‘Do you believe in me?’

Before I go, there’s one more story to tell.

It’s about a military guy who served his country for more than 20 years in the U.S. Navy, the last time at the Naval Submarine Base at Kings Bay, Ga.

As retirement loomed in 2006, Al Daniels approached his wife, the former Melaneise Wood of Newnan, whom he’d met in the Navy, with a rather strange proposal. Strange in that he and “Mel” had two children, 12 and 13 years old.

Her initial reaction was that of a normal wife and mother.

Think about it, he said.

About 2 a.m. on a Monday morn, he awoke. “I woke up in my sleep and said, ‘I am going to do it.’ ” He awoke Mel.

“Mel,” he recalls saying, “I’m donating my retirement to charity.”
After further conversation and on the promise that the family home would never be put at risk and they’d never go hungry, she agreed.

Her faith and future was thus vested in the post-retirement earnings potential of a man who had worked as a Domino’s pizza delivery man between high school and the military and part-time for a four-store franchise in the year before retirement.

Mel knew the man, though. Based on his military background and his attitude and enterprise while working part-time, Daniels was accepted in a minority-franchise program called “Delivering the Dream.” As an honorably discharged veteran, he qualified for a $20,000 reduction on the franchise fee, to $5,000.

In less than two years, on Dec. 19, 2007, Al Daniels had his first restaurant in Brunswick. Earlier this month, he closed on his fifth, with his franchises now spread over three coastal counties. He’s committed to opening 20 over a decade and would like to have 30.

One of those is in Waynesville, a town with 614 addresses that’s 23 miles inland from Brunswick and generally considered too small for a pizza franchise. Before opening there, he drove out on weekends, knocking on every door, asking residents whether they’d buy pizza. The store, he said, is profitable. “Somebody who has done that much research makes you believe his next venture will be successful,” says Brunswick banker Ron Adams, who help arrange financing.

He works hard, 14- to 16-hour days, and gives back. “I work all the time,” he said, “I am not a disconnected owner. I try to go every day to every store and if I can’t, I let them know. I don’t play a lot of games.”

Once, just after opening his first store, he overheard a young boy asking his mother for a pizza. We can’t afford it, Daniels recalls the woman telling her son.

Today you can, he told her. With that, he initiated a practice that applies daily to all five stores. Some family thought to be in need gets a large pizza and a bottle of soft drink free.

On the day before our lunch meeting at Brunswick’s famous Willie’s Wee-Nee Wagon, the place I’d chosen for its pork chop sandwiches, Daniels had provided hamburgers and hot dogs and the trimmings for 4,000 people participating in a housing authority crime-prevention initiative for kids. It is part of his philosophy of giving back.

It would be hard to top, however, the decision he made to give over his retirement pay, about $2,300 per month, to cancer research organizations in memory of his father, Alkina Daniels of Portsmouth, Va., who died of cancer in 2002.

“I didn’t join the military for retirement,” said Daniels. “I joined the military because I wanted to serve my country.”

In tribute to his wife, who consented to that decision with a positive response to the question “Do you believe in me?” he incorporated as “Mel’s Pizza” doing business as Domino’s.

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Pubs=Psycho Talk

June 19th, 2009
10:48 pm

Meghan McCain, a typical twit much like Paris Hilton (never had to work for a living) proclaimed on Bill Maher that she doesn’t know anything about history that happened before she was born. And that sums up the pubtard stupidity.

Pubs=Psycho Talk

June 20th, 2009
5:44 am

As Bill Maher eloquently said last night, the new Republicans have become the Democrats, and I would add as Glenn Greenwald eloquently said yesterday, the synchophants like David Gregory in the MSM who allege it’s not their job to criticize administrations. The Dems are governing well to the right of center, and if a single payer and public option fall apart, they will be the reason with 60 votes in the Senate.

The repubtards have moved to the right of whack job and are now fit for mental hospitalization, and right wing talk radio and House Pubtards like Pence provides great deal of comedy until you realize you’re laughing at sick people.

What do Iran and Alaska have in common? Both are dictatorial territories built on oil, with chaotic regimes, whose leader is a theocratic whack job.

In Georgia, the largest newspaper has deteriortated into a theocratic right wing high school level farce. It’s right wing corporate board kicked off 3 decent writers who were to the right of center. They shipped Tucker to D.C., where she can divide her time between synchophantic ABC with Georgie and synchophantic MTP with the pathetically superficial Gregory (Russert wasn’t any better). Downey has been muzzled completely except for secondary education topics, and Bookman has been cut to two columns a week close to Wooten’s level in retirment.

Joel Edge

June 20th, 2009
6:32 am

Good article.

