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Looks like the Pennsylvania Voter ID law is toast for now.
#1 “The state of Pennsylvania has acknowledged that there has never been a case of in-person voter fraud, according to court testimony.”
Also forgot to mention that a Repub official was quoted saying that the voter ID law would throw the election their way.
Just in case you thought the Koch brothers were only trying to buy the national election, think again.
$11 million in mortgage fraud at SML…1 day in jail:
$405 for rings stolen at the VA hospital…5 years in prison:
Moral to the story, if you’re going to steal…make it really huge and you’ll essentially get a slap on the wrist.
A letter to obama from Craig P. Jacobi Col, USA,(Ret)Mclean, VA….Dear Mr. Obama, Thank you for NOT going to Arlington National Cemetary on MEMORIAL DAY. There is something very sacred about that place and about that day. Those who bled and died for this country deserve to be honored and saluted by people who LOVE thier country and honor thier sacrifice. YOU DON`T BELONG THERE. Thank you for realizing that and going to Chicago.
The desperation has begun. An email from the right wing. A stamp with Muslims symbols saying that Obama ordered it issued. Look at the stamp and you see it was made on zazzle.com , the site where you can design your own stamps.
hey you libs, whassup with Univision?
Looks like they are taking their talking points from Glenn Beck, Rush, and Hannity! I’m serious, you can’t make this stuff up!
You libs ever hear about Fast and Furious? If you want to get the real facts, ya gotta go to Univision (the largest spanish-speaking television channel in America…., and, oh, yeah, the same one which busted our Dear Leader’s chops this week-end over his professed impotence in getting immigration law passed.
what’s up with those guys, anyway? I thought those guys all had their hands in Dear Leaders pockets, and he was happy about that?
Bachmann visit to synagogue not appreciated:
hey you libs, in addition to the Univision report on Dear Leader’s deadly to Mexicans’ F & F program….you might query the FBI investigation into what happened to Ambassador Stevens, when he was brutally mudered several weeks ago.
Oops, I forgot. The FBI has not yet gotten to the murder scene. Hmmmm. Well why don’t we just run with Am. Stevens’ personal diary….found by CNN? eh?
I hope that Mark in Europe is entertaining his friend’s with today’s blog comments!
Do you even read the crap you comment on? Less than 200 F&F guns used in Mexican drug violence out of 60,000 confiscated by police. Big whoop.
@4- Go big or go home OJ!
A good look behind the scenes:
Media Buyer Plays Vital, Unsung Role in Politics
By Abby Livingston
Roll Call Staff
Oct. 2, 2012, Midnight
Forget the strategists. Forget the campaign advisers and the pollsters. Now is the time in the campaign when a low-profile and little-understood player wields a great deal of influence: the media buyer.
The beginning of September through mid-October of an election year is the most crucial period when it comes to moving TV ad reservations, buying new ad time and finding out what spending decisions the other party is making. Media buyers play an integral role in this process, despite the fact that they rarely gain any public recognition for their work.
But the media buyer’s true value to a campaign is the proprietary knowledge that only he and his colleagues traffic in: how the opposition is spending – or not spending – its ad dollars on television, particularly during the homestretch of a race. What a buyer knows and how quickly that information is communicated could mean life or death for a political career.
Timing is everything. It is all a poker game. A media buyer wants to buy early enough to lock in lower rates, but not so early as to telegraph a campaign’s strategy.
Frank, buddy, it’s been well established that running guns to Mexico started under the Bush administration. F&F is just the latest iteration of a old program. To tell the truth, it probably started even before that. As a matter of fact, the US has been funneling weapons to countries all over the world for a very long time. You should watch “Lord of War” sometime. While fictional (but inspired by a real person/story), it highlights the very real facts of what we often do with our weapons when we’re done in a combat zone, along with highlighting Nicolas Cage’s predictable acting.
I don’t hear you complaining about the Stinger missiles we sent to Afghanistan in the 80′s. I don’t hear you talking about the Iran-Contra affair. Actually, I don’t hear you complaining about the literally millions of guns we have flooded South America with in the 70′s and 80′s in order to fight the scourge of communism. In fact, we still send guns there today; just ask the Columbian rebels.
Stop acting like this is something that just spontaneously erupted when a black man took office. You’re being terribly selective with your pseudo-outrage. We ALL understand that you don’t like Obama, Frank. Can you at least find something to dislike about him of which half a dozen other presidents (from both parties) aren’t guilty of the doing exact same thing?
Gimme something, Frank. Fix that crack in your vinyl, flip it, reset the needle, and start the record again. Let’s see what you have going on the b-side, friend.
