Happy Father’s Day, everyone!

My own dad, J.J. “Bo” Bookman, long ago retired the title of Best Father Ever on This Planet. But the rest of you are certainly free to propose your own candidates for the title of Second Best.

PLUS:

I’d be remiss if I didn’t suggest you read this, first-hand reporting out of Tehran.

112 comments Add your comment

clyde

June 21st, 2009
6:48 am

For all the fathers that have raised their children,Happy Day.

The Ayatollah has,in one fell swoop,turned Iran into an emirate.The newly elected President has been relegated to the third row.Let’s see if the Ayatollah has overstepped.Those waiting in the wings to benefit from his failure hardly seem to be of any better caliber.

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
7:27 am

JAY–wasn’t it just about a month ago that Roger Cohen was off on his Magic Mullah Mystery Tour telling us how free Iran was and what a near paradise they had achieved and, if you don’t believe it, just ask them? Just askin…

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
7:37 am

He did a good job with you, Jay. We know that much.

The house cooled off one degree last night with the front and back doors open half the night. Stay cool everyone and be thankful you won the human lottery and were born here. Let’s try to set an example the rest of the world CHOOSES to emulate. We’re providing much help to struggling countries with our huge trade deficits that equal about what we should be giving in foreign aid. Let’s emphasize exporting goods and services that enrich the human experience instead of things that undermine it.

T

June 21st, 2009
7:41 am

Well, my own father was M.I.A. and a P.O.S. Yet, I was still blessed to get to share a father, the great B.W. His family took in a lot of of strays. Oh, can’t leave out good ole Uncle Sam, who supports me today. Love every minute I get to put on this sexy freakin uniform.

Happy Fathers day everyone!

I rule Andy

June 21st, 2009
7:49 am

What a weekend! What weather! Yesterday was my birthday, today fathers day, I don’t what I’ll do with the little ones today, I like to call them Anarchy and Chaos, but the lake sounds good, but it gets a bit crowded on weekends so I don’t really like pulling them around on the tube… Ah we’ll see.

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
7:54 am

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
7:27 am

Cohen’s column from June 11th.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/11/opinion/11iht-edcohen.html?ref=opinion

“Why the sudden turbulence? Here we come to the third critical characteristic of this campaign. Radicalism in the Bush White House bred radicalism in Iran, making life easy for Ahmadinejad. President Obama’s outreach, by contrast, has unsettled the regime.”

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
7:56 am

I rule Andy

June 21st, 2009
7:49 am

Enjoy! Better safe than sorry.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 21st, 2009
8:10 am

The Ayatollahs never had an “aura.”

