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Obama’s Green Gas’n’Go

February 25, 2012 by  

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • eddie47d

    Will there be any rational comments on here today or will it be the usual? Thanks Michelle and girls for spending time in Colorado.The last I looked it is a US state and we welcome your visit.

    • Shoestring47

      eddie48

      so nice of us to foot the bill for Michelle and the girls to come to Colorado.

      My grandkids have not been on vacation for almost 4 years, yet I pay for Michelle and girls to visit Colorado.

      Something wrong with that!!!!!!!

      • James

        I didn’t see nor hear anything about “W and Laura and family taking a trip or vacation. Iunderstand because some of your family hasn’t been on a trip the Obama’s can’t go anywhere. Pardon me please grow up and stop actiing like this is the first time the first family has been anywhere in history!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Shoestring47

          THIS IS THE 17TH VACATION FOR THE GREAT FAMILY. I DID NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA AND I DID NOT VOTE FOR BUSH. SINCE WE WORK FOR A LIVING WE WOULD LIKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND OUR OWN MONEY

      • eddie47d

        The last time I looked the President receives a salary and made 3 million off of his books. That means his Family can afford to take those vacations. I also take vacations when I can afford them and stay home when I can’t. The Obamas also work at soup kitchens and plant a garden so if their children grow up to be decent youngsters then hooray for them.

        • Shoestring 47

          I work at the soup kitchens here too, however, that does not m,ake me a saint any more than it does them. I planted a garden so I could eat, as I can’t afford the price of vegetables

          If I could afford the taxes and a trip I would, I have nothing left since Obama took office.

      • kevin

        James,

        Bush, Regan, and other presidents who worked for a living before being elected president more often than not went to THEIR OWN PROPERTY when on vacation. When Michelle and the girls take 30 of their closest friends on a foriegn vacation, it isn’t to family property. They don’t have any family property, probably because America is so unfair, so they find the most expensive place they can find and spend, spend spend. They could go to camp David, which goes with the office of the president, but that’s where all the old, uncool white presidents go. Instead they choose to act like petty dictators, preaching about “fairness” for the people while living like royalty on our dime. They look more like Saddam Hussien and his children than an American 1st family.Of course, for those who don’t pay any income tax, this is of no concern. Its like watching someone win the lottery or “American Idol”. Only these folks aren’t smart enough to grasp that tax money is the least of the cost. It is your freedoms you had better consider, James. People like Obama begin to believe they are actually “special” and that they are owed their position – sort of like our entitlement class and those in Greece. Hear me James, I have no King and no master on this earth, and if you think Obama or any other lib politician is so powerful, try locking them in a room with an angry conservative for about 10 min and lets see how all that “power” works out for them. Without the trappings of corruption, Obama is just a man; not even a very impressive man. The only thing that give any man power is the weakness of other men; weakness of those who are morally corrupt and go along for personal gain, and weakness of those who have no spine or character, allowing wrongs to continue because they are afraid to resist. Which are you James? In times like this, you don;t get to watch from the sideline.

        • Karolyn

          Promoting class warfare are we? What is therer for a young family to do at Camp David? The Bush’s were older and not as active as younger people. The Obamas are a young family. I could not see Laura Bush skiing or being as active as Michelle Obama.

      • Warrior

        What’s kind of amazing is, here we have guy who couldn’t have won a mayoral contest in the city if chicago, become the fraud in chief. Hmmm, come to think of it, nobody in the world could have won an election against the mayor of chicago. That would lead a reasonable person to conclude that the leader of the world should be the retired mayor of chicago.

        I wonder, is there such a thing as a progressive that isn’t sucking on gubmint teat?

      • http://naver samurai

        Well said Shoestring 47, Kevin, and Warrior. You just have to understand that the libs on this site are such sheeple, they’ll back up Obama bin Laden on everything he does or says. James, Bush, baaaaa! Vacations, baaaaa! Obaaaaamaaaaa bin Laaaaaden! Chaaaaange! Kevin is right. When the Bushes went on vacation, it was either to their home or to Maine (I can’t even begin to spell the name of the town.). Why did Obama and Michelle bin Laden have to take a foreign vacation with 30 other people at the expense to the taxpayers? Who paid for Air Force 1? Who paid for the fuel? Yep, the American taxpayer. What about when they went to Hawaii, 6 times farther than Texas, they had to pay for a seperate plane for their dog? Do we really need to pay for that? Was taking the dog necessary? No! Ed, I have also spent time in Colorado, a place called Fort Carson. Colorado Springs and Pike’s Peak were great. Sook Young still likes the Broncos. Though these are true, I didn’t do anything at taxpayer’s expense. This Community Organizer of the United States needs to go back to Chicago, with a quickness never before seen by our fellow man. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Buster the Anatolian

        Karolyn Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton had young kids while they were in office and somehow those kids found plenty of fun stuff to do at Camp David.

      • Gene

        Don’t count on it, with them growing up in a socialist Mooslim family like that.

      • pilot

        I see nothing wrong with taking vacations — heck I even had 2 myself — in (55 yeras of working and paying SS, & income taxes)! And I also remember “the Biggie”,– that one cost almost $5,000 for the 5 of us for 2 weeks! And took us from east of Missippi all the way to the west coast! But 2 – in 55 years is a little different than the frequency of this presiodent, and of course he could not go anywhere cheap,- could he! The other week long trip we took cost about $1,000 and we spent that in Colorado, up in the mountians above Denver (Idaho Springs). Perhaps their accomidations were a little better?? But what does it matter,– even if I can’t afford to spend a lot on my family,. I can afford to give up a lot for their entertainment! How about you ??

      • Brian

        I agree, this’ has to be what the 15th vacation or better they’ve gone on in three years? but Obama says everyone should tighten down and make sacrifices? you first bucko! shyeah right whatever, we pay the dime and he steps up servin’ a load of bs lipservice and then goes on vacation in Aspen? most people can’t afford to go on vacation, really haven’t been able to since he got into office. I definitely see another year of people having staycations. At least one good thing I can say about Bush is that when he went on most of his vacations they were to his ranch in Texas where they only had to set up security once instead of everywhere else.

      • Jibbs

        eddie47d says:
        February 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm
        The last time I looked the President receives a salary and made 3 million off of his books. That means his Family can afford to take those vacations. I also take vacations when I can afford them and stay home when I can’t. The Obamas also work at soup kitchens and plant a garden so if their children grow up to be decent youngsters then hooray for them.

        *****************************************************************************************************************

        Working the soup kitchen was only for the camera. As far as a garden, I’ll bet none of the obamas has never ever had any dirt under their finger nails!

      • eddie47d

        I feel sorry for you Jibbs that you can’t take vacations or enjoy time with your family. Different strokes for different folks. Do you own a nice car or property worth money? Maybe your choices are different in life. I took my kids to all 50 states and I don’t regret it even though my youngest didn’t always like the car trips.

      • http://naver samurai

        What is your point Ed? I’ve taken my 4 kids on vacations around the U.S. and to different countries, usually when stationed overseas in Germeny and Korea. I remember them learning about other countries and cultures, so they can broaden their horizons. But the point that Jibbs was making was the money part. Taking vacations are good, but it is impossible if you don’t have the money to afford it. Many of our vacations overseas were sponsored through the USO or Army Family Services. I remember the shopping trips to Seoul, Taegu, and Pusan in Korea sponsored by them. Trips to the wine country of France also. I have lots of pictures. Like you, I don’t regret taking my family on these things, but I always made sure we could afford it. BTW, at least I spent my own money and not the taxpayer’s money. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • eddie47d

        What part of they have their own money don’t you understand. Are you saying they shouldn’t have Secret Service protection when they travel or would you wait for a crises incident. (kidnapping or killing). I wouldn’t want any member in the Presidential family to be harmed so the tax money used for that is warranted.

      • Robin Carlisle

        No, not at all uncommon. You should really get over it. It’s life in America.

      • Tom W.

        Tell ‘em Shoestring! Is Ben dapper or what?!! And like he said eddie, bring it on “fleebagger”!!!!

      • http://naver samurai

        Nice complacent attitude Robin. Very unpatriotic. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        P.S. Nice to see you hear Tom W.

    • Patriot Missle

      Hey Eddie,
      Obviously you really don’t get it……….Have another sip of that cool-aid.

    • Mary

      eddie are footing the bill or is coming out of my tax bill

    • http://naver samurai

      Is your comment rational or the usual, Ed? Ha, ha, ha, ha! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • Sunshine

      Eddie, you have your priorities ass backward. What a dunce you are.

    • eugene caso

      You say “My grandkids have not been on vacation for almost 4 years, yet I pay for Michelle and girls to visit Colorado’
      Well my heart bleeds for you and yours!!!!!! Ever think their vacations are paid by themselves, (expletive deleted)??.

    • not suckered by cons

      you got that right. This site is full of brain dead haters who wouldn’t approve of a anything the president does. I’ll bet they were pissed when he gave the order to kill bin laden. Btw if you put money into SS or Medicare it is not an entitlement. Are these the same stupid tea baggers who want govt hands off their Medicare?

      • http://naver samurai

        First, put down the 40 ounce kool aid. You seem to be very punch drunk. Second, get some sleep and allow your body to detoxify. Third, go to the hospital and have doctors take you to the OR for an emergency cranial rectumotomy. Four, learn about what the Community Organizer of the United States is really about. The ones really pulling his puppet strings. Five, ah yes, the personal attack. Classic liberal strategy. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • USAF VET

        What’s wrong with telling the stupid Liberals to keep their hands off Social Security and Medicare? It isn’t the Tea Party people who are trying to eliminate it, but the Obumski administration along with Prince Harry, and Princess Nancy. Also the ignorant liberals in the Senate and the House of Representative are pushing for it. The death panals, the rationing of drugs and services to those over 65, One of them even said it was the seniors responsibility to die as soon as possible.

      • eddie47d

        Looks like you two guys have the corner on the Kool Aid. Think Much?? Mr Air Force seems to leave out all the Republicans who advocate abolishing SS on it’s own or forcing folks into a wild and reckless Wall street ponzi schemes. Mr Samurai is the one who needs to duct tape his head (as Beck says) . Yes Samurai you know what I’m talking about!

      • http://naver samurai

        Sheesh Ed! Do you always have to lie? Look at what LBJ did with social security and Obama bin Laden taking $500 billion dollars from medicare/medicaid for your answers. All GOP and conservatives that I know do not want to abollish social security, but to reform it. Give it to the people that paid for it, but not pay to the younger generation that seem to want to milk the system instead of working. Also, to arrest and incarcirate ones that are committing fraud. You talk about Beck? I don’t watch Beck, no cable, so I have no idea of what you are talking about. Neeeeed to be making that popping sound. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • eddie47d

        Beck used a duct tape metaphor in the video YOU posted and yes there are Republicans who have wanted to abolish SS. No lies as you always assume.

      • http://naver samurai

        I don’t know about all GOP, but I was just talking about the ones I personally know. Understand Ed? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        P.S. Social Security is a violation of the Commerse Clause of the Constitution. That’s why the SCOTUS said it was unconstitutional in 1934, 1935, 1936.

      • http://stophatingamericantea2012.wordpress.com texasnation

        Agreeing with the Military to kill Bin Laden was the one thing I have agreed with him about. I sure didn’t agree with him last week when he passed the “Dream Act” by Executive Order handing amnesty to millions of Illegal Aliens. To qualify all they have to do is have a family member in the Military or go to college, paid for by us. Funny how the DOJ has blocked Arizona’s voting law that requires a picture ID. Oh and Arizona has the largest number of Illegal Immigrants in the US, all votes for Obama, illegally of course, but who cares he doesn’t. For someone to still be for Obama after these first three years, you have to be completely brain dead or an America Hater. No President in the History of this country has caused as much damage to America as has Obama. There’s no way anyone could make this many mistakes by accident, he has to be doing it on purpose. He’s also blatantly lying when he tells the American people we are importing less oil. As a percentage of total amount we use, our usage of foreign oil is up. The overall usage is down due to the awful economy and the high price of gasoline. Gasoline was $1.78 gal. last year at this time. When asked what he’s going to do to lower prices, Obama said basically nothing, grow algae is the next new energy source. Obama has a third graders knowlege of energy production. He thinks he can snap his fingers and we can change over to some ridiculous new form of energy. The only real option is Compressed Natural Gas. We can convert all Diesel engines to CNG cheaply and fast. A new fuel injector has been invented that will do the conversion from diesel to CNG. All we need is the go ahead from the government. This will reduce gasoline and diesel consumption by 40%. It can even convert train engines, and we have an abundance of Natural Gas in America and it burns cleaner than bio-diesel.
        If your man Obama would approve the Keystone pipeline and go forward with the CNG conversion starting with all government owned vehicles it would put millions to work immediately and several million in the near future. The savings on fuel and tax receipts from increased employment would go along way toward cutting the deficit, but Obama refuses to do anything to help our Country. He must be removed.

      • sunshineIQ

        The president and his family can take a vacation anywhere they like as far as I’m concerned. We’d all like them to pay their way and evidently they can. But we pay for the presidential perks. The first family will have to deal with the fallout from people who see their own income dwindling day by day. And sorry, I wasn’t impressed that Obama agreed to have bin Laden killed. That was a bad precedent for our country. Better to have been tried like Saddam. The Muslims never forget, don’t you know?

    • Bob

      Are you for real 17 vacations, Rockstar concerts at the White House, actors galore, basketball stars, campaigning constantly and he can’t even pass a budget just give me more money to pass out to my cronies. Does he actually have time to be president as the country goes down the shitter. No problem passing laws to take our freedoms away though. Think your really missing the point her eddie!

    • Mark Rybeck

      One of the 57.

  • Warrior

    The scientist in chief is absolutely brilliant. The solution to our energy problems is right in everyones back yard. I’m filing for gubmint loan today!

