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Friday, July 04, 2008

Independence Day for the U.S.A.

58 Comments:

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12:38 PM  
Blogger FJ said...

Happy 4th!

2:11 PM  
Blogger Alice Gorable said...

Have a great Independence Day,!

4:17 PM  
Blogger John said...

Happy 4th! God Bless America.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

Happy Independence Day indeed!

Reflecting our lefty trolls here, they would think that there is not that much to celebrate, eh? Freedom of thought is dangerous to them. Freedom to live out lives as we see fit is dangerous to them. And yet, those exact freedoms that they enjoy to say what they like and do as they please are a result of the ideals of the original founders of this nation.

Ironic, Yes.

Sad, yes.

Predictable, oh so very much predictable.

I have been told that I cannot support troops when I have not been there myself, but having close relatives does not count. I have been told that when these lefties do not serve it does not matter.

I say that the love of this country does not depend on the opinion of some shivering coward in their apartment telling me that love of country is the same thing as whether or not I like shellfish or not.

I do not need a lecture on what the meaning of patriotism is or is not. I know what it is, and my children know what it is. Thank you very much Mr. Obama, but that was a lost argument.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John,

This Picture might annoy you - But some of us think it is poignant as hell.

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/07/04/world/20080704POD_10.html

11:20 PM  
Blogger FJ said...

Just for the record... The dim-witted farmer did a ten year hitch in the USNR. So did the farmer's elder brother. The farmer's father did 25 in the USAF, and the farmers uncle died on the beach at Iwo Jima.

THAT is patriotism. Sitting on your ass bitching that your country doesn't give you free medical care is NOT.

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Swiftboated by his own party...in his own state!!!

Quote of the Day

"He likes to call his campaign the
'straight talk express.' Well, down here
we call it the 'forked tongue express.'"
-- Bob Haney, the GOP state committee
chairman in Arizona's 11th District

11:43 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

You people are a dirty national joke...and everyone else is tired of it.

If I'm a joke, then you must be a piece of sh*t under my boots. You haven't served at all, just b*tched.

And unless you are willing to serve and sacrifice, you've got no ground to stand on or right to complain. So stop stinking up the place, sh*t-face, and get your yellow-butt into your countries service. Otherwise someone'll likely scoop up your worthless *ss one day and throw it into a compost pile as so much silage.

1:03 PM  
Blogger John said...

"We know the cowardly piece of crap is not in Iraq actually doing any of the fighting that he pretends to believe is so vital.

So he must be talking about himself and all the fraudulent, chickenhawk cowards who are just like him. People like John and the dim witted farmer.

That these scum pretend to be patriots is the dirtiest joke imaginable."

For the third time, to argue that you can't support a war unless you boot up for it is imbecilic.

2:38 PM  
Blogger FJ said...

The anonymous surrender monkey's would rather sing the kumbaya Internationale than take the responsibilities that come with freedom. And unless your willing to boot up when called, you're in no position to criticize those that do OR criticize others that don't. The difference between real supporters of our military and cowards like anon is that they WILL come and sacrifice if/when called... and they'll put their tail between his legs and sneak off to Canada whining and complaining like the little yellow pussy traitors they really are.

3:22 PM  
Blogger John said...

They hate Bush and want Iraq to fail because he has his name all over it. It's pure, unmitigated spite.

They're like that.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Happy belated 4th, John. I was not around much to put in my comments.

FJ, if these trolls had ONE ounce of credibility it was lost when they diss'd you on your service to this country. The reserves get called up to active duty more times than many of them would care to know.

My grandpa served in the US Army Air during WWII...though he did not get sent to Europe of Asia, he was NO LESS a hero. He protected our borders from those who would try to reach them from afar.

James, well said, as well.

11:21 PM  
Blogger John said...

"...and we knew he would fail before he went in

millions of us were in the street saying precisely that

WE TOLD YOU SO..."

That's right. Before we went in. And its success is driving them insane.

Let them vent, but ignore them. Consider their posts dogshit on the ground and walk around it. The Kool Aid will be deleted. The rest are rants and raves that speak for themselves.

Ignore them.

