7:11 am July 25, 2009, by Jay
The blog will return Monday, Aug. 3. Until then …
July 26th, 200911:18 am
Gregory asked if Iran is run by an illegitimate regime.
“You know, that’s really for the people of Iran to decide,” Clinton said. “I have been moved by the … cries for freedom. … People that go back millennia, that have such a great culture and history, deserve better than what they’re getting.”
I Report :-) You Whine :-(
July 26th, 200911:38 am
Mr Obama said he believed Iranian voices should be heard, although he added that he did not want to be seen to be “meddling”.
Bruno is not meddling?
July 26th, 200912:25 pm
Glad to see Dusty has a solution to the fiscal crisis in Georgia. Volunteers, huh? Georgia is furloughing teachers and state employees, reducing parks, etc., while enjoying one of the lowest tax rates in the nation. I suppose it’s easier for people like Dusty to seek out free labor than it is to bite the bullet and pay an extra penny in sales tax to help raise Georgia from the educational cesspool in which it resides. There simply has to be something else we can cut, huh, Dusty?
July 26th, 200912:28 pm
“Bruno is not meddling”
Talking is not meddling. Meddling is attacking a country that was no threat to anyone.
July 26th, 20092:03 pm
you hear that sound/
his head just exploded
July 26th, 20092:06 pm
Doggone- Considering that Iran is unlikely to be deterred by Bruno’s blustering, I’m not so sure I would be dissing the invasion of a country that hasn’t attacked us, if I were you.
Unless you think Klinton is lying, maybe?
July 26th, 20092:25 pm
Meddling is attacking a country that was no threat to anyone.
I think I’m going to market a Polly Progressive doll where you pull the string hanging out the back and it sputters one of these monnbat talking points.
July 26th, 20092:26 pm
I am sure Andy should not try to match intellect with Hillary Clinton.
Not even close to being in her league.
Just stating the obvious.
July 26th, 20092:35 pm
Bruno gave a “reset” button, in which the actual Russian translation turned out to be “overload,” to a gang of communist dictators who have their eyes set on the whole of Eastern Europe, and here’s al-Gitmo wanting to talk “intellect.”
I rule Klinton.
I Report (-: You Whine )-:
July 26th, 20092:38 pm
Enter your comments here
And Andy was a w hack.
I rest my case.
July 26th, 20092:40 pm
This being the same Bruno that burst into the funeral of a black man and, hogging the spotlight, unleashed a kampaign speech, yelling at the crowd in 1960’s Ghetto Slang.
No contest, hahaha
July 26th, 20092:54 pm
getalife at 2:26, more like Billy Carter’s league.
Or Dan Quayle’s:
“The holocaust was an obscene period in our nation’s history.… No, not our nation’s, but in World War II. I mean, we all lived in this century. I didn’t live in this century, but in this century’s history.”
“I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”
“Mars is essentially in the same orbit [as Earth]….Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe.”
Or when he addressed the United Negro College Fund, whose slogan is “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”, Quayle said “You take the UNCF model that what a waste it is to lose one’s mind or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.”
That Republican mental midget must have been a great inspiration for George of the Bungle…
July 26th, 20092:57 pm
I wonder if this old hag even consults with Obozo anymore, she knows just as well as the rest of the world does that this is a one term president.
The door for 2012 is wide open.
All she has to do is find out what he thinks and then say the exact opposite, how can she go wrong?
Does anybody really believe that it was barry who nutted up on Iran?
uh, I rule.
July 26th, 20093:08 pm
He drank beer, Andy guzzles vodka.
July 26th, 20093:13 pm
Iran took it to a new level saying they will attack Israel’s nukes.
They will attack Saudi oil fields and close the shipping zone.
July 26th, 20093:17 pm
“Considering that Iran is unlikely to be deterred by Bruno’s blustering, I’m not so sure I would be dissing the invasion of a country that hasn’t attacked us, if I were you”
Does this make sense to anyone? It sure doesn’t to ME.
