Andrew Breitbart indulging in the Big Crazy

In addition to his original Big Hollywood site, conservative “watchdog” Andrew Breitbart is trying to cover the waterfront by launching Big Government, Big Journalism and now Big Peace, to cover foreign policy and national security issues. Currently at Big Peace, columnist Ben Barrack explains how the uprising in Egypt is actually part of a secret conspiracy among Barack Obama, the Muslim Brotherhood and Bill Ayers to bring about the restoration of the Turkish caliphate.

And you probably think I’m kidding.

(h/t Conors Friedersdorf at Daily Dish)

– Jay Bookman

323 comments Add your comment

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:08 pm

That’s nuttier than saying George W. Bush was a 9/11 co-conspirator!!!

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:08 pm

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:09 pm

My apologies for calling Cynthia McKinney (D) nutty, by the way.

TaxPayer

January 31st, 2011
4:12 pm

It’s all part of that intelligent design.

AmVet

January 31st, 2011
4:18 pm

Based on the sheer volume of embarrassing nonsense already proffered by the man, whenever I read the name Breitbart, I think of this…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:18 pm

Clever strategy, Jay. By focusing on the loonies from the right, you never have to engage anyone with substantive, sophisticated ideas, facts, and opinions.

It would be like if I wrote for the local rag and focused all of my attention on Roseanne Barr or Cynthia McKinney.

Granny Godzilla

January 31st, 2011
4:18 pm

WE of the Order have been trying to keep that all hush hush and everything……

Damn?

Who squealed to Lyin’ Andy?

Curses foiled again!

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:21 pm

Of course, if I were as fact- and logic-challenged as most liberals, I’d stay away from people like Thomas Sowell, Charles Krauthammer, George Will, and Michelle Malkin…just like Jay avoids them.

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:22 pm

Breitbart is a much more attractive target for those with little ammunition.

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:23 pm

I will give Jay credit for straying off the beaten liberal path, though, i.e.

1) Sarah Palin
2) Michelle Bachmann
3) Tea Party
4) Bush Tax Cuts

Kamchak

January 31st, 2011
4:25 pm

In addition to his original Big Hollywood site, conservative “watchdog” Andrew Breitbart is trying to cover the waterfront by launching Big Government, Big Journalism and now Big Peace, to cover foreign policy and national security issues.

Maybe he will employ “independent film-maker” James O’Keefe to document the goings-on in Egypt.

jm

January 31st, 2011
4:26 pm

Unhinged…..

jm

January 31st, 2011
4:27 pm

Stop Caliphates in 2012! Vote Republican.

That has a funny ring to it.

buck@gon

January 31st, 2011
4:27 pm

Here’s the text from the Barrack link, just to show that Jay Bookman is exaggerating:

“We know that the Muslim Brotherhood supports the uprising in Egypt. The Obama administration does as well. Based on the release of a secret document, it’s been learned that the United States government supported the April 6 Youth Movement – a group that played a key role in the uprising – in the form of a summit in Washington, D.C. That summit took place from December 3-5, 2008. We also know that Bill Ayers and Bernandine Dohrn were in Cairo a little more than one year later, engaging in protests while attempting to show solidarity with Hamas by entering Gaza with Egyptian protesters.

According to Dohrn, both she and Ayers were detained at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. They, along with Code Pink, weren’t permitted to assemble the mass of people they had hoped would join them in their march into Gaza but were able to round up a few with begrudging approval from the Mubarak administration. Waiting for them with open arms was former Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.

Barack Obama and Bill Ayers had a significant relationship in the 1990’s, despite the president’s claim to the contrary. Sharing a business address for three years and working with millions of dollars together necessarily debunks the claim that Ayers was little more than “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.” We also know that Ayers is an avowed Marxist.” (end quote)

You can (and do) draw your own conclusions about conspiracy theories. Are these above things untrue, Jay? Answer the question, please, and stop exaggerating.

