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So Now It’s Doggiegate?

April 27, 2012 by  

Last week in this space, I predicted that this year’s Presidential contest would be the dirtiest in our history. Guess I should have added that some of the attacks against Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, would also be among the silliest we’ve seen.

The latest example — and I’m sure there will be many more to come — is the “Seamus scandal.” In case you’re not familiar with it, it’s based on a vacation trip the Romney family took to Canada more than 20 years ago.

Not wanting to put Seamus, the family dog, in a kennel while they were gone, but not having room for him in the family car, Romney built a special box for the Irish setter and tied it to the roof of the car.

When I first heard the story, all I could think of was the image of Aunt Edna (played by Imogene Coca) strapped in a rooftop rocker in “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” But in the movie, Aunt Edna was already dead. In real life, Seamus made the trip back and forth in complete safety.

Nevertheless, some of President Barack Obama’s fierce defenders have latched onto the story, convinced it proves that Romney is a heartless, uncaring elitist. New York Times columnist Gail Collins has written about the incident more than 50 times! Obama strategist David Axelrod has taken to tweeting pictures of dogs. There is even a website devoted to “Crategate.” The Facebook page Dogs Against Romney has more than 50,000 friends.

I don’t know how much damage the story has actually done to Romney’s reputation. But out of all of the fuss and bother has come an even weirder tale. It seems that when Obama was a child growing up in Indonesia, he and his family actually dined on dog.

I kid you not. Bloggers are having a field day with the allegations. There are rumors that Obama eats “pup tarts” and loves “chicken poodle soup.”

Can the campaign get any weirder than this?

Yes, it can. And if the Supreme Court declares that any part of Obamacare is unConstitutional, it probably will.

The Court is expected to issue its ruling sometime this summer. Most analysts predict that, at a minimum, the insurance mandate — the very heart of Obamacare — will be struck down. Many analysts expect all 2,700 pages of the law to be rejected.

Obama has already gone on the offensive against the Court. In a speech last month, he declared:

Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.

Of course, there would be nothing unprecedented at all by the Court issuing such a ruling. Obama’s comments revealed such a patently distorted view of history that even many of his supporters were appalled. The funniest reaction may have come from Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), who wrote:

His comments belie a grasp of constitutional concepts so lacking that perhaps the University of Chicago Law School should offer a refund to any students “taught” constitutional law by then-Professor Obama!

Ann Coulter pondered whether Obama actually passed any of the courses he took on the U.S. Constitution, writing: “I guess now we know why Obama won’t release his college and law school transcripts!”

Conservative columnist Thomas Sowell was even more blunt. He wrote:

There is no way that Barack Obama has never heard of it or really believes it to be “unprecedented” after two centuries of countless precedents.

In short, he is simply lying.

… On this and on many other issues, you would have to know what the facts are to know that he is lying. He is obviously counting on the fact that, in this era of dumbed-down education, many people have no clue as to what the facts are.

He is also counting on something else — namely, that the pro-Obama media will not expose his lies.

Can I hear an amen?

One Federal appeals court judge has put the Justice Department squarely on the hot seat over the President’s remarks. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments recently in another case challenging certain aspects of Obamacare. As Dana Kaersvang, the government’s attorney, began arguing in favor of Obamacare, Judge Jerry Smith interrupted.

“I want to be sure that you are telling us that the Attorney General and the Department of Justice do recognize the authority of the federal courts through unelected judges to strike acts of Congress or portions thereof in appropriate cases,” Smith said. He ordered Kaersvang to write him a letter stating the position of the U.S. attorney general and the Justice Department on the concept of judicial review.

“The letter needs to be at least three pages, single spaced, no less and it needs to be specific. It needs to make specific reference to the president’s statements,” the judge said.

We can’t know for certain how the Supreme Court will rule. But there is no question that most Americans want to see the Federal mandate repealed. The latest opinion poll I’ve seen puts the number at 72 percent of Americans who want this part of Obamacare overturned. A smaller majority want the entire measure repealed. And that was even before we saw the latest estimates of what this incredible boondoggle will cost.

Last month, the Congressional Budget Office released new estimates of what the Affordable Care Act will cost us taxpayers over the next 10 years. It turns out it’s not nearly as affordable as Obama and his supporters promised.

In March 2010, the CBO estimated the Obamacare would cost $940 billion over the next decade. Their new number is a staggering $1.76 trillion. Since taxes will cover less than half that amount, Obamacare will add a chunk to our national debt.

It’s now been two years since Obamacare was rushed through Congress. At the time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.”

Well, now we know what’s in it. And the more we learn, the less we like it.

Let’s hope that in November, most voters pay attention to issues that really matter — such as their freedom and prosperity — and ignore such frivolous sideshows as doggiegate.

Until next time, keep some powder dry.

–Chip Wood

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • s c

    First, RIGHT ON, Ron Paul! Now, let’s put the dog matter in proper context [assuming that ANYONE can get a utopian to understand ANYTHING]. In some countries, a dog would be considered delicious. As a result, it’s extremely difficult to take a 20 year old issue and bring it ‘up-to-date’ [only a utopian would try such an imbecilic thing].
    In proper 2012 context, WHAT WOULD A Muslim DO? After all, according to this half-assed administration, only a Muslim is entitled to an opinion that would matter in Washington. Axelrod, WOOF! Obummer, you must be one, desperate dude. Next time, try the price of beans in Manchuria. It might make sense to a utopian, but only utopians can be so D U H.

    • Tom W.

      It’s come out that since the story has aired that Bo will no longer have anything to do with our beloved POTUS! And can ya blame him?!! Is ANY dog safe?!!!

      http://barackobamaeatingthings.tumblr.com/post/17181882371/i-came-here-to-say-that-my-favorite-thing-about-this

      • Tom W.

        And seens Chip brought Thomas up, I thought this article would compliment his piece which was excellent also!

        Thomas Sowell (born June 30, 1930) is an American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, and author. A National Humanities Medal winner, he advocates laissez-faire economics and writes from a libertarian perspective. He is currently a Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Sowell was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Harlem, New York. He dropped out of high school, and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He had received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 1958 and a master’s degree from Columbia University in 1959. In 1968, he earned his doctorate degree in economics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Sowell has served on the faculties of several universities, including Cornell and University of California, Los Angeles, and worked for “think tanks” such as the Urban Institute. Since 1980 he has worked at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of more than 30 books.

        By Dr. Sowell

        The current Occupy Wall Street movement is the best illustration to date of what President Barack Obama’s America looks like. It is an America where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and incompetent rule. It is an America where those who have sacrificed nothing pillage and destroy the lives of those who have sacrificed greatly.

        It is an America where history is rewritten to honor dictators, murderers and thieves. It is an America where violence, racism, hatred, class warfare and murder are all promoted as acceptable means of overturning the American civil society.

        It is an America where humans have been degraded to the level of animals: defecating in public, having sex in public, devoid of basic hygiene. It is an America where the basic tenets of a civil society, including faith, family, a free press and individual rights, have been rejected. It is an America where our founding documents have been shredded and, with them, every person’s guaranteed liberties.

        It is an America where, ultimately, great suffering will come to the American people, but the rulers like Obama, Michelle Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, liberal college professors, union bosses and other loyal liberal/Communist Party members will live in opulent splendor.

        It is the America that Obama and the Democratic Party have created with the willing assistance of the American media, Hollywood , unions, universities, the Communist Party of America, the Black Panthers and numerous anti-American foreign entities.

        Barack Obama has brought more destruction upon this country in four years than any other event in the history of our nation, but it is just the beginning of what he and his comrades are capable of.

        The Occupy Wall Street movement is just another step in their plan for the annihilation of America.

        “Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.”

        Thomas Sowell

      • Robert Smith

        Don’t worry, Tom. Dogs in America are safe. Obama was FED dog by adults. It’s not as if it was his idea as a kid.

        On the other hand Romney DECIDED to put his dog on top of the car where he got so wound up he crapped all over everything, literally.

        Rob

      • Dennis48e

        RS has fallen for the distraction of doggiegate and totaly missed the point of the article.

      • Tom W.

        Are you at all suprized Dennis?! Same ole’ story, it wasn’t his fault, it’s a wonder that they haven’t claimed it was Dubya who forced fed him the pooch! LOL!!! “Here ya go kid, try some of this!.. He he!” At least Rob seems to be a dog lover! That WOULD explain his pin-up of Debbie Wasserman Shultz!!! WOOF WOOF!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd8XBUIaQKo

        Looks just like her don’t it?! LOL!!! Rob, you a sick puppy!

      • Tom W.

        Did anybody catch O spewing his crap to the troops down in Ft. Stewart GA, MAN! He’s on his soap-box today!!! LOL!

      • gnafu

        At least Romeny didn’t tie his dog to the back bumper and make it run behind the car. He threw him some dog biscuits along the way. Muslims will eat Halil foods. What companies produce Halil foods…we have no idea what goes into those foods but you can well bet it’s not USDA approved and they have been caught a few times and made to clean up their meat companies. A dead, diseased cow is just as precious as a live, disease free cow so they all get processed with a blessing. But what is important in this coming presidential election is the chosen R candidate and can he outtalk, outthink, outwit, outsmart the Socialist president? Will the nominated opponent of Obama have enough dog biscuits to throw to the crowd and gain enough good dogs to vote for him? Or will Obama splash in some dead cows along with the live cows to get enough cows to vote for him? It’s going to be interesting.

    • hipshotpercusion

      In many Asian countries dogs are eaten on a regular basis. That’s a fact.

      • Jeffrey Mooney

        So because other cultures eat dogs it’s ok to be cruel to the family pet? Careful with that kind of logic. Many past cultures have practised cannibalism. You could be on the menu next!

      • Tom W.

        Seens that dog is God spelled backwards, the consumption of canine flesh should be considered at least sacreligious if not blasphemous!!! Damn gooks’ll eat anything! There was an apartment complex in my hometown where a lot of Vietnamese refugees took up residence, you didn’t ever see a stray with-in a six blk. radius of that area, and strays were a REAL problem at that point in time!!! The poultry and the seafood are always your safest bets when ordering at an unfamiliar oriental eatery.

      • David Deal

        Thanks to you and Robert Smith for simple common sense and fairness.

    • nc

      SC, What great “true conservative(s) since 1945, when we emerged as the strongest nation in the world, has lead this country? Was it Nixon who covered up felonies by associates to the point he had to resign or one of the brilliant bushes???? Was it Ronnie the Great,who created higher taxes for the people and tripled the national debt? Those doesn’t sound like things a “true conservative”" would do!!

      What truely conservative person is most responsible for our position in the world today???You seem to know all about what constitutes “a true conservative’! Jump right in here with your list!!

      • Mz. Rod Majors

        I’d put Jason Chaffetz right at the top of my list, His partner from Utah, Mike Lee ain’t no slouch either! Ron Paul’s son Rand is AWESOME!!! Allen West from the great state of FL, Kristy Noem of SD, just to name a few, and I always hate to start a list ’cause ya know you’re going to forget someone and feelin’s are gonna be hurt! I see a FINE crop of young conservatives comin’ down the pike!!!

      • Tom W.

        That had to be an act of God! LOL!!!

