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Decept-a-Cons and The Big Lie

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2010, at 1:47 PM

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Decept-a-cons:

As a conservative, I admit that the Bush Presidency was a disappointment. Bush ran as a conservative, so did most of the Republicans in 2000. Then they got to Washington - and something happened. They refused to fight the liberals in Congress, or to take on the liberal media, or to take on the UAW or public employee unions. Instead, they governed as liberals, creating entitlement programs, wasting money. They were given the opportunity to try and fix the Social Security mess, and they whimped out. They whimped out on Medicare and working to get big government under control of We The People.

They chickened out on energy reforms allowing the US to develop our vast energy reserves. They took no real steps to stop the abortion holocaust.

Decept-a-cons.

There were a number of Republicans Senators who made bold statements against the Stimulus/Slush Fund, and they were right to do so. This slush fund is money borrowed on the backs of our grandchildren, and mostly likely just out-right generational theft.

Then these Senators, after voting against the slush fund, end up participating in this fraud. They take funds from this poison pool. Every one of these phonies should resign, but they won't. Instead they will continue to say one thing and do another, and we wonder why Congress' approval rating is at an all time low.

The liberals in both parties are in a sprint to drive America over a cliff, and what do we get with many Republicans? They would rather we inch toward the cliff and fall off. The end result is still the same.

I did not vote for McCain, quite frankly, I see little difference between Obama and McCain. Either one in power, we are still headed for the cliff. Take a look at Nebraska's Senators. You really think there is a real noticeable difference between them? In the end, they will both pretty much take us down the road to Socialism.

The Republican Party and the Democrat Party play their little game, and they get you and I to pick sides, "my side is better than your side", and nothing gets done, or the situation gets worse.

The true battle is between those who want to to live under the Constitution and those that want to reform the country into a Socialist nanny state. There are some Republicans and some Democrats that still believe in America, and in the Constitution, and these are the people we need to support.

The Big Lie:

Celebrating the anniversary of the Stimulus/Slush Fund is akin to someone celebrating the anniversary of the day they got leprosy or a cancer diagnosis. Then the President keeps up this silly "jobs saved" mantra, which is phony, and we all know it.

Obama bragging about jobs saved is like John Edwards and Bill Clinton bragging about the number of aides they did not sleep with. C'mon!

The Big Lie is that Obama saved the economy with the slush fund, and as Hitler proved, people will believe a lie, if it is a big enough lie and repeated countless times.

We need to be smart my friends. There is much at stake. This level of government waste and incompetence cannot be sustained. Sooner or later, as almost all of us learn sometime in life, the bills come due. And folks, our government in racking up some bills we can never pay.

Every single citizen now owes hundreds of thousands of dollars because of a bloated, dysfunctional and out of control government.

It is time we act soberly, not as adversaries, but as brothers and sisters.

Defend America, not your party. Defend freedom, not hatred. Defend life, not stupidity.


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Reformed ding a ling - that's it? that is your big retort? You sound more like a punk everyday.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 2:31 PM

Well written Sam and again, spot on analysis. Vote and support conservative candidates over tax and spend and spend again liberals if you want to end this lunacy.

-- Posted by hankherndon on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 3:15 PM

Reformed - Okay - I appreciate your comments. It is true that Rush mentioned the big lie, but I don't think he talked as much as I did about how both parties were driving us over the cliff.

I can expound on a thought from Rush Limbaugh.

The mistake I think you and some others make is this:

I don't listen to Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin because I agree with them. I listen to them because they agree with me. And there is a big difference.

I was wrong to call you a punk. I apologize. Let me blame it on being tired from a long week. It is hard to be Joe Cool all the time.

I think you are nuts sometimes, but I enjoy hearing from you, and look forward to finding some areas we can agree on.

I appeal to you to trust that my motives are sincere. I have a wonderful family, and I don't want this country headed in the direction I, and many others, think it is.

I have no hate for Obama, only his ideas. And since I am asking you to trust my motives, I pledge to do my best to grant the same to you.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 4:05 PM

I agree it was wrong Sam, but accurate. Deadly accurate.

-- Posted by hankherndon on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 4:18 PM

I can't answer the question as I don't know what snarky means and am not going to waste the time looking it up. Is "thanks for regurgitating another talking point" snarky or is it deep thought?

