Posts by Paloma_55

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  • If a Teleprompter Falls in the White House Does It Make a Sound?

    07/13/2009 5:58:44 PM PDT · 7 of 29
    Paloma_55 to AmericanSphinx71

    If the teleprompter fails, will it make a sound?


    “Uh, uh, uh, what, uh, I, uh, mean, uh, to, uh, say, uh, uh, uh...”

  • The Smiling Unborn Child (Music in Utero)

    07/13/2009 5:50:24 PM PDT · 13 of 58
    Paloma_55 to TN4Liberty

    So, is your point that if you were to take a fetus and slowly start crushing its feet, then removing its legs, then its arms, and then crush its body before finally crushing its head, it would feel no pain?

  • Suspected US missiles kill 7 in Pakistan

    03/12/2009 3:08:12 PM PDT · 18 of 20
    Paloma_55 to gandalftb

    BOOM BOOM!!! Out go da lights!!! da da da da da da da....

  • Funny Cartoon- Fed Stimulus Plan and Job Creation

    03/11/2009 9:44:38 AM PDT · 6 of 6
    Paloma_55 to april15Bendovr

    The machine itself is called “Big Government” and should be growing massively.

  • That Was Very Nicely Done

    10/07/2008 7:58:35 PM PDT · 46 of 167
    Paloma_55 to Perdogg

    Dear John,

    Your idea of paying down mortgages for people who bought high and cannot make their payments is absolutely IDIOTIC!

    Imagine two guys living in houses across the street from each other.

    Joe has not been making the payments on his house for 8 months. Instead, he has been putting the cash into a savings account figuring he will need it when he finally gets kicked out of his house. He refinanced two years ago and bought a new truck, a car and a boat with the cash.

    Larry bought the same model for the same price, refinanced his home and used the money to put his daughter through college. Larry is making his payments monthly.

    Joe is going to get a letter from John McCain telling him that he no longer owes as much money on his home as he originally committed to. He gets to keep the truck, car and boat.

    Larry keeps making his payments.

    What is wrong with this picture?? I will tell you.

    When Larry finds out what happened with Joe, he stops making his payments. Why should he honor a debt when Joe has been given a free pass?

    McCain’s proposal has a huge downside risk of leading to higher default rates. It rewards irresponsibility. It pays for Joe’s irresponsibility with OUR tax dollars.

    What an idiot!

  • The Bailout Plan as of Sunday Morning

    09/29/2008 5:22:13 AM PDT · 3 of 7
    Paloma_55 to Travis McGee

    Question: Are those legislators who took money from Wall Street required to recuse themselves from this vote?

  • House to Vote on Historic $700B Market Bailout

    09/29/2008 5:19:40 AM PDT · 32 of 38
    Paloma_55 to G.Mason

    One thing I would like to see is an SEC rule that does not allow BODs to take “proxy” votes from non-voters.

    Many companies will send out proxy notices and include terms which say that if the proxy is not returned, the BOD gets to use that vote.

    If corporations were responsible to their shareholders rather than manipulated by BODs who are getting kickbacks on their votes, problems like over-compensation of CEOs, etc would go away.

    Also, we would not see corporate sponsorship of political issues like gay marriage that we currently do. PG&E is putting a ton of money into California’s Prop 8 (opposing the protection of marriage) with a total disregard for their shareholders’ opinion on the issue.

    Most shareholders would likely not support spending money on that initiative one way or the other.

  • You're Ahead, Charlie Brown (Dem leads McClintock)

    09/29/2008 5:07:13 AM PDT · 22 of 23
    Paloma_55 to Impy

    You may have missed my point.

    The poll was clearly a Brown push-poll.

    I hung up. How many other McClintock supporters hung up?

  • You're Ahead, Charlie Brown (Dem leads McClintock)

    09/28/2008 3:26:55 AM PDT · 20 of 23
    Paloma_55 to Impy

    I was called on this poll. Here is how it went.

    “We are doing a survey with regard to the California District 4 congressional race between retired Air Force officer Charlie Brown, and Southern California politician Tom McClintock”.

    Given the framing of their objective, I asked “Are you an independent polling organization” and they said “yes”.

    At this point, I asked if they were being paid by any campaign organization, at which they answered “Yes, we are being paid by the Charlie Brown for Congress campaign”.

    And I said “I thought so” and hung up.

    There were probably a LOT of people like me who figured out it was a stunt poll and hung up on them.

