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May 06, 2011 at 07:33 PM | Permalink
Remember: It's CONGRESS that spends the money. The Prez can only sign or not sign the spending bills.
May 08, 2011 at 05:16 PM
I can assure you he'll be back...and the sooner the better!
POSTED BY: DJ | MAY 07, 2011 AT 03:20 PM
Yup. And better than ever. Good to see I have a friend or two here who know that I won't let down the Memo for too long!
Had a little work to do and now I can devote more time to smiting libs wherever their foul stench is apparent.
Sure smells like sulfur in here..
May 08, 2011 at 06:33 PM
"Sure smells like sulfur in here.." - UG
That's interesting. Smelled just fine until MAY 08, 2011 AT 06:33 PM
May 08, 2011 at 06:43 PM
Looks like DJ is far better at making predictions than the resident libTROLL. It stands to reason that DJ is far better at making sense than the libTROLL as well.
If only someone would rid us of that plague!
I invoke OPC.
May 08, 2011 at 07:13 PM
May 08, 2011 at 07:34 PM
It's good to see Americans being so vigilant:
WTF do we need "two imams" on an airplane for anyway. Dump them in the ocean along with their buddy osama [may the devil feed him pigs blood from now until eternity] where they belong.
May 08, 2011 at 08:27 PM
I can assure you he'll be back...and the sooner the better!
Posted by: Ummahgummah | May 08, 2011 at 06:33 PM
Smite away, Ummah! BTW, you might not believe this, but a reliable source informs me that even the Reverend Rayciss Kaard welcomes you back. He said, reportedly, "I don't see eyeball to eyeball wit him, but some a them white libruls so nasty I can't hardly blame him sometime for sprayin' it back at them."
May 08, 2011 at 09:16 PM
Gringoman, please tell the good reverend: You got that right, reverend!
May 08, 2011 at 09:21 PM
Posted by: Ummahgummah | May 08, 2011 at 08:27 PM
Good to see you back, UG.
May 08, 2011 at 09:37 PM
An imam is an Islamic leadership position.
May 08, 2011 at 09:50 PM
And Jim Treacher notes:
Here’s how it works: When 19 Muslim terrorists fly planes into buildings and murder thousands of people, it’s not a reflection on all Muslims. Or any Muslims besides those 19, for that matter. But when a drunk A-hole in the same neighborhood yells “As-salaam alaikum! Consider this a checkpoint!” and stabs a Muslim cabbie, it’s a reflection on all opponents of the Ground Zero Mosque.
May 08, 2011 at 10:26 PM
and stabs a Muslim cabbie, it’s a reflection on all opponents of the Ground Zero Mosque.
Posted by: gringoman | May 08, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Always thought it was a reflection on that 1 individual. No more , no less.
If acts of others are a reflection on me. Then, being white, I would wonder if Hitler, Manson, the shooter in Arizona. Charles Whitman and others are a reflection on me.
To be wrong one way. Is just as wrong as the other.
If we are better than the enemy. Then, we can not act like them.
We must defeat them. yes. But, act like them, no.
To adopt their ways, are not our ways.
May 08, 2011 at 10:41 PM
FOR MOMMY'S DAY
JANE EYRE: So, okay, shoot me, I wasn’t looking forward to two hours of Jane Eyre in the movie theater on Mother’s Day, not even with Beloved Wife and Daughter. Increasing skepticism as the theater filled with nearly all mothers and daughters. But it was terrific. I really enjoyed it.
(Even with pretty much the only other guy in the theater seated two seats away – this enormous guy came into the theatre with a cooler, and midway through the movie proceeded to pull out a family size bag of doritos and consume the entire crunchy, crunchy, far more crunchy than popcorn, bag while slurping from a big bucket sized thermos, followed by some kind of cookies. I was distracted from the Divine Waifiness of Mia Wasikowska on-screen because a part of my brain could not help but calculate the calorie intake of the human cookie monster next to me. There is a reason I hardly set foot inside a movie theater.)
