Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Jeb's Descent into Pathos







“You know what? As it relates to my brother, there is one thing I know for sure, he kept us safe.”
 
-Jeb Bush
Come again?
"JEB CAN FIX IT"



Image result for jeb bushI know what you might be thinking but you're wrong. I didn't lift that little slogan off of the "Services Offered" section of the Montgomery, Alabama Craigslist. That pathetic low point in the history of American advertising is the new slogan that has been coughed up by the geniuses behind Jeb Bush's slowly imploding quest for the presidency. Apparently, their old campaign poster (which read simply: "JEB!") wasn't clever enough to make people forget the embarrassing truth that his older brother is being remembered as one of the worst, most corrupt presidents in the history of human incompetence. If this weren't so gut-wrenchingly funny it would be kind of sad.
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The question is screaming to be posed: Just what, if anything, is Jeb suggesting that he will be able to "fix" (besides the 2016 election)?


Would he or any of his sycophantic spokespersons deny that Barack Obama, for all his many imperfections, has done quite a handy job at "fixing" the utter economic catastrophe that was bequeathed to him by the last administration? Would any of these silly bastards and bitches fail to admit that - in every single respect - the United States is in a far better place than it was nearly seven years ago when the half-witted frat boy from Crawford, Texas mercifully vacated 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?

By the way, about two weeks ago I ran into my cousin, Melissa Degan, who greeted me with a pertinent question:

"Who would have thought in a million years that Jeb would turn out to be stupider than Dubya?

Who indeed! She was asking me a rhetorical question; No one would have been able to know that Jeb was dumber than George - except maybe their mom.

Image result for jeb and george bush brothers
Dynasties tend not to go too gently into that good night, and the Bush dynasty is not proving to be the exception to the rule. Poor Jeb is the victim of a fate too cruel to describe. Twenty-five years ago no one in their right mind would have predicted George Dubya amounting to a hill of rancid Boston beans. But in 1994 when George won the governorship of Texas at the same moment Jeb failed to unseat Governor Chiles in Florida, the stage of this tragi-comic opera was firmly set. Junior became the presumptive GOP nominee for the 2000 campaign while Jeb was left behind to eternally ponder history's what-might-have-beens.
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It must be a serious drag being Jeb Bush these days. Can you imagine?

It's getting more and more dire and desperate by the hour for the Bush campaign. His numbers in Florida - the state he presided over as governor for eight years - are in the single digits. He's even trialing Donald Trump and Ben Carson. That very fact shout be enough of a death knell which should tell Jeb that the time has come to fold up the tents and go home. Don't count on it. He's like a spoiled four-year-old in the midst of a king-sized tantrum:

"IT'S MY TURN! GIMME! GIMME! GIMME!

Oh, yeah, this bound to turn quite ugly.

Tom Degan

Image result for leonard bernstein by humphrey burtonSUGESTED READING:

Leonard Bernstein
by Humphrey Burton

This one-volume biography of the great American maestro came out four years after his passing in 1990. I have always admired Lenny Bernstein (he was "Lenny" to his friends) but After reading this one I love the man - warts and all. We were lucky to have him for as long as we did. While he may not have been as prolific a composer as Gershwin or Copeland (he wore too many musical hats to catalogue himself) he will rank with the best of them a century from now. He already does, Here's to you, Lenny!

57 Comments:

At 11:26 PM, Anonymous John said...

I always liked the music in West Side Story which Bernstein did. I have only seen the movie which I thought very well done - although undoubtedly lesser than the real thing.

>> Just what, if anything, is Jeb suggesting that he will be able to "fix" (besides the 2016 election)?

Good one Tom! Still don't rule Jeb out. It is rumored he helped fix election results in 2000 if you buy into that sort of thing. Additionally, there are the some hundred millions in his war chest. With that kind of dough, you can fabricate a lot of silk purses. We have past the point where reality behind the construct has anything to with what is depicted in the media.

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

A vote for Bush is a vote for more war.

