Saturday Open Forum – January 8, 2011

Happy Saturday and Welcome! For those new to Honey Trail, Open Forum is the gathering spot to share what is on your mind and happening in your neck of the woods.

C’mon in and hike with us. . . .

113 Responses to Saturday Open Forum – January 8, 2011

  1. Menagerie says:

    I’ll start the coffee for us. Mmmm fresh ground bean Columbian. Who gets the muffins?

    • JRD says:

      I made fresh blueberry scones this morning, Have some with me while you read this.

      • JRD says:

        Here’s the recipe.

        Buttermilk Scones

        2 cups all-purpose flour
        1/3 cup granulated sugar
        1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

        ½ teaspoon baking soda
        ¼ teaspoon salt
        6 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
        ½ cup buttermilk
        1 large egg
        1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
        2/3 cup blueberries, dried fruit, or cheddar cheese

        Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
        In a large bowl, sift and then stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using a cheese grater, grate the frozen butter into the flour mixture. Mix together until it resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the fresh or dried fruit or grate in the cheese.

        With lightly floured hands, pat the dough into an 8 inch diameter. Cut the dough into 8 wedges with a serrated knife or cut out rounds with a scone mold. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and toothpick inserted into the center of a scone comes out clean.
        Using a spatula, transfer the scones from baking sheet to wire rack to cool. Recut into wedges if necessary. Serve warm, or cool completely and store in an airtight container.

        Buon giorno!

        • AFinch says:

          Printing now. Thanks so much! I was going to ask if I could come stay at your house, but I guess I’ll settle for your scone recipe. ;-)

          • JRD says:

            AFinch, any time that you are in south Florida please look me up. You have an extremely inquiring mind and I respect your intellect. Believe me that is a compliment as I am a tough sell.

            On that note, check out this article in the Atlantic by Chrystia Freeland . It’s amazing how these oppressives think. Their powers of deductive reasoning have been short circuited. How can one write the following?

            The good news—and the bad news—for America is that the nation’s own super-elite is rapidly adjusting to this more global perspective. The U.S.-based CEO of one of the world’s largest hedge funds told me that his firm’s investment committee often discusses the question of who wins and who loses in today’s economy. In a recent internal debate, he said, one of his senior colleagues had argued that the hollowing-out of the American middle class didn’t really matter. “His point was that if the transformation of the world economy lifts four people in China and India out of poverty and into the middle class, and meanwhile means one American drops out of the middle class, that’s not such a bad trade,” the CEO recalled. A gentle, unpretentious man who went from public school to Harvard, he’s nonetheless not terribly sympathetic to the complaints of the American middle class. “We demand a higher paycheck than the rest of the world,” he told me. “So if you’re going to demand 10 times the paycheck, you need to deliver 10 times the value. It sounds harsh, but maybe people in the middle class need to decide to take a pay cut.”

            Later in the article she writes this: As Soros told me, “It is easier to be rich in America than in Europe, because Europeans envy the billionaire, but Americans hope to emulate him.” But as the wealth gap has grown wider, and the rich have appeared to benefit disproportionately from government bailouts, that admiration has begun to sour.

            How does she not know that George Soros has intentionally planned for years for the Middle class in this country to finally succumb to this envy? And how can this moron compare these Harvard indoctrinated Marxist greedy bastids to Ayn Rand’s inventors who migrated to Galt’s Gulch? D.U.H.


            • AFinch says:

              I hope you’re serious about looking you up when I’m in S. Fla. because I defintely will.

              Thanks for the article (and kind words). I look forward to reading it.

        • Menagerie says:

          Thanks for the recipe. I love to bake and blueberries are a favorite of ours.

        • Pat P says:

          Never heard the tip about freezing and grating the butter – good tip! Wonder if it would work for other things, like biscuits?

          • JRD says:

            I used to chill the butter but I found if I froze it and then grated it it worked faster than cutting in the chilled butter with 2 knives.
            I’m always doing 2 things at 1 time so I constantly think of an easier way to perform the task.

          • yomotley says:

            Yep, works for biscuits, too.

            • Pat P says:

              I realized, as soon as I posted, that scones and biscuits are two sides of the same book, so it would most likely work the same way! Need more coffee.

        • yomotley says:

          With the cheddar cheese I can consider a half dozen of these scarfed down by a teenager as a meal. Thanks!

          By the way, I did not make the eggnog but have passed the recipe around. It is in the future, though, as something I want to make.

