Hallelujah and pass me a cold one

Another week in the books., and I’ve got a beer glass frosting in the fridge back home, waiting for its master.

It shouldn’t have to wait much longer.

Weatherman says it’ll be a nice weekend, perfect for doing some outdoor work, playing a little golf at Hard Labor Creek on Sunday, maybe eating dinner on the back patio.

In the meantime, this is getting played a lot around the Bookman household these days.

100 comments Add your comment

Truth

March 20th, 2009
5:11 pm

Jay… “Pass me a cold one” sounds a bit redneck and I like it! Cheers to ya buddy and have a great weekend!

Paul

March 20th, 2009
5:15 pm

You do know how to put the week to bed and begin a nice weekend -

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
5:31 pm

Jay – what did you do on CNN? Didn’t get to watch.

ConservativeAnchor

March 20th, 2009
5:32 pm

Beer? You’re a Lib. I thought it would have been an Iced Latte.

I Report/ You Whine

March 20th, 2009
5:34 pm

As gloomy as that was, no wonder you need a drink.

Cheers!

GOP is gone

March 20th, 2009
5:51 pm

I’d rather have a glass of Red Zin. I am looking forward to the Indigo Girl’s new album coming out next week.

Where have I been?
Oh you know Corporal, I have been filling my days with leftist activities. Tending my marijuana plants,
escorting at an abortion clinic, meditating and chanting, having sit-ins, walk-outs,and hugging a few trees. The usual.

Mrs. Godzilla

March 20th, 2009
6:23 pm

Yep, a garden labor weekend. By this time tomorrow night I’ll be a soggy lump with disgraceful fingernails and thing or two do.

Anybody garden? I have come to it late in life. Great Grandaddy Adams
in the Mississippi Delta had a huge veggie garden, completely surrounded by a beautiful but dangerous 30 or 40 year old climbing rose and fence system that kept the wittle bunnies out. On the gate it read “You are nearer to God in a Garden than anywhere else on Earth”.

I was delighted to see this:

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/03/20/michelle-obama-how-does-your-garden-grow/

All O of O members must deny knowledge of this. Open it, pay attention and then eat a good dinner on this lovely night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLO7IxKwruc

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
6:24 pm

My AJC “Vent” sent in today:

I was a veteran getting over bad case of malaria in the Camp Lejeune base hospital in the fall of 1968 when President Nixon did the “Laugh In” thing on television. We thought it was demeaning of our Commander in Chief then and I think the “Leno thing” was demeaning now.

Just one former Marine’s opinion … and I’m entitled to it.

Sam

March 20th, 2009
6:35 pm

Man, was that depressing. No wonder you liberals are always in such a foul mood….listening to songs like that. Jay, please don’t tell me you let your kids listen to that….they’ll need expensive therapy. You should follow your buddy Dave O’Brian on the Braves blog…..now that’s music.

Anyways, I was thinking since “pay for performance” is all the rage in Congress for bank bailouts using taxpayer monies, how about we institute the same concept for all our brilliant Congressman and members of the President’s cabinet, including Obama himself. After all taxpayers do pay their salaries. Now who crafted that 48-hour-debated piece of sh!t $700 billion bailout package and who passed it?

Let’s take a poll, all who favor garnishing wages of Congressmen, Senators, Obama, Geitner, and Obama’s staff for this lack of “performance”……say aye.

And before you attack me of being a partisan hack, I would favor garnishing Bush’s retirement for the initial ridiculous bailout plan last fall….so there.

@@

March 20th, 2009
6:36 pm

Congratulations, jay! I missed your CNN appearance but that ^^^ song?

That’s not summer music.

This is summertime music….springtime music….fall music….and winter music

Heard it on the car radio today. Can’t get it out of my head or

my feet.

Well, Im hot blooded, check it and see

I got a fever of a hundred and three

Come on baby, do you do more than dance?

Im hot blooded, Im hot blooded

I YIKED IT!

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 20th, 2009
6:38 pm

I like this song. She has a very good voice and the sparse piano backing works well.

