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Carl Petersen III April 2, 2014 at 02:37 pm
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 18, 2014 at 06:05 pm "Carl continues to use the termRead More "Teabaggers", after been told many times of the hateful use of that he spits out. You Carl, had a long comment section where people expressed their feelings about this. The "well They called themselves" ...and again Carl, a few did" _________________________________________________________ http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/j/L/3/teabagging-jesus-democracy.jpg
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger April 2, 2014 at 03:17 pm
"The "well They called themselves" ...and again Carl, a few did use it until MSNBCRead More used it in a negative way in 2009"...AND THAT PICK IS FROM 2009....EXACTLY MY POINT!!! http://moronswithsigns.blogspot.com/2009/10/jesus-forgives-you.html
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger April 2, 2014 at 03:23 pm
And three months later? A half quote to justify your vile hateful speech from the "tolerantRead More left" ?? And as the full quote states, is was used in 2009 until the "tolerant liberals changed the meaning., THE PIC WAS 2009 ________________________________________________......FULL QUOTE:______________________________________ Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 18, 2014 at 06:05 pm 1) Phillyboy January 18, 2014 at 02:13 PM "In Hillary's case , Four Americans died. Her response " What difference does it make " TO WHICH CARL ANSWERED___________________________________________________ The gospel according to the Tea Baggers. As you already know this is not her complete quote and taking it out of context changes its meaning. Sort of like "you didn't build that." ___________________________________________________ FACT: This is "her complete quote: ( http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1301/23/sitroom.03.html ) Carl continues to use the term "Teabaggers", after been told many times of the hateful use of that he spits out. You Carl, had a long comment section where people expressed their feelings about this. The "well They called themselves" ...and again Carl, a few did use it until MSNBC used it in a negative way in 2009. If you want to discuss, stop using it. If you want more mud slinging, and the gutter effect in your blog, you are doing that now. The ones who cry racism all day, but feel completely justified of doing exaclty that against those they hate.
rubberband February 16, 2014 at 04:07 pm
Very true: ".... What this means is that, when it comes to achieving goals, an extremelyRead More determined and persistent bear is effectively more intelligent than a lazy human being....." http://www.forbes.com/sites/yishanwong/2011/06/04/how-to-accomplish-difficult-goals-be-persistent-like-a-bear/
Panglonymous February 16, 2014 at 06:35 pm
Cheers, brother bear :-)
rubberband February 16, 2014 at 06:38 pm
Status Quo January 8, 2014 at 09:08 am
Six ciphered comments, do not reveal an argument made. Whistlin' appears in many forms, and theRead More coding of 'Charlie B's comments is emerging. Whether 'Charlie B' proves or not, that he is utilizing his own coding within ciphered comments is a beholder 'thingie. "knuckle-headedness(sic)" v "boneheaded" is is also dependent upon the fact, that commenters do not burden themselves with facing their opponent. A correct equivocation is who's zoomin' who? My overview to coded messaging is insignificant, but I'm pretty sure who's doin' the zoomin' and has developed disrespect.
UPinSmoke January 8, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Hi Status. ... Happy New Year! you may or may not be aware of it, but i have a feeling that manyRead More here believe that You speak in code --- almost most of the time. Plain talk (wording) can sometimes compensate for our inability here on patch to see facial expression or hear vocal inflection. (unless, of course, your meaning is meant to be cryptic. But, perhaps That should be used in moderation for maximum effect.) ................ So, make it Plain, man. Cheers.
Status Quo January 10, 2014 at 08:44 pm
'UPinSMOKE', Thanks for the heads-up, and in the future... I will consider not sugar-coating how IRead More feel, saying what I really mean and care a little less ~ how I say it. As I have stated before 'UP', my meanings are not to be confused, but some confusion may be picked up along the way.
Conrad January 2, 2014 at 08:45 am
Status, if you're interested in finding existing blogs that are more to your liking you can findRead More them by clicking on the names of those commenters you agree with. You will be taken to a history of the last 40 comments they have made, which will probably include several different blogs. It's an easy way to find blog posts from all over that normally wouldn't show in your Patch provided list. A lot of them will just be about local stuff but there are always a few that cover topics with national interest.
