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Reed Dominates in RI

We have a new poll from Public Policy Polling that shows Democrat Jack Reed should easily win re-election next year from the state of Rhode Island.

US SENATE – RHODE ISLAND (PPP)
Jack Reed (D-inc) 60%
Scott Avedisian (R) 30%

Jack Reed (D-inc) 63%
Brendan Doherty (R) 34%

Jack Reed (D-inc) 66%
Don Carcieri (R) 25%

Jack Reed (D-inc) 63%
Allan Fung (R) 29%

Jack Reed (D-inc) 75%
Curt Schilling (R) 10%

This poll was done January 28-30 among 614 registered voters.

Posted by Dave at 2:09 pm
Filed under: General | Comments (379)

379 Responses to “Reed Dominates in RI”

  1. first says:

    first

  2. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    Brown not running for senate

  3. Wow, I Can Read the HHR Home Page! says:

    3- Ditto

  4. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    I think brown fell for PPP push poll and is going to run for governor

  5. JulStol says:

    Parnell absolutely should run for AK Sen.

    Strongest candidate and a Reform minded Conservative to boot.

    Miller does not have my support nor will he get it. He lost my respect in 2010 when he dragged out the recount in a fashion that would make AlGore proud.

  6. Bitterlaw says:

    3 and 4 – Wow. Michael really needs to find something to do on his 18th birthday instead of posting here. I sense a wave of abuse headed his way that has only been held slightly in check due to his status as a minor.

  7. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    @6 oh great now parnell will lose
    He was the best candidate

  8. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    Bitter, when I am 18 I will be sure to let you know.
    I ran 41 laps around the track today

  9. JulStol says:

    “I ran 41 laps around the track today”

    Clearly a bid to secure MD’s endorsement in his next run for HHR office.

  10. Bitterlaw says:

    Good for you, Michael. I’m on my 7th coke of the day.

  11. Congrats bitter, I like dr.pepper better

  12. Scott says:

    For not running for the Senate seat in MA, I hope Scott Brown loses the Governor’s seat!

  13. JulStol says:

    I’m glad Brown didn’t run since he supports an Assault Weapons ban but I do hope he runs for Governor. He’d be a good fit for his state, not so much for America.

  14. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “I ran 41 laps around the track today”

    You get around those padded rooms pretty well. Now, let’s see how fast you can sit down in your favorite corner.

  15. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Listening to Mark Levin last night, and a Democrat called in. They had a good conversation, then Levin told him he would like to send him one of his books, and asked him if he would want Liberty&Tyranny or Ameritopia. The guy responded by saying, “I’ll take one of each.” So Levin says (paraphrasing), “Oops, I forgot he was a Democrat!”

    Very funny moment.

  16. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Reed’s Senate Election History:

    1996: wins 63-35
    2002: wins 78-22
    2008: wins 73-27

    safe Dem

  17. SoHope says:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/lautenberg-wheres-cory-booker-87050.html

    wow, that’s one racist of senator…oh wait, he’s a democrat…nevermind

  18. Waingro says:

    #13, hey, speak for yourself, Scott! I’ll be just getting through 8 years of Deval Patrick as my governor.

    As bummed as I am about Brown not running, I’ll GLADLY take Scott Brown in that spot here.

  19. Waingro, Brown could be a good governor

  20. Apologetic California says:

    20, Always a good idea to be a governor of a state that has only 4 Republicans in its state senate. Though, the number of Mass GOPers in legislature is most since the late 90s.

  21. Tulipomania says:

    Another reason why conservatives should oppose the Rubio amnesty

    McCain, Rubio and Schumer Move to Force Americans to Use Biometric ID for Employment

    Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Thursday they back a plan to force all Americans to use a biometric Social Security card as part of a “comprehensive immigration reform” scheme that will be used to legalize millions of illegal aliens.
    “I’m for it,” McCain told a Politico Playbook breakfast earlier this week when asked if he supports “a super Social Security card that would have some sort of biometric thing like a fingerprint.”

    “We want to make sure that employers do not hire people who are here illegally,” said Schumer, who has pushed for biometric employment cards in the past, according to Matt Sledge of AOL’s Huffington Post. “The only way to do that is to have a non-forgeable card. Because right now you can go down the street here and get a Social Security card or a driver’s license for $100 that’s forged.”
    If Schumer and McCain have their way, American citizens will need to submit to the government fingerprints or other biometric information if they want to be legally employed. In other words, citizens will not only be required to get government permission to work, they will also be obliged to submit biometric data to the surveillance state.

    “National ID cards and the databases behind them comprise the cornerstone of government surveillance systems that creates risks to privacy and anonymity,” notes the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “The requirement to produce identity cards on demand habituates citizens into participating in their own surveillance and social control.”

    Submitted biodata will make it easier for the government to accomplish geolocation tracking and use video surveillance and facial recognition software. Moreover, it will allow the government to deny employment to people it designates as political troublemakers, otherwise known as terrorists.

    According to NSA crypto-mathematician and whistleblower William Binney, the FBI records the emails of nearly all U.S. citizens, including members of Congress. The NSA information collection effort, codenamed Stellar Wind, has intercepted between 15 and 20 trillion transactions since 9/11 and this data will soon be stored at a massive data center under construction in Bluffdale, Utah.

    Meanwhile, the Pentagon is working on an array of biometric programs designed to collect and analyze everything from iris and face scans to gait and voice recognition.

  22. Tim V says:

    rand paul

    rubio

    i like them both so far

  23. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Jul – do you think it would be possible for someone more conservative than Brown to win in MA?

    Sometimes, I wonder how many times you were dropped as a baby.

  24. SoHope says:

    Do you actually read the articles you link when you type your little summery or are you willfully being a lying little attention-whore.

  25. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    The R’s make the same mistake again and again and again. Utterly stupid.

  26. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Dave – will you please unblock my postings from my iphone? Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Your 8+ years long contributor, MD

  27. SoHope says:

    “I’m glad Brown didn’t run since he supports an Assault Weapons ban but I do hope he runs for Governor. He’d be a good fit for his state, not so much for America.”

    I wonder if the dem that take the seat will support an Assualt Weapons Ban?

    I would gladly have taken a Senator Scott Brown part 2 just for the 7 out of 10 issues he would side with me on…and if were were lucky 1 or 2 of the 3 he doesn’t he could vote present or miss the vote for a “personal matter”

    Jul, you are clueless.

  28. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Jul is the same guy who supported the Donald although he holds many lib positions. Seriously clueless.

  29. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Glad I never eat Burger King.

  30. Bitterlaw says:

    Jul is a True Conservative who support Super Libs. What don’t you understand?

  31. Bitterlaw says:

    Did Burger King do something to you? Is it because he looks like Howard Eskin?

  32. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    They admitted to having horse meat in their food, at least in the UK.

  33. RB says:

    I respect Brown’s decision not to run, but I would not applaud it. The same Republicans applauding Brown’s exit are also scratching their head over Senators McCaskill and Donnely. The one exception, where I was glad to see the Republican get beat, was when Chaffee lost in 2006. He was doing more harm than good by going out on the talk shows every week, bashing his own party. The media absolutely adored him. Brown is nothing like Chaffee, and I would rather have his vote 60% of the time as opposed to 0% of the time with a D. BTW Bitter, I saw Lafayette was able to knock off Lehigh last week. Are you ready for Duke?

  34. Bitterlaw says:

    Is that worse than other Enlish food? I like English food.

  35. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    You have some phugged up taste buds

  36. Bitterlaw says:

    The real question is whether Duke is ready for Lafayette? Probably.

    As for Brown, I never get upset if somebody doesn’t choose to run. People don’t owe anybody a obligation to campaign 24/7 for months -especially people who don’t live in the state. I wish he ran and won but I can’t be mad if he wants a life,
    .

  37. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Tim V says:
    February 1, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    rand paul

    rubio

    i like them both so far

    -Bless your heart, Tim V. It is nice to see another poster keeping an open mind.

    And I hope you are feeling well!

  38. Bitterlaw says:

    I like potatoes and hamburger meat. I despise most vegetables. If I went to Rome I would look for a McDonald’s. The only Italian food I ever order is gnocchi with meat sauce. I never claimed to be even close to normal.

  39. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Lightened up my equity exposure by 6% today. The market is way too rich and the recent surge has been solely due to PE expansion, not earnings. Not sure when this will end but it will end abruptly and hard.

  40. Tim says:

    #22:
    “the Rubio Amnesty”?

    Ah, gee………

  41. Bitterlaw says:

    I’m glad Tim V is back. I hope he has an alibi for the disappearance of Lisab.

  42. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    February 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    Is that worse than other Enlish food? I like English food.

    -I thought that was called sustenance.

  43. Tim says:

    Tim V! Glad to see you in the house!

