Let’s do the time warp again!

Walter Cronkite is all over my TV set. The Watergate Hotel is back in the news. Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the walk on the moon. And Tom Watson is leading the British Open. Are we back in the ’70s?

I just hope this doesn’t mean they’re bringing disco back.

141 comments Add your comment

Joel Edge

July 19th, 2009
6:31 am

Well, the moon landing was in 69. But you’re right, it does feel like the Carter years again. No jobs, no money, no hope. We need another Reagan.

I Report (-: You Whine )-:

July 19th, 2009
6:38 am

Looks like we are back in the Little Ice Age too.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

RW-(the original)

July 19th, 2009
6:40 am

Maybe back when Mom jeans were in style the Pale Hose really did play in Communski Field.

Back to the future!

Joey

July 19th, 2009
7:10 am

We are experiencing another type of warp. Spending and increasing debt at warp speed.

I Report (-: You Whine )-:

July 19th, 2009
7:26 am

Talks on Honduras crisis appear to founder-Urinal

Say what?

Nice job of spell checking there, AJC, although you did get the socialist edit job down pat.

I Report (-: You Whine )-:

July 19th, 2009
7:29 am

Does this not explain it all?-

We trusted “Uncle Walter”- Urinal

What’s this ‘we’ s*&^?

You got a mouse in your pocket?

I Report (-: You Whine )-:

July 19th, 2009
7:37 am

My goodness, if you can’t find any thing good to race bait with, then make something up out of whole clothe-

There are still some conservatives who deeply resent the social and demographic changes that have swept the country during the past four decades, leading to the election of the nation’s first black president.

That faction sees the rise of a “wise Latina” as one more indication that the country no longer belongs solely to them.-Queen Pinko, Urinal

Man, all of the stereotypes that are now game, I could go on for days.

But I won’t, because I am not despicable like Cynthia Tucker is.

Joey

July 19th, 2009
7:44 am

Walter Cronkite:
Yes he was a trusted news anchor for years. Reporting the news with no bias, for years.

But in my view he is the once trusted news anchor who demonstrated to all news anchors that it is fine, just fine, to bring your personal opinon and politics into a news broadcast.

That was not a good thing. Also not good, he never showed regret for fathering the ruin of TV News.

@@

July 19th, 2009
7:54 am

Horror of horrors….was that Susan Sarandon I saw?

jconservative

July 19th, 2009
7:54 am

Sotomayor will make the sixth justice now sitting on the court. Is six catholics sitting at the same time to many?

TnGelding

July 19th, 2009
7:57 am

Joel Edge

July 19th, 2009
6:31 am

Joey

July 19th, 2009
7:10 am

How did we get here?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=ES&hl=es&v=wXhND01U734&feature=related

Redneck Convert

July 19th, 2009
8:07 am

Well, it’s a time warp alright, no doubt about that. The Braves are back to being losers, like they were all those years before the 90s. We’re back to the 70s when the libruls put Those People and other bums on guvmint welfare and spent us into a hole. And now you can’t find no straight news unless you turn to Fox News. I halfway expect to wake up one day and find out I’m back in school for my senior year, the 5th grade. And this Tom Watson is the same age as Sister Dusty but acting like some kid again. People his age ought to have the decency to set down and gripe about the libruls instead of hitting the ball further than anyone else and sinking 50-foot putts.

I see it’s 63 this a.m. Good thing we have Global Warming, else it would be down in the 40s.

Well, I’m going to watch a little English golf on TV before I head down to the Church of Holiness. I wish the people over there would keep decent time. Golf that’s on TV ought to be played in the p.m., not the early morning. No wonder the people in Europe are so screwed up. They can’t even get their clocks set right.

Have a good Sabbath everybody.

TnGelding

July 19th, 2009
8:10 am

States will have say in health care reform?

“Human rights met states rights. Bipartisan effort fought for and against, and in the final recorded vote, an amendment offered in the United States House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee by Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio won handily. The issue? Should states be granted federal program waivers if they choose to pass and implement single payer, publicly funded, privately delivered healthcare systems for their residents?”

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/07/17-12

Cherokee

July 19th, 2009
8:11 am

“Spending and increasing debt at warp speed.”

yeah, just like your hero Reagan, huh…

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
8:33 am

Aw-right, Jay, whatcha got against disco? The only thing kept us awake during the Great Yawn!

