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General Category => Politics => Topic started by: Warph on September 04, 2012, 02:52:35 AM

Title: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 04, 2012, 02:52:35 AM

Obuma keeps telling us that we need to get our Socialism on to be able to better compete with China.  But is that really a wise idea?

China’s economic ills are far more deeply rooted: an overbearing state squandering capital and squeezing out the private sector, systemic inefficiency and lack of innovation, a rapacious ruling elite interested solely in self-enrichment and the perpetuation of its privileges

It's almost as if we're a little too much like China already under Obuma.

 Han Zhiguo, an economist with more than 2.5 million followers on Sina Weibo, offered a sarcastic tweet calling the whole matter a "Chinese miracle:"

    1. The bridge was slated to be built in three years but was actually finished in 18 months. Such progress can be called a “Chinese miracle.”

    2. The bridge collapsed after it has been opened to traffic for 8 months. Such quality of construction can be called a “Chinese miracle.”



Can you think of any Obuma miracles?

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10 people were wounded in shootings across Chicago last night.  28 more have been wounded.  Over the weekend, 9 people were killed in Chicago and 37 were wounded.

More Americans were shot this weekend in Chicago than in Afghanistan.  That makes Obuma’s hometown an official war zone.  Hurricane Isaac has not killed any Americans.  The same can’t be said for Hurricane Chicago

...from Celebrating While Black People Are Dying


UPDATE: 8 US deaths blamed on Isaac; 100,000 remain without power.

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The Obuma Car:


Planning to buy a car?  Forget about it.

The Obuma administration has finalized new fuel economy rules that will require the fleet-wide average of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. to double over the next 13 years.  The average fuel economy must reach 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, up from 28.6 mpg at the end of last year.

That bonus will raise the price of a car by $15 thou$and dollar$.

When Romney spoke out against the move, Obuma said, "“Maybe the steam engine is more his speed”

At this rate steam powered cars will be the only cars we can drive.


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The US does hold the record for the fastest military aircraft, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, flying at just over 2,193 mph. But that record was set while Gerald Ford was president, in an airplane built when President Obama was still in pull-ups.

The fastest passenger ship is American too, the SS United States, with a top speed of 38 knots. On July 7, 1952, it won the Atlantic crossing “Blue Riband,” beating the fourteen-year-old record held by the RMS Queen Mary by ten hours and two minutes. Today the United States sits derelict and rusting at a dock in Philadelphia.

The largest passenger ships in service are Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class trips-to-nowhere cruise vessels, built in Finland. The largest container ships, floating testimonies to the decline in American manufacturing, are launched in Denmark. The largest supertankers, with their proclamation of continuing dependence on nineteenth-century energy technology, are made in South Korea.

P.J. O'Rourke, via American Digest


Where did all that greatness go? It went from innovation into bureaucracy. We make different things now. We don't make products. We make government.

This is what we make now.

The Reuters said State Veterinarian Taylor Woods told them they could get a free permit to exempt them from the law and allow them to be a garbage-feeding swine operation. The permit process would include several inspections of the farm each year. The Reuters said Woods told them he would send a government veterinarian to their farm to inspect the property and clear them for the permit.

U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinarian Dane Henry and state Department of Agriculture veterinarian Kent Haden arrived at Chert Hollow Farm with bad news. Woods had decided not to issue the farm a permit.

“When those two vets came out, they told us that Woods had changed his mind and was no longer going to issue any permits for any kind of garbage-feeding whatsoever,

Build massive supertankers? Hell we can barely run farms anymore. If the American colonists had disembarked to this kind of nightmare, there would be no America. All of America would be Croatoa.

When you need a permit to feed your own vegetables to your own pigs and you can't get that permit, how in the world are you going to build a supersonic plane?

We have inventions sitting around that could change the world. We have working technologies that can never be deployed. We have supercompounds that could revolutionize everything but we aren't going to use them to do anything bigger than make a newer and better smartphone and that will be done in Asia, even if the design is carried out here.

We could do great things, but we are not in the great things business. We are in the big government business. And this isn't just a Federal phenomeon, it exists at every level from the county on up.

We don't make ships or planes, we make inspectors and government buildings and rules and committees that debate the new third quarter 2013 rules that will go in effect and require the hiring of 10,000 more inspectors nationwide to enforce the new rules and trainers to train the inspectors and human resources people to manage the trainers and new buildings to house all that morass of parasites.

And then a politician will get up, put his hand on his heart, stand next to the flag and tell us that we need to sink another trillion into the whole system if we want to ever be able to compete with China.

Because folks how are we ever going to compete with China if people aren't going into debt to graduate from college to get jobs in human resources to take care of workplace disputes involving the managers of the inspectors who make sure that no one feeds vegetables to a pig?

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The latest nightmare entertained me with the idea that Franklin D. Roosevelt's Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, who held that office from 1933 to 1944, was being influenced by a deputy chief of staff by the name of Karl Fynn Abercrombie. The nightmare wasn't that specific. It came and went in a flash, too quickly to contemplate in any detail. But some of the faces were familiar, as well as the style of dress of the 1940's, and I recall peering into a dimly lit House of Representatives. In the dream, investigations were indeed initiated, and Congress and America learned to their collective dismay that Karl Flynn Abercrombie was none other than Karl Kluge, a Nazi spy, and that Hull knew it. As did FDR.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on September 04, 2012, 10:12:27 AM
I think you'll find hurricane Isaac killed 8 in the US. I wish it had been 0.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 04, 2012, 01:49:23 PM
Michelle's Mom Is Spreading Rumors: Obamas Are Moving to Hawaii in January 2013

According to HillBuzz, rumors are

1.Obama's Chicago house will be sold soon.
2.The Obamas are planning to move to Kailua, HI.
3.Michelle's mom says the estate that they will buy is worth $35 Million.
4.Only one property in Kailua matches that description.


Barack and Michelle Obama will be moving to Hawaii in January of 2013 and preparations are now being made to purchase an estate in close proximity to land owned by the University of Hawaii, where the Obama presidential library and “political center” will be located.

I have a friend whose family knows Michelle’s mother; they have been crystal clear that the elderly Mrs. Robinson regularly says that she’ll be in Hawaii next year permanently with her daughter and granddaughters. There is neither talk of returning to Chicago to live nor of living in the White House for another four years — instead, there’s a sense of “it was fun while it lasted” coming from Mrs. Robinson in her talks with her Chicago friends.

UPDATE #2: Found it! Here’s the only property that matches all the clues we’ve been given. It is on the market for $35 million, which matches what Mrs. Robinson has been saying about the “$35 million house she’d be living in soon”. …

According to the Honolulu Magazine, the address is 210 N. Kalaheo Ave. Kailua, HI.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on September 04, 2012, 04:20:38 PM
I hate to say this but, 35 million dollar places in Hawaii aren't rare. That photo might indeed be it, but it wouldn't be uncommon. The ground is so valuable there they commonly tear down beautiful multi million dollar homes just to build even more impressive, more expensive homes ,or buy two huge places and tear them down just to have more land to build one huge one on. It is just mind boggling.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 04, 2012, 06:37:53 PM



Obama Administration Passed Secret Message
to Iran: U.S. Won’t Support Strike Against Iran

Excerpt:   The Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot published a startling report Monday
detailing a message it says was conveyed by the traitorous Obuma administration...
via two European countries... to Iranian officials.  This would be hard to verify (over here)
but speaks volumes about our support (or lack of it) of Israel if true.  There was a time when
this would have been impossible to believe.  Now?  With Barack Insane-Hussein Obuma in charge,
Who Knows?

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 04, 2012, 06:48:58 PM
I hate to say this but, 35 million dollar places in Hawaii aren't rare. That photo might indeed be it, but it wouldn't be uncommon. The ground is so valuable there they commonly tear down beautiful multi million dollar homes just to build even more impressive, more expensive homes ,or buy two huge places and tear them down just to have more land to build one huge one on. It is just mind boggling.

And HOW do you think Obuma.... who's worth is around $3M... can afford a $35M dollar pad ???

George Sore-ass?  Tax Payers?  Special Interest?  Hidden Bank Accounts?  Muslim Brotherhood?  Extraterrestrials?
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 04, 2012, 09:45:28 PM
"In a way Obama is standing above the country, above the world.
He's sort of G-D. He's going to bring all different sides together."
- Newsweek editor Evan Thomas


Only he didn't.  The plasic Clown has helped
bring America to the brink of ruin.

Meanwhile back at the funny farm the mantra of Obuma as a kind of god-like figure is being replayed one more time.

I guess they feel it worked the first time why not try a second.  The Democrat National Convention has deleted references to G-d from their platform.  They must remove the competition, you know.


Exclusive: Democrats Drop 'God' From Party Platform
Guess what? God’s name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform.
This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform:
“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”

Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this:
“We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”

They have also banned any pro-Israel, pro-Jerusalem language from the platform,  throwing yet another American ally under the bus.  They must placate the nations that despise Israel at all costs... even at the cost of truth.


Fox News and several others report  that a giant church-like stained glass window will back up the stage at the DNC as Obama is once again declared the deity horse's-ass of the world.  You can read about that here:


and here:


His acceptance speech in 2008 was given in a replica of the Pergamos altar of Zeus.
Ego much?  HA!

Posters claiming prophetic fulfillment about him don't seem to trouble his poor mentally challenged followers as the continuous references to his being some kind of god-like figure didn't bother then in 2008.

These deity associations are creepy and ominous, plastic and fake... as fake as he is.



Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 04, 2012, 11:16:28 PM
DNC: "Government is the Only Thing We All Belong To"  


Based on "We the People" written in the U.S. Constitution, we do not "all belong to the government," the government belongs to us.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Reality check: The United States government is paid for by the people and the politicians who serve in the United States government are elected by the people.

We've Heard it All Before, Bozo!


Mitt Romney has also responded through Twitter.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 05, 2012, 12:14:15 AM

Political  Cartoons by Antonio F. Branco at http://legalinsurrection.com/tag/a-f-branco/












Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 05, 2012, 04:28:38 PM

Is American atheism heading for a schism?


Oh Boy...

Someone tell me, when will these atheists stop bickering among themselves and start acting like good Christians?

Oh, wait.  They already are.  In the passionate world of American atheism, the venom usually directed at believers has now been turned against the wrong kind of atheists.


The cause of this freethinking furore?  A new movement called Atheism+.  According to its website, “Atheism+ ...


....is a safe space for people to discuss how religion affects everyone and to apply skepticism and critical thinking to everything, including social issues like sexism, racism, GLBT issues, politics, poverty, and crime.”

A+ was born when Freethought blogger Jen McCreight (the mind behind Boobquake) made a passionate call for a “third wave” of atheism, one that extends atheist activism into progressive politics and calls for a part of the movement to be one where women can exist free from the harassment that has plagued women publicly involved in the atheist movement.

The founders of Atheism+ say clearly that “divisiveness” is not their aim, but looking through the blogs and voluminous comments in the two weeks since A+ was mooted, trenches have been dug, beliefs stated, positions staked out and abuse thrown.  A dissenting tweeter is “full of shit”, while, according to one supporter, daring to disagree with Atheism+’s definition of progressive issues and not picking their side makes you an “a**hole and a douchebag”.

It took 700 years from Constantine renaming Byzantium in his own honour to papal legates circulating letters of anathema that split the Roman and Orthodox churches. Atheism, in its public, online life, has started exchanging internet anathemas.... perhaps we should call them inathemas... in little more than a decade.

Well, they do fashion themselves progressive... and so, they’re progressing apace.

It can’t be easy deciding what not to believe in.  So many things to reject, so little time.  And who is to decide what’s not true and what’s merely a matter of negative conjecture?  How skeptical is one allowed to be about skepticism before one has transgressed the boundaries of orthodox nonbelief?

For example, if I say I do not believe in God, does that mean I do not believe in the God other people who believe in God believe in?

Or does it mean I do not believe in God the way some people believe in Barack Obuma or the infield fly rule?

Or does it mean I believe there is no God, which makes me a believer in something, namely, that there is no God.  But doesn’t that require proof of a negative?

And the crapulous tone of some of their tonier crap!

Fellow Freethought blogger Richard Carrier goes further.  When one commentator suggests “atheism does not have the luxury of kicking people out of its movement”, Carrier gives him a rare old quilting in most splendid prose:

“Yes, it does. Atheism+ is our movement. We will not consider you a part of it, we will not work with you, we will not befriend you. We will heretofore denounce you as the irrational or immoral scum you are (if such you are). If you reject these values, then you are no longer one of us. And we will now say so, publicly and repeatedly. You are hereby disowned.”

come on.... disowned?  Oh the humanity... to be displaced when one is already lost in the cosmos.  Where does that leave one?  Trapped in humanism’s cecum awaiting expulsion like yesterday’s fajita.

Before these amateur Übermenschen start engaging in some Great Purge, I suggest they hold a council of some kind and choose a “universal atheist” to have final say on contentious issues, like whether to treat women badly at conventions, or whether to use only unionized labor when building labor camps for the heterodox.

You know.... stuff like that.

I would spare my atheist friends the tumult of a full-blown civil war.   Because, as the saying goes, there are no atheists in foxholes.  Only foxes.  But that’s sexist.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 05, 2012, 04:51:14 PM
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Bad Liar

  Liar, Liar... pants on fire!

Remember when the left began claiming that it was part of the Reality-Based Community?  A place where people didn’t just make crazy things up and keep repeating them... unless it was about Bush?

Watch these two videos and mourn for a progressive left that has tragically lost the ability to lie properly:



Hey... there was once a time when the left was good at lying.  It told lies at the drop of a hat.  Like the time Clinton shook his finger at the country and said he did not have sex with that woman.  Now pinch hitting for Slick Willy is a frazzled woman from Florida who has forgotten that tape recorders and the internet exist.


I’m sure that Debbie Wasserman Schultz excels at shaking donors down for money, except with donations down, it doesn’t look like she’s any good at that either.  She projects the confident bearing and calm authority of a molerat on anxiety medication.  And she holds the weight of the party’s future in her shaking boney hands.

If I were a Democrat, I would be running for the exits.  It’s one thing when your Chair is a liar.  That’s expected.  It’s another thing when they’re a bad liar.


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on September 05, 2012, 05:51:46 PM
I hope DWS doesn't go away. She is a Joe Biden with boobs---always good for a hearty laugh
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 06, 2012, 01:08:18 AM


The Five 'Reasons' to Re-elect Obama

By Larry Elder


The case for re-electing President Barack Obama rests on five arguments, the most important of which is that Romney/Ryan represent sexism, racism, homophobia and fascism.

1) Obama "inherited" the worst set of economic conditions since World War II.

False. Based on unemployment, inflation and interest rates, the recession of 1981-82 was worse. Unemployment during the early '80s reached 10.8 percent, inflation 13.5 percent, and prime interest rates reached 21.5 percent. During this so-called "Great Recession," the numbers peaked at 10.2 unemployment, 5.6 percent inflation and 7.25 percent for the prime interest rate.

2) Obama's economic policies "rescued the economy from falling off a cliff."  

False. Nearly 350 economists, including several Nobel laureates, publicly urged Obama to following the path President Reagan pursued -- cutting taxes, slowing the growth of domestic spending and continuing deregulation.

Most business economists think Obama's "stimulus" plan accomplished little, if anything, with some academic economists, like Stanford's John Taylor, believing that stimulus actually made things worse: "I just don't think there's any evidence. When you look at the numbers, when you see what happened, when people reacted to the stimulus, it did very little good."

TARP, begun under President George W. Bush, supposedly prevented financial institutions from collapsing. But Neil Barofsky, in his new book called "Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street," argues that TARP completely failed in its mission: to increase liquidity to jumpstart lending.

The reason for intervention in the first place is that banks had become "too big too fail." Not only did the banks park the money and make risk-free profits off the spread, but banks became bigger than ever after TARP.

ObamaCare promises to provide health insurance to nearly 30 million Americans currently uninsured. Obama said it would bend the health care cost curve down, that it would decrease the deficit and that if you like your doctor or your current health insurance plan, you can keep it.

But Jonathan Gruber, the economist who designed both RomneyCare and ObamaCare, now admits some are going to pay more -- and some a lot more -- for their health insurance: "It is true that even after tax credits some individuals are 'losers,' in that they pay more than before (Obama's) reform." Rick Foster, the chief Medicare actuary, testified that it is "false, more so than true" that ObamaCare bends down the cost curve. He also said it is "not true in all cases" that if you like your plan you can keep your plan.

What about the "investments" in the green jobs of the future? At $529 million dollars of lost taxpayer money, Solyndra is one of many money-hemorrhaging "clean energy" flops. Other belly-flops backed by federal loans include Beacon Power and Abound Solar. A Washington Post investigation traced $3.9 billion in grants and financing to 21 companies that were backed by firms connected to five Obama administration staffers and advisors. Cronyism?

3) Bush's irresponsible tax cuts and "unpaid-for wars" of Afghanistan and Iraq caused the deficit.

False. Obama frequently bemoans the "cost" of $700 billion in tax cuts for "millionaires and billionaires." CNN's Fareed Zakaria blames the "Bush tax cuts" for the deficit. But the $700 billion Obama speaks of is spread over 10 years. This comes to a mere 5 percent of the deficit.

As to the costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, a study by Brown University estimates the costs at between $3.2 trillion and $4 trillion. This, too, is over about 10 years (the approximate duration of the wars), or an average of $360 billion per year. This comes out to about 25 percent of the estimated $1.5 trillion deficit.

4) We are better off now than four years ago.

A new poll for the Washington paper The Hill found 52 percent of likely voters believe the country is now in "worse condition" than four years ago, while 31 percent believe it's in "better condition." After accounting for inflation, median household income dropped 2.6 percent during the 18-month recession. It fell another 4.8 percent from the start of the "recovery" through June 2012. Unemployment stood at 7.8 percent when Obama entered the White House. It is 8.3 percent right now. We've added over $6 trillion in new debt in the last four years -- and the deficit tripled since Bush's last full year in office.

5) The other guys -- former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan -- are worse: sexist, racist, homophobic and fascist.  

The chairman of the California Democratic Party, John Burton, following the Republican convention, gave us this preview of coming attractions: "(Republicans) lie, and they don't care if people think they lie. As long as you lie, (Nazi propaganda minister) Joseph Goebbels -- the big lie -- you keep repeating it."

Welcome to the 2012 Democratic National Convention: Republican attendees are advised to keep their sheets and hoods at home.  
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on September 06, 2012, 03:46:27 PM
Warph, I'm sure you didn't really expect me to answer the question about the Hawaii home did ya? I read somewhere recently that The Pres. is now worth about 10 mil. His books are still selling, so he gets a royalty from them, plus when he leaves office he gets a good pension, so a down payment and a mortgage at today's low rates wouldn't be so far fetched. Plus, if the other home was/is paid for they would have the sale from it and his name is his collateral.
   I'm sure, as all Presidents do, he'll get the big bucks as a speaker all over the world. I suspect he too will start a foundation or something similar or put everything in trusts.  Also, all Presidents make very wealthy friends who might even buy that place for him! I can see him going on to be a college president some day (and sitting on many paid boards)  they make ridiculously big money. The world will always be his oyster now, just as other Presidents before him.  IMHO Now aren't ya sorry ya asked? ;D
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 06, 2012, 06:43:40 PM

Looks like the world is already his oyster, money wise...  :(


...and that's not counting the five suitcases full of $100 bills that he has in the
Oval Office shoved back into the "Monica Lewinsky" closet as a christmas gift
from the Chicago Outfit & his buddy, "No Nose Johnny Bananas."


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 07, 2012, 12:50:08 AM

Even as Democrats cheered the politics of big government in Charlotte this week, the books that Americans are actually reading tell a different story about the America they want.  “Obama’s America” builds on D’Souza’s new movie, “2016: Obama’s America,” the box office surprise of the summer.


“The Amateur” by Ed Klein, a stinging portrayal of President Obama’s leadership, continues its remarkable 16-week run by placing No. 6 on same list, after spending its first seven weeks at No. 1. It has been lauded and recommended by readers as varied as News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch and former Vice President Dick Cheney.


The third 2012 Regnery book to rise on the list, to No. 2, was David Limbaugh’s “The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic,” in which Limbaugh presents Obama’s full-scale assault on America’s institutions, from economy and culture to national security and future. 

It is the first time in the company’s history that two books have taken the No. 1 bestseller spot in the same year. Regnery is part of Washington, D.C.-based Eagle Publishing, which also owns Human Events Group.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 08, 2012, 01:32:34 AM


Is It Too Late to Fix Social Security's Finances?
September 6, 2012

Excerpt: Charles Blahous, a research fellow with the Hoover Institution and a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center, says one of his duties as a public Social Security trustee is to explain the program's financial condition. Social Security's future, at least in the form it has existed dating back to FDR, is now greatly imperiled.

Charles Blahous, a research fellow with the Hoover Institution and a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center, says one of his duties as a public Social Security trustee is to explain the program's financial condition. Social Security's future, at least in the form it has existed dating back to FDR, is now greatly imperiled.

A solution is rapidly becoming more difficult:

The baby boomers are starting to retire. Lawmakers have historically been very reluctant to cut benefits for beneficiaries once they start receiving them. This means that any sacrifices will likely be concentrated on younger generations who already face net income losses through Social Security as it is. With every further year of delay lawmakers must therefore consider sharper benefit growth reductions and/or tax increases.

A solution requires substantial compromise by one or both sides. Thus if Social Security finances are to be repaired, someone must dramatically compromise: either progressives must accept substantial benefit growth reductions, conservatives substantial tax increases, or both. Unfortunately, we are already long past the point where there is precedent for a compromise of this magnitude.

There is a huge disparity between the problem's urgency and the rhetoric applied to it by substantial factions of the body politic.
If a financing solution cannot be reached, then Social Security's self-financing construct would need to be abandoned. Assuming the program continues to pay benefits, it would have to permanently rely on subsidies from the general fund as Medicare now does. This would be a valid policy choice, but it carries unavoidable consequences. It would mean an end to one of the program's foundational principles: the requirement that Social Security pay its own way through a separate trust fund. It would also mean an end to FDR's conception of an "earned benefit" program in which workers were seen to have paid for their own benefits.

Upon merging into the general fund, Social Security benefits would be far less secure going forward. Benefit payments would have to compete with other annual spending priorities, and would be limited to those deemed affordable given pressures elsewhere in the budget.

Those who care about the Social Security program need to clearly understand the consequence of this ongoing neglect; that time for a realistic financing solution has nearly run out.

Source: Charles Blahous, "Is It Becoming Too Late to Fix Social Security's Finances?" Economic Policies for the 21st Century, August 31, 2012.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 08, 2012, 01:41:22 AM
Bill Clinton’s DNC 2012 Speech: Good and Dishonest. By Allen Ginzburg


Excerpt: Bill Clinton gave what was, by all accounts, a very good speech last night. It was persuasive, articulate and inspiring, but there was just one problem: almost the whole speech was based completely on distortions or one-sided portrayals. What follows are excerpted claims from the speech (Black) and some factual corrections, context and explanations that were missing (in Red)


Fact Checking Slick Willies Speech

Excerpt: The repeated claim that Obama’s budget reduces the deficit by $4 trillion is simply not accurate.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 09, 2012, 08:06:12 AM

Look, I feel an obligation to keep you informed about ALL the news that’s fit to metaphorically print so you can make the best decisions about what kind of survivalist gear you and your family will need to invest in.

With that in mind, every year there’s a contest to decide THE BEST BATHROOM IN AMERICA.  And why shouldn’t there be? What is the point of being the most powerful and debt-ridden nation on earth if you cannot indulge in these crass displays of opulence?  At least before the masses of unemployed rise up and strangle us all with their government-issue inner-tubes?

This year’s contestant from New York City for "America's Best Bathroom" is the loo in Da Marino Ristorante Italiano:

...and the famous people that have used it:


                     Classy, right? Who wouldn’t mind a little irritable bowel if these were your surroundings... Toto and all.

                                      Unfortunately, Diane.... Wilmington, Delaware’s entry, is…well…

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 09, 2012, 07:03:22 PM


"Sit down over here.  It won't take but 20 minutes for us to custom-design your fetus."

"You want to custom-design our child, doctor?"

"In the summer of 2012, University of Washington researchers made a massive biotechnology breakthrough!  Few people talked about it at the time."

"What breakthrough, doctor?"

"It involved using a blood sample from a pregnant woman and a saliva specimen from the father to map the DNA of their fetus.  It took some time for the procedure to become practical and affordable, but the ability to know a child's complete DNA blueprint eventually gave parents a lot of choices."

"Choices, doctor?"

"The Christian Science Monitor reported that the procedure could allow parents to 'someday prenatally change genes seen as causing diseases or, more startling, pick a child's attributes such as eye color or even intelligence.'"

"We can now pick our child's intelligence?"

"Why not?  We help parents determine the height, weight, eye color and IQ of their children, and that's just for starters."

"Why would parents want to decide all of these things?"

"No offense, but you and your wife are a bit chubby.  For a price, I can take the fat gene out of your kid's genetic mix and he or she will grow up to be as skinny as a rail."

"But being chubby isn't the end of the world.  Winston Churchill was chubby.  Orson Welles was.  Our parents were.  These people did well in life."

"If you say so.  But we'll have to do something about your noses.  You and your wife have some big honkers.  We have a range of celebrity noses you can choose from in our catalog.  It will save you a fortune!"

"How will custom-designing our child's nose save money?"

"We charge a lot less to fix the nose at the gene stage than a plastic surgeon will charge after the baby is grown.  Of course, we can avoid you and your wife's obvious imperfections by shopping for a better embryo."

"Use someone else's genes to make our baby?"

"It's all the rage!  We have a catalog of good-looking Ivy League students who donate their eggs and other genetic specimens for money.  We mix and match these parts to create embryos, which we then implant into any mother who can afford our fee."

"Don't you feel that you are trifling with nature, doctor?"

"We're simply picking up where nature left off.  We're simply refining the baby-making process."

"Perhaps there may be value in correcting medical issues in our child before he or she is born, but this is all so new.  We really want to think it through."

"Look, when people try to have kids the old way, all kinds of things can go wrong.  Some couples might have a child that has Down syndrome.  We prevent such errors from occurring in the lab."

"But, doctor, any parent of a Down syndrome child will tell you that such children are cheerful, loving and blessings from God."

"Whatever.  We also eliminate all other imperfections, such as blindness and deafness."

"But Helen Keller was blind and deaf and she did remarkable things.  Look, doctor, advances in science are a good thing, but my wife and I really want to think this through.  Do we really want the power to manipulate the genetic makeup of our children?"

"Hey, most parents want intelligent children who are as attractive as a supermodel.  What is wrong with that?"

"But if everyone is as beautiful as a supermodel, won't beauty lose some of its meaning, doctor?  If parents can custom-create the life of their child, won't life itself lose some of its meaning?"

"Meaning?  What's all this silly talk about meaning?"

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 09, 2012, 11:02:04 PM


Top Ten Intelligence Agencies in the World

An intelligence agency is a important part of any country. These agencies work for their country and collect information of all matters being or will be happened in the world related to their countries. It is basically a Governmental agency. Intelligence agency is essential and effective instrument of a national power which take part in protection of its country.This agency works secretly and no one knows about its successful operations but some of the failure operations are highlighted in news. Number of intelligence agencies is working all around the world and it is so difficult to rank them. But we have some ideas about the best intelligence agencies so we are ranking them in this Top 10 Best Intelligence Agencies In 2012 according to their rate of success and handling the situation efficiently.

10. ASIS- Australia

ASIS is Australian government intelligence agency. It was formed on 13 May 1952. You will find its headquarter in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, The total annual budget of this agency is 162.5 m AUD (2007). The director general of this agency is Nick Warner. This agency is responsible for collecting foreign intelligence, cooperation with other foreign agencies Main responsibility is information collection of political and economical interest for protection of its people.


9. RAW-India

Indian intelligence agency RAW was formed on 21 September 19968. Its headquarter is in New Delhi. The agency executive is K.C Verma. Indian government needed the formation of agency after its two wars due to lacking of information gathering setup, one is the Sino-Indian war of 1962 and second is Pakistan-India war of 1965. RAW is famous intelligence agency. Primary responsibility is collection of foreign intelligence, covert operations and counter terrorism. They also take part in getting information about foreign governments and their polices in advising Indian foreign policy making. RAW has got number of successes it is ranked at number 9.


8. DGSE- France

Directorate General for External Security is a intelligence agency of France. It was formed in April 2, 1982. This agency works under the direction of French ministry of defense. Collaborating with the Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence this DGSE provides information for national security by doing some of the intelligence operation abroad. This agency is working with more than 5 thousands employs. DGSE gathers information with the help of foreign sources in strategic decision for their national interest.


7. FSB- Russia

Federal Security Service of Russia is one of the effective and succeeded intelligence agency of the Soviet-era. It was formed in April 1995. Its headquarter is in Lubyanka Suare.This agency has a great roll in counter intelligence, border security matters and counter terrorism. They have a superb participation in surveillance. This secret intelligence agency works under FSB. This agency is responsible for internal matters like fight against terrorism, crimes and drug mafia.


6. BND- Germany

The Bundesnachrichtendienst is a intelligence agency of Germany. It is operating under the control of Chancellor’s office. It was formed in April 1, 1956.The main role of this agency is to warn the government from external threats. They work with wiretapping for the surveillance of international communications. This agency widely collect the data about terrorism, crimes, drug trafficking, illegal migration and warfare information. They have military and civil intelligence. Total employs of this agency are 6050.


5. MSS- China

Ministry of State Security is a intelligence agency of China. It is one of the most active foreign intelligence agency. Its headquarter is in Beijing. They can arrest any person involving in crime for the security of their country. This agency has a role in ensuring the security of their country with collecting the information about the enemy agents, spires and counter revolutionary activities. This agency has a wide intelligence network all around the world.


4. CIA- America

CIA is an American intelligence agency. It was formed in 1947. It is one of the largest intelligence agency. This agency has the role in gathering the foreign information from other countries that could effect their national policies. This agency is becoming so active now a days in tracing AL QAIDA leaders. CIA has failed to control the terrorism activities. One big example is 9/11. CIA is the world’s highly funded agency with advanced intelligence set up. It contains 20000 employs.


3.  M1-6- England

M1-6 was formed in 1909. It is the intelligence agency of England. Its headquarter is found in Vauxhall cross.  The executive of this agency is Sir John Sawers. Their work is same as like CIA. This agency is most effective. They are responsible for the security of their country. M1 6 is so successful in maintaining their national security.


2. Mossad- Israel

Mossad is a Israeli intelligence agency which was formed in 1949. The director of this agency is Meir Dagan. They are responsible for their national security from internal and external threats. They have achieved numerical successes in the history. This agency is also responsible for collection of foreign intelligence and covert operations which includes paramilitary activities.


1. ISI- Pakistan

The Inter Services Intelligence agency was formed in 1948. It is the intelligence agency of Pakistan. ISI is a least funded  but world’s best intelligence agency. Its headquarter is in Islamabad. They has 10000 agents which are widely spread all around the world. No any agent of ISI has been caught on camera. They have a superb role in Suviet war and in security of their nuclear weapons. They failed the attempts of India in getting supremacy in Asia. Abbot Abbad operation of American Intelligence in killing of Osama was a big intelligence failure of ISI. But in spite of these ISI is ranked at number 1 position with its remarkable successes.

This list is based on others data and the success rate of these agencies in last couple of years.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 10, 2012, 03:38:05 PM


okay... listen up you Grasshoppers!

This one is a little different ......

Two Different Versions .....

Two Different Morals


The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.


Be responsible for yourself!



The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances with celebrities and plays golf the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.  America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so, sez the media?

Kermit the Frog appears on Fat Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'

ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.'

Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper's sake.

President Obumabug condemns the ant and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, the Pope and God for the grasshopper's plight.

The black widow spiders, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Piers Morgan that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the poor grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.


Finally, the EEOC Spider Den drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by Obumabug's Government Green Czar Van Jones and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of Ron Paul fleas who terrorize and ramshackle the once prosperous and peaceful neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses, bringing the rest of the free world with it.



Be damn careful how you vote November 2012

I've posted this because I believe that their are some people on this forum that could be ants!  You may wish to pass this on to other ants, but don't bother sending it on to any grasshoppers because they wouldn't have the capacity to understand it anyway.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 11, 2012, 12:22:34 AM








Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 11, 2012, 02:53:53 PM

Scott Van Duzer, the Obama hugger: Pizza Shop facing boycott

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80998.html#ixzz26C01iH6L


Oh come on… so the pizza guy likes Obuma.  So he gave him a hug.  Don’t take a page out of the left’s playbook.  Don’t boycott the dude for that.

“People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant,” Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO.  “There’s no middle line anymore, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with our country right now.”

The owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Fla., said that both Democrats and Republicans are welcome in his store.  But he also said he thinks Mitt Romney’s running mate Rep. Paul Ryan... whose sculpted abs are thanks to intense P90X training sessions... would lose to the president in a workout battle.

How can anyone take this so seriously?  I mean, if you’re going to boycott Van Duzer’s shop, do so for the right reasons.  Do so because he makes pizza with spinach and pineapple toppings.

Which is so wrong...  So wrong....

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 11, 2012, 03:27:12 PM
Picture worth a thousand words:

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 11, 2012, 04:16:36 PM


There are now fifty-eight different forms of cancer that the federal government recognizes as directly attributable to toxins in the September 11 ruins, and for which it will fund treatment.

The addition finalizes a recommendation from Dr. John Howard, administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program. Howard proposed in June that the program accept the recommendations of its Science/Technical Advisory Committee and add some cancers to the coverage list — 14 categories in all.

The advisory committee review called for expanded “coverage for certain types of cancer resulting from exposure to toxins released at Ground Zero.”

“The publication of this final rule marks an important step in the effort to provide needed treatment and care to 9/11 responders and survivors through the WTC Health Program,” Howard said in a statement Monday.

The rule is expected to be published Wednesday in the Federal Register, and will take effect 30 days after its publication, Howard said.

First responders, volunteers, survivors of the attacks and residents near the site who meet specific qualifications will be eligible for coverage, according to the World Trade Center Health Program.

The terrorist attacks may have occurred eleven years ago as a matter of history, but for the victims, the heroes, and their families, I’m sure it’s relived on some level every single day.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 11, 2012, 04:26:19 PM

Proof at last... many of Obuma's fellow classmates at Columbia University claim they never saw him.  Well Slappy sent me proof that he did attend Columbia. Here it is.


Now about those college transcripts that Obuma refuses to release.  I'd like to see if his grades support how brilliant he's supposed to be.  I'd also like to see what name and country he used when he applied for financial assistance to attend Occidental College. Did he apply as Barry Soetero, a foreign student? 
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 12, 2012, 04:52:12 AM

Well, I got back from my doctor's office this morning.  She did a complete workup on me, and after exhaustive tests, I've learned that I have Acute Barackobuma Acoustic Syndrome.  The disease is characterized by a autonomic "filtering out" of the spoken word whenever Obuma begins a speech.  My doc says this syndrome has become all too common and that she's seeing more and more patients with the same problem.  She related that the Center For Disease Control out of Atlanta has issued health alerts, saying that Acute Barackobuma Acoustic Syndrome is a rapidly spreading epidemic as they have identified millions of Americans suffering from the same condition.

The only thing doctors know about the disease at the moment is that, after Obuma's 1,509th public address, promising more government benefits, more regulations, more taxes and fees, more national debt and more justifications for high unemployment and a stagnant economy, Americans in the millions are experiencing an "automatic shutdown" of the auditory nerves in the brain.

Patients report that their hearing seems to be fine until a "news alert" banner appears at the bottom of their TV screen and a still shot of the White House Rose Garden comes into view.  Then, just as Obuma steps out those glass doors of the West Wing and steps up to the podium, their auditory systems seemed to activate a "mute" button somewhere in the brain.

It is then that the patient must rely solely on his or her sense of sight to take in the address.  Patients can clearly see their President, chin held high, with head swivelling to accommodate both left and right teleprompters, but are unable to hear the words anymore.  Researchers at John Hopkins University Research Hospital are exploring the possibility that patients suffering from ABAS may be more prone to auditory shutdowns when a message to the brain has been transmitted over a set number of times.  They theorize that perhaps hearing the same message over 1,000 times may be triggering some form of defense mechanism meant to preserve one's sanity.

John Hopkins doctors say they are discovering some remarkable symptoms that seem common during the initial onset of the disease; for example many patients find themselves hearing normally until the words "hope" or "change" are uttered.  Those two terms seem to result in an auditory shutdown, only to have normal hearing restored when the two words are no longer heard.

The CDC is advising physicians to watch their patients closely for the early warning signs of ABAS.  They advise doctors to counsel patients to be watchful for situations that may trigger an ABAS attack.  Some examples include seeing a blue banner with the slogan "Forward" may be an early warning.  Others include still shots of the White House Rose Garden, a TV "news alert" of an impending  State of The Union Address, a figure bounding down the stairs of Air Force One, arms held high and windmilling as the figure double teams down the airplane steps, or any public event where the participants are eagerly awaiting another Presidential Edict, the announcement of another government program or a bestowing of another government benefit.

The Center for Disease Control says they will not be able to issue any more definitive information about Acute Barackobuma Acoustic Syndrome until November, at which time they hope to have more information about this dreaded epidemic.  Until then we can only hope that a cure for this disease is found soon.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 13, 2012, 02:50:57 AM
Whistleblower Mark Klein provided this photo of a secret room in a San Francisco AT&T switching center,
which housed data-mining equipment that enables the government to spy on electronic communications.

Lookout, Elk Co.... the federal government has renewed its commitment to read your e-mail, tap your phone, and follow you into public restrooms though I may be wrong about that last part.

The House on Wednesday reauthorized for five years broad electronic eavesdropping powers that legalized and expanded the George W. Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program:

"The FISA Amendments Act, which is expiring at year’s end, allows the government to electronically eavesdrop on Americans’ phone calls and e-mails without a probable-cause warrant so long as one of the parties to the communication is believed outside the United States. The communications may be intercepted “to acquire foreign intelligence information.”

The government has also interpreted the law to mean that as long as the real target is al-Qaida, the government can wiretap purely domestic e-mails and phone calls without getting a warrant from a judge. That’s according to David Kris, a former top anti-terrorism attorney at the Justice Department."

Rest of story at:

I don’t see what the ACLU is getting its frilly little lace panties in a bunch about.  As long as you’re not communicating with a dues-paying, newsletter-reading, book-club-attending, bowling-team-playing member of al-Qaeda, you’ve got nothing to worry about except some terrible error in judgment on the part of a government functionary.

Now I know I will probably alienate some of you, but I must say this: I for one don’t think this legislation goes far enough.  Sure, it makes everyone a suspect... and what’s wrong with that?  If the government waits for “evidence” before it begins spying on you, who knows what nefarious schemes you’ll have time to put into motion?  How do you think we wound up with Windows Vista and Mob Wives?

Remember Steven Spielberg film Minority Report, “pre-crime” ... it enabled law enforcement to arrest you before you killed your spouse or kidnapped a Retro Fitness franchise owner.  Of course, they needed three “precogs” to look into the future, but that was just nuts.  These Hollywood folk never know where to draw the crazy line.

I say, instead of community service, everyone should have to do at least five years in a maximum-security facility deep underground, like mole people.  Through the use of a proprietary algorithm I just invented in my mind, the effect of your incarceration on domestic terrorism will be calculated, and your release or execution will follow depending on the results.  Ideally, everyone should be locked up at the same time, virtually guaranteeing that our nation will remain free of terrorist assault.  But I realize that it may prove impractical, what with no one left to shoot rattlesnakes that slither into my yard.

I have reached out to Homeland Security, the CIA, the FBI, NSA, State and FOX NEWS with the details of my plan, and have yet to hear from them, although there’s this funny “click” every time I pick up our house phone.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 13, 2012, 03:38:33 PM

Hey Obama, (you Idiot) Mitt Romney Is Not the Enemy...
....Al Qaeda is.  Please inform your Ministry of Truth.

By Ben Stein's Diary on 9.13.12

So, let me get this straight:

It is September 11, 2012. An Al Qaeda sponsored mob is marching, running, screaming towards the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Supposedly they are angry about an e-mail cartoon about the Islamic figure, Mohammed. It is known right away that the organizers of the march are the same entity that did the mass murder of Americans on 9.11.01.

The Embassy issues an apology for an American using his free speech rights about a matter of deep concern. They attempt to appease the mob. It doesn't work. The mobs acts violently and disrespectfully towards the U.S. Embassy. They are al Qaeda. This is what they do.

No comment or almost none from Mr. Obama.

Then an al Qaeda mob attacks the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, Libya, burns it, kills the U.S. Ambassador and three other heroic American diplomats. Again, in a classic al Qaeda move, it is all timed perfectly to infuriate the USA. It isn't spontaneous. It was 9/11, for Pete's sake.

No comment from Mr. Obama except terse condolences.

Then along comes Governor Romney, who rightly says, "Hey, why are we appeasing an al Qaeda mob? Why aren't we calling these guys the vicious killers that they are? Why are we back in this apology to bad guys mode?"

Then, and only then, the Obama White House goes into hyper drive. It turns out that the real problem is not al Qaeda. No, and it's not Mr. Obama's appeasement. No, the real threat to America is (wait for it), Mitt Romney.


According to White House uber-pal, MSNBC's In-House Lesbian Rachel Maddow, "Romney is working with the terrorists against the U.S. government by calling for criticism of the al Qaeda!"

Yes, Romney is the enemy for pointing out that Obama is ass kissing the terrorists!

This is terrifying. The media line up to get their marching orders from the Obama Ministry of Truth and suddenly it's Gospel: the problem is not al Qaeda. It is Romney. With a "more in sorrow than in anger…" look and tone, Mr. Obama pities Romney's naïveté.

This is disgusting. It is nauseating. This is what happens when you have a one-party media. The lie becomes the truth. George Orwell saw it coming. In 1984, his MiniTrue had up its mission.

"Who controls the present, controls the past.
Who controls the past controls the future."


Innocence of Muslims - Muhammad Movie - FULL HD  


Al Qaeda in Yemen urges Muslims to kill U.S. diplomats over film  


September 15, 2012

The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda urged Muslims to step up protests and kill more U.S. diplomats in Muslim countries after a U.S.-made film mocking the Prophet Mohammad which it said was another chapter in the “crusader wars” against Islam.

“Whoever comes across America’s ambassadors or emissaries should follow the example of Omar al-Mukhtar’s descendants (Libyans), who killed the American ambassador,” the group said, referring to Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

“Let the step of kicking out the embassies be a step towards liberating Muslim countries from the American hegemony,” a statement posted on an Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) website on Saturday said.

Read more:  http://news.yahoo.com/al-qaeda-yemen-urges-muslims-kill-u-diplomats-070834271.html?_esi=1
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 14, 2012, 02:13:19 AM


Allocation of $1.2 Billion Tax Money by Obama on 2/4/12

$1.2 Billion given to black farmers.

This is kind of an old story but it kind of slipped under the radar and I am bringing the issue back to life.

Dept. of Agriculture

Through the Department of Agriculture, President Obama's administration authorized the use of $1.2 Billion of our tax money to go to black farmers as payback for years (decades) of discrimination. (Fox News, Nov 2010)

Affirmative Action  
The Agriculture Department said that this was necessary in "addressing an unfortunate chapter in USDA's civil rights history."

Judge Approved This  

In October 2011, a judge gave the government approval. (Huffington Post)
"This agreement will provide overdue relief and justice to African American farmers, and bring us closer to the ideals of freedom and equality that this country was founded on," Obama said in a statement.

Bypassing Congress

Obama is bypassing congress through the Departments so that he can enact policy and spend money. It is a power grab. Not only that, the judge that approved this allowed for reverse discrimination -- money given to people of only one ethnic background.

Read more at http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2012/20120204001-billion-to-farmers.html#7mZ93PMhRjw5RBlb.99
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 14, 2012, 06:58:35 PM

Marine Corps Sgt. Widowmaker and Private Lovelace on leave at Pendleton Beach:  

Who said that obesity is the greatest national-security threat facing our nation?  Dr. Mehmet Oz, Meshall Obuma, Rush Limbaugh, 
Matt, who lives in a refrigerator box by the southbound exit of I-10 in Pheonix?  If you answered the "Oz," you’d be correct, with Meshall Obuma concurring.  Matt rarely weighs in on politics, although clinical nutrition was his discipline until he was found eating red clay at the University of Delaware School of Public Health.


Are they right?  Meshell Obama’s follow-up, that the No. 1 disqualifying factor for military fitness is that teens are too fat to get through the recruiter’s dooru makes a kind of sense, no? I mean, the statement is not as wacky as it first appears.
It’s the superlative that’s the problem.  The greatest THREAT?  Like more than the wackjobs who are killing our people in the Middle East?  More than being in a financial thrall to China?  More than the fact that entire cities in this country are dying?

Now the Land of Oz is populated by thin, agile, ever-youthful cover models who eat human hair and defecate marigolds.  So I get his racket.  But I would think ol' Meshall Obuma would have qualified the statement just a tad…

Also... how long before this becomes one of those meme thingees among the “humanists,” who never saw a human they didn’t want to “fix” or asphyxiate?  How long before an obese person walking down the street becomes an object of ridicule or violence because of the carbon footprint they’re leaving, or their lack of “Patriotism?" (As if they’re not already subject to name calling…)

Look, I think that given this lousy administration’s policies, it’s probably wise to be trim enough to be able to flee on foot at a moment’s notice.  And I don’t mean because of foreign invasion.  You never know when somebody from Obuma's government is going to knock on your door and greet you with a hearty “You didn’t buy that... you only rented it” claptrap and start making off with your stuff for redistribution camps.  I regularly train by running the mile with a 13" flatscreen TV and an iPad strapped to my back, dragging a Radio Flyer filled with old Western DVDs and boxes of chocolate-covered Pretzels, a modern-day Aeneus fleeing the flames of Troy.

Oh sure, my neighbors mock, miserable Blue State communists that they are.  But wait…just wait…

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on September 14, 2012, 08:11:05 PM
Quote from Warph:
Marine Corps Sgt. Widowmaker and Private Lovelace on leave at Pendleton Beach:

You just bought yourself a whole can full of old time Kansas whup ass, my friend !!!! :)
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: larryJ on September 14, 2012, 09:29:59 PM
Jar, I had never seen pictures of your girlfriends.  But, be thankful, he didn't post pictures of some of the other ones.  ::)


Larryj :laugh:
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on September 14, 2012, 09:59:48 PM
All meat and no potatoes, Doc.
By the way, that's twice---you do know the story about the stubborn mule don't you? Don't press your luck !! :)
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Patriot on September 14, 2012, 10:51:41 PM
Quote from Warph:
Marine Corps Sgt. Widowmaker and Private Lovelace on leave at Pendleton Beach:

You just bought yourself a whole can full of old time Kansas whup ass, my friend !!!! :)

Yeah, Warph... that was Staff Sgt. Widowmaker.  LOL

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: larryJ on September 14, 2012, 11:29:41 PM
No, Jar, I don't know the story about the mule.  Enlighten me.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 16, 2012, 09:27:45 PM
This photo's symbolism is quite astonishing in light of what is going on today.

Anubis, the Egyptian god of the afterlife, moves in for the kill.  Notice that the
spear is 'STABBING' liberty.  Liberty is BLEEDING!

Anubis is associated with the burial of a pharaoh.

Also notice her suitcase as she glides into the harbor.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 17, 2012, 01:27:06 AM

Joel C. Rosenberg:

(Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 16, 2012) -- Signaling a new low in U.S.-Israeli relations -- especially troubling with a possible major war in the Middle East so close at hand -- President Obama turned down two possibilities for a personal meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli premier comes to the U.S. later this month. Obama aides say the President simply doesn't have time on his schedule for Netanyahu. The President reportedly will have time to appear on "The Late Show" with David Letterman while he's in New York, however. A Wall Street Journal editorial on Wednesday morning said the White House message to Israel seems to be, "You're on your own, pal."

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 17, 2012, 01:50:33 AM

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 17, 2012, 02:28:08 AM

Ben Shapiro:

While the world is engulfed in Islamist ragefests, including the storming of Western embassies across the Middle East and the evacuation of the University of Texas at Austin due to bomb threats, President Obama is doing what he does best.

He’s hobnobbing with celebrities.

Last night, as the German embassy in Sudan smoldered, Tunisian police fired tear gas at US embassy rioters, the American military upgraded its presence in Yemen, investigations continued in Libya, Islamists burned American flags in London, Islamists invaded the US embassy in Tunisia, rioters went insane in Lebanon, protesters in Jordan went crazy, protests continued in Egypt, and crowds began to form in Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Iraq, the Obama campaign tweeted, “Beyoncé and Jay-Z are hosting the President in New York—your chance for two spots on the guest list ends at midnight.” Priorities, people!

This morning, President Obama also took action at the White House: he welcomed the 2012 US Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House. Because, as Michelle Obama said, obesity is the greatest threat to national security.

President Obama will get back to business tonight: he’s doing a private fundraiser at 7 PM EDT. 

This isn’t leading from behind. This is a leadership vacuum.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 17, 2012, 04:46:28 PM

Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic: And what you can do to prevent it. Also the author of the article, "I'm 63 and I'm Tired."

The Foreign Policy Speech Romney Should Give
by Robert A. Hall

Good evening, my fellow America Patriots. I use that phrase advisedly, because it is American Patriots—those who love this country and cherish our system of free political institutions, free enterprise and limited government—I wish to address. You and I know those institution have made us a prosperous and happy people and our country both a shining ideal to which the world’s poor and oppressed want to come, and the target of those who loath liberty.

From the founding of our Republic to the events of the present day, those institutions have been under assault from enemies abroad who hate our freedom and prosperity, and from misguided individuals at home who believe that they can create an all-powerful and utopian government that can better make decisions for you than you can for yourself. They believe that America’s constitution and prosperous economic system are no more entitled to a claim of exceptionalism and our loyalty than any other system or culture.

We have seen the results of that utopian belief in unlimited government power on our prosperity. We have seen it in a job crisis that has kept the official unemployment rate above 8% for years, and the real unemployment rate, counting those under-employed, those who have had to take part-time jobs, those whose benefits have run out and those who have given up looking, that is far higher than 8%. We see it in the continuing weakness in the housing market, in the unprecedented growth of government debt, and in private sector businesses--which the president says are doing fine—increasingly unwilling to expand investment to create jobs in the face of government growth and economic uncertainty.

And we see it in the failure of this president’s foreign policy on diverse and disastrous fronts across the globe. It is of President Obama’s manifest foreign policy failures that I wish to speak to you tonight.

It is no secret that far too many in the media believe the duty of a journalist is not to present unbiased facts to American voters to let them make up their own minds, but to advocate for an agenda, shaping the debate so as to help the president’s political campaign, even at the expense of the country. We saw that when they were inadvertently caught on tape, like the president promising the Russian strongman more flexibility after the election, coordinating their “gotcha” questions to help the Obama campaign.

In support of their efforts to politicize the news and to shape the agenda, they have created the meme that it is not what is happening in the world that is the problem, but rather my speaking out about it. The same people who cheered then-Senator Obama in 2008 and Senator Kerry in 2004 when they criticized President Bush’s foreign policy while American troops were in battle now insult your intelligence by saying that this president’s foreign policy should be off limits during a campaign, or that criticism of him is based not on his clear failures but his ethnic heritage. Unfortunately, this contemptible lie propagated by the Obama campaign water-carriers in the media resonates with some voters who are less attuned to events and less inclined to seek out the facts.

The facts are these. What we are seeing today across the world is the direct result of perceived American weakness, of this president’s unwillingness to champion American values and to support America’s friends like Israel and the friends of freedom like the Iranian resistance against those who wish both us and freedom ill.

We see an American Ambassador and his staff murdered with the connivance of the very people this president sent American troops to risk their lives for and billions of your tax dollars to aid. We see American soil in American embassies assaulted by radicals in coordinated attacks by whipping up mobs over the excuse of a poorly-made, little known private video, while governments to whom we have given billions of your tax dollars in aid turn a blind eye, secure in the knowledge that this administration is so eager to buy them off, it will go on paying tribute regardless of their actions.

We see it in timid half-measures toward Iran, even as they seek nuclear weapons while promising the destruction of America and Israel. Must we lose New York City, Washington DC or Tel Aviv before we get serious about dealing with the mad mullahs?

We see it in the willingness of a tyrant like Hugh Chavez to suppress freedom in his country while threatening American interests and the security of his neighbors, secure in the knowledge that his leftist rhetoric makes him off limits to serious opposition from this administration.

We see it in an administration willing to provide thousands of guns to ruthless Mexican drug cartels, destabilizing that country and killing hundreds of Mexicans and two American agents, to further their anti-gun agenda. And then they lie and withhold information to cover it up.

We see it in an increasingly aggressive China willing to muscle both our allies like Japan, South Korea and the Philippines as well as their old allies like Vietnam, secure in the knowledge that our strong natural desire for good economic and political relations with them, and our need for their continued funding of a portion of our burgeoning debt means that we must acquiesce in their domination of their smaller neighbors.

We see it most of all in the unwillingness of this administration to name the enemy that seeks to destroy our way of life. That enemy—let us be clear—is Islamic Extremism and Islamic Supremacism. The president and leaders on both sides of the political aisle are perfectly correct in saying that we are not at war with Islam and I assure you we will never be at war with Islam under a Romney administration. Indeed, we must never forget that the most frequent victims of the daily catalog of murders and outrages by the extremists are decent Muslims who want to live in peace and freedom, seeking only prosperity for their families. But President Obama has never understood, in fact seems incapable of understanding, that it takes two sides to make peace, only one side to make war. Islamic extremism is growing, is often funded by our erstwhile friends, numbers millions of adherents and is able to manipulate the emotions of tens of millions more poor and ignorant Muslims who are understandable frustrated at the poverty created by the lack of economic and political freedom in their countries. And they are at war with us, with western civilization, and with the majority of peaceful Muslims, and have been for decades. Wishing it were not so will not change that painful fact. They give us only the options of defense, or defeat and death.

That Islamic extremism is not centrally directed as were the Nazi or Stalinist regimes does not make it either less understandable or less of a threat to our lives and liberties. That the threat can spring up undirected among our own citizens does not make the deaths of our soldiers in Little Rock or at Fort Hood any less casualties of that war than those who have sacrificed while wearing the uniform of the Republic in Iraq or Afghanistan. And when I’m president, their families will receive the appropriate recognition of their sacrifice. That is the least this country can do for their service.

This frightening growth of Islamic extremism is fed by an American posture of apologetic weakness. Over thirty years of attacks, terror and murder of Americans, westerners and their fellow Muslims should have taught us that they will always find an excuse, be it a cartoon or a clownish YouTube video to ferment violence and mob terror. We must not feed the beast. We must stand with that majority of Muslims who desire peace, freedom and prosperity. We must support those Muslims who have the courage to speak out against extremism and terror. We must lead from the front, and abandon weak euphemisms like calling war “overseas contingency operations.”

We cannot defend women’s rights and other human rights at home if we fear to speak out against the oppression of women under Shari’a Law abroad. Being for tolerance for gay people at home is meaningless if we are supinely silent about the murder of gays in Iran and other intolerant countries at the hands is Islamic extremists.

American freedom, American prosperity and the aspirations of tens of millions of people around the world, Muslim and non-Muslim, depend on American strength, American leadership and American courage. If we fear to defend liberty out of fear for our lives, we shall find we have lost both life and liberty. We must stand with the friends of freedom and against extremism and aggression and terror. We must honor and support the service and sacrifice of our gallant troops, and those of our allies, on whom our freedom depends. The future of all decent people in the world, regardless of nationality, religion or ethnic heritage, depend on our making that American policy. The president talked of change and in our foreign policy, change now is desperately needed. As your president, I will lead us to a new foreign policy that values freedom and life and prosperity, and stands against murder and extremism and terror. And I will not apologize for it

Thank you.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 17, 2012, 05:04:23 PM

This guy is a total moron.  These policies don't bring anybody together, they continue to segregate and separate us.  Racism is not born, it is taught and by teaching kids they are different and special and one group deserves special treatment will only divide us further.  Now these kids... who have never judged based on color or ethnicity... has to consider these things.

School Principal Sees Racism in Peanut Butter

By Todd Starnes


An Oregon grade school principal suggested in a newspaper interview that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches might be racially and culturally offensive.

“What about Somali or Hispanic students who might not eat sandwiches?” Verenice Gutierrez told the Portland Tribune.

Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School, was being interviewed about the school district’s equity training program designed to narrow the achievement gap. The newspaper said she “picks up on the subtle language of racism every day” and used the peanut butter sandwich to illustrate her point.

“Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ let them tell you,” she told the newspaper. “Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”

The equity program is called “Courageous Conversation” and it involves taking educators through an intensive program so they can understand their own “white privilege,” the newspaper reported.

Robb Cowie, the communications director for Portland Public Schools told Fox News they were aware of the story and to their knowledge it was factually accurate.

“What we’re trying to do in our school district is to ensure that we have instruction that is meaningful and relevant to ever student in the classroom,” Cowie said.

In some cases, that means offering programs strictly for students of color.

The newspaper provided information about a drum corps that was set up for black and Latino boys. One parent complained that the class discriminated against women, Asians, whites and Native Americans.

Guitierrez defended the class and denied it was discriminatory.

“When white people do it, it is not a problem,” she told the Tribune. “But if it’s for kids of color, then it’s a problem? Break it down for me. That’s your white privilege, and your whiteness.”

Cowie said the district did not have a problem with the principal’s statements.

So does the school system provide clubs strictly for white students?

“I’m not aware of that in Portland,” he said.

"Big picture – what we are trying to encourage in our district – are educational experiences that are relevant that give kids support, encouragement, engagement,” Cowie said. “We are certainly not trying to create situations where students are excluded.”

He said the district was addressing the issue of so-called ‘white privilege’ to even the playing field so that all children have an opportunity succeed.

“It’s an understanding that families and students come into the educational setting with different backgrounds and different strengths and in some cases different advantages,” he said. “That translates into different educational outcomes.”

Cowie said the district wants to narrow the achievement gap for “students of color.”

“Persistently we have not done a good enough job educating students of color and specifically African-American students,” he told Fox News. “That’s what the program is addressing. How can we find a way to support African American students, their families – so that we are producing better outcomes and narrowing the achievement gap.”

The story generated a number of comments from local residents outraged over the equity training program. One reader suggested that under the school’s policies, the phrase “American as apple pie” could be considered offensive.

 “I am sick of progressives’ attacks on our culture. I am offended when people coming to our country find it necessary to denigrate our culture and teachers who are teaching our children somehow feel like they have to apologize for being American,” the reader wrote.

Another wrote: “Teaching against peanut butter sandwiches and white privilege is critical thinking? No – that is racism and radical activism.”

And that brings us back to the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

“It’s not really about a sandwich,” he said. “It’s about how do we reach kids and speak to them through experiences that are meaningful to them – that are understandable to them so that they have an entry point into the curriculum and can engage in learning.”

He said they don’t want to make any student feel unwelcomed – intentionally or unintentionally that might disconnect a child or a family from the educational system – even if it’s a PB&J.

“Certainly a sandwich isn’t going to do it in itself,” he said. “But it is one of those things that we want to be aware of in all aspects of our instructional practice.”

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Post by: Warph on September 17, 2012, 06:21:20 PM

Here is a summary of where the world stands:

*** Unable to reach a compromise over the weekend, South Africa is now in an all out labor strike, with the police again firing rubber bullets at miners with lethal escalation guaranteed

*** Back from vacation, the once again penniless citizens of Spain, Greece, and Portugal have resumed protesting austerity

*** US embassies attacked, in many cases with numerous casualties, in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Lebanon, India, Balgadesh, Indonesia, and others.

*** Japan “appropriating” China-contested islands provoking a firestorm of retaliation including demands for “war with Japan”

*** The Japanese ambassador to China dying mysteriously

*** Netanyahu telling Meet the Press Iran will have a nuke in six-seven months and must be stopped beforehand

*** Warships from more than 25 countries, including the United States, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, launching a military exercise in the Straits of Hormuz

*** A third US aircraft – the CVN-74 Stennis – carrier is en route to Iran with an ETA of about 10 days

*** And finally, a potential catalyst to light this whole mess on fire, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announcing that its troops are now on the ground in Syria.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 18, 2012, 04:52:33 AM

The essential difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals could not exist without conservatives to defend their freedoms and support them economically.  Conservatives, on the other hand, could live quite well without liberals. And what’s more, we are quite anxious to test this theory.  Evicting Obuma would be a great place to begin.

All you have to do is look around the world to discover how badly Obuma has bungled America’s foreign policy.  By gutting the economy and the military, he has made this country a toothless tiger, so that even such backward nations as Syria, Iran and North Korea, can give us the proverbial finger and get away with it.

Allen West, quoting Alexander the Great, sums it up very neatly: “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”

It seems like only yesterday that Obuma and Broom Hillary were telling us that Assad’s days were numbered in Syria, but that was actually several thousand massacred Syrians ago.  It now appears that Assad’s reign will out-last Obuma’s.

I almost feel sorry for all those people who thought they were earning points in heaven by electing our first black president, but the fact remains that, by any honest evaluation, Obuma has been our very worst president, usurping Jimmy Carter’s hard-earned title.

In spite of four years of a terrible economy; four years spent trying to destroy the coal and oil industry for purely ideological reasons; four years of ruling by presidential edict; four years spent declaring war on the states, while turning a blind eye to the Black Panthers and concealing the facts of Operation Fast and Furious, the Democrats are asking that we give Obuma time.  The truth is that most of us agree that he has it coming.  But instead of four more years, we think that, for his efforts to trash the Constitution, 25-to-life would be just about right.

As Dinesh D’Souza’s “2016” makes abundantly clear, Obuma’s greatest influence has always been and remains his birth father, an anti-western, Islamic zealot who spent his life railing against white people.  It was not mere happenstance that the church Obuma attended for two decades was one overseen by Jeremiah Wright, yet another father figure who preached the exact same demagogic swill as Obuma’s old man.

It wasn’t merely hyperbole when Winston Churchill observed that “Islam is as dangerous in a man as rabies in a dog.”

Neither was it merely politics as usual when Obuma, addressing a group of Islamists, vowed that “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

Perhaps that’s why after imposing what were supposed to be really severe restrictions on Iran’s oil trade, Obuma gave 20 different nations waivers, allowing them to purchase that very same oil.  In much the same way, after using bribery and intimidation to push ObumaCare through Congress, he immediately granted waivers to unions and those business owners who had been generous contributors to his 2008 campaign.

Still, I suppose when all is said and done, if your taste runs to pompous buffoons, he’s your guy.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on September 18, 2012, 12:26:25 PM
Quote from warph:
while turning a blind eye to the Black Panthers

 Careful there Warph. You are'a fix'n to get your arse ripped. Do you live in LaLa land ? If not, you don't have a clue to what the peace loving Black Panthers were doing.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 18, 2012, 01:43:05 PM
Quote from warph:
while turning a blind eye to the Black Panthers

 Careful there Warph. You are'a fix'n to get your arse ripped. Do you live in LaLa land ? If not, you don't have a clue to what the peace loving Black Panthers were doing.

The two-legged or four-legged types?  It has been reported that we in AZ have the four-legged type and are very elusive.  Two- legged?  Naw... my amigo's ran them off.   ;D
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 18, 2012, 03:51:18 PM
The Unemployment Rate  


Of course, if you add in those whose benefits have run out, those under-employed or who took PT jobs to get by, and the huge number who have given up, the unemployment rate is far higher.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 18, 2012, 06:04:58 PM

The War to Come

By George H. Wittman on 9.18.12 @ 6:09AM

Who says Iran can be deterred? Here's why Israel has no such illusions.

It may be shocking to some, but the Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was correct when he said a few days ago that Israel can not survive a nuclear weapon attack. He didn't add, but it is certainly true, that these need only be lower yield devices. A brief study of the industrial topography and demography of Israel shows that a minimal number (3-4) well targeted nuclear weapons would leave Israel inoperable as a modern state.

President Obama clearly has been provided with adequate technical intelligence to inform him of the details involved. Iran already has adequate delivery systems as outlined by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta last February when he referred to the effective operational state of the Shahab-3 and the medium range ballistic missile, Ashura, as being able to hit Israel and Eastern Europe. The White House knows that Israel is in danger of obliteration if Iran is allowed to launch even a modest attack on Israel. So far the American presidential response appears to be, "Iran knows the U.S. will respond appropriately, and that is adequate deterrence."

The theoretical punitive response by Washington would be too late to save the continued existence of Israel. While the threatened U.S. counterattack might destroy Iranian nuclear development facilities, in order to have a serious lasting impact the economic base of Iran would have to be destroyed. Its oil production and distribution facilities would have to be targeted for demolition. Such an action defines the term "counter-productive " if the international importance of Persian oil resources are taken into consideration. And, of course, Israel would be in ashes.

To be specific about Iran's current nuclear weapon capability, one need only refer to the recent report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): "Iran… has produced 418 pounds of 20% enriched uranium." This uranium could be converted to weapons grade product before the end of this year. This is an increase over the 321 pounds of similar grade uranium reported available in May 2012. More importantly, the IAEA reported a doubling of the enrichment centrifuges since May, bringing the total to 2,140 at the advanced nuclear facility a Fordo, a deep buried mountain site outside the ancient city of Qom.

Fifty-five pounds of 90% enriched uranium is considered necessary to construct one nuclear explosive device. Taking 20% enrichment up to 90% weapons grade has been referred to as not difficult and solely dependent on processing time. With the increased number of centrifuges in operation reported by the IAEA, the calculation has been made that it would have take no more than a few months for the Iranians to accomplish this. Prime Minister Netanyahu has said that the Iranians will have launch-capable nuclear missiles in 6-7 months.

It is generally accepted in defense circles -- and reported earlier in this column -- that the Iranians already have the short-term capability of constructing several "Hiroshima" implosion bombs. The issue at hand is the ability to construct smaller, higher yield devices capable of being placed on, and detonated from, the existing medium-range Iranian missiles. The IGRC already have enough of these appropriately-ranged and target-guided missiles to simultaneously hit all of Israel's scientific and production centers as well as its various deep bunkered military installations.

Pentagon sources have indicated it's not difficult technically to calculate how quickly Iranian scientists and technicians could handcraft the needed marriage of high-weaponized explosive product and the guided missile-connected delivery system. This information is well known by all existing nuclear-armed countries. This is why the intensity level of anxiety on the international scene has risen so sharply in the past few months.

The only mystery still extant is how this nearly open secret has been so successfully kept from publication. The reason is that such information is tantamount to pulling the trigger on a holocaust that Iran is not yet prepared to create -- even on Israel. And against which the Israelis are not yet fully ready to defend. The problem that the Israel Defense Command and PM Netanyahu face is whether they can fully destroy Iran's offensive capability aimed at Israel and/or effectively defend against the expected Iranian counter-thrust to an Israeli preemptive attack. One thing is certain: Israel can not and will not depend on the current American administration to assist in Israel's initial attack.

Considerable emphasis has been placed on the White House's desire for Israel to wait until after the American presidential election before taking any offensive action. A new logic has been introduced by events in many Moslem capitals following the original riots in Cairo and the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. If anything, the Obama Administration has hardened its position against Israeli military action against Iran. In turn, however, the Israeli choices have been reduced as Tehran now has the chance to exploit the anti-American/anti-Israel political support engendered by the wave of "holy war" spirit contained in the widespread radical Islamic demonstrations and attacks.

In brief, the Iranians do not fear the potential of an Israeli counterstrike. There is consequently nothing but Tehran's own current technical limitations to restrain the initiation of a Persian first strike nuclear attack on Israel's key centers. Bibi Netanyahu knows this and so do his military strategists. As soon as Israel has the wherewithal to effect an initial strike wiping out Iranian nuclear weapon-launching capability, the strategic instinct would have to be to do it as soon as they can.

The question is: When can Israel be sure it can destroy all of Iran's nuclear launch assets?

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 18, 2012, 06:26:41 PM
Who the hell is running this country...


Obama's Schedule  

by Richard Butrick

Here is todays schedule for Obama - 09/18/12:

"The president will welcome the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx at a White House reception. He will then head to New York, where he will do an appearance on Letterman and attend fundraisers at the Waldorf Astoria and Club 40/40, hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce. He will return to Washington late in the evening."

According to the Government Accountability Institute, Obama has spent more time golfing than in economic meetings of any kind and Obama has skipped more than half of his intelligence briefings.

But wait. According to Obama's National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor, Obama is "among the most sophisticated consumers of intelligence on the planet."  That explains it. He can "consume" intelligence so fast he doesn't have to hang around the office like some plodding klutz. Now how did Victor conduct that survey?

Ok. Some of this is old news already reported by Rick Moran back in July. But let's take a look at the full picture which has been glaringly highlighted by recent events in the Middle East and North Africa.

He skips a security briefing on Sept. 5th to do a little jive talking with the "Pimp with the Limp", DJ Laz. "You're big time. You've got Pitbull and Flo Rida and all these guys just beating a path to your door. And so I'm hoping that I can get a little of that magic from you in this interview."

According to the White House Obama couldn't meet with Netanyahu because "The president's schedule will not permit that." But that same day, Obama announced that he will be on the David Letterman show.

He gave a faltering and hurried reading of his "bad day" speech on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 in order  to run off to a fund raiser that Michelle Malkin described as going "Off to Las Vegas for a lovefest campaign rally with 8,000 fanboys and fangirls who cultishly screamed, "I lovve youuuuuu" - ."

