Read my latest posts!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

WMD?

The above graphic is a bumper sticker or just a sign for your wall.
You may resize it, print it, copy it and or distribute it.

This post will remain here until the time we get a President who is not bent on destruction to the exclusion of finding and punishing the man responsible for the destruction of
the World Trade Center and the murder of thousands of innocent Americans and other citizens of the world.

Labels:

163 Comments:

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 12:08:00 PM EDT, Blogger S E E Quine $visitorIP said...

` Are you saying he's a weapon of mass destruction? I think he's more than that. Every time I see his cracked-out looking face, I think 'we have a brain-damaged monkey running the country. How can anyone let this happen?'

` BTW I have a friend who thinks that GWB is the greatest. And complains she can't get a well-paying job. And respects his decision to go to war.
` She watches nothing but Fox news and I told her it's biased in that it's telling her what she wants to hear. She replied 'all news is biased'.
` But all news is not biased the same way.
` I tentatively diagnose her with 'Religious Right' sickness.
` Eh, I could write a whole post about it, but not here :D Perhaps on the blog you helped me get going. Thanks so much!!!

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 12:16:00 PM EDT, Blogger Serena Joy $visitorIP said...

LMAO!:-)

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 1:33:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

That would be Weapons of MASSES Destruction I presume!

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 6:03:00 PM EDT, Blogger lime $visitorIP said...

gwb uses wmd....weapons of mass distraction....

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 7:09:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Sara,
GWB is a Nazi who wraps himself in the American flag. He has no regard for human rights, constitutional rights, laws, the American public, voting laws or anything that is "right." If there's any justice in the universe, his fate will be worse than Ronnie's ended up being.

SJ,
Its funny, but when you think about it, its extremely sad.

Mona,
Among other meanings, that one applies, too.

Lime,
You have a point, also.

To All,
This bumper sticker comes as a result of SJ's commenters and the fact that she had a link to a random bumper sticker generator.

It struck me after seeing the acronym WMD there and a discussion of stupidity. Stupidity is the ultimate WMD.

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 7:20:00 PM EDT, Blogger snowelf $visitorIP said...

My friend CIA's signature on his email says something like "We must constantly be on the lookout for those trying to cause harm to Americans--GWB could be anywhere."
It's really cute.

Even though I don't believe in reincarnation, I hope he comes back as a spider someone gets to smash.

Hope all is well with you, Charles!
--snow

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 9:13:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Snow,
Rest assured that if he did come back as a spider, it would be of the most vile malevolent grotesque kind.

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 9:30:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Yeah! come on as a spidey baby GWB! I would love to squish your head.. er legs.. er.. one leg at a time till it is no-legged...

At Monday, July 16, 2007 at 9:51:00 AM EDT, Blogger Top cat $visitorIP said...

I see the post is dated January 20, 2009.lol
Thankfully we have a system in place that can limit how much harm can be done as well as term limits.
Tc
Hey let's not be mean to the spiders ok? lol

At Monday, July 16, 2007 at 10:47:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

TC,
Yeah, I'm keeping it at the top until the day he leaves office. The system doesn't seem to affect him, since he seems to hold himself above it. Isn't it great, a man who can't speak, who was a drunk driver, who did cocaine, who doesn't uphold the law of the land, as the top enforcer of the law?

Spiders serve a useful purpose in the scheme of things, GWB serves only his own interests.

At Monday, July 16, 2007 at 11:32:00 AM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

WHAT! he has to be there till then!!!!

I hope he dies before that!!

Er.. Natural Death I mean...

At Monday, July 16, 2007 at 3:26:00 PM EDT, Blogger S E E Quine $visitorIP said...

` I think the reason he has trouble speaking is largely due to cocaine. The way he talks and looks is pretty typical of people who have done too much cocaine.
` It's probably also 60% of the reason he's unable to reason very well. ...Or maybe only 40%. Depending on genetics and stuff.
` I wonder; is he oblivious on purpose? Is he capable of caring?
` I also wonder; did he want the terrorists to attack USA so he could have a war, SO much so that he ignored them to the point where they did attack?
` Even if it was unconscious?

` This and more on: SEE Quine's World of Abnormal Psychology!

At Monday, July 16, 2007 at 8:02:00 PM EDT, Blogger snowelf $visitorIP said...

Ahhh!! I was wondering about that date! :)

Glad I could make you laugh this morning!

--snow

p.s. Tc, I really only kill spiders when necessary... usually I try to let them live and hope they either die on their own or leave...if they are on the ceiling or something, I don't go after them, I just let them go, but when they get to close, sorry, they're toast.

At Monday, July 16, 2007 at 8:04:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Mona,
Well he's not slated to be replaced until then, he's capable of doing a lot of damage in that time, which I'm sure he will.

S E E Quine,
"the reason he has trouble..."
Between that and the alcohol, I haven't the slightest doubt that he's at a minimum partially brain damaged.
"did he want the terrorists to attack...?"
I wouldn't be the least bit surprised that, if it wasn't through neglect, it may have been due to his his pounding his breast like the ape on a King Kong film. At worst it may have been a conspiracy. How in the world did Bin Laden's brother fly out of the country during a no fly order? The two families were friends. Here's a few of the hundreds of thousands of hits from Google on the terms ' "Bin Laden" brother Orlando'.

Bin Laden's Family Link to Bush


Bush Senior Met With Bin Laden's Brother on 9/11


Complete 911 Timeline: Bin Laden Family

At Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 10:32:00 PM EDT, Blogger Serena Joy $visitorIP said...

The date threw me until I saw your explanation.:)

You should put the Countdown up, too.

At Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 10:06:00 AM EDT, Blogger Top cat $visitorIP said...

Morality or intelligence has never been a prerequisite for becoming President.
We could go into the alleged drug use and womanizing of another President from the South, so morality isn't the issue. Although he was a much better President than this monkey and I HARDLY think TED Kennedy is in any position to take the moral highground, it was he after all who left a dying woman in his car to drown to death and then waited hours to report it to authorities.
He is just as disgusting to me as Bush as well as being a Hypocrite.
I for one don't subscribe to the conspiracy theories that Bush was involved in 9/11. Critics said the same thing about Clinton and the Oklahoma building bombing.

I was watching a 3 hour program on the Gestapo on the History channel yesterday and it's frightening to see the similarites of some of the tactics being used here in this country under the guise of National Security. It is easy to fall into a sense of false security when the people being targeted is someone else or look different than us.
That being said, we have been fortunate because of the vision of our forefathers to put safeguards into place to help stop this type of behavior from going too far.
They aren't perfect but it's worked pretty good for over 200 years.
tc

At Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 11:30:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

TC,
You're definitely correct about the prerequisites. Yes, Billy was an experimenter although I don't think his went as far, and yes, he did do things with women that would best have been left alone. Ted K. did do what you say, and it was reprehensible. My quote of him is due to what he said, which I believe to be true, and I put his name there to let folks know it wasn't my words. I think that he has actually done some very real good though, and that is what the job should be about. Just as I believe Billy did an excellent job at what he was elected to do. The republicans turned it into a matter of morality. Bill wasn't the first by any means to have cheated on his wife, and honestly I don't believe he will be the last. Power does that to men.

You obviously can see what I'm saying about GW's being a Nazi, then. I'm not saying he belongs to the Nazi party, just that he is employing tactics that were used by the Nazis.

It was extremely far sighted on our founding fathers' part to have created the system that they did. I don't exercise all the rights granted by our constitution, like the right to bear arms, but I will defend that right. I will defend it by exercising my other right, the right to vote.

Indeed it isn't perfect, but it has endured over two centuries. Its our job to see to it that it continues to endure, by voting.

At Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 12:12:00 PM EDT, Blogger Top cat $visitorIP said...

I'm not defending Bush, just so you know. We have 3600 dead young men and women, we and Congress were all lied to, to justify his personal war. He has done far more harm to the country than Clinton ever did.
We have to keep in mind however Clinton did lie under oath and there was alleged cocaine use, pardoning of cocaine dealers and of course even charges of murder by the Arkansas mafia. Documents were shredded and lost, witnesses refused to testify, etc.
So Bush's and Clinton's pasts cancel each other out and I don't think we should use that as a basis for justifying our disappointment with Bush.
He has done enough during his administration to justify our anger and fear of his administration.
Hang in there, another year and a half we can fumigate the Oval office and hopefully regain the respect of the World once again.

At Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 3:08:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

TC,
I didn't for a minute think that you were defending him. You're absolutely correct on all counts. I've heard some of those accusations. Fear is the part that concerns me, its one of his most prominent tactics. In fact we now have another wave we are being subjected to, if you're watching the news of late. Another is his editing of scientific documents produced by various governmental agencies. He's the worst thinker I've ever seen in office, although my memory only goes as far back as JFK. I won't even go into what happened here in Florida with our elections and Katherine Harris, who was appointed by his brother. The entire family is poison. It dumbs down the public, and sucks up the life from opponents. A year and a half can be the end of many lifetimes.

At Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 10:40:00 PM EDT, Blogger snowelf $visitorIP said...

HAHAHA--today at school, I saw a bumper sticker that said: "The only bush I trust is my own."

At Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 12:59:00 AM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

still a very long time...enough to bring about an apoclypse or a holocast. This is one stupid person given to play with bombs that his predecessor at least was intelligent enough to dump in space.
Morality womanising and drugs of course are power spoils as Charles says, but they do affect the image of a nation as they are about character.
TC is right about the fact that they do not cancel each other out on that issue.It is not a comparitive moral game, it is very individual.
But yes,the fact about a person not respecting women speaks volumes about him.Men born out of women & showing such nauseating disrespect towards them must be callous on all accounts.

At Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 8:20:00 AM EDT, Blogger Top cat $visitorIP said...

People forget this is not the first President to use war as a means of stripping away human rights in this country.
We need only look back at WWII and Franklin Delano Roosevelt who rounded up all Japanese/Americans and interned them in camps as well as seizing their land and property.
Many of them never got their property back.
Fortunately this country survived this travesty of human rights.
I remain an optimist and hold on to the thought this institution will survive the Bush administration. The checks and balances will work.
History and God will be the final judge.
tc

At Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 3:33:00 PM EDT, Blogger jillie $visitorIP said...

Why do we have to wait another year until we get a new pres? It's going to be a LOOOONNNNNGGGGGG one is all I can say. I know some people that think he is just the GREATEST thing alive. And my comment back...yeah you're right...he is a "thing". I don't think she got it. More like an ass if you ask me....

lol...great post

At Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 6:18:00 PM EDT, Blogger Top cat $visitorIP said...

jillie, I think it would be great if we could hold vote of confidence elections like they do in Europe.
He would've been out a long time ago.

At Friday, July 20, 2007 at 4:49:00 PM EDT, Blogger Peter $visitorIP said...

I believe WMD can also be translated to World Movement Democracy and GWB to George Washington Bridge. I would prefer these. (I know nothing about who is behind the World Movement Democracy, but at least the name sounds nicer than Mass Destruction.)

At Friday, July 20, 2007 at 10:51:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles in HK $visitorIP said...

I've heard that Walter Goodman is behind the World Movement Democracy (although I don't think they call it that.) Hey, that almost works... Goodman Walter Brought World Movement Democracy.

The other interpretation is just too sad for me to think about at the moment. As they said in Monty Python & The Holy Grail, "If there's going to be any progress around here, we have to get rid of the likes of him."

At Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 8:16:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Charles,
I'm not familiar with World Movement Democracy, but that gives me a start to look into it. Thanks.

I love when wisdom is extracted from the least likely of places. :D Monty Python & The Holy Grail is one of my favorite films. Great one, good point.

At Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 12:15:00 AM EDT, Blogger Dan $visitorIP said...

Too many TLAs.

(Three letter acronyms.)

At Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 8:50:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

2? You've got to be kidding me, Dan. Please don't tell me you like him, that'd be like like like the rabbit saying he likes rabbit stew.

At Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 8:59:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

:)

At Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 1:25:00 PM EDT, Blogger CS $visitorIP said...

