On Ashley Judd, $1 trillion coins and other matters of import

I see where Kentucky-born movie star Ashley Judd continues to talk about running for the U.S. Senate against Mitch McConnell. McConnell may be in a bit of political trouble, and as Al Franken has demonstrated, it is quite possible for a Hollywood celebrity to perform credibly in the Senate. But Minnesota ain’t Kentucky, and in this case, Judd has as much chance of becoming a U.S. senator as McConnell has of being a Hollywood leading man.

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Cyclist Lance Armstrong is scheduled to appear next week on Oprah, where he may finally, publicly confess to years of performance-enhancing drug use on the way to seven Tour de France titles, all of which have been stripped from him.

Armstrong Livestrong CyclingThe American people will supposedly forgive almost anything after a public confession, and Oprah has become our culture’s official Mother Confessor. But all the tears from all the crocodiles on the planet won’t wash away the stain on Armstrong’s reputation.

Set aside, for the moment, his use of performance-enhancing drugs and his supposedly heart-felt, offended claims of innocence. By multiple, multiple accounts, Armstrong conducted himself like a first-class, egotistical jerk throughout this entire scandal. He fooled the naive and gullible into vouching for his honesty, he strong-armed teammates into joining him in drug use, he intimidated others into silence and he conducted a decade-long campaign to ruin anybody who threatened to reveal him as he truly is, which is a self-centered, arrogant bully.

So please, Lance, spare us the dramatics and groveling. Live strong, dude.

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Speaking of cheating, arrogant, self-centered bullies,  neither Barry Bonds nor Roger Clemens got enough votes this week to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I don’t have much sympathy for those guys, and if they never get in the hall, that would be fine with me.

But let’s at least be honest with ourselves. Everybody in baseball — casual fans, baseball writers, managers, agents, the players’ union, broadcasters, team owners and MLB executives such as Bud Selig included — all knew what was going on in the steroid era, and we pretended otherwise. When punch-and-judy second basemen suddenly turn into 50-homer sluggers, and when baseball records that have lasted for decades get obliterated by multiple players, it ain’t natural and we all knew it at the time. But it was selling tickets and raising TV ratings and it was FUN! Even chicks dig the long ball, right?

The baseball establishment now seems to believe that by casting all the blame on prominent scapegoats such as Clemens and Bonds, it can expunge itself of its own guilt for that era, and it cannot and should not.

I think Bud Selig should schedule a session with Oprah.

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Finally, in the stupid-government-tricks department, there’s the $1 trillion platinum coin. According to proponents of the idea, some of them pretty prominent (see here and here and here, among others), an odd provision in federal law would allow the U.S. Treasury Department to create a coin, made out of platinum, in a $1 trillion denomination. Federal assets would suddenly increase by $1 trillion, meaning the U.S. government would no longer be running up against its congressionally imposed debt ceiling.

Voila! Problem solved!

Look, the entire debt-ceiling debate is inherently silly. I get that. Congress has voted to spend trillions and borrow trillions, and it’s totally ridiculous to pretend that it can now refuse to pay that money back, which is what it would do by refusing to raise the debt ceiling. Given all that, solving a silly, make-believe problem with a silly, make-believe coin apparently has some appeal to otherwise serious people.

But this is clown-car politics beneath the dignity of the United States of America. It also would dynamite what little credibility the governing process in this country might still retain, and it’s a mark of our decline that such a concept would even be broached.

– Jay Bookman

816 comments Add your comment

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 10th, 2013
11:52 am

I agree the trillion coin is a silly response to a silly “ceiling”. Its time to be responsible and not respond to GOP childishness with more childish stupidity.

Fred ™

January 10th, 2013
11:53 am

Multiple choice for topics lol.

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
11:53 am

The entire debt/deficit thing is silly. We honor all our debts
by payment with dollars which we print. The world accepts
this, why doesn’t Congress?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 10th, 2013
11:56 am

The debt ceiling is as stupid as building a custom home on credit and then saying afterword that you aren’t going to pay the loan off as the home is being built because, well, it exceeds your debt ceiling.