During Obama's presidency the White house has become the new "in" celebrity dining hot spot featuring Hollywood glitterati from Morgan Freeman to Kim Kardashian to Clooney. Add to that all the entertainment shows and the White House is looking like Vegas on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

But when he finishes consuming all that "intelligence", Obama says he is thinking about jobs and the economy from the time he gets up in the morning till he goes to bed.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 19, 2012, 04:58:47 PM

Horror: The moment that hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashed into the
World Trade Center


Expedition 3 Commander Frank Culbertson says "it's
important for people to continue to learn the lessons" from the tragedy of September 11, and make ourselves a better nation. Culberton was aboard the International Space Station at the time of the attacks, and the only American off the planet. He captured incredible images of New York City in the minutes and hours following the event.

Nasa monitored the site of the attack: This image was taken by the Landsat 7 satellite on
September 12. Smoke can clearly be seen streaming away from Ground Zero

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 19, 2012, 05:59:05 PM

Hells bells and footie pajamas! I almost forgot that today is “Talk Like a Pirate Day”  ???, but you wouldn’t expect me to fall into lockstep with the rest of the world, now, would you?  Otherwise, what is the point in being me? ...Which is not to say that there actually is a point.  So... lets make it... uh... hmmmm... "Chaster A. Arthur Day" ...yeah, that sounds good.

But...“How can I talk like Chester A. Arthur when I don’t know what he sounded like?” you may be asking.  Well, who asked you to ask?  Troublemaker…

I have it on good authority that he sounded like Lincoln.  Or Larry King.  (“Roscoe Conkling, you’re on the air with Chester A. Arthur and Nipsey Russell.“) ...and said stuff like, “Let the Chinese stay” and “Too bad about Garfield” and “The tariff is a local question” and “Rutherford B. Hayes can eat my shorts.”  Et cetera.

In fact, I may write in old Chester A’s name come February, May or whenever the Presidental Election is.  Because a dead president is better than no president at all... which is what we have right now.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 19, 2012, 06:56:01 PM


The Obama campaign has rolled out a new Twitter campaign: “For all”.  In it, celebrities and Obama supporters have uploaded images of themselves with their hands over their hearts, pledging to support his re-election bid. The creation of the Twitter feed appears to be in response to a video of Mitt Romney discussing his chances of winning over 47 percent of the electorate, which pays no federal income tax.

In April, the Obama campaign rolled out the campaign slogan “Forward,” which was immediately ridiculed for its similarity to Communist China’s “Great Leap Forward.” Like the Obama team’s last attempt to motivate its liberal base, the new campaign is open to plenty of criticism from the right; it’s the kind of propaganda Chairman Mao might have adopted. Worse, it fits into the narrative of Obama supporters as individuals more inclined to pledge allegiance to a politician before their country.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 20, 2012, 02:38:15 PM
These stats and bar charts below read like something out of 1984... if the Orwell classic had mentioned religion at all.

But I can’t say it comes as a great surprise.  However, as Mollie Hemingway inquires in her Twitter feed: “Have the media done a good job telling us which religion is the most persecuted in the world?”  https://twitter.com/MZHemingway/status/248807070810398721

Now I know Mollie’s was a rhetorical question, but what the hey: all together now…one, two, three... NO!

Forget TBN and Harold Camping and Hal Lindsey and all the other professional doomsdayers. Here’s how you’ll know the end is nigh: the day MSNBC devotes five minutes to these numbers.  Hell, forget MSNBC, how about NBC, or CBS?  Maybe, maybe, if PBS has an extra few minutes to fill on the NewsHour.  And even then I bet they’d garble it up to blame the victims somehow…

But FOX might take this on, but only because it’s not a real news organization… hee, hee..  :laugh:

Business Insider:

The Pew Forum released its 2012 report, Rising Tide of Restrictions on Religion, on Thursday, and ranked which religions were the most persecuted.

And despite the fact that Islamic protests have dominated the news, it's Christians that have been persecuted in the most countries between 2006 and 2010.


Here's how many countries people were harassed in a specific year:


Here's how the harassment breaks down in terms of government harassment and social harassment:


Of course, the data doesn't take into account how severe the harrassment was, or how widespread it was within the countries recorded, but it's certainly surprising.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-persecuted-religions-in-the-world-2012-9#ixzz272YVOMrO
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Post by: Warph on September 20, 2012, 04:20:51 PM





Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 21, 2012, 04:06:40 AM

$50,000 In Checks Stolen From Obama Campaign National Headquarters

This could get amusing…

CHICAGO (FOX Chicago News) -While President Barack Obama campaigns for re-election, workers at his national campaign headquarters in Chicago have a mystery on their hands. FOX Chicago News has learned staffers called Chicago Police Wednesday morning to report the theft of approximately $50,000 in checks intended to pay for campaign expenses.

Two squad cars were seen parked outside the Prudential Plaza building Wednesday where Obama for America headquarters is located. Officers responded to the call at 10:46 a.m., and were seen exiting the building carrying brown manilla envelopes.

Three checks being mailed to vendors as payment for campaign services were apparently pilfered before they even made it past the building’s front door. Sources tell FOX Chicago that two of the checks were for over $20,000 apiece.

At least one of the checks had already been deposited into a downtown bank account.

Midwest Press Secretary Ben Finkenbinder confirmed Chicago police are investigating a call about missing money. “Three checks we sent to vendors made it into the wrong hands, and after learning of this we notified police,” Finkenbinder said in a statement. “We’re pleased that they’re dealing with the issue swiftly, and we don’t expect this to have any impact upon the campaign.”

Security inside the Prudential Plaza complex is extremely tight. Anyone headed upstairs to Obama’s campaign headquarters must be credentialed to get past the lobby.

Hundreds of campaign staffers work inside the Obama for America office. Sources say there is no evidence that the office was broken into, but the theft is not believed to be an “inside job.”

The investigation has been assigned to Area Central detectives. The case was initially classified as “theft by deception,” which potentially includes crimes like embezzlement, forgery or counterfeiting.

A Chicago Police spokesman would only say they are involved in an “ongoing investigation” and that nobody is in custody.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 21, 2012, 04:15:43 AM
Rush Limbaugh: Is Obama setting off the violent protests
around the Middle East?


Hmmm... Anything is possible with Barack Insane-Hussein Obama!
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 21, 2012, 04:29:51 PM

Breitbart News: 
Breitbart News is doubling its reward–to $100,000–for one of the missing pieces of Barack Obama’s past, which may be the key to understanding his collapsing Middle East policy: the “Khalidi tape,” a video kept under wraps by the Los Angeles Times since April 2008.

The Khalidi tape shows Obama at a 2003 farewell party for radical Palestinian academic and activist Rashid Khalidi, and reportedly features vitriolic anti-Israel rhetoric.

Reporter Peter Wallsten... now with the Wall Street Journal.... revealed the existence of the tape in an article on Obama’s pro-Palestinian background. Obama’s participation in the Khalidi event, Wallsten wrote, had led Palestinian-Americans to believe “that Obama is more receptive to their viewpoint than he is willing to say.”

The article was not aimed at vetting Obama’s past; rather, the tape was likely shared with the Times as a means of pressuring Obama by reminding him of his past commitment to the Palestinian cause as he courted pro-Israel voters and donors.

Accordingly, Wallsten seems to have revealed only enough of what was on the video to achieve that aim. While noting that some speakers accused the Israeli government of terrorism and likened Jewish settlers to Osama bin Laden, Wallsten added that Obama “adopted a different tone…and called for finding common ground.”

Wallsten refused to release the Khalidi tape itself, or a transcript thereof, for readers to examine and judge for themselves.

Read at:  http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/09/20/Reward-100000-for-Khalidi-Tape
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 21, 2012, 04:48:13 PM

Traitor Obuma eyes ‘blind sheik’ release

The Obama administration is weighing the release of blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman — the spiritual adviser to the 1993 World Trade Center bombers — in a stunning goodwill gesture toward Egypt that has touched off a political firestorm, officials said yesterday.

Read more:
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 21, 2012, 04:58:42 PM
So, according to “national security officials,” who could be anybody, including the guy who stands watch over the bins outside the Dollar Store, Iran is waging cyberwar against Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.

National security officials told NBC News that the continuing cyber attacks this week that slowed the websites of JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America are being carried out by the government of Iran. One of those sources said the claim by hackers that the attacks were prompted by the online video mocking the Prophet Muhammad is just a cover story.
Story at:   http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/20/13990206-officials-see-iran-not-outrage-over-film-behind-cyber-attacks-on-us-banks

I love that they’re showing an interest.  Obviously means they care.... would be nice tho', if they now added some “effort” to their “interest” before I lose the very special .00001% interest I’m earning on my savings.  And by effort I don’t mean a strongly worded e-mail to the editor of the Iranian Time‘s “Your Turn” column.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 22, 2012, 01:30:38 AM
Mitt Romney's 2011 Tax Return....


Obuma and his leftie-clowns want to get their hands on the enormous trove of data included in his full returns...2011 actually included three separate returns for the Romneys’ individual blind trusts and their family trust... so they can pick through it for little details they can pull out of context and drop into political attacks, secure in the knowledge that few in their audience will understand the extremely complicated tax laws governing a fortune of this size well enough to weed out disinformation, and the media certainly won’t help them do it.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 22, 2012, 01:48:10 AM

Like I said above, it has already started... here is that miserable, despicable, excuse of a man and Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid flapping his (ass) cheeks about Romney's 2011 tax return.  "Joker" Reid seized on a quirk of Romney’s 2011 taxes.... one of only two years the candidate has fully documented... to argue that Romney could be “manipulating” the data.



From statement released by Reid’s office today:  

“The information released today reveals that Mitt Romney manipulated one of the only two years of tax returns he’s seen fit to show the American people – and then only to ‘conform’ with his public statements. That raises the question: what else in those returns has Romney manipulated? We already know Romney has money in tax havens in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. What we don’t know is why he refuses to be straight with the American people about the choices he’s made in his financial life. When will the American people see the returns he filed before he was running for president? Governor Romney is showing us what he does when the public is looking. The true test of his character would be to show what he did when everyone was not looking at his taxes.

“It’s also galling to see the creative accounting Mitt Romney applied to his own tax returns only days after learning of his insulting comments that seniors, soldiers and hard-working parents don’t pay enough taxes. Once again, we see Mitt Romney is out of touch with middle class families, who don’t have the luxury of accounting wizards and foreign tax shelters. It’s obvious he believes in two sets of rules: one for him, and one for the middle class. He says he wants to be president for only half the people but he acts like he only cares for the top two percent. Despite the fiscal cliff looming in just over three months, Mitt Romney refuses to explain the details of his tax policy. Will the policies he proposes benefit all Americans, or only multi-millionaires like him?”

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 22, 2012, 01:34:36 PM


Deer doesn’t dig this dude’s Obuma Lawn Sign display.  Even a deer instinctively doesnt like Obuma...  Animals are not supposed to be able to reason, yet these deer know that Obuma is inherently bad so they take action against Obuma.

These deer must be a higher life form than democrats, who continue to support this monster that even a supossedly dumb animal instinctively recognize Obuma as evil.  Too bad that deer and other "dumb" animals cannot vote; their vote would surely be more intelligent than the average democrats.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 23, 2012, 12:46:20 AM

Note From Trustee Brad Malt
Brad Malt | September 21, 2012


Mitt Romney will release a copy of his 2011 tax returns at 3 p.m. Friday as well as a summary of his tax rates -- but not, as requested by Democrats, copies of his actual returns -- for the years 1990-2009.

According to the campaign, Romney paid a 14.1 percent tax rate. Pushing back against speculation from Democrats, most notably Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), that he paid little to no taxes at some point in his career, Romney's campaign now claims the lowest effective rate he ever paid was 13.66 percent and that the average across the 20 year period 20.20 percent.

Romney deilberately did not claim about $1.75 million in charitable deductions for 2011 in order to avoid dipping below an effective tax rate of 13 percent, a threshold he said earlier in the year he had never crossed in his previous 10 tax returns.

The campaign's description of Romney's taxes are below, from Romney's trustee R. Bradford Malt:

This morning, Gov. and Mrs. Romney filed their 2011 tax return with the IRS. At 3:00pm today, the Romney for President campaign will be posting the 2011 return online.

The complete 2011 tax return, with full schedules, statements, and attachments, will be made available with all other previously-disclosed information at www.mittromney.com/disclosure.

Also posted will be a notarized letter from the Romneys’ tax preparer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PWC), giving a summary of tax rates from the Romneys’ tax returns for the 20-year period of 1990-2009.

In advance of the posting of these new documents, I wanted to provide some top-line details.

Regarding the newly-filed 2011 Tax Return:

In 2011, the Romneys paid $1,935,708 in taxes on $13,696,951 in mostly investment income.

The Romneys’ effective tax rate for 2011 was 14.1%.

The Romneys donated $4,020,772 to charity in 2011, amounting to nearly 30% of their income.

The Romneys claimed a deduction for $2.25 million of those charitable contributions.

The Romneys’ generous charitable donations in 2011 would have significantly reduced their tax obligation for the year. The Romneys thus limited their deduction of charitable contributions to conform to the Governor's statement in August, based upon the January estimate of income, that he paid at least 13% in income taxes in each of the last 10 years.

As with the 2010 tax return, the 2011 tax return will appear as four separate documents. It includes Governor and Mrs. Romney's Form 1040 as well as three underlying Massachusetts trusts detailing the sources of their income. Those are The W. Mitt Romney Blind Trust, The Ann D. Romney Blind Trust, and The Romney Family Trust.

The investments within the trusts are managed on a blind basis by me, the trustee. I have sole responsibility for making, holding and disposing of the investments.

Regarding the PWC letter covering the Romneys’ tax filings over 20 years, from 1990 – 2009:

In each year during the entire 20-year period, the Romneys owed both state and federal income taxes.

Over the entire 20-year period, the average annual effective federal tax rate was 20.20%.

Over the entire 20-year period, the lowest annual effective federal personal tax rate was 13.66%.

Over the entire 20-year period, the Romneys gave to charity an average of 13.45% of their adjusted gross income.

Over the entire 20-year period, the total federal and state taxes owed plus the total charitable donations deducted represented 38.49% of total AGI.

During the 20-year period covered by the PWC letter, Gov. and Mrs. Romney paid 100 percent of the taxes that they owed.

Finally, in addition to new documents related to tax filings, the campaign will also be posting on the same website physician letters for both Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan, making public their current state of health.

After you have reviewed all of the newly-posted documents, you may have further questions. The campaign asks that you direct them to an e-mail account set up for that purpose. That e-mail address is returns @ mittromney.com.

Thank you.

R. Bradford Malt is a partner at Ropes & Gray, LLP. He has been the trustee of the Romney’s blind trust since 2003.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 23, 2012, 01:10:37 AM

Gov. Mitt Romney Taxes/ Public Disclosure

Gov. And Mrs. Romney's complete 2011 tax return is now available below, in addition to their complete 2010 tax return.

The Romneys have provided extensive information about their personal finances, including over 1,200 pages of federal tax returns that are now public on this website.

Also posted is a letter from the Romneys' tax preparer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, which gives an overview of the Romneys' tax returns covering an additional 20 years, from 1990-2009.

Governor Romney's tax returns show:

First, as a successful businessman, Governor Romney has not only added value to our economy through his investment and business activity, but he has paid millions in taxes every year to the U.S. government.

Second, the Romneys take to heart "to whom much is given, of him shall much be required." Accordingly, they have been generous in their charitable giving, donating over $7 million between 2010-2011 – donating more to charity than they paid in federal income taxes.

Third, Mitt Romney has scrupulously complied with the U.S. tax code, and his income is reported and taxed at the applicable rates, and he has paid 100 percent of what he has owed.

In addition, Gov. Romney has released nine financial disclosures since 2002, which are also posted on this site. There are 3 federal Public Financial Disclosures (from 2007, 2011, and 2012), and 6 Massachusetts Statements of Financial Interests (from 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007).

With a decade's worth of financial disclosure documents and the Romneys' recent tax returns, the American people have extensive information about their personal finances, above and beyond what is required by the law.

This site also includes Congressman Paul Ryan's financial information. Posted are tax returns from 2011 and 2010 for Paul and Janna Ryan, as well as 14 federal Public Financial Disclosures covering 1999-2012.

Additionally, there are now physician letters for both Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan, making public their physical condition and medical history. These letters are being provided in the interest of public disclosure.

See all of Romney's Tax Records:

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 23, 2012, 02:26:10 AM
Tricky Mitt UNDER PAID his taxes. Donated about $4 million to charity in 2011, but claimed only $2.25 million as a deduction.
That means the Romneys voluntarily paid a higher tax rate than they were legally required.

In January, Tricky Mitt insisted, "I don't pay more than are legally due and frankly if I had paid more than are legally due I don't think I'd be qualified to become president."

So, Tricky Mitt said he'd be unqualified to be president if he paid more than is legally due, and then he paid more than is legally due, because of a "unique position."

Why did Tricky Mitt UNDER PAY his taxes?

1. Tricky Mitt claimed he'd always paid only what was due, and not a dollar more and that his tax rate was no less than 13%.
So with this statement on the RECORD, he was able to manipulate his tax rate by only claiming a portion of his donations to charity; 2.25 out of 4.

*If Tricky Mitt would have claimed the total $4 million in deductions, he would have an effective tax rate of ***8%***, not the 13% he'd previously claimed he paid. Do the Math!

2. Tricky Mitt has 3 yrs to amend this 2011 tax return. If you believe that his lawyer will not file an amended tax return the day after the election in order to collect the extra $225,000 and use the $1.75 million in deductions,
I have a bridge in Tacoma to sell U!

Tricky Mitt lives up to his pseudonym; he will bend the facts, mislead the masses, and he is in fact a LAIR! Just like his VP choice Lyin' Ryan!

Vote in Nov!

***Tricky Mitt Show US Your Papers!***
Lyin' Ryan Had to Show U 10 Yrs of His Returns!


Now that we got that out of the way...Okay, Tricky Barack... show the American People YOUR PAPERS!


Real Birth Certificate...
(Where’s the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the
 “natural-born American” clause in the Constitution?  He reported in his book
he was born in Hawaii and his half-sister agrees. But the woman the president
says is his paternal grandmother, Sarah Obama, claimed to have been present
at her grandson’s birth in Mombasa, Kenya.
The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”)

Noelani Elementary School Records on Oahu...

Punahou School Records in Hawaii...

Occidental College records...

Columbia University Records...

Your Columbia thesis “Soviet Nuclear Disarmament” that you said you wrote... (before applying to Harvard, Obama is said to have written a major thesis in his senior year.
It has not been released.)

Harvard Law School Records...

Your Harvard Law Review articles....

Your University of Chicago Scholarly Articles...
(The university of Chicago offered Obama a full-time tenure-track position, an honor typically reserved for published instructors.  However, reporters have been unable to find scholarly articles authored by him.  The university reports that Obama declined the tenure offer.... [cough, cough]  Sarah Galer, news editor at the Law School and Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, told WND, “President Obama wrote ‘Dreams from My Father’ while at the law school but did not produce any scholarly articles as far as I know.”)

Obama's Passport...
(According to March 2008 reports, State Department employees conducted an unauthorized search of Obama’s passport files during the recent presidential campaign. CNN reported that three different contract workers accessed his information on separate occasions – Jan. 9, Feb. 21 and March 14 – without authorization. Two workers were fired and another faced discipline.
Obama’s files reportedly contained copies of passport applications, birth date, basic biographical information, records of passport renewal and possibly citizenship information.  The Obama campaign demanded a thorough investigation to determine which employees looked at the file and why.
“This is an outrageous breach of security and privacy, even from an administration that has shown little regard for either over the last eight years,” Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton told CNN in a statement.  “Our government’s duty is to protect the private information of the American people, not use it for political purposes.”
Meanwhile, a key witness who had been cooperating with federal investigators was later found fatally shot in front of a Washington, D.C., church.  A police officer found the body of Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, slumped dead inside his car.
At the time, investigators said they didn’t have any information connecting the murder to the passport case. After one year of investigation of the homicide, there have been no arrests.
The passport has not been released.)

Medical records...
( http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/30/us/politics/30obama.html?_r=0 )


Other documents...
According to additional records listed, other documents that remain unreleased include:

Complete files and schedules of his years as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004....

Obama’s client list from during his time in private practice with the Chicago law firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Gallard...

Illinois State Bar Association records...

Baptism records....

Obama/Dunham marriage license...

Obama/Dunham divorce documents...

Soetoro/Dunham marriage license...

Adoption records...

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 24, 2012, 12:59:27 AM
An email from Israel:

"I'm just sharing this...don't attack the messenger!


FROM A FRIEND: Intel From Israel on Whats getting set to Happen in the Middle East. My brother and his family live in Jerusalem - he is a minister - and a former Navy SEAL - his office is close to one of Isra
el 's largest underground military bases. He called me last night which is very unusual - usually it is email. He called to tell me that he is sending his family back to the US immediately due to what he is seeing happen within the last week and what he is being told by his military contacts in both the Israel and US military. He said he is seeing with his own eyes military movements the likes of which he has never seen in his 20+ years in Israel .

What he called a massive redeployment and protective tactics of forces is underway.

Over the last two days he has seen anti-aircraft missile deployments throughout the Jerusalem area including 3 mobile units that he can see from his office windows. In addition, he has seen very large Israeli armored columns moving fast toward the Synai where Egypt has now moved in Armor. There are reports of the top military leaders meeting with Israel 's Sr. Rabi which is something that has happened preceding every prior military campaign.

His admonition is to watch carefully and pray for Israel and its people. He is convinced that barring something extraordinary Israel will attack Iran - with or without the US - and very soon. It is the belief in Israel that Obama does not stand with Israel but with the Arab countries. He has told me before that Israel will saber rattle from time to time but that this time is very different from what he is seeing and hearing.

He was at the Wailing Wall 2 days ago and there were hundreds of IDF soldiers there. As he was leaving he passed at least 20 military buses full of soldiers in route to the wall. HE has never seen this before either. Just thought I would pass this along. My brother is not an alarmist by any means. When he talks like this it gets my attention for sure and usually I find he knows more than he shares. here are reports that Israel is asking Obama to come to Israel immediately but they are being answered with silence.

My opinion is that I see the making of the perfect storm."

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 24, 2012, 05:33:21 PM

The United States Air Force is being sued by a Conservative group called Judicial Watch over Michelle Obama's trip to Spain in 2010.

Judicial Watch wants to know the passengers that went along with the Obamas to Spain. And they want to know the travel costs.

The Whitehouse's response:
"The first lady is on a private trip," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said at the time. "She is a private citizen and is the mother of a daughter on a private trip. And I think I'd leave it at that."

And Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch: 
"That this lavish trip may be a source of embarrassment for the Obamas is not a sufficient reason to stonewall the release of records.

Evidently, American taxpayers were stuck with a sizable bill so Mrs. Obama could tour around Spain with her family and friends.

This administration, as a supposed steward of taxpayer dollars, has an obligation to disclose the full costs of the Obama family's luxury trip."

Sixteen Vacations by the Obamas. Everytime the Obamas take a vacation, the taxpayers are on the hook for a lot of money. Airfare, food, hotels, per diems for the secret service and Whitehouse staff. As well as use of the presidential jet. When the Bush family went to Texas for their vacations, the expenses were minimal. You cannot compare the lavish lifestyle of the Obama administration to the relaxed Bush lifestyle.

In the past year alone, the Obamas have gone to South Africa, Botswana, Martha's Vineyard, Hawaii, and Aspen.

...President's Day 2012: Aspen, CO to ski
...Christmas 2011: Hawaii
...Summer 2011: Martha's Vineyard
...June 2011 South Africa, Botswana
...President's Day 2011: Vail to ski
...Christmas 2010: Hawaii
...August 2010: Panama City Beach, FL
...August 2010: Chicago (Obama alone)
...August 2010: Spain (1st lady and Sasha)
...August 2010: Martha's Vineyard
...July 2010: Mount Desert Island, Maine
...May 2010: Chicago
...March 2010: New York City
...Christmas 2009: Hawaii
...August 2009: Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon
...August 2009: Martha's Vineyard

Read more at http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2012/20120221001-sixteen-obama-vacations.html#ZREoT47D5loFD2CF.99

Read more at http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2012/20120307001-obama-spain-vacation.html#3kMCuUbXMWSRlALr.99
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 25, 2012, 12:53:01 PM
So not everyone is thrilled with the new lunch menus offered by the Department of Agriculture, which are adhering to fresh guidelines as set out by First Lady Michelle"Let them eat hummus" Obuma.  Her anti-obesity campaign, called "You Fat Horses Make Me Sick," is leaving some teens feeling a tad unwell themselves:

Students across the country are complaining about the new school lunch regulations.

Perhaps the real motive is to starve students into slimming down.  Just ask students in Pierre, South Dakota who, too, are in an all-out revolt.

“I know a lot of my friends who are just drinking a jug of milk for their lunch. And they are not getting a proper meal,” middle school student Samantha Gortmaker told Keloland.com.

Despite the fact that the new regulations have increased the cost of a lunch 20 to 25 cents per plate, it’s not pleasing students.

Some are throwing away their vegetables while others are adapting to the rules by becoming industrious. In New Bedford, Massachusetts, students have created a black market... for chocolate syrup.  The kiddie capitalists are smuggling in bottles of it and selling it by the squeeze, according to SouthCoastToday.com.  More power to them, I say.

Nancy Carvalho, director of food services for New Bedford Public Schools, was quoted as saying, "...that hummus and black bean salads have been tough sells in elementary cafeterias.  That means even smaller children are going through the day fighting hunger pains, which can never be considered a good thing."

Hummus?  HUMMUS!  You’ve got to be kidding me.  Black bean salad?  What are they... in a hospital?  That’s not even real American food, like pizza and frankfurters and tacos.

Once again, the miserable communists in the White House have taken a page out of the North Korean playbook and are determined to so weaken the constitutions of our yutes that revolt against the state will no longer be physically possible.

“If you’re hungry and you know it, clap your hands…
if you’re hungry and you know it…”

Our young men and women must now crawl on their bellies just to get to class, a wisp of an alfalfa sprout dangling from their ammonia-reeking gobs.  No doubt they find it impossible to pay attention in class, what with their kidneys shutting down and constantly tripping over catheters.

Ignorant, feeble, and starving: America’s future, ladies and gentlemen!  Vulnerable to our enemies!  Pliable to the powers that be!

I say we break into these cafeterias with chili cheeseburgers, malteds, and french fries and renew the spirit of America!

Who’s with me?!

Oooh, wait…I think I pulled something….ow….ow…

Sheeeesh.... Warph
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 25, 2012, 01:37:03 PM
                        "Get'um up, Scout"


"As a kid, I never asked my mommy for documentation when she talked about our Native American heritage," says Warren in the new TV ad. "What kid would? But I knew my father's family didn't like that she was part-Cherokee and part-Delaware, so my parents had to elope. 

ah, Lizzie... Soooo sad... so sad.

"Let me be clear. I never asked for or never got any benefit because of my heritage. The people who hired me have all said they didn't even know about it," she continues.  "Scott Brown can continue attacking my family, but I'm going to keep fighting for yours," Warren concludes.

Again... so sad... not to mention that's bullshit.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on September 25, 2012, 02:02:59 PM
Looks like Ms Warren might have her tickie in a wringer again, and a more serious thing this time. Looks as though the ol hide might have been practicing law without a license
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Patriot on September 25, 2012, 02:04:08 PM
And now comes the allegation that she practiced law in the state of MA without a license.  She, of course, is denying it.  In spite of the fact she submitted Amicus briefs to the US Supreme Court using the address of the MA law firm where she worked... in violation of a SCOTUS ruling that one must be admitted to the state supreme court in the state from where the briefs are being submitted.

I'm no close friend of the Republicans (since many are only in vitro dems in incubation), but it seems that the Demoncrats have shed all sense of honesty & morality.  Not unlike Harry Reid who said this morning that fellow Mormon Romney had 'sullied; the Morman religion.

Of course, since we've established that the Dem party is not Christian (as evidenced by their claims to so many things that contradict the Bible), they therefore hold no moral codes against bearing false witness.  So I guess lying, cheating, thievery & willful neglect of mans governmental laws are to be expected.  Sad, really sad.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 25, 2012, 02:20:00 PM
I guess ol' Lizzie might be running out of luck for that ol' senatorial seat.  She seems to be a good Democrat, tho'.  You can tell that by the way she lies.  I guess she's not as lucky as she thought she was.

Why ???  

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 25, 2012, 09:18:57 PM
(http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2012/09/16/oped/web_photos/16ps.afghan.c--300x300.jpg) (http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2012/09/16/oped/web_photos/16ps.soldier.c.TA--300x300.jpg)
Blaming Our Troops
'Friendly' fire attacks have killed dozens of our heroes. The Pentagon's response? Ordering sensitivity training about Islam


Afghan security forces, our supposed allies, are slaughtering American troops. Thirty-three soldiers have been killed by “green on blue” attacks this year alone. The situation is so bad that the training of Afghan forces has been temporarily suspended.

How has the Pentagon responded?


* * * By blaming our troops.* * *   


Top officials believe culturally offensive behavior is the motivation behind the killings, so it’s stepped up Islamic sensitivity training for our troops.

If you don’t want to be shot in the back by your Afghan training partners, the Pentagon advises, don’t offend their religious sensibilities. Don’t kick your feet up on a table, for instance, and never ask to see a picture of their wives and kids. “There’s a percentage [of attacks] which are cultural affronts,” Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said in a recent interview.

Dempsey echoes the concerns of Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi, the Afghan National Army’s chief of staff, who earlier this month argued both sides need to do more to “teach” foreign troops Islamic traditions and values to reduce the chance of violent reactions to cultural slights.

“It is our duty to teach this to them. Our indifference about these issues causes the incident,” he said.

In the past three years, uniformed Afghans have murdered at least 97 US and NATO troops.

The Taliban has taken credit for many of the attacks, but the Pentagon has been reluctant to admit widespread infiltration of the Afghan security forces it’s training.

Standing up a national army and police force that can protect the US-sponsored government in Kabul is the linchpin of President Obama’s announced 2014 withdrawal strategy.

Some 120,000 American and other foreign troops mix closely with 350,000 Afghan security forces. Afghan trainees and guards are co-located on US bases, where they share bathrooms, gyms and mess halls.

To avoid offending them, US commanders are putting troops through intense Muslim sensitivity training. Among other things, they’ve been ordered to:

* Wear surgical gloves whenever handling a copy of the Koran.

* Never walk in front of a praying Muslim.

* Never show the bottom of boots while sitting or lying across from a Muslim, which in Islam is considered an insult.

* Never share photos of wives or daughters.

* Never smoke or eat in front of Muslims during the monthlong Ramadan fasting.

* Avoid winking, cursing or nose-blowing in the presence of Muslims — all viewed as insults in Islam.

* Avoid exiting the shower without a towel.

* Avoid offering and accepting things with the left hand, which in Islam is reserved for bodily hygiene and considered unclean.

Troops who violate the sensitivity rules face severe punishment.

Military officials who have done tours in Afghanistan are outraged that brass would even suggest US troops are partly to blame for their own murders.

“I would like to see a public affairs officer explain to the press where showing the bottom of your shoe to a Muslim or shaking with your left hand was legitimate grounds for murder,” growled one US Army official.

They say their Muslim partners would still resent them even if they followed their Islamic protocols to the letter.

“The cultural affronts excuse is a bunch of garbage,” a senior US Army intelligence official told me. “The Afghans that know we’re doing all this PC cultural sensitivity crap are laughing their asses off at our stupidity

Explained the intelligence official: “They’re killing us because we’re ‘infidels’ occupying Islamic lands. It’s what the Koran and every imam over there is telling them, and no amount of cultural sensitivity is going to stop that or change the fact that we’re ‘infidels.’ ”

Indeed, a Taliban video released last month revealed uniformed Afghans are itching for a chance to “kill infidels.”

“I opened fire on three Americans who were sitting together,” a rogue Afghan soldier, identified as Ghazi Mahmood, says while smiling for the camera. “The reason I killed them is because they have occupied our country. They are enemies of our religion.”

Internally, the military has acknowledged the larger religious problem. A May 2011 study commissioned by the US Army says “fratricidal” assaults by uniformed Afghans stem in part from Afghan religious attitudes that their American counterparts are “infidel bullies.” (The same report says US troops regarded their Afghan training partners as “treacherous and murderous radicals” secretly colluding with the Taliban.)

Further pointing up the absurdity of putting troops through Islamic finishing school: The intelligence official notes that if there are any truly obnoxious cultural offenses, they are committed by Afghan trainees quartered inside our bases.

“They like to stand on our toilets and poop all over them,” he said.

Why? They refuse to touch the toilet seats used by the “dirty infidels” they’re training and living with

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 26, 2012, 01:59:54 AM
State of VIRGINIA Gas Station Welcomes Joe Biden Back to
State during a Campaign Stop:


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 26, 2012, 02:08:31 AM


Mia Love Comes From 13 Points Down to Take Lead in Utah District 4 Race!

The latest Utah poll shows conservative Mia Love has taken the lead in Utah’s 4th District.
That means the race has seen a 28 point swing to Love since July.


The Salt Lake Tribune reported:

“Mia Love’s campaign released internal polling numbers that show the race for Utah’s 4th District seat have taken a dramatic swing, giving her a big lead over Democrat Jim Matheson.”

“Love’s polling firm, Public Opinion Strategies, said that Love is now leading the race, 51-36, and “This heavily Republican district is coming home.” POS said its July poll of the district showed Matheson leading 51-38, meaning the race took a 28-point swing.

Love said in a statement that the support is “encouraging.”

If Mia Love wins, she will be the first African American woman to represent the Republican party in Congress.
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Post by: Warph on September 26, 2012, 02:39:46 AM
WH Silent Over Demands to Denounce ‘Pi$$ Christ’ Artwork
By Todd Starnes, Fox News & Commentary

Religious groups are blasting President Obama for not condemning am anti-Christian art display set to appear in New York City and one Republican lawmaker said he is “fed up with the administration’s religious hypocrisy.

“Pi$$ Christ,” once branded as a “deplorable, despicable display of vulgarity,” will be displayed at the Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery in Manhattan on Thursday. The artwork features a “photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine.”

Religious groups and some lawmakers have already started sounding off – and making comparisons to the controversy over a recent anti-Muslim film. The low budget movie “Innocence of Muslims” sparked violent and deadly clashes across the globe.

It also brought strong rebukes, condemnations and apologies from President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a host of administration officials.

Read rest of story:


Obama: “The Future Does Not Belong to Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam”  
...as Barack Obama told the UN General Assembly today.

Here’s the transcript, via MRCTV:

The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt – it must be claimed by those in Tahrir Square who chanted “Muslims, Christians, we are one.” The future must not belong to those who bully women – it must be shaped by girls who go to school, and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons. The future must not belong to those corrupt few who steal a country’s resources – it must be won by the students and entrepreneurs; workers and business owners who seek a broader prosperity for all people. Those are the men and women that America stands with; theirs is the vision we will support.

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support.

Obama went on to blame the anti-Islam YouTube video for Mideast violence.

Obama has yet to denounce Pi$$ Christ.

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Post by: Warph on September 26, 2012, 01:17:07 PM


Navy SEALs to Obama: We Aren't Bumps in the Road
By Katie Pavlich


Navy SEALs are hitting back against President Obama again for his comments this week that the events in Libya, including the murder of four Americans, were "bumps in the road." Navy SEALs Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty were among those brutally murdered in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya on 9/11. Former Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke, an outspoken critic of President Obama, released the following statement on his Super PAC website:

The President refuses to admit that his policy of appeasement and apology has failed. The murder of our Ambassador and two former Navy SEALs is more than a “bump in the road,” it is a global catastrophe where America is seen as being weak and vulnerable by our enemies. This President has failed to establish a red line for Iran’s nuclear ambitions and has failed to recognize the scale and implications of the attacks against us. Reagan had it right: don’t negotiate with terrorists and recognize the clear and present danger of not being willing to act or lead from the front.

White House Press Secretary Jay "Baghdad Bob" Carney denied President Obama was referring to the murders of Americans when he said the comment and tried to explain the comments were in reference to countries rebuilding after revolution:

“The President was making clear that in this historic transformation that’s taking place in the region that progress won't come in a straight line, that there will be challenges."

“This transformation will not happen overnight and we will certainly encounter challenges.”

“The President as you know is not minimizing what we recognize as historic transformations taking place and the President is certainly not minimizing the challenges."

‘That assertion (of Obama referring to the murders of Americans as 'bumps in the road') is both desperate and offensive.”

“There is a certain desperate attempt to grasp at words for political advantage here and once again, that’s offensive.”
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Post by: Warph on September 26, 2012, 02:06:17 PM

"When your hope is in astrology, your head is in Uranus"

Economics is generally considered a soft science, as opposed to physics or chemistry, which are hard scientists. Hard, not because difficult, although they are, but because they are

characterized as relying on quantifiable empirical data, relying on the scientific method, and focusing on accuracy and objectivity.

Whereas soft sciences, like psychology, sociology, anthropology and economics do not. They are characterized by superstitions, lies, circular reasoning, academic quackery, political correctness, and brain farts. (Although I may be mistaken about this.)

So it should come as no surprise that Wall Street traders, who are to economists what phrenologists are to really smart phrenologists, should turn to astrologers to help them earn a paycheck:


Financial astrologers like Karen Starich say traders know they’re up against a lot of rich, smart people.

“They want to have that edge,” she says. “They want to know what the future is.”

Starich chargest $237 annually for her newsletter, which 300 traders subscribe to for news of what will happen to the stock prices of companies, or even bigger, to the Federal Reserve. She sees dark times ahead in the Fed’s horoscope.

“They now have Saturn squared to Neptune, which is really bankruptcy,” Starich explains.

Neptune represents money. But when Saturn shows up in a chart, it indicates restriction. So for the Fed, that means the “fiscal cliff is here, and there’s no place to go except to print more money or unravel these financial institutions,” Starich says.

Of course, a lot of Wall Street traders, and others, don’t want it to be known that they’re relying on anything other than their own talent. Arch Crawford, a financial astrologer who actually got his start on Wall Street as a stock analyst at Merrill Lynch, recalls one subscriber asking for his newsletter in “brown paper wrappers.”

Crawford warns his 2,000 subscribers particularly against the dangers of Mercury in retrograde—

I’m sorry, I couldn’t even finish the quote…  it is soooooo stupid.

Is it worth expending even the electricity to express the contempt with which I hold astrology?  That someone would pay even one thin drachma to consult one of these frauds is itself a sign of both Original Sin and Original Stupidity.  Obviously, the fall from grace resulted in dented noggins.

The OT prohibition against consulting mediums was intended to warn against trafficking in dark forces. But some prohibitions I’m convinced were just to keep people from looking like total morons, as if God were saying, “Please stop making me look bad. Sin can be forgiven but stupid is forever.”
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 26, 2012, 04:24:59 PM

 :o (OMG. WHO KNEW?) - Subsidies for Electronic Medical Records Leads to Higher Medicare Bills  :o

Government subsidies often produce unintended consequences. The latest example comes from the New York Times, which reports that federal subsidizes to encourage doctors and hospitals to use electronic billing and recording records are leading to larger Medicare bills. That means that taxpayers are taking a double hit even though policymakers claimed that electronic record-keeping would make health care delivery more efficient, and thus less costly.

From the article:
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 26, 2012, 04:33:56 PM
New York Post Honors Iranian Dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

…in its own special New York way…

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 27, 2012, 12:45:25 AM

New Ad Attacks Obama For “Sitting With Iran” at the UN (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

On Monday Israeli envoy to the United Nations Ron Prosor walked out of Ahmadinejad’s address to UN General Assembly.
The Obama Administration officials stayed to listen to the crazy man.

A new ad by Let Freedom Ring attacks the Obama Administration for sitting with Ahmadinejad at the United Nations.

The 30-second ad is part of a $7 million online advertising campaign set to launch in the key swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin. It says:

“Iranian President Ahmadinejad speaking (on screen: “Defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be ‘eliminated’”-Reuters)

“Visual of the empty seats for Israel’s delegates (on screen: “Attack by Iran’s Ahmadinejad sparks Israel walkout”-Associated Press)

“Ahmadinejad speaking (on screen: “The U.S. delegation did not walk out of Monday’s meeting”-Associated Press)

“Visual of US Delegation still sitting there (on screen: “The U.S. delegation did not walk out of Monday’s meeting, as it has in the past when Iran attacked Israel directly”-Associated Press)

“President Obama, Why did your Administration sit with Iran rather than stand with Israel?

“Why Mr. President, Why?”
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 27, 2012, 12:54:42 AM

Today Hillary Clinton finally told us something we already knew.
It was an al-Qaeda attack on our consulate on 9-11.

The New York Times reported:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday suggested there was a link between the Qaeda franchise in North Africa and the attack at the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the American ambassador and three others. She was the highest-ranking Obama administration official to publicly make the connection, and her comments intensified what is becoming a fiercely partisan fight over whether the attack could have been prevented.

Mrs. Clinton did not offer any new evidence of a Qaeda link, and officials later said the question would be officially settled only after the F.B.I. completed a criminal inquiry, which could take months. But they said they had not ruled out the involvement of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb — an affiliate of the international terrorist group with origins in Algeria — in an attack the administration initially described as a spontaneous protest turned violent.

Her remarks added to the administration’s evolving and at times muddled explanation of what happened on the evening of Sept. 11 and into the next morning. Republicans in Congress have accused President Obama of playing down possible terrorist involvement in the midst of a re-election campaign in which killing Osama bin Laden and crippling Al Qaeda are cited as major achievements.

Of course, the liberal media will totally disregard the fact that the Obama Administration lied to the American public for a week after the terrorist attack.

It doesn’t fit their agenda.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 27, 2012, 05:17:57 PM

Don’t want either Romney or Obama?  Well guess what?  There are nine more candidates to reject.
You know, we’ve become so accustomed to thinking in terms of two parties that giving serious consideration to a third-party candidate is tantamount to moving to Fuji and being done with it.  But I say a principled vote for a candidate who will most certainly lose is better than a reflexive vote for a loser.

None of the candidates listed below may represent principles you’d necessarily want to be associated with.  Or the candidates themselves may... just may.... creep you out.  Nevertheless, Mental Floss brought them to my attention.  And you should floss daily. (Please note that these candidates are not on the ballot in every state... but you knew that, right?):

1. Jeff Boss. (Conspiracy nut job)
Thinks the NSA engineered 9/11.  The idea that any agency of the federal government could have pulled off such an operation is ludicrous on its face.  None of the planes would have gotten off the ground, or they would have ended up flying into the Eiffel Tower.

2. Jill Reed.
Here’s her motto: “Bootstraps, Grassroots and a Suitcase: They’ve Got Millions of Dollars, But I’ve Got Millions of You.”  And I’ve got a bridge to sell to you, Jill.

3. Jerry Litzel.
I am fascinated by monomaniacs.  So, if you put a gun to my head, and I absolutely positively had to vote for one of these folks, I guess it would be Jerry.  You see, he collects presidential memorabilia.  And he’s running for office so his own crap paraphernalia can become part of his own collection.  Neat, huh?  He’s “very conservative,” which can mean a lot of things.  Some good.  Some scary.  All depends on what you want to conserve.  I mean, other than his stuff.

4. Temperance Lancecouncil. (Oh... like your name is so hot.)
Okay... who are “they?”  Why, the hypocrites.  And Temperance is of the anti-hypocrisy party.  I, however, believe that hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue, as Oscar Wilde or Edmund Burke said.  I say, take the tribute where you can.

5. Terry Jones.
Yes, that Terry Jones.  The Baptist preacher who believes burning the Koran is the best way to promote the Gospel.  He is available on no ballots in no states.  He’s pro-hemp.  He’s anti-sanity.

6. Randall Terry.
The pro-life activist who’s also enjoyed a very  interesting” personal life, and I’m using “interesting” as in the Chinese proverb “May you live in interesting times.”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall_Terry

7. Samm Tittle.
She’s one of us.  Well, you. maybe.  From her “Letter to America”: 'Dear America, Because I love you so much and you are a People, a Belief, a Constitution and a Realization of a free and liberated way of living, consider this your personal letter to you, each and every one of you; so that you can understand how I made the choice that is right for America.  For this Country America, that we both love so much must have someone who is not afraid of the masses in detail, that will Stand up for America. I accept the nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America. I accept the nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America.'
Now who can argue with that?

8. Dean Morstad.
Actually seems normal. Rather dull, but normal.  But I may be mistaken.  So if it turns out he eats Irish babies, I don’t want to hear about it.

9. Jack Fellure.
Normally, the Prohibition Party candidate would be my guy.  But Fellure seems to have a Two Kingdoms problem.  As in, he doesn’t recognize them: "My Presidential Campaign Platform is the Authorized 1611 King James Bible. God Almighty wrote that Book as the supreme constitution and absolute authority in the affairs of all men for all time and eternity. It shall never be necessary to change it. Quality leather bound copies of this Bible have been sent to the Presidential Office, the Supreme Court, the Senate, the House of Representatives, the National Republican Party, the National Democratic Party, and the Federal Election Commission."
Okay... so long as they’re “quality” leather.

10. Buckwheat
I’m 84% certain that Buckwheat is not running for president.

Oh well, I still say, demon rum.... it’s 'what’s for sinners.'

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Post by: Fire Elk on September 27, 2012, 06:02:45 PM
1983  Buckwheat for President Pin

I think ole "Buck" is now a follower of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam church. I think you can find him
running for President under his new name:

Kareem of Wheat or maybe Buck X.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 28, 2012, 03:49:48 AM
Holy Moly Batman . . .  


. . . Crop Circles!!!

Experts say that some of them are man made but there are more that cannot be
explained because they are far too intricate  to appear over night as they do and
the grass is found twisted and braided into designs.  This would take a person weeks to do.

Crop circles appear all over the world but Britain seems to have a lot of them and now
Germany has become host to some that mimic the designs seen in England.

You can read about them... if your german is any good... at www.kornkreise-forschung.de.

Crop circles have appeared far back in history but they are increasing today. There is a virtual
explosion of  them in Germany and Poland is also seeing them now.
What do you think these are and how are they created in an 8 0r 9 hour period?


This photo shows the  layering of the wheat:


...and my favorite crop circle of all:

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on September 28, 2012, 10:10:36 AM
I'm going to get swatted for this, but since we get PA advertizements ,I just have to comment.
 Reply Number 81, about the US delegation not walking out on that nut case Ahmadinejad?   It's true, they didn't walk out, because they weren't there in the first place. Their seats were already empty.That was a total fabrication. I hate that kind of politics, from either side!
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on September 28, 2012, 01:35:20 PM
Read the last line but what would a AP writer know ?
Iran leader's U.N. speech sparks Israel walkout
Iran's president called Israel a nuclear-armed "fake regime" shielded by the United States, prompting Israel's U.N. ambassador to walk out of a high-level U.N. meeting Monday promoting the rule of law.


Associated Press

Iran's president called Israel a nuclear-armed "fake regime" shielded by the United States, prompting Israel's U.N. ambassador to walk out of a high-level U.N. meeting Monday promoting the rule of law.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also accused the U.S. and others of misusing freedom of speech and failing to speak out against the defamation of people's beliefs and "divine prophets," an apparent reference to the recently circulated amateur video made in the U.S. which attacks Islam and denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.

The Iranian leader, who has called for Israel's destruction, used his speech to denounce Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory and U.S. vetoes in the U.N. Security Council to back its ally. He urged all nations to "hold occupiers accountable and make efforts to return the occupied territories to their rightful owners."

Ahmadinejad blamed the "discriminatory" veto power of the U.S., China, Russia, Britain and France for the Security Council's failure to ensure peace in the world, and he called for a change in the rules "in favor of nations with due regard to justice."

As Ahmadinejad addressed leaders and ministers from more than 100 countries, Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor walked out of the General Assembly hall.

"Ahmadinejad showed again that he not only threatens the future of the Jewish people, he seeks to erase our past," Prosor said in a statement.

"Three thousand years of Jewish history illustrate the clear danger of ignoring fanatics like Iran's President, especially as he inches closer to acquiring nuclear weapons," he said. "Those who ignore his hateful words today, will bear responsibility for his deeds tomorrow."

Israel views a nuclear-armed Iran as an existential threat, but Iran insists its nuclear program is purely peaceful and aimed solely at producing nuclear energy. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes Tehran is moving closer to producing a nuclear weapon and has been pushing the United States to set "red lines" which, if crossed, might lead to American military action. President Barack Obama has refused to set any "red lines."

The U.S. delegation did not walk out of Monday's meeting, as it has in the past when Iran attacked Israel directly.

This is who really walked out.

US envoy to UN skips Netanyahu speech to have lunch
Published: 28

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly this week, but don’t ask around Washington if you want to hear the highlights: the US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, skipped the Thursday afternoon speech.

Not only did Rice walk out of the General Assembly before Prime Minister Netanyahu gave a speech amid worsening tensions between the US and Israel, but her behavior fell perfectly in line with the attitude of the rest of the Obama administration as of late. US President Barack Obama had earlier refused a private meeting with the prime minister, and although he asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to listen in on Thursday’s address on behalf of the White House, neither Mrs. Clinton nor Ambassador Rice was in attendance.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 28, 2012, 06:00:19 PM
I'm going to get swatted for this, but since we get PA advertizements ,I just have to comment.
 Reply Number 81, about the US delegation not walking out on that nut case Ahmadinejad?   It's true, they didn't walk out, because they weren't there in the first place. Their seats were already empty.That was a total fabrication. I hate that kind of politics, from either side!

This is called 'spiltting hairs"... Okay.... here is the skinny on that: Monday, 9/24/12

Israel Walks Out, While U.S. Stays to Listen to Iran's Ahmadinejad

Sep 24, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER


While Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at the United Nations, "Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor walked out of the General Assembly hall," according to the Associated Press.

The American delegation, however, remained in the hall to listen to Ahmadinejad. "The U.S. delegation did not walk out of Monday's meeting, as it has in the past when Iran attacked Israel directly," reports the AP.

...now Thursday, 9/27/12:

Ahmadinejad tells U.N. that Iran is threatened
By David Ariosto, CNN
September 27, 2012


Quote from article: "However, the seats set aside for the U.S. delegation were empty as he spoke. The Canadian delegation also did not attend the speech, and Israel's representatives were absent in observance of Yom Kippur."

Take your pick.
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Post by: Diane Amberg on September 28, 2012, 06:53:10 PM
Jar, and Warph, that was my whole point! Thank you Warph.
   AP and similar get accused of being far left leaning no matter what they report. Fox and others get accused of being far right leaning. So what "truth" does one believe? I heard both. The photos of them " listening" was to a different speaker. So what really are the facts? In the over all importance of things it's not a big deal, but it is worrisome to some of us who get really tired of the manipulation. That's a bit more than splitting hairs to me. They either were there or they were not.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Fire Elk on September 28, 2012, 11:36:28 PM
Holy Moly Batman . . .  


. . . Crop Circles!!!

Experts say that some of them are man made but there are more that cannot be
explained because they are far too intricate  to appear over night as they do and
the grass is found twisted and braided into designs.  This would take a person weeks to do.

Crop circles appear all over the world but Britain seems to have a lot of them and now
Germany has become host to some that mimic the designs seen in England.

You can read about them... if your german is any good... at www.kornkreise-forschung.de.

Crop circles have appeared far back in history but they are increasing today. There is a virtual
explosion of  them in Germany and Poland is also seeing them now.
What do you think these are and how are they created in an 8 0r 9 hour period?


This photo shows the  layering of the wheat:


...and my favorite crop circle of all:


Warph good segue. I commented on Buckwheat. You posted something on crop circles in wheat fields. Buckwheat was the last on your previous post, so I will go along with you on your crop circle post and comment on your favorite crop circle picture. Crop circles made me think of space. The last picture made me think of black holes.

Black Holes.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 29, 2012, 12:36:13 AM
Black holes... interesting.  I understand that black holes basically evaporate over time and once they run out of matter to "eat" they begin to lose mass and decay eventually evaporating into nothing.  Its suspected that in the time of heat death of the universe, very large black holes will be the last things left even after every star has disappeared... and even these too will eventually evaporate away.

I have read that there are many different types of black holes that science knows of today.  For instance:

"Meet the new record-holder for the LARGEST BLACK HOLE IN THE UNIVERSE (so far) in this EXPANDED and UPDATED version (in 1080p) of our most popular Cosmic Journeys episode."


....and Slappy's good buddy, Jerome:


...and then there is this huge black hole that we are probably more familiar with today:


When it comes to black holes, I ... uh...  damn... where'd my coke go?  Anyone seen my coke?

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 30, 2012, 01:06:34 AM

So we have one more story linked to the Michele Obama enforced-famine program.

New federal guidelines stemming from fat butt Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign have resulted in limits on protein and bread, and an increase in vegetables and fruits.  The changes have also come at an increased cost.

Students at Parsippany Hills High School held a strategy session on Thursday to discuss a potential lunch strike, on Friday, over what they have called inadequately sized meals.



“This year you’re eating lunch and you’re like ‘Did I even eat?’  You’re not even full,” senior Brandon Faris told NY's CBS 5.

“If somebody’s obese why should someone like me who’s not obese have to suffer, and eat a small meal when I’d rather have a bigger meal?” he said.

Well Brandon, because an obese person didn’t build all that blubber.  Government helped.  And so government has to take responsibility by making everyone suffer.  It’s only fair.

For example, why should only some people be singled out for chemotherapy?  Because they have so-called cancer?  That’s diseasism.  The Obama administration wants you to know that both chemotherapy and radiation will be dispersed among citizens equally.  All must share the burden of hair loss, nausea, and anemia.  For which you will then be taxed so the government can provide medical benefits.  It’s the circle of life.

Our local food critic on channel 3 Phoenix, tried to speak with some of the Parsippany students, but most were too weak to work a cellphone, and one had become so osteoporotically thin that she actually passed into another space/time dimension, where she is now being spoon fed by a spirit demon named Cecil.

Please note that I will be following this story as news continues to break from schools around the nation.  The Great Obama Purge Scourge shall not go unreported!  Unless I’ve got a golf game to go to or something!

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on September 30, 2012, 01:36:51 AM
Has anyone on the right really looked at Romney’s agenda?  It should look very familiar because it’s the same one that Reagan offered in 1980. Cut taxes, cut the budget, strong defense, deregulation - I can hear Reagan talking about it now.  Romney has dressed up this 30 year old agenda but it still sounds old and tired.  New realities demand new answers and the GOP isn’t supplying any.

Neither candidate will realize a landslide unless a monumental gaffe occurs in one of the debates.  Both men are pretty good on their feet so that doesn’t appear likely at this point.  A larger possibility is that the big bad world outside intervenes to flip the election.  Which candidate would benefit if Israel attacked Iran or attacks on our embassies worsen, or the euro falls is unknown, but a potential game changer from abroad cannot be ruled out.  President Obama is ahead, unfortunately and Romney is running out of time.  That’s where the race is as I see it closing in on 40 days to go.
--Roger Peters, (AP)


Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows President Obama attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns the vote from 46%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on September 30, 2012, 09:38:38 AM
Damn, now this is a new one I had never heard of. So if a feller gets stopped for weaving all over the road and the cop asks if he's been drinking and the dude answers,
"No sir, I aint been drinking but my butt has ". Does this allow the guy to go on home but his butt is in deep doo-doo ?
 So many questions but few answers-----Patriot, ol buddy and knowledgeable one, on all / most  matters, please give me your insight on this disturbing new college trend. Is it also true this practice started at UD back in the 60's or is that just a rumor ?

Alcohol enema case at Tenn. school gives parents, administrators new fear
Published September 29, 2012

Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Before an unruly Tennessee party ended with a student hospitalized for a dangerously high blood alcohol level, most people had probably never heard of alcohol enemas.

Thanks to the drunken exploits of a fraternity at the University of Tennessee, the bizarre way of getting drunk is giving parents, administrators and health care workers a new fear.

When Alexander "Xander" Broughton, 20, was delivered to the hospital after midnight on Sept. 22, his blood alcohol level was measured at 0.448 percent -- nearly six times the intoxication that defines drunken driving in the state. Injuries to his rectum led hospital officials to fear he had been sodomized.

Police documents show that when an officer interviewed a fellow fraternity member about what happened, the student said the injuries had been caused by an alcohol enema.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Patriot on September 30, 2012, 09:56:31 AM
Patriot, ol buddy and knowledgeable one, on all / most  matters, please give me your insight on this disturbing new college trend. Is it also true this practice started at UD back in the 60's or is that just a rumor ?

Well, smart a$$, my first thought is that you need a coupon & an equipment run to Batsons Drug Store to pick up some rubberware because you've obviously fallen behind in the science & technology of booze consumption.  As for the technique originating at UD?  Ask Joe Biden... or Diane as she's the resident expert..................... on things that have spewed forth from UD & the cradle of American civilization (Delaware).

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on September 30, 2012, 02:04:34 PM
When it comes to current UD students ,I'd believe anything.  The guy's drunk butt would still lead to an elevated blood level, so he wouldn't get off.
   ETOH enemas can be fatal. Jello shots are safer and rather pretty when lit.
  Back in the day there was very little drinking on campus, some at the fraternity houses. Most was up Creek Road several miles off campus, back in the woods near White Clay Creek. Mary Jane was common and so was LSD, smack, tar, and a few others made into decks. The stuff today is much stronger. By the way, you spelled cradle wrong. :police:
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on September 30, 2012, 02:16:54 PM
If you don't succeed the first time---or second time, try, try again. Hell, what's $802,000,000 of tax payers money ? Just a drop in the ol bucket !!!

Solar power company banks on loan, but skeptics question government investment in industry
By Dan Springer

Published September 30, 2012


The federal government is making another big bet on solar panel manufacturing with taxpayer money, hoping the third time will be the charm.

SoloPower held its grand opening Thursday in Portland, Ore., with speeches from local politicians and a ribbon-cutting. "It really revolutionizes rooftop applications, and it makes solar both easy and cost effective for nearly any commercial and industrial building worldwide," CEO Tim Harris said.

SoloPower closed on a guaranteed government loan of $197 million last August, about the time another solar panel manufacturer, Solyndra, filed for bankruptcy. The failure of Solyndra cost U.S. taxpayers more than a half-billion dollars.

The second solar panel maker that received a loan from the Department of Energy, Abound, is also now in bankruptcy. Based in Longmont, Colo., Abound spent $70 million of its green energy loan and next week will auction off its equipment in hopes of paying some of that back.

Industry analysts are not optimistic about SoloPower's prospects.

"It's questionable at this point," says Andrew Soare of Lux Research, "It's uncertain if solar power will be able to produce efficiently and economically at scale. It's something that has not been done yet, and it's still risky."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/30/solar-power-company-banks-on-loan-but-skeptics-question-federal-investment-in/?test=latestnews#ixzz27ywB4Xqm
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Patriot on September 30, 2012, 02:20:24 PM
By the way, you spelled cradle wrong. :police:

Did not.

See jarhead.... told ya she was the ex-spurt in Delaware deviance.  More useless data in there than there was flammable gas in the Hindenburg.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on September 30, 2012, 02:22:28 PM
Quote from Diane:
 Jello shots are safer and rather pretty when lit.

. By the way, you spelled cradle wrong.

By the way, you spelled Jell-O wrong  :police:
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on September 30, 2012, 02:26:22 PM

Quote from Patriot:
See jarhead.... told ya she was the ex-spurt in Delaware deviance. More useless data in there than there was flammable gas in the Hindenburg.

Ex-spurt !! Now that's some funny crap----I will definitely use that one in the future. ;D
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Fire Elk on September 30, 2012, 06:21:09 PM
Quote from Diane:
 Jello shots are safer and rather pretty when lit.

. By the way, you spelled cradle wrong.

By the way, you spelled Jell-O wrong  :police:

jarhead, I think Diane would have to admit that you got her on the spelling of Jell-O. One point for jarhead. If you want to talk to someone that knows Jello-O history you can't beat a Marine of jarhead's age posting on a Elk County Kansas forum. I have no idea if jarhead drinks or not.I also guess jarhead thinks the getting drunk by enema is asinine. But using what I know about Marines, people of jarheads age, people from Kansas, men etc. jarhead can correct me if he wants to on his personal thoughts and experiences. To signify the difference between my generic statements above and the person on here that is jarhead; I will use Jarhead (capitalized)  to represent not jarhead but the generic person I mention above. You could also just substitute any 50 to 70 year old man born in Kansas for Jarhead.

Jarhead, while no stranger to the effects of alcohol would never do the alcohol enema to get drunk. He also, at his age has not had a colonoscopy, probably not a prostate exam. If he has, he switched his doctor from the guy that played center for Oklahoma to that little female Japanese doctor that his wife goes to visit.  

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on September 30, 2012, 06:45:38 PM
Sorry guys," jello shots" is a generic name.They can be made with any brand of gelatin. Jell-O would be using the brand name, which they have not given permission to use. Keep on having fun.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: larryJ on September 30, 2012, 11:52:50 PM
I have no idea if jarhead drinks or not.


I can see that you don't know this age old formula.


Whether it be store-boughten or homemade, this boy has not passed up a drink in his lifetime. 

Right, Jarhead?  Ol' buddy!

Larryj :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 01, 2012, 12:16:42 AM

Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad To Obuma


LOL... what do MSNBC and the Iranian State News Agency have in common?  Besides a hatred of America, I mean...

Paul Krugman of the NYTimes and Lawrence O’Donnell over at MSNBC were taken in by a satirical piece published on Politico.com, referencing it as fact.  Well, they shouldn’t feel so bad.... at least not about that. The Iranians are not doing much better.  Seems they mistook an article in the Onion, which makes stuff up in the pursuit of yucks... unlike MSNBC, which makes stuff up in the pursuit of bucks... for fact.

This FARS post from today (datelined Tehran) is a word-for-word copy of this article that went up on The Onion‘s website on Monday, headlined “Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad To Obuma,” joking that West Virginia voters would rather have a beer with the president of Iran than the leader of their own country.  However, the FARS story does contain one slight omission... a phrase describing Mahmoud Eimahjerkwad as “a man who has repeatedly denied the Holocaust and has had numerous political prisoners executed.”


Now anybody who knows anything about rural whites knows that they’re predominately.... hold on, need to hone-in on my SpellCheck.... got it.... Premillennialist, and so are fans of Israel.  Now, granted, that puts them in a tough spot when having to choose between Obuma and Eimahjerkwad, but I’m guessing they’d give the edge to the president, because an American Muslim would be preferable to a foreign-born one.

Okay... in other NEWS: Muslims burn down Buddhist temples in Bangladesh because it has been a good two weeks since they’ve burned something down, and you just can’t sit around and wait for YouTube to produce something indecent in that regard. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/30/us-bangladesh-temples-idUSBRE88T03I20120930

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 01, 2012, 01:09:49 AM
Actually, Jarhead's favorite drink is a Anchovie Surprise.  
(He tells everyone that it’s a Grape Pucker Pleaser.)


I understand he got the recipe from Da`o Phuong, who's a real tet flower at the
Hotty Toddy House out in the bush in Nam.  I heard he swears by 'em.  

The recipe: One 3-ounce package grape Jello
                 1 cup water
                 1 cup grape juice
                 1 can whipped cream
                 20 or more anchovies from a can

                 Makes 20 shots.

        1.  In a very small GI helmet, bring water to a low boil.

        2.  Pour grape Jello into a medium heatproof bowl.  
            Then add the boiling water and stir until the gelatin
            is dissolved. Allow to cool.

        3.  Add the grape juice to the cooled mixture.  Stir
             until well combined.  Refrigerate in a bowl
             until thickened and slightly set.  About 15 minutes
             or the time it takes to drink a tiger beer

        4.  Pour mix into your little cups.  Using a chopstick,
             push an anchovie into the middle of each shot,
             making sure that it doesn’t stick up out of the shot.  
             The trick is to hide it well.  Chill until firm, about
             4 – 6 hours.  Then add any type of alcohol and
             whipped cream.

             After 5 or 6 of these and some koon sa, if you're still breathing,
             it will be time to call ol' peter pilot and his evac huey to haul
             your sorry butt to the LBJ Ranch.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 01, 2012, 02:37:27 AM

So we have one more story linked to the Michele Obama enforced-famine program.

New federal guidelines stemming from fat butt Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign have resulted in limits on protein and bread, and an increase in vegetables and fruits.  The changes have also come at an increased cost.

Students at Parsippany Hills High School held a strategy session on Thursday to discuss a potential lunch strike, on Friday, over what they have called inadequately sized meals.



“This year you’re eating lunch and you’re like ‘Did I even eat?’  You’re not even full,” senior Brandon Faris told NY's CBS 5.

“If somebody’s obese why should someone like me who’s not obese have to suffer, and eat a small meal when I’d rather have a bigger meal?” he said.

Well Brandon, because an obese person didn’t build all that blubber.  Government helped.  And so government has to take responsibility by making everyone suffer.  It’s only fair.

For example, why should only some people be singled out for chemotherapy?  Because they have so-called cancer?  That’s diseasism.  The Obama administration wants you to know that both chemotherapy and radiation will be dispersed among citizens equally.  All must share the burden of hair loss, nausea, and anemia.  For which you will then be taxed so the government can provide medical benefits.  It’s the circle of life.

Our local food critic on channel 3 Phoenix, tried to speak with some of the Parsippany students, but most were too weak to work a cellphone, and one had become so osteoporotically thin that she actually passed into another space/time dimension, where she is now being spoon fed by a spirit demon named Cecil.

Please note that I will be following this story as news continues to break from schools around the nation.  The Great Obama Purge Scourge shall not go unreported!  Unless I’ve got a golf game to go to or something!

Sooooo... here we are again.  So now that Fat butt Michelle Obuma has joined with food activists to push through changes in school lunch menus as a way to combat childhood obesity and promote better nutrition... weez have a whole lot of trouble brewing.   School children are rising up in revolution.  A new generation of anti-big government, anti-nanny state meddling, is born!  The Tea Party is passing its generational torch to the School Lunch Party.  Too bad they are not old enough to vote.

The following is from:


A new product has popped up on the city’s black market and it’s selling in an unexpected place: Greater New Bedford Vocational-Technical High School, which has become ground zero for a new underground economy based on trade in chocolate syrup.

Students said some of their peers are buying the contraband liquid for 50 cents and squeezing it into cartons of white milk to give it flavor. It’s their way of coping with a ban on flavored milk — and a long list of other items — that took effect Aug. 1.

“Of course they got rid of dessert, (but) flavored milk … I don’t understand why we can’t have that,” said Paige Lame , 17, of New Bedford. She added that she thought the nutritional difference between white milk and chocolate, strawberry or coffee flavored milk was too minimal to have an important impact on health.

The changes reflect stricter nutrition standards imposed in January by the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by Michelle Obama and her “Let’s Move” initiative.

They are also part of a law passed by the state Legislature in 2010 as a step toward combating childhood obesity. That law states that milk with more sugar than nonfat or 1 percent white milk may not be served a la carte starting in August 2013.

The rules, which apply to schools across the state, also reduce the amount of protein served to high schoolers, and increase servings of fruit and vegetables — going so far as to specify how many servings of green vegetables, legumes, and red/orange vegetables should be consumed each week. . . .

The changes are especially hard at the elementary school level, where hummus and black bean salad have been a tough sell, said Nancy Carvalho, director of food services for the New Bedford Public Schools, adding that bowls of chili served Wednesday to comply with the legume specifications were “not a very good decision.” . . .

At Voc-Tech, the changes have produced complaints from some students that portions are too small — particularly since the price of lunch has increased 10 cents to $1.95, again due to a federal mandate.”How do they expect us to go through the day and work hard when they give us smaller portions and we’re hungry?” said Ashley Chaneco, 13, of New Bedford.

“You’re paying more for less,” said Erik Cortez, 16, of New Bedford. “I get it, but why should they have the right to tell you what you can and can’t eat?”

Imagine trying to get elementary school-aged kids to eat humuus... or egg plant!

Hungry school children are now bringing their lunches and eating more snacks. 
See this report:



And this new rising generation of radicalized students, newly opposed to big government and nanny-state meddling, are battling the oppression with the tools that they have.  Not only setting up black markets for chocolate syrup and other newly-controlled substances, but using the new information technology to promote the cause.   Consider this very creative video they made, which has now, of course, hit You Tube: 


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on October 01, 2012, 07:20:44 AM
Larry & Warph,
As soon as I sober up I'm heading west to whup some ass. It really hurts my feelers you two terds think that a fine person such as myself would drink more than a jigger full of the devils brew.
Ah, the ol tiger beer---I presume you are talking about "33" beer known as tiger piss beer.
The LBJ Ranch was for Army medics who were taking their own Darvons and shooting up morphine---and drunk'n swabbies---and Flyboys that were caught visiting "ho" houses in Saigon !!
 PS: Doc, what the hell you doing in politics ? Get your sorry ass back in the coffee shop where you belong.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: larryJ on October 01, 2012, 09:28:49 AM
Larry & Warph,
As soon as I sober up I'm heading west to whup some ass. It really hurts my feelers you two terds think that a fine person such as myself would drink more than a jigger full of the devils brew.
Ah, the ol tiger beer---I presume you are talking about "33" beer known as tiger piss beer.
The LBJ Ranch was for Army medics who were taking their own Darvons and shooting up morphine---and drunk'n swabbies---and Flyboys that were caught visiting "ho" houses in Saigon !!
 PS: Doc, what the hell you doing in politics ? Get your sorry ass back in the coffee shop where you belong.

