Gingrich, et al doing a swan dive into a swimming pool full of crazy

Conservative “intellectual” Dinesh D’Souza, writing for Forbes, tries to make the case that Barack Obama is secretly carrying out the ideological mission given to him by his birth father, a man to whom Obama had only passing exposure.

He concludes:

“Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation’s agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father’s dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is governed by a ghost.”

In response, Newt Gingrich tells National Review that D’Souza’s piece contains the “most profound insight I have read in the last six years about Barack Obama.”

“What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?” Gingrich asks. “That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”

In response to which, an appalled David Frum asks, in effect, just what D’Souza and Gingrich have been smoking:

“If Obama wants to expand health coverage, tighten bank regulation, and create government make-work projects it’s not because he shares the same general outlook on the world as Walter Mondale or Ted Kennedy or so many other liberals, living and dead, all of them white and northern European. No, Obama wants to do what he does because he thinks like an African, and not just any kind of African but (in D’Souza’s phrase) ‘a Luo tribesman’….

Nothing more offends conservatives than liberal accusations of racial animus. Yet here is racial animus, unconcealed and unapologetic, and it is seized by savvy editors and an ambitious politician as just the material to please a conservative audience. That’s an insult to every conservative in America.

Conservatives object to the Obama administration as too expensive, too regulatory, too intrusive, too beholden to Democratic special interest groups, and too apologetic about America’s role in the world. It’s a libel to claim that we object to the administration as too black or too alien. Bad enough when the libel is issued by liberals. Much worse when it is heard from our own writers, from magazines that speak to us, from political leaders who would speak for us.”

And of course, it is Frum and others like him who have been banished from the conservative fold.

188 comments Add your comment

get out much?

September 13th, 2010
5:08 pm

and this surprises you?

The Snark

September 13th, 2010
5:11 pm

When did Forbes magazine turn into one of those rags at the checkout counter that run stories about Jennifer Anniston’s secret marraige to a space alien?

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

September 13th, 2010
5:13 pm

I think a Luo tribesman would be better than what we got.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

September 13th, 2010
5:18 pm

Speaking a savages-

Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) — Two Iranian grand ayatollahs issued fatwas calling for the killing of those who insult the Koran, including anyone who burns the Islamic holy book, the state-run Fars news agency reported.

“Undoubtedly, the blood of a person who burns the Koran should be shed,” Makarem-Shirazi was cited by Fars as saying. Everybody should “strongly condemn” such an act.

No, islam is not a threat to anybody, why, of course not.

jm

September 13th, 2010
5:26 pm

Frum’s a good guy. Would be nice to have more Republicans of a similar mind…

Gingrinch shouldn’t have stepped into such an absurd mess…

Manut Chizonike

September 13th, 2010
5:32 pm

The Luo are stupid. America stupid to elect Luo. America need brave Dinka warrior. Not stupid Luo girl-man. Even a Tutsi better than Luo.

kayaker 71

September 13th, 2010
5:33 pm

Gingrich is a student of history. Don’t ever debate him, Bookman. He would hand you your hat. Never in the history of our country has there ever been a single president who has been so hell bent on destroying our way of life. He is violently anti business and thinks that government is there to solve every problem of the populace from cradle to grave. He had the greatest opportunity in the history of our country to start to heal the racial divide and he blew it. He couldn’t give a tinker’s damn about racial relations and elected to promote his government laced plan to take over our country as we know it. Nationalizing the auto industry, taking over student loans, passing watered down health care legislation, passing “bank reform”, nationalizing the home loan market, pushing energy taxation, increasing taxes beyond recognition… You think that all of these things were done by accident or because of a recession? Nope. He repeatedly conveyed to the electorate during the campaign that he was going to change this country from the ground up. And he has a good start unless he is neutered in November. Gingrich is just telling it like it is. And it hits too close to home to ignore.

Gingrich/Patraeus
2012

Palin fan

September 13th, 2010
5:37 pm

Gingrich and the brilliant thinker Dinesh D’Souza make a very good analysis of Obama’s pro-socialist and anti-American behavior. Just because liberals can’t understand complex conservative thimking, doesn’t make conservatives raschist.

Try something new liberals! Calling everyone who doesn’t worship Obama as a “raschist” is getting kind of old.

RW-(the original)

September 13th, 2010
5:38 pm

I think a Luo tribesman would be better than what we got.

Throwing a dart at a phonebook would probably work too.

Doggone/GA

September 13th, 2010
5:39 pm

ruled by a “ghost”? Yeah right. I can think of another word for ghost that he could have used, but it would have made his REAL point only TOO clear.

Road Scholar

September 13th, 2010
5:42 pm

Kayaker: Don’t insult Patraeus!

I wonder if Newt followed in his fathers wishes/history? Was Newt’s father divorced twice?

Haywood Jablome

September 13th, 2010
5:42 pm

He is violently anti business and thinks that government is there to solve every problem of the populace from cradle to grave.

koo-koo. koo-koo.

Go back to your AM radio and the chubby pink-faced idiot drivel.

Moderate Line

September 13th, 2010
5:48 pm

This an attempt denigrate Obama by pointing out his father to play on the Democrats reputation as being anti-American. This is more of a reflection on Gingrich than Obama.

RW-(the original)

September 13th, 2010
5:50 pm

I was starting to get nervous that we might not get the race card played in the first ten comments, but we just made it.

Scout

September 13th, 2010
5:52 pm

Jay:

You told me once that you (a “journalist”) had never even bothered to read “Dreams From My Father”. Well, I (a “conservative’) read every last word and it was a scary eye opener.

You should avail yourself of that opportunity and you will gain insight into the “stealth” president.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

September 13th, 2010
5:52 pm

“There will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases.”

That sounds like a stern headmistress dressing down some sophomores who have been misbehaving. But it’s actually from a letter sent Thursday from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Karen Ignagni, president of America’s Health Insurance Plans — the chief lobbyist for private health insurance companies.

Aahhh, fascism, just like in the jungles of Kenya.

getalife

September 13th, 2010
5:55 pm

Reading consanity will blow your mind.

Needs a warning label.

kayaker 71

September 13th, 2010
5:57 pm

Newt will run in the 2012 election and he, and whomever he selects for his VP, will win. Bozo has had his 15 min (stretched into 4yrs) and he has been the biggest colossal mistake in the history of this great country. He has succeeded in increasing our debt to unmanageable figures and his stimulus has made little to no difference in our recovery. He continues to throw money at every problem when just loosening the government restraints on American business would do more to put people back to work than all of the Chinese money that we can borrow. If you don’t think that all of this has been planned from the outset, you’re smoking the wrong thing. And to top all of this, he doesn’t have the balls to stand up to our enemies and protect our citizens from a foreign threat (Mexico and Islam). What more can he do wrong? This community organizer who has never had a real job, will certainly think of something.

Scout

September 13th, 2010
5:57 pm

OBAMA’S DREAM:

Page 372 (Dreams From My Father):

“…………. I heard the growl of a leopard and started to run into the forest, tripping over roots and stumps and vines, until at last I couldn’t run any longer and fell to my knees in the middle of a bright clearing. Panting for breath, I turned around to see the day turned night, and a giant figure looming as tall as the trees, wearing only a loincloth and a ghostly mask. The lifeless eyes bored into me, and I heard a thunderous voice saying only that IT WAS TIME (emphasis added), and my entire body began to shake violently with the sound, as if I were breaking apart …. ”

Scout

September 13th, 2010
5:59 pm

Kayaker 71:

I thought Jesse Jackson took them ?

