill that explicitly protected those bonuses in Feb.

The left has been contemplating ways to destroy the military for a long long time.

501 jcm  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:25:08pm

re: #451 avanti

I'm glad the government might be turning the economy around. If the market goes up, consumer confidence goes up, folks spend money, pay more taxes, and off we go.

Have taken any economics courses? Have you read any economics books?
Have studied anything by Smith, Mises, Laffer or other non-Keynesian economists?

Nothing, Nothing Obama is doing or has proposed has every worked or can work.

502 tackle  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:25:16pm

Shep is pissed at congress. Heh.

503 Ben Hur  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:25:26pm

re: #495 ploome hineni

no I did not

what is the connection?

Just pointing out stupidity.

504 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:25:26pm

re: #331 Ben Hur

We're all being made "enemies of the state" in our own country. Obama and his ilk aren't content with winning elections. Elections are the "system". They're here to tear down the system. They came to fight a revolution for Obama's sake, and it's just not a revolution unless your enemies are lined up against a wall.

Why do you think Obama is sending his brown shirts door-to-door, making lists of who is a supporter, and more importantly, who isn't?

It only gets much scarier from here.

505 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:25:41pm

re: #468 ploome hineni

Obama rewarded some asshole democrat from Alaska, a Mr. Elton, with a big plum job here in Washington, for drumming up the fake allegations against Sarah Palin--that she had her former brother in law the wife abuser fired for personal vendetta, instead of on grounds of performance.

506 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:26:03pm

re: #502 tackle

Shep is pissed at congress. Heh.


They're cutting his tanning subsidies?

507 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:26:23pm

re: #451 avanti

I'm glad the government might be turning the economy around. If the market goes up, consumer confidence goes up, folks spend money, pay more taxes, and off we go.

The economy might be taking off on its own without any government action in fits and starts. The DJIA has been bouncing all over the place and it might be in the midst of a bear market rally that doesn't signify any signficant changes to the economy. There are a few things that show that Obama's economic policies are independent of reality though: housing starts are independent of anything Obama has done.

It's a function of pent up demand for housing in some areas of the country (the real estate mess is highly specific to certain parts of the country - concentrated in four states CA, NV, FL, and AZ and only certain counties therein). It's a function of the Fed keeping interest rates insanely low to prime the economy and get money out there.

So are the unemployment figures that came in better than expected. The porkfest has barely been implemented and has done absolutely nothing to produce a single job (just ask Catepillar that laid off 2,000+ jobs).

Companies are still laying people off, but some might be reconsidering because the local situation or sector has improved somewhat.

508 UFO TOFU  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:26:25pm

re: #487 formercorpsman

I think I saw that earlier. The air Marshall's are losing their guns but he's creating a food police. Prioritize.

509 redstateredneck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:26:34pm

re: #494 Eowyn2

damn, i was trying to remember COBRA name and couldn't come up with it. I'd work for a couple thou less a year if it came with a cobra plan like my dad's was. 80/20 with a 500.00 FAMILY deductible (and how fast was that family deductible used up with 8 kids?)

COBRA entitles you to stay on your employer's health plan for up to 18 months but you have to pay the full price. As a matter of fact, you can pay up to 102% to your previous employer. The 2% is to cover their administration costs for collecting the money.

510 Ben Hur  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:26:35pm

re: #497 Iron Fist

That's why German Fascism was called National Socialism. Because you can't be a fascist at the same time as you are a socialist.

(So do they actually let this bright boy out to walk the streets unsupervised? Sounds like an excellent way for all kinds of mischief to happen...)

National Socialism is a type of Fascism, yet is Socialism, no?

511 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:27:10pm

re: #491 buzzsawmonkey

Food is being "modernized?" Does that mean we'll get extra melamine?

Twice the carbon tax and half the taste.

512 formercorpsman  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:27:20pm

re: #490 JimmyTheClaw

Fair enough Jimmy, I have seen this happen on here before.

I won't say who, but a very honest mistake when you are trying to go too quick at times.