Status Quo January 3, 2014 at 07:22 pm
"FORTIFIED- I AM YOUR ROCK January 01, 2014 at 11:42 PM What the heck does thatRead More mean,..."message received 5x5""... Five by five essentially means, best response possible in 'signal-to-noise ratio' as to quality of broadcast and reception.
Status Quo January 3, 2014 at 07:25 pm
'Status Quo' does not deliberately confuse... however some, may picked-up along the way ifRead More fortunate.
Charlie B February 9, 2014 at 09:34 am
Frankie say relax. Fort say "The right used to be the ones more controlling of people. This hasRead More shifted to the left side. In my view, this is why Global warming, and agenda 21, is used. The environmental ideas, civil rights gender rights, and such." >>>>> YIKES! And night is day, up is down, and the Dems are still the racist party --> So say the vaginal probing, vote denying, clean water destroying, authoritarian leaders of the GOP and their willing authoritarian followers--still pushing against "environmental ideas, civil rights, gender rights, and such." Pretty sad. And the reference to Agenda 21 is a clear indicator of today's level of right wing paranoia (and the title of another book by the con man known as Glenn Beck).
Charlie B February 9, 2014 at 11:02 am
Kept up nights by personal demons? Worried that everyone might someday achieve equality? Suffer fromRead More visions the UN may succeed in addressing poverty? Try Exorcism by Skype! http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/06/a-failed-televangelist-exorcised-my-demons-over-skype.html
Charlie B April 19, 2014 at 07:47 am
The Triggers of Economic Inequality Pasted fromRead More <http://billmoyers.com/content/the-triggers-of-economic-inequality/> JP Morgan Admits Trickle Down Economics Has Completely Failed Pasted from <http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/04/18/jp-morgan-admits-trickle-down-economics-has-completely-failed/>
rubberband February 21, 2014 at 08:21 am
That has got to be, hands down, one of the most ignorant, sickening, mind-blowing rants I've everRead More seen. Absolutely unf**ing believable....This man is a preacher? He is supposed to give wise council and teach other people about how to live? Sick. Just sick, man.
Charlie B February 21, 2014 at 10:06 am
Where Truth & Reconciliation meet Ignorance & Mean-spiritedness.Read More http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/02/21/3313571/georgia-approves-confederate-license-plate-design/
Status Quo February 22, 2014 at 10:05 am
Yes, I see both the ignorance and the mean-spiritedness of 'ChaЯly B's posts wherever he placesRead More them.
Lorna D. Rudnikas April 1, 2014 at 09:33 pm
Charlie B April 1, 2014 at 11:17 pm
Mr. Quo, you can probably thank an arrogant atheist scientist for keeping your dumb ass alive, ifRead More not now, then in the future. And Tang. Don't forget the Tang.
Charlie B April 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm
The most influential religion today is Capitalism, a faith-based opportunist religion known for it'sRead More efficiency and abuse. . .
Charlie B February 6, 2014 at 09:04 pm
Stifle Edith (sorry, but how did we get to yet another Fox talking point? Next up, Benghazi?)
Batman February 6, 2014 at 09:26 pm
"Fool me once, shame on you." "Fool me twice, shame on me". Last time it wasRead More "new math". And when it was all over an entire generation couldn't add or subtract. Now it's "new history", "new english", "new science"...
Status Quo February 7, 2014 at 09:59 am
'Lori Walker'... you will make an excellent clerk.
