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Here’s a biting clip from Sacha Cohen’s movie, “The Dictator.” If you recall, he was the actor who punk’d the Salem Civic Center when he showed up at the rodeo as he was filming “Borat.”
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so has anyone seen the cns news reporter nicholas ballasy showing pelosi on film saying “thanks to the new health care law, musicians can quit their jobs to focus on their developing their talents because tax payers will fund their health care.”
YOU LIBERALS ARE SO UNDENIABLY STUPID
I hope this guy realizes that his “performance” in Salem was not appropriate. It was an insult. I have no intention of watching anything involving him.
Hey, I know…
…maybe we’re at the point where liberals will want to dissolve the united nations!
Actually it’s not that hard to “imagine” a dictator who ignores reality and continues on his misguided path:
From an economic view:
From a go to war view:
Pamela, who cares about CNS News? That’s a GOP-owned outfit. It’s total BS.
Regarding the video clip:
Gee, do you think that ANY of those things could EVER happen in ‘Murica?
If you think not, wake up. And it is not Obama; it is the owned Federal Government, Democrats and Republicans, supporting the actions which have destroyed America and continue to wreak havoc upon us.
I think this film cracks open a side of American maybe we don’t want to see. But he does it in such a funny way and its a hoot to watch.
Don’t do as Miley did.
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The documents state that it is possible for the NSA to tap most sensitive data held on these smart phones, including contact lists, SMS traffic, notes and location information about where a user has been.
I think what’s more telling is the fact that she did nothing but scream at the fire. The children are our future, indeed – our stupid, stupid future.
“Scream at it!”
“It’s not working!”
“Scream at it louder… see if sitting on the fabric couch will put it out!”
YOU ARE A LIAR DAN, I WATCHED IT, SHE SAID IT…YOU CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH, LIAR.
“Dan Casey | September 7, 2013 at 10:10 am
Pamela, who cares about CNS News? That a GOP-owned outfit. It’s total BS.
- See more at: http://blogs.roanoke.com/dancasey/2013/09/dictatorship-on-the-weekend-open-thread/#comments”
I CARE BECAUSE SHE SAID IT I WATCHED DAN CASEY IS A LIAR.;
wonder if danny will actually post this video because he thinks what I said was BS, his words
Speaking of screaming louder…
The entire CNSNews site is BS, Miss Petulant Argumentative Misguided Misanthrope And Looney Also.
It’s owned by the GOP. Its sole purpose is to make Democrats look bad. Whatever BS, out-of-context video they posted of Nancy Pelosi is not to be taken seriously, except by the looney lemmings that have a deep-seated desire to believe that stuff, for whatever reason.
You’re one of those, PAMMALA — just in case you didn’t realize it. (I would hazard a guess that self-knowledge ain’t one of your strong suits.)
How’s that judge’s criticism of the ACA that you posted (which was no criticism of the ACA, btw) working out for you?
We have to give pammala credit for one thing, eh? She correctly spelled “liar” when she called me one. I would have laid even odds that she would have spelled it “lair.”
Good job, pammala! You are full of surprises today.
Dan wrote “Miss Petulant Argumentative Misguided Misanthrope And Looney Also.”
I see what you did there ! LOL !
LOL J.M. Too bad that girl never heard the advice of one of my nephews when he was 3 or 4. If you’re on fire, you stop, drop on your butt and roll.
Dan, have you seen the picture going around on Facebook with these words.
“When you’re dead, you don’t know that you’re dead. It is difficult only for the others.”
“It is the same when you are stupid.”
pammala 2013/09/07 at 8:22 am
“so has anyone seen the cns news reporter nicholas ballasy showing pelosi on film saying “thanks to the new health care law, musicians can quit their jobs to focus on their developing their talents because tax payers will fund their health care.”
and . . .
pammala 2013/09/07 at 12:48 pm
YOU ARE A LIAR DAN, I WATCHED IT, SHE SAID IT…YOU CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH, LIAR.
I watched the video. Now let’s look at what Pelosi said, and what she did not say.
Because, as even pammala would probably agree, FACTS ARE IMPORTANT.
Pelosi did NOT say, as pammala directly quoted her: “thanks to the new health care law, musicians can quit their jobs to focus on their developing their talents because tax payers will fund their health care.”
Pelosi simply did not say that AT ALL. Why would pammala 100 percent inaccurately quote Pelosi, claiming she did say that in the video? I don’t know. Perhaps pammala can answer that question. It’s a relevant one in view of the fact that pammala’s tossing around the “LIAR” and “STUPID” labels.
Now, here’s a transcription of 100 percent of what Pelosi DID SAY in the video:
“We see it as an entrepreneurial bill, a bill that says to someone that, if you want to be creative, be a musician and whatever, you can leave your work — focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspiration — because you will have healthcare. You don’t have to be job locked.”
Note: pammala claims that (click on this link to hear it yourself) Pelosi said in the video clip: “tax payers will fund their health care.” Pelosi NEVER says that in the video. pammala invented that. She made it up. And that wasn’t all she made up. She made up the entirety of the quote she attributed to Pelosi.
What Pelosi WAS saying (three years ago), which is obvious to everyone who has half a brain, is that after ACA the ability to purchase affordable healthcare will no longer be necessarily tied to working a full-time job. As it pretty much is now.
