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  • The rough road ahead for GM (After running nothing in his life, Obama lands CEO position)

    03/30/2009 5:33:41 PM PDT · 24 of 26
    You Dirty Rats to tobyhill

    Below are excerpts from two different documents. Which document better supports the President’s view of his actual powers?

    The Constitutional Powers of the President (From Article II):

    Section 2.

    The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

    He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

    The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

    Section 3.

    He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information on the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

    The powers granted to the Reich Chancellor, 1933 by the passage of the Enabling Act:

    Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Nation

    The Reichstag has enacted the following law, which is hereby proclaimed with the assent of the Reichsrat, it having been established that the requirements for a constitutional amendment have been fulfilled:

    Article 1

    In addition to the procedure prescribed by the constitution, laws of the Reich may also be enacted by the government of the Reich. This includes the laws referred to by Articles 85 Paragraph 2 and Article 87 of the constitution.[1]

    Article 2

    Laws enacted by the government of the Reich may deviate from the constitution as long as they do not affect the institutions of the Reichstag and the Reichsrat. The rights of the President remain undisturbed.

    Article 3

    Laws enacted by the Reich government shall be issued by the Chancellor and announced in the Reich Gazette. They shall take effect on the day following the announcement, unless they prescribe a different date. Articles 68 to 77 of the Constitution do not apply to laws enacted by the Reich government.[2]

    Article 4

    Treaties of the Reich with foreign states which affect matters of Reich legislation shall not require the approval of the bodies of the legislature. The government of the Reich shall issue the regulations required for the execution of such treaties.

    Article 5

    This law takes effect with the day of its proclamation. It loses force on 1 April 1937 or if the present Reich government is replaced by another.

  • Murtha: "If I'm corrupt, it's because I take care of my district."

    03/30/2009 5:08:57 PM PDT · 24 of 25
    You Dirty Rats to RobinMasters

    “Everybody is talking these days,” he begins, “about Tammany men growing rich on graft, but nobody thinks of drawing the distinction between honest graft and dishonest graft. There’s all the difference in the world between the two. Yes. many of our men have grown rich in politics. I have myself. I’ve made a big fortune out of the game, and I’m getting richer every day, but I’ve not gone in for dishonest graft — blackmailing gamblers, saloon-keepers, disorderly people, etc. — and neither has any of the men who have made big fortunes in politics.

    “There’s an honest graft, and I’m an example of how it works. I might sum up the whole thing by saying: ‘I seen my opportunities and took ‘em.’

    “Jest let me explain by examples. My party’s in power in the city, and it’s going to undertake a lot of public improvements. Well, I’m tipped off, say, that they’re going to lay out of a new park at a certain place.

    I see my opportunity and I take it. I go to hat place and buy up all the land I can in the neighborhood. Then the board of this or that makes its plan public, and there is a rush to get my land, which nobody cared particular for before.

    “Ain’t it perfectly honest to charge a good price and make a profit on my investment and foresight? Of course, it is. Well, that’s honest graft.”


    03/28/2009 4:36:01 PM PDT · 117 of 401
    You Dirty Rats to Lisa_from Buckeye Country

    IMHO there was nothing common about Ray except his screen name. He was a special poster with valuable insights. He will be greatly missed.

    Condolences to his family and friends.

  • CA: Another first lady plants a garden (Maria Shriver on the Capitol Park grounds in Sacramento)

    03/24/2009 8:45:56 PM PDT · 15 of 25
    You Dirty Rats to NormsRevenge

    Neither the garden in Sacramento nor the garden in Washington will have any shortage of fertilizer.

  • McCain says Obama needs to work on bipartisanship (generation theft)

    02/13/2009 4:51:03 PM PST · 22 of 40
    You Dirty Rats to meandog
    McCain says Obama needs to work on bipartisanship


  • O"Reilly Reporting that Caroline Kennedy having affair with NY Times publisher

    01/22/2009 5:54:53 PM PST · 64 of 161
    You Dirty Rats to pgkdan
    Is there a more immoral, indecent and irresponsible family anywhere in America than the Kennedy’s?

