12.27.2007

A Political Year In Pictures

"Sincerity"
"I Don't Recall My Own Name, Sometimes"

"4,207 Soldiers Dead In Iraq And Counting"


"Family Values Sometimes Means Being A Little Gay"



Edit: The joy of Christmas is flowing through some of the comments today:

83 comments:

goober said...

Like I saw on a pickup the otherday' "Enough is Enough, Vote Democratic".

Anonymous said...

and counting, and counting, and counting...

Anonymous said...

10:20, Don't forget to add the 3 thousand killed in the WTC and Pentagon attacks.

Anonymous said...

In the spirit of Kwanza, Can't we all just get along?

Anonymous said...

Well, you are.

Anonymous said...

Are those Dick's hands in the lower left? And are they reaching for Nancy's neck?

Anonymous said...

Terrorism is a bumper sticker. Brought to you by the brilliant John Edwards.

HHL said...

I for one think Pelosi is showing actual sincerity" in that picture.

Pelosi and her crew have done not one meaningful thing to thwart Bush/Cheney since taking control of congress.

Yes, they will send their Strongly Worded Letters(TM), and express outrage in their press conferences. And of course they are feeding at the earmark trough as much as you would expect. But their record of capitulation is pathetic as regards such trifling matters as war and the preservation of civil liberties. Such conduct might reasonably lead one to believe that their "opposition" to Bush/Cheney policies is simply a ruse -- a marketing strategy -- carried out in order to get votes.

This country needs a viable third party. Unfortunately, this ranks up there with a visit from Santa Claus on the scale of likelihood.

Anonymous said...

10:20, 10:37, then let's subtract the number of people whose lives were saved because our actions have stopped or hindered other attacks that would have otherwise occurred. Perhaps a few thousand anti-war people would be six feet under right now if not for our efforts. Has there been another attack in the U.S. since we've been doing all this? No. So why can't Bush get at least some consideration for success in preventing another attack?

Anonymous said...

He was framed

AnObiter said...

Happy Kwanzaa, 10:42.

Anonymous said...

I've always believed that statement about family values.

Anonymous said...

Who is the somewhat severe looking hottie overlooking gay boys shoulder?

Anonymous said...

It looks like James Dean is peeing on that guys arm!

Anonymous said...

If the perception was the Democrats were in charge the bumperstickers would say "Enough is enough, vote Republican" and that would be just as vapid and pointless.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but the 4000+ body count is meaningless.When you consider what our troops have accomplished and continue to accomplish every day the number is meaningless. It's also meaningless if it was right to go in the first place. This is where the will is tested.

Anonymous said...

The Marines who die are not soldiers.They are Marines.

Anonymous said...

At the Battle of Cold Harbor in the US Civil War 7000 troops died in less than 30 minutes.

Anonymous said...

In World War II I bet more than 4000 troops were dying per MONTH in action.

Anonymous said...

War is hell on the homefront too,God only knows what a women goes through,she still needs what a man is gone can't do.

Anonymous said...

Are George and Laura arm wrestling for control of the universe?

Anonymous said...

Apparently, not enough patriots are dying in the current war, so why don't we go ahead and invade Iran, and now since BB is dead, let's get Pakistan as well. Oh wait, we are fixin' to go in to Pakistan. I'm sure some of y'all can't wait for the numbers to start rising. Warmongers.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 1:45...
The portrait is of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, NOT James Dean and the "guy's arm" upon which it appears he is "peeing" is former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Anonymous said...

MZ I've been wondering where you were at. I think your hot.

Anonymous said...

Is that why my wife screwed around on me while I was in Iraq? Cuz she needed what a man whose gone can't do? I thought it was because she's a selfish filthy whoreish pig!

Anonymous said...

3:14 - Dubya is not arm wrestling with Laura; that's Nancy Pelosi - Speaker of the House.

wordkyle said...

News flash for the Liberal Democrats - the Democrat leaders know exactly what will happen if we leave Iraq. They have no intention of removing the troops there; they say such things to pander to the party-controlling left wing extremists who oppose the war based on shallow 60's philosophy.

Your opposition to the war is meaningless. The Democrat leaderhip lies to you to get your vote. They know the consequences of abandoning the war on terror, even if you don't.

