I hate being so mean. But I must do what a guy like me must do.
I got this from these guys:
Exit Question: DivaCuda?
This from the AHSA:
USAToday reported that Dan Cooper, founder and owner of Cooper Firearms, lost his job. The reason: He’s voting for Obama:
Montana gunsmith Dan Cooper has been ousted as chief executive of the rifle company that bears his name after pressure from gun owners who are angry that he is supporting Democrat Barack Obama.
Today, on behalf of the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA), I condemned the actions by the NRA and its cronies forcing Dan Cooper out.
The gun lobby’s attempt to destroy a good man and small business owner, a loyal member of the gun fraternity, again reveals the desperate Joe McCarthy-like politics of fear that the NRA leadership and others put first. They are trying to scare America’s hunters and shooters into voting against Barack Obama — but we have one thing to say: vote hope and not fear.
I have been campaigning in battleground states, including Ohio, Minnesota, Florida and Colorado for Barack Obama this fall. I know first-hand that gun owners are voting for Obama. They know their gun rights are secure. And they want a president who won’t take their guns AND will focus on the economy and their jobs. It’s beyond appalling that hard-core gun activists would destroy the economic livelihood of a guy like Dan Cooper. John McCain should be ashamed that his supporters have harmed a small business owner for political reasons. That should never happen in the America.
Last year we witnessed what happened to prominent outdoor writer and commentator Jim Zumbo when he dared take a position contrary to NRA policy. Now they are trying to do the same to Dan Cooper.
This is wrong, and rank and file gun owners who have no political ax to grind need to stand up, reject such underhanded tactics and have their voices heard. That’s why AHSA was formed, to end this partisan bullying and to restore pride to the shooting sports. This action against Cooper reinforces my commitment to making change happen by electing Obama – and by building an organization for hunters and shooters who are tired of extremism.
I believe that while it is a legit point to not like Obama’s socialism. Firing someone from their own company for supporting a politician, is crazy. Especially when they founded the company.
This election cannot end quick enough, for me anyhow.
Because I am a Born-Again Christian and refuse to celebrate a pagan Holiday like Halloween.
I celebrate the day when Martin Luther Nailed the his 95 Theses to the door of the Schlosskirche (castle church).
That day is known as Reformation Day!
More after the Jump:
A rather remarkably interesting article over at the quite Liberal Op-Ed News asks, “Is Bush Sane?”
Actually, the real question that one should asking is, are those who voted for him twice sane, despite the fact that he took us into a war, based upon what is now known as false information.
Further more, the even bigger question is, will all of those people vote for McCain?
That’s what we should be asking.
Over at Reason Magazine.
Many Libertarians are voting Obama, to punish the Republicans for electing Bush.
Myself, I’m sticking to principles. I’m still voting for Barr.
One interesting question:
Leaving George W. Bush out of consideration, what former U.S. president would you most like to have waterboarded and why?
My Answer: The entire staff, Bloggers, and Writers of The Weekly Standard except for Mary Katharine Ham, because she’s a respectable and downright pretty lady. Who seriously needs to get away from Politics, before it makes her into a monster.
Then go read this.
For those who want to know what they are clicking on first. It’s a rather long and quite idiotic posting, by a Conservative Blogger, attempting to prove that Barack Obama is really the son of Malcolm X.
Yes, they went there.
No wonder that the Conservatives are losing, not only the election. But the intellectual debate.
I’m ashamed to even be a Conservative minded person right now. 🙁
(Via The Corner)
This further increases my sinking feeling that McCain does not have a prayer.
From the Economist:
IT IS impossible to forecast how important any presidency will be. Back in 2000 America stood tall as the undisputed superpower, at peace with a generally admiring world. The main argument was over what to do with the federal government’s huge budget surplus. Nobody foresaw the seismic events of the next eight years. When Americans go to the polls next week the mood will be very different. The United States is unhappy, divided and foundering both at home and abroad. Its self-belief and values are under attack.
