STEP AWAY FROM YOUR COMPUTER!

It’s a beautiful Saturday. I’m cooking a New England clambake for 200 people. So I’m going to be a little busy today.

You should too.

75 comments Add your comment

catlady

May 30th, 2009
8:57 am

Well, then, I will go back to the garden. The peas, broccoli, onions, and cauliflower are calling me to come get them. Not to mention the weeds.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 30th, 2009
8:57 am

UAW leaders agreed to the revised contract last week. It freezes wages, ends bonuses, eliminates noncompetitive work rules and ends the possibility of a strike until the next contract expires in 2015. The UAW said the cuts would save GM $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion a year.-Urinal/ UAW

wow, a whole 1.25 Billion.

GM 2008 Loss $30.9 Billion, Pounded by $38.7 Billion ‘07 Loss, GM Plans More Buyouts …

You can always count on the socialists to dig deep, can’t you?

Dig GM’s grave deep, that is.

How irresponsible is it for the Atlanta Urinal to just stand by as the government dismantles an entire industry and turns all the spoils over to their voting constituencies of the democrat party? I thought the free press was a government watchdog? Look at these cheesy pinkos in Atlanta acting on behalf of the government just casually approving of each and every illegal act, hellbent on destroying this great country.

Patriotism, bookman, yeah right. democrat party stooges, now that you’ve got covered.

To wit-

African nations seek climate aid change funding $1 billion a year needed to offset warming, U.N. says.

We’ve already poured billions into this rathole, funding every two bit murderous dictator across the continent, lavishing them with wealth so they can oversee the destruction of their people in comfort, the AJC helps out by using some games to brainwash it’s readership, we can’t call it food aid anymore considering that we’ve already given enough food aid to provide the entire planet Earth with 3 squares a day for 500 years, so mangle up some stupid newspaper propaganda, and the genocide continues on unabated.

Mission Accomplished!

I guess if you POS can live with yourselves.

ty webb

May 30th, 2009
9:00 am

Finally, no rain! I’ll be at the pool knocking back a few cold ones. Everyone have a great day.

George

May 30th, 2009
9:32 am

Andy, can’t you find something fun to do over there in the trailer park?

ByteMe

May 30th, 2009
9:58 am

Stuck at work (sigh). I’ll take a break in a little while and walk out back and work in the garden for a few minutes. catlady is right: there are weeds calling as well as the cantelope plants that are growing large inside that are ready for transplanting outside.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 30th, 2009
10:28 am

Ran this morning. Got what I needed at Lowes to re-stain the various and sundry wood structural exterior items about the house. Oh joy.

Later, all. Jay, have fun with that clam-orgy thing.

I rule Andy

May 30th, 2009
11:22 am

Good luck with that, trolls are called trolls for a reason, Andy showed us why at 8:57a with his cut-n-paste drivel that means nothing…

Go back to being a teabagging POS Andy, no one will be here today to see what you cut-n-paste from your RSS feeds…

ewwwwwwwwwww Trolls ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

Redneck Convert

May 30th, 2009
11:37 am

Is there going to be grits with that clam bake?

SuperDave

May 30th, 2009
12:09 pm

Redneck,
What do they cook at Simpson’s Trailer Park when they want to have a good time?

clyde

May 30th, 2009
12:14 pm

Mrs.Redneck requires a bushel of Ryan’s take-out before she’s happy.

RW-(the original)

May 30th, 2009
12:16 pm

Where’s my invite? I’m even from New England. Harrumph!

Guess I’ll go do that mowing thingy DB was talking about.

Redneck Convert

May 30th, 2009
12:17 pm

Ham and grits with blackeye gravy and big cathead biscuits. Ummm.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 30th, 2009
12:25 pm

Andy just eliminated the need for a gang of illegal alien yard slaves at the house with their environmentally devastating turf machines by knocking it out myself. If for some reason you should have a problem with my inherent conservative behavioral trait for taking care of my own responsibilities, instead of shirking them off on the government or some other entity, be sure to stop by and KMA.

DimBulb, Gwinnettian- Perhaps I’m not too late, Clorox scrubbing first, stain second. Use the best that they sell, it lasts twice as long as the cheap stuff. If you do proper surface prep.

Dr.R

May 30th, 2009
1:17 pm

Well, I’m blogging on my porch at least, so I’m sort of outside. It truly is a glorious day in North Georgia. Enjoy the clams. I’m more of a pork and chicken guy myself, but whatever works. Not sure I even know 200 people. Guess that proves I need to get out of the house more.

