Attacks on Palin is symptomatic of the Dying of the Mainstream Media, drip by drip, day by day

Regarding the 11 month and counting Media Maelstrom against Sarah Palin, from Carl M. Cannon, Senior Washington Correspondent, Politics Daily:

The mainstream media is undergoing its demise, drip by drip, day by day, and its practitioners, which include most of my friends in life, are under considerable pressure. In my opinion, however, these pressures do not excuse the treatment accorded Sarah Palin. On the contrary, to me the entire Sarah saga revealed that it wasn’t only the traditional media’s business model that is broken. Our journalism model is busted, too.
In the 2008 election, we took sides, straight and simple, particularly with regard to the vice presidential race. I don’t know that we played a decisive role in that campaign, and I’m not saying the better side lost. What I am saying is that we simply didn’t hold Joe Biden to the same standard as Sarah Palin, and for me, the real loser in this sordid tale is my chosen profession.

Watch the Video Above… then click on the link below. It is a Google Search of News Articles from the Main Stream Media on the story of Sarah Palin being hanged by the neck in effigy for two weeks during the late stages of the 2008 Presidential Campaign.

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=sarah+palin+hung+in+effigy&scoring=a&hl=en&ned=us&um=1&sa=N&start=0

Coverage by the Mainstream Liberal Media is all but missing and CBS did an article which was a softball treatment of the sordid affair.

Only FOX News called it for what it was.

Now… an admission from one of the Liberal Journalists subjecting the Sellout by the Liberal Media on the political alter for their 30 pieces of Judas Silver.

And, who have they really sold out? They sold out themselves… sold out the trust of the American People who formerly depended on the Media to be the watch dog of Government… not it’s Lap Dog and certainly not to play an active role as the Media Arm of the Democratic Party.

As a result… The Media’s Treatment of Sarah Palin highlights why enough of the public is turning away from the Media to put newspapers out of business and seriously erode the profit margins of Television Media who are Democratic Political sellouts.

FOX News is the only one who even attempted to be fair and balanced and to that end did a better job than the rest of the Media but they are not perfect either… just not nearly as flawed as the likes of CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, and the infamous MSNBC which is now publicly scorned as the General Electric Controlled Arm of the Obama White House.

Someone is suffering from a guilty conscience and a forward looking pragmatism and has publicly admitted that which the entire world knows and snickers about… The Liberal Media has be found Guilty of Malpractice and is now dying a death of a thousand paper cuts for their sins.

Lets take a close look at this article written by Carl Cannon, Senior Washington Correspondent, INSIDE POLITICS DAILY…

Sarah ‘Barracuda’ Palin and the Piranhas of the Press

Posted:
07/8/09

Filed Under:Joe Biden, Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin’s rambling abdication speech was hard to follow, let alone acclaim, but in her abrupt announcement that she is withdrawing from public office, the Republican governor of Alaska was hardly the only player in a 10-month drama who demonstrated a lack of self-awareness. Democrats scoffed at her “politics of personal destruction” line, but it’s a maxim they originally popularized, and one they will undoubtedly trot out again the next time it happens to one of their own. But the true villains in this political morality play may have been the press.
The mainstream media is undergoing its demise, drip by drip, day by day, and its practitioners, which include most of my friends in life, are under considerable pressure. In my opinion, however, these pressures do not excuse the treatment accorded Sarah Palin. On the contrary, to me the entire Sarah saga revealed that it wasn’t only the traditional media’s business model that is broken. Our journalism model is busted, too.
In the 2008 election, we took sides, straight and simple, particularly with regard to the vice presidential race. I don’t know that we played a decisive role in that campaign, and I’m not saying the better side lost. What I am saying is that we simply didn’t hold Joe Biden to the same standard as Sarah Palin, and for me, the real loser in this sordid tale is my chosen profession.
* * * * *
From the founding of the Republic until the 1840s, newspapers were organs of a particular political party, or faction – or reflected the personal views of the proprietor. In that decade, as is happening now, technological innovation wrought cosmic change, first in the speed of news delivery, and then in the underlying philosophy of those who presented it. The telegraph begat the Associated Press, and, over time, a new paradigm emerged. In “The Rise and Fall of the Media Establishment,” political scientist Darrell M. West dubbed the second era of newspapering — from the mid-1840s until the 1920s — the “commercial media.”
Political agendas remained in evidence, but there was money to be made in packaging the news, big money, and ultimately, the nation’s publishers decided they could reach ever-larger audiences (and rake in ever-larger pots of dough) by toning down the partisanship. “Objectivity” became the watchword, and to enforce this concept, a host of social innovations, from journalism schools to journalism prizes, came into existence. Increased professionalism was part of a larger societal trend that swept vocations such as medicine and the law. In journalism, a movement that Professor West dubbed “objective media” came to pass. It wasn’t perfect, but it was better than anything that had preceded it — and it enjoyed a nice, 50-year run.
Concerns about “liberal bias” arose in this supposed Golden Age, but we had an answer for that: Sure, reporters are liberal, we told our sources, but the publisher is conservative. The ideal being peddled was that, yes, a Depression-era reporter making $8 a week will likely pen pieces extolling the New Deal, but meanwhile the owner/publisher is commissioning editorials lamenting Franklin Roosevelt’s assault on capitalism. It sounds esoteric now, but when newspapers were king it worked. (It might still work: The lone news outlet in North America that still operates under this model is The Wall Street Journal. Its editorial pages have been conservative for decades; a recent study found its news pages to be the most liberal in the mainstream media. Guess what: The Journal is the largest circulation paper in this country.) But I digress.
Perhaps the seeds of the “objective” media’s demise were sown in its very creation. Professionalism and a quest for objectivity made journalism a more attractive profession even as record profits made it a better paying one. The upshot was a generation of college educated reporters and editors, along with a set of cultural and political attitudes they brought with them from the nation’s elite institutions of higher learning. In time, another technological innovation – broadcast – changed the historic role of newspapers and magazines. No longer deliverers of the news, print journalists became interpreters of events. That proved a slippery slope. As the elite denizens of newsrooms began to analyze the news instead of merely chronicling it, the confidence their audience had in the journalists’ fairness and ideological balance began to wane.
This trend was only heightened by the ascendancy of television network news broadcasts, which had no convenient wall between opinion and fact-based journalism. And all this happened, mind you, before the advent of the Internet. By the 1990s, the audience for political news began fragmenting into subgroups of Americans who already thought alike. Meanwhile, an unrelated development put journalism on the firing line.
That event was the decline of conservative, mostly Southern, Democrats (and, eventually, liberal Republicans as well). A patchwork quilt of ideology and regionalism gave way to a U.S. political system more closely resembling that of Great Britain. Today, an American who is liberal tends to be a Democrat, a conservative is almost always a Republican. This may help clarify things for voters, but it created a little-understood crisis for journalists. If being “liberal” now meant sympathy for the Democratic Party, and being conservative implied sympathy for Republicans, all those liberal newsrooms across the country were gradually going to alienate themselves from about half their readers.
That this might pose a problem never dawned on the men and women who controlled the media – even as it drove their right-of-center readers and viewers away in droves. When I tell my friends working in places like The New York Times that they created Rush Limbaugh, they respond with shock and disbelief. But it’s obvious to me that it’s true, even as the anointed sages of the Old Media solemnly denied that an animal such as “liberal bias” existed at all. It’s like that scene in the fire swamp in “The Princess Bride” when Buttercup expresses fear of “R.O.U.Ses.” Replies our hero Wesley: “Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist” – just as one is about to chomp his arm off.
In the meantime, a new technology has arrived. The World Wide Web is every bit as revolutionary as the telegraph and the television, probably more so. It not only democratizes political communication, but it invokes a kind of permanent open mic night in this country. With no censors. Think of an open microphone in a great big saloon where it helps to use profanity, name-calling, and outrageous accusations — all the better to be heard over the cacophonous crowd at the bar. It was into this political and journalistic environment that last Aug. 29 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, in an uphill fight against an attractive and front-running Democratic candidate, tapped the little-known governor of Alaska to be his running mate.
* * * * *
From the beginning, and for the ensuing 10 months, the coverage of this governor consisted of a steamy stew of cultural elitism and partisanship. The overt sexism of some male commentators wasn’t countered, as one might have expected, by their female counterparts. Women columnists turned on Sarah Palin rather quickly. A plain-speaking, moose-hunting, Bible-thumping, pro-life, self-described “hockey mom” with five children and movie star looks with only a passing interest in foreign policy — that wasn’t the woman journalism’s reigning feminists had envisioned for the glass ceiling-breaking role of First Female President (or Vice President). Hillary Rodham Clinton was more like what they had in mind – and Sarah, well, she was the un-Hillary.
“The fact of the matter is, the comparison between her and Hillary Clinton is the comparison between an igloo and the Empire State Building,” Chris Matthews said on MSNBC’s “Hardball” last October. (Note to Chris: That’s not a “fact;” it’s closer to a simile, and an ad hominem one at that.) But Matthews was hardly alone.
“This is not a serious choice,” said Eleanor Clift, a regular on “The McLaughlin Group.”
“It looks like a made-for-TV movie. If the media reaction is anything, it’s been literally laughter in very, very many newsrooms.”
Howard Fineman, Clift’s Newsweek colleague, in an appearance on MSNBC, said that McCain’s choice of Palin undermined the planned story line of the GOP convention, which was going to be that Obama lacked the readiness to lead the country. “Well, Sarah Palin makes Barack Obama look like John Adams.”
The first thing reporters and commentators seemed to have noticed about Gov. Palin was her physical beauty. The second was that she had a bunch of kids, the last one born with Down’s syndrome in spring 2008. For some reason, these two facts infuriated many Democratic activists and bloggers – and some liberal journalists.
The most egregious example was posted on Daily Kos on Sept. 12, 2008 by Paul Lewis Hackett III, a trial lawyer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Iraq, who ran in 2005 for a vacant seat in the House from Ohio’s second congressional district, losing narrowly in a district President Bush had carried easily just a year earlier.
Fretting that the Obama campaign was going to lose Ohio to McCain, Hackett proposed his own solution: A series of savage attacks on the GOP ticket focusing on Sarah Palin and her family. Here is what he wrote:
The message (would be) simple and the professionals can refine it but essentially it should contain these elements: Sarah Palin? Can’t keep her solemn oath of devotion to her husband and had sex with his employee. Sarah Palin? Accidentally got pregnant at age 43 and the tax payers of Alaska have to pay for the care of her disabled child. Sarah Palin? Unable to teach her 16 year old daughter right from wrong and now another teenager is pregnant. Sarah Palin? Can you trust Sarah Palin and her values with America’s future?
Apparently, Hackett took the rumors of an affair from the National Enquirer, which offered no proof, or even evidence. He then segued into an even uglier line of attack, arguing that it’s irresponsible to bring a handicapped baby into the world. This is not “pro-choice,” it’s pro-eugenics. It’s also creepy and illiberal, and reinforces conservatives’ worst fears about Democrats and the issue of abortion. And, oh yes, Bristol Palin’s age was wrong. She was nearly 18 when Hackett wrote this screed, not 16. This proved a harbinger, too, as misinformation slipped easily from the left blogosphere into mainstream coverage.
This New Journalism, if you can call it that, exhibited in 2008 was epitomized by an eradication of the lines between fact and opinion – and, even more troubling, between reporting and propaganda. Some journalists were content to repeat Democratic Party talking points or bloggers’ rumors as though they were established fact, interspersing them with ideological commentary in a kind of toxic stew.
“She is a far-right conservative who supported Pat Buchanan over Bush in 2000. She thinks global warming is a hoax and backs the teaching of creationism in public schools,” wrote Jonathan Alter in Newsweek on Aug. 29, 2008. Actually, she did not support Buchanan, she questioned whether climate change is man-made (not whether it’s occurring) and gave creationists the most minor of rhetorical nods – and never questioned the teaching of evolution in schools.
But so it went.
She was a book burner, you know. How do I know this? Like many Americans, I received numerous emails telling me so, and found a hundred liberal Web sites that mentioned it. They even listed the books Palin wanted to ban from the public library in Wasilla, Alaska, classics and best sellers, ranging from “Huck Finn” to “Catch-22.” The list was a hoax, of course, a deliberate smear, and none too clever, either: It included books published a decade after Palin served as mayor. When questioned by their own audiences, these bloggers would point to stories in the mainstream media, including one in Time magazine quoting a man named John Stein, the bitter ex-mayor whom Palin defeated when she ran for office. This is from Time:
“Stein says that as mayor, Palin continued to inject religious beliefs into her policy at times. ‘She asked the library how she could go about banning books,’ he says, because some voters thought they had inappropriate language in them.'”
This turned out to be about half-true, as what Palin really did was ask the librarian “if she would object to censorship even if people were circling the library to protest about a book,” according to a contemporary account in the local newspaper. Yet this symbiosis between the mainstream media and the blogosphere raged throughout 2008, almost always to Palin’s detriment.
Remember her callous decision as governor to cut Alaska’s special education budget by 62 percent? After receiving emails to that effect, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien cited the figure on-air. Oops. Palin actually tripled the state’s spending on special needs kids.
Did you hear the one about her membership in the Alaska Independence Party, which favors secession from the union? That made The New York Times, and it was wrong, too.
But it was in the area of her family life where the press really lost its bearings.
“A day of stunning Palin disclosures,” was how the Associated Press greeted the news that Bristol Palin was pregnant. “A political stunner!” echoed CNN’s Campbell Brown. In one 30-minute stretch, CNN reporters and anchors referred to the teen’s pregnancy as “a bombshell” four separate times.
Personally, I had always stood with the late, great Molly Ivins when it came to kids of politicians. The legendary Texas newspaper columnist was as liberal as they come, but her view about such matters was straightforward and unambiguous. “I don’t do children,” Molly said. (Barack Obama, by the way, agreed. Campaigning in Michigan when the Bristol Palin “bombshell” broke, he said, “People’s families are off-limits and people’s children are especially off-limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Governor Palin’s performance as a governor or potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories.”)
His admirers in the press didn’t heed their hero’s warning. The Times, for example, which found the alleged transgressions of an actual presidential candidate (John Edwards) unworthy of investigation, managed to find room for three Page One stories touching on the sex life of a vice presidential candidate’s daughter.
Also, it’s important to remember why the Palin family even acknowledged Bristol’s pregnancy: Because a thousand “liberal” Web sites, led by Daily Kos, the favored site of leftist Democrats, filled cyberspace with off-the-wall theories that Trig Palin was really Bristol’s daughter and that Sarah had faked her own pregnancy. This was truly ugly territory, and nutty besides. It’s not terribly different from the Obama-is-a-secret-Muslim-not-born-in-this-country stuff, with one crucial distinction: The Obama Muslim stuff was either debunked or ignored by the media –not the conspiracy theories about Trig Palin’s birth. In some quarters of the evolving new media – The Huffington Post and Bill Maher’s HBO program, to name two – the Palin pregnancy hoax was repeated. Some traditional outlets, including Vanity Fair and, most inexplicably, The Atlantic blog written by Andrew Sullivan, kept hammering away at it after it was proven false by photographic evidence and by Bristol’s own pregnancy.
* * * * *
How much did this matter, in the end, to the outcome in 2008?
I really don’t know. I do know this, however: The story line recited by my media brethren, naturally, absolves us of any wrongdoing. The narrative goes like this: Bristol’s pregnancy notwithstanding, Sarah Palin and her family galvanized the Republican faithful in St. Paul, where the candidate showed great poise in her first national address, while attracting 32.7 million TV viewers – only 1.1 million fewer than had watched Obama a week earlier in Denver. By the end of the GOP convention, Palin had pulled ahead of Joe Biden by nine points in a poll asking who Americans would support if they could vote for the vice presidential nominees separately. She was doing fine, until….
…The Interviews.
The first of her in-depth network sit downs came with ABC’s Charles Gibson. In those sessions, Palin came across as iffy, just barely treading water. But the press dunked her, particularly after witnessing this exchange:
GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush Doctrine?
PALIN: In what respect, Charlie?
GIBSON: What do you interpret it to be?
PALIN: His worldview?
GIBSON: No, the Bush Doctrine, enunciated in September 2002, before the Iraq War.
(Palin, clearly not knowing what he’s driving at, responds with generalities before Gibson interjects as though he’s a civics teacher and she’s a lazy student.)
GIBSON: “The Bush Doctrine, as I understand it, is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense. That we have the right of a preemptive strike against any other country that we think is going to attack us. Do you agree with that?”
This was widely cited in the media as proof that Palin was unready and over her head, and that McCain had done something “cynical” in choosing her. Except that Bush never said that, exactly, and certainly never suggested Iraq was one of many nations to be invaded. Gibson was simply wrong in suggesting the so-called “Bush Doctrine” was as immutable as the Monroe Doctrine. The “Bush Doctrine” was always a fuzzy concept, usually described that way by the president’s critics as a way of expressing disagreement with his approach to foreign policy.
I remember seeing the phrase for the first time in a think piece by Steven Weisman in The New York Times in April 2002 – the very time frame suggested by Charlie Gibson. Weisman, writing about Ariel Sharon and the Middle East, defines the “doctrine” much differently than Gibson. (“Washington is filled right now with speculation about the state of Mr. Bush’s thinking and which of his advisers have gained the upper hand,” he wrote. “Vice President Dick Cheney and the hawks in the Pentagon are said to have encouraged Mr. Bush to support Mr. Sharon’s military drive, arguing that it was simply an extension of the so-called Bush Doctrine, which holds those who harbor terrorists accountable for terrorism.”)
Okay. Despite how it was portrayed in the press, perhaps Charlie Gibson didn’t really expose Palin as an ignoramus. Maybe he tipped off his own private political views instead. No matter, the story line was set. Then came the much-parodied Katie Couric interview, where Palin couldn’t name a single publication she reads as a source of news, struggled to provide an example of McCain standing up to Wall Street, and rambled semi-coherently when Couric asked Palin why on the campaign trail she cites Alaska’s proximity to Russia as a foreign policy credential. It was this exchange that led to the most memorable line of the entire campaign: “I can see Russia from my house!” It came, of course, not from the candidate herself, but from her body-double, Tina Fey.
It must be said that no matter what one thinks of Couric’s style of interrogation, Palin bombed in that interview. Clearly, the lack of lead time afforded her by the McCain camp, as well as her own lack of preparation, was showing. More disconcerting, she was still winging it when she should have been cramming furiously. So, the coverage of that interview may have been fair, up to a point. My beef with my colleagues in the press is that we copied Palin’s very mistake: We thought after that session that we knew all we needed to know about Sarah Palin. Helen Thomas, old enough to just let it fly, spoke for many journalists when she said. “The ballgame was over after that. (Couric) saved the country.”
That’s one view. Another is that we chose sides in that election, and when our side pulled ahead, we stopped keeping score. The next time the Republicans showed strength (or, more precisely, when Palin’s Democratic counterpart goofed up) we’d already become cheerleaders instead of judges.
Before I explain what I mean by that, it’s important to remember that those weirdly personal attacks on Palin began before the Gibson and Couric interviews. “I’m not convinced that’s her baby,” Bill Maher had said on HBO. That was Sept. 5. The following day Mort Kondracke called Palin “this wacko right-winger.” Then movie star Matt Damon gave a television interview, saying he thinks the possibility of Palin becoming president is “a really scary thing.” He went on in this vein, using words like “terrifying” and “totally absurd” and saying the possibility of a “hockey mom … facing down President Putin is like a really bad Disney movie.” Then, and only then, did the interviews take place. In other words, Palin’s detractors had already made up their minds before she’d flopped in two interviews. Were her tormentors prescient? Or were they close-minded?
We were about to find out. As the truncated 2008 general election campaign raced by, Palin’s critics in the Fourth Estate maintained that they were simply doing their job in ferreting out the qualifications, experience, temperament, and knowledge base that Sarah Palin would bring to national office. I’m not a Republican or a conservative; I’m a lifelong journalist who was born and raised in this profession and normally I’d defend the media in this argument. In this instance I cannot.
The reason is what happened when the battle over Sarah Palin came to a head on Oct. 2, 2008, in St. Louis, Mo. That night, the press showed its colors – and they were Democratic blue. That was the night that Palin cleaned Joe Biden’s clock in their only debate, and nobody in the media could even see it, let alone report it. That was the night that the dual blinders of ideology and elitism prevented us being honest brokers.
* * * * *
Gov. Palin certainly had her sketchy moments that night. On one occasion, she called her opponent “Senator O’Biden.” She referred twice to the top U.S. military officer in Afghanistan as “General McClellan.” (His name is David McKiernan). She claimed as mayor to have reduced taxes “every year I was in office,” an assertion that is accurate only if one ignores sales tax increases. Likewise, she maintained that McCain’s $5,000 tax credit for health coverage was “budget-neutral,” which is only possible by repealing the laws of mathematics. She gave McCain more credit than he was due in blowing the whistle on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, while repeating a misleading claim against Obama used by Hillary Clinton and McCain on an energy bill. She also exaggerated her own accomplishment regarding a $40 billion proposed pipeline in Alaska.
Sen. Biden, however, was in a place by himself when it came to bogus claims, absurd contentions, and flights of rhetorical fancy. He threw out several assertions that were so preposterous that – had Palin made them – they would have prompted immediate calls for McCain to dump her from the ticket.
The good senator from Delaware warmed up slowly, erroneously claiming that McCain voted with Obama on a budget resolution, and asserting wrongly that Obama wanted to return to the Reagan-era marginal income tax rates. He also embarked on an appallingly wrongheaded monologue about the constitutional history of the vice presidency. But when the talk turned to national security, presumably Biden’s purported area of expertise, he went completely off the grid.
• “John McCain voted against a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty that every Republican has supported,” Biden stated. (Actually, in a 1999 vote in Congress, McCain sided with 50 other Republicans to kill the treaty. Only four joined the Democrats.)
• “Pakistan already has deployed nuclear weapons,” Biden said. “Pakistan’s weapons can already hit Israel and the Mediterranean.” (Pakistan has no known intercontinental missiles. The range of its weapons is thought to be 1,000 miles – halfway to Israel.)
• “When we kicked–along with France–we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said and Barack said, ‘Move NATO forces in there. Fill the vacuum, because if you don’t…Hezbollah will control it.'” Biden recalled. “Now what’s happened? Hezbollah is a legitimate part of the government in the country immediately to the north of Israel.” (Except that the U.S. never kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon or anywhere else. They’ve been entrenched in Lebanon since 1982. Actually, Hezbollah, insofar as it was responsible for the 1983 suicide bombing at the Marine barracks that killed 241 U.S. servicemen, kicked America out of Lebanon, not the other way around.)
• “The president…insisted on elections on the West Bank, when I said, and others said, and Barack Obama said, ‘Big mistake. Hamas will win. You’ll legitimize them.’ What happened? Hamas won,” Biden said. (Only the last two words of Biden’s strange soliloquy are true. The rest are false. For one thing, Fatah controls the West Bank. Biden was thinking of Gaza. Secondly, neither Biden nor Obama predicted the 2006 victory for Hamas in Gaza’s legislative elections. Third, McCain and Obama – but not Biden — signed a letter urging the president to pressure Palestinians to require that candidates adhere to democratic principles before being allowed to run for office. Fourth, Biden served as an election observer and later wrote an article expressing high praise for Bush’s actions. To sum up: One factual error and three fibs in only 31 words. Pretty impressive, in its way.)
• “With Afghanistan, facts matter…we spend more money in three weeks on combat in Iraq than we spend on the entirety of the last seven years that we have been in Afghanistan. Let me say that again…” (He did say it again, but that didn’t make it true. It’s wildly and weirdly off the mark. Yes, facts matter. The facts here were that at the time Biden was speaking, the U.S. had spent $172 billion in Afghanistan. The Iraq War consumes between $7 billion and $8 billion every three weeks. Biden’s math was off by 2,000 percent.)
• “Can I clarify this? This is simply not true about Barack Obama. He did not say (he’d) sit down with Ahmadinejad.” (He most certainly did. And among those who criticized him at the time for it was Joe Biden, who told Byron York of National Review that the idea of a president meeting with the likes of the Iranian president or Hugo Chavez was “naïve.”)
Those were alarming mistakes. To me Biden’s most discordant claims concerned his Animal House-like history lecture about the office of the vice president. It came while Biden was dressing down Dick Cheney, who was not present, for supposedly being unfamiliar with the Constitution. “The idea (that) he doesn’t realize that Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the vice president of the United States – that’s the executive branch – he works in the executive branch,” Biden said. “He should understand that. Everyone should understand that. And the primary role of the vice president of the United States is to support the president of the United States of America, give that president his or her best judgment when sought, and, as vice president, to preside over the Senate, only in a time when in fact there’s a tie vote. The Constitution is explicit….He has no authority relative to the Congress. The idea he’s part of the legislative branch is a bizarre notion invented by Cheney to aggrandize the power of a unitary executive, and look where it has gotten us.”
Lord, would Tina Fey have had fun with this jumble of misinformation – if only Palin had said it! Article I defines the legislative, not executive, branch. The vice president is, indeed, mentioned there. What Biden finds “explicit,” hasn’t been so to previous vice presidents or to most constitutional scholars. Prior to the 20th century, vice presidents didn’t even have offices at the White House compound – they were housed in the Capitol. The notion that a veep’s constitutional authority is to provide advice to a president springs from Biden’s brow; it certainly isn’t mentioned, or even contemplated, in the Constitution, which doesn’t even say whether the vice president should receive a salary.
Should Joe Biden have known this stuff? Since he chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, you’d hope so. But even if he didn’t, you’d think it would be news when he unleashed a veritable fount of misinformation to impugn Palin’s knowledge of the federal system while attacking a sitting vice president. It barely rated a mention in the collective mainstream media.
Facts matter, the man said. But they didn’t in 2008, not when it came to Joe Biden (our guy) against Sarah Palin (odd outsider). The ladies and gentlemen of the press were more interested in her hair, her glasses, her wardrobe, he accent, her sex life, her kids’ sex lives, and her hunting habits than in whether her opponent knew anything about foreign policy, the Constitution of the United States, or the job he was running for. They still are. The relentlessly negative coverage of Palin goes on unabated — she’s the subject of a much-ballyhooed hatchet job in Vanity Fair this month — even as Biden makes minor news from time to time by continuing his penchant for gaffes, this time while serving as the second most powerful person in the federal government.
I must say, however, that when Palin announced her resignation last Friday, one of the few people who commented on it without saying something snarky was the only man who ever defeated her in an election. Asked for a comment by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Vice President Biden replied that although he didn’t necessarily see Palin as a victim of political bloodletting, he accepted her judgment on this matter and assumed she was doing it out of concern for her family.
“I don’t know what prompted her decision…so I’m not going to second-guess her,” Biden said. “And I take her at her word that (there was) a personal ingredient in it. And you have to respect that.”

