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September 24, 2007

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J. Pierpont Finch

Here is the link to the laugh.

http://www.drudgereport.com/laugh.mp3

Listen to it carefully. It's the top of the iceburg of what you will be hearing of 4-8 years if Evita is elected in 2008.

Ponte

J. Pierpont Finch

9/24/07 REPORT:

Legacy of European Socialism: French PM says 'France is broke'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/24/wfra124.xml

This is our future if Hillary's Healthcare Plan becomes law.

The current challenges of righting the imbalances in the Social Security program and Medicare program are daunting enough. Bush's surprising support for adding the drug entitlement to Medicare without funding it was a step backwards from long term fiscal respponsibility. Add Hillary's unfunded healthcare program together with her anti-growth tax increases and we sow the seeds of getting onto The Boulevard of Broken Dreams - disaster.

Jack Flynn

I'm laughing with her.

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Jack Flynn

J. Pierpont Finch
What a great name.
I have a flat, harsh sounding name that I don't particularly like. It exudes intimidation and a caustic persona, one who wouldn't hesitate to punch another in the face. JACK FLYNN. See? harsh as hell. Now take
J. Pierpont Finch. It exudes sophistication, gall, control, orderliness, cleanliness, an intellectual or mental distance. . . patience and persistence—a man who knows himself.

It's all in a name, isn't it?

J. Pierpont Finch
What a great name.
I have a flat, harsh sounding name that I don't particularly like. It exudes intimidation and a caustic persona, one who wouldn't hesitate to punch another in the face. JACK FLYNN. See? harsh as hell. Now take
J. Pierpont Finch. It exudes sophistication, gall, control, orderliness, cleanliness, an intellectual or mental distance. . . patience and persistence—a man who knows himself.

It's all in a name, isn't it?

Jack Flynn

The second post was the perp/spammer. "wink".

Monica
You should put those yellow smiley faces on here.
They are corny, but they do express a variety of moods and emotions.

Don't hit me. It was just a suggestion.

Jack Flynn

Sometimes I criticize left wingers.
Alan Colmes is one.
That show drives me crazy. Night after night, Colmes disappears under the carnival lights of Hannity, (the Music Man).
And you have to listen as hard as a boy with his ear to an anthill, to pick up Colmes's zingers.
It took me three years to remember his last name, and two more to get his first.
If you want to be invisible, walk down the street with Alan Colmes.

On the other hand, you could have lunch with Hannity and watch him suffer over his food.
or see him blacken any real wisdom with hair dye. It is what happened to Elvis. He wanted to remain in that place that was his peak. He couldn't move on and he couldn't stay. Sad but true.

O'Reilly is just another bully and stays put arrogantly, while Hannity is the consummate seducer, with words that bait and ensnare.

Colmes will NEVER be a match for Hannity and the disparity saps some life from the show, each time it airs.

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charlie

Monica,

Hillary's mirthless laughter doesn't seem appropriate.
But, in today's society, where maturity is direly lacking, I wouldn't be surprised if its regarded in a different light.

There's a time and place for everything. A presidential candidate acting like a giddy schoolgirl is surely out of place.

Jack Flynn

Monica,
Everyone has some irritating or odd physical habit or attribute that drives other people nuts. So Hilary has a cackle. So what. Can't you lay something more substantial on her?
She, at least, will get the "cackle" vote. And who knows how many "cacklers" and closet "cacklers" are out there?

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J. Pierpont Finch

INTERESTING & INFORMATIVE READING.

The Soros Threat To Democracy

By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Monday, September 24, 2007 4:20 PM PT

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=275526219598836

Democracy: George Soros is known for funding groups such as MoveOn.org that seek to manipulate public opinion. So why is the billionaire's backing of what he believes in problematic? In a word: transparency.

How many people, for instance, know that James Hansen, a man billed as a lonely "NASA whistleblower" standing up to the mighty U.S. government, was really funded by Soros' Open Society Institute , which gave him "legal and media advice"?

That's right, Hansen was packaged for the media by Soros' flagship "philanthropy," by as much as $720,000, most likely under the OSI's "politicization of science" program.

That may have meant that Hansen had media flacks help him get on the evening news to push his agenda and lawyers pressuring officials to let him spout his supposedly "censored" spiel for weeks in the name of advancing the global warming agenda.

Hansen even succeeded, with public pressure from his nightly news performances, in forcing NASA to change its media policies to his advantage. Had Hansen's OSI-funding been known, the public might have viewed the whole production differently. The outcome could have been different.

That's not the only case. Didn't the mainstream media report that 2006's vast immigration rallies across the country began as a spontaneous uprising of 2 million angry Mexican-flag waving illegal immigrants demanding U.S. citizenship in Los Angeles, egged on only by a local Spanish-language radio announcer?

Turns out that wasn't what happened, either. Soros' OSI had money-muscle there, too, through its $17 million Justice Fund. The fund lists 19 projects in 2006. One was vaguely described involvement in the immigration rallies. Another project funded illegal immigrant activist groups for subsequent court cases.

So what looked like a wildfire grassroots movement really was a manipulation from OSI's glassy Manhattan offices. The public had no way of knowing until the release of OSI's 2006 annual report.

Meanwhile, OSI cash backed terrorist-friendly court rulings, too.

Do people know last year's Supreme Court ruling abolishing special military commissions for terrorists at Guantanamo was a Soros project? OSI gave support to Georgetown lawyers in 2006 to win Hamdan v. Rumsfeld — for the terrorists.

OSI also gave cash to other radicals who pressured the Transportation Security Administration to scrap a program called "Secure Flight," which matched flight passenger lists with terrorist names. It gave more cash to other left-wing lawyers who persuaded a Texas judge to block cell phone tracking of terrorists.

They trumpeted this as a victory for civil liberties. Feel safer?

It's all part of the $74 million OSI spent on "U.S. Programs" in 2006 to "shape policy." Who knows what revelations 2007's report will bring around events now in the news?

OSI isn't the only secretive organization that Soros funds. OSI partners with the Tides Foundation, which funnels cash from wealthy donors who may not want it known that their cash goes to fringe groups engaged in "direct action" — also known as eco-terrorism.

On the political front, Soros has a great influence in a secretive organization called "Democracy Alliance" whose idea of democracy seems to be government controlled solely of Democrats.

"As with everything about the Democracy Alliance, the strangest aspect of this entire process was the incessant secrecy. Among the alliance's stated values was a commitment to political transparency — as long as it didn't apply to the alliance," wrote Matt Bai, describing how the alliance was formed in 2005, in his book "The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics."

Soros' "shaping public policies," as OSI calls it, is not illegal. But it's a problem for democracy because it drives issues with cash and then only lets the public know about it after it's old news.

That means the public makes decisions about issues without understanding the special agendas of groups behind them.

Without more transparency, it amounts to political manipulation. This leads to cynicism. As word of these short-term covert ops gets out, the public grows to distrust what it hears and tunes out.

The irony here is that Soros claims to be an advocate of an "open society." His OSI does just the legal minimum to disclose its activities. The public shouldn't have to wait until an annual report is out before the light is flipped on about the Open Society's political action.

Jack Flynn

Soros = Rove
Both are consummate manipulators. Rove does it with his mouth and Soros does it with his money. Six of one, a half dozen of the other. I wouldn't give a 25cent cigar for either one of them.

Jack Flynn

I listened to Hillary's laugh on Drudge. What a healthy and hearty laugh.
Would you rather have George Bush's dour facial expressions and affected jock walk?


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Jack Flynn

George only laughs when someone breaks wind. And I don't think we want to hear that one, do we?

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charlie

Being amused at a good joke is all well and good; but guffawing at a serious guestion--as if you were in a Charlie Chaplin's audience--strikes me as sophomoric.

In some cases, laughter is associated with fear and insecurity.
One time I witnessed a prisoner being told that all his appeals had been exhausted and he was going to the chair. Next, the man began smiling.

BTW, some of you will also be aware that some people cry when they are very happy.

We, humans, are a weird and paradoxical lot.

Jack Flynn

Why?
Exactly what is the serious subject of this thread Charlie? It's Monica ridiculing Hillary's laugh, isn't it?


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Jack Flynn

"Soros' "shaping public policies," as OSI calls it, is not illegal. But it's a problem for democracy because it drives issues with cash and then only lets the public know about it after it's old news."

Sounds pretty Republican to me.

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charlie

Jack,

I think there may be a little misunderstanding here.

I was referring to the serious questions being posed to Hillary on Sunday, and at other times.

I have a feeling that she may be making the same mistake that Gore did, when he was advised to shed his image as a bore, and ended up embaressing himself and those around him.
Trying to soften her image is not a bad idea, but I don't think carrying on like a banshee will help.

In most cases, being yourself is wisest. Acting should be left to the Hollywood crowd.
But, to think of it, aren't all, or most, politicians actors!!!!

BTW, not meaning to be snide, but did you know that hens CACKLE when they lay eggs?

Jack Flynn

Hens also cackle when they are having fun.

But when all the snap, "cackle" and pop is done, it looks like a hen in '08, not a him.

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charlie

My friend,

Hens usually cluck when they're having fun.

Jack Flynn

Hens also cluck when they call their chicks home, just as Hillary is clucking in the voters to roost around her.

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charlie

You're forgetting that Hillary's newly assumed persona is that of a cackler and not a clucker.
Depending on which way the wind's blowing, she may eventually become a clucker.

It will then be solidly reinforced how inconsistent she is, and cannot be relied on.

PS. She's already got you and your ilk in her talons, so whether she cackles or clucks, it wouldn't make any difference.

Jack Flynn

I'll agree, partially with you here. There ARE elements of what you call "talons" in her personality. It is called, a killer instinct in athletics, government and war. Yes ahe has that. And I am glad she does. It is a characteristic that all great leaders must possess to contend with the horrendously complex problems that running a country of three hundred million human souls entails.
It is a form of energy that gives them the drive to undergo the intense scrutiny and almost superhuman ordeal of first campaigning, then taking on one of the most difficult and least desired jobs in the U.S.

charlie

ELEMENTS OF WHAT I CALL 'TALONS!!' Man, what are you talking about. This here specimen possesses a full and veritable pair of claws.

Maybe you can't, or refuses to, see it, but this hen is no barnyard denizen. We're looking at a harpy in a biddy's clothing.

Before continuing to laud the virtues of the talons in your goddess (captor), take note: TALONS are designed primarily for killing--mostly harmless and innocent creatures.

Sweet dreams!!!

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