Thursday, 5/20/10, Public Square


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28 responses to “Thursday, 5/20/10, Public Square

  1. Maybe I could learn to like Rand Paul. This headline tells me there are good qualities to find in the man!

    New hero of Tea Party Rand Paul is so conservative he scares Dick Cheney

    The story that goes will the headline can be found here —

    • tosmarttobegop

      Of course he does, Paul does not believe that the United States has a right to be running around the world playing Policemen. Or inflecting itself on other countries because we can.

      Cheney thinks that kind of thinking will interfere with his grand goal of spreading Democracy by the use of military force! Go Leon Trotsky go!

  2. prairie pond

    Ol’ Rand is in a world of poop, eh? All the morning talk shows are wondering how he could go from being the charismatic darling of the repukes and faux libertarians, to being scrutinized as a racist pig.

    All in 24 hours. Even Joe “dead intern” Scar is saying the guy is toast if he doesnt disavow his statements about the Civil Rights act of 1964. Scar says Rand is just trying to be “pure” libertarian and isnt racist at heart.

    Uh huh. Google his dad + racism and see what you get. The boy comes by it naturally.

    • I watched him last night on Rachel Maddow’s show. He squirmed. He talked and talked and was unable to get to his point. If you use the thinking from the thread tstb wrote today about the democrats not being able to narrow their focus and how they should use KISS as their guiding principle, I think Rand Paul will need that lesson even more than the democrats! His thoughts are going to be difficult to explain!

      Maybe that will be a good strategy for Paul! Look at what a darlin’ Palin has become and she sure can’t explain anything!

      • indypendent

        Have you ever heard Scott Brown talk about the issues?

        I remember watching him on a Sunday morning with Bob Schieffer.

        Brown was asked very direct questions and he danced so much around the questions without answering them that I thought he needed a tutu.

        Schieffer finally said to him – but you did not answer my question. Yet, Brown continued to do his dance.

        I suspect Republicans are just so thankful to get anyone elected that they really don’t care how these people perform?

      • What it always says to me is one of two things —

        1. they really don’t know what they’re talking about


        2. they have so little respect for Americans and their ability to actually follow and understand complex issues…

      • indypendent

        I think Republicans are so arrogant that they do not really care what people think about them.

        They love themselves and that is all that matters.

  3. I read something somewhere about Rand Paul wanting to hold his victory party at a country club and he used Tiger Woods as a sort of justification. He said something along the lines of people used to think country clubs were exclusive places but Tiger had changed that thinking.

    Uh huh.

    • Here it is —

      He began the next phase of his renegade Senate bid Wednesday with a decidedly odd tee shot: pointing to Tiger Woods as a role model. Sort of.

      The self-styled man of the people was defending his decision to hold his victory party Tuesday night at an exclusive country club. Enter Tiger.

      “I think at one time, people used to think of golf and golf clubs and golf courses as being exclusive,” Paul explained on “Good Morning America.” “[But] I think Tiger Woods has helped to broaden that, in the sense that he’s brought golf to a lot of the cities and to city youth.”

  4. prairie pond

    And if Rand had his way, those private clubs would never have integrated, because you know it was only the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that forced them to integrate.

    Were it not for that act, we’d be saying “Tiger who?”

    • “The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.”
      — Ralph Waldo Emerson

      • prairie pond

        Ooooh, that’s a great quote, Fnord. Can I steal it for my column next week? 🙂

      • Of course! It isn’t mine, I wish I were that good a worsdsmith.

        Speaking of columns? Are there any we could enjoy? 😉

      • prairie pond

        HA! Yes, I write one every week, but it’s always the size of war and peace so I dont bring them here. I guess I need a website so I could just linky to them, and the newspaper doesnt have one.

        Thanks for asking. I’m still the same “wordy biotch” I’ve always been. In love with the sound of my own voice, I guess.

      • Bring em on! I can go in and put the ‘keep reading’ tag just to reduce the amount of scroll grease needed, but I know we would all enjoy every word! You could put them up, and not hit publish if that would be easier and faster for you. I know you have much more to do than me, so I would be happy to find pics that might go with or add the tags…

      • prairie pond

        Thanks, Fnord. Actually, I dont have anything to do today but this. Well, this and laundry and dishes and so on.

        I guess I just never feel like my columns are good enough to bring here. I’ll scroll through my “greatest hits” heheh and see if I can find something good.

  5. prairie pond

    Oh, and in case you are wondering, I’m rained in today. Even I am not foolish enough to brave the crappy roads after this much rain!

  6. prairie pond

    …and I have a big brown Weim shaking at my feet. It seems someone has developed a fear of storms. Imagine that!

  7. It just sunk in that the leaders of the tea partiers are Sarah Palin and Rand Paul. No wonder the ‘GOP establishment’ is shakin’ in their boots! (giggle)

  8. I’ve tried to start a thread on the oil that has now come ashore. I’ve read article after article for information, most of them accompanied by pictures of the horror. Pretty quickly I can’t see through the tears and writing something is impossible.

  9. indypendent

    Speaking of the oil spill – did anyone see where one of the Fox News talking idiots, Brit Hume, actually asked where the oil was?

    His point being – if there is that much oil – then why can’t we see it from the shores?

    He also went on to impart his knowledge that the ocean takes care of all these oil spills by simply swallowing up the oil.

    Uh, yeah, sure.

  10. indypendent

    As we have all talked about in the past, the Tea Party Set has vehemently denied being racists.

    So if Rand Paul is their newest shining leader, how are they going to handle this guy’s apparent public stance against the Civil Rights Act?

    • prairie pond

      That was the ten thousand dollar question Joey Scar and Mika Mouse were asking this morning….

  11. prairie pond

    People on some blogs are now asking the question “what if BP really can NOT stop this?” What is the worst case scenario? The Russians seem to think only a nuke may work, and then they give that option a 20% chance of failure.

    I think it could be stopped, but BP is trying to preserve the well because they know for sure it will be a loooooong time, if ever, that they get to drill into that pool of oil again.

    Greedy bass-turds.

    On another note…

    Most of you know my ex works in the geophysical industry in Houston. Despite the downturn in oil activity around here, they’ve been busy as hell and are even hiring more people.

    Why, you may ask?

    Probably ninety percent of the work they were doing was marine work, not land work. They are the ones that process the seismic surveys that tell exploration and drilling people where oil is located.

    Let that sink in.

    The only place major “looking for oil” is going on is under the oceans. That’s where they saw the future of oil production. They havent even really been looking much on land. Anywhere in the world. They are a global company.

    Peak oil? Are we past it on land? And what will this mean for our energy future? And our oceans?

    • We better settle international relationships fairly solidly if we continue to rely on oil for energy, ’cause some things we will always own in common. I don’t see anyone ever homesteading the ocean.

      Or, we could take the sensible route and look for alternate ways to produce energy!

      • indypendent

        Jimmy Carter tried to tell us to get off the oil and he got ridiculed for his efforts. The man still gets ridiculed to this day by the same buffoons.

        Seems to me Obama is on the right track when he advocates for alternative energy sources and with that effort, we can create jobs. Wouldn’t that be a win-win for us?

  12. indypendent

    Has anyone seen the Mike Pompeo television ad? It is almost as sickening as Wink Hartman’s.

    The ad really is okay until you get the very end and Mr. Pompeo himself looks into the camera and invites all other ‘patriots’ to join him.

    Ah, so I am to assume that if I do not support this man, I am not a patriot?

    Where have I heard that mumbo-jumbo before?