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497 Responses to Attacks on Palin is symptomatic of the Dying of the Mainstream Media, drip by drip, day by day

  1. karmahd says:

    From last blog sorry if this is out of context

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/10/key-house-democrat-calls-cia-investigation/

    Why are we politizing our covert operations for political gain!!! This is just plan stupid and shows how far gone the Democratic party is. They are pissed because during the bush years they did not have to pander to the socialistic bleeding heart morons, now it is political payback, they are cutting off there noses in spite of there face. Just plain transparent and very dangerous to our nation. Cut it the hell out you idiots!!!

  2. VotingFemale says:

    Karma… they are Marxists…

    karmahd says

    From last blog sorry if this is out of context

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/10/key-house-democrat-calls-cia-investigation/

    Why are we politizing our covert operations for political gain!!! This is just plan stupid and shows how far gone the Democratic party is. They are pissed because during the bush years they did not have to pander to the socialistic bleeding heart morons, now it is political payback, they are cutting off there noses in spite of there face. Just plain transparent and very dangerous to our nation. Cut it the hell out you idiots!!!

  3. SamHenry says:

    And here’s my leftover from the past blog:

    VF wrote to Rose:

    Rose, Tell That to Professors Cloward and Piven.

    You think they wrote the Cloward/Piven Strategy for use as wall paper?

    Very fine, very fine.

  4. SamHenry says:

    VF – I will have to print out this last post and take it to bed with me. If I wrap it around my head I hope it sinks in – I’m a slow reader. However, I zipped past my favorite feeling about the press and where it is today – something like they stopped chronicling events and started analyzing news. This is all of the news that we get. We know that some facts can be more relative to others in certain hands but really we have gone overboard in this. It was so obvious in the last election. They didn’t even pay attention to what a candidate said, they just droned on.

  5. SamHenry says:

    Re leftovers:

    To even consider investigating a CIA program developed after 9/11 is suicide. Congress under Pelosi is nuts. What intelligence agency informs about 500 people of all of its programs? NUTS< NUTS< NUTS!

    From Fox article:

    Panetta has launched an internal probe at the CIA to determine why Congress was not told about the program. Exactly what the classified program entailed is still unclear.

    Mr. Panetta, I suggest that first you get an idea of what the program was before you launch a full investigation. All you have to do is talk quietly to a few key people. And remember Mr. Panetta, CIA does not stand for Congressional Investigation Arm.

  6. SamHenry says:

    VF – BIG THANKS for strategy to handle PDF into Word.

    PDF = Pretty Darn Funny

  7. SamHenry says:

    Dog overboard – chores

  8. SamHenry says:

    PS Rose – Here’s something special for you who are so delightfully trusting from my mentor, Samuel Johnson:

    1,379. Moral Instruction; Naiveté
    “To youth, therefore, it should be carefully inculcated, that to enter the road of life without caution or reserve, in expectation of general fidelity and justice, is to launch on the wide ocean without the instruments of steerage, and to hope that every wind will be prosperous, and that every coast will afford a harbour.”
    Johnson: Rambler #175 (November 19, 1751)

  9. SamHenry says:

    Hey Dems who want to investigate the CIA:

    “He that finds his knowledge narrow, and his arguments weak, and by consequence his suffrage not much regarded, is sometimes in hope of gaining that attention by his clamours which he cannot otherwise obtain, and is pleased with remembering that at last he made himself heard, that he had the power to interrupt those whom he could not confute, and suspend the decision which he could not guide.”
    Johnson: Rambler #11 (April 24, 1750)

  10. samiam60 says:

    Sam’s little off topic thought for the day.

