- Sequester negotiations could last until May.
- Bob Woodward claims to be “threatened” by White House. Email exchange proves otherwise. UPDATED.
- Budget cuts may hit red states harder.
- Can Boehner and Obama get along?
- Pictures of the White House gutted in 1949.
- Justice Sonia Sotomayor‘s role in the Voting Rights Act trial.
- It’s the Federal Reserve’s 100th birthday; George Will blows out the candles.
- Karl Rove: Call Obama’s bluff. “Giving Obama flexibility on where to make cuts will temporarily give him greater power. But it will also empower House Republicans, who exercise oversight.”
- Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s long nose.
Diplomacy gone wild:
Obama is a scary Chicago thug:
@sacredh Are there a lot of Chicago thugs who wear mom jeans?
@sacredh Just for the record I'm not sayin' Ynet about this Wood Head thing. Dumb.
@sacredh You'd think a guy who helped take down Nixon would know when he is and isn't being threatened by the White House.
And haters are shitting theirs.
retiredvet, people say and do stupid things all the time because they say things before they've thought about them. I know I do. That's why I laugh at how the media tries to read meanings into everything our politicians or spokesmen say. Who hasn't said something on the spur of the moment because they were irritated at something? The people with a microphone or camera in their face are no different. They're just like us but in the public eye. Where they are different is that when they say something stupid, they have to decide in an instant whether to take back what they just said or somehow try to justify what they really didn't mean in the first place.
You just described the method of the best comedians. Serious subject exposed in a joking way. You could do great standup.
Thanks for the kind words retiredvet, but a breath of fresh air to one person might be air pollution to another. As for making jokes, I think it's a more effective way of making a point. A person may laugh at something, but then they'll think about it.
@sacredh You're a breath of fresh air man. We have to make jokes to stay reasonably sane these days.
As for the nudity thing, that does make me wonder. My ex thought it was funny. The three of us have know each other and been close friends since we were teenagers. We've seen each other naked thousands of times and it was never a big deal. Why should it be now? It's not like we've grown better looking or more appealing as we got older.
roknsteve, I lean socialist. I don't believe in pure socialism as a viable form of government anymore than I think pure capitalism is a good idea. I think we should look at the various aspects of each (and other forms of government) and incorporate the best of them all. I'm not a purist in any sense of the word.
As for me being funny, I don't know. Maybe coming of age in the 60s had a great deal to do with how I think. Sometimes my wife laughs her ass off at meand other times she wishes I had an off button. I don't really try to be funny. I think life is bizarre and I just notice it.
@sacredh I need to know if I'm a socalist? I'm not a dem ro rep or liberal or tarian etc. So where am I??? I only know I was born a rock 'n roller whom is heart centered.
@sacredh Is it true you cheat at Yahtzee?
Sue_N, that kind of stuff sounds way worse than it really is. It sounds far more interesting than it really is too.
@sacredh Don't know if that's true or not. Don't care.
Sue_N, my wife and ex are best friends and 1st cousins. It was really innocent. My wife and ex went out drinking while I was at work on 4-12 and she told told me if they weren't back by the time I got home, to just go ahead and go to bed. I got home, jumped in the shower and had just got out when she yelled down and asked me if it was OK to bring her down to see the work I'd done in the library. I said I'd just got out of the shower so she said to put something on. I put on my John Deere ballcap. She made a big deal out of it.
@sacredh You sound like my husband. Well, except for the "naked in front of the ex-wife" thing. He complains that I remember too much and hear too well. It also bugs him when I bring logic into an argument.
But you'd all be lost without us.
I don't even try to pretend that I call the shots. She remembers EVERYTHING. She was still complaining recently about me being naked in front of my ex-wife and that was last SUMMER!
@sacredh As is the natural order of things.
@sacredh I think your wife is my hero.
She made me call her back and explain. They weren't watching the news. Eileen wanted the recipe for my wife's marshmallow icing.
You're evil in a good way.
LOL. One of my buddies must have been watching the news because almost as soon as I finished reading the story, the phone rang. I saw his name on caller ID, picked it up and yelled "F**k me you BEAST!". Click.
I'm sure that'll be the meme. It's not hard to think like a GOPer; just remove common sense, reason and anything you think sounds right and imagine the dumbest, most juvenile shit you can.
It'll take a few days for them to convince themselves that have to divorce their wives and marry men. At least a day. They're hitting the reststops now.
Imagine that - Obama found his balls and baggers lost theirs.
What sportsmanship (and human kindness) really means: http://www.viddler.com/embed/70d1d214/?f=1&offset=0&autoplay=0&secret=48017121&disablebranding=0
(And, no, I'm not crying. I just have something in my eyes.)
@Sue_N Yeah, I saw that somewhere else recently. It's pretty awesome, eh?
@Sue_N Agreed. I've been coaching for several years and we always stress good sportsmanship and, for the most part, it's gone very well but it's not without its challenges. Some parents are more of the "win at all costs" mentality and it makes coaching kids' sports a bit difficult. I'm sure the difficulty only increases at the high school level.
That was a terrific story. The best of humanity on display without any childish politics involved.