Here via Top Cat's blog. And of course, always happy to see another blogger appalled by GWB. My son's teacher asked my son (last year in 8th grade) to name one reason why he was opposed to Bush and my son said, "Have you ever heard of WMDs?"

At Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 3:42:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

CS,
I hope the teacher was only trying to have him voice his opinion. I'd hate to think the teacher actually believes in the self-serving, average at best, stubborn, disillusioned, hopefully former sot.

At Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 11:03:00 PM EDT, Blogger J Morgetron $visitorIP said...

Did you hear about his polyps? Ewww. Polyps are icky anyway ... but GWB polyps are the ickiest of all.

Nice blog BTW. I see you on G-Man's and Mona's blogs.
-J

At Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 11:05:00 PM EDT, Blogger J Morgetron $visitorIP said...

PS: I'm not a big fan of GWB either -- in case my opinion of his polyps doesn't make that clear. LOL.

At Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 8:45:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Hi J Morgetron,
Welcome. You're always welcome to comment here. What makes you think I'm not a big fan? (Snickering in the background) Is it something I've said?

At Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 8:42:00 PM EDT, Blogger Hale McKay $visitorIP said...

Short and sweet - it sort of says it all, doesn't it?

At Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 9:11:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Hale,
Yep. Simple is better, less apt to breakdown.

At Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 3:31:00 AM EDT, Blogger Keshi $visitorIP said...

lols cmon give him a break!

Keshi.

At Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 8:19:00 PM EDT, Blogger S E E Quine $visitorIP said...

"The two families were friends."


` WTF!?!?

` Wooooookaaaaaay.

` I hads no ideas. I no keep up with politics very well.

At Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 8:33:00 PM EDT, Blogger Diesel $visitorIP said...

A Nazi? Really? That's pretty fucking insulting to the millions of people actually killed by Nazis.

At Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 12:39:00 AM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

((((HUGE HUGS))))

At Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 6:26:00 PM EDT, Blogger jillie $visitorIP said...

Good afternoon Charles...YES...I AM BAAAAAACK!!!

At Friday, August 17, 2007 at 8:55:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Yay! Welcome back, Jillie. You've been missed.

At Monday, August 20, 2007 at 5:21:00 PM EDT, Blogger Paul Champagne $visitorIP said...

I just had to comment.

The President didn't ask for 9/11 (or plot it as some nut jobs aledge) This situation was thrust upon him and he has done the best job he is capable of doing. I for one would not want his job ... I believe he is a moral man and the deaths of the 3600 soldiers he sent to war must weigh heavily on his heart. Of the two choices, I'm glad GWB was the President when 9/11 happened. What would a President Al Gore have done? Scolded Bin Laden? Hugged a tree? Ignored the whole situation like the Clinton Administration did for 8 years?

At Monday, August 20, 2007 at 6:37:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Paul,
Although I don't really believe he might have done it, I don't believe he did the right thing at all following it. I do feel that his attitude contributed to the willingness of the attackers, after all, if a kid runs around the playground beating his chest like an ape, don't you think another kid is more likely to tire of hearing it and want to shut him up?
What indeed would Al Gore have done? Let's see, he was gracious and stepped down from the contention of who won for the good of the American people. Hmm. Do you think he would have gone to war with Iraq when it was supposed to be Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Ladin that were the enemy? Do you think that maybe he would have waited for the UN to complete their inspections? Do you think he would have garnered the support of countries like Germany and France and others before launching his campaign? Bush may be an ethical man, but by no means do I believe him to be a moral man. He knows what is right and wrong, he just is too willing to do what is wrong for the wrong reasons. The ends do not necessarily justify the means, especially when the means are in no way meeting the desired ends. We still have no Osama either dead or in the process of justice and Al Qaeda is on a comeback.
As for hugging trees, give me a tree hugger any day instead of a man who refuses to see the apparent global warming and whose actions are to order the revision of scientific documents rather than listen to the people who work with such things everyday.
We're talking here of a man who's idea of tech is chopping wood. A man from a family so disconnected that his Dad didn't know what a scanner in a grocery store was 10 years after they came out. A man with pretty obvious conflict of interests that make the good of the American public take a back seat.
As for Clinton's treatment, it was infinitely more wise to have placed a death warrant out for Osama than to have stirred the Islamics up against us. Just because they didn't get him with a small number of intelligence workers doesn't mean that an army could do any better, in fact the opposite is more likely. Give me brains over brawn any day.
Have you read the accounts of what GW did when he was informed of what had happened on 9-11, and you say you're glad? PLEASE.

At Monday, August 20, 2007 at 9:51:00 PM EDT, Blogger jillie $visitorIP said...

You guys are the bestest ever!!! It's half time and I am catching up on the blogs. It's pretty damn hot here on the coast. It's close to 7:00 and it's still in the 80's. I am sure for you it's not unusual. A dear friend of mine that lives in Tampa laughs at mean when I tell him how hot it is here...lol!!

:o)

At Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 1:50:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Hear Hear.. Charles!

Yes Paul...PLEASE!

On second thoughts...I hope he doesn't die till then...

I wouldn't want him to die as the president...

At Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 5:54:00 PM EDT, Blogger Paul Champagne $visitorIP said...

mona ... I see you caught yourself and realized if GWB dies in office then Dick Cheney would be president (I don't think anyone wants to see that).

charles ... Agreed, Al Gore did graciously step down after the Florida debacle ... he could have caused irreparable damage to the election process if he hadn't and I must give him kudos for doing the right thing. However, I would not have wanted Mr Gore to be in charge right after 9/11 (even if he did invent the internet ... sorry mikem, he claimed it first).

The President went to war with Iraq based on the intelligence (and I use that word loosely) he had at the time. It was the same intelligence that was available to Congress when they authorized the war. As far as getting France and Germany on our side before going into Iraq ... why? Both governments were leftist and would not authorize a war regardless of how much time they were given. Isn't it funny that since that time both Germany and France have elected more conservative leaders?

As for global warming, for every scientist the left trots out to say that the sky is falling ... the right trots one out to say this is the normal warming and cooling of the earth. Would you rather we signed the Kyoto accords and cost our businesses millions of dollars and probably put tens of thousands of Americans out of work, while China and the rest of the third world operates under a different set of rules and can produce products cheaper than we can?

Clinton's death warrant on Osama would only have been effective if he had had the guts to order the trigger pulled ... he didn't and as a result, 3000 innocent people wouldn't have died on 9/11.

GWB did what needed to be done after 9/11. Did he beat his chest? You bet ... just like JFK did during the Cuban Missle Crisis and like FDR after Pearl Harbor. That is what leaders do when we are viciously attacked.

See ... this is what happens when I start commenting on political posts ... sorry for rambling.

At Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 9:58:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Paul,
The Florida debacle was in my opinion engineered by GW's brother Jeb and Katherine Harris. We monitor other country's elections while our elections are subverted by the like of them. I couldn't tell you how many people who couldn't vote here due to dirty deeds like getting them to sign petitions and then going to neighboring counties and changing or registering them those counties, all the victims were democrats, and the perpetrators, republican. That happened here in my home county, Hillsborough County Florida, this during our last election. How much of that did you hear about? Nada, probably.
Then there were the loss of voting boxes in the 2000 elections. You hear much about that? Guess who was in charge of determining whether it even happened. K. Harris.

As for Congress having the same Intelligence as the Pres, we both know that isn't true, that much of what they receive is filtered, and only select Committee members get anywhere close to all of it, and we won't even go into how Bush was sending reports back that didn't say what he wanted to hear.

Clinton signed the damned warrant, that pretty much means he gave the order, don't act like you don't know.

When I said beating his chest like an ape, I was speaking of before 9-11, and it was figurative, I think you're either trying (successfully I might add) to make me angry, or to (quite unsuccessfully) turn me or make me like him. I didn't. I don't. I won't. He's a RABID Republican. At least Clinton tried to work with the Republicans, only to have them bite him in the back. Bush has tried to stack the Supreme Court with Right wingers and its his administration that has fired Justices for purely political reasons and he's keeping it covered up. Open your eyes, this is a case of the Right isn't right.

At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 9:23:00 AM EDT, Blogger jillie $visitorIP said...

Ok Charles...JUST FOR YOU (LOL) I have put up a new post....

Have a great day ;o))

At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 10:57:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Jillie,
Thank you so. :D

At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 11:01:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Paul,
Read "Global Warming: How Do Scientists Know They're Not Wrong?."

At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 11:54:00 AM EDT, Blogger Paul Champagne $visitorIP said...

charles ... I'm not trying to make you angry, just putting my points accross.

Didn't hear anything about dirty tricks in the Florida elections ... I would think that if they had evidence of it, It would have been all over the news. Still, I had two brothers in Florida at that time and one in Miami-Dade and one in Broward and they didn't experience anything out of the ordinary. But you have to admit, the pictures of the recount looked ludicrous, with that one guy almost going cross-eyed looking for dimpled chads (because it is too hard to poke a hole in a piece of paper with a metal stick (c'mon). Another excuse was that minorities were to stupid to operate the punch cards properly ... besides being extremely insulting, it's a lie.

George Bush was able to work with Democrats in Texas, but then again, the Dems in Texas have common sense. It was only when he got to DC that he came up against the hard-left that uncompromisingly stick to their looney opinions no matter what facts may be in evidence.

As for stacking the court ... all Presidents do it. Clinton put Ruth Bader Ginsburg in, and you don't get more left than that. The left wants an activist Supreme Court and the Right wants a Constructionist Court that doesn't try to modify the Constitution. It is because of a left-leaning Court that we have Roe V Wade and thousands of babies are murdered every year. No where in the Constitution is there a right to an abortion ... but by judicial decree, we now have one. If the left wanted to do things the right way, they would have proposed a Constitutional Ammendment, but they knew that it would never pass, so they got what they wanted by going around the law of the land. To the left, how you get the result doesn't matter ... just the result.

Not all members of Congress get all the intelligence (because that would be plain stupid), but members of the House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence do get briefed by the Intelligence Community and it is an un-edited briefing. We went to War based on bad intelligence ... not any nefarius scheme to get oil or to finish what GHWB started.

This administration has fired prosecutors and others that "serve at the pleasure of the President" ... the President was no longer pleased and he fired them ... as is his right. At least he never fired an entire Travel Office and replaced them with his cronies from Little Rock.

I am going to read the Global Warming Article and get back to you. And please, don't get pissed off ... this is simply a political discourse.

At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 1:01:00 PM EDT, Blogger Paul Champagne $visitorIP said...

charles ... no one is claiming that humans contribute to greenhouse gases ... it is how much of a contribution that is in question. I could trot out websites that dispute everything that the one that you linked says (globalwarming.org, junkscience.com etc), but what would be the point. I personally think that humans do contribute to global warming, but the contribution is minimal and even if we cut our emmissions in half, we would cut global warming by what? a half a degree?

The US is not even the biggest culprit in spewing greenhouse gases, China recently passed us ... and they don't intend to back off. Kyoto is a joke ... under the agreement, Russia is now able to sell about $60 billion in carbon credits to other countries so that they can pollute. And is this because Russsia has cleaned up its' industries since the 1990 baseline was established? No ... it was because the Russian factory infrastructure fell apart and most of the factories can no longer operate. So, instead of the good news that Russian Factories are no longer spewing green house gasses into the air, we get more pollutants spewed by other countries ... where is the sense in that?

If the enviornmentalists really wanted to clean up the air, they would stop protesting every proposal for a new nuclear power plant (there have been no new plants in the US for 30 years), so we can stop burning coal. This would also have the serendipitous effect of saving the lives of dozens of coal miners a year. They would give up on the ideas of ethanol (which requires more power to produce than it yields), solar power, hybrid cars and other wacko ideas and pour money and research into technology that may actually work like hydrogen fuel cells.

The thing I have the most problems with on the enviornmental front are Hypocrits like Al Gore telling me to ride a bicycle to work while he jets around the world in a Jetstream leaving a bigger carbon footprint than I will in 50 lifetimes. And when he is called on this, the stock answer is that he buys carbon off-sets so he is neutal. What they fail to mention is that the off-sets he buys are from a company that he owns ... what a scam.

