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Saturday, July 21, 2012

"IF YOU'VE GOT A BUSINESS; YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT"


“One thing not subject to debate is what government owns.  It owns nothing.”
Gary Burk, American Thinker

Edward Klein’s bestselling book on Obama is called The Amateur.  I have purchased it but have not read it yet although after the events of the past week, I can’t think of a better title for a book about Obama.

The cracks are starting to show on this president as evidenced by his unfortunate words of last week (unfortunate for him; great for most of us).  By now we know them by heart:  “If you’ve got a business; you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.”

I wonder how my friend Bob Wilson feels about those words.  Bob is a guy who has busted his butt for more than a few years building a single Subway franchise into a six store chain.  Bob knows all about long hours and sweat and toil to get his small business going.  I’m sure he and many like him in this country have contempt for words like “you didn’t build that; somebody else made that happen.”  Gee; do you think the prez might be referring to his beloved union members as the straw that stirs the drink?

Obama is a guy who couldn’t survive without a teleprompter.  Maybe that is why we rarely hear him speak without the use of one.  In the case of the above comment, it was said on a rainy day in Virginia and perhaps the prompter shorted out and he had to assume the role of the emperor who had no clothes. 

When will I learn?
Adlibbing is not a strong suit for the prez.  We have heard him try it a few times and when he speaks it reinforces our belief about why he keeps his supposed college records and everything else about his past sealed tightly.

As predicted, Obama came back with a denial that he made such a statement but the proof is in the video.  It doesn’t matter how many times he denies it, it is etched in the recording and in the minds of millions of angry small business owners in this country.  It’s just another example of why Klein refers to him as an amateur.

I agree with Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner:  “High earners don’t deserve the money they make,” Obama apparently thinks.  “It’s the gift of government, and they shouldn’t begrudge handing more of it back to government.”  There’s more:  He told Charles Gibson of ABC News in 2008 that “even if those higher tax rates produce less revenue for the government….the government should take away more money (from the rich) as a matter of ‘fairness’ “.   Spoken like a true socialist.

That’s your president speaking folks so if you happen to have worked hard and are enjoying your spoils, you better start putting your money in coffee cans and burying them before big sis Janet Napolitano comes knocking on your door.  Remember her?  She’s the one who fears that veterans of this country’s military could be terrorist threats.  It’s a hell of a way to say “Thank you for your service, sir!”  That’s the kind of mentality we have to deal with under this administration.

One last comment:  In his ill fated Virginia remarks, Obama also mentioned that “There are a lot of wealthy, successful, Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back.”  It was another reference to his justification of taxing the rich with higher rates. So, (yawn), what’s new?

Anyway, as a public service I am going to help poor Barack get more money from those rich people he mentioned that want to “give something back.”  I assume he is referring to his entertainment business phony friends who in reality are some of the biggest tax dodgers in the country.

Please send all donated monies to:

Gifts to the United States,
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The government thanks you for your support!  Maybe you will even get a receipt from Tim Geithner!


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proud said...

I read the book it graphically paints the portrait of an ambitious, extremely narcissistic, politician who because of his race and charisma was able to fashioned himself into a fictional, made for TV, "The Candidate" like character, who had "The Look", and said all the right things no matter his real belief.

In spite of his disastrous performance, suckers will vote for him because he promises, Chicago style, to give them something for nothing, dividing the country by race, gender, sexual orientation, offering each a "bribe" (repeal DADT)(war on women)(Dream Act)(suing any state that tries to do something about ILLEGAL immigration), instead of pushing programs to help ALL Americans aka our country as a whole...

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

Good to see you back; I hope your recuperation went well.

I loved "The Candidate" as it starred a typical Hollywood phony (Robert Redford) playing a total dummy who got by on his looks and charisma but was dumb as a post.

That film was made in 1972 but sure translates to what we have today. Fortunately, a lot of people are realizing what a mistake Obama is.

While he will always have his followers standing in line for the free stuff provided by the producers, I think we have enough intelligent people left in this country who realize the guy was a mistake and will vote accordingly in November.

Lord help us if I am wrong.

A Hired Gun said...

Wow, Jim. I know you hate Obama, but you must be getting very desperate about Romney’s chances if you are relying on this quote. You (and Romney) are taking this entirely out of context. Yes, I know, both parties do it (i.e. when Romney said I like to fire people), but doesn’t give YOU license to spew this BS.

I also know why Romney is doing it because he is desperate to get the public’s focus off his tax returns. If you really want to help Romney, convince him to release his tax returns. This issue, alone, could destroy his campaign if he does not do so. I thought the McCain 2008 campaign was a joke; however Romney’s 2012 campaign could set a whole new record for unmitigated disasters when it comes to presidential campaigns. (And don’t even get me started about how McCain said Sarah Palin was a better VP candidate than Romney - even Hollywood can’t come up with stuff this good).

And teleprompters? You have to be kidding. Yes, Obama uses one but so does Romney (as do most major politicians any more). At least Obama knows how to use one, unlike Romney who spoke the words “end of quote” after using a Martin Luther King quote in his speech to the NAACP. Just watch, when it comes to the debates (if Romney doesn’t chicken out), Obama will clean Romney’s clock. If you are going to criticize Obama, use something that has some merit, not something that is a provably false smear tactic.

I guess it is not a good time to be a GOPer or Tea Partier, having to support the likes of Romney, who simply cannot connect to middle class America no matter what he does. Talk about the gang who couldn’t shoot straight! To quote Bugs Bunny (and I’m giving away my age here), “What a bunch of maroons”!

I like you buddy, but you are wrong about Obama losing in November and even the Lord won't be able to help you on this one.

sam said...

Well, AHG, it appears you either cant read well, or you suffer the same mental difficulties of your god (note the small g) Obama in comprehension.
Romney said, "...I like being able to fire those who provide services to me..." specifically targeting insurance companies who fail to keep their promises of services offerred to clients.
Romney continued by saying that his firing of a service vendor permitted him to hire the same service from another vendor.
Comprehension and honesty is a virtue you might like to investigate and learn to use, AHG.

As to his tax returns, perhaps you have an opinion relative the the refusal of Obama in releasing the holds he has on his birth certificate and his school records, among other documents which are commonly available from all past Presidents...many of us would appreciate your wisdom on this issue...especially if it is as revealing as your comment about Romney and his ability to fire non-complying service vendors.

sam said...

Just re-read your post, AHG, and it appears I MAY have spoken out of turn on the "firing" statement by Romney, and your reference to it. IF so, my apologies.

Anonymous said...

For those of you who may be interested, here is a little background on Obama and his Chicago politics up to the end of 2008.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2151323/posts

A Hired Gun said...

Well, Sam, you are in fine form today. In response to your digs about reading comprehension, may I suggest that it is YOU who has the problem. Please go back and read my first paragraph - SLOWLY. Maybe then you will see the point I made about the Romney quote. In case you are still too slow to get it, the point was that the Romney quote was also taken out of context.

As far as you being an avowed birther, there is nothing I can do about that problem - you are probably beyond help if you still believe this is an issue. At least Arpaio is using it as a deflection for his election campaign and the federal lawsuit now going on. What's your excuse?

A Hired Gun said...

Sam: I posted my reply before I saw your second one. Sorry for the snarkiness on that issue. I apologize back at you.

CJinPhoenix said...

Oh, Christ, Jim. I had to go look for a more complete clip to see the quote in context (although, first I had to sort through all the Fox News riffraff) so here it is & please do not let all my 'hard work' go to waste (bill you later): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xs8ouz_obama-if-you-ve-been-successful-you-didn-t-get-there-on-your-own_news

I happen to agree with Obama on this point even tho this is the first that I have heard those words coming from him. I told you that last week at lunch when I said: I DO NOT BELIEVE IN A JOB CREATOR ... And, if you remember correctly, you quickly shut my discussion down with a hard right turn onto Political Dr while I had taken a vow of chastity for the afternoon (I mean I had planned NOT to get into any heated political arguments) ... Altho, now that you mention it, I am kinda wondering if DG didn't get where I was coming from because he mentioned something we had discussed over a year ago shortly afterward.

Here is the gist of my idea: JOBS ARE NOT CREATED OUT OF THIN AIR. By jobs I mean opportunities to work & to either produce or serve something in exchange for, at very least, enough money to pay your own way in the world. As long as need &/or demand for something-some good or some service-exists, there will be a job for some person to fill with their own labor. The only real question nowadays is: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THAT GONNA HAPPEN? And WHERE ARE THOSE JOBS WHEN WE NEED THEM?

BUSINESSES EXIST TO GENERATE PROFIT for somebody somewhere. At least that is how it works nowadays. Gone are the days when BS existed to keep people busy & productive...I think it has something to do with mixing up the concepts of work & ownership.

Oh, yeah, some businessmen actually still do get their hands dirty, & god bless them for that, but this is the big picture. In todays global economy, though, that all too rarely equals enough local jobs to provide for the needs of the American people. So, sometimes, government must step in to force the issue.

JOBS DO NOT JUST POP OUT OF A VACUUM (the kind that nature abhors anyway)...Now before this turns into some kind of manifesto:

I do not believe that government creates jobs either. But here's what else that I heard Obama say: "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads & bridges. If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The internet didn't get created on its own. Government researched & created the internet so that all the companies could make money off the internet. The point is that, when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative but also because we do things together..."

Now, I think what he was trying to say is along these lines: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — [especially this next part->] That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..." Altho he didn't say it quite so eloquently. But, nowadays, we have a small percentage of "Men" using government simply to help build their own nests while refusing to give anything back or even acknowledge the help that they have had since the day they were born.

Yeah, there I go again citing our founding documents & expressed principles again in support of American ideals!

Here are a couple more quotes to think about:
"If I have seen further it is by standing on ye sholders of Giants." -- Sir Isaac Newton

"Humility, hard work and productivity are all virtues." -- My words, but I believe that the idea came to me thru my grandparents.

midnightsstaff said...

We are just now starting to get that vetting procedure we passed over four years ago.

Joe the Plumber bitch slapped the truth out of that little queer and it only took him one question.

I can guarantee we are going to be flooded with information from now until the election- but it never is a question of integrity with these communists, it's only how much ice cream they will promise to un-American parasites to further destroy the Constitution.

...sorry if the word communist offends anyone but the word is not an accusation- it's a definition.

CJinPhoenix said...

Did you know there was a word count limit on this board? I just found that out when I had to go back & abbreviate & shorten the mess I just started.

Jim McAllister said...

From: Larry

Stop picking on poor B. Obama. He's trying his best, but it's just that he's also inept.

People used to think he was exceedingly ept. Now we know he's much less ept than we thought.

Jim McAllister said...

Joe,

Right or wrong, the quote by Obama got a lot of hard working small businessmen very upset. If that is what it takes to help get rid of this guy, I hope it works.

How do you feel about BO's quote from 2008 that the rich should have higher tax rates even if it doesn't mean more revenue? He simply hates rich people; he may as well say it since that statement of his is ridiculous.

Now he encourages food stamps, panders to illegal immigrants, makes that stupid Trayvon quote about how his son would look like Trayvon. He is a specialist in class warfare since that is all he has left in his talking points.

As an educated guy, I'm surprised you fall for that stuff. Do you really believe those who have the most have an obligation to hand it over to Washington so those who work can support those who won't work? Since when has it become a crime to work hard and get rich?

Plus, How the hell much more does he want when the rich already are paying far more than any other group in taxes.

Sure they all use teleprompters but some can still speak when the prompter shuts down. Obama can't; he is one of the worst public speakers I have heard.

It's going to be about the economy and the polls are leaning to Romney now. With 3 1/2 months to go and a gloomy forecast, it should help Romney. Voters are tired of this overbearing government with its thousands of overpaid bureaucrats and unions.

Jim McAllister said...

Sam, Joe.

You guys are so mannerly; I'm impressed. I know how you feel; it can be awkward if you are replying to someone as they are replying to you. Glad that got straightened out.

Let's all have a cold Dos Equis from the most interesting man in the world. Remember: When he goes to Rome, the Romans do what HE does!

midnightsstaff said...

So Cj, where are all the "jobs" that stealing from those who produce to give to those who won't work in the last three years?

all you do is carp and complain about something you don't understand but refuse to hold this commie to his exact words-

"I’m in this race not just to hold an office, but to gather with you to transform a nation."-2007

everything that follows is linked in to that statement.
everything.

fast and furious, dictating against the will of seventy percent in a takeover of health care to further tyranny, Regulations allowing the assassination of even American citizens without due process, turning Homeland Security into his own private SS force, putting America on food stamps rather than allowing jobs to be created, blocking any meaningful budget to be passed in three years, promising Russia to sell out our allies once he doesn't have to answer to the American public, wasting trillions of taxpayer dollars paying off his bundlers with worthless grants to worthless projects, something that if you tried would put your ass behind bars for the rest of your life- well we can see what he was talking about now.
everyone except Joe that is...

why is it Joe that you will support anyone that is trying to destroy our Constitution?- have you ever read it?

I'll give you a pocket version if you would please promise me to read it-
maybe then you wouldn't be so eager to engage in childish semantics to dismiss the obvious... want to try your hand in engaging me in some semanticians led witch hunt against reason?

If there were any honesty to these unemployment figures it would be well over 10 percent today.. and the actual is nearly twenty percent with no one excepting the utterly corrupt
predicting any improvement.

No Jim this is the implementation of the Cloward Piven strategy of wasting and in doing so overloading the system past capacity... resulting in failure which communists then "rescue"- he keeps it up and Cj will be wearing a burpka.

