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August 25, 2008



Sounds like a taking without just compensation argument. Good that the court found a deal is a deal, and bad that idiots in Congress ( Democrats I am sure ) managed to put the US Treasury at risk by trying to expropriate these lease rights without any compensation what so ever. That is hubris that not even Hugo Chavez has worked up, yet.

Jim Miller

Jane - Yes, electing the speaker is the first vote taken by the new House. And I would say that Pelosi is safe unless the Democrats suffer a big defeat, and possibly even then.

M. Simon

And I would say that Pelosi is safe unless the Democrats suffer a big defeat, and possibly even then.

Depends on how big.

M. Simon

Alexi Giannoulias.

Hot Air

Politics West


McCain spent a lot of time with communists.... as he was being tortured by them.

M. Simon


Have you joined "Old Hippies For McCain"?

Any hippy old enough to vote for McCain is old enough to join.

M. Simon

2012 --Obama

Posted by: Semanticleo

What makes you think they will give him a second chance after seeing him fail the first time?

M. Simon

Not being left behind are Obama's daughters, who attend the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. There, tuition ranges from $15,528 for kindergarten to $20,445 for high school. When asked about it during last year's YouTube debate, Sen. Obama responded that it was "the best option" for his children. They had a choice Obama would deny others.

U. Chicago Lab. School

M. Simon


Depends. If Obama is seen as disgusting enough the Ds could lose a lot of Seats rather than gaining.

M. Simon

Oy, planes down all across the country because the "flight plan computer" is down. It is a nationwide problem.

The old "flight plan computer" was supposed to have been replaced. I worked on the terminals for the old one in '67 at Raytheon Computer. It was a wire wrapped job. Repairs were tricky.

M. Simon

Sara says:

Hey, we invented the 21st century so you could sit on your a$$ and do nothing but spout crap you know nothing about.

Truer than you know. I invented the I/O board that went into the world's first BBS.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

M.Simon: Back in the ol' BBS days, I was online and all of a sudden I got a message from a guy who said, "What the heck are you doing in my computer?" That was in the days when we still used real names online and even posted addresses and phone numbers. Turned out the guy was someone from my teens whose family had a cottage up the road from ours for a couple of years. He was kinda creepy, but his older brother, Dave, looked just like Elvis and I had a big crush on him, and besides Johnny had a very fast woodie Chris Craft inboard and was always up for water skiing. I, of course, would not have stooped so low as to flirt with him to get a ski tow. LOL. Anyway, he had the coolest email address that started: pcxtc@....

M. Simon


Remember FIDO Net days? I used to wait from 1 AM to 3 AM for the boards to update so I could see the replies to my comments.


Linked to your post from Clues To Obama-Ayers Relationship Sealed Away In Richard J. Daley Library


Linked to your post from Clues To Obama-Ayers Relationship Sealed Away In Richard J. Daley Library

bobby b

"Admit what you said was not thought out."

- - - -

Maybe I should have placed the "They meant well" end in quotation marks.

Was I excusing what they did - in the present sense - when I said that? Heavens, no.

What I meant, but didn't say clearly, was that having good intentions was supposed to absolve you of responsibility for the consequences of your actions, whether they were taken following due diligence or with not a single concern or thought except for "gosh, aren't I good?!"

Which is the root mindset that lets you feel virtuous setting in place a race-based payment and preference system, even when it's clear that you've mostly gutted an entire generation of blacks in doing so, and that lets you feel like you alone have compassion for others as you push for government to give things to people upon demand, even though that very giving will ultimately take away the government's ability to do anything, and that enobles you in your own eyes for your earth-saving impulses as you try to stop the use of fossil fuels even though such a stoppage would guarantee death through starvation for millions and millions.

Heck, it's the fundamental paradigm upon which socialism can take over, and eventually kill, a society.

So, yeah, I stopped short of bombing, and they didn't, but that's not a measure of how well we meant - it simply shows how far we were willing to go to get to what we thought was a good result. I meant well, too, but I was too lazy to be bothered to check on the likely result of my actions - and the kids who were slaughtered in Cambodia and thrown into the pit on top of their parents' and brothers' and sisters' bodies as a result of my actions never got the chance to educate me in time.

J. Williams

What a mess. Attacking a candidate based on tenuous relationships with "types" we don't like.

Forget the fact that no one can point to a *single* policy stance that is tied to these "types," nor can they point to how these "types" have influence the candidate's past voting record.

So we're led to the conclusion that the candidate is...what...a Manchurian candidate?

Make a point! Otherwise its a classic fallacy, lacking one.


Sure we can:
(a) He lied. Why?
(b) He had a longer relationship with a terrorist than anyone here would--\
why? He's said he didn't know he was a terrorist (than he's stupid) or if that's not correct he has rotten judgment
(c) He's worked with him on public education when Ayers sees education as but anothre revolutionary tool to use against a country he hates quite openly.
I'm begging you--have Axelrod send smarter trolls here.


As a long term resident of Southern California, I can remember the high point of Olbermann's career. It was when he was a third rate sportscaster on a second rate local news broadcast. It's been all downhill from there.


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