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By NB Staff | April 2, 2011 | 11:40
For general discussion and debate about politics, the economy, sports, and whatever else tickles your fancy.
And, of course, the Final Four!
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 11:54am.
Nice little business you have there. Be a shame if anything happened to it.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 1:09pm.
I know that Holder is not going to do anything about it. If we had a descent AG he'd be using the RICO Act against these unions and Media Matters for what they are doing. This is no different than how the mob used to strong arm businesses. That is the very reason RICO was passed.
Submitted by ThisnThat on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 4:14pm.
The WI public union thugs could teach Hitler's Gestapo a thing or two.
“Didn't win the Medal of Honor? Didn't even serve? Then lie about it. We'll support you." — 9th Circuit Court
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 11:57am.
... but I hate Kentucky's arrogance! Go Butler! How would that shake up the college BB elites?
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 2:37pm.
I am partial to VCU. When I think of Butler I think of Chicago and the Ice Cream Emperor and the corruptionin that town. VCU is from the south. Richmond, capitol of the Confederacy, to be exact. .
Submitted by ThisnThat on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 4:30pm.
I'm sorry, folks, I just can't get into this final-four thing at all this year, ever since obama's brackets fell apart -- on day 1. <\sarc
And what's up with obama and sports, anyhow?
Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 5:21pm.
Clearly he's an urkel.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 12:02pm.
Baseball started this week. So what? I'm tired of watching a bunch of overpaid men swat a ball. Make your bets on the Pirates and Orioles being out of the race by the end of April
I could really care less about the Final Four. My Heels are out of it. If Kentucky wins they'll have the title stripped down the road. That is Calipari's MO. He got UMass and Memphis on probation so why not Kentucky? Go VCU!!!!!!!
NASCAR at Martinsville- ho hum wreckfest. The truck race today will be a lot better than tomorrow. Getting tired of a bunch of whiny assed overpaid Sprint Cup drivers.
NBA thugs-who cares? Never got into ice hockey.
Panthers look like they are going to pass on Scam Newton. Might be trading the first pick for Kevin Kobb or Carson Palmer. Rather have Kobb, Palmer is a whiner.
THURSDAY-THE MASTERS! Don't know how they get those azaleas to bloom at just the right time. Only thing that could ruin the beauty of Augusta National would be for the Ice Cream Emperor and Aunt Esther to show up. May not heard much from Dave beginning Thursday. Go Jim Furyk.
ONLY 6 MORE MONTHS UNTIL COLLEGE FOOTBALL BEGINS.
I'll go take my meds now. Be back later with something more constructive.
Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 12:38pm.
My O's beat the Rays last nite! We're one and oh!
We gotta find you another sport to get enthused over. You've lost it for NASCAR -I blame Toyota. I know the Panthers make you nuts, There's a pro basketball league? Who knew? Hockey is actually a pretty good spectator sport once you understand the rules, and the Hurricanes did win the cup several years ago- I think; I'm still waiting on the Caps to win one. And golf- well, it takes a heckuva lotta skill and patience to play that game, but it can be painful to watch if you're not pulling for someone specific.
What about lacrosse? You've got some good ACC teams down there. Duke is always a threat, though I can't imagine you pulling for a Blue Devil. Not sure how the Heels shake out this year, but they've been a powerhouse in years past, right?
Help me out folks. We need a new sport for Rick to get excited about. Suggestions?
Submitted by Tugboat Phil on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 12:58pm.
Hot chicks, tights, and they sweep with brooms while bent over. What more can you ask from a sport??
Turn the volume down and forget that it's Curling (although since the Olympics of 06 I've been a fan)
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 1:41pm.
I'm a fan too. I could watch the women all day. Men-nah.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 1:04pm.
i like high school and college baseball. I am not that far from ECU so I'll take in a game or two. I like minor league baseball too. The Kinston Indians have been sold and will be moving after this season. There used to a be a league around that had college players on it but it folded after the 2009 season. My grandson has played baseball ever since he could hold a bat. He is a junior in HS. I think he is getting tired of it. Told me the other week he wanted to be a Marine. I said go for it.
i still watch NASCAR truck racing. I don't watch the Nationwide series anymore. All they do is talk about Danica. I am sick of hearing it.