Jarhead, ol' pal, ol' buddy, here are some things you might want to reconsider......

A.  "Sobering up" has never been, is not now and never will be an option.
B.  Marines don't know their rearend from a hole in the ground, so you don't know which way is west.
C.  You will never make it through those flying golf shots that Warph makes when trying to tee off.
D.  If you do get this far, R.A.M.B.O. just loves Marines for lunch.
E.  Ah...good ol' Darvons...........oops sorry I got carried away there.

But, you are right.

Larryj (back to the coffee shop) j
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 02, 2012, 04:52:26 AM

Ryan: We are seeing Obama’s foreign policy unravel on our TV screens

By: Jim Hoft


Paul Ryan slammed Barack Obama’s failed foreign policy this week on FOX News Sunday. The Republican VP nominee told Chris Wallace the “ugly fruits” of a foreign policy of weakness is unraveling before our eyes on our TV screens.

“The Obama foreign policy is unraveling literally before our eyes on our TV screens. And so what Mitt Romney is going to do is lay out a very different vision for foreign policy. One, that is a policy of strength that I would articulate or claim the president’s policy is one of weakness. We’re seeing the ugly fruits of the Obama foreign policy unravel around the world on our TV screens.”
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 02, 2012, 05:00:11 AM

As they ran past a Japanese tourist, she said, one of the men fired into the woman’s face from a range of about 15 inches.

“They made us get down on our knees,” Ms Dousse said. “And then they started shooting. A man who was very heavy fell on me and the lady behind me also covered me … They shot me in the arm and leg, and then they started again shooting those who were still alive in the head.

The gunmen “took all the young women, the girls, and disappeared with them. I don’t know where they went with the women, but they hurt them. We could hear screams of pain,” Dousse said.

“It went on for a long time, an hour or an hour and a half. The terrorists came back again and again; they danced and sang,” she said.

Among the horrors, the marauders cut off the ears and noses of several of their victims. A note praising Islam was found inside one disemboweled body.

The foreign dead included 31 Swiss, 10 Japanese, five Germans, four Britons one a child a Bulgarian, a Colombian and a French citizen. The Japanese victims were four newlywed couples and an elderly couple on their second honeymoon

The man who ordered that atrocity, Mustafa Hamza was just pardoned by Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 02, 2012, 03:59:21 PM


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 03, 2012, 02:48:29 AM

Survey shows doctors favor Romney, 55 to 36 percent
By: John Hayward
10/2/2012 03:59 PM

A press release from the 60 Plus Association highlights the results of a recent poll showing doctors favor Mitt Romney for president by a 19-point margin:


A new survey sponsored by Jackson Healthcare shows that by 55% to 36%, doctors favor Mitt Romney over President Obama, in large measure due to the President’s healthcare overhaul which places tremendous government burdens on the way and manner in which doctors can practice medicine. Further, 15% of doctors are switching their votes from Obama in 2008, to the President’s opponent this year.

Other reasons cited by the survey include ‘leadership style, failure to follow through on campaign promises, unemployment and the general state of the economy.’

Said 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, “Doctors are by far the most trusted profession in America, and just like we trust them on what treatments and medicines to take for our own welfare, we would all be well served to trust their judgment on what is best for the future of medicine in America. Their overwhelming preference for Governor Romney is as clear a signal there is that Obamacare is bad medicine for all of us.”

Let us once again remember all the standard caveats about every poll, in this season full of weird samples and questionable methodology. According to Newsmax, this particular survey included a good-sized polling sample of 3,660 doctors nationwide, with a partisan split of 24 percent Democrat, 35 percent Republican, 26 percent independent, 6 percent Libertarian, and 7 percent unaffiliated. That’s not in line with the partisan breakdown of the general population, but it might be reasonably representative of doctors.

Newsmax dug deeper into the survey results and found that “among doctors more likely to support President Obama were women as well as physicians employed by hospitals and health systems. Specialists, primarily psychiatrists, pediatricians and addiction medicine physicians also were more likely to support Obama. Male doctors and those with their own practice or who had a stake in their own practice as well as anesthesiologists, surgeons, radiologists and ophthalmologists were more likely to support Romney.”

Voting enthusiasm among physicians appears to be significantly higher than it was in 2008, while as 60 Plus noted, Obama did far better among doctors back then. Survey respondents favored repealing ObamaCare by 55-40.

Besides dealing with the ObamaCare nightmare, doctors tend to fall into the income group most heavily targeted by Obama’s class-war rhetoric, and their practices are the sort of small businesses that will be crushed by Taxmageddon. And they might still have unhappy memories of Obama describing them as greedy tonsil vampires.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 03, 2012, 03:16:22 AM

Shameless Joe: Biden Lies Again on Social Security
Jim Martin: “Joe Biden clearly thinks that senior citizens are as stupid and dense as he is.”


(Chicago, Illinois) – 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, leader of the nation’s largest conservative seniors organization with over 7.2 million senior supporters, shot back at Vice President Joe Biden’s false and contrived charge against Mitt Romney today that the GOP presidential nominee plans to raise Social Security taxes on seniors if elected.  Biden made the remarks while addressing an audience of senior citizens in Boca Raton, FL.

“Joe Biden is a national embarrassment and a serial liar, there’s not one person left in this country, let alone among seniors, who believes a syllable that comes from that man’s mouth.  But I take special offense to Democrats once again trying to scare seniors right before an election, it is all they know, it’s in their DNA.  Lying to seniors about getting their Social Security benefits taxed without a shred of proof is about as low as they come.”

Martin made his comments in the midst of the 60 Plus national bus tour,  which just completed three stops in Illinois and is now heading to Wisconsin for eight healthcare rallies and town halls, before heading to Minnesota and completing its journey with seven events in Florida.

Martin, however, offered some advice to the Vice President, saying “But all is not lost — it is very easy to make Joe Biden’s lie a true statement.  Just replace the words ‘Mitt Romney’ with ‘Joe Biden,’ and replace ‘will tax Social Security’ with ‘repeatedly TAXED Social Security.’  Then the statement is entirely accurate, because Joe Biden not only voted to tax Social Security benefits, but he has cast votes that kept taxes higher on those benefits nearly a dozen times.

“It’s sad to think we have 40 more days of this election, where we have the sitting Vice President, a confirmed and habitual taxer of Social Security benefits, accusing his opponent of planning to tax Social Security, of all things.  Joe, given your record of taxing seniors, you ought to be applauding Mitt Romney if you really think he would  hit seniors as hard as you’ve hit them in the past.  But unlike Joe Biden, Mitt Romney hasn’t ever voted to tax Social Security.

“Maybe Joe Biden should be spending more time explaining to seniors why he’s such a fan of taxing their benefits, and less time lying about Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  Seniors may be hard of hearing, but they’re not hard of thinking.”
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 03, 2012, 03:22:06 AM

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 03, 2012, 03:47:22 AM

How to debate Obama

With time running and the media declaring the race all but over, the debates are Mitt Romney’s best chance to convince Americans he is their next CEO. Don’t forget to stay tuned to Human Events Oct. 3, 11, 16 and 22 for the best analysis and coverage of the presidential and vice presidential debates in the lead up to the Nov. 6 election.

"How Do You Debate Obama? Make Him Own The Economy"
by David Harsanyi

Mitt Romney needs to puncture with facts President Barack Obama’s puffy and ludicrous claims of success related to the economy. The coming debates are his final chance to directly challenge the president.

"How To Debate President Obama — and Win"
by Newt Gingrich

EXCLUSIVE: Romney will “do just fine” in the Oct. 3 debate, says former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. Newt, probably the most successful GOP debater, advises Mitt to relax, be honest and assertive and enjoy the evening.

"It’s Debatable"
by George Will

The spectacles we persist in dignifying as presidential “debates” — two-minute regurgitations of rehearsed responses — often subtract from the nation’s understanding.

"Mitt’s Take-Home-Pay Message"
by Larry Kudlow

One of the reasons Mitt Romney and the GOP failed to get a convention bounce was their inability to talk tax cuts, economic growth and jobs.

"Go Large, Mitt"
by Charles Krauthammer

How far ahead would Romney be if he were actually running a campaign? His unwillingness to go big, to go for the larger argument, is simply astonishing.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on October 03, 2012, 04:13:15 PM
What are these little snots thinking---throwing away their Obama mandated fruits & veggies ? Maybe that's why Obama is buying that prison in Illinois. A 3 year sentence with Mohamed from Gitmo might get their minds right---or better yet---put a dozen or so in front of a firing squad and I'll bet the rest of those little nose pickers will realize Michelle means business.

School May Install ‘Trash-Cams’ To Spy on Kids Tossing Veggies
Oct 3, 2012

By Todd Starnes

A Florida school district is considering a plan to install surveillance cameras on cafeteria trash cans to monitor what kids are throwing away – after they discovered that students were tossing out their federally-mandated fruit and vegetables.

The Lake County School Board said more than $75,000 worth of vegetables have been thrown in the garbage. The veggies and fresh fruit are party of the Obama administration’s policy to force schools to provide healthy produce in lunch rooms.

“It’s fairly specific recipe of what they would like us to serve,” Lake County School Board member Tod Howard told Fox News. “Unfortunately, much of it has to do with fresh fruit and vegetables and it seems to be going into the trash. And that’s not okay.”

So Howard suggested the district attach security cameras to the trash cans to monitor exactly what is being thrown away.

“It will also give us documentation so that we can go back to the federal government and say here’s what we are finding,” he said. “We do know there’s an issue.”

School districts across the nation are furious with the Obama administration’s orders. Some students have staged strikes while others have launched petition drives urging the federal government to change their policy.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 04, 2012, 12:32:31 AM

A Houston-area congressman rocketed to fame in cyberspace on July 15, 2009.  Rep. Kevin Brady, - R, Brady, the top Republican on Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, has been toting around a giant, colorful chart describing the House Democrats’ health-care reform plan in Rube Goldbergian complexity.


On July 28, 2010, he unveiled a special visual project highlighting how out of control the expansion of the federal government has become:

Click below for enlagement :
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 04, 2012, 01:32:10 AM
              Denver, CO. Presidential Debate:


      Romney 1    <        -        >    Obuma 0


        Lights, Camera, Action (zzzz), Tweet!


Obama vs. Romney: Hollywood Tweets:

The first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was, according to Twitter, the most tweeted-about U.S. political event ever.

You didn't think celebrities were going to stay out of the fray, did you?!

Obama got his usual hefty share of accolades from Hollywood's corner of the Twitterverse, but Romney's strong showing behind the podium earned plenty of attention, as well from his already stalwart fans and staunch Obama supporters alike. Check out who weighed in on tonight's happenings:


• Bill Maher: "my rating: Romney won the debate, Obama had the facts on his side, and Lehrer sucked. Next debate, get @SethMacFarlane to host!"
• Alec Baldwin: "Obama is a potentially great man who remains mildly uncomfortable in public life. Mitt is a gifted off-shore money tycoon and tax preparer."
• Eva Longoria: "I'm in New Zealand watching the presidential debate! Obama is killing it on health care! #Obama2012."
• Rob Lowe: "Watched a lot of debates, that was a real blood-letting. #POTUSwiffs #Mittenssticks."
• Olivia Wilde: "Mittens, if you want the federal gov't out of our health care decisions, then stay the F out of our VAGINAS. #debate2012."

• Elisabeth Hasselbeck: "It's not about LIKING @BarackObama Obama ( And I do) It's about NEEDING @MittRomney Romney ( and we all do) #Debate2012 #debate #Debate2012."
• Sherri Shepherd: "@ehasselbeck OR... how about instead of lying and stretching the truth ...when you get in that booth just #dotherightthing & vote Obama xoxo."
• Gabrielle Union: "Did The President just say 'Math, common sense and history...' #POTUS #Debates Bring it!"
• Chris Rock: "Obama is waiting for the right moment to pull out Bin Laden's skull from behind the podium. Wait for it. Wait for it... #debate#PresDebate."
• Lady Gaga: "I believe its important to note before this begins that Romney is a millionaire and paid well below the average tax rate, paying only 13.9%."
• Samuel L. Jackson: "What future generations is Mitt the guardian of?! I think dude just wants to add Leader Of The Free World to his resume'!"
• Albert Brooks: "Next debate will be moderated by Miss Piggy before she loses her job." And: "Between these two explanations of health care I don't know what the f--k is happening."
• Ivanka Trump: "#Romney really rose to the occasion tonight! #BigNight #Debate2012 #debate #CantAfford4More."
• Mark Ruffalo: "#Romney Okay. This is a great performance. I almost believed that Mitt cares about the hurting 47% that he said he didn't care about. Oscar?" And: "What I think is going to be awesome to see is how Obama deals with tonight. The next debate is going to rock. Rocky Balboa??"

• Dean Cain: "Romney looks like the next President to me.   I'm looking forward to next year.   #Romney"
• Dave Chappelle: "#romney just brought up Food stamps. And Obama looked like he wanted to Punch him in the face."
• Michael Moore: "Ok, here's my optimistic tweet: Romney didn't convince a single Obama voter to change their vote. But O needed to fire up the base. Not done."
• Patton Oswalt: "It doesn't matter that Mitt lied through his fucking teeth. He had to change the narrative. He did it. #sociopath #debate."
• Roseanne Barr: "Undecided voters know this is a wash."
• Ronan Farrow: "Proud of the President for addressing military over-spending. Fact: we're throwing money at a Pentagon that's explicitly told us to stop."
• Sarah Silverman: "Mitt has Republican good looks."
• Jon Lovitz: "Ugh. This debate is going just well/badly enough that both sides can claim victory with conviction. Annoying."

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on October 04, 2012, 03:44:29 PM
Wonder if Gore is related to Biden or just says stuff like this to win the  dumb-ass of the year award ? Maybe the big eared clown smoked a big fat doobie before the debate----yea, I bet that's it.

Gore blames Denver altitude for Obama's debate performance
Published October 04, 2012

Sept. 28, 2012: Former Vice President Al Gore speaks at an event in Toronto. (AP)

It was the altitude. Yeah, that's it.

As liberal pundits cringed Wednesday night over President Obama's debate performance, Al Gore leapt to his defense with a curious explanation.

If Obama seemed like he had his head in the clouds, the former VP reasoned, perhaps it was because he was having trouble adjusting to the Mile-High City.

"I'm going to say something controversial here," , the channel he helped found. "Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to adjust, I don't know ..."

Gore trailed off with a chuckle, but his fellow co-hosts chimed in with agreement.

"Exactly," one of them said off-screen.

Co-host Cenk Uygur noted how when he came from Los Angeles, "You know what I did? I drank two cups of coffee before coming out here."

Another guest added: "It's really different. The first time I ever did stand up in Denver I had the same exact effect. I flew in that day and when your lungs aren't acclimated to that kind of air, yeah it makes you drawn. It makes you off. The president had an off-night."

Other Obama supporters weren't quite so willing to give the president a pass.

"I can't believe i'm saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter," comedian and Obama supporter Bill Maher tweeted
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 04, 2012, 04:47:31 PM
Wonder if Gore is related to Biden or just says stuff like this to win the  dumb-ass of the year award ? Maybe the big eared clown smoked a big fat doobie before the debate----yea, I bet that's it.

Yeah... right, on the fat doobie.  I watched most of the thing, and Romney, to my surprise, made a much more forceful and clear-headed presentation of his otherwise vague and indecipherable plan to make America not so much Uruguay.

But you're right... his debate performance was so bad, I heard Michelle's leaving him for Michael Moore.  Obuma sounded like he was trying to read semaphore signals from a lobby attendant hiding beneath the floorboards.  Hell, I could have belched a better performance than the one he gave.

I figured Obuma had clearly lost his way by the time he got to:  "If re-elected, I will kill all the children so they will not have to worry about inheriting the trillions of dollars of debt my next fours years in office will accumulate... in aid to Liberia, which will become the first country whose energy is totally generated by windmills, loud talking, and bad hair." 

That did it for me.  I mean... come on... Liberia ???

Oh yeah... don't forget, we need to give a shout-out to VP Biden for that very special line about the middle class’s being “buried.”   I’m sure Romney doesn’t want to rest on his laurels... so you keep flapping your gums, Joe.  From your pie hole straight to the White House!

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Fire Elk on October 04, 2012, 05:16:53 PM
This is in reference to the debate between Romney and Obama. Gore and pundits on both sides have to support their side, comment because they gettin' paid, etc. It promulgates (SAT word used purposefully) because they need to sound like they are earning their money. Neither one said anything new. Neither one explained in detail, how can you in 2 minute segments. So while I watched I heard nothing new to use if I were undecided. I am not I knew my vote after the last Republican debate, whether I liked it or not. Romney did a much better job than Obama in the debate. If anyone is basing their vote on the debate I put them in the same category as the folks that when asked if you like dogs or cats they are the 3% that end up in the I don't know category on all questions/
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 05, 2012, 12:13:13 AM
This is in reference to the debate between Romney and Obama. Gore and pundits on both sides have to support their side, comment because they gettin' paid, etc. It promulgates (SAT word used purposefully) because they need to sound like they are earning their money. Neither one said anything new. Neither one explained in detail, how can you in 2 minute segments. So while I watched I heard nothing new to use if I were undecided. I am not I knew my vote after the last Republican debate, whether I liked it or not. Romney did a much better job than Obama in the debate. If anyone is basing their vote on the debate I put them in the same category as the folks that when asked if you like dogs or cats they are the 3% that end up in the I don't know category on all questions/

Hmmmm.... uh huh...  now, if I had to base my vote on the debate, I think it would be for ol' Mitt.  

Why?  Maybe this might explain it: 


...or this: 

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 05, 2012, 12:27:39 AM
I'm Paco the Conservative Chihuahua.  I live in Elk Co. in Jarhead's Bunker which he has renamed " PACO's SOCIALIST LOOKOUT BUNKER."  I bite liberal socialist democrats.  I also look out for their bubble headed green brain juiced socialist buddies taking over our elected officials and the citizens who vote for them.  I will pee on their feet and poop in their flowers.  I also bark at their children.  I'll will bite those socialibs on the ankle and as high up as I can jump.  Better look out R.A.M.B.O. ... there's a new dog in charge now!

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 05, 2012, 02:23:28 AM

Analysis of Mitt Romney’s astonishing debate victory over Barack Obama on Wednesday night will continue for days to come.  Some are blaming Obuma’s awful performance on poor debate preparation.  Fat man Michael Moore joked on Twitter, “This is what happens when you pick John Kerry as your debate coach.”

Don’t worry, Moore got stupid again within the hour, later suggesting that maybe Obuma “had to appear timid” because “for the past 2 days, the Right has been pounding their ‘Obuma is an angry black man’ video."



The MSNBC Cry Babies:

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: larryJ on October 05, 2012, 10:37:09 AM
R.A.M.B.O. @ Paco...............When you start feeling froggy, short stuff, go ahead and jump!   :laugh:

Jarhead, time to fumigate the bunker to get rid of any Pac......pests. ::)

Larry (why am I am Politics) j
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 05, 2012, 08:36:15 PM


Jack Welch says unemployment numbers are cooked.  

 Mitt Romney explaining unemployment numbers:     

Jack Welch, former head of General Electric and , seems to believe that the risible drop in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ unemployment rate was caused by some manipulated stats or intimidation from the Obama Administration.

The numbers are bad enough, trust me. Welch is no fan of the Obama Administration. On CNBC’s ”Squawk Box” not long ago, Welch said: “It’s so clear, it’s so simple. The Republicans should be winning this election and with this economy, this situation. It’s frightening.”

And here’s what Jack Welch had to tweet today:

Jack Welch✔

"Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can't debate so change numbers"

The weird comeback from Solis:
5 Oct 12 Reply
Hilda Solis, the country’s first anti-job Labor Secretary responded on CNBC, saying, “It’s really ludicrous to hear that kind of statement. We have to look at across the board, not just one month.”

Exactly, Ms. Solis  So I give you:  The ugly truth about that ‘great’ jobs report:

Though not conspiracy theorist on this, I did point out some of the incredible strange trends within BLS numbers a few months ago...

....and here’s John Hayward on the confusing numbers:

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 05, 2012, 11:16:09 PM

                        Obuma: The College Years

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 06, 2012, 01:26:02 AM
          "This image seemed like a proper response to the first
Presidential debate," Barry Blitt told the New Yorker's Culture Desk.

       Blitt must have heard MSNBC's Chris "Crybaby" Matthews
screaming from Denver on Wednesday, "Where was Obama tonight?!"

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 06, 2012, 01:23:16 PM

Mitt Romney's 10 Best Lines, Quips, And Quotes From The Debate

By John Hawkins

While Barack Obama was playing golf and going on vacation, Mitt Romney was getting an education in the debate school of hard knocks from Professor Newt Gingrich. While Obama was being asked fluff questions by his supporters in the mainstream media, Mitt Romney was facing a hostile media that wanted to rip his head off his shoulders. While Obama was being endlessly complimented for reading stale, barely updated speeches from 2008 off a teleprompter, Mitt was desperately trying to sell himself to audiences that had been told he was a cross between J.R. Ewing and one of the Replicants from Blade Runner. As a result, at their first debate, Mitt Romney was sharp as barbed wire while Barack Obama looked like he just wanted to go home, curl up, and wait for MSNBC to say nice things about him in the morning. That's why, as you're about to see from these quotes, the first meeting between Obama and Romney seemed more like a seal clubbing than a presidential debate.

10) My priority is putting people back to work in America. They’re suffering in this country. And we talk about evidence -- look at the evidence of the last four years. It’s absolutely extraordinary. We’ve got 23 million people out of work or who've stopped looking for work in this country. It’s just when the president took office, 32 million people on food stamps; 47 million on food stamps today. Economic growth this year slower than last year, and last year slower than the year before. Going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the American people who are struggling today.

9) We didn’t raise taxes (in Massachusetts). You’ve raised them by a trillion dollars under “Obamacare.” We didn’t cut Medicare. Of course, we don’t have Medicare, but we didn’t cut Medicare by $716 billion. We didn’t put in place a board that can tell people ultimately what treatments they’re going to receive. We didn’t also do something that I think a number of people across this country recognize, which is put people in a position where they’re going to lose the insurance they had and they wanted. Right now, the CBO says up to 20 million people will lose their insurance as “Obamacare” goes into effect next year. And likewise, a study by McKinsey & Company of American businesses said 30 percent of them are anticipating dropping people from coverage. So for those reasons, for the tax, for Medicare, for this board and for people losing their insurance, this is why the American people don’t want “Obamacare.”


8 ) But you make a very good point, which is that... the place you put your money makes a pretty clear indication of where your heart is. You put $90 billion...into green jobs. And...I’m all in favor of green energy. Ninety billion (dollars) ...that would have hired 2 million teachers. Ninety billion dollars. And these businesses -- many of them have gone out of business. I think about half of them, of the ones have been invested in, they’ve gone out of business. A number of them happened to be owned by people who were contributors to your campaigns.

7) I will not reduce the share paid by high-income individuals. I know that you and your running mate keep saying that, and I know it’s a popular thing to say with a lot of people, but it’s just not the case. Look, I got five boys. I’m used to people saying something that’s not always true, but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping I’ll believe it -- (scattered laughter) -- but that is not the case, all right? I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans.

6) High-income people are doing just fine in this economy. They’ll do fine whether you’re president or I am. The people who are having the hard time right now are middle-income Americans. Under the president’s policies, middle-income Americans have been buried. They’re just being crushed. Middle-income Americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. This is a tax in and of itself. I’ll call it the economy tax. It’s been crushing. The same time, gasoline prices have doubled under the president, electric rates are up, food prices are up, health care costs have gone up by $2,500 a family.

5) Mr. President, you’re entitled, as the president, to your own airplane and to your own house, but not to your own facts -- (laughter) -- all right?


4) I’d just as soon not have the government telling me what kind of health care I get. I’d rather be able to have an insurance company. If I don’t like them, I can get rid of them and find a different insurance company. But people will make their own choice.


3) What things would I cut from spending? Well, first of all, I will eliminate all programs by this test -- if they don’t pass it: Is the program so critical it’s worth borrowing money from China to pay for it? And if not, I’ll get rid of it. “Obamacare” is on my list.

2) Barack Obama: ...And part of the way to do it is to not give tax breaks to companies that are shipping jobs overseas. Right now you can actually take a deduction for moving a plant overseas. I think most Americans would say that doesn’t make sense. And all that raises revenue.....
Mitt Romney: The second topic, which is you said you get a deduction for getting a plant overseas. Look, I’ve been in business for 25 years. I have no idea what you’re talking about. Maybe I need to get a new accountant.


1) We also believe in maintaining for individuals the right to pursue their dreams, and not to have the government substitute itself for the rights of free individuals. And what we’re seeing right now is, in my view is a trickle-down government approach which has government thinking it can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams. And it’s not working. And the proof of that is 23 million people out of work. The proof of that is one out of six people in poverty. The proof of that is we’ve gone from 32 million on food stamps to 47 million on food stamps. The proof of that is that 50 percent of college graduates this year can’t find work.


MR. ROMNEY: We know that the path we’re taking is not working. It’s time for a new path.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 06, 2012, 01:57:08 PM
"Colleen Lachowicz is a Democratic candidate running for
State Senate in Maine. She's also a level 85 Orc in the
massively popular online game 'World of Warcraft.''

Strange world!!!  Tell me that politics ain't sick!  But, then again....

....I don’t see why playing online games should disqualify someone from high office.  Sure she dresses her virtual self up in scary gear out of LOTR and revels in killing with impunity.  So did Julius II.  Should he not have been pope?

"Colleen Lachowicz is a Democratic candidate running for State Senate in Maine. She’s also a level 85 orc in the massively popular online game “World of Warcraft.” And for that, the Republican party says she is unfit for office.


"Maine’s GOP has accused Lachowicz of living a “bizarre double life” and set up a website meant to out her participation in the popular online game — a game that currently boasts some 10 million players around the world.



"Not only does the website show off a picture of the orc character she plays – named Santiaga — it also displays comments that have been dug up from online forums in which Lachowicz talks about her love of the (sometimes violent) game as well as her thoughts on various political topics.

"Among the comments the website attributes to her:

“So I’m a level 68 orc rogue girl. I stab things . . . a lot. Who would have thought that a peace-lovin’, social worker and democrat would enjoy that?!”

“I can kill stuff without going to jail. There are some days when this is more necessary than others.”

“I’m so jealous! I wish I wasn’t at work. I’d much rather be gaming with my guildies!”

"Lachowicz also appears to refer to members of the Tea Party as, well, teabaggers."

OK, granted... she sounds like a moron.  But think about it: Do you really want your elected officials focused 24/7 on how they can “help” you?  Don’t you want them to have all-consuming “hobbies” that deflect their attention away from their legislative duties?  Wouldn’t the world have been a better place if Hitler and Stalin had consumed their time playing Grand Theft Auto?

The only truly disturbing thing here is that the news stories describe her as a level 85 orc, while she apparently described herself as a level 68.  Is the MSM, once again, trying to inflate a Democrat’s status and so enhance her chances of victory come Election Day?

Please note: I don’t know from orcs and levels.  I have a real life... sorta, anyway.

Should Ms. Lachowicz be elected, let’s hope she continues to enjoys a rich fantasy life.... in the privacy of her home.... for longer and longer periods of time.  Which is to say, not in the Senate.


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 06, 2012, 11:58:41 PM
The Lowest Common Denominators of Education.

And, just as North Korean teachers taught their students to worship Kim Jong Il… Our well pensioned babysitters have filled the gullible heads of our youth with gilded lies of liberalism for decades.  Say a prayer in school? No, no, NO… but it’s perfectly acceptable to sing an ode to the socialist Messiah, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm Barack Hussein Obama.


School children in New Jersey being told what to think. The scariest part to me is the apparent lack of objection to this from the kids' parents.
If you are not concerned of what is happening to your country, you truly should be.ewe
If you are aware of what is happening and you are NOT concerned, well I guess we are [screwed]!

Here is the text of this mindless chant:

Barack Hussein Obama
He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
He said we must be clear today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
He said Red, Yellow, Black or White
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

We can't sing Christmas carols in school anymore but this is not a problem?  Wow...
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 07, 2012, 03:00:31 PM
Did you catch this story, about how IKEA.... Swedish for “That which requireth the Allen wrench”...  shipped copies of its catalog to Saudi Arabia with images of women eviscerated so as not to disabuse Saudi men of the notion that women are vampires?


Representatives for Swedish furniture giant IKEA on Monday apologized for removing women from some of the photos in catalogs shipped to Saudi Arabia, and said the blame lies squarely with them, not the local franchisee.

The move to manipulate photos sparked criticism from government officials in Sweden and raised questions about how IKEA is living up to its own values.

IKEA’s catalog is shipped all over the world, with the company this year expected to publish 200 million copies with 62 different versions. The bulk of the catalog is exactly the same in most markets, but the company has said in the past it tailors the images to suit fashion-related tastes of local markets.

In some cases, however, the catalog is changed to align with cultural standards.

A comparison of the Saudi catalog to a standard version of the catalog showed that several women photographed in the standard version are missing from pages of the Saudi version. Otherwise, the photos throughout the catalog appear to be virtually identical.

“You cannot remove or retouch women out of reality,” Swedish trade minister Ewa Bjorling said in an email. “If women aren’t allowed to be seen or work then Saudi Arabia is losing half of its intellectual capital.” Ms. Bjorling said the images are another sad example that show there is a long way to go in terms of equality between women and men in Saudi Arabia.


Okay... if Saudi Arabia were practicing, say, a form of Apartheid, would the company be clamoring for its business?  If not, why is the company shipping catalogs over there to begin with?  So foreign nationals can decorate their flats and offices with cheap pine furniture?

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 07, 2012, 03:29:37 PM
Don't Let A Liar Lead You!


Obama’s statements regarding the attack in Benghazi are a web of lies.

Obama says he has Israel’s back. That’s a lie.

Obama said Obamacare was not a tax. That was a lie.

Obama said Obamacare wouldn’t raise anyone’s taxes a single dime. That was a lie. It contains 21 brand new taxes.

Obama swore to uphold and defend the Constitution. That was a lie.

Obama said he had no knowledge of Fast and Furious. That was a lie. He exerted Executive Privilege over it.

Obama said he couldn’t enact the “Dream Act” on his own. That was a lie.

Obama claimed to be the 4th best President in history. That’s a lie.

Obama claimed that he would walk the picket lines with unions. That was a lie.

Obama says we’re better off than we were 4 years ago. That’s a lie.

Obama said his “green energy” investments were good investments. That was a lie.

Obama said he’d cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. That was a lie. He’s added 6 Trillion dollars TO it.

Obama said that when he became president, Muslim violence against America would end. That was a lie.

Obama wrote his memoirs and asserted they were fact. That was a lie. His story is full of composite characters and events that never existed.

Obama said he never really knew Bill Ayers or Reverend Wright. Those are lies.

Obama says the national security leaks did not come from the white house. That’s a lie.

Obama said small business owners did not build their own businesses. That’s a lie.

Obama told us that the fence between the U.S. and Mexico was nearly complete. That was a lie.

Obama says the rich are not paying their fair share of taxes. That’s a lie. The rich pay nearly 70% of all taxes.

Obama said, “Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.” That was a lie.

Obama said, “We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil.” That’s a lie.

Obama said he was not somebody who promotes same sex marriage. That was a lie.

Obama said unemployment would not rise above 8% if he were granted a $787 Billion Dollar stimulus. That was a lie.

Obama said he would have the most transparent administration in history. That was a lie.

Obama said he would close GITMO. That was a lie.

Obama said, “When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have 5 days to review it before I sign it.” That was a lie.

Obama says he’s an American citizen but, he told Columbia he was a foreign student. One of those two claims has to be a lie.

Obama claimed that his mother and father were married and he has said he was born to a single mother. One of those two claims has to be a lie.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 07, 2012, 05:05:28 PM
Saturday Night Live last night mocked the post debate reaction at MSNBC.

Opening with a parody Rachel Maddow hosting the show, the actor playing Al Sharpton came up with excuses for the president’s bad performance including altitude and jet lag.


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on October 07, 2012, 05:50:00 PM
The women were eviscerated? EEEEEK...piles of guts on the floor? At least they cleaned 'em up. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 08, 2012, 04:40:59 AM
Snippy Obama, Whose Heart's Not in It


Oct 4 2012, 10:36 AM ET

Once again, the man who once captured the imaginations
of millions delivered an emotionless appeal.


It was the most tweeted about political event of the year, and for once the insider tweets matched the television insta-polls: Mitt Romney was the decisive victor in the first presidential debate of this most contested and close of elections.

It was not so much that Romney was great, though he was smooth and personable, but that Obama was not. The president appeared snippy, his eyes flashing angrily during those infrequent moments when he looked at his opponent, his lips pursed and upturned when he looked down -- which was often -- as if he were trying to smile despite sucking on a particularly unpleasant hard candy. Republicans on Thursday morning were calling it a smirk, but it was more than that. There was, in the expression, a mixture of annoyance, impatience, and dislike. Either Obama couldn't stand looking at Romney, or he decided it was a better debating tactic to not even deign to consider him and to address hapless moderator Jim Lehrer and the audience instead of his challenger. The dynamic was set early on: Romney looked at Obama, and Obama looked down or at the moderator. His words appeared equally downbeat.

All of which made me wonder anew about Obama's convention performance, and to what an extent it was not anomalous but intentional and characteristic. I wrote then:

Barack Obama will never be that man again. Whoever he was in 2008, and 2004, Barack Obama will never have his easy swagger and rambunctiously playful enthusiasm ....

That is the truth at the core of his oddly flat convention speech, and at the center of his technically skilled but strangely bloodless reelection campaign. Whoever Obama was when he was elected president has been seared away by two active wars, the more free-ranging fight against al-Qaeda, the worst economic crash since the Great Depression, and the endless grinding fights with Washington Republicans -- and even, I am sure, activists in his own party.

It seemed even truer last night. Would Obama have gotten so significant a convention bounce if it were just about his own speech? His demeanor in Denver made me wonder if his was not in some important sense a borrowed bounce, bequeathed to him by Bill Clinton.

Many are writing this morning that Obama seemed unprepared, but that's hardly credible. He did not stumble over answers or forget his talking points. Rather, he appeared badly prepared by his handlers to pursue a strategy of non-engagement with Romney while aiming to deliver a passable, above-the-fray presentation. It was a classic frontrunner strategy -- first, do no harm -- but it flopped because Romney was so eager to engage, and chose the occasion of the first debate to showcase a classic Romney policy pivot.

If you reread the pre-debate expectations-setting coverage, it appears Obama did exactly what he was gunning to do:

Obama is not particularly fluid in sound bites, so his team is aiming for a workmanlike performance like his speech at the Democratic convention.

That New York Times piece mentioned something else important to consider:

As the candidates prepare, the first trick for Mr. Obama is finding time. His rehearsals have started late and ended early because of events like the tumult in the Middle East. He showed up at one practice just after speaking at a ceremony for the four Americans killed in Libya, and aides found that his mind was elsewhere.

I said it after the convention speech and I'll say it again: If there's something that seems shut down in our once ebulliently optimistic president, it most likely has to do with the wars. Obama is a naturally empathic individual, whose diverse, mobile, international background made him unusually able when it came to assessing new social situations and reading more than people say. Some observers have speculated that Obama needs a crowd, energy he can draw from. But he had that aplenty in Charlotte, and it barely helped.

I suspect a more prosaic explanation: A person of his temperament cannot maintain the same open demeanor when he's dealing with war and death all the time. As, we must recall, Obama has been for years now. If Obama seems shut down, perhaps it is because he has to be to be who he is and do the job he needs to do day in and day out. If his heart didn't seem in it last night, I wonder if it's not in part because the last thing he needs to consider in his work on a day-to-day basis is his heart. It's a long way from being a community organizer, civil-rights lawyer and anti-war state senator to running a drone war that kills innocent civilians, ordering the death of militants, overseeing a policy that's led to an increase in American casualties in Afghanistan, and delivering funereal remarks at a ceremony honoring the returning remains of a slain American diplomat.

It's the only explanation I can come up with for why there is so much self-abnegation in Obama's campaigning. Does it do anything for any sort of voter to hear this, from Obama's closing remarks last night?

You know, four years ago I said that I'm not a perfect man and I wouldn't be a perfect president. And that's probably a promise that Governor Romney thinks I've kept. But I also promised that I'd fight every single day on behalf of the American people and the middle class and all those who are striving to get in the middle class. I've kept that promise and if you'll vote for me, then I promise I'll fight just as hard in a second term.

The emphasis on imperfection, the almost apologetic tone -- it's something that's come and gone in Obama's messaging since before the Republican take-over in 2010.

Romney has had the luxury of being able to campaign undistracted by a day job. More importantly, he's been able to campaign undistracted by dealing with anything substantive or difficult in recent years. Campaigns are physically taxing. But the toll of being president is something different again.

His supporters keep wanting Obama to be who he was in 2008. But that's not who he is anymore.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 08, 2012, 04:51:07 AM
Obuma Debate Notes:



Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 08, 2012, 04:13:41 PM

Big Bird Tries to commit suicide!

Story at: http://thedailycricket.com/2012/10/06/big-bird-hopitalized-after-suicide-attempt/

Peter Bloomquist, the actor who played Big Bird for nearly thirty years, was rushed to a Philadelphia hospital after attempting to take his own life late last night. Police said that Bloomquist, 52, was at the home of a friend when he suddenly donned his Big Bird outfit, covered himself with Herbs de Province and climbed into a gas oven.

Bloomquist, who is homeless and out of work, made headline news in 2006 when the Sesame Street star was found naked and tied to a bed in a seedy New Jersey motel. He was fired from the popular children’s show in early 2007, after he was captured shortly after he held up a drugstore. The large feet on the costume slowed the suspects escape and he became the pun of every late-night television show.

Paul ‘Snuffy’ Brittles, a former co-worker at Sesame Street, said Bloomquist has some personal problems and he’s not surprised by the suicide attempt.

” Pete’s never been the same since he got canned. Pete was a drinker. He always had a bottle inside the Big Bird costume and between you and me, he never wore clothes under there,” said Bittles. “The third time Pete got busted for drunk driving, the Sesame Street writers changed the script and made the letters of the day ‘O,U,I’. Pete was so mad that he pulled his head off, attacked an intern with it, and stormed off the set.”

Brittles says that he thinks that recent news about Sesame Street and Public Broadcasting System, may have triggered the suicide attempt. During last Wednesdays presidential debate, GOP nominee Mitt ‘I’m trying to fit’ Romney suggested that the monies allocated to the Public Broadcasting System be put on the federal budget chopping block.

Sesame Street fans, none of whom have ever sent a donation to the Public Broadcast System, contend that the money saved by cutting funding to the program would  be minimal at best.

In 2011, PBS received 445 Million Dollars in federal aid but advocates say that every penny was well spent. Since 1973, PBS produced some of he the most stimulating television programs ever made, such as Another Boring News Show, Remodeling Your Home With Dollars and No Sense, and The Bearded Gardener starring ex-hippie Beatrice Rothchild.

“It’s not the responsibility of  the public to keep the Public Broadcasting System going, ” said Robert Jackson of the Kill The Rich Foundation. “People need Sesame Street. In fact, it’s how most illegal immigrants start to learn English.”

Twenty year old Chicago resident Shaniqua Jansante, said she’s going to have to quit her job if the Sesame Street show gets cancelled.

“Sesame Street be my baby sitter when I’m at work. I can’t afford to have nobody come in and watch ‘em, can I? Where I’m gonna get the money. Who gonna pay that? Not that Devil-worshiper Romney, that’s for sure,” shouted the irate mother of four. “You tell me. What kinda m.....f..... gonna put Big Bird outta work?”

From his hospital bed, a physically restrained  Bloomquist told the The Daily Cricket that he has nothing to live for now.

“When I heard they were cutting Sesame Street, it ripped my gizzards out. I’m pretty much clean and sober now and was thinking about asking for my job back,” wept a teary-eyed Bloomquist. “Now I have no job to go back to. I have nothing to live for. I want the world to know that Mitt Romney is a dream buster. I want them to know that Mitt Romney choked my chicken.”  
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 08, 2012, 05:43:26 PM
            "Don't fire until you see the stack of DVDs"

Well whoop-de-do.... the Supreme Court to decide whether you really own your stuff.  It’s all about copyright, even of your grandmother’s furniture, and your right to a garage sale.


"At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to buy and then sell things like electronics, books, artwork and furniture, as well as CDs and DVDs, without getting permission from the copyright holder of those products.

"Under the doctrine, which the Supreme Court has recognized since 1908, you can resell your stuff without worry because the copyright holder only had control over the first sale.

"That’s being challenged now for products that are made abroad, and if the Supreme Court upholds an appellate court ruling, it would mean that the copyright holders of anything you own that has been made in China, Japan or Europe, for example, would have to give you permission to sell it.

"'It means that it’s harder for consumers to buy used products and harder for them to sell them,' said Jonathan Band, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, who filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries and the Association for Research Libraries. 'This has huge consumer impact on all consumer groups.'

"Another likely result is that it would hit you financially because the copyright holder would now want a piece of that sale."

What is going on in this country?  Religious freedom, freedom of speech, and now the freedom to sell your junk... all being challenged in the courts?  Do we have to fight a frickin’ War of Independence every generation?  I guess so, because the Redcoats just won’t stay dead.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 09, 2012, 01:27:12 AM
Okay... this has to be the the most pathetic piece of crap in the world!  A jacket that hugs you every time someone “likes” something on your Facebook page.

If you’ve ever felt a “like” on Facebook wasn’t quite real enough, a US designer has unveiled a jacket that hugs the wearer every time they receive one.


Designed by MIT student Melissa Chow, the “Like-A-Hug” is a wearable social media vest that allows for hugs to be given via Facebook, bringing us closer despite physical distance.  The vest inflates when friends ‘Like’ a photo, video, or status update on the wearer’s wall.  It’s creator says this “allows us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs.”

Soon to be purchased by people who refer to their pet monkeys as their children.


Well.... maybe there’s one thing more pathetic than that stupid body amore:
the response to actress Stacey Dash’s tweet that she was supporting Mitt Romney.  You would think she had eaten a baby or something.  Oh, wait... that’s going to be an episode on Two Broke Girls.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 09, 2012, 05:47:31 PM

Economic Management

A closer look at spending habits:

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 09, 2012, 06:11:52 PM

Protestants No Longer a Majority in America, as Big Fat Nothings Soar!
Not really.  But that’s what you’d think given some of the headlines.

Nevertheless, they don’t call it the Pew study for nothing: pee-euw!  In the past five years, the percentage of Americans who identify as some kind of “Christian” has dropped by 5 percent, from 78% of the population to 73%.  If this trend continues, by the year 4050, Christians will be a scant 64% of the population although I may be mistaken about that.

Here’s the chart so you can glean numbers at a glance:


From the PEW:


"One-in-Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation"

The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling.

In the last five years alone, the unaffiliated have increased from just over 15% to just under 20% of all U.S. adults. Their ranks now include more than 13 million self-described atheists and agnostics (nearly 6% of the U.S. public), as well as nearly 33 million people who say they have no particular religious affiliation (14%).3



Also, check:


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 10, 2012, 03:20:21 AM

10 Dates to Remember from Barack Obama's
Amazing First Term

By John Hawkins

"The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln." -- Barack Obama

As future generations of Americans look back at the Obama years, perhaps as they search for some sort of explanation for why so many of them are living in huts and paying a 70% income tax rate when the country used to be so rich, they'll be looking for some key dates and facts. So, in an effort to help future generations, here is a straightforward, entirely factual account of some of the most important moments of the Obama years.

1) Barack Obama Inaugurated (January 20, 2009): Oh, it was such a hopeful, glorious, unified moment. Cats and dogs, Fox and MSNBC, Republicans and Democrats -- we were all in it together and rooting Obama on towards victory……….which brings up some obvious questions like: How did Barack Obama squander so much goodwill and what did he do to make so many Americans hate him?

2) Barack Obama throws out the first pitch at the All-Star game (July 14, 2009): On this date, the hippest man ever to occupy the White House revolutionized fashion in America at Major League Baseball's All-Star game. Ever heard of mom jeans? Well, Barack Obama wore them to the All-Star game and that, combined with his girlish throwing motion, caused moms across America to copy the mom-in-chief – and that is how Barack Obama created mom jeans!

3) Obamacare passes (March 21, 2010):
In one fell swoop, Barack Obama managed to cripple American healthcare, put the medical insurance industry on suicide watch, stall the economy, and empower the IRS and unelected death panels to get involved in your health care. If you were looking for comparable bad decisions from other world leaders, you'd probably need to go back to Napoleon's decision to invade Russia during the winter or Nero's decision to play the lyre on his balcony while Rome was burning instead of organizing a fire brigade. (In all fairness to Nero, that may be a rumor. For any future generations that are wondering what went so wrong with healthcare, contrary to what your liberal schoolteachers are telling you, George W. Bush was not responsible for "Obamacare." It really was Obama.)

4) Osama Bin Laden was killed (May 2, 2011): I
n what undoubtedly was Barack Obama's greatest moment, a bunch of scared, wimpy SEALs came to him and said, "We've figured out where Osama Bin Laden is, but we think we shouldn't go get him because we're afraid!" That was undoubtedly how most other Americans would have felt as well because as Obama's team has told us constantly, he made a "gutsy call" to kill Osama. So obviously, those SEAL pansies had to be pushed into killing him, a wimp like John McCain wouldn't have done it, and hundreds of millions of Americans who were angry about 9/11 wouldn't have had cojones as big as President Mom-Jeans since he made such an incredibly "gutsy call."

5) NASA had its last manned space flight (July 21, 2011):
America's "science President" moved America "forward" by cancelling our manned space program, which actually takes us all the way "backward" to 1960, the year before this country had its first crewed spaceflight. Hooray! We've gone backwards fifty years under Obama which takes us "forward"...or something.

6) America loses its AAA credit rating (August 5, 2011):
For the first time since 1917, America had its credit rating downgraded from AAA by Standard & Poor's. Despite Barack Obama's call telling S&P that Tea Partiers must have spent all those trillions of dollars while he was out of the White House golfing and his promise that "We'll pay it all back when our next paycheck comes in, we swear", S&P refused to take Obama's record-breaking deficit numbers off the books.

7) Barack Obama increases the national debt more in 3 years and 2 months than George Bush did in two terms (March 18, 2012):
Despite delivering the "feeblest economic recovery since the Great Depression," Barack Obama managed to rack up more debt in 38 months than George W. Bush did in 96 months. That's sort of like putting down enough money to buy a Lamborghini and getting a used Dukes of Hazzard remote control toy car in return.

8 ) "You didn't build that." (July 13, 2012):
In a revolutionary speech -- well, for the President of a capitalistic country anyway -- Barack Obama explained how the markets work. Apparently, the government provides roads, street signs, and regulations and in response, small businesses spring up to provide jobs and tax revenue without any individual effort, sort of like mushrooms after a night of hard rain.

9) Barack Obama had a Las Vegas Fundraiser (September 12, 2012):
One day after Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died because the Obama Administration ignored numerous warnings that they were in danger, Barack Obama jetted off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas. There were fears that four Americans dying because of Obama’s incompetence might spoil the mood, but all reports seem to indicate that a good time was had by all.

10) Barack Obama gets demolished in his first head-to-head debate with Mitt Romney (October 3, 2012):
Surprisingly, Barack Obama, whom the mainstream media has christened as the most warm, charismatic, cool, confident, competent and good looking President in American history, was soundly defeated (as in Genghis Khan's forces managed to soundly defeat the unarmed farmers who opposed him) by Mitt Romney, who is often fondly described as "robotic, but in a good way" by his supporters. The explanations for this inexplicable defeat ranged from "The air in Denver was too thin for him," to "Jim Lehrer didn't ask Obama enough questions about how wonderful he is," to "Do you think he's high again? I mean, I wouldn't put it past him – and, wow, would it explain a LOT OF THINGS about his presidency."
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 10, 2012, 04:04:05 AM
     Who’s On First?  (Modern Version)


COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.

ABBOTT: Good subject. Terrible times. It's 8.1%.

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.

COSTELLO: You just said 8.1%.

ABBOTT: 8.1% Unemployed.

COSTELLO: Right 8.1% out of work.

ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.

COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 16% unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, that's 8.1%.

COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 8.1% or 16%?

ABBOTT: 8.1% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.

COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, Obuma said you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed.  You have to look for work to be unemployed.

COSTELLO: But they ARE out of work!!

ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.

COSTELLO: What point?

ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work can't be counted with those who look for work.  It wouldn't be fair.

COSTELLO: To whom?

ABBOTT: The unemployed.

COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.

ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work.  Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment rolls, that would count as less unemployment?

ABBOTT: Absolutely!  Unemployment would go down.

COSTELLO: The unemployment goes down just because you don't look for work?

ABBOTT: Right! That's how Obuma gets it to 8.1%.  Otherwise it would be 16%.  He doesn't want you to read about 16% unemployment.

COSTELLO: That would be tough on his reelection.

ABBOTT: You got it.

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you.  That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

ABBOTT: Two ways... that’s right.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

ABBOTT: Correct.

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

ABBOTT: Bingo.

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to have Obuma's supporters stop looking for work.

ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like the Obuma Economy Czar.

COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said!

ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like Obuma....

Don't be fooled by bogus unemployment numbers...
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 10, 2012, 10:13:20 AM


UPDATE: The RNC notices that Obuma doesn’t seem
as concerned about Libya or the economy as he is
about PBS:


During the debate last week, Willard Mitt Romney confessed to liking Big Bird, even though he intended to cut PBS’s government funding.  So Obuma supporters have taken that to mean he really hates Big Bird, because if you don’t give everyone what they want when they want it, you are ipso facto a hater.

Doesn’t matter. Here are Six Reasons why we should all hate Big Bird.

1. He talks. This confuses children. As Bill Nye the Erstwhile Science Guy made plain, we don’t want to beguile children with erroneous ideas about the natural world.  Birds do not talk.    At least not in English, and in complete sentences.

2. He’s a welfare king.  Despite the fact that Sesame Street rakes in hundreds of millions in merchandising every year, this miserable creature continues to take funds from the public coffers.

3. He’s 8’2″ .... which means he’s leaving a larger carbon footprint than Snoopy, a war veteran.    http://www.snoopyflyingace.com/#

4. He’s a slum lord.  As part of the Sesame Street “family,” he has left denizens like Oscar the Grouch living in garbage and the Cookie Monster eating nothing but junk food... for 40-plus years.  Repeated calls to clean up Sesame Street and allow new private businesses to revitalize the economy have fallen on deaf ears.  And while Mayor Bloomerpants is slashing soda sizes, Sesame Street remains a marginalized haven of sugar-laden treats, ensuring that yet another generation of American youth gets hooked on the needle... the insulin needle.

5. In order to replenish his supply of feathers.... he rips them off Turkeys.  Yes, you read correctly... Turkeys.       (Look it up if you don’t believe me.)

6. Big Bird is a Socialist!  He... ur.. uh.. the bird claims the following: “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

It’s time this bird was exposed for the massive fraud he is... a threat to the American way of life.

In fact, he’s not even a bird.  He’s people.  Yes, he’s people.  Go to any prison in this country, and what do you see?  People.


A vote for Willard Mitt Romney is a vote to end the lies.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 11, 2012, 03:29:51 AM



....Let the gaffes begin!

Missing in Action: Stimulus Sheriff Joe Biden

By Michelle Malkin

Remember when President Obama bragged about Joe Biden's fiscal discipline cred in 2009? "To you, he's Mr. Vice President, but around the White House, we call him the Sheriff," Obama warned government employees. "Because if you're misusing taxpayer money, you'll have to answer to him."

Fast-forward to 2012. Call in the search teams. Since being appointed the nation's stimulus spending cop, Sheriff Joe has taken a permanent donut break. He's AWOL on oversight. In fact, he's been bubble-wrapped, boxed and kept completely out of sight. The garrulous gaffe machine hasn't sat down for a national media interview in five months.
The Democrats' trillion-dollar "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," however, keeps piling up waste, failure, fraud and debt.

Who benefited most? Big government cronies.

According to Investor's Business Daily this week, a new analysis by Ohio State University economics professor Bill Dupor reported that "(m)ore than three-quarters of the jobs created or saved by President Obama's economic stimulus in the first year were in government."

Dupor and another colleague had earlier concluded that the porkulus was a predictable jobs-killer that crowded out non-government jobs with make-work public jobs and programs. Indeed, the massive wealth redistribution scheme "destroyed/forestalled roughly one million private sector jobs" by siphoning tax dollars "to offset state revenue shortfalls and Medicaid increases rather than boost private sector employment."

Will this Keynesian wreckage come up during Thursday night's vice presidential debate? It should be a centerpiece of domestic policy discussion. Nowhere is the gulf between Obama/Biden rhetoric and reality on jobs wider.

Remember: Obama's Ivy League eggheads behind the stimulus promised that "(m)ore than 90 percent of the jobs created are likely to be in the private sector." These are the same feckless economic advisers who infamously vowed that the stimulus would keep unemployment below 8 percent -- and that unemployment would drop below 6 percent sometime this year.

Sheriff Joe rebuked the "naysayers" who decried the behemoth stimulus program's waste, fraud and abuse. "You know what? They were wrong," he crowed.

>>>But Biden was radio silent about the nearly 4,000 stimulus recipients who received $24 billion in Recovery Act funds -- while owing more than $750 million in unpaid corporate, payroll and other taxes. (Cash for Tax Cheats, anyone?)

>>>He had nothing to say about the $6 billion in stimulus energy credits for homeowners that went to nearly a third of credit-claimers who had no record of homeownership, including minors and prisoners.

>>>And the $530 million dumped into the profligate Detroit public schools for laptops and other computer equipment that have had little, if any, measurable academic benefits.

>>>And the whopping $6.7 million cost per job under the $50 billion stimulus-funded green energy loan program -- which funded politically connected but now bankrupt solar firms Solyndra ($535 million), Abound Solar ($400 million), Beacon Power ($43 million), A123 ($250 million) and Ener1 ($119 million).

>>>And the $1 million in stimulus cash that went to Big Bird and Sesame Street "to promote healthy eating," which created a theoretical "1.47" jobs. (As Sean Higgins of The Examiner noted, "(T)hat comes out to about $726,000 per job created.")

>>>And the hundreds of millions in stimulus money steered to General Services Administrations junkets in Las Vegas and Hawaii, ghost congressional districts, dead people, infrastructure to nowhere and ubiquitous stimulus propaganda road signs stamped with the shovel-ready logo.

Of course, there's no example of unfettered stimulus squandering more fitting than the one named after Keystone Fiscal Kop Joe Biden himself. Government-funded Amtrak's Wilmington, Del., station raked in $20 million in "recovery" money after heavy personal lobbying by the state's most prominent customer and cheerleader. In return, the station (which came in $6 million over budget, according to The Washington Times) renamed its facility after Biden.

Bloated costs. Crony political narcissism. Glaring conflicts of interest. Monumental waste. This is the Obama/Biden stimulus legacy bequeathed to our children and their grandchildren.

Sheriff Joe Biden and his plundering boss need to be run out of town on a rail.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 11, 2012, 05:37:00 PM

The 25 Most Obnoxious Quotes From Barack Obama

by John Hawkins

25.) "No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something." -- Barack Obama

24.) "I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions." -- Barack Obama

23.) "I do think at a certain point you've made enough money." -- Barack Obama

22.) "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling conventions. We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.
But this strategy alone couldn't provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerant. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names." -- Barack Obama

21.) "I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manfuacturer’s lobby." -- Barack Obama

20.) "Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. Except the highs hadn't been about that, me trying to prove what a down brother I was. Not by then, anyway. I got high for just the opposite effect, something that could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory. I had discovered that it didn't make any difference whether you smoked reefer in the white classmate's sparkling new van, or in the dorm room of some brother you'd met down at the gym, or on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school and now spent most of their time looking for an excuse to brawl. ...You might just be bored, or alone. Everybody was welcome into the club of disaffection." -- Barack Obama

19.) "...I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment -- this was the time -- when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals." -- Barack Obama

18.) "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen." -- Barack Obama

17.) "I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations." -- Barack Obama

16.) "It’s very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth- or sixth-most interesting person." -- Barack Obama

15.) "The Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. . . . What I think we know — separate and apart from this incident — is that there is a long history in their country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that’s just a fact." — President Obama on Gates’ arrest.

14.) "But I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking." -- Barack Obama

13.) "If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2." -- Barack Obama

12.) "It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned: (White) People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied, they were relieved -- such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn't seem angry all the time." -- Barack Obama

11.) "The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person..." -- Barack Obama

10.) "The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln." -- Barack Obama

9.) "I don’t believe it is possible to transcend race in this country. Race is a factor in this society. The legacy of Jim Crow and slavery has not gone away. It is not an accident that African-Americans experience high crime rates, are poor, and have less wealth. It is a direct result of our racial history." -- Barack Obama

8.) "The private sector is doing fine."
                   -- Barack Obama

7) "That's just how white folks will do you. It wasn't merely the cruelty involved; I was learning that black people could be mean and then some. It was a particular brand of arrogance, an obtuseness in otherwise sane people that brought forth our bitter laughter. It was as if whites didn't know that they were being cruel in the first place. Or at least thought you deserving of their scorn." -- Barack Obama

6.) "It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks' greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere...That's the world! On which hope sits!" -- Barack Obama quotes Rev. Wright

5.) "You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a (flag) pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest..." -- Barack Obama

4.) "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." -- Barack Obama

3.) "I can no more disown (Jeremiah Wright) than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother - a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe." -- Barack Obama

2.) "...I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby." -- Barack Obama

1.) "You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." -- Barack Obama
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 11, 2012, 10:49:54 PM


So Solenne San Jose (real name despite my protestations) cancelled her account with a French phone company. Her final bill: $15,000,000,000,000,000 US.  And now she’s whining.

First of all, she had no business doing business with a French phone company.  I don’t care that she’s French.  It’s a socialist government now, and so she should expect the government to hikes taxes.  This is what Skype is for.

Also, stuff gets past you.  You get on the phone and blah blah blah with your friends, download a few hundred videos, and before you know it:  


$15 quadrillion dollars.  

And there is this little tidbit:

New iPhone 5 users may find unexpectedly high bills owing to a bug in OS6.  Seems that even though your Wi-Fi is turned on and supposedly connected, your phone is still pulling the gigaschmerz through your carrier.  Which is to say, you’re using up data like nobody’s business without knowing it.  (Whatever that means... I don't have an iPhone)
As if that weren’t bad enough, Apple has unwittingly disclosed the location of a classified military base in Taiwan.  The piece of crap junk can’t locate the STATUE OF LIBERTY, but secret military facilities in the Far East... not a problem!

Ho hum... (sigh) ... remember when you needed a nickel to make a phone call?  I miss those days.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 11, 2012, 11:30:02 PM


Fox News has learned that Vice President Biden was "all over the place" in his first debate prep. A senior Democratic source said that is why top Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod and other senior aides "took over" the preparations.

The word is Biden is a little rusty after four years since his last debate.

But the campaign ran through at least six prep sessions, and top Democrats now say they are confident the vice president is ready to face Paul Ryan onstage Thursday night in Kentucky.



Top Fox News analysts reacted to the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Hear what they had to say about the candidates’ performances below! :

In declaring a debate winner, Charles Krauthammer said, “If you heard it on radio, Biden won. If you watched it on television, he lost.”

Fox News’ Chris Wallace had harsh words for Biden, saying, “I don’t believe I have ever seen a debate in which one participant was as openly disrespectful of the other as Biden was to Paul Ryan.”

Brit Hume, too, discussed Biden’s demeanor, saying, “I thought it was unattractive, I thought it was rude.  It looked like a cranky old man, to some extent, debating a polite young man.”

While Democratic strategist Joe Trippi  believes that Joe Biden performed strongly, he thinks the performance was “diminished by the smirking.


Angry old man yells at Paul Ryan for 90 minutes;

Update: CNN insta-poll of undecideds shows tie  

Update: Ryan wins CNN insta-poll overall, 48/44

I expected “table-pounding atmospherics” from Biden but I didn’t expect him to act like a total jackhole for fully 90 minutes.  Give him credit for knowing his target audience, though: His task tonight was to get the left excited again after Obama fell into a semi-coma in Denver, and evincing utter disdain for Ryan... grimacing, shouting, laughing inappropriately, constantly interrupting, the total jackhole experience... is just what the doctor ordered.  He might have irritated independents and undecideds, but probably not so much that it’ll change people’s votes.

The Democrats needed someone to go out there and clown for liberals, and if there’s one thing this guy knows, it’s clowning.


Here’s a taste of what I mean via Mediaite, centered around one of Ryan’s more cutting lines of the evening. For what it’s worth, the media lost patience with Biden’s shtick too, but I doubt that’ll cost him anything tomorrow. And yes, needless to say, Raddatz was also terrible.

Exit quotation from Greg Gutfeld: “Biden is the drunk at the bar; Martha is the unhappy bartender, and Ryan is the unfortunate salesman caught in the middle.”  

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 12, 2012, 01:19:49 AM
What the hell is Biden doing?

Twitter Frowns On Joe Biden's Laugh

Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan were the two candidates on stage at Thursday’s vice presidential debate, but a third character emerged: Joe Biden’s laugh, which didn’t escape the notice of tweeting politicos.  (And led, of course, to at least three satirical Twitter accounts: Laughing Joe Biden, Biden Smirk, and yet another Laughing Joe Biden.)

Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway: “Joe Biden’s laughing through talking about Iran sanctions?”

TIME’s Michael Scherer: “Not sure debate cameras have been light tested for Biden’s teeth. Best to watch with sunglasses.”

Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein: “Biden’s strategy seems to be to laugh at Ryan constantly. Will it work to infantalize Ryan, or backfire like Gore sighing?”

NBC’s David Gregory: “Biden’s smile is out of control.”

BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith: “So did Biden practice laughing at Ryan???”

ABC’s Rick Klein: “Biden on verge of breaking down in laughter when Ryan talks.”

Former Eric Cantor staffer Brad Dayspring: “Joe Biden needs to realize this isn’t a Senate Foreign Relations Hearing. His laughter and condescending attitude is a disaster.”

Radio host Neal Boortz: “Looking like Biden’s gameplan is to laugh his way through this.”

Townhall.com’s Guy Benson: “Will Biden laugh his ass off at the terrible economy, too?”

MSNBC’s S.E. Cupp: “Biden needs to laugh a little less through the Libya, Middle East, nuclear Iran segment.”

Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza: “Ok. I have decided. I find the Biden smile slightly unsettling.”

PBS’ Jeff Greenfield: “Biden has always had a smile that at times is really, really inappropriate.”

Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard: “Can’t tell yet if Biden’s smirking, laughs, eye-rolling, head shaking, works for him or not against the oh-so-young looking eager Ryan.”


Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer: “Biden is at risk of having his laugh come across like Gore’s sighs. He should knock it off.”

The New York Times’ Ashley Parker: “Biden’s grin is Chesire Cat caliber.”

Republican strategist Ron Bonjean: “Biden laughing does not come off with the intended effect. It is actually hurting him. Looks very condescending.”

Movie critic Roger Ebert: “Joe! Stop smiling and laughing!”

Washington Times’ Emily Miller: “Biden laughing when he disagrees with Ryan is so annoying. Like a child in time out.”

Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin: “Biden’s laughing is losing the debate- obnoxious”

Comedy Central’s Indecision: “If this keeps up much longer, Joe Biden’s going to sprain his laugh muscles.”  

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 12, 2012, 02:18:16 AM
         "Movie Poster of the Week"

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 12, 2012, 03:30:08 PM
EU awarded Nobel Peace Prize

"The European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize, despite a year marked by riots on streets of many capitals and the looming prospect of an acrimonious break up amid an economic crisis caused by the euro."

So, the EU wins Nobel Peace Prize for not being Libya... and 721 Million People Share $1.2 Million.  This will rank right up there with the TIME "Man of the Year Who Is You" cover story.

Both Lithuania and Bulgaria were singled out for their role in just shutting the hell up.  Italy wanted to know why it didn’t win Best Cinematography.

If this whole business sounds wacky to you, German CEO Angela Merkel insists that the euro is more than a currency.

"It’s people."  

Yes. It’s people... which is the second time I’ve used that punch line this week.

Let’s hope the EU doesn’t degenerate into a confederation of civil-warring states.  Just like many hope Peace Prize laureate Barack Insane-Hussein Obuma will one day stop killing bad guys from the sky.  Not me, of course...being a flyboy and all that... I think the sky is the best place to kill terrorist from.  Much better than from, say... the trenches.


1. The letter P, because it’s the first letter in “Peace.”

2. Malta, because it never wins anything.

3. Sammy Wong, high school ninja, for bringing peace to P.S. 146.

4. Chuck E. Cheese, because no one has ever died from eating their black-olive vegetarian pizza.

5. The Nobel Committee, for dodging all those bullets.

6. The Lord’s Resistance Army, for making the rest of the world look good.

7. The inventor of the giant foam hand.

8. Eddie Money, for appearing in those GEICO commercials and offering hope to zombies around the globe.

9. Twitter, for deciding against 141 characters.

10. Flannelette, because no terrorist would be caught dead wearing it.

11. Joe Biden's smirk.



Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 13, 2012, 01:41:17 AM

Biden interrupted Ryan 82 times during that debate last night.  And the thing was, he had diddly crap to say when he did it.

He had one job to do.  Well, two jobs.  The first job was to fire up all the clowns on MSNBC and give lefties... who like the idea of shoutin’ down people who disagree with them and generally actin’ like Veruca Salt from the Willy Wonka movie... a little somethin’. That’s what a good lefty sounds like.  Because they’re “passionate,” and so on.

Since Obama didn’t sound like a lefty, they were pullin’ their hair out.  They want their politicians to come off like union goons and race hustlers, and so Biden had to do what he did last night to buck up the hooples.

The other job was to stop Ryan from looking like he knew what he was talkin’ about.  And since Joe Biden ain’t exactly in command of facts, the only way to do that was for him to come in and step on his toes.  And he did.  Seven dozen times, give or take a few.

Like MacAoidh said last night, it might well have worked if not for the fact he came off as a dip while doin’ it.  Muggin’ for the camera like some drunk fan at a Steelers game.

And then when he started talkin’, we got this...



Which is better, I guess, than how he acted while Ryan was tryin’ to talk....







UPDATE: And one more…

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 13, 2012, 07:36:37 AM

Some businesses — including McDonald's and the owner of Red Lobster — consider how best to avoid ObamaCare's employer mandate, which is set to take effect in 2014.


A second Obama term would guarantee the president’s health care law will be fully implemented, and businesses are warning that may affect their employees.


Darden Restaurants, which owns Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and more, is the latest in its industry to look for a way to avoid ObamaCare. Darden owns and operates more than 2,000 restaurants, and employs 180,000 people. So the restaurant group is conducting a “test” at a select number of its restaurants in four markets.


White Castle, McDonald’s and Denny’s are other affordable brands in the industry that have said they were looking for a way to avoid the new employer mandate due to take effect in 2014.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/12/as-some-businesses-look-for-ways-around-obamacare-others-attack-law-directly/#ixzz29BGkyRLt

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 13, 2012, 04:15:36 PM

Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri calls for more Mohammad film protests
Oct. 13, 2012

"Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said a film made in the United States mocking the Prophet Mohammad showed Washington was waging a “crusader Zionist war” against Muslims and he called for more protests outside American embassies.

Like in other messages released by al Qaeda’s Yemeni and North African branches last month, Zawahiri praised last month’s assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans but stopped short of claiming responsibility.

In the recording, posted on Islamist websites on Friday, Oct. 12th, he called on 'free and distinguished zealots for Islam' who attacked the consulate and protested outside other American embassies to 'continue their opposition to American crusader Zionist aggression against Islam and Muslims.'

The recording appeared on the Mujahedin al-Ansar website which carries statements from al Qaeda leaders."

So Ayman al-Zawahiri, a “leader” of al-Qaeda with the key to the executive nuthouse to prove it, has recorded a message intended to enflame the Muslim world.  Which is about as difficult to do as it is to find big hair at the Grand Ole Opry.

Now here’s the bit that bothers me: “free and distingushied zealots for Islam.”  Free as in no longer strapped to a gurney?  Or free as in lots of spare time given no marketable skills?  And who’s to decide what constitutes “distinguished?”  Are we talking Twitter followers?  “Likes” on Facebook?  Technorati rating?

       "Lindsay Lohan!  I love you!  Call me!  I’m on Linked In!!”

Perhaps there are zealots who are big deals in some countries and not in others.  What if I’m a big shot in Yemen but in Malaysia, just try and get a table at a halfway decent restaurant … ?

And how zealous do you have to be?  Can I just be really, really annoyed?  Do I have to throw a rock?  Do I have to strap C4 to my torso and wipe out some people on a bus?

You see what I mean with these ads?  You never know what it is they’re really looking for until you go to the interview, waste half a day, and then, “Oh, sorry, but you have no hostage-taking experience.”

But you couldn’t spell that out in the original message?  I had to get a babysitter... or I had to borrow my brother-in-law’s car…

(sigh).... People.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 14, 2012, 01:40:12 AM

Lara Logan on Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan: “I Knew We Were Being Lied To” (Video)
Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 8:19 AM

This was a powerful speech by a committed war correspondent. Despite the misinformation from the Obama administration and Democrat-media complex, Logan is determined to get the truth out about Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.

Lara Logan’s powerful speech:


Lara Logan 2012 BGA Annual Luncheon Keynote Speech

“Our way of life is under attack and if you think that’s government propaganda, if you think that’s nonsense, if you think that’s warmongering, you’re not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight.”

