Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
"Congratulations to Hillary Clinton. She won here in California. Her people were worried; they thought it would be close. This was Hillary's longest night not looking for her husband." --Jay Leno"John McCain was the big Republican winner. One pundit said McCain's lucky nickel was working. He carries a lucky nickel. It must be lucky - six months ago, that was his campaign war chest." --Jay Leno"Hillary Clinton also carries around a lucky nickel. Not for superstitious reasons - she just flips it when she needs a position on Iraq." --Jay Leno"Mitt Romney did not do too well. Mitt Romney keeps touting the improtance of haivng a job in the private sector. Now it looks like he might need it." --Jay Leno"I don't want to say Romney did bad, but this was the worst night for Mormons since Marie Osmond passed out on Dancing with the Stars." --Jay Leno"Romney spent something like $35 million of his own money. If he loses any more, he may have to run as a Democrat." -Jay Leno"Super Tuesday last night. Tough night for Hillary. She has been accused of frequently switching he positions. To which Bill Clinton said, 'I wish.'" --Conan O'Brien"In a recent speech, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that if Republicans want to win, they have to be more like him. I think it's working - today Mitt Romney gave a speech with a dozen walnuts in his mouth." --Conan O'Brien"Big night for John McCain. He has been taking his 95-year-old mother along with him in his campaign bus. None of the other candidates are traveling with their mothers, but Bill Clinton is traveling with several MILFs." --Conan O'Brien"Hillary Clinton is having money problems. To keep her campaign alive, she had to spend $5 million of her family's money. Bill Clinton was very upset. Five million dollars is two months at the strip club. ... He said, "Damn it Hillary I want that money back . . . and I want it in singles." --Craig Ferguson"Super Tuesday elections yesterday. I had the worst trouble with the machines. I kept yanking on the lever. One time, I turned the whole thing over. ... I like to go in there and take off my pants. I hold them outside the curtain and say, "You got these in a 38? ... This time, I pull the lever and a Snickers bar comes out." --David Letterman"Mitt Romney came in second to John McCain. John McCain got the black vote, but Mitt got the well-tanned vote." --David Letterman"Now refers to Mike Huckabee as "Mike Suckabee" --from David Letterman's Top Ten Signs John McCain Is Getting Too Cocky.
One day a fourth-grade teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came up -- fireman, mechanic, Businessman, salesman, doctor, lawyer, and so forth. However, little Mikey was being uncharacteristically quiet, so when the Teacher prodded him about his father, he replied, "My father's an exotic Dancer in a gay cabaret named "DaVinci's Decadent Dance Den" and takes off all his clothes in front of other men and they put money in his underwear. Sometimes, if the offer is really good, he will go home with some guy and Stay with him all night for money." The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some exercises and then took little Mikey aside to ask him, "Is that really true about your father?" No," the boy said, "He works for the Democratic National Committee and is trying to get Hillary Clinton to be our next President, but I was too embarrassed to say that in front of the other kids"
"Yesterday in Connecticut, Hillary Clinton once again wiped away eyes filled with tears. You know what that means, it's the day before a primary!" --Jay Leno"Well, Hillary Clinton lost her voice last night, did you see that? In the ultimate irony, she had to ask one of Bill's interns for a throat lozenge." --Jay Leno"John McCain says that he's been tested, re-tested and tested again. And that's just his prostate." --Jay Leno"All the candidates are out there stumping like it's November. Do you know why campaigns call it stumping? Anybody know? You know where it comes from? It's interesting. It's called stumping because when you ask them, 'When are we getting out of Iraq,' they're stumped. 'How about health care?' They're stumped. 'The economy?' Stumped." --Jay Leno"A company here in Los Angeles is making dolls of all these current political figures. ... They're not like normal dolls where you pull the string and the dolls talk. These are a little different. These, you have to make a large donation to their campaign and then the dolls will say and do whatever you want." --Jay Leno"I'm Super Tuesdave. ... By the way, while you were applauding, Osama picked up six more Kennedys. ... That would be Obama, ladies and gentlemen." --David Letterman"Well, it's all over now. Hillary can remove the duct tape from Bill's mouth." --David Letterman"A little bit of controversy, maybe you're aware of this. They're saying that Hillary may have a conflict of interest. And if you're in politics, that's exactly the kind of thing that can bite you in the ass. Apparently, Hillary -- this is a conflict of interest -- owns a piece of a pants suit company." --David Letterman"But, by God, I wish that John McCain a great deal of luck. I'm telling you, at my age, I'm just happy to see a president who's older than I am, you know what I mean?" --David Letterman"How about that Mitt Romney, huh? This guy looks like a lawyer who advertises on the back of a bus. ... This guy, he looks like an American actor who's popular in Germany. ... He looks like a contractor you'd have to sue, this Mitt Romney. ... He looks like the neighbor with the neat garage, that Mitt Romney. ... You remember Mitt Romney from the '80s? He was Mr. Goodwrench." --David Letterman"Recently Hillary has had a lot of success when she shows emotion. ... She teared up just before the New Hampshire primary, and the next day she came from behind to win that state. It was unexpected and then she won. Everyone said it was because she cried. Well, guess what, she teared up again yesterday at Yale University. ... And pundits are saying this might make the difference for her today in these big primaries on Super Tuesday. ... Well, this got me thinking, 'cause I'm a thinker. If crying makes you popular, maybe I should give it a shot. ... I never show my vulnerable side, and I do have a vulnerable side. I though maybe if I cried tonight on the air, the word would get out and my ratings would go through the roof [on screen: O'Brien starts bawling with the help of glasses that produce water]" --Conan O'Brien
WHEW! all that posting has me tired out, how does Gerald do it?
