Claycord – Talk About Politics

August 15, 2014 19:30 pm · 314 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!

1 EdiBirsan August 15, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Would like to remind people to take the survey at

I am also very interested in receiving questions and topics about what are the issues for this year’s local election in Concord. We have the City Council race and I believe one contested Water Board race in the north of Concord.

2 EdiBirsan August 15, 2014 at 7:34 PM

And please send me the questions and the topics OFF THREAD at

3 Above the Legal Limit August 15, 2014 at 7:48 PM
4 Social Media ? ? ? August 15, 2014 at 7:52 PM

‘ ‘We are in your streets': Secret Service investigates ISIS Twitter taunt that included terror group’s flag in photo held up in front of the WHITE HOUSE’

Wonder if they walked in from the South?

5 ... August 15, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Awwww, appears harry is in a bit of a panic over his job,

‘Harry Reid breaks the bank to save Democrats’ Senate majority’
“Super PAC pours millions into Michigan, Iowa, Colorado ahead of midterm elections”
Senate Majority PAC, far and away the biggest-spending super political action committee of the election cycle — at nearly $25 million — has begun pouring millions of dollars into Michigan, Iowa and Colorado, signaling just how quickly Democrats have shifted to defense heading into November’s elections.”

“The super PAC, which has deep ties to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is increasingly limiting its offensive efforts and is instead trying to create a firewall in Colorado, Michigan and even New Hampshire, hoping to halt a potential GOP wave that would net Republicans the six seats needed to capture the chamber and remove Mr. Reid from his leader’s post.”

Wonder how many millions harry’s imaginary friends have contributed?

6 Pegasus August 15, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Another America hating liberal weenie whining about a patriot flying his flag. Of course the cowardly rat-fink weenie doesn’t identify itself. Typical!

7 Baggage August 15, 2014 at 8:20 PM
8 Kid You not August 15, 2014 at 8:29 PM

In case you missed it this last week.
Your tax dollars are finally going to build a border fence.

In the Ukraine.

Guess it’s OK, if the fence is for an in-your-face at President Putin.

9 TIme Will Tell August 15, 2014 at 8:35 PM
10 OHMy August 15, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Last article
She apologizes to arresting officers, entire law enforcement community and staff of the county jail.

The Daily Texan Editorial Board, “Rosemary Lehmberg should resign”

Since the Grand Jury has upped the anti will Perry supporters push the almost half a dozen videos posted on YouTube of a drunk democrat public servant?
Things could turn out badly for Austin democrats.

She is so photogenic in what looks to be a jail restraint chair.
Impressive test readings mentioned.
Sounds so entitled ….. remind you of a senator?


11 Pegasus August 15, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Obama Keeping a Promise –

As the Middle East becomes more volatile every day and as Israel continues to struggle for survival, Barack Obama reportedly has withheld a shipment of Hellfire aerial anti-armor missiles to Israel. In time of war.

This is what happens when someone has promised: “I will stand with them [the Muslims]* should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

And indeed he has.

And indeed he does.

Obama has sided with the enemy. He has sided with the forces of evil against good, with the forces of barbarism against civilization, and with this egregious act of denying Israel desperately needed arms, he has acted unequivocally against Israel and Jews, our ONLY FRIEND in the middle east.

12 INcoming August 15, 2014 at 9:03 PM

” Perry counsel, David Botsford, weighed in late Friday evening.

“I am outraged and appalled that the Grand Jury has taken this action, given the governor’s constitutional right and duty to veto funding as he deems appropriate. This clearly represents political abuse of the court system and there is no legal basis in this decision. The facts of this case conclude that the governor’s veto was lawful, appropriate and well within the authority of the office of the governor. Today’s action, which violates the separation of powers outlined in the Texas Constitution, is nothing more than an effort to weaken the constitutional authority granted to the office of Texas governor, and sets a dangerous precedent by allowing a grand jury to punish the exercise of a lawful and constitutional authority afforded to the Texas governor …”

13 Yhe Phantom August 15, 2014 at 9:09 PM


That’s nuts…you don’t even believe the story.

They don’t need anti-armor ballistics, they’re blowing up a bunch of mud huts.

14 Yhe Phantom August 15, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Outside a burned-out building where protesters were shot with rubber bullets two days ago, the scene resembled a summer carnival. Horns blew in support as cars drove past a crowd of people, many of whom brought picnic coolers.

Hope Walker, 46, sat in a folding chair on the sidewalk with some friends. “It’s more like a block party than what I was calling little Beirut,” said the music teacher.

– The Ferguson shooting has completely erased the five world hot spots from the news cycle…it’s like reality tv…soon all the world’s problems will be solved before the Congress gets back from recess.

15 Yhe Phantom August 15, 2014 at 9:15 PM

“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That’s what happened here,” the President said.;

Do any of you people ever think about how stupid you look?

16 J.L.G. August 15, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Israel had “quietly” been getting arms from a Pentagon stockpile without White House permission. I think if they asked please we would have OK’ed the request. The rest of the story.

17 Question August 15, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Stopped by a Large electronics retailer this morning. Shelves were not stocked as in the past. Saw less inventory on display, where there had been product spaced close together 3 to 4 deep on a shelf last year only saw one deep with 2 to 3 inches between products. Also noticed their ad buys in the media are less than half of what they were two years ago.

If you travel around the USA for your work see if this is going on in retail stores in other states and let us know. Thanks.

18 @Pegasus August 15, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Now, Now, ……. all that’s needed is another apology tour, another teleprompter lecture in Egypt and some deep bowing an it’ll be all good.

That’s the up side of an alternate utopian reality.

19 Cycle of Lies August 15, 2014 at 9:54 PM
20 Something Greenspan Did ? ? ? August 15, 2014 at 10:08 PM

“Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s latest struggles to revive U.S. sales, following a disappointing Commerce Department report earlier this week, add to evidence that the economy isn’t recovering as quickly as expected.

The company posted stagnant same-store sales in its second-quarter earnings report, marking the sixth straight period of no growth. The world’s largest retailer also cut its earnings forecast for the year, citing higher spending on health care and e-commerce.

The sluggish results followed disappointing earnings from Target Corp. and Macy’s Inc. this month, signaling that a broad swath of retailers are struggling. The Commerce Department’s report on July retail sales was the weakest in six months, hurt by tepid wage growth. While some of Wal-Mart’s woes reflect a shift away from big-box retailers, many consumers appear to be simply keeping their wallets shut.”

21 Something Greenspan Did ? ? ? August 15, 2014 at 10:09 PM

“John F. Kennedy campaigned for president in 1960 by belittling Dwight Eisenhower’s three recessions and declaring, “We can do bettah.”

He was right.

In the 1960s, after the Kennedy tax cuts were implemented, prosperity returned, the economy grew by almost 4 percent annually, unemployment sank to record lows, and a gold-linked dollar held down inflation.

Editor’s Note: 5 Shocking Reasons the Dow Will Hit 60,000

But today, many leading economists are throwing up their arms in frustration and assuring us that 2 percent growth is really the best we can do.

Barack Obama’s former chief economist, Larry Summers, began this chant of “secular stagnation.” It’s a pessimistic message, and it’s now being echoed by Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer. He agrees with Summers that slow growth in “labor supply, capital investment, and productivity” is the new normal that’s “holding down growth.” Summers also believes that negative real interest rates aren’t negative enough. If Fisher and Fed Chairman Janet Yellen agree, central bank policy rates will never normalize in our lifetime.

Unfortunately, Americans seem to be buying into this dreary assessment. A new Wall Street Journal poll finds that three out of four Americans think the next generation will be worse off than this generation. So long American Dream.

But secular stagnation is all wrong. It’s a cover up for mistaken economic policies that began in the Bush years and intensified during the Obama administration.

It would be hard to conceive of a worse set of policy prescriptions than the ones Larry Summers and his Keynesian collaborators have conjured up. We’ve had bailouts, massive spending-stimulus plans, tax increases on “the rich,” Obamacare, rudderless monetary policy that has collapsed the dollar, the Dodd-Frank bill, anti-carbon policies, a vast expansion of the welfare state, and on and on.

These measures have flat-lined the economy.”

22 Economy August 15, 2014 at 10:45 PM

How many times did FED raise rates between June of 2004 thru August of 2006? Went from one percent to five percent.

Yet 08 crash was put into motion in last quarter of 1999. Government is just not smart enough or fast enough.
Old, 1980, but accurate.

Ever heard of Bank of United States?

23 Elwood August 15, 2014 at 10:55 PM


Jesse Jackson has come bobbing up to the surface in Ferguson, MO like the **** in the punch bowl that he is.

What’s next?

Jesse and Al Sharpton in a steel cage death match to determine who is the biggest race faker ****.

24 Anon Redux August 16, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Judge launches new inquiry into IRS e-mails and appoints “e-discovery” expert to uncover the truth

While the IRS continues to stonewall, Judge Sullivan issued the following court order this week:

The IRS is hereby ORDERED to file a sworn Declaration, by an official with the authority to speak under oath for the Agency, by no later than August 22, 2014. The IRS must provide:

(1) information about its efforts, if any, to recover missing Lois Lerner emails from alternate sources (i.e., Blackberry, iPhone, iPad);

(2) additional information explaining the IRS’s policy of tracking inventory through use of bar code property tags, including whether component parts, such as hard drives, receive a bar code tag when serviced. If individual components do not receive a bar code tag, provide information on how the IRS tracks component parts, such as hard drives, when being serviced;

(3) information about the IRS’s policy to degauss hard drives, including whether the IRS records whose hard drive is degaussed, either by tracking the employee’s name or the particular machine with which the hard drive was associated; and

(4) information about the outside vendor who can verify the IRS’s destruction policies concerning hard drives.

Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on August 14, 2014.

AND . . . Judge Sullivan has appointed Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola to manage and assist in discussions between Judicial Watch and the IRS about how to obtain the missing records.

Magistrate Facciola is an expert in “e-discovery”.

Commenter: Lois Lerner’s e-mails were, most likely, stored on a Microsoft Exchange server, and backed up on a SECOND server, which would further be archived by a tape backup, managed by a THIRD server.

Through the standard use of “Active Directory”, Lois Lerner’s profile and all of her files would be on a FOURTH server, again backed up to a FIFTH server (never the same as the Exchange server, unless run by morons) and, once again, backed up to TAPE.

HER HARD DRIVES MEAN JACK-SH!T. Her files normally would have been re-imaged to a new hard drive with a basic workstation OS, and she would have been up and running within an hour.

25 Poll: Obama 'worst president' since World War II August 16, 2014 at 7:25 AM

In a new Quinnipiac University Poll, 33% named Barack Obama the worst president since World War II.

26 Anon Redux August 16, 2014 at 7:38 AM

POLITICAL PAYBACK: Democrat DA Office Attacks Governor Perry

Commenter: It’s the perfect definition of irony: Lemberg in charge of the Public Integrity Unit.

We can’t have the National Guard protecting our border and stopping undocumented Democrat voters from sneaking in.

And Rosemarie Limpburgh is going to be the prosecutor? If she isn’t TOO HUNG OVER???

Try reading the Texas CONSTITUTION! The Governor has a line item veto! He can VETO anything he wants. Even if it annoys a nutty (and in this case drunken) “progressive”/socialist.

Prediction: this witch hunt will backfire on Democrats nationwide. People will recoil at their flagrant corruption.

27 Justin August 16, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Really enjoying the Rick Perry indictment. Hoping we get a good mugshot of Gov. Good hair in his smart boy glasses.

28 Pegasus August 16, 2014 at 8:22 AM

JLG doesn’t grasp the point.

phantom is still stupid and a liar.

29 furian August 16, 2014 at 9:06 AM

You wingies seem to forget BENGHAZI!


See you in church tomorrow!


30 Anonymous August 16, 2014 at 9:07 AM


Feel free to totally ignore the two named poster. I and many others have and it drives him crazy. He triples his posts if no one pays him any mind. He is supposedly in an Iraq

31 How Obama gets away with destroying America August 16, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Trading deserters for terrorists. Deserting Americans in Benghazi and then lying about it. Using the IRS to persecute critics. Decimating America’s health-care system and allowing VA hospitals to just let veterans die.

Millions of Americans are wondering: How exactly does Barack Obama get away with dismantling and destroying the greatest nation on earth, committing outrage after outrage, day after day and year after year?

How can a scandal-plagued president so openly and arrogantly trample the nation’s laws, hobble its economy, hurt its friends and – shockingly – help its enemies without being impeached and removed from office?

Are Americans caught in some sort of trance-like state, oblivious to what is happening to them, and paralyzed from acting rationally while their nation disintegrates before their eyes?

America in the Age of Obama, masses are continually bribed and entertained during the great empire’s rapid decay and disintegration.

Many people realize the Obama administration is obsessed with increasing its power and control through promoting dependency on government with massive entitlements, handouts, subsidies and bribes, while an extraordinarily perverse popular culture entertains, influences and corrupts as many people as possible.

32 furian August 16, 2014 at 11:49 AM


I knew you wingies could do it.


33 Yhe Phantom August 16, 2014 at 2:07 PM

How Obama gets away with destroying America

That’s beyond stupid, where do you see any signs of this? In the chemtrails?

Funny effect on a serial blog like this…posting false headlines and other crap they make up out of whole cloth.

34 Yhe Phantom August 16, 2014 at 2:08 PM

tiny dots, from your little spit and run from last week.
“You are a damn idiot. I’ve worked in IT and computers for years, and this is not a random event.Now go back to trying to get others to believe you taught deuce or were in the military . You don’t know squat about IT except what you read in Wikipedia.”

Such an angry little kitten…

Twenty-three years IT career before the DEUCE and various school districts. Six years ARMY Strong, Six years machinist for NAVY contractors.

– Hard drives crash, and they are backed up so I agree something’s phony about IRS systems, especially that the email file is only stored on one PC and no other recipients have a copy. Obviously not the situation. All her transactions have been reconstructed easily, and they are presented. There are no missing emails. Her copy is missing on her failed device.

But they do have all the emails, and the investigators have them. They just want Lerner’s copy, and will not accept the messages on others files.

The Congress just doesn’t know how any of this works.

FYI we started with 360-50’s 500K through MVS 3090’s and I remember Drum Memory.

It was Management Information Systems back then when information scientists like myself, knew general systems design and engineering.

Taught systems and programming languages at two colleges; SF State graduate school and DVC.

We weren’t techies; we were giants of mind.

Now everybody is an IT professional, even the tape file librarian, and the CISCO wiring guy.

35 Yhe Phantom August 16, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Outside a burned-out building where protesters were shot with rubber bullets two days ago, the scene resembled a summer carnival. Horns blew in support as cars drove past a crowd of people, many of whom brought picnic coolers.

Hope Walker, 46, sat in a folding chair on the sidewalk with some friends. “It’s more like a block party than what I was calling little Beirut,” said the music teacher.

– The Ferguson shooting has completely erased the five world hot spots from the news cycle…it’s like reality tv…soon all the world’s problems will be solved before the Congress gets back from recess.

36 Another Stand Up Republican or How I blew 2016 August 16, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Way to go RIcky….

Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power

UPDATE: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight the indictment against him, calling it an “outrageous” abuse of power.

“This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and will not allow that to happen,” Perry said at a news conference a day after he was charged with violating state law.

On Friday, a Travis County grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat.

The possible 2016 presidential hopeful again dismissed the charges as nakedly political. Perry is the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted.

The indictments are related to Perry vetoing funding for a Travis County unit investigating public corruption last year because the Democratic official heading the office refused to resign after being convicted of drunken driving.

The investigative unit is based in Austin, a heavily Democratic city where the grand jury was seated. The rest of Texas is heavily Republican.

EARLIER STORY: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat — a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political, but which his opponents say is just deserts.

The indictments for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant came late Friday, after a special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he carried out a promise to nix $7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit run by the office of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. The Democratic official was convicted of drunken driving, but refused Perry’s repeated calls to resign.

