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June 24, 2009



At least now we know why he turned down the stimulus package. He was getting stimulated in Argentina instead.


Now that's the best one I've read! Thanks, Greg.

Family values. Humbug.


The curse of 2012.


We understand joanie.

Queens Hunter

A bit of hate talk from John F. (reporting for duty) Kerry:

"The Bay State senator was telling a group of business and civic leaders in town at his invitation about the “bizarre’’ tale of how South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had “disappeared for four days’’ and claimed to be hiking along the Appalachian Trail, but no one was really certain of his whereabouts.
“Too bad,’’ Kerry said, “if a governor had to go missing it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin.’’
The Democratic-centric crowd laughed.

Sarah absolutely drives libs insane.
They fear her and should.


If she drives libs insane, she seems to be off limits for criticism by the likes of you Putz


We understand??????
Is that the royal we, chux?

Madame Queen, you're back. Where's the King? Sarah's always good for a joke. Besides, if she were missing, we'd either look for a helicopter slaughtering defenseless wolves or someone attempting to deliver cookies to that neighbor she can see in Russia.


Pathetic for a politician (ignoring the party affiliation). Sanford should still continue as Governor for the remainder of his term, but after that - his political career would be finished.

After all, Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy and Jack Murtha - all Dems were involved in scandals at least as bad or worse and they are still in office.


What scandals? Be specific! Redo and turn in again.

BTW, what is it with the right and tears?


I saw some of his press conference. This man has real problems, his integrity is vanished and he has no back stop. It looks like the state Republican Party as a whole will not support him. He may get support from the friends but he doesn’t have the confidence of the party.
But I think the real story is what made him run south of the border in short order. Not a political story because he put that to rest, but as a human interest story.


"At least Mark Sanford didn't leave a woman to drown in a lake"
_ mary jo kopechne


Plus his wife kicked him out 2 weeks ago. Yeah, he should stick it out like Larry Craig..


I think his problems all stemmed from him sticking it out.


Indeed, VG


From Randi:

sign up for your Sanford getaway. Take the Appalachian trail - the part that goes through a brothel in Buenos Aires.

This was hilarious.


Sanford’s problem lies in his own statements. With the revelation of his e-mails the comparison of his past statements with his e-mail posts will be inevitable. Couple that with his tenuous political situation and I don’t see him weathering the storm.


Steele, you keep asking that question. What do you think is the answer?


FOX again puts out a graphic and attaches the D label to a politician in trouble when it's one of their own.

honest mistake?


Well, to me it seems odd. Dealing with a separation, a hot mistress, father’s day weekend, and he decides “let me go chasing the skirt”. The man seems odd, in a rich spoiled way but I smell a rat. I have a hunch this South American angle has something to do with his political life. And not the way we are aware of now.


Like he's trying to overthrow the socialists running the country? Or because he's reacting t losing so many political battles and is frustrated?

I think it's more likely he's just cheating and is very used to having his own way. And, yes, frustrated politically. I don't think politics would engender tears.

But, I could be wrong.


Coiler, by this time we know their modus operandi. They are only fooling their own: five milion stoopid people.

What I don't understand is why those stoopid people who know better on this blog still listen to and watch them.


Yeh, maybe it’s the conspiratorial mania kicking in.


Plus, I don’t think it’s as big as overthrowing any government. More like campaign finance abuse. Maybe from the Payday Loan money operations in the state.


If that were the case, I'm surprised he came back!

Steele, what brought you to this blog anyway? How did you find it?


I can see now why he didn't need stimulus money.


It happens on both sides of the aisle. Lets just be thankful that it wiped out another potential Repug candidate and move on.
It won't be the last. Eat your heart out Limbaugh!


I never saw him as GOP POTUS candidate, no more than I see Palin to be one.


But Mikey, it's such fun! I mean . . . they stake their political lives on family values and telling liberals how sinful and frivolous we are. At least, we're honest about our imperfections. They deserve every joke and mocking comment they get.

Good Lord, they impeached a President for a stain on a blue dress. I'm not giving them a pass.


I can’t remember. It may have been Dave Ross mentioning it on the side some years ago. I’ve had it in my daily local “to read” every morning.


We agree, imagine that, what’s more I think Palin agrees. Try to watch her interview with Matt Lauer again. It seems as if she wants it but has been told the opportunity may not be extended.

Queens Hunter

M Steele;

More signs of obummers success:

Warren Buffett to CNBC: U.S. Economy In "Shambles" .. No Signs of Recovery Yet

More stimulus M?


