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froggnot 77 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 19, 2014 1:47 PM Member since: Jul 4, 2007
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  • On a day when the Russian foreign ministry admitted the country moved their troops into Ukraine's troubled Crimea peninsula, I am reminded of a little conversation between two world leaders on March 26, 2012:

    One world leader when talking to the Russian President (Dimitry Medvedev) said:

    "This is my last election. And after my election, I have more flexibility."

    And then the Russian President said:

    "I understand you. I transmit this information to Vladimir"

    Looks to me like Vladimir got the meaning of those words loud and clear.

    I am also reminded of a statement made by a candidate during the 2008 campaign season. This candidate for public office had the temerity to say these words for which she was roundly mocked and besmirched by the so called political and media elite:

    "If Senator Obama is elected president his indecision and moral equivalence may encourage Russia's Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine."

    Well it only took 6 years, but here we are.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • froggnot by froggnot Jan 24, 2014 11:37 AM Flag

    A few points from next week's speech:

    1.) Never forget it's still George Bush's fault
    2.) If you like your health care plan you can keep your health care plan as long as I like your health care plan (period)
    3.) What difference does it make why people died in Benghazi?
    4.) What difference does it make why the IRS targeted my political opponents
    5.) What difference does it make why the ACA website still doesn't work
    6.) And never, ever, forget it's still George Bush's fault
    7.) Finally since we did such a good job on that global warming stuff, we are really going to have to work a little harder now that global cooling has started.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    State of the Union

    by froggnot Jan 24, 2014 11:37 AM
    froggnot froggnot Jan 24, 2014 12:55 PM Flag

    2008 (last year Bush in office) Deficit = $455 Billion
    2009 (first Obama year) Deficit = $1.4 Trillion
    2010 (Obama) Deficit = $1.3 Trillion
    2011 (Obama) Deficit = $1.3 Trillion
    2012 (Obama) Deficit = $1.1 Trillion
    2013 (Obama) Deficit = $680 Billion

    "A deficit that is on the verge of becoming a surplus?"

    Oh dear! Oh my! Am I embarrassed!

    Five years in office and only about $5.78 Trillion added to the national debt.

    "A deficit that is on the verge of becoming a surplus?"

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    "This is my last election..."

    by froggnot Feb 28, 2014 8:22 PM
    froggnot froggnot Mar 1, 2014 2:35 PM Flag

    "If Senator Obama is elected president his indecision and moral equivalence may encourage Russia's Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine."

    "KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia executed a de facto military takeover of a strategic region in Ukraine as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to proceed to protect Russian interests. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react to the swift takeover of Crimea by Russian troops already in Ukraine and more flown in, aided by pro-Russian Ukrainian groups."

    Looks to me like "America's chickens have come home to roost."

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • According to the news of the day authorities have downplayed any possible connection to terrorism and the missing jetliner.

    Well I know I feel better.

    Wait a minute!

    The two men who boarded flight MH370 with stolen passports have been identified as Iranians.

    The first man, was named Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad, and his age was 19,

    The second man, was named Delavar Syed Mohammad Reza, and his age was 29.

    So let me see if I understand the logic of the authorities:

    o Two Iranian citizens steal passports
    o Using the stolen passports they board an airplane carrying 270 passengers
    o The airplane carrying 270 passengers disappears off the radar after two hours of flight time

    Oh, OK, I get it.

    Just because two young Iranian men get on a plane under false pretenses and the plane disappears doesn't necessarily mean that they had anything to do with it, because to make that inference one would have to had unfairly profiled passengers, and that is something that can never, never, ever, ever be done.

    Thanks for clearing that up, I know I feel safer now.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    "This is my last election..."

    by froggnot Feb 28, 2014 8:22 PM
    froggnot froggnot Mar 1, 2014 4:11 PM Flag

    You just can't make this stuff up:

    "The President's national security team met today to receive an update on the situation in Ukraine and discuss potential policy options. We will provide further updates later this afternoon,"

    And then you find out:

    "Obama did not attend the meeting, but WH official says he has been briefed by Susan Rice and his national security team."