The case means the longest-serving governor in state history also became the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted. Abuse of official capacity is a first-degree felony with potential punishments of five to 99 years in prison. Coercion of a public servant is a third-degree felony that carries a punishment of two to 10 years.

37 Oh My! August 16, 2014 at 2:48 PM

The one about its “more likely for a camel to pass through the eye if a needle than a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven”….ops! Don’t forget that when Jesus was specifically cornered about not paying taxes, He disappointed them all saying, “give unto Caesar what is Caesars and give unto The Lord what is the Lords”…..yeah, we have to pay our taxes too!! It’s actually biblical even if we don’t agree with it! But again, facts and right winged, “Christians” don’t mix well as we all know.

38 Oh My! August 16, 2014 at 2:49 PM

If you research the vacation days, you will find that President Obama has actually only taken about 1/3 of the vacation days that George W. Bush took as of to date ! … President G. W. Bush had the most vacation time of any recent president…

39 The Real Truth August 16, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Perry, Christie, McDonnell, Grimm, Walker, Snyder, Rodgers, Bachmann, Scott, it really does look as if the Republicans will be holding their 2106 National Convention in Federal Prison!!!

40 Palin vs Warren August 16, 2014 at 2:54 PM

In her speech, Sen. Warren goes on to discuss specific industries that are in need of a minimum wage increase stating:

“We believe that fast food workers deserve a livable wage. That means when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them.”

Palin’s response:

“We believe — wait — I thought — fast food joints? Don’t you guys think that they’re of the devil or something? Liberals, you want to send those evil employees who would dare work at a fast food joint that you just don’t believe in… I thought you wanted to, I don’t know, send them to purgatory or something so they all go vegan. And wages and picket lines, I don’t know, they aren’t often discussed in purgatory, are they? I don’t know. Why are you even worried about fast food wages? We believe in America, minimum wage jobs – they’re not life time gigs. They’re stepping stones to a good job with sustainable wages. It teaches work ethic. We believe in helping Americans climb the economic ladder. Not get stuck on that first rung. A strong economy with good paying jobs, it comes from free enterprise, not from a top-down, bloated, big government command and control economy.”

41 Pegasus August 16, 2014 at 3:38 PM

For whom and under which Navy contract did you do machinist work. Or is this just another dream you had one night?

42 Yhe Phantom August 16, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Microwave guides – communications, for Nautilus class nuclear submarines.

Top Secret locations, contracts all performed in San Ramon near Camp Parks.

43 Quadriplegic Duck August 16, 2014 at 4:07 PM
44 @pegasus August 16, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Try hard to ignore this dip ,all he wants is attention so he makes up ridiculous stuff. Drives him nuts to be ignored.

45 Indictment August 16, 2014 at 4:21 PM

So after the indictment and trial, when the jury exonerates Gov. Perry, will the comparisons to Bill Clinton’s indictment. (Impeachment) and jury nullification, (the house democrats) do the same thing for the GOP that it did for the Clinton democrats?
First Texas Governor indicted since 1917. How’s that compare to 4 of the last 6 governors of Illinois actually sent to prison. Only 1 was Republican.

46 Connie Dobbs August 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM

#27 I hope every time they show Gov, Goodhair’s picture it’s next to a picture of that drunk-driving warthog in the jail’s restraint chair.

47 ...... August 16, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Wow… According to phantom, he’s done it ALL! My sense is that he’s just a a a chronic liar, like the current resident of the WH.

Apparently he’s privy to info that others aren’t in that “all of he emails”.

And your source if that info is what?

Or are you gonna tell us you worked for the NSA in your spare time?

You’ve gotta learn to shut your mouth, as you can’t eve keep your life history straight. But that’s ok, you can keep on believing yourself, even if nobody but the monkey believes you.

48 furian August 16, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Poor little dots, so much anger, so much tough guy routine.


Little man in real life, little dots on the innernets.


49 Yhe Phantom August 16, 2014 at 6:38 PM

tiny dots,
YOU HAVE NEVER SHOWN YHE PHANTOM RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LIE. List any lie! You and the other kittens only allude to the idea…vaguely with great emotion and confusion, and offer no details, no facts, no subjects, no issues, or ideas.

IT Lesson for the Day:

When Lois Lerner emailed her “wicked instructions”, they went down the wire (it’s like a pipe) to the network (like the post office) where they went to the addressees (person(s) she wrote to). People opened them, read them, and saved them, in their own data domains. That’s how email works.

There may have been many cc: copies all of which are stored on their computers, (probably not in the cloud). All of these were backed up at two levels and then written to tape libraries. Her email files may be lost but the emails are not!

You can access the other peoples computers to get copies of what she sent…= data reconstruction.

You don’t need her computer unless she only sent the email to herself…only

That’s how email works.

If you start working at 15 and retire at 66 you have half a century to do everything and anything you can qualify yourself to do. My experience is rather simple compared to some of the people I have met since leaving dp, (IT).

Narrow lives of one career would have been my preferred path yet only after having been knocked around in dp (IT) I realized after 23 years that there were other exciting lives to lead and I was lucky enough to do a small set before I was too old.

This life is a short one and we should try to spend the time in the most interesting and giving way we can.

I am only guilty of having had tooooooo muuuuuuch fuuuuuuun!

50 Pegasus August 16, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Share with your knowledge of microwave guides.

51 Pegasus August 16, 2014 at 6:42 PM

When did you do that type of work. 19?? to 20??

52 Yhe Phantom August 16, 2014 at 6:45 PM

D.E.U.C.E. Lesson for the Day

Lesson Plan: Living Sober: clean, clear, safe and sober. (2003)


· Read from the Big Book and the Twelve by Twelve.
· Go to Meetings: Have Current schedule, in back pocket.

· Work with a Sponsor: Memorize phone numbers

· Prayer and Meditation: Serenity Prayer.

· Work the Steps.

· Do service: Pass out the Current Schedule.


Lonely Cravings and Urges must be managed


Everybody wants Recovery on his or her own terms. Most relapses are a result of having a program that works, and then cutting back on it until it fails. Their final remark on reentry is that the program didn’t work – Robbie.

The first thing to go is frequency of meetings. Many Sponsors will allow meeting reduction if the rest of the program is being practiced.

53 Pegasus August 16, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico’s foreign ministry late Friday protested Texas Governor Rick Perry’s deployment of National Guard troops to the southern US border to halt the surge of child migrants.

Mexico “reiterates, in a firm and categorical way, its rejection of this measure,” read a statement from the foreign ministry.

“No circumstance at all or change in border security exists that justifies this measure taken by the state.”

The troop deployment “does not contribute in any way to solving the immigration problem,” and is inconsistent with US-Mexico talks aimed at “building a modern, prosperous and safe border,” the statement read.

On Thursday Perry deployed some 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico.

Looks like Mexico will say and do anything and everything so they can dump their poor unwanted masses on us. Maybe they’ll get mad enough at us to stop the invasion.

How proud they must be. “What a country”

54 Pegasus August 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

What was / is your drug of choice and when did you get sober?

55 furian August 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Still waiting for you to link us all the publications you claimto habewritten, peggy!

Don’t be a liar, liar pants on fire!

Come on, man up!


I’m not an author but I play one on the internet.

That’s a HOOT!

56 @Pegasus August 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

If the flow across the border is interrupted would affect Mexico’s economy.
In 2013 about $21.6 Billion was sent by individuals to Mexico from the USA.
If flow of illegals is interrupted Mexico would take a financial hit.

57 Yhe Phantom August 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Gangsta with “Blood” cover strong arms the robbery, then he punches the cop who is telling him to move out of the way…and gets shot?

…Works for me…sorry for his death but this does send a message to the street…don’t attack the cops! Ask Chris Rock!

It’s not about black and white, it’s about Red and Blue…and I choose Blue.

Strange we are not looking at any video of the shooting…with all the iPhones in the street? Only twitter?

58 ..... August 16, 2014 at 8:18 PM

@furian #48….

59 ..... August 16, 2014 at 8:20 PM

@furian #48….

Nobody was talking to you. Guess you have to butt in when you’re not the center of attention.

Make it to 2nd grade yet? Aren’t those desks getting a little cramped, sitting in the same ones for the past 20 years?

60 ..... August 16, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Guess furian’s about ready to tip over. He’s frothing at the mouth so much, he’s making spelling errors all over the place.

Settle down, sonny. Your daddy phantom will tuck you in.

Btw, phantom….you’ve got a LOT to learn about the IT industry. There’s a hell of a lot more to it than what you can learn from Wikipedia.

Stick to what you know and don’t try to BS anyone. Your ignorance of the facts shows.

61 furian August 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Dang, little dots, three posts in a row about me. Looks like you’re gonna tip over yourself, or whatever that means.


Just an internet tough guy, a giant pus in real life.

You feel like a big man?


62 Yhe Phantom August 16, 2014 at 9:09 PM


I think the tip over is from bowling pins behaving badly…?

63 Angelo August 16, 2014 at 9:41 PM

#52 has failed Rule 62

64 furian August 16, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Your guess is as good as mine, Phantom.

All these guys are just angry little men. I guess this is their only outlet.

I feel bad for them.

Not really.

I find them hilarious!

I especially enjoy the boycott!


On a more serious note, any financial predictions you would like to share?

65 Pegasus August 16, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Oh phantom…..yooou hooo……. When you ignore my questions it makes it difficult to believe your claims.

What years did you work as a machinist on Navy contracts building microwave guides – communications, for Nautilus class nuclear submarines.

66 Anon Redux August 17, 2014 at 6:35 AM

The Obama administration fuels racial tensions in St. Louis

Attorney General Eric Holder’s race-baiting is no secret. Justice Department documents show the nation’s top cop gave thousands of dollars to help the Rev. Al Sharpton organize marches protesting the death of Trayvon Martin.

Now Eric Holder has sent the civil-rights unit to St. Louis to do the same thing in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Less known, however, is the role of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who’s made incendiary — and shamefully disingenuous — statements about race relations in America.

Could it be that Rev. Sharpton and the rest of the racial arsonists running the “Grievance Industry” now control of the government?

67 November can't come soom enough August 17, 2014 at 6:58 AM

78 Days until we take our country back.

Obama has Destroyed the Democratic Party, it will take decades for them to recover.

What do you think of your Worthless leader now?

68 RunDogRun August 17, 2014 at 6:59 AM

@ 15Yhe Phantom August 15, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Do you?

69 Anon Redux August 17, 2014 at 7:11 AM

California’s Obamacare Dreams to Become a Nightmare for Patients

It’s called “unfunded liability”.

With a large number of new enrollees in Medi-cal thanks to ObamaCare, California either needs to cut costs with low payments to providers, or increase revenue. For now, they are cutting payments to providers.

Physicians treating Medi-Cal patients are paid $18 to $24 per visit. This is less than one-fifth the average amount physicians bill for a 15-minute office appointment.

Commenter: Democrats are looking at higher taxes on everything to cover all their Social engineering programs.

Hard working people who have good jobs and pay taxes are moving out of the state.

High paid Hollywood types, who may have a home in California, claim a home elsewhere as their primary residence in order to pay less taxes.

California, when you run out of other people’s money, including federal aid, what will you do? You are running out of government land and buildings to sell.

You can’t get more tax money out of people who have no money and are living on the dole. Many good paying job have left the state.

You can’t continue to shift money from local cities and counties — they will go bankrupt if you do.

Good luck California as you become more of a banana republic with less incoming, and more outgoing in your treasury.

70 Not so Top Secret August 17, 2014 at 8:01 AM

@Yhe Phantom #42

The Nautilus Class you worked on consisted of 1 submarine, the Nautilus.
It was succeeded by the Skate Class that had 4.
How long do you think we should believe your Top Secret work was done one a single class submarine?

71 furian August 17, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Oh Pegasus…..yooou hooo……. When you ignore my questions it makes it difficult to believe your claims.

Still waiting for you to list all your works as an author. You know, all that literature you claim to still be receiving royalties on.

You’re not a liar are you?


72 Democrats are Doomed in the Senate August 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Democrat commentators agree that the picture looks grim for Democrats.

Obama’s former press secretary Robert Gibbs said the Senate is “definitely” in danger of being lost for the Democrats.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews flatly predicts a Democrat Senate loss.

Republicans Have History on Their Side

The party of the sitting president lost Senate seats in every second term congressional midterm election since 1938, with the exception of 1998.

Republicans gained six Senate seats in the 2010 midterms, and lost none of their own seats, when Obama had a higher approval rating than he does now.

That was the largest Republican Senate gain since 1994. Even worse for the Democrats, in the 2014 midterms, they have to defend 21 Senate seats, while the Republicans only have to defend 13.

Alex Sink’s Defeat

That the handwriting is on the wall for Democrats in 2014 has been signaled by the recent defeat of Democrat Alex Sink, a former state official well-known in Florida, in her Florida 13th congressional district race against Republican David Jolly.

The win occurred in spite of the fact that Sink was far more well-financed than Jolly. She received $4 million in out-of-state campaign contributions. Jolly campaigned hard on the Obamacare disaster.

Besides giving other Republican office-seekers their campaign marching orders to tie their opponents to Obama and Obamacare, this election result bodes ill for all Democrats, who will have to play defense on the Obamacare issue.

Cook Partisan Voting Index

The Cook Partisan Voting Index, which gives the Republican or Democrat “lean” in states, gives a 10% or greater Republican “lean” in the Democrat-held Senate seats of Democrats Pryor (AR), Begich (AK), and Landrieu (LA), plus Republican “leans” in what will be open seats in West Virginia, South Dakota, and Montana.

In Arkansas, Pryor is in a dead heat with Republican Tom Cotton. Obama lost big in Arkansas in 2012; 65% of voters in that state currently say they have an unfavorable opinion of Obama. Begich of Alaska is in big trouble. He is in a state which Obama also lost in 2012.

Mary Landrieu of Louisiana trails Republican Bill Cassidy 46% to 42% among likely voters. Americans for Prosperity, smelling blood, has spent $3 million on Bill Cassidy’s campaign.

Failures of Obamacare

The issue of the coming electoral season is without a doubt the failures of Obamacare. The polls show that Americans are not in a good mood about it. The latest Gallup polls show a 52 to 41 disapproval of Obama’s performance in office, almost the same as the 51 to 41 disapproval of Obamacare.

Everyone now knows that Obama’s promises about Obamacare — that it would save you money, that you could keep your insurance, and that you could keep your doctor — are false.

Republican Success Predicted in 2014 Midterms

This fall the congressional Democrats will pay the price for Obama’s failed policies. The present party break-down of the Senate is 53 Democrats, two “Independents” who vote with the Democrats, and 45 Republicans.

Therefore, the Republicans need to pick up six seats to win back the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections. The outlook is good for that happening.

Remember, not 1 Republican voted for Obamacare.

73 Phillip August 17, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Who let the little monkey out of the zoo? He’s still posting and eating his own poop.

74 Remember in November August 17, 2014 at 10:04 AM


Every Democrat voted for it – and not 1 Republican did.

75 The Hidden Obamacare Taxes That Will Crush The Middle Class August 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Get ready to be blindsided by a barrage of new taxes. $1 trillion worth…

They’ll be coming courtesy of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

And they won’t just be affecting those who make over $250,000. The bulk of these taxes will be passed on directly to the middle class.

That’s because while a majority of these “stealth taxes” were designed to be taxes on businesses, they’re actually transferred directly to ordinary citizens.

They include the investment income surtax, a Medicare payroll tax, even a “tanning tax” on those who utilize indoor tanning services.

“Many of those [hidden] taxes, especially those on hospitals, insurers and medical device manufacturers, will ultimately be passed on through higher health costs,” said Michael Tanner an expert on the healthcare law.

In fact, analysts estimate Obamacare will cost the average taxpayer nearly $6,000 in extra taxes as early as next year.

