Newt stumbles, Obama surges and Ron Paul exposed

A handful of political developments to get us started in the last week of 2011:

  • Newt Gingrich — at this point a longtime resident of Virginia, not Georgia — has failed to qualify for the Republican ballot in his home state, which holds its primary on March 6. That’s important in purely practical terms, because Virginia is a big state with a lot of delegates, and because Gingrich was expected to do well there. Instead, only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul will appear on the ballot there, because they were the only ones to collect enough valid signatures.
  • The failure is also important as a symbol of the former speaker’s lack of discipline and competent leadership. He likes to talks a big game — he and his advisers have likened the ballot failure to the attack on Pearl Harbor — but grand rhetoric is no substitute for execution.

  • Gallup has confirmed what earlier polls have reported as well — President Obama is having a good holiday season. His job-approval rating of 47 percent is now higher than his disapproval rating of 45 percent. The test will come in trying to sustain that kind of support. Congress, in contrast, will end the year with an approval rating of 11 percent, which is really mind-boggling if you think about it. And what’s truly dismaying about that number is that it is so well-deserved.
  • With the Iowa caucuses exactly one week away, Ron Paul continues to do well in the polls. But with success comes greater scrutiny, and in Paul’s case it has focused on the contents of an “investment newsletter” that Paul produced and profited from back in the ’80s and ’90s.  The publication — titled the “Ron Paul Investment Newsletter” or the “Ron Paul Survival Newsletter” — contains a series of racially biased attacks, whacked-out conspiracy theories and anti-gay rhetoric.
  • The newsletters were long been known, but have become more relevant as Paul attempts to break out of his cult-figure niche into the mainstream. Paul himself claims that he didn’t write the pieces published under his name, which a., I find difficult to believe and b., doesn’t matter even if it’s true. If you allow such pieces to be published under your name, for your own personal profit, they become your responsibility.

    – Jay Bookman

    819 comments Add your comment

    A dad

    December 27th, 2011
    5:32 pm

    Josef – shame on you, sir. Don’t you know you should offer the lady a nice jug of MD 20/20. Or the way you two are flirting back and forth, perhaps a bottle of Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill might even be in order. Then again, you don’t want to spoil her right off the bat.

    Dusty

    December 27th, 2011
    5:33 pm

    Oh bother, that phony REDNECK who doesn’t know a trailer from a box car. I hope a coyote shows up in his backyard (and bites him. Then the coyote would need “shots”.)

    And there’s AMVET still protesting over at Bong Doys & Tacos on Buford Highway. AmVet is hard to please and tells the biggest lies ever heard at the VA hospital. The governor of Georgia can’t tell a lie as big as AmVet. He wouldn’t even try. Too honest.

    Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

    December 27th, 2011
    5:33 pm

    Jay – please post a list of posters by name along with their IP address and how many times they have posted in the last 100 days.

    Whoa! Hold on there! I don’t want a bunch of riff-raff looking up my address here at Simpsons Trailer Park. Especially the radical libruls. Most of us here got standards. We don’t let insurance or used car salesmen in and it’s for danged sure we don’t want a bunch of wild-eyed hippies showing up here.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    5:34 pm

    Steve

    Has it dawned on you yet what “An Atlanta blog with a little bit of opinion about a whole lot of things” means? It’s the cyber front porch…come on in and sit a spell, take a load off…pick a fight..make a joke…discuss the great issues of the day…don’t be a tight a33… :-)

    Dusty

    December 27th, 2011
    5:36 pm

    A DAD

    Sir, you are no gentleman… even if you still have all your teeth. There’s no doubt about it!

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    5:40 pm

    Dad

    Just so I’m on board correctly…are you new herebouts?

    I assure you, you don’t wamt me and Dusty to take the gloves off with each other! We’re much nicer when we’re flirting… :-)

    Common Sense isn't very Common

    December 27th, 2011
    5:41 pm

    You don’t have to be a gentleman to be a dad :-)

    AmVet

    December 27th, 2011
    5:41 pm

    “An Atlanta blog with a little bit of opinion about a whole lot of things”.

