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The Most Pernicious Phrases In The English Language

by Flyovercountry ( 123 Comments › )
Filed under Uncategorized at December 3rd, 2012 - 8:00 pm

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There are many such phrases that qualify for placement in this essay to be sure, but time and attention spans will prevent me from hitting on them all. There is a sameness in the root of all of these expressions however, and that sameness is that they are endlessly uttered by self anointed moral superiors, who usually have reacted solely based upon their own emotions, or wish to affect changes in public policy based on eliciting an emotional response from the majority of the people they are addressing with their commentary.

We Must Ensure That This Never Happens Again.

Hearing this phrase after some tragic event is as natural as B following A in the alphabet. Offered immediately in the emotional aftermath of some event, usually one in which a very visible crime was committed with a hand gun, it is nothing more than a ploy to get Americans acting without thinking based on an emotional appeal. The major problem with it of course is that it completely ignores several dozen aspects of the given tragedy which are based in that little part of our universe called reality. We would all like to keep anything bad from ever happening in the world, ever again, but to be blunt, that will not ever be possible. To paraphrase Thomas Sowell, there are never all encompassing solutions, only trade offs.

We’ll use the latest tragedy thoughtfully provided by a famous sports figure run amok as an example. Javon Belcher recently took his pistol, shot his pregnant girl friend dead, drove himself to the Kansas City Chiefs facility, and while talking to coaches there, decided to end his own life. My heart goes out to the families of both Belcher and Perkins, as well as the other members of the Chiefs team and staff, and most assuredly the coaches who got to witness Belcher’s final act live in real time. The Bob Costas use of the aforementioned phrase however is one of the most pernicious uses of self aggrandizement to have ever been uttered over our television air waves. His statement that we can prevent tragedy from ever again darkening our national mood by simply ridding ourselves of hand guns is as evil as it is stupid.

Putting aside for the moment the absolute banality of this line of thought, that criminals who already ignore almost all of the laws of our society, will choose gun control laws as those only social guidelines to which they will adhere, why not look at the many laboratories we have for this theory around our nation today. It does not take a rocket scientist to realize that the worst of our gun violence, highest crime rates, worst civic breakdowns occur in those places with the greatest restrictions on hand gun ownership. Forcing the Washington Bullets to change the name of their Basketball team to the Washington Wizards has resulted in no fewer unsolved murders do to hand gun violence. The tighter those restrictions have become in our nation’s capital as a matter of fact, the worse that problem has become. Has anyone else noticed that those horrible mass shootings only ever occur in, “gun free zones?”

Next, let’s look at the self aggrandizing portion of the Costas rant. Javon Belcher was part of an industry that has produced a considerable amount of wealth not only for the owners and players in the NFL, but for many ancillary businesses as well. Indeed, Costas’ job and career only exist one could argue, because of the many Javon Belchers of the nation who are so eager to sacrifice their well being and physical safety in order to slash each other to pieces once per week. I’m not judging that by any stretch of the imagination, indeed I watch it as fervently as the next guy, (go Steelers!) What I am saying, is that this may have been the cause of Costas failing to ask even a single question that any first year journalism student at even the lowest cost university in our country could have come up with on the spur of the moment.

Did Javon Belcher have a history of smoking that, “harmless substance,” known as Marijuana? I have read many times over the years about my favorite football players being arrested for this, and in a society where someone literally has to be acting like a complete imbecile in order to be arrested for this speaks volumes about this issue. Was Javon Belcher using steroids? There have been many instances of professional athletes acting in reprehensible ways due to steroid use over the years, including the no longer living Lyle Alzado getting out of his car to beat up other motorists on Los Angelos’s infamously disorganized and slow moving free way system, and Chris Benoit’s murder suicide which took the lives of his wife and child as well. (The Benoit murder suicide is notable also due to its lack of gun. Benoit, pictured below, did not need a firearm to commit his crime.) Did Belcher have a history of domestic violence which may have been overlooked or swept under the NFL carpet due to the value of Belcher to other people? Dozens of people interacted with Belcher on an ongoing basis. Was there some warning sign in Belcher’s behavior that was purposefully ignored, due to that perceived value? Costas in his remarks asked none of this, but instead pointed his finger at our Constitution’s Second Amendment and laid blame squarely on the shoulders of people who believe in preserving it.

