Claycord – Talk About Politics

April 4, 2014 16:36 pm · 429 comments


This post is “Talk About Politics”.

Please use this post to talk about politics, and keep politics out of the “whatever” thread.

Thank you, and be kind to each other!

401 Aunt Mary April 11, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Why does the ornery little monkey feel compelled to behave like a mean-spirited little twit?

402 Dr. Jellyfinger April 11, 2014 at 9:55 AM
403 shadowblade April 11, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Dennis #394

Feel free to point out where I made these claims.

404 furian April 11, 2014 at 2:40 PM
405 me April 11, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Oh No! Obama’s drunken sailor spending style has America on track to a budget surplus when he leaves office.

406 Anonymous April 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Furion= phantom

407 Gary April 11, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Furian….you’re sick……even for a liberal. Did you update your address as required by PC 290?

408 Phil April 11, 2014 at 3:53 PM

@furian….you never were a learner, let alone a “master.”

Don’t flatter yourself. You can’t even judge yourself honestly. Don’t try to judge others until you know yourself.

409 Greg Maier April 11, 2014 at 3:56 PM

As Concord gears up for the 2014 City Council elections, the current mayor, Tim Grayson, has taken time to send an e-mail to some city residents. A few days ago, I received the following message:

“You may have heard on the news that PG&E wants to cut down 730 trees in Concord (3,000 trees in Contra Costa County) without notice to the City of Concord or private citizens. What happened in San Bruno was a welding issue, not a root problem – Concord citizens shouldn’t be penalized by losing the beautiful trees on their property.

“We have started legal proceedings to stop PG&E. If a representative of PG&E knocks on your door, you do not have to let them into your backyard. Please tell the representative that you received this email from the Mayor and feel free to email or call me if there is a problem.

“Thank you,

“Tim Grayson
“Mayor of Concord
“(925) 595-5014 Personal Cell”

So, what’s the problem with this e-mail?

Our city’s part-time employees on the Council must know that it will be difficult at best to fight PG&E: they have a right of way easement with access rights.

Mayor Grayson’s e-mail seems to be hyperbole at best, and ignorance at worst. PG&E isn’t removing the trees because of root problems: they are removing the trees to be able to gain access for running testing equipment to check for leaks and failing welds.

However, there is a strong possibility that PG&E probably won’t ever run the equipment, but Mayor Grayson’s e-mail makes it appear as if the City Council is taking new measures for our safety. Given that, if Contra Costa County’s cities fight the tree removal, and if there are leaks and/or explosions in the future, PG&E can say, “Hey, we tried, but were blocked.”

To me, this looks like grandstanding the city will lose, but the Concord City Council will get lots of publicity for it, and look like the underdogs –while spending lots of our money. Losing the trees is truly unfortunate, but the ground over the gas lines shouldn’t have been planted in the first place. Arguably, this is an issue that should have been addressed 20+ years ago –had PG&E and the Concord City Council had their collective act together, and had there actually been concern about safety back then.

I’d like to know whether the city, which was given millions of dollars to improve our infrastructure, will press PG&E to remove their “trees”, the above-ground power and phone lines on Concord Boulevard that still stand after a partial repaving, and properly get the lines underground, and complete the paving and construction of the sidewalks to Kirker Pass Road? PG&E gave the city money to do this but, due to poor planning, the Concord City Council did not give PG&E enough “heads up” when it was decided Concord Boulevard should undergo badly-needed resurfacing. Will the Concord City Council act to rectify this haphazard effort on Concord Boulevard, or just clown around some more until this blows over and is forgotten by campaign season?

410 furian April 11, 2014 at 4:25 PM

@408, Gary

I had to google your mindless blather but since I did, anything you would like to share with us? Good to know you’re up on the codes!

Confession is good for the soul.


411 furian April 11, 2014 at 4:36 PM

A little Friday afternoon reading, until Phantom gets back.

Republicans, still haunted by former Missouri Rep. Todd Akin‘s indelicate remarks about rape, live in constant fear that one of their own will do or say something that puts other GOP candidates on the defensive.

Enter Chris McDaniel, a state senator in Mississippi who is challenging Sen. Thad Cochran in a contentious Republican primary. The former talk-radio host has a penchant for provocative remarks, and one detractor sent along a 10-minute clip from a radio broadcast in late-2006 or early-2007 in which Mr. McDaniel offered the following views:

–Discussing whether to pay the descendants of slaves, Mr. McDaniel said, “If they pass reparations, and my taxes are going up, I ain’t paying taxes.”

–On Mexico: “Why don’t we all immigrate south, let’s go to Mexico…You know, a dollar bill can buy a mansion in Mexico. And I think we all get together, go down there, build us a studio for like 26 pesos, uh and you know, put on a radio show right there in Mexico. Live the rest of our lives there.”

–Asked by someone else in the studio, “Do we have to learn Spanish?” Mr. McDaniel replied, “Yes, regrettably…You’ll have to learn just enough to ask where the bathroom is. Baños. Baños. That’s what you say.”

–Mr. McDaniel then asked someone to translate, “Do you have a sister?” “What about mamacita?” he offered. “Mamacita works….I’m an English-speaking Anglo. I have no idea what it means, actually, but I’ve said it a few times, just for, you know, fun. And I think it basically means, ‘Hey, hot mama.’ Or, you know, ‘You’re a fine looking young thing.’”

