Acid Trip

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  • Guillermo,

    Spoken just like some one who has never participated in employment. Spoken just like some one who has lived his/her life by reading about the failures and short comings of other peoples lives. Yes, someday you will enter the real world and realize the lies you were told of in college. Or not.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Wed, May 19, 2010, at 8:33 PM
  • Nice to see you back Joe!

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Wed, May 19, 2010, at 10:05 PM
  • Ah, the genius of Jose Buck, Chunky & Eduardo:

    How tragic the memories are so short and weak.

    Happily damning "those spendaholic liberals" while ignoring 24 years of record deficit spending by Reagan, Poppa Bush and DubYah and the Draft Dodgers.

    Poppa Bush pursued unending military adventures and left the nation in severe economic distress, with farm, home and business foreclosures and non-stop farm auctions, plus western metals mining, timber and petroleum all shut down. The timber and metals mining have never recovered. Idaho's Silver Belt is just a memory today.

    And the U.S. of A. was burdened with more federal debt accumulation by Poppa Bush than all previous president's combined, topping $4-Trillion.

    Then eight awful years with Clinton/Gore slashing the federal budget, eliminating thousands of jobs and thousands of pages of outdated, redundant and unneeded federal regulations. Actually balancing the federal budget and paying down Poppa Bush's debts.

    Forcing conservatives to accept the first balanced budget in modern history, peace and stable prosperity.

    Then, to cap their dastardly deeds, those raging liberals set up a proven program to get the nation out of debt by the year 2010.

    Tragic, obscene liberal waste and spending.

    Then, eight years of Bush/Cheney (DDD) featuring two grossly mismanaged wars, near total destruction of the national economy, bankrupting most of the major banks and the auto industry, while reversing the NO FEDERAL DEBT and balanced budget "Wastrel Liberal" programs -- and pushing the federal debt to more than $11-TRILLION -- for the second time a Bush Presidency accumulating more federal debt that all previous administrations combined.

    Please you NeoCon geniuses -- explain to this ol' country boy, who has been producing business profits, creating jobs and reorganizing financially distressed businesses to stable profits for a full half century -- Just how it is, that I don't understand the facts of economic life.

    The fact is, before DDD, the strong, for-profit Health Insurance Industry registered $2.5-Billion in net profit in 1998.

    By 2008, with DDD, the same companies were piling up $12.5-Billion in annual net profit.

    The oil industry was extremely profitable in the 1990s, and much more so with DDD during a period of surplus crude oil supplies -- When we had runaway Gas and Diesel prices (Tons of truckers bankrupted out) and the "Oil Patch Cronies" of DubYah and Shotgun Cheney posted record net profits beyond imagination.

    Enron's frauds were wandering in and out of the White House, just like family.

    When Katrina hit, $5-Billion was budgeted for Hurricane Relief -- and did that ever turn out well -- for the "No-Bid Sweetheart Cronies" -- Halliburton and Kellogg, Brown & Root -- since they got about half of the total relief money and the folks in New Orleans still can't find what was accomplished.

    But don't forget the Iraq/Afghanistan/Kuwait no-bid, sweetheart contracts for those good ol' boys and Blackwater.

    Auditors have uncovered major fraud with each of them -- and KBR's construction has resulted in more than 30 soldiers' deaths by electrocution in KBR buildings.

    And of course, at the end, the Draft Dodging Stooges left the country in the worst economic mess since 1932. They couldn't even manage their own TARP bailout program without screwing it up, leaving it to those liberals to make it work and save Detroit, Wall Street, the banks and AIG.

    Please fellows, tell us some more about prudent and frugal conservative GOP spending habits.

    For Sam's Sake -- let us not forget DubYah flying out on the mail plane to strut across that hangar deck with the "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner.

    Let us not forget Shotgun Cheney standing before the CNN cameras declaring people were lying when they said U.S. soldiers were raiding junk piles for steel plate to weld onto their HumVees and other thin-skinned vehicles.

    Only problem -- As old Shotgun babbled away, the CNN cameras on the split screen were showing that scrap steel being welded onto the vehicles.

    Let's not forget Shotguns' great skill with weapons, missed the birds, shot his lawyer.

    Let's not forget the DDD boys designing the lying Swift Boat attack on a legitimate combat veteran and decorated hero. A bunch of proven cowards inventing lies for political purposes.

