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Monday, March 30, 2009

I TOTALLY "HEART" NEW YORK!

I can hardly believe it! I really DO love you, New York.

(Um, except, for the, uh, baseball team. Uh, you know...)

Anyway I've just read that Rush Limbaugh is talking about selling his New York condo and promising to never set foot there if he can help it. He uses the office in NY during hurricane season in Florida, so he doesn't miss a beat in his broadcasting. But he's ticked off at New York Governor Patterson and taxes and oh, it is so, so great!

Thank you, New York, for having the class and the smarts to make Limbaugh want to never sully your awesomeness with his large, sweaty, overbearing porcine gruntliness.

Some people who are very special to me live in New York. I visit there quite often. How perfectly grand not to have to think of the Pigness of Pusillanimous Pomposity darkening the beautiful state of New York!

Except for the Yankees, I love you, New York.

Limbaugh, who claims that he pays per-diem city and state New York taxes, said that he would sell his New York condominium and visit the state as little as possible.
Good-bye, Rush, and thanks for all the fish.

107 comments:

Lynne said...

Now we just have to figure out how to get him to leave the country!

Gordon said...

Ha, ha, so hilarious, so utterly missing the point.

Shaw Kenawe said...

I know, Gordon. Rush misses the point on lots of things. Especially his oral rampage over New York!

William of the UK said...

I feel as if I gotta kick in my 2 cents. When he said there would be "change", he wasn't bullshitting. I do believe he meant it, but... The kind of change he's imposing fast and furious... I do NOT believe in!

Just watch him change the way the President operates... try not to tremble too much with dread and foreboding... must not panic... must keep a level head... two years, you can dump the Obama-worshiping Democrats in your midterm elections... and you'd better, my American friends!
btw, you should love New York as it's full of the left wing nuts like you seem to be.
You guys, seem to have a difficulty in recognizing who the thugs are. ...Why don’t you talk a bit about the Hollywood Blacklisting of republicans, you fascist dimwit? You are a bigot, you retarded marmoset.

Shaw Kenawe said...

William of the UK,

What an imposing collection of verbs and nouns you possess.

It's generous of you to flit about the internet depositing your insightful observations in the comment section of people's blogs.

The absurd droppings you left in a pile here remind me of something I learned long ago:

Never attribute to malice what can easily be explained by stupidity.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Shaw, about those arrogant skinheads from the UK, you need to remind them that the sun never sets on a roll of toilet paper, that they shouldn't piss in their own water supply.

William of the UK said...

Hi, Octopussy.. I'd like to know, what is wrong with you people? You really think a lot of yourselves, don’t you!! If anything, as a British citizen, I have far more freedom than you do! You cant even buy alcohol until you're twenty one in the States!

The reason so many countries have problems with Americans is because they think they are better than everyone else and they treat us like we are inferior. If it were not for English movies Americans would not even know or have any idea my country existed and even now, most Americans probably cant get their heads out of the sand and elect a president that know what the hell on earth he is doing. Right now you have a President who is openly hostile to my country Britain - his attitude stinks, and from now on if he thinks Britain will come running to him and America like a lapdog when he wants our aid in anyway then he is sadly mistaken. Sometimes I thank God for the Atlantic Ocean.

If you want to be more well liked, be less assuming, stop thinking you're always right, make an effort to learn about the world outside America (yes, it does exist, shocking isn’t it? and when you travel, do not expect the world to change to accommodate you and your better than thou attitude.
Another reason could be, because, generally you're a bunch of arrogant idiots...imagine that, idiots who are actually arrogant. Really bad at geography, spelling, and the sad part is, most Americans really could not care less to rectify this. After all, why should they, are always right aren’t they?
Actually, I do LOVE America, but I don't like some of the Americans that are like you. You are arrogant and you have a filthy mouth and your mind is as empty as the bottom of a bottle of ale. People like you have such an immense superiority complex and can be unbearably arrogant in their belief that everything American is "better" than anything else from the Outside World.

The American people of this age have been severely manipulated and brainwashed by their own leftist Government and Government controlled media. And if you ever had to go through their public education system you would gain a much better perspective on why there is such high rate of illiteracy. As for America being the richest country, only a very small percentage of the population is what you would consider wealthy. Your average American Citizen lives in a constant state of anxiety due to the atrocities committed by their own Government, we have been lied to, manipulated, used and robbed by our own Government and we are only just recently coming to understand just how bad this situation is. I only hope enough of us wake up before it is to late.
There was a time when Britain’s looked up to America but with the Obama administration and the Government you have to go with him, things have changed. I much rather preferred George Bush, at least with him you knew that he stood up for America and was sincere about it.

Lynne said...

William: Obama has been in office what 70 days and Bush was there for 8 years and it's Obama's fault?? I agree we certainly could be a lot more humble but I must say Obama has infinitely more humility that Bush did, after all, he thought that God wanted him to be President (if that ain't arrogance, I don't know what is). I think you have things a little backwards, it's the right in this country that wants to close their eyes and keep everything status quo; they wave their flags and foam #1 USA finger and think everything is ok. It's the progressives that want big change which is why we voted for Obama. Your view are a tad skewed.

Mary Mary Quite Contrary said...

Believe me William, there are many in the US who are terrified of Obama. He does not love this country. He loves his power. Why the US press didn’t scrutinize him the way they have the opposition party is a crime. His appointments to high positions come with criminal activities that are called 'mistakes.' His direction is that of the Pied Piper; common sense, capitalism, and self-reliance will be a thing of the past. There are a few of us who are trying to warn the others, but it falls on deaf ears. Our legacy to our grandchildren is one of massive debt and socialism. Our health care will go blithely into the night. What service has government ever provided that was as efficient or effective as that of the private sector? History has shown every time the government puts its fat fingers into the pie, it taints it. I get sick to my stomach thinking of calling Obama my president. And by the way, the way that he treated your Prime Minister when he was here last month was awful, you have my apologies for that. And by the way, I think that your comments here were brilliant
God bless you.

