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I am copying this from the editorial page of the Savannah Morning News yesterday, Saturday May 18.

Obama does Chicago

by John Kass

Dogged by scandal and with his press secretary presumably now curled up in the fetal position and breathing into a brown paper bag, its obvious President Barack Obama is in need.
Our president must find his happy place again, away from irritating controversies.
Like Benghazi, where four Americans died and he stood before the United Nations and made a phony reference to a ridiculous video in order to save his politics at the expense of the truth.
And now it's known that his Internal Revenue Service was used to threaten conservative and tea party groups and quash political dissent,The IRS also leaked damaging information from secret files against his political enemies to the media, prompting some to call him President Barack Millhous Obama.
Another scandal, involving the Justice Department seizing reporter's phone records hoping to find administration leaks, is a chilling assault on the First Amendment that would have made Nixon or J. Edgar Hoover smile.
What Obama requires is another relaxing vacation. This time, the man needs a visit to Happy Land. So please take my hand, Mr. President, and we'll fly there, over these political storm clouds in Washington, to where things were just perfect.
Back home to Chicago, Grant Park, November 2008.
Can you remember the looks of genuine adoration in their eyes?
Some were so overcome they couldn't help but weep for joy. Others barely stopped their lips from twitching. Still others were wiggly with excitement, like puppies unable to keep still, and we know what puppies do when they're excited.
Many hugged and offered high-fives, or loudly clapped, or clinked glasses and gave each other profound smiles of satisfaction and joy. And that was just the journalists. Reporters flocked to him as if he was the gently forest faun, Mr. Tumnus straight out of the Narnia tales.
These days, Benghazi is no longer being viewed as some isolated artifact in a glass jar. The other scandals have joined it, and combine in organic fashion to produce a president on the defensive.
It is the Congress' job to investigate. Let them ask the IRS why it provided information damaging to tea party members and conservatives to investigative reporters at ProPublica.
Using the IRS to smother dissent and grabbing the phone records of the Associated Press isn't something a gentle Mr. Tumnus would do.
But it is something done by politicians from Chicago, where government is the muscle that shuts the mouth.

John Kass is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune


I thought this was worth the effort of sitting at my computer and copying for our regular readers on the Courier blog site.

We have a Chicago politician in the White House


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JimmyMack commented on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Yeah...he replaced that incompetent imbecile from Crawford Texas that squandered your grand childrens future with his: Decision Points!

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Meanwhile, back at the AP newsdesk as reported in the Sav. Morn. News 19 May 2013 page 6C and titled: Obama Agenda Marches on Despite Controversies. Dateline Washington D.C.:

"Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barrack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the Administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.

'Absolutely not,' Steven Miller, the recently resigned acting head of the IRS, responded Friday when asked under oath if he had any contact with the White House about targeting conservative grooups seeking tax exempt status for special treatment.

"The President's re-election campaign?" persisted Rep. David Nunes, R-Calif.

"No," said Miller.

The hearing took place at the end of a week in which Republicans repeatedly assailed Obama and were attacked by Democrats in turn- yet sweeping immigration legislation advanced methodically toward bi-partisan approval in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

sebekm commented on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Being originally from the city, I read the Tribune and Sun-Times online daily. I have found John Kass to be a good read, insightful, and one who is quick to cut to the point (even though he places it at the end of this article). Here, the point is:

"Using the IRS to smother dissent and grabbing the phone records of the Associated Press isn't something a gentle Mr. Tumnus would do. But it is something done by politicians from Chicago, where government is the muscle that shuts the mouth."

I've followed Chicago politics all my life. The IRS operation is CLASSIC - CLASSIC - CLASSIC "Chicago politics." To me, all of the current "scandals" call for intensive, extensive scrutiny to find out who was involved - not only those with "boots on the ground" who were implementers, but also those "higher-ups" who were aware and should have reigned them in but did nothing. Nearly three-quarters of the American people, a growing number of prominent Democrats in the Congress, and even the liberal talkies AGREE.

Good post, TOT. Thanks for bringing this one to our attention.

timeontarget commented on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 07:40 AM

Not sure just how much depth there is to all of this just yet.

It appears to me at least that we currently have in the Executive branch an administration which does not lead by reaching across the aisle but at the same time willingly uses intimidation to squash opposition.

Old time arm twisting and such.

Entrenchment of elected officials and loyalty to party first and nation later is what has brought us to the dismal state that we are currently in.

