Gone fishin’

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Bud Wiser

July 25th, 2009
7:36 am

I thought at least Bookman would have a ghost writer or substitute. Times must be hard at theUrinal/Constipation.

Oh well.

We now see the racial pig side of Obowo, and he is retreating, but he made his point. If you’re one of the ‘blood’, its okay to disobey the law, refuse rightful police orders, and then wait for the prez to bail you out.

After all, “we gots Obama”. As Mrs G. would say. relax, Obama’s got this one.

Yeah, for dam sure he does.

j$

July 25th, 2009
7:38 am

My, that’s a large trout.

Paul

July 25th, 2009
8:17 am

RE: PresBO and Gates. If you want a national dialogue start no further than the issue of racial profiling. Subjectively, take a look at the Atlanta local news on any given day and any questions about racial profiling are put to rest!!!

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 25th, 2009
8:20 am

The Urinal ain’t gonna give it up, are they?

Beamud, who, prior to moving to Atlanta in November of 2008, worked from 1996 to 2008 as a legal advisor for the Cambridge police department, hopes the incident will lead to more positive steps along the nation’s long road to racial reconciliation.

Well, well, “news” that the AJC specializes in, race baiting, who would have expected them to pass up the chance to breath new life into this goony scenario of theirs?

What would the day be without some stereotyping, eh?

electrician

July 25th, 2009
8:46 am

ever notice that no one has ever defined how we will know when we finally get to the end of that” long road to racial reconciliation”

Scooter

July 25th, 2009
8:52 am

electrician,the long road has no end. No definition needed.Unfortunatly!

electrician

July 25th, 2009
9:29 am

scooter..the reason it cant be defined is because what is an offense and what is a solution,is measured by an individuals perception of what happened.ones perception of the world around them is unique to their own life,and resides in their own mind.with 300 million+ minds out there it;s the national dialog and national solution is an open ended{as you said} and possibly unreachable goal,so I reckon we just keep drivin.

@@

July 25th, 2009
9:45 am

This picture reminds me of a very risque’ joke my cajun neighbor shared with us once. A big fish story.

Are you fly fishin’, jay?

catlady

July 25th, 2009
9:57 am

Let’s sit around and talk about him.

Brad Steel

July 25th, 2009
10:10 am

Looks lie the break has start well. Have a good one, Jay.

When you get back, I am sure the wingnuts will be all too excited to demonstrate that they are still in their preadolescent fecal stage, (e.g. references to urine and constipation – ohh sooo clever).

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 25th, 2009
10:11 am

I’m thinking what we got here is the Little Bighorn of racial grievance mongering and the General Custers of the pinko media are busy circling the wagons.

Think about it, we’ve had three recent high profile cases in which the left wingers immediately set up shop in their High Dungeons, Tawana Brawley, Duke Lacrosse, and some other nonsense that I have gratefully forgotten, and all of them have crashed and burned.

Not a good track record for those who make a living by rending their clothing at any and all perceived slights.

And consider also, since the mainstream media has wandered off the reservation and now grazes knee deep in the fever swamps, there are no restraints in place to keep them from demonizing America at will, especially when they are fighting for the very essence of their entire existence.

Queen Pinko has not yet posted tomorrow’s socialist manifesto, anybody care to wager it will be about what a ghastly country the United States is, blah, blah, blah?

electrician

July 25th, 2009
10:20 am

stop groveling Brad,..Jays not here

TnGelding

July 25th, 2009
10:25 am

Long, winding road that leads to the bridge to nowhere.

Let’s wait and see how this plays out.

for real

July 25th, 2009
10:31 am

When all people are held responsible for their families and their actions, when we quit pointing the finger of blame and living in the past, and when we all realize in this wonderful country of ours that there is really equal opportunity to all if we quit making excuses and just go for it, then maybe racial prejudices will end, after all racism is not a one way street!

md

July 25th, 2009
10:32 am

“When you get back, I am sure the wingnuts will be all too excited to demonstrate that they are still in their preadolescent fecal stage, (e.g. references to urine and constipation – ohh sooo clever).”

Hypocrisy anyone?

Choice – high road or low road. Why get into the gutter with your own remarks?

Brad Steel

July 25th, 2009
10:40 am

they take the bait every time. suckas.

