Three Scandals……. take your pick !

Posted Monday, May 20, 2013, at 10:57 AM
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  • Great article Marilyn! Did you know that after the impeachment proceedings for Clinton, the Republicans lost some seats in the next election in Congress. I don't think that most people in the United States like to see Congress wasting time and not working on things that are important to them.

    Related to this, David Lettermen now has a segment called "Stooge of the Night" where he identifies a Senator or Congressman who voted against background checks and what percent of the people in his or her district wanted background checks and then mentions how much the NRA does to support his or her campaign.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Mon, May 20, 2013, at 12:55 PM
  • WELL said MS M....IT'S GETTING PRETTY OLD,They look so stupid in the eyes of the world that it is pathetic.I don't pay them for what they are doing and we should be outraged at this course of action when we have so many real things that need done.But there rides home are departing on time .To bad I cant cut there pay so they could catch a bus......GOT to go getting as stupid as

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, May 20, 2013, at 3:44 PM
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    Treason never gets old for patriots Lamont.

    As for the Obazobies out there they could have a video of obama beating an 80 year old lady with a puppy and you would deny it.

    It must get hard comming up with excusses for this corrupt administration. Not that they all haven't been corrupt but this one has made Nixon look like a boy scout in comparison.

    -- Posted by Trouble2011 on Wed, May 22, 2013, at 1:23 PM
  • From what we have heard, the Obama administration is quite powerful and corrupt. We heard rumors Obama used a weather machine to cause the recent OK tornadoes. We heard Obama and the UN have opened many reeducation camps disguised as FEMA camps. We have actual confirmation communists are hiding behind each and every rock in Idaho. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt a college education turns people into communist, liberals and socialists while the uneducated are the true smart citizens. And who can forget Umbrella-gate. With all these scary things happening why aren't the good guys out gathering for the American Revolution II? Shock and awe boys.

    -- Posted by sara-connor on Wed, May 22, 2013, at 2:09 PM
  • BELIEVE WHAT YOU WANT........How would it be if we could get some folks to look out for the country and not there self intrest and party.HOW WOULD IT BE IF WE DIDNT OPPOSE JUST TO OPPOSE I WOULD CALL THAT TRESON.They have already stated if he likes it we automatically take the opposite side.To bad you don't see that as treason or is that considered patriotic.MR MC CONNAL I TAKE IT IS A PATRIOT.The latest stunt by Rand Paul with the budget is patriotic.SEN COBURN (OK) is a patriot I AM SURE.CALLING FOR MATCHING CUTS TO GIVE AID TO THE PEOPLE IN MOOR IS THE WAY TO GO and the dems aren't any better.POINT being the leadership across the board is dysfunctional.So do me a favor and don't talk about exscusses because nobody is making any, you want to point fingers take some responsibility for whats right and whats wrong morally.

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, May 22, 2013, at 2:14 PM
  • "Obazobies"? I thought that name calling wasn't allowed on these blogs.

    Nixon could never look like a boy scout. He was actually caught covering up the Watergate burglary, offering hush money, having the IRS harass people that he didn't like, and ordering illegal secret bombing in Cambodia.

    If Obama was caught on tape beating up an old lady that would actually be a real fact. What is not a real fact are made up things that some Republicans wish were true because they want the Obama administration to do wrong. The Republicans hope that if they keep investigating over and over anything that comes up they will either actually find something or convince the gullible that the administratiion did do something.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Wed, May 22, 2013, at 3:15 PM
  • THANKYOU ......HISTORY NERD......WE all KNOW how those people are so he has got to have done something..........AMAZING how some things don't change...........I GUESS WHATEVER THE RIGHT DOES IS OK AFTER ALL THEY CAN DO NO WRONG......RIGHT.....SMILE !!!!!!!!!!

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, May 22, 2013, at 3:30 PM
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    Which writer did I specifically call a Obazobie? Please enlighten me as I can't recall calling any one person a obazobie. This is another lie, or bloviating.

    Some would say that the german people turning thier heads (a blind eye) to what hitler was doing in the 1930's and 40's was a crime and this is exactly what you are suggesting.

    Don't question your goverment as they know best huh.

    If the white house knew nothing of these four events than they are INCOMPOTENT at the very least. If they knew about any of them then they have made treasonous acts. So they are criminals or they are incopentent. This goes for Bush also just obama is using the FBI and IRS to intimidate and harrass his opponents.

    -- Posted by Trouble2011 on Wed, May 22, 2013, at 7:41 PM
  • HEY TROUBLE.........WHAT DID BUSH ALMIGHTY DO????? BUT I AM SURE THAT WAS ALRIGHT ........AFTER ALL NATIONAL out a cia agent you are sopposed to go to jail......and in a time of war.....RIGHT..............THE CEO DOESNT MICRO MANAGE THE DEPARTMENTS .......THEY CALL THAT DESIGNATING AUTHORITY.......HELLO!!!!!!!!I don't think anyone of us is saying government knows best.What we are saying is look at it all and fairly listen to what is being said...........SO far nobody has said the PRESIDENT WAS TOLD BEFORE HAND OR THAT HE SANCTIONED ANYTHING THAT HAS BEEN PUT FORTH.,UNTIL THAT HAPPENS WHY DONT YOU SUBSCRIBE TO INNOCENT TILL PROVEN GUILTY OR DOESNT THAT APPLY HERE.????????

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, May 22, 2013, at 8:14 PM
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    I guess we have come a long way from the "Buck Stops Here".

    You might want to look up that reference as it was made back when the USA was a strong, noble, and honest place.

    The caps don't make your point anymore crediable it just shows that your lack of facts and honor is amplified.

    As for Bush, I said I wasn't a fan and believe what happened in his second term was also criminal.

    -- Posted by Trouble2011 on Wed, May 22, 2013, at 9:41 PM
  • ILL say this once you nor anyone else here can question my HONOR I would suggest that you remember that.Ill put my(28YRS) service with honor up against PAY ATTENTION TO THE WORDS IF THE CAPS BOTHER YOU DONT READ. AT 71 I DONT CARE ABOUT THEM. There ARE NO LACK OF FACTS on my part I simply stated, do what you must but do it fairly.I personally get real tired of anyone who is not totally conservative or right wing having there allegiance ,honor, integrity,and intelligence questioned.The next time you feel like insulting someone AND I DO CONSIDER IT AND INSULT go look in the mirror or keep it to yourself because I wont set still for it.I DIDNT INSULT YOU IN ANYWAY. THE BUCK STOPS HERE.....HELLO...... SO I GUESS.... INNOCENT TILL PROVEN GUILTY...... DESERVES THE SAME CONSIDERATION.......or is there a difference.OUR country hasn't changed some would like to think that but it doesn't hold water, it must be nice for the chicken hawks who never wear uniforms to talk that trash from the safety of there couch.WHER WERE THEY WHEN THE TRASH WAS FLYING???????? WATCHING HANNITY and MATHEWS???????

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, May 22, 2013, at 10:13 PM
  • Trouble 2011, the United States is strong, noble, and an honest place under Obama. I'm sorry that your candidate Mitt Romney who never served in the military nor did his Dad or his many sons, didn't get elected.

    Isn't it time to get over this election like we did when Bush was elected and patriotically support the President of the United Statesust like we did?

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 1:05 AM
  • Trouble 2011 you may want to look at the news regarding the tornado in Okahoma Americans do really great things under difficult situtions.

    Stop selling Ameicans short.

    Obama instantly reached out to the governor of Oklahoma despite her previous politcal finger ponting at him.

    Hate has no lasting place in Ameriaca but I guess you can always hope.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 1:33 AM
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    History---AKA patrick

    Your so wrong you still don't get it. Please show me where I said Romney was my guy? You can't becasue you just make crap up.

    As for Oklahoma, it is also nice to see the democrat say that the tornado was gods way of punishing the republicans (since Oklahoma is a red state). *fun fact, I'm not a republican*

    Lamont I really don't care what you think as I'm sure you don't care what I think. A person can do 28 years and still be a socialist, fascist, or other anti-American. Just saying you can have your option just like I have mine. Saying it in CAPS doesn't make yours right.

