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Shot and slightly altered by Dan
“Driving that train, high on cocaine,
Casey Jones is ready, watch your speed.
Trouble ahead, trouble behind,
And you know that notion just crossed my mind.”
Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter
Here’s the song.
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23 million citizens unemployeed.
48 million citizens on food stamps.
$4 per day in deficit spending-almost 50% borrowed.
$16.5 trillion national debt and growing rapidly.
No budget in 4 years.
Rapidly expanding Al Qaeda in N. Africa .
In the face of these major problems, our fearless leader, Obama, decides to use his so-called leadership to fast track:
Restrictive gun legislation.
Amnesty for illegals.
Increasing taxes on the wealthy.
Wow! Happy now, America?
Oops…$4 billion per day in deficit spending.
“According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, 60 percent of respondents said they had a favorable view of the president, while only 37 percent said they had an unfavorable view.”
Chuck, if they’re not happy, they’re not blaming Obama. So who does that leave?
Chuck, if they’re not happy, they’re not blaming Obama. So who does that leave?”
–Comment by Kristen
I’m blaming Chuck.
Kristin ..the huffington post is one of the most liberal news papers on the earth….most newspapers are super liberal and biased, like the roanoke times. Its sicking.
Another Chuck, yes! I am happy! Thanks for asking! Is that a future illegal AR in your pants or are you just happy to see me?
I went to sleep last night in a Secular Virginia and awoke to this dictation.
Comment by Dan Casey — January 30, 2013 @ 10:46 am
Well, I’m happy your not blaming “Another Chuck”
Let us know when that sky falls will ya?
What happened to all the people who threatened to move to Canada if Obama was re-elected? They can still do that….see how that works out for them.
From the story today about Glock In Your Face’s theocracy amendment bill:
“Sen. Donald McEachin, D-Richmond, asked if those provisions could enable a public school student to opt out of studying the Big Bang theory.
“To say that this clause would give any student the ability to say, ‘Doing homework violates my religious beliefs,’ — I think everyone knows better than that,” Stanley said.
Stanley reached for another example, saying the amendment would protect a Muslim student who objected to dissecting a fetal pig for religious reasons.”
Note that Glock In Your Face first avoids answering the question directly. Then he tries to further dodge it by bringing up a false example — Muslims are forbidden to EAT pork. Dissecting is OK.
Evil Bill Clinton and the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
In addition to the millions of abortions Clinton enabled, government records now show he knew the scale of the Rwandan genocide and chose to do nothing, undermining his claim that he didn’t know the scope of the massacre. 800,000 black people murdered within three months, and our first black president did absolutely nothing to help them. Probably because there were no political points to be had.
Incidentally, the Rwandan massacre was foretold by the Virgin Mary in her 1982 apparition at Kibeho. This is one of the rare Vatican-approved claims of an apparition. Three teens were shown visions of piles of headless bodies and rivers filled with blood and clogged with corpses. Twelve years later, it all came to pass. Mary said these horrors would be avoided if the people would stop sinning, stop being promiscuous, repent, and pray. The warnings were ignored. Mary also asked that a church be built at the site of the apparition. Our Lady of Sorrows was completed in 1992, two years before the massacre.
I suppose the Blessed Mother also knew America would have an immoral president at the time who would do nothing to save these people.
“Stanley reached for another example, saying the amendment would protect a Muslim student who objected to dissecting a fetal pig for religious reasons.”
–Posted by gdad
It sounds like Sen. Glock-In-Your-Face is going for a new nickname: Sen. Allah-In-Your-School.
Can’t we simply ban the consumption of pigs reserved for dissection?
Shazam! (Not that it’s a ‘Surprise, surprise, surprise!’)
Justin, I thought of you when I watched this show the other night.
just make sure you don’t have a hammer or hard object near your computer..
So AC, why is it that you complain on one hand about the deficit and on the other tax cuts to the wealthy as if they are mutually exclusive? You are aware I’m sure that Bush era tax cuts and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which were fought on credit added mightily to the deficit of $1.4 trillion under W. Funny how we no longer even mention the alleged justification of a war that killed approx. 4,400 Americans as if that is no longer an issue, but I digress. You seem to pretend that this recession was an invention of Obama’s, that the downturn in the housing market occurred on his watch and not W’s, which is where we all know it started. If you don’t think the stimulus has helped the U.S. check out how Europe is doing with their austerity measures:
Hmmm…looks like they’re stomping on your 1st Amendment rights too free speech and freedom of the press now too. How dare a journalist ask a public official about a controversial law they passed.
See, once they start infringing on one amendment what makes you think they will stop there? NYC is also working on X-ray type scanners in police cars and street corners to see weapons under clothes. There goes your 4th Amendment rights too.
Scott, my post was regarding how the President is fast tracking relatively minor issues in front of the huge fiscal and jobs problems that plague our country. Bush, identified the “axis of evil” as N. Korea, Iran and Iraq. Only one on of those countries (Iraq) is not a problem to us and the world right now. History will judge whether or not the war(s)were beneficial. Keep in mind that the Iraq war had almost 100% Democratic approval in both houses. As for the WMD’s, Sadaam had used chemical weapons on his own people several times over the years. Was is reasonable to assume he didn’t have them at the time of the invasion?
