Friday, April 17, 2009

They just won't quit.

I blogged about this before, but I have to go there again: They just won't leave my girl alone, and just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, it does. So I am going to have to expose this popular wingnut website and show you exactly how they are degrading my First Lady over there. ( I thought they had websites dedicated to getting Michelle's back?)



So anywhooo, I will give it to you exactly how it looks over there. First, let me give you the set up: They post a picture every Friday and leave it to their regular posters to leave clever comments with their own caption for the picture. They actually run a contest and the best caption wins. Get it?



Okay here goes:



"Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest



Posted by KevinPublished: April 17, 2009 - 7:00 AM
It's Friday, which means it's time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture:"



And here are some of the clever comments for captions that followed:

"That's it honey, just like Axelrod's leash on me.
1. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 7:47 AM Score: 0 (0 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 07:47 It's going to be important ... (Below threshold)
2. Posted by IowaRight April 17, 2009 7:49 AM Score: 12 (14 votes cast)
IowaRight:
It's going to be important to keep that bitch on a leash....
2. Posted by IowaRight April 17, 2009 7:49 AM Score: 12 (14 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 07:49 "That reminds me, we need t... (Below threshold)
3. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 7:49 AM Score: 0 (0 votes cast)
Pretzel Logic:
"That reminds me, we need to take over pet stores next"
3. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 7:49 AM Score: 0 (0 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 07:49 -Bravo Iowa-... (Below threshold)
4. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 7:50 AM Score: 1 (1 votes cast)
Pretzel Logic:
-Bravo Iowa-
4. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 7:50 AM Score: 1 (1 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 07:50 Look Barack, the dog takes ... (Below threshold)
5. Posted by IowaRight April 17, 2009 7:52 AM Score: 1 (1 votes cast)
IowaRight:
Look Barack, the dog takes the same size collar that you do...
5. Posted by IowaRight April 17, 2009 7:52 AM Score: 1 (1 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 07:52 "Barack you should be doing... (Below threshold)
6. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 7:54 AM Score: 0 (0 votes cast)
Pretzel Logic:
"Barack you should be doing this...I need to write your speech for tomorrow"
6. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 7:54 AM Score: 0 (0 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 07:54 "I miss Uncle Ted, he alway... (Below threshold)
7. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 7:58 AM Score: 5 (5 votes cast)
Pretzel Logic:
"I miss Uncle Ted, he always filled my waterbowl with top shelf stuff."
7. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 7:58 AM Score: 5 (5 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 07:58 BO knows Obama and can't wa... (Below threshold)
8. Posted by CDR M April 17, 2009 8:03 AM Score: 2 (2 votes cast)
CDR M:
BO knows Obama and can't wait to leave the White House.
8. Posted by CDR M April 17, 2009 8:03 AM Score: 2 (2 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:03 "Mr. President..PETA's on l... (Below threshold)
9. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 8:05 AM Score: 1 (1 votes cast)
Pretzel Logic:
"Mr. President..PETA's on line three..."
9. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 8:05 AM Score: 1 (1 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:05 "Awww come on honey, we can... (Below threshold)
10. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 8:07 AM Score: 0 (0 votes cast)
Pretzel Logic:
"Awww come on honey, we can sneak him in...I'm the President."
10. Posted by Pretzel Logic April 17, 2009 8:07 AM Score: 0 (0 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:07 After weeks and weeks of of... (Below threshold)
11. Posted by IowaRight April 17, 2009 8:10 AM Score: 20 (22 votes cast)
IowaRight:
After weeks and weeks of of embarassing miscues in domestic and foreign affairs, the Obama White House team brings in a Clue-Sniffing Dog...
11. Posted by IowaRight April 17, 2009 8:10 AM Score: 20 (22 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:10 Trained to search for telep... (Below threshold)
12. Posted by John April 17, 2009 8:11 AM Score: 2 (2 votes cast)
John:
Trained to search for teleprompters, Bo is out again on the job.
12. Posted by John April 17, 2009 8:11 AM Score: 2 (2 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:11 For the first time in my pu... (Below threshold)
13. Posted by guido April 17, 2009 8:11 AM Score: 10 (10 votes cast)
guido:
For the first time in my puppy life, I'm proud to be a Portuguese Water Dog.
13. Posted by guido April 17, 2009 8:11 AM Score: 10 (10 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:11 Up until now, the brown spo... (Below threshold)
14. Posted by IowaRight April 17, 2009 8:13 AM Score: 15 (15 votes cast)
IowaRight:
Up until now, the brown spots on the lawn were attributable to Biden...
14. Posted by IowaRight April 17, 2009 8:13 AM Score: 15 (15 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:13 Nothing says butt-kickin' n... (Below threshold)
15. Posted by IowaRight April 17, 2009 8:28 AM Score: 5 (5 votes cast)
IowaRight:
Nothing says butt-kickin' name-takin, leader of the free of gol-dang world quite like a Portuguese Water Dog.
15. Posted by IowaRight April 17, 2009 8:28 AM Score: 5 (5 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:28 Yes, I read the memo, "Keep... (Below threshold)
16. Posted by lisapope April 17, 2009 8:43 AM Score: 12 (12 votes cast)
lisapope:
Yes, I read the memo, "Keep BO on a short leash."... Mr. Soros wasn't talking about the dog?
16. Posted by lisapope April 17, 2009 8:43 AM Score: 12 (12 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:43 Unless you're the lead dog,... (Below threshold)
17. Posted by fustian April 17, 2009 8:43 AM Score: 0 (0 votes cast)
fustian:
Unless you're the lead dog, the view doesn't change much.
17. Posted by fustian April 17, 2009 8:43 AM Score: 0 (0 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:43 Don't mind us, we're just t... (Below threshold)
18. Posted by Jeff Blogworthy April 17, 2009 8:45 AM Score: 8 (8 votes cast)
Jeff Blogworthy:
Don't mind us, we're just taking our media out for a walk.
18. Posted by Jeff Blogworthy April 17, 2009 8:45 AM Score: 8 (8 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:45 Michelle insists that Barac... (Below threshold)
19. Posted by fustian April 17, 2009 8:45 AM Score: 2 (2 votes cast)
fustian:
Michelle insists that Barack can only walk 20 paces behind her.
19. Posted by fustian April 17, 2009 8:45 AM Score: 2 (2 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:45 Michelle might consider swa... (Below threshold)
20. Posted by fustian April 17, 2009 8:47 AM Score: 2 (2 votes cast)
fustian:
Michelle might consider swapping hair stylists with the dog.
20. Posted by fustian April 17, 2009 8:47 AM Score: 2 (2 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:47 Eww, surely you don't expec... (Below threshold)
21. Posted by Jeff Blogworthy April 17, 2009 8:48 AM Score: 0 (0 votes cast)
Jeff Blogworthy:
Eww, surely you don't expect US to pick up the mess.
21. Posted by Jeff Blogworthy April 17, 2009 8:48 AM Score: 0 (0 votes cast)
Posted on April 17, 2009 08:48 I see Barack is walking bot... (Below threshold)
22. Posted by fustian April 17, 2009 8:50 AM Score: 1 (3 votes cast)
fustian:
I see Barack is walking both his dogs...
22. Posted by fustian April 17, 2009 8:50 AM Score: 1 (3 votes cast) "


More here. (They have actually gotten 92 comments so far.)

Aren't they funny? Those conservatives have missed their true calling. They should have all been comedy writers. Of course it might be too late now, they just missed out on eight years of really great material to work on their skills.

122 comments:

cinco said...

Fucking weird people who don't really have a life...then they make believe that they and their internet friends are important. They are mistaken!

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Whelp, all Granny has to say is pluck them. Now, I got to get down on my knees and ask for forgiveness.

Anonymous said...

This comments are way to funny!!!!


"That's it honey, just like Axelrod's leash on me."

So true

"It's going to be important to keep that bitch on a leash...."

Thats the funniest!!!

"Trained to search for teleprompters, Bo is out again on the job."

HA!!!!

Befor everyone starts with their fake outrage remember all the nasty and hateful things you said and post about the Bushes.

Take your medicine like grown folk do .

field negro said...

"Befor everyone starts with their fake outrage remember all the nasty and hateful things you said and post about the Bushes."

I said a lot of nasty things about Bush, not the "Bushes". I am pretty sure that most folks left his wife out of it. That is not the case with Michelle.

Anon why do you think that is the case?

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous 7:53:

"Take your medicine like grown folk do."

Wow! Coming from anonymous who is acting like a kid, that statement is hilarious.

