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By NB Staff | May 26, 2012 | 11:25
Lots to discuss this weekend. Please do...courteously.
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 11:46am.
For years, Rush has "illustrated absurdity by being absurd" and usually ends up right. He was right here too.
He has said that states NEED people to smoke, in spite of supposedly wanting to stamp it out, because they depend on the tax income to fund their programs. And that they should actuall promote smoking!
Illinois is facing a shortfall in Medicaid funds, so how do they propose to fix it? You guessed it: raise taxes on cigarettes.
Read the whole thing, including proof that it won't work.
And liberals claim conservatives are dumb!
Submitted by UpNorth on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 10:49pm.
when Grand Mole was the gov. and the dims controlled the legislature. Then, they decided that folks were going to Indiana and Ohio to get their cigarettes, and debated rolling check points on the Interstates to intercept the bootleg tobacco.
Then there was a short-lived outbreak of common sense in Lansing, and they decided not to do that. Then the voters decided that the dems really didn't know what they were doing, threw out the dem legislators and elected a Republican governor.
Submitted by drsamherman on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 12:06pm.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/business/states-diverting-mortgage-set... , from the newspaper of record to the Obama sycophants.
Of course, there will be another pretext for a bunch of states Attorneys General to sue yet again to cure some imagined and conflated "danger" to society so they can siphon off even more money from private industry under the guise of using the money AS INTENDED.
Funny how the MSM is completely silent on this issue.
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 1:18pm.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend, and enjoy life while you have it!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 2:16pm.
The Senate has passed a bill. They are going to take the word "lunatic" out of all federal documents. They didn't strike from the dictionary. What a bunch of lunatics. How much is it going to cost to reprint all documents? Haven't passed a spending bill in over three years but lunatic just has to go.
Submitted by ex buff e-dub on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 1:13pm.
That's just crazy talk...
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 1:30pm.
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 1:44pm.
So they cant be associated with it.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 2:29pm.
It looks like we'll escape any effects of Beryl. He has decided to head back to warmer waters. Latest has him making landfall around the GA/FL line. Then he heads back north bringing us some rain around Tuesday. Lot ot people at the beach this weekend. They were not going to be too happy if they had to honker down for a couple of days.
Submitted by CO2Maker on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 2:56pm.
From the UK Daily Mail Online: In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Department of Homeland Security released a list of words that catch the attention of email monitors.
Who wants to know this? All the Orwell-paranoiacs? The people who think Big Brother is lurking in every traffic cam? or just a amped-up reporter protecting the "public's right to know"?
In any event, how does tipping off Al Qaeda and others to the trigger words help us remain secure? If we are attacked again successfully, within days, if not mere hours, the critics will come out asking "Why didn't you connect the dots?" Perhaps one reason is that a lot of the dots were made public by this FOIA release, and by the NYT and other papers publishing stories about clandestine activities to discover AQ's overseas funding sources or deeply embedded spies who made drone attacks possible.
Submitted by ex buff e-dub on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 1:16pm.
So, this gets released, but Issa can't get squat out of Holder for Fast and makes me Furious
Submitted by CO2Maker on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 3:10pm.
From the "Where are they now" Department: What has happened to Keith the Sport Boy?
AFACT, he has appeared on Steppingonagoose's Sunday Morning program once or twice (and gotten slapped around by George Will). Other than that ... what?
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 3:23pm.
Last photos I saw of ol' Uberdummy, he was sulking around the streets of NYC in a pair of baggy jeans and an oversized sweater (well, I guess it has to be oversized to fit Mr. Sports, huh), and sitting on a park bench, looking dazed and confused.
But I guess that beats riding in the back of a dirty limosine and having to listen to some low-class driver say something to him.
Submitted by SickofLibs on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 3:35pm.
And Olby is taking his advice, big time...
Just last week Olby was spotted wandering around Central Park last week at 3 am with a rope tied around his schwantz, a large pink sex toy concealed in his vinyl cowboy boot and a bag of meth in the back pocket of his Gloria Vanderbilt jeans.
Submitted by CO2Maker on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 5:49pm.