Fyi, those media buyers make a fortune. They get commissions on the amount of ads they buy. Everybody in campaigns wants to be the media buyer for a well-funded campaign. Gravy!
hey J.M., those stunger missiles to Afghanistan weren’t run by the DOJ… And, you are merely spewing blu kool-aid induced talking points about F&F having been begun during the Bush years. The program under Bush you might be referring to did actually track the weapons, and was stopped before F & F was enacted. Btw, how many Americans and Mexicans were killed by any weapons supposedly allowed to go south of the border by all earlier presidents than the one we got now?
As you well know, Bush has been blamed by our Dear Leader and his loyal lemmings for just about everything wrong in this country, and OF COURSE the whole F & F thing is Bush’s fault…. Really.
So J.M., where have you gotten your blu kool-aid laced details on F & F? Surely not from Univision, Fox News, or talk radio?
Why ya think Dear Leader put the ol’ kibash on his DOJ’s compliance with Congress’s request for more information? An executive order is pretty serious, no?
oh, and J.M.,
Playing the race card, eh? I never saw THAT coming from the likes of you.
You are better than that, J.M.
Wonder if Mitt considers these slackers as part of the 47%??
If you want to get some understanding of why many people are upset with our economy these days read the article linked below.
#16 The plain fact is that Americans and others are killed all the time by weapons WE ship to other places for all kinds of reasons. American weapons wielded by our enemies are killing our own men in Afghanistan. The U.S. is one of the largest (maybe the largest) arms suppliers in the world.
hey ol’ dano, what are the odds of anyone ever winning the RT/Stop In lotto? Are they published?
Paul Ryan retreats deeper into mathematical fantasy:
Ryan reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:
“Numbers suck! There are too many of them” – Butthead
Actually, Is it possible that Ryan is Butthead all grown up?
hey ol’ bt #2, please tell us what OTHER DOJ planned and supported programs, besides F and F (which resulted in hyper-violent Mexican Drug Gangs getting US guns), which were responsible for the murder of thousands in Mexico, or any other country.
Was Holder Impeached? Did Dear Leader get him off the hook by his Executive Order?
Have more people died, like just yesterday, from the guns from the same program that Dear Leader is using his presidential powers to shield us from the “facts”?
Please tell us. Please.
Hey dany, why don’t you do a piece on why obama refused our ambassador protection and also, why the marines were not allowed to use live ammo…that’s from your king, the man who hates America, the marxist..is it because he was glad it happened? Also, why has there been no investigation for the family?
and I heard that obama said HE killed bin Laden, and that al qadea was gone forever, didnt the kingboy say that, or imply it…sure he did…this little man is the most laughable idiot on foreign policy I have ever seen, what a jerk
oh and even CNN is in on the lies now…even saying cover-up!! bammys lossssing ittttttt
and here’s some more news for bammyboy
no taxes for middle class, didnt he say that danny and all you libs..come on now you’ve got to admit even though you are terribly emotionally involved, you cannot bring yourself to see what an ass this guy is….LOL
A follow up to a story I posted about recently. The voter fraud the Republicans seem to be worried about seems to be about themselves.
Please forgive me, Frank. I wasn’t implying that you’re racist and in fact, meant to change it before I posted. I’m installing flooring today and have been pretty busy. I’m posting as I get free time and I get a little hurried.
I also forgot about your security clearance and how you have open access to the over 1,000 documents still classified top secret from previous administrations’ operations in Mexico, not to mention the still-classified docs from F&F.
We’re talking about a government that has classified over 4,000 energy patents. They’ve also threatened the inventors of those patents with 20 years in prison if they were ever to publish details or duplicate their inventions. Gimme a break, man. You’re clueless. I’m clueless. Hell, the president is clueless to many of the dealings of our gov’t.
I’m not a kool-aid drinker, but I think you know that already. I’m a realist. If you think for a second that you have any of the seedier details of our gov’t-sponsored arms dealings, I’m afraid I’ve sorely overestimated your intelligence.
That’s the problem, Frank: I don’t trust ANY of the media outlets. We get carefully gleaned and sanitized tidbits from all sides. Everything is spun to make a point and create boogeymen, real and imagined. Which affiliate doesn’t matter. Let’s keep it real here.
I understand you’re just playing the game, man. The least you can do is keep it honest.
Oh, and just what in the heck does the DOJ not being involved in the Stingers in AFG have to do anything? Does that mean it didn’t happen or is less significant? We gave them missiles capable of shooting down airliners at 30,000 feet, for goodness sake! Who in the hell cares under what department it happened?