Paul

March 20th, 2009
6:40 pm

Mrs Godzilla

You’re a gardener? So many redeeming qualities! Had a house once with three dozen rose bushes. Planted’em all myself. Used to have quite a vegetable garden, but in this climate – well, I’m redoing the side yard for raised beds.

Herbs – plant lotsa herbs. I did a whole salmon, once, smothered in basil and oregano and… well, was good!

Get yourself some good gloves, not too thick, and save those fingernails!

@@

Of course you are. The stilettos were a dead giveaway!

:-)

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 20th, 2009
6:41 pm

@@

Your feet might like this one as well. Best played loud.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EBMo8xHGNs

Midori

March 20th, 2009
6:57 pm

Corporal,

you may be entitled to your opinion, but does that also entitle you to clog up this blog with lengthy crap wingnut articles?

Mrs. G,

I, too, will be in the garden this weekend.

I have a several large flower beds that need some loving :)

I Report/ You Whine

March 20th, 2009
7:12 pm

Well, if we’re sharing oldies but goodies, Chicago used to be cool, before Oblahma came along-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu8Xqk7ZdBc&feature=related

getalife

March 20th, 2009
7:22 pm

Good show today Jay.

You did well.

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 20th, 2009
7:29 pm

@@

March 20th, 2009
7:33 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe:

She looked kinda sad. I can’t dance to sad.

I love horns.

I like slow and quiet instrumentals. If I’m not gonna be dancin’, I wanna be able to close my eyes and visualize….words get in the way. There ARE some quieter songs I like though. I just couldn’t tell you what they are.

Ides of March:

I’m a friendly stranger in a black sedan

Won’t you hop inside my car

I got pictures, I got candy, I’m a lovable man?????

My Dad always told me to avoid guys like him. (ISH)

Paul:

It’s heat I love. 98 degrees and above? I’m there. Bold, bright colors? I’m there. A white hot sun? I’m there. I’d live in the desert if I could……the dry, dusty, desert. With the wind always blowing.

I like the song Summer in the City…..back of my neck gettin’ dirty and gritty.

Odd, I know.

lwwmm7

March 20th, 2009
7:39 pm

Have a good weekend and enjoy the spring, friends and neighbors. See, we can get along for a short while. God bless us each and every one.

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
7:45 pm

Midori:

Sure, you may learn something.

John Galt Jr.

March 20th, 2009
7:46 pm

I think I will invite the Presbo to go bowling……..

Midori

March 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

like what, Corporal?

how to scroll faster?

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
7:54 pm

ConservativeAnchor

March 20th, 2009
7:55 pm

Ms.Godzilla: My wife is a Master Gardener and she would not like you, without question.

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
7:59 pm

Midori:

Just as fast as your little fingers will go ! If they go fast enough, I may be lucky to never hear from you again ……… :o )

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
8:03 pm

ASSORTED BUMPER STICKERS:

I will give your president the same respect you gave mine.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.

You think health care is expensive now, wait until it’s free.

Anoy a liberal. Use facts and logic.

Don’t spread my wealth – spread my work ethic.

1.5 million at the Inauguration and only 14 missed work.

01/20/13 – Change we can believe in.

Midori

March 20th, 2009
8:08 pm

he’s sinking fast Taxpayer.

throw him a line, will ya? :)

Chad Harris

March 20th, 2009
8:34 pm

The word is schmuckess–ne

It was fine for Palin to lug her Trisomy kid to every campaign stop but when it comes to common sense and 30% of stimulus money that was to go to special needs children (trisomy 21 qualifies as a special need and Palin was going to help these kids when she reached her imaginary delusionial “white house destination” that she” never see.n

Paln first claimed she was turning down half the stim money–a lie as usual, then accepted Medicaid money.

“The biggest single chunk of money that Palin is turning down is about $170 million for education, including money that would go for programs erto help economically disadvantaged and special needs students”

In other words, I support my prop I lugged around in my dismal moronic campaign, but screw other special needs kids and particularly screw education which has never been a friend to her.

The Alaska legislature is moving to overrule her stupid move.

It will be great newsment and fantastic entertain if enough morons run this moron again.

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
8:41 pm

Hey, Corporal,

When did you plan to start annoying us.

