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  • How Dare This Worthless Piece of Manure – Refuse To Meet With the Honorable Jan Brewer

    05/31/2010 9:17:15 AM PDT · 14 of 23
    NJJ to TLittlefella
    On the other hand, I don’t think anything would dishonor Arlington more that Obama’s face in the cerimonys.
  • ABC News Absolves Obama of Oil Spill Blame by Bashing Sarah Palin

    05/23/2010 8:51:15 PM PDT · 30 of 36
    NJJ to Bigtigermike
    About the only thing Obama can do is send more lawyers.

    I'm waiting for everyone to blame BP for an accident that is affecting the lives and livelihood of millions of people around the Gulf. The bottom line is that because of BP’s incompetence in their business, they should be held responsible and pay a penalty.

    Speaking of incompetence in a business and causing economic losses, how irresponsible was/is it for the main stream media to be so incompetent in their jobs that they did not properly vet the US presidential candidates to expose and eliminate inexperienced candidates that were way over their heads and would make mistakes affecting and delaying recovery of THE ENTIRE WORLD ECONOMY?

  • OK, I HAVE AVOIDED THE BIRTHER ISSUE UNTIL WATCHING ANDERSON COOPER TONIGHT . . .

    04/21/2010 8:59:02 PM PDT · 45 of 415
    NJJ to MrChips
    Should the Republicans be fortunate enough to win both houses this November, I have a suggestion that they write a bill that would resolve whether a candidate is qualified for political offices. If they can get it passed, Obama would be hard pressed not to sign it, and/or there could be later consequences. The proposed law would be:

    1) Whatever candidate that runs for office, with special qualifications required, would have to have HIS/Her Party CERTIFY that the candidate meets ALL requirements for qualification. A candidate so CERTIFIED CAN NOT be challenged.

    2) Should evidence appear that the candidate IS NOT QUALIFIED, The candidate/office holder would be removed from office and his Party penalized (such as with loss of donor tax deduct ability) for a TBD period of time. The penalty would be applied at time of discovery and verification, regardless of when it occurs (including after the term is served) The certifying Party would be penalized and in case of the president, that presidency annulled.

    Such a law would not be targeting anyone and it would become effective for the 2012 election.

  • Griffin, NASA luminaries urge Obama to change space policy (Gene Kranz, American heroes)

    04/12/2010 7:42:23 PM PDT · 30 of 39
    NJJ to Names Ash Housewares
    I always felt that the years I worked in early lunar exploration, design and development, were like an advanced degree, learning things and methodologies, that I applied in commercial aerospace for the next 43 years.

    When you cut a program to save money, you end up moving knowledge out of the field, that can not be replaced. Stimulus money is better spent maintaining capability to retain world leadership, than it is paying off your constituents.

    Notice also he is also giving away leadership in Nuclear weapons systems. When you lose these people, you lose it all.

  • If I'd run again, I would've won, Stupak says

    04/09/2010 12:59:36 PM PDT · 33 of 51
    NJJ to mdittmar

    “You can’t fire me...I quit”

  • Grade Obama's First Year in Office (results so far)

    03/28/2010 8:42:08 PM PDT · 25 of 50
    NJJ to BornToBeAmerican

    Every time I see these kinds of score cards, with Obama, I’m upset that they don’t include an F-

  • Obama wants Republicans to control House and/or Senate next year (Vanity)

    03/28/2010 8:25:37 PM PDT · 24 of 46
    NJJ to wastedpotential
    Sorry, I don’t thinks so.
    It doesn’t matter if the Republicans win. He will have broken our Health Care System to improve it and it will still be broken. We have to depend on the courts to stop the momentum.

    He is conducting a Razzle Dazzle full court press to keep us off balance. He threw in the free college education plan at the same time to spend another trillion dollars. I’m sure he will follow up with with Cap & Trade and the other two bills as fast as he can before the Supreme Court gets the Health Bill. He is not worried about the courts striking down the ability to make everyone buy insurance because, with the law passed, he will only have to raise taxes.

    I am afraid he is spending so much that it may collapse our economy, and unfortunately, that would not bother him that much either. When he talks about playing on a level playing field, he really means playing on a flattened field. It’s easier to redistribute the material wealth when the monitary wealth is meaningless. Otherwise, he is just shaking the ladder of success to create some more openings and let more of his supporters get on the lower rungs.

