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  • Almost a quarter of Republicans think Obama 'may be the Antichrist' as 14 states sue...

    03/25/2010 7:06:49 AM PDT · 46 of 51
    bpjam to TaxPayer2000

    In what Universe does a remotely reputable pollster put the words ‘Anti-Christ’ into a poll question???

    Did they ever ask how many Demcracts thought Bush was worse than Bid Laden? Pretty sure you could have broken 50% back in 2004. Of course, 50% of all voters thought we were in a recession from 2004 until 2008 (which, curiously, is when the recession ACTUALLY started).

    Pollsters are propagandists is WAAAYYYY to many cases. They should be treated like party apparatchiks and dismissed out of hand when they say crazy things like this.

  • Grassroots Nevada Presents Ann Coulter as Keynote Speaker/Plus Welcomes the Tea Party Express Tour

    03/13/2010 9:50:30 AM PST · 38 of 52
    bpjam to Syncro

    I am SOOOOOOO there!!!!!!

    Ann Coulter in Las Vegas out in the open???? Are you kidding me? It’s gonna be a total blowout event. Harry Reid is going to be sh!tting his pants.

    Oh, and his eldest (lookalike) son Rory who is trying to become Governor on Harry’s coattails has got to be sh!tting himself as well. Bad year to be named “Reid” on a ballot in Nevada.... Sucks to be YOU Harry! Cuz so far is has sucked to be a Nevadan! You deserve every bad thing that happens to you. Enjoy your millionaire retirement at our expense and please don’t bother to ever appear in public telling us what we should think or believe again. (douchebag!!!!)

    (Sorry, I just hate this f’ing guy because he is such a crook but because Nevada is such a small state he has the people who WOULD prosecute him tied up that he will escape punishment for his crimes - think Tom Daschle as being the exact and perfect example of Harry’s future - rich but unindicted).

  • (GA) Lawmakers Consider Ending Pill Mills (by instituting Big Brother laws)

    03/12/2010 6:24:48 AM PST · 6 of 12
    bpjam to FreedomPoster

    And they will take my painkillers from my cold dead hands.... (and my proscuitto...mmmmmm).

  • To MBA or not to MBA, that is MY question to YOU. (VANITY)

    02/07/2010 10:32:35 AM PST · 25 of 43
    bpjam to MikeWUSAF

    Think of this as if you ALREADY HAD an MBA. Do a cost/benefit analysis.

    This is what we did with our son when he entered Wharton.

    Calculate what it will cost you do to this. Calculate what you will be expecting to increase in earnings over a 5 year period AFTER you graduate (you can get data from a variety of sources including the schools themselves and other MBA candidates). Decide whether there is somebody out there who will pay for you to get your MBA in exchange for some well-paid indentured servitude.

    Then, you come up with the best option. Part of that option is your own personality and your goals. YOU are the biggest factor in this. Do you have an idea of what you want to DO with an MBA? Do you have a plan already? Are you doing this just as a resume enhancement or because ‘it’s the next thing to do’?

    And an MBA from a place with a specific reputation makes a big, big, big difference in what kind of job you get offered. If you are starting your second year in an MBA program and you aren’t already getting offers, something is wrong.

    In our own case, our son had an offer to pay for a Harvard MBA with a 3 yr contract at $125K. Despite the $150K price, he decided to go to Wharton and become a free agent. He not only matched his salary at a bigger company (not Wall Street, which is a $$$$$ only decision), stock options and a future of advancement in something interesting. And within 5 years he will have paid back his entire MBA costs and still be at those high end salary ranges.

    It’s equal parts calculation and ambition/planning. Decide WHAT you want this for and that will rule out the bad options right away.

    Hope this helps. This is a very exciting point in life. But be prepared for a whole lot of math....

  • McGlowan to enter north Miss. congressional race

    02/06/2010 9:38:50 PM PST · 4 of 64
    bpjam to MHGinTN

    fo shizzle.

  • MSM Leaping to Conclusions (O'Keefe Arrest)

    01/28/2010 7:39:11 AM PST · 28 of 29
    bpjam to gaijin

    Saul Alinsky: “Always accuse the other side of doing the thing YOU are about to do..”


