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“Changing Of The Guard” in MDGOP

The Baltimore Sun has already written up an article on yesterday’s Maryland Republican Convention and focused on the election of the National Committeewomen.

A conservative activist running an insurgent candidacy against the Maryland Republican establishment seized the post of national committeewoman at the state GOP convention Saturday, beating longtime party stalwart Audrey E. Scott.

The victory by Nicolee Ambrose of Baltimore represents a generational changing of the guard for Maryland Republicans. Her win came after a bitterly fought internal struggle that played out in blogs and on Facebook.

The race pitted Scott, a 76-year-old pillar of Maryland Republican politics for decades, against a 37-year-old activist with experience in national presidential campaigns. Ambrose defeated Scott by a vote of 286-247.

What is slightly humorous about this whole thing is the article was how this vote was supposedly a “changing of the guard” for the Republican Party. It was a line by Roscoe Bartlett’s wife in seconding Ambrose’s nomination stating we need to “move on from the past” and select Nicolee Ambrose instead of Audrey Scott that made a few of us chuckle since the same people supporting Ambrose to “move on from the past” were the same ones supporting the 85-year old Roscoe Bartlett for Congress during the last primary…just saying.

I was not as invested in either candidate as some were, but I voted for Audrey Scott and my support for her was mainly based on Nicolee’s support for Open Primaries. This question came up when each candidate attended our Central Committee meeting to lobby for votes. Audrey was opposed to open primaries while Nicolee refused to answer the question when I asked it. I looked into later and found out she was in favor of them, hence my vote for Audrey.

By the way, the National Committeeman elected by the exact same body, Louis Pope, has been around for quite a while, defeating another upstart.

On a positive note, our home county of Howard was selected as County of the Year.

Also good news for our home county is we had two out of the twenty delegates/alternate delegates selected coming from Howard County as well as the previously mentioned National Committeeman is from Howard County. In all, a good day for Howard County….

Still try to get over the loss by the Capitals however….

Posted by Dave at 8:25 am
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204 Responses to ““Changing Of The Guard” in MDGOP”

  1. mnw says:

    Tim V

    Why don’t you change your screen name so that you’re never again mistaken for that egregious a-hole, the preening, sneering DEM– you know, the one who who calls zero’s critics “McCarthyite”?

    Call yourself “Power Ranger Tango Seven,” instead, OK? That would be way high on the coolometer.

    (I DID apologize for confusing you with THE OTHER, but I don’t think you saw it. Sorry.)

  2. Tim V says:

    mnw, i saw your apology. i hold no ill will towards you.

  3. SusyQue.... says:

    Ho-Hum…

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will end his presidential bid on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., sources tell CNN.

    Previous reports said Gingrich would likely quit the race on Tuesday.

  4. Michael says:

    PA convention will be soon!

  5. mnw says:

    T-Rex O’ROARk would also work for you, Tim V

  6. MD says:

    I disagree with Dave W. I am totally for closed primaries. The Dems were trying hard to push Santorum in open primary states to the point where Santorum was robo calling them. The R’s also participated in operation chaos.

    I think all caucuses should be done away with and every state should be a closed primary. I am now a indy so I wouldn’t be able to vote (in PA I couldn’t vote).

    I would be interested in hearing about Dave’s viewpoint regarding open primaries.

  7. SusyQue.... says:

    Last Night’s Dinner:

    This year, Obama is the incumbent, but the dinner was far from a campaign-free zone. The president pointed out his similarities with the presumed Republican nominee, Mitt Romney.

    “We both think of our wives as our better halves, and the American people agree to an insulting extent,” the president said.

    “We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.”

    The crack drew a THUMBS UP from former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who was in the audience. Santorum dropped out of the presidential primary campaign earlier this month. He had called Obama a snob for encouraging young Americans to attend college.

    Santorum cannot be trusted to truly support Romney. Thumbs Down for Santorum!

  8. MD says:

    That news on J. Rose really sucks. It probably gives the Sixers a chance (no guarantee) to win the series but they would lose the next one anyway. I haven’t checked any sites yet (HHR is always first) but if it is both the ACL and MCL, that is going to affect the rest of his career. Hopefully, it isn’t both.

  9. Dave says:

    MD,

    No, I oppose open primiares, that is why I supported Aurdrey Scott, not Nicolee Ambrose. Audrey is opposed to open primaries while Nicolee is in favor of them.

    Dave W

  10. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Real American don’t give a damn NBA. They allow traveling and all the players are inked up like cons in the joint.

    NFL is the great America pasttime. Great draft this week!

    Happy day of worship all!

  11. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Dave W, MD hasn’t been consequential since Erlich was elected governor in ’02…but of course you failed to re-elect him four years later.

    You all need to regain lost ground in Baltimore County suburbs and try to get respectable showings in Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties.

    You need good leaders again like Larry Hogan and Glenn Beall.

    ps the other MD has never been consequential. LOL!

  12. Phil says:

    Thought you guys would like to see what CMI’s monthly summary that came out yesterday had to say about the first quarter GDI and the economy in general.

    Warning – It is brutal.

    “As lackluster as it may be, the headline number of 2.20% is still likely OVERSTATING the health of the economy.

    -The “deflator” used in constructing the reported growth rate (reflecting annualized inflation of 1.54%) will seem patently absurd to anyone who lived in the real world during the first quarter of 2012, especially if they bought gasoline or groceries. Using the CPI-U as a deflator makes the headline growth almost completely vanish”.

    -Even the BEA’s optimistic “deflators” couldn’t keep the per capita disposable income from shrinking during the quarter.

    -Governments continue to shrink their spending, and they sucked – 0.60% from the headline number. That trend is unlikely to reverse anytime soon.

