Open Thread – April 27, 2012

What are you thinking about today?

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264 Responses to Open Thread – April 27, 2012

  1. chopper says:

    On April 27,
    - 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by Philippine natives in the Battle of Mactan.
    - 1813, during the War of 1812, U.S. forces attacked and burned the Upper Canadian city of York (present-day Toronto).
    - 1865, the steamer Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., killing more than 1,400 people, mostly freed Union prisoners of war.
    - 1941, German forces occupied Athens during World War II.
    - 2000, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani disclosed that he had prostate cancer. (He later bowed out of the U.S. Senate race against Hillary Rodham Clinton).
    - 2002, Mattel toy company co-founder Ruth Handler, who created the Barbie doll, died in Los Angeles at age 85.
    - 2005, the Airbus A380, the world's largest jetliner, made its maiden flight.
    - 2009, a 23-month-old Mexico City toddler died at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, the first swine-flu death on U.S. soil.
    - 2011, more than 120 twisters resulted in 316 deaths across parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia.

    • Red47 says:

      I found it interesting that Barbie was created by a woman. I always thought of the earlier toy industry as a man's world.

  2. chopper says:

    be careful who you allow to photogragh your stuff……….
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2135881/Q...

  3. ★FALCON★ says:

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Romney-Obama-201...

    Romney Is Moving Back to Center

    Doubtful Romney will govern as a conservative, in my opinion. He'll be busy appeasing fringe groups.

    • DB523 says:

      I am going to try out onecornpone's suggestion and work up some of our (sigh) candidates positive possibilities…

      I'm making a couple of big leaps here, I might need some help…

      I've read the Mormons are awesome at logistics… they mobilize to an emergency and leave FEMA in the dust (not hard to do.)

      We know the Gubmn't at all levels is in deep do-do, I've posted this before from Derbyshire's article http://www.adversity.net/fed_stats/OPM2007/001_bl...

      Today I choose to believe that Mittens will mobilize his awesome potential resources and duct tape them over these huge sprawling Departments until such time as they can be logistically downsized out of the way…..

      Well, conservatives can have Hope and Change too…

    • BronxZionist says:

      Social "conservatives" alone cannot elect a President.
      Fiscal conservatives alone cannot elect a President.
      Social "conservatives" and fiscal conservatives alone cannot elect a President.
      Romney must attract a solid number of moderates to be elected President.
      He will get some of them because Obama is outright alienating them, but he will still need to do something to appeal to the others he needs to win.

      • Syrin23 says:

        That used to be true. I think that the number of people who identify themselves as fiscal conservatives has jumped IMMENSELY as our debt has skyrocketed. That issue alone is why Obamugabe will lose in a landslide of eopic proportions.

        • BronxZionist says:

          That is alienation of the base. That will reduce Obama's vote, but it will not guarantee votes for Romney. Particularly if it merely depresses Obama's votes in places like California, New York, and Massachussetts, the effect will be irrelevant.
          Romney must get some of those alienated voters to not just stay home and not vote for Obama, but to actively show up and vote for him in those core states, and even moreso in the critical swing States.

          • Syrin23 says:

            They will. Obama is going to lose by the widest margin in US history. Our side will be out in record numbers, his side is demoralized, as they should be. The only wild card is have they stuffed the ballot boxes enough to make up the margin.

            • BronxZionist says:

              I'd like to believe that, but if people undermine Romney for appealing to swing voters and not being ideologically pure enough then I don't see how the base will support him.
              And don't forget the Ron Paul followers and their certain efforts to get him go third party, or just mass defect to some other candidate and try to break Romney down in the process.

              It is still just over 6 months to the election. It is not guaranteed at this point. Ask me again on Columbus Day when all the polls show those swing states as solid for Romney and then maybe I'll start being confident. Until then, Obama, his fanatics, his media lapdogs, and his Chicago cronies are just too dangerous for me to treat casually.

              • DB523 says:

                Third party is one of the biggest tools for destroying any chance we have to regain a Republic with a legal election…

              • Syrin23 says:

                No offense, but I don't think you're viewing this particular election through the proper lenses. I doubt ANYONE is voting FOR Romney. People, conservatives, moderates and even some less radical leftists view this election as the crossroads of this country for themselves and their children. Obama is viewed, properly, as an America hating marxist tyrant who has done more damage to this nation than we have ever seen be it economically, ignoring the rule of law and COnstitution, make us less safe from foreign threats, divisive and tyrannical with a record amount of reductions in freedom !! People SEE this and are AFRAID of this bastard! There is NO GREATER motivator. You could run a potted plant against Obama, and he would lose in a LANDLSIDE IMO.

                The "not Obama" vote is going to be MASSIVE. It's essentailly a referendum against big gov't, tyranny and Marxism simultaneously.

                • BronxZionist says:

                  If the entire vote is going to be anti-Obama, then the problem is going to be establishing a policy going forward.
                  Just because everyone votes against Obama, tyranny, and Marxism, does not mean they are also voting against big government, and definitely not that they are voting for conservative social values. If the new Congress tries imposing them in such a situation, all they will do is ensure that it immediately flips back to the Democrats.

                  You are also overlooking that while until recently the "generic Republican" always beat Obama, along with the "generic Republican" heftily beating out Democrats for Congress, you do not get to run Mr. Generic for an office then fill in the candidate later.
                  A specific person is running against Obama, and that specific person must appeal to both the base, to be able to advance at least some policy issues, and to the swing voters, to be able to flip the Senate and expand in the House in the process.

                  And, I hate to have to break it to you, but Obama is not viewed as an America hating Marxist tyrant etc., etc. by the vast majority of voters.
                  He is viewed as a complete and total failure to rebuild the economy, but very few outside the opposing bases care about the rest, and for one of them those are absolute positives.
                  Running against him as evil incarnate will not win the election.
                  Running against him as incompetence incarnate can win a landslide, at least within the swing states.

                • Syrin23 says:

                  I never stated a generic candidate. I still absolutely believe that this election will be the anti-Obama election. I disagree with you. I think most view him as an America hating Marxist. Comedians are turning on him, nasty bumper stickers are showing up all over the palce, and the comments threads on news stories at LIBERAL web sites are dominated by conservative voices, Conservatives fear this bastard and we out number them 2:1 and will be out in full force while they will have a slim turn out. Moderates favor Romney 70-30 right now before Romney's campaign has even turned it's attention whole heartedly to reminding America of what he's done to this nation. The economy will shrink further, this summer will have a whole new wave of college graduates who can't get a job, gas will be in excess of $6 gallon.

