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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

THE DUMB GET DUMFOUNDED

A friend from Pennsylvania on Google+ posted this the other day and I liked it so much I want to pass it on. My normal blogs are about 500 words and this is about twice that length but I think once you start reading it, you won't consider it too long.

It concerns one man's way of proving to the naysayers the folly of Obamacare:

I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning and was seated behind a group of jubilant individuals celebrating the coming implementation of the health care bill. I could not finish my breakfast. This is what ensued:

They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes. I heard a young man exclaim, “Isn’t Obama like Jesus Christ? I mean, after all, he is healing the sick.” 

A young woman enthusiastically proclaimed, “Yeah, and he does it for free. I cannot believe anyone would think that a free market wouldn't work for health care.” 

Another said, "The stupid Republicans want us all to starve to death so they can inherit all of the power. Obama should be made a Saint for what he did for those of us less fortunate.” 

At this, I had more than enough. I arose from my seat, mustering all the restraint I could find, and approached their table. “Please excuse me; may I impose upon you for one moment?” 

They smiled and welcomed me to the conversation. I stood at the end of their table, smiled as best I could and began an experiment.

“I would like to give one of you my house. It will cost you no money and I will pay all of the expenses and taxes for as long as you live there. Anyone interested?” 

They looked at each other in astonishment. “Why would you do something like that?” asked a young man, “There isn’t anything for free in this world.” They began to laugh at me, as they did not realize this man had just made my point. 

“I am serious, I will give you my house for free, no money whatsoever. Anyone interested?” 

In unison, a resounding “Yeah” fills the room. “Since there are too many of you, I will have to make a choice as to who receives this money-free bargain.” 

I noticed an elderly couple was paying attention to the spectacle unfolding before their eyes, the old man shaking his head in apparent disgust. 

“I tell you what; I will give it to the one of you most willing to obey my rules.” 

Again, they looked at one another, an expression of bewilderment on their faces. 

The perky young woman asked, “What are the rules?” 

I smiled and said, “I don’t know. I have not yet defined them. However, it is a free home that I offer you.” 

They giggled amongst themselves, the youngest of which said, “What an old coot. He must be crazy to give away his home. Go take your meds, old man.” 

I smiled and leaned into the table a bit further. “I am serious, this is a legitimate offer.” 

They gaped at me for a moment.  “I’ll take it you old fool. Where are the keys?” boasted the youngest among them. 

“Then I presume you accept ALL of my terms then?” I asked. 

The elderly couple seemed amused and entertained as they watched from the privacy of their table. “Oh, yeah! Where do I sign up?” 

I took a napkin and wrote, “I give this man my home, without the burden of financial obligation, so long as he accepts and abides by the terms that I shall set forth upon consummation of this transaction.”
I signed it and handed it to the young man who eagerly scratched out his signature. 

“Where are the keys to my new house?” he asked in a mocking tone of voice. 

All eyes were upon us as I stepped back from the table, pulling the keys from pocket and dangling them before the excited new homeowner.

“Now that we have entered into this binding contract, witnessed by all of your friends, I have decided upon the conditions you are obligated to adhere to from this point forward:

“You may only live in the house for one hour a day. You will not use anything inside of the home. You will obey me without question or resistance. I expect complete loyalty and admiration for this gift I bestow upon you. You will accept my commands and wishes with enthusiasm, no matter the nature. Your morals and principles shall be as mine. You will vote as I do, think as I do and do it with blind faith. These are my terms. Here are your keys.” 

I reached the keys forward and the young man looked at me dumbfounded. “Are you out of your mind? Who would ever agree to those ridiculous terms?” the young man appeared irritated. 

“You did when you signed this contract before reading it, understanding it and with the full knowledge that I would provide my conditions only after you committed to the agreement.” 

The elderly man chuckled as his wife tried to restrain him. I was looking at a now silenced and bewildered group of people. 

“You can shove that stupid deal up your a** old man. I want no part of it!” exclaimed the now infuriated young man. 

“You have committed to the contract, as witnessed by all of your friends. You cannot get out of the deal unless I agree to it. I do not intend to let you free now that I have you ensnared. I am the power you agreed to. I am the one you blindly and without thought chose to enslave yourself to. In short, I am your Master.” 

At this, the table of celebrating individuals became a unified group against the unfairness of the deal.

After a few moments of unrepeatable comments and slurs, I revealed my true intent. 

“What I did to you is what this administration and congress did to you with the health care legislation. I easily suckered you in and then revealed the real cost of the bargain. Your folly was in the belief that you can have something you did not earn, and for that which you did not earn, you willingly allowed someone else to think for you. Your failure to research, study and inform yourself permitted reason to escape you. You have entered into a trap from which you cannot flee. Your only chance of freedom is if your new Master gives it to you. A freedom that is given can also be taken away. Therefore, it is not freedom at all.” 

With that, I tore up the napkin and placed it before the astonished young man. “This is the nature of your new health care legislation.”

I turned away to leave these few in thought and contemplation -- and was surprised by applause. 

The elderly gentleman, who was clearly entertained, shook my hand enthusiastically and said, “Thank you, Sir. These kids don’t understand liberty .” 

He refused to allow me to pay my bill as he said, “You earned this one. It is an honor to pick up the tab.” 

I shook his hand in thanks, leaving the restaurant somewhat humbled and sensing a glimmer of hope for my beloved country.

Remember... Four boxes keep us free: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box. 

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the American Government
take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."


Henry Ford


133 comments:

PROUD said...

Jim, not sure if you saw the Jon Stewart show yesterday? He had Sect. Sibelius on and actually grilled her about O-Care. Here's the interview in part (about 10 pretty funny yet uncomfortable if your the sect.minutes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZiiS2XGHt0

At the end of the show Stewart signed off by telling the audience that Sibelius just might be LYING, this one's worth a look at 26 seconds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOM8SJ0KUrc

midnightsstaff said...

That cartoon from 1941 I pasted up yesterday and everyone ignored had a clear cut message, it was the ageless message of personal responsibility.

At one time that was the default message responsible people communicated in both word and deed; no longer.
We have suffered too many generations of ill informed, narcissistic youth that have unlimited appetite without means to provide.

I can guarantee that possibly mythical group of kids left the room, re engaged with their peers and within a day had forgotten the whole lesson and were back to counting their booty before it hatches..
..the shock will be enormous..

There is only one true lesson stupid, selfish people seem able to learn- it's called a beat down.

Therefore I cease to have much sympathy for that type of group because they don't sound like Americans to me,
I just hate to spend my final days stepping over bodies.

Anonymous said...

A point well taken and well put, Jim!

This is an Obama 'give-away' for the young generation who regards ‘work for what you get’ as the anthem of the 'old generation.' This is the generation that believes in the Zero Interest Rate hype, and the - all you can eat for one price offerings.

Quality of consumption means nothing to them – “That’s old people talk.”

They don’t or won't understand that in less than 7 years, if Obamacare goes through, there will be an ever increasing tax on their yearly tax withholding: a tax that will never go down but only up.

Allen

midnightsstaff said...

Jamie Dimon has his nuts in a vise, I heard he threatened 401's, last week he threatened Social Security.. what the House should do if it were a legitimate representative of the American little guy would be to simply send fully funded bills to the Senate piecemeal and let them and Shazam veto them.. declare a motion of Sine Die like Karl Denniger suggested and go fishing...
let the clock work for you.. but like I said these guys are playing for the same team so that will never happen.