  44. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – your BurgervKing reference made me think back to when Eskin had a radio career. He was constantly having to hang up on people who shouted,”hey, Burger King,” Andy”wolfman” at him. I met him once – complete d-bag.

  45. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – you couldn’t handle my diet. The basic groups are salt, butter, meat, potatoes, coke and chocolate milk.

  46. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    He is a complete D=ckhead Bitter. My cousin ran a softball charity event for Cancer in 1985 and Eskin was supposed to be the big celebrity attendee. He skipped it because “he felt like playing another 18″.

    I used to harass him on his radio show. I would call and say things like “Howard, what is the line telling you on Slippery Rock versus Shippensberg”? He thought my “real name” was Dennis. One day, back in 03, he said he was going to give out my phone number. My response which actually made it on air was this “how many lawsuits can you possible lose at once”?

  47. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Tim,

    Schumer was already backtracking on enforcement. MD, through the sheer force of his personality, has turned me into a fan of the deal. Can you try to get your side in line, so Rubio can follow through as you hoped he would?

  48. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    47 – For years I lived on Vodka, beer, steak and spaghetti.

  49. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    49 – you still misread my message. I am NOT a fan of the deal. I just understand what Rubio is doing politically and it is very smart. That is something that R’s are not overly familiar with these days. I doubt the D’s are taking border security seriously. Unfortunately, we have lost the debate, 100% with the fastest growing segment in the U.S. and will be seen that way unless we finesse the issue. Losing 7 out of 10 will seem like the good old days in 8 years if the perception of R’s by the Latino community doesn’t change.

  50. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw,

    At lunch today, we had pasta with eggplant, with chicken parm, and with a meat sauce. We had 2 sandwiches: Roast beef&Mozz, filet of sole&broccoli rabe.
    We also had a side of broccoli rabe, sauteed in olive oil and garlic, with plenty of italian bread to mop up the oil.

    Delicioso!

  51. Bitterlaw says:

    A friend of mine represented Eskin in an auto accident, he rear ended a guy on the Schuykill. My friend won the case because he proved the guy wasn’t hurt. For a week, he talked about his great lawyer and ranted about lawsuits. Bthen he went back to being a douche.

  52. Tim says:

    #49:
    I think they’ll do a deal. I really do.

    Just do one favor for me. Please explain to bunu why Marco Rubio is the perfect Senator, out of all the Senators, to lead the debate on this issue. I’m tired of beating my head against the f***ing wall, trying.

  53. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Tim – it is going to be a tough go in the House. Something could pass but it won’t be anything near what we are hearing now. Nor should it be imo.

  54. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – an entire menu of things Inwouldn’t eat. I’m not a food guy. I’m not a wine guy, either. Last week my wife asked me to buy red wine. I guessed that Pinot noir is sort of red because noir means black and the bottle was dark.

  55. Bitterlaw says:

    Bunu really does unite us all. I have to give him credit for that.

  56. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    56 – I am more of a cab guy but Kendall Jackson makes a great drinking Pinot Noir. Not too expensive either.

  57. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw,

    Red wine – Carlo Rossi Paisano

    Best $5 you can spend, and you get like a gallon!

  58. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    He comes here to get attention. In real life he has never been laid.

  59. Tulipomania says:

    Real (biometric) ID will have your savings and income tied directly to your biometric identity.

    Politicians have lots of favors to dish out, programs to blow money on, and party loyalists to reward.

    This requires better tax slaves so national ID can help there.

  60. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Cabernet with a nice steak – MD, you had me at “go back and argue with Michael!”

  61. Bitterlaw says:

    I buy wine based on whether it has an animal on the label. So far, penguins, kangaroos, cheetahs and monkeys seem to be popular.

  62. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Well, the 49ers (from Frisco of all places) have the gays in an uproar. I was thinking Ravens by 3 but now am going to increase it to 7. All the gay guys playing for the Ravens will have extra incentive now.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/gets-better-movement-pulls-49ers-video-two-players-214212867–nfl.html

  63. Bitterlaw says:

    Never been laid? Ron Paul has been f*cking with his mind for years.

  64. Corey says:

    Glad to see a post by Tim V.

  65. Corey says:

    After more than 20 years, the Clintons are finally out of Washington and out of office.

    Persistence pays off.

  66. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    62 – Here was my diet in Toronto at night (The Keg at Richmond and York – had this meal at least 100 times over a 2 year period):

    16 oz NY Steak with peppercorn sauce – rare
    Asparagus
    Baked Potato – Load up the butter please
    Lave Cake
    Oh, and a couple of pieces of bread.

    3 9 oz glasses of Cabernet – Jackson Triggs (I think – it is a bit of a haze).

  67. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    67 – if the bytch is still breathing in 16, we may see her again.

  68. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim V is ill and Bunu is healthy. There is no justice. Yeah – I said it.

  69. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    70 – over the line but since it is him you can an exemption.

  70. Tulipomania says:

    Like Obamacare, Gun Registration, and now the Rubio Amnesty.

    Proves my point that every single bill out of D.C. is bad.

    Never seen a good one.

  71. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    February 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm
    I buy wine based on whether it has an animal on the label. So far, penguins, kangaroos, cheetahs and monkeys seem to be popular.

    -Charlie Munger (Warren Buffett’s partner) is a big fisherman. He tells a story about when he went to buy some lures. At the store, the lures were all differnet colors, and shapes, and other things. So he asks the owner of the store, “Do you really think all of these different things help catch the fish?”
    The owner told him, “I really don’t know, because I ain’t selling them to the fish!”

    Moral of the story: Bitter knows how to act like a billionaire. Now, he just has to get the money.

  72. Bitterlaw says:

    That is why MD is having issues at work. He fired his assistant – Mr. Goose.

  73. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    J Lohr, Seven Oaks. A very good Cab and can be bought for about $17.

    Always buy a Cab that is at least 3 years old.

  74. Bitterlaw says:

    There is no line with Bunu.

  75. Bitterlaw says:

    What animal signifies a quality Cabernet? Little Penguin?

  76. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Always buy a Cab that is at least 3 years old.

    -Always get in a Cab that is at least 3 years old.

    The stains won’t be as sticky!

  77. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Bitter – the wing bowl chicks seem to get skankier every year.

  78. Bubu says:

    I oppose the Rubio plan b/c it will obviously end with barcodes on our foreheads and subdermal microchips that tell the government how many cheeseburgers we eat…obviously!

    Why can’t you guys see that!!!!

    OMG, I just hurt a helicopter

  79. Tim says:

    #72:
    Dude, I used to hang with the Orange Sunshine crowd, back in the day.

    And, I wasn’t as freaky on chemicals, are you are, now.

  80. Bubu says:

    *heard

  81. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    I am against getting animals drunk for testing purposes so I only buy wine that has no animals on the bottle. I have a heart.

  82. Bitterlaw says:

    Before Bunu whines, I did not tell him to commit suicide. I just wished he had cancer.

  83. Tim says:

    oops. That should read, “as you are, now”

  84. SoHope says:

    “Proves my point that every single bill out of D.C. is bad.”

    What about the ones Ron Paul voted for?

  85. Bubu says:

    oh, those are fine

  86. SoHope says:

    What about Rand Paul’s bills?

  87. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Tim – really? My Aunt was involved in that (I am being serious). She was a follower of Leary’s. As she got older, she figured out he was full of chit on a lot of things but still admired him.

    Of course, she is still a huge lib today.

  88. Tim says:

    That’s right, folks. bunu has figured it all out. Sen. Rubio is actually a secret Liberal, bent on the destruction of the GOP. He just plays a Conservative Hispanic on television.

    Why can’t you people just heed the warning?

  89. Bubu says:

    they’re ok too…

  90. Bitterlaw says:

    The Kensington contingent just gets worse every year. For those of you who don’t know, Kendington is the white ‘hood in Philadelphia. The girls are beat – unless you like scars. When MD said he would rather do a Kensington hooker than Chekote, that told a lot about Chekote.

  91. Tim says:

    Yeah, I was pretty wasted back then, MD. I’m still looking for the year, 1974. I lost it, somewhere.

  92. Bitterlaw says:

    I was in kindergarten in 1974. I don’t think you missed much.

  93. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Tim – that is the general time frame.

  94. JulStol says:

    “do you think it would be possible for someone more conservative than Brown to win in MA?

    Sometimes, I wonder how many times you were dropped as a baby.”- MD

    No, I don’t. I’m glad we won’t have a Republican giving “bipartisan” cover to the Dems on the issue.

    A Democrat will vote like a Democrat. I expect Democrats to be Progressives.

    I do not expect the same from my party. If a Republican supports Progressivism, I’m just as happy to see them elsewhere.

