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calendar   Wednesday - August 15, 2012

a question of computers

As long as I’m asking questions for which I have no immediate answers, I may as well embarrass myself by admitting I don’t know.

It all started earlier today when my wife asked me what advantage there was to having a desktop computer as opposed to a laptop.

Well, I thought about it for a second and told her that a desktop could more easily be upgraded.

But when she asked me, “what else?”

I was stumped.  Ah, ah, well for one thing .... ah. 

Desktop faster?  Ah ....

Bottom line is, I really don’t know.  I never thought a lot about it.  The only thing connected to our pc is a printer/scanner.  Desktop puter is cheaper by a lot I believe. Depending how much ‘stuff’ you’ve had added to it at purchase.
OK so cost is another advantage although there are some cheaper laptops.  But cheap does not have a nice ring to it.

So, I’d really appreciate a few items based on your knowledge and experience cos I just do not have a very good answer for her.

And again, Thanks in advance.

Cheers and good evening.

Peiper Out. 


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/15/2012 at 12:46 PM   
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guns and more guns?

Okay .... I have a serious question.

Is This Even Possible?

Based entirely on comments made by Drew on the subject of guns and gun ownership in which he also linked to the laws on same,
I am finding this article a bit hard to believe as written.
I realize we must take into account it is after all, the Daily Mail. That isn’t meant as a slur but they do tend toward the sensational.
But as many as reported here?  So I thought I’d bring it to your attention get an answer to my question.
Thanks.

American civilians buy as many AK47s as the Russian military and police… and demand is surging because gun owners fear they will be banned

By MICHAEL ZENNIE


American civilians are buying as many AK47s from Russia’s top armory as the Russian military and police.

The surge in sales of Russian assault rifles and shotguns are fuelled by firearms enthusiasts who are paranoid about the weapons being banned in the United States.

The semiautomatic weapons, fitted with high-capacity magazines, are manufactured at Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant, Russia’s primary small arms factory.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2188727/Americans-buy-AK47s-Russian-military-assault-rifle-surges-popularity.html


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/15/2012 at 12:37 PM   
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Pay The Piper, Call The Tune

Something about “scantily clad young lovelies” I think the demand request was??

Clicky, Ricky.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/15/2012 at 12:22 PM   
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chess club hit by race row. yes it’s them again. the rop. wouldn’t ya know.


ISLAMOPHOBIC

I am so damn tired of seeing that stupid word.  Amazing how easily the left has given the world a new word to hammer people who have good cause to genuinely fear a religion, in whose name a large number of dark age mental residents claim a god given right to slay those who aren’t members of their club.  Worse yet, to be declared with that peculiar phobia, one is automatically marked as belonging outside civilized society and even in some cases, criminal.

Dennis Prager put it well.

“One can rightly or wrongly fear islam or more usually aspects of islam, and have absolutely no bias against all muslims.
The term Islamophobia has one purpose – to suppress any criticism, legitimate or not, of islam.”

Which all leads to the article I found today.  It was at first mostly the chess aspect of the thing that caught my eye.

I’ll be honest.  Firstly, I look askance at western women white or otherwise who convert to a religion I think of as stone age.  That’s their choice but it confuses me as I don’t understand why a female would submit willingly to a religion in whose name so many are defamed and oppressed by and indeed even killed.  We are told by some that islam does not approve of the bad things done in its name any more then all Christians are responsible for the deeds done in its name.  Thing is, no group who claims to be representing any of the main religious groups in the west is busy declaring religious wars against non believers. They aren’t blowing themselves up in market places as happened yesterday.  They aren’t arming 8 yr olds and training them in the art of suicide bombing.  There isn’t one church in Christianity and not one rabbi of the Jewish faith nor Sikh or Hindu that I’m aware of, who has suggested to his followers that killing muslims or anyone else of a differing faith, was a great idea whose time has come. 

Both Jews and Christians have for some years come in for criticism as being well past their use by date.  Christians and Jews have seen comics make fun of and ridicule them and not once has a rabbi or minister or priest called for their immediate killing.
In fact, they haven’t even called for their censorship.  And where Christians may be questioned and their faith doubted by ppl like Bill Maher and the late great Christopher Hitchens and Dr. Starkey and Richard Dawkins, no church official has called for their censorship or demise by violent means.
Jews may have it even worse in many cases due to not just ridicule but actual hate.
But they haven’t burned any cities in the name of Jesus or whatever god it is that rules Jewish faith. 

