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This thread is obviously for hey Frank !
Speaking of Frank, Perry D., Leon, and some of the others all worked up about Pres. Obama shaking hands with Raul Castro, I hope they will let me know what they think of the handshakes shown below.
Just one more to consider. Notice Sen. McCain’s head bow to Mr. Qaddafi.
With all the hate against President Obama and the ACA on this blog, I wonder, before some of the RWers leave, if they care to talk about something that is direly needed in this state, improved funds for mental health care. Gov. McDonnell has proposed $38 million in the new budget to fund mental illness treatment and related programs. But, can he get it passed? That is another question.
Mental health is like gayness. It is most likely present in every family in this state, whether one wants to believe it or not, in a close family member, or that “crazy” aunt, uncle, or grandparent who everyone laughed about.
More importantly, it is a recognizable illness. Environment may have some impact on it, but the causes for much of it have nothing to do with whether or not the parents were Christian, not Christian, Jewish, Muslim, atheists, or somewhere in between.
Until Virginians and the nation can start an honest dialogue about the faults of the current system, absolutely nothing will change. We can bury our head in the sand ten feet and put a concrete wall around our mind, insisting it is someone else’s problem, not ours. Or, we can step up, start an open discussion about it, and hope some politicians around here who wants to be re-elected or elected will take it up as a platform, and run with it.
Creigh Deeds should not have to shoulder the burden alone. It is a burden for every single citizen in this state, and we need to share it by supporting more funds for these necessary cause.
Kudos to the Gov. for streamlining the restoration of civil rights procedures for non-violent offenders. This is long overdue.
Holy cow, how did THIS happen?
I agree with Shirley, as I do think mental health services in our state need to be addressed, although I’ll leave it to the legislators to come up with the $$$…and I suspect that a bunch of ‘em will hear from their constituents on this.
…AND scott whitaker, yes, I agree with you, it’s about time. I never expected it from Gilmore, but sheesh, where have warner and kaine been on this issue?
Shirley and Scott, I am with you. I am glad to see that outgoing Governor McDonnell is trying to take some very positive steps. Some of this might be to burnish his tarnished image, but that doesn’t make mental health initiatives and restoration of civil rights any less important. I am just sorry that it took a young man’s death and a state senator being shot to address the problems in the mental health systems. I’m happy that Governor-elect McAuliffe has vowed to follow up on the mental health issues.
Shirley | December 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm - “With all the hate against President Obama and the ACA on this blog, I wonder, before some of the RWers leave…”
I’ve been away from the blog awhile…so the RWs are leaving? Wow – glad I stopped back for THAT early Christmas gift.
Sincere THANKS for leaving, that will be a gift that will keep on giving.
Now, what’s up with this?
I’m sorry that this guy effectively killed himself, while he was pursuing whatever he was pursuing (maybe he was trying to get away from someone?) while driving his sports car porshe on a public speed at extremely high speed. I’m particularly relieved to know that he didn’t kill anyone besides himself with his unfortunate reckless behavior.
Apparently, earlier reports said that his dad had “begged him” to stop driving as recklessly as he did…obviously to no avail.
The guy died driving a car as though he was on a race track, even though he knew he wasn’t.
Now, according to this report (I don’t know whether these guys have more or less credibility than the NYTs…), the authorities are seeming to pin his death on “speed bumps.”
Be careful what you wish for, Hillary.
Dan mentioned a few days ago that the RT is going to a system later this month where bloggers have to use their real identity, including last name. Several have said they will not be commenting on the blog after that.
You’ll notice quite a bit of difference in bloggers. However, if the newspaper used Facebook, like many other papers do (including the Richmond Times Dispatch), it may draw out an entirely different set of RWs.
He said that he would know more this week, so I’m sure he will let us know when he finds out.
Thanks Shirley for the info. Something like rats deserting the ship, eh?
Sorry, I misspoke earlier, I know Sen. Deeds was injured with a knife, not shot. I apologize for that.
Dan mentioned a few days ago that the RT is going to a system later this month where bloggers have to use their real identity, including last name. Several have said they will not be commenting on the blog after that.”
Won’t be a problem for me…I’m even in the phone book, if anyone remembers what that is.
LOL-Some of us don’t even have a phone book. Or, at least, we can’t find it. No problem there.