    Let's not forget DubYah closing the Central Chicago VA Hospital, or the neglect of wounded men at Walter Reed, minutes from the White House.

    Let's not forget, the troops in Afghanistan now have heavy armored vehicles, Hybrid-Abrams "mine plows" and full complements of Predators and other unmanned aerial surveillance and attack aircraft.

    This morning, the Talibs tried attacking the Basram air base, exchanging ten of their own known to be killed and untold numbers wounded and with other bodies carried off, for one fatality and some wounded.

    Compare with the routine attacks on Rumsfeld's isolated outposts, where we routinely lost 20-30 men in a single nightime attack before air support could cover the hour flying time needed to get on station.

    Please tell us more about RATIONAL, LOGICAL, PRUDENT AND EFFECTIVE Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld combat direction in direct opposition to advice from the professionals -- and this "raving liberal" listening to the professionals and developing a total program for victory.

    Plus, a president who listened to people on the ground and understood the Bush/Cheney policy of torturing prisoners and indiscriminately killing civilians -- was sure to lose any peace we might achieve.

    Please explain how the thousands of dead soldiers and hundreds of thousands of dead civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan-- were winning the peace.

    And then, please, please explain how billions of dollars wasted from fraud on the part of Halliburton, KBR and Blackwater is fiscally and militarily good for us taxpayers.

    There are lots of family members of the thousands of dead heroes who would love to hear your explanation.

    Eduardo -- It would help if you could come up with something besides -- "young sucklings."

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Wed, May 19, 2010, at 10:12 PM
  • Hey, Hank, a few words of truth always spice up your posts. Too bad you skipped that this time! Does it ever give you a headache to twist everything so savagely? It must take a lot of work...

    :-) :-) :-)

    GI, your screed was magnificent. Now, if you'd just realized how accurately it reflects those the Democratic Plantation, you'd be nearing actual thought. We can hardly wait!

    In truth, it won't be long before your beloved Democrats manage to raise taxes to the point that the average family won't be able to afford "luxuries" like warm houses in the winter or A/C in the summer...and farmers will have to go back to using draft horses as trucks and tractors are banned due to pollution standards. If we still have wasteful things like the internet, you can explain how that is all Bush's fault, too.

    :-) :-) :-)

    -- Posted by MrsSmith on Wed, May 19, 2010, at 10:32 PM
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    poor Guillermo - lost in your intellectual wilderness. It has got to be a shock when you realize that "your cash ain't nuthin' but trash".

    You still think that being an arrogant smarty pants proves your alledged superiority. Actually, you're so confused, you don't know which end is up.

    Other than handing out a bowl of soup or cracking wise, what are you good for? Ah yes, you are the leftist propagandist. The one who swears to the promises of Socialism. Yet, you pay for none of pay for none of the Socialism you thirst for. You criticize those of us who produce, and look down your conceited nose at us, and proclaim that you and your leftist comrades have all the answers. You just want us to shut up, and hand over our money.

    Not gonna happen Guillermo. People are wise to you folks now. You leftists will do damage, but I believe in the American Spirit. Something you know nothing about. America still has time to reel you crazies in, and I am confident we will.

    Guillermo - what are you going to do when YOU actually have to get a job?

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 12:15 AM
  • Smitty,

    I try never to even insinuate a person of the female persuasion would tell an untruth -- but simple reality -- you and the truth are complete strangers.

    You list any single point of my statement above which is untrue.

    Clearly the central issue addressed of big spenders is totally documented. Maybe you want to deny Farm Auctions happened during Poppa Bush's White House residency. Rotsaruck.

    Poppa Bush left office with more debt accumulated than all previous presidents combined at $4-Trillion.

    Clinton left office with a balanced budget, a half billion paid off Bush's debt and all federal budget offices verifying the program in place would result in the federal debt being paid off in 2010.

    DubYah left office with the federal debt already beyond $11-TRILLION (More than doubling all previous administrations total federal debt accumulation).

    Both Bush presidencies left the country in economic distress, home, farm and business foreclosures and bankruptcies. DubYah's mess was much worse than his father's.

    Smitty -- those are facts, along with every other statement I made.

    Deny the truth -- Try to make peace with the God you claim to worship.



    For a writer who can be incredibly insightful and eloquent -- you have a persistence for political and economic ignorance beyond anything resembling logic.

