Open Thread

Lot’s going on folks including:

Iran’s support of Assad, will this be enough to allow him to keep power?

Jimmy Carter to speak in support of Obama at the convention. Help or hinderance?

Romney considering Gen. Patraeus as VP? Good move or not? In fact, the VP selection is expected soon – who do you like and why?

And last but not least, this little surprise regarding Obama’s time at Columbia. Or was he actually there?

Or anything else that’s on your mind. Keep it clean and civil.




63 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Count d'Haricots August 7, 2012 / 1:59 pm

    “Timothy Geithner, was the driving force behind terminating the pensions of 20,000 salaried retirees at the Delphi auto parts manufacturing company.

    The move, made in 2009 while the Obama administration implemented its auto bailout plan, appears to have been made solely because those retirees were not members of labor unions.

    Meaning this bunch of crooks lied to Congress. are you listening Mr. Issa?

    • Cluster August 7, 2012 / 2:13 pm

      I saw that too Count, and forgot to include the link, but isn’t this just another great example of the lack of transparency from this regime, and the medias reluctance to cover anything unfavorable in regards to Obama?

      As Dick Morris said last night – journalists are Obama’s most important base.

  2. Amazona August 7, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    I remember seeing the article by the Columbia grad, and it only added to the mystery of Obama’s education. In his own words—whether or not he really wrote his books he did read them for audio books—his mother was always on him for his poor performance in high school. In his own words he was high or drunk most of the time.

    Yet he got into Occidental, and then into Columbia, and then into Harvard Law, but there are no records available to see just how managed to do this. He was made editor of the Harvard Law Review, but there are no papers or other writings of his to support this elevated position.

    The frantic Left, trying so desperately to shift attention away from Obama and anything to do with Obama, have been working on establishing suspicions about Romney and his taxes, but unless Romney broke the law (as did Geithner and so many others in this administration) and paid no taxes, nothing on his tax returns should be of the slightest interest to the public.

    But the public SHOULD have concerns if they elected a president who misrepresented his educational background. Many do, but many are brainwashed by the strident Left sound machine and the Complicit Agenda Media into accepting at face value the claims of a man who has fought so hard to keep his records a secret.

    • Cluster August 7, 2012 / 3:19 pm

      It always seemed a little odd to me how an admitted stoner with poor grades in high school ends up at Harvard. This would be an accomplishment that most of us would be quite proud of, and would want to release the transcripts showing the intellectual prowess and academic record it took to get there. Oddly enough though, Obama has spent millions keeping that a secret, so I tend to believe this guy.

  3. tiredoflibbs August 7, 2012 / 2:24 pm

    So much for the middle class, unless you are a unionite, who supports obAMATER.

    Emails: Geithner, Treasury drove cutoff of non-union Delphi workers’ pensions

    Wow, so much for protecting the little guy, unless of course, you are a member of the SPECIAL INTEREST groups who support obAMATEUR in both regurgitating mindless rhetoric and cold hard cash!!!

    obAMATEUR ran as a “new kind of politician” and “not an insider”. Too bad his actions are “business as usual” of the typical looting proggy Democrat.

    What did he say about “Romney Hood – steal from the poor and give to the rich”?

    His actions speak louder than his words that are designed for the ignorant drone masses on the left.

  4. Raging Bull August 7, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    here’s the rub on zerobama being asked to release his college records. the left will scream to high….er…not heaven…what do the scream high to? anyways, they would scream that romney and the GOP are playing dirty politics, that we need a new tone of civility in DC, that they are trying to distract from his own tax records (even though mitt paid more than GE), and that these demands are code for racism.

    and even if zerobama did release his college records, and they are what mr. root claims they might be, the left still wouldn’t care. the zero could come out and and tell us, point blank that he is a full fledged communist born inside the kremlin and the left would cheer in admiration of his total honesty.

  5. bloodypenquinstump August 7, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    Can you imagine the vast number of idiotic conspiracy theories you all would come up with if Obama hadn’t released his tax records? I am enjoying the massive blimp wreck that Rmoney is suffering.