Obama denied repeated requests from diplomats for more security prior to ambassador’s murder, white house refuses to comment.
biden admits “middle class has been buried” during obama’s reign.
Art, re: “Big whoop”
Is that the statement you would make to the family of Brian Terry, or the children murdered with the guns that obama and holder allowed to be taken across the border?
You should be ashamed…
Other John, re: steal big…
How true, particularly if you are a democrat… Ex democrat senator, Corzine, “misplaced” 1.2 BILLION and the lib’s say “so what”…
Admitted illegal parker in Atlanta demands apology because meter maid joked about his Romney bumper sticker.
You can’t make this stuff up. My they are sensitive!
“You should be ashamed…”
You should be ashamed for scoring cheap, political points on their deaths.
Nah, didn’t think so. Now run along, I think Hannity is on.
Kick ‘em when their down. Obama unleases Romney trash man in lastest ad. Man oh man that Romney is a dirtbag….
I heard Ann was thinking about calling in sick November 6th..Bahahahah.
Frank is actually happy the ambassador and others died, because it gave him something recent to harp on against Obama. It’s shameful how he’s pimping their deaths.
Art’s right, Frank. You should be ashamed.
Anyone else following this controversy?
1 October 2012 Last updated at 20:53 ET
‘Jesus wife’ documentary broadcast delayed amid doubts
A TV documentary about a 4th-Century papyrus fragment that makes reference to Jesus having a wife has been delayed amid doubts over its authenticity.
The Smithsonian Channel has pushed backed the broadcast to an unspecified date, while further tests on the Coptic script are carried out.
These right wingers better be glad the expression “liar, liar, pants on fire” is not literal! What a bunch of partisan hacks!
I agree with many of your observations. However, to belabor the “race” card just a little longer, I say with all honesty that I’ve not seen what I consider to be racist comments on any of dano’s blog threads that I’ve commented on. I’ve certainly seen many comments in opposition to obama’s policies. And, Ive seen many comments from libs who call RWers’ racists, along with other epithets, because the RWers dare to rail against obama’s policies, or the effect thereof. But that is it. I’ve seen lots and lots of comments related to obama’s policies, both pro and con. But I’ve not seen any comments from obvious RWers even remotely related to obama’s race, color, or national origin. As far as obama’s place of birth, I’ve not seen where those who don’t believe obama was born in the USA are racists. Those folks have certainly been BRANDED as racist by the lib media, and libs in general, but I’ve not been able to figure out how NOT believing obama was born in Hawaii means one is a racist.
That said, I’ve voted for both Doug Wilder and Tim Kaine for Governor, and can’t admit to voting dem in any other state election. I’ve been very happy with my vote for only one of those dems for governor.
That said, on to some of the other issues you and I have raised.
1. I doubt that I have any seedier data than you might have concerning our gov’mint’s involvement in arms crap. However, the F & F stuff seems to me to be seedier than any I’ve seen. Perhaps it’s because it is a department of justice program that I feel that way. and, perhaps it’s because of the last minute Executive Order which has gotten under my skin. Or, perhaps it’s because obama publicly blames Bush for the F and F Program….and you and I both know that’s not the case. Perhaps it’s because I just can’t imagine any good motive, and certainly any law enforcement motive, which makes sense to let such weapons get in the hands of violent drug gangs….with no means of tracking!! I think holder ought publicly tar and feather, then run out of town, all people in his department who knew of that program, and did nothing to stop it. In the absence of that, then Holder should get the same treatment. and, obama has issued an Executive Order preventing ANY more details to emerge. Are ya smelling anything yet, J.M? Unlike you, I’m not ready to give obama’s administration a pass…just because other administrations may have also gotten away with bad stuff.
2. As far as the difference between our gov’mint giving stingers openly to the afghanis to fight against the soviets, well, I just don’t a comparison to our DOJ “giving” assault rifles to organized drug gangs in Mexico to use against….who? other organized drug gangs? Oh, NOW I get it!! whew, I finally understand! The guns that the DOJ let walk must’ve had the following government-issued, DOJ-approved instructions, to which the DOJ was certain that the drug gangs would adhere, “these weapons are NOT FOR USE against innocent Mexican and American citizens, nor law enforcement of both countries”. these weapons are approved ONLY FOR USE against other drug gangs”. ok, now i get it.
2. Another topic involving blatantly obvious “stone-walling” from obama’s administration is the on-going and growing tragedy of Libya. I know YOU know the trajectory of the details. I know the trajectory of the details. And, I suspect we both smell the same thing. However, the difference is, me stating my opinion will quite likely be shouted down by libs calling me, among other things, a racist.