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        nc, are you just stupid or what? You keep asking the same question over and over expecting an answer. Last time I checked there never has been a Conservative Party candidate elected as POTUS but both you and I know the closest thing to a conservative POTUS was Reagan.

        I’ll ask you, when was the last time a Marxist(Democat-hybred communist)was elected to the office of POTUS? Novembr 2008! His name was Barack Hussein Obama.

        I hope this satisfies your curiosity and thank you for not yelling!

      • Dave

        “We” tend to forget that each presidency benefits or suffers from the legacy of the preceding presidency just as Huckabee can be credited with raising taxes in Arkansas until you figure he followed the spend=thrift Clinton. Reagan built the military which indirectly brought about the fall of the Iron Curtain with his ideas of “Star Wars” technology which is in actual practice today. No doubt these same people will fault Obama’s successor for the excesses critical to bring us out of “third world status” foisted on us by the current third world born POTUS.

    • Ramona Acord

      How about someone actually showing how ordinary Americans transport their dogs. For example isn’t Obamaand his like PUTTING DOWN every sportsman who takes their dogs with them for hunting and such. How many times have you seen ordinary people in their pickups with their dogs in back. Watch Out! Obama’s next step will be to make a national law against transporting animals without all kinds of expensive parajunk. There was nothing wrong with what Romney did; his dog was in a protected place and was strapped on safely. I’m sure that when the family stopped for breaks, the dog was taken out and loved by the kids. I guess when you can’t run on your horrible record, you have to find diversions. Americans aren’t that stupid. We all know how to create smoke screens to change the important focus on results. Obama spent the first two years passing Obamacare which most people don’t want and the rest of his time running for reelection.

    • Dave

      Any of us who fought in Vietnam know the truth – I saw no dogs at all during my tour in Vietnam; they do in fact eat animals such as dogs and cats – they would love the dilemma we have here!

  • Harold Olsen

    This shows just how desperate the left is. The more desperate the left get the more stupid they act. I’m not a Romney supporter and won’t vote for him since I consider him an Obama clone, but the left needs to try something more intelligent to keep the White House. The problem with the left is they don’t do intelligent. They are incapable of it.

    • cawmun cents

      To Harold Olsen,
      there is a problem with your assertions in the statements which you made(I cant believe I am doing this)”The problem with the left is that they dont do intelligent,They are incapable of it.”and ,”I am not a Romney supporter,and wont vote for him since I consider him an Obama clone.”
      Forgive me folks for saying this(it doesnt mean I have turned left,rather that I see an error in judgement).but if Romney is a clone of Obama,then how can the left lose?
      How are they not intelligent when they provide us with only left and left-lite choices?
      My extreme leftist friend came over today and told me that Fox News was a bastion of conservatives,and that he doesnt watch it because it slants its news to the right.
      My problem isnt that he said what he said,my problem is that he is a leftist loon(though I love him like he were my own brother),and if he thinks Fox news slants to the right,I should be wary,because he gets his news via leftist outlets.
      “McFly?”
      Back to the Obama clone thing now Harold.The presumed right has decided that the only viable candidate for them is an Obama clone,and then you get those on the presumed right telling you that they are fair and balanced(Fair is a leftist term for what the left desires,and balanced is a term for a logic decision based on fairness according to the Fox News proponents)?Doesnt that ring the fubar bell in your mind?
      The fact that they push Obama lite on you,as if it is the only choice is astonishing.
      But only a percentage less astonishing than you thinking that they are incapable of intelligence,when the ONLY choice is GOING to be Obama Lite.
      Do you get what I am saying,Harold?
      I am saying that what you have as a choice is left no matter how you wrap your mind around it.Someone has caused you to think otherwise,and you dont like it.
      To then say that someone who has you trapped in their obvious leftist catch-22,is then incapable of intelligence defies all logic,doesnt it?
      It just doesnt make sense.
      That is HOW confused they have made your mind work.
      Just HOW insidious can the left be?
      They are stacking all the cards in their favor,right in front of God and everyone,and there are stilll those who think they have limited intelligence?
      That is why you are so easily duped.
      Because though it is right there in front of you,you still dont recognize the FUBAR for what it is.
      You have been compromised,and controlled.
      Like it or not,you are the one who needs to question his own thoughts.
      -CC.

      • css

        Amen CC, but don’t be too harsh on Harold. It’s the poisons in the air, food, medications, water, the MSM, and the progressive education system that have been dumbing people down for half a century.

        My own children were the same way as your friend and I couldn’t get anything through to them because they too watched leftist news stations. They had to do their own research and find out the truth for themselves. They were literally shocked at what they discovered and they crossed over from the dark side to the right side. Detox your body of all those poisons including eliminating stupid and untruthful news media and you will detox your mind.

        I would like to know if anyone knows whether Ron Paul is in fact going to be a third party candidate.

      • Tom W.

        And let me add my two cents cc! O may have set on the fence when he’s had to a couple of times, bot he’s never bounded back and forth like Cool Hand Luke fleein’ the warden’s bloodhounds the way that our GOP ghost of the Gipper has shown himself to be capable of doing! I can’t remember a candidate who’s EVER run who’s been documented as being on both sides of EVERY major issue out there!!! And somebody said that Jeb is all gungho about being considered for Mitt’s runnin’ mate! Talk about the old guard raising it’s UGLY head!!! EGADS! SHREIK!!!

      • dufas magnet

        Maybe he meant he was gonna vote for Ron Paul and to hell with all those idiots out there who say’s Paul is too old or some kinda anti-Semite.. Anti-Semite my ass hairs, those fools wouldn’t know what a Semite was if they ate one for dinner. RON PAUL 2012..!!!

      • Tom W.

        It would depend on if it was served up Kosher or not, then you would would have to decide on a wine, and are we talkin’ a red or a white?! Well, Semite is neither white nor dark meat and is a lot like duck and can tend to be a little on the greasy side! Fava beans are always a nice side and then a nice chianti is ALWAYS a most EXCELLENT wine choice! Fa fa,fa fa fa!!!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVlkZVAw8Gc

        Yum! Mah Shalomkah cc!!!

    • Tom W.

      And to top off bein’ an Obama clone (That’s truly unfair to O who might be a lot of things, but PLASTIC isn’t one of them!) Harold, he’s a flat out heretic! They’ve already come out with the fact that his grandfather practiced polygammy, watch, before it’s all said and done Axlerod’ll have his and Warren Jepps’ family trees tied together! LOL!!! Oh, what a wicked web we weave!

      • David Gallagher

        Guess what dude, so did Obama’s father practice poligamy (lot closer than grandfather aint it) unless of course he didn’t marry Obama’s mamma which would make him the biggest bastard ever to live in this country.

      • Tom W.

        That was a tribal thing DUDE! Evidently if it had two legs and walked, Sr. poured the pork (I hope that doesn’t offend any towelheads out there!) to it!!! He’s no different from ANY of your young urban professional gigolos out there clubbin’ EVERY night right here in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!!!Of course he did just abandon Jr. and his mom, I wonder if he ever paid any child support what-so-ever?!! He was some kinda royalty or something wasn’t he Karlolyn?!

      • Ramona Acord

        You excuse Obama’s Dad as having more than one wife, as a tribal thing, but you don’t have the historical knowledge that Romney’s church once believed in more than one wife. You also don’t know that that same church changed that practice and fights any extreme hanger ons to that practice. What is different about “tribal” vs “church/religious” beliefs? You just want to pick out trivia and ignore real history.

  • http://none Claire

    I have 8 dogs. There is no way in hell I would put any of my dogs in a crate on the top of my vehicle. If I had a pick-up truck, I would not allow them to ride in the bed unless they were in a crate. I have seen dogs jump out of the bed of a truck in traffic. There are some people in this world that should not have a dog. It is a matter of common sense–and the safety issue. Romney?? It will be a cold day in hell before I would ever vote for this person.

    • Jonathan

      Then vote for Ron Paul.

    • SmartA$$

      I take it you aren’t to bright.

      • http://folkartist.wordpress.com Libertytrain

        what a silly smartass comment that was….

      • charlie

        SmartA$$,,, you keep up the b s ,,,you may become a wise a$$ and btw tell LibertyTrain he’s been derailled … Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing …

      • charlie

        SmartA$$,,, another thing ,,, do you think any of these candya$$ dog people have ever completed The Iditarod dog team race???

    • Tom W.

      And I’ll bet some of your dogs have tutus on too Claire, so if you wouldn’t vote for Mitt, you’ll be a no-vote when he runs against old Toto breath this Nov.! LOL!!! Behold a REAL dog! My Dusty is also 1/2 lab and 1/2 pit, this dog looks like he could be one of his long lost brothers!!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=xdj67XknFrM#t=5

    • Concerned Montanan

      Claire, if this is the only kind of thing you base your vote on, then perhaps you are part of the problem rather than part of the solution. For pity sake, how could the dog incident, of 20 years ago, affect his presidency. Obviously they made sure the dog was okay and he made the trip unscathed. Some idiot wasted time promoting this story, so another idiot remembered Obama’s comment from his book (who care if he tasted dog meat) and used it to counter attack. I suggest you spend a lot more time reading and researching some pertinent facts. Obama is obviously on a path to destroy our country. At least Romney is a citizen who appreciates his country.

    • http://foxnews robert

      i also am a animal lover . BUT i do not put animals or lizards or birds of any feathers above human life as the epa and democrats and some in congress . human life is precious and more important than any animal and we have all the yesorces we need to make AMERICA prosper again to lower gas and food and all other things the trucks have to deliver to the stores for our survial . so if you think animals are more important than humans you are a idot . we dont need the rest of the world they need us if the goverment would leave people alone and take a pay cut instead of stealing from every american and funding terrorist and drug lords . GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES REPUBLIC OF AMERICA. AND WORRY ABOUT THE POOR PEOPLE HERE IN AMERICA UNTILL WE GET THIS NATION BACK ON TRACK. WITH NEW BLOOD RUNNING YHIS COUNTRY. THE ONES WE HAVE ASK US TO SACUFICE BUT WHAT HAS WASHINGTON DC DONE BESIDE WASTE AND SCREW EVERY EVERY TRUE AMERICA WHO LOVES THIS ONCE GREAT NATION . IF OBAMA WINS RELECTION THEIR WILL BE NO AMERICA ANYMORE .

    • Ramona Acord

      How do you consider the container that Romney built any different than your so called crates. At least his protected the dog from the wind; at least he wanted his dog with him for two weeks instead of being in a kennel. At least his container was strapped to the car, not just sitting in the back of a pickup to be whipped around by physical forces in operation when you drive your pickup.

    • Dave

      Sad to say, many “fine Americans” treat their animals better than they do their children and not just with physical abuse. It isn’t cruelty to teach responsibility, discipline, and contributing to the welfare of the family; if you want to indulge in child abuse, give your “loved one” everything they want – they’ll hate you when you no longer do either because you’re broke, too old, or dead.

  • http://none Claire

    JeffH & Libertytrain–Abbey took Best iof Breed yesterday at the dog show! She was gorgeous!! She is such a happy dog and we sure did the Happy Dance! We show again today, and the rest of the weekend. Abbey is young, but here is hoping she wins every day. Of course, she has a different judge every day, but I am hoping….

    • Karolyn

      Congratulations, Abby! :-) What would we dog-lovers do without our fur kids?