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
11:56 am

Sorry to say that almost all of sports and Hollywood is fake.
Are steroids to be found in the community to create ‘athletes’
in the teen years?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

January 10th, 2013
11:57 am

Ashley Judd is talented, hawt, and can speak in rational complete sentences, but this doesn’t translate as U.S. Senator material.

That being said, she’s a lot better than what some states send to Washington.

Simple Truths

January 10th, 2013
11:58 am

“chicks dig the long ball”

Truer words were never spoken!

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
11:59 am

I’d vote for Ashley Judd. I wouldn’t watch Mitch as a leading man.

Fred ™

January 10th, 2013
11:59 am

Sorry to say that almost all of sports and Hollywood is fake.

You mean that really WASn’T Abraham Lincoln in that movie that just came out? I’m so disappointed………

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:01 pm

“chicks dig the long ball”
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I have never heard a woman say ‘I dig the long ball’.

Brosephus™

January 10th, 2013
12:02 pm

Ashley Judd… enough said!!

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Lance Armstrong: Dude beat cancer, so maybe people need to start juicing as part of their cancer recovery.

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MLB: All the steroids in the world will not give someone hand/eye coordination if they don’t already have it. If I were any one of them, I’d tell the Hall to kiss my ass anyway. Many people in that era were on something, so to scapegoat a few is pure bullsh*t in my book.

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$1T Coin: About as likely as me getting elected governor of Georgia in the next election. Hint: I ain’t running or even contemplating such jackassery. :)

JamVet

January 10th, 2013
12:02 pm

Pete Rose should be in the HoF before any of the Roid Brothers get in, but I suspect that within ten years, Barry, Mark and Roger will all get into Cooperstown. Here’s to hoping those egomaniacs never do.

Speaking of disgraces, it’s gonna be very hard to watch Dodgeball without laughing at the Armstrong scene at the bar even harder now.

Speaking of more disgraces (LOL), Mitch McConnell was never the answer to our problems. Mitch McConnell was always the problem!

Welcome to the Occupation

January 10th, 2013
12:02 pm

You know you’re a good upstanding liberal when you reject a bold political gambit because it’s “beneath the dignity of the United States of America”.

And just what dignity is that exactly? Tell us, please.

Simple Truths

January 10th, 2013
12:02 pm

barking frog @12:01
True. But actions speak louder than works, my friend!

Fred ™

January 10th, 2013
12:03 pm

Why wouldn’t Ashley Judd be electable? She graduated with honors from Kentucky. She seems to be politically astute. What else do you need? I mean look at Newt, what was his “big” qualification to being a Congressman. What was Johnny Isackson’s?

Heck, look at Hank Johnson………..

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:04 pm

Fred ™
You mean that really WASn’T Abraham Lincoln in that movie that just came out? I’m so disappointed………
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Santa isn’t real either, sorry……….

Aquagirl

January 10th, 2013
12:05 pm

Santa isn’t real either, sorry……….

WHUT?!?!

JamVet

January 10th, 2013
12:05 pm

Of course, people dig dingers.

But in Japanese-size parks with 8 foot fences?

Not this lifelong baseball fan.

Give me a triple in the gap (in a man sized park) any day…

Fred ™

January 10th, 2013
12:06 pm

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:01 pm

“chicks dig the long ball”
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I have never heard a woman say ‘I dig the long ball’.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I guess you never saw the Braves commercials either?

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

Hoof Hearted

January 10th, 2013
12:06 pm

I agree completely on Armstrong. If he got caught, denied it at first, but came around without too much fuss and admitted it, I think most people would forgive. However, even recently, he was still claiming all of these people are liars, and this is a witch hunt, that he has NEVER done these things, etc. Who knows how many people’s lives and reputations he’s ruined over the years by using his considerable fame, money and clout to disparage and harm those who were probably just doing their jobs? I know he’s not a murderer or molester (as far as we know !), but his attitude is one of the most corrosive and evil types there is.

td

January 10th, 2013
12:06 pm

Jay,

I wander why you did not mention anything about this “war on women” in the Obama cabinet that the MSNBC crowd has made their lead story all morning? Rhetorical question so you do not have to answer.

Fred ™

January 10th, 2013
12:07 pm

Santa isn’t real either, sorry……….