Least not in the sane world, they didn’t.

~~~~~

Belching from the nation’s 170 million cattle, sheep and pigs produces about one-quarter of the methane released in the U.S. each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That makes the hoofed critters the largest source of the heat-trapping gas.

Quick, someone tell the whiny little liberals at the AJC that they belch too.

Subject yourselves to a burp tax, morons?

Get rounded up and placed under a protective cover lest your emissions should escape into the atmosphere and “destroy” the environment?

Hey, what are you doing breathing, pinko!

Stop it!!

Happy Father

June 21st, 2009
8:18 am

Dear whiner’s father,

Hang in there, dude.

Redneck Convert

June 21st, 2009
8:23 am

Well, my boy called me from jail to wish me a Happy Fathers Day. They got him for meth again. Anyhow, there’s about six guys out there that might could wish theirselfs a Happy Fathers Day on account of little Sonny Zell George. My girl don’t know which one.

Anyhow, the missus and me will be going down to Ryans to sellabrate after I get back from the Church of Holiness. Have a good Fathers Day everybody. It’s good to have one day after the other 364 that you spend shelling out cash for bail money and such. I might could be rich right now if I wasn’t a father. Like they say, act in haste, repent at leisure.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 21st, 2009
8:25 am

The libs at the Urinal just happily do the illegal biddings of the democrat party-

Drug companies may narrow Medicare coverage gap WASHINGTON — The pharmaceutical industry would finance improved coverage under the Medicare prescription drug program and help defray the cost of President Barack Obama’s health care legislation under an $80 billion deal with key lawmakers and the White House that officials said Friday night was close to agreement.-Urinal

Yay, we may or may not have some pocket change to throw around.

Buried waaaaayyyyyy down at the bottom of the story where most mouth breathing libs would have passed out by the time they get there-

The industry is under pressure, particularly in the House, where senior Democrats are considering legislation that could cut more deeply than drug companies would accept on their own.

Blackmailing them?

This is the wonderful health care initiative that “everybody” wants but it has to be shoved down their throats, or else?

Yeah, ok

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 21st, 2009
8:34 am

Needless to say, I didn’t start looking for low-cost tests. Instead, I panicked and endured a couple of sleepless nights before I was retested. (All ended well; there were no signs of disease.)

Something tells me that’s the way many women react when confronted with similar news. We don’t pull out the sales circulars and start looking for the best deal. We want an immediate test result from a good radiologist.

They insist that health care costs have soared, in large part, because consumers don’t know what procedures cost. If patients could shop for medical services like they shop for flat-screen TVs, costs would drop, they say.-Queen Pinko, Urinal

Uh huh-

Hello, Doctor Smith’s office, can I help you

Yes, I need a mammogram.

We can help you with that.

Great, how much does it cost and when can you see me?

That’ll be 80 million dollars and it will be next year, if you are lucky, heh, greedy, greedy capitalists we are, eewwww

Click.

Hello, Doctor Jones’ office, can I help you

Duh duuuuhhhhhh

Or, you can collapse into a heap and wait for Super Gov to come make everything better, yay!

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
8:35 am

To the memories of two men who “filled the gap” in my own life, Granddaddy who saw to it that I had an education and a moral compass, and Uncle Ralph who saw to it that I had a love of life and an appreciation of the absurd. To my sons and son-in-law who are doing what men are supposed to do. To all those men out there, biological fathers or not, who are doing the job…HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Normal

June 21st, 2009
8:41 am

Good morning all…Happy Fathers Day!. Haven’t heard from my kids yet, but my cats got me a cool light for my grill…Now I can grill when the lights are out.
—————-
Josef from below, the wife wanted burgers, so the ravioli is tonight.

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
8:42 am

Tn Gelding: I’ve got it. Bush is the antichrist and Obama is the Messiah. I just don’t buy it.

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
8:46 am

NORMAL–you’re cooking on Father’s Day…she’s sending you to the gym? I’m worried about you, man! :-)
“…put down the knitting, the book, and the broom, it’s time for a holiday, so, come to the cabernet, old chum, come to the cabernet…”

Normal

June 21st, 2009
8:50 am

My wife said that since it’s Fathers Day, I get to do what she wants…Just tellin’…

Happy Father

June 21st, 2009
8:51 am

Actually, it was some of the right wing nut preachers that were declaring folks like Kerry to be the evil ones and proclaiming that Bush was the savior. Does anyone have any quotes from preachers declaring Obama to be some sort of Messiah.

