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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Flawed Priorities



•Ban abortion with Constitutional amendment. (Party platform plank, Aug 2000)

•Try again with the Human Life Amendment, no rape or incest exception (Aug 2012)

•Constitutionally define marriage as one man & one woman. (Aug 2012)

•Jail time and school drug testing deters drug use. (Sep 2004)

•The Broader Middle East Initiative spreads democracy. (Sep 2004)

•School, libraries should ban porn from their computers. (Aug 2000)

•Afghanistan is liberated and the American people are safer. (Sep 2004)

•One percent cut in military pensions to pay for subsidies to farmers (Budget, Jan 2014)

205 comments:

  1. My niece knows 7 languages and is learning German. ("May be then I will teach you some German too") She hasn't expressed a real political opinion yet......some people sit and bitch, others stand up and do......

    She's at the Sir Thomas Browne level in languages......

    Meanwhile.......

    Denver County Fair to hold joint-rolling contest........drudge



    Heeee-haaaaww!!

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  2. *Schools, libraries should ban porn from their computers. (Aug 2000)

    How DARE the angry white dudes even suggest such a retro thing........fuck 'em, fuck 'em all, the motherfucks.....

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  3. The angry white person party Circa 1900 another excerpt from "The Bully Pulpit" by Doris Kearns Goodwin:

    "...In addition, southern Republicans had never forgiven Roosevelt for the unprecedented dinner invitation extended the previous fall to the black educator Booker T. Washington. At the time, the vehement reaction in the South had stunned and saddened Roosevelt. Newspaper editorials throughout the region decried the president's attempt to make a black man the social equal of a white man by sharing the same dinner table. "Social equality with the Negro means decadence and damnation," announced one southern official. "The action of President Roosevelt in entertaining that nigger will necessitate our killing a thousand niggers in the South before they will learn their place," declared South Carolina's Benn Tillman."
    "The Bully Pulpit", Doris Kearns Goodwin, Blithedale Producitons, Inc. 2013



    Lordy, lordy, and now one of 'them' sleeps in the White House.

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    1. He's only half them. His other half is crazy as hell white ass bitch from lu-lu land.

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      One of them, Ash?

      Are you talking a black guy or a crazy white dude?

      Look at his policies. Look at where he gets his money. Heck, he was against US foreign intervention until he could actually do something about it. He was against gay marriage until the 2012 election was a couple months away.

      He's not going to rock the boat. He is living the high life and loving every minute of it. He is the personification of the angry white dude (if one takes the time to look).

      .

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    3. He smoked dope when he was against it, and now doesn't smoke dope (?) and seems to be for it.

      It's all so confusing.

      I am taking the time to look and see if he is the personification of the angry white dude, and am missing it so far......

      This much is true:

      "He is living the high life ( / ) and loving every minute of it."

      I repeat, there is a big sex scandal just round the corner......

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    4. The Greeks had it that a man always wants to hump his mom.

      I betcha Obbie has humped more white poontang on those 19th holes than Tiger Woods.

      This is causing 'marital strain'.......Michelle's divorce papers are already drawn up......just waiting to be filed at the inauguration of some new President......

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  4. Ash, my good man, there might still be time enough for you to 'enroll' in the Denver County Fair's Joint Rolling Contest.

    You could put your fingers to some productive work rather than whanging them on a keyboard.

    You might win a prize, too!!

    Your friend, bobbo

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  5. The Knesset took the first step toward creating legislation that would ban the use of the word "Nazi" as an epithet. That will make the discussion around here a little nicer when WiO is reined in.

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    1. The Knesset does not rule here, dear Miss T.

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    2. Defining "epithet" will be the problem. Is "motherfucker" an epithet or a crude Freudian allusion? Is "cocksucker" homophobic when gender specific? Hmm...Free speech does have limits as posited by Mister Justice Holmes, but what are they? Are politicians the best judges? For example, Senator McCain thinks that any negative criticism directed at him goes beyond the pale. Why, he even got enough Congressmen and a Supreme Court justice to agree.

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    3. Farmer BobTue Jan 28, 12:34:00 PM EST
      The Knesset does not rule here, dear Miss T.

      The Knesset barely rules in Israel.

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    4. Teresita RedingerTue Jan 28, 12:17:00 PM EST
      The Knesset took the first step toward creating legislation that would ban the use of the word "Nazi" as an epithet. That will make the discussion around here a little nicer when WiO is reined in.


      Dear Ms T,

      "will make the discussion around here a little nicer when WiO is reined in"

      Don't make anti-Semitic remarks, don't trash Judaism, don't throw slurs like "YID" or "Hooked Nose" or advocate one standard for Jews or Israel and no standards for others.

      As for your "reined in" comment? No need if you were civil.

      Now if you lie? Distort and or make specious attacks?

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    1. Pure chaos has been unleased o'er all the world.

      All things are out of whack.

      Confusion has been crowned both King and Queen.

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    2. Bob,

      It is now snowing heavily in Atlanta! The world is coming to an end!! All Hell has broken loose!!! I am putting a call through to my Congressional delegation; this will just not do.

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    3. I'm retreating to the farm......

      later

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    4. But first, this caught my eye -

      Exorcist dismisses increasingly popular SKYPE exorcisms as 'worthless'.......drudge

      This should put a dent in q's new enterprise.

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  7. It is now snowing heavily in Atlanta! The world is coming to an end!!

    Hell, the Jamaican Bobsled Team might even have snow to practice with.

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    1. :-) Yes, they may. But not to fear, global warming is real say the soothsayers, huddled snuggly in their offices with electric portable heaters on "High".

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  8. Obama's sixth State of the Union: What's left to promise and not deliver?

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    Ford will be paying out $8,800 per in profit sharing to each of its 47,000 hourly employers. Big change from 2009.

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    The State of the Union in 17 Charts

    http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/economy/2014/01/28/obama-economy/index.html?iid=HP_LN

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    1. I don't get it; they put up an "estimate" (the numbers were available) for government outlays for 2013, and as a result, got it bad wrong.

      Gov't Outlays 2012 $3.538 Trillion

      Gov't Outlays 2013 $3.454 Trillion

      fms.treas

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    2. Quantitative easing 85 BILLION a month or a cool trillion.... Or printed free money of 1/3 of your numbers...

      But QE1, QE2, QE3 & QE infinity mean nothing?

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  11. It continues snowing in Atlanta.

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    1. What o what are you going to do if it doesn't stop snowing?

      What then?

      I suggest you migrate north and west into northern Idaho where it is clear and only moderately cold, with no snow on the ground at all, except higher up in the mountains.

      :)

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    2. What if everyone starts building snowmen, with carrot noses, and coal eyes...........and the snowmen come alive, and start throwing carrots and coal at you.......what then?

      Move to North Idaho now, and avoid the coming carnage.

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  12. CALIFORNIA: ONLY ONE-THIRD HAVE REGAINED INSURANCE LOST THROUGH OBAMACARE


    California has long been the flagship for Obamacare. It was targeted last fall by President Barack Obama's own activist group, Organizing for Action, for precisely that reason: given the strength of their volunteer efforts, they hoped the state could be a symbol for the success of Obamacare as a whole.

