8:57 am November 26, 2009, by Jay
I hope everyone has a great day, surrounded by friends, family and bountiful food.
November 28th, 20099:26 pm
Tech needs to man up.
If you scroll back a ways you’ll find a double whammy at work. Bruno placed some filthy lucre on Tech and Bosch sprinkled pixie dust on UGA.
whiner…back when I was younger I used to really enjoy being out in the elements like you’re talking about…30 degrees was “brisk,” now anything below 50 is arctic!
November 28th, 20099:28 pm
“Doggone–what’s this sissy 1.2?”
It does depend on the 1.2! But this one shouldn’t have got to me like that, but it did. It was all up hill, from the valley to the gap and then back. Took me an hour to go up, 45 minutes to come back down. In my defense though, I did do 3 miles in 90 minutes last Wed!
November 28th, 20099:29 pm
I’ve tried linking music with an instruction to make it open in a new window, but Jay B’s rule setter, the evil twin of the moderator, won’t let them work.
November 28th, 20099:31 pm
RW–BINGO! You’re back….801!
Hiking–I can’t for the life of me understand folks jogging…shakes the liver out of place, no time to enjoy what’s around you and left out of breath and stinking and, really, does not give you nearly the “work out.”
November 28th, 20099:35 pm
Josef…I agree about the jogging, never could get into it…even when I was younger and thinner. I’ve always been a hiker, but it’s harder than it used to be. I’ve got fibromyalgia, not bad, but it makes my muscles stiff and I think that’s why all the hiking I did this week finally got to me.
I did 5 pretty easy miles a week ago and wasn’t anywhere NEAR as whacked as I am today.
November 28th, 20099:39 pm
RW–thass awright…I can get ’round hit, too…still got a bone to pick with Jaybird when he gets his tacky b*tt back!
Doggone–I try to pace myself at between 3-5 mph, depending on the terrain. One of my life’s goals was to hike the Pan American at least as far as Costa Rica. Have a neighbor who hiked all the way to Patagonia…man is absolutely amazing. He’s in his 60s now and spent his summer hiking the
Himalayas and then hiked through, ready for this, Pakistan and Afghanistan! Kept us posted on e-mail…the longest I’ve ever done was the Natchez Trace…took my time and it was a summer adventure…
November 28th, 20099:43 pm
Hanging Christmas ornaments sounds really EXCITING after my day. I cleaned out a closet !! Wow!! From whence did all that stuff come???? Now take that red quilted pocketbook with the big gold chain, would I ever stoop that low while shopping?? Could be. There it is. A red herring arising!! Maybe someone put it there while I was gone?? Yeah!! (Don’t tell. A member of my family gave it to me.)
Maybe it will find a true love at GoodWill. Mrs. Santa Claus maybe?? And the purple gift skirt so generously given? Off with you, I say. I’m cleaning closet without mercy.
To top it off, I ate MORE turkey and dressing. But eureka. That bird has gone. Now for the ham. I’ll let you know tomorrow if that is gone. As Andy said” Will we be able to stand the excitement?”
Anybody for an argument?
November 28th, 20099:46 pm
The guy that awes me is the one who did the “Triple Crown” of USA hikes in one year – the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail. He flipped from one to the other to get them all done. but in ONE year? That’s 7400 miles!
Dawgs will defeat tech.
November 28th, 20099:52 pm
I put the home office to order yesterday while posting…Oy! The stuff I uncovered…I don’t even want to think about that basement…Unmentionable says he’s taking it on. We’ll see. The life of a school teacher, You never know when you’re going to need that…nevermind THAT is in the bottom of the fifth crate behind the sixth pile of sh*t and you haven’t touched any of it in the last five years…I swear it looks like one of those places they do news stories about…
An argument? With you? I don’t think I would know how…now if we can get the Bookburner or Goebbel’s little brother in here…
RW–BINGO! You’re back….801
I’m just glad I was able to maintain the tradition of having a top of the page post that made virtually no sense to any current topic.
I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!
November 28th, 20099:55 pm
I humped the Manchu 100, from Fort Ord to Hunter Liggett, with 120 lbs. on my back. At the end of this monster was the Wizard, a hill that went straight up for over two miles. I saw men pass out, men rip their britches off because they were chafing their upper thighs, I saw men in tears, blisters welled out all over their feet. I never stopped. But I swore to God that I would never hike another mile if I made it.