Posted at 6:26 pm by Kenneth Anderson
May 08, 2011 at 10:49 PM
DOING THE BELTWAY BOOGIE
MICHAEL SCHEUER Both houses of Congress are blowing hot air when it comes to the threat to cutoff aid to Pakistan. Why? Because we have given Pakistan the whip hand in the bilateral relationship. The reality is that our last two presidents and those popularly regarded as military geniuses — McChrystal and Petreaus — have marooned a 150,000 strong U.S.-NATO military force in Afghanistan. The supply needs of that force are absolutely dependent on Pakistan’s permission to use Karachi port to bring in supplies by ship and then unload and truck them through Pakistani territory to Afghanistan. We could not bring in enough supplies via cargo aircraft and the overland routes through the Former Soviet Union to Kabul are frequently closed by winter’s snow. Bottom line: U.S. aid must flow to Pakistan as long as the U.S.-NATO force is in Afghanistan — unless the Congress wants to see that force starve, lose mobility, and slowly run out of fuel and ammunition.
May 08, 2011 at 11:18 PM
Vote Conservative, Not “progressive” or Libertarian
Following the inauguration of the current White House occupant and the subsequent implementation of “progressive” policies, resulting in a cultural phenomenon known as the Tea Party, there’s been an explosion of political debate in the United States. This debate has taken place among and between Conservatives, “progressives” and moderates.
Since the spring of 2008, I’ve been priviledged to engage in many long discussions on a myriad of topics with a good sampling of the population who represent today’s widely ranging political philosophies.
There are many policy matters which are viewed by people from very different, often divisive perspectives. This writing is focused on two policies and the reasons why I believe that the best way for We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, is to vote for Conservatives, not “progressives” or Libertarians.
“progressives” continue to promote the narrative of global warming, or to use the most recent and now more popular vernacular: climate change. The narrative is that planet earth is experiencing a warming climate due primarily to the emission of man-made ”greenhouse gases”. The most often and specifically referenced gas is carbon dioxide.
According to Matt Rosenberg at Atmosphere Composition, the earth’s atmosphere is composed primarily of Nitrogen and Oxygen. Together, the two comprise about 99% of the gas in the atmosphere. Here’s a listing of the key components of the atmosphere:
Nitrogen – 78.084%
Oxygen – 20.95%
Argon – 0.934%
Carbon Dioxide – 0.036%
Neon – 0.0018%
Helium – 0.0005%
Methane – 0.00017%
Hydrogen – 0.00005%
Nitrous Oxide – 0.00003%
Ozone – 0.000004%
In addition, water vapor is variable but typically makes up about 1-4% of the atmosphere.
“progressives” would have the world’s population believe that fluctuations in a trace element of earth’s atmosphere (0.036%) caused by the burning of fossil fuels like petroleum and coal will result in such catastrophic events as the melting of earth’s polar ice caps and glaciers. This will lead to the flooding of coastal areas and the extinction of numerous species.
Meanwhile, Libertarians express the belief that America’s militaristic foreign policy is a major contributor to anti-American sentiment around the world. The chief proponents of this view are fond of quoting our Founding Father’s:
“…foreign policy of peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.”–Thomas Jefferson
“The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little politial connection as possible…Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambitions, rivalship, interests, humor or caprice?”–George Washington
Based upon this philosophy, the Libertarian perspective is that America should immediately cease all foreign aid, withdraw our troops from around the world and enact large cuts in defense spending.
You might well ask: What do these two expressions of quite distinct policies have in common? A fair question.
In each instance, there’s an expression of admirable goals. Who doesn’t want to have cleaner air to breath, promote the general health of earth’s ecology or diminish our nation’s dependency on foreign energy? Who doesn’t see value in lowering the costs of defense spending, or reducing our entanglement in the affairs of other sovereign nations?