        • SleeplessinCA says:

          ………with a cappuccino, heaven!!

        • Integrity1st says:

          Just want to say to all of you, you are so good with the way you open shop in the morning I can smell and taste your words. Yea, I know, that’s the point. Just sayin’ – it works.

          JRD could you flip a link to the kids so I don’t have to go searching. Want to show my husband the dogs I want!

  2. WeeWeed says:

    Those scones smell heavenly! This is amusing (about defunding NPR) – I think the killer line in the article is the one about everyone finding out all at once, “We’re paying for that?!” Oh, and good mornin’, Honeys!

    • JRD says:

      “NPR’s Board could summon Mark Steyn to chair the review of the ethics code of the network, thus demonstrating their complete confidence in their mission.”

      Wouldn’t that be a laugh and a half?

      Seriously, NPR and PBS have to go. It should be the first thing we cut. Keep e-mailing Boehner and your congress critter. No retreat, no surrender. We have paid for this Marxist indoctrination against our own best interest long enough. Let George Soros fund it.

      Thanks WeeWeed for posting.

  3. JRD says:

    Hey everyone, thanks for all your prayers. I am happy to report that little Francesco is doing great dealing with his sudden blindness!

    We had a huge scare as he had an anxiety attack 10 days ago when he screamed, fell over on his side, and his tongue turned blue. Naturally, these flippin things only occur when you are in a stage of half dress. I flew down Federal highway, driving through all of the red lights only to reach the vet’s office and promptly be informed that, “sorry, she was in surgery.” I pushed the receptionist out of the way and banged down the surgery door. The vet immediately shot him up with something and placed him in an oxygen tent. The good news is he also has a collapsed trachea that we have under control with a cough suppressant.
    It’s amazing how this little guy is able to navigate his way around my large home. There are 11 doors to get outside and he knows his way out of each of them. Yesterday I brought him out of a different door and he went down 3 stairs to get to the dock and walked around there a little on the lawn. I was flabbergasted. If you were in his presence it is extremely difficult to detect that he is blind.
    The only problem I am having is trying to come up with ways to play with him. He used to love fighting with me over possession of his little stuffed animals and then running to fetch them when I threw them. He also loved playing soccer with a large ball. Now he shows no interest in either. If you have any ideas I would appreciated them. Yet, he does appear to be happy wagging his tail and no longer stares into space with his head down.
    His little twin sister Chiara, who is extremely smart, still doesn’t get it yet that her little brother can’t see. She appears to be frustrated with him that he just doesn’t want to run around and play with her any longer. Don’t quite know what to do about that problem either. Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated. I purchased 2 books on living with a blind dog, including 1 which is supposed to be the authority on the subject, however I don’t think that they are so wonderful.

    • yomotley says:

      If the books are not so wonderful, perhaps you need to write a one-upper of a book on the subject.

    • Pat P says:

      Maybe you could tie bells to his stuffed animals, and he could learn to follow them by the sound of the bells.

    • AFinch says:

      Thanks for the report on the little guy. They really are amazing.

    • Menagerie says:

      I have been hoping for a good report on the little guy. My idea for toys was like Pat’s,something with sound. He sounds so smart that he might need more than a ball. Why not check out kid’s toys for something that
      moves and he can heat it. Maybe wind up toys or something.

      One of our dogs is having seizures. He showed up here last winter, absolutely at death’s door. His spine was clearly visible he was so starved. He had two seizures and the vet said he might never have more, that sometimes a starving dog would have his hormones off and need time to adjust to regular meals and weight gain. He didn’t have any more until a few days ago when he had three in one day. We are waiting on bloodwork. It is hard to watch him suffer. He has the best personality. You just get hooked on him.

      • JRD says:

        Menagerie, I will add your little one in my prayers. When they do the blood work are they testing for Cushings Disease? I had to have Francesco tested for that because of the hormone thing associated with SARDs.

        I can’t believe how my prayers for little furry friends have increased so much lately.

        Hey, did anyone see that movie Hachiko: A Dog’s Story (or Hachi: A Dog’s Tale) a 2009 American drama film based on the true story of the faithful Akita Hachikō? Richard Gere also stars in it along with the dog. I just loved the pooch.

        • AFinch says:

          We received it as a Christmas gift from our three-year old nephew. (Okay, his parents.) Haven’t watched it yet. Will move it up on the to do list.