Pelosi was saying that for someone who yearns toward a creative endeavor, but is mindful of keeping affordable health insurance, they will no longer have to be bound to some dead-end, mind-numbing job (such as managing a 7-Eleven) that leaves them too tired or busy to pursue their passion and dream, for the purposes of retaining their health insurance.
That is ALL Pelosi was saying. She NEVER SAID, as pammala claimed, that ““thanks to the new health care law, musicians can quit their jobs to focus on their developing their talents because tax payers will fund their health care.” Pelosi NEVER said that. Pammala NEVER heard her say that in the video, either.
I rest my case, and will allow the denizens of this blog to decide for themselves whether I am a “LIAR,” as pammala also claims, or if I am “STUPID” or if those labels better fit somebody else.
pammy’s melt-downs are a thing of beauty.
be happy, I’ll leave you to your own..God bless
Aw come on, pammy. Don’t pick up your ball and go home in a huff! With the possible exception of Leon, you do a better job on this blog at making right-wingers look like complete and utter fools than anyone!
Now why don’t you answer the question as to why you made up all the stuff you claimed Pelosi said in the video?
What was the point?
(If it was to make yourself look silly, that was entirely unnecessary).
Dan, could you let your fellow journalist know that Marines are to never be referred to as “soldiers”. We earned the title and I am sure the Marine mentioned in this article would not appreciate it. “Glasgow fire and rescue crews worked with the military and U.S. Forest Service officials to bring the soldier back up to safety, according to Robert Foresman, emergency management coordinator for Rockbridge County.”
And the GOPTea Party says it is concerned with the poor and underserved.
This blog post made me so sad for the writer and for others like her who suffer from chronic depression. The number of responses she received countered that though. It showed that people do care about others. You might feel alone but you really aren’t. Given the chance, people will let you know that.
Why is it that the right wingers on this blog, when confronted with the truth, become like vampires seeing daylight? One after another…
Re: my comment at 5:00 it’s sad that so many people feel the same way as the writer, but they are all surviving. That’s something.
I don’t know Dan. I don’t know about the site. It may be biased. Most purported news outfits are biased one way or another, spending most of their time trying to make their “enemies” look bad. However, maybe you should watch the video and then tell me what context it is taken out of. Or just stick you head in the sand and proclaim the video is propaganda w/o actually seeing it. Either way, here is the link to her statement:
Hillary, your littel vampire analogy is colorful, no doubt, but riddle me this. What would a liberal know about using the truth to confront someone?
Chuck, I’ve seen the video. Where do you think I got the transcription of Pelosi’s words? Pammala linked to it, I watched it, and I included that same link in my response.
As you know (and thank you for confirming) Nancy Pelosi did not utter the statement that pammala, in quotes, said Pelosi had uttered.
She simply didn’t say that — and you know it, too. Pammala made it up. And then, in true RWinger fashion, she called ME “a liar.”
OMG you simply can’t make this stuff up. These people are beyond parody!
If I were pammala, I’d have taken my ball and gone home a long time ago. She’s not going anywhere.
So, only conservatives speak the truth? Is that what you’re saying, Chuck, or was your comment a little joke?
Too bad the ACA wasn’t around when pammala’s mom had to beg for meds from Big Pharma.
Something interesting happened today with regard to pammala.
I took the long response to her and copied and pasted it into the email she lists when she posts here. A few minutes later, I got this message back from her “bo bo bye bye” but that, of course, wasn’t the most interesting thing.
What WAS interesting was the response came from a different email. And this email was p.——–@[a well known internet company].
The ———– was actually her last name. So I did a google search of her name. Lo and behold, there is one of those in Roanoke.
I’m not going to disclose what that turned up, except to say this: she has claimed on this blog to be retired. And she has claimed to have, in the past, “owned” a 7-Eleven. The LinkedIn profile suggested something quite different with regard to both of those claims. It suggests she holds a responsible position with a very well-known company.
The simple google search even turned up at least 1 story, on the Roanoke Times Facebook page, she has commented on under what appears to be her actual name.
Of course, pammala has pretty much tried to torment Sandi with claims (most of which you’ve never seen because I have trashed them) that Sandi is stealing money from her employer by posting while Sandi’s at work — even though Sandi’s employer is fully aware of, and has countenanced, that activity. But seriously, if pammala’s LinkedIn profile is accurate, then she’s been doing the same thing!
Amazing . . . or maybe not.
Dan @ 7:19, I’d call it sick.P. Whoever is a twisted little soul.
#29 There’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever, Chuck, Pelosi did NOT say what pammala claimed she said. Not even close.
What a great pickup truck I saw today in Salem. One huge flag flying from the bed with something about the 2nd Amendment. Couldn’t read the whole thing because it was headed in the opposite job. Second huge flag was a Confederate one. Real nice.
Right wingers truly live in an alternate universe filled with lies and distortions…pammala was a perfect example of this. If truly gone, I say, “good riddance”.
I will add, Hillary, “to bad rubbish.”
Not to start an argument, but I have friends who are on the far left who are just as unwilling to hear a different perspective or a different set of facts. Therein, in my view, lies the problem we currently face. The extremes of both parties are controlling the debate and as a result nothing of value gets done. The moderates of both sides, because they want to survive politically, are keeping their mouths shut. Our nation is the ultimate loser as a result.
By the way, I don’t care if pammalalala ever comes back to the blog. People in any discussion come and go. It’s their choice.
