“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best


I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Breaking News.  Palestinians arrested for attempting to murder Americans again.

Palestinians, Residents of Jerusalem arrested for plotting to suicide bomb the US Embassy in Tel Aviv.

More updates.

The three, all Palestinians, allegedly planned simultaneous terror attacks on Jerusalem's International Convention Center and the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. They were arrested Dec. 25

Meanwhile, those cut from the same clothe are threatening the Olympics.

Sochi Olympics terrorism threat: Two more Islamic 'black widow' suspects identified

Let's all remember that this ain't the 1st time the Olympics were threatened...

The Munich Massacre. Palestinian Liberation Organization's attack on Israeli athletes.


Like or not, wanting to admit it or not....

The WORLD is learning what is like to be an Israeli.

Today, we are all Israelis...

More details reported from Debka.  

The Jerusalem court and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) disclosed Wednesday, Jan. 22, that three Palestinians were in custody having been recruited by al Qaida for three separate suicide operations in conjunction with 5 North Caucasian terrorists due to enter Israel as tourists on fake Russian passports.


  1. Gee, I really thought they'd turn out be Catholics.

  2. ..or Methodists.

    Anyway it's true, everyone all over the world is in the islamoid crosshairs these days.

    This may be a good thing really as the whole world has about had it with all this shit.

    On Jihad Watch I've been following what's going on in Nigeria, for instance.

    Really bad stuff.

    Every day another bunch of Christians gets slaughtered.

    I ought to get up the spunk to put up a thread about just that front of a world wide cultural war.

  3. 95% of Violent Conflicts Around The World are Muslim.

    Of The 22 World Conflicts Around The World, 21 are Muslim..

    This may sound like propaganda because it sounds so far fetched. It isn’t. Check your own world almanac….

    Radical Islam has spread a scourge of violence around the globe that otherwise simply wouldn’t exist. It is time for the West to put an end to this horror. The first step is to destroy Iran as the world leader of Islamic violence.

    As long as Iran threatens the world with nuclear Islamic fundamentalism there is simply no way to quash the continuing outbreak of Islamic violence worldwide. The Western democracies should crush the atavistic and xenophobic leader of this retreat from civilization.

    If Iran is convincingly neutralized, it’s possible that the rest of the radical Islamic movements will realize that the way to accomplish their aspirations is through peaceful coexistence. Otherwise the monomaniacal dream of global Islamic domination will continue to destabilize the world until an apocalyptic result ensues.

    The latest catastrophic, meaningless Islamic bloodletting is occurring in Kyrgyzstan. The Russians want no part of it and won’t intervene.

    Who can blame them? I’m reminded of the old Texas aphorism, “You can’t mess with shit without gettin’ it on you.“ The Russians have learned that the hard way from both Afghanistan and Bosnia.

    How long will we continue to allow these murderous bullies to set back the momentumof world progress.


    Joseph Wouk

    June 12, 2010


    Current conflicts and wars: Source: http:/www.religioustolerance.org/curr_war.htm Some of the world’s current “hot spots” which have as their base a significant component of religious intolerance are listed below:

    Country and Main religious groups involved

    1. Afghanistan Extreme radical Fundamentalist Muslim terrorist groups & non-Muslim Osama bin Laden heads a terrorist group called Al Quada (The Source) whose headquarters were in Afghanistan.

    2. Bosnia Serbian Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholic, Muslims

    3. Cote d’Ivoire Muslims, Indigenous, Christians

    4. Cyprus Christians & Muslims

    5. East Timor Christians & Muslims

    6. Indonesia, province of Ambon Christians & Muslims

    7. Kashmir Hindus and Muslims

    8. Kosovo Serbian Orthodox Christians, Muslims

    9. Kurdistan Christians, Muslims Assaults on Christians (Protestant, Chaldean Catholic & Assyrian Orthodox). Bombing campaign underway.

    10. Macedonia Macedonian Orthodox Christians & Muslims

    11. Middle East Jews, Muslims, &Christians

    12. Nigeria Christians, Animists, & Muslims

    13. Pakistan Suni & Shi’ite Muslims

    14. Philippines Christians & Muslims

    15. Russia, Chechnya Russian Orthodox Christians, Muslims. The Russian army attacked the breakaway region. Muslims had allegedly blown up buildings in Moscow. Many atrocities have been alleged.

    16. Serbia, province of Vojvodina Serbian Orthodox & Roman Catholics

    17. Sri Lanka Buddhists & Hindus Tamils

    Additional conflicts

    19. Thailand: Pattani province: Buddists and Muslims 20. Bangladesh: Muslim-Hindu (Bengalis) and Buddists (Chakmas) 21. Tajikistan: intra-Islamic conflict

    1. Link:


      One would have to be a logician like Quirk or a naif like Ash not to see a pattern here.

      For the 99.99% of the rest of us, it's damned obvious.

      Everyone is an Israeli now.....good slogan, having the advantage of being true, too.

      I hope Deuce hasn't taken off for Sochi to watch the Olympics with his friends.........

    2. He's roasting Chicken on the fires of protest in Kiev, but hasn't come up with a name for it.

    3. Chicken Kiev, of course.

      Maybe Pootie Poultry, he's said to have about had it with the protests.

  4. Obama's Failures Key to GOP Victory in Midterms

    "Clearly the American electorate is growing weary of a president who is very good at hiding behind his intentions, while demonizing the intentions of his opponents, only to show little if any improvements in the daily lives of those he claims to be fighting for," said pollsters Ed Goeas and Brian Neinaber.

    The "battleground poll" was conducted for George Washington University by The Tarrance Group – a Republican-oriented polling firm led by Goeas and Neinaber – and Lake Research Partners, a Democratic-oriented firm.

    Sixty-seven percent of likely voters say the country is on the wrong track, and 54 percent disapprove of Obama' job performance, according to the poll.

    1. Does that mean that 13% of American voters think the country is going to hell in a hand basket, but approve of it?

    2. I don't know, but Rufus will be glad to tell you how and what to think, which polls to believe, and which are garbage.
      He'll even rate your intelligence, or berate it, as the case may be.

    3. Ruf's already rated, berated, mine.

      I'm the "dumbest fuck that ever lived".

      Ya can't beat that......I'm so proud......

  5. Ten years ago my son told me, "Daddy, you should pick up those terroists so people don't get hurt no more"

    My son, the Islamophobe?

    1. Your son the very observant.

    2. :)
      It really is as simple as that.
      We teach our kids to pick up their mess.
      Islam is a mess. A blob devouring everyone in it's path.