      • http://none Claire

        Karolyn: The show is only an hour away so I don’t have to travel very far. I have to leave in about 2 hours, so I best get moving. I am getting all “revved up.” Sure hope she wins today. My dogs keep me grounded in this crazy mixed-up world.

      • Karolyn

        GOOD LUCK!

      • Tom W.

        “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” – Author unknown

      • Average Joe

        Tom W.

        The author is Robert A. Heinlein.

      • Tom W.

        Thanx AJ!!! Both spicies were worshipped by the ancient Egyptians as gods and never forgot it!!!… Cats and women! LOL!!!

    • http://folkartist.wordpress.com Libertytrain

      Wow – fabulous – will write you later!

      • http://none Claire

        Libertytrain–I had her picture taken, It usually takes about 2 weeks to get it–will send it to you.

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        Claire, that’s fabulous. I know you’re so proud. Westminister Best in Show someday? You never know! I’m happy for you and GSP’s will always have a special place in my heart.

    • Tom W.

      That calls for CELEBRATION Claire!!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeGqp4E8azY

    • Marilyn

      Congratulations Claire on your dog’s win.

  • MAP

    “In March 2010, the CBO estimated the Obamacare would cost $940 billion over the next decade. Their new number is a staggering $1.76 billion.” Am I missing something here? Should the last figure actually be 1.76 trillion? The liberals posting here will be on this like flies on…well, you know.

    • http://boblivingstonpl.wordpress.com Bob Livingston

      Dear MAP,

      You are correct. Thanks for pointing out our editing mistake. It has been corrected.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

    • Tom W.

      GOOD lookin’ out MAP!!!

      • MAP

        I guess it proves that I at least read the articles.

    • Flashy

      MAP..FYI …From one neutral site …”But CBO’s recent analyses—including updated projections of the costs of the new entitlement spending in the so-called exchanges and some simulations on employer dumping scenarios—basically say nothing that wasn’t already said when the agency issued its original cost estimates for the law in March 2010.”

      And from another site http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/conservatives-distort-cbo-data-to-claim-obamacare-costs-have-exploded.php

      The numbers and estimate hasn’t changed, HCR is still projected to cut into the deficit spending, and the opponents are twisting the report out of context.

      • MAP

        Flashy, you just wasted time posting to me. I am totally and completely against the criminal organization in Washington taking control of anything. I don’t trust the corruption and incompetence emanating from that bastion of evil to make anything better. Consider the current corrupt and incompetent administration. I wouldn’t trust that bunch of liars and thieves to run a kindergarten, much less anything else.

      • Flashy

        MAP….if you have an incumbent Congressional candidate 9Rep or Sen0 and a Democratic challenger…you gonna hold to your convictions and vote against the incumbent? Just how straight do you shoot there Sparky ?

      • MAP

        Flashy, I’m not real sure of your point. I will not, nor will I ever vote for a Democrat. I would just as soon vote for Lucifer (the party head). That leaves only one party. I am not a Republican. I am a conservative. I can only pray that a conservative party comes along. If FDR and the liberal/communist loons had not destroyed the Democratic, I might feel like there were parties to choose from. The old Democratic actually represented my political views (John Randolph, Jefferson, Monroe, Calhoun…) After the DNC and socialism bankrupts the country hopefully things will turn around. Not much to hope for, I know, but it is a far sight better than the dismal hope we received in the last presedential election.

      • DaveH

        Given your history of lies, equivocations, plagiarism, slander, multiple personalities, and condoning of theft and violence, Flashman, how could MAP NOT shoot straighter than you?

      • DavidL

        My research and analysis of the numbers support your perspective. Keep going with your heavily fact-based postings. I appreciate them. They are a breath of fresh air around this site.

      • Tom W.

        Marty Feldmann could shoot straighter than Flush Dave!!!

        http://www.listal.com/viewimage/1527116

      • Tom W.

        Y’alll did know that Flushdouche and DavidlL are both BIG Georgia Football fans, right?! Well one night at a homegame in Athens, they were both sittin’ up in the stands on the Georgia side of the field ’bout 20 rows up when they noticed Uga layin’ down on the side-lines doin’, well you know, doin’ what dog’s can do that the rest of us can only fanticize about, and Flush said, “Man! I wish I could do that!!!” to which DL replied, “Dat dog’d bite you!!!” LOL!!!

      • Opal the Gem

        “MAP….if you have an incumbent Congressional candidate 9Rep or Sen0 and a Democratic challenger…you gonna hold to your convictions and vote against the incumbent? Just how straight do you shoot there Sparky ?”

        We know how you will vote Flushy. If the situation is reversed you will vote for the democrat no matter who/what he is. You said very clearly about a week ago that you would never vote for a Republican so that leaves the democrat incumbant.

      • Flashy

        Opal…as usual you left out the pertinent part of my stance. I said if primaried, i’m voting against the incumbent. That is #1. The second is i don’t make the overall statements that all of Congress needs to be booted…I believe i have stated time and again the problem is there is a GOP hard line contingent that is holding this country back purely for political purposes or maintaining the power of the monied elite. Certainly not for America.

        But you are correct…i won’t vote against America, and as such i won’t vote GOP.

      • Dennis48e

        “i won’t vote against America, and as such i won’t vote GOP.”

        So, as Opal said you will vote for the democrat incumbant no matter who/what he is.

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        MAP says: If FDR and the liberal/communist loons had not destroyed the Democratic, I might feel like there were parties to choose from. The old Democratic actually represented my political views (John Randolph, Jefferson, Monroe, Calhoun…)

        Way to go MAP; your above statement needs to be repeated, and often! Kudos!!!

    • Dennis48e

      The following came up on Newsmax a little while ago.

      First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2010 Spanish vacation cost U.S. taxpayers nearly half a million dollars, the right-leaning Judicial Watch claimed on Thursday.

      The total cost was $467,585, according to the group’s president Tom Fitton, who says it took “two years and a lawsuit” to get the information.

      “It is hypocritical for President Obama to fire GSA officials for wasteful conference spending, while his family went on a luxury vacation in the Costa del Sol Spain that cost taxpayers nearly half a million dollars,” Fitton said referring to the scandal surrounding the General Services Administration’s lavish training conference in Las Vegas.

      Obama and her then-nine-year-old younger daughter, Sasha, went on the trip to Andalusia and Majorca “with two friends and four of their daughters, as well as a couple of aides and a couple of advance staff members,” the New York Times reported at the time. The vacation included a meeting with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia.

      Obama and the other family paid for their own hotel bills, but Judicial Watch said the flight costs came to $199,323.75. “The 15-member flight crew stayed at Tryp Guadalmar, a nearby motel. Lodging cost was $10,290.60 and car rental cost was $2,633.50. Food cost was $876.30, including $57.68 for four bottles of maple syrup and a package of pancake mix,” the group claimed.

      “Secret Service records meanwhile, show that the costs to the agency for the vacation were $254,461.20. This total includes $26,670.61 for a chauffeur tour of Costa del Sol and $50,078.78 for a travel planning company SET P&V, S.L. [George Soros is 50 percent owner of the travel company.] Taxpayers also paid the bill for separate lodging for a dog and its handler.”

      • Mz. Rod Majors

        THANK YOU
        AMERICA!

        Dear American Taxpayer

        For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242 thousand dollars for my vacation in Spain.

        My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time.

        Honestly, you just haven’t lived until you have stayed in a $2,500.00 per night private 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel.

        Thank you also for the use of Air Force Two and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times. By the way, if you happen to be visiting the Costa del Sol, I highly recommend the Buenaventura Plaza restaurant in Marbella; great lobster with rice and oysters! I’m ashamed to admit the lobsters we ate in Martha’s Vineyard were not quite as tasty, but what can you do if you’re not in Europe, you have to just grin and bear it?

        Air Force Two (which costs $11,351 per hour to operate according to Government Accounting Office reports) only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. These are only rough estimates, but they are close. That’s quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint.

        I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet. So I do appreciate your sacrifices and do hope you find work soon.

        I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few
        days.

        Cordially,

        Michelle (Moochelle) Obama

        P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION dollar trip
        to India from which we just returned!

        P.SS. Thank you, too, for that vacation trip to Martha’s Vineyard; it was fabulous.

        And thanks for that second smaller jet that took our dog Bo to Martha’s Vineyard so we and the children could have him with us while we were away from the White House for eleven days. After all, we couldn’t take him on Air Force One because he might pee on some wires or something.

        P.SSS. Oh, I almost forgot to say thanks also for our two-week trip to Hawaii at Christmas. That 7,000 square foot house was great!

        Love ya!

        Remember we all have to share the pain of these economic times equally! Love to -redistribute- share- the
        wealth.
        Thanx!!! Chelle’

      • MAP

        The utter hypocrisy of these people just makes you want to throw up. In the French Revolution didn’t they guillotine people on just these kinds of charges? Next, Michelle will be telling us to just eat cake.

      • Tom W.
  • jopa

    I can just imagine what the crate looked like and how functional it was if constructed by Romney.He has displayed no common sense to date with anything in everyday life.If the dog was so comfortable why did the dog crap all over the back window of the car with apparent diarrhea.To make matters worse according to Romney family members he went to a car wash and sprayed down the dog and the car with one of those high pressure hoses rather than take the dog off of the car for a proper bath.He should be locked up in a dog kennel for a while for cruelty to animals.

    • MAP

      Yawn…Who really cares, Jopa? Just more childish, liberal whine. I’ll listen to my ceiling fan. It shows as much intelligence and is not as silly.

      • Jeffrey Mooney

        Who cares? Millions of dog lovers care. Romney may get Michael Vick’s vote but no one who’s not been brainwashed by the holier than thow river of right wing propaganda (or who is more intelegent than your ceiling fan) would ever vote for him.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000041348464 Ronald R Worthington

        this is the most intelligent comment i have seen so far!

      • MAP

        Jeffry, I won’t get sucked into a discussion that is totally stupid to begin with. That such a ridiculous discussion would even exist explains to me how a worthless communist could be placed in the White House.

      • Flashy

        MAP..good thing there isn’t one in the WH then eh?

      • MAP

        Flashy says Obama is not a communist? Let’s try some logic on this assertion:

        All liberals/communists are liars
        Flashy is a liberal/communist
        Therefoe, Flashy is…

        How much are you paid to pollute this site, Flashy?

    • Jeffrey Mooney

      It’s a little late to “impound” Romney for his cruelty but I agree he should have been charged with animal abuse. The man is totally out of touch.

      • DaveH

        Let’s get back to some reality. Big Government is indebting our children to the tune of over $16 Trillion, and they didn’t even get a vote in the matter. And I have yet to hear a Liberal complain about the cruelty of enslaving those children without didn’t have so much as a majority say in the matter.
        Only the future will tell if our whole country devolves into the normal state of starvation and poverty that is brought on by fools listening to the Leaders tout the benefits of Socialism. The benefits of Socialism accrue only to a small portion of the population — the Leaders and their pals, who benefit from fleecing the rest of the citizens.
        So who are the cruel ones — a man who ignorantly strapped his dog to the roof of his car, or the Progressives who purposely, though presented with ample evidence of the results of Socialism, forge ahead and assume the Power to force their way on others and help themselves to the money of others thus heading our country into almost certain poverty?