    Obama is to the rebuilding of Amarica as World War II was to the rebuilding of Europe.

    The only counter moves we can do, other than speeding the court process is to press have him prove his natural citizenship and perhaps start recall petitions on all the legislatores, to give them some make work.

    We should also press (although time does not permit) to require political parties to certify their candidates qualifications for office, under penalty losing tax deductions for donations. The Democrats may be challenged while Obama is in office by, “what have you got to lose if he’s ok”?

  • America is a Republic, Not a Democracy!

    03/28/2010 4:49:11 PM PDT · 12 of 27
    NJJ to kwill4u

    What a novel concept. They ought to be teaching this in schools.

  • Curing the health care confusion (How to spin bad legislation)

    03/28/2010 7:22:59 AM PDT · 5 of 9
    NJJ to jimjohn2458
    Obama’s Bill is based on the premise that you have to break the system to fix it. Now that he's broken the system ...

    One problem is that when the courts rule that they can't force people to pay into it, because the rest of the law is in place, they will just have to raise everyone else’s taxes.

    This is no problem to Obama as when you add this trillion dollar expense to the other trillion dollars he tagged on for education (while everyone was distracted) he is almost assuring a collapse of the American economy.

    When he wants everyone playing on a level playing field, he really means a FLAT playing field. It's his way of shaking the ladder of success to make room for more to get on at the bottom.

    Obama is to the rebuilding of America as World War II was to the rebuilding of Europe.

  • Demonizing Everyday Americans

    03/28/2010 7:08:13 AM PDT · 15 of 24
    NJJ to Kaslin
    As I recall, the “sound bite” for the alleged threat was that the woman “wished him ill.”

    I don't think that was a threat. On that basis you would have to conclude that 2/3 of the American people thought that the Democratic party threatened them because they reduced their medical protection in passage of this bill.

  • Demonizing Everyday Americans

    03/28/2010 7:00:17 AM PDT · 12 of 24
    NJJ to Kaslin
    The Democrats appear shocked that everyone is taking the Health Care Bill so seriously and not just getting on with it.

    As to Obama, who is the president of all the people, I don't ever recall where a president (re his Armagedon speech) “mocked” a large group of his people. What class! Another difference between him and George Bush.

  • Real Men of Genius: Joe Biden

    03/28/2010 6:48:38 AM PDT · 6 of 9
    NJJ to bloodmeridian
    If I'm not mistaken, “a big f...ing deal” requires a 2/3 vote of both houses of the legislature and ratification by 3/4 of the states.
  • Graham: Pelosi has House Dems 'liquored up on sake' ready for 'suicide run'

    03/16/2010 8:08:17 PM PDT · 15 of 48
    NJJ to RobRoy
    >it means they are considering a variable that is off my radar.

    If they are smart they are thinking of cutting their losses and dumping the Hope and Change Pied Piper.

  • Pelosi: ObamaCare is the beginning of taking America “in a new direction”

    03/15/2010 2:59:01 PM PDT · 21 of 29
    NJJ to Justaham
    Obama is to the rebuilding of America as World War II was to the rebuilding of Europe.
  • On the Bubble (Major developments from the “yes” and “no” columns in the House)

    03/15/2010 2:45:08 PM PDT · 44 of 50
    NJJ to reaganator
    Obama is asking for a “Simple up or down vote.” What he is trying to do usually requires a constitutional amendment, ratified by 2/3 of the states.
  • Obama Marching Us Toward Martial Law - Building a Coalition of Forces Within the US

    02/22/2010 8:22:29 PM PST · 34 of 60
    NJJ to Whenifhow
    Barack Obama is to the rebuilding of America as World War II was to the rebuilding of Europe!
  • How Brown won

    01/23/2010 9:33:55 PM PST · 21 of 52
    NJJ to AKSurprise
    The turning point in the campaign came in the debate when Brown was led, by the Judas goat, to explain how he had the audacity to claim Ted Kennedy’s seat and he answered it with the forgotten truth—in a sound bite that had no end.
  • Muslim Cleric Anwar Awlaki Linked to Fort Hood, Northwest Flight 253 Terror Attacks

    12/29/2009 3:03:04 PM PST · 12 of 15
    NJJ to ilovesarah2012

    “Back in the good ole days this guy would have been assassinated. “

    Don’t they know how to write a contract in Washington?