    You, Eduardo, Buckskin Joe, Mrs. Smith, Chunky, et al -- Anyone who disagrees with you is a socialist and a communist and a Nazi and a facist and a Muslim and a devil worshipper and an athiest and eats celery with peanut butter.

    There is no logic in your basic position, so all of you fall back on name calling and rants about everyone who disagrees with your narrow, semi-literate views being without legitimate rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of truth and happiness.

    Susan Eisenhower was on a panel show recently, pointing out that her Grandfather would be considered a Godless liberal by today's uber-conservative crowd.

    I remember when Ike introduced his program for a 90%-plus federal income tax at the higher levels.

    Plus the federal interstate system, the greatest socialized road sytem in human history.

    Had people of Sam's political thinking been in control in the 1950s and 60s, the U.S. Interstate Highway system would never have been built.

    That was all tax dollars.

    Then Lady Bird Johnson came along with her drive for private funding of highway beautification.

    Let's see, Lady Bird used private money for her public purpose -- so that must mean she was a very conservative lady.

    Ike used massive new tax revenues to build the Interstate system -- so by your standards that means Good Ol' Ike was a frantic, raving Liberal.

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 5:06 AM
  • One thought, applied to both sides:

    "Who you owe, owns you."

    -- Posted by newdawn on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 5:14 AM
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    Your initial mockery of Sam's blog raises a good point, if wingers are willing to see it. By merely changing a little of the terms you two describe each other's position perfectly. When will you see that you are mirror reflections of the same problem?

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 9:44 AM
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    Funny for a man who chastises other for "putting words in others' mouths" you seem to do a good job of it yourself. What am I apologizing for? That you think your post is vapid as well? (yes I am putting words in your mouth here) I'm confused.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 10:19 AM
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    Ah thank you, I wasn't sure if that post was purposefully vapid or not, I can never tell if you are vapid intentionally or not throughout these boards, I think you should be able to forgive my confusion.

    However, I would like you to consider that those vapid arguments you used against Sam today are many of the same arguments you and other left wing posters use regularly.

    I'm still not sure what I'm apologizing for.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 10:45 AM
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    "God life must be so simple when you are an idiot."

    Careful...that there's an edumacated man speakin' outta his own expeerience.

    The lazy mind that cannot actually address the topic but must instead focus on playing Don Quixote.

    Tell me, did folk ever get along prior to government interv...I mean, assistance?

    Could you hold it together long enough to answer that?

    -- Posted by Mickel on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 1:39 PM
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    Truly, what benefit is there to have an erosion of personal freedom for the sake of government meddling in all aspects of one's life, personally, professionally and ultimately; spiritually?

    Could some government agency possibly do a better job of discerning the needs of me and my family better than me and my family?

    Could some government official actually do my job better than I? Could some government official service my customers better than I already do?

    Isn't the real question: Why would they want to do so?

    -- Posted by Mickel on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 1:46 PM
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    Moron GI - yes, I do believe Conservatism preserves personal freedoms. Keep your bridge, I wouldn't buy it after the truckload of manure you libs have sold the country. Something about trust.

    Moron Loud - Personal freedom? Oh you mean the kind that libbies love to bestow upon the innocent babies in a mothers womb?

    Now quit blogging and get to work. Try to actually put in an honest day for your employer.

    -- Posted by Mickel on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 2:52 PM
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    Sam - I liked the picture at the top of your post so much...I borrowed it for my avatar for awhile. Fear not...I still believe that Democrat ideology is a hole in the head.

    -- Posted by Mickel on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 2:56 PM
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    Moron Loud - you call me some sort of 'bot'...I figured you wouldn't mind a moniker that was aptly aligned to your ideology.

    Cop out? Pot meet kettle. You threw up the homo-marriage example. Pardon me if you can't stand the heat of the discussion. You're hypocritical at best if you cannot equate freedom with freedom. Life being the first freedom espoused in our founding documents.

    I didn't say you didn't have a job. I merely suggested that you spend your time at work being productive for your employer. After all, that's the honest thing to do, and it IS what you are getting paid to do, yes?

    -- Posted by Mickel on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 3:00 PM
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    Huh...whaddya know? Moron Loud took my advice.

    Good on ya Moron!

    -- Posted by Mickel on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 3:13 PM
  • Congrats to the citizens of Arizona. Now if only our elected officials would introduce that same law in Nebraska!

