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They speak English but they don’t know how to spell.
It’s a good thing our president has “al quada on the run”,
’cause goodness knows, “bin laden is dead”.
“It’s a good thing our president has “al quada on the run”,
’cause goodness knows, “bin laden is dead”.
–posted by Frank
Ah, Frank, thank you for that post. Anything in the world that goes wrong, “IT’S ALL OBAMA’S FAULT!!!”
You’ve just offered ironclad evidence of your own ridiculous irrelevancy.
The irony of that sign is that often when Americans travel to other countries, their most often heard complaint is – “gee, they don’t even speak English!”
I call it the “Ugly American” syndrome.
Thanks for your comment.
By the way, how long do you think it will it be until obama issues an …exemption… to his liberal union supporters, to his and his liberal minions’ job-killing, take-home pay-reducing, obumacare program, …in your opinion?
Here’s another one for you to opine about: if we …have… to have obumacare, why shouldn’t all Americans have the same obumacare treatment status as does congress and obuma? What about federal employees?
It doesn’t take too much to observation to figure out why Americans are not universally loved when they travel. Like demanding a Chicago newspaper at a newsstand in Nice. I saw that one myself.
Yeah, Dan, I guess you didn’t hear we’re responsible for all the malls in Kenya, now. The House passed a law saying that since Obama was a Kenyan, he had to provide security there for the shoppers. Oh, he also has to pick up ol’ Hey Frank’s dry cleaning for him twice a week.
Or if you prefer: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/15/tech/internet-rules/index.html ?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fedition_technology+%28RSS%3A+Technology%29&utm_content=Netvibes
Meet the Rules of the Internet
By Todd Leopold, CNN
updated 10:29 AM EST, Fri February 15, 2013
(CNN) — Hello!
Welcome to the Internet. It’s a big place, so let me show you around.
You’re approaching Oversharing Pass, where residents routinely post too much information. The Facebook Gorge and Twitter Triangle are particularly nefarious time-sucks. Restraint is advised.
Up ahead is Hyperbole Junction, which is the Worst. Spot. Ever. We recommend that you maintain an even keel and stay to the center; the extreme left and right can be dangerous.
And over there is the infamous Lair of Sociopaths, the home of trolls and loners who mercilessly mock everyone who enters their territory. Watch your step: They may trip you up and you’ll fall into the Chasm of Lulz.
Hyperbole Junction? The Lair of Sociopaths? They must be talking about this blog.
I can repeat myself too:
Frank, Frank, Frank, your run as an imbecile continues unabated. It was actually George W. Bush who coined that “iconic” phrase…in 2006: “Absolutely, we’re winning. Al-Qaeda is on the run.”
And since you want to hold Obama accountable for every remark he’s ever made, check out the top of the page…
Poor George’s Almanac: A 2008 Calendar
“I can tell you this: If I’m ever in a position to call the shots, I’m not going to rush to send somebody else’s kids into a war.” We all know how well that one turned out…
You really need to stop, because in this particular game of “who wore it best?”, you can NEVER win.
What’s the old joke…
What do you call someone who speaks several languages? “Multilingual”
What do you call someone who speaks two languages? “Bilingual”
What do you call someone who speaks only one language? “American!!”
And just remember when you are travelling abroad. If they don’t understand you, just speak slower & louder!
And Frank, as I know you do not look beyond your handlers for information, and you are in solidarity with the unions now:
“In July, I co-wrote a letter to Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi expressing our concerns about specific provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the potential unintended consequences of those provisions. The concerns outlined in that letter have been taken out of context by anti-worker legislators and political organizations in an attempt to bolster their own arguments against the ACA. They are further trying to show that there is some broad movement to derail the ACA from all sides of the political spectrum.
“Though we may have concerns with specific provisions of the ACA, we share the president’s goal of ensuring that every American has affordable access to top-quality health care. It is on this main point that we disagree wholeheartedly with the efforts of extreme right-wing Republicans to gut the ACA. Any suggestion otherwise is simply political posturing.
“I call on Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. David Vitter and others to cease and desist from misusing our constructive comments in their destructive campaign to hobble the president and the nation.
“Working Americans are fed up with the continued cycle of holding the government and the economy hostage to achieve some empty political victory. Working families are the only people hurt by Republican maneuverings to shut down the government and play Russian roulette with the debt ceiling.”
My absolute favorite GW Bush quote which demonstrated how clueless he was about the average American:
“You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn’t it? I mean, that is fantastic that you’re doing that.” —President George W. Bush, to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005
“You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn’t it? I mean, that is fantastic that you’re doing that.” —President George W. Bush, to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005.”