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
8:52 am

Message left for wake up from one of mine: “Happy Father’s Day you senile ole bastid!” :-)

Normal

June 21st, 2009
8:55 am

Josef…I expect simular calls…;>)

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
8:59 am

I rule Andy–aw, just chunk ‘em in the water and see if they float! Just remember thoug, Anarchy rules and out of Chaos comes order!

Linville

June 21st, 2009
9:01 am

My Dad died last February. I miss him greatly and always will. Back during the ’70s, when I was in and out of college and on a path to disaster that many never made it through, Dad–a devout Christian–never let my hippy looks and ways keep him from showing unbreakable love. That love eventually led me to a different, and successful, path. I know that I’d never have returned to the real world if not for his willingness to love his son even though he hated the picture. That’s a dad who deserves a medal!

ken

June 21st, 2009
9:02 am

My Father and Gradfather led by example. Big stick. Trust me it works. They were GREAT men. Thanks DAD. Rest in peace.

jt

June 21st, 2009
9:05 am

These fathers haven’t abandoned their children. Most were actively involved, and, following what is usually involuntary divorce, desire more time with them. Yet for the state to collect funding, fathers willing to care for them must be designated as “absent.” Divorce courts are pressured to cut children off from their fathers to conform to the welfare model of “custodial” and “noncustodial.” These perverse incentives further criminalize fathers, by impelling states to make child-support levels as onerous as possible and to squeeze every dollar from every parent available.

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=2184

jt

June 21st, 2009
9:08 am

As noted earlier, noncustodial parents can be arrested for unauthorized contact with their children, but the criminalization of most fathers takes place through the childsupport system. A parent who loses custody must pay child support to the parent who wins custody. This assignment has the tendency to turn children into cash prizes. In fact, it exerts a similar effect on the government, for the money passes through the state treasury, where it is used to earn federally funded bonuses for the state. According to the Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act, if for any reason the parent falls more than $5,000 behind, he becomes a felon. Theoretically, he can become an instant felon as soon as he loses his children. If the ordered payments are high enough and backdated to exceed the $5,000 threshold, he will be subject to immediate arrest, even before he has had an opportunity to pay.

A father charged with “civil contempt” connected with child support may be exempted from due process of law and legally presumed guilty until proven innocent. “The burden of proof may be shifted to the defendant,” according to a legal analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), an organization that encourages aggressive prosecutions. The father can also be charged with criminal contempt, for which in theory he must be duly tried, but in fact sometimes is not. “The lines between civil and criminal contempt are often blurred in failure to pay child support cases,” the NCSL continues. “Not all child support contempt proceedings classified as criminal are entitled to a jury trial.” Further, “even indigent obligors are not necessarily entitled to a lawyer.” Thus, a father who has lost his children through literally no fault of his own can be arrested and required to prove his innocence without a formal charge, without counsel, and without a jury of his peers (Myers n.d.).

http://www.independent.org/publications/tir/article.asp?issueID=13&articleID=35

DB, Gwinnettian

June 21st, 2009
9:21 am

It may be a Hallmark Holiday, but I’ll treasure forever the shirt and framed photo my fair lass bestowed upon me this morning.

Happy Father’s day to all.

Bosch

June 21st, 2009
9:23 am

Uh, Jay, I have to challenge you to that Best Father on Planet statement. Happy Father’s Day all who fit into that category.

DB, Gwinnettian

June 21st, 2009
9:25 am

Oh, and to those trying to prevent single-payer health insurance? Good luck with that shovelling-against-the-tide-with-a-pitchfork-thingie…

the Times/CBS poll found 85 percent of respondents wanted major healthcare reforms and most would be willing to pay higher taxes to ensure everyone had health insurance. An estimated 46 million Americans currently have no coverage.

Seventy-two percent of those questioned said they backed a government-administered insurance plan similar to Medicare for those under 65 that would compete for customers with the private sector. Twenty percent said they were opposed.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 21st, 2009
9:35 am

Almost 39 percent of the uninsured are in five states — Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, all of which are entry points for immigrants. About 21 percent — 9.7 million — of the uninsured are not citizens. Up to 14 million are eligible for existing government programs — Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, veterans’ benefits, etc. — but have not enrolled. And 9.1 million have household incomes of at least $75,000 and could purchase insurance. Those last two cohorts are more than half of the 45.7 million.-George Will