Lawrence Krauss on why it is important to teach our children the truth, evolution.
“Incidentally, the Rwandan massacre was foretold by the Virgin Mary in her 1982 apparition at Kibeho.”
I have some interesting-looking toast for sale.
The League of Authoritarian Gentlemen
It used to be that it was mainly the liberal democracies who banded together in defense of their values. No longer.
BY ALEXANDER COOLEY
JANUARY 30, 2013
For years now, the United States and its allies in Europe and Asia have been talking about the importance of common efforts to promote human rights and democratic values around the world. If the liberal democracies pooled their efforts, there seemed good reason to believe that they could embed these values in international law and succeed in fostering the growth of freedom.
It turns out, however, that the autocrats haven’t been asleep at the wheel, either. And nowhere is this truer in Eurasia, where Russia, China, and the Central Asian states have been busy discovering the virtues of alliance in a common cause. They’ve been working hard to forge an international front of anti-democrats, developing a new set of counter-strategies and regional legal tools. It seems to be working. The latest edition of Freedom House’s global survey of political rights notes that its findings are “particularly grim for Eurasian countries.”
pistol pete… too, late! LOL! JK, thanks!
Hadiya Pendleton Murder: Teen girl who performed at President Obama’s inauguration fatally shot at Chicago park, report says
And the slaughter of our children continues and the stats will ever increase:
American children are 16 times more likely to be murdered with a gun,
11 times more likely to commit suicide with a gun, and,
9 times more likely to die in a firearm accident than children in other countries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
14.Shazam! (Not that it’s a ‘Surprise, surprise, surprise!’)
Comment by Say What? — January 30, 2013 @ 12:32 pm
Will this cause hey/hay/hi Frank to seek a new persona? Stay tuned for the answer in coming installments.
I guess the old joke about Rock Hudson not needing friends turned out to be true.
Seems you are confusing (intentionally or not) “personal popularity” with “job approval”.
Granted people like him but, Obama’s “job approval” rating is below any reelected president in modern times.
Heck, he seems like a nice enough fellow to me also, but a completely inept leader as proven by the state of our economy and our policies abroad.
As noted in AC’s numbers earlier, his policies have taken us from bad to worse. Newest GDP numbers are abysmal; and what do we get from our “leader”?… blame the GOP ( I imagine even his handlers understand that the “blame Bush” mantra” has run its course, so it’s time to expand)
It is unfortunate that so many ignorant voters look for a “homecoming king” instead of someone who can lead and fix our problems. Even more unfortunate that our “homecoming king” believes himself to be “king” instead of “leader”.
I guess the Foxbots are just not watching enough “fairly unbalanced” news lately.
January 30, 2013
Fox News Ratings Plummet
Fox News “had its worst ratings since 2001 in January,” Politico reports.
“The network had a 12-year low in the coveted 25-54 demographic in prime time and fell to its lowest total day ratings since 2008.”
Really, mikeo? Not lower than Bush’s, whose second term average approval rating was 37% . Unless you have a source for your “modern president” factlet.
“Really, mikeo? Not lower than Bush’s, whose second term average approval rating was 37% . Unless you have a source for your “modern president” factlet.”
–Comment by Kristen
Whatever mikeO says he believes, and when it comes to reconciling belief with fact, he goes VERY easy on himself. As you may have noticed, many (but not all) of the anonymous commenters here equate belief with fact. Suzie, applewoood, Leon, Frank: I’m talking about you, and perhaps some others.
mikeO is special though, because of his unusual interest in any post that mentions sexual violence against women. Weird.
I hope none of the Pulaski County folks on here suffered any damage to their homes or vehicles this afternoon.
Yeah, wanting a “Homecoming King” sure explains George W. Bush’s elections. Give it a rest Mike O. You do not have the credibility to prove ANYTHING that is wrong in this nation is in direct correlation to President Obama because like it or not, he is he controls very little. That is not how our government works. Pay attention to the people who make the laws and set the policy in motion instead of the one man you think rules you.
make treaties with the approval of the Senate.
veto bills and sign bills.
represent our nation in talks with foreign countries.
enforce the laws that Congress passes.
act as Commander-in-Chief during a war.
call out troops to protect our nation against an attack.
make suggestions about things that should be new laws.
lead his political party.
entertain foreign guests.
recognize foreign countries.
nominate Cabinet members and Supreme Court Justices and other high officials.
talk directly to the people about problems.
represent the best interest of all the people
decide how federal money will be spent.
choose Cabinet members or Supreme Court Justices without Senate approval.”
You can blame President Obama for the things he has done but not what has been done to this nation because of the deficit we already had, the debt we already had, the wars we already had and the economic collapse we already had.
A very sad day for blues lovers: Ann Rabson, the Fredericksburg based pianist, guitarist, singer and songwriter who led the group Saffire the Uppity Blues Women before a successful solo gareer, died today at age 67.