    Lamont you have no clue either, please show me on any of these blogs where I said I watched Hannity? You can't since I don't watch him. I love the ignorance of the average liberal.

    -- Posted by Trouble2011 on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 8:06 AM
  • Trouble2011 what facts support your assertion that the Obama administration is corrupt?

    Just cause you want it so, doesn't make it so.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 8:27 AM
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    I guess only people on the left can have an option?

    I also believe the facts will come out, but I guess your ok with your goverment taking the 5th right after they make a speech about doing nothing wrong.

    -- Posted by Trouble2011 on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 9:20 AM
  • What do you all think of this:

    In a few hours, John Boehner and House Republicans are voting to increase student loan rates to as high as 8.5% for the families who already struggle the most to afford a college education.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 10:31 AM
  • WELL trouble I guess you think I said you were sitting on the couch I WONDER WHY?? I never said you were watching Hannity or Mathews, seems to me you are grasping at straws or at best trying to have and argument.I know this I SERVED FOR THE PRIVELEDGE OF BEING A CITIZEN AND AGAIN YOUR ATTEMPT TO CASTIGATE THAT IS OFF BASE, BUT DO AS YOU WISH AND LIKE I SAID YOU DONT LIKE THE CAPS DONT READ.I am not a typist so take it or leave it.AS far as not having a clue I am sure because you consider me a liberal I couldn't possibly have a brain.....I would tell you what you could do with most of your insulting post but they would throw me off of here, so Ill say this.KEEP YOUR INSULTS TO YOURSELF,DONT EVER QUESTION MY SERVICE OR OTHERS UNLESS YOU CAN MATCH THAT AND TRY AND REMEMBER THAT CONSERVATIVES ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES IN THIS COUNTRY AND LAST I did not insult you but you seem to want to insult me at every turn.DO yourself a favor question your own allegiance and moral compass and leave others alone.

    MS M........all they care about is making money,education is not a priority for them a good question is what is????? yOU HAVE GOT TO HAVE SLAVES FOR CAPITALISM TO WORK don't educate the masses and you can have all you want.Problem being at some point in time you can no longer advance ON THE WORLD STAGE.wE ARE ALREADY BEHIND IN MATH AND SCIENCE......BUT they still don't get it.They said they wanted to create jobs hello!!!!! all that has happened is more obstruction,RAND PAUL,COBURN to name a few, there even fighting with each other to see who can create the most havoc.I cant believe that the people of Oklahoma elected that man. WELL I hope you are doing better and we shall be talking........going to play charlies on sat nite,that should be a kick.......second time first time was great ...........later

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 12:20 PM
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    Lamont admits he is a at 6pm.

    "you got to have slaves for capitalism to work"

    Your quote Lamont not mine. Capitalism is what America is founded on and your against it, you make this to easy. You may have serve 28 years in defense of Capitalism but you admint you don't like it or believe in it. There is Capitalism is America.

    I can't insult you and have never called you names. I put out my options and if you find them hitting close to home maybe it is time to

    You are good for a laugh though. (give me another lecture with caps

    -- Posted by Trouble2011 on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 1:14 PM
  • TROUBLE you seem to have a hard time interpreting or do you interpret based on your bias......As many business as I have owned and operated nobody who knows me would consider me a socialist but if that's what you think that will work.AND what I SAID IS TRUE YOU HAVE GOT TO HAVE A LOT OF LOW PAYED EMPLOYESS FOR CAPITALISM TO WORK (slaves) get it???? Uneducated people get it. Something Idaho seems to be working dilegently at having .NEVER SAID I DONT BELIEVE IN IT. I DONT LIKE THE WAY IT IS BEING ADMINISTERED IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY. Maybe you should move,THIS IS MY HOME.The joke is on you as you have made sure to show your bias loud and clear.You should stop trying to put words in my mouth because your interpretations are so far off base it's sickening.Deal with what is said in the context it is said in and not some biased interpretation that you feel solidy's your thoughts about other people. My views run like most fair minded people in this country from conservative to liberal depending on the issue if you care to be in one camp that is your business but don't try to insult people who think more broadly. And you have insulted me and you know it and so do I.OPTIONS MY ............

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 1:50 PM
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    Hi lamont. Hope you're doing well.

    Did you see the President's address today?

    I believe he delivered a very important message and he delivered it very well.

    As far as capitalism in America's early years, well, the capitalist system benefited from a slave stimulus.

    -- Posted by Dave Thompson on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 5:10 PM
  • HI DAVE.....BEEN on the phone will ck it out later I saw part of it not all.Thankyou for the comment at least you understood what I was getting at and I appreciate it....

    I AM GETTING THERE IT 'S ALMOST OVER IT HAS BEEN A LONG YEAR.......But I am lucky ,I just got word a friend passed from this thing called cancer,it seems to be the scurge of our nation anyhow thanks for asking.

    I'll talk to you after I SEE THE ADDRESSE.............LATER

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 6:08 PM
  • Yes it did Dave.

    By the way, the word capitalist or capitalism does not seem to be in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution or any Amendments to the Constitution. You are incorrect in thinking that the contry was "founded" on any particular economic system Trouble.

    Capitalism is a word that has had its meaning changed over time. What it meant at the time of the country's founding was people providing capital (money) for a business. Marx seems to be the person that described it as an economic system.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 6:11 PM
  • HI DAVE.....BEEN on the phone will ck it out later I saw part of it not all.Thankyou for the comment at least you understood what I was getting at and I appreciate it....... I wonder how many insults you will garner????

    I AM GETTING THERE IT 'S ALMOST OVER IT HAS BEEN A LONG YEAR.......But I am lucky ,I just got word a friend passed from this thing called cancer,it seems to be the scurge of our nation anyhow thanks for asking.

    I'll talk to you after I SEE THE ADDRESSE.............LATER

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 6:12 PM
  • Today Obama changed the subject on the Republicans. Boehner hung in there anyway for some more trash talk. It looks to me that the Republicans would rather have turmail than be a national party.

    -- Posted by Geordey on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 7:23 PM
  • SAW the speech,thought he did a bang up job defining the issues he covered.Thought he handled the protester superbly and turned it to his advantage.NOW if the obstructionist would stop obstructing we could get on with some of what he was talking about.......I personally don't think they will.I have been watching what is going on in the SENATE and that garbage is crazy.They are determined to not allow the budget to move forward and they look stupidier every day.MC cain and some others are trying to get the super minority to get out of the way but they are determined to hang on there garbage.

    IT doesn't matter what the president wants, how about what the country wants and needs?????? When everyone, conservative and liberals are starting to say it's time to clean house you would think someone would start listening.They would rather take the country down than compromise to get the country solidly on it's feet faster.They seem to want another deep recession so the question becomes for whose benifit???? WELL GOT TO RUN SEE YOU LATER.

    I guess saying something about were my band is playing gets your post removed????????? OH WELL......!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -- Posted by lamont on Fri, May 24, 2013, at 10:56 AM
  • I thought Obamas speech was excellent too. He has been trying to close that budget busting off shore prison for years but Congress keeps preventing it.

    -- Posted by Geordey on Fri, May 24, 2013, at 11:45 AM
  • Lamont if you were advertising Les Bois Racing your plug probably would of stayed..... lol!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, May 24, 2013, at 12:51 PM
  • Republicans are spending time on the wrong things. A Washington Post/Associated Press News Poll had this question.

    Q: Do you think the Republican Party is in touch with the concerns of most people in the United States today, or is it out of touch?

    71% of registered voters said NO. 49% of conservative Republicans said No. 45% of conservative said Yes and the other 6% had no opinion.

    Bob Dole said the G.O.P. needs to be "closed for repairs."

