Can’t we all just get along?

It’s been a fractious, divisive week here on the blog, so I thought I’d send us all home on this rainy Friday afternoon with something that everybody can agree upon:

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the greatest jazz pianist of all time.

202 comments Add your comment

rcs

February 27th, 2009
4:53 pm

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
5:01 pm

Yes, the libs do seem agitated.

Wonder why that is?

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
5:09 pm

Let me get this straight Jay, you’ve trashed conservatives all week and now you ask us to get along. Wow.

NRB

February 27th, 2009
5:24 pm

Liberals are a little irritated that Obama has raised defense spending by 4% and plans on increasing the number of troops that we have. So he can send them out to die for oil, of course.

Jay, tell your editors to print a front page story about Obama’s favorite Tyler Perry movie while he sends out 17,000 troops to the meatgrinder known as Afghanastan.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
5:26 pm

This new Do nothing but say no minority Republican party does not want to just get along and that’s just the way it is. Anyway, that was nize, Jay, but I do tend to go for the more contemporary.

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
5:35 pm

Taxevader,
your democrat party was the party of “no” for six years. You seem to not only have amnesia but you also have Bush derangement syndrome. Oh, and I am still smarter than you are.

Hillbilly Deluxe

February 27th, 2009
5:37 pm

I don’t care much for the multi page comment thing. Too much clicking. I’d prefer to just scan down like we used to do.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
5:40 pm

Commie,

Your so-called conservative party of do nothings, led by you “could do no wrong for he was the blessed one”, Bush, has lied and cheated we the people for eight long years. Now, payback will be your hell. Live with it or leave. Makes no difference to me which path you choose. By the way, I’m still waiting for you to go up against me through Jay. Are you ready, cowardly commie.

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
5:50 pm

If you really want to understand what idiocy guides our nation at the present moment, read just this one little paragraph-

Fairness is at stake but so is the economy as a whole. This Mini Depression is partly the result of a widening gap between what Americans can afford to buy and what Americans, when fully employed, can produce. And that gap is in no small measure due to the widening gap in incomes, since the rich don’t devote nearly as large a portion of their incomes to buying things as middle and lower-income people. The rich, after all, already have most of what they want.

–Robert Third Reich

Oblahmi’s labor sekratary^^, heh.

I get it, so after 8 years of the libs hounding Americans for hogging resources, now it turns out we weren’t spending enough.

So give it to the deadbeats and let them take a “crack” at it, huh?

I hate to break the news to you dimwits, there is a reason why successful people are successful, they are smart enough and intuitive enough to expand their capital by putting it to good use, instead of frittering it away.

We are all fixing to find this out the hard way.

RW-(the original)

February 27th, 2009
5:53 pm

Taxpayer,

I wouldn’t be so sure Jay B really wants to hold the ruler in your silly little measuring game.

Hillbilly Deluxe,

This format is a lot easier on the hamsters running the code, but it would be nice if the breaks were at the 100 level rather than 50.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
5:56 pm

Republicans are always complaining about death and taxes. Then again, nothing new there. They just cannot get enough killing to keep them happy and on top of that, they think that their wars can be funded without paying any taxes.

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
6:00 pm

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate thee Oblahmi on the following remarkable achievement, many men have taken a shot at this accomplishment and have fallen short, better men than thee Oblahmi have faltered where he now stands alone, holding a record that no others can pad their resume with, well, except for Herbert Hoover that is-

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 119.15 points, or 1.7%, to end at 7062.93. The blue-chip benchmark ended down 937.93 points, or 11.72% on the month — the worst percentage drop since 1933, when it fell 15.62%.

You da man barry!

Mrs. Godzilla

February 27th, 2009
6:03 pm

Jay,

That’s a musical hug with a little black dress. Thanks.