-- Posted by hankherndon on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 5:03 PM

In 2000, George W. Bush ran as a Conservative. We Conservatives listened and liked what we heard, so we voted for him. He had the political capital, both houses, and used it wisely, (wars included, we haven't been hit since 09/11/01). Then he tried to bring everyone on his side, democrats and media. Little by little, Conservatism went by the way side, and in it's place came bipartisanship.

The 2004 election could be summed up this way, "do you want Bush or Kerry"? That 2nd term became more about reaching across the aisle, than about maintaining the principles he ran on.

By 2006, his weakness combined with the total corruption on the republican party brought in the democrat majority in both houses. The 2008 election cycle gave us mccain. To the Conservatives, he was a mere continuation of the 2nd Bush term, he was difficult to vote for.

Then again, we Conservative will have to hang our hopes of the republican party, as their base principles are the closest to ours. But given their nature and history, they will probably bungle it, so our hope is to take over them.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 5:23 PM

Chunky is right. We conservatives need to work within the Republican Party as it is the vehicle already in place. A third party would make certain that the Obama disaster continues. Sam's point is valid. We need to hold the Republicans to the conservative standard, rather than let them turn hard left as soon as they hit The Beltway.

-- Posted by Leo.Pold on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 6:08 PM

Actually Guillermo, President Obama has not been a disaster. He alone has made America appreciate Conservative thinking. This may be his sole purpose as our leader. For this, he may actually be great.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 7:40 PM

Backwards hank -- "Obama a disaster."

How about running over to Southern Afghanistan where our troops had those Abrams Hybrid IED/Mine plows, with chain detonation controls to follow into the Taliban stronghold.

Tell those guys manning firing positions in their new armored troop trucks, plowing the IEDs out and detonating them and smashing the thousands of Poppa Bush era CIA-supplied land mines --- that this president is a failure and disaster.

But you better be careful, a whole bunch of those career men were out there in Iraq, welding steel plates to their "thin skins" while Cheney declared that was not happening.

And doggone, this disaster is responsible for tactics which captured two more Afghan Taliban top leaders this week, in addition to the one identified the other day -- plus the Somali Al Qaeda leader killed a week ago, which generated a frantic outcry of "lost intelligence."

Never fear -- I emailed the Pentagon that there are several super-patriots they can recruit from the McCook Gazette.

For sure, these great heroes will be happy to volunteer for apprehension duties among the Taliban.

Hope you fellows don't mind me braggin' on your bravery and patriotism.

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 7:45 PM

generational theft. I asked my children if it was ok and they didnt seem to have a problem with it. They were glad to help out this great country with anything they have. Its a shame that more people dont feel the way they do. I love this country and if it needs money then I am happy to give what I can.

-- Posted by president obama on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 8:40 PM

Your children are indeed generous bigdawg. I think it is marvelous they are so accepting being responsible for $360,000 each right now and growing. Plus interest. Then there is the continuing cost of government that is going up they will pay as well. What jobs are they going to get that will allow them to pay all this? We have to assume that State and Local governments will continue to increase and so will their need for more money. Your kids will love that too? I think you are being cavalier with the burden that you are assigning on to them.

Is it interesting bigdawg that our fathers sacrificed to provide for us. You asked your children if they will sacrifice to provide for you. Are you proud of that?

-- Posted by backgammon on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 10:50 PM

DID ANYONE NOTICE??

That disaster of a president has named a couple of top hands to co-chair the Spending Reduction Commission.

"Flinty" Ex. GOP Senator Allan Simpson of Wyoming and Erskine Bowles, the super courteous Chief of Staff, cabinet officer and current President of the University of Nawth Carolina will be chairs.

Along with them, The President will name four other members, the congressional GOP will name six and Democrats will name six.

That 18 will be responsible for naming the final six for a total of 24 commissioners.

The "disaster" asked Congress to enact legislation making this commission's decisions binding.

Guess which bunch of politicians were so desperate to retain their "pork barrell" funding that they UNANIMOUSLY opposed the commission's orders being binding?

This after a week when THREE major Taliban leaders were captured and a fourth killed in Somalia.

