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April 14, 2008

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The Truth Revealed!

One of the rules of probability states that if you forced a million chimps to type for a million years, they would eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare, or "It Takes a Village," I forget which. Similarly, the endless stream of Clinton/Obama verbiage was bound to produce a nugget or two of truth, and a couple of days ago, we got a couple.

According to Barrack Obama, citizens who are bitter about their economic hardships "…cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them…" as a way to explain their frustrations. Hillary, sensing blood, immediately called him an elitist, and went on to say that "Americans who believe in the Second Amendment believe it’s a constitutional right."

Barack Obama (Harvard Law) is of course an elitist, and he is an urban elitist, and among these folk, interest in or ownership of firearms is viewed as anything from a quaint aberration to a dangerous form of psychosis. Hillary is, if anything, more of an elitist, and what is really fascinating about her statement is her use of the word "believe." Believe means that you think something may be true, but you can’t prove it, so you have to go part of the way on faith.

"I believe the Yankees will blow it again this year."

"I believe I’m going to throw up."

Hillary Clinton (Yale Law) does not necessarily accept the Second Amendment as the law of the land. If you believe in it, she says, it is the law. If you don’t believe in it, by implication, it isn’t.

In the meanwhile, Hillary (who as First Lady urged Congress to buck the gun lobby; at least I think the word was buck) continues to prattle about her father teaching her to shoot, and Governor Ed Rendell, who is one of the worst of the anti-gun governors, blathers on about the great traditions of hunting and sportsmanship in Pennsylvania.

I believe I’m going to throw up.

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Rob

People in "fly-over country" may have reason to be dissatisfied, but what made Obama's remarks so offensive is that he said we unwashed and uneducated (OK, I added that bit) people turn to guns and religion to soothe our bitterness. Elitist liberal that he is, he can't understand that people of faith may have actually thought through their beliefs (and have faith anyway) or that shooting and hunting are legitimate hobbies engaged in by people from all walks of life and that their hobby is protected by the 2nd Amendment--which is no less foundational to our system of government than any of the other Amendments.

But to his point, which, I think, was economic problems, the solution is not more paternalistic social programs. Am I bitter? Yes. But I'm bitter that Washington can't just leave us the hell alone, not because I think I need a place in line at the government gravy train!

YooperJack

Jason:
Your comments are 44 years too late. In 1964, LBJ declared a "War on Poverty". This program endeavored to eliminate poverty in America. The minimum wage rate was raised. There were all kinds of federal jobs programs. Discrimination in hiring became illegal. Jobs training programs were started.

Someone a lot smarter than me could probably tell you, exactly how much we've spent in the past 44 years, fighting this "war". I know its a lot! Guess what? We still have poor people. But because of this economic burden, it renders us much less competitive in the Global Economy.
YooperJack

Michael

I believe I will move to New Zealand.

How do you stop crime?
Enforce a shoot back neighborhood!

semp

Hillary must wear those 'activated charcoal' Depends.

semp

Why is it everytime Hillary is shown entering a campaign rally everyone is clapping ... she's clapping usually with her rodent like mouth gasping wide open ... she's dancing ... the people are dancing? It's like some high school pep rally or revival meeting or KoolAid tasting. They all look friggin nuts. It's scary not Presidential?What the hell will her White House be like?

Bubba

Yoop

If I'm not mistaken, (and I am alot of the time!) LBJ is the one who "instituted" the "minimum wage" laws!
I can remember me and another kid, sweeping the auction barn floor just before the sale for .50 an hour. It took about an hour and we really enjoyed our fifty cents. Next week, I (my mother was the bookkeeper) earned .75 an hour, BUT, it took me 2 hours alone, and it wasn't near as much fun! I made a buck and a half and the barn operator wondered what took me so long! The next week, I didn't (wasn't allowed due to cost) get to sweep!

Bubba

Brian T

Makes me believe that I have to "talk to the big white telephone" and call "HERB!"

Evan!

Osama-Obama jokes! Classic!

I'm fine with being "an elitist" if it means I can criticize someone beyond rhyming their name with the name of a bad guy. whew! dumb has a new definition.

yrs-
Evan!

YooperJack

Bubba:
You're right on LBJ. I remember those times. In 66 I got my first job, pumping gas. I received $1.00 per hour. My friends were all jealous. It was the biggest station in town and we sold around three times what the other stations sold.

I didn't buy much other products so the only way I can relate this is to the price of gas. One hour of labor bought me three gallons at that time. Oh yeah. A Remington 1100 was $175. I still have that shotgun. The elderly Jewish couple that owned the sporting goods store sold that shotgun to me on credit. I don't bird hunt much anymore but that shotgun will never be for sale. Every time I see it, I think of them.
YooperJack

duff

Let them (Hill & Obie) keep talking...the "best" thing about a long (2 years!) campaign with people like that is they bury themselves...why?...because they can't shutup.

Milton  Burton

This is to Yooper Jack?

What is a "Yooper"?

WA Mtnhunter

I think Dems should all give Hillary the clap.