Anonymous said...

Ah Nancy Pelosi, even more telling! Thanks for that heads up.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle - Liberal Dems do not need or heed your "newsflash." We all have our biases - you are coming from a totally different mindset than us liberal Democrats.

wordkyle said...

9:20 - There's nothing to "heed" - it's information, not a call to action. And I provide the information you "need" so that everyone else can see how your mindset leads you to mindlessly follow the leaders who continually lie to you. The Democrats have made promises for nearly fifty years that have never been fulfilled. The current Democrats' promises. made to mollify MoveOn.org and their ilk, are simply business as usual.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, in regard to all of the lies, have we found the weapons of mass destruction??? Also, why did we send the majority of our troops to Iraq when it was well documented that Osama was in Afghanistan? And why are we there to liberalize Iraq? I thought we were looking for the man who travels by horse and was responsible for 911.

Oh well, I guess we will never know with all of those funny politicians;-)

Anonymous said...

ANON 9:20

we can all tell that is Sharon Barnett Wilson aka TXSHARON. She thinks she is the champion of all Liberals across the nation.

Anonymous said...

9:22 - You sure are a coward, outing some one's real full name while you're hiding behind "anonymous". Give us your real full name and maybe we'll think you're more than a sack of crap.

It's BS that Barry posted a hateful comment with some one's full name. I guess Barry didn't get a box of integrity or character for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

9:55,

Look at her blog. It has a link to some BS award she won for being a blogger or something. It doesn't seem like she's trying to hide her identity.

She is a leftist kook, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

I tried to go to her blog but my computer flashed a liberal weenie alert and wouldn't proceed.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen her blog lately, She is bragging about not using energy by not having Central Heat and air. She concludes it's okay that her Son suffers because he is "hot Natured". Isn't this child abuse?

She also says that she "chose" this way of life so she wouldn't go into debt. She claims that she is going green by not using the heat or A/C, but plugs in her electric heaters. huh?

Also, down further on her blog she brags on pictures of going to a "winter Solstice" celebration. The link she provides shows pictures of her being "the fire starter". Does she not celebrate Christmas or is she a witch that worships Pagan gods? Whatever she is, she's a weirdo.

Anonymous said...

Txsharon has done more for you idiots in Wise County than you can ever imagine, even you red ones, unless you enjoy drinking toxic-waste tainted water.

Anonymous said...

TXSHARON HAS DONE NOTHING BUT RIDE THE COAT TAILS OF OTHER PEOPLES WORK AND STRUGGLES. I dare you to show where she has made a difference. You don't live here in Wise County and you have no idea how she has harmed the Democrats she claims to be helping here. If you like her so much, Please take her off our hands.

Anonymous said...

I'm the 9:20 poster & I'm not TXSharon & I don't know TXSharon personally, although I do find that her posts accurately reflect my positions on numerous occassions. If I did know her, we would probably be friends.
I stay anonymous so that I can avoid pre-conceived notions that you boys always cling to; once someone goes by a name, many of you kick in all your stereotypical biases everytime you refer to someone like TXSharon or mzchief.

And Wordkyle, you said, "Your opposition to the war is meaningless" is information????? Sounds like an opinion to me.

And your statement -
"The Democrats have made promises for nearly fifty years that have never been fulfilled."
Agreeing that Democratic programs had to go through the usual compromisng of our 2-party system -here are some biggies from the Democratic party that overall, promises were kept -
Social Security
Medicare
Medicaid
Head Start
School Lunch program
School Breakfast program
Pell Grant for college students/college tuitioin tax deduction
Clean Air & Water
Equal Opportunity
Stem Cell Research (still working on this one)
Abortion that is "safe, legal, & rare" (From party platform - I don't know how to do those links.)
Civil Rights for Minorities, Women & Gays
Privacy Rights
Progressive tax system
First Amendment Protections
Separation of Church & State
Pay-as-you-go budgeting
Assault Weapons Ban (lost out to Dubya & repub.)
Brady Bill
Tolerance
Diversity
American with Disablities Act
Motor Voter Bill (to make it easier to vote, not harder as the Repubs are doing now.)
Against Poll taxes

I gotta go, so I'll stop.

