Blaming us and labeling them

Thinking Right’s weekend free-for-all. Pick a topic:

  • It’s our fault. Global warming. 9/11. Drug wars in Mexico. Our “insatiable” appetite for illegal drugs and the drug cartels’ access to our guns make us “co-responsible” for Mexico’s problem, says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Soon we must organize the Apologize for America World Tour for the Obama administration.
  • Notice how labels are applied to make a particular group of people unpopular so that government can more easily move against them or their property? “Predatory” lenders. Super speeders. “Greedy” business executives. “Polluters.” When politicians start applying labels, watch out. They’re coming for you. Super speeders in Georgia, henceforth, will be forking over another $200 for government’s use in possibly funding a trauma care network. Public safety should not be about raising money.
  • Speak kindly of the dead. So, taking my cue from a Sunday headline that says “Gambling is latest hope for a revival” of Underground Atlanta, I offer my condolences. If gambling’s the cure, the undertaker’s carriage awaits.
  • Number of the Week: 9.3. That’s Georgia’s unemployment rate and the sum — $9.3 trillion — what Washington will spend in excess of revenues over the next decade. Break open the kiddies’ piggy banks. They’re coming for “the rich” and that’d be Junior and the future grandkids. The only people who don’t seem to get laid off are those who advocate for more government spending.
  • Georgia House Democrats could easily have fashioned a resolution praising President Barack Obama and making him an honorary member of the Legislative Black Caucus. But, of course, they had to include language that praised themselves and invited Republicans to endorse his “unimpeachable reputation for integrity [and] vision” and to declare that “no one could be more worthy of special honor and recognition by members of this body.” I wouldn’t sign on to that. Nor would those who offered it if the object of praise was George W. Bush. It’s an unserious partisan game in a serious time.
  • Headline: “Obama to states: Use stimulus cash wisely.” States to Obama: Why didn’t Congress apply that standard when drafting the $787 billion pork-and-social agenda spending bill? Obama is a marketing message in motion, an electronic crawler that just flashes phrases without awareness of those that preceded it. Example: After using the office of the president to incite the masses against the AIG bonuses, he goes on entertainment television to declare that he’s leaning against a 90 percent tax on bonuses that whizzed through the U.S. House. His “save-and-invest” budget is filled with spending that will make it unlikely that future generations will have any after-tax earnings to save.
  • Reusable headline: “Sudden job losses stun 20-somethings.” These substitute numbers are available, too: 30, 40, 50. Sudden job losses stun us all.
  • Where are the children? On this night, about eight of them, ranging in age from 1 to 9, are in the car on Old National Highway at 12:45 a.m. watching a shoot-out brawl over a cellphone involving two women who bore the same man’s children. Poor children. The poor, poor children. One day they will be big enough to tote the guns and brawl over cellphones and that will be the world they know.
  • The only car where I’d absolutely insist on an air bag is the little Nano, a $2, 000 part-plastic job introduced by Tata in India. An encounter with an insensitive environmental pig driving a gas-guzzling SUV, the very sight of which steals the true environmentalist’s joy in living, would ruin your motoring day.

103 comments Add your comment

The Devil You Say

March 27th, 2009
1:31 pm

The amount of money spent on Iraq will look miniscule compared to the spending of the Oduma misAdministration. Trillion dollar deficits for the next ten years are nothing to laugh about, except for Oduma, who just yucked it up on 60 minutes. The fact is that he’s incompetent!

Dusty

March 27th, 2009
1:32 pm

Well, I see AmVet has arrived to give us his communist manifesto for today. Nothing really new. Just his usual manifesto on nobody cares about poor little persons but the beautiful liberals. And it is all the fault of YOU KNOW WHO

Rush Limbaugh for President

March 27th, 2009
1:38 pm

Dusty

Your positions are perfectly in keeping with right wing logic and explain why you and your kind are in the minority…

I suggest Hillary would eat your lunch on any subject any time. She is right. Why is that so hard for you to say?