  • What you need to know about Hillary Rodham Clinton

    02/24/2008 8:12:42 AM PST · 33 of 80
    Paloma_55 to COUNTrecount

    What about her lesbian affair with a campaign staffer?

    Is that story getting held up for a while?

  • China arms buildup 'alarming'

    02/24/2008 8:08:52 AM PST · 7 of 20
    Paloma_55 to AuntB

    The Chinese are good at taking a piece of equipment and breaking it down, then re-assembling it...and of course, making a factory to build all the pieces so they can then manufacture as many as they want.

    I would not be surprised if the Loral Missle technology that Clinton allowed them to steal is being cloned in a secret factory such that their threat is much greater than we even imagine.

  • McCain Hopes Castro Meets 'Karl Marx Very Soon'

    02/24/2008 8:05:05 AM PST · 3 of 23
    Paloma_55 to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    I figured out a way that I could vote for McCain.

    If he nominated Condoleeza as his VP.

    I would then have some hope that McCain would join Castro and Marx after about two years, and Condi could hold the white house for 10.

  • Column One: Kosovo's stark warning

    02/24/2008 8:03:23 AM PST · 8 of 18
    Paloma_55 to kronos77

    I have to wonder if George Soros is working behind the scenes and one hand is on the Democrat puppet, and one hand on the Republican puppet.

    Visualize Mexifornia.

  • What TNR Missed On The McCain “Scandal”

    02/21/2008 8:14:44 PM PST · 2 of 19
    Paloma_55 to jdm

    The untold story here is that Matt Lauer admitted this morning on NBC that this story has been percolating around newsrooms for 3 months.


    Why did they not make it available to the public BEFORE John McCain was nominated?

    Answer: They did not want someone other than McCain as the Republican nominee.

    Point: The media DOES control our political process. We like to imagine that they do not, but we are wrong. We have to get lucky.

  • Rush, right rally to McCain

    02/21/2008 8:11:37 PM PST · 56 of 194
    Paloma_55 to capt. norm
    Are we going to let one of our (most of the time) guys take all this incoming ordnance without us showing a little support/backbone?

    I will happily attack the NY Times.

    I will happily point out how they (and NBC, CBS, etc) withheld a story that could have been published 3 months ago and rendered Romney or Huckabee as the Republican nominees.

    But I am not going to support McCain just because the NY Times attacks him. If he did it, he deserves it.

    If he did not do it, it does not matter to me because he has done enough that I will NOT say to myself "Well, OK, maybe 15 million permanent visas and another 10-30 million children will be born off those visas" just to stick my finger in the NY Time's eye. I will not go along with McCain's disastrous policies.
  • Rush, right rally to McCain

    02/21/2008 7:57:24 PM PST · 47 of 194
    Paloma_55 to ricks_place

    This morning I watched the NBC morning news as I made my toast and heard Matt Lauer interviewing Bob Bennett on this issue.

    Lauer (Paraprhased) “This story has been bubbling around in newsrooms since early in December, why do you think the NY Times decided to bring it out today?”

    Now, regardless of the answer that Bob Bennett provided, there is something that Bob Bennett did not do... he should have immediately said “WHAT?!? YOU knew about this since December and YOU kept it from the public!!!?!?!?”

    Lauer admitted that the dinosaur media knew about the charges and withheld them through the entire Republican primary until John McCain could lock it up. Why did they not bring these charges forward sooner?

    Can you say “President Romney”??

    They did not want McCain to be hit until they had helped him beat the true conservatives. (OK, when I say “true conservatives” I realize this is a lenient application of the term for either Romney or Huckabee, but miles to the right of McCain)

  • Superdelegates, heed the voters

    02/14/2008 8:52:51 PM PST · 15 of 16
    Paloma_55 to Bob Buchholz

    You are absolutely right. I blew that!

  • Superdelegates, heed the voters

    02/14/2008 6:26:23 AM PST · 4 of 16
    Paloma_55 to NCDragon

    Oh..and Jumpin Jim is now a Democrat super-delegate. That’s rich!

    The Republican that jumped parties after Bush was elected is now in a position to help Hillary cheat the voters. Rich!

  • Superdelegates, heed the voters

    02/14/2008 6:24:46 AM PST · 3 of 16
    Paloma_55 to NCDragon

    Its hard to imagine Hillary allowing the election to slip through her fingers. Treachery is not a foreign concept to her.

    I am hoping that she pulls a trick out of her hat and gets the super delegates and Florida/Michigan delegates and flips the nomination over.

    It would be so much fun to watch.