    –“Real final sales” and factory production continued to be supported by inventory building- which is unsustainable and must ultimately reverse (even if the cost of carrying inventories has been kept artificially low by the FED)

    Our bottom line for the economy has always benn the health of households. This report shows per capita disposable inome is shrinking and that improvements in consumer spending are likely unsustainable. We suspect that the softening seen in this report the harbringer of a collapsing “recovery” that will continue to unfold during 2012.”

    I told you it was brutal.

    Obama better hope they are dead wrong, but given CMI’s excellent track record, he better not bet on it.

  13. MD says:

    Sorry Dave for misinterpreting. We agree then.

  14. Scott says:

    Today’s Ras:
    Approval/Disapproval- 47%(-2)/ 52%(+2

    Approval Intensity- -14(-2)

    Head to Head- Romney +2(yesterday was Obama +2)

  15. Scott says:

    Phil and MD-
    It is like I have an addiction on Sunday mornings; I need your market forecasts for the coming week!
    What say you about Friday’s employment report? Bloomberg News says +165,000 new jobs with an unchanged unemployment rate of 8.2%.I say +87,000 new jobs with an 8% unemployment rate due to statistical manipulation in the labor force participation figure.

  16. Tina says:

    It is definetly not good news about the economy. Notice how many data points are coming in “below expectations” or missing the mark?

    I read or heard somewhere that 80 percent or more feel that we are in a recession.

  17. SusyQue says:

    Seven Of The Most Disturbing Quotes From Members Of The Obama Administration

    Birds of a feather flock together and so when we see Barack Obama stacking his cabinet with radicals, it tells us a lot about his mentality. Of course, the fact that his entire term in office has been nothing but a slow motion evisceration of the American dream should tell you a lot about how he thinks, too — but a little more evidence is always welcome. Take a look at these quotes from members of Barack Obama’s administration and then ask yourself what sort of man WANTS people like this to help him govern the American people?

    http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2012/04/27/seven_of_the_most_disturbing_quotes_from_members_of_the_obama_administration/page/full/

  18. Tina says:

    (ok continue to self ban for a bit bye gang)….

  19. MD says:

    Scott – I honestly don’t know. Week to week things can change and there are a ton of moving parts. I think we are due for a significant correction but the overall trend should be up for the next several months. December is going to be a nuclear bomb.

    My guess is that we trend up until Friday when we underperform the jobs number and then have a very bad Friday. The ADP report should be interesting as well.

    Phil – I couldn’t agree more! The deflator being used is absurd. The entire CPI measurement is beyond a joke. Our senior economist fell into that trap recently at a conference (there really is no inflation bs) and was crucified by the audience which consisted of regular investors NOT other economists.

    The economy has lost the engine. ECRI might get the last laugh.

  20. SusyQue says:

    #17…Hi Tina…glad to see you back on HHR!

  21. MD says:

    Within the next 3 weeks Obama is going to propose another multi-billion $ stimulus that he knows will be shot down. Then he will blame the R’s for the economy. The “Do Nothing House”. Never mind that the Senate hasn’t proposed a budget in 1100 days. Nothing to see here. Move along.

  22. mnw says:

    Phil

    I have had some limited success with young, unemployed college grads (& grad school grads) who voted for zero in ’08, by trying to get them to consider carefully what 4 more years of zero, & continued unemployment, will mean to them PERSONALLY.

    8 continuous years of unemployment (or part-time McDonalds employment) can blow a pretty glaring hole in a CV! That kind of gap can chase you around for a lifetime! Playing catch-up in the game of life is a b-haitch, kids.

    I see genuine doubt & fear emerge in the hopey changey little tykes sometimes.

  23. mnw says:

    Question: How many law achool grads are completely unemployed one year or more after passing the bar?

    Answer: Seems to me like about 75%?

  24. mnw says:

    In the place where I work, we have grad school graduates working fulltime FOR FREE. Why? Well, the logic is, it’s better than a black whole on a CV. They get a title, & on-the-job experience, & references.

    But no health insurance, salary, car or travel money. Zippo.

  25. SoHope says:

    I am personally responsible for another person off the unemployment roll in NC. I am now to blame for 8 people starting Monday.

    Dont tell dustin/mellisa/nctroll1/nctroll2/ect

  26. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – Have your wife take your girls to the Radnor Middle School show of the Wizard of Oz at 2:00. My 9 year old and her friend really liked it.

  27. mnw says:

    EXCELLENT profile of Jesse Kelly (“Kelly’s Second Act”) at NRO home page. Profile of the GOP candidate for “Gabby’s seat” in the AZ special.

    Truly a dream candidate, imo. Successful 30-yr-old businessman (Don Kelly Construction) & USMC officer & Desert Storm vet. Commanded a mortar squad. Articulate programmatic conservative, as well.

    That’s a fine package for the AZ GOP.

  28. MD says:

    27 – Day is jammed packed already.

    1 pm – 9 year old’s pics for Softball
    2 pm – 9 year old’s game
    4:30 pm – confirmation practice for 11 year old
    6:30 pm – Cheerleading clinic for both that will last until 8 pm.

    Also, I have to get ready for an all-week trip.

  29. mnw says:

    Jesse Kelly’s DEM opponent in the special has declined an offer of debates, btw. One poll has Kelly +4.

  30. MD says:

    28 – he sounds ideal. We need to take a couple of seats to limit the damage this time around. I see that seat and PA 12 as great possibilities.

    No way in Hell that the D’s get the house. I know what Boehner said but that was to make sure no one was complacent.

  31. SusyQue says:

    Why I’m Convinced Obama Is Done
    Howard Galganov

    If Obama wins a second term – America is finished.

    AND I DON’T MEAN THAT RHETORICALLY.
    America will devolve into chaos with blood in the streets, where anarchy will rule supreme.
    If Obama gets FOUR MORE YEARS, he and his LEFTIST cadre will achieve in less than 8 years in office, what America’s external enemies couldn’t achieve in more than two centuries.

    http://www.galganov.com/editorials.asp?id=1454

  32. Scott says:

    Tina
    I should have included you as part of my Sunday addiction.
    Coincidentally,today’s Ras’ main economic article and poll claims that 60% of the electorate believe we are still in a recession.
    Yes,the macro economic data over the past six(6) weeks has mostly been below expectations.