At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 2:47:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

The dirty tricks are something that seemingly only appeared on local news spots. Indeed the recounts of the 2K elections were ludicrous. The accounts of the entire debacle were disheartening. Did you know that when our elections are held, the first candidates listed are of the same party as the Governor? If someone is undecided and just picks one spur of the moment, it is more likely they pick the first listed? That is just wrong.

There is no such thing as common sense, the term is a misnomer. The Democrats are not exactly as you term them, hard-left. Didn't we just have a couple of Republicans come out of the closet within the last year or so? Very right-wing Republicans? As for a single SC Judge being seated by Clinton, don't you think that all the ones seated by Reagan, GHB, and now GWB, more than stack things to the right? As to the R v W issue, the issue of murder is still being debated, due to the question of when a collection of cells becomes a person is still under debate. I personally would think that an AI, if it became sentient, were created, it too might be considered alive, and turning it off would be akin to murder if that meant the loss of its identity or awareness. You on the other hand, might think nothing of switching it off. But the issue of abortion also encompasses the life of others, like the mother's. What gives you the right to tell her what to do with her own body, or for that matter her own life? When will people grow up enough to allow others to make their own mistakes and live with the consequences?

We went to war without knowing for sure that there were WMDs. We went to war while the UN was still in the process of determining that. The bad intelligence was to think that we knew something that was in fact, not a fact. We went to war with a country who was not the enemy that we sought. We remain in that war, with casualties on both sides, even knowing now. THAT is bad "intelligence." Still we are not seeking the true villains here. Osama is still out there, Al Qaeda is still out there, yet we waste time, money, and lives on a war that we should not be in, many of those lives are not even deaths, but are lives that will never be the same with incomplete, broken and damaged bodies and minds. How many children here will suffer because they have no Daddy or Mommy, or both? How many will suffer because the Daddy or Mommy isn't the loving caring person they once would have been? How many will be criminals, drug users, or prostitutes because of these losses? How many will pass those values or lack thereof to their children, possibly into your own family?

The Travel Office doesn't affect thousands of people like Justice does. You know as well as I, that once precedents are set, it goes for much longer than just for a term. There is no equality in your statement. Apples and oranges.

I certainly claim humans contribute to greenhouse gases. Let's not forget things like we have many more cattle that produce prodigious amounts of methane, very significant amounts of methane into the atmosphere everyday of the year, that are bred for the express purpose of feeding man. It is far from minimal. We have people who drive hundreds of miles a day just to and from work, that's not even considering the people who drive as work. Do you think one of those 500 cubic inch motors don't burn fuel running all day? Those aren't even the biggest engines, either. So let me get this straight, you think that it is better to produce materials that we have no good ideas of how to get rid of, that will remain both toxic and deadly just to be around for thousands of years, than to burn coal, and that ethanol, solar power, and hybrid cars are wacko, but that hydrogen fuel cells are a better idea? How many Three-Mile Islands and Chernobyl will it take to convince you, that nuclear is not the best option? What about targeting nuclear power plants by terrorists? You seem to be in fear of our enemies, but then you want to give them targets that can blight an area for safe use for centuries? How would the hydrogen be produced? Through electrolysis? Where would we get the power to produce the hydrogen? Every time you convert energy from one form to another, there is a loss, there simply isn't enough free hydrogen in the air to pull it from the air. So you see those wacko ideas, they are more practical in the long term than your hydrogen fuel cells. Have you priced the membranes used for fuel cells by the way? They are not cheap. They don't produce the god awful gobs of power necessary for a car to run either. 1 horsepower is equivalent to 746 Watts. Average efficiency of an electric motor is in the 80-90% range. That means you have to draw ~11-25% more power to produce just that 1 horsepower. 829-932 Watts for 1 horsepower. That's just the single conversion, with losses from the motor, we haven't even considered how much power is lost to convert electricity into H2 yet, or to convert whatever the primary powersource is into electricity, but the conversion to electricity is pretty close to the same efficiency as the motor, perhaps a little better because it can be huge and stationary and only have to work at a specific speed, so they can get a little more from optimizing things. Electrolysis, is less efficient than an electric motor I'm pretty sure, although I'm open to any evidence that's not the case. I'm sure that Al Gore's jets are a spur in your side, but consider this: Air Force One and Two, use far more fuel, and are paid for by tax money. At least Al's paying for his own rides, not us.

At Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 4:43:00 PM EDT, Blogger Paul Champagne $visitorIP said...

Dirty tricks, if they did happen, are not only done by the GOP, Dems are just as likely to stretch the law as Reps. In my town, the first screen after logging in to our touch screen voting system asks if you would like to vote a straight Democratic ticket. All our elected officials are Democrats, and that is how they set them up. I have no problem with punching no on that screen as well as the next one that asks if you want to vote a straight Republican Ticket. I guess in Texas, the order is left up to the local precinct chiefs.

As for Supreme Court Justices, you are right ... Republicans have nominated some real "arch Conseravatives" like John Paul Stevens (Ford), Anthony Kennedy (Reagan) and recently retired Sandra Day O'Conner (Reagan). All of these justices were considered either liberal or moderate. In addition to Ginsberg, Clinton put liberal Stephen Breyer on the court. I can't think of one moderate that a Democrat has put on the Supreme Court in recent memory.

You make the mistake of automatically lumping me in as a pro-lifer ... surprize, I believe that a woman should make an informed choice on reproductive issues. Like most Americans I am against partial birth abortion and I would not want any child I sired to be aborted. But it is not my body and I would not dictate my own morals on society. It is rather for society to enforce its' morals on itself in the form of laws. This is pretty much what our Constitution says. I believe that abortion is morally wrong, I believe the individual States are the ones to choose if it should be legal or not.

If we decide to create an artificial intelligence, we are morally bound to care for it as if it were a human life. If you believe that a higher being created us, and that he/she feels responsible for us ... then aren't we responsible for our creations? Yet, you feel that I would have no feelings about switching off my creation ... Where do you get that from? You want people to "grow up" and allow others to make their own mistakes and live with the consequences. Sounds like you are personally against abortion too. All I am really advocating is an informed choice. Letting the woman know that their are other options out there, and that they may regret their decisions for the rest of their lives. I know one woman who still occasionally breaks down into tears because she aborted her son.

We went to war absolutely sure that there were WMDs. We were absolutely wrong ... but the threat was enough to justify our actions. The UN is a useless entity in enforcing any edicts it hands down. There was a Security Council Resolution that Saddam refused to obey, and like always, the US is the enforcement arm of the Security Council. Osama is indeed still out there ... do you propose that we invade Pakistan in order to get him? I currently have 2 family members in or around Iraq (one navy, one marine) and one that will be back in Iraq next week after his R&R (army). None of them wants to be seperated from their families and be in the Hell that is the Persian Gulf. But then again, none of them wants to cut and run either. Each one of them has expressed to me that they believe they are doing good over there, that the mission has meaning. Yet we have a bunch of people that want to do just that ... cut and run ... the hell with the consequences. Let's not do the same thing we did in Afghanistan and leave too early. Evil always finds a power vacuum (ie. the Taliban). I can't believe that you think that the children of our soldiers are going to turn into criminals and bad parents just because their parent(s) fought in Iraq. I have been around military families all my life and on average, they are a much more cohesive family unit than what is around in the civilian world. They also have support networks to help them deal with their situations.

The reason I brought up the Travel Office is because it is a small thing. It is one that any body can wrap their minds and emotions around. These are people that worked for many years (through different administrations), just doing their jobs (and lucky enough to be on the federal payroll). Suddenly, no more job ... and they made up bogus excuses for the firings to add insult to injury. A couple of these people were close to retiring ... this is something most people can relate to on a personal level ... it was the worst of things ... it was unjust.

I certainly claim that most anything would be better than ethanol. I also believe that hydrogen is the way to go. General Motors is putting 50 cross-over Equinox's on the streets next year. Right now the technology is still not where it needs to be in order to get the cost of one of these engines in the affordable range ... but do you remember how much DVD players were when they were first introduced? The cost will come down. The internal combustion engine is the most efficient engine period. But to rid ourselves of the green house gasses and cut our reliance on foreign oil, we have to pursue the most promising technologies ... and hydroogen is it. As for Three-Mile Island and Chernobyl, Three-Mile Island was a long time ago (and the problems have been long fixed) and Chernobyl was located in Russia (nuf said). Nuclear power is now safe, clean and efficient.

Al Gore's planes are not so much a thorn in my side as the total hypocrisy of the man telling me to cut back while he does whatever he wants.

Seems like you are able to find lots of problems with my solutions to energy. What would your solutions be?

At Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 7:25:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Yes, there are bad eggs among any section of the population however it gets sliced. Our electronic voting machines have a few problems, like absolutely no paper trail. Thus no way to prove that the votes counted are the votes cast. There has also been some small blurbs in the news of late, that gee, our voting machines may have been shipped with faulty systems. Hmm. Nice purchases by K. Harris's team. I have no problem voting my conscience either, but damn it I want my vote counted, not subject to manipulation. I haven't any hope for that without some sort of system to allow it. At least with the punch cards you knew that it hadn't been altered when you stuffed it down the slot, now you can't even see it, and there is no way to check for alteration at any point before counting, or even while counting.

As to recent memory, in the last 27 years, how many Democratic Presidents have we had? Let me answer that for you. One. Perhaps that is why you can't pull anything from your recent memory? Even that one, has been close to seven years ago. Recent? Thousands of deaths ago. Recent. Don't even. If you think that the "arch Conseravatives" (your spelling, not mine) aren't close enough to center, perhaps the vantage point you are coming from.

As to lumping you as a pro-lifer, first of all I never said that, but if I had, let me remind you that you said "thousands of babies are murdered every year." Now you would have me believe that you meant only the partial birth abortions. "I believe that abortion is morally wrong," kind of says a lot in and of itself, doesn't it? Make up your mind, say what you mean, mean what you say. Not all pregnancies are the result of wanton disregard for birth control, condoms break, the pill is only some 98% effective, rapes occur, both statutory and violent, even vasectomies aren't 100%, 1 man in 10000 has three sperm ducts. Nothing is 100% except abstinence, but let me remind you of a woman named Mary, so either it is or it isn't. The reality is that it happens. The issue being one of a woman's right to control her body, which makes it one of human rights. That would necessitate its being under the control of the federal government.

I said you "might think nothing of switching it off." I was pointing out that there are differing attitudes towards what is considered sentient, not saying that you would. By informed choice what you really mean is that you want someone to have the chance to try to talk her out of her choice, which for the most part, I think most women even teens, KNOW without having to be told, that they could continue the pregnancy to birth.

Perhaps the threat was enough, but once we knew the threat was not a reality, we should have immediately withdrawn from Iraq, we still can't get GW to back down even after his then new, now dead enemy Sadam, has been removed. What's next? Are we going to need to be there losing money, men, machines, sleep, respect, dignity, our economy, and possibly the freedom of what are now high-schoolers to the draft? How is it you can justify the defense of something that you don't even know is sentient, and then turn around and say its good that we lose what are most certainly living breathing sentient persons who are the sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers of families to a senseless unwanted unwarranted war? I might add that families sacrificed a great deal to raise these people, that taxes went to educate them, and that they are unique and irreplaceable. Many of those families that will lose them and have lost them, can never have any other children. So how do you align those ideas? How can you say killing is wrong and promote this war? It is or it isn't. Which is it?

"The UN is a useless entity in enforcing any edicts it hands down." Funny, I thought we started the UN. Its useless when its useless to who? So if you have children, are they useless once they move out of the house? The UN like it or not is our child. A creation from the loins of the USA. If it points out that what we are doing is wrong, perhaps we need to look at what we are doing, instead of going on about its being useless.

