Skeeter lubidowicz

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skeeter01 wrote:
normalfreak2 Frank Luntz is also the guy who came up with the whole "Death Panel" BS about the ACA.  He was a repeat guest on a special segment of the Colbert Report on Comedy Central a number of years back showing off his affinity for this kind of crap.  He is a master of misinformation, and in my mind, very dangerous to this country.
skeeter01 wrote:
johncourage There were no indictments of any members of the Obama Administration.  Not a one.  If Mrs. Clinton had committed felonious acts for which there was a preponderance of evidence that could convict her, she would have been indicted, tried and convicted.  But that never happened.  

Your suggestion that the U.S. Justice system is biased and doesn't indict democrats smells too much like the excrement Infowars... uh... excretes.

Face facts, man.  Republicans tend to be rule-breakers - especially (and apparently) Republicans in powerful positions.  Look at the dirty tricks the Republican-controlled Congress has been playing just this year!  AHCA - developed in secret, by ONLY Republican men, and tried to be forced through with little to no time for Debate.  This Tax Bill, developed in Secret, released for review one hour prior to voting on it, and at the same time it was still being tweaked.   Republicans play dirty. 

Remember back in 2008 when Democrats had that super-majority?  Republicans were practically shitting themselves thinking America was on the verge of ruin.  But guess what, it never happened.  Even though they had the power to force through anything they wanted, they didn't. They didn't play dirty like Republicans do.  They did things properly, fairly, and in the spirit of bi-partisanship.  The ACA was developed with bipartisan involvement, had plenty of time for debate, and was passed.  Democrats followed the rules all the way through on that.

Looking at what Republicans are doing today, when they DON'T have a super majority, there is little doubt that if they ever did get that super-majority - there would be no such cooperation.  It would be a field day of corrupt deal-making for all their super-rich donors/ friends.  THAT is why Republicans are reflected so poorly in this chart.  It seems Republicans think laws are just speed bumps.  But they don't think that once they're caught.  And they get caught and awful lot.  
skeeter01 wrote:
megrendel ok, I'll bite... what is this "very good reason" of which you speak?
skeeter01 wrote:
jayme21 An indictment is a formal accusation that has been accepted by the courts that a crime has been committed.  A conviction means the accused person has been found guilty.
skeeter01 wrote:
doiknowyou I saw that the first time around... I even rewound it to see it again.  It was very funny.  And too bad they didn't have the split screen up at that point... I would have loved to have seen Chris Cuomo's reaction.  

Thinking about it, though... this was probably taped, and they probably purposefully removed the split screen for that portion of the interview to hide his reaction.  Did you notice how he looked like he was struggling hard to keep a straight face when they went back to split screen a minute or so later??
skeeter01 wrote:
kalron27 I am thinking he made this move on purpose.  I believe he knows that doing this will probably destabilize the entire area, but he did it anyway because he must believe that there is something to gain in doing so.  At the very least, he believes there is nothing to lose since (as holygod mentioned) he is sitting 6000 miles away.  

He says he wants what's best for America and he has proven that he will stop at nothing to get what he wants - including lying, cheating, stealing, and even committing treason.  So, my guess is that someone convinced him that taking this risk is worth it.  The status-quo hasn't worked so far, so why not take a chance?  What if it works?  What if this is the catalyst for peace in that region?  My god... he'd be declared a hero.  Even those of us who hate him will have to concede the fact that he put in motion the forces that brought about an impossible peace.  

Time will tell.

The cynical side of me thinks there are deeper forces in play.  Whoever it was that convinced him this is a worthwhile risk must have some kind of Plan B in place if (but probably when) it fails miserably.  Is this a play for oil?  Maybe they're thinking that if it fails it will lead to everyone who sitting atop all that oil to destroy themselves and then they can slip in and take control of it?   I don't know.  God, I hope I'm wrong.  Otherwise, god help us all.
skeeter01 wrote:
kalron27 I agree with muert here.  i think we can all agree that 45's tendency to call out other people's physical flaws is reprehensible.  And that's one reason why I don't want to do it back to him.  If I did, I'd just be stooping to his level.  Besides, I think this denture slip is karma.  The universe is paying him back for all the public shamings he's done to others.  I'm all for letting the universe do the dirty work.
skeeter01 wrote:
bryan_gilchrist01 Oh come on... you do see the difference between the two, yes?  The Pantsless DUI video was his own doing.  A video of him having a stroke is something else entirely, and I don't think anyone on this site would want to see that, much less consider it funny.  
skeeter01 wrote:
I guess Kushner suggested this?  He is, after all, in charge of brokering peace in the middle-east.
skeeter01 wrote:
bryan_gilchrist01 I dunno, I think this post was pretty old-school IAB (aka cool).  I give it 5 stars!  It's nice to see some of these holier-than-thou celebs get humbled from time to time.  I don't wish bad things on anyone, but if you behave badly, you kinda earned the karmic comeuppance.  Besides, Natl' enquirer is usually complete fabrication, all the other times it's conjecture.  This video provides bona fide proof of what happened.
skeeter01 wrote:
i Wonder if there’s any G2 value in those screens shown in the background of photo 1.
skeeter01 wrote:
Where can I get some of THOSE happiness pills?
skeeter01 wrote:
fancylad I agree... what was the consistency of it (wet, or log-like)?  What color?  How much odor was involved?  Inquiring minds want to know!
skeeter01 wrote:
5cats I followed your link to Veritas... I found it interesting that they are calling themselves American Pravda on their own website.  Pravda is the Russian word for Truth... it is also the name of the official newspaper of the Communist Party in Russia.  I noticed that they are also using the Cyrillic character for Ya (the backwards R - it's the last character in the Cyrillic alphabet).  WTF?  Why is it the Right-wingers are so in love with Russia these days?  When did Communists (and Nazis for that matter) become something right-wingers consider good, or at the very least, want to emulate?  I thought right-wingers consider themselves to be American patriots.  That site sure doesn't seem to be showing patriotism for American ideals.  
skeeter01 wrote:
robthelurker and squrlz4ever - The phrase "jumping on the bandwagon" has an equally awful origin story.  Back in the day, bands couldn't always find venues in which to play their music, so they'd climb aboard a horse-drawn wagon and go through town playing their music in the hopes of booking a more stationary venue.  These came to be known as "band wagons" - and over time the two words became one - but that's another story.  