    • neocon1 August 7, 2012 / 3:11 pm


      ? I am enjoying the massive blimp wreck that Rmoney is suffering.

      of course you are, all you commie, American, Jew, Christian, hating islam loving leftist morons are dancing with glee over this filthy rotten lie. It is who you are and what you do.
      alinsky/marx 101

      • neocon1 August 7, 2012 / 3:44 pm

        “While some people might gain momentary peace from blaming guns, or the Constitution, for deranged criminality, it is the ultimate nonsense. Firearms are no more responsible for violent crimes than Food Network is for gluttony. Guns are inanimate. They can’t act of their own volition, determine right from wrong, or differentiate between just and unjust persons. Like knives, axes, and other tools, guns perform at their user’s discretion.”

        homosexual jeffrey dahmer killed 17 people and used NO GUN.

        homosexual John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer and rapist who sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage used NO GUN.

        necrophilia addict Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949) is an American serial killer known as the Green River Killer, convicted of 48 separate
        murders and confessed to nearly double that number used NO GUN

        sex addict Theodore Robert “Ted” Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) , he confessed shortly before his execution to 30 homicides used NO GUN

        Daniel Harold Rolling (May 26, 1954 – October 25, 2006), also known as The Gainesville Ripper, was an American serial killer who murdered five students used NO GUN

        yet the left scream for MORE gun control……..hitler, stalin and mao must be soooo proud. (Ubama also)

  6. bloodypenquinstump August 7, 2012 / 3:54 pm
    • neocon1 August 7, 2012 / 4:29 pm


      ur best answer yet = BLANK

  7. Cluster August 7, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    Let’s not forget this little nugget:

    Obama’s own literary agent in 1991 published a bio stating that Obama was born in Kenya. Now the screeching liberals can whine all they want, but this comes straight from the source, and of which I hardly think was a mistake. Either Obama is lying and stating that to garner sympathy or something, or it’s the truth. Either way, it’s pretty bad.

    1991 was also when Obama was at Harvard – maybe he had to keep the lie going because he did gain entrance to those schools on foreign aid.

    Shouldn’t we know this?

    • neocon1 August 7, 2012 / 4:19 pm


      gaff sr and gaff jr

      Who said it………..?

      1) “Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel “

      A. Barack Obama
      B. Dan Quayle
      C. Sarah Palin
      D. George W. Bush

      2) “I’ve now been in 57 states. I think one left to go.”

      A. Barack Obama
      B. Dan Quayle
      C. Sarah Palin
      D. George W. Bush

      3) “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see many of them in the audience here today”..

      A. Barack Obama
      B. Dan Quayle
      C. Sarah Palin
      D. George W. Bush

      4) “What they’ll say is, ‘Well, it costs too much money,’ but you know what? It would cost about-— It would cost about the same as what we would spend. Over the course of 10 years it would cost what it would cost us. (nervous laugh) All right. Okay. We’re going to do it. It would cost us about the same as it would cost for about—— hold on one second.. I can’t hear myself. But I’m glad you’re fired up, though. I’m glad.”

      A. Barack Obama
      B. Dan Quayle
      C. Sarah Palin
      D. George W. Bush

      5) “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.”

      A. Barack Obama
      B. Dan Quayle
      C. Sarah Palin
      D. George W. Bush

      (6) “I bowled a 129. It’s like – it was like the Special Olympics, or something.”

      A. Barack Obama
      B. Dan Quayle
      C. Sarah Palin
      D. George W. Bush

      7) “Of the many responsibilities granted to a president by our Constitution, few are more serious or more consequential than selecting a Supreme Court justice. The members of our highest court are granted life tenure, often serving long after the presidents who appointed them. And they are charged with the vital task of applying principles put to paper more than 20 centuries ago to some of the most difficult questions of our time.”

      A. Barack Obama
      B. Dan Quayle
      C. Sarah Palin
      D. George W. Bush

      8) “Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma. They end up taking up a hospital bed, it costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a, a breathalyzer, or inhalator, not a breathalyzer. I haven’t had much sleep in the last 48 hours.

      A. Barack Obama
      B. Dan Quayle
      C. Sarah Palin
      D. George W. Bush

      9) “It was interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of I don’t know what the term is in Austrian—wheeling and dealing.”