– Later, he weighed in on the momentary outcry over an ad released in international markets promoting the white version of a portable video-game console. The spot included a shot of a white woman and a black woman wrestling. “There’s a white woman, and she’s holding down a black woman. The world’s gone nuts. Listen to this. Minority groups in California screaming that the image is racist. ‘San Francisco politician Tom LeLand says ‘It’s racially charged, unnecessary and clearly offensive to our community.’ Well, she wasn’t holding down a gay guy.”

McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch said, “The liberal press clearly loves to attack conservatives of all types. When Chris got into this race he knew they would throw mud, so it’s no surprise they’d dredge up decade-old comments made on conservative talk radio. Chris will continue to deliver his conservative message of controlling government spending, lowering taxes, and repealing Obamacare across the state.”

Despite other Republicans’ attempts to fan concerns about Mr. McDaniel’s viability in the general election, Democrats will have a hard time winning this Senate seat, even under the best circumstances. The Democratic candidate, former Rep. Travis Childers, lost his congressional seat by a double-digit margin in 2010.

412 @Dr Jelly April 11, 2014 at 6:50 PM

But there is only one 2 shoe politician.

413 Yhe Phantom April 11, 2014 at 7:28 PM


I had to wash and polish the Spyder for #260, all morning…and it might rain anyway.

You are a Master Troll! You serve well and true.

Soon we will watch the GOP paper hangers roll on to the next weeks forum

Yards of paper…yet unread by themselves and boring to others.

414 DEMOCRATS.. THE PARTY OF INTOLERANCE April 11, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Diversity is no longer about differing views. The new bullies are the left.

Yesterday’s champions of diversity have become today’s intolerants. Black, gay and Hispanic conservatives are labeled self-haters and considered sell-outs to their communities. The left sees no place for differing opinions. In fact, if you have a minority opinion from the majority liberal view then you will be run out of the room.

415 furian April 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM


The master quote was from Star Wars. I told Phil as much but Claycord didn’t like they way I put it.

Apparently I need to play nicer.


416 Anonymous April 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Furian and the phantom are one I’n the same. Pretend veterans.

417 furian April 11, 2014 at 8:32 PM


I agree,

The majority liberal view here on Claycord is overwhelming, all the name calling those liberals do, it’s absolutely intolerant!

Do you know how hard it is to be a straight, christian, white man in this country today?

It’s so unfair!




Anyone have a tissue?


418 Antler April 11, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Furian is a troll pretending to be a Democrat.

419 furian April 11, 2014 at 9:39 PM


I am 100% in favor of Claycord banning multiple personality posters. I’ve mentioned this before and no ekse seemed to like the idea.

I wonder how may of you wingies are doing what you accuse others of?


420 furian April 11, 2014 at 9:40 PM

And Antler, you need to learn to laugh more.


Why so serious?

421 Yhe Phantom April 11, 2014 at 10:25 PM


furian claims independent like Bill O’Reilly.

422 Yhe Phantom April 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM


423 Elwood April 11, 2014 at 11:18 PM

The insanity of the organ grinder and his monkey worsens.

424 Connie Dobbs April 11, 2014 at 11:29 PM

#422 ….and progressive.

425 furian April 12, 2014 at 7:46 AM

Love you too Conners.

Keep humping away!


426 Connie Dobbs April 12, 2014 at 9:22 AM

To my knowledge we’ve never met, and yet my sexuality intimidates you.

427 furian April 13, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Yep. Has nothing to do with your weird infatuation with me.

It’s like you just can’t help yourself.

Do you have impulse control issues?


428 Connie Dobbs April 13, 2014 at 10:50 PM

No, I don’t, and to prove it I will no longer respond to any of your posts.

429 Anon Redux April 16, 2014 at 9:08 PM

On April 16, 2014, Judicial Watch made public a batch of documents that it received from the IRS in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Some excerpts from an actual IRS e-mail

From: Thomas Cindy M
Sent: Friday May 20, 2013
To: Lerner Lois G
Subject: Low Level Workers Thrown Under the Bus

I’ve been receiving comments about the use of your words from IRS employees as far away as Seattle, WA. Joseph Grant and others who came to Cincinnati last year told low-level workers in Cincinnati that no one would be thrown under the bus.

Based on the articles, Cincinnati wasn’t publicly “thrown under the bus” instead they were hit by a convoy of mack trucks.

How am I supposed to keep the low-level workers motivated when the public believes they are nothing more than low level and now will have no respect for how they are working cases? The attitude/morale of employees is the lowest it has ever been.

We have employees leaving for the day and making comment to managers that “this low-level worker is leaving for the day.” Other employees are making sarcastic comments about not being thrown under the bus. And still other employees are upset about how their family and friends are going to react to these comments and how it portrays the quality of their work.

If reference to low-level workers wasn’t made and/or blame wasn’t place on Cincinnati, please let me know ASAP and indicate exactly what was stated so that I can communicate that message to employees.

This e-mail reveals that there are still Feds with the stones to call out higher ups and defend the “low level” employees. Kudos to her.

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