Posts by elmer fudd

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  • New study firmly ties hormone use to breast cancer (What a dumb title, as if there were some doubt?)

    12/14/2008 11:11:51 AM PST · 18 of 48
    elmer fudd to Mom MD

    More knowledgeable than someone who considers horse hormones and human hormones the same, yes.

  • New study firmly ties hormone use to breast cancer (What a dumb title, as if there were some doubt?)

    12/13/2008 11:28:44 PM PST · 13 of 48
    elmer fudd to Mom MD
    and making lots of money off you. Hormones are hormones.

    Yeah, sure. Testosterone, estrogen, insulin, all the same.

  • The REAL problem with bailing out US automakers - Just my opinion

    12/13/2008 11:07:51 AM PST · 18 of 28
    elmer fudd to Brilliant
    If they CAN compete, then they don't need a bailout.

    If they CAN'T compete, then they deserve to go under.

  • Unlucky: Black cats less likely to be adopted at shelters

    12/13/2008 10:03:43 AM PST · 21 of 100
    elmer fudd to JoeProBono

    I had a black cat named Herman when I was a teenager. It didn’t play, but it was a phenomenal hunter. Nearly everyday we would find presents that he left. Mice, birds, squirrels and even a full grown rabbit and a full grown crow once. I’ve never seen a cat with that kind of hunting instinct since.

  • Riots in Greece Spark Protests Across Europe

    12/11/2008 11:23:18 PM PST · 10 of 22
    elmer fudd to Army Air Corps
    The riots in Seattle were almost a textbook example of bad police work by those in charge. They hired a security advisory group beforehand who made all sorts of recommendations and then decided to disregard them all. They let things get out of hand because they honestly seemed to think that Seattle was such a peaceful and tolerant city that nothing would happen there, despite knowing that anarchists had arrived in town with the intent of tearing things up. Then when things were really getting rowdy, they got a call from their fellow democrat in the White House telling them they'd better have things under control when he arrived in town the next day, so they responded with an iron fist.

    If they had just planned for unrest in the first place and arrested the troublemakers before things got out of control it all would have been uneventful.

  • Bankrupt Bailout

    12/10/2008 6:59:17 PM PST · 10 of 11
    elmer fudd to NoControllingLegalAuthority

    How about the Aztek? Only now it will be better because it will be built by the government. What a great idea! Just like government cheese is the best cheese, I’m sure government cars will be the best cars.

  • Chicagograd--The New DeFacto Capital

    12/09/2008 8:50:37 AM PST · 7 of 11
    elmer fudd to WayneS

    Americans didn’t fall for it. They chose it. Just like they chose Clinton twice. They knew he was corrupt, but they did it anyway.

  • FR Gun Club: Sighting In A New Rifle

    12/08/2008 11:10:56 PM PST · 23 of 116
    elmer fudd to NVDave
    I've used that method myself many times. Just to add to what you said, here's a couple of other ways to sight in a rifle in case you don't have a bolt action.

    If you have some sort of action that doesn't allow for boresighting in the manner NVDave described, put your target up at 10 yards, or as close as the range will allow and use a big target. Center your crosshairs on the bull and fire one shot. It probably didn't come close, but there are two ways you can get it very close to zeroed without firing another shot.

    If you have some sort of rest, use bungee cords or have a friend hold it tightly in place with the scope still centered on the bull, (you can do this after you have shot). Then simply adjust the crosshairs until they are centered on the hole your bullet left in the target. You may want to set them a little high depending on your range. You are now roughly zeroed. If this is done right it can be very precise and can result in a near perfect zero with only one shot. You'll want to fire a group to check it and fine tune it anyway though.

    If you don't have any way to keep your rifle steady, then you want to figure out the horizontal and vertical distance between the bull and the bullet hole and figure out the number of clicks necessary for your correction. With a good scope and accurate calculations, this will get you close to zeroed. With a cheap scope, you'll have to repeat this several times. Cheap scopes hardly ever have accurate click adjustments. The adjustments are usually larger than advertised, so if a cheap scope claims to have 1/4" clicks at 100 yards, they're usually 1/2". You won't know until you start making adjustments and seeing what happens, but if you see that your adjustments are overcorrecting, just reduce the number of clicks accordingly.

  • Supreme Court refused to hear the Donofrio case because he was a kook!

    12/08/2008 11:56:30 AM PST · 61 of 103
    elmer fudd to ctdonath2

    Chester Adams is a guard for the Chicago Bears. There has never been a president by that name.

