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September 10, 2009

Open Thread


Posted by Van Helsing at September 10, 2009 1:44 PM


That's not fair! What is a liberal to do without the Race Card?

Posted by: Anonymous at September 10, 2009 1:56 PM

No kidding, Anon. We sure know that they "never leave home without it"...

Posted by: Fuzzlenutter at September 10, 2009 2:21 PM

I know WND isn't the most reliable of sources, but this was too ridiculous to ignore>>

Gay man sues Bible publisher for "mental anguish"

Posted by: Refuter of Liberal Vermin at September 10, 2009 2:25 PM


“Another story concerned a friend of a friend, a married immigrant from Poland who jumped to his death from one of the World Trade Center towers. His young wife spoke little English and was still grieving when she hurled herself off her Brooklyn apartment building roof a few weeks later. Her husband is included among the two-thousand nine hundred and seventy-four fatalities in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania on 9/11. That distraught woman and countless others like her are not included in that tally. She deserves mention because she and her fellow ancillary victims should be remembered. Their stories accentuate the misery that resulted from our failure to prevent those unprovoked assaults on the United States. They also should serve as reminders, warnings of what could happen again.” (Excerpted from An Immodest Proposal for Ending and Winning the War on Terrorism,p. 11.)

Eight years ago tomorrow, on September 11th, 2001, America was attacked. There’s no need to recount the details of that attack by mostly Saudi Arabian Islamic terrorists.

Or, is there?

It’s very normal for people to try to forget horrific events in their lives or to shift them onto the backburners of our consciousness. That’s probably beneficial for our mental health, especially if those people witnessed the horrors first hand.

It’s also very dangerous.

Our president was probably busily organizing communities in Chicago on September 11th, 2001 and/or preparing for the next session of the Illinois State Senate. He was far removed from New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, PA and perhaps that distance from the scenes of destruction accounts for his blase’ attitude toward the very present danger that is terrorism today.

Out of duty, no doubt President Obama will say a few words tomorrow commemorating the eighth anniversary of the worst assault on America in our history, but only out of duty.

It seems our president, one, fails to perceive the ongoing and possibly imminent threat of Islamic terrorists and, two, wants Americans to honor that day although not in remembrance of what happened.

President Obama may or may not be a Muslim in his heart but he definitely discounts the terrorist threat from rabid Muslims and has abandoned the use of the word “terrorism,” as if ignoring it will make it go away. It doesn’t work that way, Mr. President.

Obama has also minimized the sacred nature of 9/11 by declaring the day should be recognized as a “day of service,” suggesting that serving our communities would be tantamount to honoring the thousands of innocents who died.

Please take a few moments to visit That website, (with which I am not affiliated in any way), features photos, videos, and other other pertinent information on 9/11/2001. None of it is cheery, all of it is important to remember.

To paraphrase George Santayana, those who forget the past may rue the day when it re-occurs. And maybe it will re-occur closer to home.

Fly the flag tomorrow!

Posted by: Berlet98 at September 10, 2009 3:19 PM

The Race Card: Do leave home without it!

Good post, Berlet 98! My workplace STILL displays the American flag at half staff in honor of Teddy Kennedy. Of course, all flags are displayed at half staff when a member of congress, past or present dies. The flag may just as well stay that way for a few more days. It hardly seems like eight years has passed.

Fly the flag, take a few moments out your day just to think about what happened.

Posted by: Graycat at September 10, 2009 3:37 PM

Shocking Lack of Respect

There was a shocking lack of respect displayed at Barack Obama's health care speech last night. President Obama spent most of his speech calling opponents of Democratic health restructuring plans liars. South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson called Obama a liar in response.

A shocking lack of respect all around.

Not for the first time. Like when George Bush was booed at Obama's inauguration.


The Have Your Cake And Eat It Too Speech

Barack Obama's speech on health care tonight was a good effort to re-frame the debate and the issues, but ultimately was a non-starter because it relied on governmental powers of coercion, a public option as to which Obama will not back down, the illusion of no increased deficits but expanded benefits, all to be funded by the pipe dream of every governmental plan:

Government will find cost savings through greater efficiencies.

With a dose of taxes on high cost insurance plans and insurers, to fill in what efficiency does not.

$900 billion over ten years. Since the plan doesn't start for 4 years, that's $900 billion over six years.

Posted by: SK at September 10, 2009 4:06 PM

Well, it didn't take long to dig into Rep. Joe Wilson's past. It seems he may be a drug addict.

Oh the horror!