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 1:18pm.
Just a suggestion. :o)
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 2:04pm.
i live next to a high school. Everyday at about 3 it reminds me of the start of the World 600. I get a dose of racing daily.
The reason I've had it with NASCAR Sprint Cup is that when one of the prima donnas is bumped he whines about it. I grew up watching racing at Hickory. They'd bump and bang and sometimes wreck one another. After the race they'd fight. Come next Saturday they'd be friends again and start the cycle all over. My uncle used to race at Hickory. He took his share of arse whoopings but he dished out his share too. NASCAR doesn't allow drivers to talk loud to each other.
Submitted by Tugboat Phil on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 6:16pm.
My main reason for losing interest years ago was the fact that the cars aren't even similar to "stock" cars. They've pretty much become Formula One cars with sheet metal on them.
But every time I hear one of the drivers complain about track conditions I lose it. I guess most of them never drove on dirt before.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 3:43pm.
I might drop in during some commercials.
LOL - But they only run about two an hour, or so it seems. Yeah, this is my favorite week of the year. Nothing beats the Masters - not even football.
I'll be heading over to Home Depot in a bit to pick up 40lbs of charcoal.
Wanna make sure I have enough.
Vote for the American in November
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 6:41pm.
Wish I had a Home Depot to go to. When Bob Nardelli, think that was his name, left they dropped the plans to build one in New Bern. Several weeks ago they closed the one in Greenville along with the store in Rocky Mount. I think the closest one now is Jacksonville but I hate going there sometimes. I am glad that Camp Lejeune is there but the traffic is terrible around there about all day and half the night.
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 12:08pm.
I am sick of the Food Police! For goodness sakes, adult and children’s nutrition is a serious subject that is too important to involve bureaucrats. It is the parents who need to assume the dietary leadership for themselves and their own children… it is not the role of government.
But still, because we are not necessarily nutrition experts, we should recognize the need for a ‘Mentor’ to advise us in this area… the mentor of our own choosing – not one from government or by committee.
The real problem lays not so much with the intent to provide ourselves with proper nourishment/diet – but rather in choosing the right expert to help us develop that proper diet based on the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of our individual routines.
Finding that expert is a difficult task, but one that should not be avoided.
Note: The following may not work for you, but it certainly opened my eyes as to the need to plan my diet based on my activity, mental outlook, and spiritual needs!
Below is a clip of one of the most profound dietary experts I have ever come across. In this brief lecture (less than a minute), he gets right to the point explaining to his students the need for nutrition based on foods with high fiber, cholesterol lowering properties, high proteins, complex carbohydrates, folate and irons (seeds from the plant family of ‘Fabaceae’). He then explains to the aforementioned students the need for such food based on the intense physical activity they are soon to experience.
Next he shows how to take a little time after eating to relax with some inspirational activity to aid digestion and to mentally and spiritually prepare for the hard project ahead (in this clip he uses music, but the inference is that any intellectual or spiritual activity is of value).
Trust me - this guy knows what he is talking about!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 12:50pm.
Got to go Monday for a regular checkup. I figure the doc is going to chew my butt out for gaining weight. The problem is I have been to dietians and were given good healthy diets but I love see food. I eat all the food I see. I know what is right I just don't do it. But I in no way want the gubmint telling me what to eat. Aunt Esther has a butt the size of an elephant's arse so why would I want to listen to her?
O looked up Fabaceae. Legumes like peas, beans, and peanuts are in this family. Kudzu is too. That maybe why you don't see any unhealthy goat-they love kudzu. Not much of it around here but there is an abundance where I used to live. Some people made kudzu jelly. I was too busy spraying it with Roundup trying to kill it instead of eating it.
How 'bout some beans Mr Taggart?
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 1:03pm.
I’m not sure Doctors know much more than to tell their patients to lose weight and stop doing the things the patients enjoy… Luckily with Obamacare, Drs. will now be free to recommend smoking, drinking, and fried foods – just to get those pesky patients off the governments back!