Saying America is a great country would be praising Bush? Name something we should praise Bush for? The two are mutually exclusive.

Obama, got elected by the independent vote. Do they think on their own? Let me guess where you get your talking points. Sean Hannity

Arnold- a rare thinking, non-ideological Republican and an effective politician. He’s over your head.

Underground- no comment

Poor neighborhoods- besides critizing their behavior what do you have to offer? Ever walked a mile in their shoes?

Dusty, you offer, like Wooten, another empty round of criticism and sarcasm drenched in the knuckle dragging ideology of older, white, religious, paranoid, self-rightous, hold overs from the past. Lucky for us the Demographics are working against you.

Churchill's MOM

March 27th, 2009
1:43 pm

Finally some good news for the state of Georgia.. By the way what college did she graduate from?

Secretary of State Karen Handel on Friday became the latest Republican to join the race to replace term-limited Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Peter

March 27th, 2009
1:50 pm

HA HA HA @@……..The cost of the Iraq war? The war that dems in congress supported? That war?

Yes the cost of the “made up” Iraq WAR, that all was Mislead about.. ?

DO you know what the “Lack of Intelligence” WAR is costing the USA ?

“How much is his surge into Afghanistan gonna cost? Do you know yet?”

Funny question yet again……

No Idea……. but were are there because Bush gave Bin Laden a free PASS remember ?

I guess you have not thought he fact we invaded Iraq gave the Muslin radicals something to rally behind, thus the strengthening of AL Quada !

And this thought…….Last I checked it was $11,044,598,337,305.97. On January 19, 2009 (the day before Obama got his hands on it) it was $9,299,550,950,326.54

Gee was that after the US had to bail out all the financial institutions that would have taken down our entire system….is that what you are talking about ? Saving America from TOTAL Financial collapse, as Warren Buffet eluded too ?

Are you talking about the Government bailing out Wall Street, AIG, others and now the Auto makers ?

The “derivative scandal” that happened under the “Guidance” of George Bush ?

Are you talking about what the president has to do after inheriting the BIGGEST Financial Mess in US History beside the Depression ?

AmVet

March 27th, 2009
1:51 pm

“The cost of the Iraq war? The war that dems in congress supported? That war?”

Nice try, @@.

57% of the Democrats in Congress voted against the BushCo Crusades.

And your beloved “conservative” Republicans?

A stunning 2.6%

The GOP should have, at that moment, change its name to the Lockstep and Spineless Party.

This is, was and always will be a neo-conned war. With some spinally-challenged Dems being bullied into kowtowing to the bungling, bloodlusting chickenhawks…

Shawny

March 27th, 2009
1:52 pm

Jackie

March 27th, 2009
1:52 pm

@ Dusty,

Still standing in line for the great Bush epiphany; everything that he has done will be vetted in heaven and the inscribed tablets will be brought to a mountain by one the disciples.

This tablet will tell us that all things that we considered wrong with Dubya and his disregard for the Constitution – the framework for the rule of law – was misunderstood by everyone who had a poor perception of Dubya’s actions.

What do you think?

Dusty

March 27th, 2009
1:56 pm

Well, I see AmVet has come forward with his own communistic I’hate’cha manifesto as usual.

Yep, nobody loves the poor “smucks”(his words) like President Obama. Nobody fights the “wicked” (his words) but President Obama. Oh, and “robber barons” and “architects of Corporate Destruction”..all credited to Republicans. AmVet is just bustin’ loose with his malfunctions.

But that was not enough hate shown. So our dear AmVet throws in a few words addressed to “you ‘compassionate conservatives’in the Old White Guy Party of Dixie”.

Congratulations, AmVet, you win Bigot of the Month award for your posts. You can put it on your mantel besides the pictures of your Ongoing Obama Orgy. You’re the clown in the picture.

AmVet

March 27th, 2009
2:09 pm

Ah Musty, like the trainable b!tch, you are, you WILL speak on my command.

