Jeans, taxes, good Republicans

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

  • A warning to conservatives wishing to avoid being trampled in a stampede: Never stand in the path of a liberal determined to give a Republican governor a big hug for vetoing a tax cut. Won’t give ’em a vote, but will give ’em a big wet kiss.
  • Despite Gov. Sonny Perdue’s veto of a capital gains cut and business tax credit for new hires, the Legislature did send an important message that it believes in cutting taxes to stimulate the economy, as opposed to Washington’s print money and spend approach. Kudos to state Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ranger) and state Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) for ushering the bill through.
  • Georgia’s seventh in foreclosures. It’s fourth in mortgage fraud. Connect the dots.
  • Please, Republicans, for goodness sakes, don’t do what Associated Press writer Erica Werner warns about. The president’s trying to reshape “the nation’s health care system to bring down costs and extend coverage to 50 million uninsured people.” But “Republicans could scare the public with images of a system run by bureaucrats.” Don’t. Henceforth, my band of right-wingers is forbidden to suggest that government-run health care might be an unhappy experience.
  • Don’t suggest, either, that it’s not a good thing that the Obama administration wants a say in how financial institutions compensate employees, including companies that got no public money. Truth is, that’s not government’s business.
  • Why should a mayor have to suspend a police chief for wearing blue jeans after he’d been told to wear “professional attire,” namely his uniform? Jonesboro Mayor Luther Maddox suspended Chief Brad Johnson for five days for insubordination. At some point mature adults stop playing rebellious-child games.
  • Now you know. Almost half the federal dollars that politicians are washing over the country were laundered from the bank accounts of future generations. Of every dollar spent, 46 cents is the sum of the quality of life stolen from unborn babies for current consumption. Now who’s greedy?
  • John Rosemond’s Saturday columns about ’60s-centered child-rearing is a must read. Grandma wasn’t wrong after all. I could become a Rosemond groupie.
  • What a quaint notion: The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, thinks Justice David Souther’s replacement should be committed to the rule of law without regard to “feelings toward a particular person or political group.” Mark me quaint.
  • A federal judge in Jacksonville will decide the value of metro Atlanta’s claim to Lake Lanier’s water. Common sense should prevail, with water allocated on these priorities: 1) Drinking. 2) Flood control. 3) Jobs. 4) Power generation. Next case, please.
  • The good thing about reading newspapers accumulated during vacation is how efficiently it goes. On Monday, for example, the front-page question is posed: “Can LeBron James and the Cavs be stopped?” By Tuesday we know. The Atlanta Hawks exit the second round of the playoffs in four games. (The swine flu scare is a really quick return-from-vacation read.)
  • Legislators who don’t pay taxes shouldn’t be allowed to vote on taxing or spending bills. A new law makes it possible to find out who they are. Good start.
  • Living the good life, as expressed by former WAGA-TV newscaster Jim Axel, now residing in Venice, Fla., where he’s battling lung cancer. Said Axel of his broadcasting career: “I was being paid for a job that I loved.” Me, too.

57 comments Add your comment

Davo

May 14th, 2009
11:45 pm

Which postcard is this from?

Rex

May 15th, 2009
12:31 am

I love this! Take a look at the 9th and 10th points above-

“What a quaint notion: The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, thinks Justice David Souther’s replacement should be committed to the rule of law without regard to “feelings toward a particular person or political group.” Mark me quaint.”

And from the other side of the mouth….

“A federal judge in Jacksonville will decide the value of metro Atlanta’s claim to Lake Lanier’s water. Common sense should prevail, with water allocated on these priorities: 1) Drinking. 2) Flood control. 3) Jobs. 4) Power generation. Next case, please.”

The first one says that only the written law matters, and the very next one says screw the law and just do what makes sense. Priceless!

Ga Values

May 15th, 2009
7:11 am

Why don’t you write about our Next President’s fight to lower waste? Have a nice week end everyone.

Alaska’s Democratic Sen. Mark Begich is joining a slew of local leaders urging Gov. Sarah Palin to accept $28.6 million in State Energy Program funds from the stimulus — arguing that rejecting the cash will make it tougher to lobby for state projects in the future.

“It is very difficult to secure support from other members of Congress for Alaska projects while the state is turning down federal dollars that could fund some of these same projects,” said Begich in a letter to the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee.

“I hope you will reconsider your decision and accept the State Energy Program funds. It is a great opportunity to address the energy needs of Alaska right now,” he added.