Sign me....
one of "MoveOn.org & their ilk",
NOT TXSharon

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:03

This obviously shows how much you don't know. To openly come into a blog based in Wise County and ask for the people who really know Sharon Wilson (TXSharon) and ask them to accept the fact she has disallowed Toxic Waste in Wise County is a presumption, I assume you get from reading her self proclaimed Blog. She has done nothing to stop one drop of the toxic mess in Wise County that I assure you. In reality she takes research and information from others and commits acts of plagiarisms and links to blogs or posting work as if it was news, when it is only copied from the alliance she belongs to. Nothing in her blog shows originality and if you actually did some research you would see that I am correct. You sir/madam are terribly misguided, not really your fault, but now you have been warned and any further attempt to put Sharon Wilson on a pedestal will only cost you your credibility.

Anonymous said...

Dang, I read through your list of "programs" or "promises" or whatever you call them and By golly, I could give a crap about any of them! Especially the Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban ~ two of the most useless pieces of legislation ever passed into law. I think if you go back and research your list, you'll find that 90% of it is either 1) dead 2) meaningless or 3) in its death throes (Social Security ~ those of us paying into it now will never benefit from it ~ we all have to realize that we need to be responsible for our own retirement $$. Is that so hard to understand? I guess it would be if you're a liberal wanting government handouts for everything).

If you're gonna cut-and-paste a list from some leftist website without doing any research, you deserve to be a Democrat! We don't want you.

Anonymous said...

anom 11:54

When you say "she" is a leftist Kook, I hope you are only labeling her. I lean a little to the left and so does Barry obviously, are we all Kooks?

Anonymous said...

2:23, What flavor kool aid do you drink? I don't know where to start. Privacy Rights? Is that the one where Billary and Hillary had over 900 FBI files on private citizens and Kennedy had J Edgar spy on Martin Luther? The Motor Voter Act? The one where Hitlary wants licenses issued to illegals so that they can vote? Why aren't you pushing for free car insurance, free utilities, free house payments, free food, and free clothes. Those are all consitutional rights just like abortion, even though it is not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution. Tell TxSheehan that God gave us natural resources to use. Oh wait, I forgot. She doesn't believe in God. And ask her if she took CHristmas day off or if she volunteered to work while everyone else at the Dollar store was off.

Anonymous said...

2:45,

SHE definatly epitomizes the terms "kook" and a "leftist."

There's nothing wrong with a little bit of left leaning, but please don't fool yourself into believeing that Barry's only leaning. He's done fell off the fence. There's a difference in a "lean" and an outright "bias", which Barry obviously has. If he was merely leaning left, he would at least reproduce some liberal political faux pas instead of ONLY including those of Republicans.

Don't kid yourself ~ he's a lawyer and they are the worst kind of liberals.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Wordbyle and all you warmongers!

I urge you to read the January, 2008 Texas Monthly article "What the Iraq War Did to Bravo Troop".

Although I am sure you will consider it liberal-biased media drivel, since it is Texas Monthly, it's taken directly from the troop's mouths (who were based at Fort Hood, Texas). Here's a couple of snippets:

"I think we got blown up for nothing".

And another, from the author, "Like an untold number of US soldiers in Iraq, the brave young men of Bravo Troop were lab rats in a slipshod military experiment. Theirs is the story of everything that's gone wrong in this great fiasco of a war".

You Wise County right-wing-nut, neo-con sheeple need to do yourselves a favor, and pick up the January issue for posterity. It also has the 2007 Bum Steer awards. Heck - y'all made history twice; 1: Decatur's own Victory Family Church's billboard (blecchh - I hope the IRS starts auditing non-profit religious establishments soon) and 2: Craig Estes.

No wonder it smells when I drive through Decatur, or when the wind blows from the south up in to Gawd's country.

Anonymous said...

2:44 - I guess you didn't read the latest report that said Social Security is solvent until 2040. It's not perfect & needs some adjusting, but I bet you won't send yours back. And I bet you'll accept Medicaid or Medicare, even it is brougth to you by those mean old leftist Democrats. I didn't my list from some web page, just my head. I did look up pay-as-you-go budgeting to make sure my wording was right.
And leave TXSharon alone - This is NOT TXSHARON & I don't even know her. You'll just have to take out your hatin on little ole anonymous me.