July 26th, 20093:18 pm
al-Gitmo: I think Iran’s first hurdle for the glorious Middle Eastern rampage would be getting an air force. Or rockets that don’t go up and come straight back down.
I’m sure if they wait long enough, Obozo will have United States on the same technological level as they are, only problem is, barry only got four years, hahahaha.
Not enough time, suckers
July 26th, 20093:22 pm
No gas lines is a good thing. If you factor the cost of the military and occupation, the price of gas is very high. They don’t want to make it higher.
Attacking Iran would be a bigger disaster than Iraq.
Adults are in charge so it will not happen.
July 26th, 20093:24 pm
Geezus, dog, you can’t be this helpless, can you?- Iran is going to get a nuke, Palin won’t be able to stop them for 3 and half more years. So how is little obozo gonna live up to his SecState’s bluster? A big blowhard speech? Renounce is support of ImaWhackjob?
Perhaps you could tell us?
July 26th, 20093:29 pm
“Geezus, dog, you can’t be this helpless, can you?- Iran is going to get a nuke, Palin won’t be able to stop them for 3 and half more years. So how is little obozo gonna live up to his SecState’s bluster? A big blowhard speech? Renounce is support of ImaWhackjob”
Why don’t you try responding to what I *said* and not to the little voices in your head? I did not say anything about “a country that hasn’t attacked us”…I said a country “that was no threat to anyone.”
Now, if Iran becomes a threat to Israel, or any other country, then that statement DOES NOT APPLY to them, now does it?
Angry Black Man
July 26th, 20093:31 pm
July 26th, 2009
I know I’ve been MIA for a minute. Those 12hr work days catch up with you after a while. I can see your point too about the “prestige” of the person. No one made a fuss when I was pulled over in college while driving my 1977 Ford LTD II by the Montgomery Police Dept. when they had a 1983 Ford LTD on their stolen car report. The two officers approached the car with hands on guns. It just so happened that they pulled us over in one of the areas that’s predominately black and there were 4 young black guys in the car. I can’t say whether or not they would have approached the car like that if it were you and three of your friends driving near the country club.
July 26th, 2009
I’ve seen what happens when you start calling out names around here. I don’t want to add my name to the banned list. If I could be specific without reprecussions, I have no problem with naming people. I don’t think it would do much good. People are going to think and believe what they want to anyway.
July 26th, 20093:33 pm
Oh great, now we veer off into the fever swamps, doggone wants to debate the Iraq War Resolution, voted for by, guess who, Bruno, to remove weapons of mass destruction that were threatening the region.
July 26th, 20093:36 pm
” doggone wants to debate ”
I wouldn’t bother. The response I made was to your mistaking talking for meddling. We meddled in Iraq. We are NOT meddling in Iran. I repeat, for your edification: TALKING is not MEDDLING Attacking a country that was NO THREAT TO ANYONE is meddling.
July 26th, 20093:43 pm
July 26th, 2009
Wonder if the White House had to approve her appearence? Not many people get the entire hour.
July 26th, 20093:44 pm
Oh, and BTW…and for your further edification…there was no “Iraq War Resolution”
July 26th, 20093:54 pm
July 26th, 2009
I liked Dusty’s idea, since I assume it would only be temporary. At least she isn’t deliberately underming our economic system like so many of her fellow conservatives.
I don’t know why our education system doesn’t rank any higher than it does, but it isn’t because we aren’t spending enough money. And if the parents are involved most children get a good enough education to advance to the next level. And how many states have anything comparable to Hope?
July 26th, 20093:58 pm
I sincerely do hope that Iran musters up the courage and enough of an air force to fly over and attack Israel, because if any of their planes do come back, they will be shot full of holes.
Israel would feast on that as-s.
DOGGONE- YELLING AT ME MAY MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER BUT YOU ARE STILL A DUNCE< JUST SAYIN….
