Run, Sarah, run (set the pace, too)

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

Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and her publicity-seeking stunts have finally achieved the attention she deserves: One- or two-paragraph stories that run with those that warn us that sheep on the remote Scottish island of Hirta are gradually shrinking because of global warming. Global warming’s shrunk our interest in her, too.

Are pickups prejudiced? Two Dalton people were killed when the motorcycle they were riding was sideswiped by a motorist who apparently crossed the center lane. A motorist driving a car could have done the same thing. Yet pickup drivers — I am one — are presumed to be aggressive and when a lesser vehicle is involved, it’s always noted that the offending vehicle was a pickup.

Not surprising that among the big cities with the lowest unemployment rates is Washington, D.C., with 6.2 percent. Atlanta ranks 18th, at 9.6 percent. The stimulus creates jobs. For government workers.

Atlanta businesses about to be hit with a sharp increase in city property taxes fall into two camps: those who pass on the entire levy and the mom-and-pop operators who can’t, and therefore take it out of salaries and services. The latter are the kinds that get taxed out of existence.

The cheating by officials at four elementary schools on the CRCT is so dishonest to children and their parents that nobody found to be involved should ever be allowed to set foot on public school property again. The schools are Deerwood Academy in Atlanta, Atherton Elementary in DeKalb, Parklane Elementary in Fulton and Burroughs-Molette in Glynn County. It is simply appalling that despite the evidence Atlanta Public Schools officials still pretend otherwise. “They’re taking the position that there’s no confession, so it didn’t happen,” a state official told the state school board.

A study finds that Georgia ranks 14th nationally in percentage of fat adults and third nationally in fat 10- to 17-year-olds. Georgia is criticized in the report by the Trust for America’s Health for not having strict nutrition standards for school lunches and vending machines. It ain’t the school’s fault. Children eat at the same tables with fat mommas and daddies. The place to start reforming America’s health care system is at the TV snack tray.

Fat Georgians are in training to reclaim a title lost last week. Three circus elephants defeated three humans in an eating contest, downing 505 hot dog buns in six minutes. Humans downed 143.

Take the dog, you take the fleas. The Securities and Exchange Commission votes unanimously to require companies requiring a bail-out to allow shareholders to vote on executive compensation. I agree with the principle. It is, however, an instance of regulators using the bail-out to meddle in management’s business.

Run, Sarah, run. Actually, all candidates should resign to run for higher office. All four of the presidential and vice presidential candidates last year, including Palin, held onto their jobs until they got something better.

If North Korea launches a cyberattack on Thinking Right, I’m drafting every fierce liberal who camps out on my blog and assigning them to Kim Jong II’s blog, Thinking Nutty.

Vice President Joe Biden announced that hospitals have agreed to forgo $155 billion in future government payments so the nonexistent money can be diverted to partially “finance” a new health care entitlement that Democrats want to ram through Congress this year. First of all, the money is an illusion. Secondly, Biden is not authorized to speak for the administration.

The pot smokers have the same solution to California’s budget woes that the Underground Atlanta gambling interests have for Georgia’s: Legalize something objectionable. Surely somebody’s convinced that prostitution is some state’s budget savior.

361 comments Add your comment

jconservative

July 9th, 2009
7:45 pm

Re Palin – I guess you picked up the thought that in the TV age every losing VP candidate has failed
to reach the Presidency. If Palin makes it she would be a first.

Ray Pugh

July 9th, 2009
8:07 pm

Legalizing marijuana is only “objectionable” to some people Wooten, specifically those who have injested discredited propaganda like the special brownies and pancakes some of us enjoy…

Alcohol is “objectionable” to some people Wooten–I’m sure you remember what happened w/ that whole Prohibition debacle (even though you were only in your mid-20s when it was repealed)…

James

July 9th, 2009
8:29 pm

I’d vote for Sarah, as would most of my friends.

Chesters Maker

July 9th, 2009
8:32 pm

I would nail Sarah, then vote for her…LMAO

butch

July 9th, 2009
8:42 pm

SARAH PALIN WOULD BE THE BE THE BEST THING TO HIT AMERICA SINCE SLICED BREAD & THE HOTTEST SINCE TOBACASSO SAUCE IF I COULD VOTE 300 MILLION TIMES SHE WOULD GET EVER ONE OF THEM I LOVED THE SAY IT AIN’T SO JOE IN THE DEBATES

Michael H. Smith

July 9th, 2009
8:46 pm

From the Right Thinking Conservative to the Thinking Right Republican: Giving any State or heaven forbid the obscenely obese Federal Government which is now becoming more obscenely obese than usual under the thrown of the anointed one who has 30 Czars in tow to date another revenue source to “stimulate squandering” certainly falls under the heading of OBJECTIONABLE.

Unfortunately my good Right Thinking Republican friend, who surely would never be involved with anything considered betting on the odds – a.k.a. GAMBLING – wagering against risk is so part and parcel of everyday life that everybody, even the puritanical in soul and spirit like the noble one who writes this column simply takes for granted that things such as life insurance, health insurance, safe to say virtually any form of insurance, is in fact, GAMBLING. Not to mention owning stocks, bonds or virtually any form of investment instrument imaginable, then too, thou art GAMBLING.

Though true indeed, my Compeer of Conservatism, when government becomes the casinos owners’ the odds are better than those held by the Mob in Las Vegas that government will win every single time and nary shall a tax paying consumer a.k.a. WE THE SUCKERS.

Parting thought: Ever notice how the biggest risk takers in life who so too often can lest afford to lose anything always appear to be the worst afflicted GAMBLERS?

Until I read again, best of the weekend to you, Mr. Wooten.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 9th, 2009
9:27 pm

Palin is the inspiration for a new piece of slang. “pullin’ a Palin” is defined at the user-edited urbandictionary.com as: 1. Quitting when the going gets tough; abandoning the responsibility entrusted to you by your neighbors for book advances and to make money on the lecture circuit. 2. Bizarre move that will damn ambitions for higher office.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 9th, 2009
9:28 pm

Who is going to replace Daddy’s money Senatuh Ensign? How did the $96,000 calculate per pop? That’s more than Spitzer and Republican Senatuh Hooker Vitter paid.

LOL Talk about people livin’ in mommy and daddy’s basement. Looks like bad boy Ensign is figaturively gettin’ mommy and daddy to pay off his nookie.

Who will replace “Daddy buy me some more nookie in Nevada now?” The hits just keep on comin’ from the Bozo the Clown party. How about Sylvio Berlusconi for Senatuh from Nevada?

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 9th, 2009
9:30 pm

Biig shout out to Senatuh Idiot Ensign who went to his daddy to bribe his strange bootie to keep silent with 100 grand of hush money. Whose the Republican Senatuh Daddy now?

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 9th, 2009
9:34 pm

I wonder how obese Mr. Smith thought the federal government was getting when it hemorrhed 4 trillion dollars and counting on the fiasco in Iraq?

Kayaker 71

July 9th, 2009
9:35 pm

Palin in 2012,

He probably in the same place that John Edwards went. Except Edwards didn’t have to call daddy. He made all of his money chasing ambulances.

sane jane

July 9th, 2009
9:38 pm

I don’t get it. She’s a charismatic person, no doubt, and commands a vocal, loyal following. She could make a very compelling media figure, probably a fortune & possibly an empire down the road.

But as an elected official, she has been a complete and utter disaster. An incompetent mess.

Let’s just be honest. She can still be popular; still a leader. Scary as it seems, she could easily be Rush’s successor. (if she has any radio chops) (beyond what we know about the canucks pranking her)

But as an elected official… nay.

Munch

July 9th, 2009
9:42 pm

At last, Wooten makes a comparison that is valid and spot-on. Combining news of Sarah Plain and Cynthia McKinney in one column at long last brings together two vapid nutjob egomaniacs who have an absolutely equal chance of becoming President of the United States someday. Well played Wooten!

Alas, twas unintentional, but even a blind squirrel finds the occasional nut, so points to Wooten for the punditry equivalent of 100 monkeys typing.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 9th, 2009
9:54 pm

Sarah could run with Rush. They’re both equally stupid, as are their listeners.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 9th, 2009
10:04 pm

Find the 15 year-old workin’ after school in a fast food restaurant who isn’t more articulate and better informed as to domestic and foreign policy and the federal legal structure than Palin. You can’t do it.

Munch

July 9th, 2009
10:05 pm

Something you wingnuts need to realize…we liberals, the forces of reason and progress, are not afraid of your Queen Esther of Wasilla. We love her. Totally, head over heels, gobsmacked in love with her. Because every time she opens her mouth, and all you bleating sheep come running along telling us how she is TEH AWESOME!1!1!!, you prove the essential thesis that the wingnut brigade is composed of simpleton knuckle draggers like Sister Dusty and Che/Tzu/1984. Also.

Long ago, Wooten posted links to his favorite blogs, those up to the minute Internet thingies that are destroying the newspaper biz. (Those links are gone now; I guess the bosses told him to quit advertising the competition.) Anyway, one of Jim’s favorites is a place called Red State, where an actual Georgia-grown chimp has learned to use the Internet tubes with no adult supervision. Thus do we have this kind of masterbatory genius flowing from the loins of Erick, Son of Erick to prove the essential thesis once again. To “wit”:

I’ve had this running thought all day, perhaps because I was watching it on TV in HD for the first time, that this is kind of like Ben Kenobi letting Darth Vader strike him down.

And Todd is just like that hunky Harrison Ford and little Britney is just like the Carrie Fisher character (the real life version all hepped up on drugs and easy sex, not Princess Leah).

Please, I beg the Imaginary Sky Fairy from my bended knees…please bring us more Sarah, all the time. Not just for the streaming tears of mirth she provides, but for the ample loaves of dimwittery that she spawns in her wake. Also.

Robards

July 9th, 2009
10:08 pm

I have no problem with the suggestion that candidates resign before running for higher office. But Jim, here is an honest question: What evidence do you have that Sarah Palin has the intellect to be governor, let alone president? The party needs to get over this anti-intellectualism, and pick someone who can at least discuss issues in an articulate manner.

jt

July 9th, 2009
10:32 pm

The pot smokers have the same solution to California’s budget woes that the Underground Atlanta gambling interests have for Georgia’s: Legalize something objectionable. Surely somebody’s convinced that prostitution is some state’s budget savior.

I find old politicians and journalists that are hopped up on viagra objectionable.
It is still none of my, OR THE STATE’S, bidness.
Same with pot smoking, gambling and prostitution.

Bill

July 9th, 2009
10:34 pm

Butch,

YOU ARE AN IDIOT!! DID YOU NOT LISTEN TO ANY OR HER INTERVIEWS?? YOU REPRESENT WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY – A VAST IL-INFORMED ELECTORATE!! NO WONDER WE HAVE THE TYPE OF POLITICIANS WE ELECT (CAN YOU SAY SONNY?????)

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 9th, 2009
10:48 pm

9th Circuit overrules district court that blocked Plan B pill sales for “morning after contraception.” Plan B stays on the shelves. Take it to the Supemes where it will become law of the land after the seating of Justice Sotamayor and a possible two aditional Obama appointed Justices.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 9th, 2009
11:32 pm

From Kaymaker 71 : He made all of his money chasing ambulances. This doesn’t comport with the facts or the cases Edwards took to trial. His cases are well documented on Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, and Thompson Legal Record. They were complex cases, involving multiple experts, and the damages were life-altering tragedies. The birth damage cases did not involve maloutcome, which is the #1 cause of cases against OBGYNs currently. They involved clear cut negligence in response by hospital staff to clearcut fetal distress that was well documented and at the epicenter of standards for a full court press by an OBGYN and neonatal staff. One case involved an absurdly large overdose of the drug Antabuse which caused permanant CNS and peripheral nerve damage to the patient. In fact, a first year med student could have avoided this mistake by consulting pack insert, PDR, or the web. During the trial, the judge warned that “juries down here” don’t award more than 100 grand. The jury disagreed however, and the award was $3.7 million. The PI cases Edwards tried involved life crippling and paralyzing injuries in motor vehicle accidents.

The record setting trial award was for the Lakey family who had a 5 year old daughter who was disembowled when she was caught in a wading pool drain. If you don’t understand the term, you can see an example of this in the Anthony Hopkins movie Hannible The insurance company offered 100 grand and the jury awarded $25 million with the punitive damages potentially treble. The insurance company then settled for an undisclosed amount.

When detractors of Edwards tried to claim the disembowling award for the little girl’s family was based on junk science, on Faux news of course, the judge in the case went on Faux to take apart that claim.

However you are defining “ambulance chasing”, Edwards’ large trial victories don’t fit any definition the medical or legal community uses. His cases didn’t involve alleged muskuloskeletal injuries with treatment by chiropractors until the insurance runs out or the company flatly refuses to pay. His cases also didn’t involve runners who recruit these people routinely, and/or “jump-ins” where collisons are staged and people are recruited to jump in the vehicles as alleged victim/plaintiffs.

I understand that Edwards is someone you don’t like, so it was convenient to reach out and choose the term ambulance chaser even though you had no actual knowledge of the trials Edwards was involved in or the fact that his plaintiffs in the large verdict suits were paralyzed , dead or had major life altering injuries no one ever hopes to sustain.

Freakenstein

July 10th, 2009
12:24 am

“I understand that Edwards is someone you don’t like, so it was convenient to reach out and choose the term ambulance chaser even though you had no actual knowledge of the trials Edwards…”

Blah blah blah, the Googler expert numbnut nolife libtard speaks. Yes, we get it. Edwards also preached to us about man-made global warming while building a gazillion square foot mansion in the sticks of North Carolina.

Hey poofer: get a life. And some sleep, you sad, pathetic, deranged, obsessive liberal FREAK.

Ward

July 10th, 2009
2:02 am

I have no strong feelings for or against Sarah Palin. I loved her speech to the GOP convention, but that was pretty much the last time she seemed to have it all put together. Now, no one seems to know why she’s resigned, and certainly her rambling resignation speech didn’t shine any light on her intent. If she’s quit her job just to run for president, well, she’s deluding herself to think she has the qualifications to run, even if 2008 proved once and for all that qualifications are now an afterthought in national politics. So be it, and good riddance to her.

But if she’s leaving office because she’s been mocked, harassed and baselessly investigated into a reported $500,000 personal legal debt, well, that goes way beyond the normal bounds of power politics and speaks volumes about the new Democratic party and their embracing the politics of personal destruction… ‘the Chicago way’ if you will. No one deserves the juvenile, condescending and tasteless things that have been said about her and her family in the last year (things that would never be thrown at a showbiz-friendly leftist) and if indeed she wants out just to find a little peace and quiet, I could hardly blame her. I still can’t see how this enhances her campaign stature for 2012, unless she finds some better writers and makes sure there’s always a teleprompter in front of her. That seems to work really well, especially if the media never asks you any hard questions.

Obviously, the GOP is in disarray right now, almost somnambulant, but as the pendulum swings, some camera-friendly republican WILL come along, figure out how to play by the new rules (as in, there ARE no rules, only deft populist pandering) and both parties will serve up perhaps the ugliest election imaginable. Debates will play out like a reality show, the blogosphere will serve as the new tabloid press spreading rumors and innuendo, ‘issues’ will be reduced to talking points and we’ll finally decide on a president based on which one made us laugh harder on SNL.

Forgive me if I don’t look forward to it.

clyde

July 10th, 2009
4:06 am

Good morning,
I read with great interest the shrinking of the Hirta sheep.The cause is blamed on warmer temperatures allowing the smaller lambs to survive.Since this research is gong to continue,it will prove interesting.Now we need to debate the cause of the warming.

I too find the drivers of large pickups to be aggressive.They seem to think the rules of the road are for other people.Not all of them,mind you,just a disproportionate percentage.Motorcycle drivers,on the other hand,are just complete morons when it comes to knowing or heeding any rules.

It should be obvious by now that Joe Biden needs no authorization to flap his gums.Nor is he bothered by any statements by the administration that he doesn’t speak for them.

Those that feel a need to alter their mind with weed should perhaps think about changing their mind with something that actually functions.

Georgia finally gets to the top part of a list and still you complain.Usually Georgia comes in 47th.

[...] See the full article from “Atlanta Journal Constitution” [...]

Aquagirl

July 10th, 2009
6:30 am

I thought it was standard to include vehicle descriptions in traffic stories. Don’t be so sensitive, Jim.

Or maybe people see pickup truck drivers as aggressive because they advocate use of force against pot smokers, prostitutes, and similar folk. Just a thought.

Churchill's MOM

July 10th, 2009
6:33 am

Thanks Jim, we all love Sara Palin.

***************Handel 2010********************Palin Sanford 2012**********************

Marcus Graham

July 10th, 2009
7:08 am

Not surprising that among the big cities with the lowest unemployment rates is Washington, D.C., with 6.2 percent. Atlanta ranks 18th, at 9.6 percent. The stimulus creates jobs. For government workers.

JIm, if you’d bother to check your facts, you’d see that Washington DC has always had a low unemployment rate. The town is practically recession proof and it has nothing to do with the stimulus package or your ignorant dig at it. Of note, industries like hopsitality/tourism, education, marketing and the like are not government jobs and are actually flourishing right now. I moved from Atlanta a few months ago to DC so, I know firsthand.

sane jane

July 10th, 2009
7:26 am

Ward, that’s quite a stretch to place Palin’s legal/ethical troubles at the feet of the “Chicago Way” Democratic party. Comedians, media figures, entertainers, sure – but the DNC establishment?

Perhaps you don’t recall the “White House dog”, a 13-year old Chelsea Clinton. Or Michelle Obama’s “whitey” tape. Or the suggestions that she’s an ape.

Muckraking occurs on both sides. Both parties condone it, but it’s comics (like Letterman) and entertainers (like Limbaugh) who drive the process.

TRUTH

July 10th, 2009
7:28 am

The United States’ top fighter jet, the Lockheed Martin F-22, has recently required more than 30 hours of maintenance for every hour in the skies, pushing its hourly cost of flying to more than $44,000, a far higher figure than for the warplane it replaces, confidential Pentagon test results show.

The aircraft’s radar-absorbing metallic skin is the principal cause of its maintenance troubles, with unexpected shortcomings — such as vulnerability to rain and other abrasion — challenging Air Force and contractor technicians since the mid-1990s, according to Pentagon officials, internal documents and a former engineer.

While most aircraft fleets become easier and less costly to repair as they mature, key maintenance trends for the F-22 have been negative in recent years, and on average from October last year to this May, just 55 percent of the deployed F-22 fleet has been available to fulfill missions guarding U.S. airspace, the Defense Department acknowledged this week. The F-22 has never been flown over Iraq or Afghanistan.

Sensitive information about troubles with the nation’s foremost air-defense fighter is emerging in the midst of a fight between the Obama administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress over whether the program should be halted next year at 187 planes, far short of what the Air Force and the F-22’s contractors around the country had anticipated.

“It is a disgrace that you can fly a plane [an average of] only 1.7 hours before it gets a critical failure” that jeopardizes success of the aircraft’s mission, said a Defense Department critic of the plane who is not authorized to speak on the record. Other skeptics inside the Pentagon note that the planes, designed 30 years ago to combat a Cold War adversary, have cost an average of $350 million apiece and say they are not a priority in the age of small wars and terrorist threats.

But other defense officials — reflecting sharp divisions inside the Pentagon about the wisdom of ending one of the largest arms programs in U.S. history — emphasize the plane’s unsurpassed flying abilities, express renewed optimism that the troubles will abate and say the plane is worth the unexpected costs.

Votes by the House and Senate armed services committees last month to spend $369 million to $1.75 billion more to keep the F-22 production line open were propelled by mixed messages from the Air Force — including a quiet campaign for the plane that includes snazzy new Lockheed videos for key lawmakers — and intense political support from states where the F-22’s components are made. The full House ratified the vote on June 25, and the Senate is scheduled to begin consideration of F-22 spending Monday.

After deciding to cancel the program, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates called the $65 billion fleet a “niche silver-bullet solution” to a major aerial war threat that remains distant. He described the House’s decision as “a big problem” and has promised to urge President Obama to veto the military spending bill if the full Senate retains F-22 funding.

The administration’s position is supported by military reform groups that have long criticized what they consider to be poor procurement practices surrounding the F-22, and by former senior Pentagon officials such as Thomas Christie, the top weapons testing expert from 2001 to 2005. Christie says that because of the plane’s huge costs, the Air Force lacks money to modernize its other forces adequately and has “embarked on what we used to call unilateral disarmament.”

sharecropper

July 10th, 2009
7:39 am

Yes, by all means. Run, Sarah, run. Win the primaries, Sarah, win the primaries. Get your clock cleaned against Obama, Sarah, get your clock cleaned. The Republicans’ greatest nightmare is Sarah Palin at the top of the ticket in 2012. While she would be a dream opponent for Obama and the Democrats. Listen to the Wootens of this world, Sarah, listen to the Wootens of this world.

Ethanol is Bad

July 10th, 2009
7:59 am

Gas Problems Ahead?
A proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has boating organizations up in arms. Those organizations are now asking individual boaters for help in letting the EPA know the idea of allowing introduction of a new fuel that has not been independently tested in marine engines isn’t a good one.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatU.S.) have taken serious exception with a proposal that would allow an increase in the amount of ethanol allowed in gasoline to rise from ten to fifteen percent.

That was proposed in March after Growth Energy, a pro-ethanol group collected fifty four other groups and petitioned the EPA to allow what is a fifty-percent bump in ethanol and reclassify E-10 fuel as E-15.

One small problem for boaters: engines are not designed, certified or calibrated to run with more than E-10 fuel. Recreational boat warranty documents and manufacturers owner’s manuals currently advise boaters not to use more than ten percent ethanol. The end result could be a forced change that would void warranties and potentially damage fuel systems.

“This is not about growing renewable energy,” says BoatU.S. Vice President of Government Affairs Margaret Podlich. “This is really about a group of investors attempting to profit at the expense of 13 million recreational boat owners. We had significant problems with the nationwide roll-out of E10 a few years ago, and without further independent testing of E15 with marine engines we are very likely to see similar issues.”

Podlich’s comments refer to the widely known problem with ethanol’s ability to attract water into gasoline or “phase separate” which has led to major problems and repair and replacement costs for boaters. Another problem is ethanol degrading fiberglass boat gas tank walls.

The proposal for the ethanol increase could also pose problems for a myriad of other small engines, from boats to chainsaws, lawn mowers, ATVs and virtually any other gas-powered engine.

NMMA Legislative Director Mathew Dunn offers what he calls a simple solution: “Science — not politics — should ultimately determine EPA’s decision on whether to allow the sale of any increased ethanol blend that’s more than 10 percent,” he says, “At present, it is clear there is insufficient scientific and technical data to justify granting the increase, and EPA should therefore deny it outright.”

Testing prior to implementing a content standard for gasoline seems to be a reasonable request, especially when it could radically impact the performance of both civilian and military engines.

The challenge is to get the message to the EPA before their extended public comment period ends on July 20.

And the boating industry isn’t the only one concerned about the E-15 proposal. A national association representing convenience stores and gas stations says they’re concerned about lawsuits from car owners claiming their cars were damaged by E-15 gasoline.

Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) which certifies gas pumps and safety for a wide range of products says it will not provide that UL certification to E-15 pumps. UL’s safety director says the maximum level that would be certified was always set at E-15. The problem is the potential for slight variations in the mix of ethanol and gasoline. In other words, it’s not going to be possible for operators to say without fear of error that their pumps are absolutely dispensing no higher than E-15 mixtures.

NMMA and BoatU.S. have provided web links for boaters that will enable them to send comments to the EPA and request a denial of the waiver for increases to E15 until further testing can prove the safety of the mixture.

Hal Kenedy

July 10th, 2009
8:02 am

S. Palin is, simply another political hack job. Here mouthpiece, Megan Stapleton recently described her lack of knowledge of foreign affairs as bringing a “fresh perspective.” Knowing nothing about Russia or the former Soviet Union isn’t a “fresh perspective” – it’s no perspective. How can someone vote for a person so uneducated in the things a President needs to know? Because she is a Christian? I loved Lewis Black’s recent quip on that view: “If you are about to vote for someone because they believe in god, take 10 seconds and think really hard…. does god believe in them? Its a two-way street.” I suspect god doesn’t believe in Sarah Palin. Her husband however – our country’s next first dude? – does have a GED – that’s a start!

Northern Songs, Ltd.

July 10th, 2009
8:10 am

to all you pantin’ for Palin – so you would willingly trade the current presidennt – bight, articulate,, and yet still in WAY over his head – for a vapid, intellectually challenged, albeit good looking dame, who would be in WAY WAY over her head? Please explain.

Producer

July 10th, 2009
8:12 am

If Sarah is such a dope and insignificant then why do the Dems and libs keep attacking her? Because she is the equivalent of a political rock star who draws upwards of 10-20,000 supporters at every stop she makes. They’re scared s***less of her.

Sara

July 10th, 2009
8:21 am

Actually Jim it’s long past time people started blasting the schools for what they serve to our children. Children are not going to make healthy choices in their food – that’s why parents are supposed to choose and prepare meals. Same needs to go for the adults who determine meal choices in schools. However, the bigger problem, at least in my girls’ school, are all the “treats” the students get. Almost a day doesn’t go by where the teachers aren’t handing out candy – the kids can even buy junk food on school property. There is zero justification for a coke machine to be on school property – especially an elementary school. Further, the complaints lodged by the school nurse and counselor go ignored.

Parents have an important job but we can’t police our children 24/7. We have a right to expect the teachers and school administrators to whom we entrust our children to make responsible choices on their behalf (which also includes not teaching our children how to cheat their way through life).

Ward

July 10th, 2009
8:25 am

sane jane, the ridicule of Chelsea was short-lived and I remember Letterman ended up apologizing then, too. And mere muckracking doesn’t accrue massive legal fees, nuisance ethics investigations do. Rahm Emanuel works in not-so-mysterious ways.

Northern Songs, Ltd.

July 10th, 2009
8:25 am

I’ll let Ellen Goodman continue my thoughtts:
I was among those who harbored the “elitist” belief that a vice presidential candidate should know as much about public policy as, say, Katie Couric. Yet, I delighted in the fact that because of Palin, conservatives lashed out against “sexism,’’ the religious right described teen pregnancy as a “challenge,’’ and it became politically incorrect for the most reactionary Republican to criticize working mothers.

JF McNamara

July 10th, 2009
8:29 am

Palin already ran…from her responsibility as Alaska’s governer and the pace was fast. Where I’m from, you uphold your obligations even if the going gets tough. She didn’t and is a quitter. Using campaigning for President is a cop out as she won’t even start until 2010 when her term would’ve been over anyway.

Kayaker 71

July 10th, 2009
8:34 am

Perhaps “global warming” has some benefits. If it shrinks the size of sheep, maybe it will shrink the size of all of the fat people in Georgia (presently ranking 3rd in a nation of fat people). Realistically, it would seem appropriate that a few less trips to Burger King would also be beneficial.

Marcus Graham

July 10th, 2009
8:34 am

Northern Songs, Ltd. —

Obama way in over his head?!!! Well, then Bush was WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY over his head….except his was good at reading My Pet Goat—really good at that.

Producer

July 10th, 2009
8:36 am

Keep whistling past the graveyard, libs! She can show up for house and senate candidates and they will draw thousands and rake in thousands in donations. She’ll help the GOP even if she never runs again.

Get Real

July 10th, 2009
8:36 am

So Wooten doesn’t want people to discuss non-seatbelt wearing pickup drivers, but he wants to discuss those who delve in greenery as objectionable. I find the law the doesn’t mandate seatbelts for pickups objectionable because it forces the state to pass up badly needed highway funds from the govt.

Levi Johnson "The Tool"

July 10th, 2009
8:37 am

Levi Johnston told reporters Thursday night that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

decided to resign from office for the money.

Johnston claimed that in December he heard Palin talking about “how nice it would be to take some of this money people have been offering us and just run with it, and saying forget everything else.”

Johnston, the former fiancé of the governor’s daughter, said the offers Palin was referring to came from “books, talk shows, whatever, things like that.”

The 19-year-old father of the governor’s grandchild said he believed the reasons Palin listed for her resignation made up part of the reason, but were not the deciding factors.

“I’ve seen how stressful this job was for her and she came home late at night and things like that,” he said. But Johnston added, “I think the big deal was the book. That was millions of dollars.”

“It is interesting to learn Levi is working on a piece of fiction while honing his acting skills,” Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton responded.