.."Oh... Miley's twerking.. gotta go".
..this nation deserves what it is getting that's the sad part.

Pevie Hicks said...

Give a man hope of getting a job, he will vote Democrat for a year.

Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone, free Internet, food stamps, section 8 housing, free contraceptives, ninety-nine weeks of unemployment, free health care and free medicine, he will vote Democrat the rest of his life.

(And several more times after he's dead)

midnightsstaff said...

So when is someone going to demand we take back our national parks from this gestapo and give custody of them back to the individual states?

Now 21 people have been charged and have to appear in fed. court for violating arbitrary federal shutdown rules as a result of them punishing the citizens for not giving them an unlimited credit card.
And frankly I think the Parks Dept are a bunch of moral cowards for allowing themselves to become brownshirts.
What's going to happen when someone goes postal over one of little barry's childish pranks and kills someone?
..are there any adults left in the room?- this is anything but the second coming of Profiles in Courage.

The Constitution is history unless we break out the ropes and cleanse the nation of this cancer.

..Jim, sorry to jack the topic but no one's saying anything anyway..

Jim McAllister said...

From: Len

Jim,

Thanks for the update. Always enjoy your writing.

Len Marcisz

Jim McAllister said...

From: Jim Johnson

It is a pretty potent story, too bad many of the younger generation have been so poorly educated as to not see through the "free" sham that Obamacare is.

Jim Johnson

Jim McAllister said...

From: Sonny

Hi Jim!

Hope you and Barb are doing well.......Do you mind if I post your
last blog on Facebook?......There are a lot of people who need to hear
the message......and speaking of obummercare....enjoy the pic of our
new primary care physician...lol.....God Bless!....Sonny


Jim McAllister said...

PROUD,

Great excerpt. I would hate to be interviewd by Stewart. ALTHOUGH HE IS AND OUT AND OUT LIB, THE GUY IS SMART AS HELL AS PROVEN BY HIS DISMANTLING of Sibelius.

My favorite comment was her reply to what about those who don't sign up: "They have to pay a fine." As if that is some kind of solution!

I have to hand it to Stewart: He ate her lunch.

Mike Slater said...

Jim, great article. Kids today are products of liberal public education and liberal colleges. They can't think for themselves and believe anything liberals tell them.

I was watching Hannity the other night and he had a panel of college students on. Some were Republican and some were Democrats. The more I listened to them the more depressed I got. They were for gay marriage, most were for Obamacare and immigration reform (amnesty). Sad what this country has become.

On the lighter side the new AP poll has Obummers approval rating at 37%.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Do you think the bear learned a lesson?

Jim McAllister said...

Allen,

I've said it for years and as monotonous as it may get I still believe that doing a hitch in the military did a lot of good for guys as far as teaching respect and the tenacity to make it on one's own.

We now live in a "give it to me" society with no regard for earning what one gets. I think its the pride that one earns in the military that propels a lot of us into shaking our heads in disgust over the "takers."

Then there is the jealousy factor of those who hate anyone who busted their ass to get rich. They feel wealth should be divided regardless of effort applied.

Obama has instilled that mentality.

Jim McAllister said...

Oh, yes. We need to follow a talentless twerking twerp.

Sometime I have to pinch myself after watching these idiots.

Jim McAllister said...

Pevie,

Sad but true. It wasn't always that way. Pride is a thing of the past.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

Fortunately there are still some good young leaders out there who haven't been poisoned by the freebie mentality of liberalism.

Let's hope things run in cycles like we always hear and the Obama mentality cycle is on its way into extinction.

Jim McAllister said...

I think the House is doing the right thing by passing piecemeal legislation to help the vets, etc. It shows a more compassionate side of them while Harry Reid keeps blustering about what anarchists the House is.

I'm glad the dems have Reid; just to look at that shriveled old loudmouth is enough to turn many off.

I only hope that Boehner doesn't start crying!

midnightsstaff said...

My point was in that age there was a common denominator of morality that ran through the American population.
The story was timeless, it was merely an adaptation of the ant and the grasshopper story with a bit of the golden rule thrown in; kids were given sometimes not so subtle messages that promoted values that built this nation, such as saving for a rainy day..
Ninety percent of 'mericans right now don't have ten thousand dollars to their name, they have adapted to living from Visa bill to paycheck each month and frankly it appears they have become debt slaves already. With this mentality there is little reason they fear becoming what they have already been living for five years.

Today you can't watch the cartoons on tv, Gay and Lesbian lifestyles, the single mom family, and cartoon figures carrying the AIDS virus are the new heroes of our times.. that is what kids are watching eating their bowl of corn fructose laced empty calories in front of Big Brother's propaganda machine presents.. no wonder they become feral problems for society.

I guess it wasn't such a good point after all because nobody else seems interested- same with the outrageous lockout and arrest of citizens who have broken no law right here in our own state.

Anyone watching the spectacle of a sitting president ranting his line of insanity for the past month and still denies the possibility of demon possession makes me wonder about their own mental health.
Andrea Mitchell sold her soul a long time ago, anyone watching Duffy tear her a new asshole on live tv has to agree.

It's not that hard to present a valid argument when you have the foundation of truth for guideposts, I doubt he will ever get invited back because she is incapable of learning a damn thing.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

No question, it is a timeless story and you're right; that mentality has sadly escaped today's world where hard word and securing goals is nor what it used to be.
Guys like us were taught never to live beyond our means and we knew the value of a dollar and the importance of "saving for a rainy day."

Obama's presidency is such a joke and the situation occurring now is a good example why. The guy has no clue how to negotiate or legislate. He just keeps throwing liberal nonsense at us and we are supposed to obey.

Did you watch POUD's clip from John Stewart? Sibelius was a total ass.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah.. the emperor has no clothes and everyone is getting a pretty good look at government in operation.

I haven't missed them closing the doors.. have you?

PROUD said...

Just read where the government projected the cost to set up the Health Care Exchange website at $93 million....

Three years later the actual cost was seven times that at $635 million....

Off by seven times isn't that bad for something done by government, after all, it's OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY THEY ARE SPENDING) until you realize that EVERYONE is calling it a total failure....

PROUD said...

Got you covered:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX5gxFIec8Y

midnightsstaff said...

Well are you getting ready for the big cave in?..
I think we have had enough theater for a while, it's time for Boehner to just fold that straight flush and let communism's broken straight take the pot.

I suppose it will later after the damage is done be found out to have been another deal made probably with additional mandate exemptions and a promise to not fight the immigration bill we are going to have shoved up our ass just like the Unaffordable Health Care act.

Hurry and send the GOP some more campaign contributions so they can continue to fight for our rights-

"Oh but they tried so hard"...

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah that's a pretty good video but unfortunately no one will see it.

They have pretty much insulated themselves from reality, it will take an avoidable death in their family to get the attention of the average voting fool.

I have so much contempt for the Obama voter right now there is no way to express it.
If dying in a waiting room or outside a hospital is what it takes then that is what it will be.
The fool has spoken.

..“In a way, the world-view of the Party imposed itself most successfully on people incapable of understanding it. They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening. By lack of understanding they remained sane. They simply swallowed everything, and what they swallowed did them no harm, because it left no residue behind, just as a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird.”

-George Orwell, 1984

Now we see what ten years of being humiliated at the boarding line by TSA was all about... softening the beach..

Jim McAllister said...

