Tuesday Open Thread – January 31st

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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131 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread – January 31st

  1. ZurichMike says:

    Oh, What a Night! Time to dance. Take your pick:

    Four Seasons version:

    cheesy version from Claude Francois:

    funky version from Yannick:

    Returning to the dance floor now.

    Kind regards,


  2. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ everybody! T minus 1 hour for opening the polls in Florida – you kids out there will have to share the gossip you’re hearing, today! Doc with coffee, “Romneycare and the Limits of government power.”



  3. WeeWeed says:

    “Our Elective Despotism”


    “.. both the Republican and Democratic establishments are composed of hopelessly corrupt, procrastinating control freaks, who seek fame and fortune through over-spending money they didn’t earn and enthusiastically crushing any spontaneous outbreaks of democracy among U.S. citizens, for example, the Tea Party.”


    • Brooklyn says:

      Mornin’ W2, As a ‘citizen speaker’ at many TP rallies, I used a very similar duopoly control theory as in Coke & Pepsi, etc that Lawrence Sellin highlights in this well written AT article. We have been living under a totalitarian democracy for some time now, where we only have the right to vote for THE CANDIDATE -THEY! tell us to…

      The thought came last night reading SD’s ‘Rebecca’ article of how few TP people will be bothered to GOTV, go door-to-door, $, support for Boehner, McConnell and Ass-wipe Willard…. As Newt has said, Mittins & Co will take this country to the exact same place as zero, be it a wee bit slower, or just ‘manage the decay’.

      Until a whole bag full of people get up off their collective arses and say -ENOUGH! We could very well be looking at – The Worst of Times…


    • G8rmom7 says:

      This was great. It reminds me of friend on FB who is a conservative who said he had planned to vote for Romney until the barrage of smears started coming non-stop…turned him off. Hopefully, he isn’t the only one. Sowell is right, we need to show once and for all those tactics are NOT going to work!


    • Brooklyn says:

      Thanks for posting – stellap,

      Together, this “…Smear Campaign” article and the “Elective Despotism” WeeWeed posted above, should be enough to rally-up anyone who is even half paying attention with pitchfolks and touchers.

      I agree Sowell’s saying, “…Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud.” BUT, keeping in mind the thesis’ of both articles, I’m having trouble believing, “…the ballot box — the *only* place where punishment is likely to stop the practice.” When I accept the thought that “Big Monney & The Super Pac funded ballot box” is our only way to stop any of this corruption and fraud then, I (we) might as well just get in line for our number tattoos…


  4. stellap says:

    California issues Clown Car Mandate:


    What percentage of the US economy does California represent? 30% or more? (I’ll go look it up after I post this.)

    Auto manufacturers have no choice but to try to comply with Federal and state mandates (no matter how stupid).

    ADD: 2006 figures put California at 13% of US output. Humorous wag (and Cali resident) at Lucianne refers to his state as a “regulatory hurlhole”.


  5. Auntie Lib says:

    Ok all you Treepers from the Sunshine State – all eyes (and hopes!) are on you today. Fight the good fight for America. Go Patriots (and I’m not referring to the football team)!!!!


  6. tnwahm says:

    Gotta love FB:

    In Washington , D.C. An old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation’s capital and was well known among the elected officials. He motioned for his nurse to come near…”Yes, Father?” said the nurse.

    “I would really like to see President Obama and Speaker Pelosi before I die”, whispered the priest.

    “I’ll see what I can do, Father”, replied the nurse.. The nurse sent the request to the President and Congress and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived; President Obama and Nancy Pelosi would be delighted to visit the priest.

    As they went to the hospital, Obama commented to Pelosi, “I don’t know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images and might even get me re-elected.” Pelosi agreed that it was a good thing..

    When they arrived at the priest’s room, the priest took Obama’s hand in his right hand and Pelosi’s hand in his left hand. There was silence, and a look of serenity on the old priest’s face.

    Finally President Obama spoke.. “Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the End?”

    The old priest slowly replied, “I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

    “Amen”, said Obama.

    “Amen”, said Pelosi.

    The old priest continued, “Jesus died between two lying, cheating, thieves; I would like to do the same.”