Somewhere in the task of making certain this never happens again, we need to look beyond the emotional, to see what some of the real problems are, like rampant drug use, a lifetime of people looking the other way, never having behavioral parameters established for our famous figures, and never holding politicians accountable for the consequences of the bad policies that they inflict upon us. What we get instead from the likes of Bob Costas is a sickening dose of moral superiority and arrogant pontification on a subject which he clearly has spent almost zero time in thinking through.

We Need To Affect Changes In Public Policy For The Good Of The Public, Who Aren’t Capable Of Making Good Decisions For Themselves.

Closely related to the above statement, this one may actually be worse, because those who make it are setting themselves up as a defacto superior, someone who, for our own good will take it upon themselves to tell the rest of us how to live. For an example of this one in action, look no further than the war on cigarettes and soda pop. I am not a smoker myself, but I also find it reprehensible that cigarette smoking has been banned almost everywhere in our society. After forcing cigarette smokers to fund stadiums all across the fruited plains through sin taxes and such, we then told those members of our society who actually paid for those marvelous stadiums that they were not allowed to partake of their habits there. Because Mayor Bloomberg knows more about my life and how I should lead it than I do, I can no longer buy a soda pop beyond 16oz. in his city. Not that I need to by sodas of that size, and always request the small size at any restaurant, I would still prefer that decision to be a private transaction between myself and the vendor. Government has no business being involved in such.

The danger here is that there is no end in sight as to what will be considered too important a decision to allow me to make on my own. At what point will any of this end, having others looking out for our own well being. We have not only had school kids complaining that the Michelle Obama dietary rules for school lunches are leaving kids hungry, and have indeed created black markets for chocolate syrup, Oreo Cookies, and Oscar Mayer’s supposedly meat products, but also intruded themselves into the world of packed lunches with teams of nosy bureaucrats inspecting the brown bags carried from home. At what point will we call baloney on these self anointed supremely arrogant busybodies and note that number one, they themselves seldom follow their own rules, and number two, their rules are nonsense. They will not be satisfied with our collective safety until we are all living in rubber rooms with no sharp edges and no laces with which to tie our shoes. Before anyone tells me about how that’s hyperbole, I visited an Outback Steak House recently, and discovered that they’ve drastically reduced their menu, serving sizes, and seasonings for their formerly delicious bill of fair in order to satisfy the Nutrition Nazi’s. For those who want to subsist on food pellets approved of by bureaucrats who have appointed themselves as our protectors, enjoy the lives you have determined for yourselves, leave me and my arteries alone, it’s not your concern.

The sad fact is that there is inherent risk in everyday life, and a life with zero risk would drive anyone worth hanging around with irretrievably insane, myself included. So, if you are one of those who would wish that for your own existence, have fun. If your are one of those people who would wish that for others while you enjoy a more fulfilling existence, than you are the evil that must be purged from society, and society’s memory, as the unwanted cancer that you are. I notice that the Obama’s have once again placed themselves above the lifestyle they advocate for others with their $4 Million 20 day vacation junket to Hawaii funded at tax payer expense. My guess is that they won’t be subsisting on food pellets while in our Pacific Paradise. Maybe we can get the White House to accurately keep count of Michelle’s caloric intake on this one.

Social Or Economic Justice

When you hear this one uttered, what follows will be the farthest thing from justice that any human being would be able to imagine. Somehow, the progenitors of this particular phrase are capable of twisting their logic into a form where people who work productively are considered greedy evil pigs for not giving enough of their fruits over to others in our society who contribute nothing and spend their days as takers. We all know that Welfare was originally established as a means to help people get back on their feet in order to support themselves, and as such, I can find precious few people who disagree with that particular function. However, the entire system has become a lifestyle for far too many Americans, and an administrative nightmare which is overseen by an army of bureaucrats who also benefit from a system that pays a handsome wage to many who benefit from its ongoing existence. Rather than those who receive the fruits of the labors of others saying thank you America for supporting me, we get an endless stream of people who demand more and more free goodies from the public largess. This warped sense of justice has now found its way past our borders and actually sees our government advertising how to get American Foodstamps on Mexican Radio.

Those people who advocate for Social Justice have invariably succeeded in exempting their own personal property rights from the virtues of redistribution, or any discussion of such. Invariably, the discussion of who’s rich is either those who possess one more dollar than who gets to make that determination, or depends on someone who is so wealthy that they will be automatically exempted from the consequences of the policies they advocate for the rest of us. When Will Ferrell, Bruce Springsteen, or Demi Moore need medical attention one decade from now, they won’t be subjected to the same rationing of care and unavailability of medical professionals as the rest of us, they’ll have the money necessary to pay for their own private care. Those concerns never had an impact on their decision making process when they used social justice as an excuse to destroy our medical services industry. Consequences are only something for us little people to worry about. Some may call them foolish or stupid, but I’ll stick with evil. I’ve watched my last movie and listened to my last piece of music from any of them. As more of these dolts pontificate on subjects that they have zero knowledge or credibility, my list of banned entertainers grows. I don’t mind that they have an opinion, just that they cheer lead for things where they have no skin in the game, that they use their celebrity status to make my life harder.

