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Sanford Leads GOP Primary in SC

We have that new poll from Public Policy Polling for the state of South Carolina and it shows the Republican voters are willing to give the scumbag, Mark Sanford, a chance to win a seat the US House despite the fact that he is less electable.

US HOUSE – SOUTH CAROLINA – CD1 PRIMARY RUNOFF (PPP)
Mark Sanford 53%
Curtis Bostic 40%

US HOUSE – SOUTH CAROLINA – CD1 SPECIAL (PPP)
Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) 47%
Mark Sanford (R) 45%

Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) 43%
Curtis Bostic (R) 43%

I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised as South Carolina Republicans also thought fellow scumbag Newt Gingrich should have been the standard bearer for the Republican Party in 2012. This poll was done March 22-24 among 1175 likely voters. Meanwhile in another special election, Ed Markey and Michael Sullivan lead their respective party primaries in a new poll from MassINC and WBUR.

US SENATE – MASSACHUSETTS – DEM PRIMARY (MassINC)
Ed Markey 35%
Stephen Lynch 24%

US SENATE – MASSACHUSETTS – GOP PRIMARY (MassINC)
Michael Sullivan 28%
Dan Winslow 10%
Gabriel Gomez 8%

This poll was done March 19-21 among 610 likely voters.

Posted by Dave at 1:46 pm
Filed under: General | Comments (324)

324 Responses to “Sanford Leads GOP Primary in SC”

  1. Pulplover says:

    First! Please don’t let the deadenders give us Sanford.

  2. Phil says:

    Republicans. Love giving away general elections.

    Democrats continue to laugh their asses off.

  3. michael corleone says:

    I don’t believe the Bostic-Busch poll for a second. This is a hugely Republican district.

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

    Resolved:

    No person should be allowed to be a GOP candidate for office who has ever:

    –had an affair
    –been a witch at one time or another
    –supports Ron Paul
    –favors illegal immigration
    –believes in legitimate rape
    –dances with the devil.

  5. EML says:

    106.Eml,

    I think this is good sport, actually. I’m a bit odd that way.
    ==============================
    If you say so.

    Mr Stolz,

    How can you consider yourself a Capitalist Running Dog if you’ve never had a job outside of government lobbying and unskilled retail?

  6. JulStol says:

    EML,

    Please stop posting that stuff here. Makes it very easy to fine my postings here and that would be far more problematic for me than my twitter account.

  7. JulStol says:

    Ahem… Find*

  8. EML says:

    6 Lucky for you, it is near impossible to search for anything on HHR.

    If you are ashamed of things that you have written, don’t write them on a public forum.

  9. JulStol says:

    EML,

    Been posting here since 04. Lots of stuff I wish I had not said. Live and learn, as they say.

  10. Waingro says:

    Sanford will win the general. And comfortably. But no one should be happy about having him in Congress.

    I doubt he gets any meaningful committee assignments or responsibilities.

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

    Student who refused to step on Jesus being disciplined by University
    *********************************
    “Rotela, a devout Mormon, ran afoul of the university after he refused to participate in a classroom assignment that involved writing the name “Jesus” on a piece of paper – and then stomping on it.

    The university initially defended the Christ-bashing lesson which is included textbook titled, “Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach, 5th Edition.”

    Fox News obtained a synopsis of the lesson taught by Deandre Poole, who also happens to be vice chair of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party.

    “Have the students write the name JESUS in big letters on a piece of paper,” the lesson reads. “Ask the students to stand up and put the paper on the floor in front of them with the name facing up. Ask the students to think about it for a moment. After a brief period of silence instruct them to step on the paper. Most will hesitate. Ask why they can’t step on the paper. Discuss the importance of symbols in culture.”

    The university issued an apology late Friday after a national uproar and said the exercise “will not be used again.”

  12. Bitterlaw says:

    Walt – Apparently the “draw cartoons of Muhammad” lesson was also discontinued.

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

    Cynthia Tucker, [an African American and} a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, is a visiting professor at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

    She writes of Dr. Ben Carson:

    “…Carson doesn’t seem to know black Americans’ political values very well. In his most recent book — a political tract called “America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great” — he writes: “Many African-Americans voted for Obama simply because he was a black man and not because they resonated philosophically with his policies.” In fact, black voters have been increasingly allied with the Democratic Party since the 1960s when Lyndon Johnson pushed through significant civil rights legislation. Al Gore received about 95% of the black vote in 2000, John Kerry about 93% in 2004.

    Moreover, Carson seems to have adopted the view, popular among so many ultra-conservatives, that the Democratic Party appeals to voters who shun the work ethic.

    Talking to The New York Times recently about his conservative views, Carson described himself as a “flaming liberal” in college who later became disaffected with the Democratic Party. “One thing I always believed strongly in was personal responsibility and hard work,” he said. “I found the Democrat Party leaving me behind on that particular issue.”

    That notion — fallacious though it is — is at least as popular among black conservatives as among white ones. I’ve been hearing it from black Republicans for at least two decades…”

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/26/opinion/tucker-ben-carson/index.html?hpt=op_t1

  14. EML says:

    Supporters of same-sex marriage talk of “legalizing” gay marriages, but that’s not an accurate depiction of current law. No U.S. state, regardless of its definition, will prosecute same-sex couples who call themselves “married,” nor should they, outside of an intent to defraud — which is a crime regardless of the sexual circumstances. In fact, the government has a very limited legitimate interest in sexual or living arrangements. Especially after the Lawrence v. Texas case, the government has no role in regulating sexual activity with the exception of consanguinity (close blood relations), use of force and victimization, commercial trafficking of sexual favors, and exploitation of minors.

  15. EML says:

    No one wants the government to dictate who may or may not share a bed, outside of those exceptional circumstances. Those who choose to cohabit in non-traditional relationships have ample options for formalizing their arrangements through the private contract process, which government enforces but does not sanction. That leaves adults free to choose whatever sexual arrangements they desire outside of the actual prohibitions that are objectively applied to everyone. That is actual freedom and equality.

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

    Dave W.,

    Lord knows I have been working my fingers to the bone for you and HHR today (as compared to other days when all I contribute is drivel).

    I have worked diligently to bring thought provoking tidbits to the table here to stimulate comments and reasoned discussion.

    NOTHING seems to motivate these other guys here at HHR to engage in discussion. It is as if they were all unable to comment, like they were at real jobs or something!

    Dave W., I am sorry I have failed you today. You do not have to pay me for my work today. I simply do not feel I have earned it. Use the money I am giving back to you to get your cracked windshield fixed.

    I’ll get by somehow.
    Maybe my wife can get a second job.

  17. EML says:

    Marriage, however, is a unique status even apart from religious concerns, which I’ll address later. Marriage licenses exist as government recognition of the unique procreative potential of heterosexual relationships. The government takes a special interest in that potential for good reason — because a failure of the procreators to act as proper guardians forces the government to build safety-net systems for children whose parents either cannot or will not provide for them. Marriage provides a structure for assigning responsibility for children potentially produced by heterosexual relations. Put simply, it fixes responsibility for paternity on the husband, regardless of who may have fathered the children during a marriage — a fact that more than a few cuck olded husbands have discovered during divorce settlements. That structure ensures that the state can enforce responsibility for the care of its most vulnerable citizens, even to the extent of criminal prosecution for neglect.

  18. EML says:

    In Western societies, including the U.S., marriage has always been a forward-looking institution aimed at protecting and nurturing the next generation of children, not a love license for the adults of the present.

    http://theweek.com/bullpen/column/241862/government-should-get-out-of-the-marriage-business#

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

    EML, I appreciate how you have stepped up your comments here.

    My #16 above did not refer to you. I was talking about other posters.

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

    For Jul.
    From an email I got just a few minutes ago.

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    The Power of Social Media
    •Listening and engaging – why be part of the conversation?
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  21. NYCmike says:

    Walt,

    Ben Carson must be a racist.

    The student should have written the teacher’s name on the piece of paper, Poole, and then pis sed on it, just to see how it feels to pee in a pool.