For Phittz or whoever it was that was posting recently about suicide being so wrong, this piece written by David Foster Wallace made me understand why it happens sometimes. A friend whose sister committed suicide a few years ago, posted this on her Facebook page. She had also posted it after her sister died. She found it on her computer. I always considered suicide to be such a selfish act, but I’ve never been chronically depressed and in pain that could no longer be endured. I’m not condoning suicide, but this helped me to understand why it happens sometimes.
“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.”
Oops, sorry about the redundancy in my 5:29 post.
One of my classmates committed suicide in her early 40s. A very intelligent woman who finished ranked second in our class of 69, she had had bouts of depression since high school.
What sent her over the edge was losing a job that she didn’t need financially, but was her outlet to the world. It was such a small thing. I’m one of many who has lost jobs, and found another better suited for me.
It was a very sad day when her former classmates gathered, and we all asked ourselves, “Why didn’t Peggy know that her self-worth didn’t depend on that part-time job?”
Too, there is the stigma of depression in our society. Many well-meaning and otherwise intelligent people do not understand that depression IS an illness, and is listed as such in that heavy medical diagnostic book the health community uses.
Perhaps if depression loses its stigma, more suicidal people will speak up and get help. You would think here, in 2013, that would be true. But, alas, the world still sees depression as “selfishness,” “feeling sorry for self,” etc. Sometimes I wonder if that will ever change.
Your friend was very wise to find that passage. It also clearly explains the reason many people trapped in the towers 9/11 jumped out of windows, knowing that death was a certainty.
Noe really Ron, those handshakes, bows, hand-holding and kissing were all different! They didn’t involve Obama. Get a grip man!
Regarding 9/11, yes it does, Shirley.
Kim was in her early 30′s. Her mom is a very good friend of mine and I’m friends with her sister. Her story mirrors your friend Peggy’s somewhat. I’m sorry for your loss btw. She too was very intelligent and had fought depression for years. The last 2 or 3 years of her life seemed to be going great, after a few years that were really bad. She had a good therapist and he had found the right combination of meds that finally seemed to be working.
She had a very good job, had her own place and seemed to be doing great. Then the medicine stopped working. She was seeing her Dr and he was trying everything, but nothing was working. Her mom called her a few times one morning to check on her and when she never answered, she knew she was gone.
I would like to hope that the stigma would go away, but I don’t know. I have deep sympathy for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.
I know Sandi. That’s why I didn’t include the picture of George W. Bush kissing the Saudi king. Their computer screens would have likely blown up.
TMZ.com is a gossip column, no more and no less, and is always looking for innuendos and “according to confidential sources” comments that may or may not be true. Harvey Levin, who owns the syndicated “People’s Court” daytime show, also owns TMZ, and has a syndicated tv show of the same name.
Just consider it the Rush Limbaugh website of the movie star world. Let’s compare both to the acorn and the tree example. Once in a while an acorn that falls off a tree hits a squirrel’s open mouth, but very rarely. In other words, once in a while something both of these sources print has a grain of truth, but not too often.
Frank you realize he wasn’t driving.
I think the whole idea about names is awsome. Come out from behind the curtain all of you.
Frank @#7, your eagerness to make some stupid point (whatever it was wasn’t clear) from a death that doesn’t concern you is disgusting in any case, but doubly so because as usual, you were completely wrong on the facts. Walker was a passenger, not the driver of the car.
Apologize for your libel of the deceased, a-hole, and then try to explain why you did it, or we’ll take your mean spirited lie about the dead actor as further proof of your repugnant nature.
Hey folks, calm down. Yeah, I thought he was driving…in part because I had seen an earlier headline about what his dad had supposedly told him…my bad.
Hey Warren, just look how easy it was to get you all worked up. you need to chill a little, man…take life a little easier, let things role off your back, especially when they were not directed at you, personally, a-hole.
Gee, I think that’s the first time I ever called anyone an “a-hole” publicly!
So glad it was you, Warren.
Well, having been painted with the “radical RW” brush by Dan et al, I’ll comment on McDonnell’s proposal. Personally I’m glad about it. I think it’s a shame the Liberal hope Tim Kaine didn’t do it after all the promises of reform following the VT massacre, but with that incident, like Sandy Hook, liberals couldn’t resist the opportunity for another foray into banality by turning it into another gun control debate.