If Joe doesn't end up on the Politburo propaganda team he will end up in a FEMA camp with the rest of us, engaging in the state supported "two minutes of rage" each morning before gruel.

what the hell are you talking about some word cou

Jim McAllister said...

CJ,

There is a word limit from what I hear so I can see where your "War and Peace" length statements can sometimes be cut off. LOL Just needling you a bit.

I thought we covered the job creation question on the last weblog.

What we need is smaller government to handle just the necessities. Even Obama and Elizabeth Warren (running for the Senate) agree that the following are what would be considered essential government expenses.

Department of Defense 18.74%
Department of Transportation 2.05%
Department of Education 1.32%
Department of Homeland Security 1.21%
Department of Justice 0.67%
National Science Foundation 0.20%

TOTAL: 23.4%

And that, of course, is being absurdly generous to the Obama position, since in reality huge portions of the defense budget, the Department of Education budget, and so on, have basically nothing to do with promoting public safety or educating workers. And let’s be even more generous and round that 23.4% up to 25%, or one-fourth of the budget.

So what Obama and Warren are really stating is this:

Only one-fourth of your federal tax dollars go to projects and programs that benefit the general public and entrepreneurs; the other three-fourths are essentially a complete waste, or are at best optional.

Are you ready for the happy news? If we stick to Obama and Warren’s “essentials only” budget, we can eliminate all taxes for 99% of Americans, and even lower taxes for the top 1%, and still have enough to pay for defense, transportation, public safety, education and all the rest. How? Because the top 1% of all taxpayers — the wealthy elite businesspeople who benefit from roads and schools and firefighters — pay about 37% of all federal taxes, far more than enough to cover the essentials, plus interest on the debt and plenty of extras besides.

Hell of a deal!

midnightsstaff said...

All of you unicorn sniffers out there ought to look at the enumerated responsibilities of the Federal government...
they are few and specific for a good goddamn reason!!

.."The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people"- what the hell is so hard about understanding that?
that is where everything breaks down.

If they can take your money at gunpoint and threaten you to do what they say or you won't get any of it back to repair highways or something else, what is that but extortion?... and extortion is only possible within the pneumbra of corruption and tyranny.

Jim's absolutely right, we are not under taxed, we simply spend too much on utter waste.
70+ percent of the spending we do should be the individual states responsibility to decide if we choose to spend or not on those programs.

you guys are laughable.

CJinPhoenix said...

You think you could go all the way back & take a quote from Obama out of context while he was in kindergarten, Middy? Just curious. Not that it really matters because I so am not going to get into it with you today -- what with your circular reasoning & unsupported half truths & crude ad hominem attacks & all -- but I actually did think you were talking to yourself at first with this line: "all you do is carp and complain about something you don't understand..." I actually had to go back & reread it in context. So when is the last time you actually walked the streets looking for gainful employment, buddy? Yeah, I know that you cannot anymore. At least that is what you keep suggesting when you "carp and complain" about your own personal health conditions. But don't you try to tell me that I do not understand the conditions outside in the real world where a lot of people still gotta work to live these days. Because I know for a hard cold fact just how full of shit you really are when you say that. Full of yourself too ... But that is basically the same thing.

proud said...

Every sane person must be able to see that government,(both parties, over generations) is completely addicted to spending. There will never, ever be anywhere near enough tax money raised to begin to satisfy their wish list of well intentioned (as well as good ol boy, graft)programs. We read story after story of tax money wasted on ridiculous things like treadmills for shrimp, researching Russian hookers sex habits, and how the GAO is unable to figure out where $200 BILLION stimulus dollars went. Raising taxes, which means taking money from people who earned it,and would spend it wisely, and handing it to people with a proven track record of losing or bungling it should be something all agree makes NO sense. The latest Obama class warfare stunt "TAX THOSE OVER $250k" would bring in enough money to satisfy governments current appetite for just EIGHT SHORT DAYS, it will do diddly to help the country and amounts to a cheap political stunt to turn the "us" against "them". I'm sure it works on the weaker minded among us (Democrats)

proud said...

BTW, Jim, recovery has been exceptional, Tuesday it's 8 weeks and already I am walking again, using a cane a bit, but walking none the less....

midnightsstaff said...

.."So when is the last time you actually walked the streets looking for gainful employment, buddy?"

the last time I found myself in need of a job...

When's the last time you spent sixteen hours working a yard in 117 degree heat, or had to break up a yard riot that took 45 min to gain control?- or had to show up a hundred miles from home to pour concrete at six in the morning?- or got forced over to a triple eight hour shift with no choices.
ever seen what a kitchen cleaver does to a human head?

- any other stupid questions?

I have looked for and found more jobs probably than you have dropped resumes and forgot about them..
short answer is people are looking for and finding jobs.. how do you explain that after spending four years doing who the hell knows what?
do you really think a sociopathic liar like Obama is going to give you a break on your school loan?- and isn't that exactly what you are hoping for?

haha.
This bathhouse bitch is all about the money, but it's probably worth a few votes to make the unicorn loving crowd of idiots think there is still hope for change.
yeah probably not a great day to lock horns with me, in decades of construction I was still waiting to make that first unemployment application and still am.
I never did go down to apply for free money even when it took a while to find another job, I simply couldn't afford time away from walking construction site after site looking for anything available.. and it was persistence that paid off.

same thing when I decided to change careers.

There are lots of winners in life and lots of losers, it's up to each to find out which they are more comfortable as.

Brett Johnson said...

Well said Jim. Here's another great read that tears apart the rest of that speach too. Enjoy. http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2012/07/18/the-ultimate-takedown-of-obamas-you-didnt-build-that-speech/

steve buzzardo said...

Jim, the fact is that the reason Obozo's comments could be taken out of context is because he was speaking without a teleprompter.
I could tell instantly when I heard his comment "you did not build that" that he was off prompter.
He was babbling incoherently like usual. the whole speech was his usual classism crap. same speech different day.

CJinPhoenix said...

And exactly when did you get that job, Middy? What was the job market like at that time? You know what though: I GET IT. You worked hard while you were still working & I do not begrudge you a single penny you were paid for the work you did. But the way you insist on belittling all of my experience & my years of hard work is getting very, very old.

Sure enough, although I didn't manage to land the job, I applied for one that was similar to what you described & finally got told just the other day that they hired somebody "more qualified". And that what I keep hearing. Over & over & over again. Whether I stand in line in 110+ heat for hours on end or not ... feeling completely overdressed while staring at the bra straps & thongs & tattoos of 100s of people in front of me ... just to apply for a job & be told that they found someone from that line better suited for the job ... WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU DID THAT? That's what I asked you, asshole.

For the record, I am intentionally ignoring the rest of your demeaning comment to me.

Mike slater said...

Jim, obama is a big government guy that never had a real unless you consider a community agitator a real job. He hates rich people. He's a modern day Robin Hood that wants to steal from the rich and give it to the poor.

CJ, in this Obama economy it's tough finding a job. I've been retired for 10 years and don't have to worry about it anymore but I really hope you can find a job that you like and it pays well.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

Taxing those making over $250k is just another pandering for votes from the sub 250 club which is the group Obama depends on. He knows that has no chance but he wants it on the record that he said it.

He is always complaining about the plight of the middle class. If he would leave them alone, I'm sure most of them would be better off. When he starts screwing the rich entrepreneurs who provide the jobs, it's the middle class who will suffer when the owners have to lay off people to make payroll.

Too many people are conned into the "government should provide more and better jobs" mentality as John Stossel reports. "Why would anyone think that government is capable of giving them a 'better job?'"

It's free enterprise that has the jobs and if left alone can be more prosperous for everyone especially over a tax spending oversized bunch of bureaucrats in Washington.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

I have to hand it to you: its been a rough year with the heart thing and your accident. But, as an ex-meat cutter and construction guy you are a tough and I'm glad to hear your recovery from the fall is coming along nicely.

Jim McAllister said...

Buzz,

I think one of the funniest things is when he has to speak without the words typed in front of him. He sounds like a stuttering version of Redd Foxx doing the 3:00 a.m. show at the old Hacienda Hotel in Vegas.

The difference is Foxx had talent and was funny. Obama is just pitiful.

midnightsstaff said...

As we all do but I get kind of offended when you insinuate that I had it easy like I'm some damn Kennedy or something..

You are the perfect patsy for that class warfare game he is peddling and because of it you hate me for nothing more than I am not grousing about my position or wrapping up in Rick's game of poor me.... as Baghdad don would put it,
"nuff said"

My daddy once told me two bad decisions never equal one good one and we have to live with our mistakes,
it's the same stuff I told my kids.

Your and others problems stem from the fact no one bothered to give you a dose of tough love when it would have made some difference..
your constant blaming others and seeming willingness to believe fairy tales gives that away.

Rick is probably wondering when Guido and Louie are showing up... probably somewhere past Amarillo by now, I can't reach either one of them.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

You nailed it about Obama! He is a class warfare expert who hates successful people who have made a few bucks.

He figures it is their job to buy the non-working leaches groceries and put them up free in those pre-fab ghetto housing dumps in the ghetto that have to be torn down within 5 years because of mis-use.

Jim McAllister said...

Brett,

Good to hear from you; it's been a while.

Thanks for the link. Middy sent that over the other day. Great information; I used some of those numbers in my above comment to CJ.

midnightsstaff said...

Here's a pretty good take on the gun ban issue, of course any reasonable person realizes that any confiscation by government leads to underground supplies being made available.
the author's screen name is debtpie.

"I will fully support the total ban on handguns; just as soon as we win the "war on drugs"...because if you outlaw guns, you'll instantly have a "war on guns" on your hands....

...and if we haven't figured out how to win the "war on drugs"...aka...completely stop illegal imports as well as home grown inventory...how are we going to win the "war on handguns"?

Ask that of the Liberals in favor of gun bans...
I really don't get Liberals on this one...a "war on guns" guaranteed failure example is right in front of us in the "drug war"...and their solution to winning the drug war is to legalize drugs!
.."To me, the solution is to arm as many sane, well trained, responsible private citizens as possible. I don't look forward to shootouts between law-abiders and law-breakers...but I sure as hell favor that instead of law breakers being the only one with the guns!"

Last modified: 2012-07-21 15:22:10 by debtpie

I really never looked at it this way Jim, but the very answer the libs have for ending the war on drugs is to legalize, but the answer to a "sure to be created war on guns" is the opposite?
can someone explain this one to me- Joe... anyone??
oh yeah.. it's Saturday, Joe is checked out by now.

"is there a paralegal in the house?"

Jim McAllister said...

Isn't that a typical solution? Just legalize drugs? Ya gotta love the libs.

Why not legalize all the illegal immigrants while we are at it? Oh, yeah, I forgot, Obama is in the process of doing that to.

I'll turn in my gun when Obama personally goes to Tennessee and Kentucky and picks up all the guns. He will probably last about one minute trying to accomplish that.

Jim McAllister said...

Here is some interesting information from reader "Alan" especially for those who are fond of crying "It's Bush's fault."

Read carefully:

This tells the story, why Bush was so bad at the end of his 2nd term.

Don’t just skim over this, read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check it out.

The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:
January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time:

The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH
Remember the day...

January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA
And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
OBAMA and the Democrat Congress
So when someone tries to blame Bush...

REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"
Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011.
In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

Mike slater said...

Jim, if Obama did try and take our guns away the backlash would make the feud between the Hatfield's and McCoy's look like a Sunday picnic.

Americans will never give up their guns.

Rick Kepple said...

Middy, if you're gonna pretend to be a Republican, please try to pretend to be a Christian too. You probably damned the entire party with using God's name in cussing.

CJ's right.

And Jim, you're wrong and wishing won't change anything. Romney can't win if he won't release his tax return, what else is he hiding? Does he think that his political life and personal life are separate if he's President? Not likely.

And I'd like to thank all those who helped me to be a writer. Mrs. Winters in high school typing class, my wives, my professors, a rock star, and all those who taught me and died trying to be successful themselves.

midnightsstaff said...

Sorry to inform you Jim but there are a whole lot of people that will look at Obama in favorable light spending all this money..

They are called the FreeShitArmy and they never vote for anything other than a free lunch on your card.

Liberty, Freedom or a chance to become anything better than your natural standing in society will be no more- it's just as well they have no use for those things anyway..

Sadly once we are reduced to serfs there will never be another experiment in a Natural Law based form of government, there can never be the gulf of the Atlantic insulating us from oppression- this is the last vote you will ever take that means anything.

You really ought to read that little book called "The Return of the Kings" by Tom Purcell.. he is an excellent writer and spot on the macro picture.
He was just far too advanced for the average Rag Central crowd.

remember some of those window lickers?

midnightsstaff said...

By Thunder, you can call me a son of a bitch before I allow you to slander me with that name- Republican..

Poor Mrs. Winters... another brick in the wall.. probably drank herself to death.

CJinPhoenix said...

Jim, No, we have never settled on anything. I just get tired of shouting into the wind around here & end up walking away. So you think that arguing about which government departments are essential & how much each should be allotted for spending is really going to bring our jobs back? Yeah, I don't think so. I actually believe that all that will do, IF successful & implemented (big IF), is put a lot more over-educated people on the streets looking for work in a market that is already flooded with people looking for work. That would be great for employers but it is never, never, never ... going to produce enough jobs to go around. Great for employers because then they can throw out reams of resumes without even looking at them ... Shoot, that's how it already is.