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
8:43 pm

The last thing a Republican politician needs is an educated voter. Of course, they’ll turn down money for education.

Midori

March 20th, 2009
8:44 pm

welcome back from Double Secret Probation, Chad :)

good to see you back.

Midori

March 20th, 2009
8:46 pm

Taxpayer,

I guess after he looks up “facts” in the dictionary

getalife

March 20th, 2009
8:49 pm

“The Georgia House voted Thursday 70-68 to reject a resolution that would have honored President Barack Obama as a politician with an “unimpeachable reputation for integrity, vision and passion.”

The vote by the Republican-controlled chamber infuriated members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, who designed the proposal to make Obama an honorary member of the group. They said it would have been the first such proposal in the country.

“I’ve never seen this type of action taken on the floor of the House, said state Rep. Calvin Smyre, a Columbus Democrat and 35-year veteran of the Legislature who is president of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. “I’m appalled, I’m disappointed, I’m shocked. The fact of the matter is there’s a dark cloud over Georgia.”

{snip}

State Rep. Keith Heard, D-Athens, said in more than 16 years in office he has voted on thousands of such “privileged” resolutions, which are typically bundled in a package and adopted with no debate each legislative day.

He said he’s held his nose and voted even for resolutions he doesn’t support, such as a 2005 resolution commending President Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina, out of respect for the lawmaker supporting the measure.

But Scott, he said, broke an unwritten rule in the Georgia Capitol when he blocked the resolution.”

Geez.

G

March 20th, 2009
9:03 pm

Oh yeah, gardening. That’s what I grew up doing. Beans, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, okra, etc. I was raised by my grandparents who almost starved during the Great Depression, so they really believed in gardens. Not a weed was allowed to grow there, so we did a lot of hoeing.

My very favorite memory is the wonderful noon meal with all kinds of vegetables and good old cornbread. Then later in the afternoon, a watermelon that had laid in the shade of a tree and was nice and cool.

God, I’m making myself hungry.

I Report/ You Whine

March 20th, 2009
9:03 pm

Aahhh, yes, we are all back in kindergarten once again-

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the House had nothing to do with the now-toxic provision, authored by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), and pointed reporters pressing her for answers to her colleagues in the Senate.

“If you want to talk about what happened in the Senate, go to the Senate side,” she said.

Senate leaders defended their actions, and deflected blame onto the Obama administration. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he was “of course” frustrated with the Treasury Department’s position on the bonuses.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) referred questions to Dodd. At another point, he said he wanted to start “focusing on the future.”

No Bushie to blame, dullards?

hahahahahahahahaha

psychotics

Mrs. Godzilla

March 20th, 2009
9:05 pm

Chicago Songs?

Gotta defend my birth turf:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmiFZH98_Lw

Midori

March 20th, 2009
9:05 pm

Andy,

I didn’t know you could cultivate crack??!!

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
9:07 pm

Dictionary? Really!

Mrs. Godzilla

March 20th, 2009
9:10 pm

corn on the cob and sliced tomatoes….any just picked greens…

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
9:11 pm

G,

You’re talking about heaven on earth. I’ve got to fire up the tractor soon and start prepping the ground for this year’s crop. I usually plant corn, crowder peas, lima beans, butter peas, okra, yellow squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and a variety of peppers. Just like my dad taught me. I might have to throw out a few watermelon seeds too now that you mention it.

G

March 20th, 2009
9:16 pm

Taxpayer, I forgot, crowder peas, oh my Lord have mercy, best eating in the world! With chow-chow, cornbread and a big old onion. And the yellow squash, ummm. My mouth’s watering just thinking about it.

I Report/ You Whine

March 20th, 2009
9:17 pm

You know what, i r o diM, I’m really starting to like our new president, seriously.

I know you don’t realize it, being mired in that fog of yours, but he is doing the most jam up job of totally exposing the complete and unadulterated idiocy of the democrat party in simple, easy to understand terms that any American can follow along with.

We Conservatives haven’t had a great communicator like this since Reagan.

hahahahahahahaha

For those about to Barak, we salute you!!

Midori

March 20th, 2009
9:19 pm

aw, aren’t you cute Andy?