You always have and you always will.

Now what is left is for you to learn how to roll over and play dead.

That’s a good girl…

Peter

March 27th, 2009
2:10 pm

Hey @@ so this was the deficit when Obama took office…….(the day before Obama got his hands on it) it was $9,299,550,950,326.54.

Gee what was the deficit when Bush took office ?

Peter

March 27th, 2009
2:11 pm

Hey Dusty do you know what a “Robber Barron” is ?

Dusty's Husband

March 27th, 2009
2:17 pm

Dusty awakes during the night to find that her husband was not in their bed. She puts on her robe and goes downstairs to look for him. She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee in front of him. He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall.

Dusty watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of his coffee. ‘What’s the matter, dear?’ she whispers as she steps into the room, ‘Why are you down here at this time of night?’

I looks up from his coffee, ‘I am just remembering when we first met 20 years ago and started dating. You were only 16. Do you remember back then?’ he says solemnly.

Dusty is touched to tears thinking that her husband is so caring, so sensitive. ‘Yes, I do’ she replies.

I pauses… The words were not coming easily. ‘Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car?’

‘Yes, I remember,’ said the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside him.

I continue. ‘Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in my face and said, ‘Either you marry my daughter, or I will send you to jail for 20 years?’

‘I remember that too’ Dusty replies softly.

I wipes another tear from his cheek and says… ‘I would have gotten out today…’

Dusty

March 27th, 2009
2:30 pm

Dear Rush Limbaugh for President aka Lost in Space,

Don’t worry about my lunch or Hillary’s. Eat your own. Didn’t Meals On Wheels bring yours today?

Sean Hannity? I’ve never listened to him. You must. Like him?

Arnold an effective politician? Obviously, you do not live in California.

I aagree with Jim Wooten that a carload of little children with their mother should not be cruising a neighborhood at one in the morning to check out a shooting. Perhaps you think that is a good idea. I don’t.

JACKIE,

You asked what I think about your anti-Bush comments. I’d say”You need some new lines!”

Your hate for Bush is distilling with time but it does not get any better. The bitterness increases. I do appreciate the good things and protection Bush gave our country. Your lack of clear vision is your liability. I do not share hate with you.

Obama may be a good president but he is off to a poor start. Piling the greatest USA debt ever seen anywhere is horrendous. It may destroy our country. I do not appreciate that in any way.

Obama is sending more troops to Afghanistan. I thought you protested any increase in military moves? You did with Bush. What does that make you? Give it a name. I’d like to see that.

@@

March 27th, 2009
2:33 pm

Peter:

What was the deficit when Bush took office?

This is where I have to give Clinton credit. In all honesty, I didn’t have that much of a problem with Clinton’s fiscal policies. He was more centrist than Obama…..although Obama worked hard during the campaign to make us “think” he was too. Unfortunately, for you and I, the dupes (of which you are one) fell for it.

Government growth under Clinton was constrained, in part, because his worst instincts were checked by a Republican Congress, and he in turn checked theirs. That’s how it’s supposed to work.

Clinton had a genuine commitment to welfare reform and free trade, among other market-oriented policies. No such tendencies are evident in Obama. I never knew how much I would miss Slick Willie until he was gone.

Now I really do have to leave before school traffic gets in my way.

A dad

March 27th, 2009
2:34 pm

Oblama’s campaign slogan, “Change you can believe in,” has really begun to resonate with me, because after he gets done taxing all my income so he “spread the wealth around,” “change” is about all I’m going to have left.

A dad

March 27th, 2009
2:36 pm

Dusty. Arnold and effective governor? No, I don’t live in CA by my brother does. Wonder how a 40+ billion deficit qualifies Arnold as effective.

Glenn

March 27th, 2009
2:38 pm

Omigawd @@, it’s the Casbah or nothin’.