    The Window Through Which We Look

    A young couple moved into a new neighborhood
    The next morning while they were eating breakfast,
    The young woman saw her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
    ‘That laundry is not very clean,’ she said.
    ‘She doesn’t know how to wash correctly.
    Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.’

    Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

    Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry,
    The young woman would make the same comments.

    About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
    Nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

    ‘Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
    I wonder who taught her this..’

    The husband said, ‘I got up early this morning and
    Cleaned our windows.’

    And so it is with life. What we see when watching others
    Depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

    I hope that you have a very blessed day!

  11. SamHenry says:

    That dog is a shameless pedant.

  12. rosehips says:

    hey ya’ll. I got a little stuck on my lesson and am waiting to hear back from my prof. I still need to keep working but just wanted to check in.

    sami, love your story and the moral: “What we see when watching others
    depends on the purity of the window through which we look.”

    This can very aptly be applied to the pic of President Obama supposedly checking out a young lady’s buttocks which has been shown on Fox News and our own VF’s previous blog. I peeked in at infoaddicts latest post and neranger pointed out that Greta Van Susteren has dispeled this photo as “bunk.” She has posted it on her website which I offer to you all to check out and see if you think that Obama was indeed checking out the young italian beauty’s bootie.

    http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/07/10/president-obama-picture-a-lie/

    incidently, after Greta exposed this pic as a lie, Fox News continued to air the pic with their gratuitous commentary.

  13. samiam60 says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhh Shucks Rose. Party killer. That is amazing how they did that. You know photo shop the video, lol

  14. samiam60 says:

    After interacting with all of you lovely ladies all these months I began to ponder how my life might have been different had I been born female. The only change I can see would be that I most likely would have lived near a Naval Base most of my adult life. And so it is with me this 10th day of July 2009. Goooood Nightttttt all.

  15. samiam60 says:

    And another thing: Obama’s Africa tour seen as a Homecoming!! 🙂

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,531553,00.html

    Maybe he can pick up his long form Birth Certificate while he is there.
    Ahhhhhh, hahahahahahahahahahahah, I crack myself up sometimes.

  16. rosehips says:

    sh, thank you for this. btw, could you possibly call the coast guard for me? I think I’m drifting…

    heehee

    sh said: “To youth, therefore, it should be carefully inculcated, that to enter the road of life without caution or reserve, in expectation of general fidelity and justice, is to launch on the wide ocean without the instruments of steerage, and to hope that every wind will be prosperous, and that every coast will afford a harbour.”
    Johnson: Rambler #175 (November 19, 1751)

  17. rosehips says:

    lol sami. it’s called “freeze frame”

    sami said: Ahhhhhhhhhh Shucks Rose. Party killer. That is amazing how they did that. You know photo shop the video, lol

  18. samiam60 says:

    Hi Rose, I felt so all alone on here.

  19. arlenearmy says:

    Finished watching John Adams. Movies like that such be required in schools.

  20. samiam60 says:

    Hi Arlene and how are you tonight?

    Arlene says:

    Finished watching John Adams. Movies like that such be required in schools.

    Well Arlene that might offend someone and result in the aclu filing suit against the schools and local and county governments. Otherwise that would be a good idea.

  21. arlenearmy says:

    Sami said:
    “Maybe he can pick up his long form Birth Certificate while he is there.”

    ——

    I hear that Kenya is pissed off. Maybe they will snitch on Obama and show us the real birth certificate. Kenya’s got the ace card and they should play it.

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  23. arlenearmy says:

    SamI
    Im going fine today.

    And I think somebody needs to start bucking ACLU.

  24. samiam60 says:

    How have you been Arlene? Really I am rarely on here when you are but since its friday night and I am dateless again for the 378th friday night I thought I would interact with the ladies of the night on here.

  25. samiam60 says:

    Arlene said:

    And I think somebody needs to start bucking ACLU.

    Arlene I think you may have inadvertantly mispelled a word on here.

  26. arlenearmy says:

    Ive been entertaining in-laws. Watching news & John Adams. We are going to 912 Project tomorrow.

  27. samiam60 says:

    What is the 912 project?

  28. arlenearmy says:

    SamI
    Oh yeah, but I’ve been trying to dial back on the cuss words on VF’s blog.

  29. samiam60 says:

    Why Arlene, Vf is like a drunken Sailor on here. Got love her spunk.

  30. arlenearmy says:

    912 project is something started by Glenn Beck. Taking back America by mind-like folks. Most folks who go to tea parties are part of the 912 project.

    912 project meeting was announced at our 4th July tea party. I got list of issues to bring up at that meeting.

  31. samiam60 says:

    I could I never have heard of this? I need to get out more.

  32. arlenearmy says:

    SamI
    At this point, I am for succeeding from the Union. I got pushed to the limit when Sheila Jackson Lee introduced that award for Michael Jackson.

  33. samiam60 says:

    I am somewhat sick about all I have seen recently.
    I do so love this Country and am so upset with how few young people even have a clue as to what is happening to our America.

  34. arlenearmy says:

    SamI
    Sometimes political meeting (Dems or Repub.) don’t occur often. Especially in small towns. Ive heard some suggest meeting at the park or in private homes.

  35. arlenearmy says:

    I wish Palin comes to Okalahoma. Ive heard that she will be in TX to help Gov. Perry. I will travel to see her. All they gotta do is say the “word” and I will be there to help out.

  36. samiam60 says:

    This is so out of hand. We are becoming like an underground grass roots liberation army.

    And now we must likely have some Real Agent Smiths watching us.

  37. samiam60 says:

    I am hoping to see a turn around in 2010. This would most likely encourage Sarah Palin to jump in and help us all.

  38. SamHenry says:

    Sami Rose Arlent – Just a final check before early bed. Have to serve at the village festival tomorrow – a pancake breakfast 7-11AM; then Air Show volunteer if I’m up to it.

    Same as above for Sunday.

    Sami – I’m one of the girls who is ageless and loves to get together with you and bloggie on down.

    Rose – LOL you area drifting. There is no getting past you. No wonder the blogmen are frustrated.

    Arlene – I am so happy you have liked the movie and think it should be shown in schools. That makes me very happy. We share that sentiment.

    Goodnight dear friends. I will hope to check in with you in the evenings over the weekend but if not – I will see you for sure Monday. Luck be with you.

  39. VotingFemale says:

    Rose… if Barack wasn’t checking out her butt… it is even more interesting… if you get my drift.

  40. VotingFemale says:

    I must also retire for the evening…

    Good night dears

  41. http://www.the912project.us/

    Here is the link to the We surround them, Glenn Beck, 912, 9 Principles, 12 Values.

    Sort of like the army 7 core Values and when it first came out the army values is what came to my mind…. Integrity, Selfless Service, Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Personal Courage and Honor.

  42. rosehips says:

    vf, I indeed get your drift. hahaha

    hey arlene and warrantone!

    good night all. I am off to the store on my two wheeler. I managed to find a harbour and the wind was at my back. It was actually quite a smooth sail…

    see you in the am, if I don’t crash and burn out!!

  43. samiam60 says:

    Very interesting report of what could have been an awful tragedy during Obama Campaign flight.
    I am truly glad that this near tragedy was avoided.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/10/pilots-averted-disaster-aboard-obama-campaign-plane/

  44. samiam60 says:

    Good night all and pleasant dreams.

  45. SamHenry says:

    Rose just reminded me in an e-mail that Belle would be on tomorrow. I have missed you, Belle. I hope we make it on together another weekend. We are going to have unsettled weather over our area this weekend and you are not that awfully far from the Buffalo region to not have the same thing. It will keep the air show down and that is too bad. Lots of work goes into it each year. This is the 30th anniversary year. So shout out to Belle and all you other blogwomen of the early AM and of course to notre ami, Le Chat qui rit.

  46. karmahd says:

    SamIam I pee standing up, (Naval base comment) night to all the patriots smart enough to see through the window, docking for the night, almost hit a dog on my way in here, swimming in circles chasing a floating Rose and a cat on a piling was watching the whole process. Interesting, very interesting.. Night all

  47. arlenearmy says:

    VF said:
    “if Barack wasn’t checking out her butt… it is even more interesting”

    ——————–

    It could had been a set up to make him appear more manly.

  48. arlenearmy says:

    Folks, its time for me to rest up for tomorrow. Talk at y’all tomorrow.

  49. arlenearmy says:

    Oh VF, before I decided to log off I had to visit James Manning (my night cap). The following video may explain why Obama looking at butts

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  51. SamHenry says:

    I don’t want us to get caught up in what may be a media hoax – the still circulated of Obama looking at the young girl. The video of the “event” shows Obama looking down because he in helping a young woman standing next to him down some steps. The still photo was a cut/paste job.

    See also the US Magazine article (I know VF it is a pop rag):

    http://www.usmagazine.com/news/video-shows-obama-not-checking-out-girl-2009107

    In the above article it has declared:
    It appears Obama wasn’t sneaking a peak; instead, he was just helping another young delegate down the stairs.

    But French president Nicholas Sarkozy’s intentions aren’t as clear.

    Now the above is “analysis” not reportage. But the video does cast doubt on other interpretations of the photo.

  52. SamHenry says:

    Now here is some analysis about the Media:

    Here is one way Obama talks out of both sides of his mouth. It is not clear that the Veep Biden is making so very many gaffes in public. Yes he talks off cuff at times but I am not so sure it is always off the cuff. It allows the Administration to appear to support one side of an issue. The correction then pulls back the Veep’s comment and the “true” intent is then voiced by the President himself – not by his Press Secretary, etc. It goes beyond good cop;bad cop. It is a way to appear that the Administration is somehow grappling with a fence sitting posture on key issues. When Obama is in trouble, he either trots out Biden or Bo.

  53. SamHenry says:

    From the article by Carl M. Cannon, Senior Washington Correspondent, Politics Daily above:

    the battle over Sarah Palin came to a head on Oct. 2, 2008, in St. Louis, Mo. That night, the press showed its colors – and they were Democratic blue. That was the night that Palin cleaned Joe Biden’s clock in their only debate, and nobody in the media could even see it, let alone report it. That was the night that the dual blinders of ideology and elitism prevented us being honest brokers.

    The above is not analysis but encouragement to view the video of the debate with an alternate view of the event. He isn’t relying on opinion – just the event itself.

  54. SamHenry says:

    Why do I get up so early in the AM and blog? Well, the dogs get me up initially but then I realize I have some blog ideas kicking around in my head and they kick so hard, I have to let them out so that I can go back to sleep. I have solved the contradictions in my theses for term papers in college by just going to bed with the problem; I awake with the solution. How abut that for efficiency.

    Back to bed for a few before tha alarm. Hope my early AM thinking and expression of it are both clear.

    Later

  55. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning SamH!

    the butt pic/video: This is a case of “you decide.”

    From what I saw in the video which I checked out yesterday afternoon shortly after using the Obama Girl’s Butt Pic was from his viewing angle the girl’s butt was in clear view… and he reached back to take the hand of the woman above him which was well to the right of the butt in question…

    My judgment? Obama was checking out that butt and was being a little stealthy… as many married men are who knows people are watching him.

    To Obama’s credit… I am giving him a degree of heterosexuality… since the butt was clearly in his field of view.

    And if he was NOT checking it out??? welllll… lets say… Guys? if you stand next to Barack at the urinals, don’t be surprise if he checks out your “equipment” HAHAHAHAHAHA

    SamHenry says

    I don’t want us to get caught up in what may be a media hoax – the still circulated of Obama looking at the young girl. The video of the “event” shows Obama looking down because he in helping a young woman standing next to him down some steps. The still photo was a cut/paste job.

    See also the US Magazine article (I know VF it is a pop rag):

    http://www.usmagazine.com/news/video-shows-obama-not-checking-out-girl-2009107

    In the above article it has declared:
    It appears Obama wasn’t sneaking a peak; instead, he was just helping another young delegate down the stairs.

    But French president Nicholas Sarkozy’s intentions aren’t as clear.

    Now the above is “analysis” not reportage. But the video does cast doubt on other interpretations of the photo.

  56. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning all. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I will be away all day and hope to stop by tonight sometime after 5.

  57. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning VF. Yep the butt video needs a Ref to check the instant replay and make a call.

  58. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Samiam! Will miss you today… hope you have fun…

  59. VotingFemale says:

    Arlene, I left a comment on the Manning vid comment log at you tube… thanks for the heads up on it!

  60. VotingFemale says:

    Anyone tracking Jesse Jackson insinuating himself into the media over the grave yard scam?

    All black grave yard… and he jumped all over it.

    then it turns out the perps are also black…. opps… no racism mileage there.

    Meanwhile he missed the boat on the kids/swimming pool incident… goes to show you cant be in two places at the same time.

  61. samiam60 says:

    I am so sick and tired of hearing about a private swim club being called Racist for refusing to open a pool to a day care. A “Private Club” is the key word here. What about the United Negro College Fund” or many other Exclusive Race Oriented places or things. Ebony Magazine is another example. Imagine a Caucasion Magazine or United White College Fund? Although I believe Racism still exists I think it is so very Exploited today. It looses it’s meaning when this is done.

  62. VotingFemale says:

    samiam… I saw the press release from the director of that camp… and it was clearly racist and classist.

    I will not defend the camp operators on this one.

    If they wanted to control who used the facilities, the time to do it was when they accepted money under contract for outside groups to use the facilities.

    In my view it was racism…

  63. VotingFemale says:

    And… I am the first one to blow the whistle on minorities falsely using the race card when it is not justified… my record is quite clear on that.

  64. VotingFemale says:

    Here is the press release from the Swim Club Director…

    “There was concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion … and the atmosphere of the club,” John Duesler, President of The Valley Swim Club said in a statement.

    It was clearly racist and classist…

  65. VotingFemale says:

    these were just little kids… not hooligans, and I really felt bad about their feelings being hurt…

  66. samiam60 says:

    Here is CNN’s take on the interview. Noting that two other children facilities were turned away and the lack of life guards I have to conclude that this was Not a Racial Issue and is being blown out of proportion. I have read this and watched the video and there is Reasonable Doubt.

  67. samiam60 says:

    Jim Flynn, who said he was one of the club members who made a complaint against the children, told CNN this week it was not racially motivated.

    “There were a lot of children in the pool and not enough lifeguards,” he said. “As general members we were not told that they were coming. If we knew, we could decide to not come when the pool was crowded or come anyway. We could have had an option.”
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    He also said invitations to two other day care centers, neither of which contained minority children, had previously been withdrawn.

    I also noted this as very important as it happened Prior to the event that caused the controversey.
    Quote:
    He also said invitations to two other day care centers, neither of which contained minority children, had previously been withdrawn.

  68. samiam60 says:

    If anything you might call this a discrimination against children period. regardless of Race.
    That’s my opinion anyway.
    Have to go for now, be back after 5 pm.

  69. VotingFemale says:

    I saw the CNN interview… and the interview was clearly used to try to make a case… and it was based on hearsay….

    That is why I point out the Statement issued by John Duesler, President of The Valley Swim Club.

    There is no wiggle room… and it was not hearsay.

  70. VotingFemale says:

    Anyways… we each have our opinions on thangs.

    And we both stated our opinions.

  71. VotingFemale says:

    And regardless of any issues the adults had or caused on either side… all them little kids wanted to do was go for a swim… that they were disappointed is a real shame.