The real problem about Elizabeth Warren's claim to be of Native American descent is not that it's almost certifiably untrue—and thus a deceit and fraud—but that she resorted to it as a stepping stone. She was comfortable with filing for minority status when she already enjoyed the benefits of a successful career at a well-educated lawyer-professor. She just gamed the system, like people of means who manage to find a small gap in the regulations in order to get food stamps.
And that suggests that she would look favorably on legislation and regulations that increase the possibility of manipulating the system for comparable benefits. She won't be a whistle-blower in Congress. She would fit right in with Congress in this video:
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 5:53pm.
Maybe she felt real Native Americans are too stupid to aspire to the heights she is capable of achieving.
It's no secret liberals believe minorities are incapable of fending for themselves.
Submitted by gailannr on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 11:57pm.
Kerry moving his yacht to another state to avoid taxes!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 6:55pm.
I listened this morning to the speech Ronald Reagan gave at the 40th anniversary of D-Day, These are the boys of Pointe Du Hoc. He didn't walk out on the beach and arraign some rocks that had been staged there into a cross. His whole trip was centered on those that lost their lives that day. There was no me or I.
In 2014 we will commemerate the 70th anniversay of D-Day. Do we want the RBFSOB over on that sacred soil taking credit for it? I know that he will interject himself into the picture. It is bad enough I have to hear about him laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns are Monday but a speech at Normandy would be too much.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 10:39pm.
on Monday, you would be the first one slamming the RBFSOB for his traitorous hatred and disrespect for the military.
For God's sake, is it too much to ask that you take a break from the cheap political shots just for the duration of this occasion when ALL Americans should join one another in remembering and honoring those who answered their country's call.
Nobody issued you any exclusive license for patriotism.
Submitted by matthewdean on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 3:38am.
What a fookin' joke.
Cheap political shots at a cheap political piece of shit seems most fair to me.
When it comes to the PLRBFPOSSOB, what makes you think that conservatives share your Rodney King "Can't we all just get along?" moment?
Unless, of course, you truly are that blind.
If so, you aren't as intelligent as I thought you were.
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 10:51am.
politicize Memorial Day, too. It certainly doesn't require any intelligence. Rather, it reveals the lack of it.
But, hey, you have every right to do so. After all, those whom we honor gave their lives so that you can enjoy the privilege of demeaning their sacrifice.
So, please. Carry on.
Submitted by matthewdean on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 5:13pm.
Tying any criticism of the nasty, worthless pos in the Offal Office to being somehow demeaning towards the sacrifice of our military who died in the line of duty.
Pathetic lib claptrap.
Not to mention throwing shit around like a monkey flinging feces in his cage at the zoo.
The worse it looks for Obama, the sorrier your attempts at insults to those who don't share your adoration of a turd.
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 5:58pm.
unlike you who need never stoop to insults, being obviously quite comfortable spewing them in torrents from any position.
I acknowledge your mastery of this rather dubious art. Still, spare me the lectures. Repetition bores me.
Submitted by matthewdean on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 7:25pm.
site, I find it irresistible to "stoop" to reply with insults, TO the insults from a lefty who continually steps up on a conservative's porch, drops trou, squats and craps all over conservative comments made against the pos Obama, his administration, his policies, and/or anything said about liberals or Democrats.
I only appear to you to be a master at this "dubious art" because your lefty lib platform is so weak and wobbly, thanks to your purple-lipped hero, that your asinine lefty points are easily shot down.
Also - quit lying; if repetition truly 'bored' you, you would cease and desist with posting the same, lame, REPETITIOUS, leftist smegma.
The only thing getting 'bored' is the presentation of the stuff you feel is necessary to put forth in order to support your leftward lean - and it gets holes bored in one side and out the other.
Repetition bores you, indeed.
So, you hang around, do you, because you actually believe that you win all the head butting contests you get into with conservatives on this site?
You funny guy.
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 7:40pm.
with conservatives. Some of 'em are too sharp for me. That's why I don't shy away from the clashes with you. It brings up my average.
Submitted by matthewdean on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 7:53pm.
self congratulatory back patting impresses balboa*, JasonC*, and Vandamage* to no end.
Realistically, though, your left leaning tilt results in weighty, argumentative 'victories' that conservatives figure are pretty much the equivalent of going around bragging about being able to suck canal water up your ass.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 8:12pm.