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
8:36 am

jconservative

“Sotomayor will make the sixth justice now sitting on the court. Is six catholics sitting at the same time to many?”

We do not have a religious test in this country for holding public office.

DB, Gwinnettian

July 19th, 2009
8:37 am

TnG, while I have little hope that the amendment discussed in your link @ 8.10 will survive conference committee shenanigans, thanks for bringing this bit of underreported news to my attention, and kudos to Dennis for waging this battle on our behalf.

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
8:38 am

Tn Gelding–got your late night from below…I agree on China and Russia, but I think they’d rather let the bad a** little guy do it, too.

DB, Gwinnettian

July 19th, 2009
8:45 am

So did anyone compile just how much time Republican Senators spent crying in public, on our dime, over the Most Upsetting Speech by an Uppity Latina Woman Evah?

DB, Gwinnettian

July 19th, 2009
8:47 am

From the Dept. of Not-that-anyone-cares: While I always found something admirable in the ragtaggy cult of followers attracted to Rocky Horror’s midnight showings, I always found the actual tune “Time Warp” to be a headache-inducing irritation.

Trust me

July 19th, 2009
9:09 am

For all of you global backyard cooling fanatics, here is someone willing to take you up on the silliness that you have managed to Drudge up. Of course, he has not had any one brave enough to take him up on his offer yet and I don’t really think that he expects to get any takers. How about it, IR/YW. Here’s your chance to show us that you rule.

ByteMe

July 19th, 2009
9:09 am

It’s just a JUMP… to the left.

mm

July 19th, 2009
9:29 am

But it’s ok for Republicans to spend a couple of trillion dollars on another country. Be gone, losers.

Trust me

July 19th, 2009
9:35 am

@@

July 19th, 2009
9:40 am

Listening to Bloomberg, when it’s traced back to its origins, government interference in lending was at the root of our problem. There’s no other way to see it, in my opinion. Opportunists meet opportunity.

Too much layering. It’s what’s going on right now with the solutions.

Repeat?

Trust me

July 19th, 2009
9:52 am

That’s correct, @@. When you trace the evils of capitalism back to its roots, low and behold, the root of all its evil is money. Write your Congressman and tell him/her to support a Farenheit 451 bill for money. We must purge our society of the evil stuff. And, we’ll get a twofer effect from the bonfires — a localized offset for this horrendous global backyard cooling.

I Report (-: You Whine )-:

July 19th, 2009
9:57 am

Trust me

July 19th, 2009
9:09 am

For all of you global backyard cooling fanatics, here is someone willing to take you up on the silliness that you have managed to Drudge up. Of course, he has not had any one brave enough to take him up on his offer yet and I don’t really think that he expects to get any takers. How about it, IR/YW. Here’s your chance to show us that you rule.

Yawn-

It’s the second consecutive day of record-low temperatures in International Falls; the morning low on Sunday also was 35 degrees. Monday’s low was the eighth record daily low temperature recorded in the city this year.

Record Cold High Temperature at St. Cloud, MN – THE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 66 DEGREES … THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDED AT ST CLOUD ON JULY 16TH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1894.

HERE ARE THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES RECORDED AT
ST CLOUD…THE TWIN CITIES…AND EAU CLAIRE ON JULY 17TH:

ST CLOUD 66 DEGREES IN 1927

TWIN CITIES 66 DEGREES IN 1939

EAU CLAIRE 68 DEGREES IN 1939

Jul 14 Low temperature record shattered in Northern Michigan – Joe Charlevoix, Channel 29/8, Traverse City, just reported that the record low of 39F last night in Cadillac and Houghton Lake, MI “shattered” the old record for this date.

I thought it was getting warmer?

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Minneapolis&state=MN&site=MPX&textField1=44.9618&textField2=-93.2668&e=0

Uh, you owe me $75.

Pay up, stooge.

Wyld Byll Hyltnyr

July 19th, 2009
10:01 am

Don’t forget, Obumbler is doing his best to bring back stagflation.

I Report (-: You Whine )-:

July 19th, 2009
10:03 am

Remember all of the retired generals the libs paraded around to harangue Bushie with?-

Retired general, lieutenant colonel join reservist’s lawsuit over Obama’s birth status- Ledger-Enquirer

Hahahahahaha, let the politics of personal destruction commence.