  • michael

    Everyday I see fox news and I see another stupid thing Obama is doing or said. The worst part of all ,of this is that his policy to strip down our military is dangerous and stupid and is treasonous in my opinion. I believe Obama is setting up the United States for attack by getting the Muslims all keyed up on us, weakening our militatry and weakening our economic structure. I believe this series of events is a planned effort to injure our country and it is the job of Congress to unseat this impostor and put him in jail. Since Obama has now attained our national secrets he cannot be let loose, he has to be detained and detained for the rest of his life.

    • http://gravatar.com/revnowwhilewecan RevNowWhileWeCan

      The stripping down of our military is a hoax. Don’t fall for it. There are more covert mission teams, mercenaries, illicit arms sales and funding of “rebels, insurgents or infidels”, then there ever has been. Funded by you know who. Beware of an “attack” on us during this election season, as I beleive this will also be a hoax . It will be used as yet another tactic meant to strip our liberties away one “earmarked” bill at a time. They need war to keep taking rights away from us under the guise of “protecting” us. Ever notice how we’re always at “war” with something (i.e. terrorism, drugs, class warefare, threats from abroad, contraception)? These are just the wars from this week. There’s only one way to go for a true “change”. Paul/Napolitano 2012

      • kevin

        You are not far off…but what you should be aware of is not the dismantling of the military, but the reorganization. Look for Obama to work out a way to use the military against the American people….when that happens, maybe you libs will believe that freedom is important. When that happens, the only thing that may save us is the 2nd ammendment, and even then many will die…..all because of liberal ideals that were forced down our throats by corrupt politicians who sold our freedoms for power and money……all of which means nothing without the America they are destroying.

      • http://881dalton Concerned881

        That is because everything Obama says is oppisite of what is actually is. If Obama says it is good for you, bet it will be a bad thing for you. Then if he says something is bad for you then it is a sure bet it is good for you.

        When he says the democrats are the only ones working on your behakf just look at the health cre they rammed through. I am telling you this guy only knows how to lie and he never tells anything that is true.

        OMG

        Obama Must Go

      • Bob

        Liberals aren’t smart enough to see what’s happening to our liberties or rights. Wait till their door gets kicked in for smoking weed or we all have to go thru roadblocks to go anywhere. Our police are as equipped as the military ground troops are already.

      • http://naver samurai

        Don’t need weed Bob! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • http://stophatingamericantea2012.wordpress.com texasnation

        A war will start in October blamed on economic conditions and wealth envy. Obama will declare Martial Law and bring in the National Guard to confiscate all guns from the honest people. As far as the regular Military, Obama with have fired 50% and he will have most of the others in the Middle East where they won’t be here to protect us. Obama will remove all current department heads except for a few and replace them with his Czars who are waiting in the wings. He will then ask the UN to send in peace keepers which will actually be an Army to round up all Americans and put us in Camps. He will also have help from the Nation of Islam and the Muslims in the US who have been stock piling weapons in their Mosques all over the Nation for 10 years. Obama’s goal is to take over all of America’s wealth, property, Corporations, Banks, you know, the businesses he’s made an enemy of recently. He will house us in concentration camps allowing us to starve to death or be killed by gassing or something along those lines. The people that convert to Islam will be spared death but be slaves for the rest of their lives. Obama of course will be a life long Dictator.
        Just a nightmare I had once.

        • Karolyn

          OMG! – Paranoia at it’s finest! I can’t wait til none of this happens, so you can eat crow!

      • http://naver samurai

        Well Karolyn, I don’t think we will have marshal law, but the chance of having an economic downturn is possible. We haven’t recovered one iota from Obama bin Laden’s policies yet and the chances of doing so are slim to none. And slim is walking out of the door. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • eddie47d

      Thanks Rev and the military budget has actually grown. With these unfunded wars who knows where it will land.

      • s c

        So, the Solomon of Colorado has spoken. Tell us, Sol, is a funded war ‘better’ or more’ socially just’ than an unfunded war? Is THAT the half-assed game you want to play?
        ‘E,’ your use of the term known as caring (also known as ‘compassionate’) has run out. It’s as asinine as the way you and your kind use racism or fair or mean-spirited. I wouldn’t think of asking you how to define hope-and-change, as even your White House ‘God’ REFUSES to tell America what is is.
        Dream on, utopian. Your ‘God’ is drooling at the thought of getting us into more wars. Whether or not they’re ‘funded’ makes NO difference. Follow the fuhrer. Love the fuhrer. Worship the fuhrer. Do you sit in the first row of the Enlightened and Useful Idiot Church?

      • http://naver samurai

        You mean like Lybia (With no Congressional or Senatorial approval), Yemen (Where he killed American citizens, though they may have been scumbags), Pakistan (Where his drones have killed moe U.S. personnel and Pakistanis then Al Queda and Taliban), sending an extra 30,000 troops to Afghanistan (Though he promised to end that war), sent troops to Unganda to protect the muslims there (Notice that it boarders
        with Kenya? Maybe to support his murderous brother?). This wouldn’t be his first time doing things for his brother in Kenya:

        http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/video-is-obama-responsible-for-1000-kenyan-deaths/

        Think about these things. Ooops! I forgot that libs cannot rationally think. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • eddie47d

        The simple fact that you swallowed SC’s swill proves that Samurai doesn’t have the credentials to teach. Period! If Conservatives want credibility you better come up with more than trash talk!! For the 12th time Samurai and the other brain dead commenter’s (that would include you SC) I don’t approve of that Libyan incursion funded or unfunded! Now wipe that Kool Aid drool off your lips or is that blood?

      • http://naver samurai

        Where in my post did I say you support these things Ed? Reading comprehension “0″ by you. I was just giving a list of what Obama bin Laden has done, that’s all. Don’t get so sensative about things Ed. Here is a source about your “messiah’s” arrogance:

        http://www.patriotupdate.com/19022/obama-to-hire-academy-award-winning-filmmaker-to-make-film-about-himself

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • eddie47d

        I’m not necessarily for or against drones but I doubt if what you said is true in your other comment.

      • http://naver samurai

        I don’t believe in using drones either. No honor in them. I’d rather face my opponents. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • http://stophatingamericantea2012.wordpress.com texasnation

        Eddie, I’m sorry but you’re way too far gone to ever be convinced of the massive evil in Obama, even though it so obvious. The statements about Obama in this post are mostly all true and they don’t even cover the worst. You are either blind to what Obama is doing or you have lost your mind. Virtually every move he’s made has had a negative effect on our Country. He picks Islam over Christianty, he picks enemies over allies, he kill jobs instead of allowing them to be created by the market. Obama intentionally spends money he knows we don’t have. We are now expected to hit the debt-ceiling in Novermber instead of February, remember the debt ceiling that lowered our ratings, he’s doing it again. Open your eyes Obama is bad, he’s destroying our country. The Republicans haven’t had any power since 2006, its the democrats and now Obama who are responsible for this coming misery, you ain’t seen nothing yet, if he’s reelected.

      • eddie47d

        Let me get my prayer rug out so I can bow down to Obama. LOL!! You are a wee bit naive yourself!

      • http://naver samurai

        Texasnation grabs Ed by the throst and there’s the chokeslam! There’s the cover and the count! 1, 2, 3! Ding, ding, ding! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • pweiters9

      2/25/12, Hello Mike, It’s strange how the human mind can work; how it can be mesmerized by stentorian propaganda & rhetoric. What we now have is a naked communist in power who doesn’t even pretend to be otherwise. We’ve seen a doubling of fuel prices in the last 3 years, same for food; the devaluation of the US dollar.

      What’s worse is after 3 years, certain people still swear by this admin like ‘Stepford Wives.’ I’m retired & ok, but even I shouldn’t have to pay $3.98/gal for fuel oil. Thank God for mild temperatures; I’m getting hosed as it is.

      • http://naver samurai

        Well said! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Vigilant

    If Obama thinks pond scum can cure the high cost of gasoline, then he needs to marshall the resources of the US Congress. They’re all pretty much pond scum.

    • Joe H

      Hey Vig,
      Know how everyone down south is gripin’ about kudzu??? There ya go!!!!

    • old hillbilly

      got it right

  • Eric Bischoff

    Ben Crystal is actually much dumber in person than in print. That was just as bad as some of the dumb arse reality tv today. I didn’t really think there would be any redeeming value to this but I was curious and now I know.

    I suppose that drill baby drill for natural gas which is 78% methane and which is really much nastier stuff than CO2 for our atmosphere is his idea of how to save the planet. I know! making more money is all that matters!

    Just another greedy bastard!

    • Bev

      Sweet…another self proclaimed scientist. Now let me see…where did you go wrong? Probably getting up this morning. Methane by itself is a greenhouse gas worse than carbon dioxide (which every time you breath out you produce by the way so save the planet and stop breathing..Please!) Methane, when burned turns into water vapor and some carbon dioxide true…but far less than other fossil fuels.That means natural gas is a far better fuel from a polution standpoint than gasoline, for example. There are other polutants as well and natural gas produces fewer or none of them.

      Heres a deal. Before you shoot off your mouth giving an opinion try studying a little to find out what is real, what is true and what is right. Before you know it you be smarter, hopefully a little more humble and for sure a far better citizen and neighbor.

      • Joe H

        Eric seems to forget that even the leaves falling to the ground and rotting cause METHANE!!! The government tells you to compost, guess what it produces?? METHANE!! If you pass gas, Eric, and that seems often, what do you pass? METHANE!!

      • JUKEBOX

        I believe Eric recycles his personal methane, since he has rectal/cranial inversion.

      • http://naver samurai

        Ooops! I just passed gas! Darn it! More greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere! Oh well! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • Opal the Gem

      Eric the line to re-sign for your welfare check forms on the left.

      • eddie47d

        Did your crystal ball tell you that Opal or was it the wind whipping through your head that brought you that brain teaser?

      • Opal the Gem

        It was that Colorado wind whisteling thru your ears that told me eddie.

      • http://naver samurai

        Is it possible for a lib to change their stripes? No. So I see that Ed continues down the over beaten path of the personal attack. Classic liberal strategy. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        P.S. Good one Opal. You really are a gem.

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        Opal the Gem, always wondered how he made those sounds? :)

      • http://naver samurai

        Jeff H: D’oh! :-) FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Joe H

        Samurai,
        Yeah! but you should hear the echoes HE hears when he passes methane!!! Hasn’t made that popping sound yet!!!

      • http://naver samurai

        Ha, ha, ha, ha! Now that was funny Joe H! :-) FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Jibbs

        Are you getting this 47d?

        How can you tell if someone is a pathological liar?

        Some Characteristics:

        •Exaggerates things that are ridiculous.

        •One-upping. Whatever you do, this person can do it better. You will never top them in their own mind, because they have a concerted need to be better than everyone else. This also applies to being right. If you try to confront an individual like this, no matter how lovingly and well-intentioned you might be – this will probably not be effective. It’s threatening their fantasy of themselves, so they would rather argue with you and bring out the sharp knives than admit that there’s anything wrong with them.
        •They “construct” a reality around themselves. They don’t value the truth, especially if they don’t see it as hurting anyone. If you call them on a lie and they are backed into a corner, they will act very defensively and say ugly things (most likely but depends on personality), but they may eventually start to act like, “Well, what’s the difference? You’re making a big deal out of nothing!” (again, to refocus the conversation to your wrongdoing instead of theirs).
        •Because these people don’t value honesty, a lot of times they will not value loyalty. So watch what you tell them. They will not only tell others, but they will embellish to make you look worse. Their loyalty is fleeting, and because they are insecure people, they will find solace in confiding to whomever is in their favor at the moment.
        •They may be somewhat of a hypochondriac. This can come in especially useful when caught in a lie, for example, they can claim that they have been sick, or that there’s some mysteriously “illness” that has them all stressed out. It’s another excuse tool for their behavior.
        •Obviously, they will contradict what they say. This will become very clear over time. They usually aren’t smart enough to keep track of so many lies (who would be?).

        Another WikiAnswers contributor adds:

        •They lie about even the smallest things. For example, saying “I brushed my teeth today,” when they didn’t.
        •They add exaggerations to every sentence.
        •They change their story all the time.
        •They act very defensively when you question their statements.
        •They believe what they say is true, when everyone else knows it isn’t.

        An alternate ‘checklist’:

        •Lies when it is very easy to tell the truth.
        •Lies to get sympathy, to look better, to save their butt, etc.
        •Fools people at first but once they get to know him, no one believes anything they ever say.
        •May have a personality disorder.
        •Extremely manipulative.
        •Has been caught in lies repeatedly.
        •Never fesses up to the lies.
        •Is a legend in their own mind.