Alright buddy, that is just WAY over the line. You apologize to Santa RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 10th, 2013
12:09 pm

:roll: Suddenly the wingnuts want to claim a war on women but not admit their own war. :lol: rightttt. By the way, was Susan Rice NOT a female?

Matti

January 10th, 2013
12:09 pm

barking frog,

I do. ;)

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:10 pm

Fred ™
Alright buddy, that is just WAY over the line. You apologize to Santa RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!
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Sorry Santa, you are real to some people most of which are under age 6.

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:12 pm

Matti
congratulations, you’re my first. I won’t forget you and
I will respect you in the morning.

indigo

January 10th, 2013
12:12 pm

Personally, I don’t give a flying frack as to what drugs Armstrong, Bonds and Clemons did or did not take.

However, when it comes to being “naive and gullible, Kentucky’s majority electorate are right up there with Georgia’s in keeping someone like McConnell in office.

And, “cheating, arrogant, self-centered bullies” is an apt description of those powerful Republican politicians who are systematically trying their best to turn America into a Christian fundamentalist kingdom.

Aquagirl

January 10th, 2013
12:13 pm

I bet barking frog didn’t clap for Tinkerbell either.

B@stard.

KamWhack

January 10th, 2013
12:13 pm

“He fooled the naive and gullible into vouching for his honesty, he strong-armed teammates into joining him in drug use, he intimidated others into silence and he conducted a decade-long campaign to ruin anybody who threatened to reveal him as he truly is, which is a self-centered, arrogant bully.”

My goodness, we’ve finally written Bill Clinton’s biography.

DownInAlbany

January 10th, 2013
12:13 pm

Holy Moley! Have I been transported to another time and place? I agree with Bookman on all 4 issues. If Ashley Judd wants to run for Congress and the folks think she best represents them, go for it. Lance Armstrong should probably go to jail. MLB ignored the likes of Clemens and Bonds. And, the platinum coin idea is one of the more asinine ideas out of DC in a while…and there’s a bunch of them! :)

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:15 pm

Aquagirl
clap and tinkerbell should not be in the same sentence.
My parents were married.

DownInAlbany

January 10th, 2013
12:18 pm

Speaking of disgraces, it’s gonna be very hard to watch Dodgeball without laughing at the Armstrong scene at the bar even harder now.

It’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off for ‘em.

the cat

January 10th, 2013
12:19 pm

That picture of McConell makes me think he was being vaginally probed at the time it was taken. One can only hope.

DownInAlbany

January 10th, 2013
12:19 pm

indigo

January 10th, 2013
12:12 pm

However, when it comes to being “naive and gullible, Kentucky’s majority electorate are right up there with Georgia’s in keeping someone like McConnell in office.

Yeah, CD2 just sent Sanford Bishop back to DC, again!

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 10th, 2013
12:20 pm

Ahh, the members of the Club of the KamScorned are returning. Obsession.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

January 10th, 2013
12:23 pm

Keep

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just like he
They long to be
Close to me.

JamVet

January 10th, 2013
12:24 pm

frog, I trust they were both amphibians. (Though in this day and age, mixed marriages aren’t a big deal.)

Albany, IMUO, one of the best comedies of the past ten years or so.

My goodness, we’ve finally written Bill Clinton’s biography.

That’s pretty funny.

And hearkens back to an innocent time before ODS ruled the GOP!

Aquagirl

January 10th, 2013
12:25 pm

clap and tinkerbell should not be in the same sentence.

I dunno, didn’t she spend a lot of time around those pirates?

Whatever

January 10th, 2013
12:26 pm

Does anybody know where the Constitution discusses hunting?

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:27 pm

Fred ™

January 10th, 2013
12:06 pm
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Was the guy who said it in that video a girl ?

F. Sinkwich

January 10th, 2013
12:28 pm

“…as Al Franken has demonstrated, it is quite possible for a Hollywood celebrity to perform credibly in the Senate.”

Bwaahahahahahahaha

DownInAlbany

January 10th, 2013
12:28 pm

JamVet

January 10th, 2013
12:24 pm

Albany, IMUO, one of the best comedies of the past ten years or so.