Since splitting with the governor’s daughter, Johnston has appeared on numerous talk shows and is seeking a modeling or acting contract. Johnston is also shopping a tell-all book on his relationship with the family and said he may be “getting into some movies or something.”

JLK

July 10th, 2009
8:41 am

Whoa…. Mr. Wooten, um…. I don’t mean to be unkind, but you really are making less and less sense these days. I hear the fish are biting. Wouldn’t you rather be fishing than here?

Shammed

July 10th, 2009
8:44 am

Well DUH:

“ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The former fiance of Gov. Sarah Palin’s 18-year-old daughter says he thinks he knows why the Alaska governor is resigning — concerns over money.

Levi Johnston, 19, whose wedding to Bristol Palin was called off earlier this year, says he believes the governor is resigning over personal finances.”

Of COURSE it was over money. These stupid fools representing the Moveonmoonbat.org liberal Dumocrat crackpots were making false allegation after false allegation, and as a person in office, she had to be investigated and defended – on her OWN money. These modern left wing sheeplecrats are just disgusting. There is no other word for it: DISGUSTING.

Shammed

July 10th, 2009
8:46 am

“Palin already ran…from her responsibility as Alaska’s governer and the pace was fast. Where I’m from, you uphold your obligations”-McNamara

Hey fool, does that also mean running away from your Congressional seat responsibilities to RUN FOR PRESIDENT??? Moron.

Californication

July 10th, 2009
8:48 am

Hal Kenedy,
I will bet that you voted for Obozo? Palin, would not be my choice, but she has more experience than Obozo. By the way does Obozo know who is in change in Russia, or that staring at a 17 year old a$$ is just bad taste?

GMan

July 10th, 2009
8:49 am

“If Sarah is such a dope and insignificant then why do the Dems and libs keep attacking her? Because she is the equivalent of a political rock star who draws upwards of 10-20,000 supporters at every stop she makes. They’re scared s***less of her.”

You mindless drone! The reason why she is attacked (as you call it) is because it causes the wingnuts to circle the wagons around her thereby forcing her to the head of their mindless class. Run Sarah! Run Sarah!

Peter

July 10th, 2009
8:51 am

Yes Sarah Run………….. for President of Disney World…….the debater with Mickey and Goofy should be pretty close !

retiredds

July 10th, 2009
8:57 am

Republicans attack Democrats. Democrats attack Republicans. So, folks, what else is new. If you would read a history of politics in this country since its inception you would discover, some to your amazement, that what goes on today is childs play.

Kayaker 71

July 10th, 2009
8:58 am

Good article in Time magazine regarding Palin yesterday on Google. The best line in the whole article was a description of how Palin has a permanent middle finger up for all of the elite politicians in NY, Washington and the Northeast. I think that the majority of thinking Americans also have a middle finger proudly displayed for our President, our Congress and our government. Perhaps a voting drive like Mr. Wonderful had with the blacks. If we could get the majority of the common man in this country to get off of the sofa and go to the polls, we just might have a chance. It seemed to work in the past election.

"Charles", The Original

July 10th, 2009
9:00 am

It’s difficult for Americans to understand why Officials at Deerwood Academy in Atlanta, Atherton Elementary in Dekalb, Parklane Elementary in Fulton and Burroughs-Molette in Glynn County won’t be harshly disciplined for cheating. Mark my words, instead of not being allowed to set foot on public school property again, those officials are going to walk the red-carpet. And bosses are bidding their time to increase the pay grade of the dishonest educators.

The Jan Kemp’s of the world and those who supported her on the inside of the educational system have been targeted. You remember Dr. Jan Kemp. She was among several faculty members who blew the whistle when officials at the University of Georgia intervened in the fall of 1981 to enable nine football players to pass a remedial English course in which they had received failing grades. The pressure and stress generated from Kemp’s courageous decision to challenge a system of corruption caused her to suffer loss of family, friends, health, and life itself.

Fast forward nearly thirty years. It’s easy to understand why the overwhelming majority of Public School officials and educators throughout America are “on board” with the deliberate dumbing down of Americans in exchange for personal gain, so-called progress, and the illusion of power.

Welcome to the New World Order.

JF McNamara

July 10th, 2009
9:08 am

Shammed,

There’s a difference between interviewing for a promotion (Congress to President) at your job and quitting because your refuse to make the necessary changes to do your job effectively(Governer to fishing). I didn’t have a problem with her running for VP when she was governer. She’d allegedly done a good job and those who do good jobs should move forward.

She could’ve made changes to the way she governed to fulfill the job the Alaskan citizens elected her to do. She didn’t want to deal with the tough economic realities that Alaska faces or deal with the consequences from her extreme bipartisanship in the election. She quit instead.

You can keep your blinders on about Sarah Palin, but she isn’t tough or smart enough to be a real leader. This is the second time she’s quit, and that’s troubling. Getting elected is gaining popular support which she excels. Actual governance and decision making is tough. When the going get’s tough, she seeks the exit. We’ve seen it twice. Is that really what you want in a President?

In addition, name calling only shows that you don’t really have any real intellectual capacity and feel you need to demean someone to make yourself look better. Unless you’re a child, you don’t need to do it if you want to be taken seriously.

StJ

July 10th, 2009
9:10 am

I would guess that Sarah Palin *at least* knows how many states there are in the US, as opposed to the current president.

Copyleft

July 10th, 2009
9:14 am

Odd sort of spin you’re putting on McKinney’s arrest and week-long detention by the Israelis, Mr. Wooten.

She was attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to the Palestinians… and you call it a “publicity stunt”? It’s more than you’ve ever done.

http://www.examiner.com/x-1163-Atlanta-Public-Policy-Examiner~y2009m7d8-McKinney-says-supporting-Israel-leaves-US-with-a-lot-to-atone-for

Fred

July 10th, 2009
9:18 am

Marijuana is not objectionable but your horse tooth mug is, jackazz.

Vote for Palin? Best watch that retarded know-nothing answer she gave about economics again you simple minded idiots. You’re killin’ this country with your superficial lazy azz stupidity.

[...] Jim Wooten says ‘Run, Sarah, run — set the pace, too’ [...]

conservative democrat

July 10th, 2009
9:30 am

My 20 year old daughter had been to a McCain rally at Clemson and was a real supporter until he picked Palin. After the Katie Curic interview, she changed her mind and voted for Obama.

Munch

July 10th, 2009
9:33 am

If Queen Esther of Wasilla is so TEH AWESOME, if liberals cower in fear under the bed at her merest wink, why then are GOP candidates across the nation fleeing headlong away from her you-betcha superpowers?

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/vulnerable-republicans-want-palin-to-stay-home-2009-07-09.html

As to kayaker, flipping the middle finger is not now, and never has been, a qualification for elected office. It might appeal to your arrested-adolescent personality, but it takes more than saying Phook You! to succeed at, well, just about everything.

Chuck

July 10th, 2009
9:36 am

Run, Sarah, Run. Right now, just run away and hide for the rest of your life. We’re tired of you and your uninformed self.

conservative democrat

July 10th, 2009
9:38 am

“…Actually, all candidates should resign to run for higher office…’
Yes, Governors should resign their careers as real estate speculators when they take office also.
And, candidates who take two months to decide if taking $120K from special interest groups they have oversight over is ethical should drop out of the race before that get their a$$es defeated.

One Voice

July 10th, 2009
9:40 am

If Palin runs it will be the best thing that could happen to the Democratic Party and would ensure an Obama second term. She actually has a good shot at winning the Republican nomination but absolutely no shot at winning a general election. Go Palin!

conservative democrat

July 10th, 2009
9:43 am

@STJ,
You wrote, “…I would guess that Sarah Palin *at least* knows how many states there are in the US…” Yeah, and her “I can get a bead on Putin from my back yard foreign policy” showed just how smart she is.

The Anti-Wooten

July 10th, 2009
9:44 am

Courtesy of Andrew Sullivan @ The Daily Dish

Palin lied when she said the dismissal of her public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, had nothing to do with his refusal to fire state trooper Mike Wooten; in fact, the Branchflower Report concluded that she repeatedly abused her power when dealing with both men.
Palin lied when she repeatedly claimed to have said, “Thanks, but no thanks” to the Bridge to Nowhere; in fact, she openly campaigned for the federal project when running for governor.
Palin lied when she denied that Wasilla’s police chief and librarian had been fired; in fact, both were given letters of termination the previous day.
Palin lied when she wrote in the NYT that a comprehensive review by Alaska wildlife officials showed that polar bears were not endangered; in fact, email correspondence between those scientists showed the opposite.
Palin lied when she claimed in her convention speech that an oil gas pipeline “began” under her guidance; in fact, the pipeline was years from breaking ground, if at all.
Palin lied when she told Charlie Gibson that she does not pass judgment on gay people; in fact, she opposes all rights between gay spouses and belongs to a church that promotes conversion therapy.
Palin lied when she denied having said that humans do not contribute to climate change; in fact, she had previously proclaimed that human activity was not to blame.
Palin lied when she claimed that Alaska produces 20 percent of the country’s domestic energy supply; in fact, the actual figures, based on any interpretation of her words, are much, much lower.

The Anti-Wooten

July 10th, 2009
9:45 am

Palin lied when she told voters she improvised her convention speech when her teleprompter stopped working properly; in fact, all reports showed that the machine had functioned perfectly and that her speech had closely followed the script.
Palin lied when she recalled asking her daughters to vote on whether she should accept the VP offer; in fact, her story contradicts details given by her husband, the McCain campaign, and even Palin herself. (She later added another version.)
Palin lied when she claimed to have taken a voluntary pay cut as mayor; in fact, as councilmember she had voted against a raise for the mayor, but subsequent raises had taken effect by the time she was mayor.
Palin lied when she insisted that Wooten’s divorce proceedings had caused his confidential records to become public; in fact, court officials confirmed they released no such records.
Palin lied when she suggested to Katie Couric that she was involved in trade missions with Russia; in fact, she has never even met with Russian officials.
Palin lied when she told Shimon Peres that the only flag in her office was the Israeli flag; in fact, she has several flags.
Palin lied when she claimed to have tried to divest government funds from Sudan; in fact, her administration openly opposed a bill that would have done just that.
Palin lied when she repeatedly claimed that troop levels in Iraq were back to pre-surge levels; in fact, even she acknowledged her “misstatements,” though she refused to retract or apologize.
Palin lied when she insisted that the Branchflower Report “showed there was no unlawful or unethical activity on my part”; in fact, that report prominently stated, “Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.”

retiredds

July 10th, 2009
9:46 am

Re: Sarah Palin, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

The Anti-Wooten

July 10th, 2009
9:46 am

Palin lied when she claimed to have voiced concerns over Wooten fearing he would harm her family; in fact, she actually decreased her security detail during that period.
Palin lied when asked about the $150,000 worth of clothes provided by the RNC; in fact, solid reporting contradicted several parts of her statement.
Palin lied when she suggested that she had offered the media proof of her pregnancy with Trig to “correct the record”; in fact, no reports of her medical records were ever published; and the letter from her doctor testifying to her good health only emerged hours before polling ended on election day, even though there was nothing in it that couldn’t have been released two months earlier.
Palin lied when she said that “reported” allegations of her banning Harry Potter as mayor was easily refutable because it had not even been written yet; in fact, the first book in that series was published in 1998 – two years into her first term – and such rumors were never reported by the media, only circulated as emails.
Palin lied when she denied having participated in a clothes audit with campaign laywers; in fact, the Washington Times later confirmed those details.
Palin lied when asked about Couric’s question regarding her reading habits; in fact, Couric’s words were not, “What do you read up there in Alaska?” or anything close to condescension.
Palin lied when she mischaracterized the “$1200 check” given to Alaskans as the permanent fund dividend check; in fact, that fund had yielded $2,069 per person, and she claimed otherwise to obscure the fact that Alaskans also received a $1200 rebate check from a windfall profits tax on oil companies – a tax widely criticized by Republicans.
Palin lied when she claimed to be unaware of a turkey being slaughtered behind her during a filmed interview; in fact, the cameraman said she had picked the spot herself, while the slaughter was underway.

The Anti-Wooten

July 10th, 2009
9:47 am

Palin lied when she denied having rejected federal stimulus money; in fact, she continued to accept and reject the funds several times.
Palin lied when she claimed that legislative leaders had canceled a meeting with her to hold their own press conference; in fact, they only canceled it after being told she would not participate, and the purpose of the press conference was very different from the meeting’s.
Palin lied when she announced on the news that she never holds closed-door meetings; in fact, she had just attended a closed-door meeting with the legislature earlier that day.
Palin lied when she said that former aide John Bitney’s “amicable” departure was for “personal” reasons; in fact, Bitney said he was fired because of his relationship with the wife of Palin’s friend, plus a Palin spokesperson later claimed “poor job performance” for his firing – without elaborating.
Palin lied when she said she kept her running injury a secret on the campaign trail; in fact, her bandaged hand was clearly visible in photographs and the story was widely talked about.
Palin lied when she claimed that Alaska has spent “millions of dollars” on litigation related to her ethics complaints; in fact, that figure is much, much lower, and she had initiated the most expensive inquiry.
Palin lied when she denied that the Alaska Independence Party supports secession and denied that her husband had been a member; in fact, even the McCain campaign noted that the party’s very existence is based on secession and that Todd was a member for seven years.

The Anti-Wooten

July 10th, 2009
9:48 am

Retiredds,

That’s almost exactly what she’s done.

Kudos to the genius of Hunter S. Thompson for his insight, it seems to perfectly mirror Sarush Failin.

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

conservative democrat

July 10th, 2009
9:48 am

@ Fred,
I’m with you. Legalize pot.

Northern Songs, Ltd.

July 10th, 2009
9:51 am

Marcus – you assume much my friend; and you assume incorrectly that I am – or ever was – a supporter of W the Inept. But while this President can run rings around bushie in the smarts department, so far he has shown no evidence he has any idea what the frak he is doing. It’s been “let’s throw as much cr@p on the wall as we can and let’s see what sticks.” So far, it only stinks.

conservative democrat

July 10th, 2009
9:59 am

@Charles
“…pressure and stress generated from Kemp’s courageous decision to challenge a system of corruption caused her to suffer loss of family, friends, health, and life itself…” Yes, it did. She was a nasty heffer.
It is at least conceivable that students in those four schools changed their minds 10 times more often that the average test taker, I guess. Not likely though. So many hands have touched those test forms by now that a finger print analysis probably won’t be conclusive. What recourse do we have? Are they guilty until proven innocent? The feds are going to want their money back from the alleged fraud and the schools will be bankrupt.

JLK

July 10th, 2009
10:05 am

Legalize it; tax it; pay the teachers, firemen, policemen, hospitals, and food safety inspectors.

retiredds

July 10th, 2009
10:14 am

Northern Songs, I am not sure that Obama will be judged on his first six months in office. I think it will unfold over the next 3 1/2 years. The worst thing that can happen to Republicans is if the second stimulus package (remember the first one was boy George’s) and other programs begin to work because they have staked their claim on obstruction, negativity, and very little cooperation. They will be unable to take any credit for any success if it unfolds that way.

If the program does not work out, Obama has already claimed responsibility and recognizes that he would be a one-term president. So, time will tell.

An analogy, long term investing is usually more successful than day trading. If you invested money in the stock market in the first part of 1988 it was crossing the 2000 level (Dow). It seems the political day traders are the ones who are having high blood pressure with the short-term swings as they micro-watch each political move. Politics, like markets, will have their short-term and long-term swings.

AmVet

July 10th, 2009
10:23 am

More random “thoughts” from the never to retire one?

Alas, those poor misunderstood pickup drivers. (wtf???)

I wonder. On Saturday nights do the Wootens watch Reefer Madness in preparation for their pilgrimage to the Holy Roller Talibaptist “up the way”?

Palin obsession. How pathetic. Nuff said.

But of all that nuttiness, this is pièce de résistance:

“…regulators using the bail-out to meddle in management’s business.”

Yes it is almost impossible to feel anything but remorse for those corporations that did such a stellar job and who now have no one but the big bad government to blame for their many woes.

I mean for gawd sakes, who wants the investors and shareholders to actually control (even to a tiny degree) what they own? Next you’ll be asking us to actually believe in the three principles of capitalism!!!

AmVet

July 10th, 2009
10:29 am

Northern, i enjoy radng much of what you post.

But this statement is IMHO factually incorrect: “…so far he has shown no evidence he has any idea what the frak he is doing. It’s been “let’s throw as much cr@p on the wall as we can and let’s see what sticks.” So far, it only stinks.”

His record to date is VERY mixed. But unlike his bungling predecessor is not a total train wreck.

To wit, there are numerous foot-dragging, wrong headed, reactionary BushCo “policies”, signing statements, environmental plundering, etc. he has undone. And I believe and hope there are many more coming…

AmVet

July 10th, 2009
10:30 am

Wow, typo central at 10:29. (I hate this new cheesy keyboard…)

booger

July 10th, 2009
10:44 am

Copyleft,

Hundreds of organizations and individuals have delivered aid to palestine. As far as I know this is the only attempt to run a blockade to do so.

This was a stunt!

Will

July 10th, 2009
10:45 am

It takes a special type of political partisan hack to pass judgement on an economic recovery plan after less than six months and when less than 15 cents of every dollar to be directed toward the recovery has been spent.

Do you remember last fall when partisan democrats hacks hoped and prayed for a continued sliding economy and refused to admit that the “surge” in Irag was working?

Republican partisan hacks do the same thing now – each day that the market declines, they blame in on President Obama. They pass judgement on a complex plan to adress a complex problem before the ink is dry on the plan. Democrat hacks declare the plan a success before the ink is dry on the plan. Republican partisan hacks and democrat partisan hacks both hope for harm to our Grand Republic IF the harm will help them politically.

And the independent thinking mainstream keep shrinking into a dying breed of statesmen who put country first.

meetoo

July 10th, 2009
10:46 am

Run, Sarah, run — as far away as you can!

booger

July 10th, 2009
10:49 am

retiredds,

The first stimulus package was not Bush,s. The TARP you can blame on him, but the stimulus package is all Obama. Think what you want, but get your facts straight.

Peter

July 10th, 2009
10:54 am

The Hopes and dreams of the Republican Party rest with Sarah Palin………. HA HA HA HA…….HA HA HA HA……..HA HA HA HA………HA HA HA HA…….HA HA HA HA……….HA HA HA HA……..HA HA HA HA…………HA HA HA HA………HA HA HA HA ………

Come on Jim….If she “sets the pace”……,the Comedians will have a filed day !

Global warming is Shrinking the Republican Base !

Dave

July 10th, 2009
11:20 am

Will – no need to wait on the recovery from our beloved leader’s stimulus plan. Anyone, with any sense of history already knows the government doesn’t grow jobs, never has, never will. You can wait until the cows come home, but there’s no recovery coming as long as the private sector isn’t the one creating the jobs. I would advise you to go back to school, but I’m afraid you’d go back to that government school that brainwashed you already.

Northern Songs, Ltd.

July 10th, 2009
11:27 am

AmVet – thanks for the back pat – while i did not vote for the president, I wish with all my heart he does know what he’s doing; I’m just not convinced. So I guess my little rant is a symptom of my frustration at the extremely slow pace of recovery. yes, it took years – about 8 last count – to get to where we are, and it won’t all be fixed in 100 days, or maybe even 100 weeks, but i aait the smallest sign of forward progress. So say we all…(?)

Northern Songs, Ltd.

July 10th, 2009
11:28 am

uh, that’s “await…”. sheesh, time for lunch i think.

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 10th, 2009
11:28 am

JIMBO FUNNY HOW YOU REDNECKS WANT A QUITTER RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT,WHEN SHE QUIT BEING MAYOR OF WASILLA,AND THEN SHE JUST QUIT BEING GOVERNOR OF ALASKA,THIS IS TRUE REPUBLICAN VALUES I CAN BELIEVE IN,LIE CHEAT STEAL KILL AND RUN OFF WITH THE LOOT!

JF McNamara

July 10th, 2009
11:32 am

Dave,

I don’t know that government doesn’t grow jobs, and I think I have a pretty good sense of history. In my economics courses, I read about the positive effect of government spending on both public and private sector jobs. What you’re saying contradicts that.

Can you post a link to an economic study that shows government doesn’t grow jobs? I’m always looking for new facts.

Shar

July 10th, 2009
11:48 am

I have been to Hirta, or at least right across a tiny bay to the island of St. Kilda. It is the farthest west point in the British Isles and bears the brunt of the storms that careen across the North Atlantic. It is also entirely isolated, accessible only by sea and then only when the water is calm enough to land, which is about 10% of the time. The only thing there now is a radar station, a post populated seemingly entirely by members of the British military who have really, truly irritated their superiors.

It is home, however, to genetically unique species such as the Soay sheep, the St. Kilda wren, the St. Kilda mouse and, until their forced evacuation in the 1930’s, human beings who spoke a unique dialect of Gaelic, lived in stone huts, subsisted primarily on sea bird eggs that they collected and stored in medieval cleats and had prehensile toes. The most active place on St. Kilda is the cemetery, where the evacuees are often returned for burial at “home” in accordance with the government’s guarantee at the time the surviving families were removed.

Hirta and St. Kilda, while not places that I could confidently recommend for a vacation, are wondrous and mysterious for their complete isolation from outside genetic or cultural influences as well as their ability to sustain life under extreme conditions. As such, they offer a most unusual opportunity to gauge the effect of environmental changes with a minumum of interference from outside factors. Research findings that the Soay sheep are becoming smaller may, therefore, provide a bellwether (sorry for the pun) clue as to the effect of environmental change. Yup, the significance of sheep in such a marginal place sounds silly, but hey — to know it is to appreciate it, and certainly never to forget it.

I cannot say the same for APS. The AJC should be standing at her door, demanding that she justify taxpayer dollars paying the salary for a liar and a cheat. Permitting her to escape with a risible excuse is unconscionable. Use your newly flexible schedule, Mr. Wooten, and force her to answer for her department’s perfidy!

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
12:02 pm

Fact Check for a Wooten Mousketeer Ward

A factual correction is in order for the above statements by Mr. “Ward.” Palin in fact made one of the most significant ethics complaints against herself.

[T]he timing, scope and other factors of the single largest expense appear to fit the case Palin filed against herself that cost $187,797 to investigate. That’s almost two-thirds of the total $296,042 of all Personnel Board investigations in the last two years.

The self-reported complaint was a means to have a legislative investigator’s findings in the “Troopergate” case reexamined by a Personnel Board investigator. She said publicly that her self-reported complaint was without merit which raises the question if it was without merit why the ditzbrain filed it against herself. It cost the most money to the state.

Ward further your statement would be true if many of the ethics investigations weren’t in fact launched by Republicans in Aliaska as well as by Palin who is an alleged Republican and not a Democrat, and Palin brought them on herself by playing a game where she never wanted to be in Juneau, so she charged the state per diem for for more than 300 nights spent at home and spent another $43,490 on travel for her children and husband. She further appropriated Republican NC money for luxury items for her husband and children. These were violations that crossed bright lines.

Many of the trips were to ferry her children and husband from their hometown of Wasilla to the state capital of Juneau, which is 600 miles away,

The GOP vice-presidential candidate has used her relatively cheap travel expenses (and her decision to try selling Murkowski’s $2.7 million corporate jet on eBay) as a testament to her frugality. The New York Times noted, however, that the jet didn’t sell on eBay and was later sold to an Alaskan businessman at a $600,000 loss.

Trooper Gate which was the largest expense was clearly a vendetta Palin launched against her former brother in law.

She now faces a book by her ex-son-in-law which she brought on herself by thrusting the parents and their illegitimate kid into the limelight. In an absurdity, Bristol who was impregnated out of wedlock, or as the movie title says “knocked up”, is an alleged spokesperson for Candy clothing’s “abstinence” program. Candy’s line of clothing encourages children to dress like Cheetah 3 girls dress while working so that they will grow up to dress like Cheetah 3 girls while working.

This has been very well documented along with multiple graphics by the Anchourage Daily News, the Washington Post, and the New York Times for months.

Recently as Palin displayed her narcissitic unending quest for the limelight by inviting 6 major news media outlets to her remote fishing village vacation so she could spew stream of consciousness she blatantly lied about the ethics complaints’ amount and actual outcome.

Sarah Palin has forgotten the most extensive and professional investigation performed of all, the one by longtime Alaska prosecutor Steven Branchflower, appointed by the Legislative Council of the Alaska State Legislature, which found that Sarah Palin Unlawfully Abused Her Power.

The Branchflower report was not the only problem Palin had before she quit her brief tenure as Governor. there is also the matter of the travel expenses she attempted to bilk her state out of and that she was forced to repay.

Anchorage lawyer Timothy Petumenos said Palin’s office is still adding up the costs according to the ADN.

Palin claimed in her recent sashay into the media limelight that her ethics complaints cost the state of Alaska $2 million and this was a blatant lie. What’s more, nearly two-thirds of that amount was attributable in no small part to an ethics case Palin filed against herself.

Cynthia Tucker, Mr. Wooten’s good friend, wrote an article on Wednesday in Mr. Wooten’s papert that pointed up scrutiny goes along with the territory of politics. Ms. Tucker underscored that Palin brought her family into the limelight intentionally where it became its own mega-dysfunctional reality show that never ever quits. She is now dueling in public with her ex-son-in-law who kept a web page up after impregnating her daughter saying he intended to nail as many women as he could–nail meaning sexually in a slightly different meaning than marital love with his intended ex-fiance.

It appears as if the relationship between the love child and the father will indeed be less than ideal.

CREW has filed a complaint with DOJ, and former US Attorney Melanie Sloan has requested an inestigation as to whether Senator Ensign provided Ms. Hampton with a severance payment out of his own pocket, and then made an in-kind contribution to his campaign committee, Ensign for Senate, and his leadership PAC, Battle Born PAC. Neither committee, however, reported receiving such in-kind contributions from the senator. If he converteey PAC mone and campaign funds toward paying off his mistress, this is a clear violation of federal law in the tradition of Chicago politics morphed into Nevada politics where Mr. Ensign is practicing the art of Chicago politics as Mr. Ward phrases his activities.

Mr. Ensign, who is 51 years old got his daddy to pay nearly $100,000 to his mistress in addition to the allegedly criminally illegal conversion of campaign and PAC funds. This is in keeping with a l
longstanding Republican tradition. The Wooten Bretheren will recall Scootsie Libby, the convict used his daddy’s money and Tucker Carlson’s daddy’s money to pay all of his legal expenses.

The Republican party is certainly the “Make Room for Daddy’s Money” party.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
12:07 pm

From Ward: And mere muckracking doesn’t accrue massive legal fees, nuisance ethics investigations do.

Then why did Palin file the most expensive ethics investigation or as you call it “nuisance investigation” against herself Mr. “Ward?” Why did she very intentionally drag her entire family along not only to her convention speech but on every single campaign trip during her 2 months of Nitwit Does US?

Peter

July 10th, 2009
12:08 pm

Hey Dave….If the government doesn’t GROW jobs……then tell me …..did the defense industry loose jobs when we went to WAR ?

ZAAAA

July 10th, 2009
12:08 pm

I’m wary around pickup drivers, motorcyclists, and, especially women in those big ole SUVs. Like the Chevy Suburban Subdivision and the Ford Expedition to Antartica. You know, the ones with their own zip codes. Those women drive like angry crack addicts.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
12:10 pm

@ Mr. Ward:

Why did Palin invite several national media outlets to her remote vacation fishing village 2 days after she claimed she was disappearing from the media and dropping out of sight?

You will learn that clinical experience with an untreated borderline personality proves repeatedly that in order to bask in the limelight, the borderline will choose to attempt to be the center of attention over sex and food.

booger

July 10th, 2009
12:17 pm

JF,

The govt. can certainly create govt. jobs. These are paid by taxes collected from someone else.

All the wealth in our society is created by private companies. Government is not a money making enterprise, it is however a money taking, and redistribution enterprise. So when a govt. job or govt. financed job is created some of that money goes to private companies, and this helps the economy. This money, however, comes from taxing someone else so this hurts the economy.

AmVet

July 10th, 2009
12:20 pm

ZAAAA,

You think you’ve got problems!

Try Buford Highway around the Perimeter. Mexican ladder vans out the wazoo, little Asian ladies in suburban tanks who can barely see above the dashboard, enraged hicks in pick ‘em trucks, reckless young Latinos in tricked out Civics (???) vapid teenagers texting on the go and go-getters climbing the company ladder who don’t give a tinker’s damn about anyone.