Which case of vodka are you on by now? 4th? 5th?

you’re such a loveable crackhead drunk.

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
9:22 pm

………………………. :o )

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
9:22 pm

G,

I was giving away grocery bags full of crowder peas last year. It seems like every year, there is one thing that outperforms everything else. The corn didn’t do well last year but a neighbor gave us a few hundred ears. The year before that, I had so much okra that even my neighbors were saying no more. That year, the corn did real well and it was a good thing too because a couple of black bears decided to help themselves. They left us plenty though.

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
9:25 pm

To my conservative friends:

I heard a soundbyte today of Obama (back when he was a senator) whining to some news anchor about Congress trying to pass big, thick bills without anyone having the time to review and study them.

I can find it. Help me out …………..

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
9:27 pm

Taxpayer:

When I retired and had the time.

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
9:28 pm

Corporal’s speechless. And, pretty emoticon-less.

Chad Harris

March 20th, 2009
9:29 pm

How ya doin’ Midori.

I’m cutting the time I spend here because it has gelled as a Right Wingnut garbage dump which is why I haven’t been here for a week. I’m still waiting for the twits who claim they’re medi wcal/legal experts to bring up any topic from each so I can slice them in seconds.

No matter how many weeks pass the right wing still has no economic, educational or health plan except that they don’t want any part of one.

We should get Senator Franken seated this coming week.

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
9:30 pm

Oops, I spoke too soon. Corporal regained his speech. But, he needs a signature emoticon. Do you have a favorite emoticon, Corporal. How about :twisted:

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
9:32 pm

Chad, their plan is well known. It is the “Do nothing but say no” plan.

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
9:36 pm

For healthcare, I think the Republican party should be willing to back a plan to simply expand the Veterans Health Administration to include all Americans. After all, Bush has essentially made us all casualties of war.

I Report/ You Whine

March 20th, 2009
9:36 pm

The blooming idiot democrats sprung another steel trap of idiocy on themselves-

If you thought the AIG hysteria was a display of populist cynicism directed at a relative triviality, consider this: There are more than 6.5 million trucks in the United States. The program Congress terminated allowed 97 Mexican trucks to roam among them. Ninety-seven! Shutting them out not only undermines NAFTA. It caused Mexico to retaliate with tariffs on 90 goods affecting $2.4 billion in U.S. trade coming out of 40 states.

Collapsing our entire economy is not out of their reach, but hey, the democrats got some homo cornered in the mens room, bravo, hahahahahahaha

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
9:38 pm

No thanks on the icon but here’s a repeat from the other thread. I’m tired of bouncing back and forth:

Taxpayer:

Change the subject but it doesn’t change your lack of experience in the real world. Nothing to be ashamed of. Some people have/take that opportunity and some don’t. I was given the opportunity (actually I looked for it) and I’m glad I did. However, a wise person who hasn’t will know his limitations.

For example, If some flaming liberal gets on here to post and convinces me he worked for years in the U.S. embassy in “so and so” country we are debating – then I will at least listen and add more weight to his/her viewpoint even if I finally disagree.

That’s all I’m saying …. X-box football vs. playing the real game.

P.S. Actually, I teach a 40-49 year old co-ed class if you must know. Would love to have you visit ………. :o )

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
9:39 pm

Excuse me …. emoticon.

G

March 20th, 2009
9:40 pm

Taxpayer, in the area where I grew up it was the crows and deer that loved the garden. We always had a scarecrow that didn’t look scary at all to me, but I guess it did to the crows. You know, it would be so nice to go back and spend a few days in that time. We didn’t have much, but life was a heck of a lot simpler and we enjoyed the simple things.

Did you ever catch junebugs and tie strings around their legs? Or at night catch lightning bugs in a jar? Cruel, I guess, but fun.

I grew up hearing tales of how rough my grandparents had it, and how they would never vote for a Republican after having to eat Hoover gravy, they called it. Well, my grandmother did vote Republican one time, she voted for Eisenhower. My grandfather never let her forget it either. She said she did it because Ike said he would bring the boys home, I guess she meant from Korea? Anyway, Granddaddy said “Yep, he brought them home alright, from Ford, General Electric, etc.”