    The depth and variety of discourse here is what separates it from the others. At least in my very limited experience checking out he other AJC blogs.

    And why Jay gets more posts from more people than all of them combined. (I suppose.)

    Even the miscreants from Tucker’s old forum and Wingfield’s drop in here from time to time with some nugget of wisdom.

    Who, like a bad case of blogging herpes, go away, but then come back…

    A dad

    December 27th, 2011
    5:42 pm

    M’lady Dusty – who accuses me of having all mah teeth…. Them’s fightin words round these parts. I just knows how to pleze wommin is all.

    Now if I were to bring the wine, perhaps a nice 86′ Chateau Mouton Rothschild would be in order. Or perhaps a 79′ Chateau Y’quem or 85′ Petrus is more to your liking.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    5:43 pm

    AmVet

    Where IS who? I’m feeling so neglected.

    sovereign

    December 27th, 2011
    5:44 pm

    All you need to know about Ron Paul’s racist newsletters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KBaMYP6DaI

    A dad

    December 27th, 2011
    5:45 pm

    Josef. Oh. I thought youse and Dusty was into each other. Guess now I’m the one being funned and all….
    And yes, I’m fairly new to blogging.
    Common Sense – all too true. The world wouldbe a much better place if it weren’t though.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    5:46 pm

    A Dad

    Not so sure about that Rothschild…here on the Rothschild plantation it’s sort of, well, unassuming… :-)

    And DUSTY

    Those are his teeth, he paid good money for them!

    squidsarepretty

    December 27th, 2011
    5:47 pm

    “The newsletters were long been known, but have become more relevant as Paul attempts to break out of his cult-figure niche into the mainstream. Paul himself claims that he didn’t write the pieces published under his name, which a., I find difficult to believe and b., doesn’t matter even if it’s true. If you allow such pieces to be published under your name, for your own personal profit, they become your responsibility.”

    Translation: As Ron Paul becomes less ignorable because of his rising poll figures, we have to try to bring him down with smear tactics. We, the corporate-owned media, are rarely concerned with “expos[ing]” real racism. Rather than discuss his beliefs on how the war on drugs affects minorities, we will focus on a newsletter that expresses views about MLK and MLK Day that directly contradict Ron Paul’s voting record.

    ArtusRegister

    December 27th, 2011
    5:49 pm

    It’s difficult to determine which it more sad and vomit-inducing: the morons why write this lie-filled trash and insist upon the relevance of ancient, settled “news,” or the sheeple who can’t wait to digest it, expel it and share it, fresh with their own stench of blatant dishonesty.

    The “interview” was over—as is clear to anyone who watched the whole thing (as opposed to the original, heavily edited version)—when the “interviewer” asked the same damn question five or six times hoping for a different answer than she had been given over and over. She was clearly not interested in continuing the conversation, but rather badgering the candidate. How many times do you people think a person should have to answer a question?

    This angry black man has it right: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1uc7×4a8SM&feature=related

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    5:49 pm

    A DAD

    Well, welcome aboard and don’t make yourself scarce. We’re an ornery lot, but all in all, a pretty open minded and democratic (lower case D!!!) bunch…after a while, you’ll catch some of our back and forth picks and digs which, like any “family” go back a long, long way. Honestly, though, welcome. We always need some fresh meat!

    A dad

    December 27th, 2011
    5:51 pm

    Josef – I shall endeavor to be prime rib then. Still, I’d like a better come back than “hoot.” I mean really now, who says hoot in this day and age.

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    5:51 pm

    …we have to try to bring him down with smear tactics. We, the corporate-owned media…

    Yep, a familiar tactic. A “new” poster, the same tired ol’ “blame the media” card.