  • AL QAEDA TO WAGE UNDERPANT-BASED WAR, SAY EXPERTS (JIHADIROOS ALERT!!!)

    12/29/2009 2:30:50 PM PST · 19 of 21
    NJJ to skully
    This makes me think of TWA Flight 800(?) off of Long Island.
    Maybe it was better to say it was wiring in the fuel tank than to worry anyone?
  • Obama's Top 10 Appointment Scandals

    12/25/2009 10:47:03 AM PST · 7 of 9
    NJJ to Peter Andrew Conservative
    The biggest mistake Obama has made has been to his own party. Rather than being Vice-President to Hillary Clinton for eight years, and maybe learning something that would have benefited the country, then being President for the next eight, he would have given the Democrats a solid sixteen years of control.

    His second mistake, when elected, he should have said “George Bush and the Republicans made such a mess of the economy that I will have to address economic recovery in my first term and I can not deliver on my promises until my second term.

    Of course, these mistakes are from lack of experience and now he is learning on the job from his own mistakes.

  • Dems Ensure America Will No Longer Be the Last Best Hope of Earth

    12/25/2009 10:35:28 AM PST · 8 of 15
    NJJ to jessduntno
    The last best hope now becomes: When Obama signs the bill, it will not be legal, as he is not qualified to be president. We can't wait for two years. It may be a “Hail Mary” but it's all we have.

    This will do so much damage to our health system that it can not be undone except by more government intervention. And this speaks nothing about aborting the economic recovery.

    As a case for reasonable cause, it is that he does not share American values: he goes out in the world and apologizes for things our country has done that I AM PROUD OF!

  • For 2010, little improvement seen in job market

    12/25/2009 10:13:58 AM PST · 10 of 21
    NJJ to FromLori

    Obama is chewing gum as he makes an omelet out of our (nest eggs) economy.

  • If healthcare passes the socialist coup d'etat has advanced beyond the point of no return!

    12/19/2009 1:42:19 PM PST · 153 of 728
    NJJ to outofstyle
    “For now it is the only viable option”

    No, there is another, a very long shot. If Obama is not qualified to be president (by natural birth) the bill he signs will not be law; if we can make a big enough stink with it. If it is passed, the majority of people will likely object (after their taxes are raised) and they realize they don’t have to wait two more years to correct it, IT CAN BE FIXED NOW.

    Obviously, Congress will not go along with it. The ploy (with public pressure) will then be - OK, we will accept your word, if you (Democratic Party) certify he is qualified and prove it by writing a certification process into law (and that he signs) - that a political party is required to certify that their candidates, present and future, meet all requirements for office, under penalties of decertification (and loss of tax exempt status for donors).

    That would be an interesting debate, especially since no one appears to be responsible (or own up to their responsibilities) for checking candidates meeting constitutional requirements

  • Obama should be expelled for tampering with his report card!

    12/19/2009 1:15:51 PM PST · 2 of 2
    NJJ to nutsonthebus
    When I first heard of his B+ self-grading, I immediately thought of his correct grade, and then realized I had never heard of that grade before: F-
  • Retired NYPD Officer: NYC Cops 'Outraged' At Obama

    07/25/2009 12:03:24 AM PDT · 28 of 47
    NJJ to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    One thing Oboma consistently says is, “As I've always said, ...” He is not capable of admitting he was wrong.

    However, maybe it's a Catch 22. If he is wrong on this, then what else may he be wrong on.

  • How to obtain a copy of Obama's original long-form birth certificate, legally. [Vanity]

    07/24/2009 11:36:38 PM PDT · 26 of 50
    NJJ to rumrunner
    I wonder that if it turns out that Obama is not qualified to be president, then perhaps the Democratic Party can be held responsible (or a partner in the crime), on the basis that by running him as a candidate they are certifying his credentials. This may then lead to cost penalties to those damaged and/or disfranchising the Democrats as a political party.