I believe I remember reading somewhere that before George Washington finished his two terms of office he warned of the corruption which threatened to come from party loyalty.

mountain commented on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 08:23 AM

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
― George Washington

mountain commented on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 08:36 AM

George Washington's warning about political parties.

"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissention, which in different ages & countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders & miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security & repose in the absolute power of an Individual: and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty." — George Washington, September 19, 1796.

mountain commented on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 08:39 AM

Washington was correct on parties. But people tend to organize themselves in groups.

Right now, both political parties have sold out to special interest groups inimical to the the American People.

The Democrats in the recent past have presented themselves as the party of farmers and the working man and labor unions. They have instead become shanghaied by radical extremist groups - gays, PETA nuts, environmentalist wackos, communists, socialists and Aztlan freaks among others.

The Republicans in the recent past have represented themselves as the party of patriotism, pro-American interests, traditional values, and of free enterprise.
They have been taken over by extreme free-market capitalists,one-worlders and globalist corporate interests whose primary loyalties are not to America, but to profit at any price.

sebekm commented on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 18:34 PM

mountain: good insights.

Funkentelecky commented on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 20:25 PM

The post at 08:36 am, reminds me of President Obama.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 05:41 AM

The post at 8:36 paints a very good picture of not only President Obama but I'm sad to say it also paints a pretty good picture of our entire congress and I mean both parties in the two houses of our legislative branch.

We from both sides must join together to resolve this mess lest all will be lost I'm afraid.

Mountain whoever you are (and that does not really matter) I thank you very much for your posts.

I knew I remembered that but I don't do research very well as I'm barley computer literate enough to participate on this medium.

Thanks to all of you who have posted comments on this here blog.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 06:49 AM

I'm barely computer literate

my mistake

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Thanks for sharing.I use to get really worked up over the comments on the blog but I've learned to read and move on. The current administration isn't doing anything diffrent than administration's of the past. The issues are magnified becuase of the dislike some people have for our current Commander in Chief. The majority of the nation is tired of the witch hunt and hate. The POTUS rating is at an all time high becuase we realize it's personal attacks.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 14:52 PM

The POTUS rating is NOT at an all time high. If this administration is just doing what they all do, then WE THE PEOPLE need to start NOW to get them to change their ways. Can't do anything NOW to fix Bush II. Can't do anything NOW to Fix Bush I. Can't do anything NOW to fix Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, etc., etc. BUT WE CAN WORK TO FIX OBAMA.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 18:29 PM

Mr. Obama's approval rating announced TODAY was 49% (by Gallup). Other polls are lower - 45% and lower.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/124922/pre...

Numerous other Presidents have had much higher approval ratings. Kennedy's was 70% at one point in his administration, and I remember Bush The Elder's approval rating was near 90% right after Gulf War I. This POTUS' rating is NOT at an all time high, and most of the country realizes the scandals are NOT "personal attacks" on him. But he is responsible for his administration, and when they screw up, the buck stops (or should) with HIM. He is RESPONSIBLE.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 07:00 AM

"The majority of the nation is tired of the witch hunt and hate"

That statement I am in total agreement with.

Our Congress has virtually become dysfunctional and is mired in gridlock due to allegiance to party first and service to nation as a secondary matter.

sebekm, again I must thank you for your never ending contribution to the Courier blog site. I wish I could research like you do.

Again thanks to all who have contributed to this post. TOT

JimmyMack commented on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 13:00 PM

Yes Politics Nation, I agree. Seems to me this site is presently in Mob mode. Right wingers every where trying to turn their string into a rope.

Gag, vomit, puke....etc.

Tot: FYI, I got it down to two now. One of 'em, like Sebe, lives very close to me. I think I understand why you don't reveal yourself here on these pages when stating your hate filled political commentary. If I were You I would be ashamed to show myself also. To let you in on something, I am going to sign off with one word for you to contemplate. And will stop short, for now,... in naming you.

This word does not refer to my Conservative friend, MikeLongCounty, but refers to you. The word is......plumbing.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 15:44 PM

I don't see anybody in Mob mode,

Actually it appears to me that while there is nothing to become celebrant about we are perhaps at a turning point or at least a point of discovery.

The jury is out for the present.

(it really does not matter who I am)

(it really does not matter who you are)

Ho Hum

JimmyMack commented on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 16:48 PM

You're right, of course, Tot.