Anonymous said...

3:37 ~ special delivery to Fantasyland from Reality:

Well, I'm glad you have more faith in SS than I do. I'm maxing out every retirement vehicle I have available to me and also stockpiling after-tax savings so that I don't have to depend on the government for my retirement income. You're delusional if you think SS will last until 2040 and if you think you'll be able to live on your wonderful Democratic social programs... I'll retire in about 20 years and my assumption is that I'll be on my own and I'll be comfortable...

That's the difference between us and you... we depend on ourselves and you're always looking for handouts from your giant government.

Where do you people come from? You're living in some non-existant Utpoia. It just makes me laugh.

Anonymous said...

3:37, Hillbillary has a file on you.

Anonymous said...

3:37, The answer to Social Security is called privatization, but you can't pry that cash cow from liberal weenies cold dead hands.

Anonymous said...

2:45PM, according to the likes of Wordkyle and Reagan RIP (can you dig "liberal weenie"), we are all kooks. But who are they to say? In my book, they and their ilk are paving the way towards destruction of the world as we know it.

Anonymous said...

3:16, Please try to keep up with current events. The IRS is auditing 6 religious orginizations. And guess what? One of them is noneother than old Rev. Al Sharpton. And as far as I know, he is the only one crying that he is being targeted because of his race. The last time I checked, Rev Al is a liberal weenie. I guess you get what you ask for.

Anonymous said...

Sharon Wilson (TXSharon) is her own worst enemy and obviously the mere mention of her name draws contemp from the readers. Does that tell you anything about good Ol' Sharon Wilson? You might share her views on Politics, but what she concludes and her reasoning for dealing with it, come on?!

Anonymous said...

3:58 - Quoting you:
"That's the difference between us and you... we depend on ourselves and you're always looking for handouts from your giant government."

Please don't pretend to know the difference between me & you, whoever you are. I expect to get something out of social security because I have been paying into it for 35 years. I do NOT expect to be able to live on it - it was never meant to be anything other than a supplement to retirement savings. My husband & I make over $200,000/year & we do NOT look for government handouts. We do, however, expect to pay more of the load of the taxes, since we have been fortunate enough in this country to make a good living. I don't agree with Bush's taxcuts for those making over $200,000/yr. He claims that those that pay most of the taxes should get most of the tax cuts. I, on the other hand, believe that those who have most of the money should PAY most of the taxes, since those are the ones that are not living paycheck to paycheck to just make ends meet. There are many wealthy individuals, who have much more than I (I'm not setting myself up as wealthy, but we are comfortable) that believe in a progressive tax system. When we vote, we don't vote FOR the party that will let us have the lowest taxes; instead, we vote FOR a system of justice that allows those that are struggling at the bottom to have some gov't programs (mainly financed by the fortunate ones at the top) that will help them out for a while. I think Jesus was all about helping the poor - something you right-wing name-callers conveniently & frequently forget, although I wouldn't be suprised if you are a regular church goer.... you just don't get that part of the message.

So to set you straight, I do NOT depend on a giant government for handouts, but I do expect to finance programs locally & with my taxes that help out those that are unable to provide food & a home for their families. ANd if you call that a bleeding heart, I am much more comfortable with that moniker that a cold heart.

Anonymous said...

Name the other 5, 5:07.

wordkyle said...

2:23 - All the pieces of legislation you listed have not solved the problems they promised to solve. If they had, the programs could have been dissolved.

For example, Social Security - How can it be labeled a success? The return on what is taken from people in SS taxes is pitiful compared to what they could make if allowed to invest their own money in their own way. SS is simply another tax used to control voters (see how many times Democrats have told seniors that Republicans will cut their Social Security.)

Your Democrat "success" is instead hurting people by taking money away from them that they could invest and get a better return. So, in fact, the government is harming people, and forcing them to live on less than they could otherwise.

Again, the Democrats promised one thing and the complete opposite occurred. Yet you trot it out with pride, without regard to the facts.