Neo-Cons -- The real patriots are moving ahead to wrap up Afghanistan with those improved weapons, improved armored equipment, improved lines of supply and professionally developed tactics and strategies.

What a novelty -- a President who seeks professional advice and counsel -- LISTENS, ACTUALLY LISTENS -- and reaches decisions with the professionals full participation and support.

AND -- he won't be strutting around in a jet jock's pressure suit.

He just listens until a fully-supported direction for action is clear -- AND THEN HE ACTS!!!!

By the way, BOO, I'm still waiting for a list of counties and towns where you would be happy to go through at least 200 hours of training to become a volunteer policeman or deputy sheriff.

I was in a rural sheriff's office back in November, where a 100% disabled Desert Storm veteran was catching up the sheriff's files -- scanning index cards and other paper files into their new computer system.

That wheel-chair driving vet donates 30 hours every week to his county.

When do you start?

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 3:48 AM

Well hank you will just have to keep waiting

Unlike you, i have a full time job and family that is my responsibility to support and care for.

While you are sleeping the day away after your early morning trolls I will be working.

Your posts don't have the ring of truth to them,

they seem like the talk of desperate bragging, the need to be important by restating all the wonderfull things you have done in your life.

Truly good and thoughtfull people don't need to list their accomplishments.

-- Posted by boojum666 on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 7:10 AM

Amen boojum!!!! Hank and his ilk are watching their precious liberalism get exposed for the ruination of our CIA, California's budget, and health care reform. Global warming has been exposed as a hoax and we are a broke nation due to liberalism and the free spending that goes with it. Generational theft is nothing more than taxation without representation and that used to be unconstitutional. Liberals like big dawg have no shame nor care about the future of our children.

As for Hanks lies he is simply trying to make up for a lackluster go at life in his twilight by embellishing. Sad and pitiful is what it is.

-- Posted by hankherndon on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 8:56 AM

Boo - trying to talk sense with ole herndon can cause mental atrophy! To him, it is all about hating Republicans, and his entire world is viewed through that restrictive prism. I suppose we need to continue to reach out, hoping that rational thought may eventually escape.

Backgammon - you were kinder to bigdawg than I want to be after reading his truly moronic statement. It was you that pointed out the goofiness of dawgs hero, Upton Sinclair, a pro union guy who talks about how the unions were needed to stop child labor --- and yet he has no problem heaping mountains of debt onto his own kids. I think that is so twisted.

Bigdawg - If you want to volunteer to be a slave of the state, then do it. You probably already are anyways, just make it official, go handcuff yourself to a bureaucrat. You ding-a-lings want to force all of us to be slaves to your god, government, and you want our kids too.

Not gonna happen without a fight. In my opinion, you are engaging in child abuse.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 9:06 AM

don't you love the commission to study wasteful government spending?

You don't need a commission - just stop the union payoffs! just stop the pork! Roll back government by one third, from top to bottom, military excepted.

We don't need no stinkin' commission.

It would be like appointing a commission to study why your dishes are dirty. Good Grief.

Hank Herndon! Glad to have another sane voice aboard! Thanks for your time and comments.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 9:14 AM

Thanks Sam, The moment dawg started quoting Upton Sinclair, I knew what dawg is all about. America was founded upon individual rights and limited government. Bigdawg supports government rights with limited individual freedom. Backasswards. That is what these colleges are teaching as you have pointed out. I know, they tried to indoctrinate me.

-- Posted by backgammon on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 9:34 AM

Liberals will propose trivial cuts in spending and taxing the *&^% out of the middle class in order to put us all on even footing. Liberals will not be happy until we are as lively a society as the former East Berlin.

-- Posted by hankherndon on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 9:53 AM

You have no ability to do the math if you believe this. Our debt is beyond simply taxing the rich as any cursory look at it would confirm this truth. The only way is deep cuts in entitlements which the liberals won't do or huge tax increases on the middle class. I would recommend to you a high school math class in conjunction with a pie chart of the debt of the US. It is apparent to anyone with half a brain.

-- Posted by hankherndon on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 12:18 PM

Blah, Blah, Blah. You want indivudual freedoms? Like pro choice? Exactly what individual freedoms are you talking about? Oh wait, you only like the individual freedoms that your party leaders tell you to like.