“The extremes of both parties are controlling the debate and as a result nothing of value gets done. The moderates of both sides, because they want to survive politically, are keeping their mouths shut. Our nation is the ultimate loser as a result.”
I agree, Ron.
Dan, did you do a Google search of her name in Scotland?
Who wants to be the first leftwinger to agree with Mitt Romney that Russia is our no 1 geopolitical enemy.
I don’t know about that, Pete, but I do believe Putin would cut someone’s heart out and never even blink.
Re: Ron May | September 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm
Plus one, here.
I’ve called for a curse on both wings for a long time.
How about it, Dan? You going to join in?
You going to create a “More Left-wing nonsense” Category and start originating some “More Left-wing nonsense” threads to help offset the 369 “More Right-wing nonsense” threads you have cataloged?
Be a patriot. After all Ron and others agree that our nation is the ultimate loser as a result of the “extremes of both parties are controlling the debate . . . ..
This is sick.
Re: Debbie | September 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm
And maybe a violation of the law. As we have said before there are some post-action restrictions on 1A. One of which is creating a public nuisance. Diverting law-enforce resources is one example in many states.
§ 48-5. Fines and costs; judgment of abatement.
Upon the trial of any such presentment the person or persons who have created, caused or permitted the continuation of any nuisance, if found guilty, shall be ordered to either abate said nuisance or to reimburse the locality for all costs of removal and abatement of said nuisance, if the locality has abated the nuisance pursuant to § 15.2-900, and further may be fined not more than $25,000, in addition to other remedies available under the law.
“Who wants to be the first leftwinger to agree with Mitt Romney that Russia is our no 1 geopolitical enemy.
Compared to what, and when, PP? There’s no doubt that Russia’s an adversary, but does that rise to the level of “geopolitical enemy” that the Soviet Union was in the 50s, 60s and 70s? Is Russia threatening to attack our embassy in Iraq, like Iran is? Is Russia threatening to kidnap and rape Obama’s daughters, like an Iranian diplomat may have? Is Russia saber-rattling like North Korea has?
Of course, it’s useful for right-wingers to have an identifiable enemy (especially since, under President Obama, Osama bin Laden was caught & killed). It helps that quite distractable bunch to focus, eh?. It reminds them of the good old days when the cold war was at its most frigid, the good-and-evil lines were clearly drawn, and the U.S. military industrial complex commissioned stories, which Reader’s Digest happily published, about the frightening new weapons the Soviets had. No kidding, I grew up reading those articles, beginning around age 8. They scared me. I still remember the headline of one: “MIRV and FOBS spell death.”
Of course, the Russia of today is far from the Soviet Union of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Russian has less than half our population. It’s one of the most sparsely populated countries in all of the world. Their population has been in decline for decades (it saw its first increase in 15 years in 2009, when it grew by 24,000 people, which is nothing). Men in Russia have a life expectancy of 60 years — that’s largely because of their alcohol consumption.
For those reasons, it’s ridiculous to call Russia “our no 1 geopolitical enemy.” To justify it, tell us the countries around the world they’re invading, the sabers they’re rattling. That just ain’t happening.
Dave Hicks, I would love to see the company that created the decal and anyone who buys and displays it fined for creating a public nuisance. There had to be a better way for the company to attract attention, than that.
“This is sick.
Much, if not most, of Texas is sick. Just look at most of their politicians. Gawd, the top one, Ricky Perry, appeared in GOP presidential debates while he was gobbling oxycontin, supposedly for pain, but with predictable results. As a candidate on a national level, he was a very entertaining train wreck, however. I’ll say that for him.
The idiots who elect jackasses like Perry must be even worse. It’s enough to make you wonder whether the state is inhabited by stupid, bitter, almost subhuman creatures who are veritable peons in the large corporations they work for (at dead-end jobs), and who live in sad, teeny-tiny bungalows in rinky-dink neighborhoods set behind the local strip club, and flanked with major highways, fast-food joints and metal-recycling centers.
I hate to sound snobby or anything, but that’s what I imagine about Texans.
Or if you prefer: http://www.volokh.com/2013/09/07/state-takes-baby-first-75-days-babys-life-mothers-use-poppy-seed-dressing/
State Takes Baby for First 75 Days of the Baby’s Life, Because of Mother’s Use of Poppy Seed Dressing
By Eugene Volokh on September 7, 2013 6:09 pm in Parental Rights
Even though the mother noted the possibility that the positive test result came from poppy seeds, and there was no confirmation that the test result actually reflected drug use (or any other evidence that the mother used drugs), the baby wasn’t returned to the mother until 75 days after the baby’s birth. The court held that the county’s actions violated the mother’s constitutional rights:
[T]he LCCYS policy can result in the separation of mother and child within days of birth without any valid basis for doing so. As illustrated by the timeline in this case, there was no need for precipitous, ex parte court action. Baby Brandon remained in the hospital for several days, during which time LCCYS could have corroborated (or questioned) the initial urine screen result. Indeed, the LCCYS Intake Screening Form noted that there was no present or impending danger.
By taking custody of Baby Brandon without any effort to corroborate the drug test and without talking to the parent, LCCYS policy did not provide sufficient protection for the fundamental parental rights involved in light of the drastic nature of the deprivation. The LCCYS action in this case was an arbitrary use of government power which transcended the realm of negligence and deliberate indifference. [Caseworker Eva] Lightel stated: “I have the hospital saying she tested positive and that was enough for me [to get an ex parte order to take the child].” The removal of Baby Brandon based solely on Jameson’s report of the initial urine screen — with no individualized investigation — shocks the conscience and violates Plaintiff’s substantive due process rights.
