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Poor Clint.. He was channeling

In his "senior moments" onstage, he apparently thought he was someone else who made a living saying things no one understood.

Clint got the look just about right, but he mangled the content, and made the non-sequitors & gibberish mean and ugly..

Something the Professor would have NEVER done ..



If you are the quarterback, and your teammates refuse to catch the ball

or they hand it off to the other team when you give it to them, or they turn and run to the other endzone with it, can you really be held responsible when the team loses?

A president is like a quarterback...but the team cannot "win the game" unless the rest of the team participates too..

In Obama's case, the "team" he had to work with may have had a few near him who tried to keep him from being tackled, but the rest of the team were actively avoiding carrying, catching the ball... all the while yelling about what a shitty quarterback he was...and when they lost..it was all his fault...even though when he was put into the game, the previous quarterback (who WAS a shitty quarterback) had them down 30 points before the new quarterback came in..

Never trust your future to anyone who uses "guffaw" in "normal" conversation

that about sums it up




with sound:
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/01/romney-laughing-debate-taxes.html

GOP Convention.."Poor-a-palloozza"...reminds me of this

Treasury's O'Neill, Senator Byrd Trade Barbs
Thu Feb 7, 3:00 PM ET
By Glenn Somerville

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A routine Senate hearing took a
strange twist on Thursday when an infuriated Treasury
Secretary Paul O'Neill traded barbs with Democratic Sen.
Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of U.S. Congress,
over who grew up poorer.

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The spat began when Byrd took offense to a cartoon in the
Bush administration's 2003 budget document, released on
Monday, showing Gulliver tied down by Lilliputians, which
the West Virginia senator said implied the interests of
ordinary people were too minor to warrant consideration.
The silver-haired Byrd, renowned for his insistence that
the White House show respect for Congress, then snapped:
"I've been here for 50 years (and) we're here to represent
the interests of the people." Byrd labeled the cartoon's inclusion in the glossy, photo-filled, flag-emblazoned budget document -- a departure from
the usual plain-paper, plain-cover plan the White House usually produces -- "nonsense" and added: "A lot of us were here before you. You're not Alexander Hamilton."

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O'Neill, a wealthy former industrialist, was clearly
agitated by Byrd's manner and fired back: "I've dedicated
my life to doing what I can to getting rid of rules that
limit human potential and I'm not going to stop." Sitting ramrod straight at the witness desk, O'Neill rejected any implication that he lacked empathy for
ordinary working Americans and said his own beginnings were
humble.

A LADDER WITHOUT RUNGS

"I started my life in a house without water or electricity
so I don't cede the high moral ground to you of knowing
what life was like in a ditch," O'Neill said in a tightly
controlled voice. Byrd was swift with a riposte. "I started out in life
without any rungs in the bottom of the ladder...I've had
that experience and I can stand toe-to-toe with you," he
said. The West Virginia Senator then threw in a reference to an
early controversy involving O'Neill, who initially resisted
putting his huge personal stock holdings into a trust when
he was appointed Treasury secretary but eventually did so.

"I haven't walked in any corporate boardrooms. I haven't
had to turn millions of dollars into trust accounts -- I
wish I had those millions of dollars." Byrd said. "I grew up in a coal-miner's home and I married a coal-miner's daughter, so I hope you don't want to start down this road and talk about our backgrounds and how far back
we came from," he added.

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http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020207/
ts_nm/economy_oneill_spat_dc_2

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http://www.BuzzFlash.com/

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (time for Jindal to take a look at this)

Louisiana has lost so much wetland/marsh land, that it's probably time to start looking into just moving people to safer areas.. It makes NO sense to have people continuing to live in areas that are definitely going to be in harm's way with every storm. the money spent to keep building levees and to rebuild over and over and over has to be more costly than just declaring some areas as off limits for building/rebuilding.



http://www.usatoday.com/weather/floods/2008-06-19-flood-town_N.htm

Ill. town finds life does go on after floods

Updated 6/20/2008 1:53 AM



By Marisol Bello and Peter Eisler, USA TODAY
VALMEYER, Ill. Toni Heusohn never thought she would move from her house by the Mississippi River. Then a flood in 1993 wiped out the town. Now, as images of watery devastation play out on TV, she says she has peace of mind knowing she is safe in her new home atop a 400-foot bluff. "I was so thankful the town moved everybody up," said Heusohn, 58, whose double-wide mobile home right off Main Street was among 350 properties destroyed 15 years ago. She and many of the townspeople now live in new homes in a new town that has the old name but looks more like a suburban subdivision with manicured lawns and cul-de-sacs.

Valmeyer's rebirth a mile away was funded through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, a FEMA project to help communities in flood-prone areas relocate to higher ground. The program, born in 1988 and expanded after the floods of 1993, pays 75% of the cost of moving structures or buying them for demolition. The other 25% must come from matching state and local funding. Since the floods of 1993, FEMA has distributed more than $1 billion in grants to fund the removal or relocation of about 12,000 structures in flood-prone areas across the Midwest, most of them along the Mississippi and its tributaries. Yet that's a small percentage of the number of homes and businesses in flood plains that have been swamped in recent days. Many communities have passed up the grants because they are unable to match federal funding. Under the voluntary program, property owners agree to be bought out so they can use the money to build elsewhere. Then the community must allow the land to revert to its natural state as a park or open space. It cannot be redeveloped.

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Jindal cannot find his bootstraps.. wants a promise from federal government for reimbursement

Jindal said he wanted a promise from the federal government to be reimbursed for storm preparation costs.