G. H.W. Bush on Cheney and Rumsfeld:

“I don’t know, he just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with. The reaction (to Sept. 11), what to do about the Middle East. Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys who want to fight about everything, use force to get our way in the Middle East.”

“I don’t like what he did, and I think it hurt the President. I’ve never been that close to him anyway. There’s a lack of humility, a lack of seeing what the other guy thinks. He’s more kick ass and take names, take numbers. I think he paid a price for that. Rumsfeld was an arrogant fellow.”

JEB's henchmen are the same sort of neo-cons the "Decider" had.

 
At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the climate-change denier/evil billionaire bought National Geographic, National Geographic Society CEO Greg Knell promised that "there won’t be an [editorial] turn in a direction that is different form the National Geographic heritage." This week, the company fired some of its most senior, decorated staff.

Murdoch has a long and dishonorable history of remaking the editorial directions of the publications he buys -- see, e.g., The Wall Street Journal, which downplayed foreign affairs, government, education and media coverage after the Murdoch acquisition, replacing them with more business and health coverage.

Included in the mass-firings are photo editor Sherry L. Brukbache, picture editor Nancy Lee Ott, photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols, and a designer described by colleagues as "the best designer on staff." At least 180 staffers were fired in all, the largest layoff's in the magazine's 127 year history.

 
At 12:26 PM, Anonymous Joe The Plumber said...

This was not supposed to happen. In Kentucky, Matt Bevin, “tea-party extremist,” embraced Kim Davis — the notorious county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses — and he won. In Houston, all the right celebrities and corporations endorsed the “HERO act” — an expansive city ordinance that among other things would have granted transgender men access to women’s restrooms — but the celeb/corporate alliance failed. Voters decisively rejected dangerous sexual progressive radicalism.

In response, the Left is already cementing its reaction: The forces of neo NAZI hate won, bigots prevailed, and Texas and Kentucky showed their true colors of right wing KKK NEO NAZI Fascism. The Left is calling for boycotts, with LGBT groups asking the NFL to yank the 2017 Super Bowl from Houston, and Salon is running its hysterical headlines (sample: “Kim Davis is my governor now: I awoke to an idiot Tea Party takeover”).

But that’s exactly wrong. There was hate in Houston and Kentucky, but it was peddled by the Left. Bevin’s win in Kentucky and the victory over sexual revolutionaries in Houston were both preceded by breathtaking acts of leftist bullying, where the social-justice Left ran amok in its zeal to destroy its opponents.

In Kentucky, Davis’s legal battle was shocking enough: The idea that a federal judge would cavalierly disregard the conscience of a faithful Christian, skip past all the multiple legal options short of jail, and toss Davis in prison caused a national earthquake in the conservative Christian community. But there was more. The Left went out of its way to mock, humiliate, and destroy Davis, employing all the tactics it allegedly deplores: slut-shaming, mocking her appearance, mocking her ethnicity and heritage, and doing all they could to make her an object of hate. It was bullying, pure and simple.

On Tuesday, love won — the love of liberty, the love of common sense, and love and respect for the religious convictions that helped build this nation. In response, I fully expect the Left to keep hating, to intensify its assault on religious freedom. Houston and Kentucky represented key victories on key issues, but despite more than a generation of culture war, the battle has only just begun. What will the biggest peddler of far left hate on Tom's blog, Dave Dubya, have to say about the elections?

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

Guess what?

Jeb will not win the nomination.

GWB will not be on the ticket in 2016.

Hillary will win her party's nomination. The Democrats have no choice but to nominate her. Don't think so? Who is going oppose her in the primary's. Uncle Bernie and who else.

The GOP has a dozen different candidates to select from, now there's a pro choice political party for you.

 
At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeb Bush thinks we can afford an $800K tax cut for Jeb Bush but we can't afford to let a 67 year old janitor retire.

LOL GOP

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

Jeb Bush makes enough money that he could get a $800k tax cut? Wow, is he "only socialism can save America" Bill Gates?

Who is "we" that is preventing a 67 year old janitor from retiring? Isn't retirement the janitor's responsibility? Not "we".