    #4 – adopted by voice vote. Kind of like one of jason’s non-binding resolutions.

  22. NYCmike says:

    Ben Carson does not really matter for Republicans. MD already said he has no chance, in an earlier thread.

  23. NYCmike says:

    Twitter is dangerous. As is Facebook. I am amazed at what people post on these social media websites.

  24. michael says:

    From previous thread.

    I will not vouch for Jul and his beliefs.

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

    Repel Ants

    To keep ants out of your house, draw chalk lines around your doorways and windowsills. Ants won’t cross a chalk line. Why? It’s not entirely clear, but some say the ants don’t like the particles sticking to their feet, while others say they’re averse to the calcium carbonate in the chalk.
    **************************
    Wish it was as simple to keep Democrats out of Congress and the White House.

  26. michael says:

    Also Jul may not have voted for Obama. But he could have supported him in 2008!!!

    Did I get that right?

  27. michael says:

    Hello?

  28. NYCmike says:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/03/paul-mckinley-gives-walking-tour-of-il02-devastation/

    -We have Sanford the Adulterer, has Wissing commented on McKinley the Ex-Con?

  29. John Lennon says:

    michael says:
    March 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    Hello?

    -And I’ll say Goodbye?

  30. Paul M says:

    John,

    Call me Sir!

  31. Ringo says:

    Was the Octopus the Walrus?

  32. George says:

    Ringo,

    Did you ever take any drumming lessons?

  33. Corey says:

    I hope Sanford loses the runoff, but it should be noted that the guy running against him, is considered the “far-right” Evangelical “deadender” type. Sanford is considered the type of economic conservative that fits well in that district.

    It looks like the issue is that Republican supporters of other candidates are saying they are unwilling at this point to vote for Sanford.

    After the runoff, Republicans just need to nationalize that race, and they will probably keep the seat.

  34. Ed Sullivan says:

    If it wasn’t for my show, little boys, you’d still be playing str ip joints in Hamburg.

  35. Sgt. Pepper says:

    I am the Walrus.

  36. Michael says:

    Mar 26 Politics1com: GEORGIA: Cong Phil Gingrey (R) will announce his candidacy on Wed for retiring US Sen Saxby Chambliss (R) open seat.

  37. Ringo says:

    32.Ringo,

    Did you ever take any drumming lessons?

    My bank account thinks I did.

  38. NYCmike says:

    Pulplover says:
    March 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    First! Please don’t let the deadenders give us Sanford.

    Corey says:
    March 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    I hope Sanford loses the runoff, but it should be noted that the guy running against him, is considered the “far-right” Evangelical “deadender” type. Sanford is considered the type of economic conservative that fits well in that district.

    -The deadenders support both candidates?? Now I am really confused, even more so than MD says I am. I might be up to 90% now.

  39. Corey says:

    Well, I don’t know really know what the beef is between you two exactly, but if you are thinking that Rand Paul might possibly be the right person to be the next GOP Presidential nominee, you likely are confused.

  40. Justin Bieber says:

    “My bank account thinks I did.”

    Tell me about it, and I get paid in loonies, not those worthless Euro$ or US$!

  41. Avril Lavigne says:

    Bieber,

    Shut up wimp, I have more chest hair than you do, and my biggest fan is a Pennsylvania lawyer/Governor.

  42. Yolanda says:

    The GOP is the party of Family Values! This is why we must protect true conservative principles, and nominate candidates who hold those values dear.

    South Carolinian Republicans know this, and this is why they have voted to nominated strong candidates, like Newt Gingrich, and why they will do the same soon with Mark Sanford.

    Have faith, people! If we can’t trust Republicans in South Carolina, of all places, to adhere to Family Values, then whom can we trust?!

  43. Michael says:

    What kind of person is congressman Gingrey?

    Discuss

  44. Michael says:

    I thought Yolanda left

  45. NYCmike says:

    “possibly be the right person to be the next GOP Presidential nominee”

    -Stephen Harper??*

    *I can’t remember which Corey/Cory/Kory is from the 51st state.

  46. Corey says:

    Gingrey is about 2 percent less risky than Broun. Maybe they will cancel each other out.

  47. Corey says:

    I am the one that has seen my favorite NHL team win a Stanley Cup.

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

    NYCMike,

    We need a list of:

    A. –all D candidates and officeholders

    and

    –all R candidates and officeholders

    who have a criminal record.
    ******************
    B And a list of all current officeholders from each party who are either brain dead or in need of an exorcism to release the evil demons that possess their bodies.
    ____________________
    I’ll volunteer to do the Dems on list B:

    Maxine Waters,
    Diane Feinstein
    Barbara Boxer
    Jay Rockefeller
    Al Franken
    Kirsten Gillibrand
    Jumping Joe Biden
    John Kerry
    Hitlary
    Big Sis

    (Hey! Stop reading over my shoulder and get to work on the two lists in “A” above)

  49. NYCmike says:

    Corey says:
    March 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm
    I am the one that has seen my favorite NHL team win a Stanley Cup.

    -That rules out all Canadians alive in the last….20 or so years!

    Blackhawks suck, and they will lose in the first round.*

    *this may get up to 95% wrong.

  50. Brandon says:

    I see Begich now supports gay marriage too? They’re falling like dominoes at this point.

  51. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC is looking to be abused. Interesting.

  52. Brandon says:

    Tester just did it an hour ago too. This is ridiculous. Four Dem Senators “evolve” on the issue within 48 hours.

  53. Michael's G-Ma says:

    Any of you lame brains on here seen that damn grandson of mine, or know where he is right now?

    He’s late. Again.

    He better not be messing with that slut Nicole again.

  54. Michael says:

    Tester now backs same sex marriage

  55. Waingro says:

    #50, that’s actually the gutsiest of all the Senators, as even PPP had a poll just last month that showed Alaskans oppose SSM 51-43.

    And he’s up in 2014.

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_AK_208.pdf

  56. NYCmike says:

    Walt,

    I tried to do some work, but with “everyone” waiving their rainbow flags all around the nation, I just can’t concentrate enough to make a list.

  57. Corey says:

    Tester has a gay son. He probably felt one-upped by Portman.

  58. NYCmike says:

    “looking to be abused”????

    -abused, whining, marriage, Paulbot, Holocaust denier – all the definitions I knew for these words seem to be falling one by one here at HHR. Do we have an HHR glossary?

  59. NYCmike says:

    Brandon says:
    March 26, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    Tester just did it an hour ago too. This is ridiculous. Four Dem Senators “evolve” on the issue within 48 hours.

    -All of the cool kids evolved, didn’t you get the memo that Corleone must have missed?/

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

    So, when gay marriage is legitimatized and the GLBT crowd gets preferred status regarding hiring practices, do the gays get hired first ahead of the Blacks?

    How will that work? Blacks hired ahead of gays or gays hired ahead of Blacks?

    Of course there is no problem if the person to be hired in Black AND gay.

  61. Brandon says:

    Corleone still thinks it’s 1950.

  62. NYCmike says:

    Brandon says:
    March 26, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    Corleone still thinks it’s 1950.

    -Ridiculous statement, but then again, you are a public school teacher.

  63. NYCmike says:

    Walt,

    If gay marriage gets passed, will there be any new holidays made up? Some of your little ditties may be money-makers.

  64. ???? says:

    ?????,???,???

  65. Brandon says:

    So NYC is a Paulbot like Bunu and a deadender like Corleone? What a combination.

  66. NYCmike says:

    Brandon says:
    March 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    So NYC is a Paulbot like Bunu and a deadender like Corleone? What a combination.

    -Ridiculous statement, but then again, you are a public school teacher.*

    *If it don’t need fixin’, don’t break it.

  67. NYCmike says:

    At least we can agree on Christie-Creme, Brandon. You escaped with a little piece of sanity.

  68. NYCmike says:

    That is one aspect about gay marriage which will be enjoyable to watch, how new pushes for certain types of legislation will play out. Some groups who are now friends may become enemies. Always interesting when alliances break up.

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

    I dunno. Suppose I was a Black chick and wanted to date/marry within my race. Some nice guy with no criminal history.