  7. tnwahm says:

    Art Laffer; Why Newt’s Tax Plan is Better than Mittens:

    “Jobs and wealth are created by those who are taxed, not by those who do the taxing. Government, by its very nature, doesn’t create resources but redistributes resources. To minimize the damages taxes cause the economy, the best way for government to raise revenue is a broad-based, low-rate flat tax that provides people and businesses with the fewest incentives to avoid or otherwise not report taxable income, and the least number of places where they can escape taxation. On these counts it doesn’t get any better than Mr. Gingrich’s optional 15% flat tax for individuals and his 12.5% flat tax for business. Each of these taxes has been tried and tested and found to be enormously successful.”



  8. Joseph R Keesling says:

    On earth as it is in heaven. And our responsibility as Christians is to make that happen… Not through more government, but through healing the sick, cleansing the lepers, raising the dead, and casting out demons! Of the increase of HIS government and peace there shall be no end!


  9. G8rmom7 says:

    Okay, I voted. And my husband will be going today. Found out both my in-laws and my parents voted early. So Newt has SIX votes for sure.

    Also, today is my 10th wedding anniversary! We aren’t doing anything special since we went on the cruise and spent a small fortune on some artwork as a present to us. Anyway, I’m praying today that Santorum doesn’t pull too many votes away from Newt. There was nothing but Romney signs at our polling place today. 😦 But Newt does have a lot of support from endorsements so who knows. I just hope if he does lose, it’s not by much and he can get enough money to stick with it for another couple of months.


    • ZurichMike says:

      Congratulations on your anniversary!


    • zmalfoy says:

      Happy 10th Anniversary!

      And I hope FL goes better than the MSM is “predicting” . . .


    • GracieD says:

      Happy Anniversary!


    • WeeWeed says:

      Happy Anniversary, G8rmom!! 😀


    • JRD says:

      Happy Anniversary!

      My husband and I just got back from voting for Newt. While there I ran into some people who I know that are very involved in Republican politics.They wanted to know where I have been and said they could use my assistance in getting out the vote for Mittbama. It gave me great satisfaction to advise them that, “Should Mittbama win the Republican nomination in November I will cast my vote for Obama. If the Republican party of Florida thinks they are going to break the spirit of conservatism by what they did to Congressman West, and their buying off of sellouts Pam Bondi and Marco Rubio they have got another think coming. If the corrupt Republican frat boys think they are going to take down conservatism, I’m taking them down with me. Why should I vote for Mittbama when I can have the real thing,Obama. You want Obama, you’ve got him!”

      You will be very pleased to know that my response drew a crowd and I got a round of applause. The spirit of freedom is alive in south Florida, Amen!


      • GracieD says:

        Great job, JRD!!! I’ve actually told some of the frat boys that I know the very same thing. Let’s just say they were not pleased with me. 🙂


      • stellap says:

        Brava, JRD, it makes a great speech to make a point, except I hope you don’t really intend to vote for Obama in November.


        • JRD says:

          stellap, I know that it sounds insane but you have to admit that it is thinking outside of the box.
          Seriously, if you think about it, what other recourse do we have?
          I guess that you would have had to reside in Fl-22 for the past 3 and a half years to even have an inkling of the despotic tyranny we have experienced here. Allen West received a tremendous amount of support in 2008 with exactly zero assistance from the Republican party. In 2010 we didn’t receive any help either. It took a tremendous amount of effort and time taken away from our families to get him over the finish line. I don’t know about you but, I’ve got a life, as a matter of fact, a very nice one. And I’ve got better things to do.
          Marci Rubio was also told to sit down and shut up, it was not his turn. Since we were already in place to assist West we adopted Rubio also. Then Sarah Palin endorsed obscure Pam Bondi and placed her on the map and we included her.
          This is a total smack down by the Republican establishment for taking out their golden boy Orange Charlie. Rubio who benefits from all our efforts gets bought off by Romney and the elites and so does Pam Bondi who is supposed to be spearheading the effort to get Obamacare declared unconstitutional. This means that “socialized medicine” is here to stay. The Republican elites were totally pissed that Florida went all in for the TEA party in 2010 and they are determined to make an example of us.
          This is all an attempt to overwhelm us to make us realize that resistance is futile.
          In 2010 we threatened the Republicans that we weren’t adopting their brand either. We
          warned them if they didn’t start governing the way the people wanted them to we would throw them all out. If we don’t what good are our idle threats.


          • JRD says:

            If the only thing that I can do is make sure only REAL Democrats get invited to cocktail parties that’s good enough for me. They will get their lesson soon enough when they become the permanent minority party. Any Democrats we elect will be collateral damage.
            Like I said before, I know that you think this is insane. But it is very obvious to me that when Reagan won in 1980 and took them all by surprise the Republican and Democrat machines colluded with the media to ensure that a conservative will never get the Oval Office again. There will always be a smear campaign. There will always be suits for ethics violations. And there will always be accusations of quitter when a candidate has had enough. We will always be ruled by the frat boys club.
            “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing.”