It’s a jungle out there peeps…

david wayne osedach

July 10th, 2009
12:28 pm

If lowly North Korea could do that to our venerable computer systems just imagine what a Russia or China could do to us just before launching their missles. Think about it.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 10th, 2009
12:30 pm

Fact Check for Uncle Booger who always opens his mouth before having a meeting with the facts:

The first stimulus package could not have passed at the time without 3 lifelong Republicans backing it in conference committee after 2 days of theatrical negotiations and voting for it. They be Spector, Collins, and Snowe, and the President made a point to call them and thank them for their patriotism. Spector later switched to the superficial name of Democrat, while continuing to vote as a Republican in order to save his political life in his upcoming election (if it works).

It is characteristically hypocritical that as Republicans cry about the economy they wrecked, and lament that it isn’t fixed in 6 months, they never ever open their mouths about the 4 trillion and counting being wasted in Iraq, and the $1.5 billion draft dodger Chambliss has tried to waste and will fail on the obsolete F22 now replaced by the same company with the F-35. If McCain can’t kill it, Obama will veto Chambliss’s amendment. And in fact the Obama administration and Congress from both parties up for re-election has until 2010 to demonstrate they are improving the economy train wreck made largely by Gramm, Gingrich, Greenspan, and a Republican controlled Congress for many years.

booger

July 10th, 2009
12:38 pm

Palin in 2012,

I responded to retiredds who said BUSH passed the first stimulus package. I did not say no republican voted for it. Maybe you could try reading a comment before responding to it. The first stimulus package was created, sold, passed and signed by OBAMA. Want to do a fact check on that?

catlady

July 10th, 2009
12:51 pm

So I am reading the blog and I come across what I typed, apparently copied by someone called ZAAAA. And I am getting aggravated, because those were my thoughts. And then I look, and apparently the cat jumping up on the computer changed my name to ZAAAA. Only on a Friday.

When you think back, how many intelligent (basic, raw ability) presidents have we had in the last 50 years or so? At best 3, plus a few of average intelligence. The rest, and many of their vps, were dumb. That’s right, pretty stupid. So maybe intelligence in the Executive Branch is overrated.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
1:00 pm

Idiot Judd Gregg who has zero medical training or ability to interpret the medical literature has falsely quoted stats insisting that the US has a 92% survival from breast cancer–meaningless because morbidity and mortality figures for any cancer are considerably more complex and depend on a gamut of factors, including age, tissue type, stage of the disease and extent and location of metastases.n

UK breast ceancer statistics have zero to do with their delivery system, and as Jane Hamsher underscored, Cuba had the best stats via Gregg’s flawed analysis.

The 3 largest insurance companies were responsible for greater than 20,000 recissions in the past 5 years. Recission is an arcane word that means the companies booted sick patients from their plans, and in none of these case was falsifying a pre-condition a reason for the booting.

There are a wide variety of proposals in Senate Finance being argued right now and discussed all over the media and blogs including NYT including taxes on people earning over 250 grand, a tax on the upper echelon of health insured, and a tax on insurance companies who have been caught in multiple states using fraudulent data bases that cheated physicians and their patients out of billions and forced to begin reimbursing this stolen money. Cuomo in New York has been a leader in clawing this money back, but the clawing is happening in several other states. These proposals have a high likelihood of becoming law.

Current cost is about 2.5 trillion a year, and the cost of a public plan is abou[t a trillion over a ten year period. The Iraq fiasco is pushing 4 trillion and counting as the Iraq security forces remain totally incompetent, and the Kurds are moving to control oil under their initiative with the backing of a formidiable force and the Turks theatening to battle over control of Kirkuk. The Bush inasion and occupation in Iraq has been a total financial failure and wasted nearly 5000 American lives and several hundred thousand and possibly millions of Iraqi lives. Currently approximately 3.5 million Iraqi widows and children are homeless, displaced, and cannot work in other Arab countries. The US has turned their backs on these broken families. Wooten and his mousketeers think this is all way cool.

You don’t read any impassioned articles about the breaking of nuclear families in Iraq from Jim Wooten. He has blinders on when it comes to these 3 million and rising homeless women and children who have lost the father. You don’t hear a scintilla about the hemorhhaging 4 trillion in Iraq that we know about from Wooten.

One proposal that is sure to cripple the system is to reduce medicare payments to physiciansi being promoted by the Budget Director, Orsag who has never treated a patient nor undergone a day of medical training. In every state including this one, medicare and medicaid participation is sharply reducing because many physicians cannot afford to participatey, particularly primary care physicians who are paid for their time in solving multiple complex problems brought on by several chronic diseases in one patient, rather than for specialized procedures performed with hardware and software equipment.

catlady/ZAAA

July 10th, 2009
1:00 pm

Am Vet, I live in the mountains. We have to deal with good ole boys in pickups where the back gate has rusted off and they try to secure everything with bungee cords (plus they spit tobaccy out the window), Floridiots who stomp on the brakes at every curve, straightaway, uphill, downhill, or antique shop, teenagers on their 3rd or 4th car (all others totaled before they were 17), the elderly (especially Floridiots), Guatemalans who cannot see over the dash of their vans and the heads of their 8-10 unrestrained children, and women who think they’ve got culture because they paid $5 for a coffee at the new Starbucks as they careen around in their SUVs. Not to mention deer, bears, possoms, raccoons, and some of the biggest darned groundhogs you can imagine. It’s like a pinball machine on acid.

Says Tzu

July 10th, 2009
1:10 pm

Well the leg humping libDim troglodytes are at it as usual with Palin Derangement Syndrome. Maybe you knuckle dragging droolers on the crack pot left need to pay more attention to what is going on with your fellow libDim crackpots running this nation right into the ground: outlandish corporate punishment via taxes via Cap & Trade, under the guise of stopping supposed man-made global warming – and if the temps rise more than 2 degrees C, YOU pay; taking over corporations and taking one big massive dump on the investors and turning the company over to a union; Nannystatism; another “stimulus” bill that will get ramrodded through with nobody even reading it. Where does this express train to hell stop? Certainly not at Nannycare run by government incompetence (and yes, for you short bus riding Obamabots, the military is competent as a government entity – mindless children).

The majority of Americans with a health care plan (for you short bus riding Obamabots, that’s about 86% of us) overwhelmingly say they are happy with their current health care. Now that’s news you won’t be seeing DNCNN and other lib media offering. But FoxNews does, and this is yet another example of why FoxNews rips all the other so-called non-biased () main stream media in ratings. Who wants constant opinions of libDims? We already know the mind (if you want to call it that) of a libDim is arrogant, never happy, always demeaning, and most importantly, emotion-driven. They think they know everything, but in reality they don’t know their asses from a hole in the ground – where their heads are.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1395928

And even more eye popping number is the amount of UN-insured Americans who are actually getting some sort of health care and actually please with it: 70%! And for the real bread winner against libDim government incompetence taking over our health care industry is the fact that our UN-insured people are on par with Canada’s INSURED people (and for you short bus riding Obamabots, Canada has socialized/government-run “free” health care for all). Again, just something you won’t see on PMSNBC, DNCNN, ABC, CB.S., NBC, NPR, the New York Slimes, the LA Times, and especially the Atlanta Urinal Constipation.

Then we have the finding that “stimulus” money is being directed to districts that heavily favored The Teleprompter In Chief. Not surprising what the ding bat fascist neo-marxist left wing moonbats are showing. Enjoy your Friday.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
1:13 pm

The word is spelled rescission with an “s”, (of insurance coverage, and it remains an arcane word for “cut” or “kicked out” or “bootey d–and was responsible for a large number of cases of morbidity and mortality of patients, high costs for small businesses and rate increases by a factor of greater than 2.5 in many plans, and profilts of billions for insurance companies.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
1:16 pm

As long as the ditz braind Says Tzus, aka Antdy, aka 1984 populate the pubtards, we can continu.e to stomp you in every election and decision made by Congress fortunately for Americans and other countries as well.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
1:17 pm

Palin and Says Tzu in 2012. LOL to the 64th power.

JF McNamara

July 10th, 2009
1:24 pm

Booger,

That actually sounds reasonable, but you lost me at “This money, however, comes from taxing someone else so this hurts the economy.”

What you are implying is that the government destroys value and that an individual makes more efficient use of the money. I’d have to fundamentally disagree with that because many of the services are efficiently run with no profit margin. For example, medical care at a municipal hospital is cheaper than a profit center hospital because profit center hospitals demand a 40% margin. This advantage is felt in all government services and the implementation of 40% margin in these areas would make our lives more expensive.

Also, you’re assuming that the government doesn’t create value. Doesn’t building roads and delivering mail help commerce? Laying rail improved our industrial capacity greatly and I don’t think anyone would argue it didn’t.

The government provides a lot of measurable value as well as unmeasurable value by “redistributing wealth” to maintain the stability of our society. IE, no one is desperate, so I can drive my Benz without fear of being robbed or knowing there is a low probability my home will be robbed. People take that for granted, but it’s one of the best things our government does for us.

I already know the argument that government is inefficient, but so is a fortune 500 country. It’s just a lot more government oversight. They actually do a pretty good job considering. Either way, at least your comment made me think, and I’ll probably research the notion more.

Chris Broe

July 10th, 2009
1:37 pm

Paris Hilton appeared in court today to give her side of the CIA purposefully misleading congress story.

JF McNamara

July 10th, 2009
1:37 pm

Oh yeah…responding to 12:17

getalife

July 10th, 2009
1:37 pm

Well, she is like Jim.

A quitter.

Obama in a landslide.

simple

July 10th, 2009
1:38 pm

Yes Sara! Run! And keep on running… don’t turn around just keep running till we can no longer see you, Bristol, Levi, Todd and the rest of your Appalachian-esque clan.

Jackie

July 10th, 2009
1:38 pm

The government DOES create private sector jobs.
When there are requests for bids on any product needed by the government – food, airplanes, tanks, ammunition, clothes, administrative, etc., etc. – the government does not produce those products.

Chris Broe

July 10th, 2009
2:06 pm

Pickup trucks R prejudice. Wooten drives a pickup truck. He crossed the middle long ago and sideswiped the impending bipartisanship national sense of equality that the country craves, and then he laughed about it.

@@

July 10th, 2009
2:22 pm

Can’t recall, Jim, but how long was it that the “informed” voters in DeKalb allowed themselves to be held hostage by the likes of Cynthia McKinney? That woman was and still is an idiot.

I’ve seen the bumper sticker that says “My other car is a motorcycle”. Sounds like they’ll be sporting one that says “My ‘pick-up’s’ on a pick-up’”. It’s that dang blind spot in the side view.

Make that The stimulus creates waste thru government workers.

“They’re taking the position that there’s no confession, so it didn’t happen,” a state official told the state school board.

So the burden of proof falls on the child albeit too late? Disgusting!

A big AMEN! to Kyle Wingfield

Real health change is ‘fire’ power

catlady/ZAAA

July 10th, 2009
2:25 pm

smple: Please don’t say bad things about the mountain folks! They have their problems but at least they don’t speak with that annoying, whiny nasal voice like Sarah does!

Chris Broe

July 10th, 2009
2:26 pm

McKinney was right about Cheney and Bush and their CIA-shielded lie to the American People about the implications of 911. Victory is being declared in Iraq again by the Right.

What is the mission of US troops in Iraq as of 7/10/09? This is a soft ball, but watch @@ choke on it.

booger

July 10th, 2009
2:28 pm

JF,

I did not say the govt. was not necessary, or that they didn’t create value. I said they do not create wealth. They take money from some to pay for all the things they do, many of which I agree are necessary. Obviously we need roads, bridges, etc. but you can’t deny that the govt. pays for these things with wealth created by someone else.

As with everything govt. is necessary in the correct doses. Too much is harmful, a lesson Europe has learned. The are backpeddling as fast as they can now.

RAW44

July 10th, 2009
2:30 pm

Biden isn’t authorized to speak for the administration? Are you kidding? Cheney led the Bush administration for eight years. Was he out of line too? Oh, sorry, he was a right winger so it was OK.

retiredds

July 10th, 2009
2:43 pm

Booger, thanks for the correction. But in my book the TARP, not to split hairs, can also be considered a stimulus as it was intended to get banks lending again which would, in their view, begin a turnaround of the economy. So while my semantics might be off, I don’t think the general purpose of the TARP $ was not stimulus related. Other forms of stimulus are also being employed: Federal Reserve monetary policy, reduction of the Discount Rate to near zero, tax policy ($8,000 home credit for new buyers), etc. But with any stimulus there is an old adage: you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make the horse drink. So too with lending and borrowing.

Chris Broe

July 10th, 2009
2:46 pm

The AJC just reported that another baby was born in a Waffle House in Cobb Country. Witnesses say that the baby was delivered by the cook. The baby was immediately covered, mothered, and burped.

deegee

July 10th, 2009
2:49 pm

Sorry booger, The cost was about $150 billion and it was only a finger in the dyke that would ultimately break wide open.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2008

Bush: Economy Needs $145B Shot In The Arm

President Urges Tax Relief, Other Incentives To Fend Off Possible Recession

Detail’s of Bush’s Economic Stimulus and Tax Rebate Plan

Friday January 25, 2008

President Bush and House legislators have agreed on the basic policy objectives for boosting the US economy in the hopes of warding off a recession.

Bush hopes that the plan will provide an “effective, robust, and temporary set of incentives that will boost our economy and encourage job creation.”

deegee

July 10th, 2009
2:52 pm

Today’s edition of “What’s in a Name?”

“Cheerleader Chelsea Steele Arrested for Theft.”

Barry

July 10th, 2009
2:53 pm

THAT’S a good one Mr. Broe.

JF McNamara

July 10th, 2009
2:53 pm

Booger,

I think it’s a framing issue that is the confusion. You should think of government as a business. When you pay taxes, you are paying for service. It is not a donation.

What is that service? The Military, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Postal Service, Roads, Brides, Museums, etc..

What are the operating expenses? Congress, the supreme court, DMV servers, the President, metal to mint coins, etc…

It may appear to be a poorly run business due to the deficit spending, but we knew we would deficit spend when we went to war with Iraq. That’s why it was such a big deal when Bush said the war would pay for itself, because we didn’t want to finance the boondoggle. We are getting service for the money. Whether it’s worth it or not is very debatable.

Creating value is creating wealth. The value you create is profit for either government or private sector. I buy steel. I use that steel to connect train stations. The money made by rail transport and passenger ticket sales is value whether I or the shipper makes it. One way or the other, that is the government creating wealth.

Barry

July 10th, 2009
2:54 pm

JF – I don’t want MY taxes paying for anyone’s “brides”. Just sayin’….

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
2:57 pm

Government creates an enormous amount of private sector jobs. Ever heard of a place called Iraq or Afghanistan?

According to new statistics released by the Pentagon, with Barack Obama as commander in chief, there has been a 23% increase in the number of “Private Security Contractors” working for the Department of Defense in Iraq in the second quarter of 2009 and a 29% increase in Afghanistan, which “correlates to the build up of forces” in the country. In Iraq, the Pentagon attributes the increase to better accounting. But, these numbers relate explicitly to DoD security contractors. Companies like Blackwater and its successor Triple Canopy work on State Department contracts and it is unclear if these contractors are included in the over-all statistics. This means, the number of individual “security” contractors could be quite higher, as could the scope of their expansion.

Overall, contractors (armed and unarmed) now make up approximately 50% of the “total force in Centcom AOR [Area of Responsibility].” This means there are a whopping 242,657 contractors working on these two US wars. These statistics come from two reports just released by Gary J. Motsek, the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Program Support): “Contractor Support of U.S. Operations in USCENTCOM AOR, IRAQ, and Afghanistan and “Operational Contract Support, ‘State of the Union.’”

Chris Broe

July 10th, 2009
2:58 pm

Obama visited the Pope today. The pope spoke and apologized for the nazi thing, the holocaust, the sex cover ups, and of course, the Singing Nun.

Northern Songs, LTD

July 10th, 2009
3:02 pm

Give it up for Chris Broe!! He’ll be here all week. Enjoy the veal.

booger

July 10th, 2009
3:09 pm

JF,

I see your point but there is one big difference in the govt. as a business, and private business.

In private business I get to choose what I want to buy, and I know the price. With govt. they choose what I will buy, and take from me pretty much what ever they choose.

Northern Songs, LTD

July 10th, 2009
3:14 pm

Chris: They need you over at Bookman’s. WAY too many taking themselves WAY too seriously.

Californication

July 10th, 2009
3:16 pm

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP,
Do you believe that the dimacrats are any different than the republicans? I need some of the stuff you are smoking.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 10th, 2009
3:20 pm

What’s become of the proofreading in the new Right Wing
Cox Suits Board AJC? Wooten wrote a column that “Sarah has become the Conservatives Opera” and they spelled it Oprah. Did little miss pout into stream of consicousness ramble incoherently about the cost to Alaskans of ethics complaints including the most expensive that she filed herself um against um herself? If ole Sarah be worried ’bout money she’s about to cost a multimillion special session of the Alaska legislature with her stuborn stupidity. Cause ah gots news for you uns–the ole AJC Right Wing sure do be selective as to which AP articles it imports. Here’s one from today’s Anchorage Daily News:

Special session may be needed to override energy veto
ENERGY MONEY: Federal officials say they don’t want to wait until January.

By DAN JOLING
The Associated Press

(07/09/09 16:51:33)
Alaska lawmakers may be forced into a special session if they want to override Gov. Sarah Palin’s veto of federal energy conservation money.

U.S. Department of Energy officials said this week they’re unwilling to wait until the regular legislative session in January to see if lawmakers will override Palin’s veto and apply for $28.56 million in State Energy Program money.

That means legislators would have to gather in a special session for a showdown on the money, which can be used to improve the energy efficiency of Alaska homes or public buildings, promote sound weatherization construction, or for a variety of other energy projects.

Palin initially said she would not accept about one-third of the $930 million Alaska was eligible for under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, citing “strings” that could bind the state to federal mandates and increase the size of government.

Legislators found few strings and passed a bill accepting all federal money. Palin accepted all the stimulus funds except for $28.56 million in energy cost relief.

As critics accused her of trying to bolster her credentials as a conservative budget hawk, Palin said she rejected the stimulus money because it came with a requirement to adopt building codes.

“There isn’t a lot of support for the federal government to coerce Alaska communities to adopt building codes,” she said in a statement announcing the veto in May.

Larry Persily, an aide to Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, co-chairman of the Finance Committee, was the Legislature’s point man for the economic stimulus money. He questioned Palin’s interpretation of the requirements for accepting the money.

“The Department of Energy wants states to certify that they’re going to try to spread the gospel of energy efficiency and energy efficiency standards,” he said. “There is no requirement that the state has to impose standards on communities or force communities to adopt standards. They’re looking for a pledge, a commitment to promote energy efficiency. That’s it.”

Alaska has the highest energy costs in the nation and already promotes energy efficiency, he said.

“I guess most legislators don’t see the harm in signing a piece of paper saying we’re going to keep doing it,” Persily said.

Energy Department officials said Wednesday that they will not wait until January to receive Alaska’s application for the $28.56 million, Persily said.

Still to be resolved is what the executive branch will do with the money if lawmakers override the veto.

State Energy Program money, at far lower funding levels, historically has been divided evenly between the Alaska Housing Finance Corp., which manages programs designed to improve the quality of Alaska housing, and the Alaska Energy Authority, which has the mission of lowering the cost of energy to Alaskans.

A veto override is just one reason for a special session. Lawmakers received a legal opinion Wednesday that a new lieutenant governor cannot take office without their approval.

Palin last week announced she will step down July 26 and hand the reins of government to current Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell.

Alaska lawmakers may be forced into a special session if they want to override Gov. Sarah Palin’s veto of federal energy conservation money..

party pooper

July 10th, 2009
3:23 pm

peter,how old are you?…..twelve?

JF McNamara

July 10th, 2009
3:29 pm

“In private business I get to choose what I want to buy, and I know the price. With govt. they choose what I will buy, and take from me pretty much what ever they choose.”

Actually, you do get to chose what is bought and complain about taxation through your elected representative and Senator. That’s the American way, and, as bad as it seems to be working to us, the best way in the world given what we’re seeing in other parts of the world.

If you want to know the price, there’s a number of places to find it (especially now that Iraq is included under Obama). I like the budget web site.

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/fy10/browse.html#spreadsheets

Rockerbabe

July 10th, 2009
3:34 pm

“It is, however, an instance of regulators using the bail-out to meddle in management’s business.”

Well, given the incompetence that recent past management decisions have been on display and all the workers who have lost their jobs because of that incompetence, not to mention the lost value of stocks and bonds in recent memory, then just maybe, the OWNERS of the company should oversee the decisions of their managers. Just because one calls oneself a manager or an executive, doesn’t mean that person exercises good judgement. Especially when it comes to doing the nasty things one does to get a hefty bonsas. The more oversight, the better. The boys, and it is mostly boys, do not know how to play nice or responsibily, so the empires need to be there to supervise; it seems their is no honor among these thieves.

Rebecca

July 10th, 2009
3:44 pm

Being from Nevada where prostitution in brothels is legal, I will say it generates an awful lot of money for the state. Not as much as the casinos do but since only casinos, brothels and mining pay state business taxes, and we pay no individual state income tax, well, you get the idea…

booger

July 10th, 2009
3:49 pm

JF,

I have never said there should be no government. The amount is whats at issue. If you choose to think we can increase the wealth of our country by having more govt. jobs, then so be it. I happen to understand that unless you actually fully socialize a country, and have the govt. involved in profit making enterprises. They must get their money ultimately from those who do work for a profit. This does not mean the government can’t through its actions add value to the private world, but they cannot create wealth for themselves unless they earn a profit. Until they do they must rely on private industry to generate wealth. Even if they hire private contractors, they are paid with tax money. Some of this is spent in the private world which creates profits which can then be taxed. If the govt. tries to tax too much, private industry dries up. All a matter of degree.

Michael H. Smith

July 10th, 2009
3:50 pm

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 9th, 2009
9:34 pm

Very badly and now under Obumer, his 32 Czars and the Dunkies it is getting exponentially obscenely obese.

Peter

July 10th, 2009
4:03 pm

Gee party pooper …….. we are as old as we feel…….. I still think it would be a close debate with Palin, Micky, and Goofy !

She says things like see Russia from the shore, gives her international experience !

Gosh what would Goofy say about that ?

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 10th, 2009
4:15 pm

THE REDNECKS CALL CYNTHIA MCKINNEY CRAZY BECAUSE SHE CALLED BUSH AND CHENEY OUT ON THEIR LIES ABOUT IRAQ AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION,AND THE FACT THAT THE HIJACKERS WERE FROM SAUDI ARABIA NOT IRAQ REMEMBER THE 18 OR 19 ARABS FROM SAUDI ARABIA,AND OSAMA BIN LADEN IS IN AFGHANISTAN,AND SHE CALLED BUSH AND CHEHEY OUT FOR LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT IRAQ COMMITTED 9-11,BUT YOU REDNECKS STILL HAVE`NT FOUND THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION THAT BUSH CLAIMED SADDAM HAD,AND NOW THE PALISTINIANS DONT HAVE FOOD WATER OR MEDICAL SUPPLIES,SHE IS TRYING TO GET THEM AID,AND JIMBO CALLS IT TROUBLE MAKING,SAME THING REDNECKS LIKE YOU SAID ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING,GHANDI AND KENNEDY!

JF McNamara

July 10th, 2009
4:31 pm

Booger,

I think we’re arguing the same point now. I understand that you want reasonable government, and I’m in the boat with you.

If your entire action is to create government jobs to spur the economy, then you’re right. You’ll just need more tax dollars to do it. My objection was when you said “This money, however, comes from taxing someone else so this hurts the economy.”

My assertion was that the government reinvests the money and adds value/creates wealth with tax dollars. They don’t necessarily hurt the economy. If you fund a military program, you create jobs right then. After the program is developed, the company sells the weapons to the United States and foreign countries. Did the inital tax money used to do this help or hurt the economy? Though there is no way to really know how else it would’ve been invested, It very likely helped.

My whole point was that the assumption that the money taken as tax does not necessarily hurt the economy. Otherwise, I’m completely on board with you.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 10th, 2009
4:57 pm

@ Mr. Smith Smith–

Would that obesity cause a profuse hemorrhage of money to the tune of 4 trillion bucks and growing plus the cause of the government employing 250,000 private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Would lard butt Saxby Chambliss who is futilely trying to spend our money on a $1.5 billion F22 already replaced by the Lockheed F-35 be part of that adipose tissue that’s hemorhhaging money and putting the patient into hypovolemic economic shock?

You pubbys look the other way when it comes to hemorrhaging trillions in Iraq don’t ya? Iraq has never been worse. It has settled no significant political questions and its army and security is a farce.

We pulled back from 130,000 troops to um 130,000 troops. Ain’t nobody come home.

Self-Destructing Wingnuts Love Palin

July 10th, 2009
5:03 pm

I tickles me how many of you lunatic fringe right wing nutjobs would support Sarah Palin in her quest for American leadership. Although the Republicans are short-handed when it comes to potential viable candidates for the 2012 election, you would think that any intelligent human being would see Palin for what she is: a demagoguing mouthpiece and nothing more. Sure, she’s pleasant on the eyes, and yes, she takes on a pitbull’s attitude when it comes to attacking others, but substantively, she is an embarrassment to the party. Folks, you can do better. I may not be a conservative, nor am I a Republican…but I’m also not a liberal or a Democrat. I’m an American who chooses candidates according to their statesmanship and leadership qualities, and the views that they espouse in the key areas of their future governance. Sarah Palin will regurgitate others’ words, but she will never have an original political thought in her life. If you want a fighting chance in 2012, try to find someone in your legions who walks the walk and talks the talk. And forget about Little Miss Palin.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 10th, 2009
5:25 pm

USA Today reported this week that “counties that supported Obama last year have reaped twice as much money per person from the administration’s $787 billion economic stimulus package as those that voted for his Republican rival, Sen. John McCain.”

ABC News reported this week that the failed stimulus tracking website run by the White House, Recovery.gov, will get an additional $18 million, taxpayer-funded injection to support a “redesign.” The Washington Examiner’s David Freddoso points out that the contract was awarded to a Maryland firm whose donors have contributed $19,000 to Maryland’s House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

The Washington Times reported this week that “as much as $16.1 million from the stimulus program is going to save the San Francisco Bay area habitat of, among other things, the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse” in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s backyard.

booger

July 10th, 2009
5:27 pm

The only real difference is who will do a better job for the entire economy. I contend that because the govt. is run by politicians, their spending is politically motivated. Chambliss is a point in case. I know him to be fairly conservative, however he supports the F-22. Since the military says they don’t need them, this is purely political. I can give many democratic examples, but I use Saxby to promote detante in our conversation.

Business on the other hand rarely has an agenda other than improving their business. They certainly do not spend money for a ploitical agenda.

A small example. My brother-in-law has a small business. He has survived well during the recession, and still retains 14 of the 18 employees he had two years ago. Currently he is turning down new business because he is afraid to hire anyone new. He pays very good salaries, has medical insurance, and a matching 401-k for his employees. However since he knows that because of the accounting rules small businesses must follow, he has a tax increase coming. He doesn’t know how much, but he is in the 5% who will get hit. He also knows he may have to increase spending on medical as the health care bill develops, and cap-and trade could hurt him as well. Given this uncertainty his accountant and him have chosen to stay at their same level until someone takes the leadership reins and tells them what is going to happen.

This is only 4 jobs on hold but multiply that by thousands of small businesses and it is significant.

Jackie

July 10th, 2009
5:35 pm

All of those supporters of Dubya whom consider themselves “patriotic” should be aware of the news reports indicating that secret programs run by Dubya were much more extensive than previously believed. It was reported by 5 Inspector Generals that spying on individual Americans was only part of the major programs Dubya had authorized. Report went on to indicate those programs are just being uncovered today and many were not supported by the CIA, FBI and NSA.

Why does Obama continue to keep the DOJ off these criminals?

BigMike

July 10th, 2009
5:40 pm

You people must be drinking ripple when looking at Sarah Palin ! She is o.k on the eye, but so is the cashier at Wal-Mart. Everybody knows that know one in the G.O.P. likes Obama, and we all know it isn;t just his presidential skills. We’ve taken a man whom has had the presidentual position 7 months, and put more pressure on him than ANY other in history, and thrown him under a Bus. Saying Sarah Palin is the answer is abosolutely the worst decision that could ever be. Men in the G.O.P. have completely went soft (as witnessed by this article and number of affairs being blown open) and no longer are you standing up, merely just going along. I urge you to rethink this Palin situation, choose carefully whom you bring forward to be your next leader, get rid of Michael Steele, (slavery is dead) and stop letting Rush Limbaughless run your show (who made him the mouthpiece for the G.O.P. anyway) and get someone with effective thinking ! Wether it’s Obama, Biden, or Hillary Clinton in 2012, Palin has a mountain to climb, and as we all know at anytime she could quit and become ol’e Hockey Mom again.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 10th, 2009
5:44 pm

booger, your bother-in-law should hire temp workers through an agency. There are plenty of good, hardworking, skilled folks who would love a temp, or temp to perm job. You just need a good agency.