  • Pak on track to being named terrorist state

    12/06/2008 9:58:01 PM PST · 28 of 28
    elmer fudd to Sir Francis Dashwood
    Or I suppose it simply could be that I'm reading a selection of Indian articles that would be of interest to an American and that Indian reporters don't have much more insight or understanding of us than we do of them. Perhaps if I read the local or national news my opinion would be different.

    It's kind of like when you read European takes on American politics. You wonder how they can get so much so wrong. I find it's usually not a matter of bias either. They're just somewhat clueless.

  • Obama Banking on Large-Scale Public Works Project

    12/06/2008 5:12:42 PM PST · 46 of 57
    elmer fudd to EagleUSA

    As I see it, there are only a small handful of beneficial things the government does. Building infrastructure is one of them. Now this money probably could be used more effectively by the people who actually earned it, but given the government we soon will have, this would be by far one of the best uses for the money. Otherwise, they might decide to just hand it out like in the last “stimulus”, dole it out as welfare to their presumed constituents or worse yet selectively give it out to hard core leftists like ACORN or LaRaza.

  • AA12 - Mega shotgun for the military

    12/06/2008 5:04:37 PM PST · 26 of 43
    elmer fudd to SVTCobra03
    It sure puts the Saiga 12 to shame. I want one really, really bad. Actually the Saiga 12 does pretty well with either 10 round sticks or 20 round drums. An S12 with an Ace folder on it is one hell of compact little bundle of firepower.
  • What's with Ben Stein?

    12/06/2008 4:10:26 PM PST · 43 of 79
    elmer fudd to elmer fudd

    Doh! Used an “i” instead of a “p” and ended up with italics instead of a new paragraph.

  • What's with Ben Stein?

    12/06/2008 4:05:51 PM PST · 41 of 79
    elmer fudd to EveningStar
    I listened to Ben Stein on the Medved show the other day and he sounded like an idiot. He actually claimed the treasury could just print money and that it would have no inflationary affect on our currency. He even made some reference to it being like magic. I used to have respect for the man's intellect. I figured he had deluded himself a bit with the creationism, but I still gave him the benefit of the doubt, but after hearing him yesterday it's gone. Apparently he never really figured out that there's no such thing as a free lunch.
  • Pak on track to being named terrorist state

    12/06/2008 3:53:42 PM PST · 7 of 28
    elmer fudd to Xth Legion

    I doubt it. My faith in Indian news sources is very weak. Nothing against India as a country, but their news media seems to get things wrong on a regular basis.

  • Inaugural No-Nos: Strollers, Coolers, Backpacks and More... (Umbrellas. Ever pray for rain?)

    12/05/2008 11:33:49 PM PST · 17 of 44
    elmer fudd to quickquiver

    No. They wanted him elected as president, but once he’s president he’ll be the head of the Great Satan as far as they’re concerned. It’s kind of like how McCain was the darling of the left so long as he was giving his fellow Republicans the shaft, but as soon as he won the nomination he became their enemy and they didn’t pull any punches. Alqaeda wanted us to elect obama only because they saw him as a weaker enemy and since we now appear weak I expect them to try to hit us harder than ever.

  • Bobby Jindal and the GOP Don’t Believe in Evolution

    12/04/2008 8:33:45 PM PST · 76 of 164
    elmer fudd to dr_lew
    11 And God said, LET THE EARTH BRING FORTH GRASS, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding seed, and the fruit after his own kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: AND IT WAS SO.

    12 AND THE EARTH BROUGHT FORTH GRASS, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

    So that Rastafarian woman I was talking to the other day was right after all.

  • The War On Peanuts

    12/02/2008 11:25:46 PM PST · 28 of 40
    elmer fudd to frog in a pot

    Zero tolerance isn’t a bad concept. We should have zero tolerance for some things like pedophilia, rape or communism ;). The problem with zero tolerance in schools is that they usually adopt it in response to something silly and then take it to ludicrous lengths so that a picture of a pirate with a sword becomes a weapon violation.

  • Police: Mumbai gunmen came by sea from Pakistan

    12/02/2008 8:00:27 PM PST · 3 of 3
    elmer fudd to Sammy67
    For some reason the author does not want the reader to know ISLAM is responsible!

    I think you must be wrong about that. Islam is a religion of peace after all. Just ask the people in NY or Bali or Beslan or Sderot or any of the other fine places where muslims regularly interact with dirty kafirs er... their fellow men, (yeah, that's it).