- Grump :o)
P.s.: What’s up with NB today? The edit feature seems to be gone and when I try to click on the “Charlie Daniels” blog all I get is “ACCESS DENIED.”
P.p.s.: Evidently the 'edit' feature is working! - Forget I mentioned it.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 1:54pm.
The son in law flew out yesterday morning for WTI training in Yuma. When he gets back on May 6th he'll be a Gunnery SGT.
As for eating for lunch I had pastrami and roast beef on pumpernickel with a slice of mater. Trouble was I had two of them. Had a dill pickle to top it all off. I know what I eat was not good for me. One would have been fine but I doubled up on the carbs and the pickle was loaded with salt. It didn't help smearing mayonnaise on both slices of bread. The dietian taught me how to read labels and figure the carbs. I am a borderline diabetic. Not insulin dependent yet. I know if I don't eat right I will be.
Hadn't seen the Charlie Daniels blog.
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 2:23pm.
The Charlie D. blog is under “NB Columns” (David Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin , et. al.).
My problem is that I only eat one meal a day (no, it isn’t beans)… and I’m on the wagon for a while - or until another liberal says something … anything will do! :o)
I have to admit that Pastrami on Rye sounds great! But where I live it costs $4.65 for a half-loaf (about 16 pieces)… so it’s just not worth it for just a couple of sandwiches. And congratulations on having a “Gunny” in the family!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 2:47pm.
It is 6.98 a pound here. I only get a few slices at a time. Since I work near the grocery store is not out of the way to run in a get a few slices when the urge for some strikes me.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 3:37pm.
I watched the gubmint destroy the tobacco industry in this state. I don't smoke but it is a legal product. Tobacco money built East Carolina University, the Brody School of Medicine and Pitt Memorial Hospital. It built the towns of Greenville and Wilson with the support businesses of warehousing, farm equipment and supplies. It built a lot of schools. Things have gone down hill for the last several years. There are few baccy farmers left but not many. This area was the largest tobacco producing are in the world. Corn, cotton, and soybeans are not as good a cash crop as tobacco was. An acre of tobacco was worth about 4 times an acre of those crops. The hog industry has become big but they are constantly under attack from the tree huggers. Most of the corn raised goes to feed the hogs not into ethanol. Several plants have sprung up that make bio-diesel from soybeans. We are using our food for fuel.
Anyway, the gumint being lead by Aunt Esther is out to destroy the beef, pork and poultry industries by pushing vegetarian diets. The Ice Cream Emperor is out to destroy them by using food for fuel. I never thought I'd see the demise of tobacco in NC but it has happened. I don't know if I've live to see the demise of the beef, pork and poultry. On the current path it is going to happened. The price of corn and soybeans is rising due to being used for fuel. The farmer can't afford to buy for feed so he is forced to sell of his livestock and chickens. Volia- PETA and the libs have got what they want, a society of wimpy asses because they have no meat. Feeding one starches is one way of brainwashing them or so I have been told.
PETA along with the MSM is scaring people with this idea that the grass the livestock eats is full of radiation from Japan. Therefore we shouldn't eat meat or drink milk. There are not a lot of dairy farmers left and a scare like that could drive them out of business. It won't be too long that we should not eat eggs or chicken. I've rambled along too long but the long and short of it is if you control the food supply you can control the sheeple.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 3:46pm.
....out of my cold, dead hands. We did, however, just buy a small freezer, as we're stocking up before the real inflation in food prices sets in. I'm thinking by summer, we'll see food jump by at least 10 - 15%, and that is after the manufacturers have downsized their packaged food and charge the same. It's going to get ugly. Fast.
As much as it pains us, this ethanol fuel is really destroying the poor in Latin America. In many of those countries, the minimum wage is based on the price of corn in a food basket, the measurement being a kilo of tortillas. And guess what, when that goes up, they're going to be unemployed.
Handy Reference Guide to Obama's Gaffes and Goofs ~ Currently Numbering 200 (and Counting)
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 3:50pm.
