Thwarkmaster posted on Main Page The Lobby MsCharlotteVale, I don't want to sound like I think I'm your grandfather, or a wise uncle or whatever, but the world just isn't fair. It wasn't created to be fair. It's more like a proving ground, dontcha think? In the financial markets, certain special people get to trade stocks when the stock market is closed to you and me. Every day, when the market closes, you see these odd "after hours" price changes. Yup, the special people have just run out on the playground. They make trades all night while we're asleep. A given stock may go down 3% on news that's announced two minutes after the door is shut in our faces. Golly. All kinds of things happen; the stock is bouncing around all over the place, then when the NYSE opens the next morning, that stock has gained the 3% back, as if by magic. Well MsCharlotteVale, you might not be in the stock market at all, so let's look at something else. A beautiful young maiden, smart as a whip, with beautiful skin, and beautiful ...... and beautiful everything else, is curiously in love with a dullard, a dim-witted guitar player who has pimples and a pot belly, and who never takes a bath. The beautiful young maiden loves him with her whole being. What's that all about? The King comes to her and offers her the palace, jewels, servants, riches......... NO! She says NO!! ..... She loves that ugly stinky musician. This story is repeated, with different players, hundreds and thousands of times, every day. Let's go for a walk, and sit down on a park bench. Maybe something wonderful will fall in our laps. ... or maybe something not so wonderful. When something wonderful does come to you, out of the blue, your friends will say "Why her? Why MsCharlotteVale?" Meanwhile, God will look down at us all and have a giggle. My friend says that if we could see ourselves the way God sees us, we'd never stop laughing.
June 7 at 02:57 EST .
Thwarkmaster posted on Main Page The Lobby I hope this is of interest to someone here. President Taft was born in Cincinnati. President Teddy Roosevelt was born in New York City. President Ford was born in Omaha. The other 41 presidents were born in small towns, most in VERY small towns.
Redneck In NY Awesome ship, tho would prefer a pic of her firing broadsides with all guns....
May 24 at 15:17 EST .
Thwarkmaster posted on Main Page The Lobby Tobias, at the main site, suggested that perhaps Al Franken designed the underwear bomb as part of a clandestine administration plot. .....there is some evidence to suggest that the theory may carry "weight".
Uno If you ever rode in an elevator with this loathsome jerk you'd swear he had a week old "underwear bomb" in his pants!
May 9 at 18:42 EST .
Thwarkmaster posted on Main Page The Lobby Local and national Republican party bosses very much like what they call "open primaries". Dims, independents, frogs, lizards, even guitar players are invited to vote in these "Republican" primaries. Why? Because the party bosses always back the liberal Republican candidates, and the reason dims bother to drive down to the polling places and vote is that they want to prevent conservative candidates from winning the primaries. It's not complicated. For dim candidates, in our conservative-majority America, running against liberals is easier than running against conservatives. Dims DO NOT vote for conservatives in open primaries.
Rake King Parents or Alumni paying, latter of which is a no-no.
February 29 at 08:06 EST .
Thwarkmaster posted on Main Page The Lobby First question in the debate: What will you do about the debt? Santorum gave a detailed answer. Romney attacked Santorum.
February 22 at 20:20 EST .
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Phooey I live in Fl., wife and I voted for Santorum. We did our best.
February 23 at 10:30 EST .
Thwarkmaster posted on Main Page The Lobby Do we want a moderate attorney defending us if we are involved in a lawsuit? No. Do we want moderate flavors in our cheeseburgers? No. Do we want the Superbowl to be played moderately? No. Do we want a moderate president? HELL, NO!
"So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." --- Revelation 3:16
Iacta alea est I would guess that I am as unhappy with the slate of Repub. candisates as any of you. But let us remember that one trait that most of us really despise about BHO is that he is NOT moderate in anyway regarding his liberalism/statism. And that our country would be much better off had he been so. Extremism has it's place, as Sen. Goldwater so famously (and rightly ) said. Reagan had the best sense of when to fervently, immoderately hold fast to his conservative principals, and when to use moderation to get what he wanted than any president in my lifetime. And I pray our nominee -whoever it is- has a similarly fine tuned sense of the same as well. The best leaders know how to use the rapier and the bludgeon and have the smarts to understand which of them will win them the battle.