BTW, I never said anything hateful or nasty about Bush. Never called him out of his name or made any racist remarks concerning him, never drew any vulgar posters of him, or degraded his wife. Nope, not unless you call telling the truth about him reading, "My Pet Goat" during a crisis and tragedy hateful and nasty. I call that telling the the truth myself. Truth is verifiable, it's not something that people make up to put others down or degrade and demean them. However, I forgot people with your mentality wouldn't understand that because it would take a little logical thinking on your behalf.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Oops, I left out one thing. I meant to say "it would take a little logical and mature thinking on your behalf.

Anonymous said...

What a wicked group of people! they are not going to let up! this is about hatred in the highest form, look at those people that were at the tea party's, this was not about tax's, it was about wanting the OBAMA'S out of the WHITE HOUSE!

The sad thing is most of the protester's were young white people! where do these people come from? this is 2009 and we still have RACIST WHITE AMERICAN'S roaming around, it is sad to see young people holding sign's calling the PRESIDENT HITLER! MICHELLE hit it on the nose when she said "this is a mean country"

btx3 said...

The "bitch" comments are over the top - as well as the "dog" comments about Michelle - but it seemed pretty standard modern political fare to me.

My little one refers to Laura BUsh as the Prozac Princess and Valium Queen.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous 8:35:

"this is a mean country"

Amen and a very racist one at that!

Rudy said...

I found the quote, "For the first time in my puppy life, I'm proud to be a Portuguese Water Dog." a bit funny.

Rudy said...

Anon 8:35 PM,

I agree the Tea Parties were not about taxes, it was about bashing Obama.

In my opinion, it was a resumption of the McCain-Palin rallies during the 2008 presidential campaigns. The same dumb Obama effigies were present (e.g., he's a socialist, he's Hitler, blah)

Do any of these dumbasses know that Obama has not instituted any tax raises. In fact, he has implemented several tax cuts.

What's the protests for again?

BluTopaz said...

I saw one of those morons at their little tea party holding a sign "don't blame me, i voted for palin".

The universe has been turned upside down for racists who would have put a bimbo in office before Obama, and taking childish swipes at the Obamas is their pathetic way of consoling each other. The presidential campaign reminded me a little of the civil rights movement, where the hatred and venom of racist whites was exposed to the world. Here we are 4 decades later and these inbreds are still proud of their stupidity. Difference this time is now a Black man is the leader of the free world, and this is making them rapidly become unhinged. Oh well.

Plus the fact that he is married to a an Ivy league educated Black woman who looks Black and seems like she does not give a damn about any of those fools: it rubs salt in their wounds, and I LOVE IT.

Anonymous said...

You forget he raised taxes on cigarettes.

1 out of every 4 smokers are poor.So Obama has lied about not raising taxes on anyone that makes under 230,000 a year.

field negro said...

Rudy that quote was kind of funny. And that's my point: wouldn't have been better to stick to humor like that? I guess the wingnuts just can't help themselves when it comes to my girl.

La♥Incognita said...

Rudy said...
"I found the quote, "For the first time in my puppy life, I'm proud to be a Portuguese Water Dog." a bit funny.'

LOL. You know Rudy, I would rather be a Portuguese Water Dog next to being an Un-united confederate flag toting A-murder-rican. Stupid people.

Anonymous said...

It's the internet, FN

Like I've said here before I think she's to the left of Obama and I can't agree or even appreciate her much for that. But whatever, she's playing her role correctly for me. It's cool.

szpork

FlyNMy40s said...

Some of the comments were funny, some were very disrespectful but did anyone here really believe that this type of thing wasn't going to happen to Mrs. Obama? I think it's wrong, but so typical of some of the people who live in the US.

And for the record, this isn't a conservative "thang", it's a white trash "thang".

Jody said...

Field, this post is a perfect metaphor of the far right..... if you notice, it is only about 5 or 6 people posting...

A few people making as much noise as they can when it comes down to it is still just a few (relative) voices screaming in the wind. Like the tea parties, this is not some large representation of society. They are not speaking for most people despite their desperate attempts to say they are...

Fact is most Michelle Obama enjoys very high approval ratings.... these poor shmos just prove that anything goes on the internet, and just because its out there, does not mean it is 1.true 2. popular 3.most people agree.

Rudy said...

Yeah FN, it would have been cool to stick to humor like that. Alas, the Right has its extremists.

Some will quip that the Left, too, has extremists. But I don't recall any of them using bitch and Laura Bush in the same breath.

Anonymous said...

white people aint shit,you negroes act so surprised!

Anonymous said...

I think this is commonly referred to as hipster humor. And most hipsters are bigots that think humor, especially ironic humor gives them license.



Monie

Anonymous said...

Here's just a little bit of what the left thought of Laura Bush.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x2240515

Robbie said...

When I poked fun at Laura Bush it usually had something to do with her DUI or how her makeup made her resemble The Joker in the Batman movies.

Poking fun at the truth = satire. Something everyone should remember.

aunt mary said...

field, we don't need to see this stuff. It's just pathetic. It's not even offensive, it's so lame. Save your outrage for more worthy stuff.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous 9:01 PM:

"You forget he raised taxes on cigarettes. 1 out of every 4 smokers are poor.So Obama has lied about not raising taxes on anyone that makes under 230,000 a year."

Did you even take a class in civics or American government? Judging from your post, you probably got an "F". Obama is the President of the USA, not a governor. Taxes on cigarettes is at the state level. The intelligence level of you teabaggers really proves how much damage "No Child Left Behind" did.

Granny thinking to herself this--> Please President Obama rush that money to the schools so that Americans can stop being embarrassed about our children's illiteracy rate and move up from being last in the world on the education rating scale.

Grata said...

Again I see Black womanhood under attack only this time there is a high profile face attached to it.

When has the Black woman ever been defended in this country by anyone else other than herself?

The Obama Presidency will show us those that have the will to. So far I see Black women by themselves still defending themselves.
If Black men can't collectively step up in these 4 years to defend Black Women then Black women will forever be wasting their votes putting Black men in positions of power.

Frank Drackman said...

Right on My Man Field!!! Michelle is ab-so-tolutely the hottest first lady since Jackie 'O'... and you know if Barak don't treat her right she'll go Lorena Bobbit on his intellectual ass...My only dissapointment is she's goin the straight hair route...she's got that 1983 Flock of Seagull's look, its cool, I had one too, but day-um what I'd give to see a first lady with a Foxy-Cleopatra-Angela-Davis eff-u Fro'... c'mon Field, I know you got some pull on 1600 PA avenue...

Frank

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Frank:

I take that is a compliment coming from you. I'm amazed, there is yet hope for you.

La♥Incognita said...
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GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Field:

The sidebar link to the blog you feeling "The Largest Majority", something really fishy going on there.

"the teen was Tasered Friday while struggling with officers inside an abandoned Detroit house. He later was pronounced dead at a local hospital."

That's the part of the article that caught my eye...abandoned house. No witnesses!

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

FlyNMy40s:

"And for the record, this isn't a conservative "thang", it's a white trash "thang".

I don't believe it is a conservative "thang" either because I've watched CSPAN a lot and figured out who all the crazies were in the GOP party a long time ago. What they say and do does not reflect on all conservatives, it's just the ones that are what I call crazier than a road lizard. Besides which, I've observed your post and a couple of other conservatives that post on here and found them to be intelligent and mentally balanced, and you seem to be a pretty reasonable person. Some comments you and them have made I agree with and some I disagree with. In other words, if I disagree with you or them, speaking for myself, it's not personal.

Anonymous said...

"it is sad to see young people holding sign's calling the PRESIDENT HITLER! MICHELLE hit it on the nose when she said "this is a mean country".

Yes it is sad and this is a mean country. I would like to add something Michelle couldn't say: "This is a mean country that's full of evil racists."

The disrespect and blatant disregard for the First Lady of the United States, is an abomination. No First Lady in the history of this nation has 'ever' received this type of undeserved treatment.

I pray for the Obamas' emotional and physical well-being. They have been in the White House a short time and I know the racial hatred in this country is just beginning.

B#

grinder said...

Ever since those unfortunate gowns on election night and the inaugural address, Michele Obama either laid down the law or changed designers, because the woman is smokin' hot. Most glamorous First Lady since Jackie K.

These wingnuts who are going after her are stark raving fuckin' crazy to do it. The woman and her daughters have won this country's hearts, or at least those that aren't twisted masks of hatred.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Amen B# and Grinder!

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

MSNBC has a poll up about the President's job so far for the first 100 days. Republicans are flooding it with "F" votes. Pass this address on and go to it to vote:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29493093/

Shady_Grady said...