11:34 PM  
Blogger John said...

Michaelwong:

I don't link to anyone.

11:35 PM  
Blogger FJ said...

Then the morons tell us to join up...I spent six years in the army, not that it's any of these pricks business...

I don't believe you for a minute. Not one.

7:39 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

...especially someone who would blame a "recruiter" for "suggesting" they go to Iraq. You're a fake and a fraud anon. Sh*t beneath my boots.

7:42 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

Sorry, I STILL don't believe you for a minute. Not one. And recruiters don't hide anything from anyone. Nada.

9:59 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

The left LOVES making up lies about lying liars, and they're the biggest lying liars in town.

There have been cases where recruiters deceived an enlistee, but they are few and far between.

I knew EXACTLY what to expect when I went in. Nothing was concealed from me. What would happen were I to fail to meet the established standards was ALWAYS in the back of my mind. It's what keeps you from quitting, loser.

10:19 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

And anybody who claims that today's enlistee's are "stupid" and "end up in Iwrak", is a fool AND a LIAR.

from a July 2 Pentagon brief..

it's a good investment to spend for those in math-verbal aptitude, because they are so much more productive. Yes, but they're more expensive, the Congress would note. To which we said, fine, we've looked at that and we've compared the increased cost of high math-verbal aptitude, to recruit them, versus the productivity gains that you achieve, with the National Academy of Science.

And when we blend those factors in a model, we could tell you that the optimum mix, for any service at that time, was in the upper 60-percent range. So that would tell us that we'd want to have at least 60 percent of recruits drawn from the top half in math-and- verbal aptitude. And if we did, it would be a cost-effective force mix.

Now, that's a hat trick for an employer to pull off, because that's a lot of research and a lot of parameters. But that is what the research told us. We reported to the Congress. And since 1994, the department has held to the following imperatives.

First, that recruits, 90 percent must be high school diploma grad. We grant certain exceptions for pilot tests, if we think we have a group of GEDs and we're testing a hypothesis of whether that group, of people with a GED, would retain like a high school diploma grad.

But as a rule, 90 percent, 60 percent top-half aptitude, 4 percent from the bottom third. If we looked at the bottom third, that 4 percent is a remarkable achievement because at the start of the AVF, 20 percent of recruits were from the bottom third in math-verbal aptitude.

Because of a mistake in norming the test we use in the 1970s, in '79 and '80, over half of the military recruits in DOD were drawn from the bottom third aptitude. When we renormed the test, that's what it told us. We didn't know we had taken in quite so many.

But you compare that, over half, with today's standard, of a ceiling of 4 percent, and you begin to get an appreciation.

10:33 AM  
Blogger John said...

"The left LOVES making up lies about lying liars, and they're the biggest lying liars in town."

Big time.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Alice Gorable said...

Liars and thieves...

Another Democrat gets caught taking a sweetheart mortgage, and the Democrat, his bank and the left again insist: Nothing to see here. Only this time, the Democrat is presidential nominee Barack Obama, who scant months after his election to the Senate secured with his wife a $1.32 million mortgage, discounted by three-eighths of a point, from Northern Trust Bank of Illinois.

12:59 PM  
Blogger John said...

Alice:

The trolls had a ready supply of Republican criminals (lumped together with misdemeanors, unindicted allegations, and with embarrassing situations that were non-crimes that were all inflated with sensational language) because it has been an organized, Democratic strategy to tar the GOP as "The Party of Corruption."

Meanwhile, mum on the Democrats because a sympathetic media is in cahoots with the strategy.

Recall all the noise that was made about Alaskan Republicans ("The Largest State of the Union").

They must scream loud because Alaska is actually one of the tiniest states in term of population and to deflect attention away from stuff like this happening in tiny states with large populations and political clout:

"Media Avoid Linking Democratic Party With NJ Scandals
By Kevin Mooney
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
September 10, 2007

(CNSNews.com) - New Jersey = Corruption. That is the conclusion when reading news stories about the latest round of criminal charges involving public officials in the Garden State, according to political scientists and media analysts.