        More opinions and input from WikiAnswers contributors:

        •I have found a few differences in pathological liar and a “slime ball” liar. Pathological liars cannot tell that they are lying; they actually believe the lie as soon as it comes out of their mouth. They lie about unimportant things that don’t really matter to anyone. This can be caused by mental defect but isn’t always. Slime-ball liars lie about things that make them look better or embellish to get attention. They also lie to keep their butts out of trouble and to get what they want.
        •Here are things to ask yourself: How could this many things happen to one person? Would believe these stories if someone else told you? Think back to the beginning: you had red flags and alarms going off in you head. Learn to trust your instincts.
        •It is very hard to tell when one is a pathological liar. Some people just are liars and lie to lie because they can and they don’t care about getting caught and aware that you know they have lied. These people care not about lying, it’s no big deal. It’s like “ok, so what? I lied”. The pathological liar on the other hand, IS aware that they are lying BUT will go to extremes to make you believe that they are truthful. They appear to believe their own lies BUT in truth, they know their lies are just that, lies. But because their efforts are constantly backing up their lies, it appears to us that they actually believe their lies, when we eventually do find out about them and then we tend to feel sorry for these people. Then they have an excuse, “I am sick, I don’t know why I lie, I believed what I was saying etc.” The only truth was the fact that they don’t know why they lie. Other than that it’s crap. It is true that most of them have an extremely low sense of self worth and are continuously trying to make themselves feel better about THEMSELVES and this is one reason they lie. It is about them but the lies are not always set up with the purpose to hurt some one else; it’s that these people feel so low about themselves they need to create ANYTHING different from the ugly reality they feel about themselves so they lie about even the most tiniest little thing. The people closest to them get sucked into these lies which sometimes start as something very trivial and then turn into something that can turn everyone involved worlds upside down and inside out.
        •Unmasking the pathological liar is an easier task when the pathological liar is no more than a casual acquaintence to the “un-masker.” Close relationships provide camouflage for the pathological liar, and intimacy provides a heavily-fortressed breeding ground.
        •Other indicators: 1) Rage attacks after they realize you’re questioning their lies. 2) Distraction techniques, e.g. hanging up the phone when you catch them in lie, playing word games, or even just running out of the room. After using the distraction technique, or rage attack, or sometimes both, they will pretend that nothing ever happened. They re-write history, so it never did happen in their minds. Normal people do it too, but these people take it to the extreme.
        •From “Go Ask Alice”: Lies are unplanned and impulsive. Behavior is repeated over a long period of time. Lies don’t seem to exist for any external reason. Behavior may not always be a conscious act. Lies are admitted, changed, and/or adapted if a false story is challenged.
        •From Andrea Broadbent “The Truth about Truman”: To begin, the definition of pathological actually means abnormal or grossly atypical. Therefore, a pathological liar prevaricates more frequently than the average person or tells more abnormal lies. In most cases, pathological liars tell lies that are “unplanned and impulsive” (Hausman). These lies are usually very emotional stories that tend to serve no purpose except to impress people (Ford 133). As of now, psychiatrists are unsure whether or not pathological liars are fully capable of realizing if and when they are lying, so detecting whether or not a person is a pathological liar is a very difficult task (Hausman). By looking at the list of conditions commonly connected with people considered to be pathological liars, psychiatrists are better able to determine whether or not a person might actually have the disorder. Some main qualities linked with pathological liars include dysfunctional family origin, family lying patterns, anomalies of sexual life, frequent substance abuse, and a great capacity for language.
        •From Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. “Psychological Honesty”: Even a pathological liar carries deep in his heart a desire for goodness and honesty and yet, because of painful emotional wounds, believes that the world never has, and never will, recognize his pain. And so, to hide that pain from himself, he uses all the lies he can concoct to hurl at the world as he runs in fear from his own goodness.

        •For me, the first indication has been that I hear them tell different things to different people and they can’t all be right, because they directly contradict each other! And I am able to prove it. If you can prove over and over again that things someone is telling you are outright false, then you have a pathological liar on your hands.
        •With the Internet, it is now easier than ever to “fact-check” even the most mundane things. I think pathological liars often lose track of the lies they tell different people and it will eventually catch up with them.

        Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_can_you_tell_if_someone_is_a_pathological_liar#ixzz1nVbqIHuT

      • eddie47d

        There’s so many on this site Jibbs (including You) that it is hard to distinguish. You guys and gals are a dime a dozen!

      • eddie47d

        That is where Samurai doesn’t have a clue and is constantly blind sided. Opal makes an insult and Samurai blames a Liberal for calling her out. Samurai is so darn desperate he shoots himself in the foot each and every time. In other words he can’t be trusted or believed and definitely shouldn’t be teaching children or adults for that matter.

      • restorefreedom

        Eddie your a moron! Hopefully conservatives but mainly Libertarians are a dime a dozen and we can restore democracy and get away from this fascist communism that Obummer and most of our politicians are shoving down our throats.

      • http://naver samurai

        Why did you leave Joe H and Jeff H out of your rant? This coming from someone that never posts facts or sources? Ha, ha, ha, ha! Now that was funny Ed. BTW, at least I have the honor of instructing students and solidiers all of my adult life, how about you Ed? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        P.S. Remember probation Ed?

      • eddie47d

        Apparently you forgot your turn in the drunk tank. LOL

      • Joe H

        Samurai,
        eddie’s a little fuzzy tonight!! He forgot me, jeffH, and even overlooked the poorly concieved attempt of jibbs to stick up for him!!! He even insulted him!!! As you always say, “D’oh!!!!”

      • http://naver samurai

        It is everyday Joe H. It is every darned day. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • kevin

      Gees, government educated “scientists” such as yourself learned different chemistry than I did. Instead of embarassing you, let me suggest that you learn about the fate of methane as it is released into the atmosphere. You should also know that much of your “information” was determined in a lab, in isolation. What I mean is that testing heat transfer characteristics of methane or carbon dioxide in a lab experiment does not equate to environmental science. Hint: methane can’t cause a problem if it is metabolized or changed in form. Just how stable to you think methane really is? Another hint: Anything that easily catches fire is easily metabolized and is relatively unstable.

      • bpost

        Re:your response to James; Very well said, Kevin. Thank you.

    • http://aol nancy says

      I beleive you need CO2 for the trees, in return they put out Oxygen for us to bre

      • http://naver samurai

        Right on! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • vicki

        nancy says says:

        I beleive you need CO2 for the trees, in return they put out Oxygen for us to breath

        Correct. Though they do use oxygen too they do not use all of it so there is extra which is released by the plants into the air.

        http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060622214812AACGseV

        When you hear people complain about CO2 just remind them that
        “CO2 suppression is plant oppression.”

    • pweiters9

      2/25/12, Why Eric, even a naked communist like you shouldn’t have to pay outrageous fuel prices. Tell me, Eric, if you struck oil/gas in your backyard would you pump it? I sure would.

    • vicki

      Eric Bischoff returns after a long absence and starts right off with an ad hominem attack.by writing:

      Ben Crystal is actually much dumber in person than in print.

      This allows newer folk to recognize a liberal. (Progressive not classical)

    • http://stophatingamericantea2012.wordpress.com texasnation

      Do you hear that people. All of you people who work for an Oil Company, Service Company, Drilling Rig, or who want to convert Diesel to CNG and all of you unemployed men and women who would like to have good, jobs to feed your family and buy a home are “Greedy Bastards” according to the liberal democrats. Anybody who would accept one of the several million new jobs that would be created by CNG conversion are “greedy bastards” too. Arrogant liberals.

  • Buster the Anatolian

    The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet.
    You know what the private business sector is a real-life business, not a government job. Here are the percentages.

    T. Roosevelt……………….. 38%
    Taft………………………….. 40%
    Wilson ………………………. 52%
    Harding………………………. 49%
    Coolidge……………………… 48%
    Hoover ………………………… 42%
    F. Roosevelt…………………. 50%
    Truman……………………….. 50%
    Eisenhower…………………… 57%
    Kennedy………………………. 30%
    Johnson……………………….. 47%
    Nixon…………………………… 53%
    Ford…………………………….. 42%
    Carter………………………….. 32%
    Reagan…………………………. 56%
    GH Bush……………………….. 51%
    Clinton ………………………… 39%
    GW Bush………………………. 55%
    Obama…………………………. 8%
    This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked in private business!

    • s c

      Your last sentence is extremely relevant and important, Buster. You need to remember that utopians look at facts and reason the same way they do truth and common sense. They just can’t fit those proven concepts into their busy schedules. They’re busy looking for gold-plated teats, you see.
      By the way, when utopian is defined properly, it implies ‘anything goes, including criminality.’ I suspect they secretly the subhumans at the Fed, as they’re distant cousins (constrictors, probably).

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        Yet there are still some who think being a “community organizer” qualifies as a real job, and being a major player in “Chicago” thugocracy qualifies one for appointments as White House czars and cabinet memberships.

      • http://naver samurai

        Let us try to get this straight. Obama bin Laden is not the POTUS, but he is the COOTUS (Community Organizer of the United States). I guess if Hitler and Stalin could start off this way and eventually become rulers, then I guess Obama bin Laden… H*** no! Hurry up and get here November. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • http://881dalton Concerned881

      OMG only 8% actually had a real job.

      Obama Must Go

      • http://naver samurai

        8% had a real job and 92% did not. Unfortunately, Obama bin Laden is part of the 92%. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • cawun cents

      Perhaps old sixties hippies found it as hard to obtain gainful employment as it is to”create jobs”.But anyone but the liberal lame could see that as true.Yet they decided to bring in the clowns anyhow.
      Hippies and their yuppie suplicants running the machine?
      You’betcha.
      I wonder why they cant make it work like it used to,or in fact work at all?
      Probably because in order to make something work,you have to know the definition of work.
      Never having done the particular paticiple,yo0u can see why their answer is:What?
      Cheers!
      -CC.

  • chuckb

    just think we have nearly half the population of the country agreeing with barry and admiring moochellas vacations.
    this situation going on in the country is contrived and the sheep are allowing their freedom to sail out the window.
    the republican sideshow is an indication that party is no longer able to lead the nation, they are allowing the democratic press to nominate their candidates, they rule by contrived polling so what’s left? we have an arrogant idiot calling the shots in the white house and a bunch of communist in the background pulling his strings. what better way to conquer a nation than restrict the use of a nations resources and spend them into poverty.. allowing foreign immigrants to illegally cross our borders at will, one has to look no further than what’s taken place in california, the state is in financial ruin, yet they welcome more illegals, the education system is in shambles, the governor should be the mayor of the castro district in san francisco. how much more do we take before demanding a stop to this madness??: the communist have started their movement, it’s called the occupiers. they have their ground troops the seiu, acorn and the democrat party.

  • Rick

    Fun to watch as usual. What the flea bags want (everything for free) is entitlements.
    Why work when you can get it for nothing, hey just like the illegals..

    • eddie47d

      Did you pat yourself on the back with that one Rick? You couldn’t even keep up with the pace of any illegal working in the jobs they do. LOL

      • Joe H

        Wrong, eddie, I’ve done that!!! Picked fruit, tomatoes, grapes, and asparagris right along side of them, and held my own. See, I’m not a union man like YOU so I’m not afraid of work!!

      • s c

        Like, ‘e,’ there is this program seen on ‘TV.’ Holmes is the name. A guy goes around looking for poorly-made houses. What he finds is enough to make a utopian puke. Did you know that SOME of the people who “build” those houses are ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS? It’s hard work, but as long as Washington and our neighbors to the north wink and look the other way, what could go wrong?
        And, as utopians know from childhood, ALL laws were meant to be BROKEN – as long as the intent is ‘good and just’ – and the ends justify the means. WTF, comrade?

      • http://naver samurai

        Wrong answer Ed! I can outwork any illegal alien in the field, factory, or elsewhere. Just sit me down, show me how to do the job, and just let me go do it. I’ll guarantee doing a lot more then then after 1-2 weeks. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Joe H

        sc,
        I watch Holmes on homes and Holmes inspection all the time. I only wish I could have had him instead of the DIPWAD that poured mybasement floor and biult the block walls to my addition!! He’s now banned from my town, I saw to THAT! ALL PROVEN BY BLUE PRINTS AND MATERIALS!! A ten Foot basement sudde3nly becomes eleven feet because he couldn’t dig footers SQUARE????

      • eddie47d

        Seeing is believing Samurai and we know we’ll never see it so brag away. It’s all talk and you know it.

      • http://naver samurai

        I proved it in my 20 years of service and continue down the same path. Just come up here and sit in my classroom and you’ll see. BTW, I can even outwork or outperform any union man. I don’t believe in going on strike either. Here is something that will bother Obama bin Laden:

        http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/superior-court-asked-to-boot-obama-from-ballot/

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • eddie47d

        …and what union job was that where you apparently proved yourself. What field did you work in for 10 hours to prove yourself? Talk is cheap until there is proof of the accomplishment. Brag about your service not something you may never do.

      • http://naver samurai

        I think that 20 years in hotly contested fields in far away places would qualify as proof. Never said I held any of those jobs, so your reading comprehension skills are still at “0″ Ed. I said that if you sit me down and show me/tell me how to do a job, after 1-2 weeks I’d be outperforming the people mentioned. Understand? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Joe H

        eddie,
        I worked the asparagris fields in Crystal lake michigan. i worked the tomatoe fields around Tipton Michigan, Addison michigan and picked fruit around Tecumseh Michigan with some of the best LEGAL immigrants YOY’LL ever meet!!! I kept up with them and held my own, dude. Have YOU????

  • Karolyn

    I had heard of the algae bio-fuel some time ago. It sounds like it could be a good alternative once the kinks are worked out. There is quite a bit of info online.
    http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5391

  • Karolyn

    Why doesn’t Ben crack any jokes about Romney? He’s not a conservative.

    • s c

      [*news flash from Earth to K*] – a deal has been struck to satisfy both sides of the issue] – Ben won’t crack jokes about elected, two-legged pond scum if political hacks don’t try to sell the idea to millions who already know what green energy is when it comes to jobs or career criminals who expect to be re-elected.
      K, pond scum and algae are great on a drawing board, but it ain’t close to reality unless you think this criminal administration will be here for 150 years to make that garbage a reality. We’ll see hemp used for Navy ropes before we see algae and pond scum have any national uses. Get over it. That KruelAde is warping your mind.

    • http://naver samurai

      Well, well, well, we agree one something. Romney is no conservative, just a RINO. The GOP version of Obama bin Laden. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • kkflash

      Obama, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum – same kool-aid, different flavor. Only Ron Paul can save us from certain economic destruction and the NWO. The MSM has assured Ron won’t get the Republican nomination, but there is an alternative: Go to the website below and learn. Support Ron Paul and fight the two party (same results) system.

      http://www.americanselect.org/about

  • JimH

    I was listening to an interview with one of the scientists working on the pond scum prodject. It was pretty interesting. I’m sure the scientist would speak highly of his program, but I wouldn’t count it out.
    The real test of its viability would be if private invester’s put money into it, or if it gets Obama stimulus money.(Solyndra?)
    Hi,PETA. It’s OK to kill a teenage human, but not a mink? As soon as PETA means People Eating Tasty Animals, I’ll join.

