published Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Christie's Support

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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Chris Christie is not the GOP nominee, nor will he be in 2016. The lib media is transparent. Benghazi and all the other scandals under Obama, in addition to all his extra constitutional bullcrap, all get swept under the rug, but this blowhard needs to be taken down. Christie has no chance of being the nominee, zero.

February 1, 2014 at 12:07 a.m.
soakya said...

why is this clown(Bennett) and the other clowns in Chattanooga so concerned with governor from nj yet they have no interest in the president which actually affects them.

February 1, 2014 at 12:22 a.m.
MasterBlaster said...

Cue the mewling... All together now - "BENGHAAAAZI"... "BENGHAAAAZI"... Lets keep the chorus up Cons, because it's all you've got, and it's NOT going to matter in 2016. Hillary is going to crush any stooge the Republican Party pulls from it's hindquarters this time around. But don't forget "BENGHAAAAZI"!!!

February 1, 2014 at 12:24 a.m.
soakya said...

yeah just keep talking about nj because that affects us here in se tn. neither Hillary or Christie will be the nominee.

February 1, 2014 at 12:37 a.m.
blackwater48 said...


Nobody knows exactly what evidence David Wildstein might have on Christy. Nobody knows WHY the lanes were closed in the first place, but right now Wildstein just wants the Port Authority to pay his legal fees and immunity from prosecution. The PA cut him loose because he wasn't authorized to order lane closures nor was doing so part of his job description. Actually, nothing fell under his job description because Wildstein's six-figure career at the Port Authority had NO job description. He made around $150k to do nothing because Christy said, 'find this guy a job.'

BTW Christy has already lied; On January 9 he told reporters that no one on his staff knew anything about lane closures or traffic problems on the GWB and Fort Lee until AFTER THE FACT. Breath takingly false.

This all reminds me of how the Watergate scandal began. No one could figure out how a 'third rate burglary' could have anything to do with Richard Nixon. No on can now figure how a 4-day traffic jam could have anything to do with Chris Christy.

At this point, even if all charges are NOT proven Christy can wave bye-bye to the Oval Office, which leaves the GOP in a pickle. Seriously, who is going to run against Hillary? Can you imagine Mike Huckabee or Rand Paul? How about Jeb Bush? (here's the campaign slogan: VOTE BUSH BECAUSE THIRD TIME'S A CHARM!)

With Christy out of the running and no other viable candidates, expect lots more of this:


February 1, 2014 at 1:14 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

Hillary's fat ass could break a chair as well.

What's Hillary's campaign slogan gonna be? "Womanizer's rule!!!"

Christie is dead in the water and won't even run. But if he did, all he would need to explain is bridgegate. And maybe shining Obama's shoes.

Hillary, on the other hand...well:

Attorney Clinton

Castle Grande

Cattle futures

Cellular phone investment

Madison Guarantee S&L

Whitewater development

Attorney Clinton

Castle Grande

Cattle futures

Cellular phone investment

Madison Guarantee S&L

Whitewater development

Chung, Johnny

Gupta Vinod

Hastings Alcee

Hubbell, Webster

McAuliffe, Terry


Paul Peter

Pellicano Anthony

Rich Marc

Rosen David

Kathleen Willey

FBI files

Health care plan

Indictment possibility

White House guestroom

Travel office case

White House art collection

Flag burning

Foreign policy



Campaign financing


Ethnic slurs

Goldman Sachs

Health industry

It Takes a Village


Tipping incident



Watergate investigation

Hillary's got her some 'splainin to do!

February 1, 2014 at 2:46 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

Study: Liberals drink more alcohol than conservatives

"The authors of this latest study offer two theories to explain this divergence in behavior. One possibility is that people of a more liberal persuasion tend to be more open to new experiences, such as the consumption of alcohol or drugs. Another possibility is that people living in more liberal states or countries may feel more confident in government health care and social welfare to pick up the pieces if drinking leads to health or social problems."

THERE'S your problem!!

February 1, 2014 at 3:11 a.m.
MasterBlaster said...

My advice to all Cons to prepare for 2016 -

Drink heavily, and ask Rush for some of his pills...

Because whoever the Republicans pull out of the elephant's rear is going to LOSE!

