No justice for MacPhail family

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

Think this Congress couldn’t be worse — or farther out? Sunday’s interview with Cynthia McKinney is a reminder that, had she remained in Congress, she’d be important now.

Despite Atlanta’s financial woes, politicians should not be tempted to try the solution that Birmingham embraces: An occupational tax of just under one-half of 1 percent. The mountains and the sea are the first obstacles to job flight.

No question, home schooling should be treated with the same respect accorded other educational choices parents make. Allowing them to participate in the prestigious Governor’s Honors Program, as directed by the General Assembly, is an overdue acknowledgment of parity with public and private schooling.

Appropriate, too, are the $1.4 million in federal grants to help support new charter schools. The feds should have no more than a tiny, tiny role in k-12 education, the responsibility of state and local governments. Funding new educational models is one of them. Four schools got grants ranging from $200,000 to $400,000.

Yes, there is opposition to privatization of public services in Georgia’s largest city south of Dunwoody. No surprise that Mayor Shirley Franklin’s administration “has seen no great reformation,” as AJC reporter D.L. Bennett found. Exceedingly rare is the elected official who can get past the constant naysayers, unions and bureaucrats to turn talk into action. Talk’s cheap.

The future is seen in a photo in Sunday’s AJC. It consists of four women “chanting in support of health care reform at U.S. Rep. David Scott’s town hall meeting.” Three are wearing T-shirts promoting AFSCME — the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — and three are carrying mass-produced signs that have, on a dime, shifted debate from “health care reform” to “health insurance reform.” The quick change was to demonize insurance companies. Few trust government to run health care. But public employee unions and politicians? A combination to be feared.

Another glimpse of the future: Smokers, rebelling against a 62-cents per pack increase in the tobacco tax, to $1.01 per pack, are beginning to grow their own. It’s a cottage industry now, for sure. But taxpayers do react to onerous taxes. They change behaviors. They quit. Or they beat the system, as with Prohibition. Taxation is the power to destroy and the tool to create crooks or new undesirable behaviors.

The Troy Anthony Davis case is an example of how public opinion can be manipulated, even at the top of the judiciary. Justice Antonin Scalia nailed it: Even though “every judicial and executive body that has examined petitioner’ stale claim of innocence has been unpersuaded,” the majority of justices directed a district court judge to hear his claim of new evidence in the murder of Savannah policeman Mark MacPhail. That, said Scalia, amounts to sending a federal judge “on a fool’s errand” without meaningful guidance. There’s less to the recanted testimony and “new evidence” than is routinely implied. Pity the poor MacPhail family. A headline captured his mother’s hurt: “Never-ending anguish is aftermath of son’s killing.”

The federal government that can’t process “Cash for Clunkers” rebates to dealers is proposing to run the nation’s health-care system. Half the 425 dealers in the Greater New York [City] Automobile Dealers Association is pulling out of the program because they’re not getting paid. Don’t want the same suspense for my body parts.

No fools here. Officials at the Georgia World Congress Center step up efforts to recruit conventions in industries that are getting federal “stimulus” money. Transportation and alternative energy are among them. Industries without access to free, borrowed, tax-the-unborn tax dollars aren’t spending on non-essentials. Those with access to the public’s money are.

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Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
5:23 pm

Say all you want, make any claim you want to make that does not mean you have spoken a word of truth.

AmVet

August 22nd, 2009
5:45 pm

MHS, step away from the mirror.

For you new-age fascists in the stuck on stupid American right. Sung to Deutschland, Uber Alles:

Republicans, Republicans above all,
Above all in the world,
When, for profit and offense, it always
takes a paranoid stand together.
From Utah to Oklahoma,
To Georgia in the Moron Belt,
GOP!. GOP! GOP! above everything,
Above everything in the world!

Republican women, Republican loyalty,
Weepublican whiners and Weepublican whales
Shall retain in the world
Their beloved McCarthy rhyme
And inspire us fops to ignoble deeds
During all of our life.
Republiconned women, Republiconned loyalty,
Republiconned whine and Republiconned wail!

Intolerance, injustice and freedom for some
For the Republican Homeland!
For these let us all strive
Brotherly with blacks hearts and evil hands!
Intolerance, injustice and freedom for some
Our pledge of misfortune to the USA;
Flourish in Reagan’s blessing,
Flourish, Weepublican Homeland.

Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
6:51 pm

Am get over your puny little ignorant self. You claim the Republicans just lose and lose and lose. What happened in the election year of ‘96? What happened in the election year of 2000 and again in 2004?

Not only is your fringe zoo crew of neo-libs a bunch big government nanny state fascists, you DEMwits are in a constant state of denial and known for making “serial exaggerations”.

Yo, practice up. Soon you can go back to crying about that old party in power, again. :lol:

AmVet

August 22nd, 2009
8:07 pm

Tsk, tsk, mike. You’re getting “bitter”!

And so now like some petulant 12 year old brat have to prevaricate and make it personal with insults. Which BTW simply means you are getting in way over your head if you keep it up. Take this warning for what it is worth, DO NOT go there.