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    5:52 pm

    So for some this would be their first foray into the political blogging…. :D

    A dad

    December 27th, 2011
    5:53 pm

    And by way of admission and as a show of good faith, yes, I did pay for my teeth. Had them knocked out playing HS football many moons ago. Trainer shot my lips and gums up with lidocaine and the coach sent me back in the game, blood and all.

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    5:55 pm

    Yes Fake Jay, we all realized that you are moronic enough to claim you are someone else, to miss the differences in your claim and to be clueless that Jay’s posts have a different color to them so that they can be distinguished from the fakes like you. :lol: But on the moron scale, your posts did achieve an almost perfect 10.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    5:58 pm

    DAD

    One word of advice…the smiley emoticom gets you off the hook a lot of the time…and it drives @@ mad! Prime rib? Nyanh…give me some alligator tail!

    good fight

    Yeah, I’m going to have to back off and be nice until he gets more accustomed…

    redneckbluedog

    December 27th, 2011
    5:59 pm

    steve tuggle
    December 27th, 2011
    9:33 am
    ———————————–
    Steve Tuggle…!?!? I used to know a boy up in Tennessee named Steve Tuggle…He was on pills real bad…Didn’t know how to vote, either….Of course, nobody up in Tennessee knows how to vote, pills or no pills….

    Dusty

    December 27th, 2011
    5:59 pm

    A DAD

    Sir, I do not encourage one who is not a gentleman to throw rose petals into the wind.

    Any further supplications will cause a glove to be throw into the fight. Button your boisterous lip, sir! With kindest and compassionate regard, au revoir!

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    6:01 pm

    josef Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    December 27th, 2011
    5:58 pm
    DAD

    One word of advice…the smiley emoticom gets you off the hook a lot of the time…and it drives @@ mad! Prime rib? Nyanh…give me some alligator t*il!

    good fight

    Yeah, I’m going to have to back off and be nice until he gets more accustomed…

    ****
    Was that it?

    Imam Torquemada…was gibt’s hier….

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    6:03 pm

    OKAY, IMAM

    Release me and let me go…

    DAD

    Another word of advice…we have this Blue Nosed B*tch moderator who gets in a dither for unknown reasons…so when you get thrown in moderation, don’t take it TOO personally….

    Got one there now myself….

    redneckbluedog

    December 27th, 2011
    6:03 pm

    TOP ISSUES FOR 2012:

    1. Obama will win in a landslide…Trump or no Trump…The economy should improve…
    2. American Healthcare Act….I would rather deal with the blowback of approval rather than a rejection…
    3. MOST IMPORTANTLY…Why do banks and oil companies HATE regulations? Do they not offer products that people want? Is this all that is left for business strategies? As a small businessman, I enjoy obeying the law and see opportunities in every regulation…Regulations drive innovation…

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    6:06 pm

    redneckbluedog

    What you got against Tennessee?

    Dusty

    December 27th, 2011
    6:06 pm

    Josef,

    I don’t really care for hog jowl. Blackeyed peas are OK but nothing more. Guess I am going to have bad luck all year,

    I am going to make split pea soup with the left over Christmas ham hock. That’s a favorite around here. Never had it at home but learned to like it later.

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    6:07 pm

    Well, I leave the blog for a few hours and Dusty and josef are nigh on to gettin’ married. Raving lunatics are swarming over the blog spouting semi-literate hogwash. (You might try that spellcheck once in a while.) And, Redneck Convert’s warning people to stay clear of his trailer. Don’t he’s gonna let you have it with his AK-47 that he only uses for hunting. Can you believe it!?

    A dad

    December 27th, 2011
    6:10 pm

    You know what really amazes me sometimes? it’s how far afield discussion gets from the topic of the blog. I mean, WTFO?

