Wednesday Open Forum – January 19, 2011

Good Day, Everyone. While away for an extended weekend and separated most of the time from the computer, I made a discovery or two. —-

Discovery one: There appears to be so such thing as a humorous sympathy card. I looked. I really wanted something funny about death and losing a loved one and there just is not such a thing as a funny card about death.

Discovery two: The top three gemstones are not diamond, ruby, and emerald as I always thought. They are: 1. Alexandrite 2. Diamond 3. Star Ruby 4. Star Sapphire 5. Emerald 6. Ruby 7. Non-Pink Sapphire 8. Paraiba Tourmaline 9. Benitoite 10. Pink Sapphire. (I had to google “alexandrite”! 1, 8, and 9 show up as misspelled words on spell check.)

Discovery three: I don’t like being separated from Honey Trail!

171 Responses to Wednesday Open Forum – January 19, 2011

  1. Pat P says:

    I missed you. Welcome back.

    • yomotley says:

      Thanks. I really do try to open the daily thread with something political or right “up there” in the news department, but then I go blank. And fall back on being the hostess to a giant coffee hour, instead. (Edit added here – Nothing wrong with giant coffee hour. It is the best. I meant playing hostess as all I can come up with is a nice, warm hostess greeting. I am so excited about all the company, I could care less about anything else but making sure the “guests” are taken care of. Thus, a momentary blank on newsworthy items. Of course, kitchen-table conversation brings that all out in us and within moments of closing the door I am pulling all my opinions out with the rest of ya.)

      I was genuinely frustrated at not being able to find a “funny funeral card”. Some of us go through life coping and adapting with humor — even in grief. Re-reading this morning’s greeting, I suppose I can see where it might come across as sick, maladjusted, and warped. Hmmmm….

      • JRD says:

        You’re putting too much pressure on yourself. We are grateful for you providing us with a place to gather. Anything else you do is just icing on the cake. Have a great day. You deserve it.

      • WeeWeed says:

        Welcome back, Motley! And what’s the scoop on alexandrite??

        Perhaps we should have a thread later and word our own humorous cards for any/all disastrous ocassions. I can never find one I like but end up buying one of the sappy, crappy ones anyway because you have to send SOMETHING….

      • Library Countess says:

        Hi Motley! You say “hostess to a giant coffee hour” like it’s a bad thing! :D While I don’t drink coffee, I’ve always got a Diet Dr. Pepper (or Diet Coke) lurking nearby and am ready in an instant to attend said hour! I’ve missed a few days here and have a lot to catch up on! I’m going to go immerse myself in some excellent reading!

      • Bijou says:

        Welcome back, Motley! And don’t fret…you ARE the hostess with the mostest!

        Totally agree on the sympathy card thing. Depending on the ‘situation’, of course, I’m sure many folks would appreciate a laugh.

        Hey! Maybe that’s a marketing opportunity for some entrepreneur out there.

      • Menagerie says:

        Welcome back. I like how you start the day low key and give us time for a friendly how-dee-do.

    • Amsterdam Expat says:

      Yes, welcome back!

  2. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ Honeys! Here’s an interesting little article….I hadn’t thought of Jonestown in years. It’s hump day, for all of you headed to the gulag this a.m.!

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=41263

    • Kristi says:

      Great article.

    • yomotley says:

      There is so much in this article that is right on! It starts with this in the first paragraph and just gets better:

      “How might Sarah Palin’s reputation have fared if she had compared Jared Lee Loughner to Martin Luther King and described him as “a man of the highest character”? Probably not as well as the reputations of the liberal politicians who heaped these superlatives upon Jim Jones.”

      LH2 in comments had this to say:

      “By the way…Jonestown is the unfortunate origin of the phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid”. Is that phrase now out of bounds per liberal speech suppression codes? Please inform.”

      Perfect to throw into conversations!