Palin has said accepting the cash — which provides reimbursement for home weatherization — might require the nation’s most deep-frozen state to adopt an onerous statewide energy code.

“Alaska’s vast expanse and differing conditions are not conducive to federally mandated, universal energy code,” Palin said in announcing her rejection of the money.

City and state leaders from both parties, along with Alaska’s AARP chapter, have argued that the costs would be minimal — and many localities, including Juneau, already have building codes that include energy efficiency.

Sharecropper

May 15th, 2009
7:26 am

Yerah, well. The good sense of the Georgia legislature? That would be different. Wooten, take a look at your state in terms of jobs, income levels, educational standing … Georgia is near the bottom in everything. And you are applauding your good sense? The cut-taxes approach to growth has been so discredited as to be laughable. Only wingnuts and washed up newspaper editors still push it.

Ga Values

May 15th, 2009
7:36 am

For those of us curious about Sec Gates, this is a good read. As always I am just curious.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/14/AR2009051404450.html?hpid=topnews

herbK

May 15th, 2009
7:43 am

“Legislators who don’t pay taxes shouldn’t be allowed to vote on taxing or spending bills. A new law makes it possible to find out who they are. Good start”

No, a good start would be the legislators are jailed and their personal assets seized. Then find new legislators. THAT would be a good start.

kitty

May 15th, 2009
7:55 am

So Jim, I would love to see a column on the support for secession in this nuthouse state from you…got the courage to address the nuts or are you one of them? Of course you may have done one. I don’t read the ajc everyday and missed it.

Outhoused

May 15th, 2009
7:59 am

Rex, you are right. The law should be written by the Legislative Branch not the Judicial Branch. If Atlanta gets thirsty have Congress, not the Judges, change the law. The Judicial Branch is for interpretation of law, not creation of law.

Jim Jr.

May 15th, 2009
8:06 am

Mr. Wooten;

You are right. We Republicans are proud and don’t need no handouts from the govenments. There plenty of educations without no one payin for us to go. I finished 10th grade which plenty enough for anyone and my wifes done got her ged dipoma. Both got us good payin jobs and don’t need no welfare. Couple of paymjents behind on my picku truck but plan to get some part time work when the fair comes to town. Don’t want no one payin for ourn doctors. 10 teeths enough for anyone. Need them commandts put back to schools. You tellm the old librourals that we is right.

@@

May 15th, 2009
8:19 am

Ga Values:

Bob bustin’ through the Pentagon’s Gates.

It’s all about priorities. Thanks for the link.

I’m no longer left to wonder.

Redneck Convert

May 15th, 2009
8:26 am

Well, I’m glad Wooten never said anything about using water for baths. We would have plenty of water if people didn’t use it to take a bath every day. Once a month ought to be plenty. Just buy a new pair of white socks and underwear at WalMart at the end of a month and sprinkle a little water on yourself. In no time at all Lake Lanier would be full and we could all go fishing. When everybody smells bad you don’t even notice it.

Anyhow, I’m all for not paying taxes if you can get out of it and I don’t blame these people down at the state house for not doing it. What do you think we had a Tea Party for? Taxes is way too high and we ain’t never going to get rid of guvmint if we keep paying for it.

I don’t see what’s wrong with wearing a pair of jeans. It’s the National Uniform in these parts. Unless you got to wear coveralls with a big Budweiser printed on the shirt as part of your job, like me. Lots of times when us rednecks go to a funeral or something like that we wear jeans. If everybody wore jeans we wouldn’t have so many up-tight people just spoiling for a fight and wanting to raise taxes and boss people around. But sandals is out. I don’t want to see somebody’s big ugly feet.

Well, I got rounds to make if you all are going to get slobbering drunk tonight. I can’t help but notice that most of you never get on this blog before 10 on Saturday morning. Even then you’re awful ornery.

Have a good day everybody.

Diogenes

May 15th, 2009
9:00 am

Good morning, Jim,

Sessions is simply saying that the Republicans plan to vote no, regardless of whom Mr. Obama selects. We already knew that. The Republicans have nothing left but querulous rhetoric. They certainly have no intention of doing anything useful, as Sessions reiterates.

Longer Wooten

May 15th, 2009
9:16 am

(Hard to do a shorter Wooten since the old man is so short hisself these days, so here’s the inverse…)

“Georgia’s seventh in foreclosures. It’s fourth in mortgage fraud. Connect the dots.”