“In your arrogance, you think you write the script, but you don’t. There’s two sides and we don’t dictate the terms. In fact after eleven years of war in Afghanistan, we’re rushing for the exits as fast as we can, not only do we not dictate the terms, but we have less power to dictate anything on the world stage.”

“Ambassador Ryan Crocker said, ‘We’ve killed all the slow and stupid ones. The ones that are left are more committed and they didn’t become any kinder or gentler in the last eleven years.’

“‘Another thing he said. We think we’ve won the campaign and they haven’t even begun to fight.’”

“If you fail to identify the ideological component to this fight, if you fail to identify what your enemy is really fighting for, if you lie about who they really are, I don’t see how you can possibly have the right strategy.”

“There’s a narrative coming out of Washington, much of it driven by Pakistani lobbying money and by Taliban apologists. One of my favorite things to read about is how the Taliban today is so unlike the Taliban of 2001, they’re a more moderate, gentler kinder Taliban who just can’t wait to see women in the workplace occupying an equal role in society and great economic prosperity for all of Afghanistan and they don’t really want to take us back 3,000 years into that terrible place I witnessed.”

“And when I look at what’s happening in Libya, this big song and dance, whether this was a terrorist attack or a protest, and you just want to scream for god’s sake, are you kidding me, the last time we were attacked like this was the USS Cole which was a prelude to the 1998 embassy bombings which was a prelude to 9/11. And you’re sending FBI to investigate. I hope you’re sending in your best clandestine warriors who will go in to exact revenge and let the world know that the United States will not be attacked on its own soil, that its ambassadors will not be murdered and that the United States will not do nothing about it.”

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 14, 2012, 02:15:47 AM
        Campaign Poster of the Day

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 14, 2012, 09:30:37 AM

Looking back at the history of diplomatic outreach to Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union can be like looking at a Marx Brothers movie. It’s a long comedy of errors, but there’s no Groucho Marx waggling his eyebrows and toting a cigar to show us that the participants are in on the joke.

Like those long unfunny stretches involving Chamberlain promising peace in our time and FDR posing with Uncle Joe Stalin, our modern diplomatic outreach to Islamists is a comedy of horrible unfunny errors that lead to blood on the walls and not much else.

The February 17 Martyrs Brigade assigned to protect the Benghazi consulate, in lieu of the more provocative US Marines... who were pulled out in August by the Dept. of State... was actually run by the Muslim Brotherhood. 

Now Diana West notes in her column that Ansar Al-Sharia, the Islamist militia that reportedly led the attack on the Benghazi consulate was a spinoff of Feb 17. http://townhall.com/columnists/dianawest/2012/10/12/administration_welcomed_wolves_into_the_sheepfold

Imagine, pre-9/11/12, that you were responsible for arranging the defense of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.  Would you have considered American interests and personnel best protected by bringing in a local security outfit called the February 17 Martyrs Brigade?…

Meanwhile, Ansar al Sharia (“Supporters of Islamic Law”), the al-Qaida-linked militia believed to have led the consulate assault in September, is a spinoff of the February 17 Martyrs Brigade.

The Islamist militia that Obama turned to in order to provide security to the Benghazi consulate was affiliated with the Islamist militia that would attack the consulate.

The thin red line between the moderate Islamists trying to enforce Islamic law with AK-47s and the Islamic extremists trying to enforce Islamic law with AK-47s proved to be both very thin and very red.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 14, 2012, 10:17:06 AM
While Biden Laughed... GAS hit $6.45 a gal. ...
Orlando, Florida:

While Biden smirked the new leadership of Egypt has called for a war against the Jews...
"Egypt’s foremost Muslim Brotherhood official called on the Arab world Thursday to replace negotiations with Israel with “holy Jihad,” claiming that if Jews are allowed to pray on the Temple Mount they will destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and supplant it with the third temple."

While Biden chuckled an American woman was kidnapped in Afghanistan...
October 12, 2012 - Report: Canadian Man & American Woman Kidnapped in Afghanistan
Via Montreal Gazette

A Canadian man and an American woman, both civilians, have reportedly been abducted by gunmen in Afghanistan.

Citing anonymous sources, a media report from that country indicated the pair was kidnapped while travelling from eastern Ghazni province to the [note...the sentence wasn't completed..ed]

Afghan government officials have not yet commented on the incident, said the report by Khaama Press

Pak Tribune is reporting:[i] A resident of the area said on condition of anonymity that the kidnap victims were an American woman and a Canadian man. They were seized by the Taliban between Shashgaw and Salar areas of Syedabad district on Wednesday.  A Taliban commander in Syedabad, meanwhile, confirmed the abduction of the foreigners by the fighters. However, he refused to give details.[/i]

Only the Canadian media seem to be covering this. Will update when more info becomes available[/i]http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/213876.php

And who said this timeless phrase?:
  “For too long in this society we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over the common community.”

Why it was none other than Joe Biden.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 14, 2012, 10:57:35 AM
                            "White House LIE of the MONTH":
Obuma & Biden Were Never Aware Of Requests For More Libya Security!


During the hearing on Benghazi this week, it was known several requests were made to at least keep the security they had and even more was needed.  The requests were denied repeatedly.

Joe Biden, during the debate last night, denied there were security requests.  He used the word "WE" never knew. 
Why, especially leading up to the 9/11 anniversary, didn't they know and who is "WE"?

I call it Bull Sh!t!!!

Obuma skips Intel briefings, and 4 Americans died.

This video says it all:  

This administration has always blamed everything that happens on someone, something else.

They own this mess... period!

Update: So, according to Jay Carney, Obama, Biden and the White House are not part of the administration?


Again..... More B.S.!
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 14, 2012, 06:03:44 PM
So this guy, this skydiver guy, free falls 24 miles to Earth pursuing gum that fell out of his mouth, huh?  He jumped out of a capsule and fell 128,000 feet, breaking the speed of sound... only to land?

(There is absolutely no reason to have a picture of
Scarlett Johansson attached to this post and so I
am very ashamed.)

Anyway... Felix Baumgartner reached an unofficial speed of 704 miles an hour as he plunged toward the Earth with nothing but a space suit, helmet and parachute, his support team said.

"He had hoped as he plunged to be the first person to break the sound barrier — which is 761 mph at sea level, but is slower as one goes higher above Earth — without the protection of a vehicle.  However, his sponsor Red Bull said that it would await review and certification before saying whether he broke the speed of sound at any one point in his free-fall.  (CNN said he did.  I'm confused)http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/14/us/skydiver-record-attempt/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

"Mission Control, though, said during the jump that the skydiver did not “break the record for time elapsed” before pulling the parachute.

"Dubbed “Fearless Felix,” the Austrian helicopter pilot and former soldier had parachuted from such landmarks as the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro."

  "Big freakin' deal... what a putz"

Yeah... I agree, Scarlett.  Putz!... Idiot!

First of all, he fell out of a thing in the sky on purpose with a parachute for the television.  Yeah, real storming the beaches of Normandy stuff.  Try falling down a flight of basement stairs carrying a box of books and no one watching and having to employ survivalist tactics to survive 20 hellish minutes trapped without food or water.

Another thing: the speed of sound is measured by how long it takes for a kid to run home after hearing his mother yell, “Dinner!”

I still hold that record.

Wake me when somebody does something really daring, like give the Nobel Peace Prize to someone who has actually brought peace to some place somewhere..... z z z z z zzzzzzz.


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: readyaimduck on October 14, 2012, 06:11:01 PM
Time is only releavant to those living it in the present.
  Peace takes time and patience. 
Video capture is only but an egotistical "Look what I did, Mamma" dump in the toilet of offerings.
Good luck with the nominees in this word.

ready to check out....your thoughts
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 15, 2012, 01:52:54 AM
Time is only releavant to those living it in the present.
  Peace takes time and patience.  
Video capture is only but an egotistical "Look what I did, Mamma" dump in the toilet of offerings.
Good luck with the nominees in this word.

ready to check out....your thoughts

Time is only releavant to those living it in the present.
Not necessarily... imaginary time is indistinguishable from directions in space.  If one can go north, one can turn around and head south; equally, if one can go forward in imaginary time, one ought to be able to turn around and go backward.  This means that there can be no important difference between the forward and backward directions of imaginary time.  On the other hand, when one looks at "real" time, there's a very big difference between the forward and backward directions, as we all know.  Where does this difference between the past and the future come from?  Why do we remember the past but not the future?  For instances, disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases... like Obuma, who's living in the socialistic past.  I think it was Albert E. that said in his later years that, "... the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously."  

Peace takes time and patience.
I'm sorry but, there is no such thing as Peace.  It is just a faux word.  You can sign a peace treaty, make conditioned peace with friends, relatives and enemies, but trouble and strife will always remain until it raises its ugly head again.  Now "piece," that is something else. A piece of moms apple pie... a piece of cake... a piece of... no, I won't go there.

Video capture is only but an egotistical "Look what I did, Mamma" dump in the toilet of offerings.
Wrong!  A video, whether good or bad, happpy or sad, informative or dumb, is like a picture... worth a thousand printed words.

Good luck with the nominees in this word.
I take that to mean my nominees for the noble Nobel Prize.  I'm pulling for number 7.  Why?  I think it is the greatest invention to come along since the Chevy Volt.  I saw hundreds of them tonight watching the Green Bay- Houston game.  One of these two men should receive the Prize for a very important invention for the uses in sports, political conventions, the bedroom.

Steve Chmelar --
Originally created by Steve Chmelar in 1971, who constructed a giant hand out of hardware cloth and paper mache for the 1971 Iowa High School Athletic Association Boy's State Basketball Finals. Ottumwa Bulldogs vs Davenport West Falcons. A senior in high school, Steve's photo was taken by the Associated Press and published in the Des Moines Tribune and the 1971 Ottumwa High School Class Yearbook, the "Argus" in Ottumwa, Iowa.


Geral Fauss --
In 1978, a high school teacher named Geral Fauss invented the foam finger aka the "we are number one" foam hand, a highly successful and popular piece of sports merchandise. Geral Fauss taught industrial arts at the Cypress Fairbanks ISD in Cypress, Texas. The inventor had a love for design, technical illustration, drafting, and obviously sports.
In 1978, the football team at the high school where Geral Fauss taught had made it into the state finals. Fauss invented the foam finger to show support for the team, to raise funds for the industrial arts club, and as a project that his industrial arts class could produce themselves. The first prototype foam finger was actually made out of plywood and had a painting of a "number one" done in the school's colors. The success of the hand at his high school led Geral Fauss to venture into the sports merchandise business, by making hands to sell at the 1978 Cotton Bowl game (University of Texas Vs Notre Dame), and later by founding Spirit Industries for the large scale manufacturing of foam fingers. In 1979, the first polyurethane foam version of the product was produced by Spirit Industries.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: larryJ on October 15, 2012, 09:44:54 AM
I totally agree with the nice picuture of Scarlett.

Thanks, Warph.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 15, 2012, 01:33:36 PM
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 15, 2012, 10:49:04 PM

Okay... here is something about ass stupid as when Barack Insane-Hussein Obuma (not quiet, but almost) won the Nobel.  This year, the Nobel in Economics goes to two clowns who can help the single gals pick a husband.  LOL... and they don't even work for eHarmony.  Lloyd Shapley of UCLA and Alvin Roth of Stanford have been awarded the highest accolade that two numbers pushers could hope for, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics, but officially the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, the guy who invented dynamite.

And what was the signal contribution that merited such an honor over and above all other worthy contenders?  Something called “the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design.”

Shoot me now.

But wait!  There are actually real-world applications for this otherwise goofy collection of syllables:

Shapley and Gale show that the college admissions market is similar to the market for marriage, in which men propose to women, and each individual has views about the potential partners but those opinions don’t perfectly match couples up in an obvious way. Assuming that all proposals come from men, Shapely and Gale showed that to obtain a stable result, one that cannot be improved upon by swapping, the women need to employ a process of “deferred acceptance.”

What the hell does that mean, you ask?

At first, each man proposes to his favorite woman.  Some women will have multiple suitors and some will have none.  Rather than accept their favorite proposal, the women need to reject their nonfavorite proposals and just pocket the strongest one without accepting it.  Then the rejects can make a second proposal, and if any women find themselves liking their new offer better than the previously pocketed one they can switch their hold.  Repeat the process enough times, and, Shapley and Gale proved, the algorithm will lead to a stable match.

If they say so.... I guess.

Shapley and Gale’s algorithm have other uses, of course: matching students with schools and patients with kidneys.  Which is no small thing.  So hurray for them.

But I hope to collect my own prize next year, once my paper “Hydraulic Macroeconomics and Buffer Theory in Calculating Precise al Dente Cooking Times” is published in a peer-reviewed journal.  But given that I have no peers, that may prove difficult.


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 16, 2012, 01:53:59 AM
Never Count a Clinton Out


Oh, my, this is priceless.  From Peru, Hillary Clinton has "taken responsibility" for Benghazi.  No doubt, on its face, the act would seem to be a heroic effort to take the heat off the President and Vice President as the election nears.  But with the Clintons, nothing is ever as it seems.  Keep in mind that:

She did this the night before a real make-or-break debate for the President;

By doing it she made Obama and Biden look small and cowardly for seeking to throw her under the bus, thereby elevating her stature while diminishing theirs;

She did nothing to reduce the pressure on the President and Veep to take responsibility -- in fact, she increased it;

She ensured Libya and her move would be a major topic at the must-win debate for Obama tomorrow night (eliminating any possibility that extensive discussion of foreign affairs and Benghazi would be deferred for the foreign policy debate);

She raised the question -- which now may be put to Obama -- of whether she should be fired.  If she is asked, of course she may answer demurely that she serves at the pleasure of the President. In any case, he is now hamstrung; if he answers "yes," she should be fired, he infuriates a lot of Dems -- and potentially a lot of women, but if he answers "no," he risks seeming insufficiently upset about what happened to the independents;

She makes the best of a bad situation for herself.  Of course she is responsible for what happened -- at least she salvages some respect for her leadership by at least being willing to admit it (denying it wouldn't help her at all anyway in 2016 if she chooses to run).

Anyone who watched the Clintons throughout the '90's know that both of them are willing to evade accountability and responsibility to a virtually unbelievable degree if they perceive that doing so is to their political advantage.  It wasn't that she was worn down.  Hillary must have realized that by doing what she did, she at least takes some steps to salvage her own credibility -- while simultaneously heaving Obama and Biden under the bus they were aiming toward her.

Nicely played, no?
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 16, 2012, 02:11:16 AM
New Republican ad running in Ohio. The "Obama phone" lady has made her way into a new a Tea Party Victory Fund ad that will initially run in three Ohio counties.  The pitch is written by the Fund's titular chairman Ken Blackwell, Ohio's former secretary of state and, important for the messaging here, a black man:

“This is it-- this is the October surprise. We just need to get this ad on television today. Will you help us?

This commercial is a microcosm of the difference between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans want to create an environment where free people make their own choices and pursue their dreams. President Obama and the Democrats want to create a dependency on Government that ensures that Americans will continue to rely on Washington from cradle to grave.

What this lady said is so offensive because it's so blatant--she finally comes out and says what we all know that the Democrats really think. That's why this ad is so damaging to the President here in Ohio.

Let me tell you something, I'm from Ohio -- I was elected statewide as the Secretary of State, and Ohio State Treasurer--this ad is effective. If swing voters in this state see this ad, they simply will not support President Obama, and he will lose Ohio.”

The Ad:

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 16, 2012, 02:28:19 AM
If you want an "Obama Phone" check this out:


"Please foward this video to all your contacts.

This is the email I received bringing this to my attention and I just had to make a call and do a video.


I had a former employee call me earlier today inquiring about a job, and at the end of the conversation he gave me his phone number.

I asked the former employee if this was a new cell phone number and he told me yes this was his Obama phone.

I asked him what an Obama phone was and he went on to say that welfare recipients are now eligible to receive

I was a little skeptical so I Googled it and low and behold he was telling the truth. TAX PAYER MONEY IS BEING REDISTRIBUTED TO WELFARE RECIPIENTS FOR FREE CELL PHONES.


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Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 16, 2012, 06:04:12 PM
Obuma's Debate Prep II:



Don't make a Biden Mistake:


Stay away from a Benghazi & Middle East Questions




Go with these Answers:


Do All of these Things, You Should Come in A Solid Second:

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 16, 2012, 11:51:35 PM

The new F-35A CTOL coming to Luke Air Force Base  
(we hope, summer of 2015)




Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 17, 2012, 01:07:24 AM

Candy Crowley admitted she was wrong and Romney was right about Obuma admitting that Benghazi was a "Act of Terror on CNN after the debate.  I watched the tape Of Obuma on Sept. 12th in the Rose Garden... you should as well.  You will see that he said “No acts of terror” in the context of past Terror episodes (9/11/2001) and not in the context, at all, of saying that the Benghazi attack was an act of terror by a terrorist organization like he admitted in the debate.  Romney was dead-on in trying to explain this before he was rudely interrupted by Crowley and Obuma.

Moreover, if Obuma’s comment had been right, it probably would be worse for him, as he would have no excuse whatsoever for going to Las Vegas and Colorado before returning to the WH.

Bottom line... because of Obuma’s prevarication, and Crowley’s unfortunate, and uninformed, intervention in the debate on behalf of Obuma... Libya will overshadow the other debate issues, and be the topic of conversation this week.  Obuma can ill afford that outcome since he is running behind.

The Video: Look at 4:16 seconds of the tape.


Also... check out the full transcript of the debate on Fox:  

....and the full video on the debate:


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 17, 2012, 04:26:50 PM

It is amazing to me how you liberals suck up the lies Obuma & Biden spew out of their filthy mouths.  They haven't a leg to stand on, so they lie.  And you liberals eat it up.... chomp... chomp!

Romney, again, won the debate even tho' Obuma had Crowley on his side helping him along the way.

And the key reasons for the Romney win was substantive:

1. Romney made very clear the case against Obuma's economic record and Obuma's rebuttal about 5 million jobs was pathetic.

2. Romney injected the China issue, big time, and tapped into a strong public sentiment on the issue.

3. Romney made the effective case that Obama is anti-oil, coal, and gas and that this has doubled gas prices. 

4. Romney was very effective in differentiating himself from Bush-43 and in establishing that, unlike the GOP of the past, he was for small businesses not big businesses.

5. Romney rebutted the attacks on him over Chinese investments.  Obama didn't want to talk about his chinese investments.

6. Romney explained his tax plan well and to everyone's satisfaction.  Obama blew his tax plan... again.

7. Obama lied in trying to make us believe that he always felt Libya was a terror attack when in fact we all heard him blame the movie.  It took him 14 days before he admitted it was a terror attack. 

Obama scored points over the 47% statement by Romney, immigration, and by his response to the accusation that he went to Vegas after the murder of the Ambassador.

But this debate goes to Romney.  It seals his momentum and will lead to a big win.

Your thoughts, Liberals.... anyone?

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on October 17, 2012, 05:06:09 PM
Warph, ,
I damn sure aint a liberal---you will have to wait until some "moderates " and "those from the center" to answer you but I do have some thoughts on last nights debate. Unlike the first debate Obummer seemed to have answers to the questions right away---that is not a characteristic of him unless he knows what the question is going to be. For them to say he did not know what questions were going to be asked is absolute hog wash--IMO. When Romney would ask him a question that he hadn't rehearsed the answer, he sit there like a nimrod---just like the first debate. When ol Candy had to answer for him about the "terror attacks", tell me that wasn't prearranged ? Then it turns out to be a big fat lie. Wonder who will be the moderator of the next debate---Joy Behar ? Maybe Gap Tooth Letterman ?
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 17, 2012, 05:35:51 PM
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Patriot on October 17, 2012, 05:37:03 PM
I damn sure aint a liberal---

You're not?  Well heck!  Now I gotta return your Christmas gift and get you sumthin different.   :-\
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 17, 2012, 05:45:25 PM
Give it a shot... no need to tell y'all how mine turned out.

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Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on October 17, 2012, 08:25:38 PM
WHAT ! I did this thing and it has George Wallace winning !! OK that a fibber---mine showed Romney wining by a land slide---I hope I'm right.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 18, 2012, 01:29:16 AM

WOW.... Mexico doesn't want their own people back!

Three cheers for Arizona!

The shoe is on the other foot and the Mexicans from the State of Sonora, Mexico do not like it. Can you believe the nerve of these people? It's almost funny. The State of Sonora is angry at the influx of Mexicans into Mexico !!!

Nine state legislators from the Mexican State of Sonora traveled to Tucson to complain about Arizona's new employer crackdown on illegals from Mexico.  It seems that many Mexican illegals are returning to their hometowns and the officials in the Sonora state government are ticked off.  A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora was in Tucson on Tuesday to state that Arizona's new 'Employer Sanctions Law' will have a devastating effect on the Mexican state.  At a news conference, the legislators said that Sonora, Arizona's southern neighbor... made up of mostly small towns... can not handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools that it will face as Mexican workers return to their hometowns from the USA without jobs or money.

The Arizona law, punishes Arizona employers who knowingly hire individuals without valid legal documents to work in the United States.  Penalties include suspension of, or loss of, their business license.  The Mexican legislators are angry because their own citizens are returning to their hometowns, placing a burden on THEIR state government.

'How can Arizona pass a law like this?' asked Mexican Rep Leticia Amparano-Gamez, who represents Nogales.  'There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona,' she said, speaking in Spanish.  'Mexico is not prepared for this, for the tremendous problems it will face as more and more Mexicans working in Arizona and who were sending money to their families return to their hometowns in Sonora without jobs,' she said 'We are one family, socially and economically,' she said of the people of Sonora and Arizona.

Wrong!   The United States is a sovereign nation, not a subsidiary of Mexico, and its taxpayers are not responsible for the welfare of Mexico's citizens.  It's time for the Mexican government, and its citizens, to stop feeding parasitically off the United States and to start taking care of its/their own needs.

Too bad that other states within the USA don't pass a law just like that passed by Arizona.  Maybe that's the answer, since our own Congress will do nothing!

***New Immigration Laws:

1. There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.

2. All ballots will be in this nation's language.

3. All government business will be conducted in our language.

4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here.

5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office.

6. Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs. Any burden will be deported.

7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

8. If foreigners come here and buy land... options will be restricted. Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.

9. Foreigners may have NO protests; NO demonstrations, NO waving of a foreign flag, no political organizing, NO bad-mouthing our president or his policies. These will lead to deportation.

10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted and, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All assets will be taken from you.

Too strict?  ***The above laws are current immigration laws of MEXICO !***
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 18, 2012, 01:49:22 AM
WHAT ! I did this thing and it has George Wallace winning !! OK that a fibber---mine showed Romney wining by a land slide---I hope I'm right.

You're right on, Jar... and if anyone gives you any lip about it, you can always quote them that famous Marine comeback: Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.

Then watch them head for the hills.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on October 18, 2012, 09:12:51 AM
But Warph,I have no catapult or big ass rocks . Will a beeny flipper and small pebbles do the trick ? All this sounds cruel but not as cruel as someone telling me to "pound dirt up my butt  ". This is my first day out of my bunker since I was told to do that dastardly deed---and then ,only after I built a chastity belt and wearing it backwards !!!
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Patriot on October 18, 2012, 10:01:37 AM
---and then ,only after I built a chastity belt and wearing it backwards !!!

Now that visual is almost as scary as Obummer getting reelected and the dems holding the Senate.... not quite, but almost.   :o

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on October 18, 2012, 11:25:26 AM
Quote from Patriot:
almost as scary as Obummer getting reelected and the dems holding the Senate

Well crap, just got brave enough to come out of my bunker, then you say something that sends me scurrying right back into it !!!
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Patriot on October 18, 2012, 12:02:36 PM
Well crap, just got brave enough to come out of my bunker, then you say something that sends me scurrying right back into it !!!

Bawk! Bawk!  C'mon... fight the good fight.  We need your smiling (even if toofless) face in the battle.  Besides, you don't wanna completely deplete you bunker Budweiser supply.


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 18, 2012, 11:20:57 PM
The Christian world is reeling from the discovery of an ancient document
suggesting that Jesus was married.  And by "reeling from" I mean "not in
the slightest bit affected by."  Here's why:

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 19, 2012, 12:55:36 AM


IN FOCUS: USAF Targets Long-Range Strike Bomber  

By: Dave Majumdar Washington DC 12:00 15 Oct 2012  Source:  Flight International

The US Air Force is developing a new stealth bomber to counter growing anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) challenges around the world - but the programme faces enormous challenges in the face of declining US defence outlays. The Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) is part of a so-called "family of systems" being designed to ensure US forces can hold any point on Earth that may be at risk from aerial attack. The Long Range Strike family of systems - particularly the new bomber - is the centrepiece of the Pentagon's emerging "AirSea Battle" construct.


On 17 February, US secretary of defense Leon Panetta told a mainly air force audience at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana that maintaining the USA's bomber fleet was "extremely important" as was "putting money into developing a new bomber - so we're going to do both of those". "We're going to maintain this bomber fleet. We're going to keep it in place. We need it for forward projection. We need it for power projection in the Pacific; we need it for power projection in the Middle East," he added.

The LRS-B project is considered so important to future US military strategy in the Western Pacific and Middle East that the programme is proceeding despite a $487 billion reduction in the Pentagon's budget covering the next 10 years.

F-35 Lighting II



F-35 Lighting II (JSF) is a extremely advanced 5th generation Stealth Strike Fighter of the near future.it is expected to be in service by 2015.it come in three variants : F-35A (USAF) , F-35B VSTOVL (USMC) & F-35C (USN)....
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on October 20, 2012, 10:16:08 AM
Matthews belongs in the loony bin along with Biden, DWS, Pelosi and a whole slew of those other  idiots in DC.

MSNBC's Matthews claims it's unconstitutional for Romney to challenge Obama
By Bradley Blakeman

Published October 19, 2012

This week, MSNBC “star” Chris Matthews made the following statement, clearly speaking out of frustration as he watched President Obama wilt under the scrutiny of the second presidential debates where he was challenged repeatedly by Republican Mitt Romney.

“I don’t think he understands the Constitution of the United States…He’s the president of the United States. You don’t say, ‘you’ll get your chance.’”

Chris Matthews was angry with Romney challenging the president on his record during the course of an election to unseat him.

Imagine that.

Matthews should be angry about the president’s poor performance not with Romney’s tenaciousness in seeking the truth.

But here's the truth, that Matthews hasn't seemed to have learned: the respect you give is the respect you get. If the president wants respect than he better stop acting like a potentate and more like a president of the United States. Romney gave the president the respect he deserved at the debates and during the course of the election.

You would think Matthews would know what is in the Constitution and what is not.

Nowhere in the Constitution does it set forth that a president of the United States is above the people and cannot and should not be challenged. Is that not what a presidential election is all about – challenging an incumbent president on his record?

The Founding Fathers specifically limited the powers of the president and did not exempt a president from abiding by the laws of the land in the same manner and to the same extent as the average citizen.

America was founded because of our dissatisfaction with a monarchy run by kings and queens who were above the people. The problem is that Matthews thinks that not only he is above the people but President Obama should be as well.

The president of the United States in the Oath of Office swears to the following:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Prior to the debates mainstream media bigs could craft the coverage of the race as they saw it and in the manner they wanted to communicate it. The problem for them now is that they cannot tell the people what to think when they watched the debates themselves in real time and formed opinions without the need for explanation or editorializing. Their “power” over the people has been marginalized and the liberal media can’t stand it.

I have news for Matthews: there is no greater responsibility a president has than to preserve, protect and defend the Constitutional protection of a citizens’ freedom of speech -- presidents are neither immune from it nor protected from it.

I suggest that someone needs to stuff Chris Matthews' 2012 Christmas stocking with a copy of the US Constitution.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 20, 2012, 02:40:55 PM
Matthews belongs in the loony bin along with Biden, DWS, Pelosi and a whole slew of those other  idiots in DC.

MSNBC's Matthews claims it's unconstitutional for Romney to challenge Obama

Right... the guy reminds me of a mean school yard bully.  He's MSLSDs biggest lush but keeps making those trips to the bank.



Ah, yes... Remember when?

Funniest clips of the famous SNL President Debates. Focused mainly on the best of them all, the Bush vs. Gore debates with Dana
Carvey filling in as George Bush Sr. Cannot forget the 'Maverick' either!

What politics is all about.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 21, 2012, 04:18:46 PM


Help You Don't Need:
"Governor Romney's argument is, 'We're not fixed, so fire him and put me in.' It is true we're not fixed. When President Obama looked into the eyes of that man who said in the debate, 'I had so much hope four years ago and I don't now,' I thought he was going to cry. Because he knows that it's not fixed." --Bill Clinton campaigning for Obama -- Or is he? ???


On Cross-Examination:
Candy Crowley displayed blatant bias Tuesday, both in the selection of questions from left field and the outrageous and inaccurate "fact-checking" of Mitt Romney mid-debate. But that was hardly surprising from a Leftmedia talkinghead who described Romney's choice of running mate Paul Ryan as "some sort of ticket death wish" because of Ryan's efforts to reform the entitlement programs of Medicare and Social Security before they bury our nation in debt.

Crowley helped Obama secure a narrow "win" on style points in CNN's post-debate poll asking, "Who won the debate?" But digging deeper in the same poll -- on questions of substance -- we discover that when asked who would better handle the economy (58-40), health care (49-46), taxes (51-44) and the deficit (59-36), Romney won handily. Of course, the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 21, 2012, 05:01:01 PM

I am convinced that this year, Christmas will fall on November 6th when Santa Claus, recognizing who's been naughty and who's been nice, will do the right thing and fill our Christmas stocking with Mitt Romney and a Republican Senate.

The part I don't get is why politicians who have been voted out of office in early November are then allowed to hang around until the third week of January, creating all sorts of mischief.  What takes them so long to pack up and clear out?  If you're fired from a job in the real world, you're expected to leave the premises and not let the door hit you in the ass.  That being the case, why is a politician allowed 75 days to clean out his desk and hand over the keys?  I mean, if we really wanted the stiff to keep voting, we wouldn't have elected the other guy.

Speaking of other guys, back in 2006, someone who seemed to have his head screwed on right said, "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

Who would have ever guessed that Senator Obuma would ever wind up being a speechwriter for Mitt Romney?

When it comes to currency manipulation, I have tried to figure out why it's so terrible when China does it, but not equally despicable when Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve engage in it in order to help finance Obuma's profligate ways.

Left-wingers are always nattering on about separation of church and state, pretending that they're quoting verbatim from the Constitution, but they're never the least bit concerned about the actual gulf that exists between socialist policies and the Constitution.

Liberals are like those little toys that, once wound up by the media, their professors or political hacks like Harry Ried, Dick Durbin and Al Franken, will shuffle off until they bump up against a wall of reality and logic.  Because they can't get through the obstruction and because they refuse to learn from the experience, they just keep butting their tiny heads against the wall until they wind down and topple over.

It is for that reason that even after four years of the worst administration in America's history, they continue to rally around an arrogant, incompetent, flop like Obuma.  Who else but Obuma would go on "The View" and actually refer to himself as "eye candy?"  :P Who else but Obuma would kill an annoying fly during a TV interview and boast, "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker."  ::)

On the other hand, all things considered, bringing down the pesky insect was a lot more impressive than hogging all the glory after the Navy Seals risked their lives taking out Osama bin Laden.  :D

I, along with most normal people, thought it was pretty creepy when Chris Matthews confessed, after listening to an Obuma speech, that he had felt a thrill running up his leg.  Nov. 6th, that thrill running up Matthews leg will be running down both legs and the color will be brown.

Not to be outdone, left-wing columnist David Brooks once reminisced, "I remember distinctly sitting on Obuma's couch, looking at his pant leg and its perfect crease, and thinking he's going to be president and, moreover, he'll be a very good president."
I wonder what it could possibly be about Barack Obuma that leads left-wing pundits to channel their inner Barney Frank.

Finally, as much as I enjoyed the old-fashioned walloping that Romney gave Obuma during the Denver debate, I got a lot more laughs out of guys like David Axelrod and Al Gore trying to explain it all away as if it had merely been a bad dream.  The biggest kick of all was hearing Gore insist that the reason Obuma appeared to be in a coma was because he had arrived in the Mile High City mere hours before the event.

Apparently, Gore was under the impression that Obama had walked the entire way.

I suppose at the very least we should all be grateful that for the first time ever, the big clown refrained from blaming a natural disaster on global warming.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 21, 2012, 05:07:02 PM

A Secret Service agent was found passed out drunk while doing advance work in Miami for the president's trip. It's too much security. You do not have to drink a beer from every keg in the city just to make sure that the one the president gets is not poisoned.

Lance Armstrong was cited in a thousand page report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Friday. The report said Lance masked the most sophisticated doping program in the history of sports. Bud Selig was gracious when he was informed the record is no longer his.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released tons of evidence to show Lance Armstrong used steroids. They got Steven Spielberg to admit he didn't use special effects in E.T., he used a double. That was Lance Armstrong riding his bicycle across the sky at the age of forty.


Space Shuttle Endeavor was towed from the Los Angeles airport to the California Science Museum. It survived one hundred and thirty million miles in outer space. However, after just fifteen minutes in Los Angeles, someone opened a car door and put a dent in the side panel.

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner waved to Internet viewers Sunday before leaping out of a rocket plane in the stratosphere. The world watched in awe. He free-fell to earth from over one hundred thousand feet, setting a new world record previously held by Facebook stock.


President Obama crammed for Tuesday night's debate at a vacation resort in Virginia in preparation for his battle with Mitt Romney. They clearly don't like each other. The president really got testy when Mitt Romney claimed that a YouTube video killed Big Bird.


Mitt Romney met Billy Graham in North Carolina and asked Rev. Graham to pray for him. He needs it. Earlier that day the White House took away Mitt Romney's Secret Service detail and replaced them with embassy security from the State Department.


Argo starring Ben Affleck is a true story of a U.S. spy posing as a movie producer in Iran during the revolution. He rescued six U.S. hostages. It's such a crowd pleaser that President Obama just blamed the next three U.S. embassy attacks on the movie.


Saudi Arabia condemned last month's terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya after it was confirmed by the State Department to Congress Wednesday. It's appreciated. As we all know, Saudi Arabia condemns all acts of terrorism except the ones they sponsor.


The Supreme Court agreed to rule on Arizona requiring voters to show a photo ID at polls. They also have a test question. They ask you who won the Battle of the Alamo, and if you say they did, they hand you a ballot and if you say we did, they call Homeland Security.

Democrats planned a Million Big Bird March to support taxpayer funding for Sesame Street and Big Bird. The bird signifies cheer, kindness and brotherhood. About the only nice thing that Democrats won't say about Big Bird is how many poor people he could feed.


Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was probed for using campaign donations to decorate his house. He was just treated at the Mayo Clinic for bi-polar disorder and was reportedly seen drinking at a bar in Washington D.C. Rod Blagojevich deserves to have some time knocked off his sentence for not appointing him to Barack Obama's Senate seat.

The Wall Street Journal reports that more and more Americans are moving overseas to look for career and business opportunity. Thousands are fleeing abroad. Now people in other countries will know what it's like to lose their American jobs to a foreigner.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 22, 2012, 03:07:01 AM

Barney Frank Retires for Dream Job at TSA

Barney Frank in action at TSA:

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 22, 2012, 03:30:17 AM
Liberal activist describes her "get out the vote" initiative.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 22, 2012, 03:50:51 AM

Top 10 Future Fighter Aircraft - 2020  


The World's Only INVISIBLE airplane  


                This Is Mind Blowing!

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 22, 2012, 05:45:01 AM
Mitt Romney Jokes and One Liners at Al Smith
dinner with President Barack Obama  

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 22, 2012, 07:58:29 PM


If I Were Moderator of Tonight’s Debate - My Questions:

President Obama:

1. What did five say to six? (Assumes familiarity with numbers in sequence.)

2. If you could be anything other than a really bad president, what would you suck at?

3. Why is the Near East closer to the Far East than the Middle East is, which should be in the middle?

4. If you were a Muslim, how many wives would you embarrass?

5. What is the optimal number of dead Americans?

6. If you apologized for repeatedly apologizing, would that make you really sorry?

7. Who can bench press more, Paul Ryan or Vice President Biden’s ego?

Governor Romney:

1. If you spin around real fast, how many positions can you hold simultaneously?

2. Would you abort Obamacare or put portions up for adoption?

3. How many women does a binder hold? And are your binders made in China? Will your Cabinet consist of formerly bound women?

4. If you were a Mormon, how many wives would you embarrass?

5. If elected, do you promise to eventually think up a budget plan?

6. If you lose the popular vote but win the electoral, will you reconsider your college-loan stance? Assuming you have one?

7. As governor of Massachusetts, you stated flatly that you would close plants that did not meet environmental standards, even if it meant losing jobs, and that taxes should be used to promote energy conservation. If you could go back in time and had only one bullet, who would you shoot: Hitler or your former self?

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 23, 2012, 03:09:51 AM
The following guide will translate commonly
used terms by democrats and the rest of the
left wing media into real life meanings that
we can all understand:

Democrat Term <> Real Life Meaning
Arsenal of Weapons <> Gun Collection
Delicate Wetlands <> Swamp
Undocumented Worker <> Illegal Alien
Cruelty-Free Materials <> Synthetic Fiber
Assault and Battery <> Attitude Adjustment
Heavily Armed <> Well-protected
Narrow-minded <> Righteous
Taxes or Your Fair Share <> Coerced Theft
Commonsense Gun Control <> Gun Confiscation Plot
Illegal Hazardous Explosives <> Fireworks or Stump Removal
Non-viable Tissue Mass <> Live Unborn Baby
Equal Access to Opportunity <> Socialism
Multicultural Community <> High Crime Area
Fairness or Social Progress <> Marxism
Upper Class or “The Rich” <> Self-Employed
Progressive, Change <> Communism
Homeless or Disadvantaged <> Bums or Welfare & Leeches
Sniper Rifle <> Deer Rifle with scope
Investment For the Future <> Higher Taxes
Healthcare Reform <> Socialized Medicine
Extremist, Judgmental, or Hater <> Conservative
Truancy <> Homeschooled
Victim or Oppressed <> Criminal or Lazy Good-For-Nothing
High Capacity Magazine <> Standard Capacity Magazine
Religious Zealot <> Attends Church
Fair Trade Coffee <> Overpriced Yuppie Coffee
Exploiters or “The Rich” <> Employed or Land Owner
The Gun Lobby <> NRA Members
Assault Weapon <> Semi-Automatic handgun
Fiscal Stimulus <> New and Higher Taxes
Same Sex Marriage <> Legalized Perversion
Mandated Eco-Friendly Lighting <> Chinese Mercury-Laden Light Bulbs
Accepted Fact <> Leftist Media Lie
Middle Class <> Victims of Socialism
Tax Cuts for the Rich <> Real Economic Stimulus
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 23, 2012, 04:35:20 PM
Karl Rove on Obama’s performance:


Rove: A couple points we had sort of Louis XIV moments by President Obama.

Obama: “I said when I would take the shot, I’d take the shot.”

Rove: Well, wait a minute Mr. President, you didn’t take the shot, the SEALs took the shot at Osama Bin Laden. And, then at another point he said, “The nation, Me…” and then proceeded to describe what the nation wanted to do. And, I thought it was a little unusual because again it came across as just a little pompous at times –
Louis XIV masquerading as president

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 23, 2012, 04:58:26 PM
Anonymous Releases Video – Promises
Bomb Attack in US on November 5th

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 3:30 PM


Here’s the transcript:

Dear citizens of the world,
We are anonymous. As of today 200 kilograms of composite Nitroglycerin and commercial explosives have effectively been concealed in a government building, situated in the united states of America. on the 5th of November 2012 the device will detonate remotely via the transmission control protocol, leaving behind severe consiquences. We would like to advise that the contraption is built inside a tamper proof apparatus sensitive to physical intrusions or attempted disarmament, thus resulting in the desired effect, if the military grade device is found before the 5th of November. there is no intention, risks or circumstances what so ever to cause harm to innocent people, but we can not, say the same for the people who are the real terrorists, oppressors and war creators.
we are anonymous
we are legion
we do not forget
we do not forgive
on the 5th of November, you will expect us.

Let’s hope the FBI nails these goofballs for their terror threats.  You don't think it's the WH that is doing this, do you?


Response to @FawkesSecurity Threat:

Greetings from....
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                                   __/ |                          
This message is to the media:
Earlier tonight, the Twitter account @FawkesSecurity posted a link to a pastebin and a YouTube video that stated the following:
"As of today 200 kilograms of composite Nitroglycerin and commercial explosives have effectively been concealed in a government building"
Let us be perfectly clear: Anonymous is not a terrorist organization. Anonymous does not use bombs. Anonymous does not condone violence in any way. Anonymous supports justice and universal equal rights. We support peaceful protest.
At this time, we are not sure whether or not @FawkesSecurity is trying to troll, or if he's trying to discredit the name of Anonymous in the eyes of the world. Maybe @FawkesSecurity's twitter and YouTube account was hacked. Perhaps this is the FBI's way of trying to label Anonymous as terrorists so they can begin using the NDAA against us.
Either way, f__k whoever posted that threat.
We are Anonymous
We are legion
We do not forget
We do not forgive
Expect us

Oh hum....Z z z zzzzzzzzzz

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 23, 2012, 10:56:10 PM
A Nice Graphic About the U.S. Criminal Injustice System  

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 24, 2012, 02:31:18 AM

For those of you who have never traveled to the west, or southwest, cattle guards are horizontal steel rails placed at fence openings, in dug-out places in the roads adjacent to highways (sometimes across highways), to prevent cattle from crossing over that area. For some reason the cattle will not step on the “guards,” probably because they fear getting their feet caught between the rails.

A few months ago, President Obama received and was reading a report that there were over 100,000 cattle guards in Colorado . Colorado ranchers had protested his proposed changes in grazing policies, so he ordered the Secretary of the Interior to fire half of the cattle guards immediately!!

Before the Secretary of the Interior could respond and presumably try to straighten him out, Vice-President, Joe Biden, intervened with a request that.. before any cattle guards were fired, they be given six months of retraining.

And these two clowns are running our country!!

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 24, 2012, 12:45:17 PM

Obama's College Classmate: ‘The Obama Scandal Is at Columbia’
Greg Hengler
Blogger, Townhall.com

Normally I don't give a rip about the "I know something you don't know about Obama" story, but this one is absolutely fascinating. Wayne Root over at the Blaze penned this beauty. Here's a how he concludes:

Why are the college records, of a 51-year-old President of the United States, so important to keep secret? I think I know the answer.

If anyone should have questions about Obama’s record at Columbia University, it’s me. We both graduated (according to Obama) Columbia University, Class of ’83. We were both (according to Obama) Pre-Law and Political Science majors. And I thought I knew most everyone at Columbia. I certainly thought I’d heard of all of my fellow Political Science majors. But not Obama (or as he was known then- Barry Soetoro). I never met him. Never saw him. Never even heard of him. And none of the classmates that I knew at Columbia has ever met him, saw him, or heard of him.

But don’t take my word for it. The Wall Street Journal reported in 2008 that Fox News randomly called 400 of our Columbia classmates and never found one who had ever met Obama.

Now all of this mystery could be easily and instantly dismissed if Obama released his Columbia transcripts to the media. But even after serving as President for 3 1/2 years he refuses to unseal his college records. Shouldn’t the media be as relentless in pursuit of Obama’s records as Romney’s? Shouldn’t they be digging into Obama’s past–beyond what he has written about himself–with the same boundless enthusiasm as Mitt’s?

The first question I’d ask is, if you had great grades, why would you seal your records? So let’s assume Obama got poor grades. Why not release the records? He’s President of the free world, for gosh sakes. He’s commander-in-chief of the U.S. military. Who’d care about some poor grades from three decades ago, right? So then what’s the problem? Doesn’t that make the media suspicious? Something doesn’t add up.

Secondly, if he had poor grades at Occidental, how did he get admitted to an Ivy League university in the first place? And if his grades at Columbia were awful, how’d he ever get into Harvard Law School? So again those grades must have been great, right? So why spend millions to keep them sealed?

Third, how did Obama pay for all these fancy schools without coming from a wealthy background? If he had student loans or scholarships, would he not have to maintain good grades?

I can only think of one answer that would explain this mystery.

Here’s my gut belief: Obama got a leg up by being admitted to both Occidental and Columbia as a foreign exchange student. He was raised as a young boy in Indonesia. But did his mother ever change him back to a U.S. citizen? When he returned to live with his grandparents in Hawaii or as he neared college-age preparing to apply to schools, did he ever change his citizenship back? I’m betting not.

If you could unseal Obama’s Columbia University records I believe you’d find that:

A)   He rarely ever attended class.

B)   His grades were not those typical of what we understand it takes to get into Harvard Law School.

C)   He attended Columbia as a foreign exchange student.

D)   He paid little for either undergraduate college or Harvard Law School because of foreign aid and scholarships given to a poor foreign students like this kid Barry Soetoro from Indonesia.

If you think I’m “fishing” then prove me wrong. Open up your records Mr. President. What are you afraid of?

If it’s okay for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to go on a fishing expedition about Romney’s taxes (even though he knows absolutely nothing about them nor will release his own), then I think I can do the same thing. But as Obama’s Columbia Class of ’83 classmate, at least I have more standing to make educated guesses.

It’s time for Mitt to go on the attack and call Obama’s bluff.

Had there been ANYONE in the "press" who looked objectively at Obuma's past, he never would have made it to the election in 2008.  I've seen terrorists whose information is more available than this nitwit's.

The "media" has been a complete failure in protecting any sort of honesty or truth going as far back as Walter Cronkite... who decided the war in Vietnam was lost in spite of the FACT that we won it, hands down.  The likes of Chris Matthews and his buds are too busy humping Obama's leg to figure it out.

Obuma belongs in jail, not in office... but he has one incredible ally... the idiotic electorate.  Most new voters thought it would be "cool" to have a black president... no matter that he had not a single accomplishment or qualification to even run for the office, let alone win.  These uninformed fools have inflicted this bum upon us, and will likely try to do it again this November.

This despicable clown is not only not doing his job, he has no earthly idea what his job IS.  Not a clue!

Truthly, I was in shock when Obuma was elected!  With his experience no company would hire him as a supervisor, much less a CEO; no college or university would hire him as Department chair, much less Dean; and NO city, town or village would hire him as city manager!  Why in the name of heaven would we elect him to be the leader of the free world.  He had been a rabble rouser demagogue while in college, community organizer, state senator (many votes of "present") and a inferior Senator for close to 150 days.  What was he prepared to do?  Nothing... Zero... Ziltch!


Folks.... for G-d's sake, figure it out... and deselect this phony from office in November... or else he will undoubtedly appoint more fat, ugly warts like these last two Supremes, and we will be in serious trouble for the next two generations.


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 25, 2012, 12:24:41 AM

Where do you stand?  Select the set of candidates, then answer the 20 questions,
and you'll get compared to those candidates:


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 25, 2012, 03:33:45 PM

The Real Reason Behind Benghazigate?

By Frank Gaffney

President Obama's once-seemingly-unstoppable march towards reelection hit what he might call "bumps in the road" in Benghazi, Libya late on September 11, 2012. It might be more accurate to describe the effect of the well-planned and -executed, military-style attack on a diplomatic facility there as the political equivalent of a devastating improvised explosive device on the myth of the unassailability of the Obama record as Commander-in-Chief.

Thanks to intrepid investigative reporting - notably by Bret Baier and Catherine Herridge at Fox News, Aaron Klein at WND.com and Claire Lopez at RadicalIslam.org - and information developed by congressional investigators, the mystery is beginning to unravel with regard to what happened that night and the reason for the subsequent, clumsy official cover-up now known as "Benghazigate."

The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have now taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East. Starting in March 2011, when American diplomat Christopher Stevens was designated the liaison to the "opposition" in Libya, the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, the leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

Once Qaddafi was overthrown, Chris Stevens was appointed as the ambassador to the new Libya run by Belhadj and his friends. Not surprisingly, one of the most important priorities for someone in that position would be to try to find and secure the immense amounts of armaments that had been cached by the dictator around the country and systematically looted during and after the revolution.

One of the places in Libya most awash with such weapons in the most dangerous of hands is Benghazi. It now appears that Amb. Stevens was there - on a particularly risky day, with no security to speak of and despite now-copiously-documented concerns about his own safety and that of his subordinates - for another priority mission: sending arms recovered from the former regime's stocks to the "opposition" in Syria. As in Libya, the insurgents are known to include al Qaeda and other shariah-supremacist groups, including none other than Abdelhakim Belhadj.

Fox News has chronicled (http://video.foxnews.com/v/1913235018001/) how the Al Entisar, a Libyan-flagged vessel carrying 400 tons of cargo, docked on September 6th in the Turkish port of Iskenderun. It reportedly supplied both humanitarian assistance and arms - including deadly SA-7 man-portable surface-to-air missiles - apparently destined for Islamists, again including al Qaeda elements, in Syria.

What cries out for further investigation - and debate in the remaining days of this presidential election - is whether this shipment was part of a larger covert Obama effort to transfer weapons to our enemies that could make the Iran-Contra scandal, to say nothing of Operation Fast and Furious, pale by comparison?

Investigative journalist Aaron Klein has reported (http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/this-is-what-benghazi-consulate-really-was/) that the "consulate in Benghazi" actually was no such thing. He observes that, while administration officials have done nothing to correct that oft-repeated characterization of the facility where the murderous attack on Amb. Stevens and his colleagues was launched, instead they call it a "mission." And what Klein describes as a "shabby, nondescript building" which lacked any "major public security presence" was, according to an unnamed Middle Eastern security official, "routinely used by Stevens and others to coordinate with the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari governments on supporting the insurgencies in the Middle East, most prominently the rebels opposing Assad's regime in Syria."

We know that Stevens' last official act was to hold such a meeting with an unidentified "Turkish diplomat." Presumably, the conversation involved additional arms shipments to al Qaeda and its allies in Syria. But it may also have involved getting more jihadi fighters there. After all, Klein reported last month (http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/sources-slain-u-s-ambassador-recruited-jihadists/) that, according to sources in Egyptian security, our ambassador was playing a "central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria."

It gets worse. Last week, Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow and former career CIA officer Clare Lopez observed (http://www.radicalislam.org/analysis/arms-flow-syria-may-be-behind-beghazi-cover) that there were two large warehouse-type buildings associated with the so-called "consulate" whose purpose has yet to be disclosed. As their contents were raided in the course of the attack, we may never know for sure whether they housed - and were known by the local jihadis to house - arms, perhaps administered by the two former SEALS killed along with Amb. Stevens.

What we do know is that the New York Times - one of the most slavishly pro-Obama publications in the country - reported on October 14, 2012 article that, "Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster."

In short, it seems President Obama has been engaged in gun-walking on a massive scale. The effect has been to equip America's enemies to wage jihad not only against regimes it once claimed were our friends, but inevitably against us and our allies, as well. That would explain his administration's desperate, and now-failing, bid to mislead the voters through the serial deflections of Benghazigate.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 25, 2012, 06:46:11 PM
Obama bites the hand that feeds him

Former President Clinton has been working overtime to drag Barack Obama across the finish line in this year’s election. Clinton has been hands-down President Obama’s most effective advocate. His personal credibility may not be substantial, but unlike Obama, Clinton produced a non-disastrous presidency. Thus, his overall credibility vastly exceeds that of the current president.

So how is Obama awarding Clinton for his heavy lifting? By throwing Clinton’s wife under the Benghazi bus, it appears.  

On Friday, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that responsibility for the consulate in Libya fell on the State Department, not the White House.

This followed Joe Biden’s (LIE)  claim during the Thursday debate that “we” (apparently meaning Biden and Obama) knew nothing about the Libya mission’s request to the State Department for extra security.  

To save his political career, Obama would throw his own grandmother under the bus she supposedly rode to her job at the bank everyday because his grandfather thought it would be racist to give her a ride. And Biden’s 2016 presidential ambitions (no, I’m not joking) provide him with an extra incentive to see Hillary Clinton become the fall-gal for Benghazi.

How is Bill Clinton taking this? According to author Ed Klein, he is not taking it lying down. Klein says that sources close to the Clinton are telling him that Bill Clinton has assembled an informal legal team to discuss how the Secretary of State should deal with the issue of being blamed for not preventing the Benghazi terrorist attack last month.

Bill Clinton is furious.  

Klein says that the Clintons are contemplating the option of Hillary resigning in the event Obama continues to make her the scapegoat. But this would be a very risky play. If she resigned before the election, Democrats would never forgive her for undermining Obama’s reelection chances in a fit of pique. If she resigned after the election, assuming an Obama victory, the president probably would happily accept it, and she would be out in the cold. That might not be a terrible place to be considering what a second Obama term likely would hold in store. However, Hillary would be leaving under a cloud.

Hillary’s leverage is at its peak now, when Bill is leading the Obama reelection charge and when a sudden resignation would represent a huge setback for Obama. The Clintons can try to use this leverage to halt White House efforts to scapegoat Hillary. Then, they can hope the issue blows over.

However, the Benghazi story isn’t likely to blow over. And after November 6, the Clintons can do nothing to avoid the scapegoating of Hillary by the Obama administration.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 26, 2012, 01:31:11 AM

Obama Moves Colorado To China

Posted on October 26, 2012 by stevengoddard

“I want to build on the progress we’ve made. Doubling clean energy. I want fuel efficient cars and long-lasting batteries and wind turbines manufactured here in China!”

....little slip of the tongue there, Barry? ???


Is Obuma Starting To Look Like Satan?


Just wondering....

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 26, 2012, 01:46:08 AM
Remember this?

“Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

“Coal-powered plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost on to consumers.”

- Barack Obama

In this January 2008 clip, Barack Obama admits that, under his Cap and Trade plan (or Cap and Tax as it's more accurately called) "energy prices would necessarily skyrocket." The most accurate cost estimate puts this "skyrocketing" at about $3,900 per year per household. Doesn't really sound like the formula for economic recovery to me.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 26, 2012, 01:52:52 AM

Hard to believe that it has been 33 years since
President Carter was attacked by a killer bunny.


Jimmy seems to be more relaxed now.  Wonder Why?

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 26, 2012, 02:02:27 AM
Clintons Have A Chance To Redeem Themselves

Bill saved Obama in September and can finish him off now. Hopefully Candy Crowley and her knee pads will go down the drain alongside Barack.

"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered additional security for the U.S. mission in Benghaziahead of the terrorist attack but the orders were never carried out, according to “legal counsel” to Clinton who spoke to best-selling author Ed Klein. Those same sources also say former President Bill Clinton has been “urging” his wife to release official State Department documents that prove she called for additional security at the compound in Libya, which would almost certainly result in President Obama losing the election."

Oh, golly gee... I think I posted this before.  Oh well....
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 26, 2012, 02:22:12 AM
Why did PBS FRONTLINE electronically alter the signature of one of the world’s most distinguished Physicists in their report “Climate of Doubt’?


Posted on October 25, 2012 by Anthony Watts

UPDATE: PBS admits to this as being a mistake, see below – Anthony

Petition Document and signature in question:


Note at 20:29 how the signature is electronically blurred, while other text and the writing “PHYSICS” is quite readable.

I’d seen that document before, and last night, I located it:


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 26, 2012, 02:57:27 AM
OMG!… Obama Campaign Releases Ad Comparing
Voting for Obama to Losing Virginity (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:44 PM

War on Virgins–
Team Obama released a web ad today comparing voting
for Obama to losing your virginity.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Jo McDonald on October 26, 2012, 08:43:26 AM

                                       HOLY CRAP !!!!!   

  That IS without a doubt the most STUPID, IDIOTIC thing I have ever heard !

  Who in their right mind would ever vote for him in the first place -- and now having this for an incentive?????  NOT hardly.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 26, 2012, 02:55:50 PM
LOL... will said, Jo  :laugh: ;D :laugh:
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on October 26, 2012, 08:35:56 PM
Quote from Warph:
LOL... will said, Jo   

 Hey Warph, if you want to laugh and be jolly then haul your laughing ass to the coffee shop thread. This is the political thread reserved for negative, haters and bullies !!
( just joking buddy ) :D
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 27, 2012, 03:11:27 AM
War on Virgins– featuring LENA DUNHAM
Team Obama released a web ad today comparing voting
for Obama to losing your virginity.



Steven Crowder will have you howling with this parady
of the Barack Obama voting virgin.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 27, 2012, 05:15:04 AM

Hey Jarhead... I have some hot intel on Obuma and I'm going to pass it along to you.  It's going to be in Xinshvt code because I don't want it to get out into the wrong hands... you know.. the coffee shop progressives.  Ok, here goes:

On the 9th of October, 2012, an Iranian Kilo Class 636 submarine had been about to attack an Allied convoy in the Gulf of Oman when it was forced to surface by one of our navel ships, the USS Bulldog, protecting the convoy.  The Iranian crew surrendered.

A Marine Special Ops Unit climbed into the conning tower and began a search of the deserted submarine.  The bookshelves still contained books of every description... navigation manuals, seamanship manuals, code books and signal books.  The USS Bulldog's telegraphist pointed to an interesting piece of equipment that looked like a Matrix computer. This, along with all the books from the shelves, was transferred with utmost care to USS Bulldog. It was important that everything was kept dry as the code books and signal books were printed in ink that disappeared if they were dropped in seawater.

On USS Bulldog's arrival back in the States they were met by a representative from Snickers, (like the candy bar) who photographed every page of every book.  The 'interesting piece of equipment' turned out to be an Matrix-Eingolob Computer, and the books contained the Matrix codes being used by the Iranian Navy.

This Naval message dated 10th October reads: "a) Capture of Iranian Kilo Class 636 submarine is to be referred to as b} Operation Bluto.  Operation Bluto is to be treated with greatest secrecy and few people allowed to know as possible..."

The Navy brass were anxious to make sure that the Iranians did not find out that Kilo 636 and its codebooks had been captured.  All the Marines and Sailors who took part in the operation were sworn to secrecy.  If the Iranians had found out, they would almost certainly have changed their computer codes. 

Also found aboard the submarine was this video: 


I'm passing it on to you for safe keeping because there is a black suburban parked outside my house with government plates and four individuals dressed in black.  The video was dropped on my table at Starbucks while I was ordering a pumpkin spice latte and a chonga bagel last week.... why, I do not know.  With this video was a note explaining the above story.  So don't panic... it is important that you well keep it in a safe place and for heaven sakes, DON'T TELL ANYONE ABOUT THIS.  You'll know what to do after you decipher this following code:


Get back to me if you are able.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 27, 2012, 02:44:49 PM

North Korean dictator orders execution by mortar

By: John Hayward
10/26/2012 08:57 AM

There’s a general presumption in geopolitics that most national governments are, by and large, rational actors. They might be sinister and ruthless, and they’ve all got their little quirks, but for the most part they’re sane.

And then you’ve got Kim Jong-Un, the gibbering lunatic who runs North Korea. He’s the third generation of psychotic “leadership” that tortured country has endured. He’s turning out to be a clever little demon.

Kim Jong-Un has been purging the North Korean military of officers he perceives as a threat. His latest victim was Kim Chol, vice-minister of the army. The minister was arrested for being insufficiently glum during the officially mandated mourning period for North Korea’s previous dictator, Kim Jong-Il. Allegedly, he was “drinking and carousing” during the mandatory days of sorrow. (For most North Koreans, “drinking and carousing” means finding water that isn’t contaminated with bacteria, but the military lives much better than the peons.)

This show of disrespect for the previous Dear Leader left Kim Jong-Un so distraught that he ordered the vice-minister not only executed, but erased. ”Leave no trace of him behind, down to his hair,” the executioners were told.

So they ranged in a mortar on a particular spot, forced Kim Chol to stand there, and then lobbed a mortar round into his lap, blowing him to smithereens.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on October 27, 2012, 09:18:11 PM
Warph, would that be the Mother Ship, comrade Louis Farrakhan spoke of ? If so, I missed the boat because it took me 16 hours to break the code.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 28, 2012, 03:04:16 AM

Obama is Asked for His ID Before Voting

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 28, 2012, 03:05:31 AM
Top Ten Reasons Obama Kept Biden on the Ticket

1. Biden remarks to Obama every morning how handsome he looks today.

2. He tells Obama everything he does is a “gutsy move.”

3. Biden promised to have a red light implanted on his forehead that turns on every time he is about to say something stupid.

4. Obama hopes Biden will help with voters who don’t speak English.

5. Biden has a copy of Obama’s college transcripts.

6. Biden threatened to strip down to his underwear and commit hari-kari in front of the Air and Space Museum.

7. The only 3 am phone call Obama gets is Biden sobbing to keep his job.

8. Biden promised to eat fish three times a week to improve brain function.

9. He promised to campaign mostly in Guam.

10. Michelle really likes Biden’s comb over.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 28, 2012, 03:36:51 PM


Obama Would Double Down in a Second Term

By David Limbaugh

              Do you know what's scarier than the possibility that President Obama could be re-elected? It's that in a second term, he would double down on his failed policies.

Don't take my word for it; he's admitted it on the campaign stump.

In a speech to his fellow cultural icons in Hollywood, he said, "Everything we fought for in 2008 is on the line here in 2012. And I need your help to finish what we started. ... We've come too far to turn back now."

Note that Obama did not say this:

"My agenda obviously isn't working, so I have decided to make major adjustments. Rest assured that my wholesale failure to get the economy moving again, to create jobs, to reform entitlements and to reduce deficits and debts will not be repeated in a second term.

"I will quit misleading the public with the absurd claim that 7.8 percent unemployment is encouraging, especially when so many have quit looking for work and many who are working have only part-time jobs. I'll stop insisting that I have proposed cutting $4 trillion from spending, when the lion's share of those "cuts" were either forced by Republicans or not scheduled expenditures (on the wars) in the first place. Truth be told, my most recent 10-year budget projects annual average budget deficits of almost $1 trillion -- $9.5 trillion over the next decade. Nor will I throw away hundreds of billions on ill-conceived stimulus plans and green energy boondoggles. I'll also quit making meaningless, unintelligible statements like, 'I will grow the economy from the middle out.'

"I'll quit punishing and bad-mouthing American businesses and entrepreneurs, calling them soft and lazy and accusing them of not building their businesses. I'll finally allow the private sector to breathe. I'll discontinue my empty talk about expanding opportunity until I prove I'm serious about pushing individual responsibility instead of expanding the dependency class. I'll never again accuse the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of taking foreign money and demanding it prove otherwise when I have absolutely no proof it occurred. I'll quit waging war on the coal, natural gas and oil industries. I'll stop taking credit for growing domestic oil production, as any increases have occurred on private, not public, lands. I'll get out of bed with labor unions, Occupy Wall Street and ACORN at the expense of business, producers and the democratic processes. And I'll quit scaring seniors at the expense of future generations.

"I'll quit apologizing for America, groveling to dictators and mistreating our allies, especially Israel, and I'll stop this insane gutting of our military. I'll cease the class, race and gender warfare; sorry about that. I'll quit dishonoring the conscience rights of health care providers. Recognizing that health care costs are soaring and that tens of millions are still falling through the cracks under Obamacare, I will finally defer to the will of the people by repealing Obamacare and implementing market reforms. At long last, I will fulfill my cynical promise to be transparent; I'll quit carefully scripting my news conferences and evading questions, lest the public continue with the false impression that I am actually on top of current events and can answer tough questions off the cuff.

"I will fight my admitted propensity to be intellectually lazy and to avoid the unglamorous aspects of my job to pursue my passions of campaigning and community organizing. This means I'll delegate less to bogus blue-ribbon commissions formed to give me political cover to avoid commitments I have no intention of honoring, such as deficit reduction. It also means I'll start attending national security briefings, play less golf and cut back on extravagant taxpayer-funded vacations.

"I'll rein in my hyper-politicized Justice Department and make sure it begins honoring the Second Amendment, stops shaking down banks and discontinues its crusade to administer justice in a race-conscious manner. I'll quit bragging about killing Osama bin Laden and implying that his elimination spells the end of our war on terror, especially after the recent attacks in Egypt and Libya. I'll man up and admit these attacks were preplanned, not the result of a controversial video, and that we failed to take precautions to protect our embassies. I'll also stop blaming President Bush for my failures and accept responsibility for my actions as any mature adult would do."

Sadly, you'll never hear anything like this, because Obama is psychologically incapable of admitting his mistakes and ideologically bound to repeat them. He still evidences no concern over our crushing national debt and our declining military power and influence in the world, and he gives no indication that he has any confidence in the private sector to rebound on its own, despite presiding over the worst economic recovery and longest periods of high unemployment in 50 years.

If Obama is re-elected, he'll finish the job he started, all right. Bank on it.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on October 29, 2012, 02:58:25 PM

                       Don't Lie... Obuma Hates The Competition

I won’t beat around the bush.  I watched all of the GOP debates, I watched the Biden-Ryan debate and I even sat through all three of the presidential debates, and I don’t think it’s fair that I only get one vote that can be canceled out by the vote of one of those louts who got a free cell phone, thanks to Obuma, or one of the guttersnipes who befouled our streets as a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

In spite of that, I am feeling pretty confident about the upcoming election.  It’s not just that Romney buried Obuma in the first debate and more than held his own in the final two, or that Hoe Biden, when confronting Paul Ryan, came across like one of those bizarre-looking characters who were always menacing Batman and Dick Tracy.  I just figure that when Big Bird tells Obuma not to use his name in vain and even the AARP tells Team Obuma: “While we respect the rights of each campaign to make its case to voters, AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign.  AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party.”

I know, I know.  I, too, started chuckling when I got to the part where they claimed to be nonpartisan.  You sure could have fooled me when they worked harder to push through ObumaCare than Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Henry Waxman, put together.  Still, if I were Obuma, my blood would have run cold when I realized that even the AARP was deserting me.

Like a great many conservatives who were tuned in to the final debate, I kept waiting for Romney to nail Obuma to the wall over all the lies that he, Hoe Biden and Susan Rice-Aroni, have told regarding the attack on the Libyan consulate.  But I then realized that if the moderator, Bob Schieffer, wasn’t going to bring it up, Romney was wise to leave it alone.  For one thing, even the lap dogs in the mass media are finally pressing the issue, no longer leaving it to Fox News to demand answers.  The bottom line is that the media simply won’t allow left-wing politicians to treat them with the same contempt that both display towards the American public.

For another thing, if it had been Romney who brought up the White House cover-up, it would have wound up like the petty squabbling that broke out during the second debate, when Romney pushed Obuma to come clean about there being a reduction in the number of oil leases that had been granted on federal land over the past few years.  After all, when a guy is running for president, he doesn’t want to come across like a seven year old yelling “You did so!” while the other brat is yelling “Did not!” in rebuttal.

The Democrats spent six months painting Romney as a wealthy robot who didn’t concern himself with the plight of others, but all Romney had to do in the first debate was to speak honestly without having his words filtered through the liberal media.  Once he did that, the voters got to see a man who was decent, compassionate and, best of all, ready and able to restore America’s greatness.

On the other hand, the Obuma they saw was the one that the rest of us had seen since Day One: an arrogant, lazy, narcissistic, incompetent, who wanted nothing less than to radically transform America in his own socialistic image.

Prior to the third debate, David Axelbutt and the rest of Obuma’s handlers had attempted to win back the female vote by portraying Romney as a warmonger.  Watching the propaganda roll out, I was reminded of 1964, when LBJ destroyed Barry Goldwater by pretending that the Arizona senator only wanted to be the president because he yearned to get his finger on the nuclear trigger.

It took people a while to wake up to the fact that Goldwater had more character in his big toe than Lyndon Johnson had in his entire body.  As for warmongering, it was sweet irony that Johnson met his own Waterloo over his mishandling of the Vietnam War.  He went from garnering over 61% of the vote in 1964 to failing to get his party’s nomination four years later.

Something that far too many Americans can’t seem to grasp is that a robust American military doesn’t cause wars, it helps prevent them.  Still, when war is inevitable, winning is a far better option than losing.

One of the problems with Democrats is that they still believe, as they did during the frostiest days of the Cold War, that a unilaterally disarmed America sets an example that will be copied by our enemies.  It was idiotic when our enemy was the Soviet Union, an evil empire that had already gobbled up all of Eastern Europe, and it is no less idiotic when we have to deal with enemies in North Korea, the Islamic world and a Russia governed by a neo-Stalinist like Vladimir Pooptin, who learned everything he knows about diplomacy while heading up the KGB.

The idea that, in spite of the fact that Obuma’s own Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, has stated that a cut in our defense budget would threaten our national security, Obuma could only defend the cuts by telling Romney that we no longer need horses and bayonets.  But, then, this is the same creep who pulled security out of the Benghazi consulate because the impression that things were stable in Libya was more important to his re-election campaign than the lives of Ambassador Stevens and his three colleagues.

As of the first of the year, thanks to sequestration, the military budget will be automatically slashed by half a trillion dollars.  And anyone who believes Obuma when he says the Pentagon is just fine with those cuts shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near sharp objects, heavy machinery or a voting booth.  In the present circumstances, sequestration is a fancy term for castrating the U.S. military.  During the debate, however, Obuma, who did absolutely nothing to avert the lunacy in the first place, confidently announced that it would never take place.

For a brief moment, I was reassured.  But then I remembered that in 2008, he vowed he would slash the national debt by five trillion dollars; that he would work to bring people together, including Democrats and Republicans in Congress; and that he would lower the unemployment rate to 5.6% by the end of his first term.