11:38 - You're dragging out nags that have already been beaten.

1) There is no evidence that Bush "lied" about WMD. He, and every other government entity in the known universe, was wrong, perhaps; but no evidence of lying.

2) Catching Osama is not the ultimate goal -- defeating the Islamic terrorists who want to kill Americans is. In 2003 Iraq was considered a credible threat by those in charge. It was a prudent decision to take out Saddam Hussein.

Anonymous said...

7:03, You have a computer. Google it yourself.

Anonymous said...

7:03, I'll give you a hint. One is in Newark and he has his own jet.

Anonymous said...

6:43,

"When we vote, we don't vote FOR the party that will let us have the lowest taxes; instead, we vote FOR a system of justice that allows those that are struggling at the bottom to have some gov't programs (mainly financed by the fortunate ones at the top) that will help them out for a while."

I don't know what to tell you. Good luck with that.

First you say:

"Please don't pretend to know the difference between me & you..."

Then you turn around and say:

"although I wouldn't be suprised if you are a regular church goer.... you just don't get that part of the message."

At the risk of being redundant...

Quoting you:

"Please don't pretend to know the difference between me & you..."

I hope you enjoy your retirement on Fantasy Island. Say hello to Tattoo, Mr. Roark, TXSharon & mzchief for us.

I can't be lieve I'm wasing my time with this. My grandmother always told me to never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person. Sorry Grandma....

Anonymous said...

6:43, Why don't you and HillBilly Clinton just send in more money to the government if you don't think you pay enough taxes. There is no law that says you can't. But I doubt if you have accounts in the Caymen Islands like Bill to shelter you from the taxes. If I hear the rich don't pay their fair share of taxes one more time from a liberal weenie.............

Anonymous said...

11:29 - Your arrogant superiority throughout your comment is obnoxious.

A minor point - There is a difference in your comment, "That's the difference in us and you....."
& 6:43's comment, "I wouldn't be surprised if you are....."
Your statement is stated as a fact; 6;43's is stated as a supposition, obviously making a guess & not trying to present a guess as a fact.

I believe you owe your Grandma an apology allright - but for a different reason than the one you stated.

Anonymous said...

Poor wittle 10:58...

Did I offend your sensibilities?

Did you get your wittle feelers hurt?

GFY. You ain't seen obnoxious yet.

Anonymous said...

11:29-
You and I obviously have totally different value systems.
You value different things than I, you reason differently than I.
Just because of that, I don't think that you are witless......... which come to think of it, is a very good example of our differences.
-6:43

Anonymous said...

Whoa 11:14!
You win! You win the Mean & Obnoxious Award you seem to be going for.
Blood pressure up much?
LOL

Anonymous said...

6:43, I remember something in the Bible about Jesus helping the poor when it said, give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you feed him for life. Can you see any difference in how a liberal weenie reacts to that situation as opposed to a conservative?

Anonymous said...

Everybody BP Ok!
Go weenie schnitzels!

Anonymous said...

2:36 - "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime."
I like that quote too, but Jesus didn't say it. It's a Chinese Proverb. I certainly agree with that and support programs like Workfare, Day Care support, Pell Grants - Speaking of Pell Grants - we need to increase those as college tuition is going through the roof & I certainly believe education is the most obvious way out of poverty.

Anonymous said...

3:56 -
What does "BP" mean?

Anonymous said...

I do not care for Rove at all, but looking at the picture, I think of a person clowning around and having a good time. Not no Gay, or Right-Wing BS, or political crap at all. Just a man having a good time and cutting up. Actually did not know he had it in him to act/look like that. "TurdBlossom" at his finest.

Anonymous said...

Yes 2:36 I can see a difference! The Conservatives want to teach the poor to fish, then the Conservatives take most of the fish the poor caught for themselves to the cannery. IE: Cotton Plantations?
Song Lines from Bob wills and Light Crust Dough Boys/Texas Playboys from the song "Take Me Back To Tulsa":
Little bee sucks the blossom big bee gives the honey
Dark man raise the cotton white man gets the money

Later changed this line to be more politically correct:
Poor man raise the cotton, rich man gets the money

Charlie Daniels song "Long Haired Country Boy":

A rich man goes to college,
And a poor man goes to work

Everybody cannot be wealthy! There has to be a group to do the work of the wealthy. If everybody was rich, there would be no rich people.

