If it’s only 3,000, it’s over in Iran. But it’s a brave 3,000.

From AP:

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Police beat protesters and fired tear gas and water cannons at thousands who rallied Saturday in open defiance of Iran’s clerical government, sharply escalating the most serious internal conflict since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Eyewitnesses described fierce clashes near Revolution Square in central Tehran after some 3,000 protesters, many wearing black, chanted “Death to the dictator!” and “Death to dictatorship!” Police fired tear gas, water cannons and guns but it was not immediately clear if they were firing live ammunition.

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Brad Steel

June 20th, 2009
11:46 am

Were these the same folks chanting at Palin/Plumber rallies?

Hope they don’t get caught. They’ll be water-boarded.

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
11:49 am

The point, however, has been made and a shake-up is coming. How it will play out is the great unknown.

Normal

June 20th, 2009
12:11 pm

I tell y’all…If the protesters have caught on to Martin Luther Kings theory of non-violent demostrations, it is going to be a long hot summer for the Clerics…I think the Irani’s have a chance, if they can take the backlash. They will make the Clerics look out of control to the world. This won’t end with everything as it was, Gay-ron-teed!

@@

June 20th, 2009
12:16 pm

Stratfor (croak)Kamchak(croak) eluded to this yesterday with all the major players jockeying for position behind the scenes.

I share your sentiments….very brave indeed.

Wasn’t their a movie made recently….something about 3,000 Persians?

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
12:19 pm

NORMAL–long hot summer is right and have you noticed the women in the crowds shucking that black bedspread? Good looking ones, too. That ought to motivate their menfolk to find their cajones. Just sayin’,,, :-)

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
12:31 pm

I’m coming upstairs. It’s done got Doggone nasty downstairs! :-)

Comrades in Armchairs

June 20th, 2009
12:35 pm

But, our tough Republican Congressmen have endured much worse. Did you know that some of them even braved a dark building once! It’s true.

booger

June 20th, 2009
12:36 pm

If this uprising goes away, as I think it will, history will show Obama having been wise not to interfer. I also think this is the correct stance.

However if this uprising actually brings positive change to Iran, it will be interesting to see the media rewrite history to show Obama quietly guiding events leading to better relations with Iran. They’ve got three years so this should be a piece of cake.

Mike "Hussein" Smith

June 20th, 2009
12:48 pm

Obama doesn’t rattle sabers. So what.
Our bigmouth draft-dodging senators shoot blanks.

Jay, for next Friday, how about Martha & the
Vandellas belting out “Heatwave”? Only the
Lovin’ Spoonful does hot better.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 20th, 2009
1:02 pm

The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The Act, which applies to all ages, permits the use of certain age distinctions and factors other than age that meet the Act’s requirements. The Age Discrimination Act is enforced by the Civil Rights Center.

Ahahahahahahaha.

I rule.

The Act, which applies to all ages, permits the use of ~~~~~~~~~~~certain age distinctions and factors other than age~~~~~~~~~~~~~ that meet the Act’s requirements.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 20th, 2009
1:07 pm

Oh, on the blog topic-

Told ya.

I rule.

Obozo could have easily prevented this and brought about real change in the Middle East, Iranian leaders truly accountable to their citizens, but no, he is a koward.

Now it’s back to staying the course until Iran gets a nuke and uses it on Israel, then we can offer up some more fake outrage and sympathy, like bookman does now.

eewwwww

@@

June 20th, 2009
1:10 pm

Well this is kinda funny in light of Obama’s economic policies:

AP – “Someone once said that every man is trying to either live up to his father’s expectations or make up for his father’s mistakes,” he once wrote, “and I suppose that may explain my particular malady as well as anything else.” By malady, he meant the will to achieve.

Obama was a schoolboy in Hawaii when his father came back to visit. He gave his dad a tie. His father gave him a basketball and African figurines and came to his class to speak about Kenya. He was an impressive, mysterious figure whom Obama found compelling, volatile and vaguely threatening.

The visit took a sour turn when Obama went to watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and his father made him shut off the TV, saying he watched too much. Obama slammed the bedroom door; a loud argument ensued among grown-ups.

and the grown-ups here are still arguing about what Obama seeks to achieve.

Normal

June 20th, 2009
1:14 pm

Brutus, your 1:02…What the heck are you talkin’ about? Oh wait, you forgot to take your meds, didn’t you?

getalife

June 20th, 2009
1:27 pm

Their country will be like ours after w’s second term.