  33. MD says:

    The reason why the Dems did so well in the House in 06 was related to the “we are conservative” crap that they pushed. That turned out to be a whopper of a lie. Yes, the R’s didn’t hold on spending but compared to what came next they now seem like fiscal hawks by comparison.

    We actually had a dem running for supervisor here who tried that. He RAN up to me as I was entering the polling place and tried to say he was “the real conservative”. I just laughed and asked him if he was kidding. He said no. I told him he was 5 years late with that strategy. He lost and wasn’t even close.

  34. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Pshaw on all this crawfishing about the economy! I say keep the bad news coming – it only makes Romney’s task easier.

    Obama can’t run from bad economic news – so let it continue to Nov. Besides, it is the price our country must pay for electing that charlatan.

    Continued rough times now means the beginning of good times in November…So Git w/ Mitt!

  35. Phil says:

    All I can tell you is that Texas shed teachers left and right this year – and no Texas school district – and I mean NO district – has given a pay raise for the last two yrs and none are scheduled for next school year. In fact, take home pay has shrunk given the increases in health premiums.

    Now this is in Texas where our economy has not been hit anything like other states. If anything, it’s even worse in other states.

    What I’m saying is that it not just the unemployed hurting consumer numbers. It’s thousands who have a job, but are making a net less amount due to being outpaced by inflation. As CMI flatly says, the shrinkage of net per capita family income is what should be focused on and that number is dismil. It’s the number AP, Reuters, and various “economic forecasters” refuse to even take into consideration let alone report.

    CMI has always focused on that number and their predictions regarding the economy have been dead on.

    Reread their forecast in #13 and just let it soak in. It’s very bad, and coincides exactly with what ECRI has been saying since their recession call.

    CMI and ECRI focus on leading indicators. They both say the economy will get substantially worse for the remainder of the year.

    I believe them based n their past track record.

  36. bio mom says:

    I mentioned yesterday that only Santorum and Gingrich attended the dinner last night. Not Romney. Shows that They are truly Washington Insiders, despite their primary campaigns trying to say otherwise. We are lucky they went down.

  37. Rockefeller Republican says:

    The real reasons why the Dems did so well in ’06 were the GOP House scandals, fury with Bush over the wars, and traditional six year itch against the party in power.

    Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

  38. mnw says:

    Scott

    “60% of the electorate” is absolutely right, then.

    MD

    Speaking of blue dog frauds, I have been developing real bloodlust for Rep Matheson lately. I see an mnw check going soon to that AA woman who is trying to take him out.

  39. Scott says:

    #37- bio mom
    Did the Newtster sit at CNN’s table as he pledged he would after “barking” at FOX News?

  40. mnw says:

    Jay Rockefeller troll

    MD is busy today, so I’ll do it. F off, trolly.

  41. Rockefeller Republican says:

    We’ll see if Romney has the guts to deny prime-time speaking slots to Little Ricky and Eye of Newt… He should.

    Last thing he needs is those two classless idiots being showcased at his convention. To hell with both of them!

  42. Phil says:

    I’ll also be sending money to Matheson’s opponent. I like her a lot, anyway, but I want Matheson gone.

  43. mnw says:

    “fury with Bush over the wars,” huh, trolly?

    Troll boy Rocky is a McGovernite surrender junky, & every once in a while he slips & gives in to his inner cut’n’run.

  44. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – 9 year old softball is great because they occasionally shock you by play. Yesterday, the other team had a pitcher catch 2 pop-ups in a row. One of their other pitchers fielded 3 ground balls in a row and tossed it home to a catcher who actually caught it – 3 times in a row. We scored no runs in that inning. That is almost impossible at this level. The guy running the league put the teams togrther himself tomake all teams equal.. BS – yesterdy’s team has at least 3 girls I know will start for the High School in 2018.

  45. Bolsheviks for Czar Alexander says:

    Do not disparage Rockefeller Republican. He is a wise and bold man who knows that a screen name coveys one’s true convictions.

  46. Rockefeller Republican says:

    44, myopic neurotic weenie: it’s a fact from that election so deal with it: the public was not happy with Bush’s handling of the wars… You gonna argue differently?

    It’s stating the facts – not a philosophy.

  47. Rockefeller Republican says:

    My screen name is homage to the grand traditional of a competitive GOP in the northeast. Romney will restore GOP to competitive footing in the northeast a la Bush in ’88, Reagan in ’84/80, and Ford ’76.

  48. Bitterlaw. says:

    Rock – you have praised Rockefeller as a a “moderate conservative.” Pure BS and you know it. He loved government spending. He did nothing to make New York great. He just happened to rule at a time when the U.S. Economy ruled the world and it was easy to burn piles of money because the economy was doing well before the OPEC crisis and 1970’s ruined everything.

  49. jason says:

    41. Thanks for filling in… I also overslept.

  50. jason says:

    “Bush wars”?

    The troll slips up again.

    Hello TDT, you have to wipe their brains clear of Bush Derangement Syndrome or they won’t be credible.

    So Rockefeller Troll, what about that “quagmire” in Iraq?

  51. MD says:

    I do think there was some Bush fatique by that point. However, the thrust of the strategy was quite clearly one of “we will manage the House better and they let you down on spending”. They ALL ran on that. Sestak was “pragmatic”. Murphy was a “fiscal con” who knows how to keep America safe. They all had the same theme. People who considered themselves fiscal cons and social mods (or libertarians), what we call independents broke sharply for the Dems.

    Bush did compound the problem by going to the GMA well once too often. He did that in 04, then never lifted a finger to push it. Not one finger. The social cons rightly saw this as manipulation in 06 and some stayed home. Not a tremendous amount but enough to add insult to injury.

