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“"festivus lentel"”

Since: Feb 13

Eastern Oregon

#853841 Feb 4, 2013
Well, I guess there's no harm in telling you carol, but, no, I don't have a BA. I didn''t even graduate from high school. The reason for that at the time was because my high school chose me for an experimental program over at the local community college (personally I think they just wanted to get rid of me.) Anyways, midway though my junior year of high school I started over at the college and a month later I was a full time student and the freshman class president. I'm like you, carol, I hate talking about this stuff but, you did inquire and I guess since I've got your CV you should have mine.

I had a busy schedule as a speaker for staged debates hosted by the League of Women Voters. I guess they picked me because I was the only high school freshman to be elected as head of the Debate team and, with the help of my teammates of course, won the Massachusetts State Debating Championship held at U Mass every year. I had the distinction of achieving the only perfect score in the contest's history but I'm not sure if that record still stands?

When I emerged from community college a year and a half later I had an associate's degree in theatre of all things. The Theater Dept at U Mass would come to my little school to study my lights and sets and the director of my school's program arranged for me to attend Carnegie Mellon's Theater school in the fall. I visited the school and was unimpressed. Plus I had my own design business in Massachusetts at that time and a stunningly beautiful girlfriend, Amy, whom I adored, so I declined the offer.

In the meantime my high school biology teacher - an Harvard alumnus - informed me that he was allowed to recommend one student for a full scholarship every year and he was offering it to me. The reason he was doing so was because he knew I taught animal biology at the Berkshire Museum after school and on Saturdays to other children and had become somewhat of an adolescent celebrity as a result. But I turned him down gracefully as well.

I applied and was accepted at The Cooper Union - a full scholarship only school at that time - as an Art major. What I really liked to do was to paint naked women, alternately, to slather us both with paint. I did one year there and was hired by the Honorable Desmond Guinness to design and remodel a house he'd purchased in Ireland. This house: http://www.castletownhouse.ie/

I was a little out of my depth to be honest, I was after all, 18 years old, but I forged ahead anyway and managed to not entirely embarrass myself, though it was a close thing. My portion of that project took over a year.

During that year I married for some reason and joined two fox hunts : the Kildares and the Naas Harriers. High times all round, eh what? But, in your fashion dear you nailed it, I wasn't in school where I should have been by rights. But then I got this job, it's for sale still I think, but too much for me despite the economy over there. http://medievalnews.blogspot.com/2010/03/cast...
I spent a year designing and building the Health Club facilities and about six months on the Pub in the basement. This was handy for me since my wife and I lived across the street.

I spent another two years there, I won't bore you with the details, but after four years of working in Europe for various Lords, Ladies, Bishops, Generals, and Barons, I considered myself pretty well spoken and quite highly skilled, carol. I may have overestimated my skills somewhat, who knows? In any event by the time you "graduated" from whatever mid-western school that was you mentioned - with honors I'm told... oh, dear, I do run on...
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#853842 Feb 4, 2013
THIS IS THE SYSTEM DEMOCRATS SET UP FOR BLACK PEOPLE MIDDLE FINGER LILY LIBS AND 3/5 DEMOCRATS There are now more African-American men in prison, on probation or on parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began, according to Law Professor Michelle Alexander in the book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#853843 Feb 4, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I had said that. But, I'm not someone you intended to reference.
Obama was so in touch with the operation to invade an allied country and kill bin Laden, he thought he'd be playing golf all goddam day that day. That's how much he was in touch with everything.
About 40 minutes before the SEAL team landed, it was leaked to Vallerie Jarrett that the operation was happening. She immediately issued an abort order with presidential authority (which Panetta ignored) and summoned Obama from the golf course. Obama didn't go to the operations center. He went straight to Vallerie Jarrett's office, which is immediately adjacent to the Oval Office.
That is the "longest 40 minutes" Obama references when he mentioned it. He didn't even have a clue the mission was going to happen.
You can bet that really pissed Vallerie Jarrett off. You can bet she would make sure there would not be another issue like that.
After that, Vallerie Jarrett had to make amends to the terrorists....
On the very next "secret" mission of SEAL Team Six, the helicopter was descending to the "secret" disembarkation point right into the sights of a lone Taliban waiting for them with a rocket launcher.
Still lying.