  4. SleeplessinCA says:

    I admire this man, stays true to his convictions regardless of his future aspirations.

  5. yomotley says:

    I see this steam rolling into other forms, too, like the birth certificate. Just think,
    “Parent Number 1′s maiden name? Parent Number 2′s? Is there a Parent Number 3?”

    Eventually, we won’t even be able to tell children, “A penis is a boy. No penis, a girl” I can’t imagine how they are going to erase the physical differences in conversation and wanted posters!?!

  6. SleeplessinCA says:

    “It really does mean something,” he said of the name change. “More than the rhetoric, they have a different agenda.” YOU BETCHA!

    • JRD says:

      Chuck Loveless, director of legislation at the American Federation of County, State and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

      Ain’t it a riot that this dude’s name is Loveless! Hey, dork, all you need is love not Marxist’s unions.

  7. SleeplessinCA says:

    “But for progressives, Obama’s presidency has often brought little beside heartache.”
    They’re NOT alone!

    Read more:

    • PhillyCon says:

      If you listen to Rush’s take on this, its rather hilarious. If the right had a Prez. who did similar “things” for us, we’d be ecstatic.

  8. PhillyCon says:

    What is everyone’s opinion about raising the debt ceiling? It seems like the Republicans are poised to do this. Supposedly, Krauthammer was on BOR last night arguing for raising the debt ceiling … is he wrong on this as well?

    What do you guys think?

    • yomotley says:

      On the radio yesterday was talk of this — driving and not paying real close attention and don’t know the show. It sounded like they were saying the Republicans were using the raising of the debt ceiling as a negotiating tool. I heard that and thought, “Would you all quit the politicking!” But then, I most likely did not hear the entire conversation and probably am misunderstanding.

    • Pat P says:

      As I have heard it explained (last time by Rick Santorum), the budget is in place, and the debt already exists – therefore, the government is committed to pay the debt that they have incurred to date. If they don’t raise the debt ceiling, they won’t be able to pay the bills, the credit rating will suffer, and any borrowing that takes place will cost more. I think the Repubs have to vote for this, but are trying to link it to decreases in discretionary spending.

      • PhillyCon says:

        Thanks for explaining this! I appreciate the condensed version rather than having to mine through biased info.

        I did read that R’s are trying to bargain, and now it makes sense. yomotley, I half paid attention to this issue as well … b/c it made my eyes glaze over. :)

      • Kristi says:

        Allen West said he would vote for raising the debt ceiling BUT there would have to be CUTS along with it to get his vote.

        • NeeNee says:

          Repubs always seem to fall for the
          promises of spending cuts, if only they
          will vote to increase taxes. Even
          Reagan was outvoted when it came to
          keeping the promises of spending cuts

          back in the 1980s.

          Realize that this is a different kind of
          “increase-critter”, though. At this point,
          we’re backed into a corner and it must
          be passed.

    • Jennifer H says:

      Please read and watch this interview. Paul Ryan explains it brilliantly. The last congress did not pass a budget- but we spent any way. We have to pay for the spending, and the fiscal year is already 1/2 over. So they cannot cut as much as they originally intended when they discussed this last October.

    • sundancecracker says:

      The debt ceiling is simply our (federal govt.) willingness to give ourselves an increase in our credit limit. Fear of default on T-bonds, and the subsequent “full faith and credit” is somewhat of a misnomer. It is entirely possible to NOT raise the debt ceiling and balance the budget to include repayment of existing debt. That is exactly what states do. So I am perplexed as to how this non-raising is such a problem.

      IF we do not raise the debt ceiling, but simultaneously reduce federal spending by the exact same amount exceeding our revenues, then the debt clock stops, except for interest accumulation on the existing debt. Granted this will mean SEVERE cuts in federal spending programs, and massive federal employee layoffs, but it is possible. Entirely possible.

      What I hope and pray happens, is the conservatives will force significant reductions in current spending as a contingency for approval to raise the ceiling. That will at least slow down the debt clock. Then congress needs to work toward legislating a “balanced budget ammendment” forcing the federal government to spend only what it takes in via revenues (taxes).