That’s a long winded rant I wanted to get off my chest, and my way of saying I really do not believe all of this story as reported.  And one of the problems I have is the following line.

The problems started when the hotel where they were staying failed to provide his family with halal food or serve meals at times so that his wife and eldest son could observe Ramadan.

Could it be that the muslim family presumed a bit too much? Why should a hotel that must cater to many different people be obligated to have on hand special food for a group that perhaps they do not see all that often?  How about strictly kosher food for fundamentalist Jews? 
One of the problems with muslims of this type is, they fail to understand because they believe everyone everywhere MUST conform to and appease and meet their needs and demands as a god given right, is a major reason they are hated world wide.
And that’s not racism. That’s self invited disgust and dislike and for many, hate.

So I am not at all sympathetic to any of this family.
Why can’t they take their impossible to pronounce names and their Islamic beliefs to a muslim country where I’m certain they might be happiest.  Except for the white woman here who I’d bet if she lived in a place like Pakistan or Afghanistan might suddenly discover that, islam isn’t the light.  It’s a dark place. A very dark place.


English chess hit by race row over ‘abuse of young Muslim players’

A race row has engulfed the normally cerebral world of English chess after claims that three young Muslim players suffered abuse from parents of other competitors.

By Sam Marsden

The father of the three brothers, aged seven, 10 and 13, alleged that they and their mother were bullied and ostracised by some members of the English delegation to a tournament in Austria.
Sohale Rahman claimed that his wife was spat at and that his eldest son was left bleeding after being assaulted in what he described as Islamophobic abuse.

The English Chess Federation said it was taking the allegations “very seriously” and had started an investigation.
Yousuf bin-Suhayl, 13, and his brothers Ibraheem, 10, and Ieysaa, seven, were selected to represent England at this month’s European Union Youth Chess Championships in Mureck, Austria.
The boys travelled to the tournament with their mother, Tomasina Contu, a white Muslim convert who wears a headscarf, as part of a group organised by the English Chess Federation.

Mr Rahman, from Marshland St James, Norfolk, said the problems started when the hotel where they were staying failed to provide his family with halal food or serve meals at times so that his wife and eldest son could observe Ramadan.

He alleged that the situation escalated, and some parents of other English children taking part in the competition ganged up on and bullied his family. Mr Rahman claimed that two of his sons were denied the chance to have lessons with an international chess master and that one father spat at his wife.

He alleged that tensions rose to the point where an English Chess Federation official warned his wife not to go back to the hotel where the families were staying because he “could not guarantee her safety”, and Mrs Contu had to call police to escort them there.

Mr Rahman claimed that on the final day of the tournament, one mother grabbed Yousuf and sank her fingernails into his chest, causing him to bleed.
He said his wife called Austrian police but was told that they would not investigate the incident because his son’s injuries were not serious enough.
Mr Rahman said he has complained to Norfolk Police about what happened in Austria, and an officer is due to take a statement from him today.

The Daily Telegraph understands that the English Chess Federation will conclude that, while there was a falling-out between some of the parents on the trip, there was no racism or Islamophobia involved.
Stephen Whatley, one of the other parents on the trip to Austria with the English delegation, rejected the allegations as “completely untrue”. He said: “We were the victims. We were victimised throughout the whole time we were there – not just us but other people as well.”

SOURCE, THE TELEGRAPH

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/15/2012 at 09:27 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - August 14, 2012

local fame


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You see these things everywhere out on the roads. Any place there is road work. Any place the road crews are widening a lane, repaving a bit of highway, whatever. I gather that these portable concrete short protective walls are called Jersey Barriers everywhere on the planet ... except in New Jersey. We just call them “those concrete things in the road”. Which is funny, because they’re from here actually. My own very local part of from here, actually.

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Small claim to fame, I know. But like the great Jersey Divide, those little blue road signs always give you a bit of local history.

And if there ever was an area where crash-proof lane dividers really needed inventing, this is it.

I was coming down Iron Bridge Road this afternoon ... there is no iron bridge there any longer; that old bit of 1850s iron was long ago replaced and these days there is a galvanized steel girder bridge with wood planking there instead, turned 45 degrees to the road and with a blind drop off ...


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It takes a real leap of faith to come down hill and drive across this bridge any faster than a crawl.