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:28 pm

“Maybe he will employ “independent film-maker” James O’Keefe to document the goings-on in Egypt”

Oh I hope not…that would be equally as disingenuous as employing Michael Moore to comment on health care, or the goings-on in the automobile industry, or……………………………..

Southern Comfort (B.P.O.I.B.W.)

January 31st, 2011
4:31 pm

I thought Tom Clancy wrote that link you provided Jay. All that’s missing is a few car chases and some hand-to-hand combat.

WillieRae

January 31st, 2011
4:34 pm

You mean the Michael Moore who had a place of honor sitting with Jimmy Carter at the Democratic National Convention a few years ago?

Kamchak

January 31st, 2011
4:34 pm

…that would be equally as disingenuous as employing Michael Moore to comment on health care, or the goings-on in the automobile industry, or……

…Michelle Malkin cheer-leading

AmVet

January 31st, 2011
4:37 pm

So the Uppity Muslim in the (Half) White House gets tested big time.

Is he with us or agin us?

And when does “Shock & Awe – the Egyptian Chapter” start???

(And where’s that damn birth certificate?)

Southern Comfort (B.P.O.I.B.W.)

January 31st, 2011
4:38 pm

If you look at the Free Gaza Movement’s Board of Directors page, you’ll find:

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community as one of the fathers of modern linguistics. Since the 1960s, he has become known more widely as a political dissident and libertarian socialist intellectual.

A socialist intellectual from the Boston area on their board??? Isn’t Obama a socialist intellectual who schooled in the Boston area too???

Bosch

January 31st, 2011
4:39 pm

“All that’s missing is a few car chases and some hand-to-hand combat.”

And a hot chick.

Bosch

January 31st, 2011
4:41 pm

SoCo,

I read alot of Chomsky in grad school — the linguist stuff — I didn’t know he was some Marxist until like five years ago when I heard him on a talk show (I tuned in thinking he was going to talk linguistics stuff) say that the UN should invade the US, land on the White House lawn and arrest GWB for being a war criminal…I was like:

:shock:

Bosch

January 31st, 2011
4:42 pm

make that “linguistic” stuff

Midori

January 31st, 2011
4:43 pm

would someone PLEASE gift Harry the reacharound he is so obviously desperate for?

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:43 pm

Wow Kammy…reduced to mocking Asians now, are you? And I bet you were one of those excoriating Rush Limbaugh for speaking in a faux Chinese accent…

Southern Comfort (B.P.O.I.B.W.)

January 31st, 2011
4:44 pm

Bosch

I thought it was a given that the more evil the bad guy is, the hotter the chick is who’s with him all the time. Ayers is so friggin evil, he must have a chick so hot, she would even make women stare!!

Midori

January 31st, 2011
4:45 pm

Kammy,

wonder if she knows just how stupid and ridiculous she looks?

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:45 pm

“would someone PLEASE gift Harry the reacharound he is so obviously desperate for?”

Moving past Liberalism 101 and into Advanced Liberalism now, to wit; if you can’t refute someone’s position on an intellectual basis, just resort to an ad hominem personal attack.

Nice going, Midori! Your PhD in Applied Leftist Thinking will be mailed to your home within 90 days!!!

Kamchak

January 31st, 2011
4:46 pm

…reduced to mocking Asians now, are you?

Mocking Asians?

Bosch

January 31st, 2011
4:47 pm

SoCo,

“I thought it was a given that the more evil the bad guy is, the hotter the chick is who’s with him all the time. ”

Oh yes, that is a given. Why Ayers is so evil and all — here is his hot chick:

http://www.hollywood-celebrity-pictures.com/Tricia-Helfer-5-Picture.htm

For those of you who don’t know this woman….that’s THE “Number Six” Paul and I are so fond of in our little show we used to talk about so much…

Southern Comfort (B.P.O.I.B.W.)