Obamacare Tax Hikes Stoke Outrage

Many of the Obamacare taxes are already in effect, others will hit January 1. But they are already infuriating millions of Americans.

While even Obamacare detractors applaud the requirement that insurance companies cover pre-existing conditions and put a stop to lifetime caps on benefits, they say these laudable benefits don’t compensate for the bills high cost – especially in new taxes.

According to most experts, Obamacare will create a total of twenty new taxes or tax hikes on the American people.

In fact, the Obama administration has already given the IRS an extra $500 million to enforce the rules and regulations of Obamacare.

The new taxes don’t bode well for millions of middle-class Americans. Incomes for the rich have soared this decade but middle class workers have seen their wages stagnate and even drop since the 2008 Great Recession.

Many fear Obamacare with its high insurance costs and new taxes, could provide the middle class a fatal blow.

Of course, the Obamacare plan was primarily designed to decrease the number of uninsured Americans and reduce healthcare costs.

Many experts are saying it will have the exact opposite effect.

That’s just one of the reasons why Republicans hope to defund Obamacare before January.

They claim that the taxes and costs needed to pay for Obamacare will crush the middle class and most U.S. taxpayers, as well as trigger job losses in affected industries.

Tax experts say you should try to estimate how much you will have to pay when the law goes into full effect – and take precautions to limit the damage to your bottom line.

One expert, Dr. Betsy McCaughey, a constitutional scholar with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, recently wrote a best-seller showing Americans how they can not only survive Obamacare, but prosper through it.

McCaughey claims to be one of the only people in the country – including members of Congress – who has actually read the entire 2,572 page law.

Her book, titled Beating Obamacare: Your Handbook for Surviving The New Health Care Law, breaks the huge bill down into 168 pages of actionable advice.

The book, written in an easy going, easy to read style, shows some startling facts about Obamacare not seen in the mainstream press.

For example, she points to a little known passage in the bill that shows how you could get slapped with a $2,000 fine for not having health insurance – even if you do actually have it.

She also goes into detail explaining how a third of all U.S. employers could stop offering health insurance to their workers.

In one chapter, she shows how ordinary Americans will get stuck paying for substance abuse coverage – even if they never touched a drink or drug in their life.

According to McCaughey’s research, senior citizens will get hit the hardest.

Hip and knee replacements and cataract surgery will be especially hard to get from Medicare in the months ahead thanks to Obamacare, according to McCaughey.

She warns seniors to get those types of procedures done now before Obamacare goes into effect January 1.

76 ...... August 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Ok phantom, caught you in your lies.

There is no such thing as a “microwave guide”…. It’s a “waveguide” and has been known as that since the ~1940’s. Anyone that’s worked on these since then knows that.

Probably the closest you’ve ever been to microwaves is when you’ve nuking your popcorn.

“Top secret location near San Ramon…”

You have delusions that cannot be fixed by meds. We need to take up a collection for your lobotomy.

77 Debbie Wasserman Schultz August 17, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Democrats are proud of ObamaCare and are going to run on it in the midterms.

Good Luck with that, Idiots.

78 Another Pathological Liar August 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Phatnom is just like Obama, everything that comes out of his mouth is a Lie.

79 Angelo August 17, 2014 at 11:08 AM

#42 microwaveguides are used with fishing rods,Wave guides are used in microwave communications. You are a fraud.
By your own admission San Ramon is near Camp Parks not that parts of Camp Parks is in San Ramon.You are a fraud.

80 Barack Obama is Jimmy Carter on Steroids August 17, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Barack Obama is the worst thing that ever happened to America.

It’s hard to think of a president that has been more of an Epic Failure than President Obama. Even Carter is glad this guy came along, so at least he knows he is no longer the worst president in history.

81 As the legond goes August 17, 2014 at 11:29 AM

As the Legend goes:
Once in the United Nations Assembly, a representative from Israel began:
“Before beginning my talk I want to tell you something about Moses. When he struck the rock and it brought forth water, he thought,
‘What a good opportunity to have a bath!’
Moses removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water.
When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished.
A Palestinian had stolen them!”
The Palestinian representative to the UN jumped up furiously and shouted,
“What are you talking about? At that time, the Palestinians were not even there.”
The Israeli representative retorted:
“And now that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech.”

82 Yhe Phantom August 17, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Of course they were WAVE GUIDES, you cute little kittens.

My complete description was for the benefit of all the nice civilians on this thread. Not everyone is a fully informed militarist hysteric, or a Cliven Bundy, “Women to the Front”, militia weapons expert.

“A waveguide is a structure that guides waves, such as electromagnetic waves or sound waves. There are different types of waveguides for each type of wave. The original and most common[1] meaning is a hollow conductive metal pipe used to carry high frequency radio waves, particularly microwaves.”

What do you think they were guiding? The Santa Cruz Pipeline?

You guys are so smart!

The dates, production site, contract, procedures, and tolerances were all TOP SECRET. I still respect these secrets, so much so that I didn’t reveal the true application. Why should I reveal information still useful to your friend Putin?

Unlike the Republican traitors on this blog, who would hurt the United States in any way, just like the Libertarian spy, Eric Snowden, just to attack the first Black President of the United States, and his friends, Yhe Phantom was a trusted employee who produced those pieces within the tightest tolerances possible, because he had the youngest eyes, steadiest hand, and the absolute trust of his country.

He would go on to serve in the US ARMY.

Test question to the Republican traitors: What is the actual shape of the waveguide? Why?

The northern half of Camp Parks is in San Ramon…but it is Federally owned and is in Contra Costa County also. It was never part of the city of Dublin or San Ramon…this is not TOP SECRET information…you can check it here.

The secret plant is somewhere on that map…or not!

83 Yhe Phantom August 17, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Looks like my “microwave guide for the subs” may have been a booby trap…and it worked…caught three, no four, boobies.

Do any of you people ever think about how stupid you look?


84 Yhe Phantom August 17, 2014 at 1:59 PM

20. Conservatives resist new information and creative solutions because new projects require rational thought and action. A long history of deliberately flawed thinking, ignorance, and rhetorical cunning can seem harmless to the actor, however, the result is an inability to participate effectively on any improvement or necessary change of any kind. The inability to think straight is a consequence of twisting reality too often.

It also affects their ability to appreciate the risk of trying to malign a Democrat from Hell!

85 This is the Politics thread August 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM

We don’t care about your phony military stories, let’s get back on topic please.

86 Rollo Tomasi August 17, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Spin, spin, spin.

Just like the guy in the White House every time he gets caught in a lie.

87 Not so Top Secret August 17, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Yhe Phantom

If the work is so secret, why are there multiple patents publically listed in the internet, including those with the US Navy listed as the representative?

88 furian August 17, 2014 at 2:57 PM

And Rollo is back from saving the world!


89 Rollo Tomasi August 17, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Don’t worry toadie. I’ve already paid enough taxes to keep you, your kids and most of your deadbeat family in EBT cards for the balance of the year.

90 Yhe Phantom August 17, 2014 at 4:03 PM

This is the Politics thread August 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM
“We don’t care about your phony military stories, let’s get back on topic please”.


16. Republicans enjoy all the civilizing benefits of good national governance but by complaining against all such improvements as impositions against their “freedoms”, they avoid any show of gratitude for their lives being improved. They are the major benefactors of the ACA (ObamaCare).

Without good grace, or any thanks to the real “improvers” of our country, they use this pretend resentment of public benefits that they freely enjoy, to complain against it in some strained effort to avoid their share of the improvement costs. This they do with great drama and showmanship.

They further want to exclude less fortunate people from their domination of the national budget feeding trough. They consume 88.7% of the national budget and recoil in mock horror at the 11.3% left for the poor.

91 We talked with Obama today August 17, 2014 at 4:07 PM

as he came off the golf course he said he didn’t play well because Bushes got in the way.

92 Yhe Phantom August 17, 2014 at 4:14 PM

#87 Not so Top Secret

– The idea was to keep traitors and saboteurs away from critical parts and assemblies…and everything on a Nuke was so…

This was back when Communists were traitors…now it’s Republicans!

93 Yhe Phantom August 17, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Recent brief thoughts and remarks:

My estimate of the ISIL (Now IS) situation is turning out to be pretty accurate;

1. I always expected there were only 5-6 thousand Yazidis on the mountain, and others there temporarily, were not threatened by the ISIL forces, that probably numbered 800 or fewer.
2. Baghdad is being non-threatened by 1,500 ISIL forces.
3. The Levant cannot be controlled by the remaining 2,000 ISIL personnel
4. Vehicles recently acquired by the ISIL from the retreating Iraqi Army are out of gas and/or broken down for bad maintenance and repair.
5. ISIL discovered they couldn’t operate the field weapons without training.
6. ISIL forces were waiting for a new government to form, for a more “inclusive” government, which would be easier control. (e.g. Iran).
7. Acts of outrageous Islamic terror are effective in causing your enemies to throw down their weapons, and run and hide.
8. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar, together with our State Department are managing this and the several other faux “hot spots” (i.e. Ukraine, Israel, Syria…next?…Afghanistan re-mix).
9. The ISIL or the al-Qaeda re-mix is JV, jus’ like the “Man” said.
10.The Muslim Empire is composed of non-combatant recreational AK-47 users, as we have demonstrated in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

94 ...... August 17, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Well, I’d rather be a cute/angry kitten than an out-and-out liar.

Phantom’s caught again and attempting to blow it off and explain it away.

How deep is the hole you’re digging now? You’re pretty good at deflection……not so good at accuracy or answering questions.

You need to do your homework before shooting yourself in the foot…..again!

And tell us all about your “top-secret” BS on the Nautilus class subs.

Sit back all…this is gonna be so entertaining as he hangs himself over and over…..while his little monkey sits and sputters on the sidelines.

Phantom, you know NOTHING about microwave systems…….except what you read on Wikipedia. Phony-ass liar.

Just like the current administration and WH resident.

95 . August 17, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Well what else could be expected,. the naive gave ” it ” attention and were rewarded with a tonne of vacuous keyboard diarrhea.

96 Yhe Phantom August 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM

silly kitten,

what specific lie are you alluuuuuuding to?

18. “The Republican Party thinks they can lie without limit because they suppose they will not be held accountable for every twisted tale they try to tell. They never show any FACTS, just lies within lies, false accusations, vague implications, cunning innuendos, allusions to conclusions, mission suspicion, and rhymes about crimes…FACTOIDS but no FACTS” ~Yhe фантом

microwave guide is not a wave guide? stupid Mind Flip try! A wave guide is a microwave guide…

You guys are easy.

“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That’s what happened here,” the President said.

97 Yhe Phantom August 17, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I love how #90 answered #89

Like a Buddha hug!

98 ...... August 17, 2014 at 5:29 PM

And phantom…..I suspect your knowledge of DEUCE is limited to the classes you TOOK, not taught.

As far as waveguide, you don’t even understand the basic nomenclature or technology. Ask any RF engineer.

You’re making yourself look more like an idiot every post.

99 furian August 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Sure you have Rollo, sure you have.

You’re a busy super-hero, family man that makes a ton of money, I’m sure.

Pegasus is a literary genius that has a ton of money, I’m sure.

Yet neither of you back up your claims, just keyboard commandos trying to play big while the real world crushes you. Kind of sad.

Not really, kind of awesome!

Rollo and Pegasus, pathetic, cowardly liars.

How cute.

See you boys in church tonight.


Little dots, well little dots is just angry.


100 ...... August 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM

So phantom, let’s hear about your most transparent administration…..

Idiot koolaid drinker….

101 ...... August 17, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Guess phantom didn’t pass his deuce class…… You still on probation?

102 ..... August 17, 2014 at 6:31 PM


Phantom…your idiocy is continuing to show.

Look at the sources in your Wikipedia reference – being solidly one sided.

But I expect that from you. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Idiot. Time for your lobotomy. Your monkey can pick you up and return you to Vacaville.

103 furian August 17, 2014 at 7:21 PM

I told you little dots was angry.


104 ..... August 17, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Seems to me that the little monkey is angry, in that nobody is talking to him. Guess he gets that way when he’s ignored. Has to talk to himself to justify his poor pathetic lonely existence.

105 ..... August 17, 2014 at 7:38 PM

@phantom #84….

While democrats prefer plain old lies and deceit.

So how’s that transparency thing, idiot? Gonna blame it on Bush or the ” vast right wing conspiracy”?

I take it back. I shouldn’t call you an idiot. That’s insulting to true idiots throughout the world.

106 ..... August 17, 2014 at 7:40 PM


Furian #48 responds to the term “little monkey” . Guess he recognizes what he really is, in that his “name” was never mentioned.

Bang your cymbals little monkey. Your daddy will put you to bed shortly.

107 Yhe Phantom August 17, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Do you mean predictions about the future?

DOW 18,000 Dec 1st, 2014

November? Republicans retain House, Democrats retain Senate, Clarence Thomas retains Supreme Court, Justice Roberts stares at Ginsberg hoping she doesn’t quit, get sick, or die.

December, Chris Christie weighs in at 200 pounds, having lost 150 pounds since 2011. Becomes strongest Republican personality, and heartfelt hero to millions.

108 Yhe Phantom August 17, 2014 at 8:21 PM


sometimes their remarks resemble a small child’s…

Be sure to use clean language on the thread for the kittens may not yet be out of middle school…I’m serious.

I have reason to suspect many of the kittens and others are not even from Claycord.

The innernets are mysterious and wonderful.

109 me August 17, 2014 at 10:15 PM

if your gonna leave your front door and fridge open for all to feast don’t be mad when your foods all gone. Welcome to America, are you hungry? These nice people over here that voted for me will feed you. Just make sure you get there before they get a chance to eat. If they give you any trouble just tell them I sent you and they have no choice but to feed you.
America has become the cat hoarder that spends all her food on her stray cats and staves to death in a house full of piss with no power or food. Smell it? its your civilized world decaying.

110 Angelo August 17, 2014 at 10:29 PM

#90,92,93,etc.More and more people now believe you are not to be taken seriously.Half the time you simply do not know what you are talking about and the other half is you flat out lying.You have been caught many times.90% of your cited source is Wikipedia which has been proven to be not a credible source of information.Wikipedia admits it,you have admitted it.It’s fact.
You refer to yourself as the “top dog”,however most of us on this site know you to be just the “runt of the litter”.You are truely pathetic.

111 furian August 18, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Oh little dots, so much anger, so much cowardice.

You’re still a HOOT though!


112 Gary E. August 18, 2014 at 9:04 AM

I’m no longer from the ClayCord area, but I had to pop in….

The correct terminology is “waveguide” for the RF conductor between the transceiver and antenna at microwave frequencies. I have NEVER heard of it referred to as a “microwave guide.” The individual you refer to as “little dots” is correct. The terminology is the same whether it’s for land-based (point-to-point) or sea-based/satellite communications and applies to both rigid and flexible transmission conductors.

I have 38 years experience as an electrical engineer (registered EE in several states) and 34 years in the RF field, primarily UHF and microwave system design and am also involved in industry standards development.

As others have noted, Wikipedia is not necessarily an accurate source of information – especially when detailed technical information is involved.

Hope that clears up any confusion.

113 Rick August 18, 2014 at 9:42 AM

I lost half of my financial portfolio during the Bush administration. I made it back up, plus some, under the Obama presidency.
To make a short point shorter, go screw yourselves, rebooblicans.

114 Pegasus August 18, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Oh please Rick share your vast knowledge of the market. On which stocks did your portfolio recover to well.

115 Antler August 18, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Rick at #112 ….. You may recall that I am a fiscally conservative Democrat. When the Bush investment crash came, I lost an even greater amount than you.

The reality is even WORSE than you stated! The investment monies we lost then ….. we can NEVER “gain them back”. They are GONE FOREVER, as is the interest those monies would have earned by now!!!

Any remaining principle in your and my accounts at the time of the crash has of course increased as you earned more during the Obama administration and has earned its own interest. But my own portfolios are well over a million dollars less what they would have been had there been no crash.