L.itmus

May 30th, 2009
1:36 pm

Saul Good

May 30th, 2009
1:45 pm

Saul here…super vegan Lib and PROUD of it!

Next time…have a DOG and CAT bake!

Those clams have feelings too… that’s why they have SHELLS! ;-)

Me? I’m setting up a puppy roast for the 4th of July! YUMMMMMY!

Did you know that little puppies taste JUST like veal? Is there a difference between a baby cow and a puppy? Nah…. You many think so (readers of this)… but they too feel the same pain as your puppy or kitten.

I bet your doggy is just as tasty as chicken! How would you know unless you cut off a puppies head, cook it…and eat it?

Eat veggies!

If not… eat your dog. He’s a miniature cow in disguise.

Sad that many don’t see the connection and think that one species of animal deserves more rights compared to another….

Here kitty kitty…I mean lettuce, lettuce….

Kamchak

May 30th, 2009
2:32 pm

FA Cup: Chelsea 2 Everton 1

Frank Lampard with the game winner with 18 minutes left in regulation.

Road Scholar

May 30th, 2009
2:52 pm

Teed off at 6:15 this AM; finnished at 10:30 and just finished lunch….time for a nap! What a glorious day!!!!10 bales of pine straw to go! Tommorrow!!!!

catlady

May 30th, 2009
2:58 pm

Saul, come eat out of my garden–6 or 7 kinds of lettuce, 5 kinds of greens, peas, onions, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower are all ready. You can sit on the glider and pet my cats and dogs and try to lower your blood pressure a little. Listen to the breeze in the trees, hear the birds call, and look at 4 ranges of mountains, including Springer.

George American

May 30th, 2009
3:13 pm

Any beards with those clams?

getalife

May 30th, 2009
3:17 pm

Is this twitter “What are you doing”?

Drinking, smoking, pill popping, bbq ribs, hanging out at the pool.

The usual.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 30th, 2009
3:35 pm

“It turns out that none of our models were totally correct,” says Dean Pesnell of the Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA’s lead representative on the panel. “The sun is behaving in an unexpected and very interesting way.”

Ahahahahahahahahaha, yeah, no kidding.

bozos.

And by the way, clams are like your typical liberal, spending it’s entire life in stone cold ignorance until one day some giant thing comes along, cracks your stupid shell open and throws you on the grill.

Don’t tell me you PETA libs keep heifers in your living rooms?

eewwwww

N.J,

May 30th, 2009
3:37 pm

Well the private sector failed, the hedge fund investors, with their top secret and totally deregulated headquarters in the Cayman Islands failed and odds are ten to one that the hedge fund investors sucked tons of money out of its GM investments, bonds and stock, and made a ton of money doing so, leaving the taxpayers and the GM employees to pick up the tab when they sucked the company dry, leaving a corpse. You forget, in a PUBLIC company, those who hold the majority of the stock, have a majority of the vote as to who and how the company is run

As many articles have pointed out, GM has been virually controlled by institutional investors for many, many years:

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How Hedge Funds Play GM
03/03/06 – 07:32 AM EST

General Motors(GM Quote), whose fortunes have long been tied to the American working class, is a playground for the rich when it comes to its stock.

Despite its populist renown, GM has long been controlled by institutional investors. That’s never been truer than now, as hedge funds specializing in distressed securities and so-called event-driven situations pile in with an increasingly complex palette of exotic wagers that embrace its common stock, convertible securities and bonds. While GM still boasts a high number of individual investors, they operate in a wonderland of esoteric gambles that could end up deciding the automaker’s fate. There is a lot to gamble on: Questions about whether GM can avoid bankruptcy, sell GMAC, and manage to avert a strike are all behind some kind of hedge fund trade.
Much of the trading involves GM’s voluminous publicly traded debt, a breed of securities that is effectively out of reach to the average individual investor. In many cases, however, these trades are either hedged or coupled with positions in the common — and unwary investors can easily find themselves being pulled around by the tail when one of them moves.