  3. JRD says:

    Daley’s Third Way path to Third World

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jan/18/daleys-third-way-path-to-third-world-economy/

    William Daley, Dumb-0′s new chief of staff, was a member of the board of trustees for Third Way, which bills itself as an “influential think-tank that creates and advances moderate policy and political ideas.” Last week Third Way released a domestic policy memo outlining a plan for “Fixing Foreclosure-gate.”

    Unfortunately this memo outlines a federal power grab, taking precedence over 400 years of well-settled real-property case law. Essentially, it proposes that Congress pass legislation that would, among other things, provide “a ‘safe harbor’ barring paperwork-related litigation on certain foreclosures,” and establish “a statute of limitations to limit the time period in which suits can be brought.” In other words, it would override states’ rights to decide real-property law and to “protect” the rights of “injured homeowners,” and it would simply eliminate many of those rights.

    So, in order to save Wall Street for the umpteenth time during the ongoing crisis, Washington is flailing around, looking for a way to blunt this latest threat to big-bank solvency.

    Trampling on the legal rights of states and homeowners in order to bail out the big banks is simply not the way to accomplish this cleanup. Instead, it is the sort of crony capitalism that is the trademark of Third World countries.

    “Third Way” = Third World Country.

  4. GracieD says:

    Welcom back Motley, you were missed!

  5. JRD says:

    Tucson and the Kamikaze Left

    By Richard Viguerie

    The ruling-class media and the left learned nothing from the response of Americans to the bullying statism of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid triage. Instead of moderating their attacks, lies, and libel, which helped fuel the Tea Party movement in the first place, they increased and amplified them.

    As the response to the Tucson tragedy shows, the left and the ruling class media are escalating this battle to the point that they completely destroy their own credibility in the process — even to their own detriment. They are, like kamikaze pilots, dangerous in their desperation.

    As to those calls for civility and for the political discourse to “calm down”? We Tea Party conservatives were behaving quite well already, thank you very much. The problem is and has been on the left. It is apparent to everyone but the political left and ruling-class media that their calls are cover-ups for the extremism of their own side.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/01/tucson_and_the_kamikaze_left.html

  6. JRD says:

    Tucson and the Politics of Lament

    By Jeffrey Folks

    Tucson will be used, first of all, to inoculate the president from criticism. But it will have a longer life than that. The psychological dynamic of lament will require that the victims be permanently memorialized in some way (for example, by the passage of liberal legislation that they favored and by Obama’s reelection) and that a scapegoat (conservative talk radio, conservative bloggers, conservatives in Congress) be punished by media exposure and condemnation. The process will drag on for months and years as the myth of martyrdom is fleshed out, the appropriate memorials (both physical and legislative) are constructed, and retribution is exacted.

    In other words, Tucson is the left’s Versailles, and they are determined to make full use of it.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/01/tucson_and_the_politics_of_lam.html

    • marie says:

      have we noticed that the judge who was killed in tucson never gets much mention? could it be he was a republican?

      • garnette says:

        I have noticed. I find it interesting that the media has paid more attention to an injured congressperson than a federal judge. Also, I have been a bit out of touch with news, but now that the darling 9 year old who died has been used by Obama in his speech, she is no longer needed as a face in this tragedy or have they just moved on from this being a news story?

      • yomotley says:

        Or he and the other republicans and conservatives there, along with the “too conservative” congresswoman were the targetS. That would not be good PR.. To much going overboard that this was only about Gabby.

  7. JRD says:

    We Just Witnessed The Media’s Test Run To Re-Elect Barack Obama

    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/01/we-just-witnessed-medias-test-run-to-re.html

    The Democrats and their mainstream media supporters were put back on their heels in 2010, and are regrouping. And if regrouping requires falsely accusing a major Republican figure of complicity in mass murder, and then amplifying that false accusation for several days in the face of contrary evidence until a substantial portion of the population believes it, they will do it.

    It does not matter whether you support Palin for President, whether you think she is electable, or even whether you like her. This is not about Palin, it is about the mainstream media’s desire to have Barack Obama re-elected at any cost and to take down any Republican candidate who stands in the way.

  8. JRD says:

    Senator Jim DeMint and several of his colleagues are pushing a modified Balanced Budget Amendment and they want our help.