            It’s time to do something or the current state of affairs becomes the norm. And it’s time to back up out threats with real fear.

            I’m damn serious.


            • JRD says:

              I know that you thought that I was wrong to be so against Rick Perry. But in my heart I knew that he was goaded into the race by Karl Rove, just like Michele Bachmann was bought off by Romney to take out Palin. The plan from the very beginning was to get all of these conservatives in the race to split the conservative vote and leave Romney the last man standing. We were had. Why, because we thought we recognized the intestinal fortitude in Sarah Palin to take them on. We were wrong.

              I do not mean to hurt you in the least by what I have stated. Seriously, what other recourse do we have if we don’t back up our threats?

              If you feel that my response to the current state of affairs is radical I am truly sorry. However, I feel that I gave up almost 4 years of my life and I have earned it.


              • stellap says:

                I loved what you said. I disagree about the Obama thing, but you have a right to your opinion. I just don’t think you can predict what will happen, even if you think you know right now. You can argue that a Romney or Gingrich is just as bad as Obama, and that this is the only way to win as a conservative, but what if you’re wrong about that? Obama can do a lot more damage in four years, and this time he’s a lame duck, so doesn’t have to worry about reelection. You were wrong about Sarah, and you could be wrong about this too.


      • Ad rem says:

        Awesome JRD….you just made my morning. (And that was BEFORE the coffee!)


      • Brooklyn says:

        Happy Anniversary, Great Mom!

        And, speaking of great – truly a great post, JRD, but…. I join stellup when she asked, “…[we] hope you don’t really intend to vote for [zero] in NO-vember.”

        Cut off your right arm possibly, but just say it isn’t so….


      • Oh JRD that is a good comeback. Considering Romney? “if you want Obama, why not just vote for him and get the real thing”….. Horribly true is that. 😦

        I do not know what will come of today, but there is a growing sense the dark force is smirking. I’ll give y’all the lowdown on the polling place I attend after I jumpstart my car 😦
        Like I said, there is a darkness about today 😦


        • Patriot Dreamer says:

          Let us know how it goes. 😦


        • G8rmom7 says:

          Everyone I know is voting for either Newt, Santorum or Paul. Unfortunately, that is not such a good thing as they will split the vote so Mittens wins. HOWEVER, my hope is that the really uneducated voter usually doesn’t bother with the primaries and they are the ones who would believe or digest the massive attack ads from Romney. So maybe they won’t go to vote at all. At my polling place, it was empty and my husband said it took him 75 seconds to park, sign-in and vote and get back in his van. Our polling place by the way is right next to a HUGE retirement village. Not sure if that is good or bad, and I know the older folks don’t like Obama but I’m not sure they have fond memories of Newt either.


    • tnwahm says:

      Congrats! You are just getting warmed up.


    • stellap says:

      Happy anniversary! Have a great day – and you started it well by voting.


    • Patriot Dreamer says:

      Happy Anniversary


    • Menagerie says:

      Happy Anniversary. 10 years is a big deal. Great job.


    • Happy bestest anniversary ever, Gatormom! 🙂


  10. tnwahm says:

    Here is Mark Levin from last night. I couldn’t find just a clip of his first segment so I’m linking the whole audio. In the first segment he takes apart Mittens’ argument that RomneyCare is OK at the state level but not at the Federal level. He makes a great point about it showing the mindset of how Romney thinks that government is the answer.
    [audio src="http://rope.zmle.fimc.net/player/player.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpodloc.andomedia.com%2FdloadTrack.mp3%3Fprm%3D2069xhttp%3A%2F%2Fpodfuse-dl.andomedia.com%2F800185%2Fpodfuse-origin.andomedia.com%2Fcitadel_origin%2Fpods%2Fmarklevin%2FLevin01302012.mp3" /]


  11. freedom1781 says:

    New Bible yanks ‘Father,’ Jesus as ‘Son of God’
    Islam-sensitive project ignites controversy, online petition


    I’m so disgusted!


  12. stellap says:

    My cousin Jane posted this to Facebook this morning. The comment is hers too:

    This is true to a point. Gods spirit also enters in and gives us the Grace to feed on” whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on those things. Phi. 4:8.