Yes, I do support our government, I think its the best in the world. Its a shame to see it degraded day after day on this blog. I think the people we elect all do what they think is in the best interest for our country as a whole. There is always a bad egg in there somwhere but I dont think that reflects the majority.

I think it would be child abuse to not have enough cops around to protect my children, or not have such a fine educational system for them to learn in, nice roads and sidewalks for them to ride their bikes on, a fire department to help them in the event of a fire, a government department that inspects the food they eat to be sure its healty, a government department that tests drugs before they can sell it to my children for the flu. I could fill up the page with the things the government does that most people take for granted.

-- Posted by president obama on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 12:34 PM

QUOTE "Is it interesting bigdawg that our fathers sacrificed to provide for us. You asked your children if they will sacrifice to provide for you. Are you proud of that?

-- Posted by backgammon" UNQUOTE

Fantastic point, backgammon. Unfortunately for our children, the libs are quite happy about both their parents AND their children supporting them. That's what happens to those that never quite manage to grow up.

-- Posted by MrsSmith on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 12:49 PM

bigdawg, we all LOVE individual freedoms...including the freedom to live long enough to be born. Yep, we're smart enough to count 2 people when Mom is pregnant...too bad you all didn't manage so well in math.

Our local governments do a decent job of keeping roads, schools, and public servants at work...and we're happy to pay for them. Most of us have a lot more trouble when it comes to buying GM for the government, spending billions on Federal PORKers, and funding never-ending entitlement programs.

We also absolutely love government solutions to things like weatherizing homes. Have you looked into THAT boondoogle? For only something like $25,000 EACH, we've managed to save a couple thousand homeowners something like $100 a year on their utilities. Wow, at that rate, the program will pay for itself in ONLY 2 and a half CENTURIES. Woo-Hoo!!!!

-- Posted by MrsSmith on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 12:56 PM

Strangely enough, GI, this is my church's month to support the local pregnancy center. So far, I've donated a couple cases of diapers and a home-made blankie to "a stranger's child." The donation box has been completely full every Sunday. Yep, we're smart enough to count to 2 AND to help out both people.

You really should look up a few facts before continuing to push your so-disproven ideas about conservative giving. Anyone who reads already knows that Christians give more to charities, even secular charities, than liberals give.

It's a shame that our current liberal government sees no hypocrisy in it's stance against Toyota, given that it now owns a competitive car company.

-- Posted by MrsSmith on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 1:13 PM

While each party was outspending the other gilly, what were they practicing, fiscal liberalism or fiscal conservatism? If you answer honestly you might give yourself a stroke!!

I could give a crap about the democrat party or the republican party. Liberals and republicans who act like them with money we don't have are destroying this nation.

-- Posted by hankherndon on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 1:21 PM

Answer my question gilly.

-- Posted by hankherndon on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 4:07 PM

Let me answer that one Mrs. Smith. The government owns 60.8% of GM. That is 60.8% too much.

Guillermo-ding-a-ling buddy - We really need to get together and have a beer sometime. WE can have our own beer summit. You could see what a genuine redneck Christian blue collar working family man looks like, and I could see if you are a real person. I sometimes suspect that you may be a computer generated virus from moveon.org. Automatically generated when any true logic is displayed.

Mrs Smith - Backgammon hit a home run. It is a simple and wonderful point. The enduring character that defines the unique American spirit, is the willingness to sacrifice for the future, and the promises the future holds.

How dare our generation impose our government irresponsibility on the shoulders of the future?

I fail to understand how those who say they are for the weak, and claim to talk for the poor support the very policies that see to it people remain weak and poor.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 4:09 PM

Answer the question?

-- Posted by hankherndon on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 4:37 PM

what individual freedoms?

-- Posted by president obama on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 5:17 PM

Guillermo I will answer your question, re: What logic.

Respect for life is logical. The firm belief that human life is sacred, not evil.

The logical belief that each man or woman owns their own lives, that the government cannot steal the fruits of their efforts. Nor is the government due any reverence as to how I live my life, what foods I eat, what light bulbs I use, or how I wipe my backside.

The logical belief that God created all things, and the logic to declare the Darwin fantasy of Nothing plus No One equals everything as false. We have a Creation, there is a Creator.

