Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Lawmakers?

EDITOR:

Our nation founded and operated under the constraints of our Constitution has been faltering for the past 100 years; it is now at a point where we bring back our principles and get our nation on the fast track to recovery.

First of all, we have got to stop our government from spoon-feeding us and every other nation. Tell it to stop giving grants to special interests that have only one purpose and that is to feed them at our expense.

Why should any organization be in a position to set rules and laws other than our elected officials? The rules should be promulgated by the people for the people; not against the people. They have effectively shut down most of our natural resources to save a frog or owl and have killed off tens of thousands of jobs. Who is more important? Wildlife will survive without any intervention as it has through millenniums if they are meant to survive; if not, they won’t. How can you say that a yellow-legged frog won’t survive unless we make 2 million acres available for their habitat? That is immensely insane; they are dying off from natural causes not human intervention. I have more stinking frogs in my backyard than I want already; they sing and croak all the time. That is proof that only the strong survive and weak don’t, so let it be.

They stopped timber harvesting for spotted owls by saying they could only survive in the old-growth timber, they set aside millions of acres for them and they are still declining at a rate of 1.5-3 percent per year and the reason is they are crossbreeding with another species of owl and losing their spots. To keep this from happening they plan on changing evolution and killing off the barrow owl perpetrators just like they did the jobs of the timber industry.

They definitely shouldn’t have the right to sue our government to implement their rules on us; they should have to go through government and have them approve any implementation of a rule that will affect our livelihood. Their science should be scrutinized to our fullest ability; that is the reason we have government.

We have a judicial system that twists words to say what they want them to say and passes laws that were not intended by the Constitution; get rid of them. Our Constitution was written so things like this couldn’t happen, but when you have judges that read between lines and put their own definition on something there is something wrong. If they want to change something, let the people decide (we are their boss).

How can they decide what is good for us and our nation? Put us back in charge and this nation will prosper. Leave them in charge and we are doomed.

MARTIN SCHUMANN
Placerville

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Discussion | 88 comments

  • cookie65November 22, 2013 - 6:31 am

    The ebb and flow of tyranny and liberty. This country is not immune to repeating the history of human civilization. The motivation is the same it has always been. Besides the attraction to the wealth this country has created there has always been and will always be those who view themselves as being born to rule over others. They confiscate the wealth created by others to buy positions of power, they assume powers not granted to those positions and as long as the cheese doesn't run out they can do what they want because of the army they create who are dependent on the cheese. Dumb them down to believe anything you tell them and presto-change-o, liberty morph's into tyranny. Tell the dumbdown masses they are informed and educated to keep their mind closed and denying reality. After a few generations of suffering under tyranny the people will take back their liberty and the process will start all over again. This time around the ability to print money out of the thin air will keep the lie alive a little longer but will cause much more destruction when the house of cards collapses.

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  • PatriceNovember 22, 2013 - 7:05 pm

    Back to democracy...The majority rule is now in place before a filibuster of executive, judicial appointments. Now on to legislative. Don't think the Tea Party/Republicans expected this! Thanks Harry!

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  • PatriceNovember 22, 2013 - 7:40 pm

    51 IS the simple majority. No more supermajority. 96 judges can now be appointed without the obstruction of filibuster....happy, happy. No more excuses Senators.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 22, 2013 - 7:49 pm

    Patrice is "....happy, happy" ~~~ This too shall pass, darlin'. ~~~

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  • PatriceNovember 22, 2013 - 8:51 pm

    In the past you called me toots, now darlin. Stop it, old man. The point is maybe now there may be a chance for a working government. Yes, I understand that the GOP may have a chance at revenge, targeting the ACA, etc. So be it.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 22, 2013 - 9:23 pm

    RE:"Stop it, old man" ~~~ You forgot "dirty", Toots Darlin'.

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  • cookie65November 23, 2013 - 8:07 am

    Phil, I know people who talk to their houseplants. They claim it stimulates and invigorates them. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't, They do seem to have a green thumb. I never took you for the type. In this case the houseplant in question has been drown in too much manure to be helped.

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  • down with LibsNovember 22, 2013 - 9:15 pm

    Patrice...Since our Country was founded, both parties in the Senate have agreed upon and played by the same set of rules...Now in sheer desperation and just because it benefits the Democrat party they have now voted to change the rules....So Patrice how about just calling you what you are, and what your party is, domestic communists.......And your proud of that??? ...Your sick...

