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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 July 2011
Various driveby media television networks ^ | 17 July 2011 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 07/17/2011 5:30:36 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!

The Talk Shows



July 17th, 2011

Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Herman Cain, GOP presidential candidate; Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Jack Lew, head of the White House budget office; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Jim DeMint, R-S.C.; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; David Cote, CEO of Honeywell International and member of the president’s deficit commission.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): Durbin and Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Lew; Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.

STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Lew; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.


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1 posted on 07/17/2011 5:30:40 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: acapesket; A.Hun; Aleya2Fairlie; aligncare; altura; Bernard; bray; cajungirl; Carley; CDB; ...
This is the Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread Ping List! If you want to be on it, reply to this post. If you want to be taken off, simply send me a FReepmail.
2 posted on 07/17/2011 5:31:55 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: All
C-SPAN Radio, available on the net also, click here, broadcasts all five Sunday talk shows starting at 12:00 noon Eastern, as follows:

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NBC's "Meet the Press"

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ABC's "This Week"

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM "Fox News Sunday"

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "Late Edition"

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"

Listen at the link above WHILE you FReep!

3 posted on 07/17/2011 5:32:49 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: All
Here are the email addresses or web pages for commenting to the weekend talk shows:

Meet the Press Meet the Press mailbox (web page for comments)

Face the Nation ftn@cbsnews.com

Fox News Sunday FNS@foxnews.com

ABC This Week thisweek@abc.com

CNN State of the Union CNN State of the Union (web page for comments)

4 posted on 07/17/2011 5:33:13 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: All; bray

“The Sunday Morning Bray”, by Bray!

Now about brotherly LOVE we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to LOVE each other. 1 Thes 4:9

You know it’s bad when the Secret Service changes your call sign to Lame Duck One! Unnamed sources inside the White House are reporting that President Stringbean’s re-election numbers are so bad that they are thinking Ron Paul could beat him and if Palin gets into the race they could lose the House and Senate in veto proof majorities. His fundraising numbers are at 38% of where they should be as his friends have lost his phone number. They were expecting to get a sizable bump out of the vilification of Repubs over the debt ceiling only to have it backfire on him and dropping his internals to new lows. This is why he went to the tried and true scaring granny that those evil Repubs were going to send her cans of dog food rather than SSI checks. This gamble may have come up snake eyes too as he dropped deeper into the morass among seniors.

We are now at the crossroads in the second Revolutionary War. This is George Washington crossing the Delaware surprising the Prussian Brigadiers in one of his first and finest victories of the war. It appears everyone except Benedict McConnell now understands the gravity of this battle. This is Capitalism against communism and America wants to throw the shackles of out of control tyranny off of their legs just as they did 235 years ago. Unlike those heroes led by General Washington our army has had a few victories over this Monarchy and has shoes to walk the 10 miles in the snow. They say you could find their trail at night by following the blood in the snow; our troops are simply used to being defeated by the impassable Establishmedia and their writers at the DNC, which brings the similarities.

George Washington had at that point had 6 years of defeats with no clear victories and many complete losses when his troops with no pants after Valley Forge needed a victory or the war and the dream of America was over. He then decided he would lead a surprise attack across the treacherous Delaware River on the Trenton German mercenaries, some of the finest troops in the war. Nobody thought a crossing of the river in the middle of winter was possible however one of his captains, Captain Bray said he could get it done and take the men across undetected in the ice covered river. He was an expert of the river and knew all the crossings bringing 25 boats from as far as 50 miles away with spies and soldiers watching the entire time then eventually taking 2500 men across the Delaware on Christmas Eve to attack the garrison for their first victory. This was the major turning point of the war as the British then knew not only did they not defeat the Americans but they were now beatable.