I am tired of fighting again. See how that works? I tell you about my current experiences & you tell me your ideas about cutting back on government & how that theoretically will "create" jobs out of thin air based what some guys with more money than you'll ever have tell you to think , then I get frustrated & drop the subject (at least temporarily) ... Pretty nifty arrangement you got going.

You can sprout all the whimsical ideas you want. All I know is that I have to keep on treading water somehow, someway ... Until my lucky break finally floats by close enough for me to grab. Yeah, that's right, I think that there is luck involved. Even for me. And it isn't because I am not a hard worker either. It is simply because there are too many people out in dark waters with me these days.

Well, at least Mike Slater seems to get it this time. I think I just saw a flicker of light. Did I already drown?

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

You're right, it would be worse than Hatfield-McCoys. Good analogy.

Still, we better stay on our toes. I don't put anything past these guys. I'm sure the anti-gun crowd will be out in force now after the Denver situation.

That was a terrible thing but even with anti gun laws that guy would have gotten a gun somewhere.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

Typing was probably the most useful class I took in high school. I really burned through those college papers on my 1955 Smith-Corona portable. I had smoke pouring out of that little SOB!

No one gives a damn about Romney's tax returns or whether he has horses. So what if he is rich.

It's all about the economy and that will be Obama's downfall followed by gay marriage, his liberal ideas, and total disrespect for what this country is all about. All that hope and change crap from '08 is about as interesting as yesterday's newspaper.

Jim McAllister said...

CJ,

Sorry, but I really believe that if government wasn't so bloated and top heavy with regulations, there would be a lot more jobs in the private sector. Companies are sitting on millions waiting to see if we can get rid of Obama before they attempt to expand.

Keep in mind, he hates the private sector and wants to nail them with every tax and reg he can come up with.

I know that you haven't worked for a long time and are frustrated. At lunch you mentioned that you can't take a $9 per hour job. Why not? Doesn't that beat 0$ per hour? You might even get in a position with a job like that to advance and make more. If I was you, I would consider that.

CJinPhoenix said...

So I just looked it up: GW Bush initiated tax cuts in 2001, 2002, & 2003. Then I got laid off from my job in 2004 because the place had been struggling since 2001 (around the time of 9/11) ... Of course, they later asked me back. That was because the hotshot that they tried to replace me with -- yeah, they actually needed the work that I did but this guy had the production manager convinced that he was some kinda wizard & I shouldn't have to tell you how that one worked out -- screwed the place up. But then the shop finally sold. Just in the nick of time too because, shortly thereafter, in 2008 I was laid off again. "Just business, nothing personal," is what I was told that time.

So here's my point, Jim: WHEN ARE ALL THOSE TAX CUTS THAT HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED GONNA START WORKING THE WAY YOU KEEP SAYING THEY WILL?

And, regarding defense budget cuts, I was in Cali in 1992 when the first Bush cut nearly all of the local defense contracts and McDonald Douglas, among others, started a massive wave of lay offs. Then the place I was working closed its doors because of the effect those lay offs had all across the board & I couldn't find another job to save my life. So I came back home. The job I found here is were I remained for 11 yrs. Until my first lay off, that is ...

So I have stated my evidence from personal experience & I tell you what: I have never seen a lick of evidence to refute it. Not real evidence anyway. Just a bunch of highfalutin rhetoric & promises from politicians, who are in the pockets of BIG BS to begin with, plus more of the same repeated by some of my conservative buddies ... BUT it also stands to reason. I mean, what makes you think that some bigwig corporation is going to start suddenly employing people when so much of public is penniless because they do not have enough opportunity to work & that very same public just happens to be the consumers that these companies need to thrive?

CJinPhoenix said...

I believe that I said something like a $9.00 an hour PART TIME job, Jim, and all that I meant by that is the fact that it won't pay my bills. Nor would it provide me with any health insurance meaning, basically, I would not be able to pay for a doctor either. But, rest assured, I am applying for every position I see open that I can even remotely qualify for. Even part time minimum wage positions. And, let me just tell you, being rejected for that kind of work is beginning to become depressing ... Which probably explains some of the anger in my words sometimes because I am not one of those people that stay down for long. I always pop back up & when I keep getting kicked down again, it makes me mad.

Jim McAllister said...

CJ,

It sounds like you have been out beating the bushes without much luck. I wish I could help you but at the moment there are millions in your shoes. I understand the frustration you have.

BTW, I guess nothing happened on that prison print shop job you were interviewing for a few months ago.

CJinPhoenix said...

Nope. I thought mentioned that particular job somewhere here a while back. They found somebody that they thought was a better fit. That one made my eyes water for a moment because I actually had such high hopes & knew that I could do the job very, very well.

Rick Kepple said...

Jim, no one cares about Romney's tax return? Are you joking? Obama appointed politicians who OWED back taxes! Hell yes, people care about Romney's tax return! What's he hiding? What? Did he forget to file a 1040?

Jimmy, here's the real numbers about Bush and Obama re: jobs. Ha ha! Big Government has gotten SMALLER with Obama and Bush MADE a bigger government!

George W. Bush added 900,000 government jobs in his Presidency. Obama reduced public jobs by 607,000 so you see, BIG GOVERNMENT got SMALLER with Obama!

However, the figures are clouded re: the private sector.

President Bush helped to create 913,000 private sector jobs until the 2008 collapsed that caused a giant sucking noise from private companies to the tune of about two million jobs lost! So you see, Obama started in the negative after Bush neglected the economy during his term. So you see, Obama has actually added two million, thirty five thousand jobs to the private sector.

The Daily Beast reports a staggering number that the Republicans are actually piss poor at creating jobs.

Republican Presidents: 7.1 Public sector jobs. Democrat Presidents: 6.3 Public sector jobs. So the Republicans are NOT against Big Government. They CREATE big government.

Private Sector jobs? Republicans: 24 million jobs. Democrats: 42 million jobs.

Rick Kepple said...

Correction: 7.1 public sector jobs should be 7.1 million. 6.3 public sector jobs should be 6.3 million. Republicans create BIGGER GOVERNMENT.

Rush Limbaugh reports that President Obama is dismantling the American Dream, and that's classic Republican dribble. They always say the reverse. That's a fact! The Republicans are actually the ones dismantling the American Dream. Does anyone even REMEMBER what the American Dream is anymore? It's a good job, a home, a good American car and ample food on the table from good wages.

President Obama is having to support the unemployed that President Bush created, until Americans can get back to work. The Republicans would have Welfare cut, Food Stamps cut, Unemployment Benefits cut, Disability cut, Veterans Compensation and Pensions cut and all the money given to the richest people in the world.

None of you people qualify. You're not that rich. Don't worry. Mitt Romney will see that your money gets redistributed and you will be given a brand new tin cup to beg with.

midnightsstaff said...

To all you morons who think that Mitt Romney needs to jump through a bunch of flaming hoops to keep Obama from having to defend putting us in the worst depression since the turn of last century I gotta laugh, you are asking the wrong guy for information.

Yeah you dribbling fool, Obama is the one who placed an utterly corrupt Tim Geitner as treasury secretary, what reason does that give us to demand for Romney to stop and give them another load of things to howl about?- maybe you should criticize the right guy for a change..
...besides he is ahead in momentum and Obama is merely grasping at straws- trying to take your attention off his long history of corruption and failure.

I think complaining about something you should have seen coming twenty years ago and blaming tax cuts is about as hare brained as anything else you have ever said Cj..
You are the irresponsible one that just kept hoping the buggy whip industry would turn around.

I saw the writing on the wall in 1993 that I needed to make a change, because I was out of the labor pool a year and a half due to an operation and flat broke for the third time in my adult life.

If you are stupid, America has been the best place to be that way, but now the hammock is nearly overloaded, if we don't have a turnaround next election, by the next one you will be living on the streets and still whining about Bush tax cuts.

..this is just utterly disgusting behavior from an adult- I only hope that was the vodka talking last night.

Rick Kepple said...

Mitt Romney's tax return means nothing?

If you're self employed, you have to show your tax returns to even buy a car! If you're self-employed, you have to show how much money you made to get a loan to build your business!

Apparently, Mitt Romney feels that being President is less important than buying a car, so he doesn't have to disclose how much money he made or lost due to his decision making.

But maybe I'm being unfair. Maybe we should just check is FICO score, but Romney isn't disclosing that either.

If you want a job in the United States, they check your FICO score. But apparently, running for President doesn't require having a good reputation for good decision making. You need a good FICO score to work in middle management, but not President.

I guess it matters more where you were born than if you paid your taxes to be President. But let's look at the bright side.

If Romney is elected, we don't have to pay taxes anymore!

Rick Kepple said...

Okay, so I'm voting for Mitt Romney. Definitely.

I found Romney's tax return and on page 66, I found a bombshell! Abbott Laboratories.

Mitt Romney has no intention of ever getting rid of Obamacare. In fact, he's invested in it.

"...we have a unique responsibility and opportunity to ensure people have access to them – whether they are among the poor and underprivileged or victims of natural disasters. We’re determined to do our part through creative and varied social programs." Abbott Laboratories http://www.abbott.com/global/url/content/en_US/10:10/general_content/General_Content_00004.htm

Rick Kepple said...

BTW, Mitt did pretty well on his income and all his investments, got back a couple hundred thousand in a nice tax return, but the media rarely reports on the millions these guys didn't get back in taxes. Well, it only amounted to about 2 percent after deductions.

This also explains to CJ of how jobs are made. Deductions.

Mitt Romney's tax return http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2012/president/candidates/romney/romney_tax_return_1040_2011/

Take a good look at that. I'll bet I missed a lot more juicy stuff of who he is connected with and how it influences him.

National health care is here to stay folks. The Republicans will put on a good show, but they have no intention of getting rid of it. They're gonna make billions of dollars by treating the poor and the redistribution of wealth will pay for it.

midnightsstaff said...

Rick you couldn't find your own ass with both hands,a flashlight and instructions. So it's evident you will be led to whomever your controller wants you to be led to... and you will lick their boots when instructed..

this is the type of moron my DI told me about, put Rick in a rubber room with two anvils and he would lose one and break the other.

absolute fool.

So how did that mythical visit go at the equally mythical "Enchanted Farmstead"?
anyone else believing anything this idiot says?

CJinPhoenix said...

Well, I see it is that time of the month out in Tonopah again. Or is it just that time of the day? You never know with these dementia patients: sometimes they are reliving their youthful conditions & sometimes they just wake up mean & nasty because they are miserable inside their own body & do not know any better than to project that feeling on everybody else.

Know what I was doing 20 years ago, Middy? I was raising an adolescent boy & trying, very successfully I should add, to keep him from following in his father's shifty footsteps. I was working full-time to keep a roof over our heads while not receiving a dime of charity, state aid, child support ... I was also taking classes in the evening: that's when I took all my college math courses & I was also taking computer courses because I kept hearing that the whole printing industry was going electronic ... Shoot, I guess I should have taken a fortune telling class or two back then too. Because, other than that, I have no idea what else I should have seen coming or when I actually had time to sit around thinking about it.

It may sound like I complain a lot from your angle, Middy, but you are actually the Queen Bee-otch around here & I do not need some fancy conspiracy theories involving commies who are always looking for way to take all your money & spread it around either. Just look at every other word you ever type, buddy. Even when I am on your side of an argument, you are either bitching & moaning about me or somebody else or our government or our president or ... broken up usually only by complaints about your health.

And other the quantity & quality of complaints, the absolute biggest differences between us are:

I have more than a few damned good reasons to be unhappy about the conditions that I see all around me these days & that are having an immediate & direct impact on my personal condition while you do not. I mean, really, what are you always complaining about? I thought you got out while the getting was still good ...

I do not sit alone at home, with only cats for company, scouring the internet for, ahmm, 'information' to forward to everybody on my e-mail list that ridicules the president & liberals ... & whoever else is on my shit-list at any given time on any given day. All I really do as far as that goes is drop in here & try to reason with you guys. I try to make you all see what is presently going on out here in the real world & how the policies that you all say that you vote for impact others ...

*I wasn't whining about or blaming tax cuts for anything at all. Just trying to pry some support from Jim for the argument that tax breaks & spending cuts that eliminate jobs will have anything more than the negative impact I have already seen them have on our overall condition in this country.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

Since you put it that way, hell, you have convinced me. I'm going to vote for Obama!

He needs to hire you to run his campaign. That Axelrod is the butt hole I always thought he was!

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

I want to take this opportunity to apologize for Mitt Romney being successful and making a ton of money. How dare him do that with all the poor people in this country being encouraged to go on food stamps.

I only hope that he reads this blog and copies the address at the bottom so he will do the right thing and send a ton of money to Geithner and Obama.

I can't think of a more righteous thing to do. It would prove how ashamed he is of his wealth by giving his "fair share."

Success is a terrible thing and should be stopped!

midnightsstaff said...

I just want to know if it was something I said....

...got to try and write them down for further use.

Jim McAllister said...

Just trying to pry some support from Jim for the argument that tax breaks & spending cuts that eliminate jobs will have anything more than the negative impact I have already seen them have on our overall condition in this country.

If we get rid of Obama, you will see the job market open up as long as free enterprise is turned loose to expand and hire; especially if Obamacare would get altered or repealed.

As I said above, businesses are biding their time until the election. It's an unhealthy situation now: Obama hates the rich and successful and they hate him and his class warfare. That doesn't make for a congenial business atmosphere.

As far as jobs, I told you years ago to apply at Safeway as they were hiring. If you had done that you probably would be making about $13 an hour now; much better than zero.

midnightsstaff said...

Or as my ex wife used to do is ask if the CEO position is open, they make more than entry level wages... of course she never actually has gotten that first job.

