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Wednesday, July 1. 2009
I guess I am a traitor.
After our goat post, I had to look up Nigerian Dwarf Goats. Cool. I want some.
Senator Franken! DC is the perfect place for this clown.
From Fred Siegel at City Journal: HG Wells: The Godfather of American Liberalism
Redistribution is not about sympathy.
What's wrong with spending lots of money on medical care? What would you rather spend money on?
Related: The O's top five health care lies
Iran: some protesters "will not be released." Duh.
And wrong. We dig sex.
Related to Repubs and sex: I think Jenny Sanford is cute as a button, but I guess Gov. Sanford was restless and lacked self-control. A normal red-blooded Repub.
Michael Yon is back in Afghanistan
Todd Purdam goes to great lengths to slime Sarah Palin. Why?
Another Dem $ scandal du jour. Dems do love money.
A judge uses the E word for Madoff. I thought the E word was obsolete.
Gitmo = Auschwitz. Good grief.
The O and the press, with quote from Krauthammer:
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My first inclincation on stepping-out stories is that the guy isn't getting any at home. All news stories should be checked for signs of bitchiness at home. There seem to be plenty.
Armstrong and Getty: Was this Argentinian willing to do the job that an American was unwilling to do?
After reading Jenny Sanford's too long letter for public consumption, I thought the same thing, Ron. All that pap about the boys... Mostly though, she sounded sanctimoniously self-righteous and promptly lost my sympathy. Gov. Sanford needs to stop. talking. Enough. He's in love with another woman - no one flies to Argentina for a roll in the hay and gets his surroundacons to lie for him for ten days unless it's love. Get a divorce, flip off the press, and get back to work.
I went to school with his younger brother. He seemed rather normal to me, but the school we went to was fundamentalist Presbyterian with significant nut-job factory potential. The church that sponsored the school was involved in another sex scandal. The Doug Danziger/Kathy Willets story made for an interesting City Confidential episode, "Ft. Lauderdale: Sin in the Sun".
I see we were both raised in/or on the periphery of strict Presbyterianism.
It's probably why we're so bad now. haw haw. :)
It's not our fault.... it was predestined.
Al Franken goes to Washington. Somebody get a circus tent and put it up over the Capitol Building. Better yet get four tents one for each branch, Goldman Sachs being our new branch.
Read Mike Taibbi's article: The Great American Bubble Machine.
Ron, my mistake. The article was written by his son Matt.
Mike strikes me more of the smug opportunist type. I grew up watching him in Boston. I don't know a lot about his son, the kid did a good job in naming some names in the article.
Here are a few more financial terrorists to be outed.
Hank Greenberg, John Whitehead, Walter Shipley, Pete Peterson, Dick Flud, Jeff Immelt, Jerry Speyer, Jerry Levin.
Last I heard, they all love their mothers , and love apple pie.
John Whitehead? Of The Rutherford Institute?
I have to go read the article, but tell me if it is the same guy. I know him - head-to-head. Works under the cover of Christian fundamentalism.
Different man. John C. Whitehead, former chairman of Goldman Sachs. Hope you are well. You big Joan Crawford : )
I am well, my sweetest Knight of the Listeners. I think of you every weekend making two old men feel cherished and loved.
Right that you picked up on the Mommie Dearest. My two chirrens call me that and hold out their hands. I put two dollars in their hands and tell them to go get me some Hostess little white donuts. I do a line of them with a Coke every night. :)
McCain and his staffers really hated Palin. That only raises my opinion of her. As he stood there during the debates throwing out incoherent crazy big government ideas, I decided to hold my nose and vote for Palin. I didn't vote for him and the election would not have been nearly as close without her.
Todd Purdam's motives are not so hard to figure out. Read his fourth paragraph indictment of Palin's shortcomings: lacking a record of achievement in public life ... casual about the truth and totally unfit for the [vice-]presidency ... [an] utter shortage of qualification for [her] proposed job ... and substitute the name Obama. Projection, pure and simple, driven by fear of facing the truth about The One
Probably true. Being a Gov is a real job, and not a pleasant one either.
NY Post all set to cover the Stuart Smalley Goes to Washington story- just transfer their house clown down there but I would prefer to see Photoshopped images of Stuart Smalley on this idiot's shoulders. The SNL skit made him and now it is going to come back to haunt him. Stuart Smalley needs to be made the poster boy for the Democrat Party in Washington- this is a gift that will keep on giving. I can see the 2010, 2012 lede now: "The Democrats can be said to have finally jumped the shark when Al Franken, best known for his SNL portrayal of the 12- step recovery wimp, Stuart Smalley, was sent to the U.S. Senate under dubious circumstances in 2009".
This is being said (and supported via info you can easily locate online): George Soros played a very large role in Franken's steal.
Soros and General Mills (your producer of food 'heart-healthy' thru (shhh) estrogen-like compounds), big donors & fundraisers, and in Soros' case, even much of the legal engineering --in payback to Norm Coleman's senate committee's attack on Soros pal George wazzisname, Saddam's Brit MP apologist.
(GIS), General Mills' chart lookin' REAL good --real, real, good, especially relatively --the last couple days. Of course it released some good numbers, too. But wow, nice move, there, General Estrogen, i mean, General Mills.
I got me a Star Trek Beam-Up Badge today from my Mini-Wheats. It was the Romulan Empire one. Very cool. It has two laser lights. I only used it once last night to laser a spider on the deck so it's good for a hundred more years of lasering. I will give it to you when you finish that book.
I know it's a grand gift for just readin' a book, but you're worth it.
oh sure, you can make jokes --you don't have a vast breakfast food company trine to shrank your testicles
Phooey. In between chapters, read... right - read, the Playboy. You will be fine I just know it, and when you get the Romulan Merit Badge Laser Light, you can shine it into the eyes of your cows to see what they're thinking. How cool is that? I always wanted to know what a cow thinks.
I bet you'd see your cows thinking, "Damn Buddy must be readin' while my udders are draggin' here and gettin' calloused on the tips. Gotdangit."
I been knowin you ever sence yo Mama jumped that fast moving freight train on the day you were born. I have never offered advise and don't intend to start now...
but in order for you to stay off that whippin post, my advise to you would be :
and to boot you'll receive that double lazer thing.
Soros, gaming the system to make billions, has been given a free ride for far too long and needs to neutralized very soon. He is dangerous to the USA and must be dealt with. Same for the puppet Stuart Smalley. It's enough to make me swear off Cheerios.