9:17 pm February 24, 2009, by Jay
OK, post your reactions here to the president’s speech. I’ll jump in as the situation allows and requires.
February 24th, 20099:19 pm
obama kissed hillary!
February 24th, 20099:29 pm
The gop will not even clap.
February 24th, 20099:30 pm
“day of reckoning has arrived, and the time to take charge of our future is here”.
That can’t be good.
February 24th, 20099:37 pm
No Cheney’s ugly nasty puss in the picture, nor will it ever be there again–that’s a quantum leap of improvement.
February 24th, 20099:40 pm
Too bad somebody doesn’t have a calculator on the screen adding up all the “fiscal responsibility” PresBO is spewing out at us. For some reason all I can picture is that “free money from the government” guy.
February 24th, 20099:41 pm
Yeah. Matt Lesko..the guy with the question marks all over his suit.
Obama should have worn that tonight.
Now he’s for clean coal? I thought he was against it.
February 24th, 20099:44 pm
Greetings fellow dimwits-
I stand before you today humbled by your trust in me. I find it totally unbelievable and irresponsible of you to leave the keeping of such a great nation in the hands of a moron like me, I am truly awed by your ignorance.
I am happy to report that we have accomplished nearly half of our mission, that being how much is left in the US Treasury, half of what we started with. Do not fret, I will be squandering the remainder of it tomorrow.
And then we will become fiscally responsible, hahahahahahahaha, yeah, ok.
It has been a long hard struggle that we have endured, fellow stooges, destroying this great country was nearly impossible with such strong and frightening men as Reagan and Bushie standing guard over her. But I am relieved to report there is only McCain left and I’m pretty sure he’s cool with our depraved intentions.
From now on, this country will be remolded in our image, the image of losers like you, total failures and psychotics, lazy asses and the lame will rule the day, the time has come for the stunted and stupid to lead us to our cataclysmic destruction.
Can I get an amen?
So go home and do your drugs, break into your neighbors house and pillage his belongings, shoot, rape and murder those that anger you, while you languish in boredom waiting for your bimonthly itty bitty government check to hit the mail box.
Have at it, y’all.
Yes we can!
February 24th, 20099:45 pm
For some reason all I saw whenever Bush was on the screen was a bull in a china shop that shattered every piece.
Embryonic stem funding is a guarantee–he ought to just pop those stone faced thugs with it now.
February 24th, 20099:46 pm
It’s been said politely that anything Obama says comes with an expiration date. Usually that’s called lies but either way it fits.
Wow! He’s in favor of seeking a cure for cancer. Wonder why nobody else ever thought of that…
February 24th, 20099:47 pm
Hairplugs just nodded off. HAHAHAHAHA
February 24th, 20099:48 pm
Chad Harris Doogie Howser,
don’t you have some patients to misdiagnose?
Cures for cancer have crossed a few of our minds–but the Bush administration defunded the living crap out of NIH.
Specter got $40 billion in the budget in the stim bill in a deal with Durbin on Superbowl Sunday.
It’s not enough but it’s a start and I’d just as soon see Shooty Bank and Scank of America go up in flames and put those billions in NIH and health care.
Why does Nancy Pelosi always look as though she just smoked a bong?
February 24th, 20099:49 pm
What kind of punch line could get them to cut to Hooker and the Mrs. Vitter?
How about restroom Larry?
February 24th, 20099:50 pm
She looks as though she smoked a bong because you can’t ween off of yours, obviously.
February 24th, 20099:51 pm
Come on folks, think! We’re facing the biggest economic challenge since the Great Depression. Can’t you understand that and also understand the need to get our fiscal house in order once the crisis(-es) is/are over?
what about Bill Clintons cigar? Or Elliot Spitzers hookers?
Obama Job Approval Dips Below 60% for First Time
Fifty-nine percent now approve as more express no opinion on his performance
PRINCETON, NJ — For the first time since Gallup began tracking Barack Obama’s presidential job approval rating on Jan. 21, fewer than 60% of Americans approve of the job he is doing as president. In Feb. 21-23 polling, 59% of Americans give Obama a positive review, while 25% say they disapprove, and 16% have no opinion.
Chad calls someone a puss… LMAO
February 24th, 20099:52 pm
Ole Sonny Purdue “ah ain’t done nothing in mah entire time since 2003″ allowed as how he looks forward to working with this adminisatration on the Capitol steps yesterday.
Chad Harris Doogie Howser Palin,
any new malpractice suits we should know about?
February 24th, 20099:53 pm
Naw–I called Cheney’s face an ugly puss that we don’t have to look at. The pussys were Bush and the Iraq study group, and the rest of the Chickenhawk Deferment Kids in the Bush West Wing including convict Libby.