PROUD,

Great commercial; let's see how long that runs before it is pulled.

What do you think of the latest from Boehner that Middy mentions above?

I have to go with him on this one. It looks like Boehner is caving again to the a-hole.

I started worrying about this the other day when Boehner came on the mike with watery eyes. Thjere is no such thing as a "temporary" with Obama.

midnightsstaff said...

3.5 years and nearly a billion dollar budget, more than the cost of all other social media websites and an utter failure..

It was intentional, people like to laugh at government ineptitude, it makes them feel so superior.

But what this represents from the 1-800-fuck yo phone number to the mind numbing website dead ends to the illegal arrests of WWII vets at open air memorials is the bottom line and that is the law is in effect and you (the fool) will be held to stringent standards with no mercy... plus the longer they put off letting the fool find out the hard truth by giving them another dose of bread and circus designed to amuse the fool on the way to the ovens the tighter that noose will be.

My daughter was interviewing prospective hires for her company she works at last week and finally offered an 11.50 hr. position to a gal with a Masters degree in psychology.. and she had a whole stack of similar to choose from.
let that sink in.. this person was hoping to just get away from a career in fast food, hoping to at least work in a civilized environment.- which the world of f.f. is definitely not one of.. sad and it's going to get a whole lot worse.

midnightsstaff said...

Sorry to keep barging in but just this morning up here in the mean streets we were all given a lesson in the difference between central control and local control..

A guy was banging on my door at 7.30 telling everyone a water main had broken and they would have to shut down service in about an hour.
they did and the water is back on..
If the Federal Government was in charge the first thing they would have done is shut off the water and then get a study going on how to approach it beginning with an environmental impact study.

Bottom line - we would probably be without water for a month and face a large rate hike as a result.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/pistol/9mm/

..a handy link to give you an idea of availability and pricing of ammo in today's market...

PROUD said...

Like you guys, I am sure Boehner will cave, I just hope he takes it to the point where Obama has to sit down and negotiate. There should be no rush, the tide seems to have turned, people are now seeing that it's Ried and Obama that are shutting things by refusing to negotiate....

midnightsstaff said...

http://investmentwatchblog.com/obama-administration-proposes-2300-page-new-constitution/

..this ok with everyone??

midnightsstaff said...

Well it appears the Weeping Cheeto has just sold us out..
They have kept their streak of absolute failure intact..

I knew it was over when I read Dr. Thomas Sowell's excellent observation yesterday how he noticed that The Weeping Cheeto came out of the meeting, had the undivided attention of all the media he just mumbled over CR's and other inside baseball remarks when he intentionally wasted the opportunity to do what Rep. Duffy did the other day...

It's obvious that the Rep. party is no more, they have just destroyed themselves.

kiss the midterms adios the moment they cave in.. no sense calling my own Rep Raul Grijalva and telling him how I feel..

midnightsstaff said...

Everyone getting the idea why they changed out perfectly good household electric meters for new improved "smart meters" that can be controlled or turned off remotely by politicians?.. is it starting to come into focus??

Oh no, I have run out of aluminum foil again..

PROUD said...

I'm wondering why Obama hasn't used his most effective negotiating tactic on settling the debt ceiling and closed government mess....

LET PUTIN DO IT!

Mike Slater said...

I expect the house to cave in any day now. Damn RINO's. That's why I left the Republican Party over 10 years ago.

Jim, been checking the AZVoices blog site lately. Is it shut down? Haven't been any new blogs for a month.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

$11.50 per hr. with a Masters in Psychology? Sounds a bit high from what I have heard! LOL

Kind of like the old joke about the college grad who starts work and his boss tells him to sweep the floor to which he replies: "But, I have a college degree." His boss replys, "That's OK, I'll show you how!"

Yep, the times have changed. When I graduated in '69 with a BA in History and Political Science, I got a job with Lever Bros. Co. selling soap and toothpaste; not exactly the subject of my degree but just having a degree in those days put one in the front of the line. Obviously, not so much now with the glut of grads.

I started at $225 a week, a small expense account, and a '68 Ford Fairlane station wagon. Barb and I were rich pulling down about $13M between us per year with a free car.

Now, a Masters is worth $11.50 hr. and the gal is probably glad to get it. Phew!

Jim McAllister said...

f the Federal Government was in charge the first thing they would have done is shut off the water and then get a study going on how to approach it beginning with an environmental impact study.

Bottom line - we would probably be without water for a month and face a large rate hike as a result.

The EPA should be shut down with all the rest of the bullshit depts. that are a waste of money. I'm thinking President should be eliminated next with the a-holl in there now.

Jim McAllister said...

I never buy ammo but that looks kind of high.

Jim McAllister said...

PROUD,

The annoying thing about these negotiations seems to be that Boehner and the Reps are presenting programs to obama, he looks at them, says no, then Boehner scurries back to make changes.

They need to hand him their idea and tell the a-hole to take it or leave it. It's just another form of caving to the SOB.

I think there is leverage on Boehner's side lately and he needs to take advantage of it and not give in. Screw obama and reid.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

That constitution thing has to be a Sat Night live joke. If it were true there would be a hell of a lot more said than some pissy unknown site piece.

Even with the jerks in this country ruling, this would never happen; at least in our lifetimes.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.wtnh.com/news/health/thousands-of-doctors-fired-by-united-healthcare

Just a rumor but I guess we will find out soon...

Jim McAllister said...

Well it appears the Weeping Cheeto has just sold us out..
They have kept their streak of absolute failure intact..

Middy,

Maybe we should re-visit that Costa Rica conversation we had a few years ago. Or, maybe Belize? Curacao?

I think when zerobama got the Nobel, we should have been worrying a lot more than we did.

midnightsstaff said...

http://johngaltfla.com/wordpress/2013/10/11/1011-1140-et-breaking-news-the-republican-betrayal-i-warned-about-is-happening-right-now/

whoops that was the wrong link...

Jim McAllister said...

PROUD,

Putin must be laughing his ass off at us with this clown government we have.

I'm surprised he doesn't just come on over and take us with these weasel bastards we have in Washington.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah... I have a real bad feeling about the Weeping Cheeto- Gomez is saying straight out that the deal has been done, this is the type of government you get when you only have one party rule..

Now it's time for the GOP to get admitted into a battered woman's shelter..
You simply can't be too negative when it comes to these kind of things.

midnightsstaff said...

"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game."

Sincerely...
..Val..

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

AZ Voices shut down about a month ago with the latest Republic downsizing. A guy named John Triplett was running the site and he was let go.

Too bad as I was getting about 75 comments per blog; much more than anyone else. Anyway, it is gone.

I talked to Phil Boas (the editorial page editor) and he said they are looking at a new setup and that when it happens he would like for me to join it.

I'm afraid that anything new will not include space for comments or else they will be through facebook like AZ Central was and that will cause them to fail because of the readers' lack of restraint.

I'll keep you in touch if anything materializes.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Luckily, we are not in the Medicare Advantage program but we do have UHC as a supplement policy that covers the 20% of cost that Medicare doesn't cover.

Jim McAllister said...

NOW, THAT is funny and soooooo true.

midnightsstaff said...

I fully expect Obama on camera to drop his laundry and do the poodle scoot right across the Oval office carpet after finally putting the nail in our coffin..

..anyone with the hubris to give 'merica 1-800-FUCK YO for a mandatory medical contact number along with a dead short link and laugh about it will have no problem tightening that choker collar a few more links.
..are you paying attention Cj??