A collapsed economy and bankrupt.

cons can’t govern.

The Baron

June 20th, 2009
1:49 pm

I Report You Whine, you’re soooo clueless!!!

jt

June 20th, 2009
1:50 pm

While I am certainly no Democrat, President Obama did right on the Iranian protest issue. How can any American politician lecture another country about this, considering our history of shooting and KILLING unarmed student protestors? And having the largest incarcerated population in the WORLD.
Does anyone take that little pretty boy Eric Cantor serious? For him to pontificate on intervention makes me naseous.

getalife

June 20th, 2009
1:55 pm

“Iraq declares victory
as US troops leave cities:

Iraq’s leader declared victory Saturday as the country began to end a foreign occupation with the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from cities, and told Iraqis not to lose faith if the pullback resulted in attacks”

One down, one to go.

NY Times reporter escapes from the other taliban after 7 months. Should provide great intell.

Going to be a wild night in Iran.

TnGelding

June 20th, 2009
2:06 pm

Brave and stupid. There are ways to demonstrate without inviting death.

jt

June 20th, 2009
1:50 pm

Amen!

getalife

June 20th, 2009
1:55 pm

Victory over what or whom? The conflict is far from over. Good news on the reporter. Now if he can survive the streets of NY.

DoggoneGA

June 20th, 2009
2:08 pm

“It’s done got Doggone nasty downstairs!”

Nasty? Hon, you don’t KNOW nasty.

getalife

June 20th, 2009
2:10 pm

TnGelding ,

Occupiers never win because they always leave.

We will lose Afghanistan too like all the other occupiers in that country.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 20th, 2009
2:23 pm

Abnormal- Look gimpy, Obozo fired Walpin specifically because of certain traits, i.e. confused and disoriented, traits normally found in the elderly and heavy drug users like getalife. It is against the law to do that. Don’t you libs read the laws that you write?

Are you a proponent of discrimination now, stunt dummy?

Bigot.

eewwww

Halpin is gonna sue your as-ses, hahahahaha.

@@

June 20th, 2009
2:23 pm

Good news.

Washington Post — The reporter, David Rohde, 41, was taken captive Nov. 10 with local reporter Tahir Ludin and their driver, while he was in the early stages of researching a book on Afghanistan. News organizations, including The Washington Post, did not report on the abduction at the request of the Times, which feared that publication of the news could endanger the lives of the men.

Sure could’a used the Times failure to report on NSA surveillance in the early stages of the war. But no! undermining national security took priority then over the safety of our troops and the American people.

Rohde traveled to Kabul, the Afghan capital, in early November, and was kidnapped after he, Ludin and their driver, Assadullah Mangal, set out in a car for a >>>>prearranged interview with a Taliban commander.<<<< He told colleagues at the Times’ bureau in Kabul that he believed he would be fine, but he left instructions on whom to call in case he did not return.

I wonder if he’ll turn over info on their whereabouts.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 20th, 2009
2:26 pm

Crash and burn-

As health care reform legislation moves forward in Washington, the political environment is somewhat different than the last time a major overhaul of the health care system was attempted sixteen years ago. In early 1993 the sense of a health care crisis was far more widespread than it is today – a 55% majority in 1993 said they felt the health care system needed to be “completely rebuilt” compared with 41% today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ2YJm03Oqc

bwa

Hillbilly Deluxe

June 20th, 2009
2:40 pm

@@

Left you a response in the music thread.

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
2:43 pm

jt– answer to your question last night. @ 10:15 under “thermally correct.”

Normal

June 20th, 2009
2:45 pm

BRUTUS/Whiner, READ THIS: I swear, if you had another brain, you’ still be a half wit…Just sayin’
———————————
Eventually the board gave up on the discussion and, after Walpin left, the bipartisan group acted unanimously to have chairman Alan Solomont ask the White House to remove Walpin, the panel member said.

mike

June 20th, 2009
2:49 pm

getalife –

“Occupiers never win because they always leave.”

So I guess we lost WW1 and WW2?

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 20th, 2009
2:54 pm

Abnormal- You don’t have to pout.

So I guess Walpin should bring discrimination lawsuits against all of them, eh?

@@

June 20th, 2009
2:57 pm

Whoops! Left this on the wrong thread.

Thanks Hillbilly. It fits into my waxin’ philosophy.