Bernie Sanders Supports Investigation Into Hillary’s Emails
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published Wednesday, Sen. Sanders (I., Vt.) clarified his outburst during the CNN Democratic debate on Oct. 13 during which he defended Clinton on the email issues.

“The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!” Sanders shouted on the debate stage, inviting laughs and a handshake from Clinton.

“You get 12 seconds to say these things,” Sanders told the Journal Wednesday. “There’s an investigation going on right now. I did not say, ‘End the investigation.’ That’s silly. … Let the investigation proceed unimpeded.”

Under President Obama, Democrats have lost 900+ state legislature seats, 12 governors, 69 House seats and 12 Senate seats. And running Hillery for President is going to turn that trend around?

Keep pounding the Bush family, while ignoring what Obama has done to your party, and how much Americans mistrust Hillery. I'm sure the GOP thanks you.

 
At 8:28 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

So Chuck what did you think of my last post to you in the last thread?

 
At 10:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who is "we" that is preventing a 67 year old janitor from retiring? Isn't retirement the janitor's responsibility? Not "we"."

Jeb! wants to raise the retirement age, you dumb shit. You don't believe in Social Security? Send back your checks.

 
At 12:22 AM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

Anonymous,
You kiss your mother and your children with that mouth?

 
At 12:25 AM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

Mr. Hansen

Here's what I think about your last post:

Hurry up Nov 2016!

 
At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Victor David said...

In Kentucky, Davis’s legal battle was shocking enough: The idea that a federal judge would cavalierly disregard the conscience of a faithful Christian, skip past all the multiple legal options short of jail, and toss Davis in prison caused a national earthquake in the conservative Christian community.

Kim Davis might have been acting out of conscience, but she went about it in entirely the wrong way. Like it or not, the US is a nation of laws. It’s just going to work if all you need to do to get off the hook is invoke your religion. Kim Davis should have quit her job when her duties became incompatible with her beliefs. Instead, she tried to impose what she would like the law to say on others who didn’t agree with her. That’s not the way it gets to work.

Donald Trump is drawing quite a crowd and I’m pretty sure he’s an advocate for firing someone who won’t do their job. In this instance, I’d agree with him. Still, if asked, he’d probably try to weasel out of it and grant some sort of “religious exemption” from his normally no-nonsense-get-out-the-door attitude he so loves to strut about.

If Kim Davis quit her job, at least I would respect her. As it is, she wants to have her cake and eat it too.

By the way, I once wrote to President GW Bush and asked him how he reconciled his “deeply held” religious beliefs with a job that involved sending people to their deaths and ordering the killing of so many others. Never heard back.

 
At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a “full scholarship” to the military academy.

West Point, however, has no record of Carson applying, much less being extended admission.

“In 1969, those who would have completed the entire process would have received their acceptance letters from the Army Adjutant General,” said Theresa Brinkerhoff, a spokeswoman for the academy. She said West Point has no records that indicate Carson even began the application process. “If he chose to pursue (the application process) then we would have records indicating such,” she said.

When presented with this evidence, Carson’s campaign conceded the story was false.

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

Almost as bad as " if you like your insurance you can keep it".

 
At 5:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww, poor Chuck.

The American people may finally be done hearing about Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails.”

The U.S. intelligence community no longer believes that Clinton sent messages containing top-secret information from her private email account during her time as Secretary of State, Politico reports. Concerns that Clinton may have jeopardized the security of intelligence by sending classified information over a private server prompted the ongoing FBI inquiry into Clinton’s email setup.

General I. Charles McCullough III had claimed that two emails sent from Clinton’s private account contained top-secret information, but the State Department disagreed, and asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s office to adjudicate the dispute. Now, Clapper’s office has reportedly ruled in the State Department’s favor.

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Hurry up Nov 2016!

Awww, poor Chuckie.

Brings back memories of "Hurry up Nov 2012!"

He was certain Mitt would win.

 
At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Just The Facts TM said...

Dave Dubya,

Its going to be warm this weekend.

Do you think more negroes will be killed by negroes this weekend on the Liberal Plantations (i.e. Detroit, Chicago, Camden, LA etc.) than Americans by terrorist Right Wing extremists?