Here’s someone who can counter this nonsense far better than I ever could.

Cross Posted from Musings of a Mad Conservative.

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123 Responses to “The Most Pernicious Phrases In The English Language”
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  1. brookly red
    1 | December 3, 2012 8:19 pm

    We Must Ensure That This Never Happens Again…

    /shoulda been Romney’s slogan.


  2. darkwords
    2 | December 3, 2012 8:20 pm

    Katie Pavlich ‏@KatiePavlich
    FACTS: Columbine, VA Tech, Colorado theatre near Denver all gun free zones cc: @TheJuanWilliams


  3. darkwords
    3 | December 3, 2012 8:23 pm

    Hitler:”This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!”
    Chancellor, Germany, 1933


  4. Lily
    4 | December 3, 2012 8:25 pm

    @ darkwords:

    Everything about Columbine you heard through the media was false. The two teenage killers weren’t being bullied..they were the bullies. The rush to judgement with the media leaves a lot of the facts in it’s wake.


  5. darkwords
    5 | December 3, 2012 8:26 pm

    Eventually leads to this:

    Big-character posters (simplified Chinese: 大字报; traditional Chinese: 大字報; pinyin: dàzìbào; literally “big-character reports”) are handwritten, wall-mounted posters using large-sized Chinese characters, used as a means of protest, propaganda, and popular communication. They have been used in China since imperial times, but became more common when literacy rates rose after the 1911 revolution. They have also incorporated limited-circulation newspapers, excerpted press articles, and pamphlets intended for public display.
    A key trigger in the Cultural Revolution was the publication of a dàzìbào on May 25, 1966, by Nie Yuanzi (聂元梓/聶元梓) and others at Peking University, claiming that the university was controlled by bourgeois anti-revolutionaries. The poster came to the attention of Mao Zedong, who had it broadcast nationally and published in the People’s Daily. Big-character posters were soon ubiquitous, used for everything from sophisticated debate to satirical entertainment to rabid denunciation; being attacked in a big-character poster was enough to end one’s career. One of the “four great rights” in the 1975 state constitution was the right to write dàzìbào.


  6. Lily
    6 | December 3, 2012 8:26 pm

    @ darkwords:

    Look how that turned out. :shock:


  7. Lily
    7 | December 3, 2012 8:28 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    We Must Ensure That This Never Happens Again…
    /shoulda been Romney’s slogan.

    Problem is too many Americans didn’t think anything was happening except the evil Republicans were going to hurt the poor and protect the rich.
    /Still wouldn’t have worked.


  8. darkwords
    8 | December 3, 2012 8:28 pm

    @ 4 Lily: I’d agree. the media is always in a rush and loose with the facts. Slow with corrections. The 2 or 3 national stories that I had local knowledge of had major glaring reporting errors in them. One then tends to think almost everyone New York Time article is probably like that. The GoP should search for the dumbest national reporter and start outing him.


  9. darkwords
    9 | December 3, 2012 8:29 pm

    @ Lily:
    Obama would like that quote I think. Maybe Costas would write it up for him.


  10. darkwords
    10 | December 3, 2012 8:31 pm

    We Must Ensure That This Never Happens Again.

    I also hear this sometimes.

    It’s the right thing to do.

    Used as a method to short circuit truthful discussions.


  11. Lily
    11 | December 3, 2012 8:31 pm

    @ darkwords:

    I agree with you and the sad thing is they may have a hard time choosing which national reporter to go with because they are just about all ripe for the picking.


  12. darkwords
    12 | December 3, 2012 8:31 pm

    Forward!


  13. Lily
    13 | December 3, 2012 8:32 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Obama would like that quote I think. Maybe Costas would write it up for him.

    Obama would like things here to be more like China.


  14. darkwords
    14 | December 3, 2012 8:34 pm

    One huge problems is that Pribus, Rove, and Boehner(sorry spell checks as boner) and Cantor accept the left defining the argument, choosing the words.