You have disrespected cajun's * by attaching it to lib trolls. Please don't do that...
Use - (minus) or x (delete) or < (left)
Submitted by matthewdean on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 12:55am.
Jer made me do it.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 8:04am.
First he never does anything unless there is some type of politcial gain. Just ask any retiree what he thinks about them, re: Tricare. By the way ever heard of Students Against Militarism? He was a supporter of SAM. Don't accuse me of politics when he does it ever time he speaks.
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 8:56am.
The Unknown President places a wreath on the Unknown Soldier tomb.
Does anybody know anything about this big enigma?
Submitted by bigdaddy on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 10:22am.
...Baracko's "been there, done that" from two years ago. As I recall he went to Thugcago for some Bobby Q and dispatched "Jackass Joe" to honor the "Unknowns". That dog don't hunt, the horse has left the barn, etc...
Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 9:22pm.
Submitted by Radical1979 on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 9:30pm.
In the political climate we live in I've actually been thinking about the military quite a bit today. It occurs to me that in light of the sacrifices they have made, I need to be even more active in this election, to protect what they have fought for.
Submitted by dyardley on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 10:22pm.
My uncle Robert Yardley, US Marine, killed on July 4, 1944 on Saipan. My Dad Eugene Dulany, My uncle Cloyd Fall, my uncle John E. Everhart all Army Air Corp (now USAF.) You'll notice the different last names of my Dad and his brothers Cloyd and John......they actually flew on the same B-17 in WWII. Uncle John as Co-pilot, uncle Cloyd as flight engineer and Daddy as top turret gunner. No one but them knew they were brothers for a long time. When they did find out Dad was busted from SSGT and the 3 were separated. Uncle Johnny was shot down and served the balance of the war in Japanese POW camp. Dad's plane was hit over the English Channel, but he survived (his B17 was the 'Buffagator.)Because one crewman was from Texas and the other Florida. I shudder to think what would have happened if they'd stayed together. They all made it, as did my stepdad H. Skip Kredo. What wonderful men they were.
I want to thank every one of our service men and women, from each and every battle. I salute you!!!
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 1:04pm.
Thanks for sharing it.
God bless your dad and your uncles and their service.
And to your salute to all members of our military past and present, I add mine as well.
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 1:12pm.
Amazing history. I'd love to see a photo of the plane. I have a picture of my step-dad & his crew in front of their 17, on the wall in my living room.
Thanks to all of the men, women, and their families who serve or who have served in our armed forces.
Handy Reference Guide to Obama's Gaffes and Goofs ~ Currently Numbering 200 (and Counting)
Submitted by dyardley on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 7:18pm.
As far as I know there are no pics of Buffagator.....lost over the Channel. However, there are pics of uncle John (Dusty) and Dad in crew pictures in an autobiography by John Prewit, Col. CAF entitled The "Lucky Bastard." They were in the 452ND Bombardment Group. Since Dad would rarely talk about those times it was really great to see pics and hear about him in Col. Prewit's book.
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 7:50pm.
now about five sets of brothers serving in the same Marine battalion in Afghanistan. I thought it had been prohibited for siblings to serve together since the five Sullivan brothers died in WWII.
Submitted by stratman on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 7:48pm.
Thank you for sharing.
I was so interested i took to Google and did a search on "buffagator b-17". The first link was about the names of the aircraft in the 452nd Bomb Group. The second link was to a genealogy message board discussing the Buffagator. Then there was a gem of a link further down the list to a PDF file of a scan of a newspaper from Wilton, Connecticut that has a blurb on a hometown boy serving on the Buffagator. Enlarge the image and look on the right side, middle, nearly at the bottom for the beginning of the story on Staff SGT. John C. Johnson, tail gunner. The PDF is also interesting for the historical snapshot of life on that day during the war.
There may be more interesting links on Google to peruse.
Submitted by dyardley on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 12:40pm.
Jer, I don't remember when the five Sullivan's went down with their ship so I don't know if Dad and Uncle Johnny were before or after. Dad paid the price, but he told me he was pretty 'cocky' then.