    Dusty dearest, I neither throw rose petals nor pearls before swine. Besides, I know you’re related to Granny G and that your family tree don’t fork. A reservoir to you as well…. :-)

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    6:12 pm

    DUSTY
    You know me, arch traditionalist, so I do eat the hawg jowl. Much the same with black eyed peas. I have them at Rosh Hoshana and New Year’s day…greens? You betcha…

    Remind me this spring and I’ll give you my Mama’s recipe for polk salad quiche…

    Jackie Goldbert

    December 27th, 2011
    6:14 pm

    redneckbluedog said:”2. American Healthcare Act….I would rather deal with the blowback of approval rather than a rejection…”

    It wasn’t a “healthcare” act, it was a right wing health insurance ripoff and enslavement act. Obama was so good at his grinning and bs that he managed to get a bunch of “democrats” to support a right wing giveaway to insurance companies. Then, this “constitutional scholar” told us it was like auto insurance.

    Proving that most people will believe anything.

    Of course, little Obama sycophants will be shocked and dumbfounded when a republican administration uses the commerce clause to require you to purchase something their lobbyists cook up.

    Frankly, Americans deserve to be ordered around.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    6:15 pm

    DAD

    This is the South, Son. An unforked family tree is a sign you’re ancestrally Uppity! :-)

    But as far as going afield….that’s one of the joys of this blog…no telling what you might find out…

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    6:16 pm

    Jay, I done figured it out! What’s happening is that — due to cutbacks — they’re giving the inmates at the state’s asylums laptops and encouraging them to blog on your blog!

    Think of how much they’re saving on Thorzine and some of these other expensive drugs. EXPRESS YOURSELF! Dump it all out over there at Bookman’s blog. What better therapy is there?

    Oh, occasionally, there’s an escapee who blogs after hours but mainly they cut ‘em all off before dinner time. I just can’t wait to see who shows up tomorrow!

    Amfortas

    December 27th, 2011
    6:16 pm

    I know Jackie, it was so right-wing that the republicans opposed it.

    Amfortas

    December 27th, 2011
    6:18 pm

    Someone has a different opinion than Soothsayer, they must be insane!

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    6:19 pm

    And yet Fake Jay, given a chance in 1996 to deny he wrote those newsletters or approved newsletters sent out under his name at his direction, he failed to do so and merely said that he was quoted out of context. In other words, in 1996, he effectivly said the words were his or reflected his beliefs.

    Don’t get me wrong, I think you have proven your inability to tell the truth about anything….. but you are welcome to continue down the path of ignorant support. You have yet to address the 1996 issues for your racist.

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    6:20 pm

    Opinions welcome. Semi-legible thought droppings are not.

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    6:21 pm

    Little Davy Crybaby: “I know you’re here — I can hear you breathing.” You better run off and hide now while you still can!

    Dusty

    December 27th, 2011
    6:22 pm

    Well, I clutch my pearls over A DAD and his swine. Ah, nevermind, a football player and we all know what happens with those head bumps and cracks. We must be kind.

    But, dinner calls. That is, the Christmas turkey has yet to see his last days. The dressing is getting a bit sluggish but the gravy brings it about. So , later, alligator. Stay out of the swamp.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    6:30 pm

    DUSTY

    Bon appétit ma ‘tite chère amie! Vais-je vous voir demain?

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    6:30 pm

    No, Jay’s blog has turned from being some kind of real discussion of the issues into an ersatz mental health exhibit. Where one’s psychoses are on display for the entire World to view. Delusions, mania, grandeur, infallibility, you name it!

    If you’re nutty, it’s Jay’s blog for you! No extreme is too extreme! I’m never gettin’ out, but I sure can post on this here blog.

    Jay

    December 27th, 2011
    6:36 pm

    I see the Paulites have given me a teaching opportunity here. See, when you discover that people are posting bogus stuff under your name, you intervene and stop them.

    You don’t allow them to continue publishing vile things under your name, on a publication that you own, year after year after year, because otherwise ….

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    6:37 pm

    IMAM

    Thanks! Wonder what it was?

    DAD

    My 6:01 has been released…

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    6:40 pm

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    6:42 pm

    By the way, none of my earlier statements pertain to any of the “regulars” on this blog. Please don’t take offense. I think all of you know who I mean.