The Iraq Resolution or the Iraq War Resolution (formally the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 , Pub.L. 107-243, 116 Stat. 1498, enacted October 16, 2002, H.J.Res. 114) is a joint resolution (i.e., a law) passed by the United States Congress in October 2002 as Public Law No: 107-243, authorizing the Iraq War.
July 26th, 20094:00 pm
I believe that most of the problems with education are in the home but I couldn’t begin to tell you how to fix it. If people don’t care enough to see that their kids get an education, what can anybody do? We should keep trying but, like you, I don’t think money will fix it.
July 26th, 20094:02 pm
Nearly 2,000 Show Up for Free Health Care in Virginia
Nearly 2,000 people crowded onto a southwest Virginia fairgrounds Friday and waited hours to receive free dental care, eyeglasses and medical procedures.</i?
Remote Area Medical founder Stan Brock said the daily limit of 1,600 patients for the three-day clinic in Wise County was reached by 5:30 a.m. Friday. Another 200 people were admitted to the treatment area later in the morning, but several hundred more had to be turned away.
July 26th, 20094:06 pm
The President sets foreign policy but it was like a class on diplomacy with a very smart teacher.
She said she is out of politics but will probably serve in future administrations.
July 26th, 20094:07 pm
“And how many states have anything comparable to Hope?”
I don’t know how accurate the answer are, but a discussion of this very question can be found here:
July 26th, 20094:09 pm
“DOGGONE- YELLING AT ME MAY MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER BUT YOU ARE STILL A DUNCE< JUST SAYIN….”
GET OVER IT.
July 26th, 20094:10 pm
Israel claims their missile defense test was successful today to counter the Iran threat to blow up their nukes.
July 26th, 20094:53 pm
Obama in Mom Jeans, the musical
The song starts around the one minute mark.
July 26th, 20096:01 pm
July 26th, 2009
Thanks for clarifying that. Congress doesn’t have the guts to declare war, and the administrations don’t want the formality of it; might have to abide by laws and conventions.
“The resolution required Bush to “certify that action against Iraq would not hinder efforts to pursue the al Qaeda terrorist network” that attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on September 11, 2001. It also required the Bush administration “to report to Congress on the progress of any war with Iraq every 60 days.””
July 26th, 20096:03 pm
July 26th, 2009
I only saw a little bit of it, but was very impressed by what I saw.
July 26th, 20096:17 pm
TnGelding–why our educational system ranks…
These rankings are predicated on the scores on standardized university admittance examinations (in the US, the SAT and ACT). We score lower because, unlike other country’s systems, we as a rule test ALL our students whereas they test only those who have completed the track leading to university and who do plan to attend. Naturally, their scores would be higher. The same thing is at work here in the US. Some states do not test all their students and those tend to be the higher scoring ones. States such as Georgia which test all of them, tend to have lower mean scores. Years ago when we only tested those going on to college, our mean scores were much higher. When scores on standardized tests before graduation (such as the ITBS in the US) are compared, where all students are tested, the US rankings are not nearly so dismal in comparison.
Secondly, in ethnically homogenous societies with smaller populations and less less socio-economic class distinctions, (Denmark, Costa Rica, Slovenia, etc.), scores are higher.
July 26th, 20096:53 pm
“Thanks for clarifying that”
I was SO angry when that resolution passed. If it had been in MY power I would have tried every Senator and Representative who voted Yes for treason. Apart from the fact that I *knew* Bush would abuse that power, I absolutely could NOT believe how easily Congress gave up their Consititutional power to declare war.
July 26th, 20097:27 pm
I see Simple Sarah has passed the gubernatorial torch.
Don’t let the door hit ya!!
July 26th, 20098:05 pm
Terrific, the White Sux are the patsies for the Game of the Weak.
July 26th, 20098:08 pm
Any fly-fisher(people) on here? I have a question.
July 26th, 20098:24 pm
Never mind…I found the answer.
They aren’t fly fishing, @@, that’s all just the excuse guys use to get into the woods.
They are gathered together inside the 54′ Winnebago, A/C turned up to the max, cracking open the cold beers and talking about how the Repugs wanna burn all this to the ground, ew.