Stratman, I was enthralled as I looked at each of the links. It interesting how the name 'Buffagator' came to be...obviously the states were in question but the name remains. I was looking through the autobio I mentioned previously and found really interesting stuff about my Uncle Johnny (Dusty.) Appears he had a great deal of trouble trying to get Mission 13 (12 B they called it) off the ground. Had an emotional breakdown and spent a month in a rest hospital...couldn't fly as pilot anymore. His next flight he was serving as an observer in the tail of the B17. They were hit in the middle of the plane which separated the tail..Only two survived and were picked up and held as POWs till end of WWII, Dusty was one.
To think that this type of action occurred every day just astounds me. Thank God I was born a female because I don't think I could ever be that courageous, although I know many women have. Thanks for the links, I'm going to spend more time researching.
Submitted by stratman on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 9:36pm.
Obama calls himself a master twitter and a twoosh master.
More like Master Poser.
If this isn't a gaffe, it should be. He's sounds as juvenile and self-absorbed about the triviality of tweeting - another FIRST that can be claimed on the White House blog - as he does bragging about his grand presidential wealth redistribution and America bashing "accomplishments". The man is stuck on himself and inflates everything he does.
Submitted by Radical1979 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 9:23am.
I wish he knew a little something about economics rather than how to tweet. Maybe we wouldn't be heading off that cliff if he bothered to know something that could help this country.
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 10:58am.
I didn't know there actually is a measure of glorification due a person who can text a coherent message.
A "twoosh" inspires awe ?
Submitted by stratman on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 12:30pm.
Obama is doing what he wants to do to America as quickly as he can do it. He is not bumbling, fumbling, tumbling when it comes to the destruction of traditional America. It is planned and it will worsen if not voted out of office.
NoObama Countdown Clock
If there is a self-congratulatory opportunity to be had, no matter how shallow, Obama will work it into day. The hyping of the trivial is an important mechanism of support for the narcissist since truly meaningful accomplishment, like spiking the football over Bin Laden's death or sharing mission secrets with a Hollywood movie director, is rare enough for any individual, let alone the self-absorbed.
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 1:14pm.
Twoosh Master, indeed.
#119 (alphabetically) of 139. Keep the hits coming, fellow NB'ers. Our goal is 200 by Election Day.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 2:49pm.
I haven't looked at your list in about a week. Have you put the 2 sons in yet?
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 3:39pm.
I swear, I had 120 about three weeks ago, now I'm up to 140.
Speeding right along.
Submitted by stratman on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 5:04pm.
Obama will "compress" his gaffes with increasing frequency as time runs short on this impostor and his Presidency.
Submitted by drsamherman on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 12:48pm.
The aftermath of the malignant narcissist.
It won't be pretty when this starts to be detangled.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 8:59am.
AMC is running a weekend of war movies. My favorite is Patton. I'd have to say the greatest is The Longest Day. It incompasses about every part of D-Day from the Rangers, The boys of Pointe du Hoc. to the combat engineers that were some of the first to hit beaches. to the mess that the 82nd and 101st Airborne, along with the British and Canadians that jumped behind the lines that were scattered were here to kingdom come. It was chocked full of the stars of their day, like the Duke.
Second I'd have to say Patton. Third Battle of the Bulge and fourth, Battleground which told the story of the 101st Airborne at Bastogne, Belgium. I don't want to forget the Bans of Brothers. As you an see I am baised towards the Army. The Army and Army Air Corps along with the Brits that fought under the crown won the war in Europe.
I'll give the credit for the win in the Pacific to the Marines and the Navy. Yes the Army and Air Corps was there but it was the Marines and Navy that took the brunt of the casulaties from Midway to Iwo Jima. I watched Midway last night, It too was chocked full of stars. (They don't make miovies today with all the star power that was in Midway, The Longest Day, Battle of the Bulge.) I'll watch Flags of our Fathers and Sand of Iwo Jima today. z
I'd love to hear what many of you think I guess if you are a Marine you opinion we be way diferent from mine.
Right now I need to get back to The Longest Day on FMC.
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 1:34pm.
I remember seeing Patton in the 7th grade at the theatre. It's one of those movies I watch every single time I find it on the dial. I can recite most of the dialog by heart.