  95. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “are you are” or “is you is” my baby!!??

  96. Jul, I take the senate seats where I can get them. Brown was a good guy, as far as I am concerned your comment was plain ludicrous

  97. JulStol says:

    100

  98. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    You know what? I think she was involved a bit earlier than that. I am thinking late 60′s to early 70′s. By 74 she was in a cult (yes) in Idaho (who knew?). We lost touch with her for about 8 years. Then she left the cult and got hooked on Cocaine. She went from a hippie chick to a club chick. Multiple rehabs before cleaning up and becoming a counselor to addicts. Married a rich Doctor in the early 90′s and now lives in Jupiter, FL. She has led a very interesting life.

  99. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    98 – You are happy being a stupid moron. To each his own.

  100. Bitterlaw says:

    99 Dems and Senator Jul. all those 99-1 votes will send a message!

  101. Bitterlaw says:

    Jul would rather have Democrats. I know his math SAT was weak but I thought he could see that 51 is better than 43.

  102. Tim says:

    Late 60′s to early 70′s, MD? If she and I didn’t run into each other, we each met a 100 people like each other.

    Of course, I don’t remember half of them.

    She liked doing lines, eh? And, I imagine she ran up, too. I was always looking for something for the head. Blues were my favorite. Unfortunately, a side effect of them is that hey produced blackouts, and memorr lapses. Thus, the “1974″ crack I made.

  103. Bitterlaw says:

    2 people who were whacked out on drugs are Libs now. Shocking.

  104. Tim V says:

    i bought a box of wine- 5 liters. drink every day for a week. i didnt used to be a lush. will stop soon

  105. Tim says:

    Jul, I understand you liking Conservatives. But, in Massachusetts, someone more conservative than Brown probably could not win a statewide race, right now. So, it’s understandable why moderates dominate the GOP, there.

  106. Tim says:

    #108:
    Actually, most of my running buddies from then are one of two things:

    1. Conservative
    2. Dead

    Remember, Bitterlaw, this is the South. LOL

  107. Tim says:

    Tim V, I’ve been thinking about you, buddy. Just wanted you to know that.

  108. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Tim – she claims that a couple years of her life are pretty much a blank. However, she always kept a journal so she actually knows what was going on. She did NOT keep a journal while she was in the weird cult because they didn’t allow it. The lady was a complete mess for a long time. I can remember being 17 and watching her hit on one of my friends at my house. Asked him if he had any Coke. It was sad. She weighed about 90 pounds by that point. This was 83. The cycle carried until 88 or 89. Then the rehab finally took. Completely turned her life around. Votes straight D but preaches self reliance. She is now 66 years old which is just crazy to me.

  109. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Tim V – I am glad to see you post here. Enjoy the wine. Don’t worry about it.

  110. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim – understanding Jul is like trying to understand Bunu. It can’t be done.

  111. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Understanding Jul is like trying to eat soup with a fork.

  112. SoHope says:

    Lets say the the perfect legislator voting-wise scores 100% and is a Republican and the the worst scores a 0% and is a Dem….

    But Republicans that are 90-100% can only be elected in AL, TX, ND, WY, MS, UT, OK, ID, LA, NE, AR, KS, MT, SD, GA, SC, AK and TN

    Republicans that are 80-90% can be elected in NV, AZ, CO, WI, OH, KY, IN, WV, NC, VA, FL, NH, MO, and IA

    Republicans that are 70-80% can be elected in MI, PA, MN, IL, and NM

    Republicans that are 60-70% can be elected in OR, WA, NJ, CT, ME

    Republicans that are 50-60% can be elected in VT, DE, MD, NY, CT, CA, MA, HI

    *These numbers assume the person is not an idiot like Akin, Murdock, Miller, Buck, ect…they will not be elected

    I would rather have the 55% in MA with a Scott Brown than the 1% of Sen. Fauxcahontas

  113. Georgia Redneck Association says:

    Yep, we lynch liberal

  114. SoHope says:

    There are alot of Red states that I put at the top tier for electing good conservative and they have Dem senators and governors…why is that you ask? Because they aren’t as stupid as Jul and expect to be able to nominate Bernie Sanders type democrats for the sake of purity.

  115. Bitterlaw says:

    Jul admitted years ago that he uses the GOP to get on the ballot. Who else says that? Cough…Paulbots…cough.

  116. Tim says:

    I agree with those percentages, SoHope. Looks about right.

    In my opinion, the two Parties should always adopt a “big tent” philosophy. We have had ideological purges in my Party in the past, as well. Imagine now, Rep. Barrow trying to run as a Dem in a big city would.

    It would be laughable. And, he’d be “ex-Rep.”, and quickly.

  117. It is time for a new candidate. Donate for Elizabeth Moffly for Congress in the SC CD-1 speical election!

  118. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Anyone seen House of Cards on Netflix? Thinking about checking it out.

  119. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Did everyone die or get a life?

  120. Bubu says:

    sighhhhh…..not dead yet

  121. Tim says:

    All the talk I’ve heard or read on that show, MD, is about how good Kevin Spacey is, in it. I bet it would be worth the watch.

  122. Bitterlaw says:

    A life? I am watching 4 Weddings on TLC with my wife. At 9:00 I get Spartacus. What can I do? I’m not rich. My pancreas is a fossil. If I have to watch brides grade each other’s cocktail hours to get it, it’s worth it.

  123. Tim says:

    I’m watching Sienna play Manhattan while I’m drinking.

    A full evening…..

  124. Yolanda says:

    Barney Bush, former First Dog of the United States, has died.

  125. Tim says:

    And, I’m still worried about lisab. Wonder what’s up, with her?

  126. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Who knows Tim?

  127. SoHope says:

    I just saw it that on MSNBC, Yolanda.

    They said they are investigating to see if Mitt Romney had any involvement.

  128. Bitterlaw says:

    Lisab had some health issues last year. I hope it isn’t serious. I think that we need to have somebody post our status if we … MD will let you know if anything happens to me (right after he hides the shovel).

  129. @133 how will anyone know about me? Should we just give our real names to Dave and he can report it?

  130. Tim says:

    Definitely, if one of you guys vanishes, Bitterlaw, I’m questioning the other one. LOL

  131. SoHope says:

    If anything happens to Bunu, his mom will let me know.

  132. Tim says:

    #134:
    Dave, and most everyone else here already knows my real name. So, I’m set.

    Actually, I’m too well-known, here. LOL

  133. Bitterlaw says:

    Michael – if you disappear, we will just call the Penn State basketball arena. Where else do you go?

  134. Governor Bitterlaw, why not come up with a plan for us to know

  135. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim’s real name is Lisa Bee. It is pretty ironic.

  136. @140 and majestical unicorns live in my backyard!!!

  137. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/obama-reopens-rift-with-religious-groups-87088.html

    If we shoutfor a year about this, we will win enough elections in 2014 to shore up the house majority and maybe nab the senate!!!
    -says Akin, COD, and Steve King

  138. Tim says:

    But seriously, I do miss the regulars, when they are gone. It’s not like lisab to just be gone, without a word.

    Several of us here, who have been here a long time have taken our leave at some point, for various reasons. But, we always announced it.

    It’s just wierd. Of course, she could be reading all of this, and laughing her slender ass off. I dunno….

  139. Tim says:

    Maybe she really was a pizza delivery boy in Fargo, like I once guessed.

  140. @msnbc: New #polls show, #Hillary could turn #Texas blue in 2016. Here’s how: http://t.co/x763F8ig

    Look PPP got Madcow excited and Mattews leg tingling again! Lol

  141. Cory says:

    re: #134 and #139

    Life ends, Michael. It Ends.

    As you’re lying in the street, bleeding out from the car accident, your last thought will not be “How will everyone on HHR know I’m dead?”

  142. RB says:

    117-5/6 NJ Reps are in the 70-80% range based on the way the districts are drawn. Garret is more in the 90-100% range. The Garret range is a more purist than the rest of NJ. He had to be humiliated into voting for the Sandy relief package. Apparently in NJ Chirs Christie is way more powerful than Jim Demint. Garret learned the hard way. Maybe the GOP should be thankful that NJ is a 6/6 split congressionally, rather than berate the congressional delegation from NJ.

  143. SoHope says:

    My numbers were guess-timations for state-wide offices like Gov or Senate.

  144. Tim says:

    #146:
    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  145. JulStol says:

    Giving some thought to running for council this year.

    They’re having issues recruiting candidates and I’ve been asked.

  146. Bitterlaw says:

    Final thoughts of HHR Regulars:

    Bunu – 50 years on HHR and I only got 1/2 a Jul…

    MD – I ran all those miles, gae up Goose and ate skinless chicken ad I’m still dying? WTF….

    lisab – Jesus? Oh, @#$##@#$

    SusyQue – Buddah? Oh, @#$##$$

    jason – Death? Is that all you got?!