    • eddie47d

      Of coarse it’s wrong to want to kill a teenager or anyone for that matter yet why are so many Conservatives willing to kill Muslims . Pat Robertson advocates against Muslims so should the 700 Club be considered a dangerous organization. Franklin Graham has advocated against Muslims so would that make The Billy Graham Crusades an evil organization? Obviously no since I love Billy Graham who wouldn’t say such a thing himself. Why is one organization (PETA)picked out and pounced on when one individual considered an evil thought. Maybe PLD (don’t get your panties in a wad)should be brought up since so many here want to do harm to Muslims,homosexuals,Mexicanos and a whole list of other people who do things you don’t like. How many times have we heard “kill ‘um all” from Conservatives. “Put ‘um in a boat and sink them out at sea” or “shoot them as they cross the border”.

      • JimH

        Wow eddie, There is a difference between killing someone because they wear fur and killed an animal, and defending yourself fron a group trying to kill you.
        Are you trying to say because others advocate killing, it’s OK for PETA to kill people who wear fur(is leather next?)? Or is all of it wrong?
        What about the 54 million unborn babies killed by their own mothers? Is the liberal in you good with that?

      • Freddy

        Hey eddie, it is not the Republicans or the tea party that starts or uses
        the Racist remarks, it is the Democrats that take every word someone says
        and twists it to what they want to hear. I study a lot about our Constitution
        Read it, take a class, hilsdale.edu would be a FREE start, they don’t even
        fake the use of the word free.. the first course was monday but I am sure
        they will let you in.
        As for the rest, This Country, America, is a Republic, a land of laws!
        The “Progressives” have been walking on our Constitution for years.
        If you take the time to learn a few things you will find…
        Since the “Progressives” have grown our Governmnet the gap between
        rich and poor has gotten greater.
        Our “FREE” Country is now number 19 in Freedoms
        and 10th in economic freedoms…
        the reason is we have allowed our elected
        officials treat our country like it is run under a “Democracy”.
        Democracy is a government that follows the “whim” of the people.
        if you do not believe this, then go look up the miliitary training manual
        from 1928, This manual taught the men that went into the service, what they were
        fighting for… basically our FREEDOMS!
        The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the land, Our Rights come from
        our CREATOR not from elected officials, that by the way are only supposed
        to be in office 2 sessions a year and each session is supposed to be 30 days long!
        If our elected officials followed the Constitution they would have no choice but to be
        in thier store or office making a living… the whole idea, live with the laws you create
        live with the taxes you impose on others, do unto others as you would have others
        do unto you… hmmm.. almost sounds like this came right from the good book..
        If you take the time to read about history, you will find America did the socialism
        thing, it almost killed the whole group of people, they got “sick” they stole
        food and other things… then the leader said ok all, buck you get that parcel of land
        to work with your family keep what you need and trade your extra with others…
        you know what, the stealing stopped, the sick got healthy and the start of our
        GREAT COUNTRY got going… They figured out that when people are given
        what they need, they do nothing for themselves or for anyone else.

        Then we fought for our independence, because they were tired of Govenment
        Control… When we did finally get our independence personal responsibility
        made the youngest country in the world, the Greatest!
        Our Liberty is slowly going away and you come out like a “Progressive”
        throwing racist remarks and saying they are the ones throwing them…
        “don’t pee on me and tell me it is raining” !

        Progressives want us to go backward in time, more government control
        ya know the thing hundreds of thousands of men and women have died
        fighting against.. the ones that fought so you and I could sit at our computer
        and say the stuff we say!!! yet you back them… I wonder why..
        are you even a legal citizen of the United States of America?
        It sounds like you are not the way you talk.. it sounds like
        you want more government control.. all those people that come here to get away from…
        and you want it…. WHY? what is wrong with you?
        READ THE CONSTITUTION, WELFARE AND MEDICARE AND MEDICAID
        are not in it buts DEFENSE IS IN IT!!!!

        So before you say go Obama and the democrats think about what the mission
        of the Democrats is… go look it up, it is REGULATE EVERYTHING!!!!
        Lets see how far that gets us… sounds like… Marxism? Communism?
        it is not democratic or republic… as far as I can tell…

      • Winston Smith

        To your question: “why are so many Conservatives willing to kill Muslims” the reply is simple: “why are so many Muslims willing to kill ANYONE, ANYWHERE who isn’t a Muslim?” In a great part it’s called “Self defense”. Tens of thousands have been killed in recent history for not converting, converting away or even violating the least principle of their canon!
        I am NOT advocating “Kill ‘em all let God sort ‘em out”, either! But if you, yours or your Nation is put in harms way …

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        Hey Freddie, Ron White has talked about eddie extensively.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL6wbsGx9qw

      • pilot

        Lay off the “killing card”! We do it al the time, in fact we have killed several million unborn babies, (that is why so few folks are paying into SS fund now), teh workd for this is “abortion”! Som eof these might hav acu tualy grown up to be deacent “citizens” and held a job,– and made a living, — which equates in payiig “IN” to SS * iocome-taxes.

        As for the Muslims, — I hope you are a Mulsim,- because if you are not,– then you are up for execution also,– all these “peaceful folks” want to do is to kill every nom-muslim person in the word! They are only taught this from birth, (so it should be easy to talk them into being peaceful)! …. Come to think abouit it, – they don’t seem to be very much against killing their own people — especially women,— or are these not people??

      • http://naver samurai

        There in the center of the ring and Pilot throws the right hook and connects on Ed’s glass jaw. Ed falls to the mat and there’s the count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10! Ding, ding, ding! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Sirian

        Very well said Freddy, very well said!! But here’s the problem. . . the useful idiots won’t even attempt to read and or study our history let alone think about it. Take a free course from Hillsdale on our Constitution? Please. . . All they are capable of doing is feeding off the BS that is fed to them daily. They are so addicted it’s pathetic. That’s why we keep reading the same political/ideological based rhetoric over and over and over.

      • Jibbs

        Are you really that dumb, or are you putting on an act?

        Please tell us why you love the liberal liars at the helm? Why do you like to give your money and freedom away, and rely on duberment to take care of you and waste the money you earned.
        Do you really think they are telling the truth, when the government thugs say they are smarter than the rest of us Americans?

        47d, you seem to stand up and protect the government more than yourself, jeeeze, wake up!! duberment thugs are not looking out for YOU!

      • http://naver samurai

        You know how it is Jibbs, Ed is here just to stir the waters. He has no facts, sources, or knowledge of the subjects at hand. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • eddie47d

      Wow Jim H. Read my first sentence then get over yourself. If you can’t read then kindly excuse yourself. In the last 100 years Christian forms of government have killed many more folks than Muslims and multiple millions more at that. Take the beam out of your eyes before attempting to take the twig out of someone elses.

      • JimH

        Hi eddie, We agree that life shouldn’t be easily taken away. I don’t understand your lack of historical knowlege of Islam though. Tell me somemore about thoughs murdering Christian “forms of governments”,(define that) in the last 100 years. You tell me they wiped out more people than Muslims, but you give no example. Has the Vatican issued a Jihad and I missed it? Did some Benidictine monks crash some planes into buildings full of people? I must have missed that one too. Instead of beams from my eye, lets work on your head from your rectum.

      • http://naver samurai

        Sheesh! For someone who calls himself a Christian, you sure don’t sound like it. Care to cite a source on this obvious lie? Oh I see, you are talking about Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Mihn, Saddam Hussein, Ayatolla, but ooops! These were atheists and muslims. How about the fact that the muslims have killed upwards of 270 million people for their so called faith? How about Genghis Khan? He was no Christian. How about Atilla the Hun? He was no Christian. That source better be a good one. I invite you to try posting a source. Let’s see if you have the nads to do so. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • eddie47d

        Jim brought up Christians and Muslims Samurai not Pol Pot (He may have been a Buddhist but certainly not a Muslim or Christian).

      • eddie47d

        Actually Jim the Catholic Church had several edicts to kill non Catholics if YOU know your history. I didn’t think I had to write a synopsis since you claimed to know so much.Not all Popes were as “kindly” as they try and be in recent years. They sided with the Fascists and Nazi’s during the war.They(Catholics) allowed millions of Indians to be slaughtered in Mexico and South America. Christian Germany killed millions in WWI and many more millions in WWII. So even within the last hundred years Christians have done a real bang up job without flying a plane into a building. This is not a defense of Muslims or an attack on Christian but known facts.

      • Freddy

        hey eddie… why, when you look up the “koran”, you find a page that says
        141 lines in the “koran” telling the followers to mutilate, stone, kill anyone that is not “Muslim”
        tell me where the 140 that are in the good book.

      • JimH

        In the last 100 years the Catholic Church had edicts to kill non-Catholics? Really?
        It took the Armies of Russia, Britan, U.S., and Canada to defeat the Nazis. What do you think the Vatican could do to stop them?
        What year were “millions” of Indians “allowed” to be slaughtered by the Catholic Church?
        If there were MILLIONS of them, couldn’t they fight back? Again, how could the Vatican, without an army stop them?
        Just where do you get your information? Just make it up?

      • http://naver samurai

        Once again Ed’s reading comprehension is still at “0.” I said muslims and atheists. Sheesh! Just roll over and go back to sleep. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • eddie47d

        Atheists weren’t a part of the equation so your comprehension is off samurai.

      • eddie47d

        Jim;Mexico after the their conquest during and after Cortez. Now open them books and get cracking!

      • JimH

        Eddie, Unless it is a different Cortez that was way over a hundred years ago.
        Unless it was Edddie Cortez, wacked historian.
        I’m sure the Vatican didn’t order Cortez to kill those “MILLIONS” of Indians.
        What book did you get cracking on?

      • http://naver samurai

        WWWWWhhhhhaaaaahhhhh! Sheesh Ed, do you have to cry like that? Oh, well they aren’t part of the equation. Whaaaaah! Whaaaaah! You you like some cheese with that whine? How about some fruit? Get over the fact that since you attacked a church, very unchristian of you, I just decided to show you how muslims and atheists have killed millions more. I also gave factual examples of certain leaders, not all of course. If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen Ed. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Sirian

    Hmmm, pond scum will help eliminate our fuel problem? Depends on how much they want to “subsidize” that up and coming advancement in environmentally progressive technology. Uh, natural gas is pretty safe and burns cleaner than standard gasoline – only running $1.45/gal here in Tulsa – yet NO, we can’t use that since they have to FRAK to get it. Oh well. . .

    • JimH

      See what happens to that $1.45 a gal. when it is used in a vehicle. All the taxes that will be added.
      If pond scum is viable, private investers will develope it. If not, the Bamunist will, with our tax dollars and regulate it till it’s not viable.
      It’s amazing what we have the knowlege and ability to do. The trick is to make it economical.

      • eddie47d

        The highest gasoline tax in U.S.(Fed and State) is 69.8 with an average of 48.9 cents. That means most gasoline profits go to the oil company (about $3 a gal.).

      • JimH

        Eddie, Alot of that $3 goes into the cost of finding the oil, drilling and pumping the oil, transporting the crude, refining the crude, paying the employees, maintaining the refinery, transporting the finished product, corperate taxes. How much do you think is profit?

      • Warrior

        ????? – These guys are making $3/gal??? Hey, wait a minute, which country has reserves of refined gasoline with ethanol already added? Ya mean this barrel of oil business is fake?

      • Joe H

        Actually, Jim, they are using it quite heavily in, I believe, Argentina. The problem is, the government controlls ALL fuels there so it probably IS heavily subsidized. I still don’t see anything man made that is viable out there. By viable, I mean not cost prohibitive, and not taking away from food sources. There was some talk a few years ago of capping all the land fills and using the methane from them to power all all state, city and county vehicles, but I haven’t seen anything lately about it. Sounded good then as anything to cut our consumption thus possibly lowering prices would be good.

      • JimH

        Hi Joe, The scientist that was interviewed was saying that an acre of soy beans would produce 60 gal. of fuel. I don’t remember what corn would produce, but it was close to beans. An acre of algee would produce 500 gal. Algee also grows quickly (doubles in size daily) and year around. Unlike one crop a year of beans or corn. Which also affects food prices. Algee can be fed to livestock also.
        I need to look into this more and not rely on what some who would benefit from this has to say. If he is on the level, it looks like something to consider.
        If we take the politics out of it, just the science of it is interesting. I hope to find out more about it.
        I think it was Argentina or Brazil that wanted to go all ehanol in their vehicles. I’m going to research more into the algee use, though.
        It’s all interesting.

      • barefoot

        the real trick is to keep the gubmint OUT of it, and let the market set the price. why is it that everytime the gov sees someone trying to sell a product at a reasonable price, the politicians have to come in and screw it up for everyone?
        shakespeare was partly right, but should have included politicians in his “to do list”, along with lawyers.

      • http://none Claire

        JimH–There are numerouse sites concerning the use of algae for fuel. Sounds okay to me.

      • Joe H

        Claire,
        Welcome, Friend. Yes Alge can work IF the government stays out of it. Oil could be a lot cheaper right now if it wasn’t for government interference.

      • Karolyn

        Hi Claire – Good to see you. How are you doing?

      • Sirian

        JimH,
        Why of course there will be more taxes added on to CNG/LNG, eventually. That’s what they have their squads of tax creators doing all the time. HA, the algae bit isn’t new, was developed several years ago. Just hasn’t had any backing from private investors and even more so, the gubmint. It, as many other, are simply used as bait to keep the environmentalists satisfied. Look up HHO welding equipment, you’ll be surprised at that too. Oh I agree JimH, eddie doesn’t understand what it takes to get the oil and all of the rest that is involved – daily. Is that really surprising? Nope, not really.