A lot of short-selling is in place, hedge fund managers note. About 15% of the company’s float represents short interest, or bets that the stock will fall — a pretty high figure. The short-interest ratio, as measured by the amount of short sales divided by the daily volume of shares, is only 5.51%, but this relatively low figure attests to the stock’s high volume more than low short selling, says a hedge fund manager. He compares those numbers with another large-cap name, Pepsico(PEP Quote), which has 1.7 billion of outstanding shares, 5.6 million of short shares and a daily volume of 4 million shares. The percentage of shorts is only 0.3% in the case of Pepsico and

http://www.thestreet.com/story/10271451/how-hedge-funds-play-gm.html

All the bull about the UNIONS is just that. Both the average investor, and the GM workers took it up the rear while the wealthy hedge fund or other institutional investors cleaned up.

Now they want even more. They want the government to save the principal of their investments, when they have made that back many times over by their professional manipulation of the market.

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N.J,

May 30th, 2009
3:39 pm

of and a bwah, ha, ha to you on the above.

N.J,

May 30th, 2009
3:45 pm

And “The Street” is hardly your “liberal, marxist, socialist” source.

The fact is that the “free market” is no longer free and has not been for decades. Just like the selling short on the collaterized mortgage obligations and the other investors who took out Credit Default Swaps, betting that the price of both housing would drop and mortage holders would default made money when that happened, the were able to manipulate those markets to make SURE it happened and then expected to collect from the Investment banks that would have to pay off when happened.

The market has been controlled by those who can decide that they will make more money if the business they are investing in goes under, rather than survives, and they are in a good position to make sure it goes under.

Pogo

May 30th, 2009
4:03 pm

Why should we buy a car that is built with our tax dollars, that we buy with our after tax income and that we pay for the warranty on? Cold day in hell when I buy a GM or Chrysler product. Let them sink.

Kamchak

May 30th, 2009
4:54 pm

N.J, are you saying that the robber barons are so myopic that all they care about is short term profits as opposed to long term health for all U.S. citizens? Well– I am shocked, shocked to learn that there is gambling going on here.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 30th, 2009
6:34 pm

You reading through the encyclopedia this weekend, Mad Harris?

Kamchak

May 30th, 2009
6:45 pm

But 66% of GDP in this country comes from the consumer. The 80’s saw the dismantling/sell off of manufacturing which left service sector jobs. Outsourcing of the 90’s saw the dismantling of that sector. Consumer spending in the new millenium was driven by credit, primarily homeowners using the equity in their homes for purchases. Falling home prices have left many upside down in their mortgages. Jobs are lost and foreclosures lower neighboring home values feeding this cycle. I maintain that the robber barons are myopic and unwittingly or not, have killed the consumer. Keynesian theory that government spending will lift the economy relies on the fact that there is a work force, with good paying CAREERS that is productive and paying taxes.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 30th, 2009
6:59 pm

“While the stimulus has given an impulse, it’s like a sugar high unless you eventually get the credit system working,” Zoellick said in an interview yesterday with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt.” “When unemployment increases, that’s probably the most political combustible issue.”

Yes and that is why Obozo is working so hard to make us all unemployed, it’s the quickest way to wipe out the US economy.

Mission Accomplished.

eewwww

GOP is gone

May 30th, 2009
7:12 pm

Good workout, good food and good wine to go with the good weather.

Slightly tipsy

Kamchak

May 30th, 2009
7:39 pm

“It must create jobs that are of higher quality than the ones created in the past. Otherwise it’s just a race to the bottom.”

The biggest losses of the 80’s-90’s were not jobs but careers. A job is flipping burgers. A career involves company benefits and employee dedication. Language manipulation over the past 30+ years says jobs=careers.

N.J,

May 30th, 2009
8:09 pm

A job is also working in a factory making telephones (like my cousins did for western electric 20 years ago). A job is driving a taxi and making 60 grand a year. Its also just a different sort of career. And even if you change employers, if you are doing the same thing, that job is still a career.

Most of the people living in Georgia who are of an age where a college degree wasnt needed to get a decent job and were working industrial jobs making three times minimum wage or more are now working 8 dollar an hour security guard jobs in malls, hospitals etc. I know a lot of them. They used to be able to make rent, buy their kids christmas presents, etc. I know at least ten parents, single mothers, with dead beat dads who dont even come up with child support, who I GAVE money to last year so they could provide their kids with a christmas tree, christmas presents, and a christmas dinner. It was my christmas present to myself

Also jobs that you started when you got out of school and left when you retired. When I was getting out of college, there were a lot more jobs than careers, or to put it simply a job was a different kind of career.

godless heathen

May 30th, 2009
8:14 pm

Clambake? Jay gotta a beach in his backyard?
Any Kennedy’s coming or just Kennedy wannabes?