I have yet to let my Lord down.
What’s the matter with you people? Hiking and running around in thirty degree weather shooting and shouting.
If our Maker wanted you to do that, he would have never invented recliners..
November 28th, 20099:58 pm
j$- You might be on to something here.
Now if they can play some defense.
November 28th, 20099:59 pm
“Hiking and running around in thirty degree weather”
30? Where ARE you? It was nearly 65 today, and that was up in the mountains!
November 28th, 200910:00 pm
That’s a bit much for me! I’ve done some on the Appalachian. One of my co-workers who retired last year is planning to do it start-to-finish this coming year. I almost did the Sherman’s March back a few years and am still considering it for the 150th anniversary. We’re also giving some thought to doing the Trail of Tears one…but as Unmentionable says, “my folks went by boat…you can walk if you want to, white boy…”
November 28th, 200910:02 pm
Now that’s the way to answer a 76 yard TD I tell ya.
November 28th, 200910:03 pm
Uh, j$, never mind.
November 28th, 200910:06 pm
My oldest son was stationed at Fort Ord at one time. He did not mention the hills but did not seem to enjoy sitting in the middle of the Mohave Desert several days shooting off some kind of big “thing” now and then. Got a little warm there.
November 28th, 200910:08 pm
Doggone–whiner’s up in Yankeeland taking shots at the common classes!
“If our Maker wanted you to do that, he would have never invented recliners..”
Tried to get Unmentionable to take a short hike the other day, “Let’s,,,” He says, “Let’s not and lie and say we did.” He wouldn’t walk two blocks to Publix, but he’ll go spend half a day swimming back and forth, back and forth, and call it fun…oh, well, he DOES still have that swimmer’s body, so who am I to compalain…
November 28th, 200910:10 pm
I’ve done some on the Appalachian.
Did you see Mark Sanford?
November 28th, 200910:13 pm
I was referring to Andy with the thirty degrees out hunting po’ lil’ birds. I included you for the hiking
How in the world could you travel the Trail of Tears in a boat? Or you sure he didn’t say Delta?
November 28th, 200910:15 pm
K’chak…nah, but I hear he was spotted headed down the Pan American toward Ushuaia!
BTW–if you go glacier hiking, I don’t care if the air temperature IS in the 70s, wear long pants…jus’ sayin’…
Mark Sanford hikes in Argentina.
November 28th, 200910:19 pm
Several of the transports were by boat down the Tennessee, to the Ohio, down the Mississippi to the Arkansas and then up to Ft. Smith…that was in the Cherokee…the Choctaw, who were the first and the ones who first called it the Trail of Tears, were taken by land to Memphis or Vicksburg where several transports were by the Arkansas…the better off often arranged their own transport and it was almost always by boat…
November 28th, 200910:22 pm
“Hikes?”–Is that a euphemism?
November 28th, 200910:27 pm
Do you have a BURNING desire to follow Sherman’s Fire Training & Scorched Earth March? Please gather evidence for the War Crimes Committtee since it seems to have slipped their mind.
November 28th, 200910:28 pm
““Hikes?”–Is that a euphemism?”
November 28th, 200910:31 pm
There is a group which has documented the event under the criteria set down at Nurnberg as both war crimes and crimes against humanity…
November 28th, 200910:37 pm
DADT ain’t got nuttin’ to do with a caliente Latin American chica. Just sayin’.
A few years back there was a news story about “vandals” who broke into the Sherman museum and all they took was the silver. The curator was not particularly impressed when I called to tell them that they could at least count their blessings it wasn’t torched, that is until I told her I was calling from Atlanta. Give her her credit, she saw the humor in it and said. “oh,well that’s different…”
November 28th, 200910:38 pm
What did the group do with their documentation on Sherman’s March? I hadn’t heard about them.
November 28th, 200910:41 pm
Oh, they just passed it around for those who have a memory longer than yesterday. I’ll have to see if I can find it and refer you to it…it didn’t surface in yesterday’s archaeological dig! I do have it here somewhere…
November 28th, 200910:46 pm
Speaking of burning, where IS the Sherman Museum? Do they have a Phoenix at that place? Too bad Sherman did not have a sense of humor.