I just want fair play. I am an unashamed Liberal Democrat. I make no apologies for my political beliefs. And like Bob Sheiffer on Meet the Press and whom Sebe quoted in another blog, I and many other Liberals will no longer take it being shoveled onto us as that comment was.

Blaming those 20 little children's deaths along with 6 adults in Newtown on Liberals was something I cannot allow in good conscience to stand idly by and let go under the bridge.

That statement to me, Tot, was an insult of the highest order.

JimmyMack commented on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 17:12 PM

....Sorry, had to leave the computer for a moment. As I was saying...or trying to say... It is My belief that if I or anyone else is going to throw blame and names around then we should have the personal dignity to identify ourselves.

Now if one is like say Up2 and a select few of others who do not engage in such activity then I am perfectly OK with anonymity.

I will not be intimidated and anonymous name callers.

Sheran commented on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 22:35 PM

We, who choose to remain anonymous, want allow you "Jimmy Darsey" to bully us! If your so called "buddies" of Coastal Courier keep supporting you, I'll stop buying the paper or supporting it in anyway. I REFUSE TO BE BULLIED AS AN ADULT. We have young people dying everyday from being bullied! Where does it end? If not with the adults.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 07:03 AM

The tact of attacking the person either known or anonymous by any who contribute to this site is in my opinion to the detriment of this medium.

I have lived here all of my life and the newspaper has always been a vital daily source of information to me.

I was taught at an early age to read the editorial page every day so that I would be an informed citizen.

The press and let me add and emphasize "the free press" has been traditionally known as the fourth estate of a democracy.

The fourth estate is in serious jeopardy in this information age.

The Coastal Courier is the official organ of Liberty County.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 07:18 AM

To be designated as the legal organ is important to the publisher as it is a guaranteed revenue stream and quite lucrative because of legal requirement to advertise foreclosures, meetings of various government agencies, divorce, adoption, name changes, articles of incorporation and so on.

With that designation and the benefit which comes from it on the revenue side also comes the responsibility to protect the people from libelous stories or incidents.

As the Courier has transitioned toward the electronic media with the implementation of this blog site, it needs to be more concerned with the behavior of those who participate here.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 07:29 AM

In Dr Carson's speech at the National Prayer breakfast he had much to say about political correctness and he concluded that PC has been a bad thing.

Carson also said that liberals "when they have nothing meaningful to say, simply attack" with derogatory comments directed toward the person with whom they are in disagreement.

Otherwise known as bullying.

To allow us to bully one another is ultimately to the detriment of this site, this community and finally the Newspaper itself.

It becomes akin to tabloid journalism.

Or even lower.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 07:49 AM

Not too long ago the person of the blog known as sebekm announced one day that he had taken all of the bullying he would take from another blogger known as Murrelet.

He announced his intent to wage a campaign to have her removed from this site and he followed through and accomplished just that.

I personally had admired her ability to write and convey her thoughts.

It just so happened that she and I had never crossed swords although politically we were virtual opposites.

I didn't really want to see her go tho I did want to see her clean up her act a bit.

JM you too are a gifted wordsmith however you enjoy the darker side of the art.

That turns me off and away.

In my opinion it serves to be to the detriment of this medium.

Numerous people who know you personally have told me the same thing.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 08:01 AM

The character or person of Timeontarget has endured a substantial amount of abuse at the hands of JM and so has sheran.

That is childish and meaningless.

Also detrimental to this medium.

Sebekm and Timeontarget have crossed swords as strongly as any two participants on this site and I imagine we will do so again.

Sebekm has yet to be rude or crude I think that TOT has been likewise.

If the crude and ugly commentary is allowed to continue I TOT will ultimately withdraw from participating on this site as have several others already.

There are many issues in this community which could be influenced by healthy and thorough discussion on this site.

We need to be more concerned with hometown issues as much is amiss in our City Halls and our County offices.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 08:04 AM

Sheran thank you sincerely.

I REFUSE TO BE BULLIED ALSO.

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 08:59 AM

Well Sheran and Tot, the fact of the matter is the PRS rule that neither of you seem to recognize. The PRS rule is that if one wishes to keep the conversation polite then one must avoid discussions of Politics, Religion, and Sex; PRS. Emotions on these issues run deep in many of us. Yet, on these pages Politics is brought up frequently, and Religion is also brought up to some degree here. Sex discussions here are relatively silent.