    Not unless we were to have a Secretary of State whose husband ordered deadly attacks on aspirin families while President, was impeached, and who continues to accept payoffs from foreign governments in a shocking conflict of interest. What are the chances of that ever happening?

  • Live Thread: President Bush Farewell Address 8 P.M. EST ("this great Nation will never tire …")

    01/15/2009 6:57:54 PM PST · 270 of 343
    You Dirty Rats to silent_jonny

    One thing we do know about Obama — his track record shows he is indecisive. In the Presidency, that will show up as weakness.

    I think Obama is capable of being the second President since 1896 to lose the Presidency after his party holds it for only one term.

    Republicans will need to get it together quickly. We’ve done it before and we’ll do it again.

  • Live Thread: President Bush Farewell Address 8 P.M. EST ("this great Nation will never tire …")

    01/15/2009 6:50:41 PM PST · 265 of 343
    You Dirty Rats to Miss Marple
    Miss Marple, with all due respect our job is NOT done. It never is. Defending freedom will be necessary one thousand years from now.

    The President tried to tell us tonight -- his supporters -- that this is a great country and we should always be optimistic. I fear what Obama and the 'rats will do but I am not fearful that my country will be ruined. We must continue to fight for our principles!

  • Live Thread: President Bush Farewell Address 8 P.M. EST ("this great Nation will never tire …")

    01/15/2009 6:46:11 PM PST · 261 of 343
    You Dirty Rats to StarFan
    I will write him asking how he can criticize a man who followed his principles rather than be guided by the whims and opinions of others.

    Chrissy and his unindicted co-conspirators in the lamestream media believe that America should be guided by the whims and opinions of the media! This is the main reason President Bush is hated.

    Note that Sarah Palin said right off the bat that she doesn't care what the media says and they attacked her faster and more viciously than they ever did with Reagan or GWB.

    Writing to Chrissy is a waste of tree. He is an incredibly small and insignificant "man" compared to our President. If he wants to be Obama's Monica then I say to him "you go girl!"

    We need to find worthy men and women to place in office. That will take time, so now is a good time to start.

  • Live Thread: President Bush Farewell Address 8 P.M. EST ("this great Nation will never tire …")

    01/15/2009 6:09:53 PM PST · 227 of 343
    You Dirty Rats to Dog
    No we are not ..we are Americans we will survive.

    Good to see someone was paying attention to the President's real message!

    I suspect the President -- who contrary to popular opinion is not stupid -- does not think much of Obama's likely competency as President. The President talked of freedom, freedom and freedom and he knows full well that the 'rats, led by Pelosi and Reid and Obama, will do their best to reduce freedom both in this country and overseas to reduce it. They are blatantly opposed to freedom as evidenced by the proposal to abolish secret ballots in union elections.

    And yet the President refused to be downbeat. He's optimistic despite the prospect of the poorman's Jimmy Carter taking office. That sunny optimism -- like the sunny optimism of another courageous Republican President -- is the right attitude to take.

    The 'rats will overplay their hand and we need to get prepared for 2010 and 2012. As far as I'm concerned, THAT'S what GWB was telling those of use who elected Reagan twice, elected GWB twice, and will elect the next Republican President.


    05/06/2007 11:40:29 AM PDT · 183 of 531
    You Dirty Rats to Cincinna

    I wonder if there will be a meeting soon between President Sarkozy & President Bush. Sarko and France could be helpful in the Middle East. I suspect Sarko and France would like to do something to improve relations now that Chiraq is gone, and GWB certainly could use the help. Not that France would send troops to Iraq, of course, but there are other ways they could be helpful.


    05/06/2007 11:33:44 AM PDT · 174 of 531
    You Dirty Rats to unspun

    His three main themes were:

    - Work is necessary for prosperity

    - Lower Taxes

    - Law and Order

    On those issues he’s arguably to the Right of the current Republican Administration — to say nothing of the ‘Rat Congress.

  • The House of Representatives fails to override President Bush's veto

    05/02/2007 12:39:43 PM PDT · 67 of 119
    You Dirty Rats to Moose4
    Interesting that Kookcinich only voted “present.”