    3. He's an Observant Islamophobe?

    4. Did he say "pick up" or "pick off" ?

    5. :)
      Either works for the good of all, except allah

  6. Doug,
    What time is over there in paradise?

    1. 3:52 AM Minnesota

      11:52 PM Hawaii

    2. I would not be able to move a single joint at minus 20.

      Was just reading something by one of my wife's friends from Grammar and High School who has lived back there for many years now:

      Grow up in Palm Springs, CA and move to Minnesota!

      A bit of a shock to the system.

    3. That is a little backwards.
      I'm thinking of a move to Arizona when the body says it's time to go.

    4. Tombstone is a place that is on my 'must visit' list.

    5. At the depth of the Real Estate Crash, most of us could have bought Frank Sinatra's old home in Palm Springs.

      Forget the price now, but was not all that much.

      Now everything down there is unaffordable for most schlubs like us, much less Sinatra's old digs where he slapped a gal or two around.

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    7. Ah, Sinatra. I never understood the allure of his voice.
      Now, Ozzy is da bomb. Ozzy Osbourne rules!

      If'n I was proficient on the linky thing I put up "Let me hear you scream"
      That pumps me up!

    8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=TnDoV3Y7x6s

      With lyrics!

  7. It's -20 degrees at 2:43 am here in MN.
    I'm awake with an aching shoulder.
    Can't sleep

    1. Don't take Ambien.

      You may end up in the Police station yourself, or in the morgue, frozen stiff.

      Don't know if you saw my posts on Ambien, but stay away from it. Can induce really bizarre behavior that you don't remember doing.......

      Friendly advice.....:)

    2. Have a big turkey sandwich and some warm milk........

    3. That would hit the spot in the tropics, also.

      Hold the warm on the milk, tho.

    4. Ambien plus alcohol must be a real killer combo.

      I've only recently come to realize and admit how much my memory degrades after a few drinks.

    5. There's a lot of libs looking at the President they voted for and wondering if they took Ambien.

    6. No Ambien in the house. I rely on other meds that make me tired and coffee to pick me up.
      Probably too much coffee.

  8. Today, we are all Israelis.

    Everyone knows Israelis are all bad-ass like the chick on NCIS. Israelis can do push-ups with no hands. Even Israeli bras are tactical. In "The Italian Job" Charlize Theron almost gave up cracking the safe when she realized it was an Israeli safe.

    1. Once again Ms T, you prove you just don't get it....


    2. Canada gets it even if Miss T doesn't -

      January 23, 2014
      Israel's Most Reliable Ally
      By C. Hart

      "Through fire and water, Canada will stand with you," were the closing remarks of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Israeli Knesset on Monday, January 20, 2014. This was the first time a Canadian Prime Minister addressed the Knesset; and, it was Harper's first trip to Israel and the Middle East. His messages throughout his stay were received warmly by the Israeli government and public. There was no outspoken criticism of Israel -- another "first" by a head of state visiting the land.

      Harper's friendship with Israel has been a welcome relief at a time when the Jewish State has become increasingly isolated. Israel's diplomatic troubles have come to the forefront, recently:

      • Israeli ambassadors were called on the carpet by four European governments that demanded an explanation of current Israeli settlement policy;

      • UNESCO cancelled an exhibit portraying 3,500 years of Jewish history in the Holy Land because of Arab protests;

      • Western divestments and boycotts of Israeli products beyond the Green Line continue to hamper Israel's ability to engage in free trade;

      • Anti-Semitic slurs by Western government leaders and public acts against Jews have become more frequent;

      • Questionable foreign policy initiatives by the United States has caused Israeli leaders to mistrust America's intentions. Some Israeli politicians are building a case against U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's framework peace plan before its expected release.

      While Israel has looked for sustainable partnerships, Harper has been the most consistent leader to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He's not afraid to say what he thinks. He has given courageous public statements on behalf of Israel. He's understood Israel's demand to be recognized as the sovereign state of the Jewish People.

      In his Knesset speech, Harper asserted, "It is right to support Israel, because after generations of persecution, the Jewish People deserve their own homeland and deserve to live safely and peacefully in that homeland."

    3. Harper sees Israel as a light of freedom and democracy in a dark region. "Canada supports Israel fundamentally because it is right to do so... Support today for the Jewish State of Israel is more than a moral imperative. It is also a matter of strategic importance; also a matter of our own, long-term interests."

      According to Harper, Canadians stand for what they believe is the right thing to do. Otherwise, as he pointed out, "the retreat of our values and our interests in the world will begin."

      Harper explained that in the West, old hatred of Jews has been translated into sophisticated language in society. People don't say they hate the Jews or blame them openly. But, they do declare their hatred of Israel and they blame the Jewish State.

      Harper expanded on this definition of the new anti-Semitism. "It targets the Jewish People by targeting Israel and attempts to make the old bigotry acceptable to a new generation." Harper said this is done by selectively condemning Israel and denying its right to exist.

      Meanwhile, Canada has continued to demonstrate its defense of Israel in diplomatic forums. Harper withdrew his diplomats when the Durban II conference in 2009 deteriorated into Israel-bashing. He also stood for Israel at the UN: "What else can we call it when Israel is routinely singled out, targeted at the United Nations; and, when Israel remains the only country to be the subject of a permanent agenda item at the regular sessions of its Human Rights Council?"

    4. During Harper's visit, his warm ties with Netanyahu were exhibited. The pomp and circumstance at the Israeli Prime Minister's office, welcoming Harper and his wife Laureen to Jerusalem, was as celebratory as the airport welcome for U.S. President Barack Obama in March 2013. A large delegation of 250 people accompanied Harper, including members of Canada's Jewish community, parliamentary and government officials, and business leaders.

      At the Knesset, Harper confirmed, "This friendship between us is rooted in history, nourished by shared values, and it is intentionally reinforced at the highest levels of commerce and government as an outward expression of strongly held inner convictions."

      In the future, Harper not only wants to expand economic ties with Israel, but military ties as well. He referred to Israel's help in defending his country: "During Canada's mission to Afghanistan, the use of Israeli-built reconnaissance equipment saved the lives of many Canadian soldiers."

      Harper has maintained Israel's right to defend itself by supporting IDF incursions into Lebanon in 2006, and into Gaza several times. He understands Israel's need to establish and maintain a level of deterrence that keeps its enemies at bay.

      Harper was the first Western leader to cut aid to the Palestinians in Gaza when Hamas took over in 2006. He has financially supported the Palestinians in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria), announcing a new pledge of $66 million when meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas on this trip.