It's going to get real ugly next year..

Jim McAllister said...

"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game."

Love it, Middy. Passed it on.

Pevie Hicks said...

Liberals:

Living proof that many hippies were just too high to pull out.

Mike said...

Jim, if the financially troubled Arizona Republic is downsizing why aren't Montini, Roberts and Valdez gone?

midnightsstaff said...

Hahaha.. two good periods so far, Coyotes seem to have stopped the bleeding..

midnightsstaff said...

I have no idea how much longer these rags can hang on, the azcentral has the look of a dying man on it lately..
Downsizing.. yeah, the business model is broken and there really isn't much to do about it.
I say good riddance..

On the good note tho the Coyotes got it back to basics and are starting to look like they might be getting the system back on track.
Brutal schedule.. Griess looked solid, that will be big in keeping Smith fresh at the end of the season..

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

Good question. Some lower level writers were dumped like Cindy Hernandez but I guess Montini, Valdez, and Roberts are considered the elite. I think their days are numbered too as all the local editorial guys were dumped.

I hope Benson is next. He is worse than worthless with the foolish stuff he draws.

Jim McAllister said...

Right on Pevie.

midnightsstaff said...

WASHINGTON—Following an outpouring of criticism from across the country, the Washington Redskins announced Wednesday that they are officially changing the team’s name to the D.C. Redskins. “We’ve heard the concerns of many people who have been hurt or offended by the team’s previous name, and I’m happy to say we’ve now rectified the situation once and for all,” said franchise owner Dan Snyder, adding that “Washington Redskins” will be replaced with “D.C. Redskins” on all team logos, uniforms, and apparel. “It was a difficult decision—and one that, frankly, I’m a little embarrassed took me so long to make. So hopefully we can now put this issue to bed and start cheering on our D.C. Redskins.” In light of Snyder’s decision, Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan told reporters he will change the feather in Chief Wahoo’s headdress from red to a “more appropriate” shade of red.

Jim McAllister said...

D. C. Redskins? I love it, great tongue in cheek. Screw those guys that feel so offended about everything that comes down the pike. Its time for them to grow a pair and acquire a sense of humor. As far as i'm concerned, Redskins is an honorable name anyway.

They have been the Redskins forever and will remain that way I hope.

Now, about that Cleveland feather..........

Jim McAllister said...

Good hockey game over Philly 2-1, two road wins in a row. Impressive.

It looks like the repubs caved again. They better save the postage on those contributions they are always asking me for. No way!

midnightsstaff said...

question of the day...

http://www.theonion.com/video/in-the-know-should-the-government-stop-dumping-mon,14289/

Should America stop throwing money in a hole?

midnightsstaff said...

Jerry Brown just signed a bill effectively banning the possession of ammunition in California..
With the sell out in Washington we just witnessed it's obvious that within two years that an identical bill will pass in Washington.

It's perfectly clear we have no representation in the Republican party and in fact they are a mirror image of the Democrat party.
The Democrats beginning Jan. 1 2015 will be in charge of all three branches of government.

Who in their right mind would continue to vote for the party of selling out their constituency?

You think the gun grabbing hysteria was bad early this year?- it will pale by comparison to what is in store.

midnightsstaff said...

.."The Air Force did not disclose what exactly Carey did wrong but provided a laundry list of things he wasn't being accused of, including sexual misconduct, adultery or drug use.

The investigation didn't relate to operational matters or readiness and there was no indication of criminal activity, although the investigation is not over, it said"..
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/11/us-usa-nuclear-idUSBRE99A0KG20131011

While everyone is focused on the WFW finals in Congress Obama has been purging the military of anyone opposing his method.

Don't expect the military to do the right thing, they are now being reformatted into the type of military all dictators eventually use when they decide to crush the life out of the patriots..

Good job Obama voters, you have nearly completed your own gallows.

Next step, some phony attack that can be used to invoke martial law, they are almost ready..

midnightsstaff said...

http://john-gaultier.blogspot.com/2013/07/obama-fired-military-officers-because.html

midnightsstaff said...

..continuing my fillibuster...

http://www.silverdoctors.com/t2sda-truckers-shutting-down-traffic-in-dc/

It looks like they really are doing it- I doubt the media will notice.

PROUD said...

IF the distinguished gentleman from Midnight will yield the floor???

Just wanted to say:

GO! BO-SOX!

Jim McAllister said...

No! No! Go Tigers and Max Sherzer who is 23-3 this year but wasn't good enough for the D-Backs.

midnightsstaff said...

.."IF the distinguished gentleman from Midnight will yield the floor???"..

..last time I did that one of your thugs stole the carpet..

I wonder when the first World Series will get canceled due to blowing snow drift conditions..
Global warming is going to catch up to these ridiculously long seasons eventually.

I keep hoping someday the Rockies and Red Sox come to seven games with snow piled on the sidelines.. go six long KC.. do it for Hank..

midnightsstaff said...

.."Sen. Ted Cruz trounced the competition in the presidential straw poll at the 2013 Values Voters Summit, with Dr. Ben Carson and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum coming in a distant second and third places — highlighting how Mr. Cruz has become a rock star with grassroots conservatives"..

I know how you like polls Jim, here's one that probably is legit..

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/12/cruz-crushes-field-presidential-straw-poll-values-/#ixzz2ha6efVzu

midnightsstaff said...

Point
Point/Counterpoint :

The Republican Party Cannot Stand By And Let Obamacare Destroy This Country
By John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives

My fellow Americans, as I write this, the United States government is experiencing its first shutdown in 17 years. Democrats are quick to place blame on the Republican Party, and have accused us of taking this country hostage. President Obama has said our attempt to fund the government by defunding Obamacare is an attempt to extract a ransom solely for doing our jobs. He’s likened some members of our party to right-wing fanatics.

But let’s talk about Obamacare.

Three years ago, President Barack Obama passed a disastrous piece of legislation called the Affordable Care Act. He jammed this jobs-killing, deficit-increasing monstrosity through Congress, purely along party lines. And in 2010 the American people spoke loud and clear and elected a new wave of young Republicans to the House, which rejuvenated our party and allowed us to once again become the majority. This fresh crop of eager Republicans was elected to stop this president’s reckless spending and repeal Obamacare.

The American people sent us a clear message: Keep the government out of our health care and save this country.

And that’s what myself and my Republican colleagues are determined to do. Let me be clear: This is President Barack Obama’s government shutdown. This president consistently refuses to negotiate with Republicans about a piece of legislation that is confusing, drastically unpopular with the American people, and poisonous to our way of life.

Instead of coming to the table with Republicans, the president would rather talk to Vladimir Putin or the new president of Iran. Instead of improving the livelihoods of the American people, he would rather resort to name-calling. Instead of having a dialogue, he would rather call members of my party extremists and children and say they are on an ideological crusade. Instead of respecting my viewpoint, he would rather question my leadership and say the tail is wagging the dog.

Is this what people want from their president?

In the past two days, the Republicans in the House have passed numerous bills that would fund the government and get America’s health care system back on the right track. But each bill we pass has been rejected by the president and the Senate without so much as a debate. It seems like the Republican Party and our “team of extremists” are the only ones in Washington actually working to help the American people and get us out of this mess. If the president wishes to end this government shutdown that he created, then he must come to his senses and recognize that the public has spoken and Obamacare must go.

midnightsstaff said...