                • BronxZionist says:

                  All of those are great if Romney gets elected.
                  They are not great to effect policy change.
                  Do you remember what happened when Gingrich overplayed the Contract With America?
                  Do you remember what happened when Pelosi overplayed the anti-Bush vote?

                  Disapproval of the opposition's platform is not approval of your platform.
                  Getting rid of Obama is critical, but throwing it away in 2 years is a waste, particularly if the rebound just brings someone worse than him back.

                • Syrin23 says:

                  Oh no, I am dead certain I am right in my analysis. Hell, Obama won with 53% of the vote the first time getting ALL the youth vote, a rabid left "not Bush" vote, over half of moderates and a low conservative turn out (McCain?, good god). That will be reversed IMMENSELY this election. Hell, Obama is having trouble raising campaign funds. oh no, this is going to be a landslide of epic proportions.

                • BronxZionist says:

                  All of those go to prove my point.
                  Obama's victory depended on that anti-Bush vote, but it was absolutely not an endorsement of his policies.
                  Counting on the anti-Obama vote as an endorsement of . . . which?
                  The Tea Party small government platform?
                  The dominionist Christian social government platform?
                  Is a recipe for a 2 year victory that blows up in a rebound that destroys any short term gains, and opens the door for someone even more extreme than Obama in 2016.

                  Winning 1 election is nice.
                  Winning 10 elections is much better.
                  I'm looking to win 10 elections, but I'll settle for the next 4 to at least rebuild the Supreme Court.

      • ★FALCON★ says:

        Conservatives make up the largest voting block – forty percent. When the republican party elects a social and fiscal conservative we win the presidency. History proves my statement.

        • BronxZionist says:

          Conservatives making up the largest voting bloc would be relevant if we elected the President by popular vote.
          We do not, we use an electoral college.
          That means we would need people of each social and fiscal affiliation to be evenly distributed in every State.
          They are not. Most States have a significant majority for one affiliation.
          That's why the "swing states" are so relevant.

          As for the history, it does not prove your statement.
          As I noted, there are three relevant factors:
          1. Appeal to base
          2. Alienation of the opposing base
          3. Appeal to swing voters
          Reagan enjoyed all three, despite his personal views, as did Clinton. Ignoring that such factors work both ways is an easy way to repeat the errors that have caused the Congressional flips of the past 20 years.

          And let us simply note:
          Fiscal conservatives do not have a sure majority in the House of Representatives.
          Fiscal conservatives do not have any majority in the Senate.
          A fiscal conservative is nowhere near the White House.
          If that conservative voting bloc is so dominant, how did that happen?
          Because McCain was nominated and he wasn't a fiscal conservative?
          How did he get nominated then?
          Somewhere along the line, history has proven that your "largest" voting bloc is not a guarantee of anything.

          • ★FALCON★ says:

            The point was – when a moderate republican wins the primary the base stays home. I'm sure you know that. Dole, McCain, GHW Bush.

            In fact General Powell said that the party needed to move to the center – and nominated McCain and then he voted for Obama.

            Moderate republicans don't win by appealing to the center.

            • BronxZionist says:

              And yet GHW Bush won his first term, and GW Bush won two terms.
              Apparently moderate republicans can win by appealing to the center.

              However if we take the example of McCain, we can clearly see that doctrinaire Republicans can depress the vote, and ensure the loss of a moderate Republican candidate by focusing on the quality of his ideological purity.

              We might also note that GHW Bush and Dole were running as centrists against the vastly superior centrist Clinton, while GHW Bush created his own baggage by violating his base appeal pledge regarding taxes.
              Conversely, we are looking at Romney running as a right-centrist against a clearly extreme leftist. That is a major difference in base appeal, combined with a massive shift in swing appeal. As long as the republican base doesn't abandon him, Romney can easily cruise to victory with a centrist appeal as he is simply not running against a more charismatic centrist, much as GW Bush rolled over the egregiously non-charismatic, pseudo-centrist Gore, and feebly charismatic, leftist base appealing Kerry. Romney might not get the landslide Reagan got against the anti-charismatic, leftist base Carter, or the null-value Mondale, but he can get the victory.

          • ★FALCON★ says:

            Reagan enjoyed all three, despite his personal views, as did Clinton.

            Reagan won back to back land slides. Clinton – 45 percent and 43 percent collectively. Clinton won the first election based on one fact – Bush raised taxes. Clinton had a third party in his first election.

            Not sure where your comparison is valid.

            • BronxZionist says:

              See my reply above.
              Carter was a blithering incompetent like Obama. Anderson could have beaten him had it come to it.
              Clinton won because he was both a better centrist and because GHW Bush lost one base.

              Obama is a blithering ncompetent, and he is alienating significant portions of his base.
              Provided Romney retains support of the other base, he will win as GW Bush did twice, despite his questionable committment to his base.

              • ★FALCON★ says:

                I disagree with your statement here and the one above, and especially the part about Clinton being a centrist. He was so far left that he needed Morris to "triangulate" him back to the center left position.

                First piece of legislation Clinton signed was gays in the military.

                Again, we're gonna have to respectfully agree to disagree and move on.

                Edit to add – I'm a little concerned that you actually considered Clinton a centrist, to be honest.

                • BronxZionist says:

                  Check the context.
                  I said Clinton was a centrist as he ran; just like Obama ran as a centrist, and even Carter ran as a centrist.
                  Again, you are conflating two completely different things – how a person campaigns and how he governs. The two are not identical.

                  Further, while Clinton ran as a centrist and initially governed as a leftist, he did in fact have to switch and govern as a slightly-left-of-center while still presenting himself as a centrist because of the flip in Congress, which was caused by his own initial leftist governance.
                  Obama has instead governed from the far left while trying to pretend to be a centrist, keeps trying to push further to the left in his governance, keeps appealing to the left and far left while campaigning, and then comes back whining that he is "really" a centrist but the Republicans won't let him, and of course the flip in the House was caused by his far left governance.
                  So again we have a massive difference between those two in governance, appearance, and appeal.

                  Being committed to your ideology is one thing, but you have to get past it in analyzing social consequences or you will wind up losing every election you try, just as Gingrich lost the House, just as Pelosi lost the House, just as GHW Bush lost the Presidency, just as Gore lost the Presidency, just as Kerry lost his bid for the Presidency, just as McCain lost the Presidency, just as Obama and Reid will lose the Presidency and Senate and Pelosi will lose her bid to reclaim the House.