Come on Q; post the link.

Queens Hunter

Just for you M Steele:



C'mon Steele, impale him with his own link:

But in terms of the economy coming back, it takes a while. There were a lot of excesses to be wrung out and that process is still underway and it looks to me like it will be underway for quite a while. In the (Berkshire Hathaway) annual report I said the economy would be in a shambles this year and probably well beyond. I'm afraid that's true.

I wonder whose excesses he's talking about...

It helps to read the whole article.

Now, Steele, teach him to hot link.

Brad of Brad's Blog is hosting for Malloy and will interview Sibel Edmonds about states secrets privilege. Should be a good interview.


If you didn’t know Q, that’s a pared down version of the interview. Here is the full Buffet TRANSCRIPT. Not rosy picture but at least I’m not
hiding it. Here are some of the high lights.

BECKY: It continues to be? You don't think any of the urgency has come away?

BUFFETT: No, I don't think the urgency has come away. The urgency has moved away from a total meltdown of the financial sector which we faced last fall. I've never seen anything like that. But I would give enormous credit to the people there. (Federal Reserve Chairman) Bernanke did a fabulous job. We were right at the point where people lost faith in money-market funds, when commercial paper stopped being issued. People would be having a problem meeting their payroll, very big companies, if that hadn't gotten addressed very quickly. And I give credit to people for doing that. So that part, we've moved past that particular period. We haven't got the economy going again.

BECKY: When we sat down with you here last year, you said inflation was a very big worry for you. What do you see today? Do you worry about inflation or deflation?

BUFFETT: Well, I don't worry about deflation at all. We won't see deflation in any significant amount in your lifetime, which is more relevant than my lifetime. We've taken action in fighting the economic war that we face that certainly sows the seeds of substantial inflation down the road. Not in the next six months or year or two years, but we have done things that raise the probability of really high rates of inflation at some point. We're flooding the system with dollars. We're monitizing debt. We're doing all the things that lead to that. Now those are appropriate things to do. Our economy was like a fellow going down in quicksand last September and up to his shoulders, and somebody tosses a rope. You can tie it around and yank him out with a truck, you may dislocate a couple of shoulders but it's still pays to get him out. And we may dislocate the economy in certain ways. There's really no choice. But we could see a lot of inflation.

BECKY: You mentioned that the financial system was in tatters just last year. It's turned around quite a bit. In fact, some of the big banks have been paying back TARP money, or have made plans to pay back that TARP money. One of your big investments, though, Wells Fargo [WFC 23.17 0.26 (+1.13%) ] , has not. Does that put Wells Fargo at a disadvantage?

BUFFETT: Well, it doesn't put them at a disadvantage with the person on the street that's putting in deposits. And they've got the widest spreads, really, in terms of interest income of anybody. But I'm sure they would like to get out of TARP. There's been unanimity among the people in the TARP plan that they want to get out as fast as possible, so I'm sure they'd like to get out at Wells. But from my standpoint, the earning power of Wells is dramatic with or without the TARP money.

BECKY: And finally, the last question. You've written about the economy and where you see the stock market in the past. You wrote an op-ed for the New York Times. How are your thoughts on where the stock market stands right now compared to where you saw it then?

BUFFETT: Well, I think it's attractive over the next ten years compared to alternatives. If your alternative is buying some fixed-dollar investment, I think inflation will eat away at that. I think it's almost certain over a ten-year period that equities will do better than fixed-dollar investments. So, if people are keeping their money in cash and getting virtually nothing for it they may feel comfortable, but it will be very expensive for them over time.

Queens Hunter

More bad news for libs:

From Reuters:

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox News is on track to have its most-watched year ever, showing significant ratings growth despite having just come off a highflying election year.

With the second quarter coming to a close, Fox News averaged about the same number of viewers as the top three other cable news networks combined. And while rivals including CNN (down 22 percent) and MSNBC (down 18 percent) took hits following last quarter's inauguration-fueled boost, Fox News (down 3 percent) remained nearly steady.

More at Reuters.

The tingle down the leg guy, the pampers guy, and the gender confused one suck.


This is because liberals know how to change a channel, and they understand the importance of getting differing points of view. The cons that watch republican-backed Fixed News know that they will burn in hell forever with all of the pervs and predators if they change that dial, because Hannity told 'em so. Hope they like hangin' out with all of them disgraced republicans.


Yes, the 5 million sheep remain herded. That we libs will concede.