Counterpoint

By John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Help me. Please, God, help me. I’ve lost control and I need help.

The far right members of my party are insane. I don’t know what they’re thinking, and I don’t want to know because it would be too horrifying. I’ve tried to explain it to them over and over and they don’t listen to me. They don’t listen to anybody. I say to them, nobody wants a government shutdown, Obamacare is the law of the land, the president was reelected and elections have consequences, and we are only in charge of one branch of government.

I say all of that and they just look at me with these cold, dead eyes. Christ, It’s chilling.

Look, these people scare me. They scare all of us. Have you heard them talk? They’re animals, these people. There are only 30 or 40 of them and we outnumber them, but they have so much power, you see? They could end me like that. And they wouldn’t feel a thing because these people do not feel. They are out for blood: my blood, the president’s blood, the blood of any American who doesn’t agree with them.

I hate them. I hate all of them. And yet I also fear them.

I want to admit something: I’ve cried in my office every day for the last month. During this shutdown I’ve sat there, panicked and alone, scared to death about the next thing they’ll make me do. When they knock on my door, my heart stops. What are they going to make me say next? How are they going to force me to embarrass myself next? Did you know I was once known as a relatively moderate, shrewd politician? That was before 2010. Before the horror began.

They haunt my dreams at night. I have this one nightmare where I’m about to ask for a vote on a clean continuing resolution and then one of them—I think it’s Steve King from Iowa—looks at me with this eerie smile and says, “No, John. No you won’t.” And then the rest of them are suddenly standing behind him and they all chant in a chilling monotone, “No, John. No you won’t.” And then I wake up screaming, “No, John!!! No you won’t!!!” and I’m crying, and my wife is crying, and I’ve sweat through my sheets.

Help me. Help me make this end. Don’t reelect these people. Reelect good, normal people and I promise I’ll be a good speaker from now on. I won’t lie down for the president by any stretch of the imagination, but I’ll work with him if it makes sense and I’ll fight him when it makes sense. That’s how it should be. That’s how it will be if you help me destroy this menace.

I know I helped create this monster, and I apologize. I am so, so sorry. I thought I could control it, but I was wrong. I just need your help to defeat it. Will somebody please help me? Please? Please? Anyone?

HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvquWMXuup4

haha.. business as usual..
Next Customer!!

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

GODDAM! Now that's what I call one unhappy nugget eater.

Maybe she was one whose SNAP card wouldn't work and decided to punish McDonald's.

When I see stuff like that I think of what as friend in KC used to say: "....and to think those people are allowed to vote."

How about those vets in Washington? Took the barriers from the memorials and took them to asshole Obama's house! Good for them; good to see they are going after the right guy.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Last year in Detroit was a good example of the seasons catching up with sports. It was unplayable but they couldn't turn down TV.

My guess is they will eventually play all 7 games in an enclosed stadium just to be safe; the hell with the towns that win the pennants. How about a Cincinnati-Boston series played in Houston and Toronto. Wow, that would be fun but the conditions would be pristine; Toronto even has fake grass!

Sports have gone to shit; baseball is endless this year. Their regular season should end August 31 with the Series over by 9-15.

They will probably end about 10-31 this year; about 3 1/2 months before spring training.

Jim McAllister said...

I must say that I do like Cruz because he really lays it on the line with the liberals and isn't afraid to be outspoken about it. No one will ever ask him to grow a pair.

He is young at 42 and appears to have support but is it enough? This country has changed so much but with the crappy leadership we have now so maybe Cruz could change some minds.

I love listening to him; he has my attention and shows no fear around phonies like McCain.

Jim McAllister said...

Wouldn't it it be great if the "Point" was the real Boehner?

Now, there is a guy who REALLY needs to grow a pair.

Jim McAllister said...

From Reader "nativekentuckian"

Last Saturday afternoon, in Washington , D.C, an aide to
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi visited the Cardinal of the Catholic cathedral in D.C.

He told the Cardinal that Nancy Pelosi would be attending the next day's Mass, and he asked if the Cardinal would kindly point out Pelosi to the congregation and say a few words that would include calling Pelos a saint.

The Cardinal replied, "No. I don't really like the woman, and there are issues of conflict with the Catholic Church over certain of
Pelosi's views.

Pelosi's aide then said, "Look, I'll write a check here and now for a donation of $10,000 to your church if you'll just tell the
congregation you see Pelosi as a saint."

The Cardinal thought about it and said, "Well, the church can use the money, so I'll work your request into tomorrow's sermon."

As Pelosi's aide promised, Pelosi appeared for the Sunday worship and seated herself prominently at the forward left side of the center aisle.

As promised, at the start of his sermon, the Cardinal pointed out that Pelosi was present.

The Cardinal went on to explain to the congregation, "While Congresswoman
Pelosi's presence is probably an honor to some, the woman is not numbered among my personal favorite personages. Some of her views are contrary to tenets of the Church, and she tends to flip-flop on many other issues.

Nancy Pelosi is a petty, self-absorbed hypocrite, a thumb sucker and a nit-wit. Nancy Pelosi is also a serial liar, a cheat, and a thief. I must say, Nancy Pelosi is the worst example of a Catholic I have ever personally witnessed. She married for money and is using her wealth to lie to the American people. She also has a reputation for shirking her Representative
obligations both In Washington and in California . The woman is simply not to be trusted."

The Cardinal concluded, "But, when compared with President Obama, Pelosi is a saint.

midnightsstaff said...

Hahaha.. good one..
tied up going into the third period.. way too many penalties..

Jim McAllister said...

5-3 win for Coyotes. Three in a row in three days on the road. Not bad!

Mike said...

Cardinals lose to the niners. I thought Palmer was their answer. I guess two picks and a safety isn't the answer.

PROUD said...

Not Palmer's fault....He was told to throw the ball to the guys wearing red jersey's....

Unfortunately, San/Fran's shirts are red too!

When your play book reads, (fumble) (pic) (fumble) (pic)....not gunna win much ;-(

Mike said...

The Cardinals have a new quarterback and a new coach. The problem is they have the same owners.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

It was the same way when the Bidwills were in St. Louis. Everyone I knew there celebrated when they brought their snake oil bullshit to Phoenix.

They would have never gotten Jiffy Pop if it wasn't for that PR guy who switched the advertising to saying the tax would pay for kid's ball fields so every yuppie mom in town voted for it.

Now we're stuck with them.

midnightsstaff said...

Cards aren't going anywhere literally or figuratively...

Looks like all those "investors" who jumped back on the train at the Friday good news had their faces ripped off again..

..With the rhetoric getting heated, active market participants are more comfortable missing a potential rally than putting new money to work".. Yahoo business.

Well, every good scam needs a bag holder, and no one makes a better fall guy than the clown who tries to pick up coins in front of the street sweeper.
Folks are going to lose it all in the big reset.
..at this moment the tide is going out- anyone in the market but not on the inside is walking around with a bomb strapped on and not knowing who has the detonator.

I would say Pax Obama right about now but someone stole it..

PROUD said...

One helluva ball game last night....

sOX Down 5 TO 1 into the 6th......Eighth inning grand slam hommer by Ortiz for the tie,....Then a walk off single to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th...

The grand slam not only saw the ball leave the park...but:

IT TOOK THE DETROIT OUTFIELDER OVER THE FENCE WITH IT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SV5em1GkLE

Wow....just WOW!

midnightsstaff said...

