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Speak Out 10/18/09

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Peas in a pod

PRESUMABLY, President Obama cinched the Nobel Peace Prize when he announced we were going to stop fighting the Taliban and focus on al-Qaida in Afghanistan. There's a difference? Yes. Al-Qaida is the fighting arm of the Taliban. I imagine our soldiers can tell a difference when their outposts are attacked. Maybe the attackers wear signs: I am al-Qaida and you can fire at me. Don't shoot my cousin over there. He's Taliban. Our top military commander in that quagmire want 40,000 more troops, which sounds like the same refrain we heard in Vietnam. What would he want if al-Qaida had an air force? Declare victory and get out.

No Columbus Day

I am sad that this country still celebrates Columbus Day. The man did not discover America. He discovered the West Indies and thought he was in India. It has been proven that the Vikings were the first to discover North America. They were here in the early 1300s, more than a hundred years before Columbus. Columbus also killed some of the natives of the Indies. So I ask that we stop celebrating this holiday. It is another day the postal workers, bank workers and government employees get off. Everyone else still has to work. What next? General Custer day?

Chavez playbook

FOR those who missed it this past weekend, the Obama administration has taken a page from the Hugo Chavez playbook in Venezuela. Anita Dunn, the White House communications director, said about Fox News, "We're going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent." Fox News is the only network challenging the administration. Therefore, it has been declined any presidential interviews for the remainder of the year. Opposing views, I thought, are in the category of free speech. Welcome to Venezuela.

University smoking

I see many university students smoking wherever they please. You can look at the grounds around entrances to buildings. They are littered with cigarette butts. I think the university should ban smoking on the premises.


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Chavez playbook

Who cares. We already know they are the most corrupt administration in 40+ years. And they said Bush and Cheney were. What a joke.

BO's numbers are falling fast and what will someone rebut with?....."Well Palin and McCain have lower numbers". Well they aren't the President are they?

-- Posted by Wiff on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 12:30 AM

OH I forgot. Good morning all.

-- Posted by Wiff on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 12:31 AM

Good morning to you, too, Wiffle!

Chavez Playbook ... Silly flap to be coming from our White House, don't you think? Here again, even liberal-leaning media are questioning the administration for such silly, petty, time-wasting, childish rants. Apparently this is a first in our history.

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 1:27 AM

Anyone have the entire list that this e-mail came from? Should be fun to read it all.

The economy is so bad that...

*I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail

*CEO's are now playing miniature golf

*If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them

*Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM

*Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names

*A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico

*Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting

*Motel Six can't afford to leave the light on anymore

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 1:33 AM

Um...you know that the Charmin guy was Mr. WHIPPLE right? Oh I guess Rush Limbaugh doesn't discuss that so you probably don't.

-- Posted by flying-d on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 7:46 AM

Melange,

From yesterday.

It is a lot easier to tell people how to raise their children than to actually do it yourself.

-- Posted by NoNameYet on Sat, Oct 17, 2009, at 2:53 PM

There is no hidden reference specifically aimed at you. It is not an attack, but rather an observation applicable to anyone trying to tell other people how to raise their children. Notice I said "their" children, not just "children".

As in many of my "cowardly" posts, I include myself, as even at my age, I am still a "work in progress"; perhaps Suelynn, Theorist or you would describe it as regress.

I took a boat load of philosophy classes and perhaps that has been my downfall by attempting "thought provoking" observations/statements/attacks or however one chooses to view/describe them. I must admit though it continues to be interesting how many interpretations can come out of the same combination of words.

In conclusion (applause), I have several children and a sack load of grand children and still don't know the best or preferred way to raise children and NEVER offer advice to any of my children on child rearing.

One of my daughters is unable to bear children and it breaks our hearts because she wants them so badly and really don't wish to go beyond that. Assume what you wish; can't control that.

I do respect you and enjoy your posts or I wouldn't take the time to offer clarification.

I will, however refrain from addressing you in the future.

-- Posted by Blackthorn on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 8:11 AM

Um...you know that the Charmin guy was Mr. WHIPPLE right? Oh I guess Rush Limbaugh doesn't discuss that so you probably don't.