January 30 at 05:08 EST .
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Yottyhere Very well said lacta, very well said indeed.
January 30 at 06:13 EST .
Persecutor2 I expect you would find "Great Moderates in History" on the shelf right next to "Great Extremists in History". Extremists don't get elected except by stealth-- or wilful overlooking of their extremism , like maybe because they are black.
January 30 at 11:10 EST .
Thwarkmaster Reagan was a conservative who applied "moderation" when he had to. Clinton was forced to moderate a couple of times, also. Mitt does not hold a conservative position on a SINGLE issue. NADA. Therefore, the best we could hope for from a Romney presidency is that he would have to throw us a bone once in while. He won't have a chance to appease us, though. There aren't enough liberal Republican voters to get him elected.
January 30 at 11:30 EST .
Thwarkmaster P2, the shelves are filled with books about extremists on both sides; Churchill, Lincoln, Washington, Luther, Aristotile, Galileo. ....and Mao, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, and Castro. There's no wimps and chickenhearts section.
January 30 at 11:50 EST .
Persecutor2 I respectfully disagree--holding a strong position does not equate with extremism. In Lincoln's day, ideologically speaking, William Lloyd Garrison and John Brown were the extremists, Lincoln was the --yep, you guessed it, compromiser. In Washington's day, the extremists wanted to stick with the Articles of Cofederation, or to crown an American monarch. Washington et al represented a middle position. I will grant you, there is no 'chickenhearts' section--but the extremists are generally not called "great" either, except by their fellow extremists. BTW, think there are any books about Henry Clay (aka "The great Compromiser" )?
January 30 at 14:25 EST .
Thwarkmaster Ending slavery was an extreme position, and if you think the Civil War was fought over slavery, the conversation is over.
Thwarkmaster 'Scuse me. I saw this, and got in a rush to get it up here. Oh, well.
January 29 at 13:12 EST .
Bettijo Several years ago there was a movement for West for President. Encore, please.
January 29 at 14:52 EST .
Thwarkmaster posted on Main Page The Lobby Drudge is posting every cheesy hate-Newt story he can find. I wonder why he doesn't mind risking the site's reputation for integrity. How is it that Matt Drudge is so desperate to help Romney?
January 26 at 13:29 EST .
Straitpath Just maybe, perhaps, he might think Mitt would be a better candidate????
January 26 at 14:01 EST .
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Thwarkmaster There are plenty of honest ways to express support.
January 26 at 14:07 EST .
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Yottyhere Why wouldn't Matt Drudge use his own site to post links to stories? I don't fault him for posting the links. Instead of calling him names you should be going after the people in the articles or who wrote the articles if you disagree with them. Should he pay to take out an ad in the Washington Post?
January 26 at 16:19 EST .
Pickle1 Ann Coulter is probably the reason. They have been friends for years.
January 26 at 19:53 EST .
Thwarkmaster There are many stories out there countering this trashy attack on Newt. Drudge singled out the garbage, the filthy lies, to post on his once-honest website. Nancy Reagan fondly told a story in which she said "Ronnie passed the torch to Newt." Newt advised Freddy Mac in 1998, long before Freddy developed a bad reputation. Mark Levin refers to this cheeseball Drudge assault as "One lie after another weaved into a basket of bullcrap." Drudge, Rove, and the other cowards are simply lying to America in a desperate attempt to destroy Newt Gingrich.
January 26 at 21:45 EST .
Thwarkmaster Not to mention the wicked sludgeball, Mitt Romney, who is the biggest liar ever to run for political office. He stands by and shrugs while his little punks pour this stinky concoction of nonsense on Newt and on America. Romney does not deserve a single vote.
January 26 at 21:50 EST .
Linder I don't think Drudge is for anyone or out to get anyone...it just seems that way when he reports something unfavorable on your candidate...or mine. This is just part of the sausage making.
January 26 at 22:42 EST .
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Tenntom Everyone needs to go to Freerepublic.com and read the post about Matt Drudge and Matt Rhodes and the exclusive dinner that was attended in Miami a couple of years ago..then you will understand why Drudge is in the tank for Romney--But you had better read it before it is gone...GO TEA PARTY...GO NEWT!!!!!!!!!We are against the elite GOP, and Romney...The GOP will get no donations from me....