    That is one reason that there is so much loud cheering by the media's left-wing commentators every time Covered California, the state's Obamacare program, announces that it has achieved something, no matter how modest--or how exaggerated.

    Yet many of Covered California's "successes" are only relative to the failure of the program as a whole, and most of them are overblown. For example, on the day Obamacare enrollment started, Covered California reported that it had received 5 million web hits. In fact, however, it had received only 645,000--roughly 10% of what was initially reported.

    The latest version of such inflation is Covered California's jubilant announcement last week that "500,108 Californians enrolled for health insurance and selected plans through the end of 2013."
    That was cause for jubilation by Ezra Klein--from the start, one of Obamcare's chief media pitchmen--and Evan Soltas in the Washington Post, who celebrated California's achievement of "424,396" enrollments. As John McCormack of the Weekly Standard notes, Klein and Soltas are only counting those eligible for Obamacare subsidies, not the total number who enrolled.
    But there is a further problem: California refuses to say, or cannot say, how many of those have actually paid for their insurance, meaning we do not know the actual number.

    It gets worse--much worse.
    By the end of October, the executive director of California's Obamacare exchange confirmed that up to 900,000 people in the state would lose their current health insurance by the end of 2013--not including those who may lose it through their workplaces in 2014. Many of those are among the 500,000 or so who signed up for Obamacare through Covered California by the end of 2013--about 330,000, according to McCormack. That also means that only about 200,000 previously uninsured people signed up for Obamacare.

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    1. As for the other 600,000 or so, no one know what happened to them--they are just uninsured. The state refused to participate in President Barack Obama's proposed "fix" for those who had their policies canceled.

      So roughly three times as many people have lost insurance as have gained it. That is what the left now defines as "success." The rest of the country is presumably meant to take heart from the fact that California's performance highlights the best-case scenario for Obamacare. And there are other problems--a boycott by Calfornia doctors, for one.

      Klein and Soltas at least have the presence of mind not to go as far as Covered California and claim 1.2 million people in the state signed up for expanded Medicaid through Obamacare. Half of those were simply transferred into the program by bureaucrats, and the other half signed up for Medi-Cal during the period of Obamacare enrollment, but not necessarily because of it.

      Covered California claims its numbers show "continued vigor in the new insurance marketplace." Much more of such "vigor," and the state's insurance industry will be dead.

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    2. If only Rufus gave daily stock picks:

      We could be contrarian investors and make millions.

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    3. The last pick I made was when Nat. Gas was at $1.92. I hope you didn't fade that bet.

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  13. Obamacare: Tom Coburn loses cancer doctor
    By: Tal Kopan
    January 28, 2014 11:29 AM EST

    Cancer-stricken Sen. Tom Coburn revealed Tuesday that his health insurance under Obamacare doesn’t cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care.

    “I’m doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs,” Coburn said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday when asked about his health. “Fortunately — even though my new coverage won’t cover my specialist — I’m going to have great care, and I have a great prognosis.”

    The Oklahoma Republican’s spokesman confirmed to POLITICO that since the senator enrolled in his health insurance plan under Obamacare, his coverage has been reduced and he lost coverage for his cancer specialist. Coburn will continue to pay out of pocket and see his oncologist, his office said.

    (Also on POLITICO: Keating won't seek Coburn's seat)

    Coburn made public in November that he had been diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer. He also had prostate cancer surgery in 2011 and has survived colon cancer and melanoma. He also announced earlier this month he would not serve out his full Senate term, but said his decision was not made because of his health.

    The Oklahoma Republican and physician has been a critic of Obamacare, unveiling on Monday a plan with two other senators to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=9F60A889-D4BA-4592-A65C-82288C29EC91

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    1. He's a scammer, and a liar. All Group Policies, including his previous one, have "networks." As a result most people change doctors every year, or so, with regularity.

      Pure scum.

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    2. He can't access his network, R2.

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  14. Vancouver man appalled at Sochi conditions after working on ski, snowboarding courses

    “The toilet flushes muddy water, there is no hot water, the shower floor is covered in dirt and mud, there was p--- all over the toilet, the water is undrinkable (it’s brown), it’s even sketchy to brush your teeth in it, and the idea of having internet in this place is a joke.”

    Welcome to The Province! We're noticing a lot of visitors from Reddit and Drudge Report today. Here are some other recent stories you might be interested in:

    Mayor claims there are no gay people in Sochi

    Is it safe to eat the sushi? Answers to your questions about Fukushima radiation

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    But the post, that went on to describe troubles with getting his accreditation, negative descriptions of the resort and worrying disputes over payment for the work he and five others were flown to Sochi to do, disappeared from his blog the next day.

    “I’ve been told to shut up,” Balfour was quoted as saying in The Australian newspaper on Friday.

    The blog was captured before it was deleted and posted to the alpinezone.com online forum.

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    1. The Roosians never promised safe sushi, or a clean place to shit, just a terror free Olympics.

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  15. Pete Seeger died, today.

    This Land is Your Land

    He didn't write that song, but I'll always remember him by it.

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    1. Tell that to the Sioux your people displaced, R2.

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    2. Tell it to the Solutreans, too.

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    3. Tell it to the Cherokee slaves of yesteryear.......

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    4. This land was your land, now it's my land.....

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    5. His musical career was always braided tightly with his political activism, in which he advocated for causes ranging from civil rights to the cleanup of his beloved Hudson River. Seeger said he left the Communist Party around 1950 and later renounced it. But the association dogged him for years.

      He was kept off commercial television for more than a decade after tangling with the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955. Repeatedly pressed by the committee to reveal whether he had sung for Communists, Seeger responded sharply: “I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent this implication that some of the places that I have sung and some of the people that I have known, and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical, or I might be a vegetarian, make me any less of an American.”

      He was charged with contempt of Congress, but the sentence was overturned on appeal.

      Seeger called the 1950s, years when he was denied broadcast exposure, the high point of his career. He was on the road touring college campuses, spreading the music he, Guthrie, Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter and others had created or preserved.

      “The most important job I did was go from college to college to college to college, one after the other, usually small ones,” he told The Associated Press in 2006. ” … And I showed the kids there’s a lot of great music in this country they never played on the radio.”

      His scheduled return to commercial network television on the highly rated Smothers Brothers variety show in 1967 was hailed as a nail in the coffin of the blacklist. But CBS cut out his Vietnam protest song, Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, and Seeger accused the network of censorship.

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    6. He went on to tell the dear, old congressmen that "I am an American, and it's none of your damned business who I talked to, or who I sang for; Do what you will."

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    7. He was sentenced to 10 Years.

      (but the cowardly bastards backed down, and found a way to let him off on a technicality.)

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    8. He wrote this one, and it seemed to get the old congressmens panties completely bunched, for some reason.

      Peter, Paul, and Mary - If I Had a Hammer


      man, she was fuckable, back then. :)

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    9. And a Commie too!

      What's not to like, Comrade Rufie II?

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    10. What difference does it make, at this point?

      Hillary in Sixteen!