    Under the DeMint proposal, the Balanced Budget Amendment would

    * Require Congress to balance the federal budget each year

    * Prevent Congress from spending more than 20 percent of GDP

    * Require a 2/3 super-majority vote to raise taxes

    The “adults” in Washington should not be able to hold us hostage with debt ceiling “sky is falling” rhetoric if they aren’t going to balance the budget.

    Sign the pledge and let’s fight for a real balanced budget and no more debt.

    http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/01/18/force-congress-to-stop-the-debt/

    • WeeWeed says:

      Thanks for this link, JRD. Petition signed!

    • Patriot Dreamer says:

      That spending limit is key. Having a balanced-budget requirement is great and all, but without a corresponding spending limit, lawmakers just have an excuse to keep spending and keep raising tax rates. Thumbs up from me!

      • PhillyCon says:

        Hey PD … what is it about Yahoo mail? FtN is right, there’s something off about it …. I saw in last night’s thread something about it ….

        • Patriot Dreamer says:

          I don’t know. Mine is working fine right now. I was having trouble with it a couple of weeks ago. Seems to be a problem with their individual servers sometimes.

        • I told Patriot Dreamer, on another thread, that last night I bit the bullet and asked my 13-year old grandson (who is A.N.N.O.Y.I.N.G.L.Y. pompous about his electronics skills) to check it out for me. The problem is with some Yahoo accounts. It’s their “glitch.” They’re working on it, and hope to have it fixed within a week.

    • Amsterdam Expat says:

      I signed it too (I take it to refer to candidates for Congress, not necessarily the Presidency).

  9. yomotley says:

    A HUGE THANKS to you, JRD for all the links so early in the day! Someone asked recently where I got all my information and I started naming everyone here — which sounded wacky and make-believe when all our “names” are clumped together in one sentence (over sixty-five — I counted once).

  10. Patriot Dreamer says:

    ACORN whistleblower Anita Moncrief helps start a new Tea Party group in Houston:

    http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/politics/110118-black-tea-in-houston

    • JRD says:

      The Crispus Attucks Tea Party mission statement reads in part:

      “To build a strong base of conservative Black entrepreneurs, elected officials and constituents that provide Black conservatives a viable way to express and implement their conservative values politically.”

      Way to go Anita!

      • MRM says:

        Woo hoo!!!

        • MRM says:

          Okay, I just read the article, and while my first reaction was to be disappointed that they had to call the group a Black Tea Party (even though I appreciate the play on words. Where is the Green Tea Party?) my next thought in reading further is that maybe Anita is on to something in the sense that a demographic that is so indoctrinated into thinking in terms of color may do better with baby steps and if this attracts the open minded to at least come to a meeting and learn something about the Tea Party movement, then it’s a good thing.

  11. WeeWeed says:

    Great piece from Robin of Berkley….maybe, computer says I may have erred…what?? This early??

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/01/why_the_left_hates_sarah_palin.html

  12. Library Countess says:

    The latest thing to annoy yours-truly; I find this, along with whatever else the left does, appalling:

    http://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2011/01/18/anti-walmart-thugs-target-developer-plan-protest-outside-of-private-residence/

  13. Patriot Dreamer says:

    The damage has already begun [ObamaCare]

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/the_damage_has_already_begun_pzcq1MmzRb3O626H6Q7PqI

    I have read elsewhere that the provision to prohibit new physician-owned hospitals was put in the legislation at the request of the American Hospitals Association (AHA). They probably can’t stand the competition. Another explanation is that it benefits the unions somehow, who desperately want to unionize all the workers in the healthcare sector.

  14. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Funny video on

    How Liberal Journalists Think

    • yomotley says:

      Oooh, thanks. I love getting a hold of videos that have a low view number to pass around.

    • “If something doesn’t agree with my liberal world view, it just didn’t happen.”

      Don’t we all feel warm and comfy that FOUR US journalists get to ask Hu questions today?

      How was your flight?

      Read any good books lately?