      A. Barack Obama
      B. Dan Quayle
      C. Sarah Palin
      D. George W. Bush

      10) “I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”

      A. Barack Obama
      B. Dan Quayle
      C. Sarah Palin
      D. George W. Bush

      You know what? This is a no brainer for us.

      All: A. Barry Soetero.
      The smartest man ever elected to the presidency—according to the MSM—is a blathering idiot.

      • neocon1 August 7, 2012 / 4:28 pm

        But we all know of black hate and racism……jus ax je$$e, al, barry, watters, rangle, NOI, NBBP, SCLC, and 100″ of other national outlets.

        ‘They don’t know anything about taking care of her black hair’: Mother of Olympic star Gabby Douglas blames star’s white host family for controversial ponytail

        Natalie Hawkins, the gymnastics star’s mother, said Missy Parton and her family from Iowa don’t know how to care for her daughter’s hair

        The mother said there are ‘no black salons in their area’

        Read more:


      • neocon1 August 7, 2012 / 5:23 pm

        sniff sniff

        does anyone smell goats?

      • neocon1 August 7, 2012 / 6:20 pm

        I LOVE this Man……..mittens..VP??

        Dem. Congressman: Allen West Had Chick-fil-A Catered to Black Caucus Meeting, Insulted Everyone

        “That was an ‘in your face.’ Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended.”,,Bwaaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha

      • neocon1 August 7, 2012 / 6:30 pm

        ***Hastings*** said lawmakers were insulted because

        THIS HASTINGS??????

        Hastings was a South Florida attorney when was appointed to the federal bench in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter.

        His problems began in 1981 with the case of two brothers, Frank and Thomas Romano, who were accused of stealing $1 million from a union pension fund. The men were tried and convicted in Hastings’ court. While they were awaiting sentencing, a man named William Dredge — a longtime criminal who at the time was facing drug charges — got in touch with the FBI and said that Hastings had solicited a bribe in an ongoing criminal case.

        Dredge said that a close friend of Hastings, a Washington, D.C. lawyer named William Borders, was the go-between; Borders’s job was to collect the bribe money and pass it on to Hastings

        . In addition, Dredge said that Borders was interested in soliciting a bribe for Hastings from the Romano brothers. He said that Borders had asked him, Dredge, to see if the brothers were interested in paying Hastings $150,000 in exchange for no jail time and having their ill-gotten gains, which had been confiscated, returned to them.


        WASHINGTON—A congressional ethics panel is investigating allegations that Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings sexually harassed a member of his staff,

      • neocon1 August 7, 2012 / 6:33 pm

        yeah “OFFENDED” by a Chiken samich

        Judge Alcee Hastings, a federal district court judge, was removed from office by the United States Senate after he was
        convicted on articles of impeachment
        on October 20, 1989

  8. Amazona August 7, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    What is so funny about Hastings’ pandering to the radical Left by having this hissy fit is that the event took place about six months ago. Evidently Hastings needed half a year to ramp up his outrage.

    And was it the fact that the meal was chicken that got Hastings so upset? You know, the ‘racial coding” behind some words and foods? Hardly. If Hastings panties didn’t get in a twist over fried chicken, BBQ or collard greens I doubt it was grilled chicken sandwiches that pushed him over the edge.

    Maybe it was the biscuits…..?

    To quote Hastings:

    “We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon, although sometimes people will have fruit. We serve a full course meal with collard greens. We have Jamaican beans and rice,” Hastings said. But West “sent Chick-fil-A with biscuits. Ok?”

    “That was an ‘in your face.’ Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended,” he said.”

    Of course, the members of the CBC are so timid and retiring and all, we could not expect any one of them to stand up and express outrage over this……….outrage. This must be why it took Hastings so long to decide to speak for all the shrinking violets of the CBC who had confided in him how deeply offended they were but who just couldn’t bring themselves to make a public statement about it.