For y’all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKMUQXofa3E

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
6:03 pm

I don’t know that he would either, RW. Now, did you have a point.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
6:07 pm

Yup. The DOW’s in the tank right along with everything else that the Do Nothin but Say No minority Republican party threw in there. Now, they claim to have come up with a brilliant solution to what ails us. Wait. Hold it. Drum roll. Yes. Tax cuts. Idiots.

Jay

February 27th, 2009
6:07 pm

Let us all bow in the direction of Chicago, where lives a man smarter than us all:

2/27:Taxpayer, I’ve already posted my credentials. Auburn and Duke. Good enough for you? Shall I post the names of my professors, classes, credits, GPA, SAT scores and whatever else I have?

2/20: “Chad Harris, If you’re a medical doctor then how do you spend so much time on the AJC blogs? My wife’s a doctor at a major University Hospital here in Chicago. She barely has time to eat lunch. Anyhoo, I earned my MBA at Duke University.

2/19: “I want to ask you this Joe, since you say that people like me are uneducated, I’d like to know where you attended college. I went to Duke, comrade.

1/19: “AmVet, I’m guessing Dusty questioned your service because many people make up stuff. I get called a liar all the time when I inform someone that I went to Duke.

1/14: “Yes Obama is smart. I’m smart and I have an MBA from Duke but it doesn’t make me presidential material. ”

1/13: “Indeed, I did meet and am still friends with the African that I met at Duke. He was on scholarship from Kenya.”

1/08: “DB, Gwinnettian, besides hurling empty rhetoric can you please instead enlighten this Duke grad on basic economics?”

1/08: “Its’ welfare. Jay, I have an MBA from Duke. You have a simple bachelors degree from Penn State, right? So, I guess that would make me smarter than you. Right?”

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
6:10 pm

Taxevader,
payback will be my hell? Dude, there is nothing you, nor any other pansy lib, can do to me. I’m far far above you, pal. I don’t live by a hatred for anyone like you do. Taxevader, you apparently can not read. On the last Bookman blog, I pointed out to you that I owe you nothing. I don’t have to prove my credentials to you or Bookman. My credentials have led me to a much bigger and better life. Sorry comrade but your chicken tactics don’t work. Why, because I know that I am MUCH smarter and brighter than you. I present facts and you present pointless challenges. I’m sure you will challenge me to a dual or some other childish game. Moron.

RW-(the original)

February 27th, 2009
6:11 pm

Taxpayer,

Yes, but it was a point for Hillbilly D, not you. The part addressed to you was merely an observation

AmVet

February 27th, 2009
6:11 pm

I Report/ You Whine.

Duhng, I think you got your name backwards! Or inverted. Or something.

JB, I’ve always thought most jazz was fairly lame. Just not my cup a tea, ya know?

But I gotta admit, that was sweeeeet…

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
6:11 pm

Taxie: Do you even bother following what your own political party has in mind?

barry oblahmi says 95 percent of middle-class families will be getting a tax cut.

Or do you just spout off unplugged?

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
6:12 pm

Bookman, I counted 8 times that I’ve posted anything about Duke. Someone said that I’d posted it over 20 times. Thanks for giving me props Bookman.

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
6:13 pm

Bookman,
I’m going to take a wild guess here but do you copy and paste every single Duke comment that I make?

Mrs. Godzilla

February 27th, 2009
6:17 pm

Taxpayer

I’d never paid attention to the words of that song. Thanks.

Jay

February 27th, 2009
6:17 pm

We have a searchable database, Commie.

I didn’t bother going back before the first of the year.

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
6:18 pm

Bookman, by the way, this is one of the reasons that I like you. You make things interesting whereas other blogs are well, boring. The Chicago Tribune is too politically correct and people get offended easily.

caz1158

February 27th, 2009
6:19 pm

Jay-Man, what great lenghths one will go to prove a point!! Commie and You!!! LOL Actually I have enjoyed myself this week,thanks to all. Almost like takin a FLEET I feel cleansed. Question anyone been to Nancy’s Pizza in Buckhead? I’m looking for a good chicago style pizza.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
6:19 pm

A pointless observation, RW. What’s the point.