    And even "present" stretches the truth -- that guy is in orbit around some planet, just not Earth.

  • The House of Representatives fails to override President Bush's veto

    05/02/2007 12:38:11 PM PDT · 65 of 119
    You Dirty Rats to Tulsa Ramjet

    The moonbats are having a “Support The Troops - Override The Veto” rally in Cincinnati at 4:30pm today. Nice timing for the rally — since the House already voted and failed.

    I also heard from fellow Ohio Freepers that the ‘bats are having a rally in Kettering as well (suburb of Dayton). No doubt they spent money setting up these ridiculous media stunts all over the country. Too bad Queen Nancy suffered another defeat.

  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

    04/30/2007 7:10:59 PM PDT · 16,855 of 18,465
    You Dirty Rats to Jim Robinson; GoldwaterChick; XJarhead

    Note Date / Time:

    Yeehaw!! Over the top!! Thank you TEXAS!!

    Thank you all very much!!

    1,983 posted on 04/21/2007 7:14:51 PM EDT by Jim Robinson


    Do you really expect me to do that?

    1 posted on 04/21/2007 9:42:27 PM EDT by Jim Robinson

    Frankly, I never expected that you would collect money for three weeks and then, within a couple of hours, conduct a Soviet-style purge of Freepers. The timing of this is very suspicious and suggests a premeditated strategery.

    Had I known that such a purge would be conducted — particularly a purge characterized by viciousness, cruelty and a pack of hyenas tearing into long-time Freepers, I would never had renewed my monthly donation. The most offensive part of this horrible thread has been the savage behavior towards many female Freepers by some of the male Brownshirts. Please cancel my monthly donation effective immediately. I cannot in good conscience support a site that tolerates abusive behavior towards women.

    All you had to do was ask all Rudy supporters to leave, Jim. You didn’t need to drag this formerly great forum and your own reputation through the mud. I for one would have left with no hard feelings.

    I’m not changing this tagline and I hope that one day in the future this will once again be a “family conservative “ friendly site. If not, it’s been a wonderful five years Freeping and two additional years lurking before that. I have no illusions that control of this forum rests with anyone but you. I’ll respect whatever decision you make regarding termination of any Freeper’s account.

    Thank you for your work in founding this site. You provided a wonderful home for all of us locked out of the political discourse of this nation because we did not go along with the singleminded view of the MSM. You are so much better than this thread, Jim. It is very sad to see what anger and frustration has done to this forum.

    To all of those who invoke the name of Ronald Reagan on this thread, all I can say is that the comments on this thread — on all sides — would sicken him. Ronald Reagan was LOVED by this country — not for his conservatism or any other political quality, but because he was above all else a kind and gentle soul who never hated anybody — even his political enemies. Far be it from me to claim that I will ever live up to his example of grace, kindness, compassion, and humility — but I hope that readers of this will think carefully about the Greatness of Reagan and how it was his very human soul that made him so successful as an actor, a politician, a President, a husband, a man, and an American. He was the last person who would ever claim perfection — he was too reverent and God-fearing a man to believe that.

  • About 200 Concordia grads caught skinny dipping

    04/30/2007 11:41:59 AM PDT · 14 of 68
    You Dirty Rats to skeptoid

    Wouldn’t the water be awfully cold in that part of the country?

    I would think it would be so cold that you couldn’t tell the boys from the girls even if they were nekkid.

    It’s obvious the cops had absolutely nothing better to do. A bunch of graduating college kids go skinny-dipping — there’s a real threat to the commonweal.

  • Oh, Oh, It's the Confederate flag! (Vanity)

    04/30/2007 11:33:16 AM PDT · 20 of 35
    You Dirty Rats to 2ndDivisionVet

    You forgot the Party of Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove

  • Oh, Oh, It's the Confederate flag! (Vanity)

    04/30/2007 11:32:45 AM PDT · 18 of 35
    You Dirty Rats to PanzerKardinal

    That is priceless.

    Place Mitch McConnell behind that same podium and he’d already be the EX-Majority Leader.