Well I filled out my mail in voting for the school bond issue today.. feels good to at least get to vote on something that has a chance of defeat..

Some dipshit how's wife came by the other day knocking on doors trying to get fools to throw more money after bad- I got in a few choice ones and told her I was doing the opposite of what she is doing and will continue to..
Probably the only feel good moment of the entire week, I better enjoy it.

I have a pristine 1986 World Series mug setting up on my desk as a souvenir from the last year I watched baseball the RS being my lifelong team- needless to say they broke a lot of hearts through the years and that year was no different.. to hell with the whole thing- it looks like I've been done with baseball for a long time- something broke- it's ain't fun any more.
..maybe I'll put it up on ebay..
I gotta fund my medicare premiums somehow..

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I love it when the Cardinals lose. The Bidwills have been losers for years in the way they operate and it's good to see them lose.

I thought we were rid of them to L. A. when it was doubtful they would get the Jiffy Pop but they had a good ad agency that got it through with the bullshit "it's about the kids" and the yuppies sucked it up.

It looks like Palmer is not the answer to their QB problem. Cincy was happy to let him go and now have Dalton doing well for them.

I imagine Timm Rosenbach or Gary Hogeboom probably aren't that busy these days. They ought to give them a call!

I see bigmouth liberal and gun hater Bob Costas was spouting off on the Redskins name yesterday. Good for him; I hope Daniel Snyder tells him to stuff it where the sun doesn't shine. It seems like we have to go through this crap every year over indian names. They ought to be glad they are being recognized and quit the GD bitching.

Oh, did I mention that Obama also has chimed in. What a shock as if anyone gives a damn what he thinks of the Redskins logo. After all, if he had a son, he would look just like Trayvon.

Jim McAllister said...

PROUD,

The Bosox lucked out on that one. I hated to see Sherzer not get that one. He owned that game.

I'll bet the D-Backs flinch every time Sherzer does well. He wasn't good enough for them. This year so far he is 23-3 and probably a lock on the the Cy Young.

Another brilliant trade was getting rid of Chris Johnson. He only hit .321 for Atlanta with 28 homers.

Now, Towers says they need a power hitter. They had one in Upton who had a nice year for Atlanta and Johnson. Upton may have been a flake but he did hit for power even though his throws home usually hit the backstop.

I like Prado and his .280 wasn't bad but not much power.

The Bosox now go to Detroit where they will be finished off in 5. I hope it snows.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Quite a brouhaha over the SNAP cards. Just a computer glitch (Yeah, right!)

I'm with ya on school bonds. Scottsdale is trying again after a ringing defeat two years ago plus they want $212 million for other stuff around town. That would be paid off with property tax increases for us over the next 25 years plus the council retains the authority to shift the money around as they pleased. Good luck with that!

My property tax has gone up $115 since last year; I'm not anxious to have it be worse for twenty five more years if I live that long.

I still have my autograph book from the 1950's which includes the World Champion 1954 New York Giants (Wille Mays, Monte Irvin, Alvin Dark, Leo Durocher, etc.) the '54 Phillies (Robin Roberts, Curt Simmons, Richie Ashburn) etc.) and the '54 Reds.

I also have my autographed photo from Joe DiMaggio that I got in Chicago in 1974 when he was pushing Mr. Coffee.

It's probably all worthless but fun to look at now and then; nice memories of how congenial players were then when they were making $20,000 a season instead of $20 million. Those guys were actually flattered to be asked for an autograph!

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah.. a quick google check for the Obamazombie CEO of Xerox and another piece of the puzzle comes in view..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursula_Burns
.. Peter Principle meet Affirmative Action...

.."Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction check your premises.
You will find that one of them is wrong"..

I'm sure it was merely an honest computer glitch..

But that's the problem with living among savages in a top down, centrally operated economic environment..
I suggest every honest citizen to stock up.. last thing you want to do is to take money to the store and try and compete with the looters.

Jim McAllister said...

Good column today by Edward Klein ("The Anmateur") that say it all about Obama.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/10/mr-obama-presidency-is-no-place-for-amateurs/

midnightsstaff said...

.."None of the elementary elements of a competent drug investigation were present. There was no information from confidential informants, no photographs, video, or recordings of drug transactions, no controlled buys, no information about drug shipments, methods of sale, packaging, delivery, or, indeed, any specific information about what kinds of drugs, their quantities, and where they might be found"..

http://pjmedia.com/blog/jose-guerena-vindicated-widow-receives-3-4m-settlement-from-arizona-police/

Now the citizens of Arizona get to pay out 3 million dollars in an agreement to end the investigation

.."As a result, well established business and insurance principles call for compromise and the resolution of disputed cases to mitigate risk and avoid the expense of a trial"..

So I suppose this only means the rogue kill team can now go back to work for the people now that the issue has been settled..
I ask you though, is the issue really settled when these thugs can break into someone's house with absolutely no probable cause and commit murder.
I suppose the taxpayers get soaked and the paramilitary death squads all the law and order liberals approve of can continue in business as usual..

God help this nation.

Mike said...

Jim, there should be a law that says if a school bond is defeated they can't bring it up again for a least 5 years. My son's wife is a teacher and she's always complaining that the schools don't have enough money. She claims to be a Republican but I have my doubts.

As a Phoenix native I grew up in the 50's and 60's following the L.A. teams like the Dodgers, Rams and Lakers.

So now that we have local pro sports teams I have no allegiance to them and take great pleasure when they lose.

The locals like to brag that the Valley has 4 pro sports teams. Not much to brag about. The Cardinals haven't won a championship since 1947. The D-Backs bought one in 2001, The Suns have been here since 1968 and haven't won anything. The Coyotes, oh wait I don't care about hockey.

The funny part is the most successful teams in the Valley are Arena football and women's basketball. How sad is that.

midnightsstaff said...

I wouldn't doubt she is a Republican, they are after all just as much for centralized authority and growing the government as the Democrats are.

It's just they want to spend other peoples money on their own pet projects like farm subsidies, ethanol and military industrial complex sacred cows.

I got one better, have them raise the money some other way, the reason they won't is because they know that people will not want to waste their own money as easily as they will waste government money; free money after all to either the democrat free shit army or the republican free shit army feels the same..
But if it's money they earned it becomes a little harder to come by just to waste on crap they teach in schools today.
..but then that opens the door for us demanding local control of schools and that is another sacred cow they will fight to the finish..

Mike said...

Middy, the problem is most Republicans support people like John McCain, Graham, Susan Collins and the like. That's why I left the Republican Party.

I think my daughter-in-law has bought into that kind of thinking. Of course she's in a public sector union and my son is a cop so he's in a public sector union and they both buy into the BS the union tells them.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I remember your discussing this a couple years ago. I see Dupnik was involved; he was the big Obama supporter during the Giffords situation.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

I don't think the bonds will pass but it is a pain to have to put up with anyway.

The schools wanted iPads for all kindergartners in the last election. No way am I paying for that if I don't have too and their are still enough codgers here who feel the same.

I'm the same as you on the sports teams here. Being from Cincy there is no way I can switch allegiance from the Reds and Bengals to the Cards and D-Backs.

Plus, there is no way in hell they will ever get me to watch women's basketball and football played on a damn hockey rink.

midnightsstaff said...

Ronald Reagan used to have his five minute infomercials in the 70's I learned a lot from listening to those informative broadcasts..