February 24th, 20099:55 pm
what about Obamas tax evader cabinet? Ah yes, in your little mind only republicans can be crooks. Good luck with that one Doogie.
February 24th, 20099:56 pm
Ahh, such illuminating commentary.
The topic could have been “What kind of ice cream do you like” and the comments would have been the same.
February 24th, 20099:57 pm
let’s see what he does with the $410 billion spending bill just passed by the House
February 24th, 20099:59 pm
Getalife, you seem to have selective memory. I not only remember the Democrats sitting on their hands for 8 years when Bush spoke, I even remember them booing him at one point.
Not saying it’s right what the Republicans may or may not be doing, as I am not watching Hope & Change make his next campaign speech, but I suspect you weren’t that upset when Dems showed childish behavior for the past 8 years, either.
February 24th, 200910:00 pm
And your comments would have been the same too, Mike:
“The people who say they like vanilla and the people who say they like chocolate aren’t as smart as I am, because I like both equally. Or pretend I do.”
February 24th, 200910:01 pm
I’m glad I don’t have his job…what a mess we’re in. Thanks W!
Jay comes out of left fields and some “owning” of his own.
Not bad for a liberal
Obama said the budget deficit, at $1.3 trillion and ballooning, must be brought under control.
He promised he would slash it by half by the end of his term in 2013, mostly by ending U.S. combat in Iraq and eliminating some of Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy.
Translation – tax the “wealthy” [first, define wealthy] and re-distribute their money to those who voted for me [the generational government dependents]….
February 24th, 200910:02 pm
there is video on YouTube of Hillary Clinton giving Bush a scolding look right after 911 when Bush made his speech about terrorism. Democrats are a bunch of lying pussy hypocrites. Yes I said pussy because Chad Harris Palin said it at 9:53 pm. Now, if Jay takes down my post he will certainly have to take down Chad Palins post.
February 24th, 200910:03 pm
I guess he just wiped out NBC’s idea that they could go back to regular programming at 10.
It was whenever President Bush would mention that Social Security might have problems on the horizon that Democrats would boo and hiss.
February 24th, 200910:07 pm
your next topic should be about how the newspaper industry is going under.
Troubled San Francisco paper in danger of closing
San Francisco Chronicle to be sold or closed if owner can’t lower expenses dramatically
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Chronicle joined the lengthening list of imperiled newspapers Tuesday as its owner set out to purge the payroll and slash other expenses in a last-ditch effort to reverse years of heavy losses.
If it can’t reduce expenses dramatically within the next few weeks, the Hearst Corp. said it will close or sell the Chronicle, northern California’s largest newspaper with a paid weekday circulation of 339,430.
Hearst didn’t specify a savings target nor a deadline for wringing out the expenses. A Hearst spokesman didn’t immediately respond to messages Tuesday.
But management made it clear that the cost-cutting will require a significant number of layoffs.
“Our current situation dictates that we accomplish these cost savings quickly,” Chronicle Publisher Frank Vega wrote in a memo to the staff. “Business as usual is no longer an option.”
The Chronicle has given Hearst financial headaches since the New York-based company bought the newspaper in a complex deal valued at $660 million. The late 2000 acquisition proved to be ill-timed. Shortly after Hearst took control, the San Francisco Chronicle was hard hit by a high-tech bust that caused its advertising revenue to shrivel.
Also Tuesday, the chief executive of Philadelphia’s largest two daily newspapers pledged Tuesday to roll back a $232,000 raise while his company tries to reorganize in bankruptcy court.
I’ll tell you straight up the only time I’ve ever sued in many years, although it’s none of your business but you allege your wife is some kind of MD who doesn’t have time to barely eat lunch and I pointed out insightfully she doesn’t have time for you but that doesn’t mean she’s not giving her time elsewhere where she wants to spend it.
It was early on and I was in the ER period. I had seen a 20 something girl who came in complaining of pain in her leg because she had been bitten by something when she went in the back of a Kroeger to get some boxes.
I took one look and told her she had a classic Brown Recluse spider bight. It was an umbelicated lesion (a round lesion with a brown center–and anyone with any kind of experience would immediately recognize it.
I covered her with a cephalosporin in case the spider had innoculated her with staph. There is no treatment for it per se. The venom is actually more poisonous than rattle snake venom, but of course they inject a tiny fraction of what a snake usually gets in. I also covered her for the pain she complained of and told her the course and gave her a F/U appointment for a week later and told her to call if any questions.