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Mon, May 27, 2013, at 5:59 PM
  • THEY have produced the visual affects of hate.It has become so encompassing that they cannot even think about the people they are sopposed to serve.IT'S a shame because to govern we need both party's,both idea's give us the answers we need.

    When you become a zealot filled with hate you become totally counter productive.WORST YOU BECOME SELF DESRUCTIVE. GET OVER IT AND GET TO GOVERNING..........LATER

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, May 27, 2013, at 9:53 PM
  • I saw a funny headline "Fox News - Rooting for America to Fail since 2008".

    It's the constant negativity and baseless accusations that is making the Republican party loose ground. So keep up the good work, Moral majority.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Tue, May 28, 2013, at 2:17 PM
  • Here is the reputable source referred to in the disreputable web site.

    Note how your web site took the real facts from the reputable magazine's web site, stretched them, or twisted them into outright lies, and then drew fanciful conclusions?

    Moral majority, I think that I'll stick to the facts. If your point is correct that's all you should need.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Tue, May 28, 2013, at 6:22 PM
  • Isn't that what fox news is known for. Distorting the truth and telling lies? Taking teeny tiny fragments of a story and turning it into something Huge? That's how they get their fan base!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Tue, May 28, 2013, at 9:20 PM
  • HISTORY is easier to distort and stretch the truth that is part of that hate I was talking about.Never had the need to call pres BUSH anything but that,you notice there is always something derogatory concerning the presidents name or something.HOW PATHETIC, GOT TO HAVE SOMETHING.........IT at least has started to become part of the overall conversation,that and made up crisses and scandals.That comic book land must be getting old.37 times same garbage but they cant get anything else done,who do they think they are fooling even there own base is getting tired of it.........have a good one later

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, May 28, 2013, at 9:32 PM
  • Right lamont, like Moral majority calling the president of the United States and Attorney General of the United States "Eric and Osamabama".

    Not only does he think that he is on a first name basis with them but that he can make up a silly derogatary name for Obama.

    It seems like a small percentage of very conservative people are bringing the standards of American society down, where respect and honesty should be important.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Wed, May 29, 2013, at 12:08 AM
  • HISTORY NERD.....that is the percentage who calls me out of my name,and thinks it's ok and when I react they try to say they didn't do anything or it's a free country.IT does matter and it is the reason minority's don't trust them there verbal actions say tell it all.There assumptions and grouping, but they don't want to be judged by the same standards.

    Did you notice that there now saying the IRS WAS WRONG IN THE HOW BUT NOT THAT THEY DID??that's because so many of those groups were really violating the law and that is on both sides. wELL GOT TO GO HAVE AN APPT AT THE HOSPITAL IN BOISE TALK TO YOU LATER.

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, May 29, 2013, at 8:04 AM
  • I hope that everything is okay, healthwise with you lamont.

    I did notice that the groups that are complaining about being "targeted" actually may have lied on their application which actually is against the law.

    It's ironic that these same groups seem to think that it is okay to target Hispanics in Arizona.

    On the IRS thing I hope the final result is tax reform. You should never have tax laws that are so complicated that collecting taxes becomes a major budget buster (12.8 billion).

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Wed, May 29, 2013, at 10:23 AM
  • your LINKS MM only tell one side of the story with so many holes in it as to make it almost not worth reading.......if that is the best that you have, you have got a ways to go......You are not looking for the whole picture your just looking at the part that pleases you.......that's to bad doesn't make for fairness.......later.

    I am fighting the big C History Nerd but it is almost over.BUT A FIGHT IT HAS BEEN.Thanks for asking

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, May 29, 2013, at 5:41 PM
  • Good luck lamont. I saw somebody post once on Facebook "I wish cancer would get sick and die and leave the people that we love alone." Amen.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Wed, May 29, 2013, at 7:45 PM
  • IT'S getting to be the scurge of our nation.They say it has a lot to do with all the processed foods.We change our diet to a lot more natural stuff and a lot of stuff we don't eat anymore.BUT LIFE GOES ON. I don't let anything stop me so I am almost as busy as ever........stay easy

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, May 29, 2013, at 10:45 PM
  • Moral M, I imagine that they know that they have the right to refuse a subpeona.

    In this country we have a separation of powers between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches for the Federal government. In the case of Congressional subpeona for someone in the Federal branch a number of things can happen.

    1. The Federal employee(s) can comply as they have many times for this Congress in particular.

    2. They can negotiate with Congress on what is being requested, for example to exclude some things that by sharing risks the national interests.

    3. They can not comply using executive privelege which means that they believe that it is against the national interest to share some information.

    In the case of number 3, Congress can appeal and the Judicial branch then decides based on the merits of the case.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, May 30, 2013, at 11:04 AM
  • LIKE the BUSH administration never refused a supeona ??????.


    When FOX NEWS has said you lied you know there is something to moral majority why would you put something on here and use breitbart as a source to back it up.?The right doesn't even trust him.


    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, May 30, 2013, at 11:57 AM
  • Moral M. Three branches of government. Checks and balances. Here is an easy to understand web site that explains this.

    The only person that said "Bush" was you.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, May 30, 2013, at 2:08 PM
  • Usually how it works is the things that the former President did or didn't do, carry's over to the next President.

    You can not make Bush disappear he is already written in our History books and what about getting us into 2 wars and the economy on a downward spiral at the end of his 2 terms...... How do you expect people to forget that?

    People still talk about George Washington and that Apple Tree!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, May 30, 2013, at 2:08 PM

    I noticed you ducked the real issue which was BRIETBART your attempting to deflect the subject.YOU also have a kinda vailed way of producing racial overtones such as your last post. You do that when you get backed into a corner.No body here is going to listen to strictly right wing blogs or post we tend to want to hear both sides,you don't seem to want to do that.IF you want someone to validate your position I wouldn't use Breitbart that is for sure.yOU SEEM TO WANT THIS ADMINISTRATION TO COW TOW TO SOMEONE......MC CONNOL,BOHOENER ????? wHO IS IT YOU WANT THIS PRESIDENT TO REPORT TO.I have worked for people like you,they usually had me fired before hired and constantly questioned my credentials,funny thing most wound up working for me before it was all over.

    I'LL say it again you know how or does it come with a caveat.

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, May 30, 2013, at 4:09 PM
  • I read a good article about Michelle Bachmann's retirement. Mor. Maj. do you really want to be like this person?

    It discusses her goodbye video and then says:

    "Certainly, the media and late-night TV hosts will greatly miss the woman who declared that the American Revolution began in Concord, N.H., instead of Concord, Mass.; that the HPV vaccine causes mental retardation; that certain members of Congress are "anti-America"; that John Wayne came from her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa (she confused him with serial killer John Wayne Gacy); that God created an earthquake and a hurricane to protest federal spending; that the U.S. government is plotting death panels, re-education camps and an IRS database of Americans' medical records; and that the feds could use census data to put people in internment camps.

    Whether she was calling President Obama a socialist, misplacing John Quincy Adams in history as a "Founding Father," or wishing Elvis Presley a "happy birthday" on the anniversary of his death, Bachmann frequently furnished evidence for her claim that God had called her to run for president -- if only to provide comic relief."

    The article ends with: "The bell tolled a final time as the video faded to black -- and so, too, did the career of a lawmaker unlike any other this country has seen since the shot heard around the world was fired in New Hampshire."

    That last line had me ROFLMAO.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, May 30, 2013, at 5:51 PM
  • I just saw something interesting. Rachel Maddow was talking about the Republican investigation of the White House Christmas card during the Clinton Administration. She said something like "the long hot summer of subpoenas is back".

    -- Posted by Geordey on Thu, May 30, 2013, at 7:43 PM
  • lamont this is what Vanity Fair says about the Breitbart followers that I thought you'd enjoy. I wish that I could write like that.