Granny replied to anon "Obama is the President of the USA, not a governor. Taxes on cigarettes is at the state level. The intelligence level of you teabaggers really proves how much damage "No Child Left Behind" did."I'm no teabagger, LOL but give the devil his due. There is a federal tax on cigarettes. The President increased that tax by $0.62 as part of the SCHIP legislation which he signed on Feb 4. The total federal tobacco tax is now $1/pack. This went into effect
April 1.

So if a person happened to be a teabag smoker....ha-ha they might be somewhat peeved...

Constructive Feedback said...

76 murders in Philly through April 18th and Filled Negro is still focusing most of his attention on Michelle and Bo.

Simply amazing.

Constructive Feedback said...

[quote]The woman and her daughters have won this country's hearts, or at least those that aren't twisted masks of hatred.[/quote]

Grinder:

I am forced to agree with you on this one.

For those who have lost their houses, their jobs or their sense of purpose in life - having their hearts pumped full of joy by pictures of the first family can keep their depression at bay.

Not sure if these pictures will have the same effect next year at this time.

6 million people on Unemployment. Largest ever.

Damn. I am now depressed too. Let me go to Jack and Jill Politics to see some Obama family pictures to cheer me up.

Anonymous said...

http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2009/04/02/obama-tax-hike-hits-the-poor-hardest/19


The intelligence level of you Obama supporters really proves how much damage was done before "No Child Left Behind" .

Which is why we have the largest deficit in the history of America.Leaving a future debt that our children will have to pay.

Frank Drackman said...

Thanx for that turd in the punchbowl Mr. Constructive....
We all know the dirty little unpleasant secret...%95 of murder victims effin DESERVE it... I'll give ya the occasional 4 year old that takes an AK round to the grape... but even the innocent young college students out joggin at 5am in southwest Atlanta... its called Evolution for a reason...

Frank

Jody said...

Wow, anon 7:58am, your pretzel logic astounds! first, Obama promised not to raise income/payroll taxes and as someone who just filed my taxes, I was DELIGHTED that not only did less taxes start coming out of my bi-monthly paycheck as of last month, but my tax return is $1,100 more dollars under the Obama admin than under Bush... I made $35,000 a year....

Add that to the fact that the Bush AND Clinton admin CUT programs that assisted the poor.... you are skating on thin ice on this one.

Seriously, why all the concern for the poor all of the sudden??? Where was your concern for the poor in the past when for the past 20+ years, the rich have gotten richer, the tax codes were written to benefit them, and we got trickle down economics that "pissed on the poor." Who ran campaigns on "the welfare queens"??? It has been republicans. Who has fought for funding for education, healthcare, infrastructure, the homeless??? Republicans? HELL NO!

Increasing a "sin" tax so that EVERYONE who makes under $250,000 gets a tax cut, coupled with increasing taxes by 3% on those making over $250 is trying to balance taxes for all.

As for the deficits.... really??? You want to blame that on Obama??? Were you not paying ANY attention to the past 8 years? Did you not notice that Bush ran up our deficits with crazy wars and tax cuts for the rich???

And you want to question our intelligence??? That's ok... just don't bother letting facts get in your way and you go ahead with your "intelligent" line of thinking. Me, I will be enjoying the extra income from my tax break!

FlyNMy40s said...

Grata said...
Again I see Black womanhood under attack only this time there is a high profile face attached to it...............................
If Black men can't collectively step up in these 4 years to defend Black Women then Black women will forever be wasting their votes putting Black men in positions of power.
___________________________________

Amen to this statement!!!! When are Black men going to stand up? And lets be real here. If Michelle looked more like Halle or Vanessa, I seriously doubt Black men would be as silent as they are on this issue. Of course if Michelle did look like Halle or Vanessa, I seriously doubt Blacks would have supported Obama in as large a numbers as they did. Just MHO.

FN, I'd LOVE to see a blog post addessing this issue.

Anonymous said...

Both Obama and Joe promised not to raise ANY taxes on anyone making under 230,000 a year.

Are you not paying ANY attention to Obama's spending bill that has given our children the largest deficit in the history of America.Thats Obama . Not Bush. Bush is no longer in office so its time to move on.

Enjoy your tax breaks while you can.When Obama puts his cap and trade plan to work everyone's utilities will go up.Than the cost of gas will raise. So much for tax breaks.

Rudy said...

"If Black men can't collectively step up in these 4 years to defend Black Women then Black women will forever be wasting their votes putting Black men in positions of power."What does the above statement mean?

Give me some examples of black men collectively standing up to defend black women.

Instinctively, the cited statement sounds like empty rhetoric to me. Perhaps, I am missing something here.

I can see black men standing up to defend black women such as their mothers, sisters, spouses and family members.

As far as words are concerned, the nasty words written about Michelle Obama are protected by the First Amendment, which I support.

Jody said...

Ok... lets talk about the Obama deficit..... when he was running, his message was that we need to fix healthcare, fund education, fix the infrastructure of this country and develop alternative fuels, solar, wind, sustainable fuels... We also need to address global climate change and other environmental threats. I am an adult and realize that to do this it will cost money. He also talked about the ways to pay for these things.... computerizing national medical records, ending the occupation of Iraq so that by 2010 we will not be spending the huge amounts of money there.... he talked about increasing taxes on the wealthy, but when he laid out his plans to get this country back on track, he didn't say we can do it and it won't cost anything. And guess what... HE WON!!! The American people said, Yes! This is what we want our government to do.

I am waiting, like all of us to see if this will work. I don't know if it will, but given the path we have been on, I am willing to give it some time. Like I have said in earlier rants, I do not expect instant fixes and neither should you.

He said he has a plan for deficit reduction to go along with his spending plans.... and again, I am willing to give it time to see if they are able to find the programs that are not working and cut them...

Three months in is not enough time to judge whether this will work. And, you can speculate all you want about what might happen, but you are being dishonest if you say you know for sure.... This difference between you and me is I am willing to give it a shot..... you are not..... so I ask you.... what do you think should be the alternative to our country's very real problems? Again, addressing healthcare, education, the environment that we leave our children.... What are the alternatives being offered? The only thing I have heard from the opposition in government is more tax cuts for the rich.

Jody said...

Sorry to veer off topic folks, but I just felt the need to challenge our anon's commentary a little.....

Rudy said...

Our infrastructure is crumbling. We haven't had a major infrastructure overhall since the Eisenhower administration.

Our medical record keeping is still in the 19th century.

Our present primary source of energy will add negative pressure to the economy if we don't begin to find alternative sources of energy.

Our communication infrastructure may be good to us, because that's what most of us has ever experienced. European countries and South Korea has better communication infrastructure than we and we invented the damn Internet (known as ARPANet) in the 1960's.

A national light rail system would be a great alternative to flying for people millions of Americans.

I don't see a problem these aspects of Obama's plan. Yes, it's going to cost money.

Many may quip, "Let the private sector handle it." Well, the banks aren't lending right now, so it's hard for the "private sector" to acquire the needed capital to implement the aforementioned constructs.

Constructive Feedback said...

[quote]I was DELIGHTED that not only did less taxes start coming out of my bi-monthly paycheck as of last month, but my tax return is $1,100 more dollars under the Obama admin than under Bush... I made $35,000 a year....[/quote]

Hi Jody.

Can I ask you a question?

Since paying taxes is patriotic - WHY are you telling us how much less in taxes you are now paying? Shouldn't you be hiding this fact now that you are effectively becoming "less patriotic"?

Fear not though. Those nominal taxes that you appear to be saying in one pocket will be drawn out of your purse from another pocket. You don't have to be a "Tea Bagger" in order to see the abrupt increase in local and state taxes and fees that are coming to close up the shortfalls.

I am rather disappointed that Filled Negro's beloved city is threatening to close some libraries in order to cope with their financial turmoil.

A "People Over Profits" person like yourself should be making out some checks payable to your local authorities to pay for these vital services that you say are needed in all cities. Why wait until the legislature officially draws this money from you?

Where is your sign of personal VALUATION of certain institutions?

btx3 said...

B# sez - The disrespect and blatant disregard for the First Lady of the United States, is an abomination. No First Lady in the history of this nation has 'ever' received this type of undeserved treatment.Obviously you were asleep much of the last 16 years. The right attacked Hillary Clinton in vastly more crude terms. The left also took more than a few shots at Laura Bush. Most of the stuff I saw at the site Field posted is pretty normal - the kind of isht that has been going down since Raygun.

Michelle Obama is getting the Jackie Kennedy treatment. For those who are either a)too young to remember, or b) live in a cave - the press followed Jackie the rest of her life - AND followed the kids. The supermarket tabloids made a living off of alternating Jackie's latest made up scandal, Elvis sightings, and the "latest" alien find for near 30 years.

As to Grata and Fly's - If Black men can't collectively step up in these 4 years to defend Black Women then Black women will forever be wasting their votes putting Black men in positions of power.I know I'm going to start a isht storm with this - but that is ignorant on two levels.