Don't Black Lives Matter?

 
At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sore Loser, why didn't you use your "Al Sharptoon" or your "Witherspoons" alias to make your negro comment?

It seems like your heart's just not in it any more.

 
At 8:44 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

The biggest contributor of inner city violence is Right wing policies but JTFs would never admit that.

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

Mr Hansen

Please provide me Right Wing policies that contribute to inner city violence

That kind of statement reminds me of Harry Reid claiming from the Senate floor that he had it on good authority that Romney had no paid his income taxes
You don't still believe that do you Mr Hansen?

As Tom says, this is just a naughty cesspool of left wing propaganda
And comments like yours only bare that out
Hurry up Nov 2016 !

 
At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Rose said...

The Medicaid expansion piece of Obamacare furthers the 'Gruberation' of the public. It was intended as a life raft for the inevitable failure of Obamacare to provide low cost insurance for people of lesser means they would be willing and able to pay for. Hence, more free healthcare for some at a great cost to taxpayers.


The entire Medicaid expansion is one of the more subtle deceptions of Obamacare. What it has in common with other deceptions is they were designed to push off the cost and consequences to a future date. That Republican governors like Kasich in Ohio fell for it is a major indictment against his presidential run.

 
At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Diana said...

We have a new Consumer Protection Agency that is suppose to protect the consumer for business abuse, but who is protection us from government abuse? I am always in shock when someone throws out the phrase 'free money'. There is never free money or a free lunch!

 
At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Virginia said...

Young people are finally waking up to the awful consequences ACA plans have visited on family budgets.

A young friend recently posted on Facebook that health insurance costs for him, his wife, and newborn baby, who have no health problems, who do not smoke and take no daily meds - will be $16,000 next year, probably equal to or more than his mortgage. What a burden by the yoke of nanny state government on this young man's neck.

This very productive young man was aghast and outraged. He and others like him may turn on the Democrats and their Gruberization of America.

 
At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rose, Diana and Virginia! Chuck (sore loser) has started cross-dressing again.

You look ravishing, Chuck. But where's Mitzi and Vanessa?

I wonder if today's zero-tolerance, school-to-(for profit) prison society would tolerate a teenaged Ben Carson who (according to his story, which is most certainly bullshit) tried to stab a classmate (or a family member; the story has changed) and attacked his mother with a hammer... would it tolerate such behavior? I mean, a young black girl will get tackled and knocked off her seat for using her cell phone. How would a violent young Ben Carson do in today's society?
Would he be allowed to attend Med school? Probably not, after the authorities got through with him.


 
At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Mark said...

A note to all of the climate change enthusiasts; if the Federal government, with all of its supposed sophistication, census information, etc. cannot accurately predict ACA and Medicaid enrollment and costs associated with programs 1-5 years into the future, how can any reasonable person believe that predictions of the Earth's temperature and climate can be accurately projected decades into the future given the complexities of cloud formation, ocean currents, solar radiation, solar storms, etc.?????

It simply boggles my mind that people could put so much faith in climate projection models and take those projections as the Gospel truth when apparently government bureaucrats can't gather IRS income data, census data, and Medicaid guidelines and accurately project the short-term number of enrollees in these giveaway Healthcare programs.

It baffles the mind of the intellectual left's hubris, hypocrisy, and dishonesty in comparing their projections of their two major agenda items. But hey, as Jonathon Gruber said the American people are really dumb and will vote for the candidates who promise the most "Free Stuff."

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

Union: Obama’s Keystone Rejection Shows ‘Disdain’ For ‘Middle Class Working Americans’

Terry O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), accused Obama of bending to special interest groups by choosing to decline TransCanada’s proposal to build the pipeline in pursuit of his climate change agenda.

“President Obama today demonstrated that he cares more about kowtowing to green-collar elitists than he does about creating desperately needed, family-supporting, blue-collar jobs,” O’Sullivan said in a statement Friday.

