MILITARY: Roadside bombs remain key challenge By MARK WALKER



Contractors put the finishing touches on new armored vehicles last year before they were shipped to Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect troops from roadside bombs. (NCT file photo)

Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz

The U.S. is preparing to shift the focus of the war on terror, and the bulk of its forces, from relatively stable Iraq to increasingly unstable Afghanistan, which has seen a surge in violence.

“As we push more forces there, there’s more opportunity for the enemy,” the three-star general said. “2009 is going to be a tough year in Afghanistan.”

Metz’s agency, which employs about 150 people and contracts with another 2,000, is close to being able to predict where the next roadside bomb attacks are likely to occur, he said.

Eliminating the bombs through early detection and detonation remains a challenge, even though substantial progress has been made in developing vehicle radar systems that can detect bombs beneath or beside the roadway.

Researchers also are close to deploying a system that can “see” the command wire used to trigger the bombs, Metz said.

But for troops in a Humvee cruising along at 40 mph, detecting a bomb and having enough time to stop before it explodes remains another part of the challenge confronting the military, Metz said.

“It’s a very hard physics problem,” he said. “I don’t have much confidence we will get a ray gun to defeat the IED —- there is no magic bullet out there.”

“This will remain a tough problem for years to come,” Metz said.


During a morning panel discussion, retired U.S. Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey called for a large increase in civilian workers to deploy to Afghanistan to take some of the load off the military.

An official in the Bush and Clinton administrations, McCaffrey said President Barack Obama is right to tamp down the expectations about Afghanistan.

“We can’t impose democracy on Islamic nations at the end of an Army bayonet,” McCaffrey said.

Another speaker, retired Army Col. Jack Jacobs said the upcoming increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan is to be expected.

“It always takes more resources to hold onto an objective than to take it,” said Jacobs, a network news analyst and a recipient of the Medal of Honor, two Silver Stars and three Bronze stars for heroic actions during the Vietnam War who went on to teach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

About 12,500 people registered to attend the 18th annual trade show, which features defense contractors showing off their latest wares in what is billed as the largest state-of-the-art technology defense exhibition.

The exhibition continues today and Friday with the public welcome to attend for free.

Contact staff writer Mark Walker at (760) 740-3529 or

From DODvClips

February 11, 2009

President Barack Obama is expected to make a decision on troop levels in Afghanistan in the course of the next few days, this according to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. See more DoD videos at

171 Responses to “MILITARY: Roadside bombs remain key challenge By MARK WALKER”

  1. JAC Says:


  2. JAC Says:

    Dear Cindy,

    Join me tonight for a special live tele-town hall with Congressman Eric Cantor and economist Steve Moore of The Wall Street Journal, for up-to-the-minute intelligence and details on the eve of Congress’s final vote on the Pelosi/Reid/Obama trillion dollar “Stimulus” boondoggle.

    There are two ways you can join us at 8:15 EST tonight for this interactive tele-town hall:

    1. The best way: Click “Reply” and email me your phone number by 1:00 PM EST, and Americans for Prosperity will call you at 8:15 PM tonight to join the call. This is the best way to make sure you are on the call tonight.

    2. Dial in directly at 1-888-356-3090 and, when prompted, enter conference number 12559. However, due to the enormous momentum you’ve given this campaign, we may exceed the capacity of our conference call system to accept incoming calls. ONLY the first 3,000 folks to dial in will be able to join us, which is why we strongly recommend option 1.

    Don’t let the talking heads tell you the “stimulus” battle is over. Both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate must now vote to approve or reject the final Pelosi/Reid/Obama trillion-dollar spending bill.

    The House has set their vote for early afternoon tomorrow. The Senate vote appears to be set for late tomorrow afternoon or early evening. That gives us 24 hours to keep up the pressure. We must keep fighting back, and turning up the heat on our elected officials.

    You’ve taken this fight to the center of the national stage, even when nobody thought we could make a difference. Our campaign is having a big impact, turning public opinion strongly against the Pelosi/Reid/Obama trillion-dollar debt and spending scheme.

    Already, our petition drive has 418,343 signers and the number is climbing by the hour! That’s right — last Friday at our news conference with Senator DeMint to turn in the initial round of petitions we were at 69,487 and one week later it’s 418,343 petition signers!

    Thank you for doing your part in this crucial battle, and please join us tonight for this special live tele-town hall with Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican Whip and a stalwart defender of our free enterprise values, and economist Steve Moore of The Wall Street Journal editorial board.


    Tim Phillips

  3. JAC Says:

    Obama Decrees: Massive Immigration of Hamas Refugees from Gaza

    I.O. offers the beginning of an article, “Obama Signs Presidential Determination Allowing Palestinians Loyal to Hamas ot Resettle in US,” by Kim Priestap in Wizbangblog (2/7) and encourages you to read the rest. Take a look at that bulleted list. Did you know?

    President Barack Obama has signed a presidential determination allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to resettle in the United States. Sure, what can go wrong when we allow hundreds of thousands of people who have been, as Mark Steyn memorably described, “marinated” in a “sick death cult,” who voted for Hamas, and 55% of whom support suicide bombings live here and at the American taxpayers’ expense:

    By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.
    The “presidential determination” which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.

    President Obama’s decision, according to the Register, was necessitated by “the urgent refugee and migration needs” of the “victims.”

    Few on Capitol Hill took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.

    Let’s review some of Barack Obama’s most recent actions since he was inaugurated a little more than two weeks ago:

    His first call to any head of state as president was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.
    His first one on one interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television.
    He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted.
    He ordered all overseas CIA interrogation centers closed.
    He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and 9/11.
    Today we learn that he is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to and live in the US at American taxpayer expense.
    Anyone else seeing a pattern here?

  4. LadyTexan Says:


    Thanks for the reminder about I tried to get on there several times the other day, to no avail.

    I just got on now without any problem.

    I wish you could record that call.

  5. JAC Says:

    stripping naked and running through the halls,…. because I can…. no one is here to peek
    Ok I had my goofy moment of the

  6. JAC Says:


    I think it will be quite interesting…..I left the email….. if you wanted to pass on your number or try your luck calling yourself

  7. JAC Says:

    and btw………shucks……… I got caught…. lol

  8. patriotamy Says:

    JAC-the pattern has been clear to those who have done their research “i.e. –THE ROCK’N ROSETTA GANG”

  9. JAC Says:


    but still, we progressed over time….. how in the world would someone just getting on board ,digest all of this at once…… it’s mind spinning

  10. JAC Says:

    I am getting more and more outraged at how people think that can abuse their right to free speech on the Internet. They can call people names, fling racial spurs and threaten another person with physical harm.
    The malice I have came across is alarming, it makes me wonder if people have truly lost their humanity.