      While he supports the Palestinian quest for an independent state, Harper thinks this should be done through peaceful relations with Israel and direct negotiations. In 2012, he stood with Israel against the Palestinian bid for non-member status at the UN General Assembly. The Palestinians are expected to continue their goal for international recognition if current peace talks fail.

      Harper spelled out his foreign policy, stating the three ways Canada would continue to stand by Israel:

      "First, Canada finds it deplorable that some in the international community still question the legitimacy of the existence of the State of Israel. Our view that Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state is absolute and non-negotiable."

      "Second, Canada believes that Israel should be able to exercise its full rights as a UN member-state and to enjoy the full measure of its sovereignty. For this reason, Canada has spoken on numerous occasions in support of Israel's engagement and equal treatment in multilateral fora. And in this regard, I should mention that we welcome Israel's induction this month into the western, democratic group of states at the United Nations."

      "Third, we refuse to single out Israel for criticism on the international stage."

      Harper said condemnation of Israel is not balanced or sophisticated. "It is just, quite simply, weak and wrong."

      Displaying compassion for the 65 years Israel has struggled through wars, bombings, and slander, Harper acknowledged that Israelis have never known a day of true peace. "We Canadians understand that Israelis live with this impossible calculus: If you act to defend yourselves, you will suffer widespread condemnation over and over again. But should you fail to act, you alone will suffer the consequence of your inaction and that consequence will be final. It will be your destruction."

      In that warning to Israel, it's obvious that Harper gets it. In the standing ovations he received from his delegation at the Israeli Knesset, it's obvious that Canada gets it. Harper surpasses other leaders of the Free World because of his faith and convictions; identifying with the suffering of the Jewish People. It should be great encouragement to Israelis, knowing they do not have to stand alone, as long as Canada continues to be their closest and most reliable diplomatic ally

      Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/01/israels_most_reliable_ally.html#ixzz2rE3OrdRu

  9. Tarrance Group (Battleground Polls) Predicts 52 - 47 Romney Victory!!!!!

    All Hail President Romney

    1. Anyone here besides rufie ever referenced "The Tarrance Group?"

      ... The Battleground Poll consists of Goas on the Right, and Celinda Lake on the left to balance things out.

      No need to do that in Rufieworld.

  10. Dr. Ben Carson ought to run for President.

    He'd wipe Hillary's ass right off the electoral map.

    1. It's really hard to imagine a man like Rufus voting for a witch like Hillary Clinton, but with the mood he's in these days it looks to be a certainty.

      How the mighty have fallen.

  11. Back in the "reality-based world," Natural Gas is up to $4.88/10k cu ft.

    That's a 154% Increase from the $1.92 Low.

    Numbers are numbers. Magic thinking (plumbdumb/unskewed polling) need not appy.

    1. Big Fracking Lie

      We're shipping it abroad for fun and PROFITS!

      (I'm w/Rufus, we oughta keep it here at home.)

      ...although he may be for keeping it underground "where it belongs"

    2. They're worried about "Climate Change"

      I'm concerned w/using our energy resources for OUR national interests.

      (and blocking those who choose to profit at our country's expense)

    3. "Right here, Dominion wants build a utility-scale power plant (130 megawatts) just to power the enormous “liquefaction” process for the fracked gas. The company will then build an industrial-scale compressor, a massive refrigeration system and an adjacent, surreal six-story-tall “sound wall” to protect humans and wildlife from the thunderous noise.

      The facility as a whole would chill the gas—extracted from fracking wells as far away as New York—to 260 degrees below zero so it can be poured onto huge tankers (with Coast Guard escort due to terrorism risks) and then shipped more than 6,000 miles to India and Japan."


      What a Web We Can Weave

    4. Actually, I would be for keeping it underground, for now, if this was the only alternative, which of course it's not.


  12. Tribute to "The Worlds Fastest Beer Drinker"

    He downs a pint while doing a headstand!


    Only the good die young.

  13. Back in the "reality-based world," Natural Gas is up to $4.88/10k cu ft.

    Congratulations, Rufus, you've discovered the law of supply and demand still works during a polar vortex.

    1. Yeah, it got cold in the winter. Amazin'. Who coulda seen That coming?

    2. 1) We're still Net Importers of Natural Gas, and

      2) Our Own Production is down to a 1% Increase, YOY.

    3. And his hero, Obamie, wants to reduce our supply, the better to profit the rich and powerful to send it off to Japan and India.

      "The Market" under the influence of The Crony Corporate Capitalist Vortex.

    4. Okay, you got that one. "Fast Track" approval, eh? He's fallen for the same old 100 years supply bullshit, as so many others.

    5. Endless supply, (for now.)

      What Me Worry?

    6. We're too old to worry. But your kids, and grandkids, are in for a mess.

    7. Buy 'em a hydraulic woodspliter and pay them to store it.

      ...or some axes and wedges in case they can't afford the gas for the splitter.

  14. Also on Wednesday, Jordan and Saudi Arabia signed a cooperation agreement in Amman to develop nuclear energy for "peaceful purposes".

    1. Planet Strangelove, here we come.

  15. Two new modeling studies find that the gradually brightening sun won't vaporize our planet's water for at least another 1 billion to 1.5 billion years—hundreds of millions of years later than a slightly older model had forecast.

    So now you can move the vaporized water way down the list of things to worry about.

  16. DougThu Jan 23, 08:44:00 AM EST

    They're worried about "Climate Change"

    I'm concerned w/using our energy resources for OUR national interests.

    (and blocking those who choose to profit at our country's expense)"

    Holy smokes!!! Doug bares his soul and reveals he is a SOCIALIST.

    1. Just an Anti-Crony Capitalist Libertarian/Conservative, thank you.

  17. Fighting For a Failed War

    But perhaps the most troubling issue addressed in the February 2012 AFJ article was a rhetorical question posed: “How many more men must die for a mission that is not succeeding?” Now we know the answer: according to official DoD figures, (PDF) as of this writing (22 January) 4,584 American men and women have been killed and wounded since the article was published (391 having lost their lives). In addition, according to United Nations figures, 9,458 Afghan civilians have been killed or wounded (2,754 killed) over the same timeframe; the bodies and limbs of over 14,000 human beings who were alive and whole when that article was published have been spent to perpetuate the façade of success.

    We have asked tens of thousands of American men and women to sacrifice their lives and bodies to the war in Afghanistan, ostensibly in defense of American national security. Over the last number of years our most senior leaders have resolutely refused to admit what the evidence plainly confirms: our strategies and policies have failed. We must stop sacrificing the lives and limbs of America’s Soldiers, Sailors, Airman, and Marines to support “messaging” at the expense of the truth.