  • Pittsburgh council OKs controversial lost-or-stolen gun bill

    12/02/2008 1:25:20 PM PST · 16 of 20
    elmer fudd to chris37
    All of my guns, of which my right to bear them SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED, were all sold in private sales, and no bill or record of said sale was generated, so I guess the powers that be will just have to take my word for it.

    Same here. What a coincidence! Some nice guy named T-Bone came by and offered to buy them all. Seems he runs a marksmanship club for disadvantaged youth and needed them for some sort of initiation ceremony or something. It's nice to see youth getting involved in sports and the outdoors!

  • Ex-professor guilty in child porn case

    12/02/2008 1:10:42 PM PST · 12 of 12
    elmer fudd to Born Conservative
    We need to start castrating these people when we catch them. Their sexual orientation seems to be practically set in stone and their recidivism rates are among the worst, so depending on the severity of their crime, I would propose either death, life in prison or castration accompanied by prison time. It's easy to say, "kill them all!", but let's be honest, we're not going to be killing anyone if all they've done is download a few pictures. Once they've demonstrated a predilection towards children however, I think it would only be prudent to castrate them and it might just allow them to lead an otherwise normal and productive life.

    I know that if I had sexual desires towards children, I would want to be castrated myself.

  • Pit bull apologists always sing the same tune

    10/22/2008 9:57:13 PM PDT · 70 of 71
    elmer fudd to Mojave
    You don't get it, do you? There's nothing to defend there. Dogs can be dangerous, but if you scale a 12' high enclosure containing dogs, then it's your fault when you get hurt. Since it was a 2 year old it's the child's parent's fault, as they should have been supervising their child. The child could just have easily fallen from 12' up and broken his neck.

    All sorts of things are dangerous in this world and if you have something potentially dangerous, like a car, pool, dog or gun then you have the responsibility to use adequate safeguards to protect your neighbors, but if someone disregards or violates those safeguards it's not the property owners fault. A 12' high fence I think would meet nearly everyone's standards for what is adequate to contain a dog.

    Now myself, I have serious doubts about the veracity of this story. Either something is being exaggerated or left out. First off, there are almost no 12' high fences in residential neighborhoods and they nearly always require a permit. Second, I think it would be next to impossible to find a jury who would convict someone who had the dogs contained in a 12' high enclosure. Third, even if they did convict it would almost certainly be for manslaughter rather than second degree murder.

    I also have trouble seeing this as being an incident that would be confined to pit bulls. Anytime you enter the territory of multiple, large dogs with aggressive temperaments you are taking your life into your hands. I could easily see this same thing happening with chows or rottweilers.

    And BTW, I do not own pit bulls. I never have and likely never will. They're just more liability than I wish to be responsible for, but the key word is responsibility. People who don't take responsibility for their animals, (or in this case their children), are the problem, not the animals.

  • Pit bull apologists always sing the same tune

    10/18/2008 12:27:32 AM PDT · 68 of 71
    elmer fudd to Mojave

    Well gee, you just figured that one out?

  • Pit bull apologists always sing the same tune

    10/18/2008 12:08:04 AM PDT · 65 of 71
    elmer fudd to Mojave

    Nope the parents of the toddler who somehow didn’t notice that he had scaled a 12’ fence with dogs behind it. Death by neglect.

  • Pit bull apologists always sing the same tune

    10/17/2008 11:55:52 PM PDT · 63 of 71
    elmer fudd to Mojave
    It's okay to kill improperly supervised kids? Gotta protect those meth labs.

    Absolutely not. That's why the parents belong in prison. They effectively killed their child the same as if they had let him play in traffic or handle a loaded gun. There are all kinds of hazards out there. Property owners have the responsibility to properly mark, enclose and warn others of them, but they don't have the responsibility of supervising their neighbors children. That same child could just as well have scaled a fence and drowned in a neighbors pool. Drowning deaths are far more common than fatal dog attacks, (more than 100 times as common).

  • Pit bull apologists always sing the same tune

    10/17/2008 12:20:37 AM PDT · 49 of 71
    elmer fudd to familyop

    If a 2 year old manages to climb over a 12 foot fence to get to the dogs, then the parent or guardian needs to do some prison time, not the dog owners. That’s a kid that’s not properly supervised.

    It’s not a matter of killing people for trespassing either. It’s a matter of reasonably containing your animals. If I hop over an electric fence and get killed by a farmer’s bull, that’s my own dumb fault not the farmers.