HEY! no one ate the bagels yesterday!? I finally fed them to Spike, he eats anything.
Deadeye Dick likes torture!The controversial interrogation technique of waterboarding was a hot topic in a House Judiciary Committee hearing today, at which Attorney General Michael Mukasey said the Justice Department would not investigate the legality of the actions of U.S. interrogators on terror detainees.CNN's Situation Room reports that Vice President Dick Cheney, an ardent defender of U.S. tactics in the war on terror, was "defiant" about the use of waterboarding on suspects in an appearance today at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.Cheney said that he supported President Bush's national security decisions, which included the approval of waterboarding along with other harsh interrogation tactics. "I've been proud to stand by [Bush], by the decisions he's made," said Cheney, who then asked aloud, "Would I support those decisions today?""You're damn right I would," he answered himself, to loud cheers...................................Well there you have it, the VP is the reason why torture is OK. Anyone who shoots his buddy then has his buddy apologize for getting in the way of the birdshot........
For those who don't look back..I thought this important enough to re-post.______________________From: Good Morning Lowcountry40 years agoIt's still early 2008, but this week's commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre will remind us that 40 years ago, 1968, was a very bad year. That year saw the Tet Offensive in Vietnam; the My Lai massacre; the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert Kennedy; and protests, riots, military invasions and mayhem worldwide. Tom Brokaw has already done a documentary that is an ode to how bad 1968 was. But we cannot despair. It's a new age that the turmoil of 1968 in some ways helped create. So we looked back into history to try to dig up a few good things that happened in 1968. For one thing, all you pluffmudders who were born in 1968 ... were born. What else?--Johnny Cash recorded "At Folsom Prison."--The South Pacific island of Nauru gained independence from a U.N. trust. --Mauritius gained independence from British rule. --Carl Brashear, the first black Navy master diver, became the first amputee certified to make diving missions. --President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968. --The Medal of Honor was posthumously awarded to James Anderson Jr., the first black Marine recipient of the nation's highest award for valor. --The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 100 for the first time. --Swaziland gained independence from the British. --Apollo 8 orbited the moon, and Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders became the first humans to see the dark side of that rock. --The Beatles released their self-titled album, which came to be known as the White Album. --Jimi Hendrix released "Electric Ladyland."--Duke Ellington won a Grammy Trustees Award — a special merit award — composed his "Second Sacred Concert" and toured South America. --NBC cut off the final seconds of an Oakland Raiders-New York Jets football game to broadcast the film "Heidi." Oakland, which had been losing, rallied to win. Fans who had to watch "Heidi" had a fit. OK, maybe that wasn't a good thing, but it was memorable.2/08/2008 6:35 AM Hajji said... The Orangeburg Massacre________________________At 10:33 p.m. on the night of Feb. 8, 1968, eight to ten seconds of police gunfire left three young black men dying and 27 wounded on the campus of South Carolina State College in Orangeburg.The shootings occurred two nights after an effort by students at the then almost all-black college to bowl at the city’s only bowling alley. The owner refused. Tensions rose and violence erupted. When it ended, nine students and one city policeman received hospital treatment for injuries. Other students were treated at the college infirmary. College faculty and administrators at the scene witnessed at least two instances in which a female student was held by one officer and clubbed by another.After two days of escalating tension, a fire truck was called to douse a bonfire lit by students on a street in front of the campus. State troopers—all of them white, with little training in crowd control—moved to protect the firemen. As more than 100 students retreated to the campus interior, a tossed banister rail struck one trooper in the face. He fell to the ground bleeding. Five minutes later, almost 70 law enforcement officers lined the edge of the campus. They were armed with carbines, pistols and riot guns—short-barreled shotguns that by dictionary definition are