LW: Because I noticed some facts that more or less seem to have something to do with each other, I ask the reader to take the time to follow the logical connection between them so I can get on with the more important things I need to do, like watching the Matlock marathon.

“The good thing about reading newspapers accumulated during vacation is how efficiently it goes.”

LW: I just realized how much time I have wasted reading newspapers. No wonder the business is dying. Good thing I got mine while the gettin was good.

Copyleft

May 15th, 2009
9:28 am

the Legislature did send an important message that it believes in cutting taxes to stimulate the economy

Yes, they did indeed send a message. And that message is “We’re so stupid we still believe in that supply-side crap that was proven wrong, repeatedly, every time it was tried.”

Leon

May 15th, 2009
9:28 am

Jim Jr. you need a different schtick. Convert’s got that ground covered.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

May 15th, 2009
9:32 am

The Carlyle Group will pay $20 million in a settlement with Attorney
General Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and has agreed to broad changes in
its practices as part of his office’s continuing pension corruption
inquiry, Mr. Cuomo said Thursday.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

May 15th, 2009
9:34 am

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the 85-year-old movie studio behind “The Wizard of
Oz” and the James Bond franchise, has hired an adviser to help
restructure its mountainous $3.7 billion in debt and keep its film
pipeline running.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

May 15th, 2009
9:35 am

Casino operator Las Vegas Sands, struggling to cuts its debt load, has
tapped Goldman Sachs to examine a potential Hong Kong listing for its
Macau unit, Reuters reported, citing a source familiar with the plan.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

May 15th, 2009
9:36 am

The former Bush administration official in charge of the federal agency
that guarantees pensions for 44 million Americans is under
investigation over his contacts with several major Wall Street firms
seeking to obtain lucrative contracts.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

May 15th, 2009
9:37 am

Hartford Financial Services, Lincoln National and Allstate are among
the six major insurers that have received preliminary approval to get
billions of dollars in fresh capital as part of the government’s
financial rescue program, a Treasury Department spokesman confirmed
Thursday night to The New York Times.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

May 15th, 2009
9:38 am

Federal regulators on Thursday proposed requiring investment advisers
to submit to surprise inspections by outside accountants, a move aimed
at patching gaps that allowed the convicted swindler Bernard L Madoff
to deceive investors about their funds health.

Jackie

May 15th, 2009
9:45 am

Slowly, the law is beginning to surround the criminal activity of the Bush administration.

Karl Rove is being questioned today concerning the firing of US attorneys. It would not surprise me if the whole story of the political coupe in Alabama will be uncovered.

Dick Cheney will keep talking, as if to dare the Obama administration to prosecute him for his criminality. I believe Cheyney, Rice, Addington, Yoo and others need to HANG ON TO YOUR SEATS!

AmVet

May 15th, 2009
9:50 am

Is that the same Jeff Sessions who:

Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration.

Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.

Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore.

Said the Supreme Court exceeds its authority and needs reining in. (By whom?)

Oh yeah, another enlightened old southern white guy in the credibility-free Party of No. Lets listen to him!

Hopefully, like most of his neo-con colleagues, will soon be looking for work in the “private sector”…

Tom

May 15th, 2009
9:54 am

AmVet, It’s also the same Jeff Sessions who only started to rethink his support for the Klan when he found out some of them were “pot smokers.”

AmVet

May 15th, 2009
10:08 am

Tom, if they weren’t such short-sighted and deadly bunglers, these crackers would be rather humorous.

Instead their legacy is going to be tragic.

No wonder they keep getting annihilated every other November…

"Charles", The Original

May 15th, 2009
10:24 am

Dr. John Rosemond said, “I DON’T KNOW about you, but I’m ready for the 1960s to be over and done with. That destructive decade has ruled American parenting for 40 years and pretty well ruined it in the process.

Before the ’60s, parents sought child rearing advice from their elders.
Since then, parents have sought advice from a professional class — which is to say, people like me. Courtesy of Dr. Joyce Brothers (Benjamin Spock had nothing to do with it, really), we so-called “experts” were able to convince the American parent of a truly absurd proposition: to wit, that a 35-year-old who possesses a graduate degree in child psychology, has been married for five years and has one child, age 2, knows more about children and how to raise them properly than an 85-year-old woman who never finished the eighth grade but who raised 10 kids into successful adulthoods. Like I said, absurd…”

I agree with Dr. John Rosemond’s entire 60’s centered child rearing assertions although with comment. But if you think the experts convinced Americans to ingest absurd propositions in the 60’s, I can show you an even greater absurdity overtly forced upon Americans in the 80’s: to wit that any Tom, Dick, Harry, and Jane holding an advanced degree is more qualified and able to lead black people than persons chosen, called and sent by God.