Obama approved the plan & was in the "room" when it went down.

No one sot down any helicopters during the rad.

Look.

I now you freakin right whiners are embarrassed that your hero George W Bush didn't get Bin Laden. After all, Bush had declared him irrelevant & abandoned the search to make up a war about oil.

So now you have to make up stuff. Pathetic
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853844 Feb 4, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Valerie Plame was outed by Robert Novak.
If the Democrats want a head for that, it's obvious Robert Novak outed Valerie Plame.
Valerie Plame was "outed" by Richard Armitage, who assumed that her employment at CIA was common knowledge.

Robert Novak was just a reporter doing his job.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#853845 Feb 4, 2013
Runaway Slave’ Documentarian: Liberals Using Same Tactics as Former Slaveowners on Black Conservatives
Reverend C.L. Bryant and Deneen Borelli, the documentarians behind the controversial new documentary about black conservatism,“Runaway Slave,” to his show tonight. The discussion hinged mostly on the controversy surrounding the documentary, and the hypocrisy on the part of liberal organizations like the NAACP, who refused to defend black conservatives like Bryant and Borelli,I am the great-grandson of former slaves. Now, they were trapped in a system. Many of them had the courage to run away from that and gain freedom,” said Bryant.“They would come back to the plantation and tell those who were still enslaved,‘you can be free.’ But what would happen then is the same thing that’s happening now with Al Sharpton, as Deneen mentioned, and Jesse Jackson, once they realized that you’re there telling them something different from what the system is dictating, then they have to make a public example of you. And that’s what they try to do with Deneen and I by publicly calling us out and calling us names.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#853846 Feb 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
So, exactly what "race" do you think Ahmadinejad belongs to?
you're asking me? i'm not in the Tea Party.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853847 Feb 4, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>No I didn't miss the followup dummy, I simply dismissed it just as I dismiss all your other bullshyte. Frankly you weren't all that hot on your Eastern PA knowledge either and had no fkn clue about your Texas proxy which disappeared when you switched to CA.
Let's review K? You were blowing smoke about doctors refusing to see MediCare patients and how hospitals would be closing due to the ACA and I called your dumbazz out.
Then per usual you tried to cover your lies with more lies.
Temecula, a city of about 100,000, does not have a hospital. The first hospital in the city is scheduled to open this summer. The second proposed facility is just talk at this moment. This makes Temecula somewhat of an exception.

Doctors continue to see existing patients who go on Medicare, but many refuse to accept new Medicare patients, or else limit the number of new Medicare patients.

Of course, things may be different in Florida, a dumping ground for old people.
Pooballs

Brooklyn, NY

#853849 Feb 4, 2013
I heard Al Sharpton was running for president in 2016. That going to be hilarious. I had a dream of biscuits and gravies.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#853850 Feb 4, 2013
The Problem Isn’t Just McCain’s Racist Tweet, but Conservatives Defending Racism

The John McCain dustup this morning over his tweet comparing Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey has revealed the thinking behind conservative values. A Michigan Republican congressman accused McCain of being a racist, and then a conservative stepped into the fray to explain that it’s okay to be a racist/hater when making jokes about someone who is an “anti-semite”, which is the same argument six year olds use to excuse their bad behavior.

John McCain tweeted,“So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn’t he just there last week?” In this tweet, he linked to a story about Iran launching a monkey into space. After some backlash, McCain pulled out his “I was just joking, lighten up” card, which is crumbling from over-use but this is John McCain.

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) tweeted,“Maybe you should wisen (sic) up & not make racist jokes.“@SenJohnMcCain: Re: Iran space tweet – lighten up folks, can’t everyone take a joke?”

It’s true that John McCain can’t get out of the locker room long enough to realize how inappropriate he can be. McCain is known for making tasteless “jokes” while taking great umbrage at things he imagines others did or said.

George W. Bush supporter John Podhoretz, also a columnist for the New York Post and a speechwriter for former President Ronald Reagan as well as former President George H.W. Bush, stepped into the fray in order to defend McCain by explaining that it’s okay to be a racist against an anti-semite,“How dare McCain say something demeaning & disparaging abt the foremost anti-Semite on the planet.” He added,“So…it’s defend-the-Jew-hater-from-the- war-hero day.”