    Of course,they will deny he is not a natural born citizen, so it should be no problem (not) to write a law to this effect for all Parties.

    I also believe this push on Lou Dobbs is a game plan to stop the Republicans from pursuing this.

  • Letter: Obama pushes liberal agenda in national crisis

    03/12/2009 8:26:44 PM PDT · 6 of 12
    NJJ to 2ndDivisionVet
    What bothers me is that devaluing our nation's wealth supports Obama’s ideal of redistributing the wealth. It makes higher value property more reachable to those constituents benefiting from the stimulus windfall.
  • FReeper Book Club: Atlas Shrugged, The Chain

    01/26/2009 5:40:03 PM PST · 95 of 118
    NJJ to reformedliberal
    >There are plenty of children of the motivated and successful who could not be less interested in emulating their parents or grandparents...

    I recall hearing somewhere that children of great people rarely achieve similar greatness, however, grandchildren are more likely to carry over those traits. I've wondered if the children are too close to the original and subject to comparisons that are intimidating.

  • The Shadow Government of the Obama Administration

    01/24/2009 7:39:54 AM PST · 6 of 14
    NJJ to fiscon1
    >What makes the Obama administration different is first the sheer numbers of these folks,...

    These folks are just Grecian columns.

  • Our First FReeper Book Club: Atlas Shrugged

    01/19/2009 7:03:11 PM PST · 310 of 377
    NJJ to Publius
    Please add me to your ping list. I will have to find my old copy or buy a new one.

    I first read it in the 60’s, then again about 20 years ago. So it's now about time.

    Two things I've always wondered about:

    1)Two of Ayn Rand's male heros from Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead were Howard Roark and Hank Reardon; both of their initials being H.R.??

    2)I've always wanted to see it as a movie, or better, a TV Miniseries and I've always wondered if it should be updated to modern technology. After much thought I'm convinced it has to be just as it was written: railroads and high tech steel. Anything else would be too distracting. As written, it would be more abstract but applicable to the essence of reality.

    Thanks, Norm

  • Detroit has run out of road. The car's future lies in Europe (Hurl-o-matic)

    12/08/2008 8:14:12 PM PST · 54 of 55
    NJJ to gogeo
    I worked there from 1954 through 1963. Those were the good old days. I wish I could have listened to more of the hearings. News clips don't tell enough. I agree these are tough times and there are no easy answers.

    I talk to retired friends in Detroit and they all feel they have been making good progress in retooling a new product line to meet energy demands. The collapse of the credit market is what has brought them to this brink.

    The irony is that Congress and it's lack of oversight is what made the economy unstable and $4/gallon gas (in a recession) is what tipped it over. Now Obama is backing off on offshore drilling and Congress wants to manage the auto industry! Good luck - we all need it.

  • Detroit has run out of road. The car's future lies in Europe (Hurl-o-matic)

    12/06/2008 9:44:32 PM PST · 28 of 55
    NJJ to Cowboy Bob
    I was there. It was a great period working under Harley Earl during the Motoramas. At the time, the unions would strike only one manufacturer and what they settled for, all the other manufacturers matched for the same. Non union personnel generally also got any improvements. American manufacturers had almost the entire market so their costs were the same and they were competitive.

    In the years since, they lost their share and their legacy costs have become the noncompetitive difference. The problem, however, is not that they are not competitive, but rather we no longer have a credit economy—we have a barter economy, which doesn't work in the auto industry. It's NOT a problem bankruptcy can solve. No one will ever buy a car where warranty and service are in question. I think they have also just killed the brand names they have had to announce as part of their cutback plan.

    The only solution I can see is for companies that are forced to ask the government for assistance, to be required to take a percentage (TBD) hit across the board for all employees. As to the legacy costs (retirees), if the company went bankrupt, their retirement monies would fall into the Pension Benefits Guarantee Corporation (a U.S. Government Function) anyway, so why not let the government absorb and pay all those (probably discounted) legacy costs now (without the bankruptcy). That would permanently remove that burden from the manufacturers and combined with the percentage labor reductions, should make the U.S. auto industry competitive and viable.

    The costs of their cars would then be “LLL” (List-Less-Legacy”

  • Carbonite, online backup - how good is it?