    • sundancecracker says:

  9. SleeplessinCA says:

    “At the committee’s first meeting in October, the lions of California business and policy — Willie Brown, Eli Broad, Condoleezza Rice, Gray Davis, Gerald Parsky — sat down together to commit to some fierce and fearless gestalting about California’s problems. Berggruen the patron, a fan of Confucius and chocolate, suggests all things are still possible in this best of all possible states.”
    Rice, our only hope here!,0,3274587.column

  10. DeniseVB says:

    In the “Oh What a Coincidence Dept”, the History Channel pulled The Kennedys’ 8-part mini-series because it’s “not a good fit” for their network !? (yummy trailer preview at link)

    If I’m not mistaken, there was a Daley “responsible” for JFK too?

    • Pat P says:

      Here is a line up of History Channel programming:

      Ice Road Truckers
      Ax Men
      Monster Quest

      UFO Hunters

      JFK miniseries doesn’t ‘fit in’ to their lineup because it isn’t historically accurate enough?

      What a joke!

  11. JRD says:

    “Developed by Joel Surnow, the conservative co-creator of 24, the project drew fire from the political left.”

    End of subject everything else INCLUDING THE TRUTH doesn’t matter!

    Yes, DeniseVB, you are correct. Mayor Daley cheated counting Chicago’s votes to give the election to JFK the truth be damned.

  12. PhillyCon says:

    WSJ: ObamaCare’s Reality Deficit
    If you believe that a new entitlement saves money, you’ll believe anything.

  13. ZurichMike says:

    Took down the Christmas tree this morning.

    Is it spring yet?

    • Pat P says:

      I have a fake tree, and leave it up for a long time because I like the lights. I close the curtains, though, so the neighbors don’t think I’m crazy.

      • MRM says:

        Hahaha – I was just debating whether I could leave mine up as well and just keep the blinds closed! It’s so pretty I hate to see it go….

      • Bijou says:

        Pat, that’s EXACTLY what I do.
        I usually leave it up till nearly the end of January. I don’t turn the lights on until after dark when I close the blinds!
        When I walk the dog at night, I’ve noticed neighbours who do the same thing.
        It’s not just us. LOL!
        But you’re right. It’s so cheery and this time of year we need all the cheer we can get!

        • yomotley says:

          Growing up had a friend who always had the artificial tree up — year ’round. The only thing they took off were the ornaments, but the lights got turned on every night.

          • MRM says:

            Back in the ’80s, I left one up long enough to hang hearts on it for Valentines Day. When I started thinking about hanging Easter Eggs on it, I finally took it down. Oh…. did I mention it was a LIVE tree??? unbelievably long lasting. I still buy my trees there – just in case!

  14. AFinch says:

    Any Mantracker fans out there? It’s a series on the Science Channel, now in its fifth season. I only just learned about it from by BIL over the holidays and I’m hooked. A short description and link is below. Who knew there were Canadian cowboys? (Which reminds me . . . . Where’s Bijou?)

    “Two people take off into the bush with a map, a compass and a head start. The tracker is on horseback, armed with a local guide and an arsenal of forensic skills. The prey have 36 hours to reach a finish line some 40 kilometers away without getting caught. How they escape is up to them.”

    • Ad rem says:

      Bijou posted once on the Open yesterday.

    • Bijou says:

      Hi, AFinch. I’m here. Thanks for thinking of me.
      I’ve been quite busy lately with ‘family matters’ and haven’t had time to post as much as usual. My older son has been dealing with a health issue and my younger one moved house today, along with his girlfriend, three cats and puppy. What a job!
      Things should get ‘back to normal’ now (I’m frantically knocking on wood.) and I hope to get back in the groove next week.

    • Patriot Dreamer says:

      Looks interesting! I’m going to check it out! Thank you both, Bijou and AFinch.

      I saw ads today for a new TV show about Kidnap & Rescue coming in late January. I think it’s on the Discovery Channel? Anyways, it’s about the folks who rescue kidnap victims.

  15. emmajeri1010 says:

    This blog post on AT is a profile about the grinding impact of Islamist street thug pressure on Jewish communities in Europe, including the Scandinavian countries which risked much during WW II to save the lives of Jews being pursued by Hitler’s goons. Apparently Muslims are fulfilling the Nazi’s goal of Euro-ethnic cleansing re Jews.

  16. Jennifer H says:
    Woman shoots would be robber –
    That’s My gun … ! :)

  17. sundancecracker says:

    Thad McCotter…. frilliance !!! I’m gonna keep my eye on this guy. I want him on my team.

    • Pat P says:

      He’s in my neighborhood, but not my congressman, unfortunately. Great guy.