    The LTC and I are vindicated...O, Joy...Bring them home, NOW!

    1. Last time I read Michael Yon he predicted this outcome if we did not change "our" ways.

      ...that was years ago, think I'll see what he's writing now.

    2. "The top leaders of the Deuce Four: CSM Robert Prosser and LTC Erik Kurilla making the call to Daniel’s Mom outside the hospital"

      Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end...

      ...and they haven't!

      Oh! Shit!

    3. Alternatively, in the throes of a Death Spiral:

      "Uh oh"

    4. Jeeze, looks like Michael's gone black.

      ...will have to investigate, if you guys don't.

    5. WW II / Iraqi Freedom

      A study in contrasts.

    6. Michael's still here.

      For some reason he's got a post from 12 October 2011 in Afghanistan shoved in near the top.

      My bad.

  18. 04 December 2013

    I am in Turkey to study the Syrian civil war. Yet this is also a crucial moment in Thailand. A few words on the Kingdom are due.

    December 5 is His Majesty's birthday. As an American, I was raised since birth to reject all kings. That is our upbringing and what we are taught in school, and with good reason.

    The King of Thailand is a rare exception.

    King Bhumibol and his wife have earned tremendous respect from other world leaders. Thai do not call him “the King,” but “my King,” just as we would say “my grandfather.” King Bhumibol is the deeply loved grandfather of modern Thailand.

    The Royal family has invested great effort into women's education, conservation, and bringing peace, where possible, between people who in other countries would be at war. Personally, I like that the King can be seen in many photographs carrying a camera, but not a rifle.

    The King had a crucial hand in replacing the scourge of opium with coffee plants, other crops, and commercial flowers. This is why I often buy street flowers in Thailand.

    Barry McCaffrey is a retired US Army four-star General. General McCaffrey is also a former US “drug czar.” I went to his office to ask about Mexico issues, and what we could do about opium in Afghanistan. General McCaffrey told me the King of Thailand was crucial for replacing opium in Thailand, and without the King, it likely never would have been accomplished.

    The King was the only person with the credibility to make the change. As General McCaffrey explained, there is no such person in Afghanistan, or Mexico or anywhere on earth, who can say, “We are Thai, and Thai do not grow opium. We will help you grow something else.” And for holdouts, there was of course the Army and police, but most of the magic was in the King himself.

    Back in Thailand, I met with a close friend of the King who arranged for me a private tour of the Royal Projects Foundation. This tour and further study revealed that much of that opium was replaced with commercial flowers. This is why my friends see me buy flowers in Thailand. I buy flowers because I know it is feeding a farmer who otherwise might grow opium.

    And so my visiting friends sometimes ask, “Why do you buy flowers from a street peddler?” I say, listen, and I will explain. Some will say, then buy the flowers at a shop, and I say the street peddler has better prices and needs to eat, too. If I did not buy the flowers, the farmer would grow opium and the peddler would sell it. If I buy enough flowers, another kid might go to university. Consider me the last stop on the Royal Project.

    I also buy local Thai coffee, and am partial to the Akha brand, which is raised by Akha hill tribe folks who previously grew opium. I have visited their farms. The people still live rough but there is improvement and many schools. Akha people do not even drink coffee, but with help of the Thai government and the Royal Project Foundation, today many hill tribe folks are coffee farmers.

    1. .

      Besides not buying the flowers might end up costing you 15 years in prison under Thailand's lese majeste laws (who knows it's a foreign culture).

      The King shall be enthroned in a position of revered worship and shall not be violated. No person shall expose the King to any sort of accusation or action.
      - Thai Constitution, Section 8

      Unintentional Gaffes

      Given the historical and emotional baggage, you are well advised to keep any negative opinions of the King to yourself when you're in Thailand. Granted, few visitors are likely to cause offense on purpose, although some Thais might be offended by unintentional gaffes like stopping a rolling coin (with the King’s face on it) with your foot (touching a person’s body with one’s foot is grossly rude in Thailand).

      Images of the King are meant to be treated with almost as much reverence as the King himself, so using a rolled-up portrait of the King to squash a cockroach is an egregious social error. Granted, it’s not serious enough to get the police on your case, but it will cause great offense to any Thai who witnesses it. Fortunately, Thais are rather forgiving, so honest mistakes quickly apologized for are just as quickly forgotten.


    2. .




    3. .

      Monarchy? Government? Opposition?

      For those who want to pick sides in Thailand, from the Economist



  19. WiO,

    Re: Munich

    Many of the killers were tracked down and executed. As usual, however, Jewish leaders backed down when pressure was applied to stop by the US and EU. Consequently, justice was stymied.

  20. WiO,

    Israel has bought into the meme that attacks upon Israeli citizens and territory are not acts of war but, rather, lie in the domain of law enforcement. As a result, Israel finds itself in the same position as the US in Afghanistan.

    1. It is a matter of law, not war, for Chrissakes!

      ...the liberals tell us so.

    2. Hell yeah, lets just ban war and have nothing but "police actions" lol.

    3. After that, we can ban meteorites, snowflakes and cold temperatures.

    4. .

      Hell yeah, lets just ban war and have nothing but "police actions" lol.


      You are a little late. That happened 65 years ago right after WWII.


  21. Jeez, I can't believe wio stepped all over Deuce's post, after only 6 comments.

    1. I didn't… deuce posted it behind mine..


    2. still waiting for an apology asshole.

  22. Time to end al Qaeda presence in Falluja: Iraq's Maliki

    Maliki again urged the people of Falluja to "to take crucial positions on the presence of those dirty people without losses and without sacrifices," but set no precise time limit.

    "Those criminals are seeking to ignite sectarian strife and to end up with the division of Iraq," Maliki said.

    Mr. Maliki does not understand that his government's job is to take care of the security of its citizens. If his military cannot protect Iraq, it has no business being.

    ISIL militants have brought more fighters and weapons into Falluja in the last three weeks, and other armed groups have proliferated in the security vacuum. Residents said they could not tell the allegiance of the roaming gunmen.

    Hmm...Falluja and its approaches is a target rich environment. Why, then, are fighters allowed to come and go at will?

  23. Replies
    1. If J.B. is worth saving then everyone is worth saving, IMHO.

      I am not convinced of this.