First, there is a 6-7 out of 10 chance that the next competitive black candidate for President is going to be a woman. Black women outnumber black men in college degrees, in many professional fields, and there are a lot more Michelle Obamas and Condoleeza Rices out there than the race pimps are ever going to want to admit. What? Black men are wasting their vote if black women don't stand up and defend that woman's husband? Get real.

Second, Michelle isn't a mouse, she isn't stupid (far from it), and she has proven time and again can handle herself in a manner that far exceeds any rational expectation for the First Lady of the US. The last thing she needs is a bunch of black men objectifying over her "defenselessness". You may need that sort of princess treatment - but most of the black men I've talked to admire Michelle for exactly that quality.

This probably is going to come as a shock to you, but Halle and Venessa owe their success not to their desirability to black men...

But to white men. If every black male over puberty in America went to see a Halle movie, it still wouldn't fill a third of her normal 40-50 million first weekend draw.

What you are really evincing is your own internal black racism.

Constructive Feedback said...

Rudy:

[quote]Our infrastructure is crumbling. We haven't had a major infrastructure overhall since the Eisenhower administration.[/quote]

You have NOTHING that you can produce to substantiate this. This is a preposterous statement.

There indeed are some bridges who's concrete is crumbing and who's steel is rusting. But there are numerous interstate systems who's bridges and roadways undergo constant maintenance and who's bridges have been replaced in the past 20 years due to widening projects.


[quote]Our medical record keeping is still in the 19th century.[/quote]

As a consultant to the medical field - while I will benefit from the automation of medical records - your claims are laughable and without merit. The only thing "19th century" about these records is that indeed they are PAPER BASED. To fail to make note of the fax communications technology or the fact that DESPITE the paper orientation - the BILLING DEPARTMENT never seems to miss anything is patently dishonest of you.

I changed insurance companies from last year to this one and they were able to call up a "Pony Express" agent to transfer my records to the new company without having them lost in the mud while the courier was being chased by Native Americans.

[quote]Our present primary source of energy will add negative pressure to the economy if we don't begin to find alternative sources of energy.[/quote]

BEGIN TO FIND?
FINDING is not the problem. Making these sources VIABLE and AFFORDABLE and its distribution PERVASIVE is the problem.

[quote]Our communication infrastructure may be good to us, because that's what most of us has ever experienced. European countries and South Korea has better communication infrastructure than we and we invented the damn Internet (known as ARPANet) in the 1960's.[/quote]

Rudy - I get violently angry when I hear this crock of poo being argued. This is preposterous.

The USA has the largest internet backbone trunk circuits on our Internet than anyone else in the world. The tier 1 backbone providers have OC-768 Trunks while Europe has no where near this capacity.

You are talking about the ACCESS networks and doing so as a consumer rather than from an industry perspective. The people who love to talk about broadband penetration rates and speed in these other nations fail to make note that:

While Sweden - their favorite reference because it has a 35% penetration rate only has 5.8 million users. These people trash the USA for our 26% broadband penetration rate BUT FAIL to note that we have 80 MILLION broadband users with our population of 302 million people!!!!!

This is like comparing Chicago with Wallesa Alaska!!!!

You keep talking about SPEED.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO CONNECT TO if you and everyone else on your block had 100Mb per second TODAY? Don't you think that Facebook and other destinations would have to drastically increase their connections so that YOU and millions of other people can actually benefit from their faster access? THINK about it.

[quote]
A national light rail system would be a great alternative to flying for people millions of Americans.[/quote]

Rudy - "light RAIL" is and will only be METRO. Think the subway or the suburban commuter system. This is very different than the question of a REGIONAL system (ie: from Boston to DC). These are not called LIGHT RAIL trains.

What might be a "great alternative" does not necessarily translate into a PROFITABLE/ECONOMICALLY VIABLE alternative to flying.

How many hundreds of thousands of lower income people now FLY rather than take the BUS for interstate travel now that the prices of airfares have dropped since airline deregulation? Deregulation and the shift toward a MARKET based pricing system has allowed poor people who travel to have A RECORD LOW amount of their time spent on the process of TRAVELING. That 3 day bus trip across the country is now addressed via a plane flight.

Jody said...

Uncon... what a silly premise. I do pay taxes.... plenty of them, both national state and local as well as sales and property through rent payments.
I do not equate "patriotism" with the amount of money one pays in taxes... but ok, let's play that game. Given how much I pay in percentages of total income... I pay more than the rich, and think I am holding up my end.... I do not have (nor do most americans) all the wonderful little loop holes, off shore accounts, investment write offs etc. that those who are rich have to reduce their taxes. ALL of my income is taxed, unlike the rich who stop paying social security after the first 90 thousand. All of my income is spent, thus proportionally, I pay more in sales taxes in addition to income taxes... So, to actually have a bit more to maybe be able to save or use, god for bid, in an emergency is deeply appreciated and I suspect that most Americans feel the same way.
Are YOU saying that by your standards only the rich are true patriots???? As I said, that is silly.

Rudy said...

Constructive Feedback,

Sure I can cite a reputable source to support my so-called preposterous statement that our infrastructure is in dire need of an overhaul (does that sound better than the verb "crumbling"?). It's called the American Society of Civil Engineers. I think they know a little about infrastructure to deem that our roads and bridges are in need of a serious overhaul. We won't even bother talking about the Minneapolis bridge collaspe as that is anectdotal, right? RIIIIGHT!

As far as medical record keeping is concerned, as you've noted, it is PAPER-BASED; hence, it is 19th century in my book. The reason I didn't mention facsimile is because that is a transmission device. In other words, it transmits information, not maintain it.

As far as communication infrastructure is concerned, you are right I was talking about Internet ACCESS and cell phone technology. Further, I am not talking about speed. I am talking about BANDWIDTH. Two totally different things. Speed isn't the problem.

Not everyone wish to fly (whether it is because of fear or economics). Yes, I don't dispute that more poor people are flying today than previously. But poor people wish to save a buck and increase their comfort level. A high speed train system may allow poor folks to save a buck and increase their traveling comfort level. As far as it being profitable or not, a market analyst would need to determine that.

btx3 said...

The Porch Simian blubbers in response to Rudy -

Rudy -[quote]Our infrastructure is crumbling. We haven't had a major infrastructure overhall since the Eisenhower administration.[/quote]

You have NOTHING that you can produce to substantiate this. This is a preposterous statement.You mean... other than this ditty from the Department of Transportation (under the Bushit) in 2003?

http://www.asce.org/reportcard/pdf/fullreport03.pdf

Which says, among many other things -

As of 2000, 27.5% of the nation’s bridges (162,000) were structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, an improvement from 29% in 1998. A structurally deficient bridge is closed or restricted to light vehicles because of its deteriorated structural components, which require speed and weight restrictions.Yo' Momma know you go out on the Internet this stupid?

Rudy said...

Whoever said that paying taxes is patriotic?

I view taxes as dues one must pay to maintain the country. Yeah, I love to have a lower tax rate.

In my opinion, I would love to see a flat tax or a fair tax. With either of those tax structures, you remove a lot of the complexities that are, in my opinion, purposely inserted into the U.S. Tax Code.

Frank Drackman said...

Off Topic but who Y'all like in the NBA playoffs... to be honest not even sure if ATLanta's team even make it.. what are they.."Dirty Birds"? "Crows" some kind of bird... I know Field's a Sixers man... I just can't cotton(get it? Cotton) to that show off Iverson's antics... I know the championship's not for a few mo months... but never too early to talk trash...

Tell me how my Ass taste Kobi...

Frank

Rudy said...

Here is something that should make Tea partygoers happy:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090418/us_nm/us_obama_budget

btx3 said...

The Porch Simian gaffes - The USA has the largest internet backbone trunk circuits on our Internet than anyone else in the world. The tier 1 backbone providers have OC-768 Trunks while Europe has no where near this capacity.They use OC-768 (40 Gbs SONET) in Japan -

http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=94874

They use it in Europe where Infinera brought up a STM-256 net in 2008 -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OC-12#OC-12_.2F_STM-4x

And Flag Networks of India, the largest undersea carrier has deployed it in a number of their undersea routes...

And China began deployment of OC-768 in 2006.

Europe will probably skip 768 and go SDE - because of costs, which should be deployable about 2010.

And yes - AT&T has the largest deployment of OC-768 in their core backbone, however that doesn't do anything to address the structural deficiencies in the access networks of the major DSL providers which result in the US trailing much of the first world in terms of access speeds and available bandwidth.

Rudy said...

Hmm...a couple of network-transmission-savvy folks up in here.