Agreed. Watched parts of it last night.

larry

January 10th, 2013
12:28 pm

I would not count out Judd beating McConnell. She’s smart, intellegent, easy on the eyes and she is an outsider which would appeal to independents.

Alot of people thought the Democrat from North Dakota had no chance against her Republican counterpart, and look what happened. A major upset.

MrLiberty

January 10th, 2013
12:29 pm

On stupid coin ideas – Let’s look at the proposal.

Why bother to coin a $1Trillion coin? And why Platinum? Why not just use the worthless paper we currently use? There is absolutely NOTHING backing the current Federal Reserve Notes other than the ability of government to steal money and productivity from us to pay the debt. If a $trillion are printed out of thin air to purchase $1Trillion worth of Platinum to create a coin worth $1Trillion, then why not just use the paper to pay the debts. That is EXACTLY what they do every day! The Federal Reserve just creates money electronically or just prints it out of thin air. It is only the belief that the US government will honor its debts (and legal tender laws that FORCE us to use them) that give these worthless pieces of paper any worth at all.

The entire monetary system of the US is a complete joke. That is exactly how this coin issue should be looked at.

End the Fed. Restore the freedom to do business in sound money and allow the market to decide what will be our new money. Gold and Silver will win out.

skipper

January 10th, 2013
12:30 pm

HEY FOLKS;
People (Lord help us) voted Cynthia McKinney in, and she is a loony’s loony! So, Ashley Judd, an honor grad, could still make it……..I am not sure she may be the best choice, but I would take her (or most recently released prisoners) over McKinney!

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:31 pm

Whatever
Does anybody know where the Constitution discusses hunting?
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Is hunting unconstitutional ?

larry

January 10th, 2013
12:31 pm

Wasnt Reagan a Hollywood celebrity? And Gopher from the love boat ?

Welcome to the Occupation

January 10th, 2013
12:31 pm

Td:

I note you passed on responding re: Erskine Bowles.

Not up to the challenge?

UNCLE SAMANTHA

January 10th, 2013
12:32 pm

JAY

you forgot to tell how Al Gore is richer than Romney now by selling his Current TV to BIG OIL

so much for GLOBAL WARMING

I wonder if the new AL-JAZ will have any LEFTIES talking about stopping the use of OIL?????

guess all the liberals will have only 1 choice to watch now, MSNBC………………. uhhh I mean NBC…………. MICROSOFT wanted a DIVORCE

Whatever

January 10th, 2013
12:33 pm

Barking,

Hunting is not constitutionally protected as far as I know but the right to bear arms is. I just love how the left is trying to make hunters feel better by talking about ‘guns not needed for hunting’.

UNCLE SAMANTHA

January 10th, 2013
12:33 pm

skipper

she was voted in by DEKALB COUNTY

enough said!!!!!!!

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:33 pm

Aquagirl
clap and tinkerbell should not be in the same sentence.

I dunno, didn’t she spend a lot of time around those pirates?
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pirates are not known for applause…

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

January 10th, 2013
12:35 pm

“Political correctness is a disease.”

“Liberals are bullies.”

Joe Hussein Mama

January 10th, 2013
12:35 pm

On the topic of juicing athletes, screw ‘em. The best commentary I saw on that was an online ad for those little yellow bracelets a few months ago. The only difference was that these said “DOUCHE” on them.

On the topic of Ashley Judd and Mitch McConnell, I think they make a terrible couple.

Wait, what? Never mind. :D

And on the topic of the $1T coin, two words. Puh. LEASE.

Even if for some insane reason we moved ahead with that plan, it’d be horribly inflationary and would pizz off bond buyers and brokers around the world. Instead, let’s just mint that coin with the words “FINANCIAL POISON” engraved on the front. Then let’s lock it in some vault at the Treasury Department and forget we ever had this conversation.

Brosephus™

January 10th, 2013
12:35 pm

Yeah, CD2 just sent Sanford Bishop back to DC, again!

And CD3 sent Westmoreland back to DC. What’s your point?

Aquagirl

January 10th, 2013
12:36 pm

“Random remarks in quotations mean you should see a mental health professional”

Joe Hussein Mama

January 10th, 2013
12:36 pm

0311 — ““Liberals are bullies.”

