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Posts by Dave Olson

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  • POLL - 9/11 conspiracy theorists multiply (GIANT moonbats in full flight alert!)

    09/01/2007 11:45:04 PM PDT · 24 of 27
    Dave Olson to Libloather
    "...there's no way that Bush and Cheney could have invaded Iraq without the help of 9/11."

    Never mind that none of the hijackers were Iraqis, all the hijackers came from countries we are not at war with, and the invasion didn't happen until a year and a half after 9/11.

    "Then there's the collapse of the twin towers, which Jones, the physics professor, timed at just short of free fall.

    From the Towers' height of about 1360 feet, it would take 9.22 seconds for them to be in free fall. In reality, it took about 17 seconds. Not what I'd call "just short" of free fall.

    But what about all those New Yorkers who saw airplanes hitting the twin towers? ... he says. "You hire three dozen Actors' Equity dudes and they'll say anything."

    This is one of the nuttiest things of all. If someone in government used explosives to bring down the towers, they wouldn't need planes to hit the towers. They wouldn't need images of planes hitting the towers. They wouldn't need to hire actors to claim they saw planes hit the towers. If they wanted to destroy the rowers as a pretext for a war with Iraq, they'd just blow them up, claim it was Iraqis who did it, and leave it at that.

  • What Larry Craig Did Not Do

    08/29/2007 9:13:30 AM PDT · 85 of 128
    Dave Olson to Lancey Howard
    perverted behavior by Democrats because that is what everybody expects from Democrats.

    The Republicans must never sink to that level.

    I don't believe in applying double standards.

  • No Trade-Offs? (Thomas Sowell)

    08/27/2007 10:40:01 PM PDT · 13 of 17
    Dave Olson to LibFreeOrDie
    That could be a tad dangerous. A family member short of cash could get ideas...,

    So what? If John kills Joe for his organs, that would be no more immoral than John's killing Joe for, say, his car. Yet the idea of making the sale of Joe's car illegal to prevent John from committing murder would be silly. So, why should the sale of his body parts be any different?

    And if Joe is already dead, then he doesn't need those organs any more, anyway.

  • Funny Story From Jon Fleischman (On The Perils Of Government Run Health Care Alert)

    08/27/2007 10:59:23 AM PDT · 13 of 18
    Dave Olson to goldstategop
    a Canadian woman was giving birth to four children at once (what are the odds of that? very long!). She crossed the border into the U.S. to have her quartuplets.

    Last year, Silvio Berlusconi, the Prime Minister of Italy, needed heart surgery. He didn't get it in France or Britain or Canada or even his own country. He came to the United States for it.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 August 2007

    08/26/2007 8:51:46 AM PDT · 287 of 443
    Dave Olson to khnyny
    Someone's serving in the military decades ago doesn't make them a lifelong patriot. Even Benedict Arnold was a General in the American military during the Revolutionary War.

    I'm not accusing Warner of treason, but if he was acting out of patriotism, he would have made his views known to the President in private, not plastered on network TV for the whole world, including our enemies, to see.

  • Groaner Puns (Your favorite?)

    08/22/2007 2:52:16 PM PDT · 52 of 238
    Dave Olson to VA Voter

    “The sign on a cafe said ‘breakfast served anytime’. So, I ordered French toast during the Renaissance.” — Steven Wright

  • The Surge Straddle ...(Democrats concede we’re winning in Iraq -- and claim we can’t win)

    08/22/2007 7:37:19 AM PDT · 21 of 25
    Dave Olson to IrishMike
    “No military surge, no matter how brilliantly performed, can succeed without political reconciliation and a surge of diplomacy in Iraq and the region,” Obama intoned.

    When the Dims see evidence of success, they just move the goalposts further away.

    No matter what the success is, it will never be good enough for them.

  • Can We Please Give It a Rest?

    08/18/2007 10:18:00 PM PDT · 155 of 177
    Dave Olson to 2ndDivisionVet
    Conservatives would be galvanized to fight HRC’s leftist agenda, whereas we’d be told to “go along” with Rudy’s similar legislation.

    Bull. That's the same loser strategy we heard in '92. Conservatives did not re-elect Bush 41, and they galvanized against Clinton. Lotta good that did. We ended having to deal with two terms of him, and we're still cleaning up after his mess.

    I do not relish a scorched earth from Hillary, just to conservatives can rally against her.

  • Hugo Chavez to make himself president for life

    08/18/2007 12:55:05 PM PDT · 58 of 78
    Dave Olson to Crazieman
    100 per cent "Chavista" after the opposition boycotted the 2005 elections.

