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Thursday, March 6. 2008
I will support this fellow. I do not agree with him about every issue - but I do not agree with anybody about every issue.
I just hope he won't be another Bob Dole in the campaign. Here are some bits from his March 4 comments:
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Every Republican should support him. In fact every patriotic American should. He wasn't my choice for the nominee but look at either of his potential opponents. Both are committed to a Gramscian Marxist agenda and the dismantling of the framer's vision. They are also very likely to allow the enemies of the country the respite they need to mount a truly devastating attack on the homeland.
i don't think the Dems are as stupid as they act re the middle east.
I think they just want USA to default on leadership of the free world -- so we can get shoved back into a nice docile captive market for the union bosses.
No, i'm not kidding, not engaging in sarcasm, litotes, or hyperbole. If the notion above seems outrageous -- it is, and it isn't, depending totally on whether you're a thinker or a reactionary.
That they want a captive market market for the union bosses - probably. That they want to default on the leadership of the free world - definitely. That means global temporizing and appeasement until the cows come home. Or the IEDs come home.
Couldn't agree more with what you say Paul.
All other issues are subservient to the seriousness of the two that you mention. They pale in comparison.
So yes, time to set aside differences on particular issues and pull together for the greater good of the country.
Buddy, you may have a point re Clinton. I think it a stretch for Obama. That man worries me.
I don't think the Democrats give a hoot about what system of government we're suppose to be governed by. I think they believe in one thing, the one thing that Joseph Stalin said you couldn't fake ...power. Mao said basically the same thing.
The Democrats have consistently proved since FDR's reign of power that you can promise and promise and promise and the votes will just keep coming in for you. Let the economics be damned, after all who is really an economics "expert"...just grab the power and don't let go.
Well eventually ,with or without a true "economic guru" the chickens come home to roost and the coop is found wanting for a roof or more importantly a flooring. So now you're in the chicken shit and the dirt.
O/T The Navy has a project going on 113 miles NE of LA at China Lake. It use to be a bombing range but they have discovered geothermal energy in huge amounts.
It is a geo hot springs project with the potential of replacing several tens of billions of gallons of petroleum. Entergy Corp is involved at a place called Coso Hot Springs. MIT in conjunction with the US Navy produced a top secret report on the potentials involved , which are substantial at amazingly low cost. For the past several years this has been a Top Secret project, very closely guarded but too many people now know and the word is out. Stay alert to this info.
China Lake geothermal potential was appraised in the mid-sixties, slick.
The four geothermal power palts were build between 1987-90, with private financing, are providing power for military and California's civilian grid and making money hand over fist for USN.
Cat's been out and curled up by the hearth for years.
habu, i've heard also that the air force is testing some planes that don't even have propellers. some kind of 'jet' thing is the word i'm hearing.
Me likes the way Senator McCain sings Beach Boys tune.
Y'all go, Sir McCain!
He'd better not go all Dole on us. Same dynamics to a T, and we see how that turned out.
IMO what sunk Dole could sink Big Mac. Niceness. Pull off the gloves and sound exciting for a change, please, Sir.
Try calling your pals Savage, Limbaugh, or even Ingraham- you know the "loud people" or was it "angry voices"? Those influential people who got Hilly back on the map for long enough to beat up that arab dude and drag his sorry ass out into the light for you... Their listeners would like a bit of reassurance that closing the border will happen before trusting you, Mr. McCain. (that one issue will win this contest in a blink)
Against Clinton this male pale and stale approach is not so bad a problem. Against Hussein, unless he gets some real light shined up his hole sometime soon, he's just a boring old white guy.
Besides- Most people probably already think it's Clinton v Hope-bama for the general, and who's that smelly lookin pasty weirdo again?
I'm behind him all the way now that he's the man. but i worry about his age. why i'm a dozen years younger and just this morning my arm fell off while i was stirring my coffee.
Age,smage. Look at the Gipper he looked like a stud, and he was in his seventies. All Big Mac needs is some hair color, and a few botox injections. Sorry to hear of the flesh eating bacteria problem you have Buddy. I hope your other arm stays intact, cause I'll miss reading your posts.
thanks, jappy -- even if the other'n falls off, i nose i'll keep typing
That's why we have two.
I'll support him all the way too. Hope he picks a good VP.
And just who would that be... I haven't heard much conjecture on that topic as yet. It is an important decision obviously.
LM, my guess is the Florida governor -- for about five good reasons: he's highly popular, delivers Florida, they are sympatico, he's young(er) & highly energetic, and capable as all get out.
I've heard Bobby Jindal's name mentioned. Sounds great to me. Fred would be a good choice too.
Good logical reasons Buddy... probably means it won't happen :) Though I really don't know much about Gov. Crist...
Yep, Jindal would be a good choice, I do know a little about him and he's been doing a good job.
Not sure about Fred... even though he was my first choice as Pres... two old guys vs. experience of two old guys. Tough call.
Remember Gen. Honore of "You stuck on stupid, boy?" during Katrina? ha ha. He'd be great. :) Think of the tempers and legislators running for their lives screaming, "Sign the bill, sign the bill!"
I am not dismayed by temper at all. I welcome it. I want it. I want someone who will walk up to Harry Reid and tell him to shut up with the sniveling and whining. And who will flip off PC.
Ha-ha... I like the way you think Meta. The General would make a fine choice. Sure, a little, or even a lot of temper can be a most useful thing at times. It would be delicious fun to see ol' Harry quaking in his shoes.
Now here's something else in Big Mac's favor. My mother in law, a yellow dog Dem from inception is voting for him. She refuses to vote for anyone who's middle name is Hussein, and has grave doubts about the Red Witch. She really has Republican values but has been co opted by media spin and "the Democrats are for the little guy" canard. McCain will cause a lot of Dems like her to vote R for the first time and in the process remove some of the stigma attached to the Republican party for them, and perhaps encourage a reassessment of the party's respective standing.
I think there will be a lot of 'switching' as you mentioned. Maybe not for the same reasons, but I think by the time Clinton and Obama are done with each other - cancelling out much air time for McCain in the process - McCain will go down like a cold beer on a hot playing field. Normal people have limits to what they can stomach and we're getting ready to test those limits.
meta, most of the time in most things, as you know, truth will eventually out. Maybe finally the true character of the modern Dem party is finally at long last about to 'out'. not that it hasn't been out for ages for many of us, but now maybe soon, for most of us.
Yes, and I think McCain's reputation as a "maverick" or one who bucks the trend of the right may make him more palatable for first time Repub voters. Sort of like training wheels for them I suppose. :-)
I agree, lots of switching ahead perhaps. Good thought about testing the limits... Clinton and Barack will certainly present a stark choice by the time they are done.
Can we be so hopeful as to think truth will out... what a refreshing thought.
Yes... perhaps McCain has just enough 'softness' to appeal to those thinking of switching... but that means he must hold a majority of the Repub base as well of course... not exactly hold them, but at least get them out of the house to vote.
"If you can't quite walk right, try using our mccain!"