Standing in the river, I doubt it.
July 26th, 20098:25 pm
Palin is gone. Let’s ignore her now. Treat her like most are treating the Octomom. Good riddance!
July 26th, 20098:27 pm
Look for the silver lining:
July 25 (Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks rose, completing the steepest two-week rally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 2000, as companies beat profit estimates and an increase in home resales signaled an economic recovery may be underway.
July 26th, 20098:29 pm
Well, Andy, I was asking for myself. I’ve always thought I’d like to learn how to fly fish OR…
I could sit around and obsess about some other woman like Midori and catlady.
Very labor intensive…fly fishing, I mean.
July 26th, 20098:39 pm
Her first order of business as a private citizen is to speak Aug. 8 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. She also wants to campaign for political candidates from coast to coast, and continue to speak her mind on the social networking site Twitter.
Free speech was a theme of her farewell speech at a crowded picnic in Fairbanks, as the outgoing governor scolded “some seemingly hell bent on tearing down our nation” and warned Americans to “be wary of accepting government largess. It doesn’t come free.”
Hot damn! How very refreshing.
July 26th, 20098:50 pm
@@- It’s like any other hobby, time consuming.
First, you can tie your own flies, which is an art form all of it’s own. Then choosing the right rod and reel combination, line size and hip waders. Find the spot in the drink where you think the fish are most likely gathered, stand back aways from there about 20 or so feet. Start feeding your line out in an overhead back and forth motion until you are hitting the spot on the forward cast, play the fly on the surface of the water for just a few seconds, no strike, pull it back and whip it to the same or a new spot.
Stay away from waterfalls, lest you want to drown.
Or you could drive to Buford and net them in the pond.
July 26th, 20098:58 pm
You truly have to admire this-
Larry Landry, 51, of Fairbanks held up a red, white and blue sign that that read, “Quitting: the new American value.” The other side read: “Thanks for the laughs.”
Landry, a registered independent, said he respected Palin when she ran for governor in 2006, but she changed during last year’s presidential campaign.
“She turned into a vicious vixen,” he said. “She descended into ugly, divisive politics.”
The AP/Obama didn’t catch it and I’m guessing most libs are mouth agape wondering what I’m pointing out, but some angry dude with a sign heckling this woman and, at the same time, whining about “ugly, divisive politics?”
July 26th, 20099:06 pm
She’s a quitter.
“…but some angry dude with a sign heckling…”
Didn’t you brag about heckling a baseball player?
July 26th, 20099:09 pm
Upchuck- Yes, I’m proud that you read my posts and store them in your empty head for future reference, but did I also whine about “ugly, divisive hecklers” while I was heckling?
July 26th, 20099:16 pm
Heckling is heckling—-if you need to differentiate your behaviour to make yourself feel better then fine. You are, however, criticizing actions that you have bragged about doing.
July 26th, 20099:22 pm
Upchuck- Did I criticize the due for heckling or whining about hecklers?
Think about it, man.
July 26th, 20099:25 pm
July 26th, 20099:31 pm
My second attempt is in MODERATION?
Again…a Southern California media site has an article:
The secretary of State seeks to calm Moscow after Vice President Biden’s recent comments that the country is badly damaged economically and its leadership is clinging to the past.
Clinton has been struggling to make her voice heard in foreign policy at a time when a long list of administration luminaries, including Biden, special envoys George J. Mitchell and Richard C. Holbrooke, and Obama’s own aides, are vying for attention.
She described herself as “the chief advisor,” the “chief executor” and the “chief diplomat” but said that ultimately Obama made the foreign policy decisions.
You’d never know it the way things are looking.
Window dressing! The guy is nothing more than window dressing.
“The Mannequin” has no clothes. Our ship is at sea without a captain at the helm.
July 26th, 20099:37 pm
Hecklers! Hecklers! Who needs ‘em. The Braves played like heroes and beat that other team to a frazzle. I mean, they could not stop hitting homers and anywhere else they could hit one. Kelly Johnson got his “stuff” back and all the rest did GOOD too.