–Post by Hillary
America, the land where you have the opportunity to work as many low-paying jobs all at once, as you want.
That’s FREEDOM, baby!
Is George W. Bush to blame for the Al Quaeda attacks in London and Spain?
I would say no but Frank apparently disagrees.
al-Shabab attacked the mall, another wannabe terrorist (cowards) group attacking innocent people. How’s that uninformed voter thing working for you?
#11 Bill, I saw the movie critic on the Today show years ago, interviewing actor Gerard Depardieu. GD didn’t speak English very well, and the critic was yelling his questions. I thought, you idiot, he’s French, not deaf.
Re: Bill | September 27, 2013 at 11:45 am
What do you call someone who“Multilingual” or “Bilingual”, but pretends to not understand tourist in his home country? “French.”
FWIIW, I worked with a French national in NYC once who told me, “Make you a deal, You don’t judge Frenchmen by NYC’s so called French waiters and I’ll not judge Americans by NYC’s cab drivers.”
wow. All I can say is “wow”.
…looks like libs need mental health care more than they do obumacare…
They …name… their babies to be aborted…they hold them after they are aborted…they take their aborted babies’ little baby …footprints… Seriously.
hey BJ @ #16,
I think you forgot to identify al shabab as an al quada affiliated terrorist organization.
And congratulations, I think you win the prize!
I posted this on the Thursday open but everyone had moved on by then.
This link shows how low contemptible the right wing has become. This Koch backed group is running TV ads of discouraging young people from enrolling in Obamacare.
The TV ad below is just friggin’ creepy. What is it about the RWers’ obsession with sticking things in a woman’s vagina?
Dan, I’m eagerly awaiting Bill O’Reilly’s new book “Killing Jesus” wherein he claims Jesus died to protect the Jews from taxes.
Bill O also claims that G*d told him personally to write the book.
Americans who travel abroad should have the courtesy to learn at least a few basic phrases in the language of the country they are visiting. By the same token, people who actually LIVE in this country need to learn English and not expect that signs, ballots, DMV forms, etc be created in the language of the country they voluntarily left behind. As a refugee from Mexifornia, I have witnessed first hand the chaos and Balkinization that a multi-lingual society creates.
Hey Bill Perdue,
I think your link should be viewed along with the link I posted in #19.
I’m serious. I can’t make this stuff up.
Once I wandered into a motel’s bar in Sherbrooke, Quebec. It had been a 90-mile day on the bike, shepherding 10 kids, and the weather was hot. I wanted a a shot of bourbon with a beer chaser.
The bartender was this beautiful and petite blonde who had a nice sparkle in her green eyes.
“A shot of bourbon and a beer,” I said.
“Ber-baughn?” she said quizzically, with a French accent. “Qu’est-ce Ber-baughn?
Oh sugar, I thought. In my three years of high school French, the teacher had neglected to teach us the translations for varieties of alcohol.
“Jim Beam,” I said, the thirst growing.
“Jim Beam?” she said. “Qu’est-ce Jim Beam?”
This can’t be, I thought. I didn’t even know how to say whiskey in French. Later I realized she was probably playing with me, the way those Quebecers will sometimes do with English-only speakers.
“Gimmee a shot of Canadian Club,” I growled.
She served it up with a smile.
Bill Perdue, an elderly relative of mine just got a targeted mailing from the Va. GOTP for Cuccinelli’s campaign that plays up all kinds of exaggerated scaremongering over healthcare (“punishes seniors…reckless (used multiple times)…etc). It’s pretty clear that healthcare’s going to be the GOTP’s main card for the whole midterm election cycle (through next year), or at least until individual candidates find their own favorite boogeyman.
Also, Bill Perdue, some states have actually banned healthcare facilitators from giving the public information about the ACA. Talk about obstruction!
Here frankie, educate yourself, an affiliate of al qaeda is not al qaeda. Totally different agendas, but the same cowardly tactics. Your prize awaits!
Talk about a bunch of spoiled brats who are still pissed that their side lost. They should be kicked completely off the playground.
Notice that Frank has nary a reply to the folks who show him how distorted or juvenile his posts are.
Sometimes bipartisanship does exist.
“The Senate on Friday approved stopgap spending legislation to keep the federal government open without gutting President Obama’s health care law, setting up a weekend showdown with the House that will decide whether much of the government shuts down at midnight Monday.
The 54-to-44 vote for final passage followed a more critical moment when the Senate, in a bipartisan rebuke to Republican hard-liners, cut off debate on the legislation. The 79-to-19 vote included the top Republican leadership and easily exceeded the 60-vote threshold to break a filibuster.
The Senate then voted along party lines, 54 to 44, to strip out House Republican language that tied further funding of the government to defunding the health care law. That vote required only a simple 51-vote majority.”