      Would you like a cup of tea?

      Isn’t Barrack dreamy?

  15. PhillyCon says:

    Found this comment at C4P that creeped me out …. its all speculation, … what do you guys think?

    Hi guys! I suggest you venture to Hot Air blog. There is a post by Allah about Gingrich jab at Sarah.

    On the page 6 a contributor named Tigerlilly qotes an interviev with Obama’s “insider” on News Hour.

    That fella says that there seems to be an agreement between RIONO’s and even much bigger chunk of GOP on one side and the Dems that Sarah cannot be allowed to get the nomination at ANY PRICE.

    I don’t want to be too specific about that because it is worthy of reading personally to have your own chills running down your spines.

    Few days ago I have articulated the nature of that conspiracy pretty precisely on c4p and today I also wrote about that in Gateway Pundit.

    Tigerlilys’ quote confirms that I was 100% right with my observation.

    Looks like Soros and his dark forces are seriously planning to stop Sarah (something that has always been obvious to me) and are ready to apply any method to achieve that.

    You have to bear in your mind that the last year the entire Polish Government and military leadership togehter with the Polish President have been murdered in air disaster near Smolensk in Belorussia by Putin’s thugs.

    If they have been capable of commiting the murder of the century, murdering Palins is a peanut for them

    I suspect that Soros is a long time KBG or GRU sleeper-agent who has been prepared to the very situation the US is in today and that there is aconnection between the Polish tragedy and what is happening in the US.

    Polish Pres has been murdered after he had approved the large scale exploration of shale-oil discovereed in Poland by the Western oil companies.

    On the other hand, the enemies of America know very well that Sarah’s ascendancy to the POTUS means the collapse of Russia/OPEC gas/oil monopoly.

    The game is about THRILLION dollars/year.

    The subject is too wide and to complex to describe it to you in a short post but I think you can see but yourselves the magnitude of the task that Sarah is facing.

    And the mortal danger as well!

    If you want Sarah to run, you have to think seriously how to protect her and her family.

    Two or three bodyguards is not enough.

    Greetings from Aussie

    • Patriot Dreamer says:

      Here’s a link to the latest “White House Insider” article:

      http://newsflavor.com/politics/world-politics/white-house-insider-obama-celebrates-shortly-after-delivering-tucson-memorial-speech/

      I don’t know if the Insider is real or not, but a lot of what he (she?) says sounds plausible.

      • PhillyCon says:

        I know, this is why it creeped me out …

        • JRD says:

          I have always believed the Insider is full of you know what.

          Stop taking the bait. If anything ever happened to Palin the left wouldn’t know what hit them. “Civil War” would be an understatement. The force that would be unleashed by the people would be insurmountable.

          The media has lost all credibility. The left has already lost that is why they have to partner with their enemies the Rino’s. That is what all good communists do. Communists also want you to think that the odds are stacked against you. They try to intimidate you. Take a lesson from Sarah, WE CAN’T BE INTIMIDATED!

          WE ALREADY WON. No one, no one can stop Palin from winning the nomination if she wants it. Even Wall Street is petrified that the gravy train is going to be shut off. That is why the move was made to bring Daley into the White House so Wall Street re-opens their purse for again for Dumb-0. It is also why the RINO’s are trying to entice Pence. He has some street cred with the Tea Party. They want to divide the Tea Party.

          The conservative media has to convince the electorate that Wall Street and big business are in bed with the government against the people. That they are taught to network like this at Ivy League institutions. Do that and case closed, slam dunk. We win, they lose.

          Get a grip. Don’t be afraid. Like Sarahcuda learn to enjoy the hunt. Believe me they are more scared than you are and have much more to lose.

      • Bijou says:

        Thanks for posting this, PD.

        I read it yesterday and this sent a cold chill right through me:

        “I have heard first hand there is no way she gets the nomination.

        As in NO WAY. Understand?”

        “No way” (his caps)…that sounds like something out of ‘The Godfather’.

        I’m terrified for Sarah and her family. They will stop at nothing, as in…NOTHING.