    I just finish watching a video by a 12 year old girl. which featured very strong pro-life convictions. This video was posted on YouTube by a parent of the girl, who said that the speech was prepared for and delivered to her 7th grade class. “Even those in her class who didn’t agree with her loved it.

    Too bad the parent can’t say that about the viewers on YouTube. The comments had to be disabled because so many loving, tolerant people (liberals?) posted vile, hateful threats against this little girl.

  11. j.b. Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    February 12, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    Important Summary by Dr. Orly Taitz

    OH MY GOD.

    IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS, well, frankly, I am jealous.
    I feel sick. Numb.


    It is incomprehensible. I mean, I had read much (but, certainly not all) of what is written here, seeing it all there in one place…….Well, now what?

    Right now, all I can think of to do is to print it out, and mail it to Glenn Beck and BEG HIM TO READ IT. He is THE ONLY ONE who has come close (imo) to holding The Domestic Terrorist aka/Barry Soetoro accountable for anything, so far.

    Any other ideas?


    Am I overreacting?

    ~goin’ to work out~ bbl.

  12. jrinNC Says:

    Hey everyone, been way to busy to see what has been going on these last few weeks, but I want to know if anyone (Tenacity/Troy/Slider/Jac) has heard anything among your military friends about the De Jure Governors and their connections to the Military. I have been getting information that a number of states have elected De Jure Governors. These governors, so they claim, are in contact with the Military who are willing to dislodge the current government. The hinge pin is that they say the Military will not act until enough of the states elect these governors and a large enough people rise up to help. ANYONE??????????????????????????

  13. ddlew2 Says:


  14. JAC Says:

    Economic stimulus legislation at the heart of President Barack Obama’s recovery plan is on track for final votes in the House and Senate after a dizzying final round of bargaining that yielded agreement on tax cuts and spending totaling $789 billion.

    Obama, who has campaigned energetically for the legislation, welcomed the agreement, saying it would “save or create more than 3.5 million jobs and get our economy back on track.”

    The $500-per-worker credit for lower- and middle-income taxpayers that Obama outlined during his presidential campaign was scaled back to $400 during bargaining by the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House. Couples would receive $800 instead of $1,000. Over two years, that move would pump about $25 billion less into the economy than had been previously planned.

    Officials estimated it would mean about $13 a week more in people’s paychecks when withholding tables are adjusted in late spring. Critics say that’s unlikely to do much to boost consumption.

    Millions of people receiving Social Security benefits would get a one-time payment of $250 under the agreement, along with veterans receiving pensions, and poor people receiving Supplemental Security Income payments.

    Obama steadfastly denies there are any earmarks in his stimulating swindle, but while he allocates $13.00 each for people, Nancy Pelosi has tucked aside $30 million for the protection of the salt marsh harvest mouse.

  15. sliderblaze Says:

    way to go Gregg you magnificent bastard

  16. sliderblaze Says:


    drudges headline of the year so far IMHO

  17. JAC Says:

    lol just got off the phone to Larry Sinclair
    we talked for about 15 minutes…… very nice man

  18. JAC Says:

    Just got this email

    A “deal” has been struck on the OBAMA/DEMOCRAT Spendulus bill and it now will be heading back to the House and Senate for votes. Votes are expected TODAY. Please call and fax

  19. LadyTexan Says:

    There is no pc way for me to express how I feel about this BS!


    Unreal!… Obama Says “We’ve Gotta Get Serious About Living Within Our Means Instead of Leaving Debt For Children & Grandchildren” (Video)

    Put down the coffee…
    While pushing the $1,000,000,000,000 Generational Theft Act at the Caterpillar Plant in East Peoria, Illinois today, Barack Obama told the crowd:

    “We’ve gotta get serious about living within our means instead of leaving debt for our children and grandchildren and our great-grandchildren.” That’s not the responsible way. That’s not how folks here in Peoria operate in their own lives and they should expect the government is equally responsible.
    Well that certainly explains the millions for ACORN stuffed in the trillion dollar “stimulus” bill.

    Does he even read this nonsense before it goes up on the teleprompter?
    You just can’t make this up

  20. sliderblaze Says:

    Dems Break Promise To Post Stimulus Bill Online For 48-Hour Public Airing…

    transparency you can believe in

  21. JAC Says:

    The email I received said they expect for them to push the pork bill tonight in a late vote.

    I would say now is the time to contact all Republican Senators and Representives….. they are hot mad about this bill so they may be more inclined to listen to us than before…

  22. sliderblaze Says:

    JAC, that 13$ a week breakdown is a freakn joke, stimulus you can believe in.

    I’ve said my piece with Specters office.

  23. sliderblaze Says:

    peace….good lord

  24. Fernley Girl Says:

    The net worth of average American household fell by 27% since Dec. 2007.
    We’re worth less and get to pay more.
    I haven’t checked yet, but local talk show guy sez funding for E-Verify ends on Mar. 6 and the $ to keep it running was pulled from Porkulus. Those freaks really want to keep all the illegals.
    I wanna puke…….

  25. sliderblaze Says:

    Fernley Girl Says:
    February 13, 2009 at 12:08 am

    The net worth of average American household fell by 27% since Dec. 2007.
    We’re worth less and get to pay more.
    I haven’t checked yet, but local talk show guy sez funding for E-Verify ends on Mar. 6 and the $ to keep it running was pulled from Porkulus. Those freaks really want to keep all the illegals.
    I wanna puke…….
    thats been confirmed

  26. Tenacity Says:

    I will inquire of my military friends.

  27. j.b. Says:

    (Barry may have MORE in common than originally thought…….)

    CBS ‘Early Show’ Claims Abraham Lincoln Was Gay

    By Kyle Drennen | February 12, 2009 – 12:19

    In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on Thursday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez did a segment highlighting five, “…things you may not know about Honest Abe,” including his sexual orientation. The segment featured New York University history professor Jeffrey Sammons, who argued: “One of the very interesting stories about Abraham Lincoln is that he might have been gay. Lincoln actually did sleep in the same bed with a gentleman for a four-year period.” Rodriguez concluded: “So the question of Abraham Lincoln’s sexuality still remains a mystery.”


  28. sliderblaze Says:

    j.b. libs are always trying to rewrite history

  29. jrinNC Says:

    Thanks TEN – That is the reason I am asking. A retired military person wanted to know if I had seen anything at all concerning this. I googled but found nothing current (not that it would be advertised right now). Might be something going on with the active side and they have been told not to talk about it.

  30. Fernley Girl Says:

    Thanks Slider!

    Does anyone else feel as fried as I do? I’ve given up most of my once “normal” life to fight all this horror, with zero results. It seems to keep getting worse. Feeling really frustrated right now….