Hence I am a lifelong Democrat. I don’t always agree with them, but they sure beat the alternative.

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
9:43 pm

To G:

I’m turning you in to PETA.

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
9:44 pm

The Republicans need to quit worrying about the government bailing out everyone. They’re not. See. Here are a few more (below) that have gone belly up. Well, the fed is covering the deposits so I guess the government is bailing out those people. The horror of it all. The depositors should have known better than to trust their money to anything other than a Serta.

WASHINGTON – Regulators on Friday shut down banks in Georgia, Colorado and Kansas, marking 20 failures of federally insured banks this year. More are expected to succumb to the prolonged recession.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was appointed receiver of the failed banks.

FirstCity Bank of Stockbridge, Ga., had about $297 million in assets and $278 million in deposits as of March 18. Colorado National Bank of Colorado Springs, Colo., had $123.5 million in assets and total deposits of $82.7 million as of Dec. 31. Paola, Kan.-based Teambank N.A. had assets of $669.8 million and total deposits of $492.8 million as of Dec. 31.

Midori

March 20th, 2009
9:46 pm

Taxpayer: quit it!! :lol:

Chad: I feel your pain. And here’s a toast to Sen. Franken.

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
9:50 pm

Keep up the good work, Corporal. I find your ignorance and claims about others that you know nothing of quite amusing. In fact, it helps to demonstrate a true lack of experience on your part. Otherwise, you would have learned better than to make such baseless claims by now. Try annoying us instead, won’t you. And, in case you did not catch my true message there, just refer back to your 8:03. I guess I should also use the word “anoy” just to make sure though. :roll:

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
9:50 pm

HEADLINE: “Special Olympics bowler: I can beat the president!”

I dont’ feel sorry for him. It’s his fault. The staff told him not to leave “Mr. Teleprompter” at home ………….

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
9:52 pm

HEADLINE: Banker fury over tax ‘witch-hunt’ …….

Published: March 20 2009 19:39 | Last updated: March 20 2009 23:32

“Bankers on Wall Street and in Europe have struck back against moves by US lawmakers to slap punitive taxes on bonuses paid to high earners at bailed-out institutions.”

“Senior executives on both sides of the Atlantic on Friday warned of an exodus of talent from some of the biggest names in US finance, saying the “anti-American” measures smacked of “a McCarthy witch-hunt” that would send the country ‘back to the stone age’.”

WAY TO GO CONGRESS !!

Taxpayer

March 20th, 2009
9:57 pm

G,

I taught my daughter to catch lightning bugs, amongst other simpler things in life. Just like I did when I was a little one. We go on hikes and I point out things such as certain plants that I know about, snakes, etc. She also helps pick vegetables and shell peas like I did at her age and still do. On top of that, I help her with Algebra and Geometry and other things. And I look forward to helping her one day with her Calculus and other courses. I’m very proud of her.

G

March 20th, 2009
9:58 pm

Joe the Plumber tells Conservatives: “I’m horny.”

Rushpublicans have so much class:

Joe the Plumber
Rush Limbaugh
Sarah Palin
Michael Steele
Ann Coulter
Sean Hannity

How proud they must be!

G

March 20th, 2009
9:59 pm

Taxpayer, you sound like a wonderful parent.

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
10:03 pm

Taxpayer:

So …. give me your experience level. Just a few basics as I have often done for you:

Age
Sex or sexual persuasion
Education Level/Major(s)
Occupation (s)
World Travel/Work Experience (Vacations don’t count)
Political Work/Experience
Military Experience
Extracurricular/Charity Experience
Miscellaneous

Midori

March 20th, 2009
10:04 pm

and Corporal sounds like a horrible comic.

where is a giant hook when you need one?

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
10:04 pm

To G:

Bill Clinton the ex-President: “does” horny.

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
10:05 pm

Midori:

I thought you were going to start scrolling faster. Are you going back on your word?

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
10:09 pm

MORE ASSORTED HEADLINES:

1) CBS/AP) “President Barack Obama’s budget would produce $9.3 trillion in deficits over the next decade, more than four times the deficits of Republican George W. Bush’s presidency, congressional auditors said Friday.”