And speaking of GOOD, I went through South Carolina recently and bought some “picked off the tree ripe” peaches near Gaffney, the little town with the great big peach water tank. I haven’t tasted anything that good in a long time. Gold with a little pink middle and sweet and juicy and an absolutely heavenly flavor amd the best thing to ever come off a tree. .Oh, I wish I still had one to drip over my computer. THAT GOOD!!
Who cares about fishy scaly things you have to catch and look ‘em in the eye. Get a pteach!!
July 26th, 20099:38 pm
Where did that last “t” come from? Hecklers!
Thank you, Andy. You described it just like my search did. I was wondering why they didn’t use their reels. Seems like it’s only used for storage when moving from spot to spot.
Using a net’s no challenge. I’d enjoy the challenge. Maybe an annual girl’s trip? Naahhhh, they don’t like anything challenging.
I read an article today where dissidents in Russia are more impressed with Liz Cheney’s perspective on Russia than they are Obama’s.
July 26th, 20099:43 pm
Upchuck, now check this out, I am a polluter of the environment but I have no problem with polluters because the Earth can withstand anything we do to it, God made it that way.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 26 (Reuters) – A Canadian astronaut aboard the International Space Station said on Sunday it looks like Earth’s ice caps have melted a bit since he was last in orbit 12 years ago.
Now, knowing that I am a polluter, have you ever heard me whine about “melting” ice caps?
For most shuttles, the damage comes from the solid rocket boosters, or SRBs, require at shuttle launch to provide 71.4% of the thrust at lift-off and elevate the shuttle to an altitude of 45km (28 miles).
As a shuttle launches, a “cloud” becomes visible which contains SRB exhaust products, either dissolved or as particles in the water vapour released by the main engines.
Hydrochloric acid formed in this launch cloud leads to acidic deposits in the surrounding area, a phenomenon which may also be observed some distance away if exhausts are carried on prevailing winds.
The scenes of dead fish in Spain could be repeated next to launch sites
John Pike, president of Global Security.org, and an expert on the US space programme says: “The hydrochloric acid can pit the paint on your car if it is too close to the launch site.”
A 1993 Nasa technical manual considered environmental effects of space shuttle launches at Kennedy Space Centre, and stated that some cumulative effects of launches in the nearby area are “reduction in the number of plant species present and reduction in total cover”.
The manual also pointed out that acid deposits from the launch cloud can also impact nearby water lagoons and their wildlife.
Are you following me, my man, or what?
July 26th, 20099:44 pm
I guess it was the…
that the server didn’t like?
July 26th, 20099:54 pm
This “moderation” thing makes no sense at all. There’s no pattern or reasoning to it. You don’t have to use “bad” language or anything objectionable and it fires off. Maybe it has a list of IDs and when each one comes up more than 2 o3 three times then it “moderates”.
Whatever. Bookman should have taken it with him and thrown it in the river. Maybe it could “moderate” some trout and make them all liberal suckers. Nawww….I’ve caught catfish and dogfish but never a sucker. Not even a liberal one.
July 26th, 200910:06 pm
Dusty, moderated comments make me all the more determined.
Did you freeze or can those peaches. My husband bought me a gorgeous canner. I grow pink-eye peas in the garden but they lose their distinctive flavor when frozen. Besides, ants love peas and picking ‘em is a pain. With my new canner, (I’m so excited) I can buy them by the bushel and eat them all year long. Their flavor is maintained through canning.
They taste like boiled peanuts. So yummy.
July 26th, 200910:27 pm
I use to do some canning but not much any more. Seems like there is always something else I oughta be doing. I did try some spiced peaches recently, just a jar or two. But everybody pushed them around their plate and left them.. Ended up, I had to eat most of them. (My cooking is not “inspirational”.) We did eat the SC peaches in a hurry. So good! Just wash them and take a delicious bite. That pleased everybody.
