Thursday, August 6, 2009

Short and Sweet

I'm pretty excited, because I got a new hard drive today. Big Guy and I had been using my old one for about 18 months, and given the amount of usage, a weekly defragmentation wasn't helping. Big Guy has so much to say, and only so much time to say it, and my slower scroll just wasn't helping.

So Rahm approved the $1.5 million request for my new hard drive. That said, Big Guy understood what this last hard drive meant to him. After all, it saw us through Iowa and the other caucuses we won, and the primaries we lost. It saw us through numerous chats on the phone with supporters when Big Guy couldn't think of a thing to say, and those date nights with Lady M when Big Guy was too exhausted to think of anything clever to say.

So we brought our White House end of life counselor around to sit with the hard drive to talk about the cost of adding new memory and upgrading its peripherals. Now, granted, doing all of that would have cost the taxpayer about $572.45. But the paperwork was much more complicated than the RFP for a new hard drive. So Big Guy did the only thing he could do; after all, what was good enough for his grandmother is good enough for his hard drive.

I just wish he hadn't sent Toes to pull the plug; he enjoys doing that a little too much.


  1. totus i see your government run "health" care comes in the form of a new hard drive for you... live well and prosper my friend!!...

  2. RIP hard drive. You outlived your usefulness...kinda like all those old people who show up at the townhall meetings. (Now I have to go report myself.)

  3. Please send the old HD to the National Gaffe Archive. It would be a shame to forever lose all those "inartful" comments!

  4. Some people have been busy this artful comments? What are those ;)

    Bella Tonight on Fox News at 9:00 PM Eastern.

  5. well, at least reports of TOTUS's demise were greatly exaggerated.

  6. TOTUS is too funny! Now, is this new drive considered your bionic phase?

  7. It would take more than a weekly defrag to make me normal if I had to regugitate all of the garbage BO srews out, too, TOTUS.

  8. totus - WHAT are you hearing about those of u.s. who are turning ourselves in to the fishy czar? what WILL they do with u.s. when they round u.s. up?

  9. Can you talk about the cover up of the birth certificate?

  10. TOTUS, are you SURE they gave you a new hard drive? Maybe they simply "re-educated" you, as Bill Ayers prefers.

    Save your savvy self and stay AWAY from Toes!

  11. TOTUS:
    How wonderful for you. Rejuvenations do the movie stars tremendous good - look how well preserved they are. And it's a good thing for you that BO values your input and scrolling and didn't simply replace you with a Chinese model. You know those Chinese write backwards and up and down. Why, imagine his Majesty's head bobbing up and down instead of side to side! So did they give you a screen tuck? For a million plus bucks you should have gotten at least that plus a new rack for that Russian hottie.

  12. I don't think anyone can top that, bettyann. I just imagined BO's head bobbing up and down, like a bobble-head doll. He would have to hem and haw, and ummmm and uhhhhh, an awful lot more, trying to find his place in the script.

    I imagine that hard drive is locked up safely somewhere in a top-secret, undisclosed location for future use in blackmailing a certain somewhat black male figurehead. (How else is Toes going to keep from being thrown under the bus like Grandma?)

    Pssst, TOTUS, if you know the undisclosed location, tell Joey B. Be sure to tell him that it is a really BIG SECRET! ;) ;)

    Hopefully, you made a backup copy for yourself! Or you might find yourself up under that bus, too. (you know too much).

  13. Oh, and TOTUS:
    I sure as hell hope you they gave you some titanium knees, so you can scrunch down a bit. Everytime I see a picture of him, there he is off looking over everyone's heads. Especially in articles about oposition to his policy.That poor Messiah of ours looks like he's getting a kink in the neck, the way he is always looking up and Up, WAY UP! There somewhere's, maybe for God, he being a close relative and all.

  14. I think its just because he tends to look down his nose at everyone, you know, since he is so superior, and all. He only keeps his eyes and chin down when he is bowing to King Saud and trying to get a peek at his gold jewelry.

    BTW, bettyann, I turned you in for saying all that fishy stuff about Big MO in the earlier post, since we are supposed to report people saying stuff about the Obamas that isn't true.

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  16. One and a half MILLION for a hard drive? I can get one of those for about $50 at Fry's and install it myself. So which one of Rahm's brothers is the computer geeks that charged so much for installation?

  17. I think they have found the first nurse who will be willing to work for the low pay under ObamaCare -

    Nurse of the Year:

  18. Only $1.5 million? When we're talking TRILLIONS in stimulus and other funding? Oh,'re getting short-wired.

    I have a better name for their healthcare plan...''Shovel-ready.'' As in, if Big Guy gets his way, we all better be ready for the shovel...

  19. Wasn't $1.5 million about the price of that new house Kim Jingle Jongle has wanted for years?

  20. You guys have GOT to watch this video and listen to these AARP members talking about Obamacare! This is so cool.....

    Another example of the MOB!!!!

  21. TOTUS. I am glad they were able to get all of your memories, personality, wit, and humor on to the new $1.5 million hard drive. Does the drive come with top of the line Intel Processors so you can speed up for Big Guy?

    It looks like they didn't detect your blog during the memory file transfer or you wouldn't be writing to us now.

    Thank heavens Toes doesn't look under every file heading.

  22. Ha-ha! Great post TWW (as always). All true, so true.

    BTW, Fannie wants MORE billions!

    === Fannie Mae's new request for $10.7 billion from the Treasury Department will bring the total for Fannie and Freddie to nearly $96 billion. Freddie is expected to report its quarterly results on Friday. ===

    === We are dependent on the continued support of Treasury in order to continue operating our business," Fannie Mae said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late Thursday. ===

  23. There is no more "War on Terror". I know, they said it before and Bruno even started calling it "Overseas Contingency Operations" (or something like that). Well, they've changed it again and - just letmebeclear - this time they mean it!

    === "The President does not describe this as a 'war on terrorism,'" said John Brennan, head of the White House homeland security office, who outlined a "new way of seeing" the fight against terrorism.

    The only terminology that Mr. Brennan said the administration is using is that the U.S. is "at war with al Qaeda." ===

    === ... Mr. Brennan lamented "inflammatory rhetoric, hyperbole, and intellectual narrowness" surrounding the national security debate and said Mr. Obama has views that are "nuanced, not simplistic; practical, not ideological." ===

    source -

    Ah, I feel SO reassured. I mean, just the threat of using DIPLOMACY and "increasing aid to foreign governments to help them build up their militaries and social and democratic institutions" probably has Osama Bin Laden and all of Al Quaeda scared spitless right about now. Yep, its all over.

    Well, once Obama stops laughing his *ss off and high-fiving his top lieutenants.

  24. Jamie,

    Re: Nurse of the Year

    If you have no experience and have never achieved anything on your own, it's okay to misrepresent your affiliations if you you spend a lot of money, use a credible-sounding name for your fraudulent organization, enjoy public speaking and really, really crave public adoration.

    Happens all the time, I hear. After all, who would have checked to see if she really had a certificate?

  25. Thanks, Jamie.

    Yeah, doesn't that take the cake. Peach "my Muslim faith" O. wants us to pretend Islamofascists just don't exist anymore.

    [Jamie] "... said John Brennan, ... a "new way of seeing"

    Said John Lennon, "Imagine [a whole bunch of crap]... ."

    Who made the Islamic jihadists our enemies? They did.

    Anyone who shouts, "Death to America" and crashes a plane into U.S. soil is an ENEMY of the United States and all its true citizens.

    And now, thousands of brave U.S. Armed Forces members are fighting the battle with Islam to keep this the land of the free.

    I suppose B. Hussein would like nothing better than to bring the war with TERRORISTS back onto U.S. soil. He's making a mighty effort on their behalf with his nation-destroying policies.

  26. Hi, Bossy Nurse Mom. When I saw that comment re: the "Nurse of the Year" (barf) I hoped you would weigh in.

    LOL. Good points! :D

    Hmmmmm. I wonder who this might be...... ;)

    [BNM] "If you have no experience...

    and have never achieved anything on your own...

    [and you] misrepresent your affiliations

    [and] you spend a lot of money...

    use a credible-sounding name [""]for your fraudulent organization...

    enjoy public speaking [correction: reading]...

    and really, really crave public adoration...

    Happens all the time... ."

    I sure did.

    RE: "... who would have checked to see if she really had a certificate?"

    And who would have found it if they had?

    "Nurse of the Year": "Uuuuuh, it's in..... my locker! Yeah..... my locker in...uh... that cruise ship that sank two years ago off the coast of.... [mumble, mumble]... . Oh, that's my pager. Gotta go help somebody in need. Bye now!"