Many have tried. And you too, will lose.

For the comprehensionally challenged, the ONLY thing I’ve “claimed” is that your heroes and neo-con liars in the Republiconned Party got annihilated, abated, abolished, abrogated, annulled, blotted out, crushed, decimated, demolished, done in, eradicate, erased, expunged, exterminated, extinguished, extirpated, finished off, invalidated, liquidated, massacred, murdered, negated, nullified, obliterated, quashed, quelled, razed, rooted out, rubbed out, ruined, slaughtered, taken out, undone, vitiated, wiped out, wracked and wrecked in the most recent back to back elections.

This a simple irrefutable historical fact.

That you cannot accept this is proof that you still live in a dream world where the hemorrhaging GOP is just hunky dory, where George Bush is viewed as a war hero and your prospects are absolutely rosy.

Look around, this nation is beyond fed up with frauds, religious charlatans and bungling, deadly chickenhawks. i.e. the base of the hijacked GOP.

And undeniably the changing demographics and nearly universal distrust of the neo-con agenda are working dead against you.

Which I personally love…

Unless, of course there is there is some other scintillating, brilliant “explanation” for those titanic failures.

That you somehow need to obfuscate for your boys getting the shi-it kicked out of them consecutively in such jaw-dropping, never before seen magnitude, is the ONLY thing I find interesting about you electoral losers.

And why I’ve been laughing my arse for the past 2 years or so…

But by all means, please do delude yourself into thinking it was an aberration…

Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
8:48 pm

Me bitter, oh what a laugh. You can keep on deluding yourself with your false claims. Like some petulant 12 year old brat YOU have to prevaricate and make it personal with insults is as YOU have done from the get go in all of YOUR claptrap.

Still you cannot answer: What happened in the election year of ‘96? What happened in the election year of 2000 and again in 2004?

That is when you and your ilk got stomped. I’ve been laughing longer than you and soon if things don’t change from your Obumer change, I’ll be laughing again.

Real Health Reform Will Pass

August 22nd, 2009
10:18 pm

Well almost 2 days have passed and you Katy Klones ain’t caught the real McPhail killer. Lazy…lazy peoples. Obama has had some relaxing times in Cape Cod and it’s crystalized for him–there ain’t gonna be no bi-Partisainship–and wholly sheit–the bombastic verbose and repetitive Michael Ahole Smith is on ta othah side. Holy whackjob. Whatsevah is we goin’ to do. We kin’t possibly match his school learnin’ ability. An he kin paste–he has had that ctrl +c & ctrl+V mastered since it was invented at Likoping in Östergötland and refined Larry Tesler at Xerox PARC in 1973.

As the incomparable Charles Blow has written:

Still enraged by the ignominy of having been trounced, they are most likely feeling marginalized, ignored and afraid. For them, it has been less about clarifying health care reform and more about a clarion call to resistance.

[And the ignorance has spread]: According to an NBC News poll released this week, 76 percent of Republicans believe that the health care plan will lead to a government takeover of the health care system; 70 percent believe it will allow the government to make decisions about when to stop providing medical care to the elderly; and 61 percent believe it will allow the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions.

According to a report on Wednesday by OpenSecrets.org’s Center for Responsive Politics, health services and H.M.O.’s increased their campaign donations by 37 percent from the first to the second quarter this year. Republican and conservative advocacy groups increased their contributions by a whopping 237 percent over the same time period. For comparison, donations by Democratic and liberal advocacy groups declined

Real Health Reform Will Pass

August 22nd, 2009
10:30 pm

From the incomparable Charles Blow:

Still enraged by the ignominy of having been trounced, they are most likely feeling marginalized, ignored and afraid. For them, it has been less about clarifying health care reform and more about a clarion call to resistance.

[And the ignorance has spread]: According to an NBC News poll released this week, 76 percent of Republicans believe that the health care plan will lead to a government takeover of the health care system; 70 percent believe it will allow the government to make decisions about when to stop providing medical care to the elderly; and 61 percent believe it will allow the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions.

According to a report on Wednesday by OpenSecrets.org’s Center for Responsive Politics, health services and H.M.O.’s increased their campaign donations by 37 percent from the first to the second quarter this year. Republican and conservative advocacy groups increased their contributions by a whopping 237 percent over the same time period. For comparison, donations by Democratic and liberal advocacy groups declined

Rightwing Troll

August 23rd, 2009
8:19 am

So…. justice is served because someone’s sitting in a cell? That brings some pretty scary scenarios into view…

The man’s in jail, he will sit there until all avenues are exhausted and he’s put to death. It is the job of the judiciary to insure that when the needle goes in and his life fades away, the person paying for the crime is the person who actually committed the crime. That’s all. Nobody’s letting this man go free.

We should probably just abolish the governments role in justice and privatize it, then the free markets could do a better job and comprimised nutbags like Scalia wouldn’t have such dominion over our lives.