In wars the most unlikely person becomes a major hero as the wars progress. Captain Bray and eventually General Bray was one of the great patriots of the war who accomplished a miraculous task of taking those men across a river that would be instant death if they hit a piece of ice, flooded in a rapid or waterfall, tipped over or were discovered. He also brought the artillery and horses across without being detected a feat that has been compared to some of the greatest accomplishments in our history. He showed that one man can make a difference and you go to battle with the army you have not the one you wish you had then let them grow into their tasks.
We have leaders we have not the ones we wish we had but some of them are having a once in a lifetime battle to become heroes of the ages. We have an army that is used to losing and to be in a position to win is not what they are used to. We need a Captain Bray who is not afraid to risk his life and limb to the deadly rapids and rocks of the Delaware to take Washington’s army and cannons to the outskirts of Trenton. It was easy for Premier Hussain, Reid and Pelosi to laugh and mock the Tea Party when they were across the river looking in and now they are in the Oval Office with the cannons muskets pointed right at them. Now the unbeatable messiah is looking very beatable and wondering how that rag tag army of misfits and grandmas were able to get across the unnavigable river and force these jelly back politicians to stand and fight. We now need to keep them in the fight knowing that it is either victory or death of America.

This battle over the debt ceiling is the fight of the ages. Just like the battle of Trenton this one is becoming the fight of our lives. Both sides have their hands on the throats of the other and the one who survives this one will decide what type of Country we will be into the future. Our side has to realize this is exactly where we were when Obama arrived and GM was ready to declare bankruptcy. Rather than letting GM go under and reorganize their finances he came in and destroyed the capitalistic model replacing it with his house of cards by nationalizing it and turning the private ownership to the unions as well as destroying bondholder agreements. If he would have let it fall there would have been some pain but would have recovered in a matter of months before capitalism would have done what it does best which is filling the void with a new more efficient company. Since then it has been wasteful band aid after band aid leading us to where we are now. This is our Tea Party do over.

We have a dyed in the wool America hating communist against some patriots standing in the breach. They are taking fire from every direction but they have their cannons on the right side of the river firing volley after volley right into the confines of the tyrant’s headquarters. He became so desperate he had to threaten to cut off grandma from her Social InSecurity if the Revolutionaries don’t surrender. There is no surrender in this battle which means grandma is going to have to lead the fight and let him know his threats to her security are nothing more than another Stalinist thug tactic and not going to work this time. This is no longer a debate about the raising the Debt Ceiling, this is the Battle of Trenton.

Pray for America


5 posted on 07/17/2011 5:33:56 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: All

Morning Folks!

Thanks for the thread and ping AB.


6 posted on 07/17/2011 5:35:31 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: Alas Babylon!; bray

great post Bray!

Interesting, Rubio, Cain, Demint? Weren’t Mcain and Lindsey available?


7 posted on 07/17/2011 5:36:37 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Beware of the so called “Grand Bargain”. One thing it will do is set Obamacare in stone. It is a RINO/RAT coalition Plan. Another step away from the Constitution and twards Tyranny.


8 posted on 07/17/2011 5:37:15 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Must be the summer doldrums.

None of the line-up, except possibly Rubio, seem to be worth getting up early to watch.

9 posted on 07/17/2011 5:40:15 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Alas Babylon!
Morning AB and thanks once again for posting this thread as you so religiously do week after week.

Looks like Jack Lew is the sacrificial lamb this week. Could the administration be running out of suicide bombers to meet up with the DBM? One wonders.

10 posted on 07/17/2011 5:41:25 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Thanks for thread AB. Go USA today over Japan for women’s soccer World Cup.


11 posted on 07/17/2011 5:42:09 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: bray

I have just read a pamphlet written in 1976 about 1776, which gives great food for thought. John Adams wrote to Jefferson, years after the Declaration of Independence: “The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected... before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.” “The Revolution ... began as early as the first plantation in this country.”

And Benjamin Rush said in 1787: “the American war is over, but this is far from being the case with the American revolution. On the contrary, nothing but the first act of the great drama is closed.”

We are still part of this American revolution, and must realize that our view of ourselves as free people is the key. We must take back power from the oligarchs in DC - who are much more oppressive in our daily lives than George III and the Lords in England ever were in their time.