Get Real

March 27th, 2009
2:43 pm

Jim, you and other like-minded Republicans on this blog are such HYPOCRITES! Where do you think these drug cartels are getting their money from? They have more money than the Mexican government. You have the audacity and the gall to use the word deficit now. Either you’re a bad journalist or a hack for not discussing it these last eight years. The state’s finances are in the dumps, yet I’ve never seen you write anything about Sonny and his fishing junket. Where is the fiscal responsibility in that Wooten, since you want to talk deficits. Theres a big one right under your nose and you fail repeatedly to even acknowledge it. Although I can agree with you in a very few instances, to put partisan differences aside, as a journalist you have no credibility to me. Your party ran this deficit up. Bush never vetoed one bill until 2007. Man up and accept your party’s responsibility in how we got here. Republicans didn’t do it alone, but they ran the show in D.C. for 6 years and thats a FACT.

This is the only way for Republicans will be able to get back those middle of the road voters they lost. Running around blaming a guy thats been in office less than 100 days makes you all look petty and lacking in true leadership. Dusty and others will come back with well Democrats are doing X, Y, and Z. Well I’m a democrat, yet I still believe there is a serious need for AT LEAST a two party system. No one party should be in infinite control of power. But the way republicans are deflecting blame and being this complete idiots, no one is going to vote for them next year.

Dusty

March 27th, 2009
2:43 pm

Dear delirious pretender “DUSTY’S HUSBAND”,

Pathetic! Don’t give up your job at McDonalds. Playwriting is a lost art for you. Sorry ’bout that.

Peter,

A Robber Barron is someone who takes away all your money. Obama plans to be one with his new so called “Budget”.

PS..Would you mind giving AmVet some dog food? I don’t have any and he keeps barking.

Jackie

March 27th, 2009
2:50 pm

@Dusty,

If you care to understand my thoughts about Dubya, it would help you clear misconceptions.

I DO NOT HATE DUBYA!!!!!!!

With that being said, I think Dubya and his administration are a gaggle of CRIMINALS who shred the Constitution. They publicly admitted to war crimes, spying of US citizens in America, restricting freedom of speech by trying to intimidate librarians, etc., etc., etc..

I think the US Congress was complicit in their acquiescence of Dubya’s illegal activities. Having said all that, in my humble opinion, a vast majority of those in the House and Senate should have been voted out of office, be they Republican or Democrat.

So, to summarize, the Commander-in-Chief had responsibility for all those actions committed in his name and had a responsibility to keep those things in check via his oath of office. I am sure you realize the President is a citizen of the USA subject to those laws herewith.

Further, one of the principals that you cite frequently is “he made us safer” to paraphrase. I ask you the question, on whose watch did 9/11 occur and what did he make us safer from?

Soulfinger

March 27th, 2009
2:59 pm

This is so sad. I am terrified for our future.

Rush Limbaugh for President

March 27th, 2009
3:01 pm

Dusty, it is clear we are getting your goat…. now you are lashing out. Makes you mad that you have to live in the same country with people that have a different point of view doesn’t it?

I stick by my earlier assesment of you and the more you post the more you prove it.

Meals on wheels- I own my own company so I don’t need it yet.

Jackie

March 27th, 2009
3:04 pm

@ Dusty,

I hate to bring up a subject that irritates me.
All of us who paid attention believe that Dubya attacked Saddam for reasons other than “fighting terrorism/” We all knew that Al Qaeda was in Afghanistan/Pakistan, therefore the thrust of our military should have been there.

Any protest on my part and most other vets was we support in fight in Afghanistan/Pakistan. Our fight was not in Iraq and as a consequence, we lost more than 4,000 comrades and more than 35,000 so severely wounded that could not return to active duty. To add insult to those wounded heroes, the VA under the administration of Dubya ignored their plight!

As for Obama and the budget he has proposed. You have stated you have a Masters Degree. Having said that, you have had some exposure to basic accounting and economics.

I you have not accounting rules and are able to value any asset at any price that you deem to valid despite the fact others may value it at another value, where and how do you bring consistency to the value of an item?