My beef with you is simply that you wear your faith like a badge. And by unnecessarily calling attention to your faith in contexts where it really shouldn’t matter (e.g. politics), I feel that you unnecessarily create an us/them karma.
The only time I EVER bring up my faith is when liberals/progressives/democrats begin a discussion about how Christians aren’t addressing the needy among us.
I share what my church is doing.
So shoot me.
I’d probably never discuss my faith if liberals/progressives/democrats didn’t.
Put that on a bun, Bruno!
November 28th, 200910:48 pm
DUSTY, here ya are….
November 28th, 200910:50 pm
DUSTY–Lancaster, Ohio…planning a trip?
November 28th, 200911:01 pm
Why sure, JOSEF
Always wanted to take a trip to Lancaster, Ohio, wherever it is!!!! Bags packed, matches and kerosene ready!! Got on my black trench coat and drooping fedora. (Just kidding, Angry Black Man, I’m innocent. Don’t report me. I’d never torch the place. No, Sir. Honest!!!)
Lessee–at the rate we’re going we ought to be able to get Jay to over a thousand clics by the time he gets back. That ought to make him look good…
November 28th, 200911:04 pm
Now who’d ever think that a delicate little flower of Southern womanhood such as yourself would evah even considuh such a thang? Ah, declar-uh…BTW think we could get a group rate?
“That’s a bit much for me!”
Yeah, me too. I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of planning and conditioning it would take to do that many miles in one year.
November 28th, 200911:15 pm
It’s sorta like the joggers–where’s the enjoyment? I could probably do more than 30 mi, but to what end? I wouldn’t enjoy it and that’s why I do it to begin with, to enjoy it…I’m not out to prove anything…
November 28th, 200911:34 pm
It’s amazing that this thing is still up and running.
Senate report: Bin Laden was ‘within our grasp’
WASHINGTON (AP) – Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made the crucial and costly decision not to pursue the terrorist leader with massive force, a Senate report says. The report asserts that the failure to kill or capture bin Laden at his most vulnerable in December 2001 has had lasting consequences beyond the fate of one man. Bin Laden’s escape laid the foundation for today’s reinvigorated Afghan insurgency and inflamed the internal strife now endangering Pakistan, it says.
Thanks for the information. I was not familiar with americancivilwar.com Looks like Mr. Cisco’s book was not a big seller.in 2007. Already down to $15:65.
Actually, I wouldn’t buy his book. Too long ago and too late to do anything about it. I would not really wish to continue any further generation of hate from the past.. Sherman was not an admirable individual. There were no terrible incidents reported and passed down in my family. Just general very hard times. Perhaps they did not want to remember. I think I have mentioned before, one of my great/g/ great grans fought in the Confederate Army for two years. During that time, he slept outside. He had TB when he went in but he was cured when he came out and lived to a ripe old age. That was unusual in those days when TB was always fatal and the treatment was stay indoors with the windows and blinds closed.
My great/g/ great Aunt Emmy married my g/g/g Uncle Dozier after her first husband died of TB. They were still young. Medicine has surely come a long way..
November 29th, 200912:06 am
Just saw your 11:04
“DELICATE LITTLE FLOWER”!!! You, suh, are a gentlemun and a scholar. I do so appreciate your accuracy and kindly appreciashun of my gentul attributts. Yes Suh…Now, good nite.
And good night to all …
November 29th, 20097:00 am
WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made the crucial and costly decision not to pursue the terrorist leader with massive force, a Senate report says.
The report asserts that the failure to kill or capture bin Laden at his most vulnerable in December 2001 has had lasting consequences beyond the fate of one man. Bin Laden’s escape laid the foundation for today’s reinvigorated Afghan insurgency and inflamed the internal strife now endangering Pakistan, it says.
Although limited to a review of military operations eight years old, the report could also be read as a cautionary note for those resisting an increased troop presence there now.
More pointedly, it seeks to affix a measure of blame for the state of the war today on military leaders under former president George W. Bush, specifically Donald H. Rumsfeld as defense secretary and his top military commander, Tommy Franks.
