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Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:43am.
DSL modem is dying and replacement won't be here until Monday.
Totally frustrating, what on EARTH did we do before computers?
My internet is in and out (mostly out). At least we have another glorious day of college football.
Handy Reference Guide to Obama's Gaffes and Goofs ~ Currently Numbering 200 (and Counting)
Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:56am.
I was worried about mom. Good to know you're okay.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 11:13am.
Sorry to see you're having pooter problems.
You might want to try spilling an adult beverage on the modem.
I hope for Mark Richt's sake the Dawgs beat the Game Chickens today, as there is some serious unrest in the Dawg Nation right now.
GT should have a pretty easy go of it.
Vote for the American in November
Submitted by Red Jeep on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:46am.
Dana Milbank: “Presidential addresses to Congress are often dramatic moments. This one felt like a sideshow. Usually, the press gallery is standing-room-only; this time, only 26 of 90 seats were claimed by the deadline. Usually, some members arrive in the chamber hours early to score a center-aisle seat; 90 minutes before Thursday’s speech, only one Democrat was so situated.”
The above is from an interesting article by Peter Wehner, "Barack Obama’s Wings of Wax"
"Some of us warned at the time that any man who believes he is “the moment that the world is waiting for” and views himself as “the symbol of the possibility and best traditions of America” is an individual of staggering arrogance. To which I added this:
That is doubly so when, like Obama, you have achieved nothing so far in your life —in terms of scholarship or literature, legislation, acts of valor, self-sacrifice, or anything else – that qualifies you to view yourself in quasi-Messianic terms. One increasingly senses with Obama that he views himself not as a presidential candidate but as a world celebrity, with all the vanity and arrogance that accompanies such people. Obama, a literate man, might want to reacquaint himself with the Book of Proverbs, which warns that “pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall,” and the story of Icarus. Barack Obama is a very talented political figure, but he is not indestructible. And right now he is flying closer and closer to the sun. At some point – it’s hard to tell when – the wings of wax will begin to melt.
There is some poignancy in saying that for Barack Obama, a decent but imperious man, the wings of wax have finally melted away."
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 11:09am.
An excellent article! ...Should be "required reading."
- Grump :o)
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:47am.
Because that will mean my Dawgs is havin' a good day. :-D
GO YELLOW BRITCHES!
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 11:24am.
GO DAWGS! ROLL TIDE! Don't really give a hoot one way or the other about Tech but just for you buddy... GO YELLER BRITCHES!
Tide v. Lions has to be the game o' da day.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 12:17pm.
Yeah, Bama will be a game worth at least keeping an eye on.
I'll get to watch the first hour of it, but I'll change to the Dawgs game at 4:30.
Georgia is going to have a tough one today, as the Game Chickens are favored to win - in Athens.
They really need to win this one.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 1:29pm.
When we went by the main gate at Cherry Point this morning there was a car flying the Dawgs flags that had been hit from behind by a car carrying the Game Chickens flag. Wish I could have hear that conversation,
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:56am.
It is the day before the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and (with your permission) I would like to take a few moments to consider the victims of that horrible day and the media who continues to exploit them for their own purposes.
There was an old TV show from the early sixties called “One Step Beyond.” In that show they often had stories revolving around people who get a “psychic vision” about an impending disaster and take steps to avert their own involvement. Many times, those vignettes had a happy ending… the personal disaster is averted – and the audience felt good.
Because the show (and others like it) was simple fantasy, it was, and is perfectly acceptable to exploit the story line for the purposes of entertainment.
But 9/11 was not a fantasy. 3,000+ people went to work that Tuesday morning without a clue that they would not be returning home that evening to their families, friends, or loved ones. How many children lost a parent that day - How many parents lost a child? – How many others were deeply affected by the loss of good friends…I honestly don’t know the answer to that question, all we can do is to pray for them all... the dead and the living victim’s.
IMO the majority of the media will not pray for them. To that majority media they are not the honored dead, the heroes, the living victims… they are mere statistics to be exploited. Oh yes, we will be treated to a few stories about the victims or where they are today, but they will be presented using the old TV show formula, with a political twist… Either a “*happy ending” or an ending designed to make us feel bad about our resentments towards terrorists or their evil ideology.