Of course they believe they are doing good, they are fed that day in and day out, otherwise they wouldn't be able to live. As to the consequences, do you think that we have more or less angry Islamics in the the world now? We may have swung that stick at a single hornet, but we have the ire of the entire hornets nest now.

I come from a "military family", so don't tell me how good it is. I know how bad it can be. No father until I was twelve, then abuse both mental and physical when he came home. Although the facilities may have been in place to help, I never once knew them.

Ok, you say Travel Office and give your justifications. Let me remind you of Reagan's actions with a little thing called the Air Traffic Controller's Union. Yeah, one of the most stressful jobs in the US. People who had worked hard for years, some who would have retired. Not only did it hurt them, it hurt every working stiff who belonged to a union, and believe it or not, unions actually help people who don't belong to unions. Every time you go to the restroom at work and don't get docked, thank the labor unions. Every time you stop at a gas station and just use their restroom, thank a labor union. Every time you get to take your lunch in the middle of your shift, thank a labor union. Businesses didn't come up with those ideas, they fought them. Wrap your mind around that.

Ethanol may not be the answer, but it can be a stop gap until we get something that is the answer. Meanwhile it can provide additional income for struggling farmers, helping to keep the prices profitable, and preventing the dumping of what might otherwise be wasted due to the lack of profitability. Believe it or not such things go on here, things like bulldozing tons and tons of almonds when the crop is too large. Nevermind, that such things could go to places that have starving people. Ethanol can be made from more than just corn. We have it the crops sometimes, and its better that it get used for something other than fertilizer. One of the problems with ethanol and even hydrogen, is that the "waste gas" is it contains water, and water in your crankcase isn't good for wear. Detroit isn't going to let much of that kind of news out though, not until they start replacing them more often than petrol burners, anyway.

The electronics industry is pretty competitive, and scales very well to large sales, cheap prices. Its almost unique in that. You can be certain, that cars will not follow the same curves. Not even close. The best energy sources are the ones that are going to be there anyway, solar, wind, geothermal. In fact, if we can convert these into forms we can store, then perhaps we can prevent some of them from becoming heat until we need it.

Tell the folks who can't even go into the area of Chernobyl how safe nuclear power is. Tell the folks living in Nevada where they are planning to store the spent nuclear fuels how safe it is. Tell the folks who live near the transportation lines to that facility how safe they are. When one of these trucks or rails or whatever mode of transport is in a wreck and burns, which is likely, tell it to the victims of the radioactive cloud, to the people who will drink the water when it enters the earth. Do you even have an inkling that plutonium will ignite upon exposure to air? Not because of its radioactivity, but because of its chemistry. The by-products of its burning are radioactive nonetheless. How long do you think a 22 gauge steel drum will last holding chemicals like this, or even just the radioactive heavy water from a nuclear plant? Here's a hint, a car's body work is 22 gauge steel, and how many cancer eaten cars have you seen in your life? Believe me, its a lot shorter span of time than the half life of these elements.

What and you're special in your irritation with Al Gore? How do you think the rest of us feel when we get patted down at an airport, with no shoes on our feet, and our luggage unlocked to the thieves handling baggage, knowing the entire time that its a sham and that we are no safer than we were?

As I said, the omnipresent environment holds the key to our energy problems. We need better efficiency from solar cells, or solar collectors, direct conversion would be the best since there is no maintenance involved other than the occasional cleaning, but until then, reflectors driving turbines would be a start. Wind is free but not as reliable, geothermal is very reliable, but limited geographically. Ocean currents might be feasible at some point, although I don't know if there's much going on in pursuit of that. There's certainly lots of power to be had from the sea as a heat source, evident from hurricanes. But hey, I'm full of wacko ideas.

At Friday, August 24, 2007 at 3:59:00 PM EDT, Blogger Paul Champagne $visitorIP said...

This seems to have become the Charles and Paul post.

I think we have finally settled the first point ... there are partisans in both parties that cheat and elections need to be monitored. We both would like a paper trail when using touch-screen voting machines.

Sorry for my mispelling (I was always the first one out in the "skool" spelling bees. If you want to nit-pick, Jimmy Carter was President 27 years ago, bringing the count to 2 in the last 27 years (though he was one of only two Presidents not to appoint a member of the Supreme Court ... I'm trying to be fair). The fact remains that Republicans have appointed more moderate Justices than the Dems have. If you go back to before recent memory we have FDR who appointed 9 Justices during his 4 terms in office. The thing is, the American people elected FDR, and if he wanted to stack the court, it was simply an extention of the will of the American people.

Thousands of partial birth abortions are performed every year, and that to me is the murder of a baby. As to when the "collection of fetal cells" becomes a baby ... I have absolutely no idea. I am sure however that no one else knows for certain when a baby becomes aware, when he/she gets a soul (so to speak). Since no one really knows when a fetus becomes an unborn baby, the choice is easy for me ... I err on the side of caution, and I think that you will not find my logic flawed on this point. That is the reason for my statement about believing abortion is morally wrong. But, everyone gets to make their own moral decisions, we don't live in a theocracy. Our founding fathers were firm believers of States rights. They did not feel that a law that was right for the people of New York was right for the people of Virginia, etc. The Federal Government has taken on too many of these Rights that belong to the States. You call abortion a Human Rights issue. As a country, we have always dealt with human rights as set up in the Constitution. The bill of rights set up our basic human rights, the 13th ammendment freed the slaves, the 15th amendment gave racial suffrage, the 19th gave women the right to vote ... and so on. If abortion is a human rights issue, it needs to be dealts with within the framework of the Constitution, not as a result of Judicial fiat. Until that time, it is a States Rights Issue. Too many times abortion is used as a convenience issue.

So, you can read minds? "Informed choice" means laying all the options out and discussing the ramifications of each of the options. Yes, this may result in a woman choosing an option other than abortion ... is that a bad thing? I am not advocating this counseling being done by the rabid right. I just want the young woman to have all the information she needs. This is a decision that might affect her life for ever. You mentioned Mary ... ever think about what would have happened if Mary had made a "choice"?

By the time it was determined there were no WMD in Iraq, we were already there ... the government had been toppled, and due to our own ineptitude, partisan groups had armed themselves by raiding Iraqi armories. This was a time that we should have immediately pulled back? It would have been genocide ... and it would have been our fault. It is our responsibility to put right what we screwed up. This is also a moral issue, do we just care about our people ... or do we care about others too? We rid the world of Hitler, and then rebuilt Europe. It's only right that we rebuild Iraq. I believe murder is morally wrong, there is nothing wrong with killing the bad guys. If you killed a man that was about to kill an innocent victim ... how can that be wrong?

We started the UN, we are the primary funders of the UN and we are the primary enforcers. Without the US, the UN would probably go the way of the League of Nations. It might be time for that to happen ... that would be a shame, because they do good work with UNICEF and the WHO. The UN however has become a cash cow for certain individuals and is losing the trust of the entire planet. Remember when the UN used to be spoken about in respect? Not any more.

I guess you believe our troops are being brain-washed into believing that they are doing some good over there. You must have a terrible opinion of the intelligence of our men and women in uniform. Our troops are on the ground every day. They don't get a break from the danger they face. You and I can go home, watch some TV and forget about politics ... they can't. The combat arms soldiers must be in the to 50th percentile on the ASVAB test (those in the 31-49th percentiles can not serve as combat troops). They also have a much higher percentage of HS diplomas and college than the General population. John Kerry made a career-ending assumption about our soldiers ... don't make his mistake. Our troops know what they see on the ground, they have been there 2, 3 sometimes 4 tours and can see the progress being made. I would like to see all of the "angry Islamists" pour into Iraq so that we can finish them once and for all. These radicals believe in a god that wants them to kill all the infidels ... that is not a modern religion in my book. Almost all religions have evolved since the dark ages ... some parts of Islam have not.

Sorry you had a bad childhood, but most Military families are not like yours was. Though I can attest that corporal punishment is prevalent in military families, crossing the line to abuse should never be tolerated. I do not know the figures, but I assume High School graduation rates are higher in military families than in the civilian world ... that has to say something.

Comparing the Travel Office to the Traffic Controllers is apples and oranges. The Traffic Controllers are forbidden by law to go on strike. President Reagan warned them not to strike and they did anyway. The Traffic Controllers dared the President to fire them ... and he did. What would JFK have done? The Travel Office workers were just working and they were fired unjustly .

You talk about the struggling farmers ... what about the struggling consumers that are now forced to pay almost $5 a gallon for milk because the corn that is used to feed the dairy cows has been driven up because of ethanol production. And where the pinch is really being felt is in Mexico where the price of corn has gone up 350% and now people who are poor beyond belief can not afford to make tortillas ... you don't know what struggling is till you see these Mexican peasants. Detroit has however put in place a fix on the ethanol/water thing ... the result is that the flex-fuel engines do not produce as much horse power and torque as the gas burners (even when they are running gas).

I don't know much about the electronics industry ... but I know the automotive industry. GM is coming out with a hy-brid Tahoe/Yukon. This engine was forcast to get about 40% better gas mileage, that forecast has now been doubled. The additional cost of this engine will be about $10000.00. They are planning to pass $5000.00 on to the consumer, $1000.00 on to the dealer and eat the other $4000.00 until demand drives the cost down. So it would seem that the automotive industry does work a bit like the electronics industry. Solar energy is not effective because of the amount of space the collector panels take up. I happen to live in an area where wind power will work. In West Texas, the wind blows 365 days a year and sometimes it gets to hurricane strength, but unlike Florida we don't get the rain (just a lot of blowing dust). I wonder just how safe geo-thermal energy is? Drilling through the earth's crust, I hope they have figured out what the long-term effects are.

Once again, Chernobyl is in Russia ... a country not well known for the quality of their products (including power plants). I'm talking about building the plants in the US, and if they need to put the waste in the desert outside of El Paso ... I don't have a problem with that. I am not a NIMBY person.

I also don't have a problem with taking my shoes off before going through securtity at the airport. I do however have a problem with security patting down grandma while an Arabic looking man in his 20's passes through. If this is racial profiling ... so what? The 9/11 hijackers were not little old ladies.

It would be great to harness the power of the tides and currents ... you would then by harnessing gravity. As to how we could do this, we should probably revisit that question in 2050 to see if they have come up with an answer. Every great idea ... was once a wacko idea.

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 2:24:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

It has certainly becoming longer than any post I have wanted to put up.

Its not just the elections themselves that need to be monitored, but there also needs to be some monitoring of registrations and address changes.

The reason I said your spelling was I copied and pasted it, and I didn't want you saying anything about me having spelled it thusly. Nit picking, eh, I can get picky, but I'll resist. Yes, you're right, I merely subtracted 1980 from 2007, I wasn't thinking of the inauguration taking place in January. But yes he was, and despite all the things that have been said about him, he's a damn sight better person, and better American than GW could ever hope to aspire to. He served his time, he served his country as Pres. and he continues to serve in his volunteer work. Its quite telling about the person what they do when they leave office. Even Clinton does for others now, what does GH do, what did Reagan do? Even Nixon and Ford were better men than these three.

You keep saying that there are thousands of partial birth abortions, so I went to the organizations' sites to find the statistics (cdc.gov & guttmacher.org and even ama-assn.org) and nowhere are statistics provided that break such numbers out. These are fabricated numbers, whoever is telling you these numbers is merely lying. Which is bearing false witness against a neighbor, which is a sin or immoral. Where are you getting these numbers, round as they might be? Although no one may say for certain when a fetus becomes a baby, I know I'm not even certain if some adults are actually sentient. I err on letting others make their own decisions. If those decisions are flawed it is not for me to say. I'm not a judge, nor do I desire to be. That is one of the things that we are told not to do in the bible. Where does the the injection of interference in others' lives end? Gluttony is a purported sin, so why aren't there laws against that? When or rather if the abortion issue was resolved to these people who hold their own opinions so high, how long before they started on that particular sin? Where would the line be drawn as to who is glutonous and who is not? How many of these holier than I persons are not sinners? We are supposed to love one another, yet the right seems bent on hatred. The murders of doctors who perform abortions is just as wrong, and just as deserving of punishment as you would hold others to for this. Why don't we create some laws that we love one another, then we can throw anyone in jail for not even knowing someone. Our founding fathers believed in states rights, then created our Constitution after they found that it wasn't such a great idea. The Articles of Confederation didn't work well enough to keep. That was the extent of their belief in states rights. When you can tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her own body, and you cannot do the same with a man, then YES, it is a matter of human rights. Equal protection under the law. Human rights. When did we make you the judge of too many times, and who testified that abortion was used as a convenience issue?