Status Quo March 30, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Now the calls of jingoism and sloganeering are fair game! By jingo!... I call for an open season onRead More on Jingo's and Slogs near the narrow path toward the Last Resort of liberalism. Good night.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger March 30, 2014 at 08:54 pm
Ziegler, ...The road less traveled. You went the maturity route. A much better life, but you won'tRead More get a reality show that way. I agree with your post. Yes, of course we have our own positions that we feel run more with one party or the other. We could both debate why we feel our party is better for woman rights. And yes, I truly believe the Republican party is better not just in general, but for women's rights as well.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger April 1, 2014 at 05:28 pm
Ziegler ...I'm going to put this on Carls "war on women blog. (Read More http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2014/03/megyn-kelly-exposes-cair-for-defending.html )
Charlie B January 4, 2014 at 05:21 pm
Exodus http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/10/millions-flee-obamacare.html
Charlie B February 27, 2014 at 10:52 am
Interesting article on the ACA website and how it was "saved." -- "Obama's TraumaRead More Team: How an unlikely group of high-tech wizards revived Obama's troubled HealthCare.gov website." Fairly long article that gives great insight into big IT project management (i.e., this is not about the politics). http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2166770,00.html
Donald Lee February 27, 2014 at 03:05 pm
Looks like a great article, and nothing in it is a surprise to anyone who has worked in highRead More technology for someone in marketing (or politics) where the goalposts move constantly and the biggest obstacle is actually that the customer doesn't REALLY know what he wants. These big tech projects fall down in these circumstances because the Big Egos that drive them are utterly irrelevant to the computers that run the code. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work, and no amount of spinning will fix it. The other big reason these politically driven Big Projects fail is that those who drive them have a totally unrealistic attitude about what's hard. The web site is not so hard, but the human interaction is hard. Making the connection between the technology and the people using it is hard. The project management - when requirements are constantly changing - is hard. The technology per-se is hard only when schedules become impossible when fundamental assumptions are changed underneath you at the last moment. Wars are like this, too. The difference is that when politics intrudes into war, it isn't just servers that crash, people die.
Conrad November 29, 2013 at 09:28 am
Nope, I'm not that important. If I would disappear today there are some people who would beRead More devastated for awhile, and a few others who would be sad for a short time. The universe is vast beyond my imagining and it is definitely not conscious of me. You weren't even conscious of me before you came across my post. I'm not saying this out of some kind of humility, I know that I have worth. I'm just being practical.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger November 29, 2013 at 09:36 pm
Jock, "Tammy's in love"? You are either no spring chicken, or your parents played 50'sRead More music.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger November 29, 2013 at 10:58 pm
Conrad "is definitely not conscious of me" .....really? How do you know? It is impossibleRead More to state that as fact. And our conscious may not be the only level of consciousness. If you shot yourself at 40 miles an hour into space, you can be a trillion miles from anything, yet retain the same speed. The some total of every single atom movement, and gravity is what your body is in linked with. Every movement you make on Earth has some miniscule affect on everything in the whole universe. How do you know you never come back in another body? How do you know their really isn't God, heaven, and hell? How do you know Your not really from 40 years in the future. By that time, (40 years), quantum computers will actually be able to make homegrown universes in your own home. You, and your buddies decided to play a computer game, and you are here simply in the "game" right now. By the way, think about this. Of all the million years to be alive, isn't it an extreme low probability that you are in the exact time period of the eve of computer abilities to create a universe. Also, when the computer invented ---and released universes start to happen---well, when those evolve, they will do the dame thing as their predecessors did. They will in turn make universes. And so on..and so on. What are the odds that we are the very first in an infinite line of universes. How do you know all the people who legally died for a few minute in the hospital all say they the unexplainable feeling of total love etc. How do you know any of the above is real, or not? And, back to the start. The double slit experiment, proves our conscious affect the universe.....how does in know we are observing it?
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 14, 2014 at 08:05 pm
LORNA AND SONIA, I am beginning to love you two. The link reminds me of the debate here. It's kindaRead More like it's your job to continue. Reminds me of something I saw when I was a kid. It's less than three minutes, but you have to watch at least the last thirty seconds to get the punch line. ----- --- ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kerUbfOQTW0 )
Lorna D. Rudnikas January 14, 2014 at 08:58 pm
Well Fortified, thank you for opening my eyes even further to the silliness.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 14, 2014 at 09:24 pm
And Lorna, please understand, I was just offering humor, not criticism. Keep up the good work!
Cover art from Lou Reed's New York
rubberband October 31, 2013 at 07:37 am
Bye Lou...thanks for the music.
Rebecca Whitnall (Editor) October 31, 2013 at 08:56 am
It may be a bit cliche, but I've got such great memories associated with Perfect Day.
Carl Petersen III November 2, 2013 at 12:49 pm
Lou Reed & Metallica - Junior Dad (Live in Germany)Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCq4SqGStzE#t=41
Greg Fry November 11, 2013 at 09:44 pm
So you think we were better off owing $20 billion under Governor Arnold? The one who was about toRead More sell off all our state office buildings at fire sale prices and then rent them back at a huge profit to his buddies? And can anyone honestly say that we were better off under Bush than Obama? A "rational" counterpoint? Ha! As for pure evil, can't get much worse than the Republicans who want to see America fail so they can blame the Democrats and get elected! Open your eyes!