PS, as for the idiotic, senseless and laughable comment made by that asinine troll “LYNNE” take it with a grain of salt. The left with give Obama a free pass for everything and blame Bush for everything for the next 25 years.

Lynne said...

Mary, I'm pretty sure you are the troll here.

Mary Mary Quite Contrary said...

Lynne said...
" Mary, I'm pretty sure you are the troll here."

LOL. I'm a troll?

I'm the one with an legitimate blog site, not just a "Made Up" name...LIKE YOU! what a joke!

Actually Lynne said...

Oh here we go again with the blog thing. I DON'T HAVE A BLOG. And you don't have to believe my name is Lynne for my name to actually be Lynne (which it is). I realize it is in your nature to twist everything but my name is NOT something up for debate. My real name is Lynne.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

William, the Nutcase. You assume far more than you deserve. Having lived in the UK, attended school in the UK (MEcon, London School of Economics), and worked in the UK, I know something about the UK ... and the football ruffians from Arsenal who value alcohol more than intelligent discourse and always find themselves in jail for brawling whenever they visit the Continent.

When you read William from the UK, think of Clockwork Orange.

Arthurstone said...

William of the UK typed:

'Your average American Citizen lives in a constant state of anxiety due to the atrocities committed by their own Government, we have been lied to, manipulated, used and robbed by our own Government and we are only just recently coming to understand just how bad this situation is. I only hope enough of us wake up before it is to late.
There was a time when Britain’s looked up to America but with the Obama administration and the Government you have to go with him, things have changed. I much rather preferred George Bush, at least with him you knew that he stood up for America and was sincere about it.'


Say no more William. Say no more.

Seeing as how the Obama administration has only been in office 70 or so days you can be writing about no one but the 'sincere' GWB. You're right though he 'stood up' and now we're paying the price.

John said...

DVDs = Hostility...quantum leap of the century!

Christopher said...

Rush Limbaugh belongs at his estate in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and not in Manhattan or Palm Beach.

Since the 400lbs. bloviator is a pedophile and a junkie, broadcasting from his beach house seems like a far better fit for him.

There, he can be surrounded by all those teenage boys he has on the payroll, willing to do all sorts of nasty things to him and for him, just so long as they're well compensated for their depravity.

Gordon said...

Mary's a very fetching troll.

And Lynne is clearly an alter ego for Arthurstone. Neither has a blog. Note that Lynne is non-anagrammatic. Yet Arthurstone is an anagram for Rant Shouter, as well as Rush Tear Not.

In fact, Arthurstone is a closet Rush Limbaugh fan, sent here to discredit progressive blogs with his disinformation. When he feels the need, he adds posts in the voice of Lynne.

It's clearly a conspiracy of Dittoheads to destroy Progressive Eruptions. I'd ban both Lynne and Arthurstone, if I were you, Shaw.

Gordon said...

Whew! Christopher, dude, you are so projecting.

Really Lynne and Not Arthurstone said...

Gordon, it appears from both your picture and Mary's that you are old enough to be her father so the flirting is kind of gross. Secondly, Mary's rants make yours look almost sane so there's that.

Arthurstone and I may think alike, but we are separate people. Thank you for your random thoughts.

Mary Mary Quite Contrary said...

Gordon said...
"Mary's a very fetching troll."

Gordon and Ahem..."Lynne"

When I want an analyst. I'll be sure to call you.

PS, why would I be a troll if I was NEVER on this site before in my life?

And the same goes for most sites.

And however both of YOU two are all over the boards!

Food for thought.

Arthurstone said...

Gordon imagined:

'And Lynne is clearly an alter ego for Arthurstone. Neither has a blog. Note that Lynne is non-anagrammatic. Yet Arthurstone is an anagram for Rant Shouter, as well as Rush Tear Not.'

Further evidence of an 'agile mind' at work. Clearly.

Sorry Gordon.

Thanks for the compliment but I am not Lynne.

And actually I do have a blog. Click on 'Humo' and you are whisked away to my pokey little site. I'm working on a new post even as we speak!

Go figure.

It's My Choice said...

Did ya see that precious photo op of the 2 Obambies getting off of Air Forse One in England this Morning. Boy are those 2 picture hungry wacko's..
Damn, those wacky Obambies.. next thing ya know, Mrs. Obambi will be photographed getting out of the Presidential Limo without panties on.

It's My Choice said...
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It's My Choice said...

And btw Arthurstone, that's some cool blog you have.......LMAO, I especially thought those 2-3 comments were hilarious. Especially when that asshole Gray headed Brudda thinks it was dull, then that is REALLY the height of being insulted.

Christopher said...

Whew! Christopher, dude, you are so projecting.

Phew! Gordon, dude, you so have your head up your ass.

On the subject of Limbaugh, at least try to get informed, or get going.

Next?

The Gray Headed Brother said...

Who let the dogs out?

Gordon said...

Oh, Christopher, I am fairly well informed when it comes to Limbaugh.
Clearly, however, your interests are different from mine.

And Arthurstone, I stand corrected. Welcome to the world of blogging.

TAO said...

Well, I am glad that William notes that we do not drink enough in the US and we sure need to start earlier.

I also thought that it was humorous his comment about how nervous most americans were about their economic condition and then he goes on to say that the English were now aware of how bad socialism was and they to wanted to be like America where they could be nervous about their economic conditions also...

Funny, I have been around the world numerous times and most of the places I have been they liked Americans more than Brits....

Something about arrogance...

I remember one time in Thailand I was with a Thai Family and we all went to the swimming pool of the resort we were staying at and all the German guests and British guests got out of the pool with the little brown folks hit the water....and complained that the locals were allowed in THEIR pool...

Arrogance, like empire, is a hard thing to let go of...

Gordon said...

It's a funny old world, TAO. I've been a few places myself, and often been told that Americans were not well liked. But I've never felt unwelcome myself. Perhaps it's my boyish good looks.