                • BronxZionist says:

                  Oh, and I would note:

                  You are right about Clinton needing Morris to realign him.
                  That is why I consider Clinton fundamentally more dangerous than Obama in the long run.
                  Obama is such a doctrinaire leftist, like Carter, that he is guaranteed to crash and burn and take his fellow travelers with him.
                  Clinton is capable of both compromise and has the charisma to really play a centrist, and so can gain and retain power long enough to build a foundation for long term change. In a way, because of Clinton, GW Bush.
                  Had the DNC been smarter they would have diverted Obama, anointed Hillary faster, and gotten at least 32 years of center to left-of-center government, and then someone like Obama could have cruised the country into oblivion without any problem.
                  Fortunately, they gave us Gore, Kerry, and Obama over 12 years, and have pretty much guaranteed at least 12 years of right-of-center to right governance. I'd rather not see that opportunity wasted by undermining Romney for lack of ideological purity.

  4. NOQTR4TR8RS says:

    I'm thinking about RNC Rule Number 11:

    (Skip to 2:05)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDamvX5WlhA


    RULE NO. 11
    Candidate Support

    (a) The Republican National Committee shall not, without the prior written and filed approval of all members of the Republican National Committee from the state involved, contribute money or in-kind aid to any candidate for any public or party office except the nominee of the Republican Party or a candidate who is unopposed in the Republican primary after the filing deadline for that office.

    Despite this, the RNC has anointed Romney as our nominee, and is now paying for advertising on his behalf. And they've done this long before the convention, before many state primaries have even been held, despite his not having anywhere near the required minimum 1144 delegates, despite his still being actively and effectively challenged, and in blatant violation of our party's rules.

    So, if our party leadership is willing to disregard our rules and appoint our nominee, what is the point of having a selection process, and a convention? How then, is this system different from the Soviet system?

    • DB523 says:

      Does this fall under details, details….

      Sort of like "House Recess" which is stepped all over by this admin… but then "Recess" was for when Representatives had to ride their horse back and forth to DC for harvest and what not….hard to be "unavailable" with cell phones and AirForceOne…
      I wonder if George had HorseForceOne…..?

      • NOQTR4TR8RS says:

        I think it's very detrimental to the party over the long term, and potentially very dangerous for the country, perhaps even in the near term. We're not talking about electing the Grand Poobah of the Stonecutters. We're talking about electing the POTUS. And every time these party rules are blatantly and completely disregarded, it moves us ever closer to a VERY bad outcome.

        All of us like to win. And we all know full well what is at stake in election 2012. But is this how our party should conduct business? Is this in our best long term interest? I say it most certainly is not.

    • ret_cpo says:

      The primary process is unfair no matter how you look at it. I have lived in NC for 23 years. I have never been able to vote in a primary that wasn't already decided. In this day and age there is no reason why all primaries could not be on the same day.

      Having said that, there is no path for any of the candidates to reach the magic number except Romney. I therefore chose to get behind the presumptive nominee.

      • ScarySoetoro says:

        Not true, Ron Paul could still be nominated… that's why we have a convention… that's the point of following the rules.

        • ScarySoetoro says:

          btw, that goes for all the others who dropped out early… silly move. What I would say to the GOP as a whole is this: "It's the delegates, stupid!" It's Ron Paul or Obama, that is the choice the GOP is going to have to come to grips with. Luckily for the ABO crowd, Ron Paul fits their noble criteria.

      • NOQTR4TR8RS says:

        I hear you, Chief. I live in NH now, but I have lived in states where my vote was irrelevant.

        My position is that the delegates, if any, should be assigned proportionally, according to the vote. However, above that, whatever present rules are in place, MUST be adhered to. If we wish to discuss changes going forward, I'm all ears. But for now, when we trample rules, we flirt with disaster.

        As for the argument that there is no path for anyone except Romney, I would only say that it isn't over yet. Romney is definitely the frontrunner, but Ron Paul has won Iowa's delegates, and is all but guaranteed a trip to Tampa based on the delegates now, as I understand them. His campaign is still in the black. He raised another 1.4 million last week. He spoke to another crowd of over six thousand people last night, in Texas, which has yet to vote.

        Given this, I think we owe it to ourselves and our posterity, to set an example, follow our own procedures, laws, and rules. Let the process play out, if only to help strengthen and unify the party going into this and future elections.

        • ret_cpo says:

          I understand your point. I believe in following the rules too. But, I do believe Romney will be the nominee. ____The RNC should follow their own rules. Romney and his super pacs can fund his campaign until he reaches the magic number. As far as following the rules, this is not the first one they broke. I may be wrong but I believe no state can be a winner take all state before April. That would certainly change the South Carolina and Florida delegate distribution. ____I do believe Romney will reach the magic number before the convention though.

  5. NotKennedy says:

    As nearly as recent history has demonstrated, the RNC has nothing to do with conservatives or conservatism. The R in RNC stand stands for RINO as in RETAIL politics–they market to the whims and trends of opportunity. While the despicable present administration is a matter of dire urgency, the other critical matter is to cleanse the GOP and replace the RNC. When Boner hired Steele just to keep in on the gravy train we lost all hope of any change, the Obama disease has festered throughout the entire organization. TERM LIMITS, get 'em out and keep 'em gone.

    • DB523 says:

      We do no need "Term Limits" if we would actually vote…. or perhaps I should say vote without fraud….? Voter ID is more important than term limits.

      • NotKennedy says:

        We'll see what happens in Wisconsin, shortly. I have seldom been more compromised than by the compelling urge to get an absentee ballot and cast one for Scott Walker–despite the fact I have never been to Wisconsin and if I ever do go there I will not get within 50 miles of Madison. In this little Massachusetts town they do not check ID to vote but they do have an armed, uniformed police officer on hand in case someone tries to abdicate from the union party line! lol

        • DB523 says:

          snort… morning Not. you and I think alike…. must be the water up here in MA… my suggestion was to plan a summer vacation to all the nearest contested states and make sure you stop and get those absentee ballots from each tourist stop ;p

          • NotKennedy says:

            Maryland has the most expedtious absentee ballot program, they consider those little toll tickets you get to be absentee/proxy ballots as well as voter registration. It's what they call a voter registration drive. The only way you can vote a republican ballot in Maryland is by showing proof of Maryland residency and submitting a receipt for your toll and the request to change the ballot must be in writing, submitted to the Baltimore Ballot Company, a union owned and union operated entity that has served Baltimore for centuries.