BTW, I’ve put in an order for four bushels of field corn. They better come thru or I’ll turn into a scarey crow.

See ‘ya next. You’re a smarter man than I am a woman, HbD. (IW&SH)

~~~~~~~OO~~~~~~

WASHINGTON — When President Obama arrived at the Mandarin Oriental hotel for a fund-raising reception on Thursday night, the new White House rules of political purity were in order: no lobbyists allowed.

But at the same downtown hotel on Friday morning, registered lobbyists have not only been invited to attend an issues conference with Democratic leaders, but they have also been asked to come with a $5,000 check in hand if they want to stay in good favor with the party’s House and Senate re-election committees.

So to follow through with that promise, Mr. Obama is simply leaving the room.

Reminds me of how “a Mafia Don” puts his enforcers to work so his fingerprints can’t be found on the weapon.

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
2:58 pm

NORMAL–now, now…take a deep breath and repeat after me…
“…Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world…”
and if that doesn’t work, may I suggest a merlot moment?

@@

June 20th, 2009
3:01 pm

Now I admit, this one is petty but…

Obama draws guffaws after cracking wise at correspondents dinner

most of the “guffaws” I saw were Obama’s in moments of great discomfort ’cause nobody else was laughing. I actually felt sorry for the guy.

Normal

June 20th, 2009
3:18 pm

Josef, As always you have the right idea! Whiner, here’s to you…jsut sayin’.
————-
“…Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world…—————-
Nope, but I’ll smack him with all of the love I can muster…

@@

June 20th, 2009
3:22 pm

Just playing thru (?) or at least I think that’s the term.

Not that I care but Congress’ scolding has now impacted Golf.

jt

June 20th, 2009
3:29 pm

Josef-
Can’t seem to catch the “Confederancy/Dunces” quite yet. I even did the “Attic” . Just not the right time or place I guess. you know how it is. Today, I did pick up an old Eudora Welty book. I’m not familiar with “Why I live at the P.o.” Can’t wait to check it out.
Can’t see McCullers either. Good reads but can’t be moved.

I was suprised at your Mark Twain choice. I just found a story(in a library book w/checkout card still in it, last stamped 1952) about the hypnotizing abilities of a snake. Do you know the one? Also, did you do the 2005 novel of “Huck Finn”? Can’t remember the author. Killer.

Anything out now?
What’s Gabriel up to? He IS a living Faulknor.

@@

June 20th, 2009
3:30 pm

I would have found nothing wrong had Obama said this at the onset of the Iranian protests:

Reuters — “The universal rights to assembly and free speech must be respected, and the United States stands with all who seek to exercise those rights,” he said.

But it was only TODAY — after the deaths of protesters, that he spoke up:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama urged the Iranian government Saturday to “stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people” as protests continued in Iran against the alleged rigging of last week’s election.

“The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching. We mourn each and every innocent life that is lost,” Obama said in a statement.

Frederick Douglass

June 20th, 2009
3:33 pm

Obama is a root cause for the protester dissatisfaction in Iran, when he offered open dialogue, that put pressure on their leadership,
and the young populace over there waited for a response. The response
these 70% under 30 yrs. old got was a rigged election. We did the correct thing to offer them a chance to join the nations that want
to do right by the world. Now the wrong thing for us to do would be
to stick our nose in, imagine the outrage here if someone had intervened in our disputed 2000 election.

@@

June 20th, 2009
3:37 pm

The Palestinian press responds to Netanyahu’s speech this past Sunday.

‘Not In a Thousand Years… Would [He, Netanyahu] Find a Single Palestinian’ to Agree to His Conditions

Somehow we already knew that.

@@

June 20th, 2009
3:51 pm

AFP — But for many Iraqis, who have only recently witnessed the emergence of democracy at home, their neighbours also should have the right to be “free”.

“Here, we are free,” said Aziz in Baghdad.

“Freedom to vote, to speak, to criticise. When I cast my ballot, it is taken into account. Why should Iranians not have this?”

Kewl!

Makes me proud to be an American.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 20th, 2009
3:52 pm

France stuck their nose in America’s Revolutionary, a perfect opportunity for them to get some shots in on their arch enemy Britain.

The United States stuck it’s nose into the Nazi war against Western Europe and the British Isles, much to the relief of the rest of the Allied Forces, and Hitler whined his propaganda about Roosevelt.

Any one care to posit that these were the wrong things to do?