Podhoretz isn’t the most rational guy in the world, but then what do you expect from someone who called W “the first great leader of the 21st century”. He has defined anti-semitism as Pat Buchannan calling Israel’s military action “Un-Christian”(talk about a war between reactionaries).“You want to know what anti-Semitism is? When Pat Buchanan calls Israel’s military action ‘un-Christian’, that’s anti-Semitism.” So those are his standards for what he sees as “his side”.

What is really telling is how Podhoretz justified McCain’s “joke”. It’s hard to stand tall against anti-semitism while concurrently justifying racism. Some people don’t seem to get this, but racism is the same mechanism as anti-semitism and it’s used for the same purposes. In other words, children, if you don’t want it done to you, don’t do it to others. Calling someone a “Jew-hater” does not excuse you from upholding your own value system, provided you have one.

And there it is. Republicans don’t seem to have a set of values, but rather cherry picked causes of resentment. According to them, it’s not okay to use some people’s heritage against them, but Republicans have made a party out of using other people’s heritage against them. That means that they don’t have a value or a certain level of behavior to which they don’t permit their leaders to stoop publicly. A value is something you apply to yourself as well as others, even when it’s not easy.

Imagine if a Democrat tweeted what McCain tweeted, but insert a different target. Insert a Republican cause. The wounded cries of self-pity would be echoing off the Hill for years to come. Instead, we have conservatives petulantly justifying McCain’s tweet because the other guy started it. It’s okay to be a racist if the other guy hates someone you don’t hate.

http://www.politicususa.com/conservative-defe...

The interesting nugget born of this scuffle is the thinking behind conservatives’ reactionary, immature and ever moving principles. Podhoretz just defended racism because he hates the other guy for hating more. And these are the people who criticize Obama’s foreign policy. Talk about leading from behind.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#853851 Feb 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Still lying.
Obama approved the plan & was in the "room" when it went down.
No one sot down any helicopters during the rad.
Look.
I now you freakin right whiners are embarrassed that your hero George W Bush didn't get Bin Laden. After all, Bush had declared him irrelevant & abandoned the search to make up a war about oil.
So now you have to make up stuff. Pathetic
yeah... right. And, on the day he got the word that the mission was a go, he decided to play golf all goddam day that day.
You can't be serious. Let's ignore all the facts about the decisions that have to be made if something happens and the president has to line up all his allies, requiring constant communication and embassy interface and status updates for days right up to recovering the SEAL team. Let's just talk about all the contingencies that have to be decided, like technical problems that an abort will be considered, which requires a real-time presidential decision, or new intelligence comes in that changes the diplomatic situation, which requires a real-tiem presidential decision, or a hundred other hypothetical cases that would cause the president to re-evaluate the risk and/or practicality of the mission.
Yeah. Like a president who even knows the mission is going to happen will plan on playing golf all goddam day that day.
Get real.

By the way, you never told us which photo of Obama photoshopped in the command center you liked best.
Did you like the first photo the White House released with Obama to the right of the display coordinator and seemingly studying the display seriously, like everyone else in the room?
Or, did you like the second photo the White House released with Obama to the right of the display coordinator and grinning at the camera like a high school prankster?
Or, did you like the third photo the White House released with Obama to the left of the display coordinator, and Joe Biden magically appears in the photo?

Don't you like the way they moved Obama around in the photo, and every other person in the photos has the exact same position and expression?

Get real, dufus.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#853853 Feb 4, 2013
John McCain Called ‘Racist’ After Cracking Ahmadinejad ‘Monkey’ Joke:‘This Is What Passes for a Serious GOP U.S. Senator These Days’

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/04/jo...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853854 Feb 4, 2013
Pooballs wrote:
I heard Al Sharpton was running for president in 2016. That going to be hilarious. I had a dream of biscuits and gravies.
If there are no other black candidates, Sharpton will get 95% of the black vote in the Democrat primaries, which might be enough.
NWaxman

United States

#853855 Feb 4, 2013
I heard Al Sharpton was running for president in 2016. That going to be hilarious. I had a dream of biscuits and gravies.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853856 Feb 4, 2013
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>Taxes. i hope this helps you understand this time.
That would require doubling (at least) of everybody's taxes.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853858 Feb 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
John McCain Called ‘Racist’ After Cracking Ahmadinejad ‘Monkey’ Joke:‘This Is What Passes for a Serious GOP U.S. Senator These Days’
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/04/jo...
Ahmadinejad is insane and dangerous. Calling him a monkey is small change in comparison and is only racist for those of you black folks who feel all monkey references are to black folks.