Pubs=Psychotalk

June 20th, 2009
7:01 am

From the streets of Minnesota it looks like Norm Coleman’s outfit has begun to sit Shiva.

His key staff have scurried to secure new jobs at places like RNC. Franken is actively hiring and building a vibrant Senate staff. As Wooten sails into retirement this is an apt metaphor for the deterioration of the right wing and his party who are completely out of touch with the US. The best allies for the Pubs are the weak willed dems who are deteriorating any possible initative that Obama campaigned on, and Obama and Rahm are right there with them.

Obama is a nerd/Tom Petty is the coolest

June 20th, 2009
9:13 am

“Daniels was accepted in a minority-franchise program called “Delivering the Dream.” As an honorably discharged veteran, he qualified for a $20,000 reduction on the franchise fee, to $5,000.”

So an honorably discharged veteran who happens to be a white male has to pay the full 25000 dollars. As a private company, they have the right to descriminate.
Thanks for letting me know this about Dominoes.

Goose

June 20th, 2009
9:14 am

If Wooten had written columns like that when he wasn’t about to be retired, I would have appreciated his contributions to the newspaper. No ideology, no dismemberment of facts, no talking points, no opinion without foundation in reality.

Chris Broe

June 20th, 2009
10:49 am

CNN just reported that the house and senate have passed a GOP-sponsored resolution demanding that Obama apologize for swatting that fly during that interview, live, on TV, (and replayed at least a thousand times on U-tube, My Space, Facebook, twitter and radio). Newt Gingrich remarked that after an extensive investigation, involving a multi-million dollar autopsy, it was discovered that the dead fly was a pregnant female with 23 million maggot eggs, which is the exact number of conservatives left in this country, (and that’s no coincidence).

Cheney issued a frightening warning about a imminent killer-bee attack on america’s children thanx to Obama’s cruelty. Bush offered to stop spraying insecticide near his ranch’s outhouse which he has turned into a shrine to the swatted fly.

In a partisan rift, Obama has ordered no-pest strips to be placed in the White House, including the Lincoln Bedroom and the oval office.

(Writer’s block is not pretty. You just have to write through it. I hope.)

booger

June 20th, 2009
11:03 am

Had Mr. Daniels retired in 2009, with the current admins. decididly anti business policies, I dare say he may have settled for a nice cush federal job. It’s a shame, but I have know at least two people who have shut down their small businesses, layed off their few employees, and both are pursuing government jobs now. Neither of these businesses were failing, but the owners saw an increasingly difficult business climate in the future as their taxes rose, and new regulations added.

catlady

June 20th, 2009
2:35 pm

Good for Mr. Daniels. Most folks don’t have the opportunity he has had. BTW, what does his wife do?

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal!

June 20th, 2009
2:48 pm

Awe, it looks like one of our beloved resident libtards can’t sleep at night without posting on a Conservative blog. Isn’t that special

“As Bill Maher eloquently said last night, the new Republicans have become the Democrats”

I could not agree more. At the very least, those pathetics want to “get along” with the other side of the isle, as if it’s mutual or something. Hell when the Republicans were IN charge they didn’t act like it and pandered to the pansies on the left.

“the synchophants like David Gregory in the MSM who allege it’s not their job to criticize administrations.”

Is that the same David Gregory who was the ABC White House correspondent who wouldn’t even let Bush answer a question asked without interrupting and then spun off a tangent of negatives? Just curious. The thought alone give me a “tingling feeling” going up my leg.

“The Dems are governing well to the right of center,”

Everyone got that? The libtards in Washington running things are RIGHT of center. You see, this is the derangement of liberalism. That, or narcotics. Hippie days – what is reality is not really reality – drug it up man. Yeah, taking over 20% of the economy and ramrodding government run health care down our gullets (literally) is just SO Reagan & Newt. So, what are you libtards gonna do when your government allocated health care minder comes knocking on your doors because you didn’t get your bi-annual check up?

“The repubtards have moved to the right of whack job and are now fit for mental hospitalization, and right wing talk radio and House Pubtard….”

Okay, I’ve heard enough. A self-obsessive compulsive Demoncat libtard from hell that can never leave Wooten’s blogs alone wants to talk about Republicans being mental cases. I cannot emphasize enough how hilariously ironic that is.

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal!

June 20th, 2009
3:00 pm

Okay. It is 92.5 degrees right now in the shade. All the forecasts were calling for 97. Shall I blame global warming or global cooling? Because an Algorebot mind is a terrible thing.