    Sounds like the practically Biblical saying “Thy sins speak loudly in accusation” (ie. you accuse others of committing the sins you commit - mostly because you know how damning they are and how damning they would be if exposed. It’s now called ‘projection’ in psychobabble)

  • MSM Leaping to Conclusions (O'Keefe Arrest)

    01/27/2010 6:46:56 PM PST · 25 of 29
    bpjam to Balding_Eagle

    Very important distinction legally if they were wearing actual uniforms from a phone company or just something that ‘looked like’ a phone company employee. I’m betting that the totally bogus looking outfits is what tipped off the Senators staffers who called building security.

    But even so, the charges being talked about are only remotely valid IF these two halloween outfitted guys were ACTUALLY planning and had the ability and tools to actually tap the phone lines of the Senator. If they simply had tool bags with pliers, screwdrivers and ratchet sets, then this is obviously a prank. And proving intent requires proving an ability to at least plausibly achieve the FELONY ACT. It’s the reason we don’t arrest terrorist planners until they actually get their plan together and buy the weapons. You can’t make charges stick just because somebody ‘wants to’ or ‘talked about’ committing a crime.

    Watch the US Attorney try for a ‘conspiracy’ charge instead since that would be way, way, way easier to make stand up - conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor offense.

    If these amateurs dressed up as cops or Federal employees of any type, this would be an automatic felony charge. But they didn’t.

    Just like Fraud - you have to prove that there were actually a fraudulent act performed in order to prosecute it. You can’t simply claim that somebody was a liar and ‘could’ have committed a fraud if they had wanted to.

  • MSM Leaping to Conclusions (O'Keefe Arrest)

    01/27/2010 5:54:14 PM PST · 20 of 29
    bpjam to GVnana

    As somebody who was fairly intimately familiar with this exactly situation and how you would do it if you were actually going to do it.....

    There is virtually no chance these amateurs were going to ‘wiretap’ anything. If you’ve ever seen a Federal building PBX closet, you’d know that unless you actually DID work for the phone company at one point and you actually had the correct equipment (like one of those oversized orange handset looking things which alligator clips on it). For even an office the size of Landreiu, there could be a dozen phone lines alone and all the other lines on that floor will probably be in the same box because they were wired decades ago.

    The only way to find the Senators actual phone lines if you were actually going to the PBX would be to attach your handset onto random lines and listen to them to hear if the conversations were coming from her office. Or you would have to originate a tone from the phone company on the offending main line and then tap that one (which would require actual phone company employees).

    On this completely unworkable notion that these four kids are going to be charged with felon entrance into a Federal bldg by false pretense has one gigantic hole in it. You HAVE TO BE INTENT ON COMMITTING A FELONY for this charge to be filed. The affi filed by the FBI agent does not indicate that any of the subjects actually confessed to INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY (as in actual wiretapping).

    People who are strippers who pretend to be delivery guys and enter a Federal building only to start stripping and grinding on some unsuspecting birthday girl in a Federal office are no more guilty of this charge. The strippers don’t tell the security guards that they are strippers when they pass through the metal detectors. But they aren’t FELONs and they don’t face 10 years and/or $250,000 in fines.

    There is NO WAY IN HELL these charges even make it to a trial. There could be some manufactured misdeamenor charges possible since anything you do on Federal property is a crime if the FBI doesn’t like you (you might beat the rap with a jury but they can torture you until you do).

    O’Keefe needs to spend a little more time speaking to actual private investigators and maybe some former FBI agents who did public corruption. There are plenty of ways to have documented this without having gotten close to the line legally.

  • Reid: It Was A Waste Of Time Dealing With Olympia Snowe

    01/14/2010 6:01:30 AM PST · 75 of 75
    bpjam to Servant of the Cross

    maybe a $100M or $300M bribe would have done the trick....

  • Coup in Iran?-Coordination Center for National Iranian Armed Resistance Forces Declares Existence.

    12/29/2009 3:31:37 PM PST · 183 of 217
    bpjam to FARS

    and if the Mullahs can prove they are brutal enough to repress their OWN citizens....their proxy jihadis in Yemen will be emboldened to help topple surrounding countries to expand the one country in the Middle East who doesn’t fit in with the others.