Better start wrapping your mind around this simple fact...

February 1, 2014 at 4:37 a.m.
facyspacy said...

The libs are starting too early trying to dig up dirt on this Christie fellow. It will be forgotten in two years.

I notice how quick someone pointed out that Christie may have lied once... But have never mentioned the many lies Obama has told (Obama was Pinocchio man of the yr)

Then you got Hillary in her current job, "four people got killed, what's the big deal"

This cartoon is one of the many diversions to take the focus off what is really going on in the state of the union.

February 1, 2014 at 6:27 a.m.
wallyworld said...

Toe: Police reports show Republicans use cocaine and Oxycontin. But, I don't think that's the reason for their loss of humanity and governing expertise.

Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., was caught buying drugs as part of a federal investigation into a Washington, D.C., drug ring last month and is being charged with cocaine possession, according to a senior Drug Enforcement Administration official. Radel is a former radio host (like his mentor, Rush), TV reporter and newspaper owner who was swept into office with Tea Party support. Last I checked alcohol is still legal in this country.

February 1, 2014 at 6:33 a.m.
limric said...


Referring to your list (quite a few of which are bogus by the way):

”Hillary's got her some 'splainin to do!” About what – to whom – and why?

Using your barometer, if any woman’s got ”some 'splainin to do” it’s Condoleezza Rice. Don’t ya think?

Nice job today Mr. Bennett

February 1, 2014 at 6:36 a.m.
LibDem said...

TOES02800, That's a distressing list for Ms. Clinton. Obviously, if she'd been home baking cookies like a good little woman, she'd have stayed out of trouble.

February 1, 2014 at 7:20 a.m.
inquiringmind said...

I heard an interesting quip by a conservative talking head on the radio yesterday, now that Christie has sunk his own ship R. Paul will get the nomination for the 2016 Presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton and be wildly successful, winning two counties in Mississippi.

February 1, 2014 at 7:46 a.m.
rick1 said...

Let's look at what Killary Klinton accomplished while she was Secretary Of State.

Liying to the family members of the four Americans murdered in Benghazi, saying the reason for the attacks was because of a You Tube Video.

Hiding while Susan Rice went on the Sunday morning talk shows and continued to spread the You Tube Video Lie. Why wasn't Killary on those shows, it was her job not Susan Rice's job. Even Obama said Susan Rice had nothing to do with Benghazi.

Our relationship with Russia has vastly improved since Killary hit the reset button.

She did such a great job with Iran, Syria, North Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan and I bet we can all feel the love they have for use because of Killary.

The Arab Spring was such a great success story along with the the Middle East peace negotiations.

She did a great job of pissing off our allies.

One are where she did excel was in parting at the clubs and getting drunk. Not to worry BJ (Billy Jefferson) Clinton has promised to have Killary sober for the 2016 elections.

Yep Killary meets all of the qualifications to be our next President.

February 1, 2014 at 8:40 a.m.
rick1 said...

If Killary gets elected would you allow your daughter to take a tour of the Whitehouse with the sexual predator BJ Clinton?

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill wouldn't.

February 1, 2014 at 8:50 a.m.
dude_abides said...

2020 Vision:

Since Republican prospects for 2016 seem to be getting dimmer and dimmer, why not give this 'up and coming' conservative some good ole family values support for the next election cycle?

February 1, 2014 at 9:09 a.m.
dude_abides said...

facyspacy said... "The libs are starting too early trying to dig up dirt on this Christie fellow. It will be forgotten in two years."

This Christie fellow? This guy you haven't even really ever heard of? LOL A Republican Governor in a state that has gone to the Democrats in every presidential election since 1988. A much sought after fundraiser (even since Bridgegate became public). This Christie fellow is gonna be skewered by his own people, he'll be slow roasted on the national stage by the words of his own appointees. It's gonna be ugly and it's gonna take a long time. I will keep you informed. He was a republican that could have garnered some support from the middle, but now it's back to the quirky but sinister crew you folks have run up the flag pole.

February 1, 2014 at 9:32 a.m.
fairmon said...

Talk about premature. The eventual candidates for POTUS in 2016 are not on the scene at this point. Christie and Hilary both have a similar disadvantage that will prevent success.