  9. Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J August 8, 2012 / 6:50 am

    1. Bashar Al Assad will be gone from power in Syria in less than 60 days. Unless Iran is willing to come in to aid the crumbling Syrian Army they are of no consequence to the outcome
    2. President Carter being at the Democratic Convention is a positive politically for the Democrats if neither of the two living GOP former presidents are speaking in Tampa. Of course as a one term president the Right will point to similarities between President Carter and President Obama.
    3. General David Petraeus is a Democrat but it would be an interesting choice. I think he and Mr. Romney have too many religious/social/political differences to run a successful campaign together. Romney will take the safe path, actually the only path and choose Rob Portman as his number 2.
    4. This is quite an interesting article. I would suggest the President take this challenge as it could only be a benefit to him to have Romney’s payment of no taxes for most of the 1990s exposed vice a simple letter of reprimand for a lack of class attendance in Obama’s second semester at Columbia coming to light.

    • Cluster August 8, 2012 / 8:06 am

      That’s an interesting spin Cav. I do have a couple of questions:

      2. Why would Carter be a positive only if the Bush’s don’t speak at the GOP convention? But I do think you did nail the fact that Carter’s presence will remind everyone how similar Obama is to him, and what a colossal failure he was.

      3. What leads you to believe that Pataeus is a Democrat? He is actually registered to vote as a Republican, so curious as to what information you may have.

      4. How can you be certain that there is only a simple reprimand in Obama’s Columbia transcripts? Do you know something we don’t?

      Usually when one makes declarative statements such as these, they have a little more substance to back them up. Care to provide?

    • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J August 8, 2012 / 10:33 am

      2. This shows political courage, to present an unpopular former president at the convention when most analysts feel the result is still quite in doubt. It does point to that the GOP feels more uncomfortable with Bush/Cheney/Palin than the Democrats feel with Carter/Clinton/Gore.

      3. With the polarization in American politics which has served to drive many moderates away from the GOP, this quote is one of many indications that the general has lost faith in the GOP, ” Petraeus is registered to vote as a Republican in New Hampshire—he once described himself to a friend as a northeastern Republican, in the tradition of Nelson Rockefeller—but he said that around 2002, after he became a two-star general, he stopped voting.”—The New Republic, 14 October 2009.

      4 I am certain of the statement that I made and the source from which it came. I am also certain that an exposure of Obama’s college transcripts would do far more for his positives than a release of Romney’s tax records. After the GOP convention at least three individuals will come forward from the McCain campaign to tell the media what they have actually seen of Romney’s tax records from the 1990s which were described to me as, “a death star.”

      • Amazona August 8, 2012 / 11:00 am

        Your post, above, came in while I was writing mine, below. But as it answered none of my questions, they still stand.

        You forkers love to posture as being, somehow, so dialed in to special sources, but you never manage to follow through with anything to back up those claims. It’s sweet that you have so much confidence in your “source” but as the questions about Obama’s college history have been so numerous, and so public, for so long, it is certainly odd that now, after at least five years of asking, you have access to a special source who can give you such assurance of the validity of information no one else has.

        If releasing his college transcripts would be such a bonus for Obama, why has he refused make them public? Is this all just a game he is playing, having all the proof anyone would ever need to establish his citizenship and his college career once and for all, and coyly refusing to bring them out because he enjoys the fuss that results from his refusal? Is THIS the kind of man we have in the Oval Office? A petty game-player?

        Sorry, Cav, but all the supposed answers just make your side look worse.

        As for trying to make it appear that the GOP is somehow embarrassed by Bush/Bush/Cheney/Palin, nice try but…….

        How about the fact that the GOP has so many rising stars, so much young talent coming up through the ranks, that there is just not enough room for all of them, much less for people from the past?

        It’s sweet that you guys are not embarrassed by Gore or Carter, it really is. But what are you going to do with them once you have paraded them around as proof that you don’t lock your crazy uncles in the attic? Carter was a miserable failure as a president and is now groveling for international respect by trashing his own country and playing amateur diplomat. He’s a dithering fool. And as for Gore, well, Gore is just a joke. I do hope you all put a lot of hope in Clinton, because you know perfectly well that while he is paying lukewarm homage to Obama he can’t stand him, never could, and what’s more everyone knows it.

        So while the Dems are playing to empty seats because they can’t even count on their own to attend, and are dragging out those Blasts From the Past as proof of their prior successes, the GOP will be showcasing stunning new talent, remarkable young conservatives who represent the energetic future of the nation.