  31. susiezen Says:

    Sweet, Judd said to Obama, you can take this job and shove it, I don’t work here anymore…….
    Obama lie #1: Judd begged for the job. obama so graceiosly filled Judds wishes appointing him to the position.
    lie#2 obama had to let down his first choice for the job, one much more qualified.
    lie #3 when asked for the name of his 1st choice, Obama declined to answer {because he never existed}
    lie~#4 I’m sure there is one

    MORAL OF THE STORY: Please all you republicans out there, stand strong, do not lower your standards, MOST IMPORTANTLY be honest.

    be honest to yourself
    be honest to your party
    be honest to the constitution and Its founding fathers
    be honest to your country


  32. JAC Says:

    Dial in directly at 1-888-356-3090 and, when prompted, enter conference number 12559. However, due to the enormous momentum you’ve given this campaign, we may exceed the capacity of our conference call system to accept incoming calls. ONLY the first 3,000 folks to dial in will be able to join us,

    keep trying

  33. ddlew2 Says:

    Obama caught on national stage in another LIE!


  34. ddlew2 Says:


  35. LadyTexan Says:

    Was it you that said we should infiltrate the obot sites to play havoc with them like they did with us?

    Looks like a poster at TD blog had some fun today. I just don’t know if I could stomach being at Huffpo though.


    Janet says:
    OOPS! I just started a firestorm among the young liberal Obamakins at!

    I wrote a quick post about how, after spending all this money, almost $800 billion dollars, all WE get is $13 a week this year and $8 a week next year. I cited an msnbc article.

    ha ha ha ha ha … you should see all the comments that followed! All negative against the bill (most had been negative anyway, though, surprisingly, it was fun to realize the liberal koolaid drinkers were against the bill in general!).

    So here is one comment in response to mine:
    “$13 a week? WTF? It this a Starbucks stimulus plan?”

    Still smiling. I’m going back now to see what else they are saying now that they see the $13 won’t buy them a house & a car. Oh, Obama, your minions are going to revolt!!!

    Janet says:
    oh this is too delicious! another comment on huffpo by the now disillusioned koolaiders:

    13 and then 8?…what will the senators get?, what will obama get?
    what is the song take this tax break and shove it?

    Janet says:
    OMG! OMG! HuffPo is exploding — kool aid is shooting out of everyone’s ears! sugar sugar everywhere!

    here’s another commenter quote by yet another of the KoolaidKids:

    “This is not a stimulous bill..30 million to save a mouse in Pelosi’s district does not create jobs..unless we now employ mice..
    20 million for a dance school in Salt Lake City, admittedly by the mayor creates only 42 jobs..which means each job created costs over $550,000/job..What? Does that make sense? Is this what we’re putting ourselves and children in debt for? Are these Congressional people out of their minds?”

  36. JAC Says:

    2000 people listening to the call now

  37. LadyTexan Says:

    I tried to get on the call, but couldn’t 😦

  38. susiezen Says:

    Fernley girl, Nice to meet you, You, nailed it on the head..lots of work, no feeling of accomplishment….it just feels like nobodys listening, and they NEED TO BE.
    I told Rose its like watching someone being killed and theres nothing you can do…your helpless….no voice, no strength…

    That feeling of helplessness just drains you. Its so hard to see such evils go on literally every day and theres no way to stop this train….its in a crash course with no end in sight.
    I usually see wrongs correct themselves, but I have little faith that obama will ever be called out for the lying scumbag he truly is.

    Plus he has NO BACKBONE. he is so egocentric that hes constantly blaming anyone and anything for his mistakes or wrongs…oh thats right Obama never ever does anything wrong…he is always and forever right.

    that part of it bothers me the most…he kicks blame on anyone…he’d blame a retarded person if he thought it would make himself look better.

    like the guy in that movie that held a baby in front of himself to protect from a gunshot….that bo A very hate-able person.

    Im so burned out I went to my dr last week thinking something was wrong w/ me….Isnt that when I should walk away…..but we cant!!! somebody has to fight this bad man….

  39. JAC Says:

    porklus bill

    geeeeeez on call
    states will get a bonus for people being on welfare

  40. JAC Says:

    debt for just 2009 will be more than the debt from 1776 to 1980 even
    taking in mind inflation

  41. susiezen Says:

    lady texan….Im still laughing at he kool aid springing leaks…how to I get on that site…heffpo? I know its that evil arianna, right?

  42. LadyTexan Says:


    I’ve never been on Huffington Post, so I’m not sure what the URL is. Yes, it’s that evil Arianna.
    I doubt it would be hard to find in a search.

  43. JAC Says:

    Huffington Post

  44. saveusa1 Says:

    I like that quip about the Starbucks Stimulus plan for $13 bucks a week. I just read another headline that Starbucks announced they are going to start selling instant coffee. So maybe we can have Starbucks instant coffee 6 mornings a week.

  45. JAC Says:

    10,000 on call

  46. JAC Says:

    call over,….. good call,…… not alot of new informatiom….at least not for us sleaths called Rosetta gang..

    One of the most important thing said was (from the Congressman Eric Cantor)

    We might of lost this battle, but there is another one quickly coming up and we were heard! Dems are worried, so it will make anything else passing the congress that much harder. We can’t ease up on the fight.

  47. JAC Says:


  48. JAC Says:

    Reps, even Dems,….. do not know what all is in that Bill….. it is 800 pages and they will probably only get 12 hours to view it before a vote.
    Polesi will most likely wave the 48 hours for public view….. even though it was just voted on and agreed to by a land slide….

    We need to figure out how to get that B*tch out of office

  49. JAC Says:

    LadyTexan Says:

    February 13, 2009 at 1:23 am
    Was it you that said we should infiltrate the obot sites to play havoc with them like they did with us?

    Looks like a poster at TD blog had some fun today. I just don’t know if I could stomach being at Huffpo though.


    lol yeah I did, Hit and run posting, drop in a few posts of facts and leave…….othewise you will need duct tape to hold your head together.
    Leave them arguing with themselves…. BO had a campaign to cause confusion and disband those who were against him.
    I say lets fight fire with fire…..

  50. LadyTexan Says:

    GOP Threatens Legal Action Against Obama for Plan to Oversee 2010 Census

  51. LadyTexan Says:

    Kennedy will miss porkulus vote tomorrow
    By Michelle Malkin • February 12, 2009 09:15 PM Well, this should make things a little more interesting tomorrow. The Boston Globe reports that Ted Kennedy will not be in D.C. for the porkulus vote. And with Judd Gregg back in action after abstaining on stimulus votes while he was Commerce Secretary nominee, things could really get interesting:

    Senator Edward M. Kennedy, battling brain cancer, returned to Washington this week for key votes on the stimulus package.

    But he is going back to Florida, where he has been resting after suffering a seizure on Inauguration Day, CNN is reporting this afternoon.