Tony Hawk, the pro skateboarder – you know – that prime time “sport” that is played on ESPN2 after midnight on Tuesdays, that same “sport” most dudes grow out of after their first real girlfriend, gets to skateboard in the White House. Isn’t that just so cool? And the media is all to happy to brag about it:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090619/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_white_house_skateboarding_4

Not like we have other issues to address, like WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR THIS FREE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL initiative.

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal!

June 20th, 2009
3:27 pm

A Minnesota Republican congresswoman has issues with the census. I must say that I don’t blame her. With those goons on the libDim left running Washington from 1600 Pennsylvania to Capitol Hill, I can’t blame her at all. Hell I support her cause and will do the same. All those libtards bedwetting over privacy concerns never seem to mind THEIR beloved government (when THEIR people are in charge of it) reaching into living rooms.

“Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she’s so worried that information from next year’s national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household. In an interview Wednesday morning with The Washington Times “America’s Morning News,” Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said the questions have become “very intricate, very personal” and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau’s door-to-door information collection efforts. “

Jackie

June 20th, 2009
3:57 pm

Quoting Michelle Bachmann is a FAR stretch in credibility.
Using ACORN to further stir the pot is the only thing that can be used to raise the hackles of the far right. After examination of what it accomplishes, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!

What a joke!

Chris Broe

June 20th, 2009
4:40 pm

The DUI crackdown in Iran is turning bloody. Fox News has video. Oh, the Hannity!

Pubs=Psycho Talk

June 20th, 2009
4:50 pm

The fly had a projected 6 hour life span, and death would not have supported the eggs very well.

Hatsoff to mah CNN Fred Airhead Whitfield who has hours to fill with nothing substantive but conjecture. “It has been reported that the Iran Feds are a usin’ them real bullets.”

That’s mah Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo jumpin, Judith Leiber clutchin’ Freddie in a Teddie Airhead CNN. When the Iran guard and their vigilante groups beat old women and college students with iron rods, they always fire fake bullets. But Facebook, Twitter, You Tube savvie Freddie in da Teddie has done discerned they be havin’ guns with real bullets as opposed to dem fake ones.

Washington Post following the AJC in muzzling their best writers and repaling them with wingnut dead wood firing Dan Froomkin and cutting off his blog traffic for months. Wapo demonstrating that you can kill a Washington bureau even when you is located in da Washington

Hatsoff to ole FDIC seizing its 40th bank. Hatsoff to the CIA who is phony as always and blocking the release of the IG report on torture.

Why can’t the Uighers who are perfectly harmelss and totally innocent be welcomed to the US after we stole seven friggin years of their lives, beat and tortured them repeatedly and kept them in a 9X5 concrete solitary confinement tomb for 7 years?

Emmet Bondourant is correct to go after the government after torturing and doing the same to his client.

Pubs=Psycho Talk

June 20th, 2009
4:55 pm

No one cares what goes on in the household of Premier Whackjob Michelle Bachman. She’s the postergirl for a party that has moved completely into the nuthouse, losing election after election. The more Bachman and Palin open their dimwitted mouths, the more we win.

The real impact on lawmaking from Minessota will be in place soon–the one who can run circles around whackjob Bachman when it comes to governing in the US–Al Franken. He will have more impact in 2 months than Bachman can have in her lifetime.

Chris Broe

June 20th, 2009
5:01 pm

Fox News is pounding away at the news out of Iran, as protesters are shown being beaten and shot. Their trying to gain GOP traction over Obama’s failure to invade Iran in support of the protesting Shia voters. Some of the Fox video shows very bloody scenes of carnage, as Iran’s Supreme Leader cracks down without mercy. Oh, the Hume/Hannity!

Whoop! There it is! My writer’s block is over. You hear that, Bookman? I’m callin’ you out. BOOKMAN!!!

BOOKMAN!!!

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal!

June 20th, 2009
5:09 pm

Jackie: nobody really gives a damn what you think – not the least of whom is Rep. Bachman. At least she doesn’t pull a Barbara Boxer and showing utter contempt for a General:

http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/politics/dpgo_Senator_Barbara_Boxer_Not_Maam_fc_20090619_2590774

Now, moving along. So let me get this straight: The Obamanation says we shouldn’t “meddle” in Iran’s affairs. Okay, fair enough. So why the did the Obamanation say this with regards to what’s going on in Iran -> “We are encouraged by those who are fighting for freedom and justice.”

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal!

June 20th, 2009
5:10 pm

“Fox News is pounding away at the news out of Iran, as protesters are shown being beaten and shot. Their trying to gain GOP traction over Obama’s failure to invade Iran in support of the protesting Shia voters.”

Libgoon: you do realize that the world has become even LESS stable since 1) the Pelosicrats took over congress, and 2) Teleprompter In Chief took over 1600 PA, don’t you?