    "For the Breitbartians, it isn't about winning anymore. It's about fouling up the works--poking a stick between the spokes. Sentient Republicans (those non-fanatics who can read election results and recognize demographic shifts) understand that a corner has been turned and they have to turn with it or be left behind as fossil remains. When Rush Limbaugh accepts reality and admits that gay marriage is "inevitable," when the Republican Party's own task force produces an autopsy report on the 2012 defeats that advises muffling the anti-gay, anti-immigrant, old-**** rhetoric, the "war" that Breitbart lip-smackingly wanted to wage has already been lost. But conservatives are more enslaved by hero worship than liberals are (they have Ronald Reagan bronzed in their brains), and Breitbart's death leaves a gap in their superhero lineup that I feel confident somebody awful will fill, if only to maintain their morale for the remainder of the Obama presidency and the Hillary regency. It'll take a zealot with the constitution of a ham actor, and ham actors aren't made, they're born."

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, May 30, 2013, at 8:02 PM
  • I LIKE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!it's all about trust.....the more people you get to trust you,then you can win elections.For me they can keep doing what they are doing.They just decrease there electability.They can do what they want if she wants they will not defeat SEC Clinton if she decide to run.Human and trust worthy for most, and that will be hard to beat.And right now congressman ISSA is the gift that keeps on giving.It has gotten interesting to a point but oh how hilarious.The DEMS take the house back I wonder what he is going to do???That is a real possibility...........well I need to get some rest.......later

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, May 30, 2013, at 10:05 PM
  • Do you get a nickle for every link that you post Mor. Maj.?

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Fri, May 31, 2013, at 9:12 AM
  • FUNNY THING MORAL NAJORITY....YOU KNEW EXACTLY WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT..HA!!..the subtlties..quite playing people stupid.You seem to get real upset because we challenged brietbart.....they are KNOWN liers,who have falsified information,lied to the people they sold stories to, entraped and created frauglent videio's and sold them as truth......Now if you believe in there message that is up to you, but if you think I OR SOME OF THE OTHERS HERE ARE GOING TO JUST LET THAT GO and accept there message.......I don't think so.......SO if that is your source it will be challenged.AS far as ignore what you post that is easy and I DO. YOU NEED TO TAKE YOUR OWN ADVICE. THE RACIAL OVERTONES EXIST IN YOUR POST,BUT WHEN YOU BELIEVE PEOLE LIKE BRIETBART I WOULD NOT EXSPECT FOR YOU TO SEE now you can say "I am not politically correct" and that should MAKE IT ALRIGHT.......what a to go maybe ck and see what breitbart has got to say........there usually good for a good story.(lie)


    -- Posted by lamont on Fri, May 31, 2013, at 10:37 AM
  • Moral Majority STOP posting links unless you have something to say about each one. It's as if your spamming my blog!!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, May 31, 2013, at 1:45 PM
  • Well its better than your previous ones, at least you had something to say.....

    For each one of your links there is always another one to match it with different dialog

    Anyone can open up a website or a blog to voice their opinion. As long as the Republicans keep showing their stupidity we won't see a Republican in the White House for a very long time. My opinion not a fact! But it could turn into a fact!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, May 31, 2013, at 2:41 PM
  • I've seen a lot of articles about the good news on the economy keeping Obama's ratings steady despite the Republicans upcoming "summer of subpoenas". I got the quote below from:

    "Of the three controversies, 44 percent of voters see the IRS probe as the most important, with 24 percent citing Benghazi and 15 percent picking the AP records seizure.

    But voters say 73 - 22 percent that dealing with the economy and unemployment is a higher priority than investigating these three issues."

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Fri, May 31, 2013, at 2:45 PM
  • The last post by Mor. Maj. seemed to be off topic because it was just a trash talk article on Obama from a conspiracy theory web site.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Fri, May 31, 2013, at 2:50 PM
  • I am not surprised......and he had the audacity to question my allegiance......that takes gall...........opens a door to a lot of

    -- Posted by lamont on Sat, Jun 1, 2013, at 5:46 PM
  • The Republicans have the bases loaded but in the end they strikeout as always!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Mon, Jun 3, 2013, at 6:37 PM
  • YOU are right moral majority it was I apologize.

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Jun 3, 2013, at 8:05 PM
  • Moral majority don't people get tired of the conspiracy thing???? First there to dumb to be there now there so smart there messing with the whole countries minds.......give me a break.How about the right stop obstructing and help the man govern that would be the smart and right thing to do rather than looking for ways to disenfranchise.I could make and argument that the conservatives have set out to mentally disenfranchise all minorities who don't see things there way but I AM NOT ,AND IF I DID YOU WOULD PROBALLY SAY THE SAME THINGS I AM......The posing of these kinds of theory's lend themselves to people who need 15 mins of fame or something and I don't care about his PHD......IF it were real he wouldn't be talking that absolute garbage. Grasping at straws...........get over it.

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Jun 3, 2013, at 8:19 PM
  • AGAIN BE FAIR......THE IRS also turned down several liberal leaning groups for tax exempt status for the same reasons.NOW I see that it's bad to have a muslim vote for you or does that implie that you also are a terrorist just what in the heck are you trying to say????SO should I get upset that 100% of the Aryan nations and the kkk voted for MITT ROMNEY.or ARE THEY CONSIDERED GOOD AMERICANS AND CAN DO THAT.They are in most cases more subversive than the muslim organizations and what you are implying is that if you are a muslim you cant be an American.WHAT DOES A PERSONS RELIGION HAVE TO DO WITH THERE ALLEGIANCE TO COUNTRY????(THE PRESIDENT IS A CHRISTIAN)

    WE did the same crap to the japanes havnt we learned anything.I said it before and the polling bears it out people don't trust the republican party and conservatives in general,although most muslims are pretty conservative they don't trust them. You find that hard to believe,from were I sit I DONT.SO tell me what choice did a muslim American have????

    Come to find out most of the IRS findings were correct they just should not have singled out these organizations all of them.You cannot deny that most of those were political action groups and still are and that doesn't get you tax exempt status.Instead of trying to game the system how about working to make it work.COMPARED to the sheer number and kind of political action groups the conservative have a muslim group with tax exempt status doesn't bother me at all.YOU need to look in your own back yard.START with the john birch society,the American knights of the kkk. THAT JUST 2 AND THERE ARE HUNDREDS MORE.Why arnt you looking at them??????? .........HMHMHMHMH!!!!!!!!!!!

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Jun 4, 2013, at 11:06 AM
  • MORAL MAJORITY.....YOU SEEM TO HAVE A NARROW WAY OF LOOKING AT THINGS.THE col probally felt the way PUBLIC schools do and that is if I allow one religion to place posters I will have to allow all and that could create a mess, so we don't have any posters and everyone is the same.NOTHING I am sure was aimed at christens, jews or muslims NOR anyone else.At least that is what he tried to do.Would you have been upset if he tore down a muslim artwork?????? I didn't watch fox last nite so what base does COL Short command? NOT THAT IT MAKES ANY DIFFERENCE.

    Having been in COL SHORTS place I can appreciate his position. FROM a discipline point of view he did the right thing.LIKE it or not this is a diverse nation,to include it's people,religions,customs,ideas etc some seem to have a problem with that.OUR common core is our constitution not our religion this is not a THEOCRACY........THE col understands that.

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Jun 4, 2013, at 12:26 PM
  • Mor. maj. needs to remember that this country was founded on religious freedom and a separation of church and state. That means that you don't get to impose your religious relics or pictures on others in a public place or it means that everyone can post their own religious relics and pictures including atheists.

    Col Short is correct. I doubt that the Christian artwork was "torn down". It was probably just taken down and returned to its owner. No need to exaggerate Mor. maj.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Tue, Jun 4, 2013, at 1:19 PM
  • The sanctuary's ON BASE ARE USED BY ALL RELIGIONS.......ISN'T THAT AMAZING.You DONT GET IT ,DISPLAY ALL YOU WANT PARTICIPATE ALL YOU WANT WE JUST DONT MIX OUR GOVERNMENT(military)and our religion.TRUTH BE TOLD THAT INCIDENT IS NOT NEWS WORTHY......only to a select group of people.Progressive liberal agenda is that right???and the conservative agenda is what???? I would like you to tell us rather than me make and assumption.........