Apollo Staffing!!!

BigMike

July 10th, 2009
5:48 pm

Self Destructing Wingnut Loves Palin, nice blog, you make anyone with a “BRAIN’ proud to be an AMERICAN. Keep up the good blogging !

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
6:14 pm

Jackie–

Obama’s DOJ is a right wintgnut DOJ with a much worse civil rights record than Bush DOJ. It is being run not by OLC, but by Rahm Emanuel and Greg Craig’s White House Counsel attorneys–and they placating the worthless Blue Dog Dems. Every brief filed has invoked state secrets to crush any revelaton of torture, wire tapping, or

Harry Reid is a moron who is afraid to put Dawn Johnsen up for a vote after 6 months.

The Dems are often spineless. Health Care if flounderig right now. The pubs are worthless and need to be trampled out of the way and kicked to the curb. They are not going to cooperate and they have no solutions whatsoever. They want a moron to be President who is a very sick Borderline personality and they are the party of 24X7 stupid. The more stupid an individual is, the better the pubtards love ‘em.

I’d like to thank 51 year old tough guy Ensign for allowing the world to Meet the Parents–mommy and daddy who are goin’ to the playground to pay the mistress off. Hopefully they’ll visit their little boy in jail if he’s caught using campaign money to finance his nookie.

Neal

July 10th, 2009
6:21 pm

Booger doesn’t have a brother-in-law with a small business. Booger reads Nealz Nuze and listens to my show every day.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
6:46 pm

So if Sarah Stream of Consciousness (ah lies ’cause that’s what narcissitic personality disorders always do) whose face is developing wrinkles faster than prunes in a dryer looked like Susan Boyle or Kaye Baily Hutcheson, Olympia Snowe, or Susan Collins then Mr. Impulsive loose cannon might not have chosen the ditz brain is that it?

Why not go out and get one of them neked dancers in one of them Hotlanta saloons who are more articulate and better able to grasp the issues and govern?

Ah does likes the way Palin who is Alaska money conscious

1) filed the most expensive ethics complaint against herself for the vendetta she ran against her brother-in-law–family fueds must be a Palin specialty.

2) Is refusing $28.6 million in stimulus money forcing a special legislative session that will cost Alaska additional millions.

If Ensign’s mommy and daddy gave money to his nookie out of generosity and that money was near 100 grand, how does that square with the federal code section requiring taxes to be paid on gifts above 12 grand. Jist wondrin’ all you federal code afficianados.

Also clown of the week Dr. Tom Coburn, an obgyn citing a privilege with his roomie Ensign because Dr. Coburn claims to have functioned as a self-ordained “deacon.” That’ll fly well in federal court.

We have a lot of gong. shows going on at once from the Republican party. At least Coburn hasn’t tried to induce labor in the 51 year old child Ensign yet.

Gimme that Stream of Consciousness to Nowhere and the party who wants to run a severely mentally ill woman who pushed the bridge to nowhere, who touts the pipeline of non-existence.

And some of you sophisticated Twitter tweeters twitterdeck afficianados, is that dangling ampersand on mah girl Sarah’s twitters her symbol for “also” one of her favorite dangling conjunctions? She’s from the Professor Irwin Corey school of grammar right, and that dangling ampersand & is her counterpart to Corey’s “furthermore” you betcha goshdarnit right? And also &!

booger

July 10th, 2009
6:48 pm

Neal,

Yep Neal, I do have a brother-in-law with a small business. I saw him this past weekend, and he said he is staying in a holding pattern until he knows how all the changes being bantered around are going to affect him. He will maintain, he hopes, enough business to keep his core group of employees, but he will not attempt to grow.

When you are in an 8% profit margin environment, it is hard to bid on business which will still be active after all the changes are made.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
7:46 pm

Joe Gillis: You’re Sarah Palin. You were almost Vice-President. You used to be big.
Sarah Palin: I am big. It’s Alaska that got small.

Portriat of a textbook sick, untreated Borderline Personality from Billiant at Breakfast:

Here’s the tragedy of Sarah Palin: If she weren’t a mean-spirited right-wing Christofascist narcissistic nutball, she COULD have been the kind of feminist around which women could rally. But alas, she is only an aging beauty queen, a Mean Grrrl who in politics has found a way to extend her reign as Prettiest Girl in High School to use people (or states) and then throw them away when they stop feeding her massive ego — or the gaping hole in her soul which no amount of attention will fill.

Jessica

July 10th, 2009
8:05 pm

Why is it always the people who make amusing spelling errors like “Tobaccaso” and who can’t form complete sentences that adore Sarah Palin so loudly?

deegee

July 10th, 2009
8:11 pm

Booger, if your brother in law is doing well in a bad business environment then he can’t be so stupid as to turn down new business right now. I know businessmen that are closing small deals that they never would have spent their time and effort on a couple of years ago. Sell that political propaganda someplace else. I ain’t buying it.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
8:13 pm

These results show that Obama was able to use his campaign to reassure voters about his qualifications for office, but they also show how deep a perceived hole Palin is now in. When Obama began his campaign in early 2007, only a third of voters (32%) considered him “not very” or “not at all qualified” to be president. Compare that to the 55% who say Palin is not “fit” for the presidency now or to the 52% to 59% who said she was not “prepared” or not “qualified” last October.

booger

July 10th, 2009
8:46 pm

deegee,

Sorry about your friends, but everything i said is true. If you ain’t buyin, I really don’t care.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
9:55 pm

Republican Governor Candidate New Jersey to Queen Esther Twitter: Don’t Get Near My Campaign

Rick Perry Texas–”Ah wants you as mah Vice Presoodunt after we succeeds from the country.”

Kay Baily Hutcheson “Keep your arrogant, ignorant butt away from my campaign for Texas Governor.”

Presidential Activity of Queen Esther Twitter Ampersand and also…Mud Wrestlin’ with Levi Johnston the father of her grandchild

Cyberfarer

July 10th, 2009
10:07 pm

Another conservative imbecile in a pick-up … who would have guessed?

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
7:34 am

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 10th, 2009
4:57 pm

Diversions are failing you. Obumer’s government spending by far exceeds that of Bush and the Republicans. Osamer continues the Bush legacy in Iraq – we are still there by the way and will be for many years to come and in that other place Osamer supported Bush, then and presently: Walk his way, talk his way the tune is so familiar. Now talk about the $8 trillion or so Obumer and your Dunkeys are pissing down the socialists rat-hole, foreign and domestic. Another round of AIG bonuses are on tap for we taxpayers, want to talk about Robert Rubin and protege Larry Summers during the closing Clinton years? How about John Conyers who blocks an investigation of ACORN which has legal problems in about 13 states and what of Conyers wife convicted of taking a bribe? Then turn the page to John Martha, should make for interesting conversation?

Republicans are asking “were’s” the jobs promised by the porkulus bill, the one Obumer says has no earmarks (taxpayers for common sense found about 8,500 pieces of pork) . With something like 10% or so of the money having been spent Obumer and porkers can’t point to the promised jobs created in the private sector? The nation kinda thinks we’d have at least a handful of those jobs by now after all that money spent, instead of increasing unemployment.

Osamer’s transparency seems to have vanished in a Dick Cheney haze, hard to find it beneath all that Osamer secrecy, maybe one of Obumer’s 32 Czars that only answer to him knows of were to find that magical disappearing promised Obumer government transparency?

Move along lil’ dunkey.

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
7:54 am

In the picture this section of today’s blog…

Rich nations pledge billions for food plan

Is Obumer thinking about doing lunch so soon after his breakfast meeting?

Nicolas Sarkozy, you sly dog what is that smirk on your face?

http://www.theage.com.au/world/rich-nations-pledge-billions-for-food-plan-20090710-dfzw.html

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
8:12 am

In the bulletin section of today’s blog….

Obumer: Job performance, slip sliding away.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 30% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-seven percent (37%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of –7

Trust on Issues
Voters Trust GOP More than Democrats on Eight of 10 Key Issues

Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on eight out of 10 key electoral issues, including, for the second straight month, the top issue of the economy. They’ve also narrowed the gap on the remaining two issues, the traditionally Democratic strong suits of health care and education.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Maestro, a little traveling music from Paul Simon, set in the key of dunkey please!

God only knows, God makes his plan
The information’s unavailable to the mortal man
We work our jobs, collect our pay
Believe we’re gliding down the highway
When in fact we’re slip sliding away

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
You know the nearer your destination
The more you’re slip sliding away

clyde

July 11th, 2009
8:15 am

Rich nations pledge billions for food plan.

Does this mean that some folks in the U.S. are finally going to get a decent meal?

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
8:39 am

clyde

July 11th, 2009
8:15 am

Can’t say what some folks in the U.S. will finally get. Meanwhile, Obumer seemed distracted by feeding a different “worldly hunger” of his own.

http://www.theage.com.au/world/rich-nations-pledge-billions-for-food-plan-20090710-dfzw.html

clyde

July 11th, 2009
8:48 am

A couple of interesting items this morning:

Cobb County Board of Educaton has been doing it’s voting in secret.Seems that old idea of doing the public’s business in public would cramp their style.There’s a lot more of this voting in secret going on than we realize,probably.In small towns,a few phone calls and the public’s business is decided in secret.

Mayor Ray Nagin,New Orleans,is urging all former New Orleans residents that were displaced by Hurricane Katrina to list New Orleans as their residence on the 2010 census form.This will allow New Orleans to collect more federal dollars that it wouldn’t otherwise be entitled to.Never mind that so listing a false address is illegal.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 11th, 2009
9:11 am

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
7:34 am
Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

Obumer’s government spending by far exceeds that of Bush and the Republicans. Osamer continues the Bush legacy in Iraq – we are still there by the way and will be for many years to come and in that other place Osamer supported Bush, then and presently

Let me know what you’re smokin’. The overt costs of Iraq are 4 trillion and counting; the covert costs may be double that. The public report (let alone the private one) released yesterday revealed the Bush administration lied repeatedly as to wiretapping and didn’t even attempt the dog and pony show for legal opinions from the criminal Yoo until well after the illegal fourth amendment violations from your moron Bush took place.

I suggest you get help with your poll interpretation from Nate Silver at http://www.fivethirtyeight.com because in every poll Obama’s overall polling in the high 60’s and your republican scum are hovering in the high 20’s. When the time comes for elections, there will be evidence the economy is improving, despite the pile of crap eight years of your administration’s absurd spending and chaotic governing left of the economy for us to pick up on Jan. 20, 2008, and we will crush you to dust in 2010 and 2012.

Tell me what candidates we get the pleasure of crushing in 2012. You going to run the severly mentally ill Palin? I doubt your party will allow that. Fortunately for your party, Wooten has no influence as to the candidates and the rest of his ignorant JawJaws who worship a potent amalgum of mental illness coupled with pure stupidity and love of stupidity.

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
9:45 am

Anyone else notice how the resident libtards are starting to froth at the mouth and wet themselves? (psssst: hey P2012 tardboy, there’s a yellow puddle expanding where you are reading this) Why? What are they afraid of? Perhaps do they subconsciously perceive a storm brewing on the horizon? Interesting. Meh, who cares what those libtards think.

Let’s get on with the business of getting on, since those jackals can’t address the hell their Dear Leaders are sending this nation, starting with Cap & Trade (amazing how not one of them has brought that up, no? No.).

First order of business: Race. Ohio is a Blue state. Ohio elected Obama. You always hear the libtards trash the South about racists/conservatives/rednecks/pickups and whatnot. But have you ever noticed that the vast majority of racist news over the last, uhm, dunno, 30 years or so has come out of areas OTHER than the South? Anyone remember that NYC subway vigilante shooting? Anyway, the latest case in point:

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Akron police investigate teen mob attack on family

By Phil Trexler
Beacon Journal staff writer

POSTED: 07:44 p.m. EDT, Jul 07, 2009

Akron police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation. But to Marty Marshall, his wife and two kids, it seems pretty clear.

It came after a family night of celebrating America and freedom with a fireworks show at Firestone Stadium. Marshall, his family and two friends were gathered outside a friend’s home in South Akron.

Out of nowhere, the six were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted ”This is our world” and ”This is a black world” as they confronted Marshall and his family. The Marshalls, who are white, say the crowd of teens who attacked them and two friends June 27 on Girard Street numbered close to 50. The teens were all black. ”This was almost like being a terrorist act,” Marshall said. ”And we allow this to go on in our neighborhoods?” They said it started when one teen, without any words or warning, blindsided and assaulted Marshall’s friend as he stood outside with the others. When Marshall, 39, jumped in, he found himself being attacked by the growing group of teens.

His daughter, Rachel, 15, who weighs about 90 pounds, tried to come to his rescue. The teens pushed her to the ground. His wife, Yvonne, pushed their son, Donald, 14, into bushes to keep him protected. ”My thing is,” Marshall said, ”I didn’t want this, but I was in fear for my wife, my kids and my friends. I felt I had to stay out there to protect them, because those guys were just jumping, swinging fists and everything.

”I’m lucky. They didn’t break my ribs or bruise my ribs. I thank God, they concentrated on my thick head because I do have one. They were trying to take my head off my spine, basically.”

After several minutes of punches and kicks, the attack ended and the group ran off. The Marshalls’ two adult male friends were not seriously hurt. ”I don’t think I thought at that moment when I tried to jump in,” Rachel Marshall said. ”But when I was laying on the ground, I was just scared.”

Marshall was the most seriously injured. He suffered a concussion and multiple bruises to his head and eye. He said he spent five nights in the critical care unit at Akron General Medical Center.

The construction worker said he now fears for his family’s safety, and the thousands of dollars in medical bills he faces without insurance. ”I knew I was going to get beat, but not as bad as I did,” Marshall said. ”But I did it to protect my family. I didn’t have a choice. There was no need for this. We should be all getting along. But to me, it seems to be racist.” Akron police are investigating. Right now, the case is not being classified as a racial hate crime. There were no other reports of victims assaulted by the group that night. The department’s gang unit is involved in the investigation, police said. ”We don’t know if it’s a known gang, or just a group of kids,” police Lt. Rick Edwards said. The Marshalls say they fear retaliation at home or when they go outside. They are considering arming themselves, but they’re concerned about the possible problems that come with guns. For now, they are hoping police can bring them suspects. They believe they can identify several of the attackers. ”This makes you think about your freedom,” Marshall said. ”In all reality, where is your freedom when you have this going on?”

Martin Marshall (right) recounts the attack by a group of teens on himself and his family while they were watching a Fourth of July fireworks display in Firestone Park. His daughter, Rachel Hopson, 15, (left) and wife, Yvonne Marshall, listen. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon

Akron police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation. But to Marty Marshall, his wife and two kids, it seems pretty clear.
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Interesting. So no hate crime here. I wonder, if a gang of white thugs had done that to a Black family, do you think the initial reaction would have been “not ready to call it a hate crime” here?

Lemmie know when you see Jesse & Al on this……………..

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
10:07 am

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 11th, 2009
9:11 am

Yeah, yeah. More leftists yada, yada, yada. Who knows who will run but Obumer and the socialist Democrats will be running for cover in 2010. Obumer’s spending already dwarf’s Bush spending and on privacy issues Obumer is making Bush and Cheney look like a couple of naive choir boys!

How many Czars did Bush have, how more many will Obumer have in addition to the 32 presently, more than double the amount Bush had already. Eyes and ears dear public $250 million in AIG bonuses will be determined by Obumer’s Pay Czar in the coming months.

Don’t need Nate and EVERY POLL doesn’t show Obumer’s ratings favorable as revealed by The Rasmussen Reports. Soon the mainstream news media will no longer be in the tank for Obumer as the public dissatisfaction grows and grows and grows undeniably against the crap they’ve pumped out to cover-up Obumer failures when they don’t to report what is really going on. If this msn ever dogged out Biden as they have Pailn, Shara would be considered a genius against a blathering buffoon I-can’t-get-my-two-left-feet-out-of-my-mouth, Joe Biden.

Why are the dunkeys and Obumer trying to crush an audit of the Federal Reserve by the Government Accounting Office (GAO).

More of that open Obumer hidden transparency at work?

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 11th, 2009
10:17 am

You pubtards yammer and yammer that Dems are LOL afraid of you. But you’re afraid to say who you think has an icecube in July’s chance of going anywhere in 2012. You have a bunch of dead white clowns who have exactly 8% of the vote. You have a bigotted arrogant severely mentally ill woman, who can’t yammer a sentence with a subject, predicate, noun or verb in it who is a pathological liar.e b

The candidates you have are under investigation for converting campaign and Pac money to pay off their mistress for nookie and take money from their mommy and daddy to pay off their nookie and try to sell it as a “pattern of generosity.”

The only thing the Republican party is good for is providing a hilarious reality show based on their continuing and never ending stupidity.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 11th, 2009
10:19 am

A new survey from Public Policy Polling of Minnesotans–those lucky souls now boasting a full contingent of two US senators–shows Obama beating Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty in a potential head-to-head presidential matchup, 51 percent to 40 percent. Obama beat John McCain in Minnesota last year by 10 points, carrying 45 counties.

In the same poll Obama bests soon-to-be-former Gov. Sarah Palin in a hypothetical 2012 presidential matchup by an even wider margin, 56 percent to 35 percent. The fuller poll results show that Palin receives lower net approval from Minnesota women (34 percent approving, 56 percent disapproving) than men (44 percent, 49 percent).

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
10:30 am

Yippie!

Obumer’s still has a -7 job performance rating so says The Rasmussen Reports.

Next posting: The harvest mouse.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 11th, 2009
10:41 am

Maybe stupidity in the executive branch flew our country into the crapper.

Pubtards who can’t even quote polls correctly are once again distorting the same polls before they got their asses handed to them.

I don’t see anyone here telling me what ticket they think can beat Obama in 2012. And I’d look closely at Nate Silver’s always accurate predictions about the 2010 races where your asses are being handed to you once again.

On Monday the Pubimbeciles will trot out their dog and pony show and Sotomayor will be confirmed by a resounding vote in the Senate. Goofass Sessions will yammer and sputter and he will be crushed.

booger

July 11th, 2009
10:42 am

Please run Palin…

According to the Pentagon by the end of this fiscal year the total cost of the war in Iraq will have been 694 billion dollars. Obama’s stimulus package alone has a tab of 787 billion. Lord knows where you got the $4 trillion number.

Check your facts buddy. Someone may take you seriously though I doubt it.

booger

July 11th, 2009
10:48 am

Freakenstein,

“hate crime” laws were not designed to protect whites. They were designed to punish whites.

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
10:50 am

Awe, the resident libtard blog wh0re is still yellow puddling. Poor thing. Hilarious, ain’t it? Hey get a load of the Teleprompter In Chief’s approval ratings! Just think, this is only after SIX MONTHS! But a kudos also has to go to that incompetent Nanny Pelosi as well………..

http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
10:56 am

Oh and one other thing libtards: have you bedwetters ever stopped to think that Palin may not actually have plans to run for POTUS in 2012 and be another Veep? Nah, of course you deranged mouth breathers haven’t.

Anyway, moving forward………..

You can bet your last dollar (literally) with these libtards running the show that there will be more of this to follow under their junkass Scientology of man-made Global Warming brought to you by the Cap & Trade bill. Please, watch your step from libtard self wetting…..

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US slips, China soars in Fortune company rankings
Jul 9 04:21 AM US/Eastern

The number of US companies featured in a emminent business magazine’s annual list of the world’s top 500 global companies fell to its lowest level ever, Fortune magazine has said, while more Chinese firms appeared than ever before.

Signaling the effects of the devastating financial crisis on the US economy, a non-US firm topped the list for the first time in over a decade, with Anglo-Dutch energy giant Royal Dutch Shell coming in first.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.abdd7545cd0f77da8486a4cd0b87cec2.621&show_article=1

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
11:05 am

“You have a bigotted [sic] arrogant severely mentally ill woman, who can’t yammer a sentence with a subject, predicate, noun or verb in it who is a pathological liar.e b”

Anyone else see the absolute hilarious irony in that statement by the resident bedwetting libtroll?

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
11:35 am

Got GM? Heh. Maybe I should go on ahead and buy that Camaro SS I always wanted, no? Yes. Under these jackalcrats running things, a “fast car” will be labeled as an earth killer. Oh, and I might want to go ahead and buy a new Snapper rider mower before we are all forced to use electrical push mowers powered by our own government-mandated solar panels – IF we get a sunny Saturday mind you…………..

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General Motors completed an unusually quick exit from bankruptcy protection on Friday with ambitions of making money and building cars people are eager to buy. Once the world’s largest and most powerful automaker, new GM is now leaner, cleansed of massive debt and burdensome contracts that would have sunk it without federal loans.

….. At a news conference, CEO Fritz Henderson said the revamped automaker will be faster and more responsive to customers than the old one. It will generate cash and repay billions in government loans ahead of a 2015 deadline.

….. GM, in a viability plan presented to the government, said it would break even before interest and taxes next year, and be slightly above break-even for 2011 on a pretax basis.

“Sitting here today, I don’t have any reason to disbelieve those numbers,” Henderson said, giving no details of when the company would make a net profit.

….. He said the U.S. government, which owns a majority stake in GM, has vowed that it would not get involved in day-to-day decisions.

….. GM received $19 billion to $20 billion more in federal aid on Friday, the remainder of the $50 billion it will receive, Henderson said. A large part of the money will be held in escrow.

Turning a profit will not be easy. GM has piled up losses and survives only because of government loans.

Besides the U.S. government’s 61 percent controlling interest, the United Auto Workers union gets a 17.5 percent stake of the company through its retiree health care trust, and the Canadian government will control 11.7 percent. The remaining shares went to bondholders of the old company.

….. The parts of GM not moving to the new company will become part of “old GM,” a collection of assets and liabilities that will be sold to pay creditors.

That last sentence should end with “to partially pay creditors, if there’s any money available after administrative costs.”

“Break even before interest and taxes” probably means “will lose billions.”

But let’s get to the government-provided money. Straight from the relevant page at FinancialStability.Gov, here is the list of GM-related disbursements:

* Dec. 29, 2008; Purchase of Debt Obligation — $884,024,131
* Dec. 31, 2008; Debt Obligation with Warrants and Additional Note — $13,400,000,000
* April 22, 2009; Debt Obligation with Warrants and Additional Note — $2,000,000,000
* May 20, 2009; Debt Obligation with Warrants and Additional Note — $4,000,000,000
* June 3, 2009; Debt Obligation with Warrants and Additional Note — $30,100,000,000

The list totals to $49,984,024,131.39.

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Good luck with that libtards. Maybe those highly educated Union folks who own GM now well help pull GM out of the mess.

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
11:38 am

Correction:

“Good luck with that libtards. Maybe those highly educated Union folks who own **PART** of GM now well help pull GM out of the mess.”

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
12:53 pm

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 11th, 2009
10:41 am

Dem-beciles can’t stand smart facts Rasmussen Reports. :lol:

Now, as previously promised:

The Mouse is back, DemocRATS protecting their own!

From the wicked old witch of the west, Comrade Pelosi’s mouse has snuck back into feast upon the harvest of a little over $16 million of the stimulus funds, which will go to restoring two Bay Area salt ponds where Nancy’s mice live.

Comrade Nancy is making sure American harvest mice have nice comfortable homes in the midst of this recession, while people 100 miles away have farms that are drying up because they wouldn’t use any stimulus money to turn on the pumps so California’s Central Valley would have the water it would need to grow crops this summer and fall.

Oh the EMPATHY of Obumer and his bummer Comrades in this Dem-becile controlled Congress. Killing the nation’s farmers to save Comrade Nancy’s kindred mice. With Cally-fornia’s (sic) budget woes you would think the Dem-becile Comrades would have something better do with $16 million than saving a rat’s butt.

No kidding folks, you can’t make this stuff up!

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
1:21 pm

More from the tale of two Nancy’s: John Houston RIP, Chinatown could never equal these characters.

Just in case Obumer’s Public Healthcare Plan A fails to pass in the dem-becile Congress, Obumer-Care – wouldn’t you just know it – has his Healthcare Czar ready and waiting to implement Obumer-Care the Public Plan B.

Give this Nancy a broom as well; the air Pelosi corruption got nothing on this medical industry wench.

Obama Obumer Health Czar Made Millions from Heavily Investigated Corporations

http://www.allgov.com/ViewNews/Obama_Health_Czar_Made_Millions_from_Heavily_Investigated_Corporations_90705

To think, after reading about Obumer’s healthcare Czar Nancy-Ann DeParle, Obumer has the unmitigated audacity to lecture African nations on their corruption?

No kidding folks, you can’t make this stuff up!

get out much?

July 11th, 2009
1:21 pm

Mr. Wooten, Sara is running … away.

booger

July 11th, 2009
2:03 pm

Michael H. Smith,

Isn’t it a shame that we could learn the info on your link in the mainstream media.

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
3:19 pm

“Mr. Wooten, Sara is running … away.”

And there we have the mindless libtard “debate.” Laughable. Pathetic actually…

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
3:24 pm

I’m sorry, again. Are we being just a teensie weensie wittle wruff on the libtards? They seem to have disappeared all of the sudden……

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
3:28 pm

Good news and the Atlanta Urinal Constipation is happy to report it! The Obamas are “wrapping up their trip” overseas. No word yet on selling out US nukes in the name of “peace.”

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/shared-gen/ap/National/US_Obama_Ghana.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
3:41 pm

Oh wait… said libtards have tables to tend to. My bad!

Hey tards: where’s Shrillary???!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/09/unlike-predecessors-clinton-left-presidential-foreign-travel/?test=latestnews

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
3:56 pm

…not that there’s anything wrong with waiting tables…. been there and done that at $2.25/hr (of course that’s where Tard land kicks in with liberalism). FORCE A COMPANY TO PAY UPand then soil yourselves about no jobs.

Buy Swiss: they are telling the O-Team Administration where to stick it on overseas accounts – and rightfully so. Fascists. I’d highly recommend getting your money out of this nation under these socialist neo-Marxists faster than a fat kid at a pizza convention.

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
4:56 pm

booger

July 11th, 2009
2:03 pm

Yeah, if you looked real hard maybe. Let’s see how much time the MSN devotes to going after the connections between Obumer, ACORN and SEIU?

BOOGA, BOOGA!

Obama’s Organized Crime Syndicate: ACORN, CCI, SEIU, TARP, GE, Cap and Trade?

http://www.newstin.com/rel/us/en-010-014897031

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
5:00 pm

Obama’s Organized Crime Syndicate: ACORN, CCI, SEIU, TARP, GE, Cap and Trade?

http://www.newstin.com/rel/us/en-010-014897031

Where is the MSN on this?

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 11th, 2009
5:04 pm

The Pentagon has been lying and only a moron does not know that the cost of the Iraq war is pushing 4 trillion and my facts have been checked.

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
5:09 pm

Where is the MSN?

In the TANK!

Here’s the MSN ditty and it goes like this
Walk his way, talk his way,
Walk his way, talk his way,
now give Obumer a little kiss.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 11th, 2009
5:11 pm

I know the Palin jerkoffs don’t read books like there metally ill heroine, but the costs of the Iraq war now pushing 4 billion have been documented:

The Three Trillion Dollar War (Now Pushing 4 Trillion

LOL what does it say about a party when 70% of ‘em that equals about 10% of the electorate want to run a mentally ill stupid woman who can’t even craft a sentence? It says they are through.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 11th, 2009
5:12 pm

that should have read like their mentally ill ignorant heroine Queen Esther Palin LOL

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
5:25 pm

Odumber admits to misreading the economy, time to drop back and punt. To improve stupid and make more perfect dumb Odumber and his minion Dem-beciles want to give TARP to small businesses. Want to guess which small businesses get TARP funds?

Now is the time Conservatives to put Odumber and his minion Dem-beciles in the wedge issue they’ve given us by demanding all remaining TARP funds and PORKULUS monies be redirected and used to provide a totally tax free holiday for small businesses and individuals in this country until real economic recovery and private sector job creation takes place in full.