“Facts are stubborn things” – John Adams

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal!

June 20th, 2009
5:18 pm

It doesn’t take much effort to prove the insanity of libtardism. Case in point, those radical left wing libtard Demoncat PETA goons. They actually bedwet over The Teleprompter In Chief swatting a fly. Surely you saw it, because unlike real news the DNC liberal media should be reporting (uhm, like out of control Democrats and who the hell is going to pay for that wonderful “Free” gubment health care), they got a tingling leg feeling over a fly swat by POTUS. It never ceases to humor me how the mindless massed libtards refuse to accept reality and a left wing libtard media bias. Anywho, yet another exhibit of the mindlessness of liberalism:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31422688/ns/us_news-weird_news/?GT1=43001

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal!

June 20th, 2009
5:25 pm

Oh, and speaking of ACORN, look what the cat dragged up with regards to that wonderful, non-corrupt organization. Nah, nothing to see here:

http://www.examiner.com/x-7715-Portland-Civil-Rights-Examiner~y2009m5d18-Congressional-Black-Congress-and-ACORN–Corruption-at-the-highest-level

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal!

June 20th, 2009
5:31 pm

“The real impact on lawmaking from Minessota will be in place soon–the one who can run circles around whackjob Bachman when it comes to governing in the US–Al Franken. He will have more impact in 2 months than Bachman can have in her lifetime.”

Yeah, that stolen election and fraud put a former Saturday Night Live CLOWN in office, and mindless libtards like you think that’s the greatest thing ever just because he’s a Demoncrat. Laughable.

Pubs=Psycho Talk

June 20th, 2009
5:48 pm

Requesting someone call someone Senator while superficial is not showing contempt for a general, who will be responsible for thousands of deaths in a futile effort in Afghanistan, and Iraq where trillions of dollars are being pissed away that could fund healthcare with efficacy for the millions who aren’t able to afford it in this country. The millions of lives being pissed away in Iraq and Afghanistan are far more significant than worrying about whether someone calls someone else by their title.

The treal tragedy is that the pubtards have moved into mental hospitalization territory and the dems have moved way to the right of center, taking the pubtard place and imploding any kind of constructive change from this piss poor policies of boy Bush and his idiots.

Pubs=Psycho Talk

June 20th, 2009
5:49 pm

Whether a pubtard talks about accorns or sits in he middle of Peachtree eating them, both will have an equal non-effect on anything that happens on the planet earth.

Pubs=Psycho Talk

June 20th, 2009
5:54 pm

Every election (which includes almost all of ‘em) that the Dems have won lately and in the future is stolen just as every appellate opinion that the pubtards don’t like is considered judicial activism.
We’re getting ready to nutrilize Alito, Roberts, Nino Scalia, and Scalia’s puppy dog the idiot Thomas, who couldn’t get hired in a private law firm during his entire career and is so frightened of his own ignorance that in 17 years he has not ventured to ask a single question at oral argument where he can’t put his law clerk on his lap and have them speak for him,

Pubs=Psycho Talk

June 20th, 2009
5:59 pm

Close elections that have been won by dems are not stolen.

Fraken will be one of the best qualified Senators in history. And if all the pubtards can do is cry and piss and moan about Acorn, you might as well give it up. Until you get in touch with needs in this country instead of wasting your time trying to criticize a President who has been in office for 6 months and inherited a legacy of shetstorms crafted by Pubtards since Raegan, you’re going nowhere but pissing and moaning on the blog of a right wing newspaper that muzzles anyone who isn’t a right wingnut and can’t report national or international news without copying it from a wire service, and a superficial right winged one, AP, at that. Julia Wallace has to be the poster girl for the dumbest and most biased editor in the country and her newspaper is down the tubes forever.

Stolen was what happened in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004 with Diebold shetcan voting machines that can be hacked by a 9 year old. Soon there will be a 70 vote majority in the Senate as the ignorant, dixie wingnut white rednecks die and are replaced by voters of color who aren’t blinded by the ignorance of the US’s worst educational system, perenially last in the country like Georgia.

Pubs=Psycho Talk

June 20th, 2009
6:02 pm

There is no employee of SNL who is not better qualified than Bachman, Palin, Coleman and the pubtard losers that have been getting their butts kicked lately.

Franken hasn’t been on SNL for over 20 years. He’s been teaching at Harvard, a place where Bachman couldn’t get in the restroom, and he interviewed some of the best minds of this country at length on the radio for years. Bachman and Palin couldn’t have begun to conduct those interviews.

Why is it that the pubtards don’t find anyone with brains to run?