513 albusteve  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:27:23pm

re: #496 avanti

I have no idea where you got that. I worked from the age of 14-18, served in the Navy from 18 to 38, ran my own business for over 20 years, then retired on my Navy and SS dole.

who cares....your happy the market may rise, good for you now that you can make some money for yourself...but how do you reconcile BO and his minions gutting 30-40% of the market in the first place?....you sound like a leech

514 tackle  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:27:29pm

We could only hope :) Shep's not my favorite, but I don't think I've seen him this mad. Go get 'em boy!

515 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:27:44pm

Fascism is just Socialism with a front-man.

516 brookly red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:27:55pm

re: #485 Iron Fist

40 proof? That's practically water!

well it's not my favorite, but it works w/al-bap & kimchee.

517 formercorpsman  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:28:08pm

re: #491 buzzsawmonkey

Nah, they already have that covered. See they were on the ball.

518 Opinionated  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:28:09pm

Tell me this quote from the N Y times is not something you would swear was from The Onion

But in a surprise, it dramatically increased the amount of money it will create out of thin air to thaw out the still-frozen credit markets that have cramped lending to consumers and businesses alike.

519 LGoPs  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:28:12pm

re: #487 formercorpsman

If anyone is interested, Vapig posted a pretty interesting spin-off link regarding some legislation that was introduced.

I took the time to actually dig up some info on the proposal, and I'll be damned if there is not some truth to it.

Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009

Unreal.

Well come on now. Don't you know about the potential hazard from pointy bananas. They can take your eye out. And a Granny Smith, ballistically launched at 3000 fps can take your head off.
I for one, am pleased and gratified that our government is looking out for our well being. Even if they have to kill 25 million of us doing it......
/////

520 redstateredneck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:28:44pm

re: #506 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

They're cutting his tanning subsidies?

I swear he wears man-liner, too.

521 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:28:58pm

re: #482 LGoPs

It's scary if they are buying into it because they are the enforcement arm of the government. Rahm Emanuel won't be coming personally to my house to take my shit. It'll be the police........
I hope this is only reflective of the career bureaucrats and elected officials in LE and not indicative of the rank and file.

This link is from the article.

522 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:29:38pm
523 Occasional Reader  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:30:18pm

re: #515 Lizard by the Bay

Fascism is just Socialism with a front-man.

Hayek* sets out a superb description of the complimentary nature of fascism and socialism in The Road To Serfdom (which every lizard should read).


_________________________________________________
*and I love her "snake dance" scene in From Dusk 'Till Dawn

524 formercorpsman  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:31:00pm

re: #519 LGoPs

I am reading different portions of the legislation now.

This is mind blowing.

525 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:31:20pm

re: #520 redstateredneck

I swear he wears man-liner, too.

* * *

Everyone on tv wears plenty of make up.

Shep is not just another pretty face.

526 scuba mom  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:31:26pm

re: #496 avanti

so the company you ran for 20 yrs made no profit?

527 yma o hyd  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:31:42pm

re: #500 bulwrk

The left has been contemplating ways to destroy the military for a long long time.

Indeed - and not just in the USA.
Here, the neostalinist NuLab atrocity under Gord is doing this:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1162789/ROBERT-HARDMAN-Ministers-treating-65th-anniversary-D-Day-utter-disdain.html

There will be nothing doing by this government - not even a church service. and they say the don't ahve the £500 000 pound to pay for the vets who want to go.
The French are doing more than we do!
And yes, lots of your vest will be there, and lots of canadians - but no Brits.
Oh - and the Queen? the government isn't doing anything to get her the official invitation she needs.
I think she may well do something off her own bat - she loves the vets.
Disgrace isn't even beginning to describe it.

Bu thats the LLL for you - first diss the military every which way, then destroy them every which way - and then come hwling ebcause, after all, you do need them!

528 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:32:26pm

re: #501 jcm

Have taken any economics courses? Have you read any economics books?
Have studied anything by Smith, Mises, Laffer or other non-Keynesian economists?

Nothing, Nothing Obama is doing or has proposed has every worked or can work.

I'll admit I have not, but unlike some others, I hope he succeeds in turning the economy. If being happy when the market goes ups, and my IRA goes up is selfish, so be it. I never said word when some on here were almost gleeful when the market tanked, allow me to be happy if it goes up. If BHO plan does not work. or can't work, then the market will tank again.