However, the political scandals that continue to beset New Jersey have not translated into negative press coverage for the Democratic Party, which has been disproportionately affected by the corruption charges and arrests.

A criminal probe targeting elected officials operating at most levels of government in New Jersey resulted in the arrest of 11 public officials and one private citizen last week. Only one Republican was ensnared in the corruption investigation organized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The other 10 elected officials were all Democrats, and the private citizen was active with the Democratic Party.

All 12 suspects have been charged with taking cash payments in exchange for influencing the distribution of public contracts, according to the criminal complaints. As part of the investigation, the FBI created an undercover insurance brokerage firm to offer bribes through undercover agents. The suspects are accused of accepting payments ranging from $3,500 to $32,000.

Although the scandal has been widely reported, a Nexis search indicates the establishment media have been reticent so far to link the alleged criminal infractions with the Democratic Party.

The Nexis search showed more than 30 media citations using innocuous phrases such as "public officials" instead of 'Democratic Party officials' or a similar label."

Recall all the noise that was made about bit GOP players involved in homosexual shenanigans.

They still don't add up to the size of the McGreevey scandal.

Unless, of course, you raise the decibel level on the others.

3:29 PM  
Blogger John said...

"But they do believe in the Skydaddy...hahaha"

By their definition of "everyone else" and "everybody" (i.e. a "majority" as determined by polls) so does everyone else and everybody (except satanic freaks like them).

3:36 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

"Is this oblivious moron describing himself? We know the cowardly piece of crap is not in Iraq actually doing any of the fighting that he pretends to believe is so vital.
So he must be talking about himself and all the fraudulent, chickenhawk cowards who are just like him. People like John and the dim witted farmer. That these scum pretend to be patriots is the dirtiest joke imaginable."

Nope. Perverse litte pieces of shit like you are always the weakness of any Republic. You live off of the dole of public safety, you enjoy the benefits of liberty, you speak what you will and gather where you like, and you pretend that it is the same all over the world.

It is not the same all over the world.

These people that you hate and bad-mouth, fighting for your freedom to live and procreate more Darwin Award winners, do not evidently deserve your magnanimous and beneficent recognition.

Why cannot you just get online and support the birth of this great nation is a reflection of your own worthless and parasitic existence. Where the hell is your own enlightened enlistment in the armed forces?

You do not have one right?

Of course you do not. MY relatives and family are taking up the slack for your ability to bad-mouth them.

Not yours, provided that even on of them could even join the forces.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

Does Canada even HAVE an armed force now?

4:44 PM  
Blogger Alice Gorable said...

No, but I hear they're sending Joe Wilson to Canada to count Saddam's WMD's...

4:57 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

Thankee Alice.

Insightful as usual.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

As a Libertarian, congratulations to Dr. What'shis face.

What the hell did that have to do with what we were talking about?

6:16 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

MAYBE what you are arguing for is less government regulation and bureaucracy, and that is something I can get on board with.

Get the government out of the way and our lives are better, yes?

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libertarian Legacy:

Ron Paul's Campaign Manager, 49, Dies Uninsured, Of Pneumonia, Leaving Family $400,000 Debt.

What a testament to the Libertarian creed""which abhors the idea of universal health care.

11:23 PM  
Blogger Alice Gorable said...

Uh oh. Somebody got caught with his hand in the cookie jar again! :)

4:52 AM  
Blogger John said...

There's never an excuse for that kind of gloating, but Obama's looking good in the polls right now.

Congratulations to the Bush-hating lefties. Their shameless lies and propaganda seems to be working with a large chunk of the populace who are led to believe that this is the worst year in American history to be an American (it's not even in the top 231 worst out of 232 years).

10:33 AM  
Blogger John said...

"This may be a good year, after all, if people have finally thrown the myths of so-called conservatism out the door...merely laughing at the pathetic attempt to tar Obama with this silliness."

Really.

It seems Obama tarred himself with "the myths of so-called conservatism":

Suddenly, he's a states rights, pro-NRA, pro-Capital Punishment, anti-gay-marriage, and Let's-Wait-And-See on Iraq kinda guy.