Better, more effective treatment for the mentally ill, better protocols for mandated follow-up and perhaps most importantly, a willingness of our society to provide the facilities needed to institutionalize some of the more severe patients rather than merely controlling the immediate crisis and then releasing them back on their community are all desperately needed steps to curb the horrendous violence that now plagues our communities. So my thoughts on McDonnell’s initiative . . . more power to him. It should have been done long ago.
On a side note, the “reasonable” and brave liberals here (despite many of them also using only a first name or a pseudonym) railed mercilessly against Bob McDonnell, yet time has shown that he has done many of the things they have forever whined that needed to be done. Take for example the restoration of felons rights. It’s puzzling that the many vaunted Democrats who were Governor over the past several terms were able to do this.
As for Obama shaking Castro’s hand, big flippin’ deal. Much ado about nothing. I was more puzzled by the selfie, but that too seems pretty irrelevant.
On a less political note, but still germane to the issue of the mentally ill and violence, everyone should watch the report below:
It figures you would know more about tmz than I would. I’ll …give… you that one, ok?
Poor kid. Parents named him Colt .45. What idiots.
“I know Sandi. That’s why I didn’t include the picture of George W. Bush kissing the Saudi king. Their computer screens would have likely blown up. “
I want to kiss a Saudi king on the lips. It would be like winning the lottery.
Jeez…hey..frank….maybe if youre going to cite a “source” you should A) read it and B) have some background on it. Don’t you ever tire of getting schooled on here for the numb nuts blather you produce? Maybe take a couple days off and regroup.
Scott Whitaker @ 2:18 pm, I agree wholeheartedly.
heyfrank @ 8:52,
“Hey folks, calm down. Yeah, I thought he was driving…in part because I had seen an earlier headline about what his dad had supposedly told him…my bad.”
That our ol’ heyfrank; shootin’ himself in the foot and asking questions later.
Epic. Just epic. everybody’s got a special purpose; Frank’s is making an ass out of himself.
Ok, folks, here’s another one.
I think this one will bring a tear to your eye, but from laughter, not from sadness! That’s a good thing, right?
The below link from herman cain’s website captures the exact moment when michele’s campaign against obesity was officially thwarted, which was when the president so hopefully reached for the danish…please enjoy, and experience it in the spirit in which it was intended!
Robbie | December 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm
Aren’t you the same one who foolishly published your own email address here and then flipped the hell out about it, threatening lawsuits and the like?
Hey folks, what’s the best brand of TV in your opinion? The picture went out on mine on Tuesday. I wsa going to go out yesterday evening and get a new one, but checked settings with my remote and the audio/visual setting and the picture came back. My brother told me that it happens sometimes when the picture tube is going out. My TV is old and ugly, but it works and I see no need to spend a couple hundred bucks when I don’t have to. If the picture does go out for good though, what’s the best brand to get?
hryfrank, reasonable folk check out their sources and the facts of a story before they go nuts posting about it. But then you’re not reasonable folk, are you?
Sweet! On my way to court to pay a ticket. Maybe I’ll get lucky and roll up on ol’ Billy White.
Don’t buy a Haier! We’ve had a Vizio for about 4 years now. It’s not a “smart” TV but we have a Roku player attached to it. Good picture, no problems.
Thanks, Dan. No plans to be anything from Haier.
What are you looking for in a TV? What do you want to do with the TV? For example, what devices will you have hooked up to it? A Blu Ray player, a game console. Do you have a wifi network in your house? Do you have cable or satellite service? Consumer Reports has a pretty good video on TV buying that might help you answer some questions. See the link below. This may be more information than you wanted!
My Vizio works great! I don’t exactly know what a smart tv is, but I do know I get HD on mine. I think I paid a little over $200 for it at Walmart.
No Blu-Ray or game console. I have cable and DVR. Thanks Ron! I believe in better to have too much info than not enough.
Another vote for Vizio. We have two of them now and love them.
Vizio it will be, when the time comes for a new one.
Another vote for Consumer Reports. Older CR buying guides listed which TVs were best for what: sound, picture, hooking up external devices, etc. Not sure if the new ones do it.
Debbie, it used to be that buying a TV was based purely on screen size and name brand. Now, there are so many options out there that one really has to research and shop to find the right TV.