    And that is prompting Harry Reid, the top Democrat in the Senate, to troll for another moderate Republican or two to vote for the compromise version of the stimulus on Friday, just to be safe.

    With Kennedy’s vote and those of three Republicans, the Senate passed the plan with 61 votes — just one more than necessary.
    Will the Turncoat Caucus get new members tomorrow?

  52. JAC Says:

    lady Tex

    Wowie……. looks like a popcorn moment tomorrow..
    shame I will be gone most of the day……. have a visitation and furneral to go to

  53. JAC Says:

    wish I was a mouse in the wet land marshes in California…..
    those little suckers are getting 30 million….. bet that equals out to more than my $13 a week starbuck fund

  54. susiezen Says:

    thanks jac

  55. Troy Says:

    Arlen Specter doesn’t need a health care plan….It is being reported that he has cancer and is being rewarded with 6.5 Billion for a pet project of his, cancer research…This wouldn’t be done in return for his vote would it?….I think 6.5 billion should cover his medical costs, don’t you?

  56. Troy Says:

    If one of you nice ladies really want to start a shit storm over at HuffPo, then post this over there and then RUN!!!

    Run Forest, RUN!!!

  57. LadyTexan Says:

    JAC Says:

    February 13, 2009 at 3:33 am
    wish I was a mouse in the wet land marshes in California…..
    those little suckers are getting 30 million

    Hell, I’d be tickled pink with just some of the interest on 30mil.

  58. LadyTexan Says:


    That’s amazing Troy.
    People have completely lost all reality.

  59. j.b. Says:

    Troy, I accepted your challenge…….after copying and going in for the “paste”, I was at first confused as to “where” to put this little gem. That place is a bit sprawly for my taste. Anyhoo, then I see, of course, I have to “log in” , then I see my comment must be approved. Well, we all know that ain’t gonna happen! So, I gave up. (not to be confused with igaveup, the poster.) 🙂
    Sorry ’bout it. My intentions were good as were yours, right? lol.

  60. j.b. Says:
    S’posedly the spendURlifeandyourkidsfutureaway is “up” for the read.

  61. Troy Says:

    Maybe we should all go out and purchase mouse suits and go over to the marshland and hold out our little mouse paws so we can get stimulated….Or maybe we could all wear our mouse suits and go protest on the steps of the capital building.

  62. Tenacity Says:

    Can you send me a picture of you in your mouse suit? Better yet, send it to Rose so she can post it at the top of a thread. I’m lmao just thinkin’ about it. That would be an effective protest…showing up with around 5 or 6 hundred people in mouse outfits with signs asking for their share of the porkulus. I wonder if anyone is making Pelosi mouse outfits?

  63. Tenacity Says:

    How about a Million Mouse March. One thing, there would be no shortage of cheese in DC to feed them. We might be able to get funding by selling the top sponsorships to M&Ms and 3M.

    I must need sleep.

  64. Tenacity Says:

    Do you think Pelosi sleeps with her eyes open. We should all buy those sleep masks and send them to her. Think she’d get it?

  65. Tenacity Says:

    Strange thought…we could solve this whole problem by rolling Pelosi onto her back (post turtle). It would disable her and all the male politicians would flee DC at the thought of her being on her back. I think I just grossed myself out.

  66. Troy Says:

    Actually it would be a very clever way of making a point and I know the media wouldn’t be able to resist covering it…Lmaoo

  67. Tenacity Says:

    I’m just afraid that if I got 8 hours sleep that I would wake up and realize that none of this is funny.

  68. Troy Says:

    Has anyone else seen the Juaquin Phoenix interview on Letterman?….It’s a well know fact that Phoenix is extremely uncomfortable giving interviews as he is actually shy while off camera and hates the Hollywood fame thingy….Letterman was being a DICK!!!

  69. patriotamy Says:

    Tenacity Says:

    February 13, 2009 at 5:40 am
    Geeez, Ten, that was funny!!!!!!!!!!!! Not a picture I want floating in my head before I go to sleep. But funny…

  70. Tenacity Says:

    Whoa, I was beginning to think I was in one of those shows where everyone has disappeared.

  71. patriotamy Says:

    I’ve been really busy this month, but I do read every day. Not much posting though. It takes me a while to just catch up. Trying to read or listen to all the links.

  72. patriotamy Says:

    Here is a good article on Glenn Beck.

    He really has hit it out of the park with this.

  73. JustanAmericanCindy4 Says:

    maybe Pelosi just needs sex…… any volenteers for the cause?

    running an hiding before I get smacked

  74. JAC Says:

    opps forgot to change to the new handle on my laptop

  75. Troy Says:

    JustanAmericanCindy4 Says:

    February 13, 2009 at 5:52 am
    maybe Pelosi just needs sex…… any volenteers for the cause?

    running an hiding before I get smacked
    That’s Rham’s department….Yes, Pelosi requires a whole department…No pun intended.

  76. Tenacity Says:

    So Letterman was being himself?

    Actually, I believe Joaquin unbalanced Letterman pretty well.

    BTW, I got drunk on RC Cola once.

  77. JAC Says:

    any of you get in on that conference call earlier??

  78. sliderblaze Says:

    We’re receiving E-mails from Capitol Hill staffers expressing frustration that they can’t get a copy of the stimulus bill agreed to last night at a price of $789 billion. What’s more, staffers are complaining about who does have a copy: K Street lobbyists.

    E-mails one key Democratic staffer: “K Street has the bill, or chunks of it, already, and the congressional offices don’t. So, the Hill is getting calls from the press (because it’s leaking out) asking us to confirm or talk about what we know—but we can’t do that because we haven’t seen the bill. Anyway, peeps up here are sort of a combo of confused and like, ‘Is this really happening?’”

    Reporters pressing for details, meanwhile, are getting different numbers from different offices, especially when seeking the details of specific programs.

    Via redstate…….lobbyists you can believe in

  79. sliderblaze Says:

    Drop that off at the Huff post…..

  80. Tenacity Says:

    Yeah, I drank 3 sixteeners in a row. You just can’t imagine how much a good belch can clear your head.

  81. Tenacity Says:

    It must really be hard to get drunk on Kool Aide. I mean its not even carbonated. Those Dhim staffers must use really big straws or something.

  82. sliderblaze Says:

    Things added back in

    · $9 billion for school construction was added back in (originally cut by Nelson-Collins)

    · $5 billion increase for the state fiscal stabilization fund (originally cut by Nelson-Collins), making it a grand total of $53.6 billion

    · $2 billion for neighborhood stabilization program, money for groups like ACORN

    · $1 billion added back for Prevention & Wellness Programs, including STD education

    · Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research was added back in, leading Americans down the path towards healthcare rationing (63 patient advocacy groups signed a letter voicing their concerns with this provision)


    · Money for highways and bridges was cut by $1 billion from the House-passed level


    · Tax relief to help middle class families and small businesses was sharply pared back in order to increase government spending. Public opinion over the last 4 weeks has shown that Americans overwhelming believe tax cuts, and not government spending, are a better way to stimulate the economy.