Anonymous said...

btx3"…Obviously you were asleep much of the last 16 years. The right attacked Hillary Clinton in vastly more crude terms. The left also took more than a few shots at Laura Bush. Most of the stuff I saw at the site Field posted is pretty normal - the kind of isht that has been going down since Raygun."

You really know how to dump on people and put them in their place, which is beneath you. You must feel good about putting down the opinions of others, you narcissistic jackass. It is clear to me that you are looking for negative attention from me. OK…

I can discern plenty about your personality and character: You seek negative attention. It is the only means you have ever known. From your offensive comments on this blog, you enjoy insulting your fellow human being. At an early age you probably learned that since you could not get positive attention, you would go for negative ones. Most people know that if children can't get positive attention, they will go for negative attention. That has been your life.

It's your way of feeling alive. In your mental and emotional world, negative attention ‘validates’ your existence. It is ‘vital’ to your life. In your mind, it is analogous to having bad breath-”it is better to have bad breath than to have no breath at all."

FYI, what you consider 'normal' treatment of our First Lady by ill-willed jerks like yourself, does not make it right. I really don’t care how the media has treated HRC. IMO, she was respected better than Michelle by Republicans and media even when Bill lied about his sins.

I was in college when JFK was assassinated. I remember how Jackie Kennedy was treated while she was the First Lady in the White House. She was treated with the highest respect, and it was better than how Michelle is being treated now. Obviously, you were too young to know then, and too dumb to know now.

One more thing, at the end of your comment to Grata-you are using the word “evincing” wrongly. The word you are looking for is “projecting”.

btx3 said...

Yup... Built a few of these around the world (and still do).

My project of the day, sent to me by a former business partner is (in non-technical terms) whether you can use Cloud Computing to perform some types of network encoding, translation, and even routing/switching decisions - thus moving a lot of that functionality off the edge, and (theoretically) vastly reducing costs.

Which goes back to a concept developed back in the 80's by GTE Labs.

I'm about 5 years out of date on the implementation hardware side.

btx3 said...

Anonymous 1:36 - It is clear to me that you are looking for negative attention from me. OK…Now - That's really funny!

Since using the "anonymous" posting function leaves no one here with a clue who the fuck you are - much less whether you are the same or different from any one of the other 100 or so anonymous posters on the blog.

Methinks you need to get your head out of your ass...

It's not about you.

Rudy said...

I find the comment, "In your mind, it is analogous to having bad breath-it is better to have bad breath than to have no breath at all." funny and a bit witty.

However, I think the vast majority of us if faced with having bad breath or no breath at all will choose the former as the latter implies death.

Anonymous said...

btx3, it's good to know that you are on this blog. Whenever I feel like sparring with offensive stinking thinking and mindlessness, I know who to take a swipe at. In any case, no one could ever take you seriously. There is no point to it.

B#

Anonymous said...

'However, I think the vast majority of us if faced with having bad breath or no breath at all will choose the former as the latter implies death."

That's the point. 'Bad breath' is analogous to "negative attention". For btx3, negative attention is better than no attention at all.

Shabazz said...

The only reason they're teabagging is because a Black man is president. How dare this "nigger" become president! This is what's probably bubbling in their heads when they do this shit, including the comments made about Michelle Obama. If a white guy was president, nobody would be teabagging and protesting all over the damn place, regardless if he was democrat, republican, from outer space,etc.
Hey frank, isn't not paying your taxes illegal?

btx3 said...

Uhhhh ... "B#" (I guess), why don't you do the blog a favor, so we know which clown we are addressing - and either make sure you put B# at the bottom of each and every one of your anonymous posts - or belly up to an ID.

From a security standpoint - you aren't any better or worse off.

Now, I'm really glad you read Chapter 3 of each and every one of the Drug Store paperback self-help psychology books, and are able to regurgitate it in such prolific fashion...

But don't quit you day job.

Insofar as -

FYI, what you consider 'normal' treatment of our First Lady by ill-willed jerks like yourself, does not make it right.The question wasn't whether such treatment was right or wrong - the question was whether such treatment was exclusively accorded to Michelle Obama...

Different question.

Different answer.

The fact that you decided to dig into your library of mental self-help books rather than pay attention to either the question...

Or the answer - isn't indicative of any real or perceived "problem" I may have...

It's sure as hell indicative of yours.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous 1:36 PM:

"I was in college when JFK was assassinated. I remember how Jackie Kennedy was treated while she was the First Lady in the White House. She was treated with the highest respect, and it was better than how Michelle is being treated now. Obviously, you were too young to know then, and too dumb to know now."

Granny giving you a high five and a fist bump. You beat me to it! I was just getting ready to post basically the same thing comment to BTX3 about the treatment of Jackie Kennedy. I was old enough to remember how they treated her. People thought that she was an elegant doll and practically idolized her. No one referred to her as the "B" word, no one complained about he sleeveless dresses, no one used any derogatory slurs towards her like they have done towards Michelle Obama.

At the time that JFK became president there were people who hated the fact that he was a Catholic. However, they didn't attack him the way they do Obama with derogatory slurs and vulgar images for that. After he became president people basically treated him the same as they did Jackie. Yes, I remember the treatment of the Kennedys and they were treated almost like royalty by Americans

Not only that, I will remember the day that JFK was assassinated for the rest of my life because it was on my birthday.

Anonymous said...

btx3-"It's not about you."

I am B# = anon @ 1:36p. You might think it's not about me, and I am glad to hear it. Nevertheless, I responded because YOU addressed me directly with condescending sarcastic comments...GET IT?

If you don't understand, then btx3, YOU are a self-centered moronic imbecile-dumber than anyone with their head up their ass.

Anonymous said...

btx3, As a psychologist, I must say that you fit in the category of "can't be helped". You are a narcissist, a self-important ignoramus with degrading opinions. Psychologically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually-you are beyond help.

You are like a brainless out-of-control porch simian...ugly through and through.

But again, I am glad you are on this blog. Whenever I want to armor my heart with a coat of meanness, I know who to talk to.

Now, you keep on trucking, ya hear?

B#

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Shabazz:

"The only reason they're teabagging is because a Black man is president. How dare this "nigger" become president! This is what's probably bubbling in their heads when they do this shit, including the comments made about Michelle Obama. If a white guy was president, nobody would be teabagging and protesting all over the damn place, regardless if he was democrat, republican, from outer space,etc."

Granny cosign with what you said.

Not only that, you didn't see them out there protesting and teabagging like this when Bush was running the country into the ground. When he was in office they were quiet as church house mouse. You could hear a pin drop. Where were the accountability critics then? Even the msm was biting their tongue, tiptoeing like they were walking on eggshells, and scared to ask questions because they might not be called on or invited back to White House press conferences.

That's why I love Keith Olbermann, because he questioned Bush's Administration and they wrote him off as crazy. He might have an unorthodox way of presenting the news but he is truthful.

In fact, the only person that did get out and protest against him was Cindy Sheenan the woman who lost her only son in Iraq, and they ridiculed her like a dog. I'll never forget how they mistreated and verbally abused that woman and she was grieving over her only son's death. If granny wouldn't have been sick and in out the hospital at that time, I would have got out there and protested with her and coached her on what to say to them. One of my questions would have been what happened to the millions of dollars unaccounted for? And those millions of American dollars found in that suitcase over in Iraq? What was a million dollars in American money doing over there in a suitcase hidden in the first place?

Bush showed the whole world through Sheenan how much compassion he held for parents who lost their kids over in Iraq a war that was uncalled for and illegally started--NONE! In his small mind all those soldiers over there are like disposable diapers. I have many family members serving over in Iraq on both sides of my family. I even have a picture of one of my cousins who is over in Iraq, a sargent, with just him and Rumsfield, and Lord knows I've been tempted to cut Rumsfield out of it and attach it on a dart board's bulleye. From the look on my cousin's face he doesn't seem too please to have taken a picture with Rumsfield because cuz usually is cheezing like chincilla wrapped in mink when he takes a picture.

Anonymous said...

"Granny giving you a high five and a fist bump. You beat me to it! I was just getting ready to post basically the same thing comment to BTX3 about the treatment of Jackie Kennedy."

Thank you, Granny. It infuriates me when some jerk makes condescending remarks about something they know nothing about. btx3 has the audacity to talk down to me for my opinion based on my direct life experiences. Now, that is a cold-hearted idiot who thinks his shit doesn't stink. No humility. Even worse, he refuses to acknowledge the truth, which leaves no room in his tiny filled-up mind for any new learning. Whatever generation he belongs to, I hope he is the only one with his mind-set.

I know you remember the days of the Kennedys. How could you forget the assassination esp. since it was on your birthday? Wow. For me, memories of that day is still charged with emotions. If we could collect the tears shed on that day, it would make an ocean. I pray that does not happen again.