I can't read minds, but I can read between the lines. Informed choice means making a woman feel bad about something she likely already doesn't like in the first place, and making her feel guilty about it. Do you think for one minute that most, if not all women who seek abortions don't think heavily about it? Either choice she makes, will affect her for the rest of her life, being poor and uneducated, not graduating highschool, or college, working to raise a child, it's not easy, what makes you think that the 16 year old girl is ready for that? Perhaps you think that they can put them up for adoption? Well there are too many children up for adoption as it is, to put babies up for adoption is virtually guaranteeing that that 12 year old child isn't going to get adopted. Yes, I've thought about it, do you ever think about the fact that that very child died for his teachings, and yet most people don't listen to what he had to teach anyway?

As to the timing, it seems awfully convenient doesn't it? Our clumsiness, was the leap before looking. That we are responsible for the arming of partisan groups is our shame. So I guess its better that we kill and get killed now that we made that mistake? Obviously I don't for a minute believe we don't care about others, but killing them certainly doesn't show that. The bible doesn't condemn murder, it condemns killing. It does not tell us that it is alright to invade another country and kill them when they fight back. Who is it that determines who the bad guy is? That some kid has never killed is targeted doesn't mean he wasn't about to kill, but if he wasn't there, he might not have been ready to kill. We are all born of sin, none of us are innocent as far as that goes. What makes them the only bad guys? The fact that they aren't American? You know for a fact that we have American soldiers charged with cold blooded murder. By our own authorities. And that it happened also in Viet Nam. You also know that there is coverups of the truth of wrong doings by troops. Pat Tillman. Wouldn't have happened if we had waited. But we'll just stay, because they don't want us to and most Americans don't want us to, but GW does.

Indeed there is wrong doing in the UN. Kofi Annan's son is one of the worst. But to tear it down? Well there's corruption in the NYC Police Dept, do you think we should disband it? The secret to making it work right is to get rid of the criminals, not get rid of the organization. But don't tell anyone, we don't want to let secrets like that out. Do you remember when the office of the President was respected? Maybe we should do away with that.

I don't believe they are being brainwashed any worse than usual, we have plenty of brainwashing going on on this side of the Atlantic, too. I'm saying that when people start taking lives, it affects them, it will affect them for a long time. Seeing fellow soldiers killed and maimed, having to pay for damaged body armor due to explosions in the effort to kill them, these are things that are being dealt with by them, if they didn't get told of the good that was going on, I think it would be unbearable. So yes, they get told. As to religion, unless one actually practices it, it isn't really a religion is it? How many people do you know that would actually turn the other cheek?

How can you know how many families were or are like mine was? Do you think they brag about it? When the kids fall between the cracks, do you go looking for them? I don't think so. Abuse is one of those things that go on in the privacy of homes, and don't get reported and don't get talked about. All to often, it gets practiced by the next generation. I broke the tradition, so my daughter and I both have something to be thankful for.

"The Traffic Controllers are forbidden by law to go on strike." Forbidden by law. So they aren't equally protected by the law. That's not exactly legal is it? They were burning out left and right, you're right that is apples and oranges. They weren't just travel agents for the administration. They were responsible for the safety of men, women and children. Yep. Travel office kind of pales to what they did.

Milk went up due to the increase in the price of what? Petroleum. Hmm. Which family in power has interests in that? Let me do a little reminding. When GH got into office gas prices did what? They went up, to what felt like ridiculous levels, yet when Clinton took office, they went back down, now that we have another Bush in office, who's concerned with gas prices? You, me, everybody that has any kind of a budget. Consumers. When do you suppose GW had to pump gas in his car, or go grocery shopping? Believe me I don't like what is going on. I do feel for the Mexican peasants, I have friends who are Mexican and still have family there. I wasn't aware of the prices going up that much. I've given my take on why.

A hybrid Tahoe/Yukon. Why don't they just come out with a sheet of plywood in front of a bicycle? Haven't they figured out that lots of fuel is wasted on pushing air? Detroit needs to start thinking, they need to start thinking long term, instead of what is selling this year. Its no wonder so many cars on the road are Japanese, Korean or German. I haven't seen anything even approaching Moore law for the automotive industry. We don't get cars that are twice as fast every two decades, much less every 18 months. Solar isn't really effective yet, I think some of the conversion efficiencies are max around 12 percent, far from 100%. Part of that problem is that of spectrum, certain elements are going to use specific parts of the spectrum and the rest is either going to be absorbed and converted to heat or just reflected. Nor do they get twice the gas milage instead. The prices don't go down, they only cost more every year. It sounds as if West Texas would be a good place for wind turbines generating power, there are a few places that it becomes pretty darned attractive. I don't think drilling through the crust is necessary, just into hotter strata would work.

Yes Chernobyl is in Russia, do you think that elements give a darn? I don't think that the Russian have different physical laws governing their physics. Their Uranium works the same as ours, is just as poisonous as ours. Their bodies die from radiation the same as ours. Just because you don't mind dying from radiation poisoning doesn't mean that its alright that your neighbors die from it, or that my great-great-great-grandchildren die from it because they didn't know it was there. We have a responsibility to pass this world down to our children, in a livable condition. To poison it for a couple of thousand years, just so you can make a couple of slices of toast isn't acceptable.

You are starting to catch what I'm saying about the airport security. Its not just something you wouldn't enjoy, getting a pat down that is, but what would make you for a minute that the guard enjoys it anymore than you would? Yet we still are no safer, that guy delivering the sandwiches might be putting a device or whatever, on the plane without even getting on the plane. The security is degrading, its merely for show, its a sham.

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 4:03:00 AM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Well Well Well... what is happening here boys?

One tirade after another...it is like the presidential election debate going on here...:D

I can almost see what's coming next ;)...

That abortions are "morally" wrong because a zygote has a soul too

That Mary's 'sacrifice' of herself was necessary, just because she as a woman can be sacrificed but Abraham's Son cannot be because he was a 'man'

That 'We Americans' have a moral responsibility as the father of the world to put the lesser erring nations in their palaces whether they like it or not..or have asked for it or not rather...

That Russia does not belong to planet Earth & Russians are subhumans who need to be killed anyway.. so why waste our time & money on a palace that is not even rich in oil.. let that damn nuclear radiation take care of that

That although we are a nation who believes in freedom of everything including thought expression etc... but wait a minute.. we will not tolerate what those infidels believe in...

Guys.. gimme a break...

"We went to war absolutely sure that there were WMDs. We were absolutely wrong ... but the threat was enough to justify our actions."

The question is not whether there was a threat or not. The question is HOW they were so absolutely sure that there were WMDs out there. There can only be one reason.. that they had in the past sold it to them in order to get rich. they thought on en cashing upon the Iraq-Iran war...[ Let there be a Chernobyl there, & then we can get to that oil, after they have self destructed themselves with those lethal WMDs & it is going to be a double benefit anyway because we get the money for the WMDs & later an all clearance to reach that oil too]. I remember a Tony Blair and a Condi coming to India to make a sale of their fighter jets recently after 9/11. Talk about en cashing on 'impending' death. Talk about thriving on human blood... Of course later they can purify their souls by 'moral' rituals...

Hey Guys. It is not just about Your military families. Of course the damage to the American families with soldiers cannot be ignored. It IS there. I have met American soldiers in this region who have families at home, during our joint military exercises. I know how they suffer being away from their homes, from their children. & yes it is the children who will suffer the most without their parents around. No amount of material benefits is going to wipe off the vacuum there.& yes there is a lot of mental & psychiatric problems that they return with after being on a war field, & they might inflict irreparable damage upon their families before they can be cured.

Then again... It is not a war being fought in your region, so you do not know what kind of damage it does to the children & civilians where it is actually being fought. To the women & children specially.They are mentally damaged for good. Giving the devil his due, Osama was one such a child who later developed into what he did. the result is there for all to see... the result of the first gulf war.
Talibans & Osamas. You all made them. You supplied them poison in the form of weapons. You did not care what happened to the third world.... to hell with how many died using them 'out there'... & who needed them anyway.. the third rate 'third world' ppl.[ THEY do not have souls either.. they deserve to die]. You gave them the weapons & you made money on that. You create unrest in the region & then come selling your 'goodies' again. Only when the poison reaches YOU do you realize the 'threat' of WMDs.

Now abortion: Politics is a game of numbers. How many people of your religion you have in the world_ that is your power. the more Christians are there, the more power in the hands of the priests & so also is true for ANY religion. Nobody is interested in saving anybody, just in increasing the population.What the Vatican has been doing is issuing orders against birth control and abortion, saying it is a 'sin'. Do you think they are interested in unborn children? They are not. They only pursue their interest knowing well that if abortion & birth control is not practiced then this whole humanity is going to commit a global suicide. It is not so far away that you cannot see the situation. Within the next two decades the world population will be so much that it will be impossible to survive.
Nowhere in the bible is the birth control mentioned, because no birth control was needed.Out of ten children nine were going to die, that was the proportion of survival ratio.That was okay then . Then the population was not too heavy on the resources of Earth.But now the mortality rate has reduced considerably, seeing the comforts the safety and the medical science progress.
Somehow Russia is not starving.They are not rich but they are not starving and it is because of the birth control that they are not starving.China is not starving, & it is because of Abortions.India is starving & it is because of lack of birth control and horrible notion to keep on siring till they have a son.Also, because of the vicious cycle of belief that among the below the poverty line people that many children does not so much mean as more mouths to feed as it is more hands to contribute to the family income. this is because they make their children work from a very tender age of six or seven years.Please learn from these examples of the present times & tell me whether we need abortions or not.In the first place, there should not be anything called 'unwanted pregnancies', and if by some chance or by some cruel fate [rape] they might occur, an abortion is a must.Also, if the health & the life of a woman or is in danger, an abortion is a must.There are plenty of cases which justify aborting. I guess the over seven billion is the primary reason.

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 3:39:00 PM EDT, Blogger Paul Champagne $visitorIP said...

These comments have been going on far longer than I would have wished. Taking up an incredible amount of time, so that I have not been able to post on my own blog. The reason for this is that we are both "pundit bloggers", true believers in our stances.

Being the pundit blogger that I am, I can't just say good-bye, but I will try to keep this short and just answer a couple of questions that you posed.

I said thousands of partial birth abortions are performed each year. This is not an imaginary number that I made up. Guttmacher himself says that only a tiny 0.17% portion of abortions are partial birth abortions. But when you are talking about an estimated 1.2 million to 1.4 million abortions, even that tiny percentage translates into between 2040 and 2380 partial birth abortions per year ... and that's only in the United States. I think the number is closer to 5000. If you use percentages from the right to life groups (3-5%) that figure grows to 50000. I think that is grossly inflated, but really scary.

As for our trip down history, I will quote the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved for the States respectively, or to the people". This is similar to the Articles of Confederation that you rebuked which stated, "Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United State", and the 85 essays of the Federalist papers were designed to calm the fears of the States that a stronger Federal government would infringe upon their rights.

If your argument against giving girls counseling before they make their choice about abortion is based upon "making a woman feel bad about something she likely already doesn't like in the first place, and making her feel guilty about it", does that mean you think it is possible that the girl already knows abortion is wrong ... hence the guilt? If an abortion was not an option, do you think that condom use may go up, and the aids epidemic be curtailed a bit? ... just a thought. There are not many people looking to adopt a 12 yr old, but there are thousands of adoptions by Americans every year of babies in foreign countrys ... because of the lack of adoptable babies here at home.

Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan, and our involvement in Iraq did not contribute to his death in any way. The fact that it was a friendly-fire incident does not take away from the fact that he is an American Hero.

As for religion, I would rather people be spiritual than religious

I have lived in military housing and in the civilian world. In my personal experience, I see a lot more abuse in the neighborhood than I ever saw in the housing area, maybe military families put up a better act ... I don't know.

Yes Air Traffic Controllers are forbidden by law to go on strike, along with the military, police, firemen, sanitation workers, the CDC and anyone else involved in public safety. It is a good law, and you would be hard pressed to find people against it.

Milk prices are at an all time high because of the cost of animal feed. Gasoline prices are not at all time highs ... corn prices are, as well as other grains. It takes one acre of land to produce 500 gallons of ethanol. Do you think with corn at an all time high, farmers aren't taking land that they were growing wheat and alfalfa on and converting it to corn?

Detroit is building big trucks and SUVs, because Americans want them. If Americans stopped buying them, Detroit would stop building them. In fact the Japanese have started building them too, with names like the Nissan Titan.

You took my Chernobyl statement out of context. I wrote about shoddy Russian engineering and production and you came back with me saying that their lives aren't as important as ours ... please don't misinterpret me.

We are safer flying than before 9/11. The fact that we are constantly testing our security at the airports (even if we fail on occasion), puts us light years ahead of where we were.


mona ... I believe that the Catholic Church is sincere in its' opposition to birth control and abortion. They make it clearer with their stances on physician assisted suicide and the death penalty. They believe in the sanctity of life.

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 11:23:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Paul,
If I've kept you from spreading more of the misinformation that has been fed to you, then I'm doing something right. I've never thought of myself as a pundit or a pundit blogger, just someone who wants to do the right thing. What you have advocated isn't what I think of as the right thing. Interfering with others actions isn't the right thing. What GWB and his cronies have been and are doing isn't the right thing. Remember you came here, I didn't say a thing on your blog about such things.

I didn't think you'd just go away. I think perhaps you feel you could learn what it is that bothers you about the things that you are being told.

I’ve found the document that gives the percentage that you are referring to finally on the Guttmacher site. That site is terrible; by the way, it seems to only return a page once for every eight to twelve tries. The document in question does give that 0.17% figure, but it also gives a very specific number, 2200, so your use of that number with any figures other than the ones they give is not valid. Its not 5000 as you believe, and it certainly isn’t the 22.72… times larger figure that other exaggerations claim. Those figures are also from the year 2000, before restricting laws were passed. Why would you continue to beat a dead horse for years after? Perhaps you just want to rant. I think that the sentence “I think that is grossly inflated, but really scary” is a telling statement. You’re scared, someone desires for you to be scared, someone wants to control you, by scaring you. You’re complying with their manipulation.

Human rights are a domain of the Federal government. Deal with it. Just because your Texas constitution doesn’t say Texas can’t secede doesn’t mean you can withdraw from the US, so quit trying to push the “rights” of the state ahead of what is right. Texans have an attitude; I know from my stay there, they feel like they can become their own country, sometimes I wish they would.

As for my “argument” against counseling before they “make their decision” when they are seeking an abortion, they have already made their decision. Its likely there are many people who don’t enjoy going to the dentist, should we put counseling in place for them, since decay could be considered natural (thus god’s will), or give the Waterpik company the opportunity to counsel you before you brush your teeth? Maybe we should counsel people each time before they eat, to prevent their becoming obese? We could counsel everyone before leaving the house to prevent their lusting for others. We could counsel before every conversation to prevent bearing false witness. Your desire to try to scare and disgust women is reprehensible. What will you say to the 15 year old who has been molested by family for years, that she should go ahead and have a genetically flawed sister or brother? What do you care, you won’t have to live with the pain of it, either physically or psychologically, constantly being reminded of the abuse that lead up to the pregnancy, and you won’t have your life on the line giving birth.

I took nothing away from Pat Tillman, and where it happened is irrelevant, the point is that our contemporary military lied. They lie; I don’t know why you’re having problems with the concept. That was in the context of what I was saying.

I’d like people to actually be good; you’ll probably get yours first. Neither will happen soon.

The covering up of abuse is likely more effective in the military, where people are used to and expected to shut up and follow orders without question.

Any law that denies equal protection under the law is not a good law, try talking to the people who live without those protections, not all of them feel as you do. I really don’t think that I’d be hard pressed to find them, since I have spoke with some in the past.

When were gas prices at their all time high, and who was in power at that time?

Do you for one minute believe that fuel prices don’t contribute to the price of animal feed? As for farmers growing more corn, do you think that’s stupid? Perhaps you’d rather they didn’t, and then corn prices could be even higher. Maybe you’re worried that they might actually keep their farms. Maybe you’re worried they may produce enough corn to bring prices down enough that Mexicans can afford it? Make up your mind. Quit listening to these sources of yours.

Americans also buy a lot of other vehicles, but they want quality and reliability. That’s why cars like the Toyota Camry are outselling Detroit’s products. The reason that large SUVs and trucks sell as they do is because the perception is that larger is safer and being able to see over other vehicles is also. When they are all that big, there is no advantage. The fact that Camrys and Sentras and the like get better MPG is because Detroit doesn’t have to meet higher standards because GW, with his conflict of interest, wouldn’t raise those standards.

I’m not saying that you said that their lives weren’t as important, although you never mentioned their engineering and production. My point was that the materials are no less dangerous here than they are there. Accidents happen, even well engineered and produced systems fail. Even after uranium has completely transmuted to lead (which it never completely will, thus the concept of half-life), lead is poison. Other by-products of its fission like radon are still radioactive and prone to causing cancer. Why would you be willing to destroy the only legacy worth passing to the children of mankind, that being fresh water and the earth itself, just so you might have electricity for a few decades at best? The ends do not justify the means.

You can continue believing that we are safer than 9/11 when flying, that’s what GW wants you to believe. When it suits him, when he wants more of your fear, you’ll hear other things that will shake your belief of that. I for one do not believe it.

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 12:52:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

LOL! safer than 9/11...

One is never 'safe' until one is alive.'Safety' of that kind only comes in your grave.

Paul,do you know that there is a state called 'duality of mind'? When you say the following:
"does that mean you think it is possible that the girl already knows abortion is wrong ... hence the guilt? If an abortion was not an option, do you think that condom use may go up, and the aids epidemic be curtailed a bit? ... just a thought." , the statement sounds like this:
Agnus's wife says to him after he returns from a grouse shooting trip with the minister: " Is the minister a good shot?"
Agnus: " Ah a fine shot he is, but it is marvelous, indeed, how the Lord protects his birds when he is shooting."

You are missing the point because you are running in many directions simultaneously, not knowing where you are going, not knowing what you are doing...

Two politicians[ you guys decide which party they must belong to] met at the psychoanalyst's door. One was coming out and the other who was going in asked,'Are you coming in, or are you going out?' The one who was coming out said" Well, if I did know whether I am coming out or coming in, I would not have been here."

You keep on missing on what Charles is trying to say,I see.I wish you would open your mind and be more receptive to a different set of ideas...or not a set.. calling them set would be wrong, so line...a different line of ideas. they have a ring of Truth in them I see.
& Truth is what we must seek, rather than sticking to the thoughts that we have been fed with, or a led to believe in.If you do, then you have been manipulated.If you think like a group, you are already saying that you have no Faith in your own intelligence.

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 1:11:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Paul,
You know that in my search of the document with quantification of the numbers, I found an interesting item. That HIV is going up due to the mandatory funding of Abstinence preaching. Thanks a freaking lot right wingers everywhere. You're causing more death due to your short sightedness and insistence on things being done your way. You certainly know what's best.

At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 3:06:00 PM EDT, Blogger Paul Champagne $visitorIP said...

charles ... you are right, I came here and commented. You are more than welcome to come on over to the blogway boys and comment on my blog if you wish. I often get comments that disagree with my posts ... it doesn't mean I think the commenters are out spreading misinformation ... just that they have different opinions than I do.

I missed the specific number of 2200 on the Guttmacher site (it is terribly organized). I extrapolated the figure of 0.17% into my range of 2040 to 2380. The mean average of my range is 2210, not very far off from the number that Guttmacher gave. The point was that you said, "These are fabricated numbers, whoever is telling you these numbers is merely lying." when I said that thousands of partial birth abortions are performed every year. Last time I checked, 2200 would fall into the "thousands" catagory ... and these are just statistics for the United States, globaly the number is higher.

You say, "Human Rights are the domain of the Federal government" I quoted you portions of the 10th ammendment, as well as the Articles of Confederation ... you quoted me nothing in return. This is similar to when activist jurists interpret the law. There is only one way to change the Constitution and that is by ammendment ... why are you trying to circumvent it?

I didn't realize I had the reprehensible desire to scare and disgust women ... I merely saw it as a desire to help women make a choice they could live with. So I guess I'll have to live with the guilt of all those genetically flawed children that are a result of my opinions.

The point you originally made was, "Pat Tillman. Wouldn't have happened if we had waited. But we'll just stay, because they don't want us to and most Americans don't want us to, but GW does." And my point is that no one wanted to wait before going into Afghanistan. As for the Military covering up their blunders, that has happened since the dawn of creation. Luckily for those earlier militaries, the victors wrote the history books. I would be worried if I was not hearing about wrong doing and cover-ups ... that would mean that there were some successful cover-ups happening.

OH ... you found me out ... I want Mexicans to starve. Seems that since my wife is Mexican, my kids are 1/2 Mexican and my grand-kids are between 25-75% Mexican, it would be really great if the price of corn stayed up and they all died. Think before you make flipant comments.

Jimmy Carter was in charge when gas prices reached their highest prices (adjusted for inflation). He was also in charge while inflation ran amok and interest rates were at their all time highs. You can't just take the price in dollars, you have to adjust for inflation or every year will bring new highs.

No economical source of energy production is a panacea. We know for sure that coal fired plants are polluting ... with nuclear energy it takes a terrible accident or catastrophe to be toxic. I guess I'm a bad gambler and will take a possibility of contamination over a sure thing.

Are we safer? Possibly. But we can't get complacent. Do you think that it is pure coincidence that we haven't had a successful attack since 9/11? Do you think the terrorists have stopped trying?

mona ... I hear what Charles is trying to say ... I just believe him to be wrong in his beliefs. I was once a liberal, but I quickly grew out of that once I left school and got into the real world.

At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 8:32:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Paul,
I’m right about a lot of things. Like how to make you come back, for one. If I wanted to frequent conservative’s sites, I’d be right there, but I have no desire to do that. To say that you believe that the number of the D&X procedures is 5000, when by your own admission your mean was close to the actual number, is that not spreading misinformation?

Roe v Wade and Griswold v Connecticut both held that “the right of privacy as found in the penumbras of other constitutional protections protected the ‘right to marital privacy’” and “that most laws against abortion in the United States violated a constitutional right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment”. Roe v Wade “overturned all state and federal laws outlawing or restricting abortion that were inconsistent with its holdings.” [Wikipedia] Following your 10th Amendment, since they have prohibited the states then the power is reserved for the Federal Government.

“I didn't realize I had the reprehensible desire to scare and disgust women” is an admission that you are insensitive to women, because that is exactly what your counseling would do. It’s also an insult to their intelligence, because you would deem them incapable of making a decision without your counseling.

Do you think that the unique set of circumstances that led to Pat Tillman’s death could have or would have occurred if we had waited? I do not. Do you think that if we hadn’t had so many troops in Iraq that perhaps things might have turned out differently than they did? Again you are not getting the point I was making, and would rather argue something else. Your only worrying about not hearing about wrongdoing isn’t exactly making a case for your judgment, when one hears of wrongdoing that should be a concern. Our judicial system wouldn’t exactly work if they used that logic, would it? What in the world makes you think that there haven’t been successful cover-ups anyway?