      Sweet, Sweet, Sweet!

      (And she's fuckable too!)

      If you got a sleeping mask and a truckload of Viagra.

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    11. "I let my sweet, gay best Bud get anally raped with a broomstick and murdered."

      Again, what's not to like?

      Clinton in '16,

      "WE DESERVE NOTHING LESS!"

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    12. You are a Socialist Troll, and purveyor of State Lies.

      ...along with the MSM.

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    13. Keep up the good work, Doug.

      I'm staying out of it so's I don't get the banning.........

      But I agree with all you say........particularly the part about the poor Ambassador.

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  16. q is out in Gary, Indiana, fighting 200 demons in a house where a little boy was walking up the wall backwards, and on the ceiling too, according to police, a psychologist, and a family counselor/social worker, who witnessed the incident.

    The mother had been exorcised previously four times but it didn't take.

    q says he must remove the demons before he can properly work on mom and son.

    Further details again tomorrow on Fox News - The O'Reilly Factor.......

    It's possible the demons may "have come in from the cold" so to speak......

    There are a lot of false exorcists plying a limited market out there these days, some using Skype even......it's good to know a real pro is on the scene now......

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    1. Check out the replay of The O'Reilly Factor later tonight on Fox for the broadcast, in case you missed it.

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    2. Have they tried Exorcism by Skype?

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    3. That technique has been pretty well debunked.........q tried it for awhile.......there wasn't much money in it.......

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  17. "I'll Hammer and Sickle in the Morning,
    I'll Hammer and Sickle in the Evening...
    "

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    1. Rufie comes whenever he sees a picture of Pootie with his shirt off.

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  18. Let me know if Obama promised this:

    "“The toilet flushes muddy water, there is no hot water, the shower floor is covered in dirt and mud, there was p--- all over the toilet, the water is undrinkable (it’s brown), it’s even sketchy to brush your teeth in it, and the idea of having internet in this place is a joke.”"

    That's one he's doing his best to deliver.

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    1. Rufus will crow about how many have signed up, or at least, visited the website, or already been given MediFlush.

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    2. Quiet, now. The President's in the House.

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    3. ok, OK!
      ...whatever I'm s'posed to do, I'll do.

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    4. Doug,, if you were there you would hostage Boehner with your sour puss face making.

      still, ya gotta luv that guys moaning grimace!

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    5. A display of multiple choice photos of that face could lead one to suicide.

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    6. The orange skin and effects of smoking, and way to many years in DC, plus the genes, will never be duplicated.

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    7. Dirty Harry photos would not arouse too many wimmin.

      ...Unless they knew he rules the Senate of the USA.

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    8. If I was forced to listen, I'd have our kid post a picture for you guys of the face of (Doug's) Death.

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  19. Pootie would make a better American President than Bammy does.

    At least he knows how to fight moslems.

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    1. At least he's on his side.

      More than we can say for The Won that despises our Constitution of "negative rights."

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    2. Alinsky Grins from the Grave.

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    3. Pootie's method is:

      You blow them to Kingdom Come.

      This is known as "acquiescing in their wishes".

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    4. Kandinsky

      "Fuck Communism, I'm gettin me some French Ass!"

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    5. Ash is Bedding Down w/Quirk.

      ...in the Bunk ABOVE US.

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    6. Sorry,

      Sometimes Envy gets the upper hand.

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    7. I tell you what!

      They don't mess with me, I'm a wild man, son
      I got me my very own anti tank gun
      I got a jack rabbit with it, guess he was a mean one
      Yeah, I've always been a sportsman

      Now, there wasn't much left when I got to him
      Them big old shells didn't just go through him
      Just lumps of fur and that was it
      Guess you could say he sure took a hit, alright

      Yeah, you want to see my fire power, see my collection
      Cause that's my thing, man, perfection
      Now I'm talking power in the barrel of a gun
      I'll blow anything I want to kingdom come

      Ba ba boom
      Ba ba ba ba bomb
      And I'll blow anything I want
      To kingdom come

      Yeah, all you got to do is squeeze on the trigger
      And a little bitty human get a whole lot bigger
      Cause there's a time for talking and a time to shoot them down

      And this mama-jama don't pussy foot around, alright

      Yeah, let them laugh, let them say we're strange
      Me and my buddies on the rifle range
      But you won't be laughing when it hits the fan
      You're going to want to be a survivor, man

      Yeah, you got to see my fire power, see my collection
      Cause that's my thing, man, perfection
      Now, I'm talking power in the barrel of a gun
      I'll blow anything I want to kingdom come

      Ba ba boom
      Ba ba ba ba bomb
      And I'll blow anything I want
      To kingdom come

      Ba ba ba ba boom
      I say we ought to drop the bomb
      Yes, and I'll blow anything I want
      To kingdom come

      - MARK KNOPFLER

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  20. Rufus,

    ...great music...should have listened more closely way back then...Thanks...

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    1. Yep, it was almost impossible to not get laid at a "folk festival."

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    2. That was then.

      Now, I'd take five more minutes with my wife.

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    3. ...whatever turns you on.

      Including The Poverty of Socialism.

      A Child's Dream.

      An adolescent's Fuck Flag.

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    4. I'd like five more minutes with your wife, too. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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    5. :) :) I'm sorry; that was crude. :) :) :)

      But, I just couldn't hep it. :) :)

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    6. It was "just hangin' out there, ya know? :) :)

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    7. Okay. I apologize. It was wrong. :(



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    8. I still appreciate your condolences.

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    9. Some shit supersedes the babble.

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    10. The delete button, R2, the delete button.

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    11. Oh, hell, that's an old joke. There was nothing to it; Doug knows that.

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  21. UPDATE: Free Crack Pipes To Be Distributed In San Fran Despite Gov't Opposition........drudge

    Come on guys, what are we coming to?

    What's a free crack pipe without free crack?


    Every American's right......

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    1. I'm really glad I don't live any where near San Francisco.

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  22. AshTue Jan 28, 09:44:00 PM EST

    Yaaaaawwwn. Gdnight.


    Young Ash is either plumb tuckered and sleepie poo, or bored with us American hicks.

    In either case, he always needs his beauty sleep. And rest. He will be helping someone somewhere again tomorrow.

    G'nite to you, noble Ash.

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  23. January 28, 2014
    Obama Has Made it Impossible for Israel to Strike Iran
    By Karin McQuillan




    I called a hardheaded realist, a Harvard trained PhD who has been watching the Middle East professionally for decades, to ask him about Obama's Iran deal. This is what he told me.



    It's done. Iran will get a bomb.



    They want a bomb and they will not be denied unless somebody stops them. Obama does not want to stop them. He does not want a friendly regime in Iran. He wants Iran as a counterforce to America and Israel. Obama is not a Muslim, but he is a radical. He sees the U.S. and Israel as imperialistic and oppressive. He doesn't like the U.S. military. He'd cut it to nothing if he could get away with it.



    We'll have to pull our troops and our aircraft carriers out of the Persian Gulf. We'll lose our ability to protect Middle Eastern oil. The Gulf Arabs will have to cooperate with Iran. So will Europe; they depend on that oil.