    Can anyone say Benghazi or as one former member of the administration's foreign relations team once said:

    "What difference, at this point, does it make?"

    I guess not much.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • froggnot by froggnot Mar 7, 2014 1:40 PM Flag

    In a recent interview our "dear leader" stated the following when asked about an IRS scandal:

    "He said there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” linked to the IRS practice of discriminating against conservative and Christian organizations by delaying their applications for tax-exempt status."

    He also pointed out:

    The IRS officials who targeted Christians and conservatives were simply confused about how to implement laws governing tax-exempt groups.

    You see there is no there there.

    Wait a minute, yesterday Ms. Lois Lerner gave testimony before congress regarding the practice of the IRS's targeting of conservative and Christian organizations. Surely she was able to clear all of this up and support our "dear leader's" assertions that there was "not even a smidgen of corruption"

    Well now, according Ms. Lerner (a former IRS official) her way to clear up all of this talk about "smidgens" was to make the following point:

    “My counsel has advised me that I have not waived my Constitutional rights under the Fifth Amendment and on his advice I will decline to answer any question on the subject matter of this hearing,”

    Well there you go "not a smidgen" and copping the fifth.

    That sure cleared things up a bunch (a bunch is bigger than a smidgen by the way).

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • January 2014 Arctic Sea Ice Extent = 13.7 million square kilometers
    January 2014 Antarctic Sea Ice Extent = 6.7 million square kilometers

    Well maybe he will have better luck next year.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    Finally a "Red Line" that no one dare cross

    by froggnot Mar 14, 2014 12:48 AM
    froggnot froggnot Mar 17, 2014 2:34 PM Flag

    Actually, if you are a progressive, everything is going according to plan:

    o Reduce America's power and influence to that of a third world nation (check)
    o Undermine and devastate America's healthcare system (check)
    o Open and refuse to defend America's borders (check)
    o Undermine and limit America's ability to operate and run businesses within its borders (check)
    o Undermine and reduce the role of traditional families within the United States (check)
    o Undermine and reduce the role of faith within the United States (check)
    o Increase the role of the federal government in every facet of life within the United States (check)
    o Undermine and destroy the public school system's ability to educate school children (check)
    o Undermine and control all forms of media to the extent that only government propaganda is considered the truth (check)
    o Undermine and federalize all financial transactions within the United States (check)

    And the list goes on.

    In just a few short years everything the progressives and their leaders told us they wanted to do they have either accomplished or are well on their way to accomplishing, and they still have a little over a two years with a leader that still has his telephone and his pen.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • "Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday, if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance."

    Well, there you go "serious repercussions".

    I can just see Mr. Putin now, hiding under his "blankie" with his little flashlight, reading these words from our Secretary of State.

    Way to go John, that's showing him where the cob meets the corn.

    I know if I were Mr. Putin, I would be up all weekend worrying about those "serious repercussions".

    Way to go Mr. Secretary, you have created a truly "Red Line" moment that would make the likes of Neville Chamberlain proud.

    I can't wait for the photo-op next week, where Mr. Kerry bounds down the steps coming off of "Air force two" holding a signed piece of paper declaring the achievement of "peace for our time".

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    "Not a smidgen!"

    by froggnot Mar 7, 2014 1:40 PM
    froggnot froggnot Mar 7, 2014 5:17 PM Flag

    "If this was a case of the govt using the IRS for political reasons..."

    If?

    I guess our "dear leader" must have made false statements when he said on May 14, 2013:

    "The federal government must conduct itself in a way that's worthy of the public's trust, and that's especially true for the IRS. The IRS must apply the law in a fair and impartial way, and its employees must act with utmost integrity. This report shows that some of its employees failed that test,"

    He further stated that he had directed U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew "to hold those responsible for these failures accountable."