  6. ★FALCON★ says:

    Another despicable article –
    http://theintelhub.com/2012/04/26/city-of-chicago...

    CBS 2 News has obtained a copy of a Red Cross e-mail sent to volunteers in the Milwaukee area.

    It said the NATO summit “may create unrest or another national security incident. The American Red Cross in southeastern Wisconsin has been asked to place a number of shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago.”

    According to a chapter spokesperson, the evacuation plan is not theirs alone.

    “Our direction has come from the City of Chicago and the Secret Service,” she said.

  7. JohnK144 says:

    Hey folks. I just stumbled onto this from an American Thinker article about the recent move by the Egyptian muslims to legalize necrophilia. (Isn't that arab spring just great?)

    Here is a 4 part video series on islamic sexuality that'll just blow your mind. You really need to watch this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCfbYkXtHuA&fe...

    • DB523 says:

      Hi John, I do not want to "watch" (ick) that headline… we did post it a bit yesterday, but just text…. From our friends in the 7th century direct to a neighborhood near you….

      • NotKennedy says:

        It is semantics? They 'do' a goat, then slaughter it and eat it in the name of some sacrifice or sacrament. Sheesh, if they allow necrophilia then the mortuaries will soon become like a no-tell-motel with hourly rates. Al Gore might finally have a chance, if he converts. She love you long time!!

        • Red47 says:

          They are not allowed to eat their sexual partners. they have to trade them to someone else. How can their neighbor then eat said sexual partner? I don't know. Ask a baaarbaaarian how the logic works.

          • NotKennedy says:

            This may be why the Kennedys have not converted. A dispensation, special consideration, an annulment, such matters are not the way of islam.

            • Red47 says:

              Oh but he could be an Imam and make personal fatwas.

              • NotKennedy says:

                My guess is that he has a very special place in hell where even Satan himself seldom wanders. That Imam business sounds pretty lucrative, kind of like Pelosi, Reid, Hoyer and the CBC, just make it up as you go. In comedy that would be called improv. In congress they call it governing. The folks in congress have much in common with the islams, I guess that is why Emanuel Cleaver is the Imam of the CBC and that baldheadedlittledickliar from Indiana hears words no other mortal can hear. Andre Carson, perhaps? A vertiable testamentary device for the progress of islam as the abomination of Civil Rights.

                • Red47 says:

                  In your next comment, I want to know what you REALLY think. ;)

                  I think your guess makes sense, except Satan might want an occasional card game…

                • NotKennedy says:

                  Haha, I better not say, I'd like to be able to come back again another day!

      • JohnK144 says:

        The presenter in the video is Ann Barnhardt, and the topics are far reaching. It's not just the necrophilia stuff. As much as I thought I had a "sense" of islamic "culture," I really had no idea.

        I'm serious, you really should watch this. It's not light entertainment, but it does open your eyes to what we're really dealing with from islam.

        • DB523 says:

          I am so sorry I was snarky before I checked. Ann Barnhardt is outstanding. My Bad.

        • NotKennedy says:

          By provocation of comments on this thread, I watched the first video and was drawn in immediately to watch the whole 4 episodes, this woman is magnificent. I wish that she could present that program in public schools everywhere. Folks if you have not seen this presentation, you are missing what the MSM does not want for you to know about. Islam makes the Westboro Baptists look like pretty nice folks.

          • JohnK144 says:

            Exactly what happened to me. After the 1st video, I was in. You know, you hear about genital mutilation, but you never hear that 97% of Egyptian women are victims. You hear about pedophilia, but you never hear about how wide-spread it is. You NEVER hear about the bestiality at all.

            It must really upset the MSM that the necrophilia story got out. It could open up the whole can of worms.

            • NotKennedy says:

              I still don't know what to make of all the assertions about Obama's homosexual accusations but after listening to those presentations I suppose there could be some contention. He makes nothing of it though so I don't care either. If anyone ever messed with any of my animals I'd have shot them dead where they stood without flinching.

              Not to be contrary but she takes no concern for her particular enthusiam of religious agenda. The 50% homosexuality matter does not address the fact of an ever increasing islamic population in the world, notably in Africa. Evil is evil under any banner. And W was WRONG, Islam is NOT a religion of peace.

              • JohnK144 says:

                You know, there's just SO much in these videos; that more than anything, it paints a picture of a "societal culture" that is as degenerate in its actions as it is in its philosophy. I'm not so concerned about Ann's "religious agenda," as much as I'm interested in what 1,400 years of inbreeding in those cultures has produced.

                This, for me, is about understanding the culture that we are facing. And if even HALF of what she is presenting is true, we need to be aware of that. THIS is what we need to deal with.

                • NotKennedy says:

                  No one has changed the culture yet in Afghanistan. The Russians gave it up a long time ago, for what it is.

                  Over those 1,400 years, the islams have never been reserved about killing anyone or anything that got between them and the devil and that IS who you are dealing with. It took Islam 1,400 years to mature in their depravity and the MSM has gotten there in only 50 years in the U.S. See what all of the cultural cultivation has accomplished in our short lifetime? lol

                  We have gone from waves crashing on the beach to laws requiring porn actors to use condoms in my lifetime. As a boy, in the 50ss, you NEVER heard an off-color word, the famous phrase from Rhett to Scarlett was severe as it went. And then came Carlin and the rest of the pukes of our generations where you can no longer count the multiple utterances of the F word or the N word and everyone is humpin' everything like stopping for red lights.

    • NotKennedy says:

      It is probably the only way some of those islams are ever gonna get laid. It wouldn't surprise me if they have some law that allows one of them to marry a corpse just to have a chance with a human.

      • JohnK144 says:

        Want to marry a corpse?

        There's a fatwa for that.

        • NotKennedy says:

          They have a fatwa for every occasion? Hmmm, not quite like the Tibetan Book of the Dead, we might suppose.

        • NotKennedy says:

          Las Vegas has some marriage arrangements which are similar to that!

        • Lanna says:

          Barnhardt is fearless, she's on point on everything Islam.

          But as for corpse-marrying — doesn't this put Obama's campaign in an interesting position (no pun intended)? Romney's faith, while not allowing for sexual relations with the dead, allows a living person to marry a deceased person who wasn't partnered in life so that person will have a partner in the afterlife. Going to be difficult to attack Romney's religion when they give a pass to something as outrageous as necrophilia.