    The Iranians want the ascendance of Shia Islam. People don't remember, but when Ayatollah Khomeini took over, he sent Revolutionary Guards to Saudi Arabia and they seized Mecca. French paratroopers had to go in secretly and get them out. The Saudis couldn't do it themselves.





    The Iranians want to take over Mecca and Medina. They want to take over the Arab world. With their nuclear weapons they will pressure Israel. They don't need to bomb them. They will test a nuclear bomb, they will send in missiles, they will issue threats, they will strangle them economically. Israel's high tech people will leave. They can do start-ups in Silicon Valley just as easily as in Israel; the weather is just as nice. Investments in Israel will dry up.



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    1. The deal is indeed terrible. Obama has been changing the rules of the game -- he went from Iran not having the ability to make a bomb, which had been our policy, to Iran not actually making a complete bomb.



      Once you've mastered enrichment, and Iran has, creating enough highly enriched uranium is just a choice; there are no technical hurdles left. They have thousands of centrifuges that can enrich uranium in a few months, starting from zero. Whether they have stocks on hand enriched to 5% or 20% is totally irrelevant.



      Iran will have an unarmed bomb on the shelf ready to go. Loading the bomb takes a short time -- who will know when they do that? Bombs are not that big, especially ones meant to be loaded on missiles. So who will even know where it is?



      The Threat to America



      Forget a dirty bomb against America. What about a real bomb? A ten thousand pound bomb could be on a cargo ship or a barge heading into an American port. There are many points of failure in trying to stop them. We do radiation testing on cargo ships, as much as we can. Iranians are smart, they have good engineers and scientists, they will take counter-measures. We can succeed 9 out of ten times. What about the tenth time? And how do we know it's from Iran? It has no signature. It could be from Pakistan. Iran absolutely is a threat to the U.S.



      The idea that the mullahs have not made the decision to make a bomb, and if they do so we will know, is absurd. Consider all the other instances in which our intelligence was caught flat footed -- 9/11, the second Indian bomb, Pakistan, North Korea, the fall of the Soviet Union.



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    2. They could well have a bomb ready to go right now -- it's not that hard. They probably don't have the highly enriched uranium -- probably, but not definitely.



      This deal makes it essentially impossible for Israel to strike -- not least because the U.S. has Israel under a microscope, by satellite and other technical means, and also with spies in the government and the IDF (Israeli Defense Force). At the first hint that a mission is imminent, the White House will leak it to the Washington Post, the New York Times, destroying operational security. Just as the U.S. leaked about Israel's strikes into Syria.



      If despite this Israel tries to strike, they are the ones who will be viewed as pariahs and warmongers. They could face economic sanctions. Obviously Bibi didn't trust Obama, but Obama managed to betray him and Israel anyhow.



      It's the U.S. that has the bunker buster bombs capable of taking out Iran's hardened nuclear sites, not Israel. Iran learned from Israel bombing Osirak. They distributed their nuclear program and put it in hardened sites. Israel doesn't have heavy bombers. They can't afford them; they don't have the men or the money. They rely on air superiority, which is what they've needed - F-15 and F-16s, multi-purpose aircraft.



      Israeli military cooperation with the Saudis could be a game changer, because it's closer to the target and doesn't require refueling. But the Saudis don't have the necessary integrated air defenses. Is Israel going to bring in Iron Dome to protect the Saudi airfields? Iron Dome is designed for lighter, Hezb'allah missiles, and as soon as you start installing it, your secrecy is gone. Bombing Iran is not a one shot deal. Without the bunker busters, Israel is going to have to hit the same spot over and over. That is not easy. It will take 3-4 days. You bomb, evaluate the hits, bomb again in the same spot.



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    3. Bombing will only delay Iran a couple of years. Is it worth it?



      The bottom line is that diplomacy absolutely can't stop the Iranian nuclear project, including nuclear weapons. Diplomacy can delay the program, especially if combined with the threat of force. After we invaded Iraq, the Iranians were very scared, so they halted the project for a year. When they became convinced that we would not attack them they restarted the project and accelerated it.



      The only real answer is regime change. Obama doesn't want regime change. Remember, when the protesters were in the streets of Cairo, we forced our ally Mubarak to resign, with brutal public and private pressure. But when the protesters were in the streets of Tehran, and the regime's thugs were attacking and murdering them, Obama did nothing. He could have used the occasion to tighten sanctions even more, and using the pretext of human rights he could have had European public opinion on his side.



      Obama wants the Iranian regime to survive, he wants to negotiate with it, and he wants to ally with it. What a coup that would be for Mr. Obama -- he would get a second Nobel.



      He is like the community organizer who goes into a rough neighborhood and wants to reach an agreement with the strongest street gang, so they will let him organize in peace. That's what Obama is doing, by bending to the Iranian demands and negotiating with Hezb'allah. Of course, this is idiotic - Hezb'allah is just a puppet of the Iranians, and only a fool would negotiate with a puppet.



      Is regime change possible? The CIA could do it. We've done it before. You pay people to create labor unrest, strikes. The Iranian regime is tottering. It could be brought down. The mullahs do not trust the army. They're afraid their conscript soldiers won't fire on crowds, so they rely on Revolutionary Guards, highly paid, and on organized street thugs called the Basiji. But, you get one general to revolt and kill the political officers, make a public statement that "we must not harm the people." The Iranian people are not violent, they are not prone to riot, but a funeral leads to a demonstration, to more funerals and the protest grows. Only 55% of Iran is Persian, the rest are minorities, Arabs, Azerbaijanis -- you create problems. A truck of Iranian soldiers is blown up in the Azerbaijani region. It's not hard to do.



      Iran could have a regime friendly to us. The people have experienced the mullahs; they are friendly to America, and even Israel. Under the Shah, Iran was friendly with Israel.



      Obama doesn't want Iran to become an ally, or he would have acted during the Arab spring to topple the regime. They were vulnerable. The people were chanting, O ba ma, O ba ma, which means, "you are with us," in Farsi. But Obama wasn't with them.



      Obama doesn't want America to have allies. He undermines them. Look what he did to Poland, our best ally in Eastern Europe. Poland went out on a limb for us on NATO missiles and Obama cut it off. He undermined Israel and the Saudis.



      Anyhow, that's how I see it. If Israel had a realistic military option, they should have pulled the trigger before Obama's second term (of course, he ordered them to maintain quiet until the election was over). Don't know for sure what they were thinking. Maybe they didn't have a real option but used the threat to try to tighten sanctions and get the US to act.



      It's a very bad situation -- another great mess created by our glorious leader. We're going to have a nuclear Iran.


      Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/01/obama_has_made_it_impossible_for_israel_to_strike_iran.html#ixzz2rlN31HLU
      Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook

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    4. Everyone happy now?

      Ash, sleeping tight?

      Deuce, Quirk, R2?

      Everything's cool.

      Delete
    5. In short, Obama is a traitor.

      Delete
    6. We have carriers for aircraft?

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    7. Worth repeating.....