Kamchak

September 13th, 2010
6:03 pm

More fear mongering.

Nothing new here.

Jackie

September 13th, 2010
6:04 pm

Conflate, extrapolate and obfusicate are the bedrock characteristics of the so-called conservatives mindset.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

September 13th, 2010
6:05 pm

Vice President Biden wasn’t talking about jobs when called this the “summer of recovery.” He was talking about construction projects.

That’s the explanation top White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee gave when asked about the more than 280,000 jobs lost over the past three months.

Never mind the childish like idiocy emanating from this utter catastrophe, it took them three months to come up with this?

kayaker 71

September 13th, 2010
6:11 pm

Jackie,

And you think that the last two years has been a success? Enlighten us on how far we have come since January 2009. Give us your wise counsel.

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
6:11 pm

“…can’t understand complex conservative thimking…”

No doubt. It is an “art form” not easily mastered in this realm.

Nothing more offends conservatives than liberal accusations of racial animus. Yet here is racial animus, unconcealed and unapologetic…

Cue up the “but, but, but the Klanners were all Democrats” and “blacks best friends are Republicans, but they are just too stupid and shiftless to know it” posts…

Outside of the American backwaters or on Fox Noise, nobody takes the serial prevaricator and adultering Newt seriously. And thankfully outside of Cobb County it is exceedingly unlikely he could get elected dogcatcher…

Keep up the good fight!

September 13th, 2010
6:17 pm

Fear I tell you. We have control of the country. We have the Presidency. You must fear what the majority wants.

@@

September 13th, 2010
6:17 pm

Gingrich never mentioned race, The Canuck, Frum did.

As for the underlying D’Souza article that inspired Gingrich, what is there to be said? When last was there such a brazen outburst of race-baiting in the service of partisan politics at the national level? George Wallace took more care to sound race-neutral.

Having said that, from a psychological perspective…Obama, having been rejected by his father, may be taking it upon himself to right all that’s wrong in the world.

If he had just been a better son, if his father had just been born under different circumstances….you know….all those “ifs”. A child whose life was beyond his control, will, oftentimes, seek to regain full control.

That’ll be 2 cents for the psychoanalysis, jay.

Scout

September 13th, 2010
6:17 pm

jackie @ 6:04

That was kind of like “burping”. Do you feel better now ?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

September 13th, 2010
6:22 pm

Well, I see Cuba is laying off 500,000 guvmint workers. That’s almost as many as Private Innerprize lays off in this country in a monrh.

Anyway, I figure we’ll have about 100,000 private contractors about to be layed off in Iraq and it would be OK with me if Cuba hires them to run the guvmint there. First thing they need to do is get rid of all taxes. Fees is the way to go. Fees is a Republican way to make sure somebody else besides you pays for the guvmint. Course, this will make it hard to pass a Tax Cut, but if you ain’t got taxes, you don’t need Tax Cuts. And somebody’s got to come up with a enema that Cuba can beat. Got to have wars if you’re going to run a guvmint.

Only thing Cuba needs to look out for is our contractors sometimes cut loose and kill a few people or rape a few women. Otherwise they’ll do a good job.

I’ll vote for old Newt for President but don’t tell the missus I said that. She don’t cotton much to men that hand divorce papers to a wife in the hospitle for cancer or that run around with a third wife before divorcing the second one. Or men that want to impeach a President for adultery while doing the same thing in private. She’s kind of old-fashioned that way. Anyhow, I don’t need a 360-lb. woman after me with a frying pan.

Have a good night everybody.

kayaker 71

September 13th, 2010
6:25 pm

And this from Cuba today….. The Cuban government will eliminate 500K jobs, that’s 500,000 government jobs, in a country no larger than Texas. They will also loosen restrictions on private business and try to improve their economy on the basis of free enterprise. All this from Raul Castro. Are you listening, Bozo?

Dusty

September 13th, 2010
6:25 pm

Good grief,

Does Bookman think elections are next week or something? First it is Boehner as the bad bad guy and now it is Gingrich. Does anything coming out of the White House and it’s policies ever interest Bookman?

Ooops, I forgot. He gets paid to do this. Oh well. A man’s gotta do what he’s gotta do (slanted, silly or whatever).

@@

September 13th, 2010
6:26 pm

Kinda makes ‘ya wonder…if:

Gingrich endorsed TARP. He has acknowledged that human activity is warming the globe. He attempted to work with Hillary Clinton on healthcare reform and with Al Sharpton (!) on education. He endorsed Dede Scozzafava in the NY-23 special election. As Speaker, he joined Bill Clinton to pass the S-Chip program, a big expansion of the healthcare entitlement.

why do jay’s left-wingers hate Newt, so? Can’t use his marital indiscretions ’cause those aren’t supposed to matter to left-wingers. Bill’s didn’t.

kayaker 71

September 13th, 2010
6:31 pm

Good fight,

The majority made a mistake and most of them know it. You will no longer have control of much of anything after November. The “majority” does not want health care, our huge debt and this sorry excuse for a president. Cut off the purse strings in November and turn him loose on his Presidential Library in 2012. It cannot come soon enough.

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6:31 pm

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jconservative

September 13th, 2010
6:35 pm

“Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation’s agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son.”

If this is correct, then Obama’s father is the most powerful human being that ever existed on planet Earth.

A dead man is setting the nations agenda through reincarnation?

So Gingrich believes in reincarnation? He does or his comments are bald faced lies. Do you really think Gingrich would lie?

And it is just the reincarnation of his dreams! That is even more powerful than just plain everyday reincarnation as another creature or person.

Dinesh D’Souza obviously believes that President Obama’s father is the Second Coming of Christ. Apparently Gingrich concurs. No other explanation would satisfy the requirements of divine power that they attribute to President Obama’s father.

Of course, the son did not inherit did he? His conduct of his office for the purposes of re-election would say he inherited none of his father’s attributes.

Interesting to say the least.

getalife

September 13th, 2010
6:37 pm

@@,

Back then newt was a sane speaker of the house.

Did you just play the Monica card?

Dusty

September 13th, 2010
6:37 pm

Well, I see AmVet is back. The vacation did not help a bit. “Serial prevaricator and adultering”….? Hey, nobody is talking about Bill Clinton here while he was president.

Same ol’ stuff. How about another vacation?; Take RedNeck with you. He’s all burnt out too from trying so hard to be a phony redneck when he’s a liberal hack.

WillieBee

September 13th, 2010
6:38 pm

The progressives have a trilogy of false and simple minded attacks they make on conservatives.
1. They are crazy.
2. They are stupid.
3. They are racists
And the progressives wonder why the civility of our discourse has declined. Once you see the pattern you realize that the progressives have a three shot revolver…and nothing more.
No wonder the country is turning their increasingly desperate attacks out as they realize that the president and his party are clueless, out of touch elitists who would render our country..well…France.
No thank you.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
6:39 pm

As a former admirer of Newt Gingrich, it pains me to watch his free fall into absurdity. All the Republicans have to do is keep their mouths shut and they are virtually guarantee a sweep this November.