January 31st, 2011
4:48 pm

Kam

Just let it ride. If you’re not talking about how hot Malkin is or how smart she is, then you’re mocking Asians…

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:48 pm

“Mocking Asians?”

(sigh)…You libbies just aren’t quick studies, are you? If, as the left asserts, anyone critical of Barack Obama is a racist, is stands to reason anyone critical or mocking of Michelle Malkin (also a person of color) is equally racist, no?

carlosgvv

January 31st, 2011
4:49 pm

“And you probably think I’m kidding”

Jay, when it comes to many of the things “compassionate conservatives” say and do, I know you’re not kidding. In fact, you could not make up most of the mindless stuff they constantly expect, and get, their simple followers to accept. Since America is dumbing down more every day, look for this folly to continue for the rest of this century.

Kamchak

January 31st, 2011
4:49 pm

Midori

I purposely chose the version of that video with the cheesy 70s porn music in the background.

Jay

January 31st, 2011
4:49 pm

Harry writes:

“Moving past Liberalism 101 and into Advanced Liberalism now, to wit; if you can’t refute someone’s position on an intellectual basis, just resort to an ad hominem personal attack.”

You mean like this, Harry?

“Of course, if I were as fact- and logic-challenged as most liberals, I’d stay away from people like Thomas Sowell, Charles Krauthammer, George Will, and Michelle Malkin…just like Jay avoids them.”

Southern Comfort (B.P.O.I.B.W.)

January 31st, 2011
4:49 pm

Bosch

Hell, she should have been Six-of-Nine too!!!!!!

Bosch

January 31st, 2011
4:50 pm

“If, as the left asserts, anyone critical of Barack Obama is a racist, is stands to reason anyone critical or mocking of Michelle Malkin (also a person of color) is equally racist, no?”

Yes, because we ALL paint with broad brushes….

:roll:

Midori

January 31st, 2011
4:50 pm

the only one thing we can all be sure of, Harry, is that you’re an attention-starved, bomb throwing loon.

Midori

January 31st, 2011
4:51 pm

time to hit the road. Later gators :)

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:52 pm

“In fact, you could not make up most of the mindless stuff they constantly expect, and get, their simple followers to accept. Since America is dumbing down more every day, look for this folly to continue for the rest of this century.”

And yet, curiously, it’s mindless, the simple, and the dumbed-down who can live just fine without the big-government safety net, and the intellectual, the sophisticated, and the brilliant who, for one reason or another, just can’t quite manage it. It’s an interesting paradox, no?

Bosch

January 31st, 2011
4:52 pm

Union

January 31st, 2011
4:53 pm

jay… why do you have to be jealous when anyone is more successful…

josef nix

January 31st, 2011
4:54 pm

AmVet

Found the Koestler quote you requested and posted it downstairs…sorry it took so long…oh, well, we’re here now…i got there too late for evolution, eh? :-)

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:54 pm

Jay…that;s not an ad hominem attack. That’s a fact. You never want to run with the big dogs. You prefer going after the same old targets, day-in, day-out.

What’s on the menu for your blog tomorrow…another critique of Sarah Palin’s “I can see Alaska” assertion?

Southern Comfort (B.P.O.I.B.W.)

January 31st, 2011
4:55 pm

Jay

Remember IOKIYAR???

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:56 pm

Oh I know…we haven’t discussed how racist the Tea Party in at least three days. Maybe that’s on the agenda for tomorrow.

josef nix

January 31st, 2011
4:57 pm

Chomsky should stick to linguistics. He actually has something to say there that is original and thought provoking.

jm

January 31st, 2011
4:58 pm

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
4:58 pm

Maybe we could pick on Bristol Palin, like Keith Olbermann did. Look how far it advanced HIS career.

Mick

January 31st, 2011
5:00 pm

I just love the way harry descends from his mighty perch on high to dispense all the libruls goings on…I mean his facts are irrefutable truths from his earthly deities such as krauthammer, malkin, and that vast intellectual ilk……give us all a break, mr. wannabe…try an original thought….or is that expecting too much?