  • Pit bull apologists always sing the same tune

    10/16/2008 11:50:21 PM PDT · 37 of 71
    elmer fudd to Carling
    OK, then if your pit bull kills my kid, you should be up for premeditated murder charges.

    That should be true of any breed of dog, provided that your kid wasn't doing something illegal like trespassing in a fenced and marked enclosure or a residence. Dog owners need to take responsibility for their dogs regardless of the breed. The real problem are the idiots that keep aggressive dogs as a way to demonstrate their machismo. It doesn't matter whether it's a pit, a tosaken or a rottweiler. If you get an aggressive dog, neglect it, don't train it and don't properly contain it, you've got a time bomb on your hands. Unfortunately, this is common among some groups of people.

  • Dutchmen on trial for spreading HIV at sex parties

    10/15/2008 6:14:18 PM PDT · 22 of 34
    elmer fudd to Binstence

    So basically there is a trio of rapists and would be murderers and a dozen stupid victims who foolishly put themselves in a very risky situation. It kind of reminds me of women who get raped or abused by putting themselves in dangerous situations or dating total jerks. The victim never really deserves it, but sometimes it’s hard to have any sympathy for them since they deliberately put themselves in a situation where things like this were likely.

    It seems to me that there aren’t many places where you’d be at greater risk of contracting AIDS than at a gay orgy. Personally, I’d like to sentence the perpetrators to death and give each of the victims a solid kick in the ass.

  • Sharia law 'not fit for UK', says new Labour Muslim minister

    10/14/2008 12:07:16 AM PDT · 6 of 10
    elmer fudd to the scotsman

    It’s not that alternate courts are bad or that islam is unsophisticated, but rather that islam is inherently unjust. It’s a religious philosophy based on coercion and letting them have a religious court system that adherents can voluntarily opt for won’t work because too many people, (esp. women), will be compelled to use it.

    Judaism doesn’t have the same problems as islam, so their court system isn’t an issue.

  • "Austin Powers" Star Charged in Gang Rape

    10/09/2008 9:28:46 PM PDT · 11 of 18
    elmer fudd to jakerobins

    I’d be interested in seeing how the statute of limitations works on this one. I Googled it and only came away more confused after 10 minutes of reading. Apparently the SOL for rape in CA is 7 years, but if there are aggravating circumstances it may be that there is no SOL. Also there is no SOL for crimes with DNA evidence, but since I believe that law was passed after 1990 I don’t think it could apply in this case.

  • Orissa Christians made an offer they can’t refuse (Convert or Lose Everything)

    10/09/2008 9:04:47 PM PDT · 11 of 22
    elmer fudd to nickcarraway

    That’s why you never give up your guns. I’ll bet a few AK’s would have made their hindu neighbors see reason really quick.

  • Cancer Vaccine Used by 25% of Girls 13 to 17 (BARF)

    10/09/2008 8:54:03 PM PDT · 4 of 80
    elmer fudd to Responsibility2nd
    Vaccinations don't work if you wait until after the person is exposed. At age 11 we can reasonably expect that extremely few girls are sexually active. You can't make that same assumption at age 15 or 17.

    I really don't see what's so outrageous about expecting that girls will be sexually active. They always have been and humans would be extinct if they weren't.

  • CBS Poll: Uncommitted Voters Say Obama Won (but they remain uncommitted)

    10/07/2008 11:34:53 PM PDT · 17 of 75
    elmer fudd to Chet 99
    If it's a draw, then Obama wins. Since he's the better looking and more charismatic of the two, he just wins on appearances. Same thing with Palin and Biden. Since she was far more attractive and likable, she would have won the debate even if she hadn't done as well as she did.

    Debates really aren't about arguing, they're just popularity contests. Whoever comes out looking cooler is usually the winner.

  • Mackerel Economics in Prison

    10/06/2008 1:49:42 PM PDT · 5 of 6
    elmer fudd to HaplessToad

    I found this to be very interesting and perplexing at the same time. Apparently the inmates don’t like the mackerel, so why would it be of value to them? Cigarettes as a currency substitute make perfect sense. Smokers desire them, and even if you don’t smoke they still have value because of those who do. Mackerel however is only consumed by a few freaks like myself who happen to like it. Most people find it overpowering. Myself, I’ve always eaten fresh mackerel. I’m not sure even I would like the canned version.