Uh, where’s dat “birth certificate” at?

Trust me

July 19th, 2009
10:05 am

Quit yawning and get help for that oxygen deprivation problem, IR/YW. And, like he said, take him up on his offer.

Of course, if you are ready for a real discussion, here is a good starting point.

Michael H. Smith

July 19th, 2009
10:08 am

Are we back in the ’70s?

I just hope this doesn’t mean they’re bringing disco back.

Ah the thought of missing Jay wearing a leisure suit. :’(

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
10:12 am

Trust Me @ 9:52–it is not money that’s the root of all evil, it’s “the LOVE of money…”

I Report (-: You Whine )-:

July 19th, 2009
10:13 am

And, like he said, take him up on his offer.

Have you even looked at his offer, stooge?

1. For each day that the high temperature in your hometown is at least 1 degree Fahrenheit above average, as listed by Weather Underground, you owe me $25. For each day that it is at least 1 degree Fahrenheit below average, I owe you $25.

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=Minneapolis%20MN%20&wuSelect=WEATHER

Right off the bat, even while you goofballs run your mouths, you are $75 in the hole.

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
10:14 am

Michael H.Smith–Jay in a leisure suit? Now that’s worth a trip back in time to see..but could he dance? And did he go home alone?

Mike

July 19th, 2009
10:16 am

Wow, liberals on this blog can’t seem to get their facts straight.
(1) The high out-of-control spending and unemplyment and recession of the 70’s was under a Democratic Congress, with a Democratic president. Reagan always sent budget prosposals to that Democratic Congress that were much more balanced, but since they involved cuts in vote-buying programs for the Dems (aka Entitlement Programs, yuck, what a word!), the Dems always killed them immediately.
(2) The spending THIS YEAR has FAR, FAR exceeded anything that the Bush group did in Iraq. By trillions. Just look at ANY chart of deficit spending, and you will see the truth.

But, I forget. The truth is what you make up in the liberal media and the “progressive” movement. By the way, will someone explain what is so “progressive” about the progressive movement? All I see are haters who want to take everything under the guns of government control and eliminate personal liberties. And free speech? Forget that, ever try to go onto Daily Kos and disagree with their thinking? It is frightening the invective that is hurled at you if you are not ‘party-line’!

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
10:26 am

Mike @ 10:16

“When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean–neither more nor less,”
–Humpty Dumpty

AmVet

July 19th, 2009
10:31 am

Can you feel that lusting and dancing devil in ya? Can ya??

JB, I am impressed! But our decidedly quasi-prurient puritans (who are apparently NOT in church!) must be secretly having a hissy fit (or are delighted by the titillation!) over cross-dressing rock & roll on a Sunday morning! Hallelujah brothers and sisters!!

One of the great movies of its era. Killer sound track and as an added bonus a very hot young Ms. Sarandon in bra and panties.

Speaking of eras; two REALLY, REALLY bad ones – disco and Reagan. Both were abominations unto the Lord! Disco was the pre-cursor and genesis for the pitiful state that modern black (c)rap? urban? music fell into. And Ronnie? Well we all know what that actor wrought for the GOP. (Thank gawd Rocky Horror came out in ‘75 before Eddie and Ronnie could ban it!) Their ongoing death spiral!

And one more constant over the past four, make it ten decades – Chicago baseball is a flat-out joke. And now they have the Obama curse to deal with!

Trust me, that is a funny link! And I see that the flat-earth welcher is already blathering about being owed money. Priceless…

And reminiscent of 1969, at least the Uppity Muslim, ala LBJ, has us getting bogged down in Quagmire Part Deux. That should make the neo-conned and chickenhawks happy!

Carry on…

booger

July 19th, 2009
10:35 am

Trust me,

I do not want to bet on the global warming issue. I don’t want my government betting hundreds of billion dollars of taxpayer money on it either.

booger

July 19th, 2009
10:36 am

mm,

No one has spent a couple of trillion dollars on another country! Check your numbers.

FinnMcCool

July 19th, 2009
10:38 am

Nice link, Trust Me, thanks!