  27. OOOooo, spooooky!

    Dope had his little techie assistant blast into my post and say, "I" sure did. I had written, "It" sure did. ;)

  28. Hey TWW! Love reading your posts even when I haven't time to participate. I can't check in often, but at least I'm blessed to be among the remaining employed (and really licensed, too - you can check!).

    I haven't heard anyone mention the Freedom Concerts. I highly recommend going. We went to one last weekend ... it was awesome.

  29. Thanks.

    Those freedom concerts sound like super fun and uplifting events. Glad you got to go. So far, there have been none close enough to where I live for me to go.

    I checked. Yup! "Bossynurse Mom" is licensed and up on her continuing education requirements and paid her licensing fee for the year. ((C:} I saw that she was nominated for Most Intelligent Nurse of the Year, but apparently lost to Ted Kennedy's "personal nurse." Sorry, BNM, maybe next year. You sure did deserve that award.

  30. You should have just had Toes send the expired hard drive a fish... it would have got the message...

  31. Announcer (who sounds sort of like Ward Cleever and sort of like Barry White): LET'S PRETEND with Barry Soetoro.
    The unreality show where we make it aaaall go awaaaaaay. And now.... here's the star of the show...... Bareeeeeeee SoetoorOOOOO!

    B.S.: I am so glad to be here, folkssss. And I am so excited [thought you'd like that, TOTUS]. Our guest stars tonight are...uuuh...hmmmmm.... REVrund Jeeeerreee Wright! And [looks disgusted, sneers, and mutters] Sarah Palin. Parumph. Well, we've uuuuh.... got a LOT of uuuuh....pretending to do...... So.... let's get started!

    J.W.: Okay, Bar, I'll go fi --

    B.S.: Ah, ah, ah, rev. Hit the brakes there.....uuuuuh... pal. I go first around here. I am the president.

    J.W. (aside: mutters angrily, hmmph, you're certainly something that I won't say on TV...)

    Bar: Let's pretend.......... that I was born in .........

    S.P.: Kenya!

    B.S.:..... Shut up, Pig in lipstick. Wait your turn. NO. Hawaaaaiiii! Hawaii! Hawaii! Hawaii! (stamps his foot) And, since I was interrupted... I get another turn. Let's pretend....... that....... my ancestors were slaves in........

    S.P.: Africa!

    J.W.: Preach it!


    J.W.: Now, Barry, listen here, I ju--

    B.S.: Not now, Jerry. I have another turn coming.

    J.W.: No you don't.

    B.S.: Do. I am the president. Uuuuuh.... bearwithmenow...... uh..... oh.... let's pretend.......... that my parents met for the first time two years after I was born at Selma.

    J.W.: You weren't born at Selma.

    B.S. (exasperated sigh): Jereeeeee. How many times do I have to tell you (flops his limp wrist at him) WE ARE PLAYING LET'S PRETEND. I was born in Hawaii, but we can PRETEND I was born…. I MEAN MY PARENTS MET in Selma. (rolls eyes and sighs loudly). Okay, time for a commercial. [off camera – Get me a cigarette!]

  32. [Back from commercial/cigarette break]

    B.S.: We're baaaaack. And I am PUNCH drunk and ready-to-go. Okay, Jeremiah, you old bullfrog [laughs tooooo much], lay it on us.

    J.W.: Let's pretend.... that our church is just like most "black churches." [laughs so hard he falls off his stool]

    S.P.: Let's pretend th--

    B.S.: Shut UP, Pig. I'll let you know when it's your turn. I won, you know. [gloats with nose in air]

    S.P.: Cheaters don't "win." And those who voted for you had drunk down so many of your "let's pretends" by election day that we could easily prevail on a diminished capacity argument that your election was a FRAUD.

    J.W.: Whew! You keep spittin' words out at that rate, sister, and you could be a preacher like me! [aside: could never SING like me, being white and all, though, heh, heh]

    B.S.: NOWLETMEBECLEAR! I am the president. It's my turn.

    S.P.: You've had your turn!

    B.S.: It's still my turn. I won. Ha! Okay... let's preteeeeend....... that my birth certificate says I was born in Hawaii. Ha, ha, haaaaw! Even some of your CONSERVATIVE friends are pretending this right along with me. Hee, hee. Suckahs! [aside: but, USEFUL suckahs].

    S.P.: Not all of us are playing pretend on that one, Do- Barry. Those are just the ones who are slaves serving their "personal interests." Those of us whose alliances leave us free of such conflicts and entanglements LOUDLY DEMAND that you REVEAL YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE and other records.

    B.S. [after struggling the whole time, finally breaks free of Palin's choke hold]: aaack! [cough, cough] huuuuhooohuuu.... Uncle!

    J.W.: Yes?

    B.S.: Not you, you fool crazy uncle. IT'S STILL MY TURN. Let's pretend [GLARES at Palin] .... that I am intelligent. And... let's pretend that I am.... patriotic (see, I'm wearing that flag pin are-you-satisfied). Aaaand....

    J.W.: Let's pretend that you're a Christian.

    B.S.: Ooo, good one, Jerry! Aaaand... let's pretend that --

    S.P.: -- that you could win in the Special Olympics.

    B.S.: Yes... er... NO! I.... uh.... somebody get her out of here.... oh, I'm still on camera [GRIN] .... she looks like she's going to ....uuuh... faint or something.... BREATHALYZER! Get the pig a breathalyzer.... .

    Announcer: And.... that's all for tonight, folks! Join us again next week for another keerrraaaaazy night of...... "Let's Pretend" with guest star, "stand up" comedian Joooooobiden! And ..... Jahahahahan McCain, the dancing rhinocerous (maybe he will do his reach across the aisle trick). Good night and God da-... er... bless you!

    B.S. Hey! I wasn't done yet! What about let's pretend I'm a man? And --


    Executive Producer: G. Soros
    Directed by: William Ayers
    Special Effects: David Axelrod Toes Emmanuel
    Stunt double: Robert "Giggly" Gibbs
    Make-up: Stretch [thanks Mark Levin] Pelosi

    Filmed on location at The Donkey Barn

    @@@Another Fine Gallows Humor Production@@@

  33. (D:)

    Just came up with that little "look of horrified dismay" graphic by accident. Had to share.

  34. Thanks TWW, you just got my Friday off to a good start with a good laugh!

    Your post would be a great skit on SNL - but we all know THAT would never happen.

  35. TWW-Great script! Loved JW's part! His was a character with multiiple layers.
    TOTUS, Dear, I've been thinking. I don't want to start a kerfuffle or anything, but if BG looked like his other half (no, not Lady M, his OWN other half) would you be a different color too? Just wondering.

  36. TOTUS: I’m happy for you & your new hard drive, but, nobody likes change. I know how your old hard drive must feel. In fact, way back at the beginning (of dewey from detroit), I did my first DEW POINT on end of life counseling.

  37. jamie:
    Thanks for turning me in. I've turned myself in numerous times and...nothing.

    "Mr. Obama has views that are "nuanced, not simplistic; practical, not ideological.""

    Good God. In real words, Mr. Brennen means that Mr. Obama hasn't a clue, and neither does Brennen. A nuance is a shade, tinge, a hint - a nuanced person leaves themselves open by hints and tinges of truth to be interpreted by the hearer.

    The nuanced person is free later to change nuances, hints or tinges, at will, and claim that the hearer, "didn't hear right".

    And practical? Well, he may be practical. They say that if you want to be happy for the rest of your life make an ugly girl your wife.

  38. As TOTUS, like POTUS and members of Congress, naturally you are exempt from any federally mandated health care program coming down the pike. One wonders; if you were a mere JTT (Joe the Teleprompter), would your weekly refrags be a covered expense? Or would you be allowed only two per year, advised to take a pain pill, then forced into end-of-life counseling? Inquiring minds want to know.

  39. HEY TOTUS..better start preparing for a new venue..

    like PBS..for O-TELETUBBIE..will soon be BYE BYE!

    or google: "teletubbies bye bye" for your next gig...

  40. [Betty Ann]"The nuanced person is free later to change nuances, hints or tinges, at will, and claim that the hearer, 'didn't hear right'."

    Bullseye, sharp shooting Betty Ann.

    Subtlety rarely indicates intelligence; it just demonstrates how "STUPIDLY" one is handling a subject.

    Here's George Orwell's take on it:

    "Careless and imprecise language is no accident. It is a conscious attempt to confuse and deceive."

    (Of course, in Dope's case, the only thing that dull snake brain of his is consciously attempting, is to fool us into thinking he knows anything at all. As he so eloquently put it, “… I am a reader.”)