Good luck with your new canner. That was a fine gift ( with an eye to some good veggies this winter)..
I love fresh peas. You must be a good gardner. I have a couple of spindly tomato plants. I think they will fall over dead if they ever develop a tomato. Couple of patio tomatoes look pretty good. My specialty seems to be weeds. They can come up through concrete around here.
Well, getting late. I’d better get going so I can get up in the morning. G’nite!
July 26th, 200910:36 pm
Add gov’t networked healthcare/insurance/whateveryouwannacallit to your financial history (credit report, credit cards) and your shoppers club cards, and this is what you get:
Anyone think we are not yet on this road?
July 26th, 200910:37 pm
July 26th, 2009
Wer’ve been adrift for decades. Where have you been? Shh, but don’t tell anybody. You’ll be accused of apologizing for our many sins.
July 26th, 200910:39 pm
July 26th, 2009
Maybe Liz can replace the lovely Sarah.
July 26th, 200910:44 pm
July 26th, 2009
July 26th, 200910:51 pm
The scary part is I see half of it already on a daily basis. Its only a matter of time, especially if the aclu is involved.
July 26th, 200911:01 pm
July 26th, 2009
Yeah, we can kiss our privacy good bye.
July 26th, 200911:02 pm
The only time I can recall when we looked so disjointed was when Bill Clinton was indiscriminately bombing everything “on the fly”.
I voted for the guy and was thinking “What the heck!!!”
July 26th, 200911:13 pm
I used to work for a company where I could punch in the phone number on the caller ID and see all the particulars about them. It did have an upside though. They’d call in ranting and raving, thinking they were anonymous. When they got through venting their spleen, I’d very politely thank them for calling, by name. Never failed to change their demeanor.
July 26th, 200911:37 pm
Like sitting at this computer and knowing that somebody out there knows everything I see on my monitor. I find it comical that many surf at work with no idea that most of them are being watched. I’ve witnessed many firings where the employees are presented with a mega page report as they are escorted out the door.
July 27th, 20095:11 am
July 27th, 20096:53 am
Because of the medical center’s location on the South Side of Chicago, a large number of indigent patients, without health insurance, were using the hospital’s emergency room for care. The nonprofit hospital, which in 2007 made more than $100 million in profits, largely because its beds and facilities were used by paying patients and those fully insured, paid Mrs. Obama to oversee the Urban Health Initiative program that identified indigent patients and then steered them to other area medical facilities. In fact, some of those profits came from Canadian citizens who traveled to the U.S. for medical procedures they could not get due to Canada’s restrictive national health care programs.
It wasn’t just Obama’s wife who was involved in creating the program. Senior White House adviser and political strategist, David Axelrod, and his PR firm in Chicago were retained to develop a media campaign to encourage area residents not to use University of Chicago as a medical facility-AmSpec
How about that for hypocrisy?
July 27th, 20097:39 am
Good morning all, Had a good weekend, I hope.
I signed in this morning to tell y’all a little story. remember back when we were talking about the F-22 and the Soldiers in Afganistan? I got POed when I realized that the Marines didn’r have proper gear and all. So, in my frustration, I snapped off a couple of nasty grams to Chamblis and Isakson. Haven’t heard from Isakson yet, but I got a reply from good ol’ Saxby, thanking me for my note about Sotomayor…
Our representatives are really out there listening to the people, don’t cha think? G-d help us all…
July 27th, 20097:56 am
Yeah Normal I remember.I also remember telling you your words would fall on deaf ears. Was I right for once?
July 27th, 20097:59 am
I Report You Whine
July 27th, 2009
That’s what we need, Michelle’s input on the health care bill.
July 27th, 20098:02 am
Scooter, you da man…My problem is I actually continue to think that our Representatives care about us. I am the walking definition of insanity(don’t go there, Whiner);>)
July 27th, 20098:04 am
July 27th, 2009
I don’t even bother with them. I do waste my time and energy with my representative tho, a medical doctor no less.