Fool Americans once, shame on you.  Try to fool us twice, you better remind Michelle to start packing up Bo’s chew toys along with the kids’ video games and the White House silverware.

And don’t forget to leave the key under the mat.

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Post by: jarhead on October 29, 2012, 08:02:09 PM
Could Hurricane Sandy delay the election?
 By L.V. Anderson of Slate
Slate Explainer: If millions of people don't have power on Election Day, state officials could postpone the vote.

As Hurricane Sandy batters the East Coast, many people in the storm’s path are preparing for days of power outages. Meanwhile, pundits are asking how the storm could affect the outcome of the presidential election. If there are still widespread power outages on the East Coast come Nov. 6, could the election be postponed?

Yes, but the details of the postponement would vary state by state. Many states have constitutional provisions or statutes that detail their ability to suspend or reschedule an election in the event of an emergency. For instance, a section of the election law in Maryland (which is being hit heavily by Sandy) allows the governor to postpone an election or specify alternate voting locations when issuing an emergency proclamation, and it allows the state election board to “petition a circuit court to take any action the court considers necessary to provide a remedy that is in the public interest and protects the integrity of the electoral process” in the event of extraordinary circumstances that don’t constitute a state of emergency. As for states without specific provisions of statutes, the governor could still reasonably use his or her emergency powers to suspend the election during a state of emergency. The exact person or people who get to decide whether an election is postponed or extended varies from state to state, too; in some cases, it’s the governor or the secretary of state, while in others the power belongs to the state board of elections.

State and local courts, too, have on rare occasion suspended elections. In 1985, a county court (at the request of the county’s election board) suspended a state election because of flooding and rescheduled the election for two weeks later. And on Sept. 11, 2001, a New York state judge suspended local primary elections due to the terrorist attacks.

Since the United States Constitution grants states the authority to administer all elections, even federal elections, the federal government does not explicitly possess the power to suspend or postpone a presidential election. However, Congress does have the right to mandate the timing of federal elections, and since the Presidential Election Day Act of 1845 presidential elections have been held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in election years. Hypothetically, given Congress’ authority over the timing of federal elections, Congress could pass a law regarding emergency rescheduling of a federal election. Similarly, the president could use his emergency power in such a way as to disrupt states’ ability to conduct elections, but this has never happened (and would likely be highly controversial if it did happen).

Although states may reschedule a canceled or suspended election at their discretion (or according to their individual election laws), they must choose their presidential electors by the “safe harbor” deadline, which is six days before the Electoral College votes. This year, the Electoral College convenes on Dec. 17, which means that even if states do postpone their elections because of Sandy, they must choose their electors by Dec. 11.

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Post by: Warph on October 29, 2012, 11:52:42 PM
I have mentioned this a number of times in my posts:

Supreme Court is the biggest issue in this election

By Jonathan Bernstein

Ezra Klein argues that the 2012 presidential election is more important than most because it will decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act — and more broadly, the future of health care in the United States.

He’s certainly correct that the future of the ACA is at stake, although if Democrats wind up holding even in the Senate or even gaining a bit, then some sort of deal is still very possible. But as important as that is, I don’t think it’s the No. 1 thing at stake.

That thing is the Supreme Court.

It’s likely that the next president will replace at least one justice. If Mitt Romney wins next month and his party benefits from an improved economy by 2016 (not a certain scenario, but one that wouldn’t be surprising), then we’re talking about eight years and a very good chance of putting four justices on the bench.

In other words, not only is there a fair chance that the rough balance that the court has maintained for a couple of decades could be broken, but a new balance — either somewhat more liberal or quite a bit more conservative — could get locked in for a very long time.

Remember, there hasn’t been a strong ideological flip on the court since George H.W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to replace Thurgood Marshall. Some ideological movement isn’t unusual; Clinton nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg is probably more liberal than the moderate Byron White, and solid conservative Samuel Alito replaced the moderate conservative Sandra Day O’Connor. Those were nudges, however.

If Romney wins the presidency and holds it for eight years, he very likely would replace not only moderate conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy (born in 1936) with someone closer to Alito, but he also would probably have the chance to replace either Ginsburg (both in 1933) or Stephen Breyer (1938). On the other hand, if Obama wins, it’s possible that he could wind up replacing at least one conservative justice, perhaps Kennedy or Antonin Scalia (also 1936). 

Granted, the reason that ideological change is rare is because most justices appear to time their resignations to assure a somewhat similar replacement. It’s far more likely that Scalia would retire with Romney in the White House than with Obama still there. But of course court vacancies are not always timed that way, and the court has been aging. There’s every possibility that we’re finally about to get some major ideological change.

The changes in the nation that could result from such a change on the court are breathtaking. And no, I’m talking not just about abortion or marriage, although it certainly would affect those. On every issue that’s at stake in the election, whether it’s the economy or executive power in national security or climate or yes, health care, a court in which Chief Justice John Roberts is the median voter would be enormously different from one in which, say, Elena Kagan is in the middle. Or, more to the point: A nation with a court in which Roberts decides split cases will rapidly become very different than one in which Kagan decides them.

None of this is guaranteed, neither the retirements nor the ideological bent of their replacements, but it is reasonably likely. I think it’s the biggest issue in the election, and I’m not sure it’s even close.

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Post by: Warph on October 30, 2012, 12:26:21 AM

     "Flag of Freedom vs. Flag of Not, American Flag vs. Obama’s inappropriate
     ‘O’ flag for sale at his online store"

"Obama’s new ‘O’ flag looks disturbingly like the bloody handprints at the
US embassy/consulate in Libya that was attacked on September 11 by Muslim terrorists –
equally disturbing is that requests for additional security were denied by the Obama administration"

Obama's Narcissistic Personality Disorder Flag:


I understand they are not selling well at all.  You
probably can get one for free after Nov. 6th.
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Post by: Warph on October 30, 2012, 12:52:53 AM
Huge Ohio Turnout at Romney Rallies, Romney Now Ahead of Obama in Ohio  

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is resonating with more Ohio voters per the latest polls — as of this morning’s Rasmussen poll, he leads Barack Obama by 2 points in the swing state.

While Obama is braying about even more ugly, inefficient wind turbines to be funded by taxpayers, Romney is talking about real jobs. The turnout of Ohio voters for Romney at rallies has been awesome, even with inclement weather.


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Post by: Warph on October 30, 2012, 10:48:33 AM
An email from Anthony who is stuck with ex-girlfriend Sandy:

I am blogging from an undisclosed secret hidden underground location (Einstein’s Bagels) because I woke up to no power.  And if I don’t have my coffee in the morning, I die inside.  And I make everyone around me wish they were dead.

Starbucks was closed, which caused me to throw a rock.  And I want to apologize to the young couple I hit.  You were just in the way.

Brew Ha-Ha, a local Starbucks competitor, was also closed, and so they have lost the favor of my custom for the next six months.

Dunkin Donuts has no place to sit comfortably, considering that I travel with at least $50,000 worth of digital gear in the event the Mayan apocalypse occurs and Mayan hell has spotty Wi-Fi.

New York City got hit wicked bad.  Almost FOURTEEN FEET of water in Battery Park City, and lights out south of 39th Street, which comprises my old hood.


But here I am, stuck in this fresh hell called Delaware.  A state so insignificant, even Delaware Online, the main news source here, privileged the damage caused to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, even though the southern part of the state was hit very hard.

I’m about to take off and scope out the rest of the area, looking for looters, burglars, and other political types.


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Post by: Warph on October 30, 2012, 11:25:36 AM
A Tweet from Obuma in the middle of Sandy hitting the east coast:

by: Barack Obama @BarackObama


This weird, insulting-to-women tweet from our self-absorbed, 10 year old President Obuma, sent in the midst of the monstrous Hurricane Sandy slamming the East Coast, flooding major cities and endangering the homes and lives of millions of Americans.

Get a clue, Mr. President.... for once, try to NOT make it about you or your election.

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Post by: Warph on October 30, 2012, 12:28:52 PM
This campaigning cancellation feels so, so un-Obuma-like.  Since when has Barack I. H. Obuma cancelled ANY campaign appearance?  Most definitely not after the US consulate attack and massacre in Benghazi, Libya, when after his Rose Garden address, he quickly skedaddled off to Las Vegas and then to various TV appearances.

Hmmmm.... this deviates from his modus operandi re-election strategy.

Either he is trying to undo the uproar from voters that has swelled over his self-driven interests after the Benghazi terrorist attack, or he fears for his own safety from Mother Nature in Virginia and will hang out in the White House until Sandy blows over... or he realizes that voter turnout in Sandy’s path will be non-existent... or Obuma has been abducted by a UFO and a remarkably lifelike, more compassionate Obuma Robot has taken his place in the Oval Office.  

Take your pick.

Reported by Weasel Zippers:

Obama Cancels Campaign Events For Hurricane Sandy… Didn’t Cancel Anything After Benghazi Terror Attack…:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is canceling campaign appearances in Northern Virginia on Monday and Colorado on Tuesday so he can monitor Hurricane Sandy. The storm is currently forecast to make landfall along the Eastern seaboard at that time.

Obama is still scheduled to make campaign visits to Orlando, Fla., and Youngstown, Ohio Monday before returning to the White House. Other changes to the campaign schedule will be announced as warranted.

The White House says Obama is being regularly updated on the storm. He has directed his team to work to bring all available resources needed by state and local governments preparing for the storm, which could affect a third of the country with high winds, heavy rains and flooding.

Now, this is more like the Obuma we’re grown to distrust…

Reported by Gateway Pundit:

Obama Flies to Florida on Sunday Night Then Cancels Rally & Flies Back to DC to Play Hero:
Barack Obama flew to Florida last night then decided this morning to cancel his campaign rally.

The president flew back to Washington DC this morning to play hurricane hero.

Look for nonstop reporting on Obama’s selfless heroics in the days ahead.

Maybe he can enlist more cute little kids to sing another creepy song about his awesomeness…

....Or maybe he is writing his "Farewell Speech".... Warph
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Post by: Teresa on October 30, 2012, 01:00:00 PM
During a recent Romney campaign stop, a heckler from the audience hollered, "Hey Mitt , where are you hiding your tax returns?

Governor Romney politely responded, "I've found a very secure place that I'm certain they won't be found."

The insistent heckler, then shouted, "And just where is that, dummy"?

Governor Romney smiled and said, "They are underneath Obama's college records, his passport application, his immigration status as a student, his funding sources to pay for college, his college records, and his Selective Service registration.

"What's your next question?"

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Post by: Warph on October 30, 2012, 06:54:39 PM
Dead on, Mitt... dead on.  :laugh: :laugh:

Charles Krauthammer today on Fox's Special Report:

“Well, he says he’s not concerned about the impact on the elections. I’m sure he’s very sincere on that. But it is a little odd that he shows up in the Briefing Room where he hasn’t shown up in the Briefing Room for what, a month-and-a-half? For Libya or for anything else for that matter. Then you get the photo-ops of him in the Situation Room deploying I guess the utility crews who restore power all over America. Where you would think he might want to use the Situation Room to convene high level people during the night hours when our people were under attack in Benghazi. It’s hard to look at this, playing the president, playing the Commander in Chief in what’s a natural disaster that really doesn’t require a lot of from the White House. It’s up to the governors mostly. The White House and the government release money. That’s all they do and he’s really good at releasing money.”

LOL... Sandy and Obuma have something in common, Charley… they are BOTH natural disasters.
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Post by: Warph on October 30, 2012, 06:59:26 PM

Obuma's sutter reminds me of Max

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Post by: Warph on October 31, 2012, 11:48:16 AM

The craziest, most nail-biting elections in U.S. history

You may be surprised to learn that Bush-Gore doesn't even crack the top 3

by Paul Brandus
posted on October 31, 2012, at 6:18 AM

In case you haven't been paying attention: The presidential election is shaping up to be very, very, very close. The scenarios are mind-boggling. One possibility: Mitt Romney could win the popular vote but lose what counts: the electoral college. It would be fitting revenge for Democrats still angry about the Bush-Gore debacle from 2000. The opposite could also occur: Obama, popular in voter-rich California, New York, and Illinois, could win the most votes but be edged out in the electoral college.

Perhaps the craziest of all is the possibility of Romney and Biden winning. You heard that right: a Romney-Biden administration. Imagine, if you will, that Obama and Romney wind up with an electoral college tie of 269-269 (a very slim possibility). It takes 270 to win. So what happens?

The House of Representatives decides. Under Article 12 of the Constitution, each state gets one vote, according to which party dominates that state's House delegation. There are more Democrats in California's House delegation, and more Republicans in Texas', for example. And so forth. Since more state delegations in the House are controlled by Republicans, there's no question who they'd award the presidency to: Mitt Romney.

But the VP would be picked by the Senate. And the Senate is controlled — and is likely to be controlled after election day — by the Democrats. Who would they vote for? You guessed it: Joe Biden.

Bizarre (or hilarious) as that would be, it would hardly be unprecedented. The election of 1800 was equally screwy, and the contests of 1824 and 1876 were also ones for the books. All three make the 2000 mess seem almost like a picnic. Judge for yourself:

1800: Thomas Jefferson vs. Aaron Burr
In the early days of the republic, electors each cast not one, but two electoral votes for president. Adding to the confusion: There was no such thing as "election day" as we know it now. States voted whenever they felt like it over a period running from April to October. It was a long, drawn-out, and often confusing process.

The republic was just 24 years old when Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr squared off against President John Adams and Charles Pickney. Yet electors gave both Jefferson and Burr — who were on the same ticket — 73 electoral votes apiece. Adams got 65, and Pickney 64.

So what do you do in the event of a tie? The Constitution said the House of Representatives would decide. Since Jefferson and Burr got the most electoral votes, the former running mates suddenly became rivals. Voting went on for days, with ballot after ballot. Finally, after 36 ballots, the tie was broken: Thomas Jefferson was declared the president-elect. Aaron Burr was declared vice president. But Jefferson, at this point, didn't trust Burr and gave him nothing to do.

In an unrelated matter, by the way, Burr later shot and killed Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury secretary, in a duel.

1824: John Quincy Adams vs. Andrew Jackson  
Jackson (you know him from the $20 bill) crushed John Quincy Adams, the son of our second president, John Adams, in both the popular vote (41 percent to 31 percent) and in the electoral college (99 to 84). Yet Adams won. How could Adams lose both the popular vote and electoral college yet win the White House?

Unfortunately for "Old Hickory," as Jackson was known, there were two other men on the presidential ballot in 1824: William Crawford of Georgia, who received 41 electoral votes, and Henry Clay of Kentucky, who got 37. Because the four men received a combined 271 electoral votes, Jackson had a plurality but not a majority. He needed 136, but had only 99.

Once again, it was up to the House. Because the 12th Amendment to the Constitution said that only the top three presidential candidates could be considered, Clay was out. He threw his support to Adams, and on Feb. 9, 1825, the House gave Adams 138 electoral votes. John Quincy Adams — loser of both the popular vote and, at first, the electoral college — would become the sixth president of the United States.

Now, a story like this can't be told without a little dirt. After all, it's presidential politics. Just before the results of the House election became public, an anonymous letter appeared in a Philadelphia newspaper. Said to be from a member of Congress, it accused Clay of selling his support to Adams if Adams made Clay secretary of State. Jackson and his supporters were outraged over what they called "the corrupt bargain."

Clay did indeed become secretary of State in the Adams administration.

This is also a cautionary tale. You've got to be careful what you wish for. John Quincy Adams hated being president. He called it the "four most miserable years of my life." One reason: He was hounded at every turn by Jackson and his supporters. In 1828, both would clash again when Adams sought re-election. This time, Jackson got his revenge, crushing Adams in both the popular vote and winning a majority of the electoral college. Adams later spent 17 years in Congress — the only president to do so after leaving the White House.

1876: Samuel Tilden vs. Rutherford Hayes
It happened again: A candidate lost after getting the most popular votes and the most electoral votes on election day.

In addition to snagging 51 percent of the popular vote, New York Gov. Samuel Tilden (D) won 184 electoral votes — one short of winning the White House. His rival, Ohio Gov. Rutherford B. Hayes (R), won just 48 percent of the vote and 165 electoral votes. Here's the catch: Twenty other electoral votes in several states were disputed and went uncounted. The states: Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina and Oregon.

In all three southern states, it looked like Tilden won the popular vote. But there were allegations of fraud (ink-smeared ballots and bribery) and voter intimidation. Chaos ensued. In Florida, for example, the Republicans said they won by 922 votes. Democrats say they did — by 94 votes.

Meantime, in Oregon, both Democrats and Republicans agreed that Hayes won the state. But when the Democratic governor found out one Republican member of the electoral college was a federal worker (a postmaster) and ineligible to serve, he replaced him with a Democrat. The Republican elector promptly resigned his post office job and said that as a private citizen, he would cast his electoral college vote for Hayes.

All four states submitted two sets of electoral vote counts each to Congress, all with different results. To untangle the mess, Congress set up an electoral commission: five members of the House, five members of the Senate, and five Supreme Court Justices.

By the way, there's absolutely nothing in the Constitution saying this is how an election standoff was to be resolved. After much maneuvering, the commission voted along party lines — 8 to 7 — to award the disputed electoral votes, and the presidency, to Hayes.

But it still wasn't over. Democrats threatened to filibuster the counting of electoral votes to keep Hayes from winning. In 1877 — just weeks before inauguration day — Democrats gave in, with one big string attached. Republicans must agree, they said, to withdraw all federal troops from the South. This was just a decade after the civil war. The GOP agreed — and thus the Compromise of 1877.

And you thought Bush-Gore was messy...
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Post by: Warph on October 31, 2012, 10:11:21 PM

The photo below was taken at La Bastille Plaza in Paris, during the election celebration for the comrade socialist president Hollande. See any French flags?  Anywhere?  Actually, there is ONE towards the bottom right.  The other flags are in order of appurtenance, Palestinian (2 flags top right+1 center left), Algerian, Turkish (towards center), Syrian (towards left of pic + below Palestinian flag), Moroccan (w. star in center), and European Union flag.  The other flags I cant recognize, there are also Syndicates or Unions flags.

That's France in a nutshell.

Also please read this from a French citizen - Maxime Lépante:

Hello to my American friends,

As you know, the Socialist François Hollande won the presidential elections in France, last Sunday. It is a catastrophe for France.

Hollande was elected by the Muslims:

A survey (of 10,000 Muslims) shows that 93% of the Muslims voted for him.

As 2 million Muslims participated in this election, Hollande got 1,720,000 Muslim votes more than Sarkozy did: (0.93-0.07) x 2,000,000 = 1,720,000. But at the end, from the entire population, he got only 1,139,316 votes more than Sarkozy. So, without the Muslims' votes, Sarkozy would have been re-elected.

All the Muslim criminals feel now empowered. Criminality is already on the rise (1,700 cars were
burnt in France for the first night). Muslims are screaming anti-French and anti-Jews watchwords in our streets.

Veiled women, wearing the illegal burqa, are strolling in our streets.

And, as if this wasn't enough, Hollande wants to give to all the foreigners the right to vote in our elections!!
France will face a very hard situation. We are heading for civil war in a few years.

That's the last news from occupied France.

Maxime Lépante.

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Post by: Warph on October 31, 2012, 10:15:48 PM
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Post by: Warph on November 01, 2012, 01:12:30 AM
The Decline and Fall of Western Culture in One Photo

Posted: October 31, 2012 | Author: The Butcher

The other day I visited The Oakland Museum, and while I wandered through one of its rooms this scene presented itself to me:


Immediately a thought struck me: This is it — the decline and fall of
Western culture is encapsulated perfectly in this one scene.

Let me explain.


In the foreground we have a marble sculpture entitled “California Venus,”
in a timeless neo-classical style.


It was carved in 1895 by sculptor Rupert Schmid.


In the background, just a few steps away, we have its companion piece,
a sculpture entitled “Pink Lady.”


It was created in 1965 by artist Viola Frey.

In just 80 years, the state of sculpture in America went from beautiful and exquisitely refined to ugly, klutzy and incompetent.

I don’t know whether the curators at the Oakland Museum juxtaposed these two pieces intentionally, or if it was just an accident, but either way they deftly summarized everything that went wrong with 20th century art.

Striving for Beauty — or for Ugliness?

The very goal of art changed radically between 1885 and 1965. Back at the end of the 19th century no one yet questioned the assumption that art was an attempt to capture or create beauty. It had been that way for millennia. Little did anyone know that within just a few decades the very philosophy of art would move away from idealization first toward abstraction, then to realism, and finally to grotesquerie.

By the second half of the 20th century a new paradigm had emerged: art no longer existed to inspire the viewer, but instead its sole purpose was to make the viewer uncomfortable — to “challenge your worldview” or “take you out of your comfort zone.”

It’s not just that Rupert Schmid was a “better artist” than Viola Frey; it’s that his intent was to create something of eternal beauty. (“California Venus” was originally a plaster statue of the most perfectly beautiful woman in California, and was exhibited at the 1893 Columbia Exposition in Chicago; Schmid later spent an entire year rendering the plaster version into marble so that his creation would last forever.) Frey’s goal with “Pink Lady,” on the other hand, was not to create beauty, but to create ugliness — on purpose.

Entire books have been written as to why this disastrous paradigm shift happened in Western culture, so I won’t expend a lot of verbiage exploring the reasons for this change in cultural attitudes. All we need to know is that it happened, and these two sculptures are proof.

The Death of Skill

A side-effect of this artistic shift is that it opened the door to incompetents. Let’s just be frank: Rupert Schmid was simply a better artist Viola Frey. Even if they had worked during the same era and were both informed by the same cultural attitudes, whatever he created would always be superior to whatever she created.

But, you see, that could never have happened, because if someone like Viola Frey had crafted “Pink Lady” back in 1885 and tried to pass it off as art, she would have been laughed out of the gallery. And if someone like Rupert Schmid had created “California Venus” nowadays, he’d be pitied as a pathetic unoriginal throwback from the Unenlightened Ages.

Just look at the structure of each sculpture; you can practically feel the bones and the muscles of “California Venus,” which was self-evidently created by someone who grasped human anatomy and how to render it and honor it. Now look at “Pink Lady”: globular, cartoonish, oddly out of proportion (notice the size of her right hand, for example). The monkey she’s holding has no anatomical structure whatsoever; it’s just a lump of clay with a face. I understand that Viola Frey was trying to fashion something repulsive and grotesque, but I have the very strong suspicion that she couldn’t have created something like “California Venus” even if she had tried (a suspicion that is borne out by other examples of her work, which are equally kludgy).

Whatever Happened to the Model for “California Venus?”

Long after I took these photos I discovered that “California Venus” had a fascinating but tragic story associated with it. As revealed in this newspaper article from October 21, 1902 (almost 110 years ago to the day), the woman whom Schmid chose to represent perfection met a horrifying fate seemingly straight out of the tabloids:

California Venus Dies Most Terrible Death

Shot Down in Cold Blood by Ardent Lover Who Commits Suicide

In a tragedy as shocking as it was unexpected, the life chapter of a woman whose name is well known in this and other States, came to a violent close last night in San Francisco when Marion Nolan, the widely celebrated “California Venus,” was shot down in cold blood while on her way home at about 6 o’clock, by Edward Marschuts, who had long been an ardent admirer of the famous beauty, after a violent quarrel who crowned his crime by taking his own life….”

Read the original article for the full story. In short, a teenage Marion Nolan was chosen in a contest to be the model for a statue to represent California at the 1893 World’s Fair; she subsequently became famous, and was in demand as a “performer” in living tableaux; she parlayed her fame into a marriage with an older millionaire, but the relationship did not last, and she moved to San Francisco in an attempt to become an actress. As her career floundered, an obsessed stalker began harassing her, and eventually he gunned her down (and then himself) when she rebuffed his clumsy rape attempt.

Two statues in a room. So much to think about. So much to learn.

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Post by: Warph on November 01, 2012, 11:38:29 PM

Obama Lies to America Again About al Qaeda

By Katie Pavlich

At a campaign event today in Wisconsin, President Obama once again misled the country about the status of the terrorist group al Qaeda.

"Al Qaeda has been decimated," he said to the crowd.

This statement is simply not true.

Recently, "al Qaeda is on the run" was dropped from Obama's campaign trail stump speeches due to the fallout over the 9/11 attack in Benghazi which was carried out by al Qaeda terrorists. That move by the campaign doesn't change the fact that al Qaeda has not been "decimated" and is not "on the run" as President Obama suggested to the American people for months.

In Libya alone, al Qaeda has had a strong presence, especially in the Benghazi area, since the beginning of this year. Congressional testimony given by State Department officials both on the ground in Libya and in Washington revealed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and other officials repeatedly requested more security for the consulate in Benghazi and all of their requests were denied. In July, Stevens received a death threat from al Qaeda on Facebook and even sent a request for more security on 9/11, the day he was killed. While the State Department denied more security, they did increase the amount of "hardship" pay officials in Benghazi received.

Overall, al Qaeda has regained strength in many sensitive areas of the world. Some say al Qaeda is stronger than ever. More on that from Bloomberg:

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, he said, is using ransom money to expand its reach and influence, and as of earlier this year was expected to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars to other extremist groups in Africa.

Cohen said the two, as well as other terrorist groups in the Philippines, Pakistan and elsewhere use ransom money to help finance all their activities, “including recruiting and indoctrinating new members, paying salaries, establishing training camps, acquiring weapons and communications gear, staging deadly attacks,” and “helping to support the next generation of violent extremist groups.


Obama says al Qaeda has been "decimated" when it is politically convenient.  It's too bad he wasn't willing to face the reality of al Qaeda getting stronger before four Americans were killed in Benghazi.
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Post by: Warph on November 02, 2012, 12:39:49 AM


“Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured… but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”

Now add this, “Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens."

Think about it when you vote November 6th.
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Post by: Warph on November 02, 2012, 12:53:40 AM
(http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4876472237817955&pid=1.9) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-51Gxn8lkUo8/Tdz4gmTHWxI/AAAAAAAATa0/n3GTxhc638M/s1600/AmericanEagleFlag.jpg) (http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4889352895071962&pid=1.9)

I Am the Democratic Liberal-Progressive’s Worst Nightmare.
I am a White, Conservative, Tax-Paying, American Veteran, Gun Owning . That’s me!
I worked hard and long hours with my hands and brains to earn a living.

I believe in God and the freedom of religion, but I don’t push it on others.
I  drive American-made cars, and I believe in
American products and buy them whenever I can.

I believe the money I make belongs to me and not some liberal governmental functionary,
Democratic or Republican, that wants to share it with others who don’t work!

I’m in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!

I think owning a gun doesn’t make you a killer; it makes you a smart American it’s protection
I strongly am convinced if you Abort a baby at any time you are a murderer, you are guilty and the person doing it is also guilty.
I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.

Get over it! Quit your damn whining and if that is racist  to bad , I don’t care.

I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac or any other item, you should do it in English.

I believe there should be no other language option. I believe in order to get a job you speak english, you do not ask for a prayer room,  you are there to work pray on your own time . It is a custom here in the United States to take pride in this country ,I do and so should you , If you want Sharia , take it back to your country and live it ,It will have no place with our constitution.

I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to. Just do not insist that I should and have to believe in yours I will  not and that means Islam get my point .

My heroes are Malcolm Forbes, Bill Gates, John Wayne, Babe Ruth,Billy Graham SR and JR.  Roy Rogers,and Ronald Reagan,
I don’t hate the rich. I don’t pity the poor.

If you are a terrorist and want to do your jihad here and get caught expect death with out your virgins and you should be put in with the worst of the worst in prison for as long as you shall live .

I’ve never owned a slave, nor was I a slave. I haven’t burned any witches or been persecuted
By the Turks, and neither have you! So I owe you squat That happened a long time ago ,get over it . Start depending on yourself and not the Government  , buy your own phone you bunch of leeches.

I believe if you don’t like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and
Change your own country!

This is AMERICA …We like it the way it is and more so the way it was…so stop trying to change it to look like Russia or China, Middle East, Mexico or some other socialist country!

If you were born here and don’t like it…you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you. Most are already in that condition now so you do not have to change much just move right in .

I believe it is time to really clean house, starting with the White House, the seat of our biggest problems.

I want to know which church is it, exactly, where the Reverend Jesse Jackson preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution?

Can I get an AMEN on that one?

I also think the cops have the right to pull you over if you’re breaking the law, regardless of what color you are. If they find that you are here illegal who is at fault here, not the cop.

And, no, I don’t mind having my face shown on my driver’s license. I think it’s good….
And I’m proud that ‘God’ is written on my money.. the pledge to the flag, that is what the pilgrims and revolutionist started this country from and it should be taught in schools. I do not believe that I need to adjust to  a minority that does not believe in GOD , if you do not like it or agree, you leave  why should the 1 %  have any say against the majority. If this offends you  , There again I do not care , LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT.

I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don’t want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.
I have to show a photo id every where , so what is the big deal about voter id?   I know it’s called voter fraud and t’s on both sides what a shame .
I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making ‘donations’ to their cause….Get a job and do your part to support yourself and your family!

I believe that it doesn’t take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents….

I believe ‘illegal’ is illegal no matter what the lawyers think!
I believe that if you want to be a citizen here you will do it the right way or your out… I do not want to pay your bills at hospitals ,schools, why should you be able to sponge off me?
I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA!  

If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I’m a BAD American.

If you are a BAD American too, please forward this to everyone you know…

We want our country back!

My Country…..I hope this offends all illegal aliens.

My great, great, great, great grandfather watched and bled as his friends died in the Revolution & the War of 1812.
My great, great, great grandfather watched as his friends died in the Mexican American War.
My great, great grandfather watched as his friends & brothers died in the Civil War.
My great grandfather watched as his friends died in the Spanish-American War.
My grandfather watched as his friends died in WW I.
My father watched as his friends died in WW II.

I watched as my friends died in Vietnam, Panama & Desert Storm.
My son watched & bled as his friends died in Afghanistan and Iraq.
None of them died for the Mexican Flag.
Everyone died for the American flag.

Texas high school students raised a Mexican flag on a school flag pole, other students took it down.

Guess who was expelled…the students who took it down.

California high school students were sent home on Cinco de Mayo, because they wore T-shirts with the American flag printed on them.

Enough is enough!! I could care less about your sexual habits, just do not impose them on others ,if I or any one else do not want to serve you or even like you ,that is my decision not some  lib Judge, if you do not like it feel free to start your own gay business or go somewhere else,I do not care  . I believe GOD will judge accordingly but that is my belief ,you just go about the way you are and we will see what becomes of it.

This message needs to be viewed by every American; and every American needs to stand up for America.

We’ve bent over to appease the America-haters long enough. I’m taking a stand.

I’m standing up because the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in wars for this country,
and for the American flag.

If you agree, stand up with me and forward to everyone in your address book!!

And shame on anyone who tries to make this a racist message.

AMERICANS, stop giving away Your RIGHTS!

Let me make this clear! THIS IS MY COUNTRY!

This statement DOES NOT mean I’m against immigration!


1. Get a sponsor!

2. Learn the LANGUAGE, as immigrants have in the past!

3. Live by OUR rules!

4. Get a job!

5. Pay YOUR Taxes!

6. No Social Security until you have earned it and Paid for it!

7. NOW find a place to lay your head!

If you don’t want to forward this for fear of offending someone, then YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!

We’ve gone so far the other way. . . bent over backwards not to offend anyone.

Only AMERICANS seems to care when American Citizens are being offended!

WAKE UP America!!!

Made in the U. S. A. & PROUD OF IT!!!

....By Adam Tussey  

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Post by: Warph on November 02, 2012, 03:34:04 PM

Fox News has received several complaints from voters in battleground states who say they voted on touch-screen machines, only when they tried to select Mitt Romney, the machine indicated they had chosen President Obama.


This has happened in Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Ohio.  Could the Socialist Party (Democrats) be behind this? ??? ...hmmmmm
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Post by: Warph on November 02, 2012, 10:23:05 PM
Hurricane Sandy's devastation in NJ, NY, Del.























Jonathan Maimon lives in Downtown Brooklyn, where he commutes to his job as a associate portfolio manager for a mutual fund based in Jersey City. Maimon spent six years in Manhattan and calls it "a place that I'm pretty close with emotionally," which is why he made a meandering five-hour, 12 mile run across Lower Manhattan to survey the damage. Based on what he saw, he thinks that perhaps the city is moving on too quickly.

"There were no Red Cross vehicles, not a lot of city vehicles around to reach out to people and ask them what services they needed," Maimon says. "It was just pedestrians walking around and exploring. People were very calm, very friendly, you know how people are in New York. But what was shocking is that there was no food. Nothing was open. And then they have to go home to apartments without power."

Maimon adds, "And the most serious thing to me is elderly or disabled people in high rise buildings—this affects you if you're rich or poor. There's not a lot of ways for them to get out safely. I'm kinda worried about the city not really knowing how many of those people are out there." That's why he wrote this letter to us. "The mayor just said that the worst of the storm was behind us, which is factually true," Maimon adds. "But I personally think the worst is yet to come. Not having power is going to wear people down."

Here's his letter:

1.) Virtually every retailer, restaurant and grocery store south of 38th street is CLOSED. This is in an area covering 8 square miles. I only observed a handful of bodegas in Soho and the East Village, along with Ben’s Pizza on W3rd and MacDougal serving customers. Whole Foods Union Square had a sign reading “because there is no electricity, we cannot open.” There is no food, other than what you have in your refrigerator.

2.) To that point, there are close to 400,000 people living below 38th street without power. The mayor earlier said it could be 3 days without power; some Con Ed guys I spoke with in the East Village think it could be longer. Nobody knows.

3.) No working traffic lights in this region (drivers are generally being cautious and appropriately yielding to pedestrians). Apartment stairwells are pitch black. High rises have no elevator access.

4.) For now, this is an economic crisis - hourly workers cannot be paid, freelancers have no clients, small businesses have no sales, office buildings are shuttered. In my estimate, the lost output is $1 billion dollars EVERY SINGLE DAY that goes by without power for lower Manhattan. Included in this number is the shutdown of our major airports and transportation system. (Note that NYC’s economy generates $2.8 bn daily and over $1 trillion annually - which makes it the world’s 17th largest economy, if it was a country).

5.) There is no running water or flushing toilets for people living in the Jacob Riis Houses and surrounding NYCHA buildings on the Lower East Side. In my estimate, this is roughly 20,000 people. One family I spoke with is packing their bags and moving to Brooklyn until services are restored. But it did not appear that all residents were evacuating, even as their toilets did not flush.

6.) I did not witness a single Red Cross Truck or FEMA Vehicle or in lower Manhattan. Recall the assistance these agencies provided after 9/11 - this is NOT HAPPENING. There are bound to be hundreds of elderly people, rich and poor, who live on the upper floors of buildings with elevators that are now disabled. IF POWER IS NOT RESTORED, THIS WILL MOVE FROM BEING AN ECONOMIC DISASTER TO A HUMANITARIAN DISASTER.

7.) If you think Chinatown normally has an unpleasant odor, imagine what it smells like 24 hours following no refrigeration. Street vendors were trying to unload perishables at bargain prices. I saw a fish weighing roughly 20 pounds and spanning 3 feet from head to tail go to a buyer for $1 dollar. $1 dollar!!!!!

8.) The substation responsible for the outage is a huge facility. It spans an entire avenue from Avenue C to D and a length of street from 13th to 14th. If crews have to inspect every coil and wire, it might be MORE THAN THREE DAYS UNTIL POWER IS RESTORED. Additionally, the site did not appear staffed with many Con Ed workers. As a note, the 2003 blackout lasted 15 hours.

9.) The water from the storm surge was invariably contaminated - floating garbage, wood pieces from the dock, and possibly sewage. One Nuyorican woman who lived on Avenue C near 12th street noted the water level peaked above her waist. She was still visibly shaken this afternoon. She also recalled a huge noise at 8 pm when the substation failed. The sky, in her words, turned from black to green

10.) There were some very generous things. Northern Spy Food Co. served lunch to everyone who lined up outside their restaurant at Avenue A and 12th street - polenta, pork buns, chicken, biscuits and freshly baked cookies. They get props in my book; all this food was served to locals at no charge.

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Post by: Warph on November 03, 2012, 12:20:23 AM

From Abigael Evans, age 4, on behalf of the
entire nation:

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Post by: Warph on November 04, 2012, 06:54:28 AM


The Secretary of Business

By: John Hayward
11/1/2012 10:00 AM


In a recent interview with MSNBC, President Obama wistfully dreamed of adding another incredibly expensive layer of bureaucracy to his Titanic Government model, perhaps forgetting that he’s supposed to be pretending to care about the deficit. ”I’ve said that I want to consolidate a whole bunch of government agencies. We should have one secretary of Business, instead of nine different departments that are dealing with things like giving loans to SBA or helping companies with exports,” he sighed, toying with his hair as he dreamed of Evil Businessmen kneeling before his latest almighty czar, while the Czar of All Czars beams radiantly in the background, waving off the intelligence officers who keep trying to pester him with national security briefings.

This is a remarkably clear window into the Obama mind, which sees no problem that cannot be solved by funding an even more powerful and unaccountable bureaucrat to control it. Notice that it does not even briefly occur to the President that maybe the real problem is the federal government sucking huge sums money out of the private sector and redistributing it, whether it be through nine different departments or one Orwellian “Secretary of Business.” Not only is government spending completely unrelated to the federal deficit in Obama’s thinking, but it’s not high enough. As he famously observed, “the private sector is doing fine,” and should be paying even more to shivering, malnourished Washington. His plans haven’t worked, so his solution is even bigger plans, enforced by a more powerful commissar.

Also, it evidently did not occur to the MSNBC crew to ask Obama why he hasn’t already proposed this wondrous “consolidation” of “a whole bunch of government agencies,” since he’s been the President for almost four years already, and conspicuously lacks reticence about using executive power when he wants to. He’s been heard to daydream about closing Guantanamo Bay, too, once he replaces the useless jerk who kept America’s Cuban concentration camp running for the last few years. With Barack Obama, it’s always about what he’ll do someday, never about what he’s already done, or failed to do. He just has to kick that incumbent Empty Chair out of Oval Office, and the good times will roll.

Is there really anyone in America who still thinks “consolidation” under higher levels of unaccountable power actually saves the taxpayers money, or improves government efficiency? Creating the Department of Homeland Security was supposed to improve communication among the many agencies tasked with national security… but here we are, over a month after a deadly attack on American soil that killed our ambassador to Libya, and the entire Administration is waving its hands and insisting that nobody knows anything about what happened, the State Department doesn’t really talk to the White House intelligence team, and (according to Vice President Joe Biden) the White House isn’t really part of the Administration. Who wants to bet Obama’s “Secretary of Business” would be better informed, and more forthcoming, than his Secretary of State was?

The last thing we need is a more powerful, less transparent conveyor belt for the bags of taxpayer money Obama loves to toss to his big contributors. The last thing we need is a heavier boot coming down on the businesses Obama doesn’t want to “win,” and a more generous hand writing checks to his favorite losers. The last thing this moribund economy needs is an accelerated process of Solyndraficiation. The problems with this Administration do not include an insufficiently vast host of czars. The chief business of the American people is business, and how we conduct it is none of Obama’s business.

The Romney campaign built an ad off the “Secretary of Business” nonsense, but no freedom-loving American who really cares about economic liberty and robust growth should need to hear more than the words “Secretary of Business” to run away from this Halloween horror story.

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Post by: Warph on November 04, 2012, 06:59:16 AM

Under President Obama, gas prices have skyrocketed....
              We can't afford four more years of the same failed policies!


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Post by: Warph on November 04, 2012, 02:36:35 PM

How weird is this: 

A tree limb brought down by Superstorm Sandy claimed the life of John Rose, a state legislative candidate in West Virginia, but his death came too close to the election to remove his name from the ballot.

Rose, 60, a Barbour County Republican candidate for the House of Delegates, died on Tuesday (Oct. 30) when a snow-laden tree branch snapped and struck him while he was out checking fences on his deer farm, according to the Charleston (W.V.) Daily Mail. The massive snowstorm wrought by Hurricane Sandy left parts of West Virginia buried in more than 3 feet of snow.

If the late Rose wins Tuesday's (Nov. 6) election against House of Delegates Education Chair Mary Poling, a Democrat, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, also a Democrat, will appoint one of three nominees submitted by the Barbour County GOP executive committee.

And it wouldn’t be the first time a deceased candidate won public office. In 2000, late Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan became the first deceased person elected to the U.S. Senate when he beat Republican incumbent John Ashcroft despite dying in a plane crash a few weeks before the election.

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Post by: Warph on November 04, 2012, 04:09:01 PM

The gigantic gaffing granddaddy of all his gaffes.... Joker Joe Biden, while in Wisconsin, said the following about Pres. Obama during his campaign speech yesterday: “I’ll tell you what, there’s never been a day in the last four years I’ve been proud to be his vice president.  Not one single day.  Not one single day.”

Ditto that, Joe.


Dumb things said by ol' Joe:


Joe... you're an idiot!
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Post by: Warph on November 04, 2012, 04:13:48 PM
Best Cartoons of the Week:





"YIKES!! Guess who? ??? Chicago mayor & former Obama White House
Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel during his ballet dancing years."  
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on November 04, 2012, 04:39:21 PM
The Day ObamaCare Died - American Pie Parody  

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Post by: Warph on November 04, 2012, 07:37:28 PM
WOW! 30,000-35,000 Turn Out to See Romney-Ryan in Ohio

By: Jim Hoft

2,800 supporters turned out to see Obama in Hilliard, Ohio this morning.
4,000 turned out to see Obama in Springfield, Ohio this afternoon.
3,800 supporters turned out to see Barack Obama at his final campaign stop today in Lima, Ohio.

20,000 to 30,000 supporters turned out to see Mitt Romney in Chester, Ohio tonight!
** Carl Cameron just announced on FOX News that 20 to 30 thousand are at the Romney rally tonight in Ohio.
There were long lines to get into the event today.

"It was the Mitt Romney’s largest rally to date."

UPDATE: Rudy Giuliani, who was at the rally, told Greta Van Susteren that there were
30-35,000 supporters today at the Romney-Ryan rally.
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Post by: Warph on November 05, 2012, 12:19:42 AM
Political consultant Dick Morris says all the numbers point to a
Romney landslide on Tuesday.
Dick’s Picks:


Morris told Greta Van Susteren Mitt Romney will pick up 325 electoral votes.

“It will be the biggest surprise in recent American political history.
It will rekindle the whole question on why the media played this r
ace as a nail biter where in fact Romney’s going to win by quite a
bit. My own view is that Romney is going to win 325 electoral votes.”

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Post by: Warph on November 05, 2012, 02:26:32 AM
How Obuma's redistribution works with children:

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Post by: jarhead on November 05, 2012, 06:05:01 PM
Aint that old buzzard a real sweetheart !!! Wonder if he offered the young lady some candy ---or a cigar.

Biden offers teen a sweet ride to rally in his totally awesome limo

Most teenage girls know not to accept rides from older men they've just met, but we guess it's OK to make an exception if the man is the vice president of the United States and you'll be in his limo surrounded by Secret Service. After Joe Biden and his wife stopped for some pie at My Friends restaurant in Lakewood, Ohio, on the way to a campaign rally, 17-year-old cashier Amira Nasrallah told the VP he was headed to her high school but that, alas, she'd be stuck working there. So Biden offered the teen and her twin brother a ride to the rally. Cute. Hope it was cool with her boss.
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Post by: Warph on November 05, 2012, 08:18:07 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa—President Barack Obama is planning an outdoor rally here on Monday, but one store within the event’s security zone is taking a stand against Secret Service searches inside the shop.

A sign on the window of Raygun, a clothing store that sells quirky T-shirts, tells Secret Service agents who intend to “sweep” the premises before Obama’s speech that it does “not consent” to any searches. The sign also added a little humor, too: “It’s not that there’s anything illegal in here, we just employ several Colombian prostitutes and don’t want to tempt you guys,” the sign reads, a reference to news reports earlier this year about some agents who had solicited prostitutes in South America.

The Obama campaign was not amused. A store clerk told Yahoo News that the sign went up Monday morning, and Obama staffers have asked for its removal. The store is refusing.

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Post by: Warph on November 05, 2012, 08:37:02 PM

VP Biden Thinks Bill Clinton Is Still President....

BIDEN: ‘President Clinton Bankrupted CHRYSLER’

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Post by: Warph on November 07, 2012, 01:16:40 AM
"When a nation’s young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung."

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Post by: Warph on November 09, 2012, 03:52:21 PM
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Post by: Warph on November 09, 2012, 09:34:24 PM
Cherchez La Femme?  Petraeus Resigns.

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Post by: Warph on November 09, 2012, 11:36:33 PM

Osama bin Laden, Mohammed al Zawahiri, and Sheikh Tawfiq Al 'Afani, as seen in the Al Faroq video on the protest at the US embassy in Cairo on Sept. 11, 2012. Courtesy of SITE Intelligence Group.

The Long War Journal: Zawahiri says raids on diplomatic facilities were 'defeats' for US
by Thomas Joscelyn on November 7, 2012

In a new audio message addressed to Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia, Ayman al Zawahiri cites the raids on US diplomatic facilities in September as evidence of American weakness.

Shabaab has suffered setbacks in recent months, including the loss of its stronghold in the port city of Kismayo. But in what amounts to a pep talk, Zawahiri says Shabaab's spirits should be buoyed by the supposed losses suffered by America and its allies elsewhere.

"They were defeated in Iraq and they are withdrawing from Afghanistan, and their ambassador in Benghazi was killed and the flags of their embassies were lowered in Cairo and Sana'a, and in their places were raised the flags of tawhid [monotheism] and jihad," Zawahiri says, according to a translation provided by the SITE Intelligence Group.

"After their consecutive defeats, they are working from behind agents and traitors," Zawahiri continues. "Their awe is lost and their might is gone and they don't dare to carry out a new campaign like their past ones in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Al Qaeda-linked extremists have been tied to the three assaults on US diplomatic facilities Zawahiri mentions.

Press reports have identified several al Qaeda-affiliated parties as being responsible for the Sept. 11 assault on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Members of a local militia named Ansar al Sharia participated in the assault. As first reported by the Daily Beast, members of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) were in contact with some of the Ansar al Sharia assailants. CNN has reported that members of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) are suspected of taking part in the assault.

Still another al Qaeda-linked network reportedly provided fighters for the Benghazi assault. Terrorists trained in Libyan camps set up by an Egyptian named Muhammad Jamal were among the attackers. According to The Wall Street Journal, Jamal "petitioned" Ayman al Zawahiri to establish a new al Qaeda affiliate and has also received funding from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

Jamal (a.k.a. Abu Ahmed), a longtime military commander in Zawahiri's Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), has long-established ties to several al Qaeda-linked jihadists who helped incite protesters in Cairo on Sept. 11.

The jihadists who instigated the US embassy protest in Cairo include Mohammed al Zawahiri, Ayman al Zawahiri's younger brother. Mohammed al Zawahiri admittedly helped organize the protest. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mohammed al Zawahiri acted as a liaison between Jamal and Ayman al Zawahiri.

Two other EIJ leaders, Sheikh 'Adel Shehato and Sheikh Tawfiq al Afni, also incited the Cairo protesters. Both Shehato and al Afni have openly proclaimed their allegiance to al Qaeda's ideology.

Shehato was subsequently arrested by Egyptian authorities and charged with founding a terrorist cell in Nasr City, Cairo. That same cell has ties to Jamal, the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, and al Qaeda, according to Egyptian officials.

Another pro-al Qaeda ideologue who helped instigate protests in Cairo is Ahmed 'Ashoush, who has been heavily featured in Ayman al Zawahiri's recent videos.

Ayman al Zawahiri's Sept. 10 video includes a clip of 'Ashoush, Shehato, and Mohammed al Zawahiri. 'Ashoush proclaims Osama bin Laden a martyr during the clip, according to a translation provided by the SITE Intelligence Group. Shehato and Mohammed al Zawahiri are sitting nearby.

On Sept. 16, 'Ashoush issued a fatwa calling for the makers of the film "Innocence of Muslims" to be killed.

'Ashoush is shown in nine video clips that were included in a more recent Ayman al Zawahiri video, which was released on Oct. 24. 'Ashoush has released statements in the name of Ansar al Sharia, a nascent jihadist organization in Egypt. That same brand, Ansar al Sharia, is used by al Qaeda-affiliated parties elsewhere.

Still another al Qaeda-linked jihadist played a role in the anti-American protest in Sana'a, Yemen on Sept. 13. The US embassy there was stormed after Sheikh Abdul Majeed al Zindani called for protests, according to The New York Times. Zindani is a known al Qaeda supporter.

In 2004, the US Treasury Department added Zindani to its list of designated terrorist supporters, calling him an Osama bin Laden "loyalist." Zindani "has a long history of working with bin Laden, notably serving as one of his spiritual leaders," Treasury explained. Zindani "has been able to influence and support many terrorist causes, including actively recruiting for al Qaeda training camps" and "played a key role in the purchase of weapons on behalf of al Qaeda and other terrorists."

The al Qaeda network, therefore, has significant ties to the three assaults on US diplomatic facilities mentioned by Ayman al Zawahiri.

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Post by: larryJ on November 10, 2012, 11:47:39 AM
Are you sitting down?  Larryj is going to post something in Politics! 

This was in my paper today and I wanted to share it.

It is entitled............OUR TWO COUNTRIES......

We are a nation divided, don't believe any politician who tells you anything different.

It's beyond red state and blue states, it's suburbs and rural towns versus cities.

Our division is beyond politics, it's cultural and philosophical.

Political bifurcation in America is as old as the Republic.  Manufacturing interests battled farmers for control of the young nation; abolitionists in the cities battled pro-slavery agricultural interests in the Civil War; labor battled industrialists at the turn of the 20th century and integrationists battled segragationists in the 1960s.

Our new divide is demographic, driven by reliable cars, freeways and cheap homes, all of which aided the white flight to the suburbs in the 1950s.

President Barrack Obams's coalition represents urban Americans, or at least an America with urban sensibilities.  Obama lost white men, lost in rural America, won white women, won in the cities and won minorities.  In short, Obama would poll well in a coffee house and at an NBA game, while Mitt Romney's audience likes NASCAR, golf and dirt bikes.

I know this is painting with a broad brush.  Yes, there are Obama voters among the evangelicals; there are Romney voters who don't believe in God, but the point here is to say our country's political divisions simply reflect our cultural divisions.  We live in political cultural and demographic ghettos.

In Silver Lake in Los Angeles, Williamsburg in Brooklyn and Hyde Park in Chicago (Obama's 'hood), college educated professional class blacks, whites, Latinos and Asians buy brownstones, send their children to charter and magnet schools and read "50 Shades of Grey."  These are Obama voters.

In Lake Forest, California; Big Bear Lake, California; and Branson, Missouri, mostly white Americans, some with college educations send their children to public schools, pick floor plans, take vacations in the their motor homes and read "Same Kind of Different As Me."  These are Mitt Romney voters.

The Obama folks live in the tightly packed urban communities.  They buy into the collective responsibility, which likely explains their support for health-care reform.  In cities, what happens to your neighbor often affects you.

The Romney folks often live in rural communities where the Post Office doesn't deliver mail to their homes and it's 70 miles to the closest Department of Motor Vehicles.  Even in the suburbs, the kings and queens of their single-family castles shun public transportation for their personal chariots.  Collectivism in these parts is anathema.

During a 2009 health care town hall meeting held by Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, CA, a woman said Obamacare should extend to undocumented immigrants.  Her rationale:  "If someone walked into a school with smallpox we could all end up dead."

She was booed by the conservative suburban crowd and told to "move to Canada."

Our political gridlock is a reflection of us.  Our leaders can't find common ground because we live, work and play in cultural and ideological ghettos where our friends, our cultural institutions, and even our media outlets often echo our world view.

And as far as the people who are not like us, well, we have names for them.

We call them hipsters, yuppies, elites, rednecks, hillbillies and trailer trash.  Maybe one day we can just call them Americans.  Before we ask our politicians to reach across the aisle, we should reach out to people beyond our neighborhoods.

Brian Charles.



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Post by: Diane Amberg on November 10, 2012, 12:08:27 PM
Thanks for posting that Larry.
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Post by: Warph on November 10, 2012, 03:15:43 PM

I have posted about this many times if Obuma won re-election.

God help us!



A Return to Judicial Activism
8 November 2012

Tuesday’s election victory means that President Obama will have four more years to reshape the federal judiciary. While it remains to be seen whether he can achieve any legislative victories in the face of Republican opposition, there is little doubt that he will, for the most part, get to appoint the judges of his choice.

Four justices on the Supreme Court are in their mid- to late seventies now: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, and Stephen Breyer. With past as prelude, we can expect any Obama nominees to be reliably liberal in the mold of his two appointments from the first term, Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. At a minimum, the president will likely replace the aging liberals Ginsburg and Breyer with younger models. But it’s also possible that Kennedy or Scalia, or both, could leave the bench during the next four years, presenting Obama with an opportunity to forge a liberal majority on the Court.

An invigorated and expanded liberal bloc on the Court could undo many important precedents. The Court’s decisions, for example, protecting speech rights of corporations (Citizens United v. FEC), school choice (Zelman v. Simmons-Harris), and the right to bear arms (District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago) were all decided on 5–4 votes. Challenges to Obamacare and other recent regulations are likely to present the Court with major decisions on religious liberty and federalism over the next few years.

The president’s reelection also has profound implications for the lower courts. Obama will begin his second term with about 90 vacancies to fill among 874 federal judgeships; he has already appointed 126 judges. By the time his second term is over, Obama will probably have appointed over 300 judges and may approach the 379 appointed by Bill Clinton. Notably, this includes at least three judges of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit—the court that hears most appeals of the decisions of federal agencies and, thus, one of the few institutions that can limit or block the administration’s regulatory overreach. But with Obama poised to fill three vacancies on this important court, its liberal wing will be greatly strengthened.

Unlike Supreme Court nominees, who receive intense media scrutiny, lower-court picks often fly under the radar. Obama’s true inclinations can be seen in nominees like Goodwin Liu, an outspoken proponent of using the “living Constitution” to create fundamental rights to welfare benefits; or Louis Butler, who, as a justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, “offered ill-reasoned, liability-expanding decisions in cases involving medical damage caps and ‘collective liability’ for lead paint manufacturers,” as Carter Wood reported at Point of Law.

To be fair, Liu and Butler were not confirmed. They demonstrate, however, Obama’s inclination to appoint liberal activists—the kind of judges who can advance progressive goals without the bother of legislation. Now, freed from any concerns about reelection, Obama has little reason not to put forward aggressively liberal judges in the hope that some of them will get through. And no doubt some will.

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Post by: Warph on November 10, 2012, 11:41:02 PM
When nations change their populations, religion, etc., attitudes can change as well.  A sampling of headlines shows the state of things today as attitudes and mind sets change.  Like in this past election:

UN poll-watchers 'amazed' US doesn't require ID's to vote...

Obama Mural in Philadelphia Polling Place...

Obama Poster Hanging in Florida Polling Station...

Exit poll data will be examined in 'quarantine room'...

Thousands of dead Californians remain eligible to vote...

Video Shows Electronic Voting Machine Changing Vote...

FL Robocall Tells Thousands They Have Until Wednesday Evening To Vote...

Woman Wearing 'MIT' Shirt Barred from Voting in Florida...

Man in gorilla suit allowed to vote...

Poll watcher in Detroit threatened with gun, 911 call rejected...

Election Judge Wears Obama Cap While Checking in Voters in Chicago Ward...

Black Panthers Return to Philly Polling Site...

GOP poll inspectors being forcibly removed -- replaced by Democrats

And from a nation dying economically, government making a buck off the people to pay their bills:

Business fined $4,000 over missing trashcan lid...

Boy, 3, Gets $2,500 Ticket For Micturating In Own Front Yard...
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Post by: Warph on November 11, 2012, 12:42:48 PM
       Toughest Bridge in th World


The Durham train trestle has stood its ground for the last 100 years.  This fact
doesn't deter some drivers from challanging the bridge about once a month...
all of them fail!

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on November 13, 2012, 11:03:56 AM


The Needle and the Damage Done

By Mike Adams

Last semester, I was giving a lecture on the history of the Supreme Court from 1953 to present. Toward the end of the lecture, I asked my students if they could name the current Chief Justice. None were able to do so. There were thirty students in the class. This was in a college classroom, mind you.

I was annoyed by the failure of a single student to know the name of one of the three most powerful men in America. But, whenever annoyed, I have a tendency to make jokes to lighten the atmosphere. So I told my students to go to the SCOTUS website next time they were in the tattoo parlor and had a couple of spare hours to surf the internet on their iPhone. They laughed and then I casually asked “How many of you have tattoos?” About twenty students raised their hands, which was far more than I expected.

Asking that question was a big mistake. The next time I walked into class, a young man was asking a sorority girl where her tattoo was located. She lifted up the back of her shirt and showed him a giant tramp stamp across her lower back. It was as sad as it was surprising. Apparently blond hair, blue eyes, and natural beauty aren’t enough to attract college boys these days. She needs a tattoo to let him know that his chances of getting sex on the first date are close to 100%.

Over the last few years, tattoo parlors have been popping up like weeds here in Wilmington. I have always assumed that their popularity was easily explained: Young people just want to draw attention and tattoos give them something to show off. They are just another way of helping young people feel different. Even if most kids have them, theirs can be unique. They can even tell a story.

But the narcissistic and short-sighted component of tattoo accumulation is just half the story. I had an epiphany about the other half of the story as I was talking to a woman we will call Brooke. We’re going to call her Brooke because that really is her name. Brooke was complaining to two of her friends (who are also my friends). She was complaining about the thing single women complain about most often: the boyfriend who won’t respect her even though (maybe because?) she is sleeping with him regularly.

Brooke’s complaint with her boyfriend was that he desired to stay in her bed after they were finished having “fun.” This TMI moment was topped off by a deep philosophical argument: “My bed is an intimate place. Until we’re married, he’s not welcomed there overnight. That’s just too presumptuous. It’s too intrusive.”

Translation: You can have my body but not my bed. The former is of less value to me. Some will say it’s just one anecdote. Of course, it is. But it is part of a larger pattern I am seeing among younger adults. Like virtually all other unhealthy aspects of our culture, it is being nurtured in the university setting. Thinking about these three campus cultural trends will add some perspective:

*Sexual experimentation is encouraged by the administration. Free condoms are available, free birth control is often available. Students are taught to give themselves away and that the only concern is that they remain physically healthy enough to continue to do so.

*Abortion is strongly encouraged on campuses - often to the unconstitutional exclusion of competing ideas. Use of RU 486, which is a dangerous toxin causing the death (and then expulsion) of the unborn, is encouraged. Rarely is there an intelligent discussion of the drug’s harmful side effects.

*Genital mutilation is promoted as a means of increasing diversity. College students – even as young as 18 - are encouraged to resolve sexual confusion with the blade of a knife. This permanent disfigurement of their genitalia is simply another form of sexual expression. It’s no longer stigmatized. It’s celebrated!

There is a dangerous undercurrent here. It is obvious that immediate gratification appeals to young people. But it is compounded by something that is lacking. And what is lacking here is any sense that we as humans are made in the image of God – and that our bodies, therefore, have some intrinsic value. If we were still willing to nurture that idea in our culture – and allowed to do so by the Supreme Court - these trends would not be engulfing us and destroying our children.

Tattoos are a lot like guns. Soon after you get one, you want another. But unlike guns the tattoo always leaves a permanent mark. Whenever the desire to cover one’s body with ink sets in, one thing is clear: there is a void in one’s soul that desperately needs filling. Like all such voids it is of a spiritual nature and cannot be filled by physical things. At its core, every desire we experience is really a longing for God.

I should not be surprised that so many of our children are covering themselves with ink. They have been separated from transcendent meaning. Now they must create meaning for themselves in order to fill that void. Too often, they try to recreate themselves altogether. And they mask their God-given beauty in the process.
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Post by: Warph on November 14, 2012, 11:48:55 PM
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on November 16, 2012, 09:10:03 PM

Pelosi: 'Is it the 11th Amendment? 14th? Whatever ...
I'm With the Constitution' and other ding-a-ling tripe

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on November 16, 2012, 09:29:22 PM
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) killed Hamas military leader Ahmed Jabari in an airstrike on his car in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday.  Israel's TV Channel 2 says Jabari's son also died in the missile attack.


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Post by: Warph on November 16, 2012, 09:47:21 PM
          Bye, Bye Twinkies - 18,000 Jobs Will Also Disappear.

   Where was Obuma when America needed him on this on?


A bakers’ union strike has killed Hostess Brands.  This week the nation’s largest bakery goods company that has been in business since 1930 had warned the union that a strike would financially wound the company, which was already struggling to keep from going under.

The BCTGM union didn’t care.  The striking union workers didn’t care.

After shutting down three plants earlier this week, now Hostess is going out of business, and thousands of employees across the country will be out of work.

They took a huge knife to the metaphorical golden goose and stabbed it until it bled dry.

Good going, union.
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Post by: Warph on November 16, 2012, 10:05:34 PM
Farewell, Ron Paul: After Serving More Than Three Decades, Texas Congressman Says Goodbye in Congress, States Internet Will “Provide Alternative to Government Media Complex” That Controls the News  

A man with more energy, passion, and good old-fashioned “horse sense” than many people half his age, former obstetrician-gynecologist Congressman Ron Paul, at age 77, gave a farewell speech yesterday after serving as a US House representative for Texas for more than three decades. An impressive twelve terms in office.

Paul is a three-time candidate for President of the United States and has a deeply devoted following. Last year, he had announced that he would not seek re-election to the House. Rep. Paul has been in the forefront for years as one of America’s leading voices for limited, constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, fiscal responsibility, personal responsibility, returning to the gold standard, and returning to a pro-America foreign policy.

While I may not have agreed with all of Rep. Paul’s stances, I’ve always respected his convictions, his intelligence, his heart, his tenacity, his conservative values and principles, and his love of America and the Constitution.

God bless him. Even though he’s retiring from the US House, I find it highly doubtful that he will be silent during his political retirement.

In this portion of his congressional farewell speech, Rep. Paul made this assertion about the Internet and its ability to skirt around the controlling “government media complex” to add to the flow of information and free political speech:

During part one of his farewell speech to Congress, Rep. Ron Paul insisted that the internet remain free, as it is an important alternative to the “government media complex.”

“The internet will provide the alternative to the government media complex that controls the news and most political propaganda,” Paul stated. “This is why it’s essential that the Internet remains free of government regulation.”

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: redcliffsw on November 17, 2012, 07:14:03 AM

Ron Paul was right.

The Republicans didn't want the votes of the American conservatives.  Their interests are elsewhere
and they lost to Obama.
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Post by: Warph on November 18, 2012, 02:09:09 AM

The Top 10 Most Disturbing Statistics From Mark Steyn’s “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon”

By John Hawkins


Mark Steyn’s After America: Get Ready for Armageddon is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. In fact, it was so good that there was no way I could do it justice in a single article.

So, instead I’m going to do two articles. The first is the top 10 most disturbing quotations from After America: Get Ready for Armageddon. Then tomorrow, that will be followed up with the 10 best quotations from the book.


10) Indeed, since 1970 overall public school employment has increased ten times faster than public school enrollment — with no discernible benefit to student performance. — P.148

9) Government accounting is a joke. In one year (2009), Medicare handed out $98 billion in improper or erroneous payments. A tenth of a trillion? Ha! Rounding error. Look for it in the line items under “Miscellaneous.” For an accounting fraud of $567 million, Enron’s executives went to jail, and its head guy died there. For an accounting fraud 10 times that size, the two Democrat hacks who headed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Franklin Raines and Jamie Gorelick, walked away with a combined taxpayer-funded payout of $116.4 million. Fannie and Freddie are two of the largest businesses in America, but they’re exempt from SEC disclosure rules and Sarbanes-Oxley “corporate governance.” burdens, and so in 2008, unlike Enron, WorldCom, or any of the other reviled private-sector bogeymen, they came close to taking down the entire global economy. What then is the point of the SEC? By 2005, the costs of federal regulatory compliance alone (that is, not including state or local red tape) were up to $1.13 trillion — or approaching 10 percent of GDP. In much of America, it takes far more paperwork to start a business than to go on welfare. — P.85

8) In the fifties, one in twenty members of the workforce needed government permission in order to do his job. Today it’s one in three. — P.49

7) The United Auto Workers is the AARP in an Edsel; it has three times as many retirees and widows as “workers” (I use the term loosely). GM has 96,000 employees but provides health benefits to a million people. How do you make that math add up? Not by selling cars: Honda and Nissan were making a pretax operating profit per vehicle of around $1600; Ford, Chrysler, and GM a loss of $500 to $1500. That’s to say, they lose money on every vehicle they sell. — P.218

6) In 2009, the average civilian employee of the United States government earned $81,258 in salary plus $41,791 in benefits. Total $123,049. The average Americans employed in the private sector earned $50,462 in salary plus $10,589 in benefits. Total: $61,051. So the federal worker earns more than twice as much as the private sector worker. Plus he has greater job security: he’s harder to fire, or even to persuade to take a small pay cut. — P.75

5) As Congressman Paul Ryan pointed out, by 2004, 20 percent of U.S. households were getting about 75 percent of their income from the federal government. As a matter of practical politics, how receptive would they be to a pitch for lower taxes, which they don’t pay, or lower government spending, of which they are such fortunate beneficiaries? How receptive would another fifth of households, who receive about 40 percent of their income from the feds, be to such a pitch? — P.73

4) By 2015 or so, the People’s Liberation Army, which is the largest employer on the planet, bigger even than the U.S. Department of Community-Organizer Grant Applications, will be entirely funded by U.S taxpayers. — P.6

3) The CBO numbers foresee net interest payments rising from 9 percent of revenue to 36 percent in 2030, then to 58 percent in 2040, and up to 85 percent in 2050. If that trajectory holds, we’ll be spending more than the planet’s entire military budget on debt interest. But forget mid-century because, unless something changes, whatever goes by the name of “America” under those conditions isn’t worth talking about. — P.5

2) John Kichen of the U.S. Treasury and Menzie Chinn of the University of Wisconsin published a study in 2010 entitled:

Financing U.S. Debt: Is There Enough Money in the World — and At What Cost?

The fact that sane men are even asking this question ought to be deeply disturbing. As to the answer, foreign official holdings of U.S. Treasury securities have usually been less than 5 percent of the rest of the world’s GDP. By 2009, they were up to 7 percent. By 2020, Kitchen and Chinn project them to rise to 19 percent of the rest of the world’s GDP, which they say is….do-able. Whether the rest of the world will want to do it is another matter. A future that presumes the rest of the planet will sink a fifth of its GDP into U.S. Treasuries is no future at all. But on Big Government’s streetcar named Desire we have come to depend on the kindness of strangers. — P.10

1) Within a decade, the United States will be spending more of the federal budget on its interest payments than on its military. You read that right: more on debt service than on the armed services. According to the CBO’s 2010 long-term budget outlook, by 2020 the government will be paying between 15 and 20 percent of its revenues in debt interest. Whereas defense spending will be down between 14 and 16 percent. — P.5

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Post by: Warph on November 18, 2012, 12:08:43 PM
Could this be....  


New Possible Signs That The World Is Coming To An End!? (Dead Species, Global Warming, Strange Sounds Being Heard + More)

Something is going on out there in La La Land!

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on November 18, 2012, 12:45:48 PM
December 21, 2012 is about upon us.  Is this the END???  Are We Goners.... Kaput... Fini??????





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Post by: Warph on November 18, 2012, 01:09:15 PM
2012 SIGNS- WORLD ENDING on DEC. 21, 2012 ??????  


We are one day closer! As predicted by the Mayans, on December 21st, 2012, the Earth will line up with the Sun which will be in line with the black hole at the center of our galaxy. No one knows for sure what will happen but people love to talk about it. Very hot subject.

SCIENTIFIC EXPERTS globally are predicting and expecting that 3 years from now, all life on Earth may well come to an end. Some are saying it'll be we humans that would set it off. Others believe that a natural disasterous phenomenon will be the cause. And the religious folks are saying it'll be God himself who would press the stop and restart button. The following are some likely arguments as to why the world would end by the year 2012.


Reason one: Mayan calendar
The first to predict 2012 as the end of the world were the Mayans, a bloodthirsty race that were good at two things — building highly accurate astrological equipment out of stone and sacrificing virgins.

Thousands of years ago they managed to calculate the length of the lunar moon as 329.53020 days, only 34 seconds out. The Mayan calendar predicts that the earth will end on December 21, 2012. Given that they were pretty close to the mark with the lunar cycle, it's likely they've got the end of the world right as well.

Reason two: Sun storms
Solar experts from around the world monitoring the sun have made a startling discovery. Our sun is in a bit of strife. The energy output of the sun is, like most things in nature, cyclic and it's supposed to be in the middle of a period of relative stability. However, recent solar storms have been bombarding the earth with lot of radiation energy. It's been knocking out power grids and destroying satellites. This activity is predicted to get worse and calculations suggest it'll reach its deadly peak sometime in 2012.

Reason three: The atom smasher
Scientists in Europe have been building the world's largest particle accelerator. Basically, its a 27 km tunnel designed to smash atoms together to find out what makes the universe tick. However, the mega-gadget has caused serious concern, with some scientists suggesting that it's properly even a bad idea to turn it on in the first place. They're predicting all manner of deadly results, including mini black holes. So when this machine is fired up for its first serious experiment in 2012, the world could be crushed into a super-dense blob the size of a basketball.