  41. Thank you, Jamie and Susan, glad to know you were entertained. What looks funny at 12:30 AM doesn't necessarily look very amusing in the cold light of day.


    Well, now I'm going to go do a little research on the deathcare bill to prepare for a little "townhall meeting" happening in my town tomorrow with a duller-than-average "progressive" congressman.

    Sure hope I don't get kicked in the head... or shoved into a wall....

  42. TWW, be sure that you and the rest of the mob behaves else your progressive-Gman just might turn tail and run away. The next you will hear from him is how "frightened he was for his life". As if the truth about the Health Care bill would hurt him! Since Obami has sounded the clarion call to the union thugs, they might be present and attempt to get you guys into a fight.

  43. Heard today on Beck that the Obama admin is proposing yet another way for Fed agencies to invade our privacy. It seems that before, there was a rule that the agencies could not use "tracking cookies".

    === Under the proposal, U.S. government agencies would be allowed to use single-session and multi-session cookies, including persistent cookies, to track users ===

    And here is something that I did not know -

    === Soon after Obama took office, for instance, privacy advocates were up in arms over a White House policy change that permitted the use of tracking cookies in YouTube videos embedded on the Web site. ===

    source -

    I knew that I was getting hit with a lot of tracking cookies lately (I have to remove 25 - 45 every night), but it did not occur to me that my government might be doing it, too! Most tracking cookies are harmless, but I don't want the government tracking my movements.

  44. TruthWillWin, you gave me the best laugh I've had all week! You have a great future as a playwrite.
    Thank you!
    Have you gotten a MOB name yet? I think you need one before you go to the Town Hall meeting. I think since my name is Olivia and my friends call me "O", I'm thinking my name might be O=Bam-Ya. what do you think? See ya' in the camp. :-)

  45. Hey TWW - here's something that might help you when you go to the townhall meeting tomorrow night - Think Progress has unearthed a "shocking, secret memo" from the leader of a conservative organization in Connecticut, which allegedly instructs members on "infiltrating town halls and harassing Democratic members of Congress."

    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow repeated Think Progress' reporting on her show and the DNC made the memo the centerpiece of its "Mob" ad that came out on August 5th.

  46. Thanks for the moral support, Jamie and Olivia. And thank you so much for your kind words about my script efforts. Glad some of you folks get a laugh or two out of my attempts at humor.

    Hmmmm. What should my "Mob name" be.... how about, IfItAin'tBroke... naw... too tar heelish. Hmm. I could steal BarrysUsedCars [where is he, now HarryIHaveaGift, anyway?]....say... how about "Death?" -- "I'm Death and I'm here to urge you to vote for H.R. 3200; send your tired, weary, and downtrodden, MY way."

    Dope's got that "end of life" stuff doped out, that's for sure. Just check out the shopping channel: "For only $19.95 (plus shipping and handling) you can take my "Obamorama Gallows Humor" course. In just six easy lessons, learn how to laugh in the face of Death. Senior discount. For just 1 dollar more, you will get a month's supply of "Punch Drunk" opiates -- Avoid those annoying surgical procedures; who needs treatment when you're 'feelin' no pain?'"

    Heh, heh, Jamie. Thanks. :D Yeah, that was such SHOCKING advice by that fellow in CT. [Sarcasm OFF] I would call it "vigorous communication."
    "Communication is the key to solving problems, you big jerk!" I will shout. ;)

    That oughta convince him. ](O:}

    Well, after all my research today, I've got more facts than his brain could absorb in a year. If I get a genuine "opportunity to be heard," I'll get some truth out there.

    Or, maybe...... I'll just lose it completely ............(that could happen if just ONE MORE Subaru pulls in front of me and slows down in the fast lane -- again!) and bellow, "You stupid, ignorant fool! You call yourself "progressive" but you are going nowhere but over a cliff. You call yourself "liberal" but your whole reason for existing is to destroy liberty. Have you ever read ANY world history?! Do you know ANYTHING about economics?!!! Was your brain THAT fried by all the dope you've smoked?! How did you even manage to find this room? You self-absorbed, Environazi fantasy boy, how long will you glorify LIES and trample truth beneath your pig feet. Oh, sure, that's right -- leave. Can't be checkmated if you get up from the chess game, can you now, you ... you...Obamaniac IGNORAMUS!!!!! Sure, go ahead and curse... . Typical....... [door slams] ... Good riddance!"


    Too bad all those lib reps. that stomp out of the room with their hands over their ears, yelling, "I'm not listening! I'm not listening!" don't just QUIT. Would LOVE to have them all say, "Well, you can just take this job and ... and... I'm through! That'll show you!"


    Now, I can go into that meeting and at least wait my turn before I blow up.

  47. Hey, TWW - if you get on camera, give us a CLUE that its you! How about, in the midst of your question you slip in a verbal clue, like refer to BO as Barry or Big Guy ...... or, perhaps some kind of a visual clue - when you speak, you look left, then right, then left, etc, with your nose in the air as if you were BO reading a teleprompter.

    Better yet, paint "FOTUS" across your forehead - that should guarantee that you get on camera.

  48. It dawned on me this morning how very like a Trojan horse this health care bill is. The Greeks presented something so on-its-face wonderful, yet, when allowed in, it was their undoing and death. Those supporting the bill are the Greeks (how appropriate, sophists that they are!) and we are the citizens of Troy. Of course, if we used "citizens of Troy" as a "mob name", I'm all too sure we would be referred to as Trojans, as in the prophylactic sense.

    Priest Laocoon of Virgil's Aeneid: "Do not trust the horse, Trojans! Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, even bringing gifts."

  49. Good luck, TWW. Here in NM they are blasting us with ads on the radio about just how well our reps take care of us. In a sort of effort to brain wash us first in case we go to meetin'.

    My Obama Joker tee shirt arrived. I'm going to wear it to death. This is going to be a blast! Especially as I live in hippie-ville, meaning Obamaniac Central. They said so many terrible things about George W Bush for eight years, it's pay back time baby!!! hehehehehehe

  50. Freedom Advocates - A great website for information about Agenda 21 and how it is being implemented in the U.S.

    === Right now, in your town and neighborhood, policies are being implemented that will ultimately eliminate your freedoms and destroy your way of life. You need to know what's going on to stop this process. Freedom Advocates will feature information on how many town officials are selling us out to global regional development with help from the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI): Local Governments for Sustainability. ICLEI is used as one of the mechanisms to undo the political recognition of unalienable rights.
    ICLEI uses the false premise and outright lies of anthropogenic* global warming to change our way of life, for the worse! ===


    jamie, have you seen this blog yet? Very good stuff in there.

  52. Wow. Thanks for the link. Now I have more interesting stuff to read.

    But, but, but.... how can any of that stuff about Islam and the Koran be true? Isn't Islam the religion of PEACE? Prez Obami says it is, so it must be so! (He would never lie!)Why else would he insist of giving up the War on Terror and say that we cannot use the term "jihadist" anymore because that would imply that we thought Islam was bad. And people might think that our govt was against all Muslims. And as we all now know, Muslims are the greatest and bestest of all the people in the whole wide world, because it says so in the Koran. (I just learned that on the website)

    I actually agree with what Michael Savage says - that it is the religion of PIECEs.

    I guess I need to be careful, the PC po-lice might be around and tell me that I'm being mean again. Or flag me.

    I hope TWW gets online and lets us know how the townhall went.

  53. Hi, everyone! I just made it back after spending 6 hours in the emergency room. Boy, those environazis throw a mean punch! [JUST KIDDING]. THANK YOU, Jamie and Betty Ann, for your good wishes. I just read them and thought, "Those two gals are so cool."

    Well, here's how it went today.

    Left plenty early. Wondered what I'd do while I waited until the meeting began, but, wanted a good seat. I should have been hoping to get A seat!

    As I neared the meeting venue I saw lots of cars parked alongside the road and thought, "Hmm. Wonder if they're having a special event at the Chevy dealership..... whoa! [slam on the brakes and pull over and park] Those are the people going to the forum with Rep. Dud! Lot must be full. Can't believe it. I got here REALLY early. Wierd. Our county isn't that big... ."

    As I walked (and walked!) toward the building, I was disgusted to see that there were dozens of professionally printed signs saying, "Nationalize healthcare" and "Single Pay Healthcare Now" along with scores of handmade "Healthcare for everyone" signs being waved like those "Will work for food" signs.