Paul Rich November 12, 2013 at 11:14 am
Eyes wide open: http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/EconomicData_BushObama_2012_02.pdfRead More
Greg Fry November 12, 2013 at 07:25 pm
Eyes open indeed:Read More http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/post/the-reality-behind-obama-and-bushs-spending-binge/2012/05/25/gJQAK8ItpU_blog.html
Carl Petersen III November 14, 2013 at 11:10 pm
American Woman November 15, 2013 at 01:44 AM "I love how all the libs on this blog have saidRead More Obamacare is great, blah blah blah, and today the messiah himself admits he fumbled." ________________________________________________________ Once again, go back to my blogs. I have said again and again that it wasn't perfect and needed fixes. My exact term was “cooperate and repair?”
Charlie B February 22, 2014 at 08:45 am
GOP looks into abyss; eats its young.Read More http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/02/how-the-gop-sabotaged-marco-rubio.html
Status Quo February 22, 2014 at 10:08 am
Is this the view, from your self-dug abyss ~ 'ChaЯly B'?
Illustration by Sydney
not Carl Peterson lll November 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm
Some used the term in early 2009 before they new the slang definition.They started being taunted onRead More MSNBC.
Carl Petersen III November 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm
Buzlightyear aka marty November 02, 2013 at 01:02 AM "Some used the term in early 2009 beforeRead More they new the slang definition.They started being taunted on MSNBC." ___________________________________________________ They acted without knowing the facts? Imagine that.
not Carl Peterson lll November 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm
OK, so your comment suggests you understand that fact. Now we are clear what you know
macgeek February 13, 2014 at 02:35 am
pretty sure democrats had something to do with the shutdown also. but you won't read that here. IRead More see this blog is ONE SIDED. leaning way to the left.
Carl Petersen III February 13, 2014 at 08:14 am
macgeek February 13, 2014 at 05:35 AM "pretty sure democrats had something to do with theRead More shutdown also." ___________________________________________________ Only the Tea Party expressed a desire to shutdown the government to get their way. You can ignore this all you want, but this is what they did.
Jeremiah February 13, 2014 at 08:41 am
macgeek - actually this blog reflects viewpoints from every part of the spectrum and others besideRead More like myself, who view the animosity of both positions and both parties as constructs to focus attention away from the shadow group of financial interests who now control the country. Contrary to what is being attempted to be passed off, I have never seen Carl delete a single comment with an opposing view that is presented with respect and intellectualism. I have encouraged him to delete those who spew vitriol and slander towards others personally as this goes counter to the purpose of rational discussion of issues from all viewpoints. Others here try to obfuscate and cloud issues by endlessly debating semantics. Those are the cawing crows who show up on every installment and try to make themselves important but never truly discuss the issue, as their underlying interest is argument and the reinforcing of their self-worth by denigrating others rather than true political discourse. ****Try it for a while and see - you will never be deleted for having an opposing viewpoint, and your thoughts and opinions will be welcomed! **** Jeremiah
Lee Saghirian November 7, 2013 at 07:17 am
Nancy, Start with Barry boy's latest lie and work back five years. This last one was so good itRead More sparked 16 D's to go running to his Czar snake pit in the White House to seek cover for what they know is coming in Nov 2014 after the near miss of Virginia. The handwriting is on the wall with this fraudulent empty suit:http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies
Nancy November 7, 2013 at 03:40 pm
Lee, enough with the "Barry boy" appellations. It smacks of racism (which does notRead More surprise me, coming from you). I am very frustrated without the rollout of the health plan. Apparently, insurance companies were selling a lot of bad policies that didn't meet the standards set by the ACA. As for the writing on the wall....I think we saw how the tea party tanked in yesterday's elections. Too bad you don't live in Mark Kessler's area. I'm sure you would have loved to have written in that freak's name on the ballot. And yes, I may call him a freak, because he is one.