529 VioletTiger  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:33:00pm

re: #520 redstateredneck

I swear he wears man-liner, too.

What's manliner? Eyeliner for men?

He's sort of too metro for me. I like manly men.

530 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:33:47pm
531 formercorpsman  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:34:29pm

I was just reading it at the Library of Congess, and when I went to change over to another link within the document, they are all blank now.

What would that be?

532 Lizard by the Bay  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:35:12pm

re: #528 avanti

I'll admit I have not, but unlike some others, I hope he succeeds in turning the economy. If being happy when the market goes ups, and my IRA goes up is selfish, so be it. I never said word when some on here were almost gleeful when the market tanked, allow me to be happy if it goes up. If BHO plan does not work. or can't work, then the market will tank again.

None of us are "gleeful" that the market is tanking. We feel vindicated, and we're pleased that others are finally noticing the writing on the walls, but vindication and increased awareness are not hapiness.

533 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:35:38pm
534 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:35:48pm
535 albusteve  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:36:00pm

re: #528 avanti

I'll admit I have not, but unlike some others, I hope he succeeds in turning the economy. If being happy when the market goes ups, and my IRA goes up is selfish, so be it. I never said word when some on here were almost gleeful when the market tanked, allow me to be happy if it goes up. If BHO plan does not work. or can't work, then the market will tank again.

this arrogant contrived downfall of the market is on your conscience if you have one....you've been hosed by BO and you don't mind...what kind of man are you?....a plaything for the socialists?

536 jcm  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:36:24pm

re: #528 avanti

I'll admit I have not, but unlike some others, I hope he succeeds in turning the economy. If being happy when the market goes ups, and my IRA goes up is selfish, so be it. I never said word when some on here were almost gleeful when the market tanked, allow me to be happy if it goes up. If BHO plan does not work. or can't work, then the market will tank again.

Do I want the President and the Country to succeed?
Absolutely.

The problem is everything Obama is proposing has been tried before and FAILED.

Obama is pointed ignoring what has been tired and what works.

Why should a support a policy that historical has failed again and again, the reason's for those failures can be documented? Why should I hope, that something that's never worked will work this time because Obama is trying it?

That would be INSANE!

Why isn't Obama trying proven tactics and strategies that are known to work every time they've been used?

537 Shug  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:36:28pm

Caption for the original pic of the thread

Cirque du soray

538 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:37:08pm
539 redstateredneck  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:37:40pm

re: #529 VioletTiger

What's manliner? Eyeliner for men?

He's sort of too metro for me. I like manly men.

Yep, eyeliner for men.

540 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:38:35pm

re: #531 formercorpsman

I was just reading it at the Library of Congess, and when I went to change over to another link within the document, they are all blank now.

What would that be?

Sandy Berger?

541 albusteve  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:38:40pm

re: #536 jcm

Do I want the President and the Country to succeed?
Absolutely.

The problem is everything Obama is proposing has been tried before and FAILED.

Obama is pointed ignoring what has been tired and what works.

Why should a support a policy that historical has failed again and again, the reason's for those failures can be documented? Why should I hope, that something that's never worked will work this time because Obama is trying it?

That would be INSANE!

Why isn't Obama trying proven tactics and strategies that are known to work every time they've been used?

avanti is being used....BO has no intention of doing the responsible thing...avanti knows this or he is an utter fool, a drooler

542 avanti  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:38:50pm

re: #532 Lizard by the Bay

None of us are "gleeful" that the market is tanking. We feel vindicated, and we're pleased that others are finally noticing the writing on the walls, but vindication and increased awareness are not hapiness.

Good use of a word. I'll feel vindicated if BHO succeeds, you will if he fails, short and sweet.

543 LGoPs  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:38:50pm

re: #521 MandyManners

This link is from the article.

That's scary. Hell, I fly the Gadsden Flag (Don't Tread on Me). Does that mark me as an enemy?

544 Cygnus  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:40:20pm

re: #314 Ben Hur

This picture is waaay more disturbing.

[Link: news.yahoo.com...]

He was trying to pick his nose and missed.

545 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:40:20pm
546 Lincolntf  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:41:17pm

Too perfect.
Rewarding Failure

547 Ceemack  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:41:45pm

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese officials admitted today that their plan for eliminating space debris from low earth orbit still faces some "technical challenges."