The lunatics are running the asylum – and they are getting cover from the media! Good grief!
My original post was meant as a joke to point-out exactly what you are saying! We are in the hands of not only lunatics, but 'thuggish-lunatics' as well! It’s time for another Nov. 2010 – but this time clear-out the RINO’s along with the dems!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 5:50pm.
I buy my herbs and vitamins from a company called Swanson. I just checked the catalog. They sell alfalfa seeds and kudzu root. They are good for a host of ills. There is something called Chromium Picolinate and Suma Root.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 2:04pm.
They are delicious, the chicken are probably actually even good for you.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 2:10pm.
My wife has been gone for 4 weeks taking care of parents. I haven't been cooking very much. I've fixed some chili several times but nothing heavy. Tried making some Irish soda bread but wound up throwing that out for the critters that come around here. Don't think I am ready to tackle the enchiladas right now. You did give me and idea for dinner. Taco Bell is not that far away.
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 2:44pm.
Your link takes us to a website for a Col. McCallister who is opposing Nelson and running for the Senate.
Is this a “post-April Fools” joke or are you suggesting that Colonels taste just like chicken? Please advise! (LOL) :o)
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 2:47pm.
That was another tab I had open. Actually, Col. McCalister is perhaps going to be my man in this race, since Jeb Bush is apparently not interested. There are a bunch of career Republicans (RINO's all)....and this man, who I am hearing really good things about.
Sorry for the confusion, and do check out my chicken enchiladas. Delicioso!
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 3:10pm.
That recipe sounds delicious! But where am I going to get a 5 pound “Butterfly-Chicken?” (I do live in Arizona you know and the closest thing we have to that sounds like “Roadrunner” to me).
- Grump :o)
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 3:19pm.
You need a really big net. And it helps to be able to jump high, too.
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 3:23pm.
I'm afraid they'll use a really big net on me... and I can't jump that high! :o)
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 2:51pm.
B.....might want to re-check that link. ;-)
Nevermind...I see you got it.
Submitted by jon_torlin on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 4:28pm.
Now here's a big time OOPS in NATO's involvement with Libya. I will bet you they are really regretting getting into this now.
NATO Forces kill 15 Libya Rebels
They still say they are enforcing the no-fly zone, yet they are attacking the ground vehicles. However, the rebels say they aren't angered and understand "collateral damage" is inevitable.(I'm sure it'll come out that Kaddafy will praise the incident in his favor)
Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 5:26pm.
JERUSALEM — With revolutionary fervor sweeping the Middle East, Israel is under mounting pressure to make a far-reaching offer to the Palestinians or face a United Nations vote welcoming the State of Palestine as a member whose territory includes all of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.
Apparently "deem and pass" works for the United Nations like it does Democrats in Congress. I hope they don't vote for holocaust too.
Submitted by jon_torlin on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 5:37pm.
To hell with the Palestinians! And to the UN!
I thought they were offered all that when Ehud Barak was the PM and Clinton tried to broker that with them but instead they ended up having an intifida for the Israelis' troubles. That was one of those times that Clinton blamed Arafat(may he rot in the deepest corner of hell) for making it fail.
As long as Hamas is still around, there's not going to be any satisfaction unless one side or the other is destroyed.(Preferably Hamas)
It's all a bunch of BS, all those other countries that they went to could have given parcels of land and etc to the so-called Palestinians, but they didn't and there's a reason why: The PLO were considered jokes and the trash of the middle east.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 5:44pm.
The Bible us tells the Jews will be hated by the towel heads. They want them all dead. That is their objective. It ain't about a Palestinian state. Why can't the UN and some in our gubmint understand that or is they don't want to?
Submitted by Noel Sheppard on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 7:02pm.
My son had an AMAZING day in D-1 track today. He's now anchoring UNL's 4x1 A relay team, and in their first meet together, they took first!!!
He also took second in the high jump at 6-11, and third in the 100 at 10.60. He's now basically guaranteed to be in the NCAA regional championships in high jump, and could qualify for the 100.