      • Sirian

        JoeH,
        I’m not sure about Argentina but Brazil has been very involved with the production, refinement, distribution and usage of Ethanol for several years. Yes, the government of Brazil is in full control of this energy source. They are using massive tracts of land to produce the corn, or whatever plant they they’re using, to get the Ethanol. GM has been building and providing “FlexFuel” cars down there for a very long time. Before they were allowed to use them here – go figure. Yes, there are a few cities across the country that have tapped into the methane from landfills but those that are using it aren’t very large. At present the landfills could’t produce enough “natural methane” to fuel, say, Chicago. Then again, they got plenty of politicians there. . . just saying.

      • Sirian

        JimH,
        Here’s a link to a HHO demonstration:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGz5X1hB3Nw

      • JimH

        Hi Sirian, Thanks for the link, that was really cool.
        The other concern I have about using natural gas as fuel for cars is as the demand goes up, the price will also go up, effecting our heating bills.
        I heard on the radio that an independant study was done and fracking doesn’t effect the ground water. It’s a myth. So maybe we can produce enough for both.

      • http://none Claire

        JoeH–Yes, I am your friend. Thank you.

        Karolyn: I do okay as long as I keep remembering the good times, and I must forget the bad times when he was so sick he couldn’t hold his head up. How peaceful he looked in the casket, he wasn’t sick anymore. I put his faithful old hunting dog with him. He loved Lucky so much and spent many many good times with that dog and it was only fitting that I put Lucky’s urn in the casket with him. I am not asking for pity, but things will never be the same with me. I lost my heart the day Bob passed away. Right now, my faith in God is not what it used to be., I am wondering if there is a God. I am consumed with thoughts of how unfair that a good person has to suffer and go through the illnesses that my husband went through. I know I sound childish but I can’t help the way I feel. I want to rant and rave at God, and ask why. Why did Bob have to suffer, why? Maybe with the passing of time I will be more at peace myself. But right now I am angry.

      • Karolyn

        Claire – Of course. I’m sure you know what you’re going through is perfectly normal. I remember how mad my mother was when my father died. I think the only thing that helps when someone dies is the thought that they are free. We are the ones who are suffering now. I’m sure your babies are a comfort. Just be sure to take care of yourself.

      • http://folkartist.wordpress.com Libertytrain

        karolyn – have to agree with your comments. Claire – it’s so darn tough sometimes….

      • Joe H

        Claire,
        On the contrary, you aren’t in any way being childish! you are hurting and naturally so. Just live each day as it comes to you and remember that you have friends here that care about you. I’m sure those kids of yours care deeply, too. you raised them right, lady, so I know I’m right!!! take care. Be well!!

  • Rick

    Hey, edwardo

    Just saying most do not come for the real american dream. Just for the free lunch here in the states.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.a.deal David A Deal

    WOW, calling our paring down of the BLOATED, EXORBATANTLY expensive military treason. President George Washington said, “In times of peace we must focus on paying off or paying down debt’. He understood that during times of war that debt will be incurred because it is simply SO costly. That coupled with the FAR overreaching Bush tax cuts which helped the gap between the wealthy and the rest of us greatly expand have been the primarly factors in our exploding debt and Obama has been saddled with them both and only now has he been able to make necessary reductions in the military to begin to reduce our debt load. Now only if the Republicans were to quit trying to make Obama fail at the expense of our country they would go along with correcting the record low tax rates to bring in sufficient revenue to make a dent in our debt.Oh and I do not in the least find this guy entertaining or funny. Like Rush Limbaugh these right wingers just don’t get humor. As far as us foooting the bill for presidential family vacations I understand the need for them to escape the bubble of the White House and it is necessary to have Secret Service protection especially for a president who is so reviled by extremist elements within our own society.

    • Warrior
    • Warrior
    • Joe H

      David a deal,
      the only problem with that thought is WHEN IN THE LAST FIFTY YEARS HAVE WE NOT BEEN AT SOME ACTION, SOMEWHERE, FOR ANY PROTRACTED LENGTH OF TIME?????

    • http://naver samurai

      First, Bushs’ tax cuts were across the board. I still remember my checks (2 of them) for $600. Second, Bush, baaaaa! The rich, baaaaa! GOP, baaaaa! Obaaaaamaaaaa bin Laaaaaden! Chaaaaange! Quit sounding like a sheeple. Third, let Obama bin Laden do something? The whole point is that he has done nothing, but make everything worse. Fourth, make that popping sound. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • kkflash

      D O D: The problem with your argument is not that you know so little, it’s that so much of what you think you know just isn’t true. The “record low tax-rates” that you’re trying to blame for our deficits and debt are actually not low at all, as a percentage of our GDP. (My source for these facts is none other than the US government’s Office of Management and Budget.)
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals/

      The OMB’s statistics show that federal taxes as a % of GDP were in SINGLE digits prior to World War II, and about 1/3 of the 16.6% rate since 2003 when the Bush tax cuts took effect, so the recent period is hardly a record low. Moreover, there have been only 13 years since 1930 (when OMB stats begin) in which government has balanced the budget, or 15.7% of the time. Seven of those 13 balanced budgets years occurred in the post-war years from 1947-1960, during which time average tax receipts were 16.9% of GDP, practically the same rate as the last 9 years. So, that pretty much makes your whole rant about the Bush tax cuts so much BS.

      No, as usual you liberals will not admit the truth, that it is out-of-control spending and government growth that is the problem with our economy. Here’s some facts that you’ll just love to hate:
      GOVERNMENT SPENDING BY DECADE AS A % OF GDP

      30′S 5.0 8.0 -3.0 Depression
      40′S 14.4 24.1 -9.7 WW II
      50′S 17.2 17.6 -0.4
      60′S 17.9 18.6 -0.8
      70′S 17.9 20.1 -2.2 Massive inflation
      80′S 18.3 22.2 -3.9
      90′S 18.5 20.7 -2.2
      00′S 17.7 20.1 -2.4
      Obama 15.4 24.2 -8.7

      The real cost of government is seen, not in the revenue figures, but in the spending figures, because the excess spending must still be paid by the taxpayers eventually. Only the massive cost of WW II created deficit spending like we’ve seen under Obama. The pattern is clear, continual growth of government as a % of GDP, leading ultimately to economic armageddon.

      • kkflash

        That table didn’t come out very well as posted. Let me try again…

        Government spending as a % of GDP
        Decade–Revenue-Spending–Deficit
        30′S______5.0______8.0______-3.0 Depression
        40′S_____14.4_____24.1_____-9.7 WW II
        50′S_____17.2_____17.6_____-0.4
        60′S_____17.9_____18.6_____-0.8
        70′S_____17.9_____20.1_____-2.2 Massive inflation
        80′S_____18.3_____22.2_____-3.9
        90′S_____18.5_____20.7_____-2.2
        00′S_____17.7_____20.1_____-2.4
        Obama__ 15.4_____24.2_____-8.7

  • ChuckL

    Well, John Boehner did a wonderful job of caving inn to Harry Reid’s plan to destroy the Dept. of Defense.

  • http://none Rex L Fey

    18 USC Chapter 115, read carefully. Knowledge of treason and not taking action constitutes a teasonous act. I’ve sent USPS certified letters to over 500 responsible goverent officials who took oaths of office to support and defend the constitution, have a pile of return reciepts. Each letter expained why Obama (legal name Barry Soetoro, Muslim citizen of Indonesia) is a Presidential usuper, commiting treason. I worked Construction jobs in many contries including Kenya, Indonesia and Pakistan. In 2003 I started my own personal investigation into then IL Senator Obama. Discovered 8 factual reasons he is he is a colosal fraud and presented them in all the letters. None of these traitors has done anything. Corsi just scratched the surface in Where’s the Birth Certificate’. Who would like to join me in brining charges against all 500+ of them ? I’m just a poor old retired construction worker that can’t afford an army of lawyers.

  • Karolyn

    This is what we need more of: “Where Is the Love”, by the Black-Eyed Peas. Lighten up and enjoy!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYeekQkAdc&ob=av2n

    • Tim

      That was a really good song. Thanks, I needed that.

  • PatriotLady

    To Rex L. Fey: Can you post a copy of the letter on Obama that you have sent to the 500? If your evidence is documented or documentable, the right persons may take it up. The man (loosely used term) is definitely a poser.

  • s c

    This is for realists, as utopians don’t qualify. Doesn’t it seem a bit strange that an administration can be truly in love with Mama Earth and green energy while they consume and waste great quantities of aviation fuel and gas and oil for huge personal vehicles? [it's an Al (duh) Gore thing, too]
    Is this the same political and economic genius that blesses everything China does, while China is pumping tons of nasty chemicals and gases into the air and it comes OUR way? Maybe we could be rid of the EPA’s curse if we
    outsourced those retarded SOBs and sent them packing to China. Just a thought or two on a weekend topic.

  • http://gravatar.com/copakeman copakeman

    michelle was also looking for pond scum deposites in aspen, so it was
    a working vaction. please stop picking on michelle and family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000291891028 Michial Lawrence

    To all you folks that think that they deserve the trips, remember what Michelle said about the Gulf Coast. She had the nerve to tell the country that the Gulf Coast was cleaned up and for everybody to come on down. Then she and her entourage jetted off to Spain at our expense. It does not matter that he gets a bunch for his books, the tax payers have to foot the bill for their security. That alone cost us plenty.

    • Karolyn

      The Obamas did vacation on the gulf in August of 2010.

      • barefoot

        flying down in airforceone to survey the devastation does not qualify
        as a vacation. show me the pic of her and the first young’uns swimming in the gulf, AT THAT TIME.

      • Joe H

        WHAT??? And mess up her dredlocks???????

  • Gwen

    Kevin, GOOD FOR YOU, WELL SAID! We have supported too many “onlookers” with their hands in the cookie jar for far too long, and now it has become a whole new class. Time for the fog to lift from these dense brains and have a look at reality.

  • iuyrv

    Tell him don’t put a higher tax on cooperations because they will hire more people and get the tax from the people that works for the companies. And here is something I know a young man here in Cave City Ky that is drawing 698.00 a month from Social Security if you all would stop handing out dumb-ass drunk checks to people and make them work you could save Social Security and why is he drawing it now he is 20 years old not going to school I think his dad died, but you know what my sperm donor died in March or 1982 I was still in school until 1983 May I did not get anything from his SS that kid walks up and down the streets. He was out at 4:30am this morning on the 24th of Feb. I was on my motorcycle going to the VA Hospital in Nashville Tn. I am a 100% disabled vet. I think I could run this country better than the damn QUACK we have in office now. I wish you could get me a an appointment with Mr. Quack so I could have a list of complants to read to him. One more thing if buying votes at a POLL on election day will get you arrested then HOW can the LOBBYIST BUY YOU GUYS VOTES. I BELIEVE YOU CONGRESS SHOULD NOW PUT THE COUNTRY FIRST INSTEAD OF YOU BACK POCKETS. YOU GUYS SHOULD stop all pork belly junk until you get the country back in shape when the country is in the black then you guys can pay for crap like the BRIDGE TO KNOW WHERE I know how you could have spent the money in a better place. YOU PEOPLE IN THE KENTUCKY CONGRESS NEED TO MAKE IT A STINKING FELONY FOR THE MESS TREATMENT OF ANIMALS ALSO

  • Morris

    Do as I say NO AS I Do SAYS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF……..must be nice. We te people are the fools :-(

  • Paula

    Here something to think about. I do not think that green energy is bad. But, it can not be done over night or in 3 years or 8 years. To really change this country to green energy is going to take at least 30 years. In the mean time we are paying $4 a gallon for gas and it is expected to go much higher. Even if I wanted to change to green energy how on earth would I ever be able to afford it while I am paying $4 and up for gas. An electric car cost $40 K, no bank in it’s right mind is going to give me a loan for 40K for a car, and I am willing to bet most American are in the same boat as me. Have you check the price of solar panels for your home? 15K and that doesn’t include installation. Obviously, most American are in no position to pay for that either or so many of the new green energy business like Solyndra would not have filed bankruptcy.

    I really think people should stop fight and start to realize we are in really financial trouble in this country. ARE NONE OF YOU CONCERNED THAT THE NATIONAL DEBT IS OVER 15 TRILLION, THAT IS MORE THAN THE GDP. WE ARE GOING BANKRUPT PEOPLE
    Obama has doubled our national debt in 3 short years. Whether you like Obama or not this is a FACT! We need Jobs not handouts.

    What has happen to personal pride?

    • http://naver samurai

      I really agree with what you said about the debt of this country spiraling out of control. It would take time to not only pay the thing off, but to keep a balanced budget. Also cutting departments and programs that are not needed, like the welfare state, which is up to 50% of our budget. Our pride? If we go back to running this country by the Constitution, our founding principles, our Christian founding, and stop trying to force God back into the churches, then this would be possible. Don’t expect anyone of the lib wackos to understand. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • Freddy

      Gas prices are up because the top guy at the department of energy said he wants gas at 7 dollars a gallon…to lower the gas price ok the pipeline and open up the oil drilling in areas
      that have already been ok’ed and paid for that all got stopped by Obama because of one oil spill… no one mentioned the one Mexico had over 20 yrs ago…go look it up,
      you will see after 20 yrs you can hardly tell there was any oil at all…Nature cleaned that one.

      I think algae is the trick but don’t push it down our throats with government funds.
      over three quarters of the “stimulus green energy” has either gone bankrupt or moved overseas…

      The U. S. put a ban on oil drilling in the gulf, then gave two countries over 2 BILLION
      in US funds, borrowed from CHINA, to drill for oil offshore… why?
      To force the price of fuel up so the “green” energy could compete, it was/is too expensive.