About waiting here for a doctor’s appointment with a specialist. I think they send you to the emergency room if you’re too sick to wait a few days or a few weeks.
Gandalf, the White! (Mufti of Gwinnesia!)
July 27th, 20098:17 am
July 27th, 20098:30 am
Good Mornin’ all. (especially Bud….yep he’s got this one too.)
This blog will become too cumbersome to be fun in a day or two…..
July 27th, 20098:34 am
“This blog will become too cumbersome to be fun in a day or two…..”
I don’t see it. It’s page delimited, every page has 100 messages on it…it’s not like you’d have to scroll through hundreds and hundreds of messages.
July 27th, 20098:43 am
Gandalf, the White!
(Mufti of Gwinnesia!)
July 27th, 2009
And to think, he’s an improvement over his predecessor.
More Bush deceit?
July 27th, 20098:48 am
TnG you really think he’s an improvement? WOW you must really Hate Bush! Barry is the worst we have ever had, worst than Jimmy the peanut farmer!
July 27th, 20098:49 am
July 27th, 2009
Doesn’t seem to be that much interest.
The more tinigs change…
July 27th, 20098:57 am
July 27th, 2009
Hell, he just checked in. Hang around, he’ll clean up Bush’s mess soon enough. It would take Jesus at least 2 years. I don’t remember Jimmy being that bad. He didn’t launch any preemptive strikes or run up trillions of dollars of debt. And before you talk about the misery index, that was the fault of the fed, left over from Nixon’s glorious days. No sex scandals which should have increased his standing in your eyes. And did I mention, a Christian, but I guess not a “real” Christian.
July 27th, 20099:01 am
Did it ever occur to you that some medical facilities are set up to handle indigenous care better than a university hospital? The same service at a university hospital probably costs a multiple of the costs of a facility set up to handle indigents.
So, in effect, Michelle and David Axelrod were trying to reduce the medical fee burden on EVERYONE else by properly channeling the recipients.
Typical Republican: no idea how or where to even start cutting costs. Wouldn’t know “fiscally conservative” if it bit you on the leg.
July 27th, 20099:02 am
Jimmy did lust in his heart, he should have stuck against Iran, but he had disassembled the military by then, and his feeble attempt failed.
July 27th, 20099:07 am
Finn…I think you mean “indigent” care…not indigenous
Jimmy Carter didn’t run up $1.7 TRILLION by giving tax breaks to the rich.
Talk about welfare!!!! Bush was a welfare queen.
Like a HO: flash W a wad of cash and he would start gushing and giving you wahtever you wanted.
Even high estimates for an early draft of the health care plan are “less than the $1.8 trillion cost of the Bush tax cuts.”
Paul Krugman on Monday, June 22nd, 2009 in a column
July 27th, 20099:08 am
Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)
July 27th, 20099:09 am
And did I mention, a Christian, but I guess not a “real” Christian.
Well, if you think being a Muslim is Christian I reckon you ain’t been to church in your life. And not even born in America to boot. It’s no wonder we’re in such trouble. And to think, every one of us redneck Conservatives that dies off gets replaced with a librul. I don’t even like to read the death notices no more. It just gets me down when I think, There goes another good Conservative with Fambly Values. Heck, our own kids are telling us we’re wrong about things. In a few years we’ll be half Mexican and about a third Those People and a fourth Towelheads and maybe about 1% good White Christian Conservatives. It gets me down when I think about how we’re going to be destroyed in a few years and probly loose the whole South to the libruls. I sometimes even hope I don’t live long enough to see my great grandkids. Which will be half-Those People and maybe a little Mexican throwed in.
Have a good day everybody.
July 27th, 20099:17 am
Gandalf, Good Morning! Jimmy did lust in his heart and confessed the sin, and remember we both agreed he helped the Military Family by raising our pay. The hostage rescue failed because of a combination of bad luck and poor planning by the military leaders. Not Jimmy’s fault.