Fight back with your VOTE. And yes we can!

116 Pegasus August 18, 2014 at 10:29 AM

These are the people your president wants us to welcome into our country and our hearts. His brothers. We should recognize the wonderful contributions to society by his people.
After all, they only want peace.

117 Reverse August 18, 2014 at 1:49 PM

If a pot smoking Hispanic or a native American or a white kid does a strong arm robbery and ends up being shot by a cop, will that merit federal intervention by both the FBI and the DOJ ?
Or is it just meant to send a message to white cops?

118 Elwood August 18, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Shaky Ground for Perry Indictment

“To describe the indictment as ‘frivolous’ gives it far more credence than it deserves. Perry may not be much smarter than a ham sandwich, but he is exactly as guilty as one.”

119 Bad News for Republicans August 18, 2014 at 2:27 PM

No matter how hard they try to destroy America, they fail. Just like their policies.,

Wall St rallies on M&A blitz and homebuilder data
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks surged on Monday, with the Nasdaq closing at a 14-year high as increasing homebuilder confidence and hopes for receding tensions in Russia gave investors reasons to make bigger bets on the equity market.

The Nasdaq Composite ended above 4,508, marking the first time since March 31, 2000, that the tech-heavy index closed above 4,500 points. The S&P 500 extended last week’s gains, climbing to within 1 percent of an all-time high.

“You’ve got good economic data, good corporate earnings and M&A deals moving the market forward, so the market is really coming back strong,” said Doug Cote, chief market strategist with Voya Investment Management in New York.

“What you’re seeing is defensive investors throwing in the towel and saying, ‘I gotta be a part of this.'”

After jumping as much as 20 percent on Friday, the CBOE volatility index or the VIX , a barometer of investor anxiety, fell 6.31 percent to close at 12.32 on Monday.

Homebuilders’ stocks rose after the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index showed that homebuilder sentiment rose for the third straight month in August.

120 @Rick 113 August 18, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Just think where so many old people would be if the Repuklicans privatized SSI, Another stupid idea from a stupid party.

121 Dennis August 18, 2014 at 2:50 PM

a bit about waveguides:
essentially, they are hollow tubes used for the propagation of microwaves. In fact, I used to play with some of the “tubes” in the 60s, which were made of metal and had a screw-and-nut assembly on top of the “tube” to fine tune the cavity to the wavelength of the microwave involved.
This rapidly led to MASERS, the long wavelength precursor to LASERS (optical).
There is nothing secret or top secret about microwave waveguides, and never was.
Like the Atomic Bomb, the precision engineering required to make hollow (usually rectangular cross section) “pipes” that were “smooth” inside at those frequencies, was not available to other countries.

The information about WHICH frequencies were going to be used was sensitive, because it could compromise communications security.

But the wave guides – hollow, since microwaves do not conduct through solid wire – are not Top Secret. Just as building CPU chips , or computer networking cabling, or assembling PCs or radios, are not classified.

It is the equipment in which they are used, and how that equipment is used, that may be classified.

And remember, PhanDumb was a carpenter in the army. Not an engineer. He assembled parts, maybe, but the rest of the story is hokum.

122 Dennis August 18, 2014 at 2:56 PM

here’s one of those Top Secret Microwave thingies!

and here’s a whole page full of them:

123 Elwood August 18, 2014 at 3:09 PM

@ @Rick #120

“The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.”

A stupid post from a stupid poster.

124 Yhe Phantom August 18, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Gary E,

Good hearing from you as always.

Many nuclear submarines (we never called them submarines, we always called them “subs”, and anybody that doesn’t know this, must be a liar), were built at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, Ca. That is why the San Ramon shop got the contract. Though I could not know it at the time, I must have I cut the commo wave guides on any of the following several ships shown below.

· 1963 USS Woodrow Wilson – submarine[46]
· 1963 USS Daniel Boone – submarine[46]
· 1963 USS Stonewall Jackson – submarine[46]
· 1965 USS Kamehameha – submarine[46]
· 1965 USS Mariano G. Vallejo – submarine[46]

I was a simple Union production machinist, operating a Bridgeport milling machine. I cut a couple of thousand of them. I was not an engineer. We called them wave-guides too.

We have already explained that we called them “microwave guides” for the benefit of the non-military and non-scientific readers. Most of the Claycord community is not concerned with the little semantic issue you guys are extolling; Silly issue for an ENGINEER to weigh in on at all.

By the way, I was proud that this is how I worked my way through college at UC Berkeley, while the Peace and Civil Rights protests and riots were in fashion.

The “Democrat from Hell” actually helped build the US Navy nuclear fleet.

God Bless America!

125 Rick August 18, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Do your own research, knuclehead.

126 Rick August 18, 2014 at 3:57 PM

@ elwood 123
I don’t what you’re referring to, be it seems to be the same inane, cretin comments that you’re famous for.

127 Yhe Phantom August 18, 2014 at 4:41 PM


I hope you noticed the old wrap it around their necks…and then just squeeze…still works.

They can never tell when what seems to be a little opportunity to disparage Yhe Phantom, leads to a well prepared trap of Truth, Justice, and the American way.

It worked at the Battle of the MOS, the Battle of the M134 Minigun, the Battle of Camp Parks, and now here at a San Ramon Valley machine shop…

Life is good and the country stands strong and faithful to our President.

And don’t forget, the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare); It’s the American Dream succeeding.

Other successes include the strong long curve economic recovery, improved evolution of human and civil rights, reduction of environmental abuse, stabilization of educational opportunity, and at least the improved confidence and happiness of the mass American population.

128 Yhe Phantom August 18, 2014 at 5:28 PM

The Pentagon has announced the completion of the destruction of the most dangerous of Syria’s chemical weapons aboard the American ship MV Cape Ray. Since early July the ship has been in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea destroying 600 tons of a nerve gas precursor and 20 tons of mustard agent.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called the ship’s crew on Monday to congratulate them on a job well done in a process that seems to have taken 41 days, far ahead of early estimates.

Hagel spoke with Navy Captain Rich Dromerhauser and “expressed his gratitude for the crew’s service, dedication, and expertise, noting that with the world watching, they performed flawlessly every step of the way,” said Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby.

– Tell John McCain…no boots on the ground required, no further help from Putin.

129 Pegasus August 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM

So there it is…….Rick has come out as BIG FAT LIAR.
I’m shocked and disappointed!
I was really looking forward to the name of those hot stocks that restored his portfolio to a much greater value than before GWB destroyed it.

130 Elwood August 18, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Rick August 18, 2014 at 3:57 PM #126

@ elwood 123
I don’t what you’re referring to, be it seems to be the same inane, cretin comments that you’re famous for.

Try reading the post, knucklehead!

It wasn’t directed to you.

131 Pegasus August 18, 2014 at 6:03 PM

This is me ignoring that lying, phantom. I guess his own truth is so bad and boring that he is compelled to create the ridiculous fantasies we read here. Somebody should tell him it’s okay to be honest and real. We won’t even judge him though he refuses to “officially” come out. But we know, it’s clearly obvious in his writings.

And the same goes for that loser, Rick.

132 furian August 18, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Peggy is so quick to call everyone a loser and liar but refuses to submit any proof into his claims of authorship and living large on all those royalties!

Typical wingie hypocrite, accuses everyone else of being, what in fact, it is you are yourself.

Where’s your proof Peggy?

It’s in the pudding!


133 Leave the old guy alone August 18, 2014 at 6:32 PM

If phantom want’s to live in his phantasy land, let him tell his stories.

134 Democrats caused the 2008 crash, but still blame Bush August 18, 2014 at 6:34 PM


135 Yhe Phantom August 18, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Rick says

“I lost half of my financial portfolio during the Bush administration. I made it back up, plus some, under the Obama presidency.”

– Also true for Antler and I, and we are restored to pre crash but have not recovered the near 50% increase of value we would have without the crash.

Generally, good mutual funds recovered like, Blackrock, Fidelity, Vantage, Thornburg, and others did as well. The entire market recovered because the QE and TARP were market wide remedies.

The Federal Reserve and the purchases of US corporate assets saved the world.

All much resisted by Tea Party hysterics…like Cruz, Paul, Lee, and Rubio.

136 Just Blame it on Bush August 18, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Remember when the Democrats forced banks to give home loans to people that could afford to pay them back?


Here is the story:

New Study Finds Democrats Fully to Blame for Subprime Mortgage Crisis that Caused 2008 Financial Disaster

In his early activist days, Barack Obama the community organizer sued banks to ease lending practices.
State Sen. Barack Obama and Fr. Michael Pfleger led a protest against the payday loan industry demanding the State of Illinois to regulate loan businesses in January 2000. During his time as a community organizer Barack Obama led several protests against banks to make loans to high risk individuals. (NBC 5 Week of January 3, 2000)

Here’s something that won’t get any play in the liberal media…
A new study by the respected National Bureau of Economic Research found that Democrats are to blame for the subprime mortgage crisis.
Investor’s Business Daily reported:

Democrats and the media insist the Community Reinvestment Act, the anti-redlining law beefed up by President Clinton, had nothing to do with the subprime mortgage crisis and recession.

But a new study by the respected National Bureau of Economic Research finds, “Yes, it did. We find that adherence to that act led to riskier lending by banks.”

Added NBER: “There is a clear pattern of increased defaults for loans made by these banks in quarters around the (CRA) exam. Moreover, the effects are larger for loans made within CRA tracts,” or predominantly low-income and minority areas.

To satisfy CRA examiners, “flexible” lending by large banks rose an average 5% and those loans defaulted about 15% more often, the 43-page study found.

The strongest link between CRA lending and defaults took place in the runup to the crisis — 2004 to 2006 — when banks rapidly sold CRA mortgages for securitization by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and Wall Street.

CRA regulations are at the core of Fannie’s and Freddie’s so-called affordable housing mission. In the early 1990s, a Democrat Congress gave HUD the authority to set and enforce (through fines) CRA-grade loan quotas at Fannie and Freddie.

It passed a law requiring the government-backed agencies to “assist insured depository institutions to meet their obligations under the (CRA).” The goal was to help banks meet lending quotas by buying their CRA loans.

But they had to loosen underwriting standards to do it. And that’s what they did.

Republicans warned Democrats of the impending doom in 2004.

But Democrats wouldn’t budge.

137 Yhe Phantom August 18, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Attempted Republican Mind Flip Trick – FAIL!

“I was really looking forward to the name of those hot stocks that restored his portfolio to a much greater value than before GWB destroyed it.”

– mangled minds cannot set traps…without getting little bandages on their fingers.

138 Pegasus August 18, 2014 at 6:53 PM

This is me ignoring the little butt barnacle, furian.

139 Yhe Phantom August 18, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Maybe the ACA’s main function was to distract the Republicans from the economic solutions required. Kept them occupied on a useless campaign of repeal and rejection.

We did not need the HELP from business leaders lacking solid foundations in macroeconomics.

Darrell Issa is an of excellent example a multi-millionaire who, without education, has no real idea why he is so rich. This is also true for Bill Gates…. funny huh?

140 .... August 18, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Since it occurred so long ago, phantom should tell us the name of the machine shop where he milled those waveguides. There’s no secrecy issue now.

141 furian August 18, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Sorry Peggy, if the truth hurts.

Just keep ignoring that too.


Clownish, Pleggy, clownish.

But a HOOT just the same!

142 JWB August 18, 2014 at 7:04 PM

@Pegasus really stop making a fool of yourself.

‘I was really looking forward to the name of those hot stocks that restored his portfolio to a much greater value than before GWB destroyed it.”

Really you are all suprised about this? You couldn’t figure this out by yourself?

“On May 3, 2013—more than 13 years since its first close above 1,500—the S&P 500 closed above 1,600 for the first time, at 1,614.42. This would be the first of three 100-point milestones in 2013: 1,600 on May 3, 2013; 1,700 on August 1, 2013; and 1,800 on November 22, 2013. The S&P 500 closed out 2013 at a record high, finishing the December 31, 2013, trading day at 1,848.36. On May 23, 2014, the index for the first time closed above 1900, at 1900.53.”

You know what this means? Prior to May 3,2003 the S&P 500 never closed above 1,600? Today it cosed at 1,971.74, which means that the S&P 500 is up at least 371 points since the first time it closed above 1,600 on May 3,2013 which is up by more than 23%. Which also must mean that it is up by about a quarter since the highest it ever could have been under GWB.

And you are all suprised that there are stocks that restored his portfolio to a much greater value than before GWB destroyed it?

Seems clear who is the loser here.

143 Democrats are going to cause another bubble August 18, 2014 at 7:04 PM

By printing money out of thin air to artificially keep the stock market inflated.

Do you Idiots think they can do this forever?

Our National Debt will probably be $20 Trillion before that scumbag Obama leaves office.

144 Yhe Phantom August 18, 2014 at 7:05 PM

In a speech in February 2004,[68] Greenspan suggested that more homeowners should consider taking out adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) where the interest rate adjusts itself to the current interest in the market.[69] The Feds own funds rate was at a then all-time-low of 1%.

A few months after his recommendation, Greenspan began raising interest rates, in a series of rate hikes that would bring the funds rate to 5.25% about two years later.[70]

A triggering factor in the 2007 sub prime mortgage financial crisis is believed to be the many sub prime ARMs that reset at much higher interest rates than what the borrower paid during the first few years of the mortgage.



Representative HENRY WAXMAN (D-CA) then pressed him to clarify his words. “In other words, you found that your view of the world, your ideology, was not right, it was not working,” Waxman said.

“Absolutely, precisely,” Greenspan replied. “You know, that’s precisely the reason I was shocked, because I have been going for 40 years or more with very considerable evidence that it was working exceptionally well.”[84]

Greenspan admitted fault [85] in opposing regulation of derivatives and acknowledged that financial institutions didn’t protect shareholders and investments as well as he expected.

In the documentary film Inside Job, Greenspan is cited as one of the persons responsible for the Economic Meltdown of 2008. He is also named in Time Magazine as one of the “25 People to Blame for the Financial Crisis”.

145 Timeline shows Bush, McCain warning Dems of financial and housing crisis; meltdown August 18, 2014 at 7:41 PM

The Bush Admin and Senator McCain warned repeatedly about Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac and what thus became the 2008 financial crisis — starting in 2002 (and actually even earlier — in the Clinton and Carter White Houses. Democrats resisted and kept to their party line, extending loans to people who couldn’t afford them — just like you would expect of socialists.

146 Pegasus August 18, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Jeremiah Wright, Michelle Obama, Barrack Obama, Louis Farrakhan, Jessie Jackson Jr, (former Congressman) and Jessie Jackson Sr.

What do they all have in common?

They’re all part of the Chicago Elite. Under their leadership since 2001 some 5000 murders have occurred.

That’s more than double the number of people killed in Afghanistan since 2001.

Where are the protests, the outrage.

Not in Chicago, that would make the Elite look bad.

Obama sends his Atty General, some 50 FBI agents to Ferguson though.

Selective moral outrage.

Typical of the Liar in Chief.

147 US Debt Under Obama Hits Record $7 Trillion August 18, 2014 at 7:46 PM


White House to crap media:

It’s republicans, conservatives, TEA Party and Bush’s fault.

So if it was unpatriotic to rack up massive debt on the backs of Americans in 2007, what do you call it today? Treason?

“… When President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the total federal debt was $10,626,877,048,913.08. As of the close of business on July 30, 2014, it had risen to $17,618,599,653,160.19–up $6,991,722,604,247.11 from Obama’s first inauguration day.

By the close of business on July 31, 2014, it had risen to $17,687,136,723,410.59—up $7,060,259,674,497.51 since Obama first inauguration day.