Well, J.M., that’s about all this gomer can muster up at the moment. you know, the B-side never was “all that” was it? Although, I had an old Beach Boys 45 with “Good vibrations” on the A-side, and another pretty good tune (that I can’t remember) on the B-side. Wish I still had it, but then I’d have to find a record player. Oh well.
Always a pleasure.
hey ol’ dano, you must be feeling sickly. i thought you’d have also called me a racist. you are slipping.
yeah boy, you libs see through us RWers so quickly. sheesh. well, ol’ dano, what i feel sick about is that YOU just politicized Stevens’ death. I stated a fact, that Stevens was brutally murdered, then YOU politicized it. You will be applauded by Dear Leader’s clan, and his lemming followers….but that still makes you a sick man.
hey dano, when’s your next visit to the NYer gonna happen, eh? please don’t delay, since you know, without YOU making them toe the line, they’re gonna do others the same way you got did, eh?
It’s shameful the leftwing brushes off two scandals and cover-uups, each bigger than Watergate. The leftwing media is complicit in these crimes because they are protecting President Jackass during the campaign.
I think it would do the country a lot of good if many of these liberal MSM organizations were shut down. They are not doing their jobs in presenting facts the American people need.
14.Frank, buddy, it’s been well established that running guns to Mexico started under the Bush administration. F&F is just the latest iteration of a old program.
Comment by J.M.White — October 2, 2012 @ 2:36 pm
Suggest you do a little more research J.M.
Wide Receiver was the operation run by the Bush administration. The program’s objective was to make arrests of gun trafficers. It was smaller in scope (only a few hundred guns). The guns were equiped with tracing devises. It was discovered the tracing was not working out; therefore, the program was stopped by the Bush administration.
Fast and Furious, despite Obama’s lying reference to the Bush program, was
started under the Obama administration. The goal was not clear but appears to be the undermining of the 2nd amendment by providing state of the art weapons to the drug cartels. Over 2000 guns were allowed to cross
the border without tracing equipment. Over 300 Mexican citizens have died
and 1 US Border Patrol agent. Univision reported this week that the operation was much wider in scope that originally thought involving ATF ops in FL, TX, AZ and the countries of Mexico, Haiti and Colombia. Mexico
is incensed as some of the guns have now been tied to a birthday party massacre which resulted in the deaths of about 20 teenagers.
Presently many of the key records and documents have been not disclosed by
Executive Order of Obama which also means Obama had to be involved. Otherwise, Executive Order would not apply. The Univision story break is
BIG as it may finally force the Obama Administration to cease stonewalling
on releasing the records. More at eleven.
Frank isn’t just blowing smoke. This is criminal activity and Obama has already admitted involvement via issue of the Executive Order. Holder has already been held in civil and criminal contempt of Congress over the records that were available.
36.Frank is actually happy the ambassador and others died, because it gave him something recent to harp on against Obama. It’s shameful how he’s pimping their deaths.
Comment by Dan Casey — October 2, 2012 @ 7:04 pm
I don’t see Frank pimping. Dan should be ashamed for this post as it is
beyond the pale.
People have died, lot’s of them. The pictures on Univision of the birthday party massacre are of blood running in the streets. Our ambassador in Libya was tortured, murdered and dragged in the streets.
All of us should be demanding that both the Obama administration and the mainstream media come clean on these matters. Executive Privilege is
not a vehicle for criminal activity coverup. As citizens we do have a right to know the full story on these issues. The only shame is not demanding full accountability.
If EITHER of these scandals, F&F or Libyagate and their cover-ups had happened with a Republican president, everyone in here knows damn well the media would be pounding him on it. Every single person in here also knows damn well the liberal media is protecting 0bama by ignoring and/or playing down these stories right here at election time.
Kick ‘em when their down. Obama unleases Romney trash man in lastest ad. Man oh man that Romney is a dirtbag….
Jeez what a stupid ad. Bammy’s team pulls out some union black guy who says Romney doesn’t care if the garbage gets picked up. What a pathetic strawman. The laughable part is when he implies Romney doesn’t care because he doesn’t give this guy a Gatorade now and then. LOL.
This is an ad from a campaign in sheer panic.
Hey leftwingers, When is the last time you gave your trashman a gatorade? If you didn’t you don’t care about them.
“hey ol’ dano, you must be feeling sickly. i thought you’d have also called me a racist. you are slipping.”
–Comment by Frank
It’s all part of the conspiracy, Frank. Curses! You caught me NOT calling you a racist. Foiled again!