Keep in mind that he's NEVER run the 100 before at any level, and this is the first time he's been anchor on a relay team. On the occasions he's run this in high school and college, he was always the 2-man - never the four.
Yes, I'm a proud pappy today! ns
Submitted by Noel Sheppard on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 7:04pm.
BTW, he's now 18th in the nation in high jump.
Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 7:20pm.
Congrats Noel. Here's wishing the best of luck going forward.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 8:00pm.
Way to go.
Submitted by PrairieSky on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 1:51am.
Congrats to you and to your son...He should be very proud of himself.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction...It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them (our children) to do the same." ~President Ronald Reagan
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 1:58am.
Next time: video?
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 5:36am.
And congrats to Brandon just the same.
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 9:27am.
And Noel, WE NEED VIDS! Give 'em up man!
Edit: I have 2 in college now, my daughter is graduating in May. I love college kids, they make us proud. And... she didn't go with the liberal shiiite! Yay! She is a very conservative young lady! Go Aja! Yeah, I'm braggin' : )
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 8:04pm.
Obama's first campaign ad for 2012 is out.
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 8:16pm.
LOL, rick...I saw that this AM at Hot Air.
ED Morrissey said Awww — those pesky disclosure requirements from the FEC ruined the April Fools Day joke.
Submitted by PrairieSky on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 1:53am.
The lefty loonies at Google didn't see fit to mark the 100th anniversary of President Reagan's birth, but, absurdly and outrageously, have seen fit to mark the "119th Anniversary of the First Documented Ice Cream Sundae"...I kid you not.
You just can't make this stuff up.
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 2:11am.
if it make you feel any better, the left loonies at Google honored the 100th anniversary of LBJ's birth [8/27/2008] by a doodle celebrating La Tomatina--the Spanish festival where participants throw tomatoes at each other.
Submitted by PrairieSky on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 2:33am.
in order at Google, huh?? Commemorate a president's birthday, or celebrate a tomato-throwing festival...That is a toughie...What to do, what to do???
Submitted by RESTLESS 1 on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 2:41am.
Throw in some onion, garlic, and serranos, (yes, I prefer serranos to jalapenos), and you've got one hell of a condiment, free for the taking. :)
(er, perhaps some lime juice, just to brighten it up).
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 2:53am.
I guess I'm just a wussy lib, but I can't handle anything more spicy hot than mild ketchup.
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 9:43am.
Give Tiger Sauce(TryMe©) a try. It's spicy when going in but doesn't stay hot at all. Has a sweet bite. You aren't getting any younger my friend, live it up! To hell with the doctors! LOL! I told my doc to kiss my ass and he laughed and said "Yeah, have fun while you can." I think I will. Cut loose buddy! Have a drink on me.
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 9:34am.
No cilantro? I'm ashamed for you Restless one. : (
Festival! Mardi Gras is over, time to party for summer!
Submitted by RESTLESS 1 on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 11:20am.
I like it, the wife doesn't. Guess who usually wins that battle. :/
Submitted by Retired Geek on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 3:41am.
Did you know?
There are nearly twice as many people in the United States working for the Government than working in ALL of Manufacturing in the United States.
More Americans are employed by the Government than in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined.
West Virginia is the mining capital of the world, yet it has at least three times more government workers than miners.
New York is the financial capital of the world and employs roughly 670,000 New Yorkers. That's less than half of the state's 1.48 million government employees.
Iowa and Nebraska are farm states - there are at least five times more government employees than farmers in those States.
The Liberal Progressive 'War on Poverty' started the explosion of government workers in the sixties and Barack Obama is dedicated to finishing the 'Job' of EVERYONE working for the government and everything owned and operated by the government.
Government employees produce NOTHING but red tape and regulations that hinder the creation of jobs and business in the private sector - WE HAVE A PROBLEM.
Do you think Marxist Socialism and Communism is dead and buried in the United States?
Watch this Series 'Communism in America':
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 7:46am.
I remember the joke about the employee of the Dept of Ag that came to work one morning and just sat at his desk. A coworker ask him what was wrong. He said my farmer died.
Submitted by GregE on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 11:00pm.
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