As of June, there were 115,097,000 households in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The $17,687,136,723,410.59 in debt the federal government had accumulated as of the end of July equaled $153,671.57 per household….” via CNS

This clown is burying the US in a mountain of debt to cause economic collapse. Anyone who denies this is part of the problem. No one can be so against spending as candidate obama to become potus and do the exact opposite of what he preached. What he is doing now is accelerating the level of spending and govt waste. There should be no doubt now, nothing else to conclude other than he wants to tank the US!

We have 2 more years of this communist radicals policies with the help of progressive democrats and republicans. The US will not survive if these enablers are left in power. The face of DC must change and I don’t care if you’re a republican or democrat, vote for the new blood if you are tired of all of this. Career politicians, progressives in power are responsible too and they must be removed from power.

148 Dennis August 18, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I’m still waiting for the links to actual “LIES” posted by Fox News. So far, all we get are sounds of crickets, and the occasional howling at the moon: “Fox News Liiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeessssssss!”

149 Elwood August 18, 2014 at 7:53 PM

I can hardly wait for Obama and Holder to meddle in this more than they already have. Sooner rather than later the Obama administration will completely take over the investigation and the prosecution (persecution?) of the white police officer. And now a few words from the racist in chief:

150 Barack Obama and the Democrats are Detroying America August 18, 2014 at 8:03 PM


151 ExDem August 18, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Barack Obama has shown me a side of the Democratic Party that I can no longer support.

Because of Barack Obama, I will never vote for a Democrat again.

152 Yhe Phantom August 18, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Try this one!

Fox News has persistently pushed the myth that the administration had issued a “stand down” order to stop reinforcements from coming to the aid of American diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya during the September 11, 2012 attack. Though the claim was rapidly discredited, by June 2013, the network had repeated the charge at least 85 times in prime time segments, and the allegations didn’t stop there. In early February, a House Armed Services Committee report and a bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report put the myth to rest.

Later proven to be false!

– looks like tiny dots doesn’t understand national secrets and it’s protection by a loyal American Union member. Lucky they don’t know any secrets.

I wonder why tiny dots wants to know where a secret NAVY vendor was located? That’s why we keep secrets forever…loyal Americans do this.

153 Yhe Phantom August 18, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Militias complicate situation on Texas border

MISSION, Texas (AP) – On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues.

Agents assumed the camouflaged crew that joined in pulling the immigrants from the canal’s milky green waters was a tactical unit from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Only later did they learn that the men belonged to the Texas Militia, a group that dresses like a SWAT team and carries weapons but has no law-enforcement training or authority of any kind.

154 Pegasus August 18, 2014 at 8:46 PM

JWB continues to butt in with his usual lack of comprehension when reading comments and knowledge of nothing.

You’re welcome.

155 .... August 18, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Secrets are not kept forever, you idiot . Ever hear of declassification?

I guess not…..not that you’ve worked for anything requiring more secrecy than pinky swear.

156 .... August 18, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Dig your hole deeper, phantom., this rate you’re about 19 ft from Chins.

157 Obama's Foreign Policies August 18, 2014 at 8:56 PM

1. We are monitoring the situation.
2. We condemn this action.
3. Huh? We just heard about that on the morning news.
4. Gotta go fundraising!
5. Can’t miss my tee time.

158 furian August 18, 2014 at 9:26 PM

I want to visit Chins someday.


159 JWB August 18, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Really Pegasus do you care to explain my lack of comprehension?

This is what you had written:

#114 “Oh please Rick share your vast knowledge of the market. On which stocks did your portfolio recover to well”

#129 “I was really looking forward to the name of those hot stocks that restored his portfolio to a much greater value than before GWB destroyed it.”

160 Pegasus August 18, 2014 at 10:17 PM

I was simply asking the other jackass, like you, the names of his outstanding stocks by which his portfolio was restored. He’s a liar, plain and simple.
You just like to see what YOU want in people’s comments.
It’s that awful comprehension thing.
You’re welcome.

161 Laura Zah August 18, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Eric Holder is ordering a third autopsy on Brown! Wow! What a thorough investigation. I wish he’d put even half as much effort into finding Lois Lerner’s hard drive.

162 Elwood August 18, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Obama has sent Holder to Ferguson.

What a surprise! Just as I predicted.

That’ll make everything all better I’m sure.

163 Grievous Insult August 19, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Arlington National Cemetery, 14 August Major General Harold Greene, the first U.S. general to die in combat since Vietnam, was buried.

Vice President wasn’t there nor was the Secretary of State.

During the funeral, President Obama (Commander n Chief) was at the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass, on the course, playing golf.

Would they have shown up at Major General Greene’s funeral if he were,
BLACK ? ? ? ?

164 For Low August 19, 2014 at 8:02 AM

The Benghazi Brief

165 Connie Dobbs August 19, 2014 at 8:09 AM

I got out of the market in 2007 and stayed out for five years. My portfolio is up %70 since 2012. American Airlines, Ford and Corning have done particularly well for me. Especially American Airlines, which has essentially been found money since the merge with Jetblue. I’m interested to see what happens with my shares held in escrow. My investments in Firestone and Sirius have been solid performers since GM started building cars for the Chinese and Cash for Clunkers decimated the domestic used car market. My fat, undeserved union pension was invested through the crash, but I self-direct and it’s up %60, a rate that soundly outperforms what I would have gotten if I’d let them give it to Dem lobbyists — er, manage it. I’m no mogul or anything. I’ll probably never have as much money as a Government retiree, but it sure sounds like I have more saved up than the general run. Sorry if you fantasizing I was going to end up living in a cardboard box as punishment for my wrong thinking.

166 For Low Information Voters August 19, 2014 at 8:25 AM

“Grab a cup of coffee because it’s a long read with over 350 citations and reference source links for conformational material.”

167 @Elwood August 19, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Why shouldn’t he go, other two pond scum sharptonne and jaksun are there.

Still waitin’ for the ” if i had a son ” speech.

168 You Don't Matter August 19, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Card companies care Nothing that you are victims of theft,
to them it is merely a cost of doing business.

” EMV chip cards. EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, which collaborated to adopt the cards two decades ago. Chip cards — and the point-of-sale terminals to read them — are the norm in Europe, Asia and Africa and have led to huge declines in card fraud.”

Did you get that? Technology has existed for twenty years and is in wide use in Europe, Asia and Africa.

An why is it not in use in the US? Good question to ask most of the the corrupt campaign contribution WHORES in congress. Those who only care about what mega rich one percent campaign contributors want done.

Vote OUT anyone in congress over ten years.

169 What a Surprise August 19, 2014 at 9:37 AM

” Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” ”

Latest leftist “victim” poster child …….. perhaps not such a good choice

170 Pathetic Leading From Behind August 19, 2014 at 9:50 AM

As predicted here weeks ago, after being embarrassed by Texas Governor Rick Perry.

“President Obama is following the lead of Texas Governor Rick Perry by deploying more federalized troops from the Texas National Guard (TNG) to help Border Patrol Agents.”

171 Marissa August 19, 2014 at 10:19 AM

@For Low Information Voters
Grabbed my morning cup of, but still couldn’t get through that boring list.

172 Silva August 19, 2014 at 10:23 AM

#167, Brilliant. So awesome, long may you run!

173 Silva August 19, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Woops, NOT 167. 165!!!!!

174 Does Not Understand August 19, 2014 at 10:35 AM

“For some strange reason Obama appears to think that every business, industry, and trade association should just sit on the sidelines and wait for him and the super-geniuses in his administration to pass judgment, anointing winners and losers. But our democratic system doesn’t work like that. Everyone has a right to pursue their interests and engage in advocacy. That is the fundamental nature of America’s pluralist system. If you grow the government and signal that favors are available, you are going to get more lobbying. The two things are absolutely inseparable. If Obama can’t figure that out, then he is pretty stupid.

Obama’s intolerance for people who don’t agree with him is not the only problem. He also doesn’t understand the very institutional structure of the federal government.”

175 How Strange August 19, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Theft reports from Ferguson, MO. listing inventory looted from stores,
none have work boots listed.

176 JWB August 19, 2014 at 10:50 AM


Well how is that American Airlines Jetblue merger working out for you?

That’s a pretty good fantasy almost as good as the old geezer pretending to be a woman fantasy…..

177 Connie Dobbs August 19, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Oh, my bad. It’s US Airways, I think. Like I said, found money. I don’t pay that close attention to it. See? I’m a woman…

178 Connie Dobbs August 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM

My B of A stock killed, too. Up %55 when I got out. Good thing it was too big to fail, no?

179 Your Reward August 19, 2014 at 11:20 AM

For voting democrat.
When your kid is old enough for their first job and can’t even get a job at a fast food place, thank a democrat.
To those totally lacking job skills who can only get a job at a fast food place, soon to be replaced by a machine, thank a democrat.

“Robot Serves Up 360 Hamburgers Per Hour”

The growing fantasy overwhelmingly supported by democrats, for increase in minimum wage is fueling push toward self serve and automation.

Simply democrats are desperate for votes even if it causes the acceleration of loss of jobs.

“McDonald’s recently added 64,000 people to its payroll in the United States, but job prospects in Europe for those so inclined to work in the fast food industry are looking pretty grim right about now. That’s because the fast food giant is poised to add touchscreen kiosks in more than 7,000 of its restaurants in Europe in effort to replace actual, human cashiers.”

180 Connie Dobbs August 19, 2014 at 11:20 AM

You know, JWB, I never thought you were anything less than all man, even though you’re dumb as a stump.

181 Connie Dobbs August 19, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Sorry. Shallow, petty, jealous, mean and dumb as a stump.

182 Priorities August 19, 2014 at 11:28 AM
183 You're Stupid August 19, 2014 at 12:25 PM

‘ Liberal Billionaire: 99.5% of Americans Are Not ‘Super Sophisticated’ ‘

184 Aspirin August 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM

@Your Reward #179: You conveniently forget the financial disaster and Iraq War that Bush and the Republicans caused that drove us into the recession in the first place. Add that to the companies exporting Americans’ jobs overseas, under-regulated banks, and you’ll get the picture. America is no longer a true democracy. We are a country that exists under the yoke of a capitalist system that has totally corrupted our Congress and our political process. Our system has benefitted the wealthy while the middle class suffers. If you doubt that you haven’t been awake for the past 20 years. The ACA is a classic example of a potentially good idea destroyed by greed and an insane desire to make obscene profits from peoples’ need for healthcare. All of our systems are designed to flow wealth to the top at the expense of the middle class, otherwise we would be seeing a rise in middle class incomes along with the rise in upper class wealth. Our government is totally driven by power brokers and lobbyists pouring money into the voting process and the erosion of true democracy is the result.

185 Aspirin August 19, 2014 at 12:55 PM

@You’re Stupid #183: CNS News’ red, white, and blue banner sets the tone as a conservative rag and that is all one needs to know about that. Try this instead: Get educated about science by studying science, not some fool’s opinion. Climate data is easily obtained from certified scientific studies done all over the world in different countries. If one cannot appreciate facts then one should join the Flat Earth Society. BTW, public broadcasting receives very little government funding and in spite of repeated attempts by Republicans to defund public broadcasting 69% of Americans want the funding to continue. As major news organizations become increasingly tools of private ownership wanting to express lopsided viewpoints about important issues PBS is a beacon in the darkness.

186 Aunt Mary August 19, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Aspirin –
Thanks for letting us know what you and the other the lunatics are thinking.

187 @184 August 19, 2014 at 1:29 PM

“Our government is totally driven by power brokers and lobbyists pouring money into the voting process and the erosion of true democracy is the result.”

Perfect, …. how to clean out the cesspool ????

Start by voting out everyone who has been in congress over 10 years no matter which party they belong to. After all they created most of the problems, you really think they have the solutions?

Their primary goal is to be reelected, gather as much in campaign contributions from the mega rich one percent (both parties), service the needs thru legislation of those mega rich, then steering as many taxpayer dollars as possible back to those mega rich contributors as possible in the form of contracts, loan guarantees etc.

Campaign contributions have a greater return on investment than any stock market.

Is time those who regularly sell their votes to the largest contributors,
are voted out of office.

188 @185 and others August 19, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Try doing research on Tom Steyer, explore how his hedge fund made some of their money then plug his name into a search engine along with Keystone.
Next search Tom Steyer and tank car.

Reason Keystone was not built?
Search for Warren Buffet and Keystone.

Environmentalists are useful stooges and have been played so the mega rich could make even more money.

Search for dot-111 unsafe,
What you find should make you angry, those in control put making the wealthy contributors more money ahead of public’s safety.

From National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

“Given the lack of regulation, the industry’s influence over regulators and the industry’s track record of ignoring NTSB safety recommendations for decades — the reality is that it is highly likely that much of the Bakken Crude will be shipped in unsafe DOT-111’s for the next decade. That might be just about the time the Bakken field’s output is declining as well.

How convenient for the industry. For the rest of us, dangerous bomb trains will continue to pose a significant public safety threat that will very likely claim more lives.”

There’s much information out there for those willing to make the small effort to find it. Or you could continue to blindly accept what the media parrots, from those in power.

Those who refuse to be informed voters are destine to be governed by their inferiors.

189 Elwood August 19, 2014 at 2:36 PM

BREAKING: New Evidence Supports Darren Wilson’s Account That He was Attacked by Michael Brown

190 Sending A Message August 19, 2014 at 2:49 PM

“The Department of Justice has 40 FBI agents canvassing Ferguson, Missouri to learn whether a white police officer should be charged with a ‘civil rights’ crime for shooting an unarmed black teen, the agency confirmed on Tuesday.”

191 Aspirin August 19, 2014 at 3:12 PM

In Yahoo Finance today you’ll find an interesting piece. Here is a synopsis:Over the past five years, corporations have increased their profits and stock values by firing people and buying back stock.This causes, unemployment to remain high. As we all know, wage growth for the for those who are lucky enough to be working has been pathetic — the slowest in over 60 years.
Now, American corporations and their owners are rolling in clover. Corporate profits hit an all-time high. And U.S. stocks are at record highs.

192 Elwood August 19, 2014 at 3:17 PM

@ aspirin #184

Why don’t you save a lot of electrons and just post “I am totally ****ed!”

193 Marissa August 19, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Wonders never cease to amaze me.

194 Dennis August 19, 2014 at 3:28 PM

@Indie you continue to make the basic error of Socialism: distribution of wealth is NOT a zero-sum game. The flaw is in thinking that the amount of wealth is fixed (static), and that it must be “redistributed” to increase the wealth of the poorest.


Poverty in America?

Posted By Walter Williams On November 15, 2011 @ 12:12 am In Afternoon Edition,Daily Mailer,FrontPage

According to CBS News, “the number of people in the U.S. living in poverty in 2010 rose for the fourth year in a row, representing the largest number of Americans in poverty in the 52 years since such estimates have been published by the U.S. Census Bureau.” MSNBC said, “The U.S. poverty rate remains among the highest in the developed world.”

Let’s look at a few poverty facts.

Heritage Foundation researchers Dr. Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield laid out some facts about the poor in their report “Understanding Poverty in the United States: Surprising Facts About America’s Poor” (9/13/2011).

Eighty percent of poor households have air conditioning. Nearly three-fourths have a car or truck, and 31 percent have two or more. Two-thirds have cable or satellite TV. Half have one or more computers. Forty-two percent own their homes. The average poor American has more living space than the typical non-poor person in Sweden, France or the U.K. Ninety-six percent of poor parents stated that their children were never hungry during the year because they couldn’t afford food.

“The Material Well-Being of the Poor and the Middle Class Since 1980? (10/25/2011) is a research paper by professor Bruce D. Meyer of the University of Chicago and The National Bureau of Economic Research and professor James X. Sullivan of the University of Notre Dame. In it they report: “Our results show evidence of considerable improvement in material well-being for both the middle class and the poor over the past three decades. Median income and consumption both rose by more than 50 percent in real terms between 1980 and 2009. In addition, the middle 20 percent of the income distribution experienced noticeable improvements in housing characteristics: living units became bigger and much more likely to have air conditioning and other features. The quality of the cars these families own also improved considerably. Similarly, we find strong evidence of improvement in the material well-being of poor families.”