Jack

July 25th, 2009
10:52 am

Regarding Gates, it must be wonderful to be able to always blame someone else for one’s own shortcomings.

md

July 25th, 2009
10:56 am

Life’s low road is a hard journey, but some just can’t help themselves.

getalife

July 25th, 2009
11:27 am

“John Ridley, 07.24.2009

Emmy-Winning Commentator and Writer for Esquire

We’re sick and tired of having to prove things to the self-righteous reactionary fringe, which looks at life as one, big racial profiling traffic stop: Step out of the car Mr. President and show me your birth certificate.”

Yeah, lets talk about racism with the birthers.

Geez.

@@

July 25th, 2009
11:40 am

Getalife:

You do know that had Obama been born in Europe, Latin America or Asia that the same concern over his “nationality” would be forthcoming, don’t you?

It’s a question of nationality, not race. I think it’s the left’s elitists who are looking to elbow their way across the finish line in “the race”. It’s kinda like them saying THEY MUST follow our LEAD!

AmVet

July 25th, 2009
11:59 am

Zogby: GOP Faces Extinction Risk

Pollster John Zogby tells Newsmax that the Republican Party could be “teetering on the brink” of extinction as it fails to appeal to the fastest-growing demographic groups in America.

He also said the GOP is not taking advantage of Democratic setbacks because it has not put forth alternative policies of its own.

Zogby is CEO of Zogby International, a market research and opinion polling firm he founded in 1984.

He wrote an op-ed piece for the July edition of Campaign and Elections’ Politics magazine, headlined “An Endangered Party?” The article asked if the GOP will go the way of the Federalist Party and eventually disappear as a viable national party.

Newsmax.TV’s Ashley Martella asked Zogby if the Republican Party could really become extinct.

“Let’s face it, it could be teetering on the brink,” he declared.

“There’s been maybe a bit of a resurgence since I wrote what I wrote a few weeks back. However, there still is a lack of a program in a time of change. I’m not sure the Republicans are addressing change.”

Zogby also observed in his article that Republicans are “swimming against the tide of demography.”

He told Newsmax: “That’s very true, and that’s got to be a cause for concern. Look at the fastest-growing groups in the electorate. Those groups are Latinos, African-Americans — even though the numbers of African-Americans are not growing, the number who are voting is certainly growing — young people 18 to 29, and what we call the creative class, people who work in the world of ideas.”

These are college-educated professionals such as software engineers, graphic designers, attorneys, and workers in the healthcare technology field. They make up 20 percent of the workforce, Zogby said, and “make up critical parts of the population in states like North Carolina, Florida, New Mexico, and so on.

“Republicans are not appealing to those groups, and yet those groups are on the upswing.”

Martella noted that the United States is still said to be a center-right nation, and polls have been showing that Americans increasingly believe President Barack Obama is a liberal. “Could that pave the way for a possible Republican resurgence?” he asked.

“The premise of your question is true,” Zogby responded.

“About 40 percent of the electorate does in fact consider themselves to be conservatives; 20 percent or 22 percent [consider themselves] liberals. It’s that big middle that’s a concern.

“And for conservatives, there have been some that have been turned off over the [George W.] Bush years, for a variety of reasons.

“But the issue is, winning the middle. It’s still a long way to go from 40 percent to 51 percent, and that’s a difficulty.

“Republicans certainly score points by being critical of Obama, by raising questions about spending. But for now, there is no pro-active program. There’s just putting up a hand as a stop sign and saying halt.”

Martella asked if Obama’s declining approval ratings could be good new news for Republicans.

“It certainly could be for the GOP,” he said.

“I have the president at about 50 percent . . . Good news, but always think of the horizon — what’s the next act for the Republicans? And is this a factor of just saying no to a change program, putting up the yellow light for caution, or is this a response to a Republican conservative agenda? Right now I don’t think it’s a response to a Republican conservative agenda.”

Martella pointed out that the cap-and-trade program to curb carbon emissions and the major healthcare overhaul both appear to be stalled, and asked if that too could be good for Republicans.

“Potentially it could be, so long as there is an alternative,” Zogby said.

“But where is the alternative energy policy, the alternative environmental policy? Remember that centrist voters, including young Christian conservatives, are very concerned about the environment and global warming. Where’s the pro-active agenda? Same thing with healthcare.”

Zogby said if these two programs had been presented in isolation, without other spending programs, they would have a much better chance of surviving. But after the stimulus package, TARP, corporate bailouts and the like, and with Americans not seeing progress just yet, “American voters are sacrificed out.