    · Approximately $75 billion in true tax relief was CUT from the Nelson-Collins package. So, while the overall size of the package may have gotten slightly smaller, the spending actually increased.

  83. Tenacity Says:

    I’m missed 2 conference calls tonight. I’ve been on so many lately, tonight I experienced conference call withdrawal.

  84. JAC Says:

    i was arguing with some over at TMZ….. they were really going off about that woman that had 8 babies….. to the point of vile and threatening..
    I made sure I dropped in some posts about the stimulus getting passed will help them in California get that promised bonus for welfare people….

  85. Troy Says:

    I made sure I dropped in some posts about the stimulus getting passed will help them in California get that promised bonus for welfare people.
    The only bonus we will get is the old “bonus erectus”

  86. JAC Says:

    it only lasted an Hour….. but that congressman Eric Cantor really seems like a down to earth guy

  87. susiezen Says:

    Obamas #1 man chief of staff should not be overseeing census…..God help us. between that and the billions of our money going directly to the democratic party through acorn and several other groups disguised as one thing, but actually being underground democratic organizations supporting votes.
    our billions of $$$$$$$ going directly to obamas, pelosi,frank,reid,emmanual,,and the rest of the minions RE-ELECTION fund.
    we are actually paying for a guarantee that they all will FOREVER BE IN OFFICE….how evil…
    oh, but the billions are not enough…obama, you also want the census..

    obama, stealing all the control!!!! the worst part is, he still goes around giving speeches working on his image…he wants people to love him, worship him….hes a little bit like someone written about in the bible.

  88. JAC Says:

    well they may slow down… i think they need to recruit a new turn coat..
    teddy went back to flordia..and what’s his name left the cabinet to go back to the senate… i think that brings them down to 59

  89. JAC Says:

    phase 2 or 3 wll be making illegals citizens…… so they can vote…… making dems have the upper hand in all elections

  90. Troy Says:

    The GOP is already filing lawsuits on the Census thing.

  91. sliderblaze Says:

    comedy gold….watch the video

  92. Troy Says:

    JAC Says:

    February 13, 2009 at 6:16 am
    phase 2 or 3 wll be making illegals citizens…… so they can vote…… making dems have the upper hand in all elections
    That is already underway

  93. sliderblaze Says:

    seems like the O supporters support the republican approach….who woulda thunk it, just goes to show, people who vote, really dont kno what the are voting for

  94. JAC Says:

    but congressman cantor did say we were being heard….. the dems are worried about the public out cry..and if we keep it up it will hinder the next votes in congress…..

    he also sad something about another spending bill going to the house next week……. anyone know anything about it??

  95. sliderblaze Says:

    the unanimous vote to post the bill online for 48hrs….. the ones the Dems are now reniggn on…..

  96. sliderblaze Says:

    March on DC

    Restore Our Constitution
    May 30, 2009
    Washington DC
    Reserve the Date
    Details Coming Soon

    got this off the Pa. conservative allies web site….spread it far and wide people….

  97. ddlew Says:


    ‘Sanctions’ sought in eligibility case
    President’s attorneys file motion demanding birth, college records be withheld from public

    Posted: February 13, 2009
    12:15 am Eastern

    By Bob Unruh
    © 2009 WorldNetDaily

    A high-powered team of Los Angeles attorneys representing President Obama in his effort to keep his birth certificate, college records and passport documents concealed from the public has suggested there should be “monetary sanctions” against a lawyer whose clients have brought a complaint alleging Obama doesn’t qualify for the Oval Office under the Constitution’s demand for a “natural born” citizen in that post.

    The suggestion came in an exchange of e-mails and documents in a case brought by former presidential candidate Alan Keyes and others in California. The case originally sought to have the state’s electors ordered to withhold their votes for Obama until his eligibility was established. Since his inauguration, it has been amended to seek a future requirement for a vetting process, in addition to the still-sought unveiling of Obama’s records.

    In the case, being handled largely by Gary Kreep of the U.S. Justice Foundation, he recently subpoenaed the records documenting the attendance by Obama, or possibly the student when he was known as Barry Soetero, from Occidental College.

    The lawyer for the college, Stuart W. Rudnick of Musick, Peeler & Garrett, urgently contacted Fredric D. Woocher of Strumwasser & Woocher.

    “This firm is counsel to Occidental College. The College is in receipt of the enclosed subpoena that seeks certain information concerning President-Elect Barack Obama,” he wrote via fax. “Inasmuch as the subpoena appears to be valid on its face, the College will have no alternative but to comply with the subpoena absent a court order instructing otherwise.”

    Within hours, Woocher contacted Kreep regarding the issue, telling him, “It will likely not surprise you to hear that President-elect Obama opposes the production of the requested records.

    “In order to avoid the needless expense of our bringing and litigating a Motion to Quash the subpoena, I am writing to ask whether you would be willing to agree voluntarily to cancel or withdraw the subpoena…”

    Woocher warned, “Please be advised, in particular, that in the event we are forced to file a motion to quash and we prevail in that motion, we will seek the full measure of monetary sanctions provided for in the Code of Civil Procedures.”

    With Kreep out of town for a business trip, he did not respond immediately and the motion eventually was filed. It states that the records, which could reveal on what name Obama attended classes at Occidental and whether he attended on scholarship money intended for foreign students, “are of no relevance to this moot litigation.”

    It also claims the petitioners failed to serve the subpoena properly.


  98. JAC Says:


    cool,… it seems that things are opening up,…. I feel more optmistic than I have in a long time….. at least with Obama being exposed…
    sometimes things have to get worst before they can get better…
    The kool aid is wearing off……. people are seeing Bo as a Lier and a thug con man……he is pissing off people in Government and in high places….
    3 weeks in office….. lol… and I thought it would take 6 months

  99. ddlew2 Says:

    How the msm, or at least Fox, can ignore this is mind boggling.

    The main question is WHY would the President’s attorneys try to withhold these records from the public?

    This proves, more than anything thus far, that he is definitely hiding something.

  100. JAC Says:

    because he is hiding something….his funding for college….. his name…… at the very least the organizations he belonged to while there….

  101. JAC Says:

    i think jbjd has the right idea….. we need to files thousands of complaints in the states the wording allows it against Pelosi..
    it woul be a bckdoor way of getting at the truth about Bo plus it would hopefully take that witch out of office

  102. JAC Says:

    sorry lol typing in almost darkness in bed……

  103. JAC Says:

    just great… hubby was just telling me he saw on the local news tonight that 90% of the accused terrorist from Guantánamo might be sent to the federal prison 2 miles from my house

  104. JAC Says:

    Obama’s Communist, Radical Muslim, Chicago Mafia style thugs are attacking 4 courageous TN State representatives. We need to show appreciation to those 4 representatives and attack those Obama thugs back.