The grim official measures of poverty or income stagnation reported are the result of a number of biases that understate well-being, such as relying exclusively on narrow income measures that do not reflect all the resources available to the household for consumption.

Income measures fail to capture important components of economic well-being, such as wealth and the ownership of durables, e.g., houses and cars. For example, official measures would consider a retired couple who owned their car and mortgage-free $700,000 home and lived on $20,000 savings to be poor. Clearly, their income does not reflect their material well-being.

“Income Mobility in the U.S. from 1996 to 2005? (11/13/2007) is a report by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that shows considerable income mobility of individuals in the U.S. economy. “Roughly half of taxpayers who began in the bottom income quintile in 1996 moved up to a higher income group by 2005. Among those with the very highest incomes in 1996 — the top 1/100 of 1 percent — only 25 percent remained in this group in 2005. Moreover, the median real income of these top taxpayers declined over the study period.” These findings confirm previous studies dating back to the 1960s reaching the same conclusion, namely: At different periods of time, different people occupy different income groups, but the overall trend is upward.

What about the concentration of wealth? In 1918, John D. Rockefeller’s fortune accounted for more than half of 1 percent of total private wealth. To compile the same half of 1 percent of the total private wealth in the United States today, you’d have to combine the fortunes of Microsoft’s Bill Gates ($59 billion) and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ($19 billion), but with 10 other multibillionaires in between.

Our congressionally caused recession has indeed caused needless hardship for many Americans, but the big poverty and income stagnation hype is part and parcel of an agenda to make us more accepting of politicians getting their hands deeper into our pocketbooks in the name of helping the poor.


Article printed from FrontPage Magazine:

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195 Dennis August 19, 2014 at 3:34 PM

oops that should have been to @Aspirin not @Indie … not that they are different people :)

the important points are summarized (for those with short attention spans) as follows:

1) the overall quality of life in ALL economic groups is improving

2) At different periods of time, different people occupy different income groups, but the overall trend is upward.

and 3) when referring to the “top 1%”, the people in that group is continually changing, and the number of people who collectively share that 1% is dozens of times larger than it was circa WW2.

196 Dennis August 19, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Chicago violence: The buck stops with you, Rahm Emanuel [01]

By Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
·Published July 16, 2014

Over the July 4 weekend, in Chicago alone, 16 people were shot to death and another 66 were wounded[02]. At a press briefing on July 11, the White House weighed in, stating that Obama would “continue to make the case”[03] that lawmakers should adopt new gun control laws. Two days later, on Sunday, Gov. Pat Quinn also called for more gun control[04], in particular a state ban on assault weapons, as the solution.

But Chicago’s problems lie with the city’s politicians. Nationally, police solve almost two out of every three murders – 63 percent of them. That figure is much lower in Chicago. In 2010, right before Rahm Emanuel became mayor, the rate for Chicago was 39 percent[04]. But by Emanuel’s second year in office, it had plunged to an official rate of 26 percent. (In reality it is even lower, because Chicago has tried to hide how bad things are by increasingly misclassifying murders as non-murders.)[05]

After becoming mayor, Emanuel did three unfortunate things to the Chicago police force:

1) He closed down detective bureaus[06] in Chicago’s highest crime districts and moved them elsewhere, sometimes quite far away.

2) Instead of increasing the number of police officers by 1,000[07], as he had promised during his campaign, he actually cut the number of police.[08]

3) He disbanded many gang task forces.

Not surprisingly, when you don’t catch criminals, the result is more crime.

Admittedly, like many other cities, Chicago faced budget problems in 2011. But Emanuel decided to cut the police budget to fund his pet projects, like a new $20 million[10] slush fund that Emanuel can use as wants. While Emanuel cut overall total city spending by $75 million[11], he asked the police slash their budget by $190 million[12]. The cuts in police spending and elimination of their jobs financed infrastructure projects that aren’t valued for what the projects build but “most importantly . .. [aimed at] creating 18,000 jobs over the next 10 years.”[13]

Ironically, the layoffs backfired and failed to save anything close to what was promised. With crime soaring, Chicago wound up spending $103 million[14] on overtime in 2013, over three times the $32 million that was budgeted.

Moving detective bureaus was a disaster. Detectives who had worked in high crime neighborhoods for years found themselves working other areas of the city. Knowledge about who were the likely culprits, informants and the neighborhoods was lost[15]. As one detective told Chicago Magazine: “All the expertise you once had is useless when you’re working on the other side of town. You might as well put me in a new city.”[16]

Moving detectives far away from crime hotspots also meant long travel times. Not only did detectives waste much more of their valuable time simply traveling to crime scenes, but, in a job where time matters, the detectives were slower to arrive. These delays made them less effective at solving crimes, as it’s harder to track down witnesses and evidence is more easily lost.

If budget cuts necessitated the closure of detective bureaus, logically the ones in low-crime areas ought to have been the ones selected. But that would likely have met with tougher political resistance, as more affluent and politically well-connected people live there. So much for the Democrats’ claimed concern for poor minorities.

Ironically, in their push for more gun control, Democrats have learned nothing from Chicago’s failed experiment over banning guns in late 1982. The city’s murder rates stopped falling and started soaring after the ban[17], not only relative to other large cities but also in comparison to adjacent counties. The lesson was that gun control primarily disarmed law-abiding citizens.

President Obama, Governor Quinn, and Mayor Emanuel are obsessed with gun control. Not only are other methods proven ways of reducing crime, but the gun control policies they push would either have no effect or make crime worse.

Police matter when it comes to stopping crime. Rahm Emanuel needs to stop blaming others for his failed policies.


197 JWB August 19, 2014 at 4:04 PM


oops must have hit a nerve with the old geezer. He seems so much better dishing out his vitriol than being called on his BS.

But don’t be mad, I do love to read your cute little fantasies.

198 Dennis August 19, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Michael Brown was 6’4″ and 300 pounds?

It is going to be tough to do the “harmless little boy” PR that was exemplified by the Trayvon Martin case.

Also gonna be difficult to explain how he fractured the police officer’s cheekbone while “running away” from him.

I think this hyped up attempt at inciting lynch mobs in Ferguson will be yet another embarrassment for Jackson and friends at MSNBC.

199 Dennis August 19, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Teenager Shot and Killed by an Officer on Foot Patrol in the Bronx

Just after 3 a.m. on Sunday, the pop of gunshots cut through the air. Two rookie police officers — barely a month out of the Police Academy, and now on foot patrol in the Bronx — hurried toward the sound.

They headed east on East 151st Street to find a chase unfolding, one person running down the middle of the street, another following with a handgun. The officers ordered the second figure to drop his gun. Instead, another shot rang out.

One of the officers fired a single shot. The bullet struck the gunman in his lower left jaw, killing him.

The suspect, Shaaliver Douse, was believed to be part of a youth gang on East 169th Street called the Nine. He lived at a nearby housing project, and court records showed he had been caught with a gun at least once before; his last brush with the law involved his arrest on a charge of attempted murder, after a rival gang member was shot in May. All this, the police said, at age 14.

the boy’s aunt, Quwana Barcene, 35, compared her nephew to Trayvon Martin in Florida.

“Him, Trayvon Martin, it’s never going to end,” she said. “A child. Fourteen years old. Fourteen years old. Gone. Shot in the head. By police.”

But the circumstances justified the shooting, he said, showing a pair of videos. In the first, a figure who Mr. Kelly said was Shaaliver can be seen approaching a group of several men, including one who Mr. Kelly said was Shaaliver’s target.

Shaaliver can be seen raising a weapon and firing three shots, Mr. Kelly said; the group then scatters. A second video, taken around the corner, showed the next moment: the target running fast around the corner in the middle of the street, a bullet flying past him and slamming into a wall on the far side in a puff of smoke. Mr. Kelly said that after the teenager was ordered to drop his gun, he fired again, though it was unclear whether he was aiming for the fleeing man or the officers.

A gun had been confiscated from the teenager in the past year: He was arrested on a charge of criminal possession of a weapon in October. He pleaded not guilty and had another court date scheduled for later this month, according to Bronx court records. He had also been charged with attempted murder in May, when a 15-year-old member of the Lyman Place crew was shot in the shoulder. Those charges were dropped after the victim and a witness stopped cooperating, a city official said on Sunday

At Shaaliver’s housing project, the Gouverneur Morris II Houses, his friends gathered to support his parents. “This is unreal, how the police get away with murder,” his aunt, Ms. Barcene, said. “They get away with murder.”

photos and video at

200 Steve McGarrett August 19, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Book ‘im Dano

Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside an Austin courthouse that he would “fight this injustice with every fiber of my being.”

201 Always Right August 19, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Governor Perry will be exonerated. He did nothing wrong.

This is a classic case of Democrat prosecutorial abuse of power.

202 @191 and others August 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Work for a local manufacturer, they have outright fired some managers.
Have combined management jobs as well as not filled positions of managers retiring. They instead divide up responsibilities and give them to other managers at no increase in pay.

As to larger companies consider this, they especially NEED to be able to make business plans 3, 6, 9 months out as well as longer range plans 1, 3, 5, 10 years out. They can not risk a capital expenditure in uncertain business conditions.
Here’s just one story detailing what EPA is up to

Another example health care costs, how can a company risk hiring or expansion when government keeps rearranging the play field? Obamacare has been changed 43 times by the government.

Some companies have stayed profitable by shedding employees and others with surplus cash have used it to reduce stock outstanding. Publicly held companies holding too much cash are tempting targets for hostile take over.

Bottom line, for businesses to expand they need governmental stability and regulatory certainty. Communist China has both regulatory certainty and governmental stability. Obama administration does not. Here’s what a Democrat Congressman had to say about the Obama administration.

Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn a Democrat contributor.

203 Gun Control August 19, 2014 at 5:34 PM
204 Aspirin August 19, 2014 at 5:39 PM

The BBC News website has an interesting piece about the recent shootings and race relations in the US in general. It calls the US to task for being critical of human rights abuses in other nations while racial unrest and violence still occurs all too frequently right here at home. If a person commits a crime he or she should be arrested and tried, regardless of race or color but that does not permit police shooting and killing unarmed people. Six shots is not an intent to disable an attacker, it is to kill him. Before we go around telling other countries how to behave we should be setting an example that shows the world that we believe in our Constitution.

205 Aspirin August 19, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Aunt Mary – Look in the mirror for a true definition of a lunatic. Over your shoulder you’ll see Rush and Hannity and Palin and Cheney, and God-knows-who-else. Form a club.

206 .... August 19, 2014 at 6:20 PM

@connie #181…

And just why are you insulting stumps?

207 Connie Dobbs August 19, 2014 at 6:22 PM

You think the ACA is only potentially a good idea, but impossible to implement.

208 Connie Dobbs August 19, 2014 at 6:37 PM

#197 Did you miss seeing my picture a couple of weeks ago in the traffic column? I was holding a beer and standing next to a car. It was completely irresponsible of me, and I had terrible hair.

So… I’m too smart to be a woman? Are my critical thinking skills unfeminine, or is it the simple arithmetic I can perform in my head? Is it because I’m not deferential to you, even going so far as to call you a dim bulb? Tell me, Tarzan. where am I going wrong?

209 ? August 19, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Asprin has to be a troll, she can’t really be serious can she?

Anybody that still supports Obama after all he has done is a threat to the gene pool.

210 Bumper Sticker August 19, 2014 at 6:51 PM

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211 It's true August 19, 2014 at 7:02 PM

‘ Liberal Billionaire: 99.5% of Americans Are Not ‘Super Sophisticated’ ‘

Otherwise we would not be stuck with this Worthless POS Obama for 4 more years.

Barack Obama is the Worst thing that ever happened to America.

212 @204 August 19, 2014 at 7:10 PM

If a 6´4”, 290 pound adult attacks a police officer what would you want the officer to do, ask him to please stop? IF a person in law enforcement fires their weapon they have been trained to use deadly force.

Has been reported cop has a broken eye socket from the attack.
Did YOUR Leftist media once again intentionally fail to report the facts that don’t fit their liberal get whitey political agenda?

213 .... August 19, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Go on connie kick jwb’s ass. You can do it.

214 Rollo Tomasi August 19, 2014 at 7:20 PM

“…six shots is not an intent to disable an attacker,…”

Correct. An officer is not charged with disabling an attacker. An officer is charged with stopping the attack. It’s a subtle difference that is lost on hand-wringers that have no clue about the relatively small amount if damage a 9mm bullet does to a 300 lb aggressive man.

215 Connie Dobbs August 19, 2014 at 7:29 PM

His ass is self-kicking. I would just be in the way.

216 From MSNBC August 19, 2014 at 7:45 PM

White officer shot unarmed black kid for no reason at all, just because he was black.

217 Apologize n Bow That'll Work August 19, 2014 at 8:07 PM

‘Islamic State posts video of beheading of U.S. journalist, warns Obama to halt strikes’

Wonder what those little fellars would do if they got their hands on a Nuke?

Refresh my memory what were those low flying helicopters doing?
aka Geiger Birds.

Now why would the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) need to know about existing sources of radiation using an aircraft?

218 @Rollo Tomasi August 19, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Which is why US military is looking to replace 9mm side arms in favor of a larger caliber.

219 Marissa August 19, 2014 at 8:16 PM

@Apologize n Bow That’ll Work, that never works.

220 Anon August 19, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Obummer once again show his hand a racist and a tyrant. He takes over the state’s investigation before it has even begun, no doubt as he has judged them guilty already. He reaches out the black community, what a joke! He pleads to stop the violence, for which I am sure he got an ear ful about how whites have it coming. Once again, who’s the racist? Who wants violence rather than justice to be the law of the land? Clearly it is blacks.

221 Connie Dobbs August 19, 2014 at 8:24 PM

#216 Was he shot in the front or the back? This is important.

222 @Always Right August 19, 2014 at 8:28 PM
223 @Connie Dobbs 215 August 19, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Such eloquence, a true joy to read.

224 Fred P. August 19, 2014 at 9:04 PM

An officer is trained to shoot to stop the threat. Period. Ask any officer in any agency in any jurisdiction. Any one……

I find it interesting that those who claim how “it should be done” have zero experience in law enforcement or in force on force training?

Stick to what you know.

225 Rollo Tomasi August 19, 2014 at 9:08 PM

@ #213:

Connie’s just toying with him. He has no idea he’s swimming in the deep end.

226 Yhe Phantom August 19, 2014 at 9:17 PM


Ferguson MO

I get the feeling that the new MSM and the new Internet is the new coliseum.

We are being distracted and entertained…by design.

And then some folks get excited and vent their life frustrations and disappointments…while others “monetize” the events.

Meanwhile the Establishment (Republican and Democratic powers combined) runs the affairs of the country and the world.

Romantic, romance…all about the story.

TinFoiler has a point…

It’s fun anyway!

227 @Marissa August 19, 2014 at 9:58 PM

That depends, is it the real world where wimps get hurt or the world as obama believes it should be?

Look how well it worked in Egypt.

228 JWB August 19, 2014 at 10:14 PM


No worries I would never insult you by thinking that you are smart or that you have critical thinking skills.

I can see however you are impressing tiny dots and Rollo, but that is not really a badge of honor isn’t it? After all it is all relative.

Why don’t you continue with your schtick and entertain us a little more with your financial wisdom. That BofA stock must have been quite a drag on your portfolio.

229 Rollo Tomasi August 19, 2014 at 11:33 PM

@ 228:

Use up all your brain power on that witty retort, genius? Just for kicks, let’s see how fast you can find the grammatical error in your post. But you’re the smart one, right!

230 @191 August 20, 2014 at 12:11 AM

And that’s why tax cuts for corps don’t work. They won’t expand productions until the market dictates it.

231 @201 alwats right August 20, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Too late he’s done. But the Dems would like to see him as the one representing the GOP in 2016. Winning would be a piece of cake.