    2. The Beast was unleashed when the four angels bound at the river Euphrates were freed?

    3. J.B.'s Lamborghini left the garage....

  24. Report: Obama Admin. Worries Israel Is Riling Up the Jews

    "According to Israel Radio, Israeli diplomats and foreign officers have warned against this trend. According to officials based in foreign missions, the Israeli government is increasingly being viewed as fanning the flames among American Jews by encouraging them to promote the official government position while making no room for opposing viewpoints."

    The opposing viewpoint is Death to the Zionist Entity

  25. Dispute over Assad's future threatens Syria peace talks

    Ya think?

    When this fails, the administration has already laid the groundwork for blaming Israel for having "riled up American Jews."

  26. The heritage of English law, common law, and proper procedure are coming to rural India, but damned too damned slowly -

    KOLKATA, Jan 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A 20-year-old woman in eastern India was gang-raped by 13 men on the orders of a village court as punishment for having a relationship with a man from a different community, a senior police officer said on Thursday.

    The woman, who is now recovering in hospital, told police she was assaulted by the men on the night of January 20 in Birbhum district in West Bengal.

    Police said that her male companion was tied up in the village square, while the assault on the woman happened in a mud house.

    "We arrested all the 13 men, including the village chief who ordered the gang rape. The accused have been produced in court which remanded them to jail custody," Birbhum's Superintendent of Police, C. Sudhakar, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

    India toughened laws on sex crimes in March last year following the fatal gang rape of a physiotherapist on a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012. The case led to nationwide protests for better security and has helped sparked national debate about gender inequalities in India.

    The issue was highlighted in local media again last week after a 51-year-old Danish tourist was gang-raped in central Delhi by at least five men whom she had asked for directions.

    The West Bengal victim's family told media that she was assaulted because the court believed she had violated the rules of her tribe by falling in love with a man from another community.

    The couple were ordered to pay a fine of 25,000 rupees ($400), said the victim's mother, adding that the village head then ordered the rape of her daughter.

    Human rights groups say diktats issued by kangaroo courts are not uncommon in rural regions.

    In northern parts of India, illegal village councils known as "Khap Panchayats" act as de-facto courts settling rural disputes on everything from land and cattle to matrimony and murder.

    But such councils are coming under growing scrutiny as their punitive edicts grow more regressive - ranging from banning women from wearing western clothing and using mobile phones to supporting child marriage and sanctioning the lynching of young couples in so-called "honour killings".

    The assault comes after a spate of high profile rapes in West Bengal which have brought Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee under fire for not doing enough to stop violence against women.

    West Bengal recorded the highest number of gender crimes in the country at 30,942 in 2012 - 12.7 percent of India's total recorded crimes against women. These crimes include rape, kidnapping and sexual harassment and molestation.

    Earlier this month, West Bengal's capital, Kolkata, witnessed public protests against police who have been accused of failing to act on the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl who was later murdered.

    (The story was refiled to fix date in dateline, no changes to text.)

    (Writing and additional reporting by Nita Bhalla; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and Nick Macfie)


    Who says a little British Imperialism is such a bad thing.....gave a country of over 200 languages a common tongue too.....and non violent changes of government.....

    1. Gave the women the vote.....a game changer.....

  27. Being a "Christian" as Ash likes to call me, I can embrace death.
    The death of Islam is a good start.

    1. .

      Being a "Christian" as Ash likes to call me, I can embrace death.


      Isn't that the same thing you complain about in the Muslims?


    2. A strong misreading by Mr. Quirk, as is so often the case.

      I suggest the man is saying he is willing to defend himself.

      Without the islamoids there would be much less necessity to do so.

    3. The Muslims that profess to love death, that celebrate it, are the ones that are deserving of death.
      Give them their chance to receive their virgins in paradise.
      Them and the whole system of islam are deserving of death, imo.

      I try not to celebrate death but, rather, life.

    4. .

      I meant it as a joke, Dougman, but the word choice is a little strange given you subsequent explanation.

      em·brace1 [em-breys] Show IPA

      verb (used with object), em·braced, em·brac·ing.

      1. to take or clasp in the arms; press to the bosom; hug.

      2. to take or receive gladly or eagerly; accept willingly: to embrace an idea.

      3. to avail oneself of: to embrace an opportunity.

      By the way, for future reference when Farmer Bob starts interpreting your message, you know you are in trouble.


    5. :)
      Yes, I agree about my word choice. I'm not schooled in the art of articulation and that trips me up in most cases.

  28. Wendy !! wends her way upward -

    The heroism of Wendy Davis

    By: Ann Coulter

    Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator running for governor, became a liberal superhero last June when she filibustered a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. (This was the good filibuster, not that awful filibuster three months later by Ted Cruz – that was just grandstanding.)

    Apart from her enthusiasm for abortion (and you have to admit, abortion is really cool), the centerpiece of Davis’ campaign is her life story. Also the fact that she’s a progressive woman who doesn’t look like Betty Friedan.

    In a typical formulation, Time magazine said Davis was someone who could give the Democrats “‘real people’ credibility,” based on “her own personal story — an absent father, a sixth-grade-educated mother, a teen pregnancy, followed by life as a single mom in a mobile home, then community college and, at last, Harvard Law School.”

    The headlines capture the essence of Wendy-mania:

    CNN: Wendy Davis: From Teen Mom to Harvard Law to Famous Filibuster

    Bloomberg: Texas Filibuster Star Rose From Teen Mom to Harvard Law

    The Independent (UK): Wendy Davis: Single Mother From Trailer Park Who Has Become Heroine of Pro-Choice Movement

    Cosmopolitan: Find a Sugar Daddy to Put You Through Law School!

    Actually, that last one I made up, but as we now know, it’s more accurate than Davis’ rags-to-riches life story.

    The truth was gently revealed in the Dallas Morning News this week. Far from an attack, this was a puff-piece written by Wayne Slater, rabid partisan Democratic hack and co-author of the book, “Bush’s Brain.” (He is not an admirer of Bush’s brain.) It would be like Sean Hannity breaking a scandal about Ted Cruz.

    The first hint that Slater was trying to help Davis get ahead of the story and tilt it her way is his comment that Davis’ life story is “more complicated” than her version — i.e., completely the opposite — adding, “as often happens when public figures aim to define themselves.”

    1. Actually, the truth is much simpler than her story. Also, be sure to look for that “as often happens” excuse the next time a Republican gets caught lying about his resume.

      Slater’s peculiar obsession with whether Davis was 19 or 21 when she got her first divorce, and exactly how long she lived in a trailer home, is meant to deflect attention from something much more problematic: the huge whoppers Davis told.