12 posted on 07/17/2011 5:44:35 AM PDT by maica ( Multiculturalism is the smiley face of totalitarianism.)
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To: bray

Hey bray why can’t you get a job teaching the RNC what to say when and how. They are minor leaguers compared to your posts here each and every week. Way to go.


13 posted on 07/17/2011 5:45:05 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Well, other than RAT-bags Durbin, Van Hollen, and Grahamnesty it doesn’t look like too bad of a “collective” line-up.

Of course, it’s likely to be a GOP bash-fest by the collectivists.


14 posted on 07/17/2011 5:48:06 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: rodguy911

Bump


15 posted on 07/17/2011 5:49:55 AM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Linda is always available. She's on CNN this week. McLame is busy this morning putting up Obama ‘12 posters.
16 posted on 07/17/2011 5:50:15 AM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Never give up hope [if you are a Dem].

After watching Mitchell and his give-Obama-everything plan this week, recalling the lame-duck Congressional session of late 2010 that gave embattled, weak Obama much of what he wanted, and recalling the 1996 Clinton re-election, we are reminded that the Pubbies still have plenty of time to pull defeat out of the jaws of victory.

Pubbies are expert at that.

==

Mitchell's plan to give Obama authority over the debt ceiling? Talk about unintended consequences and precedent that kind of legislation would set! If they did that, we don't even need a Congress.
17 posted on 07/17/2011 5:51:10 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: screaminsunshine

The ‘grand bargain’ would be 2000+ pages of crapola that, quoting Nancy P, ‘Congress would need to pass so they could find out what is in it.’

Dems are good at presenting those multi-thousand page bills just for that express purpose — they can load it with all kinds of gotcha’s that won’t surface until months later.


18 posted on 07/17/2011 5:53:51 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: maica; bray
"There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not,
if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh
- get first all the people's money,
then their lands,
and then make them and their children servants forever.

It will be said that we do not propose to establish kings.
I know it. But there is a natural inclination in mankind
to kingly government. ....

I am apprehensive - therefore - perhaps too apprehensive -
that the government of these States may in future times
end in a monarchy [not called a monarchy
but an executive with monarchial powers].

But this catastrophe, I think, may long be delayed,
if in our proposed system we do not sow the seeds
of contention, faction and tumult, by making
our posts of honor places of profit.
If we do, I fear that, though we employ at first a number
and not a single person, the number will in time
be set aside, it will only nourish the fetus of a king
... and a king will the sooner be set over us."

-- Benjamin Franklin

19 posted on 07/17/2011 5:58:32 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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20 posted on 07/17/2011 5:58:44 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: screaminsunshine; All
A lot of us have called for no increases in the debt ceiling.I have been among those who called for such.

Problem is when you analyze what that truly entails it brings a whole bunch of other realities into play.

Here is an example of how things would have to be cut in order to get to a balanced budget.

My figures assume a 3.5 trillion current proposed budget with 2.2 trillion in revenues. It's an F2010 doc from

http://stuffedsuits.com

I could have used almost anything, anywhere. They are all roughly the same and the concept of what has to be cut is the same.

Could you use different cuts? Of course. But the outcome is the same--massive budget cuts are necessary to balance the budget without any debt ceiling increases.

Here is a sample budget of what cuts would be necessary for a balanced budget:

You need to get to 1.3 trillion in cuts to balance the budget:

1. Social security--cut 100 billion(you don't have to cut it but the money has to come from some where else)

2. Medicare--cut 200 billion(same story as above)

3.Unemployment Insurance--other, entitlements--350 billion

4. Defense--Cut--300 billion (once again the cuts have to come from some where)

5.Non-defense--discretionary--300 billion

6. discretionary one-time items--50 billion.

That gets you to 1.3 trillion in one year.

It also probably gets zero reelected since the DBM would have enough to cry about,we would be demonized nonstop forever, for at least a year.

21 posted on 07/17/2011 5:58:58 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: maica

Very well said!