  105. susiezen Says:

    condolences to the family’s of last nights plane crash.

  106. JAC Says:

    hi susie

    and i second that

  107. JAC Says:

    need to go to sleep…… have a funeral to go to at noon tomorrow…..
    no one close just a member of my club…..good guy though


  108. susiezen Says:

    hi jac…is it obama that keeps waking me up at night???lol…still on baby night shift, what did we ever do before pc’s…sure keeps you company at these hrs of night!

  109. susiezen Says:

    I really feel for the people involved with this horrible plane crash. to me, that has got to be the most frighting experience, being trapped in a plane that is falling…just tragic.
    Please forgive me for possibly sounding cold by expressing my shear disgust with the news channels especially fox. they have had constant coverage of this accident since last night. it is their duty to report, and to express sorrow, but my lord, how can they possibly squeeze so much talk hour after hour, repeating themselves and covering absolutely no other news…its shameful. saying the same exact thing and showing the same photos over and over and over….its train wreck chasing in its worst form!!!!
    your basic rubber necking, and by next week this sad story will be turned into the eufuric beaten horse. again, my intentions are not in any way meant to be insensitive to family members.

  110. jrinNC Says:

    To Tenacity – This is the only thing I have found on Governor De Jure it came from a posting at Northeastshooters.

    Nomination of DE jure government State Governors and Delegates NEW CALL 02/07/09
    Get Involved Be A Dejure Governors or Delegates.

    Conference Call Nominating and electing Dejure Governors and Delegates..

    conference call, which begins at 6:00 PM, Pacific Time, Thursday, Feb. 5th, 2009. The number is (218) 339-2500, and when prompted, key-in the PIN # 126478

    Similar to what Eric Madsen was attempting to do.

    They are looking for Governors and Delegates for the 13 original states most of all.

  111. jrinNC Says:

    Some very good articles on what is a CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES
    h t t p ://
    http://w w
    h t t p://

    The last one I found extremely interesting in that the Government recognizes two distinct classes of citizens and from what I read we all gave up our rights to be a state citizen to become a federal citizen blindly by accepting a Social Security Number, etc.

  112. jrinNC Says:

    Correction to post – – To Tenacity – This is the only thing I have found on Governor De Jure it came from a posting at Northeastshooters.

    Phone Number area code is 218

  113. Tucker82254 Says:

    Hildy (Free Republic):

    Rep. John Culberson, TX claims the “stimulus” bill must be urgently voted on today — because Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leaving at 6:00 PM for an 8 day trip to Europe!

    Culberson made the charge on Houston’s KSEV radio.

    Pelosi is hoping to lead a delegation to Europe; there’s a meeting with the Pope and an award from an Italian legislative group.

    Calls to Pelosi’s spokesman went unreturned.

    In the rushing, Democrats have now broken their promise to have the public see the $790 billion bill for 48 hours before any vote.

    Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) predicted that none of his Senate colleagues would ‘have the chance’ to read the entire final version of the 1,071-page bill before it comes up for a final vote.

    http://w w

  114. sliderblaze Says:

    Beck is fired up

  115. patriotamy Says:

    Found this quote on the San Francisco Chronicle’s article about Fiscal Responsibility by Debra Saunders.

    “During a campaign debate last year, Obama chastised McCain’s plan to freeze domestic spending when he said to McCain, “The problem is you’re using a hatchet where you need a scalpel.”

    It turns out that when Obama was talking about cutting excess spending with a scalpel, he was using a shovel.”

    Seems to be a trend to start WAKING UP !!!

  116. Troy Says:

    A Canadians take on socialized health care…This is good.

  117. sliderblaze Says:

    i hope collins and snowe and specter are getn lit up today about this nonsense of not being able to read the bill…… now would be a good time to regain their dignity. I hope we are all calling, i know i have been

  118. rosettasister Says:

    From Previous Thread and meant for Bill O’Reilly:

    Megan Blendowski Says:
    February 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Bill, I had always thought myself a true patriot, watching ABC, NBC and CBS while growing up. I thought these men were so truthful and honest. This past election I finally realized on my own, the “liberal media” I was ashamed for not understanding political agendas. I read Bold Fresh and and almost finished with Culture Warrior. I cannot thank you enough for leading this culture war. Thank heavens for Fox News and you for delivering the news honestly.

    You can find others like this here:

    Polarik – Email “corner Barack Obama about his multiple citizenships”

  119. Troy Says:

    Go on television and tell a giant horseshit lie and you too can get a new house…..I gots no money, I gots no home, I only gots my monthly gubment check, hep me, Hep Me, HEP ME!!!

  120. Troy Says:

    Drudge has the Anti-Christ as his lead story

  121. sliderblaze Says:

    Troy Says:
    February 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Go on television and tell a giant horseshit lie and you too can get a new house…..I gots no money, I gots no home, I only gots my monthly gubment check, hep me, Hep Me, HEP ME!!!
    47 grand and it’s all gone in 3 yrs…..OMG these people are stupid. you cant fix stupid boss….

  122. rosettasister Says:

    Hugh Hewitt and Mark Steyn

    Listen here:

    02120903 Hewitt: Hour 3 – After a replay of the Mark Steyn interview, Hugh plays Valentine’s Day matchmaker with both of the Young Guns, then turns to serious matters in Israel’s election with Frank Gaffney of the Center For Security Policy.

    [audio src="" /]


    Mark Steyn on Barack Obama’s presidency as being Jimmy Carter at warp speed.


    HH: (laughing) Mark Steyn, we’re down 2,000 points since Election Day, 2,000 points in the market. On the other hand, I am always an optimist about the American economy because I do believe all the technology loose among all the entrepreneurs always rebuilds itself. But can they possibly claim when the recovery comes around this year, or it gets into full flower next year, that they had anything to do with it? I know they will, but will it fool anyone?

    MS: Well you know, they are setting themselves up to be able to claim anything they want. I noticed this formulation of Obama’s, that his stimulus package will create or save four million jobs.

    HH: Right.

    MS: Well, how will we know that they’ve created four million jobs? In other words, if in a couple of years time only four million Americans are in work, will that be due to the Obama stimulus package? I mean, that is a phony baloney target. And when you…there’s something slightly odd about a messianic figure…normally, I mean Tony Blair, when he was in his early messianic phase, used to stand up and announce his pledge to eradicate all poverty, all poverty, not just bits of it, not just 20% of it, but all of it. Obama is cautiously sort of framing this in a way that if things go bad or if things go good, he’ll be right either way.