..or you can do like Latigo Smith did, rail and threaten about the evils of roulette and then put the whole wad on 23..

CJinPhoenix said...

I have applied at Safeway, Jim. Fry's & Bashas too. I never even receive so much as a call back from those sources & if you go into the store & ask about it, as I have, management just points your way to the electronic kiosk at the front of the store. I also applied at CircleK -- you have to apply online there too -- and that's where I did manage to get an interview, just to be told that they found someone better than me for the job(s) from a line of 100s of mangy people.

Like I have said over & over, I am applying for everything, Jim, but I see that you are still trying a way to turn this all around on me. Life is good in my house right now despite that though: I just made a big old pot of Okie egg noodles the way I was taught by my great grandma -- just eggs & flour & a little salt, plus a rolling pin -- so there is nothing you can say that is going to ruin my day. As long as I have a couple eggs, a little flour, a rolling pin & a pot, I will be okay. If I lose the house, though, I may have to move up north near Pinetop ... Crap, do not tell that to John because it might just finish him off.

midnightsstaff said...

Bottom line is the US is the best looking of an ugly dog show when you start looking at other civilizations, despite the obvious flat economy I still see people outside IHOP on Sunday mornings, America is poised to surge with the correct economic environment.

Doesn't matter what fertilizer or pure water and great soil you use if the sun isn't shining your crop won't grow.

Obama promises that electricity prices "would necessarily skyrocket" if his plans are completed, and that's not all he promises.. he promises more food stamps because we are going to need them down on the USGP.. (the plantation) if he gets the chance to complete his masterpiece.

He also promises us a Civil War between races and a larger and more invasive Homeland Security, drones watching your every movement, getting rid of guns in the hands of the lawful, and these are not empty promises.. he is a very vengeful bastard.

It will take the same feeling as it did in 2008 when small business realized in late August that Juan McLooser was not going to run any kind of effective campaign, small business went into survival mode.
That meant letting people go, looking to streamline- use robotics and whatever it took to get past The Terror.

Same thing in reverse will happen once Small Business realizes they have a chance.. biggest problem is peaking too early and giving the breath of life to Satan and allowing the press to claim his method is finally working, once again catering to the feeble minded- are you still with me Rick?

Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi's claim we can spend our way out of a bad economy is not working now- because it simply can't ever work.

I don't need a job, I can stay home that Tuesday, I am voting for other reasons.

CJinPhoenix said...

BTW, Jim, I remember now: I think I did mention that I wasn't applying for low wage, part time jobs up in your neck of the woods because the gas alone would take a huge chunk out of each pay check. Besides, I do not believe for one minute that any grocery store in any part of town is handing out 45% raises for a couple years of part time work but I sure would like to know where you got that idea. They are still keeping hours low & wages low in my part of town based on what employees here say.

midnightsstaff said...

No good deed ever goes unpunished..

talking to you Jim..

Rick Kepple said...

CJ, good luck with your job search.

Middy, that meth will kill you dude. Get some help. I don't know what you're on, but get off it. You're psychotic.

Jim, I just think it's funny that your hero, Mitt, is ... well, why spoil it. I can't wait to see you spiting and cussing when Mitt taxes your investments higher to give money to the poorest people on the planet.

Meanwhile, I'll probably get a raise. Mitt seems like a really nice guy. And I'll probably get paid to buy another gun by Mitt.

You were in the Air Force, Jim. They only let you buy a .22 caliber rifle. They let us Army dogs buy the real weapons that go boom.

Mike slater said...

CJ, I admire your hard work in trying to find a job. Glad I don't have to do that anymore.

I was fortunate, or as you called it lucky on a blog, to go to work at the phone company at 20 years old and retire at 50.

I did have my share of misery when my first wife filed for divorce. I had to to give her the money for half of the house and pay child support for 16 years. When all was said and done it cost me over a $100,00.

I hope you can find a job that pays well and you enjoy.

CJinPhoenix said...

Thank you, Mike. I appreciate that you wish me well.

CJinPhoenix said...

Rick too.

Rick Kepple said...

I think CJ should raise her sights higher. I'm thinking Kinkos, but not the store. Corporate. She understands the printing business better than the children running the stores.

I'm hoping to get a meeting with CJ and a cup of coffee.

Rick Kepple said...

I'm hoping that I can convince CJ to come and visit. She can work for me. I'll buy some printing equipment and she can put out a newsletter. I'll tell people to buy ads and support her. And she can skip the working for a child supervisor and work for herself!

midnightsstaff said...

I don't know, Kinkos might be setting those sights a bit unrealistically - wouldn't want to see her getting her hopes dashed.
..one heart can only take so much breaking..

On the other hand that offer of yours...

Who says miracles don't still happen!- you ought to see if Mitt will front some seed money for a local Ozarks newsletter... great business model, the future of local papers has never been like the present.

geez the irony of where this thread went is stunning.

Jim McAllister said...

CJ,

That's odd that you can't get on somewhere. I know you are no dummy and are willing to work so I am surprised.

I think not getting the Circle K job is a blessing. Those places are tailor made for robberies.

Hang in there is about all I can say or as Mr. Micawber would say: "Something will turn up."

Jim McAllister said...

Barb started at $10.20 hr. in 2000 (part time) at Safeway and when she left in 2009 she was making $15.75.

She had full medical from her union the entire time at no cost and now receives a pension of just under $300 month.

Unfortunately, there have been a couple new contracts since she started and pay is a bit lower.

It was a good deal as she worked close to home and worked for some good managers.

Rick Kepple said...

Jim could form a detective agency. Jimmy's Angels.

Except have Middy, cause he is psycho and knows psychos, so it's his expertise.

Then CJ and Blue could be the other two.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it Jim, is to track down potential mass murderers and drive them to suicide. I think you guys have a gift for that.

I don't know how you'd get paid for preventing something that hasn't happened. Puzzling, isn't it?

Well, scrap it! People are just dying to get out of this life anyway.

midnightsstaff said...

Looks like the market is taking one today, nothing unusual about that except it looks like they can't prop up Spain any longer and are getting ready to cut Greece off the euro.. the noose draws tighter and tighter with less chance of true remedy..

We are watching history being made, even in the deepest point of the Great Depression ten year bond rates have never been this low- lots of pawns in this game for sure and most have no idea the implications things like this have in their lives...

What's even worse is the Nasdaq is leading the charge down- that index is filled with tech. business which are the leading indicators for expansion, in short we are sitting ourselves up for a real downturn that probably will make 2008 look like a bull market.

in short it's going to be rough for everyone, even rougher if we continue the madness of allowing the dismantling of natural instincts out of the economy- the history of the world is one of dismal example one after then next of authoritarian inhumanity controlling the common man by force.

We appear to be intentionally heading right back into that very default condition of feudal tyranny.

well it was nice while it lasted.

Rick Kepple said...

I read an expert say that there are too many guns in America to ban them and we'll just have to find a way to live with them after 12 people in Colorado.

Well, after a pickup truck load of 13 people killed and 10 people injured in Texas ... there are too many pickup trucks in America, so we're just going to have to find a way to live with them. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/07/at-least-13-dead-as-crowded-pickup-hits-tree-in-south-texas/1

Rick Kepple said...

Oh no. Banco Santander bought up all those toxic stocks in America. Poor Spain.

We Americans need to redistribute your toxic loans to Banco Santander or if it crashes, it might take Wall Street with it. Please, call your state representative or senator today and tell them we need to rescue them with redistributed wealth.

Please, don't let those rich people drown in poverty. Send them your money today. Don't let a well dressed man be homeless in Spain.

Banco Santander, Dumbass Lane, Madrid Spain.

midnightsstaff said...

.."Two-thirds of likely voters say the weak economy is Washington’s fault, and more blame President Obama than anybody else, according to a new poll for The Hill.
It found that 66 percent believe paltry job growth and slow economic recovery is the result of bad policy. .."Thirty-four percent say Obama is the most to blame, followed by 23 percent who say Congress is the culprit. Twenty percent point the finger at Wall Street, and 18 percent cite former President George W. Bush.
The results highlight the reelection challenge Obama faces amid dissatisfaction with his first-term performance on the economy"

"ooooohhh! a shiny!- Mitt Romney's tax forms...

Yes... the people demand to see Mitt Romney's tax form, the election hinges on just that... they are interested in nothing else.

Looks like your blog has been "occupied" with a sit in of mindless screed dredging up the usual democrat/socialist talking points - lol.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

as Middy pointed out, 66% polled say the economy is the problem and 34% blame Obama for that. like I told you the other4 day, it's the economy that is the big issue in this election and it is tanking more every day.

As far as guns, this from R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. in his book "The Death of Liberalism:

"With roughly 200 million guns loose in the country a maniac commits vast carnage in Colorado and the New York Times, in its headline, claims we are all 'reviving debate' on gun control. We can not even control our borders but somehow we are going to gather up two hundred million guns. As I say liberalism is dead--brain dead and otherwise."

200 million? Whew! Good luck collecting them.

midnightsstaff said...

So what happens when some reasonable person tries to cut the FreeShit away from the FSA as will certainly happen?
do you think a couple of generations of immoral people are just going to suddenly get religion and start behaving rationally, finally pulling their own weight and becoming productive freethinking individuals?

I doubt it.

what do you think is going to happen?

green tip- luckily gangbangers and those who think like gangbangers are notoriously poor shots.

Rick Kepple said...

Yeah, did you see Mitt Romney's tax forms? Holy crap! I couldn't imagine what SN files, since she travels so much.

I just read a story about insurance companies paying out millions of dollars in crop loss claims. First, we have an economy as bad as the Great Depression and now we're having the Dust Bowl. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is categorizing this phenomenon the worst in 50 years!

IF THE DROUGHT STOPPED NOW, we will have about 30 percent of the food left in the fields. A 70 percent crop loss. But not much rain in the next 10 days.

I might be able to build a greenhouse to trap the moisture and grow some plants if this drought continues, but we could be looking at food shortages in the cities. Massive tree die offs.

Collecting firearms? Told you dude. Some people will trade their guns for a block of cheese in a food shortage.

I can see why Bush gave bailouts to rich folks now. They couldn't hunt or survive like me. Hey, SN can still visit if things get bad. I'd help her and CN for her parents. They'd want them watched over.

Rick Kepple said...

Here's that crop insurance story.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/07/23/crop-insurers-face-a-flood-of-drought-related-clai/

Rick Kepple said...

Here's a story that I found echoing some of Dora's words about wealthy people.

"Let me tell you about the rich. They are very different from you and me," - F. Scott Fitzgerald, quoted by Paul Krugman for the New York Times. "Their wealth 'makes them soft, where we are hard ... they think, deep down, that they are better than we are.'"
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/20/opinion/krugman-pathos-of-the-plutocrat.html?_r=1

I just got aggravated because I was blown off by some rich chick who claimed how we were friends, but I've had to go and plan on saving only myself. She's got her gold. That should last until the first desperate gang takes it. People are gonna get nuts if there's little food.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

Before you get too excited about Krugman, here is one of his quotes about how to repair the economy.

I also threw in a similar quote from Nancy Pelosi so you could get a double dose of the mentalities you support.

Keynesian absurdities at their best and typical of the liberal thinking.

After the Haitian earthquake, Nancy Pelosi actually said, "I think that this can be an opportunity for a real boom economy in Haiti."

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman made a similar error. On CNN, he said if "space aliens were planning to attack and we needed a massive buildup to counter the space alien threat ... this slump would be over in 18 months." Before that, he said the 9/11 attacks would be good for the economy.

Rick Kepple said...

War is always good for the economy. As long as it's in someone else's country.

Jim McAllister said...

That's true. World War 2 ended the Great Depression of the 1930s. Lord only knows when it would have ended if not for the war.

Obama has tried the same remedies now as FDR tried and failed with in the 30s and like FDR is finding out you can't tax and spend your way out of a depression.

midnightsstaff said...

Funny my mom had meat and milk ration books from the war years, and afterward lots of guys came home to a manufacturing base in the midst of switching from building tanks to autos and most just went back to their farms or to school like my dad did.

Na... the war didn't end the Depression in fact it was only after the industrial base was restructured and GNP went from primarily war effort production to goods and services we started seeing any improvement to the average Joe on the street.

..basically the democrats were replaced with real Republicans who actually did cut spending and that's what finally killed the last Depression.

It's impossible for government spending to claw us out of a recession.

Think about it, government doesn't produce anything, it has to have a larger than it's own sized producer of real GNP to use as a tax farm, that's the problem now -the government is too big for the private sector to fund.

So ya see if the government is on top of bleeding the producers with their various bureaucracies actually burning up a lot of gunpowder and bombing goat farmers out of the 15th. century back to the stone age that all costs us money we don't have.

The Cloward Piven strategy is working for Obama now, he is using up as much DOD money as he can as part of his plan to destroy this nation.

Problem is, when we do have that actual war which is coming soon, we are going to find ourselves too broke to fight another war.

and that's the bottom line.

midnightsstaff said...

Well this is cheerful news indeed, looks like the San Onofre power plant is history... and once again the car chasers to our left are trying to figure out what went wrong, everything is so screwed up in that sorry state Hell is a local call..

The lunatics to the left are in a panic - someone finally realized that there isn't going to be enough electricity to charge up those electric golf carts and they are flat broke and out of ideas..

Of course that doesn't mean they won't come up with something...
I really wish I was just some disinterested third party watching this soap opera from the outside.

If the public ever catches on what these jakkkasses have done we are going to run out of available tree limbs the first day.

Jim McAllister said...