    There is already a statistically significant percentage of males in my race who are incarcerated or who have criminal history–which doesn’t appeal to me so I cross them off the list.

    So there are fewer black males around for me to choose from. I do not think I, a black woman, would not look kindly on the gay black males who are competing with me to land a Black male.

    Oh never mind. I forgot that gay people are all born that way.

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

    “63. Some of your little ditties may be money-makers.”

    NYC Mike,

    Leave my ditties out of this.
    *********************************
    ARe you getting me confused with IP?

  71. Things we never thought Walt would post says:

    I do not think I, a black woman, would not look kindly on the gay black males who are competing with me to land a Black male.

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

    Seriously, I thought I remember seeing stats that there was less support for gay marriage in the Black community than in the white community.

    Particularly among the Black Christians and also among the single Black women segments.

  73. NYCmike says:

    Walt,

    If it wasn’t for a large turnout in the black and latino communities, Prop 8 would not have been passed in California. Of course, the re-election of Obama seems to have put that issue on the backburner.

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

    Question:

    Are there more (% wise) Black males marrying white women (Tiger, O.J., RG 111, Colin Powell), or more white males marrying Black women?

    Do white and Black women view the above differently from one another. Or differently than white and Black males?

    IDK. But my suspicions are that Black women are less likely to like Black males marrying white chicks (especially successful Black males) than white women mind Black chicks marrying white males.

    My guess.

    Would you call that racism if those situations caused emotional upset among certain women in the white or Black community?

  75. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn't Die) says:

    I still think this seat is not as in danger as Dave thinks. PPP always starts out w/ the Dem ahead and we all know their record with special elections

  76. Corey says:

    Colin Powell has never been married to a white woman.

    I do not believe RGIII is married.

    Not sure what some of the people here are getting at with all this.

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

    73.Walt,

    If it wasn’t for a large turnout in the black and latino communities, Prop 8 would not have been passed in California
    ****************************
    NYCMike,

    I have read a number of researchers who have said that.

  78. michael corleone says:

    “Corleone still thinks it’s 1950.”

    Actually, I’d like to point your attention to Justice Alito on this question. Just maybe you SSM acolytes are getting ahead of yourselves a bit.

    “Traditional marriage has been around for thousands of years. Same-sex marriage is very new,” Alito told Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, according to court transcripts.

    “There isn’t a lot of data about its effect. And it may turn out to be a good thing; it may turn out not to be a good thing, as the supporters of Proposition 8 apparently believe. But you want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution which is newer than cell phones or the Internet? I mean we — we are not — we do not have the ability to see the future.”

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/alito-gay-marriage-cell-phones-internet-supreme-court-prop-8-oral-arguments-2013-3#ixzz2OgUaZixS

  79. EML says:

    74 – by far, more white women marrying black men. There is no shortage of tirades from black women who are outraged at black men who marry white women. It typically goes: black men went to control women and black women are too strong and independent, so black men go for the weak minded and easily controlled white women. Look it up.

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

    “76.Colin Powell has never been married to a white woman.”
    ***********************
    Then I am mistaken by using him as an example.

    “I do not believe RGIII is married.”
    *********************************
    No, he is not–but he has a white fiancee.
    ***************************
    I do not give a rip what race that a person happens to be married to, engaged to or is boyfriend or girlfriend to and if they happen to be someone of a different race from that person.
    *******************************
    My point is that I think you would find a somewhat differing degree of angst depending on whether you are polling 1000 white women or 1000 Black women.

    Polling. Not Pole-ing.

  81. EML says:

    True story: I had two black brothers as roommates in college. One of them was dating a white girl and it was HIS family that was against them getting married (as in if you marry her, we will disown you).

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

    I don’t think I personally know any white males who are or were ever married/engaged to/living with a Black woman.

    But I personally know 6 Black males who are married/engaged to/living with a white woman.
    ******************
    And for every one white male/Black female couple I see when I am out shoppping, at a restaurant, at church, etc.–I see 10 black male/white female couples.

    Totally unscientific data though.

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

    Does anyone have any poll data separating out white, Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans collective views regarding illegal immigration?

    Is the Black American community any more or less favorable toward the illegal immigrant issue than the white, Hispanic or Asian American community?
    *******************
    Or have tensions between racial/ethnic groups only become visible when economics, percieved job loss, etc. become as issue?
    ************************
    Was it MS where a few years ago there was much festering conflict between Asian-American fisherman and African-American fishermen?
    ******************
    Why the conflict between the Hispanics and Blacks in some schools in CA? Economics? Over who will be dominant culture?

  84. NYCmike says:

    #83- Not me / equally favorable / yes / Not sure / Not enough “Fine” ladies

  85. Bitterlaw says:

    I am at a seder. Suck on that, Bunu.

  86. Corey says:

    Who asked the Four Questions?

  87. Diogenes says:

    Any black that voices an independent opinion is always branded as a race traitor by black race-baiters. It’s always been the case. BUsh who was no racist and trusted Condoleeze Rice and Colin Powell is still considered a flaming racist by many in the black community.

    It is ironic that blacks give themselves so readily to dem pols when it is the lack of competitiveness in their vote that keeps them marginalized politically.

  88. Bitterlaw says:

    They cut it to 2 with sequestration.

  89. NYCmike says:

    They cut it to 2 with sequestration.

    -The answers got cut as well.

  90. Tim says:

    Hey, where’s EML? He told me I’m a clueless sheep, who does what I’m told to do.

    But, he forgot to tell me who’s giving me my orders!

    Damn! I hate when that happens!

  91. Tim says:

    That boy smoked space cookies or something, in college. I dunno……..

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

    85.I am at a seder. Suck on that, Bunu.
    *******************************
    I have partaken in a seder meal at our Methodist Church, but it was a while back. Is that the one something borrowed, something blue? Nah–it was something green (bitter). Is it also unleavened bread?

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

    For #83 (my guesses)

    Not me,
    less,
    yes,
    yes,
    dominant culture in community

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

    Poor NYCMike. A huge persecution complex. I won’t mention him anymore. I don’t want to add to the problem. Have fun jason.

    Poor guy.

  95. Tim says:

    #87:
    You’re right. They are marginalized, politically. If only they could get an African-American President.

    Oh, wait………

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

    BTW – 5 mile outdoor run tonight on a loop mostly uphill and against the wind. Not bad. A huge endorphin high.

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

    Tim – why don’t we compare the # of AA’s in highly appointed positions for Bush versus Clinton? Even Obama’s record isn’t as good as Bush’s.

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

    Then there was Jimmah Carter. The man was a racist in the 70’s. I can’t say I know his heart and mind today but his primary run in the GA Gov was racial politics at their worst.

  99. Tim says:

    Are you talking about the Cabinet, MD? I know that without looking it up. Bill Clinton appointed the most, with 7.

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

    Going to exercise, and

    teeing it up….

  101. Tim says:

    I also would like to add that a Democratic President appointed the first one. I remember when Robert Weaver was appointed by Johnson as HUD Secretary.

  102. Michael says:

    @Politics1com: TEXAS: Ex-State GOP Chair Tom Pauken launches Republican primary challenge to Gov Rick Perry (R).

    Perry has a new form of a primary challenger

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

    Any Secretary of State’s there Tim? Any NSA heads? Any Attorney Generals? Now I know the AG was Latino not AA. Clinton was great at the low level appointees.

  104. Tulipomania says:

    #85 “I am at a seder. Suck on that, Bunu.”

    Is that the same as Shomer Shabbos?

  105. Tulipomania says:

    Bloomberg still peddling post-9/11 mindset on the public
    Michael Bloomberg On Big Brother. ‘Get Used To It’

    Mayor Bloomberg admits soon NYPD surveillance cameras will be on nearly every corner and in the air.

    ‘You wait, in five years, the technology is getting better, they’ll be cameras everyplace . . . whether you like it or not,’ Bloomberg said Friday. ‘The argument against using automation is just this craziness that ‘Oh, it’s Big Brother.’ Get used to it!’ Big Brother is watching. Now get used to it!