I’ll think my replies out, if you’ll think yours out, instead of just regurgitating what you hear. I’ve known Texans married to Mexican women, it didn’t mean they liked Mexicans though. I’ll take it that part is a ‘no,’ what about the others? Why is it you seem to answer very few questions?

Let me remind you that when Jimmy Carter came to office we were still recovering from the 1973 Arab oil embargo, Jimmy Carter faced it and tried to rectify the problem. When we faced high gas prices in the 80’s Clinton stepped in. GW still hasn’t made a move. In fact GW was bailed out by the bin Laden family. [CommonDreams] So, do you really think that I would ever believe that GW is looking out for the average American?

“nuclear energy it takes a terrible accident or catastrophe to be toxic” Really? You don’t think that very small amounts of these elements cannot be deadly, as in almost imperceptible amounts? You really didn’t think this through did you? Did I get your ire up, and you couldn’t think? Considering your willingness to allow nuclear plants and storage near you, yes, you are a bad gambler. One problem with nuclear power is it takes fuel, as in nuclear fuel. To get that, it needs to be mined and processed, we have former phosphate mines here in Florida where the fish are covered in sores. It’s from the “naturally radioactive materials” that also result in the production of radon gas that is such a problem here in. Those weren’t even processed materials. When you start making yellow cake, the stuff is extremely dangerous. Tools used in hot areas have to be discarded and buried resulting in much greater costs than similar work elsewhere would. I never actually saw the movie, but perhaps you should view the movie Silkwood. I’d also remind you of the Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko. It didn’t take much to kill him. I’ll also take this opportunity to warn you that building nuclear plants gives terrorists new targets. If they take one of them out, do you think the death toll will only be less than 4000? Over the years I’m sure the toll would be much higher. Read page 9, paragraph 9 of http://www.ies.unsw.edu.au/current/Nuclear%20Forum%20Papers/Sue_NuclearForumUNSW.pdf, Swedish engineering in 2006 almost failed. You have far too much faith in American engineering being superior to others’. I worked for G.E. while I was in Texas, and I know how they wouldn’t spec some things for some nuclear plants until it was already built, something not exactly confidence inspiring. Having us build it then do the drawings = poor engineering technique. That was probably something they could have been burnt for legally.

Much of your problem with not believing in my beliefs is that yours is just that, beliefs of blind faith. Mine is belief that my thought processes are mulled over and thought about until I come to what must be true. You were never a liberal, if you were, you’d still be thinking.



Griswold v. Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Roe v. Wade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Carter Tried To Stop Bush's Energy Disasters - 28 Years Ago



Sue_NuclearForumUNSW.pdf (application/pdf Object)

At Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 10:27:00 PM EDT, Blogger Keshi $visitorIP said...

hows u Charles? :)

Keshi.

At Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 10:27:00 PM EDT, Blogger Keshi $visitorIP said...

Charles tnxx for stopping by.

I hv written a post on Cyber crime...it's 2nd para is abt the net harassment I face on a daily basis...hv a read. Cos u asked abt it. :) tnxx!

Keshi.

At Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 6:48:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Keshi,
My pleasure stopping by. I'll read the post today.

At Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 10:02:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

70th commenter...woohoo!!!

Congratulations, because of me :D

At Friday, August 31, 2007 at 3:00:00 PM EDT, Blogger Welcomes you! $visitorIP said...

I like GWB..Oh, well, it's not the first time I've stood alone and I'm of the impression that it won't the last time...

~smile~

At Friday, August 31, 2007 at 5:43:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Welcome Ambre.

Please feel free to comment. As you can tell, I will stand my ground as well.

I'd like GWB if:
He weren't so stubborn.
He didn't have his conflicts of interests.
He wasn't Pres.
He didn't surround himself with the people he does.
He'd never been associated with the Bin Laden family.
He'd waited to find out about WMDs in Iraq before invading it.
He'd get our troops out of Iraq.
He'd pursue Osama Bin Laden.
Various other peeves I have, one of which was with the way the elections were subverted.

He's got a lot to do and to apologize for before I'll like him, in other words.

At Friday, August 31, 2007 at 9:50:00 PM EDT, Blogger Ambre $visitorIP said...

I would have been very disappointed had you not stood your ground. I actually agree with a few points of interest you so kindly listed, but I'll not tell which they are. 'Tis the lady's secret. (smile)

I appreciate you stopping by my blog, but the one you visited is of no earth shattering importance, but rather a little B&W nonsensical rubbish...

To know Ambre's thought process, you must visit my main blog, should you dare, I hope you'll find something enjoyable to click through. It's more of a creative writing blog, but I'm venturing out into other areas. Come visit my Flash 55's!

Thanks Again...

ambrerae.blogspot.com

At Friday, August 31, 2007 at 10:56:00 PM EDT, Blogger Paul Champagne $visitorIP said...

I don't consider my blog a conservative blog. I just comment on the news.

Do you really think that counseling a girl is an insult to her intelligence? There are girls 13-18 years of age getting abortions. They don't have all the answers ... what they mostly have is fear. Do you propose taking the guidence councelors out of the high schools then? We wouldn't want to insult the intelligence of the students.

You keep telling me that I am listening to people who are telling me lies. I'm not listening to anyone. I don't even have FOX news. My satalite provider doesn't carry it in the basic package. I am capable of reading the news and making judgements based upon my life experiences. Who are you listening to ... Air America?

And yes, I was a liberal. In High School they gave us a survey and mine was liberal down the line with the one exception of that I supported the death penalty. But I grew up, started working, started paying taxes and my ideals changed. Most liberals evolve into conservatives ... that's how the human race survives.

At Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 12:52:00 AM EDT, Blogger David Hoskins GOD $visitorIP said...

???????

At Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 6:46:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

David,
Welcome. Sorry I didn't respond sooner. If you read my comments above perhaps things will be more clear.

At Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 12:15:00 AM EDT, Blogger jillie $visitorIP said...

Thanks for the idea Charles and it's done ;o)

Hope you had a great Labor Day wknd...

At Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 1:41:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Yeah, Jillie! That really is a gorgeous photo of you.

At Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 9:15:00 AM EDT, Blogger Jessica $visitorIP said...

I can't watch him speak. He makes me cringe. He makes me nervous for him. I thought he might improve over the years. GW has been so disappointing.

At Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 10:06:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Jessica,
I neither want to watch him speak or listen to his misinformation spewed in an attempt to justify his stubbornness. Its kind of like watching a car rust, no matter how much you hope it will reverse its course, the condition inevitably deteriorates.

At Friday, September 7, 2007 at 8:24:00 AM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Hey Charles! :) I hope you & your friend Court & his wifey are doing well!

At Friday, September 7, 2007 at 11:14:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Hey Mona,
I just spoke with Court on the phone a few minutes ago, and he's still at home, his wife has taken a temporary job for which I have no details. He seems to be in better spirits than last time I spoke with him, so either the pain is subsiding or the medication is doing what it's supposed to. As for me, why would anything be better than it already is? To get better they'd have to get worse first.

At Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 12:55:00 AM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Charles. There is ALWAYS room for improvement :D
Even Heaven can be improved upon upon.
Send you thanks Man that they do not get worse...

At Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 12:59:00 AM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Hazaaron Khuwahishein aisee ke har khwahish pe dum nikle/ bohot nikle mre armaan likin phir bhi kam nikle[ a thousand desires are such that each one would seem to take away your life. So many of my desires have been fulfilled, yet it still appears there are more...]

At Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 1:41:00 PM EDT, Blogger jillie $visitorIP said...

Good morning...no wait...it's afternoon! Damn, I have really lost ALL track of time!!!

WI is actually coming along quite well. Although I had a rough day yesterday, I am really spending some quality time with my mom. WHEN I am not on the computer..hahaha.

Hope you're having a terrific day!

At Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 1:50:00 PM EDT, Blogger jillie $visitorIP said...

Yeah, I see that...what a fuckin jack ass! He is such a coward. Have you left any comments for him? Why, of ALL people, Lime? She is one of the sweetest people out there...

At Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 5:19:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Hey Jillie,
Glad things are enjoyable with your Mom.

Why the hostility he harbors in the first place? I'd say he's miserable and wants to make others miserable too. Either that or he's crying out for the help that he obviously needs. He should get a clue, that if its help he wants, blogs aren't the place to get it. Try the courts, the police, or (BIG IDEA!) a qualified mental health professional, preferably one capable of prescribing the correct medications.

At Friday, September 14, 2007 at 10:24:00 AM EDT, Blogger jillie $visitorIP said...

I really agree with you. Maybe he is jealous of all the attention his sister gets and he's trying to hurt her. Who knows but I don't think he needs to vent his anger on us when we don't even know who he is. I think the best way to treat this guy is to TOTALLY ingore him. Like a child, negative attention is some form of attention. Deny him the ability to get under our skin. Maybe find something positive about his comments and see what kind of reaction we get. Or, just ignore him all together.

Hope you have a GREAT wknd Charles ;o)

At Friday, September 14, 2007 at 12:59:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

he is deranged all right.I think he does need help.

At Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 7:37:00 AM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

90th comment yayyy!

No jillie, it is not about jealousy with his sister, its about his misanthropic convictions.

Looking closely, he seems to be suffering from schizophrenia... he is surely a split personality for sure!

At Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 5:15:00 PM EDT, Blogger S E E Quine $visitorIP said...

` Wow! I wonder how long this thread can go?
` BTW, Best Deoderant Evar!

At Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 10:32:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

This post will be here for over a year, how long the comments go is another question. I didn't expect a link to your blog advertising Catspit.

At Monday, September 17, 2007 at 5:20:00 PM EDT, Blogger S E E Quine $visitorIP said...

` No one expects Catspit!

` PS I like that name!

At Monday, September 17, 2007 at 9:36:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

:>)3

At Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 12:21:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

I would like to stick that...let me see... my car, My window, My desk, My cheek....

NOOOOOOOO!!! not the last one, not the last one! :D

At Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 8:48:00 PM EDT, Blogger Peter Chen $visitorIP said...

Hi Charles,

Wow!!!! 95 comments, and if you approve this - 96!!!! You must have a large readership.

Actually, just here to let you know I have responded to your comment in my post How to ban a person from your blog.

Peter (Blog*Star)
The easiest way to earn something for your blogging efforts

At Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 10:37:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Wow, Thank you and welcome, Peter. Not really a large readership, just have had this up for quite some time.
Feel free to stop by and chime in anytime.

At Friday, October 5, 2007 at 3:08:00 PM EDT, Blogger Jessica $visitorIP said...

Someone should stick one on GW's forehead.

At Friday, October 5, 2007 at 3:45:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Jessica,
It'd be the closest thing to a thought having been on his mind in a good long while. :)

At Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 10:12:00 PM EDT, Blogger Peter Chen $visitorIP said...

Hi Charles,

99 comments now!!! Wish I can beat your record.

I have responded to your second comment in my post How to "ban" IP from your blog.

Long message follows under signature line. Hope you don't mind:

Peter a.k.a. enviroman
Enviroman Says
(floods in England, polar ice and ice caps at moutain peaks melting, I think more severe and frequent hurricanes in US, rain when it is supposed to be a dry season in my country, someone from Queensland recently contacted me if I noticed the weather changing. I replied when I was young I had to sleep under the blanket, but now I sleep topless. If I remembered, he said it is freezing in tropical Queensland and now he has to sleep under a blanket. Please folks, take good care of our one and only Spaceship Earth which have no lifeboat. It may not affect us severely now, but it has every chance of severely affecting our future generations. Then they will have lots to be "thankful to us)

At Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 8:52:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Peter,
Let me say thank you, and then say congratulations. Congratulations you're the very first 100th commenter on my blog.

At Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 10:11:00 AM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

YYYYAAAY! more than 100 comments!!!

I want a Treat that does not involve Pizzas or coffee!

At Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 11:53:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Mona,
OK, let's have Buffalo wings. ;)

At Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 6:29:00 PM EDT, Blogger Peter Chen $visitorIP said...

Hi Charles,

103 comments now. With this one (presumed to be approved). It is going to be 104. Wonder when it will reach 200.