    Anyway, 10 was the correction for 06 and 08. Most of the phony’s like Murphy got blown away.

  52. jason says:

    ” Well educated Men tend to have a higher level of humor than women do. They are fun to be around.”

    I see ssq is still trying to ingratiate herself with me.

  53. jason says:

    I notice ssq writes “Men” with a capital M.

    We are Gods…..

  54. MD says:

    Do I see the classic “first they hated each other then fell in love” story developing with SSQ and jason?

  55. MD says:

    A woman who knows her place. How refreshing.

    JK

    Cream Sodas

    Janz and Bio will get all over me if I don’t qualify it.

  56. jason says:

    I do admire Nelson Rockefeller for at least one thing.

    He died in the saddle while nailing his mistress when he was 70 and she was 27.

    He might have been a big spender, but he went out like a stud.

  57. jason says:

    55. Too late. She went for the pool guy.

  58. MD says:

    Bitter,

    Thought the Eagles had a very good draft.

    Now, if we can only get Reid to make in game adjustments.

  59. Dan Webster says:

    in·gra·ti·ate
    Verb:
    Bring oneself into favor with someone by flattering or trying to please them.

    I know Susy would have trouble with that one so I decided to help out.

    No need to thank me.

  60. Addisonst says:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303592404577361891800868180.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

    Another pension story. Virtually all lefties , Dim Tim for example, are in denial.

  61. jason says:

    Tim is not in denial. He just believes in a concept called “government money”.

    Once you believe that, why by stingy? Free goodies for all. If you run out of money, get more government money.

    The analogy is having an debit card that never runs out, there is always “bank money” when you stick it in the ATM.

  62. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Have to believe that SF has inside track to be NFC champs. Great coach, great defense, and great running game overcomes so-so qb.

    Most probably an SF-NE Super Bowl.

  63. jason says:

    ” My screen name is homage ”

    Not a huge Rockefeller fan, but I feel sorry for the bastard… probably turning in his grave as a moonbat troll uses his name.

    Oh, and here we call them “handles”, this is not Hollywood.

  64. Dewey Republican says:

    Rock, I agree with you. If those, I mean if we stop being less hateful and divisive I think we can go back to the traditions of country club Republicans. We can dominate the North East and let low class, I mean less privileged Republicans dominate the hinterlands.

    By the way, will I see you at the Yacht Club later? Maybe we can grab a bite of lunch and I can show you my new toy. It’s compact, 90 feet, but makes up for the small size with dazzling speed.

  65. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Old Rocky made the GOP relevant in NY. Hows the GOP doing these days in NY??? When Rocky was guv, the GOP controlled both the Assembly & State Senate, all state offices and near parity in congressional delegation.

    Look where they’re at today. Rockefeller was the high point for NY GOP.

    He was conservative on law and order issues and a very good VP for Ford.

    Yay Rocky!

  66. Rockefeller Republican says:

    65: I say horses for courses.

    Country club Reps best suited for the northeast;

    Bible-thumping bbq GOPers for the south;

    Rotary Club, main street GOPers for the midwest;

    Rancher/entrepreneurial conservatives for the west.

    A well balanced, geographically strategic party.

  67. SusyQue says:

    Is this why Newt is going to wait until Wednesday?

    “At the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday, President Obama joked that Gingrich would be his “likely opponent” in November: “Newt, there’s still time man!”

  68. Bitterlaw. says:

    Now, if we can only get Reid to make in game adjustments.

    Comment by MD

    MD – That was your most favorable post ever about the Eagles. Did you get a hit in the head by a pat during batting practice with your daughter?

    I thought it was a good draft. From everything I read and heard, Fletcher Cox has a chance to be great or just be average. That’s about as much as I can expect from a draft pick.

  69. jason says:

    ” I say horses for courses. ”

    I rest my case.

  70. jason says:

    ” Janz and Bio will get all over me if I don’t qualify it.”

    And you care? I think the Philly A-holes are getting soft.

    Need new blood.

  71. MD says:

    Bitter,

    Kendricks was the steal of the entire draft.

  72. Dewey Republican says:

    “Horses for courses”

    Uh, I think that went out in the 50’s along with

    ” Take off your flannels before the first of May, and you’ll have a doctor’s bill to
    pay.”

    We country club Republicans have to modernize with new terminology.

    You know how it is:

    The world is your cow, but you have to do the milking.

  73. MD says:

    jason

    You have 1 task to complete. The committee even made it easier for you.

    No guts, no glory.

    Oh, and Rockefeller helped greatly to destroy the R’s in the northeast. This troll is beyond stupid.

  74. Dewey Republican says:

    Well Rock I better be getting over to the club, I want to have an Old Fashioned before lunch.

    Ta ta!

  75. jason says:

    ” Bible-thumping bbq GOPers for the south”

    You forgot gun loving…

    You will lose points for incomplete talking points at the troll debriefing.

  76. jason hercules says:

    Oh goody, a new task!!!

  77. Mr. Vito says:

    SOCK IT TO ME!

  78. Mr. Vito says:

    “Changing Of The Guard” in MDGOP…

    We need a “changing of he socks” here in MDs house… I’m starting to reek of Grey Goose and man sweat.

  79. bio mom says:

    GALLUP DAILY

    Apr 25-28, 2012 – Updates daily at 1 p.m. ET; reflects one-day change
    Obama Approval
    48%

    Obama Disapproval
    45%
    -1
    Presidential Election

    Obama
    47%
    -1
    Romney
    46%
    +1
    5-day rolling average

  80. jason hercules says:

    ” Oh, and Rockefeller helped greatly to destroy the R’s in the northeast.”

    You think? It wasn’t an unfortunate coincidence?