2) GOP Tops Dems in Fundraising:
“Numbers are surprisingly poor results for the party in control of the White House, both houses of Congress …”

3) Ooops! Obama’s war …

Official: “New U.S. strategy sends soldiers out front …”
|
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will change the way its forces are arrayed in Afghanistan as part of an overhaul of U.S. strategy in the flagging war, a senior defense official said Friday.
President Barack Obama is expected to unveil a revamped plan for fighting insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan next week. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the review is not complete, said it would call for new garrisons in far-flung Afghan communities.

That would help the U.S. hold ground against a resurgent Taliban-led insurgency, the official said. Under today’s hub-and-spoke system, U.S. forces leave protected bases to conduct anti-insurgent operations. When they leave, insurgents come back.”

Well Duh !!!

P.S. I’m taking odds on the Secretary of the Treasury ….. they had better hold up printing his signature on any new currency.

G

March 20th, 2009
10:31 pm

I think I’ll do a lousy job and cause my company to go under so I can receive a bonus to keep me from leaving.

Yeah, right.

G

March 20th, 2009
10:38 pm

STOP BREEDING DOGS – There are plenty of dogs out there who need good homes. Stop the breeding!

Chad Harris

March 20th, 2009
10:50 pm

Congrats to Uncle Bernie who will remain in 10 South getting inedible scraps laced with roaches.

Soon Ruthie will be indicted and she will plea bs aut all the Madoff family assets including those of the sons and grandchildren will only be a fraction of the stupid investors’ funds.

BDAtlanta

March 20th, 2009
10:53 pm

hehehe

Guess who this quote is from:
“A lot of my outlook and writing have been sharpened by enjoying a little recreational marijuana.”

Rick Steves!

Figures. He writes the best European travel books.

Rick Fookin Steves, stoner. Hehehe

Here is the interview:
http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2009/03/20/rick_steves/

G

March 20th, 2009
10:54 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/17/chuck-grassley-aig-suckin_n_176012.html

I agree with Senator Grassley but let us not forget who and what got us to this sorry state. Bush and Paulson set this mess up as a time bomb to blow up after the new President took office. It’s time to admit that unsupervised capitalism is toxic. It has become corporate socialism.

A pox on all of them.

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
11:13 pm

GOOD GRIEF !

The tacky, cheap DVD’s that Obama gave the Prime Minister of Great Britain as a gift don’t even work over there …………..

HEADLINE: “DVD region code blocks British Prime Minister from enjoying Obama’s gift …”

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
11:14 pm

To BDAtlanta:

Guess who said this? “Did I say that?”

Steve Urkel !

getalife

March 20th, 2009
11:35 pm

Dale Gribble's GOP

March 20th, 2009
11:55 pm

Y’all are missing the point. Hard Labor Creek’s gonna kick
Jay Bookman’s a$$!

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 20th, 2009
11:55 pm

A couple of good quotes if not too deep for some of you:

1) “It is a bid odd for any nation to be deeply divided, witlessly vulgar, religiously orthodox, militarily aggressive, economically savage, and ungenerous to those in need, while maintaining a polititcal stablility, a standard of living, and a love of country that are the envy of the world – all at the same time.”

“Understanding America” by Peter Schuck and James Wilson

2) “In most countries in the world your fate and your identity are handed to you; in America, you determine them for yourself, America is a country where you get to write the script of your own life. Your life is like a blank sheet of paper, and you are the artist. This notion of being the architect of your own destiny is the incredibly powerful idea that is behind the worldwide appeal of America.

Dinesh D’Souza

Dale Gribble's GOP

March 21st, 2009
12:11 am

Corporal,

That’s not gonna help him at all. The first hole is a 420 plus down hill blind shot dipsydoodle over a creek to a raised green. Then he has to putt.

What the hell, let’s give him ’til Monday.

Dogs Against Management

March 21st, 2009
12:16 am

Fear the turtie.

Chad Harris

March 21st, 2009
12:44 am

BDAtl–

Rick Steves comes across as pretty conservative socially, but after all he’s from Seattle. He’s done a great job over the years on a small budget. He and his partners/producers don’t make a lot of money from his shows, and his books are all very helpful. Those little tours on PBS take a lot of time and effort to make.