  15. Lily
    15 | December 3, 2012 8:34 pm

    @ darkwords:

    Or I’m right and your wrong! Damn the facts..if they are offered up the facts then they become “doctored facts” and not the truth if it doesn’t fit with their mindset.


  16. buzzsawmonkey
    16 | December 3, 2012 8:35 pm

    I bet that Milton Friedman would not have gotten hired in today’s academia; that if he had, he would have been denied tenure time and again; and that, if he had in fact been fortunate enough to gain tenure, he would have been subjected by his colleagues to unceasing attack.


  17. huckfunn
    17 | December 3, 2012 8:38 pm

    Fairness… Everybody gets a fair shot. Gag.


  18. darkwords
    18 | December 3, 2012 8:39 pm

    Or how do pro abortion sloganeering peeps rationalize anti capital punishment feelings? Ok to kill an almost baby? Not ok to kill a killer?

    Why is Ted Bundy’s protoplasm a million times more valuable? I can see an effort to be more humane. But hey funds are limited lets try being humane at all costs with the soon to be arriving souls first.


  19. buzzsawmonkey
    19 | December 3, 2012 8:39 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Fairness…

    If you do not bow to Obama-nezzar’s statue when the trumpets sound, he will cast you into a fiery fairness.


  20. buzzsawmonkey
    20 | December 3, 2012 8:40 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Everybody gets a fair shot.

    No, everybody gets a flu shot. Obamacare!


  21. Dolphin
    21 | December 3, 2012 8:40 pm

    The media will spin any “news” story to fit THE agenda.


  22. huckfunn
    22 | December 3, 2012 8:41 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    Everybody gets a fair shot.

    No, everybody gets a flu shot. Obamacare!

    Haw.


  23. darkwords
    23 | December 3, 2012 8:43 pm

    @ 20 buzzsawmonkey: Everyone should get the flu equally. Ocare 2100


  24. darkwords
    24 | December 3, 2012 8:45 pm

    Lori Hendry ‏@Lrihendry
    “Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not.” Thomas Jefferson #tcot #2ndAmendment


  25. Da_Beerfreak
    25 | December 3, 2012 8:46 pm

    Lily wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    We Must Ensure That This Never Happens Again…
    /shoulda been Romney’s slogan.

    Problem is too many Americans didn’t think anything was happening except the evil Republicans were going to hurt the poor and protect the rich.
    /Still wouldn’t have worked.

    Nature offers only one cure for Stupid… :twisted:


  26. darkwords
    26 | December 3, 2012 8:46 pm

    Lori Hendry ‏@Lrihendry
    “The great object is that every man be armed.” and “Everyone who is able may have a gun.” Patrick Henry

    Potential GoP counterpoints.


  27. darkwords
    27 | December 3, 2012 8:48 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv5m4hTMuWU


  28. buzzsawmonkey
    28 | December 3, 2012 8:48 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Everyone should get the flu equally. Ocare 2100

    Believe me, under Obamacare everyone will get it in the flue equally.

    That’s almost the same thing.


  29. darkwords
    29 | December 3, 2012 8:49 pm

    World ends in 18 days. Only 22 shopping days left til Christmas.


  30. huckfunn
    30 | December 3, 2012 8:50 pm

    Another pernicious saying. “Tax cuts that were never paid for”. Total BS.


  31. darkwords
    31 | December 3, 2012 8:50 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey: Fluke that….


  32. buzzsawmonkey
    32 | December 3, 2012 8:52 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Another pernicious saying. “Tax cuts that were never paid for”. Total BS.

    You don’t “pay for” a tax cut; you lower spending.

    Well, unless you are the Drunken-Sailor-in-Chief who occupies the White House.


  33. darkwords
    33 | December 3, 2012 8:53 pm

    @ huckfunn: Obama is a debt front loader. just like any mortgage borrowed whose lender is not holding him to an equity position. Borrow like there is no tomorrow. Let someone else sort it out.


  34. buzzsawmonkey
    34 | December 3, 2012 8:55 pm

    Cheap whoring for comments over at PJM:

    Let it Burn! Let it Burn! Let it Burn!
    —apologies to Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, and “Let it Snow!”

    Oh, the fiscal precipice is looming
    A crisis the President’s been grooming
    And since there’s nowhere to turn,
    Let it burn! Let it burn! Let it burn!

    No, Obama is not intending
    To rein in his runaway spending
    He just wants to punish those who earn;
    Let it burn! Let it burn! Let it burn!