Rightwing Troll

August 23rd, 2009
8:28 am

“Yo, practice up. Soon you can go back to crying about that old party in power, again.”

Just like you and your ilk, like Andy, @@, the irrepressibly selfish Tuesday Vandy,Dusty, and GEORGE AMERICANA, eh? Whining and crying suits you all since you have no solutions other than to whine and cry, that appears to be you all’s “solutions”

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH…ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Oh yeah 2000 was total drubbing wasn’t it? So much so it took how long and the supremes to do what???? Then 2004, a landslide! Such a landslide that it was inconsequential that W the cocaine cowboy of the Alabama national guard didn’t really even need to declare oarnge alert just before the election to scare the electorate, he just did it for fun…

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Rightwing Troll

August 23rd, 2009
8:40 am

This just isn’t even fun anymore… I’m going to go find something else to do….

Michael H. Smith

August 23rd, 2009
9:04 am

yada,yada,yada political tides change and they will surely change again.

Mrs. Norris

August 23rd, 2009
12:46 pm

“Taxation is the power to destroy and the tool to create crooks or new undesirable behaviors.”

Thank you for that observation. We may just make a Libertarian out of you yet. As for Cash-for-Clunkers, that was one of the most stupid things I’ve heard in a while. It’s going just the way I suspected it would.

The Other Jack

August 23rd, 2009
4:01 pm

Basic math:

The fed wants to spend a projected two trillion so that 47 million people will be covered by some sort of health insurance. That amount should do the trick for those 47 million for only 4 years.
If you divide 2 trillion by 47 million, the result is $42,553.

That means that the fed will be spending $42,553 per person to insure them for 48 months. That’s $886 / month. That is multiples of what it would cost to just buy the insurance for those 47 million.

And liberals wonder why most Americans don’t trust the government.

Time to change

August 23rd, 2009
8:19 pm

The people (77% of them in the largest poll) wants the insurance company screwing of the insured, and the insurance company dropping of 12 million people lately to stop.

That’s why the House is not going to vote for a bill without a pubic option, and they’re not going to be bluffed into blinking at the last second.

Insurance company dominance of health care is coming to an end. You can accept it or you can go on crying on the blog comment sections for the rest of your life the way you started to when the Obamas took the stage November 4 after you ran Moron and McMoron and got crushed.

Time to change

August 23rd, 2009
11:26 pm

Baucus Caucus has now come out pushing a public option which I find hard to believe. Baucus is Chairman of Senate Finance, the only committee of 5 that has not completed a bill yet. Insurance companies have poured millions into Baucus. Maybe he’s taken their money and handed the a big defeat. Whatever hits the insurance murderers high and low is fine by me.

Baucus’ press release today:

http://montanamaven.com/2009/08/23/unified-statement-of-the-coalition-of-united-mt-dems.aspx#Comment

The teleconference, the first of its kind in Montana’s history, was set up seemingly in reaction to rising discontent among the local Democratic leaders with the Senator’s failure to take a clear position on the issue. He has now.

Time to change

August 23rd, 2009
11:37 pm

Here comes some more government health care. They’re not just a comin’ to get your guns either. Now one of you constitutional law scholars is gonna come up and say “Hey this ain’t in the Contitution.” There is no Article Section on circumcision–ahm gonna lock mahself up in a chastity belt The Supreme Court has upheld substantive due process, including the right to refuse medical treatment, but if you haven’t already parted with it, you should.

Officials Weigh Circumcision to Fight H.I.V. Risk
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/24/health/policy/24circumcision.html?hp

The Other Jack

August 24th, 2009
12:00 pm

So it’s the insurance companies that are evil.

Is there anyone left that can form a thought without being told what to think from the mainstream media?

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
12:20 pm

Cynthia McKinney important? HAHAHAHA!!! Thanks for the Monday laugh Jim, I needed that! Yeah, that’s the same woman who was on a boat delivering supplies to Palestinians illegally via Israeli waters and got stopped by them. This is also the same woman who as a district US House Representative sought such all-important legislation as drawing up legislation for the public release of all files on the life and murder of Tupac Shakur.

Okay enough of that, let’s get on with the business of getting on……..

The libdemwits at DNCNN continue to wet their pretty pink panties over al Qaeda prisoners:

“WASHINGTON (CNN) — CIA interrogators threatened an al Qaeda prisoner with a gun and an electric drill to try to scare him into giving up information, according to a long-concealed inspector-general’s report due to be made public on Monday, sources familiar with the report confirmed to CNN.”

Someone break out the viola, please. Did CNN show this kind of compassion to the Conservative activist who got the hell beat out of him outside a health care town hall event (libdimwits just LOVE the word “activist” – unless it’s someone from the Right doing the activism)?