Time to bring parenting into the 21st century confirmed a long held opinion in many quarters. The so-called educated integrationist Negroes has got it all wrong. They’re wrong on spiritual issues. They’re wrong on child rearing. They’re wrong on racial matters. They’re just plain wrong. But thanks be to God Grandpa got it right. As difficult as it is for some to believe, the reality is that it would be more advantageous for black parents and their children to become a groupie of the Reverend Arthur Allen Jr. and the House of Prayer, all thing considered, than to take advice from the so-called educated, confused, money grubbing, integrationist New World Order Negroes and their minions.

American parents and their children are facing almost insurmountable challenges today. And the sooner we are able to rid the nation of the 60’s and 80’s stupidity, the better off we will be.

Mac

May 15th, 2009
10:30 am

Redneck Convert makes a point in jest that is a pet peeve of mine. I’m from as deep in the south Georgia backwoods as it’s possible to get, and it chaps my hide to see people going to funerals in jeans and polo shirts, or khakis and polo shirts. Geez, Louise people, what would your Granny say if she was alive to see this abomination? Put on a dang coat and tie.

booger

May 15th, 2009
10:59 am

Rex

If there were a clearly written law on the water matter it would have been settled years ago.

Sharecropper

May 15th, 2009
11:58 am

“Good Republicans”? Wooten, I demand you immediately identify and interview both of them.

catlady

May 15th, 2009
12:07 pm

You have to pay to be a Rosemond groupie, at least if you expect to correspond with him. ‘Nuff said.

However, I do agree with at least 90% of what he says, and if parents would do it the schools would be a lot better and we would have a lot fewer kids in jails, pregnant, or dropping out, IMHO.

Ivan

May 15th, 2009
12:19 pm

Legislators who do not pay their taxes should be expelled indefinately and fined/imprisoned.

DebbieDoRight

May 15th, 2009
12:47 pm

Catlady: True. However, being an ex-social worker, (and still a bleeding heart); I’ve seen the worst of both scenarios. I’ve seen parents who were abusive get off scot free, time and time again; and I’ve seen good parents who were just trying to raise their children to be decent americans, harassed incessantly by the system. For some reason, there’s no middle ground.

DebbieDoRight

May 15th, 2009
12:48 pm

Jim Wooten, four words: PLEASE take your meds……….

A mind is a terrible thing to waste…

MarkP

May 15th, 2009
1:02 pm

You forgot to mention the other money recently “stolen” from our offspring’s future by “greedy” partisans — the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on the Iraq war…

unhinged fringe leftycrat

May 15th, 2009
1:15 pm

Pelosi or CIA. Hmm. Who am I going to trust to not lie? Watching the moonbat flail around and eyes juddering leads me to believe the CIA. Not to mention the fact that liberal dumcrats are pathological liars who care nothing about honesty and integrity so long as they make Republicans look bad. Controlling small banks that had nothing to do with taking federal bailout funds; taking over Chrysler and poo-pooing on the bond holders who were secured and giving majority share to the UAW goons; backing off on Gitmo closure; reversing Gitmo military court processes; continuing with Bush’s “illegal” wiretapping; rubbing the CIA the wrong way; all this in just four MONTHS of pure dumocrat rule. Can’t wait to see what four YEARS gets us with these backflipping hypocritical losers.

Hoo-Rah

May 15th, 2009
1:25 pm

This is rich, literally: dead people get stimulus checks! And to think you liberal quasi-stalinists want the gubment to take over our *healthcare* and all that???

“This week, thousands of people are getting stimulus checks in the mail. The problem is that a lot of them are dead. A Long Island woman was shocked when she checked the mail and received a letter from the U.S. Treasury — but it wasn’t for her. Antoniette Santopadre of Valley Stream was expecting a $250 stimulus check. But when her son finally opened it, they saw that the check was made out to her father, Romolo Romonini, who died in Italy 34 years ago.”