    I pray to God that Bush started some covert direct measures which we aren’t going to know about publicly but are in the works now helping the resistance. I pray.

    And then I pray that The Messiah doesn’t gut the program and make the CIA go all Church Commission on us again.

  • Las Vegas Woman Victim of Foreclosure Mistake

    12/22/2009 6:09:12 PM PST · 52 of 52
    bpjam to Tom Hawks

    Rick and Teri Brenkus have LOTS of insurance (as mandated by Nevada law as a real estate brokerage). This woman can sue them and be just fine aside from getting her baby pictures back.

    There are a lot of realtors in Las Vegas who are laughing their @sses off that the Brenkus’ are the ones who did this since they are about as hands-off as you can get and still be in the real estate business. They put their name on everything done in their company but they never touch anything themselves. Maybe a little personal attention would have avoided them this next huge judgement against them.

  • Ensign, DeMint to Force Vote on Health Care Bill Unconstitutionality

    12/22/2009 12:02:39 PM PST · 29 of 45
    bpjam to divine_moment_of_facts; All

    Just so everybody outside of Nevada knows, Harry Reid is basically threatening John Ensign with a protracted and unfavorable Senate Ethics Committee (oxymoron alert!!!!) outcome on his affair if Ensign openly tries to sabotage the Reid/Pelosi/Obama/FDR/Marx healthcare bill.

    Reid isn’t taking any chances. He either buys you or blackmails you. That is the reason he is still in office. But the voters in Nevada right now don’t get paid off by Reid so its the only place he can’t put money in the place of loyalty. While the unions and outside groups will be spending $10M+ next year (which buys pretty much every prime-time commercial in a state this size), Reid has absolutely no connection to the actual people of Nevada.

    And considering that 72% of Nevadans have moved to Nevada in the last 15 years, they have no idea of his hokey story about being from humble beginnings and having somehow been a great asset to Nevada over the years. But Harry does have 3 sons (and 1 son-in-law) who are all lawyers in Las Vegas and their firms represent the largest business interests in the State of Nevada. Don’t expect any Nevada interest groups or businesses to come out against him. But the people themselves are pissed off big time.

  • Setting up a corp or 2. LLC or S in WY,NV or FL??

    12/15/2009 8:47:19 PM PST · 10 of 17
    bpjam to Frantzie
    But an LLC in New Mexico doesn’t require any personal information about the owner to be public - period. The atty filing the LLC is the ‘registered agent’ and nothing else gets filed. You could literally sell your LLC to somebody else by signing it over on a piece of paper and nobody including the attorney who created it would know.

    Total anonimity. Otherwise, NV is easier to deal with.

  • The Mystery of Harry Reid

    12/08/2009 6:07:22 PM PST · 35 of 36
    bpjam to what's up

    ,,,think of Tom Daschle without the sparkling personality.

  • The Mystery of Harry Reid

    12/08/2009 4:40:07 PM PST · 31 of 36
    bpjam to Syncro

    As somebody who has seen Las Vegas/Nevada politics up close, my only answer would be:

    A venal personality, ruthlessness, blackmail and a willingness to say anything to avoid having to lose.

    Harry is unlikable even to his ‘friends’ (of which he actually has very few). His willingness to punish those who don’t support him or those who might seek to threaten his reign are almost legendary.

    He also has three adult sons - all lawyer/lobbyists. He has groomed the oldest one who will be on the ticket as the Dem Gov Nominee in Nov right alongside dear ol’ dad.

    He has bribed, blackmailed or simply promised to bribe or blackmail every friend and every friend of his opponents. There are lots of prominent Republicans who will not publicly stand up against him because if he wins Harry will use his position to kill their businesses. But if you are willing to play ball he is willing to hand you government largess to betray what other principles you have (or...had).

    Kill two Reids with one ballot - like shooting fish in a barrel.

  • Tiger Talks Chevron World Challenge

    12/06/2009 1:58:55 PM PST · 9 of 31
    bpjam to mdittmar

    The guy couldn’t even make an appearance to hand the trophy/whatever to the winner???? That is just adding to the douche-baggery smell of this whole past week.