READ MORE »
#19 Frank, you really haven’t a clue about this kind of thing. You should just STFU. Seriously, you dolt:
“But with a fetal indications patient—if she refers to it as her baby, I’ll refer to it as her baby. If she’s named the baby, I’ll use the baby’s name too. I would say that most of these patients do decide to see and hold their baby, although many of them have a hard time dealing with the idea at first. We’ll take remembrance photographs, we’ll give them a teddy bear, the footprints. I mean, imagine being six months pregnant and finding out your baby’s missing half its brain, and you’ve got this nursery you’ve painted at home, you’re so ready…”
Were I the headline editor, I require a “might” (or some other conditional) in this The Atlantic headline. Be that as it may, it is still scary, IMHO.
Or if you prefer: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/09/if-you-thought-em- citizens-united-em-was-bad-wait-for-this-supreme-court-case/280011/
If You Thought Citizens United Was Bad, Wait for This Supreme Court Case
A Supreme Court ruling in favor of Shaun McCutcheon would set the stage for totally eliminating remaining campaign-finance laws.
Norm Ornstein Sep 26 2013, 9:14 AM ET
t is tempting to think that there is only one issue hitting Washington these days: the coming apocalypse over a government shutdown and a possible default. It is, to be sure, the Big One, and it should dominate our discussion and analysis. But there are many other issues looming out there that deserve broader focus and attention.
Another issue, which is my main topic today, is less about Congress and the executive branch, and more about the other branch — the Supreme Court. On October 8, the Court is going to take up the next big campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. FEC, a challenge to the overall contribution limits for individual donors to candidates and parties, limits that were institutionalized in the Buckley v. Valeo decision in 1976 that undergirds Court jurisprudence on campaign finance.
Any bets, anyone?
Finally, here we go, next up is the bailout of that bastion of liberalism, Detroit!
Who didn’t see this coming?
Libs, unions, and political crooks grind the place into the ground over decades of malfeasance and personal greed….and now, here comes obama to the rescue…so this grossly incompetent city government can continue to suckle the teat of Washington, and all the while continue fleecing taxpayers across the country with abandon.
Here’s the link! Enjoy!
Uh, Frank, Detroit is under emergency management of a Tea Party governor who seized financial control of the city awhile ago.
If anything, this move demonstrates that Obama considers the people of the city more important than the politics of the situation. He’s putting people over politics, Frank.
This is something RWers cannot conceive of. And that’s precisely why Frank is making an issue out of it. Frank doesn’t get it one bit — no surprise there!
Gee, you get Frank to shut the hell up about one idiocy he knows nothing about and he opens his yap about another.
While I hope that a gov’t shutdown is avoided, I can’t help but think that a complete shutdown with no services for a little while might finally show people, what jackasses they elected to Congress. The only problem is that the innocent would suffer along with the guilty.
I agree with Debbie, why aren’t we angry with the whole lot of them? Every year it is the same thing, Continuing resolution for this, continuing resolution for that. Here’s a clue Washington……it’s called a BUDGET! Pass one!! We haven’t had one in four years.
I don’t think they have it in them anymore.
While I tend to agree with you, the 2011 credit downgrade has cost you, me and other taxpayers more than $100 billion in higher interest cost. A government shutdown and failure to pay our obligations will surely lead to another credit downgrade and increase interest costs again. At $50 billion per year now, the increased interest costs alone would add close to $1 trillion to our debt in 10 years. All this by folks who claim, falsely, they want to reduce the size of government.
The irony, Debbie, is that since 2009 the number of government jobs, local, state & federal had declined by July of 2012 by 580,000 jobs. In the last quarter of 2012, government jobs declined by another 89,000. Government is getting smaller. While all this has happened the overall unemployment rate has dropped below 8%. The link below shows where government jobs have been lost the most and it discusses the short & long term consequences of these government job losses have for our nation. It’s not pretty.
The private sector continues to be an engine for growth as the United States recovers from the Great Recession. However, tight budgets force a number of difficult decisions on policymakers (especially state and local ones), who are forced to lay off workers in order to meet their bottom lines. The result is that public-sector employment has been in sharp decline. This has worsened the current economic situation and the nation’s unemployment rate. These cuts – at least in the case of public school teachers – have also compromised our children’s future in ways that fail the even the strictest cost-benefit test. As state and local governments continue to face challenging budgets, a real risk is that they will be forced to make decisions that are both penny and pound foolish.”
I really hope it doesn’t happen, Ron. Hopefully the Republicans with some sense will outnumber the fools.
You’re preaching to the choir, Ron.