A few days later she went into a Med First because it was still painful, and the orthopedic resident on duty there who was at what was then called Georgia Baptist at his day job didn’t know what the hell he was seeing. He thought she had a staph abcess. He put a #11 blade in it and I and D’d it. That caused extensive necrotic arachnodism–she sluffed considerable skin after, and a plastic surgeon ended up grafting her.
1) First mistake he made was not to recognize it. She told him she had seen me. The resident should have called me and I’d have saved him a lot of trouble and her an operation.
2) Her attorney the President of GTLA sued everone she saw.
3) I got the suit in the evening. That morning I called the leading expert in the country who I knew had written chapters on it who was located at Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center, the tox branch of CDC. I scanned the chart and sent it to him. He immediately signed an affidavit and got his collegues who had written major tox books stating I had treated it perfectly.
Day 2 I had the affidavit in hand and phoned the attorney and told him point blank I would draw up the countersuit and file it immediately and make sure he limped out of court if he didn’t dismiss the suit by close of buisness that day.
That was the one and only malpractice suit I have ever received, and I killed it within 24 hours.
And I made sure to tell the attorney, LOL President of GTLA (the plaintiff’s premier so called association) that he was a fool for not looking at the chart and getting a physician to school him on the treatment particularly since this individual was one of the biggest plaintiff’s attorneys in town and should have known much better. It was embarassingly stupid law, and what many of these idiots who got through law school do is to file first carelessly suing everyone they have a chart for without reading the chart. More doctors should sue these lawyers into outter space. Had he not dismissed the suit and hand delivered the filed motion I would have.
Enjoy. How fast does your wife handle her suits?
February 24th, 200910:10 pm
looks like fear is out and hope is back.
We got ourselves the next great President.
In the on deck circle….Bobby Jindal.
February 24th, 200910:11 pm
Survey says…..DOW falls again tomorrow.
With all due respect, since the people that make America work are not quitters, maybe our government should quit subsidizing those who do with the confiscated earnings and wealth of those who didn’t and still do not.
February 24th, 200910:13 pm
Joe the Sam the moron should deliver the response. It really doesn’t matter. Jindal’s party caused the messes, and they don’t have a clue how to clean them up.
February 24th, 200910:15 pm
my wife hasn’t had any suits. Yet. Knock on wood. Anyhoo, yes doctors should be able to sue lawyers like John Edwards who made his career off of suing doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Agree with you on that one. I like giving you grief because you are a very one-sided person who often overlooks anything the democrats do. Now, as far as the Brown Recluse goes, yes, my wife has seen and treated those bites. More so in the south than in Chicago. Anyway, the bite of that spider looks like a target. I’ve seen them plenty of times to know when it is time to go to the hospital. Oh, by the way, it all depends on what kind of rattlesnake you are talking about. The Pygmy Rattlesnake and Western Diamondback are inject a more lethal and potent venom than the Brown Recluse.
February 24th, 200910:16 pm
Many of thse earnings, hundreds of millions of dollars are bonuses you, Swami. paid to the fools who flew Skank of American and Chooty Bank into the ground.
They should have been removed. TARP should never have birthed. Send a gift to Paulson and thank him for his moronicity. How about Andrea Mitchell spending all day getting theories on how to clean up the mess her husband architected?
Keep heading to the Right. It’s popcorn inducing to watch all of ya.
February 24th, 200910:18 pm
Bobby Jindal has nothing to do with the RINOs in congress. He’s a conservative injecting a poor democrat hell hole with some good conservative governing. His approval rating is high and he is doing great things down there. President Hussein knows that Jindal is going to be a foe much more complicated to handle than Sarah Palin.
February 24th, 200910:20 pm
Ya know I did 8 years of straight ER. I saw 3 rattlesnake bites in 2 hours one summer. One guy had reached under a picknic table and grabbed the snake because he said he didn’t want to startle his girfriend.
Most of them do just fine–but different people react differntly to poisionous snakes and we try to watch all of them and treat the swelling etc. For most bites in this country, except for Coralesque types, you don’t need the antivenom and the side effects could be worse.
I wish your wife the best. Chicago is a great town.
February 24th, 200910:24 pm
Counting the Stimu-Spendu-lus (with interest 1.2T)…..the remaining 350B of TARP…….a coming 450B budget (with 9000 earmarks – glad we are going to have an “earmark free” budget NEXT YEAR)…….and the soon-to-come TARP2
From where is this “halving” of the deficit in 4 years going to come?
Bobby is a very bright guy and he has done a stand up job as governor with some terrible problems to solve. He organized very well when there were threats of hurricaines last year. I think he’s too far right to get elected, but it will be interesting to see his speech and how things shake out down the line. It’s still early but they campaign all the time obviously.