Everyone should ponder your words.


22 posted on 07/17/2011 5:59:07 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!
He became so desperate he had to threaten to cut off grandma from her Social InSecurity if the Revolutionaries don’t surrender. There is no surrender in this battle which means grandma is going to have to lead the fight and let him know his threats to her security are nothing more than another Stalinist thug tactic and not going to work this time. This is no longer a debate about the raising the Debt Ceiling, this is the Battle of Trenton.

Good morning, Bray. Here is an excerpt fron an article by Mark Steyn on Obama's threat to cut off grandma.

When the 44th president took office, he made a decision that it was time for the already unsustainable levels of government spending finally to break the bounds of reality and frolic and gambol in the magical fairy kingdom of Spendaholica: This year, the federal government borrows 43 cents of every dollar it spends, a ratio that is unprecedented. Barack Obama would like this to be, as they say, “the new normal” — at least until that 43 cents creeps up a nickel or so, and the United States government is spending twice as much as it takes in, year in, year out, now and forever. If the Republicans refuse to go along with that, well, then the negotiations will collapse and, as he told Scott Pelley on CBS the other night, Gran’ma gets it. That monthly Social Security check? Fuhgeddabouddit. “I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue,” declared the president. “Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.”

But hang on. I thought the Social Security checks came out of the famous “Social Security trust fund,” whose “trustees” assure us there’s currently $2.6 trillion in there. Which should be enough for the August 3rd check run, shouldn’t it? Golly, to listen to the president, you’d almost get the impression that, by the time you saw the padlock off the old Social Security lockbox, there’s nothing in there but a yellowing IOU and a couple of moths. Indeed, to listen to Obama, one might easily conclude that the whole rotten, stinking edifice of federal government is an accounting trick. And that can’t possibly be so, can it?"

23 posted on 07/17/2011 6:03:21 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar
I liked this quote from the same article:

Meanwhile, the World’s Greatest Orator bemoans the “intransigence” of Republicans. Okay, what’s your plan? Give us one actual program you’re willing to cut, right now. Oh, don’t worry, says Barack Obluffer. To demonstrate how serious he is, he’s offered to put on the table for fiscal year 2012 spending cuts of (stand well back now) $2 billion. That would be a lot in, say, Iceland or even Australia. Once upon a time it would have been a lot even in Washington. But today $2 billion is what the Brokest Nation in History borrows every ten hours. In other words, in less time than he spends sitting across the table negotiating his $2 billion cut, he’s already borrowed it all back. A negotiation with Obama is literally not worth the time.

24 posted on 07/17/2011 6:06:45 AM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: kabar; Alas Babylon!; maica; bray
One problem is that the two sides of the struggle
are not playing by the same rules. The law and IRS
do not even apply to the DNC and its politicians.



"Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people.
It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."

        John Adams


25 posted on 07/17/2011 6:08:55 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: kabar
This debt ceiling problem is no easy solution.

Zero has played us like a fiddle. First he bumps up spending 60% since he was selected,than he waits until the very last possible minute, declares a debt ceiling agreement is another emergency and than tells us don't dare disagree with me or there will be hell to pay.

Sounds more like a dictator than potus to me.

Either way the commies play this stuff all too well.

Makes me constantly wonder who loads the teleprompter since you know zero does not have the intellect/stones for that.

26 posted on 07/17/2011 6:09:49 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Alas Babylon!

You know it’s bad when the Secret Service changes your call sign to Lame Duck One! Unnamed sources inside the White House are reporting that President Stringbean’s re-election numbers are so bad that they are thinking Ron Paul could beat him and if Palin gets into the race they could lose the House and Senate in veto proof majorities. His fundraising numbers are at 38% of where they should be as his friends have lost his phone number. They were expecting to get a sizable bump out of the vilification of Repubs over the debt ceiling only to have it backfire on him and dropping his internals to new lows.


Is this true?

Thanks, Bray...very positive today...we really have to keep our heads up, pray non-ceasing...have REAL hope and move forward.