      "
      The only real answer is regime change. Obama doesn't want regime change. Remember, when the protesters were in the streets of Cairo, we forced our ally Mubarak to resign, with brutal public and private pressure. But when the protesters were in the streets of Tehran, and the regime's thugs were attacking and murdering them, Obama did nothing. He could have used the occasion to tighten sanctions even more, and using the pretext of human rights he could have had European public opinion on his side.



      Obama wants the Iranian regime to survive, he wants to negotiate with it, and he wants to ally with it. What a coup that would be for Mr. Obama -- he would get a second Nobel.



      He is like the community organizer who goes into a rough neighborhood and wants to reach an agreement with the strongest street gang, so they will let him organize in peace. That's what Obama is doing, by bending to the Iranian demands and negotiating with Hezb'allah. Of course, this is idiotic - Hezb'allah is just a puppet of the Iranians, and only a fool would negotiate with a puppet.



      Is regime change possible? The CIA could do it. We've done it before. You pay people to create labor unrest, strikes. The Iranian regime is tottering. It could be brought down. The mullahs do not trust the army. They're afraid their conscript soldiers won't fire on crowds, so they rely on Revolutionary Guards, highly paid, and on organized street thugs called the Basiji. But, you get one general to revolt and kill the political officers, make a public statement that "we must not harm the people." The Iranian people are not violent, they are not prone to riot, but a funeral leads to a demonstration, to more funerals and the protest grows. Only 55% of Iran is Persian, the rest are minorities, Arabs, Azerbaijanis -- you create problems. A truck of Iranian soldiers is blown up in the Azerbaijani region. It's not hard to do.



      Iran could have a regime friendly to us. The people have experienced the mullahs; they are friendly to America, and even Israel. Under the Shah, Iran was friendly with Israel.



      Obama doesn't want Iran to become an ally, or he would have acted during the Arab spring to topple the regime. They were vulnerable. The people were chanting, O ba ma, O ba ma, which means, "you are with us," in Farsi. But Obama wasn't with them."

      Surely we all remember how quiet Obama was during the Iranian uprising.

      Surely we do, don't we?

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    8. I just slept from 5:40 pm to 8 pm after sleeping 9 hours last nite.
      Life has taken a weird turn for sure.

      Delete
    9. Otherwise I would have been engaged in a captivating dialogue w/you.

      How could I have nodded off?

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  24. I vote that we have Lindsey Graham's picture taken down.

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    1. Who needs to wake up to that?

      Delete
    2. Surely not me.
      Maybe Ash loves to have that visage in mind when he nods off, however.

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  25. All of Lindsey's brains went into growing that coarse-ass horsehair.

    ReplyDelete
  26. My favorite aunt was the only person I've known who as she aged slept less and less.

    I remember thinking, if she gets any older she won't sleep at all.

    Swedes !

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    1. That's normal for some.

      Think I'm in some depressive fugue state or somethin.

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    2. "Dissociative fugue usually involves unplanned travel or wandering, and is sometimes accompanied by the establishment of a new identity"

      ---

      Forewarned is forearmed, you guys and gal.

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  27. This is where the Iranian mullahs should be -

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/world/middleeast/egypt-morsi-trial.html?hp&_r=0

    In a sound proof glass cage as their trials proceed......just like Morsi........

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    1. I watched an Abbot and Costello flick in which Costello had Abbot stuck in one of those old steam boxes where only your head poked through.
      Steaming the little porker, I guess.
      No wonder I grew up weird.

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    2. An old steam box would be fitting for the mullahs as well as a sound proof glass cage.

      Either choice would be OK by me.

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    3. "Abbott and Costello meet the invisible man."

      Delete
    4. Michelle's Idol:

      "Glamorous Tamara Dobson made a big splash in the blacksploitation film Cleopatra Jones. She made just a few more films before leaving show business in the early 1980s"

      Delete
    5. We had some friends whose adopted black daughter was named Tamara.

      I wonder...

      Delete
    6. Short but sweet, I hope:

      "Dobson died on October 2, 2006 in her native Baltimore, Maryland, of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis, at the age of 59"

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  28. Graham has one weird-ass face:

    "COLUMBIA, SC — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham had an extra ticket to Tuesday night's State of the Union address, and he gave it to Korie Robertson, wife of "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson.

    Proud to provide my guest ticket to tonight’s SOTU to Korie Robertson. #DuckDynasty @bosshogswife pic.twitter.com/UKSGePeHry

    — Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) January 28, 2014
    Willie Robertson is the guest of Rep. Vance McAllister of Louisiana.

    McAllister was elected in November to fulfill the unexpired term of former Rep. Rodney Alexander, who resigned to take a post in Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. McAllister was endorsed by Phil Robertson, the "Duck Dynasty" patriarch who was caused a firestorm last year when he made some anti-gay marriage comments in an interview with GQ magazine.

    Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/01/28/3232792/buzz-lindsey-grahams-state-of.html#storylink=cpy"

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  29. SEXUALLY EXPLICIT PHOTOS
    OF SOMEONE YOU KNOW

    We have 46 female members within 10 kilometers of your area.

    These women are ONLY looking for casual sexual encounters.

    Act fast! Registration for men is open for another 03 minutes and 59 seconds. All we ask from you is to answer 3 simple questions in order to see if you qualify for our exclusive website. Good luck!

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    1. "In the later stages of their film career, Abbott and Costello made numerous "monster/killer" comedies. This one is pretty good. Not on a par with the Frankenstein film but pretty good. Arthur Franz plays the invisible man seriously so the film doesn't completely fall into the silly realm.

      The scenes with Costello boxing as Louie the Looper are the best.
      William Frawley appears, a few years away from his immortality as Fred Mertz in I Love Lucy. Anyway if you are fan of A and C, or old Universal horror movies take a look.
      Enjoy, but don't expect much, just relax and laugh."

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  30. Replies
    1. http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Fay-Spain-Posters_i3810674_.htm?aid=39919869&LinkTypeID=1&PosterTypeID=1&DestType=7

      Doing my research, as Allen recommended, now I'm not sure Miss Beyoncé has the best bottom, but I can't tell for certain.

      Delete
    2. Have any of you folks fought a Yellowstone Buffalo to the death, with cape and sword?

      I have.

      Ole !!

      Delete
    3. Bob,

      Don't give up. Somewhere out there she dances to the music of the spheres.

      Shake, Shake, Shake

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    4. :)

      I wanna see Fay shake her booty without them bloomers, or whatever they are called. Then I will decide.

      It was a great leap forward when the women first began to wear proper G-strings around the pool.

      Delete
    5. It looks like Fay's wearing some strapless, bottomless bra, wtf is up with that?

      Delete
    6. ...just lighting and my vivid imagination, my bad.

      Delete
    7. Looks like some Photoshoping around the boobie.

      Their bad.

      Delete
    8. "sophisticated digital technology"

      Yeah, right.

      Delete
  31. As I said, Iran will go nuclear and Israel will not/cannot attack. In a thousand years from now, Obama and Haman will share a holiday.