Maybe Bobby is what the party wants. I think Crist will be in the primary and he’s fairly charismatic.
February 24th, 200910:25 pm
Chad, why do you lump all Republicans together? I agree with you on TARP, it never should have happened. The Obama Stimulus shouldn’t have happened either. Why didn’t he have the economic summit before the Stimulus was written? If they didn’t rush it, maybe there could have been a more bipartisan plan and something that stands more of a chance of helping the economy.
February 24th, 200910:28 pm
““The people who say they like vanilla and the people who say they like chocolate aren’t as smart as I am, because I like both equally. Or pretend I do.””
What nonsense. I never claim to like both equally. I claim to find mindless partisanship and moronic name calling the lowest form of debate. Unfortunately, that’s what your blog offers and that is why you get the same 15 people a day making the same silly comments. You sure are defensive. I guess you are mighty proud of the “community” that you have created here.
Ever wonder why it doesn’t grow? Ever wonder what you are doing with the platform you have been given? Ever think about how disgusted Henry Grady would be with what his paper has morphed into?
I doubt it. My guess is that you don’t really care about the base level of discussion here or the fact that it provides no value to your advertisers whatsoever. My guess is that you don’t really care about how you get to your few hundred posts a day, just as long as it provides the pretense that you are generating web traffic and that you can hold onto your job until you can retire.
I mean who cares if you are actually contributing anything meaningful to your community or to the AJC’s reputation and future. Just as long as you can keep drawing a paycheck, the rest is irrelevant.
February 24th, 200910:30 pm
February 24th, 2009
P E N T A G O N !
February 24th, 200910:32 pm
did you know that 90% of all snake bites are the result of people picking the snakes up? I grew up in the south and have seen plenty of Copperheads and Cottonmouths to know that you do not pick up or mess with poisonous snakes. They have just as much right to be were we are. If they are a threat you, promptly decapitate it or call animal control. Or as my granddad always showed us, simply obliterate it with a double barrel shot gun. Always worked for him. Anyhoo, yeah Chicago is a great town but the corruption and taxes are insane.
By the way, Jindal is a smart conservative guy who has cleaned up LA. I don’t think his religious leanings are anything to be concerned about. I mean, Obama claims he’s a Christian yet I don’t see him doing anything that resembles Christianity, right?
February 24th, 200910:37 pm
Quick poll of the 15 people who make up the entire audience of Jay’s posers:
Anybody here ever click on an ad on this blog? Anyone here ever even look at an ad on this blog? Anyone here even know that ads exist on this blog?
No? Well guess what. This blog is providing no value to its advertisers. Soon enough, the few suckers left who do advertise here will figure that out and the notion that the AJC can somehow survive on internet ad revenue will be exposed for the fraud that it is. In the meantime, Jay can still hold onto his job and try to tell his bosses otherwise. If he is lucky, his bosses are gullible and ignorant of the mechanisms of internet advertising.
February 24th, 200910:38 pm
Usually those responses are pretty lame, but Governor Jindal really brought home the philosophical differences between reliance on our collective citizenry and reliance on a government nanny.
February 24th, 200910:39 pm
I don’t lump all republicans or dems together. I hated TARP because there was no substantive accountability for whatsoever, and right now how the banks have deployed the money is still very much a secret, and I hated the bailouts of the auto companies and the banks.
I hated the fact that there had to be this much spending in the Stim package, and the more controversial components of it are a small percent but that’s still a lot of very real money.
But the deregulatory trickle down tax cuts have not worked IMHO and not all dems are “jealous of people who have accomplished and accumulated great wealth as some here have charged.
It’s interesting that Jindal knocked federal help, because Vitter and Mary Landrieu have sure been asking for it.
February 24th, 200910:40 pm
When the banner ad up top was advertising tickets for a basketball game that had been played a couple of weeks before it was hard to miss seeing the ad, but it was very easy to resist clicking on it.
February 24th, 200910:42 pm
we want to work with Obama, but we’re bitter douchebags with no solid ideas of our own”—jindal
February 24th, 200910:43 pm
For the record…….
Better delivery, but Obama talked about the “solution” being on the Washington side of the camera.
Not as polished, but Jindal voiced the correct “solution” being on the viewer’s side of the camera.
The “solution” has always been and will always be not in Washington, but from the actions of individuals achieving beyond even their expectations.
February 24th, 200910:45 pm
Jindal really showcased that his party has no ideas except the old lame ones that don’t work and someone should get out a dictionary and brand the definition of inheritanceinto their memory and consciousness as well as read David Sanger’s book with the eponymous name.