    • Brooklyn says:

      Amazing Open Thread today, Treepers. I (we) could spend the entire day just reading the collection of fabulous links & comments posted here. I don’t use FB much, but have a minimum of 100 email ‘friends’ that I send links like this “America After…” to, with comments, and many replies. Looks like I’ll be busy for awhile. … 🙂

      Thanks again and God Bless to everyone here – fighting for our freedom


  13. Patriot Dreamer says:

    A new page opens for Facebook
    Stock market launch is biggest test yet for the social network phenomenon

    As Facebook positions itself to become a public company with a possible $100bn valuation, it is still reconciling its ragtag roots with a rule-abiding adult persona that must engage with Madison Avenue advertising executives and Wall Street bankers, not to mention political leaders and officials from Washington to Brussels and beyond.



  14. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Bitter cold records broken in Alaska – all time coldest record nearly broken, but Murphy’s Law intervenes



  15. Patriot Dreamer says:

    CBO: Taxes Will ‘Shoot Up by More Than 30 Percent’ Over Next 2 Years



  16. MSNBC: Politico’s Jonathan Martin Refers To Areas Dominated By Conservative Florida Voters As The “Cracker Counties”…


    So now you know why I wear my label like a badge of honor. It drive the progs batty.


  17. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Ranger zaps off-leash dog walker with shock weapon [taser]


    Police state alert.


  18. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Kingpin
    How Sinaloa cartel boss ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán got U.S. agents to help him become Mexico’s most powerful drug lord.



  19. Solaratov says:

    You’ll want to sit down before reading this. (and a belt of Bourbon wouldn’t hurt, either)


    This is what we can expect from any democRATS involved in this mess.

    I an REALLY starting to hate this regime. 👿


  20. snowqueen says:

    Well, first off, happy anniversary to G8trmom and hubby. Good start, spouse and I have 40 years in.
    Now to what’s going on in Wi. with the recall of Gov. Walker. The Ds have submitted what they call 1 million signatures. There is a lot of doubt about that. There are also state senators being recalled. People have been checking those petitions and finding “errors” ,like whole pages of names in the same handwriting, names and addresses written in different handwriting, no dates on pages , pages with one or two names instead of the five or ten that would complete a page (there apparently are two different pages: one for 5 names, one for 10.),mickey mouse has signed at least once. You get the picture. The Government Accountability Board had promised to release all 1 million names on the Walker recall petitions yesterday. People checked frequently yesterday, nothing showed up on their website. Finally, around 5 PM they announced they weren’t going to release the names for “privacy” reasons. The GAB said they were getting phone calls from signers that they were afraid they would lose their jobs if their bosses found out, or that their neighbors would retaliate etc. That’s the Ds again, always projecting. A conservative group has now started a law suit against the GAB for the non release. As one talk show host here said, its like they are making it up as they go along. The rules keep changing. The thought on talk radio is that if the names are released a whole lot of fraud is going to be found, that the Ds came up with a “million” names to just overwhelm the system, that everyone would just give in because its so may names. Also, the names are out there anyway. A caller on talk radio said his wife and a few other people he knows signed and they are now overwhelmed with emails from the Ds. Shock, shock. We all are truly in a fight to end all fights here.


    • WeeWeed says:

      Man, snowqueen, that sounds horrible! Rat bastids.


      • snowqueen says:

        Oh, there’s more, lots more, but you all need room on here for your bits. I could take up a whole thread with all that is going on. So, heads up everyone, its coming your way if it isn’t there already.

        The reason the Gov. Accountability Board is behaving as it is is that it is full of Ds from the previous administration.


  21. Patriot Dreamer says:

    O’Malley Talks About Applying Sales Tax To Gas


    The People’s Republic of Maryland is at it again! 😦


  22. President Obama Mentions An Energy Company In His Big Speech And It Goes Bankrupt Instantly.
    I’m sure PD must have posted this in the last few days, but I haven’t seen it yet:


  23. Patriot Dreamer says:

    ACLU criticizes Facebook ‘election sentiment’ tool


    It’s hard to believe, but I actually agree with the ACLU on this one.


  24. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Champis the sheep dog bunny


    There are movies that entertain you, frighten you, and enlighten you. There are movies that trigger your brain of a possible invention that might take shape. This happens every time you watch a Science-fiction movie you wonder, THIS is something that can be explored! There have been movies in the past that have shown the possibilities of planting a gadget inside a human to track his/her daily activities. If that idea has already triggered you of a possible invention, and you are on the edge of dismissing that as a distant dream, think again! You could be just on your way to getting yourself identified by surgically implanting yourself with a rice-grain sized chip under your skin thanks to a VeriChip.