    A similar fate could happen here under Hillary, if conservatives decide that neither Rudy nor Mitt are good enough for them and boycott the 2008 elections.

  • 'We have broken speed of light'

    08/16/2007 10:29:17 AM PDT · 53 of 372
    Dave Olson to LibWhacker
    Reminds me of an old lymeric:

    There once was a fellow named Bright
    Who could travel faster than light.
    He went out one day, in a relative way
    And came back the previous night.

  • Iraqi Officials: Truck Bombings Killed At Least 500

    08/16/2007 8:19:27 AM PDT · 24 of 39
    Dave Olson to Captain Kirk
    Polls of Iraqis consistently show that they want the U.S. out. Heck, even Maliki said so!

    This attack may change their minds. Since it occurred in an area where there are very few, if any, Americans at all, it may give the Iraqis who want us out a taste of what would happen if we just packed up and left.

  • Viva Las Vegas

    08/08/2007 9:21:57 PM PDT · 31 of 32
    Dave Olson to stephenjohnbanker
    What makes it worse is that they usually line up in a way that it's like having to walk through a gauntlet, while they shove these fliers at you. And a lot of those fliers end up on the ground, so there's litter all over the place.

    I sure miss the Vegas of 30 years ago.

  • Viva Las Vegas

    08/08/2007 9:53:02 AM PDT · 25 of 32
    Dave Olson to NYC GOP Chick
    Bringing children into a casino is no different than bringing them into a bar or a nightclub. These are playgrounds for adults only; children don't belong there.

    Like any other city, Las Vegas has places for children to have a good time, but casinos aren't among them.

  • Viva Las Vegas

    08/07/2007 9:36:08 AM PDT · 12 of 32
    Dave Olson to GeorgefromGeorgia
    I really DID NOT LIKE about Vegas was that it promotes itself as a site for family entertainment. I saw many families walking up and down the strip at midnight with pre-school and school age children. There was more than one place that we passed that advertised strip clubs and live entertainment of the seediest quality.

    I go to Vegas quite often, and I have no problem with adults gambling. But what always bothers me is the parents who bring their kids along with them.

    Maybe they think that a vacation in a Vegas casino is like a vacation in Disneyland and see no problems pushing strollers around the slot machines, roulette wheels, crap tables, ..., but children don't belong there.

  • Cruise, Redford, Streep Take On Iraq War In New Movie... (Drudge Title)

    08/06/2007 8:33:01 PM PDT · 45 of 96
    Dave Olson to bubman

    Jimmy Stewart was a Brigadier General and Audie Murphy was one of the most decorated soldiers in WWII.


    08/03/2007 11:03:42 AM PDT · 22 of 29
    Dave Olson to Turret Gunner A20
    Everybody knows that no Dummycrap is ever responsible for anything.

    Can't you get anything right????

    Oops! My bad. [grovel grovel]


    08/03/2007 7:36:14 AM PDT · 9 of 29
    Dave Olson to Turret Gunner A20
    In 1995, people were killed when a bridge in southern California collapsed.

    By Patty's reasoning, that was Bill Clinton's fault.

  • The liberal edge

    07/29/2007 6:31:33 PM PDT · 134 of 140
    Dave Olson to bilhosty
    I remember the 60's and 70's, the massive marches on college campuses, the riots in the streets, cities burning..., over the Vietnam War. George McGovern tried to tap into that anger and ran for president on an anti-war platform in 1972. Given all that, one would have thought he'd win in a landslide. Reality: he lost every state but one.

    In spite of the war's unpopularity, there just isn't the anger there used to be, other than from the far left. What few anti-war protests we're seeing are, by historic standards, rather pathetic.

    Dims may be trying to cultivate that anger. But IMHO, if they push it too far, they'll end up in the same place that McGovern did. And considering their presidential candidate field is kissing up to the loons at Kos, that's exactly where they're going.

  • The liberal edge

    07/29/2007 9:08:24 AM PDT · 132 of 140
    Dave Olson to bilhosty
    The rating for Congress are low but that is because the Dem’s are angry with them for not pulling out of the Iraq action.

    If that was true, then people like Tammy Duckworth and Ned Lamont would have won their elections, Joe Lieberman would have lost, Nancy Pelosi wouldn't have had to bribe members of her own party to vote her way on her Iraq vote, Cindy Sheehan would be a star in the Democrat party, and President Bush's approval ratings would be less than that of Congress.

  • The liberal edge

    07/28/2007 11:22:31 AM PDT · 102 of 140
    Dave Olson to JasonC
    All the left has to do there is promise to bring the boys home, and it will win in a walk.

