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American The Beautiful
Proud American who is ashamed of my former party
Interests: talk radio, fishing, news, bowling, politics, shooting, helping others., reading the morning paper, discussing with friends and foes, simple vacations, making fun of republickscum, waking up democrats, spreading the truth, making fun of whacko righties
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Mar 16, 2010
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. . Martin Luther King Jr.: 'Life's Most Persistent And Urgent Question Is: What Are You Doing For Others?' . Martin Luther King, Jr., said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" On Monday, in his honor, we're asked to lift our sights beyond our immediate circle of family and friends, and help contribute to something larger than our own lives. . Huffington Post Impact has put together a comprehensive list of links to donate and get involved in relief efforts for victims of Tuesday's devastating earthquake. You can also go to The Goods:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2010 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c Haiti Earthquake Reactions www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Crisis . We all owe Jon Stewart a big thank you, a huge "attaboy" for his constant and emotional outing of lies, liars and scoundrels. Sure, he's a comic and a damn good one, but Jon has a heart and a sense of right vs. wrong and his mother and father must have really given him a great moral compass, as he just keeps saying and showing things that others run from. I am personally grateful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2010 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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*** “Harry Reid comes off as a weak little man who is probably too timid to make things happen in the austere, uppity Senate of the United States.” Well, that's how I've viewed him for some time now. His nice, Mormon way of things seems too "soft" for the job, or so I thought. Lately, he played a really good game of politics with the Health Care mess and seems to keep the disorganized Democraps in some type of group. So, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt, overall. . Now comes a book that some say makes him... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2010 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. Using Double Standard, Conservatives Claim No Terrorist Attacks Happened Under Bush . As the Wonk Room’s Matt Duss has been pointing out, conservatives and hawks are falling all over themselves to hail the failed Christmas Day bombing as a “success.” “This was — this was an attack that didn’t succeed on the scale it was expected to but did succeed,” said Brit Hume on Fox News. . At the same time, conservatives seeking to exploit the attempted attack for political advantage have been contrasting Obama’s record on terrorism with President Bush’s, claiming that the last administration “had a 100... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2010 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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What a way to start the new year: TeaBaggers again! . Isn’t it enough that the Party Of No has pretty much changed the electrical charge of our world from positive to negative? Now they and their vile splinter group are back furthering the cause of negativity. Is it wrong to wish that somehow a galactic whirlwind would strike the earth and take away Sen. DeMint, that twisted woman from Minnesota, Michelle Bachmann, zap to some other world the likes of Dick Cheney, and as if by some miracle, take the TeaBaggers to a planet far, far away where they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2010 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. Isn't it weird that Mexico City is about to make gays and lesbians "equal" citizens" while California (to the North) rejects the concept of equal rights for all? While all of Mexico (as a country) is not opening the equality door, Mexico City is! Most Americans see California as the very left-most area of our nation and I guess that is not the case. The Mexicans in Mexico City are more progressive than our Commie-Socialist California? Wow. . I think of Mexico as a Catholic country, where priests and bishops and archbishops "rule the roost," but I guess that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. So, do we or don’t we have the possibility of some meaningful health care reform? The Senate supposedly has 60 votes to pass their bill, whatever the hell it contains! That it got bogged down in the abortion issue is a testament to just how screwed up things really are. It is a certainty that half the population will never, ever have an abortion because we just are unable to – as males – get pregnant. Then there are the females who are too old to get preggers, the gals who couldn’t get pregnant because of some physical problem,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. . It seems that the mere mention of “reconciliation” in the Senate is close to an act of treason, so being a curious person, I did some snooping around and Gadzooks! – it is not all that crazy nor is it all that unusual. It has been used a lot and most times, by the Republicskum Party, formerly the Grand Old Party, to get things done. Today, the righties vilify reconciliation and lie about the previous usage of it. . Fifty-one (51) votes would solve lots of problems. Screw this 60 bullshit and let’s get busy and put the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. . Remember the good old days when we had a total mental midget, unenlightened, and disconnected "scapegoat" to attack and vilify, to blame for all that was wrong with the known world? Ahhh, those were the days. And, not so long ago. It makes my skin crawl to even think about it, but George W. Bush was so convenient a target, so easy to hate, so idiotic and embarrassing. But, he was a wonderful bullseye wasn't he? (The song “Idiot Son Of An Asshole” comes to mind.) . The far right and the so-called "centrist democrats" have done their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. . Imagine that! They found lots and lots of Bush administration emails that were not destroyed, just conveniently renamed and lost in the servers. Millions and millions of emails that could be a gold mine of information or just another Darth Cheney game to keep us all wondering and wandering through the desert of dearth, a dearth of truth and substance. . At one level, I'd like to just let it go and move along. But, on another level, I want to pursue the truth and make sure a record is kept of the crimes and lies of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. . Imagine that! They found lots and lots of Bush administration emails that were not destroyed, just conveniently renamed and lost in the servers. Millions and millions of emails that could be a gold mine of information or just another Darth Cheney game to keep us all wondering and wandering through the desert of dearth, a dearth of truth and substance. . At one level, I'd like to just let it go and move along. But, on another level, I want to pursue the truth and make sure a record is kept of the crimes and lies of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. . I surrender! I cave! Screw all the news that I think is important and valuable to us as citizens and humans, and let's just do like all the rest and commit to Tiger. Tiger this, Tiger that, until the end of time. . But first, a personal opinion. The man is sick. Tiger Woods needs some serious therapy and perhaps electroshock to both his head and his dick. If even half of what I read and hear (how the hell do I miss it?) is correct, this guy is a sexual addict, morally adrift, and needs to be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. It was an Obama weekend on the television. He was on 60 Minutes and then a Christmas a the White House special with Oprah, so he got some questions and some chances to say what he really thinks. All in all, it was nice to not have “All Tiger, All The Time” over the last couple of days. . One of the serious highlights of the weekend was stumbling upon the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concert at Madison Square Garden that was on HBO. What a great show! Over four hours of phenomenal music by so many... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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Ready! Set! Go! . We've come to the moment in time when not just the Republicskums feel the need to attack Barack Obama. Time for all sorts of people to attempt to gnaw the flesh from his bones and slander his name all over the place. . Criticism is a good thing, but when it becomes a feeding frenzy, it is not productive. An example of criticism gone wild might be anywhere that Michelle Bachmann speaks, any show done by Glenn Beck, any rant from Rush Pigbaugh, the mere sound of Hannity's voice, and any sound coming from Fux Nooz.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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During the campaign I fully admit that I was not a fan of Mrs. Barack Obama who we now seem to lovingly refer to as “Michelle.” Like so many, I kept hearing all the swift-boat-types repeating over and over just how rabid a liberal she was, how “commie” her education was, and how horribly “black activist gone wild” she had been in college. . You know how they are, those ultra-righties: Throw a lie out there enough and some people will start to take it as truth! It is the old “throw enough mud on the wall and some will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. . Time to experiment! I’m going to have some fun with the blog software and try gathering interesting stories in a new way. This may be great – or it could suck, badly suck! Change is a hard pill to swallow – at first – and then it settles down and makes perfect sense. . Hopefully, that concept applies to not just blog software but also to things like Senators and healthcare bills. We’ll see. . Finally, people are beginning to catch on to the fact that Glenn Beck is abusing the media over which he spews his “liquid... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. . The more I read and hear about Afghanistan and our being there, the more questions I have. . First off, why do we care? Second, what makes us think we can cause any positive changes when so many others have not? Third, is it possible to just leave? Fourth, can we afford to be there and can we afford to not be there? Fifth, can’t we just do like the old song and “...pave over paradise and put up a parking lot?” Sixth... Seventh... Eighth... and it just goes on. . If I could just blink my eyes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. Right Wing Bullshit. That's what the cartoon is. Somehow, thinking people realize that a few cells frozen in a cryolab do not think, reason, or ask questions. In fact, so many of them just die with the passage of time or the "parents" decide no more are needed. What a waste when those few cells can become something wonderful. . Science Lives! Strike up the band and praise God that we have some sanity returning to the human race and it might be possible to accept that science and faith can (and do) coexist. They are not, as "The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. Barack Obama is taking swipes from both Dick Cheney and Keith Olbermann. | AP Photo composite by POLITICO . The aftermath: A new reality for President Obama . President Barack Obama and his aides have seen their political mortality. . Confronting the complexities and dangers of the Afghan escalation has ushered in a new, more grounded reality for a White House that has gotten far on Obama’s charm, congressional might and a campaign cockiness aides carried into the West Wing. . That’s over. White House officials now are bracing for brutal months ahead, filled with second-guessing on the war... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. It is ALL TIGER, ALL THE TIME these days. Stop the Earth NOW, we must all give all our full attention to the Tiger. All hail Tiger! All hail Tiger! Let no one fail to hail, for He IS The One. . Whatever. . This is a dream come true for TMZ and Harvey Levin, I suppose. It has all the elements that they crave at TMZ: celebrity, mystery, screwed up public relations, crashed vehicle, spousal abuse, possible marital infidelity, and now, Lord Help us Jesus, there was no blood in the SUV! . At least Andy Borowitz is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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Hopefully, you had a great Thanksgiving. I’ll assume that if you are reading this that you have a computer and are not homeless and you are not one of the millions that are so impacted by the economy and the years of conservatives screwing America. . My family gathered at my brother’s place and it was a good time for all. Kids, dogs, grandpa, nieces and nephews, assorted friends and neighbors all overate and bitched about it and then ate more. Gluttony is not pretty, but that is what a holiday is all about, if you are one of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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. I have no trouble admitting that I have a thing for Maureen Dowd who writes columns for the New York TIMES. Even when I totally disagree with some point she makes, she says it in such wonderful sentences, such excellent imagery, that I mumble to myself, "Way to go, Mo, way to go." . Bringing a female POV, a local D.C. girl upbringing, and just enough poison in the pen, Ms. Dowd is worth finding and reading. Today is just one fine example of her lack of fear, her wit, and her intellect. She's the type that insults and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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A friend asked me the other day “Where do you find all this stuff?” He meant all the news and views that I post and link to, of course. I assured him and his wife that it is all out there for all of us, if we just look. This internet is proving to be a tremendous resource... and for more and more people each day, a horrible source of unwanted dissemination and tawdry gossip. And we can suppose that lots of illegal and threatening crap flows though the net ‘cause where there is greed and opportunity, crime happens. (It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!
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The teasing continues as the politicians play their sad game of YES WE WILL BUT NO WE WON'T, the hottest game around as they play tiddlywinks with our health. Yes, they will debate it but, and this is where their form of terrorism unfolds again, they may or may not actually pass something! . I hate these games they play. When I see old Blanche –No Abe- Lincoln, Ben Half-Nelson, Oly-Snowe, SusieQ-Collins, Mary-Landrover, or that pitiful Mitch McChinless doing their dance of lies and distortions I secretly dream of being a Transformer and transforming into a steamroller and flattening the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2009 at ExConservative - The GOP Left Me!