Thanks for your tips about adding a second <head> section which I have added to my post IP ban and have attributed it to you (by name plus a link to this blog). Hope you will have a look to see if there is any error or suggestions and it you would like anything changed (like for example, using a nickname instead of Charles or to link to another site, etc.

Peter (Blog*Star)
Testing Blogger Beta (now New Blogger)

At Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 8:55:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Duh huh!

I had no Idea that buffaloes in America had wings...

At Monday, October 8, 2007 at 9:13:00 PM EDT, Blogger Keshi $visitorIP said...

ty for that Charles! :)

Does it work for Blogger?

Keshi.

At Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 7:56:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Keshi,
Yes, it does. I would suggest to anyone who is attempting to ban someone from their blog to also include the following tags into their template just before the end </html> tag:
<HEAD>
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
</HEAD>

This is a second head section, that should prevent the use of the cache to read whatever got loaded before the redirection took place. I hope that this helps.
It should also make certain that in order to read your blog again, they return, so it should increase your hit count.

At Monday, October 15, 2007 at 3:19:00 AM EDT, Blogger Keshi $visitorIP said...

ty so much Charles!!

Keshi.

At Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 8:33:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

At Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 9:57:00 PM EDT, Blogger Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! $visitorIP said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

At Monday, October 22, 2007 at 12:04:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

At Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 11:27:00 AM EDT, Blogger S. E. E. Quine $visitorIP said...

` Tipping the balance - we go from 111 now to 112! Perfect sticks no more!

At Monday, October 29, 2007 at 1:07:00 AM EDT, Blogger The Red Queen $visitorIP said...

Huh.
It is sad that this WMD thing is still on. I mean, what of bettering the world YOU live in, instead of trying to 'better' someone else's world (even if they DON't want you to), screwing it up, and subsequently citing 'collataral' damage & pre-emptive warfare?
That's about as cockeyed as 'Diet Ice-cream' (maybe not the BEST comparison, but you catch my drift). Pre-emptive warfare is just a fancy way of saying we bomb you first becuase we think we're right. Sorry about the meandering comment but this really bugs me!

At Monday, October 29, 2007 at 5:50:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

TRQ,
Indeed, we are not safer(on the contrary, we have more people who hate us), and our economy is being ravaged by a failing dollar, gas prices are at record levels, food prices are rising due to that, the housing market is kicking more people to the streets(read homeless)and the stock markets are taking a tumble. What about us? Who's protecting us from our supposed 'protector'?

At Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 3:59:00 AM EDT, Blogger The Red Queen $visitorIP said...

@Charles
That's the part you're not supposed to ask about... >:(

At Friday, November 2, 2007 at 12:51:00 PM EDT, Blogger S $visitorIP said...

Ok got it now....thanks mona! :)

At Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 8:02:00 AM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Susie???

I guess she got confused by the profile & the WMD post!

At Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 9:07:00 AM EST, Blogger Jessica $visitorIP said...

The New World War

WWIII? Is that where we are? Is that what we've started? I believe in my country more than most, and I think that we've lost our pea-picking minds! visit my blog to see the rest! XOXOXO Charles!

At Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 10:08:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Jessica,
We haven't lost our minds, but I fear our 'leaders' may have. My greatest fear is that there may be some idea in their (demented) minds that they can just take over despite any opposition by the people. Let's hope its just a paranoid thought on my part.

At Friday, November 9, 2007 at 5:15:00 PM EST, Blogger Flash $visitorIP said...

Greatest day in history.

1/9/09

At Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 7:03:00 PM EST, Blogger Queenie $visitorIP said...

Thats the date then is it,209???????

At Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 9:29:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

January 20, 2009 Noon in Washington, D.C. is when the new President is sworn into office, until that time, we have to put up with him, despite all of his pig-headedness, lies and assault on our economy.

At Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 12:35:00 PM EST, Blogger mcewen $visitorIP said...

Aha! thankfully I now know what a sticky post is, otherwise I would have been totally confused.
Cheers

At Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 3:46:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

McEwen,
I'm glad you know too. :)
Question: "Cheers" - So where's the drinks?

At Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 10:17:00 AM EST, Blogger /t. $visitorIP said...

god bless
america & george

"no billionaire left behind"

/t.

At Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 8:18:00 PM EST, Blogger Keshi $visitorIP said...

hows ya Charles? :)

Keshi.

At Friday, January 18, 2008 at 3:37:00 PM EST, Blogger Cooper $visitorIP said...

Awesome...I'm taking one!!!

At Friday, January 18, 2008 at 3:45:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Cooper,
Welcome. Its always good to find someone with similar feelings.
Please feel free to distribute it widely.

At Monday, February 4, 2008 at 6:52:00 PM EST, Blogger Pink $visitorIP said...

Hi Charles,

Thanks for visiting :)

GWB...thats how you spell armegedon?

;)
xx
pinks

At Monday, February 4, 2008 at 8:38:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Pink,
No, that's an abbreviation for Antichrist.

At Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 7:11:00 AM EST, Blogger oldmanlincoln $visitorIP said...

George W. Bush. The sad thing about this president is that more than half of the people who voted in the last election actually voted for him. How can that many people make that kind of mistake and still call themselves Republican?

At Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 7:18:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

oldmanlincoln,
My question would be how can he take so much of our freedom, money, children, husbands, and wives, and purport to support freedom?

At Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 8:26:00 AM EST, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

Charles, I think Lincoln means 'republican' as in ' sovereign democratic republic' and not party wise.

At Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 3:30:00 PM EST, Blogger S E E Quine $visitorIP said...

` Thought I'd add another comment here - perhaps you'll get 500 before Bush is gone!
` I think Obama might be our next president. If not him, maybe Hillary. Why? Because they are bent on making a big change from the Bush Era, and I think finally that almost everyone has gotten around to agreeing.

At Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 6:19:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

S E E Quine,
Let's hope that its not another cut taxes and increase spending, then blame it on the Democrats for raising taxes to pay for our spending Republican. I don't know if McCain is so inclined (although I suspect he is) but I do know that he is a war monger, and we need to take care of us, before we take care of another country. We went through a similar but not as severe economic slump when George Sr. was about to leave office, also we had high oil prices that went down when (Oh my GOSH) Clinton got into office, simply because he did something about it. The Bush family's ties to oil aren't exactly secret, so why would it be a mystery as to why GW hasn't done anything? There's a conflict of interests, and we're on the losing side of the battle, and OPEC and the Bush's aren't.

At Monday, March 10, 2008 at 11:16:00 AM EDT, Blogger ANNA-LYS $visitorIP said...

Here is so many comments I could not find a single world not already said.
Maybe, If I say something intellectual in some other language?

At Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 5:32:00 AM EDT, Blogger rahul $visitorIP said...

...wow :P

At Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 8:36:00 AM EDT, Blogger R2K $visitorIP said...

: )

At Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 10:21:00 PM EDT, Blogger Friendly Stranger $visitorIP said...

The world needs peace...

At Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 4:32:00 PM EDT, Blogger Dawn....सेहर $visitorIP said...

WOW....I Was zapped looking at 2009 :)!!!
Makes sense after reading the post :)
Well dear I have come to tell you my Hindi poetry book is released and I need your support, please check my HIndi blog: http://pratahakaal.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much
Cheers

At Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 11:17:00 AM EDT, Blogger Kiera $visitorIP said...

Love it!! I'm anxiously awaiting the day we get a new pres too.

At Friday, August 1, 2008 at 1:21:00 PM EDT, Blogger Gledwood $visitorIP said...

Are you trying to imply men need Artificial Intelligence 'cause they've got none naturally of their own..?

%->...

At Friday, August 15, 2008 at 7:30:00 AM EDT, Blogger Mojo $visitorIP said...

The only edit I'd suggest is turning the question mark into an equal sign.
Make no mistake, if we truly wanted Osama, we would have him. But a dead or imprisoned Osama can't be used to frighten the public into buying the lie. An at large Osama -- even if he's been quiet for a while -- is much more useful to the White House.
Nice job!
-Mojo

At Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 3:35:00 AM EDT, Blogger LisaPizza $visitorIP said...

You asked Charles, "Have you read the accounts of what GW did when he was informed of what had happened on 9-11?". No I have not. Where did you read them? I'd like to read that book or article. And it sounds like I want my crazy Republican-or-bust friends and family to read it as well. I think a more appropriate sticker would read "Got WMD?" like the Got Milk? campaign. This war was marketed and sold to the American public and our representatives helped us buy it with their votes. And much like the Got Milk campaign we are sold on half truths and empty promises and we are eating it up! Milk does a body good! was another bogus ad slogan. Perhaps the Milk Advisory Board's PR firm could help Obama win this election and we'd get a break from the Republican machine that has taken over our government. My sticker would read What WMD's? Obama 2008!

At Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 4:31:00 PM EDT, Blogger Chris Wood $visitorIP said...

Way to go on that. Great stuff & I completely agree. Bush is a mad worthless piece of shit.

At Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 11:45:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Mojo,
I believe you're right, that and Bush is a friend of Osama's family.

LisaPizza,
I'll see if I can find some (there's plenty to be found using... wait what's the name?... OH. Google.)

Chris Wood,
Thanks. But what's with the insulting shit?

At Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 12:21:00 AM EDT, Blogger Chris Wood $visitorIP said...

Insulting Bush? I think when the man behaves like that, insulting the guy is a right. Sorry if you don't agree, but that's what I think.

I sincerely doubt his policies have done another more than making Americans particularly and Westerners in general more of a target. Not to mention killing tens of thousands of innocent people.

So ... I like insulting the guy.

At Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 9:34:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Chris,
Read my last comment again. I think you may be giving shit a bad name. :)

At Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 9:12:00 AM EDT, Blogger Chris Wood $visitorIP said...

Ohhhhh ... sorry Charles, I was totally cross-eyed on that one!

Nice one!

At Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 1:07:00 PM EDT, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

Yaaay! I am the 150th commenter :D

Hehehehe... Seher is telling you to check her hindi poetry blog :D :D

Did you check her hindi poetry blog??? :D :D

At Monday, September 15, 2008 at 10:33:00 PM EDT, Blogger ciara $visitorIP said...

charles, what do you think of mccain choosing palin as a running mate? it is very scary to me, and i think too many people are putting all their eggs in the 'palin' basket.

At Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 6:00:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Mona,
You know I don't read Hindi. I'm afraid that I would be lost reading Hindi poetry.

Ciara,
The move reminds me of that 80s band from St. Petersburg, Fl, "Cheap Trick."
Anybody that believes she is anything to McCain more than a figurehead, is a fool (that is unless she becomes his Monica L.)

At Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 9:36:00 AM EDT, Blogger R2K $visitorIP said...

: )

At Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 11:52:00 PM EST, Blogger S E E Quine $visitorIP said...

Do you think it's about time this thing came offa here?

BTW, I got my computer back online!

At Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 12:30:00 AM EST, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PRESIDENT ELECT BARACK OBAMA !!!!

At Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 7:07:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

S E E Quine,

No. I'm leaving it until the illness is cured, a lot of damage can happen between now and the middle of January.

Mona,

YAY! We now have hope, when Obama gets into office we'll have someone who "gets it." When it comes to the plight of the people, Bush and his cronies hace had their heads in the sand (some would use a similar term with a different direction and location for their heads.)

At Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 11:39:00 PM EST, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

LOL! If you are saying where I am thinking...I am dying!!!!

With laughter of course! :D

At Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 11:09:00 PM EST, Blogger SandyCarlson $visitorIP said...

GWB is a WMD. And his days are numbered. May the blessed counting begin....

At Friday, January 2, 2009 at 11:51:00 AM EST, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

The countdown begins...

At Monday, January 5, 2009 at 7:22:00 PM EST, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

one down...we are almost there :)

At Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 7:25:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

< 2 weeks! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

At Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 2:24:00 PM EST, Blogger ARCHAVIST $visitorIP said...

Yeah come on Obama and strength to America

At Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 11:22:00 PM EST, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

two more days...yaaay!

Post a Comment

<< Home