February 1, 2014 at 9:37 a.m.
dude_abides said...

Tick Tock, I believe, was the GOP mantra before the last election, so... Maybe you guys should be thinking of 2024, actually.

Who was talking about premature? This subject on your mind, of late?

February 1, 2014 at 9:55 a.m.

No other viable candidates? Who are you, Blackwater, Nostrdamus?

You libs act as if a Democrat will have no challenger in the election because Christie is ruined. You' re nuts.

2 years to go and you libs are obsessing about the GOP candidate. Get your house in order. Hillary probably isn't going to be your nominee either, the lefty bag has too much baggage. The assumption that all women admire her is ludicrous.

Condy Rice, limric, is not a potential candidate, Hillary is. Benghazi is an issue that won't go away.

One issue that will be big is the intrusion into our lives by the governement/nsa. It will haunt Hillary as well. Obamacare's intrusion into our lives, along with the nsa under BO, has made Americans very uneasy. Hillary is just BO in pants suit.

February 1, 2014 at 10:07 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Toes: Let's not forget the "intense sniper fire", or the "concussion". bwahahaha

February 1, 2014 at 10:08 a.m.
limric said...


"Condy Rice, is not a potential candidate." Oh,why not? But then again, neither is Hillary. You may WANT her to be one, but she’s not.

”Benghazi is an issue that won't go away.” Neither will 9/11 or Iraq.

Does Hillary Clinton frighten you all that much?

February 1, 2014 at 10:27 a.m.
jesse said...

She scares the sh!t outta me ,Limric!! Actually they ALL scare me pretty bad!!

February 1, 2014 at 10:34 a.m.
alprova said...

Toes wrote: "Hillary's got her some 'splainin to do!"

Not to anyone who is ready to vote for her. As for the third of the nation who does not want to see her as President and who will never vote for her, she doesn't owe you the time of day, and you'll never get it either.

February 1, 2014 at 10:37 a.m.
alprova said...

Favcyspacvy wrote: "Then you got Hillary in her current job, "four people got killed, what's the big deal"..."

If you're going to make a point, at least have the courtesy of relating tacts when doing so.

Hillary said no such thing. Not even CLOSE!!!

February 1, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Hills has more skeletons than Arlington National. If the adoring media get's off their azzes, she will be exposed this go-round. A few fools, like Alpo, will support her no matter what.. I would support a leftist like Pocahontas Elizabeth Warren before Hillary.

February 1, 2014 at 10:44 a.m.
alprova said...

If anyone believes that Hillary will not be running for President, and that Chris Christie is not the ONLY Republican who has or had a chance to be elected over her, you're living in Fantasy Land.

Paul Ryan is currently polling above Chris Christie among Republicans, but he has zero chance of being elected as President, and that will be the case two years from now as well.

Madam President it will be, unless she is caught in bed with a live girl or a dead boy.

February 1, 2014 at 10:55 a.m.
dude_abides said...

"Pocahontas Elizabeth Warren"

Obese Klansmen can be so clever at times!

February 1, 2014 at 10:58 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Good read, Jesse.

February 1, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.
Maximus said...

Zzzzzzzzzz. Who cares about Christy Cream? Is it me, but are we not witnessing the intensification of the gangster machine Democrat dirty tricks campaign against Republicans prior to the Mid Term Elections? A question, and of course this needed to be done, but who outed Senator Lamar Alexander's Chief of Staff for having child porn on his computer? Hmmmm? The scum bag killed himself but I would put good money on the bet that it was a Democrat operative that outed him. Republicans must understand that politics is a blood sport for most Democrats. We can't be a "good guy" like Mitt Romney and expect to win the mid terms and especially the 2016 presidential race. From Barry the Welfare Pimp, to FDR, JFK, Slick Willie, and LBJ the Democrats know how to excel in the gutter of political hardball!

February 1, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
dude_abides said...

maximus... it is you. You don't out pedophiles, you arrest them. Only you could skim across a story that illustrates dirty republican politics and stupidly hope to blame the Democrats. LMAO

February 1, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Christie, Schmistie. All a diversion from the crumbling administration. Hell, I don't blame them.