      • DaveH

        That should have been “who didn’t”, not “without didn’t”. Loose nut on the keyboard.

      • Flashy

        I dunno Dave H..every time you direct anyone to the Mises website, I’d say such is a cruel act … so who’s the cruel one?

      • DaveH

        Cruelty, Flashman, are your efforts to keep ignorant people in their place.

      • DaveH

        For those who don’t wish to remain as ignorant as Flashman would like you to be:
        http://mises.org/

      • Dennis48e

        Jedffrey can you prove the dog suffered the slightest bit of harm?

      • THG

        Finally they have something different ! Now the Libs can talk about how Romney was so cruel to his dog . I was getting so tired of hearing how it’s Bush’s fault and how racist I am . How long will you Cool-aide drinking, long winded , fact-less ,mind-less people go on about this now ?

    • LAB

      PUHLEASE!!! You can’t imagine anything ~ OBVIOUSLY! WTF, did you see a picture? Have you seen ANY reason to condemn Romney’s treatment of the dog? NO NO ONE HAS!!! SO JUST STFU and go back to your stinkin’ cup of Kool Aide ya dork.

    • THG

      Hey jopa , Maybe the Romneys should have just rode in a private jet , after all Bo rides in one !

      • jopa

        THG; Now that does make sense, then the dog would not have had to suffer needlessly.

    • THG

      no comment

    • Ramona Acord

      How do you account for the fact that Romney was ask to take over the Olympics to restore it to being a successful event. Oh Yes, that couldn’t have happen because you say Romney was too dumb to run anything. You are really afraid to actually research Romney’s life and his accomplishments. That seems to be the liberal way. How about actually saying you don’t want to vote for Romney because of his conservative views and then argue why with the liberal left’s views. Oops, that means you would have to know both stances and understand them. That would take hard work. I respect people who argue a point about their beliefs, but not people who take “cheap shots” at a man who has worked and shown results of his work.

  • nodogshere

    With all the problems this country is facing all this over a dog in a crate —this is just stupid

    • charlie

      nodogs ,,, you missed the point ,,, the dog in the crate was ate and eating dogs is a violation of The King’s food Laws ,,, so these people that eat dogs are tee total HEATHENS,,, is USA Inc. being lead by a tee total heathen ???
      Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing…

    • Tom W.

      The stupid thing is that these idiots want to use this as a political football when their guy is over there suckin’ on his teeth!!! Somebody give that brother a toothpick!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLHQUuEgKPw

      LOL!!!

  • WayneC

    I give up on this Presidental Election I will not be voting for either one I am very upset the the GOP which is turned into a shell of what it once was. People who are so forgetful that it was Gov Romey plan of health care that Obama used to promote a national plan the Gov even endorsed it He says he did not but he did. I also have big concerns over Gov church i.e. cult teaching and all of it secerts it holds. Sorry we can as Americans do better than either of these so come Nov I will be placing other in slot and more than likely I will remove my name from the GOP to Ind.

    • MAP

      I’ll post this video again for those that didn’t see it. I don’t approve of this young woman’s filthy language, but everything she says is dead on correct. Romney is a joke. The GOP has betrayed conservatives yet again.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBXe3Kvg-qU&feature=share

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Rod Majors

        Wow!!! Thank you MAP! I’ve read things on the economy by Ann before and knew she was a conservative but that’s one pi$$ed off mama griz right there son!!! Tellin’ it LIKE IT IS too! The Republican establishment should hide their heads in shame for the farce that they’re gettin’ ready to try and pull over on the American people!!! Ann is pi$$ed off and I don’t blame her one iota for voicin’ her disapproval with some passion!!! She’s tired of having to explain to her clients what has happened to their nest eggs, and I wish that somebody would step out from behind the GOP curtains and show an inkling of the emotion that Ann obviously feels! Sarah Palin is a poser! Ann’s the REAL DEAL!!! She should be on the ballot, she’d sure get my vote! O’s GOTTA GO!!! I don’t think Mitt can pull it off for one, and I’m NOT SO SURE I want him to! LET’S GET REAL!!!

    • DaveH

      Then strike a blow for Freedom, Wayne. Vote for Ron Paul. Or if by some weird circumstance he stands down, vote for the Libertarian Presidential candidate (probably Gary Johnson).
      http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/

      • jeepman1

        DaveH, you are wasting your breath on Wayne. He is just a DNC plant touting the next left wing voter suppression line. “Oh I’m not voting…I’m upset…” (Said with total sarcasm.) It’s just an attempt to get marginal voters to “join” with him and stay away from the polls. Make no mistake, on Nov 6 Wayne will pull the “D” lever and wonder how many suckers stayed at home because of his posts. It’s incideous and vile, but it’s all part of the no-holds barred election cycle.

      • DaveH

        Those who would vote for Romney may as well stay away from the polls because the result of his election would just be a continuation of Big Government meddling in our lives.

      • Flashy

        it’s worthy of a daily chuckle that every post which is left of Attila the Hun is a “DNC plant”, or paid to post. Hey! is that a black helicopter i see? it’s the UN taking us over ! Run quick or it’s the FEMA camp for you ! EGADS !

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        Flasky, i noted as of late, that there’s not too much wind in your sails; perhaps a new moniker, and a fresh start?

      • Opal the Gem

        Flashy needs to eat more beans so he can generate more wind.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        Flushdouche eats plenty of beans Opal, if he was full of any more gas, you think that pipeline out in Cali blew a big freakin’ hole in the ground, the explosion could rival one of those from the New Mexico dessert from way back in the 40′s! KA-BOOM!!!

        Sacred Ground

        This sacred ground, deserves my all
        No less for God, or freedom’s call
        If my life, be laid down, let it be on sacred ground

        It was purchased with the blood of Patriots,
        consecrated for liberty
        Protected, through the generations,
        Now the future rests with me

        This sacred ground, deserves my all
        No less for God, or freedom’s call
        If my life, be laid down, let it be on sacred ground

        Who will answer the call for warriors,
        Who will be there at the battle line
        Who will lift up a prayer for courage,
        Who will bury me if I die?

        This sacred ground, deserves my all
        No less for God, or freedom’s call
        If my life, be laid down, let it be on sacred ground

        If I should die, watch o’er my family,
        But brother shed no tears for me
        For I will be among the angels,
        Who’ve given all to keep all free

        This sacred ground, deserves my all
        No less for God, or freedom’s call
        If my life, be laid down,
        Let it be on sacred ground

        These are the words to a song on Steve Vaus’ 1996 CD, “Don’t Tread on Me”, if anyone has any info on the author or history of the song, I would LOVE to know! IT”S AWESOME!!! For all our PATRIOTS current and past, and especially the ones who give ALL so that we could have ALL!!!

        “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13 (KJV)

      • DaveH

        What Flashman can’t or won’t recognize is that the “left” are on the same side as “Attila the Hun”. It is the left, the Big Government Lovers, who, like Attila, want to force their way on others.

  • Nottakenyan

    The price America continues to pay for putting an illegal, lying kenyigar in the White House.

    • Jeffrey Mooney

      Now that’s a brilliant racist comment. I thought such mindless rhetoric wasn’t allowed here.

      • Dark_Archer

        Its not mindless its the truth

      • DaveH

        What did he say that was racist, Jeffrey?

      • charlie

        Jeff ,,, if they did not allow mindless “stuff” on this site , it would almost be blank…

      • MAP

        I guess that would explain why you’re here, Charlie?

      • http://folkartist.wordpress.com Libertytrain

        Map, I was going to write the same thing —- why post – why be here for folks like him unless they are writing about their own mental flaws?

      • charlie

        MAP,,, somebody has to keep the poop stired up…
        Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing …

      • charlie

        Libertytrain,, what are you doing here ? you’ve been derailled …

      • TML

        DaveH – “kenyigar” – implied conjunction is racist and rude.

      • http://folkartist.wordpress.com Libertytrain

        to be derailed on the Personal Liberty site is perfect — nowhere else I’d rather be.

      • DaveH

        I guess I am just too color-blind, TML, to have noticed that.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        There’s a couple of people who post on this site that, if they don’t own one already, wish they owned one of those pointy white spook hoods Jeffrey!

      • Ramona Acord

        Pulled the race card again. That is the old time worn response whenever anyone criticizes this President. Everyone is not stupid and will not bite on this one unless that are already as they said before, “drinking the kool-aid”.

  • My2Cents

    Its a dog eat dog world….what can I say?

    • jeepman1

      Now that has to be the best doggone post yet! :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        It’s a dogs word man!!!… jeep jeep!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Mr. and Mz. Rod Majors

        TypeO! I meant world! SORRY!!!

  • rosina

    tHE ONLY WAY TO STOP ALL THIS NONSENSE IS TO DECLARE, FINALLY OBAMSA INELIGIBLE AS HE IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.
    JUST THE FACT OF HIS BIOLOGICAL FATHER BEING BRITISH SHOULD BE ENOUGH!
    wHAT IS WRONG WITH THE REPUBLICANS? aND THE SUPREME COURT?
    THE CONSTITUTION COMES AND LAST AND ALWAYS!
    LONG LIVE THE CONSTITUTIONAL USA.
    NO COMMUNISTS WANTED HERE-NO SUBVERSIVES, NO FIFTHE COLUMN.

    • Flashy

      Rosina…what are you going to say if Rubio is selected as Romney’s VP running mate?

      • Average Joe

        Not much at all (other than…both are idiots). Romney is free to choose whoever he wants as a running mate…makes no difference…if Romney isn’t elected… now does it? I for one won’t be voting for Romney….but I will be voting for Ron Paul.

      • Flashy

        Reason I ask AJ is that it’s beginning to look like Rubio will make the cut for final consideration…and there are a few, including Mr. Livingston, who take the position Rubio is ineligible for the office. If that’s the belief, then how can one legitimize stating Pres. Obama is ineligible, yet vote for Rubio to be VP when his eligibility is the same as Pres. Obama’s?

      • demsagainst obama

        Flushy you have already said in previous discussions Romney doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in he!! of winning so why do you care who his VP candidate is.

      • Flashy

        Dems…because i find it interesting that folks may rail against the President on eligibility…yet quite probably vote for a canddiate whose eligibility is the same basis.

        i find it very interesting that no one is stating anything on Rubio’;s eiligibility now that he’s in the running for the VP slot…yet when the subject arose concerning the President a few months ago, similar eligibility qualifications was the very basis most of the posters (and Mr. Livingston) cited.

        And it will definitely be interesting if runio is the VP candidate . For when someone rails against the President’s eligibility…and Rubio’s is tossed back …. what do you think the odds will be the countering response is “but but that’s different !”

      • http://folkartist.wordpress.com Libertytrain

        flashman must have reading comprehension problems in order to have posted this re rubio eligibility

      • Flashy

        Liberty….shall we ask Mr. Livingston his take on whether mark rubio is eligible to hold the office of POTUS ?

        I believe Rubio is qualified and eligible…but more than several posters and Mr. Livingston believe he is not.