The logical answer to our energy problems practically slapping us in the face Guill buddy. We want stimulus? Well drill baby, drill! Build nuclear plants, develop coal, and get these phony warmers off our freaking back!

This all seems rather logical. And you say....?

-- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 6:01 PM

Wow this has been a busy day for animated discourse.

I think we need smaller government. We need to encourage the private sector to be bold and take risks to develope new ideas, factories, jobs, income and the freedom to fail or succeed.

Right now not enough of this is happening because the private sector doesn't know what to expect from Obama and his fellow democrats. The private sector is afraid that they might be the next GM, either taken over or taxed into oblivion.

A lower tax rate, not a one time tax rebate, will result in an expansion of jobs, income and more tax revenue for the government.

For as smart as Obama claims to be, he doesn't seem to understand business. So he taxes the wealthy ,many who own business, manufactureing etc, etc how do they recover the cost of more tax?... raise the price of their products so the consumer has to pay more. Seems to me this is just like raising the taxes on "95%" of the people.

I am glad Obama won't mind to be a one term president.

-- Posted by boojum666 on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 6:38 PM

Yes, my parents sacrificed for me and when they reach an age when they need help I will sacrifice for them. I take it you dont sacrifice anything for your parents. They died alone in some extended care facitlity and you dont go see them?

If I raise my children right I hope they are willing to sacrifice for me. I would be proud of them for helping me out when I grow old and senile. What kind of family do you have Mrs. Smith?

I was reading the online edition and I see that a dam is cracked and needs replaced near mccook. I bet they do that with fedral dollars. Is that one of your pork projects? I guess the lake should be allowed to die.

-- Posted by president obama on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 9:06 PM

we had better be careful Guill - or actual discussions may break out

-- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 10:37 PM

From a legitimate news source

"Powell sees no basis for Cheney's claims"

"Have we so lost our faith in this country that we think one person, one man, can suddenly change our entire system?" "Former Secretary of State and DOD Chief of Staff Colin Powell asked. "That's kind of absurd."

"Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said former Vice President Dick Cheney's claims that President Obama's policies are putting the nation at risk have no basis, especially since most of the programs and procedures the Bush administration enacted have been continued or heightened under the Obama tenure.

Powell pointed to the ending of waterboarding as an interrogation tool and the success of criminal courts to try terror suspects, both during the Bush administration, as examples of why Cheney's claims of less safety are not "born out by the facts." Powell supported the Obama administration's preference of criminal courts over military commissions for suspects, including 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Christmas day attacker Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who, Powell pointed out, would get a lawyer in a military commission as well as in a civilian court.

Asked about progress in Iraq, Powell, who championed the invasion as secretary of state, said history will be the ultimate judge of events there. He said mistakes were made after the initial fall of Baghdad, but he said he hopes the Iraqi government will seize control of the opportunity they've been given by the United States.

He cautioned fellow conservatives who call President Obama a socialist, saying rough-and-tumble politics is nothing new, but to constantly criticize without attempting to offer new ideas is not productive."

"Have we so lost our faith in this country that we think one person, one man, can suddenly change our entire system?" Powell asked. "That's kind of absurd."

The quote and teh interview is a great deal longer

but if anyone is too dense to get this message, God help them -- it is obvious intelligence and common sense has failed.

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Mon, Feb 22, 2010, at 8:12 AM

Yes hank, it is obvious, Colin Powell can be wrong.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Mon, Feb 22, 2010, at 8:57 PM

By the way, Backasswards Hank--

Glancing through this whole blog chain, see you are blaming those terrible Liberals for California's current mess.

Despite your great political and economic knowledge -- California's present bankruptcy is traceable to one single boneheaded political action.

Back almost 50 years, two Uber-Conservative political operatives Jarvis and Gann pushed their wondrous Proposition 13.

with a heavy vote from senior citizens, who had enjoyed California's glory years and benefits -- Prop. 13 was voted in as the law of the land.

Result, property taxes were frozen to about 1968 levels.

Logically a great deal of commercial property was already held by corporate ownerships.

Before Prop. 13 became law -- most of the remainder of commercial property, virtually all farm lands in fact, were moved into corporate ownership -- along with a high percentage of multi-million dollar estates and high-end residences.

Since then -- commercial property does not get sold.

The corporation sells, with property assets.