... and I’m riding the brakes hard the whole length of the road. Trust me, I’m not a ninny behind the wheel, or afraid to go fast or to corner hard. But the roads out here seem vertical. I’ve gone on milder ski slopes that were marked with black diamonds. Plus the lanes are very narrow, and dark under the trees, and they quickly turn to the left and right. Blindly turn I should say. You know it starts being a challenging drive when the signs say “blind corners next 4 miles”, but it really gets the driving challenge on when the signs say “extremely steep road ahead drive at your own risk” ... and that’s where Jersey Barriers were born. In the steepest and blindest roads in the state. Right here in Hunterdon County, not 5 miles from where we live. In the mountains, almost. Well, almost in what passes for mountains in New Jersey. There are two of them I think, in the whole state. And they aren’t really all that tall. Just vertical on the sides. grin


Personally, I prefer the taller “Ontario barriers”, “F barriers” or whatever they’re called. They do stop bigger trucks better, but I like them best because they block the headlights from even the tallest pickups and SUVs coming the other way and I don’t get blinded in my low to the ground little skateboard Saturn.

See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/14/2012 at 01:29 PM   
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strong anti Obama editorial from Pat Condell

No words needed from me but would be very interested in hearing from anyone with comments.
This is one hell of a strong Condell editorial.  And apparently, he thinks less of Obama for reasons you’ll hear, then perhaps many other Conservative critics.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/14/2012 at 11:57 AM   
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a post that needs no intro

image H/T DOC JEFF

Found in my email and thanks Doc.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/14/2012 at 10:24 AM   
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At this rate, the future for this island does indeed look very …. black?

Dear BMEWS…

Yesterday I posted a story about 6 members of a Cameroon Olympic team that ran off and hid for awhile and are asking to stay in this country.
They didn’t care for how little money was spent on sport in their own country and so have decided to stay here. They have btw, until Nov before they overstay their visit.  I made a comment about their welcome to stay and many Brits aren’t looking forward to the possible new citizens to this overcrowded island either.
Our friend Doc Jeff suggested that perhaps it’s good that at least they are looking to better themselves and “be a part of the life of their new country.”

I got to thinking, which might be a new thing for me in these days of my decrepitude, maybe he has something there and in my, I confess to unashamed bigotry, I may have it wrong. Perhaps indeed I missed something.

So ... I decided to run the photos of those folks and have taken the liberty of assigning possible professions for them.

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Well, nobody here will be surprised at all to learn that, hang on. Read it for yourself.

And now the race to be first to claim asylum: Four members of Congo’s Olympic team go missing

By DAVID WILLIAMS and LOUISE ECCLES

Four members of Congo’s Olympic team were said to have gone missing in London yesterday as thousands of their fellow London 2012 athletes and officials flew home.

Their disappearance took the number of African athletes and delegates attending London 2012 who have vanished from their camps or sought political asylum in Britain to 15.

Immigration officials expect that number to increase sharply when athletes’ special London 2012 visas expire in November.

Details of the apparent Congo defections came as it emerged that at least five members of the Cameroon team have pleaded to be allowed to stay in Britain rather than returning with teammates yesterday.

The Home Office refused to say whether the five, all boxers, were seeking asylum.

Two members of the Sudanese team and one Ethiopian are reported to have sought asylum in the UK, one Sudanese is missing, and two other members of the Cameroon team – a swimmer and a female footballer – have also disappeared after suddenly vanishing from the Olympic Village.

A UN-run radio station in Congo said Cedric Mandembo, who competed for the central African country in judo, disappeared after the closing ceremony and has not been reachable on his mobile phone.

He lost his match after 49 seconds and is said to have left the Olympic Village without saying where he was going. He had been due to fly home last night.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/14/2012 at 06:36 AM   
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location,location

Even minus the sea views, Dorset is one of the most beautiful bits of real estate to be found anywhere.  I’ve been there so I’m not speaking hearsay or travel brochures.  There are lots of spectacular places on this island, truly there are.  Many years ago while acting road manager for Country acts who toured the UK, I got to see places even my Brit born wife hasn’t seen.  I’ve visited places whose names I can’t recall and aren’t in any travel guides.  I’ve seen good and bad as you will anywhere. 

I happened to see this in the morning paper and thought it worth posting for another reason beside beauty and the fact that I am taken with it.

First of all it isn’t something usual for bmews.  Yeah from time to time I’ve posted houses but always because I thought something unique about them.

