Send a Message
to HipGnosis

Comments

22,308

Joined

Jul 15, 2007

HipGnosis Profile

Recent Posts

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

This hi-lites one thing I don't understand. What is the difference between Carson's experience, and Obama's? I understand folks not liking a person's politics, but on the personal level, it seems that, on the surface at least, Obama's experience is everything conservatives supposedly commend. Very often we've seen people degrade Obama's experience by shouting "Release the transcripts! What's he hiding?" I wonder if the same cynicism applies to Carson?  (Wednesday Aug 27 | post #181596)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

Hey there, BobbiG! If you've the internet back on, things must be improving. Good for ya. I don't think there's any reason that a playing field can't be level. Picture a football field - it's level, and as you say, then it's up to the individual to make the most of it. Our field is not level at all. Some of that is by design, and some is just people being people. But it sure ain't level. Jobs that pay a living wage. That's the Magic Bullet to widespread, generational poverty and crime. Oh it won't eliminate it. Again, people like to be themselves, and our "social contract" encourages that. But living wage jobs is key. Higgins liked to say "it's not a zero-sum game". Maybe not, but the 1%ers sure act like it is.  (Wednesday Aug 27 | post #181595)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

I had a Subaru once, way back, between marriages. Cute little wagon. As you know, there ain't a lot of them on the used car market, which is a pretty good indicator of quality, 'cos people hold on to them. Unfortunately, I got the one year that Consumer Reports gave a black spot. Neat little car, between trips to the shop, and waiting for the rowboat from Japan to bring parts. Ms Hip's Toyota's have been very good, very reliable. Last one finally left with 240K, and in fact was sold to a friends daughter, where it's still in service. She just bought another one - a 99 RAV with 28K actual. Them dang Nipponese - sneakin' in with quality and such. The nerve!  (Monday Aug 25 | post #181475)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

Ooookaaaay, Mr. Obvious. You nailed it. The next time I need someone to confirm the color of the sky, you're my goto guru, and I'll be sure to affirm your confirm. You've got your responses and respondents mixed up there, but no matter. Somebody's in danger of becoming a parody of themselves. Just sayin', is all I'm sayin'............ .  (Monday Aug 25 | post #181474)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

That's good advice, and I appreciate it, but I'm heavily invested in my career, and my retirement plan. I am fortunate in that I love my work, most days, am relatively autonomous, and have a great crew. It's been a long road to get here, and therefore I agree totally that I have no patience for malingerers and whiners. The point originally was, how we came from the same humble beginnings, worked up out of it, and yet developed different senses of the social contract along the way. That's America, bay-bee!  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #181460)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

Let's see if I got the picture. You don't consider the platform underlying your political stance to be important enough to be able to relay it, even briefly, in response to a non-combative inquiry, but your panties are all wedged up over whether I concur with your assessment of some silly judgits, which I've made plain are of no interest to me in themselves? The "traditionali st" sense of priority is an ongoing mystery to me. Yes, bob, it seems to me pretty obvious that the mysterious "they" took umbrance at the disclaimer. Either that or they really hate the Navy? Brilliant deduction, Watson. Brilliant. You da man. My question as to "why" remains unanswered. There was no reference to anyone here, living or dead, nor to any political party or particular ideology. So, I wondered at the time, why would someone possibly take issue with the disclaimer, Dr. Watson? And the fact is, that was so yesterday. I'm totally bored with the subject tonight.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #181459)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

I ate some chips today during the LLWS in support of the Messiah.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #181449)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

Missed this. I don't think it's corny at all, and I agree 100%, and I do so without the use of a single judgicon. Attitude is altitude.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #181448)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

Wha.....?  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #181447)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

Bless you for saying so. We did our best, but it's only a matter of luck that each is also now a contributing member, the youngest currently serving in Afghanistan. I give them due credit for "taking care of business" a (a refrain they surely grew tired of hearing from us).  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #181443)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

Likewise here. I have no patience for those that don't try. Everything around me was earned thru my work, and it took a lifetime so far. But I also recognize that it's not a level playing field, even for a poor white boy, much less others. I recognize that the system cares not one whit for our individual efforts beyond how we fit into and support the system. I recognize that supply-side theory has had 30+ years to produce general prosperity as advertised, and has not only failed to do so, but we've lost ground. I recognize that nobody's looking out for me but me and my brother. I recognize that the top mgmt is in collusion to wrest the most from me for the least return, so it's only right and logical that me and my "class" do the same. I recognize that after all my work, I will be lucky to leave my kids a rusty rake to share, due to the enormous costs of living too long, and dying. I also recognize that for all our efforts, me and you, we are one unavoidable catastrophe away from being right back down where we started. Again, it would be extreme arrogance to think that others don't have what I have just because they weren't persistent enough.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #181441)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

Oh man. That horse likes to eat. Let me guess - 12 mpg in the summer, 8 in the winter? That's about what our F350 dumper gets with the plow on, a ton of rock in the back, and the hubs locked in. Oddly for a truck that big, it only has a 17 gal tank, so it doesn't >feel< as bad at the pump, you just gotta do it more.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #181440)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

As a potential buyer, I have no idea what "Reagan is an ideal model" means to YOU, so that I can determine what it might mean for me. I know what MY view of him is, but it could be wrong. I've sublimated that, and allowed you all the opportunity in the world to sell. All I can say is, you pushed a product that you don't apparently know enough about, or care enough about, to promote. You degrade instead an alternative product, but can't quite say why yours is better. I won't be ashamed of averring that you've got a sharp mind of your own, yet you're reticent to share directly from it. >shrug< I won't say any more about it, lest I be accused of "hammering ".  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #181439)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

Have we been arguing? Didn't feel that way from this end..... As for the icons, you got me to go back and see if I missed something. I didn't see anything particular that inspired or required a response. Apparently you want me to say something more about a trivial passing issue. Uh, ok. Something more. ;)  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #181436)

Top Stories

Bush is a hero

I'd like to add that as a working man, one should also guard against forgetting that we are only one health crisis, one corporate down-sizing, one economic crisis from being right back down to "scratching sh!t with the chickens". It is self-serving to tell ourselves that those who don't have what we've got just didn't work as hard as us.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #181432)

Q & A with HipGnosis

Headline:

The future begins

Hometown:

every moment

Neighborhood:

Pangea

Local Favorites:

ho'made pie

I Belong To:

the Lollipop Guild

When I'm Not on Topix:

message runner for the French Underground

Read My Forum Posts Because:

there's a prize in every box

I'm Listening To:

Hymns At The Whiskey-A-Go-Go

Read This Book:

The Grapes Of Wrath; The Age of Reason; Go Dog Go

Favorite Things:

old dogs, kids, and watermelon wine

On My Mind:

All the bridge-builders and firemen out there a-pluggin away

I Believe In:

The Gilded Rule 1. Treat as you would be treated. 2. Reciprocate as you are treated. 3. Return directly to #1.