      If the system that was set up in the constitution was so bad then how did this country get so great in such a small amount of time?

      Why would our founders do that, give control of yourself, back to yourself?

      Remember the guy that is pushing this “Green Energy” (Dept of Energy)
      Wrote an article in the 1970′s telling us we were going into an Ice Age…
      Then it went to Global Warming, and now it is Climate Change…
      Well Earths Climate has always changed, and if the pollution we have created
      is actually warming the atmosphere, it would warm from the top down, WE WOULD NOT FEEL IT YET! That is physics ( I know getting over your head) when you take the “facts” that the “environmental scientists” showed the public.
      Since the heat can come into/thru the atmosphere then it “bounces” off the upper atmosphere, the upper atmosphere where the “heat” is “bouncing” against would warm faster then the earth itself. Did you know New York has been under 100 feet of ice over 20 times.
      Yes there is Climate Change, it changes every year…. but it is not man made, part of the dust bowl was man made, but the conditions were just right… and look the Midwest recovered,,,

      The conditions now in Africa and in Oklahoma, this last drought, is almost identical conditions as the Dust bowl.. hmmm history repeats itself…

      It takes more energy and pollution to create enough batteries to run a car for 40 minutes as it does to run over 1000 big rigs.

      The first 5000 Prius cost one kids life per auto for the batteries.

      5000 birds fly into a wind farm, about 1000 come out alive.

      Wind farm in dolphin breading grounds, dolphins leave breading grounds
      after getting confused.

      2 billion in US to Brazil to drill for oil offshore then offer to buy all they can find…
      yet let Americans sit on the sideline knowing oil is under their feet.

      A whole town in Finland is driving electric cars America bought them.

      2 billion to France to drill offshore the same time an American moratorium on offshore oil drilling.

      I can go on, America is dying faster than I am.

      Please quit taking away, what our forefathers died for.

  • jopa

    I don’t know why Ben keeps calling the Teabaggers Fleabaggers.He shouldn’t lump them all into one category in that after looking over some of the old Tea bag footage I would say at lest half of them bathe on a regular basis.Then he goes on to knock the first family for vacationing in America.I wonder what Commie country Ben Vacations in.

    • http://naver samurai

      Personal attacks and an attempt of misdirection (Getting off of the subjects at hand.), classic liberal strategy. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Karolyn

        Oh, come on samurai, you and many of the other conservative posters here do the same thing.

      • Stan Smith

        Gee Karolyn Libtards attack Regular Americans- Conservatives, Libertarians and other Independents On Libtards hate sites! On this site we don’t like Libtard trolls!

    • Joe H

      Well, jopa, if you had a lick of common sense, which we all know you don’t, you would realize that FLEABAGGER STANDS FOR THE OWS PEOPLE(?)! the Tea Party people look like they bathe regularly because THEY do!!! DO YOU???

      • http://naver samurai

        Common sense? Jopa? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • Stan Smith

      Gee Libtard Jopa been eating too much Libtard Govt cheese?? So Libtard you jealous Teabaggers are more smarter than flebaggers?? Gee jopa Libtard like you need to stop hating people who make their own wealth from hard work, Libtards like you want the easy way wanting people to pay for your things! Get off welfare stop living off peoples dime!

    • kkflash

      Jopa, Ben was referring to the OWS. Follow along please.

  • FreedomFighter

    Enjoyed the vid.

    “Fleabaggers come get some” Uncle Ted wants you to meet his little friend.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • http://yahoo Richard

    Good morning, brothers and sisters; it’s always a delight to see the pews crowded on Sunday morning, and so eager to get into God’s Word. Turn with me in your Bibles, if you will, to the 47th chapter of Genesis, we’ll begin our reading at verse 13, and go through verse 27.

    Brother Ray, would you stand and read that great passage for us? …..(reading)…

    Thank you for that fine reading, Brother Ray. So we see that economic hard times fell upon Egypt, and the people turned to the government of Pharaoh to deal with this for them. And Pharaoh nationalized the grain harvest, and placed the grain in great storehouses that he had built. So the people brought their money to Pharaoh, like a great tax increase, and gave it all to him willingly in return for grain. And this went on until their money ran out, and they were hungry again.

    So when they went to Pharaoh after that, they brought their livestock – their cattle, their horses, their sheep, and their donkey – to barter for grain, and verse 17 says that only took them through the end of that year.

    But the famine wasn’t over, was it? So the next year, the people came before Pharaoh and admitted they had nothing left, except their land and their own lives. “There is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our land. Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food, and we with our land will be servants to Pharaoh.” So they surrendered their homes, their land, and their real estate to Pharaoh’s government, and then sold themselves into slavery to him, in return for grain.

    What can we learn from this, brothers and sisters?

    That turning to the government instead of to God to be our provider in hard times only leads to slavery? Yes… That’s the only reason government wants to be our provider is to also become our master?

    Yes.

    But look how that passage ends, brothers and sisters! Thus Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen. And they gained possessions in it, and were fruitful and multiplied greatly.” God provided for His people, just as He always has! They didn’t end up giving all their possessions to government, no, it says they gained possessions! But I also tell you a great truth today, and an ominous one.

    We see the same thing happening today – the government today wants to “share the wealth” once again, to take it from us and redistribute it back to us.. It wants to take control of healthcare, just as it has taken control of education, and ration it back to us, and when government rations it, then government decides who gets it, and how much, and what kind. And if we go along with it, and do it willingly, then we will wind up no differently than the people of Egypt did four thousand years ago – as slaves to the government, and as slaves to our leaders.

    What Mr. Obama’s government is doing now is no different from what Pharaoh’s government did then, and it will end the same. And a lot of people like to call Mr. Obama a “Messiah,” don’t they? Is he a Messiah? A savior? Didn’t the Egyptians say, after Pharaoh made them his slaves, “You have saved our lives; may it please my lord, we will be servants to Pharaoh”? Well, I tell you this – I know the Messiah; the Messiah is a friend of mine; and Mr. OBAMA IS NO MESSIAH! No, brothers and sisters, if Mr. Obama is a character from the Bible, then he is Pharaoh. Bow with me in prayer, if you will..

    Lord, You alone are worthy to be served, and we rely on You, and You alone. We confess that the government is not our deliverer, and never rightly will be. We read in the eighth chapter of 1 Samuel, when Samuel warned the people of what a ruler would do, where it says “And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day..”

    And Lord, we acknowledge that day has come. We cry out to you ….. Lord, we pray for this nation. We pray for revival, and we pray for deliverance from those who would be our masters. Give us hearts to seek You and hands to serve You, and protect Your people from the atrocities of Pharaoh’s government.

    In God We Trust…

    You may consider sharing this with others.

    If you don’t agree …. just delete.

    May the Lord bless your day!

    • http://personalliberty.com/2012/02/24/california-judge-rules-government-cannot-deny-benefits-to-same-sex-spouses/?eiid&replytocom=540341#respond Alondra

      Amen!!! Very good preaching.

      This is the reminder for sluggards:

      Old Testament
      The Folly of Indolence

      “Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler, 8 Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest. How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep— so shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.” (Proverbs 6:6-11)

      “He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He, who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.” (Proverbs 10:4-5)

      “The hand of the diligent will rule; but the slothful will be put to force labor.” (Pr.12:24)

      “Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those, who send him.” (Proverbs10:26)

      “The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, but diligence is man’s precious possession.” (Pr.12:27)

      The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. (Pr.13:4)“The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor. All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.” (Pr.21:25-26)

      “I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down…A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber.” (Pr.24:30:34)

      “The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men…” (Pr.26:16)

      New Testament
      Warning Against Idleness

      “But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he[a] received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; nor did we eat anyone’s bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us. For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread. But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.” (2Thessalonians 3:6-15)

      God bless America.

      You might be interested in these links:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0DTT3u2JZ8&list=PL756726CE94C81B22&feature=view_all
      (Orthodox Rabbi Reveals Name of Messiah)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlT9SYR6jq4&list=PL9708C78D20A106AC&index=3&feature=plpp_video (Did Jesus Reveal the Name of the Anti-Christ)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmtYF0y29xI&list=PL9708C78D20A106AC&index=2&feature=plpp_video (The Word of God Is Clear who the two witnesses are)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBLQRmuUXnE&list=PL9708C78D20A106AC&index=1&feature=plpp_video (Amazing Grace by Carrie Underwood)

    • kkflash

      AMEN!

    • http://naver samurai

      :-) FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • http://personalliberty.com/2012/02/24/california-judge-rules-government-cannot-deny-benefits-to-same-sex-spouses/?eiid&replytocom=540341#respond Alondra

        Hi samurai,
        Did you have a chance to watch the links I provided?

      • http://naver samurai

        Yes I did, Alondra. Thank you for posting them as they tell the truth. But alas! Those on the left will fail to understand. Keep up the good fight, fellow patriot! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Winston Smith

    I’ll be the first to admit that coal, oil and even current nuclear energy is not the ideal way to power this great Country of ours! I’d even go so far as to say that someday wind, solar, geothermal and even ethanol may be viable alternatives. The key word in this last sentence is “SOMEDAY”!
    Yes, pristine skies, land and waterways are an absolutely laudable GOAL. But it takes energy NOW to produce the engines of the FUTURE! Starve the businesses and entrepreneurs of today of energy and they’ll not be able to create the engines that will drive that cleaner future.
    A creative, prosperous and free economy can do miracles! At the urging (NOT command, regulation or law) of JFK we went from glorified skyrockets to a man on the Moon in only ten years! It is quite easy to envision that a strong economy, aware of the failings of our current energy sources, could do the same to power our cleaner future!
    It’s no future I’d want – to admire the pristine environment while standing in the welfare line – or, more likely, starving!

  • Liberterian

    Ben Crystal probably hss enough natural methane gas to heat this nation on his own along with the democrats and the republicans.

    • Joe H

      Yeah, I heard he lives Near DC!!! All that hot gas and air flowing out of the capital…………!

  • Zeus

    Eddie47d no one minds the Obama’s taking a vacation (though they DO seem to overdo it a bit)…if they were paying for it. However, we (the Taxpayers) are footing the bill not only for them but for their friends, family and the rest of their entourage. The Bush’s and the Regans vacationed at their ranches or at Camp David. And as another commented, children have gone to Cam[ Dav id before and did not seem to have a problem-kids find things to do. In such bad economic times it is rather “in your face” to vacation in such style. Makes one think of “Let them eat cake”.

  • chuckb

    i mind the soetoro’s taking their vacations, especially on the taxpayers expense. these people are taking advantage of the lifestyle afforded them. they are typical.
    the oil companies are raping the country, the middle east muslims are setting the world on fire, the jews are plotting to start world war three and barry is too busy campaigning and posing before the cameras, he doesn’t want to lose this grandiose way he and moochella live, free!
    green energy means nothing to him, he has no idea that this form of energy is unsustainable and will probably never be practical. he goes along with the environmental idiots for the sake of support he derives from them, this journey into ignorance may bankrupt the country, however, there are places he and moochella haven’t travelled to yet that is more important to him and in the meantime his buddies who pull his strings are getting richer investing in the futures market, like geroge soros..

  • SittingMooseShaman

    …Ed…”Tax the rich”…if they can hit the slopes…they can afford more taxes on those…”off the books” funds…and so can you…

    • eddie47d

      Absolutely. All the wealthy who can flaunt their money need to be taxed more. Obviously they can afford it. I make $36,000 in retirement. Think you can be honest and tell us how much you make? Funny that I never have any takers but they love to run their mouths. Maybe you’ll be the exception.

      • Joe H

        eddie,
        Well, I do know a few making a lot less than that. Perhaps you could send them………..?????? I mean that’s what you are preachin, isn’t it?? those that have more giving to those that have less??? you have more than a lot of retirees so why don’t you send them some of yours???? Didn’t think so!!!

  • Gary

    I just don’t think that putting the rich in the Whitehouse is the answer. The rich are running the country so they are not going to vote to tax themselves and they will keep the working men and women paying the way. I don’t think any of the republicans running for president are worthy of our vote, they just aren’t AMERICAN enough, we need an American to run for President and we need Americans to run for Congress. The republicans and democrates have sold us out so what do we do? We need the old AMERICAN PARTY with true Americans concerned about true Americans and the country as a whole.

  • Karolyn

    Off topic but worth the post. Watch this free movie – “Fresh” – about factory farming.
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/26/fresh-video-documentary.aspx?e_cid=20120226_SNL_Art_1

    • Karolyn

      The video compares factory farming to natural farming.

  • jopa

    Samurai;Personal attacks and attempts at misdirection( Getting off of the subject at hand).You must be talking about the Retardican video clip above.Right?Classical Retardican and Japanese Samurai strategies.The Economy,the Job picture,Wall Street reforms and America is getting back on it’s feet again so the Retardicans complain about a well deserved vacation for the First famoly, that they took in America.Where did you think they should take their vacation, in the land of the rising sun??

    • http://naver samurai

      My wife and I are American citizens, you nitwit! I was born here and my wife is a naturalized citizen. All the other points you made will improve after Obama bin Laden is kicked out of office in November. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • jopa

    Should be First Family

  • jopa

    Stan Smith;Growing up in the Midwest in the sixties we had access to that “Guv cheese” and that was some of the best American cheese I ever had.Closest I can find to it today is called Old Canadian, imported but tastes great.Back where I lived it was mostly rural and the local paper didn’t have a big help wanted section so most people looked in the obituaries for jobs.I believe they still do that even today.That and the snow are why I moved away, but the fly over states still have the nicest people in the world.It do feel like I am on welfare in that I collect SS disability and my insurance compensates for the rest of my salary up to what I was earning until I became disabled.My last 20+ years I was working for Big Pharma and they treat me well on your dime.They can sell their drugs to Uncle Sam and charge what they want without negotiations thanks to GW and his Prescription plan.When I first started working there we would sell the drugs to the US Guv at cost.Not no more now that we were handed a blank check.