    Yes, we’re facing fiscal collapse
    The predictions will be fulfilled
    But if we get over with it, perhaps
    The sooner we can start to rebuild

    Since the executive of the nation
    Won’t engage in negotiation
    His proposals then must be spurned
    Let it burn! Let it burn! Let it burn!


  35. huckfunn
    35 | December 3, 2012 8:56 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    You don’t “pay for” a tax cut; you lower spending.

    Well, unless you are the Drunken-Sailor-in-Chief who occupies the White House…

    … and is totally stuck on stupid.


  36. huckfunn
    36 | December 3, 2012 8:57 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ huckfunn: Obama is a debt front loader. just like any mortgage borrowed whose lender is not holding him to an equity position. Borrow like there is no tomorrow. Let someone else sort it out.

    Spend as much as you want as long as it’s other people’s money.


  37. darkwords
    37 | December 3, 2012 8:59 pm

    Lori Hendry ‏@Lrihendry
    “No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” Thomas Jefferson #tcot


  38. coldwarrior
    38 | December 3, 2012 9:00 pm

    i really wish that this was posted in the daytime.

    great work, flyover.


  39. buzzsawmonkey
    39 | December 3, 2012 9:02 pm

    The Republicans have already lost, no matter what they do. Are they running ads to explain what the “fiscal cliff” is about? Are they trying to explain that we cannot afford runaway entitlement spending and the President not only has no plan to rein in spending, but wants to increase it?

    Hell, no. They’re making their earnest little rounds, coming up with plans, going to meetings—and totally losing the PR war with Obamaphone™ Nation.

    Morons. Absolute fucking morons.


  40. brookly red
    40 | December 3, 2012 9:03 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Nature offers only one cure for Stupid…

    hold my beer…


  41. huckfunn
    41 | December 3, 2012 9:07 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Hey Cold. Did you see this? We got one Aggie in there.

    httpv://youtu.be/gODZzSOelss


  42. coldwarrior
    42 | December 3, 2012 9:07 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:
    Nature offers only one cure for Stupid…
    hold my beer…

    :lol:

    the correct phrasage out here is:

    here, hold my beer.


  43. darkwords
    43 | December 3, 2012 9:08 pm

    Mostly a cheap rating ploy by costas I think. Which makes him more guilty than any gun out there. Emotional slogans. Some incite to victory some incite to mob violence(costas). He seems educated, one would think he still has enough marbles to sort it out correctly. Maybe he feel impotent in life at his age. Happens.


  44. brookly red
    44 | December 3, 2012 9:10 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:
    Nature offers only one cure for Stupid…
    hold my beer…

    the correct phrasage out here is:

    here, hold my beer.

    thanks! don’t mind if I do :)


  45. darkwords
    45 | December 3, 2012 9:10 pm

    Patriotism has a stronger emotional attachment, but again the GoP does not have a patriotic message that rings true to people. Lots of opportunity, but they just have to bear the media hate onslaught a bit.


  46. 46 | December 3, 2012 9:11 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    We have to wait what the great Bob Costas has to say!
    ////

    :lol:


  47. coldwarrior
    47 | December 3, 2012 9:12 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    CAL-U PA BABY!!!

    oh shit, that was hysterical!


  48. coldwarrior
    48 | December 3, 2012 9:14 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    brookly red wrote:
    Da_Beerfreak wrote:
    Nature offers only one cure for Stupid…
    hold my beer…
    the correct phrasage out here is:
    here, hold my beer.

    thanks! don’t mind if I do

    heyyyyyyy!


  49. huckfunn
    49 | December 3, 2012 9:15 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    We have to wait what the great Bob Costas has to say!
    ////

    He’s probably a Dan Smith kinda guy so we know how he rolls.


  50. coldwarrior
    50 | December 3, 2012 9:19 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    The Republicans have already lost, no matter what they do. Are they running ads to explain what the “fiscal cliff” is about? Are they trying to explain that we cannot afford runaway entitlement spending and the President not only has no plan to rein in spending, but wants to increase it?
    Hell, no. They’re making their earnest little rounds, coming up with plans, going to meetings—and totally losing the PR war with Obamaphone™ Nation.
    Morons. Absolute fucking morons.

    what do you expect from the stupid party?


  51. Da_Beerfreak
    52 | December 3, 2012 9:22 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Nature offers only one cure for Stupid…

    hold my beer…

    That’s the one. :wink:


  52. 53 | December 3, 2012 9:23 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    He won the asshole of the week award.