Gimme yer lunch money, Poindexter. :D

Marc

January 10th, 2013
12:36 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight! how is the debt ceiling stupid? HAVE YOU found away to spend more money than you make? Why should our government live of credit?

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

January 10th, 2013
12:36 pm

“NRA RANKS SOAR”

Jay

January 10th, 2013
12:37 pm

““…as Al Franken has demonstrated, it is quite possible for a Hollywood celebrity to perform credibly in the Senate.”

Bwaahahahahahahaha

Mr. Sinkwich:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/are-republicans-scared-of-al-franken-20130109

JamVet

January 10th, 2013
12:37 pm

Reagan was more than a celeb. He was a union thug who headed up the union thugs.

And as for morals? The man was a California alley cat who philandered his way out of his marriage to Jane Wyman. To wit, Nancy “Just Say No” Davis was pregnant when she and Ronnie married.

And the man was a horrible actor who was in some of the worst movies ever made.

If you don’t believe me, try and watch a couple…

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:37 pm

Whatever
the right to bear arms preceded the Constitution (as did hunting)
and the government is prohibited from infringing on that right by
by the 2nd amendment.

UNCLE SAMANTHA

January 10th, 2013
12:39 pm

Whatever

hunting down INTRUDERS is protected as well

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/cops-suspect-shot-by-loganville-mom-had-cased-anot/nTpkR/

every liberals worse nightmare
a soccer mom who is armed and is willing to use it………

but is she RACIST for it?

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

January 10th, 2013
12:39 pm

One more topic:
Consumer finance agency bids to stop predatory lending

Boiled down, the new rules force lenders to take responsibility for the loans they write. It will no longer be possible for lenders to say a customer bears all the responsibility for what they sign.
http://www.salon.com/2013/01/10/consumer_finance_agency_bids_to_stop_predatory_lending/

Get em’ Senator Warren!

Joe Hussein Mama

January 10th, 2013
12:41 pm

0311 — “NRA RANKS SOAR”

Your spelling and punctuation could use some work. Here, lemme fix that.

NRA RANK, SORE

There you go. MUCH better. :D

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

January 10th, 2013
12:41 pm

barking frog, no one is planning to infringe on your 2nd amendment rights, dude.

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:41 pm

Aquagirl

January 10th, 2013
12:36 pm
“Random remarks in quotations mean you should see a mental health professional”
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Surely you see the irony here.

larry

January 10th, 2013
12:41 pm

As far as juicing goes, If Dale Murphy cant make the hall, then they shouldnt.

JamVet

January 10th, 2013
12:42 pm

Get em’ Senator Warren!

Yeah, baby!

A neocon’s worst nightmare.

That woman has more moral courage to stand up to the banksters and Titans of Malfeasance than 20 Republican men put together!

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 10th, 2013
12:43 pm

Oy vey Marc…. the debt ceiling is saying to our creditors, bond holders and the world markets, “you know those programs, things we purchased on credit, well, we decided not to pay for them.” Try that on your home credit. the debt ceiling has little to do with spending and revenue. Debt is a result of prior spending.

Aquagirl

January 10th, 2013
12:43 pm

Surely you see the irony here.

I’ve voted Republican, so it’s not like I’ve ever claimed to be playing with a full deck of cards. :)

Joe Hussein Mama

January 10th, 2013
12:43 pm

F. Sinkiewicz — “Bwaahahahahahahaha”

Better Al Franken than freakin’ GOPHER. :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Love_Boat#Cast

td

January 10th, 2013
12:43 pm

“1995 footage of Attorney General Eric Holder, when he was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In his remarks before the Woman’s National Democratic Club, broadcast by CSPAN 2, Holder said people should be ashamed to own guns, just the way that cigarette smokes now “cower outside of buildings” to smoke.”

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb-staff/2013/01/10/eric-holder-gun-owners-should-cower-shame-smokers#ixzz2HayIGPt1

And this is the person on a team that is suppose to give gun owners the peace of mind that these people do not want our guns. Right.

skipper

January 10th, 2013
12:44 pm

I am definitely independant, but I talked to a hard-working (some would say redneck) guy in Sanford Bishop’s district. Yeah, an ole white-guy. He said “Man, he was there when I needed him; so I supported him and voted for him.”
’nuff said.

larry

January 10th, 2013
12:44 pm

The NRA ? Soaring ?