      • http://folkartist.wordpress.com Libertytrain

        flashy flashman – how many of your fellow office posters to Personal Liberty are there? Someone with your name and style already posted on the article regarding same several times today – did you read the article before you posted or consulted with the other paid posters to see what they wrote? You are so sadly silly.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        Hey Flushdouche, the mother ship has landed and they asked to speak to the one we call Flushdouche! They seem friendly enough Flush, see what they want…

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=1jDcmDAUdnQ&NR=1

      • Ramona Acord

        Instead of Arguing Endlessly – do the research and cite the facts:

        1From Wikepedia:Rubio was born in Miami, Florida,[5] the second son and third child of Mario Rubio (1927–2010)[6] and Oria Garcia (born 1931).[citation needed] His parents were Cubans who had emigrated to the United States in 1956 and were later naturalized as U.S. citizens in 1975.[7

        http://www.theblaze.com/stories/birthers-now-claim-sen-marco-rubio-isnt-a-natural-born-citizen/

        nstead of fretting over birth certificates, this time birthers are challenging Rubio‘s viability based on his parents’ citizenship. As the basis of their view that the senator isn’t eligible to run for the American presidency, they cite Article 2 of the constitution, which says, “no person except a natural born citizen … shall be eligible to the Office of President.”

        But, as the Miami Herald points out, “natural born citizen” has never been defined. While some would contend that anyone born inside the U.S. would and should be considered citizens, birthers disagree. They rely on old writings that apparently stem from the nation’s founding to claim that an individual must be born to two U.S. citizens in order to be “natural born.”

        Rubio, who was born in 1971 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, doesn’t fit that bill. In fact, his parents didn’t become citizens until 1975. So, in the eyes of birthers, he is no different than Obama, as neither is viewed by birthers as having the legal ability or right to assume the presidency based on their parents (although some birthers still contend Obama’s birth certificate is false).

        this site frames the whole argument about Rubio’s birth. It is well worth reading;

        http://www.federalistblog.us/2008/11/natural-born_citizen_defined/

        this site frames McCain Birth question:

        http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/86757.pdf

        In other words, if Rubio is seen as not natural born, than all those babies born right not in the US, but not to Legal immigrants are not citizens. Rubio’s parents were legal immigrants so if he is not natural born than ….. ? The argujment also seems to hinge on the laws of each state at the time.

      • Dave

        The obvious dilemma is Romney for whatever reason, was no longer fit for POTUS; Rubio is not a natural born citizen nor the child of natural born parents (of the USA, of course).

    • nc

      Rosina, you asked what is wrong with the Republicans and the Supreme Court? Here’s are some clues. Republicans have offered the likes of Hoover, Nixon. Daddy bush and “Daddy’s boy” bush as Presidents!! Over half of the members of the Supreme Court were appointed by the likes of those people with their policies(Republican Platforms)

      Want to see how much better the stock market (economy) has done under the “socialist” Democrats than that bunch you asked about??? Just go to ‘Bulls ,bears. donkeys and elephants” Did you know that a $1,000 investment in S&P stocks purchased at the beginning of the Nixon administration and invested ONLY DURING THE REPUBLICAN ADMINSTRATION THROUGH DADDY’S BOY BUSH WOULD HAVE BE WORTH JUST OVER $2000 TODAY AND A $1000 INVESTMENT IN THOSE SAME STOCKS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CARTER ADMINISTRAION AND INVESTED ONLY IN DEMOCRAT ADMINISTRATIONS WOULD BE WORTH ALMOST $11,OOO TODAY??? DID YOU KKNOW THAT? DID YOU KNOW THE DEMOCRATS WOULD STILL LEAD IF WE HAD TO THROW OUT OUR TOP PROCUCED, CLINTON, AND THE REPUBLICANS WERE ALLOWED TO THROW OUT THEIR BIGGEST LOSER , DADDY BOY BUSH!!

      THAT IS PARTLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE REPUBLICANS!! THERE IS ALSO THEIR WEAK TERRORIST RECORD OF 8000 DEATHS BY TERRORIST IN TWO USELESS WARS AND 9/11. THREE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS WHO RAN UP 70% OF OUR FIRST $10,000,000,000 IN NATIONAL DEBT. MORE THAN THE 40 PRESIDENTS BEFORE THEM COMBINED!! I’LL BET YOU THAT ROMNEY MAKES THE SAME PROMISES TO CONTROL DEBT THAT THEY MADE.

      • DaveH

        There goes, NC, shouting again, as if that somehow makes his comments more valid.

      • Buster the Anatolian

        nc since you are so sure of yourself show your work proving your claims about investments in democrat and Republican administrations.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        He do have a big mouth don’t he DaveH?! A ravin’ lunatic!!!

  • rosina

    ME AGAIN=CORRECTION.
    THE LINE THIRD TO LAST SHOULD READ,
    THE CONSTITUTION COMES FIRST AND LAST AND ALWAYS.
    anyone who does not agree get out of the Usa.

    • charlie

      rosina,,, where am I going to go ??? King Jesus owns The Earth and King Jesus IS The King of America…
      Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing … Acts 2:38,,, IS,,, Salvation…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

      WRONG!!! Sorry rosina!

      “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” – Rev. 22:13 (KJV)

      God first and ALWAYS!!! THEN the Constitution of the United States of America, and the opposition to ALL enemies thereof, BOTH foriegn and DOMESTIC!!! We must never forget that anything else would make null and void the Constitution and disolve the Union!!! Then it truly will be every man for himself!

      Keep your eyes on the skies, JESUS IS COMIN’! He LOVES y’all and so do I!!!

  • boyscout

    Speaking from an ultra liberal’s point of view and just looking at the cost, I believe that I would still oppose the Obamacare. Where does the money go and how is American medicine oriented? Big Pharma will get bigger and reach their tentacles further into the FDA. Other as yet unforeseen overlooking agencies will be formed and corrupted and health care will continue down the path of of which pill returns the most immediate and most substantial profit for the medical industry. MDs who are working their buts off as well as those who have made it big time and want leisure to enjoy their successes will both continue to rely on Pharma reps for their continued education and thereby close the circle. Meanwhile, as the FDA gets progressively weaker, the quality of American produced food will continue to decline (yes, even raw vegetables are not what they used to be.)
    We must not only get this program out of government but also get the elected and appointed cronies out of office. This would also be a good time to shake up the AMA and get them back to the Hippocratic oath or have them abandon it and openly release its constraints.

    • DaveH

      Read this book, boyscout, and learn that that is what Big Government is all about — favoring Crony Capitalists:
      http://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Ripoff-Business-Government/dp/0471789070

      And whether the Politicians claim they are welfare statists or military statists, the truth is that they will tell you whatever it takes to get re-elected. Ultimately the goal of most Politicians is to keep their jobs and grow their Power.

    • charlie

      boyscout,,, I never got beyond Tender Foot , so I’ll pass on that one…
      Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing …

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        AMEN Brother charlie!

  • Flashy

    “Most analysts predict that, at a minimum, the insurance mandate — the very heart of Obamacare — will be struck down. ” funny….from the learned sources i have read…it’s a toss up what the Court will decide on the Mandate issue.

    This article by Chip should be understood in the context of todays article by Nash (also linked in todays email).

    BTW…under the HRC legislation, should it not be struck down by the SCOTUS, upwards to 80% of people having health insurance (excluding self insured) will receive a check in the mail from their insurance holders. The legislation mandates 80% of the monies received go towards health care to the policy holders…and 20% is for admin costs and profit. Should revenues received exceed that thresh hold, the holders of the policies receive the difference by check and premiums adjusted accordingly. Some folks, most in the South, will receive up to $400 returned.

    So…if y’all receive such a check from your insurance company…seeing as the legislation is such an evil thing…I suppose you’ll send it back telling them to keep the overhcarge. Right?

    • DaveH

      And what “learned sources” are those, Flashman?
      I know, we should look them up ourselves. What a joke you are.

      • Flashy

        DaveH…Chip stated “most analysts agree”. now, if you had read anything on the subject, i’d ask why you aren’t calling Chip out on his unlimited statement rather than asking me your inane question. I read a variety of maginzines and online resources. Sources such as The Economist, Barron’s, Forbes, some Law review articles from time to time, Op Ed pieces from Bloomberg, the NYTs, Washington Post, Atlantic Journal, various internal memo, etc. I try to stay in touch and keep abreast of things. Do you? …

        And as i stated, most opinions given on the SCOTUS and HCR are saying 50/50 and too close to call. VERY few take the stance the SCOTUS will rule one way or the other. if you haven’t bothered to read up on the issue…one would have to ask why should anyone bother with your opinion, self admitted uninformed as it would be.

        So Dave H…where have you read anything about the SCOTUS’s upcoming ruling on the HCR ?

      • DaveH

        Enough of your equivocations, Flashman. Just give us some links so we can see for ourselves if you’re just fabricating facts, or if you are being honest (for once).

      • Average Joe

        Flashy,
        Why is it, that you can’t even answer simple questions? The man asked for your sources…not a two hour lecture…which gave none of the imformation that was requested from you. I would say…there’s that momentary flash of brilliance…but you are the only person who considers your diatribe to be brilliance. As Bob recently pointed out…Obsfucation is thy name Flashy.

        ob·fus·cate
           [ob-fuh-skeyt, ob-fuhs-keyt]

        verb (used with object), ob·fus·cat·ed, ob·fus·cat·ing.
        1.
        to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.

        2.
        to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.

        3.
        to darken.

      • DaveH

        Here is one from Forbes, for instance, that runs counter to your claim:
        http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardsalsman/2012/04/03/memo-to-the-supreme-court-health-care-is-not-a-right/

      • DaveH
      • Flashy

        Dang…y’all want me to leaf thorugh the pile of mags and look up the various sites and do a search?

        it’s absolutely predictable the call for sourcing. it’s not obfuscation…rather, turn it around. Contunually demanding source and cite as if this is a formal paper is the very essence of the word. I stated the that most of what i have read on the SCOTYUS and HRC have it as a toss up. Chip made a unilateral without limit declaration.

        Now..if you haven’t done background reaqding on the subject, and need citations and sources, then you’re admitting giving uninformed opinion. If you have read and done research, then you know Chip’s unilateral declaration ain’t exactly following the viewpoints of most of the legitimate legal articles dissecting and discussing the subject.

        Talk about obfuscation…look in the miror when claiming that,.

      • DaveH

        And surely you know, Flashman, that your name-dropping is meaningless to the regular readers who know that you have no integrity?

      • Flashy

        DaveH…didn’t read the articles did you? LOL you are indeed one strange dude.

        Please show in either article where they stated the SCOTUS will toss HCR.

        What a dufus…

      • Sirian

        Hey guys, come on, poor widdle Flasho is just a recently discovered fossilized form of pre-neanderthal reasoning, that’s all. :)

      • http://folkartist.wordpress.com Libertytrain

        Dave – flashman is one of those leftist libs that prefers not to actually work himself but does however want to be paid for the work he expects the others to do for him since he’s kind of (shall we say) lazy to do actual work – what a goof… :) he proves it continuously by his words with no proof on this site that he claims is part of his job to be sitting on all day.

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        If people wish to understand the science of double-speak, they need only read Flashy’s comments, from past-present; that’s if they can maintain their sanity while doing such!