          • NotKennedy says:

            There are many variations on the ever evolving body of beliefs of some folks. For as much as I am aware, Rombot makes no issue of his religious persuasions, I respect that more than seeing Bill Clinton with a 7 pound bible as a photo prop. But, we always have Reverends Sharpton and Wright when the gospel becomes too restrictive!

            • Lanna says:

              It shouldn't be an issue, but I figured the left would try to make it one. This business of Islam getting a pass because it's a religious persuasion is hogwash, it's a political ideology meant to control. The left is pretty clueless about Islam, and, with the really unsavory aspects getting publicity, they're now stuck defending things like necrophilia and female genital mutilation because they insist it's a religion. I think it's Evan Sayet (reformed lib) that has a really good piece on how the left's ideology traps them into celebrating the outrageous.

              • NotKennedy says:

                An underlying theme is that some of those nations and cultures are modeling exactly what can happen in a godless culture with an authoritarian control. I am still working through Barnhardt's video series, she presents her topic with studied passion. The insidious devolution of humanity that is islam in respect of women has parallels with the culture of racial entitlements and the degradation of what was Civil Rights. Al Sharpton, JJ, the CBC and so many of the 'cultural' leaders are not so different than ol' Mo'

        • Red47 says:

          There's a fatwa for that.

          LOVE it.

          It needs to be on a t shirt.

      • R_Swift says:

        I wouldn't be surprised to learn that that had a menage a fatwa for party events……..

        • NotKennedy says:

          That almost sounds like french! Duck livers on toast, a muslim recipe!

          • R_Swift says:

            Looks like the French are done on both sides now, what began in 711 C.E. has finally succeeded.

            • NotKennedy says:

              Even in the worst of WWII there was the resistance. I'd guess that there really are decent, strong and moral French nationals who will rise to the occasion should the islams leave their ghettos. And while they are returning those islamic souls to Satan, they might want to frag a few socialists just to blend the bloodshed.

              Meanwhile, I'm guessing that the treeape is probably not into that culture, she do like to have her fun!

    • Leauxryda says:

      Saw that too John…..disgustingly, this will likely be the only 6 hours of quiet these freaks will get while forcing themselves on their spouses…….who, in their right mind, would want to have sex with a corpse???

      • NotKennedy says:

        You still have to have pity on the morticians or pathologists who might have to come in behind one of those freaks. But, he won't need one of his buddies or servants to hold the goat while he defiles his little burqa fantasies.

        • JohnK144 says:

          Another tidbit from the video is a quote from Khomeni,s writings, that if you have sex with the livestock, you have to kill the animal, but you can't sell the meat in your own village. Selling it in the next village over though is just fine.

          You really can't make this stuff up.

          • NotKennedy says:

            I was unaware just HOW similar Khomeni was with the Democratic Party. No wonder the libs are so attracted to Obama, he has that middle eastern swarthiness and was born a muslim, the son of a muslim who was the son of a muslim. As to the next village over, isn't that kind of like the second cousin rule?

            Necrophilia… I'm getting a vision of Foghorn Clyburn servicing his mistress, Pelosi, in the name of Obama. He might have to wear a Maxine Waters wighat to give it that San Francisco aura!

          • Red47 says:

            She is right about how stupid these people are. Part of that quote said that once the act has been done, the urine, feces and milk become unclean and the animal must be killed.
            I ask, yet again, what kind of monsters are these morons?

            • NotKennedy says:

              There is probably an element of mysticism in some of that but in some places the excrement is burned for fuel and in others certain cow dung is an element of ritual. Damned if I can guess what they do with the urine, at least before the #Obama movement came along and started carrying buckets of excrement around to places as part of their cultural exercise. Hard to imagine they would import any when the streets of NYC, in certain areas, are running wet with the lust of depravity and #OWS!

              • Red47 says:

                Mysticism? Of course. That is equivalent of "stupid" in this case. To say that diddling in an excrement outlet is somehow clean and the resulting urine and feces is unclean requires a whole lot of stupid.

                • Deusexmachina says:

                  There's never been a shortage of stupid….

                • NotKennedy says:

                  Stupid, it rhymes with Liberal!

                • Billyb9 says:

                  You must be a high school english teacher!

                • NotKennedy says:

                  Nah, I am anti-union. However, with all those benefits and a short work year, I might be persuaded to teach REAL history and REAL english and Mark Twain would not be rewritten.

                  We need to close the Dept of Education, EPA and Dept of Energy first, then HHS. You know, America could be a great place again in only a couple of years if we minimize the federal government and get them out of the school house.

                • Billyb9 says:

                  I'm with you on that. I asked a liberal one year why she was voting for higher taxes. She asked me what "services" I would want to do without… Well first of all, I have to pay for my kids private school. We e-mail and use UPS for our postal needs. We have good health insurance that will last us through our years (if the gov'ment will leave it along) don't need medicare. SSi is gone, I got a retirement program that will probably disqualify us anyways. We fix our kids lunch so we don't need the lunch program… I keep thinking the only thinking the only thing I NEED the feds for and would be paying for them for is protection from enemys- foreign and domestic, that would infringe on my rights. But they've become THAT enemy.

                • NotKennedy says:

                  There is a definite need for a central government, such as for roads, aviation, in addition to those matters specifically addressed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, as amended. Just imagine if California had their own banking system? Who would accept that currency?

                  As to foreign versus domestic, the distinction becomes less clear with each passing year. Having SWAT teams in local police agencies as well equipped as a standing militia does not meet the specification of police enforcement. Better that states would have 75% of the authority and the fed 25% or some combination as circumstances may dictate.

                • Billyb9 says:

                  Absolutely, My thinkng though is they receive enough money to cover the gammit. For the services that they're supposed to be providing, they're not doing a very good job. Definatly over paid.

                • Red47 says:

                  You might want to ask her what services the Federal govt provides that cannot be provided better in the private sector. There is also, deliberately, no provision in the Constitution for charity at the Federal level.
                  Even Ben Franklin, seeing the need for a charity hospital in Boston said it would be wrong to ask the govt to fund it and raised enough money to get that hospital going. It is not a matter of how we feel about our services, but what the law allows. Otherwise, we have a lawless society that gets to act as it feels. Much like Our Dear Leader and his extra-Constitutional activity.

                  I know you know this, but it felt good to say it. :)

                • Deusexmachina says:

                  so does ingnorant and assinine….

                • NotKennedy says:

                  And these are the same folks who abhor pigs and seafood? I think the inbreeding and lack of genetic diversity is a sustainable argument.