Pogo

January 31st, 2011
5:01 pm

A couple of topics that would have been more appropriate (and sane) for Jay to discuss;

One. Florida Judge rules Obamacare un-constitutional. That is big and that flawed piece of legislation is about to be changed radically (if not eliminated). It is headed to the Supreme Court and I think we know how that will turn out. Without the mandatory clause it is defunded and if it is defunded it is dead meat.

Two. Egyptian anti-government demonstrators now turning against American interests in Cairo. In a way, Obama has promoted the goings on in Egypt. By his ineptness and his total lack of knowledge or concern for foreign policy, he has promoted the destabilization that is happening now in Egypt. And what about Biden? In 2008 weren’t we told by the media that the reason Biden was put on the Obama ticket was because of Obama’s lack of foreign policy knowledge and Biden’s wealth of it. I guess when last Thursday Biden was spouting that Mubarak wasn’t a dictator and that we should support him, he was demonstrating his vast foreign policy knowledge, wasn’t he? Jay did write that Biden should shut up and he was right.

Three: The demonstrations that are happening in Tunisia and Egypt are in large part happening because of the rising costs of commodities such as oil, wheat, corn, sugar, cooking oil, etc. And we in the US are contributing to this rise by printing of worthless money and by our diverting such large stocks of our food grains to ethanol production in order to pacify subsidized midwestern farmers and “Green” environmentalists. This, the food probem, will not be confined to the mid-east and it will come to our shores in short order.

Why is it when progressive journalists such as Jay see that things are going to crap for their “side” they suddenly divert to un-important and politically vitriolic topics that mean nothing? Sadly, it appears that they think that by launching these topics they can fire up their base and divert them from the real problems facing us all. And as demonstrated here, in most cases, it seems to work very well. It is the old puppet and their puppet master scenario.

Doggone/GA

January 31st, 2011
5:02 pm

“why do you have to be jealous when anyone is more successful…”

Ummm…who do you know that is “jealous” of someone LESS successful?

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
5:02 pm

Mick, if any of my facts were/are refutable, I’m sure you’ll waste no time pointing it out. Good luck.

AmVet

January 31st, 2011
5:02 pm

Ah yes, josef, that “streak of insanity…”.

On display at your local blog daily!

Speaking of which: Jay…that;s not an ad hominem attack.

No, of course not! At least not in the Republican Dictionary of Made Up Definitions.

But…

The ad hominem is a classic logical fallacy. Ad hominem abuse (also called personal abuse or personal attacks) usually involves insulting or belittling one’s opponent in order to invalidate his or her argument, but can also involve pointing out factual but ostensible character flaws or actions which are irrelevant to the opponent’s argument. This tactic is logically fallacious because insults and even true negative facts about the opponent’s personal character have nothing to do with the logical merits of the opponent’s arguments or assertions.

jm

January 31st, 2011
5:02 pm

Mick

January 31st, 2011
5:06 pm

harry

Be glad to, try giving me some facts first..

Southern Comfort (B.P.O.I.B.W.)

January 31st, 2011
5:09 pm

One. Florida Judge rules Obamacare un-constitutional. That is big

In the grand scheme of things, it’s really, really not that big. It’s not really even a shocking ruling. You take a person who want’s the law repealed. He shops for the most conservative judge in the most conservative area of his state to file the suit. What jackass would expect anything different? Better yet, what jackass would celebrate this ruling as some great edict?

Had it been a liberal who sued some GOP policy and did the same thing, shopped for the most liberal judge in the most liberal part of his state, conservatives would be crying foul. I find it amusing that liberals are not wailing over this latest ruling. Actually, it’s downright funny because it seems as if conservatives expect liberals to be all up in arms.

jm

January 31st, 2011
5:09 pm

In the category of “who knew?”. Naples Italy sits on top of a giant volcano….