On another note, a friend mentioned that the Atlanta Urinal Constipation’s Sunday edition had a spread on the health care situation in America. Since I don’t pay to read liberal opinions on the front pages (a reason why the New York Slimes lost objective credibility decades ago – soon after Reagan was elected), I had to take his word for it. Apparently there was something missing in their pictorial and breakdown of who has and has not. Now of the has nots, the representative 48 million or whatever with no health care insurance (about 16% of the US population – that MILLION number sounds a lot bigger than 16% though, doesn’t it?) there was no breakdown of that 16%.

Do you think the Urinal Constipation would show you the percentage of that 16% who are illegal immigrants (don’t give me that “undocumented worker” libdemwit euphemism)? Do you think the Urinal Constipation would show you the percentage of that 16% who are between 18-30 and turn down employee provided coverage because they think they don’t need it being so young and healthy and all? (Yeah, you know the type – they’d rather spend that extra $125/month on bar hopping and the same people who leave 15 minutes early on Friday and then whine when passed over for a promotion).

Of course not. “Fair and balanced” to a libdemwit is presenting only THEIR side of the debate. You will note time and time again how the bedwetters on the libdemwit left mock “Faux News” and whatnot. Jon Stewart, that late night “comedy” news show host (and it’s a stretch calling that “comedy”, let alone “news”) loves to mock weeknight Conservative commentary hosts (note to libdemwits: COMMENTARY is different from NEWS). “Fair and balanced” to a libdemwit is a Sunday “news” show like Meet The Depressed or This Week who has a Rino as a Republican token with a Time columnist, a New York Slimes columnist, an NPR host (yeah another shining example of “fair and balanced” – NOT), and a CB.S. correspondent. Of course Chris “I’ve got a tingling feeling going up my leg” Matthews would wait for hell to freeze over before having a Conservative Republican on his “news” show.

That reminds me – has anyone actually kept up with how much backpedaling the PelosiObamacrats have done on health care reform? We can’t rely on DNCNN and others to remind us on the incompetence of those running Washington right now of course..

But that nasty mean old “Faux News” is the target of the libdemwit left for some reason. Gee, I just can’t figure that out. Not anymore than I can with the likes of Mark Levin and Michelle Maulkin having NYT best sellers that go completely ignored by the main stream media – unlike, say, when a liberal like Al Franken or Michael Moore has a best seller out.

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
12:25 pm

“Then 2004, a landslide! Such a landslide that it was inconsequential that W the cocaine cowboy of the Alabama national guard”

Funny, Obama admitted to cocaine use and nobody has ever come forward with any credibility about Bush’s alleged drug use. Funnier still is that nobody wants to talk about that. And even funnier is that a CB.S. correspondent lost his job due to manufactured documentation about Bush’s National Guard service, of which I find more respect worthy than some “community organizer” position in Chicago. (And a name like “Rightwing Troll” on a Conservative/Right-wing blog bespeaks volumes on the mentality of the illness of libdemwitism).

Did everyone enjoy the cool August weekend? My Algoreorometer never went above 82 degrees. This IS the dog days of August summer, isn’t it? Oh wait, silly me, global warming does not mean localized weather changes. At least, that’s what the mindless liberal Jim Jones-Gore church of global warming cool aid drinkers tell me anyway. Okay, fair enough. If that’s not good enough let’s look at July’s overall weather pattern, shall we? From NOAA (for you mindless Obamabots, that’s the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration):

“The July 2009 temperature for the contiguous United States was below the long-term average, based on records going back to 1895, according to a preliminary analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The average July temperature of 73.5 degrees F was 0.8 degrees F below the 20th century average. Precipitation across the contiguous United States in July averaged 2.90 inches, which is 0.14 inches above the 1901-2000 average.”

Of course, we can’t mention “climate change” (it’s no longer “global warming” to libdemwits just like health care reform is now “insurance reform” – those sneaky, sneaky libdemwits) without mentioning hurricane activity. Since we have had so many hurricanes rip through the US (and elsewhere) post-Katrina and all, this has to be brought up. Katrina was when the Algorebot cool aiders REALLY started bedwetting about SUVs and outdoor grilling causing Tsunamis and tropical cyclones (for you mindless Obamabots, the word “cyclone” is a generic term for a violent wind storm).

So anyway, we are in the fourth hurricane season post-Katrina. Every single year since has seen reduced tropical cyclone activity, and every year since that storm, the national hurricane center has had to back off on the number of storms forecast to hit the US. Now there are some pretty bright people on this blog (non-Libdemwits anyways), but does anyone want to take a wag as to what the Algorebots are saying – blaming really – as to why hurricane activity has decreased over the last four years?

Queue up the Jeopardy 30 second countdown music……….

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
12:39 pm

The nation’s unemployment continues to rise; foreclosures continue to increase; the Hoopties For Cash program is over and many dealerships have yet to be paid back; Afghanistan is worse off now than ever and there was a record number of troop deaths in July; government deficit spending has sequentially set records since January of this year.

But, it must be nice for Obama and family to take vacations while all of these crises continue. Remember, the libdemwits bedwet ever single time Bush took a vacation. Nobody seems to complain when the Obamas do it, however. Anyone hear a peep out of the main stream media on it? Me neither. Nah, there’s no liberal bias in the media whatsoever. It’s all just a figmented lie by the Right. Oh, and let us not forget they are staying in a $20 million dollar home owned by a Republican!