AmVet–Hope you check back later for one last night of music.

Obama

September 13th, 2010
6:39 pm

Just more hooey from the deplorably pujorative plurality.

jconservative

September 13th, 2010
6:42 pm

kayaker 71

Do you mean “majority” or “majority of those actually voting”?

Just asking.

In the 2008 election the “majority” was the 65 million plus who voted for Obama. That was a far cry from the actual voting age population.
The fact that Obama received more votes than any president in history is a reflection of the growth of population. Nothing more.

The question on the table is all will House Republicans combined receive more than the 65 million votes that Obama received?

Kamchak

September 13th, 2010
6:44 pm

And the progressives wonder why the civility of our discourse has declined.

Thirty years of talk-radio has defined the rules of political discourse.

Kinda late to the party with this particular poutrage.

F. Sinkwich

September 13th, 2010
6:46 pm

Jay,

D’Souza said Obama is the most anti-business president in American history. Obama’s actions prove D’Souza correct.

Instead of quoting that old RINO Frum (is a quote from Gergen and Brooks in the offing?), why don’t you try to prove to us wing-nuts how Obama loves and supports the capitalist system?

Oh, that’s right.

You can’t.

Moderate Line

September 13th, 2010
6:46 pm

Here something more relevant to the election from the rightwing FactCheck.org. Obama and many Democrats allege Republicans are going to privatize Social Security.

http://www.factcheck.org/2010/08/obamas-latest-social-security-whopper/

Jackie

September 13th, 2010
6:50 pm

@kayaker

Since President Obama has been in office, we have avoided the second Great Depression, according to all economists. The economy under President Obama has had a net gain of jobs, helping to cover the hole of 8 million jobs lost under the former Administration.

We should be aware of the jobs that we maintained by the money spent on GM and Chrysler. Not only would those two companies have gone away, the jobs that were tied to the auto industry would have ben lost. Most estimate the number to be 1 million or more.

The health care initiative has brought health care costs into focus. Every economist that you could find said repeatedly, the cost of health care was out of control at 18% of our economy. Without the health care agenda, costs were estimated to rise to more than 45% of our economy within 10 years. Think you could have afforded health care at those prices?

Jay

September 13th, 2010
6:52 pm

Let’s review, Willie B.

We have a conservative intellectual of some standing writing in a mainstream business publication that President Obama is secretly advancing the ideology of “a Luo tribesman of the 1950s … (a) philandering, inebriated African socialist,” and a former speaker of the House* grandly endorsing the thesis, yet it’s the progressives’ fault that civil discourse has declined?

Do I have that right?

* The same speaker, of course, who advised his acolytes to describe opponents as, among other things pathetic permissive traitors. (See: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4443.htm )

F. Sinkwich

September 13th, 2010
6:54 pm

jconservative:

“The question on the table is all will House Republicans combined receive more than the 65 million votes that Obama received?”

Who cares?

Watch the scoreboard in November. It’s W’s and L’s that count.

Just for fun, how about naming one democrat running in a contested district or state featuring his affirmative vote on Obamacare?

Didn’t think so, ’cause there aren’t any.

Jackie

September 13th, 2010
6:54 pm

@Scout

I always feel better when the conservatives start talking. When they are silent, you have to wonder what they are thinking; when they speak, it removes all doubt!

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
6:55 pm

And the progressives wonder why the civility of our discourse has declined.

In defense of the ONE man, who more than any other, is the very poster boy for incivility in Washington DC. If one were to look up the word for classy in the dictionary, the antonym would be Newt.

Yes, the vacay was sweet, Dusty. Not reading you childish taunts and insults was just bonus.

Hiya, Bruno.

I understand you are gainfully employed. Congrats, brother. I had a real good feeling something was gonna come you way…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVLr0bLYiIs

F. Sinkwich

September 13th, 2010
6:57 pm

Wow, Jackie, that’s an awesome record of your Messiah!

Why do you suppose the majority of America thinks the points in your post are crap?

Oh, I know: Fox News!

Jackie

September 13th, 2010
7:01 pm

@F. Sinkwich

First, President Obama is not a messiah.
Second, his record stands up and can be fully examined by everyone, even you.
Wonder what would have happened if the President had chosen to follow the counsel of the Repubs and not spend all that money on the recovery?

Could you present us with any ideas?

margo

September 13th, 2010
7:06 pm

religion(s) is the biggest fraud ever played on mankind…

@@

September 13th, 2010
7:07 pm

Getalife:

Did you just play the Monica card?

It was a card!!??!!

Last I heard, it was a cigar. Probably hand rolled too.

Jay

September 13th, 2010
7:12 pm

Sinkwich writes:

“D’Souza said Obama is the most anti-business president in American history. Obama’s actions prove D’Souza correct.”

If D’Souza had left it there, we would at least have something concrete to debate and talk about. Frum himself suggests that he would agree with D’Souza on that kind of point.

But D’Souza did NOT leave it there, now did he? He went off into Crazyland, and Gingrich merrily followed him there. Why?

Pogo

September 13th, 2010
7:13 pm

Meanwhile, the pasty/bug-eyed Tim Geithner says that wealthy Americans shouuld pay more taxes. Maybe if he would pay just those that HE owes that would help. Pathetic.

@@

September 13th, 2010
7:15 pm

Whooaaa, the Obama administration just negotiated a $60 billion dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia?

Money in the bank.

The Boner's Tan Line

September 13th, 2010
7:20 pm

The Boner’s not happy. The Boner don’t like Newtered trying to steal his thunder. The Boner’s spending tonight in his tanning room. Watch out, Newtered, you’ll be blinded by the orange tomorrow!

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
7:22 pm

Congrats, brother. I had a real good feeling something was gonna come you way…

Muchas gracias, mi hermano. Le economia se esta recuperando, pero es muy duro ahorita todavia. Tengo beuna suerte.

Espero que josef y Senor Rustico de Lujo vendran esta noche por mi fiesta.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
7:27 pm

Cuando he salido, eres El Jefe del JG Blog, Senor Am.

Por las mujeres:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ipuHbi9D-s

Baila mi hermana, baila para mi!!

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
7:28 pm

Oops, del JB Blog. Esta bien?? ^^^

@@

September 13th, 2010
7:30 pm

Bruno:

AmVet’s already tried being the boss. It hasn’t worked yet, what makes you think it’ll work when you’re gone?

Just as I suspected, you considered YOURSELF the boss.

Weird, dude!

StJ

September 13th, 2010
7:31 pm

Obama’s policies are definitely modeled after some other leaders’ (using the term loosely here) policies, but there’s not a Kenyan in that particular group.

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
7:36 pm

Pogo, at 7:13,

Good point. LOL!

Which begs the question that, even after the attempted corporate destruction of capitalism, if BHO is “anti-business”, why did he surround himself with Wall Street tycoons and won the support of BIG corporate money?

Things that make you go hmmmm….

B, good luck indeed. And I celebrate your good news, friend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZsppOw2Mxk

Things that make you go hmmmm….