      Her big lies were about the obstacles she had to overcome and how she overcame them, not about how old she was at the time of her first divorce.

      She claims she was raised by a single mother, went to work at age 14 to support her family, became a single mother herself in her teens, and then — by sheer pluck and determination — pulled herself out of the trailer park to graduate from Harvard Law School!

      The truth is less coal-miner’s daughter than gold-digger who found a sugar daddy to raise her kids and pay for her education.

      Point No. 1: Davis’ family wasn’t working-class. Her father owned a sandwich shop and a dinner theater, which puts Davis solidly into middle-class land.

      Point No. 2: No one who works at MSNBC would know this, but everyone whose parents run a family business starts work at age 14, if not sooner.

      Point No. 3: Her parents were separated, but that is not the commonly accepted meaning of “single mother.”

      Point No. 4: As for being a single mother at age 19 — she wasn’t a “single mother” in the traditional sense, either. She was married at age 18, had a child at 19 and divorced her first husband, a construction worker, at 21. (He couldn’t afford tuition at Harvard.)

      So she got married young? That isn’t a hard-luck story. Well into the 1950s, nearly half of all first-born children were born to married women under the age of 20.

    2. But Wendy Davis’ harrowing nightmare of poverty and sacrifice wasn’t over yet.

      Just a few years after her first divorce, Wendy was on the make, asking to date Jeff Davis, a rich lawyer 13 years her senior, who frequented her father’s dinner club. In short order, they married and had a child together.

      The next thing Jeff Davis knew, he was paying off her college tuition, raising their kids by himself and taking out a loan to send her to Harvard Law School.

      (Feminists rushed to the stores to buy the shoes Davis wore during her famous filibuster. I’d like the shoes she was wearing when she met her sugar daddy.)

      Then Wendy left her kids with the sugar daddy in Texas — even the daughter from her first marriage — while she attended Harvard Law.

      Slater says Davis’ kids lived with Jeff Davis in Texas while she attended law school. Wendy Davis claims her girls lived with her during her first year of law school. Let’s say that’s true. Why not the other two years? And what was the matter with the University of Texas Law School?

      Sorry, MSNBC, I know you want to fixate on how many months Davis spent in the trailer park and her precise age when the first divorce went through. And that would be an incredibly stupid thing for conservatives to obsess on, if they were, in fact, obsessing on it. But I’m still stuck on her leaving her kids behind while she headed off to a law school 1,500 miles away.

      The reason Wendy Davis’ apocryphal story was impressive is that single mothers have to run a household, take care of kids and provide for a family all by themselves. But Wendy was neither supporting her kids, nor raising them. If someone else is taking care of your kids and paying your tuition, that’s not amazing.

      Hey — maybe Jeff Davis should run for governor! He’s the one who raised two kids, including a stepdaughter, while holding down a job and paying for his wife’s law school. There’s a hard-luck story!

      Mr. Davis told the Dallas Morning News that Wendy dumped him as soon as he had finished paying off her Harvard Law School loan. “It was ironic,” he said. “I made the last payment, and it was the next day she left.”

      In his defense, a lot of people are confused about the meaning of “ironic.” That’s not “ironic.” Rather, it’s what we call: “entirely predictable.”

      It’s ironic — my car stopped running right after I ran out of gas.

      It’s ironic — my house was broken into, and the next thing I knew all my valuables were missing.

      It’s ironic — I was punched in the face right before my nose broke.

      In his petition for divorce, Mr. Davis accused his wife of adultery. The court made no finding on infidelity, but awarded him full custody of their underage child and ordered Wendy to pay child support.

      Wendy boasted to the Dallas Morning News: “I very willingly, as part of my divorce settlement, paid child support.” Would a divorced dad get a medal for saying that?

      In response to Wayne Slater’s faux-”expose,” naturally Davis put out a statement denouncing … her probable Republican opponent, Greg Abbott. Again, Slater wrote the story. But Davis blathered on, blaming Abbott for the Dallas Morning News story and complaining that he hasn’t “walked a day in my shoes.”

      About that she’s certainly right. Greg Abbott could never walk a day in her shoes or anyone else’s. He’s a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair.

      I guess Wendy could teach him a lot about suffering.

      Davis also said these attacks “won’t work, because my story is the story of millions of Texas women …” Yes, for example, Anna Nicole Smith. Though at least Smith had the decency not to ask for a paid education.

      Ann Coulter

    3. What this country needs is more women with some real fire in their guts like Wendy !

    4. Notice the court gave her former husband full custody of the kids, which is a very rare occurrence.

    5. When a court rules that a woman is, basically, an unfit mother by giving sole custody of the kids to the father in a divorce action, is that woman unfit to be Governor of Texas?

    6. She's got good TV skills and looks.

      She fucked the shit out of her husband and turned it into victimization gold.

      What's not to like?

    7. Wendy is not to like.

      Not the role model of Motherhood for America, the court seemed to suggest.

      Might be a role model for politicians though.


  29. Fox News Breaking -

    Life in the universe:

    Analysis of star dust has found it contains organic matter and water......all stars eject 'star dust'.........hence all stars are seed springs of life......

    So said the scientist on Fox News about recent findings.....

  30. Israel has bought into the meme that attacks upon Israeli citizens and territory are not acts of war but, rather, lie in the domain of law enforcement. As a result, Israel finds itself in the same position as the US in Afghanistan.

    I find such comments which are critical of the Israeli government to be disgusting anti-Semitic remarks that should be expunged from the blog.

    1. :)

      A comment, though I find it a little hard to decipher what the hell she is actually trying to say, that is surely beyond any monetary value.

  31. Gave the women the vote.....a game changer.....

    And with women comprising sixty percent of the university population these days, the era of the low-information male voter is winding down.

    1. And the era of the low information female American voter is just beginning.....

      Hindu women have something to bitch about, American women really don't......American women have most of the money, most of the votes, and all the legal rights anyone can have.......not so in India.......not quite yet.......

  32. Moody's slashes outlook on insurers, cites Obamacare 'uncertainty'

    "The past few months have seen new regulations and announcements that impose operational changes well after product and pricing decisions were finalized."

    Enrollment statistics show that only 24 percent of enrollees so far are between 18 and 34, a critical age group in ensuring that lower claim costs subsidize the higher claim costs of less healthy, older individuals. This is well short of the original 40 percent target based on the proportion of eligible people in this cohort."