used “to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or death.” But theirs were loaded with lethal buckshot, which hunters use to kill deer. Each shell contained 9 to 12 pellets the size of a .32 caliber pistol slug.As students began returning to the front to watch their bonfire go out, a patrolman suddenly squeezed several rounds from his carbine into the air—apparently intended as warning shots. As other officers began firing, students fled in panic or dived for cover, many getting shot in their backs and sides and even the soles of their feet.In federal court more than a year later, a jury took less than two hours to acquit nine troopers charged with imposing summary punishment without due process of law. In the fall of 1970, two-and-a-half years after the shooting, a jury in Orangeburg convicted Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. of “riot” because of limited activity at the bowling alley two nights before the shooting. Sellers, who had grown up 20 miles from Orangeburg, had returned from the Deep South combat zone of the civil rights struggle as national program director for the militant Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The presiding judge threw out charges of conspiracy to riot and incitement to riot, but the charge of riot stood. “Nobody here has ever put the defendant into the area of rioting on Wednesday or Thursday [the night of the shooting] with the exception that he was wounded and that to my mind means very little,” the judge commented. Sellers, who is profiled in the book as “the scapegoat,” served seven months of a one-year sentence in state prison, with early release because of good behavior.MORE____________________Forty Years, just shy of the span of my life. Forty years of ups and downs. Forty years of struggle. Forty years to clean the filth of racism, feudalism and misogyny from our nation's system.Forty years ago, who'd have thought it?Forty years ago, who DARED to think it?Forty years ago, what visionaries though it would take FORTY LONG YEARS before a woman and a man of color would be vying for the chance to lead the USA?Forty years from now, will someone look back on our FORTY YEARS as a wasted opportunity to save THEIR next forty?-T
Jack Bass' ORANGEBURG MASSACREI work hard for those links, but they won't copy and paste!bad "Puter Bug" when I try and preview, I get Den's Bio...Better get out the can of "CyberRaid"! -T
Fear and ignorance pulled the triggers and justice was on vacation.Could it happen again?You bet, fear and ignorance are still alive and well, willing to expend the lives of those trying to make the world a better place.Justice is a bureaucracy with a torture advocate at the helm.Yea baby! Ignorance-O-Plenty!
OBAMA EXTENDS DELEGATE LEAD...by two, but still counting, apparently!-T
Hajji, check this out:Doctors say at least nine cases of leprosy have been confirmed in Springdale. Local doctors say they would be shocked by even one case of leprosy in their entire career, so they say something must be done soon, in order to stop leprosy's spread.Springdale MD Jennifer Bingham says, "my initial response was: I am shocked. I am shocked we are seeing this. It's a true reason to be very worried."Medical specialists say the Marshall Islands have the most cases of leprosy, in the world. And the city with the largest number of Marshallese people, outside the Marshall islands, is Springdale. And Bingham says, it makes sense, then, that leprosy is spreading to the city. "It's from the Marshall islands; that's why we're seeing it."Bingham says she is all for Marshallese people entering the United States, after proper medical tests. But whether they're immigrants or not, she says people must stick to treatment, when infected. And she says, when she treats those from the Marshall Islands, this doesn't happen. "We're not getting the compliance that is absolutely essential to take care of this process."@ Channel 5HucKKKabees' state.It's the Lords will!
Den --- Which Springdale?
Hill and O being neck-to-neck is something, ain't it?! Locally, they're getting all excited because we never have a say in national elections. It's always decided long before our primary. So anyways, the primary is March 4th, and there's alot of delegates at stake (with super delegates--228). Clinton's signed onto a debate here in H-town, but as far as I know, Obama hasn't yet. It's Feb 28th, sponsored by the Sierra Club and the Greater Houston Partnership, and broadcast by MSNBC.They're saying we are 'bout to be barraged with campaign commercials and a scramble among local 'names' to line up with one or the other.It's gonna feel strange to 'count' and be 'courted' so to speak.
