Monday Open Forum – January 24, 2011

Monday. Wow, what a spectrum of thought over the weekend ~ State sovereignty to Tingles & targets to Who thrives & who does not to Unions still trying to find hearts & big boy pants to SOTU musical chairs to Network shake up to All the M‘s — Moonbats, Maddow may be a man may be a woman (w is an upside m, don’t ya know?). We went from Head slapping piano players & presidents to, thankfully, Mailboxes and Old Barns to Emma coming out of the closet as Sharon. Wow, we are “brain flexible” to say the least!

Happy Day!

“Dive” into a new week and claim it as GREAT.  Come on in and TALK (after you dry off from the swim, of course)

48 Responses to Monday Open Forum – January 14, 2011

  1. AFinch says:

    Good morning, Motley, fellow Hikers!

    I went to bed early and missed the party for fellow refubees WeavinPlain and MichaelF last night. Welcome aboard and be sure to leave breadcrumbs for others still wandering the forest.

  2. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ All! A little of the Doc while I wake up..

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=41347

    • WeeWeed says:

      Today’s a good day to fax your Reps. and Sens. and inquire about their respective “dates” for the SOTU. Spineless pansies.

    • PhillyCon says:

      W2:
      Thanks for doing this … I don’t know how often he writes his columns, but you keep me updated on one of my favorite (and most intelligent) writers!

      He should replace Krauthammer in the conservative movement, b/c guess what: he’s actually a conservative!! :)

    • yomotley says:

      I am getting sort of dependent on these humanevent links.

  3. Kristi says:

    Your morning dose of liberal love and kindness.

    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2011/20/c3939.html

    Pope Shot, Obama Crucified at BBG
    TORONTO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ – ‘Persona Non Grata – The Veil of History’ opens at the Bezpala Brown Gallery on February 5th. Peter Alexander Por, a Toronto artist of Hungarian decent, tells the story of oppression, pain, suffering, persecution and death across 30 paintings and four sculptures.

    Pope Benedict XVI’s portrait is riddled with bullet holes, a less than subtle expression of the hurt and anger directed at a Pontiff and an institution that has abandoned its flock, choosing to focus on dogma while its subjects suffer and, in many instances, die from its archaic policies. His predecessor, Pope John Paul II, is portrayed as laden with a ball and chain, unable to break out of the strictures that reinforce wrongdoing under the guise of spirituality.

    The United States of America has not escaped Por’s scalpel. The vindictive, divisive and distorted hyperbole that has polarized American discourse together with the avenues afforded corporate America and lobbyists to forge Government policy have left President Obama a victim, crucified in the wake of special and distorted interests. Por’s props – a pacifier and his image of Obama on the cross

    While Obama is the victim, Bush is a perpetrator. As with all Por’s executors, Bush’s face is but a white sketch covered with grid lines to bring the viewer to focus on the eyes of the villain while taking note of the estimated death toll etched numerically over his upper chest from a war initiated on a fiction.

    • JRD says:

      A pox on the “evil” POS!

    • ZMalfoy says:

      Ok, seriously, this is why I chose to not major in art when I went to college (it was a choice between art and music. I chose music, now work for the DoD. .. ). Even as a high school senior, my opinion of many artists was “Geez, somebody needs to grow the heck up already. . . and stop the d@mn whining. . .”

  4. Jennifer H says:

    http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/01/obama-administration-creates-billion-dollar-government-run-drug-company/
    What next? !
    The Obama administration has become so concerned about the slowing pace of new drugs coming out of the pharmaceutical industry that officials have decided to start a billion-dollar government drug development center to help create medicines.

    • Library Countess says:

      Which once again shows how little these people know. My ex was an R&D chemist for many years for Merck and then what eventually became Sanofi-Aventis; it takes years to develop drugs, and then years to do all the clinical testing on them. I do not believe for one minute that it’s not to compete with the private drug companies; I just wonder how many regulations they intend to bypass in the process. I’ll also be interested in the caliber of the people doing the developing and which pharm companies get raided for personnel.

      • WeeWeed says:

        If HE’s in on it, it’s to shut it down and limit who may have the drugs, amongst any other evil things that we haven’t thought of yet. With zippy-the-pimp, there’s always an evil ulterior motive.

    • GracieD says:

      Good Morning Honeys! Two Words: Post Office! Does anyone actually believe that a government run drug company would be anywhere near efficiently run?

    • Patriot Dreamer says:

      So the federal government regulates the crap out of the pharmaceutical industry, and then they complain that it takes them too long to develop new drugs. Another point of consideration: unions. Creation of a new government run anything generally means that unions are looking for a way to get new members.