  • Chinese Cityscape: Dalian

    10/05/2008 7:56:10 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    elmer fudd to Leisler
    No, what we have is something different. Yes, it's a long way from the constitutional republic the framers intended for us, but it's still not the fascist police state that exists in China. It's more of an oppressive welfare state. It's a long way from being free. We no longer enjoy a real right to bear arms or to be secure in our possessions. We are taxed at a level that resembles serfdom and our lives are far too regulated by an oppressive bureaucracy, but that's still not on a par with forced abortions, imprisoning people for disagreeing with the state and being ruled by unelected thugs.

    One reason I never was a supporter of a flag burning amendment is that I can easily envision a time when that flag will represent oppression and slavery and when that time comes, I will burn it too, just like our founding fathers burned their flag when they were British subjects. Of course, when that time comes, you can bet that the liberals will have banned it since come that time the flag will represent them.

  • Chinese Cityscape: Dalian

    10/04/2008 5:12:20 AM PDT · 8 of 11
    elmer fudd to Leisler
    One thing's for certain, China's communist in name only. Communism never produced that kind of prosperity and it never will.

    What we're looking at in China now is pure fascism.

  • Strongly considering buying a gun

    09/20/2008 9:31:08 PM PDT · 51 of 75
    elmer fudd to LiberalsSpendYourMoney
    I've got a Glock 22, (.40 S&W), myself and I like it, but if I were to do it again today I'd probably get a Springfield XD either in .40 S&W or .45 ACP. They're both fantastic guns for concealed carry, but I like the XD's grip angle, mags and grip safety more.

    For shooting at the range I prefer a full size 1911, but for actual concealed carry I find it too big, too heavy and it's capacity too low. I give the 1911 the nod for accuracy, but the XD and the Glock are more than adequate accuracywise to hit a bad guy at 25 yards.

    I would hesitate to go with a caliber smaller than .40 S&W or .357 Magnum, unless it was for a pocket pistol. I've got a AMT .380 that I use for that. Even though it's somewhat underpowered, it's as small as a wallet and I can easily and comfortably conceal it wearing nothing but a pair of cutoffs.

  • Why Is Obama Afraid Of Town Hall Debates?

    09/18/2008 5:38:23 PM PDT · 15 of 26
    elmer fudd to Reagan Man

    You’re exactly right. The minute Osama turned him down, McCain should have had commercials out there with the footage of Osama saying “anywhere, anytime”, and then asking, “if he’s afraid to debate McCain now, how’s he going to face these guys later?” At that point the screen could pan to images of Putin, Ahmadinijad and Kim Jong Il.

  • Palin Bags a Bigfoot

    09/17/2008 10:14:13 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    elmer fudd to tophat9000

    It looks a little like a Romanian PSL, but the front handguard and mag are wrong. In any event though, the rifle pictured there is all AK.

  • It's official - England is the MOST crowded country in Europe, thanks to immigration

    09/16/2008 12:35:27 PM PDT · 12 of 26
    elmer fudd to BGHater
    Yeah, I was under the impression the higher the population density the more crime you had as well as the general health problems associated with it. ie Stress, etc.

    Not necessarily. Some cities have extremely high population density and very low crime, Singapore for example. I think that corruption is probably the real determinant when it comes to crime. Societies that tolerate corruption nearly always have high crime rates and the more corrupt the society the worse the crime.

  • (DC) Mayor Fenty, Council Announce New Emergency Legislation to Amend the District's Gun Law

    09/16/2008 12:13:38 PM PDT · 10 of 24
    elmer fudd to gieriscm
    DC is asking the USSC to slap them again.

    Maybe, maybe not. If DC had had the proposed law in place rather than an outright ban, it's doubtful that Heller would have gone to the Supreme Court and even if it had the SC probably would have upheld it. Remember that 4 of the 9 judges felt that an outright ban on guns did not infringe on the right to keep and bear arms and that 2 of the other 5 seemed somewhat lukewarm in their support of gun rights.

    I'm guessing that this proposed new law will be approved by the council and probably upheld by the courts, but even though it is an abomination and an infringement on the rights of the residents of DC, we're still moving in the right direction. Gun owners there will have more rights under the law than they did a few short months ago and if we get McCain elected and a couple more moderate to conservative justices on the SC, then maybe we can get a few more victories.

    As I see it, the legacy of Heller will be to get rid of the outright gun bans in places like DC, NYC and Morton Grove. We'll still have to fight some more battles before we can get rid of the other illegal gun laws out there.