Read more:(I know it's from Fox, but the article is pretty well-written)


Authorities say a storm surge driven by Hurricane Isaac is overtopping a levee in a thinly populated part of mostly rural Plaquemines Parish, south of New Orleans.

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"The devastation of my house is worse than Katrina and the flooding in Woodlawn is worse than Katrina, so those things tell me that the damage on the east bank is worse than Katrina," Nungesser told The Times-Picayune. Hurricane Isaac knocked out power, flooded roads and pushed water over the top of a rural Louisiana levee before dawn Wednesday as it began a slow, wet slog toward a newly fortified New Orleans, seven years to the day after Katrina.

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As Isaac neared the city, there was little fear or panic. "Isaac is the son of Abraham," said Margaret Thomas, who was trapped for a week in her home in New Orleans' Broadmoor neighborhood by Katrina's floodwaters, yet chose to stay put this time. "It's a special name. That means God will protect us."

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Isaac promises to test a New Orleans levee system bolstered by $14 billion in federal repairs and improvements after the catastrophic failures during Hurricane Katrina. Isaac posed political challenges with echoes of those that followed Katrina, a reminder of how the storm seven years ago became a symbol of government ignorance and ineptitude. President Barack Obama sought to demonstrate his ability to guide the nation through a natural disaster and Republicans reassured residents they were prepared Tuesday as they formally nominated Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, as the Republican Party's presidential candidate.

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There was already simmering political fallout from the storm. Louisiana's Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, who canceled his trip to the convention in Tampa, said the Obama administration's disaster declaration fell short of the federal help he had requested. Jindal said he wanted a promise from the federal government to be reimbursed for storm preparation costs. "We learned from past experiences, you can't just wait. You've got to push the federal bureaucracy," Jindal said. Obama promised that Americans will help each other recover, "no matter what this storm brings." "When disaster strikes, we're not Democrats or Republicans first, we are Americans first," Obama said at a campaign rally at Iowa State University. "We're one family. We help our neighbors in need."

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Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2012/08/29/isaac-thrashes-new-orleans-overtops-levee/#ixzz24w2JL4rd

I think Mitt and Ann SHOULD win

King & Queen of the Country Club

and then they should play bridge & go to brunch ..and maybe some golf

and then gas up the jet & go to one of the mansions..


I am finding myself more and more, wishing that when someone loses, they be exiled for a while so we could stop seeing them..

Democrats have the decency to "retreat" when they lose, but republicans NEVER accept defeat..

I'm excited about Queen Ann's speech.

I hope she tells us about the time she "beat" typhoid...and how she had brushes with death from:
Argyria
Moya Moya
Crapulence
Smallpox
Inversa
Scabies
Rickets
Beriberi
Dengue Fever
Hepatitis A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P
Impetigo
Rabies
Pubic lice
Leprosy
Malaria
Scrapie

Our Annie is a survivor...

"...a 24-year nightmare that ended Friday..."

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Texas-man-freed-after-DNA-clears-him-of-1988-rape-3811865.php

Texas man freed after DNA clears him of 1988 rape
ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press
Updated 3:17 p.m., Friday, August 24, 2012



FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A man who spent more than two decades behind bars was freed Friday after DNA evidence cleared him in the rape of a 14-year-old Fort Worth girl. David Lee Wiggins was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1989, although neither of the two fingerprints found at the scene matched his. The girl, whose face was covered during most of the attack, picked Wiggins out of a photo lineup and then a live lineup, saying he looked familiar. But DNA testing earlier this month excluded Wiggins as the person who committed the crime. Tarrant County prosecutors said DNA evidence demonstrated his innocence.

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"I hold no bitterness," Wiggins said in court after the judge's ruling. "I'm thankful to Jesus Christ. He said he could move mountains, and surely this was a mountain. ... And to the victim: I'm not mad at you. I don't hold you responsible."

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Wiggins, who wore a blue shirt and tan pants, said his immediate plans included eating a hamburger and spending time with his sister. He will live with a friend he met through his church ministry, according to the Innocence Project nonprofit group, whose attorneys started working on his case in 2007. After his conviction is formally reversed, Wiggins will be eligible for $80,000 a year in compensation that Texas pays to wrongfully convicted ex-inmates.

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Wiggins said he agreed to be in a police lineup in 1988 because he knew that he didn't commit the crime and thought he had nothing to worry about. Instead, it led to a 24-year nightmare that ended Friday.
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I suspect that Isaac will be more welcome in Florida than the GOP convention

Florida is one of many states that have been suffering from the drought, so a slow moving Cat1 with plenty of rain is actually just what they need.

Too many people have gotten accustomed to the Weather Man's scowl when he talks about "rain".. Gee whiz, a weekend might get "spoiled"..bummer..

We NEED rain.. It's not a bad thing..

We drink water.. we wash ourselves, our cars, our dishes, our clothes.

We water our lawns (some do)

We like lush green foliage

We like cheap veggies

Woodland critters need water too, or we end up with bears in swimming pools & cougars drinking from back yard fountains.

Rain is a blessing..not a curse..

If you don't think so, ask a farmer who ends up having to buy water & pay for irrigation machinery..

Deserts might be nice when you want to ride around on adult toys (wrecking the fragile ecosystem there..but that's another story) for a few vacation days, but living in a desert is not as "fun", and it's quite expensive too, unless you like living in 110 degrees-in-the-shade...99% of the time.
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