For all the shortcomings of the campaign, both John McCain and Barack Obama offer hope of national redemption. Now America has to choose between them. The Economist does not have a vote, but if it did, it would cast it for Mr Obama. We do so wholeheartedly: the Democratic candidate has clearly shown that he offers the better chance of restoring America’s self-confidence. But we acknowledge it is a gamble. Given Mr Obama’s inexperience, the lack of clarity about some of his beliefs and the prospect of a stridently Democratic Congress, voting for him is a risk. Yet it is one America should take, given the steep road ahead.
I can tell you right now, there are many wealthy people, who read this magazine and it’s distributorship is to many Conservatives. I look for many Conservatives to cross the aisle and vote Democrat.
And, by the way, he will probably get it. Here’s to hoping Mr Obama’s moderate and sensible side wins over his primary-season, protectionist-populist side.
I bet there’s a good number of people betting on that hope. But I highly doubt that Obama is going to do anything extreme during his tenure as President.
Anyhow, it was a very interesting endorsement.
This is just awful.
Via Fox News:
A Huffington Post writer stabbed her former lover more than 200 times with a screwdriver and then tried to conceal the slaying, PalmBeachPost.com reported.
After committing the gruesome crime, Carol Anne Berger, an election correspondent for the Huffington Post, reported her former flame missing, then fatally shot herself a day later, police told the Web site.
Lt. Gary Chapman said Jessica Kalish, 56, a software executive, was found in the backseat of her BMW on Oct. 23, the Web site reported.
Kalish had been stabbed with a Phillips-head screwdriver 220 times, he said, with wounds concentrated in the back of her head, back, arms and face. A blow to Kalish’s neck likely killed her, Chapman told the Web site.
Berger and Kalish recently had hired an attorney to sell their house and split the revenue. Kalish had met another woman and spent hours absorbed in cyber-dates with her new companion, PalmBeachPost.com reported.
“We are all very lucky to have Carol Anne be part of the Off the Bus family,” a Huffington Post statement read, referring to the Web site’s special election section. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of Carol Anne Berger and Jessica Kalish.”
Unlike some of my fellow Bloggers on the right, I will refrain from the usual nastiness that follows something like this. I’ll just say that it is a tragedy and that I’ll be praying for the families of those involved in a tragedy, such as this.
If you’d like to go read the asinine ramblings of the assholes, who couldn’t even say anything decent… Go here. May God be their judges. I thought that the Conservatives and Republicans were better than this. Perhaps that was a gross misjudgment.
I saw this last night and I had to let out a snort….
This comes via the very far right wing NewsWithViews:
“If Obama becomes president he will eventually be exposed as a fraud, but it will be too late. The Democrat Party will have control of both houses of Congress and the White House. And too many Republicans have become big-spending liberals who are willing to go along with a socialist agenda as long as they keep their jobs,” adds Mike Baker.
“These will be dangerous times, mark my words: the police and the military will be used against American citizens. Think of Waco, Texas, but on a national scale,” warns Det. Frances.
“An Obama presidency may be the beginning of the end of the US Constitution,” he said.
The story that I quoted also tries to say that the Sheriff, a one Mike Scott who referred to Barack Obama by his full name, was visited by the FBI. That is totally false. He was investigated by his own Dept. for engaging in politics, while in uniform. Which is against the law.
But the real stand out quote is the one above. One would have to disconnect their normal functional brain to believe something as absurd as that. At the most, some fringe groups on the Right and possibly on the far left, might and I do say MIGHT have a problem. Although, I highly doubt that Obama as President would start going after anyone at all.
Why do I say this? Because Obama is going to be elected, much to consternation of the Conservatives and the Republican Party. Do you think for one lousy second that Obama is going to actually do anything at all, that would be considered political suicide?!?!?! Come on now, Use your Brain, Please!