Doggone/GA

January 31st, 2011
5:10 pm

“Florida Judge rules Obamacare un-constitutional. That is big”

by my count, that ties it up – 2 for, 2 against

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
5:10 pm

“I mean his facts are irrefutable truths”

Mick, see above…your words. I assume you had some facts of mine in mind, so…have at it.

jm

January 31st, 2011
5:11 pm

josef nix

January 31st, 2011
5:11 pm

SoCo

Liberals are in a dither trying to figure out who’s who and what’s what in the Middle East right now! The memo hasn’t come down yet…the conservative memo has…! :-)

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
5:12 pm

AmVet…thanks for the definition there, big guy. Now try typing “socialism” into your search engine, report back to the group, and give us your thoughts (pro or con) on the matter.

josef nix

January 31st, 2011
5:15 pm

AmVet

That streak of insanity thingie…what I find REALLY interesting is that he says “in its ascent to prominence something has gone wrong.” That “ascent to prominence” bit strikes both my scientific and spiritual quest for what it all means, where it came from, and why US, that is homo sapiens…perhaps the “divine spark” IS that “streak of insanity,” eh…?

Southern Comfort (B.P.O.I.B.W.)

January 31st, 2011
5:15 pm

josef

Thanks for the liberal view point. I’m so fu*king tired of the whole liberal/conservative battle. While each side are engaged in their ideological battles, there are real people in this country hurting and in need of help. We can either do something sane and everybody wins, or we can keep doing the bs we’re doing and continue down the path of decline.

Harry Callahan

January 31st, 2011
5:16 pm

Funny how AmVet/Kamchak is significantly more reticent when asked to weigh in on the pros and cons of socialism…

josef nix

January 31st, 2011
5:16 pm

Obama a “socialist?” Oy, he’s not even a Social Democrat, imho…

jm

January 31st, 2011
5:17 pm

HC – probably only “pros” to them…

josef nix

January 31st, 2011
5:24 pm

Socialism works well enough in an ethnically homogenous, small population society (the Scandanavian countries, Costa Rica, etc). It does not work well in imperial, multi-ethnic, large population societies (Russia, the United States, etc.)

Kamchak

January 31st, 2011
5:25 pm

HC – probably only “prose” to them…

prose (prz)
n.
1. Ordinary speech or writing, without metrical structure.
2. Commonplace expression or quality.

Fixed that for you

carlosgvv

January 31st, 2011
5:25 pm

Harry Callahan

When times get very tough and food is hard to find, medical attention is almost non-existenent and our very shores are under attack, you will be the first to beg and plead for government to save you. Until then, if you are so self-sufficient, go out in the woods and do everything for yourself for a year or two and show us what an independent person you are.

@@

January 31st, 2011
5:25 pm

Andrew Breitbart indulging in the Big Crazy

Not surprised that you would GOProudly with this one, jay.

It’s a shame Wooten only posts one column a week. His opinions are his own.

When all your time is spent pointing to the opinion of others, there’s no time left to lend credence to your own. Absence of thought perhaps? Writer’s block?

jm

January 31st, 2011
5:25 pm

AmVet

January 31st, 2011
5:26 pm

josef, remember in Hitchhiker’s Guide, how humanity was only the third most intelligent species on the planet? (grin)

josef nix

January 31st, 2011
5:31 pm

SoCo

What gets me bent out of shape is that both liberals and conservatives blather on blindly about “sides” when the overwhelming bulk of our national population is centrist, something, at last it would seem, President Obama is coming to realize and coming to terms with. Now that each “side” has had its say, it’s time for the center to hold. I’m left liberal, myself, but that’s my SELF, that’s not my society and, just like the right conservative, I am in the minority and have no more a patent on the truth than the other “side.” I expect the centrists to listen to my wack-o opinions, but G-d forbid they do what I say! Same for the other side of the lunatic fringe. Reality is we need to know our place! :-)

Bus Rider

January 31st, 2011
5:37 pm

Reality is we need to know our place!