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Jun 4, 2013, at 2:11 PM
  • I FORGOT......I would say for fox news to get involved in a local base commanders decision someone had to call them.DOES THAT GO ALONG WITH MUSLIM MANIA OR THE LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE AGENDA??

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Jun 4, 2013, at 2:26 PM
  • Mor. maj. what you said was "celebrating diversity means tearing down Christian artwork."

    Tearing down is an exaggeration.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Tue, Jun 4, 2013, at 3:18 PM
  • MORAL MAJORITY....... WHO is degrading our nation??? Who are you referring to??? I think MR WEINSTIEN did us a disservice.When a local commander has his decisions questioned in the national media it does not make for good military discipline and that gets people killed.So I guess the objective here is to put up all the posters you want as long as they have a Christian theme and everyone else can go to the dickens.

    Our chaplain corp has chaplains from every religion there must be a reason.There was a time when being castholic was unacceptable,being jewish etc have we not learned anything.IS the only acceptable is white anglo saxon protestant are we back to that??? my dog tags read no religious preference ,why?? SIMPLE .....IF THERE IS BUT ONE GOD THEN THEY ARE ALL TALKING TO THE SAME ENTITY SO IF I NEEDED LAST RITES GRAB THE FIRST CHAPLAIN YOU GET YOU HANDS ON.that's me......and I am Christian (ALTAR BOY AND ALL).

    For your information ABRAHAM AND ISHMAEL WERE BROTHERS that is what makes this all so stupid.To include the arab Israel thing, there genetically brothers.

    WE don't need fox news in the local commanders face and the fact that they brought that to the national media says a lot about them.The military is not governed by religion,it's governed by the UCMJ.I didn't like it when on active duty you conservatives do not have the right to shove religion down my throat,that is one of those choices I wore the uniform for.UNDERMINING THE COMMANDERS serves no usefull purpose. THINK ABOUT THAT.

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Jun 4, 2013, at 4:34 PM
  • WOW......I GUESS YOU DONT THINK TO MUCH OF THE MILITARY.You don't understand or know how assignments are made.You also twisted what I said to suit what you wanted.....THE PUBLICS RIGHT TO the most over used phrase out there and in some cases the most destructive.The publics wants to know about the military they should don the uniforms and come and find out.THE MILITARY IS NOT GM AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE DIFFERENT.

    The military is not embarrassed by the commanders decision but that commander should not have to answer in the national media for a decision that affects the moral and discipline of the people assigned to them. SO now we get the person who doesn't like what the commander tells them so they call fox news.........hello!!!!

    the COMMANDER'S NOW START THINKING WILL THIS DECISION WIND UP ON THE 5 O CLOCK NEWS.That kind of thing gets people killed in the bigger picture,because now the tail is wagging the dog.That is something that most don't understand.

    For your information most o-6 and 7's and e-8 and 9's are not yes people you don't get selected for those ranks being yes people.Having to give orders is a great responsibility having to take them bears the same responsibility.I don't think you appreciate what that commanders responsibility's are and to call him a politician and and yes man was very demeaning ,but OF COURSE YOU ARE THE PUBLIC AND FREE SPEECH TRUMPS DECENCY.

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, Jun 5, 2013, at 1:11 PM
  • I know I am not the only vet in town,and how I remember my buds is my business.I have a lot of them on the wall.I WAS the 1sgt of a 105 fighter squadron 17th WWS.

    I made that rank and I was far from PC AND ANYBODY THAT KNOWS ME WOULD TELL YOU THAT.The guys I knew were not yes people but we came from a different era.I would like to believe that snco's still adhere to take care of your people first.But times change.How you feel about snco's is your business like anything else there are good ones and there are bad ones I try not to lump people in one category or the other they usually do that for themselves.For what it is worth you sound bitter. I am not hung up on the art work I am more interested in how it affected the people wearing the uniforms.The artwork should have come down and the COL did what he had to that is worth fox news beats the heck out of me.........and he did what we pay him for and that is to lead,and maintain good order and discipline..........You served you should understand that..........I refuse to get into a leadership argument with you,think what you want.

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, Jun 5, 2013, at 6:29 PM
  • At least you are "extremely proud" of the Christians in the military Moral majority. That is, the white male Christians.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, Jun 6, 2013, at 5:58 PM
  • Me implying that your belief system is very narrow is not racist. You've made it clear what those beliefs are and not all races, genders, or religions seem to be included in your warm thoughts.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, Jun 6, 2013, at 9:15 PM
  • -- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, Jun 7, 2013, at 11:34 AM
  • It looks to me like the IRS is having some problems and they aren't getting a pass on targeting however, they were targeting political groups, who should not be asking for tax exempt status, including some liberal groups.

    The IRS also went wrong in 1959 when it changed the meaning of a law that said "exclusively" to "primarily". The IRS doesn't get to make laws and just needs to use the original law.

    No group, involved in supporting or bashing political candidates, should be asking for tax exempt status.

    Is that a lack of a "moral compass", a sign that the country is being "hijacked", or any of the other incendiary comments that you made moral majority? No.

    Also, too bad Issa is failing in his attempts to connect what the IRS did with Obama. That's good for the Democrats though so Moral majority and Issa, please carry on.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Fri, Jun 7, 2013, at 11:58 AM
  • What my link shows is a lot more information than your link did. It shows that it was formed in 2005 (under who's leadership?)

    In January 2008 the United States agreed to enter into talks with the P4 members regarding liberalisation of trade in financial services. Then, on 22 September 2008, US Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab announced that the United States would begin negotiations with the P4 countries to join the TPP, with the first round of talks scheduled for early 2009. (who was President?)

    After the inauguration of Barack Obama in January 2009, the anticipated March 2009 negotiations were postponed. However, in his first trip to Asia in November 2009, president Obama reaffirmed the United States' commitment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and on 14 December 2009, new United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk notified Congress that president Obama planned to enter TPP negotiations "with the objective of shaping a high-standard, broad-based regional pact".

    In the United States, the majority of free trade agreements are implemented as congressional-executive agreements. Unlike treaties, congressional-executive agreements require a majority of the House and Senate to pass. Under "Trade Promotion Authority" (TPA), established by the Trade Act of 1974, Fast track (trade) Congress authorizes the President to negotiate "free trade agreements... if they are approved by both houses in a bill enacted into public law and other statutory conditions are met." In early 2012, the Obama administration indicated that a requirement for the conclusion of TPP negotiations is the renewal of "fast track" Trade Promotion Authority. If "fast track" is renewed, then the normal treaty ratification and implementation procedure would be bypassed, and the United States Congress would instead be required to introduce and vote on an administration-authored bill for implementing the TPP with minimal debate and no amendments, with the entire process taking no more than 90 days.

    On 23 May 2012, United States Senator Ron Wyden introduced S. 3225, proposed legislation that would require the Office of the United States Trade Representative to disclose its TPP documents to all members of Congress. Wyden said the bill clarifies the intent of the 2002 legislation which was supposed to increase Congressional access to information about USTR activity, but which, according to Wyden, is being incorrectly interpreted by the USTR as justification to excessively limit such access. Wyden asserted:

    Every thing here I wrote is in the link I provided.

    There is always and will be always controversy between Dems and the Repubs. That's politics for you!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, Jun 7, 2013, at 12:45 PM
  • I am going to be a butt here........does anyone know how many uncles ,aunts,brothers ,sister the president is sopposed to have???????? aND HOW MANY TIMES DID THEY GO TO THE BATHROOM YESTERDAY???? Can someone please inform some people that every time they post doesn't have to be and acqussation directed at the president.Your right history nerd it does show a racial attitude....JUST IN CASE SOMEONE HASNT MENTIONED IT ......AND I don't know why not, cong. ISSA'S BACKGROUND IS NOT WHAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED CLEAN....IN OTHER CIRCLES BUT ALAS........HE'S A WASP THAT MAKES IT OK TO SOME.........HELLO !!!!!!! IV GOT A STORAGE SHED THAT NEEDS TO GO........WONDER IF I COULD CALL HIM???????????