My problem with the two of you, is that you seem to lack the personal awareness to realize the impact of your words regarding politics on me and maybe some others here. Yet you throw them out from behind an anonymous shield which is dishonorable and cowardly in my opinion. You do not take honest personal responsibility for making them. I don't like that about the two of you.

Maybe it is as Tot says describing my word smithing ability. What do you wish of me to do when I feel insulted and attacked by the words you write on these pages? What do you wish of me? To just be silent and go away I cannot and will not do. If the words I string together here impact you as I perceive that you are now calling "bullying", it is a result of my particular word smithing ability in meeting like with like. You cannot come here and blame murdering children on me and expect a silence or a non-retaliatory response. I will fire back. And if it just so happens that I am perhaps better at it than the two of you are...well that's just tough, isn't it?!

As long as we have commentary on the PRS' here you have to learn that the commentary has the potential to morph into a molitov cocktail in the least and maybe a limited verbal thermo-nuclear exchange.

If you are going to play this game you both need to come to terms with this reality or do as the both of you have stated, just go ahead and leave. I am not going anywhere unless the webmeister decides such.

Everyone does not think the same as you two. There are MANY differing view points that you seem unaware that exist in others. And closed mindedness as I see it frequently coming from yalls direction is in my opinion, a profound character defect and I will shine a light on it when I see it here.

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 15:49 PM

Yo Tot: just re-read your 7:49 comment:
"Numerous people who know you personally
have told me the same thing." sayeth Tot referring to JimmyMacks..."being a detriment to this medium."

Ah the joys of anonymity Tot. You don't have to identify yourself to see that you take yourself waaaaaay too seriously here. People have said this and that about JimmyMack, aka Jimmy Darsey have they now!? Well, lawdie-freakin-dah tot! You reckon its cuz I identify myself and take responsibility for my words?? Is that possible? So Tot, you 'speak' for others too now, is that right? I guess that they will remain in the shadows also like you. Hidden from public scrutiny in the darkness of cowardly anonymity.

FYI Tot, I have been taking my shots publicly since 1995 in the Courier, The Savannah Morning News, and HERE.

So What's New Tot? Do you expect me to go crawl back under my rock because "numerous people have told YOU the same thing about me?"!!

Your comments at times Tot border on the absurd. Your written "observances" here frequently reveal someone with a closed mind. And guess what Tot...and you can quote me by name on this one that I, Jimmy Darsey, have been told on numerous times by people who know me AND by some who do not know me but read me, that they...get ready for this one Tot...LIKE, ENJOY READING, FIRST THING THAT THEY LOOK FOR IN THE PAPERS, FIRST THING THAT THEY LOOK TO SEE ON THESE BLOGS, etc. etc. Can you believe that Tot??!!!

Funny thing about the ones talking to me and the ones talking to you though tot. The ones talking to me are NOT anonymous and show their faces. Your's are anonymous hood wearing types that take advantage in their darkness. Much like the Klan and cockroaches.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 13:19 PM

"He announced his intent to wage a campaign to have her removed from this site..."

I never did.

JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 14:34 PM

Well how bout that tot!! Seems it did not go down the way you said it did, did it? How many more have you possibly gotten wrong on this site? I think the count is in double digits!

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 06:22 AM

I recall a comment by sebekm some short time before Murelet was removed by the webmaster.

I can't quote it exactly but you stated that you were going to the webmaster to complain about her disparaging comments.

Shortly thereafter she/he (murelet) was removed by the webmaster.

It was somewhere about the time that you posted the blog

Make A Difference Be Part Of The Solution

sebekm, perhaps you did not but the end result was that she was removed shortly after you made that statement.

TOT has had more disparaging comments directed toward him than I care to tolerate.

I did not intend to pick a fight with you however I am sick and tired of Jimmy Darsey's utterly filthy and slime laced references.

It is an ugly distraction and I know people in general are turned off by it.

Have a good day.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 07:52 AM

Well, Mr. P. I am sick and tired of you blaming Liberals including me with murdering children. Your patroninzing tone is starting to bother me also. You ain't my daddy nor my Pastor, Mr. P.

Just because you wear a cowboy hat don't make you sheriff here.

Now please go and do some yard work.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:28 PM

I did not announce an "intent to wage a campaign to have her removed from this site." What I said - repeatedly - over three years - was that:

*Name-calling had no place here, and tells one more about the caller than it did about the target.