Every seat should be in the back.

josef nix

January 31st, 2011
5:38 pm

AmVet

Have you read Daniel Quinn’s “Ishmael?”

JAY

If you’re here, same question to you…

josef nix

January 31st, 2011
5:39 pm

Bus Rider

I’ve been put on the back of the bus for so many of my own labels, I’ve come to prefer it!

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 31st, 2011
5:45 pm

Well, I don’t know nothing about the Breitbart guy but I sure like the sound of that GA bill that would get rid of needing to get a liscence to drive. The law now is nothing but a rip-off that forces us to pay the state to get a new liscence every 4 or 6 years.

I was telling the missus that maybe after this bill passes I could take little _____ Zell George out and let him drive the Ford F-450 around once in a while. He’s too little to date so he don’t need to be driving by hisself yet. But it sure would be nice for me to have a driver once in a while when I’m going someplace.

The missus don’t seem sold on the idea yet but it’ll grow on her. Just think of the big boost in sales when all the GA Dads start buying pickups for their kids when they turn 6 or so. The kids, I mean, not the Dads. And all the booster seats that the kids will need.

Little by little we’re getting guvmint out of our life. Have a good night everybody.

AmVet

January 31st, 2011
5:46 pm

No, josef. But a quick perusal of the synopsis is quite intriguing.

Ishmael explains that the Fall of Adam represents the Semitic belief that once mankind usurps this responsibility – historically decided through natural ecology (i.e. food chains) – that mankind will perish. He cites as fulfillment of this prophecy contemporary environmental crises such as endangered or extinct species, global warming, and modern mental illnesses.

Better not get up or you might lose your seat…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5aSlGU3tdY

Hillbilly Deluxe

January 31st, 2011
5:50 pm

It’s hard for me to get upset about what some fringe person puts on a website, be they left or right. Except for the political junkies, nobody pays any attention to them, anyway. The rest of us go on about our daily business.

I can get a lot more upset about something like this.

http://www.ajc.com/news/teacher-pension-staffs-pay-820365.html

Let them eat cake

January 31st, 2011
5:50 pm

But how can the Eqyptians make a cake if oil (cooking), flour and sugar go up in price.

:-(

Hillbilly Deluxe

January 31st, 2011
5:55 pm

The law now is nothing but a rip-off that forces us to pay the state to get a new liscence every 4 or 6 years.

The licenses periods are 5 years and 8 years in Georgia. And you got a CDL?

http://www.dds.ga.gov/drivers/DLdata.aspx?con=1742949265&ty=dl

Paul

January 31st, 2011
6:01 pm

Jay

I liked it when I clicked on the BenBarrack link and the music from Twilight Zone came up -

AmVet

I thought Douglas Adams was being generous -

Mick

January 31st, 2011
6:01 pm

harry

so·cial·ism
   /ˈsoʊʃəˌlɪzəm/ Show Spelled[soh-shuh-liz-uhm] Show IPA–noun
1.
a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

Who’ afraid of the big bad wolf? Go for it harry, make my day….

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 31st, 2011
6:07 pm

It doesn’t matter if Obama is a socialist it only matters that he is BLACK LOL.

Some people

josef nix

January 31st, 2011
6:08 pm

Hillbilly

“I can get a lot more upset about something like this.”

Me, too….

AmVet
I cannot recommend “Ishmael” highly enough! Though I have my doubts (and I’m not being some effite intellectual snob here) that most of the posters hereabouts would understand much of anything he is saying as much of downstairs illustrates. But that book literally kept me awake at night pondering. And as a MOT there are aspects and levels that you will appreciate…and at the risk of bringing Dusty out to call me a sychophant, there’s a certain amount of Ishmael in the Bruin…

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 31st, 2011
6:10 pm

jm

I forgot to say congratulations the other night when you talked about the homeless guy you have been working with.