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    6:47 pm

    I bet Fake Jay still does not comprehend the nuances :lol:

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    6:49 pm

    good fight

    Nuances? Is that when you take your clothes off to conjure the spirit world? :-)

    Tom Middleton

    December 27th, 2011
    6:51 pm

    When we have a political party that works for the wealthy few alone, Jay, yet can’t get elected without a majority vote, there’s going to be a lot of deceit built into their political rhetoric, and it just goes with the territory.

    And given the fact that all three of the opposition candidates you mentioned, including Mitt Rhomney, are verifiably notorious for not telling us the consistent truth about anything, then we know why President Obama is rising in the polls.

    The more we can see what the Republican candidates are really all about as they try to tear down this president, the more we can see he’s the realist in the race.

    We had eight full years of stick-to-principles Republican politics that collapsed our economy and put us into this mess. And with no admission of responsibility or guilt in anything they did, or heart-felt willingness to help us get ourselves out, I think it’s safe to say that they won’t be telling us the real truth anytime soon, and may not even know what it is anymore!

    BADA BING

    December 27th, 2011
    6:54 pm

    CNN Headline
    Gun sales set record in December, which broke the previous record just set in November.
    I guess we will have plenty of shovel-ready jobs in the New Year!

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    6:57 pm

    BADA

    Now thass jus’ baaad…!!!

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    6:58 pm

    josef, I really try to avoid imagining any of the posters unclothed (well at least the males :P ) …. but to be clear… “nuances” are not “nude arses” :P

    BADA BING

    December 27th, 2011
    6:59 pm

    Shoe fans……bought a $79 pair of Sketchers online for $29. No bail needed, no shooting, no broken glass, no fighting.

    BADA BING

    December 27th, 2011
    7:01 pm

    Politicians’ and Congress’ approval ratings going down, and gun sales going up. Any correlation? Discuss in small groups.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    7:05 pm

    good fight

    Not so sure about the female ones…DDR excluded…

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    7:20 pm

    0311/1811

    December 27th, 2011
    7:21 pm

    Headline: “No troop parade imminent as Iraq war ends”

    WASHINGTON — “Americans probably won’t be seeing a huge ticker-tape parade anytime soon for troops returning from Iraq, and it’s not clear if veterans of the nine-year campaign will ever enjoy the grand, flag-waving, red-white-and-blue homecoming that the nation’s fighting men and women received after World War II and the Gulf War.

    With tens of thousands of U.S. troops still fighting a bloody war in Afghanistan, anything that looks like a big victory celebration could be seen as unseemly and premature, some say.”

    As a Vietnam Veteran I am not surprised. I mean, we didn’t celebrate “Victory in Europe Day” because at that time we thought we had a couple of more years to fight Japan ………… right?

    Pathetic !

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    7:22 pm

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    7:24 pm

    josef, you are suggesting that the righty females posting here do not look like the female talking heads on Fox? As for the center and left females, I am certain they all bear a striking resemblence to, oh say, one of the hosts of the Today show right? ;)

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    7:24 pm

    Thulsa Doom

    December 27th, 2011
    7:25 pm

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    6:58 pm
    “josef, I really try to avoid imagining any of the posters unclothed (well at least the males”

    That’s pretty funny coming from the poster obsessed with fantasizing about me in speedos.

    TaxPayer

    December 27th, 2011
    7:25 pm

    Bada Bing,

    It’s all done with the backhoes nowadays.

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    7:26 pm

    Okay, for Scout’s sake, how about we save a little cash. We can combine the Gay Pride Parade with one for “Mission Accomplished” :lol:

    BADA BING

    December 27th, 2011
    7:28 pm

    taxpayer…..What kind of hos? Careful!!

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    7:31 pm

    thelma, as much as you want to imagine someone fantasizing about you in speedos, laughter and derision should not be confused with your fantasizing wishes, speedo boy (ala George “the water is cold” Kanstanza). But if you wish fantasies, perhaps you can send your photo in for the parade. Be warned in advance, even they have standards.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    7:32 pm

    good fight

    With the exception of DDR I think most of them all look more like Moms Mabley.or Aunt Esther!