                • Red47 says:

                  One avoided those kinds of animals for health reasons, as I am sure you know. And now, despite real health risks, they perform unclean acts on their "clean" animals. What did Gump say? Stupid is as stupid does.

      • JohnK144 says:

        "who, in their right mind, would want to have sex with a corpse???"

        That's actually one of the topics in the videos; the fact that most muslim "cultures" have been inbreeding for 1,400 years, so much so that they are genetically screwed up, and that's why the mindless fanaticism is so prevalent. That, and the fact that they "train" their kids from birth to accept garbage like this.

        Watch the videos. They are eye-opening.

        • Petroglyph says:

          "who, in their right mind, would want to have sex with a corpse???"

          The Satanic Cult known as Islam.

          • Red47 says:

            The mind is not right.

          • ★FALCON★ says:

            My first wife and only wife was a corpse – hope this doesn't make me a mooslim.

            • Petroglyph says:

              Well, seems we have more in common than I thought.

              Did she turn into Lucifer when she drank Tequila like mine?

              • Deusexmachina says:

                That's what happen to my first two wives….

                The upside was that I found out how long I could go without sleep…

                • Leauxryda says:

                  I became an expert at instant tune-out…….

                  She could initiate a binge-bitch and out of nowhere……I'm the only guy in the bar during ladies night…..

                  It became a lot quieter towards the end……

                • Deusexmachina says:

                  The nestmate marvels at the fact that I can read with the TV on….

                • Leauxryda says:

                  Mine marvels over my ability to sit on the throne without my legs going numb……

                • Deusexmachina says:

                  Hell, if I'm in there for more than three minutes, there's a knock on the door….

                  I made the mistake about telling her about a guy I knew who crapped-out on the throne…

              • NotKennedy says:

                Tequila will do that to a person. And then they stop being a person, no one knows them when they are on that binge.

              • Hank_Scorpio says:

                Mine didn't need tequila, just the thought of me being happy….

            • R_Swift says:

              Some Tom Waits just for you Falcon, Better Off Without a Wife
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azw0JvYmj7Q&fe...

              No offense intended to the good ladies on the forum here, or my wife of 27 years………

            • Billyb9 says:

              I think 50% of guys make that mistake on their first marriage! My ex is a real winner as well. Luckly, I haven't had to watch her decay since the divorce. I understand her and her boyfriend are still living in her boyfriend's mother's basement. (they're both in their late 40's now) WTF was I thinking?

              • R_Swift says:

                Thinking? You might have answered your own question.

              • Deusexmachina says:

                The last I heard, my first ex was living in a trailer with a guy named Ogg….

              • ladykrystyna says:

                I feel self-conscious now, as a soon to be "ex wife". Although I'm not the first (I'm the second) and he initiated both divorces, so maybe it really is him and not me (or her).
                :-D

                • Billyb9 says:

                  Don't take it to heart. I'm sure after your divorice you'll be having the single guys here and in your other social groups standing in line to get to know you. I (unlike ChiTownTom) remember a lot about folks from their posts. I would rate you as quite a catch for some lucky guy.

                  Why? I describe my ex as decay= dead.
                  I would describe you as alive- growing. You have a lot to offer.

                  My suggestion- be careful not to "rebound" – take your time and live it up a bit.
                  It took me 13 years before I was "ready" for a second try. I kept dating the same kind of women I left behind. I needed to learn enough about myself to know it was me (being attracted to the wrong kind of women that is)…

                  Billyb9 gets off his soapbox and leaves the building

                • ladykrystyna says:

                  Billy, you are sweet and your significant other is lucky to have you.

                  Oh, I'm definitely not quite ready to do any dating as of yet. I was never much of a "dater" anyway. But I think once I'm a bit more settled, I think it would be fun to finally just do the casual dating thing. Just go out and have fun without any long-term expectations.

                  I definitely don't want to make the same mistake twice. Re: learning about yourself – that is very true. And that is why I realize now how important dating really is – it helps you filter out the morons. :-D

                  Get on your soapbox anytime. One of the reasons why I care for you all so much is that you bring so many different opinions and so much wisdom to the discussion. I'm so glad I'm here.

                • Hank_Scorpio says:

                  Hey his loss….

                  If you're ever near Philly beers are on me

                • ladykrystyna says:

                  Hank, I will definitely take you up on it. Next time I'll be anywhere near there will hopefully be next summer when my mom and plan to take the girls back East to see family friends and old haunts. We'll be in Jersey, PA (Scranton Wilkes-Barre area) and D.C.

                  I've always thought what fun it would be if we could all finally meet under fun circumstances and have a BBQ, target shooting/skeet shooting party. :-D What a wild time it would be.
                  :-D

        • Lanna says:

          Puts a whole new spin on Obama's use of the word 'corpseman', doesn't it?

        • Leauxryda says:

          I love Ann Barnhardt……a petite woman with a convictious heart of steel….. that's sexy!

          Sorry……I was able to view 2 of the 4 until youtube demanded a un/pw to view further. Couldn't remember pw and have yet to receive my reset prompt….

          But thanks for submitting it. I know I'll get to the last two but Ann is spot on about this….People DO need to be aware of what is going on around us…everything the administration is doing is surrendering America's legacy to evil…..

          This is not extremism, this is not conspiracy theory……this is cold-hard-evidence every single day of what the domination of evil brings upon a people. It needs to be said over and over…..Folks, you need to wake the phuck up!!!

          • JohnK144 says:

            The problem is that part 3 is "age restricted." I guess because it goes into genital mutilation.

            • Leauxryda says:

              That's what I figured too……

            • NotKennedy says:

              Yep, I had to login to see it as well. It is worth the impediment of logging in to follow the presentation to the end. Leaux, she is gorgeous–and too young for us. But she certainly does not hurt the eyes. More importantly, she is living proof that the next generation has produced real Americans with real family values and I bet there are plenty more just like here. That vast right wing conspiracy just keeps on keeping on!

          • Deusexmachina says:

            and don't take that Soma they're trying to feed you….

            Those wacky Scientologists might just be right about that…

            • R_Swift says:

              Recent experience?

            • Leauxryda says:

              Please elaborate……is Ann a Scientologist? Wanna make sure I follow……

              • Deusexmachina says:

                No, not that I know…

              • NotKennedy says:

                If she is into Scientology it went RIGHT by me, all I heard was Catholic and she sounds even more like an evangelical. The Catholic reference is likely intended for context in describing the force and authority by which an Imam is comparable to the Pope or even Mohamid (sp intentional).