      • DaveH

        It’s Doofus, you ignoramus Flashman. Mr. Doofus to you. And I didn’t say either article predicted a decision. That’s why I said they run “counter to your claim”. They were from Forbe’s, one of your cited sources, and they are leaning in the opposite direction. So the evidence is that Forbes would not predict in the direction you said.
        If you tell somebody they’re wrong (as you told Chip), then the burden of proof is on you to supply article sources (not just broad generalized sources, but specific articles).
        You’re an ignoramus, and a known liar, so why in the world would you expect us to just take your word for anything, Flashdunce?

      • DaveH

        The ironic thing is that I believe there is a good chance they will declare the Obamacare Tyranny as Constitutional. The Supreme Court is part of the Federal Gang, and to expect them to rule against Federal Laws is hoping for a lot. It’s like hiring the Fox to watch the Hen House. However, since this one is so outright Unconstitutional, we actually have a chance this time that they will do their supposed duty.
        We need to turn the clock back to the pre-Marshall days when the Supreme Court hadn’t yet unilaterally bestowed upon themselves the Power to be the final arbiters of Constitutionality. If the Supremes don’t do the right thing, we need to push our State Legislators to nullify the Obamacare Tyranny:
        http://mises.org/daily/4811

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        DOUBLE-SPEAK?!! Our Flush?! Com’on now Jay!!! Sewage-speak fits what the hell it truly is! In my humble opinion, Flush is smart enough to know what this admin and it’s agenda is truly all about, I mean he’s NOT one of the duped lemmins, he’s totally 100% complacent and in my opinion a traitor who better pray to that God that he doesn’t believe in that the worst case senerio never happens, ’cause if it did, he’d be one of the first to be rounded up and shot as such!!!

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        Sewage-speak, Tom? That’s a new one; i like that. And in regards to Flashy, so apropos!

    • Average Joe

      I have leaned through time and reasoning, that when it comes to folks like Flashy…if you are going to speak to them…say what you have to say about the original statement that he made…then ignore all of the diatribe that follows from him.
      He is not going to provide sources or links to support his views…..he”s simply going to whine and cry that we should prove him wrong (which seems to happen quite often)….but never the less…he shouldn’t have to back up his claims…his word is supreme and unrefutable….do not ask this superior being to prove his vast knowledge to mere mortals such as us…..how dare us!

      In other words…make your statement…and laugh at all that follows….We should all be able to grow plenty of healthy gardens from the load of BS he gives us daily…..

      Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
      Elbert Hubbard

      You may want to slow down a bit Flashy……..

      • http://folkartist.wordpress.com Libertytrain

        he must be paid by post now — and a bonus if Mr. Livingston responds.

  • Dark_Archer

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MITT AND MUTT !!!!!

    ROMNEY TAKES HIS DOG ON VACATION ..AND PUTS IT IN A KENNEL CRATE, ON TOP OF HIS CAR

    OBAMA TAKES HIS DOG TO DINNER… AND PUTS IT ON A DINNER PLATE, ON TOP OF HIS TABLE

    now , you tell me… who’s more presidential ?

    • jopa

      Dark;Romney was an adult at the time of the Shameus incident and Obama was a ten year old child in a foreign land where such customs are the norm at the time.So that makes Obama more Presidential.

      • LAB

        ONLY IN KENYA jopa

    • LAB

      depends……….what wine did they serve with the Mu Shu Puppy? LOL!!!
      IDIOTIC! To say the least! The real issues are why this pos potus could be allowed to destroy our country, the one he and bigsasquatch hate so much, in less than one term as our Liar-In-Chief!?

  • Bernhardt

    What’s the Indonesian term for:” Lying Shmuck Eats Dog “

    • Dark_Archer

      OBAMA

      • LAB

        hahahahahahahaha hope it wasn’t cleaned out at the “end” either!

      • rtringgo

        Burn! Very good!

    • Average Joe

      I just want to know , what kind of wine goes with 35k per plate dog? I say Ripple….my friend says Boone’s Farm Ticle Pink……Dinner at the White House anyone?
      BTW, I heard that Obama had lots of dogs as pets…they were all named Din-Din (Kenyan for…easier to catch than a lion…and less painful). ;)

  • Jimmy The Greek

    As far as giving the dog a ride on top of the car , big deal ! we have a guy that comes to the bar with a dog that rides on the fuel tank of his motorcycle . and as far as eating them dog can be a fine meal . I my self have eating it right here in Texas !

  • HarryButtle

    Is this some kind of satire? You must be kidding.

    Mitt Romney: Obama ‘Spent Too Much Time At Harvard,’ Also A Year Less Than I Did
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/05/mitt-romney-obama-harvard_n_1405723.html

    Harvard Law School confirms Obama’s magna cum laude
    http://www.halfsigma.com/2008/09/harvard-law-school-confirms-obamas-magna-cum-laudie.html

    Obama first made history at HLS
    http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/obama-at-hls.html

    You make statements in direct conflict with established fact. Why do you do that?

  • Power to the People

    Folks I understand some displeasure with Mitt, but a vote for ant third party candidate is a vote for Obummer. Then there will be dog on every table!

    Well, when you have no success story to run on, anything goes! Axelrod is a tool!

    • css

      PTTP, I don’t think that’s necessarily the truth because there’s a lot of democrats who are very upset with their party and will vote for a third party candidate. I would certainly rather vote for a third party rather than either of the chosen two because they’re both pawns of the NWO. I think the only difference between the two is that Obama will declare martial law which would be a war on the home front, and Romney will get us involved in an outside world war that we’ll never be able to escape. I pray that neither happens but Romney is a good friend of John McCain and McCain is a warmonger who would’ve gone to war yesterday if given the opportunity. We need to end all wars and give peace a chance.

      • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

        Last election Romney couldn’t even beat the likes of McCain for the nomination. All of a sudden he’s the savior of America. Judging by Romney’s resume’ It would be a draw between Obama and him. Bush laid out the red carpet for Obama and Obama used it for all he’s worth. If Romney won, what makes anyone think that Romney wouldn’t build on what those two did?

    • DaveH

      A vote for anybody but Ron Paul is a vote to continue the Growth of Big Government.

  • Margaret Colvin

    The dog control people put dogs in crates in the back of their truck, hunters put dogs into crates in their trucks. I don’t see the great difference. Come on, guys, can’t we discuss the important things? We have got to get “O” out of the White House while we still have a USA left.

    Margaret Colvin, South Texas

  • dan

    iDIOTS…you DO realize that there’s probably not a true good old boy that hasn’t thrown his dogs and kids in the back of the pick-up to blow the stink off on a hot summer day ?
    …and none would eat a hound because how would he hunt for possum and coon and rabbit and squirrel.

    • Flashy

      Tell ya what Dan…i’ll put you on top of the car and drive a few hundred miles …and i’ll put you in the back of a pickup and drive back those few hundred miles. Which one do you think you’d enjoy?

      • DaveH

        I know that when I was a kid, my parents played hell getting our dog into the station wagon, because he knew that he was probably going for his shots. They know what they like and what they don’t like. And the first thing a dog does when in the car is stick his head out the window in the 60 mile an hour or so wind. Why do they do that? Who knows, but they obviously like it. So imagine the seventh heaven that Seamus must have been in on that roof.
        Ann Romney said that Seamus loved his car-top trips:
        http://news.yahoo.com/dog-seamus-loved-trips-atop-family-car-says-230153730–abc-news-politics.html
        So who’s to dispute that? Certainly not Flashman, a known liar.
        Do the Liberals care if the dog enjoyed the trips or not? Of course not. They know what they like, and they don’t give a damn if the rest of us agree or not, they just want to shove it down our throats. That’s what we’re in for, Folks, if we let these pushy, controlling Progressives take any more of our Freedom and Money. They have an agenda for our lives and they could care less if we approve or not.

    • charlie

      dan,,, hound dogs are good for tracking Cougars and bears also but too flea bitten for two dog nights … Smart and Trained dogs will not jump out of a moving pickup or car ,,, dogs love the wind blowing on their face ,,, remember they can run about 20 to 40 MPH…

  • JON

    Adding GATE on the end of a word for a so called scandal is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo last century!

  • Viet Nam Vet 67-68

    This is all I have say about Obamination. Kenyan born, Birth Certificate Forgery, Fatherwas a Sunni Muslim Communist, Step Father Sunni Muslim Communist, Mother (White) Sunni Muslim Communist, Grandmother Communist, Obamination went to Indonesian Sunni Muslim School till age 13 Sunni Muslim Communist, Bill Ayres best friend and main Adviser to Obamination the Weather Underground Founder that blew up schools and banks and Police Stations Murdering several people a Felon who spent years in Prison, Reverend (sic) Wright Obaminations Pastor for 20 years a White hating America hating Black piece of Sh–, Obamination has disreguarded our Constitution our Laws our Congress and declared himself King has lied about everything (Clinton Complex) has endebted this Country to the tune of $6.2 Trillion Dollars with Zero, Nothing, Nada to show for it. Obamination signed in to law that took away our 1st and 5th Amendment rights to a fair trial with proper representation and can take away our Citizenship, hired 55 Czars who are Radical Communists/Socialists and Muslims who hate America, uses E.O. at a whim, Passed a Bill that NO DEMO_COMMUNIST READ that affected every American and we now find that there are over 40 TAX Increases and $500 Billion taken out of Medicaid (for the poorest in this Country) and the cost overruns havew already gone from $940 Billion to $2.2 Trillion and it is not in full effect yet, Obamination does not Flip Flop as stated by one of his brain dead Voters, how about he promised to fix our Electrical Grid, how about he was going to fix all our decaying bridges, how about he was stopping the two wars, how about dropping our unemployment to below 7% if you really want the true figures go to U.S. National Debt Clock Real Time and see that unemployment is really 22%, our National debt per person for every Man Woman and Child has surpassed %50,000.00, Obamination has spent more money than the last 12 Presidents, that includes the WWII, Korean, Viet Nam, First Gulf War and Second Gulf War for 8 years, Obamination has illegally passed laws against our Constitution and has Placed two of the Most Radical Socialist/Communist Supreme Court Justices. I could go on but what MORON, IDIOT, BRAIN DEAD AMERICAN (SO CALLED)COULD RE-ELECT ANY DEMO-COMMUNIST THAT PASSED THE LARGEST BILL IN OUR HISTORY WITHOUT READING IT AND HOW COULD YOU RE-ELECT THE RADICAL MUSLIM, KENYAN BORN,COMMUNIST,HALF BREED (NOT BLACK) FOR YOU REALLY REALLY STUPID PEOPLE (WHITE MOTHER fkr)oBAMINATION???? As for Romney I would if I had too vote for the Obama clone but Ron Paul is my Pick and the only true American in Congress maybe in D.C., he is certainly the only Constitutional and 2nd Amendment candidate, Romney will balance our budget Maybe in 20 years and he already stated he would not revoke the three bills that took away our 1st and 5th Amendment rights and that says enough for me and he wants gun registration and how many and what kinds and where you live for gun confication later on, Ron Paul does not and he will audit the Federal Reserve and then get rid of it. Ron Paul the only non Politician, or you can vote for the two biggest Politicians Obamination and Romney the Flip Flopper.