        Y’all keep looking backward (especially with the Clintons behind you) and we’ll just continue to build a strong conservative leadership with the stars of the future.

    • Amazona August 8, 2012 / 10:41 am

      Cav, why do you think Carter will be a plus for Obama? I haven’t seen any excitement on the Left for Carter. And his status as the worst pre-Obama president in history has been well established for years.

      I find it so interesting to see the inner workings of the Leftist mind exposed, as happened in your comment about Petraeus— “…he and Mr. Romney have too many religious/social/political differences to run a successful campaign together.” The assumption that having different religious beliefs would mean difficulties in working together fascinates me, and has to come from someone who has no religious beliefs at all and therefore has no comprehension of the role religion plays in the lives of those who do. And, of course, there is the question of just how do you know what religious beliefs Petraeus has, anyway?

      When you look at this statement it seems to say that Romney has always worked with other Mormons, and would have a hard time working with someone of a different religion. No matter how you look at the statement, it is simply ridiculous.

      As for “social” differences, ??????? Such as??? “Political” differences? Again, such as ??????

      You people make these sweeping proclamations and then just let them lie there, as if making them has somehow made them true, or relevant. How about some facts to back them up?

      I’m also curious about the claim that Romney paid no taxes during this period. Or any period, for that matter. Romney’s income was well documented in forms and reports submitted to the IRS, so the IRS had full knowledge of what was paid to Romney. If he paid no taxes and did so simply by pulling a Geithner and not paying, the IRS would hardly have let that slide for more than a decade. If he paid no taxes because of the structure of the tax code, that would hardly be an indictment of Romney as a person.

      While lemmings are sucking up the claim that Romney paid NO taxes, I think the truth is probably that he paid quite a lot in taxes but that his tax returns show a 15% tax rate, which the Left would be on like ducks on June bugs, squealing and squalling about how “The Rich” get special treatment, and we need to tax capital gains and investment income at much higher rates. It’s just a ploy.

      And then there is your claim that you know, somehow, that Obama was chastised for not attending class often enough, and that this is in his college records. One more time, ????????? You know this, how?? Please direct us to the copy of Obama’s Columbia school records, because no one else has been able to look at them.

      • tiredoflibbs August 8, 2012 / 10:47 am

        Ama, Carter is happy that he is no longer the worst pResident this country has seen.

      • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J August 8, 2012 / 10:59 am

        Carter at the convention is not about the “left” it is about a political party showing a united front when they realize the opposition cannot trot out their last very vividly unpopular president or their failure of a VP candidate from the last election.

        You mistake my point and that could be due to English not being my first language. Politically, speaking, there will be differences between a man from David Petraeus’ background as the son of a liberal Dutch Protestant, and as a flag officer with numerous combat decorations and a man like Mitt Romney who came from privilege. This is not to say they couldn’t work together but I feel that they would have some clear points of political disagreement which would be easier for Petraeus to bridge than Romney. They would be “of two minds not joining”, or in my own tongue “de douxă minţj, nix aderarea lat.” This isn’t the musing of the “leftist mind” it is a common sense analysis of a political hypothetical.

      • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J August 8, 2012 / 11:04 am

        As for trying to make it appear that the GOP is somehow embarrassed by Bush/Bush/Cheney/Palin, nice try but…….

        How about the fact that the GOP has so many rising stars, so much young talent coming up through the ranks, that there is just not enough room for all of them, much less for people from the past?

        This makes the same point the RNC has for not giving any of theose former GOP stars any time in prime time.

      • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J August 8, 2012 / 11:07 am

        I find it humorous that conservatives are so quick to forget who was actually the worst president of their lifetime. Clearly, anyone with any knowledge of history would consider Nixon a far worse president than Carter or anyone who followed him?

      • Amazona August 8, 2012 / 11:22 am

        No, it’s not a “common sense sense analysis of a political hypothetical”, it is an effort to read the tea leaves which requires projection of myriad personal biases upon people you don’t know and fragmented “information” from prejudiced sources.

        Just look at your assumptions. For example, when Petraeus said he quit voting when he became a two star general you assumed this was because he had become disenchanted with the Republican Party. That’s a pretty huge leap on your part. It is far more likely that it was because he felt that his position demanded political neutrality.