-- Posted by flying-d on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 7:46 AM

Umm...fly, that is really lame... so what's your story? Can't you rebutt Mr. Wiffle's point with fact and logic? Or is your spoiled liberal condescending sneer in a cheap unsuccessful attempt to smear all you can come up with?

-- Posted by Justapinion on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 8:15 AM

where would all of our soldiers work if we pulled them out of Iraq/Afghanistan?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 8:40 AM

As mentioned in an earlier post, Hugo Chavez could be the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize next Year. Bo Bo wants to govern like Hugo and his cousin Odinga in Kenya. He wants to rule the world. Currently, we are being governed by an Oligarchy that is working to be transitioned into a Monarchy.

-- Posted by Balmy on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 9:21 AM

From yesterday;

I just wish more of today's youth had as many fond memories of their Grandparents as Spank obviously does.

I have tried to establish that kind of relationship with mine. The oldest, 18 years old, 6' 1" tall, weighs 205 lbs and plays football, will still walk up and give me a hug in front of any of his friends. Always did.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sat, Oct 17, 2009, at 4:58 PM

You and me both. I think a lot of it depends on when, and how, you were raised.

Oh, I went out to Don's yesterday and seen Jerry. Don was having a shooting-match and Jerry was handing out shells. I told him I would say hey to Wheels.

gurusmom,

I have to take your future "Bulldog inlaw" to Columbia. She has a cherry-eye that has to be operated on. Nothing personal, but I just don't trust the vets around here. It does give me a chance to eat the steak and lobster at the Longhorn.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 9:30 AM

James Nall

i'm finding it hard to justify troops in Iraq/Afghanistan , what was the mission again ?

how much more blood and treasure will the USA put into a region that doesn't want to be changed ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 10:22 AM

Um...you know that the Charmin guy was Mr. WHIPPLE right? Oh I guess Rush Limbaugh doesn't discuss that so you probably don't.

-- Posted by flying-d on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 7:46 AM

Old news. I was looking for an avatar for wiffle and there was Mr. Whipple. You are about the 30th liberal to say that. BTW I don't listen to Rush. He's a blowhard.

-- Posted by Wiff on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 1:47 PM

Should the justice of the peace who refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple be dismissed?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 3:12 PM

Rick,

I think so. I read what you are talking about. If you take an oath, you take an oath. He needs to live up to that.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 3:29 PM

Good for you, Spank ("I have to take your future "Bulldog inlaw" to Columbia.")! Assuming you're going to the vet school? That's where we took our dachshund when her back had paralyzed her from her front shoulders on.

They were absolutely magnificent ... Told us upfront what it would cost, and that there was only about a 40% chance of surgery being successful ... The nights we couldn't spend there, they called us every evening with a 'progress report' and even let us 'talk' to her on the phone. Some of the students even made her a simple little wheeled cart so she could move around while in physical therapy. The first time I saw her come running/wheeling down the corridor toward us, danged if I didn't cry. But I laughed at how she hated the 'water therapy,' bless her heart.

Keep us posted on how she does ... and enjoy the Longhorn!

Thanks, Rick ... "... finding it hard to justify troops in Iraq/Afghanistan , what was the mission again?" Me, too. No one I ask seems able to come up with what I might consider a justification worthy of the cost in lives and money.

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 3:38 PM

Thanks mom,

It's not supposed to be anything serious, but still.

After losing the last one, we don't take any chances. She is awful cute. I think she wants your meatloaf recipe.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 4:00 PM

Oh, mom, did you know dogs have three eyelids? I sure didn't.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 4:10 PM

University smoking....perhaps if they would install those handy dandy butt cans, people would use those instead. Besides don't they have designated areas now? If you can't enforce that 'rule' why create a NEW one?

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 4:13 PM

Turnip

your idea makes too much sense ...plus some lazy people won't use the handy dandy butt cans just 'cause they're lazy

some folks live to make rules...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 4:34 PM

Should the justice of the peace who refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple be dismissed?