    (slapping forehead - tapping toes - looking at watch - waiting to be called a con-bot for expression of personal opinion).

    -- Posted by Husker23 on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 4:05 PM
  • Actual proof liberals don't work, just look at their post times. What sponges!

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 9:25 PM
  • Dow down 376 points, another 25,000 unemployed. WOW, what economic stimulus? What a trip man.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 9:39 PM
  • Why do you want this country to fail? everyday I see the bots gloating over every problem they believe this country has.

    -- Posted by president obama on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 9:12 AM
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    Do you honestly believe that those posters want the country to fail? Or are you just being churlish while trying to score cheap points?

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 11:27 AM
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    Of course you agree with Loud. When people were going on and on about the death toll in Iraq and how we needed to pull them out immediately when Bush was in power, did they want America to fail? I'm not sure that I buy your argument that the failure of Democratic policies ensures the failure of America any more than I would believe that the failure of Republican policies would. I believe that America is bigger and stronger than any one foolish party who holds power at any time.

    But I'm still waiting for bigdawgs response as it was to him I posed the question.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 12:16 PM
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    Although I disagree with some posters' language, is not pointing out the failings in the economic recovery that has been touted without basis also and assessment of the situation?

    When unemployment drops that is good news because it means the economy is recovering, Hooray! When unemployed rises it is because more people are once again looking for jobs and haven't given up yet which shows the economy is recovering, Hooray! When markets are increasing, that shows the economy is recovering, Hooray! When markets drop it isn't the result of the American economy but some other cause, because the economy is recovering, Hooray! When home or car sales show temporary upticks because of flawed government subsidy programs, that means the economy is recovering, Hooray! This stimulus is going to cap unemployment at 8% and create millions of jobs to save the economy, Hooray! Oh wait well now, it is to save jobs not create them which really can't be measured, but that's okay because this will save the economy, Hooray! This health care reform will provide coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans and cost less than 1 trillion dollars, Hooray! Oh wait, it will really only cover a third of that or so and actually cost more than 1 trillion dollars, but that's ok we needed to do something so anything is great right? Hooray!

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 12:54 PM
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    I agree that the economy is recovering slowly, just as I thought it would, before the infusion of billions of dollars from the government. Where do you find that the stimulus is the main driver of the recovery? Apart from administration speeches that is.

    Seriously have you looked at what the stimulus money was sold as and what it has really been spent on? My problem isn't so much with the idea of government intervention, but rather with the reality of it.

    I don't remember quoting the CBO, but I do agree it is non-partisan and is as reliable as the information it is given. However, I think we both realize that there will be more costs for the programs that didn't get scored or that will be added over time. I'm sorry but I don't have a lot of faith in the government's ability to do what it says regardless of what party is in power.

    You still haven't answered my question maybe I wasn't clear enough: Why is it when you raise objections it is legitimate but when those who you disagree raise concerns they are illegitimate?

    You say you wait for data to evaluate, perhaps some people think waiting until after the crisis is too late to question.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 1:46 PM
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    "I think you say that but have nothing to prove it. What costs? How much? Why did the CBO miss them and you caught them? Be specific."

    $115 Billion or more in administrative costs, other costs may be higher or lower depending on situation. How often does the government come in under budget? Perhaps my biggest question is if there are all of these savings to be had in the system, why do we need to spend $1 trillion (roughly) to save $130 billion, shouldn't we be making those cost saving changes anyway?

    The CBO didn't miss them they were not given them. The CBO can only evaluate the information it has. Just like the Congress approved a war in Iraq base on the information it had, it isn't Congresses fault it had faulty information.

    You deny other's opinions legitimacy when you say they are lying or knowingly witholding information.

    Those points you raise are dishonest, I have never said they weren't; however, those types of accusations were just as dishonest when being made about Republicans and I'm not sure if you do know that. I find it also specious that that I am inferred to have supported those positions.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 2:35 PM
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    I would agree that if someone is lying they have no legitimate claim; however, I have seen an alarming tendency for some here to claim that others are lying when they don't want to answer posts.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 2:59 PM
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    You give your own example. Mrs. Smith tells those who disagrees they lie. I think Sam says Liberals lie quite often. You called me a liar earlier. Loud calls me a liar regularly. Mike is often going on about people lying. Is this not sufficient or do I need to take the time to go back and tell you when they said these things. I'd really rather not.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 4:04 PM
  • Senior Loud,

    Sorry I don't see your point you Lenin/Stalin/Hitler/Amin/Pol Pot/ genocidal lover of eugenics.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 7:26 PM
  • I didn't know Chavez was gay!