February 1, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.
Maximus said...

Raise the minimum Barry The Welfare Pimp's income inequality campaign season mantra.....what it amounts to....raising the minimum wage for those stupid enough to set their life expectations on earning the minimum wage and voting Democrat. Sports fans, if you an adult earning only the minimum wage then you are either a no count loser or a member of the simple minded legions of low expectations, dependent, victimized Democrat voters. Raise the minimum wage. What a joke.

February 1, 2014 at 12:33 p.m.
Maximus said...

Dude....I suggest that you dig a little bit and look further into the story. I agree, pediphiles and child porn dealers should be castrated and executed. I called the dude a scumbag just like you. Lol!

February 1, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.
Maximus said...

Oh and Dude if you don't think that Obama is a Chicago thug politician like Hillary whose whole life is about political power then you need to be riding on the short bus to retard land. With Obama and especially with Hillary murder is notout of the question if it means winning an election. Democrats are for the most part evil, ammoral people along the lines of Stalin and Chairman Mao. The end justifies the means when it comes to destroying your opponents.

February 1, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Maximus said... "Dude....I suggest that you dig a little bit and look further into the story..."

I'm not as interested in that type story as you obviously are, maximo. He resigned and killed himself. Are you suggesting there's more? Did Alexander know of his proclivities? Interesting! LMAO Better quit while Lamar's ahead, don't you think?

Let's all celebrate this wonderful land where people that cannot spell can make anonymous fun of challenged citizens! USA!USA!

February 1, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.
dude_abides said...

PlainTruth said... "Christie, Schmistie." [see cartoon above]

February 1, 2014 at 12:54 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Short memories for the libbys. I remember when you all thought hellary had it all locked up. Then, out of nowhere came a skinny little socialist whose commie views were only superseded by his unwarranted ego. Then poof! Hillary was OUT!

All it will take is a Hispanic communist to bring the wicked witch down again.

February 1, 2014 at 1:16 p.m.
volsam said...

Why all the fuss about Christie, just another rino in sheep's clothing.

February 1, 2014 at 1:18 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Hard to tell yet which will end up being the bigger embarrassment for the GOP... GWB or GWB.

February 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

dude_. Are you high?

February 1, 2014 at 1:38 p.m.
dude_abides said...

PlainTruth... are you overfed?

February 1, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

You don't think this will be brought up?

MIAMI -- "Jorge Cabrera, a drug smuggler who has emerged as one of the most notorious supporters of President Clinton's re-election campaign, was asked for a campaign contribution in the unlikely locale of a hotel in Havana by a prominent Democratic fund-raiser, congressional investigators have learned."

"On his return to the United States several days after that meeting, in November 1995, Cabrera wrote a check for $20,000 to the Democratic National Committee from an account that included the proceeds from smuggling cocaine from Colombia to the United States, said the investigators, who spoke on condition of anonymity."

"In January, Cabrera received an invitation to Clinton's inauguration."

Got cocaine?

February 1, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

limric: Referring to your list (quite a few of which are bogus by the way).

Care to elaborate? Which ones aren't "bogus"?

Condy runnin' for pres?

February 1, 2014 at 2:02 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

PSA du jour. photo of, from L to R, Rat, Lim, yddem, dude_. Alpo just out of sight at the bottom.

February 1, 2014 at 2:07 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...


Hillary Clinton regrets Americans died ... What difference at this point do the regrets of former Secretary of State Clinton make. Not much, particularly to Charles Woods and Patricia Smith, parents of Ty Woods and Sean Smith.

Clinton expressed no regrets for repeating the video lie to Woods in front of his son's casket as it arrived at Dover Air Force Base.

"Oh, sure," Clinton replied when asked if there were any "do-overs" she'd undertake if given the chance. "I mean, you know, you make these choices based on imperfect information. And you make them to, as we say, the best of your ability. But that doesn't mean that there's not going to be unforeseen consequences, unpredictable twists and turns."

(Employing the Iraq War defense?!? ... anyone?)

Clinton's "imperfection information" comment is another Benghazi lie and her "unforeseen consequences" were perfectly foreseeable. She did nothing before the attack because it would destroy the administration narrative about final victory in the War on Terror, then lied about the video afterward for the same reason.