  81. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – The other day I posted a link about the Radnor perv who was sending pictures of his penis to underage girls and also pictures of how he treated the photos of the girls pbefore reposting them on the girls’ Facebook accounts. I am now getting ripped by one of his family members on http://www.radnorpatch.com for not understanding that he had a difficult life. Bullsh*t. Sned that filth to my daiughter and you will be lucky to make it to prison. I view child predators the same way I view rabid dogs. I’m sorry that they got bit and turned into a danger but they need to be put down or removed from society.

  82. lisab says:

    “Question: How many law achool grads are completely unemployed one year or more after passing the bar?”

    not true

    mcdonalds has plenty of openings

  83. janz says:

    Phil, I was having a pretty good Sunday morning until I read your #13 post — the number even fits the content!

    However, it’s not really surprising. Everyone can see the economy either stagnant or dissolving around them, except for the rosy wrapping the government keeps dressing it up with.

    Today on the ABC Georgo S. show, they had an interesting panel discussion on this very subject. And, you could just see the huge degrees of separation there are between the left and right out there. Carly Fiorina and Paul Krugman had some good exchanges, which, IMO, showed him to be nothing but a constipated liberal thinker, basing all his conclusions on Keynesian, social progressive theory rather than life experiences.

    Side note — Fiorina would have been an infusion of economic sanity in CA, if only she had been able to boot Boxer out,

  84. RickPerrysParakeet says:

    Janz

    This makes your point very well:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnEsI2fTaJo

  85. Bitterlaw says:

    Unemployed lawyers? Where is their union?! This is an outrage!

  86. lisab says:

    Bob Jones University student kicked out days before graduation for watching glee and updating Facebook during class

  87. janz says:

    MFG

    Brilliant, a simply brilliant Bill Whittle piece. Thanks so much for sharing it!

    ‘Love of theory is the root of all evil.’

    Ah, describes Paul Krugman’s interior motor oil.

    Also loved the reference to an intellectual getting away from ‘messy reality’ and retreating to the ‘basement of their minds.’

    Beautifully said….

  88. lisab says:

    The US is quietly positioning a lot of stealth aircraft near Iran. October surprise anyone?

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/04/armada-masses-near-iran/

  89. RickPerrysParakeet says:

    Janz

    I think that video speaks to a lot of us, including myself

    I think we all do this to some extent or another, but liberals have turned ivory tower theoretical nonsense into the very cornerstone of their religion/cult/party

  90. RickPerrysParakeet says:

    Thats the only thing that makes me fear for Romney, Wahkeena

    President Unicorn going to war right before the election, I put nothing past these people

  91. SoHope says:

    I went to a Bible college. We had a honor code and demerit system. You could be expelled for as soon as you get 200 demerits in a semester.

    It didn’t matter how small the last offense was.

    I got in alot of trouble with pranks in college. It was mostly clean fun, but some of it was borderline for a Bible college.

  92. RickPerrysParakeet says:

    Almost forgot, today’s Obama Unicorn pic:

    http://psalmsinpurgatory.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/unicorn-obama.jpg

  93. RickPerrysParakeet says:

    A friend of mine got expelled two days before graduation from our Catholic High School for smoking weed

    Today they’d probably make him the principal

  94. RickPerrysParakeet says:

    Tolerance & Diversity & Unicorns!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao0k9qDsOvs

  95. SoHope says:

    Me and some friends borrowed a 20 ladder from maintenance, and ate pizza on top of our college/church’s steeple about 50 tall.

    We TP’ed the inside of another dorm with 98 rolls of toliet paper. All 4 of us were billed for the TP at $1 a roll.

    We shot bottle rockets at the ladies dormitory on the last night of my freshman year.

    I counterfitted a demerit record, broke into the student mail room, and placed it one guys mail box, showing that he was expelled and had gotten 200 demerits for having improper relations with a farm animal. (I got in HUGE TROUBLE FOR THAT PRANK!)

  96. SoHope says:

    I actually feel sorry for that last one. The guy was a little iffeminant and I was bullying him. He dropped out of school about a year later. I still see him every once in a while. He has forgiven me.

  97. Bitterlaw says:

    Hope- you were truly a badass. You also stormed the Island. Did you hear that, Jason?

  98. SoHope says:

    We also slowly killed a homeless man with a spork….j/k

  99. SoHope says:

    There is not invading the island anymore. They closed registration. If you aren’t still a member you can’t post.

  100. SoHope says:

    *there is no invading the island

  101. Tim says:

    #2:
    You are, of course, entitled to any opinion you have of me. As a matter of fact, I consider your rejection of me to be a plus, that I shall brag to many about.

    Now, for my opinion, since I get to do that, too. I’ll do it Jeopardy-style, in the form of a question:

    Where did you get the idea that I give a rat’s mangy a** what you think about me or anything else, you sniveling, know-it-all, crotchety, right wing, old pathetic man?

    But, I will say something nice about you. If I ever need a brain transplant, I’m gonna ask for yours’. I want one that hasn’t been used, very much.

  102. RickPerrysParakeet says:

    Tim, when did the Democratic Party turn into what we see in my post #95?

  103. Diogenes says:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303592404577361891800868180.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

    Steven Malanga: How Retirement Benefits May Sink the States

    “We’re likely to hear more such worries in coming years. That’s because state and local governments across the country have accumulated several trillion dollars in unfunded retirement promises to public-sector workers, the costs of which will increasingly force taxes higher and crowd out other spending. Already businesses and residents are slowly starting to sit up and notice.

    “Companies don’t want to buy shares in a phenomenal tax burden that will unfold over the decades,” the Chicago Tribune observed after Mr. Emanuel issued his warning on April 4. And neither will citizens.

    :Business leaders are now speaking openly about Illinois’ fiscal failures. Jim Farrell, the former CEO of Illinois Toolworks who is heading a budget reform effort called Illinois Is Broke, said last year that the state is squandering its inherent advantages as a business location because “all the other good stuff doesn’t make up for the [fiscal] calamity that’s on the way.” Caterpillar, the giant Peoria-based maker of heavy construction machinery, made the same point more vividly when it declined in February to locate a new factory in Illinois, specifically citing concern about the state’s “business climate and overall fiscal health.”