    Reaching the building, I walked toward the entrance. A line had formed to enter. The end of the line was over a football field length away. Almost went home. There were over 1,000 people (a large crowd around here). The meeting room held around 200. Most of us stood on the front lawn and listened via loudspeaker.

    [cont'd. below]

  54. We had been invaded. The next county north is a rabidly liberal county. They had marshalled the troops and their signs outnumbered ours 10 to one.

    BUT, GOD WAS IN CONTROL. ALL the randomly picked questionners for the first hour (and most of the second hour) were ANTI-government-takeover-of-the-healthcare-system people! They made excellent points, too, such as "How can gov't. run healthcare -- look at Medicare [$78 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities], look at Soc. Security, and Fannie Mae?" --- and "Where are you going to find the money to pay for all this?".....

    Rep. Dud took the "Aw shucks" approach and belched stupidly a lot of fluff like, "I hear you; I agree with you that we shouldn't decide this in a hurry..." ..... BUT "we just cannot continue with the status quo," [along with a bold faced lie or two] e.g., "that access to your bank accounts is really just a part of the privacy policy that is already in place and big insurance companies do this and that is not something you need to worry about at all --- and illegal aliens are not covered."

    Well, from the volume of the jeers and the cheers, I'd say that, even though the Cult of Obama members won the sign war, they were outnumbered 5 to 1. Hurrah!:D Most of the conservatives didn't bring signs. The Cult of Obama was HIGHLY organized -- a lot of MANUFACTURED hype from that bunch.

    No major violence (rats! heh, heh). The only excitement came when a man holding a large poster of B. Hussein with a Hitler moustache was grabbed and pulled off the bench he was standing on by a BURLY "National healthcare" bouncer-type guy. Those of use standing around immediately told the guy to knock it off and, fortunately, he thought better of it and did. [LOVED the poster] The victim wasn't hurt. About 45 minutes later, seeing a police officer (victim called 911) walking toward the crowd near where I was, I told the officer what happened and that the assaulter had, apparently, left.

    So, the only violence was done by a pro-Socialist.

    And the "astro turf" organizing was obviously done by the pro-Socialists, too (and their signs were GREEN with white lettering, too).

    After standing around for 2.5 hours, I had had enough and left.

    It was a waste of time as far as changing Rep. Dud's mind or of even doing much to educate the ignorant public present - road noise outside where most were made listening difficult and those who most need to be informed can barely focus long enough tie their shoes as it is.

    BUT, it was a wonderful time of patriotic, liberty-loving, camaraderie as I cheered, jeered, shouted, and chatted with lots of other pro-freedom Americans on the lawn.

    Well, there was one disturbing event for me personally. As I was leaving a sinister man in black walked past me and muttered, "We're watching you, Truth Will Win."

    After being momentarily taken aback, I merrily shouted as he walked briskly to the big black car waiting beside the road, "LOL. Watch this!" [thumbed my nose at him, turned on my heel and walked (a leeetle bit faster) away].


    Yeah, Jamie, I wondered if there would be a TV crew there. There wasn't (just a videographer). I was prepared though, just in case I "got on TV," to end my comments with, "Truth will win!" and give a big ;)

    That T-shirt of yours would have been EXCELLENT attire, Betty Ann. I just "dressed too nicely" in red, white, and blue.

  55. Well, Preptile... after THAT posting from TWW, I'd say this thread has gotten pretty "slow." How about treating us with a tale of your "ex labrador?"

    Coming to you from...... "north of I-10" ;)


  56. Aero[pagus], man, you are so right. And the Deathcare bill isn't the first such ruse. In the so-called stimulous horse was hidden (inter alia) the "Institute," a 15-member Federal Council for Comparative Effectiveness [of medical services, devices, drugs, and procedures]. This is how the libs would dicate what medical treatment doctors are allowed to give and who gets any treatment at all.

    "Comparative Effectiveness" = give this 25-year-old a vasectomy but don't give that 74-year-old a hip-replacement...... or..... pay for this 32-year-old's abortion but don't pay for that 78-year-old's cancer treatment (pain meds. only).


    In the Healthcare "Choices" Act on PAGES 427-9, is a mandated program for orders for END OF LIFE. The "final solution" for the elderly who need medical care.

    What about special needs people? They don't even get into the system. They are left to fend for themselves. [p.379, Sec. 1177 restricts the enrollment of special needs people.]

    LOL. "Citizens of Troy." Go ahead and use it, Aero. Those ignoramuses will just scratch their noses and ask you, "So, just what part of Texas is Troy in anyhow?"

  57. TWW - thanks for letting us know about your experience. Too bad your rep is a wienie, but then, the majority of them are. I am thankful that it was a peaceful protest and no one was hurt. After all, when you join in with a gang of mobsters, you are asking for trouble! (Did you learn any new gang signs? What are your gang's "colors"?)

    Most likely the green astroturf signs were designed after much polling and a lot of studies and focus groups. Psy-Ops.

    Last night I heard a member of the European parliament say that there are more administrators in Great Britain's National Health Service than there are actual healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, lab techs, etc). The healthcare system in GB is the 3rd largest employer in the WORLD. And that the reason Great Britain will never be able to "fix" universal healthcare is because the NHS employees are an effective voting bloc against any changes.

    SO, they need change in GB? I vote we send BO over there to help them affect some CHANGE. He can take his entire staff to help him.

  58. Here is something else I was wanting to mention. I noticed in our local paper an ad soliciting people for a meeting about H1N1 - Swine flu. The ad stated that it would be an all day meeting (8 am to 3 pm), breakfast and lunch would be provided and people would be given a stipend of $50.00 if they stayed all day.

    I checked out the website. This meeting is being held by the CDC and there are meetings like this being held all over the country.

    Go here to check out the agenda and meeting sites:

    === The CDC will hold 10 "public engagement" meetings around the country to get the citizenry's advice on whether the vaccination program should be an all-out effort or something more modest, according to Roger Bernier, PhD, MPH, senior advisor in the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

    The agency wants to take the public pulse on the issue because there's so much uncertainty about the scale and of the severity of the pandemic and the demand for the vaccine this fall and winter, Bernier said. ===

  59. Nice posts TWW.
    They were some of the better reporting seen lately.Read an AP report yesterday on the
    Wm Jefferson conviction where headline and lead paragraph were both about R Ted Stevens.
    The rest of the piece lashed prosecutors for failing to jail him while persecuting such a well respected advocate for the 'community, in NOLA.
    Altho I-10 bisects NO,I suspect most of their residents live N of it.
    They kept re-electing that crook for 20 years.
    Sure seems to be a lot of that going around as ALL our politicians leave office filthy rich when they get around to leaving "Public Service" at all.
    Sure feels like were getting serviced all right.
    Was it good for you too?
    We should term limit the lot of them.

    As for dog tales TWW,perhaps another day as I am running late for my "T" time.
    Like Telepromter I am always excited by the opportunity for a new hard drive,and 18 chances await my "Power Lunge" today.
    Having just learned how to draw a ball without pencil and paper,I am excited by the prospect.

  60. Hi, Jamie, that's veeery eenteresting re: the [;),,,;),,, nod, nod] CDC Information meetings. Just another place to propagandize deathcare, no doubt. Sure hope they aren't goint to propogate H1N1 there! All day?!? Creepy.

    And, yes, we ought to share the blessings of the Great Community Organizer with Great Britain. Poor blokes. They are REALLY stuck over there.

    Oh, yes, our gang signs are:

    - placing our hands over our hearts when we say "The Pledge of Allegiance" and listen to "The Star Spangled Banner;" and
    - a clenched fist punching the air as we say, "GO USA!" [and, unlike those progressing into the abyss, we are usually SMILING -- unlike the stony faced, grim, angry, expressions on the face of the deathcare bill people].

    COLORS?!? Why...... RED, WHITE, AND BLUE! :D
    (green is for leprechauns).


    Preptile -- thanks for the kind words. Hope each and every one of those 18 holes was a joy to play. LOVED your humor. Even in a hurry, you fire off great stuff. LOL. (:D)#
    [I deleted a selected quote when I realized I would have to "select" your entire comment to do it justice]

    [P.S. (I'm whispering this) My ignorance of golf made your last quip a bit too opaque for me. Do you "draw the ball" in golf? (shrug) (:]) TWW]

  61. Wow, TWW, I didn't know Preppie was talking about golf. LOL

    WOW - the gang signs and colors are the same as for the gang I belong to. So we ARE an organized mob after all. PATRIOTIC AMERICANS WHO LOVE THEIR COUNTRY (Of course, Fancy Nancy and Prince Harry think we are un-patriotic, but what would they know).