“Removing the al-Qaida leader from the battlefield eight years ago would not have eliminated the worldwide extremist threat,” the report says. “But the decisions that opened the door for his escape to Pakistan allowed bin Laden to emerge as a potent symbolic figure who continues to attract a steady flow of money and inspire fanatics worldwide. The failure to finish the job represents a lost opportunity that forever altered the course of the conflict in Afghanistan and the future of international terrorism.”
The report states categorically that bin Laden was hiding in Tora Bora when the U.S. had the means to mount a rapid assault with several thousand troops at least. It says that a review of existing literature, unclassified government records and interviews with central participants “removes any lingering doubts and makes it clear that Osama bin Laden was within our grasp at Tora Bora.”
On or about Dec. 16, 2001, bin Laden and bodyguards “walked unmolested out of Tora Bora and disappeared into Pakistan’s unregulated tribal area,” where he is still believed to be based, the report says.
Instead of a massive attack, fewer than 100 U.S. commandos, working with Afghan militias, tried to capitalize on air strikes and track down their prey.
“The vast array of American military power, from sniper teams to the most mobile divisions of the Marine Corps and the Army, was kept on the sidelines,” the report said.
At the time, Rumsfeld expressed concern that a large U.S. troop presence might fuel a backlash and he and some others said the evidence was not conclusive about bin Laden’s location.
More good news from the chairborne 101…
I guess that’s what happens when you let chickenhawks and Neocons run a war… abject incompetence at best, treason at worst… I guess they were too busy focusing on protecting Dumbya from another pretzel attack to listen to their boots on the ground…
Angry Black Man
November 29th, 20097:08 am
I wouldn’t tell on you if that place somehow went up in flames. I’d think of it as an act of poetic justice.
November 29th, 20097:49 am
MR. PRESIDENT, BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW. DO NOT SEND MORE TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN!
November 29th, 20097:54 am
I agree with Normal, bring em home. We blew it there 8 years ago, no sense in dragging it out.
November 29th, 20098:07 am
So if Obozo surrenders to the ragheads it’s Bush’s fault?
That must mean that since Clinton missed OBL in the Sudan, he’s fully responsible for 9/11.
Glad we sorted that out.
November 29th, 20098:12 am
Rightwing, He is supposed to make his decision Tuesday. Word is, he’s going to send in over thirty thousand more. His motives bother me. If he is doing this to be “macho” and still have them fight under rules of engagement that only benefit the Taliban, then he is wasting good American lives. If he sends them in restriction free and give them the green light to do what ever it takes to win, then I will grudgingly back him. Otherwise, BRING THEM HOME!
November 29th, 20098:17 am
KABUL — Days after President Barack Obama outlines his new war strategy in a speech Tuesday, as many as 9,000 Marines will begin deploying to southern Afghanistan to renew an assault on a Taliban stronghold that stalled earlier this year amid a troop shortage and political pressure from the Afghan government, senior U.S. oficials said Saturday. -Urinal
Obozo’s acting unilaterally!
ew, ewwwwwwwww (As the libs used to say about Iraq.)
Where’s the world that loves him so much, don’t they want to fight in his righteous war?
November 29th, 20098:20 am
abnormal- If you can get busted in a war zone for giving the enemy a fat lip, I would dare to say that our troops hands are tied behind their backs.
But the impending slaughter of US soldiers is Bush’s fault, so who cares, eh?
November 29th, 20098:25 am
“But the impending slaughter of US soldiers is Bush’s fault, so who cares, eh?”
Andy finally gets a clue… and why should anybody care NOW???
Nobody cared over the last 8 years, why the sudden change of heart amongst the Chairborne 101st???
November 29th, 20098:43 am
Word has it that Obama’s strategy is to send 30,000 additional troops to secure the populated areas only, conceding the outreaches to the Taliban. In a press conference, Gibbs said we could be there until 2017!!?!!
November 29th, 20098:47 am
As to the SEAL, he will be tried, found guilty and fined one dollar. Case closed.
November 29th, 20098:49 am
Lord Help Us- Bush didn’t present unarmed US soldiers to the Taliban as some sort of peace offering or other freakish idea.
We used to kill the enemy, remember all the whining did back then?
Whiner, If President Obama does send in more troops, then from that time on, Afghanistan is completely Obama’s problem and no longer President Bush’s mistake.