And RE: Arthurstone and Lynne:

Has anyone ever seen them in the same room at the same time? Hm?

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

GHB: Who let the dogs out?

I was asking the same question myself. Sheesh! Do blunderheads never cease.

Arthurstone said...

Rush is so...2008.

Here's the real deal, Glenn Beck:

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/03/31/glenn_beck_poetry/

TIME TO BELIEVE

It's time to stop playing
Games in this country.
It is time to actually believe
In something. I do.
I know you do as well.
Believe in something.
Even if it's wrong.

("Glenn Beck," Fox News, March 11, 2009)

Trigger2 said...

maybe William from the UK was right, maybe the people here just don't give a damn or maybe they just can't understand enough English to care

Lynne said...

Mary Oh Mary. You're an adorable little high schooler. You should go do your homework now. Gordon, boyish good looks? Ok. Perhaps you just don't photograph well. It's My Choice: Didn't Michelle & Barack look awesome together? I agree they are beautiful.

Isn't it funny how you don't even have to read the content of the comments - only the grammar and spelling to see which frootloops came over from Dumfu@#istan.

Where is our Shaw today; I'd love to hear her thoughts on this intelligent thread.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Lyrics to accompany Shaw's trolls (to the tune of "Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered"):

They're back again, off-track again
Everyone thinks they're on crack again
Bereft, belligerent and buggered are they....

TAO said...

I think Michelle Obama is HOT! :)

Shaw Kenawe said...

Jeez. I leave on business for one day, come here, find pizza boxes all over the place, all the beer's gone, and the vodka. My favorite Talking Heads CDs are missing, and the cat's pooped all over grandpa's "Rush and Glenn Go Wild in the Dominican Republic" DVD!

WTF?

William of the UK, some of my best friends are poms. And the next time you need to win a war, just let us arrogant Americans know.

Mary Mary Quite Contrary, my but you have a lot to say, too bad it's all incoherent.

It's My Choice, I don't mind your coming here and using my comment section as the equivalent of your coloring book, I only ask that you keep your sexual fantasies to yourself--they frighten the box turtles and depress snails.

I'd love to answer all of you, but I'm tired, I'm hungry, and there's no g-d beer in the house!

Good night. I'll deal with everything else tomorrow.

PS. The Obama's rock!

rockync said...

Come on, ya'll do not believe William is REALLY from the UK do you?
Just another poser troll hiding in his or her anomynitity.
Shaw, I think you have a troll infestation!

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

TAO: I think Michelle Obama is HOT!

She’s taken. Behave!

OK, folks, party over. Time to clean up the place and pack it in.

BTW, Shaw, the latest sea turtle stranding data is in the comments section here.

Lynne said...

Shaw: Clearly you need to find a babysitter for your blog when you leave! P.S. I didn't drink the beer.

Christopher said...

Gordon,

If you don't know Rush Limbaugh is a junkie and a pedophile then you don't know your subject and you have no business commenting on him.

But don't cha' trip because I will be around to correct your game and make sure you get it right.

As I said before and I will say again, Rush Limbaugh is a junkie and pedophile.

The Gray Headed Brother said...

The Obama's DO rock!

The Hermit said...

I'm not too sure the majority of people living here really care one way or the other. Most of those I run into lately don't speak English anyway so maybe it's tough for them to figure out what's going on.
I want to know what he is going to do about defending our Country!
It remains to be seen if Obama is really going to go after terrorists or not.
It remains to be seen !
What we do know is that he is dismantling the United States of America. He is invading every part of OUR LIVES. He is firing people in private businesses, to going after private citizens at will..

I don’t really care what the loser leftists think of me, and I have no intention of trying to make sure I don’t offend them or put them off. I’m tired of seeing the Constitution compromised and our liberties slowly taken away down the road to socialism and/or communism, whether it’s him or you people blaming .
Obama and his minions are Pleosi and Reid and Frank. With govt. taking over GM and putting themselves in the mist of businesses I cannot think of anything but dismember of the American individuality. Is is very scary and appalling at the direction this country is heading.
Obama sucks.. We conservatives are actually the only ones smart enough to defend our freedom from Obama the tyrant.

TAO said...

The Hermit....

You live someplace where most of the people around you do not speak English?

Hmmm, might you live in a foreign country?

Maybe on a bench at a bus stop around MacArthur Park in Los Angeles?

Or maybe you live alone and have mistaken the voices in your head for real people?

TAO said...

Octy...

I told my wife that I wanted to put in an Organic Garden in our backyard.....

She told me that as soon as I became President she would go get the shovel...

Lynne said...

Somebody left the asylum door unlocked again.....

JeffsJots said...

Lynne, you you really think that you half brained jokes are funny? You speak about people being trolls, I personally think that you are the biggest troll of all. And a very stupid one at that!
Maybe your friends think you are funny with these one line hit and run punch lines but they are just DUMB.
And as for you Arthurstone ...I just took a look at your blog. and man was that lame.

TAO, as for what you said about the hermits comment regarding people not speaking english.
I don't know where you live but, I found that comment to be right on target. In any big city in the Eastern part of the US many, many people do not speak english at all. Especially in New York. So whats so unusual about that?
And Gray headed Asshole. you are the worst of all. You should go live in Cuba where you would be made president, just like the other asshole that runs the country.

John said...

"I’m tired of seeing the Constitution compromised and our liberties slowly taken away down the road..." - The Hermit

My thoughts exactly. GWB did more damage to this country then we'll realize for a long time.

Where were all of you "flag-waving righties" when "W" was making a mockery of our government and spending money like it was growing on trees? Obama is in White House for 60 days trying to pick up the mess that "W" (and others [many Dems are to blame too]) and everyone thinks the country is going down the tubes. Have some patience...and expand your news sources too.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

The Hermit: We conservatives are actually the only ones smart enough ...

Before you make this claim, I suggest you re-read your comment and correct your spelling and grammar.