      • Amsterdam Expat says:

        Many of the dicta of the “Insider” sound contrived or even a bit kooky — and yet sometimes they do manage to be a bit disconcerting.

        Soros’ various activities need to be investigated not only by Congress but by the Department of Justice, once it’s in safe hands beginning in 2013.

    • If she waved “Hi” to me, are you sure she used all her fingers?

  16. yomotley says:

    Here is a funny:

    For 2 years a married man visiting Italy on business was having an affair with a young Italian woman. One night, she confided in him that she was pregnant. Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he paid her a large sum of mon…ey. If she stayed in Italy to raise the child, he would also provide child support until the child turned 18.

    She agreed, but asked how he would know when the baby was born. To keep it discreet, he told her to simply mail him a post card, and write ‘Spaghetti’ on the back. He would then arrange for the child support payments to begin.

    One day, about 9 months later, he came home to his confused wife. “Honey!”, she said, “you received a very strange post card today.”

    “Oh, just give it to me and I’ll explain it later” he said. The wife obeyed and watched as her husband read the card, turned white, and fainted.

    On the card was written:

    ‘Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti.

    Three with meatballs, two without.

    Send extra sauce.’

  17. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Arizona shooting video shows federal judge died trying to shield another person:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/us/19giffords.html?_r=1

    • yomotley says:

      The news here is that it is just now being told. Of course video was looked at immediately after the shooting and it was known from the first viewing of the tapes.

    • emmajeri1010 says:

      Republican judge “died trying to shield another person…”

      Really. That’s highly speculative, isn’t it? sarc/

      • marie says:

        answers my question, yes he was a republican..why no airings of this man/hero? i havent seen anything anywhere except for blogs.

        • yomotley says:

          This whole thing must have gotten too close to a really, really big Scandal that will be exposed if too much focus on the judge. I smell a rat (and the sheriff is part of it, too)

          • WeeWeed says:

            Yes. My tin-foil hat has said so from the get-go. Perhaps Gifford WAS the accident of which Bela Pelosi brayed.

          • emmajeri1010 says:

            Rush spent his opena 30 min today onr evieweing an interview that Wolf Blitzer did with the judge…more like “at the judge”….let’s just say that judgey poo didn’t come off looking too good. Kind of like Wolf blitzed him. I would guess it’s on Rush’s quick update that he does on his home page at the end of the day.

        • violet says:

          If he had been a lefty progressive, his chivalry, courage, and heroism would have been front page headlines.

  18. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Some ideas from FreedomWorks on where to cut spending in the federal budget ($3 trillion):

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703779704576073750780454850.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

  19. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Sheila Jackson Lee: Repealing ObamaCare is unconstitutional

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/01/18/sheila-jackson-lee-repealing-obamacare-is-unconstitutional/

    From Sheila Jackson Lee, who thinks that our astronauts landed on Mars in 1969.

  20. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Gitmo Is Not Al Qaeda’s ‘Number One Recruitment Tool’

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/gitmo-not-al-qaedas-number-one-recruitment-tool_524997.html

    The article continues below the “related stories”. Article is two pages.

  21. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Analysis: What is Plan B if China dumps its U.S. debt?

    Most experts say if there were signs of this happening, the U.S. government would go for a combination of persuading Americans to buy more U.S. debt, the same way they did in World War II, and finding friendly foreign governments to make additional purchases.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70H5NX20110118?pageNumber=1

    With so many Americans out of work (or underemployed or having to take jobs that pay less) for such long periods of time, how do they figure Americans have the money to buy more debt?

  22. JRD says:

    Chalk up another win for the Sarahcuda.

    Is Palin Done? They Wish

    http://bigjournalism.com/mikemetroulas/2011/01/19/is-palin-done-they-wish/

    She done kicked your asses, boys and girls, all while expressing mainstream American principles that will make her the nominee in 2012, should she decide to run.

  23. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Could somebody look in the Spam filter for one of my posts? It seems to be lost.

    Thanks!