  53. huckfunn
    54 | December 3, 2012 9:24 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    CAL-U PA BABY!!!

    oh shit, that was hysterical!

    My niece from Clairton actually went there.


  54. huckfunn
    55 | December 3, 2012 9:26 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    He won the asshole of the week award…

    … with bronze turd clusters.


  55. coldwarrior
    56 | December 3, 2012 9:27 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    @ huckfunn:
    CAL-U PA BABY!!!
    oh shit, that was hysterical!

    My niece from Clairton actually went there.

    o…i got lit there a FEW TIMES….


  56. coldwarrior
    57 | December 3, 2012 9:39 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Hey Cold. Did you see this? We got one Aggie in there.

    I M hipp


  57. coldwarrior
    58 | December 3, 2012 9:45 pm

    guess i lillyed the joint


  58. huckfunn
    59 | December 3, 2012 9:50 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Hey Cold. Did you see this? We got one Aggie in there.

    I M hipp

    I remember him. I always liked the name “Sam Gash”.


  59. buzzsawmonkey
    60 | December 3, 2012 9:56 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    what do you expect from the stupid party?

    Less and less. These assholes deserve to lose.

    Obama does campaigning (as opposed to governing) 365/24/7. The Republicans have had five years to observe (and learn from) this—yet hold an election and they go into committee-meeting mode instead of fighting the bastard so that he has to defend himself on his own turf.

    As I said, they deserve to lose. The sad thing is, we don’t—and they are all we’ve got.


  60. 61 | December 3, 2012 9:58 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    guess i lillyed the joint

    Nah, just an interesting game on!


  61. coldwarrior
    62 | December 3, 2012 10:03 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    As I said, they deserve to lose. The sad thing is, we don’t—and they are all we’ve got.

    no, they arent.

    we need a purge.


  62. coldwarrior
    63 | December 3, 2012 10:07 pm

    AZOlddog wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    guess i lillyed the joint

    Nah, just an interesting game on!

    yep.

    a squirrel brain artist versus a 3 5 7 step drop – pass surgeon qb


  63. huckfunn
    64 | December 3, 2012 10:08 pm

    AZOlddog wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:

    guess i lillyed the joint

    Nah, just an interesting game on!

    If the Skins beat the Giants, The Cowboys still have a shot at the wild card, which of course they’ll lose.


  64. 65 | December 3, 2012 10:10 pm

    Old established classic drop-back Vet VS Rookie run and gun Option! Interesting even if I wish both could lose! :)


  65. coldwarrior
    66 | December 3, 2012 10:14 pm

    AZOlddog wrote:

    Old established classic drop-back Vet VS Rookie run and gun Option! Interesting even if I wish both could lose!

    Luck will be 10x the qb that rg3 will be


  66. 67 | December 3, 2012 10:16 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Very possibly with the right team. Elway was junk until he finally got a team around him!


  67. Da_Beerfreak
    68 | December 3, 2012 10:16 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    As I said, they deserve to lose. The sad thing is, we don’t—and they are all we’ve got.

    no, they arent.

    we need a purge.

    The Purge has already started.
    Boehner, Gop Leaders Purge Conservatives From Powerful Committees Update: Boehner Scoffs
    The RINO’s are running scared… :evil:


  68. buzzsawmonkey
    69 | December 3, 2012 10:19 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    The Purge has already started.
    Boehner, Gop Leaders Purge Conservatives From Powerful Committees Update: Boehner Scoffs
    The RINO’s are running scared…

    Time to stop calling ‘em RINOs. It appears that the accommodationist wing of the Republican Party IS the Republican party—and that the conservative wing has less and less place in it.


  69. coldwarrior
    70 | December 3, 2012 10:21 pm

    AZOlddog wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Very possibly with the right team. Elway was junk until he finally got a team around him!

    gimme a 3 5 7 step drop/pass qb any day.

    marino, bradshaw, montana, the mannings…

    no thanks on vick, stewart, etc…


  70. coldwarrior
    71 | December 3, 2012 10:23 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    every week i get with my tea party OBC’s out here.

    our local gop is in lock step.

    the national level on the other hand….so what has to happen is no money flows up hill anymore. starve the head for a while


  71. Calo
    72 | December 3, 2012 10:23 pm

    A&M to the Cotton Bowl


  72. 73 | December 3, 2012 10:24 pm

    All of those save Marino could run if they HAD to but, you are right the great ones run just far enough to find a good place to throw from!


  73. 74 | December 3, 2012 10:29 pm

    Another phrase missing from the list above. “We are here to help.”