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  • Kirk MacKenzieNovember 23, 2013 - 7:02 am

    The rules in congress have changed many times since the founding of the country. The rule in question has been in place since ~1815. It affects on administration appointments, excluding Supreme Court Justices. The rule has been increasingly abused over the last three administrations...exceptionally so during the current administration.

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  • Dee#1November 23, 2013 - 11:11 am

    Kirk, yes the rules have changed with bi-partisan support in the past. This system has protected the courts from being overtaken by extremist judges. Now that protection from both sides of the aisle has been eliminated. This major change of procedure was completed by the Democrats, for the Democrats to appoint leftist judges who will not abide by the Constitution, precedent or common sense. Unintended consequences to be seen.

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  • James E.November 22, 2013 - 9:58 pm

    Breaking News: Democrats change filibuster rules and are communists. And, Democrats are proud of that and are sick. You know what I'm sick of -- people who don't know the difference between your and you're.

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  • cookie65November 23, 2013 - 10:08 am

    James, UCLA has admonished instructors in masters degree programs that highlighting errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar are exercising "micro-argression" and doing so is racists and discriminatory. It is creating an "unsafe climate for students of colour". An official UCLA report states, "Subtle verbal and nonverbal insults directed toward non-whites, often done automatically and unconsciously. They are layered insults based on one's race, gender, class, sexuality, language, immigration status, phenotype, accent, or surname." Non verbal insults would be illustrating the use of "your and you're". Please try and keep up James. You are at risk of being cast down with all us other racists. http://www.maildoc.ucla.edu/External_Review_Team_Report.pdf

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  • cookie65November 23, 2013 - 7:54 am

    For the leftists the courts are the brass ring. An activist judiciary willing to create law from the bench is the means to force their liberty exterminating agenda regardless of who or what party controls congress or the executive. In the case of reid and his recreation of judiciary appointment rules he has given the Marxist-in-chief the ability to abolish a split court and stack it so that communists dictates and mandates that would have been unthinkable will now be a given. Adding three rubber stamp judges to the DC court is highly appealing to those who couldn't care less about anything or anyone other than themselves. It would make perfect sense for the lofo's to applaud such move. They even believe they in the majority. If they were in the majority they wouldn't need to achieve their agenda by force and by stacking the courts to achieve their short lived utopia that will lead to compete disaster and suffering. Imaging being so stupid and such a useful idiot that you would cheer laws being made by the courts and not the legislative branch. I can't wait to hear them scream about unfairness and when the rules they play by get turned against them. So much for the lying left claiming to represent the minority. This move by reid takes away any voice of the minority which the left will be one day. I hope all you who support such a power grab live long enough to experience the suffering punishment of your ideology. This is just another move to abolish liberty and freedom thru abolishing equal representation. Unbelievable to me how intellectually lazy some people are.

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  • cookie65November 23, 2013 - 9:03 am

    Those who scream separation of church and state are the greatest hypocrites to ever walk the earth. They don't care how their rabid ideology is forced on the people. In fact they want it impose on people thru force. The government mandated religion of leftism. Can you imagine being so pathetic and incapable of mounting even a mediocre attempt at life under the agonizing, unbearable pressures of freedom that turning to the government for even your most basic needs becomes the high point of your existence and the motivation behind every breath you take? And then being proud of it? Libtards doesn't even begin to describe them.

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  • cookie65November 23, 2013 - 9:47 am

    What is the source of the misnomer that the iron fist of socialism is compassion or even benevolent? By no means does it come from even the slightest understanding of socialism, past or present. Amazing how much people can be manipulated thru hate, jealousy and envy. The ability to vanquish intellectual curiosity and critical thinking is as simple as appealing to the darkest of human emotions thru division and class warfare. When the freeride comes to an end (which it always does) you will be stunned to learn those who have built lifeboats for themselves on worthless promises made to you won't have room for you.

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  • R.j. CarterNovember 23, 2013 - 10:33 am

    Recent example...Billionaire Obama supporter/friend, Oprah Winfrey who just recently made racist comments toward white people, has now been awarded the prestigious Freedom Medal by Barry Obama and the Left.....I find that a tad strange since, when it was found out that Paula Deen had muttered a racist comment (OVER 20 YEARS AGO) about a thug who robbed her at gun point, she was viciously attacked by the Left and fired from her job...Gotta wonder how far the Liberals can keep bending and tweaking racism in their favor before it snaps back in their face???......