This could explain his outburst. I'd have been unable to restrain myself too, if I'd been there hyped up on . . . CAFFEINE! Too bad he came off the caffeine and apologized.

Posted by: Lyle at September 10, 2009 4:12 PM

I just saw the best bumper sticker and am so sorry we did not come up with it!

"A taxpayer voting for Obama, is like a chicken working for Colonel Sanders."

Posted by: Mack at September 10, 2009 4:25 PM

He was probably taking No-Doz or something similar.


Active Ingredients: Each caplet contains: Caffeine (200 mg)

Inactive Ingredients: Benzoic Acid, Corn Starch, FD&C Blue 1, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Mineral Oil, Polysorbate 20, Povidone, Propylene Glycol, Simethicone Emulsion, Sorbitan Monolaurate, Stearic Acid, Sucrose, Titanium Dioxide


To quote Lyle "The horror!"

I am shocked the hippie troglodytes who run these smear campaigns could put their bongs and roaches down long enough to do some "research".

Posted by: SK at September 10, 2009 4:28 PM

By the way, 200mg is not much more than what is in a cup of coffee or a cappuccino.

Posted by: SK at September 10, 2009 4:30 PM

I just saw the best bumper sticker and am so sorry we did not come up with it!

"A taxpayer voting for Obama, is like a chicken working for Colonel Sanders."

Posted by: Mack at September 10, 2009 4:25 PM

That, sir, is blatantly racist. It's time people like you stopped with all the racial remarks further spli...what?! What do you mean it's been declined!?

Posted by: Tycho at September 10, 2009 4:46 PM

Man, I've been totally off caffiene for more than a year and I still call "liar" on post turtle's speech.

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at September 10, 2009 5:17 PM

In the beginning of the finical collapse one of the first to go was the American Racist Bank. Although SOME CRIMINALS are still trying to use the "RaceCard" which is it NO LONGER VALID. Mastercard and Visa OK. You got your black president, take your RaceCard, soak it in oil, dip it in sand and shove it up your OBAMA!!

Posted by: TED at September 10, 2009 5:39 PM

Why Are Jews Liberals?

Posted by: J at September 10, 2009 6:37 PM

Video: No American should have to choose between health care and …

Posted by: J at September 10, 2009 6:38 PM

Solution to global warming: contraception

Posted by: mega at September 10, 2009 6:48 PM

Out of duty, no doubt President Obama will say a few words tomorrow

Yeah, he'll say "Booooooosh's Fault!"

Posted by: Nunya at September 10, 2009 6:53 PM

Cuba uses sniffer dogs to track down crooks, dissidents

Posted by: J at September 10, 2009 7:07 PM

You know what I can't stand?

When white people say "namaste"?

Weird. Take pride in your own culture you brainwashed fools!

Posted by: Anonymous at September 10, 2009 7:30 PM

I also dislike anyone who is not white.

Posted by: Republican at September 10, 2009 7:36 PM

I love people who are not white because they make me feel SOOOOOO superior.

Posted by: Democrat at September 10, 2009 7:40 PM

I hate everybody that doesn't live in an earthship.

Even though I'm not white, and proudly proclaim my hatred for white people, I like to use white skin lightening cream:

Posted by: moonbat at September 10, 2009 7:48 PM

I love non-white people, so long as they know their place.

Posted by: Liberal Democrat at September 10, 2009 8:03 PM

White women are tasty. Yum!

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at September 10, 2009 8:25 PM

I love black people. I think everyone should own a few.

Posted by: Ghost of Wellstone at September 10, 2009 8:41 PM

Overseas Moonbattery Report:

Tintin 'To Be Sued' for Congo Book

A Congolese accountant is to launch a lawsuit in France against Tintin for racism, accusing judges in the cartoon hero's native Belgium protecting a "national symbol".

Posted by: SK at September 10, 2009 8:53 PM

Vetting: The Hill Notes Joe Wilson Used to Take Legal No-Doz Caffeine Pills; Forgets President Used to do "Grass" and "Blow"

Hey, that Joe Wilson. Started taking NoDoz in college, kept on taking them for years and years.

Just sayin'. Just... sayin'.

Draw your own conclusions.

Meanwhile, we have an admitted cokehead as president and the media never really bothered to discuss that.

But caffeine?

Posted by: SK at September 10, 2009 8:55 PM

Like in the TV ad take our moonbatcredit cards and use them in skeet shooting PULL,BLAM,NO MOORE MOONBAT CARD DEBT

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at September 10, 2009 9:06 PM

So, Rep. Joe Wilson is a liar, eh, Lefties?

Then why this?