“That kind of gives pause to the additional reforms. But I think the sentiment for reforms is still there.”

@@

July 25th, 2009
12:02 pm

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview that Russia’s economy is “withering,” and suggested the trend will force the country to make accommodations to the West…

“It won’t work if we go in and say: ‘Hey, you need us, man; belly up to the bar and pay your dues,’ ” he said. “It is never smart to embarrass an individual or a country when they’re dealing with significant loss of face. My dad used to put it another way: Never put another man in a corner where the only way out is over you.”

I guess Joe thought they weren’t listening.

Russia’s response? Moscow (PTI): Russian leadership is baffled by the “harsh criticism” of the Kremlin by US Vice President Joe Biden at the time when the two countries are trying hard to improve their ties.

“The Russian leadership is perplexed by the harsh criticism of Russia by US Vice President Joe Biden at the time when the two countries are actively “resetting” their relations,” Deputy Chief of Kremlin Staff and President Dmitry Medvedev’s foreign policy aide Sergei Prikhodko said.

“The question arises: who sets the foreign policy of the USA — the President or the respected members of his team. We have already gone through this in the past,” Prikhodko was quoted as saying by Interfax.

Joe’s are bigger than Obama’s?

Too funny! ‘Ya just gotta luv Joe.

cut-n-paste dopes

July 25th, 2009
12:11 pm

say it in 100 characters or less. no one wants to read your pedantic, long toothed, cut-n-paste lectures. that means you AMVet and @@. learn the art of brevity.

@@

July 25th, 2009
12:16 pm

c-n-p:

It’s hard to be brief when I’m quoting Joe Biden.

AmVet

July 25th, 2009
12:30 pm

Doper, skip past it if you like. Your ADD isn’t my problem… (Brief enough?)

getalife

July 25th, 2009
12:31 pm

@@,

Hillary and McTortured looked into it and found he was born in the US.

It’s a lie and more pathetic unpatriotism from your side.

Do you feel shame for your party?

RW-(the original)

July 25th, 2009
12:46 pm

So we have ten days of topics to fill eh? At roughly three topics per day we have 30 to come up with. If we do it ala Jay B 15 of those will be obsessing over Sarah Palin and another 10 will be “Republicans are extinct” silliness. That leaves us with 5 and one has to be reserved for Friday night. Assuming this giant fish is an open one we only have three.

One of those will need to be some completely snooze inducing pap about highway funding so we’re down to 2 without touching on any meaningful current event. Sounds like I’ve got the Jay B topic selection system down pat!

j$

July 25th, 2009
1:01 pm

I think the Obama health care strategy should be broken down into a 10 pronged talking point.

Who would like to start? (and Prof. Gates can’t be no.1)

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 25th, 2009
1:10 pm

“I said, ‘Oh no,’ it is not a down day – my son called this week from Iraq,” Palin recalled, referring to her son, Track, an Army enlistee. “He is safe, he is sound. It is always a good day when my son calls.”

Later, citing military families that have lost loved ones, she again drew loud applause by saying: “Let us continue to love our country, be proud of our country, never apologize for our country.”

A gathering^^ of patriots.

You libs wouldn’t understand.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 25th, 2009
1:18 pm

So which group does every body think will be the next one that Obozo tramples all over?

Gold Star moms, perhaps?

electrician

July 25th, 2009
1:32 pm

report@1;18..could be ,we are still a blue star family{know what that means libs?]

getalife

July 25th, 2009
1:33 pm

Patriots never quit.

Lets start with the gop plan for health care:

Wait, there is not one.

@@

July 25th, 2009
1:39 pm

Do you feel shame for your party?

What party, Getalife?

Don’t you know I’d never throw a party without inviting you?

Midori

July 25th, 2009
1:40 pm

what a gorgeous fish!!

cut-n-paste dopes

July 25th, 2009
1:44 pm

AmVet, my request is your command. thanks for complying with your order.

electrician

July 25th, 2009
2:02 pm

getalife..have you read Obamas plan?…has anybody?

getalife

July 25th, 2009
3:05 pm

electrician,

Yes, his changes he wants are not very specific or drastic but left it for our corrupt Congress to write the bills.

The House plan is very complicated and the Senate’s is full of corporate welfare.