For example, a major Los Angeles office building built for $90-Million in the 1960s, was the sole asset within the ownership corporation. In the 1990s, all the corporate stock sold for $850_Million.

About 2003, the corporation sold for more than a Billion.

Property tax appraisal on the building -- still less than $100-Million -- less than 10% of market value.

Homes with less than $1,000 in annual property taxes based on original construction dosts in the 1960s, sold in the Million-Dollar range in the 2002-2004 period -- and property taxes jumped to $15,000-$25,000.

Guess how many of those homes are now in foreclosure.

Fot the vast majority of California's commercial property and most of the most expensive homes, property taxes are less than 15% of where they should be.

This is why their schools spend less per student than any other state. From the nation's best public school system in 1960, California now has the worst.

All because two uber-conservative political operatives manuevered a b allot proposition to passage -- by telling a lot of lies.

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Wed, Feb 24, 2010, at 7:20 AM

Actually herndonhank, Prop passed in 1978, that is 32 year ago, not 50. And what it did was freeze property tax valuations at 1% of the real estate market value. So a the market values went up, so did the taxes, just not the rates, which are frozen at 1% of the market.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Wed, Feb 24, 2010, at 8:23 AM

Chunky,

The Saints be praised.

Thanks for verifying the point.

Property went up in value.

Only without sales of commercial real estate, there was no measurement for justifying any increase from that 1% of the market.

A Billion Dollar office building, still on the tax books at $900-Million, still generates taxes based upon less than ten per cent of actual market.

With more than 95% of all commercial property, corporate owned farm land and major residential estates owned by corporations -- and the only transactions involving sale of the corporations or corporate stock -- the result remains -- California is surviving on less than 25% of the actual property tax income it should have.

When the Neo-Cons set out to recall Grey Davis, he looked at the fact he had earned with decades of effective service the maximum state retirement.

All he could see in the future for California's Governor was the mess Conan has been battling for his entire time in office.

Davis refused to fight the clowns. After recall, he retired to northern San Diego County and has been enjoying life.

There was nothing he could do about the mess, it had been created by Jarvis-Gann and that was the law.

Unfortunately, most of the self-centered "old farts" who lead the charge for Prop. 13 were able to finish their lives in splendid comfort and leave their grandkids to pay the price.

Granted, many of them has survived the Dust Bowl and Depression, WWII, Korea and Viet Nam -- and felt they had earned some relief.

When Prop. 13 took effect, Income Tax rates were brutal.

I changed my entire business approach because of the income tax rates, which is ridiculous on the face of it.

But any businessman who does not consider taxes and how to avoid tax liabilities will be broke mas pronto.

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Tue, Mar 2, 2010, at 3:07 AM

By the way,

Backassward Hank,

Any clown who is too damn lazy to come up with his own blob handle should consider how pathetically he comes across attempting to insult his betters with "age slamming" BS.

My offer stands, any of you great Neo-Con geniuses want to join me for a four-day period of 20-hour days and stay with me the entire four days -- stand up and be counted.

You pay your own airfare, hotel and meal costs. I'll furnish the rental cars -- but be forewarned, even at 6'2", I drive the smallest available and the back seat might be crowded, because my laptop and GSA unit are in the front passenger seat. You'll need a small bag with three changes, shaving kit, an extra pair of lightweight pants and No-Doz.

Hope you like PBR news, traditional country, jazz and light classical music, plus instructional CDs about 50% of the time.

Hey, its my operation, so I make the rules.

Go to sleep and I'll drop you off at the nearest airport. Go to sleep on the plane and I'll drive off and leave you.

Go to sleep in a restaurant and I'll leave, shipping your bag to the GAZETTE from the next airport.

The deal is you keep up with this helpless, degenerate "old fart" for the full four days of at least 20 hours daily.

I expect about as many takers as we saw on the issue of volunteering with your local law enforcement.

As in war, most "neo-cons" are mouth fighters.

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Tue, Mar 2, 2010, at 3:23 AM

Thats some good stuff Hank. You got any for sale? You grow it yourself?

-- Posted by hankherndon on Tue, Mar 2, 2010, at 9:10 AM

Backassward Henri,

If I wanted some "ditch weed" I'd just come back to Indiana, Illinois, Wisonsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska to those areas which were big WWI and WWII hemp fiber producers and get mine along the roadsides like the rest of the country boys.