Bubbah Purdue will leave having contributed zero, and should soon be under federal investigation for his illegal land deals.

Pubs=Psycho Talk

June 20th, 2009
6:04 pm

Bubbah Perdue has had 8 years in which to address transportation and water and he has fooked them both up–with a Pubtard good ole boy and gal majority in both houses of his legislature. JawJaw is dead last in education and it shows when those children grown into adult bodies with their child minds.

Pubs=Psycho Talk

June 20th, 2009
6:14 pm

Faux or Fix news is much more of a comedy show than SNL. It makes millions for Jon Stewart and helps the Dems win election after election by showcasing and culling repubtard ignorance and reporting their delusions as if they were fact.

Jackie

June 20th, 2009
6:54 pm

@Save The Whales

I care what individuals LIKE YOU think!
Wait, I forgot, you believe what Michele Bachman says, which would lead one to the conclusion that you DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO THINK!!!

Does that sound about right?

deegee

June 20th, 2009
7:20 pm

“Based on his military background and his attitude and enterprise while working part-time, Daniels was accepted in a minority-franchise program called “Delivering the Dream.” As an honorably discharged veteran, he qualified for a $20,000 reduction on the franchise fee, to $5,000.”

Thank you for sharing this example of the merits of affirmative action. The government made a $20,000 investment in a veteran who took full advantage of an opportunity. Great story.

TIME IS UP EVIL REPUBLICANS

June 20th, 2009
8:16 pm

FOR ALL YOU COWARD HICKS THAT WANT TO HELP THE IRANIANS HOW BOUT GOING DOWN TO YOUR LOCAL MARINES SIGN UP OFFICE AND REGISTER TO GO FIGHT THE TERRORIST IN IRAN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN,BUT YOU COWARD REDNECKS ARE ALL TALK AND NO WALK,YOU WANT OBAMA TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IRAN,BUT YOUR DUMB BOY BUSH CALLED THEM THE AXIS OF EVIL AND DID NOTHING REMEMBER HICKS,SO HOW BOUT YOU COWARDS WALK WHAT YOU TALK,WHEN YOU SCREAM WAR WAR WAR,BECAUSE I DONT SEE ALOT OF CONFAGDERATES ON PICK-UP TRUCKS DOWN AT THE ARMED SERVICE RECRUITERS OFFICE.

P.S.I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE GOP FOR SELLING OUT THE DIXIE REDNECK HICKS,SONNY SUXBY TOM PHIL KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK?

Pubs=Psycho Talk

June 20th, 2009
8:43 pm

The closest the redneck hicks will get to the middle east is their Teevee–eleventy forty hours of CNN Blahnik babes who know zip parotting the same thing: The CNNistas who are far more familiar with Blahnik and Jimmy the Choo know twitter (but not tweetdeck)/facebook/youtube exist, and they even know how to tweet stupidly, They are ensconsed in luxury hotels in the Mayfair District of London watching the tweets on their cute little Mac Book Pros whose technology they barely understand anyway and going on air from Mayfair to report on what they think Twitter is tweeting from the streets of Iraq where they are too afraid to be.

SAMUEL B KENT 45225-079 59-White-M 11-05-2011 DEVENS FMC

A big shoutout to ole federal judge Sammy the Kent who was impeached by the House yesterday while Judge Kent enjoyed the warm fuzzy milieu of Devens on the top bunk. Seems Judge Kent thought in addition to his nickel an hour job cleaning the bathrooms and toilets at Devens he should pocket your money and continue to get his full salary while in prison complements of you.

His impeachment trial moves to the U.S. Senate.

Judge Kent, who began his prison sentence Monday, has refused to resign and relinquish his $169,300 salary. He has argued that he is entitled to his salary because of a disability, saying he suffers from bipolar disorder and depression.

This was never allowed as a departure element during Judge Sammie’s tenure in federal district court in the Redneck Hickbutt Southern District of Texas.

Nothing like an uncontrolled manic depressive Pubtard judge who whaled into poor black and Hispanic defendants regularly thinking nothing of sentencing them to several years while he intimidated his secretary into doing the dirty boogie with him and boozed it up.

Repubtard Inmate Judge Sammy must have been reading a little too much of Grissom’s The Bretheren and modelling himself after the federal judge in Grissom’s novel.

It was funny to see the arrogant white good ole boy and defrocked district courtinista being whaled on by the humble black lawyer Hank Johnson from Georgia yesterday @ HJC.

Mrs. Norris

June 21st, 2009
3:46 am

Is it a full moon or internet access night at the asylum? It’s a d#*mn shame you lunatics have to vandalize Jim’s blog with your graffiti.