Americans do not trust our corrupt Congress so here we are.

plumber

July 25th, 2009
3:06 pm

GOP health care plan: plan on not getting sick

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 25th, 2009
3:17 pm

But on Saturday, the Congressional Budget Office said the proposal to give an independent panel the power to keep Medicare spending in check would only save about $2 billion over 10 years- a drop in the bucket compared to the bill’s $1 trillion price tag- Politico

I hear the fat lady getting ready to sing.

AmVet

July 25th, 2009
3:21 pm

Doper, enjoy.

And go tweet someone who gives a flying ____. And keep on reading. (it can be fun!)

Ralph Reed: Bring Youth Back Into GOP

Conservative political strategist Ralph Reed, the first executive director of the Christian Coalition, tells Newsmax that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings can actually help Republicans in upcoming elections.

Reed also predicted that the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 will be the most competitive in more than three decades.

Reed, also a former chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, has recently formed the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Newsmax.TV’s Kathleen Walter asked him about the organization.

See Video: Ralph Reed discusses his new organization and the youth movement that the GOP must harness to defeat Obama – Click Here Now

“It is a coalition of grassroots citizens, conservatives — both fiscal and social conservatives — people of faith, and others who are concerned about the direction of our country,” Reed said.

“Look at what’s happening in Washington today, with the overreach on healthcare, rationing healthcare, dramatically raising taxes, crushing small business, the cap-and-tax energy plan, the failed stimulus package, liberal judicial nominees, a weakening of our defense, sending signals in my view of timidity in prosecuting the war on terrorism.

“The Faith and Freedom Coalition is designed not only to oppose the Obama agenda in Washington, but to offer conservative constructive alternatives.

“We need to get this economy moving again. We need to create jobs. We believe the way to do that is lower taxes, limited government, fiscal discipline, stronger families, and the growth of small business.”

Reed said one priority of the Faith and Freedom Coalition is to bring younger people into the conservative ranks. The organization intends to have a strong presence on college campuses, and to employ Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites that young people use to communicate.

“We need to be hipper, more technology savvy,” he said. “This is where the culture is going and we need to be there if we’re going to compete.”

He also said the coalition plans to have chapters in every key county in the country, in all 50 states, and virtual chapters on line.

As a conservative organization, the organization will hold both parties accountable, Reed added.

“We believe the Republicans lost their way when they were in power, particularly on spending and earmarks. We plan to lift up a banner of faith, of freedom and conservative values” for people in both parties.

Asked about his previous statement that Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings can help Republicans, Reed responded:

“Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings made it abundantly clear that she is out of the mainstream on a number of issues.

“She declined to affirm that the Second Amendment includes a basic constitutional right to self defense. She is on record as saying foreign law and United Nations jurisprudence should be on the same level as the U.S. Constitution. She’s advocated taxpayer funding of abortion. She’s somebody who embraces judicial activism. And she is somebody who in the past has ruled in favor of quotas.

“And so I think that any red state Democrat who votes for her, any Democrat who’s representing a state where [George W.] Bush did well or conservative values predominate, is going to have a difficult time explaining that vote.”

Reed declined to say that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the favorite to win the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. But he did say that Romney “was a very strong first time candidate last time and my sense is, just as he was a major factor in 2008, if he chooses to run again he will be again.

“I think that is true for a lot of people . . . There will be a very competitive and muscular primary. If Sarah Palin chooses to run, no matter what the dominant media tries to do or say, she’ll be a factor and she’ll have strong support.

“The same with Mike Huckabee, same with Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour if he chooses to run, Governor Tim Pawlenty in Minnesota. There are a lot of compelling people out there and in my view it will be the most wide open and the most competitive Republican presidential primary probably since 1980.”

josef nix

July 25th, 2009
3:23 pm

cut-n-paste dopes

“say it in 100 characters or less. no one wants to read your pedantic, long toothed, cut-n-paste lectures. that means you AMVet and @@. learn the art of brevity.”

Speak for yourself. I’ve learned a lot from AmVet and @@, but then you DO sound like nosef, so you probably don’t want to hear from me either. Besides, you broke your own fiat. Go back and count again…and is there someone holding a gun to your head forcing you to read them? If so, call 911…

I Report :-) You Whine :-( , electrician, et al…

I am a liberal as they come. Our boy served a tour in Bosnia, a tour in Kossovo, two tours in Iraq (including shock and awe), and a tour in Afghanistan…he’s a liberal, too, and the last thing he needs to hear is someone doubting his or my patriotism…

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 25th, 2009
3:35 pm

Yosef- How can you be a liberal and not hate America?????