  24. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Why Green Energy Can’t Power a Job Engine

    http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/why-green-energy-cant-power-a-job-engine/

    Mass. solar plant lays off 800 workers and moves to China even after receiving more than $40 million in subsidies.

  25. Moe says:

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorials/20110118_This_is_a_collaborative_endeavor.html

    News from Hawaii, the new Governor can’t find Obama’s birth certificate either. Last three paragraphs or so. This could get good!

  26. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Somehow I missed this collection of quotes by Dr. Donald Berwick, the recess-appointed head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703792704575367020548324914.html#articleTabs%3Darticle

    Scary!

  27. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Countdown to Repeal: Doctor Is Already Feeling the Fateful Effects of Obamacare

    http://blog.heritage.org/2011/01/19/countdown-to-repeal-this-doctor-already-feels-the-fateful-effects-of-obamacare/

  28. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Congressman Paul Ryan Tears Down the ObamaCare Fiscal House of Cards

  29. NeeNee says:

    Listening to Fox this morning with hubby.

    Carl Cameron was interviewing my old

    Iowa Governor, now-Secretary-of-Agriculture

    Vilsack. Vilsack & Sibelius were spouting that

    “if healthcare is repealed, 140 million who didn’t

    have health insurance & now do would have no

    coverage.”

    Wasn’t the figure 12.MILLION or 20.MILLION

    without insurance back in 2009???

    Those were the numbers bandied about

    during the leadup to Obamacare passing.

    Or am I remembering incorrectly?

    • Patriot Dreamer says:

      No, you’re remembering correctly. The truth is that the 1996 HIPAA law already prohibited health insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions in most situations (group coverage market). State laws in most states did the same thing in most states (I forget how many, but I think around 40). This is just “spin” to try and manipulate public opinion.

  30. staceedb says:

    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2011/01/great-tan-father-in-washington.html

    I know, I know some of you really dislike lamecherry…but a lot of what he/she says has come to pass and a lot of what he/she says makes sense if you can get past the language… I think it’s like reading Shakespeare.. hard to read without an interpretation… anyhow, if anyone reads this..what do you think of it?

    • AliRose says:

      At least Shakespeare was written in English!

      But seriously, sometimes I can interpret LC, other times, not so much. Today I just don’t have the mental energy. Maybe tomorrow.

  31. garnette says:

    The latest thing the democrats are trying to do is to make sure they hold on to the women voters. now, the women’s organization, has the support of 3 congress democrats who want to rewrite the constitution to include women in it. Yep, they say that 5 justices at any time can decide how women are defined so they are pushing to rewrite the constitution. With all that is going on, this is their biggest concern – that a justice made a comment in an interview that women aren’t covered by the 14th amendment, which has given them an issue to promote. Really shows me how much they don’t know what is involved in making changes to the Constitution so I think this is just a rallying issue. But, on the other hand, it worries me that they do think they can just make a change to it based on their beliefs.

  32. PhillyCon says:

    Hey, what do you guys think of a Romney/Barbour ticket? Can we get anymore insider/establishment than these two? A Wall Street guy at the top of the ticket, and a guy with “civil rights” issues at the bottom of the ticket.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/255743/haley-barbour-take-two

    Also note, no TP presence at all.

    When you read the post, you will understand how these establishment people are scheming. Problem with their formulations, is that this is the conventional, inside-the-box politicking. They are so limited by this stale thinking, no wonder they consistently loose. Notice it’s all about geographical considerations, no such thing as issues, policy positions, or grassroots appeal.

    http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2011/01/will-romney-go-bold-with-barbour-as-early-vp-pick.html

  33. Motley…welcome back…so,

    There are NO funny sympathy cards? Nothing even from HallMark’s ‘Maxine?’ Like ‘the old man kicked, no fretting, now you will have more time for Bingo!’ or ‘the remote control is all YOURS now!’

    I am sensing a ‘niche’ market that might have been overlooked. You might be on to something.

  34. GracieD says:

    Sheila Jackson Lee is Unconstitutional. :D

  35. Patriot Dreamer says:

    DA: West Philadelphia abortion doctor killed 7 babies with scissors

    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=7906881

    Sick.