Yeah, Leon. That’s the Bush operation he was he was talking about, Wide Receiver. That’s for reminding us of that name. Obviously where were some lower-level cowboys in ATF who wouldn’t take know for an answer, so they took advantage of the change in administrations to keep doing whatever they wanted to do. I’m sure they’re gone now that Obama’s gotten rid of them. Its too bad that it meant 600 guns went to Mexico. But that’s a drop in the bucket compared to what’s already there.
I’ve been following it since the story broke. I have to say that it’s been a little suspicious from the start, but man, oh man, would it rock the foundation of Christianity if they can authenticate it.
Why isn’t Fox News covering Republican voter fraud?
“People have died, lot’s of them.”
Duh. In fact, all of them.
The RW posts on this blog just get dumber.
hey dano, you certainly don’t “need to be caught” being a race baiter. It’s your essence, dano. It’s like a bad smell which won’t go away, kinda like a skunk’s, which can only be tolerated by other….skunks.
Disagree. When people can turn what Jesus said against public prayer in the Sermon on the Mount into a REASON in favor of public prayer, then a fragment such as this is not going to rock anything.
If you right wingers did not have lies and insults you would not be able to post at all. There is no there, there. You are a scourge on America and you prove it every day. Sad.
Get ready for the lying liberal spin tomorrow night. No matter how much Idiot Boy screws up, the MSM will say he won.
Rush played clips of George Stephanopoulos commenting on each of the nine debates from 2000, 2004, and 2008. Miraculously, he had the Democrat winning all nine. Even the one where Gore came at George Bush as if he were going to hit him. (That was the turning point in the debates, btw. Bush did a double take, won the audience over, isntantly making Gore looking like a fool. Talk about being stranded on an island. LOL. Gore was like “Oh sh*t. What do I do now? Do I slink back to my podium? Do I stand here? Do I pee my pants? What?” It was probably the biggest faux pas in debate history.)
Here it is again:
Suzie, that commercial was incredibly pathetic. I heard they didn’t even pay the guy….told him it was “his contribution” to their “cause”.
by the way, I waved to the white guy who picked up my trash today. He waved back. We both exchanged pleasantries. I didn’t think to give him any gatorade. now I feel bad that I didn’t give him any gatorade. I wonder if he’ll see the obama ad about Romney’s guy…and now knows that northern union trash collectors are given gatorade by their customers? sheesh, I wonder if the trash collector who does our area will even wave to me next week… I really hope he didn’t see that commercial…
“Barbara Ann”, Frank, though it was possibly “Heroes and Villains” or “Let’s Go Away For Awhile”. That was it for American-released 45s. I (and everyone I knew of) had the one with “Barbara Ann”. Good stuff. Thanks for the memory. I will NEVER get rid of my record player.
Have a great night, man.
Frank, Leon, and mike o:
First, tell us just how awful you think the coverup of Pat Tillman’s death was.
Then tell us how you know that no Americans or our allies (including Kurds) were killed by any weapons illegally supplied to Iran by the Reagan administration.
Finally, take you pick: either tell us how much money Congressmen and the NRA get from gun and other weapons manufacturers each year, or give us credible sources that prove that Amb. Stevens was raped and tortured to death, as has been claimed on this blog.
#24 pammalalaland, the live ammo thing is a lie and we all know it. You probably read it in one of those tabloids at one of your 7-Elevens.
Fair point, Dan. I know there will be denial galore. Heck, the Vatican’s “experts” have already deemed it fake. That’s all the debunking that the fundies need, of course. Nevermind that they have a vested interest in crushing and burying it. That’s the great thing about faith – it enables certain minds to deny any truth that stares them in the face.
I’m still not willing to say this is authentic, though.
“hey dano, you certainly don’t “need to be caught” being a race baiter. It’s your essence, dano. It’s like a bad smell which won’t go away, kinda like a skunk’s, which can only be tolerated by other….skunks.”
And the PROOF, according to Frank, that I’m race-baiting is his complaint that I HAVEN’T been race-baiting him.
Of course! It’s just like Obama and guns, eh? The proof that he’s gonna taken them all is the fact that he hasn’t tried.
The Rethugs are SOOOO concerned about voter fraud that they hired a shady firm that’s been under suspicion in the past and now might be involved in voter fraud in 5 battleground states. Yeah, those right wingers are just so concerned about protecting the system.
I think that Fox and right wing talking heads are protecting Romney on this one.
There is no there, there.
Right. Dead Americans because of the pursuit of a president’s leftwing agenda followed by a cover-up is no biggie. Just a bump in the road.