Pogo

September 13th, 2010
7:37 pm

Once again, Jay and the progressives are desperate and every piece he writes like this makes it even more obvious. Jay, in his heart of hearts knows that America has turned on progressive politics and his party. The one thing that I find surprising about Jay is his un-comprimising support of his beloved democrat/progressive party even when what they are doing is obviously detrimental to this country. Does your loyalty to party actually overtake your loyalty to the well being of the country Jay? It certainly appears so because if you can sit and say that the un-ending deficit spending that the White House and Congress have done since 2006 is a good thing, then I think the answer is obvious. Obama’s funneling money to the corrup leaders of the Unions for their support is enough to make one sick but that is only one thing. Bush, Obama and the Democratic Congress elected in 2006 have taken this country into un-charted waters financially and we are sinking. And the only thing progressives can say is to raise taxes on those that work, especially if those people make over 250K. Nothing about cutting spending, only raise taxes.

You can look for one tomorrow much like this from Cynthia. Newt is irrelavent in the discourse of American politics today. He is an author of confederate fantasy and a former Speaker of the House. He will not be a presidential contender in 2012 and he will not influence anyone. The next Republican nominee will not be Newt or Palin. There are much brighter conservative stars out there. Of course, look at what we got this time. We got a non-consequential inexperienced Senator from Illinois with two years government experience whose only claim to fame was being black, being a child of the corrupt Chicago political machine and being a community organizer (or a lawyer for them). And now we are paying for it, literally.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
7:38 pm

@@–Se necesita una beuna paliza. (era un chiste)

@@

September 13th, 2010
7:43 pm

Sure it was, Bruno.

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
7:46 pm

Oh, jeez. Yet *another* evening of irrational, hyper-obsessed, passive-aggressive, petulant, leg-humping from the albatross sisters?

Is that the extent of their game anymore? To be tormented by strangers?

Between her and Dusty, it’s like a stereo where the channels aren’t in sync, playing really, really bad music.

Toots, don’t go away mad…

Kind of a poor man’s Nazareth…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTj2q7tyGQM

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Bruno

September 13th, 2010
7:53 pm

RW-(the original)

September 13th, 2010
7:57 pm

You’re actually moving to the 121st largest city in the country.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
7:58 pm

@@–?No sentirias sola sin mi?

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
7:58 pm

B, you always have that uncanny knack of finding the very best song of any group. Though that one did get a bit of airplay it was nowhere near their huge hits.

But to me, arguably the best thing 3DN ever did…

Hopefully you’ll find one of these, amigo…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omv-twcYsYU

Vinny

September 13th, 2010
8:00 pm

Crazy, Bookman? As Herman Cain says, “You ain’t seen crazy yet!” As of November 2010, Obamba will be politically neutered. Americans have had enough of the outright lies and deceit of the democrat party.

It’s so much fun to watch you libs squirm!

chuck

September 13th, 2010
8:06 pm

doggiebag. I loved your cnn OPINION pice that supposedly debunked my argument about WMD in Iraq. First quote comes from Hans Blix, a MISERABLE FAILURE and the second from the MUSLIM head to the atomic energy commission of the UN. You would be much better off counting those box cars in Ohio. What a maroon.

Jay, you are despicable. Your only response to the conservative wave sweeping across America is that they are either stupid or insane. I would love to see all of your research proving De’Souza wrong. You offer NOTHING. You have NO IDEA how Obama was raised. Certainly he was indoctrinated at an early age in his Muslim upbringing. Much like you in your LIBERAL one. This article removes what little shred of respect I still held for you. What a pitiable display, even for you.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
8:07 pm

Hopefully you’ll find one of these, amigo…

Por supuesto, mi amigo. No hay muchas latinas en Columbus, pero hay muchas chicas negras.

Una cancion grande!!

kayaker 71

September 13th, 2010
8:07 pm

Jackie,

Smoke and mirrors. Our present debt resides at close to 13T dollars. We presently pay, out of taxpayer monies, close to 750B/yr just in interest payments. This comes from the taxpayers of this country, including you. Our present GDP/Debt ratio is at 84.6%. This is projected to increase to over 94% in 2011. This is gigantic in terms of financial leverage. It means that we have little to none. It is crippling to an economy to spend more than you have. But Bozo and his gang don’t realize this or are willing to ignore it. It neuters us financially as a country and puts us further behind the curve, especially when our biggest loans originate from China and Japan. If they stop buying our debt, we are screwed. We lose more on the international scene than just money. Our reputation, image and clout with other nations suffers greatly and we are no longer viewed as a player. But Bozo doesn’t either care or he is oblivious to what this debt crisis is causing. His focus is centered around government control and an increased tax base….. anything to pay for this fiasco. But the evil rich don’t even have the money to bail us out of this crisis.
GM and Chrysler would not have gone away anymore than other companies that declare Chapter 8 go away. They re-organize their debt, sell off assets and downsize.
The Health Care Bill is a disaster waiting to happen. It hasn’t even taken place yet and already costs are rising. You cannot insure an additional 31M people and not raise rates. If it is not repealed, we are in for one of the biggest clusters in US history. It needed revision but not this way.
Unemployment rate is still at a reported 9.8% and has not dropped except when the census workers were hired. It is probably more like 15% if you figure all of those who have just stopped looking. Foreclosures on single family homes are at an all time high. There are over 800 homes in the Macon GA vicinity that are either foreclosed or bank owned. Small bank failures are at an all time high in Georgia.
Give me a link on the 8M or so jobs lost under Bush. Bottom line, nothing seems to be working, yet Bozo still has yours and other Democrat’s backing. How bad does it have to get to change your mind?

Dusty

September 13th, 2010
8:12 pm

Well, Bookman, rereading this jungle piece which you said was caught by savy editors (lIke Bookman?) why didn’t you print that picture of Obama in his Kenyan outfit taken when he was visiting Kenya as a young man? That would fit right in with this silly story. Might as well put a little icing on this crazy cake.

Time for some jungle poetry : THE TYGER :

Tyger, tyger, burning bright,

In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies,

Burnt the fire of your eyes?

On what wings dare he aspire?

What the hand that dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art

Could twist the sinews of thy heart?

And, when thy heart began to beat,

What dread hand and what dread feet?

(There are two more verses. You can find the rest under William Blake.if interested.)

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

September 13th, 2010
8:14 pm

Speaking to the National Restaurant Association on Monday, Mrs. Obozo pleaded with restaurants small and large to take a little butter or cream out of their dishes, use low fat milk and provide apple slices or carrots as a default side dish on the kids’ menu.

You think this fat mofo ever ate an apple?

gtf outta here.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
8:14 pm

Espero que se encontraras una chica negra una dia, Am:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59K2kF6o9Tk

“?Por que la tiene un sabor tan buena?

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
8:15 pm

B, as you know, I’ve yet to “pluck that dusky jewel”…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpHze8lX_h0

Doggone/GA

September 13th, 2010
8:15 pm

“You would be much better off counting those box cars in Ohio. What a maroon”

I can do this all day. Why don’t you try refuting the pieces with something approaching facts, and not YOUR OPINION?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6190720/

Kamchak

September 13th, 2010
8:15 pm

Certainly he was indoctrinated at an early age in his Muslim upbringing.

I thought he was indoctrinated by Rev. Wright.

Can’t you silly coordinate your talking points?

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
8:18 pm

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
8:20 pm

Doggone/GA

September 13th, 2010
8:20 pm

“Can’t you silly coordinate your talking points?”