Speaking real truth to power by returning POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 11th, 2009
5:46 pm

MSNBC isn’t anywhere on the delusional crap you post. You’ll have to stay glued to Faux, the delusional Hannity, O’Reilly, Mark Levin, and the 450 pound bouncing lardass Limpbaughs the drug addict for the kind of pollution you’re garbaging up.

Freakentstein

July 11th, 2009
6:14 pm

“MSNBC isn’t anywhere on the delusional crap you post. You’ll have to stay glued to Faux, the delusional Hannity, O’Reilly, ***Mark Levin***, and the 450 pound bouncing lardass Limpbaughs the drug addict”

Yeah, PoFo, but your little libtard jackalass doesn’t have a best seller that the New York Slimes ignores now, do ya?

Thought so. Drooler.

Freakentstein

July 11th, 2009
6:19 pm

Ah, the New York Slimes. Never a dull moment in libtardland – still bedwetting over Cheney. Never mind what the hell this nation is going to under libtard rule……….

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31867022/ns/politics-the_new_york_times

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 11th, 2009
6:33 pm

Queen Esther Ditzbrain your “candidate” is not only a very sick Borderline personality, she’s a blatant untreated manic.

Michael H. Smith

July 11th, 2009
6:52 pm

MSNBC MSDNC is too busy pumping out Obumer propaganda to protect their Dear Leader.

Thank goodness to the Internet, a view accidental pieces from CNBC, CNN’s Lou Dobbs and the intentional coverage from Fox, ALL the delusional CRAP from NBC,CBS,ABC and MSDNC cannot brainwash America.

Stop the failure of Obumer-nomics. Demand all remaining TARP funds and PORKULUS monies be redirected and used to provide a totally tax free holiday for all small businesses and individuals in this country until real economic recovery and private sector job creation takes place in full.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 11th, 2009
7:06 pm

One plank in the soon to be passed Health Care plan will be to tax rich white people. You can count on it.

Freakentstein

July 11th, 2009
7:08 pm

“One plank in the soon to be passed Health Care plan will be to tax rich white people. You can count on it.”

You mean that money that will be taxed by those “rich white people” under Cap And Trade there, libtard? Have to admit….. you are hilarious…….. mindless…….. but hilarious.

More! More! More!

Trash.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 11th, 2009
7:25 pm

Cap and trade pubtard has nothing to do with a health care plan directly, except that it saves money just as our squahing Chambliss’ pissing away 1.5 billion on the F22 like a bug unless McCain gets it done first does. I understand that reading is anathma to all the Palin ignorant clones.on

Among the 20 or so planks in the Health Care Plan which has nothing to do with the watered down plan full of pubtard pork that the House passed recently are these and the funding is going to come from taxing the wealthy who avoid paying taxes in multiple ways including Swiss banks:

the list includes about 20 options, including the following possible new taxes/savings (estimates are over 10 years): (big thanks to Ezra Klein for the summaries)
1. A tax surcharge on those making $250,000 and above. The surcharge might be 2 percent for the amounts above $250,000, more for amounts above $500,000 and 4 percent for amounts above $1,000,000. The House is seriously considering a surcharge. Estimated revenues = $350 to $500 billion.

2. A tax on health benefits above a very high level. If, for example, the upper-end cost of insuring members of Congress were $17,000/year (Via Kaiser study of employer-provided plans, in 2008, the national average insurance for a family of four cost about $12,800), then a tax would kick in when the benefit exceeds that amount by, say 50 percent. Baucus and economists like the concept, but Obama, labor, and many Dems don’t. Estimated revenues = $90 to $234 billion.

3. Limit the tax deductions for itemized deductions for those with very high incomes. If their marginal tax rate moves from 35 to 39 percent (when Bush tax cuts expire) then limit the deduction to 28 or 35 percent. This Obama proposal is disliked by Sen. Baucus but is still on the table. Estimated revenues = $90 to $267 billion.

4. Raise the current payroll tax on employees/employers by, e.g., 0.3 percent. Estimated revenues = $275 billion.

5. Consumption or value/added taxes. E.g., tax sugary drinks, beer, etc. These are not progressive measures, and their effect on reducing consumption is unclear. Estimate revenues = $30 to $100 billion.

6. Tax insurance companies for each person they insure. Estimated revnues = $75 to $100 billion.

7. And there are various proposals to cut federal payments to Medicare, which WH Budget Director Orszag is pushing on the grounds, e.g., that once more people are insured, current payments to providers for caring for uninsured people will decrease. Estimated savings = several hundred billions.

Under the current less than full coverage proposals, all they need to do is come up with about $1.2 trillion in taxes or cost savings over ten years, in a system that is costing us $2.2 trillion every year and escalating at 3 to 4 times the rate of inflation.

Get someone to read it to ya.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 11th, 2009
7:27 pm

@ Freakenstein–Any time you want to match your medical experience with mine, bring it and make a fool of yourself.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 11th, 2009
7:30 pm

Freakenstein is a prime example of why the Pubtards have no place in decision making and lose elections except in narrow pockets of the ignorant last in education South.

Full of invective, unable to specifically discuss any issues, and a stranger to reading. Most of these Wootentards are the educational and emotional equaivalant of age 3.

Freakentstein

July 11th, 2009
7:32 pm

“@ Freakenstein–Any time you want to match your medical experience with mine, bring it and make a fool of yourself.”

Tardboy: all I’m bringing up is expense on Cap & Trade. Now go stick your head back up your ass, jackalcrat.

Freakentstein

July 11th, 2009
7:36 pm

“WASHINGTON – The drive to remake the nation’s health care system suffered yet another setback in Congress on Thursday when a pivotal group of House Democrats demanded numerous changes in legislation the leadership was drafting on a fast track. The emerging bill “lacks a number of elements essential to preserving what works and fixing what is broken,” 40 members of the Blue Dog Coalition of moderate to conservative Democrats wrote in a letter to party leaders. To win their support, they said, any legislation would need to be much more aggressive in reining in the growth of health care.”

And you libtards want to destroy nearly 20% of this nation’s economy and turn it over to the federal government. Yeah. Who’s the moron again, asshat?

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 11th, 2009
7:38 pm

What the pubtard is calling cap and trade which is really HR 2454, the Waxman-Markey bill on energy and climate change (aka the “American Clean Energy and Security Act” or “ACES”) passed the United States House of Representatives, 219-212. Eight Republicans voted with the majority, 44 Democrats voted against the bill.

It was a watered down piece of crap full of K Street’s pimping for the coal industry.

The vote was preceded by over an hour of “filibuster” from Minority Leader John Boehner. With only two-and-a-half minutes allotted to him, the Ohio Crier spoke for well over an hour, going page by page through the bill and inventing “arguments,” seemingly on the spot, to whatever language he happened to read. And, no, there is no official parliamentary process in the House for filibustering the way the US Senate does.

Freakentstein

July 11th, 2009
7:41 pm

Well, it’s nice to see someone back Palin up on her “paling around with terrorist” comment. Chicago, Atlanta, DC, New Orleans.. all the libtards that run those metropolitan areas are corrupt…..

http://politics.theatlantic.com/2009/07/pals_around_with_terrorists_palin_wasnt_rogue_after_all.php

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
7:45 pm

“It was a watered down piece of crap full of K Street’s pimping for the coal industry.”

Why don’t you ask KKK Byrd (D – WV) how he feels about that. The old fart was ALL for most of libtard legislation – minus Cap & Trade.

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
7:50 pm

Yet more proof that the DNC media is NOT biased libtard: [sarc]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In a follow-up segment, GMA co-host Diane Sawyer pointed out that of the $787 billion allocated in February for the legislation, only ten percent has been spent. Providing White House talking points, Stephanopoulos offered a tortured explanation for how this wasn’t so: “They [the Obama administration] argue, though, that more than ten percent has actually been put to work. They would argue that about 20 to 25 percent has been put to work, because money has been obligated that allows these projects to go forward.” Continuing this charitable analysis, he added, “Even though the check isn’t written until the roads are actually built.”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You don’t really expect these asshats to be ACCOUNTABLE for our money now, do you? Oh wait, in libtard land, “your” money belongs to THEM.

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
7:57 pm

“The vote was preceded by over an hour of “filibuster” from Minority Leader John Boehner.”

Speaking of “filibuster” there, how come you libtards kept your pie holes shut when KKK Byrd yammerd on and on AND ON….. about ANYTHING.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V95eGgZbrU

By the by, libtroll, you DO have an actual bonafide life now, don’t you?

No, of course you don’t. You are the epitome of the sick, mentally deranged modern left.

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
8:02 pm

Enter your comments here

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 11th, 2009
8:04 pm

Bird is so sick he rarely votes. Sotomayor coming to a DC Court moving from Ca 2 next week. My terrorist friends and I are partying while you and your idiots piss and moan on a Wooten blog.

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
8:06 pm

“1. A tax surcharge on those making $250,000 and above. The surcharge might be 2 percent for the amounts above $250,000, more for amounts above $500,000 and 4 percent for amounts above $1,000,000. The House is seriously considering a surcharge. Estimated revenues = $350 to $500 billion.

2. A tax on health benefits above a very high level. If, for example, the upper-end cost of insuring members of Congress were $17,000/year (Via Kaiser study of employer-provided plans, in 2008, the national average insurance for a family of four cost about $12,800), then a tax would kick in when the benefit exceeds that amount by, say 50 percent. Baucus and economists like the concept, but Obama, labor, and many Dems don’t. Estimated revenues = $90 to $234 billion.

3. Limit the tax deductions for itemized deductions for those with very high incomes. If their marginal tax rate moves from 35 to 39 percent (when Bush tax cuts expire) then limit the deduction to 28 or 35 percent. This Obama proposal is disliked by Sen. Baucus but is still on the table. Estimated revenues = $90 to $267 billion.

4. Raise the current payroll tax on employees/employers by, e.g., 0.3 percent. Estimated revenues = $275 billion.

5. Consumption or value/added taxes. E.g., tax sugary drinks, beer, etc. These are not progressive measures, and their effect on reducing consumption is unclear. Estimate revenues = $30 to $100 billion.

6. Tax insurance companies for each person they insure. Estimated revnues = $75 to $100 billion.

7. And there are various proposals to cut federal payments to Medicare, which WH Budget Director Orszag is pushing on the grounds, e.g., that once more people are insured, current payments to providers for caring for uninsured people will decrease. Estimated savings = several hundred billions.

Under the current less than full coverage proposals, all they need to do is come up with about $1.2 trillion in taxes or cost savings over ten years, in a system that is costing us $2.2 trillion every year and escalating at 3 to 4 times the rate of inflation.”

“Get someone to read it to ya.”

Don’t need to, libtard. You have said it all. You believe that horsepiss. What an absolute PATHETIC sucker. You gonna let your beloved gubment tell you what kind of car you WILL drive and how much electricity your home WILL suck up and who your doctor WILL be?

My GOD how more pathetic, out of touch, and just… well… disgusting can libtards like you be for the future of the FREEDOM of America.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 11th, 2009
8:06 pm

There’s no one on this blog whose a pubtard who would know the difference between Bob Byrd and Larry Bird except that they and Palin ID with the racisism that used to be part of Bob Byrd’s mantra.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 11th, 2009
8:08 pm

1. A tax surcharge on those making $250,000 and above. The surcharge might be 2 percent for the amounts above $250,000, more for amounts above $500,000 and 4 percent for amounts above $1,000,000. The House is seriously considering a surcharge. Estimated revenues = $350 to $500 billion.

2. A tax on health benefits above a very high level. If, for example, the upper-end cost of insuring members of Congress were $17,000/year (Via Kaiser study of employer-provided plans, in 2008, the national average insurance for a family of four cost about $12,800), then a tax would kick in when the benefit exceeds that amount by, say 50 percent. Baucus and economists like the concept, but Obama, labor, and many Dems don’t. Estimated revenues = $90 to $234 billion.

3. Limit the tax deductions for itemized deductions for those with very high incomes. If their marginal tax rate moves from 35 to 39 percent (when Bush tax cuts expire) then limit the deduction to 28 or 35 percent. This Obama proposal is disliked by Sen. Baucus but is still on the table. Estimated revenues = $90 to $267 billion.

4. Raise the current payroll tax on employees/employers by, e.g., 0.3 percent. Estimated revenues = $275 billion.

5. Consumption or value/added taxes. E.g., tax sugary drinks, beer, etc. These are not progressive measures, and their effect on reducing consumption is unclear. Estimate revenues = $30 to $100 billion.

6. Tax insurance companies for each person they insure. Estimated revnues = $75 to $100 billion.

7. And there are various proposals to cut federal payments to Medicare, which WH Budget Director Orszag is pushing on the grounds, e.g., that once more people are insured, current payments to providers for caring for uninsured people will decrease. Estimated savings = several hundred billions.

Under the current less than full coverage proposals, all they need to do is come up with about $1.2 trillion in taxes or cost savings over ten years, in a system that is costing us $2.2 trillion every year and escalating at 3 to 4 times the rate of inflation.”

We’ll pass it while you watch.

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
8:10 pm

Oops. Didn’t mean to copy a tard’s entire post.

Meanwhile in libtardland, Californification of libtardism is coming through fruition. Sad, actually.

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/jul/09/lz1e9dabish224935-tax-increases-costing-vital-loca/?opinion&zIndex=129010

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
8:13 pm

“We’ll pass it while you watch”

And we’ll watch you pathetic marxist asholes on the left continue to dig your own graves. Go ahead! Shift more left. PLEASE>

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
8:15 pm

“There’s no one on this blog whose a pubtard who would know the difference between Bob Byrd and Larry Bird except that they and Palin ID with the racisism that used to be part of Bob Byrd’s mantra.”

Yeah, and you are one of the many and proud libtards who ignored that RACIAL attack in Ohio I posted here earlier. GFY.

Freakenstein

July 11th, 2009
8:22 pm

Is it just me, or is someone on this blog JUST getting a little obsessed? Con derangement syndrome perhaps? (Yeah that’s right you libtard punk, we Conservatives are still here, FREAK).

Now on to REAL news that matters. Most of us foreign travelers who have had the displeasure of visiting Paris know this already, but, this just is so sweet: Frogs are the worst tourists in the world. Hell I could have told you that.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090709/lf_nm_life/us_france_tourists

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 11th, 2009
8:32 pm

I don’t read anything a pubtard links/pastes–better things to do–much better. Anyone who reads pubtard crap, listens to Rush/Faux/Levine is wasting their life and they don’t read books worth the paper they’rewritten on.

So it’s Palin and who else in 2012.? I can’t get you numbrains to name your candidates. Wh aoever they are, we’ll bury em. You keep drifting right, and hopefully we can push Obama and this Congress left.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 11th, 2009
10:19 pm

Holder finding the seed to possibly begin growing a pair:


Holder Weighs Inquiry Into Alleged Torture
Attorney general may appoint a prosecutor to investigate CIA treatment of terrorism suspects, despite resistance from administration.

World awaits input from Borderline Narcissist Palin who hasn’t a clue. Michael Steele “What me Worry?”

Addington hiding and not available for comment.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 11th, 2009
10:21 pm

AJC: We don’t know from notin’ bout no CIA but we are doing in depth coverage of Atlanta Housewives. After all, “We Be Cox”

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 12th, 2009
2:16 am

YOU GUYS ARE RIGHT ABOUT ROBERT BYRD BEING A KKK DEMOCRAP,BUT REMEMBER ALL OF THE KKK REPUBLICANS FROM THE SOUTH USE TO BE THE DIXIECRATS LIBRALS UNTIL BLACKS GOT THE RIGHT TO VOTE,REMEMBER THERE ARE HARDLY NEVER ANY BLACKS AT REPUBLICAN RALLIES BECAUSE THEY ARE NOTHING OTHER THAN A KLAN RALLY,AND ALSO YOU GOP HYPOCRITES FORGOT ABOUT REPUBLICAN DAVID DUKE FROM LA WHO WAS A KLANSMAN AND SKINHEAD,POINT 1 FINGER,AND YOU GOT 10 POINTING BACK AT YOU!

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 12th, 2009
2:24 am

FREAKENSTEIN REMEMBER WE BOMBED THE WRONG COUNTRY DEALING WITH IRAQ KILLING ALL THOSE OLD AND YOUNG ARABS IN IRAQ,YOU REDNECKS DID’NT SAY ONE WORD ABOUT 2 MILLION IRAQIS BEING KILLED FOR NOTHING,BUT YOU POINT OUT ONE BEATING BY BLACK TEENAGERS AND CALL THEM TERRORIST,BUT WE BOMB EVERYBODY THAT CANT BOMB BACK,AND YOU RACIST BRAG ABOUT BOMBING AND KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE! THE RACIST REDNECK CRACKER IS THE TERRORIST,LIKE THE KLAN,ERIC RUDOLPH AND TIMOTHY MCVEIGH!

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
6:16 am

“WE BOMB EVERYBODY THAT CANT BOMB BACK”

Really?

Did you thank Ted Turner for borrowing that Anti-American line of stupidity?

The somebody that did bomb back.

Are you still laughing liar?

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
6:20 am

If so, try this clicking this link. Maybe it will work where the other one didn’t.

The somebody that did bomb back.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks

John Silver

July 12th, 2009
7:03 am

Yes, yes, YES!
Run Sarah run, and take all your simpleton religious nuts with you. Go find a country that wants a theocracy, or go found your own country. Please, run and run far away.

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
7:10 am

Oh what a tangled web liberals weave, when first these socialist practice to deceive.

Go found your own country is very good advice for the socialist liberals to use.

A guide to the political left

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/default.asp

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
7:25 am

Quite an elaborate tangled web, indeed. No wonder Rep. John Conyers (D) stops any attempt of a Congressional investigation of ACORN. Even if he didn’t the mainstream news media would never report the facts revealed.

MainStream Media Mouthpiece for ACORN And Families USA

According to Discover the Networks, Families USA is a member of the “Progressive States Network”, which works closely with (you guessed it) ACORN and the SEIU. These ultra-partisan groups have truly one agenda: big government. During his presidential campaign, then-Senator Obama spoke to a conference of Family USA activists and promised, “I am absolutely determined that by the end of the first term of the next president, we should have universal health care in this country.”

http://aconservativeedge.com/2009/04/09/mainstream-media-mouthpiece-for-acorn-and-families-usa/

When the government controls your healthcare you are gambling against fixed odds in a rigged game. Best shoot craps in the alley or go to Las Vegas and wager against the Mob owned casinos

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 12th, 2009
10:01 am

If you mention acorn on a political blog, you know you’re a loser. They have no impact on anything–it makes you a squirrel.

As someone who has been in health care all my adult life, the insurance companies are controlling health care. The pubs don’t understand any of the plans, because they’re the loser party of no notin’.

There will soon be a public option, and the fact that a few wingnuts don’t want it because they don’t understand it because they don’t read and because they know zero about medical care insures it will happen and should happen.

The government is not going to control your health care–you and your physicians are. But there is going to be a public option that there should have been from the beginning to compete with insurance companies who have been screwing patients and doctors forever.

No more big 3 insurance companies cutting off insurance for 20,000 patients in the last 5 years because they needed medical care.

Doctor’s Note By DEBORAH SOLOMON
As a former practicing physician, governor of Vermont and head of the Democratic National Committee, did you write your new book, “Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform,” to appoint yourself as the go-to person on health care policy? What, exactly, is your role in all this?
My role is to try to get the Democratic Party to do the right thing. I believe that if we don’t pass the health care plan with the public option, it won’t be health care reform, and we’ll lose a tremendous number of seats in 2010.

By “public option,” you refer to a plan that would give most Americans a choice between their current health insurance and a new Medicare-style public plan. Which is very different from the sort of comprehensive single-payer plan the Canadians have.
You’ve got to start from where you are, not from where you wish you were. The Europeans have much more comprehensive and cheaper health care plans than we have, but they got there because their health care systems were essentially destroyed during World War II. We grew our private health care system around World War II — the only way that American employers could give their employees a raise was to enhance health-insurance benefits — so to change it to a totally public plan is crazy.

Many Democrats were hoping you would be named secretary of health and human services. Why aren’t you part of the Obama administration?
That, I don’t talk about. Any surmising would just be surmising.

So what’s wrong with surmising? It’s one of the great purposes of the human brain.
I don’t surmise on that subject. If you want to get the answer to that, you’re going to have to ask people in the administration.

Would you say there’s bad blood between you and Rahm Emanuel, who ripped into you in the 2006 midterm election for proposing that Democratic staff and resources be placed in all 50 states?
We certainly had different opinions about how to win back the Senate and House. I’ve been to the White House since then and had a very cordial lunch with Rahm and with David Axelrod in Rahm’s office. We’re all office eaters.

Many observers thought you were vindicated when Obama won the election by using the 50-state strategy you devised.
I think it’s true, but he’s much more disciplined than I was.

How could he be more disciplined than you? He still smokes.
He didn’t say things that I said. Most people who need to be president of the United States need to be not in everybody’s face as much as I am.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 12th, 2009
10:10 am

July 12, 2009
Op-Ed ColumnistShe Broke the G.O.P. and Now She Owns It By FRANK RICH
SARAH PALIN and Al Sharpton don’t ordinarily have much in common, but they achieved a rare harmonic convergence at Michael Jackson’s memorial service. When Sharpton told the singer’s children it was their daddy’s adversaries, not their daddy, who were “strange,” he was channeling the pugnacious argument the Alaska governor had made the week before. There was nothing strange about her decision to quit in midterm, Palin told America. What’s strange — or “insane,” in her lingo — are the critics who dare question her erratic behavior on the national stage.

Sharpton’s bashing of Jackson’s naysayers received the biggest ovation of the entire show. Palin’s combative resignation soliloquy, though much mocked by prognosticators of all political persuasions, has an equally vociferous and more powerful constituency. In the aftermath of her decision to drop out and cash in, Palin’s standing in the G.O.P. actually rose in the USA Today/Gallup poll. No less than 71 percent of Republicans said they would vote for her for president. That overwhelming majority isn’t just the “base” of the Republican Party that liberals and conservatives alike tend to ghettoize as a rump backwater minority. It is the party, or pretty much what remains of it in the Barack Obama era.

That’s why Palin won’t go gently into the good night, much as some Republicans in Washington might wish. She is not just the party’s biggest star and most charismatic television performer; she is its only star and charismatic performer. Most important, she stands for a genuine movement: a dwindling white nonurban America that is aflame with grievances and awash in self-pity as the country hurtles into the 21st century and leaves it behind. Palin gives this movement a major party brand and political plausibility that its open-throated media auxiliary, exemplified by Glenn Beck, cannot. She loves the spotlight, can raise millions of dollars and has no discernible reason to go fishing now except for self-promotional photo ops.

The essence of Palinism is emotional, not ideological. Yes, she is of the religious right, even if she winks literally and figuratively at her own daughter’s flagrant disregard of abstinence and marriage. But family-values politics, now more devalued than the dollar by the philandering of ostentatiously Christian Republican politicians, can only take her so far. The real wave she’s riding is a loud, resonant surge of resentment and victimization that’s larger than issues like abortion and gay civil rights.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 12th, 2009
10:13 am

That resentment is in part about race, of course. When Palin referred to Alaska as “a microcosm of America” during the 2008 campaign, it was in defiance of the statistical reality that her state’s tiny black and Hispanic populations are unrepresentative of her nation. She stood for the “real America,” she insisted, and the identity of the unreal America didn’t have to be stated explicitly for audiences to catch her drift. Her convention speech’s signature line was a deftly coded putdown of her presumably shiftless big-city opponent: “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.” (Funny how this wisdom has been forgotten by her supporters now that she has abandoned her own actual responsibilities in public office.)

The latest flashpoint for this kind of animus is the near-certain elevation to the Supreme Court of Sonia Sotomayor, whose Senate confirmation hearings arrive this week. Prominent Palinists were fast to demean Sotomayor as a dim-witted affirmative-action baby. Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard, the Palinist hymnal, labeled Sotomayor “not the smartest” and suggested that Princeton awards academic honors on a curve. Karl Rove said, “I’m not really certain how intellectually strong she would be.” Those maligning the long and accomplished career of an Ivy League-educated judge do believe in affirmative-action — but only for white people like Palin, whom they boosted for vice president despite her minimal achievements and knowledge of policy, the written word or even geography.

The politics of resentment are impervious to facts. Palinists regard their star as an icon of working-class America even though the Palins’ combined reported income ($211,000) puts them in the top 3.6 percent of American households. They see her as a champion of conservative fiscal principles even though she said yes to the Bridge to Nowhere and presided over a state that ranks No.1 in federal pork.

Nowhere is the power of resentment to trump reason more flagrantly illustrated than in the incessant complaint by Palin and her troops that she is victimized by a double standard in the “mainstream media.” In truth, the commentators at ABC, NBC and CNN — often the same ones who judged Michelle Obama a drag on her husband — all tried to outdo each other in praise for Palin when she emerged at the Republican convention 10 months ago. Even now, the so-called mainstream media can grade Palin on a curve: at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” last week, Palin’s self-proclaimed representation of the “real America” was accepted as a given, as if white rural America actually still was the nation’s baseline.

The Palinists’ bogus beefs about double standards reached farcical proportions at Fox News on the sleepy pre-Fourth Friday afternoon when word of her abdication hit the East. The fill-in anchor demanded that his token Democratic stooge name another female politician who had suffered such “disgraceful attacks” as Palin. When the obvious answer arrived — Hillary Clinton — the Fox host angrily protested that Clinton had never been attacked in “a sexual way” or “about her children.”

Americans have short memories, but it’s hardly ancient history that conservative magazines portrayed Hillary Clinton as both a dominatrix cracking a whip and a broomstick-riding witch. Or that Rush Limbaugh held up a picture of Chelsea Clinton on television to identify the “White House dog.” Or that Palin’s running mate, John McCain, told a sexual joke linking Hillary and Chelsea and Janet Reno. Yet the same conservative commentariat that vilified both Clintons 24/7 now whines that Palin is receiving “the kind of mauling” that the media “always reserve for conservative Republicans.” So said The Wall Street Journal editorial page last week. You’d never guess that The Journal had published six innuendo-laden books on real and imagined Clinton scandals, or that the Clintons had been a leading target of both Letterman and Leno monologues, not to mention many liberal editorial pages (including that of The Times), for much of a decade.

Those Republicans who have not drunk the Palin Kool-Aid are apocalyptic for good reason. She could well be their last presidential candidate standing. Such would-be competitors as Mark Sanford, John Ensign and Newt Gingrich are too carnally compromised for the un-Clinton party. Mike Huckabee is Palin-lite. Tim Pawlenty, Bobby Jindal — really? That leaves the charisma-challenged Mitt Romney, precisely the kind of card-carrying Ivy League elitist Palinists loathe, no matter how hard he tries to cosmetically alter his history as a socially liberal fat-cat banker. Palin would crush him like a bug. She has the Teflon-coated stature among Republicans that Romney can only fantasize about.

Were Palin actually to secure the 2012 nomination, the result would be a fiasco for the G.O.P. akin to Goldwater 1964, as the most relentless conservative Palin critic, David Frum, has predicted. Or would it? No one thought Richard Nixon — a far less personable commodity than Palin — would come back either after his sour-grapes “last press conference” of 1962. But Democratic divisions and failures gave him his opportunity in 1968. With unemployment approaching 10 percent and a seemingly bottomless war in Afghanistan, you never know, as Palin likes to say, what doors might open.

It’s more likely that she will never get anywhere near the White House, and not just because of her own limitations. The Palinist “real America” is demographically doomed to keep shrinking. But the emotion it represents is disproportionately powerful for its numbers. It’s an anger that Palin enjoyed stoking during her “palling around with terrorists” crusade against Obama on the campaign trail. It’s an anger that’s curdled into self-martyrdom since Inauguration Day.

Its voice can be found in the postings at a Web site maintained by the fans of Mark Levin, the Obama hater who is, at this writing, the No.2 best-selling hardcover nonfiction writer in America. (Glenn Beck is No.1 in paperback nonfiction.) Politico surveyed them last week. “Bottomline, do you know of any way we can remove these idiots before this country goes down the crapper?” wrote one Levin fan. “I WILL HELP!!! Should I buy a gun?” Another called for a new American revolution, promising “there will be blood.”

These are the cries of a constituency that feels disenfranchised — by the powerful and the well-educated who gamed the housing bubble, by a news media it keeps being told is hateful, by the immigrants who have taken some of their jobs, by the African-American who has ended a white monopoly on the White House. Palin is their born avatar. She puts a happy, sexy face on ugly emotions, and she can solidify her followers’ hold on a G.O.P. that has no leaders with the guts or alternative vision to stand up to them or to her.