I used to love visiting California. Now, I don't care to ever go back. So long Zuma Beach, t'was nice knowing ye.

Rick Kepple said...

It is getting just plain ugly out there! If there isn't martial law by November, I will be really surprised.

Well, I have been saying that the war would start in Arizona and spread to California, but maybe it's gonna start in Cali instead. They'll have to use tree limbs since legislators are so scared of an armed population.

Missouri legislators are considering a bill to make the confiscation of firearms illegal.

A business owner told me yesterday with seething contempt that he's not voting for Romney after his wife said that they were not releasing their tax returns. They did, but it seriously pissed off the middle class, I think. Romney couldn't win a dance contest at this point. I don't care what the polls say about Obama.

Unless Romney grows some humility soon, he's gonna snob himself right out of the election.

Jim McAllister said...

There are a lot of people hurting that are far more worried about their own 1040s than they are about Romney's. We all know he's rich; that's one of the things I like about him: He's successful!

We need someone to dump this socialist mindset from Obama of robbing the rich to save the poor.

Cut the government bullshit regulations, quit wasting money on nonsense like Solyndra and windmills, and turn free enterprise loose to expand and hire.

In other words, dump Obama and get government the hell out of the way of success.

CJ Phoenix said...

Shouldn't alternative energy sources like wind farms & Solyndra be allowed to participate in free enterprise too, Jim? Just asking. Maybe one of these days all the old-timers -- like you, but I am rapidly approaching that category myself -- are just going to have to realize that your old-school ways & ideas are no longer in demand ... It is no longer your ball game to play in. Now is the time to put down the mitt & the bat or the younger players with new ideas & all kinds of energy are gonna take them from you. They may even wall you up in a defunct print shop with me (then throw the masons in over the wall) ...

proud said...

CJ's new kids, new ideas, new energies dream is straight out of Fantasy Land. If by "Jim's ball game" you refer to relying on fossil fuels, I am afraid we are all playing in Jim's ball game, and we are still in the 3rd inning. The inconvenient truth is,there is NO viable, practicle, alternative for oil and gas. if...and when one does prove itself, it will take decades to make any sizable conversion. "Alternative energies" have always been "allowed" to participate in free enterprise, no one is prohibiting them or their chances of succeeding, in fact, were one to show itself as being an affordable alternative, millions upon millions of investors would stand in line, and the world would beat a path to it's door...that's decades away from reality, meanwhile, dishonest politicians dangle warm and fuzzy green jobs as the answer to our economy and climate, pushing industries that can not exist without taxpayer freebies..Check out what those make believe ideas did to Europe...Nadda!

midnightsstaff said...

.."Shouldn't alternative energy sources like wind farms & Solyndra be allowed to participate in free enterprise too, Jim? Just asking"


How dumb do you think we are Cj?
first off that Solyndra money was not private investment money it was our tax money he was stealing then laundering it back through campaign donations..
There was no investing intended mere graft and corruption.. either you are too stupid to differentiate or are just trying to rationalize your two votes for Obama.

And the other thing is you aren't actually looking for a job... if you can't find something in eight years you are the worst person I have ever seen spending nearly a half of a career out of work..
that is except for my ex who has spent an entire lifetime as a parasite to those who work..
..yeah that was directed right at you- how many government checks are you getting each month?

no you are quite comfortable sponging off the rest of us... just admit it- the upcoming purge of deadbeats must have you terrified.

Jim McAllister said...

CJ,

I'm perfectly willing to let the new guys play all they want as long as what they do makes sense.

Maybe times have changed a bit but I did OK with what tools I had. Good enough to retire at 48.

See Proud's comment for the rest of my answer as I agree with him 100%. What a coincidence: He is also an older guy who makes sense.

(Check out the addition I made to the bottom of the blog text. It's an anwser to your question the other day about "Where are the job creators?"

steve buzzardo said...

Solyndra $535 Million Loan Mostly Lost to Taxpayers -

Well, I guess 535 million wasn't enough to "let Solyndra be allowed to participate in free enterprise too"

Jim, I guess you're just too old to understand how the free market works. LOL

midnightsstaff said...

guess who made these statements in an interview?
the answer might or might not surprise you Jimmy...

***-***: Well, I'll give up my gun when everyone else does. Doesn't that make sense? I mean, if there were guns here would you want to be the only person without one?

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: So, do you carry guns routinely?

***-***: Yeah, it’s legal in the United States. It's part of our Constitution. You know, the right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt. It’s to protect yourself from the police.

Guru-Murthy: And do you see any link between that and this sort of instance?”

***-***: No. Nah, not really. You know what I'm saying, if somebody wants to kill people well you know they don’t need a gun to do it.

Guru-Murthy: Makes it easier though, doesn’t it?

***-***: Not really. You can use, ah, you can strap explosives on your body. They do that all the time.

"Guru-Murthy: So when there's the inevitable backlash of the anti-gun lobby as a result of this incident as there always is…

***-***: Well, that's not going to change anything in the United States, no. United States is based on guns. Like KRS says , you'll never have justice on stolen land.

http://www.chicagonow.com/publius-forum/2012/07/ice-t-guns-the-last-form-of-defense-against-tyranny/

Jim McAllister said...

Steve,

I feel like the guy in that old joke looking through the fence of the asylum while a guy on the street is trying to figure out how to put his spare tire on his car after losing one of the lug nuts from his flat tire.

The inmate tells him to to take one nut each from the other three tires for the spare then buy a new nut when he gets the tire fixed.

The guy with the flat tells him, "Hey, you're pretty smart. What are you doing in there?" He says, "I may be crazy but I'm not stupid."

That's the long version of why it is stupid for anyone to think that pie in the sky nonsense like Solyndra did not cost the taxpayers all that money.

Maybe Obama should ask his billionaire buddy Warren Buffet if he wants to chip in on some of this loser crap to save the taxpayer's money.

I think Obama is crazy and stupid.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I saw that comment by Ice T this morning and thought it was funny.

Of course he wants to keep his guns so he can shoot those other guys like Tupac Shakur.

More power to him; those guys are no loss. Just don't hit any bystanders.

midnightsstaff said...

I'm covering all bets that by the end of next year GM is back in bankruptcy court and we are going to start seeing bank holidays...
-better google bank holiday all you
unicorners...

..also we are going into an actual depression this time- this is 1931 part II... better get your sails furled- it's going to come real hard this time.

Even he gets it, he's right we need to protect ourselves because all the cops can do is show up, take pictures, fill out paperwork and string crime tape..

na.. Obama is doing exactly what he was programmed to do, this is going exactly how he told us he was going to
"fundamentally transform America"
- into Haiti.

Lots of great deals on concealable personal protection right now, I wouldn't wait until martial law is ordered...

it's kinda like getting out of the stock market before it completely turns over.. going to be a lot of people going for the same exit.

think green tip..

Rick Kepple said...

"We all know he's rich; that's one of the things I like about him: He's successful!" - Jim

Well Jim, at least you're honest. I'll bet you respected Bernie Madoff too. Everyone else did.

The House of Representatives is working to pass a bill to remove ALL regulations on employers. I assume that's child labor laws, workers comp, disability discrimination, minority discrimination, age discrimination and I'm assuming minimum wage laws.

BTW, gun sales are up by 40 percent in Colorado.

proud said...

"older" guy???:-)

midnightsstaff said...

correction: I mistakenly called them "unicorners" but actually they are closer to being "unicornholers"
.. sorry for the mistake.

zh really gets it going.. a couple of comments on Liberalafornia and the power problems...

" I will hedge the spelling here I can't be arsed looking up the proper name of that horse faced bitch, Maxine Waters, and I'm in Canada if she's not a rep from California (believe she is though as I said not going to waste time on her name)"

which got a prompt response...

"Sir, your comparison demeans horse faced bitches everywhere. Besides, what Maxine Waters lacks in looks is well balanced by her honestly, endearing voice, and good natured attitude."

God to have that great of a response right at the finger tip... now that's a proper response!

Rick Kepple said...

The 10 day weather forecast calls for more drought. But, I'm still watering my garden and the apples are nearly ready to pick.

With the drought, trees are dropping their nuts and fruit. If prey animals starve, the mountain lions and the bears will prey on humans.

Christian Bale visited the victims of the Aurora shooting! Just read it on Facebook, but I'm sure y'all saw it on TV. That's nice of him.

midnightsstaff said...

Well, I'll be darned... Apple dropped a couple of bucks in trading today to 600 and change a share, after trading closed it dropped to 568.. ouch! and still dropping....tomorrow morning opening might be frothy to say the least..

Apple is the Big Kahuna of all stocks... every pension fund and mutual fund has it... and this is normal window dressing time of the month... pretty exciting stuff eh?

**crickets**

America is gonna get a big wake up call in the not so distant future and at some point 911 (help) is not going to work.

I just wish the egret would come back for another visit- I need all the good luck I can get...

well off to the yacht club meeting.
ciao... haha..

Rick Kepple said...

A guitarist shared this with me. So my pastor friend is right about Obama since he is quoting the Bible and making fun of it.

http://youtu.be/vPIr5qJEtP0

Thank Dell Mack's recording engineer for that video.

So I did a Google search on Romney and the Bible. Romney says that he reads the Bible to fall asleep at night. Now, it's not because it's boring, but that it's peaceful.

http://youtu.be/LWaDeNo9Sc8

CJ Phoenix said...

I guess I stepped into a little pile with that Solyndra example. So here is how I should have said it: Shouldn't alternative energy sources be allowed to participate in free enterprise too, Jim? Yup, I should have known better than to use an example that Jim used -- in my own defense, I did look it up first, but all I saw was solar energy so I obviously did not dig deep enough -- because I should know that his examples were be the worse possible case scenarios.

To whom should it "make sense" Jim? To you? Why? In other words, based on whose authority? Or to put it even plainer, who died and left you with an even greater authority than even the US Government? Now do not make me quote our founding documents again regarding why governments are instituted & by whom ... BUT let me just say this: For a government of free people to continue to exist, it must consider the greater good of future generations too &, while you do not exactly have any skin in this game, I recently became a grandmother so now I feel like I do have a stake in future generations & their well being. There's no tell why Middy & John act like they do sometimes, since I believe they both have grandkids, so I am not going to worry about it.

Speaking of Middy, statements like this are the reason he has lost all credibility in my mind: "either you are too stupid to differentiate or are just trying to rationalize your two votes for Obama."

John was much nicer about it this time but I still disagree with the premise that nothing but oil will ever do & that any alternative source of power must be completely developed & full-effective without any help from government or we the people who stand to benefit from its development. But I should add this: if you want to bring those costs back into the ballpark, cut out the contracts & contractors that suck the majority of money from the project from the top.

One last thing: I wasn't necessarily suggesting that this is strictly an age related thing (as buzz suggested). This has more to do with a resistance to adapt to one's changing environment. That's why I mentioned a print shop up there.

BTW, guess who invented modern air conditioning? Yep. But government would have run the lines to supply the power to it ... And even the idea of electricity had to be shoved down our throat back then.

CJ Phoenix said...

This blog needs to allow people to edit after posting.

Rick Kepple said...

The Bible on wealth, Jim.

It's said that it's harder for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven than it is for a camel to get through the eye of a needle.

The "eye of a needle," was the small door in a gated city that was the only way to get in after dark. It was in case of attack and easily defendable. A camel could get through it, but it was a lot of work, and so a rich man is conflicted and tempted many times to make money honestly.

But make no mistake. Wealth comes from God too and the more you give away, the more you will receive.

SN said that she's made millions of dollars, but if she had only listened to me, she could have made billions of dollars. And now as a result, I don't like rich people, but I do like Christian rich people. I don't trust rich Muslims either.

midnightsstaff said...

Did you see this one Jim,

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/07/24/Obama-To-Claire-McCaskill-Youre-On-Your-Own

evidently her skittles and iced tea just wasn't enough... haha.. loser bitch!- I hope she rots in hell for voting for that two faced bastard's wrecking ball legislation.. you would think the voters in Misery would tar and feather that clown..

Too late for the commies to save this election, it's in the bag earlier than I thought... good riddance and now the clean up can begin.
Looks to me like the dirtbag Republicans are going to control both house and senate- no thanks to them...

I will gladly vote for any Democrat that supports the Constitution and the rule of law.. and once they figure that simple truth out maybe they can once again dump the socialist crap and become Americans again.
there is a whole lot of people voting for Mitt that feel like I do but just can't allow this criminal another trip to the plate.

Mitt is a good guy but we need someone with complete dedication to restoring Constitutional principles to clean out that rat's nest of socialists that have infiltrated Washington.

Rick Kepple said...

Another pastor said that the first Obama video was taken out of context. So this is the entire video of religion and politics.
http://youtu.be/3tdoQr3BQ1g

"How dumb do you think we are, CJ?" Middy asked.

Always the lady, CJ answered intelligently and respectfully.

BTW, I'm playing it safe and voting for President Obama. I know what he's gonna do. Romney scares me.

BTW, in case Bodo is reading this; My housekeeper says that I'm mistaken about the size of my guest bed. It's a twin, not a double. Well, we can still talk.

midnightsstaff said...

sleep in shifts... we call it hotrackin' in Az..

Rick Kepple said...

A little bit of the story of Mitt Romney running Bain Capital and the destruction of 1700 jobs to "help people with retirement accounts." The first thing they did was cut safety, maintenance and cutting union positions, and bankrupted the company.

A steelworker said that he was bought out of his job, his 401K lost $400 a month and he went from $59,000 to almost $30,000 a year. His wife got cancer, no insurance and he liquidated his retirement to pay for the medical bills.