  72. rosehips says:

    good morning sami, vf.

    VF, of course I am with you on the issue of racism at the swim club. I have been watching this for days and it really disturbed me.

    sami, c’mon. There were white parents and kids who made very disparaging remarks to those kids based soley on their race. The director admitted it and made that statement about how the kids changed the “complexion” of the club. Yeah, they changed the dynamic, but too frickin’ bad for the members. I agree with vf. Why were they allowed there in the first place?

    That little boy who has been interviewed over and over is a sweetheart and he has broken hearts all over America. He can come here anytime and I’ll take him to the beach on the beautiful Columbia River. But I don’t know what he’ll think when I tell him not to swim in the water because of the contamination from the dumped slag from Teck’s lead/zinc smelter.

    Maybe I’ll take him up to Lower Slate Lake in AK for a beach party before they kill it….

  73. rosehips says:

    and sami, every nationality and ethnic group has organizations that celebrate their heritage and comparing the publication of Ebony with discrimination at a swimming pool simply falls flat. The college fund is also not relevant. There are scholarships for all sorts of special groups including women. I don’t see what’s wrong with that. I was going to give a donation to the “Ohio Italian Daughters of Comedian’s Fund”, but now I am having second thoughts. lol

  74. VotingFemale says:

    Morning Rose!

    rose said

    There were white parents and kids who made very disparaging remarks to those kids based soley on their race.

    People “said” they said that… that is hearsay…
    So it is an allegation which I dismiss on the basis of lack of proof.

    However… the Statement of the Director of the swim club is not hearsay… and it was racist.

  75. VotingFemale says:

    I have been over on youtube commenting and teasing the Obamacrats over there on the anti-palin vids!

    Reminds of days past….

    Shoo little Obama mice! Shoo!!!!

    hahahahahahaha

  76. VotingFemale says:

    ohhh Obama is Lecturing folks in Ghana and acting like a big snot! luv it!

  77. rosehips says:

    vf, the little kid who was interviewed stated he heard the comments. That is not hearsay. You can raise a case that he is lying, but I don’t buy that. He said the kids and the parents made remarks about what the kids might do (like hurt them or steal from them). But regardless, the statement using the word “complexion” was either racist or very stupid.

  78. VotingFemale says:

    Like Jesse Jackson says…

    Obama be talkin’ down to black folks…

    must be his white genes…

    hahahahahahahahahahahaha

  79. VotingFemale says:

    Rose… when someone says they heard someone say something… that is hearsay.

    The theory of the rule excluding hearsay is that assertions made by human beings are often unreliable; such statements are often insincere, subject to flaws in memory and perception, or infected with errors in narration at the time they are given. The law therefore finds it necessary to subject this form of evidence to “scrutiny or analysis calculated to discover and expose in detail its possible weaknesses, and thus to enable the tribunal (judge or jury) to estimate it at no more than its actual value”.[3]

    Three tests are calculated to expose possible weaknesses in a statement:

    1. Assertions must be taken under oath
    2. Assertions must be made in front of the tribunal (judge or jury)
    3. Assertions must be subject to cross-examination.

    Assertions not subject to these three tests are (with some exceptions) prohibited insofar as they are offered testimonially (for the truth of what they assert).

  80. VotingFemale says:

    I heard Obama say he is not a natural born American.

    Since I say I heard that it must be true, according to your way of thinking, yes?

  81. rosehips says:

    sorry to disagree vf. I am studying law, as you know. Hearsay is what someone tells you someone said. If they make a statement, it is a statement and is not hearsay.

    hearsay: unverified, unofficial information gained or acquired from another and not part of one’s direct knowledge.

  82. rosehips says:

    the statement made by the little boy is not hearsay. It would be accepted in a court of law. If someone told him the swim club member said those things, it would be hearsay.

    If I was to testify, it would not be admitted because I gained the info second hand.

  83. VotingFemale says:

    I stand corrected on the term hearsay, rose and thank you for clarifying that legal term.

    What was said is still an allegation with no back up proof.

  84. rosehips says:

    and scratch my comment that says “if they make a statement, it is not hearsay”…hearsay can be a statement but if it is a first hand account it is not hearsay.

    okay, so where is belle????

  85. rosehips says:

    correct vf. If the people who the boy accused of making the comments denied them, it would be his word against theirs. I wonder who they would believe? If the boy can find others to corroborate, it will be weighed heavier.

  86. VotingFemale says:

    yeah… Belle… where are you???

  87. rosehips says:

    talk about racism….sheesh.

  88. VotingFemale says:

    correct, and they are not even identified…. and no one is even in a position to defend themselves.

    That is why I have a problem with the CNN coverage… it is sensationalism and using the kids as pawns for ratings…

    rosehips says

    correct vf. If the people who the boy accused of making the comments denied them, it would be his word against theirs. I wonder who they would believe? If the boy can find others to corroborate, it will be weighed heavier.

  89. rosehips says:

    my very first ireport. gosh, I feel nostagic. Who of us remembers that very first post???

    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-131791

  90. VotingFemale says:

    since when is a slam on a religion, racism?
    re: the vid you posted about the signage at that church.

    sheesh

    rosehips says

    talk about racism….sheesh.

  91. rosehips says:

    vf, I admit the interviewer really exploited that little boy’s tears. I think she did an excellent job. I would do the same.

    lol @ sensationalism. I’ve been watching a little bit of Fox News this week. I think I have that italian beauty’s butt implanted in my brain. lol

    maybe it will be incentive for me to get off of this computer. hahaha

  92. rosehips says:

    ok, vf. talk about religious bigotry then…

    I didn’t say “this is an example of racism” but you know what I mean….

  93. VotingFemale says:

    You posted…

    “talk about racism… sheesh” then post a vid about a slam on one religion by a different religion.

    That sort of stuff has gone on for 1000’s of years… not news… dog bites man stuff

    And when people sensationalize and overstate their case they weaken their cause…

  94. VotingFemale says:

    That was the case with that sign… and the case with most people commenting on the swim pool incident…

    cut the crap and get to the meat…

    I think Islam sucks… for Islamics. Pure Islam is Sharia Law…

    Anything less than Sharia Law is watered down Islam.

  95. rosehips says:

    point taken vf. Race and religion are two different things. Bigots come in different colors and religions. They hate for different reasons. Hating someone for thier skin color is one thing, hating a religion is another.
    I don’t like religious bigotry but I guess they have a right to express it.

  96. ohiobelle says:

    yawn…. good morning!!!!! Sorry that I slept in.

  97. VotingFemale says:

    Morning Sleepyhead!!!!

  98. ohiobelle says:

    Hello Rose & VF!!!!!!!!

  99. rosehips says:

    I’m not a fan of any religion. I don’t espouse Islam, nor Christianity.

    I would not put a sign up saying any religion is “of the devil.” I think that is designed to incite hatred. This I think is reprehensible.

  100. rosehips says:

    hey, hey belle. you made it!

  101. ohiobelle says:

    vf wrote: Morning Sleepyhead

    hahahah…. I need a tall glass of iced tea!

  102. ohiobelle says:

    I wouldn’t miss this for anything!

  103. ohiobelle says:

    The weather here sucks!! I waited all week to work in the yard and I think it’s going to pour down rain all day.

  104. rosehips says:

    I need another cup of coffee. I woke up at 2 am and there was a party going on in my yard. Luckily it broke up shortly after and I got back to sleep until 5 am. don’t want to lose my beauty sleep…

    belle, glad you were able to sleep in. You deserve it. You have been working way too hard. Will your ungodly schedule continue indefinately?

  105. ohiobelle says:

    vf wrote: ohhh Obama is Lecturing folks in Ghana and acting like a big snot! luv it!

    haha ya think we might get lucky enough and he’ll stay there forever… lol

  106. VotingFemale says:

    tall glass of iced tea!!! yummm!!!

    I brew iced tea one tall glass at a time…

    enough water at the bottom of the glass to take the tea bags (two each) the into the micro for 90 seconds till it boils… in goes the two tea bags… soak time is short… squeeze out the tea from the bags… add sugar and stir… add cold water… then add ice. All together about 2 minutes.

    yummm!!!

  107. rosehips says:

    belle, I hate when that happens. It’s been wet here for the past several days but no rain for at least a couple. My yard calls on this beautiful summer day. But I am going to neglect it for at least one more day. Get your daughter to mow the grass when the weather gets better.

  108. karmahd says:

    I outslept ya Ohio I just got up, yesssss 9.5 hours morning VF Rose SH Ohio, Samiam if you still here, And Arlene

  109. VotingFemale says:

    nahh… he likes wealth and needs peoples wealth to spread around… if he stayed over there he might actually have to do something…. and break a sweat.

    ohiobelle says

    vf wrote: ohhh Obama is Lecturing folks in Ghana and acting like a big snot! luv it!

    haha ya think we might get lucky enough and he’ll stay there forever… lol

  110. ohiobelle says:

    A party in your yard at 2 am????

    rose wrote: Will your ungodly schedule continue indefinately?

    I think it’s because I am new. I am assuming this can’t go on much longer… It’s more like hoping it won’t last much longer. I want to get back to 50 hour work weeks.

  111. rosehips says:

    I finally googled “bubble tea” after m2 spoke so much about it. It looks good but they say it’s not worth making at home. It’s too complicated. They recommend just going down to the coffee shop for some. It hasn’t been introduced to hicksville yet, i’m afraid.

  112. VotingFemale says:

    Morning Karma, you sleepyhead!

  113. rosehips says:

    karma!!! my man! how are you?

    karma, this just cracked me up when I read it:

    karma said: SamIam I pee standing up, (Naval base comment) night to all the patriots smart enough to see through the window, docking for the night, almost hit a dog on my way in here, swimming in circles chasing a floating Rose and a cat on a piling was watching the whole process. Interesting, very interesting.. Night all

  114. karmahd says:

    On Fox news now, the health care plan is going to include food we have to eat and going to the gym, so now the democrats are telling us what we can eat and that we have to go to the gym?????

  115. ohiobelle says:

    hello Karma!!!

    rose wrote: Get your daughter to mow the grass when the weather gets better.

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    She’s 15!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    15 year olds don’t do anything but lie and text… Sad but true.

  116. karmahd says:

    Morning ladies all, thanks Rose, it was just an observation from reading the comments from last night.

  117. VotingFemale says:

    lol Belle!

    I would enjoy watching you make her mow!

  118. ohiobelle says:

    15 year olds also watch nothing but MTV. I hate that station.

  119. rosehips says:

    yeah belle. the teenagers in this town have nowhere to go but here, it seems.

    Jonah just got home yesterday. He has been working for his dad during the week and when he gets home he invites a few friends over. Usually just a handful. I go to bed early and don’t really mind. They rarely get out of hand.

    Sometimes they get a little loud. I rarely have to go down and tell them to knock it off. They are pretty considerate. Jonah knows that if they keep me awake, they will not be able to hang out here.

  120. VotingFemale says:

    Good… I hope they include outlawing chocolate and Cola and hotdogs for the voter class…

    The more they try to pull this stuff the wiser people get to it…

    AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    karmahd says

    On Fox news now, the health care plan is going to include food we have to eat and going to the gym, so now the democrats are telling us what we can eat and that we have to go to the gym?????

  121. karmahd says:

    hey Belle just offer her a better data plan if she mows.

  122. rosehips says:

    haha, my plan is coming to fruition. Force preventative health on the masses. Yes it’s evil, but it will save the taxpayer’s money. But what of the added years to all our healthy lives? This will cost us more. If people don’t croak at 55 from heart disease and lung cancer, what are we to do?

  123. ohiobelle says:

    ahhhh…. rosehips, you are a better person than I am. I would never trust master manipulator to have just a “few” friends over. No way… lol

  124. rosehips says:

    In Cali a guy is trying to prohibit donuts from all government office parties.

    I am applying for a job with the California donut enforcement patrol. I will walk from gov’t office to gov’t office and sniff out any smuggled donuts. I hate to see all those donuts go to waste. I’m not sure what to do with them. Maybe I can sell them on the black market.

  125. ohiobelle says:

    Karma wrote: hey Belle just offer her a better data plan if she mows.

    She’ll get the kid next store to mow and tell me she did it. This is not a new thing with her. She’s been getting better but I still don’t trust her… my little master manipulator.

  126. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips, hahaha! I want to work with you at the California donut enforcement patrol…

  127. karmahd says:

    I do not want government telling me anything!! They have no right to force me to take heath care then tell me what to eat, then when to work out, they are creating a prison we are the prisoners.

    PS why is it such a big deal that Bama O Mama is in Africa?? He has his little gay reporter following him documenting HISTORY??? WTF

  128. rosehips says:

    well, belle. Jonah is 18 and he is a homebody. He prefers to stay home and have his friends come over. Most of the other parents probably don’t tolerate it. I don’t mind. I know where Jonah is. I prefer him to be here and not out on the roads with all the drunks. He has nice friends too.

  129. ohiobelle says:

    You guys don’t honestly believe Obama with get his health care plan passed???? No way it will not pass.

  130. karmahd says:

    gay reporter=AC(DC) Cooper

  131. VotingFemale says:

    I want Donut Czar job…

  132. ohiobelle says:

    karma wrote: gay reporter=AC(DC) Cooper

    lol!!! I liked him alot better when he covered the hurricanes. lol

    Donut Czar…. yesssssss….. just a matter of time.

  133. VotingFemale says:

    little Andy Cooper is so metro sexual… “I don’t know nuttin bout no basketball… whine whine”

  134. karmahd says:

    The health care plan will not pass as Ospenda wants it, it will be a bastardized bill where each politician will get a piece for his pocket, and it will be a cumbersome slow moving plan that will be totally ineffective, IE; any government run plan!!!

  135. rosehips says:

    karma, as a protest we can all refuse to work out and eat healthy. I will start making picket signs. Anyone have any suggestions?

    karma, I don’t think they can really tell us what to eat and what to do with our bodies but the latest news is that we are fatter this year than last. That is probably a sign of the economy. Empty calories are cheapest.

  136. ohiobelle says:

    Obamas approval ratings are too low to get health care passed and tax & spend never stood a chance. I honestly believe this.

  137. rosehips says:

    cool vf. belle and I will work for you. we will probably need to build some new prisons for all the offenders. Should we just throw the donut eaters in with the general prison population?

    vf wrote: I want Donut Czar job…

  138. ohiobelle says:

    rose wrote: as a protest we can all refuse to work out and eat healthy. I will start making picket signs. Anyone have any suggestions?

    I say we all dress up as junk food and write “Eat Me” on our picket signs…

  139. ohiobelle says:

    rose wrote: Should we just throw the donut eaters in with the general prison population?

    That is funny as hell… lol

  140. VotingFemale says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ohiobelle says

    I say we all dress up as junk food and write “Eat Me” on our picket signs…

  141. rosehips says:

    I think anderson is cute and I love the sexual tension they create between he and Erica Hill. That’s too cute.

    yeah, anderson is no jock. he wouldn’t know a basketball from a golf ball.

    I think ac was right about the palin spokeswoman. The sports analogies are a bit overplayed and not really that “spot on” in comparing Palin’s reasoning for resigning.

  142. VotingFemale says:

    Reduce Obama’s SNOOT PRINT!