Bud Wiser

February 27th, 2009
6:21 pm

Man o man, everyone seems a bit hateful today, not havin’ fun, just being mean. I admit I have my darker moments as well, but whenever I get too pi$$y with my self, or read the cutthroat attacks on this blog, this song comes to mind.

Maybe you need to listen to this.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
6:21 pm

A spout is a spigot, Andie. They’re difficult to unplug.

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
6:22 pm

caz1158,
sadly you won’t get a good Chicago style pizza in Atlanta. Now, if you ever come to Chicago, Mrs. G and I can point you in the right direction. By the way, Bookman and I like to spar back and forth. It’s what debate is all about. I do say things that can be perceived as “mean-spirited” but I do try to tone it down. It’s just that people like taxpayer and midori that really get on my nerves.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
6:22 pm

You’re welcome, Mrs. G. I also enjoyed your link.

NRB

February 27th, 2009
6:23 pm

Jay, I think the AJC should run a ten page insert next week on the contents of Oblahma’s IPOD.

Meanwhile, he is doubling foreign aid while we’re in the middle of a recession, and he is keeping troops in Iraq until he can move them all to Afghanastan to die for oil.

I seem to recall the AJC spewing on Bush for 8 straight years over the same things that Obama is doing, but I must be remembering incorrectly because liberal media bias does not exist.

caz1158

February 27th, 2009
6:26 pm

Jay-Try some live Jazz at Sambucca,Food not to shabby either.

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
6:27 pm

NRB,
Obama Hussein can do nothing wrong. According to Bookman anyway.

caz1158

February 27th, 2009
6:28 pm

NRB-Great Post,but remember the media Loves Obama(for now). And because of the hate of Bush he’ll get a free pass.

Brad Steal

February 27th, 2009
6:31 pm

Q: What do all Duke graduates have in common?

A: They didn’t get into Brown.

AmVet

February 27th, 2009
6:33 pm

Great musical call, Bud.

Who doesn’t love that stuff…

caz1158

February 27th, 2009
6:33 pm

Commie-You’ll learn as I most did to stay away from taxpayer. For the most part it’s just a waste of your time. At the end of the day the you’ll feel much better and you won’t have to stoop to his level of non-intelligence. There are many thoughtfull posts here by both sides, so as to present meaningfull dialogue.

Outer

February 27th, 2009
6:40 pm

CommunistAJC and I Report/ You Whine seem to have remarkably similar styles and opinions. Both of which are those of an ill-informed 7th-grade young-republican nerd.

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
6:42 pm

Yes, Outer, I can tell that all those big words frighten you.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
6:43 pm

Mrs. Godzilla

February 27th, 2009
6:44 pm

Bud….you can call me Al. Thanks.

Commie….The best are mom and pop shops in the neighborhoods. Northsider myself. I don’t know if what was the best 30 years ago still is. My brother went to the funeral of the old gentleman who ran the best
in Logan Square, in our families opinion. The old place is gone now. I’ve come to the conclusion that once they go “chain” or “famous” they
lack something.

See, we can be on our best behavior.

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
6:48 pm

Brad Steal,
I never applied to Brown. You seem to think that Duke is second rate. Please inform us all just where it is that you went to college.

Outer,
what in particular am I ill-informed about? And no, even Bookman knows that I Report(ajc/dncmanagement) are not the same people. Shall I assume that you are Brad Steal? I mean, since you two have the same IQ which is that of a carrot.

AmVet

February 27th, 2009
6:50 pm

When I read about the oft-mentioned, ostensibly slanted “free press”, I wonder how to square that with the notion of the free market we discuss here?

The free marketplace dictates that the news be reported the way it is; that the popular entertainment/sports business to be set up the way it is; and how our capitalist society and government function as they do.