    12/06/2008 8:43:42 PM PST · 17 of 53
    NJJ to EveningStar
    Every time I hear that commercial I wonder who the idiot was that selected that name. It obviously is a play on “carbon copy.” All of us old folks remember that before Xerox, secretaries had to type a master copy and had up to about eight layers of carbon paper with thin “onion paper” paper sandwiched in between.

    The challenge was how hard the typewriter could pound the keys to deposit enough carbon on the lowest copy in order to be legible. It was really crappy but it was all we had.

    So I wonder what marketing guru named a computer technology after an old fashion obsolete process.

  • Congress, White House talking $15B auto bailout

    12/05/2008 9:38:53 PM PST · 8 of 9
    NJJ to NormsRevenge
    Everyone seems to think bankruptcy will solve the problem They think they are failing because of bad management. Sorry, but the problems they are having with high labor costs are not the reason they are failing. They are failing because this has changed from a credit economy to a barter economy and you cant sell cars that way.

    They are failing because we've been in a recession for the last year and gas went up to $4/gallon for most of the year. Someone explain how our economy could survive that.

    Charles Wilson, Defense secretary under Eisenhower & former GM CEO testified before congress that, “What's good for the country is good for GM and what's good for GM is good for the country.” He was right then and he's right now.

    If the industry went into bankruptcy, that would mean all of their suppliers would not be paid. How long could they survive? Others have said the American car industry could rebuild themselves through bankruptcy. Would anyone buy a car with warranty and service contracts from such a company?

    Foreign cars are also sitting on docks, not picked up by dealers that can't move the cars they have now (because of the credit crunch). Knock out American cars and this would solve foreign car manufacturers problems. It's safe to assume that American workers, in good part, buy American cars. Put them out of work and you also reduce that share of the market.

    Charles Wilson's statement was based on the immediacy of the economic impact, working through the (American)automotive industry. It's the main artery of the US economy. A shot in the main artery will yield the fastest action. Conversely, if you want to kill it, cut of its head.

    Yes, they have problems created forty years ago when the Big 3 (or 4) had almost the entire American market. Labor would go on strike against (only) one of the companies. Whatever they settled for, all the other companies gave essentially the same. No one got hurt because they all had the same costs and were competitive. The unions and management still made good money. The ‘50 were not a bad time to live in the USA.

    Today, with their loss of share, they are not competitive but they still would be alive if the economy didn't go sour because of the lack of oversight by the US Congress. To my thinking, the wrong group of people were sitting behind the table. It should have been Barney Frank and his friends.

    They should be looking now on how to salvage the situation by implementing the effects of bankruptcy, without going into bankruptcy. I see where all the US industry players are going to have to take some hits, but they should be able to recover. They have done a lot to reshape their product lines, at great expense. Hopefully they will be able to reduce the prices of the cars to what they are worth -- List minus Legacy.

  • Why Obama's natural born status matters

    12/05/2008 8:47:58 PM PST · 6 of 62
    NJJ to JGA2Z
    What I worry about is that every law that he signs into law would be subject to challenge. This would undercut our foundation of Law.
  • "...a Gentleman from Detroit is here to see you about bailout funding."

    11/28/2008 7:29:35 PM PST · 8 of 10
    NJJ to Westlander
    1957 - That was a good year. I was there.
    I don't remember much about it except it was good. One of the best Turkey games.
  • Voter Fraud

    11/05/2008 8:05:32 PM PST · 50 of 69
    NJJ to Fu-fu2
    What they should do, at least for absentee ballots, is make it mandatory that they return all ballots that have been rejected for reason to the original senders. I would certainly know that I didn't vote for two candidates for the same office.

    The only problem is - this congress ain't going to pass any such law.

  • Obama's Tax Plan Hurts Small Business, it Hurts You

    10/24/2008 11:06:40 AM PDT · 2 of 2
    NJJ to Notoriously Conservative
    Two Questions:
    1) If they raise taxes on only the top 5% of earners, how much will they have to increase their salaries, bonuses or performance fees to make up for it?
    2) How much will business operations pools, for jobs or merit increases, be reduced to cover those increases?

    This is why there is such a large disparity in incomes between corporate, entertainment and sports stars and regular people, after all these years of taxing the rich.