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  • Dee#1November 23, 2013 - 10:48 am

    Patrice, Yes we did expect this. The only ones who didn't are McCain and Graham. The only surprise in this is that it took Harry so long. Now after the Court is packed by non-freedom, legislating judges, remember, it will be your freedoms that will be curtailed as well as the Tea Party/Conservatives. Oh, and be aware of unintended consequences, they a way in foiling the very best plans.

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  • R.j. CarterNovember 23, 2013 - 11:14 am

    When liberals talk of a continued obstruction I see only undying patriotic resistance....Where Liberals see boycott, I see the resolve of mass support...What liberals see as "the Party of No", I see as the party of "NO WAY !!!".....Finally, where liberals claim to see sadness, I see only a giddy anticipation for 2014 & 2016, the reclaiming of sanity, and the final, well deserved, down-fall of liberalism in America.....

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  • PatriceNovember 23, 2013 - 11:58 am

    You see only "patriotic resistance", of course you do.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 23, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    Patrice, "of course you do" seem to be evidence that nothing is ever permanently learned.

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  • PattyNovember 23, 2013 - 5:44 pm

    ...R.j. Hillary 2016. You don't really think the GOP/Teaheads can agree on a person to run not to mention win I think you better get use to it.

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  • R.j. CarterNovember 23, 2013 - 7:41 pm

    Patty....A.:.When Hilliary "The Beast" Clinton was in her prime she couldn't even beat an unknown community organizer from Chicago in the primaries....B:.Patty's an ugly name ....C.:Hilliary's heinous record as Secretary of State, combined with her pissy attitude is enough that Condoleezza Rice would easily beat her...&...E:.Bite me...

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  • cookie65November 23, 2013 - 7:54 pm

    R. j. notice how the useless idiots still haven't learned. They have been kicked repeatedly by the incompetent One and yet they can't wait to vote for symbolism over substance again. Being entitled to what other people earn is their only motive. They should have their dna tested to see if they are related to humans.

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  • PattyNovember 23, 2013 - 8:10 pm

    R.J. Wow. Patty's an ugly name. I will let my mother know you think that. I'm not sure how to deal with people like you..........Pathetic!

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 23, 2013 - 8:20 pm

    Patty, against deep, incisive, analytical commentary your best strategy is retreat. You are outgunned.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 23, 2013 - 8:14 pm

    R. j. RE: "E" - "Bite me." begins with "B" Consider reordering. ~~~ ALSO ~~~ On the list of unpleasant gurl names Hillary precedes Patty. Personally I'm partial to Patty over Mildred, Muriel and Melba even though "P" follows "M" by 2.

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  • PattyNovember 23, 2013 - 8:28 pm

    "deep incisive analytical commentary". HaHaHaHaHaHa

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  • jesus christNovember 23, 2013 - 9:49 pm

    R.J. I don't know how old u r? But I'm assuming when u were in school or maybe u still r or maybe u never went to school but u r a big fat bully!

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  • PatriceNovember 23, 2013 - 10:10 pm

    Jesus Christ....isn't this behavior fascinating? Don't know about RJ, but Mr. Veerkamp told me once he was 69 years old. Senility can bring out ridiculous, and, at times violent behavior. Some of our Republican/Tea Party citizens do not like other views so they either rant (tantrum) and/or attack. Anything that demonstrates democracy, like the nuclear option or another Democrat in the Whitehouse brings out the worst. Still, Hillary 2016!

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 23, 2013 - 10:21 pm

    Patrice, do not trivialize me - 25333 days = 69 years, 4 months, 1 week, 1 day - thank you, darlin'. ~~~ BTW, send Morris a get well card. It seems that Moe is under the weather and has been hospitalized. Get well, Moe.

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  • Courtney StoddenNovember 23, 2013 - 10:40 pm

    Moe, honey, if those two tarts, Patty and Patrice have brought you to a state of grief just give me the word. Courtney Stodden, 19, Steps Out With Anna Nicole Smith's Ex Edward Lozzi, 53

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  • PatriceNovember 24, 2013 - 6:56 am

    Mr. Veerkamp, you trivialize yourself by some of your adolescent comments. I did respect you. Again, my name is Patrice.