Harry gives us a similar lesson in taxation and it's application in a free system..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6q0slMhDw8#t=99

Yes folks this is the type of civics lesson that is being taught in government schools all across the nation this morning.
..sometimes it's good to stop and listen to what they have been telling us for decades.
-------------------------------

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VW-0xJb_FM4

Oh yeah, we have about eight hours once the system goes down before anarchy ushers in martial law.. this lady ought to convince you..
.."I got six kids to feed"..
I guess the various sperm donors are all tied up in prison eh?
..the parties she got knocked up at, those kids are lucky they don't bark..

Jim McAllister said...

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

Politicians are like sperm:

ONLY ONE IN A MILLION TURN OUT TO BE AN ACTUAL HUMAN BEING.

midnightsstaff said...

You might take notice that the USDA just sent out a memo that in Nov. if the impasse is not settled they plan to cut off food stamps (snap cards) until the matter is settled..

fox news reported it... http://fox13now.com/2013/10/14/utah-families-on-food-stamps-could-be-cut-off-soon/

Mike said...

Jim, one of the reasons we moved to Sun City was the fact that there are no schools and no more having to vote no on school bonds.

PROUD said...

***WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG, to bring you the REAL:

***QUOTE OF THE DAY***

Jim McAllister: "proud,The Bosox lucked out on that one"...

Uh-huh! GO! BO-SOX !!!!!!!!!!!!!

PROUD said...

Real reasons for moving to Sun City?, come on Slater, admit it...

You got a thing for BLUE hairs!(or 5mph golf carts)

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Better have plenty of ammo if those food stamps aren't honored.

How bout that rush on Walmart when the SNAP cards had no limit. It looked like a herd of buzzards went through that store after those bastards stole everything.

There is no substitute for class.

Jim McAllister said...

PROUD,

The pitching has been great in that series except for that grand slam. Verlander made one mistake today and had to pay the maximum price.

Sox looking pretty good at 2-1 and a road win. We shall see. Detroit can't hit.

Jim McAllister said...

Too bad they tore the Sun Dome down in Sun City. We saw "Oklahoma" there about 20 years ago and Bob Dylan played there a long time ago too.

You know you're getting old when Dylan plays Sun City!

Mike, are you masking any ash trays in those ceramic classes there? Don't burn yourself on that kiln!

Jim McAllister said...

Coyotes lose 4-3 in OT to Ottawa. Not bad though picking up one point after a tough road trip. They had heavy legs in the 3rd period.

One point is better than none.

Bon Soir!

midnightsstaff said...

Are they putting the bats in heaters yet?
Nothing feels worse than shanking one off foul on a cold day.. feels like a chain saw in your hands- face it baseball is a summer sport, this is nearly winter-
no wonder the Tigers can't hit..

Tv has made a travesty of the game.

What a week this is going to be, looks like the impasse is back on, they are running out of rumors..
Yeah.. that little show on Saturday is just too much of a coincidence to not be used for leverage on the party of stupid, now the fsa is on alert hoping that Christmas comes on Nov. 1 this year..
Now they will be organized and not caught off guard like they were the other day, they can do it right this time.
..time for some flash mob shopping just like Obama wants them to- pawns..

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah that was a winable game but a few things keep popping up like not being able to penetrate the blue line regularly.. ya got me..

Looks like Sebelius is about ready to get tossed under the bus, Barky gave her his undivided support today, that is usually a death kiss with these bastards.

Ungodly bunch of butt ugly kids playing with matches- not an honorable human in the whole herd..
They are a cancer and you cannot live with cancer, they need to be eliminated.

midnightsstaff said...

.."No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. If you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan"..

.."Hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans opened the mail last week to find their health-insurance plan would no longer exist in 2014 because it does not cover all the essential benefits required by the Affordable Care Act"..

http://nypost.com/2013/10/13/obamacare-changes-to-hit-800k-jersey-residents/
Hope meets Change...

Rumor this morning is The Weeping Cheeto just threw in with the Senate ransom demands, accomplishing nothing for the taxpayer..
..it wouldn't surprise me..

PROUD said...

Just like I said, the whole repeal,or if that doesn't work de-fund Obama Care was a HUGE Republican mistake....

Better to have let the O-Care train wreck unfold then continually sound off to a pissed off public, with a very loud, "We told you so"...

The entire defund strategy along with Cruz's valiant filibuster was doomed from the start, since they had absolutely NO end game in mind and EVERYONE knew it would be dead on arrival in the Senate or at the oval office....so why do it?

I think Republicans (whatever the hell they are these days) got caught up in EMOTIONAL rather than critical thinking, a trait usually attributed to Democrats, warm & fuzzy hugs and admiration for Cruz as he dug them deeper into the hole. Someone should know, hearts are for beating, brains are for thinking.....Doubt they even know that the political catastrophe that befalls Republicans was 100% self inflicted.

No matter how they wiggle out of their own mess, it will only help to move Obama and Dem's up in public stature.Obama didn't need to lift a finger, Rep's skillfully defeated themselves....

Really hard to believe these guys are our brightest?

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah... it's almost like there is only one coin with two sides eh?

..where have I heard that?

Keep in mind they still want civil unrest to further the death star's grip on the American economy, they want those riots so as to declare martial law and focus attention on anything but the epic failure of Obamacare.
One way or the other they will get martial law and they will get a war in the mideast.
..what's to stop them??

Jim McAllister said...

AWWWWWWW...... You guys worry too much.

I heard that those no limit ebt cards were working at the Scottsdale Walmart! I'm heading down there for some free shit with all my buddies!

Ads used to say, "Why pay more?" Now its "Why pay at all?"

Hell, yes!

You're right John, the R's screwed up on the defunding.

PROUD said...

They had a viable message with their asking for an extension of the individual mandate, and wanting to reign in out of control spending...BUT...they never let go of de-funding and tried to sell the winning message. Hell, almost everyone in the country believes they are still trying to repeal Obama Care. Dems did a great job of turning any and all Republican opposition, even that which is intended,(and deperately needed in light of an unusable website), into a sour grapes narrative....

So successful was the Dem message (I know, they have the MSM) that folks I know who are fiscal conservatives are demanding a "clean CR"

I've given up on the intellegence of the American people, and frankly I am no longer going to give a shyt about this nation spending trillions it doesn't have....as Hillary said: " AT THIS POINT!, WHAT DOES IT MATTER?"

GO BO-SOX (not sure if that bitch said that, but I am)

midnightsstaff said...

If Cruz, Paul, Lee and others don't dump the Republican death train and go independent or start a third party I have no respect for them; the Whigs are D.O.A. and they cannot be brought back from the dead.
Now let's get those South Americans on board to vote!!

Too little and too late to try and resuscitate the party of stupid, they are equally responsible for this disaster we are approaching.

At least we are not in our early fifties.. those are the poor saps that are going to really get bent over once the system gets rolling, death panels? - that might turn out to be a secondary consideration in the long run.

Barry's going to want lampshades...

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpGEeneO-t0

..maybe the best song of all time??

..or maybe this gem...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rkgm1yGgbM

I go with C&C..

midnightsstaff said...

The Weeping Cheeto's face book page..

https://www.facebook.com/johnboehner/posts/10152323936225550

.."Faye Martinez ...you're are a chicken shit and a vry baby"..

atta girl Faye.. give him hell-

..seems like he isn't very popular- they probably made him strip down to his thong and walk back to the office.