For a week now, critics in both parties have had a blast railing at Palin. It’s good sport. But just as the media muttering about those unseemly “controversies” rallied the fans of the King of Pop, so are Palin’s political obituaries likely to jump-start her lucrative afterlife.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 12th, 2009
10:22 am

To go forward, GOP must snap out of its Sarah Palin spell
By Mike Murphy Major McCain (Loser) Adviser

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 4:00 AM

Gov. Sarah Palin is the political train wreck that keeps on giving. First, she was an awful choice last year as John McCain’s running mate. I came to this conclusion with regret – I am one of McCain’s biggest admirers.

But facts are facts. An inexperienced governor of a small state, she lacked the experience to be President and brought nothing to the ticket except a surefire knack for exciting voters who were already reliably Republican. It was a strategically awful choice, and I said so – both on and off microphone – at the time. Most pundits thought I was wrong. Look at the crowds she can draw, I was told. She “excites the base.”

Phooey. Every presidential election year brings forth some new nugget of conventional wisdom from the media elite that totally misses the real picture. Last year, the big wrong idea was this notion that base voters have somehow become the new swing voters. We are now told the party base – those voters who will vote for a bag of cement if it has an R or D attached to it – must be carefully appealed to, romanced and appeased.

Under that funhouse reasoning, Palin was an inspired pick.

Unfortunately for McCain, the actual swing voters, the independents who do determine the winner of the election, didn’t buy into this fantasy at all. After a three-week sniff, most couldn’t run away from Palin fast enough.

Yet even after she helped cost McCain the election, Palin’s great charm endured, at least among many grass-roots Republicans. At least until her astonishing self-immolation during a hastily organized backyard press conference last week, where she gamely competed with honking geese to resign midterm as Alaska’s rookie governor. Today, in the wake of that debacle, it is puzzling to many outside our party how some Republicans can still see her as an appealing candidate for the party nomination in 2012. This begs the question: Why is there still so much Republican love for Sarah Palin?

Other politicians are more reliable conservatives; Palin ran for governor on a set of populist issues usually linked to Alaska Democrats. She lacks any real accomplishment – no military or private-sector career of note, no academic achievement beyond a frenetic bounce between five colleges, including a sun ‘n’ surf-oriented outfit in Hawaii. She has served only two years as governor of a small and uniquely easy-to-govern state (other governors pine for Alaska’s small population and billions of dollars in easy revenue from oil production), a job she has now abandoned.

The answer is that Palin profits mightily from a Republican blind spot. She has all the right smirking enemies in America’s media elite. To them, Palin reeks of flyover America, that vast and corny collection of Nebraskas and Alabamas where the Army can always meet enlistment quotas and Tina Fey’s private jet stops briefly to refuel. Red state Republicans see the snarky, elite attacks on Palin as an attack on them. And in some ways, they are.

The enemy of their enemy is just fine, thank you.

So even now, after a bizarre resignation spectacle that should lead any levelheaded Republican to cringe at the idea of letting Palin within a thousand miles of the GOP nomination, she may have enough support to attempt a run for President.

She’ll lose, of course, almost certainly the Republican primaries and certainly the general election. Palin’s GOP is still only one part of that Republican base, and her slice will shrink after last week’s hara-kiri. Many of her one-time admirers will shake their heads and grumpily admit to themselves that those liberal jerks in the media elite might have been right about this one after all.

But for some in our demoralized party, the romantic joy of fighting the good fight alongside the most hated enemy of our own enemies is still a seductive idea, at least for now.

booger

July 12th, 2009
10:23 am

Please run Palin……

I hope you didn’t get your numbers on health care from the same source you got your 4 trillion dollar Iraq war cost. What a joke.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 12th, 2009
10:25 am

Palin Loser

That resentment is in part about race, of course. When Palin referred to Alaska as “a microcosm of America” during the 2008 campaign, it was in defiance of the statistical reality that her state’s tiny black and Hispanic populations are unrepresentative of her nation. She stood for the “real America,” she insisted, and the identity of the unreal America didn’t have to be stated explicitly for audiences to catch her drift. Her convention speech’s signature line was a deftly coded putdown of her presumably shiftless big-city opponent: “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.” (Funny how this wisdom has been forgotten by her supporters now that she has abandoned her own actual responsibilities in public office.)

The latest flashpoint for this kind of animus is the near-certain elevation to the Supreme Court of Sonia Sotomayor, whose Senate confirmation hearings arrive this week. Prominent Palinists were fast to demean Sotomayor as a dim-witted affirmative-action baby. Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard, the Palinist hymnal, labeled Sotomayor “not the smartest” and suggested that Princeton awards academic honors on a curve. Karl Rove said, “I’m not really certain how intellectually strong she would be.” Those maligning the long and accomplished career of an Ivy League-educated judge do believe in affirmative-action — but only for white people like Palin, whom they boosted for vice president despite her minimal achievements and knowledge of policy, the written word or even geography.

The politics of resentment are impervious to facts. Palinists regard their star as an icon of working-class America even though the Palins’ combined reported income ($211,000) puts them in the top 3.6 percent of American households. They see her as a champion of conservative fiscal principles even though she said yes to the Bridge to Nowhere and presided over a state that ranks No.1 in federal pork.

Nowhere is the power of resentment to trump reason more flagrantly illustrated than in the incessant complaint by Palin and her troops that she is victimized by a double standard in the “mainstream media.” In truth, the commentators at ABC, NBC and CNN — often the same ones who judged Michelle Obama a drag on her husband — all tried to outdo each other in praise for Palin when she emerged at the Republican convention 10 months ago. Even now, the so-called mainstream media can grade Palin on a curve: at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” last week, Palin’s self-proclaimed representation of the “real America” was accepted as a given, as if white rural America actually still was the nation’s baseline.

The Palinists’ bogus beefs about double standards reached farcical proportions at Fox News on the sleepy pre-Fourth Friday afternoon when word of her abdication hit the East. The fill-in anchor demanded that his token Democratic stooge name another female politician who had suffered such “disgraceful attacks” as Palin. When the obvious answer arrived — Hillary Clinton — the Fox host angrily protested that Clinton had never been attacked in “a sexual way” or “about her children.”

Americans have short memories, but it’s hardly ancient history that conservative magazines portrayed Hillary Clinton as both a dominatrix cracking a whip and a broomstick-riding witch. Or that Rush Limbaugh held up a picture of Chelsea Clinton on television to identify the “White House dog.” Or that Palin’s running mate, John McCain, told a sexual joke linking Hillary and Chelsea and Janet Reno. Yet the same conservative commentariat that vilified both Clintons 24/7 now whines that Palin is receiving “the kind of mauling” that the media “always reserve for conservative Republicans.” So said The Wall Street Journal editorial page last week. You’d never guess that The Journal had published six innuendo-laden books on real and imagined Clinton scandals, or that the Clintons had been a leading target of both Letterman and Leno monologues, not to mention many liberal editorial pages (including that of The Times), for much of a decade.

Those Republicans who have not drunk the Palin Kool-Aid are apocalyptic for good reason. She could well be their last presidential candidate standing. Such would-be competitors as Mark Sanford, John Ensign and Newt Gingrich are too carnally compromised for the un-Clinton party. Mike Huckabee is Palin-lite. Tim Pawlenty, Bobby Jindal — really? That leaves the charisma-challenged Mitt Romney, precisely the kind of card-carrying Ivy League elitist Palinists loathe, no matter how hard he tries to cosmetically alter his history as a socially liberal fat-cat banker. Palin would crush him like a bug. She has the Teflon-coated stature among Republicans that Romney can only fantasize about.

Were Palin actually to secure the 2012 nomination, the result would be a fiasco for the G.O.P. akin to Goldwater 1964, as the most relentless conservative Palin critic, David Frum, has predicted. Or would it? No one thought Richard Nixon — a far less personable commodity than Palin — would come back either after his sour-grapes “last press conference” of 1962. But Democratic divisions and failures gave him his opportunity in 1968. With unemployment approaching 10 percent and a seemingly bottomless war in Afghanistan, you never know, as Palin likes to say, what doors might open.

It’s more likely that she will never get anywhere near the White House, and not just because of her own limitations. The Palinist “real America” is demographically doomed to keep shrinking. But the emotion it represents is disproportionately powerful for its numbers. It’s an anger that Palin enjoyed stoking during her “palling around with terrorists” crusade against Obama on the campaign trail. It’s an anger that’s curdled into self-martyrdom since Inauguration Day.

Its voice can be found in the postings at a Web site maintained by the fans of Mark Levin, the Obama hater who is, at this writing, the No.2 best-selling hardcover nonfiction writer in America. (Glenn Beck is No.1 in paperback nonfiction.) Politico surveyed them last week. “Bottomline, do you know of any way we can remove these idiots before this country goes down the crapper?” wrote one Levin fan. “I WILL HELP!!! Should I buy a gun?” Another called for a new American revolution, promising “there will be blood.”

These are the cries of a constituency that feels disenfranchised — by the powerful and the well-educated who gamed the housing bubble, by a news media it keeps being told is hateful, by the immigrants who have taken some of their jobs, by the African-American who has ended a white monopoly on the White House. Palin is their born avatar. She puts a happy, sexy face on ugly emotions, and she can solidify her followers’ hold on a G.O.P. that has no leaders with the guts or alternative vision to stand up to them or to her.

For a week now, critics in both parties have had a blast railing at Palin. It’s good sport. But just as the media muttering about those unseemly “controversies” rallied the fans of the King of Pop, so are Palin’s political obituaries likely to jump-start her lucrative afterlife.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 12th, 2009
10:29 am

My numbers on health care are dead on. The top 3 insurance companies recisioned 20,000 people in the last 5 years. Happy to wake you up. How many patients have you seen over the last few years booger?

The fortunate thing is we have the votes to get a public plan done. I’ve included the planks that are being considered. Lead, follow, our we can shove you out of the way.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 12th, 2009
10:34 am

WellPoint’s Blue Cross of California subsidiary and two other insurers saved more than $300 million in medical claims by canceling more than 20,000 sick policyholders over a five-year period.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 12th, 2009
10:39 am

My figures come from medical data bases that track actual insurance company moves booger. I deal with this every day; you don’t. I’ve watched the insurance companies from the position of having to deliver medical care for years; you haven’t, and your ignorance and lack of experience shows.

I don’t see you offering alternative facts and figures. It is the juvenile tactic of republicans here and in office to trash figures but of course not to offer any alternative plans and figures of their own and you match this profile.

What’s the booger health care plan? More of the same ain’t gonna happen and watch what I say come true in the next few months.

booger

July 12th, 2009
10:40 am

Palin in 2012…..

I believe there is an unhealthy infatuaion with Palin as well. However, I think the infatuation is by liberals. We have two long winded liberals with Palin in their moniker, Jay has devoted more time to Palin in the last two weeks than anyone in a long time. Half the liberal comments seem to be about her. And the message is always the same….. Conservatives should get over Palin. Anyone ever heard of projection.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 12th, 2009
10:43 am

strong>Let’s all mobilize behind Palin. We want her badly. You can do it base. Make us happy. Make that fish run happen. We want the sick Borderline personality and her manic stream of consciousness speech to run against.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 12th, 2009
10:46 am

Booger–

The subject of this blog by Wooten is Palin. I’m on topic. And if you want to talk infatuation read the comments on Obama on this blog and on any other.

Palin thrust her imbecility into the news, and Republicans are coming out of the woodwork like Murphy and Noonan and McCain’s people to trash her. I’ve been happy to reproduce them.

And as Schrum said, expecting results from Obama after 6 months is like expecting Berlin to fall the day after “D” day.

booger

July 12th, 2009
10:47 am

Palin in 2012….

I did not direct my comment on health care numbers to you. I directed it to Please run Palin who yesterday told the readers that the Iraq war cost 4 trillion dollars. Still, I would like to know exactly what I said which showed my ignorance about health care cost. I just checked, and I did not say a thing. I guess you just had a little venom left in your mouth and couldn’t contain yourself.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
10:50 am

Let’s be clear. The Iraq war has already cost 3 trillion dollars and it will be 4 trillion soon. Ist linked a book with hundreds arof references to cost itemizations from the Bush administration. It’s a hemorrhage that is wrecking the economy.

In January when Bush left, we were losing 750,000 jobs per month. We’re losing half that now.

booger

July 12th, 2009
10:54 am

Palin in 2012….

Why are you defending Obama’s record to me. I didn’t mention him once.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
10:57 am

Please run Palin……

From BoogerI hope you didn’t get your numbers on health care from the same source you got your 4 trillion dollar Iraq war cost. What a joke.

The only figure I quoted was from multiple medical data bases that do nothing but track insurance company actions. Again the top 3 companies cut 20,000 peoples’ insurance off during the past 5 years. That’s a fact One of them was California Blue as I’ve stated. The insurance companies don’t deny those figures.

Multiple data bases from the insurance companies overbilled patients billions and Coumo has clawed them back I in a legal action that was multistate. I can easily retrieve the figures. I’m in this every day–I have to follow them.

We are going to take medicine back from the insurance companies who are screwing patients and doctors right and left.

booger

July 12th, 2009
10:59 am

Please run Palin….

Official pentagon records which congress has accepted…. The total cost of the Iraq war at the end of this fiscal year will be 694 billion dollars. Just google “Iraq war cost” and you’ll get the same number from several sources. we are spending 87 billion this year.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
11:00 am

I’m defending Obama’s record in every area but his reprehensible civil rights stance and I’ve been clear about that and I’m defending it because it’s beating all the losers who back Palin and the dead white men walking. If Palin is your candidate, and right now she can beat Romney, Jindal, Barber, Pawlenty because the base is delusional and loves her, you’ll get killed in 2012.

booger

July 12th, 2009
11:02 am

Please run Palin…. 10:57

Good I feel much better now.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
11:07 am

I read the book that is the most comprehensive on Iraq’s cost and I wouldn’t trust anything “congress spews out or has accepted” as far as I could spit it. Look at the idiots in Congress and what they say. Some of the dumbest individuals on the planet are in Congress. Bachman, Imhoff, and the list goes on. I cited the reference. It’s extensively refrenced itself. Check it out at the bookstore.en

Congress can’t even get a straight story from the CIA. Cheney ran secret programs for years and the gang of 8 who is supposed to get closed briefings didn’t. I wouldn’t trust Congress’ figures as far as you can spit ‘em.

The 3 Trillion Dollar War

booger

July 12th, 2009
11:09 am

Please run Palin…..

You and I both know Palin will not be the candidate in 2012. We do appreciate all the help in what we should and should not do however. Maybe we” just let democrats pick our candidate in 2012.

While everyone worries about who will run in 2012, we have a secret weapon…..Obama. Obama will defeat the Dems. in 2012.

booger

July 12th, 2009
11:13 am

Sorry Please run Palin,

I should ignore the pentagon and congress, but accept a number you pull out of the air. OK I’ll just do that then. Boy, what an expensive war.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
11:14 am

I’m happy to see the Republicans proclaim Obama will lose. They have continued to do thatat and deny what reality is and will be. What I can’t get out of you as Obama cuts unemployment in half from what it was in January as a result of 8 years of Bush is who you think will beat Obama who is a Republican in 2012. I see the platitudes “Obama will beat Obama.” That’s what Wooten said in September when Palin helped drag you down.

And Wooten thinks Palin will be President–how goofey and out of touch is that?

Who is the Republican ticket that wins in 2012.? I’d start tracking http://www.fivethirtyeight.com and get some polling facts. I can’t see any Republican candidate that will come close to Obama in 2012.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
11:20 am

From Nate Silver quoting Rasmussen Reports:

The big news on the health care front this weekend is that House Democrats are prepared to call for a tax increase on the highest-earning Americans in order to pay for expanded health insurance. Although accounts of the exact details differ slightly, it appears that the tax hike would take the form of a “surcharge” of 1 percent on incomes from $280,000 to $400,000, 1.5 percent on incomes of $400,000 to $800,000 and 3 percent on incomes of $800,000 and above. This means that someone making $500,000 would pay about an extra $2,700 in taxes each year, and someone making $1,000,000 would pay an extra $13,200. The burden, in other words, would fall disproportionately on those who earn not just in the six figures, but rather in the seven figures, for whom much more of their income would become subject to the 3 percent rate.

I also think the House has probably found the path of least resistance in terms of marshaling public support for financing health care. In June, the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll asked Americans about seven different mechanisms to pay for health care. The one solution that Kaiser missed was that of a national sales tax, so for that I use data from Rasmussen Reports instead, who ran a May poll indicating that 40 percent of Americans would support a national sales tax if it paid for health insurance. Increasing taxes on incomes of $250,000+ was supported by 68 percent of Americans in the Kaiser poll, tying it with increased cigarette and booze taxes for the most popular option:

booger

July 12th, 2009
11:22 am

Please run Palin…..

Obama cut umployment in half since January? January unemployment 8%. current unemployment 9.5%.

You need to get your calculator checked .

booger

July 12th, 2009
11:27 am

Please run Palin…

Wealth envy is a powerful motivator. I’m surprised the 68% is not higher. So we will now penalize small businesses which provide 70% of all US private sector jobs. What a wonderful plan.

Chris Salzmann

July 12th, 2009
11:34 am

Here’s a small part of what Peggy Noonan wrote about Palin. Noonan, BTW, is a Republican supporter. So, when you have one of your own supporters calling her shallow, ignorant, stupid, etc, you have a problem. Peggy Noonan wrote:

“”"In television interviews she was out of her depth in a shallow pool. She was limited in her ability to explain and defend her positions, and sometimes in knowing them. She couldn’t say what she read because she didn’t read anything. She was utterly unconcerned by all this and seemed in fact rather proud of it: It was evidence of her authenticity. She experienced criticism as both partisan and cruel because she could see no truth in any of it. She wasn’t thoughtful enough to know she wasn’t thoughtful enough. Her presentation up to the end has been scattered, illogical, manipulative and self-referential to the point of self-reverence. “I’m not wired that way,” “I’m not a quitter,” “I’m standing up for our values.” I’m, I’m, I’m.

In another age it might not have been terrible, but here and now it was actually rather horrifying. “”"

You Republicans will never learn. She’s the best thing to happen to the Party…….the DEMOCRATIC PARTY. She unites them like no other while dividing the Republicans and alienating the Independents who the Republicans NEED to win in a national election.

My question is: Is Sarah Palin an UNDERCOVER DEMOCRAT??? Gotta be for all the good she has done for the Republican Party.

Gotta love it!

clyde

July 12th, 2009
11:43 am

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clyde

July 12th, 2009
11:46 am

Whomever is stealing my name can cease and desist anytime.Go pick on someone your own size.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
11:48 am

I said that we were losing twice as many jobs in January PER MONTH WHEN BUSH LEFT (CAN YOU READ) that we’re losing now. I gave the figure. When you twist words you should have read, you make it up, and your leading candidate the mentally ill Palin lives to make things up.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
11:51 am

The job situation and the economy was wrecked on multiple fronts by Bush for eight years. It’s not going to turn around in 6 months–it’s going to take years and that’s not going to change.

And all the people jumping up and down are careful to

offer no economic solutions

make sure they don’t name who they think can beat Obama in 2012.

Republicans are great at pissing on any ideas; they can’t come up with any of their own. That’s why you continue to lose.

All of these economic cry babies have no ideas of what they’d do. You thought there was an economic boom during Bush and when he left in January? Is that right?

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
11:54 am

The list of major Republican writersy and political advisors pissing on Palin is infinite. I quoted Mike Murphy and have linked the Vanity Fair article several times quoting McCain’s campaign runners.

She’s a joke–the trainwreck that keeps on giving. She needs treatment for her Borderline Personality and she won’t get it. She has done irreversible damage to Alaska and knows she couldn’t even beat Lisa Murkowski.

clyde

July 12th, 2009
11:55 am

Actually I believe enough has been written about Mrs.Palin that there will never be another origional thought published about her.I read a professional assessment of her supposed mental state a while back and every hack has picked up on it like they were the inventor of the diagnosis.I think that there are actually only four subjects about Mrs. Palin that are being expounded upon by the pundits and they’ve pretty much beaten them to death.

We now need to concentrate on which politician we think is after David BroOks’s A$$.

booger

July 12th, 2009
12:05 pm

Please run palin….

From 11:14, and I quote!…….Obama cuts unemployment in half from what it was in January.

You’re just too easy. Think I’ll do something a bit more challenging.

deegee

July 12th, 2009
12:15 pm

Kyle Wingfield’s editorial was interesting. Kyle was appalled that our republican gubernatorial candidate, John Oxendine would make a political statement at the bedside of his wife after she just gave birth. Kyle’s opinion is that family members should not be a part of the drama in the political theater. Kyle laments that Sarah Palin quit her job because of the toll it took on her family. The obvious question is, “whose fault was that?” Sarah Palin has been traveling with her family and placing them around her like stage props for years. That was her choice. Any politician that repeats that mistake is bound to make a mess of their family life. In the case of Mark Sanford I found it interesting that his wife has been his campaign manager for years. She probably should have helped him a little less. Typically, men don’t like getting help from their wives, i.e., Bill and Hillary.

clyde

July 12th, 2009
12:25 pm

Stimulus checks to individuals worked well to boost the economy.Many were confiscated by individual states to satisfy some debt or other,some,like mine were squirreled away for a future rainy day,A lot of them went to the drug dealer,some went to pay down debt and somewhere around $316 was actually spent on something benefitting the economy.Yes we need another stimulus.

Money given to AIG is being used wisely,bonuses are being paid again.I was worried about whether they were going to get their extra millions.GM is out of bankruptcy.Things are moving right along.Ford is apparently talking about not building the Ranger anymore,instead concentrating on boosting the sales of the F-150.I wasn’t going to buy a new Ranger anyway.

I repeat,I need more stimulus money.

Raise taxes.That’s always good for the economy.Pass cap and trade.That will help immensely.Taxing the rich is always good for a laugh.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
12:33 pm

Taxing the rich is going to be a major plank of health care and it should be. ds It’s no laughing matter. The people who are being taxed for a public health option so that it doesn’t screw doctors the way Medicaid and Medicare have find all kinds of creative and often illegal ways to avoid paying any taxes. Right now about 52000 rich Americans are wetting their pants waiting to see whether their hidden tax shelters are going to be exposed by a federal court in Florida tomorrow so that their money can be seized and they can be prosecuted.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
12:38 pm

Kyle doesn’t seem to be apauled that Sumo Wrestler and do nothing Governor Purdue has done zero for roads, and has his own illegal land deals going.

And Kyle should be lamenting that Palin is unqualified to hold any office. Palin chose to showcase her family and at this moment is engaged in a very public feud with her ex-son-in-las to be and the father of her illegitimate grand child.

If Palin has any aspirations to be President, and your party stupidly thinks she’s “the og to pne for you” according to polls, there is going to be a lot brighter light on her dysfunctional family.

Palin is not going to be able to run for President by avoiding comprehenxive interviews except Faux Greta. BTW she invited about 8 major media outlets onto her fishing boat where she talked gibberish at a manic pace using a cadence generally reserved for auctioneers.

She wanted to make sure tno substantive quetions could be asked.

Kyle is a loser installed by the Right Wing Co

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
12:40 pm

Kyle is a loser installed by the Right Wing Cox Board who booted Bookman, Tucker, and Downey and turned AJC into a fifth rate high school level paper that values covering Atlanta Housewives and Michael Jackson rather than substantive national and international news.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
12:44 pm

Why does Palin persist in hiding frome comprehensive, substantive interviewers from major media outlets? I’ll answer that. It’s because the quetions quickly show she has no grasp of policy needed to hold major office, and quickly reveals her inept stream of consciousness speech that daisy chains specious platitude after platitude.

The woman’s a cipher. Mike Murphy nailed her cold on Thursday. And millions of people read Murphy while very few read little Kyle.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
12:45 pm

Why does Palin avoid major interviews from anyone but Faux Greta whose husband set up her Pac?

Alex Neill

July 12th, 2009
1:04 pm

Faux Greta’s husband, Mein Heir, is a bagman for Democrats.

Alex Neill

July 12th, 2009
1:12 pm

As Dr. Strangelove once said, “Mein Fuhrer…excuse me, I mean ‘My President’!”

I’d meant “Mein Herr[ing]“.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
1:16 pm

No actually Faux Greta’s husband and Greta have a major agenda which is Scientology. For his own self serving reasons, and to get superficial interviews for his fired from CNN (which is a terribly superficial Michael Jackson all the time station) wife.

He had a stupid plan to forge an alliance between Hillary Clinton and Palin. The more Van Susteren talks and blogs the goofier she looks.

Again the question remains and the answer remains: Why won’t Palin interview widely and deeply?

Answer: She can’t answer questions substantively. Her Borderline mind rattles off non-sensical cliches.

She can’t name books or papers she reads because she doesn’t read.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
1:19 pm

I mean money will be taxed under the Health Care Bill that passes. Only a moron confuses the crappy Waxman bill with a Health Care Bill. I’ve covered this for you in the past 48 hours. If you can’t keep up, keeping quiet would be best.

There will be a tax on the wealthy in the HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL:

As I said and 1984 aka Andy AKA Michael Smith can’t read:

it appears that the tax hike would take the form of a “surcharge” of 1 percent on incomes from $280,000 to $400,000, 1.5 percent on incomes of $400,000 to $800,000 and 3 percent on incomes of $800,000 and above. This means that someone making $500,000 would pay about an extra $2,700 in taxes each year, and someone making $1,000,000 would pay an extra $13,200. The burden, in other words, would fall disproportionately on those who earn not just in the six figures, but rather in the seven figures, for whom much more of their income would become subject to the 3 percent rate.

deegee

July 12th, 2009
1:46 pm

LOL, the only people that get upset about the prospect of an extra $2,700 in taxes each year are the ones that listen to Hannity and would miss $2,700 if they lost it. The people that would actually have to pay the extra money in taxes spend more than that on a golf weekend.

clyde

July 12th, 2009
1:57 pm

I have decided I would like to have to pay an extra $13,200 a year in taxes providing my income is boosted to $ one million.I believe I would be farther ahead that way.

@@

July 12th, 2009
2:22 pm

But the core of the problem remains somehow mysterious.

Most often, hoarding is considered a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder, an illness in which people cannot stop certain thoughts and behaviors, such as washing their hands or worrying about germs incessantly. About one-quarter of those people hoard.

@@

July 12th, 2009
2:23 pm

Oops! Pardon the misplaced topic if it ever appears. At present it’s awaiting moderation.

Should have been on Wooten’s site.

@@

July 12th, 2009
2:29 pm

How’d that get here? When I posted the 2:22 (awaiting moderation) Bookman’s site popped up. When I posted the Oops! it was at Bookman’s as well.

The AJC’s server leaves much to be desired.

Kyle Wingfield once again writes a good column regarding Oxendine’s “exploits”.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
2:42 pm

Kyle Wingfield is a ditzbrain like Palin. AJC’s servers aren’t the problem–they’re IT personnel are numbbrains like their columnists and the Cox Board.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
2:47 pm

Why would anyone make the divine and euridite @@ (Palin’s twin) await moderation? Isn’t Bookman one of the people Cox kicked off the Editorial Board to make room for right wing suits along? with Tucker and Downey

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — How the heck are ya, ya big hero?? Long time no hear, pardner. Y did u defriend me on Facebook?

MCCAIN: @AKGovSarahPalin — I needed room for Kissinger.

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — Funny! Up here slaying salmon & assisting orphaned moose calves w/ Todd & kids @ Bristol Bay. Need SUPERHUGE favr!!?? ;)

MCCAIN: @AKGovSarahPalin — Another one?

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — LOL! My publisher, Harpercollins, wants u 2 blurb my book. It wld b rockin’! u + me + hot pix of me = $$$!

MCCAIN: @AKGovSarahPalin — Busy watchdogging Obama, who’s acting naïve with kgb russians and spending like drunkn sailr. Apologies, drunkn sailrs.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
3:05 pm

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — Obama is so uneconomic.

MCCAIN: @AKGovSarahPalin — Warren Buffett says Wall St ripping off govt on stimulus. He says 1st stimulus bill like eating half-tab Viagra & candy.

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — First Dude doesn’t need Viagra!!! So, anyhoo, the blurb?

MCCAIN: @AKGovSarahPalin — Hanging with Joe & Lindsey. Was on CSPAN’s Wash Journal, in case you missed it go to my website to watch video.

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — Like I have time to watch CSPAN when I’m all over NBC, ABC, CNN, and FOX, u goose!! And my cool Time “Renegade” cover!!!