She’d played ROVA and Lime Kiln numerous times dating back to the ’80′s. Ann won Wammie awards, was nominated for eight Handy awards, and for a Grammy award in 1998 for her solo lp “Music Makin’ Mama”. She also taught blues piano in the Fredericksburg area and at the Augusta summer workshops in West Va. She’s survived by her husband, daughter and granddaughter.
Something for everybody: http://tinyurl.com/akf9nm8
FACT CHECK: Gun-control claims miss target
By CALVIN WOODWARD
WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensifying gun-control debate has given rise to sloppy claims on both sides.
Here’s a sampling, with the first two examples from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on guns Wednesday, and the third from Vice President Joe Biden’s online video chat last week during a Google Plus forum.
Good read: http://tinyurl.com/b74baze
Not Just Another Movie/b>
Zero Dark Thirty lies. End of story.
BY AMY ZEGART | JANUARY 30, 2013
Not Just Another Movie
Heard on the Hill — Roll Call’s Gossip Blog
Wizards, Rename Thyselves!
By Jason Dick Posted at 6:58 p.m. on Jan. 30
Two sports events have prompted HOH to launch a public service campaign: convincing Washington’s NBA franchise to ditch its woeful Wizards nickname.
Current owner Ted Leonsis has overhauled the team colors and logos, ditching the Wizards’ light blue for the old Bullets’ red, white and blue. He also added logos incorporating icons such as the Washington Monument. Next step is a name change. So what’s it to be? Send in your suggestions — Senators? Monuments? Lobbyists? Fundraisers? Think Tanks?
Let us know, because Washington basketball fans deserve better.
After we resolve this, we’ll talk about what to do with the Redskins.
Senators tread cautiously at gun hearing
By GINGER GIBSON | 1/30/13 4:14 PM EST
Neither side seemed like it was playing to win. For Republicans, especially, this was a hearing to survive. No YouTube moments or arguments with Mark Kelly, Giffords’s husband. For Democrats, this was about avoiding unforced errors and not doing anything that would stall whatever momentum there is for action on gun control.
Anyone here actually watch? I didn’t as I was in and out most of the day.
If you watched, does this paragraph and/or the article match your opinion?
One of my least favorite trips is coming up this weekend & early next week. Truthfully part of the trip is enjoyable because I get to meet again with my fellow Catholic college presidents. However, during those meetings we spend time calling on members of Congress on issues important to higher education. I’ve been commenting less frequently the last few days because I’ve been involved in calling on legislators in Indianapolis on issues important to higher education in Indiana. Tis the season as is sometimes said.
My theme this year, as I meet with several members of Congress in the course of the next few days, will be to encourage each member to work across the aisle to solve the problems our country faces. I admit that I am not optimistic. Nonetheless, we keep trying.
Enjoy the Super Bowl everyone!!
By the way Dan, I plan to have dinner at least once at the Dubliner. I’ll have a pint in your honor.
@Warren: I first heard Ann Rabson when she played at Music on the Steps in Fredericksburg. I can’t remember how old I was–I was working at the library at the time, I think. Sad news.
I recommend you visit Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-California. He’s a former college professor and longtime California senator. My brother John was his chief of staff for many years. Lowenthal’s a brilliant guy (and so is John).
I’ll see if I can Dan. Typically I get assigned 3 or 4 to call on by the national organization.
Suzie… Clinton is the only politician to enable Abortions… abortions being legal since 1973. How many republican presidents since 1973?
37 Richard M. Nixon Jan 20, 1969 Aug 9, 1974
38 Gerald R. Ford Aug 9, 1974 Jan 20, 1977
40 Ronald W. Reagan Jan 20, 1981 Jan 20, 1989
41 George H. W. Bush Jan 20, 1989 Jan 20, 1993
How long was your people, repubs, in office? Not only was a Republican in office, but republicans had the the White House for 24 freakin’ years lady! You can’t blame everything on us! Not only that, in 1994 your people controlled the House and Senate! SO… who exactly has been the enablers here?
Justin True, an interesting point.
Suzie blames Bill Clinton for not preventing the murder of 800,000 Rwandans. Yet I have never heard her deem Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush1 or Bush2 culpable for failing to prevent any of the 54 million abortions right here in the U.S. since Roe v Wade.
Perhaps those are all Clinton’s fault, too!
You two are looking for logic in all the wrong places. You know that the GOTP, and the bloggers who represent them here are incapable and it almost seems like picking on them when we keep pointing it out. But it is still fun.
Sandi… it is really fun sometimes! LOL
“Suzie blames Bill Clinton for not preventing the murder of 800,000 Rwandans.”
Actually, Dan, it seems by suzie’s “logic” that it’s really the Rwandans’ own fault that they died. God warned them — although I’m not sure what good a warning does when in fact, according to suzie, God has already determined what will happen. In the end, Clinton was but another hapless pawn in God’s great game of human chess.
But you have to forgive suzie if her tongue seems a little tied. Happens to trolls when they’ve been creamed.
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