  123. rosettasister Says:

    Also Norm Coleman with Hugh Hewitt:

    Listen here:

    02120902 Hewitt: Hour 2 – Hugh talks with once and future Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman about the latest on the recount trial, then talks politics and oddball news of the week with humorist, columnist, author and blogger, James Lileks.

    [audio src="" /]

  124. Troy Says:

    I hope all of the nice people here know how to grow their own food….If anyone hasn’t stocked up on seeds, then they need to….I’m not joking here people….Hard times are on their way and SOON!!!….Seed is inexpensive and will be worth it’s weight in gold in the near future…Does anyone find it ironic that the final straw (porkulous package) in the collapsing of the US economy falls on today, Friday the 13th?

  125. patriotamy Says:

    I have been growing my own vegies for years, and I seed harvest. That way I know I have good seed for the next year. I also can my garden produce.

    Just an ole farm girl. 🙂

  126. patriotamy Says:

    We, my hubby and I, also stock up on freeze dried foods every chance we get. It reconstitutes very nicely and has a long shelf life.

  127. Troy Says:

    Good for you Amy, that’s great news….I’m afraid that the inner city people are going to be totally screwed….I sit on 10 acres of countryside and have the means to grow plenty of food also….I will also defend my turf with a vengence.

  128. sliderblaze Says:

    ok, go to drudge report and check out pelosi’s pic.

    then go here

  129. sliderblaze Says:

    Troy Says:
    February 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Good for you Amy, that’s great news….I’m afraid that the inner city people are going to be totally screwed….I sit on 10 acres of countryside and have the means to grow plenty of food also….I will also defend my turf with a vengence.

    i will defend my land with extreme prejudice…..

  130. patriotamy Says:

    A few years ago, I lived where I didn’t have a lot of ground to plant in. I did “pot gardening”. A big flower pot will handle tomato plants, carrots, peas, green beans, etc. There are ways to grow things if people take the time to do it.

  131. rosettasister Says:

    LOL, slider!

    Maybe we just have to play Slim Whitman’s Indian Love Song, and Pelosi’s head will explode!

  132. rosettasister Says:

    GOP Calls Obama’s Census Plans Unconstitutional, an ‘Assault on Democracy’

  133. sliderblaze Says:

    rosettasister Says:
    February 13, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    GOP Calls Obama’s Census Plans Unconstitutional, an ‘Assault on Democracy’
    not the first…..most likely not the last unfortunately..

  134. sliderblaze Says:

    Nice, the rail train that Reid put in the bill….. to study the envirn. impact will take 5 yrs to study before the project begins….

    thanks Rush, where the real news is….

  135. Troy Says:

    Excuse me, but isn’t this Hillary Clinton’s job and not Nancy “Horse Face” Pelosi’s?

  136. Troy Says:

    Liberal Supreme Court

  137. Troy Says:

    Rose, I have a post stuck in moderation

  138. LadyTexan Says:

    Do those of you who grow your own veggies have problems keeping deer away?

    My neigborhood has tons of deer that eat everything in sight. Being near a small town, they can’t be stopped by hunters.

    I haven’t found an effective way to deter them from eating what I grow. Even flowers. It’s frustrating, so I didn’t bother this past year.

  139. sliderblaze Says:


    shoot them….lol, get some meat with those veggies

  140. Troy Says:

    LadyTexan Says:

    February 13, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    Do those of you who grow your own veggies have problems keeping deer away?

    My neigborhood has tons of deer that eat everything in sight. Being near a small town, they can’t be stopped by hunters.

    I haven’t found an effective way to deter them from eating what I grow. Even flowers. It’s frustrating, so I didn’t bother this past year.
    Lady, that is a major problem that a good friend of mine also faces….He hasn’t come up with a really good solution either…The best that he has been able to do is put up light weight netting….It has helped.

  141. LadyTexan Says:


    Does the netting go around like a fence, or on top with stakes?

    I live in a stupid golf course community, so we have restrictions on types of fencing.

    Slider… if I could shoot them without getting fined or arrested I would.
    I think most of my neighbors would too.

  142. patriotamy Says:

    LadyTexan Says:

    February 13, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    Last year we bought some cheap pinwheels that were reflective and put them up around the perimeter on short posts. Seemed to work pretty well.

  143. Troy Says:

    The deer in his neighborhood have lost all fear of humans and will walk into the yard with you standing right infront of them…They are actually pests now and if a gun goes off all the people come running out to see if one of their precious Bambis has been hurt….They need to be thinned out…It’s like a freakin petting zoo over there….As far as I’m concerned they all have a big sign around their necks that says, “Venison”

  144. patriotamy Says:

    The cottontail rabbits got some of my early veggies.

  145. LadyTexan Says:


    The kind you’d get at a party store?

  146. rosettasister Says:

    13.5% of the U.S. economy – Shame, shame!

    The Real Stimulus Burden

    We’ll be paying for this in many ways, for many years.

    The nearby chart (click below) shows how the bill will increase the 2009 budget deficit, which is already the largest in modern history.

    Perhaps you recall the deficit wails from the Reagan years, but the peak deficit was only 6% of GDP in 1983.

    In the Clinton years we were told taxes had to rise to reduce a deficit of merely 3.9% of GDP.

    CBO estimates the 2009 deficit will reach 8.3% of the economy, not including the stimulus or bank bailout cash.

    Toss in those, and analysts at the Strategas Group estimate the deficit could hit nearly $2 trillion, or 13.5% of the U.S. economy.

    Please take a look at this image.

    Specter, Snowe and Collins had it within their power to stop this or at least mitigate it.

    There is nothing honorable about their behavior.

  147. LadyTexan Says:


    That’s exactly like it is here.
    I walk the dogs every day, and we can practically walk up and touch the deer before they even bother to flinch.

  148. patriotamy Says:

    LadyTexan Says:

    February 13, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    The kind you’d get at a party store?
    Yes. The smaller pinwheels worked nicely, because even a slight breeze would get them to spinning.

  149. Troy Says:

    LadyTexan Says:

    February 13, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Does the netting go around like a fence, or on top with stakes?
    He uses light weight plastic stakes about the size of ski poles and puts them around the perimeter of flower beds, etc….He uses a light netting made of some sort of plastic to attach to the poles/stakes….Its about 5 feet high.

  150. Troy Says:

    Off topic, but a buddy of mine took me fishing yesterday to the Trinity River just west of Centerville, Texas….We freakin mopped up on White Bass….In three hours we both caught our 25 fish limits….We actually caught 62 and had to throw a dozen back and I’m glad we did because we encountered the Game Warden on our way back to our vehicle…wooo hooo!!!