  36. Patriot Dreamer says:

    TN WAHM, here’s your Congressman:

    Say What? Democrat Compares Republicans to Nazis

    In an extraordinary outburst on the House floor, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) invoked the Holocaust to attack Republicans on health care and compared rhetoric on the issue to the work of infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/01/abc-news-jonathan-karl-reports-the-newfound-civility-didnt-last-long-political-rhetoric-in-congress-doesnt-get-much.html

    I thought the Lightbringer told them to be all civil and stuff.

  37. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Union Protesters Overwhelm Security and Barge Into Banking Meeting

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/union-protesters-overwhelm-security-and-barge-into-banking-meeting/

  38. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Looks like AP didn’t get the “civility” memo:

    GOP spending cuts would affect millions of people

    And just about every politician is going to get an earful from the local PTA if school aid gets whacked.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110119/ap_on_re_us/us_republicans_spending

    “Whacked” is pretty darned incendiary language. Heh!

  39. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Climate change study had ‘significant error’: experts

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110119/ts_afp/climatewarmingfood_20110119163335

  40. Menagerie says:

    Hey guys, I got the job!!!!!!!!! Remember a couple of weeks ago I asked you to wish me luck? Your prayers and wishes are very appreciated. The best faux finisher in NW Georgia has just closed her business to go back into retail management. Thanks again honeys. Heading to the prayer thread to post my thanks.

  41. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Invisible tanks could be on battlefield within five years

    British military scientists plan to develop an army of “invisible” tanks ready for use on the battlefield within five years.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/defence/8247967/Invisible-tanks-could-be-on-battlefield-within-five-years.html

    “e-camouflage”

  42. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Some winter fun in Canada:

  43. Patriot Dreamer says:

    House Republicans Overturn ‘Obamacare’ in Symbolic Move

    245 in favor

    189 against

    Only 3 Dems. voted in favor of repeal.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/19/house-poised-vote-health-law-repeal/

    • Amsterdam Expat says:

      Where I wonder were all the moderate Democrats we’re always hearing about … were the Blue Dogs (those that managed to get re-elected) abducted by unicorns?

  44. Amsterdam Expat says:

    Check out the ***-kicking (to speak Obamese for a moment) that the good professor just administered to those naughty boys over at Power Line:

    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/01/operation-demoralize-is-working.html

  45. sundancecracker says:

    The newfound civility didn’t last long. Political rhetoric in Congress doesn’t get much nastier than the words of one House Democrat during the debate on repealing the health care law.

    In an extraordinary outburst on the House floor, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) invoked the Holocaust to attack Republicans on health care and compared rhetoric on the issue to the work of infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

    “They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels,” Cohen said. “You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That’s the same kind of thing. And Congressman Cohen didn’t stop there. (video too in the link)

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/01/abc-news-jonathan-karl-reports-the-newfound-civility-didnt-last-long-political-rhetoric-in-congress-doesnt-get-much.html

    Typical Prog., see they just can’t help themselves. It is embedded in the very DNA of being a hate filled progressive liberal. Being hateful, spewing hate, anger, vitriol, is just how they roll. As I said before regarding civility ” Go Ahead, You First”, I know they don’t have such capacities…….

    ps. What do you think the media stream today would have been like if this had been a conservative? Ha.!

    • yomotley says:

      There is nothing that indicates that the majority of the German people believed the lies. It is more likely they did not know how to and/or were not prepared to stop the madness. The Holocaust did not happen because the Germans believed everything Goebbel’s said, over and over again, about the Jews. So much evil was underway before the German’s even knew it was happening to the Jews.

      Anyone else find it ironic that Rep Cohen pronounced Goebbel as “Gorebull”?

  46. If somebody posted this already, I apologize, but as a nurse who has, in my working lifetime, seen more bloody gloves than I can count, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this pair before!

    http://newsbird.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/blood-soaked-rubber-gloves-and-mother-of-perl-netting/

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