Then you have stories like this:

“WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security and Medicare are fading even faster under the weight of the recession, heading for insolvency years sooner than previously expected, the government warned Tuesday. Social Security will start paying out more in benefits than it collects in taxes in 2016, a year sooner than projected last year, and the giant trust fund will be depleted by 2037, four years sooner, trustees reported.”

Hope you moron Obamabots like your change!

Patriot

May 15th, 2009
1:27 pm

Now you know. Almost half the federal dollars that politicians are washing over the country were laundered from the bank accounts of future generations.

WOW JIM ! ! ! ! You are just now mentioning this?
The Bush Administrations added more thatn $7 trillion to the national debt and you had our epiphnay today? Glad you finally woke up Rip Van Winkle too bad you missed at least 8 years of American history

Patriot

May 15th, 2009
1:30 pm

Hey Hoo-Rah you posted
WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security and Medicare are fading even faster under the weight of the recession, heading for insolvency years sooner than previously expected, the government warned Tuesday.

What would have happened to social Security if Bush and the GOP had privatized the system like he wanted to? It would have been bankrupted in 2008

Munch

May 15th, 2009
1:31 pm

Deep Thought…

The very idea that the CIA might tell a lie about something is unpossible. Inconceivable, really. Except Valerie Plame, of course, she’s just a lying beeyotch who got what was coming to her.

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

May 15th, 2009
1:45 pm

REDFOREMAN YOU MUST BE SOME WHERE LAYING UP WITH YOUR SISTER OR BROTHER,YOU KNOW HOW YALL HICKS GET DOWN,AND YOU HICKS TALK ABOUT THE GAYS,UNDERCOVER HILLBILLY GAYS,THAT HIDE IN THE HILLS AND HAVE ORGIES WITH YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

@@

May 15th, 2009
1:46 pm

Liberals are famous for their slobbering, Jim.

I still contend that homebuyers were complicit in the mortgage meltdown. It was their greed that opened the the front door for politicians and now the back is ajar.

I read an article whereby Frank Luntz is advising conservatives on how to further the party through language. When it comes to Obama’s healthcare initiative, Axelrod is suggesting the use of “shared responsibility”. Not sure how that’s gonna work out when resources are so limited and the cost of such an endeavor will hit the personals pretty hard.

The DNC has implemented an online promotion. With a personal committment of $15.00 a month, America will bring Obama’s healthcare plan into public view.

$15.00 a boob. Later, the snatch. (Sorry, Jim…full monty didn’t do it justice)

I predict that Obama’s cap on comp will result in a brain drain for America. Just look at how the libs clamour for money. What’s to stop the best and brightest from pursuing it elsewhere unless, of course, Obama, like Castro intends to hold his people hostage.

Why do parents defend their child’s right to droop their drawers against school dresscodes?

True story! As I was driving home yesterday, there was a young man (middle-schooler) exposing the layers — the jeans, the boxers and then the audience (girls) laughed. I thought “Geez, get a clue kid…the jeans? No response. The boxers? No response. The tools? Uproarious laughter from girls he was seeking to impress.

The economic recovery brought to us by our government through bankruptcy. And still we taxpayers have no seat in the boardroom.

I know nothing of this Rosemond fella. What I do know, through research, is that Obama’s nationwide “preschool for every child” serves only to improve on behavior in children from low-income households. Academically, the results fizzle by 1st grade. In middle to upper-income children, it’s negative behaviors that surface as a result. Academically, the same results.

Not sure what I can surmise from those findings. I’m all too aware that early intervention is critical for special-needs children. Their parents don’t have a clue how to turn negatives into positives and because they can’t….must step aside, letting those who seek to know, lead the way.

Color me quaint as well, Jim. Separate but equal under the free will given…

Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever.”

So what’re ‘ya sayin’, Jim? You can make book only after the facts have surfaced? Funny thing, those facts! Nancy Pelosi can’t seem to get her’s straight.

Neither should Congressman whose family stands to gain financially be allowed to vote on appropriations. I give you John Murtha, after the fact.

Me too, Jim……me too!!!!

JM

May 15th, 2009
2:02 pm

Despite Gov. Sonny Perdue’s veto of a capital gains cut and business tax credit for new hires, the Legislature did send an important message that it believes in cutting taxes to stimulate the economy, as opposed to Washington’s print money and spend approach.

But yet they don’t have any problem with spending the money the federal government gives to them. Hypocrites.

get out much?