July 27th, 20099:40 am
July 27th, 2009
He should have struck Iran? Why? Were any of the hostages being held killed? Maybe he shouldn’t have given the shaw sanction?
July 27th, 2009
And bad weather.
Redneck Convert (R–and proud of it)
July 27th, 2009
Jimmy was a Muslim, too?
July 27th, 20099:41 am
Jimmy and Ronnie???
Carter sent a rescue team in to get our people out, and a frickin’ sand storm screwed it up.
Like Ronnie Raygun, those of you have never served have no inkling that any mission like that is damned dangerous and things can and do go wrong. And people, great people, get killed.
At least Carter tried. I admired him for that.
And Ronnie? He turned tail and ran right out of Lebanon when the shiite hit the fan. But he did save us from those marauding Grenadians!
The difference is that one – the Annapolis grad, Carter – was a real military man while the other – Bedtime for Bozo – just played one in the movies.
And thus he is the epitome and hero of these never-served, never-will Republiconned chickenhawks…
July 27th, 20099:46 am
He opened his Free Market Warrior kiosk last spring, selling such items as “Impeach Obama” bumper stickers and baby bibs that say, “My parents chose life. Thanks Mom and Dad!”
And, of course, the free speech loving liberals are trying to shut him down.
July 27th, 200910:15 am
Boy Sara bailed on her state didn’t she.
She wants to write a book? She has the rest of her life to write books. I guess the money may not be there later. Well, hopefully the book won’t include tips on keeping yourself and your daughter from getting pregnant since abstinence “just ain’t gonna happen.”
Abstinence education is stupider than prohibition: everyone has sex, not everyone drinks. But in both cases, those who want it are going to get it.
July 27th, 200910:17 am
From USA Today, Sen Sessions. I like the line about the ruling taking private property and giving it to developers (to generate more taxes) a ‘pillar of liberal thought.’ It was the liberals on the Court, after all, that made such rulings possible.
But he does document quite nicely how Judge Sotomayor did not defend her past – she ran from it. So the question is, was she truthful?
“Opposing view: A confirmation conversion
Nominee lacks deep convictions needed to resist judicial activism.
By Jeff Sessions
Elections have consequences: President Obama’s first nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, will likely be confirmed.
But supporters of liberal judicial philosophy might find it a Pyrrhic victory. During three days of careful questioning, Judge Sotomayor renounced the pillars of activist thinking.
She rejected the president’s “empathy standard,” abandoned her statements that a judge’s “opinions, sympathies and prejudices” may guide decision-making, dismissed remarks that personal experiences should “affect the facts that judges choose to see,” brushed aside her repeated “wise Latina” comment as “a rhetorical flourish,” and championed judicial restraint.
Judge Sotomayor’s attempt to rebrand her previously stated judicial approach was, as one editorial page opined, “uncomfortably close to disingenuous.”
Why not defend the philosophy she had articulated so carefully over the years?
Because the American people overwhelmingly reject the notion that unelected judges should set policy or allow their social, moral, or political views to influence the outcome of cases. Rather, the public wants and expects restrained courts, tethered to the Constitution, and judges who impartially apply the law to the facts.
In the end, her testimony served as a repudiation of judicial activism.
But pledging “fidelity to the law” and practicing judicial restraint are different things. Which Sotomayor will we get?
At the hearings, which were praised for their substance and respectful tone, we looked closely at the record:
– Her 2006 private property decision permitted the government to take property from one developer and give it to another.
– Her 2008 Ricci decision allowed a city to discriminate against one group of firefighters because of their race. That ruling was recently reversed by the Supreme Court.
– Her 2009 Second Amendment decision would give states the power to ban firearms.
These rulings have three things in common. Each was contrary to the Constitution. Each was decided in a brief opinion, short on analysis. And each was consistent with liberal political thought.
I don’t believe that Judge Sotomayor has the deep-rooted convictions necessary to resist the siren call of judicial activism. She has evoked its mantra too often. As someone who cares deeply about our great heritage of law, I must withhold my consent. “
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