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What a stupid bully Murdoch is. I hope Christie doesn’t cave to the pressure. It’s not like Rmoney had a prayer in hell of taking NJ anyway.
I guess Christie’s the scapegoat.
Christie is deservedly scoring high with independents and some Dems these days, and there is one way, and one way only, for him to score even higher. And that’s to give Rupert Murdoch the finger in very public way.
He has nothing to lose and everything to gain by doing that.
Let’s have a little controversy here.
Wine , blush and boastful yellows
beckon warmly the long lost fellows
dan, i don’t see a romney sign anywhere in your photo.
Got our tickets to see Bill Clinton. Trying to decide what time to walk over to PH??
Murdoch can go suck an egg. Christie acts like a decent human being and gets threatened for it. This is the sort of thing Americans are tired of.
Gdad, you’re right. And here’s a little more about the economic polarization of this country:
When a cookie store owner in Radford says he doesn’t want Biden there, and that hits the news, the place becomes a cause celeb for right-wingers who flood the place and buy his product, simply because of that.
That’s one thing. But when a Republican pizzeria owner in Florida gives a hug to president Obama, he gets punished by RWers. His Yelp account goes from 2 reviews to 3,000, most of them negative. And when a Mexican restaurant in Denver says it can’t accommodate a post-debate Romney campaign dinner (they could not physically handle that influx) they get boycotted and death threats.
Jeez, this stuff is hard to believe. I love Northwest Hardware and I shop there all the time. I wouldn’t change my mind about spending money there because they hosted a rally for a candidate I don’t support.
But the other side, they’re like economic Brown shirts. They want to kill any business whose owner expresses a political sentiment that doesn’t agree with theirs. And they think it’s fine an dandy.
Here’s a good Saturday Afternoon read on Romney:
“Public Records Reveal Romney Profited From Corruption, Fraud, and Racketeering at Bain”
Now I understand why Romney wants to be president sooooo bad. He thinks it will keep him out of jail.
Daylight Savings Time ends 2 am Sunday. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour. I know the Repubs are upset they can’t set them back 50 years, though.
Hope this doesn’t spread: http://tinyurl.com/c345bcu
How secure is your electronic vote?
By Doug Gross, CNN
updated 10:54 AM EDT, Sat November 3, 2012
√ Experts say voting security in the U.S. is improving, but there’s work to do
√ About 45 million Americans will cast an electronic ballot with no paper trail
√ “High-school level” coding skills are all that’s needed to hack a machine
√ Election officials are moving back to paper ballots, but money is a concern
At this point I feel compelled to repeat something that I posted the week before last.
I had a conversation last week with an employee of a local business that has fewer than 10 employees. The very religious owner told the employee that’s it’s vital for Romney to win because if he doesn’t, “Obamacare” is going to decimate this person’s business, because of the penalties businesses will HAVE to pay for not providing health insurance to workers. Employee hours will have to be cut, if the business is able to remain open, etc. The employer was very serious about all this; claimed the business’s accountant had been very clear.
This (and some other things) were clearly said with the intent to influence the employee’s vote. How can I tell?
Because then the employer ASKED WHO THE EMPLOYEE WOULD VOTE FOR. The employee’s semi-cryptic reply (“the candidate who’s most Christ-like, of course”) seemed to mollify the boss.
I’m not making this up.
Now, either the accountant lied to the business owner, or the business owner is confused about the law (Which is very possible, because this person is VERY CONFUSED about A LOT), or the business owner is lying. It has to be one of those three.
Because under ACA, there are no penalties for not providing insurance for businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
And you know that’s a fact, too!
Who Would Jesus Strap To The Roof Of His Car.
Was this the rally you went too with all the “normal” people in blue blazers supporting Romney:
LMAO (if it wasn’t so scary)
you libs are losing the election and you know it. posting these pathetic web sites is laughable. tea will be served in washington wednesday. i like mine with a little cream and sugar.
steve, relax, dude. Dick Morris said it’s all over: Romney in a landslide. The GOP takes the Senate, too. You got no worries, buddy!
Buy stock in Reynold’s Aluminum. The tin foil hat wearers are coming out of the woodwork everywhere.
Keep a good thought for Zac Foutz, the Cave Spring Football player who is the latest meningitis victim from the tainted steroid from Massachusetts.
The criminals who owned and ran that company need to go to jail for a long time and the politicians who let corporations like that run wild
and the corporate masters who own them should be thrown out of government and banned from coming anywhere near Congress or any state legislature to lobby. Zac’s Grandad is a good friend of mine and that family is going through hell right now.; Mitt Romney and his “corporations are people too”
deserve a special spot in hell.
Conversations with 5 female cousins of mine, all of whom had planned to vote for Richard Mourdock, are indicative of the shift talked about in this article. Since the last Senate debate in Indiana this race switch from a slight lead for Mourdock to a big deficit. The shift occurred almost entirely among women voters.