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
10:40 am

Am Vet–disco was fun, that’s f-u-n, you know, that thing we didn’t have a lot of in the early 1970S and don’t seem to be having much of now…

booger

July 19th, 2009
10:42 am

Mike,

What liberals call the progressive movement is actually straight out of the Europeon 1950s and 1960s playbook.

They are trying desperately now to back out of the mess they made while we follow the Pied Piper blindly over the cliff.

Kamchak

July 19th, 2009
10:47 am

Mike

How many of those in congress in the 70’s were Dixiecrats? Just askin’

TnGelding

July 19th, 2009
10:52 am

Trust me

July 19th, 2009
9:35 am

Fire up the grill!

And how will we ever get out of the recession?

http://www.ajc.com/business/minimum-wage-is-going-94866.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab&imw=Y

Trust me

July 19th, 2009
10:56 am

IR/YW at 10:13,

Still here. I thought you claimed to “rule”. Take him up on his offer. He’s waiting but not for long. Just think of all the easy money you could make off him. Go for it. You do have what it takes to back up your Drudged up claims, don’t you. I mean, you do rule, right.

Cool Reply

July 19th, 2009
10:59 am

Booger: Nothing the “liberals” have done or could do compares to the horrors of the bush administration. Bush, Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld and supporters should be made to pay with money and prison time.

GOP=HYPOCRISY

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
10:59 am

Kamchak–you mean like Robet Byrd? :-)

Trust me

July 19th, 2009
11:01 am

TnGelding
July 19th, 2009
10:52 am
Fire up the grill!
And how will we ever get out of the recession?

Hey, if cheap prime cuts only come our way during a recession, I vote for an extended stay.

TnGelding

July 19th, 2009
11:04 am

I Report (-: You Whine )-:

July 19th, 2009
10:03 am

If Mom were alive she’d say behind the at.

Moon landing?

Russia still blue over moon landing 40 years later

MOSCOW (AP) – When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon, it was a first for the Soviet Union – the first time the U.S. had beaten the U.S.S.R in the space race. Forty years later, the memory of that loss of primacy still seems to sting the Russian soul. When state TV channel Rossiya reported last week on the restoration of video footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the account gave a lot of attention to dubious conspiracy theories that the landing was faked. “In the United States, more than anywhere else, they are sure of the believability of the steps on the moon,” the report said, adding that Armstrong keeps a very low profile. “This also seems strange to many people.”

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_MOON_LANDING?SITE=GACAT&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2009-07-19-10-45-43

AmVet

July 19th, 2009
11:09 am

josef, to your point, I won’t speak for anyone else, but this kid was having a helluva time in the early, middle AND late 70s. And this old kid is still having a blast. (I love my life.)

As for disco, maybe for you! For me it was a sonic nightmare. And musically I have a very open mind! A fad that was to be thankfully VERY short-lived. But sadly for me it heralded the end of GREAT black music, which like it’s white counter-part has never recovered.

The only silver lining to the state of “modern” music then was that I became so disillusioned by the droves of no-talent assclowns that were coming to the fore, that I got into classical music, Celtic, bluegrass, etc in a big way. Listened to and bought little else for a half dozen years…

Of course by the time the Bedtime for Bozo bozo showed up, the really good times were getting ready to come to an unofficial end. But more significantly that sick, un-Christianlike hypocrisy and cancer of faux-righteousness was to ultimately become their undoing.

Look around. Unable to evolve, they are going the way of the political dodo and still fighting battles they lost forty years ago.

Party on Wayne…

booger

July 19th, 2009
11:10 am

Cool reply,

I’m not familiar with the “horrors” you mention. Must have been on a day when I was busy.

getalife

July 19th, 2009
11:10 am

Yeah, climate change is feeling good today and no hurricanes so far.

Hillary Clinton apologizes for global warming: ‘We have contributed most significantly to climate change’…

Then she gets India to support Pakistan to fight terrorists.

Sidebar

July 19th, 2009
11:15 am

Off topic, but regarding Cynthia Tucker’s column today “Judge’s skeptics are wrong”. Her hold onto race-baiting/race card and Obama (and his lovely family) can do no wrong is the time warp we should be concerned about….

Trust me

July 19th, 2009
11:15 am

booger
July 19th, 2009
10:35 am
I do not want to bet on the global warming issue. I don’t want my government betting hundreds of billion dollars of taxpayer money on it either.