Here’s another great debate clip that Suzie forgot about:
hey you lib folks,
how ’bout a little change of pace, eh? Here goes, “didja hear the one where joe biden said, “the middle class has been… BURIED… over the past 4 years…” ….? No? Well, i betcha can google it. I’m serious! You can’t make this stuff up! He did it today!
Ol’ joe is the gift that keeps on giving! …ah-ooo, I just had a horrible thought. ol’ joe is one heartbeat away from being pres….
#27 Wow, pammalalaland, the Repubs really are desperate. As are you.
hey ol’ dano, I’ve done it! i think i’ve figured out how to behave like a lib!
#55 Get ready for lying spin from right wingers tomorrow. Even if Romney admits to committing felonies, they’ll declare it a victory. As will suzie. Mark my words.
Frank and suzie bringing up race yet again where it’s not necessary. What bigots.
hey warren, Dear Leader has clamped down on the whole thing so tightly that the FBI agents still haven’t gotten to the destroyed Consulate. Once they find any data that CNN might have missed two-three weeks ago, Dear Leader will issue an Executive Oder to prevent it’s release. sheesh, I thought even you would know that.
In the meantime, the repubs will see what hillary will produce. you can be sure that she’ll be forth-coming…
Hey J.M. You are right! it WAS BaBaBa BaBa Barann! Great Memory. The first time I heard that song, that I remember, was when my grade school was busing us 4th and 5th graders to THE sex ed class, and one of the “older” guys had brought along a transitor radio… yeah, we grew up quicker up north (just kidding), so we started in 4th grade…all those details….and the boys were singing BaBaBa, BaBa Barann! and the girls were just staring at us…wondering who was gonna make the first move… we just kept singing…
Thanks for the memory, man!
My mind is a trough of useless information, Frank. I have a semi-eidetic memory (though less reliable now), so I can still see my old beat-up 45 in my hands. It also brings up a bad memory: my stepfather burning almost 4,000 albums of mine in a brush pile, including that 45.
I can also remember the entire day of my third birthday. It plays like a movie in my mind when I think of it.
See? Useless information. G’night.
Fallon as Romney; “I’ll pay you 10,000 dollars to not watch the debates. Just send photographic proof of you not watching the debates to Mitt Romney, 32 Big Mansion Drive…”
Glad you could provide Gomer (er Frank) with that little trip down memmory lane. But methinks he doth protest too much. If he was in the fourth grade and on the way to THE SEX ED CLASS , that likely means he was 14 years old and in the fourth grade.
OK, J.M. White,
Now we all want to know when your stepfather burned 4,000 record albums in a brush pile, where, what was among those losses, and for God’s sake, why?
Gomer (er Frank) has now taken over Suzie’s role as the most frequent purveyor of garbage on the blog. When you seek attention so blatantly that 19% of all the posts on a 71 comment thread are from a single poster,
the ocd and narcissism become incredibly apparent.
Since the blog has become so full of them lately. 18 types of internet trolls. Remind you of anyone?
Who the new pic suze? Leni Riefenstahl?
“I think it would do the country a lot of good if many of these liberal MSM organizations were shut down. They are not doing their jobs in presenting facts the American people need.”
Fits you perfectly.
“Reality doesn’t interest me.” -Leni Riefenstahl
Hey to the the Bobsey Twins!
gdad and dave, are you guys up for solving the mystery of, well, just what WAS ol’ vp joe thinking the other day when he said in his boldest, clearest voice, the “…middle class has been… BURIED… over the past four years”?
Dan: late summer, 1995 – on the family farm in Hiwassee – it was raining and I was pushing the old burn pile up with the tractor to start a new one. I saw a familiar sight: My autographed (including Cliff Burton’s, may he RIP) Metallica – Ride The Lightning album, half charred. I remember it being the first time I truly understood the expression, “My heart sank”. I then noticed piles of melted vinyl everywhere. I ran down to the shed where I stored them and sure enough, they were gone. He was nice enough to keep my totes, though.
From Chopin to DEVO, Willie Nelson to Chuck Berry and Beethoven to Black Sabbath, it was a great and varied selection. They were some Manilow records in there, too, but I don’t admit it often. Shaun Cassidy, The Chipmunks, Sex Pistols, The Ramones, abba, Hank Williams, Sr., they were in there too. 37 were autographed, 55 were special editions (still in original plastic, unopened) and no less than 15 of them were worth well over a hundred dollars each back then. The collection of modern music spanned from the late ’40′s to the late ’80′s.