Newly declassified transcripts show top defense officials who briefed Obama on the day of the Benghazi raid describing it as a terrorist attack and telling the president so. Clinton had to know that as well, yet she's been complicit in a lie agreed upon.

The Senate Intelligence Committee said Benghazi was preventable. So is her presidency.

February 1, 2014 at 2:09 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

By Robert Gehl

Hillary Clinton might have a pretty hefty scandal brewing. It turns when she was an attorney working on the Watergate investigation, she was fired by her supervisor for “lying, unethical behavior.”

Jerry Zeifman, who said he is a lifelong Democrat, was a supervisor for 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. When the investigation was complete, Zeifman said he fired Hillary and refused to give her a recommendation.

“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.

Hillary then proceeded to write a legal brief arguing there was no precedent for the right to representation by counsel during an impeachment proceeding – as if the Douglas case had never occurred.

The brief was so fraudulent and ridiculous, Zeifman believes Hillary would have been disbarred if she had submitted it to a judge.

 Zeifman says that if Hillary, Marshall, Nussbaum and Doar had succeeded, members of the House Judiciary Committee would have also been denied the right to cross-examine witnesses, and denied the opportunity to even participate in the drafting of articles of impeachment against Nixon.

Of course, Nixon’s resignation rendered the entire issue moot, ending Hillary’s career on the Judiciary Committee staff in a most undistinguished manner.

Zeifman says he was urged by top committee members to keep a diary of everything that was happening. He did so, and still has the diary if anyone wants to check the veracity of his story. Certainly, he could not have known in 1974 that diary entries about a young lawyer named Hillary Rodham would be of interest to anyone 34 years later.

February 1, 2014 at 2:28 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

^^^^^ vast right wing conspiracy.

February 1, 2014 at 2:32 p.m.

Hillary is just BO with a pantsuit. That's all. It will be more of the same with her. Rice is not going to run, does not want to run, and likes where she is, apparently.

She doesn't frighten me. I'd rather not have her be the nominee. The same dopes that voted for BO because they thought it was high time a black man was in the WH, will vote for Hellcat because it's time for a woman in the WH.

Because of the stupidity of the voters, and the culture of celebrity we live in, hellcat is the favorite in almost every poll. She will run because of her ego, and that's what Democrats want. Who else will it be...Biden, the first retarded vice president, Nancy Pelosi, Duvall Patrick, Corey Booker? Who?

I think it's a possibility that BO will never leave office.

We're in trouble no matter who is in there. We're headed for a police state, like the Stasi in E. Germany. IRS/Obamacare, NSA, police out of control attacking jay walkers, you name it.

February 1, 2014 at 2:56 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

^^^^ hilldebeast probably more of a man than BHO.

February 1, 2014 at 3:03 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"The Senate Intelligence Committee said Benghazi was preventable. So is her presidency" - Jt

With Maxie and his idiotic babble about Democrats being comparable to Chairman Mao and Stalin, and with TOES being so dense as to think that DINO Obama is a socialist with commie views, and with Jt having to go back 34 years to dig up dirt on Hillary after it has become obvious that nothing is ever going to come of the Benghazi "scandal" because there was nothing scandalous going on in the first place... it's a shame that the extremely low intelligent quotient of these RWNJs is not somehow "preventable."

Our government and the country in general will be stuck in a perpetual state of gridlock as long as we have to contend with the many RWNJs who are so limited in intelligence that they don't even have a clear understanding of the differences between Communism, Socialism, and regulated capitalism. How can we ever have a meaningful debate when in their knee-jerk fashion they always accuse everyone who leans even slightly to the left and disagrees with them a "commie?" They think that just because we libs believe that capitalism does not magically self-correct and in fact needs regulating in order to serve the best interests of the many and not the few, then we are therefore "commies." You guys don't have a clue. You are either completely out of touch with reality, or just dumb as dirt. Idiots one and all. Grow a brain.

February 1, 2014 at 3:16 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

^^^ "grow a brain?" Very riveting, Roo.

February 1, 2014 at 3:29 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

TY. It's a shame I'm never riveted by any of your comments, PT. But I guess that when one spends his entire days on this site, every friggin' day, he can seldom come up with anything riveting to say.