Health care for illegal aliens, aahhh, yes.

I wonder if those are the people Time/ See BS polled?

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.-Pew Research

Remember what happened in 93?

hehehehe

RW-(the original)

June 21st, 2009
9:39 am

I guess it wouldn’t be too hard to dig up DB’s poll data, but one has to expect the questioning was something along the lines of would you be willing to pay twenty dollars more a month in taxes to replace your health care premiums and have all your medical bills paid for?

Just remember what the wise man once said, if you think health care is expensive now just wait until it’s free.

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Happy Father’s Day everyone.

I rule Andy

June 21st, 2009
9:51 am

jt,
I feel your pain, outside Fulton County fathers have no rights whatsoever in the divorce process and custodial issues, except to pay, pay, pay… Even in Fulton county your rights as a father are somewhat limited…

The flip side of that is children are smart, and for the involved, active father the outlook is good. As the children get older they realize what they are missing and that they are simply being used as cannon fodder, and for a handout by the “conservative” courts and spiteful mothers, the incidence of children petitioning the courts for change of custody, at the age they are allowed to have a voice, is very high in situations where the father is active and involved with thier kids.

I know me and mine are counting the days til the age of 11, which is (I think) the age where they are allowed to have a voice, at 14 they are allowed to actually make that choice outright.

Joseph,
They swim like fishes thanks to the Y, my fear is the drunks on the lake since it’s so close to Acworth.

@@

June 21st, 2009
9:54 am

Today I remember fondly, a Dad who called me Sara which is nowhere close to my real name. My father-in-law called me Sadie….again….nowhere close. My husband calls our daughter “Baby Doll” and me Confucious.

Kewl! I’ve graduated to three syllables.

Happy Father’s Day!

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
9:56 am

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
8:42 am

Neither do I.

I'm ruled by Andy

June 21st, 2009
10:04 am

My father used to beat the crap out of me.

He said I was a worthless and mouthy little punk.

Now he doesn’t want me coming around anymore.

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Happy Father

June 21st, 2009
10:07 am

Then again, some folks could do their own studies instead of complaining about what others present.

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
10:08 am

Normal

June 21st, 2009
8:50 am

Sounds like it could be stimulating.

My sympathies to all engaged in child custody battles. Strive to be bigger than yourself, and extend compassion and understanding to your adversasry. In time, you will prevail.

jt

June 21st, 2009
10:29 am

I rule Andy- you commented.

I know me and mine are counting the days til the age of 11, which is (I think) the age where they are allowed to have a voice, at 14 they are allowed to actually make that choice outright.

No child should have to make that choice. Be aware of that impending stress. Just be there.
Good luck.

Wyld Byll Hyltnyr

June 21st, 2009
10:48 am

I nominate President George W. Bush, in addition the being a great father to the twinsw, he is the father of: a vibrant and growing democracy in Iraq, women’s rights and eductation in Iraq, the fight agsinst aids in Africa, and the fight for freedom and liberty accross the globe.

G-d bless President Bush.

Michael H. Smith

June 21st, 2009
10:52 am

Conservative Courts? Oh goodness sakes alive, come Monday the Liberals will probably decry Conservative Judaical Activists are writing laws from the bench.

Guess that will mean judicial equality at last has arrived. :)

I rule Andy

June 21st, 2009
10:56 am

jt,
the choice was made by thier mother in the custody “mediation”, not me, not by the kids. that choice was to not let them have 50% of their lives with thier father, which seems fair since I pay for 65% of thier upkeep… no matter, all decisions have consequence and my children are strong enough to stand up and make thier voices be heard. If I had prevailed in the “mediation” I would have immediately offered week on week off custody, because I truly believe they need to be in thier mother’s life as well, and she in thiers. Too bad the “conservative” courts don’t think a father needs to be involved in thier children’s lives, just to pay for them.

Yet there is a certain “conservative” op-ed columnist here at the “pinko lib rag called the ajc” who is good for about 10-20 columns a year decrying children born out of wedlock, but won’t for a second address no-fault divorce, and the ensuing mess it can leave behind as women race to divorce with nothing more in mind than to get the house and kids and get paid.

