“You know you can leave the box empty. You don't HAVE to choose a candidate” – douch84
So, you’re suggesting that in a major (Presidential) election year, you went to the booth but didn’t vote for president??? You seem to be the type that might have gone there only to find out that you never heard of any of the names of the presidential candidates. So, essentially, you only went to vote to lend support to your friend who was running for dog catcher…is that it?
Well there ya’ go…that speaks volumes for your credibility. I believe they say that if you don’t vote, you have no right whatsoever to complain...about anything. There were candidates from all parties, including Republican, Democratic, Independent, Libertarian, Green, Constitution and a variety of others (including a Tea Party off-shoot) in different states…all, incidentally, selected by the will of the people.
Yet you alone, in your divine wisdom, know more than all other Americans involved in electing the most powerful person in the world by the greatest political system on the planet. And rather than take part in what is not only a divine right of citizenship, but a moral responsibility, you’re trying to tell us that you abstained? Some American you are…another phony intolerant weasel who cloaks himself in patriotism, but doesn’t vote.
Of course another possibility (based on your contributions to this board), is that you weren’t, and probably still aren’t, old enough to vote. Or, a third possibility is, as usual, that you’re lying.
“If being a maverick means pandering and caving to the demorats, then that's what he is. Never voted for him, never will.” – douch84
Ah, yes, the established values, stability and consistency of the ever loyal, even-keeled, Grand Old Party. DUDE, John McCain was your freakin’ presidential nominee two elections ago. You guys were singing his praises and his brilliant selection of a running mate to broaden the tent by including women. You loved him and you loved Sara.
Now, suddenly he’s an outcast and a pariah and you’re back to the war on women. This guy served his country and suffered as a POW, and now you are “condemning McCain for his continued disservice to our state and nation”? What opportunistic #$%$ balls you people are.
“Never voted for him” Oh, really? Sure, I can still see the “Obama/Biden in ‘08” bumper sticker on your car. Doubtful, so you probably were one of the four tenths of one percent who voted for the Libertarian candidate, Bob Barr. Or, perhaps in the ’08 election, you were one of the 11 people who actually voted for Mickey Mouse - a more likely scenario. You people are nucking futs.
“Was she having sex with interns herself and had to cover it up?” –douch84
Seriously? That’s like saying that because of Kay Summersby, Mamie Eisenhower was balling the White House butler. You sick focks really need to grow up.
McCain Censure the Latest Sign of GOP Fratricide
The Fiscal Times, Eric Pianin
“If there were any doubts that Republicans are in the throes of ideological fratricide that could threaten their prospects for success this fall, they were dispelled over the weekend in Arizona.
In a move both bizarre and ill-timed, Arizona Republican Party members voted to censure Sen. John McCain – a highly-decorated Vietnam War hero, maverick conservative and 2008 Republican presidential nominee – for being too liberal for their taste.
The resolution reads like a federal indictment on espionage charges, condemning McCain ‘for his continued disservice to our state and nation,’ and said state Republican leaders ‘will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. Senator.’
…McCain was rated 91 percent by the American Conservative Union on his positions last year and holds a lifetime positive rating of 87 percent.” - end
So, he’s rated 91 percent conservative by the American Conservative Union but that, apparently, is not conservative enough, for the most conservative of the conservative conservatives. You know…the lunatics who post here regularly. The ones who claim that if you’re not to the right of the Second Estate, you’re a RINO.
“And yet GOD cared enough to send HIS very best.” – wilkes
God sent Hallmark cards? I had no idea. Does he have franking privileges?
“I want him to say what he feels...you people don't like me very much, so I quit.” – winpin
Gee, winbag, by your recent absence, that’s what we thought YOU said. Share with us again why you have so many aliases.
“I expect the SOU fiasco to be a lot of 'it was the fault of the previous administration'… I am not sure it will be worth watching.” – pinhead
Will you be watching the State of the Union at the winholder household or the pinhighshot homestead tomorrow night? You two can jump up and down throughout and shout “You Lie!” at the screen with Ted Nugent music blasting in the back ground. I see Sean Hannity will be attending as the guest of Screwy-Louie Gohmert, the tea brain nutball Congressman from…where else…Texas.