Anyway, one day an overzealous fan jumped aboard one of these bandwagons so he could listen to the music without having to follow it all over town.  He was a smoker, and given that this was a horse-drawn wagon, there was a lot of hay strewn about.  So this super-fan nonchalantly disposed of his cigarette butt into a bit of hay, which promptly ignited, and in a scene similar to the Hindenburg disaster, the entire wagon and all occupants instantaneously went up in flames.  The unfortunate band members and the super-fan were all burnt alive, ending their lives in arguably one of the most horrible ways possible.  

So, that's how the phrase "jumping on the bandwagon" came to mean being burned alive.  For example, "You know Jim, from accounting?  What a suck up!  At the staff meeting today he was such a brown-noser, I found myself wishing he would just jump on the bandwagon."
skeeter01 wrote:
That can't be Russia, they don't tolerate gingers.
skeeter01 wrote:
He apologized, so at the very least he's thinking that if she felt offended in any way, he'd best own up to it.  It's a shame he's been caught up in this as it's only damaged his reputation and the good work he's done for women.  I can't speak to who she voted for - in fact, I had no clue who she even was prior to this whole thing.  If it turns out she's done this to take down a Democrat because she's some kind of shill for the right, well, Karma will eventually bite back.
skeeter01 wrote:
This guy, and all Flat Earthers for that matter, need only look at the North Star to see the earth is round.  In the Northern Hemisphere, Polaris is positioned such that the altitude of the Star (e.g., Degrees from the horizon) is the latitude at which you are currently standing.  To illustrate - If Polaris appears 45 degrees above the horizon, you're at 45 degrees latitude. If it appears 5 degrees above the horizon, you are at 5 degrees latitude.  The closer you get to the equator, the closer Polaris gets to the horizon.  And once you go south of the equator, Polaris completely disappears.  That cannot happen if you are standing on a geometric plane.
skeeter01 wrote:
I wonder if conservatives are starting to see the flaming bed that Faux News, Rush Limbaugh, G. Gordon Liddy, and Carl Rove made for them.  I hope the smarter ones recognize that they'd vastly improve their brand by distancing themselves from the moronic masses who subscribe to their rhetoric.  Granted, the same can be said for liberals, but I'll bet the size of the moronic mass is far greater on the right.
skeeter01 wrote:
holygod If I were to guess, I would say that it is just one of many "lies" we are told that are meant to lull us into accepting the facts presented to us by reflex.  Once everyone accepts what they are told as truth, it will be easier for the conspirators to continue to "lie" to us without anyone making a fuss.  Put simply, they're just prepping us for future lies that will be even bigger and more grandiose.

This is, of course, just a guess.  I got to this guess by pretending to be my crazy Uncle Gary, who believes all the conspiracy theories Faux News and Breitbart spit out.
skeeter01 wrote:
I'm guessing the unseen footage was the extra .5 seconds of the Skywalker family enjoying the suns set?
skeeter01 wrote:
I don't understand these hair wasters.  Why is it that people who are not bald decide to shave their heads?  I consider this an affront to the involuntarily bald.
skeeter01 wrote:
5cats when you put it like that, maybe it's not so doable after all... not with current technology, anyway.
skeeter01 wrote:
trimble how?
skeeter01 wrote:
melcervini at what cost, though?  I can certainly see how cheaper gas will free up cash for other things, but I think that will also lead to increased demand for gas-guzzling vehicles.  Our consumption of fossil fuels probably shouldn't be increased, as that will have a negative effect on our already struggling environment.