The left leaning media would like us to “forgive and forget” about the victims (living and dead), so they will attempt to detour our sympathies away from the victims and concentrate on the buildings and “reconstruction efforts. We probably won’t be seeing a complete and factual story on the events of that day… just brief, censored images of the planes flying into the towers or the “towers falling.” After all, it’s easy to forgive and forget when you’re only talking about “things” like buildings – It’s a lot harder when you’re talking about real people.
Just my 2 cents.
Note: *Happy ending = A story where “the victim” has embraced the ideology of the left and come to realize that Christians and conservatives, or our national policy is to blame for the loss of all those statistics.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 12:44pm.
Fox News is covering the Flight 93 Memorial. It is awesome. I am in tears.
Bloomberg must be having fits. Prayers, American Flags flying every where and GW and Laura Bush.
The media will not cover this memorial service I betcha.
Submitted by Red Jeep on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 1:07pm.
The censoring of images from 9-11 has always been maddening to me.
Submitted by matthewdean on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 3:32pm.
your post shines.
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 12:52pm.
Maybe even more curious is that Accuweather.com reported mostly cloudy skies, light winds, temps in the 70's, and no precipitation along the entire route of flight at the time Marine One departed.
At about the same time, wikileaks dumped secret documents.
The officials would not comment on the authenticity of the leaked documents but said the rate and method of the new releases, including about 50,000 in one day alone, presented new complications.
Maybe the two are related?
You Didn't Build That.
Submitted by mandrake on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 1:17pm.
But this too much, I have relatives in the USA. Well maybe just kill them off..then I wont have reason to go there.
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 1:55pm.
TSA can read who knew.
Or is it a problem when a Canadian travels with an American Passport?
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 1:30pm.
4 turnovers in the first half against the state university of New Jersey. Heels lead at half 17-12. Should be a lot worse.
The 4 year old granddaughter had her first soccer game today. Looked like a bunch of 4-5 year olds kicking a ball around. I've got some pictures that I will try and post on my blog later today. It was more comical than Obama's Save my job speech.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 2:27pm.
I see where Joe Plugs Bite-Me has just called the members of Flight 93 - who overwhelmed the mooooooooooooooooslem terrorist barbarian hi-jackers, in order to keep them from blowing up BIDEN'S place of employment - 'citizen patriots'!!! But he has called the same types of people 'terrorists' and 'barbarians' within the past couple of weeks also..........
Way to cover all your bases, Joe..............
Submitted by matthewdean on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 3:37pm.
a perfect example of a "career politician", eh?
Submitted by drsamherman on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 2:41pm.
Unlike Bloomberg's idiotic "non-religious" memorial, everyone in my family will be attending a beautiful memorial mass tomorrow morning. The Altar & Rosary Society made special decorations for the event, and we will have a church full of active and retired service members joining us for worship. I have a houseful of our children, their spouses and my grandchildren. We are having a big barbecue afterwards, and we will be joined by some active duty physicians and their families I invited from Wilford Hall, BAMC and the VAMC San Antonio. The gals are decorating the backyard and it looks like our 4th of July celebration on steroids. I picked up about 20 lbs of prime beef and 10 lbs of prime pork (all of which is in the smoker) and trimmings for the 'cue. We plan on memorializing those who were lost to us all on 9/11 and celebrating our nation's recovery from the tragedy.
That filthy pig E. J. Dionne can bite it. We are having a memorial and a celebration of 9/11. He can pass quietly into obscurity while the rest of us will never forget that day.
Submitted by jon_torlin on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 4:06pm.
Doc, I hope you get a good event out of this, just one question,will there be mention of the evil bastards who did the deed and why it must never be forgotten that they will never rest and will always try to kill anything not of Islam?
It must be pressed home that we did nothing wrong to provoke this attack, that's something the media keeps trying to change the history about.
I don't mean for it to get ugly, but that's the reality that the media would love to whitewash.
But if not, I still hope you get a good turnout for that event.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 4:13pm.
Thank you and your family for your thoughtfulness and generosity. I have 5 members of my family currently on active duty scattered around the world. I can only hope that someone is patting them on the back, shaking their hands, thanking them for their service.
Submitted by drsamherman on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 9:35pm.
The pork is just melt-in-your-mouth tender. Smoked it for five hours after a garlic/adobo/balsamic/ketchup/honey marinade.
My sons committed a palace coup d'etat and I was relieved of responsibility for the smoker and for the beef portion of tomorrow's barbecue. I hope they remember their Jedi Grilling ways and use the charcoal force for good.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:13pm.
You go guy!