#16 steve – I hope you like your weak tea with a side of crow…
here’s your bammyscam health bill
Let’s face it libs. Your guy stepped on his ballot when he cried out to vote for him as an act of revenge. REVENGE! Can you seriously back anyone who feels voting is a way to inflict REVENGE? Why not just cut their @#%^^ off like Jackson wanted to do! Now that would be revenge. But your guys want supports who feel the vote imposes revenge. He’ll probably win ’cause there are just too many in the welfare camp. Dems have cultivated that crop to perfection. While high flying dems live it largely. God how can any nation be inflicted with so many stupid people.
Just adding some light hearted pokes at Mitt Romney.
Here’s something that is deadly serious.
I see that Clinton remains a huge draw. 2,300 in the PH gym, which I’m sure is pretty much the max.
I am constantly amazed how nasty most liberals are. Not can be – are. When thye talk about diversity and tolerance, it is meaningless babble.
I do not see Romney as a hard core conservative, but as a pramatic American with conservative leanings. To me, Obama has never tried to meet the opposition with any thought of compromise, unless it was on their part.
It is sad. Sometimes, I think we would have been better off had the South won the War and two countries developed. Lord knows, here in the Empire State, we are doomed to continual nanny statism and crony capitalism. It bothers me that we are somewhat successful in exporting this dependent lifestyle to too many other states.
dan, take two aspirins and go to bed. i’m relaxed, you guys bring clinton to town for obama. another sign of desperation!
10.”Daylight Savings Time ends 2 am Sunday. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour.”
Someone will be an hour late tomorrow!
14.”Who Would Jesus Strap To The Roof Of His Car.”
Tim Tebow and agree that it should be him.
#16 i think steve is pammalas son
I went to the Clinton/Omana rally at PH tonight. Dude, there were women kissing women, men kissing men, tats, piercings, transvestites, OMG! It was a vision of hell (NOT)! I’ll send you some pics.
Bill Clinton is articulate, smart, relates to blue collar workers and funny! He actually ‘splains things better than Obama, about Obama!
I had a friend tell me that Bubba is a tool of Obama. I agreed and replied, “Yeah, he’s a tool, he’s an f’ing sledge hammer!
“Who Would Jesus Strap To The Roof Of His Car.”
You realize Obama admitted to eating a dog in his autobiography.
Remember Al? The guy who compared my column to a habanero enema, delivered with a 40-foot-long barb wire-wrapped hose?
That was Al. He has been long gone. Now he’s back, as Bubba Greene!
Al/Bubba, welcome back!
Zach, Steve C and I went over there tonight. I think 2300 is a way way way lowball. It was SRO in the balconies, the floor was sardines, and the line, 6 people wide, started at the school’s front door, snaked around on the sidewalk behind it, along the back parking lot, then went all the way around the gov school and the old Raleigh Court Elementary. The queue stretched as far as you could see.
For the last week we’ve had a couple of reporters from the Middle East visiting the paper. They went to the Romney rally in Bonsack and they said there were 3x, at least, as many people for Clinton.
And Clinton’s not even running!
BTW, Clinton was great. He spoke for a little less than an hour. It was a similar to his masterful convention speech. There were thousands of energized voters in that room.
“God how can any nation be inflicted with so many stupid people.”
Romney’s counting on it.
“I am constantly amazed how nasty most liberals are. Not can be – are. When thye talk about diversity and tolerance, it is meaningless babble.”
The neocons bullies just can’t understand when true blue Americans stand up and fight for their god given rights. They are so used to the dems taking their crap it shocks them when it comes back in spades. Yes we are sick of teabaggers and obstructionists Goppers.
You won’t lead or follow so get the hell out of the way!
Cold n P is absolutely right.
Liberals/moderates have been rolling over for years. They have been the compromisors with the crazies, like the temperate and sober bunch at the family Thanksgiving dinner, who year after year have put up with the crazy drunken uncle who gets more and more violent. And finally, the year he picked up the turkey in an inebriated rage, and chucked it through the bayfront window, they said to him “Enough is enough! Get the hell out of this house! Sober up, go to AA — or don’t come back.”
“There were thousands of energized voters in that room.”
Unlike the GOP “rally”, where barely 300 souls stood in the parking lot listening to McCain/Graham in their failed attempt to convince voters that Romney possesses a soul. The local media has completely ignored the anemic turnout and focused instead on worn out Republican sound bites and the overused “the race is neck-and-neck” meme. I realize the ex-president has a much better draw than a couple of Senators but if this is the best they can muster their campaign is in dire straits.
your bammyscare health (not!) plan
or are you too scared know whats really in it?
#32 Yes, Henry, he did when he was a child in Indonesia. How old was Romney when he strapped that dog on to the roof of his car?