Thank you Jim for sharing your opinions with us over the years and allowing us to share ours.

Chris Broe

June 21st, 2009
8:02 am

Fox News is doing a compendium of technological disasters in the past 100 years, from train wrecks in the old west to burst dams to the Hindenberg. Oh, the Hume/Hannity.

Brit Hume. John Hannity. Humanity. Hume/Hannity.

Writing lesson 101: Puns are acceptable only on that level. Otherwise, stay clear of puns. Or else you’ll end up like Bookman and all the other hack cub reporters who can’t resist those horrid puns in their headlines. (You know what I’m talking about). Ditto onomatopoeia. Stay clear. It’s like holding the microphone during stand up comedy. Dont. Few comedians can get away with it (seinfeld). (The others think they can. They can’t). It’s like acting. Here are the two words that give a student a master’s degree in acting: “Don’t act”. Dont mug. Dont do nuthin. Just speak the lines. It’s like a puppet show, where the puppet’s face never changes, yet, the puppet can project happy/sad/angry/love with narration and plot. Let the audience perceive the emotion. A warm body is all that’s required up there, troupe. (So you can stop mugging, Miley).

Bob

June 21st, 2009
8:21 am

psycho, The repub apointed judge may be impeached. If so, you can bet the repubs will vote him into office if he ran for house of reps. Alcie Hastings, a democrat appointed judge was Impeached yet he is now a dem rep in the house from florida. Whats up with FL dems, they give us Hastings and that dumb as dirt, Corrine {lets me gratulates my’s gators} Brown. And the Bachmann Bashing is funny, Michelle Bachmann and her husband employ 40 to 50 people and have taken in over 20 foster kids but she is bashed by dems. I will take Bachmann over McKinney and John Lewis any day. The same people that have voted Lewis for years are still on the bottom looking up for a handout.

Bob

June 21st, 2009
8:22 am

typo, repubs won’t elect the impeached judge, dems did.

Bristol Palin

June 21st, 2009
8:23 am

“What else does he have?” – Tank Jones, manager of one-time Bristol Palin boyfriend Levi Johnston, explaining to People magazine why his client should get into acting.

Linville

June 21st, 2009
9:23 am

The problem with the Conservative outlash on Obama’s reserved approach to Iran is that it ignores the likely outcome. If we jump on the bandwagon with France and start thrashing Iraq, Ahmadinejad will have just the fodder he needs to stir up his supporters who hate the US. Even reformers are wary of US actions and would likely be put off by strong words out of DC.

So, unlike Bush, who would “stand up for what’s right regardless of the circumstances”, Obama is trying to stay with what’s most likely to be successful…not nearly as much fun as pounding your chest, but smarter and better for US interests.

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal

June 21st, 2009
9:54 am

Can someone explain to me why you post and it doesn’t show up? Anyway, looks like I missed some fun last night with the usual suspects:

“I care what individuals LIKE YOU think! Wait, I forgot, you believe what Michele Bachman says, which would lead one to the conclusion that you DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO THINK!!! Does that sound about right?”

Jackie: I’ll state it again for the record. Nobody really gives a damn what you think. You’re a mindless libtard. Case closed.

Pubs & EVIL: why haven’t you two mindless libtard hate pigs committed suicide yet?

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal

June 21st, 2009
10:12 am

Well, it’s time for some fair and balanced reporting since the libtard hate pigs seem to have had their say. Speaking of, have you ever notice how libtards like Al Freaken have to make such a mockery of “fair and balanced” phrase?

So POTUS & family has some ice cream and it’s headline news. I like this take on the libtards in the DNC media:

“As Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey’s Hot Air has pointed out at his running commentary, this fawning would be a bit more palatable if leftist commentators and comedians hadn’t gasped at and ridiculed George W. Bush hitting a golf shot after commenting about the Middle East and the War on Terror. Do you think Jon Stewart, who thought the golf shot vid was so funny, will find “humor” in the Obamas’ ice cream outing? Meanwhile, Morrissey notes “The latest unverified/rumored death toll is 150. In other news, Obama ordered a small cup of vanilla” (Twitter death toll link corrected by me). Patterico has compared the tweets from Tehran with those from CBS’s White House correspondent Mark Knoller, who was on Ice Cream Watch tonight.”

Priceless. Now, moving along…………

CB.S. can’t contain themselves and are bedwetting over John Edwards making a comeback. Yeah, THAT John Edwards – the one who lives in a gazillion dollar home (while lecturing us on global warming) and of the ilk responsible for frivolous lawsuits that are in large part why our health care costs keep going up. Yeah – that’s the one.

“Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton, just two of the high profile politicians who’ve survived the scandal of having an extramarital affair. Now John Edwards is speaking out for the first time, since his affair, about testing the waters for a possible political comeback. But is it too late? Is the damage done?”

Dream on…

Oh, and here’s an interesting perspective on the reality of who is insured health wise in this nation. You know that “46 million” the mindless libtard hysterics throw around? Well, as usual, a little digging gets the truth out. What, you didn’t expect libtardism to reveal the truth or at the least, BOTH sides of the story now, did you? Nah……. oh, and yes, this has a FOX mention, so you little mindless libtards go ahead and start your panty wetting now.

“Business & Media Institute’s Julia A. Seymour hammered this point in an apprearance on Fox Business. Seymour exposed the common error by breaking down the actual number to more than 30 million less than the media claim it is. Journalists have used the statistic of 46 million-47 million uninsured Americans, but as Seymour told Fox Business, this number was wildy inflated. “The Census Bureau comes up with this number and they said that the number of uninsured is really 45.6 million people. But that’s total people, and that includes almost 10 million who are non-citizens,” Seymour clarified. That meant the label “Americans” after “uninsured” was totally inaccurate. But that wasn’t the only ambiguous part of this overused statistic. Seymour also broke the statistic further down, explaining that almost 9 million were young people who didn’t need of health insurance, and 9 million were those who make more than $75,000 and chose not to buy insurance.”

Uh oh, what do we have here? When the libtards at PMSNBC have issues with a New York Slimes column, you KNOW something is up:

“Reacting to a New York Times column in which Frank Rich claimed Fox News was responsible for violent acts like the murder of abortionist George Tiller or the Holocaust Museum shooting, on MSNBC on Friday, John Harwood remarked: “I love Frank’s columns, but I don’t believe that cable television causes people to become violent.” Harwood, who is a reporter for the Times as well as the co-host of a weekly Friday show on MSNBC, The New York Times Edition, began by quoting Rich’s latest Op-Ed: “And here’s Frank Rich on the ‘silent enablers’ of what he calls ‘extremist Obama haters,’ like the actor John Voight. Frank writes, ‘Voight’s devout wish was to “bring an end to this false prophet Obama.” This kind of rhetoric, with its pseudo-scriptural call to action, is toxic. It’s getting louder each day of the Obama presidency and no one, not even Fox News viewers, can say they weren’t warned.’” After Harwood expressed that he thought Rich went too far, co-host Norah O’Donnell agreed and added: “Yeah and I think people end up hearing what they want to hear. They latch on to something. And they hear – I’ve heard people listen to the same channel before and hear two different – totally different things. That’s part of it, I think.”

Just getting warmed up folks. More exposed libtardism to come…………….

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal

June 21st, 2009
10:24 am

Isn’t it amazing how the DNC media and the Anal Press (AP) report things differently with Obama in the White House? Case in point, when Bush was president, Afhganisatan was going to hell in a hand basket. Now that Obama is in office, a “rare” rocket attack kills some GIs. But don’t take my word for it:

“KABUL (AP) – A rare rocket attack on the main U.S. base in Afghanistan early Sunday killed two U.S. troops and wounded six other Americans, including two civilians, officials said.”

AmVet

June 21st, 2009
10:28 am

Morning all, can’t stay.

Just popping in at Wooten’s snoozefest for a moment. (The one that now gets regularly hijacked by the mommy’s basement dwelling, meth addicted pet. He must have passed out early last night to be up at this time of day!)

Che/1984/Troll of Infinite Names,

“Shall I blame global warming or global cooling?”

You do understand the difference between weather and climate? (Noun – the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.)

OH, you don’t! Sleeping through high school explains a lot. Dumas…

Jackie and Pubs, I concur. That bible-thumping, knuckle dragging hag has already said SO many stupid things that one could write a novella from the quotes alone. It figures that the reality-averse, brain-dead arsehole loves her.

BTW Che84Whale, changing your nom de blogue will never, ever hide your unmistakable stupidity and hate-filled stench. Carry it proudly. The people of Atlanta and the southeast who read this forum must shake their collective heads when they see your bitterness in full glory. Every single day of your life.

Off to the son’s, then brunch…

Toodles, troll.