  • McCain Camp Responds to Obama's DOJ Letter

    10/19/2008 2:19:33 AM PDT · 18 of 93
    NJJ to wac3rd
    Who is Barack Obama? ... He sure ain't John Galt!
  • Obama Camp Asks DoJ For Investigation (Stop investigating ACORN!)

    10/19/2008 2:08:40 AM PDT · 12 of 36
    NJJ to XHogPilot
    Any information on ACORN would be helpful. I always wanted to know what a “community organizer” does, since that is the only experience Obama has on his resume.
  • Freep this Poll: McCain Says Obama's Plans Socialistic: Are McCain's remarks fair?

    10/19/2008 1:54:04 AM PDT · 8 of 25
    NJJ to Fresh Wind
    The only good thing about an Obama administration is that we would finally see Atlas Shrugged as a mini-series.
  • Obama camp suggests lies over Palin visit to Iraq

    09/13/2008 8:34:25 PM PDT · 26 of 32
    NJJ to comebacknewt
    It might be a good idea, whenever anyone references NBC or any of its variants, that they tag it with /GE, i.e., NBC/GE. Not that they have to do anything about it, but just so everyone understands who stands with them for what they say.
  • Obama profile: Ability to evolve and adapt

    09/13/2008 8:22:44 PM PDT · 33 of 56
    NJJ to Plutarch
    A community organizer is someone that is a utilizer of resources. What we need is someone who is a creator of resources.
  • Keith Olbermann offended at 911 tribute video last night?

    09/05/2008 2:37:25 PM PDT · 69 of 96
    NJJ to MrChips

    Correction: MSNBC(i.e. NBC/GE)

  • Republicans Relish Pitting Palin vs. Obama on Experience

    09/01/2008 8:17:34 PM PDT · 48 of 63
    NJJ to Vision Thing
    The issue is Obama’s judgement. The Democrats had a dream ticket opportunity of Clinton/Obama that would have guaranteed them 16 years in control of the White House. It would be hard to argue that Obama would be a better president now than he would have been after eight years as a VP (experience). They both would have been better off (for the Democrats) if they ran the dream ticket.
    By beating Hillary in the primarys, he may have destroyed her as a viable candidate and now he risks losing it all to McCain.
    He has exercised bad judgement. I have to think he also lacks confidence that he could win it if he waited eight years.
    When you look at how he has been blowing the campaign since he won the primaries, you can see he is learning from his mistakes. That is called experience.
  • Republicans Relish Pitting Palin vs. Obama on Experience

    09/01/2008 8:00:14 PM PDT · 39 of 63
    NJJ to Vision Thing
    I hope that at some time someone will ask Obama if he has ever run a lemonade stand.
  • The humiliation of a young girl

    09/01/2008 7:48:46 PM PDT · 30 of 126
    NJJ to aclusux.com
    The thing I've noticed is that the libs appear to be ANGRY with the selection. This doesn't make sense for a political argument. They should either be happy at a bad selection of fearful of a good selection. I think they are fearful AND angry of the selection as a successful POWER PLAY.
  • Public Opinion Backs Demand for Richer People to Pay Higher Rates (UK)

    09/17/2007 2:00:09 PM PDT · 26 of 46
    NJJ to RetiredArmy

    So how much will the rich have to raise their salaries or bonuses to offset those taxes and who’s money pool do they have to take it out of for the government to get their piece of the action.

  • All Assets Engaged to Find U.S. Soldiers Missing in Iraq

    05/14/2007 6:57:30 PM PDT · 18 of 36
    NJJ to SandRat

    It might be a good time to ask the Red Cross to look after those prisoners. It might waken the media see to who we are fighting.

  • Battalion commander said 'men aren't murderers' when confronted with Haditha allegations

    05/14/2007 6:49:47 PM PDT · 10 of 15
    NJJ to radar101

    I believe our military command alone is capable of determining whether engagements are in accordance with rules of engagement. Civilians and the media should not be any part of it. We shouldn’t expect anyone, in the combat situation we have asked them to go into, to hesitate for that instant that could cost them their lives.

    I would like to see them free those marines that are up on charges. And as to the present situation with the three captured marines, we should ask the Red Cross to intervene and assure their safety.