Side note of my own:
It is common knowledge that employees who eat poppy seeds (bagels, whatever) fail the less expensive drug tests (register a false positive) used by many employers. Hence, unions push for a requirement that a more reliable (more expensive followup be used before putative action. Also, IIRC all federal agencies required the more expensive test before punitive action.
For the more expensive test solution (also testing for thebaine) see:
Personal note Re: my last:
The 75 days really hit home for me.
One of my kids was in neonatal IC for a month. The staff at the Childrens Hospital lectured us (in a good sense) about parental (particularity mother-child) bonding. They worked very hard to assure that my wife (and occasionally I) held, cuddled, rocked the baby (tubes, wires, at al) every day.
Boxed up somewhere, around here, I still have the literature that they gave us on the long-term negative effect of not creating that bond.
So, I can’t help but wonder about the long-term impact of the LCCYS’s policy/action, in this case.
I hope the mom who had her baby taken from her for 75 days gets a $1 million judgment. (She could probably use it, given that she had 2 children by age 20).
But seriously, I hope she gets some justice.
Meh. Bound to happen eventually. She was having a rough run lately.
There seems to be a palpable desperation among right-wingers as of late. The narratives they’ve been directed to forward have been imploding on them one-by-one and/or are so tired and worn out that they have zero punch left and there just aren’t enough new “scandles” to keep the rotation fresh.
Think about it: every single Obama-ending bombshell has turned out to be a complete dud. People are leaving the party like rats from the Titanic. The mid-terms aren’t that far away and they can’t enact enough voter ID laws fast enough to save themselves. Plus, it’s getting close enough now that they have to plan on refocusing their attacks on President-to-be Clinton. They’ll have two years where they can either abandon the assault on Obama and focus on Hillary, or risk fighting a two-theater war which may very well further disillusion their constituents. It’s hard enough to keep their war dogs focused on one topic; wait until they have two targets and multiple topics. They can’t just leave Obama be; they’ve been trained to hate everything about him.
The GOP seems to be a victim of its own success. They took the party hard right with the embrace of the volatile Tea Party and it ended up punching a hole in the hull. The rabid devotion and loyalty of their newly acquired tools made the rest of the handlers blind to the water rapidly filling below decks. Being the reactionaries that they are, nobody opened the hold and took a look, nobody kicked on the bilge just for maintenance. No, as usual, they sat on their ass until one of them looked out one day and noticed how bad she was listing. And now the scramble is on to save her before she turns turtle and drowns them all.
Of course, the GOP still has one thing still going for them. Those TP war dogs will remain loyal to them until the bow slams into the bottom. There’s just simply no one else who’ll embrace their special brand of sheer lunacy.
If only someone would have warned them that they were opening Pandora’s Box. Oh, that’s right… we were absolutely screaming at them about it. But they wanted to win! Desperate measures had to be taken to save the face that Bush had lost…
…and it will end up costing them everything.
Re: Dan Casey | September 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm
Having worked in Texas a bit, I can assure you that they have a highly diverse population.
One, weekend I went to the San Antonio Fiesta (a nearly two week affair, IIRC). They had acts from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to New Orleans. They had flower children to military parades.
Texas is a bit of a world unto itself but if it is anything it is not homogenous.
pammy hasn’t left. She CAN’T leave. She can’t leave this blog alone, and she knows that. Her ruminations here ease the pain of a mostly sad existence.
Just think about it, folks: we have probably saved pammala’s life. (Not that there was much to save, but hey . . .)
While I dislike pammala and consider her pitiful, this comment IMO is really going too far, Dan. “This blog prevents pammala from attaching a hose to the pipe of the Ford Escort in her driveway and ending it all.” It’s uncalled for and I know you’re a better person than that.
Debbie@59. . .Agreed; the entire post@58 is appalling especially considering
info revealed @34 as well as the denigration of the State of Texas @51.
Dan doesn’t really hate to appear snobby; he just hates. Therefore, he deems it appropriate to denigrate pretty much anything or anyone with a
conservative viewpoint; liberal progressive narcissism allows this apparently.
Considering all the crap that pammala has posted on this blog, I don’t think comment #34 went too far. It really doesn’t tell you anything, except that she’s a liar which most people suspected anyway. It doesn’t reveal in any way who she is. By her continuous lies on this blog, she opened herself up for that. That she responded to his email with a different email address that revealed her real name, is a little strange. She wanted him to find out who she is.
No one needs to reveal their real name on here, or where they work at, but lying to make yourself out to be something that you’re not is really sad, and reveals a deep insecurity IMO. It makes me have sympathy for her, which I never thought I would.
References to suicide are beyond the pale bad though. It’s ugly, from a man that I know has a good heart.
Leon is upset that I have revealed pammala did not own a 7-eleven, that she is not retired, both of which she claimed. Those were intentional falsehoods.
Leon is appalled that I would expose the lies. Well of course he is! He also gets appalled when I call him out on tripe such as Minor v Happensett. Which is not precedent for ANYTHING, except in Leon’s fervent imagination.
Leon got upset when I posted the entire opinion, which he intentionally, and falsely, argues has been buried. It hasn’t, and posting it on this blog eviscerates that untruthful claim. And Leon got upset that I bolded 2 relevants grafs in it.