The constant “conservative” bleating is, of course about baby daddy (and we know what that means, men of color), but nothing is ever said about the 75% divorce rate amongst those of means (white folk) and what it does to the kids in the northern burbs. I mean we all can’t have our lawyer buddies, who happen to be a judge, expedite our divorce and immediately seal it like Mr. Richardson in Paulding. Some of us have to stand and fight, lest our children end up being one of the statistics in Juvenile detention for lack of a father in thier lives.

Anyway, that’s enough of MY soapbox for today, I fought, and it brought me to the brink of financial ruin, but I did OK, and mine and the kids lives are actually richer now than they ever could have been in the situation we were in before. Now we just need to continue the struggle for some parity.

I rule Andy

June 21st, 2009
10:58 am

I’m ruled by Andy,
That certainly splains a lot…

Happy Fathers day!

@@

June 21st, 2009
11:02 am

Anyway, that’s enough of MY soapbox for today

Thank goodness!

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
11:07 am

I rule Andy–My went to the Y to learn to swim, too. So have theirs…well, I lie here, so have two of them. With the third one, it was just the water safety he needed. Took to it like a dophin the first time his dad took him into the water and can’t keep him out. Folks are always telling his daddy “you ought to…” this, that or the other to groom him for competition. Dad says, “well, if that’s what he wants when he’s big enough to decide…” He’s a good dad.

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
11:19 am

Wyld Byll Hyltnyr @ 10:48

Not a big Bush fan myself, but what he did in the fight against AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa is worthy of respect and honor and something the Bush bashers might want to keep in mind.

Normal

June 21st, 2009
11:26 am

My oldest daughter just called and read me a poem she wrote just for me…it was sweet…the last line was…”and please send money’. Don’t ask…

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
11:35 am

jt, I rule Andy–Today of all days we should be listening to what you are saying. I have had as many “battles” with women and left-liberals over this one as just about any other. The party-liners are deaf as doornails and, if y’all will forgive me for bringing up the sore subject for many here, those who will wax ever-so-eloquent over mine and the Unmentionable’s right to be our children’s “fathers,” will jump on you like the proverbial duck on a junebug the second you bring up the matter of what happens to the child’s biological at the hands of the system they are demanding reform for me.
.

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
11:39 am

NORMAL–”…money, it’s a hit,,,” :-)

I rule Andy

June 21st, 2009
11:49 am

Sorry @@, not as compelling as your Clayton County story yesterday, I know.

Perhaps you should go ask of your neighbors why they weren’t shoulder to shoulder with you yesterday, instead of deploring thier lack of action on a blog none of them will read (since they obviously don’t read)?

Me, I don’t live anywhere near Clayton County, wouldn’t consider living down there if my life depended on it, or else I’d a been out there, since I actually have skin in the game.

That would keep you occupied and off the blog for a while and you wouldn’t be subjected to such atrocities as my rants.

Happy Father’s day to you too!

jt

June 21st, 2009
12:00 pm

I rule Andy- you commented-

Anyway, that’s enough of MY soapbox for today, I fought, and it brought me to the brink of financial ruin, but I did OK, and mine and the kids lives are actually richer now than they ever could have been in the situation we were in before. Now we just need to continue the struggle for some parity.

jt responds- The nightmare for my family is over too.(this is only because I am wealthy). Through my ordeal, I met many dudes that just didn’t have an effing chance. They’re probably still picking trash up. The lesson that we all learned is to not invite the state sponsered “parental-conflict industry” into your homes to begin with.

For the children’s sake, reject an attorney.

jt

June 21st, 2009
12:02 pm

Hey Josef-

Did you do “FINN”. Jon Clinch.

Is it sacrilege
?

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
12:13 pm

jt–not yet. taking your advice. BTW, meant to ask two questions…why the hang up on “Confederacy of Dunces?” And Carson McCullers–”Reflections in a Golden Eye…” A long way from “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” and “Member of the Wedding…” Gabriel…my jury is out…do you read French?

I rule Andy

June 21st, 2009
12:27 pm

Joseph,
Yeah it’s puzzling that conservatives aren’t more on the father’s side, it’s a very liberal notion that children are better off with thier mother regardless of circumstance, and as I was chewed up in the system

I couldn’t get an answer why it is what it is. It’s not codified, “that’s just how it’s always been done” is the best answer any of my lawyers could offer up, and the judges in cobb county will not award anything other that every other weekend and weds night “visits” and one week in the summer, so “you’d better play ball”… In the end I played ball, paid for a whole damn team of ballplayers while I was at it…