Get a life.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#853859 Feb 4, 2013
Jimmy Lee Dykes is dead, the little boy is alive and well__stay tuned for details.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#853860 Feb 4, 2013
Another question. If they can build a submarine and bring several tons of coke into the US whats to stop them from bringing something a lot more deadly or someone(s)?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853861 Feb 4, 2013

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#853862 Feb 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Still lying.
Obama approved the plan & was in the "room" when it went down.
No one sot down any helicopters during the rad.
Look.
I now you freakin right whiners are embarrassed that your hero George W Bush didn't get Bin Laden. After all, Bush had declared him irrelevant & abandoned the search to make up a war about oil.
So now you have to make up stuff. Pathetic
You have to be one of the most ignorant people here. You are an ignorant buffoon. Even Popular Mechanics reported on it.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/mi...

The crash happened in Tanji, where the U.S. closed a combat outpost in April. However, the AP has reported, the Afghan forces never staffed the outpost after American forces left, and the Taliban moved back in. That left it to Navy SEALs to undertake a dangerous raid in a notorious insurgent area to stem the Taliban's advance.

If you recall, during Obama's "Dither Period" he ordered combat in the mountains against the Taliban and Al Qaeda to cease and US forces to retreat to the population centers. The SEAL Team helicopter was shot down in one of the places Obama gave back to the Taliban.
This was the very next "secret" mission of SEAL Team Six after they killed bin Laden when Obama didn't even have a clue the mission was happening until Vallerie Jarrett summoned him from the golf course about 40 minutes before the SEAL Team landed in bin Laden's compound.

“"festivus lentel"”

Since: Feb 13

Eastern Oregon

#853863 Feb 4, 2013
During the time, presumably, you were picking metaphysical fights with uneducated men I: designed and contracted two castles, a bank, the largest Georgian House in the world, assorted houses, stables interiors and cottages at the sea. I designed and executed the program for the World Championship of Three Day Eventing. In short, my dear, while you were pondering the universe I was out there exploring it, rolling in it, tasting it, and, whenever I could, massaging its loins.

Where was I? Oh yes, when I came back to the states I did three things in quick succession: got divorced, fell overwhelmingly in love with a very married red-headed woman, and signed back up for the Cooper Union, this time in Architecture. Back to New York, oh boy! There was an adjustment period, I want to be honest. In my mind I was an Irish country gentleman and I was feeling sullied by this vast hoard of unwashed Americans blathering all about me like leeches, stealing my stuff. They took my electric kettle the fuckers! Anyway, carol, I stood that as long as I could, about another year and by then I was beginning to understand the world, at least I was pretty sure I did. It began and ended between a willing woman's legs. If i'd been your hapless professor and you'd asked me that ridiculous question I would have simply undone my fly and flop old willy out in your hand. Then I would have said this: "I've just handed you the keys to the universe. Every iota of human knowledge is contained with this prodigious vessel and what you choose to do with it now will determine what you're ultimately able to get out of it later. Try this experiment at home, carol, see if I'm not right.

Anyways, what's that? About 4 years of formal college education and a little over two of high school. I'm taking a course now at the Corcoran but I'm also back up to my old tricks as well.

I am a fourth degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, and I have several Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do, but to be truthful, once you get the first one they pretty much give you the others.

I'm quite a good painter if you happen to be a naked woman and, this'll amuse you, I'm writing a book. I've sort of taught myself to write on Topix making hash out of folks like you. I appear at local comedy clubs semi-annually, but am still not happy with the performance. I had my own martial arts school until last year and for 20 years before that. I'm a very good teacher.

Well, that's about all I'm willing to write about myself tonight, carol, now it's your turn again.

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