I think we all get why Leon is so appalled. In his book, bad = good, black = white, and up = down. And lies are good; the truth is always appalling.
You’re right, Debbie. I’ve edited that comment.
Thank you, Dan.
Dan, I agree with you, Texas is messed up.
#5… GOP-owned News station total BS ? It would appear to me that the stations of BS are the ones with the least viewers and struggling to even stay on…..CNN, MSNBC, etc. ALL liberal and all with the lowest ratings. Hmmmmm…..
Leon….Casey preaches `Tolerance`, but can`t manage to practice it…much like the rest of the leftist hypocrites. Just read the posts in this `blog`…on ANY given day.
Here is an idea:
Roanoke Times should rent Roanoke Civic Center
and set up wrestling ring.
Sell tickets for main event.
Dangerous Dan Casey vs
Best two out of three,
NO holds barred.
Proceeds to go to Meals on Wheels or Habitat for Humanity.
Tickets could be sold for $15 bucks, it would be a sellout.
Oh, forgot to mention the costumes for the above event.
Dangerous Dan could enter the event riding his
10-speed wearing a VT football helmet, cowboy boots
and a bright orange speedo.
Pammala could could come marching in dressed as the
Church Lady character from Saturday Night Live.
I see the playground is alive and well. What happened to the civility request and blog rule?
“The Waco siege was a siege of a compound belonging to the religious group Branch Davidians by American federal and Texas state law enforcement and military between February 28 and April 19, 1993.
The Branch Davidians, a Christian sect led by David Koresh, lived at Mount Carmel Center ranch in the community of Elk, Texas, nine miles (14 kilometers) east-northeast of Waco. The group was suspected of weapons violations and a search and arrest warrant was obtained.
The incident began when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) attempted to raid the ranch. An intense gun battle erupted, resulting in the deaths of four agents and six Branch Davidians. Upon the ATF’s failure to raid the compound, a siege was initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the standoff lasting 51 days. Eventually, the FBI launched an assault and initiated a tear gas attack in an attempt to force the Branch Davidians out. During the attack, a fire engulfed Mount Carmel Center and 76 men, women, and children, including David Koresh, died.”
Kinda sounds like Syria doesn’t it?
And what is awood’s definition of tolerance? Tolerance of lies and other FALSE statements? Some RWers — and awood is certainly one — believe they have the “right” to invent facts without rebuttal. When they get called on the stuff they MAKE UP they whine about “tolerance.”
It’s a hoot!
” What happened to the civility request and blog rule?”
Suzie (now gone, thank heavens) and pammala (even though Dan frequently deletes her posts).
#60 Leon, despite what was revealed in #34, I still haven’t the foggiest notion who pammala is. The most I know about the being known as pammala came from pammala itself. IF she was telling the truth, I know that she went to PH and is about the same age as my sister. That narrows it down more than anything Dan said.
Now, Leon, have you guessed who she is from what Dan said? I thought not. Quit whining.
Rob Thommins @ 10:23 I don’t support attacking Syria, but I don’t see it at all comparable to the Branch Davidians.
Dan@62. . .you are severely mistaken. If you will recall I have linked the SC case on Minor v Happersett numerous times and therefore, applaud it being made known. It is SC precedent on the definition of Natural Born Citizen.
Dan has not, nor cannot, refute it although he has tried to spin it various ways. BTW, the case being precedent is evidenced by the willful hiding of
links to the case on Justia in 2008 by someone who obviously did not want
it to be known.
It would appear that the LIB approach is to denigrate anyone or anything that
does not support their viewpoint. This doe not change the truth.
IMO, it is the LIBS that live in a reality supported only by lies and distortion.
This administration has a very clear and concise record of blatantly lying to the American public such as Benghazi, Fast & Furious and all the rest of the
phony scandals. The phony isn’t scandals; the phony is POTUS.
Debbie @ 10:47am
The Federal Government of the U.S. used gas on U.S. citizens.
The result is that the gas caught fire and killed 76 people.
Granted the explosion was not intended, but the result
was the same, people both in Syria and the U.S. died
at the hands of their respective governments.
awood | September 8, 2013 at 9:32 am
Why do you even still show up here, awood? I mean, you’re batting a big fat 0.000 since you came here and have been proven to be the anonymous, hiding coward that I assumed you to be. Where’s my email, tough guy? I thought you wanted to “settle this like men”. Typical. Launch an open threat… run like hell when it gets called.
It’s hilarious how the three main people on this blog who shovel the most vitriolic and convoluted BS are the ones complaining about tolerance. I mean, awood “T.J.” McRevolutionary, Leon “The Birther Prince” Fauxcabulary and pammala “YOURE A STUPID LIAR. God bless” O’Business-Owner aren’t exactly lighthouses of tolerance. Guess what, kids? The fact that you were allowed to post that crap here in the first place is tolerance. What you want is acceptance of your BS as truth, not tolerance. People blast your dubious and false assertions all to hell and your wails for tolerance start ringing out.
You continually come here with junk info that you haven’t even vetted (if it fits your narrative, it goes on the screen) and get upset at us when it bombs and makes you look like a fool? Hmm. It seems to me that you should be mad at the ones providing your false information. Conditioning is strange mistress when it comes to ideology. She treats you like a red-headed stepchild and gives you nothing in return, but she rings that bell and the drool starts flowing, without fail.