I'm not going to rate the movies, but I'd agree with everything you've listed as a good start. I also would add A Bridge too Far, Ike: Countdown to D-Day (Tom Selleck was amazing), and Saving Private Ryan for it's depiction of my selection for Man of the Century, George Catlett Marshall.
I think it's kind of interesting the way American movies depicted Monty....I have to wonder if he was as Obama-esque in his belief in his own abilities as he is always portrayed. The Thin Red Line w/Jim Caveizel and Nick Nolte was well done.
Band of Brothers was fantastic, and the same group of producers did The Pacific, which was quite good, but not on the same level, IMO.
Another miniseries which is worth mentioning is Winds of War (but not its sequel, War and Remembrance). The books, of course, were ten times better. And although a fictionalized account, with the omnipresent Pug Henry, I thought represented what it was actually like during WWII for both participants and those at home, both here and overseas. Those books are on my must-read list.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 5:38pm.
We had a SSG Hugh Patton. When he was in front of the formation we'd start humming the theme music. He couldn't stand it.
Submitted by Model850 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 5:50pm.
My Dad was in the 82nd but never talked about what happened in the war. Maybe he just saw too much and went through too much to want to re-live it.
I think it really disappointed him when I was in the Army that I didn't seek Airborne training.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 10:06am.
Neil Bortz addresses the graduates of Texas A&M
Can't you just imagine all the steam rising from the heads of the liberal faculity?I would be willing to bet his specch makes MSNBC's shows for at least a couple of days.
They are probalby trying to figure out how to strip his name from the alumni. He'll never be invited back again for anything.
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 10:43am.
Now that's a %&#(kin' commencement speech!
Usually I'm skimming to get through an article. That was dynomite!
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 11:04am.
Wish we had the video.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 12:17pm.
It said it was on Boortz's website but I couldn't find it. Maybe Dave will come along today and post it.
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 12:51pm.
about the President's patriotism, you would know that the so-called Texas A & M "commencement" address was complete fiction. It was a fantasy speech Neal penned fifteen years ago. [The reference to Clinton and interns should have been a big tipoff.]
Boortz is pretty fearless, but even he wouldn't have the guts to deliver that screed at his alma mater. Besides, A & M has never been known as a hotbed of liberalism. Back when I was a frequent listener [beginning before his local Atlanta show was syndicated], the only group Neal hated worse than liberals was the religious right.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 1:03pm.
Neal Boortz wrote that speech in 2003. It is included in his books and several of his radio shows and at his website. It was never given at any university as a commencement speech. It was typical of Boortz, it was a "hit" at liberals who invited Kermit the Frog to give a commencement speech that year.
BTW: It's still a great speech.
Edit: My purpose was to only provide accurate information not try to insult you....
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 1:10pm.
I read it was written in 1997.
Submitted by matthewdean on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 5:03pm.
What's your point?
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 6:20pm.
benign and innocuous comment posted by an NB lib will invariably provoke a bullying, snarky and asinine response from matthewdean.
I doubt anyone will be shocked by the results.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 6:38pm.
Benign, innocuous comments would never even capture Matthews notice. However, liberal condescending arrogant comments, BAM!
Submitted by matthewdean on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 7:31pm.
Poor ol' benign and innocuous lefty Jer; once again getting bullied and snarked on by the conservative ogre matthewdean; for no reason whatsoever.
'Tis an absolute horror, I tell ya. :o)
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 7:31pm.
written in 1997 was a "liberal condescending arrogant" comment? If so, that makes the category pretty broad, doesn't it?
Submitted by matthewdean on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 7:39pm.
of insults available to tweak the noses of Obama lovers who insist on favoring, supporting, and defending the pluperfect twit.
Ol purple-lip's incompetence is the gift that keeps on giving.
Though a bit too much like a venereal disease, unfortunately.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 8:00pm.
I was referring to Jer's reply to ricklail
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 11:59pm.
was even more condescending than the one you linked. At least it was more antagonistic. And I don't regret it in the least.
For over four years I never posted a single cross word to or about rick. I tried my best to cultivate a cordial relationship with him--making amicable remarks about matters he had posted. He never bothered to reply. I would ask him friendly, straightforward questions regarding topics he had raised. They were totally ignored. When he informed us of an illness which I believe required his hospitalization, I wished him a speedy return to good health. That apparently didn't warrant so much as a "thanks".