*Those who name-call do so either because they have no coherent argument or they get their jollies from doing so.

*Members of this community deserve to be able to express their views without being subject to bullying.

I repeatedly stated that my goal was to get Murrelet TO CHANGE HIS/HER WAYS. I also said - both publicly and privately to the webmeister - that I thought the site was better off with his/her ideas (but not her name-calling/bullying) than it was without them. In the end - although I do not specifically know what happened - it appears that late in the evening on December 7th, 2012, Murrelet either "wore out her welcome" with the webmeister and was booted or he/she decided to quit after a whole string of his/her posts were deleted as being in violation of site rules/policy.

So let me reiterate: I NEVER "announced an intent to wage a campaign" to have Murrelet "removed from this site." That things worked out that way may or may not be for the better of the rest of us (that's for each individual to decide), but I for one miss her "opposing views." I DON'T miss the name-calling, bullying and abuse.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 17:38 PM

Mr. P.: the cowboy hat refers when you come out your house to do yardwork.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 06:16 AM

I too feel like the site was indeed better off with her participation but not with her name calling/bullying.

Dr Carson said it best when he said liberals "When they have nothing meaningful to say resort to name calling"

The bulk of the decline of this great nation can be blamed on the parasitic liberals who have embraced all manner of UNGODLY behavior.

We have let the acceptance of progressive social issues destroy that what originally thrust this nation to the top of the world in a half century of existance.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 07:34 AM

Well there you have it folks from Mr. P. aka tot, himself. All Liberals are BAD PEOPLE.

A close-minded statement if I ever saw one.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 07:40 AM

Mr. P. your name-calling of Liberals being "parasitic" proves your very own point regarding name calling!!!

You are awash in self contradiction, my friend, yet you seem oblivous to it.

Amazing how the conservative mindset works.

timeontarget commented on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 06:44 AM

Paratism From Wikipedia

Paratism is a non-mutual relationship between organisms of different species where one organism, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.

Parasites increase their fitness by exploiting hosts for resources necessary for their survival, e.g. food, water, heat, habatat, and transmission.

An example is the brood paratism practiced by many species of cuckoo and cowbird, which do not build nests of their own but rather deposit their eggs in nests of other species and abandon them there. The host behaves as a "babysitter" as they raise as their own.

timeontarget commented on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 07:10 AM

This country was established as a capitalistic society where we were all promised to have the right of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Pursuit of happiness through individual efforts. Not a gift from a host government such as we have become through efforts of those of the liberal bent.

Most liberal minded folks that I have encountered are supported through various public funds such as teacher especially collage professors and those involved in higher education.

Others simply spend years on the dole in various non essential government positions.

All of the real created revenue which provides our treasury the means to finance the government comes from the private sector.

I can't recall ever knowing any self employed people who were of the liberal bent although I'm sure there are some.

Mostly I've found liberals to be involved in social work and public sector roles.

For these reasons the analogy seems appropriate to me.

timeontarget commented on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 08:24 AM

"Parasitism"

In my copying this I left out the "si"

Parasitism not Paratism

please excuse me

JimmyMack commented on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Defining a parasite doesn't lend any legitimacy to the word Mr. P. It is still a negative name that you used referenced humans. That and calling liberals murderers.

As to where I find many conservatives: I find many are an uneducated lot looking for simplistic answers to complicated questions, many wear John Deere type hats, a pick-up truck being the family mode of transportation, usually working in blue collar jobs such as plumbing, installing air conditioners and heaters, or performing carpentry type work and all them demonstrating a limited perspective of the world.

timeontarget commented on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 17:00 PM

Those blue color working individuals are the very ones who bear the burden of the payroll taxes which are extracted from the real workforce which sustains this country, even now after you and your kind have almost destroyed it.

Those folks which you acknowledge contempt for above are the very backbone of America.

Have a good day

JimmyMack commented on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 17:36 PM

Well Mr. P, you did call me a parasite did you not? I will meet such commentary in like fashion. Social Conservatism is on life support and eventually will succumb in its self manufactured death bed. You and those like you will be in that bed.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 06:39 AM

JM I did say that most liberals are akin to the likes of a parasite because most find employment in the public sector as opposed to joining the capitalistic sector which is where the real revenue comes from.

A parasite thrives on a host and the fruits of the labor of it's host.

Have you ever created a payroll without the revenue coming from some branch of government?