There is no comparison to a people trying to throw off tyranny and people trying to throw out some perverts like Klinton and al-Gore.

Bud Wiser

June 20th, 2009
3:55 pm

So who made the head count? NYTimes? CNN? ACORN??

Dontcha just love this reverse mathematics when the political environment sings ‘freedom’? Some dumb arse said somewhere I read this morning that ‘we broke Iraq’. Moron. Absolutely clueless in life. Stupidity like that flourisahes on the left.

Sure, you don’t like us going there, because you are a pussiified coward that is afraid of your own shadow. Yeah, maybe ole W touted all the wrong or misidentified (as of yet unfound WMD’s) reasons for going, but the bottom line is that a murderous, genocidal maniac of a tyrant, and his sons, who BTW did gas to death thousands of Kurds, were disposed of in a timely enough manner. A fragile and frail stride toward democracy is in place. If that is broke to you moron, then your sick view of hiding under the covers and whining about chasing crackers, or whatever it is you do, shows your ignorance.

If you can’t bring any more to the table than than, then shut the hell up.

Sicko.

RW-(the original)

June 20th, 2009
3:59 pm

Thought I’d drop by and let any of you that think I’m insane for mowing my grass this afternoon know that I agree with you.

3,000 eh? If it was an Obama rally AP would claim a quarter million and for Farrakhan it’d be a cool mill.

Normal?,

Here’s some folks trying to analyze you.

Of course they were talking about how monotonous that had become nearly three years ago, but maybe you could hop over there and enlighten them.

jt

June 20th, 2009
3:59 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama urged the Iranian government Saturday to “stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people”.

Just because the American people aren’t aware of our current police state(we have nice toys) doesn’t mean that the world doesn’t know.
That is why our threats ALWAYs ring hollow. Fortunantly, through geographical luck and the wealth of a once free people, we can back our threats up with force. Which we do.
Wouldn’t it be better to live by example?
http://www.strike-the-root.com/62/allport/allport2.html

jt

June 20th, 2009
4:04 pm

@@- you commented-
Kewl!

“Makes me proud to be an American.”

Just have your papers ready the next time your friendly peace officer asks for your them. It is law now.

And I know that you don’t have a problem with that because you don’t do any thing wrong. History repeats itself.

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
4:06 pm

Jt–Hope you can get into the rhythm of “Confederacy of Dunces.” It helps to do it with the New Orleans dialect! It is quite the novel down home, they even have a statue of Ignatius right up there with Joan of Arc and PGT Beauregard!

“Why I Live at the P.O. is included in her collection “Thirteen Stories.”

I’ll ask the Unmentionable about the snake story…it rings a bell but I can’t recall. Have you read “Roughing It?” And in relation to the thread earlier today, check out Twain’s “Letters from the Earth.” Wasn’t published until the 1960s. It was too controversial!

jt

June 20th, 2009
4:13 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-( and Bud Wiser –

Obama is incompetant and America is being ruled by democrats.

Why in Sam Hell would you want to start something, HOWEVER NOBEL, under the control of the above. Are you REALLY concerned about iranian students and FREEDOM?

Fill out your 1090’s and census forms dudes or YOU may possibly be KILLED.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 20th, 2009
4:21 pm

jt- How about if we just give the protesters some heavy weapons?

Buh bye mullahs, hello democracy.

That would be a twofer, no more Iraq meddling.

Peace on Earth?

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 20th, 2009
4:23 pm

No more terrorist run Iran, Hezbollah would shrivel up on the vine<—————–I rule.

Obozo would never let that happen, apparently, who would F with Israel then?

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
4:23 pm

NORMAL @ 3:18

Granddaddy: “the Good Book says to turn the other cheek.”
Me: “but, Granddaddy, what happens when they slap that one, too?”
Granddaddy: “Well, Son, the Good Book is silent there. I prefer a .45.”

“…mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the L-rd, H- is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored…”
–This musical moment brought to you by Thunderbird

jt

June 20th, 2009
4:28 pm

Whiner- You asked-

jt- How about if we just give the protesters some heavy weapons?

Jt- answered.

We did that about 40 years ago. Yesterday’s protestors are today’s establishment. The gifts of the State keep on giving.

Pogo

June 20th, 2009
4:34 pm