Have you not gotten the memo that we are a bunch of racist, war for oil, pollution hogs and energy pigs? Who hate the poor?

I’m so confused.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 25th, 2009
3:38 pm

is there someone holding a gun to your head forcing you to read them?

Some folks don’t understand that concept, Josef. They’d rather p!ss and moan.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 25th, 2009
3:41 pm

Besides, Amvet hates the DH and isn’t that more important than politics anyway? ;-)

RW-(the original)

July 25th, 2009
3:48 pm

I knew this Gates dude sounded familiar.

As to the differences between the professor’s and the cops’ version of events, I confess I’ve been wary of taking Henry Louis Gates at his word ever since, almost two decades back, the literary scholar compared the lyrics of the rap group 2 Live Crew to those of the Bard of Avon. “It’s like Shakespeare’s ‘My love is like a red, red rose,’” he declared, authoritatively, to a court in Fort Lauderdale.

As it happens, “My luv’s like a red, red rose” was written by Robbie Burns, a couple of centuries after Shakespeare. Oh, well. 16th century English playwright, 18th century Scottish poet: What’s the diff? Evidently being within the same quarter-millennium and right general patch of the North-East Atlantic is close enough for a professor of English and Afro-American Studies appearing as an expert witness in a court case. Certainly no journalist reporting Gates’ testimony was boorish enough to point out the misattribution.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/gates-professor-black-2506786-racism-sgt

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 25th, 2009
3:53 pm

The ggony health “care” bill is a win/ win for the Repugs.

Pass it and the American people will boot the democrats out of office the first chance they get, and then demand that it gets repealed.

And if it is DOA, we are gonna hang it around Obozo’s neck in ways you can’t even imagine. But I can.

heh

Question

July 25th, 2009
3:57 pm

Take away the teleprompter and we hear PresBO say physicians are running scams and police act stupidly — yup, change we can believe in….

josef nix

July 25th, 2009
3:59 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

“Yosef- How can you be a liberal and not hate America?????”

I love America BECAUSE I am a liberal. I have freedoms here that are unfathomable in much of the world. Those freedoms came to me from documents penned by liberals. Nor do I doubt a conservatives love of America BECAUSE s/he is a conservative. We owe an equal debt to them. On more than one occasion in our struggle to live up to our national ideals, conservatives have been called on to remind us what it is we are trying to be.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 25th, 2009
4:02 pm

Those freedoms came to me from documents penned by liberals.

Come on, man, be serious.

What part of limited government do you not understand?

josef nix

July 25th, 2009
4:07 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

Have you read Thomas Jefferson? If you choose to subscribe to John Adams, fine and good and no argument, but…

nosef jix

July 25th, 2009
4:07 pm

hi, my name is nosef jix and i am a liberal and i hate america!!!

nosef jix

July 25th, 2009
4:14 pm

and i have alot to say on this, my own personal blong.

j$

July 25th, 2009
4:15 pm

Don’t mind the liberal wanker (nosef jix), josef.

I like you josef, but those documents were not penned from the feather by the likes of pelosi, reid, or obama

Midori

July 25th, 2009
4:17 pm

Question — you idiots get about the same amount of mileage with that teleprompter lunacy as you do with the birth certificate stupidity.

keep it up.

i love it.

getalife

July 25th, 2009
4:19 pm

cons taling about patriotism is hilarious.

They want our CIC to fail in a time of war and demand to see his birth certificate.

It does not get more unpatriotic than that Andy.

josef nix

July 25th, 2009
4:22 pm

J$–well, I won my bet! I bet that’s who it was. It had bothered me a little bit at first since I wasn’t sure who it was and how to interpret it, but now that I know…sounds like the pot callin’ the kettle black, eh…

I couldn’t agree more on what you said about Pelosi and Reid or Obama. If they are liberals, then I’m the King of Spain.

Midori

July 25th, 2009
4:25 pm

getalife

yet they screamed bloody murder when the left questioned the lack of a paper trail of Bush’s AWOL from the TANG.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 25th, 2009
4:25 pm

Yosef- If Jefferson said anything about a government run health care system or how much energy we could use, perhaps then we could have an interesting conversation.

RW-(the original)

July 25th, 2009
4:30 pm

I think we screamed louder about the forged paper trail SeeBS tried to sell us.

getalife

July 25th, 2009
4:30 pm

Midori,

Like empathy, they have no shame in their blatant hypocrisy.