Don't forget, a HUGE pan full of sauted down-to-brown-crumbly onions. Oh how I wish I could be there to help you cook the sides and whatnot. My best to your guests, por favor.
Bon appetit, my friend!
Since your sons have relieved you of any responsibility for the 'que....that means you must man the martini jar! I know Darth Charcoal is in your corner. And Don Morgan (a la Le Capitain) too!
Submitted by drsamherman on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 5:11pm.
Our priest is reluctant to go into it, but you can bet that our barbecue will be punctuated by it. The memory of the Fort Hood (Killeen, TX) massacre is still fresh on everyone's mind here in the San Antonio corridor. We will not forget. One of our special guest speakers tomorrow at the reception following mass is an army surgeon who served in the first waves in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he pulls no punches about who he blames.
From our nearest count, about 70 people will be attendance tomorrow. I went out and bought an extra 10 lbs of good beef (different cuts of steaks) and about 10 lbs of bratwurst that's marinating in beer - for the barbecue I bought an extra 10 lbs of pork. The first batch came nicely out of the smoker. The second my wife is preparing a little different - there's an Uruguayan type of barbecue my wife wants to do.
Have to tend the smoker and the start the slow 'cue on the beef brisket....talk to y'all later.
Submitted by GregE on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 2:46pm.
Very interesting indeed!
Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 3:12pm.
in prison for the 1990 gang rape of a 19 year-old southern Cali woman. The link on the yahoo page took me here, to HuffPo. Interesting choice of video chosen by HuffPo to illustrate who this scumbag is. They should be ashamed. It's no wonder AOL is looking to dump that POS website.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 4:52pm.
Did you even bother to read the article and comments at HuffPo. What are you so worked up about?
Submitted by sentry_99 on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 9:08pm.
"Racism at work here. When an Asian person does a crime like this, they get harsher sentences than when a white person commits the same crime. I am not defending the guy, but the disparity in sentencing here in white-dominated America is breathtaking."
"How come he gets life without parole for torture and Cheney goes free? "
"Life without parole? Murderers get less time...he should rot in jail for a decade or two...but for life without parole? that's excessive"
"Non-Asian Americans hate East Asian people. "
That's just the first page of comments Jer. Think those people read the article?
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:36pm.
I looked several hours ago. [And in order, despite time stamp differential because of moderation process...not cherry-picked like yours.] Those condemning this creep still far outweigh those posting stupid comments like the ones you cited.
Jane Doe finally gets some peace of mind knowing this guy is no longer free, and won't be any time soon.
She gets to know that, at least in her case, our society cares about what happened to her and will never give up on pursuing justice.
She gets to know that this monster will never do this to anyone ever again.
We get to know that the rest of us are safe from him and his torturing and violent acts.
I wish her an easier recovery moving forward now that this aspect of her personal hell has been dealt with by our legal system.
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I'm so glad that he was caught! May he rot in jail forever.
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9 hours ago (1:59 PM)
I think he should get life and he should be turned into a eunuch. And not just chemically either.
if rapists were neutered then people would stop raping.
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Rape is about power, not sex. I personally think that this guy should be executed, but castrating won't do anything except hinder his ability to have sex. It won't change his desire to hurt and humiliate women, which is what rape is all about....
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Sadly, you're probably spot on. So... remove his arms and legs, and leave his 'dinker' intact so he can just 'THINK" about what he MIGHT'VE been able to do to his next victim? And NOT be capable of doing it??? There's punishment right there.
There's no cure for people that are so violent and unstable. Death. That's it.
Submitted by sentry_99 on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 11:00pm.
Even though BK was talking about the video. It didn't take much "cherry-picking" since I didn't even go past the first page of comments.
Again you prove that nothing is certain except Death, Taxes and Jer jumping to the defense of Morning Joe and HuffPo. Why is that btw? You own stock or something?
Submitted by matthewdean on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 12:08am.
am somewhere near to chime in so he can accuse me of distorting what he says.
That mode of venting helps keep his blood pressure down.
He pays me most handsomely for my assistance. :o)
Submitted by sentry_99 on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 12:51am.
For Jer's sake I hope he is giving you sick leave, vacation, insurance, retirement and all the benefits required of your union. I'd hate to have to take the SOB out :)
with votes Jer....of course with votes.
Submitted by matthewdean on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 6:49pm.