Jay, you should roast a couple of pigs. Might get your mind right. (Just kidding, I’m sure it was great time.)

N.J,

May 30th, 2009
8:26 pm

No, once jobs and careers were the same thing. You had a blue collar or white collar job. That was because regardless of the color, the one you went into was the one you ledft when you retired.

Most of the small businessmen I knew where I grew up, lived no better than most of their employees. The guy I knew who owned the diner downtown lived in a one bedroom apartment, he and his wife took the bedroom, their daughter had the living room. They guy who owned the insurnce company downtown, the same thing. My next door neighbor and best friend’s father owned a pizzeria and lived in the same sized apartment that my family with 7 kids lived in, and my dad was a contractor who built private houses from the time he got out of the navy in 1946 until the day he died.

No, where the real change came was in the tax code changes in the 1980’s Before this, there were limits that corporate executives could take in total remuneration. There were no enforced limits, the tax code just prevented them from deducting anything that went higher than 25 times what they paid their lowest paid employee. So if a company needed to do something to avoid taxes, they could give their employees an annual bonus, a christmas bonus, regular raises that kept up with inflation. Health benefits. Pensions. But the tax code changes allowed them to make a choice. Do I give myself a ten million dollar bonus, or do I give my employees a raise. Do I hire more workers. Do I give them benefits or not. My corporation gets the same tax break for either choice.

That also has played a large part in the stagnation of the American workers wages, while executive compensation increased 20 or 30 fold.

The excuse that these higher ranking workers need “incentives”. Their employees do not?

Kamchak

May 30th, 2009
8:35 pm

Yes, I am one of those of an age where a college degree wasn’t needed. Unable to finish college I had the opportunity to learn a trade–carpentry. Working for a home builder then meant a good wage, health insurance, and profit sharing opportunities. I didn’t consider it a job, I considered it a career in a trade. Times changed and what was a company position became an “entrepreneur opportunity.” I became a sub-contractor, my own boss, answerable to only myself–of course that translates to: no benefits, responsible for all self-employment taxes, no unemployment insurance safety net and worst of all the threat of “well–if you can’t do the job for the price we have “slotted” we can find illegal immigrants that can.”

godless heathen

May 30th, 2009
8:38 pm

NJ (aka scroll down) must be the world’s fastest typist, or is just regurgitating the party line.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 30th, 2009
8:40 pm

As the comedian Andy Borowitz put it, “President Obama said that the United States was prepared to respond to the threat with ‘the strongest possible adjectives.’ Later in the day, Defense Secretary Robert Gates called the North Korean nuclear test ’supercilious and jejune.’”

The president’s general line on the geopolitical big picture is: I don’t need this in my life right now. He’s a domestic transformationalist, working overtime – via the banks, the automobile industry, health care, etc. – to advance statism’s death grip on American dynamism. His principal interest in the rest of the world is that he doesn’t want anyone nuking America before he’s finished turning it into a socialist basket case. This isn’t simply a matter of priorities. A United States government currently borrowing 50 cents for every dollar it spends cannot afford its global role, and thus the Obama cuts to missile defense and other programs have a kind of logic: You can’t be Scandinavia writ large with a U.S.-sized military.-Mark Steyn

I figure in no less than three years, a 10 mile radius around the Georgia Capital will be a smoldering ruins, taking with it a bunch of loud mouth bozo liberals, who seem to be cool with this future scenario. Kissing their enemies as-s will get them some stand up eulogies at their memorial services and I guess that is what matters the most.

But while they are still among the living, let me express my gratitude for them taking Dobbins Air Force base off of the top target list, Obozo is the man.

I will speak well of y’all, I promise.

godless heathen

May 30th, 2009
8:48 pm

‘the strongest possible adjectives.’

That’s good.

Bud Wiser

May 30th, 2009
8:49 pm

My invitation to the clambake must have gotten lost in the email…..

N.J,

May 30th, 2009
9:15 pm

The right wing argument is basically full of flaws. While they talk about those who work hard earning the fruits of their labor, right wingers in fact have an immense disdain of hard work. They beleive that those who invest and sit on their fat asses collecting dividends who deserve the fruits of other peoples labor.

the bull god

May 30th, 2009
9:56 pm

yeah, the left wing carries this country…

whata joke.

jaypat

May 30th, 2009
10:28 pm

It’s the weekend, and it’s late so maybe no one will notice these comments. But today I did step away from the computer to venture downtown on an errand. I’d never been to that part of downtown before, and what I saw absolutely shocked me.