Debt ceiling is complicated yet simple...not sure who to believe on raising it or not. EPA, NEA, Dept of Energy all should be nixed, but we can’t do that while the Great Commie Dictator is there.

Also, an angry, vengeful, dictator with the EPA and other agencies at his disposal is a very dangerous situation...not the average “lame duck” does this president make...


27 posted on 07/17/2011 6:16:56 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: rodguy911
If we had real journalists to challenge the lies Obama tells, we could have a more balanced discussion of our economic predicament.
28 posted on 07/17/2011 6:18:34 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Alas Babylon!

Good Morning, AB, ALL….

As always AB, thank you for doing this thread.

Beautiful weather here in the swamps of Delaware. They complain about the humidity and insert smile here. These people have obviously never lived in Baltimore, King City of all humidity that the swamps can’t even hope to compete.

So ….been busy last week, very busy. Past Sunday night I attended a little meeting of all of the EDC (Electoral District Committeemember) of my area for the Republican party. Don’t know how the GOP works in yon readers’ area, but here in the swamps, each “electoral district”...which is the place where you vote and includes everyone who votes there...has one elected county committee member. Then there is the RDC(representative district committeemember), which is the area covered by the county representative. Then there is the executive board, the Chair, Co-Chair, sec, treas….like that, who are elected by the EDC’s and RDC’s.

You must be appointed to become an EDC and the EDC’s in turn elect the RDC. The EDC, after nomination by the local guys (that was at my Sunday night meeting of the RDC and all the EDCs assigned to him or her) is then nominated at the county wide meeting. And I was nominated at the Monday night meeting. After one month, all of the nominees at the prior meeting are then voted in (gotta wait a month, that’s the rules.)

I had to stand up before both bodies and tell of my “qualifications” and experience, which is pretty minimal except, heh, I do post a lot on Freerepublic, which I did say….insert another smile here.

Seriously, I have worked the GOP office in nearby Georgetown and have in various ways been involved with the Sussex county GOP. I am quite qualified is what I’m saying here but go with me, it’s pretty easy to be elected in that volunteers are precious as with most organizations.

But I got a real good story about this will make you cry….later in the thread.

Anyway, bear with me, this is all BIG changes since when I first moved to Delaware and when Mike Castle controlled the GOP pretty much. The monthly meetings never had the voting people cordoned off so they could properly vote on motions. In fact, none of the so-called EDC’s even showed up and I, as active as I once was, didn’t even know there was such a setup.

The Sussex chair, a nice guy who I once admired, just ran the meetings, intro’d some elected guys….ladida, ladida. Mike Castle paid for the Georgetown GOP office and pretty much whatever Mike Castle wanted Mike Castle got.

After the debacle of an election last year, when our own GOP turned against our duly elected candidate, Christine O’Donnell, the Sussex county GOP revolted and for these past six months it’s been a roller coaster.

We’ve managed to get state chair Tom Ross outta there. We got the Sussex chair, a guy I once so like and with whom I spent many hours sitting in the dust-mote filled air of the local GOP office discussing politics...turned out to be a low down dirty traitor GOP Blue Blood Ruling Class.

We were sick and tired of Mike Castle and we voted him out in the primary. Hooboy, they really hated that. Most of the animosity directed at the candidate we legally elected in the primary was by, not the Democrats, but by our own local GOP Blue Blood Ruling class. The trashed her like they’ve done to a Democrat that they reach across the aisle to with perfectly coiffed head hairs and polished nails.

And they also trashed us, the local Sussex heathans, who dared to vote down their guy Castle….and Karl Rove was right in the midst of all this, just to remind.

Still these local people soldiered on, even when I gave up so I take little credit for this most magnificent revolution. I was their scribe and they loved me for that cause I can get the reader riled if of a mind. We had secret email lists and some public local political lists and there I was, typing away, I know y’all find that hard to believe.