The owner of this “cottage” has to have money just for the upkeep of that roof.  Thatch is very expensive and then there’s that lawn and trees etc.
I love this sort of architecture I suppose because it isn’t normal to my growing up experience.  And it’s a sure bet we will never be in a position to afford a home like this.  Never mind the home. Anyone can buy I guess but the upkeep would eat us alive.  And Dorset isn’t I’d opine, an inexpensive place to live in.  A case of Champagne taste and beer pocket for me.

If you scroll down to the third photo at the link, you’ll see two houses under construction on either side of this house.  Larger and almost dwarf the cottage and nowhere as pretty. No class at all.  No character.
Pretty much the same thing here where we now live.  The two pretty outdated dormer bungalows on either side of us were sold and demolished and newer larger houses built.  One of them truly a characterless eyesore of no beauty whatever and costing about One Million 600 thousand if using American dollars as the example of cost. And they don’t even bother to trim their front hedge. Looks awful trust me. Every house on this street keeps the front neat and tidy but not overboard. The million dollar house ignores theirs and house and hedge look like crap.
Easy to understand then why I’m so damn over the moon when I look at places like this.

I don’t know if it’s actually the very prettiest in all the land ... but it’s in the running.

Is this the prettiest cottage in England? Dream home with remarkable sea views and all yours for £3million

The house is perched on top of a cliff in Dorset with views of the Solent and the Needles

Its owner says for years people have turned up at her door and tried to buy it from her

Sandy Hollowood is now off to Australia and is selling what estate agents say is Britain’s loveliest home

By PAUL SIMS

With its thatched roof, manicured lawn and floral gardens it is the epitome of the chocolate box cottage.

Only, the views outside are not that of an unspoilt countryside that goes on as far as the eye can see.

There are no winding country lanes nearby. Nor are there acres of undulating greenery.

Instead this sumptuous £3million property enjoys the most spectacular sea vistas imaginable.

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Perched on a cliff-top in Christchurch, Dorset, potential buyers need only turn 180 degrees from the rural idyll of the cottage itself to take in the stunning views of the Solent.

The unique combination means the four-bedroom detached property on Avon Run Road boasts the best of both worlds.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/14/2012 at 04:40 AM   
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calendar   Monday - August 13, 2012

olympic team doesn’t want to return home, they want to stay here. of course they do.

A week ago we heard about this group disappearing and now here they are.

They were the boxers from Cameroon. All five of them.  They walked away from the program and are now asking to stay here in the UK.
Oh bloody great. Just what this country needs.  Well, actually it doesn’t need this problem at all.

I was only planning to post the previous cry me a river and then found this story.

I wonder if this will be another case of human rights and a long drawn out thing where in the end they’ll get to stay.

On benefits of course.  If the Brits don’t say ENOUGH and deport them, they are in even worse shape then we thought.

On the other hand, weren’t the opening ceremonies in part a celebration of “multi-culturalism” and the benefits of diversity?
Yes, I believe they were.

Five Cameroon boxers who vanished from Olympics claim they were ‘threatened’ and want to stay in UK ‘to develop their careers’

The athletes say they had been treated badly by Cameroon officials

They said there was no support for athletes in their country

The group allege that their promised bonuses had been halved

By EMILY ALLEN

Five Olympic boxers from Cameroon who disappeared during the Games wish to remain in Britain to develop their careers, it has emerged.

The men say the Cameroon Olympic delegation ‘threatened’ them so they fled from the Olympic village in Stratford, east London last week.

Thomas Essomba, Christian Donfack Adjoufack, Abdon Mewoli, Blaise Yepmou Mendouo and Serge Ambomowere, are among seven athletes from the African nation who have disappeared.

But at a meeting with reporters in a secret location they claimed they want to stay put in the UK not for economic reasons but because there is no support for athletes in their home country.

The boxers, who have a visa to stay in the UK until November, claim Olympic officials from their country had treated them badly and the amount they were promised in bonuses had been halved.

Mendouo said officials had asked them to hand over their passports after their fights and tried to send them home before the Games had finished.

In a BBC interview, Mendouo said they decided to fight ‘as we are fighters’ and said the group was looking for a sponsor to back them and secure long-term residency.

He said: ‘We want to become professional. We cannot return to Cameroon… if we return, we will not practise anymore.’

However, head of the Cameroon delegation to the Olympics, David Ojong, refuted the allegations and claimed last week that the seven sportsmen had left to stay in Europe for economic reasons.

Mr Ojong said in a message sent to Cameroon’s Ministry of Sports and Physical Education at the time: ‘What began as rumour has finally turned out to be true. Seven Cameroonian athletes who participated at the 2012 London Olympic Games have disappeared from the Olympic Village.’