JeffsJots said...

Yeah right! Obama is in White House for 60 days AND HE SPENT MORE MONEY THAN BUSH DID IN 8 YEARS.

Shaw Kenawe said...

I don’t really care what the loser leftists think of me, and I have no intention of trying to make sure I don’t offend them or put them off.--the Hermit


You have a strange understanding of "losers." The Democrats won the last two elections--the Republicans LOST. More people in this country have registered as DEMOCRATS than Republicans.

Only the self-deluded, suffering from cognizant dissonance, would see two big, big wins and a rise in the Democratic Party's registrations as a loss. You need to get back on your meds, pal.

I’m tired of seeing the Constitution compromised and our liberties slowly taken away...T.H.

Spare me your angst, Hermit. I'll believe your suffering when you show us your complaints over how Bush used the power of his presidency to stand the Constitution on its head.

Obama and his minions are Pleosi and Reid and Frank. With govt. taking over GM and putting themselves in the mist of businesses I cannot think of anything but dismember of the American individuality.--Hermit

When you learn to write coherently in the English language, you can come back here and tell us all about the paranoia you suffer from.


Obama sucks.. We conservatives are actually the only ones smart enough to defend our freedom from Obama the tyrant.--Hermit

Defend away, Hermit. But if I were you, I wouldn't rely on my wits as weapons.

JeffsJots said...

Hey OCTOPUS You seem to criticize everyone else, I wonder why you have nothing to say about your GRAY HEADED NUT JOB BROTHER?
Or do you agree with all of his disgusting, sick, racism and his anti white and anti American name calling, and all of the garbage that he preaches!

Shaw Kenawe said...

JeffJots,

Please. Share with us your bona fides in economics. We are eager to hear your educated thoughts on how to handle the economic ruin that George Bush left for President Obama.

JeffsJots said...

Shaw, How come YOU have nothing to say about your GRAY HEADED NUT JOB BROTHER either?

You bitch and moan about everybody else.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

JeffJots, you seem unable to hold a civil conversation and your demand for attention doesn't interest me.

Tracy Barton said...

Wow! That JeffJots is one angry dude!

The Gray Headed Brother said...

Thank you but there is no need for anyone else to defend me or anything that I say.
Isn't it funny that people who don't agree with me call me a Racist pig.
People that don't like the fact that I call it as I see it. call me the same names that they are SO offended by.
Let the chips fall where they may. Go ahead and call me names. It's not going to stop me from saying the way I feel.
I know it’s been said more than once before but isn’t it funny that the ignorant bigots flock to this blog and call ME a racist etc. when they are the name callers..

Lynne said...

Why does JeffJots hate America?

JeffsJots said...

The problem is, it is way too easy for idiots like Lynne and The Gray headed Moron to comment on blogs.

Lynne, No forget it, that's already taken by a Freakazoid. said...

Ripping on the guy's spelling isn't very conservative of the others. No one really needs to do that. Your ignorance of anything on the right or in the center of this country is sickening. And having truth 101 on your side is not really any big deal, he just likes to shout random things and run away

Arthurstone said...

Lynne said...

Why does JeffJots hate America?


Jeff's 'Jots' are a cry for help.

Shaw Kenawe said...

The FAKE Lynne wrote:

Ripping on the guy's spelling isn't very conservative of the others.

Do you mean that conservatives are okay with poor writing skills?

Your ignorance of anything on the right or in the center of this country is sickening.

The "center" of the country voted in large numbers for Mr. Obama. he won overwhelmingly with Independents, who tend to be centrists. And there were plenty of conservatives who supported Mr. Obama in the election. The only demographic of the population that were adamantly opposed to Mr. Obama was the radical right. Hardly mainstream America.

thewordsmith said...

Lynne said...
" Obama has been in office what 70 days and Bush was there for 8 years and it's Obama's fault?? I agree we certainly could be a lot more humble but I must say Obama has infinitely more humility that Bush did, after all, he thought that God wanted him to be President"



Wow, LYNNE! that was So, So profound!
Good humor is hard to come by. But, good profundity is even more rare

James Wolfer said...

Jeffjots:

You are saying nothing constructive in your first post, nor anything pertaining to this discussion. You make yourself sound uneducated and bigoted.

In your second post you write
Yeah right! Obama is in White House for 60 days AND HE SPENT MORE MONEY THAN BUSH DID IN 8 YEARS.

But Bush spent it in Iraq, not on the US.

Obama is spending it on the US.

Obama's budget also cuts a ton of unneccessary spending, which according to the Congressional Budget Office will cut the deficit to 63% of Bush's.

The reason Shaw doesn't criticize The Gray Headed Brother? The Gray headed brother isn't saying stupid things on this blog.

The reason people criticized the Hermit? Bad grammar and bad ideas.
For example:
I’m tired of seeing the Constitution compromised and our liberties slowly taken away down the road to socialism and/or communism, whether it’s him or you people blaming.

The Constitution has notbeen compromised whatsoever under Obama. I dare you to give me an example. We can give you tonsof examples of it being compromised under Bush.

The Wordsmith said...

James Wolfer said...

Jeffjots:

You are saying nothing constructive in your first post, nor anything pertaining to this discussion. You make yourself sound uneducated and bigoted.
In your second post you write
Yeah right! Obama is in White House for 60 days AND HE SPENT MORE MONEY THAN BUSH DID IN 8 YEARS.

But Bush spent it in Iraq, not on the US.
Obama is spending it on the US.


Another Obama apologist... Did you ever think that Bush spent that money to keep our country safe and Obama spent it to KILL the American way of doing business, so that he will be able to take over big business thus lead us down the road to socialism!

James Wolfer said...

The Wordsmith wrote:
Another Obama apologist... Did you ever think that Bush spent that money to keep our country safe and Obama spent it to KILL the American way of doing business, so that he will be able to take over big business thus lead us down the road to socialism!

Another Bush apologist.

Please explain how Iraq kept us safe?