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  • R.j. CarterNovember 23, 2013 - 11:09 pm

    Cookie....Lord knows it is horribly frustrating!!.....Everyone sees and hears the same thing, but some people just don't comprehend well!!...Sometimes I think it would be easier to teach my cat to tap-dance like Fred Astaire than to convince any Liberal they've been lied to or taken advantage of.....AND,....Due to Patty's attitude it's certain she will die a creepy, lonely, old lady living in a single-wide trailer who screams at little kids as they cross her lava-rock garden on their way to school.....Now that's Pathetic!.......Plus,... Patty, you should slap your mother for naming you Patty...AND...No offense to any other ladies living in single-wide trailers, but Patty's just creepy......

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  • cookie65November 24, 2013 - 6:05 am

    R. j. the advantage your cat offers is its ability to learn. Cats are fascinating. As long as you are willing to feed them they will let you but they are anti-leftists like all of natures creature except for those humans who are born to be entitled to what others work for. Cats (not just domestic) don't need anyone to feed them, they do everything based on a risk/reward mentality. Something that is foreign to leftists. They are top to bottom inquisitive, something else foreign to leftists. They can do for themselves without any dependence. They are solitary creatures who don't need a village to raise their offspring and couldn't care less what anyone else thinks, which is also the opposite of leftism. They don't possess any jealousy or envy of other cats. They have an incredible amount of self-respect, something else foreign to leftists. They will accept the cheese you offer them but the can't be bought with it. They don't ever pretend to be something they are not. Amazing how every creature walking the face of the earth is conservative by nature. Not one of them has an entitlement mentality. The entitlement mentality only exists in a tiny fraction of one species. And are they ever proud of it. Thankfully it is a mental disease that can't be spread into the animal kingdom.

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  • PattyNovember 23, 2013 - 11:54 pm

    R.j. I am 30yrs old so I have a long ways to go before I am an old lady but I guarantee you I will not be yelling at kids (I love them and work with them) and the fact thst you find me creepy is fine with me. The thought of someone with your mind and heart finding me positive in any way would scare the hell out of me.

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  • robertdnollNovember 24, 2013 - 4:40 am

    just read in the wall street journal that Jerry Brown will be running for President in 2016,he knows how to get things done. we will get a President who knows how to fix our economy and do so with compassion.Blue skies are coming our way.Now it's time this morning to go fishing at Lake Folsom for a limit of Crappie,yummy good eating

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  • cookie65November 24, 2013 - 6:18 am

    The leftist version of knowing how to get things done.... California ranks 50th in worst run states for 3rd year in a row. It barely beats out the other leftist utopia of Illinois. Does anyone else find it simply amazing how braindead leftists truly are? Do they just sit around waiting to be told what to believe? http://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-worst-run-states-america-030403958.html

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  • robertdnollNovember 24, 2013 - 6:27 am

    have you ever seen a pride of lions taking care of cubs?,stealing the kills of hyenas?killing cheetah cubs,killing lion cubs to induce the females to breed?mountain lions of both sexes that are not related feeding on one carcass?domesticated cats performing tricks without an expectation of a reward?if you have not then I am sad for you

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  • cookie65November 24, 2013 - 6:59 am

    robert, did you not have anything to say about moonbeam getten things done? I didn't even mention California being the welfare capital of America or having more unfunded public sector pension debt than most countries have in GDP. The leftists in this state have taken what was the 5th largest economy on the planet and turned it into a welfare state on the verge of bankruptcy in short order. What is it about basic understanding that you have such difficulty with?

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  • cookie65November 24, 2013 - 7:03 am

    Braindead leftists perform tricks with an expectation of reward. It is called voting for a paycheck.

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  • cookie65November 24, 2013 - 6:52 am

    Of course I have. Every single one of them do their part. Everyone of them contributes. Everyone of them work. Everyone of them earn their food. Everyone of them produce. NOT one of them are entitled.

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  • robertdnollNovember 24, 2013 - 7:13 am

    lion cubs are not entitled to being taken care of by their pride,so sad.Die children,it's not my job

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  • cookie65November 24, 2013 - 9:40 am

    At what point does the diaper changing stop?

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  • robertdnollNovember 24, 2013 - 7:23 am

    love your neighbors,not always easy but a goal worth striving for

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  • cookie65November 24, 2013 - 8:22 am

    Don't throw the useless leftist compassion card at me. Leftism is the most uncompassionate ideology ever dreamed up. Look at the groups that leftism has adopted and assumed guardianship over and tell me the squalor, poverty and dependence they keep them in thru the distribution of crumbs is compassion. Leftism is an evil lie and anyone who subscribes to it has surrendered the ability to do and think for themselves. It feeds off the destruction of people. It is the source of mass graves worldwide.