As far as brands, Sony, Panasonic and Sharp offer some of the best picture quality on the market. Being that those are powerhouse brands, they also tend to have long lives, but their entry-level models are relatively pricey.
I like the durability of VIzio, mainly because it’s the brand you most often see in restaurants and bars, but also because I haven’t heard many complaints about them. IMO, their picture quality leaves something to be desired, but unless you’re an HD and Blu-Ray watching technophile, you’ll never notice the difference.
I have a 29 inch AOC HD monitor for my computer and I love it. They also make TVs and I’ve heard very few complaints about them. They’re a value-priced brand, as well.
Do not buy any house brands from Best Buy! Both Dynex and Insignia have given me nothing but trouble over the years. As a matter of fact, the problems that I had with my TVs and monitors from them and the six hundred hoops they make you jump through to get them repaired is why I no longer shop at BB. Insignia is Best Buy’s flagship house brand and I’ve never seen an Insignia product last more than three years before some kind of problem arises.
Additionally, I haven’t had many problems out of the Funai group of electronics (Magnavox, Sylvania, Symphonic, Emerson).
In summary, TV shopping has become as bad as car shopping. Shop around, read reviews and then sleep on it. If all else fails, I have a functioning Curtis Mathis 27″ floor model TV that I’ll give you, but you’ll herniate something if you try to move it with anything less than four people and a team of oxen. It was manufactured in 1983 and still works flawlessly.
Fun fact: In the ’70s and ’80s, TVs were designed to have a lifespan of 25 years. By the turn of the 21st century, that standard had been lowered to five years. In 2013, your TV is considered “old” at three years.
Debbie, if you can hang on for several more weeks, you’ll find better deals as we get closer to the Super Bowl (that tip comes from consumerist.com, which is affiliated with Consumer Reports).
Debbie, I just bought one of these this week for the bedroom, however the picture size would be adequate for a larger room. The 1080p and 120hz means it has better resolution and refreshes more often than 780p and 60 hz. That makes better viewing of sports and fast motion scenes. We watch a lot of Netflix and this smart TV comes with WiFi that is simple to connect. Good picture with all the bells and whistles I need for just under $400.
VIZIO – M-Series – 32″ Class (31-1/2″ Diag.) – LED – 1080p – 120Hz – Smart – HDTV
Thanks, J. M., and Laura, I’m hoping to hang on for a long time. I’m hoping the picture won’t go out again anytime soon. Thanks for the tip, though.
When I first saw this, I thought I was reading another parody making fun of right-wing Repubs. But I have since learned that it is real and yet another stupidity in the made-up war on Christmas.
“AUSTIN, Texas – Surrounded by sleigh bell-ringing Santa Claus impersonators, Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday signed a law protecting Christmas and other holiday celebrations in Texas public schools from legal challenges…”
Well, heck, no one has brought THIS up yet for discussion, so I’ll go ahead and give it a go concerning the bipartisan budget agreement reached between Paul Ryan and ol’ what’s her name…my surprise is, if you’re a liberal, it puts you in the position of have to …swallow… the bile you immediately bring up when you learn that “good ol’ hated by liberals” Grover Norquest sees an awful lot of good in what’s been agreed to by both parties!
I’m serious! I can’t make this stuff up!
Oh well, don’t dispair, and I won’t either, because it ain’t over until the fat lady sings!
#53 We always know heyfrank’s comments will be especially dumb when he starts out with something like, “Well, heck, no one has brought THIS up yet for discussion…” And sure enough…
heyfrank, it’s us liberals who have been begging for some bipartisanship.
Gee, that was easy.
Here’s an example that shows we “adults” should maybe learn something from 9 & 10 year olds.
Is anyone else amazed by the story of the bogus sign language translator at Mandela’s memorial?
There’s much to be amazed at there, Kristen, and more details to come apparently.
On another note, police are being suspiciously tightlipped about the death of the troubled young man shot to death by a Liberty University security guard. They refused an FOIA request by the Lynchburg newspaper to release the 911 call made after the shooting, and have had no more comment on their investigation since Liberty’s self-serving “nothing to see here” statements made soon after that seemingly sought to minimize coverage and exonerate their guard’s use of deadly force. Nor has LU been willing to say, even in light of their permissive policy about guns on campus, who Jesus would shoot.
