Chuck Hagel is a political hack who only won because of the company he left ensured his victory when he was running in Nebraska, that company was Diebold. Why would anyone want to trust a person who runs a company that creates voting machines, when they decide to run for office using those machines? What he said about Iraq at the time was brave, kudos to him for saying that, but he is just as much as an “insider” as one can get, the narrative paints he as being flexible and open, but don’t buy the dog and pony show, because that what it all is.
My cynical side says they are ALL insiders. There is so much corruption in DC!! They are allowed to do insider trading that would but Wall Streeters in jail. Both parties are part of the scams, and change the rules to meet their needs.
What is funny is that Hagel is being lauded by the Left because of what he said during the Iraq War, I must admit he was cogent when describing the war as a “meat grinder,” but this is 2012, he still voted for the war then. Don’t trust Republicans in Democrat clothing, (I was going for the wolves in sheep clothing, but I didn’t want to call Democrats sheep.)
True but if we’re going down that road why not give our crooks cabinet jobs?
Pfffttt – show me a Wall Streeter who has gone to jail – other than Madoff, who got caught ripping off the 1%.
Outstanding movie, amazing, powerful, deep, and bloody. What we expect from a Quentin Tarantino movie. For all those that complain because of the language used in the film, well they can go frakk themselves.
I’ve been wanting to see this one! I thought it would probably be better on the big screen. I heard the music was pretty good, too. Did you see it today?
I saw it today, the movie is bloody awesome, the music is perfect. Only Tarantino could get the music he wanted in a story like that to work.
exactly—eff political correctness gone wild, that’s a symptom of the liberal disease.
How do you make that emoticon that shows the box and the check mark inside it? I completely agree that it is a Liberal disease.
I am tired–good night everyone.
Hugs, and good night, my friend!
Darn, I missed you. Happy Valentine’s Day, M!
Good night, M. Sending healing vibes to you. Be well.
Sleep well comrade.
Goodnight, M. Sorry I missed you! Happy Valentines Day to you! I hope you’re feeling much better and are taking it easy.
Politics suck, IMHO. It so very much divides us when it could unite us in so many positive ways. If you got normal people in a room and hashed it out, real solutions would emerge. But… there is so much money at stake, the whole system gets corrupted.
I think the people you are talking about are the one’s drown out by the loud mouths.
I agree. The longer you stay away from politics the more healthy you’ll become in mind and spirit.
So, you’re content to let any jackass run the show?
To be cynical and brutally honest, the “show” has been handpicked at a national level, Yes, at the local level it is different, so being engaged more with local issues is more prudent than hoping for national change vie an election. You and your darn questions that take longer than one response to answer, I’m cutting you off from the second response I was going to give.
I agree with you on those points. But avoiding the unpleasantness gives them free rein to continue. Nothing will change by doing the same thing. The voters must be engaged.
The voter must be engaged, but even so- at the national level most voters ought to have realized by now that the office of the Presidency changes the President, not the other way around.
I’m not impressed with Hagel either. He spit on ambassador Hormel, when spewing sh*t at queers was perfectly OK, and he risked NOTHING. Now it puts you on the WRONG side of History. He also is as bad as Akin on women’s choice and women in combat.
Good points! But, but he was critical of the Bush and the War, that is all he has, because everywhere else he is directly opposite of the wants of Democrats.
Yes, there are a lot of lousy politicians, but there are some good ones, as well.
The truth is… they are all we have.
They are the ones who pass the laws and implement them, and those laws affect all of us.
I can only speak for myself.
I am not happier or healthier when I am disengaged from politics. I am happier and healthier when I am active.
Hi, Termgirl! You have a strong point, it is they who we are left with good or bad. Politics though for me has really been something that has stressed me out more than it should. I’m to some extent cynical about it more than skeptical.
I fully agree.
Yeah, politics really brings out the worst in people.
I’m not too far away from this:
A senior citizen said to his eighty-year old buddy:
‘So I hear you’re getting married?’
‘Do I know her?’
‘This woman, is she good looking?’
‘Is she a good cook?’
‘Naw, she can’t cook too well.’
‘Does she have lots of money?’
‘Nope! Poor as a church mouse.’
‘Well, then, is she good in bed?’
‘I don’t know.’
‘Why in the world do you want to marry her then?’
‘Because she can still drive!’
You better marry her then. 🙂
u getting hitched snos?
In about 20 years. I tried being married once, that was enough. Glad it works for many of you though!
Lolz! I think?!
Awwww, your avi so cute!!!
With all the cruse ship incidents, why would anyone go on one?
Because they feed you until you pop, then you get hammered.
Is that included in the cost?
I know the food is, not sure about the booze.
I went along with my mother on a nice 10 day cruise, my godparents went too. Unfortunately it was a VERY elderly cruise.( Royal Caribean) I’d rather fly directly to Barbados and spend all my time there. It’s everything I ever dreamed a tropical osland would be. Aruba was too hot and desert like.
Good question. It was a nice idea I held, planning a trip if I ever had the money, but they are doing a horrible job of making it appealing, like who really wants to float around in the water and smell crap all day long, let a lone worry about the skipper ramming the darn thing into some rocks, or grounding it.
C1 has a cruise booked for September. Now I’m dreading her going. I guess if she packs a port a potty, a solar phone charger and her own food, maybe I won’t worry as much.
Not me. I don’t understand why they couldn’t take the people off the boat.
Happy Valentines Day, Haruko! I’m with you, they had a freakin’ cruise ship that came to give them supplies and stuff. I’d want to sue the chit out of ’em.
It would cost too much.
True. It never ceases to amaze me how money dictates everything!!!
Just finished Project Runway, and wasn’t happy who they kicked off. They dumped this little odd fellow, and the woman who was also in the bottom, EVERYONE on their team denounced as the weakest link, and the odd fellow is the one who saved her dress.
i often get pissed about the votes on survivor, I don’t think i watch a shown with judges.
Bette Midler was one of the judges tonight
Sorry, this one is pretty cute:
A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlor and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool… After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.
The waitress asked kindly, ‘Crushed nuts?’
‘No,’ he replied, ‘Arthritis.’
That is great, sad but funny!
ok i’m posting a page about snos because he is here—–just wait for my heads up if you let the KAT take it then you only have yourself to blame—page in 10 minutes .
Oh noes! Happy Valentines Day, to you and Mrs. JH. I hope you spoiled her today, especially since she’s not feeling well?!!!
thanks—-she’s feeling better today.
ok are you guys ready?
Hey, Boy! Those shows bother me – I know they’re rigged.
ok other than the cat anyone ready?
We’ll never win, Jack.
ok now !!!!!!!!!!
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