Mitt Romney said that the bankruptcy paid for the union employees 401K and they crawfished.

Gee, a choice between Mitt Romney and President Obama. I'm stumped.

http://youtu.be/z7burDcPR1Y

Rick Kepple said...

Mitt Romney called his strategies "Creative Destruction" to create jobs.

"Make a profit, that's the name of the game, right?" Romney laughed. http://youtu.be/KrKlj4Q3nSQ

If Jim thinks that Mitt Romney is going to make him money, he's nuts. Romney screwed investors and workers alike.

Rick Kepple said...

These are the people that Mitt Romney destroyed. http://youtu.be/8sniIMY96Bs

Romney destroyed lives. American lives. Romney IS Wall Street. I'm not envious of blood money.

So vote for the devil or vote for the antichrist, or drink the Kool-Aid now.

midnightsstaff said...

Well another day at the Kepple Unicorn Ranch.. not much got accomplished but then that passes for good.

Hey Jim media is not only crumbling but coming out calling a spade a spade..

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jul/22/presidential-busts/

Seems everyone is finally figuring out the failed golfer is a complete failure, yeah this thing is going to avalanche from now until after they have their convention in the newly named "Black Panther Stadium"... you might have a point at a last ditch effort to draft old churn legs but I doubt she wants anything to do with this mess now.

At least it takes the attention of the complete meltdown going on to the left of us, not only are they eating with their fingers it seems that Japanese floating mat is pretty toxic from the radiation....

those sunsets might start lingering on a whole lot longer pretty soon.
but the good news is, well... nevermind.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

Madoff is a crook; Romney is a successful businessman.

Big difference.

Jim McAllister said...

proud,

Yeah, bad choice of words. Let's say "not as young as he used to be."

However, you are still tough as ever surviving that incident up north. I'm glad you are recovering well. That had to be a difficult time.

Jim McAllister said...

Maxine Waters is a good example of how anyone can win a spot in the House these days. She brings new meaning to rude, ill mannered, ignorant, unlikable, and obnoxious.

In other words, typical liberal in over her head.

Jim McAllister said...

Who is Christian Bale?

Jim McAllister said...

CJ,

You can edit your blog by deleting the whole blog and starting over. That's the only way I know to change anything.

I know that solar power sounds wonderful but, as I said, I agree with John. At this time I definitely think it makes no sense and it will be a long time before it does.

Jim McAllister said...

Too bad Claire; live and learn when dealing with a guy like Obama.

What a sucker she and the rest of his supporters are. The guy is an out and out socialist and they love him.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

The UT has it down pat about this guy. I assume "old churn legs" is HC. LOL

In Klein's book he says that Bill was very persistent about her running against BO but she declined.

Their convention could be interesting if she changes her mind.

CJ Phoenix said...

Christian Bale is Batman right now, Jim.

Yeah, I am getting pretty sick of this whole gun control debate too.

So did you guess who invented the first air conditioner?

Jim McAllister said...

CJ,

Thanks for the info on Bale. I'm a bit behind on who's who in Hollywood these days.

Was the air conditioner guy Willis Carrier?

CJ Phoenix said...

Yes, Jim, and he did so in order to help printing production. The trick was taking moisture out of the air instead of adding it like evaporation cooling. High humidity wreaks havoc on sheet fed presses as well as ink drying times. So you have printing to thank for your comfy home & car, among other things.

Rick Kepple said...

"Madoff is a crook; Romney is a successful businessman."

You're insane, Jim. You don't know that, but you are. Prior to Madoff being caught, he was a financial genius to many people. Presently, you consider Romney to be a financial genius, but what if I were to tell you that he's worse than Madoff? You'd scoff until he was caught, wouldn't you? You'd say that I was delusional. You'd make excuses. And when, and if he's caught, you'd say that I never said it.

Rick Kepple said...

Yeah, it's too bad about the Aurora mass murder, but the government actually needs mass murder to make YOU need the government.

Mitt Romney is a happy predator who destroys jobs and calls it, "creative destruction," and Jimmy couldn't be happier.

The Bible says that the Destroyer will come and it's very possible that Mitt might win the election. They'll just fudge the numbers and it might have to go to the Supreme Court again to determine the election. Or something equally creative.

Class division gives people something to keep them busy. And our society is not actually crumbling.

Mitt said it himself. "Creative Destruction." And the government needs the fear of mass murder to make the population need the government.

midnightsstaff said...

"if you have air conditioning in your car or home, you didn't build that"- thank the printing industry.

I guess it comes down to a choice between creative destruction and just destruction this election..
..ever clear a few acres to build something?

proud said...

Madoff wasn't a financial genius,he won acclaim in the field because was running a ponzi scheme, taking money from new clients to pay unsustainably high returns to past clients, who in turn would sing his fiscal praises to potential new clients...which, when you think about it, is pretty much what the Obama administration is doing, making unsustainable promises nobody can keep for their own immediate gain, future be damned!

CJ, I never once said "nothing but oil will ever do & that any alternative source of power must be completely developed & full-effective without any help from government", I'm starting to rethink the praise I gave you for being smart. Maybe you should start reading things w/o looking through the giant chip on your shoulder? I said for now, and decades to come, oil is the essential, life blood of the worlds economy. Politicians promising to help the current economy by creating millions of new "green" jobs is absolute pie in the sky, Hand picking winners and losers based on ideology and polls,(not to mention the fact that the companies donate heavily to their campaigns) does not a better mouse trap make. Oil is the economic life blood, not because it's execs donate money, it's because THERE IS NOTING BETTER. When something better does come along, it will be a success on it's abilities not because a politician wants to look good to environmentalists. Obama has pissed away billions of taxpayers dollars to political friends in industries that can't survive on their own is not the future. In the meantime, they continue to will make lofty, undoable promises to fool the naive like you and rick and your grandkids will be driving cars, flying on planes,using electric appliances powered by oil, gas and coal.

midnightsstaff said...

Well proud, sometimes we just have to admit the obvious... she is not especially bright, just loud and opinionated.
Running her empty head yesterday over that nonsense about Solyndra proved once and for all she has no idea what is real or not.

Being an intentionally obtuse adult is not something forgiven in my book.. there is simply too much information available to live under a rock.

We have all heard that line of crap about "it doesn't matter who you vote for, just that you vote"
..no bigger line of crap has ever been foisted off on the American public than those eleven words.
Cj and her homies will always vote for the free ice cream guy, and the problem is we have nearly reached critical mass with freeshit army volunteers voting.
you have to remember this is someone who actually believes the preamble of the Constitution is the pivotal meat and potatoes of the document, everything following is negotiable.

..whatever it takes to provide that mythical "pursuit of happiness" in their version of the rubber conn-stitution is supported beginning with the voting of people in place to steal from others.

There is much too much on the line this election to worry about hurting a few fsa army volunteers feelings with the truth- we are fixing bayonets this election because this actually is the Alamo and that really is a boot on your throat you are feeling right now proud.

CJ Phoenix said...

*I never once said "nothing but oil will ever do & that any alternative source of power must be completely developed & full[y]-effective without any help from government"*

**nothing but oil will ever do: "The inconvenient truth is,there is NO viable, practicle, alternative for oil and gas."

**[And] that any alternative source of power must be completely developed & full[y]-effective without any help from government: "if...and when one does prove itself, it will take decades to make any sizable conversion." + "that's decades away from reality, meanwhile, dishonest politicians dangle warm and fuzzy green jobs as the answer to our economy and climate, pushing industries that can not exist without taxpayer freebies"

Summarizing in a paraphrase is legitimate, sweetie. Now go eat that chip that is sitting on your own shoulder.

Hey, John, did you know the electrical current was once considered an alternative source of power? And who do you think paid to run the lines that we all take for granted nowadays? Who do you think built the dams to not just collect water but also to generate power? Yup, that was largely done by government: often individual municipalities, but also states & the feds ... Because it took generations to knock the preconceived notion that ac/dc was the work of the devil out of the minds of the general public.

CJ Phoenix said...

"Cj and her homies will always vote for the free ice cream guy, and the problem is we have nearly reached critical mass with freeshit army volunteers voting."

This *I cannot argue what she is really saying so I am going to convert everything into an anti-Obama campaign* is rapidly becoming very old & passe, Middy. If you are truly as smart as you occasionally act, try thinking with your brain for a while & quit talking straight from your wallet thru your ass.

midnightsstaff said...

The Hoover dam was built by private engineering firms not government workers...

The interstate highway system was built by private engineering firms not the government.

Nuclear, coal and natural gas is produced not by government but by private engineering firms like Bechtel, GE, Westinghouse or other private engineering firms.

Our border security is provided by the government...

The only thing government can do is regulate projects and then threaten to prevent them from ever being built, just to assure we do not build them.

That's what Obama just did with Canadian oil which now is destined for China instead of Oklahoma or Alaskan oil that should be delivered instead of not used, with his aggressive attitude against America he has condemned us to having to import from Mexico or Venezuela until we can tap our own resources..

What about that Trabant you drive around beating the bushes for any job available, was it built by government?- was the home you live in built by government?- that's called section eight housing..

In the end I guess no honesty can be expected from a career buck private in the free shit army.

Rick Kepple said...

"when you think about it, is pretty much what the Obama administration is doing, making unsustainable promises nobody can keep for their own immediate gain, future be damned!"

But, all Presidents do that! The problem is that temporary solutions often become permanent.

Rick Kepple said...

"If you are truly as smart as you occasionally act, try thinking with your brain for a while & quit talking straight from your wallet thru your ass."

CJ, you have to talk to his wallet to get to Middy's brain.

I will say this for Mitt Romney. Psychologically, he is the right man to destroy Iran, Syria, Russia and China. He appears to have no conscience and will nuke every damn one of them, then go eat breakfast. There are some generals who will agree with him too. Then he will turn on Americans. Once you start a guy like Romney, you can't turn him off.

Jim McAllister said...

CJ,

How about that. For some reason I have known about Carrier for a long time and didn't have to look it up. Probably got the info from a Carrier commercial.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

I'm insane? LOL

You should listen to proud and Middy; they deal with logic, reality, and common sense. All subjects not relative to a socialist like Obama.

midnightsstaff said...

Na.. continue to pattern your life after confirmed failures... that is the real pathway to success.
I am having a hard time respecting others lately... they simply don't deserve it.

proud said...

rick, I never labeled Obama a socialist, though his policies and beliefs seem a better fit there than with capitalism. I agree, all Presidents, indeed, all politicians promise things they can never deliver on, that's why we are in a fiscal mess. There is no way to ever fund current programs, yet they keep doling out more. I think we all agree that big government is not known for doing anything efficiently or cost effectively, why should they?, IT'S NOT THEIR MONEY THEY'RE WASTING...My main knock on Obama is he wants to greatly expand government, one look at the mess all over the EU and you should see where we are headed if Obama gets reelected.


CJ never said that government shouldn't participate in developing new ideas, I just don't think they should be using billions of taxpayer dollars picking technologies,(especially ones that can't stand on their own) for ideological, and poll driven reasons, to get nice photo ops, big money campaign donations and votes. Government knew a yr.in advance that Solyndra was in deep trouble, their own audit showed it likely to go bankrupt within a year, yet, for strictly political reasons Obama threw/gave away a half billion dollars (more when you remember they have to BORROW 40% and pay interest) Irresponsibly helping himself get reelected at taxpayer expense.You and your gradkids will either pay or be effected. This nation is sitting on top of the solution to all our biggest problems, we could create jobs overnight by opening up our own natural energy sources. Personally I would push for conversion to nat. gas, thousands of jobs in drilling, piping, car truck, equip. conversions, even manufacturing home equip. so you could fill up at home, could be created, our dependence on foreign oil lessened, and a secure and lasting source of energy would be established to buy time until some alternative (in my view,more likely hydrogen)to gas/oil is developed and cost effective.

Government is needed, but it's not any real solution, with the size and reach of Obama's government...IT IS A REAL PROBLEM!

CJ Phoenix said...

"You should listen to proud and Middy; they deal with logic, reality, and common sense." Yeah, right! Here's how it really is: P2B is just torqued by what he sees as wasteful spending of his money (JUST HIS money) & because, in his shortsighted way, he doesn't perceive any benefit to himself. Middy's problem with all this is roughly the same ... EXCEPT P2B doesn't intentionally twist & make up facts to further his own point while Middy does. IOW, John is just misguided, but Middy lies like a big rotten sack of potatoes.

Just look at what Middy always says about me & my motivations even though I have told him repeatedly that I have never once voted for Obama. I am generally driven by the larger principals but, of course, that also explains why Middy just doesn't get where I am coming from and that's why he lies. And here is another example:

*The interstate highway system was built by private engineering firms not the government.*
THE TRUTH: "The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, Interstate Freeway System or the Interstate) is a network of limited-access roads, including freeways, highways, and expressways, forming part of the National Highway System of the United States. The system is named for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who championed its formation. Construction was authorized by the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, and the original portion was completed 35 years later." THE FEDERAL AID HWY ACT OF 1956: "The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, popularly known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act (Public Law 84-627), was enacted on June 29, 1956, when Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law. With an original authorization of 25 billion dollars for the construction of 41,000 miles (66,000 km) of the Interstate Highway System supposedly over a 10-year period, it was the largest public works project in American history through that time." PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS: "Public works (or internal improvements historically in the United States)are a broad category of projects, financed and constructed by the government, for recreational, employment, and health and safety uses in the greater community. They include bridges, parks, roads, municipal buildings, dams, railroads, schools, hospitals, beaches, and other, usually long-term, physical assets and facilities." (all from Wikipedia)

So, while it may be true that private engineering firms (among other types of labor) may have planned & constructed the projects, they were contracted by the government as well as paid by the government.

midnightsstaff said...

and your point is?

there are plenty of examples of public works projects that were examples of government such as the system of walls that failed during Katrina, schools and roads in Afghanistan, fire breaks in the Sierras, Caltrans in California, but nothing shows me the true depth of your ignorance as the last sentence of that incoherent screed you just posted...