February 24th, 200910:46 pm
Exactly. But hey, the AJC’s incompetent management of their own business doesn’t prevent them from critiquing other business leaders or politicians. From choosing to be a one-sidedly partisan liberal paper in one of the reddest states in the country to letting its classified business walk out the door to relying on online ad models from the 90s, it is amazing that the AJC has the audacity to call out anyone for incompetence.
February 24th, 200910:47 pm
President Obama, who reiterated for the umpteenth time that he wouldn’t allow earmarks is getting ready to sign a 400 billion dollar spending bill with thousands of earmarks. Axelrod just said he was going to sign this because it was old business just getting tied up. WTH???
This isn’t thousands of earmarks that have already been funded and built so why is he signing it within hours of looking us in the eye saying that kind of business was over and done with? I guess it’s that lie/expiration date thing.
February 24th, 200911:07 pm
And a chicken in every pot! And here’s the check to pay for it.
February 24th, 200911:22 pm
Seeing all those morons in one place tonite made me think of my Grandfather … he used to say that “if you got all those idiots together, put them under one roof & then blew the place to smithereens, the next group would be a little mere motivated.” he was right!
February 25th, 20097:38 am
Last night we all saw a real leader speak . We saw someone who is honestly interested in helping the people who elected him ,we saw a motivated ,intelectual man that is not in the pocket of the corporate scum GOPERS. Everyone fromm now on will remember this speech as the turning point 2/24/09. Mr. Jindal was pathetic is his defense of the just say NO irrelevant party. We will rebiuld and restore this country now that we have an honest and real man as a leader not a lying punk like the village idiot from Texas.
February 25th, 20097:39 am
President Obama’s speech was extremely inspiring, and that’s what we need right now more than anything else: inspiration.
That will help confidence in our institutions more than anything else. As to all the money that is being spent to help the US recover, one must remember that once the country is back to normal production, or even better, the GNP will increase, bringing in more revenue.
The Swedes, in the early 90’s, went through the same thing we are going through now and made a good recovery. I think we should adopt some of their ideas, or at least look at what they did. They nationalized their banks, but as soon as the banks could function on their own, they were denationalized. Because something is nationalized, doesn’t mean it has to be that way forever.
February 25th, 20097:41 am
1. update your user name so that it seems relative to this century. “communist” – who are you 90 year-old abe simpson?
2. quit insulting people and say something relavent
3. you are a douchebag
February 25th, 20098:57 am
Please tell me why, they allow stupid people to have a computer and let alone blog, nevermind I know now. They cannot hold a decent conversation in an open debate, without spewing stupid and hateful rhetoric about topics they know nothing about. Do us all a favor, turn off your computer and just watch Fox News.. i.e Hannity, now that’s your messiah.
February 25th, 20099:58 am
My reaction: It’s great to have a real leader again, with the right ideas and ideals to move our country forward. It’s been too long!
February 25th, 200912:38 pm
Impress does not begin to say how Pres Obama speech was–he is always being innovative with clear talking points. I got IT.
Jindal I did not know what he was trying to convey. Was it slavery; Katrina fiasco, die from cancer because it is a pre-existing condition; or how the American people should just fix the situation themselves. If the latter is his argument then why is he or the others in Charge?
February 25th, 200912:59 pm
Good campaign speech, nothing more. Too many promises, no details on how it will be done. Cure cancer in 4 years, yes everyone wants that. Cut the deficit 50% HOW is that going to happen?
Jindel may not be as smooth a speaker but he’s been a very good Gov. We’ll see if it pans into something more.
The only way Obama will be an effective leader is he moves more to the center. time will tell if that happens. If he continues to let pelosi and reid lead he’ll be ineffective.
SNL will definitley parody Pelosi’s reaction all night. It was funny.
Did anyone notice Obama ignoring Sheila Jackson Lee on the way out? Priceless reaction.
February 25th, 20092:24 pm
I read the entire transcript this AM so I wouldn’t have to hear his voice. And it seems to be more of the same ol’ stuff—-recession/state of the economy/etc. were mentioned approx. 50 times. I read about a lot of REFORM. I read about a lot of spending. But what really got my attention was his comment re: the , EXCUSE ME, HIS , budget. He stated that HIS admin. would be going over this budget line-by-line to get rid of excessive costs,etc. AND THAT IT WILL TAKE A LOT OF TIME TO DO THIS!!! Why was the Stimulus Bill not given the same TIME???? Interesting,huh???
February 25th, 20092:50 pm
Unfortunately no change, his presentation skills are excellent, his content zero. A shame we’ll never understand the urgency for the crambill (other than get it passed before anyone actually knows what’s in it and the fear factor is high!!). Second “unfortunately” is the crambill is only the beginning….
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