Now, Kamchak…don’t you know that he knew from before he was born that he was going to run for President someday? So he had to arrange to have fake birth announcements and papers created, and then he had to hide his Muslims beliefs behind a facade of Christianity? Really! You’ve just got to start paying attention!

mike

September 13th, 2010
8:20 pm

So what? Yet again a partisan hack pundit lets us know that he doesn’t like partisan hack pundits who don’t share his narrow political views.

Bookman’s blog is total crap. What a disgrace to the legacy of henry Grady that his paper has degenerated into a distributor of pointless dreck like Bookman’s.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
8:23 pm

Mick

September 13th, 2010
8:28 pm

Kayacker – I thinks you’ve taken too many spills or near drowned yourself, obama paranoia class five level.

Scout – your quote is quite confusing, that’s because anything taken out of context is irrelevent.

Pogo – never anything concrete just some major disliking going on.

Dusty – flying in on her broom about a month and a half too early while doing her best to cast spells and hexes on bookman.

I know you all are just good americans lending us your profane opinions but for heavens sake please look at all this BS smoke and mirror character assasination and GET A GRIP….this man became president because he is the american winner, leave the fairy tales to the children…

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
8:29 pm

So it seems that the world keeps on turnin’ but so what
I don’t doubt it, it just keeps on the move…..

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
8:30 pm

Am I the only one that thinks mike needs to get laid?? So grouchy, my friend…….

Mick

September 13th, 2010
8:31 pm

P.S. What kind of mother would name their child newt?

Th for the big one

September 13th, 2010
8:31 pm

Jay Bookman, liberal wingnut “editorial writer” just took another cheap shot. Of course from time to time Bookman “appears” to worry about the climate of our political talk. But not when there is a conservative to attack… err smear. In the last election cycle it was Bookman who won the race to “Nazi”. I wonder how long it will take him this time.
Not to “worry” Jay. No one will “remember” your snarky mis-characterization.

chuck

September 13th, 2010
8:33 pm

So Mick, you may have noticed that the biased HACK Bookman is the one who started the name calling.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
8:33 pm

Don’t want nobody who won’t dive for dimes
Don’t want no speedballs ’cause I might die trying
Throw me a line, throw me a line
‘Cause there’s a fat man in the bathtub with the blues
I hear you moan, I hear you moan, I hear you moan

@@

September 13th, 2010
8:34 pm

Bruno:

I’m in the process of mopping my kitchen floor. Don’t have time for your silliness, but the answer to your question is NO…perhaps somebody else will yearn for you.

Jackie

September 13th, 2010
8:34 pm

@kayaker71

We all realize the money that we owe and the interest that is accumulated because of said debt. Now, do you know why that debt is as large as it is? How does one go from being a creditor nation to a debtor nation in the span of 8 years? If you would think about the leverage the USA has in the world’s economy, you would come to realize we are still the big dogs on the block. Over 25% of the world’s economy must come through the USA; we have GDP of $14 Trillion dollars, more than the EU, 3 times more than that of China. With that being said, without our consumer economy, where does other country sell their goods and services?

If our borrowing from China and Japan neuters us as an economic power, why do all the countries througout the world clamor for our bonds? Wonder if their trust in our economic system is waining?

The healthcare bill has helped reign in the rising cost of health care cost. Don’t you think that keeping the costs from being 14% of the GDP to roughly 45% of GDP in 10 years was a good idea?

The problem with GM and Chrysler was more acute that those companies alone. What about the suppliers of those companies if bankruptcy had gone into effect? How many jobs and how much money would have been lost? Estimates are more than 2 million jobs. How many communities in the country would have been devastated with the prospect?

You speak of the foreclosure rate in the Macon, GA area. Did the President try to stem that tide with an effort to have the banks restructure those loans? If you remember, a vast majority of those foreclusures were due to people being unemployed, not the canard of sub-prime loans? Those same sub-prime loans were only 4% of the housing economy, therefore ;making the argument moot relative to those loans causing the problem.

Have you forgotten about credit default swaps and derivates sold by Wall Street, AIG and others? Did the bailout help statbilize the banking industry and stop a freefall of the world’s banking system?

I would have to say your evaluation of the economic problems being experienced by the world has been helped by the Obama Administration.

Shed some light on the statements I have presented and give us information as to disprove them.

Mick

September 13th, 2010
8:35 pm

chuck

It’s because this whole story line from dinesh an newt, sounds viral, is a “bogus hallucination” – you can quote me on that.

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
8:35 pm

Del

September 13th, 2010
8:38 pm

Now we have a story breaking about Faiz Khan, a truther who said that 9-11 was an inside job that A.Q. had nothing to do with, linked to the good Imam Rauf as his friend and associate in the Cordoba project. Can political correctness get any worse? It should be interesting how the administration and the MSM treat this revelation.

Steve

September 13th, 2010
8:38 pm

So a history professor whose academic career never advanced beyond teaching at West Georgia College is a “student of history. Don’t ever debate him, Bookman. He would hand you your hat.”

His 1996 Republican National Convention speech was one of the most widely-ridiculed speeches by a major public figure in memory — even the co-author of his first book as Speaker hasn’t “quite gotten over” it. (Actual excerpt: “A mere 40 years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. … No bureaucrat would have invented it. And that’s what freedom is all about.”). He claimed on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” that the Shoe Bomber (a Brit) was a U.S. citizen.

Newt Gingrich is a serial vow-breaker who rose to and maintained power by accusing his political opponents of immorality. He was the first Speaker of the House ever disciplined by the House of Representatives for unethical behavior. He blazed the cheating-on-your-cancer-stricken-wife path for John Edwards, but unlike Edwards, hasn’t suffered any consequences for it. He shut down the federal government because Bill Clinton didn’t give him a good seat on Air Force One.

It is rare to see the bar set so low for “brilliance” .

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
8:39 pm

Am @ 8:35:

Nothing like blowing the doors off the joint……. :-)

If it’s okay with you, let’s go with the Atlanta theme tonight. So many great songs that mention Atlanta. I just wish josef and HD were here :-(

chuck

September 13th, 2010
8:41 pm

Jackie, we did not go from “creditor nation to debtor nation in 8 years.” While we may have had a budget surplus, we still had a national debt. Instead of using that surplus to pay off that debt we squandered it..,.BOTH PARTIES. You may have noticed that the Republicans did not have a filibuster proof majority as the dems had. They had to cozy up to the devil to get funding to fight terrorists. It’s a shame but that is how the dems played it. Throw in stupid laws from Bush like working with Ted Kennedy on the medicare drug plan and the idiotic NCLB, also authored by Ted and we get what we got.

Del

September 13th, 2010
8:42 pm

AmVet ,

Welcome back, I was gone for a bit me self.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
8:42 pm

chuck

September 13th, 2010
8:46 pm

well, enough of this lunacy. Good night all.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
8:49 pm

I know they made the Ray Charles version the official one, but Django Reinhardt rocked it back in the 30s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqqpkQzQPns

Jackie

September 13th, 2010
8:51 pm

@chuck

The money was there to pay the debt during the Bush Administration, no doubt about that!

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
8:53 pm

A little “Sweet Georgia Brown” by Django. The man had more talent in his one good finger than most have in their whole hand:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpO5xIltlyU

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
8:54 pm

Del, thanks brother. Hope your time away was as fine as mine was.

