Monday, 3/19/12, Public Square

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  1. President George W. Bush had some thoughts on lowering gas prices. After all he was the man who introduced Americans to $4 a gallon gasoline. I like to look back and remember what we had and how far we’ve come. It always makes me realize how thankful I am to wake up in the mornings and know President Obama is in office!

    • bobwhite

      Yes, I’m glad Obama is in office, too. He is not progressive enough for me, but that is probably why he got elected.
      Here’s a tho’t that I believe you wil like. It is from the Rachel Maddow blog. “Obama is not a foreign born, brown skinned, anti-war socialist that gives away healthcare — You’re thinking of Jesus!”

      • indypendent

        I check in on the Rachel Maddow blog also – I liked that comment.

        I am glad Obama is in office – could you imagine what the world would be like if John McCain had been president? I suspect Bin laden would still be alive and many of our soldiers would be in Iran – on the war front lines that all these ‘good, loyal, patriotic’ Republicans vote for but never seem to volunteer any of their own kids or grandkids to fight. Excuse me, there might be a few Republican politicians with family in the military – but are these the ones on the actual front lines doing multiple tours of duty? I highly doubt that…

  2. Interesting. Oh the tangled webs we weave.

    Is A Baby Conceived After Dad’s Death A ‘Survivor’?

    At issue is whether children conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent are eligible for Social Security survivors benefits.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/03/19/148453252/is-a-baby-conceived-after-dads-death-a-survivor?sc=fb&cc=fp

    • R.D. Liebst

      That is quite the interesting question? I would think that since the father had given his sperm and that I would think was with the intent to produce the child. Then yes and certainly if the father had not died then there would be no question.

  3. “At the moment, seems we’re in the midst of a war on women with new fronts opening every day. Frankly, I can’t get excited about this conflict. Sooner or later, I’m probably going to get court martialed. See, I’m far too inclined to fraternize with the enemy. Listen, you guys stay here and guard the tree-fort, I’ll go over to the enemy lines and see if I can negotiate a cease fire. Soldier, hand me that bottle of wine. If I’m not back by dawn, send room service and remember the fighting 69th!

    War on women, how’s that going to play out?

    I don’t want to sound like a defeatist, but, men, we’ve lost already. Here’s why, women have all the vaginas.

    They didn’t tell you that when you signed up, did they?”

    http://www.stonekettle.com/2012/03/letters-from-porn-wars.html

  4. R.D. Liebst

    Ok I have to admit that for some time after the heart attack I was having some pretty good problems with thinking and keeping thing straight. As simple as to what the current date was to what I was suppose to be doing at any given time. It has certainly gotten better as time passes and I have adapted and taken steps to help my memory and the ability to keep things straight and within times.

    But I still can not help but notice that I do not seem to be the only one having problems with thinking!
    I contribute that to it being an election season and the madness that seems to come with that and what the candidates and their campaigns seem to think of the people they are trying to woos.

    At times I expect to hear some candidate to say something that covers everything!
    “As the candidate for the President of the United States… I am against fast food… Grommet food…. Gays sex… Straight sex… and sex in general… thought I am for procreation which means I am against abortion!
    I hate unrestricted speak through do support the Constitution and the right to free speech!

    I am against Pollution.. and for the unrestricted drilling for oil in any and all areas ill-regardless of the impact on the environment as long as it is for lower gas prices! Yet for the unrestricted profits for the oil companies. Which means that more people will be employed though to safeguard the envelopment they will not be able to afford to drive to work so they will have to ride a bicycle to the remote drilling sites for the oil!

    Though the bikes will have to have wooden wheels since the available oil will have to be used to make gas instead of rubber tires. which is the result of not destroying the rubber tee plants to make them. Of course also I will want the American people to drink more water to be able to pee on the chains to lubricate them so the bikes will pedal easier. Though all bike would be able to collect that urine for drinking water!

    I am against child abuse though do feel that children should be able to work on those oil rigs to teach them good work ethics and responsibility. Of course at a less then livable wage since all parents should be responsible for their children and pay for their upbringing and provide for their upkeep.

  5. R.D. Liebst

    any other ideas for a more prefect campaign stances?

    • indypendent

      I would like for one of these political candidates to simply tell the American people the truth.

      But, then again, if he/she did that, they would never get elected – huh?

      Anyone with one working brain cell has to realize that we cannot keep throwing good money after bad towards those things that we know do not work.

      No Child Left Behind – while there is no federal funding for that – our state and local taxes are used to implement that stupid NCLB mandate. But, isn’t it nice that our kids can spend all their time learning how to pass some stupid test while the rest of the global markets are putting emphasis on science and math.

      Oh, yeah, I forgot – thanks to these Evangelical Republicans – teaching science is a big time SIN – so that will need to go into file #13 (trash can).

      And exactly where will that leave the USA in the future global market?

      Then we come to the truth about these damn wars – Iraq was a total waste of time and money.

      Aghanistan is the same way – GET OUT NOW…..

      Then we come to the truth about oil and the price of gas. Listen up folks – $2.50/galllon gas is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

      The USA needs to get off the damn oil – tell the Middle East where to shove their damn oil barrels – and that means telling the Saudis the same damn thing – NO MORE USA MONEY…

      ONCE and for all – if nobody pays taxes – no public services and/or YOUR favorite government check will be sent to your mailbox.

      How freakin hard is that to understand?

      The truth – if told to Americans – will never win elections.

      • indypendent

        There are many other ‘truths’ I have on my list – but this is Monday morning and I am tired from working my part time job – after watching my grankids during the week.

        BTW – my part time job is in the health care field – pharmacy work – and I see a bunch of crap going through that WE the TAXPAYERS are paying for and are not needed.

        But, isn’t it wonderful we have such a profitable pharmaceutical industry?

      • R.D. Liebst

        Sadly Indy I think you are right and I could hear you say it in your best impression of that Marine D.I. from a “Few Good men”.

  6. prairie pond

    Rick, you are thinking better than most of the honyocks I know out here!

    I always loved this quote from Harry Truman. It’s about as perfect as it gets.

    “Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing. They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”
    ― Harry S. Truman

    To paraphrase Archie Bunker, “We could use a man like Harry Truman again.”

  7. prairie pond

    Gotta love the Rude Pundit. Warning. Bad language. But he nails the GOP war on t&*@ts.

    http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2012/03/conservatives-are-more-concerned-with.html

  8. indypendent

    NeoCons are back doing what they do best….war mongering

    But, did these NeoCons ever really go away???

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/world/pro-israel-groups-differing-approaches-on-iran.html?_r=1

  9. R.D. Liebst

    Ahh have work men here to redo the bathroom and man it so hard for me to just stay out of the way.
    LOL Shoot they need some tool and I go to the garage and come back with it! So far I have about everything they have plus some they don’t, and I have never done bathrooms or remodeling for a living.

    Man it is so hard to stand back or at least not be in the way just standing there watching.
    Typical fiscal con too, thinking “man and I am paying them to do that and I could have done it!!!!”.
    That could be why I have never been rich, just never could let others do for me what I could do for myself.