    • Patriot Dreamer says:

      We already had a shortage of doctors. With ObamaCare, they said they were going to add 30 million people to insurance rolls which would have the effect of increasing demand. “Free” healthcare = essentially unlimited demand.

  18. WeeWeed says:

    Good God, Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) reportedly shot in the head in Tucson (Fox News). And 3 of her staff. Praying for them….

    • Kristi says:

      I am watching it too.

      Saying a prayer for her.

      • Ad rem says:

        Just saw this on Drudge too. Doesn’t sound too good…the head and all.

        • Ad rem says:

          First thing hubbie said….they’re going to try to use this to shut down the tea parties.

          • NotAMolly says:

            She has publicly spoken out against 0bastard. She is against his treatment of Arizona. My guess is 0bastard’s handler or the mexican mafia and this will be used against the tea parties.

          • WeeWeed says:

            Gun control first, dear Ad rem. Truth be known, the shooter is probably one of “them,” ObieWon’s minions.

            • Ad rem says:

              Reading the comments at the Wash. Post and CNN….they’re blaming Palin and the tea parties already.

              • AFinch says:

                Just read she has voted against democrats 40% of the time and did not vote for Pelosi as minority leader. Palin hasn’t said a peep about anything since Christmas. Pelosi is a more likely instigator than Palin.

    • sundancecracker says:

      U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday.

      The Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting a “Congress on Your Corner” event at the Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media. At least nine other people, including members of her staff, were hurt. Giffords was transported to University Medical Center in Tucson. Her condition was not immediately known. Giffords was talking to a couple when the suspect ran up firing indiscriminately and then ran off, Michaels said. The suspect was tackled by a bystander and taken into custody. He was not injured. Witnesses described him as in his late teens or early 20s. Giffords was first elected to represent Arizona’s 8th District in 2006. The “Congress on Your Corner” events allow constituents to present their concerns directly to her.

      More details to come……..

  19. Ad rem says:

    NPR says she and six others are dead…..dear Lord. Pray for these poor souls and pray for the unity of our country.

  20. llauren11 says:

    sadly, just heard she has died and may be more fatalities!

  21. GracieD says:

    Prayers for her family and staff!

  22. Kristi says:

    I got this link off of ACE.. someone posted it. I copied it because I am sure it will be scrubbed soon.

    My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!
    ShareNew 0
    by BoyBlue
    Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 11:07:17 AM PST

    I am from the Tucson area and live in Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords’ district. I worked like a dog for her elections when she was in the Arizona House, surrounded by rightwing nutcases. When Arizona re-districted in 2002, a seat opened up and she was right smack in the middle of it. So was I because I live in Oro Valley, Arizona, which is at the heart of that – then – new CD. I was one of several people to talk her into running and pledging complete loyalty and pledging to raise as much money as possible for her.

    She ended up running for the first time against a fellow AZ House member, Randy Graf who was a rightwing whacko who advocated guns in bars and was the “Russell Pearce before Russell Pearce” vis-a-vis border issues. With a LOT of hard work and plenty of money, Gabby won. Easier than thought, too. I never like to throw money in people’s faces, but i have given Gabrielle Giffords THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of dollars in both good times and bad times for me financially.

    * BoyBlue’s diary :: ::

    Fast forward to this election season. A weirdo asshole named Jesse Kelly who advocated ELIMINATING Social Security and was a tea bagger favorite got the GOP nom to run against her. I am gay and had been married and my spouse left me January 15, 2010. I shot myself in the mouth in a serious suicide attempt, because of that. Barely surviving, I spent two months in the hospital and still have some paralysis. I did receive a severance from my employer, as i had been laid off in December, 2009. That may have been part of the reason my spouse left me.

    Anyway, after months of physical and mental rehab, I got back into the political scene and started working for Gabby once again. I raised over $100,000 for her and maxed her out myself out of my severance, even though i still don’t have work and could not qualify for state aid because of my severance.

    She wins her re-election and told me she was still a supporter of Speaker Pelosi at her victory party. We talked about how Nancy Pelosi was a successful woman and accomplished oh so much in just four years as Speaker.

    Today, just a little while ago, I saw on Andrea Mitchell Reports (out of the one eye in can still see out of) that Giffords voted AGAINST Nancy Pelosi as our Minority Leader. Rhetorical question: I fought back from my condition and jumped in with both feet to help Gabrielle Giffords for THIS shit???

    Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is dead to me now. I won’t lift a finger, make one phone call, nor will i EVER vote for her in the future. And why did she do this? Giffords never told me she was conservative Democrat. And her voting record is okay. Damn.