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 10:05 PM
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    This current government is out of control. They are recklessly spending money, they are working to enslave millions economically. It is stunning to see the breadth of the hatred this administration has for America.

    Sam's point is absolute. The current Democratic Party has become the Socialist Workers Party. They are spreading big government like a drug dealer spreads his wares. The left cheers when forty million people are on food stamps.

    At times Sam, I thought you too hard or too brash, and the more I think about it, you have been right on the whole time.

    You said many months ago that Obama was a Socialist, and you were right. You were also right about the administration working to destroy small business, destroy energy, and saddle us with an even more bloated and expensive government.

    All these lefties can do is act like immature little kids, as they willingly submit to slavery. Senior Loud, are you capable of maturity? You should not so eagerly display your childish nature.

    Keep at it Sam.

    -- Posted by Leo.Pold on Sat, May 22, 2010, at 11:30 AM
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    Your opening paragraph was an excellent description of how addicts think during the ride to the bottom. I work with addicts, have for many years, since I am a recovering addict. Many times I have seen the addiction you talk about in the city. The government takes away option after option until you have no choice but to turn to them. Leo talked about people on food stamps. I know many people who take the food stamps because they are right there and easy to take. They don't really need them, it is like a drug, the addiction you talked about. I enjoy reading your blog.

    -- Posted by Is.Gomez on Sat, May 22, 2010, at 12:06 PM
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    Gomez, I agree with you. I remember this young fella that once worked for me. He recalled how he went to the food stamp office years ago to see if he could get fifty dollars in food stamps. They told him he would have to take $135 in stamps for three months, the minimum. When he refused, they went to his house and talked to his wife. They more or less accused him of not providing for his kids. They threatened to have social services check them out to make sure the kids were being cared for. For weeks they harassed them for not taking the handout, the "big government drug".

    Senior Loud, you can belly laugh all you want. You are going to need all the laughs you can muster in the not so distant future. You are the one who will pay, much more that I ever will, for your foolishness of embracing liberalism.

    -- Posted by Leo.Pold on Sat, May 22, 2010, at 1:22 PM
  • What is the name of this "right wing movement"?

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sat, May 22, 2010, at 3:46 PM
  • Sam and the other "conbots" have a point, somewhat. They do not take this smaller government thing quite far enough. The solution to all of our problems is no government at all. Just think of, no government handouts, no government programs, no taxes. Only like minded people living in their own communities helping each other survive. No more government interfering in our lives, telling us what to. No more government addicts abusing the system. Cut'em off cold turkey.

    -- Posted by Platinumtoaster on Sun, May 23, 2010, at 10:21 PM
  • Hey Gearjammer,

    Allow extra time on your hauls for awhile.

    Long deferred highway repair projects are underway eerywhere.

    I-40 from Wilmington, N.C. to Memphis can take an extra 12 hours to cover for a big rig, with serious work projects all along the way.

    Dang it, Sam, more of my tax dollars being wasted so you can get paid for driving on these socialistic roads.

    By the way -- Just had these figures reported by a construction industry source.


    29 States Added Construction Jobs Between March and April

    "The number of states with year-over-year construction job gains rose to four, led by a jump of 8.1 percent, or 1,300 jobs, in North Dakota.

    "Contractors also added jobs from April 2009 to April 2010 in Kansas, which added 3,800 jobs or 6.5 percent;

    "Alaska, with a gain of 100 jobs or 0.6 percent; and Arkansas, with 200 jobs, or 0.4 percent.

    "The largest annual percentage job losses were in Nevada (28 percent, 24,300 jobs),

    "Colorado (19 percent, 26,300 jobs), Vermont (17 percent, 2,300 jobs), Washington (16 percent, 26,800 jobs), Idaho (16 percent, 5,600 jobs) and Maine (16 percent, 4,000 jobs).

    "The largest number of construction job losses were in California (92,300 jobs, 14 percent), Texas (54,400 jobs, 9 percent) and Florida (45,300 jobs, 11 percent)."

    Ain't it great, what conservative Republican government has done for those three states?