-- Posted by *Rick* on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 3:12 PM

I think he made a good call. This is not an atmosphere to bring a mixed race kid into the world. The race thing has been set back 30 years due to all the race pimps and democrats throwing out the race card for everything. I used to be racist 30 years ago and got over it in the last 20 years. Now I am right back where I was at.

-- Posted by Wiff on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 6:10 PM

what else does a "justice of the peace" do besides marry people ?

i wonder if the man was white and the woman black there would have been the same media event ?

so , it's okay for gay marriage then too ....

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 7:08 PM

No, Spank! Three eyelids? That's too sad about you losing one ... What happened? Nope, she can't have the meat loaf recipe ... onions aren't good for dogs, I read.

Rick ... "... some lazy people won't use the handy dandy butt cans just 'cause they're lazy"

I think it's because they're stupid low-lifes with no consideration ... it drives me nuts to see butts scattered all around even right next to the disposal containers! If I can't find a disposal thing, I make a spectacle of my old self (try not to picture this) by stubbing mine out on the ground or walk, pinching the end to make sure it's completely out, and putting it in my pocket ... or holding it in my hand until I find a trash can. Nor do I toss butts out the car window, or in our yard (or anyone else's). Filters are forever, apparently ...

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 7:57 PM

gurusmom

don't onions make dogs nasty gassy ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 8:19 PM

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While it may not be as good as THE OBAMA DECEPTION, or, Alex Jones latest documentary, THE FALL OF THE REPUBLIC (www.prisonplanet.tv, www.infowars.com for trailers,) that will be released this Wednesday, October 21st, Michael Moore's CAPITALISM, A LOVE STORY, is now showing in Cape Girardeau.

Here is what ROLLING STONE had to say about CAPITALISM, A LOVE STORY. They gave it a 4.5, out of 5 stars.

"The Pirates of the Caribbean have nothing on the buccaneers of Wall Street, and the banks and insurance companies that merrily loot America with the help of our elected officials. You know this. I know this. So how come Michael Moore has to make a movie about it? Because we're doing ****-all to change things. The explosive Capitalism: A Love Story is Moore's call to arms against the robber barons who shamelessly empty our pockets while we do nothing about it. Why? Because we want to get in the pants of the upper one percent and rub up against expensive stuff just like they do. Some love story!

Watch Peter Travers' video review of Capitalism: A Love Story

Moore sees our abusive relationship with capitalism as a growing plague. His movie, a genuine and welcome rabble-rouser, lays out the history of how democracy got corrupted. Moore's enemies label him as a fat, fatuous irritant who leans toward the overblown, inflammatory and clownishly silly. What's with those crazy stunts like making a citizen's arrest on the board of AIG or hanging yellow crime-scene tape around the banks? To get our attention, that's what. Moore is a populist, not an academic. He knows how to wield a camera like a blunt instrument. He also knows how to put a human face on statistics as we watch banks foreclose on the homes of families who never read the fine print. Moore's fireball of a movie could change your life. It had me laughing with tears in my eyes."

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 8:41 PM

"...by stubbing mine out on the ground or walk, pinching the end to make sure it's completely out, and putting it in my pocket ... or holding it in my hand until I find a trash can."

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 7:57 PM

Glad to see I'm not the only one. Although sometimes I forget to dispose of them & end up washing them. ;o)

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 8:47 PM

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The movie will be available to all subscribers to WWW.PRISONPLANET.TV as a free download. It is said that it will be uploaded before, or, by October 21st, this Wednesday.

Prison Planet TV is a great website. It is the only subscription website that Alex Jones operates, and features his radio programs archived, and all of his documentary films, plus many documentaries by other documentary film makers.

Jones Christmas Special should be offered soon, a full year for $35.00.

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 9:06 PM

I don't know about the onions making dogs gassy, Rick ... but I DO know that a Great Dane with gas is not only yucky, but could be dangerous ... Mine used to lay in front of the fireplace and I'd wonder if one of her ... um ... gassy spells would cause an explosion!

Good for you, too, Turnip! Just check your pockets when you get undressed, okay? That's SO funny!

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 11:05 PM


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