    Now, whats a VeriChip?
    Applied Digital Solutions Inc, a company into RFID applications, end-to-end food safety systems, GPS/Satellite communications, and telecomm and security infrastructure, has come up with a unique solution called the VeriChip. This chip is a subdermal RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) device that can be used in a variety of security, financial, emergency identification and other applications. About the size of a grain of rice, each VeriChip product contains a unique verification number. When this chip senses one of Verichip’s proprietary scanners, it gets activated and transmits a unique ID number to the scanner. If the number matches an ID number in a database, the person with the chip under his or her skin can enter a secured room, complete a financial transaction, get his medical records verified, etc.

    According to Applied Digital, this technology has been around for a while. Digital Angel, a sister concern of Applied Digital has been selling these identification chips for about 15 years now. but most of them have until now been used only for identifying animals like household pets and livestock. The U.S. Department of Energy has also been using this technology to monitor salmon migration. Whats more these chips can last for a whooping 20 years!

    Tracking chips for humans
    Applied Digital says that the idea for using these chips to identify humans came after the horrifying incidents of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. While watching the post disaster coverage on TV, Richard Seelig, Vice President of medical applications at Applied Digital, saw how firemen were writing their badge numbers on their arm with pen so that they could be identified in the event of a disaster. He then inserted one of these chips under his skin and tested their viability and was quite amazed at how perfectly they performed. As of now, about 9,000 VeriChips have been sold, of which about 1,500 have been inserted into humans. This number will soon increase, since even Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared VeriChip for medical applications in the United States. However FDA hasnt yet cleared this device for usage in security, financial, personal identification and safety applications. It might not be long when these chips make their way into other parts of the world.

    Well, speaking of other parts of the world, the Mexican Police Department has already chipped all of their personnel. The Italian Ministry of Health has also started a six-month trial of these chips for hospitals. The Baja Beach Club in Spain has also used them as electronic wallets to buy drinks and pay for usage of other facilities at their club. Most sales of these chips have taken place outside the US in Russia, Switzerland, Venezuela and Colombia.

    How do you get micro chip under your skin?
    An authorized medical practitioner or surgeon can implant this 11-millimeter RFID chip in the fatty tissue below your right tricep. This chipping procedure lasts just a few minutes and involves the use of only a local anesthetic followed by quick, painless insertion of the VeriChip. Once its inserted under your skin, not even you can tell whether you have an RFID chip implanted there. So where does the chip get its energy? Well, you dont have to worry about that. This chip is dormant most of the time and wakes up only when you pass your skin over an external proprietary scanner. When you do this, a small amount of radio frequency energy passes through the skin energizing the chip. The chip then emits a radio frequency signal containing the verification number. This number is then deciphered by the scanner and transmitted to a secure data storage site accessed by authorized personnel via telephone or Internet. “It is used instead of other biometric applications such as fingerprints, says Angela Fulcher, Vice President Marketing and Sales, VeriChip Corporation. Implanting these chips would cost about $150 – $200 per person.

    What more can you do with it?
    The VeriChip can be used for many applications than just verifying medical records. In this fast changing world everything is technology enhanced, and places that spell technology also invite unethical and illegal activities such as counterfeiting, identity theft, unauthorized access, etc. The VeriChip can be used for personal identity verification so the chip could contain your biometric information and the scanners would read your chip and grant access to a special area that only you are supposed to access. Other applications could include but are not limited to controlling access to Intellectual Property, managing and tracking physical and intellectual assets, providing physical access to control solutions, enabling innovative time and attendance systems, providing automated data collection and monitoring platforms and much more. The chip with GPS (Global Positioning System) capabilities could also be implanted into children, so that it becomes easier for the Police Department to trace them out, in events of kidnapping.

    VeriChip could also be used to find lost pets or keep track of endangered wildlife, as well as find lost or stolen property. It could also be used as a means for security such as, airport security, authorization for access to government buildings, laboratories, correctional facilities and the like. Convicted criminals or possible terrorists could also be tracked with this technology and prevent future attacks on time.