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

    This is for all of Tim’s moronic rants against Walker.

  104. Tim says:

    I want mnw, only, if you guys don’t mind.

  105. SoHope says:

    Probably one of my favorite memories from college was when a dorm-mate was getting gas a the station about 20 yards from campus when 4 punks started messing with him. His friend who was with him ran to the dorm and told us. We all got in our cars and within 2 minutes peeled into the gas station parking lot with about 15-20 guys wearing dress shirts and ties. The guys car was blocked in, so they got in their car, rolled up the windows and locked their doors.

    Then one of the dorkiest guys in the whole school pulled up slowly with his hands at 10 oclock and 2 oclock, got in a parking space, walked up with a 32 ounce drink, and said “Yeah that’s what I thought punks!”

  106. Tim says:

    But, both of you are total loons. LOL

  107. Mr. Vito says:

    I’m the ‘fruit of the loons’.

  108. Tim says:

    Well, I guess mnw isn’t around. So, back to work……

  109. Bitterlaw. says:

    Tim- here is the list of things that I posted yesterday that I do not believe:

    I do not believe that all Democrats are Marxists.

    I do not believe that Obama is a Muslim.

    I do not believe that all Democrats hate America.

    So, Tim, which DailyKOS talking point will you reject?

  110. Mr. Vito says:

    Where is SusyQue?

    Come to me my sweet little sock monkey!

  111. Lamb Chop says:

    Mr. Vito – Who is SUSYQUE? I thought we had something special.

  112. janz says:

    SOHope

    bjg closed their registration?

    I wasn’t aware of that. Perhaps that’s why they have become more of an exclusive club rather than a dynamic blog, with an influx of people coming and going.

    I’m actually a little surprised that their fear of dilution would have have led to that.

  113. Mr. Vito says:

    SOCK-RE BLEU!

    Lamb Chop! You’re alive! You were unresponsive after the death of Shari Lewis.

    Please forgive me my love!

  114. Mr. Vito says:

    #114 I almost pulled a Romeo! Thank God MD rescued me from the pair of scissors!

  115. Mr. Vito says:

    It was a dark time… some thought I had run away…

    But actually I had just fallen behind the hamper.

  116. SoHope says:

    They closed it right after the invasion and mass bannings.

    They are definitely intelectual lightweights.

  117. Lamb Chop says:

    Mr. Vito- after Shari died, I collapsed in a heap. I just lay there for years not moving or speaking,

  118. Mr. Vito says:

    I’ve always remembered you like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVSF-wZWlf8&feature=related

  119. Bitterlaw says:

    I just checked. I’m still registered. It’s not worth F’ing with a blog with at most 8 members.

  120. Mr. Vito says:

    Shari was a beautiful person…

    I’m stuck with MD.

  121. janz says:

    Bitter

    Just curious — how do you check your registration? Just by trying to post?

  122. Bitterlaw says:

    Janz- I logged in. I did not try to post.

  123. SoHope says:

    If they didnt kill off my username I would love to have actually done something worth of being banned

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DsKsZpMVmg7Q&v=sKsZpMVmg7Q&gl=US

    That would be for knightsquawk and all the mental midgets there.

  124. Lamb Chop says:

    I tried to post a video of you and MD. The filter exploded. MD works blue.

  125. Mr. Vito says:

    “MD works blue.”

    In more ways than one! He always chokes when trying to make me talk while drinking out of a glass. I keep telling him not to use vodka, or to at least take the olives out first.

  126. Bitterlaw says:

    Well, the Flyers goalis is off to his usual bad start.

  127. janz says:

    I saw a news segment on George W. the other day, biking with some wounded warriors. He was being interviewed afterwards, asked what he thought his inspiring act was doing for these men. He immediately countered by saying, “They’re the ones inspiring me,” totally sidestepping the opportunity to pump his own image, like our current President and his wife do all the time.

    Bush and wife used to be under the radar when visiting the wounded, meeting families of the fallen, and so on. This is opposed to the massive photo opt assembled for the POTUS and his wife recently at Ft. Stewart, Ga. Bush, though, has continually and deliberately put himself in the background when it comes to praising and putting into the foreground the feats and efforts of military men and women’s. Obama, OTOH, acts like a one-man force, including his gluttony for taking credit, in so many public speeches, for the killing OBL. What about all the info gleaned under GWB leading to the eventual location of OB?

    While I disagreed with Bush on some of his policies, I respect the man for his dignified way of being commander in chief.

  128. Mr. Vito says:

    Here Here!

  129. janz says:

    I am gun-shy, and have never even tried posting since that one day. Every once in a while I peruse the site. But, it has gotten even more rigid in the perimeters of it’s thinking. There is absolutely no disagreement about anything. Sad, because there are some good people over there.

  130. jason says:

    I am glad Sohope opened up about his college pranks.

    Someday I will feel comfortable enough to talk about my experiences at Attica and Leavenworth.

  131. jason says:

    So Mr. Vito now that the Island is closed, I obviously cannot perform any suicide missions there.

    Hint.

  132. Bitterlaw says:

    You can have my sign in information if you want, jason.

  133. Mr. Vito says:

    I would vote for you, I swear, but MD is pulling the strings at the meetings…

    Bitter has been weaseling out of responsibility… don’t let him fool you. He’s had plenty of chances to snag me off MDs hand, while he’s staring blankly into his liquor.

  134. Mr. Vito says:

    That, and I think he’s afraid to stick his hand in me after MD.

  135. Bitterlaw says:

    Mr. Vito – I don’t blame you but I’m not going near you after MD comes back from a business trip. He’s lonely on the road.

  136. BottomOfTheGoddamnedBarrel says:

    At last you’ve reached me!