February 1, 2014 at 3:38 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

well, Roo. You've about beat that horse to death. be original, smart boy, and don't worry about ol' PT. I'm happy in knowing you're out being productive and saving the world. And by all means, coexist.

February 1, 2014 at 4:23 p.m.
fairmon said...

Based on voter records and behavior Chris Christie could dress in drag, use the name senorita Crystal and win over Hilary or anyone opposing him as "her". Several here may even change parties and support him as a "her".

I am hoping for a choice other than Christie or Hilary but Hilary has more money than George Soros plus a lot of his if needed so she can buy the nomination and the election if she wants it. What is her management or business experience indicating she can lead and get things done?

February 1, 2014 at 4:47 p.m.
dude_abides said...

"Federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark on Friday met privately with New Jersey lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge traffic jams and requested that they not take any steps that might interfere with its criminal probe, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The meeting, coming the same day that former Port Authority official David Wildstein's lawyer released a letter that said his client has "evidence" that might contradict Christie's public account, was the latest indication that U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman's office is aggressively investigating the so-called Bridgegate affair.


February 1, 2014 at 5:54 p.m.
dude_abides said...

"Christie volunteered his legal services to the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign and raised, with the help of a longtime friend, more than $500,000 for their coffers. The effort didn’t go unnoticed. When it came time to hand out appointments, Bush offered the position of U.S. attorney to Christie—whom he had nicknamed 'Big Boy'—despite the fact that Christie had little prosecutorial experience. During his seven-year tenure as a federal prosecutor, Christie became infamous for his perp walks, parading dozens of corrupt politicians in front of the cameras to show off his tough-on-crime credentials. He amassed more than a thousand convictions, bringing down child pornographers, violent gang members, and crooked politicians. (His record against corrupt public servants was more than 130 convictions to zero acquittals.)"

HELL yes!

February 1, 2014 at 5:57 p.m.
jesse said...

Maybe Christie is the man for the job? He is a hard ball player ,ruthless gitter done however type ! Don't pussyfoot around and is IN CHARGE!Might be just the ticket !

February 1, 2014 at 5:58 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Sure jesse... look what Vladimir has done for Russia, right? Step on some necks, right? I rescind my compliments from the other night, you're a blaggard.

February 1, 2014 at 6:05 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Jesse..."in charge" like he was "in charge" of the bridgegate thing? Either knowing full well what was going on as it occurred or, if he was unaware of what was going on, having his personally selected appointees pull something like that off right under his nose while he was oblivious to it? You mean "in charge" like that?

And "in charge" as in diverting relief money from the Hurricane Sandy relief fund to his campaign advertising? You mean "in charge" like that?

February 1, 2014 at 6:15 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

PT, you won't find any "coexist" bumper stickers on my car, old dude. I would love nothing better than to coexist with reasonable people, even with our differences. But I suffer no delusions that coexisting with you dimwitted righties (and yes, you are a rabid rightie; forget that "moderate independent" crap you keep referring to yourself as) who don't even know the difference between Communism and a socialist-democratic form of government. Anybody who keeps referring to liberals as "commies" or "mentally ill" or "evil" just because we happen to believe in a regulated free market is not someone that I care to coexist with. As far as I'm concerned, let the revolution begin, or let's just split the country down the middle and form two separate nations. The right and the left are never going to see eye to eye.

February 1, 2014 at 6:31 p.m.
jesse said...

You all are too serious by a factor of 3!!Get all puckerd up over this stuff ! Ya git all riled up too easy.takes the fun outta it!!

February 1, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.
fairmon said...

Rickaroo said.... we happen to believe in a regulated free market.

Do you think we will ever see that? Do you think there can be too many regulations? Do you think it is necessary to have states and local governments duplicate what the federal government does? Who pays the taxes paid by a business? Do you think the politicians desire to show favor, pick favorites and generally manipulate to gain support or punish is why they the 35% published tax rate? Why is a business tax necessary since any regulatory cost and taxes they may have are included in the cost of their goods or services?

The government wants to tell businesses how they must operate instead of fulfilling the governments role of assuring fair competition among them.