    Here are a couple of videos that I came across today. The first one sent a tingle down my spine - its a video of a CSAN broadcast where an American citizen calls to blast the media's depiction of the townhall and tea party protesters as "organized mobs". Also, I really, really enjoyed reading the comments about the video.

    This second video is a CNN interview with Linda Douglas (Obama admin). The guy interviewing her isn't hard on her, but he doesn't let her off the hook either

  62. Thanks, Jamie, for the video links. Unfortunately, my dial-up situation (no DSL out here) makes watching a video excruciating -- about a 30 second load time to 2 seconds of vid. Aaargh!!! I can't stand it.

    AND thank you for letting me know that you didn't "get" Preptile's cleverly subtle humor this time, either. Whew! I'm not dumb after all [I mean, if JAMIE didn't get it, I don't feel bad. :)]


    I kinda guessed you were a member.

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  64. I just read the following on a comments section over at American Thinker. Its about the townhall in Russ Carnahan town hall meeting on health care in Mehlville, MO:

    === After the event, things got really out of control. The SEIU members were looking for trouble. They roamed the parking lot like a pack of thugs. Conservative Kenneth Gladney, who is black, was passing out “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and tea party buttons to the taxpayers at the school. Unfortunately for Kenneth, the SEIU members were not happy that a black man was passing out tea party buttons. Kenneth’s lawyer described what happened next:

    The SEIU member used a racial slur against Kenneth, then punched him in the face. Kenneth fell to the ground. Another SEIU member yelled racial epithets at Kenneth as he kicked him in the head and back. Kenneth was also brutally attacked by one other male SEIU member and an unidentified woman. The three men were clearly SEIU members, as they were wearing T-shirts with the SEIU logo.

    The three SEIU members were arrested at the scene. Kenneth was hurt badly and taken to the emergency room, where he was treated for his numerous injuries. We all hope that he recovers quickly from this vicious attack. ===

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    The truth about the townhalls is not being reported by the msm (surprise, surprise).

    BTW - the article on at where that comment originated is a really, really good one. (Most are). I always enjoy reading the comments, too, as ALL of the posters and the majority of the commenters there are MEMBERS OF OUR GANG, TOO! Woo-Hoo!

    Lately, I've been seeing a lot of folks on the blogs talk about being in DC for the rally on Sept 12th. I wonder how the msm will get out of covering that.

    Right now I'm practically crippled - this evening I tripped over my son's dog, who had lay down right behind me while I was feeding my fish. There was no way to land gracefully, and I fell on the hardwood floor, landing on my elbows and my poor, poor kneecaps. OUCH. I couldn't get mad at the dog, though, he was so sweet, licking me and checking to see if I was ok. Poor puppy. I'm too old to be falling down. Maybe I should start wearing kneepads around the house. I'm already stiff. I'll be sore tomorrow.

    (BTW - the post I deleted was the same as this one, I just needed to edit it to fix something.)

  65. Yes TWW,a draw is a special curving shot for extra distance.Normally I have to explain to my betting partner that I could not under penalty of death draw a ball without a pencil and paper.Any request that I hit one for the team would be futile on his part.
    One might also opine that said partner didn't really look like a 'hooker',(which is a 'draw' overcooked & gone bad).
    Power Lunches precede the ever graceful power lunge one unfortunately takes toward that ball on the tee.Putts not as straight as they look are known as Rock Hudsons.
    It's all inside jokes(like that sign at the Wood's Inn motel).Sorry to arcane you half to death w all the minutae tho.
    Unfortunately today's round was plagued by low "T".
    No doubt Teleprompter could commiserate as
    his has been low too,since those 'mom' jeans got draped over his screen.That blue steel standard just hasn't risen as high since then.Hopefully that memory was deleted from the new hard drive as emasculating and demeaning to him.
    Today I could not get my ball up in the air w tourniquets around each leg,four viagra and a copy of a questionable publication.
    I must be getting old.
    Once I raised my "T" tho,everything worked fine.
    Those commercials promised as much.
    If TP seems to have a new glow about his screen next week we can probably guess why.
    It will because he is again sporting that higher "T".

  66. Hey, Jamie, thanks for yet another good read. And thanks again for mentioning that most EXCELLENT of sites, the American Thinker. I'd heard of it, but hadn't visited until you talked about it. Tons of great posts.

    I just read the AT post by Susan Prince about her horrendous experience at the hands of the Austin police. What a hero to continue to stand up for the truth -- in 106 degree heat. Brought tears to my eyes. What an inspiration.


    I am so sorry about your fall! OUCH. That hurt. Take it easy and put some ice on those joints and take 4 Ibuprofen 3 times a day (if your doctor hasn't advised otherwise). Isn't it a BUMMER when not only are you in pain, you can't yell at anybody about it?!!! Good for you to spare the poor dog's feelings. Some people I know would not have.

    Hope you heal quickly.

  67. Jamie:

    Thanks for bringing up the March on Washington. The local tea party here is organizing a convoy to drive to DC for the march. There are so many registered participants nationwide - 14,000 so far - a travel agent has been dedicated to help with planning! How cool is that?

    If it gets reported it all, we'll be characterized as unsophisticated, uneducated hoodlums who want to hurt the president personally (it's always about him) and don't know what's good for us. We'll just be told to shut up and get out of the way. However, I really expect some kind of crisis, catastrophe or scandal will happen to get the MSM's attention that day. When it comes to "distractions" BO seems to have the luck of the devil...

  68. Preptile, thank you for the information given in your usual cleverly droll manner. And thanks for attempting to make me feel less ignorant by referring to your intriguing wealth of golf facts as "arcane minutiae."

    I'd say, we've got a "Rock Hudson" for a Reader in Chief. Mmmm, hm. With a "don't ask don't tell" policy about his country of birth.

    Sorry you had an off game. But, in view of the hundreds of marvelous games you are going to play over the years to come, it was like missing one note in Beethoven's 9th Symphony........ hmmm........ that analogy kinda breaks down if that note was the first or the last note, huh? And, in his 5th, any of the first 8 notes. Aw, well, you get the idea.

  69. I got that wrong about the Rock Hudson, huh? The guy has to LOOK straight. Well, never mind.

  70. That SEIU gang sounds like the thugs of Kristallnacht. Great: where is it safe to go? The safe spot 70 years ago----America----doesn't exist anymore....

    Word is that sometime this fall Obama will force Congress to enact a watered-down version of national health care, just to "save face" by getting something passed.

    Yet whenever Obama leaves out details, we're in trouble. That's the KEY reason to make him promise in writing NOT to spend American tax dollars on abortions: if there's no promise, but just vague wording, we WILL be paying for abortions here in the USA----just as we immediately began doing so elsewhere, beginning the very day BO took office.

    BO truly scares me.

  71. Hey, Bossy Nurse Mom! Good for you to (I'm assuming) go to D.C. for the protest. HURRAH FOR TRUE PATRIOTS!

    Yeah, let's hope and pray that your nursing skills will not be needed.

  72. Has to LOOK straight. Hmph. Makes me think of that first pitch.

  73. Yeah, it's an insult to women that reporters kept saying, "He threw like a girl."
    Excuse me!? MOST women throw bettathanthat.

  74. Hello, Mountain Mama. Maybe we can get Herr Hussein to sign this statement: "I solemnly swear to tell the truth." LOL.

    Don't think it'll fly, kid. When we sued him for perjury or breach of contract later, he would just echo Pilate's famous words, "'What is truth?'" and crucify our liberty anyway.

    "'Let not your heart be troubled.'"

    Evil days may lie ahead, but God will be with us through every one of them. As John Milton wrote, (paraph.) Evil may have its day, but God never lets go of his grip on reins on Satan's back.

    "The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeeth at them; but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming." Psalm 37:12, 13.

    That day may seem a long time in coming, but keep the faith. God is working -- even now.

  75. :D), BNM: Guess little Barry didn't play much baseball in Indonesia. He just caught flies (the other kind).

    I know, MM. I get tired of that "throws like a girl, too." Would be better to just say, "throws like a 3-year-old."

  76. If you read the guest commentary, you know why II Timothy 1:2 is my favorite scripture: it fights fear. We have a lot of concerns, as I wrote, but we try not to STAY afraid. (It sure is uncomfortable when it washes over, though....)

    On a lighter note, one of our sons with autism uses movie script very appropriately in everyday conversation. So (as HE says, copying from "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey," when Sassy and Chance are spatting), I say to you, too, TWW:
    "Thank you, Precious!"