And don't forget his toughguy talk about his unilateral, shoot-first-talk-later invasion of Pakistan (which is much closer to an ally than Saddam's Iraq ever was).

And a politician who plays the system and gets favorable treatment when landing a sweetheart Real Estate deal while the average joe gets screwed (even though he and his wife were--and still are-- bringing in 6 digits in an economy that is supposedly racist and wrecked).

And his speeches shore sound like Dubya's ta me, pa.

What? He's lying? But that's okay, because, you know, "everyone does it"?

Is that it?

Okay, but why does he have to lie if "conservatism is out the door"?

And why hasn't he ever, ever come out and proudly announced: "I'm a liberal!"?

Huffington's crowd knows what I'm talking about.

I think you do, too.

12:48 PM  
Blogger berty said...

Boy are these boys going to be surprised when McCain gives his inauguration speech in January 2009 to a Republican Congress. They still think their "Democratic Landslide" bluff has traction.

This week is turning "killer" for Obama. Yellow cake in Canada. More good news from Iraq. Obama taking kickbacks through Northern Trust and the Woods Fund. And even Hillary's donors moving 50-50 to McCain. WOW.

They're still believing last week's rhetoric echoing through the MSM. Fools. LOL!

6:18 PM  
Blogger John said...

"He still doesn't understand the fifty state strategery.

Or much else. "

Gotcha. So he's a same-ol'-same-ol' political opportunist. An actor. A phony. A liar.

"Change we can believe in."

Bullshit.

He's just another JFK-clone.

Now he's going to Berlin.

"Ich ein Berliner!"

It's true. That's what he's trying to invoke.

He's Uncle Teddy's little puppet.

Those trolls should really get out of the sixties.

Berty, it actually looks good for the Democrats picking up a few extra seats at this juncture.

And Obama's holding on to a pretty steady margin.

At this juncture.

6:58 PM  
Blogger John said...

First Alice, then Kelly, now Berty.

That's strike three.

Yerrrrrrrrr OUT!

10:06 PM  
Blogger John said...

Anon:

The picture of the Marines playing chess?

Why would that annoy me?

10:12 PM  
Blogger John said...

P.S. Berty, I'm not sure they're all "boys." I think one (or two) is a lefty female who got very angry by an earlier spanking.

Or her boyfriend for watching her getting spanked and enjoying it.

Obviously, it's gotten personal for them, and they're infamous for getting over-emotional and going ballistic, especially when proven wrong over and over again and having their delusions threatened.

Kinda like bratty little kids (the kind with bad parenting that told them they were smarter and better than everybody else for no reason except arrogance bred from angry insecurity).

10:25 PM  
Blogger John said...

"Oh they believe in something alright...putting their selves first...just like their scummy heros."

sp. "themselves" and "heroes."

This troll is illiterate.

10:29 PM  
Blogger John said...

"the mystery is why would anyone want to link to this dead end, little hole with it's three or four weak minded and palpably insane twits?"

Because they know you're just trolls, that's why.

Buh-bye.

Happy Independence Day. ;)

10:36 PM  
Blogger John said...

Berty said:

They still think their "Democratic Landslide" bluff has traction.

Indeed, the "steady margin" I mentioned is not only far from a "landslide" magnitude, but dubious.

Although these fools are gloating over a 12-15 point lead in the Bloomberg and Newsweek polls, Gallup has them dead-even.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

John, good to see that you sharpened the axe...and put it to use.

7:14 AM  
Blogger John said...

Vile creatures driven primarily by hate, spite, and schaudenfreud.

And they represent Obama's strongest base of support (which itself is already splintering because of his triangulation to the right).

9:05 AM  
Blogger John said...

They just staked what's left of their badly-battered credibility on a rout by Obama.

Like Berty said, they're in for a surprise come the day after election day.

I just hope they have riot police locked-and-loaded.

They're very sore LOSERS.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Alice Gorable said...

Congress's popularity/approval dropped into the single digits...9% today. WOW. Can you say, "Throw the Bums Out"?