February 1, 2014 at 6:49 p.m.

Why is this thing with Christie getting more coverage than Benghazi?

February 1, 2014 at 6:55 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Roo, pretty sure I've never called anyone on here a commie. Or discussed any form of govt? Will readily agree that we will never see eye to eye. Proud of that.

February 1, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

By Camille Paglia:

As a registered Democrat, I am praying for a credible presidential candidate to emerge from the younger tier of politicians in their late 40s. A governor with executive experience would be ideal. It’s time to put my baby-boom generation out to pasture! We’ve had our day and managed to muck up a hell of a lot.

It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton (born the same year as me) is our party’s best chance. She has more sooty baggage than a 90-car freight train. And what exactly has she ever accomplished — beyond bullishly covering for her philandering husband? She’s certainly busy, busy and ever on the move — with the tunnel-vision workaholism of someone trying to blot out uncomfortable private thoughts.

I for one think it was a very big deal that our ambassador was murdered in Benghazi. In saying “I take responsibility” for it as secretary of state, Hillary should have resigned immediately. The weak response by the Obama administration to that tragedy has given a huge opening to Republicans in the next presidential election. The impression has been amply given that Benghazi was treated as a public relations matter to massage rather than as the major and outrageous attack on the U.S. that it was.

Throughout history, ambassadors have always been symbolic incarnations of the sovereignty of their nations and the dignity of their leaders. It’s even a key motif in “King Lear.” As far as I’m concerned, Hillary disqualified herself for the presidency in that fist-pounding moment at a congressional hearing when she said, “What difference does it make what we knew and when we knew it, Senator?” Democrats have got to shake off the Clinton albatross and find new blood.

The escalating instability not just in Egypt but throughout the Mideast is very ominous. There is a clash of cultures brewing in the world that may take a century or more to resolve — and there is no guarantee that the secular West will win.

February 1, 2014 at 7:04 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

Rickaroo ... you're a freaking commie, socialist, Fleabagger and I bet you don't smell too good as well

February 1, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.
alprova said...

Z-man wrote: "I think it's a possibility that BO will never leave office."

Yeah...uh huh...sure.

"We're headed for a police state, like the Stasi in E. Germany. IRS/Obamacare, NSA, police out of control attacking jay walkers, you name it."

Sir, with what little respect you deserve after offering all this, ObamaCare will work itself out, the NSA is going to do what it wants to do, as it has for decades, police attacking citizens is hardly the fault of our President, and "you name it" is what happens to be rolling around in your head at any given moment.

February 1, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Fairmon, we could argue all day long about what regulations are too cumbersome or overstepping and what regulations are necessary and beneficial. As far as every business owner is concerned, all regulations are cumbersome. And you libertarians and most righties today are making it seem that practically ALL regulations are indeed bad, therefore the best solution, as far as you're concerned, is to have little or no regulation and little or no taxation so that the business owners can be free to make as much money as possible, and the consumers/public/employees be damned. But we have already tried little or no regulation and little or no taxation (remember the robber barons and the Gilded Age?) and it does not work. Capitalism has greed built into it and if left unregulated it always devolves to greed and corruption, benefiting the few at the expense of the many.

I am sure that there is a lot of bureaucratic BS and red tape and over-reaching regulation that entrepreneurs and business owners have to contend with, but it would be a nightmare to oversimplify and cut back to little or no regulation. "Individual freedom" involves a lot more than just having the ability and freedom to make unlimited amounts of money, free of government regulation. And states' rights, the default position of most libertarians, is no answer. Just because state governments are smaller does not necessarily make them any wiser or less corruptible.

February 1, 2014 at 7:14 p.m.
alprova said...

Fairmon wrote: "What is her management or business experience indicating she can lead and get things done?"

As we all should know, management and business experience is no longer a qualifier to become President.

Hillary is a lifelong politician, albeit while working in the background. She knows how to win. She knows how to negotiate, and she is or was a practicing Attorney, which describes most politicians these days.

Hillary knows how to win, and nothing now stands in her way to become the first female President of the United States, much to the disappointment of all you Republican cheerleaders.

Will she be a great President? That remains to be seen, but she will be elected come November 1, 2016, mark my word.