    That’s because, historically, the Confederacy was made up almost entirely of Republicans, while it was the Democrats who won the Civil War and freed the slaves. I believe it was President William Jefferson Clinton in fact who signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

    Of course, had the South’s President been a better military man instead of Republican Strom Thurmond, who knows?

  • Al Gore Says Breast Feeding Deters Global Warming

    04/30/2007 10:34:57 AM PDT · 32 of 69
    You Dirty Rats to Omega Man II
    If one out of two mothers in developed countries were to breast feed their children, the mean temperature of the Earth could be lowered one degree by the year 2090.

    He made that up.

  • Royal tries to woo centrist vote

    04/28/2007 7:58:44 AM PDT · 10 of 14
    You Dirty Rats to D-fendr

    Royal would be much worse than Chirac.

  • Can anyone please recommend some Child-rearing books?

    04/27/2007 6:10:36 PM PDT · 119 of 134
    You Dirty Rats to solon_where_r_u

    I recommend Dr. Benjamin Spock - “Baby and Child Care”.

    I recommend that if you have this book or receive it as a gift that you pay no attention to what it says.

  • FRENCH ELECTION UPDATE: Sarkozy supports Olympics in Beijing: ROYAL WOULD BOYCOTT

    04/27/2007 6:00:57 PM PDT · 22 of 28
    You Dirty Rats to fieldmarshaldj
    If Royal is channeling Jimmy Carter then she is truly desperate.
  • Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance

    04/27/2007 4:32:17 PM PDT · 130 of 140
    You Dirty Rats to LS
    Until Mitt, or McCrazy or even Fred Thompson start identifying DEMOCRATS as the problem as well as the terrorists, they will not gain ground on Rudy. Someone is advising him really well.

    Your comment illustrates our main problem -- our guys don't fight.

    Perhaps the most disheartening moment of the entire Bush Presidency was when he declined to defend his efforts on Katrina. I was in Mexico City on business that Sunday and I distinctly remember seeing the coverage and the President urging the Governor and Mayor to get the people out.

    It never should have become his fault, but when he was unfairly attacked there was no counterattack. For that I don't blame the President so much -- he has to be Presidential -- but neither the Veep nor Congressional Republicans engaged the false attacks.

    I understand that the Bushes have class and don't want to be political in a disaster. That doesn't stop the 'rats, though. The 'rats fight dirty and we're supposed to abide by the rules -- that isn't working.

    I'm tired of being on the defense since the levees broke. We need to go on the attack!!

  • Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance

    04/27/2007 2:18:19 PM PDT · 102 of 140
    You Dirty Rats to avacado

    Your welcome. The ‘rats want us to lose our heads. We need to have them lose theirs, or else Al-Qaida will take all of ours.

  • Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance

    04/27/2007 2:17:22 PM PDT · 100 of 140
    You Dirty Rats to SavageCrusader
    I watched Ken Blackwell get virtually no support at all last year despite being a solid conservative in a key state who stood up for GWB in the 2004 election. He ran a lackluster campaign, but he also hurt the tender feelings of the Ohio GOP establishment who didn’t want to support a very conservative candidate like him.

    Do you know who one of the few well-known Republicans was who campaigned for Ken in Ohio? Rudy Giuliani.

    I fully understand those who oppose Rudy for many of his positions. The Republican Party was founded on an issue of moral conscience, and anyone who does not respect people’s strongly-held moral convictions is a fool. If for example abortion was my #1 issue in this campaign then I wouldn’t want Rudy to be the nominee either (unless he could convince me that he actually would appoint Scalias and Thomases to the Court).

    Likewise I hope you can at least understand that for me at least what I am most concerned about is strength in the WOT and electing someone who will fight the ‘rats and their policy of surrender.

    Nothing would please me more than to see someone else in the race besides Rudy catch fire and get to his current level of popularity - such as Fred Thompson. Whoever that is needs to fight as hard as Rudy, and not take any crap from those ‘rats.

  • Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance

    04/27/2007 2:08:51 PM PDT · 94 of 140
    You Dirty Rats to avacado

    It’s not a good idea for an avacado to get too hot. Avacodos are best chilled a bit.