May 15th, 2009
2:04 pm

Ah yes, a health care system run by bureaucrats. Nothing like what we have now. Unless of course, you are actually sick. Ever try and get treatment without pre-approval or even better have your request turned down (this of course, assumes you have coverage). My favorite was a young lady (early 30’s) I worked with years ago, who had to quit working because her cancer treatments exceeded the lifetime insurance cap (read the fine print, most insurance plans have a lifetime cap). The only way she could continue to get treatment was to get into the medicare system, which she could not do if she was working.

@@

May 15th, 2009
2:16 pm

Yeah…yeah…yeah

and I have a former minister (British citizen) who, although his grandchildren (whom he loves dearly) live in the U.K., chooses to remain here — not because he enjoys the high cost of healthcare, but because he can get the needed. That’s something that he was denied by U.K. standards. His age and heart condition limited how much they cared.

He can at least visit his grandchildren. Were he to opt for England’s government healthcare, his grandchildren would be visiting his grave.

Patriot

May 15th, 2009
2:44 pm

Hey @@

The guys grandkids are gong to be visiting his grave soon enough any how.

The real reason he chose to live in the US has to be because dirt tastes better than English cusine

Munch

May 15th, 2009
2:47 pm

More Deep Thought…

Isn’t it amazing how the dastardly left-wing media is going along with the wingnut effort to shift the debate from “is torture wrong” to “when did Nancy Pelosi know”?

Isn’t it also amazing how the liberal media will treat an ethically disgraced ex-Speaker as the first person we should listen to about the ethics of the current Speaker?

Munch

May 15th, 2009
3:10 pm

As the GOP clutches their pearls and heads to the fainting couch over the horror that anyone would accuse the CIA of lying, lets trip back in time, shall we?

Sen Pat Roberts, 2006: “This committee simply cannot accept intelligence assessments at face value,” Roberts said. “Not having your actions second-guessed is something that is earned.”

Suxby, 2004: “There were a number of situations where unreasonable conclusions were reached,” Mr Chambliss told the Knight Ridder news agency. His office said yesterday he stood by his remarks, in which he argued the White House could not be blamed for believing intelligence it received from the CIA.

Pete Hoekstra, 2008: Rep. Pete Hoekstra on Thursday criticized “rogue” CIA employees involved in a joint CIA-Peruvian anti-narcotics program of withholding information after declassification of a CIA report identifying “routine disregard” of safety procedures that led to the plane being shot down. … “This issue goes to the heart of the American people’s ability to trust the CIA,” the Michigan lawmaker said Thursday. “Americans deserve to know that agencies given the power to operate on their behalf aren’t abusing that power or their trust.”

And finally, Fearless Leader himself, 2004: “President Bush and his national security adviser today placed full responsibility on the Central Intelligence Agency for the inclusion in this year’s State of the Union address of an erroneous allegation that Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was trying to buy nuclear materials in Africa”

How dare Pelosi and Graham and Rockefeller suggest the CIA might by lying? HOW DARE THEY impugn our fine intelligence officers?

Oh, except for Valerie Plame, who is a lying beeyotch. Obviously.

@@

May 15th, 2009
3:36 pm

Patriot:

He’s not THAT old. His is an inherited condition. Father, mother and two brothers all succumbed before seeing any grandchildren born.

He actually prefers English cuisine. I once called his sister-in-law for some recipes. Made a “homecooked” meal and had him over. He loved it. His preference is for bland except when it comes to humor. Ain’t nothin’ bland about that man’s sense of humor. Verges on risque, it does.

Funny guy! Well rounded when it comes to intellect. Great to engage therein.

I too, would miss him terribly.

So can the call for his early demise, buddy! I’ll have none of it!

catlady

May 15th, 2009
5:16 pm

Debbie, I agree. I have seen the same thing, but MUCH more of the former than the latter. Too much abuse/neglect that never is addressed.

Loving parents however sometimes need some of what Rosemond says regarding discipline. As a veteran 37 year teacher, I attest to the general lack of effective parenting a high percentage of our students at my school receive. Teachers, schools, and society are left to pick up the mess.

get out much?

May 15th, 2009
5:29 pm

@@ you raise an interesting question. If your minister friend has the resources to purchase private health insurance here, why didn’t he buy a private policy in Britain, it is an option. Could it be that he is covered by medicare in this country, in which case the US taxpayer is covering the cost or it is billed back to the British government.