    (To which the proper animal response is, in the movie anyway: "You're welcome, Cupcake!"
    The first time our son said that to our pastor's wife, she breathed, "How did he know my nickname in high school was, 'Cupcake?!'"
    ~ TOO FUNNY!)

  77. MM:

    Your guest commentary hits the nail on the head. If implemented, BO's plan will create such a beaurocracy it won't be able to pay for chronic health conditions or "undesirable" people.

    What's frustrating is that you can't debate the issue. For whatever reason, the universities and nursing organizations are so in bed with the national healthcare idea that facts - which don't support with their indoctrination tactics - are simply ignored. I recently took a Trends and Issues in Nursing course toward a higher degree. We were only allowed to cite "reputable" sources, all of which happened to be governmental - CDC, WHO, etc. Anything else was considered "anectdotal."

    Even more, one-tenth of the grade was based on writing a letter to elected officials (and getting an acknowledgement, of course) about current issues in healthcare covered during the course. Although the students were supposed to choose the topics and make their own arguments, certain issues (big pharma, national healthcare) were clearly recommended.

    We should all be scared.

  78. Thank you, Precious BNM, too.

    Yes, why is it that dingdong BO can't grasp that bureaucracy gets overblown and gnarled, costs 3-5 times more than private industry, and HAS NO HEART!? I think Rush is right (again): BO sincerely WANTS to tank our economy, so as to institute more socialism (or worse!)----and he doesn't mind not winning another term, if he can irrevocably "transform" (ie. ruin!) our democracy.

    Um, make that "socialist state." I hear we're almost as socialistic as European nations now.

    Of course I'm more concerned for my boys. One month without my meds., I'm paralyzed and a real burden----and they cannot advocate for their own safety. No WONDER that gentleman was freaking out about how the Obama Deathcare plan will impact the future of his disabled son, at that recent townhall meeting!

  79. Oh, BNM: you're right; I knew my article would definitely be panned by the left, as merely anecdotal.

  80. TWW: I'm looking forward to wearing the gang colors in DC!

    Oh, and since you were enlightened by Preptile about golf, would you mind explaining to me what :D) means? I'm not hip to text-speak or whatever it is called :)

  81. Well, "Here's lookin' at you, kid," MM. ;)

    That's cool that your son can remember so many lines that he can use them in daily conversation. Wish I could do that. It would be fun.

    Yes, BNM, it is incredible how so many otherwise intelligent people have turned off their minds! If (and I think it will NOT happen) the government takeover of the medical system happens, in 20 years, instead of a competent obstetrician attending a birth, the distressed mother will be alarmed to hear the "birth attendant" screaming:

    "'Ah don't know nuthin' 'bout buhthin' no babies, Miss Scahlett!'"

    And, the patient in O.R. will hear the correspondence-course surgeon say, "So, you could ask yourself, 'Do I feel lucky?'"

    I am optimistic, though, that within a few months, the great majority of Americans will say along with Alice, "Why, you're nothing but a pack of cards." And Mad Hatter Obama and his crew's program of silent terror will disintegrate to cries of, "'I'm melting! Oh, I'm meeeeelting.'" Okay, okay, I'm mixing my movies. So? :)

    Say, what is a "guest commentary" and how do I access it? Thanks.

    Blogspot's re-do error message sums up the proposed deathcare system (that IS GOING TO FAIL) nicely: "Your request could not be processed. Please try again."

  82. In case TWW has retired for the night (as I should in a minute), here's my guess:

    Look at this sideways, facing left:


    It represents the smiling face of someone with a large nose (or maybe a comedian, like WC Fields?).

    I use:
    to represent a wink and a wry smile.

    {:-{ represents someone who's worried.

    %-P represents someone who feels sick.
    You know: how you feel after hearing BO!

  83. LOL (laugh out loud -- one of the few I know), BNM.

    :D) is my attempt to create a sideways smiley face. Heh, heh.








  84. Oh, there you are, TWW! Yes, hearing movie lines in conversation is hilarious at times.
    Once, when our son couldn't think of the right word or phrase, he said in frustration, "Oh! I can't remember my lines!" He's a stitch.

    Sorry; I posted the article's URL earlier:

  85. MM! That smiley does NOT have a big nose. It is a laughing smile -- the ) is the chin.

    Thanks for sharing, MM. I didn't know some of those.

  86. Sorry about not reading the article, MM. You DID post that address. I just didn't take the time to read it. Thanks for telling me again.

    You have a wonderfully creative, delightfully candid, son.

    Bye for now, everyone.

  87. WHOOPS! Sorry, TWW! I thought the ) was the smile! (Well, at least I WROTE that I was only guessing about it!)

    Btw, I'm not against large noses; they run in our family.
    (HEE HEE)

  88. MM:

    I think you're correct about BO wanting to tank the economy. It's kind of like boot camp, without the "all you can be" part to look forward to. Reduce everyone to their simplest existence and teach them what you want them to know and do from there. Once everyone is dependent on the government, they will forget what personal choice and American opportunity are like.

    I wish we could get Daniel Hannan's message out somehow. He's the British parliamentarian who warns us if we implement national healthcare - watered down or not - we will NOT be able to turn back and there WILL be restricted coverages. I pray for all Americans and families like yours, especially.

    If you listen to Rush, you know he is encouraged right now by the nationwide resistance to this plan (and he IS right 99.1% of the time!). I try to keep that in mind.

  89. Thank you both for the tutorial. I see the chin now, but I kinda like the big nose interpretation, too - it adds character.

    MM, your son sounds like a hoot! Even if he can't remember his lines, he sure ad-libs better than the script-junkie-in-chief.

    Good night, TruthWillWin. Good night, Mountain Mama. Good night, John Boy.

  90. OH, BNM! Our family used to call, "Good night, Mom!" etc. to each other, too!----just as John Boy and his family did.

    (Isn't it odd to think of all the TV families we know about, as though they were real? I suppose we remember them because they remind us of actual people and situations.)

    I'll tell our son that you think he speaks better than BO, BNM. Neither son can stand BO, btw; they instinctly are good at smelling a rat.

    I wonder if Americans really have forgotten what actual liberty is like. How dreadful, if so! Think of all the men and women civilians and soldiers who literally died so that we can be free!

    With these angry townhall meetings and Tea Parties, BO is finding out that MANY Americans still DO remember what liberty is, and HIS asking for informants to send him names of opponents IS NOT LIBERTY.

    Btw, does anyone know? Isn't it unconstitutional and unlawful for the White House to have asked for those names? WHY then aren't any of our "public servants" trying to impeach BO?

    (If we keep mentioning this possibility, do ya think it might happen!?)

  91. Hola! TOTUS, Mi Amour!

    Donde estas? En Mexico con el grand jeffe? Pobrecito! No comas nada! (Tu no quieres enferma de estomago commo Montezuma's revenge.)

    Con amour,
    Tu Gringa Intelligente, Susana

  92. You are so cute wanna get together sometime?

  93. Susan:
    Il est avec LA GRANDE PINCHE CAVRONNE, dans la Mexique, oui.

    Oiy vey, bubie.

  94. What's this about Obama's avoiding Montezuma's Revenge?

    Um.... might be the easiest way for him to stop being so full of it.

  95. Then send him to Cuba where they're running out of TP...

  96. Wow! Funny, innovative, and snappy! Great blog, and I look forward to hearing more from the Teleprompter of the United States! :D

  97. Just in time for the pre-Christmas rush, Jonah Goldberg has an idea on what every Conservative child needs:

    (This is something that you can actually buy)

    Yoo-o-o-o Hoo-o-o-o-o, TOTUS! We need to hear from you again. Are you down there in old Mehico? Are you incapacitated? You didn't slip up and drink the water, did you?

  98. TOTUS, WHERE ARE YOU??!!!?!?!?!

    Please tell me you didn't accept a ride from Ted Kennedy?!?!

  99. WOOO! SMACK-DOWN, BNM! Yes, they DO run out of everything down Cuba way.

    Jamie, Jonah's suggestion of the "Angry Mob Playset" is similar to the stand-up "Army men" boys used to play with years ago (or do they still?).

    But the playset's creators should equalize the gender numbers (it contains only two ticked-off women amid seven angry men): women are just as upset with BO as men. You betcha!

  100. LOL, MM. You brought a funny picture to my mind:

    Opening this week in theatres EVERYWHERE.... "Two Ticked Off Women and Seven Angry Men." Come see Snow White and her sister [cut from the Disney version] and the Seven Dwarfs as they take on the mafia and save the United States from certain doom from the Deathcare Plan.

  101. TOTUS, so, we're all standing around the virtual bus station here with our hands in our pockets, killing time, chatting, until the bus comes. WHERE IS THAT BUS? Sure hope you're on it.