That’s simply the way it is, right? If the free market didn’t like it “the way it is”, it would “self-correct” and, in this instance the “free press” would become different/conservative/fair-and-balanced(lol)…

@@

February 27th, 2009
6:50 pm

Bud Wiser @ 6:21:

I LOVE THAT SONG! I LOVE THAT VIDEO!

My daughter and I have a little choreographed dance that we do whenever we hear it. I had to dance alone tonight ’cause she’s away. (IFH)

jay, that video does not make my foot tap nor my head bob — in other words……it sux.

This guy does though.

Can’t we all just get along?

No! What would be the point?

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
6:50 pm

Mrs. Godzilla,
my wife and I went to eat at a pizza joint off of Ashland a few weeks ago. The food was terrific but I can’t recall the name. Anyway, Pequods is good and it’s off of Clyborn. I’ve yet to try Purgatory Pizza and their sign drives me NUTS! They have macaroni and cheese pizza. I see the sign right before I connect at Belmont for the red line.

RW-(the original)

February 27th, 2009
6:51 pm

Jay

February 27th, 2009
6:53 pm

come on folks, too much name-calling.

And AmVet, Garner couldn’t read a note of music.

AmVet

February 27th, 2009
6:57 pm

JB, I loved the way he kind of hummed to keep himself in time!

First rate talent. Thanks for sharing…

rcs

February 27th, 2009
6:57 pm

I agree Mrs G, nothing beats a mom and pop restaurant. I’m originally from PA and one of the things I miss the most is the great food from the small family owned places.

Mrs. Godzilla

February 27th, 2009
6:57 pm

commie

i’ll be up their in April….can’t wait.

@@

WE HAVE FOUND COMMON GROUND.

That was very cool.

Brad Steal

February 27th, 2009
6:58 pm

commie, you gullible tool, i told you (good memory – duke grad) that i went to F.U. i got into several schools, but the higher academic standards and reputation at F.U. have served me better than those at schools that were 2nd choices, like say, duke.

Sorrry Legislator

February 27th, 2009
7:00 pm

Yes, I am a sorry, useless, Georgia legislator who will take payoff money from the crooks at Georgia Power and hand feed them YOUR money for a 2014 nuclear plant. However, because the Georgia Trauma Team did not give me any payoff money, you people critically injured in accidents can stuff it! If you do not live within an hour of Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, or Savannah, tough *&^@!!!

Brad Steal

February 27th, 2009
7:00 pm

commie, good thing you didn’t waste the application fee on brown. they reject most of the applications that duke accepts.

Jay

February 27th, 2009
7:01 pm

Yeah, AmVet, he was famous for that grunting. I have a CD of his in which they digitally removed that noise, and it’s just not the same.

He couldn’t sing, he couldn’t read music and he was from Pittsburgh. Three things we had in common.

Just like me!

AmVet

February 27th, 2009
7:02 pm

Tis sad but true my suthren friends.

I lived in upstate NY and the food in Yankee land is amazing. The best breads and pastas. The delis! Great subs, wings. Ethnicity, baby…

T

February 27th, 2009
7:05 pm

Bud great song!

Gentlemen, please, no more contest on who has the bigest and talented(ummmm) education. Leave it in your… picture frame. Geeeez.

Obama also says he will raise military pay. Such a Repub. thing to do. I guess 200 extra a month to play in the fun and sun of the desert, just is not enough.

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
7:06 pm

Brad Steal,
other than today, I don’t recall you ever telling me anything. By the way, I never applied to Brown and Duke has turned out to be a great choice. You can stop trying to somehow degrade my education. Oh and Brad Steal, I am not complaining about my salary.

rcs

February 27th, 2009
7:07 pm

AmVet,
My Southern bride thought I was a nuts the way I would carry on about Yankee ethnic food. After her first visit to PA, she understood what I was talking about.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
7:09 pm

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
7:09 pm

Brad Steal,
Duke ranks in at number 8 in the nation. Didn’t see FU on the list.

