Saturday, 08/08/09, Public Square

envy

This made me think of the Republian Party.  They don’t have a leader (well unless you count Rush or Palin or other ludicrous pretenders) and they are envious.  I think it explains the ‘birthers,’ the ‘tea-baggers,’ and the ‘health-care reform disrupters.’

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8 responses to “Saturday, 08/08/09, Public Square

  1. A friend of mine used to date this guy who would park his car a mile away in the parking lot so no one would scratch up his car. He drove something like a nissan sentra..haha

  2. I’m sad to hear this from The Votemaster. I’m not a fan of Reid. Sounds like Nevada doesn’t have better choices than Kansas. 😦

    “NRSC chairman Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has promised a well-funded challenger for majority leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). It is empty boasts like this that make people so cynical about politics. The Nevada governor, Jim Gibbons, had a illegal alien as a housekeeper, has been accused of sexual assault, and has been involved in a possibly fraudulent land deal, all of which has driven his popularity to a number lower than even George Bush managed. The lieutenant governor, Brian Krolicki, is actually under indictment for four felony counts of misusing his office for private gain. The state’s other senator, John Ensign (R-NV), is embroiled in a sex scandal and the state’s lone Republican representative, Dean Heller, doesn’t want to run for the Senate. Despite Reid’s lack of popularity in the state, Cornyn can’t find any challenger at all, let alone a well-financed one. Yet he is acting like knocking off Reid is a done deal. Both sides do this, of course, but it is just hot air, something Nevada has in great supply.”

  3. annie moose

    here’s some red meat…… snip

    http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090817/scahill

    Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder
    By Jeremy Scahill

    August 4, 2009

    A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in Virginia. The two men claim that the company’s owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company. The former employee also alleges that Prince “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,” and that Prince’s companies “encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life.”

  4. Our friend, omawarisan, has done some great posts here that stimulate thinking and discussion. At his blog, he is amazingly funny! I laugh out loud most days at something he has written, but he outdid himself with his blog post titled, “A phone interview with The Mongolian Death Worm.” Don’t miss it! He’s a nut! 🙂

    You can catch his blog any day from our blogroll — just click on ‘Blurt.’

    btw, oma, is there a story behind your nic?

    • Thank you, that’s very kind of you to say!

      Omawarisan, in Japanese, is my occupation – I’m a police officer.

      The other two words I know in Japanese are yakyu (baseball) and tempura. I am not either of them.

      Thanks for allowing me to contribute here!