    I disagree. If such a promise would yield a "win in a walk", then Dennis Kucinich and Hillary Clinton would have switched places among the Democrat field that's running for President.

    While I don't trust Hillary as far as I could throw her, she has made no such promise, the loons on the left hate her, and she's far out in front among the Dems.

  • The liberal edge

    07/28/2007 9:50:24 AM PDT · 89 of 140
    Dave Olson to bilhosty
    I have a hard time buying this.

    If it was true, then the Democrat controlled Congress wouldn't be sitting on a 14% approval rating, while President Bush's is around 33%.

  • Robert A. Heinlein's Legacy

    07/26/2007 10:11:41 PM PDT · 10 of 86
    Dave Olson to B-Chan
    One of my favorite quotes: "A government-supported artist is an incompetent whore!" Robert Heinlein, Stranger In A Strange Land

    An apt description when it comes to government's funding of the NEA.

  • Fight Not Over: Churchill Sues CU ["I am going nowhere," Churchill said Tuesday......]

    07/26/2007 9:19:55 PM PDT · 48 of 48
    Dave Olson to Sub-Driver
    Churchill's lawyer said they are "now on offense" and he will electronically file a First Amendment retaliation lawsuit on Wednesday.

    Keep in mind that Churchill and some of his fellow travelers violated the First Amendment rights of others when they tried to block the Columbus Day parade in Denver a few years ago.

  • Hillary Clinton: I’m Not a Liberal

    07/24/2007 11:17:46 AM PDT · 71 of 131
    Dave Olson to InvisibleChurch
    "I consider myself a modern progressive, someone who believes strongly in individual rights and freedoms, who believes that we are better as a society when we're working together

    Self contradiction. You cannot champion the individual and at the same time believe it's better to act as a collective.

  • Specter Suggests Special Prosecutor (Hell No RINO! Go back to the zoo)

    07/24/2007 8:45:19 AM PDT · 21 of 30
    Dave Olson to tobyhill
    ``The constitutional authority and responsibility for congressional oversight is gone,''

    I can find no place in the Constitution that says the actions of the Administration are subject to Congressional oversight.

  • Poll: American Support for War Inches Up (Rats,"stop the surge, it's working and we might win")

    07/23/2007 1:49:02 PM PDT · 39 of 54
    Dave Olson to gridlock
    When the US succeeds in Iraq, the Democrats are toast.

    Yup. And that's why they can't afford even the perception of success there. So, they're bound to claim it's a disaster, no matter what really happens.


    07/21/2007 11:47:49 PM PDT · 35 of 70
    Dave Olson to pctech
    1. If the "will of the electorate" was to get out of Iraq now, and the Democrats in the House followed that "will", then Nancy Pelosi wouldn't have had to bribe her own party members to get them to vote her way on her Iraq vote.

    2. President Bush's approval rating is more than double that of Congress. That wouldn't be happening if Congress' rating was a reflection of the anger at him.

    3. The political left has redefined torture to include playing loud music, placing underwear on the subject's head and splashing water in their face. So their protests against "sanctioned torture" can't be taken seriously.

  • Catfights and Cleavage: Epic Dust-Up on Hardball Pits Morgan vs. Wolf

    07/21/2007 11:40:37 AM PDT · 57 of 70
    Dave Olson to governsleastgovernsbest
    [Wolf] you're playing a very dangerous game because when in American history leaders start to say critical speech is treason,

    There's a HUGE difference between critical speech and willfully publishing information that aids the enemy. That is treason.

  • Robert F Kennedy Interview from Glenn Beck on Headline News

    07/18/2007 11:05:05 PM PDT · 50 of 52
    Dave Olson to ozzymandus
    I saw that show too.

    Kennedy had the demeanor of a zealot in a religious cult -- truth on his side; anyone who disagrees is a heretic who is to be vilified, ostracized, silenced.

    Beck pointed out that RFK couldn't have read the full IPCC report, because it hadn't come out yet. That in spite if RFK's disparaging remarks, John Christy recieved numerous awards from his peers. That RFK's definition for fascism was nowhere to be found in the dictionary he cited, and that the definition that really is there is more befitting of people like Kennedy himself.

    Too bad Beck was responding to a recording. I'd have loved to see Kennedy's response to these "facts" of his being challenged.

  • Muslim congressman compares Bush to Hitler

    07/13/2007 7:28:11 AM PDT · 34 of 53
    Dave Olson to SJackson
    Ellison attempted to further clarify his Reichstag statement by telling the Minneapolis Star-Tribune he was making the point that "in the aftermath of a tragedy, space is opened up for governments to take action that they could not have achieved before that."