Secondly, how do you account for DEFLATION? If you bought an item for $100 and it is currently valued at $80, how do you value that item and who has responsibility for the $20 loss in value?

So, if the economy is falling of a cliff and you are tasked with stopping the bleeding, do you offer a tax cut? What does a tax cut do for those that do not have a job, ostensibly, unable to add their dollars to an economy that depends upon the multiplier effect of our contribution(s)?

Dusty

March 27th, 2009
3:07 pm

Dear Jackie,

I realize that I am wasting my time with you. Your mind is set in stone.

YOU DO HATE BUSH. Calling anyone a criminal is your explanation and excuse for hating the President of the United States. You are simply trying to make yourself justified. It won’t work.

President Bush is not a criminal. He has kept us safe with no attacks on our mainland. His war time power gave us Homeland Defense which worked. Osama is holed up in a cave. Afghanistan does not have a Taliban pro-terrorist government. Iraq is free from dictatorship. Although there may never have been any wmds in Iraq (we’ll never know) there certainly are none there now. Bush got all this going after only NINE MONTHS in office.

I see you made no mention of Obama’s military plans. Figures.

Dusty

March 27th, 2009
3:09 pm

rushie,

I always lash out at stupidity. I don’t treat you any differently.

Rush Limbaugh for President

March 27th, 2009
3:20 pm

Dusty what you meant to say was that you lash out stupidly. I agree. You do.
Now get your knuckles out of the dirt and join the human race.

Jackie

March 27th, 2009
3:30 pm

@Dusty,

Outside of having an advanced degree you have the ability to read minds!
Having said all that, you have your opinion and I have mine.
History will judge Dubya and I feel it will be a harsh retribution.

Glenn

March 27th, 2009
4:12 pm

I’m sorry my friends, but this site is so screwed up that I for one will have to beg off. See you later.

Churchill's MOM

March 27th, 2009
4:20 pm

Dusty you need to take up bridge or cooking..

DawgBite

March 27th, 2009
4:45 pm

Dusty, it is hard to deny that in spite of having total control of this country for 6 of 8 years that Dubya left it in one hell of a mess. With 6 years of a rubber stamp congress you’d think that if Dubya/republicans had the right ideas, well……How can you defend it when you look at the result? When the ideology is everything to someone or some group, failure is inevitable when the ideology is wrong.

GT75

March 27th, 2009
4:50 pm

Rush Limbaugh has certainly contributed to the demand for drugs in this country.

REPUBLICANS EVIL TIME IS UP

March 27th, 2009
5:04 pm

PHUCK YOU JIMBO

Dusty

March 27th, 2009
5:24 pm

DawgBite,

I gather you have no interest in being a free American safe and sound. That is what Bush gave us. I never said he was perfect. I said I appreciate his ability to keep us safe and sound.

Some conditions present in America today can hardly be blamed on Bush. He tried to stop Congress from giving regulations that permitted unsafe and irresponsible mortgages. Barny Franks(D) led the charge against that. Those mortgages which soon failed were the starting key to economic fall down. You cannot blame Bush without blaming a Democratic controlled Congress.

Bush put Paulson in charge of the TARP fund. It has worked better than other efforts made. Geithner has only offered a huge budget and a non-working Stimulus plan. He aims to take over almost all financial operations. It sounds more and more like a government in total control of a country. Everything! That is terrible!

If you think Bush left a mess, I don’t know what you will call the next four years. But it won’t be “pretty”.

DawgBite

March 27th, 2009
5:29 pm

A chapter of a group once described by Ronald Reagan as the “conscience of the Republican Party” has announced plans to host a speech by the author of a book that falsely claims that homosexuals largely orchestrated the Holocaust. The Murrieta-Temecula Republican Assembly, a local chapter of the conservative GOP activist group California Republican Assembly, says it will hear on April 3 from Scott Lively — a man it boastfully describes as “The Pastor Vilified by the Newspapers as a Hater Because of his stand Against the Promotion of Homosexuality.”