    Now, I will turn to my friend, Jamie, and ask, "Jamie, how are you today? How are your sore knees and elbows after that tumble? I hope you are feeling okay."


    Well, here's a question I've wanted answered..... -- Why are all the customers of that weird lady with the big red mouth in the white smock who sells insurance MEN? It's weird. Yeah, I think a wife appears in one of the 10 or so different segments. So, what's the deal? The whole thing is just weird. She is weird. The male-only customer thing is weird. I'm not even going to mention the name of the ins. co. because they are so weird I don't want to.

    [walk over to bus station window - PEEK -- Nope. No bus yet.) :]

  102. I'm doing good. It only hurts when I bend my knees to sit or stand and put stress on the joints. Otherwise I just ache. But then again, I ache a lot of times just because the weather is about to change. LOL Its sweet of you to ask.

    MM - Yeah, I agree about the need to add some more female mob members. WE have strong opinions, too. People need to compare the people attending the townhall protests to the people who attend protests in Muslim, male-dominated societies. There all you see protesting are MEN (except for Iran).

    I think that "angry mob set" was created a while back, for another time - did you notice they all appear to be farmers/villagers. (Heaven help us if the people start showing up at townhalls with pitchforks, hatchets, rakes and TORCHES.)

    I went to the website for the maker of this toy set. They also have 3 other play sets:

    Glow-in-the-Dark Flesh Eating Zombies play set
    Paparazzi play set
    Horrified B-Movie Victims play set

    Weird. I guess if your kids like to watch a lot of movies, these play sets are for them.

    TWW - I like the bit about the movie. funny. I think the insurance girl is weird, too. My 85 Year old mom can't stand her. I never noticed that her customers are almost all men. I guess its because as soon as I see her, I lose interest and stop watching the commercial. Only commercials I pay attention to are the ones with cute little animals, like the Aflack commercials.

    TOTUS better post soon, I'm starting to have withdrawal symptoms. I need a TOTUS fix!

  103. I went back to the website for that toy company and looked at their "Our Weirdest Products" list. This is one strange company - if you have a need to buy a gag gift - this is the place to go:

  104. Mr. TOTUS.

    The little people in the "Sim-City" bus station are rapidly turning pinkish red. That means IT'S TIME TO DO ADD SOMETHING.

    Well, I'm enjoying my time in the bus station -- for now.

    Ouch, Jamie. Take care.

    Yeah, my favorite commercials are the ones with dogs in them.

  105. We've all heard about President Obama’s appointee, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Its been reported that in January of this year, he was defending discrimination against older patients when he said:

    "Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years"

    Here are a few more of his pronouncements that you might not have heard about:

    “Savings, he writes, will require changing how doctors think about their patients: Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, ‘as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others’ (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008).”


    “…communitarianism’ should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those ‘who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens…An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.’ (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. ’96). “

    No, the Obama plan won't include rationing or denial of care for handicapped or the elderly. That's just misinformation. Right.

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  107. Dogs?
    Did someone mention greater puppydom?
    TWWisting my arm Sir?

    Maybe in a minute.

    First tho,you may know that insurance company
    is positively filled w "progressives",from the top down.Most are move on dot types more likely reading Kos or Huffpo tonite.
    That gal is attempting a Joan Cusak kind of sex appeal,only w hideous clown make- up kinda like those "joker' posters.
    I find both moderately frightening.
    As I do these extended abscenses by our host.

    I think he binges every weekend,and may be too drunk w power to type.
    Some day I want to try that,and Kobe too.

  108. "Luck"[y the dog] is where Prep-aration meets opportunity.

    Well.... truthfully... when I was talking about how bored all of us are getting in the virtual bus station ---- [PEEK -- nuthin'] --- I was tempted to ask Uncle Preptile for a dog story, but didn't want to bug you.

    Speaking of Kobe, a knew someone who named her dog Kobe; big beefy fellow (golden labrador). Super nice dog, but too much "working class" in him for me. Always HIGH energy.

    Say... maybe I'll just drone on and on and..... then you'll take pity on the other FOT's and tell us about the 120 lb. "ex labrador." Did he chase golf balls?

  109. LOL. "a knew someone..."

    Mah suthun accsant cum out a trahfull they-uh.

  110. good thanks for share :)

  111. From his posts I don't think Teleprompter is a 'dog' person.
    He has those electric wheels instead,and insists he is not a person at all.
    We know better.
    Just as you knew TWW,that I could be cajoled into praising my dog.

    Lucky was I to have his company,but he was WT Wonderpuppy.
    You will soon see why.
    He looked a bit like Smokey T Bear,and was my son.

    I suspect a series of chidren's books was inspired when I spent
    three days hollering his name from the front porch,and everywhere else.
    I was frantic as he was lost in a terrific windstorm coming out of Witchita Falls
    which made smelling home nearly impossible.
    He was on the wrong side of that wind for that trick to work.
    He adapted.
    This was one smart dog ,with a stunning "vocabulary".
    As stated before ,he understood,much more than I could understand.
    I am certain he was as panicked as I,since he cried extensively upon return.
    Here is how he did it.
    My next door neighbor worked 5 or so miles downwind from home.
    Said doggy found her car,waited 3 hours,barked like Lassie after Timmy broke his leg,
    and seated himself in her passenger seat as she left work.
    I imagine he cocked his head from the passenger seat as she climbed into the car too.
    She couldn't belive it,barely knowing the dog and all.

    We finally figured out how he did this absolute wonder of finding a neighbor's car.
    Just as I did in a previous post,
    he had peed all over it.

    He was the best dog ever.

  112. I haven't here for a while. It looks like there is more time between posts just like on my blog. However, I have a new post finally!

    John's Space

  113. Well, well, John, ol' boy. Good to see you again. I always wonder if the "regulars" are reading silently or just [POOF!] gone. You and your straightforward, serious, earnest, comments were missed. Congratulations on the new post.

    AND A SHOUT OUT TO YOU OTHER REGULARS -- pipe up! Even if just to say, "Dope stinks!" Your absence is not going unnoticed. Hope all is well.


    Oh, Mr. P.! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing that amazing story. What a wonderful "person," W. T. Wonderboy is was (?). And what a generous person you are to share that treasure of a dog with us. We are all now richer because of you.

    Even with his "marks," that was basically a miracle that he found that car in that wind that far away. Wow.

    No wonder you were reluctant to share; I would mourn the loss of a dog like that forever. He may be physically absent, but the memories live on.... and the love. Always, the love.

    Waaaa!!! :[ Why do all dogs have to be short-timers?

    Hope you will get another dog someday. After all, "home is where the dog is."


    RE: TP and dogs, I thought the same thing. Either TP is a cat person or just not an animal person. The way he would talk about Bo the puppy was always like a fussy old lady I know, "Ooo, get that dirty dog away from me" kind of attitude.

    Well, I still think TP is cool.

    I'll just have to try to set the dog issue aside. And that's tough to do, because I'm deeply biased. Whenever I meet a person who doesn't like dogs, I put a check in the "never going to be a close friend" box.


    Dogs rule.

  114. When I was a teenager, my parents were given a very sweet, harmless Siberian husky. He had all Winter colors: white and black, with piercing blue eyes. He was HUGE, fearless, and silent as a cobra----so we named him, "Wolf."
    Just calling his name caused nearby pedestrians to darken their shorts.

    Anyway, Wolf eventually sired a few pups, and we kept one we called, "Lobo," after his father ("Wolf" in Spanish).

    Lobo was just like his Dad, with beautiful black and white coloring----except Lobo had one blue eye and one brown eye. He, too, was gigantic and as harmless as a bunny.

    Thing was, though, Lobo wasn't fearsome; he was a whiner! After school, I'd ask, "How ya doin,' Lobo?" He'd whine, "HuhRARah UhRAHohr woeoh wowoh." So I'd ask, "Oh, you had a tough day, hunh?" Again with the wailing: "WoeRAHuh WohwohRAhuh!" Then I'd say, "You wanna go for a walk?" Then he'd put his head back and "HAROO-OO-OW-OW-OWWW!" just like a real wolf! Yeah, he'd wanted a walk---like, all day!

    BUT, with both of those dogs, you didn't take them for a walk; they took YOU for a RUN! Something about being bred to pull....

  115. bettyann- Como?

    I got the "pinche" (oh, my aching head!) but I am blocked on the "cavronne". Hmmmmm. A pinche with grande ears? Oh, ha ha!!

    and MM- I was concerned that Dear TOTUS might eat something and suffer the revenge!