I just spent one hellacious great week with some of the sweetest folks on the planet. And I am still sky high from hanging out with them and watching one of the greatest performances of the greatest albums (for me) ever made.

And the truth be told, I’m still pretty emotional from this late-life musical epiphany. (I love my life.)

“I just wish josef and HD were here.”

Ditto, my brother.

So indulge me this one TR gem, with my dear friend Bobby Strickland on horns…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6nYC9PPE8g

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
8:58 pm

B, you know HD would be all over that ARS!

Not a Georgia song, per se, but it’s mentioned in this Fogelberg masterpiece…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhAxBmyWu2c

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
8:59 pm

So indulge me this one TR gem, with my dear friend Bobby Strickland on horns…

Well, I guess it wouldn’t be Monday Night music with a little TR. I threw a TR reference your way last Friday when HD played “Second Avenue” by Tim Moore. He and TR played together in a mid 60s Philly band called “Woody’s Truck Stop”.

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
9:03 pm

Wow. Woody’s Truck Stop! Pre Nazz. You know your Philly/Jersey roots, my man.

I know I keep playing this one, but it is just so sweet I can’t help it…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CG0f94xlg8&p=9AAA051B09871123&playnext=1&index=60

Del

September 13th, 2010
9:06 pm

Am/Vet,

Yep a great time in Alaska lots of wildlife that I enjoy watching. We got within 15 meters of a wolf, a very rare opportunity. Grizzley, Caribou, Dall Sheep. We then went on to Seattle, wonderful city. A little bit of Oregon and then up through Washington state, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Ranier.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
9:06 pm

I’m gonna take me that south-bound,
All the way to Georgia now,
Till the train it run out of track

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEOV5vWfSgI

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
9:14 pm

I know I keep playing this one, but it is just so sweet I can’t help it…

A far as I’m concerned, you can play that one every night…..Takes me back to the summer of ‘77 when my buddy and I took the bus to Pittsburgh to stay with some girls we met down at the shore. If you can believe it, their mother let us stay at their house. Pop seemed cool with it as well. Of course, I wasn’t asking any questions……

BIG T

September 13th, 2010
9:14 pm

The conservative men are crazy, nut cases, war mongers, chicken hawks, greedy, mean spirited……The conservative woman are slutty, inexperienced, bitchy, uneducated.
I guess there is nothing to debate…

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

September 13th, 2010
9:15 pm

No one walks the streets of Manhattan fearing a Methodist may blow up his office, hijack his flight, or kill his son fighting in Afghanistan. Unless you are Angelina Jolie or the dean of Yale Law School, this is not only true but obvious.-WSJ

Angelina bookman, just sayin…

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
9:17 pm

It was kinda pop, but I think Vicki Lawrence rocked this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6-4N0IPVh8

Del

September 13th, 2010
9:17 pm

Bruno,

Great sound by the Marshall Tucker band. Back in that time frame I played it several times a day over a girl friend who said good bye. It went on for about a week until it occurred to me that I wasn’t in love with her either. Still like the sound though.

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
9:18 pm

Del, sweet. I am so happy for you. (And slightly jealous.) That close to that wonderful animal. Crazy…

I’m guessing it looked like this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/Canis_lupus_265b.jpg

Sadly she’s one of the 8 states I’ve never been to. But have always dreamed of doing so, and being a once-upon-a-time, post modern outdoors-man have watched everything I could about her. Including the lovely Ms. Palin. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)

And my one trip to Seattle and Washington was to climb Rainier…

B, great story! I have one similar from staying with my sister-in-laws pen pal in London. Wild times.

When he was relevant. (Musically.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDm_ZHyYTrg

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
9:18 pm

That’s the night that the lights went out in Georgia
That’s the night that they hung an innocent man
Don’t trust your soul to no backward Southern lawyer
Cuz the judge in town has got blood stains on his hands

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
9:19 pm

It went on for about a week until it occurred to me that I wasn’t in love with her either.

Del–You’re a better man than me. It usually takes me at least a month.

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
9:23 pm

Another cool cat to have played with TR, doing a post Allman Joys cover…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQMU1S8FhKg&feature=fvw

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
9:26 pm

Am–You’re on fire tonight with the Charlie Daniels and the Allmans earlier.

@@

September 13th, 2010
9:27 pm

Men, and their touchy feelies.

I’m embarrassed for you fellas. Truly, I am.

I can’t say as I’ve met women as mushy as you guys.

Del

September 13th, 2010
9:27 pm

Am/Vet,

The wolf looked about like that only leaner. I had a German Shep who looked just like that picture. People used to ask me if he had Wolf blood. He was a registered G.S.D. and trained in every way. Lost him 8 years ago and cried like a baby.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
9:28 pm

“Cuz I was born in the backseat of a greyhound bus, rolling down Highway 41″:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1×28jaeyX2s

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
9:30 pm

I can’t say as I’ve met women as mushy as you guys.

C’mon, @@, embrace your inner woman. She’s in there somewhere.

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
9:30 pm

This infectious classic became the theme song for a certain basketball team.

And this video makes it perfect…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmXbTi5GjDE

Del

September 13th, 2010
9:30 pm

@@,

Yeah, we’re mushy when it comes to animals and great music.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
9:33 pm

Here you go, @@, here’s one you can sing to your man tonight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3AsjTjmKWk

Mick

September 13th, 2010
9:34 pm

You want mushy, this comedy troop can sing and swing, worth a repost-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_Y6UKMp8Qw

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
9:34 pm

“Lost him 8 years ago and cried like a baby.”

Good on you. And good that you had each other.

That Georgia’s always on my my my my my my my my my mind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn3YqoRDTQo

Del

September 13th, 2010
9:39 pm

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
9:44 pm

Am @ 9:34–I guess we can slide that one in the back door, but just barely. ;-)

Per your 9:30. hoe you caught Django Reinhardt’s version @ 8:53. Django friggin rocks.

Lost him 8 years ago and cried like a baby.

Del–I don’t even want to tell you what I went through when my beloved pet rabbit Boo-Boo died a little over 3 years ago. I used to wonder about people who got all emotional when they lost a pet, until it happened to me. I rescued him from the street, and we had a bond that words can’t describe.

Del

September 13th, 2010
9:44 pm

Okay about taps in a few more hours…have a really good evening y’all.

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
9:48 pm

B, I just though all those Moscow and Ukraine references would give it away. (grin)

Great Stooges, Mick. Some of their very best.

And Del, Wags K’s the ninth to complete Lowe’s shutout gem.

October babeball fever, baby.

Boys, I think I just found the perfect song.

I remember to this day
The bright red Georgia clay
And how it stuck to the tires
After the summer rain

Me and you and a dog named Boo
Travellin’ and livin’ off the land
Me and you and a dog named Boo
How I loved bein’ a free man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fgGNZYR5QM

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
9:49 pm

Enjoyed hanging with you tonight, Del.

TnGelding

September 13th, 2010
9:53 pm

That’s what’s so disappointing about Newt. He knows better.

TnGelding

September 13th, 2010
9:57 pm

@@

September 13th, 2010
9:27 pm

Good observation. Most of you women are hard-hearted, and hard-headed, Hannahs. But we still love you!