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  • cookie65November 24, 2013 - 8:16 am

    We are not talking about children or babies unless you are calling the lifetime dependent leftist lemmings children and babies. Your arguments and defense only gets thinner and thinner. Unlike lions, humans are cared for and provided for on average 18 years. And at the end of that 18 years leftism depends on them still not being equipped to provide for themselves. It is pathetic to the point of being inhuman.

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  • R.j. CarterNovember 24, 2013 - 10:02 am

    A good example showing just how far out of whack the Left has become is to look back at J.F.K......As the greatest Democrat icon of all time .J.F.K. stood for lower taxes, personal responsibility, less regulation, smaller government, strong military, anti-Socialism, pro religion & was pro life...By today's standards the Left would consider him a Democrat in name only (DINO) or worse a Teahadist......

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  • PatriceNovember 24, 2013 - 10:23 am

    A Teahadist, no, not ever. JFK a true democrat, yes. Then, there was Nixon, Raygun, and the Burning Bushes...farther, farther to the right. No middle ground for GOP.

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 24, 2013 - 11:42 am

    Yep and wish he was here still...oh the good ole days...

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 24, 2013 - 10:52 am

    As an INDIVIDUAL, I really can't stand people blogging on here and name calling etc...you all do know what the word assume means? It makes an ass out of u and me....stop thinking that all democrats or republicans or tea party are the same...RJ and Cookie you do not have the knowledge to possibly know what each INDIVIDUAL believes on the whole...just because they make a comment about one portion of an issue, you fly into verbal beat em up mode and you have to believe like I do or your are just a piece of s*^#t...to quote your name calling on a few occasions. RJ read what name calling put downs you blogged to Patty, would you allow your kids or grandkids to behave like that???

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  • cookie65November 24, 2013 - 11:21 am

    oh brother, let's go back to the THREAT you made to a commenter who had a difference of opinion with you that inspired my reaction. That is how the left operates. Threats, false accusations, charges of racism, discrimination, greedy, uncompassionate, wanting to starve children, push grandma off a cliff, deny people healthcare, obstructionists, terror!sts, you name it the left has accused people like me of it. And when the useful idiots you turn out to be becomes glaring headlines for everyone to see you want to change the rules. I for one have had more than my share of the double standard of the left. From the idiot on pmsnbc suggesting someone should defecate in Sarah Palin's mouth to the crash test dummy telling a group of libtards "they gonna put y'all back in chains". You clowns made the rules. DEAL with it. Don't blame us because you have the collective IQ of a houseplant. It is our job to make you look stupid because you ARE stupid.

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 24, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Cookie, your opinion means little to me because you stay glued to the boob tube and base your life around it with apparently no INDEPENDENT THINKING. I did not threaten anyone except if they say they are at their tax paying job and spending my dime blogging on the computer their boss should be made aware of it...if that's what your consider a big threat, what a joke. I am surprised at RJ and do give a hoot about him...I have followed his comments for quite some time and I am surprised that he would name call...have always considered him a gentleman.

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 24, 2013 - 11:29 am

    I could care less about one person making comments about Sarah Palin, you however, appear to be quite enthralled with her...so don't call me stupid.

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  • cookie65November 24, 2013 - 11:41 am

    For someone who just commented about "assuming" to turn right around and assume is comical. You threatened to call every HR department in the area to remove someone from their occupation because they have a different opinion than you. You guys are priceless. As long as the left had full control over content of the media and we had no means of exposing what a lie leftism is you were all for it. Now that people have the means to stand up to your assault on this country you are all of a sudden opposed to it. You better get used to it, we have only just begun to fight.

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 24, 2013 - 11:47 am

    cookie you may threaten with your "just begun to fight" crap...I really don't give a hoot...and just because your friend was "pretending" to still be employed is not my fault...no one should be screwing off on the job and if it were someone who didn't agree with you it would be a different comment...you are a name calling, threatening wanna be know it all about politics...and I don't care about your television induced opinion.

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  • PattyNovember 24, 2013 - 11:44 am

    Rj Every time I have blogged on here your retaliation has been to call me names or call me David (who I have no idea who thay person is) It is clear to me that you want this to beea Party sight. No point in debating because you and others just resort to name calling when you disagree.