Also, remember that the bailouts started under Bush.

Not that I agree with the bailouts. I don't. But they aren't "taking over" big business. If they didn't bail out AIG or GM (Fannie, etc...) they would've failed.

Again, please explain how we are down the road to "socialism" and how Obama is overturning the Constitution. Just try.

Lynne said...

The candidate you guys supported is struggling to figure out what is going on with his own party, while mine is having tea with the queen. Call me all the names you want.

The Wordsmith said...

James Wolfer said.."Also, remember that the bailouts started under Bush."

Wow, it's sad how clueless you are
Obama stretched it 20 fold.
The inherited excuse won't work anymore..
The multi trillion dollar debt is all in Obama's hands now. Obama's so called plans could worsened the deficit.
The Dems keep spending, and Obama says he's going to to cut the deficit? HOW?
Barack Obama is the the worst president this nation has ever had. He's been in office for how many days now? And he just tripled the national deficit. But have no fears, he's going to cut it in half in 5 years.. Good trick being he's not going to be in office that long!

The Wordsmith said...

Lynne said...
"The candidate you guys supported is struggling to figure out what is going on with his own party, while mine is having tea with the queen."


Quick Lock the doors and change the locks, turn off the lights. Maybe while he's gone, we can take bake America!

Lynne said...

I was going to try to refute what The Wordsmith just said (because it's silly) but I decided just now after looking at pictures of and reading about my President and his beautiful wife in England that I'm way too happy to waste my time.

dmarks said...

Never mind all the businesses and residents to be driven out by New York's unnecessary overtaxation. It makes it all worth it just to get rid of Rush Limbaugh, right?

James Wolfer said "Obama's budget also cuts a ton of unneccessary spending"

Among the casualties was an effective program that helped poor kids in Washington, DC get a better education. A rich special interest that gives Obama money did not like it, so his budget takes it out on these poor students.

James Wolfer said...

Wow, it's sad how clueless you are
Obama stretched it 20 fold.


Really? How much? You're sure good with math, sir.

The inherited excuse won't work anymore..
The multi trillion dollar debt is all in Obama's hands now. Obama's so called plans could worsened the deficit.


First of all, learn some grammar.
Second, Obama did inherit a whopper of a deficit. And yes, he's added to it. But only temporarily. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that by the time Obama's first four years are up the deficit will be 63% of what it was under Bush.

The Dems keep spending, and Obama says he's going to to cut the deficit? HOW?

By cutting unnecessary items out of the budget. Obama says he'll cut it in half. But really, he'll cut it down by 37%, to 63% of the deficit under Bush.

Barack Obama is the the worst president this nation has ever had. He's been in office for how many days now? And he just tripled the national deficit. But have no fears, he's going to cut it in half in 5 years.. Good trick being he's not going to be in office that long!

Really? Worst president ever? You've got to be joking me. This coming after G.W.B. tried to turn the US of A into a Police state. Go read the John Yoo Memos.

C'mon, wordsmith. Blaming the economy on Obama? Yeah, cuz the stock market crashed under him. And Obama repealed Glass-Steagall. Riiiiiight.

Tripled the national debt? Wow. Again, math? Proof? Oh yeah. You got none.

dmarks said...

The Wordsmith said: "Quick Lock the doors and change the locks, turn off the lights. Maybe while he's gone, we can take bake America!"

Are you a member of the Betty Crocker Liberation Front?

dmarks said...

james wolfer: "Please explain how Iraq kept us safe?"

Getting one of the top terrorist kingpins out of the way helped.

"Tripled the national debt? Wow. Again, math? Proof? Oh yeah. You got none."

You are changing the subject. Wordsmith referring to tripling the deficit, not debt. Are you one of those who have no idea what either is, and use the words interchangably?

dmarks said...

James Wolfer also said: "Second, Obama did inherit a whopper of a deficit."

Deficits only exist for one year. They are not really inherited. You really are confusing debt with deficit, aren't you?

Arthurstone said...

dmarks typed:

'Getting one of the top terrorist kingpins out of the way helped. '

Ah yes. Saddam Hussein.

An invention of the US. Our best friend in the region until he wasn't.

And never the slightest threat to the United States despite the wishes of those who still cling to the mistaken belief Saddam had a connection with Al Qaeda. Which, of course, he did not. Oh well. As there was no good reason to 'liberate' Iraq in the first place I suppose this falsehood is as lousy an excuse as any.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/13/alqaeda.saddam/

James Wolfer said...

No Dmarks, but I think wordsmith did. There isn't even a trillion dollar deficit in the budget. There is around a trillion dollar debt, but its not tripled either. And you can inherit a budget deficit when the spending is on the same stuff. Same debts, same programs. It takes time to cut out the unneccessary stuff from a budget. Any politician that does it all at once commits political suicide.

As I said, the budget is higher now, but the Congressional Budget Committee estimates that it will eventually be down to 63% of that of Bush. Not perfect, but better.

CleanUpNyNow said...

dmarks said...

Never mind all the businesses and residents to be driven out by New York's unnecessary overtaxation. It makes it all worth it just to get rid of Rush Limbaugh, right?"

And that's who's fault?

I'll tell you, it's The stupid amateurish, asinine, inept, inane, and just absolutely, 100 percent STUPID incompetent, loony lefty, ineffectual, ludicrous ass of a Governor David Patterson's fault

The Wordsmith said...

Every president has left the White House with a deficit, Obama has more than tripled what he was left with in a matter of a few months.He is doing a deplorable job so far,and seems to be getting worse!
It's turning to be most Americans worst nightmare!
I'm still trying to wrap my head around "a trillion". Democrats have already spent twice as much as the total cost of the War in Iraq. They are likely to spend 6 times as much as the total cost of the Iraq War before they are through with their bailouts. Obama will also announce tax hikes and more government programs in his talk today. And, he will blame Bush for the deficit he's tripled.