  33. The insurers will end up taking it in the backside, just like everybody else, I predict.

  34. U.S. military sees risks in China-Japan tensions, seeks restraint

    Abe said on Wednesday that Japan and China should avoid repeating the past mistakes of Britain and Germany, which fought in World War One despite strong economic ties, according to his main government spokesman in Tokyo.

    China and Japan, the world's second- and third-largest economies respectively, have deep business ties and bilateral trade worth nearly $334 billion in 2012, according to Japanese figures.

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  36. .

    U.S. stocks declined sharply on Thursday, with the Dow extending losses into a third session, after measures of U.S. and Chinese manufacturing disappointed and as Wall Street considered quarterly reports from companies including McDonald's and Netflix.

    Wall Street's drop stems largely from worries about China, "as far as economic growth is concerned, and the potential for it to lead to pressure on loans they have outstanding; that's weighing on the market," said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partners.


    "While there is a lot of optimism for global growth in 2014, the picture still looks muddied, especially in emerging markets which is where the real growth alpha has come from," emailed Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at the Lindsey Group.


    Data Thursday had applications for U.S. jobless benefits last week rising by 1,000 to 326,000, holding close to a six-week low.

    Another report on Thursday had existing homes sales totaling 4.87 million in December versus a 4.94 million estimate.



  37. .

    How the NSA almost destroyed the internet.


    An extended summary of the whole NSA mess. Bottom line response from both government and industry to the public, "You just don't get it. We are doing this for you."


  38. I consider the Streicher-Goebbels Jew-baiting as a disgrace to German honour, as evidence of incompetence—the basest weapon of untalented, lazy mediocrity against a higher intelligence and greater talent

    Do you believe I am ever, in any of my actions, guided by the thought that I am 'German'? Do you suppose Mozart was consciously 'Aryan' when he composed? I recognise only two types of people: those who have talent and those who have none.

    Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    1. I click your link and get:

      Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.

    2. I disagree with the sentiments expressed.

      I'd take a great hearted person with no particular great talents over a talented heartless turd any day.

      I've know both sorts, and am firm in my conviction.

  39. Replies
    1. "Not Fair" to leave those 60,000 without coverage, says Utah's Republican Governor.

      "Doing nothing ... I've taken off the table," Herbert said, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. "Doing nothing is not an option."

      Herbert pointed to the 60,000 individuals in the state who will gain coverage under the state's expansion of the program, saying it's "not fair" to leave them without a solution.

      The state's legislative leaders have endorsed two potential routes to expansion. Herbert said Thursday that he will decide next week which strategy to take.

      The Tribune reports that lawmakers have "edged closer" to the plan in place in Arkansas.

  40. ""The past few months have seen new regulations and announcements that impose operational changes well after product and pricing decisions were finalized.""


    You thought you were born in the land of the free and the brave, and were grateful for that.

    Just goes to show.

    Eat it, you naive motherfuckers, you deserve it.

    Reverend Wright and Rufus tell us so.

    1. (Rufus woulda loved the Gummint changing the rules everyday AND Sunday back when he was selling contracts between "his" side and "others")

      The definition of a crapshoot.

      Or better yet, shit up everyone's ass.

    2. Wellpoint (Blue Cross/Blue Shield) UP 50% in a year.


      Obamacare's Killing Them

    3. Moody's ought to go back to rating "Mortgage Bonds."

      . . . . . . . . Oh, . . . . .wait . . . . . . .

    4. Crony Capitalism will bring down costs and expand choices for Healthcare Consumers, you just wait.

    5. "Healthcare Consumers"

      ...that'd be "us"

      Obamacare approval by "us" --- 37 Percent.

    6. 11.95 MILLION "Healthcare Consumers" think so, it seems.

    7. ObamaCare disapproval by "not us" - (that would be healthcare consumers too) - 63 Percent.

    8. 200 MILLION healthcare consumers don't think so, it seems.

  41. Deport the nauseating smart ass little dick -

    Could Justin Bieber Get Deported?

    By LUCHINA FISHER | Good Morning America – 13 minutes ago
    Play Video
    Justin Bieber Arrested in Miami for Alleged Drag Racing, DUI


    Play Video
    Justin Bieber Admits to Drinking and Smoking Pot, Police Say


    Could Justin Bieber Get Deported? (ABC News)

    As Justin Bieber's legal troubles grow, so does the possibility that immigration officials could send the pop star back to Canada, where he was born.

    Bieber's arrest early Thursday morning in Miami Beach for allegedly drag racing and driving under the influence -- first-degree misdemeanors -- are not necessarily crimes that would lead to deportation, New York City immigration attorney Michael Wildes, whose firm's clients have included John Lennon, told ABC News.

    Justin Bieber Arrested on DUI Charges, Drag Racing

    "But if ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) wanted to go after him, they could make a case," Wildes said. "That and the eggs is opening files in multiple government agencies and states, and could make it more likely."

    The "eggs" Wildes referred to is the ongoing Los Angeles police investigation into a neighbor's accusation that Bieber threw eggs at his house and caused $20,000 worth of damage. Police searched the 19-year-old singer's home Jan. 14 for any connection between him and the egg-tossing incident and arrested a member of Bieber's entourage, Lil Za, for alleged drug possession during the search. Bieber has not been charged in the egg-throwing incident, but he could face a felony charge of vandalism if evidence indicates he was the culprit.

    A Look at Justin Bieber's Past Troubles

    Problems could arise if Bieber is convicted of an aggravated felony. Foreigners, such as Bieber, who are legal permanent residents can be deported if they are convicted of a serious crime, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

    Bieber currently resides in the United States on an O-1 visa, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The government issues this type of visa to people with "extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics," according to the State Department's website.

    If a crime is not a felony but involves "moral turpitude," that is, it shocks the conscience of a state, local or federal prosecutor, there is the possibility ICE could review a person's legal status, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

    See Justin Bieber's Arrest Report

    Wildes, a former federal prosecutor, said, "DUI and drag racing are not crimes involving moral turpitude," but "if every week something else happens, the government will look at it.

    "The young man is an extraordinary talent, and he's a teenager," Wildes said. "The government may be waiting for his conduct and maturity to catch up with his talent."

    Meanwhile, a petition is already circulating on Whitehouse.gov by folks who would like to see Bieber sent back to Canada.

    "He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society," the petition reads.

    1. If only the Bieb coulda been riding shotgun with Walker driving that evil Porsche.

      (that whole tawdry affair has ruined my lifelong appreciation for Stuttgart's Spawn)

      Walker, American Icon.

      For the Masses of Asses.