    Is anything wrong with it?
    While VeriChip seems to have no adverse side effects to its wearer, there are quite a few concerns over its usage pattern. One of the biggest disadvantages is the invasion of privacy of the user. People wouldnt really like scanners scanning them for personal information wherever they go or satellites tracking them across the globe. One of the major concerns could be about third parties gaining information on the Internet through either hacking or by selling sensitive data to unknown people. You might use these chips to safeguard your children from kidnappers, but there are possibilities of these chips being surgically removed and being disabled by kidnappers. There is also the possibilitiy that convicted criminals could remove the chips so authorities would be unable to track them. Most people fear an invasion of privacy as the greatest fault of implanting microchips. A recent CNN poll said that about 76% of Americans said they would not want a device like VeriChip implanted on their children, while 24% suggested they would.

    While the amount of securities this chip might offer is overwhelming, at the same time the device seems weighed down by numerous concerns including invasion of privacy. Only time will tell whether this invention takes off or just bites the dust.




      Although use of such a device at first appears farfetched, examination of the existing technology and the potential utility proves that microchip implantation is both possible and, for some purposes, desirable. Beginning with voluntary introduction, Americans may be lulled into accepting them. This article thus sounds a warning bell. The time to prevent grievous intrusion into personal privacy by enacting appropriate legislative safeguards is now, rather than when it is too late.


    • texan59 says:

      This will be sold to the sheeple as a protection “for the children”. What parent wouldn’t want to protect their child? Wouldn’t you want to know every time your child went to Baskin-Robbins and was eating too much ice cream? /sarc

      Don’t be surprised if some libtard State doesn’t start doing this at birth. If I’m not mistaken, application for a SS # is done prior to leaving the hospital already.


  26. JRD says:

    Oh look, even the Republican establishment’s boy Orange Charlie is backing Obama. ROFLMAO!



  27. Patriot Dreamer says:

    WH:‘No Constitutional Rights Issue’ in Forcing Catholics to Act Against Their Faith



  28. Brooklyn says:

    This just in:

    An Illegal Alien, a Muslim and a Communist walk into a bar.

    The bartender asks:

    …Wait for it…

    “What can I get you, Mr. President?”


  29. AFinchfinch says:

    For those of you with lingering questions about SarahPAC’s finances, they released their financial disclosures for the last half of 2011. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2012/Jan/31/palin_pac_raises__752_000_in_last_half_of_2011.html

    Turns out they raised less than $1 million, not the tens of millions some were speculating.


  30. Solaratov says:

    The Pentagon recently found it had too many generals and offered an early retirement bonus. They promised any general who retired straight away his full annual benefits plus $10,000 for every inch measured in a straight line between any two parts of the general’s body, with the general getting to select any pair of points he wished.

    The first man, an Air Force general, accepted. He asked the pension man to measure from the top of his head to the tip of his toes. Six feet. He walked out with a check of $720,000.

    The second man, an Army general, asked them to measure from the tip of his outstretched hands to his toes. Eight feet. He walked out with a check for $960,000.

    When the third general, a grizzled old Marine, was asked where to measure, he told the pension man … “From the tip of my p*nis to the bottom of my testicles.”

    The pension man suggested that perhaps the Marine general might like to reconsider, pointing out the nice checks the previous two generals had received. The Marine insisted and the pension expert said that would be fine, but that he’d better get the medical officer to do the measuring.

    The medical officer attended and asked the general to drop the pants. He did. The medical officer placed the tape on the tip of the general’s p*nis and began to work back. “My God!” he said. “Where are your testicles?”

    The general replied, “In Vietnam.”
    😀 😀


  31. Solaratov says:

    Easy livin’ in the USMC (Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children)………………….

    West Kentucky farm kid in the US Marines (now at San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Training) ……

    Dear Ma and Pa,

    I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.
    I was restless at first, because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.

    All men got to shave but, .. it is not so bad, there’s warm water.

    Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It’s no wonder these city boys can’t walk much.

    We go on ‘route marches,’ which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it’s not my place to tell him different. A ‘route march’ is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

    The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don’t bother you none.

    This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don’t know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don’t move, and it ain’t shooting at you like the Greer boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don’t even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.

    Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain’t like fighting with that ole bull at home. I’m about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I’m only 5’6′ and 130 pounds and he’s 6’8′ and near 300 pounds dry.

    Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

    Your loving daughter,


    😆 😆 😆


    • Solaratov says:

      Gonna try this again…see if the video comes up………………….

      It’s worth watching FLYING PEOPLE in NYC.
      If the video doesn’t come up, just hit the link. You’ll like it! 😀


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