"So, while it may be true that private engineering firms (among other types of labor) may have planned & constructed the projects, they were contracted by the government as well as paid by the government"

..that statement is about as stupid as anything I have ever read... the government only takes money and redirects it... it has no money without the power of confiscation, so it seems from reading that trash you don't even understand the definition of money and it's role in modern society..

Life is tough, it's even tougher if you are stupid.

midnightsstaff said...

I kind of miss old Newt as Speaker of the House, this pinko Boehner is "one of them" along with McFail, and that Rogers clown from Mexiwelfareafornia...

Worthless John needs to get retired next opportunity, what has he done differently from Zer0000?

check out this video of the Newtster standing up for another real American- Michelle Bachmann.

http://www.examiner.com/video/gingrich-defends-bachmann

..you can say what you will about Newt, he is a real American and he has most of the failings to prove it.

Jim McAllister said...

“One thing not subject to debate is what government owns. It owns nothing.”

Gary Burk, American Thinker

CJ Phoenix said...

Yep. The government owns nothing. This land & everything on it -- everything that is not privately owned, that is, & even some of that is a little questionable -- belongs to us. All of us though. Equally. But there in lies the rub because with the current amount of grift & graft & barely concealed use of money to buy influence & power, some people have grown to believe that they own the whole place & should see it run according to their personal plan.

Reminds me of an old Woodie Guthrie song.

midnightsstaff said...

Populism 101...

I guess if you really have no answer, you can always wrap up in a little old fashioned class envy rhetoric.

You really don't know what the theory of the tragedy of the commons is all about do you?- it explains why we have such devastating forest fires primarily in public forests.

No private party cares for them, they are under the care of the government so they are not managed- it also explains graffiti.

When society sees public property as "the government's" they usually hold it in contempt- which is cleaner, a public toilet or someone's private property toilet?, a simple and easily understood metaphor.

..but then that is what this topic was all about wasn't it?- Obama has nothing to offer except excuses so he goes full-on attack against the worthwhile in society accusing and implying they are mere pawns rather than sentient, rational creators of industry.

Isn't that exactly what you are attempting to do now? point out how it's always someone elses fault for your failures and never your own leaving us dependent on collectivism to survive?

it's nauseating seeing this childish attitude in anyone over thirty, but I guess I should be used to it by now...

CJ Phoenix said...

So now we are back to speaking in tired old platitudes, are we ... Whatever. I am going to continue to speak my mind whether you decide to demean & diminish in or not.

If pointing out corruption and the resulting problems makes me "envious" in your mind, so be it. But following that line of reasoning, you must be envious of everything Obama too because you just won't shut up about him.

The World According to the Lonely Catman of Tonopah ... The book sucks but I am urging everybody to buy a copy in the hope that it will finally satisfy him enough so he will retire to another country.

midnightsstaff said...

starting to miss Bodo already eh?

CJ Phoenix said...

You just wish, Middy. Try as you might, Bodo will always have the dubious distinction of being a nastier POS than you.

midnightsstaff said...

I take that as a compliment, it's one of the nicest things you have ever said about me..

Rick Kepple said...

I've been having a lot of strange dreams lately. I like dreams. It's the mind working problems out and it drifts forward in the future, the present and the past. There is a theory that you can dream to yourself in the past and say something like, invest in Apple computers in 1982. In theory, you'd wake up in a mansion! I like dreams.

I like CJ's arguments. There's just something about a hot, smart chick.

Rick Kepple said...

I'm serious dudes. The Pentagon is working on a LOT of new technology and personal time theories.

Okay, first they have proven that there are people who can "feel" the future.

Second, I've already mentioned the dreaming into the past to tell yourself in a dream not to make a mistake that you made. The military theorizes that personal time travel is not only possible, but it's been done.

Other examples are the "Time Cloaking," and they have the technology. The Pentagon took the experiment over as soon as they gained success at that university.

The government said that they would achieve time travel in the next 10 years.

Remove just one element of a predicted event will change the outcome of that event. It's the ultimate in warfare. Such as going back in time and killing some corporal in the Austrian army nearly about a hundred years ago.

midnightsstaff said...

Well Jim I started looking into that situation in Anaheim you alerted me to and the term Dystopia comes to mind..

I feel sorry for anyone having to work gangs and especially down hard side Orange and LA co.
If the shit ever does hit the fan the cops won't be able to contain it, they probably will have to resort to maintaining a fairly tight perimeter of civilization..
911 will be of little value when it gets swamped, and the people that are going to get hurt the most are the lower income folks.. as it always works out to be.

I lost count a long time ago as to how many black swans are circling like vultures around Sacramento... I will see the end of one thing in my lifetime- a sovereign state.
It wouldn't surprise me that maybe the whole state will have to be returned to a Federal territory much like Guam..
maybe it's not too late to buy some Stockton muni bonds eh?

or is it impolite to talk high finance on a local blog?

midnightsstaff said...

Well look who woke up, I gotta agree with you on one thing little brother, as you sagely put it... "There's just something about a hot, smart chick"..

Now that's something we can all agree on eh?
otherwise have you considered an aluminum foil helmet?

I haven't dreamed in a couple of years now, but I sleep like a baby.. I used to get those wild technicolor batshit crazy dreams that would stay with you for hours- and wake up more tired than when I went to bed... no more of that nonsense- now it's lights out and the pleasant slumber of an honest man... yessiree, someone out there has definitely had me in her prayers, maybe it is Mary.. boy what a nice thought that is...
So what do ya think Jimmy?- maybe there is a little shrine with my picture on it?
moon is getting gibbon- pretty nice.

midnightsstaff said...

Anyone actually watch much Olympics? I forgot they were around the corner with the political circus in town- I think that Greek babe that got banned for racist remarks is one of those "hot chicks that can think" that Rick was talking about- she is Fox network material..
I could learn Greek...haha..

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

The quote from CJ is sincere:

You just wish, Middy. Try as you might, Bodo will always have the dubious distinction of being a nastier POS than you.

Now, you know what she thinks of you. Multiply that by a few hundred times and you have her opinion of Bodo.

It started in June, 2007 on my Plugged-in blog. Bozo had just joined the bloggers and he was really a first class jerk, especially with CJ and Blue. He loved trying to push women around but both of them gave it back to him double and he deserved it.

Your comments to CJ sound like Norman Vincent Peale compared to the nastiness and vitriol he threw at those girls. I was proud of them for not backing down.

In this case the bully more than met his match.

midnightsstaff said...

Another great response from another blog... thought I would share it..

.."Give Obama a break, he really believes this idiocy. In fact, he's lived it:

About that autobiographical memoir you wrote. You didn't write it. Somebody else wrote it for you.

About that Nobel Peace Prize. You didn't earn it. Someone else awarded it to you.

Given the overwhelming literary proof that he didn't write "Dreams From My Father" or do anything to deserve the Peace prize, it's only natural for him to believe that anything that anyone has was a gift from someone else. In fact, his life is devoid of real accomplishments, except for getting elected time and time again"

Pretty good stuff eh...

Rick Kepple said...

Bodo joined your blog in June, 2007? That's interesting. It's nothing though. Just curious.

So, I understand that the NRA or is it, N.R.A. is suggesting to legislators that a mandatory background check and waiting period be imposed on Hollywood movies, before the public can see them. Apparently John Boehner applauded that suggestion and many legislators agree?

I figured their usefulness would eventually come to an end at some time.

I see where SN is playing Washington D.C. cause she's a big supporter of the Democrats. I guess Hillary Clinton is a big SN fan.

Rick Kepple said...

I just read that Mitt Romney invested in Stericycle, a company that disposes of human fetuses from abortion clinics. So how is he pro-life?

But like an investor told me; "if it's legal, why not make money from it? If the American people don't like it, we can just redistribute all our wealth overseas."

But I'm no better than the rich. I believe in investing in firearms because war is profitable and people want to die anyway. It's why they smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol. I was thinking of investing with Raytheon.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Most of us who follow this stuff knew that Obama would eventually hang himself with some REALLY stupid statements like the you didn't build it error. It was just a matter of time.

I'm half through Klein's book "The Amateur" and if even half of what he says is true of this guy, it is is really a discredit to this country that the show business SOB ever got elected.

Even Rev. Wright is not that complimentary of him. I'll pass the book to you if you want to read it.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

Bodo was never an original blogger on Plugged-In.

In December of 2006, 12 of us who applied were chosen and he was not among us.

At our first meeting, the magic 12 were all pumped to write blogs and have a good time with it. However,
most of them never wrote anything and were removed from the list.

In June of 2007, Bodo called me and asked about becoming a blogger. I told him to call Robert Leger at the Republic which he did. Leger put him on simply because most of the other bloggers had all quit other than Bob Amento and me.

If not for the originals not writing, Bodo would have never seen the light of day on the Plugged-In blogs.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah... put me on the list- re reading Mark Levin's excellent book, "Liberty and Tyranny" it's one of the best books on what is going on right now.

But you're right, the jig is up so to speak, America has been treated to a real time, in your face lesson on the dangers of socialism... and unwinding these problems is much harder than sowing the seeds of destruction..

I still have a book written in 1973 named "The Liberal lMiddle Class" by Richard L. Cutler.. the message in 1973 was the same message as today..

..simply put all reasonable, honest people instinctively know the reason for liberal failure, it always begins with the same flawed foundation- class envy and ends with confiscation of private property and a malthusian inspired police state.

Actually once the fog of leftist obfuscation clears we can realize what the commie was talking about last week is affirmative action when he said people were benefiting from something they don't deserve.

Rick Kepple said...

I got set up by the rich to fail when I was invited to blog on azcentral. The shrink said that someone was trying to push me to suicide.

These days, I write on Facebook for people to prepare for when the rich are trying to starve us out. They are the enemy. I encourage people to buy firearms, ammo, and to stock up on food. I help develop strategies for the militia near Branson and advise them to remain passive until the rich start the dance.

Rich folks in my area told me that they plan to redistribute all their wealth overseas to destroy the American working class. They said this just the other day on a rich man's blog. They said that THEIR money pays for everything and they admitted they are at war with ordinary Americans and using poverty to break us.

The rich can't win. There are billions of people against them.

midnightsstaff said...

"Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says he supports Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s re-election because he believes Manchin is not beholden to short-sighted political interests.

Coburn recently gave $250 to Manchin’s re-election campaign.

“I think he votes thinking about the long-term interests of the country. We don’t agree on everything but he’s a good guy,” Coburn told The Hill"

Jim, Coburn is one of the good guys in this skit, what the hell is anyone supporting the election of a socialist over any Republican... do you see the problem with the GOP today?
how the hell are we supposed to gain the Senate and dispatch Harry Reid with this type of subterfuge?

And then we see that another RINO is allowed to pander the audience with no repercussions from Republican leadership...

.."Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) has endorsed Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) in her Senate bid, a surprising move since the seat could be in play for Republicans this fall.

Young praises Hirono for working across the aisle in the lighthearted web ad, in which he repeatedly jokes about criticizing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) before hugging Hirono at the end.

“While Mazie and I don’t see eye to eye on everything, we’ve done something too many people in Washington refuse to cross the aisle and do: We’ve worked together,” Young said in the ad, and praises Hirono for working with him to protect funding for education programs for native Alaskans and Hawaiians. “If you’re looking for a United States senator who doesn’t just talk about bipartisanship but actually knows how to work with Republicans and Democrats to get things done, Mazie Hirono will be that senator.”

There is no leadership in the GOP and evidently they are not serious about cleaning up the mess, that worthless Boehner should have called this guy in the office and read him the rules and told him he would be looking at no support nor any positions in the current House structure.

connect the dots- Boehner, McConnell McCain and a few other turncoats to Liberty have to go.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Manchin is not what you would call a typical liberaL dEMOCRAT. rEMEMBER THIS AD A COUPLE YEARS AGO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIJORBRpOPM

I think he has crossed over on some other stuff too. I don't think he has much use for Obama.

I don't know anything about the Alaska guy but you are right; with the votes being so close we need solidarity within the Republican ranks.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

Have a few cups of coffee and try again on your 9:29 comment because as it currently stands, it is nonsense.

Thanks also for reinforcing why I know I made a smart decision to not join Facebook.

midnightsstaff said...

Problem is... we need to get rid of Harry Reid.. if he gets 51 democrats... guess who is the next leader of the Senate... this is the time for some strategic thinking not some feel good inclusion statement... when Manchin refutes the democrats and comes out as a something other then maybe...
just remember, we tried that before...

twitter is down across the globe right now.

Jim McAllister said...

Twitter also went down a couple of weeks ago. What a sick society this is. At that time some people were quoted as saying "My life is over" and "I can't function without Twitter."

What a bunch of losers who can't live without some dumb ass 140 character nonsense messages.

Twitter is for twits.

Jim McAllister said...

Although I am also not a member of Facebook, I can see the logic for it with those who like to keep in touch with friends and family, post photos, keep up to date, etc.

I have no need to do those things so I will never be a member. If this blog isn't enough, someone can call me or write me a letter.