OOO! OOO! gotta read THIS
There's talk that the Dem party might want Michigan to do their primary over. *eyeroll* The first primary cost our state $10 million. If the power's that be are now sorry for what they pulled on my state, then tough shit. If they want to redo it right, then THEY can put up the money.Ha! That's what I have ruled. :)
Why the heck can't I copy/paste to your site, Den? This box blinks red when I try to paste something. What now?
If anyone is as sick as I am of hearing the word "change" come out of the mouths of the presidential candidates, here ya go:Overuse of the word "Change" by the candidatesSet to David Bowie's classic song, "Changes". (I opened Outlook Express to paste this. Wonder why Firefox won't let me do that today. Could be something wrong on my computer. I had computer problems on Monday)
God, I forgot how slow Outlook Express is! Sheesh.
Is this legal? FBI deputizes private contractors with extraordinary powersShoot-to-kill if martial law declared...
Doc sez: "Is it legal"Well Doc, a lot of things are illegal in this Administration but it does not stop them from doing any of them.If someone lights off a nuke within our borders you can expect the Gestapo to be everywhere including but not limited to Blackwater, FEMA, Homeland Security, FBI, CIA, and these guys.January cannot get here soon enough.
Carol, No problems here from my viewpoint, linking works and so does all else, must be a issue with your computational device.
I Am Pro-ChoiceDear Posters:I am starting this open letter by stating to you that I am emphatically pro-choice and I am proud of it. Pro-choice should not divide people on certain issues.I am pro-Christianity. I am a follower of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Christianity is a value system and a way of life. As a Christian I am focused on love, mercy, justice and peace. I am anti-bushianity a religion founded by many Nazis in the Hitler Bush administration. Hitler Bush gave his approval for Nazi America’s religion. It is a religion founded on the principles of hatred, torture, mass murders, war crimes against humanity, corruption, decadence, greed, and lies.I am pro-love and I love hearing the love messages from Sister Joan Chittister, Father John Dear, and Bishop Thomas Gumbleton. They are persons who stress love and nonviolence. They advocate change through love and nonviolence. I am anti-hatred and I oppose the hate messages of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean O’Hannity, and Bill O’Reilly. There are many, many hateful messengers that spew hatred in Nazi America but these names are well known for their hateful messages.I am pro-choice in terms of enlistment. I have enlisted into the army at age sixty-eight. Yes, I have taken the oath to protect justice and peace. I am a member of Mary’s Blue Army for Peace. I am one of the FEW, the PROUD, and a Blue Army Member for Peace. I am anti-enlistment into Hitler Bush’s army that stresses eternal wars for blood and carnage. In Mary’s army we seek glory through peaceful means. In Hitler Bush’s army peace is sought through mass murders, torture, and war crimes against humanity.Yes, I am pro-choice and I shout it out to all the corners of our planet. I am proud to be pro-choice that stresses love, mercy, justice, and peace for all of God’s children.Sincerely,Gerald
I came back here, pasted something and it worked. Tried a second time and the box blinks red. Hmmm. I wonder what this could have to do with my computer problem the other night. Oh, well.Ok, I just tried to paste something and it pasted. It's intermittent then.
Test: Identify the Brands
Woohoo, I'm a marketing genius!
This Sunday on your telly: National Geographic Channel: Six degrees could change the worldNot pretty...
DEN, there are so many great writers that posting comments are always out there for me. I have posted some great articles on the AR blogspot. I hope that you will read them.THE GEORGE W. BUSH LIBRARYYou must read this article.
Hitler Bush, the worst president in American history
I'm having computer problems. It's my DSL connection, it screws up sometimes. We'll see how this holds.McCain not a conservative? Pleeeeeeze sleaze. He's always been strongly conservative, his record is there for all to see.
A shout out to Mr. Diligence City himself, Hajji. I've been reporting your stories to my peeps. There's a rancor, though, a developing. It can't be good.
Short range we are going to have mixed snow and rain.But I learn that the Farmer's Alamanac is predicing snow through the end of March!
Doc, if you have not yet, better get some snowshoes or skis.
Old 'Blood-N-Guts Chainy thinks torture is cool, let me repeat that that in case it did not sink in, the VP of the US thinks torture is cool.Humanity has been set back for thousands of years with 'torture them until they talk' mentality in such a position in OUR COUNTRY!The land of the free,home of the brave.We have been snookered and snookered good! Get the TAR and FEATHERS and un-snooker this mess!