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Tue, May 25, 2010, at 12:39 AM
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    Gomez - thanks for the work you do with addicts. It is a thankless and difficult job. Addiction is a tough thing to deal with. All the denials, all the damage one does to ones own soul, and yet, those who manage to fight, and come back, often find they have strength and courage they never knew they had. Thanks for taking time to read and comment. Glad to have you aboard. God Bless.

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Tue, May 25, 2010, at 2:39 AM
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    Chunky - Ed - Joe - Mrs. Smith / your time and comments are appreciated.

    It is sad to see these poor leftists, so brainwashed, so hateful, so full of nothing. They have lived on hate for so long, they don't know anything else.

    It gives you an idea of the work ahead of us. So many minds and hearts the left has destroyed, so evident here with insane rantings of Guillermo and his mind-numbed pals.

    And that is why we must continue to fight all the harder. The left enjoys taking fine young folks and turning them into Socialist robots, haters of liberty, and haters of truth.

    Whenever I read something from Guillermo, I am saddened. The young man has some natural talent and some ability, like a fine coffee, and yet that fine coffee has been poisoned by the hate of the left.

    As for Carl, he is still the biggest phony I have had the displeasure to run across in years.

    Still time to repent Carl, and get right with God. Will your hate continue to be your god?

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Tue, May 25, 2010, at 2:57 AM
  • I think Carl inadvertently stumbled on the theme of modern liberalism. Elitism. Sam, you are a truck driver, you didn't spend near enough time in education to better you self. The liberals on the other hand, with their parents paying for their years of education, and their countless hours spent reading useless books, know exactly what is best for you.

    Their true hatred, and it is true hatred, comes from the fact you choose to reject their social cures. As are all conservatives for that matter.

    The only reason I am commenting at this time is because I ate some bad chicken last evening. Unfortunately, I cannot tell if my audible stomach cramps and projectile diarrhea is from that bad chicken, or reading Carl.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Tue, May 25, 2010, at 10:00 AM
  • Sorry folks,

    Sam does not deserve bashing for running a steady White Line Fever.

    As long as bean-counters are controlling business practices and have corporate execs believing JIT -- Just In Time -- arrival of materials to keep production rolling is the way to operate -- Truckers will have work.

    Logic says moving raw materials and components to the OEM producer in rail car quantities and having a new supply enroute while you still have some reserve makes sense.

    Bean-counters have come out with this theory that it is cheaper to bring in small quantities and avoid financing larger inventories, than to accept and warehouse rail car loads.

    That's JIT.

    If a truck is enroute from a terminal port with 40 tons of componetns or raw material and a New Mexico blizzard puts the load into Tucumcari or Santa Rosa for a week -- workers at the receiving end may well get a four day unpaid holiday.

    Orders don't get shipped and are lost, along with old and valuable customers, to competitors.

    Sam just hauls the same component5s to another producer.

    Unless that old-fashioned felow refuses to let the beancounters run his business and brings supplies in by rail carloads and warehouses enough to have a safe reserve at all times.

    There's a problem there, because it cuts the trucker out of several loads.

    And before youstart on Sam about having the tax-supported highways, go bak some time to the decades of huge land awards to reailroads, which made Union Pacific (the beloved Uncle Pete) one of the largest land and natural resource entities on earth.

    Airports have tax-supported facilities for the Airlines.

    Trucking companies -- and you and me -- have tax-supported roads, highways and freeways.

    Water transport has the Corps of Engineers maintaining dredged channels and port facilities.

    No one moves for free, while everyone has his beak dipped into the trough. Everyone -- uber conservatives (Neo-Cons) included -- Even GI.

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Tue, May 25, 2010, at 3:04 PM
  • Amazing --

    King Obama is using every opportunity to exercise complete control over every detail of our lives.

    BP deliberately befouls the entire Gulf of Mexico and now the same people accusing the President of dictatorial tactics -- ARE screaming he is not exercising enough authority over that BP hole one mile under the Gulf surface way out there in the Gulf.

    He only has more than 20,000 federal employees, plus 12,000 Coast Guard down thtere working their tails off -- He personally has been on the scene twide within a month --

    That's more than DubYah showed up after Katrina, where there was a destroyed major city and three devastated stat4es to inspect -- with to inspect, with serious damage around his dear ol'[ daddy's home in Houston.

    Oh yeah, he did get out to that ranch at Crawford in rural Waco. In all -- about 30% of his first two years in office.

    This president mixes work with a holiday visit to his home and all Hell breaks loose.