As it is, unless there develops a need for pressure relief from glaucoma, which seems unlikely, guess I'll stick with picking up a jug of four-grain, triple-distilled sipping whiskey every year or two somewhere in Appalachia.

Ain't saying where. The quality stuff is too darn hard to find.

The amazing thing about you, is your ability to throw in so many blogs with no serious content and no indication you have command of any facts -- plus inability to do anything but attempt feeble-minded insults.

Reminds me of the old boy who dropped out of sixth grade from our one-room school when he turned 16.

Never did learn to check the little guys in school for baseball bats before he decided to come down on them with all 220 lbs.

Didn't live all that long. He was working in a tire shop and decided to crack open a split-rim heavy truck tire without putting it under the steel cage. Sam can explain what happened.

He got it honest though. His dad refused to listen about pulling his bundle wagon's "nigh" horse too close to the threshing machine's power belt pulley.

When that horse lost his tail between the belt and pulley and the wagon ended up smashed into toothpicks -- he finally learned. Never went back to the pulley [right] side of the feeder.

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Sat, Mar 6, 2010, at 6:50 PM

Ahoy, there on the right,

"KARACHI, Pakistan (March 7) -- The American-born spokesman for al-Qaida has been arrested by Pakistani intelligence officers in the southern city of Karachi, two officers and a government official said Sunday, the same day Adam Gadahn appeared in a video calling for Muslim violence.

"The arrest of Gadahn is a major victory in the U.S.-led battle against al-Qaida and will be taken as a sign that Pakistan is cooperating more fully with Washington. It follows the recent detentions of several Afghan Taliban commanders in Karachi.

"Gadahn - who has often appeared in al-Qaida videos - was arrested in the sprawling southern metropolis in recent days, two officers who took part in the operation said. A senior government official also confirmed the arrest."

The DDD bombast and B.S. style from 2001 to 2009 never came close to capturing ANY Taliban or Al Qaeda leaders.

Already this year, in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia -- more than two dozen of the top leaders have been captured or killed.

Some directly by U.S. and NATO forces, most by the national security forces of nations who recognize that they can rely upon this U.S. President and become active against our common enemies.

Do any of you nice folks on the WAY RIGHT even once consider that this U.S. President is much more effective than a Texas clown in a pressure suit?

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Sun, Mar 7, 2010, at 5:14 PM

No. But thanks for asking.

-- Posted by Mickel on Sun, Mar 7, 2010, at 7:06 PM

"The logical belief that each man or woman owns their own lives... Nor is the government due any reverence as to how I live my life..."

"The logical answer to our energy problems... drill baby, drill! Build nuclear plants, develop coal.."

This all seems rather logical. And you say....?

-- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 6:01 PM

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Gearjammer,

Scrolling through, reviewed this post -- in its entirety.

"The logical belief that each man or woman owns their own lives..."

Would that you truly believed that, instead of your position of --"Unless some of us disagree and want to legislate away your ownership."

"The logical answer to our energy problems... drill baby, drill! Build nuclear plants, develop coal.."

Stretch it all you want, fossil fuel is being burned. Millions of years of creation being consumed by human waste within less than 500 years in all probability -- a millenium at best.

China's newest electrical generating photo-voltaic panels are double-duty roofing tiles.

About 30"X72" which go on the roof like giant shingles and turn the entire new roof into a generating plant.

They are attempting to cover every new building with these.

We develop much of the technology. The Chinese are running with the practical application and manufacturing of our ideas. They already have the head start on selling "their technology" to the world.

They are doing the same with wind generators. Boone Pickens may eventually be installing Chinese wind turbines for his "High Plains Wind Farm."

For LONG RANGE ECONOMIC STRATEGY, we should be conserving every drop of U.S. oil, every ton of U.S. coal.

Replace every BTU and KW Hour with alternate methods.

Try to have something left when we have burned everyone else's fosil fuels.

One little problem -- how to pay for their carbon.

One way, ship everything by rail, using trucks only when absolutely required. That way a five-man train crew can move a thousand big rig loads.

Whoops!!

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Wed, Mar 10, 2010, at 1:28 AM


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