  143. ohiobelle says:

    vf wrote: little Andy Cooper is so metro sexual…

    lol.. Isn’t his Mommy Gloria Vanderbilt??? I think so??

  144. rosehips says:

    belle…Outstanding!!!

    belle said: I say we all dress up as junk food and write “Eat Me” on our picket signs…

  145. VotingFemale says:

    Rose likes “elfen men” hahahahaha

    And I think Meg kicked Little Andy’s scrawy metrosexual ass!

    hahahahahahaha

  146. karmahd says:

    We are a fat nation, with high blood pressure, and a littany of mental issues, it is all based on society and what each individual feels is his/her place in that mix. Nobody is happy with where they are they all want more, more money, more power, more things. We are frigging messed up, look at the food in the restaurants that is pushed these days, fried meat, covered with gravy loaded with salt and wash it down with sugar water, and hey how bout a piece of sugar coated shit to for dessert! WE ARE LAZY, and the government is taking advantage of that lack of will and helplessness by controlling us via legislation. We deserve what we get if we do not stand up and say cut it the F out.

  147. rosehips says:

    yes belle, andy’s mom is Gloria Vanderbilt. I’m sure he was never allowed to hang out down at the basketball courts. He probably went to daycamp all summer and learned to make cool stuff out of popcicle sticks. Hahahaha

  148. ohiobelle says:

    I like the Eat Me picket signs. I will dress up as a Ho Ho… lol

  149. karmahd says:

    Excuse me ladies but AC/DC Cooper is a puss boy!!

  150. rosehips says:

    lol karma…I’m dying here. help me up bro!

    karma said: We are a fat nation, with high blood pressure, and a littany of mental issues, it is all based on society and what each individual feels is his/her place in that mix. Nobody is happy with where they are they all want more, more money, more power, more things. We are frigging messed up, look at the food in the restaurants that is pushed these days, fried meat, covered with gravy loaded with salt and wash it down with sugar water, and hey how bout a piece of sugar coated shit to for dessert! WE ARE LAZY, and the government is taking advantage of that lack of will and helplessness by controlling us via legislation. We deserve what we get if we do not stand up and say cut it the F out.

  151. karmahd says:

    OK who is going to be the Tomato

  152. ohiobelle says:

    Karma, I have high blood pressure and I am not fat or lazy. I don’t eat fast food and I don’t drink anything but iced tea, water and beer… lol

  153. rosehips says:

    and lol @ ho ho…belle don’t forget the lipstick.

  154. karmahd says:

    Let me get the Hoverhound for you Rose

  155. rosehips says:

    i will come as a chunk of tofu.

    T: To
    O: Obama
    F: Fuck
    U: Yeah U!!!!

    LOL

  156. ohiobelle says:

    rose wrote: and lol @ ho ho…belle don’t forget the lipstick.

    LMAO!! Oh I can see it now… lol

    Karma, Anderson probably had to stop with the hurricane coverage (which he was great at!!) because mommy wouldn’t let him have a cool job!

  157. rosehips says:

    oh my. I am getting irreverent. what is happening to me???

  158. ohiobelle says:

    rose wrote: chunk of tofu.

    T: To
    O: Obama
    F: Fuck
    U: Yeah U!!!!

    LOL

    OH MY GOD!! I JUST FELL ON THE FLOOR!! LOL HAHAH!

  159. karmahd says:

    Belle, in our time you will find out that high blood pressure is not heridatary, it is created by each individuals ability to not be able to process stress and frustration. The heridatary aspect is that it comes from nurture, IE; if you come from a family who loves to eat a lot of meat, you will eat a lot of meat, and on an on. I had high blood pressure for a time, I was playing 8 hours of tennis a day, and could run a marathon, I changed my outlook on life and my blood pressure dropped to below normal!

  160. rosehips says:

    and I know tofu is not junk food, but many people say it makes them sick….
    besides, I am contrary so I will come as I wish.

  161. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips wrote: oh my. I am getting irreverent. what is happening to me???

    Welcome to the dark side… lol

  162. karmahd says:

    Damn Rose that was funny!!

  163. rosehips says:

    maybe I should come as elephant ears of a funnel cake or indian fry bread…all popular foods around this area.

  164. karmahd says:

    AC/DC is S-faced

  165. VotingFemale says:

    yeah… Little Andy is a true Tea Bagger

    karmahd says

    Excuse me ladies but AC/DC Cooper is a puss boy!!

  166. VotingFemale says:

    Perhaps I will wear a Hostess Cupcake outfit…

    EAT ME!!!!

  167. rosehips says:

    holy cow. I don’t think ac is drunk. I think he took some meds. I wonder if they pulled him off air after that. Unbelievable!

  168. karmahd says:

    OK time to cut the grass again, every 5 days this time of the year or you loose sight of the house. Be back later…

  169. ohiobelle says:

    Karma wrote: I changed my outlook on life and my blood pressure dropped to below normal!

    I’ve been feeling alot better the past few weeks. I haven’t felt the need to take any medicine. I believe it was all stress related.

  170. rosehips says:

    ohhh vf. you’ll get sami all excited. lol

    vf wrote: Perhaps I will wear a Hostess Cupcake outfit…

    EAT ME!!!!

  171. ohiobelle says:

    I love the video!

    I think Anderson needs to go back to hurricanes.. I swear he was the best! lol

  172. rosehips says:

    karma, when you’re done come over to belle’s and my house!

  173. karmahd says:

    EWWW I like the eat the creamy centers of Hostess Cupcakes, Ok I got to go, think baseball think baseball think baseballl LOLOLOL

  174. ohiobelle says:

    Who wants to dress up as a ding dong?! lol

  175. rosehips says:

    karma, lol. I can picture that! hahahaha

    karma said: EWWW I like the eat the creamy centers of Hostess Cupcakes

  176. ohiobelle says:

    Karma, will you mow my lawn???? Nancy is under the deck waiting for you… lol

  177. rosehips says:

    ding dongs, ring dings, devil dogs, yo yo’s, ho ho’s, yodels, twinkies, funny bones, yankee doodles. have I missed anything? lol

  178. ohiobelle says:

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaha!!!!!!

    LOVE THE VIDEO!!!!

  179. ohiobelle says:

    Suzy Q’s, snowballs, mini muffins… maybe donettes?

  180. rosehips says:

    vf, lol @ ac working at the noose. what was up with that?

  181. ohiobelle says:

    I meant to include this..

    rosehips wrote: ding dongs, ring dings, devil dogs, yo yo’s, ho ho’s, yodels, twinkies, funny bones, yankee doodles. have I missed anything? lol

  182. VotingFemale says:

    Rose… apparently “The Noose” is a gay leather shop… Andy looks at home!

  183. ohiobelle says:

    What about fruit pies..

  184. rosehips says:

    ahh yes forgot the snowballs belle.

    I miss ring dings and devil dogs and yodels. We had those all the time growing up. They don’t have them out west although I think they have similar products with different names. Haven’t had any of that kind of cake in years, although I am not adverse to donuts. I just try to stay away from them unless I need a quick fix when I’m on the road. I like those little donut packs with coconut covered cake donuts…yum.

  185. ohiobelle says:

    vf wrote: Rose… apparently “The Noose” is a gay leather shop… Andy looks at home!

    hahahahaha…. I was thinking the same thing.. lol

  186. rosehips says:

    yes fruitpies…the junk food that makes you think you are being health conscious… They probably have twice the calories of the snack cakes.

  187. rosehips says:

    and I like chocolate covered donuts too.

  188. rosehips says:

    and I always thought cake donuts were healthier but my brother manages a Dunkin’ Donuts and he says the cake soaks up more oil than the glazed donuts do. So I stick to the stickies now.

  189. ohiobelle says:

    rosehips wrote: the junk food that makes you think you are being health conscious… They probably have twice the calories of the snack cakes.

    That would be granola bars. Very unhealthy!!

  190. ohiobelle says:

    I think we are on to something with our Eat Me campaign. Wouldn’t that be funny as hell if we all met for the first time dressed up as junk food with our eat me signs…. I think that’s how it was meant to be. lol

  191. rosehips says:

    yep belle. those granola bars are not healthy. They are loaded with sugar. I like the chocolate chip ones. yum.
    I think they are overpriced though and rarely buy any.
    I don’t keep sweets in my house very much at all. It makes going out for ice cream a big treat. I like ice cream, but don’t keep it in the house anymore. Life just isn’t enough fun anymore.

  192. ohiobelle says:

    Rose, try the Active Lifestyle chewy bars… the oats & peanut butter are sooooo goood!! I eat one every day for breakfast.

  193. rosehips says:

    belle, that would be hilarious. I would love for us to all meet up some day. What a riot that would be.

    belle said: I think we are on to something with our Eat Me campaign. Wouldn’t that be funny as hell if we all met for the first time dressed up as junk food with our eat me signs…. I think that’s how it was meant to be. lol

  194. ohiobelle says:

    I am not a big ice cream fan but I do like the skinny cow ice cream sandwiches… low fat and so good.

  195. rosehips says:

    belle are they in a green and white box? I tried some recently that they were promoting at Safeway and I got a coupon for them. They were supposedly healthier and they were so good.

  196. VotingFemale says:

    Cat Learns Obama wants to adopt her…

  197. ohiobelle says:

    rose wrote: belle, that would be hilarious. I would love for us to all meet up some day. What a riot that would be.

    hahaha! Rose, you are the one that was going to bail me and vf out.. lol Remember our prison break?? lol

  198. rosehips says:

    vf, love the chicken patrol vid! too funny. go chickens go!

  199. ohiobelle says:

    vf, hahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha hahahah!!!!!!! oh my god….. hahhaha!! I am crying! Great video!

  200. rosehips says:

    VF, you have been doubled over! that cat was too funny.

  201. rosehips says:

    belle, I’m a bit fuzzy on the prison break. What did you do again?

  202. ohiobelle says:

    That cats name must be Church.. the sweet little kitty from the movie Pet Cemetery.. lol

  203. rosehips says:

    correction: you have ME doubled over. lol

  204. rosehips says:

    vf is on the youtube prowl this morning. funny stuff girl.

  205. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips, maybe you were just going to throw me a bone and vf some commie chow.. Remember the R for RACIST?? lol

    Decide on your new tramp stamp?? lol

  206. ohiobelle says:

    vf, find me a video of Andersons coverage of past hurricanes.. lol

  207. rosehips says:

    yeah belle, maybe I should get a T.O.F.U tat…

  208. VotingFemale says:

    Belle… I think you missed this one…

    I posted it earlier this week for Sam (dog overboard) Henry!

  209. ohiobelle says:

    No Rose… How about “Rush is my Daddy”.. lol

  210. rosehips says:

    anderson was the MAN during Katrina. I hope he got some good awards for his coverage. He and Soledad Obrien I think did great jobs.

    I have to say that the coverage of Katrina had a huge impact on me. I hope we will never see anything like that again, but I fear we will.

  211. rosehips says:

    lol belle

    I ain’t no “Rushhog” lol

  212. ohiobelle says:

    I love it!!!!!!!

    The cat & dog at 1:30 in the video remind me of belle and vf… lol

  213. VotingFemale says:

    Cat – Dog @1:30

    wicked cute!

  214. ohiobelle says:

    Rose, you did not just say “Rushhog” ??? lol That is a great tat for you!!!!

  215. rosehips says:

    there’s a big swim meet going on a couple of blocks from my house. It’s with Canada. It’s an annual event. Last year we had the biggest wind storm ever and it blew over 13 huge trees in the park. All the Canadians have their tents pitched under the trees and there was a rumor that someone was killed by one of the trees, but luckily it was just a rumor.

  216. ohiobelle says:

    vf, lol!! It was us.. lol

  217. rosehips says:

    dog @ 1:30…belle on steroids. lol

  218. ohiobelle says:

    We are having a very bad storm here. It is so loud that I had to turn up the tv.. lol

  219. rosehips says:

    love the two at 1:59 too!

  220. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips wrote: belle on steroids.. lol

    Well belle isn’t that big but someday she might… lol

  221. ohiobelle says:

    I agree rose. What is that hairy white thing at :58? lol

  222. VotingFemale says:

    piss Obama off; turn lights on in the day time; leave refrigerator door open and go out side

  223. VotingFemale says:

    run AC with windows open

  224. rosehips says:

    just watch the first 15 seconds of this. my, what an attractive cat…

  225. rosehips says:

    lol vf…

    turn on sprinklers, go on vacation….

  226. VotingFemale says:

    Install a heated outdoor pool… run it at 90 degrees… and leave for the coast

  227. ohiobelle says:

    vf wrote: piss Obama off; turn lights on in the day time; leave refrigerator door open and go out side
    hahhahaha

    Rose, that cat is so ugly. lol
    vf, that is such a funny ass video!! lol

  228. rosehips says:

    keep your award winning 60,000 Christmas light display running 365/24/7

  229. rosehips says:

    take a road trip…visit 57 states in 57 days. lol

  230. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips wins!!!!!! lol

    I can’t stand those people that do that! lol

  231. VotingFemale says:

    Belle, in case you might not be aware…. embedding a youtube vid is way easy on comments…

    just find the youtube vid and copy its link and paste it into the comment… that’s it…

  232. rosehips says:

    how to piss off Michelle Obama:
    start a victory garden and grow mutant vegetables with chemical fertilizers and DDT.
    Make big catapult….launch veggies at White house organic garden. hahahha

  233. ohiobelle says:

    haha!! The lobster is standing there like he is surrendering.. lol claws in the air.. lol

  234. ohiobelle says:

    vf, I might have to do that. hmmm

    vf wrote: just find the youtube vid and copy its link and paste it into the comment… that’s it…

  235. ohiobelle says:

    How long do you think Michelle will continue calling the White House the White House?? She’s probably going to rename it something that doesn’t sound offensive.. lol

  236. rosehips says:

    belle, that is the “rocky” victory dance. that lobster is too cute. brb…gotta call PETA. heehee

    belle said: haha!! The lobster is standing there like he is surrendering.. lol claws in the air.. lol

  237. ohiobelle says:

    Watching the lobster made me hungry.. lol

  238. ohiobelle says:

    I have to run for a bit.. I am going to make something to eat.. maybe lobster.. lol

    I’ll be back soon.

  239. rosehips says:

    I want to plant watermelons. I can’t believe how expensive they are. I remember when you could buy them for 3 cents a lb.
    I planted spaghetti squash in my garden this year after buying one that cost nearly $8 a few months ago. I didn’t bother to weigh it and wasn’t thinking about the cost til I got to the register. holy cow, that’s expensive.

  240. rosehips says:

    belle, I gotta go too. It was way fun. Let’s do it again next week, or sooner!

  241. rosehips says:

    see you later vf, belle.

  242. VotingFemale says:

    watermelons need a long growing season

  243. rosehips says:

    vf, I have a friend in the mountains who grow them up north of here. You just need to choose the right variety and start them indoors.

    They are playing the national anthem over at the swimming pool. I should stand up. I will, but then I must go…will try to catch up later.

  244. VotingFemale says:

    laters belle and rose

  245. Rose as far as the video, with sign ISLAM IS FROM THE DEVIL (or something close). The way I see it, NO RACISM. Period. To say it is racism is ignorant. This statement is true, what comes from evil? the devil? HATE, Intollerance, Killing, etc etc etc.