Last year a record $400 billion deficit was considered excessive and dangerous. What a difference a year and a incompetent president makes! This years deficit is estimated to be at least $3 Trillion dollars a record for any country in any year.

Shaw Kenawe said...

A lot of silly things have been posted here today, but I'm going to award the silliest post of all.


The envelope, please.

And the winner is...

The very, very silly WORDSMITH!

Who wrote (with a straight face, I'm assuming) that Barack Obama, after serving less than 100 days, is the worst president in the history of the United States.

Really. He really wrote that.

It's a malady that the conservatives suffer from. Because their hero, GWB, has been deemed the worst post-WWII president by a majority of historians, they feel they must deflect that shameful legacy by making idiotic pronouncements on the Obama administration, hoping people don't notice how appallingly silly they are.

Wordsmith, I award you the Silly Poster of the Month--today is, afterall, APRIL FOOLS DAY.

And here is a small token of my appreciation for affording me a hearty belly laugh today from your silliness.

Believe me, I needed it.

James Wolfer said...

Wordsmith: I'll respond in bold to what you wrote.

Every president has left the White House with a deficit, Obama has more than tripled what he was left with in a matter of a few months.He is doing a deplorable job so far,and seems to be getting worse!

Do you mean debt when you say deficit? Or do you mean deficit in the budget? Because if so, then Obama has not tripled the national debt.

His budget does have a deficit. But that's only for now. The Congressional Budget Committee estimates that his budget will actually decrease the deficit to 63% of GWB's.


It's turning to be most Americans worst nightmare!

No, its not. The majority of Americans supported Obama in huge numbers in the election, and still do. In fact, his approval ratings remain high.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around "a trillion". Democrats have already spent twice as much as the total cost of the War in Iraq. They are likely to spend 6 times as much as the total cost of the Iraq War before they are through with their bailouts.

Really? This again? The bailouts started under Bush. The bailouts that we have are bipartisan. In fact, many Republicans were wanting to let AIG keep their bonuses.

Obama will also announce tax hikes and more government programs in his talk today. And, he will blame Bush for the deficit he's tripled.

Obama has not tripled anything. I'd like to see some backing up of that. As for the doubled Public Debt, Obama did inherit that. But again, by the time Obama's term is up, the debt should be 50-63% of what it is. If that happens, Obama will most likely be reelected.

Last year a record $400 billion deficit was considered excessive and dangerous. What a difference a year and a incompetent president makes! This years deficit is estimated to be at least $3 Trillion dollars a record for any country in any year.

Again, where are you getting these numbers?

A year? Its been 60-something days. You conservatives haven't given him time to fix anything. You guys started trying to impeach him the moment he got elected. You're a ridiculous bunch of people.

Unless by "incompetent president" you were referring to Bush.

Gordon said...

James wrote, "his budget will actually decrease the deficit to 63% of GWB's."

First prize for creative nonsense. Yes, if Obama doesn't add any more spending to current plans, his deficit in 2013 only will be 63 percent of the deficit in Bush's last year only.

Of course, before that, and after that, Obama's deficits are much, much higher, and start increasing very dramatically, year after year.

The truth is that Obama will blow by Bush's eight years of deficit spending in just 20 months. And ten years from now, he will have overspent Bush by 400 percent--unless, of course, he spends more.

Gordon said...

Christopher,

If you have evidence, put it up. Otherwise stop libeling a fellow citizen.

Passing through an airport with a legal prescription is not evidence of the vicious slur you made.

Put up, or shut up.

And Shaw, do you really want your blog to be used for libel? It's probably not actionable because Limbaugh is a public figure, but I'd hope you have higher standards.

The Wordsmith said...

Some Fool Said..."The Congressional Budget Committee estimates that his budget will actually decrease the deficit to 63% of GWB's."


A Say.."The Congressional Budget Committee?" LOL What a joke

Tell me another bedtime story!

Shaw Kenawe said...

And Shaw, do you really want your blog to be used for libel? It's probably not actionable because Limbaugh is a public figure, but I'd hope you have higher standards.

Gordon,

This is a public forum. People are free to write what they want, within the bounds of decency. Although anything to do with Limbaugh is hardly decent, IMHO.

You seem to have a burning need to defend him and to be incensed over what people say about him.

But I've never read anywhere your indignation over his lies and calumny against any Democrat. That is always passed off as "Oh, that's just Rush being Rush," and "Well he has so many hours to fill because he's on 5 day a week, 3 hours a day, so he's bound to say some outrageous things."

Here are some of Limbaugh's stupidity that gets broadcast over the air, and that is chewed and swallowed by his ovine audience:

"The New Deal didn't work. Hoover was President through the depression for one year."--Rush Limbaugh

The Great Depression started in 1929. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated in March 1933.

LIMBAUGH: But he’s [Barack Obama] not black. Do you know he has not one shred of African-American blood? He doesn’t have any African — that’s why when they asked whether he was authentic, whether he’s down for the struggle. He’s Arab. You know, he’s from Africa. He’s from Arab parts of Africa. He’s not — his father was — he’s not African-American. The last thing that he is is African-American.

Obama’s father was Luo, the second or third largest … tribe? ethnic group? … in Kenya. The Kikuyu are the largest. The Maasai are well down the list. Luos live throughout Kenya, but their traditional home is in Western Kenya, Northern Tanzania and Eastern Uganda.

Swahili is an amalgam of Bantu (the dominant language family of the region) and Arabic. It’s the result of the mingling of Arabic traders and local Bantu speaking East Africans. It’s the lingua franca of East Africa and is heard along the coast from Somalia to Mozambique, and West across Uganda and into the Democratic Republic of Congo.

"The Arabic influence upon Swahili probably forms the basis of Limbaugh’s charge. Nevertheless, as others have pointed out, to claim that this demonstrates that Obama is “Arab” instead demonstrates a lack of geographical knowledge on Mr Limbaugh’s part."