Are you amazed that the campus police at Liberty are so “tight lipped?” I’ve worked at three state universities, and you would be amazed at some things that happen involving campus police, and that the public never learns.
yes Kristen, I’ve been following that, and intitially he got the gig based on family/political connections…then, after he blamed it on schitzophrenia, I thought, “hmmm”, then considered the other information that’s come out, like this isn’t the first time this has happened…and I’m then left to wonder about the competence of our security for obama, like how did THAT guy get so closs to obama…and I then end up back at my original conclusion: he got the gig by family/political connections…and, our secret service is pretty poor.
Thanks for the info, Scott Anderson. I don’t need bells and whistles though, I just want a good basic TV. I don’t need it hooked up to WiFi and I don’t watch sports so no fast motion scenes required. Since Vizio appears to be the brand of choice on here, that’s what I will be getting when the time comes.
J. M. Sylvania is the brand I have now, and I’ve had it for years. It’s been a good one for the small amount of money that I paid for it.
#56 Kristen, I read about the sign language translator yesterday. I find it appalling and hilarious. in just about equal measure. The story about it in the paper this morning was interesting. Apparently that is quite a problem in South Africa.
Why didn’t we all just know that somehow, good ole’ Frank would figure out a way to blame that sign language brouhaha on President Obama or his entourage?
Before you get too comfy, better read up on this latest headline that’s happening now.
House budget vote illuminates GOP split
Washington (CNN) — Ever present but rarely so public, the rift between the tea party wing and less radical establishment Republicans over policy and tactics was on full display Thursday ahead of a House vote on the compromise federal budget worked out with Democrats.
House Speaker John Boehner escalated his criticism of outside conservative groups opposed to the budget deal, saying they lost credibility by rejecting the plan before it was announced. He also blamed them for pushing GOP legislators into the politically disastrous government shutdown in October.
Debbie, this is going to sound goofy, and I’m not telling you anything you don’t know, but if you dont need more than to watch cable or satellite and maybe hook up basic peripherals like a DVR or game console, consider thrift store tv’s for big savings. Especially in January, after new sets are bought for Xmas. Previously, decent thrift stores were jammed with analogue sets after the digital conversion, but now the vogue for flat screens and features like wifi mean that many perfectly good digital-ready sets get donated too, and buying one with lots of life left in it keeps it out of the waste stream a little longer. And warranties on new electronics can be more hassle than they’re worth, but with a thrift store set, you can replace repeatedly for the cost of one new set.
Try before you buy, and you can save a lot. On the other hand, do not buy sets from rental companies; if they were fine they’d still be renting them, or finishing their depreciation with a write off by junking them, and they’ve often been in sketchier surroundings than those donated from owner homes (same is true of their rental furniture).
But then again I’m an inveterate thrift store habitué, so take my suggestion as you wish.
hey gdad at #54,
I’m glad you are as enthusiastic about the budget compromise as Grover Norquist, soooo, what’s up with nancy pelosi’s poor attitude? What is SHE in such a twit about?
“Embrace the SUCK”, she told her caucus. Tell me gdad, is she as happy as you and Grover Norquist are?
I think the odds are even that the right wingers AND the left wing nut jobs will unite and kill the bill…so, I think the odds are 100% that whatever happens to this bill will be bipartisan!
Hey Shirley at #63,
Sheesh Shirley, I’ve trid to see if I actually posted something different from what I thought I’d posted, and nope, I did not.
Quite frankly, you are reading way to much into what I did say. Please actually read the words, then …think… if they might actually hold some weight for another conclusion.
I actually expressed concern that THAT guy got soooo close to obama, and you think that was somehow negative?
I raided the question about the Secret Service’s competence, and also raised the specter that South African political and/or familial connects led THAT guy to get so close to a group of very important people.
I actually though that at least one of you libs would have recongnized what I said, for what it was, and figured that I’d get complemented in some fashion. But, noooooo!
You mentioned thrift stores to Debbie for tvs. I’m looking at a small analogue set I paid $5 for about three years ago in a thrift store sitting on my kitchen counter. It has cable hooked to it, and it works fine for what I use it for.
I’m like you, a thrift store -aholic. I’ve sold online a number of years, although I am winding down now and hope to be off for good in 2014. You would be very surprised at things I’ve purchased in a thrift store and resold at a very good margin.