I think Queenie is aiming for the Hotpoint Range and Refrigerator for having the biggest sob story on "Queen (hunter) For A Day."

Real Conservative

Admire your truthfulness Steele.

Queens Hunter

M Steele-nor did I try to hide it.

Not rosy-you got it. Better in 10 years-oh really? They cant forecast the weather or the market for tomorrow with accuracy and obummers gang projected not more than 8% unemeployment with the stimulus and now it is approaching 10%.

A near miss?

Obummer success?

Perhaps in your mind.


Q, oh yes, but would you rather we tank?

joanie, I had aready read it. Just had to format the text and send it. Hiding information is a form of propaganda.


Today, FBI agents went to the New Jersey home of white supremacist blogger/radio host Hal Turner and arrested him "on a federal complaint filed in Chicago alleging that he made internet postings threatening to assault and murder three federal appeals court judges in Chicago in retaliation for their recent ruling upholding handgun bans in Chicago and a suburb," according to a statement released by the Justice Department. A summary of Turner’s dangerous tirade against the judges. Harold Charles "Hal" Turner is an American white nationalist and white supremacist from North Bergen, New Jersey. He runs his program, The Hal Turner Show, as a webcast from his home once a week, and depends on donations from his listeners. He quit the show in July 2008 and resumed in April 2009. In August 2008 his website also closed down, though he retains a blog, though currently that presence was shut down by his host, Google's Blogger, for violations of terms of service.

Turner promotes antisemitism (including the rounding up and killing of Jews)[1] and opposes the existence of the state of Israel.[2] He also denies the Holocaust.[3] In 2005, Turner organized what he billed as a "rally against violence" after a white student was beaten by a black student at a high school. In 2006, he got into a fight with Jaime Vazquez, a former Jersey City deputy mayor, after Vazquez called him a "racist coward". Turner has made numerous threats against political figures on his website and in other forums.

It's a start!


Watching the President on ABC. Go ahead cons, go crazy.


Turner was just arrested LAST month. I wonder if they'll allow him access to listen to Rush or Bill-O while he's in the pokey


I doubt if Libs pay much attention and switch channels to anything outside of their political comfort zone. Their eyes glaze over when they hear opinions contrary to their own - it would help if they paid more attention to facts. Watching Fox and CNN or the White House network (aka MSNBC),is a step in the correct direction. Moderates are well versed listening to rhetoric on both sides, where sometimes little comfort is felt, but reality is more important.

ABC actually asked some tough questions, as the public outcry got to them. I saw transcripts and some of the questions made Barack Hussein squirm - even a snake oil salesman like him had to concede that the public plan could take private companies out of business and the Government would have no control over it, until a conservative president/congress were to change that down the road.

Hopefully, the side of the victims of this Health care reform will be heard loudly and continue to respond negatively - they don't want to do it bipartisan - they want it their way or the highway.
Tyranny in milder form than Iran, but still tyranny of two very costly Government programs being foisted on us by the progressive snake oil salesman in chief should either Health Care REform or Cap & Tax pass.


How can they close down a single guy and let Wiener continue on national radio? I'm curious about that.

I suppose one could say that this guy's small operation was closer to initiating real actions than the rantings of a radio host. But I'm not sure.

Reagan sure did good program targeting Wiener tonight. It's been fun sitting here at the computer, listening to the radio and mostly doodling my day away!

Steele - formatting? It was an interesting piece but I don't think the Queen was looking for information. Seems like he wants to blame Obama for the state of the economy!

Sparky, did you listen to Brad and Sibel? Nothing new but interesting.


I want to correct something I wrote earlier
Watching the President on ABC. Go ahead cons, go crazy.
Posted by: M.Steele | June 24, 2009 at 10:02 PM

I meant, and I am sure, we are all listening to the president.
I did not mean to suggest just because I wasn’t “on” the cons could have their way.
I am sorry for my stupidity. It bothered the hell out of me while I listened to the president and I thought I would let you know. Now that the cons know we are all watching the prez, please have at US.


It's the conservatives who who could care less that 50 million Americans have no health insurance. They have went so far as to label them as "too lazy to get a second or third job to pay for their insurance", or that "if they made better lifestyle choices, they'd be covered", or that somewhere hidden amongst the 50 million is 20 million illegal aliens".
That's what we get from Fux News.


Baucus has changed his tune on the public option. Guess he got an earful from constituents. But I haven't heard Daschle changing his. Both Dems.

It isn't just the conservatives.

BTW, where did you hear quotes like that? Really word for word? - or your paraphrasing?

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