Andrew

Bubba. Liberal / conservative differences are very simple. What complicates matters is when a liberal, like Obama, claims to be "post partisan" or moderate when he's absolutely part of the left wing. When Obama says he never wanted to ban hand guns- that blurs the issue. Anyone who thinks John McCain is part of the right wing needs to take a closer look at his record. Instead of endless boring debates we should hook candidates up to a lie detector and ask 20 questions on live TV-

YooperJack

Milton Burton:
We are residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Not to be confused with "Trolls" who reside below the bridge (sorry Thomas). Since we always refer to the two peninsulas, those of us in the U.P. are Yoopers. You can tell us pretty easily. Most of us have cars and trucks with custom paint jobs, not available in showrooms. Usually a brown car, 1 green door. Maybe a blue pickup, red box. Economically, we're a bit depressed but the hunting and fishing is sometimes pretty good and the crime rate is fairly low.
YooperJack

Peter

Obama's trying write this off as "just making a mistake in something he said" you don't just make a "mistake" like that. not when youve been in public office and spoke like Obama has. Its just his true opinion coming out.

I heard one Senator talking about how people overlook politicians "mistakes" by saying "o he tried" lol he said ya You take your car to get fixed, get it back and the engines gone. " o well the guy tried" right

Steve S

I'm sure I'll get shouted down on this bog, but I found this....

"The nonprofit History News Network is reporting that in an informal survey of 109 historians, 98.2 percent considered President George W. Bush’s presidency to be a failure, while 1.8 percent called it a success."

Everyone on this site is saying how bad the Dems are, but look at the past 8 years. Face reality. The reps did a horrible job. Maybe its time for new ideas.

So long as they aren't hillary's.


Bubba

Steve S

OR Obama's!!!!

Bubba

Steve S

Bubba-

Would you take 8 more years of Bush or 4 / 8 years of Obama?

Just to gauge things....

semp

corn

eyeball

That "put a million chimps on a million typewriters forever, and sooner or later one will write a Shakespeare play" line has been refuted. We have been pounding away on the Internet for quite some time, and no Shakespeare has appeared yet.

The sad thing about Obama's comment is that he most likely meant it in an understanding way. He doesn't hate us for our beliefs, he pities us for them. And when he is elected President, he will move to legally correct our flawed opinions with the patience of a parent explaining to a six year old why it is wrong to play with the stove.

Liberal elites seem to have the opinion that those who disagree with them are 1. Ignorant (I meant educationally disadvantaged), 2. Stupid (intellectually challenged, sorry), 3. Crazy (socially maladjusted, again, sorry), or 4. Evil (knows better, but has an agenda). That is why they seem to spend more time analyzing us than debating us. I'm tired of it, though, and I have been for about thirty years. I pray neither Democrat gets elected.

eyeball

That "put a million chimps on a million typewriters forever, and sooner or later one will write a Shakespeare play" line has been refuted. We have been pounding away on the Internet for quite some time, and no Shakespeare has appeared yet.

The sad thing about Obama's comment is that he most likely meant it in an understanding way. He doesn't hate us for our beliefs, he pities us for them. And when he is elected President, he will move to legally correct our flawed opinions with the patience of a parent explaining to a six year old why it is wrong to play with the stove.

Liberal elites seem to have the opinion that those who disagree with them are 1. Ignorant (I meant educationally disadvantaged), 2. Stupid (intellectually challenged, sorry), 3. Crazy (socially maladjusted, again, sorry), or 4. Evil (knows better, but has an agenda). That is why they seem to spend more time analyzing us than debating us. I'm tired of it, though, and I have been for about thirty years. I pray neither Democrat gets elected.

Bubba

Steve S

I would prefer a life time of GWB, (theoretically speaking, of course!) to five minutes of HRC or BHO!
I know FDR was re-elected an unprecedented 3! times and no, that's not what I'm advocating, even though FDR did a magnificent job of guiding us(America, that is!) through WW II! I wonder how HST or some other incumbent would have handled "that" situation AND how it would have turned out!
BUT, (oh dear, the but [butt?!]thing again!) to be perfectly honest, I don't have any idea what kind of POTUS HRC or BHO would make, but I'm just pretty damn sure "I" don't want to find out! And I'll make sure in November, that I do "my" part in saying, "Not no, but HELL NO!!!!"
I truly think there are both blacks and women out there that would do a commendable job as POTUS! I also think that there may be some Democrats in the same boat! I would even give John Edwards a shot over the other two!
I DO NOT think that HRC OR Obama either one is the person we need in the Oval Office!

Bubba

Peter

To Steve S.
I personally agree that the Republicans have really screwed up things the last few years. I think we do need new ideas. However, I don't believe that either the Democrats or the Republicans have the answeres. The U.S. people need to quit voting in people that will do more for them and start voting people in that will start reducing our Bureaucracy, and getting the Federal Government out of personal business and let States which are more easily controlled by the people of this wonderful country. The Supreme Courts reaction to cases like Roe v Wade and others should have been.. Not our problem,let your state fix it.

Peter

To Steve S again,
I have to rephrase something I said and in turn disagree with you on something. We don't need new ideas. We need Old Ideas. Like those of Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan. This country needs to get back to its constition!




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