Thursday, 6/17/10, Public Square


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12 responses to “Thursday, 6/17/10, Public Square

  1. G-STIR

    Has anyone heard from PP since the meetup?

  2. tosmarttobegop

    I sent her a e-mail but no response yet.
    She has a lot on her plate and figure she is more concerned with that plate.

  3. Me too on sending the email. I have thought a few times of calling and stopped before I dialed because I don’t want to add to her busy schedule of must dos.

    So, PP, if you’re reading, we’re wondering and we care oodles and gobs so when you can, if you can…

  4. tosmarttobegop

    I watched Matthews “Rise of the new Right” I kept thinking it is not new.
    He did cover some of the history of the emotions, but I thought of telling him that the current level is not new.

    It was as strong during the Clinton administration though other then the armed response for the most part the rest did not get coverage. I guess it is kind of like it depends on who you listen to and the group you hear from.

    Looking back I can tell you that the base-less accusations and simple mind-less mindset was just as strong.
    More wide spread then thought it was, White water, the Rose law firm and Vic Foster all were made of whole cloth. Yet we were accepting and believing it as if it was undeniable solid fact.

    Unquestioned and such delusional mindsets seem to be sponsored solely by there being a Democratic administration in power?

    I am at a lost as to how that is, when it is totally made up proof wins the day over reasoned and factual proof.

    The classic example I can point to as accepting something beyond reason and proof is “Kill Grandma”

    A simple concept and wording that spelled out exactly what it is intended to do .

    Being able to be distorted and readily accepted as the case is beyond a intelligent and thinking people.

    Yet it is also the case when it came to the accusations against Bill and Hillary Clinton.

    The simple voicing of unfounded claims won the day and turned people into rabid partisans.

    Though I would say there are those who are against President Obama simply for the color of his skin.

    But the total can not be dismissed on those select few there is a equally mind-less thought process at work too. Which is encompassing the larger party as a whole.

  5. “At BP CEO Tony Hayward’s hearing before Congress on Thursday, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) apologized to the oil company. “I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday,” he said, referring to the meeting in which BP agreed to create a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the oil spill. “I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown, in this case a $20 billion shakedown … I apologize.” He’s in good company in the GOP, as others like Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh, and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour have also criticized the fund.”

    I think this isn’t wise strategy and taking Obama hatred too far.

    What do you think?

  6. 6176746f6c6c65

    I think he’ll (Rep. Barton) do whatever he feels he needs to for reelection. Is he not the guy that held a high post in an oil company which was subsequently acquired by BP? Just wondering how much this might play into the comments (campaign contributions and all).

    • “…do whatever he feels he needs to for reelection.”

      Ah! Of course, just like most of them.

      OK, then my question becomes: What is his constituency thinking?

      • 6176746f6c6c65

        He’s from Texas. I’d think that most of his constituency likely agrees with him.

      • Rep. Barton is receiving criticism from within the GOP, particularly from members from Louisiana and Florida (more election year stuff, I suspect). No link; there are plenty of sites with the story.

      • Yes, read some of that. He is now apologizing (in part). It’s a tough row for them to hoe! They must, must, must be against President Obama but it’s difficult to take the side of BP. Where do they go with their criticisms!?

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  8. Thunderchild

    fnord, re your lawn mower problem.

    At least it starts. That in itself is a hopeful sign.

    Lawnmowers are finicky things. And MOST things that can go wrong with them are really pretty simple.

    Do this (if you haven’t in the last year or so) Find out what spark plug and air filter you need and buy replacements, This will cost less than $12. Tell hubby to change oil in mower. This is usually easier than it sounds. The odds are good that if you do these things, your mower will be fine.