Jer is cool until his blood heats up over perceived conservative disrespect for or insults to Obama, or Moochelle, or Bill and Hil, or Janet Reno, or Democrats, or liberals, or Joe the Scab, or HuffPo, or, strangely enough, he himself.
Come to think of it, though, ol' Jer is pretty much just a liberal version mirror image of me as a conservative; except he is generally much politer.
Southern boy, you know.
Submitted by The Vet on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 12:14pm.
HuffPo attracts all the idiots on the internet so other websites such as this are safer to traverse.
It took 19 years while this brutal man went free to act in a movie and make money; now his sentence is only 17 years....DUH ?????!!!!!!! Didn't they have DNA in 1990?
Uh, yes. They had DNA in 1990. What they did not have was this guy's DNA. He was required to submit a sample as a condition of parole for an unrelated crime years later. Nothing like opening your big fat cakehole after failing to read the article to which you are commenting.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 3:29pm.
The local TV station carried the story of Gunny Donald Wilmot and 9/11. He was working at the Pentagon at the time. Gunny Wilmot is my daughter's next door neighbor. I ddin't know he went through that. He doesn't talk about it. He is a hell of a nice guy.
Watch the video
PS. If you read the comments my daughter is Megan Green
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 3:48pm.
Last year 'Bama made a trip to Wallace Wade Staduim and beat the snot out of DOOK. Stanford is in town today. There are high school stadiums in Texas bigger than Wallace Wade. Capacity is only about 36,000. How do they make enough money to have Stanford come all this way to play? The only thing that sticks out abotu WW is that they played the 1942 Rose Bowl there. DOOK lost that game to Oregon State.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 4:13pm.
Hey Dawgs, field goals ain't going to cut it. Need some TDs. I think Mark Ritch is going to look good in Carolina Blue patrolling the sidelines next season in Keenan Stadium in beautiful Chapell Hill. Cause if loses to those Game Chickens it is probably over. He may not last out the season.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 4:42pm.
The Dawgs have been looking flat all day.
And now they're losing.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 5:12pm.
It's bad enough to lose but losing between the hedges is worse. There was a time when teams feared going into Sanford Stadium. I don't think Mark has lost his coaching ability. It has been right since Larry Munson retired.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 6:08pm.
Oh, Good Gawd!
See what happens when you fumble?
I wonder what Mark Richt will look like sporting Carolina blue?
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 6:53pm.
Garcia is awful.
I missed the start of the Gator game, now am cooking. Argh!
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 7:11pm.
...by three TDs.
And if it weren't for Georgia giving up a fake punt, a fumble, and an interception, they would be.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:16pm.
Time for you to give it up....being a Dawg is ruining your health.
Join the Gator Nation and be HAPPY!
Woe to the Pumpkin Peeps next week....we're going to break Stick Boy in two (or three) pieces.
Joy of joys, modem is working (for now!).
Submitted by GregE on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 8:37pm.
......yesterday. (Thats not me. I just searched the phrase to see if it was somewhere on the net.)
Submitted by GregE on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 8:44pm.
Oh yea, all his sheeple. The rest of us knew.
Can someone tell Queen Valerie that Congress writes bills, and legislation? Doesn't the One have some golf to play?
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 10:15am.
Queen Valerie is the one that encourages the One to rule by executive order. Why doesn't he just issue an executive order to cover the spending?
Submitted by GregE on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 11:22am.
The problem with Executive Orders is that they are just that. The only thing keeping everything from being an Executive Order is pressure and restraint. The EO concept is dangerous.
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 2:31pm.
You have to check out Paul Krudman's short commentary on 9/11, which is posted on the Drudge Report. Do we need any further evidence that this guy is a full-blown loony-tune.............aside from the fact that we allready knew it????
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 3:08pm.
I get to watch the Falcons today being how the Panthers are playing at 4. I had some high hopes for the Falcons. At halftime with the score 16-3 I decided to take a nap. So I turned on the Falcons broadcast on Sirius. Well I wake up with Wes Durham screaming about Ryan fumbling the ball and Urlacker running it in for a TD. What make this suck so bad is that when the Panthers took Scam Newton in the draft, I said heck with them I was going to be a Falcon fan. Direct TV has given us the NFL ticket free this weekend. So I won't have to watch the Panthers at all. I can watch the Giants and Deadskins. Go Giants. Bills beating the snot out of the Chiefs, Ravens beating the crap out of the Steelers. This has started off as a wierd season.
All the games did start with a rememberence of 9/11. Those that I saw were great.
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