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
9:58 pm

Am @ 9:48–Change that to “Me and you and a bunny named Boo” and it will fit me.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
10:05 pm

When “Centerfield” came out, I was still delivering pizzas. It seemed like a big departure from his earlier material, but an instant classic by John Fogerty.

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
10:06 pm

An Atlanta boy by way of Boston and Connecticut.

A new age maestro…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMJk4Edm8rU

Jack

September 13th, 2010
10:07 pm

The scary part is that Jackie probably votes.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
10:09 pm

Well, we can’t forget Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ode to the Georgia Peaches:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhaSTAfcti8

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
10:17 pm

The scary part is that Jackie probably votes.

And I doubt you’re half the man he is. (Well, technically four letters to six, but, trust me.)

But please do go ahead and compare stories. And let us decide, never-done-jack.

You keep pounding that sweet Skynyrd, B.

Athens gets a rockin’ shoutout…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3icBcr1_Tw

Scout

September 13th, 2010
10:18 pm

“We have a conservative intellectual of some standing writing in a mainstream business publication that President Obama is secretly advancing the ideology of “a Luo tribesman of the 1950s.”

“We have a liberal intellectual of some standing wirting in a major (strike that you honor) writing in a minor Amerian newspaper advocating the ideology of an unqualifed president is not a product of his elementary, high school and college years.”

Jay: Please read the book !

Jackie

September 13th, 2010
10:27 pm

@Jack

The horrific part, is that you vote without understanding what you are voting for.

Scout

September 13th, 2010
10:29 pm

“Long-term influences on political orientation”

Secondly, teachers and other educational authority figures have a significant impact on political orientation. From as early as age 4 up until 18, children spend about 25 percent of their time involved in educational processes. Post-secondary education significantly raises the impact of political awareness and orientation.

“Also consider that childhood and adolescent stages of personal growth have the highest level of impressionability.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theories_of_political_behavior

RW-(the original)

September 13th, 2010
10:30 pm

@@

September 13th, 2010
10:33 pm

Well, Del’s gone, but what the hey. My heart is extremely tender when it comes to animals. Music? It’s just music to me.

My husband claims that when he was a kid, if his dog died, he just went to the landfill to get another one.

Bruno:

My womanhood is out there for everyone to see. Unfortunately, yours is too.

Leaving now so that you and AmVet can enjoy your last moments together.

Scout

September 13th, 2010
10:36 pm

Jay:

My 9:29 was in response to your 6:52. It does have a great impact on one’s future belliefs and that is what we have here …………… the first American President who was not raised like an American in his most impressionable days.

The Muslim call to prayer constantly ran through his ears rather than “Stars and Stripes Forever” or “Davy Crockett.”

And those two persons if born twins will be entirely different for the rest of their lives.

CutandPaste

September 13th, 2010
10:38 pm

JB,
Great job with the copy and paste again. Maybe your skateboard dude could have written a full column without ripping off someone else. I’m glad the AJC pays you and CT for your copy and paste abilities.
Why don’t you link to D’Souza’s column so that your readers could check out how “crazy” it is? Nevermind – I’ll do that for you… http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0927/politics-socialism-capitalism-private-enterprises-obama-business-problem.html

One more thing – I just noticed Paul Krugman was writing in the NYT about how “crazy” conservatives were in regards to Gingrich and D’Souza. Here’s the link from the Krugman blog. Man, you libs sure are in tune with each other. Conservatives ARE CRAZY!!!!

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/ex-im-bonkers/

Scout

September 13th, 2010
10:39 pm

Barack Obama is not our first black president or even our first Muslim president.

He is our first foreign president

CutandPaste

September 13th, 2010
10:39 pm

That was an 8 minute lag between Krugman’s blog and Jay’s little blog!!!

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
10:47 pm

In my experience, @@, the friendships that women have with each other don’t compare to male friendships. Women are too catty and competitive to ever trust one another.

At any rate, Am, it’s been a great ride. Sorry you missed the Jon Anderson concert. It was more like an episode of Storytellers on VH1 than your typical concert. And with such a small venue, there wasn’t a bad seat in the house.

One from the Boss:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaLsE-HufG8&feature=related

The Leg Lamp is a "major award" much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel.

September 13th, 2010
10:53 pm

“a swimming pool full of crazy”? If you’re talking about the Obama administration, then I agree.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
10:58 pm

Maybe this should be the JB blog theme:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkFQHScyti0

It’s the same thing night on night
Who’s wrong baby who’s right
Another fight and I slam the door on
Another battle in our dirty little war

Mike

September 13th, 2010
11:00 pm

Newt Gingrich is beedy-eyed. Look at those little eyes darting back and forth.

Great choice, Republicans.

Brett

September 13th, 2010
11:01 pm

Newt. Such a repugnant, inferior little man. Appealing to the weak & neddy in our midst. A travesty.

AmVet

September 13th, 2010
11:03 pm

Scout. I think we’re all foreigners if you go back long enough.

Love him, hate him or somewhere in between, JB has a way with words. And facilitates this forum. There must be countless others, not nearly so cool, that the Bookman bashers (NOT you, Corporal) could enjoy, no?

But personally, I find it strange that people hang out at a place that p*sses them off.

B, sorry about missing that. I read where it was a solo acoustic affair? But the past week was a blur – four states in nine days.

“…it’s been a great ride.”

Yes, it has.

The blue-eyed soul, the funk, the Dead. The best of the best.

You’ll be missed. (Even if some won’t tell you so.)

One last offering to the band to wrap her up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PjnOdHq-T8

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RW-(the original)

September 13th, 2010
11:26 pm

You’ll be missed. (Even if some won’t tell you so.)

amvet, he’s given goodbye speeches on every thread for the last five days or so. Does everybody really have to give him a send-off each time?

Besides I give it four days tops before he stops by for “a visit” and a month before we get the whole “It didn’t work out in Columbus, pray for me to get a job and I’m back for 23 more hours a day until I get one” post.

Bruno

September 13th, 2010
11:31 pm

But personally, I find it strange that people hang out at a place that p*sses them off.

Since actions speak louder than words, and people always vote with their feet, I don’t believe the naysayers when they say they can’t stand Jay or don’t enjoy hanging around here. I guess some people feel more comfortable hiding behind the walls they build for themselves than coming right out front with how they feel. Which is a shame, because life is short and can be gone in an instant.

You’ll be missed. (Even if some won’t tell you so.)

According to at least one naysayer, this place will better off without me, and possibly without you. I don’t believe that either, Brother Am. Political discussions are the cover, but everyone comes here for the fellowship, and anyone who says otherwise is lying. You raise people’s spirits, as does josef and HD. The blog band was formed for a reason, and won’t be the same without all four of us. John was the first to go, so I guess it’s fitting for me to go first as well. I’ll drop by from time to time, but have to move on and be more productive with my time.

At heart, I’ll always be a Jersey boy with sand in my veins and swamp water in my shoes. So, for my swan song, I’m going to back to the Boss and the (unofficial) Jersey state song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxuThNgl3YA&ob=av2e

RW-(the original)

September 13th, 2010
11:40 pm

Of course when either josef or HD go missing people actually ask about them.

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Finn McCool

September 14th, 2010
3:55 am

Obama hates white people
I’m not racist!