I needed to be in the area around the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coke. That was just down the street from the Georgia Dome and not far from the Olympic Centennial Park. All prime tourist draws.

These places are in a slum. There’s no other word to describe it. If I had to go down there after dark, it would be in an armored car with a .50 caliber machine gun.

How in this world did the city’s leaders let this happen? If you’re going to invite someone into your house, do you put them through the gauntlet first? And expect them to come back?

The US is in a major economic downturn, and the call went out for suggestions for positive economic development that would yield long-term returns for communities. I really hope that a proposal for de-slumming this area was part of the process.

If it wasn’t, then it surely should be.

Dave R

May 30th, 2009
10:58 pm

Jay, you should have saved your money on the clambake, because you’re gonna owe us all new mice for our computers because you can’t control N.J. (aka scroll boy).

And just where do you get a clambake for 200 fixed up down here?

Jen

May 30th, 2009
11:27 pm

OMG, just scrolled quickly through…looks like the people with no life spent their day here.

I didn’t even open my laptop until now. I spent the day…(1) ran 10 miles, (2) took down a tetanus fence, (3) tilled up my ENTIRE back yard, (4) unloaded half a ton of flagstone outta my minivan, and (5( cleaned up….all in time to go watch a kiddie movie in the park with my kid, then grab a bite to eat.

Know what I ate? Fox Bros version of a burger…omg. Please try it. It will make you stop time and be happy.

Now it’s time for a six pack of beer and a Harlan Coben novel.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, y’all!

godless heathen

May 31st, 2009
12:00 am

You don’t have to read much of Scroll Boy’s crap to pick out the strange perspective on life she/he has.

For example take this jewel for example: “For all of their howling, 99.99999999999 percent of the right wingers out there would not own their own homes, nor cars, nor televisions, nor any of their modern conveniences had not FDR changed the balance of who owns what and by what method.”

Only right wingers. or everyone? So noone owned their own home, car, mule before FDR?

Totally absurd.

Jay rules Andy

May 31st, 2009
6:23 am

Dobbins is just full of leeches.

Northern Songs, Ltd

May 31st, 2009
6:24 am

Jeez NJ, give it a rest already!!

Jay rules Andy

May 31st, 2009
6:34 am

Jaypat, It’s not all that bad. That area has been slowly de-slumifying on it’s own for years. The current George Bush economy has slowed the process since George Bush’s real estate bubble popped.

Thank goodness we have Obama, he’ll fix everything.

Road Scholar

May 31st, 2009
6:52 am

Jay, no new blog subject? Hungover? Hope it went well with your clambake. Next time I know you’d invite Me and the misses! Let’s try steamed crabs!

Well yesterdays golf and R&R went so well, off to Callaway Gardens for the day! Hope all a good day! Be safe!

Bud Wiser

May 31st, 2009
6:56 am

Jay rules Andy, now there is one really intelligent and well thought out response. Who are you, NJ under a different moniker?

That idiot certainly doesn’t need fools like you protecting him, unless of course you ARE that idiot.

TnGelding

May 31st, 2009
7:15 am

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 30th, 2009
8:57 am

And your solution is to hire Wagoner back, and give him a big bonus.

josef nix

May 31st, 2009
8:06 am

Down-home-took-all-day-to-make-it jambalaya, bottle of Chateau Cadillac, weed the flower beds, feed the neighbor’s cats, sit on the verandah waving to the neighbors, contemplate the Southern navel with a little country music…laissez les bonstemps rouler!

Bud Wiser

May 31st, 2009
8:06 am

Getting smarter every post, eh Chad? Your latest shows the depth (re – shallowness) of your brain.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 31st, 2009
8:33 am

Kind of off-the-wall topic, but has anyone been following the feud between Wiki and the church of Scientology?

I just happened upon this story and it makes for some interesting ethical considerations, to say the least.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 31st, 2009
8:36 am

weed the flower beds,

Feh. Don’t remind me. I’ve got a ton of pruning–well, really hacking, at this point, I leave the fine-tuning to my better half–on the agenda for later today.

But the deck and front stairs look pretty good. I’m debating whether I really need another coat of stain… it couldn’t hurt, and with everything cleaned and clear it’s not that big of a deal… someone talk me out of it.