November 29th, 20098:51 am
Whiner, that’s as far as I’m concerned, anyway…
November 29th, 20098:53 am
February 18, 2009
In the first major military decision of his presidency, U.S. President Barack Obama is significantly strengthening the combat presence of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
A total of 17,000 extra troops, with the biggest contingent coming from the elite U.S. Marine Corps, will arrive in Afghanistan by spring and summer.
Been paying much attention, duhgone?
November 29th, 20099:00 am
If this is really the way our government thinks, then we truly are screwed-
Raising the U.S. government’s $12.2 trillion borrowing limit tops an agenda of must-pass legislation that imperils Senate Democrats’ ability to pass a health care reform bill this year.
As the senators return from their Thanksgiving break this week, they must act to keep the government running and prevent a 21 percent drop in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients. -Urinal
The only threatened spending cut is doctors getting paid from a government run health care plan, hahahahahahahahaha.
What freaking absurd, childish little world you liberals live in.
November 29th, 20099:06 am
“Andy finally gets a clue… and why should anybody care NOW???
Nobody cared over the last 8 years, why the sudden change of heart amongst the Chairborne 101st???”
RT, not really, though it ALMOST sounds like Duhng finally does understand the deadly incompetence that has gotten us to this point.
BUT..I believe the worst of these conned will never have the intellectual honesty to acknowledge that BushCo was a disaster from the get go.
Militarily. Economically. On domestic and foreign policy. And in terms of integrity and honesty.
No, they will give him the free pass and the grade of A+ they did the entire time he was in office.
The good news though is that it has come home to roost for the faux conservatives and chickenhawks. And they are back to the status of where they rightfully always belonged – also rans…
November 29th, 20099:07 am
Even with China and Russia agreeing to additional sanctions, Iran has become even more emboldened.
Iran’s parliament passed a law on Sunday earmarking $20 million to support militant groups opposing the West. That’s Hezbollah and Hamas. Others no doubt.
They’re in the process of writing legislation that would allow them to end cooperation with the IAEA.
Huh? It wasn’t supposed to end this way, Mr. President.
November 29th, 20099:08 am
I’ll bet they honestly do believe this nonsense-
With unemployment still high, Congress has extended jobless benefits to the end of the year, the second such extension during the current recession.The Senate could soon be asked to vote on yet another extension, possibly as part of a larger job-creation package emerging from an employment summit President Barack Obozo will host this week. -Urinal
“Here’s some more of your children’s money, that’s about all of it, now stay home and work.”
“Or you can register democrat voters in the hood for one pack of cigarettes a day, maybe two. Here’s the ACORN phone number.”
November 29th, 20099:16 am
We’ll see Tuesday what Ima Gonna has in mind. My personal opinion is pretty much d*amned if you do, d*mned if you don’t. It’s a quagmire, but it’s his quagmire now, He put in a bid for it and his bid was accepted by the electorate a year ago. Frankly, I question the judgment of anyone who’d want that job to begin with.
November 29th, 20099:18 am
I thought, according to BuschCo, that deficit spending was a good thing, my how the conned nut sacks will flip flop and thrash about when faced with their own spectacular failures…
November 29th, 20099:19 am
My eternal optimism paid off! Yes!
November 29th, 20099:20 am
Cheney/Palin 2012…. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 29th, 20099:23 am
John Bolton Was Right and Obama was duped.
The Times’ reporter in Geneva, however, was taking what the Obama officials were saying and running wildly with the incredible news. Surprisingly, or maybe not, the Times had either not checked with Iranian officials or ignored their warnings in favor of the Obama Administration’s good news. Roughly a month later, the Iranian official statements confirmed the fact that the Obama Administration had been duped. The Times subsequently inched its way back to reality through multiple follow-up stories that increasingly showed skepticism in the Victory claims culminating with October 30th’s headline “Tehran Rejects Nuclear Accord.”
When Iran tried to manipulate the process by asking for more time, more talks or giving empty and last minute commitments, Bolton enforced the deadlines. Bolton was incredibly patient and willing to have round the clock negotiations but in the end forced a vote of the Security Council to the dismay of the Europeans and the consternation of Russian and China. It’s true that John Bolton would not win the most popular Ambassador award at the UN but being popular shouldn’t be the priority.