Panglonymous January 3, 2014 at 08:48 am
Pep talk in the locker room of the Washington Generals (Meadowlark Lemming presiding)Read More ___________________________________________________ "Now that the individual mandate is officially here, let me begin with an admission: Obamacare is awful. That is the dirty little secret many liberals have avoided saying out loud for fear of aiding the president's enemies, at a time when the ideal of universal health care needed all the support it could get." ___________________________________________________ "What we now call Obamacare was conceived at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, and birthed in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney. The president took Romneycare, a program designed to keep the private insurance industry intact, and just improved some of its provisions. In effect, the president was simply trying to put lipstick on the dog in the carrier on top of Mitt Romney's car. Obamacare can't be fixed by its namesake. It's up to us to make it happen." ___________________________________________________ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/opinion/moore-the-obamacare-we-deserve.html
A constituent at Congressman Brad Sherman’s Town Hall on 9/15/13
Tank Murdoch November 5, 2013 at 01:37 pm
"If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. NoRead More one will take it away, no matter what." - President Obama. Seems pretty clear to me ... what about you?
Conrad November 13, 2013 at 07:24 am
Wolf Pack - have you tried going here to compare enrollment prices?Read More ----------------------------------------------------------- http://www.thehealthsherpa.com/
Carl Petersen III December 3, 2013 at 06:21 pm
"Truther Lunatics Suggest Obama Killed Paul Walker with Drone Strike (Seriously)" - SeeRead More more at: http://aattp.org/truther-lunatics-say-obama-killed-paul-walker-with-drone-strike-seriously/#sthash.7r19Ulvf.dpuf
Carl Petersen III September 22, 2013 at 02:30 am
Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last six elections. Instead of looking atRead More these defeats as a signal that they need to adapt, they keep on following the same repudiated playbook. This week's blog is live at http://northridge.patch.com/groups/carl-petersen-iiis-blog/p/doubling-down-on-crazy
Jeremiah September 22, 2013 at 07:16 am
Worse than that, they are determined to shut down the government if they can't have their way. ****Read More Jeremiah
Jeremiah September 22, 2013 at 01:11 pm
Status Quo - I respect your right to your opinion, but it is obvious that you have accepted a partyRead More line and not thought it through. Before there were Republicans and Democrats there were objective people who crafted our form of government "for the people, by the people". That no longer applies today - 435 people make the decisions that affect 300 million plus people. They are supposed to represent those people - but how many issues decided by vote have been overturned or weakened by our politicians? How many budget issues have you been asked to vote on? When has our collective government ever asked the people which direction they choose to go? I support none of these oligarchs - especially ones who are willing to shut down government as a political pressure move to have their way. **** Jeremiah
Carl Petersen III September 11, 2013 at 07:04 pm
GreenInOC September 11, 2013 at 09:27 PM "but we don't live in a vacuum. Past events influencedRead More current." _____________________________________________________ I don't see how us going after Assad's chemical weapons capabilities has to do with any prior support that we may have given the rebels.
Millbrae resident September 11, 2013 at 08:12 pm
I was already against the idea. but after watching Kerry trying to sell it last night, I came toRead More realize how we definitely don't belong in this. Congress and the people have spoken. Involved for all the wrong reasons. And to top it off, I don't want to hear anything about anyone not listening to the UN. I couldn't believe the crap coming out of Kerry's mouth
GreenInOC September 12, 2013 at 07:03 am
@Carl Peterson III, you had stated that us going into Syria is a good idea if we don't take sides. IRead More was pointing out we ALREADY took a side so your hope is impossible. Still curious, what do you think military intervention is going to solve?
Carl Petersen III September 2, 2013 at 08:18 am
Libi Uremovic September 02, 2013 at 11:15 AM "and here lies the basis of the problem - when theRead More tea party candidates started wining elections the gop closed them down." _______________________________________________________ That is a different history than I remember. The Tea Party candidates do not seem to have a problem winning Primary Elections. It is the General Elections that seem to give them the problem.