They betrayed us and clung like pit bulls to their power. They had spies sign up to our email lists and brought in vicious parliamentarians. They gave interviews to the local liberal rags calling us awful names, accusing us of screaming like monkeys during meetings.

The Blue Bloods told us...go on, change the rules if you want. We had some issues with how the rules were so restrictive and damn, they were written in the 70’s. Hell we couldn’t even find them but we kept nagging.

But the local citizens didn’t back off. They met on many nights, writing and re-writing the rules, getting them passed, recruiting new EDC’s (over 90% of these positions were not even filled) and insuring they showed up to get everything done proper.

Guys, it was a thing of beauty and while I often threw in the proverbial towel...WE WON!

Last week’s monthly GOP meeting was truly a thing of beauty, like nothing I’d ever seen before and I’d attended many of those meeting.

Our new Chair is a fellow named Glen Urquhart, the guy who ran for Mike Castle’s seat in the House when Castle was running for Senator. Urquhart ran right along with Christine O’Donnell and lost by the same margin though Karl Rove will tell you that O’Donnell was a lousy candidate and that’s why she lost. Not true as Urquhart was a great candidate and he lost too as the Blue Blood GOP worked against both of these people, snotty, snooty, in your face, know better than us heathens nothing burgers they just wanting to be cool and with the in-crowd. This as they join the Democrat party in destroying our nation.

Our new co-chair was the Sussex county campaign chair for the O’Donnell campaign.

The voting members….FIVE ROWS OF THEM when maybe one or two showed up before, passed motions proper, Urquhart led the meeting.

I cried, folks. I almost sobbed tears of joy. THEY DID IT! Oh how they suffered. But THEY DID IT! You would have been proud.

More later as I’ve occupied your time enough, but there’s more….sure to make you cry.

My take on the Emmys announced this week, on a lighter note.

http://www.themortonreport.com/entertainment/television/a-tv-pundits-view-of-the-2011-emmy-nominations-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/


29 posted on 07/17/2011 6:19:41 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Van Hollen - never met a tax hike he didn’t like. Same old blah blah blah.


30 posted on 07/17/2011 6:20:56 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: TomGuy

Yup, Wallace is back, looking all souped up.

Rep Jim Jordan and screaming partisan Van Hollen up first.

Jordan talking Cut Cap and Balance..common sense stuff. Van Hollen immediately LHAO to protect the socialist infrastructure.

Wallace asks about Aug 2 deadline. Says Van Hollen is referring to balancing the budget as “dangerous.”


31 posted on 07/17/2011 6:21:05 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: kabar

Not only is there supposed to be a trust fund but they take 15% of our wages every month in SSI and another 7% in Medicare. Why can’t they use that money to pay granny?

Pray for America


32 posted on 07/17/2011 6:25:55 AM PDT by bray (Palin is the DC Nightmare)
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To: Alas Babylon!; All

Misogynist and RomneyBOT Chris Wallace returns to FOX.
Instead of a warning label, Wallace begins by saying he/FOX are
“fair and balanced”.

On the horrible economy:
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio is clear.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md makes false statements
about what might happen in his dire fantasy.
He even claims Republicans are “dangerous” for wanting
to balance the budget.

Wallace says he will give Jordan a chance to respond
but then interupts when the discussion is going.

Wallace then pushes for the McConnell plan “B”
but neither side seems to want McConnell
and Obama’s private deal.

Wallace then pushes for the McConnell plan “B” again.
Will they vote for it? (FOX shows its bias as it reads off
of its script).

Wallace then says “Let’s stay on the McConnell plan “B”.
Neither side is interested.

Wallace pushes for the McConnell plan “B”.
He cannot believe it “won’t pass the House”.
They are not interested.

So, Wallace pushes for the McConnell plan “B”.
To each by name, he pushes it again.

FOX News: Wallace is back and ‘on script’.
FOX “News”: Biased for Obama, Soros, and Romney.
SSDD.


33 posted on 07/17/2011 6:26:17 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Jordan says McConnell plan DOA in House.