John Bolton was awesome!
November 29th, 20099:26 am
At one stop in Oakland City, Norwood drove six smiling children in her green Buick as community leaders showed the media rows of run-down, abandoned homes.
“What if a child walks past this and falls,” said Norwood supporter Diane Trimble, pointing at an uncovered water meter. “It’s almost like the city has forgotten certain areas.” -Urinal
And the democrats try to tag Norwood as a Republican.
She should adopt that “label” and run with it.
It ain’t like the succession of democrat mayors have exactly been wunderkinds.
November 29th, 20099:28 am
“Roughly a month later, the Iranian official statements confirmed the fact that the Obama Administration had been duped.”
So… we can’t trust a word the Iranians say, except for this eh???
Makes perfect sense to me.
I must say, consistency is the hallmark of @@’s positions…
November 29th, 20099:29 am
Republicans spend the people’s money on the people, not their reelection kampaigns.
November 29th, 20099:35 am
Yet this episode obliterates the public credibility once enjoyed by these scientists. And these are not just any scientists: Their work has been integral to the reports of the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the related push for legal restrictions on carbon emissions. It is hard to imagine what they could do to re-earn such prominence and trust. -Kyle Wingnut, Urinal
Lie even harder?
Hahaaha, and just think, I told you they were full of crap what, 5 years ago?
Never doubt me.
November 29th, 20099:44 am
Speaking of words.
Finally, Obama may have too much confidence in his own abilities, leading him to speak too often in too many venues, risking overexposure and reduced impact.
I couldn’t have said it better, but I’ll try…
Obama’s in overdose, not overdrive.
Republicans spend the people’s money on the people,
No, it’s Republicans spend money on the fat cats of business, not the people…sorry.
November 29th, 20099:49 am
All y’all outside the city, who should I vote for for Mayor and why?
November 29th, 20099:51 am
“No, it’s Republicans spend money on the fat cats of business, not the people…sorry.”
And so do the Democrats…
November 29th, 20099:53 am
I can’t tell you who you should vote for. Only you know what your opinions and concerns are. Choose who will best address those concerns. If I were voting, however, I’d be 100% for Norwood. I see Reed as just another in the line of politicians that have used the position of Mayor to better themselves and not the city. In other words, he has far too many connections to Franklin, Campbell, and others.
November 29th, 200910:02 am
That’s one for Norwood.
That heroic figure who wrote, “I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy.” (But he has NO problems helping get YOUR kids killed in the sand.)
Another imperialist PNAC buffoon who advocates full-spectrum American dominance vis a vis the George Bush’s new age Crusades.
I personally wouldn’t give a rats a_s what that mustachioed moron posits other than to the extent he and his fellow thugs got a ton of American kids KIA’d needlessly…
As gutless and as big an intellectual effete as possible. And another deadly, incompetent BushCo thug that was sadly born in this nation rather than 1920’s Russia…
November 29th, 200910:04 am
I’d go with Norwood. She’s worked tirelessly within the COMMUNITIES, not just the bureaucracy.
The NYT slams Obama and not Netanyahu? My how things have changed.
Said his ME peace initiatives were a failure.
Poor Bibi….having lost confidence in this administration, he’s now looking elsewhere for reassurances.
You have your opinion, I have mine.
November 29th, 200910:17 am
Yosef- Norwood has a track record of proven accomplishments from her seat on the city council, Reed, not so much.
The state run media has become a total caricature and parody, White House message lap dogs-
PRESIDENT OBAMA is expected to announce this week his plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan, a mess he inherited from his predecessor.-Boston.com
How can you take seriously people who spew such idiocy?
These are the same people that became 24/7 Towers of Babble, reporting every single solitary thing in Iraq as though it were a total disaster, remember the burning car video loops that we never get to see anymore for some odd reason?
Why were you so quite about the problems of Afghanistan until now, little children? Is it because you are expected to accept responsibility for your actions and that is something you just cannot do?
I’ve seen dogs with more maturity than the democrats have.
November 29th, 200910:23 am
A second statement from within the military?
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Air Forces Central Command isn’t waiting for the commander in chief’s decision on Afghanistan to plot its future role there.
Thinking outside Obama’s box?