It is no wonder that Joe Farah of WorldNetDaily.com, kicked Paul Walter’s sorry butt to the curb long ago. (Paul Walter is the owner of NewswithViews.com)
However, it seems that the hate has not escaped the crunchy con Blog either.:
Nah, he’s just a nigger. Never did nothing, but because he’s a porch monkey, he’ll get elected.
Nice. If Obama looses, it will be because of mental midgets like this.
Funny thing is, he has not even removed that comment…..and he’s a Christian????!?! 😮
Kathryn Jean Lopez over at the Corner wonders aloud….:
Nah, Kathy at his age, I doubt he has to even worry about that anymore. Hell at his age, I doubt he can even get it up!
*snort* I haven’t laughed that hard in a while. hehe!
Michael Crowley over at TNR’s “The Stump” observers the following:
Watching MSNBC coverage of Obama’s rally in Raleigh, NC, I’m struck by this line from his stump speech:
When Bill Clinton was president your average wages and incomes went up $7,500. Under George Bush it went dow $2,000. So if I’ve get economic theories that are similar to Bill Clinton’s, and [McCain’s] got economic theories that are similar to George Bush’s–you can look and see which one worked and which didn’t.
Remember when he was running against the Clinton years?
It’s called wanting to get elected. Barry knew that if he didn’t suck up to Hillary and Bill who represent the “old 1990’s guard” of the Democratic Party, he’d never get elected. Plus, maybe Bubba wants to reign in on the Puma’s.
Although, it is a humorous thing to watch two people sucking up to one other, after ripping on one another weeks before. 😀
Via TNR’s “The Stump”:
US citizens living in Israel line-up to cast their ballots as they vote early for the US Presidential elections at a cultural centre in Jerusalem on October 28, 2008. A poll conducted by the Rabin Center for Israel Studies found that 46.6% of Israelis would vote for Republican nominee John McCain if given chance to elect a US president, while Democrat Barack Obama would receives 34% of votes. Others remained undecided. (MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Not a big surprise. Jewish voters have always favored the Republicans because of thier pro-Isreal stance. Nice Photo too. 🙂
Charles Johnson over at the Neo-Conservative Little Green Footballs is wondering aloud Obama’s “Civilian National Security Force“:
The Department of Defense’s current base budget is close to $500 billion. So if he meant that promise, he plans on a total defense budget of about a trillion dollars.
What exactly is Obama planning to do with a “civilian force” with such an astronomical level of funding?
A good question that I would like to know as well. But all this posturing and guessing and scaremongering is for naught. Because first off, there is no way in hell that there is going to be a Democratic “Super-Majority”. No way, no how, there’s too many damn right leaning states for that to happen and no damn Conservative Senator or Representative, worth their salt, is going to sit idly by and allow Obama to pass a bill enacting something like this, ever.
You ask what If I’m wrong? Well, I could be, it might just get passed, but let me clue you in on something. The first time one of these “Civilian National Security Force” officers walks up on someone who’s “Bitter and Clingy” and they haul off and empty a clip into one of those officers and he dies. Then the Government will get sued by the family. When that happens the program will be scrapped.
But I have a sneaking suspicion that this program will never, ever get out of congress, because first off, look at the insurance money the Government would have to put on each one of these officers, then they’d have to get them gun training, if the Government even allows them to be armed. (Knowing Liberals like I do, they would not be…) If they did not allow them to be, the only thing they’d be is glorified rent-a-cops.
So, I think much of the guessing and worrying about this is for no reason. Because it is not going to happen. Just chalk it up to one of Barry’s Promises to get elected. Which he will do and American will have to suffer for 4 to 8 years of Hyper-or Neo-Liberal rule. Thanks Bush!
I just love it when idiots shoot thier fucking mouths off, when they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.
For it’s worth, they’re talking about this stupidity here.
For the true record. I was NEVER, EVER, forced to remove a fucking thing at all, ever. In fact, I had the fucking image on my damn hosting server, for a damn week, because I had mistakenly thought I had deleted it and it was still there. Needless to say it was yanked.