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college/national-search

RW-(the original)

February 27th, 2009
7:10 pm

T,

Obama got quite a bit of applause when he told the Marines he was giving the military a raise today. What he didn’t tell them is that they weren’t getting the 4% they got last year. This year he’s asked for a 2.9% raise for them.

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
7:11 pm

Brad Seal,
also, Brown ranked in at 16. Sorry pal but you’re little plan of trying to humiliate me just backfired. Moron.

Bookman, sorry for the name calling but this guy deserves it.

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
7:12 pm

Mrs. Godzilla,
hopefully it won’t be that cold in April. It snowed a couple of times in April.

CommunistAJC

February 27th, 2009
7:13 pm

Mrs. Godzilla,
last April I mean.

AmVet

February 27th, 2009
7:17 pm

Wow, JB. They actually took the vocals out? That’s just rude…

rcs, funny. I wonder if most do when they actually have some of it.

No matter who you are, you gotta admit, this place is a downright hoot once in a while…

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
7:20 pm

And, this little gem from our “Duke” (hehehehe) “grad” (hehehehe) is just so good that I’m going to save it for later when Commie gets on another of his rants about how life sucks under Obama, blah, blah, blah.

CommunistAJC February 27th, 2009 6:10 pm
Taxevader,
payback will be my hell? Dude, there is nothing you, nor any other pansy lib, can do to me. I’m far far above you, pal. I don’t live by a hatred for anyone like you do. Taxevader, you apparently can not read. On the last Bookman blog, I pointed out to you that I owe you nothing. I don’t have to prove my credentials to you or Bookman. My credentials have led me to a much bigger and better life. Sorry comrade but your chicken tactics don’t work. Why, because I know that I am MUCH smarter and brighter than you. I present facts and you present pointless challenges. I’m sure you will challenge me to a dual or some other childish game. Moron.

Yup. Words for a true “Duke” “grad” to live by (hehehehe). Then again, you have been a very good and cheap tool.

T

February 27th, 2009
7:23 pm

RW-(the original)

Hmm. Didn’t read that. Unfortunately, both are poor raises. You really don’t see the increase on your check.

Something really needs to be done about the amount given in hazardous duty pay. It is crap.

RW-(the original)

February 27th, 2009
7:32 pm

T,

Amen to that.

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
7:34 pm

Hey! Did anyone else see where the democrats are calling the Republicans the “Party of Know?”

Gee, that’s great, see, I told you that you would recognize our overwhelming intelligence.

Thanks!

getalife

February 27th, 2009
7:35 pm

What you talking about Jay? Looks like a hugfest up in here. You be da man.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/26/michele-bachmann-tells-mi_n_170426.html

That kook convention is comedy gold.

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
7:43 pm

Aahhh, yes, check this one out, courtesy of the Leader of the Free World, Rush Limbaugh-

The big fat 8 dollah tax “cut” you get this year will be owed back to the gov next year because they have not changed the tax rates.

Un

Real.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
7:45 pm

Yup, you tore me a good one all right (HAHAHAHA), Commie. My little tool. HAHAHAHA. Thank you for the entertainment, little fella. By the way, when are you going to man up and fork over that parchment (a scanned copy will do) from “Duke”. Come on, you can do it. I’ll even accept a good forgery but it has to be really good.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
7:48 pm

You’ll be paying back a whole lot more than that eight “dollahs”, Andie. Get used to it. The borrow from China to cut your taxes crowd is out of commission.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
7:51 pm

Another classic from Commie in that “other” Bookman blog(below):

Commie at 2:54 Taxpayer…Don’t blame me for your lack of not having a rebuttal…

Yup, you sure told me what money will buy you at “Duke”. Ask for that refund, commie. Do it for the children. HAHAHAHA.

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
7:51 pm

Taxie: The size of a tax hike that would even begin to marginally affect my income would be so large that it would bring down the entire democrat party in flames.