Perhaps like Rand Paul is doing, you might want to publish your own “response” to the President’s speech afterwards. Something like what you discuss here regularly:
“In response to the President’s State of the Union Speech, my well articulated point-by-point response is this: Benghazi, Birth Certificate, Benghazi, IRS, Benghazi, Obamacare, Benghazi, Kenyan, Benghazi, NSA, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, Benghazi…oh, did I mention Benghazi?” – State of the Union Rebuttal from the party of personal responsibility.
Warning – Be Advised: This poster, (winholder & pinhighshot as well as many others) after denying it for years, has been caught using multiple aliases in attempts to spread disinformation. Only through his own carelessness was he forced to admit it.
“…if you can find an old book titled ‘Human Destiny’ by LeComte DuNoy get it… Only fools and liars support ‘evolution’;” - lewcor
“According to DuNoy’s hypothesis, a transcendent cause which he equated with God is directing the evolutionary process... His hypothesis was criticized by George Gaylord Simpson, the most influential paleontologist of the twentieth century, as NONSCIENTIFIC.”
“Nonscientific – The Free Dictionary; adj. - Not of, relating to, derived from, or used in science.”
Or, in laymen’s terms for you Disciples of Despair & Darkness: nonsense, hokum, baloney, hogwash or balderdash.
Gee, it would appear that we’re beginning to see a pattern here. And this guy didn’t even live in a barn.
“We meanwhile, would be happy, god fearing…” – andevenabs
How can you be happy, if you’re afraid all the time? I was going to go to church this morning, but I’m too scared.
You worship a deity because you’re afraid of him? What’s he gonna’ do…ground you for a week?
If you worship out of fear, maybe skip church this week and stay home, have some friends over and rent “The Exorcist.” (Same effect.) Maybe serve some wine and every now and then stand up and sing a song. When they pass the popcorn your way, put some money in the basket, then take an intermission and have frog boy give you a sermon entitled, “Stay Scared or Go to Hell!”
In your mind even the religious right knows Jesus was a liberal.
“…We meanwhile, would be happy, god fearing, fruitful and industrious, while all of you would be either in therapy.” (end of sentence???) – andevenabs
Either in therapy or WHAT? Don’t leave us hangin’. Did you get distracted mid-sentence by a Jehovah’s Waitress at the front door or are you simply a student of the jon school of journalism?
Either/Or…that’s how it works, Bodine…like, “I’d be first in line to either secede or go armadillo huntin’.
Secede?…please do. Take Rick Perry and Ted Cruz with you.
...“And now the sagacious reader, who is capable of reading into these lines what does not stand written in them, but is nevertheless implied, will be able to form some conception of the serious feelings with which I then set foot in Emmendingen.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“My ambition is handicapped by my laziness.” – Charles Bukowski
"President Obama is giving the NSA new guidelines on gathering data on American citizens. He says the NSA can no longer violate anyone's constitutionally protected right to privacy. That, of course, will be Target's job." - Jay Leno
“It ain't the roads we take; it's what's inside of us that makes us turn out the way we do.” – O. Henry
“Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.” – George Will
“American Hustle…very entertaining about a bunch of censored liars who screw over the mayor of a city in New Jersey. Chris Christie says he’s never seen it, knows nothing about it and he takes full responsibility.” – Bill Maher
“Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.” – Alfred North Whitehead
“It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.” – Margaret Mead
"Yesterday the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks advanced to the big game, which means this year’s Super Bowl will have teams from the two states where recreational marijuana is legal. Or as pizza delivery men put it, 'Pray for us’.” - Jimmy Fallon
“One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.” – William Feather
“First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.” – Martin H. Fischer
“Some con men sell life insurance. The church sells afterlife insurance. It's brilliant! Everyone thinks you might need it, and no one can prove you don't.” – Eric Idle, Nuns on the Run
"Chris Christie is getting a lot of support from New Jersey's Hispanic community. Some Hispanics like his moderate conservatism while others believe if you hit him he'll break open and spill out candy." - Conan O'Brien
“He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled.” – Gene Fowler
“Now I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.” – Thomas Hobbes
"Here's something I find hard to believe. Anthony Weiner makes between three and four hundred thousand dollars a year as a political consultant. Anthony Weiner! How bad are you doing in the polls when you start saying to yourself, 'What would Anthony Weiner do now’?” - Jay Leno
“Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” – Jean Paul
“When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.” – Leon Battista Alberti
“It basically turned the bridge into the Obamacare website, proving something I have always said about Governor Chris Christie; if there is one thing he’s good at it is clogging major arteries.” – Bill Maher
“So let's take the good times as they go and I'll meet you further on up the road” – Bruce Springsteen
“Have a good weekend, all.” – echo2165
“When you bow deeply to the Universe, it bows back; when you call out the name of God, it echoes inside you.” – Morihei Ueshiba
“It is to be observed that ‘angling’ is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.” – Stephen Leacock
“If people were meant to run around naked, they wouldn't have been born wearing clothes.” – Reverend Loveshade
"Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says Governor Chris Christie canceled a position for him when he did something Christie didn't like. When asked what he did, Lewis said 'a sit-up’.” - Conan O'Brien
“I know many writers who first dictate passages, then polish what they have dictated. I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.” – Edward Koch
“You’d learn more about the world by lying on the couch and drinking gin out of a bottle than by watching the news.” – Garrison Keillor
“The mayor of Houston, who happens to be gay…came here to marry her longtime partner because Texas does not recognize gay marriage. The other things Texas does not recognize is that cowboy hats look stupid with suits, TexMex is just Mexican food without the flavor and nobody gives a sh#t about the Alamo.” – Bill Maher
“Do you remember when you used to be able to remember five phone numbers?” – Marc Maron
“Free speech is the right to shout ‘Theater!’ in a crowded fire.” – Abby Hoffman
"Health officials are now warning that pot smoking can cause apathy. In fact, a recent poll shows that most pot smokers couldn't care less." - Jay Leno
“A priest is a man who is called Father by everyone except his own children, who are obliged to call him Uncle.” – Italian proverb
“The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge; it has no place in the endeavor of science.” – Carl Sagan
“My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight.” – John F. Kennedy
"Earlier today Governor Chris Christie was re-inaugurated. It was a beautiful ceremony. They even had that phony sign language guy. When Governor Christie was sworn in, he put his right hand on a menu. Immediately following the ceremony, Christie closed the Holland Tunnel." - David Letterman
“The best of ideas is hurt by uncritical acceptance and thrives on critical examination.” – George Polya
“Yesterday, I met a girl who works at the Double Tree front desk where I was staying. She gave me her phone number. It's zero. I tried to call her from here and some other woman answered. I said: ‘You sound older’!” – Mitch Hedberg
"According to a new study, smog is drifting across the Pacific Ocean from China and polluting our West Coast. Can't we make anything in this country anymore?" - Jay Leno
“As a novelist, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories and I give them money.” – Martin Cruz Smith
“Do you, good people, believe that Adam and Eve were created in the Garden of Eden and that they were forbidden to eat from the tree of knowledge? I do. The church has always been afraid of that tree. It still is afraid of knowledge. Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas. So does whiskey. I believe in the brain of man. I'm not worried about my soul.” – Clarence Darrow
"Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party supposedly went all the way until 2 a.m. on Saturday. Which explains why on Sunday, Barack expanded healthcare to include Gatorade and Tylenol." - Jimmy Fallon
“The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.” – Theodore White
“…most of all a Republican candidate being mocked because of his physical disability.” – frog boy
Wait, help me out here, froggie. I’ve been occupied, so maybe I missed something…who are we talkin’ about here? Certainly you can’t be referring to Chris Christie. Please say you’re not.
You guys treat alcoholism, drug addiction, pregnancy, and poverty as though it’s a moral deficiency of choice by the wretched, unwashed masses of society…but when Chris Christie can’t walk three blocks on the boardwalk without consuming a deep dish pizza, a box of salt-water taffy, two sausage sandwiches smothered in peppers & onions, a large boardwalk fries, four funnel cakes, three corn dogs, a triple Kohr’s frozen custard, a couple of crab cakes, a milkshake, 7 Head High Ales (only because it’s locally brewed) and two deep-fried Twinkies sandwiched around a waffle and ice cream…that’s a “physical disability”???
He didn’t close the George Washington bridge…it frickin’ collapsed into the Hudson when he drove over it!