And a Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads…

TIME IS UP EVIL REPUBLICANS

June 21st, 2009
10:28 am

IT IS AMAZING THAT THESE REDNECK COWARD CONSERVATIVES ON THESE BLOGS ALWAYS TALK TOUGH BUT HAVENT YET WENT TO THE NEAREST RECRUITERS OFFICE AND SIGNED-UP FOR THE MARINES,ALSO TO THE NUT THAT COMPLAINED ABOUT LAWYERS LIKE JOHN EDWARDS DEFENDING PEOPLE OF MALPRACTICE,WHEN THEIR WRONG ARM OR LEG WAS REMOVED OR TOLD THEY HAD ONLY 6MONTHS TO LIVE BECAUSE OF CANCER,BUT THE DOCTOR LIED, YOU REDNECKS LIKE TO DEFEND THESE ACTION WHEN THEY ARE NOT HAPPENING TO YOU,I WISH THESE TYPE OF THINGS HAPPEN TO PEOPLE LIKE CHE RAGNAR AND HARPOON A LIBRAL,MAYBE THEY WOULD`NT BE SO EVIL,BUT NAWL THESE REDNECKS ARE OF SATANS SEED,BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT OF GOD,BECAUSE IF YOU READ THESE HILLBILLIES BLOGS YOU`LL SEE THAT THEY SPEAK OF LIES KILL AND STEAL ALL TRAITS OF THEIR FATHER SATAN.

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal

June 21st, 2009
10:32 am

Oh good grief what a massive typo! “Afhganisatan” should be Afghanistan. That was not intentional. Anyway, moving Right along…………….

My two favorite libtard publications, the New York Slimes & Washington Compost, can’t seem to see eye to eye with each other on the Dimocrat health care initiative:

“The New York Times and the Washington Post had a pretty profound disagreement this morning on whether or not Obama has a chance to get a health care “reform” proposal through Congress this year, with the Times, predictably, being far more optimistic about prospects for the president’s big-government health plan. Times health care reporter Kevin Sack portrayed Obama-style health care “reform” as having serious momentum in the lead two paragraphs of his Friday article, “Health Care Reform’s Moment Arrives (Again)” –

‘In their heart of hearts, few in the Obama administration would have predicted late last year that they would be this well positioned by June to achieve a major victory on health care. As the economy faltered, and attention focused on Wall Street and Detroit, it seemed unthinkable that Congress would be ready to devote the summer of 2009 to the costly proposition of providing health coverage for all, a goal that has eluded presidents since Theodore Roosevelt.’

“By contrast, the top two paragraphs of Ceci Connolly’s lead story in Friday’s Washington Post seem to have come from an alternate universe: “Price Tag of Health Reform Bill Prompts Sparring and a Delay in Congress.”

‘President Obama’s hopes for quick action on comprehensive health-care reform ran headlong this week into the realities of Congress, as lawmakers searching for the money to pay for a broad expansion of coverage discovered that it wasn’t easy to find and descended into partisan — and intraparty — bickering. A set of unexpectedly high cost estimates — arcane data that nevertheless carry enormous import in the legislative process — sent shockwaves along Pennsylvania Avenue and forced one key committee to delay action on its bill, probably until after the July 4 recess.’

It’s so fun watching the DNC media not agree with each other……….

TIME IS UP EVIL REPUBLICANS

June 21st, 2009
10:35 am

HAPPY FATHER`S DAY TO ALL PEOPLE CHRISTIANS MUSLIMS AND JEWS,BLACK WHITE HISPANIC ARAB AND INDIAN,PEACE TO ALL THE FATHER`S ON THIS DAY AND FUTURE DAYS.

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal

June 21st, 2009
10:36 am

Oh look, ScamVet shows up after scurrying out of the powder room. Careful, don’t stay too long hater, your slip is showing.

“You do understand the difference between weather and climate?”

Yeah, I do. I also understand the difference between real science and libtard emotionalism.

Save The Whales, Harpoon A Liberal

June 21st, 2009
10:42 am

Please, no FEEDING THE LIBTARD TROLLS. Thanks.

TIME IS UP EVIL REPUBLICANS

June 21st, 2009
10:44 am

SAVE THE WHALES,HARPOON A LIBERAL YOU ARE THE EPITOME OF A COWARD THAT SITS BEHIND HIS COMPUTER TYPING HOW BIG AND BAD HE IS,YOU CHE 1984 RAGNAR I THINK ARE THE SAME COWARD PERSON THAT HAS TO CHANGE NAMES TO MAKE IT SEEMS LIKE IT`S FOUR DIFFERENT PEOPLE,YOU TYPE THE SAME COWARD REMARKS,HOW BOUT YOU TAKE YOUR DEER RIFLE AND PUT IT IN YOUR MOUTH AND PULL THE TRIGGER, OR BE LIKE THE ARAB TERRORIST AND STRAP UP A BOMB TO YOURSELF AND BLOW YOURSELF UP FOR AMERICA.

deegee

June 21st, 2009
10:45 am

Happy Father’s Day to all you baby daddies!