    -- Posted by lamont on Fri, Jun 7, 2013, at 1:22 PM
  • So I gather that you are implying that Ishmael's side of the family isn't as good as Isaac's? You should tell your employer's HR department that you need some diversity training really bad.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Fri, Jun 7, 2013, at 3:27 PM
  • OH boy does this become clearer each hit the nail on the head history -nerd......In this day and age......but things have changed I am told............hell0!!!!!!I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN LEFT ALONE.

    -- Posted by lamont on Fri, Jun 7, 2013, at 3:57 PM
  • I am going to say this ...... your not correcting anything.YOU seem to be hung up on the who was married I AM NOT a brother is a brother to me and obviously to history nerd also.MY point is brothers arguing is stupid in most cases........wether there parents were married or not.........I don't need qualifiers when it comes to human beings...obviously some people do......what does that say.??????

    -- Posted by lamont on Sat, Jun 8, 2013, at 9:36 AM

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Jun 10, 2013, at 1:11 PM
  • I don't think anyone here is saying there weren't abuses.......However how this was done has been sanctioned by the congress and senate for years.

    The way I understand the software is it mines transmissions for key words ,if those words dont show up it just bypasses that transmission and that is it in a simple way.I don't understand all the garbage because your bank knows more about you than the government,they wont tell you that but they do.Personally I could care less if it stops just one major terrorist attack it is worth it,be it here or abroad.

    The problem is what we do with the information if and when we get it.Sometimes you can get to much info to fast which has been a recipe for disaster in the past............these are my thoughts only.

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Jun 10, 2013, at 1:58 PM
  • Your bank has the capability of knowing a tremendous amount about you. One time I wrote a computer program to merge raw data from three different credit reporting agencies into one report that provided a score to determine whether you could get a car loan.

    When you are hired at some companies they run a credit report to make sure that you don't have a criminal record. Some companies even run this after you're hired just as a regular check.

    When I went into military service, I was investigated by the FBI. When I got a passport, I was checked out again.

    When you were born you had to have a birth certificate telling something about you. When you entered school the school got some information. When they tested you they found out how smart or dumb you were.

    You lost your right to privacy before you were even born Moral majority. Get over yourself.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Mon, Jun 10, 2013, at 4:08 PM
  • Anybody that wants to can take a look at Obama's birth certificate. His school records are just as accessible as yours. Maybe you should start thinking rationally instead of focusing on being a tried and true Obama hater, Moral majority.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Tue, Jun 11, 2013, at 1:50 PM
  • debunks the often repeated lie that Obama hasn't produced his birth certificate and wasn't born in the United States.

    For that matter let's see if any president has been asked for his school records and we all know that you are talking about grade school as another point in your "birther" conspiracy theory.

    You're just spewing Obama hate and conspiracy theories with nothing but disreputable web sites and blogs to back you up.

    Guess what? John Quincy Adams was educated in Europe, including Russia. OOOOOH, I wonder what he was up to?

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Tue, Jun 11, 2013, at 3:55 PM
  • Thankyou moral majority......IT does get real old.They forged the birth certificate,the newspaper realease, hospital records,school records,he had a double be the editor of the law review. tHE PROBLEM IS THE FOLKS WHO DONT WANT TO BELIEVE THAT BLACKS ARE LEGITAMATE OR CAPABLE.sO THEREFORE WE HAVE TO BE ILLEGITAMATE,AFFERIMATIVE ACTION PUSH AHEADS,CHEATERS,LYERS ,THIEFS AND A HOST OF OTHER THING THAT ATTEMPT TO DISENFRACHISE US FROM LEGITAMATE CITZENSHIP.

    There was and attempt to subjugate us it didn't work,they tried to kill us it didn't work,so now if we can destroy this symbol of success we will have struck a deep blow and show that they are not capable,therefore aspirations will be destroyed.

    NEWS wont work......nice try.So it is important for some to hate it justify's there attitudes..........he's no more a communist than WE are but SOME cant believe that because if they do they have to admit they are wrong about BLACKS.........CANT DO THAT CAN WE???????????

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Jun 11, 2013, at 6:15 PM
  • Well said Lamont. That is what it is really all about.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Tue, Jun 11, 2013, at 11:34 PM
  • Going as far back as President Kennedy I don't ever remember anyone ever questioning a President about his Birth Certificate, or his school records until President Obama stepped into office. What about the rest of you? DO you remember that happening before Obama?

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Wed, Jun 12, 2013, at 12:00 AM

    Well I am going to say this and I really don't care who gets mad.......there were and are people in this country who have tried and are trying to insure that blacks remain enslaved due to lack of education and therefore the financial means to move a society forward and into the mainstream.IT is ok for us to move forward as long as we are not in charge and there arn't to many.I FACED it in the military and I faced it out here in business.The horror story and things that happened to BOB MONTGOMERY WHEN HE OWNED MTN HOME FORD WERE SHAMEFULL.But for some it was ok because how dare him own the largest car dealership in town......he must be a drug dealer from back east. hello.!!!!!!!! No he wasn't......he was a COLUMBIA grad who served his country in the JAG corp.He was offered this dealer ship and took it as a stepping stone to further success.Some of us here made sure he didnt feel welcome believe me.

    YOU JUST DONT GET IT.......HOW MANY WITNESS DO YOU NEED TO A BIRTH HOW MANY PIECES OF PAPER FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES THAT UNDER ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE AND UNQUESTIONED.THE continuation of the question says no matter what is shown it will not be acceptable to some and your one of those people and for me it demonstrates and attitude one that hides behind IT'S ABOUT BEING AND AMERICAN.....,ANY EXSCUSE WILL DO.

    it IS JUST LIKE YOUR ATTITUDE ABOUT 0-6 AND 07,E-8 AND E-9 SET IN STONE BASED ON SOME BAD ESPERIENCE WITH SOMEONE,AND THE BAD MOUTHING OF know what I didn't don't even have to meet you I know what you think of me have been telling me in the bad I am BLACK and I AM PROUD AND FOR ALL HIS FAILINGS I AM PROUD OF THE PRESIDENT FOR TWO REASONS 1 HE IS THE PRESIDENT AND 2 HE IS BLACK...... HE has put up with more garbage than any president in history and you know what he is succeeding.

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, Jun 12, 2013, at 11:51 AM
  • Do you really believe Obama has pulled the wool over the Republicans eyes including the DIA the CIA the Secret Service, the department of defense, John McCain, Boehner, Mitch Mcconnell and everyone who is an American citizen? If he did that means he is smarter then all of us!

    As far as your link goes, it's an opinion piece wrote by someone who will only sign his first name. Where does he get all those facts and how do we know the guy who leaked the info is actually telling the truth? Do you believe everything that's put out by the media?

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Wed, Jun 12, 2013, at 1:28 PM
  • GET IT STRAIGHT.....MORAL MAJORITY........everything that has happened to me has been a challenge which I HAVE overcome I don't have to get over what is real and you dont get over what is still happening.Plus the fact the slavery to me is but a reference point for what goes on today and for those people who understand what is happening it is also. Other than that and starting us out behind the power curve it's relevance diminishes daily.You nor anyone else has ever heard me say or expound that anyone owes me anything so take that and shove it.I have said get out of my way i'll get it myself.And I have never intimated that the US owes me anything THAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE ABOUT BLACKS.....I am American born and raised do you want to see my birth certificate??? I was not drafted I VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE MY COUNTRY AND ALL I EVER ASKED IN RETURN WAS THE RESPECT FOR MY CONTRIBUTIONS AS YOU ARE RESPECTED FOR YOURS.I have people in my family who served during WW11 who served under horrendous conditions, several are Tuskegee airman several served in leyte why are they just now being acknowledge??? ....WE have a black WW11 vet who served at a very significant place during that war,he doesnt brag he quitley lives but when our news paper talked about those vets they left him out and I HAD TO GO AND ASK WHY, I SHOULD NOT HAVE HAD TO DO THAT. I can tell you why but you already know why,owe me NO, WE DO OWE THEM. THEY SERVED WITHOUT COMPLAINT FOR A COUNTRY THEY LOVED WHO DOESNT KNOW HOW TO THIS DAY TO LOVE THEM BACK.That makes me angry......and you will never understand think you know something about black history and why we feel the way we do know nothing, if you did you wouldn't talk the trash you do........So know go pick out all the negatives you can and post them I will exspect nothing less I'LL BE WAITING.........AND JUST SO YOU WILL KNOW LIKE SO MANY YOU WILL NEVER PUT ME IN MY PLACE.........