  106. Michael says:

    The Lady Tarheels are having a hard time trying to hold off Delaware. Delaware has forced several turnovers and has pulled to within one and has the ball

    51-50 UNC

  107. Tulipomania says:

    What does a “moderate” voter actually mean>

    If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal.?
    If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative.?
    If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate.?
    If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist.
    “Need” now means wanting someone else’s money.?”Greed” now means wanting to keep your own.?”Compassion” is when a politician arranges the transfer.

  108. NYCmike says:

    MD (IP – Akin and Mourdock Will Win!) says:
    March 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    “Poor NYCMike. A huge persecution complex. I won’t mention him anymore. I don’t want to add to the problem. Have fun jason.

    Poor guy.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b5MZmc2irM

    I didn’t think MD would have such a high voice. Thanks for diagnosis, though, you saved me a bundle.

  109. Bitterlaw says:

    I think Jul needs to work on selling his message. I’m not sure that discussing liking all kinds of vaginas is a selling point or the School Board.*

    Was that Jul’s post or a post that he agreed with? I can’t go back and read all 92 comments at Emmaus Patch.

  110. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – MD was not posting at all when you came in looking for a fight. On a different matter, I am going to the Bronx Zoo on Thursday. Give me 3 “can’t miss attractions.” It might have changed since I was last there when I was 8.

  111. NYCmike says:

    http://www.guns.com/2013/03/22/girls-of-the-israeli-defense-forces-37-photos/

    Here is a gift for jason! And for the rest of you as well, I would suspect.

  112. Tim says:

    #103:
    Point taken.

    On the other hand, almost 400 positions filled by the President are considered to be “senior” positions.

  113. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn't Die) says:

    NYC’s transformation from regular poster to semi-troll has been an interesting evolution the last couple months

    Watching Hardcore Pawn season premier right now…

  114. Tim says:

    And, I won’t defend President Carter, MD. We are in agreement on his disgraceful exhibition during the ’70 campaign against Carl Sanders.

  115. Bitterlaw says:

    Bunu repeated a post? Did he finally run out of things to say?

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

    I beleive people should be appointed to government positions due to their ability and the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

    What a minute…I think someone else said something like that already.
    **********************
    Having said that I don’t care if all 9 on the SCOTUS are all Black, all white or all Asian descent. Or all men or all women for that matter. I want 9 people who will be co

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

    continued

    …9 people who will be color blind and sex blind–just like the laws.

    We should be past the time period of filling positions due to quotas.

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

    Today, Judge Alex Ferrar (who is of Hispanic descent) had a case where a Hispanic father let his 14 year old son drive his truck. Son backed over a brick mailbox. Father said he has let his son drive since he was 12 because that is part of Hispanic culture.

    Judge Alex rightfully ripped him and said–no it is ILLEGAL to let ANYONE drive under the age of 16–regardless of what you “say” is part of your culture (which Judge Alewx said is new to him).

  119. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn't Die) says:

    Dude just humped the car bumpers in the parking lot on Hardcore Pawn…crazy world

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

    I would rather come before Judge Joe Brown or Judge Alex than before Judge Judy.

    She is mean and ill tempered.

  121. Bitterlaw says:

    I want people who will be sex blind– Walt

    That is a myth, Walt. Sure. I need glasses for driving after decades of …. but I don’tthink it is due to that.

  122. Bitterlaw says:

    Author – How long have you been driving?

  123. NYCmike says:

    Bitter,

    I’ll get back to you on the Bronx Zoo. My son (10) has gone with my wife, her friends, and their children about 6 times in the last 8 years. I have always been working when they would go. Who are you going with, your wife and kids? They are a bit older than my son, right?

  124. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn't Die) says:

    @124 not long

  125. NYCmike says:

    My father was driving at 12. And I used to move the trucks around the yard when I was 14.

    Maybe my name should be NYCmiguel?

  126. Author's GF says:

    @124 not long

    -It’s the motion in dee ocean, mi amor!

  127. Bitterlaw says:

    I read on the internet that Hispanics start driving at 12.

    NYC- My son is 14 and my daughter is 10. We are going to be in New York Thursday and Friday nights – some hotel on the Upper West Side.

  128. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn't Die) says:

    i’m still waiting for better parodies…

  129. State Farm says:

    And I used to move the trucks around the yard when I was 14.

    Yeah. We noticed that when setting rates.

  130. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn't Die) says:

    Bitter don’t use me as a test. I’m abnormal. I hate driving and not into cars. Everyone in HS thought I was crazy for not wanting to learn to drive until my parents forced me to come Senior year.

  131. Author Parody Committee says:

    130.i’m still waiting for better parodies…

    WTF. You aren’t giving us much to work with. You have a girlfriend. You go to work. Zzzzzzz

  132. Author Parody Committee says:

    until my parents forced me to come Senior year.

    Now that is more like it. Why did your parents make you…..

  133. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn't Die) says:

    My parody should rib on me about the fact I hit 2 parked cars back last Summer

  134. Corey says:

    Jul better stop trying to defend himself in the comment section of the Emmaus Patch. It’s quite a scene all around over there.

    Less than two weeks ago, he told Michael I was correct in advising him to avoid the temptation of trying to communicate with people criticizing him in that kind of format.

  135. Author Parody Committee says:

    We heard about that, Author. 17 of your cousins were injured in the back seat.

  136. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn't Die) says:

    Corey, link? I like train wrecks…

  137. Tulipomania says:

    I don’t really agree with driving laws in that sense. My dad was driving at age 8 or 9, and he has a nearly perfect driving record. Country roads used to be unpatrolled. Yet now days we have to wait until 14 or 15 or whatever. Plus in foreign countries you often don’t even need a license.

    The cop knew he drove illegally so he never drove on the main road into town. The only time he took that road was the day he got his license, and the cop pulled him over that very day thinking he was going to bust him for driving without a license, but that day he actually had one.

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

    “…until my parents forced me to come Senior year.”

    Cripes, that is just plain SICK.
    ************************
    Tell us no more.

  139. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn't Die) says:

    I’m gonna use the Corleone defense here, you guys need to read into the context

  140. Corey says:

    I wasn’t going to be the one to link it!

  141. Graveyard in Bunu's hometown says:

    he has a nearly perfect driving record.

    Nearly perfect. Nearly.

  142. ????? says:

    ???????????????????

  143. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn't Die) says:

    My God, Jul may have just ended any aspirations at higher office with the trail he’s leaving online

  144. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn't Die) says:

    For the record I think Jul had made some great points in the comment section but as Corey stated, getting into these online fights is not a good idea

  145. Gomer Pyle says:

    “I don’t really agree with driving laws in that sense.”

    Surprise, Surprise!

  146. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn't Die) says:

    Bolts win, suck it Sabres fans*

    *Any Sabres fans in here?

  147. Bitterlaw says:

    Sometimes it is not what you sau but how you say it.

  148. NYCmike says:

    AuthorLMendez (Corleone Lied, But People Didn’t Die) says:
    March 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm
    Bolts win, suck it Sabres fans*

    *Any Sabres fans in here?

    -I was going to say the Sabres are the REAL NY team, but then I realized that only works for football, since the Rangers and Islanders also play in NY state. So sc rew the Sabres!

  149. W. PA Observer says:

    136-142- Utter foolishness. Likely ending his career with that display.

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

    What is a “Bolt” and a “Sabre”?

    Not anything I care about apparently.

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

    I wonder is what is happening at the back and forth diaolgue in the Briar Patch bears any resemblance to Custer when he and his cut off troops were taking incoming from the Injuns?

    First Anthony Weiner.

    Now this.

  152. Corey says:

    Jul loves this. He won’t stop until Rachel Maddow does multiple segments about this and invites him on her show.

  153. Tulipomania says:

    Greenspan wonders if we need a central bank at all

    “We have at this particular stage a fiat money which is essentially money printed by a government and it’s usually a central bank which is authorized to do so. Some mechanism has got to be in place that restricts the amount of money which is produced, either a gold standard or a currency board, because unless you do that all of history suggest that inflation will take hold with very deleterious effects on economic activity… There are numbers of us, myself included, who strongly believe that we did very well in the 1870 to 1914 period with an international gold standard.”

