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An Illinois Christmas greeting
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/09/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top||

#1  A few more of them presently serving deserve a stretch in the Graybar Hotel.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2012 11:44 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Barack Obama (Biography - On the Lighter Side)
In 2009, President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for numerous accomplishments, which may have included:
A fifth-place award in the 7th-grade spelling bee
No tardies during the school year of 1970, and
Winning the Boy Scout Pine-Car Derby 3 years straight.

Obama also received a red poppy pin for contributing to the war in Afghanistan and a giant stuffed Tasmanian Devil for sinking 3 baskets at the Maryland state fair. There's no stopping this man.
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 12/09/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top||

#1  Our Dear Leader got a hole-in-one on every hole of golf today.
hail Dear leader
Posted by: Mikey Hunt || 12/09/2012 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Sorry, I'm well beyond the humor.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/09/2012 2:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Who made the car for him? Every pinewood derby car that ever won a race was a "team project" (i.e. the dad built it). And it takes math.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 12/09/2012 7:53 Comments || Top||

#4  "Every pinewood derby car that ever won a race was a "team project""

And they required sharp Exacto (or other) carving knives.

The horror!
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 12/09/2012 10:16 Comments || Top||

#5  champs pinewood derby car? I didn't build that!
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 12/09/2012 10:46 Comments || Top||

#6  'soeker - myself as well, but, at this point, we can only accept what it is and be amusedly interested in what happens during the ride....
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 12/09/2012 10:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Ditto B. His entire biography and history was a made up fiction anyway so who really knows anything about Champ. I'm thinking he is more like the Manchurian Candidate.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2012 11:51 Comments || Top||

#8  No he definitely spent his youth in Keyna. I managed to verify that...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/09/2012 19:37 Comments || Top||

#9  I said he was a Manchurian Candidate back in 2008 when he started running the first time, John.

We're definitely right about that. Guess we'll find out which "Manchuria" now. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 12/09/2012 21:27 Comments || Top||

#10  I used to laugh when Aunt Mabel said he was the anti-Christ.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/09/2012 21:41 Comments || Top||


Poor Sweet Baby James 'really suffered under Cheney/Bush'
Another washed up former pop star gives us all what we have been begging for: his unfiltered views of the Bush years. The CNS video won't embed. Sorry... From TFA:
(CNSNews.com) James Taylor said he "really suffered" under eight years of "Cheney/Bush," while speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday about election reform.

"It was sort of natural, being so politically active over the years, that I would get involved in the campaign of 2008," Taylor said. "I really--I was hugely motivated also by eight years of Cheney/Bush, and I say it in that order on purpose."
A lot of us felt the same way, Hames, but what can you do? Bush was the president.
"Those were--it was a tough time for me," he said. "I really suffered."
Somehow you muddled through, as we will after eight years of the Champ
"It made me deeply ambivalent about my country that we would choose that, even if we may not have chosen it," Taylor said. "But that, that was our, that's what represented us in the world. I felt as though after September 11, the diversion, the distraction of the nation's concern and energy into Iraq was unpardonable."
Iraq was unfinished busienss of a bloody dictator who would not hold to the truce and kept shooting at our aircraft
"I felt that it was inept, corrupt and opaque," he said. "Those were tough years for me."
If it was opaque, you weren't paying attention
"And I was very deeply motivated in 2008 to see Barack Obama--this wonderful, sort of a surprise, really, I couldn't believe our luck that we had gotten such a real person -- as to make it through the filter system of our politics," said Taylor, a five-time Grammy Award winner. "So, it meant a lot to me and I know it would've meant a huge amount to my father, because I think of him often.

Taylor, who campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, said supporting Obama "restored" his faith in the country.
Go to hell Hames. My faith in my country is unshakeable whether I go to the polls or not, and it is not dependent on political winds...
"It was the largest grassroots event that we've ever seen in this country and the people involved were such, just fundamentally such good people I felt that it really meant a lot to me to be involved in it," he said. "They were smart, too, the people who handled his campaign."
You'll get no argument from me. It is not for nothing they call the republican party the party of stupid.
"They did it really well and they were committed to this mission, they really carried it out beautifully," Taylor said.
Posted by: badanov || 12/09/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top||

#1  Hey, James. I've had to really suffer through your self pitying, whiny bitch ballads for over forty years. So we'll call it even, OK, asshole?
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/09/2012 1:14 Comments || Top||

#2  He got fooled, again.
Posted by: Perfesser || 12/09/2012 3:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Came here to say what tu3031 said!
Posted by: Raj || 12/09/2012 8:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. Most dismal voice in pop music. Lyrics are worse.
Posted by: Grunter || 12/09/2012 8:30 Comments || Top||

#5  When they were his.
Posted by: no mo uro || 12/09/2012 8:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Well luckily he helped in 2008 to defeat Cheney/Bush reelection. Did so well you couldnt even find them on the ballot. And disrupted all those plans for dismantling elections and a perm draft.

Thank god too because if Cheney/Bush won they might have screwed up the economy and increased drone strikes without shuttind down guantanimo and then where would we be?

Anothrr tool, but this one is no a surprise.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 12/09/2012 10:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Suffering? What the hell is he talking about? Is he in touch with reality?
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2012 11:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Reality is a crutch.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/09/2012 13:01 Comments || Top||

#9  No comment from Carly Simon, who suffered under James Taylor...
Posted by: Pappy || 12/09/2012 13:30 Comments || Top||

#10  I'm with tu.
Posted by: Barbara || 12/09/2012 13:32 Comments || Top||

#11  No comment from Carly Simon, who suffered under James Taylor...

DINGDINGDINGDINGDING!!! We have a winner, folks!
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) || 12/09/2012 13:36 Comments || Top||

#12  As to JT's political efflatus, all I have to say is "meh." It's the typical leftist BS from a lightly-educated celebutard who spent most of his adolescence and early adulthood in varying degrees of pharmaceutically induced impairment. That being said, I'll confess to a tendency to divorce my loathing of his politics from my continuing enjoyment of his music - at least his early-'70s stuff. Nearly any cut from "Sweet Baby James" can transport me back to the first day of 8th-grade English class and ending up seated next to a beautiful, friendly green-eyed blonde named Sharon...
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) || 12/09/2012 13:47 Comments || Top||

#13  you wanna suffer, nancyboy? Go hunting with Dick
Posted by: Frank G || 12/09/2012 14:04 Comments || Top||

#14  Just a gentle warning, don't call him a lunatic.
Posted by: tipper || 12/09/2012 17:55 Comments || Top||

#15  Who?
Posted by: Barbara || 12/09/2012 18:43 Comments || Top||

#16  James Taylor,Barbara. Which is the first thing I thought when I read his streams of consciousness. Then I remembered it's illegal.
Posted by: tipper || 12/09/2012 22:41 Comments || Top||



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