Baucus Supports Public Option

August 24th, 2009
12:45 pm

It’s not about whether the insurance companies “are evil.” It’s what they do with their premiums, and that they drop people because they’re sick and they do whatever they can not to honor their premiums. It’s about letting them butt heads against the competition, and if they fail to compete, then so be it.

Nelson, Conrad, and the Republicans have not offered a single reason why there shouldn’t be competition for the insurance companies and it’s going to happen.

The Chairman of Senate Finance, Max Baucus announced over the weekend that he was going to support a public option. It’d be unusual for the committee to be able to craft a bill that stripped what the chairman supports from it.

The House won’t agree to any bill that doesn’t have the public option and the votes are there in abundance to do that.

Baucus Supports Public Option

August 24th, 2009
12:52 pm

Bush spent 487 days at Camp David and 490 days at the Texas ranch for a total of 997 days of vacation during his two terms. When Bush left, the economy was in the crapper, unemployment was in the crapper, real estate was in the crapper, the SEC had ignored Bernie Madoff, and America was disrespected by every foreign country, and in ginormous debt to China and other countries as a result of Bush hemorrhaging money in Iraq and a moronic economic policy.

The Other Jack

August 24th, 2009
2:46 pm

Baucus Supports Public Option

Yes, competition is needed. That’s why most Republicans want the state to state regs lifted so insurance companies CAN compete with other insurance companies. It is not the job of the Federal Government to set up competition for the very insurance companies that they are supposed to regulate.

The Fed can just print more money so there is no real competition with a government in a capitalistic system. Like it or not, this country has been capitalistic for 300 years and it has worked wonderfully while we have watched socialist government systems go straight to crap.

It is not a Public option, it is a government controlled option. Please point out a single entity that the government has controlled that it has excelled at. Do you really want the same people who manage your auto tags to have control of your health?

If you think the President has control over the economy, you really need to pick up a civics book. It is the CONGRESS, both the House and the Senate that controls the laws that steer the economy.

Can you tell me when the Republican Congress was sent home and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid took over? I’ll help. It was Jan. 2007. Do you remember anything about the economy in Jan of 2007? Unemployment was at 4.2% and the economy was roaring. Then the dims step in and the first thing they do is to raise the minimum wage to almost double. They have done NOTHING for small business and have pandered to huge corporations ever since. They are bought and paid for by special interest. And how can anyone support reform without tort reform?

The money spent in Iraq is a fraction of the money that Obama has already spent in the first 6 months of his dictatorship. So PLEASE, stop quoting dim talking points. They work with the great unwashed that voted for him (Hope and change my A*s), but for anyone who can think for themselves, it simply is an obvious pack of lies.

And how’s that “respect from other country’s” BS working out for you. I don’t recall our secretary of state under Bush being called a silly school girl. And the wars? How is that working out for you? We are leaving Iraq where a great deal of our energy comes from but we are spending billions to protect the chickens and goats of Afghanistan. I know you were instructed that Afghanistan was the “good war” but what a load of crap. A small spinoff of Al Quida lives there and they were glad to protect Bin Laden for a few weeks, but is anyone dumb enough to belive that one of the richest men in the world is still living in caves at Tora Bora?

Get a clue.

Peter

August 24th, 2009
3:14 pm

When is Bush and Cheney going to face the US Court systems, for their “War Crimes” ?

The Other Jack

August 24th, 2009
6:33 pm

Peter

**When is Bush and Cheney going to face the US Court systems, for their “War Crimes” ?**

That would be right after they commit war crimes. If you know of any that they have committed, please list them. Pelosi and the dim Congress have admitted knowing about the waterboarding (fraternity hazing is much worse) so please explain what they did, other than disagree with you.

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
7:56 pm

“Bush spent 487 days at Camp David and 490 days at the Texas ranch for a total of 997 days of vacation during his two terms. When Bush left, the economy was in the crapper, unemployment was in the crapper, real estate was in the crapper, the SEC had ignored Bernie Madoff, and America was disrespected by every foreign country, and in ginormous debt to China and other countries as a result of Bush hemorrhaging money in Iraq and a moronic economic policy.”

That’s some sort of joke. It has to be. Libdemwit or not, no president REALLY goes on vacation. That’s number one.

Number two, the economy was actually doing quite well until the Pelosicrats took over congress in 2007. Numbers don’t LIE.

Number three, people like Chris Dodd and Barney Frank wanted NOTHING to do with “affordable housing” reform in Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac. To quote Barney in 2004 when the Bush administration wanted to increase regulation of those companies, “These two entities, Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac, are not in any financial difficulty.” Of course, Barney’s boy lover was head of one of the two there, so no surprises really.