He has this problem where about once a year, he just starts throwing things away in a fit. Then, two weeks later, he’s asking me what he did with some do-dad or thingamajig and I have to tell him that he threw it away or burned it. He then argues with me with phrases like, “Why would I do that?” or “I don’t throw away stuff I know I’ll need, Jemo (nickname alert).” So we search for hours, looking for the thing I had in my hands and told him we would need when he told me to chuck it in the back of the truck.
To tell the truth, I haven’t helped him with one of his clean and sweeps since the record incident. I think my mom kind of put the kibosh on his clean and sweep operations, too. Some of those albums she had given to me and they were from her teenage years. I don’t think I’ve ever truly forgiven him.
Thankfully, he’s been much more environmentally conscious in recent years about what he burns. He recycles almost everything, too. That much does make me proud of him. I think he scarred me, though – I have this recurring dream where I’m playing an album and it starts melting on the turntable. It’s not frightening or anything, just disturbing.
There’s your journey into my twisted, tortured soul for the day. Thanks for joining me. I’m off to install more flooring.
Frank the evader:
Tell us just how awful you think the coverup of Pat Tillman’s death was.
And tell us how much money Congressmen and the NRA get from gun and other weapons manufacturers each year.
No, Warren. You just don’t understand. If guns were supplied by a Republican administration, there is zero proof that any innocents were killed with them, even if there is. If it happens under a Democratic administration, it means that innocents are getting mowed down every single day in cold blood.
Let’s review: Guns under “Wide Receiver”, regardless of our inability to properly track them – A-okay. Guns under “Fast & Furious”, regardless of our inability to properly track them – biggest arms scandal EVER.
It’s okay until it isn’t. It’s so simple.
hey warren and J.M.,
what you reference was Reagon picking sides in the Iran-Iraq war. So, whose side is obama picking with his F and F program? The Mexican citizens? The American Citizens? For goodness sakes, obama was arming THE DRUG CARTELS! That’s a bit different than picking Iran over Iraq.
Yes, people are killed all over the world by guns manufactured in America. Yes, that is a bad thing. But, for the life of me, I can see NO political rational, humanitarian rational, public safety rational, defense of our border rational,… ANY rational for arming the drug cartels.
If I’m missing something, PLEASE tell me what I’m missing.
“what you reference was Reagon picking sides in the Iran-Iraq war. So, whose side is obama picking with his F and F program? The Mexican citizens? The American Citizens? For goodness sakes, obama was arming THE DRUG CARTELS! That’s a bit different than picking Iran over Iraq.”
This statement is as irrational and extreme as many of Romney’s “fact” were Wednesday night.
1) Give us a list of the actions Obama took that armed “THE DRUG CARTELS.” a) Which gun dealers did he speak to, to accomplish this. Surely they would have come out of the woodwork by now. b) Did Obama personally hand over the arms to narcotics traffickers? c) If not, whom did Obama tell to hand the arms over? d) Why haven’t those people come forward?
a) Obama spoke to no gun dealers.
b) Obama handed over no weapons.
c) Obama told nobody to had the arms over.
d) They haven’t come forward because Obama never gave orders to anyone about this.
2) Are you seriuously suggestion the drug cartels were NOT armed before Obama became president? Do you realize how foolish that suggestions makes you look?
At WORST, this is what happened here: Operation Wide Receiver was conceived in the ATF under the Bush Administration, by some civil service underling who has some loose screws. (It’s almost certain neither Bush, nor his attorneys general, knew anything about it). Somewhere along the line a superior to Loose Screws realized how bad it could go and shut it down. Loose Screws saw an opening to renew the program with the new administration, and somehow sold it to a superior, under a new name, Fast & Furious, and it failed spectacularly in all the ways that whoever shut down Wide Reciever had feared. Holder was unaware of it because he wasn’t reading every line in every report that got forwarded to him. He didn’t know about it, and neither did Obama.
What you’re missing is that two very similar programs were created, both failed, and you give one a pass while treating the other like it’s high treason. They BOTH armed cartels, so if that’s your rationale, then you must condemn both equally.
BTW, I condemn both of them. I’m not trying to mitigate or marginalize the damage done by F&F. I just couldn’t, in good conscience, damn one while completely ignoring or marginalizing the other. Gotta keep it honest, brother.
@84 “This statement is as irrational and extreme as many of Romney’s “fact” were Wednesday night.”
If they were extreme and irrational, then why didn’t teh won point that out and challenge him on it? Oh yea, he tried several times and ended up looking foolish.
The mainstream media has done heavy damage to your candidate by coddling and protecting him for 4 years. He’s got no chance against Romney in a debate that will question his FAILED policies. Thanks media!