Michael H. Smith

June 21st, 2009
12:54 pm

Just throwing something of a curve ball into the rant. A number of years back a neighbor whose bother is a Lawyer told a story of a custody case where the judge explained his giving custody to the mother in this way:

The calf always follows the heifer.

To that the father’s lawyer inquired of the judge:

Does that mean you can slaughter them too?

Normal

June 21st, 2009
1:12 pm

Josef…so you quote Pink Floyd too…I’m sooo jealous;>)

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
1:43 pm

NORMAL–got somebody for you to look up…one of my literary heroes…Julien Green, French writer…but ssh, we can’t let Jay in on this…
“…we don’t need no education, we don’t need no thought control…” :-)

clyde

June 21st, 2009
2:03 pm

Since it’s Father’s Day,I guess Wild Bill deserves a bye on his George Bush political ad for today.

jt

June 21st, 2009
2:09 pm

Josef- concerning “Dunces” . No hang-ups. I guess I’m missing something. I’ll try again. As far as Mccullars, ditto with “lonely hunter”. Didn’t do the “Golden Eye”. I will.

“do you read French”
Rudiment latin. I try.

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
2:50 pm

jt–for the French see my 1:53 to Normal…the reason I say French is that his works are hard to come by in English…his influence on 20th Century French literature are significant…

As you know, I love New Orleans with a passion and “Confederacy” just perfectly captures why…it may just be the locals’ pride!

“Golden Eye” is angst riddled and it may not grab you…

getalife

June 21st, 2009
2:51 pm

“Facebook:

Faranak Zarrinabadi at 6:18pm June 20
Khameneie!You called yourself,the father of all orphans of Iran-Iraq war,but here you made a father witness the martyrdom of his daughter,in minutes,in his arms.You took away a mans,but Iran’s daughter.He didnt believe it at first,saying:Neda,dont be afraid,dont be afraid..then when blood covered her face,he came to and cried:Neda,stay..Neda,stay… Read More!….The doctor who was there was helpless as the shot was in the chest.My dear Neda,you are now loved by all more than ever,my tears are nonstop for you,but you died for Iran to be free and Im proud of you,may you rest in peace in heaven.And you Khameneie,you will certainly pay for this and definitely go to hell!”

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
2:53 pm

getalife–Neda has become the symbol and the rallying cry.

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
3:40 pm

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
2:53 pm

Neda is a corpse. The “revolution” is dead. This was not the time.

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
3:45 pm

Michael H. Smith

June 21st, 2009
12:54 pm

How do we go from making beautiful children with the loves of our lives to nasty divorces and custody hearings in such a short time?

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
3:52 pm

jt

June 21st, 2009
12:00 pm

Good advice. If you can’t work it out amiably between you, attorneys will only make it worse. and leave you heartbroken AND broke.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 21st, 2009
3:52 pm

Neda is the symbol and rallying cry only because the liberals ignored all the other women these scumbag Islamic lunatics buried in the ground up to their waists and stoned to death.

Welcome to the pity party y’all, a little late comin, aren’t you?

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
3:56 pm

Wyld Byll Hyltnyr

June 21st, 2009
10:48 am

Biting my tongue, and tying my hands behind me.

jewcowboy

June 21st, 2009
4:14 pm

josef nix,

Happy Father’s Day. I read this and thought of you;
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/max-mutchnick/where-is-my-martin-luther_b_217426.html

I hope you are having a good day.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 21st, 2009
4:26 pm

Now flash forward ten years later, and we have the Secretary of Defense of the United States making a serious, sober statement about protecting Hawaii from a nuclear attack by a state that has a lower GDP per capita than Zimbabwe. This is deeply damaging to American credibility in the world today.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t Gates and Obozo want to cut the same missile defense programs they scurry around setting up today?

hehehe, what stooges.

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
4:26 pm

Michael H. Smith

June 21st, 2009
4:27 pm

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
3:45 pm

Failed to read the comment in full? It was a response to an ongoing rant – not mine – about nasty divorces, made against the prevailing ill conceived logic that custody is always best awarded to the woman; thereby reducing men, fathers, to the sole role of economic and biological contributors.

Oh yeah and on the other comment – yours – a very premature funeral notice served on the “lipstick revolution” and a very serious miscalculation of the resolve of the Iranian Women.

Michael H. Smith

June 21st, 2009
4:29 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 21st, 2009
4:26 pm

Are you speaking about the one in Alaska?

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 21st, 2009