Think about that for a second.

Go for it.

@@

February 27th, 2009
7:55 pm

These are the words I live by!!

I love Joe’s gravely voice.

Did he do some serious narcotics when he was younger? He looks messed up in his older videos.

Really, REALLY messed up!

Hillbilly Deluxe

February 27th, 2009
7:57 pm

To Jay B.
Like Garner, a lot of the great musicians don’t (or didn’t) read music.
When asked if he read music Chet Atkins said, “A little but not enough to get in the way of my playing”. Glen Campbell said, “It looks like a chicken walked across the page with ink on his feet to me”. When Glen played with the famous Wrecking Crew in LA, they just left a space in the score for his solo and wrote “Glen’s part”. Gregg Allman doesn’t read music nor do most blues and bluegrass players. Some people were just born to play great music.

T

February 27th, 2009
7:57 pm

RW-(the original)

The stimulus bill does have provisions to modify military housing. I don’t know if we should be spending so much with the debt we have, but I see that as a plus.

Have you seen Fort Gillem? Some of that housing I wouldn’t ride through after dark. Ft. Stewart had some single soldiers without hot water for close to a week, more than once.

I think we should take care of those that take care of us.

getalife

February 27th, 2009
7:58 pm

I remember drinking heavily in a bar in DC with two young executives from Duke. Duke was playing GA Tech and they knew I was from Atlanta so we bet 100 on the basketball game. All three of us were hitting on the hot blonde bartender who told us her dog was named Duke. Tech won that game so I told her she should name her dog Yellow Jacket because Duke sux as I took their money and took her home.

The moral of this story is they did not welch like Andy.

AmVet

February 27th, 2009
8:00 pm

Andy! You misread. Your revered GOP is the Just Say No Party. (You know,. Nancy? Even you get it? Yes?)

Yeah, military pay for most is pretty miserable. And even when I got out a long time ago I thought there would be a lot of GI families who would soon be living in damned near poverty.

Shinseki runs the VA now.

He’s OK by me.

He told Dick “You go to war with the Army you’ve got” Cheney and Donald “Damn the truth” Rumsfeld that they needed more troops in that botched clusterf&ck of an invasion and occupation. It boiled over in 2003 when Shinseki testified before Congress that it might take several hundred thousand U.S. troops to control Iraq. The ever-popular Shock & Awe notwithstanding.

But the chest pounding hawks and their war of aggression loving fans, got their way, but of course, reality is often much uglier than fantasy.

To wit (notice there’s no h Andy),

thousands of our veterans currently endure six-month or longer waits for disability benefits.

Support the troops.

RW-(the original)

February 27th, 2009
8:01 pm

@@,

Yes and I don’t think he ever stopped. Last time I saw him he was bombed out of his mind and anytime anyone asked him anything he asked if it was last call and told them to get him a rum and coke. It didn’t matter if they were asking for an autograph or just saying hello.

Hillbilly Deluxe

February 27th, 2009
8:02 pm

To @@

I saw Joe at Chastain about 10 or so years ago. When he first came waddling out on stage all fat and gray headed I thuoght, “well I don’t know about this”. As soon as the band started playing and he started singing the years just melted away. He had a great band then too, including Chris Stainton on keyboards and John Miles on guitar.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
8:03 pm

OK, Andie. We’ll just go for it. Sixteen dollars it is then. That’s a 100% increase over that eight “dollahs” that you were sweatin’ over, dontcha know. In the meantime, you guys are pickin’ ‘em kinda young, aren’t you. The future of the conservative movement presented himself on Friday, and he was 13. Jonathan Krohn, the author of “Define Conservatism” and political prodigy voted “Atlanta’s Most Talented Child” in 2006, was the talk of the Conservative Political Action Conference for a brief portion of the afternoon session. After all, he’s just a little fella.