4:14 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

"Then we have the weakest, little twat of all..."John" herself, whose legs are always spread for Shirker George and Deferment Dick, and whose wretchedly concupiscent hindquarters are forever lustfully and eagerly receptive to even the tawdriest of right wing shafts."

Nice sexual attack. Demonstrating once again that you have the utmost respect for the female gender.

Is that really the best that you can do?

I thought that the Democratic Congress was going to solve all of our ills?

They were going to take care of us, remember? They were going to make sure that gas prices didn't increase. They were going to heal the ills of the Bush Presidency, isn't that right? Here we have had Pelosi and Reid in charge for quite a while now.

They have decided to sue OPEC. They opposed keeping the Bush tax cuts. They have folded on just about everything and they stand for Jack Shit. Is it any wonder that the american populace holds them in such low esteem?

Sad "avuncular" (another bold name that means nothing): "Oh, I'm the winner, by the way..."

bwahahahahahha

Winner of what?

Biggest Jackass? Weakest gene pool? Loudest mouth with nothing behind it? How about the largest lefty mouthpiece born without a brain?

You should be ashamed of yourself, but you never got beyond potty training, so shame is evidently you do not comprehend. Let me sum it up for you, "winner."

YOU CANNOT FIGHT YOUR WAY OUT OF A PAPER BAG.

I challenged you. You failed. Other people challenged you. You failed.

Good job there, "winner."

6:23 PM  
Blogger John said...

James: Ignore hoi kakoi. Their shelf life here is very short.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

Gotcha there boss.

You have most to do with that, and again you have been a lot more tolerant than I would have been for that. Isn't funny though, John, that the "party of understanding" and the "party of egalitarianism" has to resort to sexual attacks and name calling? I am not a Republican, as you well know, but the most vicious attacks do not come from your party. As a result I still have a good deal of respect for the party that you argue for.

I cannot say as much for the left-bats that come here and do nothing but crap on your blog.

7:55 PM  
Blogger John said...

"Isn't funny though, John, that the 'party of understanding' and the 'party of egalitarianism'..."

Don't forget of "diplomacy," "diversity," "tolerance," "non-judgmentalism," "antiwar/Peace," and "Love."

And, of course, "Feminism."

Obama has peaked, the meltdown is beginning, and they're going down screaming and cursing like Milton's Lucifer flung from heaven.

"I'm not a Republican, as you well know, but the most vicious attacks do not come from your party. As a result I still have a good deal of respect for the party that you argue for."

Vote for it. The libertarian Party can't win this year, but they're in the front door and thrive when Republicans are in power--and ridiculed and maligned when the Left is-- so your principles and self-interest are not compromised by voting Republican.

8:22 PM  
Blogger John said...

"Congress's popularity/approval dropped into the single digits...9% today. WOW. Can you say, 'Throw the Bums Out'?"

Throw the bums out. But right now it looks like they're going to pick up seats-- unless we really get the vote out to at least the 2004 level (a record).

And give money.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

I give you this: I will vote for McCain and then bitch about him for 4 years or more if you can deal with that. The reason is that I am going to have to deal with the democrats otherwise.

In the local and state elections I am going Libertarian all the way.

No other way to get the voice out there brotha!

8:51 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

If you lived in my district in Texas I would be asking you for your vote for me....

8:57 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

"I will vote for McCain and then bitch about him for 4 years or more if you can deal with that. The reason is that I am going to have to deal with the democrats otherwise."

I am right with you....but I would rather rant about McCain than live with the results of Obama.

oh and if I lived in TX..in your parts...I certainly would be giving you my vote.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

Well, thankee there Kelly!

9:20 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

hehe...

That moran is trying to get even with you now without arguing.

What a genetic fuckup.

10:38 PM  
Blogger John said...

You got my vote, James.

The stars at night
Are big and bright

(clap, clap, clap, clap)...

What moran?

11:35 PM  
Blogger John said...

"Then we have the weakest, little twat of all, (lanabanana, Blossom, or Suze)...whose legs are always spread... and whose wretchedly concupiscent hindquarters are forever lustfully and eagerly receptive to even the tawdriest of right wing shafts."

Yup. That's why they like dropping by for quickies.

12:24 PM  

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