I suspect that you might be correct in your statement above.

Fortunately I am old enough that you are probably correct about the death bed. I take comfort in that.

However I feel sorry for our grandchildren both mine and yours.

You are virtually a socialist based on things you've said in the past.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 06:45 AM

This nation attained its greatness through capitalism and we are now witness to it's decline due to the progressive programs implemented through efforts of the liberal mindset.

I read recently that Vladimir Putin said, "President Obama and the Democratic party are either crazy or they want to destroy America".

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 06:54 AM

I think Putin said,

"Obama is either an idiot or he is purposely trying to destroy the American economy".

Have a good day.

JimmyMack commented on Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 08:22 AM

"murderers," "socialists," "parasites," etc... all name-calling words coming from Mr. P. aka tot.

You Mr. P. are virtually a closeminded, unhappy and confused Conservative.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 17:33 PM

"When we let the liberals kick God out of the front doors of the schools the Devil sneaked into the back door. The back door, was opened by liberals."*

*TOT's comment posted on sebekm's blog on Dec 15, 2012

Don't think TOT ever called ANYONE A MURDERER.

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 07:02 AM

BTW Tot, aka Mr. P, I do not hold those blue collar jobs noted above "in contempt." They are valuable contributers to our society. However, I find most of them to be social conservatives such as yourself. There is a big difference in between their job duties and their politics.

There exists in the judicial arena a phrase "guilt by association" and another one called "aiding and abetting" when it comes to crime.

Your reckless statement regarding Liberals "opening the back door" that led to the Newtown shootings and other horrible acts as being the fault of Liberals is the same thing as saying Liberals committed these atrocious acts.

You are a clumsy, confused, angry, close minded conservative Mr. P. who seeks to lay blame for societies ills on me and other Liberals. And guess what? We are not going to take it lying down.

Now go get in your RV, turn on the radio and listen to Rush Limbaugh successfully pushing you into an angry close minded rage regarding Liberals.

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 13:11 PM

Oh yeah Mr. P. I left out "accessory to murder." You may have convinced yourself that you have done nothing wrong with your reckless blameful comments, but you have slung the most ugly of slime here on these pages about me and Liberals.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 15:46 PM

"When we let the liberals kick God out of the front doors of the schools the Devil sneaked into the back door. The back door, was opened by liberals."*

*TOT's comment posted on sebekm's blog on Dec 15, 2012

It certainly wasn't the conservatives who kicked the daily devotional out of our schools.

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 18:39 PM

You Tot, are a delusional, self important, angry and intolerant human being.

I will give you this: I know who you are. Your sins here are no fault of you lovely wife. And out of respect for her I will back off naming you even tho I Jimmy Darsey know who you are.

timeontarget commented on Monday, Jun 03, 2013 at 09:06 AM

If you concentrated on posting meaningful things on this blog as well as others you, me and the Courier blog site would all be better off.

I suspect most readers would like that better also.

JimmyMack commented on Monday, Jun 03, 2013 at 09:27 AM

"I suspect most readers would like that better also," sayeth Tot.

Again annointing yourself as spokesperson for this here blog site, eh Tot?! Now hear this Mr. P.: YOU do not speak for others here, you speak only for yourself. You are not the Lord over this domain no matter how often you claim to be such.

You take yourself waaaaaaaaaay tooooooo seriously Tot.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 08:30 AM

I've never said or thought that I was nor even wanted to be "Lord over this domain" and likewise neither are you or for that matter none of the rest of those who contribute to this site.

Unfortunately you JM and I TOT are virtual polar opposites.

I like yourself am but one single voice on this site.

I will disagree with you but I will not attempt to drive you off of this site.

You like myself have a right to your opinion.

I am simply of the opinion that the bulk of the liberal agenda has resulted in the decline of our country.

Please read the column (an excellent one) published in today's print Courier authored by Mike Riddle.

Have a good day.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 17:54 PM

Mike and I talk often. I respect him very much. I read whatever he writes. He writes what he knows and sees without slinging barbs.

I read his article and believe that on some points he is absolutely right. Social Conservatism is on life support. I am not so sure tho that individual work ethic is in the same shape. I think hard working hispanics as well as other ethnicities are emerging and giving America a vital booster shot.

As a confirmed Liberal, I just believe that America's best days are ahead if we can stop the blame game and find some common ground rather than polarization. I will quit firing my salvos on this site as long as the Conservative right does the same thing. Until that day tho...it just could remain a firefight to the end.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 07:01 AM

I have found that hispanics as well as other ethnicities are indeed hard working and quite productive.