Reason four: The Bible says it
If having scientists warning us about the end of the world isn't bad enough, religious folks are getting in on the act as well. Interpretations of the Christian Bible reveal that the date for Armageddon, the final battle between good an evil, has been set for 2012. The I Ching, also known as the Chinese Book of Changes, says the same thing, as do various sections of the Hindu teachings.

Reason five: Super volcano
Yellowstone National Park in United States is famous for its thermal springs and old faithful geyser. The reason for this is simple — it's sitting on top of the world's biggest volcano and geological experts are beginning to get nervous sweats. The Yellowstone volcano has a pattern of erupting every 650,000 years or so, and we're many years overdue for an explosion that will fill the atmosphere with ash, blocking the sun and plunging the earth into a frozen winter that could last up to 15,000 years. The pressure under the Yellowstone is building steadily, and geologists have set 2012 as a likely date for the big bang.

Reason six: The physicists
This one's case of bog — simple maths mathematics. Physicists at Berkely University have been crunching the numbers. They've determined that the earth is well overdue for a major catastrophic event. Even worse, they're claiming that their calculations prove that we're all going to die, very soon. They are also saying that their prediction comes with a certainty of 99 per cent; and 2012 just happens to be the best guess as to when it occurs.

Reason seven: Earth's magnetic field
We all know the Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that shields us from most of the sun's radiation. What you might not know is that the magnetic poles we call North and South have a nasty habit of swapping places every 750,000 years or so — and right now we're about 30,000 years overdue. Scientists have noted that the poles are drifting apart roughly 20-30 kms each year, much faster than ever before, which points to a pole-shift being right around the corner. While the pole shift is under way, the magnetic field is disrupted and will eventually disappear, sometimes for up to 100 years. The result is enough UV outdoors to crisp your skin in seconds, killing everything it touches.


Ouch.... That has gotta hurt!
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on November 20, 2012, 09:03:00 AM
When you realize how many political careers and reputations have been destroyed because of sex scandals over the past several years, it’s truly mind-boggling.  David Petraeus is just the latest in a long line that goes back at least as far as John Kennedy and includes the likes of Gary Hart, Bob Packwood, Wilbur Mills, Ted Kennedy, Mark Sanford, Anthony Weiner, John Edwards and Bill Clinton.  Frankly, it’s a wonder that any of these guys ever got any work done.

It’s probably not that much of a shock when you consider that most politicians were formerly lawyers.  And if it’s true that the ranks of dentists and psychiatrists are filled with would-be doctors who found they couldn’t stand the sight of blood, it’s probably fair to assume that politicians were lawyers who couldn’t stand the thought of working for a living.

But I think the bigger message we can take away from the rise and fall of Mr. Petraeus is that we would all do well to stop making heroes out of people we don’t really know.  It’s bad enough when teenagers glom onto entertainers and athletes, but at least one can hope they’ll eventually grow out of wanting to emulate the likes of Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Michael Vick, Lance Armstrong and Elmo.

There’s nothing wrong with admiring someone’s accomplishments, but if you’re looking for heroes, you should probably start looking closer to home.  Find people whose honesty and character you’re actually in a position to vouch for.  Maybe it’s your mom or dad, perhaps even a sibling.  If you’re fortunate enough, you might even see one in your mirror.  Just keep in mind that just about everyone you see in the movies, on TV, in the stadium or arena or read about in newspapers and magazines, has a publicity person on salary whose job is to promote their image.  Nobody ever hired a flack to make them look bad.  Therefore, when you read about some famous person who finally gets caught misbehaving, it’s safe to assume you don’t know the half of it.

In the aftermath of the election, it has occurred to me that it is foolish to discuss the Catholic vote.  When you realize that Obuma received the bulk of Hispanic votes in spite of his endorsement of abortion and same-sex marriages, and his war on the Church over birth control pills for Church employees, it’s obvious that religion is a goofy basis upon which to base their identity.  It’s just as foolish as believing that religion plays any role in the way that Jews vote.  The fact of the matter is that the huge majority of orthodox Jews vote for conservatives.  It’s secular Jews who overwhelmingly support liberal candidates.  But pollsters continue to group them together and to then refer to the Jewish vote as if it’s monolithic and has anything to do with Judaism.

If I’m not mistaken, the slide in decorum began, not too surprisingly, with Bill Clinton.  Before him, about the most embarrassing things that occurred during presidential campaigns, was seeing the candidates don Indian war bonnets, kissing babies and chowing down on such ethnic, vote-getting, delicacies as pizzas, strudel and knishes.  While it’s true that Nixon, generally the stodgiest of politicians, went on Laugh-In and in a futile attempt to seem like a regular guy, said “Sock it to me!” ...it took Clinton going on MTV and telling the world whether he wore jockey shorts or boxers to place the presidential limbo pole at ground level.  Monica Lewinsky was merely the inevitable result of electing the horny oaf to the highest office in the land.

Therefore, it was no big surprise to see Obuma during the campaign popping up to chitchat with the tawdry likes of Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Jay Leno, David Letterman and Lazaro Mendez, the radio host who bills himself as the Pimp with a Limp.

Speaking of he who should be back in Chicago, it’s not certain, as I sit here, whether Barack Obuma will nominate U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to replace Hillary Clinton as the Secretary of State.  My question, though, is: How is it that Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Mrs. Clinton and now, possibly, Ms. Rice, have all been deemed fit for the job?

Just when was it decided that a position that had been held by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Martin Van Buren, Daniel Webster, William Jennings Bryan, George Marshall and John Foster Dulles, would become nothing more than the final rung on the ladder of affirmative action?

In 20 short years, it’s gone from being a tough job for tough-minded people to being a really bad joke.  Sort of like the presidency, itself, now that I think of it.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on November 24, 2012, 10:15:50 PM
As we approach the "fiscal cliff" of punitive taxation and draconian spending cuts it might be time to suggest that Congress consider that we change our National Emblem to the Ostrich.


Shortly after World War II, Churchill and Truman were riding a train to Fulton Missouri to give speeches. Churchill gave his, now famous, "Iron Curtain" speech; and no one can remember what Truman said.  During the train ride Truman was eager to show Winston Churchill the new National emblem that Truman had modified. The eagle no longer looked toward the arrows in the left talon of the eagle but had shifted its gaze toward the olive branch in its right talon. Churchill was quoted as saying that perhaps the head should be on a swivel so that it could look either the right or the left as was needed at the time. Truman was not amused.

Now more than sixty years later it seems that we need a new inspirational emblem as we approach the "fiscal cliff."  Yet, a lack of leadership seems to indicate that neither political party has the will to find a totem to make the hard decisions that loom before us in either spending or taxation. So many politicians either seem confused or scared to the point of paralysis on this impending doom.

The results of the recent election are to blame, some say. The voters left in place a Republican House and a Democrat in the Presidency. The eagle does not know whether to look left or right.  A two headed eagle was the emblem of Tsarist Russia, it looked both ways at the same time but that government did not work out so well.

Given that no one in either party is stepping up to take a stand on the numbers game which we call the budget process, its clear that an eagle is not the right emblem. The head in the sand mentality had taken hold of so many in Washington, so clearly the solution is to adopt the Ostrich as our national emblem. We can't seem to face our fiscal problems at home nor our foreign problems of a nuclear Iran. We would rather pretend that none of these problems exist and just stick our heads in the sand.  So it seems that the Ostrich is perfect for the new national emblem.

However, considering that we are rushing toward the fiscal cliff with speed and enthusiasm, perhaps we should consider the lemming as a notional emblem as well.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on November 27, 2012, 12:12:22 AM
GOP would have lost election even with Hispanic vote.

Some promises are meant to be kept

“I swear by Allah, won’t do such a thing again” (Allah kasam dubara aisi galti nahi karunga), were the last words uttered by Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving terrorist, proved guilty in 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. Kasab was hanged till death and buried immediately inside Yerwada jail on Wednesday morning.

Who's up for a combo platter of Muslims and Green Energy?

There are about a thousand things that Obama hates. Like guns, bibles, coal, movies about Mohammed and cameras that don’t capture his good side. But there are only two things he really loves. Green energy and Muslims. And finally he’s found a way to put both together at the same time. And it will only cost us 6 billion dollars.

Obama is funneling money to Muslim countries so that they’ll buy Green Energy tech from his eco-crony capitalist donors. The shell game is that these companies are on the brink of bankruptcy and Obama is trying to use foreign aid to bail them out.

Twinkies Aren't the only Fattening Things Around
The Bakers’ Union (BCTGM) has 58 employees. 29 of them make more than $100,000 a year. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union has 8 Vice Presidents. (One is an Executive Vice-President). BCTGM also has 12 representatives who make between $100,000 and $150,000. Its highest paid organizer makes $148,851.

 Like Pavlov’s dogs, reporters reflexively reduce the Middle East to a conflict between Israel and the Arabs, Jews and Muslims, the people that they hate and the people that they like. Asking them to cover anything more complicated than that is also asking them to do too much.

According to a survey conducted by the Palpress Arabic-language website, the Palestinians are itching for another fight with Israel, less than a day after the Jewish state agreed to prematurely halt its campaign to eliminate the Gaza missile threat.
The Palpress survey, which was actually an Internet referendum, showed that 64 percent of Palestinian Arabs oppose a long-term ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip.

....Dan Greenfield
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Post by: Warph on November 27, 2012, 12:58:14 AM
Controversy: School District’s System for Student Microchip Tracking Devices Was Hacked, One Student Fights Back on Mandated ID on Religious Grounds (video):



If this controversial microchip-card mandate had been launched at schools in liberty-robbing, left-wing-delerious California or Massachusetts, I’d not be surprised.

But TEXAS???

Welcome to the Nanny State.

The ID monitoring system for a San Antonio school district was hacked over the weekend in protest, and another student is fighting back, saying the mandate violates her religion. Andrea Hernandez is being taken seriously by the courts.

Reported by CBS Houston, Schools’ Tracking Devices Causes Controversy:

A San Antonio school district’s website was hacked over the weekend to protest its policy requiring students to wear microchip-embedded cards tracking their every move on campus.

A teenager purportedly working with the hacker group Anonymous said in an online statement that he took the site down because the Northside school district “is stripping away the privacy of students in your school.”

The teen, who identified himself in an email as being 16 years old, said he hacked into the website Saturday, and it was not working Sunday. District spokesman Pascual Gonzalez said he has not yet been able to confirm that it was hacked.

Starting this fall, all students at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School are required to carry identification cards embedded with a microchip. They are tracked by the dozens of electronic readers installed in the schools’ ceiling panels.

Northside has been testing a “radio frequency identification” tracking system for the two schools to increase attendance in order to secure more state funding, officials have said. The program, which kicked off at the beginning of this school year, eventually could be used at all of Northside’s 112 campuses, officials have said. The district is the fourth largest in Texas with more than 97,000 students.

The hacked website isn’t the first controversy over the program.

One John Jay student refused to wear the device, citing religious reasons, and then filed a lawsuit after Principal Robert Harris threatened to remove her from the school and stopped her from petitioning against the ID badge. Last week a judge said the principal’s actions violated the student’s speech and religious rights, and granted a restraining order barring Harris from removing her from the school, San Antonio television station KENS reported.

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Post by: Warph on December 01, 2012, 12:38:50 PM
No, Weed Isn't "Harmless"

By Katie Pavlich

Our friend Steven Crowder recently took a trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan to expose a common lie about Marijuana use: it's not harmful. It turns out, Marijuana isn't "just a plant" that does less damage than alcohol. According to a doctor Crowder interviewed in the video below, Marijuana actually lingers in your brain and when smoked at a young age, prevents maturity from taking place (imagine that!).


What's the truth?


As Crowder pointed out in the video, there are many cases to be made on both sides of the Marijuana legalization argument, however, making the argument that the drug is "harmless" is inaccurate. Although alcohol and tobacco are legal, we don't make the argument that they are both harmless because, they aren't.

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Post by: Diane Amberg on December 01, 2012, 12:52:48 PM
Do you know how many different kinds of marijuana there are? Many more than most people think and all are "stronger'' than what was around in the 60's. Bad news.
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Post by: Bullwinkle on December 02, 2012, 12:38:21 AM
      Unless you use it, how do you know ?
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Post by: Diane Amberg on December 02, 2012, 07:27:10 PM
From the EMT classes I taught for many years and the Docs who taught us instructors. I can't be around it ,it gives me a terrible head ache. We hauled many a high person to the hospital after they "forgot" to drive and wrecked.  Sorry to ruin your fun.
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Post by: Warph on December 03, 2012, 09:42:36 PM
3 Reasons to Kill the Dept. of Homeland Security


1. It’s unnecessary. In the months immediately following September 11 attacks in 2001, President George W. Bush initially resisted calls to create a new high-level bureaucracy that would be laid on top of current activities. He was right to recognize that coordinating existing agencies would have been smarter and better. Unfortunately, he caved in to pressure to create a massive new department.

2. It’s ineffective. To read the titles of Government Accountability Office (GAO) analyses of Homeland Security is to be reminded constantly that DHS is never quite on top of its game. Recent reports include “DHS Requires More Disciplined Investment Management to Help Meet Mission Needs,” “DHS Needs Better Project Information and Coordination Among Four Overlapping Grant Programs,” and “Agriculture Inspection Program Has Made Some Improvements, But Management Challenges Persist.”

3. It’s expensive. Last year, Homeland Security spent a whopping $60 billion, a figure that will doubtlessly increase in coming years. The construction of its new headquarters – the single-largest projectever undertaken by The General Services Administration – will cost at least $4 billion and is already years behind on schedule since breaking ground in 2009.

Since it’s the holiday season, here’s a bonus reason to get rid of the Department of Homeland Security: It also runs the Transportation Security Administration, whose nasty reputation for manhandling innocent travelers is only slightly more annoying than its massive and undeserved growth in personnel and cost over the past decade.

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Post by: Warph on December 06, 2012, 06:12:13 PM
Do you know how many different kinds of marijuana there are? Many more than most people think and all are "stronger'' than what was around in the 60's. Bad news.

American voters favor the legalization of marijuana, 51 - 44 percent, with a substantial gender and age gap, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

"With the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes legal in about 20 states, and Washington and Colorado voting this November to legalize the drug for recreational use, American voters seem to have a more favorable opinion about this once-dreaded drug," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "There are large differences on this question among the American people.
"Men support legalization 59 - 36 percent, but women are opposed 52 - 44 percent. The racial split evident throughout American politics on many matters is barely noticeable on this question with 50 percent of white voters and 57 percent of black voters backing legalization."

 "Not surprisingly, voters 18 to 29 years old support legalization 67 - 29 percent while voters over age 65 are opposed 56 - 35 percent," Brown added. "Voters 30 to 44 years old like the idea 58 - 39 percent, while voters 45 to 64 years old are divided 48 - 47 percent."

 "This is the first time Quinnipiac University asked this question in its national poll so there is no comparison from earlier years. It seems likely, however, that given the better than 2-1 majority among younger voters, legalization is just a matter of time."

Diane... Boomers are in power and have been for some time.  The States and the Fed are desperate for the tax revenue marijuana sales will produce.

Hate to say it but the "War On Drugs" is a colossal failure.  The most successful aspect of the "War On Drugs" was the high rate of incarceration, which has become too expensive and unproductive, although it was also good for disenfranchising voters.  America in general has not changed its mind, after all anyone who has indulged knows Chong was not wrong, but the elite has decided it is time to let go of the myths about grass.  I'm far from a prude on this issue but I am somewhat concerned that the "legalization" of marijuana will create challenges that need to be considered before we get too far along.  Maybe it will all work out ok but I have little faith that the States and Feds can properly address them ahead of time and I think this has all the makings of a great field for trial lawyers.

The "War On Drugs "has produced the same result as Prohibition did in the 30s.  Mexico is now ruled by the Mob.  Illegal pot is so profitable, mexican drug lords grow it in California's National Forests and Parks.  Legalize it and you undercut and eradicate that avenue of money making and environmental abuse.


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Post by: Diane Amberg on December 07, 2012, 04:17:15 PM
 I've known one since 1972. In all that time he has been sober and off drugs ( meth and marijuana) for about six months, and that has been in bits and pieces.
 He's classic example of what not to do..totally irresponsible. He has kept his family, after his wife and daughter left him years ago, in an uproar constantly. I'm amazed we haven't yet found him dead in a ditch. He's done prison time,didn't change a thing,, tried to get family to take out a second mortgage on their house to pay off his drug dealer... and couldn't understand why they wouldn't. A real piece of work, yet when he wants to he can be very charming.
Stay home and off the roads please, no matter what. Or have a designated driver. High drivers are just as dangerous as drunk...and texting! drivers. I know, I've seen it all.
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Post by: Warph on December 08, 2012, 12:36:52 AM

From an ex-stoner:
“Women don’t like pot for the most part. It’s a 'man' drug. What they really don’t like is a useless, stoned man…pot makes you stupid, poor company and a poor provider.”  ...Robert Downey, jr.

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Post by: redcliffsw on December 08, 2012, 08:06:03 AM

Warph, I think the Fed's are more interested in keeping the drug war agoing
to maintain the power over people.  Tyranny, that is.   

Drugs are State issues, not Federal. 

The States would do well by nullifying the Fed's on a lot of things.  Nullification, it works, if used.

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Post by: Warph on December 08, 2012, 10:52:54 PM

Exposing Washington’s Dishonest Budget Math
....By Daniel J. Mitchell

I’ve repeatedly tried to expose pervasive fiscal dishonesty in Washington.

In these John Stossel and Judge Napolitano interviews, for instance, I explain that the crooks in DC have created a system that allows them to claim they’re cutting the budget when the burden of government spending actually is rising.

This sleazy system is designed in part to deceive the American people, and the current squabbling over the fiscal cliff is a good example. The President claims he has a “balanced approach” that involves budget cuts, but look at the second chart at this link and you will see that he’s really proposing bigger government.



This dishonest approach also was used by the President’s Fiscal Commission and last year’s crummy debt limit deal was based on this form of fiscal prevarication.

Here are some key excerpts from a Wall Street Journal editorial exposing this scam:
…President Obama and John Boehner are playing by the dysfunctional Beltway rules. The rules work if you like bigger government, but Republicans need a new strategy, which starts by exposing the rigged game of “baseline budgeting.” …numbers have no real meaning because they are conjured in the wilderness of mirrors that is the federal budget process. Since 1974, Capitol Hill’s “baseline” has automatically increased spending every year according to Congressional Budget Office projections, which means before anyone has submitted a budget or cast a single vote. Tax and spending changes are then measured off that inflated baseline, not in absolute terms. …Democrats designed this system to make it easier to defend annual spending increases and to portray any reduction in the baseline as a spending “cut.” Chris Wallace called Timothy Geithner on this “gimmick” on “Fox News Sunday” this week, only to have the Treasury Secretary insist it’s real. …in the current debate the GOP is putting itself at a major disadvantage by negotiating off the phony baseline. …If Republicans really want to slow the growth in spending, they need to stop playing by Beltway rules and start explaining to America why Mr. Obama keeps saying he’s cutting spending even as spending and deficits keep going up and up and up.

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that other nations rely on this crooked system, most notably the United Kingdom, which supposedly is imposing “savage” cuts even though government spending keeps rising (and they fooled Paul Krugman, though he seems to make a habit of misreading foreign fiscal and economic data).
But let’s return to the American fiscal situation. Republicans almost certainly will lose the battle over the fiscal cliff because they meekly are playing cards with a rigged deck controlled by the other side.

They should expose this scam by using nominal numbers and looking at year-over-year changes in both taxes and spending. I did that last year and showed how simple it is to balance the budget in a short period of time.

They key thing to understand is that (barring a recession) tax revenues rise every year. Indeed, the Congressional Budget Office projects that tax revenue will climb by an average of more than 6 percent annually over the next 10 years – even if the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts are made permanent.

So all that’s really needed to bring red ink under control is a modest bit of spending restraint. This video is from 2010, but the analysis is still completely relevant today.

It’s amazing how good things happen when you follow the Golden Rule of fiscal policy.

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Post by: jarhead on December 11, 2012, 08:03:52 AM

Good for Gov Brownback. Now I hope he tells these morons to shove it where the sun doesn't shine.

Secular group rips Kansas Gov. Brownback for his promotion of faith rally
Published December 10, 2012

A secular group tore into Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback over the weekend for promoting a national faith rally, saying the Republican governor needs to "repent" for allegedly violating the separation of church and state.
Whether any constitutional boundaries were actually breached is unclear, but Americans United for Separation of Church and State was unsparing in its criticism of the governor.

"The people of Kansas do not need politicians telling us when, how or whether to pray," Vickie Sandell Stangl, president of the Great Plains Chapter of Americans United, said in a statement.

"If anybody needs to repent, it's Gov. Brownback. He needs to repent for violating the constitutional separation of church and state."

The Kansas governor spoke on Saturday at a ReignDown USA event in Topeka, Kan., where he used his 10-minute appearance to discuss how he turned to religion after being diagnosed with cancer in 1995.

According to an account in The Topeka Capital-Journal, Brownback said: "I finally reached up and said, 'God, this life's yours.' It started a great adventure."

But what really rankled Americans United for Separation of Church and State was Brownback's earlier promotion of the prayer rally, in the form of a state proclamation.

"The governor is really overstepping his constitutional bounds. He was elected to serve as governor of our state, not our state pastor-in-chief," Stangl said.

Reached for comment, Executive Director Barry Lynn explained that the group was more concerned with a proclamation put out by the governor's office than his actual remarks at the event.

In the proclamation, Brownback declared Saturday -- the day of the event -- to be a "Day of Restoration."

"We collectively repent of distancing ourselves from God and ask for His mercy on us," the proclamation said.

Brownback, though, also used the proclamation to quote former American presidents -- including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson -- who discussed their faith and God.

"WHEREAS, our Nation's greatest leaders have called on a merciful God for favor during troubled times," the proclamation said, quoting the Jefferson line: "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever."

Lynn said the proclamation went too far by "proclaiming that this is good for everyone in the state of Kansas." He said the statement was tantamount to making the ReignDown USA rally a "special state event."

The group also accused ReignDown USA organizers of wanting "government leaders to adopt their religious vision and impose it on us all."

Those organizers, though, rejected that claim.

"We were all just gathering, uniting together, and praying for change," said Shawn-Marie Cole, chief visionary officer with the organizer.

Walt Kallestad, president of the group's advisory board, said the event is not about imposing belief sets.

"ReignDown is really a call for humility, prayer, repentance," he said.

It's hardly the first time Brownback has worn his faith on his sleeves.

In August 2011, he joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry for a national prayer rally. It came as Perry was considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination.

“It is no secret that Governor Brownback is a man of faith. He believes strongly in the power of prayer and so do the people of Kansas," spokeswoman Sherriene Jones-Sontag said in the governor's defense.

Organizers for ReignDown USA have not yet returned requests from FoxNews.com for comment.

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Post by: jarhead on December 11, 2012, 08:15:53 AM
This just shows how stupid our country has become. We can only hope there is a "self destruct bomb" inside each jet that we can activate when the time comes that we, or Israel are fighting against our own planes---and the time will come.

US sending 20 more F-16s to Egypt, despite turmoil in Cairo
By Maxim Lott

Published December 10, 2012

Instability in Egypt, where a newly-elected Islamic government teeters over an angry population, isn't enough to stop the U.S. from sending more than 20 F-16 fighter jets, as part of a $1 billion foreign aid package.

The first four jets are to be delivered to Egypt beginning Jan. 22, a source at the naval air base in Fort Worth, where the planes have been undergoing testing, told FoxNews.com. The North African nation already has a fleet of more than 200 of the planes and the latest shipment merely fulfills an order placed two years ago. But given the uncertainty in Cairo, some critics wonder if it is wise to be sending more top gun planes.

“Should an overreaction [by Egypt] spiral into a broader conflict between Egypt and Israel, such a scenario would put U.S. officials in an embarrassing position of having supplied massive amounts of military hardware … to both belligerents,” said Malou Innocent, a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute. “Given Washington's fiscal woes, American taxpayers should no longer be Egypt’s major arms supplier.”

“Given Washington's fiscal woes, American taxpayers should no longer be Egypt’s major arms supplier.”

The U.S. government ordered and paid for the fighter jets for Egypt's military as part of foreign aid for Egypt back in 2010, when Hosni Mubarak ruled. The fighter jets were supposed to be delivered in 2013, and delivery will go ahead as scheduled even though Hosni Mubarak has been removed from power and replaced by Mohamed Morsi, who led the Muslim Brotherhood before becoming Egypt's president.

Morsi was democratically elected, but last month attempted to seize dictatorial powers for himself. After widespread protests and violence in Egypt's capital of Cairo, Morsi backed off from his power grab. But he is pushing through a controversial new constitution for Egypt that would more strictly enforce Islamic Shariah law, and only recently said he reserves the right to have the military arrest protesters without charges.

"The Morsi-led Muslim Brotherhood government has not proven to be a partner for democracy as they had promised, given the recent attempted power grab," a senior Republican congressional aide told FoxNews.com.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Fla.), who chairs the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, recently criticized U.S. military aid to Egypt:

“The Obama administration wants to simply throw money at an Egyptian government that the president cannot even clearly state is an ally of the United States,” Rep. Ros-Lehtinen said.

The $213 million order, which is paid for by U.S. taxpayers and is part of Egypt's foreign aid package from America, had to be approved by lawmakers in Washington.While the basic F-16 has been a military workhorse for top air forces for more than 25 years, the cockpit electronics are constantly updated and the models Egypt is getting are the best defense contractor Lockheed Martin makes.

"This is a great day for Lockheed Martin and a testament to the enduring partnership and commitment we have made to the government of Egypt," said John Larson, vice president, Lockheed Martin F-16 programs. "We remain committed to providing our customer with a proven, advanced 4th Generation multirole fighter."

"In an air combat role, the F-16's maneuverability and combat radius exceed that of all potential threat fighter aircraft," the U.S. Air Force description of the plane reads.

"The F-16 can fly more than 500 miles, deliver its weapons with superior accuracy, defend itself against enemy aircraft, and return to its starting point. An all-weather capability allows it to accurately deliver ordnance during non-visual bombing conditions."

A Pentagon spokesman said the U.S. and Egypt have an important alliance that is furthered by the transfer.

"The U.S.-Egypt defense relationship has served as the cornerstone of our broader strategic partnership for over thirty years," said Lt. Col. Wesley Miller. "The delivery of the first set of F-16s in January 2013 reflects the U.S. commitment to supporting the Egyptian military's modernization efforts. Egyptian acquisition of F-16s will increase our militaries' interoperability, and enhance Egypt's capacity to contribute to regional mission sets."

Last month, State Department official Andrew J. Shapiro explained why the administration plans to continue military aid to Egypt:

“I know that the uncertainty over the Egyptian transition has prompted some in Congress to propose conditioning our security assistance to Egypt. The administration believes that putting conditions on our assistance to Egypt is the wrong approach, and Secretary Clinton has made this point strongly. Egypt is a pivotal country in the Middle East and a long-time partner of the United States. We have continued to rely on Egypt to support and advance U.S. interests in the region, including peace with Israel, confronting Iranian ambitions, interdicting smugglers, and supporting Iraq,” he said
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Post by: Warph on December 11, 2012, 10:29:05 PM
So far, Jar, we have had 62 Egyptian pilots train on F-16s here at Luke AFB in the past two years.  This program has been ongoing now for the past 10 or so years here.  Most training AF bases in the U.S. have pilots from all over the middle east learning to fly everything from C-130s to fighter jets to choppers.  I have written about this before... it sucks. 
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Post by: Warph on December 11, 2012, 10:42:48 PM

Johnny Cash Sings The Obama Blues

Uploaded on Dec 2, 2011

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Post by: jarhead on December 12, 2012, 03:10:45 PM
Let me see if I got this right---the reason the Taliban are killing Americans is because we don't understand their culture ---that it is OK for the men to molest little boys and as long as they don't fall in love with the tykes it not homosexual behavior and therefore is accepted. What hog wash !! I hope Gen J. Allen tells the Army, politely, that they can keep their new handbook, and just leave him and his Marines alone so they can do their job of killing as many of the Taliban as they can. This pacification BS was tried before and it didn't work then, and won't now.

A proposed new handbook for Americans serving in Afghanistan warns them not to speak ill about the Taliban, advocate women’s rights or criticize pedophilia, and the general in charge is not happy with it.

The draft of the newest Army handbook seems to suggest that ignorance of Afghan culture is to blame for deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces, according to The Wall Street Journal, which got a peek at the 75-page document. But its message of walking on eggshells around the locals is not going over well with U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen, the top military commander in Afghanistan.

"Gen. Allen did not author, nor does he intend to provide, a foreword," said Col. Tom Collins, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan. "He does not approve of its contents."

The study, based on interviews with 600 members of the Afghan security forces and 200 American soldiers, painted a grim portrait of opposing cultures with simmering disdain for their counterparts.

The draft handbook includes a summary stating that some U.S. soldiers consider Afghan forces to be “basically stupid” thieves, "gutless in combat," "profoundly dishonest" and engaged in "treasonous collusion and alliances with enemy forces."

The draft handbook offers a list of "taboo conversation topics" that soldiers should avoid, including "making derogatory comments about the Taliban," "advocating women's rights," "any criticism of pedophilia," "directing any criticism toward Afghans," "mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct" or "anything related to Islam," according to the Journal.

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Post by: jarhead on December 26, 2012, 12:45:50 PM
What a crock of crap !!!! If we don't kick the liberals out of our country and our military---or at least the ones running the show---then the day is not far off when our country will be protected by nothing but a bunch of limp wristed ,pantywaists . I can see it now" Men , get ready to assault the hill' --" we can't Lt, we are drinking our Lattes and waiting for our fingernail polish to dry"
This kind of crap frosts my nads to no end !! If Gen. Amos condones or enforces this BS then it's time for him to resign .

Military to subject Marines to random Breathalyzer tests in strict anti-drinking crackdown
Published December 26, 2012


WASHINGTON – The U.S. military next month plans to start subjecting Marines to random Breathalyzer tests, as part of its strictest anti-drinking policy to date. Even one drink could get a Marine referred for counseling.

The initiative, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013, is part of a broader program aimed at stopping Marines from underage drinking and drinking while on duty. They will be required to take the tests twice a year.

“Breathalyzer testing will enable commanders to test 100 percent of the Marines in their unit in order to take appropriate actions related to the health and safety of Marines such as training, education and referral to substance abuse counseling,” spokesman Maj. Shawn Haney told FoxNews.com.

Under the Marine order, monthly reports will be kept by each unit and quarterly reports will be submitted to Marine Corps headquarters. It’s up to the unit commander whether he or she wants to hand down additional punishment.

Any Marine who tests positive at .01 percent or higher, under the policy, could be referred by a commander for "training, education and further screening" at a substance abuse center. If a Marine tests .04 percent or higher, he or she will be referred to medical personnel to determine whether they are fit for duty.

The maximum blood alcohol level for driving in all 50 states and the District of Columbia is 0.08 percent -- much higher than the limit the Marines will impose on their personnel. Just one drink could easily bring the level to 0.01 percent, but some say such a strict crackdown is necessary.

In 2011, there were 13 alcohol-related deaths among Marines.

A study by the U.S. Institute of Medicine found that binge drinking or “sport drinking” has been on the rise among personnel in all branches of the military. In 2008, 47 percent admitted to binge drinking with 20 percent calling themselves “heavy drinkers,” a figure sharply higher than a decade ago when only 35 percent admitted to binge drinking.

The program is part of the Secretary of the Navy’s 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative aimed at reinforcing healthy lifestyles both on and off duty which entails curbing alcohol misuse and abuse. Early intervention is intended for Marines who have some difficulty with alcohol but who do not have an established pattern of abuse, Haney said.

During a pilot program in March 2012, the U.S. Navy said it would begin Breathalyzer tests for sailors stationed onboard ships and submarines and at air squadrons to curb alcohol abuse.

The Navy has also begun random testing of urine samples this month for synthetic chemical compounds such as synthetic marijuana known as Spice. Last year, the Navy discharged 94 sailors for using Spice. Most were from the aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Carol Vinson, which was the vessel used to dispose of Usama bin Laden’s body.

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Post by: Warph on December 29, 2012, 01:16:16 AM

Am I the only person left in America who doesn’t want a running negative news report everywhere I go?

Have you noticed that everywhere you go now there is a blaring television with the most disturbing news blasting in your ears?  I have, and it’s getting really tiresome.  I can understand that a sports bar or pub would have a TV for sports or something (though with the PC stuff some of the sportscasters spout on ESPN etc., I sometimes think I am watching the news), but why at every regular restaurant or even just in a store or doctor’s office do I continually have to watch the mayhem and anxiety-producing news that I am going out to escape?  Apparently I’m not alone, as others have noticed the trend in recent years.

And it’s not just restaurants, it’s doctor’s offices, stores, planes, and everywhere the public goes.  Even my gym is inundated with TVs that show one catastrophe after the next.  I thought people were watching less TV, but maybe this is at home where they have the choice.  Or are people just turning to other gadgets and devices to give them something to do constantly?  Is it too much to ask just to be able to sit quietly, ride the treadmill without the mayhem, or just read or stare into space in a public place?   Apparently so.  I am getting one of those TV-B-Gone remote controls that allow me to turn those damn things off.  They give me a headache.



This small keychain wonder is designed to turn off virtually any television. Invented by Mitch Altman, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur, the TV-B-Gone is a simple remote control device with a single button. When activated, the unit emits 209 different turn-off codes for nearly every TV. The unit...more takes a little more than a minute to cycle through all of the turn-off codes, but fortunately, codes for the most common TVs are emitted first.

Imagine... You're sitting in a restaurant with your friends.  The TV in the corner is blaring.
Sounds tempting...  
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Post by: Bullwinkle on December 29, 2012, 09:35:34 AM
       I remember when they first put TVs in places like restaraunts or bars, the customers controled the remote.
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Post by: jarhead on December 29, 2012, 12:32:06 PM
Can one of you smart people, like ol Warph, explain why the tax payers should pick up the tab to the tune of 17 billion dollars, included in this aid pkg, to help people rebuild their homes and business's ? Isn't that what insurance is for ?
 About the same time as Sandy we had some high winds that broke a big limb out of a cotton wood tree and smashed the roof in on a lean to. After the deductable my insurance company cut me a check and I had the roof replaced. Should I save money by dropping my home owners insurance and just let Uncle Sam pay for damage done by Mother nature---or you think I better keep paying for insurance ?

Senate-passed $60.4 billion Sandy aid package heads to tight-fisted House
Published December 29, 2012


The $60.4 billion emergency-aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims that the Senate has passed now faces an uncertain, final vote Sunday in the Republican-controlled House, which has expressed a desire to pass a less-expensive bill in the final days of the lame duck session.

The measure passed the Democrat-controlled Senate on Friday by a 62-32 vote, after Republicans failed to pass amendments that would have cut the package to $24 billion.

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that only about $9 billion of the $60.4 billion would be spent over the next nine months.

The late-October storm hammed the East Coast for several days, killing at 120 people. The flooding, high winds and pounding surf stretched from North Carolina to Maine -- with New York, New Jersey and Connecticut hit hardest.

Rep. Paul Ryan, the party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee and a leading House fiscal conservative, has criticized the Democratic bill as "packed with funding for unrelated items” such as commercial fisheries in American Samoa and roof repair of museums in Washington.

Senate Republicans tried to strip commercial fisheries and other non-immediate funding for their chamber’s bill.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., also targeted the fisheries disaster funding, unsuccessfully proposing an amendment to cut $150 million that could go to Alaska, the Gulf Coast and New England states.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., urged House leaders to quickly bring the Senate bill to the chamber floor to allow a vote.

He also the Senate bill provides "very good groundwork" for seeking Sandy aid next year, should the House vote against the legislation.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also urged House leaders to allow a vote.

"Our fellow Americans are waiting for relief to rebuild their homes, businesses, communities and lives,” the California Democrat said. “Now that the Senate has acted … the House must do the same immediately.”

The measure includes $11.5 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's chief disaster relief fund and $17 billion for community development block grants, much of which would help homeowners repair or replace their homes. Another $11.7 billion would help repair New York City's subways and other mass transit damage and protect them from future storms. Some $9.7 billion would go toward the government's flood insurance program. The Army Corps of Engineers would receive $5.3 billion to mitigate flood future risks and rebuild damaged projects.

To court votes, Democrats last week broadened some of their bill's provisions to cover damage from Hurricane Isaac, which struck the Gulf Coast earlier this year. A provision was added to the $2.9 billion allotted to Army Corps of Engineers projects to reduce future flooding risks; the coverage area for that program will now include areas hit by Isaac in addition to Sandy. Democrats also shifted $400 million into a community development program for regions suffering disasters, beyond areas struck by Sandy.

A Coburn amendment to reduce the federal share of costs for the Army Corps of Engineer projects to reduce future flooding risks also failed.

Most of the money in the $60.4 billion bill -- $47.4 billion -- is for immediate help for victims and other recovery and rebuilding efforts. The aid is intended to help states rebuild public infrastructure like roads and tunnels, and help thousands of people displaced from their homes.

Coburn and Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, frequent critics of government spending, targeted what they called "questionable" spending in the Democratic bill, including $2 million for roof repairs at Smithsonian Institution museums and $58 million in subsidies for tree planting on private properties.

A McCain amendment to strip the tree subsidies failed.

Republicans also criticized $13 billion in the Democratic bill for projects to protect against future storms, including fortifying mass transit systems in the Northeast. Republicans said however worthy such projects may be, they are not urgently needed and should be considered by Congress in the usual appropriations process next year.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Patriot on December 29, 2012, 07:58:29 PM
Can one of you smart people, like ol Warph, explain why the tax payers should pick up the tab to the tune of 17 billion dollars, included in this aid pkg, to help people rebuild their homes and business's ? Isn't that what insurance is for ?

Them's mighty fine questions, jarhead... until you take the gimee, entitlement mentality into account.  Haven't you heard?  Obama has a 'private stash' to help folks out.  But you might keep paying for that insurance just in case.  LOL

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on December 29, 2012, 09:50:01 PM
$58 million in subsidies for tree planting on private properties.
Now aint that a kick in the arse. If some one wants a tree let them buy their own---or better yet send that $58 million to us and we will dump a boat load of hedge apples in the Atlantic and when they wash ashore---in a couple years they will have lots of nice trees
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on December 29, 2012, 11:38:05 PM
$58 million in subsidies for tree planting on private properties.
Now aint that a kick in the arse. If some one wants a tree let them buy their own---or better yet send that $58 million to us and we will dump a boat load of hedge apples in the Atlantic and when they wash ashore---in a couple years they will have lots of nice trees

Don't forget these Pork Pie dittys, Jar...

***The bill includes $188 million for an Amtrak project to curb rail bottlenecks in the Northeast. The project was on the table LONG BEFORE Sandy hit in late October, according to an analysis of the bill by the group Taxpayers for Common Sense.

***$150 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for fisheries disasters in 2012 not related to Sandy; the money could go to New England states, Alaska, New York and Mississippi.

***$821 million for dredging projects in areas hit by Sandy and OTHER natural disasters.

***$20,000 to buy a new car for the Department of Justice's inspector general. (I love this one!)

I read that a good number of insurance companies are dragging their heels on this waiting to see what the Feds are going to do.  They need cut other federal programs to pay for some or all of the disaster costs.  The head of the F E M A, Craig Fugate, recently said the government's disaster relief fund still has $4.8 billion, enough to pay for recovery efforts into early spring. 

Hopefully the House will whittle this bill down.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on December 30, 2012, 11:17:18 AM

Why not tell it like it was???

I had a dream last night...

There sat the dog faced John Kerry  before the Senate confirmation hearings
for his appointment to Secretary of  State. After the Chair had praised his
vast "Diplomatic Experience"...  Followed by praise for his integrity,
honorable service, etc. He finally  turns the hearing over to the rest of
the panel for questioning... and here  is where my dream turned to
For in my dream... the first  Republican Senator to ask a question starts like

Senator...  you life story is a long and storied one...well known throughout
the world...  and the Chair has praised your integrity and diplomatic
experience... I'd  like to start by asking you to once again describe your
famous Christmas Eve,  secret mission into Cambodia ... Which I find most
interesting since you  weren't even in SE Asia during the Christmas time of
year? Then I would like  to ask... is consorting with our nations enemies
part of your "Diplomatic  Experience"... Like North Vietnam while we were at
war? The Sandinista's  while we were engaged in conflict in Central America ?
The butcher Assad and  Saddam Hussein in the Middle East ... and the Russians
and Chinese when we  were engaged in the Cold War?

And would you explain to us how you  recruited your fellow "Winter Soldiers"
to come and testify before Congress  about atrocities committed by our
American Soldiers and Marines... when most  of the so called witnesses you
recruited... were never even in the military  or had ever gone to Vietnam ?
Remind us of your eye witness accounts of our  Vietnam Veterans as being as
ruthless as the hordes of Gangues Khan? Tell us  when and where you observed
that first hand Senator Kerry?

And then  I'd like to know why your citations for your Silver Stars were
signed by a  Secretary of the Navy... years and years after the war was

And also, is  it true as charged by eye witnesses... Your Purple Hearts were
as a result of  your own incompetence? Friendly fire by your own hand? These
are just some of  the questions I have... and should be answered before your

And in my dream... I was cheerleading the line of  questioning and thinking
subconsciously... "Ask why he couldn't pass the Bar  Exam... if he is so
brilliant"? "Ask him why he parked his boat in Rhode  Island ... Was it to
avoid taxes on it in his home state"? "Ask him how he has  accumulated such
grand wealth on the salary of a Senator"? "Is it true that  your wealth was
derived by marrying homely, if not down right, butt ugly...  rich heiresses
and widows"? "And ask him why the men who served with him in   Vietnam ...
universally hate his guts... along with 99.9% of all Vietnam  Veterans"?

"Ask him if it is true that of all the men and women in the U.S.  Senate... he is
known to be the most egotistical of them all... only his good  buddy, John
McCain comes close. A man who also married well... Birds of a  feather"?

And then... I woke up! Ain't gonna happen... Politicians are  gutless!

But I have to ask myself? Is this the face America wants to  present to the
rest of the world? A man who has made a career of lies,  falsehoods and
deceit? I can think of no human being... who symbolizes the  term; "Ugly
American" more than John Kerry. A liar, a phony, arrogant, piece  of human
dog squeeze if there ever was one!

Is this a man we should be  proud to be hailed as a "Great American"? Can
any foreign leader ever trust a  single word out of this man's mouth... when
it is documented that he has lied  to his own countrymen... time after time
after time... Is this the best we  have offer? In a perfect world... this
man wouldn't even be considered for  "Dog Catcher"... even though he did
manage to capture two in his  lifetime.

He is an insult... a mortal insult... to all who have  served.

Ed Schriber
Col. USMC (Ret.)
"Semper Fi"

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on December 31, 2012, 02:16:28 AM
I love that last line from the Col., "He is an insult... a mortal insult... to all who have  served."  

Commander George Elliott--who praised Kerry's conduct during the Vietnam War--provided an affidavit criticizing Kerry for being awarded a Silver Star.

However, what appeared at first as a coup for them appeared to backfire when, on August 5, 2004, a Boston Globe article reported that Elliott had recanted his criticism of Kerry. The article quoted Elliott as saying, "It was a terrible mistake probably for me to sign the affidavit with those words. I'm the one in trouble here." The affidavit states that the incident for which Kerry received the medal was actually shooting "a wounded, fleeing Viet Cong in the back." Elliott said he felt "time pressure" to sign the affidavit "That's no excuse," Elliott said, "I knew it was wrong. ... In a hurry I signed it and faxed it back. That was a mistake." [28]

In the same article Elliott maintained that, "based on the affidavits of the veterans on other boats," Kerry's being awarded the Bronze Star and third Purple Heart might be questionable. He said: "I simply have no reason for these guys [signing the other affidavits] to be lying, and if they are lying in concert, it is one hell of a conspiracy. So, on the basis of all of the information that has come out, I have chosen to believe the other men. I absolutely do not know first hand."

Check for rest of story @:

The swift boat veterans disclosed the real Kerry and it was this group not the Republicans who stopped him from gaining control of the entire USA... however he remained in Senate and kept his powerful seat, tho' it's unfortunate that an effective effort did not remove him from the Senate.  Kerry shows that elites can disregard our laws without any retribution and rise in power.  I expect his pal McCain will ensure the Senate confirmation goes smoothly without any meaningful opposition... another sign of a failing U.S. Congress.

I have to agree with FDR:


See the resemblance:


Radical John Kerry Heads to State Dept.

It looks as if pathological liar and long-time radical Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) will be nominated for Secretary of State. But who is Kerry?

Let’s begin in 1971, when Kerry, ironically speaking to the same Foreign Relations Committee which he now heads, said of America’s efforts in the Vietnam War: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2012/08/11/wolf-blitzer-quotes-john-kerry-plea-us-accelerate-withdrawal-afghanistan

Each day to facilitate the process by which the United States washes her hands of Vietnam, someone has to give up his life so that the United States doesn’t have to admit something that the entire world already knows … so that we can't say that we’ve made a mistake.

Then the slander started:

I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command....

They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.

Kerry still stood by those charges in 2004:

Kerry told NBC last week that his use of the word ‘atrocity’ was ‘inappropriate’ and that the language he had used ‘reflected an anger. It was honest, but it was in anger. It was a little bit excessive. He also said he never intended to cast a negative light on the soldiers with whom he served.”

Kerry bullied others to lie, too, as Steve Pitkin, a fellow veteran who testified with Kerry, later admitted:
In January of 1971, I rode in a van with John Kerry, a national leader of the VVAW, and others from Washington D.C. to Detroit to attend the Winter Soldier Investigation, a conference intended to publicize alleged American war crimes in Vietnam. Having no knowledge of such war crimes, I did not intend to speak at the event.

During the Winter Soldier Investigation, John Kerry and other leaders of that event pressured me to testify about American war crimes, despite my repeated statements that I could not honestly do so. One event leader strongly implied that I would not be provided transportation back to my home in Baltimore, Maryland, if I failed to comply. Kerry and other leaders of the event instructed me to publicly state that I had witnessed incidents of rape, brutality, atrocities and racism, knowing that such statements would necessarily be untrue.


Kerry as Secretary of State will follow in Israel-hater Hillary Clinton’s anti-Israel footsteps, as Wikileaks revealed:
   On a February trip to the Middle East, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA)    told Qatari leaders that the Golan Heights should be returned to Syria, that a Palestinian capital should be    established in East Jerusalem as part of the Arab-Israeli peace process, and that he was ‘shocked’ by what    he saw on a visit to Gaza.

   Any negotiation has its limits, added Senator Kerry, and we know for the Palestinians that control of Al-   Aqsa mosque and the establishment of some kind of capital for the Palestinians in East Jerusalem are not negotiable.


In 2007, Kerry voted against a Senate resolution that wanted to “combat, contain, and roll back the violent activities and destabilizing influence inside Iraq of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” This, of course is exactly what has been happening ever since. The resolution also designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a foreign terrorist organization; Kerry didn’t like that either.

Kerry was one of the first politicians to call for Egyptian President Mubarak’s resignation, in line with Barack Obama’s push for the Islamization of the Middle East.

But the most damning charge against Kerry is that this man who came home and denounced American troops in Vietnam left POWs behind who were still imprisoned there when he headed the Select Senate Committee on POW-MIA Affairs. There was plenty of evidence that POW’s were still in Vietnam, but Kerry pushed for normalization of relations with Vietnam despite that.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on December 31, 2012, 02:37:33 AM
Top Ten Worst John Kerry Foreign Policy Mistakes


Senate Republicans seem eager to let fellow Senator John Kerry (D-MA) sail through the confirmation process and take office as Secretary of State (once current incumbent Hillary Clinton testifies about the Benghazi attack). The logic seems to be that “elections have consequences,” and that President Barack Obama has again earned the right to select a competent advocate for his foreign policy, even if that policy is a bad one.

Kerry’s weaknesses are not as self-evident as those of UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who misled the nation about Benghazi and had a long record of other failures. Yet Sen. Kerry has been on the wrong side of nearly every foreign policy issue for the past 40 years. His “experience” is much like that of supposed foreign policy guru, Vice President Joe Biden: a long track record of grievous mistakes.

Here are Kerry’s top ten worst:

10. Honduras (2009) - Sen. Kerry backed Obama’s dubious claim that leftist President Manuel Zelaya--an antisemite and autocrat in the Hugo Chavez mode--had been ousted in a coup. He even tried to reverse a contrary finding by the Law Library of Congress.

9. Terrorism (1996) - In a debate with former Gov. Bill Weld, Sen. Kerry opposed the death penalty for terrorists, at a time when lack of vigilance by the Clinton administration allowed Al Qaeda to become a deadly threat. (After 9/11, Sen. Kerry changed his mind.)

8. Nicaragua (1985) - As Mary Anastasia O’Grady of the Wall Street Journal noted last week, Sen. Kerry encouraged Congress to end aid for the Contras, who were opposing the Sandinista regime, which quickly found support from the Soviet Union and Cuba.

7. Iraq (2003) - In 2002, Sen. Kerry voted to authorize the Iraq War; in 2003, he voted against continued funding and aid necessary to secure victory. The flip-flop was not only indefensible, but also cost Sen. Kerry the 2004 election against George W. Bush.

6. Colombia (2003) - Sen. Kerry described FARC, a drug-fueled terrorist guerilla army in Colombia much beloved by Chavez and the far left, specializing in kidnappings and hostage-taking, as having “legitimate complaints” against the Colombian government.

5. Gulf War (1991) - Not only did Sen. Kerry vote against authorizing UN-approved action against Saddam Hussein, but he also argued for a “new world order” not led by the U.S. and criticized the American-led coalition President George H.W. Bush had built.

4. Iran (2007) - Our own William Bigelow notes: “In 2007, Kerry voted against a Senate resolution that wanted to “combat, contain, and roll back the violent activities and destabilizing influence inside Iraq of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

3. Israel (2003) - As CBS News has noted, Sen. Kerry called Israel’s anti-terror security barrier--which has saved hundreds of Israeli and Palestinian lives--a “barrier to peace” in October 2003. (As on many other issues, Sen. Kerry soon reversed his position.)

2. Syria (2009) - Though Sen. Kerry condemned Syria as a supporter of terrorism in 1991, when Syria had aligned with the U.S. in the Gulf War, he later embraced dictator Bashar al-Assad, leading Democrats’ efforts to rehabilitate the murderous regime.

1. Vietnam (1971) - As bad as Sen. Kerry’s record has been since, nothing quite tops his national debut in the “Winter Soldier” investigation as a decorated veteran telling false stories about war crimes allegedly committed by American troops in Vietnam.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 02, 2013, 05:03:59 PM

What Does 'Right to Work' Really Mean?

By Chris Malagisi

At this point in time, most people are probably familiar with the 'Right to Work' drama that ensued last week in Michigan. Through a debate with a staunch pro-union friend of mine, it dawned on me that perhaps there were some people who might not actually understand what it means to be pro 'Right to Work.'

At first glance, how could anyone be against a right to work? Who would be against someone working as the term itself invokes a pro-freedom sentiment found in the American democratic tradition. 'Right to Work' advocates believe these laws promote job creation, generate investment and allow workers to choose whether or not to join a union. 'Right to Work' opponents instead believe they are injurious to unions by reducing enrollment and dues, tends to decrease wages and overly favors employers.

Who's right? Studies show states like Michigan and others in the Midwest have some of the highest compulsory union enrollments yet also have high unemployment rates, compared to states with 'Right to Work' laws. On its face, this notion would seem counter intuitive as one might infer union membership implies protracted job security. These same studies also point out that non 'Right to Work' states pay their workers a little less but do provide more stability in the long run because they base their hiring decisions more so on demand, supply and the current economic conditions. So who's right?

Many justify their pro or con arguments based on the results of the laws as opposed to what is constitutionally just. To better understand what it means to be 'Right to Work' it is important to understand its actual constitutional heritage and the underlying free market principles that validate its position.

The US Constitution's first amendment guarantees the right of freedom of association and implies a freedom of non-association as well. The fifth amendment also guarantees private ownership of property and the principle of free enterprise. Understanding these rights, workers should therefore be able to join or not join unions and employers should have a substantial say in the way their business, or property, operates.

This notion changed substantially after the National Labor Relations Act, or Wagner Act, passed in congress and was signed into law by FDR in 1935. The new law purported to protect the rights of workers to organize labor unions, engage in collective bargaining - the ability to bargain on behalf of all union employees, striking as necessary to support their demands, and forced individuals to join a union whether they wanted to or not. In reality, the new law diminished fundamental private property rights for employers and their businesses and forced compulsory union membership and dues on employees.

The law was immediately controversial and unions steadily began to abuse their new powers throughout the country. Through intimidation, overreaching demands on management, compulsory membership and dues, and dispersing money to political candidates, whether or not the actual union membership endorsed them or not, became the new normal.

By 1947, one out of every fourteen workers were on strike. This eventually sparked the Labor-Management Relations Act, or Taft-Harley Act, which passed overwhelmingly in a bipartisan manner in congress in 1947, even overriding a presidential veto from President Truman. The act curtailed much of the abuses and redressed the labor-management imbalance. It also allowed, under section 14(b), the right-to-work clause giving workers the option not to join a union.

This also allowed employees the ability to decide on becoming union shops using a secret ballot - the same way we vote in any election in this country. This was incredibly important because unions could no longer intimidate others to join through social pressure or the threat of payback, which had taken place throughout much of the 1930s and 1940s. This sentiment was even captured in the Oscar winning Best Picture movie of 1954 - On the Waterfront, with Marlon Brando playing the famous lead role of Terry Malloy.

With all the hoopla this past week, 'Right to Work' opponents may not realize that they still have the right to organize if their employee base chooses to do so. 'Right to Work' advocates would agree with this as well but believe employees should have the fundamental right to choose whether or not to start or join a union without the fear of intimidation and by using a secret ballot. At the same time, non-union employees should not complain then of not receiving union benefits if they choose not to join their union.

As the country continues its economic drift, it's important we do not forget our constitutional freedoms and rights, even in this ever-changing globalized world with shifting economic landscapes and priorities. Both sides want a more prosperous and productive economy for all but it must begin with a right to work.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 02, 2013, 06:33:28 PM
*** "America's Greatest Work Of Art" ***
"So I said to him, 'Barack, I know Abe Lincoln, and you ain't Abe Lincoln ..'"

UPDATED: 01/03/13
Obuma has made numerous attempts to quote Lincoln SO WHY DOESN'T OBUMA USE THESE FAMOUS LINCOLN QUOTES:

"If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what's said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference."
"I don't like to hear cut-and-dried sermons.  No--when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees."

"If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which ... when once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing his judgment of the justice of your cause."

"I have found that when one is embarrassed, usually the shortest way to get through with it is to quit talking about it or thinking about it, and go at something else."

"No man [who has] resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention."

"A man watches his pear-tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap!"

"The true rule, in determining to embrace or reject any thing, is not whether it has any evil in it; but whether it has more of evil than of good. There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost every thing ... is an inseparable compound of the two; so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded."

"You must not wait to be brought forward by the older men....Do you suppose that I should ever have got into notice if I had waited to be hunted up and pushed forward by older men?"

"Half finished work generally proves to be labor lost...."

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.”
Lincoln's Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862


...these quotes by William John Henry Boetcker (1873–1962):

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.


... remember these great quotes from the Obumanator himself:

"And finally, Bos, I just want to say thank you for Youkilis." –joking at a fundraiser in Boston about the Red Sox trading their beloved slugger Kevin Youkilis to Chicago White Sox, Obama's hometown team. The line drew boos from the audience. (June 25, 2012)

"When I meet with world leaders, what's striking -- whether it's in Europe or here in Asia..." -mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011

"We're the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad." —Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 22, 2011

"We're not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that's fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you're providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy." —on Wall Street reform, Quincy, Ill., April 29, 2010

"One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world -- Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard." –mispronouncing "Corpsman" (the "ps" is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2010 (The Corpsman's name is also Christopher, not Christian)

"The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries." --Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010

"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It's the Post Office that's always having problems." –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009

"The Cambridge police acted stupidly." —commenting on a white police officer's arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Mass., at a news conference, July 22, 2009

"The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system." --in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

"It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing." --confusing German for "Austrian," a language which does not exist, Strasbourg, France, April 6, 2009

"No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something." --making an off-hand joke during an appearance on "The Tonight Show", March 19, 2009 (Obama later called the head of the Special Olympics to apologize)

"I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances." --after saying he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepared to take office, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2008 (Obama later called Nancy Reagan to apologize)

"I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." -- defending his tax plan to Joe the Plumber, who argued that Obama's policy hurts small-business owners like himself, Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2008

"What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith..." --in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying "your Christian faith," which Obama quickly clarified (Watch video clip)

"I'm here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis." --speaking via satellite to the Democratic National Convention, while in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2008

"Let me introduce to you the next President -- the next Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden." --slipping up while introducing Joe Biden at their first joint campaign rally, Springfield, Illinois, Aug. 23, 2008

"Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee -- which is my committee -- a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don't obtain a nuclear weapon." --referring to a committee he is not on, Sderot, Israel, July 23, 2008

"Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain...administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change." --Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008

"How's it going, Sunshine?" --campaigning in Sunrise, Florida

"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."

"Hold on one second, sweetie, we're going to do -- we'll do a press avail." --to a female reporter for ABC's Detroit affiliate who asked about his plan to help American autoworkers (Watch video clip)

"I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go." --at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon (Watch video clip)

"Why can't I just eat my waffle?" --after being asked a foreign policy question by a reporter while visiting a diner in Pennsylvania

"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." --explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters

"The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know, there's a reaction that's been bred in our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that's just the nature of race in our society."

"Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions." --exasperated by reporters after a news conference

"You're likeable enough, Hillary." --during a Democratic debate

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed." --on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: sixdogsmom on January 02, 2013, 09:57:17 PM
Uhhhh--- Warph, Lincloln did not say nor write those things.  8)
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Bullwinkle on January 02, 2013, 10:18:13 PM
        Why not quote a fellow democrat? 

       " Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: flintauqua on January 02, 2013, 10:20:24 PM
The snopes entry on the ten axioms supposedly uttered or penned by Lincoln is an interesting read on how misattribution can get out of control -

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 03, 2013, 01:06:14 AM
The snopes entry on the ten axioms supposedly uttered or penned by Lincoln is an interesting read on how misattribution can get out of control -



From Snopes:

Prosperity Disparity
Claim:   Abraham Lincoln authored a list of maxims beginning with 'You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.'"  


Origins:   One of author Ralph Keyes' axioms of misquotations is "Famous quotes need famous mouths," and the fulfillment of that need has, for the last several decades, put on the lips of Abraham Lincoln words that were not written until more than fifty years after Lincoln's death, penned by an obscure personage whose name is unknown to most living Americans.

The Rev. William John Henry Boetcker was a Presbyterian minister and notable public speaker who served as director of the pro-employer Citizens' Industrial Alliance, a position he held when, in 1916, he produced a booklet of "nuggets" from his lectures, which included maxims such as "We cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong" and "We cannot help the poor by kicking the rich." Boetcker's collection of maxims eventually crystallized as the list of ten now-familiar entries (variously known as the "Industrial Decalogue," the "Ten Don'ts," the "Ten Cannots," "Ten Things You Cannot Do, "or the "American Charter") reproduced above:

* You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
* You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
* You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
* You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
* You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
* You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
* You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
* You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
* You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
* You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

Sources differ on exactly how Boetcker's decalogue eventually came to be attributed to Lincoln, but it is generally accepted that someone published a leaflet with Boetcker's list of "cannots" on one side and authentic Lincoln quotations on the other, leading to an inevitable mix-up that resulted in everything printed on both sides of the paper being attributed to Lincoln. (The pamphlet in question is usually claimed to be a 1942 publication by the Committee for Constitutional Government entitled "Lincoln on Limitation(s)," with the confusion of attribution coming about because one version of the pamphlet omitted Boetcker's name, because the printed credits mistakenly switched Boetcker's name with Lincoln's, or because readers glossed over Boetcker's unfamiliar name and mistakenly assumed that all the material in the leaflet originated with the more familiar Abraham Lincoln.)

Once the runaway train of misattribution got rolling, there was no stopping it. As William Boetcker faded from public memory and Abraham Lincoln grew ever larger in American historical legend, few people had an interest or desire in setting the matter right — in accordance with another principle set forth by Keyes: "If words we like can't be credited to someone we've heard of, they might as well not have been said at all."

And any chance of genuine history winning out over the faux version in this case was probably set back at least a generation when another U.S. president, Ronald Reagan, stood before a nationwide audience at the 1992 Republican National Convention and delivered a speech in which he also erroneously attributed four of Boetcker's maxims to Lincoln:
I heard those speakers at that other convention saying "we won the Cold War" — and I couldn't help wondering, just who exactly do they mean by "we"? And to top it off, they even tried to portray themselves as sharing the same fundamental values of our party! What they truly don't understand is the principle so eloquently stated by Abraham Lincoln: "You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."

Reagan's 1992 Republican National Convention:

William John Henry Boetcker (1873–1962) was an American religious leader and influential public speaker:

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on January 03, 2013, 10:30:23 AM
I'm not even going to comment on this because when something pertains to what happens back East I am always informed I don't know what I'm talking about because I don't live there---Thank You Lord !!!
I do think I know who designed and built the plant though---oh lighten up---I'm just yanking your chain . ;D

Delaware taxpayers increasingly on the hook as Fisker auto plant idles

Oct. 27, 2009: Vice President Biden announces that Fisker will build plug-in electric cars at the shuttered GM plant in Wilmington, Del. The project was later put on hold amid financial troubles. (White House)

Delaware taxpayers appear to be getting soaked twice under a deal in which the Democratic governor lent $21.5 million to a hybrid electric carmaker to set up shop in the state. The company has yet to produce a car in Delaware, and taxpayers are footing the electric bill for the idle plant.

The deal was enthusiastically announced in 2009 by Gov. Jack Markell and Vice President Biden -- formerly Delaware's senior senator -- as a way to bring as many as 2,500 green jobs to the state. But California-based Fisker Automotive Inc. has since suffered a series of setbacks that have compounded its shaky financial situation.

"It has not worked out the way he had envisioned," Markell spokeswoman Cathy Rossi acknowledged Monday in a statement to FoxNews.com. "We didn't know and couldn't have known about the underlying technical and financial problems."

Delaware reportedly has paid at least $400,000 in utility bills since about April, when Fisker halted operations and laid off dozens of workers at the 142-acre, Wilmington-area facility. Markell staffers told The News Journal the payments are part of the grant deal and necessary to at least keep Fisker's small-scale operation on life support.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/03/delaware-taxpayers-increasingly-on-hook-as-fisker-auto-plant-idles/?test=latestnews#ixzz2Gvk0ekV0
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/03/delaware-taxpayers-increasingly-on-hook-as-fisker-auto-plant-idles/?test=latestnews#ixzz2GvjmmOZi
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on January 03, 2013, 11:07:57 AM
Sadly, that's all very true and we are totally disgusted about it.
I've got some personal concerns about the new "Bloom box" fuel cell plant that is being built too. Much too much has not been disclosed to the public. There is too much hush,hush, 'just trust us' going on.
Remember, I'm an Independent, not a Democrat. I never accept anything ''just because,''especially if there is any kind of political component to it.
 You are back to the generalities again though. I never, ever said you are ''always" wrong about things here. You have missed some things because you aren't here. Just as I know lots of details, never made public, about Joe Biden, because I live here. No big deal. I knew his father casually because he worked at a nearby car dealership. So what? Sadly, I know all the details about Nelia's death.
 No, my little company wouldn't bid out to be owner's reps for big industrial plants...not my area of expertise. I do just schools and fire stations. That's plenty for a part time, two person shop, that does just one project at a time.
 Our newest , the Newark Jr. Sr.  Charter High is really starting to look like something good now. They are ready to pour the supporting columns for the new gym shortly and most of the dry wall is up inside. It looks like we'll come in at just about 9 million total, none of it taxpayer money. The new Smyrna public high school was 35 million...all of it taxpayer money.
 Go ahead and yank my chain...I know I'm good at what I do....and humble too. ;D
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on January 03, 2013, 11:14:47 AM
Quote from Diane:
You are back to the generalities again though. I never, ever said you are ''always" wrong about things here. You have missed some things because you aren't here. Just as I know lots of details, never made public, about Joe Biden, because I live here. No big deal. I knew his father casually because he worked at a nearby car dealership. So what? Sadly, I know all the details about Nelia's death.
No, my little company wouldn't bid out to be owner's reps for big industrial plants...not my area of expertise. I do just schools and fire stations. That's plenty for a part time, two person shop, that does just one project at a time.
Our newest , the Newark Jr. Sr. Charter High is really starting to look like something good now. They are ready to poor the supporting columns for the new gym shortly and most of the dry wall is up inside. It looks like we'll come in at just about 9 million total, none of it taxpayer money. The new Smyrna public high school was 35 million...all of it taxpayer money.
Go ahead and yank my chain...I know I'm good at what I do....and humble too.

Yes, I "borrowed" this from someone but sometimes when the shoe fits-----------
fight the urge to respond....fight the urge to respond....fight the urge to respond...don't feed the gopher. :angel:
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on January 03, 2013, 12:36:38 PM
So Gore wanted to sell his POS TV channel to someone "aligned with his point of view ". With his views, I am surprised he wasn't Obama's VP

Report: Glenn Beck tried to buy Current TV, Al Gore went with Al-Jazeera

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/01/03/al-gore-current-tv-glenn-beck-al-jazeera/?intcmp=features#ixzz2GwG8AFj9

Al-Jazeera wasn't the only media company with its sights set on former Vice President Al Gore's little-watched Current TV.

Glenn Beck's Blaze Media approached the struggling cable news network last year, the Wall Street Journal reports, but was rebuffed because "the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view."

Instead, Gore went with the Emir of Qatar-funded Arab news channel Al-Jazeera

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on January 03, 2013, 01:02:04 PM
 ;D ;D ;D Hey Jar... I didn't give you permission to use my own quote ..Make up your own! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on January 03, 2013, 02:06:58 PM
OK, Flint ;) :angel:
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: flintauqua on January 03, 2013, 04:16:49 PM
 ;) :D ;D
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 04, 2013, 04:02:18 PM
Muslim Brotherhood wants to KILL you & destory our Constitution!!


If you miss this video, (and you're still a believer in Obuma, who has very close ties and relations with [TMB] the muslim brotherhood and has six members of TMB in his adminitration), God help you, FOOL!

Megyn Kelly talks with Steve Emerson on his documentary "The Grand Deception" noon today on Jan. 4th



Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration
by John Rossomando  •  Jan 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy.

The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood."

The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers.

The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.

Alikhan is a founder of the World Islamic Organization, which the magazine identifies as a Brotherhood "subsidiary." It suggests that Alikhan was responsible for the "file of Islamic states" in the White House and that he provides the direct link between the Obama administration and the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011.

Elibiary, who has endorsed the ideas of radical Muslim Brotherhood luminary Sayyid Qutb, may have leaked secret materials contained in Department of Homeland Security databases, according to the magazine. He, however, denies having any connection with the Brotherhood.

Elibiary also played a role in defining the Obama administration's counterterrorism strategy, and the magazine asserts that Elibiary wrote the speech Obama gave when he told former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave power but offers no source or evidence for the claim.

According to Rose El-Youssef, Rashad Hussain maintained close ties with people and groups that it says comprise the Muslim Brotherhood network in America. This includes his participation in the June 2002 annual conference of the American Muslim Council, formerly headed by convicted terrorist financier Abdurahman Alamoudi.

He also participated in the organizing committee of the Critical Islamic Reflection along with important figures of the American Muslim Brotherhood such as Jamal Barzinji, Hisham al-Talib and Yaqub Mirza.

Regarding al-Marayati, who has been among the most influential Muslim American leaders in recent years, the magazine draws connections between MPAC in the international Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure.

Magid heads ISNA, which was founded by Brotherhood members, was appointed by Obama in 2011 as an adviser to the Department of Homeland Security. The magazine says that has also given speeches and conferences on American Middle East policy at the State Department and offered advice to the FBI.

Rose El-Youssef says Patel maintains a close relationship with Hani Ramadan, the grandson of Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, and is a member of the Muslim Students Association, which it identifies as "a large Brotherhood organization."

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 06, 2013, 11:37:03 PM
Frackety-Frack Hollywood: Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking, Falsehood-Infested Pet Project Film “Promised Land” Funded by Arab Oil Emirate Abu Dhabi, Is Box Office Dud!

Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on January 6, 2013


Hypocrisy and lying from the Left never takes a vacation, boys and girls.

Nipping at the heels of Al “Global Warming Lies Have Made Me Sooo Filthy Rich” Gore’s hypocritical sale of his failed Current TV to Al Jazeera, a Muslim propaganda news station owned by the Middle Eastern Qatar government that has made billions for itself with oil production, is this new hypocrisy from Leftwing Hollywood.

Funding for the anti-fracking film “Promised Land” is not just partially funded by oil-rich Arab Emirate nation Abu Dhabi, but the leftist movie is loaded with propaganda crap, leftwing theories unsubstantiated by studies or science, and blatant falsehoods intended to brainwash ill-informed American audiences to be just as ignorant and sanctimonious about fracking as Damon is.

Quick reminder: last March, Obuma’s EPA quickly and quietly backpedaled on its lawsuit against a Texas company for its fracking operations.  It was the third contamination lawsuit the federal agency had zealously launched, then dropped, when evidence didn’t support the EPA’s claims of contamination.  Fracking pumps a mixture of water, sand, and chemical to create fissures underground that allow natural gas to flow freely into cased pipes.  Abu Dhabi and other Middle Eastern oil nations don’t want the US to be oil-independent, so any opportunities to slam the natural gas competition are seized upon.  No matter that their rhetoric and attacks are fact-deprived.