    How about Islam, that religion says, teaches, instructs, KILL THE INFIDEL. Now, you might can call that racist. I mean you are an infidel. All westerners are infidels.

    There is a sign a man has on his land going up the interstate and it says, “go to church or the devil will get you”, well that might be completely true but for the most part it is.

    In other words, if you keep in constant chaos, tearing down, demoralizng, hating, killing, murder, abuse, etc. Then You become DESENSITISED to that behaviour. And what was horrible in the beginning after a while seems normal, ok.
    That is what Terrorist Training Camps Do.

    I gotta got, bbl, painting house, cleaning, kids everywhere, etc.

  246. SamHenry says:

    Good grief – lights on during the day? Are these people nuts? I shouldn’t have to swim all the way out here just to put lights out. That CAT must somehow be involved in this. That CAT will be the death of me yet.

    Back to shore for lunch.

    Dog overboard….

  247. SamHenry says:

    Good grief – almost killed by that damnable blabby Basset in that bassetmobile. She’s probably so engrossed in what she’s saying that she’s painting the kids and cleaning the yard. And that’s no LOL. We need a speed bump here y’all.

  248. karmahd says:

    I can see my pool I can see my p0ol, forgot I had one!! Grass done, time for fun, I will check back into Bloogwood later. See Ya’s

  249. arlenearmy says:

    VF” said (quoting the director):
    “There was concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion … and the atmosphere of the club,”

    ——–

    The key word: “a lot”. I think the director meant that it would disrupt the decorum & usual “setting” due to the overwhelming size (65 kids). Being real, Yes it would. The fault isn’t 1-sided. Director misjudged; but Creative Steps “trailed blazed” & should not had put those black kids in such a position. She didn’t use common sense. You just don’t bus in 65 black kids from a black neighborhood & dump ’em off into predominately white recreational area & expect no disruption. Especially in the present climate & this new era of Obama’s racial-related entitlements.

    I would not bring 65 of my black family members to a predominantly white restaurant (white neighborhood) all on the same day. That would be too radical & will turn into a spectacle.

  250. newsbird says:

    Hi everyone!
    WOW which topic was not covered here ??LOL

    I just dropped by to say a great report, VF!
    I think a lot of the Palin attacks is typical of the media but in this case since they cannot attack THE ONE they take it out on Palin. They have to have someone to tear apart or a scandal to chew on. That sells. The liberals must love it because they are still just as blood thirsty as they were during the shows in the Colosseum.

    In my blogs I am tearing apart Michelle Obama and her horrid fashion, also that she is pregnant. It is much more fun to tear her apart than to blog about something meaningful. I get the most hits on those articles as well. But the media of course is not going after Michelle and her horrible fashion sense or to speculate those dresses are actually maternity clothes.
    I also suspect the two Obama girls are adopted – they look nothing like their parents. And if Michelle is pregant, I suspect she has had many miscarriages in the past and she is waiting until the last minute to say anything about being pregnant. Oh it feels so good to tear someone apart!! And if feels so good to look at the Gallup polls and see Obama has now 36% disapproval rating with 6% being neutral. That can easily translate to 42 % disapproval.

  251. arlenearmy says:

    newsbird
    where’s your blog ? The one about Michelle.

  252. arlenearmy says:

    VF
    and other thing I wanna add is that Creative Steps had 2 adults to supervise the 65 kids. And when the 65 kids got off the bus, the 2 supervisors walked off after dumping the kids off. I ask anyone here if they ever baby-sitted 65 kids at 1 time.

    Since Arlen Spector wants to get involved, the question I ask is where does his grandkids go to swim?

  253. SamHenry says:

    Arlene – was just coming on to agree with you about how the swim club thing was handled on both sides. I can remember in the bd old days telling the young black girl who is like a daughter to me: Valerie, the reason I don’t take you to that place is not because you are not good enough but because the people that patronize that place aren’t good enough. I don’t want you hurt. So I’ve been there, done that Arlene.

    There is a major severe thunderstorm overhead at the moment so I will sign off for now. Pay attention to my words because from the looks of things, they may be my last.

    Well volunteering at the air show out. Volunteering for the breakfast tent supported by Rotary at the Geneseo fair was great – we were all singing old B’way show tunes badly. Fewer customers than in previous years. Breakfast by some standards was not cheap. An adult meal was pancakes, sausage, egg and home fries. MMMMMMM. On the way out stopped by the Episcopal Church food tent and got some pulled pork with coleslaw. MMMMMMMMMM. All of the Village Churches have food tents and there are annual favorites.

  254. arlenearmy says:

    bbl … Got to head out to the 912 project meeting.

  255. VotingFemale says:

    Arlene… yup… Creative Steps was obviously trail blazing. And yes the term “a lot” was there in the director’s statement. The racism baiting was apparent.

    And the kids were the ones who were pawns in all this… they just wanted to go swimming.

    There is plenty of blame to share on both sides.
    To say “Complexion” was code talk… and it was not missed.

    Arlene wrote,

    Creative Steps “trailed blazed” & should not had put those black kids in such a position. She didn’t use common sense. You just don’t bus in 65 black kids from a black neighborhood & dump ‘em off into predominately white recreational area & expect no disruption. Especially in the present climate & this new era of Obama’s racial-related entitlements.

  256. Lots to say here in just a moment, but SamHenry! where do you get those thoughts from???? hahaahahah!!!!

    Arlene, Honey you have missed your calling! Unless you are an attorney, if you are not, you should be! O I guess it’s the army (attention to detail!) Hadn’t thought of it that way, BUT, I would NOT take 65 WHITE kids and drop them off ANYWHERE-with two adults (that were not watching anyway) Even a neighborhood pool let alone a “club” pool. I hadn’t really watched the story completely, but assumed it was racist but after reading your comments, I don’t think racism is what happend (bad handling on both sides???), it’s just a ton of kids with No supervision, heck even if you have supervision, kids are bad. I know mine are! 🙂

    Now, Arlene I wish I could attend a 912 meeting around here. I will have to watch the network closer on that one. Or you can email me about it. Here I am on the 912, help a sister out if you can http://www.the912project.us/profile/Liberty4USA

    o and i didn’t use your comments on my Sarah Palin Post, but I probally should have included a spot about “being a quitter”. I might do that anyway. ttfn

  257. karmahd says:

    Newsbird left you a comment, where is everyone, all dogs and cats and roses overboard. Karma is always with you….

  258. SamHenry says:

    Newsbird: I do thing that malia looks a lot like her mother but is built like her father; I think Sasha harks back to her maternal grandmother. In any event, those two birth certificates SHOULD be easy to find.

  259. SamHenry says:

    Arlene, Karm, Newsbird Rose and THAT CAT – here is more Palin harassment news on CNN.com:

    More ethical complaints filed (2) “Although the governor would not have thought it possible, the latest complaint rises to a new level of absurdity in alleging that she has been paid for interviews that she has given to the news media,” Palin’s chief of staff Mike Nizich said in a release announcing the filing of the recent complaints.

    “The only saving grace in this recent episode is that it proves beyond any doubt the significance of the problem Alaska faces in the ‘new normal’ of political discourse,” Palin also said in Friday’s statement announcing the complaints. “I hope this will be a wake-up call – to legislators, to commentators and to citizens generally – that we need a much more civil and respectful dialogue that focuses on the best interests of the state, rather than the petty resentments of a few.”

    _________________________________

    It looks as if the left really wants to put her away and not let her get out and do her stuff and succeed. This is a VERY sad day in America. Whether you like Sarah Palin or not, to think that there are people out there that would use our legal system in this perverse way is chilling. And to suggest that news media is complicit – that is also not good. The media that do pay for stories clearly state that. It would be well for us to dig out those two complaints. Those filing them are probably fronts for someone or something else.

  260. Hi newsbird, by the looks of those links and Michelle being pregnant, it’s probally to try for a boy for the usurper. I’m surprised she got past all his boyfriends to get some action…(oops!)

  261. SamHenry says:

    Attacks on Palin continue – 2 new ethical complaints filed re Palin being paid for interviews:

    “Although the governor would not have thought it possible, the latest complaint rises to a new level of absurdity in alleging that she has been paid for interviews that she has given to the news media,” Palin’s chief of staff Mike Nizich said in a release announcing the filing of the recent complaints.

    “The only saving grace in this recent episode is that it proves beyond any doubt the significance of the problem Alaska faces in the ‘new normal’ of political discourse,” Palin also said in Friday’s statement announcing the complaints. “I hope this will be a wake-up call – to legislators, to commentators and to citizens generally – that we need a much more civil and respectful dialogue that focuses on the best interests of the state, rather than the petty resentments of a few.”

    ______________________________

    A sad day in the US when our legal system can be bogged down with this stuff and that politicos can clog the courts with their agenda. It would be well if they could ferret out the info an have it written up in the press but they don’t want that. They want Sarah Palin put away -off the media trail – DOA for the next election.

  262. SamHenry says:

    2 additional ethics violations filed against Sara Palin. If these people wanted to just expose her alledged wrongdoing, it could be handled in a news release. But they want to clog the courts and then really have her put away so that she is DOA for the next election.

    See Cnn Report for this info:

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

  263. SamHenry says:

    WG – about that pregnancy for Michelle – I had heard that some dermatologist had donated the sperm for the worm.

  264. SamHenry says:

    WG – the next time you speed through, would you honk first so that I can get out of the way? You got me in the tail this last time. Always good to see you “butt”….LOL – Haaaa Heeeeeeeee
    wahoooooo and eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh oh, yeaaaaaaaa.

  265. SamHenry says:

    One if the ethics violations was filed by…

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    In the wake of Governor Palin stepping down from her job, new allegations have surfaced today in Alaska charging Palin with additional violations of the Alaska Executive Ethics Act.

    Zane Henning — a conservative government watchdog from the governor’s hometown of Wasilla and an oilfield worker on Alaska’s North Slope — asserts in a letter to Alaska Attorney General Daniel S. Sullivan that Palin has “been charging and pocketing per diem to live in her home and has used the process for a personal gain since being elected.”
    See HuffyPost
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey-dunn/palin-hit-with-more-ethic_b_226667.html

  266. ohiobelle says:

    Hello everybody… in and out today. I am getting ready for fight night! Lesnar vs Mir.. It’s going to be an incredible fight!

  267. SamHenry says:

    Belle – so good to catch you. I hate talking to myself.

  268. ohiobelle says:

    hahaha… me too.

    Is Michelle pregnant?? Please tell me that is not true….

  269. newsbird says:

    wordpress is not the best for following up on comments – is there a way to order the comments last in, first out? I see comments in the order entered, first in first out – and VF gets so many comments by the time I check back I’m way behind with a response to any comments

  270. ohiobelle says:

    That’s all we need is another Obama running around.. lol

  271. ohiobelle says:

    Hello newsbird!

  272. ohiobelle says:

    Newsbird, we need to fix your profile so we can just click on your name to get to your blog. Do you know how to do that?

  273. newsbird says:

    Hi obiobelle!
    I never thought about that way..LOL
    I bet if she is pregnant they made sure it is a boy.

  274. SamHenry, Honk! Honk! Hello everyone!

    hahahahaahah

  275. ohiobelle says:

    newbird wrote: I bet if she is pregnant they made sure it is a boy.

    hahaha!! OMG! I couldn’t handle another Barry Obama running around. One is too much.. lol

  276. ohiobelle says:

    heeellllooo warrantone!

    Newsbird, Are you new to wordpress?? Anything I can help you out with?

  277. Foxwood says:

    Hey everyone. Just trying to get caught up on work around the house. I’m going to tape the fight tonight.

    I thought while I was gone, Rose was coming around. Then I saw where she did not read “Rules for Radicals” after she checked it out. I don’t know how we are ever going to indoctrinate her.

  278. ohiobelle says:

    HELLO FOX!!

    Fox wrote: Hey everyone. Just trying to get caught up on work around the house. I’m going to tape the fight tonight.

    I can’t wait to see the fights… I bet Lesnar will take Mir out early.

  279. ohiobelle says:

    Fox, it’s been a while so excuse the stupid question… I want to tell Newsbird how to underline her name but I forget how I did it.. lol Do you remember?

  280. Ok, the pregnancy thing. newsbird, if they did that preselection crap, that would really stink.

    SamHenry glad you posted it here so I can rant about it! haahah, that is the stupidest ethics complaint in the world. Ok, per diem monies!!!! hthathtahtha, that is a joke!

    There is very little money in per diem, that just goes to show you that the person filing the complaint has an agenda.

    All the people filing complaints have agendas and they are EVIL agenda’s.

    Also, those people (ones filing complaints) don’t Really care about Alaska because they are wasting State money.

    hopefully bbiam, SamH I hope the honk was enough to get your attention here….Because I can’t remember to honk everytime you get in the road girl!

  281. newsbird says:

    ohiobelle,
    I started about a month ago and learn new things every day. No – I don’t know how to link blogs. I have just saved links under IE Favorites

  282. ohiobelle says:

    Well welcome aboard newsbird!

    Don’t feel bad, I’ve been around for a little while and I am still trying to get you directions to link your blog. I need my kitty for this.. lol

    here kitty kitty kitty….. where’s vf?

  283. newsbird says:

    I have not yet seen VF – it’s her blog and she is out roaming elsewhere

    here kitty kitty…..

  284. newsbird, you better watch out being a bird and all! hahaahah at least i’m a basset and do after birds, but cats do! and maybe Black Labs.

  285. newsbird says:

    SH,
    doing a news article about some Palin ehtics issue or rumor, that will last only a few days, but with an offical ehtics violation charge they get several weeks to beat the idea into the sheeples heads.
    Do you remember how long the ethics probe took to clear her of wrong doing when she fired that cop?

  286. ohiobelle says:

    Okay I think this is how you do it. Under your profile type in http://newsbird.wordpress.com/
    where it says website. Make sure you click on update profile after you make the change. I think that’s it.

  287. newsbird, to make your name, newsbird link to your blog. Click on My Account, Edit Profile, scroll down to Contact Info on left and type your wordpress blog into the space beside website. bbiam

  288. Foxwood says:

    Belle, Bird,

    Add a website when you post a comment and the name will be underlined.

    Belle,
    I’d like to see Mir win, I like technical fights, but Lesnar is a beast. If I had to bet, I’d go with Lesnar. I will cheer for Mir.

  289. newsbird says:

    OB – let’s see – I did that

  290. newsbird says:

    hey it worked!! THNAK YOU!!!

  291. newsbird says:

    hey it worked!! THank YOU!!!

  292. ohiobelle says:

    GREAT!! That will make it much easier for you.

  293. ohiobelle says:

    When vf starts to get this many comments sometimes it slows down. After you comment and click on submit, hit the refresh button to speed things up.

  294. ohiobelle says:

    Foxwood wrote: I’d like to see Mir win, I like technical fights, but Lesnar is a beast. If I had to bet, I’d go with Lesnar. I will cheer for Mir.

    Mr Belle wants Mir but I still want the beast.. lol
    Lesnar walked into the arm bar on this first fight… he really has to prove himself tonight.

  295. newsbird says:

    OB thank you for pointing that out!

    Do you think the media is like Chinese water torture on Palin? The worst thing that happened to Palin IMO was Tina Frey looking just like her (well not as pretty) and she became a laughing stock for the country at SNL. Poeple will remember something like that a whole lot better than something they read about or saw in the news.