Thanks for the link.

Another great set of books are a series of Day Trip Books from different cities:

Daytrips Earl Steinbicker

Obama DOJ is backing off the medical THC clinic raids they say after all the money DOJ wasted litigating up to the S. Ct. for their right to prosecute those clinics. It was interesting to see Renquist who became an oppiate addict after his back pain, ruling against the marijuana clinics in a case before he left the Court.

I Report/ You Whine

March 21st, 2009
6:47 am

American flags were set on fire in Baghdad and five other cities Friday as thousands of followers of anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr marked the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war.-Urinal/Jihad

Fifteen goons from Iran burning a picture of a flag makes a “thousand?”

http://asp.usatoday.com/_common/_scripts/big_picture.aspx?width=490&height=330&storyURL=/news/world/iraq/2009-03-20-iraq-flag-burning_N.htm&imageURL=http://i.usatoday.net/news/_photos/2009/03/20/iraq-flag-burningx-large.jpg

Same fifteen Iranians in every picture in every treasonous pinko news story from every America hating terrorist propaganda outlet on Earth, I will post a link immediately following this.

What is your mealy mouthed little problem, AJC?

You tell us about your anti bias crusade and you can’t take one moment to check the validity of this “story,” like I did in less than a minute, you just dutifully pass along the hate and animosity, no questions asked?

Weak.

And biased as hell.

I Report/ You Whine

March 21st, 2009
6:47 am

BDAtlanta

March 21st, 2009
6:59 am

Chad at 12:44am,

I like his attitude: Maericans should get over themselves. Of Earth’s population, 4% are Americans yet we think we are right or know best 100% of the time.

What he said about the current economy is true: We didn’t lose 40% of our retirement. It was a bubble so it should have never been that high in the first place. It was an illusion of wealth.

Corporal at 11:55. That standard of living is looking more and more like an illusion. This is one of the richest countries and yet we have the highest infant mortality rate in the developed world.

Dave R

March 21st, 2009
7:15 am

I see Chadly is back malpracticing on the blog.

In less than a few hours, he comes on to call Sarah Palin’s baby names (that’s mature!), then accuses a former Chief Justice of being an opiate addict.

To say that responsible adults missed him would be incorrect.

To say that Chad is a waste of ectoplasm would be an insult to ectoplasm.

Dave R

March 21st, 2009
7:27 am

BDAtlanta, please.

Even to poorest of Americans live better than the richest in most other countries.

And I hate to clue you in on something, but our “attitude” is what made this country the greatest nation ever to exist on the face of the earth. We have no right to force that attitude on other nations unless they attack us or are about to, but the freedom to choose, to succeed, to fail, to create, to believe, (even the perverted Socialist version we’re heading towards) is something most people desire.

Except G. She just wants to be regulated. I loved her “I’m a Democrat because I was told to be one” routine in an earlier thread.

I Report/ You Whine

March 21st, 2009
7:57 am

Ha, “stimulus” package indeed, the democrats are taking projects OFF the table, hahahaha-

Downtown Connector off DOT project repaving list

By Ariel Hart

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A project to repave I-75 in south Atlanta and the lower end of the Downtown Connector has been benched for the moment, according to Atlanta Regional Commission documents.

A revised federal stimulus projects list released Friday has new additions, including a sidewalk project on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell, and rebuilding the downtown Atlanta Mitchell Street Bridge, which is so badly deteriorated it is closed to traffic.-Urinal/TeamOneTerm

Whoop dee do.

So where’d the 800 Billion go, huh, huh?

ACORN maybe?

Taxpayer

March 21st, 2009
8:04 am

Squirrels eat acorns. They love nuts.

Taxpayer

March 21st, 2009
8:11 am

Factoring in costs borne by the government, the private sector, and individuals, the United States spends over $1.9 trillion annually on healthcare expenses, more than any other industrialized country. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical School estimate the United States spends 44 percent more per capita than Switzerland, the country with the second highest expenditures, and 134 percent more than the median for member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). These costs prompt fears that an increasing number of U.S. businesses will outsource jobs overseas or offshore business operations completely.