Gary W Smith September 2, 2013 at 09:05 am
To Carl Petterson III: The Gadsten Flag description you provide is a little to sculpted,Read More suggestively negative and less accurate historically than it should be; perhaps this will help: "The timber rattlesnake and eastern diamondback rattlesnake both populate the geographical areas of the original thirteen colonies. Their use as a symbol of the American colonies can be traced back to the publications of Benjamin Franklin. In 1751, he made the first reference to the rattlesnake in a satirical commentary published in his Pennsylvania Gazette. It had been the policy of Britain to send convicted criminals to America, so Franklin suggested that they thank the British by sending rattlesnakes to England. - Benjamin Franklin's "Join, or Die" cartoon In 1754, during the French and Indian War, Franklin published his famous woodcut of a snake cut into eight sections. It represented the colonies, with New England joined together as the head and South Carolina as the tail, following their order along the coast. Under the snake was the message "Join, or Die". This was the first political cartoon published in an American newspaper. -When American colonies came to identify more with their own community and liberty than as vassals of the British empire, icons that were unique to the Americas became increasingly popular. The rattlesnake, like the bald eagle and American Indian, came to symbolize American ideals and society." As the American Revolution grew, the snake began to see more use as a symbol of the colonies. In 1774, Paul Revere added it to the title of his paper, the Massachusetts Spy, as a snake joined to fight a British dragon.[4] In December 1775, Benjamin Franklin published an essay in the Pennsylvania Journal under the pseudonym American Guesser in which he suggested that the rattlesnake was a good symbol for the American spirit:
Carl Petersen III September 2, 2013 at 11:14 am
Gary: Not sure how any of what you wrote contradicts what I said in my post.
Jeremiah August 25, 2013 at 08:15 am
Libi - a concept that you as an accountant should know - we do have money. The problem is where itRead More is concentrated at and the direction in which it is flowing. You are completely right in saying we as a nation need to address where our Democracy (actually Republic) is heading. Rather than being "government of the people by the people" we now see government controlled by capitalism gone wild with greed. This has resulted in a money flow from the middle class to the upper class with no corresponding return. This is causing a whole generation to begin grasping at socialistic principles to protect what little resources they have left from the greed at the top. Government (either party) is not the source of that greed - it is the capitalistic system controlling that government which is the real culprit. The large multinational companies, the insurance giants and the financial interests. **** I am not saying Capitalism is bad - in fact it is the reason our country became great - I am saying that when it becomes excessively greedy it begins creating the socialism that ultimately destroys it. We don't see eye to eye, but I think on this point we agree, don't we? **** Jeremiah
Robert Coleman August 25, 2013 at 10:26 am
Carl - I tahnk you for that article too. I'm one of the conservatives you allude to, but I stillRead More applaud your logic and research. I see Egypt as one of those situations with no easy solutions also. I admit some bias, since I have worked with the Egyptian Army. I have great respect for their leadership, if not for the organization as a whole. They may have executed a coup, but I'd still rather be a woman or a Christian in an Egypt run by them than by the Brotherhood. The Egyptian Army has been our friend for decades. I have joined in with them on more than a few exersises. They want to be our friend but will probably turn to our enemies (Russia, et al) or not so friendly friends (Saudi, et al) for needed assistance... a long term disaster. Oh well, as my sainted Aunt Sadie used to say, "Simple answers are for children and fools."
Carl Petersen III August 26, 2013 at 07:31 am
Robert Coleman August 25, 2013 at 01:26 PM "I admit some bias, since I have worked with theRead More Egyptian Army. I have great respect for their leadership, if not for the organization as a whole. They may have executed a coup, but I'd still rather be a woman or a Christian in an Egypt run by them than by the Brotherhood." ____________________________________________________ I am hopeful that those contacts with the military are what can save the day. The military has yet to prove that they will put on the road back to democracy, but if they do, I think that they should get our support. At this point, the Muslim Brotherhood is playing their best card which is to create as much chaos as possible and prevent another election from being held.
Carl Petersen III August 16, 2013 at 11:17 am
Don Davis August 16, 2013 at 10:49 AM "My intentions were not to bring you down"Read More _____________________________________________________ I did not think that they were. Thanks for your comments.
Minnesotanative October 14, 2013 at 01:37 pm
WHy would you spoil an idyllic scene with the voice of that rude, ignorant self serving commentator?
Carl Petersen III October 14, 2013 at 01:52 pm
Minnesotanative October 14, 2013 at 04:37 PM "WHy would you spoil an idyllic scene with theRead More voice of that rude, ignorant self serving commentator?" __________________________________________________ Wrong Rush.