  147. Bitterlaw says:

    Just leave he seat blank. You’re never going to vote yes on anything anyway.

  148. Bitterlaw, I am probably not considered an HHR regular. How long do I have to wait to earn hat membership?

  149. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    150 – Do they know you are not pure? That you supported Trump and were critical of a fellow R’s effort to control spending and that you favor a strong central gov?

  150. @ppppolls: Steve King up about 25 pts on Tom Latham on the first night of our Iowa poll

  151. Bitterlaw says:

    You are a regular now. You’re just not in the Hall of Fame. I’m not posting death thoughts of 17 year olds. Even I have a line.

  152. @155 and that he is going to leave the office the first chance he gets to run for a state office

  153. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    You have to post for 5 years to even be considered for the Hall of Fame. The first induction ceremonies back in 09 were awesome!

  154. Bitterlaw says:

    It’s the Lehigh Valley, MD. Their Pure Conservatives oppose the Governor and demand the end of local control of schools in favor of Harrisburg control and funding.

  155. I wonder, who was the first person to post on HHR

  156. When I look at the Lehigh area in 2010 it supported Corbett

  157. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    It was Dave or his brother Stephen I think.

  158. Good night,
    I am now glad that I am a regular

  159. Bitterlaw says:

    I still remember MD’s speech. As the crowd roared its approval, MD shouted, “Give me Goose or GFY!”

  160. @ppppolls: Iowa voters also strongly behind the assault weapons ban on our first night of polling cc: @ChuckGrassley

  161. Bitterlaw says:

    I am now glad that I am a regular

    You can check out any time but you can never leave.

  162. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    It was the shortest acceptance speech to date. The best though, imo of course.

  163. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim’s speech was pretty good – “Hall of Fame? LOL. Time to go.”

  164. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Went to seethe movie “The Hobbit”.

    Thought it sucked. Seriously.
    *************************************
    I had a hard time understanding/hearing the audio and what the characters were saying.

    Who would ever write a book and call thier main character Dildo Baggins?

  165. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    “Someone altered Fulton County voter records after last year’s presidential election, using a red pen to add names to tally sheets of voters using paper ballots and marking that their votes all counted.

    Who is responsible remains a mystery, but it happened after managers from at least two precincts had signed off on the documents and submitted them to the main county elections office.”

  166. Bitterlaw says:

    It was obviously the Masons, Walt.*

    *Maybe I watch too much History Channel.

  167. Tulipomania says:

    Good morning

  168. Bitterlaw says:

    More final thoughts of HHR regulars:

    MFG – Senator Landreau beat Jindal? Aaaarghhhh

    Tina – [classified]

    GF – my stomach really hurts…

    Add – Cutler really was a p*ssy

    Phil – Bitter was right. I really don’t like minorities.

    Brandon – a2 + b2 doesn’t = c2. Noooooooooooo

  169. Bunu should never be allowed to say good morning

  170. Tulipomania says:

    “Politics is the Art of Looking for Trouble, Finding it Everywhere, Diagnosing it Incorrectly, and Applying the Wrong Remedies”

    - Groucho Marx

  171. Bitterlaw says:

    Bad news – My son’s basketball team lost.

    Good news – I Spent the game running the scoreboard with one of my favorite MILFs. She is the mother of a boy on the other team. She is a doctor and has a great rack. Dr. MILF worked the book.

  172. Bitterlaw says:

    Michael – post 180 is why you need to get out and have fun. Before you know it, the highlight of your day will be working the scorer’s table with a mom in her 40s.

  173. @181 I do bitter, I have fun all the time. In fact going to the movies with my friends soon

  174. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svGDZOW-brA

    4 minutes of a floor speech by a U.S. Senator–well worth your time to see.

  175. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    In fact going to the movies with my friends soon

    -I keep envisioning that scene where Jack Nicholson takes the rest of the loonies fishing!!

  176. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    BTW,

    concerning “The Hobbit”–

    I did not know that trolls were so BIG, nor that they spoke with British accents, were very interesting in cooking, and would turn to stone when hit by the suns rays.

    So it was a learning experience and the trip to the movie theatre was not a total waste.

  177. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    How the heck do I make one comment in the last 18 hours, and it comes directly after Walt posts a Rand Paul video??

    And Walt, do you feel you are up to the challenge of being labeled a Paulbot by the Lt Gov?? (I’ll refrain from using the last name of the Lt Gov, since we are all on the “same side”)

  178. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Walt,

    How long was the movie? I read the book recently, I think you would need a good 4 – 5 hours to go thru everything, so that the book isn’t chopped up too much.

  179. jason says:

    Remember when Kerry went hunting before the 2004 election and Dukakis road around in a tank before the 1988 election?

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wh-releases-photo-obama-shooting-gun_699234.html

  180. @183 you are about to gt labeled as a Paulbot Walt.
    I won’t label you as one but others will, can promise you that

  181. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Under the heading of WTF?
    _________________
    DRUDGE
    COPS: Man Tries To Walk Out Of COSTCO With 24 Quarts Of Oil Strapped To His Body…
    ***********************
    I guess they noticed he was walking kinda funny…?

    was this a sticky…no..viscous situation?

    Will the 10W-30 get him 5 to 10?

  182. jason says:

    Obama supports the 2nd Amendment, he just doesn’t own any guns.

    Oh wait, that’s Governor Bitter.

    Obama supports the 2nd Amendment, he just doesn’t think ANYONE should have guns.

  183. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Oh, and Rand Paul was right on, and it was good to hear him mention Mike Lee, another very good Senator. Keep fighting, and let’s try to replace Mitchie next time around.

  184. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael (Elizabeth Moffly for Congress) says:
    February 2, 2013 at 11:01 am
    @183 you are about to gt labeled as a Paulbot Walt.
    I won’t label you as one but others will, can promise you that

    -Michael,
    Are you waiting for others to provide cover for you? Man up, or stay silent, Kid Commie!

  185. @192 I think McConnell is fine where he is

  186. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Young Michael,

    I am not a Paulbot, and thart is why I did not mention who the U.S. Sen. was in the vid.

    Some would not click and view JUST becuse it was Rand Paul.

    But I thought what he said in this regard is “dead on” and mirrors what happens in state legislatures oft times regarding the bad process of how legislation comes about.
    *************
    One of the benefits of no longer being in elective office, when the eventual public uprising happens they will not be coming to my house with the clubs pitchforks, feathers and vats of boiling oil.

  187. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    @192 I think McConnell is fine where he is

    -Of course you do. You’ll wait for 40 other Senators to vote against him, and then you’ll start saying how bad he is.

  188. @196 nope, I think he is fine and very tactful.

  189. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    GF?

  190. NYCMike I am wondering why you are not comfortable with Sen McConnell?

  191. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    I never read “The Hobbit” nor the other books in this trilogy (thank God)–but my wife and many of my firends did.

    I would LOVE to have Gandalf be my buddy for one day to use his powers to my benefit.
    **************
    BTW why did the elves not get along with the dwarves?

  192. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    When I was cleaning out the garage I found a long walking stick that looked very much like the one Gandalf used.

    I think I will go try it out…

  193. Scott says:

    So the White House finally released a photo of a skeet-shooting Obama.
    If the picture is real, Obama’s form is awful and he could seriously hurt himself.

  194. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Not a big Mitch fan and never have been. Would like to see Johnson from Wisc head the R’s in the Senate but they seem to stick with seniority for some reason.

  195. @204 I thin he is okay, because he has helped the party get out of these holes and has been able to do something that Boehner hasn’t. He has shut up many crazies and and taken some control of the GOP

  196. Bitterlaw says:

    BTW why did the elves not get along with the dwarves?

    Comment by Walt

    Because the dwarves vote 71-29 for Demcrats. It’s the same reason Phil doesn’t like Hispanics.

  197. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Uh, no. Boehner is the one who I admire. He was smart enough to know that that fisc cliff would have been pinned 100% to the R’s and moved the line to 450K. Now, they have to stick on the debt ceiling. We will see.

  198. jason says:

    PPP will build up King now to destroy him later.

    Yawnnnnn…….

    “A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows that Ron Paul has taken the lead in the Iowa caucus race, while Newt Gingrich’s support is fading fast. A different Gallup poll shows Gringrich still holding the lead, but slipping, while The New York Times Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight has Paul in the lead as well.”

  199. Bitterlaw says:

    Obama supports the 2nd Amendment, he just doesn’t own any guns.

    Oh wait, that’s Governor Bitter.

    I also don’t own a printing press or a church but I do support the First Amendment.

  200. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Why are you picking on Phil? Did he make fun or your Pancreas or something?