    Attacking each other won’t help us win and doesn’t help the troops either. Remember that today our troops are reading and hearing about our Senate lining up behind Harry Reid and agreeing that the war is lost.

    We need all of our ammo to defeat the ‘rats and elect a Commander-in-Chief worthy of leading our troops and our nation. Take a page from Rudy’s speech today and spend more time attacking ‘rats, not our own, ok?

  • Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance

    04/27/2007 2:05:00 PM PDT · 88 of 140
    You Dirty Rats to SavageCrusader
    now if a real conservative candidate had our hearts, the media would DESTROY them.

    The media hated Reagan and couldn't destroy him. If we have a very conservative candidate that is also a better candidate than the 'rat one, we'll win.

    I've said months ago that our best candidate was and is Jeb Bush. Unfortunately, he has the wrong last name this time.

  • Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance

    04/27/2007 2:02:16 PM PDT · 83 of 140
    You Dirty Rats to SavageCrusader

    I really wish you were right about 2006. Unfortunately here in Ohio our incumbent Senator DeWine (who had drifted moderate) lost to Leftist former hippie Sherrod Brown by 10 points and Ohio SecState Ken Blackwell (a wonderfully solid social, economic, and national security conservative) lost by over 20 points to worthless ‘rat Ted Strickland. It wasn’t one wing or the other wing that lost — the entire freaking bird was plucked cleaned by the stinking ‘rats.

    I am very worried that we will not have Ohio in the red column in 2006 - regardless of who the Republican candidate is. That bothers me a lot, because without Ohio the past two elections would both have been lost.

  • Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance

    04/27/2007 1:57:37 PM PDT · 78 of 140
    You Dirty Rats to SavageCrusader

    For me it is not a partisan issue per se. I’m a hardliner in the sense that I am taking a very hard line on the national security / WOT. I don’t trust any of the ‘rat candidates on this issue and I trust all of the Repuublican candidates except for Ron Paul on this issue.

    If it was Ron Paul against Joe Lieberman I would vote for Joe even though, to quote Ed Koch, I would disagree with Joe on every issue but one. Joe will fight; Ron Paul would not. So in that instance,. I vote “D” (God Forbid it should come to that).

    I would say this to anyone wanting Rudy to lose the nomination — the candidate that beats Rudy better fight the ‘rats and their weak position on the WOT eight days a week. If Rudy is perceived as stronger on this issue than other Republicans IMHO he will win. Time is short, so Fred Thompson, for instance, has to get his butt moving and get out there making strong statements like Giuliani, McCain & Hunter have already done.

  • Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance

    04/27/2007 1:42:49 PM PDT · 55 of 140
    You Dirty Rats to The South Texan

    The polls are bad in part because our leaders (including, unfortunately, the President) have not spoken out as aggressively as they need to speak out. We lost the election last year and along with that loss, our courage.

    We should counterattack. For example, the ‘Pubs should be screaming like Dean that the ‘rats are playing cynical politics. The ‘rats are far too cowardly to actually cut funding — they are just playing games and making the President look bad. Republicans should say that!! Republicans (and their media allies like Rush) should point out that the ‘rats will, in the end, fund without a deadline and the moonbats on the Left (their “base”) are being played for fools by Reid and company.

    The ‘rats are not going to stop the war before the election and lose their issue. The Leftist moonbats are being played. Well, say so! Let’s drive a wedge between the Leftist ‘rats and the elected ‘rats, infuriate the Leftist ‘rats, demoralize them, weaken them, and then kick their sorry tails in November 2008.


  • Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance

    04/27/2007 1:37:23 PM PDT · 49 of 140
    You Dirty Rats to stockpirate

    I’ll vote for a fighting socialist instead of a surrender monkey capitalist. If it’s a choice between high taxes or death at the hands of terrorists I’ll pay up.

    This is not to say I want to vote for a socialist. I am simply saying that any Republican candidate has to be a fighter and take the fight to the terrorists and those who kowtow to them — eight days a week. Same in the House, as South Texas just said.