    I think Palin should not have pointed out that she is a victim…she needs to show power not weakness

    she should stay out for a few months and then come back like nothing happened but come back with some ideas on the economy or foreign policy that are better than Obama’s – being better than Obama should not be hard to do.

    The sheeple who are loyal Obama followers will never vote for her… they she Palin as a terrorist.

  296. Foxwood says:

    Who’d I miss? WG, SamH, Good afternoon.

    Been cleaning house, and canning beans and cucumbers. I would love to watch the fight tonight, but I have to grill in the morning. and mow tomorrow afternoon. I’ll record it and watch it tomorrow evening.

  297. ohiobelle says:

    Newsbird, The left only attack when they fear somebody. If I were Palin, I’d get right back on the saddle and keep doing what she does best… scares the hell out of the left wing nut jobs..lol

  298. ohiobelle says:

    Foxwood, If you can’t watch the fight tonight then I’d probably just wait until it’s free on Spike. $45 bucks is alot considering it will probably be free next weekend.

  299. Foxwood says:

    Belle said:
    “The left only attack when they fear somebody”

    Good point, and also an article I’m working on.

  300. Foxwood says:

    But If I tape it, I can watch it when I want… I got a lot of Tapes and DVDs on the shelf… 🙂

  301. rosehips says:

    belle, you ignorant bitch….there I attacked you. Now I must run away with fear that you will tackle me and submit me to cruel and unusual ‘tramp stampin'” Wheeee…..

  302. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips wrote: belle, you ignorant bitch….there I attacked you. Now I must run away with fear that you will tackle me and submit me to cruel and unusual ‘tramp stampin’” Wheeee…..

    You little ho ho tramp!! hahhahaha

    Hey my cupcake.. how are those eat me signs coming along? lol

  303. rosehips says:

    and a shout out to foxy and newsbird.

    and newsbird, since you are new here, let me tell you what is what. When vf is not around, I rule this blog, so you better be careful what you say because I am a liberal and you know we have sharp claws. Hahahahaha

  304. ohiobelle says:

    Fox, good point!

    Fox wrote: But If I tape it, I can watch it when I want… I got a lot of Tapes and DVDs on the shelf…

  305. Foxwood says:

    I hope that was sarcasm, Rose. I’ve been looking every were to see where Belle attacked you.

  306. rosehips says:

    belle, signs are going slow but my costume is coming right along. lol

  307. Foxwood says:

    OK… Was I duped?

  308. rosehips says:

    Sarcasm, who me foxy? Never!

  309. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips, lay off the booze… lol

    Rose wrote: and newsbird, since you are new here, let me tell you what is what. When vf is not around, I rule this blog, so you better be careful what you say because I am a liberal and you know we have sharp claws. Hahahahaha

    I WILL RELEASE PALIN ALL OVER YOUR LIBERAL ASS… LOLOLOL KEEP IT UP!

  310. Foxwood says:

    Guess I better lay off the Beam for the rest of the night.

  311. rosehips says:

    OHHHHH, belle. I am shivering. ca ca ca catch me if you can sarah. heeeeeeee

  312. newsbird says:

    rosehips, LOL a liberal grab – for power while VF is out – by a crab?

  313. ohiobelle says:

    Fox wrote: I hope that was sarcasm, Rose. I’ve been looking every were to see where Belle attacked you.

    See that is my point. Liberal nuts attack those they FEAR!!! FEAR ME ROSE!! FEAR ME!! HAHA

    If you guys didn’t figure it out.. we are only kidding around.

  314. rosehips says:

    news, you are a smart woman. you are catching on fast. You are a woman, right?

    news said: rosehips, LOL a liberal grab – for power while VF is out – by a crab?

  315. rosehips says:

    yes I am only kidding around about belle…except for the bitch part. Hahahahahaha

  316. Foxwood says:

    Well, Rose, us Horse/Asses are a little slow after a couple of shots of Jim Beam.

  317. ohiobelle says:

    Rose is the only liberal I can be friendly with… the rest can go away.

    Newsbird, Rose is getting a tramp stamp… yup..
    “Rushhog” will be all over her… haha

  318. all right now, everyone, settle down. When’s mom coming home? Anyone know?

    newsbird, I’m glad it worked for ya honey. Now, I must go check our your blog! haahhaha

    Yeah, you guys I wrote about their fear in my Sarah Palin post too.

  319. ohiobelle says:

    or better yet, “Rush Is My Daddy”.. lol

  320. rosehips says:

    np foxy. I know you wouldn’t put it past me to rag on a conservative bitch like belle with total sincerity. lol

  321. ohiobelle says:

    WG wrote: all right now, everyone, settle down. When’s mom coming home? Anyone know?

    hahaha.. that’s cute. Dunno about vf. I think she’s making a twinkie costume for our “Eat Me” campaign.. lol

    here kitty kitty kitty.. here kitty kitty kitty

  322. rosehips says:

    lol belle, if Rush is MY daddy, then who be yours?

  323. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips, God you are a hag!! Get ready for your “Rushhog”! I think I might tat “I luv Sean” on our arm.. hahaha

  324. rosehips says:

    and newsbird, just fyi… I actually enjoy being harrassed and abused by my conservative blogging friends. Just ask foxy…hahaha

    and I didn’t really like belle until the day she told me to go out and play in traffic. She really got my attention that day and we’ve been fast friends ever since. lol

  325. ohiobelle says:

    Rushhog wrote: lol belle, if Rush is MY daddy, then who be yours?

    hmmm…… Cheney?

  326. rosehips says:

    maybe it should be “Rushhag” then belle. lol

  327. ohiobelle says:

    hahahha Rushhag??? That’s funny as hell.

  328. rosehips says:

    Cheney your daddy? hahahaha
    Give a big kiss to your gay sister for me. hahaha

  329. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips, hahahah I remember that day that I told you to play in traffic… lol We were on iCry!! lol

    I still can’t believe that pissed you off.. lol

  330. rosehips says:

    jonah wants me to show him how to sew a button back on his pants. I better go while he is receptive to learning.

    bbl

  331. Foxwood says:

    Rushhog is out.

    I just got Palin Pusher on my ass.

  332. rosehips says:

    pissed me off? belle, I thought it was hysterical girl!
    (I was just pretending to be offended. heehee)

  333. ohiobelle says:

    Richard Bruce “Dick” Cheney my daddy..

    I’ll give her tongue for you! lol

  334. rosehips says:

    HAH belle, you are too too funny.

    belle said: I’ll give her tongue for you! lol

  335. ohiobelle says:

    Foxwood wrote: I just got Palin Pusher on my ass.

    hahahahhahahahahahah!!!!!!!! That’s great!

  336. ohiobelle says:

    Guys, we’ve scared Newsbird!! He/She probably thinks we are idiots. VF is going to kill us.. lol

  337. Foxwood says:

    It’s something to look at when I have my plumbers butt going. Well, that and the thong.

  338. ohiobelle says:

    This reminds me of that song… who let the dogs out.. haha

    Avatars Gone Wild!!

  339. rosehips says:

    well, that was easy. the boy can sew buttons now. hallalujah!

  340. rosehips says:

    when the cat’s away the doggies, crabs and asses will play. wheeeeeeee.

  341. Foxwood says:

    Birdy, birdy in the sky,
    why’d you do that in my eye?

  342. ohiobelle says:

    Okay I am mixing drinks for later. You guys have got to try this.

    I took 3 bottles of miller light, 1 12oz frozen limeade and 12oz of the cheapest vodka I could find and I mixed it all together. It’s soooo good! Once I emptied the limeade into the pitcher, I used the empty limeade container and filled it with the vodka to measure 12 oz. You’ve got to all make this at home.

  343. rosehips says:

    I think newsy is scared of me. boo hoo hoo.

    newsy, please don’t tattle on us, k?

  344. ohiobelle says:

    Fox wrote: Birdy, birdy in the sky,
    why’d you do that in my eye?

    hahahhaha!!!

  345. newsbird says:

    OB – no you are all funny as hell – twinkie costume I think that is the funniest thing I have hear about Obama politics – that is what you meant, right?
    I think he should tax softdrinks, and twinkies – spam also (virtual and real spam)

  346. ohiobelle says:

    Rose wrote: when the cat’s away the doggies, crabs and asses will play.

    I love it! She’s still going to kill us. lol

  347. Foxwood says:

    It’s just Beam or Guinness for me. I get a haddock if I drink anything else. I swear, I keep throwing them fish out.

  348. arlenearmy says:

    Rose:
    You drinking the hard stuff?

    I like the way newsbird thinks & writes.

  349. rosehips says:

    belle, I am teetotaling it these days. No drinking for me. I’m not sure I would like that combo though….

  350. newsbird says:

    OB – I guess my bird only shows up when the kitty is gone

  351. ohiobelle says:

    Newsbird wrote: OB – no you are all funny as hell – twinkie costume I think that is the funniest thing I have heard about Obama politics – that is what you meant, right?

    Yup. Rose is going to dress up as a ding dong with lipstick. lol

  352. arlenearmy says:

    newsbird,
    you have moderation activated on your blog. I left comment. But it says that its waiting for approval.

  353. Foxwood says:

    I make sperducken one year. I didn’t have any turkey.

    You take a chicken and put in some spam, Then you put the chicken in the duck. It’s deceptively good.

  354. rosehips says:

    hey arlene…no sober as a judge here. just getting a little carried away. It’s only 2:45 in the afternoon…

  355. karmahd says:

    Run Karma is here head for the hills!!! Mir, St Pierre, and Jacobs, second fight is s toss up that kid is strong!!

  356. ohiobelle says:

    Hello Arlene! Everybody should join us on our “Eat Me” campaign. I am going as a ho ho and Rose a ding dong… lol

  357. rosehips says:

    a ding dong belle…then what should I do with this big T.O.F.U. costume? hahaha

  358. SamHenry says:

    SamHenry selfspeak “This is a really tough gathering today – lots of bitch baiting and such and that kindly FOX putting up with all of it. I’m just going to crawl toward the bow and ….

    Dog overboard….

  359. arlenearmy says:

    I just got back from 912 project meeting. So Im trying to catch up on my patriotic duties.

  360. rosehips says:

    hey karma, join the fun!

    dang I can’t stay much longer. I’ve already blown off a meeting today and I am supposed to go to a dinner with a reggae band.

  361. ohiobelle says:

    You should write

    T: To
    O: Obama
    F: Fuck
    U: U

    on the back of your costume.. lol

  362. Foxwood says:

    St. Pierre is pretty good anymore. As many Cajuns there are around here, you’d think I’d go for him. He’ll probably win anyway.

  363. rosehips says:

    sh, c’mon bitch…it’s all for fun girl!

  364. arlenearmy says:

    Warrant:
    The 912 project website is dragging to a crawl. I tried to sign in to get to your 912 page. I will keep trying.

  365. ohiobelle says:

    Fox, St. Pierre is going to win against Thiago… Mr Belle thinks Thiago is going to win.. we’ll see.

  366. rosehips says:

    karma, where’d you go? reading all of the days comments? hahaha you will be rolling boyfriend! hahahaha

  367. Foxwood says:

    What? no comments on the Cajun Cuisine?

    Spurducken is like a Turducken, but no turkey, and spam to replace the turkey.

    Delicious.

  368. ohiobelle says:

    Hello Karma!! Lesnar is going to crush Mir… C’mon now.

  369. karmahd says:

    St Pierre, is very fast, the other kid has hands of stone and is a stud, he might walk through St. Pierre, but that is why they ring the bell. Mir and Lesner should be fun but might be short, Lesner is a frigging animal, and a stud wrestler, but Mir is probably one of the best fighters in the MMA, so I wish I was going to see the fights, but the GF would never go for it.

  370. rosehips says:

    arlene, was the meeting good?

    what the hell? Is everybody into the fight? Is it a boxing match or wrestling?

    rosehips<—-liberal non-fight fan. ;-(

  371. rosehips says:

    I am going to make a tofurky and give it to the first lady. lol

  372. Foxwood says:

    It’s a boxing, wrasling, martial artsy thing.

  373. karmahd says:

    Ohio do not sell Mir short, he has taken down many a big man, granted Lesner is a real real real big man and part ape, but Mir is one tough SOB too, but if Lesner hits him it is over.

  374. SamHenry says:

    Well, crab claws, I’m not a bitch but I don’t have balls either – you dig? Ask INFOADDICT about what she did to me. You are all watching the fight and I don’t know about it. I’m not a big fight watcher. I like sappy Lifetime movies. What can I say? Does that make me a limp-pawed dog?

  375. rosehips says:

    well, I guess if the talk is going to be all about wrestling, that is my cue. I should get back to work so I can be guiltfree later…

  376. karmahd says:

    Got to roll, chores to do once again, MMA is mixed martial arts, very high level shute fighting, the best athletes in the world by far.

  377. Foxwood says:

    Mir is technical. I like that. He has some good locks. But your right Karma, if Brock hits Frank, it’s over.

  378. rosehips says:

    sh, you and me both. and sorry about the bitch comment. I am such a bitch sometime. You, on the other hand are never one, at least not that I am aware of. 😉

    sh said: I don’t know about it. I’m not a big fight watcher

  379. ohiobelle says:

    Karma wrote: MMA is mixed martial arts, very high level shute fighting, the best athletes in the world by far.

    IT’S THE BEST!!! We love fight nights.

    I would love to see O’Reilly take on Barney Fudd… I’d pay to see that fight as well. lol

  380. ohiobelle says:

    See how I turned to conversation from fights to politics.. it’s that easy… haha

  381. SamHenry says:

    Thank you, Crabheart, I’ll follow you into hell for that chracterization of my person – Dog and Infoaddict.

    The real, not the virtual, SamHenry and the Real but Cyber INFOADDICT have to go get dinner. Sam has been barking at me; Imp has been pulling at the cuff of my pants. I’ll try to get back later. Glad you are back, FOX – Belle, Arlene, NewsBird – enjoy the fight. Karma and VF and Lisa and M2 wherever you are, goodnight.

  382. Foxwood says:

    If Lesner hits Mir…

  383. ohiobelle says:

    SH wrote: I like sappy Lifetime movies. What can I say? Does that make me a limp-pawed dog?

    ahhhh… no it doesn’t make you a limp-pawed dog.. lol

  384. Foxwood says:

    I bet Lesner is a COMMIE LIB!

  385. SamHenry says:

    Thanks for your canine compassion, Belle. And I’ve saved your drink recipe in case canine compassion no longer has 100% healing power and I need to visit the hops and barley!

  386. ohiobelle says:

    hahahahahaha!!! Fox I love the song!

    Nobody becomes a great fighter without losing a couple of fights. Mir will face that reality tonight.

  387. ohiobelle says:

    SH wrote: Thanks for your canine compassion, Belle. And I’ve saved your drink recipe in case canine compassion no longer has 100% healing power and I need to visit the hops and barley!

    I must warn you.. drink at your own risk. I’ve only had a small glass and I’m starting to feel a little buzzed…. buzzz buzzzz oh no bumblebelle is back.. lol

  388. ohiobelle says:

    Fox wrote: I bet Lesner is a COMMIE LIB!

    Is that because he looks like the commie from Rocky.. lol

  389. SamHenry says:

    Belle – buzzzzz doessss the job – no complaints – no ethics to it!