“After a seven-year circus of cowardly delay, the president’s decision to kill the Keystone XL pipeline is just one more indication of an utter disdain and disregard for salt-of-the-earth, middle-class working Americans.”
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The number of Americans not participating in the work force exceeded 94 million for the third time in a row last month, according to new government data released Friday.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 94,513,000 people (ages 16 and over) were neither employed nor had made specific efforts to find work in the prior four weeks during the month of October.

Do ya think Mr. Hansen that this might have ANY correlation with "inner city violence"?

 
At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck, do you think if Gore had been elected president instead of W. Bush, and he received a warning that planes were in danger of being hijacked... would he have insisted that cockpit doors be reinforced? Or is that an unnecessary government intrusion into the free market airlines?

You're always so full of questions but you never seem to answer any. You never found the time to address the reinforced cockpit issue. You sort of faded away when that question came up, and then returned with a new name, and a new topic. And more questions.

You have more questions than aliases here.

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Chuckie forgets many more retired people are in the "not looking for a job" group. As baby-boomers age this will be the trend. He's probably one of them, but isn't honest enough to admit it. He certainly doesn't seem to be working all day.

I wonder if Chuckie knows how many American's jobs were sent to Asia? De-regulated capitalism failed us again.

Anything to distract from what his boy Bush left for Obama to clean up.

Amirite?

We see Mark is a loyal member of the Oil Can Cult. He's one of the "pollution does no harm enthusiasts".

I wonder if it boggles Mark's mind that Bush and Cheney were so wrong about Saddam being in cahoots with al-Qaeda and the falsehood of "nukular" aluminum tubes in the State of the Union Address. Does his mind boggle in accepting the needless deaths of thousands of Americans and the civil war in Iraq that spawned ISIL? Probably not to this "clear thinking conservative".

Nawww! We can tell Mark is a "clear thinking conservative" who conflates the peer-reviewed international scientific community with political promises and projections.

A real deep thinker, yessiree.

Maybe Mark's mind would be boggled to know Exxon-Mobile suppressed it's own science on pollution induced climate change.

Naawww! That information won't register either.

"Clear thinking conservatives" have demonstrated their dismissal of facts, logic and reason.

 
At 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said, Dave.

Your remarks are always right on the money, and backed up with real research and facts.

How inconvenient!

 
At 12:19 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

Carson's campaign is unraveling even faster than I thought would happen. There are about six different stories or events that are being challenged in his books and speaking tours. In the past he came out with about a dozen off the wall statements that were over looked by his followers but these complete fabrications on his part will be his political undoing.

Everybody engages in "the older you get the better you were stuff" but Carson underestimated the scrutiny a presidential candidate will go through. I actually feel bad for him and his supporters because for a black man to accomplish what he has done is heroic. It is a given that political figures will almost always disappoint but the Conservatives can not handle that fact and will blame Liberals for his fall.

 
At 12:50 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

"...Conservatives can not handle that fact and will blame Liberals..."

As proven by their words, dogma, and misinformation.

This is the dynamic of cults, totalitarians, and American Con-servativism. Rejection of all information not provided by their propaganda network.

Prime Example: Corporate media = "Liberal media" = Blame

Mix with:

Liberals/Unions/Teachers/Journalists = Democrats = Socialists = Communists = Blame.

These are the operating equations of their ideology.

Once this indoctrination is set, victimhood and persecution are established, and the accusations, blame and scapegoating follow.




 
At 1:13 PM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

Davy,
How many Americans were not working under GWB vs Obama?
How many jobs were lost under Obama due to his Keystone decision?

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

As Tom says, this is just a naughty cesspool of left wing propaganda

 
At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More questions from Chuck!

Why don't you try answering a few for a change?

Lots of American farmers are grateful that TransCanada didn't get to build their pipe through our country.

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a39521/keystone-pipeline-rejected/

Chuck, still no thoughts on reinforced cockpit doors? Are you too busy inventing new fake names to post under?