MCCAIN: @AKGovSarahPalin — Very busy tracking China unrest, Honduras coup, thugs running Burma, protests in Iran. Obama weak-kneed on Iran.

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — Whatev. But seriously, I’m riding a really big story up in AK, in case you hadn’t noticed. Me and Jacko rule the news!

MCCAIN: @AKGovSarahPalin — That’s exactly what’s wrong with my former base, the media.

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — No need 2 get snippy. Life with u wasn’t so awesome. Vanity Fair says ur BFFs called me “Little Shop of Horrors.”

MCCAIN: @AKGovSarahPalin — I see u still can’t control Levi, who says u quit 2 cash in on the book and TV offers. On Fox, you’d b just another fox.

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — Just progressing my bank account. Couldn’t marry rich like some lucky cusses we know.

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
3:21 pm

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 12th, 2009
10:01 am

And you’re an Anti-American liar, which makes you more than a loser.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
3:38 pm

MCCAIN: @AKGovSarahPalin — Leave Cindy out of this and I won’t tell you how I really felt about antics of “The Real World: Wasilla.”

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — I should’ve quit ur campaign when ur team was undermining me, just like Obama WH is doing 2 me now on ethics complaints.

MCCAIN: @AKGovSarahPalin — That’s ridic. You’re more paranoid than Hillary. Quitting isn’t noble. That’s why I’m still fighting nasty earmarks.

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — And I hear ur losing on those, old timer. Maybe u should think about quitting. :(

MCCAIN: @AKGovSarahPalin — Hey, Daffy. I’m running for reelection next yr. Some of us know u have 2 b in govt to “effect change” in govt.

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — That’s the old-fashnd thinking that got ur butt kicked. I did all I could 2 get u crowds & drag u across the finish line.

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
3:52 pm

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
11:20 am

News you choose to ignore desperate socialist loser is the Blue Dogs like Rep. John “Blue Dog” Barrow who will not vote to pass the socialist Obumer-ACORN-SEIU-Family USA-Care public option.

http://static1.firedoglake.com/1/files//2009/07/blue-dog-letter-20090710-1.pdf

What happened to caps and trades? Put on the Senate’s back burner until August?

Obumer and his socialist Dem-beciles losing everywhere.

Yeah, run Sarah, all over the country raising money to elect conservative populous candidates in 2010 to replace these lousy liberal nanny state socialist tax, borrow and spend losers.

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
3:54 pm

Geeze, does P2012 have a life? Family? Job? WTF is up with that deranged psychopath libtroll from hell? What a sad, pathetic human being. The good news is that libtard POS is mortal like the rest of us and will return to dirt some day.

Anyway, this is exhibit #12,323 of the New York Slimes showing libtard bias. The Cliff Notes version: Sotomayor struggling with diabetes is “inspiring”, but Palin having a kid is “troubling”. Only in libtard land……….

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New York Times White House reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg issued another flattering bunch of factoids about Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor — she controls her diabetes: “Court Nominee Manages Diabetes With Discipline.” Stolberg suggested that Sotomayor’s “no-nonsense” approach to her insulin injections was a sign of how she will tackle Supreme Court cases.

‘Judge Sonia Sotomayor carries a small black travel pouch, not much larger than a wallet. It contains the implements she needs — a blood sugar testing kit, a needle and insulin — to manage diabetes, a disease she has had for 46 years. Friends say she is not shy about using it. “She’ll be eating Chinese dumplings,” said Xavier Romeu Matta, a former law clerk to the judge, “and she’ll say, ‘Excuse me sweetie,’ and pull out the kit and inject her insulin.” That no-nonsense attitude, combined with the attention to detail that characterizes her legal opinions, has been a hallmark of Judge Sotomayor’s approach to Type 1 diabetes, according to friends, colleagues and her longtime doctor, Andrew Jay Drexler. An endocrinologist in Los Angeles, Dr. Drexler pronounced her “in very good health” in a letter provided by the White House.’

Stolberg treated Sotomayor as almost heroic for keeping her diabetes under control and never suggested her medical condition could be a hindrance to performing on the highest court in the land. So, when John McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, did Stolberg laud Palin as heroic for being both a governor and mother of five children? Of course not. In fact, Stolberg took the opposite approach, suggesting the job of both vice president and mother would be too much for Palin to handle.

‘She herself, Gov. Palin, has a new baby, and so one question that comes up, is this is a woman that has a lot going on in her personal life, she’s got a new baby herself, her daughter’s about to get married and have a baby, a lot going on there. I do think it’s a fair question to ask how she will juggle those responsibilities. Maybe it’s a question that wouldn’t be asked of a man, as Steve Schmidt said, but it is a question that I think Americans will ask.”‘
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Nah, no libtard media bias whatsoever, right?

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
3:59 pm

When PMSNBC talks about AIG bonuses, you know something is wrong. Now for you short bus riding Obamabots, AIG bonuses were hidden in that first “stimulus” bill that the libtards passed without even reading and Chris Dodd was the genius behind it. Yeah, this competence of these libtards running Washington is going to last, isn’t it?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31838220/ns/business-us_business

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
4:08 pm

It’s Justice Sotamayor now. And I’d commend her for being a childhood Type 1 (not all of them in fact are) and keeping her Glyc HB nl for over 40 years.

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
4:20 pm

Thought you said you don’t read neocon posts here, libtard trash. I knew you did, you pathological psychotic LIAR.

Anyway, check this out folks. Manbearpig (the Algore) says that the US Climate Bill will be about bringing “Global Governance.” Uh huh. Really. This is the definition of libtardism, the modern kook left, and Dimocrats: they WILL run your life. What, you didn’t think those jackalcrat libtards were TRULY for freedom now, did you?

http://www.climatedepot.com/a/1893/Gore-US-Climate-Bill-Will-Help-Bring-About-Global-Governance

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
4:26 pm

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
1:19 pm

Michael H. Smith is none other than Michael H. Smith not andy or bruicie wilcox you anti-American loser.

Read, if you can, the letter the “Blue Dogs” sent to Comrades Pelosi and Hoyer.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132×8521559

The Obumer- ACORN – SEIU – Families USA – Care public plan is in deep trouble before it hits the House floor.

What happened to caps and trades? Put on the Senate back burner?

Obumer losing everywhere – misreading the economy like you misreading everything – his Porkulus wasteful big government spending package has fallen and can’t get the limp economy-up on half a Viagra table and a handful of candy. :lol:

Yeah Sarah, run all over the country in 2010 raising money to defeat Obumer and his socialist Dem-beciles before this country becomes the United Socialist States of American and fiscally implodes like that other 70 year failed communist nanny state experiment.

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
4:27 pm

Oh yeah, and of course the New York Slimes and DNCNN is all over the Cheney story about how he allegedly withheld CIA information about a secret program from Congress. Anyone with an IQ above room temperature knows this is a well organized smoke screen in an attempt to save Pelosi’s face in her claims that the CIA lied to her about waterboarding. Why? Simple: this alleged plan was never actually implemented. The Slimes fails to tell you that, as per libtard DNC media usual…….

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/12/us/politics/12intel.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
4:32 pm

You nailed it MHS! Palin is going to be lobbying and raising money. And at the rate of these jackalcrats running this nation RIGHT INTO THE GROUND, well, I don’t want to give anything away, but are those jackalcrat libtards going to be in a for a rude awakening in 2012, and possibly 2010. Check the trend line out:

http://www.pollingreport.com/obama_job.htm#ObamaJob

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
4:37 pm

Libtards think that just merely by raising taxes on the evil rich that they will be able to pay for all their wonderful candyassed fairy tale libtard utopian [incompetent] government-run socialist crap like “free” universal health care for all (never mind 86% of the US has a health care plan and 75% of them are happy with it – nah, facts like that mean nothing to libtards). If you want to see the future of America under libtardism, look no further than Kalifornia:

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/jul/09/lz1e9dabish224935-tax-increases-costing-vital-loca/?opinion&zIndex=129010

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
4:48 pm

“Michael H. Smith is none other than Michael H. Smith not andy or bruicie wilcox you anti-American loser.”

MHS: you will note that any Conservative who gives libtardism its due hell is considered “Andy”on this blog. Pay no attention to the trash. Just kick it.

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
4:50 pm

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
4:32 pm

I for one sure as hell hope so, she can do it too. These nitwit liberal socialist Dem-beciles really don’t know what they may be unleashing. This lady is not one to sit on the sidelines for long, not saying she is vindictive but she strikes me as the type person that gets-even long before she gets mad. Which means the word quit really isn’t in her vocabulary but the word alternative is likely to be found somewhere in her conservative little red book.

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 12th, 2009
4:55 pm

DUMB DUMB MICHAEL H. SMITH IRAQ HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH 9-11 JACKA$$,THAT`S WHY I SAID WE BOMBED THE WRONG COUNTRY IDIOT,REMEMBER THE HIJACKERS WERE FROM SAUDI ARABIA,THE 18 OR 19 THAT FLEW THE PLANES INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER,THEY WERE NOT FROM IRAQ,SO WHY IN THE HELL DID WE BOMB THE WRONG COUNTRY LIKE IRAQ,INSTEAD OF BOMBING SAUDI ARABIA?

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
4:58 pm

Well, it sure is comforting to know that the Congressional Black Caucus is looking into such important matters such as the racial makeup of committee staffs……

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Black Caucus Studies Racial Makeup of House Committee Staffs
By Janie Lorber
The New York Times

Among Democrats on Capitol Hill, black aides are significantly more likely to work for committees whose chairmen are African-American, according to a survey conducted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

Blacks make up nearly half the staffs at two committees with black chairmen — the Oversight and Government Reform and Homeland Security — while there are only two blacks among the 55 staff members working for the House Agriculture and Rules committees, both of which are headed by white representatives.

“The survey confirms what members have noticed anecdotally—the lack of African-American staffers on Capitol Hill, particularly in senior positions,” said Representative Barbara Lee, Democrat of California and the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, in a statement Thursday. “We are aware that there are efforts under way to address this institutionally and the caucus is committed to lending assistance to House leadership and committee chairs to ensure a more diverse workforce on Capitol Hill.”

The unpublished survey, first reported by CQ early Thursday morning, is an initial, if not the only, attempt to document the racial breakdown of Hill employees — a quest that has become increasingly common in Washington since the election of President Obama.

But, on the whole, the survey found that the percentage of blacks working on Capitol Hill, 18.7 percent, is actually greater than the proportion of African-Americans — at 12.8 percent — in the national population.

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Meanwhile, still no word on whether or not there was a “hate” crime in Ohio when a white family was attacked after a July 4th fireworks show:

http://www.ohio.com/news/50172282.html

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 12th, 2009
5:00 pm

I`M SO GLAD THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY SCREWED OVER ITS REDNECK STUPID BASE,HOW DOES IT FEEL NOT BEING ABLE TO PAY FOR YOUR TRAILOR HOUSE AND YOUR 4X4 PICK-UP TRUCK,WHERE ARE THE JOBS YOU HAD WHEN CLINTON WAS IN OFFICE? YOU STUPIDS VOTED 2 TIMES FOR SUPER STUPID BUSH AND THIS IS THE RESULTS,AND I`M GLAD OF THE RESULTS,BECAUSE RURAL DUMB REDNECK GEORGIA IS SUFFERING THE MOST!

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
5:04 pm

Will someone please put that EVIL LIBTARD out of its pathetic misery once at for all? That would be great, thanks.

Anyway, MHS: this nation is not majority libtard left. It is center to center right. There are more self-proclaimed Conservatives than self-defecating libtards (hehehe – that was good). Those mindless mouth breathers honestly believe they are the future of this nation and that Conservatives and Conservatism is dead (note how said libtard mouth breathers continue to defecate on this blog since we’re so meaningless these days..).

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
5:04 pm

That’s not all you said you dumbass anti-American.

Having trouble remembering your exact lies?

I used your very words LAIR (and the entire context changes nothing).

“BUT WE BOMB EVERYBODY THAT CANT BOMB BACK”

That is what YOU said YOU ANTI-AMERICAN LAIR!

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
5:07 pm

Speaking of Ohio, maybe Bidenplugs, who didn’t even know what in the hell the website was for the “Stimulus” bill, can help Ohioans understand exactly where the F their tax dollars went. Side note: Obama’s approval rating has dropped 13 points in the last two months in Ohio – one of the key states in the election.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/07/wonder-where-all-those-stimulus-are-going-maybe-biden-knows.html

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
5:14 pm

Bidenplugs: Real Men Of Genius. LMAO……….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toorZ2X8PyE

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
5:19 pm

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
5:04 pm

I’m very well aware of that fact. We are in very point of fact a center-right nation 40% Conservative 39% Centrist 21% Liberal. Obumer and these liberal socialist Dem-beciles were not elected by liberal or ethnic minority votes. That happened because of frustrated majority centrist electorate and a few fed-up conservatives with no better candidates on the ballots to elect that voted for write-ins.

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
5:20 pm

So, The Teleprompter In Chief urges “patience” with the so-called stimulus bill and Bidenplugs continues to backpedal and say they “miscalculated” the economy. One has to wonder: did these incompetents urge as much “patience” in going through what was IN the special interest spending…. err I mean stimulus bill? Like HELL.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31877228/ns/business-us_business

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
5:36 pm

As I live and breath… call it having a good read on people or whatever.

Weep your crying heart out Jay Bookman. :lol:

Palin Says She’ll Stump for Conservative Democrats

Palin Would Campaign for Conservative Democrats Who Share Her Values

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=8064710&page=1

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 12th, 2009
5:40 pm

YOU CAN`T FIGHT THE TRUTH WITH YOUR MADE UP REPUBLICAN LIES MICHAEL H. SMITH,WHY DONT YOU SAY ANYTHING ABOUT COUNTRIES LIKE RUSSIA AND CHINA SUPPLYING COUNTRIES LIKE NORTH KOREA AND IRAN WITH WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION,YOU ONLY GO AFTER THE SMALLER COUNTRIES INSTEAD OF GOING STRAIGHT TO THE SOURCE WHICH IS RUSSIA AND CHINA? BOMB THEM BIG AND BAD NEO-CON?

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
5:40 pm

“LOL, the only people that get upset about the prospect of an extra $2,700 in taxes each year are the ones that listen to Hannity and would miss $2,700 if they lost it. The people that would actually have to pay the extra money in taxes spend more than that on a golf weekend.”–deegee

It’s THEIR money, you mindless left wing libtard neo-communist WRETCH, NOT YOURS.

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
5:41 pm

And what’s up with AJC’s servers? How come posts appear and then disappear? From the incompetence of the Urinal Constipation to the incompetence of running blogs. No surprises.

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 12th, 2009
5:44 pm

NEVER DO YOU HEAR THE GOP HICKS ON THESE BLOGS ADMIT THAT THE BUSH ADMINSTRATION PUT AMERICA IN THE WORST SHAPE IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA,THESE SUPER STUPID HICKS WILL BLAME OBUMER FOR BUSH RECORD JOBLOSS NUMBERS.

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
5:51 pm

“Palin Says She’ll Stump for Conservative Democrats”

Well shucks, the cat is out of the bag now! It will be interesting to see what she has to say about Indiana’s Evan Bayh. Well have a good Sunday evening MHS, and keep the heat on the libtards – they deserve hell. Time for a nice quiet evening of steak, the wife, and a good Blu-Ray movie. Freedom to own and eat anything in this nation is the greatest thing ever. Too bad libtardism doesn’t agree with freedoms…… Peace out.

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
5:54 pm

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 12th, 2009
5:40 pm

Truth is something you know very little of as facts reveal. Telling a few more lies will not cover up the rest of your anti-American lying trash.

Just to inform YOU I speak as I choose to speak and on what I choose to talk about, when I’m ready to say it at my convenience. Those who know me have heard a great deal of what I’ve said on Russia, China, India, both Koreans, the Middle East and the Americas.

Keep lying, YOU will never lie enough to cover YOUR last big anti-American lie.

“BUT WE BOMB EVERYBODY THAT CANT BOMB BACK”

Michael H. Smith

July 12th, 2009
6:02 pm

Freakenstein

July 12th, 2009
5:51 pm

And the best to you my friend on this fine Sunday evening. Supper is nearly on the table and I’ve better things to do with myself than yammer with this left-wing loony that can’t keep the lies “IT” has told, straight.

Alex Neill

July 12th, 2009
6:34 pm

It’s not true that Palin can’t read. That’s just cruel and unfair. My understanding is that she does read, until her finger gets sore.

Northern Songs LTD

July 12th, 2009
7:02 pm

EVIL, Michael, Palin(s) -A bigger pile of horse doo-doo have I ever had the joy to scroll over.

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 12th, 2009
7:36 pm

MICHAEL H. SMITH WE BOMB ON PEOPLE THAT CAN`T BOMB BACK,SADDAM WAS TRAPPED IN HIS OWN COUNTRY,AND COULD NOT LAUNCH ANY NUCLEAR WEAPON WHICH YOU REDNECKS LIED ABOUT,SO MIKE WE DO STILL BOMB ON COUNTRIES THAT CAN`T BOMB BACK!

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
7:49 pm

I read a few idiotic pubtard posts. What I said idiot with Palin’s lack of reading ability is that I never read pastes or links from the pubtards here and I don’t.

It’s hilairous that the pubtards have never, can never, will never be able to argue an issue. They always turn their childish anger towards people who don’t agree with their primitive ignorant ideas.

Wonder why your ass gets handed to you in Elections and votes? There’s your answer.

What’s on tap for next week. Dems will make a fool out of the pubtards on Judiciary committee (some of the dumbest) and new Senator Al Franken will make his debut on Judiciary.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
7:51 pm

The US doesn’t dare bomb countries with the nukes. That’s why North Korea and Iran have ‘em over a barrel. Moron Bush suspended all intelligence operations and pulled all assets from Iran. Boy that worked well.

FreedomOfInformationAct

July 12th, 2009
8:07 pm

Whats the one thing the GOP and the neoconservatives cannot afford? The ever grown group of disenfranchised voters forced off the unemployment lines since their dear leader bush left office. That will cause sarah to bow out once and for all.

Hundreds of Thousands of Workers Will Lose Unemployment Benefits Soon
By Marie Cocco, Washington Post Writers Group. Posted July 10, 2009.
http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=93531

You might be interested in:
Unemployed and on the Verge of Losing Everything: “I Don’t Know How I’ll Make It”
Abyss of Joblessness: The Economy Can’t Improve Unless We Put People Back to Work
Unemployment Is Hitting Men Particularly Hard — and Both Sexes Are Losing Out
This Crisis Is Way Bigger Than Dead Banks and Wall Street Bailouts

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 12th, 2009
10:22 pm

“Palin Willing To Campaign For Democrats”

She’s been doin’ that since you first heard her name. Just be your stupid self Sarah and parade your moron followers. That’s all we need from ya.

Davo

July 12th, 2009
10:59 pm

“Run, Sarah, run. Actually, all candidates should resign to run for higher office. All four of the presidential and vice presidential candidates last year, including Palin, held onto their jobs until they got something better.”

Run, JW, run with that crazy idea that Palin is your savior. The times havent changed so much as your beloved GOP has. You guys had your chance and blew it…entirely. Consevative values will eventually win out….but not under the GOP.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 13th, 2009
12:30 am

Palin’s Missteps and Ignored Advice

ANCHORAGE — In late March, a senior official from the Republican Governors Association headed for Alaska on a secret mission. Sarah Palin was beset by such political and personal turmoil that some powerful supporters determined an intervention was needed to pull her governorship, and her national future, back from the brink.

The official, the association’s executive director, Nick Ayers, arrived with a memorandum containing firm counsel, according to several people who know its details: Make a long-term schedule and stick to it, have staff members set aside ample and inviolable family time to replenish your spirits, and build a coherent home-state agenda that creates jobs and ensures re-election.

Like so much of the advice sent Ms. Palin’s way by influential supporters, it appeared to be happily received and then largely discarded, barely slowing what was, in retrospect, an inexorable march toward the resignation she announced 10 days ago.

Ms. Palin had returned to her home state from the presidential campaign as one of the hopeful prospects in her struggling party, even if she had much to prove to her detractors. Standing before the Legislature in January, she vowed to retake her office with “optimism and collaboration and hard work to get the job done.”

But interviews in Alaska and in Washington show that a seemingly relentless string of professional and personal troubles quickly put that goal out of reach.

Almost as soon as she returned home, the once-popular governor was isolated from an increasingly critical Legislature. Lawmakers who had supported her signature effort to develop a natural gas pipeline turned into uncooperative critics. In mid-spring, as the country grew alarmed over the swine flu, Ms. Palin skipped a briefing for administration officials on the outbreak by her chief medical officer, Dr. Jay C. Butler. A spokeswoman, Sharon Leighow, noted that the teleconference took place about a month before the first case of the flu was reported in Alaska and that at the time the governor was meeting with top staff on the issue of federal stimulus funds. Since then, the state has had 122 confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu.

Dr. Jim Wooten has stated that concern overe H1N1 is “completely overblown”, which ignores the history of several double phased viral pandemics.

Liar's lair

July 13th, 2009
9:21 am

Michael’s ignorance is cute.

Churchill's MOM

July 13th, 2009
9:29 am

Why are the northern liberals and the NYT always against our next President?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/13/us/politics/13palin.html?hp

****Handel 2010*****Palin Sanford 2012**********

clyde

July 13th, 2009
10:07 am

Obama wants slavery taught in the U.S. schools.I don’t believe he wants it all taught.Just the whites are bad part.Blacks owned slaves here in the U.S. He probably won’t want that mentioned.Blacks sold blacks in Africa.Keep that as quiet as possible.If you’re going to teach it,teach it all.If not,let sleeping dogs lie.

getalife

July 13th, 2009
10:08 am

“I’ve Seen 1,200 Torture Photos” :

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/13/752875/-Ive-Seen-1,200-Torture-Photos

Oh geez.

More gop should pull a palin and go bailin like palin and Jim.

Quit.

Pat

July 13th, 2009
10:16 am

Ralph Reed is a lesbian. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. She should just stop pretending to be a man.

James Malone

July 13th, 2009
11:30 am

Since when does bald assertion and out of context snippets of information qualify as “commentary.” Who the hell at AJC gave this clown a job?

Chris Broe

July 13th, 2009
11:31 am

I plan on supporting Ralph Reed. He had me at “Halo”.

Chris Broe

July 13th, 2009
11:45 am

I also plan on supporting my favorite muse ever, Sarah Palin. (How do I trap a muse who traps moose?) She won’t get embarrassed by wardrobe indiscretions this time. I know how to dress a muse.

Sarah Palin is the face that launched a thousand Bill Shipps, you know.

Hilary

July 13th, 2009
11:57 am

Capitalism creates prostitution.

clyde

July 13th, 2009
12:15 pm

Today is the beginning of the hearings on a biased Justice for The Supreme Court.Thankfully she has only one voice and one vote and she replaces one of her own.Her vote will be left always,and the constitution will never get in her way of her decisions.Yes,she will easily be confirmed.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 13th, 2009
12:29 pm

I disagree with Mr. Wooten in most political respects, but Mr. Wooten did not have a career where he went “bailin’”. Mr. Wooten worked every day at different publications, and as far as I can tell, he is still blogging at the rate he was before he retired. That’s a far cry from bailin’.

He should enjoy retirement and in the best health possible.

Says Tzu

July 13th, 2009
12:52 pm

Sessions sure knows how to say it:

‘But Republican leaders nevertheless launched a sharp political attack on her record, hoping to highlight what they say are Obama’s plans to use the Supreme Court to drive social change. “I believe our legal system is at a dangerous crossroads,” said Senator Jeff Sessions, the top ranking Republican on the committee. “Down one path is the traditional American legal system, so admired around the world, where judges impartially apply the law to the facts without regard to their own personal views. “Down the other path lies a Brave New World where words have no true meaning and judges are free to decide what facts they choose to see. In this world, a judge is free to push his or her own political and social agenda.”‘

Oh it’s much more than just being at a crossroads in the Justice system. The libDims at the helm are destroying corporations, selling this nation out to tax hell under some junk science of global warming bill (Cap-n-Trade) while allowing China and India to spew emissions unchecked, destroying our defensive nukes, and wanting to rip away 20% of the US economy known as health care and turning it over to government control. And you know what? Those people and their mindless supporters are going to blame Bush & Cheney for THEIR commanded ride to economic hell.

Says Tzu

July 13th, 2009
1:19 pm

Yeah, here’s sheer genius on how the libDims think about the SKY FALLING if that pathetic Cap-n-Trade isn’t passed:

“WASHINGTON — If the Senate doesn’t pass a bill to cut global warming, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer says, there will be dire results: droughts, floods, fires, loss of species, damage to agriculture, worsening air pollution and more. She says there’s a huge upside, however, if the Senate does act: millions of clean-energy jobs, reduced reliance on foreign oil and less pollution for the nation’s children.”

Who out there really believes that these libDims commandeering the USS Titanic really believe in reducing foreign energy? The Obamanation has already stated it will kill off coal and the rest of the incompetents at the helm won’t allow drilling, won’t allow nuclear power plants development, and honestly believe that we can windmill and solar our way into the future at our current (and future) power demands. To say out of touch of reality, which as we all know liberalism is, is an extreme understatement. But, that’s what they constantly prove to us on a daily basis. One can only hope and pray that this nation wakes up from its coma and look around what these libDims are doing to this nation.

clyde

July 13th, 2009
1:50 pm

Remember Barbara Steisand,that world renowned environmental scientist?The oe that studied and studied how the weather and other elements affect the carbon emissions of this planet.She’s wailing about carbon dioxide again.Why do these freak shows get quoted? Slow news day?

I question why nuclear power is being left out of the equation in favor of biofuel,that turning of the world’s food supply into diesel.Biofuel would be very attractive if the world’s population was somehow limited,but it won’t be limited.China tried population limiting with a questionable outcome.People outside China didn’t like the results.Or the methods.

I could use a small electric vehicle with a 60 mile range for 80%of my driving.I need this plugged into a cheap source of power.Nuclear fits the bill.Solar and wind power would do nothing to help me as I drive during daylight hours .Repeat:Small electric vehicle,60 mile range,cheap nuclear power,45 mph top speed.80% of my driving.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 13th, 2009
3:10 pm

For the record, Alito and Roberts have never ruled against a corporation in a single opinion in the Supreme Court since they came.

Alito and Roberts have ruled against the defendant in every criminal case before them since taking the S. Ct. bench.

It is amusing to see pronouncements from the Wingnuts here who have no understanding of the basics of federal appellate law, and on health care who have no understanding of the basics of medicine with the same rambling generalities as Palin while they mimic what they hear from Faux News or Rush Bimbaugh.

C-Span 3 will carry the hearings which will be a dog and pony show as usual as will its website and MSNBC’s web site. Faux news will carry no hearings but select exerpts of losing Republican senators grand standing.

It is difficult to believe Sessions has even been to law school.

A study by New York University Law School’s Brennan Center for Justice has analyzed 1,194 constitutional cases decided during Judge Sotomayor’s tenure on the Second Circuit and found her to be solidly in the mainstream of the bench. On the Second Circuit, Judge Sotomayor has voted with the majority in 98.2% of constitutional cases and 94% of her constitutional decisions have been unanimous.

In a letter received today by the Senate Judiciary Committee, more than 1000 academics expressed their support for Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

A number of signatories with diverse specialties and political leanings discussed via conference call Judge Sotomayor’s qualifications and strongly rebuked any characterization of her as a liberal ideologue. The professors believed Judge Sotomayor to be a moderate, pragmatic, and incrementalist jurist across all areas of law.

she has split evenly in ruling for plaintiffs or defendants in business cases: Columbia Law School Professsor John C. Coffee called her a “standout” for businesses in the field of class action certification (citing her participation in In re IPO Securities Litigation), while Arthur Miller, a New York University Law School professor, said she also has shown concern for consumers and public safety in litigation.

Hopefully, Obama’s next two appointments will be constitutional law scholars like Pam Carlin or Kathleen Sullivan of Stanford, or Dawn Johnsen who will soon be confirmed to take over the leadership of OLC.