  201. Bitterlaw says:

    I just assembled the snowblower ( I think). Thatt means 75 degrees and sunny in Pennsylvania for the rest of the winter.

  202. Bitterlaw says:

    My pancreas is dead to me.

  203. @207 I agree, I like Boehner. But the idiots in congress can’t be controlled, McConnell controls almost all the GOP in the senate with the exceptions of Paul and Lee. He even has Collins and Murkowski, he les them vote how they wish when he doesn’t need them, but when he needs to show a strong GOP he hast them vote with them

  204. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    208 – Rinse, repeat, keep doing the same thing. Most are too stupid too notice.

    He can be a good pollster but only when he wants to be. I don’t think we will have a cycle like 10 anytime soon so he may look very good for a while.

  205. Bitterlaw says:

    Phil hasn’t been along with his “embrace the horror” post of the day. I just wanted to draw him out.

  206. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    There are about 18 Senators who are R’s that cannot stand Mitch. C’mon. Where do you get your stuff?

  207. @216 they may not stand him, but they stay loyal to the party most of the time and vote with him

  208. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    You can have guns under Obama. Just no bullets. That is like the Nazi’s allowed opposing viewpoints for newspapers but banning ink.

  209. Bitterlaw says:

    I have to check the schedule to see when we play today’s team again. Dr. MILF is awesome.

  210. @216 many cannot stand Boehner, but unlike the influence McConnel has Boehner has allowed them to run amuck.

    Though hanks to Boehner getting 199 GOP to agree, he was able to have a majority of the GOP vote for the debt ceiling bill, less dems voted for it.

    Meaning it was a GOP bill, a partial victory for Boehner,

  211. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Was prescribed anti-biotics this morning. 3 weeks in and the fight is over. I did run 3x this week though. I will not cave in to sickness! Down 20 pounds now!

  212. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    1. Let’s have sequestration hit.

    2. With the 3 month delay in the debt ceiling, additional cuts be can added to the cuts in sequestration.

    Very, very smart politics. Dems are talking more taxes yet again but the public (middle of the road) won’t be with them since that deal was already made.

  213. Bitterlaw says:

    I think the Dems took a hit when the payroll tax went back up. Alot of people who wanted to “tax the rich” suddenly found out that it sucked when their own taxes went up.

  214. @222 McConnell and Boehner worked together to push Obama and the dems into this trap on the taxes and cuts.

  215. @PollTracker: Susan Collins Job Approval (ME): Approve 63.0% Disapprove 24.0% (Jan. 20 – PPP (D))

    We need Collins

  216. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Politically, there was no way for the R’s to avoid the increase. That is what happens when you do not control 2/3rds of the levers of power. A clear majority favored increasing taxes on those making $. For the record, I am always against tax increases myself. Talking about reality.

    They moved the line far and got an OK deal on the estate tax as well. Now, we have to have cuts (really meaning we decrease the increase of spending).

    Still, the R’s are behind the 8 ball politically thanks to the 15% retarded wing. The Dems are beginning to make mistakes though. The second dip at the tax well so close to the first dip is a mistake.

  217. Bitterlaw says:

    Jul would rather have Lenin than Collins. 99 Dems and Senator Jul!

  218. @226 I can’t wait for sequestration the
    Dems will be hurtingafter that, it might be a key player for 2014

  219. JulStol says:

    “Jul would rather have Lenin than Collins. 99 Dems and Senator Jul!”

    Liar. Some time in the past week I said let Collins stay so she helps LePage survive.

    Unlike Brown, she doesn’t support an assault weapons ban.

  220. Okay I am going to have a new project for today. I am going to compile all the states that the GOP and the Dems control and I am going to add the offices and state whether it is GOP or Dem controlled.

  221. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Michael

    You need to get laid bro. I am being very serious about this. Use protection.

  222. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    RIP Barney Bush

    and I 2nd comment #232

  223. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    btw I just did my taxes. Worst “refund” evah

  224. Phil says:

    Taxes will go up again this year. Obama wants it and so it will be. His MSM insures that he will always win every debate in the court of public opinion.

    Embrace the horror.

    That was for Bitter.

  225. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    234 – we owe 27K.

  226. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Phil – I don’t think so. The American people were fine going to that well once and the polling proved it. The second try at the apple, so close to the first, will not go over well.

  227. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    MD my view is Americans were so desperate to fix the deficit that they hopped on board w/ the idea that we should tax the richest, but now seeing that the rich aren’t the only ones who will suffer they will get more demanding about actual cuts. Not that i’m holding my breath for the Dems to agree to them.

  228. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    The stange wooden “walking stick” I found in the garage appears to need batteries.

    For a few seconds I did turn the cat into a dog, but it did not last.

    Where do you findlow level radiation AAAAAAAAA WHIP @SS batteries?

  229. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    The Dems, right up to this point, played the game perfectly politically. If they were really smart, the Dems would have realized that they held the cards and could have gotten away with fairly minor “cuts”. Now, they look to be overreaching. Not smart politically but it may be a ploy to negotiate to decrease the cuts.

  230. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    I must disclose that I have been using grond up deer horn spray to enhance posting performance at HHR.
    ***********
    I also hear that YoMama’s press secretary has also been using it to try to improve his performance at press briefing.

    And–if he would be truthful–I bet Michael is as well. He may even be dealing.

  231. Phil says:

    MD, you’d think that after getting their tax increase 0bama couldn’t got to the tax well again.

    Unfortunately, the MSM will sell it for him through a combination of spin, distortions, omissions, and non stop propaganda.

  232. jason says:

    230. Google it. Someone with even more time on his hands and less than a life than you probably did it already.

  233. jason says:

    The smart Democrats (yeah, there are probably some) realize that for the spending they really want to undertake taxing the rich won’t bring enough revenue.

    That’s why it was a Pyrrhic victory for them.

  234. jason says:

    ” I also don’t own a printing press or a church but I do support the First Amendment.”

    No need to be defensive.

    You know the drill. Real, imaginary or perceived weaknesses and traits are never forgotten at HHR.

    I will always hail from the slums of South America, Author will always be henpecked, and you will always be a wuss on guns.

    And Bunu will always be an anti-semitic America hating bastard.

  235. Bitterlaw says:

    We must play our part. Of course, MD was supposed to be the angry drunk. Add replaced him.

  236. jason says:

    Stop the presses… breaking news.

    ” PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — An end to winter’s bitter cold will come soon, according to Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog.”

    This groundhog hit the groundhog lottery. Outside of being awakened in the middle of winter, life is pretty good. A nice burrow, plenty of food, and the outside chance of biting some a-hole mayor’s finger off once a year.

    Chances of becoming roadkill or getting eaten by a coyote or a fox: zero.

  237. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Is it too early to discuss how President Biden’s first term (starting in 2016) will be different from YoMama’s first or second term?

  238. @Politics1com: NEBRASKA: Lt Gov & ’14 gubernatorial frontrunner Rick Sheehy (R) abruptly resigns at first hint of apparent sex scandal.

  239. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim was going to replace MD as the angry drunk but he was more drunk than angry.

  240. Rivera has some important points for our party. I think I would be okay with him running for senate in our party in NJ.

    He seems to not be a paulbot and wants to focus on economic ideas. He will attempt to get more African American vote, Latino vote, and Asian vote

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/geraldo-rivera-criticizes-republican-party-of-scolds-87084.html?hp=r7

  241. Bitterlaw says:

    Dr. MILF was at the Elementary school Winter Carnival. She must be stalking me. Why would she stay with her surgeon husband when she could have me?

  242. Bitterlaw says:

    Actually, she can’t have me. It must be difficult for her.

  243. Bitterlaw says:

    A burn from Michael.

  244. Alabama- SOLID GOP
    Senate seats-2 Republican
    Governor- Republican
    Representatives- 7 (1 Democrat, 6 Republican)
    The governor seat, one senate seat, and all the house seats are up for re-election 2014 the GOP will hold this as a solid GOP state. The democratic house seat does not hinder AL from being Solid GOP because AL is required to have an African American seat and most African Americans lean democrats…

    Alaska- Mixed GOP
    Senate- 1 Republican, 1 Democrat
    Governor- Republican
    Representative- At-Large Republican
    All but the GOP senate seat is up for re-election in 2014. If the democrats don’t hold on to Begich’s seat they risk making AK a Solid GOP State.

    Arizona-Mixed GOP
    Senate- 2 Republican
    Governor- Republican
    Representative- 5 Democrats, Four Republicans
    Governors seat and representatives are up for election in 2014, this is mixed GOP because the GOP holds all higher office.