    Well, why not? The repeal of DADT is one of the few unquestioned victories to come out of this mess…

    Thulsa…

    Somehow I just don’t see you as my Romany Prince… he’d be a hard act for anybody to follow, though… :-)

    TaxPayer

    December 27th, 2011
    7:33 pm

    taxpayer…..What kind of hos? Careful!!

    Depends on the occassion. This time of year usually calls for the HoHoHoes.

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    7:37 pm

    We seem to have forgotten the essential elements of the Reagan Administration’s success: a military that is strong and ready to meet both present and future challenges; a foreign policy that boldly and purposefully promotes American principles abroad; and national leadership that accepts the United States’ global responsibilities.

    Of course, the United States must be prudent in how it exercises its power. But we cannot safely avoid the responsibilities of global leadership or the costs that are associated with its exercise. America has a vital role in maintaining peace and security in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. If we shirk our responsibilities, we invite challenges to our fundamental interests. The history of the 20th century should have taught us that it is important to shape circumstances before crises emerge, and to meet threats before they become dire. The history of this century should have taught us to embrace the cause of American leadership.

    Our aim is to remind Americans of these lessons and to draw their consequences for today. Here are four consequences:

    • we need to increase defense spending significantly if we are to carry out our global
    responsibilities today and modernize our armed forces for the future;

    • we need to strengthen our ties to democratic allies and to challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values;

    • we need to promote the cause of political and economic freedom abroad;

    • we need to accept responsibility for America’s unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.

    Such a Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity may not be fashionable today. But it is necessary if the United States is to build on the successes of this past century and to ensure our security and our greatness in the next.

    Elliott Abrams Gary Bauer William J. Bennett Jeb Bush

    Dick Cheney Eliot A. Cohen Midge Decter Paula Dobriansky Steve Forbes

    Aaron Friedberg Francis Fukuyama Frank Gaffney Fred C. Ikle

    Donald Kagan Zalmay Khalilzad I. Lewis Libby Norman Podhoretz

    Dan Quayle Peter W. Rodman Stephen P. Rosen Henry S. Rowen

    Donald Rumsfeld Vin Weber George Weigel Paul Wolfowitz

    Project for a New American Century mission statement 1997. It all seemed so acheivable back then. Before we were poor.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    7:47 pm

    Somebody say something provocative.

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    7:48 pm

    Somebody say something provocative.

    Abortion.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    7:51 pm

    K’chak

    Okay. Breeders is messy! :-)

    Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

    December 27th, 2011
    7:53 pm

    Project for a New American Century mission statement 1997. It all seemed so acheivable back then. Before we were poor.

    Well, I don’t want to get picky here, but wasn’t just about all them signers a draft-dodger, except for Rumsfeld?

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    7:57 pm

    Breeders is messy!

    That’s what yor mama said! :P :lol:

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    7:58 pm

    Former “Saturday Night Live” actress Victoria Jackson, working on confidential information she as a web talk show host has special clearance to obtain, has claimed that the United States is being overtaken by radical Muslims bent on bringing the nation under Sharia law.

    “I just went to a briefing in Washington DC, across the street from the Capitol, at the Longworth building at 8:30 am two days ago and it changed my life,” Jackson said last week on her web show, “Politichicks.” “For six hours, I saw pictures and names and dates and facts and Islamic law books and Korans, Surahs for six hours and they proved to me… that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our highest positions in government and this is serious.”

    Sooth will soon be sending another welcome new blogger package to Victoria!

    Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

    December 27th, 2011
    7:58 pm

    Funeral for N. Korean ‘dear leader’ set for Wednesday. CNN.com

    I sure wish the Rev. Rex Humbard was still alive. He’d do a bang-up job sending that little guy with a bad haircut to his Eternal Reward, just like he did for Elvis.