Source


During the February 19 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh falsely stated that President Obama said "that we all must learn to live within our means and not expect the values of our homes to go up 10, 20 percent over our lifetimes ever again." Limbaugh also stated: "This is what I mean by him talking down the economy. Don't think of your house as going up in value anytime soon." However, Obama actually said during a February 18 speech in Mesa, Arizona, that we should "not assume that housing prices are going to go up 20, 30, 40 percent every year," not "over our lifetimes" as Limbaugh asserted.

Those are just a few examples of the crap he sends out over the airwaves.

Your fawning concern over Limbaugh's delicate feeling is duly noted.

dmarks said...

James: "You guys started trying to impeach him the moment he got elected. You're a ridiculous bunch of people."

A different batch of sore-losers did this when Bush first won election. I suppose it was OK then, right?

dmarks said...

Shaw quoted Limbaugh: "He’s Arab. You know, he’s from Africa. He’s from Arab parts of Africa. He’s not — his father was — he’s not African-American. The last thing that he is is African-American."

I'm a stickler for geographic accuracy, nailing those who forget that Turks and Israelis are Asians, and those who insist that Nicaragua is not in North America.

Limbaugh is so wrong on this. The northern 1/3 of Africa is non-Black and mostly Arabic. Hosni Mubarak and Kadaffy (to name two famous northern Africans) are fully African. And fully Arabs, too. There are many millions of African Arabs. So much for Limbaugh's claim that the two are exclusive.

As for Obama's Arab ethnicity (supposedly implied by the mere fact of him being half-Kenyan), according to the book "African Families at the Turn of the Century", the percent of Kenyans who are Arabs is less than 1%. (The Arab presence in Kenya was traditionally limited to a few traders who ravaged, plundered, and enslaved, but did not linger).

In contrast, according to the census, Arabs accounted for 1.2 percent of the total population in Michigan in 2000. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was born in Michigan. It would be more fair (if at all) to call Romney an "Arab" for coming from Michigan with 1.2% Arab population than to call Barack Obama an "Arab" for having a father from Kenya, with less than 1% Arab population.

As for religion, according to Wikipedia, Kenya's Christian and Muslim percentages are very roughl the same.

Shaw Kenawe said...

dmarks,

Thanks for that information.

Of course, we all know the reason for Limbaugh's statement that Mr. Obama is Arab not African. He put it out over the air simply to scare and misinform his listeners and play into their post-9/11, anti-Arab biases.

I regret none of the ridicule I heap upon Limbaugh. His defenders excuse his execrable behavior, saying that he is the voice of the base of the Republican Party. If that's who the base of the Republican Party wants to identify with, then they're in a trough full of trouble.


He's not worth the crud Mr. Obama scraps off of his shoes after walking through a cow field.

James Wolfer said...

Wordsmith:

I actually got those numbers from Republican sources about the Congressional Budget Committee. Just because you disagree with them doesn't mean it's a joke.

You still haven't truly responded to anything I said, wordsmith.

Gordon:
You're right. The budget deficits are initially higher. Bush's got higher throughout his presidency, and Obama's are starting higher and going down. Much like Clinton's.

The point is, its all we got right now. The Republican budget? Same deficits, and some economists are saying that they are actually higher deficits in four years. Not sure yet though, as the budget just came out yesterday. We'll see. But so far all it has is tax cuts for the rich, which the majority of this country thinks won't work, since it really hasn't the last eight years.

James Wolfer said...

Dmarks:

There wasn't the movement to impeach him initially that I'm aware of. Correct me if I'm wrong. And if there was, they were crazy too. There have been numerous bloggers calling for impeachment lately, and a few of them have been doing it since November. Weird. And now the call to ARMS!! that seems to emanate from the right lately. Wordsmith is one of those saying that Obama is "the worst president ever!!" which is part of that group.

Impeaching Bush was entirely reasonable, had we known about many of these "secret" documents before now. If we had, you bet something would have happened.

This movement didn't really pick up momentum until the majority of Americans started to realize that we might have been tricked into a war with Iraq. I know you disagree, but most of the world agrees with me on this.

Gordon said...

Shaw,

Let's try again. Look at Christopher's comments. I'm not talking about your opinion of Limbaugh's opinions.

And while it is a public forum, it's your public forum, and you are responsible for what people write here. As I wrote, what Christopher posted probably isn't actionable, because Limbaugh is a public figure. Also because bloggers aren't responsible for their commenters except to the point that they can spot and remove libelous comments.

In other words, if you were to post something libelous on my blog, I'm not responsible so long as I remove it when it is brought to my attention. Beyond that, I have, and accept, a moral responsibility to make sure that people who comment on my blog behave.

Opinions I don't care for are broadly tolerated (and often refuted). Yet if someone were to write that the vice-president was a drug dealer, based on tenuous evidence, I would edit that comment and warn, if not ban the commenter.

I don't feel a need to defend Limbaugh. I do point out, sometimes, when you or your guests are distorting what he's said. I do that because someone should.

But Christopher's comment goes beyond opinion, or Arthurstone's artfully worded implications. He states, as a fact, a libelous charge for which there is no evidence.

You have a moral obligation to deal with such things on your blog. If you choose not to, it's your business, and nothing will happen to you. And if you think I'm holding you to a higher standard than others, you're right, I am. Consider that a compliment.

Anonymous said...

Gordon, I find it funny that you are so concerned about libel here on THIS blog. Go check out the blogs of the right-wingers that have commented here and you'll have a field day. They are FILLED with lies, hate and unfair character assasinations.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Obama’s father was Luo, the second or third largest … tribe? ethnic group? … in Kenya. The Kikuyu are the largest. The Maasai are well down the list. Luos live throughout Kenya, but their traditional home is in Western Kenya, Northern Tanzania and Eastern Uganda.

Well Ugga Bugga! Ain't that special!

Ken said...

Well, our King is out of the Country and the stock market is going UP. Wonder if they will keep him over there? Lets hope so.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Well, our King is out of the Country and the stock market is going UP. Wonder if they will keep him over there? Lets hope so.