The five boxers all disappeared after being eliminated from the games last Sunday.

Reserve women’s goalkeeper, Drusille Ngako, who was not one of the 18 included in the final squad for the Olympics, went missing shortly before Cameroon’s last friendly match.

Whilst her team-mates left for Coventry for their game against New Zealand, she vanished.

A few days later, swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue and his personal belongings were also not found in his room.

International Olympic Committee officials said last week they had not been notified about the missing athletes.

The disappearances are not the first time Cameroonian athletes have gone missing during international sports competitions.

At past Francophonie and Commonwealth games events, as well as at junior soccer competitions, several Cameroonians have quit their delegation without official consent.

The UK Border Agency could not confirm whether the boxers had sought asylum in Britain.

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Oh good one!! The boxing was probably just a ruse to get here in the first place. They must think we are completely stupid.... oh hang on a minute, urm silly me!!
- Debsy, Andover, Hants, 13/8/2012 16:09


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/13/2012 at 12:52 PM   
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a possible voice in the wilderness

My posting has been a bit spotty of late. 

Well, I may not have been up with the birdies like Drew, I guess 7:30am isn’t exactly the crack of dawn. Is it?

Have been taking care of wife a lot who is on the mend but still not well enough in many respects to look after herself. She’s on mega doses totaling I think 7 pills. A day.  Plus the liquid pain med. which is Morphine.  Which after awhile makes her, not spacey, not high, nothin’ like that. But it does something and makes a change I don’t have the vocabulary to describe.  Nothing urgent, but somehow different for several hours.

And then there’s our back yard, or as it would be referred to here, our back garden.
It’s been sadly neglected for too long.  Partly due to very bad weather, lots of rain, which even so me and the birds have been out in working anyway.
Took advantage of a few very good days and really went to work weeding stinging nettles taller then me. I’m 5-10 and some of those darn things really tower over me.  Cutting and trimming bushes and cutting away dead branches from trees, cutting away the ivy that’s been winding its way around everything.  Hired a guy with a pick up to haul away all the stuff and now have more. Lots more.  But after yesterday I just had to take today off.  Muscles ache from lack of exercise, and a bum left knee and arthritic feet not too happy with me. But it’s funny how much better I feel once the days work is done.  I actually look forward to the next days work.

So that’s some of what I’ve been up to.

Reading papers about the Olympics, not a lot cos I don’t care that much.  But what I have seen in the reports, is everyone crying. It’s so nice to see the guys find their feminine side and break out in tears. Innit it?  Jeesh.  There’s a brief line about two skull rowers, the poor, poor guys (two of them) were in tears because they won silver instead of the gold they missed by fractions of a second. Is that something for anyone to cry over publicly?
And everyone’s doing it.

Those of you who know some of my habits will also know I relate so many things to music. Not the closing ceremonies which I caught a fraction of here at the computer.  I don’t understand the people who actually believe what they were listening to was really music.  I can think of so many other words to describe the crap being amplified and the silly looking dancers and stupid looking costumes, etc.,etc.

Okay so then back to what I wanted to say before I sidetracked myself.

I relate things to music and think that the theme for the closing ceremonies should have been:

CRY ME A RIVER


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/13/2012 at 12:12 PM   
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Window Day

Up with the birdies today and out the door. Doing windows for several of the condos here. “Quick” money always seems to take longer because I wind up visiting and talking, but I got extra from the first job for washing the screens, and I don’t have the jobs scheduled right on top of each other. “Around 1:20, 2:30ish” is as close as I can do it. Gives me time to stop off back here for a clean dry shirt, a sandwich and a pee. And I won’t burn a whole gallon of gas today. Not even half. Cool ... because prices are going up again, and have been sneaking up 50¢ since their low point in early June.



House Oversight Committee to file contempt suit against Holder

The House Oversight Committee is expected to file its contempt of Congress lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, a Republican congressional source told Fox News.

The move comes after the House in June voted to hold Holder in contempt over the department’s response to inquiries into Operation Fast and Furious.

The civil court case was expected, as congressional Republicans anticipated they would have to take their case to a judge to try and compel the Obama administration to turn over documents pertaining to the failed anti-gunrunning program.

Shortly before the House voted for contempt, President Obama locked down key documents by claiming executive privilege. That decision is expected to be challenged in the court case.