232 Dennis August 20, 2014 at 1:31 AM
233 Connie Dobbs August 20, 2014 at 7:58 AM

“That BofA stock must have been quite a drag on your portfolio.”

Quite the contrary. At the price it was offered, it would have been foolish not to buy. Blum Capitol Partners has BofA as one of its clients. He’s also partnered with the bank in financing the Wilderness Society. Mr. Blum is married to Dianne Feinstein, so when Bank of America was offered a bailout their stock became very appealing to me. They did rather well with it, too, as I recall. It’s like Aspirin says, the problem with capitalism is sometimes the wrong people make money.

I don’t have any special skills; you could do this, too. BofA is a local company that went international, and DiFi is a local career national-level politician. California being notoriously crooked, the two would have to share some link, the most obvious being that the Feinstein family banks there. She’s a little more cagey than that; instead of her paying them, they pay her husband. If BofA’s fortunes fall so do DiFi’s, and that is not a thing that happens, so you may invest in her family’s bank with utter confidence.

It’s, like, so not hard.

234 Gov. Jay Nixon August 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Let’s get that honky Cop!

235 Haboodie Yabadaba August 20, 2014 at 9:42 AM

We will recognize Israel’s “Right To Exist” with one small provision….. remove the letter “s”

236 JWB August 20, 2014 at 10:43 AM


If it is not so hard please explain to me the Blum Capitol (Capital) Partner BofA a local (North Carolina) company connection. Are you saying Blum Capitol (Capital) Partner invests in BofA or Bofa invests in Blum Capitol (Capital) Partner?

I assume you know that NationsBank of Charlotte NC aquired BofA in 1998 and after the aquisition changed its name to BofA?

237 Connie Dobbs August 20, 2014 at 12:05 PM
238 Connie Dobbs August 20, 2014 at 12:09 PM

If you can’t get past the mindset of ‘Democrats are always good and Republicans are always bad’ you’ll continue to miss some stellar investment opportunities.

239 JWB August 20, 2014 at 1:59 PM

@ #273

Thanks for the link but I cant find any evidence in support of you allegation in #233:

“BofA is a local company that went international, and DiFi is a local career national-level politician. California being notoriously crooked, the two would have to share some link, the most obvious being that the Feinstein family banks there. She’s a little more cagey than that; instead of her paying them, they pay her husband.”

Also the article contains pictures and links from late 2011 so it is fair to assume that this would have been the information which caused you to invest in BofA for the reason you state in #233:

“Mr. Blum is married to Dianne Feinstein, so when Bank of America was offered a bailout their stock became very appealing to me.”

Obviously the bailout was in late 2008 and early 2009. Which of course raises another interesting question which troubles me.

See in #165 you stated:

“I got out of the market in 2007 and stayed out for five years”

But in #178 you say:

“My B of A stock killed, too. Up %55 when I got out”

and as I just pointed out in .#233 that the reason why BofA became appealing to you was because:

“Bank of America was offered a bailout ”

It’s hard to keep your fantasy straight isn’t it? Or as Judge Judy would say:

“If you tell the truth, then you don’t have to have a good memory'”

240 furian August 20, 2014 at 2:32 PM

A love a good Judge Judy reference.


241 Elwood August 20, 2014 at 2:39 PM

The All African-American Obama administration has sent AG Holder to Ferguson, MO to head up the lynch mob.

Members of the administration have been assuring “black leaders” that justice will be done.

Translation: “We gonna hang that honky cop!”

242 Marissa August 20, 2014 at 2:54 PM

lol :-) now don’t do that-it might be family issues going on there.

243 Dennis August 20, 2014 at 3:38 PM

@JWB you aen’t really trying to defend the images of DiFi and Blum, are you?
Get real.
Remember all those anti-Halliburton protests during the Gulf War? Who do you think got all the contracts Halliburton didn’t get? Richard Blum, that’s who. Guess who was chair of the Senate Committee handing out that money? DiFi, that’s who.
Blum was also Chair of the UC Regents, and thus controlled a $5B annual investment by UC, including their retirement system.
When the USPS decided to sell some property, mostly high-value commercial district properties, guess who got the exclusive contract to broker those deals? Blum did, and he got paid $500M to do so.
When CA decided to built the HSR (which is actually going to be using Emminent Domain for the first 10 years acquiring the route), who got the job? Blum again, for another $500M.

So far, those last two “jobs” have borne no fruit, but Blum has been paid $1B of our tax money.

It should be fairly obvious why DiFi refuses to issue a join statement of earnings; each year she has to battle numerous conflict of interest issues.

244 JWB August 20, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Thanks old man Dennis for your contribution but how is that related to the current discussion?

I’m just trying to find out how the person posting as Connie Dobbs by reading an article in 2011 made the decision to acquire BofA shares at the time when BofA was “offered a bailout”, which we know was in 2008 or 2009, which coincidently also happens to fall into the same time when that same person claims to not have been invested into equities?

That’s all.

245 Terrorist of the Day August 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Mitch McConnell announced today that if the Republicans take over congress he will shut down the government unless Pres Obama gives in to his demands.

If you’re tired of Republican government by crisis, vote Democrate in November.

246 Aspirin August 20, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros blathering on demonstrating total ignorance (as usual from Fox) about world affairs suggesting that “a bullet to the head” is all that Islamists understand. That is her answer to solving the problems in the Middle East apparently. Thank you Fox for expressing a total ignorance of what is going on in the world and letting the world know that a “bullet to the head” is being suggested as a part of our foreign policy. Wasn’t Fox rattling its sabers promoting an invasion of Iraq during the disastrous Bush/Cheney Administration? Please treat Fox as merely entertainment for the mentally challenged right wingers and move on to more intelligent discussions of world affairs.

247 Grand Old Party August 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM

The Republican Party only has itself to blame. After all, they gave racists a platform to stand on

248 Fox News August 20, 2014 at 5:01 PM

We deceive…… You believe.

249 Fox News August 20, 2014 at 5:02 PM

The alternative history channel.

250 Rick Perry for Prison, 2016 August 20, 2014 at 5:03 PM

looks like his next term will be 10-20

251 Elwood August 20, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Ferguson, MO police officer Darrel Wilson is screwed.

If the locals don’t get him on criminal charges, the full power of the All African-American Obama administration will be arrayed against him for violating the civil rights of Sweet Baby Brown. All 6-4 300 lbs. of him.

Or maybe for good measure they’ll get him on both.

The lynch mob will be sorely disappointed that they can only hang him once.

252 @246 August 20, 2014 at 6:09 PM

How’s that apologize and bow approach workin’ out ?

An would you Please explain to us just what the Obama foreign policy IS ?

253 @246 August 20, 2014 at 6:34 PM

“If we leave Iraq before the job is done, it will create a terrorist state in the heart of the Middle East, a terrorist state much more dangerous than Afghanistan was before we removed the Taliban, a terrorist state with the capacity to fund its activities because of the oil reserves of Iraq,”
2006 George Bush

2014 and what do we have ? ? ? ? ?

254 Mission Accomplished August 20, 2014 at 6:44 PM

‘ISIS Makes Up To $3 Million a Day Selling Oil’

CNNMoney Reports ‘ISIS selling oil on the black market’

Well what’s next feet stomping or maybe ban them from redbox?

255 Yhe Phantom August 20, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Sorry to have to admit to friends and opponents alike:

Oakland Solidarity?

More like a lot of people want new school clothes and electronics.

We’ll see…wait for the hot summer night…samo samo?

And Brown weighed 297# according to first reports.
He was wearing a Red “Blood” gang colored hat in the CCT Video.

256 Dennis August 20, 2014 at 7:11 PM

@JWB I think CD made it pretty clear that the billionaire Blum and his wife, DiFi, are heavily invested in keeping BofA afloat.

Or did you want to discuss the HSR ripofff again?

257 Dennis August 20, 2014 at 7:14 PM

@Aspirin Even the terrorists agree that they won’t be bound by treaties or UN resolutions … they will not stop until every non-Muslim in the world is dead. Sooooooo … if you cannot negotiate a peace with terrorists, what is left? bullets.

258 Elwood August 20, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Rick Perry for Prison, 2016 August 20, 2014 at 5:03 PM #250

looks like his next term will be 10-20

You are so delusional!

259 Rollo Tomasi August 20, 2014 at 8:02 PM

“Old geezer”

“Old man Dennis”

An ageist AND a misogynist. Work a little more on your racism and you’ll hit the trifecta.

260 Who Said This ? August 20, 2014 at 8:15 PM

“They murder the innocent to advance a focused and clear ideology. They seek to establish a radical Islamic caliphate, so they can impose a brutal new order on unwilling people, much as Nazis and communists sought to do in the last century. This enemy will accept no compromise with the civilized world. Here is what the al Qaeda charter says about those who oppose their plans: “We will not meet them halfway, and there will be no room for dialogue with them.” These enemies have embraced a cult of death. They are determined to bring days of even greater destruction on our people. They seek the world’s most dangerous weapons. Against this kind of enemy, there is only one effective response: We must go on the offense, stay on the offense, and take the fight to them.”

261 Pegasus August 20, 2014 at 8:46 PM

The Cold Water Challenge has raised millions for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
I nominate Eric holder, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and last but not least, Barrack Obama to take the BOILING WATER CHALLENGE! To bring awareness to the broken promises, lies, deceit, corruption, illegal suppression of information and evidence from the American People, and Un-Constitutional expansion of power, which have victimized and violated the rights, and culture of The United States.

copied from google plus

262 Who Said This ? August 20, 2014 at 8:54 PM

” Obama vowed to be “vigilant” and “relentless” in support of a coalition of peaceful people in the Middle East and called for a “common effort to extract this cancer so it does not spread.”

“We will continue to confront this hateful terrorism and replace it with a sense of hope and civility,” he said. ”

Bet the terrorists are trembling with fear.

263 JWB August 20, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Old man Dennis sitll stuck in conspiracy theories? How about you provide proof that Feinstein supported the Bush administration TARP program for her personal benefit in “keeping BofA afloat”

And while you’re at it tell what personal benefit the following senators got?

Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Bennett (R-UT), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Yea
Burr (R-NC), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
Coburn (R-OK), Yea
Coleman (R-MN), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Yea
Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
Craig (R-ID), Yea
Domenici (R-NM), Yea
Ensign (R-NV), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Yea
Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Gregg (R-NH), Yea
Hagel (R-NE), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Martinez (R-FL), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Smith (R-OR), Yea
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Specter (R-PA), Yea
Stevens (R-AK), Yea
Sununu (R-NH), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Yea
Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Warner (R-VA), Yea

And of course it still provides no information to my initial inquiry about the poster named Connie Dobbs. But of course I don’t really expect an answeer to this because it seems quite clear that these postings were simply BS,

264 furian August 20, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Wingies are boring lately.


265 Dennis August 20, 2014 at 9:46 PM

@JWB conspiracy theories? Implicating other politicians? Why bother? I made a simple statement (and so did CD, actually): There is corruption and conflict of interest evident in the DiFi – helping – Blum-get-richer schemes. One of many was the BofA bailouts.

But you don’t want anyone looking too closely at DiFi-Blum, or the $500M scam regards HSR, so you want to talk about something (anything) else.

Simple statement, JWB. DiFi and Blum are grabbing billions of our taxpayer dollars for their personal wealth.

And you don’t care.

266 How To Salvage A Political Look Good August 20, 2014 at 9:49 PM
267 @253 August 20, 2014 at 10:11 PM

So what you’re saying is bush failed in yet another area of his pres.

268 Sarah Palin Ice Bucket Challeng August 20, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Earlier today, Sarah Palin knocked herself unconscious while participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge. Created by the ALS Association, the Ice Bucket Challenge has participants film themselves pouring a bucket of water and ice over their heads. According to aides, Palin was unaware that the ice bucket was supposed to contain water and instead froze the entire bucket before dumping the large block of ice directly onto her own head. Unconscious, she was rushed to the hospital where doctors confirmed that she suffered from a mild concussion but no permanent damage. According to the attending physician, “Mrs. Palin, was lucky to have a thicker than normal skull and a slightly smaller than average brain. This physical abnormality likely protected her from more severe injuries.” Palin’s representatives are using the injury to explain away a viral video of an incoherent Palin. “People assumed she was intoxicated, but that was not the case. This was the result of the accident, but Sarah is perfectly fine now and just as smart as she ever was.” The video was filmed more than a week ago, but her representatives are adamant that today’s injury caused the odd occurrence.

269 Dennis August 20, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Target reports 62% drop in earnings, cuts profit forecast
Its net income also plunged nearly 62% to $234 million, or 37 cents a share. That’s compared with $611 million, or 95 cents a share, a year earlier.
Target is the nation’s third-largest retailer
Last week, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. dropped its annual profit forecast after seeing yet another disappointing quarter.
Macy’s Inc. also reported lower-than-expected earnings and reduced its sales forecast for the year.

270 Dennis August 20, 2014 at 10:31 PM

‘Suicide tourism’ to Switzerland has doubled since 2009

By Jacque Wilson, CNN

updated 6:49 PM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014

(CNN) — The law on assisted suicide in Switzerland isn’t clear, according to a paper published in the journal Law, Ethics and Medicine this week. That’s why, the authors say, people from other countries are traveling to the state of Zurich for the “sole purpose of committing suicide.”

They’re called suicide tourists.

Between 2008 and 2012, 611 “tourists” came to Switzerland for assisted suicide, according to the published analysis. They arrived from 31 countries around the world, though the majority were from Germany and the United Kingdom.

“In the UK, at least, ‘going to Switzerland’ has become a euphemism for (assisted suicide),” the study authors write. “Six right-to-die organizations assist in approximately 600 cases of suicide per year; some 150-200 of which are suicide tourists.”

Of the 611 assisted suicides identified during the four-year study period, just over 58% were women. The patients’ ages ranged from 23 to 97, researchers found, but the average age was 69. Close to half of the patients had a neurological disease. Others stated they had cancer, rheumatic disease or cardiovascular disease. Many had more than one condition.

In all but four cases, the assisted suicides were done using sodium pentobarbital. A fatal dose of this drug causes the patient to slip into a deep coma, according to DIGNITAS, a Swiss right-to-die organization that was involved in most of the identified cases.Sodium pentobarbital paralyzes the patient’s respiratory system, causing him or her to stop breathing.

Alison Twycross of London South Bank University, in an editorial accompanying the new study, writes:

“We need to start asking questions such as: Is it appropriate to give antibiotics to a terminally ill patient who develops a chest infection?”

“Autonomy is important,” she writes. “But it could be that, in matters of life and death, you cannot create freedom for the few without taking away adequate safeguards for the many.”


note the use of sodium pentobarbital? That’s the way lethal injections are carried out in the USA, and which protesters complain is cruel & unusual?
(according to the anti-capital-punishment crowd, anyhow).

note the creep of euthanasia into socialized medicine? you’re too old to waste medical treatment on, we are going to let you die so we can use the money on other, younger patients? Is that where Obamacare is heading?

271 JWB August 20, 2014 at 11:47 PM

@ old man Dennis

Caution cut and paste in parts from #148

I’m still waiting for the links to actual “corruption” committed by Daine Feinstein. So far, all we get are sounds of crickets, and the occasional howling at the moon: “grabbing billions of our taxpayer dollars for personal wealth.!”

And of course unrelated to this I’m still waiting for an explanation how a 2011 article could have triggrered somebody to buy stock in 2008 or 2009, paticularly if that somebody says that that he was not buying stock between 2007 to 2012?

272 JWB August 20, 2014 at 11:54 PM

@ old man Dennis #270

“note the creep of euthanasia into socialized medicine? you’re too old to waste medical treatment on, we are going to let you die so we can use the money on other, younger patients? Is that where Obamacare is heading?”

You realize that for the elderly socialized medicine is called Medicare. Does this mean that you want to abolish Medicare, just we understand your position?