  • Fox Calls NY for McCain

    02/05/2008 6:23:31 PM PST · 17 of 106
    Paloma_55 to Aristotelian

    SO, the question many of us are not going to vote for the presidential candidate in November?


    I will sleep easy too.

    I will not be a part of McCain being the president.

  • AP: Huckabee wins in Alabama

    02/05/2008 6:05:01 PM PST · 3 of 61
    Paloma_55 to pissant

    Huckabee wins Alabama... McCain one step closer.


    02/05/2008 5:25:32 PM PST · 12 of 86
    Paloma_55 to pissant

    He got about 15 minutes of free campaign time this morning on NBC’s morning news. I wonder if McCain Feingold was designed to allow that advantage?? The news companies get to promote their man in front of 15 million voters on the morning of the election....nice.

    The latest polls show Romney rising in California by 10 points in the last two days.

    I hope the Huckabee folks realize that their guy is cutting a deal with the devil to advance his own political fortune, which is contrary to his evangelical values claims.

  • Why Evangelicals Should Support Mitt Romney

    02/05/2008 5:14:29 PM PST · 35 of 35
    Paloma_55 to wastedpotential

    No thanks - I won’t vote for a man who treats the murder of the unborn as a political issue, changing positions to fit his electorate.

    So who do you vote for??

    The guy who wants to allow 12 million trespassers to stay in our country... use embryos for stem cell research?

    Or the guy who pretends to be a Christian but is currently using a diabolical and dishonest back-stabbing attack on Romney while soft-peddling a VP deal??? Would you vote for a man who claims he wants to be president, when he is no longer running for president?

  • Why Evangelicals Should Support Mitt Romney

    02/05/2008 9:20:51 AM PST · 5 of 35
    Paloma_55 to The Forgotten Man

    Huckabee has been acting like a hitman for McCain for the last two weeks.

    That should tell you about his true character.

    Why has he not gone after McCain for amnesty, tax-cut opposition, blatant lying, etc?

    He wants the VP job and is willing to sell his soul by deceiving his followers into stealing votes from Romney.

    Vote Romney!

  • Townhall : "HUCK well AHEAD of Romney IN at least 6 of Tuesday's STATES' contests" !

    02/05/2008 9:12:16 AM PST · 24 of 72
    Paloma_55 to Cluster

    has Huckabee now suddenly morphed???


    He has turned from a presidential candidate, to a hit-man for McCain.

    He has not attacked McCain for two weeks now. Not the way a presidential candidate would act.

  • Caption This.....

    02/05/2008 8:32:11 AM PST · 3 of 36
    Paloma_55 to COUNTrecount

    I feel her pain...

  • Who is the Right Candidate for Immigration? by Michael Cutler

    02/05/2008 8:31:20 AM PST · 3 of 16
    Paloma_55 to K-oneTexas


    Huckabee wants to give free tuition to illegals

    McCain wants to give Z visas to 15 million illegals and let them stay here forever

  • Success In A Leader

    02/05/2008 8:29:52 AM PST · 2 of 6
    Paloma_55 to Kaslin

    Flip Flops??

    Not really. Flips, not flops.

    He has turned in all the right directions.

    McCain on the other hand, has flopped on the most important ones.

    Huckabee, a supposed man of moral character, is now working as a spoiler for McCain. Huckabee has spent the last two weeks attacking Romney from behind while McCain attacks from the front.

    Why has Huckabee not gone after McCain on all the issues that a conservative Christian would??? Hmmm????

  • Mary's Message to the Right

    02/05/2008 8:26:10 AM PST · 15 of 51
    Paloma_55 to Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

    I heard that James Dobson declared that Huckabee supporters would be best served by voting for Romney and that the #1 issue for Republicans in this primary is NOT to have a McCain/Hillary race in the fall because he could not vote for either.

    This was comforting to me as it confirmed what I had already decided.

    I would rather let Hillary or McCain win on their own without my vote so that I will not be a part of the disaster they bring upon us.

    McCain will get his 15 million illegals a Z-visa if he gets elected.

    He will shut down ANWR and force us to beg for oil.

    He will nominate judges that the Democrats will not want to filibuster and keep Roe v Wade going for another 50 years.

    He will allow gay marriage to expand across the country.

    McCain hates Christian conservatives and he does not shy away from that fact.

  • Will Romney buy the White House?

    02/04/2008 11:42:09 AM PST · 66 of 168
    Paloma_55 to DannyTN

    Huckabee the Spoiler

    Why is it that Huckabee is constantly attacking Mitt Romney and leaving John McCain un-touched?