#83:” what you reference was Reagon (sic) picking sides in the Iran-Iraq war”
No, Frank, you are 180 degrees wrong, and come off sounding ignorant as hell doing so. Iran-Contra wasn’t about picking sides in the Iran-Iraq war, which was almost seven years old when it came to light. When we did pick sides in that war, we actually armed IRAQ in that contest. That’s right, Reagan and Bush helped Saddam Hussein build his military state. Iran actually received support from the USSR, which still echoes in their relationship today, when Russia won’t be helpful opposing Iran’s nuclear program, and also hinders action against Iranian ally Syria. Turn off Faux, turn on BBC, and learn some facts, igno!
Despite the fact that we chose against Iran in their war with Iraq, the Reagan administration, through Virginia Republican felon and George Allen crony Oliver North, illegally sold weapons to terrorist supporter Iran, to fund an undeclared civil war against a democratically elected government elsewhere. They used Israel to serve as a money laundering middleman, (the same Israel that in that period committed mass murder atrocities against civilian women and children in Lebanese refugee camps, with no censure from the U.S.).
The missiles that the Reagan administration arranged to go to Iran may have been used against coalition forces in 1991, or against Kurds before and since. With reports of TOW missiles having been used by irregular militias against Cheney’s invasion forces after 2002, it is even possible that some of the Reagan missiles were shot at Americans then. And those were the very American children of the 1980′s who were expected to forget that during the same time Reagan’s team was illegally selling missiles to terrorist state Iran, Reagan was busy raising taxes. Again.
These are the facts. Only the ignorant ignore them.
you are right, Warren. I conflated the I-I war with the Iran-Contras thingy pretty badly. My bad. My premis stays the same, however. The bottom-line is, the Reagan Administration was taking political sides in foreign conflicts.
Whose side was obama taking with F & F? Was it one drug cartel over another? Was it the cartels against the innocent Mexican citizens? C’mon, Warren, stop avoiding the premis, and answer the question.
Who was Obama hoping to help, or what was he hoping to accomplish, with F & F?
Since you know so much, why did Dear Leader invoke his Executive “I’m not talking” Power, eh?
He could clear up this whole mess, if he’d just let the investigation continue.
By the way, are you gonna give the NYer another chance this week-end? Maybe let’em off the hook?
“you are right, Warren. I conflated the I-I war with the Iran-Contras thingy pretty badly. My bad.”
There’s old Frank — confused, AGAIN!
I would imagine Obama invoked his rights as President because no one gave the thug Issa and his crooked pals a license for a witch hunt. Kinda like when Cheney refuses to disclose who helped him draft his energy plans or when he ignored a Congressional subpoena. Kinda like that.
Apparently, it would literally kill some people to become informed.
“Some call it the “parade of ants”; others the “river of iron.” The Mexican government has estimated that 2,000 weapons are smuggled daily from the U.S. into Mexico. The ATF is hobbled in its effort to stop this flow. No federal statute outlaws firearms trafficking within the U.S., so agents must build cases using a patchwork of often toothless laws. For six years, due to Beltway politics, the bureau has gone without permanent leadership, neutered in its fight for funding and authority. The National Rifle Association has so successfully opposed a comprehensive electronic database of gun sales that the ATF’s congressional appropriation explicitly prohibits establishing one.”
Maybe the beleaguered, outgunned and out spent ATF just made some serious mistakes and Obama is not to blame. Maybe Congress should have been governing as is their job. Maybe you ignorant people prove every damn day why you are called “low effort voters”!
And Frank, you classless parrot, Joe Biden told the truth! When this economy crashed 4 years ago, the middle class, who had taken a beating for the entire Bush/Cheney 8 long hard years debacle, DID get “buried” and as we try to dig out, you idiots want to elect a Wall Street vulture to pick our bones!
good try sandi, and i do mean that. good effort.
however, you are having to read WAY too much into what ol’ vp joe said…to get to what YOU said he really meant. kinda like it took ol’ dano a whole “30 column inch” article (dano’s discription, not mine…), to describe what dano thought obama REALLY meant to say while in Roanoke…with his “you didn’t build that” comment… Again, nice effort.
I still believe ol’ joe MEANT WHAT HE SAID about the middle class being burried in the past 4 years. yep, he meant exactly what he said.
But, thanks anyway.
hey dano, please answer my question, “why did Dear Leader invoke Executive Protection for his comrade in crime, eric holder? Eh?
maybe you can write a whole “30-column inch” piece on why he did that, eh?
i think you can do it!
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Metro Columnist Dan Casey knows a little bit about a lot of things but not a heck of a lot about most things. That doesn't keep him from writing about them, however. So keep him honest!
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