The Kennedys were likened to Chamelot...Remember? Jackie was like a goddess. Perfect. No one would have dared to speak ill of her. Yet, this ignoramus, btx3, had the nerve to say that Michelle is 'getting the same treatment as Jackie Kennedy received.'

Now that is profound ignorance. With Obama supporters like him, who needs Republicans? I want the Obamas to receive that treatment. It is my most heartfelt wish. They deserve that honor. But it's not happening and I resent it.

Anonymous said...

Granny, I am B# @ 1:36p, 3:49p. Sorry for the confusion.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous 3:49:

I resent it too. Sometimes I have to take a break from listening and reading the mess they do and say to maintain my cool. This statement right here sums it up of how the Kennedy's were thought of, "The Kennedys were likened to Chamelot...Remember? Jackie was like a goddess. Perfect. No one would have dared to speak ill of her."

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

*chinchilla*

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Schools and practically everything else were closed down during the death of JFK until after the funeral. America was devastated! People, young and old were crying and in shock. They showed it on all of the televison stations 24/7 and kept showing JFK being shot over and over and over.

They found Lee Harvey Oswald that same day if I remember correctly and he didn't even make it to a trial, because he was killed by Jack Ruby when the police were getting ready to transport him.

Americans treated Oswald's wife like dirt even though she had nothing to do with it and was just as shocked as everyone else. She couldn't even get a job or help with anything. They didn't even want to let her bury her husband. Funeral homes refused his body. America ostracized her because of what her husband did. I felt sorry for her as well because she was sort of caught in the middle of something she had no control over or had anything to do with. I think she was pregnant to at the time if I remember correctly.

They had a funeral procession for the whole world to see with Jackie walking in front of it. When Jackie remarried Onassis, some American got angry with her. She was still a young woman and had a right to remarry but some silly folks thought that she was suppose to remain the widow of JFK forever and acted like it was almost desecrating JFK's memory. That was sort of crazy.

Jackie was a journalist before she married JFK. It was sort of rags to riches story. She was a editor.

btx3 said...

Then B# - Assuming you were awake at the time and not lost in some self induced haze -

In a 1963 interview with Life magazine (a week after her husband's assassination), Jackie Kennedy famously compared life in the White House to "Camelot." But as the years went on, the romantic image of the Kennedy family began to unravel. For one thing, JFK's philandering became legendary. When she announced her engagement to Mr. Onassis 5 years later, not long after the assassination of Robert Kennedy, the tabloids had a field day. But Mrs. Onassis largely keep to herself and she didn't give interviews for almost the last 30 years of her life. An interview she gave in 1967, which lasted for 313 minutes, is still kept under seal at the JFK Presidential Library. It is scheduled to be opened 100 years after it was given, in the year 2067.http://www.ehow.com/about_4601589_jackie-kennedy.html

Or this -

http://www.tvparty.com/tabloids.html

For celebrity news, the Enquirer was mostly running adoring tales about Elvis Presley, presenting ugly stories about the decline, decay and ultimate death of Judy Garland, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' romances and exposing details about the on-again / off-again marriage of Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton.

Jody said...

Sorry Btx3, that is really reaching... it was after she was no longer the first lady that there was tabloid intrigue about Jackie Kennedy, and when she married Onanasis. And even then, once they were married, the interest died done and the tabloid pretty much left them alone.
And, I don't recall Laura Bush or Nancy Reagan being maligned because of their looks or just because of who they were. They were criticized when they said or did something publicly that people disagreed with, but that is fair game.... Fortunately for us all, Mrs Obama seems to be a class act and will not steep to the lows of those that are attacking her by dignifying any of this with a response or reaction.....

btx3 said...

Granny - I love your comments, and agree with most of what you have to say...

But on this one - you are wrong.Newspapers confidently predicted a wedding and compared the match to Jackie Kennedy's 1968 marriage to Aristotle Onassis. "Here comes the Fayed," said the Star.

Papers declared that, like Jackie Onassis, Diana needs a wealthy husband who can provide her with the high life she craves while sheltering her from the media clamor that follows her every move.
http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9708/11/brit.diana/index.html

The story being Jackie was broke, and sold herself to a rich man who could keep her in the style she was accustomed to.

From Rose Kennedy's memoir, A Time to RememberBut neither Ethel, nor Jackie, nor Joan had been brought up in a political atmosphere. I made sure to warn them in advance what they were in for: that they might be hearing all sorts of scandalous gossip and accusations about members of our family, about their husbands, and for that matter about themselves, and eventually about their children; and that they should understand and be prepared from the very beginning, otherwise, they might be very unhappy."So no, this isht isn't new. The only difference is in the last 30 years it has become more coarse, and with the speed of the internet, anyone can make any absurd accusation they want.

I was 13 years old, in middle school in Algebra class when the announcement that Jack Kennedy had been killed came over the loudspeaker system.

I also spent some time working in the West Wing - so I have a reasonable idea of some of the isht that goes on. You overhear the POTUS and FLOTUS in a tiff - you don't dial Faux News. Clinton was the first and ONLY President where a Secret Service person (or any of the staff or vendors) betrayed that trust.

Sharon from WI said...

They are really obsessed with Mrs.O and really in need of a life.

btx3 said...

Granny sez - Jackie was a journalist before she married JFK. It was sort of rags to riches story. She was a editor.Da Huh?

You might want to look into who the Bouvier family is.

Jackie wasn't poor. She wasn't raised poor. Both her father, and stepfather were very wealthy. Her stepfather, Hugh D. Auchincloss was responsible for her job with the Times-Herald. He was a grandson of Oliver B. Jennings - a founder of Standard Oil.

She was born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, daughter of John Vernon Bouvier III and his wife, Janet Lee. Her early years were divided between New York City and East Hampton, Long Island, where she learned to ride almost as soon as she could walk. She was educated at the best of private schools; she wrote poems and stories, drew illustrations for them, and studied ballet. Her mother, who had obtained a divorce, married Hugh D. Auchincloss in 1942 and brought her two girls to "Merrywood," his home near Washington, D.C., with summers spent at his estate in Newport, Rhode Island. Jacqueline was dubbed "the Debutante of the Year" for the 1947-1948 season, but her social success did not keep her from continuing her education. As a Vassar student she traveled extensively, and she spent her junior year in France before graduating from George Washington University. These experiences left her with a great empathy for people of foreign countries, especially the French.Jackie grew up on a 46 acre estate, called Merrywood, overlooking the Potomac River. The family is long gone now - but the "cheap seats" a couple of townhouses on that property now roll in today's massively depressed market for $1.5 million - with the top of the market homes going for $30 million.

Sharon from WI said...

Do any of these dumbasses know that Obama has not instituted any tax raises. In fact, he has implemented several tax cuts.

Exactly! So I wonder what are they bitching and moaning about.

O's got them so flustered that Rush Limbaugh said that the dittohead clothing given to donors to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would be black to represent the Obama economy.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200904170020

Apparently, he doesn't realize what "in the black" means when it comes to economics.

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GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Btx3:

I don't read the Star or Enquirer because to me they are like reading sleazy fairytales, and I hate to say it but some of the msm is following their lead. (smile)

The point that I was trying to make is that they were not calling her the "B" word or using racist derogatory slurs like they are towards the Obamas. That is the big difference that I find so disrespectful and disgusting.

I know a lot of the White House gossip as well because a couple of my friends were Senator's Aides and a couple of my cousins have some dealings in the Washington D.C. political world. I am just an ordinary woman but you'd be surprised at who all I know, personally, but to me it's no big deal, because they are people just like anybody else. Well, at least that is the way I look at it. (smile)

"The only difference is in the last 30 years it has become more coarse, and with the speed of the internet, anyone can make any absurd accusation they want."

I totally agree with on that comment.

btx3 said...

Jody sez - "Sorry Btx3, that is really reaching... it was after she was no longer the first lady that there was tabloid intrigue about Jackie Kennedy"

Jackie was the family fuck up. They were quite happy to marry her off. There was plenty of flack about Jackie.

A lot of folks also seem to forget the rumors about Jack's affairs - the most publically known of which now was the one with Marylin Monroe.

The big difference between then and today is that the MSM didn't play "gotcha" with the President, and considered his family off limits.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Sharon from WII:

LOL! I think that in Rush's attempts to sabatoge what President Obama is doing, he is indirectly helping him out more than his brain can rationalize but then Rush is not exactly what one would consider to be an intellectual. He is playing way out of his league. (smile)

Jody said...

btx3 said:
The big difference between then and today is that the MSM didn't play "gotcha" with the President, and considered his family off limits.