    The one thing I liked about Tiger (don’t care about golf) was how well he was managing all the various demands he gets and how professionally he conducted himself as a business person at that age. Of course, I’m absolutely 100% against cheating on your wife with club-skanks, too.

  • E-Mail Fracas Shows Peril of Trying to Spin Science

    12/01/2009 2:47:21 PM PST · 22 of 23
    bpjam to ricks_place

    This is like Piltdown Man but on STEROIDS!!!! And with the hundreds of trillions of $$$$ on the line!!!!

    And yet none of the media want to admit that they were duped??? At least the media were happy to blame the one screwy bastard who created Piltdown Man. In this case, their religions won’t let them.

  • Russian train crash kills 25, terrorism suspected

    11/28/2009 9:28:07 AM PST · 23 of 29
    bpjam to Free ThinkerNY

    when DONT the Russians(ie. Putin) blame everything on ‘terrorists’???

    If the power goes out in Moscow, they blame the Chechyans just to keep the Putin Youth riled up and keep his seat warm at the Kremlin (careful, Dmitri, you are only sitting in Vlads chair until he takes it back in 2010).

  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain's Senate voting record improves (it's an election year)

    11/28/2009 9:23:50 AM PST · 19 of 19
    bpjam to rabscuttle385

    Every 5th year, McCain votes WITH the conservatives.

    You just have to pray that whatever is important happens in that 5th year.

    I’d rather be in a foxhole with JD Hayworth than McCain. And I suspect the rest of the people in AZ are going to be feeling that way in the next year.

  • Clubbing Our Seals

    11/28/2009 9:20:31 AM PST · 16 of 19
    bpjam to raptor22; All

    Is this not some payback from the Pentagon brass for that ‘mishap’ off Somalia where the Seals waxed three hajis instead of waiting for Richard Holbrooke to show up and ‘negotiate’ a solution (presuming, of course, that the American boat Capt didn’t get killed in the meantime...)???

    It’s hard to believe anything which we get from the Pentagon right now. Knowing that the lawyers have more influence than the Generals and the Generals who are being put forward are going to be the ‘we prefer NO war whatsoever’ types, just imagine how much it sucks to be a 2nd Lt right now with teenagers under your command and under fire in a place like Afghanistan.

  • F-35 Tries To Keep Its Secrets

    11/28/2009 9:12:35 AM PST · 46 of 107
    bpjam to myknowledge

    Aside from the technological advantages of the F-35 and especially the F-22, I don’t think we can underestimate the effects of economics in the mind of Obama on this matter. He was incredibly quick to kill off the F-22. He has been desperately looking for a way out of Afghanistan.

    Obama is running TRILLIONS over budget each year right now. He needs $$$ badly to come OUT of something else so he can put it INTO the socialist programs he has been planning on implementing since he first dreamed of being Americas King. He doesn’t care what the long term implications are as much as he needs to make the whole budget issue seem more palatable and if that means cutting $100B or more from the Pentagon then fine.

    Obama/Pelosi/Reid has increased non-discretionary spending by 13% in 2009 (effectively). That is only 11% higher than the budget busting GWB. Obama needs to help make that up somewhere. And if anybody wearing a uniform that give him political cover to avoid having to fund some military program (think: Missile Defense) then count the hours before he strips it from the budget and has Gibbsy explain it away as a strategic upgrade for America.

    I don’t just hate this guys agenda. I hate him for pursuing it.

    And I hate that Harry Reid has sold out the F-22 (yes, Nellis AFB WOULD benefit from it) just to make his own featherweight existence more important in the Democrat party.

    Parliament of Whores seems more and more appropriate a title - Where is P.J. O’Rourke when we need his wisdom and humor? (writing articles for Car & Driver...)

  • Clarence Page: Pay attention to Palin's backers (Leftwing Condescending Elitist Alert)

    11/26/2009 12:45:53 PM PST · 13 of 27
    bpjam to 2ndDivisionVet

    Two words come to mind: Lame & Lamer

  • Climategate CRU Computer Model - The Smoking Gun

    11/24/2009 11:43:12 AM PST · 4 of 24
    bpjam to Red Badger

    OOPS??!?!??!