    Tags: leadership elections, 2010, Gabrielle, Giffords (all tags) :: Previous Tag Versions

  23. Ad rem says:

    Libs on twitter are crowing that Sarah Palin just took down her website showing Giffords in her “crosshairs”…..but someone got a screenshot.

  24. emmajeri1010 says:

    We stopped being a nation of laws some time back, a phenomenon that has served obama and holder well. If you listen to the yelling this hour, try and count how many comments you hear that support punishing the criminal who did this.

    When you take the starting point of lawlessness, identify the trend of lawlessness on the part of public officials (lawlessness become policy at some points) and then continue that continuum out through the calendar, this is just the beginning I would guess. It’s just the beginning.

    The left will not show a lot of interest in judging the criminal, but they will be hysterically orgasmic over the opportunity to use this crisis against their longtime enemies: those who love America and want America to thrive. New ammunition for them: same goal.

    If you are not familiar with the video footage from the funeral of Sen. Paul Wellstone (MN) find it and watch it. (My server function is way too slow for me to find it and post it….sorry) It will prepare you for what these funerals (please let them be so few….) will be like. We aren’t wired to fight at funerals, but I’m telling you….that Wellstone funeral told me if I never knew before what the leftists are perfectly willing to do, followed by the throngs to whom they have promised utopia and who can’t figure out they’re just being used and abused.

    • Ad rem says:

      Here’s the video from the C-Span library…all 197 min. of it.

      • emmajeri1010 says:

        Thanks Ad rem. That was such a stomach turner. Being in MN and because I had a job that made me a PR contact for our Democrat State Representative from our area, I had reason to speak with him not too long after the funeral. I let him have it. I told him I was a lifelong republican conservative who grew up watching Democrats like Adlai Stevenson and Hubert Humphrey in action. I told him (to his face and quietly) that what the state Democrats allowed the DNC to do to that funeral was a despicable and ugly crime. I told him I was so sorry for the family’s HUGE loss and that as a fellow human being, I was totally shocked at how the Democrats were willing to treat the extended surviving family. He was quiet and just kept looking down as I talked. The local Democrats knew that that was a bad, bad scene. But they also knew (and so did we) that they were just itty-bitty-pieces of gravel being crushed under the dirt-mover that came from the national party office. These people are ugly and dangerous and I won’t apologize for saying so. It’s still a shock to our moral perspective, but we are just going to have to learn to fight back even if there are tears running down our faces while we do it. They are willing to kill the United States of America to dominate….and the shootings and woundings of some of their own is not a big deal to them. Man, that’s an ugly statement to make, but I know for a fact. I lived through the Paul Wellstone tragedy moment by moment. It was horrible what happened to him and his family. I couldn’t stand him as a politicial, but when he and his family died that day, I found out that I had a whole lot more compassion for him as a human being than his own “friends” did.

        • Ad rem says:

          “They are willing to kill the United Sates of America to dominate…and the shootings and woundings of some of their own is not a big deal to them.” That’s the best definition the the DNC Mission Statement as one could hope for!

        • WeeWeed says:

          Wow, Emma…how awful for you. You’re right on target though – what I saw on tv at the time was despicable.

  25. JRD says:

    Go over to WaPo and call Chris Cillizza a racist. He is targeting Allen West. It’s time to give these oppregressive cretins all the racist crap back they gave us in the 2008 election. Oppressives don’t own blacks. They are FREE to join any party they chose.
    3. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.): West is almost certainly too conservative for this south Florida district and the early days of his congressional tenure suggest he has no plans to moderate. Republicans control the redistricting process and will try to firm up West unless a new ballot measure that passed this fall, which seeks to take all political considerations out of the line drawing process, makes such a move impossible. No matter what, West is in for a very difficult race.

    This communist is so full of it. Fl-22 was represented by Republican Clay Shaw for 23 years until the socialist Chicago Midwest Academy targeted the district and gave money in 2006 through Obama’s “Hope Fund” to support “stealth socialist” Ron Klein who LIED and ran as a fiscal conservative.

    They can’t allow Allen West to influence the black vote. The blacks in Fl-22 voted for Allen West much to communist Chris Cillizza’s dismay.

  26. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: ‘The health care bill is a disaster’

    This is from the guy who said “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.”

  27. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Insiders: Romney Is Top GOP 2012 Contender, Daniels Second


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