Rep. Wilson Outburst Leads Senate Dems to Close Loophole in Health Reform Bill

In the Senate, Democrats in the so called "Gang of Six," began moving quickly to close the loophole Rep. Joe Wilson helped bring to light with his outburst during President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night.

Translation: Wilson was right.

There was an illegal immigrant loophole, which the a--holes in the Democrat party just now -- in a total coincidence -- decided to close. Or at least attempt to convince people that they're trying to close it.


Enjoying the taste of your own bullshit encrusted feet, liberal trolls?

Posted by: SK at September 10, 2009 9:23 PM

Lest anyone be misled by my previous column on 9/11, let’s be clear about the threats and dangers faced by the United States today: The perpetrators of the attacks on September 11th, 2001, the Islamic crazies, are only the most obvious of our enemies.

We have a slew of others.

Always reliable entrants on our enemies list is the former U.S.S.R. under the semi-detached leadership of Vlad Putin, former head of the KGB. Still chafing after the dissolution of its empire–thanks to Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II–and infused with oil revenues, Russia is doing its damnedest to regain a semblance of international power.

Its latest gambits include a secret meeting with Israel’s PM Netanyahu, Israel knows it no longer has a friend in the White House. What transpired at that meeting or meetings is unknown but we can be certain the subject was not America’s national security.

Practicing Bill Clinton’s triangulating, Putin also held a kissy-fest with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez,, and Russia announced it wants to make nicer to a potentially-nuclear Iran:

Then there’s the inscrutable Chinese. . .
(Read the rest at

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Posted by: andy at September 11, 2009 1:26 AM

The media looking for dirt on a man who challenged Obama? Who'da thunk it?

The Hill have already come up with the shocking revalation that Joe likes caffeine.

Posted by: Smorfia48 at September 11, 2009 2:56 AM

Obama's lucky Wilson wasn't hopped up on Twinkies.

Posted by: Judith M. at September 11, 2009 4:33 AM

Speaking of the race card, here is a tale from the DU. If you would like to see the commentary afterward, go here:

Or, if you don't want to have to give your computer a hot soapy shower, you can go here:,33360.0.html


Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep-08-09 12:30 PM
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I ratted out a rightie at the hospital this morning.

Edited on Tue Sep-08-09 12:33 PM by Critters2
A parishioner was having surgery this morning (in fact, I've come home for lunch, but going back to the hospital, to be there when he comes out of surgery), so I went over and parked in the clergy parking area. Clergy parking is far enough from the hospital that they have a shuttle car come around to pick people up, driven by volunteers. The shuttle pulled up behind my car just as I was getting out, so I hopped in. The driver says, "I like your 'I love my beagle' sticker."

Me: Thank you.
Him: I don't like the other sticker, though.
Me: What?
Him: I don't like your other sticker.
Me: The Obama one?
Him: Yep. I don't like him, I don't trust him.
Me: Because he's black? (Yep, I went there. It's time to confront these racists).
Him: Did I say that?
Me: What other reason would you have to not trust the president of the United States?
Him: I don't know where he's from.
Me: He's from Hawaii originally. More recently from Chicago. Now you know.
Him: I don't like where he was educated.
Me: He has degrees from Columbia and Harvard. Where are your degrees from?

Then we got to the hospital, I wished him a good day, and headed inside. Before going to the surgical area, I stopped at the Human Resources office, and told the woman at the desk that I had a complaint about the shuttle driver. A supervisor was standing nearby, and took me aside to ask what my complaint was. I told her that the shuttle driver was badmouthing the POTUS, and that didn't seem appropriate to me. She asked me which parking lot I had come from, and I told her I was in clergy parking. She replied "I know who it was. I'll have a talk with him." Then she gave me a free lunch pass.

I've had my fill with these people. No more Rev. Nice Guy from me! I challenge them and confront them when necessary.

And it got me a free lunch, which I've saved for a day when I don't feel the need to run home and let the beagle out.

End of quote

Posted by: Karin at September 11, 2009 5:45 AM

Berlet, it is obvious to anyone who has sat through PoliSci 101 at the local community college that the reason Netanyahu was 'secretly' in Russia was to be not-secretly in Russia so that the media would dutifully let the Iranians know that Israel is getting pissed off. To posit that this non-secret secret meeting had something to do with an anti-US coalition is just feeble minded.

Quantity of words does not equal insightful.

Posted by: mega at September 11, 2009 8:18 AM

An antiabortion activist was shot to death in Michigan in front of a school. It looks like the the womb is not the only place you are in danger from the pro-deathers.

Posted by: Judith M. at September 11, 2009 10:01 AM

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