273 Pegasus August 21, 2014 at 12:21 AM

JWB the Muslim Jihadist is creating lots of hilarity for us tonight.

274 Dennis August 21, 2014 at 6:47 AM

@JWB actually, it is a Medicare SUPPLIMENT to private insurance, and I didn’t say “end it”, idiot, I said that Obamacare is drifting towards the STATE, not the insured individual, deciding when to cut off medical care. You know, should it be us, or the State, that decides when we should no longer get medical care?

As for Pelosi and Feinstein et al being corrupt, it apparently doesn’t matter what evidence is presented, you refuse to accept it. Fortunately, you aren’t the final judge on the matter.

275 Anon Redux August 21, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Obamacare gets double dose of bad news on Tuesday

The widely criticized medical device tax is proving unwieldy. The IRS is having trouble identifying which manufacturers should be paying the 2.3 percent excise tax on their sales of medical devices, so the tax is bringing in less money than the law’s architects had hoped. The IRS’s ability to manage other taxes imposed to help pay for the health care law is also being called into question at a time when the IRS’s credibility has been severely damaged by its problems with e-mails, hard drives and servers.

A separate study by the New York Federal Reserve reported that up to half of NY manufacturers and a third of NY service sector firms expect health mandates to “considerably” increase health care costs next year.

276 Anon Redux August 21, 2014 at 8:01 AM

IRS Continues to Stonewall Federal Judge

The order from U.S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan was certainly clear enough. In a landmark victory for Judicial Watch, the federal judge ordered the IRS to submit sworn declarations detailing what happened to Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails and what steps were being taken to find them.

What was provided was a garbled explanation from no less than five IRS officials with more holes than a block of Swiss cheese.

277 Anon Redux August 21, 2014 at 8:28 AM

The IRS and Democrat Machine Politics

Over 200 IRS employees work on union business full-time. 94 percent of Treasury union campaign contributions go to the Democrats.

The Treasury union’s president is Colleen Kelle, an Obama appointee to the Federal Salary Council, which advises the government on how much to pay federal employees. Collective bargaining agreements keep the Democrats in power, while ensuring healthy federal paychecks. (Speaking of “healthy”, it’s ironic that IRS federal employees who aren’t subjected to Obamacare are now in charge of taxing everyone else in order to pay for Obamacare).

The IRS is highly motivated to suppress Republican opposition, and their efforts to stonewall federal investigations in order to keep the Democrats in power, is no surprise.

Washington Times Quote: “With hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank, union money will flow to candidates, as needed, to keep the Senate under Democratic control.”

278 JWB August 21, 2014 at 8:54 AM

@ old man Dennis #274

I don’t know what you want to say with “it is a Medicare SUPPLIMENT to private insurance”

And tell me, did you feel the same way about Romney as you feel about Pelosi and Feinstein et al.

Or do you just want to come clean and admitt, as usual, everything you post is simply partisan BS. Your choice old man Dennis.

279 Dennis August 21, 2014 at 3:32 PM

@JWB there you go trying to deflect again. so sad.
Did I say I approved of ANY politician enriching themselves at the government trough? nope. Are you going the route where “can’t blame DiFi because everyone else is doing it too”? You don’t seem to have a set standard by which to judge ethics and morality: apparently you think the determining factor is what political party they belong to.
IF you want to play the crony capitalism game, here’s a tarnished example:

In December of 1992, not long after Kerry was quoted in the world press
stating “President Bush should reward Vietnam within a month for its increased cooperation in accounting for American MIAs,” Vietnam announced it had granted Boston, Massachusetts based Colliers International, a contract worth billions. Colliers International became the *exclusive* real estate agent representing foreign investors building in Vietnam.

C. Stewart Forbes, Chief Executive Officer of Colliers International is John Kerry’s cousin.

Maybe that’s what gave Blum the idea for the exclusive agent scam, selling USPS properties and buying HSR properties.

280 Rollo Tomasi August 21, 2014 at 3:36 PM

@ #278:

Just like Connie’s sentiments about BofA, sounds like a great investment – thanks for the link.

“If you can’t get past the mindset of ‘Democrats are always good and Republicans are always bad’ you’ll continue to miss some stellar investment opportunities.”

Everything everybody posts here is partisan BS. Try to keep up, skippy.

281 Yhe Phantom August 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Sierra Club/Exxon Mobil Strategic Long Term Plan to Program Profits:


The following issues will reduce the supply of petroleum and affect an increased demand. Price adjustments will follow a 6-7% absolute profit,
shielded by normal government tax subsidies and shelters.

It is essential to accomplish the following agenda:

1. Prohibit nuclear power.
2. Prohibit new hydro-electric dam construction.
3. Reduce Coal power plants, prevent construction.
4. Limit Off-shore drilling for petroleum.
5. Inhibit new refinery production.
6. Prohibit oil production in wilderness areas,
7. Increase old growth forest preserves
8. Prohibit endangered species impact

All these conditions need to be accepted as reasonable by the general consumer population. In all cases, we can form a unified effort on all items by advancing the cause of the environment.

The Sierra Club is the best and most effective process for the achievement of these several ends. Their organization must produce lawsuits against the government(s) that have authority to issue injunctions against all petroleum development projects and objectives.

Every environmental protection effort and every endangered species protection impediment produces the desired result of advancing the profits of our stock market returns.

It is further required that legal outcomes (injunctions) can be the only acceptable product. There is no need for any constructive Sierra Club field projects.

Favorable public opinion is a trivial achievement and is only essential to pre-condition the court.

The court decisions are the perfect goal…stop expansion of energy alternatives to current US continental petroleum sources.

Up with the environment, and up with the price of US oil!

282 furian August 21, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Rollo, your family misses you.


283 RunDogRun August 21, 2014 at 4:34 PM

You’re all doing very well. Keep
up the good work. furian, take a

284 WELL, Well, well August 21, 2014 at 4:39 PM

This will probably come as an unbelievable shock to democrats and other believers of the perfect world fantasy.

“Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown’s death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and although the majority of those arrested are Missourians just seven live in the St. Louis suburb where the shooting occurred, authorities said today.”

Less than one percent of arrested are residents,
Hmmmm, why so many?

Now who would benefit most, from all that civil unrest ???
Why did the Attorney General show up in Ferguson along with 40 FBI agents???
Who would benefit from the media spending all that time on Ferguson???

NAW they wouldn’t, ……. Would they ?

285 ... August 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM

“Sears Holdings Corp. said Thursday its loss widened significantly in the second quarter and announced it may close additional stores on top of the 130 closures already underway this year.”

286 JWB August 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM

@ old man Dennis

Talk about deflection…….

It’s a simple question. Do you consider Romney a corrupt politician yes or no?

I’m happy to go first. I think to call a person corrupt is a very serious matter ISo absent any clear proof I do not call either Romney or Feinstein corrupt.

How about you?

287 Rollo Tomasi August 21, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Don’t worry toadie. A battle of wits with the likes of you and the rest of the whiny lefties requires so little mental effort I’m coaching my sons in the batting cage while I type.

288 furian August 21, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Good thing you have so little mental effort.


Don’t worry superhero, I’ll be here to remind you that you are too busy for this blog because you’re saving the world and spending time with your family.

Of course you do post a lot, guess that makes you a liar.

Lot’s of that going around, you probably caught it from Pegassus.


289 Another First August 21, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Administration has perfected, the immaculate leak,

‘State Dept: We Had ‘No Intention’ Of Revealing U.S. Failed Foley Rescue, ‘No Idea’ Who Leaked’

What’s more important special operator missions’ operational secrecy or an insecure president’s poll numbers and look good?

290 Rollo Tomasi August 21, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Please post the date and time I wrote I was saving the world. Otherwise, you are the liar.

And like I said, I’ve already made enough money this year, and paid enough taxes to keep you in EBT cards, so I’m coasting for awhile. Thanks for your concern.

It’s actually rewarding to be responsible, accountable and self-sufficient. You should try some time.

291 Yhe Phantom August 21, 2014 at 8:55 PM

“And like I said, I’ve already made enough money this year, and paid enough taxes to keep you in EBT cards, so I’m coasting for awhile. Thanks for your concern.”

– Looks like the economy must be doing real good for you to tag the end of job in August.

Were the batting cages “shovel ready jobs?”

Concentrate on your sons…the computers will be there for you long after they have left home for their own lives.

292 wimp on August 21, 2014 at 9:03 PM

What will be neville chamberlain’s next move?

293 furian August 21, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Sorry you’re a liar, Rollo.

I’ll pray for you!


Not really, I’ll see you in hell you big ole’ fibber!


294 ... August 21, 2014 at 10:24 PM
295 Did You Feel it? August 21, 2014 at 10:29 PM

63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost in drought, study finds

The ongoing drought in the western United States has caused so much loss of groundwater that the Earth, on average, has lifted up about 0.16 inches over the last 18 months, according to a new study..

The situation was even worse in the snow-starved mountains of California, where the Earth rose up to 0.6 inches.

296 Ha Ha Ha August 21, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Gun Nut Rick Perry Loses Right To Buy And Carry Guns Because Of His Indictment

One of Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry’s charges comes with a possible prison sentence of 99 years behind bars, but that might not be his biggest hardship. According to Texas and federal law, NRA dreamboat Perry has probably lost the right to buy guns or have a concealed carry permit during the period of his indictment. Should he get convicted, he’ll lose his right to own guns altogether for at least five years after he gets out of prison. The Perry family asks for your prayers during this troubling time

297 Your Reward For Voting democrat August 21, 2014 at 10:33 PM

” The America Enterprise Institute seldom has much positive to say about the impact of California’s leftist public policies on business and job growth in the less-than-Golden State. But AEI’s blog pointed to Monday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report to show that conservative Texas continues to crush liberal California in job growth. ”

298 Pat Robertson August 21, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Cranky Old Pat Robertson Thinks Taking Notes On A Computer Is A Liberal Plot

Pat Robertson (you know, the one who hates gays and women with ambition) wants a revolution. Nurses are recording medical information in computers and this must be stopped!

Robertson and his cohost (isn’t there a different attractive white woman each week?) lamented the time Robertson had to go to the doctor and the nurse *gasp* asked him questions about his medical history and what kind of vitamins and medicines he takes. This nurse had the audacity to enter the information into a computer, cause Obama and socialism. So now it’s time for an octogenarian revolution.

299 Paul Ryan's Secret Sauce for the Economy August 21, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Cut taxes for the rich

Starve the poor.

300 Your Reward For Voting democrat August 21, 2014 at 10:44 PM

“…since December 2007, Texas has added 1,078,600 net new jobs versus California’s 69,400 net new jobs. That works out to a ratio of more than 15 new workers added to Texas State’s payrolls for every one worker added to California payrolls.”

CA democrats should be so proud
California 69,400 net new jobs
Texas .1,078,600 net new jobs

301 Dennis August 21, 2014 at 11:47 PM

@JWB Has Romney used his political office to award lucrative contracts to his relatives? nope. How about DiFi and Kerry? Yes. Guess that means Romney is not corrupt, but DiFi and Kerry are.

302 Dennis August 22, 2014 at 12:29 AM

This current, trapping heat a mile beneath the Atlantic, could quickly reverse, quickly releasing thermal energy back into the air. If researchers are correct, the 30-year cycle of the process could release large amounts of heat into the atmosphere sometime around the year 2030.

Rapid warming in the last three decades of the 20th Century could have been caused in part by this cycle in the Atlantic, Tung told the press. He believes up to one-half of all global warming seen during those years could have been due to the release of thermal energy from this process.

Study of how the Atlantic Ocean could be acting as a heat sink, leading to the recent slowdown of increasing global temperatures was profiled in the journal Science.

303 ..... August 22, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Well, furian’s back to insulting everyone who disagrees with him.

Not surprising.

Guess that displays the limits of his capabilities.

304 JWB August 22, 2014 at 10:22 AM

@ old man Dennis #301

I guess that’s where we differ. I don’t take the partisan stuff on the internet as proof of anything. That applies to both the right sinde and the left side. If you for example google “Romney and Corruption” you will find plenty of material making that exact claim just as the stuff you provide here.

305 furian August 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Little dots @303,

I learned it by watching you alright! I learned it by watching you!


All too easy.

306 et-al August 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Is JWB really a Jihadist? I had my suspicion too. Way too sympathetic to Palestinians, Hamas, etc.

307 ..... August 22, 2014 at 3:29 PM

It’s understandable – all furian can do is respond to the “easy” ones. Anything requiring thought is beyond his capabilities.

308 How About That August 22, 2014 at 3:53 PM

IT got some attention and keyboard diarrhea ensued.
Instead of over 400 posts, here it is Friday an it’s barely over 300.

Guess it’s true, people do have a limit to the amount of stupid they’re willing to put up with.

309 Yhe Phantom August 22, 2014 at 4:58 PM

We have experienced another of the great projects in American history. We are witnesses to what must have happened in the past when great men and women created a new world filled with Hope based on Faith and Change.

We are watching the Continental Congress produce the Constitution.
We are watching the passing of the 14th and 19th Amendments
We are watching the protections of New Deal form.
We are watching the Civil rights of the Great Society form.
We are watching Medicare form.
We are watching the institution of Affordable Health Care form.

When Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is completely installed, we can be proud we were involved in a great American project and it will continue long after we are gone…and that makes the goodness of our struggle worthwhile. – Yhe фантом

Now what’s next? Living Minimum wage, amnesty for working immigrants, and Hillary for President. ,

310 Dennis August 22, 2014 at 5:21 PM

@JWB that’s a good point – in my favor – because as you say, you can google lots of *claims* or *accusations* about Romney using his office to enrich his relatives, but you won’t find any with actual evidence.
OTOH, the announcement in media of actual signed deals, such as the USPS brokerage and the HSR brokerage deals, are reporting actual events that have happened. It is a definite conflict of interest when DiFi as chair of a committee awards a lucrative contract to her own husband.

311 anon August 22, 2014 at 5:46 PM

the grand jury that has been assembled to hear evidence in the Ferguson shooting consists of 9 whites and 3 blacks.

pretty much opposite of the town’s actual ethnic reality.

312 How do You Spell Stupid? R I C K P E R R Y August 22, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Judge warns against Perry grand jury threats

A state district judge in Austin said Thursday that she intends to protect members of the grand jury that indicted Gov. Rick Perry from any threats — veiled or direct — from the governor or anyone else.

Judge Julie Kocurek of the 390th District Court, a Democrat, said Perry’s Saturday statement, issued a day after the indictment, could be construed as a threat and possible violation of the law. Kocurek, as the administrative presiding judge of all criminal courts in the county, said that “no one is above the law,” and the public needs to know that grand jurors are legally protected from any threat.

“I have a duty to make sure that our members of the grand jury are protected,” Kocurek said. “I am defending the integrity of our grand jury system.”

The judge said that Perry might have made a veiled threat when he said: “I am confident we will ultimately prevail, that this farce of a prosecution will be revealed for what it is, and that those responsible will be held to account.”

The only people that Perry could be referring to as being accountable are the grand jurors, judge and prosecutor, Kocurek said.

The Texas Penal Code that outlaws obstruction and retaliation says that anyone who “intentionally or knowingly harms or threatens to harm” a grand juror faces a second degree felony, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison

313 Connie Dobbs August 24, 2014 at 4:27 PM

I didn’t say ‘corrupt,’ I said ‘notoriously crooked.’
I bought and sold BofA within the last two years, after the bailout and before whatever trouble they’re in now, not that you could be convinced of anything. I’m impressed with your laser-like focus on objects surrounding the point. Personally, I would find the static from the shortwave you’re picking up on your bridgework distracting.

314 ..... August 24, 2014 at 5:33 PM

@furian #293… At least you’ve got the nose to know where you’re headed.

Btw, you didn’t answer his question, but completely ignored it. Show where rollo made the statement. If not, then retract I your accusation.

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