    B.S. There have been many tragedies throughout the world in the 70+ years since the Reichstag fire. Reminding people of any one of them would have sufficed without invoking the image of Nazis.

  • Cops: Man tried to sneak gun onto plane

    07/11/2007 8:52:52 AM PDT · 50 of 67
    Dave Olson to SpinnerWebb
    Baggage handlers are airline employees. So it's absurd to think that airline employees need to know about the gun to prevent baggage handlers from knowing about it.

    By the way, other than when baggage is checked in and when it's claimed, baggage handlers don't come in contact with passengers anyway. So how could this baggage handler pass the gun to this "passenger" on this other flight in the first place?

  • Cops: Man tried to sneak gun onto plane

    07/11/2007 7:55:30 AM PDT · 44 of 67
    Dave Olson to SpinnerWebb
    First of all, that could be done now even with the gun in its "special case".

    Secondly, by having to notify airline employees about that gun, you've already given that baggage handler the knowledge of where to find a gun that they could pass on to this "passenger" on that other flight.

  • Cops: Man tried to sneak gun onto plane

    07/11/2007 7:15:16 AM PDT · 39 of 67
    Dave Olson to MichaelP
    Travelers are allowed to check unloaded handguns as long as they are declared to airline employees and are stowed in special cases.

    This is stupid. If an unloaded gun is in checked luggage, then it cannot go off by itself and nobody would be able to get to it while it's on the plane anyway. So other than some regulation mandating this, why does the gun need to be in a special case and airline employees told about it?

  • email from NOW gang, supporting Universal Healthcare Bill (BARF ALERT)

    07/10/2007 9:08:13 AM PDT · 22 of 29
    Dave Olson to Gopher Broke
    When people look to government for an aspect of something as closely connected to their bodies as their health care (whether it be to fund it, insure it, or do research for it), they get a government that tells them what they can and cannot do with their bodies.

    So, isn't it odd that it's being pushed by an organization like NOW who's been insisting for years that what they do with their bodies is none of the government's business?

  • US Warned of Glasgow Threat Two Weeks Ago

    07/01/2007 12:59:17 PM PDT · 107 of 110
    Dave Olson to usafsk
    He can appear Presidential and reassure the country.

    But he did that at about 6:30 pm that evening from the Oval Office. Do you know of a time that would have produced better results?

    I don’t think he was in any danger that day. How exactly would you attack the POTUS after all planes are grounded, traffic barred from core of DC, and all Law Enforcement on hair trigger alert.

    Just because planes were used to attack that day doesn't mean that other weapons could not have been used. Furthermore, even though planes were grounded, not all of them were yet on the ground. Stopping traffic in DC would be totally useless, if one of those planes that was still in the air was headed for the White House.

    I have heard it from many people over the years that his decision to fly around all day made him look indecisive.

    Obviously people who don't have a frickin' clue. Besides, he wasn't just "flying around all day". He was on his way back to DC from Nebraska about 3:30 that afternoon and arrived there about 6:00.

  • US Warned of Glasgow Threat Two Weeks Ago

    07/01/2007 8:34:48 AM PDT · 102 of 110
    Dave Olson to usafsk
    His place was in Washington, regardless of the risk.

    Totally unreasonable. There is nothing the President can do in Washington D.C. that he cannot do on Air Force One. And if he'd arrived right in the middle of all that chaos, what would you expect him to do? Run into the flames and drag people out himself?

    Besides, at about 6:00 pm, he was in Washington.

  • Ignacio Ramos reported in 'emaciated' condition - Cong. aide says ..'languishing in solitary'

    06/22/2007 11:03:01 PM PDT · 82 of 99
    Dave Olson to pissant
    I don't know if Hillary will get creamed, but if history continues as it has, she will lose.

    In the entire history of the U.S., only two sitting senators became president. Since JFK, there have been six who were their party's nominees for president, and they all lost.

    Furthermore, since at least as far back as the early '50s, the nominee that was the more personally likable usually won the election. Hillary just doesn't have that likability.

  • Selfishness, Defined

    06/22/2007 10:33:55 PM PDT · 40 of 74
    Dave Olson to Raymann
    As somebody once told me, altrusim is at the heart of evil.

    If, as an altruist, I believe it's good to sacrifice myself for the sake of others, and I combine that with the belief that it's good to treat others as I wish to be treated, then I'd have no problem sacrificing others for any cause I deem to be good.