    In Gulf War I, Jewish leaders made a terrible mistake in failing to strike Iraq following the SCUD attacks. The leadership of Israel has been belled, neutered, bought off, and had. The US is not the fault, only the facilitator, going back to Eisenhower. Israel has made itself irrelevant, becoming the well behaved vassal of Assyria.

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    1. It's late in the day, for sure.

      From Saudi Arabia? I don't know.

      Tactical nukes? I don't know.

      In hindsight maybe they should have attacked the moment Obama was first elected.

      I do not understand the Russian outlook on all this. They have behaved even more foolishly than we, I'd say. I don't get it.

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    2. You are not supposed to understand, fool.

      Go back to playing checkers.

      This is serious.

      Delete
  32. Iraq plan to flood oil market...

    Contest Saudi Arabia's dominance..........drudge

    This at least sounds promising......

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    Replies
    1. Car bombs and Oil Services.

      We don't need no stinking Halliburton.

      Delete
    2. "The discovery of the fluid in New York State was the signal for a general exodus of wildcatters from all parts of the oil country ..."

      Turned out to be Schumer's granddad taking a leak.

      Delete
    3. The Good Old Days

      ...could do w/o the cleft chin, though.

      Delete
    4. Glenn Herbert McCarthy (December 25, 1907 - December 26, 1988) was a wildcatter and a charismatic oil tycoon. The media often referred to him as "Diamond Glenn" and "The King of the Wildcatters". McCarthy was an oil prospector and entrepreneur who owned many businesses in various sectors of the economy. McCarthy founded the Shamrock Hotel in Houston, which gained him national fame and inspired the fictional character Jett Rink in Edna Ferber's 1952 novel Giant[1] along with its 1956 film adaptation, which starred James Dean in the role.
      Contents [hide]

      McCarthy was born in Beaumont, Texas almost seven years after the discovery of oil at Spindletop. His father, Will McCarthy, worked in the oil fields and from the age of eight Glenn served the roughnecks as a waterboy for 50 cents a day.[2] During an oil drilling boom near Houston, the family relocated to the city where his father gained employment. When he was 17 Glenn enlisted in the U.S. Navy and subsequently returned to San Jacinto High School.[1][3] He attended Tulane University on a football scholarship but injured his leg. He later attended Texas A&M and Rice University before dropping out of college and venturing into business.[2] When he was 23, McCarthy married 16-year-old Faustine Lee, whose father William Lee was a partner in Yount-Lee Oil Company. McCarthy later claimed he had less than $1.50 to his name when he got married.[4]
      Oil[edit]

      He talked his father and brother into working with him drilling for oil in Hardin County, Texas. The first attempt failed but two years later he made another attempt farther south near Anahuac and succeeded. Between 1931 and 1942 he struck oil 38 times.[4] In 1941 McCarthy bought land where the future Astrodome would be built along with 4,800 acres (19 km2) of what is now Sharpstown. During the 1940s he established 11 new oilfields and expanded several others.[2]
      Fame and notoriety[edit]

      "Diamond Glenn" drew much attention from the national media due to his charismatic personality and his rags-to-riches story. Both loved and scorned by the media, his image formed the cultural mythos of the Texas oil millionaire: a charming, lucky, unabashed businessman. In 1949 McCarthy built the luxurious Shamrock Hotel in Houston, spending $21,000,000 for its construction. He then held what has been cited as "Houston’s biggest party" for the hotel's grand opening.[5] Dozens of Hollywood celebrities, many of whom were flown into Houston Municipal Airport on a Boeing 307 Stratoliner airplane which he had recently acquired from Howard Hughes.[6]
      Like most wildcatters, Glenn was an aggressive investor. His multiple ventures led to a series of financial up and downs. In 1952 a life insurance company acquired title to the Shamrock Hotel, which was then sold to the Hilton Hotels Corporation.[7] Glenn restructured his business dealings and persisted. His business holdings included KXYZ radio station in Houston, two banks, a bar, a brand of bourbon called "Wildcatter", the McCarthy Chemical Company, a magazine, 14 "throwaway" newspapers and a movie production company known as Glenn McCarthy Productions.[2] He served as chairman of the former Eastern Air Lines and president of the United States Petroleum Association.

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    5. Rivets and Aluminum

      Does aluminum stay polished up like that?

      Delete
    6. Yes, if you polish it with aluminum polish, fool.

      Go back to playing checkers.

      This polishing is serious.

      Delete
    7. I'm starting to think you're Polish, not Swede.

      At least Lindsey has blue eyes.

      Delete
    8. A good poling might make your brown eyes blue.

      ...or, more likely, deeper brown.

      Delete
    9. Advertisement for Super Bowl Big Screen TV On Sale Now -


      'Homeland Security' to X-ray all food and drinks at Super Bowl...

      Preparations include air defense exercises....

      Random body cavity searches.....

      Lie detector tests.....



      Delete
    10. Why does Doug have one green eye, and one brown eye?

      Ans: he's a quart low on bull shit today.

      Got to get to beddie here......g'nite Doug!

      (that Polish, not Swede, line was pretty good....)

      Delete
  33. Meet Maverick - Welcome to
    Delta Fu - Home of the Deaf Frat Guy



    Jo Koy and Deaf
    Frat Guy


    Download the Pod, hilarious.

    DFG blows it once tho, while listening to audio only, he makes a comment.

    (The deaf guy is only supposed to be able to read lips, ...and feel the bass.)

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  34. "Constitutionally define marriage as one man & one woman."

    It was defined by humanity that way for quite some time though, so why not settle for "partners" or some such?

    I didn't claim to be "married" for the 18 years before we were.

    ...only after that little shrimp in Carson City said we were and took our money.

    Life's Verities remain just that.

    IMHO

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  35. McCain Schumer and Graham - Google Search

    Why does Rubio show up so often here?

    More convinced than ever the guy's a worthless, opportunistic scumbag.

    ...and an amnesty apologist to boot.

    ReplyDelete

  36. Michelle Obama Returning to L.A. for Democratic Fundraiser Hosted by Phil Rosenthal - The Hollywood Reporter


    Liberal Jews must have the political sphere of their brains electrocised.

    Carolla says Phil is a good hang, puts on great cinema previews featuring pizza from his brick pizza oven, etc.

    Everybody loves Raymond, but I've never seen it.

    :-(

    or

    :-)

    ?

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    1. "STORY: Hollywood Kicks Off Fundraising Frenzy for Democrats
      The event was previously scheduled for Oct. 11 at the Rosenthal home, but was canceled amid the budget crisis in Washington.
      Tickets for the evening event are as follows: $1,000 per guest to attend a reception with the first lady; $2,500 per couple for the reception and a photo; $4,000 per family of four for the reception and a photo; and $10,000 per guest for the reception, a photo and a roundtable discussion.
      For $32,400, a guest may attend all the events with the first lady, plus a special "co-chair clutch," involving a smaller number of donors."

      Delete
  37. Attention All Turds:


    Gossiping benefits society, study claims

    Gossiping can have a positive impact on society by helping encourage co-operation and reform bullies, a new study found

    Researchers found sharing “reputational information” could have a positive effect on society

    By Miranda Prynne, News Reporter

    9:58AM GMT 28 Jan 2014





    Gossip can benefit society by preventing bullying and encouraging co-operation, a new study suggests.