    • kkflash

      Don’t be a dumba$$ by trying to blame Medicare Part D on Bush. That was Clinton’s baby to begin with and ultimately passed by a Democratic congress.

      • kkflash

        Oops. My mistake in above post… Part D WAS in fact, Clinton’s baby, but he couldn’t git ‘er done, and it passed a Republican congress in 2003, taking effect in 2006.

      • kkflash
      • eddie47d

        With that analogy then why do you blame Obama for Solyndra when it was Bush’s baby. All this spin is driving America over the cliff. It’s like all the Conservatives who blame Obama for the Iraq War in their attempt in trying to re-write history.

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  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

    The ultimate goal of the progressive/liberals in any debate, or discussion, that involves the critiquing of their cherished pet project(s); gay-rights, gay-marriage, hetero-bashing, christian-bashing, legalized-abortion, legalized-euthanasia, global-warming, the demoncretin party, among others, but in particular, Obama, is to turn the debate/discussion, into a all-out, slug-fest. They accomplish this, as one follows this thread, or any other thread, irrespective of topic discussed, will agree, by purposely posting outrageous comments, personal-attacks, and name-calling. The idea/goal, that they wish to accomplish; is intellectual, and moral superiority over their critics; as well as, introducing a different topic, one that is unrelated to the one being discussed; namely, their opponent, by putting their opponent, on the defensive. How is this accomplished?

    1. Through their outrageous-comments/personal-attacks/insults, they solicit from their opponent(s), a emotional response; here, they effectively displace dialogue from the intellectual arena, to a emotional one; thus achieving intellectual advantage/superiority; since, when one is emotionally consumed/overpowered, one is rendered intellectually/rationally/logically, impotent.

    2. Naturally then, and predictably, and having sufficiently disturbed their opponent(s) emotionally, they will gleefully gather the harvest from their seeding, which will be, more than likely; language unbecoming, among other things that emanates form someone overpowered by emotions, and anger. This of course, will be held up to the light, and reflected back to its origin, by the self-righteous, progressives; to shame, and fill their opponents with guilt; thus achieving, moral superiority.

    This method is so effective, that the opposition falls for these tactic(s), more often then he/she should. Ask yourselves, has anything of any substance ever resulted from arguing with a progressive-liberal, accept, of course, a all-out, bar-room-brawl type, slug-fest? Have you ever noticed, that once your anger has been kindled, their response is minimal, or nonexistent, only to resurface should discussion return to original topic, at which time they will jab you again, where you don’t reason, or think; your ego! Now you know the reason, and their purpose for being here; and its not to consider different views, or opinions, or to have a meaningful discussion, but to disrupt, incite to anger, be-little any-one who doesn’t agree with them. But more importantly, and if one looks carefully, they are here to show us who they really are; war-mongers, racists, bigots, morally irreparable, and intellectually devious!

    • Karolyn

      Wow, Jay! You seem to believe an awful lot of planning goes into some postings. All I know is that I post what I believe to be true and get called names for it. Of course, I don’t consider myself a progressive-liberal, and I am certainly not a “war-monger, racist, bigot, morally irreparable, and intellectually devious!” Actually, I am not an argumentative person, because arguing solves nothing. I prefer to state my case and let it go. Unfortunately, some people feel they have to “win”, which is never possible.

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        Winning is, possible; when one understands their opponent(s)! The two-faced, hypocritical progs, are easy to handle, and defeat, once you familiarize yourself with their under-handed tactics. Its a no-brainer!

      • eddie47d

        Poor Jay must have missed the Republican debates if you could say that with a straight face! There were more than brain cells missing in action.

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        No i did not miss the “staged comedy”, aka: debates eddie, and i agree with your assessment. Was it a Republican debates? If you say so! Obama a democrat? If you say so! Anything else i can assist you with?

      • eddie47d

        Thanks for the chuckle. Time for dinner see you tomorrow.

  • http://personalliberty.com/2012/02/24/california-judge-rules-government-cannot-deny-benefits-to-same-sex-spouses/?eiid&replytocom=540341#respond Alondra

    It says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    What it means? Am I censored? I posted my comment 12 hours ago and it still awaiting moderation?

    Personal Liberty, please check it. Something is wrong.

    • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

      Did you paste more than one link. That is usually the main reason.

    • COAL MINER

      Alondra,

      If you paste more than one link.It is their policy.Just be patient.

  • chuckb

    that says it all trombone.
    the posters defending barry are the root cause. of the current problem in the country,
    of course they can’t help it, some are left over from the new deal, the start of socialism as we know it, others are products of the education system since the sixties.and some educated in the union halls.

    • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

      They don’t defend barry, so much as they defend what he represents, and stands for; Fascism; a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts a nation and often a race, above the individual, and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, who creates severe economic and social regimentation, and forcibly suppresses any, and all opposition! Obama, is a fascist dictator, and his brown-shirted, goons/bleeding-heart progs, his army !

    • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

      Some of the charectaristics of fascism:

      Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

      Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied
      into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

      Obsession with National Security – Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

      Religion and Government are Intertwined – Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.

      Corporate Power is Protected – The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

      Obsession with Crime and Punishment – Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

      Rampant Cronyism and Corruption – Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

      Fraudulent Elections – Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

      Just a few signs of fascism i’m sure most of you recognize…coming out of the Obama administration! The fruits, if you will, grown and produced in the Senate & Congress!

      • 2¢ worth…

        That sounds absolutely frightening Jay.. Like stale bread gone bad. Your description does ring certain bells and whistles. Should we believe you even when the evidence is accumulating on a daily basis or should we recognize you as yet another liberal, fascist, Satan loving Oamaite with delusions of of police state, NDAA bullies and atheistic
        connotations or are we blindly falling into that manipulative idealism that you speak of? How can you wake up a conscious sleeper? Guess we’ll discover that as it becomes too late.

      • COAL MINER

        Jay,
        Very good article:
        Fascism vs Communism vs Totalitarianism There are various political and economic ideologies in the world such as capitalism, socialism, and Totalitarianism.
        http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-fascism-and-vs-communism-and-vs-totalitarianism/

      • COAL MINER

        Jay,
        How Philosophy over comes tyranny.

        “We have spoken of ‘Plato’s philosophy’ and ‘Platonic teaching’, but this is only as Plato defined disorder in the world of tyranny as polypragmosyne, and the corrupting of the soul.
        http://www.hermes-press.com/philosophy_tyranny.htm

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        2cents: Should we believe you even when the evidence is accumulating on a daily basis or should we recognize you as yet another liberal, fascist, Satan loving Oamaite with delusions of of police state,

        Even if i was, and i assume you mean, a coadjutor ; somewhat Irrelevant, in light of the evidence which is undeniable, don’t you think?

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        TY for the links Coal. A considerable amount to digest in one sitting. Looks like; good reading!

  • Carol J

    Excuse me!!! I did not “put” money into SS. It was arbitrarily taken from my paychecks. I had no say about it. I would have had a lot more saved if I had been able to add that to what I was able to save.

  • Adollarsworkapeenyspay

    No one on this side of the oval office has a clue how stressful both emotionally and intellectually this ‘job’ is. ALL presidents have had to vacation (take a break) in order to prevent total exhaustion and your ragging on it is simply childish and vindictive.. I’m not defending Mr. Obama, I AM defending (all) Presidents’ health and well-being both past and future.. Did it ever occur to you that prices have caused these over-paid excursions? That there are numerous military aircraft flying over the Nation and outskirts of several countries on a daily basis doing nothing more that watching the skies prepared to blow the shit out of any threat and any one spending more per hour than any vacationer. The fact of the matter is, Your right.. the Obamas’ should use discretion in the trips they make instead of acting like an amusement tourist. but to deny their right to sanity is petty.. Quit nagging about things that will occur even in future administrations and concentrate on voting in someone who leans toward the average American. As it is, your making a spectacle of yourselves by condemning the Obamas’ for this and all other actions that you do not agree with (even though it’s mostly congress who’s committing them) then when your guy becomes POTUS, ignore those same deeds. I don’t get it except that Jay is correct. Obama isn’t the sole destroyer of our way of life.. we’re allowing things to come to a sad conclusion that will bite us all in the ass when the time is ripe and it’s getting there quick.. Most say their for the constitution but totally ignore a man who (says he) will adhere to it and instead lean toward one of three big winded liars who as yet have spoken of the constitution NOT ONCE! Instead, they rile you with religious rhetoric which should NEVER be an issue in politics (as it’s so easily manipulating) and issues that are past or even worse, inapplicable in the future except through fear factors. I tell you, if it’s an, “Anybody but Obama” mentality and a, “Forget about the old man ’cause he’s a bigot” then pity us all in the next four to eight years (yes, even if this new leader turns out to be crap, just like Bush, he will be re-elected) because we are going to resort into (1) more spending.. (2) more breaks for the rich.. (3) more wars and (4) more deaths of older Americans than ever before, and expect health care to go completely private killing off all those druggie low life welfare/food stamp recipients that you despise today.. Same inhuman elimination, different approach.

  • ranger hall

    Fuel in SO. CAL is average 4.40 and going up fast. Does anyone Know WHY. Up.60 cents in 4 weeks. The (4)major oil companys say 5.00 or more by April. There has been no Major Reasons given. BILLIONS IN EXCESS PROFITS. We are to believe its about Iran,Syria. Etc.

    Vacations and to Many is an INSULT to the American People. Considering WE have no Jobs and a Terrible Economy. Now the Fuel Prices, Food and Medical Costs will just take that much more from us.IN a Bad Economy Every thing should be lower,Govt fees, Taxes.Etc.BUT these things keep getting HIGHER, Seems like the only People cutting back are the ones needing the extra help.
    Just to much Crap going around anyway. Sunday and back to work, need the extra bucks for the Kids.

    • Shoestring 47

      The primary reason for high gas prices is the devaluation of the dollar. Thank the Fed and Obama for this one. The oil comanies are also required by law to have 38 special blends. A regulation that is totally stupid and costly

  • COAL MINER

    FUEL OF THE FUTURE

    Jun 29, 2009 … Scientists are turning agricultural leftovers, wood and fast-growing grasses into a huge variety of biofuels—even jet fuel.
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=grassoline-biofuels-beyond-corn

    • COAL MINER

      Hemp advocates claim industrial hemp would be a good source of biomass to …. crop holds important potential for ethanol production in California, why hemp is potential fuel source.
      http://www.fuelandfiber.com/Hemp4NRG/Hemp4NRG.htm

    • old hillbilly

      All at a mind numbing cost. What progressives call conservation is better known as doing without – poverty, mind nummbeing poor-dumb.

      Heard sometrhing on an ag program the other day about the pansy people out doing their euphoniasia thing on some poor neglected chickens who were starving. Chicken food is 3 maybe 4 times more than it was before govnment started converting food into gas. Newed to eat more beans & save the toots!

      Wonder what these idiots would do if they went to an old fashioned hillbilly chicken killin – grab the rooster by the head, twirl him round & round a couple times, flick the wrist, off comes the head, he hits the ground flopping here, there & everywhere… in jumps head rooster thinking it’s a fight, puts in a few good licks… rooster 1 runs out of blood & rolls over… head rooster crow & tells the flock… that’s what you get if you mess with me. Wonder if lady “O” ever wrung a chicken’s neck, picked the feathers clean, gutted it, & turned it into a mouth watering dinner! How about a greenie turnip… wrap the seed in a cow pattie, put in the ground, up comes the turnip greens, & when the root gets done digesting the pattie… got anhother yumnmie to go with the the greens & a turnip root to make the tooter toot. It’s all about recycling.

      Would it be safe to eat a euphoniasianized chicken or do the panzy people cremate them & scatter the ashes in the garden at government expense? No telling what it costs or how many more chickens would be put down cause there aint enough money to feed them

      Does lady “O” eat chickens and eggs… when does a chicken’s life begin,,,,

      • Karolyn

        I think you meant euthanized? Does it make you better than other people because you’ve killed chickens by wringing their necks and lived the life you’ve lived?

      • http://naver samurai

        Totally different Kayrolyn! Totally different! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • Jay

      The truth is, if marijuana was utilized for its vast array of commercial products, it would create an industrial atomic bomb! Entrepreneurs have not been educated on the product potential of pot. The super rich have conspired to spread misinformation about an extremely versatile plant that, if used properly, would ruin their companies.

      The hemp plant (scientific name: cannabis, slang: marijuana) is one of the many useful herbs “yielding seed after its kind” created and blessed by God on the third day of
      creation, “and God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:12) He gave hemp for people to use with our free will.

      God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth.…To you it will be for meat.” … And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. (Genesis 1:29-31) The Bible predicts some herb’s prohibition. “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall … speak lies in hypocrisy … commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (Paul: 1 Timothy 4:1-3)

      The Bible speaks of a special plant. “I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.” (Ezekiel 34:29) A healing plant. On either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare 12 manner of fruits, and yielding her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Revelations 22:1-2) A gift from God.

      Alcohol is the only drug openly discussed in the Bible, so it must serve as our reference. Wine is drunk during religious occasions such as Passover &emdash; the Last Supper of Jesus and His disciples. It remains a sacrament in modern church services.

      It was legal to pay taxes with hemp in America from 1631 until the early 1800s; LA Times, Aug. 12, 1981.

      Refusing to grow hemp in America during the 17th and 18th Centuries was against the law! You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow hemp from 1763 to 1769; Hemp in Colonial Virginia, G. M. Herdon.

      http://100777.com/drugs/marijuanaconspiracy

      • http://naver samurai

        As long as it is not for recreational use, it could be OK. No illegal drug use, period! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Karolyn

        samurai – Well, duh, if it were legal, it wouldn’t be “illegal drug use.”