  • Sabato: Hillary Has General Election Problems

    06/21/2007 10:46:43 PM PDT · 95 of 97
    Dave Olson to HitmanLV
    Recent polls show either Hilly or Obama ahead nationally.

    Sabato wrote otherwise: "In many surveys, Clinton runs 3-5 percentage points worse than the other widely known Democratic candidates, Obama and Gore, when matched up against the best-known Republican presidential candidates"

    This one could go either way - thinking Hilly can’t win in any case isn’t wise.

    But thinking she's unbeatable is also unwise.

    I go by history. In the entire history of the U.S., only two people became president coming right from the Senate, Harding and Kennedy. Since Kennedy, six sitting Senators became their party's nominee for president, and they all lost.

    The vast number of presidents came from an administrative, not a legislative, background: governors, cabinet members, army generals, presidents running for another term...

    As I see it, if historic trends continue, the next president will be either Guilliani or Romney.

  • Zoellick: Venezuela Economy in Trouble

    06/17/2007 9:30:00 AM PDT · 15 of 17
    Dave Olson to lowbridge

    LOL! Perfect caption.

  • Mandatory Coverage Is Easier Said Than Done

    06/12/2007 10:56:57 PM PDT · 64 of 76
    Dave Olson to neverdem
    Requiring people who can afford health insurance to buy it — the same way that car owners must buy auto insurance

    There's a big difference.

    Unlike auto insurance, health insurance is not used to protect everyone else from the insured. Its only purpose is to make sure that people in the medical profession get their fees paid.

  • Denver targets global warming

    06/11/2007 12:38:36 PM PDT · 53 of 76
    Dave Olson to poobear
    But if they get these taxes passed, then they can claim these measures were responsible for the turn around.

    And if nothing changes, they'll claim it'd due to a lack of enough funding, and so even more taxes are needed.

  • Gingrich Forecasts GOP Losses in 2008

    06/08/2007 10:57:50 PM PDT · 35 of 63
    Dave Olson to ken21
    According to polls like this one, Congress has an even lower approval rating than does the President.

    So, I don't think it will be that easy for the Dems to retain Congress, let alone gain seats and win the presidency, in '08.

  • Mika Mocks: Next Prez Needs to Repair Damage Done by Bush

    06/06/2007 9:54:34 AM PDT · 46 of 49
    Dave Olson to wtc911
    Is that our standard for leadershi - the situation was a flustercluck but at least he didn't make it worse?

    You're the one who said Bush made it worse. I just wanted to know how you can make that claim.

  • Mika Mocks: Next Prez Needs to Repair Damage Done by Bush

    06/06/2007 9:37:18 AM PDT · 44 of 49
    Dave Olson to wtc911
    And he's had six plus years to make them worse.

    The borders are no more open now then they ever were. And in 1986, Reagan gave illegal immigrants blanket amnesty.

    What did Bush do to make that situation worse?

  • Mika Mocks: Next Prez Needs to Repair Damage Done by Bush

    06/06/2007 6:52:13 AM PDT · 40 of 49
    Dave Olson to wtc911
    Starting with the border.

    I don't like the open borders either, but to imply that Bush damaged them is nonsense. The borders were damaged looooooong before Bush ever got into office.

  • Bush's Attack on Amnesty Opponents

    06/05/2007 7:55:34 AM PDT · 141 of 151
    Dave Olson to BurtSB
    We had amnesty for illegal immigrants under Reagan. We've got amnesty for them under Bush. From your post, the only difference I can see is meetings.

    For Bush, you want impeachment. For Reagan, you give a pass. All for meetings.

    I don't get it.

  • Bush's Attack on Amnesty Opponents

    06/04/2007 10:17:17 PM PDT · 129 of 151
    Dave Olson to BurtSB; blam

    Do you think Ronald Reagan should have been impeached for his amnesty of illegal immigrants in 1986?

  • Pelosi makes “carbon-neutral” Europe trip

    06/02/2007 10:57:50 PM PDT · 60 of 64
    Dave Olson to JeanS
    This whole thing is a fraud.

    It takes many years for a tree to absorb all that carbon. And once the tree dies, it releases the carbon that it managed to store back into the environment anyway. Net change: 0

  • Rush Limbaugh Live Radio Thread. 05/31/07

    05/31/2007 10:14:32 AM PDT · 165 of 423
    Dave Olson to rightwingintelligentsia
    I have yet to read Atlas Shrugged. I understand it's long but worthwhile.

    Yes, it is. Even though it was written about 50 years ago, you can see lot of things in it that are happening today.

    I heard a few years back that some library association reported that the only book that had a bigger impact on people's lives was the Holy Bible.