However, officials vowed to continue working full-speed on the program, pointing out the danger that space debris poses to satellites and manned spacecraft.

Officials hope to be able to begin the program early in 2010.

548 LGoPs  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:41:51pm

re: #534 Iron Fist

That was my point. Socialism and fascism are really just different names for essentially the same political system. The same goes for Communism. The Bolsheviks called their form of Communism "Scientific Socialism". Hitler called his form of fascism "National Socialism" (to be fair, Hitler didn't even make up the term, but I can't remember the name of the guy that did). And Fascist Italy's Fascism came out of their Socialist party. They were all just different names for very similar Totalitarian ideologies. At times they were enemies (Hitler and the Nazis had an anti-Comintern pact with Italy), at other times "friends" (Molotov joked about the USSR joining the anti-Comintern Pact when the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was signed), and finally enemies again.

They all wanted to rule the World. Mussolini was probably the least odious of the lot, and it is Mussolini that Obama reminds me of. Has reminded me of since he first began exploring the run for the Presidency.

What all these systems have in common is the all powerful State, regardless of whether they were right or left leaning. It is the State that has the power to enslave and kill its citizens.

549 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:43:15pm
550 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:43:31pm
551 Dianna  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:46:44pm

re: #415 Occasional Reader

Maybe Killian's Red could come out with a special seasonal beer called "The Killian Fields"?

That's really witty, but the taste it leaves in my mouth won't let me even groan.

You don't usually mis-fire. I'm sorry I can't upding that one. Sorry. But I won't down-ding you, either.

552 Kenneth  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:48:10pm

re: #309 Dustyvet

You know Obama is in trouble when sycophants like Jon Stewart are outraged at the latest stupid idea from the Obama administration.

553 tjseagrove  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:48:27pm

"Chinese pilots practice bailout maneuvers for their next spy plane encounter. Back in Washington, the administration is taking notes for their next move..."

554 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:49:25pm

re: #509 redstateredneck

COBRA entitles you to stay on your employer's health plan for up to 18 months but you have to pay the full price. As a matter of fact, you can pay up to 102% to your previous employer. The 2% is to cover their administration costs for collecting the money.

Under the stimulus bill, if you were laid off sometime in September, you only have to pay 35%. The company pays the other 65%, and then gets a credit against its payroll taxes for the quarter.
Nice way to screw companies. Front the money for the government. And if the payroll taxes don't cover it, there is a way to get paid, but they haven't figured it out yet.

I don't have the link; it was in yesterday's spinoffs on destroying small business jobs.

555 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:50:19pm

re: #543 LGoPs

That's scary. Hell, I fly the Gadsden Flag (Don't Tread on Me). Does that mark me as an enemy?

In Missouri it might.

556 alegrias  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:50:20pm

re: #552 Kenneth

You know Obama is in trouble when sycophants like Jon Stewart are outraged at the latest stupid idea from the Obama administration.

* * *

May their disillusioned numbers increase!

557 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:52:05pm
558 Kragar  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:53:11pm

re: #515 Lizard by the Bay

Fascism is just Socialism with a front-man.

Fascism is where a small cadre of party elite rule in the name of the state

Socialism is where a small cadre of party elite rule in the name of the people

559 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:54:02pm
560 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:55:11pm

re: #528 avanti

I'll admit I have not, but unlike some others, I hope he succeeds in turning the economy. If being happy when the market goes ups, and my IRA goes up is selfish, so be it. I never said word when some on here were almost gleeful when the market tanked, allow me to be happy if it goes up. If BHO plan does not work. or can't work, then the market will tank again.

YOU FUCKING LIAR! YOU SHOW ME ONE LIZARD WHO WAS ALMOST GLEEFUL WHEN THE MARKET TANKED.

561 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:55:28pm

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

562 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:55:58pm

I'm outta' here before I get really mad.

Have a pleasant afternoon, Lizards.

563 brookly red  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:57:34pm

re: #543 LGoPs

That's scary. Hell, I fly the Gadsden Flag (Don't Tread on Me). Does that mark me as an enemy?