What he did do a few months ago was to completely out of the blue and behind my back post a flat out lie about me--which he has never explained nor retracted. There will be no more graciousness extended by me to ricklail. If you prefer to defend him and call me out, that's your prerogative.
I will still consider you my friend.
Submitted by cajun2 on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 12:47am.
Have you ever heard the saying....always take the high road?....And I don't mean travel on a high horse...
Submitted by Jer on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 1:16am.
If on Memorial Day of 2008 I had posted a highly offensive attack on the character and patriotism of President Bush--which, btw, I have never done here or anywhere, publicly or privately--how high would the road be which you would have taken [assuming you had been here at the time, of course], especially if I had without provocation previously insulted you?
Submitted by cajun2 on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 1:56am.
Let me try again. Sometimes posters are angry, frightened, in crisis in some part of their lives. NB is almost like a coffeehouse where we meet friends and foes to unload. When someone rants or even throws insults, it is not always in your best interest to respond "in kind". Sometimes it is best to take the "high road". Let them do the insults and just move on. That way, they look like they are the ones focused on inciteful remarks and personal attacks.
Dont get me wrong. This is very difficult to do as you have seen me spar with lib lying trolls here at NB. I save my "attacks" for those trolls. They dont deserve my patience or respect anyway. But with regular posters, it should be an "agree to disagree" but with forethought as to where you are headed, not just a reply. Kinda like playing chess.
And after the "fray" is abated somewhat, the one who took the high road will be the one who is viewed as the more "solid" in his arguments.
Social work done for the day. Goodnight Jerster....;-)
Submitted by Jer on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 3:02am.
You make a plausible theoretical point, but I'm not sure the "real world" evidence validates it. I've observed bal's manner of posting--a style from which he hasn't deviated in the five years I've been at NB--and frankly marveled at his ability to maintain his equanimity and general good humor in the face of relentless personal attacks which have intensified exponentially over the past year or so.
There is no better example of someone staying on the high road despite overwhelming obstacles. Now maybe there is a body of thus far silent admirers out there in NB land who secretly applaud his unflappable nature, but, if so, it would be nice if a few of them would occasionally publicly acknowledge it.
Right or wrong, my approach has always been that I would never initiate a personal attack against someone, but if I were made the target of gratuitous abuse then I reserved the right to not respond, respond with sarcastic "needling", or respond in kind. I'm just not the "roll over...may I please have another" type. I realize that those unaware of rick's previous ambush slam at me would look at this thread and conclude my comments to him were unwarranted and inappropriately ad hominem. I hope they understand that I would not have reacted as I did without prior provocation.
Submitted by Rukus on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 7:05am.
I've never had a real problem with Jer, yes, he is definitely left leaning but, so what? I've spoken to him personally and he's a good guy. I disagree with much of what he says but that's just ideology, no reason to denigrate him, he just has different views. And once again, Jer is no troll! Jer strikes me as a classic liberal (as in many moons ago liberal) not the moonbat progressive trolls we constantly attract here. In fact, I see him as pretty much a blue-dog. AND YES! HE HAS ALWAYS SPOKEN WELL OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MILITARY! Don't go there!
And then there is Bal (sorry Vet, ya know I love ya man). He has always (since my 4 YEARS THIS MONTH!) been just a snarky lefty that knows how to push buttons, he's famous for this (his one liners.) But he can be funny and never get's hatefull, wrong, yes, but hatefull, no.
Both Jer and Bal have a good sense of humour, and they use it a lot, especially to defuse nasty threads.
I don't agree with much of what either of them say but this is a free country (last time I checked) and we can have vastly different views on politics, sports (ROLL TIDE!), etc...
I'll defend they're right to talk lefty points as much as I'll defend my right to talk, well, righty points. Chill out folks, disagreeing doesn't mean having to have knock-down drag-out ass-kickin' fight just 'cause ya don't agree.
Well, that's my rant... sorry. Carry on...
Submitted by cajun2 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 6:41pm.
It was written in '97 for one of his books but there is an audio tape of his speech he did for his radio show in July 2003. That is what I was trying to find for rick.