        The Leftist whine of “came from privilege” is so telling, and such a petty effort to imply that Romney has not earned what he has. You simply ignore the fact that Romney gave away the money he inherited from his father, and was determined to make it on his own. Yes, he did benefit from the education his family wealth paid for, but there is the assumption on the Left that without this wealth he would not have been able to achieve the same education—-an assumption not borne out by his grades or his intelligence or his drive. The man did his MBA and Law School courses at Harvard SIMULTANEOUSLY, scoring at the top of the grade curve in both. If Obama could get into Harvard Law without a rich benefactor paying his way (as the Left wants us to believe) and Michelle could get a degree from Princeton, why COULDN’T Romney have done what he did without his family money?

        And everything he has accomplished since then he has done on his own—something Petraeus should admire.

        You simply project the class warfare mentality of the Left onto a good man without any reason to think he is equally petty.

        You say “…I feel that they would have some clear points of political disagreement which would be easier for Petraeus to bridge than Romney.”

        Really? Are you asserting that throughout his brilliant career Romney has remained inflexible and those around him have had to be the ones to “bridge” those gaps? Really? Upon what do you base this projection?

        WHAT “political disagreements” would Petraeus have with Romney? Do you claim that Petraeus does not believe that the United States Constitution is the best (and only legal) way to govern this nation? What ARE Petraeus’ politics?

        And, as a reminder, it was not the American Right that paid for headlines calling Petraeus BETRAYUS

      • Amazona August 8, 2012 / 11:27 am

        Clearly NOT, Cav. Nixon as a person generated a lot of dislike, but as a president, he was quite effective. You really need to step away from the feverswamp of the rabid Left, Cav, and get a breath of reality every now and then.

      • Amazona August 8, 2012 / 11:35 am

        “This makes the same point the RNC has for not giving any of theose former GOP stars any time in prime time.”

        This doesn’t even make sense. I point out that there is not room for all, in a tightly constrained time period, so the GOP has chosen to look to the future and showcase its rising stars, and you try to spin this into “This makes the same point the RNC has for not giving any of theose former GOP stars any time in prime time.”.

        Yes, I know, it must be tough being a Lib these days, with your “new blood” being the likes of Wasserman-Schultz and having to try to spin the need to recycle old failures as a positive, but really, Cav, at least TRY to make sense.

        Get a grip, Cav. Think before you type. A decision was made regarding the allotment of, as you call it, “prime time” and you feel some compulsion to try to spin this as some sort of negative. That’s your problem. Go back to projecting imaginary political and religious and social attitudes of a man you have never met, and inventing reasons why these imagined attitudes would conflict with those of another man you have never met.

  10. tiredoflibbs August 8, 2012 / 7:49 am

    More sleaze from the obAMATEUR:

    What were the proggies complaining about super PACs and the Supreme Court decision about political speech? It seems that obAMATEUR has one of the largest ones working for him! What were they whining about sleazy attack ads? It seems they have no problem with it as long as it is not directed at them!

    But that is besides the point…. the ad blames Romney for this woman’s death long after he left Bain Capital….

    …. but when you don’t have a record to run on, the LIES flow freely and anything goes!!!

    So if Romney is responsible for her death… then obAMATEUR is responsible for the deaths of any American caused by any federal regulation or law imposed on them by his administration! For example, his arbitrary raising of CAFE standards, which are forcing car manufacturers to make their vehicles even lighter than before and mitigates their ability to protect their passengers. Or, discontinuing life saving drugs…. or increasing wait times and health service rationing due to more patients for fewer doctors as a result of obamacare.

    obAMATEUR set the standard and tone, now he has to live with it also!

    • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J August 8, 2012 / 10:37 am

      This was a poor ad and it was rife with clear lies and facts without corroboration. But this is the nature of a campaign in this style. McCain refused to go this route and he lost so Romney’s handlers feel they have to play Chicago style and it isn’t working. Have you seen the last poll from WAPO-ABC News?

      • tiredoflibbs August 8, 2012 / 10:43 am

        You should be proud of your pResident there Cav.

        This is his style of politics. We have seen it now, we saw it four years ago and in every campaign he has run…. destroy the opponent any way possible!