That is exactly the point! They considered the family off limits, but alas that is no more.....

Anonymous said...

I don't remember this much crap thrown at Laura Bush in eight years of W's demented reign and she killed her first boyfriend.

Steven D

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Btx3:

Your right concerning Jackie's family, I had forgot about that. Sorry about that.

And no one has forgotten about JFK's affair with Marilyn or Judith Campbell or Angie Dickinson, and latest one to surface was that a woman named Mimi Fahnestock is claiming to have had one with him too, how true that last one is I dunno.

Nor has anyone forgotten the affair that George Sr had. He even went so far as to make his mistress an ambassador. A lot of the Presidents had outside love affairs.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

What about the black woman that accused Dubya of rape that everyone thought was crazy. She turned up mysteriously dead after filing her claim in court, and it turns out that she was a successful business woman. Or the Washington D.C. Madam who came up dead not to long ago?

Anonymous said...

"Then B# - Assuming you were awake at the time and not lost in some self induced haze -"

btx3...you keep talking about 'awakening' while you remain fast asleep and stupid. Do you understand time intervals? Do you know the 'time' when a Presidential couple is in the White House, and the 'time' afterwards?

There is a BIG difference. Slimy tabloids like the Star, fed on Jackie's relationship with Onassis years later. As a side note, this was the period of the rise of sensational lying tabloids like the Star. I see you depend on them for your news. It makes sense, you have that kind of dark- gray matter for brains.

Anyway, Jackie was depressed for sometime after the assassination of JFK. The loss of JFK took a toll on her, mentally and emotionally. Following the assassination of 'Bobby' Kennedy in 1968(whom Jackie was very close to), she made this statement (paraphrase): "I hate this country. They are targeting the Kennedys. I want out of this country before they kill my children."

I remember that well. And when Michelle Obama made her famous statement, "For the first time in my life, I am proud to be an American..." it had a odd, but familiar ring to me. Later that year, Jackie married Onassis, the richest man in the world at that time(I think), and left America. I was very happy for her, and did not blame her.

Now, do you understand the 'interval' between living in the White House and afterwards?

BTW, you should really upgrade your literature for more accuracy. Sensational news and slimy crap like the Star will give you wrong info everytime. However, I don't expect you to give them up, because it's clear to me that you have the morals of an alley cat. You love reading shit like that.

With my deepest respect,
B#

btx3 said...

Granny sez - The point that I was trying to make is that they were not calling her the "B" word or using racist derogatory slurs like they are towards the Obamas.And yes, as I said earlier - that stuff is over the top.

But the point I was making before Anonymous#bozo jumped in, is that black folks cannot allow themselves to get baited in to responding to every criticism of the President into using the "r" word unless there is a very clear, very defendable reason to do so.

Otherwise, black folks get used...And the only thing we really do is to make fools of ourselves by cheapening what racism is. Like the little girl who cried "Wolf!".

I believe the Porch Simian calls it BRQFRC or some other equally stupid term.The only reason that has any coinage - is he's partially right.

You also need to think in terms of not everyone who joins a black blog is either a) black, or b) has your interest at heart.

Whether it was the rumors of MLK's "mistresses" or calls to action on percieved slights in the black blogsphere - it's still called disinformation.

Suggest developing a bit thicker skin - and a bit more pragmatic viewpoint...

Or we lose 4 years from now.

And if I get time this evening after going out, I'll post something about this on my own blog.

btx3 said...

Anonymous#bozo posits - BTW, you should really upgrade your literature for more accuracy. Sensational news and slimy crap like the Star will give you wrong info everytime. However, I don't expect you to give them up, because it's clear to me that you have the morals of an alley cat. You love reading shit like that.ROFL! You really are that stupid, aren't you...

Good try at baiting.

No banana this trip though.

It's perfectly obvious to everyone here but you, that the Supermarket tabloids have been displaced by the even more crude internet blogs.

As I pointed out in my first post on the topic, the best way to support the Obamas is to be at least half as cool as they are...

That only leaves you a mountain the size of Mt Everest...

From the bottom of the Marianas trench.

Now, assuming you are a black person, your willingness to be the right's useful fool, a stick marionette in blackface - jumping up and down to their tune at every turn...

Defines you.

Anonymous said...

"But the point I was making before Anonymous#bozo jumped in, is that black folks cannot allow themselves to get baited in to responding to every criticism of the President into using the "r" word unless there is a very clear, very defendable reason to do so."

Then you should not bother to comment on posts like this one. Oh, I forgot. You do it to straighten out black folks like me about my opinions on the Obamas, First Lady, etc. and tell them how they should feel and think. Well, I am much too old; much too independent; much too esteemed to change my way of thinking to suit a disrespecting demeaning jackass like YOU. If you are so concerned about Blacks, you would have a better way of speaking to them. But you are a HN. You hurl insults. You deserve to get back what you give. I intend to respond. Like I said before, with HN like you, who needs racist white Republicans as enemies?

BTW, it was YOU, who made reference to the Star, not me. Go back and read your shit. So who's stupid?

I guess I am going to have to pull a "Granny" and get on my knees and ask for forgiveness for what I did today...'after' I finish with your clueless-about-history moronic ass.

B#

east austin said...

the potus and the flotus have had many eye open moments, however .. “they ain’t scared” and it appears they came ready to play. i’ve not heard those two say "you know this shit is really hard .. we quit".

i’ve not agreed with every decision of the potus, for example his decision on bagram air force base. I’ll continue to respect the office and allow the potus an opportunity to work his agenda.

with regards to our friends across the isle, who conveniently use selected amnesia, when needed .. it was eight (8) very long and painful years of .w. failed foreign, domestic, economic and environmental policies were many folks disagree. the stimulus debate would have merit if the current u.s/global situation were not dire. the potus is attempting to clean-up several fuck-up situations.

it’s not willy-nilly distractions aimed at the wife or aunt, it’s not the birth certificate, it’s not hijacking ron paul tax day effort calling it’s a grassroots revolution nor will it be the republicans attempt to hijack july 4, (that’s why i do juneteenth).

the tax increase on cigarettes, i do not smoke, neither should you ... it’s not healthy.

FlyNMy40s said...

btx3 said...
...............I know I'm going to start a isht storm with this - but that is ignorant on two levels............The last thing she needs is a bunch of black men objectifying over her "defenselessness". You may need that sort of princess treatment - but most of the black men I've talked to admire Michelle for exactly that quality.
___________________________________

It appears that you've been dug yourself another outlet for excrement in this blog, so please allow me extend that orifice by a few more feet.

First, nothing against the following groups of people, but I'm trying to decide based on your posts which of the following categories you fit into:
1) Highly successful, over acheiving Black female over 40 with no kids, no husband, and no prospects.
2) Highly successful, over acheiving Black female over 40 who used to be heterosexual and is now homosexual.

No offense, but your posts are far too verbose for you to be male.

The "honor" and reputation of other races of women are "defended" all the time, why should Black women be any different? No doubt, Black men LOVE strong women but ANY Black man will tell you that at some point, that "strength" can be an annoyance if not checked, which is why I believe so many of my highly educated Black female friends over 40 are single and/or never married.

So please allow me to be clear. I AM a princesss.. I'm also a Scientist, a Student, a Mother, AND a Wife and I proudly wear ALL my titles. If you think yourself to be a frog then you'll be treated like one. If you think yourself to be a princess, then you'll be treated like one.

Rastamick61 said...

Limbaugh called Chelsea Clinton a dog when she was 12. Was anyone expecting them to suddenly play nice for a black first family ? Life's too short for this bullshit.

btx3 said...

Anonymous#bozo tries - Well, I am much too old; much too independent; much too esteemed to change my way of thinking to suit a disrespecting demeaning jackass like YOU. If you are so concerned about Blacks, you would have a better way of speaking to them.1 out of four...

Is only good in baseball.

And insofar as "speaking to blacks", I wasn't aware that this little blog reached the computers, televisions, and radios of all 38 million of us. Why don't you tell us which channel, so I can call the neighbors and tell them to tune in.

In the meantime, since you want to go down this road, what exactly in your "too old; much too independent; much too esteemed" life left you vacuous enough to want to be an intellectual sock puppet for the conservative racists?

Because you haven't said jack shidt to refute a damn thing I've talked about. Indeed, the entire cause of your little hissy fit is what I said to Greta's lame assed play at dogging black men - in an act of misguided "sisterhood" leaving you deaf, dumb, and blind to what anyone with your self purported intellect should have picked up on in a NY nanosecond.

Especially with the grossly crude efforts of Frank, to do just that ...

Every damn day on the blog as an example.

And Granny didn't bow down for shit - she just saw you for what you are.