    Sucks to be you (one of the professional hoaxsters...)!

  • Lou Dobbs Leaves CNN -- But Not Necessarily for Fox

    11/11/2009 5:13:24 PM PST · 11 of 44
    bpjam to djsherin

    But at a minimum FNC should dump Whoraldo.... Just to be safe.

  • Report: W.H. Engineered NY-23 Endorsement

    11/02/2009 9:41:05 PM PST · 15 of 62
    bpjam to Free ThinkerNY

    OOPS, that wasn’t supposed to get out until AFTER the election....

    So much for that well-oiled Chicago political machine. This is what happens when you have deal with amateurs like Dede Skeezofavo.

  • Sarah Palin's Brutal Education (CBS News hit piece)

    11/02/2009 9:39:24 PM PST · 13 of 67
    bpjam to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    This is actually freaking hilarious!

    It proves that Palin was a ‘maverick’ all along and McCain and his ‘aides’ were the ones who were trying desperately to prevent her from being HER.

    Considering that this is coming from CBS personnel and the people who have a grudge that they interviewed, this is immensely positive for Palin. It might even have a chance of selling a few copies unless later excerpts prove that it is the predictable anti-GOP screed that we’ve come to expect from anybody wearing a CBS logo (or virtually any other logo for that matter).

  • Hundreds Arrested In Raids Targeting Mexican Drug Cartel (In USA)

    10/22/2009 11:34:09 AM PDT · 15 of 24
    bpjam to AuntB

    Wait, does this mean that Eric Holder is now as big a racist as Joe Arpaio?? (they are doing the same thing - with the exception of the nationally televised press conferences...)

  • Hundreds Arrested In Raids Targeting Mexican Drug Cartel (In USA)

    10/22/2009 11:32:57 AM PDT · 14 of 24
    bpjam to AuntB

    Good thing Bush didn’t do this or this raid would have been labled ‘RACIST!!!!!!!’

    After all, ‘La Familia’ means ‘the family’ in spanish. So Bush would have been continuing his policy of breaking up hispanic families in America through this racist, xenophobic policies.

    Thank the Media Gods it is Obama doing this so we don’t have to apologize to the gangs.

  • Obama Backs Interrogation Revamp

    08/24/2009 10:39:14 AM PDT · 2 of 17
    bpjam to nickcarraway

    Was this the one where they force suspected terrorists to work for ACORN or AmeriCorps?? Yeah, I’d much rather be in a secret CIA prison or on the beach at Gitmo too.

  • Rope A Dope [The Clintons, Lewinsky, Obama and Certifigate]

    07/23/2009 7:18:13 AM PDT · 31 of 37
    bpjam to 2ndDivisionVet

    YES!!!!

    Get off the f’ing Birth Certificate thing and look for evidence of what he actually DID prior to be elevated to Messiah.

    He didn’t ‘do’ the birth certificate. But he DID have to put something in writing at Columbia, Harvard, Ill State Senate, US Senate, etc. etc. etc.

    There has to be SOME written record that he existed. Where the hell is that stuff?

    If our smartest minds are spending their times trying to figure out how the Birth Certificate he has is somehow created by the CIA, we are wasting valuable energy and time.

    Where else are we expecting to discover the contradictions and evidence that Obama has ALWAYS been a socialist then the minds here on FreeRepublic? This stupid birth certificate thing doesn’t prove anything about WHAT HE HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO DO TO AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!

    Get your heads out of your #sses and help stop Socialism in the form of ‘reform’. Are you all really going to fall for the biggest misdirection of all time????? Go see Penn & Teller if you want to be tricked. Follow the agenda. Agendas are not based on where you were born. They are based on how you were raised and WHO raised you.

  • Obama Asserts Citizenship In Press Conference

    07/23/2009 7:06:19 AM PDT · 106 of 110
    bpjam to All

    You all know that this is the singular thing that the Left is now trying to use to discredit every other single thing that anybody else on the Right thinks, don’t you?

    All anybody in the media need do is refer to somebody on the Right as being interested in the Obama Birth Certificate and suddenly you are wearing a tin foil hat.