I wonder what it must feel like to be universally hated by your own countrymen to the extent you cannot walk outside your protective cocoon without fear of being torn apart.. something for him to think about.

Remember people that's a Republican knife sticking out of your back..

midnightsstaff said...

Pop Quiz time.. get out your pencils..
who said...
.."When at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit.
No sense being a damn fool about it"..

A. ~W.C. Fields

or

B. ~John Boehner

yeah, I know it's a trick question.

Mike said...

Proud, haven't seen and BLUE hairs yet. I moved to Sun City for the peace and quiet. No boom boxes or snotty kids running around. Another thing I like is no barking dogs or cats crapping in my yard.

Jimmy, did you get a Republican platform survey in the mail? The reason I ask is because I've had 2 in the last couple of months. The thing is I've been a registered Independent for over 10 years. Deb's a Republican and she never gets one.

PROUD said...

Um...."B" ?

Watch for Obama to start doing a lot of cock-A-doodle-DO-ing....

I'm betting the new improved (see rejuvenated because of insane, no end game at all, Republican filibusters) will start at first light....or as we better get used to conversing: Man-Yawn-A...

My guess?... a full court press by the triumphant President, head-long, right into: IMMIGRATION REFORM....

With knee-jerker, Cruz like Republicans never bothering to think things through, falling on their swords in an over emotional tizzy to make people like(see vote),them for "next-election cycle"...Obama just may pull off much of his once preventable AGENDA!

(Or as the Everly Brothers once sang:)

~~~Dre~e~e~am~~~dream~ dream~~~"DREAMERS"~~~

midnightsstaff said...

funny you should mention that, I just listened to the Everly Bros sing "Dream" not ten minutes ago on a nice two hour mix.
Beautiful evening in the best state in the Union.

Like they say in the Panhandle there's nothing but a three wire fence blocking the wind from Canada..

Ted Cruz did what he did for Ted Cruz and I doubt it will hurt his brand.
..nothing wrong with that, the fix was in months ago; if anyone thinks there was some minor strategy problem that tipped the balance I think that is a stretch.

My dad once told me to never bet on anything that can talk or read the newspaper- I should have listened..

Some call them campaign donations, I call it accepting bribes in turn for the destruction of our personal liberty.
But what does a simple, uneducated boy from Oklahoma know? after all these are all Ivy league grads that are running our lives.
All honorable men, right??

Mike said...

The Republicans caved again. No surprise there. That's why I left the party over 10 years ago.

Every Tuesday the local Republican Party headquarters has a meeting to talk about issues. I'm going to go and give them a piece of my mind. Once I do I doubt I'll be invited back ever again.

midnightsstaff said...

Damn, now is when we need the services of Rick so he could go and do a u tube when mike kicks over a couple of tables..
..and that is probably what needs to be done, the only political game left is local politics.
Building a new network up from the local level might be the only approach left.

John Hussein McCain got it right up close and personal by that lumberjack in Prescott.

I think it shocked the old devil, but he sold his soul to Satan years ago, nothing will knock any sense in his feeble mind.
Just so no one is blind sided Ted Cruz's wife Heidi is currently head of the Southwest Region in the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and previously worked in the White House for Condoleezza Rice and in New York as an investment banker.

That doesn't disqualify him to me personally because I realize we are never going to get any clean candidate with no skeletons so to speak.. But there is no doubt that Goldman is the squid.

Jim McAllister said...

Crimson and Clover is easily top 5 if not #1. Great memory tune for Barb and me. We were both going to U of Cincinnati and were close to getting married. We never looked back

Great tune, great times, big hit in Cincy full volume with the knob broken off in the '61 Chevy!

Jim McAllister said...

PROUD,

Immigration is next; the natives are pissed off and restless lately. Time to appease any bunch of minority assholes.

I hate to think what happens after the Dems gain the House back next year. The a-holed will have everything his own way his last two years. The Reps only have themselves to blame.

midnightsstaff said...

I hear the chocolate ration will be increased from thirty grams a week to twenty five..

I chuckle when I think you were mentioning that the government in Costa Rica might be unstable.. lol.. how quaint!

The Republicans don't care, they get to carve out some pork right along with the fascists..
..all they have to do every once in a while is act like the battered housewife for the media..
Yeah.. once they have a lock on all three branches there will be no stopping a full out late 30's purge of their enemies, remember what Valerie J said about revenge.
I believe that was one of the planks Barky ran on.. "vote for revenge".. catchy eh- wonder what he meant?

Jim McAllister said...

17-10 halftime, Seahawks.

It looked like a runaway at first but cards get lucky fumble.

2nd half coming up. Russell Wilson is one good QB.

Jim McAllister said...

34-22 final, Seahawks win and it wasn't really that close.

How 'bout Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch. No wonder they are 6-1.

Cardinals? 3-4 and the season is pretty much over. Cincy let Carson Palmer get away at the right time.

Mike said...

Middy, the last time I went to the Republican meeting one guy blamed the Tea Party and Independents for the problems in the Republican Party. I told him the problem with the Republican Party is A-holes like McCain, Graham, and Collins. I'm sure they will be glad to see me again.

Nice to see the Cardinals lose again. I thought Carson Palmer was the savior. I guess not. I especially love it when they lose at home and see all the sad faces of the Cardinal fans.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah and Patty Murray called Sue Collins a right wing extremist... lol..

It's a problem, I was talking to my neighbor tonight about life and he is one of those tea party is ruining the republicans types..
It takes a long time to go through the whole issue with someone who gets his information from tv.
He told me a while ago that military type weapons have no use in the hands of civilians.. and this guy is a Vietnam vet, my age that served in the Army..
go figure.

If enough people could understand the real issue and that's us being bled dry by having a fractured reserve currency system in place there would be bankers and politicians hanging from every limb because the masses can understand horse thieves and what to do to them..

If everyone could just get through their head what this video is all about then maybe we would be able to begin fixing the mess and regain our nation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFDe5kUUyT0

Debt generated currency is what fuels liberalism, return the currency to a sound monetary based one and the incentive to grow government by pandering to the masses goes away.
Of course that can't be done with the current crop of cutthroats and thieves impacted in positions of power.

But eventually the house of cards will fail and there will have to be a rebuild much the same as post Civil War.

midnightsstaff said...

whoops.. I mean a fragmented , not fractured reserve system..
go to bed.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

I was surprised to see the roof open. Usually it's closed even during great weather. Some of the bowl games there have pissed off a lot of people who came from the north to see an outdoor games during the winter. They want the roof open.

Did you notice all the Seahawk fans? The Cards just aren't popular no matter how much they hype them.

I really enjoyed watching Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch kick their butts.

Jim McAllister said...

I don't know why the libs are celebrating so much. This stalemate is just going to continue in February.

It gives us something to look forward to; that is if you enjoy seeing Boehner cave again to f---ing Obama again and Reid.

midnightsstaff said...

They are celebrating because they believe that with the socialists and the republicans colluding against the American people (tea party) they have finally broken the back of the American people..

We had barely fifty years of national freedom from slavery until in 1913 when the whole nation was once again sold to the highest bidder,
European bankers.
..they are just cheering the band as it plays "Nearer my God to thee" because they can finally hear the music better with the engines turned off; but to do that they need to ignore rumors of the water silently below decks rising..right now they think they have finally destroyed the real threat to continued slavery in the new normal.
After all, wasn't this barge said to be unsinkable?

Wait until they find out there are no lifeboats and the water is ice cold.