  137. Mr. Vito says:

    MD has a special silk socks for his business trips.

    However, when he goes fishing and can’t find a bathroom, sometimes I have to take one for the team.

  138. lisab says:

    “I got in alot of trouble with pranks in college. It was mostly clean fun, but some of it was borderline for a Bible college.”

    idol worship?
    divorce?
    keeping cursed objects?

  139. Mr. Vito says:

    We sock puppets have our own faith that we adhere to, but to other faiths it seems rather sock-religious.

  140. Brandon says:

    *Gong*

  141. Bitterlaw says:

    Bottom of the barrel? Not even close. The stuff that doesn’t get typed is 10x worse.

  142. Gray Goose Bottle says:

    MD hits me pretty regularly.

  143. Mr. Vito says:

    I’m sorry, Brandon,

    I won’t have any new material until MD makes it out to Ben Franklin’s or Jo-Ann’s.

    How ’bout some buttons or pasty eyes this time, ya cheap jerk? My eyes keep washing off in the laundry!

  144. Sock Puppet Protection Services says:

    I know this is very personal, but we have to ask. Did MD ever, hmmm, place anything other than his hand inside you?

  145. Mr. Vito says:

    I think… well… no…

    um… he told me that was just a nightmare.

  146. Mr. Vito says:

    Hey do you have any of those dolls? I need a date for next Saturday.

  147. Sock Puppet Protection Services says:

    Well, next time you have a nightmare, don’t let him launder you, call us.

  148. Mr. Vito says:

    “Hey do you have any of those dolls? I need a date for next Saturday.”

    and I hear they aren’t shy about letting you cop a feel…

  149. Mr. Vito says:

    “Well, next time you have a nightmare, don’t let him launder you, call us.”

    If you’re ever within shouting distance I’ll do that… otherwise, send one of those little life alert buttons… I can’t dial a phone.

  150. Mr. Vito says:

    Help… I’ll fallen behind the sock drawer and can’t get up!

  151. Bitterlaw says:

    Maybe we are getting close to the bottom. Put a sock in it, people.

  152. Mr. Vito says:

    Aye, aye, Mr. Bitterlaw. It’s probably time for Mrs. MD to wash my mouth out with soap.

  153. SoHope says:

    Lisab, I also got in trouble for calling some woman a FCW

  154. Mr. Vito says:

    Fellow Christian Woman?

  155. SoHope says:

    Tim V: Where did you learn such rude behavior?

    SoHope: I learned it from watching you, Tim…I learned it from watching you!

  156. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Earlier, this site’s resident angry drunken idiot claimed that Nelson Rockefeller destroyed the GOP in the northeast. Wrong!

    The GOP was vibrant and competitive under Rocky – NY GOP has never regained its levels from the early 70s. The GOP in general was better off then throughout the northeast than it is now.

    That’s far from destroying the party.

  157. Mr. Vito says:

    F off troll.

  158. jason says:

    So Rocky’s legacy was the end of the GOP in the Northeast.

    Only a dumb troll could think that is something to crow about.

    Stick to dying in the saddle. Now that is an accomplishment.

  159. Ssq's bot says:

    Ssq wants all you vulgar men to stop being vulgar or she won’t be back to talk about the women’s club meeting or the pool guy.

  160. Mr. Vito says:

    Knock knock.

  161. lisab says:

    Foreign countries with a financial stake in seeing the US oil and gas industries fail are funding left-wing groups and documentaries to spread lies against ‘big energy’. Oh, and the media is in on it too

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2012/04/29/year-ago-ibd-noted-venezuelan-funding-flawed-gasland-documentary-which-e

  162. MD says:

    82 – agree 100% Bitter. They should keep silent.

  163. mnw says:

    I am sick of debating Nelson Rockefeller’s political legacy with trolly boy RR, who admits he isn’t old enough to remember anything about the man, & who CLEARLY is bone-ignorant about those days!

    Jacob Javits; Kenneth Keating; Charles Goodell; THESE are the “vibrant GOP legacy,” I guess, of trolly’s great man.

    None of them were Republicans in any meaningful sense, that’s the only problem.

  164. Mr. Vito says:

    Jinkies! It’s the bossman…

  165. mnw says:

    “vibrant and competitive”… and indistinguishable from the DEMs!

  166. MD says:

    Bitter – I think that topic has been taken down. This is a strange thread. Someone is bored.

  167. MD says:

    MNW – Rockefeller is one of the reasons we lost the northeast. The troll doesn’t get that.

  168. Mr. Vito says:

    MD, I have tried to be a good philly a-hole sock puppet in your absence… back to the sock drawer!

  169. E. says:

    Maine needs to get rid of Charlie Webster as GOP chairman..

  170. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – I came up witha great way to embarass my daughter. Whenever we stop for a red light, my wife and I dance in the seat and sing. My daughter hates it. You really have to try it.

  171. addisonst says:

    You don’t embarrass your daughter so far as you know.

  172. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – if the Island is truly off-limits, is there another mission fro jason? It would be easier to make him a Philly A-hole than to listen him to beg to be a Philly a-hole. Brandon hardly speaks anymore. Jason may go quiet, too. Mr. Vito wants him to join.

  173. Bitterlaw says:

    Add – she’s 9. Every thing I say “embarasses” her. It makes being her softball coach just more fun. Wait until she brings boys home – assuming they pass the background check.

  174. Rockefeller Republican says:

    How did Rockefeller lose the east?? The facts don’t supprt that argument. The GOP in the east was stronger in the early 70s than today – that is fact.

    Watergate – not Rockefeller – precipitated GOP decline in northeast.

  175. addisonst says:

    watergate? That explains how Roth, Kemp, Specter, Brooke, Molinari, Weicker etc lost. Oh wait. They were around after watergate.