  390. SamHenry says:

    Dogs are literally dragging me away — Later my friends – will miss youuuuuuuuu

  391. Foxwood says:

    Someone asked when it would go from MMA to politics… Hence, Lesner is a COMMIE LIB!

  392. Foxwood says:

    MAN, The man is a MONSTER!

  393. ohiobelle says:

    later SH.

    Rose, sorry to turn the conversation to fights. I thought you knew that Mr Belle used to be a fighter in the MMA. We try to never miss the fights.

    I’ve got alot to do for tonight. I will check back later. It’s been fun…

  394. ohiobelle says:

    hhahahah… Lesnar is a monster… lol

  395. SamHenry says:

    Belle – What is MMA?

  396. newsbird says:

    SH I sure dont know – I had to look up even Mac Daddy and the definition was Obama LOL
    all sites are really slow – I wonder if I have messed up my Vista or too many people online

  397. SamHenry says:

    I figured it out – MMA – Mixed Martial Arts Duuuh! Back to projects for the evening.

  398. SamHenry says:

    Newsbird – thanks for trying to help. You remind me of my alter ego – INFOADDICT on iReport. Although I must say SamHenry is an info hound.

    I left a comment on your blog. It is a very good blog. I have one but I just don’t want to manage a site as such and I don’t want to spend a lot of time managing one – so I use it as a banner page.

  399. samhenry says:

    Everyone is drinking beer and watching the fight.
    What does a dog do with the rest of the night.
    A book seems mild and antiquated by comparison
    Perhaps I’ll spin old tunes of G. Harrison
    Think of being with Ravi Shankar
    And imagine myself a dog in car!
    Singing, laughing and playing sitar.

    AVAST, BASSET!

  400. drats! sh, I had a whole blog here and just capputted it”!

  401. ok, here, I’ll try to “go there again”. argh.

    There is nothing wrong with reading a book, I remember the days as I neared the end of the book I would start looking for another to take it’s place. Since marriage and family those book days are gone (except I have read a few and an reading one now I want to create a post about).

    I will one day, because I’m holding my place in the book for fear I’ll never find it again and it speaks to our political situation of these days.

  402. hey that guy that just showed reminds me what I would imagine indycoltsfan would look like. (george harrison)??

  403. what kind of instruments are those?

  404. Foxwood says:

    Just need a hookah smoking caterpillar to join you.

  405. ooooo, that is why his name sounds so familiar…hahah The Beatles….and looking at him further, yes. indycoltsfan! hahaah

  406. ohiobelle says:

    SH, I’m sorry I didn’t answer your question. I must’ve logged off before you asked that question. Looks like you figured out the answer.. lol

    MMA is mixed martial arts.

  407. samhenry says:

    Fox – basset – I had thought you would both be watching the fights. I went over to visit Morb because it was so quiet here. He was, I guess, watching the fights too. Glad you are here – even you, dippity doo da dog.

  408. samhenry says:

    Saved by the Belle!

  409. samhenry says:

    WG – the instruments are sitars – from India. That is the word in the last line of my poem. I have to drive an atv and go far off the road to find somewhere and something you don’t already know about. I just I finally did.

  410. samhenry says:

    Who won the fight?

  411. newsbird says:

    Hot off the press: Plain will jump right back into national politics – she will not seek senate seat
    she will stump for anyone who has the same values as she does
    WELCOME BACK SARAH!!

  412. ohiobelle says:

    SH wrote: Saved by the Belle!

    haha.. ding ding…. If you get a chance, turn on Spike channel. They are showing the 10 best UFC fights. You might really like it.

  413. ohiobelle says:

    SH, the fights aren’t on until 10:00. We are watching fights on Spike channel.

    Newsbird, Good for Palin!!! I love her!!

  414. samhenry says:

    NewsBird

    Where did you see/read this. I’d love to read the whole thing?

  415. SH, Thanks for the lesson in musical instruments! hahaha

    I used to play a 12 string myself…Where does the time go? ah ha! Youth is fleeting…

  416. ohiobelle says:

    Okay 15 minutes until fight time. I should warn Fox now that I will come back after Lesnar fights and tell you who won.

    Fox, if you do not want to know then please tell me. I will not say anthing if you don’t want to know… it will be hard but I won’t ruin it for you… lol

    I’ll check back soon.

  417. newsbird says:

    I have the link to it in my latest blog

  418. samhenry says:

    WG – Music stays with us whether we have the instrument in hand or not. I used to play a bad cello but what it taught me was the feeling of playing one and an appreciation for the difficulties to be overcome to play well. So the enjoyment continues and I am sure it is the same for you oh bounteous, beautiful-soul in a Basset.

    Belle – If I am not here when you get back, I will scroll tomorrow for the answer. I have to go to bed early to get up early to start flipping pancakes at 7:00 for the masses. Enjoy the fight and I assume more MMA runs on Spike that I can tune into and will do. Enjoy.

    Nite FOX and thanks for Jefferson Airplane.

    Night NewsBird

  419. ohiobelle says:

    Have a good night SH. It was great talking to you.

  420. ohiobelle says:

    Newsbird, it was great talking to you today! I am glad you joined the crew. I will talk to you soon.

  421. newsbird says:

    Good nite all! I am so excited about Sarah coming back – I was so wrong thinking she should take time out.

    I wonder what attitude the media will have. Sarah on a stump can’t do anything wrong IMO. She is a dynamo and attracts people like a magnet.

  422. good nite SH and hey I like that chubby little bird! hahaah

    glad the mma was still close by, because I thought ya’ll meant mma was something bho was doing! hahhaahah

    now I realize that must be the fight you guys are all talking about !!! oh slow me, ,,,haahhaah

  423. Foxwood says:

    Hey Belle, I decided to watch. I’m working on my article also. I was going to do a blow for blow, but I couldn’t find Cheech and Chong’s “Championship Wrestling” track. It would have been classic.

  424. Foxwood says:

    I’m interested in this first match. I just love to see good judo throws.

  425. Foxwood says:

    Mario Yamasaki, Hmmmmm… His mother must of been Italian.

  426. Foxwood says:

    Ewww! Right to the nuggets.

  427. ohiobelle says:

    Oh my goodness… Belcher should’ve won that one!!

  428. ohiobelle says:

    That was a nugget shot… lol

  429. ohiobelle says:

    I am taking Bisping on this one…

  430. arlenearmy says:

    newsbird said:
    “Hot off the press: Plain will jump right back into national politics – she will not seek senate seat”

    ——

    Palin can easily win a senate seat. Al Franken has lowered the bar. Palin should be in the White House.

  431. ohiobelle says:

    Hello Arlene!

    Ground & pound pride fighter Dan Henderson just killed my guy!! He needs anger management!! lol

  432. ohiobelle says:

    Okay Fox….. I am taking St Pierre on this fight!!! This is going to be one of the best fights of the night!!

  433. Foxwood says:

    I have to go with you on GSP. He’s just too well rounded.

    And Henderson!!! That was one to grow on.

  434. ohiobelle says:

    GSP is looking great!! Round 4!!

  435. Foxwood says:

    Round 5

    GSP has it on points.

  436. Foxwood says:

    I liked Matt Hughes, but he was to one dimentional.

  437. Foxwood says:

    Put a fork in him Teago is done.

  438. ohiobelle says:

    That was a great fight!! Pierre won and Alves is a winner for giving him the respect he’s earned!! One of the best fights I’ve seen ever!!

  439. ohiobelle says:

    Matt Hughes is my favorite fighter!!! I love him to death.

    Alves lost with pride. He’s earned my respect tonight.

  440. ohiobelle says:

    Oh My God!!!!

    Lesnar fight is now??? WOW!!! I think Lesnar will crush Mir in 1 min 60 sec…

  441. Foxwood says:

    The right needs to learn to fight. The left plays the dirty game.
    http://animal-farm.us/obama/dirty-game-517

  442. Foxwood says:

    I hope Mir wins it, but if I had to bet, Lesnar will have a knockout.

  443. ohiobelle says:

    Fox wrote: I liked Matt Hughes, but he was to one dimentional.

    It’s because Matt loves wrasling!!!!

  444. Foxwood says:

    Here comes “the next big thing”!

  445. ohiobelle says:

    Okay Fox, here we go… you take Mir and I’ll take Lesnar….. lol

  446. Foxwood says:

    Fight ends 2:42 in the 1st round.

  447. ohiobelle says:

    Oh my god!!!! Lesnar looks great!!!! This is going to be an awesome fight!! I’ll check in after the fight!

  448. karmahd says:

    Karma is 2 for 2, lets see if Mir can take the Bull Dozer, me thinks he can!!

  449. Foxwood says:

    So much for that prediction.

  450. ohiobelle says:

    Oh my god!! Round 2! Mir is going to get killed!

  451. Foxwood says:

    He’s just telling them He’s #1.

  452. ohiobelle says:

    LESNAR WINS!!!!! THAT WAS GREAT!! MIR WILL SPEND MUCH TIME IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER TONIGHT!

  453. Foxwood says:

    Who’s going to take this guy out?

  454. ohiobelle says:

    BROCK LESNAR IS AWESOME!!

  455. Foxwood says:

    Well, I’ll watch the rest of the fights tomorrow. I didn’t think it would go the distance.

  456. Foxwood says:

    I was surprised it went beyond the first.

  457. ohiobelle says:

    Nobody will take Lesnar out… lol

    I take Thiago for this fight!!!

  458. ohiobelle says:

    Okay.. I am logging off as well.

    I’ll talk to you tomorrow. Night Fox!

    It’s been a great night!

  459. karmahd says:

    OK 2 for 3, Lesnor was pissed from what I am reading I did not see the fight, but did he cheap shot Mir in the back of the head 6 times before the ref took a point. I hear that dazed Mir pretty good. Ohio/Fox give me a play by play.

  460. ohiobelle says:

    Karma, I’ll stay on for one more fight.. Thiago will crush Fitch… I’ll be back.

  461. Foxwood says:

    Fitch will win it, but I got to go to bed. I’ll check in tomorrow.

  462. Foxwood says:

    Sorry Karma, I didn’t see you get on. Mir pretty much ate alot of leather.

  463. karmahd says:

    Not leather lunch boxes!! The man is a beast, you would need a 45 10 shot clip to stop the bear! He is just tooooo strong, and I did read an article on Lesners experience, and he had it hands down over Mir, he knows when to bring it to the stage from his career in professional wrestling, and his college years, and Olympics (right), this was a walk in the park for someone that strong. I do hope the shots to the back of the head were the reason for the win. Remember I did not see the fight. Big DUDE Lesner, stud in a non gay way!!

  464. ohiobelle says:

    Fitch won that fight! Great fight by JF.

    Good night Karma.. I will talk to you tomorrow.

  465. karmahd says:

    correction: I do hope the shots to the back of Mirs head were NOT the reason Lesner won the fight

  466. Foxwood says:

    It looked like he got alot of shots to the back of the head, but he wasn’t called for it. It wouldn’t have mattered. He had Mir pinned and no way out. Lesnar has learned some new tricks to keep the jujitsu out of the fight.

  467. Foxwood says:

    I really got to hit the sack. Got to grill and mow. Later guys.

    And the right needs to learn to fight. The left plays the dirty game.
    http://animal-farm.us/obama/dirty-game-517

  468. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning to everyone and hope this is a great day on the blogosphere. I will be busy trying to round up some illegal Canadians who are trying to escape their Socialized Medicine and jump on our Free Health Care for aliens program.
    I have also concluded that the Private Swim Club is not guilty of Racism as reported. I hope that puts this issue to rest for anyone who has doubts.

    I may be at the Comedy Club in Cleveland this coming Saturday as a stand in. ( come on inbetween real comedians) I am trying to get a buddy of mine to video tape it and I am going to put together materials I have gleaned from this blog ( not naming blog or individuals of course).
    I think you will find the tree hugging liberal boo’s very interesting as I do the Putin to Obama montage. There will be a dose of Point counter Point in which some poor Liberal Wife will be referred to as Jane you tree hugging simple mind sl@t. The video should be 8 to 10 minuets long if not ripped from the hands of the camera man. This is after all Lebron James town. Hope you have heard of the incident in which he was dunked over by a college player and all video camera’s were taken away to censor the act. In the mean time I will be away most of the day. I will be back on once all the Canadian’s are sent packing. Cheers 🙂

  469. samiam60 says:

    Rose I attempted to hug a tree today in your honor but as I approached I had a nature call and o’well sorry tree. 😦

  470. samiam60 says:

    Here is an interesting off topic report on a ban for smoking in our military.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/12/military.smoking.ban/index.html

    I wonder if a study has been done to see if War is a health hazard. Hmmmm, just a thought.

  471. VotingFemale says:

    Morning Samiam!

    No Smoking?

    That is not right!

  472. VotingFemale says:

    Another Socialist “We Will Control You” Effort for which they will get kicked to the curb.

    These Socialist Morons “Think” they have a “right” to dictate every aspect of other people’s lives.

    And that… K-Mart shoppers is what will shut them down.

    MMMWWWAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Go For it Obama!!!! HA HA HA

  473. Foxwood says:

    Hey Sami, I hope your not going to make fun about my knuckle dragging. I earned those callouses for my gender.

  474. Foxwood says:

    Time to make the coffee.

  475. rosehips says:

    good morning peeps. Looks like the fight was a real knock down. I hope y’all got your money’s worth. I think I’d be disappointed if a fight that I paid for ended so early.

    Did VF get a chance to scroll way up and see the mischief we got into yesterday? lol

  476. Foxwood says:

    I used to pay for Mike Tyson fights. When the fights started lasting 30 seconds, I just read the papers the next day.

  477. Foxwood says:

    Shhhhhh! Rose! VF hasn’t found out about the pole dancing incident yet.

  478. rosehips says:

    oh foxy. you are refreshingly naive. heehee Don’t you realize VF sees everything? “Je vois tout.”

  479. VotingFemale says:

    I am here! Just finishing up the new blogpost… will be done soon!

    Good Morning to ALL!!! 🙂

  480. VotingFemale says:

    and yes… I saw what naughty mice were up to while I was away… tisk lol

  481. samhenry says:

    Sami, FOX, VF and that Tattle Tale Crab! I came home from pancake breakfast early with headache, etc. With high blood pressure I don’t fool around. That will Ax the Air Show. It is a beautiful day here – pleasant temps – a little breezy. A neighbor coming through the pancake line said I should be a landscape designer for what I did in my yard. Good to hear. I planted 88 bushes and 14 trees.

  482. rosehips says:

    sh, impressive!
    My neighbors walk by my house, look at my lawn, and start humming “Jungle Love.” I tell them “the mower’s in the shop.” hahaha

    sh said: A neighbor coming through the pancake line said I should be a landscape designer for what I did in my yard. Good to hear. I planted 88 bushes and 14 trees.

  483. rosehips says:

    and sorry you’ll miss the air show. Do take care…

  484. samhenry says:

    Thanks, crabcakes, I am in a dark room typing at the computer – I should be resting but not while there is blogaction.

  485. Ben says:

    In the following post I advance the idea the Dems lost the moral ground to even start on their Palin bashing even as they continue with it.

    http://anamericanidiot.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/its-time-to-end-the-palin-bashing/

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