    All of this took place after Lois Lerner, director of tax-exempt organizations for the IRS, acknowledged that the IRS had targeted some groups for further review because they had those words in their names.

    If?

    Denial is not a river in Egypt.

    As to the point about Ms. Lerner receiving "death threats leveled at her and her family".

    I must admit that if I were in her position I might also fear for the lives of myself and family, because people in government have for a long time used intimidation and scare tactics to keep witnesses from giving testimony that might negatively effect their ability to keep and maintain power (e.g., check out the 1998 Clinton cover up, or the Nixon Watergate cover up).

    So yes, and knowing the Chicago way, Ms. Lerner may be justified with her fears.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    Al Gore: Ice Free by 2013

    by froggnot Feb 18, 2014 11:21 AM
    froggnot froggnot Feb 18, 2014 10:06 PM Flag

    2012 CO2 growth rate for major emitter countries:

    o India 7.7%
    o China 5.9%
    o EU28 -1.3%
    o USA -3.7%

    Economic growth rate by country:

    o China 7.7%
    o India 3.2%
    o USA 2.8%
    o EU -0.3%

    Maybe if we send our EPA to India and China they could help them get on track.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    "Not a smidgen!"

    by froggnot Mar 7, 2014 1:40 PM
    froggnot froggnot Mar 9, 2014 3:25 PM Flag

    "So why did he continue to rant & rave ?"

    IMHO he was doing what all good members of the democrat party always do when they have lost any argument:

    o Never engage in a conversation with the enemy (i.e., Republicans)
    o Always change the subject
    o deaminize your opponent
    o Make race part of the dialogue
    o Make the accused a victim

    I could go on, but it is all in "Rules for Radicles".

    The honorable Elijah Cummings (as have all members of his party) has practiced and perfected these tactics over the years, and is enabled by his friends in the MSM.

    In the case of Mr. Cumming,s rant, he successfully made his rant and the supposed bad manners of Mr. Issa the story of the weekend, not the fact that a government employee is (by her own actions) hiding illegal actions on her part and possibly illegal actions on the part of those who are in her chain of command.

    IMHO the real story should be the fact that Representative Issa fell for these tactics and wasn't prepared.

    To date Republicans have and may never understand that if you are going to fight with a democrat you have to learn how to fight like a democrat.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • froggnot froggnot Jan 30, 2014 12:40 PM Flag

    No, my friend, our "dear leader" is not a fool, he is (if you read his books) just the latest proponent of the philosophy of dialectics that have been part of the progressive movement for over a hundred years.

    His style of "change and development" is not that of Lennon or Mao (i.e., fighting to a decision). No, the current crop of dialectic proponents long ago decided that the use of the so called "synthesis" method would be best for the struggle within the United States.

    Further, if you look at the results of their efforts over the last few years, one can only come to the conclusion that they have and will continue to be the more dominant force within this struggle.

    Yes my friend as a famous philosopher once said; "we have met the enemy and he is us".

    And no my friend, our "dear leader" is no fool, he is just the latest version of a "celebrity politician" who is promoting the notion of "shared governance".

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Recently FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai announced a new federal jobs program that would place a federal minder in every radio, television and newspaper news room in the country.

    The stated purpose for this program is to perform research into the so called "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs," or CIN, where the results of this research will be placed into a report that the FCC will submit to Congress every three years with the stated purpose of eliminating barriers to entry for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the communications industry.

    IMHO, if this program is a success, I for one would support its expansion to include all industries and businesses (big and small) throughout our nation.

    It boggles the mind as to the number of citizens that could become gainfully employed monitoring the "Critical information Needs" of all work places throughout our nation, and reporting their observations back to our "dear leaders" in Washington D.C..

    Yes my friends, this is a federal jobs program that every good American should be able to support.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    Finally a "Red Line" that no one dare cross

    by froggnot Mar 14, 2014 12:48 AM
    froggnot froggnot Mar 18, 2014 2:10 PM Flag

    So your point is that because President Bush (during the last four months of his term in office) (Russia invaded Georgia in August of 2008) was unable to accomplish the removal of Russia from Georgia, then the current administration is off the hook for all of the ridiculous foreign policy decisions that it has made over the last five years.