I removed the posting AND image because of the idiotic fucking uppity liberals were ready to get the Government after me, and because of the fucking situation I am in, I just did not need the trouble.
So, to the asshole people over at the Flytalk Forum. I personally invite you to kiss my hairy white Libertarian ass.
That is all.
That I’m not posting as much.
Well, it’s because I’ve been doing a little something for extra money. I’m doing a thing called Pay to Surf. The place that I am using is called take the globe, you might have noticed the new banner up there. It’s not big money, couple of cents per site.
It’s something to do, besides it beats yammering on about politics all day long and it pays a little pocket change. If you sign up with them, by using my link or that banner up there. I get paid. Seeing I cannot get any donations, I’m doing this. Hint! Hint! 😉 😛 😆
anyhow, so, if you’re wondering that’s what I’m up to. Also, at this point, much of what is being blogged is really just either spin, opinion and stupdity.
So, back to money making I go. 😀
(Via and H/T to The New York Observer)
The Story comes via the New York Times, first a quote and then my thoughts:
Time Inc., the world’s largest magazine publisher, plans to cut 6 percent of its work force — more than 600 positions — and will revamp the organization in a way that could radically alter the culture at the company.
The company outlined the overhaul on Tuesday evening in a memorandum to employees after The New York Times revealed the cuts on its Web site. The layoffs will begin in about two weeks.
No magazines are scheduled to close, but some are likely to be severely cut back. Ann S. Moore, Time Inc.’s chairman and chief executive, was already planning an overhaul because of the upheavals in print media, but she was forced to speed up those efforts amid the financial crisis and looming recession.
Time Inc.’s 24 magazines in the United States and their Web sites will be organized into three divisions: news, which will include Fortune, Money, Time and Sports Illustrated; lifestyle titles, which include Real Simple, Cottage Living, Coastal Living and Southern Living, among others; and style and entertainment, which includes People, InStyle and Entertainment Weekly, which has suffered a severe downturn and is likely to be whittled down under the new structure.
Heads of the news and entertainment units will continue to report to John Huey, the editor in chief of Time Inc. The lifestyle unit, which may be run by Bill Shapiro, who has been development editor, will report to the business side of the company. Martha Nelson, who is editor of the People Group, will head the entertainment division.
Ms. Moore declined to be interviewed, but in an article published in The Times of London a little more than two weeks ago she said, “I don’t know if there will be layoffs.”
Unlike some of esteemed colleagues in the “Right of Center” Blogosphere who would take some sort of perverse pleasure in trashing this company, because of their political stance. I shall refrain from such petty nonsense. This is simply a sign of the times, the world is changing, print magazines are passé and very old hat. The digital revolution is now upon us. Publishers have a choice to either join the revolution or fight it. Fighting it can be costly decision, most have found a way to serve the digital crowd and keep their print customers happy; The New York Times being a perfect example. But there are those who fail to embrace the changing world around them.
Another factor is the economy, that dreaded thing called the Stock Market controls the way our economy operates. It is quite astounding to this writer, how that the actions of a few well-heeled financial tycoons can affect the way our economy operates. But such is the way the World I suppose.
We are living in a different world, one must decide to either embrace it or live a very backward existence.
Life is too damned short, and right now Dean Barnett’s family and friends are going through hell. I hope they are able to cope, and I am going to call my parents and tell them I love them and then hug my cat. I suggest you do the same thing with the ones you love. This whole racket is just way too short, and at times is a cruel hoax. Forty-one is just way too damned young.
At times, Life is a hoax and throws us a curve like this. If you read this John, thanks for the decency. I think everyone should be little more like this. It could only help our current political divisions. After all Politics is not our actual real lives. I mean, it is one thing to bitch and rant on a Blog about the politics of the day, but real life is another.
I mean, it is tough at times, we full time Bloggers, like John and I, we wrap ourselves into this so deeply. It does help sometimes to pull back from the laptop and take a inventory of what’s around you and take time to smell the roses.
Life is short, enjoy it, while it is here.