Cut Cap and Balance is the GOP plan and only plan out there.

Hussein and the RATs have offered no plan.

Van Hollen spewing the RATpoints: Republicans refuse to close corporate loopholes, won’t tax the rich...boo hoo hoo.


34 posted on 07/17/2011 6:26:23 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: kabar

They (the MSM) sold what was left of their miserable souls to Obie for access.


35 posted on 07/17/2011 6:27:33 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: MustKnowHistory

On Tuesday, Cantor provided details at the White House negotiating session about savings identified in the May-June bipartisan budget talks.
Obama has no plan as evidenced by this quote:

“Then Cantor asked Obama for details of the president’s plan. Obama reportedly said he shared his plan with Boehner and that Cantor should let Boehner talk. Boehner, though, was unaware of such details. White House spokesman Jay Carney won’t discuss what he calls “stuff that’s happening in the negotiating room.”

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/07/17/2460111/debt-talks-will-shape-nation-and.html#ixzz1SMrWGpmB


36 posted on 07/17/2011 6:29:56 AM PDT by csmusaret (If abortion is a choice, let the fetus decide.)
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To: rodguy911

You summed it up well! as usual.

Demint trying his best...but Durbin and the Dems lie and lie.

Here we go.....Its’s BUSH’S FAULT!!


37 posted on 07/17/2011 6:31:34 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: rodguy911

You know RG....first, thank you for that bit of wisdom. I know you’re right and believe it not, even the rest of us boobs out here in la-la know you’re right. Hell, even my son-in-law knows you’re right though he does think big corporate jet owners should pay more taxes when all he has is a car that doesn’t go over 43 mph and you must enter by climbing through the passenger window.

We understand that the big ticket expense items are....well, the big ticket expense items. We get this out here where mortgages routinely eat up 60% up our incomes.

SS recipients have already NOT received COLA raises two years in a row and there’s been little rioting in wheelchairs over this. Still and so, it didn’t match the requirements for a raise and so be it.

But we’ve got the EPA, we’ve got everyone in the WH getting some 60% wage increase, we got farmers getting paid for growing nothing, we’ve got pet projects for all the congress critters....THAT’S what the American people want looked at and seriously considered for reduction. I mean Obamer goes on about sacrifice, damn, that includes HE AND HIS BUDDIES!

You think?

Maybe we can’t draw pretty pictures of pies but we know there’s gazillions in waste and we don’t want to hear....”well cutting this won’t help.”

This “sacrificing” applies to everyone.

I mean, I’m part of a couple having serious economic issues. We sit and decide what has to be cut and we decide to keep the old clunker a few more years for lack of funds/to better save. Only I decide, hey, I should get that little fur coat cause, hell, it’s not like the cost of the coat will matter much in the larger theme of things.

So I should get my fur coat and husband should smile, right?

It don’t work that way.


38 posted on 07/17/2011 6:31:42 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Jordan referring to alleged spending cuts in the “out years” in exchange for tax increases now is the old “Lucy and Charlie Brown with the football” the American People aren’t falling for it.

Wallace just asked VH about Obama increasing the debt by 35%...VH spins vigorously.

Wallace, Rep Jordan indicates that the world won’t end on Aug 2nd if the debt ceiling isn’t raised.

“We have to do something however because they may lower the bond rating whether we increase the debt ceiling or not”

Jordan: “49 of 50 states have balanced budget amendment”

VH: “This will hurt every man woman and child in America”

Wallace loses control of debate, ends segment saying they are shaking hands off camera.


39 posted on 07/17/2011 6:33:35 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Thanks for the thread, AB!
ABC with Christiane and John Kyl, Kyl says Repub leaders have made it clear if all else fails.....we won’t put govt in default - mcconnell plan will be a go.

Christiane says poll after poll says Americans want a balanced approach to budget: spending cuts, and tax increases. John Kyl disagrees and quotes a poll.

Kyl pulls out a chart showing the increase in spending over time (under obama/dems). Spending is the problem.