Obama hates white people
How dare you call me racist!

Obama’s a tribesman, not an American
No, I’m not a racist!

You conservatives are total effen nuts.

USinUK

September 14th, 2010
5:25 am

Swan dive into a pool of crazy? criminey, Jay, he’s been wallowing in the nutty since his bretheren kicked him out of the fold!

I Report :-) You Whine :-( mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

September 14th, 2010
6:25 am

With the explosive growth in government this is an important moment in our history to revisit Jefferson and ask: Has all of this well-intentioned government made us more prosperous and free? Are we twice as prosperous when government doubles in size? Has the 50 percent increase in non-defense discretionary spending since 2001 given us 50 percent more opportunity? Obviously, the answer is no. In just the past two years, spending on discretionary programs has increased at 16.9 percent while wages have increased less than 2 percent. More troubling, we are on the edge of an economic abyss, with our $13 trillion debt threatening to bankrupt our country. The scope of our debt-which has hit 90 percent of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP)-is already preventing the creation of 1 percent of GDP a year, which translates into 1 million fewer jobs.

Yep, and what do you think the dummycrat answer is?

Porkulus II, of course.

USinUK

September 14th, 2010
6:25 am

(GE CEO Jeff) Immelt said angry political rhetoric is not helpful and headlines are too focused on finding negative indicators. He said business at GE, one of the world’s largest companies, is improving.

Immelt said the country is going to need to adjust, though. The economy since the 1970s has been driven by consumer credit and a misguided notion in building a “lazy” service economy, he said, and manufacturing, with an aim to reduce the trade deficit, is the key.

“It was just wrong. It was stupid. It was insane,” Immelt said of the push for a service-based economy. “The future of our economy has to be as an exporter.”

He said GE is now finding it profitable to build manufacturing and service centers in the United States rather than overseas, because it is finding it more competitive to do so.

More investment is needed in technology innovation, exports need to be rejuvenated, and clean energy and affordable health care need to be given top billing for policymakers, Immelt said.

But the corporate leader said he recognizes a polarizing environment in Washington makes it unlikely a national energy policy and other helpful guidance will ever take hold. Instead, he urged local business leaders and government officials in the audience to come up with their own local solutions.

“Anger is not a strategy. Anger does not create growth. Only optimism creates growth,” he said. “Be the contrarian. Everyone is mad today. Be happy.”

http://www.cnbc.com/id/39155788

TnGelding

September 14th, 2010
6:42 am

USinUK

September 14th, 2010
6:25 am

What, and ruin a good “bring Obama down” strategy? Everyone be happy and magnanimous! Be thankful for the 139.527 million jobs we have! Have a great one!

USinUK

September 14th, 2010
6:48 am

TnG – “What, and ruin a good “bring Obama down” strategy?”

I know — why think about the betterment of the country when you can throw rocks at the administration, instead

TnGelding

September 14th, 2010
6:51 am

I Report :-) You Whine :-( mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin…

September 14th, 2010
6:25 am

$13 trillion in debt? What about the $55 trillion in household wealth? I like that ratio. The wealthiest 2% among us could pay off the debt with about half of the wealth they’ve accumulated partly due to low taxes.

USinUK

September 14th, 2010
6:59 am

Driving the disparity in the ad wars has been an array of Republican-oriented organizations that are set up so they can accept donations of unlimited size from individuals and corporations without having to disclose them. The situation raises the possibility that a relatively small cadre of deep-pocketed donors, unknown to the general public, is shaping the battle for Congress in the early going.

The yawning gap in independent interest group spending is alarming some Democratic officials, who argue that it amounts to an effort on the part of wealthy Republican donors, as well as corporate interests, newly emboldened by regulatory changes, to buy the election.

“While each of our campaigns has the resources they need to be competitive, we now face shadow groups putting their thumbs on the scale with undisclosed, unlimited and unregulated donations,” said Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/us/politics/14money.html?_r=1&hpw

USinUK

September 14th, 2010
7:00 am

but, yeah, I’m sure they all have the welfare of the hard-working middle-class at heart …

Independent

September 14th, 2010
7:03 am

Jay, you should open your mind a little bit about D’Souza’s opinion piece and realize that many people who follow in their father’s (or mother’s) footsteps. There are within many families generation after generation of military officers, firemen, policemen, journalists, welfare recipients, and teenage mothers. While Obama is not following his father in career, he may be following his beliefs.

USinUK

September 14th, 2010
7:08 am

“While Obama is not following his father in career, he may be following his beliefs”

his parents were divorced when he was 3 and saw him once when he was 10. oh, yeah – HUGE influence there.

Doggone/GA

September 14th, 2010
7:11 am

“While Obama is not following his father in career, he may be following his beliefs.”

He must have been a REALLY fast talker then, since he only met with his son ONCE after the boy was 3 years old…when Barack Obama was 10 years old.

USinUK

September 14th, 2010
7:12 am

Doggone – not so much the Manchurian Candidate as the Mombassan Candidate

:roll:

Doggone/GA

September 14th, 2010
7:14 am

USinUK…think they’ll EVER learn that life experiences are not genetically transferred?

USinUK

September 14th, 2010
7:17 am

Doggone – “There are within many families generation after generation of military officers, firemen, policemen, journalists, welfare recipients, and teenage mothers”

the last 2 are my favorites.

Larry Major

September 14th, 2010
7:20 am

Wow, what a weird dream. There was this blog, okay, and it was about the national health care program of – get this – a 1950’s tribe in Kenya. Wait, wait – the Grinch was like this Washington Senator or something, and he was complaining about the colonists who fought for independence from the British – like someone would be a Senator in a country they think shouldn’t exit. Man, I gotta stop falling asleep in front of the TV before I turn it off.

TaxPayer

September 14th, 2010
7:24 am

We already know what Newt does for a living. The only thing left is the haggling between him and folks like the Koch brothers over price.

Independent

September 14th, 2010
7:37 am

Facts, they can be damning can’t they. Wait, libs are all about emotion.

USinUK

September 14th, 2010
7:48 am

“Facts, they can be damning can’t they”

indeed, they can be. however, your 7:03 was bereft of them, where Obama is concerned.

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Richard

September 14th, 2010
10:30 pm

Seeing the exchanges here makes me realize there is absolutely no hope whatsoever for America.
There is no way you can vote your way out of this. There is no government in America and there are no political parties. The government has been privatized and the politicians are not representatives. They are employees of special interests. They do not work for you; they work for multinational corporations and the international banking cartel. Neither republican nor democrat has any concern for the general welfare or any loyalty to the country. They are all criminals and they are intent upon destroying the United States. The only difference will be the choice of weapons. Democrats prefer the scalpel while Republicans favor the chainsaw.
So, continue your pointless arguments while the bankers turn you all into private property.
Enjoy your new third world country.

nic rossouw

September 15th, 2010
6:42 pm

why is this crap news? every time some right-wing nut job like de souza or gingrich regurgitates another half-baked theory about the president it is reported as news. i do not remember the ‘left-wing’ press, let alone the fox news groupies reporting as news any, let alone every, article written by left-wing intellectuals criticizing george w bush’s presidency [even though most of those critiques proved amazingly prescient]. please stop elevating the rantings of these idiots to the level of international news.