                • Deusexmachina says:

                  I don't know of one Scientologist that's a Christian…..

                • NotKennedy says:

                  The first scientology guys I ever met were both graduates of Trinity HS in Camp Hill, PA and they were very Catholic until their first year in college! They tried to sell me on it but they were freaking me OUT with the hard sell, hard close routine. As to them being Christians? I wonder the same thing of the lds'rs

                • Deusexmachina says:

                  I should have said 'real' Christian….

                  Anyway, having your own planet is pretty kool….

                • NotKennedy says:

                  Well, if you get in the market for a planet, Dennis Kucinich has some available, I think he got them from Willy Nelson, it doesn't cost very much and it lasts a long while!

                  … and you may see me tonight with an illegal smile :-)

                  Those guys get here and don't even need ZigZags!~

                • Deusexmachina says:

                  I'm not doing that anymore….

                  Hell, we rolled ours with the sunday paper and used fireplace tongs for the roach….

                • NotKennedy says:

                  Not since '88, here. It took me nearly 30 minutes to drive the three miles home. I had one of the last CJ7s to come off the line custom ordered from the factory just the way I wanted it. That night I was just sure that there was NO possbile way for my Jeep to fit on that narrow country lane–I got out several times and walked ahead to see if the road and the Jeep combination would work. It would have been faster to walk home. And I never did that again. Some people LIVE like that!

                • Deusexmachina says:

                  I quit way before that…

                  It was usually when we were all camping and nobody was going to be driving home.

                  I finally decided to quit, when I went into the bushes to bleed the old lizard and rolled down a very steep hill….

                • Red47 says:

                  Mormons get one, too!

                • NotKennedy says:

                  There was a Stake about 6 or 8 houses down the road from my place, in the 60s. They never really mingled with the neighbors but there was a steady stream of good looking young fellows who came through as part of their missionary program, well mannered guys in a time when some of us were sporting beards and pony tails and were easily amused with simple music played to loud. Budweiser actually tasted of Beechwood aging and Lowenbrau was a heavy and delicious German beer.

                • Red47 says:

                  Some of those fellows were quite handsome. Used to go ward or stake or something for the dances with my bff. Hard to get past the Mormon thing, for me.

                • Deusexmachina says:

                  Only if they're good….

                • Red47 says:

                  And if hubby says the secret name, wifey can go, too.

    • DB523 says:

      you do realize, under this very egalitarian Egyptian law that it works both ways? That a wife may have "relations" with her dead husband for (I believe) up to 6 hours after death? Ahhh, the questions this can raise…. or not raise as the case may be…

    • Cowboy Logic says:

      John,
      It is rare that I'll watch a fifteen minute video.
      That was a powerful video.

      The first five minutes are very powerful.

      • JohnK144 says:

        I'm glad you watched it, CL. And I gotta say, I like that woman. She's tough.

        If you get around to watching the other three parts, it'll give you a whole new perspective on that "culture." Even Freud would lose his mind trying to analyze these people.

        • Cowboy Logic says:

          To be honest, I have never heard of her.
          I am going to do some research on her. She is not some ordinary run of the mill stay at home soccer Mom slash Mommy Blogger. That woman is educated and highly articulate. She presents herself and her thoughts well. I'll bet you that she had Lyndsay Graham stuttering like Porky Pig.

          Oddly enough, she says what I have said online here from day one. Islam is not a religion. Islam is a cult for Heathen Dirt Worshipers. Those here representing Islam in our Country, building their forts (same word I've always used) should be tried for sedition, and deported.

          • JohnK144 says:

            I never heard of her either. But just like you, I heard her saying the same things I've been saying too (and a whole lot more).

            But her story about burning pages of the koran and then publicizing that she did it, complete with her full name and address was pretty daring. "You want to come after me? Go for it. I'm better armed than the French Army." And, unlike the French, "I will kill you."

            I'm like………..damn.

          • Lanna says:

            You may remember her when you see the videos she did of burning the Koran, was all over the net a few years ago.

          • NotKennedy says:

            Curious little Freudian association, Porky Pig and Lindsey Graham. Graham is South Carolina's version of Charles Schumer–I have to avert my eyes and close my ears to them both. Slimey, sleazey, shiftess and UNCLEAN.

          • Leauxryda says:

            Cowboy, if you haven't got to it yet, the site is: http://barnhardt.biz/

            What may blow your mind is she's a broker……she also has youtube video page, find by her name search…..she is also known for being outspoken on the John Corzin gig…..and, she currently promotes getting out of paper….

            Pretty sharp gal….

        • DB523 says:

          oh, I wish you had mentioned Ann Barnhardt in your post John she is legit… and CL her and her pink gun are totally cool, grab any of her videos. I think I saw her first referenced either through Pam Geller or Creeping Sharia… she has been tormenting the tiger for a while now.

          • JohnK144 says:

            I had never heard of her. But I am seriously impressed.

            • Leauxryda says:

              See my reply above to Cowboy…..she is killer…..I highly recommend you stay up with her. She has archives too….

            • DB523 says:

              I am so sorry that I started to derail your sharing Ann Barnhardt here. Well, do it over and over, or maybe the blue line guys will give her videos some prime time.

              This is a lesson to me also… make sure we put some text in with the link offers…

    • Red47 says:

      Gross. I don't want to watch it. I know they are like animals because of what I have seen. The people who practice this this religion in this way are barbarians and are not fit to mingle with people.

      • Red47 says:

        Okay. I read more comments and it is more encompassing. I will watch it.

        • DB523 says:

          I was absolutely wrong about JohnK's post… some videos are gross, but Ann Barnhardt is tops.

          • Red47 says:

            I thought it was about the sexual proclivities of those dirty Islamists.

            I saw the one where she excoriates Graham. I want her to call him a stupid jackass one more time. That crazy jackass needs to stand down for what he said. The -ists won't come after her. She is armed mentally and her words would sweep the nation and the world. They cannot afford that. I will be seeing the rest.

          • JohnK144 says:

            I came away from those videos with, if not a "different" perspective, a MUCH deeper understanding of why those cultures are so SICK.

            If it's true that one must "know your enemy," I feel like I got a crash course on just what we're up against.

            • DB523 says:

              The other thing you come away from any Ann Barnhardt video with is titanium balls and corrected thought process.

            • Red47 says:

              You got the same thing I got. I have known about almost everything. I did not realize there was a 50%+ of male homosexuality in Afghanistan. I also did not know that Allah was busy on Thursday nights. The information really puts what I already knew in perspective. I now feel extreme concern for their women and revulsion.