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  • Courtney StoddenNovember 24, 2013 - 11:44 am

    Morris, where are you, hon. These girls need your soothing intervention. Are you still having "issues"? Cookie an OB and patty and Patrice seem to be hormone challenged today.

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  • ObserverNovember 24, 2013 - 11:44 am

    As an observer and some who reads these posts, I'm wondering who the hell Oh Brother thinks they are?..Patty's lawyer?. From what I read, Patty threw the first jab at RJ Carter. Also, both Patty and RJ, use their real names unlike Oh Brother who doesn't when they viciously go after people. In my book that's a real POS.

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 24, 2013 - 11:50 am

    Yippee, another name caller...your name is??? observer is a strange "real" name...are you kooky's lawyer???

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 24, 2013 - 11:55 am

    Observer, if you read what you wrote, you just called yourself a POS...

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  • PattyNovember 24, 2013 - 11:56 am

    Observer Do you know the difference between name calling and disagreeing? This is ecactly my point. When it comes to the rights beliefs if they don't like what is said they resort to rudeness!

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  • R.j. CarterNovember 24, 2013 - 11:58 am

    Dang, what did I miss??...All I can say is CAT-FIGHT!!!.....Think I'm just going to watch TV for the next few days and stay out of this one....

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 24, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    RJ - we are all scared, nervous, confused or whatever term a person wants to use about the state of the world of politics, however, we should not be turning on each other...this is the time for coming together not tearing apart...if that makes me a libtard then so be it...

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  • PattyNovember 24, 2013 - 12:09 pm

    Oh Brother Rj is far from a gentleman. If you disagree with him sometimes........he flys off the handle. I'm not sure maybe alcohol maybe drugs maybe a hormone imbalance but he is a rollercoaster of emotions. Maybe midlife cridis.

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  • PattyNovember 24, 2013 - 12:25 pm

    Phil is the same way. Again maybe hormones maybe drugs maybe alcohol (although he writes he is "in the rooms") maybe drugs or maybe just good ole right wing anger cause things aten't quite going the way they want it to. And probably won't in 2016.

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  • robertdnollNovember 24, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    R.j. is a little over weight,but so am I,and he is ugly but not a bully,he does a lot for other people

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 24, 2013 - 1:04 pm

    I agree, Robert, RJ does a lot for others and that is what took me by surprise...

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  • robertdnollNovember 24, 2013 - 1:21 pm

    in regards to animals taking care of babies,if a newborn hippopotamus leaves it's pouch without hair the mother will abandon it but the other hippopotami in that particular flock will adopt it until they can feel it's hair follicles can be detected with their sensitive upper lip.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 24, 2013 - 1:49 pm

    robertdnoll, your credibility curve was positive with, "R.j. is a little over weight,but so am I,and he is ugly but not a bully,he does a lot for other people Unfortunately your credibility curve plunges with a negative slope when you talk about, " a newborn hippopotamus leaves it's pouch . . . ". Hippopotami are not marsupials, Robert. And even if they were the pouch would have to be on the mother hippopotamus' back and the mother hippo would have to remain in shallow water to keep from drowning the "joey". Even Patty, Patrice and the other gurlz know this, Robert.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 24, 2013 - 2:02 pm

    LINK - The adopted joey hippo

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 24, 2013 - 6:12 pm

    Scientific name: Hippopotamus amphibious - Hippopotamus, Gestation period - 243.5 d - Speed: 30 km/h (Running, On Land) - Lifespan: 40 – 50 y - Height: 150 cm on average (Adult, At Shoulder) - Mass: 1,500 – 1,800 kg (Adult, Male), 1,300 – 1,500 kg (Adult, Female), 25 – 50 kg (Newborn) - Length: 330 – 520 cm (Adult), 127 cm on average (Newborn)

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  • PatriceNovember 24, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Mr. Robertdnoll, it is the democratic way! :)

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  • Tom GibneyNovember 24, 2013 - 5:08 pm

    In reading these posts I have to laugh and think of the line from Cool Hand Luke; "What we gots here is a failyuh to Communicait." WOw But I expect no less from the left LOL

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  • PattyNovember 24, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    Poor cookie and Rj they are so angry and frightened about the "left" all they can do is rant or as Patrice put it throw tantrums. Well I forsee them doing that for a long time. Hillary 2016. BTW This is what caused Rj to go beserk last time and tell me I had an "ugly" name and was "creepy.". Again.....Pathetic

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 24, 2013 - 7:34 pm

    Patty, can you update the forum on the Morris, Patty, Patrice & Courtney quadrangle?