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, Jun 12, 2013, at 3:06 PM
  • I think the things that you are being accused of Moral majority are these.

    1. Posting falsehoods found from right wing conspiracy web sites

    2. Hating the president of the United for an unknown reason that appears to be racially motivated

    3. Being suspicious of anyone perceived to be in power over you.

    I could mention a few other things but others will get the point. You probably won't.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Wed, Jun 12, 2013, at 3:37 PM
  • NOBODY IS HOLDING you responsible for anything I think I made that clear.I am holding people responsible for what is happening today, to include the minority's who are using destructive way's to express themselves.

    I have personally called the id statesman and other media about the portral of minorities.there answer was they don't get a lot of complaints ........I WONDER WHY?? I told them I WAS COMPLAINING AND WOULD BE GLAD TO HAVE SOME MORE FOLKS DO THE SAME so I CALLED A STATE SENATOR FRIEND AND SHE CALLED THEN SOMETHING CHANGED .point......I shouldn't have had to do that.YOUR right as far as i'm concerned about the media and the internet, I consider them both our worst enemy at times and our best friend.I WOULD SUGGEST YOU GET TO KNOW REAL BLACK PEOPLE LIKE SOME IN OUR COMMUNITY RIGHT HERE.BEAR in mind that NOBODY LIKES REPORTING ABOUT NEGATIVES OF THERE you don't hear about poor white communities do you? somebody would think there are none. I can take you to some and not in appellachia but boston n.y Detroit etc.....but the news papers which we don't own and have no say in report what they want don't they???MAYBE YOU SHOULD READ AND EBONY OR A JET AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO SAY.(WE OWN THOSE)I DONT KNOW ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL EXSPERIENCE but I would question who you would be referring to because the blacks here don't live any different than the whites we just have a harder time doing it but we do it.ME personally I am respectfull to everyone until you disrespect me then I AM ON MY HORSE.I WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU DID SO THERE IS NO MISINTERPRITATION.

    Back to the media maybe if you questioned, is that all there is to say it might change a lot faster.BEING I am the one being misportrayed they think I am just A WHINER.IF you can express the fault of the media then you understand, you just care to act as though you don't..........WHY???????

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, Jun 12, 2013, at 5:55 PM
  • Please read this weeks letter to the editor by

    -- Walter F. Bilenski III, U.S. Air Force retired

    Thank you Mr Walter F. Bilenski III

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 10:22 AM
  • Yeah they shouldn't of been tracking Jane Fonda or her activist husband. She was no threat to our National Security.

    Think of the many criminals they did track and catch

    The FBI had an watchful eye on them.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 12:55 PM

    When you state justice is not arbitrary,I think you should rethink that one. IF YOU HAVE NEVER HAD TO FACE THE JUSTICE SYSTEM YOU WOULD THINK THAT.

    YOU don't like looking reality in the face it is much easier to have a set of beliefs and reality be darn.I guess the real world is good enough for the rest of us and your ethenocentric attitude serves you well for the time being it will not always.But I am sure you will find a reason to blame someone else for a failing because it couldn't be you. And the way you see things is the only way to see them,well good luck with that.......

    Was a great letter MS M read it yesterday.

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 1:55 PM
  • That was a great letter.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 2:55 PM
  • Moral majority, communism is an economic system. You are using it, incorrectly, to define everything that you don't like. I'll bet you think that Jack the Ripper was a communist.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 4:31 PM
  • There are lot of intelligent people commenting on and writing the blogs that tell the truth and make valid arguments for their point of view.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Fri, Jun 14, 2013, at 9:23 AM
  • Here's a copy & paste job taken from Kelly's blog this week

    Increasingly, the Idaho GOP leadership seems determined to limit your choices at the ballot box because they're afraid the "wrong" person might get elected. The move to repeal direct election of senators, for example, was because that leadership detests Sen. Mike Crapo, a popular moderate Republican who is rising into the ranks of the power elite in Washington, D.C. There are members of the GOP leadership in Idaho who believe that since the voters keep electing Crapo, the only way to get rid of him is to take that power away from the voters.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, Jun 14, 2013, at 4:51 PM
  • I guess..... moral majority that if you didn't agree we would be surprised.To be fair you should name some things that your great republicans have done,or should be held accountable for.I FOR ONE DO NOT HAVE TIME TO PLAY TIT FOR TAT WITH YOU OR GOING INTO THE DYNAMICS OF THE POLITICS OF A GIVEN CITY OR STATE.

    Everything that you have written applies to both parties equally when you live in a glass house you should not cast stones.Again you have set yourself apart and are trying to tell some of us you are better than we are.........we are not buying it.......if this type of thing makes you feel good .good for you .The faults of both are well documented to bad you can only see out of one side of your mind........The last sentence of your post is the biggest joke I have seen in a long have a great day

    -- Posted by lamont on Fri, Jun 14, 2013, at 6:31 PM
  • The same thing is happening in Virginia, MsMarylin. They decided to not have a primary for the Republican candidates but instead had a convention where they picked their candidates. These candidates are bound to alienate even more people from the Republican party. It's kind of like they have gotten so extreme that they don't know what's good for them.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Fri, Jun 14, 2013, at 7:17 PM
  • LET me mention this are we aware that the Idaho legislature flirted with the idea of the legislature picking our state senators instead of the voters.With a convention picking candidates the question is who's incharge?????? certainly not the voter.SO the question then becomes who wants the dictatorship.Every state that has a republican legislature has lost citizen rights with the most egregious being MICHIGAN.

    Before some start trying to tell others how un American they are they need to evaluate there own back yard FIRST.THEY WONT DO THAT THOUGH BECAUSE AS LONG AS THEY FEEL IT WONT AFFECT THEM ALL IS WELL.ME TODAY YOU TOMORROW......REMEMBER THAT.

    -- Posted by lamont on Fri, Jun 14, 2013, at 10:44 PM
  • WELL WELL.........I looks like people are payimg attention.based on the articles in the statesman some are not happy with the legislature intent to take rights from the voters and a lot of these are gop conservatives.

    I WOULD SAY SOME PEOPLE HERE DONT CARE IF THERE IS A DICTATORSHIP AS LONG AS THE GOP IS DOING THE DICTATING. SO the question then becomes who is trying to circumvent the law and or rewrite them.Goes to the thought that only the gop knows how to govern......say's who.???????They obviously know how to obstruct governess but they have shown little on how to govern.In the mean time you and I KEEP PLUGGING ALONG while they continue to get paid for a 3 day week........isn't there something wrong with this picture when they cant even work a good three days????????

    -- Posted by lamont on Sat, Jun 15, 2013, at 6:44 PM
  • I heard someone say that the Republican party seems to have been taken over by a small extreme right group (tea party, etc.) that is bringing the party down.