        The problem is those on the left complain about this style of politics only when it is done to them and never when they do it to their opponents.

        Facts are facts there cav. You proggies can’t have it both ways.

      • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J August 8, 2012 / 11:01 am

        He is not my President, he is the 44th President of the United States. I am not a citizen of the US so my opinion comes from a different, more informed multi-global perspective.

      • Amazona August 8, 2012 / 12:35 pm

        Ah, yes, of course—-Cav’s opinions come from “… a different, more informed multi-global perspective.”

        But of course.

        Just curious, Cav—how many “globes” does it take to form a “multi-global” perspective?

        And just how and why do you claim this perspective to be “more informed”? After all, what you post here is remarkably fact-free and highly biased.

        Is it that only lies can make it through the filters to Hell, which is, I believe, where you reside or is at least the seat of your oh-so-impressive position as “…a demon journalist with the distinctive privilege of being the sixth Editor-in-Chief of The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork the most widely circualting daily newspaper in Hell.” ?

        Yeah, hard to find any opinion more credible than one coming from a “demon journalist” for an imaginary “newspaper” circulated only in “Hell”.

        BTW, what do the initials in your pretend “credentials” stand for?

      • neocon1 August 10, 2012 / 6:01 am

        seems ole calhoun empteenth JA, MO, FO, AH

        has forgotten about the late “great” LBJ who his OUN party ran out of town on a rail.
        but hey how would we expect some FOREIGNER to know that?

  11. GMB August 8, 2012 / 8:09 am

    Everyone was warned, many times, over, that this was going to the dirtiest campaign ever. barky and his loyal minions have proven this to be true. It is time to quit complaining about the msm and the what sleeze the rats will stoop to.

    It should be expected by now.

    If Mitt wants to be POTUS he will get the truth out. He will do what is needed to be done. If Mitt can’t cut it, I do hope you have your survival gear in shape.

    • Cluster August 8, 2012 / 8:24 am

      You are 100% correct GMB. We know who Obama and Axlerod are, so we have no right to complain. What we need to do, and what Mitt needs to do, is to take the gloves off and call this fraud of a President out on the carpet. I want to see Mitt challenge him on his college transcripts, point out the fact that he has tax evaders working in his cabinet, criticize him for bowing to tyrants, criticize him for his constantly shifting blame, chastise him for not holding the Senate to account for not submitting a budget in 3 years, ridicule him for his 104 rounds of golf, ridicule him for giving the Queen a set of CD’s, and essentially expose for the amateur that he is.

      • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J August 8, 2012 / 10:41 am

        Romney has no standing to call the sitting President to task in the manner you suggest as he is Romney’s superior for political purposes. He should simply demand an open debate format and they can go toe to toe, to use a Human analogy

      • Amazona August 8, 2012 / 12:37 pm

        “…to use a Human analogy.”

        Awww, ain’t that just the cutest thing EVER?????

      • Cluster August 8, 2012 / 12:41 pm

        Just bizarre isn’t it? Reminds me of the old ad – “a mind is a terrible thing to waste”

      • Amazona August 8, 2012 / 12:48 pm

        I think it might be called “impish humor”.

  12. Cluster August 8, 2012 / 8:28 am

    Chicago is one of the most violent cities in the world. Staples is one of the most successful business’s in America. So:

    – Would you rather have the country led by a successful CEO

    – Or a failed community organizer

  13. Cluster August 8, 2012 / 8:32 am

    Here’s an observation everyone needs to pay attention to:

    Whenever Obama attacks, the media applauds his aggressiveness. Whenever Romney attacks, the media decries the lack of civility.

    The media protects their little boy, and is his most loyal base.

  14. GMB August 8, 2012 / 8:43 am

    I think here personally, That Mitt is doing just about everything that McCain did not do in 2008. As everyone should know by now, I am no big fan of Mitt. However, I do not see any similarities between him and McCain.

    Mitt is showing himself very steady under fire and the mud the left is throwing is not sticking very well. It is not sticking at all imho, except for those hyper partisan leftist who would never vote for Mitt to begin with.

    The convention is coming up. Afterweards Mitt is going to have boatloads of money to spend. We will then see how serious he is.