Lively, who runs Abiding Truth Ministries, co-authored the notorious book The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party and claims that “the Nazi Party was entirely controlled by militaristic male homosexuals throughout its short history.” The book’s crude thesis, that gay men played instrumental roles in forming the Third Reich and carrying out the Holocaust, has been thoroughly discredited by real historians. (Lively’s speech to the Murrieta-Temecula group is entitled “The Pink Swastika.”) Lively is also co-founder of the anti-gay hate group Watchmen on the Walls.

In her latest foaming-mouth tome — Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America, released on Jan. 6 — Coulter spends the better part of three pages defending a group called the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), which The New York Times had described as a “thinly veiled white supremacist organization.” Coulter begs to differ. The CCC, Coulter opines, is “a conservative group” that has unfairly been branded as racist “because some of the directors of the CCC had, decades earlier, been leaders of a segregationist group.” “There is no evidence on its Web page that the modern incarnation of the CCC supports segregation,” she says. “Apart from some aggressive reporting on black-on-white crimes — the very crimes that are aggressively hidden by the establishment media — there is little on the CCC website suggesting” that the group is racist. Indeed, its main failing is “containing members who had belonged to a segregationist group thirty years earlier.”

Coulter could hardly be more wrong. And even if she can’t find time to read beyond a page of the CCC’s website, she really ought to know — after all, the organization where she frequently speaks, the Conservative Political Action Committee, has publicly banned the CCC from its annual gathering because it is racist. Also in the late 1990s, Jim Nicholson, then-chairman of the Republican National Committee, asked GOP members to stay away from the CCC because of its “racist and nationalist views.”

How could conservative Republicans be inspired to say such ugly things? Let us count the ways.

The CCC’s columnists have written that black people are “a retrograde species of humanity,” and that non-white immigration is turning the U.S. population into a “slimy brown mass of glop.” Its website has run photographic comparisons of pop singer Michael Jackson and a chimpanzee. It opposes “forced integration” and decries racial intermarriage. It has lambasted black people as “genetically inferior,” complained about “Jewish power brokers,” called gay people “perverted sodomites,” and even named the late Lester Maddox, the baseball bat-wielding, arch-segregationist former governor of Georgia, “Patriot of the Century.”

I’m sorry folks, but it is stuff like this that chased me out of the Republican Party. As long as the party allows garbage like this to be associated with it, the GOP will continue to lose elections. Mainstream America isn’t about this.

Dusty's Husband

March 27th, 2009
5:31 pm

Three blondes are stuck on a desert island and one finds a magic lamp. They rub it and a genie pops out and gives them each a wish.

The first blonde says, “I wish I was 10% smarter so I could get off of this island.” Then she turns into a redhead and swims off the island.

The second sees what happens and says “I wish I was 25% smarter so that I can get off this island!” She then turns into a brunette, makes a raft from trees and sails off.

Finally, the third blonde says “I wish I was 50% smarter so I can get off this island.” She then suddenly turns into a man and walks across the bridge.

Chris Broe

March 27th, 2009
5:34 pm

What is the mission of US troops in Iraq?

Ga Values

March 27th, 2009
5:42 pm

DawgBite 5:29 pm

Lester Maddox was the only honest Georgia Governor in my 64 year lifetime. Our current “Governor” is a joke.

Rush Limbaugh for President

March 27th, 2009
5:43 pm

Dawgbite

Well said. Look at the ultra-conservative posts for either Jim or Jay and you see very angry, small-minded folks standing up for their conservative views. Many are only a step or two away from being skin heads.

The good news is that most Americans are not far right or far left and are as frustrated as they can be with blatant partisanship on both sides. Coulter, Hannity, Limbaugh and Olberman are the best examples of partisanship. Never right but never in doubt.