The Arab nations look at leaders like Obama with contempt. They know he is a slave to his liberal/progressive base and in the end he cannot effectively “deal” with them. However, he was right not to comment on the mess over there. It may very well be true that the election results were correct. If they were correct and Obama spoke up against the results anyway, what does that make the US look like? I think the Iranians have learned a lot about conducting elections from the US. If you don’t like the results, you get the media behind and you whine very loudly in the streets. Maybe the Iranian students should create themselves an ACORN chapter over there to help tilt things in their direction that way they could totally invalidate any election result in their favor.

@@

June 20th, 2009
4:46 pm

jt, you’re beginning to sound like our old friend, Will Smith or Will Jones — can’t recall which — big into conspiracies though.

It is law now?

I’ve got my driver’s license. They’ll have to follow me home to see my birth certificate. I’ve gotta dog if they try to pull anything funny.

My husband has a gun but I don’t know how to use it. He’s got knives coming out the wahzoo — close to a thousand at last count. Investments in lieu of the market. None of them open with the flip of the wrist though. I read where Obama is either banning or putting restrictions on them kinda knives.

I hope they come to my door for their census taking. I’m think I’m gonna be black. I’m gonna check to make sure they put me down as black, asian, hispanic, pacific islander or other. I wanna be put in a pigeonhole.

Redneck Convert

June 20th, 2009
4:48 pm

Well, I get back from a day down at Countryland Golf Club and turn on Fox News expecting to hear about how 5,000 people were kilt and another 15,000 wounded at this protest rally in Iran. And then I find out there wasn’t even as many people at that rally as at the Teabag protest down at the state capital a few weeks ago. This just sucks and takes all the fun out of the news for today. I don’t want to hear about no tear gassing. I want to hear about blood and gore.

Anyhow, you all can just carry on with your carping at each other. I’m disgusted and out of here. Have a good weekend everybody.

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
4:49 pm

@@

“I hope they come to my door for their census taking. I’m think I’m gonna be black. I’m gonna check to make sure they put me down as black, asian, hispanic, pacific islander or other. I wanna be put in a pigeonhole.”

I want “all the above.”

Frederick Douglass

June 20th, 2009
4:52 pm

Why stick your nose into a situation that’s seemingly going to collapse under its own weight anyway? Why is the right in this country suddenly
showing so much faux concern about a country and a people that they’ve
villified at every step in the past? To answer my own question, it’s
because this is an opportunity to paint Obama as something the preponderous of us know that he’s not. The Iranian people are smelling
the coffee finally, much like many in this country are doing with a
realization that GOP high jinks don’t resonate like they used to. These
people need to feel ownership when they kick the bum clerics, mullahs, and dictators out.

Normal

June 20th, 2009
4:53 pm

JT From your 3:29…My favorite Mark Twain story is “Adams Diary”
I laughed myself swilly…what a great story..

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
4:53 pm

@@ Oh, black is so passe. Show your empathy, be Hispanic :-)

@@

June 20th, 2009
4:54 pm

I’ve never seen an “all the above” josef. Besides, you’re already special.

To be honest, I’ve never understood why the question is relevant to begin with.

HECK! I’m here and you’re queer. (ISH)

Normal

June 20th, 2009
4:56 pm

Does the census have a “Heinz 57″ box?

Normal

June 20th, 2009
4:58 pm

Josef, your 4:23…Have you been Barefootin’?

George American

June 20th, 2009
5:03 pm

Barak Hussane Omarma is no “darn” good and he is stupid and like the others on hear who help me speak for the “right” way he is chicken to the Irans and the Iraqs.

The liberal media won’t tell you this but the real Americans who stand up for what is right will not hesitate to tell.

Ignorant stupid democrates! Obama is there slave and the puppet of the “liberal” controlled media.

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
5:05 pm

@@–You’re back and in the form I love to be twitted by :-)

“HECK! I’m here and you’re queer. (ISH)”

Yeah, we even get to be counted in the sinners’ camp “unmarried, living together!” Gotta keep tabs for the round up, you know!

You’ll appreciate this one given your profession. We got a fed throwback for correction on some required statistics. We hadn’t listed the race of 5 students. Well, neither had their parents, choosing the”optional, not required by law” box. I called the United States Department of Ediucation to explain the dilemma. “We still have to have that information.” “Well, what do want me to do?” And I swear on mah fa-mih-lihs ho-nuh, I was told, “well, what do they look like?”