I don’t either. Then again, who said we were.

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
11:19 am

Am Vet–as we say down home, “a chaqu’un a son gout.” Musically speaking, it probably wasn’t the greatest, no social message, no pretense at being art, just fun…

But, “…jive talkin’, you wear a disguise…” :-)

FinnMcCool

July 19th, 2009
11:19 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/opinion/19rich.html

Frank Rich drags out the Republicans by their ears! Good stuff!

That’s the crux of the ’94 spirit, even more than its constant, whiny refrain of white victimization: Hold others to a standard that you would not think of enforcing on yourself or your peers. Self-reflection may be mandatory for Sotomayor, but it certainly isn’t for Graham.

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
11:20 am

Sidebar–where would Sister Cynthia be without race-baiting. It’s her stock in trade.

booger

July 19th, 2009
11:22 am

AmVet,

It’s ironic that you say conservatives want to turn the clock back 40 years, while your president is hell bent on taking the country back to 40 year old Europeon Socialist programs and policies. Even stranger is your characterizing this as “progressive”.

I Report (-: You Whine )-:

July 19th, 2009
11:22 am

Does anyone else’s mild retardation prevent them from understanding that, even tough Nate Silver has his pie hole agape and there are definitely gaseous emissions frothing forth from within, BY HIS OWN CRITERIA, he has ALREADY lost 4 of the next five days and he won the only day by a gnat’s as-s, like Trust Me does?

Just sayin…..

And for those of you who aren’t psychotic little croaking toadies, this helps to understand why I got tagged with the “welcher” label.

The libs don’t even know what welcher means, hahahahaha, bozos.

I Report (-: You Whine )-:

July 19th, 2009
11:23 am

Oh yeah, I rule.

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
11:27 am

Oh, yeah…the disco era, black folks, white folks, gay folks, straight folks, all on the same floor dancing the night away…that was something novel for a fractured America…

getalife

July 19th, 2009
11:28 am

“America is bracing itself for a series of investigations that could see top officials from the administration of President George W Bush hauled in front of Congress, grilled by a special prosecutor and possibly facing criminal charges.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/19/george-bush-dick-cheney-torture

Bring it on.

AmVet

July 19th, 2009
11:30 am

josef, I won’t lie. That Saturday Night Fever soundtrack did have some really good stuff on it. But those guys were clearly very talented way before the fad.

I remember having just got out of the service and was living in NY. I used to LMAO at all of the Italian stallions prancing and preening to that drivel. But hey. They we’re getting a bunch of the beauties too, so it was all good.

As you said in French, different strokes for different folks.

Those were CRAZY times! And the world seemed to change by the moment, right before our eyes.

For all the good we did, the TV blows, the music sucks and Joe McCarthy still lives. It makes ya wonder…

Trust me

July 19th, 2009
11:36 am

IR/YW,

The bet was extended, by the fella over at 538dotcom, to anyone willing to take him up on his offer. Show us that you rule. You da man, aren’t you. A small fortune is sittin’ over there in his pocket just waitin’ for you to take it from him. Still waitin’. And, given your insistence on trying to re-phrase the issue, I suspect he’ll be waitin’ a long time.

ByteMe

July 19th, 2009
11:37 am

Whiner: and yet you haven’t placed your bet, have you? Afraid you might lose? If you’re so right, put your bet down!

Or… is it possible you are concerned you might be wrong?

I’ll be back later to hear all about how much money you really won instead of the hypotheticals you’re spouting now.

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
11:40 am

Am Vet–”…what a time, a time it was…”

Yeah, and when the party was over and we all had to go back to our hum-drum lives…

Of course the Bee Gees were in a class all their own!

Of course my “anthem” is still Gloria Gaynor’s “now I hold my head up high, and you see me, somebody new, I’m not that chained up little person…” It actually did have a message to young gay folks…

I Report (-: You Whine )-:

July 19th, 2009
11:42 am

Come on, stunted ones, read your own freaking blog, why me Lord?

2. You are a regular (at least once weekly) contributor to a political, economics or science blog with an Alexa traffic global ranking of 50,000 or lower.

Run along.

Trust me

July 19th, 2009
11:42 am

Not all disco was bad. I hear this one was a real favorite amongst the end timer crowd.