I rule Andy

May 31st, 2009
8:39 am

It’s a cult where it’s adherents blindly follow the deluded rantings of a dead man. Much like the GOP, except the have the deluded rantings of Rush, thier current leader, to follow as well as Ronny Raygun’s…

ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

@@

May 31st, 2009
9:01 am

sit on the verandah waving to the neighbors

One of my most memorable experiences after moving here from California was a trip to my Dad’s old homeplace in the mountains of Tennessee. We’re riding up a road (unpaved) past houses perched precariously on the mountainside. Occasionally a family would jump up from their seated positions, run to the edge of the porch and holler “Y’all come up!!”

Dad would stop the car, extend that long arm of his, waving his hand and reply “No time today, got places to go and people to see.”

“Who are they?” I asked my Dad.

“I have no idea.” he replied

Culture shock but one I’ve come to appreciate.

I spend nine months out of each year lifting kids in and out of wheelchairs, placing them in prone standers and a “yambo” flower pot throws my lower back out?

YOGA!

@@

May 31st, 2009
9:33 am

jay on 5/29/09: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for the moment at least, is rejecting that pressure, setting up an interesting test of strength and will. Obama and Netanyahu will both pay a political cost at home for their positions, and given the clear line Obama has drawn, one of the two will be forced to give in. If Obama prevails, as I suspect he will, he will then have earned credibility to force similar concessions from the Arab/Palestinian side.

Israel’s response 5/31/09?

Senior members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet reiterated Sunday that the government has rejected a U.S. demand to halt all activity in West Bank settlements, despite strongly-worded demands from the Obama administration to do so.

“I want to make it clear that the current Israeli government will not accept in any way the freezing of legal settlement activity in Judea and Samaria [West Bank,” Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz told Army Radio

No mincing of words.

josef nix

May 31st, 2009
9:36 am

Oops..responses disappeared into cyberspace. Me and diabulus ex macchina are not on the best of terms!

DB: I’ll try. Was sitting outside having my umpteenth cuppa and a neighbor strolled by and asked if I was “watchin’ the river flow.” Told him, “nah, watching the weeds grow.” He told me “not to interfere with G-d’s work.” Sounded good to me. Pruning? I’m under orders to “do something about that mess at the side of the house.” Far be it from me to interfere with the Allm-ghty. If H- want’s it pruned,H-’ll do it.

I ruel Andy…rolling right along with the religious metaphor, you’re right. Sound an awful lot like Shabbatai Zvi Obama’s followers, don’t they?

@@–know what you mean. I’m only half Swamp Rat, on my daddy’s side. The other half, Mama’s side, is Hillbilly. (Her daddy always called us kids his “little half breeds”) Every summer was a trip to the mountains and listening as Mama and people she only met a few minutes ago established how they were related!

Back when we were Up North in college, our friends couldn’t believe us when we told them we were “goin’ home” after graduation, us “being Indian, Jewish, gay and ‘all that.’” We didn’t even try to explain that it was “all that” calling us home, a place where we knew who we were and where we came from, where who you were is just as much, if not more, important than who you are.

Granddaddy always said a stranger is only a friend (or relative!) you haven’t met yet.

I spend nine months out of the year teaching little ones their curriculum objectives in their native languages until they can function in the English language classroom, Love my job, but do enjoy a chance to speak English!

clyde

May 31st, 2009
9:44 am

My Gradddaddy said there was no reason to drink a lot of water just to get a little tea.

josef nix

May 31st, 2009
9:49 am

On Bubba Bibi, I’ve got differing opinions on the West Bank settlements and Judea and Samaria, but I still agree with what my mama said about what she called the “Hebrew Tarzans” in reference to Sharon, “well, if we’d had a few more of them back in the thirties, things might have turned out a bit different.” If I were an Israeli, I think I’d put my fate in his hands more than Obama’s.

josef nix

May 31st, 2009
9:52 am

Clyde–don’t you love those phrases? My Better Half says of Obama, “that boy’s all hat and no cattle.”

DB, Gwinnettian

May 31st, 2009
10:09 am

I’m under orders to “do something about that mess at the side of the house.” Far be it from me to interfere with the Allm-ghty. If H- want’s it pruned,H-’ll do it.

There’s a lot to be said for this approach.