I am sure you made a big difference in his life by caring for him as an individual.

josef nix

January 31st, 2011
6:11 pm

AmVet

“In the hands of the gods is where evolution happens”

It was this teaching of Ismael that brought him to mind vis a vis downstairs…

josef nix

January 31st, 2011
6:13 pm

Common sense
@ 6:10
One of the reasons I can respect jm even when I may not agree with him…he walks the walk and doesn’t just talk the talk…

AmVet

January 31st, 2011
6:13 pm

josef, thanks for turning me onto it. I also noted the author hails form Omaha. (See? All of us Midwesterners aren’t just dumb farm boys!)

Paul, LOL!

I watched both the original (at home) and the new (at the movies,of course) TRON yesterday.

Enjoyed them, but they didn’t hold the same spell over me that the first one did back in the early 80s. (Am I jaded, or just too”smart” for my own good?!)

OK, off to the gym for more P-A-I-N!

Take care…

Mick

January 31st, 2011
6:14 pm

Paul

Earlier today I suggested that we tax haliburton to help with care of our disabled vets. That company made a huge profit off our wars. If not a tax, then they can give back something to our veterans with which they were joined at the hip with during wartime. The koch brothers can kick in too since they are hell bent on taking away everything humanly possible from whats left of the crumbs of the former middle class. Haven’t you ever picked up a check for someone?

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 31st, 2011
6:16 pm

AmVet@6:13 pm

josef, thanks for turning me onto it. I also noted the author hails form Omaha. (See? All of us Midwesterners aren’t just dumb farm boys!)
—————————————

What about the dumb farm girls that make up the other half of mid-westerners

:-)

Sorry you left yourself wide open for it and I am weak that way LOL

JKL@

January 31st, 2011
6:17 pm

I’ve been eagerly waiting to hear Jay’s critique of potential Rublican candidates. I enjoy his undying concern for the direction of the party.

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 31st, 2011
6:18 pm

Josef

That is one of the reasons I like jm also. Even if he is a conservative/fascist LOL

kayaker 71

January 31st, 2011
6:18 pm

26 states sued the federal government and won. First time that has happened in recent memory. Now onto the 11th Circuit and ultimately to the SCOTUS. Any doubt how that will turn out? Repeal of a law that was unconstitutional from the start and Bozo and his gang knew it. Wasn’t Bozo supposed to be some kind of Constitutional Law scholar? Tried to put one over on the American people but not so fast, Bozo. And Bookman and CT will probably publish another Palin rant tomorrow.

Paul

January 31st, 2011
6:20 pm

Mick

My tongue-in-cheek response was because I read it as companies like Haliburton, not just Haliburton, who profit from war.

Interesting, isn’t it, that even under the Obama Administration the Haliburton-type contracts keep rolling along.

What I’m wondering about, though, is the Public elects a government that goes to, or continues and expands, a war. The Public, through the government, hires civilian firms to help the government meet its war objectives. I don’t see why the Public who put two successive administrations (Executive and Legislative) into power should be shielded from the financial impact of paying for what they wrought, instead shifting responsibility onto a few contractors.

JKL@

January 31st, 2011
6:20 pm

Mick- That company made a huge profit off our wars

And who is it that is keeping you from buying their stock? I’ve also heard oil companies are doing good. You should be making a killing!

Paul

January 31st, 2011
6:24 pm

kayaker

“Repeal of a law that was unconstitutional from the start ”

Kinda jumping the gun a little? Couple judges think it’s okay, couple don’t.

Me, I think it’s neat the way so many conservatives in this country want to give deadbeats and those without insurance the right to keep having their ER and charity case visits paid for by others. Compassionate conservatism spread amongst most of the populace – nice!

Mick

January 31st, 2011
6:24 pm

yaker

I checked out your info on west, you were spot on. However, I have heard him speak on tv and read interviews and there is something about his ideas and views that for me are a disconnect. I honor his service, maybe that is where he still should be..