    Con amour,
    The Gringa Intelligente

    PS If anyone has been listening to Bill Bennett this am you would know why me and my 9 yr old black lab and 8 month black lab were dancing around the kitchen to the "Wall of Sound". Nice start to the day.

    Now I will go to the bus stop and wait. Hola TOTUS! Hola???

  116. The hypocricy and fearmongering of Sarah Palin exposed:

    Don’t talk to me about death panels, Sarah Palin.

    You, who so carelessly bolstered a lie about healthcare reform to score a cheap political point; you, the most craven of political opportunists, who fearmongers about some dystopian socialist/fascist fantasyland; you, who earlier this year were only too happy to accept free medical, dental and veterinary care from the U.S. military for Alaska’s remote villages; you, dear lady, are an idiot.

    In your free market wonderland everyone somehow manages to get healthcare, even those who are poor or live in isolated areas, though the poor and isolated in your own state required assistance from the federal government.

    And despite all of this, you appear blithely unaware that the free market healthcare system we have now does, indeed, have “death panels.” I’ve been part of a death panel conversation. I know about death panels.

    You have no idea what it’s like to be called into a sterile conference room with a hospital administrator you’ve never met before and be told that your mother’s insurance policy will only pay for 30 days in ICU. You can't imagine what it's like to be advised that you need to “make some decisions,” like whether your mother should be released “HTD” which is hospital parlance for “home to die,” or if you want to pay out of pocket to keep her in the ICU another week. And when you ask how much that would cost you are given a number so impossibly large that you realize there really are no decisions to make. The decision has been made for you. "Living will" or no, it doesn't matter. The bank account and the insurance policy have trumped any legal document.

    If this isn’t a “death panel” I don’t know what is.

    So don’t talk to me about “death panels” you heartless, cruel, greedy sons of bitches, who are only too happy to keep the profits rolling in to the big insurance companies while you spout your mealy-mouthed bumper sticker slogans about the evils of socialism. You don't even know what socialism is. You don't know what government healthcare is. You have no fucking clue about anything except that you lost the last election and you're pissed off.

    You are young. Your parents are still alive. You don’t know enough to take any of this seriously. It's all an exercise in political theater for you. But that will change. We all get older. The time will arrive, someday, when you are tasked with caring for someone you love who is seriously ill. You will be ushered in to that sterile hospital conference room with an administrator you do not know, where you are told to "make plans" for a day you never hoped to see. And then you will get your education.

    If on that day you still think the healthcare system we have now is fabulous and worth lying, cheating and threatening people to maintain, I can only conclude that you lack even the tiniest grain of a soul.

  117. Joe:
    I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. I hope you rhealing is swift though I can tell you that you will always miss her.

    The V.A. used my Dad as a guinea pig on a new drug, and poisened him. After he died they removed it from the market at half the does for causing liver cancer. He was 52.

    I cannot to this day think of him for long without missing him so bad I begin to cry.

    Because he was treated at a military hospital, by a military doctor, we had no recourse. That woman doctor hid from us when we went in there to confront her. To this day we think of her as a murderer.

    That is what your government health care will bring to us all. And you want them running ALL of health care?

    YTour mother won't have gotten even that month under what the Magic Negro intends.

  118. Apparantly, my grandson has taken the nomen "yumadonut" and has been reading this blog!

    That was my post above. He was on this computer last night.

    You said, "You don't know what government healthcare is. You have no fucking clue about anything except that you lost the last election and you're pissed off."

    Wrong twice, but on the last note, fear is a better description, as clearly demonstrated our new policy makers are rather better called, "dictators". Please study Obama's proclivity toward "czars".

    "You are young. Your parents are still alive. You don’t know enough to take any of this seriously. It's all an exercise in political theater for you."

    I am 51, with 4 grandsons. I earned a master's in banking & finance without government aide. I raised 5 children again without a state hand-out and no child support, who are all noew fine republicans because of it. I have written two successful novels of fiction, my present occupation. I speak three language as well, am a veteran of the AF and am married to an active duty U.S. Army 30 veteran.

    Pray tell, how much more experiance does one need, in your humble opinio, to have an opinion?

  119. All:
    Sorry for the typos. I blame it on the two year old playing with his trains around my chair.

    Maybe TOTUS is being kept prisoner in the closet whilst our illustrious President more and more uses his own words instead of TOTUS. Perhaps he is now channeling God, whom he most like unto.

    Cavronne = Norteno slang for stinking he-goat, who regularly pisses in his own face, and on whom one never should turn their back.

  120. -bettyann- I love it!

    The Wise Gringa

  121. Perturbing as it is that no one noticed my pun on peas,(aarggh),I will persist in pushing such Preptilian produce as I can get away with.
    But not without great regret.
    Polished paragraphs stand out as often happens w some of the posts here.
    I am speaking today specifically about BA.

    I thought I had a crush on her.
    Let's make it official.
    Betty Anne,your husband has a rival.

    I have a project for you Betty Anne .
    I am sending you and every veteran here to a previous post here titled "The O Experience".
    It posted about 7/2,and my post on that dead thread was written just for your family,which
    as noted,I am petitioning to join,or at least as a non veteran,to support.
    My post was at 6:46 am on 7/4.
    Please save it for the refrigerator and the next fourth of July.
    Oh ,what the heck,
    go ahead and take the advice within,today.
    And snuggle w those puppies for me.

  122. Preptile, thou dost flatter overmuch, methinks, yet I thank you. Your post reminder of 7/2 duly noted and the martini shaker set out :)

    Has anyone else realized that TOTUS's posts have dwindled as the summer has passed, from 100 in April, to only 2 this month? Perhaps TOTUS did not realize what potential he has as a celebrity in his own right, or has grown weary of tattling on the illustrious and godlike POTUS and his minion, Her Royal Wookiness, or as the indians might name her, "She Who Cannot Fathom the Idea of Gift, Except for Herself"?

    Hopefully TOTUS has not contracted some insidious disease of the hard drive from one of those floozy teleprompters in Europe, and is at this very moment stuck in a hospital somewhere, wasting away on the govt's single payor plan.

  123. Yum a donut -- right on!

    It's like saying, "Well, my brother died when he went took that medicine. So....... I'm going to drink the stuff that guy standing on the corner in the clown suit is selling."

  124. Consider your pun on peas duly noticed, Prep. T.

  125. Prep T reminded us of the spirit of TOTUS with his 2nd of July Address as pointed out previously, as we ignor Bwaney Fwank running around at the bus stop.

    TOTUS has returned (be still mi corazon) and a tip of the panama to El Preptilo Premiero.

    But, pray tell. Why does Preptilo appear to present himself prior to TOTUS redux?

  126. Joe/craniac/HUGEASS:

    I know you are upset about your mother, but you have inadvertently missed the point.

    Conservatives value life and truth, which is why we detest abortion, euthanasia, genocide, racism, mean "provocative" sarcasm (ahem! This means YOU, Joe!), and LYING.

    It's unproductive to argue from our FEELings, because they are unreliable. Please THINK:

    What you experienced before that panel concerning your mother was heartless and cruel. But that experience will PALE beside what a government Death Panel will be FORCED to do regarding literally MILLIONS of disabled, elderly, or chronically ill Americans, because there will NOT BE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY FOR MUCH "CARE" AT ALL.

    WHEN some version of Obama's "health care" plan is passed (not "if"), people like your mother will not have ONE month in ICU, but likely will be forced out of ICU within a DAY or so.

    They will not always be granted surgery, even when procedures might prevent permanent damage and death----because the latter WILL BE DESIRED if the patient is beyond his/her "productive years," or is disabled.

    Here's the cold cruel fact of life you're missing, Joe: the rich have ALWAYS been able to afford a healthier lifestyle and the best medical care. For the rich, that won't change WITH or WITHOUT Obama's health care plan: if they don't like their medical care here, they can afford to fly elsewhere and buy great care. They will also MOVE AWAY from America, if they keep getting taxed to death; it's already happening re. NY City.

    Joe, just face reality. Embracing conservatism would help you SEE that when taxes are low, poor people aren't further impoverished, and rich people buy more services, which lifts the economy. Poor people can also then find easier ways to lift themselves out of poverty, and pay for their own health insurance.

    I am sorry about your mother, Joe. I know how you feel; I need optimum care myself, and can't afford it. Whaddya MEAN, "you're young?" Many of the posters here are around my age: in our 50's. We are IN this situation your mother experienced, right now!

    I don't want to see all of America suffer. Our health care situation will be much, much worse under Obama's plan, and you will be SO SORRY for having supported it.

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