    In contrast to the conventional belief that gossip and social exclusion are malicious and should be avoided, researchers found sharing “reputational information” could have a positive effect on society.


    Gossip can help social groups to reform bullies, encourages co-operation and stops “nice people” being exploited, according to the study, published in the journal Psychological Science.


    Dr Matthew Feinberg, a researcher at Stanford University in the United State who co-wrote the study, said: “Groups that allow their members to gossip sustain co-operation and deter selfishness better than those that don’t.


    “And groups do even better if they can gossip and ostracise untrustworthy members.

    “While both of these behaviours can be misused, our findings suggest that they also serve very important functions for groups and society.”

    The researchers divided 216 participants into groups and asked them to play a game which involved making financial decisions that would benefit their groups.

    Before moving on to the next round with an entirely new group, people taking part could gossip about previous group members.

    Future group members could then use the information to exclude, or ostracise, a suspect participant from the group before making their next financial choices.

    The researchers found that when people learn about the behaviour of others through gossip, they use the information to ally themselves with those deemed co-operative.

    People who have behaved selfishly can then be excluded from group activities based on the gossip.

    This benefits the whole group as the more selfish types are no longer able to exploit more co-operative people for their own gains.

    Doctor Robb Willer, co-author and associate professor of sociology at Stanford, said: “By removing defectors, more co-operative individuals can more freely invest in the public good without fear of exploitation.”

    When people deemed selfish suffer social exclusion they often learn from the experience and reform their behaviour by co-operating more in future group settings, the team found.

    In contrast anonymous groups, such as many internet message boards, lack accountability allowing anti-social behaviour to thrive.

    Dr Willer said: “Those who do not reform their behaviour, behaving selfishly despite the risk of gossip and ostracism, tended to be targeted by other group members who took pains to tell future group members about the person's untrustworthy behaviour.

    “These future groups could then detect and exclude more selfish individuals, ensuring they could avoid being taken advantage of.”

    He added: “Despite negative connotations, the pairing of the capacity to gossip and to ostracise undesirable individuals from groups has a strong positive effect on co-operation levels in groups.

    “I think it does speak to the mechanisms that keep people behaving honestly and generously in many settings and, where behaviour is entirely anonymous, helps explain when they don't.”

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    1. Here's the link:

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10601241/Gossiping-benefits-society-study-claims.html

      Gossip On !

      Delete
    2. "I heard R2 was nothing but an old drunken geezer......" one Lady said.

      "And foul-mouthed too......." added another.

      "Terribly foul-mouthed....."said a third.

      "He never changes his underwear......" a fourth put in, adding, "I should know, I've been with the old brute."

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  38. Atlanta drivers abandon cars on highway...
    Sleep In Grocery Stores...
    Snowboarding Children Attacked by Snowmen......
    Injuries mounting from carrots, coal used as missiles......
    Giant melting machines ordered from FEMA.......drudge

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  39. .

    You Got a Problem With Me?

    How they handle it in New York

    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140129/POLITICS03/301290041/New-York-congressman-threatens-reporter-Capitol?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

    .

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  40. .

    Since it's likely no one at this blog watched the SOTU message last night,

    Fact check: Obama's State of the Union

    http://www.freep.com/article/20140129/NEWS15/301290074/

    Obama has likely entered the lame-duck phase of his presidency on the economy. It remains to be seen what will be accomplished on foreign policy where he has somewhat more flexibility to act on his own.

    On domestic policy, the only thing that might change the equation is the 2014 election and on whether the GOP could capture the Senate as well as the House, a truly frightening prospect.

    .


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    1. "I heard Quirk was a drinker" said one Lady.

      "Terrible boozer, and they say it's got to his brain" said a second.

      "Gertrude said he's always on Vodka and Ambien" said a third, and added "she should know, she's been with him."

      "Never drew a sober breath in his life" concluded a fourth.

      Delete
    2. "He's one of our lapsed" said a nun, joining the group, adding "many of them never get over the drinking."

      Delete
  41. .

    Stem Cell Research

    In a step that has implications for stem cell research, human biology and the treatment of disease, researchers in Japan and at Harvard University have managed to turn adult cells back into flexible stem cells without changing their DNA.

    The researchers discovered that they could put cells in various challenging circumstances â?? including in acidic solutions and under physical pressure â?? and turn mature blood cells into cells that were capable of turning into virtually any cell in the body.

    The research, published today in the journal Nature, was in mice. If it can be repeated in people, it has the potential to transform research using stem cells to treat disease, and it may lead to a new understanding of how the body heals from injury, said Charles Vacanti, the Harvard Medical School stem cell and tissue engineering biologist who led the research.

    Biology textbooks say that once a cell matures to serve a specific role, like, say a red blood cell, it can never go back into a less mature state. Vacanti and his colleagues say their new research upends that dogma...


    http://www.freep.com/usatoday/article/5014349


    .

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    1. Vodka is known to revert specialized brain cells back into mush.

      There is nothing new about any of this....

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  42. I told you that lying son of a bitch is a scam artist. TOM COBURN IS 65 YEARS OLD. HE'S ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE.

    He CAN'T BE ON OBAMACARE!!!

    Fucking asshole.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And foul-mouthed too......." added another.

      "Terribly foul-mouthed....."said a third.

      :)

      Delete
  43. Replies
    1. There's a lot of Obamas running around Africa.

      Dinesh D'Souza interviewed one half brother who seemed to be, of all things, sane.

      Guy was living in a tin hut, as I recall, and said he liked it there better than he would like it in the White House.

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  44. About 38 degrees and raining in Cd'A, Idaho.

    Traffic flowing easily.....

    ReplyDelete
  45. Deuce is fixin' to post something about blonde Pollacks. Get your jokes ready.

    ReplyDelete
  46. .

    The GOP has talked a lot about repealing or revising Obamacare. Paul Ryan came out with a plan last year but like his initial budget proposals it was all pie in the sky generalities. However, yesterday Senators Tom Coburn, Richard Burr and Orrin Hatch came out with an alternative plan with some specifics.

    Now chances are that even if the GOP were to take over the Senate this year there will be nothing that can derail Obamacare so it might be a waste of you time to even read the following so I will give you my take.

    The GOP plan says if you want your old insurance system you can keep your old insurance system. While that may seem a good deal to some, the old system had plenty of flaws. The GOP system does little to change them. Likewise, for those who say the ACA is costing them more money, some estimate the GOP plan would cost them even more money.

    Still, for those who just hate the ACA, the GOP proposal will likely be viewed as mana from heaven.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/opinion/comparing-obamacare-to-its-alternative.html

    .

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    1. .

      Here is a different take on the same issue from Forbes.

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/01/27/senate-republicans-develop-the-most-credible-plan-yet-to-repeal-and-replace-obamacare/

      .

      Delete
  47. .

    11 Facts About The Minimum Wage That President Obama Forgot To Mention

    http://thefederalist.com/2014/01/28/11-facts-about-the-minimum-wage-that-president-obama-forgot-to-mention-during-the-state-of-the-union/

    .