The United States spent 16 percent of its GDP in 2007 on health care, higher than any other developed nation. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that number will rise to 25 percent by 2025 without changes to federal law (PDF). At 12 percent, health care is the most expensive benefit paid by U.S. employers, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
– CFR

Paul

March 21st, 2009
9:10 am

Data seems to be pretty consistent (altho numbers vary) that the US spends as much, or more, per capita on health care, yet the benefits (treatment) are not at all uniform. So on a macro level it appears, with changes, we could keep overall spending constant yet equalize treatment.

But somehow much rhetoric is any structural changes would somehow dramatically increase costs…

One other point – last I looked, countries with some form of universal care do not exempt low to middle income wage earners from health care tax. Nearly everyone pays. That’s going to be a tough sell in the US -

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 21st, 2009
9:31 am

To BDAtlanta:

That’s because of the “knuckleheads” having those babies. They made a poor decision (and got pregnant) and continue to make the same poor decisions regarding care for that child (whether personal care from themselves or otherwise).

Taxpayer

March 21st, 2009
9:35 am

The most rhetoric opposing change appears to be coming from those with the most money to lose — the profit centers such as drug companies, insurance companies, for profit hospitals, etc. Non-healthcare related businesses and individuals are the ones really on the losing end of the stick. They keep paying more and more while getting less and less, year after year. Change must come. Healthcare is simply unaffordable and now even those that have profited from rising costs are starting to suffer due to rising healthcare cuts by employers, rising unemployment, fewer businesses offering any coverage, individuals going without care except through emergency rooms, etc. We have a failed system and all the studies confirm it.

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 21st, 2009
9:37 am

HEADLINE: TEHRAN, Iran – “Iran’s supreme leader rebuffed President Barack Obama’s latest outreach on Saturday, saying Tehran was still waiting to see concrete changes in U.S. policy.

Khamenei holds the last word on major policy decisions, and how Iran ultimately responds to any concrete U.S. effort to engage the country will depend largely on his say.”

P.S. Notice how a religious fanatic (who would slit your throat if he could) has the last word on major policy decisions? And this is not a “religious war” ? But I digress ………….

O.K. ….. to get started this morning how about a hypothetical for you libs. to get your blood going (no pun intended) ……….

You get up one morning in a few weeks or months and my morning “Headline” to you says “U.S. takes out Iranian Nuclear Sites with massive air strikes and cruise missles. Islamic World Enraged”.

What would your comments be to President Obama ?

You go first and then I will give you mine.

Civilian/Private/Corporal

March 21st, 2009
9:50 am

Taxpayer:

Are you up and running this morning? I have something for you.

Taxpayer

March 21st, 2009
10:06 am

I come and go, Corporal. How’d you like that BSG episode last night.

lwwmm7

March 21st, 2009
10:08 am

I say we dig up Teddy Roosevelt and clone his DNA and stuff and make him president and let him deal with this situation and like, you know, do stuff.

Dave R

March 21st, 2009
11:52 am

Taxpayer @ 9:35 am:

We have a failed system and ALL the studies confirm it.”

Care to point to ALL the studies out there showing we have a failed health care system, Taxpayer?

Ooops! Forgot. You don’t answer any questions posed to you, do you? Especially those that show you as the uninformed lib (redundant, I know) that you are.

Now why don’t you just go out and find someone else’s writings out there to make your point, as you usually do in about 70% of your posts. They won’t be current or on-topic, but you’ll prove nothing other than you can post a old link to another article more than anyone else can on this blog.

Including Jay.

Dr.R

March 21st, 2009
11:58 am

Sigh … if only people could leave politics alone for a bit and act like human beings. I don’t always agree with you Jay, but you’re a helluva good writer, I think the paper’s best. And even when we disagree, you make me think. Sadly, that makes some people’s tiny brains hurt so they try to avoid such painful thoughts. Enjoy your weekend and knock back one for me, my friend. I’m firing up the old charcoal monster on Sunday for a tableful of greasy meat. Life is good, at least occasionally, and that’ll have to do.