4:33 pm

Michael- Alaska is not a “program” it is a “deployment.”

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
4:34 pm

Michael H. Smith

June 21st, 2009
4:44 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 21st, 2009
4:33 pm

Not much of “deployment” anymore, thanks to Gates and Osamer.

Do you think the liberals will ever notice Osamer walking in the footsteps of Bush?

I rule Andy

June 21st, 2009
4:54 pm

Michael,
The “impartial” mediator, I had to pay for, broke that one out on me. (the calf…)

I like the retort, wish I had thought of that… hehe

getalife

June 21st, 2009
4:56 pm

The next step in Iran is a nation wide strike.

Look for Hillary to be unleashed and fight for the Iranian women.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 21st, 2009
4:57 pm

Michael- The liberals didn’t notice when Bush was walking in Bush’s footsteps.

They need moonbat cue cards to tell them when to be outraged.

Obozo is in the clear, he could kill puppies and PETA would remark on his “courage.”.

I'm ruled by Andy

June 21st, 2009
5:02 pm

I talked to my mommy a little while ago and she said that my dad was having a great Father’s Day, since I wasn’t any where in the vicinity.

He did say that he still regrets not putting on that condom, and that this is like a day of mourning for him.

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 21st, 2009
5:21 pm

Obama’s own party worried health plan lacks votes.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she wasn’t certain there are enough votes in the president’s own party to support the proposal.

“I think there’s a lot of concern in the Democratic caucus,” she said.

Did Obozo say PayGo or PayBlow?

eewwww

getalife

June 21st, 2009
5:48 pm

They are not worried Andy.

They got their bribe money.

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
5:56 pm

TnGelding

June 21st, 2009
5:58 pm

Timid and wise:

GOP calls Obama timid as he seeks footing on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) – In his first major test of international leadership, President Barack Obama is struggling for the right stance in the face of Iran’s postelection upheaval as political opponents at home accuse him of inaction. Obama’s measured statements so far attempt to speak up for human rights while preserving U.S. options and lessening the chance that he becomes a scapegoat for the cleric-led government, which has blamed the West for starting trouble.

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
6:24 pm

jewcowboy–thanks! That was a good read. ‘Bout sums up the way I feel about it. Having a great day. Heard from the kids. Lots of maudlin sweet thoughts, “I know you didn’t raise us this way, but I just wanted to tell you…” Grandkids with their daddies, on the ‘phone with their mamas and daddies saying “I love you…” Lots of thoughts about those men in my life who taught me in thought, action and deed what it means to be a man and a mensh. Otherwise, the perfect Father’s Day for an old fart who’s done his job…rest!

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
6:35 pm

Michael H. Smith

“Oh yeah and on the other comment – yours – a very premature funeral notice served on the “lipstick revolution” and a very serious miscalculation of the resolve of the Iranian Women.”

Who knows where it will go, but one thing we may be sure of if they succeed, G-d willing, it will be the end of the mullahs. And let us not not forget it was the women who led the march on the Bastille.

josef nix

June 21st, 2009
6:51 pm

To all you fathers out there still in the process of bringing them to responsible adulthood, relish the moments, they will be over soon and all that will be left is the memories and you will be…”free at last, free at last, praise G-d Alm-ghty, free at last!” :-)

I rule Andy

June 21st, 2009
7:11 pm

“Do you think the liberals will ever notice Osamer walking in the footsteps of Bush?”

The more pertinent question is do you think the “conservatives” ever will?

Normal

June 21st, 2009
7:40 pm

Josef…you’re never “Free at last”. They always come back and bring more with them…Just sayin’…Gotta love it!

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 21st, 2009
7:59 pm

“Give people plenty and security, and they will fall into spiritual torpor,” wrote Charles Murray in In Our Hands. “When life becomes an extended picnic, with nothing of importance to do, ideas of greatness become an irritant. Such is the nature of the Europe syndrome.”

getalife

June 21st, 2009
8:17 pm

“It is a regime whose real nature has been unmasked, and it’s been unmasked by incredible acts of courage by Iran’s citizens,” Netanyahu said.

That is a very good response from Israel.

clyde

June 21st, 2009
9:31 pm

A joke going the rounds in Iran explains Ahmadinejad’s middle part.It’s to keep the male and female lice separated.

Michael H. Smith

June 21st, 2009
9:48 pm

I rule Andy

June 21st, 2009
7:11 pm

Probably right, “conservatives” would never connect Osamer’s inability to find the veto pen with that of Bush war spending but leave it to Blolberboyy, who like the major of lefties on the AJC blogs has Bush of the brain.

Blolberboyy Frets Obama ‘Acting Disturbingly Like Bush’