/If you don't have a leftover Kerry/Edwards sticker on your Volvo you might just be the enemy.

564 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 12:58:20pm
565 [deleted]  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 1:12:55pm
566 jjmckay1216  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 1:25:15pm

re: #451 avanti

he's kidding, right?

567 LGoPs  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 1:28:17pm

re: #565 Iron Fist

Great analysis. As usual.
The Democrats get away with this treasonous behavior because the MFM is their wholly owned subsidiary.

568 Dustyvet  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 1:38:36pm

The 5 biggest myths about Obama

1. Obama is bold. Actually, he is overly cautious. It’s no coincidence the first bills he signed into law were the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, two populist favorites. Signing these bills was not an act of courage any more than attacking lobbyists or selecting Joe Biden as a running mate. In fact, Obama’s entire agenda is cautious (sometimes to a fault, in the case of his housing and banking bailouts). Are the numbers in his proposed budget eye-popping? Yes. But eye-popping budgets are well within the Democratic mainstream now.

2. Obama is a great communicator. Cut away the soaring rhetoric in his speeches, and the resulting policy statements are often vague, lawyerly and confusing. He is not plain-spoken: He parses his language so much that a casual listener will miss important caveats. That’s in part why he uses teleprompters for routine policy statements: He chooses his words carefully, relying heavily on ill-defined terms like “deficit reduction” (which means tax increases, rather than actual “savings”) and “combat troops” (as opposed to “all troops in harm’s way”).

3. Obamaland is a team of rivals. Obama earned the label “No-Drama Obama” for a reason. His closest advisers — those who actually shape his thinking, strategy and policies — are loyal and, by all accounts, like-minded. Obviously, they regularly disagree with each other, as any group of smart individuals does. But reading the (many) profiles of Obama aides written since the election, it’s striking that there are no anecdotes of serious disputes inside Obamaland. Obama does try to bring political foes into the fold when it’s convenient, but his team is primarily made up of political friends.

4. Obama is smooth. Despite being deliberate, Obama is surprisingly gaffe-prone. Reporters on my e-mail lists last year know he consistently mispronounced, misnamed or altogether forgot where he was. (In one typical gaffe in Sioux Falls, S.D., he started his speech with an enthusiastic “Thank you, Sioux City!”) His geographic gaffes are not just at routine rallies but at major events, including the Democratic National Convention and his first address to Congress. Any politician occasionally misspeaks, but the frequency of Obama’s flubs is notable.

5. Obama has a good relationship with the media. Working with the hundreds of reporters who covered the Obama campaign last year, I was struck by how many of them would quietly complain about Obama’s borderline disdain for the press. Sometimes it is readily visible — like when he scolded a reporter for asking a question during a presidential visit to the White House briefing room. Other times it’s more passive, like long gaps between press conferences, or it’s reflected in his staff’s attitude.


[Link: rpc.blogrolling.com...]

569 justabill  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 1:48:49pm

re: #483 Erik The Red

If Avanti had not served and done his time(thank you Avanti) he would be so done here already. It can't be much longer tho.

Let me preface this by saying I have not read all of his posts. My question is, Is he breaking the rules? I would hate to see him banned just because of his point of view. Doesn't sit right with me...

570 Emerald  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 1:51:23pm

re: #80 tackle

All I can get is "typical military police training".
Hey, maybe there's an opening at the State Department, translating the word "reset".


Thanks!

re: #92 Dianna

Evidently not - I was standing in the lobby yesterday, listening to a man speaking Russian, and didn't understand one word.


I studied French in high school, Russian and German in college and I'm lucky I recognized it as Cyrillic. I have no memory for foreign languages. I aced the classes, but once they were over it all drained away. I can remember a handful of phrases from the three languages, and none of them likely to be helpful in any situation.

571 jjmckay1216  Wed, Mar 18, 2009 2:30:37pm

re: #561 MandyManners

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Mandy please take a quick walk so u not explode.

572 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Mar 19, 2009 1:21:32am

Caption this?

"Mary Poppins" auditions? Not as glamorous as you'd think.

573 Know Your Enemy  Thu, Mar 19, 2009 1:05:52pm

It's easy to fly after all your heavy organs have been harvested.


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