  176. Bitterlaw. says:

    I researched Rockefeller. he was best known for expanding the New York State university system, expanding state health insurance programs, and expandingteh role of New York state government in public housing. He was a true Conservative Hero . . . . oh, those aren’t conservative positions. You lied, Rock!

  177. SoHope says:

    FCW = factually challenged woman

  178. SusyQue says:

    GINGRICH CAMPAIGN SPENDING, RECORDS RAISE QUESTIONS
    Luke Rosiak April 26, 2012

    As the presidential campaign of Newt Gingrich persevered despite no realistic prospect of victory, the former House speaker spent lavishly on the trappings of a more-successful, high-profile campaign, spending more on travel and security in March than Mitt Romney did, records show.

    Read more:http://times247.com/times-news/gingrich-campaign-spending-records-raise-questions#ixzz1tU3qGixP

  179. SusyQue says:

    GINGRICH CAMPAIGN SPENDING, RECORDS RAISE QUESTIONS
    Luke Rosiak April 26, 2012

    As the presidential campaign of Newt Gingrich persevered despite no realistic prospect of victory, the former House speaker spent lavishly on the trappings of a more-successful, high-profile campaign, spending more on travel and security in March than Mitt Romney did, records show.

    http://times247.com/times-news/gingrich-campaign-spending-records-raise-questions#ixzz1tU3qGixP

  180. SusyQue says:

    179-error

  181. SusyQue says:

    Sorry for the errors….It must have been something
    I ate!

  182. UH-OH says:

    The fact that Mr. Gingrich’s campaign is no longer straining to win the presidency opens the door to exorbitant pampering, especially as the public eye focuses elsewhere, watchdogs said.

    “The Gingrich campaign today seems no longer viable, but some might argue he wasn’t a viable candidate from the outset, and this campaign was about securing a lavish lifestyle, and the ego, perhaps a TV show. The law isn’t designed to judge that. It’s really up to donors,” Mr. Ryan said, noting that is why disclosure is important.

    The campaign’s practice of having staffers foot their own bills and then claim reimbursement, rather than the campaigns paying vendors directly, as all other campaigns do, has left 55 staffers out thousands of dollars.

  183. Walt says:

    Sorry guys and gals.

    I can find nothing of importance to share with you on the national or state level.

    All appears quiet here on the home front.

  184. Walt says:

    The only thing I can share is my research today showing that the new delegate district I am running for reelection in was + @ 500 for Obammer in 2008.

    My opponent this time is same one I faced in 2010. He is funded by laywers and labor.

    Defeated him by @ 700 votes 2 years ago. But 500 of those came from 3 precincts outside the city that are no longer in this district.

    Did pick up 2 new precincts outside the city that should be favorable for me.

    About 17,272 of the approx. 19,000 residents of the new district live in the city.

    In 2008, besides Obammer winning the city vote total, Capito also lost the city vote in 2008. She usually wins the city vote.

  185. addisonst says:

    Walt you realize once WVU starts playing in the big 12 our friendship is over.

  186. Walt says:

    Miss WV is haeding to Las Vegas for the Miss America Contest.

    She is very pretty, and is a resident of my little city. She and her family are I think still members of the same church I belong to.

    Look for her on TV. Andrea Rodgers. Her mom was one of my students in high school.

  187. Walt says:

    Add–

    We had a friendship???

    J/K

  188. Walt says:

    Caps lose 3 to 1.

    Dave is not happy.

  189. addisonst says:

    Walt my olive branch is fully extended. I know you mountain folk go for that sort of thing

  190. jason says:

    ” Watergate – not Rockefeller – precipitated GOP decline in northeast.”

    I think the troll is now making up his own talking points.

    Not an improvement.

  191. jason says:

    ” Sorry for the errors….It must have been something I ate”

    Lay off the spiked watermelon.

  192. CAC says:

    Last month’s Marquette U poll from WI had little change between registered and LV screens
    RV Walker 47 Barrett 45
    Walker 49 Falk 45
    LV Walker 48 Barrett 45
    Walker 49 Falk 45

    Those least likely to vote run strongly for the challenger.

    New MarquetteU poll coming out on Wed May 2 2012

  193. SusyQue says:

    Sorry to say, Bill Clinton in West Virginia with
    ooo is still lying to the American people:

    “We are going the right direction under President Obama’s leadership.

  194. SusyQue says:

    Bill Clinton had four chances to get bin Laden, and he waved ‘em all by. They were too risky for his political career. The result was 3,000 dead people in New York City on 9/11/01. Clearly and obviously Bill Clinton’s direct responsibility. Historians will say it, but our media are too corrupt to see the obvious.

    Obama had endless chances to stop Iranian nukes. He voted “present” on all of them. They were too risky for his political career.

    We don’t know what will happen now. Maybe a miracle.
    But the current president of the United States has failed to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Because the U.S. relies on its friends and allies, we cannot betray them.

  195. Tim says:

    What in the World was Rondo thinking, last night? The man went absolutely insane.

  196. Tim says:

    The SEC plays football. The ACC plays basketball. What does the Big 12 play?

  197. Tim says:

    #186:
    Go door-to-door. If all other things are equal, that might tip your race in your favor.

    Also, in that state, the Presidential race might actually help your turnout. I think the President, according to Karl Rove’s map, is down there by 17.

  198. Enjolras says:

    Good advice Tim.

    Last year I did next to no door to door. My runningmate did 2000.

    She finished about 800 votes ahead of me.

    Next time, I’ll know better.

  199. Tim says:

    Tip O’Neill was right, Jul. People liked to be asked for their vote.

  200. Enjolras says:

    Apparently my current ladyfriend is an HHR alum. Used to lurk/post occasionally back in the golden era (04-08).

    A native of Maryland, she works for a DC area Conservative group and was accepted into the Koch associates plan.

    Small world.

  201. Enjolras says:

    plan = program.

    Been awake since 1:30am after sleeping for all of 2 hours. Gonna be a long day.

    …Long week actually.