    ReplyDelete
  48. All over the Atlanta Metro there are smiling faces today. This sort of weather is mana for plumbers and HVAC companies.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. One Atlantan I saw interviewed said: "This stuff sticks to the tires, the windshield, everything."

      And I thought those in Seattle were the worst snow drivers in the nation.

      Delete
  49. The Federalist - ya gotta love it.

    1) Not many people make the minimum wage

    11) A lot more people are affected by the minimum wage.


    ooookaaaay

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    1. .

      There are numerous articles saying much the same thing as number 1 regarding the size of the population currently working for minimum wage. It is small relative to the general population of employed. The same point was made wrt Obama's decision to up the minimum wage for federal contract workers. Most of those working for federal contractors are already making more than the minimum wage. Saw an article within the last two days (not from the Federalist) that indicated Obama's decree was likely to only hit 200,000 to 300,000 workers.

      With regard to number 2, I hadn't previously really thought about what the author was specifically talking about that is unions using the minimum wage as a base to build on. I am assuming that the unions he is talking about are smaller unions. My experience is with the larger unions and usually most of those people are well beyond the minimum wage at this point. However, he is making the same point with regard to unions and the minimum wage that I was making yesterday regarding the overall effect of unions in this country. Unions have been a major factor in building up the middle class in this country in that their established wage rate set the bar for competition industry wide.


      By the way, that was a nice catch yesterday on that federal spending slide. Although the info was taken from the OBM, as you pointed out the article was just written and more updated and accurate info was available. I had just breezed by the pictorial since it didn't have numbers attached. One can only assume the author was either careless and lazy or he was misleading.

      .

      Delete
  50. Having a disagreement here with the wife about how she would like to see semi-automatic weapons banned.
    Because those weapons can be fitted to be fully automatic.
    I asked her who should have those weapons. "The military", she said.
    "What about the police?" I questioned.
    "No citizen should have access to those weapons but the military," she replied.

    I then asked, "What if the government wants to confiscate all of the guns?"

    She brushes it aside with this, "Oh I don't foresee that happening."


    What I wanted to say was, "I don't doubt that you can't foresee that, because your head is so far up Obama's ass."

    I did say she was naive and she took it as me calling her stupid......
    Counseling, here we come!

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  51. I did say she was naive and she took it as me calling her stupid......
    Counseling, here we come!


    Confucius say woman who put man in dog house soon find in cat house.

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    1. Darn tootin' Teresita!

      It's damned cool out in the garage.
      No doghouse here.

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  52. Still, for those who just hate the ACA, the GOP proposal will likely be viewed as mana from heaven.

    The GOP was happy to nominate the guy who pioneered socialized medicine in Massachusetts, so apparently it's a skin color issue rather than a libertarian thing.

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  53. ...about 10% of all electricity generated in the U.S. came from weapons once aimed at the country. Now, after nearly 20 years, the program is coming to an end. The final shipment of Soviet-era uranium, now nuclear fuel, has arrived in Baltimore.

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  54. If there are so many folks out there unable to make ends meet on the current wage scale, how will adding an additional 11 million help?

    After the first wave of the Black Death passed through 14th C. Europe, wages began to rise quickly and far above the previous rates. To halt this unholy exploitation of the economy, the elites imposed laws to fixing labor costs for each occupation. Master craftsmen responded by limiting apprenticeships and apprentice wages, pocketing the remainder. While the masters lived well, apprentices lived in harsh poverty. Since apprentices served under contract, there was no walking away from a cruel master. Because of harsh economic and contractual constraints, apprentices could not marry, which tended to reduce fertility. Journeymen fared better if for no other reason than mobility.

    As an example of how the best laid plans crippled much of Europe, it was not until near the end of the 18th C that France had under cultivation pre-Plague acreage. As a parallel example, look at results of the same policies following the Justinian Plague. Government interventionist handiwork does not have an encouraging history. One thing always leads to another.


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    1. That plague was a big gift to the desert sand people, the moslems.

      Hit the coastal cities, left them alone.

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  55. For any system to work which involves human beings, the vast majority of those humans must be conditioned over generations to follow the rules without a second thought. Trying to impose social order from above works only if the elites have the wherewithal to a) win a revolution and b) follow through with routine forays into bloodletting.

    During the past century, the US has had wars against alcohol and drugs. Neither outcome was a glowing success in the realm of political science. There is now a movement to ban guns. The difference between this potential civil war is that guns shoot back at the minions of the elites. At some point, a shot will be heard around the world and all hell will break loose. You can bet your sweet bippy that dramatic change will follow.

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  56. .

    Revolutions are unlikely to occur in the face of the overwhelming force that can immediately be brought to bear by the government at all levels. One only has to look at recent events in Boston as an example.

    Besides revolution goes against the guiding principle of the sheeple, 'go along to get along' and their battle cry 'What me worry'. When a people are willing to say 'do what it takes but just protect me' there is little chance of revolution.

    Coups?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/01/28/a-worrying-map-of-the-countries-most-likely-to-have-a-coup-in-2014/

    I don't see the US or Israel or even Iran for that matter on the list.

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    1. More none sense about 'sheeple'...a category in which the author of course does not include himself.

      Why in the world would we need a revolution?

      The idea is absurd for the reason we vote every 2, 4, 6, 8 etc years, in the states and federally too.......continual, and mostly, honest elections.

      Go back to hanging wall paper or something.....

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    2. .......something that really sets you apart from the 'sheeple'. Maybe clean your room and make your bed.....anything.....


      jeeze !

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    3. "Revolutions are unlikely to occur in the face of the overwhelming force that can immediately be brought to bear by the government at all levels"

      Well, duh........it's insight day at the Libertarian.

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    4. On the other hand, folks, I've seen q man the barricades in the world's most unlikely revolutionary situations......fighting selflessly, desperately, with no fear of death, preternatural, beyond all odds, for the sheeple and the downtrodden, the forgotten and despised of the all earth.....

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  57. .

    In the SOTU, Obama referenced the heroism of army ranger Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg who was wounded in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan on his 10th deployment. The bomb killed one and left Remsburg in a coma for three months. As he continues to struggle with his injuries, Remsburg remains a true hero.

    However, there are always nuts in the media. Here is a tweet from one who compares Obama's struggles to those of Remsburg.

    Mark Murray ✔ @mmurraypolitics
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    Obama's ending on Remsburg wasn't just a story about America -- it also was a story about Obama. Nothing has ever come easy

    9:20 AM - 29 Jan 2014


    Not ordinarily worth commenting on since you see stuff like this every day. However, in this article,

    http://thefederalist.com/2014/01/29/the-story-of-a-war-hero-wounded-on-his-10th-deployment-is-really-the-story-of-obama/

    I found the following responding tweet which I found kind of amusing. Check the video.

    Andrew Stiles ✔ @AndrewStilesNRO
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    Nothing in Obama's presidency has come easy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVWHgMMF0cM …


    1:22 PM - 29 Jan 2014


    The part I liked best was when he changed balls assuming I suppose it was the balls fault.

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