  154. Michael says:

    All I know Jul needs to focus on local issues

  155. W. PA Observer says:

    Yeah- I also think while defending yourself on education policy in a very purple county, throwing out the “Radical Marxist President” schtick on an unrelated conversation isn’t the best way to win over the parents of the schoolkids. Those towns in the Lehigh can do conservative (ala Pat Toomey, Tom Corbett) but not the over the top method. I see no gain in engaging people on the public forum there.

  156. DW says:

    Prediction:

    Syracuse 76
    Indiana 67

  157. Bitterlaw says:

    Jul probably turned off 5 people for every 1 who agreed with him. I guess that is his wy of building support.

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

    Jul’s situation brings this to mind
    **********************************
    This is a true story that happened about 40+ years ago.

    On the wall near my Mom and Dad’s dinner table was a plaque with a saying on it that my young nephew recited after he begged to say the prayer at dinner. With our heads bowed, the whole family had a hard time to keep from bursting out laughing as we heard my young nephew give his first ever prayer at the dinner table:

    Father,

    May we be always careful of the words we say, for tomorrow we may have to eat them.

    Amen
    **************
    All he did was to add “Father” at the beginning and “Amen” at the end of his hearfelt reading of the words on the wall plaque.

  159. W. PA Observer says:

    The main Easton area paper has the story on its front page website as well. You’ve got a problem. Keep at it and the MCall will be on it.

  160. Corey says:

    Its been on the Morning Call all day.

  161. Tulipomania says:

    Glenn Greenwald talks about ground zero for prisoner torture at Bagram Afghanistan

    John Kerry visits Afghanistan to talk about U.S. to getting out of prison business today in Afghanistan no longer controlling prisons like the “Black jail” and the “salt pit”

    Bottom line is Obama is trying to bolster Karzai’s popularity for 2014 when he wants to draw down Afghanistan.

  162. W. PA Observer says:

    166- Yikes, he needs to put a sock in it then.

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

    More advice for Jul.

    When FDR campaigned in Pittsburgh he made a statement that turned out to be horribly wrong. (Can’t remember whether he promised to do a certain thing or what).

    Anyway, 4 years later he again was scheduled to give a campaign speech in Pittsburgh. His campaign adviser reminded FDR about what he had said 4 years earlier and he was sure FDR would be asked about it.

    FDR asked him what he thought he should do about it and the advisor said the only thing you can do about it is deny you ever said it in the first place.

    Which worked.

  164. W. PA Observer says:

    Well, that’s that then.

  165. Bitterlaw says:

    WPA – The Deadenders will flock to Jul. What do you expect from a town that puts somebody on the School Board who is proud of dropping out of college and hates public schools?

  166. W. PA Observer says:

    172- questionable gamble, raising hell about teachers unions is one thing- doing that is another.

  167. Michael says:

    Jul won’t win now

  168. W. PA Observer says:

    That said- I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with having a high school graduate on the school board, particularly in a working class town. As someone with a Masters Degree, I’ve seen quite a few over-educated and under-read fools in my experience.

  169. Michael says:

    WPA, do you think there is anything wrong with me being on the board?

  170. W. PA Observer says:

    176- I don’t know you, can’t say.

  171. Tulipomania says:

    EU to steal 80% of depositors money?

    21.19 Cyprus Finance Minister Michael Sarris has said uninsured Laika depositors could face an 80pc haircut, and might have to wait up to seven years for a payout.

  172. Bitterlaw says:

    The difference is that Jul has contempt for educated people. I know intelligent people who dod not go to college. I also know idiots who are genuinely stupid but who have convinced themselves that thy sre intelligent because they did not go to college.

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

    I just read that patch. Well, sadly, I won’t be the one to end Jul’s political career. He did that today. He probably thinks today helped him. Wow.

  174. W. PA Observer says:

    180- Heh, that next school board meeting is going to be a doozy.

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

    He thinks he can go places. Well, keep those 2 part time jobs kid. Go back to school. The UE rate for non-college grads is 3x that of college grads.

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

    Still tweeting about it?

    Calling it “CrotchfruitGate”?

    Oh my.
    *****************
    Which is the larger district in population? Is it the City of Emaeus, or the School District?

    I assume the school district is bigger in population?

  177. Bitterlaw says:

    GFy,MD. Jul lined up a spot on Ocean City, New Jersey radio. He will probably b a hero to the rdio guy who started this ( who I have never herd of before today).

  178. W. PA Observer says:

    183- Rather mild TV report there. Fortunate for him.

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

    Did something happen to your fingers Bitter?

  180. Bitterlaw says:

    Damn IPad keyboard.

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

    Oh crap! 189 was an accident.

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

    Good – the pic didn’t come through. It was a photo of my wife and I. I don’t think she would appreciate it being posted here.

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

    My advice is for him to counter attack and send out thousands of oversized postcards with cute graphics and include pictures his enemies calling for him to resign riding cash cows.

    I hear that is pretty effective.
    ************************************
    Also include the ‘guilt by association deflection’ in the cash cow post card:

    “Jim Smithe is calling for me to resign.
    “Smithe” and “Hitler” both have 7 letters. See the connection! Stand with me–In Liberty!!!”

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

    MD,

    What do you mean the “picture didn’t come through?”

    Came through fine to me. All I had to do was click the Photoshop
    “Upload”, then
    “Me”, then
    “My Gallery”, then
    “View”

    You do have a nice looking wife there. Pretty eyes.

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

    Jul could divert attention from his tweeterGate to something else.

    He could announce that he will not rest until he personally finds who it was who used a tire iron to break the back window out of that lady’s car (it was another story in the local paper there)
    ************************
    Or maybe he could hire a nice looking girl to help him pull this off and get the sympathy vote.

    http://aol.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2013-03-26/basketball-marriage-proposal-video-half-court-shot-heat-magic?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D289416

  186. Michael says:

    MD I don’t want to see your wife or you on here.

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

    Maybe a big earthquake will happen between now and April 8 and knock this TweeterGate story off page one.

    Off to bed…

  188. Michael's G-Ma says:

    MICHAEL!

    TURN THAT THING OFF!

    QUIT TALKING TO YOUR IMAGINARY FRIENDS AND TURN THE LIGHT OFF AND GO TO SLEEP!

    Don’t make me come over there….

  189. Michael says:

    Never!!!

  190. Michael says:

    CC

  191. Michael says:

    Beat Author

  192. Michael says:

    Good night

  193. Michael says:

    Rep. Bob Barr to run for Gingrey’s house seat

  194. MD says:

    Thanks Walt.

  195. bonncaruso says:

    Well, as a Democrat, I really hope that Sanford gets the nomination. Am interested to see how all those faithful Christians in that SC District will have to handle either voting for a nasty adulterer, or a liberal Democrat.

    One thing is for sure: Mark Sanford is inflicting this pain on the GOP all on his own. He is not a Tea Party type candidate.

    My gut tells me that the Republicans in SC, seeing that their party already has a majority in the US House of Representatives, will probably give Colbert-Busch a pass and vote for her.

    Mark Sanford should have just stayed on the Appalachian Trail, where he belongs.

  196. Tim says:

    How can 100,000 people make so much noise, in a 0-0 tie?

    Soccer just isn’t my thing.

  197. EML says:

    142.Did somebody ask for a train wreck?

    http://emmaus.patch.com/articles/dad-demands-school-board-director-s-resignation
    ======================================
    Hi Lisa!

    lisab
    3:27 am on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    “That type of vitriol has no place in an intelligent discussion of our children’s education, ”

    it does on this forum … apparently :)

    Julstol has been very open about his opinion on how government money should be spent,

    most of you disagree with him, as do i actually. however, it seems your attacks on him seem to be about ideology nothing else. if you want to dismiss him at least be honest about your motives. you want to spend a lot more money on schools and on teacher salaries and pensions etc. he does not.

    all this talk about tweets and degrees and obama and israel has precious little to do with the real issue driving this controversy …

    taxpayer money

  198. EML says:

    Julian is a moron. He might actually be able to do some good if he had some tact and at least some ability to interact with other people. But he has ruined any kind of credibility or effectiveness he may have had with his asinine comments.