The gun lobbying group now has a negative favorability rating, down 10 points since the week before CEO Wayne LaPierre’s press conference, during which he called for more guns in schools and blamed media glorification of violence. Just 42 percent of respondents approved of the NRA, while 45 percent now view it unfavorably, according to a new survey by Public Policy Polling. Fifty percent of the public also rejected the NRA’s proposal for more guns in schools, and 64 percent oppose another idea to arm teachers. Gun owners also oppose arming teachers. Only a narrow margin of Republicans support the push for more guns in school, with 39 percent against.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

January 10th, 2013
12:44 pm

Jay, you missed mentioning Trump threatening to sue Bill Maher for supposedly welching on a bet to donate $5 million to charity if Trump could produce documentation that he wasn’t spawned from an orangutan. Trump claims he showed the documentation to Jay Leno and now wants Maher to pay up or he’ll sue.

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:45 pm

Finn McCool (The System isn’t Broken; It’s Fixed)

January 10th, 2013
12:41 pm
barking frog, no one is planning to infringe on your 2nd amendment rights, dude.
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cite please.

Brosephus™

January 10th, 2013
12:45 pm

hunting down INTRUDERS is protected as well

Dude, I don’t think that mom hunted anybody down. Retreating to the safey of the crawl space is not a hunting technique. That’s called protecting your children, and she did everything that she’s legally entitled to do to protect her kids. Why try to make a saint out of someone who simply did what they had to do? Have you ever shot someone on purpose?

td

January 10th, 2013
12:46 pm

One more telling comment about Holder and the entire progressive movement.

At the end of this clip, Holder says anti-gun ads should run every day, and we need to “really brainwash people to think about guns in a vastly different way.”

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb-staff/2013/01/10/eric-holder-gun-owners-should-cower-shame-smokers#ixzz2Hb0HN575

UNCLE SAMANTHA

January 10th, 2013
12:47 pm

Joe Hussein Mama

January 10th, 2013
12:47 pm

Q: How many NRA members does it take to change a light bulb?

A: No members, but MOAR GUNZ.

barking frog

January 10th, 2013
12:47 pm

Aquagirl
Surely you see the irony here.

I’ve voted Republican, so it’s not like I’ve ever claimed to be playing with a full deck of cards. :)
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and I did it multiple times, silly me.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

January 10th, 2013
12:48 pm

barking frog wrote “cite please.”

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barking frog, no one is planning to infringe on your 2nd amendment rights, dude.
There you go!

UNCLE SAMANTHA

January 10th, 2013
12:48 pm

bro
all americans are gulity of murder……….. we go into iraq, afghanistan and pakistan killing civilians in the name of security

E PLURIBUS UNUM

we are all one……….. therefore we bear responsibility for the deaths of children by the OBAMA administration

Jay

January 10th, 2013
12:49 pm

The Holder quote, in a speech to a Washington DC audience:

“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we’ve changed our attitudes about cigarettes. You know, when I was growing up, people smoked all the time. Both my parents did. But over time, we changed the way that people thought about smoking, so now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.”

Only gun extremists would find anything the slightest bit controversial about that quote. When you’ve got young people in DC shooting each other to death, Holder actually proposed trying to change attitudes and make it uncool to carry firearms.

There is no suggestion of government confiscation of firearms. No suggestion of gun bans. And any claim otherwise is simply foolish.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

January 10th, 2013
12:50 pm

therefore we bear responsibility for the deaths of children by the OBAMA administration

And the Bush administration, and the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and the Reagan administration, and the Ford administration, and the Nixon administration, and….

We are nothing if not a violent species.

Brosephus™

January 10th, 2013
12:50 pm

UNCLE SAMANTHA

That ain’t what I asked you. One more time just in case you didn’t understand my question to you…

Have you ever shot someone on purpose?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

January 10th, 2013
12:51 pm

And any claim otherwise is simply foolish.