Carter is a Fool

July 19th, 2009
11:43 am

No, the Bee Gees had three pitches, High, Higher and Irritating. Yes, they sang on the Irritating pitch most of the time. I hope it is not the 70’s back to No jobs, no money, no hope. We need another Reagan.

Seems lack Barrack Carter is following his mentor except he is much more capable of executing his agenda and not cowering in the White House with his sweater on and held captive by the Thugs now running Iran. His Malaise Speech was really telling the American People what they knew that they had lost confidence in the Peanut Farmer except he did not understand that he was talking about himself.

I still pray that Obama is successful in turning around the economy. However, I do not like that none of the elected fools read anything they vote on. It would like having an attorney who had not read the brief representing you or a teacher who just marks papers without correcting them.

Fire All of Them. It is not a Republican or Democrat thing. There is very little difference. Fire all of them and setup term limits.

AmVet

July 19th, 2009
11:45 am

“It’s ironic that you say conservatives want to turn the clock back 40 years,…”

booger, you misinterpret.

The Republiconned reactionaries and misnamed conservatives want to turn the clock back SIXTY years. Back to when Those People knew their place, women had no illusions about being equal, Father Knows Best and the Christian church could control millions of Americans with intimidation and fear.

Thanks, I’ll pass…

ByteMe

July 19th, 2009
11:46 am

So, Whiner, you saying you couldn’t start a political blog that would be popular or that you are looking for a technicality to get out of putting your money where your mouth is?

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
11:50 am

Trust me–your post @ 11:42–okay, Am Vet, I see your point!

Mike "Hussein" Smith

July 19th, 2009
11:51 am

To Mike at 10:16 — First of all, Reagan was not president in the 1970s. But REpublicans did hold the White House for 8 oif 10 years during that decade, so obviously there were tools of the massive spending you claim went on. But there was very little massive spending. When Mondale suggested in 1980 that the U.S. could stand a yearly deficit of $50 billion, Reagan raised the roof, but three years later, the budget was awash in deficit spending into the hundreds of billions. Secondly, the current budget is the final budget of the Bush White House. The billions included for a bank bailout were a remedy put forth by the Bush Treasury Department. In short, you’ve just inserted foot in mouth for all to see.

Trust me

July 19th, 2009
11:51 am

As though a requirement that one must be a regular contributor to a blog would pose a problem for you, IR/YW. You do rule, don’t you. He’s still waitin’.

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
11:55 am

Off topic for real, but I had tree-ripened peaches off my own tree with my g-wdawful oatmeal this a.m. The Messikins putting the new roof on the neighbor’s house have a cool day to do their job that we Anglos (black and white alike) are too good to do. A trip down memory lane courtesy Jay, Leftover Jalisco’s for lunch, most of my work out of the way, Mustafa the al Qaaida Terrorist Cat curled up in my lap, fresh cuppa…life is good.

AmVet

July 19th, 2009
12:02 pm

ByteMe, remember Vezzini’s line from the Princess Bride – “The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha…”

It’s corollary: Never bet against the Welcher when money is on the line Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha..!

Sick of conservatives

July 19th, 2009
12:05 pm

Ronald Reagan was one of the WORST Presidents this country has ever had, unless you were “rich”. It’s amazing how no one remembers what happened during his administration – the crack epidemic, AIDS, Iran-Contra, etc. And the economy wasn’t that good either. The most overrated President in U.S. history. Makes me sick to my stomach when I hear his “kool aid drinkers” talk about how great Reagan was. Bull**#$it.

getalife

July 19th, 2009
12:05 pm

Trust me,

I made a bet with the one you are talking to and he welched.

Just sayin.

booger

July 19th, 2009
12:08 pm

AmVet,

My mistake. At 11.09 you said forty years. I should have known you meant 60 years.

One thing I didn’t misinterpret Is the sham of the Progressive Movement. Pursuing forty and fifty year old failed Europeon Programs is not progress.

It’s also fun to watch you try to define who I am simply because I do not embrace Obama’s economic policies. Conservatives come in all different sizes and shapes. They have a wide variety of values and interests. As for me I do not go to church except for a wedding or funeral. I don’t have an opinion on abortion because as a male, I don’t think its any of my business. I do not care if you have sex with your own sex, or species as far as thats concerned.