    2. Even our very own Ash would look like Einstein if he were caught in a snapshot with The Biebs.

    3. Both The Biebs and The Twerker turn my stomach.

    4. Martin Luther King gave his life for Lil Za.


  42. From the Pew Poll:

    In the 23 states and the District of Columbia that will have state exchanges, residents split about evenly on approval and disapproval of the law. In the states that are defaulting to a federal exchange, however, residents oppose the law by an overwhelming 20 percentage points.

    1. "11 Million"/300 MILLION

      Do the math...

    2. Confusion continues: Only one in four say they understand the law's impact on them and their families well while one-third say they have little or no understanding about how the law will work.

    3. "11 Million" cause nobody knows who's paid what or how much to whom.

      ...software bug, or, "feature"

    4. Rufus IIThu Jan 23, 07:27:00 PM EST

      Confusion continues: Only one in four say they understand the law's impact on them and their families well while one-third say they have little or no understanding about how the law will work.


      Participatory Democracy Marches on.

      ...meanwhile, Scott Walker plans to give back to taxpayers of WISCONSIN (true blue)


    5. ...quirk's most grievous missed prognostication.

      So Far.

    6. Poll for the masses:

      Is a lowercase "q" going too far?

    7. From the latest PPP Poll in Florida:

      While 40 percent approve of Obama’s federal health-care law, 49 percent disapprove of it.

      Adjust this for the 15% that always "oppose" the ACA because it's not Single-Payer, and you come up with 59 Approve - 34 Against.

    8. Oops, the Pew Poll was, actually, from Sept. '13.

      Depending on the time, and methodology, of the polls, they tend to be all over the place. But, one thing is constant; the numbers are Getting Better for Obamacare.

      And, one thing is a Dead Shootin' Certain; This is a Done Deal. Suck it up.

    9. You should run for office.

      Become the first Socialist Ever to be elected in Mississippi.

    10. I'm not a "Socialist." But, I'm not an "Anarchist," either. I recognize that our government is supposed to by "Of, By, and For" the People.

      And, not just "Rich" People with Offshore Bank Accounts, and those that pay less than 15% in Federal Taxes.

    11. You're a sick joke posing as The Moron From Mississippi.

    12. ...maybe it wasn't the cowboys that brought down them inbred Injuns...

    13. (I hereby plead the proprietor to grant me temporary amnesty)

    14. In the case of the Cherokee it was a Lawless act by Andrew Jackson, who forced the Cherokee off their lands in Georgia even after they'd taken him all the way to the Supreme Court, and Won.

    15. We'd all be more than happy to trade our humble abodes for Teepees, of course.

      Not to mention our motorized carriages for horses.

      Or Vaccines for Horseshit.

    16. Shit, there were a Lot of successful farmers, and ranchers included in that Cherokee population, and I don't think any of them lived in "teepees" at that time.

    17. And, they were "morally" advanced enough to have kicked the "priest/elite" class to the curb (actually, they ran them all the way out of town.) :)

    18. .

      DougThu Jan 23, 07:32:00 PM EST

      ...quirk's most grievous missed prognostication.

      So Far.

      What prognostication was that, Doug?


    19. .

      Adjust this for the 15% that always "oppose" the ACA because it's not Single-Payer, and you come up with 59 Approve - 34 Against.

      Have you read the poll and how the question was asked?


    20. .

      And what is the logic behind saying someone who says they are against the ACA actually approves it. The ACA and single payer are two different things.


    21. Ah, Quirk, every one of those polls that I've seen that has asked "why" the respondent opposes Obamacare it has been a remarkably constant 15% that said it was because the program wasn't "progressive enough" - ie. it wasn't single-payer.

    22. The Cherokees were slavers, but Ruf never mentions that fact.

      They were mistreated by the Federal government though.

      Thus I wonder why Ruf is so strong to turn his life over to the Federal Government of today.

      "Some people never learn."

      Old anon saying.....found all over the world.......what it means is some people are really dense, that sort of thing......"dumbest fuck on the planet" is the way Ruf put it once, referring not to the Cherokee, but to me.......

    23. Rufus IIThu Jan 23, 07:56:00 PM EST
      In the case of the Cherokee it was a Lawless act by Andrew Jackson, who forced the Cherokee off their lands in Georgia

      Jackson was much like Obama in disregarding law.

      The Creeks lost about 1/4 of Georgia and about 1/2 of Alabama in a power grab run by General Jackson. Shortly thereafter, he stole Florida fair and square. With his victory at New Orleans, he was untouchable.

  43. "horsepiss"

    Horseshit injectors have yet to be invented.

  44. In talking about Republican candidates in New York who are pro-life, the Governor said:

    "Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives, who are right to life...? Because if that is who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York. Because that is not who New Yorkers are."


    We are the one's we've been waiting for.

    Sieg Heil!

  45. President Viktor Yanukovych, under pressure from Western leaders, hinted at potential compromise with the opposition over increasingly violent protests. But opponents said they remained skeptical, as previous pledges have seen him offer little ground.

    Amid a flurry of phone calls Thursday from European leaders and U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, Mr. Yanukovych ordered parliament's speaker to call an emergency session...

  46. N1H1 flu being passed around Washington State like Justin Bieber in Dade County lock up.

    1. Owie, he's gonna need Wal-Green's super strength anti-itch cream and soothing balm.

    2. Dr Drew Pinsky had had more than one kind of vaccine this year and still got it and was laid low.

      Could just be Drew The Jew Flu, though.

      I wonder how many fewer flu cases we'd have these days if none of us ever flew?


  47. DougThu Jan 23, 07:34:00 PM EST

    Poll for the masses:

    Is a lowercase "q" going too far?
    I am against the lowercase "q" in "quirk" on the grounds that 'it doesn't go far enough'.

    I am in favor of simply "q".

    Through his strong misreadings of comments he has earned it.


    1. Not to even begin to mention all his missed prognostications.......

    2. He don't even remember predicktin that Scott Walker would be laid low by Wisconsinite cheese-eating union thugs in payback for his bravery in office.

      If the GOP had a brain, he'd be our next candidate.

      Rufie would blow his own head off.

      Not that any of us would be able to notice the difference.

    3. I think John Kasich is, potentially, the most dangerous candidate the Republicans could nominate.

      Scott Walker? Nah, I don' think so.

  48. I had Toni Tennille mixed up with Karen Carpenter in this addled old brain and thot she'd been dead for decades.

    Turns out she's turning out the addled old Captain and's gonna fly away.

    Like a bird.

    Ain't no spring chicken, tho.

    1. The Captain's gonna be walkin Barrack's Death Panel Plank.