Their true colors are red not red, white and blue.

Attacking their patriotism is fair game.

j$

July 25th, 2009
4:32 pm

touche josef ;)

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 25th, 2009
4:33 pm

diM- That wasn’t a question.

josef nix

July 25th, 2009
4:37 pm

J$–Jay has called me on the carpet for calling them what they really are, in my opinion, but let’s just say for here that there’s a decided Argentine accent to much of what they say and do…

getalife

July 25th, 2009
4:37 pm

RW,

Rather’s case is still open and he has won a victory with more memos released.

I tend to be biased for journalists challenging government instead of all those that shill for government.

electrician

July 25th, 2009
4:40 pm

josef…I really had to do some thinkin and lookin to find where iI might have questioned your patriotism, must of been my 1:32, I must confess, a broad accusation,not normally my style…point taken.

j$

July 25th, 2009
4:40 pm

midori- didn’t bush choke on a pretzel?

game. set. match. checkmate. etc. etc.

Greg Mendel

July 25th, 2009
4:46 pm

“Regarding Gates, it must be wonderful to be able to always blame someone else for one’s own shortcomings.”

When did entering one’s own home become a shortcoming?

josef nix

July 25th, 2009
4:47 pm

electrician–it was the 1:32 and I did find it out of character for you. There is really no apology necessary. I understand the feelings we have when it is our boys’ lives others are treating so cavalierly.

Midori

July 25th, 2009
4:50 pm

J$

Bush choked.

period.

j$

July 25th, 2009
4:50 pm

a little advise for the cop haters out there.

if you have done nothing wrong:

follow the officer’s orders.

don’t talk about the officer’s mama.

and first and foremost, put yourself in that officer’s shoes.

Midori

July 25th, 2009
4:51 pm

LOL. Greg.

and there you have it.

Greg Mendel

July 25th, 2009
4:53 pm

“say it in 100 characters or less. no one wants to read your pedantic, long toothed, cut-n-paste lectures. that means you AMVet and @@. learn the art of brevity.”

bmpr stckr

josef nix

July 25th, 2009
4:54 pm

Question–how many of you arguing back and forth on this have ever been questioned by the police for “breaking in” your own house? I have.

Scooter

July 25th, 2009
4:58 pm

Well, I see ya’ll found something to talk about. Let me guess. Who is more patriotic, libs or cons. Right?

md

July 25th, 2009
5:07 pm

And if they caught me breaking into my own house, I would commend them for a job well done as that is what we pay them to do.

Greg Mendel

July 25th, 2009
5:07 pm

“What part of limited government do you not understand?”

The part that tried to limit the Constitution for the last 8 years.

Scooter

July 25th, 2009
5:14 pm

Greg @ 5:07, the limitations are still Intact with the present adm. are they not?

josef nix

July 25th, 2009
5:15 pm

Scooter @ 5:14–habeas corpus, anyone?

electrician

July 25th, 2009
5:16 pm

Scooter@ 4;58..well that will cover the first five days ..at least.

Bud Wiser

July 25th, 2009
5:17 pm

When the 94%ers cannot reason fact against fact, they retreat to their little cubbyhole of ‘we HATE Bush!’

Idiots.

Blind to the end.

And its coming soon to a town and job near you.

Normal

July 25th, 2009
5:17 pm

Well, it looks like I missed alot here today…But a day with the Grandson is a day in Heaven…Whiner, to you I’m a liberal too,
you want to doubt my patriotism? I’ll match scars with yoiu any day, son…just sayin’.
The whole point to this is you say, America, love it or leave it. I and the others you call “liburl”, say America, love her when she’s right, change her when she’s wrong, and continue to love her…

I have a little boy waitin’ on burgers, but I’ll be back…
One other thing Whiner, you owe Josef’s boy a big apology…

Midori

July 25th, 2009
5:19 pm

oh, shut the teleprompter off Bud.

Scooter

July 25th, 2009
5:24 pm

Hey Normal, I was wondering where you were. Figured you were entertaining the kids!

RW-(the original)

July 25th, 2009
5:39 pm

Normal,

I realize you were in a rush to get down here to the comment box and run your tedious tough guy routine, but a more careful reading of the blog would show you that it’s more the definition of liberal that caused the confusion. IR/YW was using the modern day definition that applies to people like Pelosi and Obama while josef is using a more traditional definition.