I do care about a few things. I lived and worked in three different Europeon Countries in the 90s.
I hate the fact that we are bankrupting our country trying to copy their failed policies and programs. Since the mid 1990s, at great political risk, most Europeon leaders have been trying desperately to undo the harm they have done to their economies.

Thats pretty much my beef. If it makes you feel smart or witty to call me one of your bag full of names or tell me what I believe in, have a ball.

Kamchak

July 19th, 2009
12:12 pm

josef

When did W. Va. cross the Mason-Dixon line? :wink: Yeah, Byrd could technically be a Dixiecrat, but I was thinking about those that changed party affiliation. Strom Thurmond immediately leaps to mind in that category. This biggest point Mike misses is that pre-1980, the power struggle was between the executive branch and the legislative branch. RRR’s rise to power was mainly through the evangelical(the flat earthers, not the progressives)movement and it’s wedge issues that united the GOP to the point voters expected the GOP to speak in one voice. At that point, the politically correct move for the Dixiecrats was to change parties.

jconservative

July 19th, 2009
12:14 pm

“Sotomayor will make the sixth justice now sitting on the court. Is six catholics sitting at the same time to many?”

josef nix
We do not have a religious test in this country for holding public office

Correct.
And the only qualifications for Federal judges is being nominated by the President with the advice & consent of the Senate.

DoggoneGA

July 19th, 2009
12:16 pm

“My mistake. At 11.09 you said forty years. I should have known you meant 60 years”

I knew what he was talking about…how come you didn’t?

AmVet

July 19th, 2009
12:23 pm

“My mistake. At 11.09 you said forty years. I should have known you meant 60 years.”

Try and keep up man!

“Look around. Unable to evolve, they are going the way of the political dodo and still fighting battles they lost forty years ago.”

It took Americans twenty years or more before reasoned and reasonable people threw off the conned’s yoke of bassackwards thinking.

“It’s also fun to watch you try to define who I am simply because I do not embrace Obama’s economic policies.”

???????????????

Sheez, boog, a tad thin-skinned this morning?

Where EXACTLY have I tried to define YOU? (This should be good.) I have read your posts before, but have not even bothered to assess your views. Nor do I recall ever initiating ANY attempts to engage you on ANY topic. It’s not that important to me.

But by all means, feel victimized (by me or anybody else) if it makes you happy!

Apologies and donations can be sent to:

The AmVet Relief Fund
c/o The AmVet Church
PO Box 123
WTF, Ga. 30099

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
12:38 pm

Well, Kamchak, tried to answer you, but the Great Moderator held it (12:35) Do you see a pattern emerging here? Hmmm…Jay’ll probably not release this one either until too late,,,for now, though, West Virginia has been below the Mason-Dixon ever since it was drawn! :-)

And, Jay, really now,,,

Skip

July 19th, 2009
12:40 pm

If we were back in the 70’s, Atlanta would be a safe, white city. Pretty funny how once it became a black city, everything went downhill. Shocker.

Steve

July 19th, 2009
12:44 pm

70s? Nope. We had no cell phones (yeah) and people could communicate without incessant ring tones going off. Mini skirts and hip juggers were worn without the globs of fat showing. Women that were 30 and older did not try to dress or act like teenagers (which is prevalent now). There were no dating sites to find your true love (yeah like those really work). No computers, no 57 channels and nothing on, parents did not think their kids were perfect, little league baseball was about competing and not about ripping parents off, sports was about sportsmanship and teamwork (yep – this one does not fit in today’s society), you could walk th streets without the fear of getting mugged, and we had great songs like disco duck. You sould watch TV without the quality commercials of today (money piles with litle pervert eyes, little green animals selling insurance, improving your stamina and making your &*(^ bigger and girl’s putting condoms on bananas). Then we had the 80s and what a joke that was. Ahhh, now the 60s. That was a great time. You could ………….

RealityKing

July 19th, 2009
12:47 pm

A revival of honest journalism is clearly what America needs the most.

booger

July 19th, 2009
12:47 pm

AmVet,

Where EXACTLY have you tried to DEFINE me?

……..Misnamed conservatives want to turn the clock back 60 years. Back to when those people knew their places, women had no illusion about being equal, Father knows best, and the Christian Church could control millions of Americans through intimidation and fear.