    Is that your position?

    Just checking.

    Further had Georgia and the Ukraine been allowed to join NATO and eventually the EU (as Mr. Bush had advocated) then the people of Georgia and the Ukraine would probably be free today.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    "This is my last election..."

    by froggnot Feb 28, 2014 8:22 PM
    froggnot froggnot Mar 6, 2014 8:59 AM Flag

    IMHO the point is a matter of management style.

    In the case of Mr. Putin:

    o In everything he does he has only two objectives, and they are to reconstitute the old Soviet Union and increase Russia's sphere of influence on the global stage.

    In the case of Mr. Obama:

    o In everything he does his main objectives are to reduce America's sphere of influence on the global stage and extricate our country from foreign alliances.

    Mr. Putin is accomplishing his objectives by ignoring international law when the law gets in the way of his objectives, making alliances with countries and people that demonstrate antipathy for the United States, monopolizing the energy industry in his part of the world, and demonstrating strength in everything he does.

    Mr. Obama is accomplishing his objectives by making unilateral actions that demonstrate a willingness to appease and limit America's ability to defend itself (e.g., scraping the missile shield system in the eastern block nations, adlibbing some weird "reset" with the Russians that no one understood, constantly apologizing for everything America has ever done, handing over America's foreign policy to the United Nations, disrespecting most of America's allies and finding, through moral equivalency, reasons for not challenging our nations enemies). Bottom line; Mr. Obama appears more comfortable leading from behind when it comes to matters international.

    Mr. Putin appears to be strong and in charge. Mr. Obama doesn't.

    Again IMHO national leaders respect strength and are ambivalent about leaders that appear weak, and there's the rub.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • So little Chucky and little Harry decided to have a sleepover on the senate floor. The e-vite read:

    Come one, come all to the first annual man made global warming senate sleepover.

    There will be a great time for all.

    There will be:
    o Singing
    o Cuddling
    o Dancing
    o Funny stories and
    o Games.

    So don't forget to wear your onesies with the little feet and get permission slips from your moms and dads.

    You just can't make this stuff up folks, the world and the country is crashing and burning around us. So the ruling class decides to either go on vacation or have a sleepover and talk about how humans have caused the rise in global temperatures and the sea levels.

    I can just see it now, little Johnny and little Lindsey sitting on the capital steps in their onesies and their teddy bears, complaining about the unfairness of life and democrats.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    Finally a "Red Line" that no one dare cross

    by froggnot Mar 14, 2014 12:48 AM
    froggnot froggnot Mar 18, 2014 12:48 PM Flag

    Nice try, and you almost had it right.

    If your statement had read:

    You are confused. It is mainly the right wingers who claim that Obama should (have done) something (before) the Crimea invasion , not the liberals.

    Then your statement would have been spot on. If the administration had:

    o Not removed support for the defensive missiles in Poland and the Check Republic
    o Not initiated that joke of a "reset button" (translated overcharged) with Russia
    o Supported the inclusion of Georgia, the Ukraine/Crimea in NATO and the EU
    o Not allowed Russia to control the "Red Line" deal with Syria
    o Not allowed Russia to control the Iranian sanctions
    o Not undermined all of the accomplishments of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq
    o Not become a joke and lead from behind during the Arab spring
    o Not done everything that he could to not allow the United States to become energy independent through exploration and exploitation of domestic natural resources
    o Not done everything he could to undermine and stop the Keystone pipeline

    I could go on, but our "dear leader" and his party have done everything they can over the last five years to ensure that Mr. Putin has nothing to fear from or even respect for this feckless joke of an administration.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    Global waming is a total farce.

    by frey_guy17 Jan 22, 2014 12:48 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jan 22, 2014 2:07 PM Flag

    Hey, he probably needs the money for all of those "happy endings" in hotel rooms.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

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