Scooter

July 25th, 2009
5:42 pm

Dang, I didn’t mean to run ya’ll off!

j$

July 25th, 2009
5:42 pm

“Question–how many of you arguing back and forth on this have ever been questioned by the police for “breaking in” your own house?”

Why would you have a problem with an officer asking for id when he is called upon to investigate a breaking and entering?

i bet gates was probably nervous about the quarter bag and roach clips in the kitchen drawer…

just sayin :roll:

Normal

July 25th, 2009
5:44 pm

Scooter, sorry I missed your “hello”. Yeah, it was fun.. can’t stay here tho, still got cooking to do…see ya

RW, Don’t care…

josef nix

July 25th, 2009
5:49 pm

J$–heh, heh! The first time it happened to me, I was “profiled” as a long-haired hippie type and well long ago and far away, no I didn’t want said gendarme inside for precisely your reasons stated.

The second go round, the only doubt the good officer seemed to have was how could I have heaved this tired old butt through that window to begin with. “Now you sure you all right, sir?” More of that damnable profiling!

:-)

RW-(the original)

July 25th, 2009
5:52 pm

RW, Don’t care…

You should since it makes all the difference in the world as it relates to your bluster.

Scooter

July 25th, 2009
5:53 pm

j$ @ 5:42,you could be right. I think Gates just has the McKinney syndrome. ????

Greg Mendel

July 25th, 2009
5:53 pm

The big problem with the Gates vs. Police controversy isn’t the truth and accuracy of the matter. It is the fact that health care reform — a far more important and vital subject — has been shoved aside in favor of a catfight. Obama should have simply avoided answering the question, regardless of his opinion. But, frankly, it was a very stupid question to ask in a press conference whose context was the health care debate. The reporter had a right to ask it, but a different, more challenging question about health reform would have served the public far more. The question and its aftermath is a prime example of what “informing the public” has come to mean.

My 24 year-old son (who manages a restaurant and works many hours) may have Whooping Cough. He doesn’t have health insurance because he’d have to work another job to afford it, and we can’t put him on our policy. So, he’s already “paid retail” several hundred dollars for no reliable diagnosis and no relief. He can’t afford several more tests that may or may not be useful. Whooping Cough was almost erradicated, but it’s beginning to return, hitting young people — because so many can’t afford to go to the doctor. They just cross their fingers and hope for the best. Which pretty much describes the future of health care in America.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 25th, 2009
5:54 pm

Abby- I can almost imagine myself apologizing to Yosef, but I lot of things would have to go wrong before that happened.

Midori

July 25th, 2009
6:01 pm

Scooter,

or maybe Gates didn’t adhere to the officer’s demand to see his birth certificate?

josef nix

July 25th, 2009
6:05 pm

Dear Abby, Dear Abby …
My feet are too long
My hair’s falling out and my rights are all wrong
My friends they all tell me that I’ve no friends at all
Won’t you write me a letter, Won’t you give me a call
Signed Bewildered

–John Prine

Scooter

July 25th, 2009
6:06 pm

Midori,

maybe he should have!

Kayaker 71

July 25th, 2009
6:11 pm

Interesting study that was conducted following the Penn Turnpike “profiling” fiasco where the Dept of Public Safety and the head of the Penn Hwy Patrol lost their jobs because of what was called profiling. Turns out that the highway patrol had no clue about who was driving the cars who were stopped for speeding as the speeding cars was zapped with a radar gun at 1/4 to 1/8 mile away. End result of the study….. blacks were stopped more often because they were the people who were driving too fast. No reinstatement of jobs, no apology…. nothing. Sharpton must have been running that fiasco.

Kamchak

July 25th, 2009
6:25 pm

Bewildered, bewildered you have no complaint
You are what you are, and you ain’t what you ain’t
So listen up buster, and listen up good
Stop wishin’ for bad luck and knocking on wood.

Signed Dear Abby

–also John Prine

Scooter

July 25th, 2009
6:31 pm

Kayaker, do you think Gates would have acted differently if the arresting officer was black? ????

electrician

July 25th, 2009
6:37 pm

Josef..Kamchak,,speaking of John Prine..’Your flag decal wont get you into heaven anymore’ would probably apply around here from time to time.

Kayaker 71

July 25th, 2009
6:37 pm

Scooter,

One of the officers pictured in the cell phone photo was a black police officer. He hasn’t said much. But I think your question is a fair one. Over 40% of the police officers in the US are black. Are they accused of profiling when they arrest a black suspect?