    0311/1811

    December 27th, 2011
    7:59 pm

    From the “state of the flakes” …………….

    Headline NBC: “Adult Film Condom Proposal Qualifies for June Ballot”

    “A proposal that would require adult film actors to use condoms has qualified for the June ballot after proponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue before Los Angeles voters.

    The Adult Film Workplace Condom Initiative would condition adult film permits on the production company’s agreement to use condoms on the film set. Under the proposal, fees may be charged to “provide for inspectors to ensure compliance with conditions on film permits.”

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/politics/Adult-Film-Porn-Sets-Condom-Ballot-Measure-136259473.html?dr

    Now “that’s” a government job for you ………… “Porn Movie Condom Inspector” !

    I wonder what the educational and experience requirements would be?

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    8:00 pm

    Breeders is messy!

    That club is not exclusive to breeders.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    8:04 pm

    good fight

    She oughta know…bred nine!

    Provocative…? Muslim abortionists?

    Mama Says

    December 27th, 2011
    8:06 pm

    Lets cover some things here folks.

    In this day and age we all demand plan talk from our elected officials. Why then do we blast them when they do ? While we insist on skirting the issues.

    First thing- Paul’s affiliation with “racist view points”. In any honest Evaluation of race relations today we need to admit the feelings on both sides of the equation. Blacks were and in some cases still are victims of racist treatment and bias and as a result are correct to be leery of the white race in general. The white race however is not dominated by a racist agenda and those of us who really try to be cognizant of our actions are becoming increasingly tired of the race card. The very allegation disarms everyone of the facts and prevents the white person from being treated fairly, in that circumstance. If truth and fairness are really our goal we should remember that that is the goal and not relegate individuals into an unfair fictional truth. The fact that racial politics is one way to gain advantage over another is contributing to and influencing the common people. Today you can be 100 percent sure that someone you know will experience the negative side effects of that game. Whites increasingly look at the cry of racism as an excuse and blacks hear the cry and almost automatically side with the person that they look like, regardless of truth.

    To argue or even believe that there could be a race war is but one more example of the heightened sensitivity to race in this country. It is not an indictment of racism itself. I am sure that blacks see the potential just as well as whites, albeit from a different perspective but then again the same conclusion. We live in a country in which 53 percent of white voters voted for a black man yet we are constantly reminded of what the whites have done throughout history. While it doesn’t compare to the harsh reality of slavery the analogy is comparable to a married couple dealing with adultery. The wrongful partner understands their sin but the marriage will not work if the victim continually reminds him of his ills and misdeeds. Resentment will eventually take over and he will get tired of being called an unfaithful partner who despite his attempts to right the wrong is continually accused.

    I am not a Paul supporter but calling it as u see it does not make you a racist. No more than calling a thief a thief means you steal.

    Our responsibility is to take the issue as it is and fix it. We fix it by talking honestly about it not by acting like it isn’t there. We could start that conversation by being adult enough to actually say the “n” word in that conversation and talking about its meaning, origin and it’ use in the BLACK community as well as in the white. We could teach that it is demeaning to anyone who is called that by ANYONE who calls it. Let’s be honest about race, it will not be pleasant for either side but let’s do it. Then we can condemn the circuitous way we avoid the problem by blaming others for what they say, not what they do. Let’s live in the real world, where a white man is just as likely to be harmed in the projects as a black man is in the gated community. A world where we have been taught our place, rich or poor black or white.

    Then we can place our votes based on 20 year old news letters.

    Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

    December 27th, 2011
    8:08 pm

    I wonder what the educational and experience requirements would be?

    Don’t matter. I expect that guy that uses the cucumber in the demo for school kids is a lock for that job.

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    8:08 pm

    Scout: I don’t think they make condoms that big! Some of those guys have to keep it on a reel!

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    8:10 pm

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    8:00 pm
    Breeders is messy!