    • dbschmidt August 8, 2012 / 10:55 am

      Also remember, IIRC, that there are three debates agreed to between Pres. Obama and the presumed nominee Romney. There is no wiggle room from those and no teleprompters either. Hoping that Romney will call Obama on the carpet at all three of those.

  15. tiredoflibbs August 8, 2012 / 10:37 am

    More “look the other way” from the obAMATEUR administration…

    Hope and change? A new report finds that Barack Obama’s and Eric Holder’s failure to criminally charge any top Wall Street bankers is likely a result of cronyism inside the Department of Justice and political donations made to Obama’s campaign.

      • tiredoflibbs August 8, 2012 / 12:13 pm

        “This is of no import.”

        spoken like a true mindless proggy drone….

        Pathetic, yet predictable.

      • Amazona August 8, 2012 / 12:40 pm

        There is, of course, absolutely no importance attached to the fact that both the President of the United States and his Attorney General swore solemn oaths to protect and defend the laws of this nation and now have decided not to.

        At least not to a demon journalist living in Hell.

        Different rules here than in Hell, DJ

  16. GMB August 8, 2012 / 12:18 pm

    I am looking forward to seeing how Mitt attacks barky. If attacks the same way he did against his republican rivals, I believe he is serious. If he brings the kid gloves out, I guess the survival gear companies will get some more business.

  17. Cluster August 8, 2012 / 12:34 pm

    All we need to know about Cav is that he proclaimed Patraeus to be Democrat, and after I point out that he was actually a registered Republican, Cav just simply glided by it. He makes baseless assertions in every post.

    Cav is not a thinking person, and certainly not one to take seriously.

    • Amazona August 8, 2012 / 12:44 pm

      OF COURSE he is not a “thinking person”—he is a DEMON JOURNALIST for an imaginary newspaper in Hell. You need to keep up, Cluster, though admittedly it is hard, what with the role playing and the multiple personalities and the strings of invented credentials and the assumed foreign nationalities.

      I understand that the lunch room at the Brimstone features hamburgers made out of Play-Doh and teeny little muffins from an Easy-Bake oven.

      • Cluster August 8, 2012 / 2:29 pm


      • neocon1 August 8, 2012 / 5:10 pm

        ROTFLMAO………. LOLX1000

  18. Jeremiah August 8, 2012 / 11:44 pm

    Hello everyone…

    I have a question….

    I’ve searched all over the Internet, asked on forums, but cannot get an answer to my question….so maybe someone here knows…

    My question is….is it okay to use limestone sand, again, limestone sand with Portland cement to make mortar with?

    • neocon1 August 10, 2012 / 6:06 am

      call the cement mfgr and ask them, they WILL know.

    • Amazona August 10, 2012 / 11:48 am

      I had no trouble finding several sites which discuss the use of ground limestone and sand in mortar. I assume you mean ground limestone. There are several really interesting articles on how to use this mortar, its advantages, etc. I don’t think I found anything that addressed using ONLY ground limestone with cement to make mortar, but as neo said, the manufacturer ought to be able to tell you that, or maybe even their web page.

  19. Amazona August 10, 2012 / 11:45 am

    Just heard ANOTHER whiny female ad for Obama, ANOTHER whimpering, simpering, “Oh me, oh my, women will just suffer sooooooo much if that big meanie Romney is elected, sob sob” appeal to what the Obamabots seem to think is their target market here in Colorado—the flukes.

    And these ads are so dishonest. So what would be the outcome if Roe v Wade were to be repealed? Abortion would still be legal. The only difference is that it would not have the stamp of approval by slapping a newly invented Constitutional “right” on it. And then people could vote, in their states, on whether they want to keep it legal there, and if they want to pay for it. But reversing Roe would not make abortion illegal.

    What if Planned Parenthood got no more federal money? Would they close their doors? Would they stop killing babies? Of course not. Baby-killing is quite lucrative, and will still be a money-maker if federal funds are cut off.

    This latest ad acts as if Romney would pull an Obama and issue an executive order banning the use of contraceptives.

    I think it is telling that the Obamabots are now clearly and blatantly appealing to the stupidest and weakest of Americans—the people who can watch these ads and not realize how dishonest they are.

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