It’s harder to find those things now, which is why I’m giving it up. However, when students leave dorms and the end of the year, especially the week after Christmas, is an excellent chance to find good buys in everything, even electronics at your neighborhood thrift store.
Heck, I think ol’ heyfrack must be the only person in the world that clearly understood what the crazy sign language guy in South Africa was trying to say. He must have been telling heyfrank to continue making an idiot out of himself on Dan’s blog
I’d like to establish some facts about another news story today before the conspiracy loons like Leon and other Breitbart swallowing dittoheads and freepers arrive with their nonsense on it.
An airplane’s emergency landing into the ocean has claimed the life of the director of the Hawaii state health department.
The key things to know are that in a place where small aircraft travel is common to go from island to island, it was an emergency water landing about a mile offshore, no more than ten minutes after takeoff, with eight of nine surviving. One swam to shore, seven were picked up by helicopters before they drowned.
Now, despite the tragedy of the poor woman’s death, and the improbability that any one could stage such a selective outcome, there’ll no doubt be those who for base reasons will try to claim this is more than the spontaneous accident it was. Such people are despicably partisan, or hunger for conspiracy theories, or both.
8 photos from the South Africa trip that you didn’t see broadcast all over.
Thanks for the thrift shop post, Warren.
Regarding the tragic accident, I have absolutely no doubt that the conspiracies are being written now. Soon to come to blogs and Facebook and spread like wildfire.
Warren@68. . .LOL. . .guess it takes a despicably partisan to know one.
BTW. . .I have no comment on the incident and have flown locally in Hawaii.
But you have established, without question, that you are despicably partisan.
Debbie at 4:18 pm, what good photos. It is indeed comforting to see that good folks can come together to celebrate the life of one of the great people of my lifetime, if not all time. I feel so fortunate to have been alive to experience the good works of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. Here are quotes from both well worth living:
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela
“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” MLK Jr
Santa doesn’t really exist, but you better know kids, he’s white, because he just is.
What’s the matter, Leon, haven’t you seen a valid death certificate? After all it’s not as if everyone dies somehow, sometime.
If you’re interested in the truth about the accident, you’ll demand to know why Taitz and Trump haven’t issued unchallengeable proof that they weren’t involved. After all, they had a clear motive, with her having thoroughly embarrassed them (and you) like she did by simply doing her civil duty.
Remember, there are no coincidences in your mind, Leon. But this time was too coincidental to be coincidental, right? After all, you know that the patriots on the Alabama Supreme Court agree that it’s impossible for dots to exist without being connected, and if they don’t connect at the end there must be some imaginary dots to find, by working backwards from the “truth”. So go get ‘em, truth sniffer! Prove that Trump and Taitz weren’t involved in the Maui plane crash, and your fellow birthers will be forever grateful.
Ron, re: #2
1st “the enemy of our enemy”
2nd “WTF am I doing, this might cost me an election”
3rd “thanks for those cigars”
4th “are we just dating?”
5th “hey maybe this guy is telling the truth”
6th “I just want to tell you, don’t F with the US”
All jokes aside, shouldn’t Americans expect a really “intelligent” man like Obama learn from all of these mistakes?
Personally I have little faith in either end of the political spectrum…
Once again Frank drowns in his own excrement . ” the odds are even. That right wingers and left wing nuts” will kill the budget compromise. It passed 332 to 94 in the house
I had a similar experience with a friend in college 30 years ago. To this day I don’t understand it; he broke up with his GF that night (or she broke up with him). All was fine (in youthful college terms) until he pulled a gun and shot himself, right in front of me. It all happened too fast for me to process. Looking back there were “signs” but, as youths, we could not see or understand them and I think his parents ignored them.
It haunts me to this day.
Wayne G @ 6:50,
What did you expect from heyfrank? He’s leaving the blog with a perfectly unblemished record of fail.
Think of it not so much as losing a cluehound; it’s more like we’re gaining some richly deserved peace and quiet from the Benghazi twins.
Warren@76. . .a careful re-reading of my post @73 will inform you of my position with regard to the untimely passing of Loretta Fuddy. You might
also become aware of some other pertinent points which are quite obviously
His psychologist said he killed 4 people while driving drunk because he suffers from “affluenza”. The knowledge that his parents have the money to buy his way out of anything.