Anonymous said...

btx3 said, "As I pointed out in my first post on the topic, the best way to support the Obamas is to be at least half as cool as they are..."

There you go again with your narcissistic judging attitude, giving instructions on how Blacks should 'be', according to btx3-The Omniscient One.

btx3 said, "Now, assuming you are a black person, your willingness to be the right's useful fool, a stick marionette in blackface - jumping up and down to their tune at every turn...

Defines you."

I have been black much longer than you have, Sir "HN". I have marched and taken a lot of abuse, so your dumb degrading ungrateful black-ass can make disparging remarks to me. You can try to "define" me as a marionette in YOUR MIND, but you have to spot that servile rethuglican puppet in yourself 'first', before you can pawn it off on me.

Let me simplify that last sentence for you. Because for a simpleton like you, it probably went right past you: "If you can spot it, you've got it." Get it, Mr. broadband x3-repairman?

Well, I am done. I have enjoyed walking up one side of you and down the other. As I mentioned before, whenever I feel like sparring with proud grandiose stupidity I'll look you up.

Well, it's time to meditate, and pray for forgiveness.

B#

btx3 said...

Fly tries -

First, nothing against the following groups of people, but I'm trying to decide based on your posts which of the following categories you fit into:
1) Highly successful, over acheiving Black female over 40 with no kids, no husband, and no prospects.
2) Highly successful, over acheiving Black female over 40 who used to be heterosexual and is now homosexual.
You need to stick to science, and step away from the psychobabble.

I'm male, in my 50's, in the process of getting single, with degree in Engineering, and a half dozen US and international patents. I'm a published author, and have co-wrote or ghost written parts of published books (working on that fiction novel). I tend to write when I am between projects and developing a new idea as a way to get perspective on what I'm designing.

So please allow me to be clear. I AM a princesss.. I'm also a Scientist, a Student, a Mother, AND a Wife and I proudly wear ALL my titles.I don't doubt you are indeed worth every effort by your spouse to respect and adore you as such. Looking at your bio, you are an accomplished person, and certainly have my respect...

However - my objection to Greta's comment had to do with the fact she was dogging brothers with a irrational expectation, which could only lead to more alienation (as if this isn't the subject of countless blogs already).

For this to work, a lot more than just black folks are going to have to stand up and support the Obamas. Having a black man walk up to Rush and punch him in the nose may be instantly gratifying - but does nothing to solve the problem.

Understand me clearly - since the conservatives haven't been able to bait the Obamas into anything they can make stick, whether it's angry black woman, or dances with radicals...

The next best thing is to bait black folks. Having a bunch of black folks running around screaming racism at the dark is a) the best way to drive that wedge between black and white folks, and b)the best way to prove their scabrous lie that black folks will never be satisfied.

btx3 said...

Our empty suit huffs and puffs, and declares victory with -

Well, I am done. I have enjoyed walking up one side of you and down the other. As I mentioned before, whenever I feel like sparring with proud grandiose stupidity I'll look you up.Guffaws!And BTW - thanks for using a term I started pushing into the Internet forums back in the bad old days of AOL - "rethuglican" in the mid-late 90's as part of a group of posters determined to stop the Rethugly juggernaut.

And the proper term is RETHUGLY.

Designed around expressing the concept that Repubs were crooks, and what they did was Ugly.

Do TRY and keep up!

I am not Star Jones said...

Everytime GOP/right wingers bother to discuss or mock the First Lady, it's a reminder of how little they have to offer in the way of serious political strategy and direction for the future of the country.

All the focus on Michelle Obama doesn't get Americans back to work or living in another place rather than their cars.

And these people know it, they just don't care.

FlyNMy40s said...

btx3 said...
However - my objection to Greta's comment had to do with the fact she was dogging brothers with a irrational expectation, which could only lead to more alienation (as if this isn't the subject of countless blogs already).
___________________________________

First please accept my apologies for misassigning your gender, LOL.

But let me tell you what I find hyporitical of Black men. Black men who "supported" Obama but who don't respect Black women as Obama does. Black men who "supported" Obama, but haven't seen any of the 4 kids they have with 3 different women in years. Obama so far as we know, has one "baby Mama".

With Obama assent to the presidency, he has indirectly shone the spot light on Black men IMHO, so I don't think Greta was dogging brotha's as much as she was speaking a simple truth. We have long since passed the time where Black men need to step it up as Obama has, because one thing is for sure. He could NEVER have made it as far as he has, doing some of the things I see so called educated and well paid brothers doing. Put another way, if Black men dotted on, protected and dare I say it, defended thier wives and children they way Obama does, Black familes would look more like the Obama's and less like Shaniqua in the 'hood.

I'm not talking alienation here. I'm talking about taking repsonsibility for OUR communities which begins with families.

Mack Lyons said...

To the Anonymous person under the guise of "B#":

As long as you remain Anonymous, you will continue to come off as a coward and a troll. I highly suggest you find yourself some courage and come up with a decent pen name for yourself. If I can do it, so can you.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Btx3:

"And Granny didn't bow down for shit - she just saw you for what you are."

Hold up! What are you talking about?

btx3 said...

Granny - Anonymous#bozo claimed you were running around on "bended knee" because of the discussion today -

I guess I am going to have to pull a "Granny" and get on my knees and ask for forgiveness for what I did today...B# - 7:15 PM

From what I've seen of your posts, I was just disabusing her of the idea that you'd be on bended knee for any mortal in my opinion.

Shabazz said...

Rastamick- are you a real rasta, or are you some generic white boy who thinks it's the the latest fashion?
PS- I remember the condescending remarks you made towards me.
I thought you were gone for good,I guess I was wrong, troll.

Anonymous said...

Mack said, “As long as you remain Anonymous, you will continue to come off as a coward and a troll. I highly suggest you find yourself some courage and come up with a decent pen name for yourself. If I can do it, so can you.”

Dear Mack- after Vietnam I don’t worry about courage, and I try not to worry about others' opinions of me. I try to take a much “Higher Road”, where my courage and dependence is on God, not a poster.

I will continue using “B#” as my pen name. It serves as a constant reminder to me, and I hope to others as well. Nevertheless, I appreciate your concern. :)
B#

Anonymous said...

Granny-“Hold up! What are you talking about?”

I am glad you caught that, Granny. He tried to use you against me. His lame-brain excuse for what he said is an obvious lie. It makes no sense to what I said about praying and asking for forgiveness. He is a snake.

B#

Seda said...

I think I'll link to this post for the next time I need to purge my stomach.

On the other hand, ipacec or a feather down the throat would be less painful...

Anonymous said...

Why would you EVER decide to post/reproduce these in such "loving" detail?! You're kidding, right?! And this is okay...why?

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Hey Seda:

Good to see you again. That was funny!

west coast story said...

Reading this post and the comments was like watching day time television. Totally pointless and yet strangely entertaining. I learned nothing but I laughed a lot so it was not a total loss.

Anonymous said...

WCS, I know what you mean. Sometimes it's a lot more fun and entertaining when you're in it- for no good reason. LOL

Wasn't today a beautiful day?

B#

Grata said...

"Give me some examples of black men collectively standing up to defend black women."

I can't give you any examples because there are none.
There has been collective outrage on many issues, O.J. Jena six etc. When will there be any outrage as regards to the treatment of the Black Woman? But when an innocent Black man is shot in the back we are all supposed to get up and march?

Rastamick61 said...

Shabazz you are ignorant and should be spoken to with the disdain you deserve -- are you a real shabazz or some black jailbird who got a koran in the joint ? either way i come here to make sure you are still ignorant and will stop in around Augusteenth or so. Oooh that was racist and you are sooooo sensitive

Shabazz said...

Whatever rastaprick; I remember you and your condescending remarks troll.
I guess dreads is the new hip trend, you fake. Why is it that white people hate us so much, but always feel the need to try to emulate us???

Rastamick61 said...

Slobazz,
fool i saw marley live when i was 17 and he's the one I appreciate not some dumbass ghetto mosque floor sweeper like you i dont wear dreads and i call white folks who do fredlocks. I'd have to get a lobotomy and drag my thrift store pants on the floor to emulate your illiterate ass. you came at me jackass i had nothing for you and still don't except a book of basic grammar and a ticket to Dr. Phil so you can try to work out your envy for white folks. see ya in Septemberteenth jackass. cheer for you jerry springer

Shabazz said...

Whatever pastadick;
So, every black man with a black name is an ex-con you stupid stereotypical racist piece of trash. Why don't you go crash a klan rally or something you troll.
So, tell me pastadick, do you have a problem with the koran, or is everyone supposed to bow down to your blondhair blue eyed god?
Trust me pastadick, your propaganda-filled white privilege lifestyle will soon be coming to an end. YOU FAKE.

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