I would add "send a telegram" but I don't think telegrams exist any more much to the chagrin of old character actors like Billy Benedict and George Chandler who played Western Union boys in many old films.

My lack of fascination with Facebook stems from the cartoon you sent me stating that "If they give it to you for free; you are no longer the customer. You have become the product."

So true!

Rick Kepple said...

I have no clue of what cartoon you speak of. Hell, I got to write down about everything these days.

True. No telegrams.

I really don't write letters. They are troublesome. I have written many rambling letters to SN fan club and only received one smartassed reply. It took me six months to write a nice one-page letter to Barbara Eden, but she like SN will never respond to the likes of me. She apparently wrote back to the millionaire investor in Malaysia, but he is her peer.

And it is rude behavior for me to call Jim McAllister or SN. I don't know your number and it's none of my business. It is perfectly acceptable for a wealthy person to call the likes of me.

The fact is that I bitch a lot of the inequality and abuse, but in reality, there isn't a damned thing that I can do, except buy guns and prepare to eat tree squirrels if I must to survive. I am at the mercy of the wealthy. My betters.

steve buzzardo said...

"Have a few cups of coffee and try again on your 9:29 comment because as it currently stands, it is nonsense"

LOL
Hey Jim, sounds like Obama without a teleprompter.

I agree about facebook, but you are wrong about Twitter. its the fastest way to get news from any source in the world.

"The Great One" Mark Levin is on twitter, are you calling him a twit?

"I am calling on Obama to release the names of the drug dealers from whom he bought his drugs all those years he was a (self-admitted) dope head." - Mark Levin

midnightsstaff said...

Best voice in radio today.. "The Great One"...

..what is this "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee DG" making another drive by appearance? or have I got you and the boxer mixed up?

Guess I missed you at Arnold's the other day, hope you are knocking a few of them down in a bad economy..

..sometimes there is nothing you can do but keep on pickin' dem up an layin' em down hoping for something to come up-

I just hope I'm dead wrong about next year- but I still can't get any takers...

midnightsstaff said...

Besides I kind of take offense at that remark about our brave president, there really isn't much else about the guy except for his choom gang days that makes me feel like he is even human, much less likeable..

..think about it- how many dollars spent to seal all records from that phony birth certificate to his days at Columbia including what would be normal friends other than terrorists and slimy Chicago criminal element..

And like the Clintons, a trail of mysterious deaths to people with intimate knowledge of his bath house antics, cocaine use and marxist involvement..
yeah.. now Barry's getting all religious and shaking down big cannabis in California and calling the IRS on donors to Mitt Romney, this fits the mold of a sociopathic dictator.

you can't tell me that just listening to that arrogant empty headed voice of his doesn't just drive you up the wall..
it sure does me.

So lay off the only redeeming quality some of us can find in what is obviously a complete, utter subhuman failure.. what?- only a hundred or so days until V-C day..

Victory over Communism.. I can't frick'n wait to vote...

Jim McAllister said...

Buzz,

It's amazing how much that prompter means to him.

A couple years ago he was speaking to kids in a kindergarten or 1st grade class and he is using the damned prompter along with the security shields and everything else for such a visit. Comical stuff.

Those kids had no idea who he was nor did they give a damn about what he said.

I realize hat everyone is on Twitter but I have no use for it. I'm tired of hearing how some dumb ass athlete who can't spell his own name just told his 20 million "followers" about his new ridiculous contract.

It's a good thing Twitter doesn't require correct spelling or it would have been out of business a long time ago.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

what is this "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee DG" making another drive by appearance? or have I got you and the boxer mixed up?

Guess I missed you at Arnold's the other day, hope you are knocking a few of them down in a bad economy..


What the hell does that mean?

midnightsstaff said...

Is this 2012??-"never mind!!"

Jim McAllister said...

LOL! Waiter! More sauerkraut! and be quick about it!

steve buzzardo said...

hey, do they serve sauerkraut at Armold's?

midnightsstaff said...

they reserve the right to refuse service to anyone... not just saurkraut..

Rick Kepple said...

Well, I should apologize to Jim. Everyone is working so hard to make Jim feel happy. It's like he's getting ready to step up on stage, turn on the podium light and read an excerpt from his latest book, on backorder, of course. J.K. Rowling wished she could write nonfiction as well. People love his books of the old days and with all the details of what was, and better days gone by. His words are a lesson of how life could be so much easier; so less complicated. Tears will be wept over Jim's books. Wishes said. The second most popular book behind the Bible, written by Jim McAllister.

midnightsstaff said...

Book signing and a wine tasting party at Jim's, just waiting for him to get it published... good stuff, Boone's farm or better.

Actually Jim was mentioned in the Bible.. called him James which probably confused you..

... yet the question remains... is that even possible??

Mike slater said...

Jim, I kinda miss old Bodo. He was always good for a laugh or two especially when the subject of guns came up. He was an anti-gun liberal and didn't think anyone should own guns.

I asked him once what he would do if he was being mugged or carjacked and he said he would run away. This coming from a guy in his late 70's.

CJinPhoenix said...

http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/

midnightsstaff said...

I feel kinda bad about the way I tossed it right back in Bodo's face..
na- not really.

I have yet to meet the liberal that will willingly take his own money and give it to complete strangers for nothing, yet that's exactly what they think we should do.
..any way you slice it liberalism can be classified as a mental disorder.

Issues like lowering marginal rates actually generating more revenue has been proved again and again, why this argument is still discussed is something I can't explain except the communist mind wants power more than money..

Your ability to carry in public benefits him without he even participating, just the notion that someone can be a threat to the average coward criminal is enough to make them respect a bit whether you deserve it or not..

not that anyone would respect "The Bodo" anyway..

Jim McAllister said...

Buzz,

I know a trendy bar in Cincinnati called Arnold's but don't know of a place around here by that name. Is it a west side thing or is Middy flying on Percoset again?

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

Actually, my memoirs in hardback (and soon to be available in paperback at fine bookstores everywhere and Amazon) have PASSED the Bible in sales.

Critics claim that my descriptive, interesting, and fluid style make it a must read than can't be laid down.

It's prepriced $29.95 and Amazon has it for $25.95 because they don't pay sales taxes much to the chagrin of Paula Pennypacker.

Anyone who buys a copy can send it to me for an autograph and brief salutation. You must pay the freight both directions.

How do I get away with it? I'm a celebrity dammit!

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

Yeah, a lot of dumb liberals probably think they can run away from a bullet or reason with the shooter. That thinking matches their overall mentality which includes no clue about the reality in this world.

Personally, like you, I'd prefer my own firepower. My chamber holds 5 and I always have backup.

Jim McAllister said...

"..any way you slice it liberalism can be classified as a mental disorder."

I agree.

"not that anyone would respect "The Bodo" anyway."

He is an interesting case. In a sense, I feel sorry for him because he can never live up to the high standards he would like us to believe about him.

On the other hand he is a despicable, arrogant, obnoxious, unlikable clown who thinks he is a tough guy with women when in actuality he is just a laughable bully.

Did I saw he is also ill mannered and rude? Yeah, that too.

midnightsstaff said...

Looking at the news headlines this morning like most is reminiscent of turning on the light and watch the roaches run...
a little reservation talk- except they don't pay the bill so no lights.

.."Feces From Homeless Plagues San Fran Subway Escalators, 'Gumming Up Gears, Wheels"... we need to deal with the homeless situation before the final solution swings into place..

.."Homeland' video gives tips to survive a shooter"... really? are we making videos on this type of stuff?

.."Top Immigration Officials Describe Border Chaos Resulting From Obama Policy"...

.."Dem. Rep wants a govt. to label "cancer free" products"...

.."Furious protests expose Anaheim's deep racial divisions"...

.."Barack Obama Sr: 'Nothing Stopping Gov't From Taxing 100% Of Income"...

and of course some good news...
.. "POLL: ROMNEY PULLS TO 5 POINT LEAD"..

seems like nothing gets fixed anymore, of course things like Anaheim being a cesspool of diversity something everyone who has been there since California became a re distributive paradise can never be fixed with governmental mixed messages..

Ya know why California has over a third of the entire nation's welfare?

It's because they never did what every other state did in Clinton's term and made the parasites look for a job..
..and that's exactly what Obama did to the rest of the nation last week- gave the worthless eaters a reason to vote for him and not America..

Obama wants to metastasize more parasites..
and this will continue until Romney actually cleans up the mess..
and like a good mormon he will..

midnightsstaff said...

Oh and like I was telling you that it's now illegal to catch rainwater...

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/oregon-man-sentenced-30-days-jail-collecting-rainwater-his-property

yes this is the very type of fascist society that Cj approves..

Rick Kepple said...

Jim, I'll be meeting Bodo on Monday. I appreciate CJ for her opinion. She often speaks the truth and she speaks from her heart. That's what I like best about CJ. I may not agree with her, but I can always count on her honest opinion.

I said that rain would begin about August 4. So the National Weather Service changed the forecast.

On August 3, rain starts moving in, they say. It's the Enchanted Farmstead, Jim. The forest always knows.

Rick Kepple said...

Some chick connected to the entertainment industry just told me that I'm "super conservative and hateful," after I disagreed with the boycott of Chick-Fil-A.

It's started an entire discussion of what is really going on in the world. She's got Muslim friends. She is probing for answers of what I know, but I don't know why.

Facebook, where else?

Rick Kepple said...

Sometimes Middy has a good point, but sometimes he just writes without researching just to attack CJ, and all he does is give her more ammunition. And it proves my point of the Democrats and Republicans working together.

http://naturalresourcereport.com/2011/08/2011-session-and-water-rights/

For the first time in history, the Oregon House of Representatives are equally split. They have house co-speakers and no majority and no minority speaker.

What Middy failed to note in his rant is that the guy going to jail for collecting rainwater, violated a 1925 law. It's 2012. I think most legislators who wrote the 1925 law are dead.

The 1925 law says that streams running into rivers belong to the people of Oregon and can't be diverted.

However, I can understand Middy's anger, since there are lawmakers, even in Missouri, wanting to put meters on farm wells. I would imagine this enforcement of a 1925 law has more with eventually charging for collected rainwater by anyone. And as Oregon proves, it's both Democrats and Republicans doing this.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.mvass.com/2012/07/18/us-children-as-illegal-aliens-in-mexico/

I wonder how many idiots that think we are too harsh has any idea how bastardized American citizens of illegals are treated when they go back to Hell..

What does that have to do Rick with the fact that the federal government under the commerce clause has upheld the shutting down of operations, and the improvement of private property under specious argument?- just what business is it for any governmental agency to tell someone if they can collect rainwater, dam it up or any other damn thing they want to do with it?
Wouldn't that fall under his rights to "the pursuit of happiness" which according to some is the most important section of the US Constitution...

It's under this "interstate commerce clause" the federal judges justify taking property or rendering it useless, or in the brave new world subject it to fiat seizure under the newly expanded eminent domain powers of any governmental agency for any reason..

If you notice Jackass.. the ponds on his property were addressed in 2003 and he was given a permit for them, in any reasonable court that action would have given him protection under a grandfather clause.. which is a common judicial interpretation..

If you hadn't fried you brain on drugs years ago you might have noticed that the owner was granted a permit in 2003 which means now they are exposing him to double jeopardy in effect.

maybe you should focus on something more your forte.. stalking someone, maybe a rock star or some pompous assclown that may or may not be coming to dinner.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Why am i not surprises? Oregon and Washington are two of the most liberal minded states. Ridiculous shit; IO hope that guy beats it.

Jim McAllister said...

.think about it- how many dollars spent to seal all records from that phony birth certificate to his days at Columbia including what would be normal friends other than terrorists and slimy Chicago criminal element..

And the worst part is that no one ever bothered to really challenge him on anything.

I don't care what the libs say about that phony birth certificate; I want to see the one with his footprint.

The Rasmussan poll is promising, 5 points and Gallup still has Romney by 1 point. Other polls like favorability and best with the economy are looking good too.

Any good incumbent would have a big lead by now.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

I don't care much for the food at Chick fil-a but I support them. They own the business and can do what the hell they want.

If people want to be gay that is fine with me as long as I don't have to participate. But, they are not yet in the mainstream and for them to stage boycotts of companies who disagree with their lifestyle is silly.

I think Chick's business will now increase with extra support they get from the non gay community.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

The guy in Oregon says the water is strictly from rainwater runoff and snow melt and that he hasn't diverted any streams. I believe him. Even in AZ where rain usually evaporates before it hits the ground, we occasionally see runoff ponds during the monsoon.

It's just more liberal government bullshit nonsense. I hope the guy gets a good lawyer.

One of the ponds has been there 37 years! What took them so long? They must have found out the guy is a Republican!

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

maybe you should focus on something more your forte.. stalking someone, maybe a rock star or some pompous assclown that may or may not be coming to dinner.

LOL! How would you like to be a mouse in the corner of that double-wide and listen to that dinner conversation? I hope Rick has some nice squirrel marinating for the occasion.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1YQDjpuY_U&feature=player_embedded#!
He got a standing O.. yeah.. that's what I'm talking about!

a real American..

This nation is ready to explode with jobs if we can just get the Statist mentality out of the way...

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I watch that this morning; Rep. Kelly was very impressive in pointing out the nonsense of government regulations. Imagine how many govt. jobs could be eliminated by getting rid of guys like the one whose job it is to measure the distance of the mirror from the sink.

Govt. is full of that kind of crap. It's sooooooo important that no one be offended. What a bunch of thinned skin losers we have in Washington starting at the White House and dripping down.

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