Number four, for an libdemwit to EVEN mention debt spending under Bush and China compared to what we are witnessing today under pure Democrat rule DEFICIT SPENDING is, well, how can I say this nicely, ABSOLUTELY IDIOTIC!!!!!!!!

The Other Jack

August 24th, 2009
8:09 pm

AMVet

I have known a lot of people like you: arrogant and secure that only your point of view is the correct one. I’ve read your posts. You attack others for behaving like a 12 year old, while you act like a 12 year old.

As expected, you go to the German model while putting an ill conceived verse of nonsense to Deutschland, Uber Alles. I suppose you already know that N.A.Z.I. stands for Nationalsozialismus or the direct translation: German Socialist Worker’s Party. I don’t see a lot to compare Republicans with the term socialist or workers party, while the party and ideology that you apparently support walk in perfect harmony with socialism and workers unions, but of course, none of that matters to you. You are here to preach and to scold, but so far I see little in your thoughts or abilities that would qualify you to preach or scold anyone.

Then I read this:

**And why I’ve been laughing my arse for the past 2 years or so…**

And while you were laughing, millions of my fellow Americans have lost their jobs, their homes, their confidence in this great country’s economic stability and their faith in our government, while the lawyers and career politicians that you elected underwent the largest power grab in the history of the world. I understand that a person with your mental acumen might gain a great deal of pleasure in knowing that people with which you disagree have lost power, I would ask you to consider the results of that transfer of power.

Our country is still at war but instead of protecting one of our largest energy suppliers, we are protecting the goats and sheep of a 12th century country which will never have the army to protect it’s own people. The result: we will be there for the rest of our lives, chasing religious zealots from one cave to another while sacrificing our brave soldiers for control of villages where the people could not care less about what kind of government occupied it’s major cities.

Our economy is in shambles while millions are beginning to run out of unemployment insurance. While people of your ilk complain about the few billions spent on protecting Iraq, your far left president is spending trillions on programs that are neither wanted or needed.

I could go on and on, but you can see the news, and even the government controlled media is starting to complain about the new fascism in Washington. While your ilk whined at Bush’s wiretapping of our country’s enemies, our current president is constantly back peddling because he is constantly being caught in one act of fascism after another. Maybe it’s just me, but I would rather our government spy on our enemies than our citizens spy on each other.

If you plan on lecturing me, save the key strokes. If you would like to discuss any issues, then please: let’s. But I have to tell you that judging from what I have read, unless you can crank that IQ up about 40 points, you are in for a rough time.

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
8:17 pm

Whoops I almost forgot this point – the fact that my comment earlier today was ignored by libdemwits is obvious. I don’t blame them for sticking their head in the sand:

“The nation’s unemployment continues to rise; foreclosures continue to increase; the Hoopties For Cash program is over and many dealerships have yet to be paid back; Afghanistan is worse off now than ever and there was a record number of troop deaths in July; government deficit spending has sequentially set records since January of this year.”

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
8:29 pm

Jack – don’t waste your time with emotion-driven libdemwits on this blog. All they do is snarl, drool, and say how irrelevant we are, how we’ve lost elections, blah blah – and then call us nazis, racists, and terrorists because we disagree with the way this nation is being led. Not that Obama is actually running this nation. Anyone with his head out his a-s-s knows Pelosi and beady-eyed Rahm are running this nation. Joe Biden isn’t bright enough to make a difference one way or the other in this nation and Hillary got put in her place early on in the administration.

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
9:28 pm

And in closing tonight, you libdemwits can’t have it both ways on town hall protesters. Either protests are a legitimate part of the democratic republic process, as the left has considered them since the 1960’s with Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam movements, the latter of which regularly involved violence (kudos to the civil rights protesters for mostly avoiding it), OR protests are an illegitimate way of inhibiting political free speech. Pick one, libdemwits. If the other side adopts your tactics – gives you a taste of your own medicine – and you don’t like it, isn’t that hypocrisy? Suck it up and try something else, bedwetting libdemwits.

The Other Jack

August 24th, 2009
9:48 pm

Libdemwit Failures

I don’t expect anything from this guy but exactly what you said. The arrogance of the ignorant is entertaining, but sometimes they do need to be checked (as in hockey).

He posted the ignorant little prose and said: “Sung to Deutschland, Uber Alles:” That’s the German National Anthem. it’s an absolutely beautiful tune and has been used for many purposes including a protestant hymn. I think what made me mad was his use of a song by Hayden to promote his ignorance. I’m sure he has no idea that the song was actually written to inspire Austrian troops against Napoleon. It was later adopted as the German National Anthem. Hayden is one of my very favorite composers.

Public Option or No Bill

August 24th, 2009
10:59 pm

Krugman wrote this article on your delusions today:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/24/opinion/24krugman.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

Number two, the economy was actually doing quite well until the Pelosicrats took over congress in 2007. Numbers don’t LIE

They don’t but you don’t have the capacity to understand them and you lie all the time. That’s why you have no power and we’re going to pass public option via 51 votes with Reconciliation without the Grassley morons g and the Blue Dogs whose wives take hundreds of thousands sitting on inhsurance boards like Susan Bayh. How about those facts?