I do fine with Canadian=style mukluks. If it's too deep for those then I'm SOL until the next Chinook wind comes along.
Carey,It sometimes seems selfish, when I go "politickin'". I'm so inspired by folks like Loretta. I can COUNT on feeling good.I probably won't do much until I go to Ohio before the 3/4 primary.I'm still trying to find out who is organizing Southern Ohio, since Mom's house is a plenty good enough base from which to cover any areas from Portsmouth to Athens.It looks like that region will be wide open for as much help as we can give it! (It usually gets bypassed by Campaigns in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, etc.)It is also blighted by the loss of manufacturing jobs, mining jobs, union jobs, etc. Obama needs to get the message to more blue-collar, less than College degreed people and the Ohio Valley is chock-full of 'em!John Edwards' would be a big help there, dontchathink?-T
I don't know what Edwards is thinking about the endorsement. I figure it's coming fairly soon, Hajji. But then.....Things are so even steven. Everything's unsettled and tossled in the air.
One last funny:The 2007 Darwin Awards Yes, it's that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed,honoring the least evolved among us.Here is the glorious winner:1.When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim duringa hold-up in Long Beach , California , would-be robber James Elliot did somethingthat can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the triggeragain. This time it worked. And now, the honorable mentions: 2.The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat-cutting machineand, after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his insurance company.The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to have a look forhimself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger. The chef's claimwas approved. 3.A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during ablizzard in C hicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken thespace. Understandably, he shot her. 4.After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver foundthat the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harareto Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driverwent to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride.He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospi tal, telling the staffthat the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. Thedeception wasn't discovered for 3 days. 5.An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head woundsreceived from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries,the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could gethis head to a moving train before he was hit. 6.A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $2 0 bill on the counter, andasked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled agun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptlyprovided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer. $15.[If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?]7.Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he'djust throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some boozeand run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at thewindow. The cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head,knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas.The whole event was caught on videotape. 8.As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed herpurse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediate ly and the woman was able togive them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the policeapprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store.The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positiveID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stolethe purse from." 9.The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a BurgerKing in Ypsilanti , Michigan , at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and demanded cash.The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cash registerwithout a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said theyweren't available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.[A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNER] 10.When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattlestreet, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the sceneto fin d a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage.A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasolineand plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake.The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges saying that it was thebest laugh he'd ever had. In the interest of bettering mankind, please share these with your friendsand family... unless of course one of these individuals by chance is a distantrelative or long-lost friend. In that case, be glad they are distant andhope they remain lost. Remember...***They walk among us,they breed and they vote!! ***
Hitler Bush Declares Martial LawDear Posters:The Nazi Party is brilliant. I have said that Hitler Bush will declare martial law before the election. I am wrong. Hitler Bush will declare martial law after the election. That is right – after the election. There is no way Obama can lose this election. The only way that he can lose this election is through fraudulent voting machines. After the election and Obama loses the election through fraudulent voting machines, there will be riots by the blacks and maybe some whites. That is the key reason why there has been no effort to clean up the voting machines. Hitler Bush calls in the Army and the National Guard to quell the riots. He will also declare martial law. That is why there have been preliminary practices and exercises in case there are riots.There is mounting evidence that Obama cannot lose this election. The only reason for him losing would be fraudulent voting machines. The Nazi Party is really brilliant. That is why the Nazi neocons and evangelicals are saying that McCain is unacceptable. It is a brilliant smoke screen and a buzz signal for Hitler Bush to declare martial law.And, who knows maybe the Nazi neocons and evangelicals will start the riots??? This will be one screwy election process. There is a baseball saying, “It’s not over until it’s over.”On another matter I heard on the Bill Moyers Journal that Hitler McCain may pick Hitler Jeb Bush as a running mate. This will be an election process like no other election process.I just want to say that Hitler Bush will not give up the White House easily. He has not gained dictatorial powers and destroyed our constitution to ever leave the White House. Times are a changing. Maybe that is the change we will have???Sincerely,Gerald
Why Obama Will Win!
I got 16 out of 20 on the "brand" quiz Carol. ===========I'm still trying to figure out why you'd use or need Outlook Express to 'post a paste' here. haha that sounded funnyBut seriously, that's an email program. ??
I dunno how long this will be up, but check out AOL's news quiz. They've changed it where it's not as cool, but it's still pretty neat.news quiz
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