    Look, the time to put up or shut up has passed on this one. I’m not any happier than anyone else but this is the wrong fight to be having. There is no way to win this battle any more than we could prove that Bill Clinton was a Manchurian Candidate (even though he pretty much lived the movie role).

    Attack something which is defensible. This is not defensible. I’m sorry. It simply isn’t. This is the Bush National Guard Documents version on the other side.

    The guy is giving us freaking GOLD in the way of evidence to expose him as a social bent on destroying America as we know it. And you’re running around screaming about his Birth Certificate? Seriously?

    Guys, PLEASE!!! Get onto the stuff that ACTUALLY matters.

    I already know WHY you think this is important. I agree with you on the principle. But you are LOSING BADLY.

    Anybody still waiting for those media clips of Michelle Obama from the Africa Press Service talking about how blacks or obligated to vote for Him? Anybody? How much more effective is this effort? Are you really getting anything done here? Are you really helping anybody in any possible way with this effort? Would not your efforts be far, far, far, far, far, far, far, far, far better used looking into the current Czar-dom or the Health Care Overthrow?

    Please folks. Fight for something which is actually winnable. There is no ‘principle’ here unless somebody comes up with a smoking gun of some unimaginable veracity. (I’ll happily join you if that somehow happens).

  • Church of What's Happenin' Now

    07/23/2009 6:56:44 AM PDT · 10 of 11
    bpjam to Kaslin

    Maybe the Episcopal Church can just watch the Gallup poll each week and find out what they believe:

    1. Week 1 - Global Warming

    2. Week 2 - War in Iraq is bag

    3. Week 3 - World not doing enough to stop Darfur (muslims)

    4. Week 4 - Michael Jackson most popular human being ever

    .....

  • Will someone please teach AP how to Google! (More nonsense Sarah Palin 'scandals')

    07/23/2009 6:54:07 AM PDT · 10 of 10
    bpjam to SeekAndFind

    Sounds like a case for one of those ‘Fact Check’ stories AP wants to become famous for.

    (the one about Obamas speech last night was hilarious because The One was 0-3 on ‘facts’ in his speech even according to the State run AP)

  • Groundbreaking WSJ Story on Gold

    07/13/2009 6:06:50 PM PDT · 21 of 43
    bpjam to SampleMan

    if you make your bullets out of gold, they still have value if you don’t need to fire them....

  • Levi Johnston says Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resigned because she couldn't handle the pressure

    07/13/2009 4:09:29 PM PDT · 22 of 109
    bpjam to smokingfrog

    cuz anybody with an Alaskan drivers licenses is now an expert worthy of a quote in the NY media as long as it isn’t favorabled to Palin.....

    what a load of douchebags (and their useful idiots in Alaska). I’m sure the sophisticated people feel like its just so easy to trick these tundra-ridden hillbillies into saying nasty things which can be put out around the world. Oh, such fun to mock those silly rural people.

  • A Map-Based Answer to the Palin Question

    07/06/2009 10:51:41 PM PDT · 187 of 209
    bpjam to Congressman Billybob; All

    If only we could collect a tax on pundit opinions which turn out to be entirely wrong, we pay for at least one of the ‘stimulus’ bills that the Socialist Majority has passed this year.

    Of course, if we could pass a law that you had to actually KNOW something before you SAID something as a requirement to be considered protected under the First Amendment Clause protecting ‘freedom of the press’, that would be even better. It would cause NYC to sounds like a ghost town because there would be no more speculation spouting from the mouths of idiots who have absolutely no facts to report even while they recite the grave consequences of the outcome of their predictions (which, again, they have no facts to support).

    How is it that Palin already has deals in the works with 1. NBC (or MSNBC) 2. ABC 3. Fox??? Wouldn’t one of those three networks at least be able to confirm a story coming out of their own executive offices? NOPE? Well, then we can just chalk it up to ‘this is being widely mentioned’ and call that reporting. Or how about her 8 figure speaking tour? Any evidence there? NOPE? We can just assume that is what she would do because that is what any reporter would do if they had the popularity and public demand that Palin has (or the looks).