Look, just because you’re willing to be spoon-fed exactly what you want to hear and eat that crap like it’s the Good Word doesn’t mean that others are that naive. The fact that any of your comments that contain blatant lies get approved is tolerance. I think you guys aren’t bright enough to realize that they get approved only so we can all point out the willful ignorance of your clown show. You guys are the sideshow attractions to our circus. But don’t you dare act like you don’t still have a place and a voice here.
You’re stretching, Rob Thommins, and the situations still aren’t comparable in my eyes.
Rob Thommins: please note differences between sarin and CS gas. Sarin is a nerve agent, meant to kill people (in a very excruciating way, I might add). CS is meant to subdue and disperse people. Their level of potency is worlds apart and their respective use, regardless of outcome, is not even in the same ballpark.
Your analogy is dubious, at best.
Rob Thommins, besides the crucial difference in the lethality of the agents cited by J.M., your failed analogy loses sight of the fact that violence at the Waco compound was initiated by the Koresh cult, not by government officials doing a job they’re legitimately authorized to do. Had the Davidians peacefully let the arrest warrant be served, child welfare examined and the suspected weapons violations investigated, there wouldn’t have been ten deaths that first day.
Now, how many American officials have the Syrians deliberately murdered so far, as the Davidians did before anything else had happened there?
Anyone had an experience with the Cedars Lebanese Restaurant, which was reviewed in the Roanoke times this past week.
That review appeared to be comparing it to the Lebanese Taverna in DC.
But not sure if that just an off-hand lead-in, a reference to the style of food or a reference to quality?
FWIIW, the Lebanese Taverna was one of our favorite spots when we lived in Maryland – albeit I liked the older ambiance more than their “contemporary feel.” Even the food seem better fifteen years ago than on recent trips.
Any of our foodies tried the Cedars? (If you posted here before I didn’t make the connection.)
Any here eaten at both the Lebanese Taverna and the Cedars Lebanese Restaurant? If so, how do they stack up?
We will drive up to Roanoke to check out the Cedars, just for the variety, if nothing else. However, I don’t want to have too high of expectations, only to be disappointed because of unrealistic expectations.
Or if you prefer: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/320867-warren-to-address-afl-cio-amid-presidential-murmurs
Amid presidential murmurs, Warren to address AFL-CIO
By Kevin Bogardus – 09/08/13 07:00 AM ET
I have never eaten at the Lebanese Taverna, so can’t compare the two, Dave H. I was a little less enthusiastic about Cedars than the RT reviewer but we will return. I had the beef kabob. Some pieces were cooked more than the medium I wanted (although not so overcooked as to warrant sending back) and some pieces weren’t marinated or spiced quite as well as others. My wife was quite satisfied with her chicken. I can’t have gluten, so couldn’t try anything involving bread or pita. Based on just one visit so far, I like the old Issacs better (from its earlier days), but as I said, we’ll be giving it another shot.
President Obama “holds office at a time when the presidency itself has ceded much of its power and authority to Congress.”
Talk about 180* difference of opinion: http://tinyurl.com/q3w38e2
Or if you prefer: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/sunday-review/the-hands-tied-presidency.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0
[Note: the article does not limit the condition of too little power in the WH to just the current administration. ]
I could not disagree more.
Today’s dysfunctional Congress, which has accomplish little including relatively little to hold the executive in check. Their stalemates have less to do with the checks and balances and more to do with internal failures to do their job, within their role in those checks and balances — IMHO.
If anything, IMHO, Congress’s failure has created, by default, an extensive delegation of quasi-legislative authority to the executive branch — which has abetted the accumulation of executive power.
Another round of the ongoing attacks on class action: http://tinyurl.com/osw38ru
Or if you prefer: http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2013/09/06/sears-whirlpool-ask- scotus-to-eviscerate-consumer-class-actions/
Sears, Whirlpool ask SCOTUS to eviscerate consumer class actions
By Alison Frankel
September 6, 2013
When the U.S. Supreme Court opens its next term in October, one of the justices’ critical decisions will be whether to grant review of one or more of the three defective-washer cases that will be before them.
Re: gdad | September 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm
That certainly tones down unrealistically high expectations.
Dave Hicks, I’ve never been to the Taverna, but I have eaten at Cedars and I love their meat pies, but not too crazy about anything else that I’ve tried. I did enjoy their Lebanese meatloaf, it was flavorful, but don’t like the fact that it comes with potatoes and a large serving of rice. It should have one starch and one veggie side IMO. But that’s just my opinion.
I tried the Shish Tawook wrap for lunch one day, which contains grilled chicken topped with lettuce, garlic sauce, and pickles in homemade pita bread and didn’t like it at all. The chicken didn’t taste grilled and it’s supposed to be marinated, but I couldn’t taste any marinade. It was bland and the pita bread was tough and not good at all. The family that owns the restaurant is very friendly, but after my lunch experience I haven’t been back. I was disappointed because I love Middle Eastern food and really wanted to like their food.
Not that I disagree with what he said, but SCOTUS Justice focusing on the role of a specific religion in governance bothers me.