November 29th, 200910:30 am
That’s 3 Norwood; O Reed
November 29th, 200910:31 am
It seems to me that Reed is mostly attacking Norwood while Norwood is mostly talking about issues. Even if it’s a strike against her that these issues could have been addressed more forcefully through her position on the City Council it gives her an edge in my mind.
/Not that the cynic in me thinks either one of them will be worth a damn…….
November 29th, 200910:32 am
Zaradari’s deepening unpopularity has put Washington in a bind over its avowed commitment to political stability in Pakistan.
If Zardari is forced from power, either on corruption charges or through a collapse of his ruling party, the US might have to deal with new leaders who are no better able to solve the country’s problems. — al Jazeera
Make no mistake about it ^^^ THAT is the result of the recent Kerry-Lugar Aid Package.
Nawaz Sharif is pushing the revolt. Sharif is no friend to America. He has a history of having collaborated with Al Qaeda AND the Taliban.
November 29th, 200910:36 am
a mess he inherited from his predecessor.-Boston.com
Ah yes, once again we have the poor little community organizer that got ripped off the street and into a probate court where he found, much to his chagrin, he had inherited the Presidency.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t he ask for the job for two years, even as he ignored the one he had that could have affected these situations, and claim he was the man to fix all these problems?
November 29th, 200910:47 am
“but didn’t he ask for the job for two years”
and why does that not mean he inherited the problem?
November 29th, 200910:59 am
4 Norwood, 0 Reed
“and why does that not mean he inherited the problem?”
He put in a bid, his bid was accepted. He bought it. It’s his. If we were a monarchy, we might say he inherited it.
November 29th, 200911:01 am
Josef, I would vote for Norwood too, Reed has too many ties with the present administration and they don’t have a very stellar record. Someone “new” is needed…
November 29th, 2009
“No, it’s Republicans spend money on the fat cats of business, not the people…sorry.”
That is the pity of politics and whey we need new blood infused into the system every time.
November 29th, 200911:02 am
What I’d like to hear from Obama is this:
“‘I eagerly accepted the problems this nation was facing at home and abroad. ‘How am I doing, thus far?’”
November 29th, 200911:05 am
“If we were a monarchy, we might say he inherited it.”
I don’t agree. No matter who had won that election, the wars were still started and mismanaged by the previous President. The problem is, and was, and always will be an inherited problem. The only thing that Obama didn’t inherit is how HE handles it now.
November 29th, 200911:06 am
Doggone, don’t forget the five D’s of Republidemagoguery – dodge, duck, dip dive and…..dodge.
The Uppity Muslim knew full well, as did 80% of the republic, what a vast cesspool the conned left us.
No need pretending it smells like roses…
November 29th, 200911:12 am
“what a vast cesspool the conned left us.”
I also like that they think he should have it fixed by now. They’re perfectly content to allow Bush 8 years to screw it up, but Obaman has to fix it NOW!
November 29th, 200911:20 am
Reporter–Did you put out your NFL picks yet? My only solid pick is Indy (-3).
November 29th, 200911:26 am
Norwood 5, Reed 0
Piggybacking on the 5 D’s and inheritance versus petition
” dodge, duck, dip dive and…..dodge.”
Ima Gonna has proven a master at these as well, in my opinion, and holding my line, there’s only so long you can apply these to the inheritance before the capital is spent. Whether he bought it or inherited it, it’s his problem and he said he’d fix it. Unlike the Christmas Turkey and DADT, I’m willing to cut him more slack here, but I’m not willing to give him an excuse package. We’ll see on Tuesday and I’ll reserve judgment and opinion until that time.
November 29th, 200911:27 am
“BUT..I believe the worst of these conned will never have the intellectual honesty to acknowledge that BushCo was a disaster from the get go. Militarily. Economically. On domestic and foreign policy. And in terms of integrity and honesty. No, they will give him the free pass and the grade of A+ they did the entire time he was in office.”
Out of curiosity, Am, if every last person on earth stood up and said that Bush was the Worst President Ever and a despicable human being to boot, how would that change your world?
November 29th, 200911:28 am
I was just looking through the games and it says Norwood is questionable for the Falcons today. You may want to take that into consideration, josef. If she’s going to let her team down to see if she can “inherit” the Mayor’s job no telling when she’ll turn her back on the city.
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