  74. coldwarrior
    75 | December 3, 2012 10:30 pm

    Calo wrote:

    A&M to the Cotton Bowl

    AGGIES!!!!

    GIG EM!


  75. 76 | December 3, 2012 10:35 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Fairness… Everybody gets a fair shot. Gag.

    Level the playing field.
    It’s for the children.
    We are monitoring the situation.
    I AM Little Green Footballs.


  76. coldwarrior
    77 | December 3, 2012 10:35 pm

    AZOlddog wrote:

    All of those save Marino could run if they HAD to but, you are right the great ones run just far enough to find a good place to throw from!

    the linebackers in the bigs eventually wear down the squirrel brain runner…see jesus tebow.


  77. Da_Beerfreak
    78 | December 3, 2012 10:36 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Another phrase missing from the list above. “We are here to help.”

    Don’t forget that it is “for the children”. :roll:


  78. coldwarrior
    79 | December 3, 2012 10:36 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:
    Fairness… Everybody gets a fair shot. Gag.

    Level the playing field.
    It’s for the children.
    We are monitoring the situation.
    I AM Little Green Footballs.

    WOW!!!


  79. 80 | December 3, 2012 10:38 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    For future generations.


  80. Da_Beerfreak
    81 | December 3, 2012 10:38 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    every week i get with my tea party OBC’s out here.

    our local gop is in lock step.

    the national level on the other hand….so what has to happen is no money flows up hill anymore. starve the head for a while

    Right on. The only way to change things at the National level is to take control of the States first.


  81. coldwarrior
    82 | December 3, 2012 10:41 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    For future generations.

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDAmPIq29ro


  82. Da_Beerfreak
    83 | December 3, 2012 10:42 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    WE must invest in our children’s future. == “give us more money to waste.” :evil:


  83. coldwarrior
    84 | December 3, 2012 10:43 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    every week i get with my tea party OBC’s out here.
    our local gop is in lock step.
    the national level on the other hand….so what has to happen is no money flows up hill anymore. starve the head for a while

    Right on. The only way to change things at the National level is to take control of the States first.

    we are.

    we are the OBC. original bitter clingers. we defeated the ghost of murtha, helped elect toomey, what was once blue in our area is now solid bleeding red.


  84. Da_Beerfreak
    85 | December 3, 2012 10:46 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Good luck. Minnesota is sinking deeper into the blue. :evil:


  85. unclassifiable
    86 | December 3, 2012 10:47 pm

    For the common good.

    Despicable phrase.


  86. huckfunn
    87 | December 3, 2012 10:49 pm

    Calo wrote:

    A&M to the Cotton Bowl

    YAY! Gig ‘em.
    httpv://youtu.be/YSoNP1bI1Jg


  87. coldwarrior
    88 | December 3, 2012 10:49 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Good luck. Minnesota is sinking deeper into the blue.

    we got yer back.

    (i cant let camp ripley fall into enemy hands)


  88. Da_Beerfreak
    89 | December 3, 2012 10:51 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    For the common good.

    Despicable phrase.

    It didn’t start out that way.
    Now days it has been totally perverted by the left.


  89. 90 | December 3, 2012 10:52 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    “You can’t spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes. You fucked up… you trusted us.”


  90. Da_Beerfreak
    91 | December 3, 2012 10:54 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    “You can’t spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes. You fucked up… you trusted us.”

    I never worry about past mistakes when there are so many new ones to try out… :twisted:


  91. coldwarrior
    92 | December 3, 2012 10:55 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    “You can’t spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes. You fucked up… you trusted us.”

    truer words rarely spoken.


  92. eaglesoars
    93 | December 3, 2012 10:55 pm

    haven’t read the thread so….

    but just for jollies I tuned into Current TV and caught Cynk Unger interviewing somebody with a new book out. The premise of the book is

    WEALTH CREATES POVERTY

    I dunno what poverty creates, he didn’t say.

    forehead, meet wall.


  93. 94 | December 3, 2012 10:59 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    For the common good.
    Despicable phrase.

    Everyone must sacrifice.
    Good God. We need to scrape the platitudes from all political speeches so we can write our own.
    We’ve been working on this problem 24/7.


  94. coldwarrior
    95 | December 3, 2012 10:59 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    haven’t read the thread so….
    but just for jollies I tuned into Current TV and caught Cynk Unger interviewing somebody with a new book out. The premise of the book is
    WEALTH CREATES POVERTY
    I dunno what poverty creates, he didn’t say.
    forehead, meet wall.

    ahhh!

    the finite pie method.