    Unfortunately too many in the House are frightened that standing up for America might cost them votes and their seats. I have nothing but contempt for that attitude.

  • Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance

    04/27/2007 1:32:59 PM PDT · 44 of 140
    You Dirty Rats to The South Texan

    I’m not interested in driving anyone on FR crazy. I don’t believe anyone on FR is the issue or the problem. It’s these ‘rats who want to surrender our country to terrorists for what they think is an election victory in 2008 that are the problem.

    We cannot let the ‘rats establish the principle that surrender means power in Washington. If that happens we are finished. If we surrender to terrorists then we’ll surrender to anybody.

    I’d vote for Josef Stalin if he would fight to defend us rather than Harry Reid if he would surrender. I’m not kidding. We are like Israel now — under constant threat of attack. If we go on the defensive some terrorist nut will eventually get a small nuke and detonate it in NY Harbor before the ship ever lands and goes through Homeland security.

    Weakness invites attack!

  • Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance

    04/27/2007 1:26:06 PM PDT · 38 of 140
    You Dirty Rats to Diggity

    And if Fred enters the race, he can do the same. After all, he was the Republican Counsel in the Watergate hearings and therefore he’s already been a direct competitor to Hillary.

    Whoever will be the Republican nominee MUST be a fighter. A tough, take-no-prisoners, return-with-your-shield-or-on-it fighter. Dick Cheney has it (too bad he can’t run). Rudy has it. Fred can do it. Newt is a fighter. Duncan called out Reid. Everyone needs to step up and fight — we can’t let the likes of Hillary and Reid and Pelosi beat us because we won’t fight.

  • Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance

    04/27/2007 1:11:00 PM PDT · 24 of 140
    You Dirty Rats to stockpirate
    But I must admit, he is taking the fight to the real enemy’s of America.

    I support Rudy and agree, but it must also be noted that John McCain and Duncan Hunter have come out strongly in support of our troops and strongly opposed to the Harry Reid (D-Vichy) surrender monkey approach.

    If and when Fred Thompson formally enters the race he needs to do the same, and I expect he will.

    All Republican candidates need to hit the 'rats hard on this. I fully expect to be marking my ballot "R" in November 2008. Frankly, I care FAR LESS about WHICH Republican gets nominated than I do about making sure we elect Victory (R) instead of defeat (D) in November 2008.

    Thanks for your fair comment. I have no doubt we will be on the same team come Election Day.

  • Baldwin Not the Only Culprit in Custody Battle with Basinger

    04/27/2007 12:26:33 PM PDT · 79 of 104
    You Dirty Rats to Diplomat
    Hey, Alec, if you want to get even with Kim Bassinger, just leak to the press the court ordered physiactric report done on you and her. That will bring her crazy arse into negotiations faster than you can call for the murder of a Republican politician.

    "Next time, Jack, write a goddam memo -- and don't take a dump without a plan."

    Alec's Jacobinite call for an assassination was utterly despicable.

  • Baldwin Not the Only Culprit in Custody Battle with Basinger

    04/27/2007 11:59:20 AM PDT · 70 of 104
    You Dirty Rats to dha
    Well, thank you for the kind words and the encouragement. The thanks are good too, and it's nice to hear -- but for me, frankly, I just do not understand those fathers (or mothers) who abandon their kids when they have the capacity to care for them. I don't get it, I don't relate to it, I don't understand it. It's my JOB to be a good father. It's the most basic duty of any man who impregnates a woman.

    And I also can't understand a child who would reject a loving parent, either. I really can't. We all have our ups and downs with kids and parents, but I do not get abandonment.

    The weakness of fathers in our society is one of the main reasons -- perhaps the most important reason -- why this country is in crisis IMHO.It's bad for men, worse for women and a complete disaster for kids. The only winners are man-hating feminists -- and who ever put them in charge, anyway? But they ARE in charge -- just look at the divorce / child support / alimony industry.

    Let me make it clear that fathers who don't support (or mothers) SHOULD have the full power of the Government come down on them. But let's at least try to separate the good eggs from the bad ones. Not all of us dads are deadbeats.