  • Brenda

    What’s worse, putting a healthy dog to sleep and cremating or putting it down and eating it? What a waste of good meat. I ate german shepard tamales! I didn’t know it until many owners complained about their dogs gone missing during this time-frame. When Mexican tamale-lady who was trying to make a living admitted this is what she was doing, I gagged at the thought, but then remembered…those were the BEST tasting tamales I’d ever eaten. Dog owners were cruel…pets were being taught to dog-fight.

    As far as the car kennel–dog pooped and puked inside my car, stank too; let the dog travel on the top, but give it a snoozer pill.

    • charlie

      Brenda,,, your write is gross ,,, but ,,,your local dog catcher may give you some good deals,,,BUT,,, be sure and marinate any dog or hog meat you plan on eating with Everclear and drink at least 1 once of Everclear slowly after swishing it around your mouth,,, BUT,,. don’t drink any more than 2 ounces per day,,,more may kill you,,,enjoy…

  • Bernhardt

    Let’s put this into the proper perspective . A dog story as dog story is just that . But, in this day and age with the “dumbing down of America” {why else would Obama be the President of the Republic? ), it’s a very useful and clear example of the sarcastic mendacity , obfuscation and hypocrisy that riddles the White House during HIS tenure. People’s eyes tend to glaze over after a while on healthcare , economy and get weary of foreign affairs . After all with Mr Hope and Change “leading ” us , how can we go wrong? Right? No ,Wrong !.
    If he lies about Mitt’s dog (rather “glosses over”)and buries what he did (Literally and figuratively) with something so basic…. THEN….. extrapolate …..what else is being twisted, lied about etc. .Thus by bringing it down to the masses (I’m still playing the class card less than the ONE plays the race card) ,the broader democratic base might , just might start to see that no matter how nice the suit fits , its not worn well.

  • Mirage

    Funny how a southerner like Chip Wood has infinite problems with Obama being our president, so much so, that he is pointing out all the so called silly attacks leveled Romney’s way, a liar who appears to have no equal.
    How convenient Chip Wood doesn’t mention any of the Right’s silly attacks against Obama, i.e., America is less safe (Osama died on his watch), Obama is a communist/socialist/marxist (take you pick), Obama is an illegal alien …. all silly, groundless hyperbole that has nothing to do with reality …. just surreality.
    Yeah Obama is just another one of our many can-kickers, but I’ll take a guy who came up the hard way in a single parent home, versus a guy like Romney who was born with a PLATINUM SPOON in his mouth … he can’t fully relate to being middle class, just like none of the Bush family could, or can.
    Now, the question all the Ron Paul supporters need to ask themselves is … why is Ron Paul so friendly with Gordon Gecko, I mean Mitt Romney?????? How is it these guys have dinner together???
    Lastly, without social movements like OWS/Tea Party and people eventually taking to the streets, no matter who our next president is, the Big Banks/Wall Street continue to pillage.

    • Pete0097

      I would rather take a guy as president that understands basic economics. Obama is a lawyer. Many lawyers have the foolish belief that since they are supposed to be smart, they are smart in everything. I have seen lawyers think they are engineers second guessing what I recommend. It is quite humourous, and dangerous. They think that they know how to balance the books, write real estate transactions, etc. I see them running programs that they have no business doing. We compound the problem electing them to congress. If they ever retire, they run things into the ground in the outside world.

      • css

        And everything a lawyer is taught in college is the opposite of the Consittution. How can Obama be a Constitutional scholar when the Constitution isn’t even taught to lawyers? Every lawyer is taught that the federal government has power over the states and people. I beg to differ and so does my Constitution.

        “The people are the masters of both Congress and courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it!”…Abraham Lincoln

      • charlie

        Pete,,, most people think they are smarter than they are,,, but ,,, the proof is in the dog poop…

      • Neil Swan

        What do you think you are Pete. You are obviously not a lawyer or engineer.
        I’m sure all lawyers learn the constitution well.

        Neil

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1339255666 Rhonda Reichel

    How people treat animals is entirely relevant.

    I’m voting for Ron Paul if he’s on the ballot and if not Gary Johnson. Obamney just isn’t a choice

    • Dennis48e

      “How people treat animals is entirely relevant.”

      There is some truth to that however no one has presented one shred of evidence that Romney’s dog was harmed in any way.

  • Pete0097

    I wish that a photo of his “Specially designed” rooftop dog carrier was released. I have imagined doing the same thing. If it is constructed so the dog gets fresh air, protected from rain and excessive wind, I see no problem with it. It is no different than having a high roofed van with the dog in a cage near the top.

  • don

    how can romney be labeled as a heartless uncaring elitist by obama supports. every one should veiw the online video ” the obama deception”. it kinda explains of how president and candidates are chosen. obunhole and romney are members of the same club

  • Marilyn

    Obviously none of you have ever seen a dog (in pure bliss) stick his head out of a car window. I am sure Romney made sure that dog was secure and taken care of in that crate.
    I have 3 dogs I love dearly and I will be voting for Romney.

  • r.p.

    This is such a non-issue, but look, it’s not even 10:00am and there’s already 100 comments posted. Like Chip says, there are more important things to discuss. I’ve eaten dog, monkey, snake, lizard, baloutes, raccoons, possum, squirrel, and bugs. Most of which were traditional fare in the countries I visited. Many people think any meat eater is disgusting. It’s pretty well known that if your hungry enough you just might eat anything. I personally think you should stay away from meat eating animals for health reasons. Does “mad cow disease” ring a bell? I remember a movie with Paul Newman (Gringo) where he asks the wife of a government agent if she was now hungry enough to eat a dog after her reference to the Indians being savages for eating them. As for Mitt! He loved his dog enough to bring him along. My Dobie always had a choice between the front seat or the bed of the pickup. If the weather was warm enough, he always chose the bed and was always well behaved. Either way I still choose Ron Paul………….WHAT A STATESMAN!!!!

  • Tag

    Don’t you know that oskunko and friends will have to make up stuff since they don’t have a legitimate leg to stand on when criticizing Romney? My only complaint with the guy is that he smiles too much – last time I looked that was NOT a crime or offensive. To make a 20 year old event into a national headline is pretty lame and really stupid – that says MORE to the general public then if you have something REAL to complain about – it says YOU, Oskunko, are desparate to find something negative to say about Romney but can’t! That says YOU are searching for any little tidbit because YOUR OWN track record is ridiculous and pathetic! I was a democrat until YOU got in Oskunko and now no longer -you are the most pathetic, ignorant and incompetent, poor excuse for the leader of this country in its entire history! YOU GOTTA GO!!!! NO QUESTION!!!

  • Chisna

    I’ve seen worse from Personal Liberty Alerts when it comes to silly and childish attacks on Obama. But I guess we are only supposed to be shocked or offended by these things when they come from the so called left wing media.

    • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

      Doggiegate belongs in the Globe or National Inquirer, not in newspapers that should be giving us information necessary to make a wise choice about our leaders. That brings up a question. Are we wise enough to pick another Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin? The quality of our leaders speaks volumes about the quality of us.

      • r.p.

        Wise enough? The way Dr. Paul is marginalized and blacklisted? I think not.

    • David Deal

      Indeed Fox NEWS? and all these kind of sights seems to be slanted clearly to the right while the mainstream media simply reports the News. We do have Maher, Colbert and Stewart who are left leaners and despite primarily being commedians they offer up a more accurate view of the news than FOX while also being entertaining.

  • Joe Berger

    Trust the media, along with most other people, to take the most trivial incidents and elevate them to issues of national importance…. on both sides.
    North America along with all the rest of the “European world” is a civilization in rapid decline. Why? because we have all become social Marxists.
    All civilizations in history are based on rigid class structures. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    As we move towards the Marxist “classless society” in which all races and all classes are “equal” ….down we go. Most of the children in the world today are produced by lower class people in the 3rd world. And most of them want to get to a country of “European heritage”. And with them comes their low IQ along with their lower class lifestyle.
    Almost every form of modern technology was invented by someone with West Eruopean ancestors. At present birthrates “Europeans” will be virtually extinct in 200 years .
    Such is the legacy of Marx’s “classless society”.
    We are finished….regardless of who is elected president.

  • Dagger

    I do not give a dogs ass about any of this BS.

    • charlie

      Dagger,,, is this BS you write of the same as El Toro Dung ???

  • Tim L.

    Romney isn’t an American. He was born in Mexico. And he is not a Christian!

    • charlie

      Tim,,, what does America , Mexico , so called Christian have in common ???

  • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

    All of a sudden Romneys the savior of America where before even McCain was better. Does anyone honesty belief that things will be better if Romney beats Obama? Look what Bush did to us.. Doggiegate? Is this important while the countries going down, fast? There is a candidate that would start turning the country around and that’s Ron Paul but he’s not given condsideration. The people are afraid of Ron Paul because their afraid of truth, plain and simple. Romneys a liberal socialist Mormon. Read his resume’. He’s seeking the power that comes with job and he has a plan and it DOES NOT have anything to do with a return of Liberty to the people. Our economy is bad because our morals are bad and I wouldn’t call Romney a moral person, maybe amoral.

    At the time of the war of 1898, the newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hurst, sent the painter Frederick Remington to Cuba to “paint battles”. After Remington got there he cabled Hurst saying there are no battles. Hurst cabled him back, “You paint the battles, I’ll supply the war”. Nothing new. The only thing new is the history you haven’t read yet. We print the legend “In God We Trust” on our money and then promptly tell Him to take a back seat to our antics. Maybe you think I’m crazy but I shudder for my country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.kosinski James Kosinski

    But even if it was “unpresidented”, the Constitution allows for the Supreme Court to overturn any unconstitutional laws… period. It doesn’t matter if it was even passed UNANIMOUSLY in congress!!!