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
8:04 pm

Speaking of which, seeing how the Dow is going to blow right through 6681 on it’s way to the bottom, I owe ten dollars.

Where do I send it?

Mike

February 27th, 2009
8:04 pm

I love how AmVet yammers about chest pounding, yet pounds his chest about his own service every day.

It’s also unfair that he attacks chickenhawks all the time. Jay and Obama don’t deserve that treatment.

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
8:07 pm

Taxie: Unlike you democrats, I actually am a champion of the poor and needy, I take offense at Oblahmi lying about the big 8 dollahs that most of them will owe back next year.

Can you only think of yourself, stunt dummy?

RW-(the original)

February 27th, 2009
8:10 pm

Mike,

Isn’t it funny that we have a VP with five deferments, that voted for the Iraq war, now and we don’t hear a peep about it? Seems like it was a big deal a while back.

Hillbilly D,

The night I was referencing about Cocker was after a Chastain show too, but it seems the one I’m talking about may have been about twenty years ago. America was the lead in and they invited everybody there to a birthday party after the show.

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
8:11 pm

On this same subject, did you see where barry wants to cap charitable giving for the rich and gave the military a smaller increase than Bush did?

He’s a democrat alright.

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
8:13 pm

Andie, the Champion of the Poor. Is that like the head poor or do the poor have their own Olympics — the Poorlympics. Is that it, chump.

Ray

February 27th, 2009
8:14 pm

There’s never been a jazz pianist to equal Bill Evans. The absolute best of the best.

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
8:15 pm

Honestly, I thought we were gonna have live suicides on the blog last year over Bush’s alleged ill treatment of the troops, sure enough, right out of the box, oblahma cuts their pay.

This is freaking surreal.

@@

February 27th, 2009
8:19 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe:

I much prefer your memory of Joe to RW’s.

RW:

Would you please quit bursting my bubbles!!!!! He looked very distinguished with that beard and all, but his older videos? Oh lawdy!

Taxpayer

February 27th, 2009
8:19 pm

By the way, the rich are not capped by Obama’s efforts to give to charities. That was the Republicans and their we don’t need no steenking regulations that gave us that disaster. Just ask anyone that knows the name Madoff, for example. They’ll tell you. Now, there’s even more crooks and cheats popping up since Bush, the true obstructionist of all that is non-evil, has been removed from power. The crooks and tax cheats and frauds sure thrived under Republican rule but now it’s time to pay da man.

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
8:20 pm

Taxie: I’ve personally lifted people out of poverty, taught them a trade and set them on a path to successful lifelong career.

That’s a whole lot more than any of you democrats could ever say, hahahahahahahahaha, bozos.

Mike

February 27th, 2009
8:21 pm

RW -

Well, those were different days. Those were also the days when folks claimed that “dissent is patriotic” and the days when the President was supposed to demand shared sacrifice.

I guess none of those folks really believed any of that stuff.

Mike

February 27th, 2009
8:25 pm

Taxpayer -

You do know that Madoff was a Democrat, right?

“He was politically active, donating $25,000 a year to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as well as recent races by New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine”

http://www.usatoday.com/money/markets/2008-12-14-ponzi-madoff-downfall_N.htm

That’s OK though. You can keep thinking that he is a Republican. We don’t expect your mindless hatred of Republicans to have any basis in reality.

@@

February 27th, 2009
8:26 pm

I Report/ You Whine

February 27th, 2009
8:29 pm

You can’t even imagine the pride one takes when he sees someone who he helped get ahead in life, not only succeed, but take charge of someone else’s life and pass along what you taught them to that next person.

There is an achiever, a leader and a mentor in every man and woman just waiting to be empowered by the simple act of teaching them what they are capable of.

democrats know nothing of these things.

To them, all people are victims in need of coddling.

What a waste.

Midori

February 27th, 2009
8:32 pm

AmVet,

I have to give you props — especially for your 3:54 on the previous thread.

It’s a joy reading your posts.