Way to go, Matt Damon.  Looks like you’ve picked up the dingy glove dropped by your deceased mentor, the ultra-Marxist radical whackadoodle and former Boston University professor Howard Zinn.

Next proposed Damon project: dirt-digging, back-stabbing, one-sided film against the Green Bay Packers, funded by the Chicago Bears.


As reported by The Daley Gator via CNS News, Stunning Revelation: Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking Propaganda Film ‘Promised Land’ Was Financed With Arab Oil Money:

“Promised Land,” the anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers.

The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol.

Abu Dhabi media was created by the Abu Dhabi government in 2007 with $27.3 million as part of that country’s effort to diversify its economy into new markets such as media production.

The film’s Abu Dhabi connection is significant, because the UAE is the world’s third largest oil exporter, according to 2011 figures from the U.S. Energy Information Agency. The country also holds the 7th largest proven reserves of crude oil and natural gas in the world. The UAE was ranked 17th in the world in natural gas production in 2010, according to EIA.

That the UAE is a major natural gas and oil producer puts it in direct competition with U.S. natural gas producers, who have seen a revolution in production with the increased use of fracking – an old process that has found new uses as technology has made it possible to drill new wells and open up gas reserves that were once thought inaccessible.

As fracking has found wider use, especially in the U.S., natural gas production has soared, bringing new jobs and economic opportunity to many American communities and weakening the hold that states such as the UAE once had on oil and gas production and global prices.

The film tells the story of Steve Butler (Damon), a natural gas company salesman, as he travels to an impoverished Pennsylvania town trying to acquire drilling rights from local landowners and environmentalist Dustin Noble (Krasinksi), who is intent on stopping him.

While the film focuses on the battle between Damon and Krasinski for the hearts and minds of poor, rural Pennsylvanians – culminating in a town vote on whether to allow Damon’s gas company to develop the farmland that sits atop large natural gas reserves – underlying the decision is a debate on the economic benefits of fracking.

Those economic benefits, promised by Damon’s gas company salesman, are weighed against the supposed economic costs of hydraulic fracturing – fracking – the process used by gas companies to break the shale rock formations that contain the gas reserves.

Krasinski’s character presents a host of supposed environmental consequences the town will be faced with if it allows fracking to occur, including so-called flaming water, contaminated ground water, and sick livestock.

Those supposed consequences have all been debunked as either lacking in evidence or not resulting from fracking.

In one scene, Krasinski’s character demonstrates to a fifth grade classroom how fracking can allegedly result in flaming water – a phenomenon that happens when water is infused with methane and then somehow set alight.

In the film, Krasinski’s character tries to show the children how dangerous flaming water can be by pretending to set the class’ pet turtle on fire.

In reality, flaming water is not produced by fracking as Colorado regulators found when they investigated so-called flaming wells documented in the anti-fracking documentary Gasland. Colorado Department of Natural Resources scientists found that the methane in the wells was a natural occurrence, not a byproduct of fracking.

In another scene from the film, town supervisor Gerry Richards states that fracking can cause natural gas to seep into groundwater – a claim that has been debunked by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, who has said publicly that there is no evidence of groundwater contamination from fracking.

“In no case have we made a definitive determination that the fracking process has caused chemicals to enter groundwater,” Jackson told Fox News in April 2012.

Beatles’ destroyer Yoko Ono is against fracking… all the more reason to avoid The Damonator’s film.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 07, 2013, 02:16:32 AM
They’re On the Dole And Watching The Pole- Welfare Recipients Taking Out Cash At Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores, X-rated Video Stores


Cover of todays N.Y.POST:


Isn’t this where you thought your hard-earned tax dollars were going?

Via NY Post:

They’re on the dole — and watching the pole.

Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.

A database of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfer records from January 2011 to July 2012, obtained by The Post through a Freedom of Information request, showed welfare recipients using their EBT cards to make dozens of cash withdrawals at ATMs inside Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn; the Blue Door Video porn shop in the East Village; The Anchor, a sleek SoHo lounge; the Patriot Saloon in TriBeCa; and Drinks Galore, a liquor distributor in The Bronx.

The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), which oversees the “cash assistance program,” even lists some of these welfare-ready ATMs on its Web site.

One EBT machine is stationed inside Club Eleven, an infamous Hunts Point jiggle joint known as much for its violent history as its girls in pink thongs.

Cops have been cracking down on the Bronx club since 2009 and shut it down temporarily in 2010. In July, five men were stabbed and two others shot outside after bouncers broke up a 4 a.m. brawl with pepper spray. The club appeared to be shuttered when The Post visited Thursday.

Club Heat, another Bronx strip club that dispenses EBT cash, is also no stranger to violence. A 33-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head outside the club in December 2011.

Critics blasted the government for turning a blind eye to welfare’s sleazy money.

“This is morally scandalous,” said Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. “I have nothing against strip clubs, but that’s not what benefits are for. I don’t blame [recipients]. If you are poor, it’s a crummy life and you want to have a drink or see a naked woman. I blame the people who are in charge of this.”
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 08, 2013, 02:52:28 AM
Obuma supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases... Gee, I wonder why?

This is toooooooo Funnnnnny!:


(Washinton Times)  Sometimes, watching a Democrat learn something is wonderful, like seeing the family dog finally sit and stay at your command.

With President Obama back in office and his life-saving “fiscal cliff” bill jammed through Congress, the new year has brought a surprising turn of events for his sycophantic supporters.

“What happened that my Social Security withholding’s in my paycheck just went up?” a poster wrote on the liberal site DemocraticUnderground.com. “My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don’t feel comfortable with. I guarantee this decrease is gonna’ hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will hurt those making over 400 grand. What happened?”

Shocker.  Democrats who supported the president’s re-election just had NO idea that his steadfast pledge to raise taxes meant that he was really going to raise taxes. They thought he planned to just hit those filthy “1 percenters,” you know, the ones who earned fortunes through their inventiveness and hard work. They thought the free ride would continue forever.

So this week, as taxes went up for millions of Americans — which Republicans predicted throughout the campaign would happen — it was fun to watch the agoggery of the left.

“I know to expect between $93 and $94 less in my paycheck on the 15th,” wrote the ironically named “RomneyLies.”

“My boyfriend has had a lot of expenses and is feeling squeezed right now, and having his paycheck shrink really didn’t help,” wrote “DemocratToTheEnd.”

“BlueIndyBlue” added: “Many of my friends didn’t realize it, either. Our payroll department didn’t do a good job of explaining the coming changes.”

So let’s explain something to our ill-informed Democratic friends. In 2009, Mr. Obama enacted a “holiday” on the payroll tax deduction from employees’ paychecks, dropping the rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent. But like the holidays, the drop ended, and like New Year‘s, the revelers woke up the next morning with a massive hangover and a pounding head.

“Bake,” who may have been trolling the site, jumped into the thread posted Friday. “My paycheck just went down. So did my wife’s. This hurts us. But everybody says it’s a good thing, so I guess we just suck it up and get used to it. I call it a tax increase on the middle class. I wonder what they call it. Somebody on this thread called it a ‘premium.’ Nope. It’s a tax, and it just went up.”

Some in the thread argued that the new tax — or the end of the “holiday,” which makes it a new tax — wouldn’t really amount to much. One calculated it would cost about $86 a month for most people. “Honeycombe8,” though, said that amount is nothing to sneeze at. “$86 a month is a lot. That would pay for … Groceries for a week, as someone said. More than what I pay for parking every month, after my employer’s contribution to that. A new computer after a year. A new quality pair of shoes … every month. Months of my copay for my hormones. A new thick coat (on sale or at discount place). It would pay for what I spend on my dogs every month … food, vitamins, treats.”

The Twittersphere was even funnier:

“Really, how am I ever supposed to pay off my student loans if my already small paycheck keeps getting smaller? Help a sister out, Obama,” wrote “Meet Virginia.”

“Nancy Thongkham
” was much more furious. “F***ing Obama! F*** you! This taking out more taxes s*** better f***ing help me out!! Very upset to see my paycheck less today!”

“_Alex™” sounded bummed. “Obama I did not vote for you so you can take away alot of money from my checks.” Christian Dixon seemed crestfallen. “I’m starting to regret voting for Obama.”

But “Dave” got his dander up over the tax hike: “Obama is the biggest f***ing liar in the world. Why the f*** did I vote for him”?

Of course, dozens of posters on DemocraticUnderground sought to blame it all (as usual) on President George W. Bush. “Your taxes went up because the leaders need to dig us out of this criminal deficit hole we are in which has been caused because taxes were too low during the Bush years. Everyone has to help by spreading the wealth around a little. Power to the correct people!” posted “Orinoco.”

But in fact, it was Mr. Obama who enacted the “holiday,” and, to be clear, the tax cut that he pushed throughout the campaign — remember? 98 percent of Americans will get a cut under his plan? — was really the extension of the Bush tax suts. Thus, it was Mr. Obama who raised taxes on millions of Americans, not Mr. Bush.

How many Americans? The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center in Washington put the total at 77.1 percent of all wage earners. In fact, “More than 80 percent of households with incomes between $50,000 and $200,000 would pay higher taxes. Among the households facing higher taxes, the average increase would be $1,635, the policy center said,” according to a Bloomberg News article. Hilariously, the tax burden will rise more for someone making $30,000 a year (1.7 percent) than it does for someone earning $500,000 annually (1.3 percent).

A whole new wave of Obama supporters still don’t even know: They’ll get their first 2013 paychecks on the 15th of the month. So when you’re shooting the breeze in the lunchroom with your grumbling co-workers on the 16th, just ask them, “Who’d you vote for in November?” When they say Mr. Obama, just tell them: “Well, you got what you voted for. You did know he was going to raise taxes, right?”

The looks on their faces will be priceless.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 08, 2013, 11:39:05 PM

Carl Sagan, the eminent astronomer, once stated the case for religious belief as succinctly as this: “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”

Someone I can’t identify once, in comparing actors and politicians, pointed out “If they can learn to fake sincerity, they have it made.”

Eric Hoffer, the late longshoreman/philosopher who wrote one of my favorite works of non-fiction, “The True Believer,” observed: “If a society is to preserve stability and a degree of continuity, it must know how to keep its adolescents from imposing their tastes, attitudes, values and fantasies on everyday life.”

To truly digest the wisdom of that statement, you merely have to consider the recent election in which this nation’s youth, by giving Obama a seven million vote plurality over Romney, sentenced America to an additional four years of rule by presidential fiat.

But it isn’t just youngsters who have taken leave of their senses. In California, Mohammad Safi, a graduate of a medical school in Afghanistan, first began working as a staff psychiatrist at a mental hospital in 2006, earning $90,000 a year.  Last year, he made $822,302. ???

At first blush, you’d say there’s no way Dr. Safi could be making nearly $70,000-a-month legally, but you’d be wrong.  It seems that he benefited from a bidding war after a federal court forced the state to improve inmate care.  That resulted in prisons raising their pay scale to lure psychiatrists.  That, in turn, compelled the mental health department to follow suit in order to hang on to their employees.  So you had two clearly over-funded state agencies bidding against each other, and in the end a guy with a degree from some school in Afghanistan ends up being a millionaire, all at the taxpayers’ expense.  

Clearly, there are more loons serving in our state government than there are under Dr. Safi’s supervision.

Lest you think this is an isolated case, last year 15 other psychiatrists on the state payroll made over $400,000, while only one shrink made that much in the other 11 most populous states.  Is it any wonder that whereas some American cities have what are called sister cities scattered around the world, California has a sister country?  It’s called Greece.

Even when Barack Insane-Hussein Obuma does something right, it can have tragic consequences for innocent people.  A while back, he signed a law prohibiting access for any Russian official linked to the murder of imprisoned whistle blower Sergei Magnitsky to visas or U.S. bank accounts.  Magnitsky, in case you missed the news, was the man who announced that members of the Russian government had been robbing the country blind.  A day or so before he was to be released from custody, he was killed, no doubt on orders from President Vladimir Putin, the former butcher in charge of the KGB.

In retaliation for Obuma’s action, Putin saw to it that a law was passed denying Americans the right to adopt Russian children.  As I understand it, there were 46 such adoptions already in the pipeline when Putin decided to punish Russia’s orphans in retaliation for a law that punishes corrupt Russian officials.  And this was the schmuck to whom Obuma promised greater flexibility once he won re-election.

That brings me to a pet peeve: the notion that there is something morally repellant about assassinations.  I can understand why heads of state would take exception to it.  I can even understand why those of us who live in a country where we have access to free elections would be opposed.  But when you consider that Pol Pot made it all the way to his 73rd birthday; Stalin made it to 75; Mao tse-tung, to 82; and that Fidel Castro and Robert Mugabe are still causing trouble at the ripe old ages of 86 and 88, respectively, it’s hard to argue that the world wouldn’t have been better-served if they’d been eliminated by any means possible decades ago.  And is there anyone out there who’s not named Bashar al-Assad, 47, who would have any objection if an assassin saw to it Syria’s serial killer didn’t make it to 48?

I will give the last word to Mrs. Duane Plummer, who used to live on Lake Road, Webster, NY, where William Spengler recently murdered two firemen who had been lured to a fire he started because, as he confessed in a note he left behind, he really enjoyed killing people.

In response to the anti-gun hysteria generated by headline-chasing politicians and their enablers in the media, Mrs. Plummer wrote: “Another unbalanced person who served only sixteen years for killing his grandmother.  Huh?  Because of this latest travesty, my husband and I will no longer use matches and are starting a ban-the-match campaign.  It may not get any further than our stop-making-roads campaign because cars drive on roads and kill people.  But we need to do something to stop this madness!!”
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 09, 2013, 12:46:24 AM

Dear CRM 495 Students:

Welcome back!  It's hard to believe that Christmas break is over and that it's time to start a new semester.  It's almost as hard as believing that one of your professors is actually sending you an email using the word "Christmas."  But even the liberals agree that I am no ordinary professor.  Please allow me to explain.

After I got tenure, I left the political Left and became a conservative Republican.  I know you've never had a conservative professor before and you are probably wondering what to expect.  In a nutshell, you can expect to hear the truth about a number of things for the very first time in your college career.  And that means you can probably expect to be offended from time to time.

Just in case you are wondering whether you are getting in over your head, let me give you a few examples of beliefs I hold, which you may well deem to be offensive.  Based on the following revelations, you can make an informed decision as to whether this class is really for you.

African-Americanism.  I think the term African-American is ridiculous.  If you insist on being called this then you aren't American and you've probably never been to Africa.  If you demand to be a hyphenated American then you're just
un-American.  Get over yourself or get out of the country.  Sorry if you're offended but you offend me with your ethnocentrism.

Coke.  I cannot stand that four letter word that begins with "c" and refers to female genitalia.  Repeating it at "The Vagina Monologues" does not make women empowered.  It makes them unrefined idiots.  If you c*** c*** a feminist play without using feminists who say the word c*** then you simply c*** be taken seriously.  Sorry if you're offended, but women who curse like sailors offend me.

Daddy issues.  Every semester, I get at least one female student who comes into class late and hyperventilating.  She makes a scene in order to get sympathy.  Then, she apologizes after class while dumping all her personal problems on me.  Let me be blunt: women like this have daddy issues.  Put simply, daddy didn't give them enough attention and now they are seeking it from me because I remind them of daddy.  Sorry that offends you.  Go tell your daddy.

Guns.  I have more guns than I need but fewer than I want.  In fact, as I sit in my home office writing this email I am positioned between two packed gun safes.  There are enough guns in this room to issue a 21 gun salute in the event you don’t make it through the semester.  There are also about 12,000 rounds of ammunition in this room.  And there is more elsewhere in the house.  Some people are afraid of guns but I am afraid of gunlessness.  Most of your professors say that homophobia is a social disease.  I say that hoplophobia is a social disease.  If you don't like abortion... oops!  I mean guns... you don't have to have one.

Momma's boys.  Every semester, I get at least three male students who cannot run their lives.  They constantly ask me questions that I have already answered on the syllabus.  When is the first test?  What kind of questions are on it?  How many tests are there?  These are the kinds of young males who still could not wipe their bottoms when they were 12 (and probably still can't do their own laundry).  If you are one of them, you have no chance of passing my class and no chance of succeeding in
life.  Please drop out now and join the Marines.  Sorry if that offends you but you need to be a man.  If that's too much to ask, just complain to momma next time you're home dropping off your laundry.

Pepsi.  I cannot stand that five letter word that begins with "P" and refers to female genitalia.  Every year at The Vagina Monologues, they sell p***** pops, which are little candied vaginas on a stick.  The feminists walk around licking them in a display of feminist empowerment.  I hate to be p**** but why don't they sell p**** pops, too.  Maybe that would offend them.  That's too bad because their sexism offends me.

Queer Centers.   When I was a kid, we played "smear the queer" (dodge ball).  Later, they said we could not call it
that.  Now, the word "queer" has made a queer re-entry into the realm of social acceptability.  Some colleges are even opening “Queer Resource Centers.”  Make up your mind, thought police.  And stop acting like women with daddy issues!  Sorry if that offends you.  Indecisiveness offends me.

Racial Preferences.  If you can't get into college without checking a box that says African-American or Hispanic, you do not need to be here.  Sorry but the only reason there are racial differences in SAT scores is because minorities refuse to take off the training wheels.  You're just as smart as anyone else so hop off the Big Wheel and join the bike race.  Sorry if you're offended but your racism offends me.

Wolf-crying.  People cry racism all the time.  In fact, I've been told I'm a racist for opposing affirmative action.  That’s funny to me.  I don’t think blacks need a crutch because I believe they are equal.  Therefore, I'm called a racist... even though I was the first kid on my block to own a Flip Wilson record.  Those people... (oops, I said, those people).... need to chill.  In fact, I should let them borrow my old Flip Wilson record to lighten the mood.  Next thing you know, they'll say Flip Wilson offends them because Geraldine made fun of cross dressing.  Have I mentioned that cross-dressing offends me?

XXX.  Pornography is more than disgusting.  It is evil and I hate it.  This is probably not offensive to anyone... unless, of course, you are a porn star.  But, once you become a porn star, you pretty much give up the right to be offended.  If you're offended anyway just drop my class and sign up for one of Dr. Porco's instead... (no I did not make up that last name).  Dr. Porco was just hired by the UNCW English Department despite.. (or perhaps because of)... the fact that he published a book of pornographic poems... some of which were written while he was drunk and hanging out in topless bars.  He tries to pass them off as academic.  And that offends me, which is why I simply choose not to read them.

Now that everything is on the table, you are ready for your first assignment.  Since this is a class covering the First Amendment, we are going to focus on important US Supreme Court decisions dealing with free speech.  Our first case will be Gitlow v. New York.  I want you to read it with two questions in mind:

1. Since the Supreme Court nationalized the First Amendment, speech codes have emerged on most state-run campuses.  How have these speech codes survived in light of the nationalization movement?

2. Holmes' dissent in this case has been often quoted.  If he is correct in saying that "every idea is an incitement" then how can universities actually enforce speeches codes?  As they are actually enforced, do these codes violate other portions of our constitution?

As you can see, we'll be tackling some serious issues this semester.  So we need to weed out all of the self-absorbed, hypersensitive products of the era of political correctness in higher education.  That was the purpose of this email.  If you are still reading then congratulations!  You've demonstrated more intellectual integrity and emotional maturity than the majority of your professors.

See you next week in class.... and remember, every idea is an incitement.

Prof. Mike Adams, PhD

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Post by: Warph on January 10, 2013, 03:41:17 AM
Why has everything turned out so wrong, she asked?

Recent events in our nation have baffled those of the conservative stripe; none more so than the decisions made by our fellow Americans this past November. The reelection of Barack Obama, seemingly trailing in the polls up to the last days, was the most frustrating; but there were others that were even more disturbing. For the first time, voters in several states endorsed laws permitting homosexual marriage while others approved the recreational use of marijuana.

The reelection of President Obama in the face of high unemployment, low housing values and general economic misery can perhaps be explained away as another triumph for the cult of popularity, but what of the rest? How to explain these abrupt turnabouts in the attitudes of Americans? Has the electorate really and truly taken a turn to the left; and if so, why? One answer may lie in cyberspace.

At the advent of the Internet age, we thought that this new medium would be an ideal venue from which to promote conservatism, to shout our message from the virtual rooftops, unimpeded by the constraints of liberal editors and the rest of the mainstream media establishment. And for a while, we were right. From sites like Newsbusters.org that pioneered the documentation of media bias, to forums like FreeRepublic.com where thousands of posters formed pajama patrols always on the lookout for leftwing mischief, the Internet has indeed been a powerful tool for advancing conservatism.

And the Internet continues to be a considerable source of news and information for millions on the right. It’s just that far too many Americans have now become addicted to, and thereby under the influence of, the same forces of the left that control them through TV and the public school system; the same political correctness that defines what is right and wrong — not through any application of the Natural Law or, Heaven forbid, religious strictures — but merely by way of popular opinion, as defined by you-know-who.

And by this I don’t mean just the obvious purveyors of liberal tripe like the Huffington Post or Media Matters, or even supposedly neutral sites like Google or AOL where the homepages are basically mainstream media digests. No, to me, the most dangerous threat to the future of America as we know it, is so-called social media, where the kind of the peer pressure on young people to conform to liberal norms so disastrously present in our classrooms is now brought to bear outside of them as well. And sadly, in today’s America, folks who want desperately to be buddies with their kids instead of parents, more often than not follow their children rather than lead them.

And what’s not to like? Just think of it: a society where tweeting a two-sentence screed on the evils of religion makes you a great patriot; where, with a flick of the thumb, one can engage in the ultimate in effortless charity by texting a donation to the latest cool cause; a culture that encourages you to stand up by not standing out. The point is, social media is a boiling cauldron of socialist, feel-good egoism that is a virulent breeding ground for cultural and political groupthink.

Groupthink, a term that was developed by psychologist Irving Janis, who applied it to his study of what he considered American military blunders, is nonetheless an accurate description of the current political situation among a great many of our citizens. It has been generally defined as:

"A psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people, in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an incorrect or deviant decision-making outcome. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative ideas or viewpoints. Loyalty to the group requires individuals to avoid raising controversial issues or alternative solutions. The primary socially negative cost of groupthink is the loss of individual creativity, uniqueness, and independent thinking."

And this loss of independent and critical thinking combined with an inordinate desire for “harmony or conformity” is, to my mind, the best explanation of “what went wrong” last November and will continue to go wrong until half of the country stops getting its political information 140 characters at a time. But I’m not holding my breath. After all, who wants to be “unfriended?”
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Post by: Warph on January 12, 2013, 02:03:45 AM

Slick Willy Clinton....  “Father of the Year?”  What ???  If it were “Philanderer of the Year,” I’d be more inclined to believe William Jefferson Clinton earning this dubious award.

Former First Daughter Chelsea is pushing 33 and married, so the “father” part of the award to Slick Willy seems over the top... wouldn't you say ???

At least they didn’t give the father award to Woody Allen…


Reported by Politico, Bill Clinton named ‘Father of the Year’:
Former President Bill Clinton is getting props for being a good dad.

Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday last.

The group selected Clinton for his “profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations,” Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, said in the announcement.

Jeez.... In 2007, Democrat presidential candidate, indicted liar, and unfaithful scumbag John “Baby Daddy” Edwards won the Father of the Year award.

You just can’t make this stuff up, people.

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Post by: Warph on January 12, 2013, 02:50:01 AM
Proof PETA Kills             


The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) requires all animal shelters to report the number of cats and dogs they take in each year. The records indicate how many cats and dogs were reclaimed by their owners, adopted out, transferred to other Virginia releasing agencies (i.e. animal shelters and animal control), transferred to out-of-state releasing agencies, died of natural causes, euthanized (killed), and how many the shelter held alive at the end of the calendar year. We added the dogs and cats euthanized and divided by the total number of dogs and cats taken in excluding those held only for sterilization surgery to determine the percentage of dogs and cats PETA killed in a given year. In 2009, Virginia modified its policy and eliminated animals held for sterilization from the records.

We obtained the reports by filing public records requests under Virginia's sunshine laws with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The information for years 2004-2010 is also available on the VDACS website for public inspection (animals classified as "other" from 2004-2009 include those reported by PETA as held for sterilization).

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Post by: Warph on January 13, 2013, 10:42:35 PM

Koran-Burning Pastor To Hold “Burn Obama Effigy Day”…

"We will burn an effigy of Barack Hussein Obama on a bonfire of political protest at 2pm, Saturday January 19th, 2013. He lied his way back into the White House. But he does not get a free pass just because he is black.

We protest in disgust, in civil disobedience, in anger, in hope, in prayer, that the Untied States of America will wake up. We protest in proclamation: I did not vote for him. He must be impeached, removed, because he is a liar, a deceiver, a murderer, he is anti-American, anti-Christ."

I think it’s safe to say Chris Matthews will not be in attendance...
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Post by: jarhead on January 20, 2013, 12:25:49 PM
Poor ol Lost Joe. He doesn't know whether to sh#t or go blind so he just closes one eye and farts !!! Gotta  feel sorry for the old fool.

Joe Biden gives himself huge promotion in speech, sets tongues wagging
4 hrs ago
Here’s the question Washington D.C. is asking on the day of Vice President Joe Biden's swearing in: Was what happened last night just a regular ol’ Biden screw-up, or a slip of the tongue that reveals lofty ambitions? At the Iowa State Society inauguration ball late last night, Biden told supporters: “I’m proud to be president of the United States.” Oops. The audience laughed and cheered, before Biden’s son Beau interrupted the veep and told the crowd he'd misspoken
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Post by: Warph on January 21, 2013, 12:03:36 AM
Poor ol Lost Joe. He doesn't know whether to sh#t or go blind so he just closes one eye and farts !!! Gotta  feel sorry for the old fool.

Joe Biden gives himself huge promotion in speech, sets tongues wagging
4 hrs ago
Here’s the question Washington D.C. is asking on the day of Vice President Joe Biden's swearing in: Was what happened last night just a regular ol’ Biden screw-up, or a slip of the tongue that reveals lofty ambitions? At the Iowa State Society inauguration ball late last night, Biden told supporters: “I’m proud to be president of the United States.” Oops. The audience laughed and cheered, before Biden’s son Beau interrupted the veep and told the crowd he'd misspoken


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Post by: Warph on January 22, 2013, 10:48:26 AM
'Harry Reid, Living Large In The D.C. Ritz Carlton'  

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Post by: Warph on January 22, 2013, 09:12:37 PM
After President Obama signed the first documents of his second term, Sen. Harry Reid picked up one of the pens for a souvenir.
“Harry are you stealing the pens?” Obama asked with a chuckle, and added, “I can get you one man.”


That's like when Blinky 'one-eye' Rizzio tried to steal Al Capone's gold pocket knife at a Mafia Meet in Chicago and instead of letting Blinky have it, Al let Blinky have it.... shot him in the head.

Those mafia types really knew how to party back in the day.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 23, 2013, 12:59:20 AM
At the inaugural celebration, Obama actually seems somewhat cordial to John Boehner, House Speaker.  But Michelle is much too busy shoveling food into her mouth, and when Boehner tries to get her attention, she manages an eyeroll at him. 

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on January 25, 2013, 08:31:58 AM
Just one more stupid mistake by the liberals !!!

Military leaders lift ban on women in combat roles
Published January 24, 2013


Pentagon set to lift combat ban for women
U.S. military leaders on Thursday formally lifted the ban on women serving in combat positions, with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta saying women have become an "integral part" of the military and have already demonstrated their willingness to fight during the wars of the last decade.

"It's clear to all of us that women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military's mission of defending the nation," Panetta said

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/24/panetta-opens-combat-roles-to-women/?test=latestnews#ixzz2IzudfNNJ
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 25, 2013, 08:29:56 PM

....Rand Paul For President!
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Post by: Warph on January 25, 2013, 10:39:23 PM
20 Outrageous Examples That Show How Political Correctness Is Taking Over America

The thought police are watching you.

Back in the 1990s, lots of jokes were made about "political correctness", and almost everybody thought they were really funny.  Unfortunately, very few people are laughing now because political correctness has become a way of life in America.  If you say the "wrong thing" you could lose your job or you could rapidly end up in court.  Every single day, the mainstream media bombards us with subtle messages that make it clear what is "appropriate" and what is "inappropriate", and most Americans quietly fall in line with this unwritten speech code.  But just because it is not written down somewhere does not mean that it isn't real.  In fact, this speech code becomes more restrictive and more suffocating with each passing year.  The goal of the "thought Nazis" is to control what people say to one another, because eventually that will shape what most people think and what most people believe.  If you don't think this is true, just try the following experiment some time.  Go to a public place where a lot of people are gathered and yell out something horribly politically incorrect such as "I love Jesus" and watch people visibly cringe.  The name of "Jesus" has become a curse word in our politically correct society, and we have been trained to have a negative reaction to it in public places.  After that, yell out something politically correct such as "I support gay marriage" and watch what happens.  You will probably get a bunch of smiles and quite a few people may even approach you to express their appreciation for what you just said.  Of course this is going to vary depending on what area of the country you live in, but hopefully you get the idea.  Billions of dollars of media "programming" has changed the definitions of what people consider to be "acceptable" and what people consider to be "not acceptable".  Political correctness shapes the way that we all communicate with each other every single day, and it is only going to get worse in the years ahead.  Sadly, most people simply have no idea what is happening to them.
The following are 20 outrageous examples that show how political correctness is taking over America...

#1 According to a new Army manual, U.S. soldiers will now be instructed to avoid "any criticism of pedophilia" and to avoid criticizing "anything related to Islam".  The following is from a recent Judicial Watch article...

The draft leaked to the newspaper offers a list of “taboo conversation topics” that soldiers should avoid, including “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism towards Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”

#2 The Obama administration has banned all U.S. government agencies from producing any training materials that link Islam with terrorism.  In fact, the FBI has gone back and purged references to Islam and terrorism from hundreds of old documents.


#3 Authorities are cracking down on public expressions of the Christian faith all over the nation, and yet atheists in New York City are allowed to put up an extremely offensive billboard in Time Square this holiday season that shows a picture of Jesus on the cross underneath a picture of Santa with the following tagline: "Keep the Merry! Dump the Myth!"

#4 According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against criminals because it has a "disproportionate" impact on minorities.

#5 Down in California, Governor Moombeam has signed a bill that will allow large numbers of illegal immigrants to legally get California driver's licenses.

#6 Should an illegal immigrant be able to get a law license and practice law in the United States?  That is exactly what the State Bar of California argued earlier this year...

An illegal immigrant applying for a law license in California should be allowed to receive it, the State Bar of California argues in a filing to the state Supreme Court. Sergio Garcia, 35, of Chico, Calif., has met the rules for admission, including passing the bar exam and the moral character review, and his lack of legal status in the United States should not automatically disqualify him, the Committee of Bar Examiners said Monday.

#7 More than 75 percent of the babies born in Detroit are born to unmarried women, yet it is considered to be "politically correct" to suggest that there is anything wrong with that.

#8 The University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD) initiated an aggressive advertising campaign earlier this year that included online videos, billboards, and lectures that sought to raise awareness about "white privilege".

#9 At one high school down in California, five students were sent home from school for wearing shirts that displayed the American flag on the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo.

#10 [IDIOT] Chris Matthews of MSNBC recently suggested that it is "racist" for conservatives to use the word "Chicago".

#11[BIGGER IDIOT] A judge down in North Carolina has ruled that it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to offer license plates that say "Choose Life" on them.

#12 The number of gay characters on television is at an all-time record high.  Meanwhile, there are barely any strongly Christian characters to be found anywhere on television or in the movies, and if they do happen to show up they are almost always portrayed in a very negative light.

(Reuters) - New shows "The New Normal," "Girls" and comedy "Go On" have helped U.S. television rack up a record number of gay, bisexual and transgender characters, gay rights group GLAAD said on Friday.

#13 House Speaker John Boehner recently stripped key committee positions from four "rebellious" conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives.  It is believed that this "purge" happened in order to send a message that members of the party better fall in line and support Boehner in his negotiations with Barack Obama.

#14 There is already a huge push to have a woman elected president in 2016.  It doesn't appear that it even matters which woman is elected.  There just seems to be a feeling that "it is time" for a woman to be elected even if she doesn't happen to be the best candidate.

#15 Volunteer chaplains for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have been banned from using the name of Jesus on government property.

#16 Chaplains in the U.S. military are being forced to perform gay marriages, even if it goes against their personal religious beliefs.  The few chaplains that have refused to follow orders know that it means the end of their careers.

#17 All over the country, the term "manhole" is being replaced with the terms "utility hole" or "maintenance hole".

#18 In San Francisco, authorities have installed small plastic "privacy screens" on library computers so that perverts can continue to exercise their "right" to watch pornography at the library without children being exposed to it.

#19 You will never guess what is going on at one college up in Washington state...

A State of Washington college said their non-discrimination policy prevents them from stopping a transgender man from exposing himself to young girls inside a women’s locker room, according to a group of concerned parents.

#20 All over America, liberal commentators are now suggesting that football has become "too violent" and "too dangerous" and that it needs to be substantially toned down.  

In fact, one liberal columnist for the Boston Globe is even proposing that football should be banned for anyone under the age of 14.
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Post by: jarhead on January 26, 2013, 01:02:50 PM
Tell us again how great that Arab Spring thing was !!!
At least 26 die in clashes over Egypt soccer disaster verdict
By Yusri Mohamed and Yasmine Saleh, Reuters
PORT SAID/CAIRO - At least 26 people died on Saturday when Egyptians rampaged in protest at the sentencing of 21 people to death over a soccer stadium disaster, adding to bloody street turmoil confronting Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Armored vehicles and military police fanned through the streets of Port Said after the violence. The state news agency quoted a general as saying the military aimed to "establish calm and stability in Port Said and to protect public institutions".

Unrest flared with nationwide rallies on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the overthrow of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, a democratic revolution that protesters now accuse Morsi of betraying by ramming through an Islamist-hued constitution.
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Post by: Warph on January 26, 2013, 05:30:02 PM
What really happened....

Osama bin Ladens Sea Burial Caught On Tape


Published on Jan 22, 2013



Recently the remains of Osama bin Laden were discovered by a ship off the coast and filmed by a crew member aboard the USS Vessel..........................................................................­................................................................................­................................................................................­................................................................................­................................................................................­................................................................................­...........................................................footage courtesy of See-bee's News

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on January 26, 2013, 05:33:48 PM
I will never eat crab cakes again !!!!
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Post by: Warph on January 27, 2013, 12:03:44 AM
Here's a Rand Paul video where he talks about how bad the Senate sucks:


                                  Rand Paul for President in 2016
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Post by: Warph on January 27, 2013, 12:32:31 AM

Obuma Phone Lady Says: Darn Sure Won't Vote for Obama Again! - 1/14/13

           Obuma Phone Lady for Secretary of Health & Human Services
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Post by: Warph on January 27, 2013, 01:32:26 AM
State Department Had No $$$ for Benghazi Security, Did Have $16 Mil for Kindles and $4.5 for Art


According to Hillary Clinton’s long-delayed Benghazigate testimony, the State Department just did not have enough money to provide security for a mission in one of the most dangerous places in the world.

It did however have 16 million dollars to spend on 2,500 kindle book readers at the drastically inflated price of $6,600 per device.

How much security could that 16 million buy?

It had $79,000 to spend on Obama’s books and $20,000 on a portrait of Obama. The US Embassy had $150,000 to spend on a book about the ambassador’s residence. The US Embassy in Austria had $150,000+ for a Chevy Volt and its charging station.

And here is what else Hillary’s State Department did have money for…

7.9 billion dollars for Obama’s Global Health Initiative.

1 billion for global climate change.

2.2 billion to strengthen democratic institutions in Pakistan.

And of course… Mosque renovations.

In 2011 the State Department provided funds to restore the 15th century Gobarau Minaret in Katsina State in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north, an area which has become a virtual killing field for Christians at the hands of Muslim militants, led by the al-Qaeda-linked terror group Boko Haram.

And $4.5 million for Art in Embassies

The New York Times reported in 2009 that Art in Embassies spends about $4.5 million a year for permanent art acquisitions; chief curator Virginia Shore said at the time that artists and dealers support the program via favorable pricing; for the embassy in Beijing, an outlay of $800,000 yielded works with an appraised value of $30 million.

How much Benghazi security would 800,000 dollars have bought? If Hillary Clinton had stopped buying paintings, maybe four Americans would still be alive today.

The State Department also has a Chief Diversity Officer, whose job it is to warn that “holding the fort” is a racist phrase.

As far as security goes, 200 million dollars were wasted on Iraqi police training that never went anywhere.

And nothing says State Department waste, like waste management.

The U.S. Department of State and partners from the LAUNCH: Beyond Waste Forum announce a challenge to identify ten game-changing innovations with the potential to transform current waste management systems and practices. LAUNCH: Beyond Waste seeks transformational solutions to the problem of waste through disruptive innovation, behavioral change, systems design, as well as improved policy and stewardship.

The challenge, which will be open from April 1 to May 15, 2012, asks creative minds to formulate innovative ideas for minimizing waste or transforming it into new products.

Nope, no waste to see here.

The State Department just had no money in its 50 billion dollar budget to pay for Benghazi security. None at all.

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Post by: Warph on January 27, 2013, 03:02:50 AM


Barack Obama: Our Orc-in-Chief  

:: Posted by Edward Cline at 3:16 PM

Daniel Greenfield, in his January 20th Sultan Knish column, observed that "Obama is truly fake. He is authentically unreal. There is absolutely nothing to him. If you take away all the work that was done to make him famous, there would be nothing there. And that is exactly why he is the perfect avatar for the media age."

How true. Of course, a man who is nothing but who seeks to be something by pursuing political power is, root and branch, a nihilist. And that is what Obama is, at core. Down deep, he knows he is nothing. But in the eyes of his worshipping electorate, he is something. He is a leader. A Messiah. A Führer. The Thirteenth Imam. The Mahdi. The Prophet. The savior of the ages, the man on horseback who comes to save a nation from itself. Because he is nothing, he must work miracles, and turn gold into lead. He must prove that he is something.

His identity depends on pulling the wool over his electorate's heads. He is what he imagines himself to be, which is an illusion. As Greenfield notes, remove the illusion, switch off the hologram, strip away the prancing king's clothes, and there is nothing there. The garb seemed to hang in mid-air, held there by invisible strings. Everyone who doubts Obama's "goodness" and values the truth, has Superman's X-ray vision. They can see that there's nothing there. Obama back in 2008 promised the nation "transparency." It's the only promise he kept – for those who choose to take a good, hard look at the nothingness that is there for all to see.

Except that his admiring electorate, egged on and abetted by the MSM, has no X-ray vision. They see what they see, which is nothing garbed in imaginary vestments of sanctimony and the self-righteous. Truth is their enemy, their nemesis. Truth is what they wish it to be. So they wish very hard – call it praying, or banging one's head against a brick wall, or bowing to the Mecca of statism three times a day – and the unreal becomes the truth.

It is the inherent, ineluctable nature of a state of zero in a person that a man who is lacking in character and values must be a destroyer. He becomes something when he is able to demonstrate his capacity for destruction. He must act to sustain the illusion. Destruction is his own proof of power.

He is the secular version of Christ. With a modicum of showmanship, with much assistance from an adoring MSM, he performs "miracles," and turns loaves into fishes, and fishes back into loaves, and water into wine, and wine into Jim Jones's brand of Kool-Aid, and pig pen muck into French pastries. It's all as bogus as a TV reality show, as Greenfield notes.

But, because he can't create anything – to be able to create something, a person must have a measure of what is the good, and Obama is a vacuum, a hollow man with no conception of any life-affirming good – he can only destroy. And when he destroys, to his minions, it passes as proof of his goodness and efficacy. They get free cell phones and Obamacare and bailed-out companies that fail anyway and solicitude and assurances that they have a right to destroy what they never really built but which he assures them they helped to build, anyway.

And that is the leitmotif of Barack Obama, America's first truly nihilist president. Bad as they were, he makes Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton look like hired clown magicians at a children's birthday party, faking finding quarters behind children's ears and making funny creatures from squeaky, multi-colored balloons. Only Obama's quarters are counterfeit ones that are the government's multi-trillion dollar debt pulled from Americans' wallets and savings accounts, and the squeaky balloons are his back-firing foreign policies.

What most people can't grasp is that the debt is deliberately impossible to erase or correct, and that the back-firing policies are going according to plan. They are meant to back-fire.

How else to explain Obama's Mideast policies, which loose countless Tolkien-like Islamic Orcs on that region and on the world? Al Qada, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Boko Haram, Hezbollah, the Taliban – all the Islamic jihad groups – they are real-world counterparts of Tolkien's subhuman, flesh-eating brutes, eager to slaughter the good because they are the good. They are slobbering, drooling beasts that are but gross, unsightly clones of Barack Obama's true soul or character, ready to kill for the sake of killing, ready to rip men and women apart and roast their limbs over fires of kindled with the remnants of freedom of speech and the right to property and gun ownership.

Obama is a nihilist at work. He knows what he is doing. As he pretends to saw a woman in half, his believers chuckle and think it's just a trick, and isn't he such a masterful illusionist? What entertainment! But the red spewing from the box isn't Teresa Heinz-Kerry's ketchup, it's real blood, and the screaming victim is but a proxy for everyone in the adulatory audience. They all presume that the woman in the box will go home after the show, coddle her kiddies, and watch "Nature" on PBS while spooning Yoplait and munching on Granola bars.

When the audience gets home and checks its bank accounts and payroll stubs and insurance premiums and tries to devise a personal budget that is in mortal conflict and in a losing race with a limitless federal budget, it represses its screams and consoles itself that it's all for the good. Out of destruction comes construction, isn't that the way things are done? The country is being remade, "reframed."

But, what is being "constructed," what are the constituents of the remaking, in what square is the country being "reframed"? Obama's audience doesn’t want to know. It prefers fairy tales and illusions. It prefers pretty Technicolor pictures of a City on the Hill, with people dancing on cobblestone streets inlaid with gold, and choruses of flowers singing at their passing, and buildings and houses swaying in rhythm under a cloudless sky, and everyone guaranteed a chicken in every pot and an environment-friendly hybrid car in every garage.

Greenfield calls the fakery a "consensual illusion." That, also, is true, and it takes a willingness by both parties, the One at the Podium, and the ones in the audience, to sustain the illusion. It requires a habitual, subconscious, but still volitional desire to "blank out," to evade the knowledge, the truth, and the reality of things. Or it takes a criminal ignorance, which is much the same thing.

The dish-rattling rumble you hear are the hordes of Orcs coming for you and your life.


They are advancing from several directions: from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, from Capitol Hill, from the Justice Department, from the Supreme Court, and from their auxiliaries, the EPA, and the AFT, the TSA, and the DEA, the HHS, and other phalanxes of statism.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 28, 2013, 08:37:11 PM

Vice President Joe Biden stepped into a confessional and knelt.

"Hey, Father, how you doing?" he said to the priest.

"Well, Joseph, not so well of late. There is great concern among the religious community about actions the Obama administration has taken as part of ObamaCare."

"What are you talking about, Father?"

"Joseph, earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a regulation, directed by ObamaCare, that requires all non-church religious institutions, such as hospitals and schools, to provide employee health insurance that includes contraception, sterilization and abortifacients."

"But we fixed that one, Father. Rather than make religious employers pay for these things directly, we told the insurance companies they had to provide these things free!"

"And you really think insurers are able to provide these things free, Joseph? They will not. The costs of contraception, sterilization and abortifacients will ultimately be rolled into the insurance premiums that religious organizations will pay — which is tantamount to providing financial support for things such as abortion — and religious institutions cannot morally accept your 'fix.'"

"Ah, c'mon, Father. You act like there is an assault on the Catholic church. I made it absolutely clear during my debate when I said that 'no religious institution — Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown Hospital, Mercy Hospital, any hospital — has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.'"

"But you have your 'facts' wrong, Joseph. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a letter that rebukes your statements completely. The letter says, 'The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain "religious employers." That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to 'Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital or any hospital,' or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served."

"That's a bunch of malarkey, Father. The bishops have no problem with us!"

"You aren't paying attention, Joseph, so let me be clear: The Catholic church cannot and will not pay for a government-mandated insurance policy that funds and enables actions that violate our religious beliefs — yet that is exactly what the government is now forcing us to do. And that is why there are more than 40 lawsuits, brought on behalf of Catholic bishops and other religious organizations, to stop you."

"Lawsuits, Father? Well, that's news to me."

"Perhaps this is also news to you, Joseph: This matter is about much more than the right of a female student at a Catholic university to have contraception covered by her university-provided health insurance policy. It is about simple freedom, Joseph."

"I'm not following, Father."

"This country was founded on the concept of freedom, including religious freedom. Religious freedom was the reason the Pilgrims came to America from England. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees such freedom: 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

"So what is your point, Father?"

"Joseph, by using the might of the federal government to tell religious organizations what insurance products they must purchase for their employees, hasn't the government created a law that is prohibiting their free exercise of religion?"

"Ah, heck, father, all we're trying to do is make insurers cover the cost of birth control."

"It is a winning position for a politician to take, Joseph, but surely you understand that this issue as not as simple as you make it out to be. The truth of the matter is that you either misspoke or deliberately misled people during your debate. I assume you entered this confessional to confess?"

"Not at all, Father. I had to go to the bathroom and thought this was the john."
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 29, 2013, 02:20:05 AM
White House Spokesman: I’ve Never Seen
Pictures of Obama Shooting Skeets

               "Squirt guns, yes… Skeets, no."

White House Spokesman Jay Carney has never seen Obama
skeet shooting either.

Today at the White House reporter Dana Bash asked Carney if he’d ever seen Barack Obama
skeet shooting.

CNN reporter Dana Bash: How often does the president go skeet shooting and are there
photographs of him doing so?

Jay Carney: I would refer you to his comments. I don’t know how often. He does go to
Camp David with some regularity but I’m not sure how often he’s done that.

Dana Bash: Is there a photograph of him doing it?

Jay Carney: There may be but I haven’t seen it.

Dana Bash: Why haven’t we heard about it before?

Jay Carney: Because when he goes to Camp David he goes to spend time with his family
and friends and relax and not produce photographs.


Yet, despite being caught in another blatant lie, the Obama-media will laugh it off and
continue to carry his water anyway.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 29, 2013, 02:37:58 AM
Can’t Make This Up… Dem Under Investigation in
Underage Dominican Hooker Scandal – Leads Efforts
to Ease Immigration Restraints


On Friday the news broke that the FBI has been investigating
top Democratic Senator Bob Menendez for having sex with underage Dominican hookers.


Today we find out he’s ON the “Gang of Eight” Senate Immigration Committee.

The “Gang of 8″ US Senators from both parties made an deal on an
outline of an immigration overhaul.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on January 29, 2013, 09:58:28 AM
Did you see Rand Paul grill Comrade Kerry over Egypt and Pakistan ? Young Paul is looking better all the time .
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 29, 2013, 11:58:44 AM
Did you see Rand Paul grill Comrade Kerry over Egypt and Pakistan ? Young Paul is looking better all the time .

I did.

Between the sniper fire drawn a few weeks back by the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary and the kabuki theater surrounding outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's testifying about Benghazi, it's easy to forget that Sen. John "Reporting for Duty" Kerry is about to start calling the shots at State.... although I threw a snippet or two in there on him.  (Re: Like Slimey Cockroaches & their crooked President, Liberals Spread Disease
« Reply #476 on: January 27, 2013, 02:09:50 am »)  The man is an idiot... shares same DNA as Joe Biden.

Secretary of State nominee, a vet who later protested Vietnam, faces questions from Sen. Rand Paul:


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on January 29, 2013, 05:10:13 PM
Video of aerial gun tape vehicle engagement.  Scenes include Apache helicopter
identifying and engaging vehicles with hellfire missiles and 30mm cannon fire.


Afghanistan - Absolutely typical apache attack with Hellfire and 30mm Gun

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on January 30, 2013, 11:20:38 AM
I think they should send picture to Waph ,of well endowed beauties and let him decide if they are too big !! You up to the task, old feller ?

Not everyone likes big boobs — for example, North Korea
Published January 28, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea — That's right. Large-breasted women are so discriminated against in North Korea they try to shrink or hide their boobs in order to boost their social standing, according to the South Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo as cited by Korea watcher Robert Koehler.

North Korea's patriarchal society apparently views nature's generosity with suspicion, defectors told JoongAng Ilbo.

The bigger your breasts, the more likely you'll be considered a slut, the women reportedly said, because you're seen as strutting your stuff — as if morality determines that development. Imagine their shock when they escape to find themselves the envy of all their smaller-breasted friends. What? Big boobs are good?

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/28/not-everyone-likes-big-boobs-for-example-north-korea/?intcmp=obnetwork#ixzz2JTpP0zCW
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on February 02, 2013, 12:44:11 AM
I'll do my best... waiting in anticipation on the pictures, Jar.  Check this out.. The U.K. has finally gone down the toilet:

A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless.  Claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law.

Well he didn’t know it was wrong.  That means it’s not a crime.  How about that sh!t?  But good luck for anyone who leaves a pig’s head in front of a mosque and claims not to know it was wrong.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on February 02, 2013, 01:13:07 AM

Margaret Brown earned her moniker as “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” by surviving the sinking of the Titanic.  Hillary Clinton earned hers by surviving multiple scandals, the last of them claiming four lives.  During the Clinton Administration, Hillary Clinton was followed around by the phantom corpses of conspiracy theories, but now four real corpses trail in her wake without ever slowing her down.


Hillary’s departure into the lifeboat is another escape from a ship that is too big to sink.  Obuma hasn’t been very popular in a while and if she’s going to make her run in 2016, she will need some distance from the shambling disaster that the S.S. Hussein is likely to be three years from now.  After being cheated out of her captain’s hat in 2008, she’s determined to be the first in line to receive it in 2016.


Like Molly Brown, Hillary Clinton has picked the perfect time to exit the sinking wreck.  The Arab Spring is starting to take on tones so ugly that even the most sheltered liberal warding off the real world with unfurled copies of the New York Times and the Washington Post cannot deny that something appears to have gone wrong.  As Egypt burns... again, Hillary passes the baton to John Kerry, who has never met a dictator that he didn’t fall in love with, and leaves him with the responsibility of dealing with the disaster.

It was also the week that the wheels came off the Hagel bus leading to video compilations of his worst moments and bizarre quotes.  Lindsey Graham clearly enjoyed using Hagel as a chew toy, for reasons that are probably personal, but it's Hagel's ineptness, his rambling inability to get to a point or even understand the question, his multiple corrections that are baffling when coming from a man who had once been a Senator.  This may not stop Hagel from being confirmed, but it's an inauspicious start for the man who was only being brought in as a fall guy for slashing national defense to the bone.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on February 02, 2013, 01:30:40 AM
How's it going there, Rahm?  I understand that Chicago teachers have the highest average salary of any city, $75,000 a year, while administrators make $120,000, even though only 20 percent of their 8th grade students are grade-proficient in math. 

Chicago schools now have an annual budget of $5.11 billion for a student body that is 87% low-income and likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future.

In 1985, the budget for all of Chicago was $2.1 billion or less than half of the current school budget.  But that doesn’t work too well now when Chicago teacher pensions alone account for $1 billion a year... yep, I said, $1 billion, Rahm.  Arne Duncan tried and failed to reform the system, and as a reward got kicked upstairs to become Obuma’s Secretary of Education.  Rahm Emanuel tried to buy off the teachers with a pay hike in exchange for evaluations and had his teeth handed to him.

Bloomberg came into office as the education mayor and during his time in office the city’s debt doubled to $110 billion.  In 1975, New York City almost went bankrupt over $14 billion of debt.  In Chicago, in Daley’s last ten years, its debt rose 96.9 percent and almost a quarter of the city budget goes to servicing that debt.  Good luck, Rahm ol' boy.


...and the same to you, Rahm!
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on February 04, 2013, 02:27:25 AM

Shocking new statistics about house cats!


What horse sh!t and those statistics are skewed, monkeyed with and equate to flat out steaming piles of cow pies.


Here we have more paid for scientific 'findings' that will turn to ugliness before being changed later on and called wrong so that new paid for 'findings' can replace them in the on going scam that is research science.

Let's just call it stupid and wrong from the start as we should.

Scientific research gets grants to work with.  Once they find a solution, they are done.  So, to keep things going and the paychecks flowing, science has to keep researching and coming up with more and better stupid answers that always need revision.

See how the racket works?

That is why coffee is good for you, bad for you, good for you again and then bad for you after that.

The Smithsonian, where much good science is hidden in warehouses lest you see the truth, and where good scientists are sanctioned for truth, is hardly a place to go for enlightenment.

Cats kill millions?  Bullsh!t.  People kill millions.  Science kills millions.  Look at their horrendous political findings that DDT was dangerous.  Oh, might be if you eat the stuff, but millions have died around the world from insect borne diseases since they banned its use.

Look at the drugs they produce.  Some are deadlier than any DDT ever was.


Science needs a good hard kick in the behind, one that will last for centuries.

Remember this is science that wants to clone and corrupt human dna, wants to bring back Neanderthals, the wooly mammoth and other stupidity.

Cats kill mice and rats and vermin that bring serious disease.

This is the same science that ignores their Creator and goes straight to the god of their own making: themselves. No one is above them.

Nature does just fine without interference from these kinds of people. Science can be the danger, not house cats.

May the poo of a million house cats adorn this guy's breakfast.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on February 05, 2013, 12:31:20 PM

So much for free speech !!

Alabama high school psychology teacher Bob Grisham has been suspended for 10 days without pay for a rant that included calling the first lady “fat butt Michelle Obama." A student in Grisham’s class made an audio recording of the remarks, which also included derogatory comments about gays.

Grisham's suspension from Lauderdale County High School begins on Tuesday, and he has been barred from teaching his class for the rest of the school year and ordered to attend sensitivity training. Also the school's head football coach, he will be assigned "other academic duties'' for the rest of the year in place of teaching his class, according to Lauderdale County Superintendent Jennifer Gray.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on February 05, 2013, 12:50:52 PM
Here we go again. Teachers are supposed to be personally politically neutral in the classroom. He can't make the religious "anti gay abomination against God" comment either. At the local bar, sure...but not in a taxpayer supported classroom.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: flintauqua on February 05, 2013, 01:16:13 PM
If the teacher taught in say Shawnee Mission or Washburn Rural, he'd get away with it since even though the Brownbackistanians don't want teachers to have first admendment rights in or out of the classroom, they'd let it slide since it was anti-Obama and anti-gay.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on February 05, 2013, 04:16:02 PM
Teachers are supposed to be personally politically neutral in the classroom

Diane--did you forget to put smiley faces after that statement because it is funny. "Politically neutral " seems to be a one way street in the classrooms across the country.
 Yea right Flint. It's OK for teachers to teach the kiddies that mommy and daddy might be of the same sex and that's OK but for this teacher to voice his opinion---well hell, let's string him up !!!
 Could you tell me what a "Brownbackistanian" is ?
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on February 05, 2013, 04:52:17 PM
Jar,I'm sorry but I don't know why what I said was funny.
 Public schools are supposed to be politically neutral. They may teach how Gov't works, and encourage kids to think about how they feel about things, but the teachers aren't supposed to show political favoritism in the classroom.  No, he may not express his opinion. If he can't manage that, he'd better find something else to do.
Private schools and religiously based schools can be different, but tax supported schools are supposed to be neutral. Don't you remember how it was? You must have had some form of POD and Civics in school back in your day...Ya ain't no spring chicken either and I assume you graduated.
 I'd hardly call a 10 day suspension "stringing him up." If you were the admistrator, how you have handled that situation? The bit about gay parents had nothing to do with it...that's just a diversion...as you keep accusing me of doing. Ahem. ::)
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on February 05, 2013, 05:01:19 PM
Diane, go back and read what I wrote---I will write it slowly----I---addressed---that---part---to---Flint.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on February 05, 2013, 05:03:54 PM
It was still a diversion,had nothing to do with the subject.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on February 05, 2013, 09:21:01 PM
What do you mean it has nothing to do with the subject ? What part of----(quote )"which also included derogatory comments about gays (unquote)---  do you not understand ? Then you have the gall to say I'm creating a diversion !! .
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on February 06, 2013, 12:08:20 PM
Just practicing what y'all do to me on a regular basis.  ;D ;D ;D Gall runs wild when you (plural) do it me..seems like fun, so I joined in. The teacher may not express his personal opinion on such matters. In some states it's even in the teacher's contract. I don't know about all.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on February 06, 2013, 01:21:44 PM

Quote from Diane:
Just practicing what y'all do to me on a regular basis.

 You make excuses like the one above and try to cover your tracks when you make a spelling error by saying you did it on purpose but then elaborate on how your typing needs more work and excuse after excuse .  When you make outlandish statements like that, do you know why about 99% of the forum readers think you are a bald faced lia------- not always being truthful ?
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on February 06, 2013, 02:12:13 PM
I guess that's their problem then, isn't it? Tolerate me or don't..your call. When I do make a real error I do say so. I've apologized when I've been wrong about things too. Saying "I'm sorry" is very easy for me, but I don't apologize when I'm telling the truth.
 My typing is very poor. I've said so many times. Why does that bother anybody? My back ground is very broad and my interests are many. Yes, I do know a lot about a lot...runs in my family. I'm not perfect,I've said so many times. People keep accusing me of thinking that. Not true .
 I'm not the only one who posts interesting things about their lives. Why bug me? I try to poke around and have fun with you and  I'm hated for it. A level playing field would be nice.
 If this forum really is just for hard core conservatives, fundamentalists and current Elk County residents, then the administrators should say so, and several others should stop posting too. I've tried to call  a truce several time with no luck. (As I said, ya pick on me I will fight back.) I found the list of community events in the paper very interesting. I can't say if they are good value, but there were more than I expected based on what one person had posted.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on February 06, 2013, 02:39:43 PM
Diane, Do you realize what you just wrote is what a poster said a bully was ? After someone stands up to you, you go crying about how you have many friends and family here and "just poking fun at y'all. Below is that posters description of a bully----------

"That is common talk among 9 year old bullies who poke and poke and say mean things until the child being bullied finally breaks and fights back. Then the bully, who always thinks what ever he says if justified,runs to someone else for help because he is being picked on."

Oh wait---that poster was you---that was your description of a bully. Hmmmmm !!!
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on February 06, 2013, 02:53:31 PM
Let's see now, who would I run to? This is cyber space, nobody is real. What you wrote makes no sense to me at all based on what I just wrote. My available time is up, got things to do...poof.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Bullwinkle on February 06, 2013, 03:40:04 PM
       Nobody is real. Now isn't that special.

     Also explains a lot about your BS.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Patriot on February 06, 2013, 03:43:39 PM
Yet we, the unreal, have been accused of being mean, of ruining a 'real' county, of demeaning 'real' teachers, of dissing 'real' community leaders, and more.  I guess ghosts are more real than we thought.  LOL

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on February 06, 2013, 06:57:47 PM
Yet we, the unreal, have been accused of being mean, of ruining a 'real' county, of demeaning 'real' teachers, of dissing 'real' community leaders, and more.  I guess ghosts are more real than we thought.  LOL

The Brit's have heard you loud and clear, Patriot... just got this letter from the Parliament Minister of Mis-Information at Westminster:


To the citizens of the United States of America,

In the light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA in Barack Insane-Hussein Obuma and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today, February 6, 2013.  Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchial duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories.  Except Chicago, which she does not fancy.  Your new prime minister (The Right Honourable David Cameron, MP for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) will appoint new Minister, Piers Morgan, for America without the need for further elections.  Congress and the Senate will be disbanded.

A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

1. You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary.  Then look up "aluminium."  Check the pronunciation guide.  You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.  The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'favour' and 'neighbour', skipping the letter 'U' is nothing more than laziness on your part.  Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters.  You will end your love affair with the letter 'Z' (pronounced 'zed' not 'zee') and the suffix "ize" will be replaced by the suffix "ise". You will learn that the suffix 'burgh is pronounced 'burra' e.g. Edinburgh.  You are welcome to respell Pittsburgh as 'Pittsberg' if you can't cope with correct pronunciation.  Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels.  Look up "vocabulary."  Using the same twenty seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication.  Look up "interspersed". There will be no more 'bleeps' in the Jerry Springer show.  If you're not old enough to cope with bad language then you shouldn't have chat shows.  When you learn to develop your vocabulary then you won't have to use bad language as often.

2. There is no such thing as "US English."  We will let Microsoft know on your behalf.  The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of "-ize."

3. You should learn to distinguish the English and Australian accents.  It really isn't that hard.  English accents are not limited to Cockney, upper-class twit or Mancunian (Daphne in out-dated show "Frasier").  You will also have to learn how to understand regional accents - Scottish dramas such as "Taggart" will no longer be broadcast with subtitles.  While we're talking about regions, you must learn that there is no such place as Devonshire in England.  The name of the county is "Devon."  If you persist in calling it Devonshire, all American States will become "shires" e.g. Texasshire, Floridashire, Louisianashire.

4. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as the good guys.  Hollywood will be required to cast English actors to play English characters.  British sit-coms such as "Men Behaving Badly" or "Red Dwarf" will not be re-cast and watered down for a wishy-washy American audience who can't cope with the humour of occasional political incorrectness.

5. You should relearn your original national anthem, "God Save The Queen," but only after fully carrying out task 1.  We would not want you to get confused and give up half way through.

6. You should stop playing American "football".  There is only one kind of football.  What you refer to as American "football" is not a very good game.  The 2.15% of you who are aware that there is a world outside your borders may have noticed that no one else plays "American" football.  You will no longer be allowed to play it, and should instead play proper football.  Initially, it would be best if you played with the girls. It is a difficult game.  Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which is similar to American "football", but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like nancies).  We are hoping to get together at least a US rugby sevens side by 2015.  You should stop playing baseball.  It is not reasonable to host an event called the 'World Series' for a game which is not played outside of America.  Since only 2.15% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. Instead of baseball, you will be allowed to play a girls' game called "Rounders" which is baseball without fancy team strip, oversized gloves, collector cards or hotdogs.

7. You should declare war on Quebec and France, using nuclear weapons if they give you any merde (that is sh!t in your American slang).  The 97.85% of you who were not aware that there is a world outside your borders should count yourselves lucky.  The Russians have never been the bad guys.  You will no longer be allowed to own or carry guns.  You will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous in public than a vegetable peeler.  Because we don't believe you are sensible enough to handle potentially dangerous items, you will require a permit if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.  New Minister Piers Morgan will bring you up-to-date on this matter.

8. July 4th is no longer a public holiday.  March 1st. will be a new national holiday, but only in England.  It will be called "Indecisive Day".

9. All American cars are hereby banned.  They are crap and it is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.  All road intersections will be replaced with roundabouts.  You will start driving on the left with immediate effect.  At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables.  Roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

10. You will learn to make real chips.  Those things you call French fries are not real chips.  Fries aren't even French, they are Belgian though 97.85% of you (including the guy who discovered fries while in Europe) are not aware of a country called Belgium.  Those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called "crisps".  Real chips are thick cut and fried in animal fat.  The traditional accompaniment to chips is beer which should be served warm and flat.  Waitresses will be trained to be more aggressive with customers.

11. As a sign of penance 5 grams of sea salt per cup will be added to all tea made within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this quantity to be doubled for tea made within the city of Boston itself.

12. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all, it is lager.  From March 1st only proper British Bitter will be referred to as "beer", and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as "Lager".  The substances formerly known as "American Beer" will henceforth be refered to as "Near-Frozen Knat's Urine", with the exception of the product of the American Budweiser company whose product will be referred to as "Weak Near-Frozen Knat's Urine".  This will allow true Budweiser (as manufactured for the last 1000 years in Pilsen, Czech Republic) to be sold without risk of confusion.

13. From March 1st the UK will harmonise petrol (or "Gasoline" as you will be permitted to keep calling it until June 1st 2013) prices with the former USA.  The UK will harmonise its prices to those of the former USA and the Former USA will, in return, adopt UK petrol prices (roughly $7/US a gallon... get used to it).

14. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists.  The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not adult enough to be independent.  Guns should only be handled by adults.  If you're not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you're not grown up enough to handle a gun.

15. Please tell us who killed JFK.  It's been driving us crazy.

Tax collectors from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all revenues due (backdated to 1776).

Thank you for your cooperation.
The Right Honourable Alquisha Summerset-Wigglebutt
Minister Of Mis-Information
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Post by: Diane Amberg on February 07, 2013, 09:27:24 AM
Love it. That is so funny...thanks!
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Post by: jarhead on February 11, 2013, 04:26:28 PM
Hypocrite ? You make the call.

Ron Paul turns to UN agency for help in fight over namesake website
Published February 11, 2013


Libertarian folk hero and retired Rep. Ron Paul is fighting to take the domain name RonPaul.com from a legion of loyal supporters. And he's turning to an unlikely source for help, filing a complaint with an agency of the United Nations -- a body he's criticized for years

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/11/ron-paul-files-suit-for-domain-name-leaving-supporters-bummed-but-fighting/#ixzz2KdF8vn3A

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/11/ron-paul-files-suit-for-domain-name-leaving-supporters-bummed-but-fighting/#ixzz2KdF21jDF
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Post by: Warph on February 12, 2013, 02:45:54 AM
Hypocrite ? You make the call.

Ron Paul turns to UN agency for help in fight over namesake website
Published February 11, 2013


Libertarian folk hero and retired Rep. Ron Paul is fighting to take the domain name RonPaul.com from a legion of loyal supporters. And he's turning to an unlikely source for help, filing a complaint with an agency of the United Nations -- a body he's criticized for years

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/11/ron-paul-files-suit-for-domain-name-leaving-supporters-bummed-but-fighting/#ixzz2KdF8vn3A

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/11/ron-paul-files-suit-for-domain-name-leaving-supporters-bummed-but-fighting/#ixzz2KdF21jDF

"You're a strange dude, Ron Paul.  Maybe my wife Michelle can help you out." 
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Post by: Warph on February 12, 2013, 02:56:32 AM


No one can coast along on past accomplishments forever.  Success demands that you keep producing.  Remaining at the top means making yourself indispensible.

When the USA was a manufacturing giant, it was needed on the world scene to supply the very best in steel, coal,copper, automobiles, lumber, home goods ,furniture,tobacco, farm equipment, food and more.  The USA produced it, grew it, exported it and made  jobs and money from it.

 Prior administrations both Republican and Democrat encouraged manufacturing to leave and outsource.  Draconian laws closed down mining and made manufacturing too expensive to continue in the USA.  The ugly NAFTA agreement was like nails in a coffin for American superiority in manufacturing and sales.

Other nations, not blinded by their own wealth and self satisfaction, picked up on it and ran with the ball, eager to manufacturer and produce and become necessary to the world's economy. 

The cold war was all about world dominance and as long as the US provided much needed products on the world scene, she was the leader.

It used to be a joke to say something was 'made in Japan' or 'made in China' because the goods were simply cheap and inferior.
Now today the USA owes Communist nations over $1,696,691,000,000 in borrowed money and the borrower is slave to the lender as Shakespeare reminded us.

$1,171,100,000,000 is owed to China alone.

Debt has increased, according to an article by Terrance Jeffrey of CNS news by 257% under Barack Obama.

How can you be a world leader if the world doesn't really need you?
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Post by: Warph on February 12, 2013, 03:18:53 AM
You need to hear this:
..Dr Benjamin Carson's Amazing Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast with Obama.  Watch Obama Squirm.  

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Post by: jarhead on February 12, 2013, 10:36:04 AM
Did I ever tell you that I have ESPN ? That's right buddy---I can read peoples minds. Obummer is sitting there thinking, "How can I call  a drone strike in on Dr Carson without me being collateral damage---if only MeeShall was sitting between me and the Doc, she would take the brunt of the shrapnel and I would risk it"
 I aint shit'n you buddy---that's what he was think'n.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on February 12, 2013, 01:00:07 PM
ESPN? People with that can usually only read minds about sports scores,right? You are very funny! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Warph on February 12, 2013, 03:32:55 PM
Did I ever tell you that I have ESPN ? That's right buddy---I can read peoples minds. Obummer is sitting there thinking, "How can I call  a drone strike in on Dr Carson without me being collateral damage---if only MeeShall was sitting between me and the Doc, she would take the brunt of the shrapnel and I would risk it"
 I aint shit'n you buddy---that's what he was think'n.


Dr. Carson's Refreshing Jolt of Good Societal Medicine

By David Limbaugh

President Obama must have been stunned at the "audacity" of Dr. Benjamin Carson in challenging his core assumptions right to his face in front of thousands of people at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Obama is not used to being challenged, especially in public, even if indirectly and without being specifically named. From the look on his face, it was obvious Obama was none too pleased with Carson's message or with his "presumptuousness" in presenting it in that forum, while he had to sit still and -- remain silent.

I think we can best understand Carson's message in light of his opening statements, which laid the foundation for the thematic body of this speech.

He began citing scriptural passages that he said would put his upcoming remarks into context. Three of the passages were wisdom sayings from the book of Proverbs, admonishing that the godless destroy their neighbor with their mouths, that a man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor and that a generous man will prosper.

The final passage was God's promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14 that if his people will humble themselves and pray and seek his face and turn from their wicked ways, he will hear them, forgive their sins and heal their land.