What about if the man (or woman) was crippled and could not fish? What did Jesus say about them? To conservatives, maybe they are just "fish bait." They do not deserve to be taken care of. It is their own fault they are crippled. Jesus, like all good Conservatives, hates them. Or maybe they are just faking being crippled to cash in on the "bleeding heart liberal" bandwagon. Conservative Jesus hates fakers also! Who knows. But, what would Jesus do? Ya Schnitzels?
What kind of Rod and Reels did Jesus use? Diawa? Garcia? Johnson? TruTemper? Zebco? Plueger? Westernfield? J. C. Higgins? Penn? Did Jesus prefer Stren or Berkley Trilene? Did Jesus play a Banjo while he was fishing? Are any of these answers in the Bible? How about the Fishermans Bible?

Anonymous said...

5:42, Jesus just walked out on the water and snatched one with his bare hands. You make things so complicated.

Anonymous said...

Gee Barry, don't you realize how you've let Wise County get such a redneck reputation by allowing such drivel from some of these Wise Guys to be posted on your blog comment section? I guess you're just trying to keep the population down in your own little way. I can assure you I would never consider living in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

4:24, Can we have gas grants too? If you haven't noticed, gas prices are going through the roof also. Liberal weenie institutions charging more and more for tuitions and the liberal weenie solution is more government give aways.

Anonymous said...

Thank Christ I'm moving out of this dump... good riddance!

Anonymous said...

Wise Guys, that's cute.

Anonymous said...

Liberal weenie institutions (as well as God-Fearing Conservative institutions) are charging more and more because the Neocon snitzles/snotzles cut out state college funding to the point of it being almost impossible for the "everyone has the same chance for higher education" pugo scenerio to be practical. But that Liberal Weenie routine is very funny. In fact, everytime "Liberal Weenie" is used, that means the Terrorist are winning a little bit more. Radicals think alike mostly. The common ground is Radicals are Radicals. Regardless of type. Libral Weenies!!!! Ha Ha. Funneeeeee.....

Anonymous said...

8:30, Keyword being STATE college funding. It's not Uncle Sams job to fund everything like you liberal weenies think it is.

Dingy Heron said...

6:51 There is no Redneck Reputation to it at all. It is Really Redneck! Redneck state, Redneck County, Redneck Thinking, Redneck Conservative Bullying. Hey Buddy, it is all REDNECK! It is a good thing you would never consider living in this Redneck County. You would probably could not be able to take it. That is, unless you are a true Redneck. But at least the Blog Master allows "Drivel" from other
counties, Rednecks, and other sources. Your comment is proof of this!
Go Neocon Redneck Schnitzels!!!! We hate, really hate, librul weenies in this county. GO RED!

Anonymous said...

9:13 does NOT speak for all Wise County. He certainly doesn't speak for me or my family or my friends. This is getting embarrassing. I rarely come across people at work or play that are as intolerant, judgmental, crass, or rude as the self-professed rednecks in these posts.

Anonymous said...

dingy - you need to crawl back under your rock. Do us all a favor & evolve a bit before you come back out.

Anonymous said...

Could somebody please make my New Years Wish come true and say the commenter at 8:07 pm is TXSharon Wilson.

If so, Champagne is on me Boys!

Anonymous said...

Oops, I just realized it couldn't be TXSharon, because she is the Fire Starter witch and doesn't have faith in Christ, so why would she want to thank him. Well, at least when I thought it might be her moving I found out that my Viagra was working. VIVA VIAGRA!

Anonymous said...

Anon.@245-Yes

Anonymous said...

The comment in the edit kind of reminds me of Clark Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation in the scene at the office, saying merry Christmas to the execs.

"Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, kiss my ass. Kiss his ass. Kiss your ass. Happy Hanukkah."

I will have to tell you one thing I've changed in my life. Anytime I use a public restroom, in the seated position, I always make sure to keep both of my feet perfectly still during the operation in progress.

Merry Christmas Barry, and a Happy New Year.

Steve and Lorie.