  • Wim Vonk

    Pretty pathetic if your election musings have resorted to this kind of silly nonsense. Remember the old saying ‘while Rome burned”

  • Laker1

    My President is Cool Iam sure glad that our President flies
    somewhere every day he is not playing golf. He needs time off because he has
    been so busy he does not sleep.He stays up thinking of new ways to help we
    the people.He has done so much with so little he had to print 3 x as many
    dollars as when he took office. He had to spend or borrow more than he takes
    in so he could accomplish so much with only 5 Trillion dollars in 3.5
    years. We don’t need to worry about that because our grandchildren can
    easily pay it off. That is really a gift to them because these dollars have
    stimulated job growth now and in the future He comes froma poor background
    and when he was little he loved to eat the family dog and on bad days he ate
    grasshopper. Some people say he was not born in this country but he has
    posted his birth certificates online. He says he can’thelp it his copy
    machine keeps screwing up and the last form had to be put together from 3
    copies. I don’t understand that.His energy policy is really amazing. We
    don’t need as much carbon based fuels so he blocked the Keystone pipeline to
    get safe clean energy from ourfriends in Canada. Its ok since we will have
    windmills and algae to fill our outdated vehicles. Since we don’t need as
    much oil, Canada has decided to sell it to China where their EPA is much more
    strict that ours. That is called going green. Don’t forget to inflate your
    tires since that will help with the gasoline which is too low in price.It
    has been proven that we are polluting the air so much, we are becoming
    hotter. The gas is poison CO2. That is why we breath it out. Stupid
    plants breath it in. I don’t know why they want poison gas. Its
    becoming such a large amount that it makes up .03% of the atmosphere. He is
    thinking about charging people for the average number of times they breath
    out per year. I say it would be better to charge cars, trucks, and power
    plants since they put out the most. He heard that the Mexican drug cartel was
    running short on guns and ammo so he had the ATF send them some guns free
    of charge. Mexico has a stupid gun ban and crime including murder is much
    lower than here. They have had only 50,000murders in that last few years
    near the border. They keep leaving the guns at the scene of killings so
    we can have them back. . Drug prices in the US should drop soon since its
    much easier to transport drugs with guns. I could go on but I know he has
    our best interest at heart and always speaks the truth without any
    notes.Thus he is reputed to be the smartest man to ever inhabit the
    White House and Ibelieve it. I am sure happy he is protected by the men
    of the secret service which has the highest standards of conduct and morals.
    He took in so much money on April 15th he gave a reward to the GSA agency
    that watches all Government spending to keep it as low as possible. They
    consider the money belongs to We the People and they must be frugal. The GSA
    saved us so much money he gave them extra money for a party in Vegas
    which cost over $800,000. He also gave the defense guy Panetta free trips
    to fly home since he has saved or created many of our lives.He took a govt survey and found there were too many islands off Alaska than allowed. He gave 7 islands to our friends in Russia. They were happy since there is lots of oil in the sea bed around there. I wrote him a letter and ask him to give away Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, and California to Mexico since it has mostly Mexican citizens anyway. I was worried that he would not get reelected but I was
    relieved when I found all our votes in the November will go to a company in
    Spain to be tallied, which is owned by a socialist. That is callled outsourcing. All true google it Do we live in a brain dead inverse world or what?

    • charlie

      Laker1,,, you been breathing tooo much LA smog air,,,but your write does have truth in it…

  • FreedomFighter

    Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God. We are the resistance

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • charlie

      FF,,, the pig farmers in Michigan need you , are you headed that way? take a few guard dogs when you go… NOT eating hogs or dogs is also obedience to The King…

  • chuckb

    dogs. i hate dogs, if one gets in rifle range he’s gone. the problem is, where i live they think more of a dog than humans. if you get caught shooting one, expect four years on bread and water. people eat out of the same plates they do, they sleep with them and think they can converse with them, a dog will eat most anything including cat feces, then they will; lick your face. i put cats in the same category.the dirtiest animal on earth.
    constantly licking their privates then wanting to give you a lick.

    so romney did the right thing, put the dog where he belongs, one thing he did right. dogs have an uncanny sense and can detect insincerity, that’s why barrys dog shy’s away from him or maybe he fears the cooking pot (most likely) do muslims eat dogs? no, they don’t like dogs, however, the hadith’s, a branch of the faith do, so maybe barry belongs to the hadiths

    • Karolyn

      Boy, am I glad Idon’t know you. I don’t trust anybody who doesn’t like dogs. They have the sensitivity of a rock. Of course, I’m not surprised gven the tone of your posts. Anoher big tough macho man!

      • charlie

        Karolyn,,, fear not ,,, Obama is going to take all personal guns then only the Sheriff , cops and GI’s will be shooting dogs …

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        (offensive attack comment removed)

    • jopa

      chuckb;Apparently you don’t have any friends and it seems as though you are jealous of dogs for all the attention they get.If you were half as nice as a dog you would have friends and you wouldn’t be so bitter.Perhaps some dog bit or growled at you at one time or another.Dogs and children have a great sense of evil or someone that fears them and they probably rejected you for you to be so bitter about cats and dogs.You should probably start out with some counseling or visit a petting zoo and realize what a great gift for the soul animals are.

      • chuckb

        jopa, at this very moment it’s 11:30pm where i live and the doctor who lives up the mountain from me has a black lab, he kinda looks like barry, his ears protrude instead of standing up, a pack of coyotes were sounding off a few minutes ago and that dam dog will bark all night. i have my night scope on and maybe i’ll get him this time. dogs are like democrats (bolsheviks), they won’t work unless they are forced, they expect their meals for free and want free sex. however they are a little more selective, in their case they are particular the other is of an opposite sex. i do respect dogs for that.

      • FreedomFighter

        Buy ear plugs Chuckb, dogs are a blessing. When the SHTF a dog can track a deer easily. My dog easily tracks rabbits, deer and whatever else I tell it too. Really cuts down on the hunting time.

        In fact, a dog as a hunting partner and friend is worth its weight 2x over in gold, ya cant eat gold, gold will not hear the bad people coming, nor will it sniff out a good hot meal for you or face down a bear so you can get a good shot off. In addition, all could take lessons from a dog in loyalty, they have it, people usually dont. Would you best friend face down a bear so you can get a shot off? If not get a dog.

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

  • louie1

    Personally, I like animals more than people – they’re more honest, loyal and affectionate. Anyone who will create a roof carrier for their dog to go on vacation with them, can’t be half-bad. That’s how much I’ve loved my dogs and cats, too. I even bought window shades for their car windows to protect them from overheating when we traveled together. This “doggie-gate’ malarky is just that – malarky. It’s the lefts’ diversionary tactics to take our minds off of relevent subjects – the economy, unemployment, the growing cost of Obamacare, oil drilling and so many other problems that have to be solved by a new president. The debt which is nearly $15 trillion now under Obama’s administrations inept management. (That’s 5 times what he inherited from Bush, by the way, and he doesn’t even try to justify it. That’s a lot of phony money he and Bernake are printing.) So, Obama ate dog meat as a child, in a country that apparently dined on dogs as part of their customs and Romney used a roof carrier for his dog because he and his family treasured the dog’s presence.So what? It’s not relevent to this election and both parties would do well to stick to the problems at hand and offer solid solutions to them. ‘Nuff said.

    • Neil Swan

      People are animals too, but uou wqnt to treat dogs and cats better than people apparently.

      Neil

      • louie1

        I’ve had people AND animals in my life for over 75 years and, believe me, animals have shown and proven their true integrity better than people seem to be able to, therefore I treat animals with more respect than I can give humans. I don’t understand why people treasure other people even after those same people betray and use them over and over. I’m sure other animal lovers on this site can understand where I’m coming from. Sorry you can’t, but then – you’re a human. Hopefully.

  • chuckb

    now you got it louie1, that’s exactly what is happening, the sad part of it the conservatives are falling for it. the bolsheviks are old hands at this and they sucker the repubs every time. they will dig up some un -consequintal thing every other day or so and they will all fall in like a coon hound chasing a cat.

  • louie1

    And to think that we have six more months of the tail wagging the dog because the left can’t come up with current and germane arguments to put forth. What a headache that’s going to be. The Republicans have to learn, first and foremost, to ignore these petty diversionary tactics if they want to accomplish their goal of attaining the presidency once again. I hate to say this, but the fact that they are so easy to push off course with inanities doesn’t say much for their intelligence and dedication. C’mon, people, stick with the problem at hand – Obama and his lefty thugs..They’re making us look really bad.

  • chuckb

    the republicans have failed us, the repub congress failed us back in 2005, they were too busy lining their pockets and even tho they were the majority, they allowed the demos to push some bad legislation through. bush failed because he wouldn’t stand up for his policies and gave in to the bolsheviks and as usual the people voted them out. now they are cramming a nominee down our throat, i really don’t think romney can get past barry.
    even with all that jerk has done to the country and we are just starting to see the tip of what he’s doing to us, there’s still a lot of bleeding hearts that will stand by the black vote and blame bush for the country failing. this is sheer ignorance, the bolsheviks from 2007 on have handed this country it’s head on a platter.

  • Thinking About

    I wonder when we are going to hear about travelgate with members of Congress passing up cheaper fares for the higher ones. Their excuse, canceled tickets are not expensed, now who would be in charge of changing the rules, the same ones who abuse their expense accounts.

  • RIpete

    At least the Romney family’s pooch was not transported cross-country by an Air Force plane at taxpayers expense – suprised the hound wasn’t the luau when Barry took him to Hawaii.

    • Thinking About

      Let’s see, did Barney ever travel on Air Force One, why yes, just like the other first dogs did. Bo and Barney probably never rode on top of the car.

  • dufas magnet

    I was floating around while reading about doggie doo and ran up on something that really irks me (if it’s true).. Right under the cute chick (you know, about the weight gain food) and saw under ‘featured video: “Obama Admits He Shares Values With Communist Congressman”.. What the hell!!? Who was the IDIOTS who voted in a bunch of commies? Never in my life could I have imagined we’d have legal commies in congress! What next, the master race? Aren’t you people even a tad insulted? What the hell’s wrong with this country when we let someone we absolutely feared and hated less than thirty years ago come in and make themselves at home! And most important, when are we gonna vote their narrow asses out? DAMN! You say we got us a Muslim in our midst but totally over-look the Commie factor.. OFF WITH ALL THEIR HEADS!!

  • jopa

    dufas; Very fitting name but it is actually doofus you doofus.

    • FreedomFighter
      • chuckb

        ff, i was just agitating the bolsheviks who post here about the dogs. i’m an old coon hunter, bear, cat and have had some good ol’ black an tans
        i would rather have one of them as a friend than some of these bolsheviks.
        my hunting days have ended years ago and i no longer have dogs, my little papillon
        was killed by a car and it was like losing one of the family, i didn’t get another, why put yourself in that position, dogs don’t live that long and they are a problem when you want to travel. although i do hate dogs that bark at night, of course that’s the owners fault so what do you do, you get four years for murder in california and four for killing man’s best friend. flip a coin?
        i don’t hunt anymore, stopped years ago. my sons are avid hunters and travel all over the country doing so. i don’t condemn people for hunting, however, i would rather see the animals in their natural habitat alive.

  • uvuvuv

    obama’s eating dogs just shows he’s more mainstream and main street usa than i thought. at thanksgiving of course we all sit down to rover, lassie or fido.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    Many people say this issue about dogs is frivolous, and I can agree. Likewise, I still don’t like and certainly don’t want to defend this RINO Mitt Obam-ney until he is the official GOP nominee to challenge BHO in the general election. On the other hand, what is so wrong about having a dog secured on an exterior portion of a vehicle?? Although I am back in New York and don’t see it much here, when I lived in Florida I saw many pick-up trucks with dogs in the rear bed. I would assume they enjoyed the ride. And while there, I had a couple of cars with no air conditioning, and I think I’d rather be on the exterior than inside the vehicle, where temperatures can be 20 degrees hotter than outside. ….. And let’s not forget the bottom line ….. If you were a dog, who would you rather have for an owner – someone who will eat you, or someone who allows you to ride with a refreshing breeze?? Of course, it should be obvious that BHO and his democraps cannot run for re-election based on their disastrous failed policy records of the past 39 months. So they resort to trivial issues and nitpicking to attack their challengers.

    • DaveH

      That brought to my mind the fact that motorcycle riders have been experiencing the same “abuse” for many decades and they love it.

      • jopa

        DaveH;I would like to see you try and put a Mongol or a Hells Angel in a box, tie it to the roof of your car and drive to Canada and back.You would be in for a good ole fashioned a–kicking.

      • David Deal

        I ride a cycle, wear a helmet, have a windshield and carefully choose the weather conditions I ride in. And might I stress I CHOOSE all these things as where our pets depend on us to make wise choices for them.

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