Tom Thumb August 14, 2013 at 10:27 am
J, I was putting this up to show how the "system" in gouging everybody. In the US we payRead More 2.5 times what the other OECD countries pay. I helps if one is not so biased and blind.
J Kleiner August 14, 2013 at 12:05 pm
yes we do, but I am sure happy I have this great insurance. I don't know the healthcare thatRead More insurances pay for in other countries, but my healthcare is first class......well worth anything to me.
Carl Petersen III February 10, 2014 at 07:09 am
This week's blog has been posted: http://goo.gl/GXSRvI
Shripathi Kamath March 18, 2014 at 03:21 pm
Well, Tejas has some doctors who do science to gayness. With coloring books: http://dly.st/Ouaard
Carl Petersen III March 18, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Shripathi Kamath March 18, 2014 at 12:46 AM "It is not existing business, it is Big Oil andRead More their subsidiaries, the gas guzzlers. " ___________________________________________________ While I wouldn't doubt that Big Oil isn't participating, the face for the battle is the car dealerships. Nothing like a little regulation to cool the competition.
Carl Petersen III March 18, 2014 at 08:11 pm
Chris Christensen March 18, 2014 at 10:34 AM "Texans are not about to give up their big pickupRead More trucks or fast cars for a battery operated thing that if it has an air conditioneer and you turn it on in 100 deg heat may get you to the next corner...maybe. Meanwhile Bubba in his big diesel pickup will be a third of the way across The Great Republic." ___________________________________________________ Apparently they were selling enough cars to worry somebody.
Carl Petersen III November 18, 2013 at 03:39 pm
Anybody want to rethink the accusation that Trayvon deserved what he got and consider theRead More possibility that Zimmerman was simply an irrational person with a gun? http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/18/justice/florida-george-zimmerman-arrest/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
Eric Dee November 18, 2013 at 09:17 pm
This guy is absolutely a nut case and he surrounds himself with people that validate his legitimacyRead More as a "human being." Zimmerman has, I believe "delusions of grandeur," unfortunately it also comes with a serious desire to dominate others which gets in the way... he may also be a compulsive liar. Time will tell with this wacko! It always does.
Vic November 18, 2013 at 09:43 pm
Hind sight is 20/20... unfortunately...
rubberband August 21, 2013 at 05:56 pm
I have aspergers. So does my wife....and our son. We are all bright and high functioning. Any oneRead More who says something along the lines of : "No way he/she had autism, they were really smart/bright..." has no real information about autism. Instead of shaming and name calling, we try to offer facts and educate those around us when we can, letting someone know how autism is for US. You've met one person with autism, you have met one. The autistic population in on a spectrum (range) so we are all different and have different challenges..... Autism does NOT=stupid. A little observation here, almost predictably the people I have met who hold the view that autistic people are stupid are not only intolerant, but also the worst kind of stupid.... the willful kind... Usually the kind of people that are racist, bigoted, and hateful across the board...Reading the nasty letter a really awful neighbor gave to a woman care taking for her autistic grandson (link above in Carl's post) is a perfect example of my theory. Notice in her ignorant rant how many exclamation points she uses and the YELLING IN CAPS tells me she is a person with no power, wants SOMEONE to hear her so she might believe that being this offensive works. Most likely has no friends and a very unhappy life. I see the writer as a bitter, shallow, possibly bored, ego driven car wreck; apparently she felt it was her job to inform her neighbor of this vile hate for autistic children...ill-informed, hostile, baseless, and a complete lack of humanity and empathy, the writer of this nazi-eugenic like waste of paper most likely needs some therapy /mental health services. Happy, curious, gentle, caring people DO NOT write letters like that. I read her ugly letter to my son; here is what a deep, profound, AUTISTIC human said: "Wow.....funny how the ugliest sound is coming from her...does that qualify for irony?"
Carl Petersen III August 22, 2013 at 06:53 am
Rubberband: Thanks for your comment. Ignorance is combated when people of the spectrum and those ofRead More us who love people on the spectrum share our experiences.
rubberband August 22, 2013 at 01:38 pm
I agree. So does our son...we are actually rather happy open people...if you can see past my handRead More twisting that I do when I am stemming, or our son's subtle little beat boxing clicking sounds when he needs to calm himself, you might even like us.