  • Congressional Leaders Moving To Pass Gun Control Without A Vote!

    04/27/2007 11:51:32 AM PDT · 10 of 99
    You Dirty Rats to Sender

    There’s a better chance George W. Bush would get an Executive Bonus from Congress by unanimous consent than this bill getting through that way.

  • Baldwin Not the Only Culprit in Custody Battle with Basinger

    04/27/2007 11:41:33 AM PDT · 57 of 104
    You Dirty Rats to texan75010
    There is no excuse. I dont care who pisses you off, you don’t scream at your kids or call them names.

    I agree, but this is also one of those situations where "he who is without guilt can cast the first stone" applies.

    I've had times when I've yelled at my kids. I shut that down some time ago. It is simply not helpful and not excusible. But I can't condemn parents who yell at their kids too much because I've been guilty of it in the past and it's (sadly) a pretty common thing in many households -- including mine growing up.

    No matter how materially well-off that young girl is, I'm sure she'd give it all up for a little peace and quiet. My wife and I, after counseling, realized we had to turn our home into a safe and nonthreatening place for my son. It's been wonderful. I only wish I had seen the light long ago.

  • Baldwin Not the Only Culprit in Custody Battle with Basinger

    04/27/2007 11:37:05 AM PDT · 56 of 104
    You Dirty Rats to berstbubble; GoldwaterChick

    You and me both, pal.

    A favorite tactic is to undermine any discipline. If I say “no” then their mother simply says I am evil for not giving them what they want without question.

    I went to pick up my son last year for a scheduled five-day visit and he refused to come. His mother and sister had worked on him for ten days. He later admitted it was wrong and we’re OK now (he’s 16), but I didn’t get him until that Friday.

    It was the week and weekend of Father’s Day.

    Regarding these two Hollywood stars, all I can say is that IMHO Kim is much more evil for leaking that phone conversation to the media than Alec is for saying it (which is indefensible). The leaking is far more damaging to the kid than the phone message, and unlike the phone message which was generated by instant anger over not having a scheduled phone call, the leak was a calculated attack on Alec made with complete disregard to the fact that it would hurt the kid.

    I provided the majority of time and care for my daughter for sixteen years and she pretty much turned on me because her mother would give her everything she wanted without question and I wouldn’t. Plus late teens are tough for dads and daughters anyway. I haven’t seen her for a year and she won’t even return phone calls.

    But I know I did my best and hopefully when she has kids she’ll understand.

    Hang in their, pal. As dads our job is to do right by our kids and not do what’s easy and wrong — even if it really hurts and the old blood pressure is higher than it should be.

  • Durbin kept silent on prewar knowledge

    04/27/2007 10:37:10 AM PDT · 40 of 48
    You Dirty Rats to 3AngelaD

    I’ll paraphrase Xenophon:

    “The ‘rat Party belongs to the person who has the courage to attack it”.

  • Progress in Iraq’s Anbar “breathtaking”: US general

    04/27/2007 9:10:00 AM PDT · 37 of 43
    You Dirty Rats to noname247
    I'm surprised nobody has said it yet ...


  • How Much Abuse Can Katie Couric Take?

    04/27/2007 9:07:42 AM PDT · 27 of 51
    You Dirty Rats to COUNTrecount

    Katie’s ratings stink and it has nothing to do with what “journalists” say or don’t say.

  • DNC Dean Says Giuliani's 'Personal Life Is A Serious Problem'

    04/27/2007 8:47:01 AM PDT · 23 of 74
    You Dirty Rats to West Coast Conservative

    The spokesman for a party whose last President was BJ Clinton has no credibility on this issue whatsoever.

    It is amusing that Screamin’ Dean is so worried about the Republican Primary. Clearly the man is trying to fan the flames of discontent within the Republican voting bloc. Thanks for playing, Dean, but we are perfectly capable of deciding this issue without your help.

    All of us on the Republican side are united in thinking that you are a major-league Clymer and worthy of Cheney’s remark to Leaky Leahy in the Senate. You go worry about how much electoral appeal a Hillary - Obama ticket will have in Red States and we’ll be ready to kick your butt come November 2008.