The achilles heel of each of these policy perspectives is the same. Both the reduction of America’s dependency on fossil fuels (especially those purchased from countries openly hostile to America) and ending America’s role as the world’s police force are long term strategic goals. Both require thoughtful, careful planning and execution if they’re to be ultimately successful.
A nation of over 300 million people, which currently derives less than 5 percent of its energy from “alternatives” such as solar, wind, tidal or organic, can’t expect to put an immediate end to the use of fossil fuels. This could quite possibly bring the nation’s already ailing economy to a grinding halt, resulting in a massive loss of business, leading to a dramatic decrease in already insufficient tax revenue and an extremely painful increase in unemployment. Is putting an end to the use of petroleum worth the accompanying reduction in the living standards and the overall prosperity of the nation? Is it worth the resulting ballooning of our national debt and further devaluation of our currency?
Simarly, an immediate withdrawal of American troops from around the glode, coupled with a dramatic decrease in defense spending will predictably lead to the simultaneous creation of multiple power vacuums in many dangerous regions of the world. Is the impulse to immediately return to a completely non-interventionist foreign policy worth the risk of leaving the world a less secure place for mankind to live? Is it worth the geopolitical expansion of America’s enemies?
What the nation needs to do now is elect fiscally responsible, Constitutional Conservatives who understand the need to make such dramatic policy changes in a thoughtful, strategic, implemental fashion.
It’s true that we need to make immediate corrections to many current policies. America stands at the precipice of economic, cultural and geopolitical disaster.
We do need to throw out the bath water. But we also need to make sure the baby doesn’t go with it.
May 08, 2011 at 11:28 PM
On climate change. While I do not know for certain that it exists. Do know that warmer air, not colder air creates more violent storms year round. Winter included. For the water to get into the atmosphere. There had to be warmer air somewhere. Then, when the jet stream carried it to a colder climate. Snow and ice formed.
So using the severe weather from last winter to now. Would be more incline to support global warming.
In earth's far distance past. There was more Co2 than now. It took a reduction, for life to form. More Co2 means less oxygen.
Trees give off Oxygen and also give off Co2. That's why many hospitals don't allow too many plants in the patient's rooms.
Someday we will run out of a finite energy source such as oil. The question is, will we delay the study of other sources, including man made oil, and be ready in time?
May 08, 2011 at 11:49 PM
"So using the severe weather from last winter to now. Would be more incline to support global warming. "
That should have a "than dispute it" at the end.
May 08, 2011 at 11:51 PM
have noticd that many who do deny climate change. Do soley on economic reasons.
So, guess we can either save the money or the planet. Not both. Like being caught between the rock and a hard place.
We can contact our cities to use full cut off lighting. Where ALL of the lighting travels downward. We can do that ourselves with all outdoor lighting. If we did have such lighting world wide. The Earth would look black from satelites. We could save a billion dollars a year that way as a country.
Also, thinking about putting in a new sidewalk? Look in on having bricks or concrete that lets water pass through. They have bricks and concrete that allows as much as 12" of water to pass through in an hour. So, no runoff.
The floods have increase over the years because of more runoff.
May 09, 2011 at 12:06 AM
mjfell, I do not agree with your assessment, but it does beg the question WHAT CONSERVATIVES? I truly believe the last living conservative was Barry Goldwater.
I don't have a problem with many libertarian platforms. Why do we feel the need to be the worlds' cops with little of NO compensation from these hellholes? I esp. like the pt of limited government as intended by the founders & OFF OUR BACKS.
Could you please supply your idea of conservative candidates we should consider & would that be lock & step with the RINO controlled process of debate & caucus leading to primary?
imo Trump fired Star Jones tonight for her political correctness. GO TRUMP
May 09, 2011 at 12:13 AM
NO RINOS 2012
May 09, 2011 at 12:17 AM
can you just imagine if he hadn't had any black celebrities?
imo screw political correctness, & Trump did address it tonight with Miss Star Jones after trying to neutralize Meatloaf with her psuedo placating of arguing is beneath my intelligence bs. She FINALLY got outted.
May 09, 2011 at 12:24 AM
is this $h!t every going to end?
May 09, 2011 at 12:26 AM
here is a good "conservative" NOT
May 09, 2011 at 12:28 AM
Wonder what motivated the Bama to finally get tough and go after bin laden without the Paks involved. And his tough talk after the fact.. what is going on.. could this be just to get re-elected?
Anyway, whatever motived the successful raid, I am glad we finally got the SOB.
Maybe the Bama is reading the Memo and figuring out a few things they don't teach at Haaaaahvaahd and yale?
May 09, 2011 at 04:59 AM
An imam is an Islamic leadership position.
POSTED BY: JAY | MAY 08, 2011 AT 09:50 PM
Thank you for schooling us, Jay.
And we all know we need more "islamic leadership"
Jeeezz.. Is Jay the picture book definition of the word THICK or what?
May 09, 2011 at 05:02 AM
Senator Warner set up a website if you would like to thank the Navy SEALs.
May 09, 2011 at 06:41 AM
"Jeeezz.. Is Jay the picture book definition of the word THICK or what?" - UG
Naive, perhaps. The naive still get into heaven, according to the Sermon on the Mount.
War and hatemongers like you on the other hand? The dictionary definition of Goddamned.
Literally. Especially when you know better and have been told so many times over.
May 09, 2011 at 11:04 AM
Monica's bouncing polls?
Wishful thinking. The vanquisher of Osama bin Laden and his CIA multi-trillions will win against all possible comers.
Count on it and make plans to leave. Seriously. After the CIA takes out the real perps of 9-11, they're going to start dismantling, peacefully and legally, their mouthpieces.
Count on it. Nothing I haven't said before; I just didn't have their priority list or the timeframe, I do now:
1. Osama bin Laden
2. BushCo (perps of 9-11)
3. Rightwing hate radio
4. Fox News
5. The top 10%. From the top down.
Count on it. And not all before the next election, not at all.
They already know they've won.
It's been nice fighting you, right wing cons fascism and anti-Christian totalitarianism, but it was unnecessary.
And I won't be fighting your destroyer. Rather, cheering, in between bouts of watching, intently. And then I imagine, cheering again.
Politics will forever be a game of finding and choosing and supporting the lesser evil, until evil no longer exists when Christ returns.
I've always accepted this.
May 09, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Posted by: xbjllb | May 09, 2011 at 11:04 AM
And God won't look kindly upon your advocating the snuffing out the most innocent and helpless amongst us either: i.e., murdering unborn babies. Ignorance is no excuse. You've been repeatedly told human life begins at the point of conception. Hence, anyone who knowingly murders, or advocates the murder of, these little babies is subjecting themselves to a very harsh judgement, indeed.
May 09, 2011 at 11:24 AM
after all hubby did sign that marvelous law, NAFTA/GATT to help with their developement in manufacturing, OUTSOURCING jobs from here to there
May 09, 2011 at 12:09 PM
NEVER FEAR, NEWT IS HERE!
The long anticipated wait is ovah! Lil' Newty is going to announce Wednesday that he's entering the presidential race. Whew! Now we can all relax.........
May 09, 2011 at 12:11 PM
May 09, 2011 at 12:13 PM
Posted by: thebuckstopshere | May 09, 2011 at 12:13 PM
You see this cat Newt is a bad motha...........
(Shut your mouth!)
But I'm talkin' bout Newt!
(Then we can dig it!)
May 09, 2011 at 12:48 PM
right, a salamander for the commander in chief
May 09, 2011 at 01:29 PM
imo Newt would be a SHAFT
NO RINOS 2012
May 09, 2011 at 01:30 PM
that poor dog....
Bright kid, make the call!
May 09, 2011 at 02:00 PM
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