Since I am a conservative, misnamed or not, then you just tried to define me by assigning to me what you think are my values. Sorry, but I do not fit your simplistic world view. Neither do my conservative friends.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 19th, 2009
12:50 pm

The Mason-Dixon Line is the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania. Most all of West Virginia is south of that.

Fact that few people know: The word “rapture” appears nowhere in the King James Bible. Don’t think it appears in the other versions either.

DoggoneGA

July 19th, 2009
12:50 pm

“Since I am a conservative, misnamed or not, then you just tried to define me by assigning to me what you think are my values. Sorry, but I do not fit your simplistic world view. Neither do my conservative friends”

If the shoe fits, wear it. If it doesn’t fit he wasn’t talking about YOU. So if that description doesn’t match your attitudes, then you have lied when you said he tried to define YOU.

Bosch

July 19th, 2009
12:53 pm

What? No Tim Curry?

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
12:53 pm

Skip–Tell me, then, why can I not get out of my neighborhood and across town without screaming “Yankee, Go Home!” at all the traffic congestion caused by folks flocking here? All that’s the white boys doings…and as far as safe is concerned, well, I live IN Atlanta and I feel as safe here as I do any where else in the country and many, many places abroad.

Mrs. Godzilla

July 19th, 2009
1:00 pm

Confidence is high!

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
1:01 pm

Hey, Bosch. How you feelin’? Tim Curry was (and is) something!

Hilbilly–I did not know that about the rapture…where does it originate?

Booger–you are the reason I say that it is often easier to discuss things with some conservatives than it is with some of my fellow liberals…we have people wearing and throwing invective around the terms who haven’t the vaguest notion of what they mean…

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
1:01 pm

Mrs. G–and high is confidence, eh, getalife and scooter? :-)

AmVet

July 19th, 2009
1:06 pm

booger, my shtick always involves being non-specific, non-personal and overly generalized.

To wit, show me where I’ve ever posted that “ALL conservatives…” or “EVERY Republican yada yada yada…” You can’t. But you sure as hell wish you could. So you could be right.

You utterly failed my challenge to show where I indicted YOU, booger. Admit it. Or don’t.

With that said, for the life of me I do not understand your undo umbrage or this inane accusation: “…tell me what I believe in…”

Hell, I don’t even know what that is. And you cannot possibly show where I have.

If what I assert does not apply to you, why put up a defense? I think sometimes I just hit very close to home and that brings out the worst in people..

Christ man, if I went off the deep end anytime anyone here excoriated liberals, etc. I would be non-stop dealing with that.

Uh uh. No way. I don’t give a tinkers damn what you or your conservative friends think about my “simplistic world view”. I shiite you not…

booger

July 19th, 2009
1:10 pm

doggone,

Again, my mistake. I thought since the comment was addressed to me there might be some correlation.

DoggoneGA

July 19th, 2009
1:14 pm

“Again, my mistake. I thought since the comment was addressed to me there might be some correlation”

If a comment doesn’t say YOU…then assume it’s a generalized comment, even if it is directed at something one particular person said. There are NO private conversations on a public forum.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 19th, 2009
1:16 pm

Josef:

My memory is foggy on this but as I remember it originated with a 19th century evangelist. As a Baptist I know some (fellow Baptists) who agree with it and some who don’t. Both sides can make good scriptural arguments for their position. As for me, it’s one of those things I don’t fully understand and am still working on, Contrary to some things people say, every Baptist preacher I grew up around always said, “Don’t take my word for it; read it for yourself and make up your own mind”.

josef nix

July 19th, 2009
1:37 pm

Hillbilly–thanks for the post of 1:16. This has always been a fascinating subject to me. It appears to be a fixture of the Southern relgious expression. The Unmentionable attributes it to the incorporation of so many Indian beliefs and practices of the Southern church and points out that this belief in a cosmic redemption is a fixture of the Indian order of things and merged, along with the ecstatic, into the fibre of the new people being born in this part of the world,

As for your “Don’t take my word…” that, too, has been my experience. Though not a Baptist myself, I have gone out of my way to learn what I can about the faith and its dogma in concordance with my grandfaher’s stern dictum: “if you want people to respect what you believe, you must first learn to respect theirs and the way to do that is go to them and ask and LISTEN.”