    Arkansas-Mixed GOP
    Senate- 1 Republican, 1 Democrat
    Governor- Democrat
    Representative- 4 Republican
    Again all but the GOP senate seat is up for grabs, the governor race seems to be the most in play with a former GOP governor going to make a run for it. This state is not at risk of becoming a Solid GOP State unless Sen. Pryor retires or has some skeletons by 2014.

  245. Bitterlaw says:

    Michael in a few years you could go to jail for hooking up with teens. Right now, you can’t. Enough with the lists.

  246. @Politics1com: CO CD-6: Ex-State House Speaker Andrew Romanoff (D) launches run vs Cong Mike Coffman (R) in swing district.

    Coffman may be in trouble…

  247. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Rumor has it that at least one HHR senator would be willing to resign in exchange for a sex scandal that would be sent their way.

  248. @261 it must be Author! We all know that your age helps you out on this one Walt! Wait!!

  249. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    “…launches run vs Cong Mike Coffman (R) in swing district.”

    Is he a Viet Cong?
    **********
    or do you mean “Congo” (or is it “Conga”) Mike Coffman.

    If it is Congo Mike, he would beat his challenger like a drum.

    If it is Conga Mike, he would dance to vitory.

  250. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Michael,

    Here is an idea for a ‘list’.

    I don’t think there has ever been a list put togther of all the people who served as Pope.

    Get to it!

  251. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    AGE???

    Powdered deer horn spray, my son.

    Powdered deer horn spray.

  252. @265 hope it doesn’t repeal your wife, because you aren’t going to get anything other than porcupines coming your way

  253. 264 only if you can prove that their are leprechauns in Estonia that eat Wallabies!

  254. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    7 STABBED IN RANDOM ATTACK IN VANCOUVER…

    Why, there ought to be a law…
    _________________

    UPDATE
    Girl who goes by the nickname of ‘Snow White’ being sought for questioning.

  255. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    267. 264 only if you can prove that their are leprechauns in Estonia that eat Wallabies!

    comment by Michael
    ***********

    Michael, you spray it ON you.

    With your recent comments, you apparently are spraying it directly up your nose, which has resulted in your hallucinations of which youy write.

    Plus my wife cannot be repealled. She was not created by man’s law.

  256. Bitterlaw says:

    Breaking News – HHR Senator caught smelling like a deer. Accuser being interviewed…alleged victim identified as Jane Doe.

  257. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Bitter,

    Are you in a rut?

    The Buck Stops Here.

    I was going to say something about a ‘rack’ but I thought it sounded gay–”not that there is anything wrong with that”.

  258. Yolanda says:

    I fully support our President, and all his efforts to bring a fairer, safer, more harmonious America.

    [Post edited by Department of Homeland Security]

  259. Bitterlaw says:

    We waited weeks for that? Come on, Yolanda! You can do better.

  260. Tulipomania says:

    Senate plan would give Napolitano the final say on border security

    Under a bipartisan Senate framework, Democrats say, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano would have final say over whether the border is secure enough to put 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship.

  261. Just got back from going to Ni Hao Asian restaurant. Delicious, great sushi bar, I eat real sushi not sh!t, that sushi bar was for real!

  262. Terrible, I am stuck with Bunu on the board

  263. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    You can chat with Bunu or you can go out and try to get laid.

  264. @278 no, there is a third option I continue to do the state ratings that I have been doing

  265. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Why don’t you work on finding some philly with legs that won’t quit and a nice rack? Kid, we have to get you a life. Go drink a few brews (do NOT drive) with your buds, lie about your conquests with women and create mayhem.

  266. Bitterlaw says:

    lie about your conquests with women and create mayhem.

    That’s what I told Kate Upton this morninging ater I banged her. I’m going to Valley Forge to gamble and create mayhem.

  267. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    You didn’t hear about me and Bo Derek back in 83? Hot and heavy!

  268. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    She gave me her phone number but I lost it. Damn!

  269. SoHope says:

    Hot dang!

    I was at a thrift stor in Charlotte and saw a commercial color laser printer priced at $9.98. Toted it to a plug in and it powered up.

    Bought it and hooked it up to my network. It works perfectly. It has only printed 2508 images. 1200×1200 dpi, double sided printing, full networking, all four toner cartridges are full.

    Used ones are selling on ebay for $399-$435 plus $75 in shipping.

  270. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Hope

    About 5 years ago, I stopped in a thrift store and found a box of old comics. He was selling them for a quarter each. I didn’t know much about comics but the titles were X-Men, Spiderman and Daredevil and they looked fairly old. I bought 30 of them. Went to a dealer in Folsom, PA and sold them for $450 which was about 65% of the listed prices I could find at the time.

  271. SoHope says:

    Hedgehog pickers, baby!

  272. Alabama- SOLID GOP
    Senate-2 Republican
    Governor- Republican
    Representatives- 7 (1 Democrat, 6 Republican)
    The governor seat, one senate seat, and all the house seats are up for re-election 2014 the GOP will hold this as a solid GOP state. The democratic house seat does not hinder AL from being Solid GOP because AL is required to have an African American seat and most African Americans lean democrats…

    Alaska- Mixed GOP
    Senate- 1 Republican, 1 Democrat
    Governor- Republican
    Representative- At-Large Republican
    All but the GOP senate seat is up for re-election in 2014. If the democrats don’t hold on to Begich’s seat they risk making AK a Solid GOP State.

    Arizona-Mixed GOP
    Senate- 2 Republican
    Governor- Republican
    Representative- 5 Democrats, Four Republicans
    Governors seat and representatives are up for election in 2014, this is mixed GOP because the GOP holds all higher office.

    Arkansas-Mixed GOP
    Senate- 1 Republican, 1 Democrat
    Governor- Democrat
    Representative- 4 Republican
    Again all but the GOP senate seat is up for grabs, the governor race seems to be the most in play with a former GOP governor going to make a run for it. This state is not at risk of becoming a Solid GOP State unless Sen. Pryor retires or has some skeletons by 2014.

    California- SOLID DEMOCRAT
    Senate- 2 Democrat
    Governor- Democrat
    Representative- 39 Democrats, 14 Republicans
    My reasoning is simple, the GOP has no real grip here, perhaps I’d the GOP evened up the congressional seats to 30-23 then maybe I would switch it to Mixed Democrat. GOP needs to work to get the seats and influence back here. The governor and several statewide offices are up in 2014, if they can’t get the governorship the GOP may get another statewide office and start to build up its influence again.

    Colorado- Mixed Democrat
    Senate-2 Democrat
    Governor- Democrat
    Representative- 4 Republican, 3 Democrat
    I feel that the GOP keep it Mixed Democrat for the reason that the hold a majority in the congressional delegation.

    Connecticut- SOLID DEMOCRAT
    Senate- 2 Democrat
    Governor- Democrat
    Representative- 5 Democrats
    The GOP could have a presence here soon with a very unpopular governor and a representative that was pulled along the coat tails of the president. I would move this state to Mixed Democrat if the GOP were to win the Governor seat.

    Delaware- SOLID DEMOCRAT
    Senate- 2 Democrat
    Governor- Democrat
    Representative- At-Large Democrat
    Basically the GOP needs to rebuild itself here.

  273. Do you think I should just put the new ones on the board for now and then just post all of them on the final post for the series.

  274. SoHope says:

    Michael, quit before you waste any more of your time…we don’t care.

  275. SoHope says:

    Don’t be bunu-ish in your posting

  276. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Any of the Chicago boys here interested in a Ryne Sandberg Topps 1983 Rookie Card? Mint

  277. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    How about you Wissing? I have a RC of Cal Ripken (with 2 other players ) from Topps in 82. One just sold for $560 on Ebay:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PSA-10-CAL-RIPKEN-JR-BONNER-JEFF-SCHNEIDER-1982-TOPPS-ROOKIE-FUTURE-STARS-21-/370684893052?pt=US_Baseball&hash=item564e8a977c

    $375 and it is yours.

  278. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    For some reason Tony Gwynn rookie cards go for a ton of $. I have 4 of them, all in glass. If someone is interested let me know. We can check Ebay for pricing. I will discount at least 25% from the 2nd highest sale item.

  279. Bitterlaw says:

    MD also had Debbie Gibson on her 18th birthday. That’s where I met MD. I was leaving her dressing room. He was walking in.

  280. SoHope says:

    Swap meet!

  281. jason says:

    Could be made into a movie.

    “Debbie does HHR”.

  282. jason says:

    I hope MD’s hawking of old comics doesn’t stimulate Bunu to sell his Ron Paul memorabilia.

    The posters and dolls and other assorted items are classified into 3 categories: extremely stained, very stained and fairly stained.

  283. jason says:

    “Delaware- SOLID DEMOCRAT
    Senate- 2 Democrat
    Governor- Democrat
    Representative- At-Large Democrat
    Basically the GOP needs to rebuild itself here.”