  • Prince Harry may quit the Army if he's banned from Iraq duty

    04/27/2007 6:38:10 AM PDT · 30 of 33
    You Dirty Rats to MarkL
    Can you imagine the propaganda victory should anything happen to the Prince while serving? And the level of security around him would hinder any sort of operations his unit would be able to perform.

    As Winston Churchill once said, that is true, but not exhaustive.

    Clearly from a military standpoint his presence is a liability. Clearly his death (or -- much worse -- capture) would be a victory for the terrorists.

    The problem now is that the gallant Prince has forced their hand. If the British Army refuses to deploy him then Britain has once again knuckled under to terrorists.

    Should Britain surrender to terrorists when Britain refused to surrender to Nazi Germany or even talk peace with Nazi Germany?

    Will Britain follow the lead of Winston Churchill or the lead of "Dear Loser" Senator Harry "Pierre Laval" Reid (D-Vichy)??

    Prince Harry is doing what a true royal leader should do -- lead by example. Richard the Lionhearted, Edward I and Elizabeth I would be very proud of this fine young Prince. He's risking his life when he doesn't have to so that the point is made that we in the West can't surrender to those terrorist bastards.

  • Royal Accuses Rival of Apology to Bush on Iraq; Sarkozy Denies It

    04/27/2007 6:26:52 AM PDT · 9 of 58
    You Dirty Rats to Cincinna

    I agree. Royal is desperate. French voters can see it also.

  • Freeper Call to Action: Call the White House to Support President Bush on Iraq War Funding Bill

    04/26/2007 4:15:59 PM PDT · 98 of 179
    You Dirty Rats to onyx

    Credit to all who speak up in support of our brave troops and in opposition to the surrender monkeys.

    On this day I’ll salute a card-carrying Communist if he or she speaks out in support of our troops.

    “Who Won, Harry?”

    Harry Reid (D-Vichy)

  • Emboldened, Harry Reid (D-NV) advocates surrendering the American Southwest U.S. to Mexico

    04/26/2007 3:57:12 PM PDT · 13 of 15
    You Dirty Rats to GeorgiaDawg32

    Harry has changed his representation. From now on, he’s Senator Reid (D-Vichy).

  • Roberts Hits Stevens Over Death Penalty

    04/26/2007 3:54:57 PM PDT · 26 of 55
    You Dirty Rats to SamuraiScot

    Oh and great name BTW. I don’t know how a Samurai Scot would dress for battle but a S.S. would be a hell of a warrior.

  • Roberts Hits Stevens Over Death Penalty

    04/26/2007 3:53:41 PM PDT · 25 of 55
    You Dirty Rats to SamuraiScot
    we have (or rather, "had," alas) a majority in the Senate.

    A majority in the Senate and $5.00 gets you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

    With the 'rats having utterly no respect for the Constitution or for Senate precedent, they blocked votes on judicial nominees for years. We never had 50 Senators willing to go "nucular" on them because our own "moderates" wouldn't want to lose their power. So we had to go stealth on the Senate, because the 'rats would have filibustered an openly conservative candidate.

    We had 55 Republicans, but never 55 Conservatives or even 50.

    GWB did a great job, and twenty-five years from now odds are Roberts will still be in the Big Chair. My question about Ann was not rhetorical. She should come out and give credit to the President where credit is due.

    If there had been 70 'pub Senators and 60 Conservatives then her complaint would have been accurate. We may have the truth on our side, but we didn't have enough Senators worthy of our President. Even this very day, that 'rat Iraq Bill only passed because of Hagel and the other weasel. Add the others (Snowe, Collins, etc.) and it was a job just getting stealth nominees and Janice Rogers Brown through.

  • Roberts Hits Stevens Over Death Penalty

    04/26/2007 1:27:16 PM PDT · 13 of 55
    You Dirty Rats to llevrok
    a well timed pop of a blown up paper bag behind Reid's back and he'd surrender to Al-Qaida again.

    Fixed it at no charge.