Consider the source.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

January 10th, 2013
12:51 pm

There is no suggestion of government confiscation of firearms. No suggestion of gun bans. And any claim otherwise is simply foolish.

Which means people like td have to make it up from thin air and repeat it enough times to hope that the gullible will believe it.

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

January 10th, 2013
12:52 pm

Wow! Surprised Jay didn’t bring up Al “Crappy Pants” Roker.

Saw where he gave an interview and told the interviewer that once, when he ate something he shouldn’t of at the white house, he crapped in his pants, (and a gun wasn’t to his head either!)

well oh sh##tty pants had to haul to the boys room and then take off those sh##tty drawers. He said afterwards he had to Commando.

Nothing, absolutely NOTHING in this world is as disgusting as imagining old sh###tty drawers commando! And probably still smelling like sh##t.

I bet ole dubya was at his desk, smelling sh##t, thinking that either Rove or DirtyDick desperately needed mouth wash but was too afraid of either one of them to say anything!

I bet the maid, (I hope to GOD she was black!), cleaning out the bathroom and saw those sh##tty drawers said, “Damn Dubya! didn’t his mama teach him how to wipe his azz!?! ” then she sent a picture to all her friends on MySpace and called it, “that nasty stanking white boy’s nasty stanking sh##tty drawers”.

Al “Sh###tty Drawers” Roker, going commando (EEWWWWW), should’ve at least made Jay’s list.

I’m disappointed in his, Jay’s, journalistic endeavors. This is real news! Not like that budget ceiling crap!

td

January 10th, 2013
12:52 pm

Jay

January 10th, 2013
12:49 pm

You seem to have missed this little part of the lecture?

At the end of this clip, Holder says anti-gun ads should run every day, and we need to “really brainwash people to think about guns in a vastly different way.”

the cat

January 10th, 2013
12:52 pm

I certainly like the way Eric Holder thinks. Thanks for the link td.

Aquagirl

January 10th, 2013
12:52 pm

Dude, I don’t think that mom hunted anybody down.

She also managed to defend her home and children with a .38 revolver instead of 15 assault weapons with high-capacity clips. Imagine that.

UNCLE SAMANTHA

January 10th, 2013
12:52 pm

yes
and you?

Union

January 10th, 2013
12:53 pm

lets take that coin and invite china to a world series of poker kind of tournament.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

January 10th, 2013
12:54 pm

At the end of this clip, Holder says anti-gun ads should run every day, and we need to “really brainwash people to think about guns in a vastly different way.”

And if the Koch Brothers funded such an effort? You think our brains weren’t washed by all the anti-smoking information that has come out in the past 40 years?

Regnad Kcin

January 10th, 2013
12:54 pm

I’m still crushed about the Lance armstrong thing, and I just don’t want to talk about it. :(

I’m pretty torn about the juicing scandal – the argument could be made that Bonds was the best of all time (okay, calm down – you know that YOU could make that argument pretty easily, even if you disagree). Something’s gonna have to give in this situation.

Ashley Judd? Mitch McConnell? Whatever…

The trillion dollar coin has a certain appeal – it’s an elegantly stupid solution to a made-up, stupid problem. I’m still amazed at the conservatives who participated in a congress that passed the bills, but doesn’t want to pay for them. They probably “dine-and-dash” at the local DC eateries. The have no moral or ethical comapss, as far as I can tell, and should resign for being gluteal fedoras.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

January 10th, 2013
12:54 pm

Which means people like td have to make it up from thin air and repeat it enough times to hope that the gullible will believe it.

It’s not out of thin air.

It’s repeated drudgey spam.

FLASHBACK: GUN OWNERS SHOULD ‘COWER’ IN SHAME LIKE SMOKERS…

Joe Hussein Mama

January 10th, 2013
12:55 pm

D. DoRight — Al “Sh###tty Drawers” Roker, going commando (EEWWWWW), should’ve at least made Jay’s list.”

Whiskey

Tango

FOXTROT

godless heathen

January 10th, 2013
12:55 pm

How about ceasing testing for PEDs altogether. See who can build the best athlete. Merk and pfiser can sponsor teams.

Hey Russia, our chemists can beat your chemists any day.

And Emory would be a football powerhouse.