  • Holloway case: 'full confession' on television (and more)

    02/04/2008 11:40:00 AM PST · 5 of 38
    Paloma_55 to knighthawk

    So Van Der Sloot is pressing the “she died and all I did was dispose of the body” defense.

    Question: Did they give her Roofies & alcohol that led to her death?

  • Will Romney buy the White House?

    02/04/2008 11:38:08 AM PST · 51 of 168
    Paloma_55 to DannyTN

    He can use some of my money to do it.

    Huckabee does not have a chance of winning, only spoiling.

    We HAVE to stop McCain. He will be the destruction of the Reagan coalition.

    McCain is the enemy. He fought us on Campaign Finance, Illegal Immigration, Tax cuts, Inheritance Tax and even when he was right (the Surge) his methods were destructive.

    VOTE ROMNEY, the one the media is telling you not to vote for.

  • Zogby: Romney Leads In California

    02/04/2008 11:32:06 AM PST · 124 of 131
    Paloma_55 to Bobkk47

    Folks, if you have not voted yet (absentee), Huckabee cannot win and we cannot let John McCain be the nominee.

    Lets unite and put the most viable alternative to John McCain forward.


  • A Great Contest

    02/02/2008 6:53:35 AM PST · 13 of 21
    Paloma_55 to San Jacinto


    It beats the following;

    1) 1st term lightweight for president!!!
    2) HyperAmbitious lightweight for president!!!
    3) Turncoat back stabber for president!!!
    4) Preacher turned politician for president!!!

  • A Great Contest

    02/02/2008 6:45:51 AM PST · 10 of 21
    Paloma_55 to Paloma_55

    I should mention, I will vote for the polished turd.

    The rest of them are totally unacceptable.

  • A Great Contest

    02/02/2008 6:45:09 AM PST · 8 of 21
    Paloma_55 to sono

    Classifying success by the color/gender/faith of the people running is exactly the wrong thing.

    We cannot say that this is the most qualified group of candidates. In fact, its one of the least qualified groups ever.

    Obama - lightweight popularist with no executive experience
    Hillary - no executive experience but married to one
    McCain - with no executive experience and willing to compromise principles as long as he gets his way
    Romney - polished turd who took 40 years to see the light
    Huckabee - wishy-washy governor of a 48th class state

    The author has it 100% wrong.

  • Mark Steyn: It's a shame one of them has to win

    02/02/2008 6:40:13 AM PST · 22 of 182
    Paloma_55 to Leisler

    I will agree with you on the point that Mitt has about 3 days to roll up his sleeves and engage in a dog fight. He either has to show that he can do it, or lose.

    That said, McCain will lose in the Fall because many of us will not vote for him.

    I would rather not vote for the presidential ticket and have the Democrats take on a recession and a public that is really unhappy with either side.

    Then, if the Republicans realize that putting liberals in front is the wrong approach and get back to their conservative base, they can take back Congress in 2010 and start moving conservative issues forward.

  • Blizzards Strand Thousands in China (Darn Global Warming)

    01/29/2008 12:25:22 PM PST · 16 of 17
    Paloma_55 to blam

    The report I cited showed a solar energy fluctuation cycling on 11 year, 80 year and 200 year cycles.

    Since these are not divisible by each other, this means that every so often, you get phase alignment where they are all peaking simultaneously. Such events, when warming are rare, and when cooling are also rare.

    The 17 year lag is just now appearing which shows that the cooling trend will head down with 11 year bumps but continuously get cooler and cooler.

    It will be hard to argue “greenhouse warming” when cooling becomes predominant.

  • US News and World Report: Bill Clinton the Albatross

    01/28/2008 6:43:15 PM PST · 13 of 52
    Paloma_55 to Nervous Tick

    Its fun to watch, but I cannot figure out how the media can allow Obama to get the nomination.

    If McCain wins Florida, they might decide they can live with him instead of Hillary.

    But if Romney wins Florida, expect to see a huge turn by the media in support of Hillary.

    The media can take Obama, Hillary or McCain, but they cannot allow Romney and Obama to win their respective nominations.

    It cannot happen because Mitt would beat Obama.

    The next few days are going to be interesting.

  • Blizzards Strand Thousands in China (Darn Global Warming)

    01/28/2008 6:37:24 PM PST · 4 of 17
    Paloma_55 to milwguy


    2007 is going down as the coldest winter in 10 years.

    Russian Scientists have determined that periodic changes in solar energy have turned the tide, and that due to a 17 year lag in earth's response to this cycle, we are just now seeing the global cooling begin.