Well, so much for our cooperative representative government. Thieves and liars. Throw them all in jail, and start over. And every law passed or decided since 2000 ... probably chuck them out too.

DC - Land o’ losers.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/13/2012 at 10:00 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - August 11, 2012

Fire It Up!!

Paul Ryan for Veep

Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday, selecting the Republican Party’s go-to man on budget issues in a decision that signals the campaign will make the nation’s spiraling debt a centerpiece of its attacks on President Obama.

Romney made the selection official during a campaign stop Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va., before launching a four-day bus tour. 

The Republican presidential candidate called his new running mate a man of “steadiness” and “integrity.” Speaking Saturday morning, Romney praised Ryan as an “intellectual leader” of the party, one who understands the toll the debt is taking on the country but is optimistic about the future.

“He doesn’t demonize his opponents. He understands that honorable people can have honest differences and he appeals to the better angels of our nature,” Romney said. “He’s never been content to just curse the darkness. He’d rather light candles.”

To the backdrop of retired battleship USS Wisconsin, an energized Ryan then riled up the crowd with a feisty speech that promoted Romney as the solution to the problems under President Obama. Ryan, met with chants of “USA, USA,” gave a sweeping vision speech on free enterprise, one laced with attacks on the White House incumbent.

“No one disputes that President Obama inherited a difficult situation. And, in his first two years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every item on his agenda. But that didn’t make things better,” Ryan said. “In fact, we find ourselves in a nation facing debt, doubt and despair. ...

“Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure.”

Paul Ryan came out swinging Saturday in his new role as Mitt Romney’s running mate, accusing President Obama of presiding over a “record of failure” and promising to speak “truth” to America’s problems and correct course.

“We can turn this thing around,” Ryan vowed, as he and Romney joined for the first time as the official 2012 Republican ticket.

The Wisconsin congressman, to the backdrop of retired battleship USS Wisconsin, gave a feisty opening speech—setting the tone for the Romney-Ryan bus tour that’s next on the agenda, and the race going forward. Dutifully promoting the top of the ticket, Ryan touted Romney as the solution to the economic problems under Obama.

Met with chants of “USA, USA” from a riled-up crowd in Virginia, Ryan spoke broadly about the virtues of free enterprise and specifically about America’s economic woes, all laced with pointed attacks on the White House incumbent. Though Ryan’s reputation is that of a reserved and wonkish pol, his break-out speech as running mate signaled he’ll be playing offense for Romney quite frequently.

Ryan accused the Obama team of being “more worried about their next election than they are about the next generation.” He blamed Obama’s “misguided policies” for the economic rut the country’s been stuck in.

Well, that’s a fine pick I guess. We’re ready to rumble, so now let’s get it on. And FOR ONCE answer fire with fire. Smack the Dims with their own weapons. Don’t be afraid to fight dirty. Don’t apologize for anything, other than that you’re sorry Obama’s an illegitimate loser of a foreign communist who’s mother was an underage statutorily raped cheap white trash ho. And how you’re sorry that Obama and his evil manipulating wife were able to snooker America into electing him by hiding nearly everything about his past and covering the rest with lies. And how you’re sorry about the damage he’s done to our economy, our government, and our nation’s standing in the world.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/11/2012 at 12:43 PM   
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Bugger Off Mitt

I am so sick and tired of the damned RNC/GOP/Folks For Romney people calling me and calling me to get a donation.

LEAVE ME ALONE.

I don’t care that your records show that I gave you $X last time around (for McCain). No, you can’t put me down for some amount today, and no I’m not giving you a credit card number to make a valued donation the easy way.

If I want to write you a check, I can use any one of the mailers you send me ALMOST EVERY DAY to send one in.

And they’re calling me almost every day.

Crivens, I just had the worst call yet from one of their high pressure bastards. Not only was the volume cranked up so loud that I could hear him clearly from arm’s length, he wouldn’t shut up or let me get a word in edgewise. I tried to tell him he was way too loud but that only helped for a second. When I tried to actually converse with the guy and explain my situation he went right back into PUSH MODE and started giving me the extra loud machine gun fast sales assault. I could not interject; he just ran over every thing I tried to say. At 130 decibels, I swear.

So I yelled back at him. Told him to take me off the list, never to call me again. LEAVE ME ALONE. Top of my lungs.

Son of a bitch. I don’t need this. Mittens, you’ve got a quarter billion dollars of your own. You want to be President, buy it just like everyone else does. But not with my money this time.


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