      • http://naver samurai

        Karolyn, you misunderstand what I’ve said. I mean for no one to just be smoking it to get high or having people walk down the street smoking it in full view of everyone. How will you keep this poison out of the hands of kids? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        P.S. Till these things cease, keep it illegal!

  • COAL MINER

    Also,
    Raw sewage and wastewater:
    Raw Wastewater Pump Station 4, Mexicali, Baja California and a reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source. The anaerobic digestion of food waste is growing in popularity as a means of recycling waste water and making it a reliable source of fuel.
    http://www.epa.gov/region9/waterinfrastructure/technology.html

    • Joe H

      you know coal miner,
      I find it appalling how easily you throw your union bretheren to the wolves and push for ANYTHING but coal!!! we have enough coal for another 200 years, yet now that you got yours, you throw all other miners to the wolves!!! The old “I got mine the hell with YOU” mistique!!!

      • COAL MINER

        JoeH

        Did you read my earlier blogs?I stated coal,grass,Natural gas, hemp, waste water and raw sewage could be an endless source of fuel.With a combination of these fuels that we could and can produce gasoline as cheap as thirty cents gallon.Joe,this world is changing.We can’t stay in the past forever,either we adapt or we perish.There is no way I would ever dream of abandoning my fellow union coal miners, the way I look at it they are my brothers and sisters. We came along way,some were kill,some went to jail fighting for the cause. I am proud to be a coal miner.Coal miners don’t die they just fade a way.

  • chuckb

    we don’t need bio=mass for energy, however, it would be good to eliminate sewer waste by making methane gas. we have ample natural gas, we have huge reserves of crude. the oil companies are filling barrys coffers at the moment and no doubt the state of california has their hand in the cookie jar, moonbeam needs the money to support his illegal army.. you will find gas prices much lower come september and all the little sheep will forget about the 5.00 a gallon they paid and pull the lever for the puppet in the white house.

  • Jay

    THE WONDER PLANT

    Hemp has a higher quality fiber than wood fiber. Far fewer caustic chemicals are required to make paper from hemp than from trees. Hemp paper does not turn yellow and is very durable. The plant grows quickly to maturity in a season where trees take a lifetime.

    ALL PLASTIC PRODUCTS SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP SEED OIL. Hempen plastics are biodegradable! Over time, they would break down and not harm the environment. Oil-based plastics, the ones we are very familiar with, help ruin nature; they do not break down and will do great harm in the future. The process to produce the vast array of natural (hempen) plastics will not ruin the rivers as Dupont and other petrochemical companies have done. Ecology does not fit in with the plans of the Oil Industry and the political machine. Hemp products are safe and natural.

    MEDICINES SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP. We should go back to the days when the AMA supported cannabis cures. ‘Medical Marijuana’ is given out legally to only a handful of people while the rest of us are forced into a system that relies on chemicals.

    WORLD HUNGER COULD END. A large variety of food products can be generated from hemp. The seeds contain one of the highest sources of protein in nature. ALSO: They have two essential fatty acids that clean your body of cholesterol. These essential fatty acids are not found anywhere else in nature! Consuming pot seeds is the best thing you could do for your body. Eat uncooked hemp seeds.

    The liquor, tobacco and oil companies fund more than a million dollars a day to Partnership for a Drug-Free America and other similar agencies, while they legally continue to sell their drugs, and environmentally destructive products . We have all seen their commercials. Now, their motto is: ‘It’s more dangerous than we thought.’ Lies from the powerful corporations, that began with Hearst, are still alive and well today.

    The brainwashing continues. Now, the commercials say: If you buy a joint, you contribute to murders and gang wars. The latest anti-pot commercials say: If you buy a joint…you are promoting terrorism!

    http://www.world-mysteries.com/marijuana1b.htm

    • http://naver samurai

      They are right in your last statement. The drug cartels make tons of money and kill many people. How is not wanting it to be smoked, illegal use, being brainwashed? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Karolyn

        samurai – If it were legal, we wouldn’t have the drug cartel problem! Think of all the money and lives saved. A little pot never killed anyone. I know people who have been smoking their whole lives who have very good, normal, productive lives. Personally, I haven’t smoked a joint in about 30 years and don’t desire to do so now, but I don’t judge people for doing it. Alcohol is more destructive than pot! How do you answer that?

      • http://naver samurai

        No drug cartel problem? Are you high? They do more than just marijuana and you know it. Second, yours is an old, refuted arguement that has been proven wrong on this site many times. Medical use? Fine. Rope from hemp? Fine, as long as they don’t smoke it. You talk about money and lives lost? What about the war on the unborn of this country? 50 million dead and counting. Illegal and unconstitutional government funding of abortions here and in other countries. This is way more money than was spent on the war on drugs. No illegal drugs! No exceptions! No excuses! No straying from the path. Care to cite a source showing that no one has died from pot? If a person lights one up, drives while high, has an accident, and someone dies in that accident, then someone has died from marijuana use. Enough said! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • COAL MINER

      Jay,

      Again you hit the nail on the head.My hat is off to you and Karolyn.Let’s make hemp and pot legal.

      • http://naver samurai

        Let’s not. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • COAL MINER

      You said a mouth full.

      • samurai

        We don’t need weed! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Trombone Player

    I’ll say it again because “someone” took my post out of the lineup. Phew, talk about censorship…

    A major portion of all problems discussed herein have to do with personal stupidity. The intelligent folks know how to accomplish things, what’s good for themselves and their families, and the environment. They are responsible with energy resources, consumption resources and they are reproducing [procreating, that's for 47d] responsibly. But that’s not good enough because the intelligent, responsible, individuals are out-numbered by the folks who are the exact opposite. Every wonder how that happened? In years past all mankind had to fend for themselves in order to survive, now all it takes is a government to interfere, tax the producers and make welfare the norm.

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

    “It’s a hard rain that’s gonna fall,” as Dylan would said back in the 60′s. It’s raining real bad right now, isn’t it? What we do next is what will determine our kid’s, grandkid’s world. Vote Right in November. TP

    • Libertytrain

      If your comment was censored – why is this one here? You probably screwed up -

  • Trombone Player

    Same comment…
    Only the censor-or can answer that question – seldom, if ever, do I screw up

    • http://folkartist.wordpress.com Libertytrain

      You seem to have this time…unless perhaps you had multiple links in the post you are thinking you posted? “bad” words, multiple links keep you in a needs moderation format – we’ve all been there…

  • jopa

    Samurai; The only reason Hemp use is illegal is because big guv says so.Do you see the problems that law is causing.Have you heard about the time when they did that with alcohol and the problems that were caused by prohibition of the fruit of the vine.and amber waves of grain by products.I don’t smoke weed but it does seem to me big guv is the problem here.I do know people who do smoke weed and they are fine American hardworking citizens, and they don’t get all goofy and go out and kill people out on the highway as many of the folks under the influence of alcohol do.Maybe it’s just the term”weed” that gives it a bad rap because every gardener considers weeds to be bad.Perhaps we should call it something like “Pleasant Green Herb of the Gods”.

    • http://naver samurai

      Users are losers and losers are users! So don’t do drugs! Don’t do drugs! No exceptions! No excuses! No straying from the straight and narrow path! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • COAL MINER

      jopa and Samurai

      Reduced emissions from coal-fired power plants and automobiles can be … Petroleum coal and oil conversion is more efficient in terms of fuel-to-feed ratio, but there are … 2) Ethanol, methanol, methane gas, and gasoline can be derived from …
      http://www.hemphasis.net/Fuel-Energy/fuel.htm

      • COAL MINER

        Report From Science News:

        Science News… from universities, journals, and other research organizations Save Email Print Share Low-Carbon Technologies ‘No Quick-Fix’: May Not Lessen Global Warming Until Late This Century
        ScienceDaily (Feb. 16, 2012) — A drastic switch to low carbon-emitting technologies, such as wind and hydroelectric power, may not yield a reduction in global warming until the latter part of this century, new research suggests.
        Furthermore, it states that technologies that offer only modest reductions in greenhouse gases, such as the use of natural gas and perhaps carbon capture and storage, cannot substantially reduce climate risk in the next 100 years.

        The study, published February 16, in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research Letters, claims that the rapid deployment of low-greenhouse-gas-emitting technologies (LGEs) will initially increase emissions as they will require a large amount of energy to construct and install.

        These cumulative emissions will remain in the atmosphere for extended periods due to the long lifetime of CO2, meaning that global mean surface temperatures will increase to a level greater than if we continued to use conventional coal-fired plants.

        Delaying the rollout of the technologies is not an option however; the risks of environmental harm will be much greater in the second half of the century and beyond if we continue to rely on coal-based technologies.

        The researchers, from Intellectual Ventures and the Carnegie Institution, Stanford, arrived at their conclusions through a set of simple mathematical models that calculated the effect of switching energy technologies on the concentration of greenhouse gases, radiative forcing ( the balance between absorbed and radiated energy from the sun) and global mean temperature.

        Coal-based power plants were used as the basis for comparison because they generate the most greenhouse gases per unit of electricity produced — replacing plants of this kind will have the greatest benefits on the climate.

        These power plants were compared to wind power, nuclear power, hydroelectric power, carbon capture and storage, and natural gas. Solar photovoltaics (harnessing the sun for electricity) and solar thermal (harnessing the sun for heat) were also compared.

        “Achieving substantial reductions in temperatures relative to the coal-based system will take the better part of a century, and will depend on rapid and massive deployment of some mix of conservation, wind, solar, and nuclear, and possibly carbon capture and storage,” the researchers write.

      • COAL MINER

        A food source.

        hemp, hemp foods, hemp trail bars, trail bars, energy bars, dressing, dressings, … Enjoy a wide variety of hemp-based foods, such as energybars, pasta, salad …
        http://www.hemp-sisters.com/Hemp_Food.htm

      • COAL MINER

        Researchers at the Medical College of Virginia discover that cannabis is incredibly successful for reducing the size of many types of tumors, both benign and cancerous.

      • http://naver samurai

        OMG! I can actually agree with you on these things Coal Miner, but just one thing. Keep the marijuana out of the hands of kids and not use it recreationally. Medicinal purposes? Fine. Food, as long as you don’t get high? Fine. Clothes and rope, as long as you don’t smoke the rope? Fine. I’ve just seen this drug, as well as others, destroy people’s marriages, careers, leifstyles, health, and their freedom (Going to the slammer.). As long as it is not used illegally, I have no problem with it. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • COAL MINER

        Hemp a health food.

        COMPLETE FOOD SOURCE IN THE WORLD Part One. by Lynn Osburn. Seeds of the plant cannabis sativa, hemp seed, contain all the essential amino acids …
        http://www.ratical.org/renewables/hempseed1.html

      • COAL MINER

        Also,
        That said, Jack Herer and Lynn Osburn are right on the mark when they claim that biomass is the energy source of the future, and that hemp has exciting …
        http://www.ukcia.org/research/HempAndTheNewEnergyTechnologies.htm http://www.ukcia.org/research/HempAndTheNewEnergyTechnologies.htm

  • noel

    OBAMANOS!!! Our commie in chief has to FN GO!!!

  • S. Smith

    I think we should ask everyone to think before they spend and spend wisely.
    Don’t you? If you want to see thrifty look at small business if you want to see waste
    look to the government. Which has better working morale? Which is more productive?
    Who is the backbone of all the bailouts? The little guy has to watch all his pennies,
    they big guy spends like a drunken sailor. what we could use is some little guy attitudes in a big business or big government with some tranparent and accountability. Why are we so hell bent on redistributing when we just need to think about how many people are suffering right now and need some assistance and would use it wisely in the United States.

  • KG

    I think anyone who advocates people to leave America to retire should be shot as a traitor.
    I think that anyone who advocated business to leave America to make bigger profits should be shot as a traitor.
    I think that anyone who blames Unions for our economic woes should be shot as a traitor.

    Regan – well he started this mess
    Bush 1 – he tried to keep Regan’s “Voodoo economics” but ultimately caused the last recession.
    Bush 2 – for being the actual cause of our economic woes.

    • Vicki

      KG says:

      I think anyone who advocates……should be shot as a traitor.

      You are a] bastion of free speech and free expression I see.

      I think that anyone who blames Unions for our economic woes should be shot as a traitor.

      I think George Orwell had a name for people who think like you.

      Regan – well he started this mess
      Bush 1 – he tried to keep Regan’s “Voodoo economics” but ultimately caused the last recession.
      Bush 2 – for being the actual cause of our economic woes.
      Reply

      Proof by bald assertion. Sadly for your assertions the facts do not support them.

      • COAL MINER

        Vicki,

        George Orwell was a Marxist Socialist.Look it up.

    • http://naver samurai

      Well KG, then if this were the Third Reich and you knew were Jews, Gypsies, or other “enimies of the state” were hiding, you would divulge that information to the nearest SS or Gestapo agent? If you didn’t, you would be shot for treason. Would you give up their location? I’ll bet you would. I’ll bet that you would give up the locations of people that owned property, had money, and were capitalists to the Mao Regime. I’ll bet that you would be willing to give up locations of churches and Christians to Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Mihn, Kim Il Sung (Though his parents were Catholic), etc. Neeeeed to be making that popping sound. Don’t forget about how the DEM made it possible for the housing industry, Freddie Mac, and Fannie May to implode upon itself. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • noel

    OBAMANOS!!!

  • COAL MINER

    we

  • COAL MINER
  • KG

    It’s good to know that the leading defenders of traitors are big time dope smokers!

    FROM coal miner – http://www.ukcia.org/research/HempAndTheNewEnergyTechnologies.htm

    • COAL MINER

      Better look a gain,brain donor.Hemp is not a dope.

  • COAL MINER

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