    We will see warming between now and 2040 as the 11 year cycles continue, but the 80 year and 200 year cycles are turning and we are going to see ever colder global temperatures.

    The real question... how will the global warming folks explain this?
  • Fred shows some spark

    01/11/2008 3:40:04 PM PST · 9 of 42
    Paloma_55 to ellery

    Fred HAS to win in SoCarolina. Its his chance to get positive momentum and if not, to be relegated to the dust heap. Romney is less concerned about SoCarolina, but has to win Michigan.

  • CNN Opinion Research Poll: McCain GOP Front Runner

    01/11/2008 3:37:23 PM PST · 11 of 101
    Paloma_55 to Kuksool

    You have to admit, it is entertaining to watch the media try to define the election. When the people do not follow their lead, they freak out. When people do, they gloat.

    Many people predicted McCain winning NH because of the fact they allow independents and democrats to vote for Republicans there.

    The surprise with Hillary was that she did not have to bite her lip to cry, she just thought about losing the election and was smart enough to pretend it was her “concern for the nation”. Of course, we were not fooled by that, but liberal feminist leaning women...

    More to watch. Romney is going after Michigan hard and McCain stuck his foot in his mouth there. We will see how that goes. Huckabee is being dealt a blow by reality. The media never wanted him, they just wanted him to take Iowa from Romney and now that job is done, he is being pushed aside. The part that makes me want to puke is that Rudy gets to sleep for another 3 weeks, then on Feb 4th he will automatically win NY, CA, NJ and a ton of delegates in winner take-all states without even lifting a finger.

  • Why Huckabee matters

    12/29/2007 7:43:51 AM PST · 3 of 31
    Paloma_55 to madprof98

    I see his rise primarily fueled by non-stop promotion by the media, who wants a fight in the Republican primaries and the weakest candidate they can bring forward.

    I understand the immediate interest in Huckabee as he did well in the debates, but when you challenge his positions, he does not do well. The most recent example of Pakistani intrusion through our southern border demonstrates that he cannot hold up in a head-on debate with a Democrat because he talks without facts to support him.

  • Al Gore in Bali: 'My own country is principally responsible for obstructing progress' [Ed Koch]

    12/29/2007 7:36:12 AM PST · 2 of 41
    Paloma_55 to Incorrigible

    Al Gore is not worried about lowering the standard of living in the USA. He is not tied to the standard of living in the USA. He is a citizen of the world. He is a member of the proletariat. When the people of the USSR were standing in bread lines with no shoes on their feet, the proletariat were sitting in Dachas eating caviar and drinking champagne. Al Gore knows that he is going to live well, regardless of how the USA does and his family will do well also. They are supporters of a system whereby your family determines your economic well being because it is a member of the ruling class.

  • 'Tis The Season For Attack Ads

    12/29/2007 7:31:14 AM PST · 2 of 4
    Paloma_55 to jdm

    This is what happens when you put key primaries in early January and have major media focus on them. The attack ads always run right before the vote.

  • Romney's Christmas Present to the 'Gay' Lobby Should End Pro-Family Support for his Candidacy

    12/26/2007 11:07:25 AM PST · 10 of 105
    Paloma_55 to Ol' Sparky

    It just amazes me how we ASSUME that homosexuality is an inherent trait and thus justifies civil rights status. All of the data says it is a learned/chosen behavior, not inherent. Despite years of attempting to prove genetic predisposition, it has not been done.

    We cannot/should not assign civil rights to behaviors.

  • Scientists Find Good News About Methane Bubbling Up From the Ocean Floor Near Santa Barbara

    12/20/2007 3:42:47 PM PST · 5 of 32
    Paloma_55 to LasVegasMac

    I remember walking those beaches and getting an inch of tar/sand stuck to the bottom of my shoes.

  • Romney Questioned about Statements

    12/20/2007 3:40:47 PM PST · 4 of 70
    Paloma_55 to pepperhead

    I see the media has gotten carried away yet again.

    OK, I did not actually see it, but I see what you are talking about.

  • Edwards(John) and the Enquirer

    12/19/2007 5:41:23 AM PST · 27 of 163
    Paloma_55 to AmericanMade1776

    It would be a huge irony if Edwards were to get up to a podium, look the camera in the eye, bite his lip, and pound the podium while stating “I did NOT have sex with that woman...not one time!!!”

  • What to do about illegal immigrants

    12/17/2007 6:25:00 PM PST · 4 of 41
    Paloma_55 to Bob

    no deportation required...they would leave