Submitted by dyardley on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 11:53am.
Wow. EVERY graduate should hear this!!!
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 10:45am.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 12:19pm.
As the number 98 car, the one driven by the late Dan Weldon circled the track there was a 21 gun salute and Taps was played. Are those people that stupid. He was not a veteran. As a matter of fact he was British.If he had been British military I'd have had no prlblem with it. I saw nothing wrong with the car circling the track while they played a tape of Gomer singing My Indiana Home but they never should have let the car on the track during the salute and Taps.
Submitted by Rukus on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 7:23am.
devolved... sad. : (
Submitted by stratman on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 5:54pm.
Since Obama ran for the Presidency, not only have Leftists and homosexuals come out of the closet , but zombies are now roaming uninhibited in public as well.
Anyone here not think this cannibal was an Obama supporter?
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 6:00pm.
Submitted by stratman on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 6:09pm.
He'll still cast a vote for Obama in November, by absentee ballot if Florida requires photo ID at the polls.
Submitted by bkeyser on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 9:36pm.
intimidation. Well, it's happened again, this time to Erick Erickson.Folks, you really need to understand the degree to which leftists are trying to change this country. They're literally trying to intimidate voices of the right and shut down any opposition through descicable and illegal activities like this one. An NO ONE from the mainstream left is denouncing it. I really think the left believes they're facing the twilight of their movement if their champion fails to win re-election. They're imploding, and they're not gonna go quietly.
Know your enemy. These people are truly enemies of the state.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 10:23pm.
I have been following these guys since you first posted on Kimberlin. This guy is already a convicted felon and is now involved in "terrorism" but sadly, dont look at the DOJ to intervene. "Justice" appears to be only for Obamabots.
Submitted by bkeyser on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 10:29pm.
The DoJ could, apparently, intervene. https://twitter.com/ElectionLawCtr/status/206916508943777792
My position is that if this is an illegal act -and I don't know how filing a false police report is not an illegal act- and know one from Obama, to the DNC, to the leftist media denounces it, and the Justice Department ignores it, then it must be tacit approval of the tactic. To put it more simply, it would seem Democrats and Eric Holder's DoJ condone illegal activity if it furthers their agenda.
Submitted by Radical1979 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 10:38pm.
You guys should take it easy on Holder and the DOJ. In addition to avoiding questions about Fast & Furious, they are very busy on the all important bathroom issues of our day. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/05/24/thanks_doj_women_fo...
Submitted by cajun2 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 10:57pm.
For years I have seen guys "whizzing" out behind their cars, behind a building, behind a tree, in the dugout, in the bleachers, on the side of the road....NOW they want our bathrooms. The only time I will ever need to go into a "gender neutral" bathroom is when I am carrying a baseball bat.
Submitted by Unsane on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 11:06pm.
Hey now, you ladies can KEEP your bathrooms. I don't want 'em.
"CONSUMED DEMOCRACY RETURNS A SOCIALIST REGIME" - Slayer, "Fictional Reality", from Divine Intervention (1994)
Submitted by Radical1979 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 11:09pm.
Indeed, there are some things no one wants to see. Talk about losing the mystery!
Submitted by Radical1979 on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 11:11pm.
In all seriousness, can you imagine the time and money put into the DOJ getting involved in this issue? There are so many important things going on and THIS is what they choose to pursue? Another sign of a lack of leadership from the White House.
By the way, I hope Mo, Sasha, and Malia enjoyed Beyonce. WE paid for the transportation and security, so I hope it was worth it.
Submitted by Boudin on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 8:56am.
To regulate the internet or other privacy concerns. BTW seems to me the local authorities have an ax to grind with these false 911 calls. They should have the authority to make an arrest.
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 11:06am.
Barney Frank says if you give every black kid in America an honorary degree, they won't get shot.
Submitted by Agnostic on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 12:25pm.
Mali has fallen - or what is left shortly will. While it would be a stretch to blame this entirely on Obama it is the lack of leadership in the world that has nation after nation vaulting back generations in freedoms. The haters of the Western world are starting to dominating the globe and our DC insiders wonders whether it would be bad optics to play golf on Memorial Weekend.
At this point Obama is making Carter look credible.
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