    “That club is not exclusive to breeders”
    *****

    Well, true, if you’re doing it right! :-)
    ****

    Scout

    Actually saw a show one night interviewing a woman whose job was condom inspector…on the assembly line! :-)

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    8:12 pm

    MAMA

    So…racism is black-white, eh? Okay, whatever….

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    8:13 pm

    Not that I actually watched no porno films or nothing! Heck, anytime I feel the need to feel inferior, I always like to watch a good porno film!

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    8:16 pm

    Sooth

    An old queen friend, “what you gonna do with it? Paint a face on it and kiss it good night? Throw it over your shoulder and burp it?”

    Mama Says

    December 27th, 2011
    8:18 pm

    Josef,

    Instead of putting words in my mouth try dealing with the facts. If you are black you just exhibited your racist point of view by saying racisim can just be one way. If you are white I am sure you feel comfortable walking through the projects tonite in Atlanta, by yourself.

    0311/1811

    December 27th, 2011
    8:19 pm

    josef:

    Google “deoderant inspector” !

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    8:19 pm

    Ahh, the white victim card….. played frequently here. I think there is a swimming pool in PA for the victims.

    While it doesn’t compare to the harsh reality of slavery the analogy is comparable to a married couple dealing with adultery. The wrongful partner understands their sin but the marriage will not work if the victim continually reminds him of his ills and misdeeds

    Especially if that poor partner (strange you assume its a Him) who strayed continues their ills and misdeeds or it the impact of those ills and misdeeds remain….

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    8:20 pm

    “Honey! did you see the size of that thing?”

    “Yeah, I got eyes don’t I?”

    “That kinda looks like mine, don’t ya think?”

    (Yeah, in your dreams!)

    “Sure, darling!”

    0311/1811

    December 27th, 2011
    8:21 pm

    DETROIT — “Heading down a path that could lead to the state of Michigan taking over the running of Detroit, Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday appointed a team to review the city’s finances.”

    A once great American city.

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    8:22 pm

    Scout: median home price in Detroit, $6,000.00.

    0311/1811

    December 27th, 2011
    8:23 pm

    “Al-Qaeda in Iraq says it was behind Baghdad blasts ………….. ”

    No ……………………… you’re kidding.

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    8:23 pm

    It’s all them damned unions and community organizers!

    0311/1811

    December 27th, 2011
    8:23 pm

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    8:24 pm

    Especially if that poor partner (strange you assume its a Him) who strayed continues their ills and misdeeds or it the impact of those ills and misdeeds remain….

    It will always be a matter of trust.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    8:24 pm

    MAMA

    What I am saying is what I say anytime the subject of racism comes up, so long as we remain mired in the black-white paradigm, all we’re doing is spinning our wheels and getting no where. I am saying that black and white alike can be and are just as racist against brown, red and yellow…we need to break free of that. Would it make you feel more at ease did I say white-black instead of black-white?

    Would I feel comfortable walking through the projects. Not really. Nor would I not be looking over my shoulder here in Buckhead…

    I am just saying to broaden your perspective on racism and try and see it as something other than black-white/white-black…

    gm

    December 27th, 2011
    8:25 pm

    Hey Mitt, when are you going to release your tax returns? so the middle class can see the millions you are still making off their backs, and when are you going to tell America about the compainies you ran out of business and thousands you have laid off.
    Wow, a man thats worth over 240 million really cares about some of the Georgians living in trailers in rual areas”””’
    Thank President Obama for bringing our troops home for holidays and fighting for middle class””

    Mama Says

    December 27th, 2011
    8:26 pm

    Good fight are really so blind that u cannot see you just placed me in a general category because I am white I therefore can never be done wrong. In other words the facts that I struggle to pay my bills, grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a rat infested cinder block house with little heat and no air conditioning was a benefit of my white race.

    Got it now I by virtue of your general beliefs concerning one race would never be prejudged because of my race would I

    Real Scootter

    December 27th, 2011
    8:27 pm

    well,my poker game got cancelled tonight so I thought I might drop in to see what was going on here and see that I can play the race card game instead. :grin: