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Facepalms on social media…..

It has been a crazy week down here in Spruill County. It seems those on the Right of the dial have really turned up the irrelevant noise machine around here. Looking through the posts on the Social Media this week has convinced me that it is going to a very long election season. Here are some samplings of comments posted by some very concerned citizens…..

I did not say all liberals – just the Godless ones, which, I guess, would mean, most liberals. In all honesty, I do not see how someone can be a liberal and be a Christian. It’s just incompatible.


Liberals are like slinky’s, they put a smile on your face and make you laugh when you push them down the stairs…..


Sure, in Barack Hussein’s America, if you smoke weed and watch basketball all day, then “government” is going to pay for your Section 8 housing, food stamps, and even some welfare cash to spend, so if you are a job-less pot head, of course you’ll vote for Hussein again.


Kagan accepted $20 million grant from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal – a noted Sharia Law proponent – to implement an “Islamic Studies” program at Harvard Law School when she was the Dean. Elena Kagen has exhibited a bias that may affect future decisions, particularly on any matter concerning Sharia Law.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and you lose a Democrat voter.


Obama and his like-minded followers – just like the brown shirts who followed Hitler leading up to WWII – are destroying the country that I love.


If Pig-losi was being tried for treason as she should be, she wouldn’t be able to finish destroying this country, unfortunately we are too stupid and cowardly to stop her.


Why is the DREAM Act being promoted by Congress? They are prostituting themselves for illegal votes.


What’s next for our President – having a yard sale at the White House to prove he is a regular guy? Maybe washing the Presidential limo in the White House drive in a white t-shirt with a pack of Marlboros rolled in the sleeve? A baby-daddy appearance on Maury, making orange jello on the food channel….. what depths will he sink to in order to convince you and me he is a real average joe and not a racist Marxist….


I heard outside the MSM, that Obama is really Bari Shabazz

Sometimes, I really don’t know how to respond to some of this.

I am glad that folks are looking into the issues and are willing to bring something “constructive” to the conversation.


Quittin’ time

I like this version. Mary Chapin Carpenter:

A horse on the Boulevard

Very strange. I hate driving on the Boulevard, the traffic is insane. I can’t believe this didn’t cause an accident.

I never cared for you

Willie Nelson:

Don’t give up

Well, my computer blew up tonight, and now I have to use a laptop – which, of course, produces even more ergonomic problems. Whee!!

Is our fearless leader really so feckless? Can he not see the Rove propaganda machine employs the same tactic over and over — tying legislation that would benefit the poor and middle-class to legislation that would provide tax breaks and other advantages to the super-wealthy?

From The Raw Story:

President Barack Obama threatened on Friday to veto a House Republican bill that would keep government-backed student loan interest rates at their current level because of a poison-pill amendment, even though his veto would play directly into an obvious trap laid by Republican political strategist Karl Rove.

President Obama has said repeatedly that student loan rates must not go up — which they will on July 1 without Congressional action — and the Interest Rate Reduction Act would indeed accomplish those ends. However, it would do so by eliminating the Prevention and Public Health Fund, a key part of Obama’s health care reforms.

“This is a politically-motivated proposal and not the serious response that the problem facing America’s college students deserves,” the administration said Friday in a policy statement (PDF), threatening a veto the bill if it lands on Obama’s desk.

The bill passed the Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Friday afternoon by a margin of 215-195, with votes falling mostly along party lines.

That veto could be issued at hazard to the president, who’s facing a political Catch-22 thanks to a new strategy hatched by former Bush political adviser Karl Rove. Rove’s political action committee, American Crossroads, has a new ad out this week that makes a pitch for the youth vote by condemning Obama as a “cool” president who’s somehow causing students to struggle…

If the president is forced to veto the booby-trapped student loan bill, it will enable Republicans to ultimately claim that the president is doing little to help young people. Without Congressional action, however, government-backed student loan rates will double on July 1, which will make college significantly more expensive for 7.5 million American students, according to the liberal think tank Center for American Progress.

Obama should get out in front on this one, speaking directly to Americans about the GOP’s dirty tactics, day after day, rather than standing around and pretending his hands are tied before the final vote — which is a pretty good description of how he has conducted himself at crucial times throughout his first term.

‘Neoliberal idealogue’

Matt Stoller has it right about Obama:

I am so surprised

Imagine that:

Republic Report has learned that the Washington Post Company’s Kaplan for-profit college division, was, last year, a member of the controversial business advocacy group the American Legislative Exchange Council. Other major for-profit education companies also joined ALEC. Republic Report has obtained a July 2011 document showing Kaplan Higher Education and other for-profits as members of ALEC’s Education Task Force. This morning, in an email message to Republic Report, Mark Harrad, Vice President of Communications at Kaplan, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Washington Post Company that includes Kaplan Higher Education, wrote, “A unit of Kaplan was a member of ALEC for a one year period, which ended in August 2011.”

For-profit colleges are the ultimate special interest. Many receive around 90 percent of their revenue from federal financial aid, more than $30 billion a year, and many charge students sky-high prices. In recent years, it has been fully documented that a large number of these schools have high dropouts rates and dismal job placement, and many have been caught engaging in highly coercive and deceptive recruiting practices. Yet when the bad actions of these predatory schools got publicly exposed, the schools simply used the enormous resources they’ve amassed to hire expensive lobbyists and consultants, and to make campaign contributions to politicians, in order to avoid accountability and keep taxpayer dollars pouring into their coffers.

Paul Ryan renounces his god, Ayn Rand

Paul Ryan renouncing Ayn Rand is like Peter denying Christ, except that Anne Rand was a batty old atheist who preached a self-serving “philosophy” called objectivism.

ThinkProgress explains why the news of Ryan’s loss of faith seems so shocking at first glance:

In 2005, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) heaped praise on Ayn Rand, a 20th-century libertarian novelist best known for her philosophy that centered on the idea that selfishness is “virtue.” The New Republic wrote:

“The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand,” Ryan said at a D.C. gathering four years ago honoring the author of “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead…”

But today, Ryan is singing a far different tune. From an interview with National Review’s Bob Costa this week:

“I reject her philosophy,” Ryan says firmly. “It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview…”

Key word: atheist. More here.

The lost concert

A new Beatles documentary, coming to a theater near you:

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