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2009/02/24/olbermann-frets-obama-acting-disturbingly-bush

RW-(the original)

June 21st, 2009
10:28 pm

Remember early this morning when DB Propagandist was touting the latest SeeBS poll?

Somebody decided to spend some time dissecting it.

The only question that remains now is whether people touting this poll are actually dumb enough to believe it.

Michael H. Smith

June 21st, 2009
10:54 pm

RW-(the original)

June 21st, 2009
10:28 pm

Never bought that poll anyway but just so happens Sen. Bacus asked Sen. Conrad to come up with an alternative healthcare option that would resonate with Republicans and conservatives. (Sen. Bacus had doubts the Public Option could get bi-partisan support and he’s right)

However, Sen. Conrad actually has an alternative Co-Op option or Private Public Option that is worth pursuing. His Senate Website gives a brief overview and one example of a healthcare Co-Op he uses is based in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1947, Group Health Cooperative is a consumer-governed, nonprofit health care system that coordinates care and coverage.

http://www.ghc.org/index.jhtml

Obumer will have a very hard time selling his government ran socialist :twisted: Public Healthcare plan.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 22nd, 2009
6:48 am

Almost 6 months later, and STILL no Fairness Doctrine?

June 18th, 2009 by Jay

Uh huh-

The Fairness Doctrine may be dead, but media content regulation is another story. Just as the Obama administration has appointed White House policy czars to skirt the constitutionally required “advise and consent” of Senate approval, the FCC has been discussing activist media regulatory initiatives without subjecting the policies to a public debate in Congress.

So we were right, as usual.

TnGelding

June 22nd, 2009
6:50 am

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 22nd, 2009
7:01 am

Back in the days when the United States was a strong country with a vibrant economy, some moron liberals had this thought-

In the absence of any evidence for boosting CRA enforcement efforts, the paper argues, “The appropriate response to the crisis is not to weaken the CRA; it is rather to promote robust application of the CRA so that low-income households and communities have access to responsible financial services that truly meet their needs.”-AmSpec

And then, amazingly, after these low incomers couldn’t pay their mortgages, the whole US financial system collapsed.

So isn’t it comforting to know that the thought posted above is from some moron liberal last week?

They want to take the whole thing down.

TnGelding

June 22nd, 2009
7:01 am

TnGelding

June 22nd, 2009
7:11 am

PART 345—COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT

(b) Purposes. In enacting the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the Congress required each appropriate federal financial supervisory agency to assess an institution’s record of helping to meet the credit needs of the local communities in which the institution is chartered, consistent with the safe and sound operation of the institution, and to take this record into account in the agency’s evaluation of an application for a deposit facility by the institution. This part is intended to carry out the purposes of the CRA:

Repeat, “consistent with the safe and sound operation of the institution”

It’s ludicrous to think the poor folks caused the economic crisis of 2007-2009.

http://www.wrightrealtors.com/home/financial_crisis.htm

DB, Gwinnettian

June 22nd, 2009
7:22 am

Actually, RW, the modest potential issues with the polling samples were already handled by grown-ups here.

Of course, there are a bunch of other polls giving similar results, dissected here. Not surprisingly, former Bush consultant Rassmussen’s poll gives you the numbers you’re going to like, but even then it’s still split 41/41.

I rule Andy

June 22nd, 2009
7:26 am

Jay,
Andy is harmless in blog form.

By all means please leave his posts up, lest he feel like he’s being picked on or singled out. Besides, everytime he posts something like he has over the last two days, it makes his “normal” posts that much more irrelevant. That’s how the “conservatives” roll, and that’s why they are irrelevant as a party now.

On the up side Meghan McCain was on Maher this week. Brave girl. Not only was she brave but she was articulate and refreshing. If the “conservatives” can get rid of all thier Andys and and replace them with true conservatives of Meghan McCain’s ilk, the party may have a future.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 22nd, 2009
7:26 am

University of Texas economist Stanley Liebowitz wrote that the current mortgage market debacle is “a direct result of an intentional loosening of underwriting standards – done in the name of ending discrimination, despite warnings that it could lead to wide-scale defaults.” Economist Thomas Sowell just wrote an entire book, The Housing Boom and Bust, on the destructive effects of government policies, including the affordable housing “crusade” and the CRA, on housing markets.

TN- A mind is a terrible thing to waste.