    Michael does have fleeting flashes of brilliance.

    No, this was not one of them.

  284. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    LOL

  285. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Report shows UN admitting solar activity may play significant role in global warming…

    BRREAKING:
    UN study also concludes that hog poop smells bad.

  286. @299 what the heck was I supposed to say?

  287. The "Cloud" says:

    Dammit Michael!

    All your #@$@^% lists are clogging up the cloud.

    We ORDER you to stop with your $#@)%$ insane lists!!!

    We store SO much stuff here in “The Cloud” that is IMPORTANT. Either we jetison YOUR stuff or else we have to squeeze out a bunch of classic porn.

    Due to all the junk you have been putting out there and sending up to us, we have had to start rerouting jet liners to avoid calamity.

  288. @303 I wonder if this “cloud” is funded by government money…

  289. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Initially, I thought Michael was a 40 year old playing a 17 year old. Can everyone see why now?

    BTW – I do believe he is an 18 year old kid now.

  290. @305 MD, I still have a little more than a month to go until I am 18

  291. The "Cloud" says:

    For HHR E-Bay:

    I have a 1957 original large postcard and on one side is a photo of President Eisenhower, plus a 2008 Charleston Gazette newspaper signed by WV Speaker of the House Rick Thompson, an uncashed check from John McCain for $60, several photos of Senators Rockefeller and Byrd, and a 8 X 12 photo of my wife and I with (then) Gov. and Mrs. Manchin.

    $250 OBO.

  292. SoHope, I am guessing that you are the cloud.

  293. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Oops.

    The Cloud inadvertantly said the stuff in #307 was his stuff for sale.

    It was actually mine.

    SEE HOW SCREWED UP YOU HAVE MADE THINGS ON THE CLOUD, MICHAEL??????

  294. @Politics1com: CONNECTICUT: State Sen Min Ldr John McKinney (R) told WFSB-TV that he plans to soon announce his candidacy vs Gov Dan Malloy (D).

  295. @311 anyone going to see who this guy is?

  296. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “…..Sweet mystery of life at last I’ve found you!”

    -Name the movie.

  297. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    I am hoping I did not eat too much tonight, I am going to try to show the better half what I got from the monster!

  298. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    That was too much information, wasn’t it?

  299. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    “..sweet mystery of life at last I’ve found you!”

    -Name the movie.”
    *******************
    I’ll give ‘er a crack:

    Birth of a Nation.

  300. America-hating Bastard says:

    317.“..sweet mystery of life at last I’ve found you!”

    -Name the movie.”

    The Ron Paul Story

  301. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    “314.I am hoping I did not eat too much tonight, I am going to try to show the better half what I got from the monster!”

    Bronxie,

    Is this part of the movie quote of is this a personal message to your wife that got jumbled?

    Did you mean show the better half what kind of monster I have”?

  302. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    319.317.“..sweet mystery of life at last I’ve found you!”
    *************
    Maybe the movie about:

    –O.J. Simpson when we searched the land for the real killer?

    –Harry Reid finding his notes/speech?

    –Biden locating his brain?

    –Stanley searching for Livingston?
    ******************
    I give up.
    Tell me.

  303. Bitterlaw says:

    Test

  304. Bitterlaw says:

    Damn it, Michael. Can you skip ahead to Mass and Texas? I need to know if one is more blue than the other.

  305. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    I know it was not “The Hobbit” or the “Harfields and McCoys”.

    Those are the only movies I have seen in the last 10 years.

  306. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    It’s probably a quote from some goofy musical like “Jesus Crist Superstar” or “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

  307. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Titanic?

    Guns of Navarone?

    American Grafitti?

    Educating Rita?

    The Mickey Mantle Story?

  308. Bitter, I will make an exception for the governor, do you want MA or TX? You will need to remind me

  309. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    NYC MIke throws out a question and does not stick around to answer???

    Well played, Bronxie. Well played.

  310. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    I was actually paying $25 a month for HBO/Cinemax. Gone.

    Anyone else have FIOS? I am trying to figure out how to get just cable and internet. I don’t want a land line phone anymore. It doesn’t seem to be an option.

  311. Bitterlaw says:

    I don’t drink and I don’t go out after work. I would cut my insulin dose if I ran low on funds before I cut my cable bill. As for FIOS, I don’t know. I think most companies set it up so it is cheaper to have phone, cable, and Internet together than to only pay for 2.

  312. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Make that now 2 Bucs in the Hall Of Fame. Lynch, Brooks, & Barber soon to follow. More respect for the most underrated SB champion and great defense in NFL History

  313. Jim B. says:

    317- Young Frankenstein.

  314. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Not so certain about Lynch, Arthur. Safeties is one of those positions that is always overlooked. I think there are only 8 or 9 who were ever inducted. Dawkins is a shoe in. Lynch was a great player (9 time pro bowl) but didn’t have the fame (or infamy) that Sapp had. It could be a while for Lynch.

  315. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Lynch also does a nice job as an analyst for Fox.

  316. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Bitter – $25 a month for the same movies played over and over again? Their shows also suck now. Happy to get rid of it.

    $300 savings for a year is worth it to me. Plus, Bill Mahr. I don’t want to support him, even indirectly.

  317. Bitterlaw says:

    It’s worth it for me for True Blood. I don’t watch Maher. I see your point about him but I have a separation of entertainment and state policy.

  318. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    You are going to pay all that money for that show? Buy the box set for $15. I have explored switching to Comcast but when you add all the extras the great deal becomes not so great very quickly. Still, I am not going to go into a contract in case Comcast offers a really great deal at some point. Then I will switch. I need to have at least the same stuff I have today (or better) and save $50 a month.

    I am also going to downgrade on my car. I have 21 months left on my lease. I love the BMW but I don’t drive enough to warrant this car. I figure I can save another $125 or so a month with a step down to a Camry or Maxima.

    That leaves my gym membership at the Y. We pay $127 a month for family. It is fantastic and gives us use of all the facilities which are state of the art. I will probably continue to overspend on this for a while longer.

  319. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    This morning I hooked up the “unusual” Gandalf-like walking stick to the car battery.

    Holley Molley!!!!

    Blew the garage door off the neighbor’s house before the stick lost power.
    *****************
    It’s ok though–nobody hurt and there were no witnesses around that saw me do it.

  320. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    test

  321. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    This filter is now beyond annoying. Seriously, innocent posts now are not allowed. Really thinking about trying to find some other place to post. Getting fed up with this.

  322. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Bitter – I am on anti-biotics now. I hope you are happy.

    So, here is some crazy stuff for today. Prices at CV S versus Weg man’s for the exact same product.

    Zyr tec D 24 count

    CV S – $25.99
    Weg man’s – $18.99

    Muc inex (sp?) 14 count at CVS, 20 count at Wegman’s

    CV S – $16.99
    Weg man’s – $10.99

    Yes, a price that is almost 50% lower and you get MORE product.

    Af rin No drip

    CV S – $7.99
    Weg man’s – $5.99

    Insane.

  323. ameister says:

    ollowing the trail of Sen. Robert Menendez scandal leads to dead end in Dominican Republic

    Women named by tipster exist and were there — but not anymore

    Apartment #202 at the Gabriela III Condominium in the Gazcue neighborhood in Santo Domingo where 2 of the alleged prostitues — Maria, the Brazilian and Geraldine, the Colombian — involved in the Dr. SalomĂłn Melgen scandal lived. JosĂ© A. IglĂ©sias / El Nuevo Herald
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  324. ameister says:

    Not surprised they cover this up and get away with it. If this was a republican they would have already lynched him. Corrupt gangsters

  325. ameister says:

    good reporting by the daily caller on this story. They got pictures off his twitter account. Check it out. I’m sure the msm will not even mention it but a picture is worth a thousand words.

  326. jason says:

    All the hookers are now living comfortably in New Jersey.

  327. Bitterlaw says:

    We each like wht we like. $127 a month on a gym membership wouldbe a huge waste for us. My wife pays $25 a year to belong to the Villanova gym (township residents can use it). After 13 years in Jeeps, I could never drive a sedan. I feel like I’m sitting on the ground in one.

  328. Waingro says:

    MTP is FAR better with F. Chuck Todd as the host. I might start watching again if they replace that hack Gregory with him permanently.

  329. Bitterlaw says:

    If forced to pick a side in the Super Bowl, I refuse to do what the media and public opinion tells me to do. A few years ago, I wanted the Saints to lose 50-0 to nothing beause I got tired of being told that I had to cheer or them because George Bush drowned their fans. This year, I am being told that I have to support Ray “Guilty Plea to obstruction o Justice” Lewis. Maybe the families he bought off for millions will cheer for him. Go, Niners.*

    *Yeah. Vick killed dogs. I didn’t sign him and I won’t miss him when he is gone (maybe as early as March).