Or if you prefer: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/At-Houston-lecture-Scalia-explores-Christian-4794443.php?t=1c711cf5704c5e314b
At Houston lecture, Scalia explores Christian virtues and economic systems
By Cindy George
September 6, 2013
“The cardinal sin of capitalism is greed, but the cardinal sin of socialism is power. I’m not sure there’s a clear choice between those evils,” Scalia said. “While I would not argue that capitalism as an economic system is inherently more Christian than socialism … it does seem to me that capitalism is more dependent on Christianity than socialism is. For in order for capitalism to work – in order for it to produce a good and a stable society – the traditional Christian virtues are essential.”
Re: Debbie | September 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm
After the review, I had high hopes. But . . . .
You’re welcome, Dave Hicks. I had high hopes too…
Re: my comment of the Scalia speech:
My lack of disagreement was not based on:
1) some folks’ concepts of “traditional Christian virtues.
2) any concept that the golden rule and the values of the Beatitudes, etc are exclusively Christian.
3) that the cardinal sin of power does not exist within capitalism, also.
Rather, I believe that for our form and any form of goverment and economic system concept that the golden rule and the values of the Beatitudes (regardless how cited) are needed to offset the power of “moi.”
I don’t expect this to end the discussion, but at last someone on their side has said enough is enough and the story is over.
“Will Congress approve taking action in Syria? First they have to approve taking action in Congress.” http://on.cc.com/17EQHWj
They won’t be missed.
Or if you prefer: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NSA_SURVEILLANCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
Sep 8, 3:53 PM EDT
Ruling allowed NSA search of domestic email
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration quietly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 for the National Security Agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its huge databases of intercepted phone calls and emails, according to a published report.
The Washington Post reported Saturday that officials in 2011 got the court to lift the ban on those kinds of searches, which the court imposed in 2008 at the government’s request. The court also extended the length of time the NSA is allowed to retain intercepted communications from five to six years.
The search authority has been used, the Post reported, noting that the permission to search and keep data longer expanded the NSA’s authority in significant ways without public debate or any specific authority from Congress.
Close all the military bases. Get a refund for every federal dollar invested in the state. Let me know that none of the banks in the state can participate in the Federal Reserve System or any of the benefits that entails. Remove all federal border patrol, Coast Guard and other protective services from the coast & border areas. Let the parents of all college students know that none of their students are eligible for any federal Title IV aid programs. That alone will likely close most of the colleges & universities in the state. Remind all Texas citizens over the age of 62 or 65 they are no longer eligible for Social Security and Medicare. Let them work through that list & I’m sure the secession movement will be short lived.
Third sentence of my 5 p.m. comment should read “Let them know…” I was laughing too hard at the time to check typing.
FWIIW, Texas is one of the States that gets back less that they put in in taxes, i.e., $0.94 on the dollar collected ( as apposed to Virginia’s $1.51 on the dollar collected) — per the last complication that I have seen. [ http://taxfoundation.org/article/federal-spending-received-dollar-taxes-paid-state-2005 ]
However, I still agree with Ron.
BTW, wonder if they would have to create an income tax, were they to seduced?
Ron, they’re putting their mouths in motion without putting their brains in gear.
Will Texas take all of their prisoners with them, or will they just have a mass execution?
Spell checker road kill that sort of works.
“BTW, wonder if they would have to create an income tax, were they to seduced” was intended to be “BTW, wonder if they would have to create an income tax, were they to secede.”
However, it would work were the word “be” to be added — “BTW, wonder if they would have to create an income tax, were they to [be] seduced.” — as in be attract to “a belief or into a course of action that is inadvisable or foolhardy.”
Can Texas take Oklahoma with it when it secedes, PLEASE?
And Kansas, too?
TX, OK, & KS as a barrier to interstate, rail, and overflight commerce?
Be careful what you wish for.
I am not a football fan, but if Texas secedes will the Dallas Cowboys be out of the NFL?
If Texas were to secede, how long do you think it would take Mexico to reacquire it? Or, the Federales would just tell the drug cartels that the door is now open for them to make their own country. The suddenly under-defended state would be a free-for-all. Gulf coast ports, especially, would turn into a literal anarchic war zone.
My bet: three months before the Independent Republic of Texas was screaming for our help. Then again, that Texas Pride is one hell of an animal…
How long after their first hurricane will they be calling for federal help and then remember it no longer exists for them? Oops
I understand the NFL has been wanting to go international. That would also include the Houston franchise in the NFL. Of course the NBA & Major League Baseball would be involved. Probably most important would be all the Texas universities being kicked out of the NCAA football & basketball conferences.
Somehow I don’t think those calling for secession have thought it all out.
They rarely have Debbie!
Some of that Gov’t Intelligence in action, Ron.
“If Texas were to secede, how long do you think it would take Mexico to reacquire it? Or, the Federales would just tell the drug cartels that the door is now open for them to make their own country. The suddenly under-defended state would be a free-for-all. Gulf coast ports, especially, would turn into a literal anarchic war zone.
My bet: three months before the Independent Republic of Texas was screaming for our help. Then again, that Texas Pride is one hell of an animal.”
We need a big-ass, high-tech fence. It would go around Texas, Okalhoma and Kansas. The new country would be known as Dumfukkistan. And yes, it would be quickly annexed by Mexico, whose citizens would pejoratively refer to the natives of the colonized territory as “estupidos.”
Ron May | September 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm – “Hillary, Not to start an argument, but I have friends who are on the far left who are just as unwilling to hear a different perspective or a different set of facts. Therein, in my view, lies the problem we currently face. The extremes of both parties are controlling the debate and as a result nothing of value gets done. The moderates of both sides, because they want to survive politically, are keeping their mouths shut. Our nation is the ultimate loser as a result.”