Kristen | December 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm Is anyone else amazed by the story of the bogus sign language translator at Mandela’s memorial? – See more at: http://blogs.roanoke.com/dancasey/2013/12/wide-eyed-on-the-wednesday-open-thread/#comments
Not to make light of your comment, but the link below gives us all an example of a signer who really knew what she was doing.
Re: my last comment, be sure to watch the video. Have a Kleenex handy.
Thanks for posting. She’s a pretty smart little girl.
Hey Debbie at #82…looks like they just did, again. That judge is harmful.
Hey steve c and wayne g,
As one of your leaders says, go and “embrace the suck.” It is your friend.
Amazing how the House can come together when their re-election is on the line. Looks like Speaker Boehner “embraced the suck” as well. We’ll see how hayfrank’s blastfax spins this one in the morning. Pass the popcorn!
On another note, Frank’s heroine Megan Kelly has made the headlines again with her brainless comments.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly has made herself the center of a racial controversy by declaring that Jesus Christ and Santa Claus are white.
On Wednesday night, Kelly was responding to an article by Slate writer Aisha Harris, who wrote an article entitled “ Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore .”
The popular news host told viewers of “The Kelly File,” her hit FNC program, “When I saw this headline, I kinda laughed and I said, ‘Oh, this is ridiculous. Yet another person claiming it’s racist to have a white Santa.’ And by the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. But this person is maybe just arguing that we should also have a black Santa. But, you know, Santa is what he is, and just so you know, we’re just debating this because someone wrote about it, kids.”
MegYn Kelly is a flipping idiot. I swear Fox has the biggest pea brains in television “news”.
Brains are discouraged on that network, Kristen.
I just saw some black Santa figurines. We need to get the real Santa on top of that travesty.
Actually, Art, I’m down with the speaker in what he’s done over the past several days, and largely agree with his admonishment of some of the folks to his right.
And, I like the idea that libs aren’t quite as happy as Grover Norquist seems to be over the bipartisan budget agreement. That in itself is priceless!
And, to support my contention above, when announcing the deal to her lemming-like minions, the libs, all nancy pelosi could muster was, “EMBRACE THE SUCK!”
THAT, Art Hill, is REAL priceless!
Yeah, I can see some folks taking issue with what Megyn Kelly has to say from time to time, but whatever it is that she says, holy cow, she sure looks real good saying it!
ok folks, here’s a little video which falls under the REAL CUTE category, which involves a little 6 yr. old kindergarter signing the words of her class’s Christmas Carol concert to her deaf parents in the audience.
Sheesh, she coulda done a better job than the one that South Africa managed to find for the Mandela Memorial service! What’s up with that, eh? Was that complete incompetence, or what?
I wonder if ‘Rhonda’ thinks Jesus is a white man.
Megyn Kelly also thinks pepper spray is just a food derivative.
Warren, Leon has no comment on the incident because infowars and wnd haven’t told him what to say yet. It takes a little time to draw lines between invisible dots. I figure by the middle of next week, we should see the first stories.
These conspiracies don’t just write themselves.
…or do they?
Don’t you just love World Nut Daily, and its Nut-in-Chief, Joe Farah?
I sure do.
Hey Joe: Merry Christmas!
Glad you were able to see the video I posted last night Frank. It is a heartwarming story.
Yes Ron, thanks for that, it was precious!
Yep, Ron, it looks like you and I are two pretty sensitive guys!
Hey folks, now, THIS is funny!
George Soros has directed his self-funded Media Matters (gee, isn’t THAT what the Koch brothers do, as they get you libs all worked up into a twit on a regular basis?)
Except in this case, good ol’ rich-man george soros is taking his money and going back to his rich man’s hole. And, the funny part is, he’s skeedaddling out of his guerrilla campaign against FOX News because they, FOX NEWS, are literally knocking the figurative snot out of soro’s media matters!
Now, here’s the REAL funny part…media matters is saying that they’ve “accomplished their goal” with FOX NEWS!
I wonder what THAT was, exactly? Was it to drive up FOX NEWS’ ratings so high that they litterally swamp all of their competition?
Must have been. mm isn’t even a gnat in the neighborhood periphery of FOX NEWs.
Na na naa na, na na naa na, hey hey, Gooood bye!
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