@@

March 27th, 2009
5:45 pm

Well I just find it odd that the Lively fellow would be addressing a bunch of Zorro fanciers (Joaquin Murrieta – The Real Zorro) since he was looked upon as somewhat of a dandy.

Antonio Banderas though……”ooogh”

Des…per…a.dooooo

Why don’t you come to your senses

You’ve been out mending fences for

too long…

Peter

March 27th, 2009
5:46 pm

Hey @@…… Interesting comment…….:”I never knew how much I would miss Slick Willie until he was gone.”

Well I personally want all the bad “Paper” so to speak……the “A” rated credit crap to shakes out, and then we can get to business……

I really do feel infrastructure rebuilding needs to be a priority…….. American Citizens need to do the work…..tax these folks and create greater revenue for America.

For me that would be just a starter course…….

I would be happy to discuss what new ideas, to try and fix this economy you might have………..it certainly is going to take ideas from all sides, lay them all on the table……shake out the silly ones, then create something with the good ones !

God Bless America we are all in this TOGETHER !

Peter

March 27th, 2009
5:55 pm

Hey Chris…….What is the mission of US troops in Iraq?

Great question…..

Train Iraq Military and Police ? I hope…..

Then hopefully their guys can take over……….. keeping “THEIR” country safe !

Now Afghanistan…. and dealing with Pakistan……that is another issue……WOW !

A dead Bin Laden would be a sweet America Victory………

Somebody said Nuke the area he is hiding…level the mountain…….Sounds extreme…….?

Why things that make you go Hmmmmmm……… Imagine if we had a low level bomb that could do the trick……?????

Now imagine if a bunch of Al Quada Terrorists were in their training camp hiding place, and they get taken out……..Are they still getting their virgins ?

DawgBite

March 27th, 2009
6:04 pm

Dusty, history will eventually prove you right or wrong on both counts.

@@

March 27th, 2009
6:04 pm

Are you the same Peter that responded to my post at 11:20 this morning?

Sorry little fella. I’ve got plans and they’re not with you.

Peter

March 27th, 2009
6:08 pm

HA HA HA @@……… Look I don’t know what you are driving at……

give us something of quality, that you believe can help get us turned around…..

DawgBite

March 27th, 2009
6:10 pm

Thanks Rush Limbaugh for President. I just can’t understand how the Republican Party got to the point that it has to have someone to hate or something to fear to sustain itself. That one factor serves as a magnet for people that shouldn’t be welcomed anywhere this side of a Klan rally. It definately isn’t the party of Barry Goldwater anymore.

Kamchak

March 27th, 2009
6:16 pm

Dusty

How do you get to DawgBite doesn’t want “us safe and sound,” by him saying that Bush did a lousy job? Are you so wedded to the digital model “us good, them bad,” that you believe anyone who disagrees with you is automatically a traitor?

DawgBite

March 27th, 2009
6:31 pm

Kamchak, what Dusty doesn’t realize is that I graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1975 and retired with the rank of Colonel. I just don’t march in lockstep with any party or group that has strayed so far off course from the principled views that they once held. I once took an oath to defend the Constitution and that includes the 4th Amendment which I think the past administration saw as an impediment to their absolute power and did everything possible to render it null and void. They were not keeping us free. They were systematically eliminating basic freedoms put in place to guarantee that this nation and it’s citizenry remains free. And yes Dusty, I am well aware of your “they kept us safe” talking point. But bottom line with me, and Ben Franklin said it best, “he who will trade his freedom for security deserves neither”. And then what was it that Patrick Henry guy stated? Can you help us out with that one Dusty. Funny how some in the Republican Party think we have to lose our 4th amendment freedoms in order to stay free. Go figure.

Kamchak

March 27th, 2009
6:46 pm

DawgBite

I thank you for your service to this country and applaud your dedication to the oath you took as an officer, the same oath I assume Bush took, both as an officer and president. Party affiliation seems to have superceded his Constitutional duty.

DawgBite

March 27th, 2009
6:56 pm

Thank you Kamchak.