Well Ron, I will respectfully disagree. Where, on the Democratic side, do we have a comparable and “extreme”, Michelle Bachmann, an Allen West, a Joe Walsh, or Todd Akin, or Pat Toomey. or Jim DeMint, or Rick Santorum, or Dick Cheney. or Donald Trump, or Rush Limbaugh ..Pat Robertson, or the “Friends” at Fox?
Where are the comparable false “facts” by the “far left” like Obama was not born in the Us, Obama is a Kenyan, Obama is a Muslim; the President wants to confiscate your guns; Iraq has WMD, the 47%.slackers.?
Ever try and have a rational factual conversation with a TP person?
There is absolutely no amount of information that can be presented to disprove their “facts”…and heaven knows I have had those conversations. It is much like speaking English to a non-English speaking person…just a blank look in their eyes.
You see their “facts” represented on this blog on a regular basis. No matter what actual numerical, empirical, scientific factual information presented, they will simply repeat lies as if they were facts.
Where have you seen that reflected on Dan’s blog by the “far” left? Where are the comparable awoods, pammalas, Franks, Leons et al on this blog?
No I do not buy that the far right is equal to the far left…I reject this as a false equivalence equation.
If Texas secedes, it guarantees Rick Perry won’t be running for President anymore.
Good question to ponder:
Does it Matter if US Intervention in Syria Violates the UN Charter?
By Ilya Somin on September 8, 2013 6:38 pm
Most international law experts agree that a US military intervention in Syria would violate the United Nations charter, which forbids the use of force against another state except in self-defense or when authorized by a UN Security Council Resolution. In this case, the Assad regime has not attacked the United States, and there is no chance of a Security Council resolution authorizing intervention, because Russia and China would veto it.
What do you think?
FWIIW, I tend to agree with Ilya.
I’m still not trying to start an argument, however, below are a few quotes from Democrats that, in my view, prove the GOPTea Party doesn’t have an exclusive franchise on stupid.
My greater point however was that the far left friends I know were as unwilling to consider points of view on issues like tax reform, social security/medicare reform, economic policy, etc. that would help move our nation forward. I just attended a reunion of family members from my mother’s family. While we typically try diligently to avoid political discussions during such events we were not totally successful and my views about the great political divide were reinforced.
”No matter what the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world, George W. Bush says, we’re here to tell you: Not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of the American people … support your revolution.”
—Harry Belafonte, speaking alongside Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
”It’s like Goebbels. Goebbels invented this kind of propaganda.”
—California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown, comparing billionaire GOP nominee Meg Whitman’s saturation campaign effort to that of a Nazi minister of propaganda, June 10, 2010
”What about saying she’s a whore?”
—an unidentified campaign aide talking to Jerry Brown about potential strategies to use against Brown’s gubernatorial opponent Meg Whitman (the private conversation was inadvertently captured on a voicemail Brown left for a union official, when Brown failed to hang up the phone)
”Don’t fear the terrorists. They’re mothers and fathers.”
”My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”
—Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) expressing concern during a congressional hearing that the presence of a large number of American soldiers might upend the island of Guam
”Look at what they [Republicans] value, and look at their budget. And look what they’re proposing. [Romney] said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks write their own rules — unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”
—Joe Biden, speaking to a largely African-American audience in Danville, Va., Aug. 14, 2012
”Why would you want to put people in charge of government who just don’t want to do it? I mean, you wouldn’t expect to see al Qaeda members as pilots.”
—Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), on the prospects of Republicans taking back control of Congress, May 21, 2010
”Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.”
—Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, D.C.
”What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary?”
—Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, D.C.
A ”light skinned” African-American ”with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
—Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, arguing in 2008 that race would help rather than hurt Barack Obama’s eventual presidential bid (Reid’s comments were published in the book ”Game Change”)
”See, Barack’s been talking down to black people on this faith-based…I want to cut his nuts off.”
—Jesse Jackson, caught on an open mic whispering to a colleague about Barack Obama, whom he was criticizing for lecturing African Americans about taking more responsibility for raising children, July 6, 2008
Ron May, besides the quotes, [which as you see I didn't provide because there are always stupid people who, by accident or design, provide stupid quotes], where are the comparables to Rush Limbaugh, or the distorted national “news”programming like Fox, or millionaire christian preachers like Pat Robertson on the “far” left. Where is an analogous Tea Party? Where are the “far left” posters on Dan’s blog that are like the RWers here?
From my original post @114:
“You see their “facts” represented on this blog on a regular basis. No matter what actual numerical, empirical, scientific factual information presented, they will simply repeat lies as if they were facts.
Where have you seen that reflected on Dan’s blog by the “far” left? Where are the comparable awoods, pammalas, Franks, Leons et al on this blog?
As the old saying goes, we can agree that we disagree.
Rep. Hank Johnson appears to be an idiot.
Yes we can Hillary!
And yes, it would be quickly annexed by Mexico, whose citizens would pejoratively refer to the natives of the colonized territory as “estupidos.” – Dan
“los gringos locos”
J.M. White, that video of the girl setting herself on fire was a prank set up by Jimmy Kimmel. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/10/jimmy-kimmel-admits-twerking-fail-girl-video-was-totally-fake_n_3897484.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009
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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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