    Tactics like that may get them short term goals but tend to anger the voters. In my family some people that always vote Republican in presidential elections voted Democratic in the last election. It was the extreme right that was concerning them.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Sat, Jun 15, 2013, at 7:39 PM
  • There are not many republicans in my inner circle however those that are there are voicing the same concerns you mentioned.Yes the country is center right but not to the extreme some want to take us and certainly not to the point that the voting public loose there say.I don't think the the dems know what is best for me anymore than I think the repubs do.I would be willing to bet most of the country feels the same way.The exstreme right knows what it has attempted to do to the country

    for them it seems to be ok to do to others there afraid what will happen if it is done to them.They say we don't want government health care but women should have and ultra sound when we say so ,we don't care what the doctor thinks.Talk about talking out of both sides of your mouth.Minorities should pull themselves up by there boot strapes but we are not going to sell them any boots and if we do there wont be any strapes on them. If it wasn't so pathetic it would be notice history -nerd no comment on the attempt to take our rights.

    -- Posted by lamont on Sat, Jun 15, 2013, at 9:24 PM
  • I think we are tired of responding to tea party lies. Pick one lie and I'll refute it but I'm not going to waste my time with 10 lies.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Mon, Jun 17, 2013, at 10:54 AM
  • THANKYOU.....HISTORY NERD......I am absolutely tired of the tea party.They can say what they want but as a minority the give me no confidence in my freedoms.WHEN they talk about people on the left they need to look at there own ex;ALLAN WEST LTC RET WHO DISOBEYED ORDERS AND WAS FORCED TO RETIRE.SARAH PALIN EX GOV WHO QUIT BEFORE FINISHING WHAT SHE TOOK AND OATH TO COMPLETE,Others come to mind but it is not something I AM GOING TO GET INTO EITHER.

    tHE CUT AND PASTE ....WHO WAS THAT SOPPOSED TO REPRESENT?????? CERTAINLY NOT THE RIGHT,IT most have been some ideal they are aiming for because it doesn't represent what they do contrary to WHAT some believe.LIKE I said before it must be nice to see the world threw tinted glasses that allows you to attempt to put everyone in there place.So who wants to dictate?????? AND TELL US WHAT WE SHOULD DO????? WERE OK AS LONG AS WE DO IT YOUR WAY,OR AS LONG AS YOU APPROVE.Who made the tea party boss????? OR am I not allowed to ask?????

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Jun 17, 2013, at 12:19 PM
  • HERE is what you can figure....... most of us have been on this blog awhile,We don't want to go thru the garbage again because you don't post what you posted and want to hear a rebuttal with and open mind so we don't care to try it again.........because the feeling is that you feel that you are never wrong.FACTS MEAN NOTHING TO YOU AND SO WHY BOTHER.a GOOD EX; IS THE LIE BEING TOLD IN PENN RIGHT NOW,BUT IT SUITS THE RIGHTS PURPOSE.That is the kinda thing we talk about that you want to ignore or at best wont admit it is happening.

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Jun 17, 2013, at 5:38 PM
  • Mitch McConnell has been using the IRS thing as fodder for his political campaign. The Washington Post gave him "three pinocchios" for lying in his ad. I have absolutely no respect for him.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Tue, Jun 18, 2013, at 5:19 PM
  • OH NO THE GOP DOESNT LIE.........ONLY THE DEMS DO........HA !!!!!!!!!!!!

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Jun 18, 2013, at 6:18 PM
  • Are you suffering Moral majority? I'm not.

    What you don't seem to understand is that giving citizenship to illegal aliens brings a tremendous amount of taxed money into the U.S. economy so that maybe we can afford retirement for our baby boomers that have paid into social security for years.

    What you don't seem to understand is that we will get more educated immigrants from other countries because of lightening up on immigration. That improves our technology and economy.

    What you don't seem to understand is that illegal immigrants will now have to have insurance as a result of Obamacare so that the U.S. economy doesn't have to absorb the costs of their medical care.

    If it wasn't for immigrants, Moral majority you wouldn't be here because I can tell from your prejudices that you aren't American Indian.

    Maybe your ancestors, like mine, came here legally but that was because, in my case, there WAS NOTHING ILLEGAL ABOUT COMING HERE until 1882 when Congress passed the "Chinese Exclusion Act".

    Did you notice that we have a history of trying to keep out certain races? We didn't want the Chinese, and then we didn't want the Japanese, and now we don't want the Mexicans but we don't complain about the Canadian illegal immigrants and we are building no wall between us and Canada as far as I can see. Hmmmmm! What is the pattern here?

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Wed, Jun 19, 2013, at 7:09 PM
  • And most of our terrorist who come here come through Canada.I have had this argument with so many people.WE HAVE TELEPHONES ON THE NORTHEN BORDER AND YOU CAN CALL IN ON SCOUTS HONOR.....( smile).....IT'S ALL ABOUT POWER THAT MIGHT BE LOST.

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, Jun 19, 2013, at 7:47 PM
  • I DONT THINK THAT IS WHAT MUELLUER IS SAYING AT ALL,BUT THAT'S ME.I think they mine the info for key words and phrases and probally have a list of people they do more than mine.Now if that survelliance stops terrorist attacks or are a major aid to doing so I don't have a big problem with it.The time required to get the system to respond to a supena is not a snap of your fingers it is a beauracy just like any other so I get it, but I do question if you make no attempt..For some of us everything the GOVERNMENT DOES IS WRONG I DONT BELIEVE THAT.WE have been using drones in the states for years ask law enforcement ,we want to be safe but we don't want to put forth the effort to be safe it doesn't happen because we wish it.How many more secrets are we going to divulge that degrades our intelligence efforts and ultimately puts our human intelligence people at risk. We are truly amazing in how we consider what we do or don't do.

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, Jun 20, 2013, at 12:15 PM
  • MORAL majority are just throwing out stuff to throw it out?????? How did we get from talking about survallence to sharia law,judeo christen principLles,POLITICAL CORRECTNESS etc.

    Escaped from??? are you under the misguided impression that we are the only free country in the world?? I would say that you need to get some things straight,we are all immergrents in one form or another.MY guess is that you would start shooting people you don't think should be here after all you feel that your ethenicity allows you that priviledge to decide who is deserving and who's not.

    I don't know what you are so mad about but you need to think about what your saying, because when it becomes action and it will, somebody is going to get hurt.When you invoke judeo christen principals you need to consider our history and the history of the world,we are no better than any other religion,to include our sins you need to stop......Don't be telling anyone to get the... H.. OUT.yOU HAVE NO MORE CLAIM THAN THE REST OF US IMMERGRANTS.....TO INCLUDE ALL OUR FAMILY'S. UNLESS YOU ARE A NATIVE AMERICAN?????? and I don't think they think to highly of your judeo christen principals which we didn't live up to...........but i'm sue that's ok with you.

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, Jun 20, 2013, at 3:55 PM
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    Hi lamont. Hope you're doing well.

    Good points.

    Never figured out where the 3/5 principle appears in the founders book o' principles.

    -- Posted by Dave Thompson on Thu, Jun 20, 2013, at 4:12 PM
  • Moral majority, the United States was not founded on Judeo Christian principles. It was founded with the idea of freedom of religion and separation of Church and State. I think you've been told that about 20 times now.

    An Islamic citizen of the United can also say this is his country. You need to learn to be tolerant of people that don't look and act like you.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Thu, Jun 20, 2013, at 4:23 PM

    Well everthing else I needed to say you guys took care of, so I'm going to say no more right now .........later

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, Jun 20, 2013, at 6:24 PM
  • It looks like the IRS "scandal" is about to fizzle out of existence.

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Tue, Jun 25, 2013, at 9:58 AM
  • YES because ISSA cant lay it at the presidents feet.And that is the only thing that person wants.He will attempt to find something else give him 24 hrs.They don't get it, the more they continue this absurd path the more ****** the American public gets with them.They need to get to what they said they were going to do it's called jobs...........maybe we can help them out by firing a bunch of them next year.I hope so.

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Jun 25, 2013, at 2:10 PM
  • Now Issa has back tracked and I'm just not seeing anything on the news about that IRS "scandal". It turns out that the IRS was targeting other political organizations too, liberal organizations.

    -- Posted by Sam_1776 on Tue, Jul 9, 2013, at 7:28 PM
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