What the bimbos here don’t realize is that every single word of Obama DOJ’s appellate briefs have been to the right of Bush DOJ’s in total violation of civil liberties with respect to torture, State Secrets (the bimbos don’t understand the concept), illegal wiretapping, and holding individuals in solitary confinement without charges or trial indefinitely with limited access to an attorney, no complete attorney client privilege, and no discovery whatsoever that follows FRCrP (Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure) and the admission of heresay evidence that would be illegal in a federal trial court with rare exception.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 13th, 2009
3:18 pm

From former federal appellate law clerk Dahlia Lithwick:

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have announced that Frank Ricci, the firefighter who recently prevailed in his “reverse discrimination” lawsuit against the city of New Haven, Conn., will testify at Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings. Ricci has become a sort of folk hero for white men everywhere, having dared to stand up against the evils of affirmative action and race-based employment preferences. Next week, he will be called on to make the point, as David Paul Kuhn put it, that Sotomayor, for all her talk of empathy and the real-world impact of judicial decisions, “demonstrated no empathy for the ‘real-world consequences’ of affirmative action on Ricci.”

Ricci is invariably painted as a reluctant standard-bearer; a hardworking man driven to litigation only when his dreams of promotion were shattered by a system that persecutes white men. This is the narrative we will hear next week, but it somewhat oversimplifies Ricci’s actual employment story. For instance, it’s not precisely true, as this one account would have it, that Frank Ricci “never once [sought] special treatment for his dyslexia challenge.” In point of fact, Ricci sued over it.

According to local newspapers, Ricci filed his first lawsuit against the city of New Haven in 1995, at the ripe old age of 20, for failing to hire him as a firefighter. That January, the Hartford Chronicle reported that Ricci sued, saying “he was not hired because he is dyslexic.” The complaint in that suit, filed in federal court, alleged that the city’s failure to hire Ricci because of his dyslexia violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Frank Ricci was one of 795 candidates interviewed for 40 jobs. According to his complaint, the reason he was not hired was that he disclosed his dyslexia in an interview. That case was settled in 1997 with a confidential settlement in which Ricci withdrew his lawsuit in exchange for a job with the fire department and $11,143 in attorney’s fees.

In 1998, Ricci was talking about filing lawsuits again, this time over a dispute with his new employer, Middletown’s South Fire District—which had hired him in August of 1997. According to a Hartford Courant report of Aug. 11, 1998, Ricci was dismissed from the Middletown fire department after only eight months. He promptly appealed his dismissal, claiming that fire officials had retaliated against him for conducting an investigation into the department’s response to a controversial fire. A story in the Hartford Courant dated Aug. 9, 1997, has Ricci vowing “to pursue this to the fullest extent of the law.”

In August of 1998, a state Department of Labor investigation cleared Chief Wayne S. Bartolotta of any wrongdoing in the firing. The Aug. 3, 1998, letter from the state Department of Labor indicated that the case was closed with a finding of no violation. “After a thorough investigation, it was determined that the South Fire District did not discriminate against Mr. Ricci.” Ricci’s response? According to the Courant, Ricci contended “Their decision was political, it has nothing to do with who was right and who was wrong.” He told the paper he would “pursue the matter in civil court.”

Ricci also tried to discredit his former boss, Chief Bartolotta, by disparaging his professional credentials. His fight over access to Bartolotta’s professional training records was resolved between the two of them a week before the matter was slated to be taken up with the state Freedom of Information Commission, according to a Jan. 13, 1998, report in the Hartford Courant.

Eventually, Ricci made his way back to the New Haven Fire Department, where he famously aced his promotions test, then sued, yet again, in 2004.

Ultimately, there are two ways to frame Frank Ricci’s penchant for filing employment discrimination complaints: Perhaps he was repeatedly victimized by a cruel cadre of employers, first for his dyslexia, then again for his role as a whistle-blower, and then a third time for just being white. If that is so, we should all be deeply grateful for the robust civil rights laws that protect Americans from unfair discrimination in the workplace. I look forward to hearing Republican Sen. John Cornyn’s version of that speech next week.

The other way to look at Frank Ricci is as a serial plaintiff—one who reacts to professional slights and setbacks by filing suit, threatening to file suit, and more or less complaining his way up the chain of command. That’s not the typical GOP heartthrob, but I look forward to hearing Sen. Cornyn’s version of that speech next week as well.

When Frank Ricci testifies against Judge Sotomayor, it will be worth recalling that under any other set of facts he would have looked to his GOP sponsors like the kind of unscrupulous professional litigant Rush Limbaugh lives to savage. Is America’s conservative movement really ready for an anti-affirmative action hero who has repeatedly relied on the government to intervene on his behalf to win him—and help him keep—a government job?

Michael H. Smith

July 13th, 2009
4:10 pm

One more time for all the liars that think this anti-American crap is cute:

“BUT WE BOMB EVERYBODY THAT CANT BOMB BACK”

Did Japan bomb America? Did Al Qaeda bomb America?

America is not a cowardly aggressor that goes around the world to bully people and nations because they are weaker than us. The two above examples makes it very clear “LIAR” that we don’t bomb EVERYBODY that can’t bomb back, as YOU said. In fact, in both cases cited above they chose to bomb us.

Michael H. Smith

July 13th, 2009
4:44 pm

Ah woo, affirmative bigotry suffered a monumental Supreme Court loss, in the Ricci case. Make that a second landmark loss now for affirmative bigotry. Sotomayor’s so-called empathy harbors a deep ethnocentric prejudice, which she has voiced on numerous occasions where she chose to serve identity politics in lieu of displaying the quality of good character and the better judgment expected from a potential Supreme Court Justice.

No longer will employers be forced to discriminate against a skin color or those of certain ancestries based purely on the threats of ethnocentric legal actions being brought wrongly against them.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 13th, 2009
5:06 pm

The Ricci case, unknown to ignorant yammerers here, was decided per curiam in the Second Circuit according to Second Circuit precedent. nThe Supreme Court made new law in a 5-4 activist judge opinion. There was no opinion written, and none of the three judges on the panel took ownership of either an affirmative or a dissenting dopinion. It’s vote foltlowed 2nd circuit precedent and it simply affirmed the city of New Haven’s action in 8 sentences stating it affirmed.

Further, Ricci was a chronic litigator since age 20, often suing because of special circumstances and handicaps the very example of affirmative action he now claims he wants no part of. He first sued because he alleged he didn’t get a job because he was dyslexic.

The case in the Supreme Court was voted along political lines 5-4.

Justice Sotamayor’s confirmation is a foregone conclusion. You put the sick moron Palin up for election, and we crushed her.

Meanwhile, Republicans put more nails in their 2012 and 2010 coffins by attacking 11 year old Malia Obama on multiple Right Wing websites with hate speech and racist epithets. These will make great commercials for us, and will bring Hispanic and African American voters who hate Republicans out in even greater record numbers.

Ricci will be easy to attack in the Dems so choose to chop him up in the dog and pony show on Wednesday bringing up the several affirmative action law suits he himself filed since he was age 20 as I’ve already pointed out in detail.

Sotamayor is a done deal at the Supreme Court. We’re looking for the other two justices or more. Time for Scalia and Thomas to say adios.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 13th, 2009
5:19 pm

The Ricci case, which is far from a landmark case, was narrowly opined by Justice Kennedy and it had nothing whatsoever to do with what this legally ignorant moron “Smith” claims that it did. Obviously this twit didn’t read the opinion, and couldn’t understand it to save its life.

The Ricci case was not a major civil rights case as depicted by the above twit Smith–far from it. It was about the claim of danger of future affirmative action litigation by the City of New Haven, and Kennedy’s entire opinion and the dissents centered on this. Of course the yammering twit above did not read the opinion and stupidly claimed it was a “major landmark civil rights case.” It was nothing of the kind.

The fact that the Court’s four more liberal members would affirm the Second Circuit shows that Judge Sotomayor’s views were far from outlandish and put her in line with Judge Souter, who she will replace.

The Court indicates that the state of the law before today’s ruling was “a difficult inquiry,” and that its “holding today clarifies how Title VII applies.” It rejects the plaintiffs’ outright attack on the Second Circuit’s decision as “overly simplistic and too restrictive.”

Justice Ginsburg’s dissent in passing takes the view that the panel’s opinion followed prior Second Circuit precedent. Then the dissenters (in a footnote noted by Jonathan Adler that cites the district court’s discussion of existing Second Circuit precedent) elect not to remand — which would have made the reversal 9-0 — and instead explain why the city should prevail, albeit on a slightly different ground. But they avoid making their disagreement with the court of appeals particularly explicit (the difference is the thin one between whether the city reasonably believed it would be engaging in disparate impact discrimination and whether a court would agree with that belief), and they clearly agree with the bottom line of the Second Circuit,

Michael H. Smith

July 13th, 2009
5:20 pm

“unknown to ignorant yammerers here”

That fits you to the “T”. Rattle on!

Michael H. Smith

July 13th, 2009
5:37 pm

Oh but yes Ricci was a very monumental case. Keep rattling on, since that is all you have.

I paraphrased basically what the court said: You can’t discriminate against a person’s skin color or ancestry based on fear of an affirmative bigotry (action) lawsuit. The firefighters will rightly get their hard-earned promotions. The court sent a clear message to employers, they no longer have to tolerate the threat of ethnocentric intimidation.

Michael H. Smith

July 13th, 2009
5:51 pm

“The city rejected the test results solely because the higher scoring candidates were white,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority, adding that the possibility of a lawsuit from minority firefighters was not a lawful justification for the city’s action.

“Fear of litigation alone,” Justice Kennedy wrote, “cannot justify an employer’s reliance on race to the detriment of individuals who passed the examinations and qualified for promotions.”

The 5-to-4 ruling, which reversed an appeals court decision joined by Judge Sonia Sotomayor, now a Supreme Court nominee, will have broad impact, lawyers specializing in employment discrimination law said.

“This decision will change the landscape of civil rights law,” said Sheila Foster, a law professor at Fordham.

The new standards announced by the court will make it much harder for employers to discard the results of hiring and promotion tests once they are administered, even if they have a disproportionately negative impact on members of a given racial group.

Public employers that use civil service examinations and similar tests will be most directly affected, but the principle announced by the court applies to all employers and all sorts of procedures used to rank and sort potential and current employees.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/30/us/30scotus.html

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 13th, 2009
7:07 pm

Yep the Supreme Court rejected the city’s position. The vote was 5-4 as are most votes. No constitutionial law scholar writing in one single law review has in fact discussed Ricci as a “major landmark case” nor in fact have the discussed it as a major racial statement of the court.

Ricci’s opinions–all of them including Kennedy’s and the dissent written by Ginsberg centered on whether New Haven’s concern for further lawsuits over affirmative action were a valid reason for the Second Circuit to rule for New Haven. Second Circuit precedent indicated it was.

Not only is Ricci not a major landmark case which Smith would never have heard of nor be talking about if it weren’t a right wing straw they cling to, but the impact of Ricci on Justice Sotamayor’s being on the bench in October is the impact of a gnat on a freight train. It will be zero.

Every major law prof blog and constitutional law blog has supported exactly the points I’ve made. None of them support what the twit Smith yammers about.

And Smith never makes a post without referencing me personally. I find that hilarious. We have crushed the Republicans. We are crushing them. We will continue to crush them because they are an extreme base poorly educated, and out of touch with 72% of American voters. This number continues to grow daily.

Republicans are the party of racial bigotry which was displayed this morning when their blogs began to attack eleven year old Maliah Obama with racial epithets because she wore a T Shirt that said “Peace.”

This is because the Republicans are racial and religious bigots, and they sponsered a war that hemorrhage a significant amount of money and killed what is pushing toward 5000 soldiers, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis with more than 2000 Iraqi women homeless who have lost their husbands.

The US is doing zero to find homes for these refugees and is not admiitting any of these displayed Iraqis to the US.

Michael H. Smith

July 13th, 2009
8:44 pm

No constitutionial law scholar writing in one single law review has in fact discussed Ricci as a “major landmark case” nor in fact have the discussed it as a major racial statement of the court.

Reiterating one scholar

This decision will change the landscape of civil rights law,” said “Sheila Foster, a law professor at Fordham”.

A review that clearly calls Ricci a landmark in reference to Justices citing:

Richard Primus Professor of Law: Richard Primus teaches the law, theory, and history of the U.S. Constitution. In the landmark 2009 Supreme Court case Ricci v. DeStefano, Justices in both the majority and the dissent cited his work.In 2008, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on the relationship between history and constitutional interpretation. Primus graduated from Harvard College with an A.B., summa cum laude, in social studies. He then earned a D.Phil. in politics at Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar and the Jowett Senior Scholar at Balliol College. After studying law at Yale, Primus clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi on the Second Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He then practiced law at the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block before joining the Michigan faculty in 2001. He has taught as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, and the University of Tokyo.

http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyBioPage/facultybiopagenew.asp?ID=145

Nah, no one, not a one single review. You wouldn’t accept the facts before YOUR EYES even when they’re running over YOUR BLIND DUMB BUTT like a fleet of Mack trucks.

And Smith never makes a post without referencing me personally.

Alas, truly I’ll have to make amends. My apologies for abusing and misusing the good name of DUMB-ASS on this brain-dead socialist ethnocentric elitist jerk that is personally an insult to the intelligence of all DUMB-ASSES everywhere.

Keep on lying and keep dreaming, 2010 is not that far away. Maybe you’ll crush the Republican again, like you crushed them in 2000 when all America saw was RED. :lol:

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 13th, 2009
10:24 pm

These right wing hicks cited at 5th tier crap law schools don’t fit the definition of constitutional law scholars, and when you pick their names off right wingnut websites written by people with no federal appellate law experience, you’ll quote idiots like Sheila Foster and Richard Primus. Ricci is not a landmark case, and the only reason the Wooten Wingnut hicks have even hears of it is that it’s a thin straw being grasped by losing pubtards who can’t stop any Obama nomination for any court period–supreme, appellate or trial. Neither of these named wingnut flacks argue cases before the Supreme Court or publish in significant law reviews. The vastmajority of constitutional law scholars don’t view Ricci as that big a deal. Further, Ricci can easily be overturned when Obama or the next Democrat replaces the old fart Scalia, or changes the composition of the court with two probably additional appointments he’ll get during the next seven years if not more. If not the next Democratic President elected in 2016 will replace Scalia. No Wooten wingnut can even find the 2nd circuit opinion on Ricci except the 8 sentences that tells how they voted ’cause their ain’t no published opinion. That’s the crappy milieu of per curiam opinions. Both parties litigate and spend many thousands of dollars and hours of time, and they get no opinion to read that analyzes the case or the precedent in the circuit.

Ricci is one of many Title VII cases, and the concensus of the vast majority of con law scholars is that much work and definition of Title VII remains to be done in the next few years.

It isn’t as the twit here reprecents that Ricci hatched 5-4, and that’s it for 50-100 years. That ain’t the way things are in the hood. Sotomayor got it right when she concluded that an employer did not discriminate by refusing to make promotions on the basis of a flawed test that disproportionately screened out minority test-takers.

And what did all the judges at the Second Circuit say when asked to say she got it wrong?

They said they weren’t rehearing the case–she and her two collegues applied 2nd circuit precedent correctly.

The grant or denial of in banc review is governed by 16 Fed. R. App. P. 35, which says that in banc rehearing is disfavored–unless such review is needed for coherence of the Court’s decisions or “the proceeding involves a question of exceptional importance.” Fed. R. App. P. 35(a). Accordingly, the next subdivision of Rule 35 requires the petition to explain why the case falls within one or both of these categories. See Fed. R. App. P. 35(b).

The Second Circuit voted 7-6 not to rehear Ricci and in so doing it affirmed the 3 judge panel’s opinion. In fact then, there were seven judges, a majority of the 2nd circuit who voted to affirm Sotamayor and her panel, and 6 other judges besides Sotamayor including the MAJORITY OF THE 2ND CIRCUIT. WHEN THE CASE GOT TO THE SUPREME COURT, THERE WAS A 5-4 SPLIT.

MANY OTHER CASES COULD RESHAPE RICCI PARTICULARLY WHEN OBAMA AND HIS 2016 SUCCESSOR WHO WILL BE A DEMOCRAT BOTH RESHAPE THE COURT.

By the way which of you wing nut twits–I ask every day wants to tell me who you think is going to beat Obama in 2012? I can’t hear you.

Sotomayor was one of 3 judges who affirmed a 2nd circuit opinion as a per curiam. There is no text of an opinion by her or the other two to critique. The Supreme court had four justices that affirmed Sotomayor and her panel. It wasn’t a 9-zip opinion at SCOTUS, and Ginsberg wrote a strong dissent for the 4 justices that agreed with the panel where Sotomayor was one of 3 people in an 8 sentence opinion which was not even a published opinion.

Further what the ditzbrained non-attorney hicks here don’t know and wouldn’t understand is you’re not just talking one judge Sotamayor in that Ricci per curiam. When the panel decided Ricci in the Second Circuit, the firefighters’ attorney immediately, following FRAPS or Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure petitioned the entire Second Circuit for a rehearing en banc

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 13th, 2009
10:31 pm

The Ricci case has nothing to do with any unfair benefit to minorities. No minority firefighter received a promotion in place of a white firefighter because of this case. Faced with an impossible situation, the City of New Haven avoided certifying the results of an exam that disproportionately affected minority candidates—which if certified could have resulted in a series of discrimination lawsuits by minority candidates—and decided to make everybody—white, black and Hispanic—take a new test. That’s the story. Or as Justice Souter recently put it at the oral argument of the Ricci case before the Supreme Court, the City was “in a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation.” Justice Souter went on to suggest that the “most reasonable reading of this set of facts” was consistent with allowing the City of New Haven the opportunity to do-over the test.

Furthermore, Judge Sotomayor’s role in this case is not one of an “activist” jurist. Judge Sotomayor was one of the three judges on a panel reviewing the plaintiffs’ case that unanimously affirmed the trial court’s 48 page opinion denying the white firefighters’ case. The trial court opinion found that nothing in the record suggested that the City of New Haven had invalidated the test scores because of any discriminatory animus against the white firefighters and relied on established court cases to reach that conclusion. The three-judge panel on which Judge Sotomayor sat simply upheld the trial court’s decision— something that appellate court panels do most of the time – hardly the mark of a “radical,” “left-wing extremist,” “activist” judge

A very important point is that the trial judge relied on a case called Hayden v. County of Nassau, a panel which included a Bush I appointed judge, in reaching her decision. Hayden teaches that municipalities have the discretion to determine whether an exam discriminates against the test-takers and that “the intent to remedy the disparate impact of [the tests] is not equivalent to an intent to discriminate against non-minority applicants.” One more point: the judge found that the decision not to certify the results was “race neutral” because all the test results from black, white and Hispanic firefighters were discarded. The end result was that no one got a promotion and firefighters of every race had to participate in a new test to be considered for promotion.

The panel affirmed and complimented the trial judge’s opinion as “thorough, thoughtful, and well-reasoned.” The panel also understood that the City found itself in a tough spot, having to either uphold test results which would have disproportionately affected minority firefighters potentially violating Title VII or, alternatively, call for a new test which would also likely pose legal and practical challenges. The panel also sympathized with Mr. Ricci’s plight, recognizing that he made intensive efforts to pass the exam and succeeded in scoring highly. That said, the panel agreed with the trial judge’s opinion upholding the City’s decision to invalidate the exams and start over. The City’s actions did not amount to racial discrimination under Title VII and, in fact, were protected under that law because the City acted to meet its obligations under Title VII to avoid a disproportionate racial impact against minorities.

Ricci then asked for a rehearing “en banc.” This procedure allows for a three-judge panel decision to be reviewed by all the active judges in the Second Circuit. Ricci’s petition for en banc review was denied by a vote of 7-6, with Judge Sotomayor joining the majority in denying rehearing.

Please run Palin in 2012!s

July 13th, 2009
10:48 pm

Meet Jeff Sessions the ranking minority bigot on Senate Judidiary or as we call him Loser Sour Grapes Sessions–the Judge wannabe who never made it because of testimony that he was a bigot at his Senate Judiciary Hearing. Want to know why he’s so embittered and obsessed with projecting bios onto Sotamayor? Simple.

In 1986 he was nominated by one of the worst Presidents in history, Ron Reagan to be a district court judge in Alabama. His nomination was kicked to the curb by Senate Judiciary because of his many racist statements in the past.
Senator Kennedy led the questioning of black Assistant US Attorneys from Alabama who quoted bigoted statement after bigoted statement and cited the investigation of Sessions by the DOJ Civil Rights division for unsuccesfully trying to kill civil rights cases in Alabama.

This makes the controversy surroundinghis failed attempt to be appointed to a federal judgeship nearly 23 years ago all the more interesting.

Having served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama
since 1981, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was nominated for a seat
on the United States District Court in Alabama in the Fall of 1985.
Months later, amidst accusations of racial insensitivity, his
nomination was defeated.

At the time, Sessions had recently prosecuted three civil rights
workers for voter fraud, alleging that 14 ballots had been tampered
with. Known as the Marion Three, the civil rights workers were
acquitted and cited by civil rights groups opposing Sessions’
nomination as evidence of his alleged racial animus.

The most headline-grabbing charges against Sessions, however, were
made by Thomas Figures, an assistant United States Attorney for seven
years and an African-American. Figures had been appointed to the US
Attorney’s office in the Southern District of Alabama during the
presidency of President Carter.

During Sessions’ confirmation hearings in 1986, Figures alleged that
Sessions repeatedly displayed racial insensitivity around him.

‘I was regularly called ‘boy,’” Figures said. When asked by Sen. Ted
Kennedy, D-Mass., who called him “boy,” Figures said, ”Mr. Sessions
did, one or two of the other assistants.”

Once after he’d been in a dispute with a white secretary in the US
Attorney’s office, Figures said in his testimony, Sessions “called me
into his office and indicated he felt I had been unduly harsh with the
secretary. Mr. Sessions admonished me to ‘be careful what you say to
white folks.’…Had Mr. Sessions merely urged me to be careful about
what I said to ‘folks,’ that admonition would have been quite
reasonable. But that was not the language that he used.”

In another incident, recently reported by Brian Beutler and Eric
Kleefeld Figures recalls the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division
sending their office instructions to investigate a civil rights case
that Sessions had tried to close:

“We had a very spirited discussion regarding how the Hodge case should
then be handled; in the course of that argument, Mr. Sessions threw
the file on a table, and remarked, ‘I wish I could decline on all of
them,’” Figures said, suggesting that Sessions wanted to close all
civil rights cases, saying ‘the statement, the manner in which it was
delivered, the impression on his face, the manner in which his face
blushed, I believe it represented a hostility to investigating and
pursuing those types of matters.”

Kennedy asked Figures: “Did you ever say anything to them? Did you
ever say, knock it off, or quit it?”

Responded Figures: “Senator, I felt that if I had said anything or
reacted in a manner in which I thought appropriate, I would be fired.
I always felt that my position was very tentative around Mr.
Sessions.”

Michael H. Smith

July 13th, 2009
11:17 pm

Yeah, yeah, all that manure and a buck might buy a small cup of coffee. Ricci is a landmark case despite all the claptrap coming from the liberal left-wing-nuts who think they are real lawyas. The Supreme Court has spoken, 5 Justices voted against Sotomayor whether anyone likes that fact are not. Because politics being what they are presently Sotomayor will be confirmed but that confirmation will not change the present balance of the court, it will be just one liberal replacing another liberal. It is not likely any of the cases the liberals have lost more recently will be reversed by the court, they will remain the settled law of the land. No doubt after the Supreme Court decision the New Haven Firefighters will get “their earned” promotions, the rest as they say, will just be legal formality. It is very doubtful after reading the opinions of the Supreme Court majority any further litigation will be pursued to opposes the decision of this reverse discrimination case that sets a new legal precedent heretofore that has not been tested, wherein fearing the possibility of a lawsuit from ethnic minorities is not a lawful justification for any employer to discriminate against anyone considered as being from an ethnic majority.

Question: Why are some court cases called Landmark cases?

Answer: It means that this particular case has never been adjudicated in the law prior to this time OR, it breaks new legal ground that has heretofore not been tested, and that from this time forth, it will always be referred to as the foundation of all further legal opinions regarding this subject.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_are_some_court_cases_called_Landmark_cases

clyde

July 13th, 2009
11:52 pm

What kind of questions would a black fireman not be able to answer that a white fireman could answer?

Wouldn’t it be wise for the minority firefighters to to formulate a plan not to pass a test en masse in order to skew results their way?

If the minority firemen cannt truely pass the test,how did they get their job in the first place?Affirmative action?

John Judge

July 14th, 2009
1:17 am

You can hardly call being illegally boarded and captured at sea by the Israeli Navy and kidnapped into an Israeli prison in a boat carrying humanitarian aid to people in Gaza that had already been inspected and cleared at the departure point a “publicity” stunt on the part of Cynthia McKinney or any others aboard the Spirit of Humanity from the Free Gaza Movement, which had previously sent many other aid missions to Gaza without incident. Had the ship not been detained, there would have been no news items at all. Yet, both times Cynthia McKinney was aboard these humanitarian missions, the Israelis attacked her ship, in the first instance ramming it and leaving it foundering at sea with lives at risk. There was little enough publicity of those two outrages in any case, and most of the mainstream press avoided the topic. Had any other former Congress Member or even the other US citizens that accompanied her been dealt with in this way by any other country in international waters on a humanitarian and peaceful mission, headlines would have screamed it, the White House and State Department would have condemned it, and military carriers and Navy Seals might have been sent in to release the captives of such piracy. Yet, despite his own stated opposition to the illegal Israeli blockade on aid to the victims of their Operation Cast Lead against Gaza, which did massive destruction and led to more than a hundred fold the casualties caused in Israel by Hamas missile attacks, Obama was silent on the imprisonment and deportation of the Free Gaza 21 from a country they never intended to enter. The reduction of the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza and the crime against humanity of collective punishment being carried out by the Israeli government to some snide comment about a “publicity stunt” shames the author, not the courageous aid workers and humanitarians who were attacked, including a Nobel Laureate from Ireland. To find out the real story, not this gratuitous smear job, see http://www.freegaza.org. Ms McKinney has returned to Egypt to assist the Viva Palestine group and George Galloway in their effort to bring aid to Gaza overland instead. The inhuman indifference of many so-called journalists speaks to the demise of real reporting and the reason printed media is becoming obsolete. Prejudice and xenophobia and smarmy dismissals pass as journalism when they are clearly just racist propaganda.

clyde

July 14th, 2009
6:10 am

As far as I’m concerned,Cynthia McKinney got what she was looking for,free publicity.Odd that her’s was almost the only name mentioned.She’ll be a candidate for President for the Green Party in 2012 and somehow she feels this publicity for trying to run the blockade on Gaza will help the Green Cause.

Now least I forget,who is it that’s in charge in Gaza?Is it Hamas?Is this the group Cynthia is trying to assist?The next time Israel gets her I hope they keep her detained for a period of time.

Now quickly tell me that it isn’t Hamas that McKinney is tryimg to help,but the People of Gaza is her only concern,the people that voted to put Hamas in power.

Robin Morris

July 14th, 2009
10:28 pm

Palin is in DENIAL of her own ability. she still thinks she is trying out for cheer leader.

The woman has a problem, she loves the attention, GOP used her for a gimick which backfired on them and her also.

She does not have the ability to listen, or learn and resents anyone telling her what to do.

GOP has created this bobble head, now they are wondering how they can get rid of it. LOLOLOL

They really have a problem, McCain the old man he does not dare say things about her, but those around him sure can. He has mush in his month and now he cannot swallow.

I do not think anyone that asks her to speak at their money fund drives will allow her to just speak.

Controlling her will be a hard undertaking.

If she thinks she is going to change Washington, she is really in denial, she does not have the brains to cope with them and they eat her up alive.

She is not even good fish bait. I have read that she does not take being rejected to well, she was loosing her hair and having some problems. Well Sarah get ready to have more for you will have created all your money problems yourself.

HER BIG BOOK DEAL IS REALLY A JOKE, please ask yourself what can she write about or I should say who is writing the book? Sarah is not

She hired some man who is known for his writing skills.

What is there to write about, we all know her history, which is one big joke, she lies, cover ups, all she does when she is on stage is wink and flirt her way thru the speaking time.

Oh yes winky for President Get a life Sarah, and accept what you are a FAILURE, you can never face the heat nor can you take the heat.

Whine all you want, you want to play the big time game with all those dirty old men, be our guest, but do not cry to anyone but maybe Todd will console you. LOLOLOL Money is your game, its not about changing government you do not have the ability or the wisdom to even think what the first thing you would do.

You are not queen nor are you or ever will be.

Stay in Alaska and take care of your family. You sure cannot be doing that on the road again making all those great big speeches of baloney.

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Jason

March 10th, 2010
6:50 pm

And this is why I like blogs.ajc.com. Shocking posts.

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March 13th, 2010
10:25 am

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March 13th, 2010
9:39 pm