BTW in different cultures, they eat different things. America is not the whole world, it’s just a part of it.
So what, Henry. In other parts of the world, dog and horse are on the menu. It’s no more culturally inappropriate than people here eating squirrel and other small rodents, which I’m as likely to eat as dog.
Strapping a pet to a car roof, otoh, isn’t culturally appropriate anywhere.
Henry, if you are comparing Obama, as a young boy, eating dog meat in a country where it’s commonplace, to Romney, as a grown man with millions of dollars who could have made other, humane arrangements for the family pet, you’re an idiot.
#23 Now why would Al change his name? Guess its because he’s got so much to live down as “Al.”
kristin at least he didnt eat his dogs
AND he didnt LIE ABOUT LIBYA, STUPID LITTLE GIRL
Comment by Art Hill — November 4, 2012 @ 1:21
yes because he knows all the stupid people that voted for ovomit have changed their minds
pammala, you make me sad on so many levels.
Sharon N and pammala,
For far too long you two have infected this blog with your nonsensical and incoherent ramblings without consequences.
Now, thanks to Steve C, that time is past us. Beginning this Tuesday, I’m bringing the whoop-ass to you two. Because of your transgressions against the board, common sense and established grammatical rules, I’ve decided to take away your rights to vote. Done, simple as that, you two can just plan on staying home on Tuesday while the rest of us exercise our God giving right to elect our next president.
Taking away someone’s right to vote is pretty serious, I know; it’s a penalty our culture usually reserves for convicted criminals, but because of you two, I’ve decided to extend this punishment those not sufficiently mentally equipped to make responsible voting decisions; It’s quite simple, Sharon N and pammy; I hatched my diabolical plan months ago trying to figure out what sort of barriers I could erect to keep you two dolts away from the polls; at first I thought about a concrete wall, but pammy’s dense cranium could have easily been used as a ram to knock it down since her skull is far harder. Than I thought about hiring a crack team of blue helmeted UN election observers, since according to Sharon N they’ll be here anyway to steal the election for the commie libs, but then I realized Sharon N would just continuously drone on to them and induce coma’s and she’d walk right past them . I have to admit, preventing you two mullet heads from voting was initially quite a challenge, but I kept at it and finally this morning it hit me right out of the blue; I’ll keep you two half-wits away from the polling booth by surrounding it with dictionary’s. You two will never be able get past this! This plan is pure evil genius; it’s legal, cheap and repels you two like Kryptonite to Superman.
Revenge is mine! Bwahahahahahahahaha!
Comment by pammala — November 4, 2012 @ 8:41 am
Pammala..really? Really, all of the stupid people..
That could be just Mitt, Ann , AND you.
You are just so generous with your inclusiveness.
pammalapdog, see my post #42. Pay particular attention to the last three (3) words.
#44 Please show us where Obama ever ate HIS dogs.
#45 Wow, pammala, you need to break out some of the MD 20/20. I might help calm you down.
Sick, twisted, cruel and delusional. You make the TP/R Party look like an insane asylum. Why would you do that?
I think the problem is she already broke out the MD 20/20 and has been sipping it on a steady basis for months and months.
Sandi, don’t discourage them…it encourages moderate republicans (like me) to jump ship and support Obama.
I’ve always wondered who writes those handwritten signs at 7-11s with the penmanship of a 5-year old with the misspelled words (usually with an incorrect -’s on a plural word). For example:
YOU CANT PERCHASE BAGED ICE OR CIG’S WITH FOODSTAMP’S. THANK YOU–MANGEMENT
Now I know it’s pammalapdog.
Contra, I’ve found that in any one convenience store you can find the word “convenient” spelled 3 different ways.
I once toured a listing in Christiansburg whose agent penned a sign taped to the interior basement door that read “Caution basement watch yours step”. If you think that’s bad, you should read her purchase contracts!
“I might help calm you down.” – gdad to Pammala
Wow, sounds like we have a match made in heaven between them
gdad, trying to booze up Pammala to make her want him.
John Wilburn, your comment about the basement, brought to mind a question and answer session between my daughter and (at the time) 3 year old grandson.
Mom: Did you open the basement door?
Son: Because it was closed.
Years ago, I was walking dowtown at lunchtime and saw a board on the sidewalk outside a restaurant advertising their lunch special, “Lazanya”. I said out loud that I hoped their cooking was better then their spelling. I then looked up and noticed a woman in the open doorway, giving me a very dirty look.
#51 and #58 Of course it should have been “it,” not “I.” But it is pretty typical of nit-picky MMM to single out something like that and then turn it into a juvenile attempt at an insult.
Debbie, I wonder what they think they’re reading when they see “lasagna”.
If they know what it is Kristen, they probably think that it’s spelled wrong. Hooked On Phonics.
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