February 1, 2014 at 7:20 p.m.
alprova said...

I wonder who Hillary will choose for a running mate?

Oooh...Elizabeth Warren.

The two would be unstoppable.

February 1, 2014 at 7:25 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Jt, I readily admit that I am one of the worst about name calling on this forum, but at least when I do it I provide a reasoned explanation of why I am doing it. You, on the other hand, have just babbled a string of unoriginal names based on pure childish knee-jerk emotion. "I bet you don't smell too good as well." You really said that? That's the best you could come up with?

February 1, 2014 at 7:28 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

PT, maybe you've never called me or any other liberal a commie but you have made it clear that you think liberalism is a dirty word and that liberals are somehow unbalanced, to put it mildly. You have used every pejorative imaginable to describe us libs. But any true "moderate," as you claim to be, would take and defend a liberal position at least occasionally. However, you ALWAYS take the right to far-right position in every argument. Admit that you are a rightie and, while we would still disagree, at least I would respect you for standing by your principles instead of just being a fence-sitting cheerleader for the right.

February 1, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

Rickaroo said...

I suffer no delusions that coexisting with you dimwitted righties who don't even know the difference between Communism and a socialist-democratic form of government. Anybody who keeps referring to liberals as "commies" or "mentally ill" or "evil" just because we happen to believe in a regulated free market is not someone that I care to coexist with. As far as I'm concerned, let the revolution begin, or let's just split the country down the middle and form two separate nations. The right and the left are never going to see eye to eye.

You Commie Fleabaggers aren’t going anywhere ... You’re going to stay right here and continue to be wage slaves in a low paying jobs. We’re going to strip you of any possible wealth that you could possibly accumulate.That way you can pay back the enormous debt that you have piled up from the “Great Society” and the “War on Poverty.”

Of course you are welcome to fire the first shot but remember your side is greatly out gunned ...LMFAO !!

February 1, 2014 at 7:50 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

I give you the last word, Jt. I have wasted enough time on here for one day. The degree of idiocy from you righties is beginning to depress me. I need some fresh air away from this cesspool of right-wing lunacy. BTW...just how fat is that ass of yours anyway? You're always laughing it off but you still have it there to laugh off over and over again. There is something unstable about people who are always laughing their asses off.

February 1, 2014 at 8:18 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Roo, of course I'm right of center. That "moderate" ditty was always tongue in cheek. You're just too intense to see the subtlety. Lighten up, pal.

February 1, 2014 at 8:24 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Intense Rickaroo has left the building...Buh-bye.

February 1, 2014 at 8:27 p.m.
jesse said...

Liz Warren needs to stay right where she is ,besides she has too much integrity to run on a ticket w/ Clinton!imo!!

P.T., Ya can't joke w/ these folks, humor just blows right byum!They so busy solving the nations probs they ain't time to think!!

February 1, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.
fairmon said...

alprova said...

As we all should know, management and business experience is no longer a qualifier to become President.

Hillary is a lifelong politician, albeit while working in the background. She knows how to win. She knows how to negotiate, and she is or was a practicing Attorney, which describes most politicians these days.

Unfortunately that is true and would be true regardless of which party being referred to, only the names and party affiliation would be changed.

The only person that could stop or beat Hilary would be Hilary. She is very capable of doing that, we will see when we officially get to the 2016 race. This may be the earliest in history when people think a POTUS campaign is active and underway.

February 1, 2014 at 11:03 p.m.
fairmon said...

rickaroo said...

I am sure that there is a lot of bureaucratic BS and red tape and over-reaching regulation that entrepreneurs and business owners have to contend with, but it would be a nightmare to oversimplify and cut back to little or no regulation.

Why not reduce the BS and red tape which would help American business be more competitive. Also, the question is who pays the taxes imposed on any business. Would good competition with no illegal pricing or collusion provide less costly product or services to consumers? Would that environment not be a good incentive for producing products in America? The fair tax proposals SB-13 and HR-25 which limits taxes to money spent instead of money earned and would increase the taxes more on the wealthy and eliminates any loop holes or exceptions. It would also mean regardless of the source of the money spent taxes would be paid. for Producing in America?

February 1, 2014 at 11:16 p.m.
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