  330. Tulipomania says:

    The Government Generously Offers To Help You “Manage” Your Retirement Account

    The obvious concept is that when the government runs out of money, or they face a drying up in interest for its debt, they will come for the $19.4 trillion in American’s retirement accounts. It seems that day may be finally drawing near.

  331. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    So, I can save $890 in year 1 with Comcast (this includes a $350 pre-paid Visa card) and about $540 in year 2 AND get more than what I have today after cancelling hbo/cinemax. When we called Verizon yesterday, I hadn’t done the research. Now, I have. I don’t like Comcast personally but I cannot leave $1430 on table. The account is in my wife’s name so I have to wait for her to come home from Church to call.

    Anyone have experience negotiating with a cable company? I am going to lay out the cost in detail and ask them to make the decision harder for me. Yesterday, all they would offer was to remove crappy HBO/Cinemax (which I did later myself on-line) and give me $10 a month if I went into a 2 year contract. That just won’t cut it so I am going to try again.

    Any suggestions beyond what I have stated above?

  332. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    If Men were a R, their would have been a public lynching by now.

  333. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – Ignoring politics, Comcast is a good provider. I have been a customer since 1990. They will add things for free if you threaten to leave. Their internet comes with free virus protection (maybe other companies do it, too.)

  334. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    Bitter – I always add Norton no matter what for Virus protection. They are, by far, the best. I learned that lesson the hard way.

    If Verizon can save me more than half of what I would get by switching, then I will stay. Otherwise, I will have no option.

  335. Bitterlaw says:

    For children and dog lovers who don’t watch 17 hours of pre-game coverage, Animal Planet has PUPPY BOWL IX! Today at 3:00. In addition to the puppies, there are hamsters, kittens, and hedgehogs on the sidelines.

    http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/puppy-bowl

  336. Tim says:

    Hedgehogs? I’ve heard of those, somewhere…..

  337. @357 I am watching it like I do every year! Lol

  338. Bitterlaw says:

    I bought a snowblower and wake up to enough snow to push off the driveway with a broom?! I want a return on my investment. I want one blizzar this year.

  339. Bitterlaw says:

    Dave W needs to plant his son in front of Puppy Bowl so he can just celebrate. The kitten half-time show is pretty good. FOr the first few years, it was narrated by Harry Kalas. It must be great to be an announer and just cash checks for sitting in a studio for a few hours describing puppies fighting over balls and chew toys.

  340. Tim says:

    We even had a little dusting of snow, last night. Our winters just keep getting warmer, here. Last week, we had a tornado, and 70 degrees. Wierd.

  341. Phil says:

    So Bob Costas on MTP says football is “unsustanable” because it’s too dangerous? Isn’t this the guy who went on a halftime rant agains guns earlier this fall on Sunday night football?

    I suspect the Democratic trial lawyers ($) will do their best to sue the manufacturers of football equipment thereby forcing the shutdown of football as we know it. They are already doing it. Kind of getting rid of football in a round about way. Lots of former football players to represent as well. It’s the next lawyer cash cow along with their tobacco and fast food lawsuits $$.

    I’ll be in the ground when they finally take away football (as we know it), but Costas and others say it is coming. Guys like Costas will be in the vanguard of the movement.

    Don’t worry fans. Our children will still have soccer. Yep, soccer and massive debt.

    ZZZZZZZZZ

  342. Phil says:

    unsustainable

  343. Bitterlaw says:

    70 degrees? Isn’t that an ice age in Georgia?

  344. Bitterlaw says:

    There are safer helmets available. I wouldn’t change the rules of the game at all but I see problem in trying to protect players. There is no way to completely eliminate concussions but I read that better mouthguards and helmets can really cut down on the severity.

  345. Florida- Mixed GOP
    Senate- 1 Republican, 1 Democrat
    Governor- Republican
    Representative- 17 Republicans, 10 Democrats
    With a competitive governors race and house seats for 2014 the Republicans are going to need to hold off the democrats

    Georgia- Mixed GOP
    Senate- 2 Republican
    Governor- Republican
    Representative- 9 Republicans, 5 Democrats
    I will place this state in the SOLID GOP category if the GOP can nab one more house seat.

  346. Tim says:

    #365:
    Only below the Gnat Line. (South of Macon)

  347. Phil says:

    Riddell is the only company that currently is making football helmets. No other companies do so due to the liability issues – especially in the age of wall to wall law suits.

    The family of Junior Seau is currently suing Riddell for tens of millions.

    Riddell is spending millions on research and the helmets have come a long way. Still, no way to completely make them fullproof against head injuries. That’s when the trial lawyers pounce. In the present climate of no personal responsibility, it’s the equipment or something else responsible for the health of football players. Never the person who chooses to play the contact sport.

  348. Phil says:

    Not just helmet BTW. Many former NFL players can’t hardly walk. Not sure who you sue for a blown out knee or hip replacement. No doubt the trial lawyers are looking for a target.

  349. Bitterlaw says:

    If people want to play a sport, play it. Personally, I have to admit that I am glad my son is not 6′ 5” and 300 pounds. He is not big enough to play football. He is a good basketball player but not tall enough to be a star. He has fun and who doesn’t want a left-handed player who can make 3-pointers?

  350. Bitterlaw says:

    Phil – Do you wake up angry every day or do build up to it by noon?

    I have spent almost 20 years defending lawsuits. Despie the perception. very few cases go to trial. Some cases have no merit. Some cases are slam dunks for plaintiffs. Probably 90% are in the middle and settle. Sometimes, the defendant is wrong. I had a case where the business only employed illegals. A 19 year old lost 2 fingers in a machine. The owner didn’t know why he should get workers compensation since “he didn’t belong in the country.” He didn’t like it when I asked why he hired him if he didn’t belong in the country? The case settled.*

    *In PA, an illegal will not get ongoing wage loss benefits but can be paid for medical bills and a “specific loss” like a finger or use of the hand or a scar.

  351. Phil says:

    Angry?

    What the hell are you even talking about?

  352. Phil says:

    BTW, we passed tort reform down here which in itself eliminated a lot of silly law suits. Not the problem down here that it is in your neck of the woods.

    My dad was a businessman and like many had a bullseye on his head. His name was on a sign so customers assumed he had a lot of money (he didn’t). Was sued twice for silly things both times well before tort reform was enacted. The suits were indeed dismissed, but guess what? They cost him time and money each time to protect himself and his business. It was ridiculous.

  353. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    The enhanced and improved equipment has HURT safety. Guys view themselves as projectiles.

    In the days of leather helmets, they tacked by wrapping someone up. Head to head, even on running backs simply didn’t happen because the guy tackling was at severe risk also. That is the irony. The safer equipment has made it much more unsafe. Same exact thing in hockey. I actually talked to an ex-Flyer about this at a charity event 6 years ago. He said in the days of pre-helmet, the players were careful about banging a guys head into the boards and taking direct shots at the head when at full speed. Now, they fought much more but because they were on skates, the punches don’t have the leverage and force than they do if you were not on skates. He advocated getting rid of the helmet.

  354. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    You started hearing about concussion syndrome in hockey over the last 20 years. The last non-helmeted guy retired a couple of years before that. The Flyers had a ton of guys in the 70′s who were rough and tumble but none of them have any head issues.

  355. Phil says:

    Excellent point, MD. Players absolutely wouldn’t lead with their heads in the early days of football bonnets.

  356. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    374 – that is a big problem. I look at Obamacare and it really comes down to mandated catastrophic coverage. OK. 2 big, huge problems.

    The fine is less than the premium in many cases except for the very poor (much of their premium will be subsidized). However, for those where that is not the case and the fine is less than the mandate, they simply can wait until they get sick and then sign up because the pre-existing condition clause has been done away with. Also, zero tort reform. That made the trial lawyers happy. However, I predict due to the elimination of pre-existing conditions, health ins firms will simply exit the market and the gov will run the whole thing. The trial lawyers will then be screwed. However, we will ALL be screwed due to the inefficiency and waste that the gov brings to any process. There will be Q’s for care. It will be awful. It is coming. Economically, it is set up intentionally to do just that.

  357. MD (IP - Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:

    I was taught to tackle when I was young by a guy who played college football in the late 30′s. Low gravity of center and use your arms to wrap up the legs. Simple and effective. Not the type to make a highlight reel but it was the way it was done. People look at the Bednarik hit on Gifford as proof that it happened in the past. Yet, that hit was the exception to the rule and it was not intentional. Bednarik stated that he was going to wrap up Gifford but Gifford made an extraordinary athletic move to get out of the way and that resulted in Bednarik accidentally close lining him. His head hit the ground with brutal force.

    Again, it was the exception. That is why it is so remembered.