Repub’s won’t make a deal with the president saying he’d be willing to “look at” cuts in the future (not now).

Raising taxes in a weak economy is the last thing we should do.


40 posted on 07/17/2011 6:33:50 AM PDT by Girlene (What did the fish say when he hit a concrete wall? Dam.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Terrible interview by Wallace. Instead of letting Jordan talk, he had to direct the conversation regardless of the crap spewed by Van Hollen. It was really two against one with Wallace giving more airtime to Van Hollen who gave the usual Dem talking points about Medicare, Medicaid, and SS. The bottomline is that the Dems have not produced a budget in over two years.


41 posted on 07/17/2011 6:35:14 AM PDT by kabar
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Herman Cain up on FNS.


42 posted on 07/17/2011 6:35:58 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: kabar

Absolutely you have to translate everything the DBM says.


43 posted on 07/17/2011 6:35:57 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: From The Deer Stand

I think of Van Holland as Merryland’s Chuckie Schumer.

Same smirk, same mindles reiteration of talking points, same love of the camera.


44 posted on 07/17/2011 6:37:29 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
I wish every Republican going on TV would take this chart with them.....


45 posted on 07/17/2011 6:39:14 AM PDT by csmusaret (If abortion is a choice, let the fetus decide.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Thanks,its a tough job what Demint and the rest are trying. There really is no good way out of the huge mess the dem/rats have made. They have nerve trying to blame it all on GW.


46 posted on 07/17/2011 6:39:43 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: csmusaret

tHANKS...!

I WILL DO THAT!


47 posted on 07/17/2011 6:42:37 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: kabar

True enough, there is no reason for Van Hollen to even be there.

Herman Cain getting plenty of time to espouse solid conservative principles. Talking islam as a combination of church and state.

Wallace trying to defend muslims with First Amendment.


48 posted on 07/17/2011 6:43:21 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: rodguy911

I wish they could slam them back harder rather than use intelligent responses..ha. The intellectual, reasoned response just doesn’t work well with the populace.
call me cynical..ha.

NOW they are attacking Fox News with the Murdoch scandal..yeah, change the topic from the Debt....

YEA! kasich brings it back to the topic of debt!~!Go Kasich!!!!


49 posted on 07/17/2011 6:45:03 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Alas Babylon!; All

ON McCONNELL “B”
RomneyBOT Chris Wallace (FOX) dares to purport
that the world will end if the McConnell plan “B”
is not accepted. Mayhem breaks out.
So, Wallace decides to interrupt and claims it is now
“settled” with a “deal”, and goes to commercial.

Wallace pushed two non-willing Congressmen
for the McConnell plan “B” they did not want
over one dozen times. Over and over.

On The incredible, conservative Candidate Herman Cain:
Wallace interviews Herman Cain, GOP presidential candidate.
Wallace tries to demean him telling him he is
not listening to two “experts”. Cain corrects
the wacko Wallace. Wallace returns to his put downs
and leans on an “expert” to show the world will
end unless all bow down to Obama and McConnell’s plan “B”.
Cain corrects the wacko Wallace, but Wallace interrupts.
Cain points out that some agencies will be decreased by
40%, others more, and others less. Since it is spot on,
Wallace changes the subject.

Cain tries to explain dynamic and static analysis of
control of the economic sector to someone who probably
has trouble with change in the supermarket, so
Wallace changes the subject, again relying on absolutes.

Again, Cain explains the importance of small businesses
to the FOX RomneyBOT.
Cain explains the class warfare launched by the DNC.
So, Wallace changes the subject to mosques in America.
Cain explains Islam which merges “church and state”
and Sharia law. Wallace interrupts and says
that Cain will not allow Moslems to pray.
Cain talks about Sharia. Wallace interrupts
and switches to the Palestinians, and Hamas, and
Wallace infers Sharia is already adopted in America.

Cain defends the community against Sharia law,
and says it is going to SCOTUS, so Wallace interrupts.


50 posted on 07/17/2011 6:45:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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