    Supposedly us vets are outraged that he didn't walk up behind a bunch of leaves while a couple of Marines put it into place.

    After all, DubYah let the VA medical services to to Hell in a handbasket (Closed the downtown Chicago VA hospital) and had Walter Reed patients living in slum housing rented from political contributors.

    Those of us who go to the VA, are well aware the VA operations have been incredibly improved since January 20, 2009.

    That is important to veterans.

    Going out to an AFB between 1 and 4 a.m. to be there when dead soldiers arrived from the Mid-East meant one Helluva lot more to real veterans than a formal ceremony.

    The "Pressure suit hero" never once met a funeral plane from the wars he started.

    Make up whatever you claim as mental capacity Neo-Cons ---

    You either want a dictator who has the power to order God to plug that BP hole, or you don't.

    The reality is, no one had the equipment or technology in place to control that mess when BP caused it.

    And don't forget, the facts coming out have proven -- BP caused it.

    Any of you experts want to show up this president -- see if he has time for you to go down there and show him what needs doing.

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Fri, May 28, 2010, at 3:08 PM
  • Sam and Neo-Con buddies,

    "In short time the world's financial markets will implode. Spain, Portugal, the EU, and then the US. Only a busload of moronic liberals could drive the world to the brink of financial ruin.-- Posted by edmundburke on Mike's site, Mon, May 24, 2010, at 8:42 PM"

    ITEM -- This "ruin" has been created by several groups far removed from LIBERAL.

    OPEC's members head the list. It is kind of difficult to see the Saudi royal family and their OPEC buddies as liberals.

    CHINA'S centralized national capitalism's leaders come in a strong Second among the causes.This crowd is continuing Mao's CONROL CREED, only with pure capitalistic incentive, rather than simply establishing a military dictatorship.

    U.S, JAPAN'S and EUROPE'S SUPER-CAPITALISTS -- Including the major bankers, industrialists and mineral exploiters come WITHIN THIS UNHOLY TRINITY.

    The BUSH FAMILY as dedicated political operatives of the U.S. crowd, close friends of at least some of the OPEC bunch and business partners with the leadership families of China are part of the problem.

    Average Americans have no idea of the level of capital being directed toward the "Buying of America" by these three forces RIGHT NOW.

    A TRILLION DOLLARS in U.S. Currency is not even a start.

    You prattle on in your blisssful ignorance about liberals.

    Hell man, all the allegedly wealthy liberals combined on this globe could not approach a Trillion in total assets.

    Venezuela's Chavez claims to be a Socialist, is an OPEC-er to the core, owns a major U.S. old-line oil company -- uses a small portion of Venezuela's oil revenues to convince the voters he is one of them, dedicated to them ----


    Chavez is a socialist, the same way all the Rockerfellers are paupers.

    Eduardo, you -- Jose, Chunky, Sam, Mrs. Smith, Leo and all the other Neo-Cons on Mike's blog and Sam's post -- are tragically ignorant of economic reality.

    More of the world's wealth is being concentrated into fewer hands today than at any time in recorded history.

    In a truly limited group of contacts, I know of at least two-hundred new multi-millionaires created within the past two years.

    Their wealth is being accumulated from the remains of AVERAGE FAMILIES' ASSETS.

    Those average people have been reduced to poverty, generations of effort cancelled, and their small wealth redistributed to "Big Money" types.

    In turn, the people who are doing the gathering are paying for financing and political cover to the boys at the top.

    Europe -- The EU -- ECM -- will not collapse.

    That is counter to the major players' goals.

    They will prop up the EC. Just as they have been propping up the U.S. for their business partner's -- the Bushes -- for several years.

    Wealth does not disappear -- It gets into different hands.

    Right now, most of the world's wealth is beiug -- possibly as much as 95% of the total -- is coming unde3r control of less than 1% of the developed nations' population.

    Not the total global population.

    Just the developed nations.

    Within that group, only a few urban centers of India, Russia, South America and Africa can be included.

    Even Canada's developed regions are primarily limited to the strip within 250-300 miles of the U.S. border. Australian and New Zealand development is restricted to a handful of Coastal cities.

    The Neo-Con thnkers on both GAZETTE political blogs are frantic about theliberals, while the heavy hitters are picking their pockets.

    What a joke.

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Sat, May 29, 2010, at 6:17 AM
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