    • yomotley says:

      Just put up post on main page; feel free to move over there and discuss. Thanks Jennifer for the link.

      • Jennifer H says:

        Surely :)
        I found it absolutely terrifying. The have controll of our healthcare and now our drugs? What kind of abuse does that lend itself to? I am afraid to connect the dots.

  5. tasherit says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for this site. I found you via Lucianne yesterday and many of my questions were answered. I commented on your November thread explaining the whole Hillbuzz/Kevin mess and was warmly welcomed. Those posters told me to be sure to come here to introduce myself. As you might imagine, I am a very disappointed, disgruntled and discouraged former Hillbuzz fan who is very happy to have found where everyone went. Hopefully, more former Hillbuzzers will find you, too!

  6. The one-and-only, much-maligned Susan Traversy is one of my FB friends, starting from around the same time as Honey Trails. I have to tell you that it gives me warm fuzzies every time her name pops up on my page. She is a very nice, friendly lady, whose antique business continues in spite of everything. Good on her.

    • Sharon says:

      That’s nice to hear….tell her “hi” from the Trail! The best way to get even with jerks is to keep smiling and succeed in spite of them, and I’m so glad she’s doing that.

  7. JRD says:

    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/01/why-i-am-so-intolerant.html

    Palin is not just another potential Republican candidate. Palin is someone who has endured attacks by the mainstream media, entertainment establishment, and left-blogosphere second to no one currently active in Republican politics.

    Palin’s political and economic survival under this assault is why Palin’s supporters in the Republican Party are more motivated than those of any other potential candidate.

    And it is why people like me, who currently are open-minded as to the field of potential candidates in the absence of knowing who will run, will not support any Republican candidate during the primaries who attacks Palin. (Yes, the Lombardi Rule still takes effect after the primaries are over.)

    Palin may not run, and if she runs, she may not win the nomination. But any other Republican candidate who thinks the way to win is to softly mimic the Palin haters does so at his political peril.

  8. MRM says:

    For the film buffs on the Trail – “Being There” (Peter Sellers) is going to be on TCM this Thursday night at 9:45 Eastern time. Kind of funny that it’s scheduled on the same night as the SOTU… coincidence?

    from the description: “… a simple-minded gardener …. embraced by America’s wealthy and political elite in Washington, all of whom mistake him for a deep-thinking, philosophical genius.”

    • yomotley says:

      OMG, as the kids would say! This is my all time favorite movie! It is on Netflix, too. I have never watched it a second time in its entirety; so afraid the funny was an in-the-moment thing and was afraid to ruin it. I laugh every time I think about the scenes. No movie has ever stuck with me this long! Every time I mention to someone, they just look at me blank — I was beginning to think I was the only one who saw it! Sidenote: Made hubby watch it and he did not think that funny. This is strange because my guy is really funny and all except for day or two when I was being ornery, he has made me laugh every day of thirty years of marriage. OK. I gonna watch it with him and make him think it is funny!

      • MRM says:

        One of my favorites too, Motley! Peter Sellers was so perfect in the role. I’m always surprised that more people didn’t see it / get it. Can’t wait to watch it again with my new-found political awareness ; )

    • JRD says:

      I never saw the movie. However after Jack Cashill alluded to it in his January 14th article at American Thinker I will be forced to tune in.
      http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/01/obama_does_best_when_he_says_n.html

  9. AFinch says:

    Palin’s editorial in USA Today on Reagan, America’s Lifeguard: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-01-23-ronald-reagan-sarah-palin_N.htm

  10. JRD says:

    Senator “Puke”

    Some enterprising members of the left wing DailyKos website have begun a DraftOlbermann campaign for the Connecticut Senate seat soon to be vacated by Joe Lieberman.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/senator-olbermann-online-movement-afoot-to-draft-former-msnbc-host-for-senate-run/

    • DeniseVB says:

      That would certainly fit KO’s ego. Interesting that the timing of Lieberman’s retirement announcement and Olbie’s “quitting” were such a coincidence?

  11. JRD says:

    Jeffery Immelt: A Crony Capitalist In Charge of Job Creation
    By Arnold Ahlert

    http://jewishworldreview.com/0111/ahlert.php3

  12. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Young Communists Launch National ‘Red School-Bus Tour’

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/young-communists-launch-national-red-school-bus-tour/

    Coming to your town…

  13. PhillyCon says:

    Breaking:Terror attack at Moscow’s airport … 31 dead ….

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110124/ap_on_re_eu/eu_russia_airport_blast

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