  • Out West, Obama Faces Gun Battle

    09/16/2008 12:26:39 AM PDT · 26 of 41
    elmer fudd to Jet Jaguar

    I think that one thing those of us in the gun rights movement have failed to do is to point out to sportsmen how tough the rats make it for them to hunt and fish. Let’s face it, there are probably about 30% of gun owners who really don’t care about the right to bear arms so long as they can keep their hunting guns and maybe a pistol for self-defense. The thing we need to point out to these folks is that the rats are a nightmare when it comes to hunting and fishing regulations as well.

  • Muslim protest for right to prayer (Outraged Muslims walk off Swift plant job)

    09/15/2008 9:36:12 PM PDT · 37 of 39
    elmer fudd to Free ThinkerNY

    I’m guessing this has to do with halal meat. Why else would the Swift plant have hired so many muslims in the first place and why else would they think they had the clout to strike?

  • White Privilege, White Guilt, White Joke

    09/15/2008 9:05:51 PM PDT · 15 of 20
    elmer fudd to GOPPachyderm

    I’m guessing the racist vote is probably only 5 or 6 percent with maybe half of that being undecideds and rats. That sounds small, but it’s actually hugh. The rats had little or nothing to gain in this election by nominating a black man. Blacks already vote 90% rat anyway. Long term however it might help keep them on the plantation.

  • Can Iran Successfully Deter A Military Attack?

    09/11/2008 11:38:11 PM PDT · 21 of 45
    elmer fudd to Fennie

    They can’t deter us militarily, but they can deter us economically. Imagine gas at $200/barrel. What president is going to want to risk that?

  • Detailed Study on Spread of H.I.V. in U.S.

    09/11/2008 9:21:37 PM PDT · 16 of 25
    elmer fudd to tbw2
    White women don’t sleep with white gay men when they find out they’re gay.

    Not from what I've seen. I've known a couple out gay/bi guys that didn't seem to have any trouble finding women. There are some girls out there that seem to like them.

  • Leading scientist urges teaching of creationism in schools

    09/11/2008 12:58:31 PM PDT · 12 of 17
    elmer fudd to wintertime
    The solution is to begin the process of privatizing universal K-12 education. Let parents, teachers, and principals decide these matters privately in private settings.

    Also....Please remember that evolution/ID/creationism is merely one of thousands of issues upon which there can be no compromise.

    As an agnostic I could not agree with you more. The best reason to privatize the schools IMO however is simply to get our money's worth. Even the best public schools are little more than mediocre, but they cost as much as elite prep schools.

    As a blue collar worker, I have to make serious economic sacrifices to send my daughter to private school. In her case, Catholic school, as they are the best I can afford. To see what kind of value we were getting for our money, my wife and I toured a handful of public schools with the thought that maybe we could save $5500 a year and buy something frivolous like a car with less than 100,000 on the odometer. We only bothered with the highest rated schools in our area and we found that their curriculum was about 1 to 2 years behind that of our daughter's school and their standardized test scores reflected this. They also receive more than twice the money per student as our daughter's school does.

  • Obama's Conundrum: Damned If He Doesn't - Dead If He Does

    09/11/2008 9:06:28 AM PDT · 20 of 20
    elmer fudd to newfreep

    Obama already has the rat vote nailed down, but he needs more than that to win. He needs the swing vote. By switching horses in midstream, he will appear weak and indecisive and the moderates won’t flock to Hillary. She’s not charismatic or likable. In fact she’s pretty much the opposite. Even her husband, who was charismatic and likable and presided over the country during a period of peace and prosperity, never managed to get 50% of the vote.

  • Obama's Conundrum: Damned If He Doesn't - Dead If He Does

    09/10/2008 9:46:34 PM PDT · 13 of 20
    elmer fudd to adm5

    Clinton would be a bigger disaster for Obama than Biden. First off, it would make him look weak and make his judgment appear poor. Second, he’d be stuck with Hillary as a running mate. She’s not a popular or likable woman. Even her own party could barely conceal their glee as they threw her under the bus. She wouldn’t excite the dems, but she would scare the bejesus out of the GOP and would probably bring more money in for McCain than Palin did.

  • Washington [State] Freeway Speed Cameras to Begin Ticketing

    09/09/2008 6:16:50 PM PDT · 39 of 40
    elmer fudd to paul51

    You’re right. The problem as I see it isn’t the cameras themselves, (they’re simply a tool), but that we don’t have any standards to govern their use. Imagine how overboard a city like Fife or Fircrest could go with cameras.