You can yammer on and on–but it’s impossible to argue with someone who makes it up. It’s like arguing with a dining room table or the disrupting Palinistas at town halls.

As long as you keep pushing delusions, we’ll bury you at the polls where it matters. Your party has slipped into the teens as a voting block now–full of extremism, hate, and stupidity.

Bush was really on vacation, and so far over his head he was out to lunch the entire time. When he finally trie d to Buck the draft dodging Cheney, it made Cheney apoplectic, and now he has little Dick the daughter out to make him look stupid.

The Bush administration caused those housing losses and the economy to be at the brink of depression and we’re pulling it back as fast as we can. We’ve had the White House for 7.75 months to be exact.

Our country had 3 trillion and growing wasted in Iraq that is an instable clusterfaux as in clusterfaux news by Bush according to the only Nobel Prize winner who has written a detailed book following the money.

The people who manage my auto tags are the state in part, and the county where I live. I might have an edge in health care since I’ve provided it all my adult life and like to think I know a little about it. Except for being hamstrung by Republicans in 2003 who take millions of bucks from pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies, and about 10% fraud, mostly from device manufacturer billg ing, Medicare works pretty well. Printing money is what insurance companies do when they issue policies that they’ll use byzantine maneuvers not to honor, banking on the fact that the 1% of pro se appeals are going nowhere without the expertise and the court nohow to execute them with any efficacy.

Knowing how the laws and courts work helps an MD win battles with them a lot more frequently than patients do and they still treat physicians like dirt and waste a lot of our time.

From that vantage point, I’ve watched insurance companies rip off countless patients, and behave like scumbags with no check on them.

What you have misnamed competition among insurance companies doesn’t exist. In 94% of this country, we have only TWO insurance companies to choose from.

Public Option or No Bill

August 24th, 2009
11:36 pm

In the CIA’s whitewashed report today what the pubotards won’t notice is missing is the main information. Besides heavy page after page big black squares,

the biggest story of the day may be the other long-awaited report that was not released. That’s the report by the Justice Department’s Office of Responsibility, the one “which, it has long been reported, concluded that the DOJ lawyers who authored the torture memos (at least John Yoo and Jay Bybee) violated their ethical duties by producing legally fallacious conclusions — i.e., they issued those memos in bad faith.”

That’s Glenn Greenwald, writing today. He goes on to argue out that “withholding that OPR Report today is critical because it focuses attention on the flamboyant sideshow of the more extreme cases of CIA abuse, while obscuring the fact that it was high-level DOJ lawyers who, in bad faith, authorized a knowingly criminal torture regime.”

Public Option or No Bill

August 24th, 2009
11:37 pm

In a post yesterday, Marcy Wheeler anticipated the same outcome:

If it is, indeed, DOJ’s plan to release all the other torture documents save the OPR report, it will have the effect of distracting the media with horrible descriptions of threats with power drills and waterboarding, away from the equally horrible description of lawyers willfully twisting the law to “authorize” some of those actions. It will shift focus away from those that set up a regime of torture and towards those who free-lanced within that regime in spectacularly horrible ways. It will hide the degree to which torture was a conscious plan, and the degree to which the oral authorizations for torture may well have authorized some of what we’ll see in the IG Report tomorrow.

If it is, indeed, DOJ’s plan to release the IG Report and announce an investigation without, at the same time, releasing the OPR report, it will serve the goal of exposing the Lynndie England’s of the torture regime while still protecting those who instituted that regime.

Once the IG’s report was released, the prosecutor announced and the OPR report withheld, Wheeler’s assessment didn’t change: “And thus the whitewash starts.”

Public Option or No Bill

August 24th, 2009
11:40 pm

From McJoan:

“It comes down to what Baucus, and more importantly Harry Reid, are going to do. (Note, Sen. Reid has some serious problems of his own back home, problems that being the person who made real healthcare reform happen would go a really long way toward solving.) Baucus knows that a public option will be the key to keeping the insurance industry honest, and Reid should understand the political necessity of doing so.

The solution seems clear. Baucus has made his all-too good faith effort to make this bipartisan. If the Baucus Debacle doesn’t end by its deadline of Sept. 15, thank Senators Grassley, Enzi, and Snowe for their time, and move on with reconciliation, where the chair of the Finance Committee might actually be able to get his mojo back from the Conrad and Grassley, who’ve hijacked it. More importantly, force the likes Kent Conrad and Joe Lieberman to put their votes where his mouth is, with the Republicans and the health insurance companies. The voters will love that.”

Government Control or No Bill

August 25th, 2009
7:41 am

Have the stones to say what it is.

But I guess if you had any stones at all, you wouldn’t want the government to control every aspect of your life. Some of us can actually support ourselves, buy our own health insurance and form opinions that are not dictated by the likes of Paul Klugman. I saw that little liberal princess on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. Man, what an imbecile. And what were they discussing? The crashing of Obama’s approval numbers.