Problem is most of them are undocumented and are working under the table so to speak.

Many native Americans both black and white have become lazy and feel entitled.

Too many social programs initiated by the liberal agenda has brought about a generation of people who are not self reliant and therefore are a drain on the rest of society.

Our country is virtually bankrupt both financially and morally.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Well Tot, does that mean you will be returning your social security check that was initiated by Liberals, back to the government??

And there is nothing wrong with the government feeding destitute mothers, babies and the homeless and disabled. If this is the Liberal Agenda you are against, why not withdraw all kinds of aid, let 'em all die and then let God sort em out??

I find conservatives mostly think about their OWN well being. Not having much room in their hearts or heads for the disadvantaged.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 16:33 PM

Tot I do not believe it, but you seem to be incapable of seeing the forest because of the trees. Once again: "I suspect most readers would like that also." You mean to tell me that you cannot see the implications of that statement??!! You are implying what YOU think you know what others would like!!!! What is it in you that causes you to be so unself aware? Or better yet what is it that is NOT in you that causes such??

Now Hear This Mr. P.: YOU do NOT KNOW what others here would like or not like but you write your observances here as if you are some kind of spokesman for other bloggers. Maybe you should just roll one up and ponder it for a while. It's been my experience that one can discover things about ones self when doing so.

Have a nice day.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 07:42 AM

JM to your post above at 10:57 am yesterday the short answer is no.

More on that later.

The second part of that post is simply ridiculous blather.

The third comment is in fact correct.

More on that later.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 07:49 AM

From Leonard Pitts column in todays Savannah paper.
"But the modern conservative movement starts out with overstatement and works its way up from there."

"An old political axiom says that you should never interfere while an opponent is busy destroying himself"

Republicans do in fact sometimes do that but so do Democrats.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 07:52 AM

The above fits you JM

Regarding the Newtown shootings.

You said TOT had called liberals murderers.

It never happened.

You then worked yourself up from there.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 07:58 AM

"When we let the liberals kick God out of the front door of the schools the Devil sneaked into the back door, the liberals opened the back door."*

*TOT's comment posted on sebekm's blog Dec 15, 2012

I stand firmly by this statement

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 09:07 AM

Well Mr. P., it seems that I am arguing with a Stop sign here. I will only say that we are a nation of laws that entails separation of church and state. A concept that seems many conservatives such as yourself cannot grasp or come to terms with.

I stand firmly by the assertion that you do indeed blame liberal thinkers as being accesories to murder regarding the Newtown massacre.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 15:37 PM

Maybe if you had just studied a little more in school or just took the time to open your mind and explore the possibilty of other thought processes you would not be so entrenched in your foolish rigidity and self sanctimounous certainty.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 07:56 AM

JM I'm old school and glad I am that way.

I have a very busy day and weekend lined up so I'll have to get back to you sometime next week.

Have a good day.

JimmyMack commented on Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 18:11 PM

OK. Sent you a message on how to cut and paste.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 08:14 AM

I got the message and I thank you.

Haven't tried it yet.

I have a computer tech friend and I've asked her to come by when she can to help me get the hang of it.

Kind of looking forward to it although I am more appreciative of comments in the words of the one making the comment.

JimmyMack commented on Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 07:41 AM

I feel the same way. I do not do much copying and pasteing. It can be useful at times though. Sebe and Funk use it often to buttress their points and I am ok with that.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 07:36 AM

Still haven't tried to copy and paste.

My days are very busy in this time of the year, but I will get to it sooner or later.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 08:02 AM

Just attempted to do it but I could not.

I'll get some help later.

I found a good site on our founding Father's and their thoughts regarding prayer in public.

I might just print it and then copy myself but that will take more time than I can spare right now.

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 08:03 AM

Individual Spiritual beliefs by our founding fathers is one thing Tot, Constitutional Law is another thing altogether.

Our forefathers foresaw the need of Separation of Church and State.

It is only Aryan Nation types such as you who see it in a different light.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 16:15 PM

"Constitutional Law is another thing altogether".

By golly you are absolutely correct.

President Obama is apt to have trampled on the Constitution more than anyone with his executive orders before he leaves office.

And yes I know Dubya did also.

Both were wrong and our gridlocked congress is to blame.


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