Said bureaucrat remained unimpressed when I asked for a copy of the Nuremberg Laws an eye-color chart and calipers…

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
5:08 pm

NORMAL–one down, two to go! Had a stressful a,m. doing a translation from an unfamiliar dialect to standard English! :-)
“…Jesus loves me, this I know…”

jt

June 20th, 2009
5:11 pm

@@

It is law now?

I’ve got my driver’s license. They’ll have to follow me home to see my birth certificate. I’ve gotta dog if they try to pull anything funny.

Some MAYOR in Maryland had their dogs killed a few years ago. War on Drugs.
There is nothing conspiricitorial about having to produce your ID to to your local authority now. With no reason. Look it up.

Laugh if you want, our biggest threat to what freedom we have left is right here at home. The rest of the world will fight to resist our “Freedom”. If we don’t lead by example.

Normal

June 20th, 2009
5:16 pm

My stress has all been phyical, but I beat the deck…But now my wife has me cleaning rugs…I swear, she IS trying to kill me. by the way, what dialect…and don’t say Swahilli..or something like that

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
5:17 pm

jt–years ago back in Jackson during the dark days, I was out with some of my friends of color. When the local gendarmarie demanded ID I refused. I wasn’t arrested, but I was taken in for questioning. Seems there was no charge then that they could find and my lilly white butt walked Scot free…my, how the times have changed…now we’ve got a law…progress, ain’t it grand

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
5:19 pm

NORMAL–some Doggone dialect which looked like English but I couldn’t be sure….

But, as Granny Clampit said of Mrs. Drysdale…
“…I gor the joy, joy, joy, down in my heart…” :-)

jt

June 20th, 2009
5:21 pm

Josef and Normal-

Don’t know “Adams Diary”. Will get it.

The book I earlier recommended is “Finn” by Jon Clinch.
Is it sacrelige or do I know.? It was fun to know Huck better.

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
5:25 pm

NORMAL–what you got against Swahili? If Barack ever lets his Kenyan relatives leave the slums and tin roof shanties it may be spoken in the White House since it is the lingua franca of the area his pappy was from. Were his father’s dreams in Swahili? Just askin…

@@

June 20th, 2009
5:26 pm

josef:

Since my school is privately funded and operated, such nonsense is not required. Only requirement is that they be disabled. Believe it or not, we’ve determined, after working with them, that some aren’t disabled enough.

Need to offer them role models (of the typical variety) to emulate. Isolation hasn’t proven to serve all cases well.

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
5:28 pm

Twain’s wife was very pious. She was always trying to get him to quit cussin. So one day she cut loose with a string herself. He told her, “you’ve got the words. You just don’t have the spirit.”

jt

June 20th, 2009
5:28 pm

josef-

The state has conditioned us well.
Elderly citizens, in WHEELCHAIRS, routinely flash their IDS for booze.
Nobody really cares.

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
5:29 pm

@@–that’s a good one!

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
5:33 pm

JT (and Normal) –kid you not, got asked for an ID the other day. Little twit didn’t get it when I asked if my AARP card would suffice. “A driver’s license will do.” Sweet little old blue-haired Buckhead biddy behind me said, “..and you know Georgia will sell you one…”

Normal

June 20th, 2009
5:42 pm

Josef…It’s just that I just knew you spoke Swahilli, too…

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
5:44 pm

NORMAL–don’t speak it, have studied it, though. Part of a course in the development of trade languages…

Normal

June 20th, 2009
5:45 pm

The liquer store I go to in Towne Lake asks everybody for IDs. I told him my gray hair and wrinkles were my ID and he was just going to have to take them…and he did. Stupid rule…Just sayin’

Normal

June 20th, 2009
5:46 pm

gawd, Josef…Iknew it, just knew it! You’re the smartest person I’ve never met…What?

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
5:56 pm

NORMAL–Aw, shucks! How you do talk on. However, flatter will get you everywhere, Doggone it.
Granddaddy said he’d go for smart for me provided it modified a**! :-)

Thanks, but I’m just interested in a lot of different things…thass all…I know lots of people a lot smarter than I am…

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
5:57 pm

NORMAL–above post, you being one of them and I mean that sincerely. I like the way you think and wish I had your secret

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
6:17 pm

gotta run…want to tune in to the tee-vee

josef nix

June 20th, 2009
8:44 pm

NORMAL–been meaning to ask–Paisano or as we fans call it “P*ssonya?” There something to recommend a wine purchased by the gallon!