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  • R.j. CarterNovember 24, 2013 - 7:47 pm

    Dang Phil, I done heard there might gonna be a big wedding on the mountain between Patty & Morris....AND....Being a real-life preacher-man ordained by an honest to gosh online church, I can jus go ahead hitch'e up ol Patty & Morris all legal like...I can even show'em both where to "make they mark" on the paper...Heck, I'll even do the whole hootenanny for free if they promise not to have no yungins....And, .Phil if you brung that possum you was talkin bout for vittles, well hell thad be right perfect..

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 24, 2013 - 8:01 pm

    R. j. I think we need to give Morris some room. I heared th' other day he wuz feelin' poorley. He was MIA and then he reported back having been hospitalized. Wuz he pullin' our leg? Don't know. But if he's really poorley then he may need our prayers and best wishes. I do hope it's nothing he ketched from Courtney, Patty and Patrice. A good parboiled possum may jest fix 'em right up.

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  • PatriceNovember 24, 2013 - 8:19 pm

    At home in the Ozarks are ya!?

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  • PatriceNovember 24, 2013 - 8:27 pm

    Mr. Veerkamp, again you trivialize yourself by some of your adolescent comments. I did respect you.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 24, 2013 - 8:28 pm

    Yes Mam.

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  • Mary Randolph, CaminoNovember 24, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    Has everyone noticed how Patty just can't let anything go and have you read her recent post's?..... The woman has very obviously completely unhinged.....This totally desperate, deranged, sole should needs to be committed ASAP... If you are a member of Patty's family please get her somewhere for the mental help she desperately needs before she begins cutting herself ....How Pathetic!!......P.S. Oh Brother ..Of course you had no way of knowing Patty was that mentally unstable....

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  • PatriceNovember 24, 2013 - 8:25 pm

    Mary, you haven't been paying attention. The cookie noname is the most unbalanced of them all. A true narcissist. Always punching on someone if folks don't agree with her and her minions. Luckily I got smart and don't read his/her rants.

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  • Fran DuchampNovember 24, 2013 - 8:05 pm

    I hope Morris is well...who is watching the sock puppets?

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 24, 2013 - 8:53 pm

    Patrice, A CONJECTURE: A liberal/progressive forum member commenting with multiple ranges of maturity, seriousness, cultural "flavors" and reverence/irreverence for relevance would most likely be described with positive, supportive and favorable words from Patrice. . . . Multidimensional, breadth of style . . . . yada, yada, yada . . . . A conservative . . . uh . . . not so much. I sampled adulthood once, Patrice. I found it lacking. I leave it behind from time to time. Have a nice adulthood. May you too escape from time to time. I'll respect you.

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  • jesus christNovember 24, 2013 - 9:33 pm

    Mary Do you know how to read? Or r u just another tehead following blindly?

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  • jesus christNovember 24, 2013 - 10:02 pm

    Rj I just figured something out back when I called u a bully. I said that because all Patty said was Hillary 2016 and u flipped. Now observer and mary tore into her. U must be impersonating them all and must know Patty personally because u and ur alternate personalities. r way overreacting to a simple bumper sticker slogan. calm down dude

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  • Tom GibneyNovember 24, 2013 - 10:20 pm

    Actually, what I truly find entertaining is the tone of condescension that emanates from the Patrice, Patty JHC crowd, Which is a typical liberal tactic. When all else fails , try to act superior and snotty.. I credit RJ for just getting out the hammer and hitting the nail on the head. It's like when I get together with my liberal siblings. Wen faced with the obvious that refutes their opinions, they resort to pretentiousness. Then it's all boils down to "You're a poopy head and I am better than you. The problem as of late though, is that ...well let me put it in the liberal vernacular... "Na na na na na na... your emperor has no clothes and you can't admit it. Thhhppppt! "Now that's funny right there ..I don't care who you are , that's funny Yes siree!" -Larry the Cable Guy

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 25, 2013 - 3:57 am

    G'mornin', Tom. When you see Patrice, Patty an' th' gurlz tell 'em I'll be back in a flash. I'm jest down th' road at th' innerstate intersection pickin' up th' freshest road kill from last night. You know what they say. "The early hillbilly gets th' possum." Ozark possums are THE best.

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