“Liberals sure have a tough time understanding anyone in favor of SELF control.” – wilkes
Self Control? You mean like Chris Christie’s daily caloric intake or Bob McDonnel’s political ethics?
Tell Huckabee to worry about his own libido, not that of every woman in America.
“We are broke.” - Maureen McDonnell, metaphorically summarizing the plight of the GOP in her plea for a free dress.
(shhh, laserfriedlogic, echo & icky33 are 1 person W/3 ID's .. hush hush, don't tell anyone :-) – jonbiljac et. al.
Jon…I see that you’re upset once again. Your doctor has told you many times, this isn’t healthy. You need to deal with your unhappiness head on, each issue one at a time. We’re here to help.
Let’s begin by asking you to rank the very serious emotional issues that you are attempting to deal with today. Which of these issues troubles you the most?
Your former Governor’s indictment?
Huckabee’s misogynistic rant?
Your ongoing struggles with literacy?
Being attacked by the puppy while treating his mange?
Being expelled from the Richmond Odd Fellows Club?
Justin Bieber’s arrest in Miami?
The Captain & Tennille’s pending divorce?
All of the above?
"If the Democrats want to insult women by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.” – Republican National Committee meeting keynote speaker, Mike Huckabee.
While attempting to deny the GOP War on Women, Mr. Huckabee confirms the GOP’s War on Women. How ironic!
I won’t venture to guess who “Uncle Sugar”might be (I’m sure you tea party folks understand the coded metaphor), but I’d certainly ask what anyone’s libido has to do with birth control.
When it rains, it pours...Christie...McDonnell...Huckabee...the potential GOP candidates are dropping faster than New Jersey bridge subpoenas.
“echo .. we already understand that you wouldn't visually recognise (sic) any word unless it's spelled absolutely correctly .. this may well qualify you for "dumber than a doorknob" – jon as bill polk
Well, jon, you almost actually composed a single sentence with no misspellings…ALMOST!. Unfortunately, even when attempting to admonish someone else, you couldn’t pull it off. Had you been living in England, we might even have given you credit for “recognise” instead of recognize. Regardless, as usual, your punctuation is atrocious.
Perhaps you should “recognize” that someone who thinks the Boston Marathon is run in New York and doesn’t know the branches of government, has no business calling anyone dumb.
Dumb is your former Governor and his cheerleader wife. “Twelve of the 14 counts in the indictment are punishable by up to 20 years in prison, two by up to 30 years.”
Oh, my. It would appear that as much as you folks despise government, the McDonnell’s certainly enjoyed the trappings of their position. And just like Christie, another phony “apology” while insisting that they did nothing wrong. Way to once again advocate the “take responsibility for your actions” hypocrisy of the GOP.
“…the empirical evidence keeps mounting like nails in a coffin that will allow for the internment of the pseudo-science once know (sic) as ‘man caused global warming’…Yes my friend the ‘rain men’ and hucksters have had there (sic) day…” – frog boy
Froggie, you and your cow barn friends are the only hucksters involved in this…do your kids know you’re jeopardizing their future by lying to people while pimping for profits. You are a stooge and an enemy of mankind.
Leaked Report Spotlights Big Climate Change Assessment – National Geographic, August, 2013
A leaked early version of a major forthcoming report from the IPCC is grabbing some headlines... This latest iteration will be called the Fifth Assessment Report, or AR5...The New York Times reported on what it called the report's "near certainty" that humans are responsible for the rising temperatures of recent decades and its warning that sea levels could rise by more than three feet by the end of the century.
The draft IPCC report also dismisses a recent slowdown in global warming, attributing it to short-term factors...
...Jim Kossin (NOAA) voices a line similar to the one the scientists took in the open letter. "There's always going to be skeptics in the world," he said. "They tend to be a very small minority, but they are very vocal so they appear larger than they are."
He added, "The vast majority of people who know about atmospheric science know the scientific evidence suggests that skeptics are wrong."
Frog, this is very simple. If THEY are wrong, what harm has been done? None. If YOU are wrong, compare the consequences. They’re trying to save the planet...you’re trying to destroy it by ignoring science for short term profits. I wish you were only stupid...instead of evil.