Carson also decried the chilling effect of political correctness that makes people afraid to express certain opinions on important issues, lest they incur the wrath of society's thought and speech police -- those who presume to be the guardians of all moral and acceptable opinions. He then proceeded to boldly articulate a number of ideas that clearly fall in this category of disfavored speech.

Specifically, Carson offered a ringing endorsement of America's founding principles and its unique constitutional liberties. He decried the moral decay in our society and our government's grotesque fiscal irresponsibility.

He took aim on our ever-expanding welfare state, not only by championing hard work, self-reliance and personal responsibility but also in invoking his own personal experience as an example.

He related how his mother worked multiple jobs to provide for him and his brother and imparted critically important values to them. She made them read and improve themselves and absolutely refused to let them make excuses and claim victimhood for their plight.

Carson, I believe, was illustrating that we have a moral problem in this nation and that the instilling of good values begins in the home and is neither the responsibility nor the prerogative of a caretaker government.

He denounced the practice -- refined to an art form by President Obama -- of politicians employing class warfare to deride the wealthy with accusations that they don't contribute enough while treating the less fortunate as helpless and expecting no contribution from them at all. This, I think, is where he was dovetailing the scriptural texts warning against deriding one's neighbor. He was saying, in effect, that political demagogues who pit people against one another on the basis of income and wealth harm society, including the very people they pretend to help.

In a television interview, Carson expanded on some of these thoughts, explaining that the Founding Fathers were afraid of an out-of-control government that would "get to the point where it couldn't subsist without taking everything from the people." Next, he linked, though not expressly, the scriptural passage on generosity in challenging today's conventional wisdom that the wealthy are necessarily greedy. He pointed to the remarkable generosity of some of America's historically wealthiest individuals. America, he said, "has always been a very generous nation. Look at all the foundations that have been created for the purpose of taking care of people."

He also expounded on his comments on political correctness, apparently criticizing the president's selective assault on religious liberty. He said, "If the president would exercise anywhere near the sensitivity about religious freedom in this country as he does about Islam and offending them, we wouldn't even have these kinds of problems."

There is also no question in my mind that in citing the passage from 2 Chronicles, Carson was expressing his view that America has strayed from its godly roots and replaced God's absolute moral standards with those that seem right to a man but are wholly destructive of our moral fabric. We must turn back to God, reject this man-made ethic grounded in covetousness, envy and greed, and recommit ourselves to godly values and right living.

In his speech, Carson did not criticize President Obama by name, but he roundly condemned his philosophy of and approach to governance. He did so with abundant forcefulness but equally strong respectfulness.

It was an admirable display of forthrightness and courage and a virtual seminar in how President Obama's political opponents should boldly, directly and publicly dispute his wrongheaded message and block his destructive agenda.

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Post by: jarhead on February 14, 2013, 09:02:51 PM
So now you can sit on your ass in Colorado and fly a drone with your joy stick and get a medal that is higher than a Bronze star w/V and a Purple Heart earned in combat.
 Un- freaking- believable !!!

VFW slams Pentagon's drone medal, complains it would outrank Purple Heart
By Barnini Chakraborty

Published February 14, 2013


WASHINGTON – America’s largest combat veterans group is worried the creation of a new medal for drone strikes and cyber-warfare could bestow higher honor on those using a joystick to kill terrorists than soldiers wounded on the battlefield.

The Distinguished Warfare Medal, announced Wednesday, would rank higher than the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, which is given to service members killed or wounded in battle. The new medal would rank immediately below the Distinguished Flying Cross.

But to some, like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, creating a non-combat medal is turning into a major Pentagon misfire.

“It’s a boneheaded decision,” VFW spokesman Joe Davis told FoxNews.com. “This is going to affect morale and it’s sending troops in the field a horrible message.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/14/medal-misfire-pentagon-new-off-site-medal/#ixzz2KvtDyT1F
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Post by: Patriot on February 14, 2013, 09:47:54 PM
So now you can sit on your ass in Colorado and fly a drone with your joy stick and get a medal that is higher than a Bronze star w/V and a Purple Heart earned in combat.
 Un- freaking- believable !!!

Ditto!  Un- freaking- believable!

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on February 15, 2013, 01:33:33 AM
This is great... why not Keyboard Warrior medals for all those chickenhawk drone pilots and for the clowns who never served in the military and/or in wars but who love to run their mouths and promote the very same wars and military they avoided.  Perhaps Purple gal bladder medals for all those wounded from high cholesterol from all those dinners toasting "warriors" that the chickenhawks groupie around like the Kelley's at MacDill, Blabbermouth Jay Carney and that sh!thammer Disaster-in-Chief Obuma.

Every honorably discharged service member should receive an award.  If ordinary performance of duties is the criterion for a medal, there are thousands... actually millions.... of current and former service members who should receive such recognition, who actually served on the lines, in the trenches, or face-to-face with enemies of our nation and who received less than a handshake for their sacrifices.  Let those receive recognition first!
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on February 15, 2013, 01:52:53 AM

Rubio says he picked up over 13,000 new followers on #twitter since last night so he's
going to start drinking water in the middle of all of my speeches!
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on February 15, 2013, 09:00:00 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D To all teachers! Forget even trying to teach proper grammar...It's a lost cause. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  Check out that photo caption. Is nothing worth a little effort any longer?
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Patriot on February 15, 2013, 12:23:30 PM
;D ;D ;D ;D To all teachers! Forget even trying to teach proper grammar...It's a lost cause. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  Check out that photo caption. Is nothing worth a little effort any longer?

Then again, perhaps the editor/author is going to be giving speeches, and Mr. Rubio is a friend who intends to drink water as the editor/author speaks.  LOL

And we don't have an education problem?

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on February 15, 2013, 02:13:48 PM
That writer has an education problem, not everyone does.
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on February 16, 2013, 12:02:48 AM

As Valentine’s Day came and went, it’s important to be reminded that the special day, like everything else in Western Civilization, was originally invented by Muslims.  And there are few places in the world as romantic as Turkey, where this love story for the ages takes place.

You might be tempted to confuse this tale with Romeo and Juliet. And it is a lot like Romeo and Juliet, or it would be if Juliet’s father had traded her for a cow.

Our tale begins in the village of Korkut in the District of Gümüşhacıköy, which is in the Amasya Province of Turkey. Korkut has drinking water, a post office and a midwife, and apparently not much else.

Ali. O, like so many enterprising Korkunians, one afternoon during the Muslim commemoration of Ramadan, decided to make the deal of a lifetime with the stepson of his brother. The stepson would get his daughter and Ali would get a cow. The stepson delivered the cow and now it was time for the next part of the deal.

“I promised, I took the cow. Now you have to get married,” Ali O. told his daughter Guller O.

Like all romantic heroines, Guller did not want to be traded for a cow and fled to her aunt’s house in Ankara, where Ali began making threatening phone calls to her insisting that she go through with the wedding. The case came to court and Ali O. claims that he was slandered, that he did not sell his daughter for a cow, but that the cow just happened to be on his premises, and that he was doing his daughter a favor by marrying her off because she’s retarded.

The family court has ordered Ali O. to undergo mental health treatment and to stop calling his daughter. If he refuses then he will have to serve 3-10 days in jail. The fate of the cow remains unknown.

In entirely unrelated news, Turkey’s murder rate of women has increased 1400% and 41.9% of Turkish women experience violence and sexual abuse.


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Post by: Warph on February 16, 2013, 02:51:05 AM
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Diane Amberg on February 16, 2013, 09:57:35 AM
Now that one is funny!
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on February 17, 2013, 02:38:00 AM

From Citizens for Tax Justice:
Earlier this month, the Facebook Inc. released its first “10-K” annual financial report since going public last year. Hidden in the report’s footnotes is an amazing admission: despite $1.1 billion in U.S. profits in 2012, Facebook did not pay even a dime in federal and state income taxes.

Instead, Facebook says it will receive net tax refunds totaling $429 million. Facebook’s income tax refunds stem from the company’s use of a single tax break, the tax deductibility of executive stock options. That tax break reduced Facebook’s federal and state income taxes by $1,033 million in 2012, including refunds of earlier years’ taxes of $451 million.

But that’s not all of the stock-option tax breaks that Facebook generated from its initial public offering of stock (IPO). Facebook is also carrying forward another $2.17 billion in additional tax-option tax breaks for use in future years.

So in total Facebook’s current and future tax reductions from the stock options exercised in connection with its IPO will total $3.2 billion.

....Also check:  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-15/facebook-gets-a-multi-billion-dollar-tax-break
Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on February 19, 2013, 01:12:50 AM
Obuma's definition of Bipartisanship:

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Post by: Warph on February 20, 2013, 02:55:38 AM

Boy, do I feel sorry for smokers these days.

Smoking used to be so fashionable and hip in the James Dean and Steve McQueen days.

Women who smoked used to be sexy. No sooner did they pull a Virginia Slim out of a cigarette case than men would rush at them with lighters.

Even when smoking was cool, people knew it wasn't healthy. Some unhealthy smokers sued tobacco companies for concealing the unhealthful effects of sucking carcinogens into their lungs — and not one prevailed.

That changed in 1998, when 46 states sued the four biggest tobacco companies to recover Medicaid costs for tobacco-related maladies. The states won big. The tobacco industry has been nicotine-coughing up billions of dollars to the states ever since.

Or, to be more precise, smokers have been nicotine-coughing up billions. A pack of cigarettes costs five or six bucks. Taxes account for more than half of that price.

In any event, over the years, smoking has lost its coolness appeal among the public. Anti-smoking groups have made tremendous gains banning smoking in public places. To date, 38 states and all 60 of our biggest cities have public smoking bans in place.

To be sure, the anti-smoking sentiment is one of the few bipartisan issues left. People on both the left and right loathe smoking the way people used to hate polio and communism.

Many people on the right, sick of dining in restaurants where smoking was still allowed, were all for government bans on the legal activity. Didn't secondhand-smoke studies warrant it?

Many people on the left were for such government bans, too, for the simple reason that they love when the government tells people what they cannot do — except when it involves smoking marijuana.

And so it is that the bipartisan anti-smoking mob has relegated smokers to secondary-human-being status.

Smokers are shunned at family gatherings and sent to the garage or the street, so as not to stink up the house.

Even corporate CEOs who smoke are sent to the alleyway, where they mingle with other smokers like hapless pigeons.

And just when smokers thought things couldn't get worse, boy, are they getting worse.

Government regulators, who are now interpreting President Obama's Patient Protection and (ha ha!) Affordable Care Act, have determined that smokers should get hammered by insurance companies.

Starting next year, health insurers will be permitted to charge smokers who purchase individual policies up to 50 percent more for their premiums.

A 60-year-old smoker will pay, on average, $5,100 more than he is paying right now.

Why? Well, the fellow's smoking could cause him to have health issues, which others in the insurance pool would ultimately have to pay for.

Since he is a higher risk for the insurance pool, shouldn't he be required to pay more?

Many in the anti-smoking mob, on both left and right, surely think so — as they miss the larger point: If our federal government has gotten so big and meddlesome that it can single out a particular citizen who has freely chosen to use a legal product as a vice, what CAN'T our government do?

How long before chubby people and snack-cake eaters and people who like to hang-glide over mountain cliffs are also singled out by the government?

How long before the government in a big city, such as New York, bans salt and large soda drinks?

Oops, that has already happened.

Yeah, I feel sorry for smokers, but the way things are going, we'll all be mingling like pigeons in alleyways, secretly enjoying snack cakes, salty snacks and sugary drinks and hoping the government doesn't catch wind of it

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Post by: Warph on February 21, 2013, 06:08:14 PM
Dems Recoil In Horror As Rand Paul Returns $600,000 Operating Budget Surplus To Treasury…


Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he will send a $600,000 check to the U.S. Treasury, returning the part of his operating budget as a senator that was not spent.

Paul made the announcement at press conference in Kentucky on Wednesday. According to a press release from Paul’s office, the sum is over 20 percent of the total operating budget.

Last year, he returned $500,000 worth of unspent funds to the Treasury.

“I ran to stop the reckless spending, and I pledged to the people of Kentucky that I would work to keep their hard-earned money out of the hands of Washington bureaucrats whose irresponsible spending has threatened our country’s economic health,” Sen. Paul said.

The Republican senator and son of libertarian icon Ron Paul is considered a likely 2016 presidential contender.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/21/rand-paul-returns-surplus-operating-budget/#ixzz2La74wgCb
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Post by: Warph on February 21, 2013, 06:26:12 PM

Biden: “I Am Going To Say Something Outrageous: You’ve Had No Better Friend Over The Last 35 Years Than Me”…

Joe, you're Outrageously STUPID!!

From The Durge:

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) -  Vice President Joe Biden joined Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy, other lawmakers and the parents of a young girl killed in the Sandy Hook massacre at a conference on gun violence Thursday.

The conference was held a few miles from the scene of last year’s Newtown school shootings.

Biden is trying to rally support for the administration’s proposals to curb gun violence, saying there will be a moral price to pay for inaction.

Biden said America has changed its views of gun control since the Dec. 14 massacre of 26 people inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“Common sense facts are these assault weapons are unnecessary and dangerous weapons that put our law enforcement personnel at risk,” Biden said. “You guys know a lot of departments around the country. I’ve been working with the police agencies for 35 years. I am going to say something outrageous: You’ve had no better friend over the last 35 years than me.”

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Post by: Warph on February 21, 2013, 06:36:34 PM

From Politiclo:
The Democratic National Committee raised $4.3 million in January, but is still weighed down by a significant amount of post-election debt.

While it’s not unusual for political parties to creep into the red after an election, Democratic Party ended the 2012 cycle with a debt of $21.5 million, according to a new filing with the Federal Elections Commission.

The committee’s latest report shows the DNC paying down nearly $700,000 of their post-election debt — which shrank to $20.7 million.

Earlier Wednesday, the RNC announced it had raised $6.9 million in January, with $7.1 million in the bank. The committee retired the last of its outstanding debt at the end of 2012.

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Post by: Warph on February 22, 2013, 04:58:37 AM

From the Mind of a Democrat...

From Snopes

More Modern Way of Living
Claim:   Text reproduces letter to the editor from a "proud Democrat."  


Example:    [Collected via e-mail, February 2013]  

I just came across a post on Facebook that seems too far fetch to believe. It's suppose to be a news article sent to the editor against gun control... It's states as a Democrat and fussing at Republicans as hiding behind the constitution to scare people and how the president is trying to make gun laws stricter for everyone like they are where he came from.


Beaufort, N.C.

Jan. 17, 2013


Republicans and "so-called" conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?

We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great president came from a civilized part of the country where there is strict gun control, and he is only trying to bring the benefits of that more modern way of living to the rest of us. I don't know the exact statistics, but I'm quite certain that Chicago is a lot safer than Morehead City, when it comes to gun violence.

But do Republicans and conservatives listen to the voice of reason? No, of course not. All they want to do is whine and complain about how gun control and wealth 
redistribution violate the Constitution, as if the Constitution were all that great, anyway. There are a lot of things that need to be changed about the Constitution, I'd say, and President Obama needs to change it.

The Republicans are just trying to stand in the way, because the president is black. They even dared to question whether he was born in this country. I think all this demonstrates that the Constitution needs to be amended when it comes to the qualifications for being president. Right now, it says that a person has to be 35 years old and be a natural born citizen. Well, that is obviously unfair because there are a great many otherwise qualified people who cannot run for president because their mothers had to have a C-section. But because the Constitution was written a hundred years ago, nobody even thought of the discrimination that would result from a doctor having to deliver a baby in this unnatural way. Now that we Democrats are in control of the government, that's just one more thing we should change in our drive to make life fair.

Please withhold my name because I don't want to get crank calls.


Origins:   The farcical missive reproduced above is "true" in the very broad sense that it is in fact a letter to the editor which was published (under the title "More Modern Way of Living") by a regular newspaper, in this case the 29 January 2013 edition of the Carteret County (North Carolina) News-Times. That publication later prefaced the online version of the letter with an editor's note stating that:

The following Letter to the Editor, published in the Jan. 23 edition, has gone viral on the Web after a reader linked it to a Fox News Facebook page. It had received more than 4,000 comments and been shared more than 12,000 times by [the following week].

Whether this letter is "real" in the sense that its writer intended it to be taken literally by readers is something that can't be answered definitively (since the author is not identified by name), but almost certainly it was penned as a spoof of Democrats rather than as an earnest letter from a Democrat. The tone of the letter is tongue-in-cheek throughout, implausibly consisting of nothing but multiple obvious absurdities piled one atop another and recycling a number of old jokes, such as the notion that a person born by Cesarean section is not considered a natural-born citizen and the humorous stereotype of the individual who publicly proclaims himself as being "proud" of his membership in a particular group yet insists on remaining anonymous.

Last updated:   11 February 2013

Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/modernway.asp#G24HiUFHajoDil3P.99
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Post by: Warph on February 24, 2013, 01:23:22 AM

20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party

By John Hawkins

For example, one will virtually never hear that the Palmer Raids, Prohibition, or American eugenics were thoroughly progressive phenomena. These are sins America itself must atone for. Meanwhile, real or alleged “conservative” misdeeds — say McCarthyism — are always the exclusive fault of conservatives and a sign of the policies they would repeat if given power. The only culpable mistake that liberals make is failing to fight “hard enough” for their principles. Liberals are never responsible for historic misdeeds because they feel no compulsion to defend the inherent goodness of America. Conservatives, meanwhile, not only take the blame for events not of their own making that they often worked the most assiduously against, but find themselves defending liberal misdeeds in order to defend America herself. -- Jonah Goldberg
1) The Trail of Tears (1838): The first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson and his successor Martin Van Buren, herded Indians into camps, tormented them, burned and pillaged their homes and forced them to relocate with minimal supplies. Thousands died along the way.

2) Democrats Cause The Civil War (1860): The pro-slavery faction of the Democrat Party responded to Abraham Lincoln's election by seceding, which led to the Civil War.

3) Formation of the KKK (1865): Along with 5 other Confederate veterans, Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest created the KKK.

4) 300 Black Americans Murdered (1868): "Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana killed nearly 300 blacks who tried to foil an assault on a Republican newspaper editor."

5) The American Protective League and The Palmer Raids (1919-1921): Under the leadership of Woodrow Wilson, criticizing the government became a crime and a fascist organization, the American Protective League was formed to spy on and even arrest fellow Americans for being insufficiently loyal to the government. More than 100,000 Americans were arrested, with less than 1% of them ever being found guilty of any kind of crime.

6) Democrats Successfully Stop Republicans From Making Lynching A Federal Crime (1922): "The U.S. House adopted Rep. Leonidas Dyer’s (R., Mo.) bill making lynching a federal crime. Filibustering Senate Democrats killed the measure."

7) The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (1932-1972): Contrary to what you may have heard, Democrats in Alabama did not give black Americans syphilis. However, the experimenters did know that subjects of the experiment unknowingly had syphilis and even after it was proven that penicillin could be used to effectively treat the disease in 1947, the experiments continued. As a result, a number of the subjects needlessly infected their loved ones and died, when they could have been cured.

8 ) Japanese Internment Camps (1942): Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order that led to more than 100,000 Japanese Americans being put into "bleak, remote camps surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards."

9) Alger Hiss Convicted Of Perjury (1950): Hiss, who helped advise FDR at Yalta and was strongly defended by the Left, turned out to be a Soviet spy. He was convicted of perjury in 1950 (Sadly, the statute of limitations on espionage had run out), but was defended by liberals for decades until the Verona papers proved so conclusively that he was guilty that even most his fellow liberals couldn't continue to deny it.

10) The West Virgina Democrat primary is rigged by John F. Kennedy (1960): From an interview with the late, great Robert Novak.

John Hawkins: You also said that without question, John F. Kennedy rigged the West Virginia Democratic primary in (1960), but that the Wall Street Journal killed the story. Do you think that sort of thing is still occurring with great regularity and do you wish the Journal had reported the story when it happened?

Robert Novak: In my opinion, they should have. They sent two reporters down to West Virginia for six weeks and they came back with a carefully documented story on voter fraud in West Virginia, buying votes, and how he beat Humphrey in the primary and therefore got the nomination. But, Ed Kilgore, the President of Dow Jones and publisher of the Wall Street Journal, a very conservative man, said it wasn’t the business of the Wall Street Journal to decide the nominee of the Democratic Party and he killed the story. That story didn’t come out for many, many years — 30-40 years. It was kept secret all that time.

11) The Bay of Pigs (1961): After training a Cuban militia to overthrow Castro, Kennedy got cold feet and didn't give the men all the air support they were promised. As a result, they were easily defeated by Castro's men and today, Cuba is still ruled by a hostile, anti-American dictatorship.

12) Fire Hoses And Attack Dogs Used On Children (1963): Birmingham, Alabama's notorious Commissioner of Public Safety, Democrat Bull Connor, used attack dogs and fire hoses on children and teenagers marching for civil rights. Ultimately, thousands of them would also be arrested.

13) Stand In The Schoolhouse Door (1963): Democrat George Wallace gave his notorious speech against integrating schools at the University of Alabama in which he said, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

14) Escalation In Vietnam (1964): Lyndon Johnson dramatically escalated our troops’ presence in Vietnam while he simultaneously put political restrictions in place that made the war unwinnable. As a result, 58,000 Americans died in a war that ultimately achieved none of its aims.

15) Chappaquiddick (1969): The Democrats’ beloved "Liberal Lion" of the Senate, Ted Kennedy ran off the road into a tidal pool with passenger Mary Jo Kopechne in the car. Kennedy swam free and then spent 9 hours plotting how he would reveal the news to the press while she slowly suffocated to death.

16) Democrats Deliver South Vietnam To The North (1975): "In 1975, when there were no Americans left in Vietnam, the left wing of the Democratic Party killed the government of South Vietnam, cut off all of its funding, cut off all of its ammunition, and sent a signal to the world that the United States had abandoned its allies." -- Newt Gingrich

17) The Iranian Hostage Crisis (1979-1981): 52 Americans were held hostage by the government of Iran for 444 days. After Jimmy Carter’s disastrous, failed rescue attempt, the hostages were finally released after Ronald Reagan's inaugural address.

18) Bill Clinton turns down Osama Bin Laden (1996): In Bill Clinton's own words, "'Mr. bin Laden used to live in Sudan. He was expelled from Saudi Arabia in 1991, then he went to Sudan. And we’d been hearing that the Sudanese wanted America to start meeting with them again. They released him. At the time, 1996, he had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here because we had no basis on which to hold him, though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America.' — Bill Clinton explains to a Long Island, N.Y., business group why he turned down Sudan’s offer to extradite Osama Bin Laden to America in 1996." Had Bill Clinton accepted Sudan's offer, 9/11 would have likely never happened.

19) Bill Clinton was impeached (1998): Clinton became only the 2nd President in American history to be impeached after he lied under oath about his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

20) America loses its AAA credit rating (2011): The United States was first given its AAA credit in 1917, but it couldn’t survive Barack Obama's record breaking spending. In 2011, America lost its AAA credit rating.
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Post by: Warph on February 24, 2013, 02:48:06 AM

Sens. Tom Udall And Richard Blumenthal Tied For First In Rankings For “Most Liberal Senator”…


Sens. Tom Udall And Richard Blumenthal Tied For First In Rankings For “Most Liberal Senator”…

Then again, they’re just holding the spot for Elizabeth Warren.

Via National Journal:

These days you can’t swing an NPR tote bag in the upper chamber without hitting a liberal senator. This year, the Senate saw the additions of Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, Tim Kaine, and Chris Murphy. They will surely fit in with the likes of Sens. Sherrod Brown, Al Franken, and Dick Durbin. It wouldn’t have been a surprise if any of these big names won the title of “Most Liberal Senator.”

That title did not, however, end up going to a particularly visible member. Instead, it was split by two relatively new and relatively unknown members: Tom Udall of New Mexico and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

To learn how the vote rankings are calculated, click here.


Michelle Obama: Shaken, Not Stirred

We predicted a parody coming on the Michelle Obama “Mom Dance” with Jimmy Fallon.

Here is Sooper Mexican’s short ode to her dancing
skills, with the “Harlem Shake”, especially for our
Wonkette friends:


Compare And Contrast…

A First Lady with respect and dignity for the presidency:

And the one with not so much:

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Post by: Warph on February 24, 2013, 11:53:17 PM
Idiots Converge on Freezing D.C. to Protest Global Warming

by Dan Greenfield

The United Idiots of America, in conjunction with the Sierra Club, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and a bunch of other organizations that no one had ever heard of before  held a “Forward on Climate” rally. No one including the organizers appeared to know what this meant or how it’s possible to go forward on a climate.

The rally participants, mainly bored college students, were united in their opposition to the Keystone Pipeline which would create jobs for working class people. And united in their stupidity. One sign read, “Read My Lips, No New Carbons”, apparently protesting the element. Unfortunately every time lips are opened and words come out, so do new carbons.

Another sign demanded, “Fight Climate Chaos.” Refusing to cooperate, the weather in Washington D.C. dipped below 30 degrees forcing the assorted idiots to shiver while listening to speeches warning that the icebergs on the pole were melting. Again.


There were idiots dressed as polar bears and one idiot dressed up as a whooping crane.  Occupiers showed up in black hoodies with their faces covered, not so much as a disguise, but for warmth. The Forward on the Climate or For the Climate or Away from the Climate rally was a real cross-section of American idiots. There were electric bicycle salesmen, yoga instructors, Quakers and environmental science students.

Lots of white people raised their fists in the air in solidarity with something. Possibly the climate. Robert Redford wrote an editorial in support of the protest, but didn’t bother flying a private jet over to take part. There was an awkward dance party. There were a few obligatory giant puppets. Everyone was cold, but everyone pretended that the planet was burning up.

Kids roped in by their idiot parents shivered while holding up signs about solar power. College students swarmed around the buses that brought them and texted while old hippies made speeches. There was a giant model of a pipeline or maybe a windmill. No one could tell. And there were lots of signs about how everyone loved Mother Earth.

Full speed ahead to STUPITY!
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Post by: Warph on February 25, 2013, 08:24:06 PM

Obuma: "Alien Abductions Blamed For Disappearing Workforce In My First Term"



With over 8 million people mysteriously disappearing from the US workforce during President Barack Insane-Hussein Obuma's first term, experts are working on a number of theories to explain this riddle, the most commonly mentioned reason being alien abductions occurring throughout the US on an extraordinarily massive scale.

According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of people disappearing from the US workforce rose from 80.5 million when the president took office in 2009 to the current 89 million, while unemployment has remained steady near 8-9%.  In other words, 8.5 million people have simply vanished in a way that can't be explained by the usual retirement or disability trends.

"Since we can't blame it on the economy, the only conceivable explanation is that someone is taking people out of the labor market by force," said Malcolm Lenivie, noted economist for the DC-based Center for Keynesian Economics.  "The President has spent $6 trillion in stimulus packages and all our studies indicate that his plan is working, so something else must be at play."

Early theories included abductions by Mexican drug cartels, but leading security experts agree that it would be impossible to move eight million people across the US border undetected.

"Our border is extremely secure," said border security analyst Jared Contrabandzis of the American Progressive Initiative, a non-partisan think tank.  "No one can cross our southern border in any direction without our knowledge.  The Border Patrol catches them all and reports them to the authorities."

Sources say the President is taking this matter very seriously and is putting pressure on the Pentagon to investigate the possibility of alien abductions and to find a way to stop the disappearance of the American labor force.

Insiders in Washington speculate that if top brass in the US Air Force do not take immediate action, President Obuma will likely fire a number of generals and reorganize the command structure.

"The President will not let this crisis go to waste," said Lenivie, adding that heads will roll all over Washington until one of these theories can be substantiated.  "We know for sure the problem is not caused by the economy, since all of our numbers indicate that recovery is well on its way. It isn't just around the corner, it is here."

The White House is ordering the Air Force to review surveillance footage from radar stations throughout the world for evidence of alien aircraft, as intelligence satellites are being re-tasked from areas like the Middle East and China to scour the continental US for possible stashes of missing workers.

"All those people must go back to work," Lenivie said.  "They are tax payers, and we need them to be productive in order to keep our economy moving forward and our debt payments current."




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Post by: Warph on February 25, 2013, 08:42:37 PM
Oscars 2013: Michelle Obama announces long-awaited merger of Hollywood and the State


I'm done with the Oscars now... finally... for good... What I  have quietly been predicting since the late 20th century has finally happened...


The White House is now, unquestionably, part of the Hollywood machine, and vice versa... Congratulations.

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Post by: Warph on March 02, 2013, 11:00:58 PM
Massachusetts Democrat Files Bill Allowing Animal Rights Loons To Sue Hunters....


So we’re going to have Team PETA suing human beings on behalf of Bambi?  Brilliant!

Massachusetts State Senator Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) recently introduced a bill that would allow private individuals to file a lawsuit for the “protection and humane treatment of animals.” This is of great concern for all sportsmen, farmers, and dog owners.

Animal cruelty is already a crime in Massachusetts just as it is across the country. Animal cruelty laws are enforced by experienced law enforcement officers, including local police forces and animal control officers, who are trained on what is and is not animal cruelty under the law and how to spot it.

Senate Bill 767 would end this proven system and instead give private citizens the ability to sue animal owners over what they perceive to be “animal cruelty” under the law.

Read More Via The Sportsmen’s Daily:
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Post by: Warph on March 02, 2013, 11:35:31 PM

Muslim residents of southern Egyptian city try to storm church in
search of missing woman


I guess they missed their "Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance"
and "no compulsion in religion" classes.  Hmmm... is that Obuma on the
far left behind beard boy?

LUXOR, Egypt –   Security officials say hundreds of Muslim residents have thrown firebombs and rocks at police outside a church in the south of Egypt.

They accuse local Christians of providing a safe haven for a missing woman suspected of converting.

Six policemen and a dozen Christians were wounded in the clashes late Thursday in the town of Kom Ombo, near the Aswan High Dam.

Tensions rose after a 36-year-old Muslim woman disappeared five days ago. She was allegedly spotted outside the Mar Gergis church in Kom Ombo on Thursday.

Officials say within a few hours, hundreds of Muslims gathered outside the church and tried to storm it, believing she was hiding inside.

Police erected checkpoints around the church Friday in anticipation of more protests. Officials spoke anonymously in line with regulations.

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Post by: Warph on March 03, 2013, 01:32:15 AM
'Piers Morgan Tonight' Hits Yearly Low in 25-54 Demographic

Go back to Britain, Piers, you’re a failure.  Oh, I forgot... they don't want you back.


The February 28th episode of Piers Morgan Tonight, which featured an exclusive interview with Gus Searcy, the mentor of Jodi Arias suffered a yearly low in the key 25-54 demographic with only 87,000 viewers. The show is down 27% in total viewers and 38% in the demo from its debut in Jan. 17th, 2011.

Piers Morgan Tonight also had the lowest demo in its time slot and was even beat by HLN’s Dr. Drew (with 208,000).
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Post by: jarhead on March 03, 2013, 11:56:57 AM

Marine generals showing rare dominance of top jobs

Jim Michaels, USA TODAY9a.m. EST February 24, 2013

"The Marine Corps is clearly punching above its weight," says one expert.

When U.S. and NATO top brass gathered in Kabul to mark a change in the top leadership this month, all three American generals lined up on stage were Marines.
Afghanistan is a landlocked country, but for the second consecutive time President Obama nominated a Marine to lead the war there. Joining the outgoing and incoming commanders on stage was Marine Gen. Jim Mattis, chief of the command that oversees all forces in the Middle East region.

Little noticed outside defense circles, it was a historic moment for the Marine Corps, a seagoing service whose humble beginnings were to provide security and landing parties for Navy ships.

"The Marine Corps is clearly punching above its weight," said Peter Mansoor, a retired Army colonel and military history professor at Ohio State University. "This is a very unusual and singular moment in Marine Corps history."

The Marines are aware of just how singular it is.

With 195,000 troops it is the smallest service of the armed forces, representing only 8% of the overall Defense Department budget. Until World War II, the Marines didn't have an active duty four-star general.

Today it has six four-star generals, a record number, serving in prominent positions around the world. Gen. John Allen, who stepped down as commander in Afghanistan, was the first Marine to command an entire theater of war.

The commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James Amos, said it was not something that happened by design. "We've just got a string of very seasoned combat generals," Amos said in a recent speech at the American Enterprise Institute.

Analysts agree, saying the Marine generals are chosen on an individual basis as commands have to be filled.

Still, they point to a couple factors that have contributed to the growing prominence of the Marine Corps: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan played to the strength of Marine officers, and the emphasis on joint commands mean Marines have more opportunities to take jobs outside their service.

The joint commands "got the leadership the recognition that it has deserved," said Walt Ford, editor of Leatherneck magazine and a retired Marine colonel.

The success Marines have had in top positions may also have something to do with their leadership training, Mansoor said.

"I think there is something about how Marines approach professional military education that produces officers with a broad view of the world and who are flexible and can deal with the very different challenges of the type of wars we're fighting today," he said.

"With a few exceptions, the Army tends to breed good company men," Mansoor added.

The Marine Corps is as much a mindset as it is a set of capabilities. The service bills itself as an expeditionary force, able to get to hot spots fast with lots of firepower. But its reputation is built on something less tangible: fighting spirit, or what Marines call esprit de corps.

"Marines don't celebrate their technology to the same extent as the Navy and Air Force," said Aaron O'Connell, a Marine reserve officer and author of Underdogs: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps.

That spirit may have made the Marines more insular in the past, but today it has helped them rise to prominent positions as the United States battles irregular enemies far from its shores.

"I think the Marines have a cultural advantage over the other services when it comes to dealing with chaos and uncertainty," O'Connell said.

The rising prominence of Marine leaders has not gone unnoticed by the other services. "There is a big competition for the U.S. commands," Ford said.

The Marine Corps is particularly sensitive to competition from the other services, who in the past have been behind efforts to eliminate or shrink the corps. The Marine Corps has survived 20 such attempts since its founding in 1775, O'Connell said.

The Corps' popularity on Capitol Hill and among the American public has always saved it, but that history has infused Marines with a healthy dose of paranoia. "The Marine Corps more than any other service is forever vigilant to threats to its existence," O'Connell said.

Even today Marines worry about getting complacent. "Most Marines look at it as a bubble we won't see again for a long time," Ford said of the record number of four-star generals.

In fact, upcoming retirements will likely reduce the number of Marine generals. Allen announced this week that he plans to retire, turning down a nomination to be the top NATO officer in Europe. Allen's likely replacement is Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, the Associated Press reported, citing an unnamed senior NATO official.

Mattis will step down as chief of Central Command and will be replaced by an Army general, the Pentagon has said.

Still, analysts say the Marine Corps can finally let go of its fears.

"The Marine Corps should not worry about its organizational survival," Mansoor said. "The American people have embraced it as an institution."


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Post by: Warph on March 03, 2013, 08:24:30 PM


PINETOP, Ariz. -- A gun shop owner in eastern Arizona is making headlines with a politically-charged sign he decided to hang outside of his business. Cope Reynolds owns the Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, and just days after President Barack Obama was reelected he decided that he would no longer allow Obama supporters in his store. Reynolds proceeded to put up a sign outside his business that told Obama fans that they’re not welcome in his store because, “you have proven you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.”

Word of Reynolds’ sign quickly spread across the country, with critics suggesting that Reynolds’ motives were racially based. Reynolds insists he’s not racist, explaining that he’s just concerned about Obama’s policies. “It wouldn’t make a difference if he was black, white, brown, man, woman, homosexual, it wouldn’t make any difference,” said Reynolds. “It’s the manner in which this country is being run that disturbs us.” There’s one thing about Reynolds’ anti-Obama sign that can’t be disputed: it’s good for business.

“We’re getting people ordering guns from New York and Nevada and Idaho because of this sign,” said Reynolds. “For every one I might lose I’m probably picking up 10.” And even if his sign were hurting his business, Reynolds says he’d still speak his mind. “It’s not about money. It’s about freedom, it’s about America, my kids, and what they’re going to inherit,” he proclaimed.

Reynolds plans to keep the sign up in his store for the next four years.


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Post by: Warph on March 04, 2013, 10:04:17 PM
Two Airports Cited By Big Sis As Having Sequester-Related Delays Both Say She’s Lying…



Did she really think nobody would check?

Airports have denied a claim by Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, that the sequester is already causing long delays for travelers at security screening checkpoints.

Ms Napolitano said today that major airports were seeing lines “150 to 200 per cent as long as we would normally expect” as result of the federal spending cuts that went into force on Friday.

“We’re already seeing the effects at some of the ports of entry, the big airports, for example. Some of them had very long lines this weekend,” she told a breakfast event organised by Politico.

When pressed for specifics she cited Chicago’s O’Hare, Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), adding: “I don’t mean to scare, I mean to inform.”

However, when contacted by The Daily Telegraph, spokespeople for both O’Hare and LAX, as well as representatives from the travel industry, denied that airports had been hit by delays.

“We haven’t had any slowdowns at all,” said Marshall Lowe, a spokesman for LAX. Mr Lowe said that he had been on duty over the weekend and received no reports of unusual security delays.

Yeah... Arizona is quite happy to see her gone.  She fits in well with that lying president that we have!!
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Post by: Warph on March 04, 2013, 10:17:36 PM
Fun Fact of The Day:
Obuma Borrowed Almost 6 Times As Much In February
Alone As Sequester Cuts All Year…



(CNSNews.com) – During the month of February–as President Barack Obama was warning Americans they would see dramatic effects in their lives if “sequestration” of some planned federal spending kicked in–the federal government’s debt climbed by $253.5 billion.

That one-month increase in the debt was nearly six times as much as the $44 billion in spending cuts the Congressional Budget Office estimates will take place in all of fiscal 2013 as a result of sequestration.

At the close of business on Jan. 31, 2013, the federal debt was $16,433,791,850,294.04, according to the U.S. Treasury. At the close of business on Feb. 28, 2013, the federal debt was $16,687,289,180,215.37. Thus, the federal debt increased $253,497,329,921.33 during the month.


Bye, Bye American Pie....

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Post by: Janet Harrington on March 05, 2013, 04:10:33 AM
jarhead, Really liked the Marine news. Thanks for putting it on here. I have a nephew who is a Marine and, of course, know many others who are.
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Post by: Warph on March 08, 2013, 10:47:33 AM
Tsunami 2004 - Caught On Camera







10 Things You Didn't Know About Tsunamis
Iain Stewart journeys across the oceans to explore the most powerful
giant waves in history, with ten remarkable stories about tsunamis.


These massive waves can be taller than the biggest skyscraper, travel at the
speed of a jet plane and when they reach land, rear up and turn into a terrifying
wall of water that destroys everything in its path. These unstoppable, uncontrollable
forces of nature caused the ruin of an entire ancient civilization, may have played a small
part in the demise of the dinosaurs, and in World War II were used as a weapon.

Yet astonishingly, two men who surfed the tallest wave in history - half a kilometre high - survived.

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Post by: Warph on March 08, 2013, 04:31:10 PM





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Post by: Warph on March 08, 2013, 04:51:27 PM

It really is a shame that the U.S. economy isn’t growing at the same rate as insanity. Instead, we have Barack Insane-Hussein Obuma threatening to shut down tours of the White House to school kids, blaming that old devil, Sequester.

At the same time, as the Wall Street Journal points out, he green lights a junket for Department of Agriculture employees to attend the 26th California Small Farm Conference, in Fresno, where they’ll have the opportunity to sip “exceptional wines” and sample “tasty dishes” whipped up by “special guest chefs.”

At the same time that Obuma gave the finger to school kids and other Americans who planned to visit the place that used to be called “The People’s House” before the Obumas moved in, he sent $300 million to Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi, shortly after the creep referred to Christians and Jews as pigs and monkeys.

Those are your tax dollars at work, or not, as the case may be.

But far be it from me to suggest that lunacy is limited to those within spitting distance of Pennsylvania Avenue.  For instance, Sean Penn and Oliver Stone are both sitting shiva or however it is that Hollywood cretins pay their respects when their favorite despots die.  Catholics don’t mourn the death of Christ the way celebrities mourn the passing of every anti-American jackal in the world.

In related news, Dennis Rodman, a former basketball player who was nicknamed “Worm” for perfectly obvious reasons, recently announced that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is an “awesome guy.”

I have no doubt that a big part of the reason that so many notables salivate at the mere mention of Obuma’s name is because they see in him a despot wannabe.

It’s probably just as well that it’s so difficult to get inside the heads of liberals because, judging by the stuff that comes out of their mouths, their skulls must be very dark and spooky places, filled with echoes of Biden’s gaffes and Obuma’s talking points.  Remember when Obuma said his would be the most transparent administration in history or when he said that Bush’s request for an increase in the national debt was proof of failed leadership or, more recently, when he said America doesn’t have a spending problem?  Apparently, liberals missed all that while they were busy swooning.

Obuma’s war on the Second Amendment continues, reinforced by ex-congresswoman Gaby Giffords.  If anyone should be leading the fight to make it easier to institutionalize loons, not make it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to buy guns, it’s the woman who was shot by a psychopath, who didn’t know and didn’t care if she was a Republican or a Democrat.

Speaking of guns, someone recently sent me a pithy line on the subject: Participating in a gun buyback program because you believe that criminals have too many weapons is like having yourself castrated because you think the neighbors have too many kids.

Finally, if you recall, when John Hinckley shot President Reagan back in 1981, he said he was doing it in order to impress actress Jodie Foster, who, at the time was an 18-year-old coed at Yale.  Well, as if spending several decades in prison isn’t bad enough, can you imagine the razzing he got from the other prisoners when, in 2007, Ms. Foster got around to announcing she was a lesbian?
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Post by: Warph on March 08, 2013, 05:34:00 PM
JOKE of the DAY:

Source: Ashley Judd moving forward with run for Mitch McConnell's Senate seat in Kentucky

Ashley Judd has yet to officially announce her political aspirations, but a source with intimate knowledge of the situation tells FOX411's Pop Tarts column the actress is preparing herself to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky seat in 2014.

"At least in Ashley's mind, it is happening," said the insider. "She has devoted herself to many important causes and stepped away from the Hollywood spotlight so this seems like the logical next step. I don't know if she will be successful, but her heart is in the right place."

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/21554465/source-ashley-judd-moving-forward-with-run-for-mitch-mcconnells-senate-seat-in-kentucky#ixzz2MzhAeNud
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Post by: jarhead on March 08, 2013, 06:15:57 PM
Good for Ashley Juggs---finally someone in the Senate  that aint afraid to "let it all hang out" --or at least a couple of her assets !!
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Post by: Warph on March 11, 2013, 10:28:36 PM
A little humor here by the....


Grieving Celebrities Struggle to Find Replacement Dictator


(AP) – The formal announcement by the Venezuelan government that Hugo Chavez has died sent shockwaves through the ranks of the Hollywood elite, who had long been the Venezuelan leader’s staunchest supporters. Throughout the day, celebrities struggled to cope with the devastating loss:

“Sean is devastated, completely inconsolable,” Sean Penn’s publicist Amy Glattensturmer told the AP. “He’s been in his bedroom all day. He won’t eat, he won’t berate his staff, he won’t punch women, he wouldn’t even come outside to look at the brand new Ferrari Enzo the studio sent him as incentive to read a script. He realizes that a true champion of the working class has died today, and, as one himself, Sean has taken the hit very hard.”

“The relationship between celebrities and their dictators is a very close one,” PR guru Benjamin Shaltzberg told the AP. “Hollywood celebrities had formed a huge bond with Chavez. It will be difficult to replace.”

Throughout Tuesday afternoon, cars full of mourners were seen driving up to Tim Robbins’ 20,000-acre private estate, called “Proletariat Meadows,” in Westchester County. Robbins, who would not speak directly to the AP, did release the following statement on Twitter: “We who struggle in the working class have lost a hero – a man of strong hand, and one of the few who truly realized what a genius I am.”

Supermodel Naomi Campbell, who previously called Chavez “fearless” and a “rebel angel,” was so distressed by the news of his passing that she couldn’t even bring herself to throw a phone at her assistant. “At first, she was like, how can I go on as normal with Hugo gone?” Campbell’s assistant Anna Smyth-Lipsky told the AP. “But then she realized that Hugo would have wanted her to push ahead, to be as fearless as he was. So she lined up the entire staff and began chucking phones at us one-by-one. We were all so proud to see her bravery in not letting this tragedy get her spirits down.”

But with Chavez gone, where do these celebrities go now? “They still have Ahmadinejad, certainly,” PR whiz Shaltzberg told the AP. “But he’s never quite been at Chavez’s level. There have always been issues.”

“I love Mahmoud,” Michael Moore told the AP, “ but you can’t get a decent plate of pork chops over there. I mean, I love whoring myself out to dictators, but without pork, where’s the joy? With Hugo, you always got bacon. And you can’t put a price on that.”

Mike Tyson agrees. “Look, the rapin’ is great over there in Iran, but I like my victims to put up a fight, Turns me on, you know? Those Vezenwaylan bitches that Hugo would give me, now THEY were feisty. I sure hope no (expletive) democracy screws that place up.”

“Because of Venezuela’s historically-close relationship with the U.S., Chavez was very keen on American culture. And the staff of toadies he would assign to visiting celebrities knew how to fawn,” Shaltzberg adds. “When people like Danny Glover or Oliver Stone visit a dictator, they don’t just want to be wined and dined. They want to be told how great ‘Lethal Weapon 4’ was, or what a crime it was that the Oscars overlooked ‘Alexander.’ Sure, Ahmadinejad can take them to see the stoning of a woman or the execution of a homosexual, and that’s great. But it’s the little touches that matter, the sycophantism and flattery that celebrities need. And pork.”

“Hugo once let me stomp the rib cage of an imprisoned journalist,” Alec Baldwin told the AP in an exclusive interview. “And as I was kicking the guy, imagining he was my piggish slut of a daughter, Hugo threw a ‘30 Rock’ quote at me! And we just started riffing back and forth. He knew every line, every episode. That was class, you know? The other dictators just don’t have that same level. Once, when I was in Iran watching a woman get fifty lashes for mouthing off to her husband, I turned to Mahmoud and joked, ‘I bet Jack wishes he could do that to Liz Lemon,’ and he just stared at me, like I was speaking a foreign language. Amazing…not a clue.”

“This really could be Kim Jong-un’s moment,” Shaltzberg told the AP. “It’s ironic that Chavez’s passing comes so close after Dennis Rodman’s triumphal visit to North Korea. There’s a void that’s been created by Chavez’s passing, one that Kim can fill. Sure, there’s Castro, but when the beloved family dog dies, you don’t rush out to buy an even older one. You get a puppy. Kim could really be the next member of the celebrity/dictator mutual admiration society. But, there are obstacles, of course. Language, especially. Many Venezuelans are English-fluent, and understand the subtleties of the language. Not so in North Korea, where, since the country’s creation, English has either been banned or discouraged among the population. So, if Kim wants to make his country the new destination of choice for celebrities looking to rub shoulders with a dictatorial madman, the country’s going to have to polish-up its language-skills.”

Shaltzberg’s point was emphasized by a full-page ad that the government of North Korea is planning to run in Wednesday’s Variety, in an attempt to fill the Chavez void. The ad, shown to the AP by a source at the magazine, reveals just how far the North Koreans have to go before they can reach the level of skill with the Hollywood community that Chavez always displayed.

The ad reads:
“Hey you actor douchebag. Yes you. You come here, North Korea. We treat you good. We have pork. Lots pork. Our pig not disease, our pig good. You come, you eat, go home. You leave.”

We showed the ad to PR expert Shaltzberg, who immediately began packing for a trip to Pyongyang. “I gotta go where I’m needed,” he told the AP.

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Post by: Warph on March 13, 2013, 03:46:51 AM
Obuma Tells Republicans Behind Closed Doors: “You Need Me”…

Via Politico

(...Like a hole in the head.)

. . . “I’m waiting for my dinner invitation,” the Republican joshed to Obama, referring to the president’s recent evening out with Republican senators. “I listen to Paul,” Obama replied, according to McCarthy, referring to House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan. Then, in what McCarthy took as a reference to a political charm offensive, he recalled Obama saying, “You guys give us too much credit. We’re not doing all that stuff you think we are.” As told by McCarthy, Obama then said that if Republicans are going to get entitlement reform, “You need me.” As McCarthy walked away, the congressman thought: “He’s still a law professor. He’d rather lecture you and put a red mark on your paper than talk to you.”

The truth is Obama has lost some leverage — and needed a bunch of high-profile meetings with adversaries to swat away reports that he’s too stubborn and too political. But, in private, nothing has really changed.

Hey... McCarthy??  The only thing Barack Insane-Hussein Obama understands and respects is in-your-face political force.  You might as well figure you are a worthless fool if you're anything short of that standard.


He needs to be confronted in the most direct and non-presidential of language: "You screwed up on sequestration.  You're going to spend the next three years a literal prisoner in this White House unless you do what the grown ups tell you to do.  That starts with the people sending back ObumaCare as unfit to consume.  Next is slashing the bloat.  You're gonna do what we tell you Clown, and in exchange, we'll let you have the big airplane to go golfing with Tiger once a year.  Blow us off and we'll make you spend every damn day cooped up with Michelle."


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Post by: Warph on March 13, 2013, 04:06:04 AM

President Obama’s plans won’t balance the federal budget in the coming decade, he said Tuesday, stressing that his top priority is growing the economy and not a balanced budget.

“My goal is not to chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance. My goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work, and if we do that we are going to be bringing in more revenue,” he said in an interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos.

(You POS... more revenue, huh?  So you can spend it on entitlement benefits... like 2.2B on the Obumaphone?????????)


Obama said he’s opposed to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget plan released Tuesday, which would balance the budget in a decade.

“We’re not gonna balance the budget in ten years because if you look at what Paul Ryan does to balance the budget, it means that you have to voucher-ize Medicare, you have to slash deeply into programs like Medicaid, you’ve essentially got to either tax middle class families a lot higher than you currently are or you can’t lower rates the way he’s promised.”

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on March 13, 2013, 04:17:56 AM

Obumaland: 59% Say It’s No Longer Possible To Work Hard And Get Rich In America…


Via Rasmussen:
More Americans than ever now believe it is no longer possible for anyone in the United States to work their way out of poverty. They believe even more strongly that it’s no longer possible for someone to work hard in this country and get rich.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% of American Adults now say it is possible for anyone in the country to work hard and get rich, generally unchanged since late 2012. Fifty-nine percent (59%), though, say that is no longer possible, up from 55% in late January and the highest level of pessimism in over four years of surveying.  Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: jarhead on March 13, 2013, 09:55:36 AM
So eventually this hypocrite will hand over the AR-15 to the police but will keep the .45 pistol. Oh wait, it says the rifle is a AR-15," STYLE" weapon---that means it could be a .22 rifle with that evil black stock

PHOENIX – The husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords generated nearly 4,000 comments on Facebook from people on both sides of the gun debate after he posted a photo of himself buying a military-style rifle -- a purchase he made to demonstrate how easy it is to obtain the kind of firearms he's lobbying Congress to ban.

A background check took only a matter of minutes to complete, Mark Kelly said in the Facebook post, adding that it's scary to think people can buy similar guns without background checks at gun shows or on the Internet.

It didn't take long for gun-rights supporters to accuse Kelly of being a hypocrite for buying an AR-15-style rifle and a 45.-caliber handgun. Many of the Facebook comments focused on his motivations and the rules for purchasing such guns.

The AR-15 is among 157 military-style weapons that would be banned under a bill pending before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Kelly, a former astronaut, said he intends to eventually hand in the rifle to Tucson police.

The advocacy group started by Giffords and Kelly had no immediate comment Tuesday on Kelly's gun buys.

But the group released a statement from Kelly on the Senate Judiciary Committee's approval Tuesday of a proposal to expand federal firearms background checks to nearly all gun purchases. Kelly said the 10-8 vote was a huge step in keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally ill people. Kelly's statement didn't address the controversy over his own gun buys.

Kelly, a former astronaut who plans to keep the handgun, told CNN on Monday that it was important for him to have firsthand information on the ease of buying guns such as the AR-15 and that he looks forward to buying a firearm at a gun show in the future. Kelly and Giffords have long been supporters of gun rights and owned handguns themselves.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/13/former-rep-giffords-husband-mark-kelly-purchase-rifle-ignites-online-firestorm/#ixzz2NQndR01j
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Post by: Warph on March 13, 2013, 06:09:58 PM


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on March 13, 2013, 06:20:21 PM
Topic: Why Obuma Lies


Obama: Dossier of a Shadow

By Craig Andresen


A sociopath is typically defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others.  A sociopath is often goal-oriented (i.e., lying is focused – it is done to get one’s way).  Sociopaths have little regard or respect for the rights and feelings of others.  Sociopaths are often charming and charismatic, but they use their talented social skills in manipulative and self-centered ways.

Compulsive Liars.

A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies out of habit.  Lying is their normal and reflexive way of responding to questions.  Compulsive liars bend the truth about everything, large and small.  For a compulsive liar, telling the truth is very awkward and uncomfortable while lying feels right.  Compulsive lying is usually thought to develop in early childhood, due to being placed in an environment where lying was necessary.  For the most part, compulsive liars are not overly manipulative and cunning (unlike sociopaths), rather they simply lie out of habit – an automatic response which is hard to break and one that takes its toll on a relationship.

Pathological Liars.

A pathological liar is someone who consistently lies (about anything- from the most mundane subject to detailed stories). They are very insecure people who lie to present themselves better than they really are.

A pathological liar often believes the lies he is telling, he manages to convince himself they are true, in comparison to a compulsive liar who will lie for any reason, and knows they are lies but apparently can’t stop himself from doing so.

When the lie is more difficult, a pathological liar may not know he lies, he may believe himself to be as honest and trustworthy as anyone else. But a liar in general lies to make himself sound better and to avoid confrontation, and disappointing people.

A pathological liar might exhibit the following behaviors:

*Lie to control and get their own way
*Often change stories
*Exaggerate, lying about almost everything.
*Not value truth
*Live in their own reality most of the time
*Behave defensively when questioned or challenged
*Lie for sympathy
*Don’t admit they lie
*Contradict what they say because they don’t remember their lies, although there are exceptions.

These are 3 distinct categories of liars. 3 separate categories of disorders.

[To be fair, the 3rd…Pathological Liar…is not specifically defined by The DSM-IV TR, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition, Revised Text, BUT…the DSM DOES state that Pathological Lying can be a symptom of OTHER psychiatric disorders…

ESPECIALLY…Antisocial Personality Disorder or APD and Narcissistic Personality Disorder or NPD

All 3 Are Definitions of one, Barack Hussein Obama.

A Partial List of Evidence.

Obama’s statements regarding the attack in Benghazi are a web of lies.

Obama says he has Israel’s back. That’s a lie.

Obama said Obamacare was not a tax. That was a lie.

Obama said Obamacare wouldn’t raise anyone’s taxes a single dime. That was a lie. It contains 21 brand new taxes.

Obama swore to uphold and defend the Constitution. That was a lie.

Obama said he had no knowledge of Fast and Furious. That was a lie. He exerted Executive Privilege over it.

Obama said he couldn’t enact the “Dream Act” on his own. That was a lie.

Obama claimed to be the 4th best President in history. That’s a lie.

Obama claimed that he would walk the picket lines with unions. That was a lie.

Obama says we’re better off than we were 4 years ago. That’s a lie.

Obama said his “green energy” investments were good investments. That was a lie.

Obama said he’d cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. That was a lie. He’s added 6 Trillion dollars TO it.

Obama said that when he became president, Muslim violence against America would end. That was a lie.

Obama wrote his memoirs and asserted they were fact. That was a lie. His story is full of composite characters and events that never existed.

Obama said he never really knew Bill Ayers or Reverend Wright. Those are lies.

Obama says the national security leaks did not come from the white house. That’s a lie.

Obama said small business owners did not build their own businesses. That’s a lie.

Obama told us that the fence between the U.S. and Mexico was nearly complete. That was a lie.

Obama says the rich are not paying their fair share of taxes. That’s a lie. The rich pay nearly 70% of all taxes.

Obama said, “Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.” That was a lie.

Obama said, “We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil.” That’s a lie.

Obama said he was not somebody who promotes same sex marriage. That was a lie.

Obama said unemployment would not rise above 8% if he were granted a $787 Billion Dollar stimulus. That was a lie.

Obama said he would have the most transparent administration in history. That was a lie.

Obama said he would close GITMO. That was a lie.

Obama said, “When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have 5 days to review it before I sign it.” That was a lie.

Obama says he’s an American citizen but, he told Columbia he was a foreign student. One of those two claims has to be a lie.

Obama claimed that his mother and father were married and he has said he was born to a single mother. One of those two claims has to be a lie.

It’s a long, LONG list and I am just scratching the surface.

Ask Barack Hussein Obama to tell the truth and he’ll borrow a line from Hollywood:


From talk show couches to the white house press room to the U.N. podium…From his book to his campaign speeches to his State of the Union addresses…Barack Hussein Obama lies.

To the American people and to our allies…Barack Hussein Obama lies.

About his childhood…About his father’s “service in our military during WWII”…About who his friends are…And about his policies…His goals…And his beliefs…Barack Hussein Obama lies.

If one were to ask him if the water was wet…God only knows what he’d say but…Without any resemblance to rational thought…Those who intend to vote for him will tell you the water most certainly is NOT wet because Barack Hussein Obama walks ON it.

Useful Idiots Willing to Lie FOR Him.
Hillary Clinton. Eric Holder. Janet Napolitano. Susan Rice. Tim Geitner. Tony Rezko. Van Jones. John Clapper. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. David Axlerod. Rahm Emmanuel. Valerie Jarrett. Harry Reid. Nancy Pelosi…This list is as endless as the list of lies.

And then, there are those who have lied…for a price. Sen. Ben Nelson…The Cornhusker Kick Back, Mary Landrieu… The Louisiana Purchase, Congressman Sam Farr…The California Gold Rush, The AARP…The Geezer Gotcha, Big Labor…Waivergate.

Birds of a feather all.

The Enablers.
From network anchors to reporters…From pundits to analysts…this skulk of rabid foxes standing guard over the henhouse are flexible enough to kiss their own asses when they’re not licking his and more than willing to spread his propaganda faster than Obama wants to spread YOUR wealth.

The Kool Aid Inebriated.
As for those who adhere to Obama’s litany of lies…They simply accuse others of what they, themselves do.

Mark Twain was right when he stated: “Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.”

In this great nation, we have that opportunity and so far, we do it with the power of the vote. Other countries are not that fortunate and THEIR dictators are even less so.

Most “leaders” who exhibit the psychological profile that so well fits Obama ARE dictators and Barack Hussein Obama is a case study for the ages.

A Compulsive liar… A Pathological Liar… A Sociopath.
At every turn, on any topic and with nearly every utterance… Barack Hussein Obama has turned his back on the truth.

Unlike other dictators in recent history, we can remove him from office by the vote in little more than a month. We must. It’s up to US to see to it that HE faces the FACTS.

Wake Up America… This is NOT a drill. This is our last chance. This is for the future of the republic.

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Post by: Warph on March 13, 2013, 06:40:12 PM



The U.S. economy is in a massive amount of trouble.  There aren't enough jobs.  There isn't enough money to go around. 

Business activity is slowing down again.  Household wealth has been falling.  Food prices have been rising.  Many state and local governments all over the country are flat broke and are drowning in debt. 

The federal government has been rolling up unprecedented amounts of debt in an attempt to keep things going, but everyone knows that kind of borrowing is simply unsustainable.  So where do we go from here?  We consume far more than we produce and we use debt to make up the difference. 

40 years ago the total amount of debt in America (government, business and consumer) was less than 2 trillion dollars.  Today it is nearly 55 trillion dollars. 

How in the world did we let the total amount of debt in the United States grow more than 27 times larger over the past 40 years?  Our economic system is fundamentally broken, but most Americans don't realize it yet because times are still relatively good.

However, the next great economic crisis is going to wake a whole lot of Americans up.

And when they realize what has happened to our future, they are going to be really, really angry.

Enjoy the good times while they last.  The next recession is rapidly approaching, and it will not be pleasant.

The following are 20 signs that all point to the exact same thing....

#1 The unemployment rate in the U.S. has been above 8 percent for 40 months in a row, and 42 percent of all unemployed Americans have been out of work for at least half a year.  As I wrote about recently, there are never going to be enough jobs in America ever again.  As bad as things are right now, they are about to get even worse.  So what is our country going to look like once the unemployment rate starts shooting up rapidly once again?

#2 35 percent of all unemployed workers have had to dip into retirement savings in order to make ends meet over the past year.

#3 Since 2008, the U.S. economy has lost 1.3 million jobs while at the same time 3.6 million more Americans have been added to Social Security's disability insurance program.

#4 A recent survey conducted by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 23 percent of all U.S. companies plan to hire more workers over the next 6 months.  When the same question was asked a few months ago that number was at 39 percent.

#5 An important measure of U.S. manufacturing activity has fallen to its lowest level since June 2009.

#6 Hundreds of thousands of federal jobs at civilian agencies will likely be lost if Congress allows the automatic federal budget cuts to go into effect next year.  The following is from a recent article posted on federalnewsradio.com....

A report released Tuesday suggests that several hundred thousand federal jobs at civilian agencies would be on the chopping block within the next year if Congress lets the automatic budget cutting process known as sequestration go into effect.

The study, authored by George Mason University professor Stephen Fuller, adds a new dimension to a budget debate that's so far been centered on sequestration's effects on the military...

#7 The teen unemployment rate in Washington D.C. right now is 51.7 percent.

#8 Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index is now the lowest that it has been since January.

#9 The median net worth of U.S. households in 2007 was $126,400.  By 2010, it had fallen to just $77,300.

#10 Pensions at S&P 500 companies are more under-funded than they have ever been before.

#11 According to the New York Times, state and local governments across America "shortchanged their pension plans by more than $50 billion" between 2007 and 2011.

#12 The city of Compton, California is evaluating whether or not it should declare bankruptcy.  If it did, it would become the fourth California city to declare bankruptcy this year.

#13 The percentage of U.S. households that are spending more than half their incomes on housing is at an all-time high.

#14 For the first time in modern history, Canadian households are wealthier than American households are.

#15 One recent poll found that 42 percent of all Americans believe that China is the leading economic power in the world while only 36 percent believe that the U.S. is still the leading economic power in the world.

#16 According to the federal government, the price of food rose much faster than the general rate of inflation did during 2011.  Just check out these rates of food inflation for 2012....

Beef: +10.2%
Pork: +8.5%
Fish: +7.1%
Eggs: +9.2%
Dairy: +6.8%
Oils and Fats: +9.3%

If that happened during a somewhat "normal year", what will food prices look like after we are done with the drought of 2012?

#17 The price of a bushel of corn has risen by 54 percent since mid-June.

#18 According to one survey, 42 percent of all American workers are living paycheck to paycheck.

#19 A different survey found that 28 percent of all Americans have absolutely no emergency savings at all right now.

#20 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made the following statement to Congress on Tuesday: "At this point we don't see a double dip recession. We see continued moderate growth."

Do you remember that old Seinfeld episode when George Costanza decided that he would "do the opposite" of everything that his instincts were telling him to do and everything started working out great for him?

Well, when it comes to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the key is to "believe the opposite" of everything that he says.

And since Bernanke does not believe that a double dip recession is going to happen, that probably means that we are about to hit another recession.

If you doubt this theory about Bernanke, check out his track record.

Okay, so if our economy is in big trouble shouldn't our leaders be doing something about it?

Well, it is election season now so I wouldn't expect anything from Barack Obuma.  He is too busy raising money in France and in China.

I wouldn't expect anything from Obuma's economic advisers either.  In fact, Obuma's much-ballyhooed "jobs council" has not even met in six months.

Not that the "jobs council" was ever going to do anything substantive anyway.

The truth is that it was just for show and most of the CEOs on the council have been sending jobs overseas anyway.

Well, what about the SEC?

Shouldn't they be doing something to fix the financial system?

No, they are too busy investigating the Amish.

It looks like we are on our own.

Soon, even more parts of the country will start looking like Detroit or Baltimore or Cleveland.

This country is rapidly falling apart, and the federal government is not going to save us.

That is why we need to focus on preparing to weather the coming storm on a family and community level.

There is hope in being prepared.  The coming economic crisis will wipe out many Americans because they will never even see it coming.  But that does not have to happen to you.

If you work really hard right now to prepare your family for the storm that is on the horizon, then you will have a much better chance of making it through to the other side.

Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on March 13, 2013, 09:23:29 PM
Dr. Strangelove Wacko Politicians

Chicago,legendary home to crooked politicians, wants a gun offender' list.  There already is one because criminal records show who used unlicensed, unregistered and usually stolen guns in committing crime.  And there are charges for using them.

I think they should have a registry for crooked self involved, war mongering Dr. Strangelove politicians instead.  It would include almost every single politician in the world.

And then you have John McCain, legendary weirdo:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is continuing to criticize his fellow Republicans for their filibuster of incoming CIA Director John O. Brennan over drone policy. In an interview with the Huffington Post, McCain referred to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as “wackos.”

“They were elected, nobody believes that there was a corrupt election, anything else,” McCain said. “But I also think that when, you know, it’s always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone.”
Asked to clarify, McCain said he was referencing “Rand Paul, Cruz, Amash, whoever.”

The only wacko in this story is McCain himself who finds nothing wrong with killing American citizens without benefit of charges or trial.

Just piss on that Bill of Rights John-boy.

I should add that most political people around the world in all nations have the same bizarro world view.  We are lead today by self involved, money grubbing, war mongering nuts and wackos.

Here is where it will all end up:



Dr. Strangelove: [last lines] Sir! I have a plan! [standing up from his wheelchair] Mein Führer! I can walk!


Title: Re: This and That...
Post by: Warph on March 13, 2013, 09:37:36 PM

Dancing at the Podium: WH Press Sec. Carney Spends 5 Minutes Spinning Obama’s Comments That Secret Service, Not White House, Decided to Cancel Tours  

White House Press Sec. Jay Carney spent nearly five minutes tap-dancing today explaining the White House tours being cut by the Obama White House.

In his belabored explanation, Carney tried to double-speak Obama’s involvement in the decision and dumped as much blame as he could on the Secret Service for shutting off Americans’ access to the “People’s House” as a result of the president’s proposed sequestration (which Obama has lied about and blamed others, as Forbes reported two weeks ago,).

(Poor Obama, don'tcha see, was held over a barrel by the Secret Service, he HAD to cancel those tours, but, no he didn’t DECIDE to cancel them, well, yes he did.  Too bad Obama isn’t in charge or anything like that....Warph)  

Carney — “Tours vs. furloughs and cutting of overtime pay.” Heck, those White House tours are LABOR INTENSIVE, people. No dialogue permitted about how much “labor-intensive” money is spent for the Secret Service entourage for Obama’s many vacations, for his weekly post-election campaign jaunts in Air Force One, or for FLOTUS Michelle’s extensive TV tour engagements for her “eat like I tell you to” Let’s Move! program.


(Lying) Obama: No, actually, it was the White House who canceled public tours:

The GOP cut this clip earlier, now I’m seeing people tweet it as proof that Carney and Obama can’t get their story straight on who’s to blame for the cynical “Fireman First” decision that canceled White House tours over sequestration. O said that decision wasn’t up to the White House; Carney says it was. Aha! But wait. Unless I’m misunderstanding, all Carney’s saying is that the Secret Service forced the White House’s hand. They decided they couldn’t afford to staff the building for tours until the budget cuts are lifted; the White House then had no choice but to cancel the tours due to lack of security. They’re both blaming the Secret Service ultimately. O, because of his severe allergies to any responsibility for bad developments, is just being a little more forceful about it.

The question isn’t whether he and Carney are contradicting each other, it’s whether the nonsense about the Secret Service being forced by cuts to cancel the tours is true. A former agent tells Breitbart.com that it isn’t:

Bongino, who served 12 years in the Secret Service including five years working directly at the White House before leaving to run as a Republican for U.S. Senate in Maryland, said Obama is lying because the Secret Service does not make such decisions.

“The Secret Service does not make political decisions,” Bongino said. “The Secret Service makes security decisions. His statement that it was a Secret Service decision internal budget decision–and keep in mind, I’m not speaking for the Secret Service, I’m speaking from experience of being with them. All he’d have to do is cancel one or two of his political trips and his Martha’s Vineyard vacation, which two years ago I was on and helped coordinate, he would save that money times ten. There was just no way this was a sound decision. To insinuate this is the first administration where the White House social office and the Executive Office of the President had no role in cancelling public tours at the White House, that he was the first president who was left out of the decision, is absolute nonsense.”…

Bongino said the Secret Service is not correcting Obama because the agency has “a great, elite group of guys and they’re always going to take it on the chin.”

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Post by: Warph on March 13, 2013, 11:56:04 PM
US State Dept. and Army National Guard


For "OP Black Summer"

A group going by the name of the “Tunisian Cyber Army”, claims that they, in coordination with the Al-Qaida Electronic Army (AQEA), have hacked four U.S. government sites within the last few days.  The sites allegedly hit included the U.S. State Department, the Army National Guard, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM.gov).

The hackers says they identified and exploited vulnerabilities on two domains owned by the US Department of State and one for the Army National Guard.  The attackers claim to have obtained sensitive information, and the IP addresses of government computers and servers and are holding onto the information to work on hacking more IPs.

The group also says they had the assistance of “Chinese hackers”.

The hackers claimed to have assistance from Chinese hackers during their #opBlackSummer, “Not only that we also have some important file we got after cookies stealing from the pentagon mail added to that there are some Chinese hackers who collaborate with us”.

The group claims that this is all in prepation for #OpBlack