    And before anybody else mentions the words ‘Palin’ and ‘2012’ in the same sentence, please just shut up. You might want to actually ASK Palin if she wanted to run for the WH before assuming that she would just because ‘that is what a typical politician would do’. Palin isn’t a politician - she is a person who happened to work in politics for a short period of her life. She may work in politics again. But she will be letting others know when and if that happens.

  • House proposes F-35 production cut and funds for alternate engine

    06/14/2009 9:37:35 AM PDT · 45 of 66
    bpjam to Jet Jaguar

    I am, self-admittedly, not a pilot or an expert on military procurement. But I do know politics and politicians.

    It appears that the only aircraft or weapons systems which the Left will defend or support are ones which are 1) Cheap 2) Less dominant over our enemies and allies 3) Prevent a new imbalance of power in our favor or 4) Are being built in their districts.

    The Raptor and JSF appear to be a generational ideal. One dominant fighter for the US and one multi-capable craft which can be used across military services as well as being offered to our allies in NATO. It’s hard to imagine a time in history where we’ve been more efficient or had a more coordinated strategy and agreement. (A light year ahead of agreeing to a standard ‘NATO round’ for infantry)

    Yet, there is always some reason why Democrats (and a surprisingly large number of Republicans - mostly for home district protect reason) don’t want us to establish air superiority for the next 30 years or create a platform which will save us trillions over the next generation by standardizing manufacturing needs for aircraft. Every single plane which has ever been a game changer has been ‘too expensive’. Fortunately, smart people at those times in history decided to move ahead and build planes like the F-14, F-18 or the B-2. And even while we occaionally make a Spruce Goose or two, the real stars stand out IF they get made.

    If I wanted to sabotage Americas military future, being a Member of Congress would probably be the ideal position from which to do it. It has proven to be a unique spot from which to inflict damage on our defense capabilities.

  • The Gay Elephant in the NRSC's Room (Charlie Crist)

    06/06/2009 7:20:33 AM PDT · 34 of 34
    bpjam to ColdWater

    No personal contact, I promise you.

    But if I were a better man, I’d put the odds at 3/1 FOR him being gay.

    The guy simply dodged the question for an entire decade. He has never been seen with women and then suddenly he shows up engaged to a woman (who still wears less spray-tan and hair product that Charlie does). If this guy isn’t gay, he certainly has read books about closeted gay guys and he’s following the handbook down to the letter (except for the parts about doing random dudes in truckstops like Gov. McGreevey).

    Not like I can much about his sexual life (it would be hard to care less) but its blackmail material and another way to get a GOP candidate on the ballot who is too compromised to possibly win (remember john Mccain?). Dems love it when we do this and unlike NJ we won’t get to simply replace him at the last minute with a candidate who is electable once Crist gets outed a month before the general election.

  • The Gay Elephant in the NRSC's Room (Charlie Crist)

    05/25/2009 4:09:16 PM PDT · 14 of 34
    bpjam to GOPGuide

    It isn’t that he is gay, it’s that he is lying about it.

    This is the exact reason that for nearly 50 years you could not work in the State Dept, CIA, FBI or the DOD if you were gay - because you would be blackmailable. And Crist is going to be blackmailed by people who are gayer than Perez Hilton.

    And whose going to get #$*%(Q# in the @ss? The GOP and Americans who get represented by the US Senate (ie, The House of Lords).

  • Conservative group takes aim at Reid (Las Vegas protest Reid/Obama May 26th!)

  • GOP led by toy soldiers - Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh - insulting heroes like Powell

    05/25/2009 7:27:49 AM PDT · 98 of 211
    bpjam to Zakeet

    Two points:

    1. Isn’t Mike Lupica a sports writer? (that could explain the lack of perspective)

    2. Other than one speech each four years at the RNC convention, where exactly does Colin Powell go politically? We never hear from him. He never say anything. He does absolutely nothing which appears to be remotely politically involved in the Republican party.

    In 2008 he betrays his longtime friend and fellow ‘moderate’ and votes for the black guy (yeah, I heard the 60 minutes of excuses Powell gave about how he wasn’t backing Obama because he was black, it just sounded like a lie). Powell is still supporting Obama as far as I’m aware so why does he even care who is and isn’t running the GOP? He apparently is gonna vote for the black guy anyways so there is nothing we could do to get his support.