 
At 1:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The keystone pipeline defeat:

The real story involves an alliance between liberal environmentalists and conservative farmers, between Native Americans and white people, between Democrats and Republicans. The real story involves a grassroots victory for a lot of people you've never heard of who pushed and yelled the national government into reversing a project that seemed almost unstoppable five years ago. The real story involves a defeat for faceless corporate power, and for the money that is poisoning our politics at all levels, and for the corrupt alliance between corporate power and poisoned politics that is so much of our national life these days.

The president moved because people moved him. The president moved because landowners in Nebraska bridled at the bullying of a foreign corporation, against the misuse of eminent domain by an unaccountable Canadian corporation. The president moved because people moved him. The president moved because people like Bill McKibben turned the pipeline – and the planet-killing goop it was designed to carry – into a symbol for the ongoing and worsening climate crisis, and they did such a good job of it that the president now sees a vigorous response to the crisis as an essential part of his legacy. This is a victory that began in farmhouse kitchens and local coffee shops. This is a victory that began on reservations and in small local law offices. This is a victory that began with a thousand conversations about how things just didn't feel right, and about what people thought they could do about it.


(written by - Charles Pierce) In case SoreLoser asks me to "site" my quote.

 
At 1:52 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

Dave Dubya,

We can't argue with Chuck about this blog being a "naughty cesspool of left wing propaganda". Thats a fact jack! amirite?

 
At 3:12 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

I have to give credit to Chuck, he finally is able to spell my name right as in the 1:52 post.

As to the "naughty cesspool of left wing propaganda" nobody likes to post here more than Chuck where he gets a lot of attention which he could never get else where. If Tom deleted the Rant Chuck would be suicidal!

 
At 5:17 PM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

Mr. Hansen

Getting personal I see in your posts to me. Thought you were going to end that practice?

Look what simply quoting the owner of this blog does to the liberal propaganda spewers.

BTW, I dont post under you name Mr. Hansen. I thought you were smart enough to determine when I am the poster, not someone else. Like TP is.
I will continue to answer your posts as you have the strength of your convection's to not post as "anonymous" a plague of sand fleas on his house..
As for Davy, I thought he said "goodbye"? Odd, he's not kept his word..

But you Mr. Hansen, you and I have been able to disagree in the past without lowering ourselves into the name calling and ad hominem famously found here, from both sides.


Thank you for that. I hope it continues.

P.S. do you not want me to address you as MR?

P.S.S.
Hurry up NOV 2016

 
At 5:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll never forget that Lenny said to me at Tanglewood (in 1976) when I offered him hashish that he only smoked marijuana. He actually just wanted to suck my dick but hey, what's with that? He said we should "exchange" presents. What?

 
At 5:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I will continue to answer your posts as you have the strength of your convection's


A convection oven? And Sore Loser, keep your fantasies to yourself please. This is a family blog.

 
At 5:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck / SoreLoser / Friend of Lenny

With all the money from your social security checks, you could afford to hire a good proofreader.

You'd be a job creator!

 
At 6:23 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

I said I would not insult you or attack you on this blog in the interest of all who read or post here. On the other hand I thought you would stop stealing my name. If you are not doing it who is? There are not a lot of people here, have you noticed that?



 
At 10:44 PM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

Mr Hansen. I'm not stealing your name
Period
As far as I know it might be Davy doing so to prevent us having adult conversations. My bet it's anonymous as he she or it seems unable to have any form of adult conversation
But it is not me
I have only one choice if you do not believe me and that is to not respond to your future posts
It is your call

 
At 8:40 AM, Anonymous Paul said...

Ask a Native American living on a reservation what they think about Government health care. I know a lot of people that are on Medicaid that have the latest iPhone, big screen TV or two. Most of them have at least one tattoo or body piercing. Many of them have a better car than me. Could it be that they allocated their income to something more than healthcare? Yes, there are people that need health insurance. But a whole lot of them would rather spend their money on something different than an insurance policy. Then again, the Demo Socialist promised them something for their vote so they had to deliver. Of course, what they delivered is a bunch of crapola.

 
At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Warren said...

Every penny our bloated, corrupt, irresponsible, greedy Federal Govt spends is sucked from the productive private economy... increases the price of goods/services, impoverishes us all.