  95. 96 | December 3, 2012 11:03 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    We need to get back to the basics.
    We need more scratch plows.


  96. eaglesoars
    97 | December 3, 2012 11:05 pm

    well this isn’t the guy I saw on Current TV but apparently there is an entire intellectual ‘culture’ that maintains wealth creates poverty.

    michael parenti


  97. unclassifiable
    98 | December 3, 2012 11:05 pm

    What I was quoted on was taken out of context.

    When you hear that being said the context is usually stupidity.


  98. coldwarrior
    99 | December 3, 2012 11:08 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    well this isn’t the guy I saw on Current TV but apparently there is an entire intellectual ‘culture’ that maintains wealth creates poverty.
    michael parenti

    they are called marxists. been round since for a while now.

    ;)


  99. 100 | December 3, 2012 11:15 pm

    Speaking of scratch plows, I’m pretty sure this is our own Lily.
    She sent me a pic just like it. (Axe Calo to confirm.)


  100. coldwarrior
    101 | December 3, 2012 11:19 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Speaking of scratch plows, I’m pretty sure this is our own Lily.
    She sent me a pic just like it. (Axe Calo to confirm.)

    WOW!!!

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHWcN5YxuYc


  101. Calo
    102 | December 3, 2012 11:24 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Speaking of scratch plows, I’m pretty sure this is our own Lily.
    She sent me a pic just like it. (Axe Calo to confirm.)

    I’m on the phone with her right now.

    She won’t click the link.


  102. coldwarrior
    103 | December 3, 2012 11:26 pm

    Calo wrote:

    Bunk X wrote:

    Speaking of scratch plows, I’m pretty sure this is our own Lily.
    She sent me a pic just like it. (Axe Calo to confirm.)
    I’m on the phone with her right now.
    She won’t click the link.

    she should!


  103. Lily
    104 | December 3, 2012 11:30 pm

    My, my, my!!!
    /bunk you are spilling my secrets. :shock:


  104. Lily
    105 | December 3, 2012 11:32 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    Bunk you know I’m a brunette!!!! ;)


  105. Calo
    106 | December 3, 2012 11:32 pm

    @ Lily:
    Better your secrets than your brassiere all over the front seat.


  106. darkwords
    107 | December 3, 2012 11:33 pm

    Ted Nugent ‏@TedNugent
    Hey Bob Costas we all kno that obesity is a direct result of the proliferation of spoons & forks Get a clue


  107. Lily
    108 | December 3, 2012 11:33 pm

    @ Calo:

    :shock:


  108. 109 | December 3, 2012 11:34 pm

    @ Calo:
    That confirms it for me.


  109. 110 | December 3, 2012 11:37 pm

    @ Lily:
    Hey, you said I could post it. You just didn’t say when. :D


  110. 111 | December 3, 2012 11:39 pm

    Damn. I hear the sound of duct tape and umbrellas. Again.


  111. Lily
    112 | December 3, 2012 11:39 pm

    http://www.alienware.com/


  112. Lily
    113 | December 3, 2012 11:40 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    Uhm, uhm, uhm…..breaking them out as we post. ;)


  113. 114 | December 3, 2012 11:42 pm

    @ Lily:
    Crap. Gimme outta here. Where’s that OOT?! Auuuugh!


  114. coldwarrior
    115 | December 3, 2012 11:43 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Crap. Gimme outta here. Where’s that OOT?! Auuuugh!

    u scheduled it for tomorrow.


  115. 116 | December 3, 2012 11:45 pm

    @ Calo:
    Make her start.


  116. 117 | December 3, 2012 11:47 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    I don’t schedule anything here anymore because I don’t know when Macker’s got something. Kick it.


  117. Lily
    118 | December 3, 2012 11:47 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    Naw you’ll like it too much. ;)


  118. 119 | December 3, 2012 11:52 pm

    @ Lily:
    Yeah, but you’ll be dieseling for hours. ;)


  119. Lily
    120 | December 4, 2012 12:03 am

    @ Bunk X:

    :shock:


  120. 121 | December 4, 2012 12:05 am

    OOT’S UP! EVERYBODY OUT OF THE POOL!


  121. 122 | December 4, 2012 12:08 am

    @ Lily:
    :D :D :P


  122. Calo
    123 | December 4, 2012 12:17 am

    Good night Miss Lily.

    And, good luck during your heart cath tomorrow.


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