    And it’s a shame, because the attitudes in those comments are disgraceful. The prevailing attitude is that you can’t be on the school board unless you are a union sycophant. We need people on school boards who represent the taxpayer, since us taxpayers have virtually no representation right now.

  199. Bitterlaw says:

    EML – Jul destroyed any chance to have a message. There are ways to oppose teacher salary increases without being a … Um…Jul.

  200. EML says:

    If I was in Philly, I’d be going to this:

    Brewery Ommegang has announced the return of Hop Chef, the nationwide cooking competition that Philly’s very own George Sabatino won last year. On Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m., six up-and-coming Philly chefs will go head-to-head in the second annual Philly Hop Chef competition, sponsored by Saveur, for a chance to rep the city in a cook-off at the brewery’s annual Belgium Comes to Cooperstown beerfest in August.

    The lineup of competitors this year includes Yun Fuentes of JG Domestic, Lucio Palazzo of La Calaca Feliz, Nick Macri of Southwark, Pat Szoke of The Industry, Eli Kulp of Fork, and Mike Deganis of Alla Spina.

    You can follow the chefs on Twitter (hashtag #HopChef) as they taste Ommegang beers and create their competition dishes leading up to the big day.

    This year’s Philly Hop Chef event is at Union Transfer, and tickets are $53.50 with a portion of proceeds going to support the Mural Arts Program and Groundswell.

  201. EML says:

    209.EML – Jul destroyed any chance to have a message. There are ways to oppose teacher salary increases without being a … Um…Jul.
    ===================================
    Maybe he’ll figure it out before he destroys any chance at a career and has to spend life working retail.

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

    Well, the Flyers season pretty much ended last night.

  203. lisab says:

    hi EML,

    yes i supported Julstol.

    the teachers were beating him up.

    only we are allowed to beat him up :)

  204. Tim says:

    So, they’re selling rye whiskey made from George Washington’s personal recipe, at Mt. Vernon. A critic described it as “rotgut, at best”.

    Sounds like my kind of drink……

  205. Tim says:

    And good morning, lisab. I hope you are feeling better, now.

  206. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Died, But People Didn't Die) says:

    Really pissed off at myself, forgot the Kindle today so work will be even more boring today. Some points:

    1. Look a troll sighting in the middle of the night!

    2. Jul has some good points on this whole debacle but there’s better ways to handle things then how he did so yesterday. I truly believe we may have seen the beginning of the end of his political career. One of the many reasons I won’t run for office is because I know I’d want to respond to every attack on me and that’s not something you can afford to do to be a successful politician. Politicians always have at least half the voters hating them, attacks will happen.

    3. I 100% agree with Lisab’s post. I can’t believe I said that.

    4. I’ll give Mike this, he does stick to local issues for a guy running in a local race. Jul’s rants about national issues could be saved for higher office races.

  207. Michael says:

    Thank you author, I will take that as a compliment

  208. Scott says:

    Rumor has it that John McCain will announce his support for same sex marriage today. This is based on a tweet from his daughter,Megan.
    Any surprise? Not for me.

  209. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Died, But People Didn't Die) says:

    I swear 99% of the calls to the office are “wrong number”

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

    “…only we are allowed to beat him up

    Comment by lisab”
    *************************
    Well said.
    I give your comment a 10 out of 10.

    Jul needs to narrow his focus and stop focusing like an exploding super nova on issues.
    *****************************

    lisab,

    I you are not busy, would you like to review and edit the 29 chapters I have written so far about what it was like growing up in a small WV town?

    I cannot pay you anything money, but it would be a wonderful opportunity for you and it would pad your resume.

  211. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Died, But People Didn't Die) says:

    @218 I’m stunned that almost half an hour later MC hasn’t responded to this news

  212. Michael says:

    Good Morning

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

    When I was a kid, I remember reading comic books about a scary, futuristic, ‘big brother’ time in America when the skies were clogged with monitoring devices that tracked everyone and everything.

    They gave me much unease, discomfort and sense of dread.

    Now we have all these drones being operational–from large ones the size of small planes down to ones the size of tiny birds and mosquitos.

    Will technology liberate us or enslave us?
    *****************************
    Wait, somthing just flew in through the garage door that is opened a crack…

  214. Bitterlaw says:

    Will technology liberate us or enslave us?

    Neither for me. I am so boring that nobody wants to monitor me.

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

    Regarding the gay rights issue…

    “Will Tolerance for the Faithful Be Tolerated?”

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0327-20130327,0,6668553,full.column

  216. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Died, But People Didn't Die) says:

    T-Mobile is getting rid of phone contracts? Hopefully it’s a new trend

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

    What are the odds?

    On the Emmaus blog re: TweeterGate, there is another lisab (who refuses to use caps, just like OUR lisab).

    And this lisab sounds rational, logical, non-confrontational, someone I agree with,… :)
    **************************************

    “lisab

    8:02 am on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    i was a teacher, and a proud union member.

    Julstol knows i disagree with him and why. we have discussed school funding and teacher salaries etc. before at length.

    we disagree, but we are generally civil to each other.”

    i think he would agree with that statement, at least i hope he would.

  218. Diogenes says:

    lisab was never a bad poster, just a silly one.

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

    Shingles?
    Won’t pass the filter?

    Seriously?

  220. Diogenes says:

    I agree with Jul but you can’t say things like that. I have 2 saving funds. One for retirement and one for private school for my future kids. I’ll do anything to make sure they never have to endure the anti-social malcontents and poor administrators at public schools.

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

    re: technology

    Wife spent several hours yesterday trying to arrange to get a single, simple shingles innoculation (the cost about $100 or so)

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

    Not everyone on the same page–everyone has different answer to her questions. Go figure.

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

    insurance company, medical providers…

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

    So…you can’t say
    p h a r m a c y?

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

    or doc t or s
    off ice

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

    I lodge a formal complaint against Dave W.s filter, Hal.

  227. EML says:

    Lisab is going out of her way to call him julstol in those comments, probably an effort to get people to search for that name and find his posts here. :)

  228. SoHope says:

    Jul, Jul, Jul….

    Look on the bright side…atleast he didn’t threaten to shoot anyone

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

    Guy got arrested here for indecent exposure and “gratifying” himself at a KMart.

    Repeated arrests and convictions–even a past felony conviction.

    I am surprised that some group does not step forward and defend his rights and freedoms.

    The laws and courts decide where his freedom to do whatever are trumped by freedoms and rights reserved by the public.

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

    #237.

    I thought that also, didn’t say it.
    Was it done on purpose or accidentally?

  231. Michael says:

    Okay I am not showing up here again if Lisa’s is going to do that

  232. lisab says:

    i always call him Julstol

    i did not know it would be a problem

  233. Michael says:

    I am going to change my handle name if Lisab keeps doing that

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

    lisab,

    You may find this hard to believe when I say this, but I believe you when you say you meant him no harm.

    Still, loose lips sink ships.
    ***********************************
    Or speed the sinking of ones already taking on water.

  235. EKIMcyn says:

    Leahcim, stick with Leahcim.

  236. lisab says:

    it just bothers me that they are not being honest about why they want to fire him.

    does anyone here believe that they would want to fire him if he wanted to raise taxes, give all the teachers and administrators huge raises and generally wanted to expand the school budget? do you think they would care what he tweeted if he was on their side of the budget issue?

    his views may not be my views, but he was honestly elected and if they want him out they can honestly vote him out.

    however, i rather doubt that any opponent would run on a pledge of raising taxes or paying school administrators more …

    instead they will say, “him bad person … him want to push old ladies into street … him meanie”

    seriously, if you do not like a school board member’s policies on the school budget vote against him/her … don’t get your panties in a twist because of his/her opinion on the middle east!