But Ken, baby! How do explain that the stock market was up last week while he was IN the country? Come on! Explain it.

Thanks, BTW, for keeping us laughing.

Bloviating Zepplin, your laundromat just called to say your white sheets are all nicely washed, ironed, and ready for you to pick them up.

Arthurstone said...

Gordon wagged his finger:

'And while it is a public forum, it's your public forum, and you are responsible for what people write here. As I wrote, what Christopher posted probably isn't actionable, because Limbaugh is a public figure.'


Thanks for the chuckle Gordon. It's always a good laugh when a 'conservative' goes all sensitive. This is my favorite:

'You have a moral obligation to deal with such things on your blog.'

Whew. Glad to have that settled. And I will be eagerly watching for your instructions to such as the optimistically named 'Jeff Jots'.

And thanks for the compliment. 'Artfully worded implications' is high praise indeed.

But I'm still not Lynne.

Gordon said...

Arthurstone,

I'm glad to have left you amused. And yes, I will wag the finger sometimes. I wouldn't bother with most folks, but Shaw is a decent, if misguided soul. I do expect more of her than I do of others.

As for Jeff Jots, he could stand to learn some standards of civility. It's rude to visit someone else's blog and call the other commentors vulgar names.

dmarks said...

Shaw: "But Ken, baby! How do explain that the stock market was up last week while he was IN the country? Come on! Explain it."

Then, of course, he will have to alternate weeks inside and outside the country in order to keep the situation going.

Christopher: "As I said before and I will say again, Rush Limbaugh is a junkie and pedophile."

As to the first, is Limbaugh still abusing drugs? I can't imagine him getting away with what he did before. He'd be caught too easily. As for the 2nd, there's no evidence of that. It's just something that comes from someone's imagination. Whoever thought of that might have flipped a coin between that and claiming Limbaugh was running a dogfighting ring.

Christopher said...

Limbaugh's dittoheads here need to chill and quit defending their brain trust. It's unhealthy and frankly, sick.

Limbaugh is a pedophile and a junkie.

Here's a few of Fatty's comments lifted directly from the transcipt feed that reports from his radio program.

Tell me again, what healthy heterosexual man talks like this?

“The closest thing I know of to an ego gauge is a rectal thermometer. ”

“Rectal thermometers — that’s the Obama plan, mark my words.”

“Controversy has erupted over a YouTube video, ladies and gentlemen, showing Philippine doctors laughing while removing an object, a canister from the rectum of a patient. This video may lead to charges against the surgeons and cost them their medical license. It’s a three minute video, noisy operating room, doctors and nurses laughing. “At one point, a hand appears with a cellphone camera taking a close-up picture of the surgery. As a doctor gingerly pulled out a 15cm long canister from the male patient’s rectum, someone shouted, ‘Baby out!’” and then they start spraying each other with the aerosol that’s inside the can, it’s all viewable on YouTube. If you’re going, ewwwww, so am I.”

“You want to know why the Republicans are willing to say, “Screw you,” to 30 percent or more of their voters and yet Democrats will bend over, grab the ankles, and say, “Have your way with me,” for 10 percent and 2 percent of the population?”

“This is pure sexism in Alaska on the part of these old boys trying to get rid of Sarah Palin, and she didn’t put up with it, and she didn’t bend over and let them have their way.”

My sources are impeccable regarding Fatty's frequent trips to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. In fact, it was on a return flight aboard his Gulfstream that Fatty got busted for trying to bring back drugs.

I know, it's tough to see one of your heros tank but this is what happens when you elevate a pedophile and a junkie to herodom.

JLoophole said...

Anonymous said...
"Gordon, I find it funny that you are so concerned about libel here on THIS blog. Go check out the blogs of the right-wingers that have commented here and you'll have a field day. They are FILLED with lies, hate and unfair character assasinations.

First of all ass-hat..Assassinations, is spelled this way...

"They are FILLED with lies, hate and
character assassinations."

If the shoe fits..wear it!

Christopher said...

libel: is a legal term and if someone is serious, then I say, BRING IT ON.

I dare, ya.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Jloophole wrote:

First of all ass-hat..Assassinations, is spelled this way...

"They are FILLED with lies, hate and
character assassinations."

If the shoe fits..wear it!


Is that you Gordon?

Oh, my!

Yes, even I, the Captain of the Grammar Police occasionally produce a typo. I'm not perfect, and I know it.

But you Mr. or Mrs. Jloophole, are vulgar, and I can correct my shortcomings.

dmarks said...

Christopher said: "Limbaugh is a pedophile and a junkie."

Of course. Just like he shot JR and JFK, ran a dogfighting ring, and cuts tails off puppies.

Lynne said...

The beautiful thing about all this is, no matter if you call me asshat, stupid, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. You can't change the fact that my awesome President and his beautiful wife are adored and admired, no matter how you try to twist it or lie about it, it simply is what it is and I could not be happier. Your name calling doesn't change a thing. So if it makes you feel better, go for it. I think it's funny.

Arthurstone said...

Heh. Heh.

http://www.morninpaper.com/2009/04/video-jon-stewart-gives-rush-limbaugh-his-ez-pass-tells-him-to-get-the-f-out/

Shaw Kenawe said...

Arthurstone,

I saw that Jon Stewart take on Limbaugh's threat to leave NY. It was hilarious.

Limbaugh is so full of himself and his imagined national importance that he actually thinks leaving NY will negatively impact it.

Hilarious.

James Wolfer said...

Christopher:

I hate Rush Limbaugh. I think he's vile and it's terrible that people listen to him. But where did you get "pedophile"? That's low, dude.

dmarks said...

Shaw: What is worse than Limbaugh leaving is the large numbers of unnamed New Yorkers driven out by these poorly-thought-out and destructive decisions of the state government. Rush can weather it, but there are those who don't have as much choice when it comes to dealing with Albany ramping up its greed.