Only a fool thinks that our parasitic Federal Govt can suck taxes our from productive enterprises, waste much of it in DC, return some of it, and thereby stimulate the economy or increase our wealth or prosperity..

Govt is a greedy scam.

“The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.” George Washington

 
At 9:41 AM, Anonymous John said...

We need healthcare like they have in Europe….you know…Free!

See how it is working out in the UK: : UK now has one of the worst healthcare systems in the developed world, according to OECD report


http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/nhs-uk-now-has-one-of-the-worst-healthcare-systems-in-the-developed-world-according-to-oecd-report-a6721401.html

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I know a lot of people that are on Medicaid that have the latest iPhone, big screen TV or two. Most of them have at least one tattoo or body piercing. Many of them have a better car than me.

Yeah, right. More "welfare Cadillac" lies.

Warren doesn't like the fact that without Social Security and Medicare millions more Americans would be in poverty.

Yes, the UK needs to improve and expand their NHS.

Also from OECD:

"Governments need to significantly accelerate their efforts and strengthen their climate change policies, according to a new OECD analysis."

 
At 1:12 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

Dave, we will have to start posting under several alias to keep up with the flood of Conservatives here. We are getting outnumbered, where are they all coming from?

 
At 1:29 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Gee, James, I haven't a clue. LOL!!

Same pattern of BS, and same pattern of abandoning the topic when shot down.

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

Mr. Hansen, Davy,

This is the URL to see where a poster is posting from.

http://counter25.bravenet.com/worldmap.php?id=393860&usernum=2085046221&service=counter&nocache=1418831155&big=1&count=

I have returned to StL from Ft Worth.Hence the dot in the middle of the USA, that's where am I posting from.

If you look at the map, you will see Davy posted from eastern MI, leaving two dots on the east coast and one in CA. Mr. Hansen, I guess you are one of them,
I dont like the same person posting under different names anymore than you two do, even if I agree with what they say. I think it muddles up the picture and allows you to claim it is me, taking away from their message.
Kind of like Anonymous does,
hope this helps.

 
At 9:45 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

I think Tom should over haul this site, get rid of the ability to post anonymously, steal names and other wise run this blog in to the ground. One name, one Ip address and spend a few minutes a week deleting the bullshit.

If he does not give a shit what happens here just call it a day and end the Rant.

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger T. Paine said...

James, I agree with you whole-heartedly. I haven't been around much this last week for just those reasons. If that nonsense continues, I'll probably not return. (Not that some commenters would mind. :) )

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

TP

I'd mind!!!

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Chuck Morre said...

Mr. Hansen,

One of the things you can do to reduce others posting under your name is to create or link your name to a website like Davy, TP and I have done. I think TP mentioned that to you before.

 
At 7:31 PM, Anonymous Confused Progressive said...

I would like to see Tom show up at Ithaca College and give his Richard Nixon double peace sign like he did at Occupy Wall Street.

I think if we finally gave black people reperations this would make them happy and stop them from rioting.

I also would like to see more diversity on the college basketball courts. A lot of these players can't read Dr. Seuss unfortunately.

 
At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Just The Facts said...

The popular campus doctrine, with deep intellectual roots in the American academy, that universities must regulate speech by proscribing the expression of offensive opinions can be traced to the Maoist philosopher Herbert Marcuse, who in his 1965 article "Repressive Tolerance," laid out the theoretical justification for suppressing conservative views while protecting the freedom to speak for progressives.

Marcuse's work gave birth to Critical Race Theory, Critical Legal Theory, Post-Colonial Theory and the other various forms of Marxism that have become campus orthodoxy. These theories are, of course, deeply at odds with the historical understanding of American freedoms, and must be fought at every step.

 
At 8:09 PM, Anonymous Just the bullshit said...

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Wednesday he would use the U.S. Department of Education to police speech on college campuses.

During an interview, Glenn Beck asked Carson if he would shut down the Education Department as president.

"I actually have something I would use the Department of Education to do," Carson responded. "It would be to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny federal funding if it exists."

 

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