  237. EKIMcyn says:

    Walt,

    I thought you are supposed to use the shotgun to put holes in the bottom, so the water can drain.

  238. Kenpaw says:

    Everyone this is the new me

  239. EKIMcyn says:

    I like this new lisab!

  240. Bitterlaw says:

    I can only think of 2 things Jul ever posted here that would be worse than what he tweets.

    1. “I don’t care about academic performance.”

    2. “I just use the Republican label to get elected.”

  241. EKIMcyn says:

    Tim Pawlenty’s son is now posting here? I knew that Michael kid was going places.

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

    I can think of a lot of things that offend me when I see people do them in public. Some are illegal to do in public, some are not.

    It does not offend me to see people at the next table in a restaurant or school pray before their meal. Others might be offended by that.

    Should that be banned because some might be offended?

  243. Kenpaw says:

    There was one more….

    I voted for Kane, but did not support her.

    No wait that is not horrible, just stupid

  244. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Died, But People Didn't Die) says:

    Good news out of VA:

    Quinnipiac – VA Gov

    Cuccinelli (R) 40%
    McAuliffe (D) 38%

    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/virginia/release-detail?ReleaseID=1874

  245. Kenpaw says:

    That is great news Author

  246. MD says:

    Oh, they are definitely going after Jul on ideology and disguising it. He is making it easy for them to do so. However , he was elected to the school board. They cannot simply fire him.

  247. Pulplover says:

    Cooch’ll only win if Virginians think McAwful’s too slimy for the Gov office. The R’s shouldn’t have to gamble like that.

  248. Kenpaw says:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57576519/boston-college-threatens-to-punish-students-for-handing-out-condoms-on-campus/

    Okay, yet they wanted to hand out condoms to first graders. Right? Didn’t that happen?

  249. lisab says:

    “Should that be banned because some might be offended?”

    well …

    many here seem to be offended that homosexuals are allowed to marry in massachusetts …

    just sayin …

    ——————–
    on a side note, massachusetts will lose a lot of business if scotus approves gay marriage nationally …

    they would of course be correct to approve gay marriage nationally,

    but …

    it would substantially cut into our marriage businesses

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

    It is against the law if you want to walk around with your hand stuffed down the crotch of a stranger’s pants.

    Is it against the law to walk around in public with your hand stuffed down the crotch or your own pants?

    How about the crotch of the pants of your wife, husband, BF, GF?

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

    Who the hell in Kenpaw?

    Is that the new Michael?
    Did G-Ma bang him on the head with her walker?

  252. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – Jul is living out his dream. He loves being attacked. It works in Nowhereville. Unfortunately, the higher he aims, the Jul faction gets diluted to the point he can’t win.

  253. wertyuiopq says:

    This is the new me.

  254. Kenpaw says:

    Jul needs to “evolve” on many issues I think

  255. lisab says:

    “Oh, they are definitely going after Jul on ideology and disguising it”

    exactly … though not disguising it well …

    it is like dealing with three year olds over there.

    “he touched me! she touched me first! stop looking at me! she stuck her tongue out at me”, etc.

    that anna really needs to put on her big girl panties and stop being such a prissy little missy

  256. wertyuiopq says:

    lisab,

    I will meet you in Emmaus at the East Penn School board meeting on April 8.

    You bring the soft drinks and I will bring the popcorn.
    ********************************
    I will also bring copies of my 29 draft chapters of my book on growing up in a small WV town for you to review and edit. THANKS!!!

  257. lisab says:

    “Jul needs to “evolve” on many issues I think”

    it is kind of fun to hear his positions,

    you never really know how he will vote.

    i thought it was funny they think he is an arch-conservative.

  258. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Died, But People Didn't Die) says:

    “I will also bring copies of my 29 draft chapters of my book on growing up in a small WV town for you to review and edit. THANKS!!!”

    Chapter 1: How to marry your first cousins and not hear a peep from the Govt about it

  259. lisab says:

    “I will meet you in Emmaus at the East Penn School board meeting on April 8.”

    i don’t travel to the deep south.

    last time i did a man told me he did not believe in evolution … seriously …

    and i said nothing even remotely religious or controversial to elicit such a statement.

    well … he knew i was from massachusetts

  260. Bitterlaw says:

    you never really know how he will vote.

    Usually, it is with the losing side. He keeps trying to primary the people who might vote with him.

  261. lisab says:

    true, but usually he votes for a third or fourth party losing side

    for reasons i have difficulty comprehending

    much like football

  262. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    My son said he definitely remembers the bears and the tigers, but not for any special reason. He mentioned the Himalayan exhibit, but he had been doing a report on leopards at the time, so he knew a lot of info about them. And he did mention the Asian Jungle, because one of the days he was there it got cold, so check your weather forecast.

    Also, you are not too far from Arthur Avenue (if you are driving), I have been to Roberto’s on Crescent (runs off of Arthur) a couple of times. For dessert, you can either get it somewhere up there as well, or go back to city and try Serendipity 3, on E 60th St. You may have to wait for a while, but there is a big candy store that you may like on the corner of the same block, Dylan’s. Or, if you want to go down to the Village, go to Magnolia Bakery on Bleecker & W 11th, or Milk & Cookies, a small place on Commerce St. They have a cookie with smoked bacon right now!

    http://www.milkandcookiesbakery.com/
    http://www.magnoliabakery.com/locations – it looks like they may have new locations on the Upper West Side, closer to where you are staying

    Have fun! If you see my sister and brother-in-law (looks like Chris Christie, except taller and with a better tailor) with their 3 kids, make sure you say hello!

  263. lisab says:

    lisa: wow, it sure is wicked pretty heah!

    billy bob: i don’t believe in evolution.

    lisa: uh huh … oh look a cow!

    billy bob: my son said he learned about evolution in school last week, and thinks it is the stupidest thing he ever heard!

    lisa: right … so do southern cows have funny accents too?

    billy bob: i don’t believe in evolution either, but i just wanted to hear what he would say, so i asked him why he thought evolution was stupid, and he said, “if evolution is true, how come we don’t see any half-men half-apes walking around?”, isn’t that funny?!

    lisab: well … obviously your son has never been on the new york subway.

    billy bob: yeah … your husband did not get the job … thanks for playing …

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

    The comments from lisab and Author cut me like a soft, minature marshmallow.

    BTW, if some people are offended or frightened or otherwise object to minature marshmallows–should they be banned?

  265. lisab says:

    and … not only was i on my best behavior the entire time …

    i actually ate fried catfish when they took us out to dinner … because i did not think misissippi was the right place to discuss vegetarianism …

    and frickin visited every frickin baptist church in the delta … and was pointed out every frickin baptist minister’s house … and a few mainline protestent churches when i showed ab-so-lutely no interest in the baptist churches …

    btw, you should not call a baptist minister a priest … they are very touchy about that … just fwi

  266. NYCmike says:

    Billy Bob says: “if evolution is true, how come we don’t see any half-men half-apes walking around?”

    lisab: well … obviously your son has never been on the new york subway.

    ?????????????

  267. DW says:

    If only that Florida prof had asked the student’s to stomp on the name of Muhammed, then the Arab world would issue a death sentence and the prof would have to live out life in hiding.

  268. lisab says:

    “lisab: well … obviously your son has never been on the new york subway.”

    upon reflection, i should have said yankee stadium, but i was caught unprepared …

    sarcasm does not go over well in mississippi

  269. Bitterlaw says:

    lisab is trying to start a fight that nobody cares about. Evolution makes sense and the Earth is 4.6254 billion years old. It started on a Tuesday at 3:47 p.m.

  270. Bitterlaw says:

    I wonder if there a “basil” in Mississippi typing on a blog right now about her trip to Massachusetts:

    So, we drove through Provincetown and the driver pointed out every friggin house owned by a gay person…every gay elected official’s home…

  271. Tim says:

    lisab was talking to Billy Bob Thornton?