Check out Bush’s approval ratings in august of his first year in office:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/custom/2006/02/02/CU2006020201345.html

Obama is not even in the same league.

So keep blathering the dim talking points. I’m sure you will continue to ignore the facts and the hard numbers. Fortunately, people like you only have one vote. I can’t wait until November 4, 2010. How about you? It’s time to send Pelosi back to home and more plastic surgery and Harry Ried back home in disgrace.

Government Control or No Bill

August 25th, 2009
9:20 am

I heard a democratic pundit this morning on TV. He said that we have a choice. We an continue to pay an insurance company who takes a profit or we can use the government who makes no profit.

He was wearing a very nice suit I’m sure his taylor made a profit from that suit. So according to his and the dim outlook, the government should have sold him that suit at no profit. Yes, it would be of horrible quality and the taylor would be working for bureaucrats, deciding the color and fit of the suit, but it would be cheaper.

The computer that everyone is reading this on was made to make a profit for the manufacturer and the retail store. Let’s turn that over to the government. Yes, technology would stop. But we would all have a computer, bought with no profit going to one of those nasty old stock holders, so dims would be happy.

Cars? We could buy them for a fraction of what they cost now. They would all look like a Volga, have the dependability of a Yugo, but they would be “green cars” that would weigh nothing, be made from styrofoam and be rolling coffins for anyone driving on the same roads with 40 ton 18 wheelers, but they would be cheaper.

We are at a crossroad. We need to decide whether we want to be a socialist country or remain a capitalist country.

If advancements in medicine has gone as far as you want it to go, continue to vote for the party that is pushing a government takeover of the industry that makes a profit from saving lives and advancing medicine. American Drug Companies rarely make their latest products available to countries with socialized medicine. Those governments simply won’t and can’t pay the prices required to recoup the development and marketing of new drugs. Once we go socialist, who will pay for the advancements? Anybody out there got a few billion laying around they want to give away? The government will be even more broke then they are, so again, who will pay for the advancements?

I have seen the nasty public health clinics in England. I have seen the disposable hypodermic needles being sterilized and used again and again. I have seen the packed waiting rooms where most of the people will return home that night without treatment, after being turned away from the substandard nasty little clinics.

Capitalism works. It takes advantage of greed. Socialism doesn’t work. There’s still greed, but that greed only serves the purpose of the despots and criminals that hold selected office.

If our country can survive this onslaught of radical socialism, we will all have a decision to make in November of next year. Right now, Obama’s job approval ratings is a full 12 points lower than Bush’s was at this time in his administration. I know a lot of liberals will say : well of course, he didn’t do anything.

Well, duh? America wants to be left alone. Stay away from our children, Washington. Stay away from our jobs and stop raising taxes on our employers. They don’t pay those taxes, we do.

I pray every night that Obama fails. I pray that the radicalism that most Republicans knew about and the rest of the country is finding out about will not be successful. I pray that this is not the end of our country as we know it. But I have to be honest, with these Fascist in power, most of Americans are powerless to stop them. They want to change the rules so less of a majority can win on major issues. That proves that the law means nothing to them and many of their less intelligent followers.

Just like so many countries have done in the past, we have made a horrible mistake, based on thin promises of pie-in-the-sky, gov’ment goin’ to give me something, political campaigns.

Obama is toast. No one can recover from those kinds of approval failings. He has a guaranteed demographic, but that demographic is not going to be large enough to save him. He will be lucky to get through his first and only term without being impeached.

Government Control or No Bill

August 25th, 2009
11:23 am

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090825/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_economy

Both the White House Office of Management and Budget and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted the budget deficit this year would swell to nearly $1.6 trillion, a record, and far above the then-record 2008 budget deficit of $455 billion.

Did you get that? Bush’s last budget produced a deficit of $455 billion. One year of this insane radicalism and our deficit tripled. The deficit is the difference between the intake of money and the out take. WHY IS THIS BUNCH OF FACIST SO INTENT ON DESTROYING THE CREDIBILITY OF OUR ECONOMY? And for what? A train that goes from Vegas to Disneyland? Pork and pork and then lets have some more pork? It is insanity that anyone could attempt to defend this administration. It is blind insanity that anyone would now complain about anything that Bush did.

Folks, we are so scr*ewed.

Jerry Adams

November 11th, 2009
7:44 pm

After having my 1st and 14 amendment rights violated behind the death of my son, I read law and carried all the way to U.S. Supreme court.
If the police make a mistake they conceal it. The prosecutors protect lying police. and the judges protect the bunch of them. We must gain control of our rights. I propose taking the state Judicial Review Committee out of the hands of judges and placing in the hands of a state legislative judicial review committee with one attorney to act as an advisor. RESTORE OUR RIGHTS. DEMAND A CHANGE FROM YOUR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS. ALLOWING JUDGES TO CONTROL THE COMMITTEE IS TANDAMOUNT TO ALLOWING A WOLF TO GUARD THE HEN HOUSE.