    • Deusexmachina says:

      EVERY mosque in America is an Islamonatzi outpost….

      When the lights go out, we need to point our guns at them…

        • Deusexmachina says:

          You do know why they developed the .45 ACP round….

          or the reason for the upgrade from .38 to .357….

          • Petroglyph says:

            No, please explain.

            • Deusexmachina says:

              The .357 was adopted to deal with a certain democraphic hopped-up on drugs….

              The .45 was adopted to deal with another hopped-up on Islam….

              • DB523 says:

                Deuse, I recently added a .45 ACP to our stock because our local club offered a reloading class, (have not gotten to it yet) and one of the calibers they offered was .45ACP. I tend to think of shotgun/rifles when I think of reload. Do you have an opinion on reloading for pistols? (snort…do you have an opinion…lol)

                • Deusexmachina says:

                  Well, it is the easiest caliber to reload, but I'd be wary of buying reloads from others…

                  and I only use reloads at the range, for obvious reasons….

          • ★FALCON★ says:

            I've gone to a 556 and Five Seven. I like things that knock a blue helmet off and down.

            That Five Seven goes exactly where it's pointed at 2400 feet per second. I call it the "pieces keeper".

    • Cowboy Logic says:

      John-
      Watch this one.
      It'll knock your socks off http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78K9e5GGU5E&fe... .

      • Deusexmachina says:

        We protect the right to burn the flag and that limp-writed dandy wants to prosecute someone who burns that piece of filthy Sharia pornography…

        WTF is wrong with this picture?

        • Cowboy Logic says:

          WTF is wrong with this picture?

          Well.
          Do you want me to give you the long list, or the short list?

          To start at the top, on either list, I have always personally believed that Lyndsay Graham is an incipient fag. It goes downhill from there.

          • Deusexmachina says:

            It's at the top of my list as well….

            I hate to admit it, but we may have indeed dodged a bullet by not electing that doddering old fool to our highest office…

          • Red47 says:

            Hmmm. You and Graham think the same of him.

          • NotKennedy says:

            Amen, he just lights up the gaydar like a beacon of disgust. Not that I have a problem with fags so long as that part of their total character does not overwhelm all else about them. It is just peculiar that some of them MUST tell you about their proclivities. Graham doesn't have to say a thing, it is just obvious.

      • JohnK144 says:

        Ohhh man.

        That was awesome. You gotta like this woman. She actually DOES have "balls and brains" at the same time.

        • Cowboy Logic says:

          John-
          I found the email I was thinking of.
          (It isn't the original email, but it is the text of what she sent to her clients). http://www.zerohedge.com/news/entire-system-has-b...

          • JohnK144 says:

            Wow. This woman is rock solid. This paragraph says it all:

            Finally, I will not, under any circumstance, consider reforming and re-opening Barnhardt Capital Management, or any other iteration of a brokerage business, until Barack Obama has been removed from office AND the government of the United States has been sufficiently reformed and repopulated so as to engender my total and complete confidence in the government, its adherence to and enforcement of the rule of law, and in its competent and just regulatory oversight of any commodities markets that may reform. So long as the government remains criminal, it would serve no purpose whatsoever to attempt to rebuild the futures industry or my firm, because in a lawless environment, the same thievery and fraud would simply happen again, and the criminals would go unpunished, sheltered by the criminal oligarchy.

    • keepdad says:

      WOW! She makes Glenn Beck seem like a cream puff!
      Thank you for the link.

      BTW, we have our first bonafide Alinskyite troll posting. Goes by the handle of Pelosi HERO.

    • Cowboy Logic says:

      John,
      watch this to 1:44.
      It is coming back to me now.

      I have heard of her, She has sent a newsletter out to her clients. I saw the email about six months ago, but can't find it now. The fact of the matter, she has an Ag Background. Maybe that is why she is so plain spoken in calling a spade a spade.

      For a fact, if I could raise an Army of Ann Barnhardt's, and put them in the local Courthouse, the State House, and the White House, we could turn this country around. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&am...

      • JohnK144 says:

        You know, after spending years focused on the "commies" (in all their flavors) in and around our gov't, I had all but forgotten about this kind of American. She is EXACTLY what this country used to be like back in the day. "You screw with us, we'll screw with you. You bring it to us, and we will wipe you out."

        Love it.

    • ChiTownTom says:

      That gives new meaning to "the religion of piece".

    • Red47 says:

      I am thinking that Muslims hate dogs because they bite. Thanks for the links. It is nice to have all of the info in one place.

    • Red47 says:

      As reply #124…
      LOOK WHAT YOU STARTED!
      Nice work. And thank you.

      • JohnK144 says:

        I am flabbergasted. I NEVER post links to anything unless it really impacts me. But I am amazed at the impact that Ann Barnhardt has made.

        I've emailed Petroglyph that I'd like to contact Ann about penning an article for the site. Anyone that can inspire this kind of response, really deserves to have a platform. And i can't think of a better, more honorable platform than what we have here at NavyGentleman.com.

    • di_da_is_alpha says:

      Wow! Just, well, WOW! That reminds me …… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmhwV-Cxceo

      Good vid, too. No more Mr. Nice Guy, but I'll stop at one tune.

  8. Syrin23 says:

    Medical tidbit of the day: Most cardiologists do not believe cholesterol causes heart disease.

  9. ChiTownTom says:

    Libertyship46

    Take a look at this site. It was started by NavyGentleman and the site is reminiscent of the old Breitbart days. All your old friends are there…

  10. Markg55 says:

    Space Shuttle Enterprise
    Today worked at St John's University in Queens NY and had the chance to watch the Space Shuttle Enterprise do a few fly overs piggy-backed on a Boeing 747. Awesome sight to behold. The end of an American dynasty unfortunately. I am 51 and was a kid in the Sixties.Everything was about space back then. I remember getting the GI Joe Space Capsule for Christmas one year. Loved that toy. Does anyone remember "Space Food"? That stuff that came in yellow foil wrappers the size of a Slim Jim. Tang that orange drink. Space pens? We looked to skies back then and dreamed. Today was a bittersweet moment for me.

    • DB523 says:

      Thank you for sharing that Markg. Me too, to everything you said. We dreamed… maybe I could not be a player in the game, but I could watch the game and dream along with it, and I knew that even my little bit helped make the game happen…
      They took the dream away…. and substituted hope….