  • House Dems propose huge changes to drilling program

    05/23/2009 8:29:49 PM PDT · 96 of 98
    bpjam to jazusamo

    “Ever since gasoline prices spiked last summer, Democrats have searched for a way to force oil and gas companies to drill on the areas they hold under lease.”

    This is a lie. Democrats have absolutely no intention of seeing any domestically produced oil or natural gas that they can prevent. They used this entire ‘unused lease’ argument simply to avoid having to open up the places within US terrorities where there are PROVEN reserves of both. Democrats want us drilling in any hole which they figure doesn’t have energy so they can say ‘see, this isn’t working!’

    Democrats are FOR the $5 a gallon gas and energy taxes which will bankrupct most cities and even public utilities. Their God is Global Warming(the new Communism) and nothing whatsoever related to actual energy policy.

  • All Guantanamo Needs Is Some Rebranding, Marketing Executives Say

    05/23/2009 7:55:50 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    bpjam to All

    What’s wrong with ‘72 Virgins Island’?

  • A Court Candidate Who Has a Sparse Legal Record (Slimes weighs in on Granholm)

    05/23/2009 7:53:34 PM PDT · 5 of 15
    bpjam to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    she has ‘experience’....as a LOCAL NEWS ANCHOR!!!!

    Seriously?!??!? Why not just suggest Rickie Lake or Barbara Walters or Montel Williams or Gayle King? (Oprah wouldn’t take the pay cut; plus her writers wouldn’t be any help at the Supreme Court).

    Hard to believe that a guy who graduated from Harvard Law and ‘taught’ law at Chicago Law School thinks that the primary qualification for a member of the Supreme Court is ‘empathy’ and ‘experience in American life’. Gee. What a compelling legal argument....

  • Kathleen Parker: Mars and Venus Collide

    05/23/2009 7:49:59 PM PDT · 16 of 16
    bpjam to UB355

    Kathleen P is dead to me...

    Ditto. Don’t care what she is saying, I’m not listening. She was a nobody for years and years and years when we were winning so apparently my life can be complete without her input.

  • Limbaugh Challenges MSNBC to 30-Day 'Rush Withdrawal' [Olbermann responds........]

    05/22/2009 10:07:07 AM PDT · 20 of 26
    bpjam to Sub-Driver

    Who would even watch PMSNBC if they didn’t talk about Rush or Cheney? Would they even maintain the 1/3 of 1% of American they have now if they only did the Obama Idolatry portions of their day?

  • The Party of Meghan McCain, Liz Cheney or Palin?

    05/20/2009 6:15:01 PM PDT · 44 of 61
    bpjam to lewisglad

    NO, YES and HELL YES! (Meghan, Liz Cheney & Palin).

    Let’s just trade Meghan McCain for anything we can get and be happy to be rid of her. We’d even reluctantly take back Colin Powell (maybe).

  • Poll: Reid's re-election numbers don't add up

    05/20/2009 6:12:11 PM PDT · 56 of 69
    bpjam to DogBarkTree

    NOPE, ACORN got nuked when the FBI raided their office. They are currently decimated.

    Harry has been leaning on the LDS(Mormon) community but since he has essentially proven in the last six years that he doesn’t care about them any more than he cares about taxpayers, soldiers or our casinos, Harry is in big trouble.

    Hello, Tom Daschle. Harry is gonna need a reference to get a job in the private sector.

  • Why isn't Rush on TV

    05/18/2009 4:31:26 PM PDT · 47 of 47
    bpjam to MayflowerMadam

    Totally agree with you on the Hannity ‘panel’. Hate that segment. I’ve actually already started trailing off watching entirely because of that part and the thing where he comes back from a commercial - talks for 30 seconds (and you think the show it back on) - and then goes back to 3 minutes of commercials. I HATE that TV trick.

    It was more fun when he would just make Alan look stupid all the time. But apparently, I’m in the minority because his ratings are higher than ever.

  • Offshore

    05/17/2009 9:03:34 PM PDT · 10 of 16
    bpjam to redrep912

    and the idiots who vote AGAINST offshore drilling should have to pay three times as much for unleaded to subsidize the rest of us.