  272. lisab says:

    actually i’m not

    it is a 100% true story … except the part about him being named billy bob.

    he was named david or john or frank or something like that.

    but i really did eat catfish and okra, and really did get seemingly every frickin baptist church in the county pointed out to me

    and not once did i ask one question about churches or ask anything remotely religious or state any opinion about magic spells or anything like that

    i think they suspected i was not baptist

  273. Waingro says:

    This one is actually surprising considering NC just passed on of the most expansive bans on SSM. The GOP nominee would be wise to pounce.

    Sen Kay Hagen D-NC announces support for the freedom to marry. http://bit.ly/YEqAyy #time4marriage

  274. lisab says:

    “and the driver pointed out every friggin house owned by a gay person”

    that would be every house

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

    I am offended by what is written on various T-shirts people wear.

    I am also offended that some select women cover up things by wearing
    T-shirts and other tops.

    I am also offended by public displays of stupidity.

  276. Tim says:

    I am offended that most chocolate bunnies are hollow.

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

    lisab,

    Somewhere in Mississippi, they are still praying for you every Wednesday night at the Baptist Church.

    They always pray for the lost ones living in those non-Christian, God forsaken areas of the world.

  278. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim – Do you eat the ears first? Most people do.

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

    lisab,

    I will bring the catfish and okra flavored popcorn to Emmaus on April 8 if that will draw you there.

  280. Tim says:

    I do, Bitterlaw. I think there’s a law that says we’re supposed to.

  281. lisab says:

    chocolate bunnies are hollow because … ummmmmm … at the last supper … ummmmmm … they had rabbit … and ummmmm …

    well you see … in the gospels … chocolate represents … ummmmmmm …

    ok, i got nothing

  282. lisab says:

    “They always pray for the lost ones living in those non-Christian, God forsaken areas of the world.”

    i am not from the south walt … i was just visiting there not living there.

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

    “289.I am offended that most chocolate bunnies are hollow.
    Comment by Tim”

    I am offended that most Democrat office holders promises to uphold the Constituion are hollow.

    LOL!!! Gotta run….
    **********************************
    On the chocolate bunnies I sometimes first bite them on the butt to see if they will holler.

  284. Tim says:

    #294:
    I’ll ask my guy at the Liquor Store, about that. He’s my religious expert.

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

    The Democrats will trot out a Senator or Congrescritter every few hours to tell of their gay rights conversion.

  286. Bitterlaw says:

    The bunnies are ok. The Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs? Mmmmmmmmmmmm. If i ever decide to commit suicide, I am taking 2 bags of those and leaving the insulin at home.

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

    Long time WV Auditor Glenn Gainer says he is interested in running for WV CD 1 (McKinley, R)

    He will be a top drawer canddiate.

  288. Tim says:

    #296:
    “I am offended that most Democrat office holders promises to uphold the Constitution are hollow”………..Said the former office holder that the voters unelected. LOL

  289. lisab says:

    #301 oh snap!

  290. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim the party hack fires a shot at one of our most beloved members, Walt. HHR holds its breath. Will Walt respond with a joke or will Walt take to the hills and wage a campaign for years against Tim?

  291. lisab says:

    seriously, i did appreciate the ladies driving me around showing me the local schools, the local housing, the local gun shops, the local piggly wiggly

    those really do exist btw!

    but, in what universe would i evah need to know where a minister lived?

    operator: 911 emergency

    lisa: help! i sinned, i need forgiveness, give me the address of the local baptist minister, and hurry!

    operator: baptist ministers don’t forgive people ma’am! how should i direct your call?

    lisa: ummmmmmm … nevermind.

  292. lisab says:

    later

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

    WV METRO NEWS

    “Charleston attorney Nick Casey is preparing to make his entry into the 2014 2nd district Congressional race. Casey is well-connected because of his time as the state Democratic Party Chairman. A number of Democrats and Republicans are seriously considering a 2nd district run, but Casey could be the first in with a timely announcement.”
    *******************
    Also some mention of a Charleston area attorney with last name of Presivotti or Prezignotti, or some such. A guy who is associated with the coal industry, but has never run for office before.

  294. NYCmike says:

    The chocolate crosses are solid, and last for weeks, unless you want to get a stomach ache and finish before the night is over. Not a good memory, especially when Mom made you clean the next day.

    Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg! Right on, Governor, they are fantastic!

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

    301. Tim fires another small minature marshmallow at me.

    Pfft.

    (actually I did LOL)

    Dispite your uncalled for remark and personal attack, as a Christian, I will turn my other cheek
    (and moon you, Tim–you b@stard!)
    *************************
    I politically died on the hill deffending the Constitution and West Virginians against the Marxists and told the truth about YoMama every chance I got.

    The attacking hoard of zombie voters even slayed my cash cow.
    **************************
    Excuse me, I must…have..some dust in my eye….

  296. Bitterlaw says:

    Walt! Walt! Walt!

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

    294.chocolate bunnies are hollow because …
    *****************

    Here is the religious symbolism of the chocolate bunnies.

    The tasty, dark chocolate represents the sweet tasting dark sins that we engage in (like when Tim sinned by attacking me and for that will burn in hell).

    Once we are consumed with sin (chocolate bunnies) we experience the resulting diharrea caused by the overindulging in sin (chocolate bunnies).

    And then we kneel before the (porcelain) throne as we seek to be redeemed and cleansed in our “come to Jesus” moment and promise not to sin (overindulge in chocolate) ever again.

    Or at least until next Easter.

  298. Kenpaw says:

    @Politics1com: SOUTH CAROLINA: Businessman Jay Stamper (D) enters race vs US Sen Lindsey Graham (R).

  299. Bitterlaw says:

    Walt just guaranteed that I will not be eating a chocolate bunny this year. It’s better for my health but damn it, Walt. You can’t go there with the bunny.

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

    I bet it really bothers Tim that his name backwards spells “Mit(t)”

    Yeah, Tim is backward Mitt!
    ******************************
    [that's all I got right now]

  301. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Died, But People Didn't Die) says:

    I thought it was a cow that defeated Walt or something?

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

    Bitter :)
    ****************
    Since I am on a writing roll, I should run my errands and then do a few more chapters in my home town book.

    It will help keep me from

    sui ci dal

    thoughts as I try to shake off Tim’s comment.

  303. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Died, But People Didn't Die) says:

    Don’t sweat Tim’s comments Walt, at least you know what it’s like to get elected into office, something many of us can’t say

  304. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Died, But People Didn't Die) says:

    The high here in Central FL is 62 degrees. That’s way too cold for us Floridians

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

    314.

    Author,

    My victorious opponent sent out these huge postcards with a photoshopped picture of me riding a cow. Labeled a cash cow. It included other statements that made little sense if you stopped to think about it for 10 seconds and that any thinking person would dismiss.

    Which somehow translated to the zombies into showing how my scandal-free and impecable 10 years of service and accomplishments on their behalf in bringing back millions more of their state tax dollars sent to Charleston back here for local school systems and other local government services, helping create aver 1000 actual new jobs here also lowering their taxes should be ignored.

    Actually, he would have won without spending a dime on the series of postcards or radio ads and if I had actually turned water into moonshine.

    In presidential years the straight party D vote is awesome to witness in a redistricted district that is now only 28% R.

    Power to the People!
    (said while holding clenched fist high)

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

    Author,

    I doesn’t bother me. I am spoofing. (but don’t tell Tim, I want him to feel bad and repent of his evil ways) :)

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

    #312.
    Great post, Bitter!!!

    My work here is done for today…

    (even though I am ‘off’ today and Dave W. does not have to pay me for my comments. Dave W. has me scheduled to be on the clock and posting tomorrow.)
    ***********************
    Off to the post office and to pick up bird seed…

  308. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Died, But People Didn't Die) says:

    Dave W should have a post up on Quin’s VA poll sometime later today

  309. Bitterlaw says:

    317.The high here in Central FL is 62 degrees. That’s way too cold for us Floridians

    Comment by AuthorLMendez

    Wear a longer skirt.

  310. AuthorLMendez (Corleone Died, But People Didn't Die) says:

    “Wear a longer skirt.”

    Bite me Bitter, don’t push your continuing anger over the farmers bill on me

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