On the other hand, when the cotoneaster has completely overtaken a walkway, I’m not going to wait for FSM’s Noodly Appendage to help, I don’t think.

I rule Andy

May 31st, 2009
11:31 am

The fate of Israel is just that, Israel’s fate. They don’t have to do damn thing we tell them to. But do we have to keep pumping our money to them?

Where’s VANDY GIRL when you need her??? I mean she just rails on and on about “those people” taking all of HER hard earned money, I wonder where she and her dinner guest Newt Gingrich fall on the subject of the jewish state welfare.

Scientologists and the GOP-kool-aid drinkers one and all… I could care less about Obama and Biden, the problem is (and the “conservative” wingbutternuts just haven’t figured it out yet) they fielded mavericky maverick morons…. wink wink… donchaknow

Thier response to the drubbing they were administered? More of the same but double it… clueless….

ewwwwwwwwww………………..

josef nix

May 31st, 2009
11:49 am

I rule Andy…like I’ve said, I’m only a lukewarm zionist at best, but when it comes to the Jewish state welfare program, we get a better return on our dollar there than elsewhere. We get more from their Mossad than we do our own CIA and let’s not forget that one of the reasons there weren’t any nukes in Iraq was their having taken care of business…as far as the West Bank settlements are concerned, a Palestinian friend of mine said, “build on, Brother. I’ve got my eye on a nice condo outside of Nablus. In the long run it’ll be back to the pre-67 frontiers and Palestine will have the best housing and infrastructure in the Middle East.” For most Israelis this is a small price to pay (in Shekels or US dollars) for peace.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 31st, 2009
12:38 pm

I rule Andy May 31st, 2009 8:39 am

Aahhh, yes, let’s all look fondly back on the days when I was the only one getting scolded by thee bookman for personally attacking other bloggers and posting 2 paragraph comments, never mind 200 paragraph comments, oh wait, I STILL am the only getting scolded.

Never mind.

eewwww

Apologies to all you paddle boat pinkos this morning on Allatoona, I just knew you were a gang of environmental terrorists and I saw the golden opportunity to swamp your as-ses with the 175 Fast Strike, scared the hell out of you with that awesome display of power, didn’t I?

Hope you had some bath towels in the Prius.

getalife

May 31st, 2009
12:50 pm

Which part of step away from the computer did you not understand?

Toledo Bend is a great place to open that puppy up and see what she can do.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 31st, 2009
12:54 pm

The Urinal betrays bookman-

The AJC’s study found that no part of Atlanta is immune. But dozens of neighborhoods, stretching from Clayton to Gwinnett to Hall counties, have emerged as particularly troubled hotspots.

I cannot find the map online but if you look at it, it goes completely against what bookman has said time and time again, Cobb and North Fulton are low foreclosure counties.

South Fulton and Dekalb are ate up with foreclosures.

Community Reinvestment Act meet economic meltdown, economic meltdown, CRA.

Oh and here’s Bwarney Fwank, eewww.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 31st, 2009
1:22 pm

So is Little River in between 92 and the main lake. Like a sheet of glass this morning.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 31st, 2009
1:36 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for many parts of New York from Sunday through Monday morning, including Oneida County.

Widespread frost and freeze conditions are possible tonight and into early Monday morning.

The region’s low temperature for today is expected to be about 36 degrees, which also is the record low temperature for May 31, according to WKTV meteorologists and weather archives.

The record was set in 1966.

Mmph, phst, ah, um, huh, bwahahahahahahahahahaha, yeah, “global warming,” ok.

bozos.

josef nix

May 31st, 2009
1:51 pm

Barney Frank does not speak well for his people!

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 31st, 2009
2:47 pm

The Supreme Court that upheld that gender discrimination claim was composed of nine men — just as the court that ordered an end to racial segregation in public schools was all-white.

The court that upheld affirmative action by public universities had only one black member. There were no women on the court that found constitutional protection for abortion rights.

Right or wrong, the justices in those cases clearly strove to put aside their narrow personal interests and uphold the fundamental principles of the Constitution as best they could. Most Americans, most lawyers and most judges, I would guess, believe that’s exactly what judges should do. Why doesn’t Sonia Sotomayor?-Steve Chapman

Cause she’s a racist, geez.

duh

E.Scott

May 31st, 2009
4:21 pm

Wish I could be there :(
Love you!

I rule Andy

May 31st, 2009
10:00 pm

So Andy lives in Acworth, I wonder which trailer park?