Here’s a quick summation of the lunacy of the republican teabaggers’ demands, and why a government shut down will proceed without some more sane republicans stepping up and repudiating the lunatics:
Our challenge today is to explain how Congress evolved into our national nutcase.
…Last week our nation was governed by men and women who were, as a matter of principle, willing to pay the nation’s creditors when the bills were due just as long as the president canceled his central domestic initiative and oil shippers got a new pipe.
But that was then. This week the House Republican leaders were looking at a long, long list of must-haves that also included changes in regulations relating to coal ash, reduction in Civil Service pensions, restrictions on malpractice suits and an end to some greenhouse gas regulations.
So with the republicans, ideology wins out [again] over governance…and the Full Faith and Credit of the United States will be held hostage…why don’t we label these republicans the “terrorist hostage takers” that they are?
The very idea that the Republicans in Congress would dare to say ‘the US will not pay its bills because we don’t like the president or our laws’, which is exactly what they are saying, is just too ludicrous to be respected on any level. Kinda like the right wing BS parrot points they bring here daily. You cannot respect such idiocy!
“Washington is still wrangling over a way to avoid a government shutdown next week, while Republicans are already gearing up to refuse to raise the debt limit — something that no Congress under any other president has ever refused to do.”
“But those presidents were not Barack Obama, the bane of the far right’s existence, and those Congresses were not as infested with members who saw disruption as part of their duty.”
“As long as Obama is president, these folks will be flush with fever. Opposition to Obama is their raison d’être. America’s national interests are subordinate to their selfish ones.”
“The far right needs Obama to fail in order to fulfill their most preposterous prophecies. President Obama must deal with a Republican-controlled House of Representatives that wants nothing more than his demise. There is nothing between the House and the president but a table of cease-fire and surrender at which no one will sit.”
“”The House Republican caucus is full of Captain Ahabs, and Obama is their Moby Dick.”
Sorry Frank but I don’t read breitbart.
It’s a shame that Frank and others do, Bill Perdue. As I’ve said before, I wouldn’t trust a Breitbart story that said it was flooding and had a picture of the correspondent in knee deep water.
Breitbart was the prime funder behind James O’Keefe, the convicted criminal who made a fake documentary the the RWers used to bring down ACORN. O’Keefe later paid an ACORN staffer $100,000 for the illegal smear. O’Keefe later went on to illegally tamper with phones in a senator’s office (this is the federal crime he was convicted of); and creepily tried to lure a female network correspondent onto a sex-toy filled houseboat.
And that’s just scratching the surface of O’Keefe’s ethical lapses.
Debbie | September 28, 2013 at 9:24 am, thanks for sharing that, it is so true. The level of hate and lies aimed at Obama do have mythical proportions. Apparently losing an election makes the Right not even believe in their nation any more. It is really sad.
Yes it is sad, Sandi. Very, very sad. How did we get to this point?
IMO, we got to this point when Jerry Falwell launched the “Moral Majority” and supposed Christians got in bed with politicians. Instead of this “Christian nation” doing the work of Jesus, we became the arrogant, rich, money changers with the blessing of the clergy. The Left had (and has) no effective antidote for those who truly believe they are serving God by voting for these people.
Limbaugh made a career on hate and disinformation and he pioneered the exploitation of angry white men (and women) and helped validate their bigotry against minorities (blacks, immigrants and “the gays”) and liberals (“hippies” “feminazis” and Socialists).
The two together paved the way for Gingrich and the right wing politicians who, thanks mainly to gerrymandering, have continued the fight and lies to the level of utter absurdity and offense to Jesus and to our Constitution while angrily insisting they are defending both.
All we can do is continue to expose the lies, hypocrisy and idiocy. Dan does his part.
You are right. Why give federal taxpayer relief to a political organization which has proven itself over and over and over (that would be decades and decades and decades) again to be incompetent, narrow-minded, and crooked, except of course unless it’s because the folks running that organization are incompetent liberals and crooks, to boot.
Of course good’ ol Dan will bail’em out, because he loves unions, and crooks, apparantly.
It’s pouring federal tax money down a rat hole, is what it is.
How are things going in your state, with education systems crumbling under the wake of obumacare and all?
…people losing jobs, Ron? How about losing paid hours, Ron?
Please tell us all about the wonderful goings on in Indiana with obumacare, Ron.
Education systems in the state of Indiana are suffering because the state has cut funding for public education for the last several years. Some systems have cuts employment levels, not because of the ACA, but because of state funding cuts.
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:38:43 +0000
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!
He welcomes your rants, raves and considered opinions, so long as the language is civil (i.e. no four-letter words). He'll read all your posts and may or may not respond.