    Now I have to go outside and fillet 50 fish…Grrrrrrrr

  151. JAC Says:

    I do a technique called winter sowing …… I have already been planting my seeds in two liter bottles and putting them outside…
    great way for a beginner to have great luck planting seeds early without much fuss …..
    I have even grown rose bushes this way from seed..
    and everything is extra hardy too…Veggies I wait until the 3rd or 4th week of march

  152. LadyTexan Says:

    I hope Larry makes a killing (pun intended) off his book. 🙂
    Friday, February 13, 2009
    To the Obot Idiots who have attacked this blog over night over Vantage Press, you can say what you wish, but upon the release of the Vantage Press edition of

    Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder?

    it will come with wide-spread promotion including book signings at book stores as well as local and nationwide book reviews in the press.

    The purpose of this book is to reach the widest possible audience and I feel good about being able to do this with Vantage.

    As for the comments and threats from the Obama Idiots, let me say, what sells books better than a bunch of idiots screaming over its publication? So keep screaming, threatening, harassing and calling to protest as I appreciate the assistance in selling this book.

    For those who did not clearly understand the post last night let me try to make it clear. If you wish to purchase a copy of the book before the Vantage Press Edition is out in April 2009, you may order a copy from your Book Store by providing the ISBN number, which will ship copies under Aardvark Publishing until the Vantage Press Edition is released. These are available to Book Stores beginning March 1, 2009.

    Thank you to everyone who has assisted me in this project and I look forward to the Vantage Press Edition release and promotion. Just as I look forward to the attempts by the Obama surrogates/supporters to threaten, harass, and intimidate Vantage Press. Thank you in advance Obama idiots for pushing up sale’s!!!

  153. patriotamy Says:

    Still too cold here for early sowing. Only 35 degrees for today’s high. But, I start mine in late March and generally set out plants in late April, early May. (depending on weather)

  154. LadyTexan Says:

    Our weather is too unpredicatable to count on.

    Last week we had highs in the 30’s, this week it’s been in the 70’s.

    Makes gardening difficult, until the temps level out more.

  155. JAC Says:

    Human Events: Stimulus Bill Hides Unconstitutional Provision (10th Amendment)

  156. JAC Says:


    with this Technique ……. the temps can still freeze and pile on snow…
    only veggies and annuals do you have to wait a bit longer…

  157. rosettasister Says:

    Apologies if already posted:

    ‘Sanctions’ sought in eligibility case

    President’s attorneys file motion demanding birth, college records be withheld from public

  158. rosettasister Says:

    Porkulus Bill LIVE THREAD- CSPAN- 02/13/09

    Here’s a good one:

    To: eeevil conservative

    Lurking, watching and about to start drinking.

    272 posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 11:04:56 AM by Raebie

    I already started!!

    Already started, but then I work graveyard shift and already made about 12 phone calls this morning. To what purpose, I don’t know, my representatives and Senators are among the worst of the lot…California, you know, near MyDamn Pelosi’s district.

    ditto that

  159. rosettasister Says:

    Why Some Constitutional Suits Don’t Stand a Chance in Court

    That is why judges toss out certain cases — because the plaintiffs weren’t able to show they suffered concrete harm. That was the circumstance when an Internet-fueled rumor sparked several lawsuits seeking to bar Honolulu-born Barack Obama from the presidency because the plaintiffs doubted he was, as the Constitution requires, “a natural-born citizen.”

    In dismissing one such suit, Judge R. Barclay Surrick, of federal district court in Philadelphia, said an aim of the standing doctrine is to prevent courts from deciding questions “where the harm is too vague.” He observed that a disgruntled voter who suffered no individual harm “would have us derail the democratic process by invalidating a candidate for whom millions of people voted and who underwent excessive vetting during what was one of the most hotly contested presidential primary in living memory.”

    Judge Surrick acknowledged that “standing can be a difficult concept for lawyers and nonlawyers alike.” Nonetheless, he wrote, “standing has been a consistent barrier to lower courts hearing generalized, undifferentiated claims by voters and citizens.”

    Polarik Comments:

    To: BP2; LucyT; Calpernia; Iowan; MHGinTN; Fred Nerks

    Yes, indeed, we first learned all we needed to know about “standing” this from Berg’s August lawsuit and Obama’s Motion to Dismiss, although the legal eagles knew it already.

    However, it’s a totally different ballgame now that Obama is illegally serving as President. Obama signed into law a bunch of Executive Orders whose validity is contingent upon and subject to his legal authority to issue them, of which he has none, being an ineligibile President, and that he, and he alone, is responsible for the issuance of these Executive Orders, and therefore is personally responsible.

    I predict that there will be tangible and particular injury to one or more persons as a consequence of closing GITMO and releasing enemy combatants who are then free to commit crimes against Americans.

    Although his Freedom of Information Act memorandum does not confer any rights to individuals that they did not have before, I feel that the language Obama used opens the doors for all Americans who question his citizenship, his openness, and his violations of the Law, to petition all government agencies who can request access to Obama’s original birth records, school records, law records, selective service records, and more, to disclose this information to the public, pursuant to his own instructions and recommendations, and in the spirit of the memorandum he so stated, that:

    The Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears. Nondisclosure should never be based on an effort to protect the personal interests of Government officials at the expense of those they are supposed to serve. In responding to requests under the FOIA, executive branch agencies (agencies) should act promptly and in a spirit of cooperation, recognizing that such agencies are servants of the public.

    Everyone has a right to request this information on his or her own account, and these requests will not be subject to the issue of standing, as these requests will not go through the court system, but through the appropriate government channels, both state and federal agencies who have access to the records of governmental employees.

    What makes this different from any previous public efforts to pry lose his birth certificate, is that individual Americans are not asking for legal redress here, but compliance with the FOIA memorandum that Obama personally issued. If he is going to cling to the attitude that every other government officials should make their records public, except the President, that he deserves any special treatment, that he can demand transparency for everyone but himself, that alone will singularly undermine his credibility, and with it his legitimacy as President.

    There’s no reason why We the People can beat him at his own game, by adopting the same “in-your-face” tactics of the Left, no matter how distasteful they may seem, to pressure government agencies, and in particular, government heads, to answer to the will of the people and to the Rule of Law. The problem has been that not enough people have gathered together to make enough noise that offices of government officials and Media moguls cannot shut it out.

    110 posted on Thursday, February 12, 2009 9:21:23 PM by Polarik

  160. rosettasister Says:

    There’s no reason why We the People can beat him at his own game, by adopting the same “in-your-face” tactics of the Left, no matter how distasteful they may seem, to pressure government agencies, and in particular, government heads, to answer to the will of the people and to the Rule of Law. The problem has been that not enough people have gathered together to make enough noise that offices of government officials and Media moguls cannot shut it out.

    110 posted on Thursday, February 12, 2009 9:21:23 PM by Polarik


    Wow, I couldn’t agree more!

  161. rosettasister Says:

    C-SPAN offers gavel to gavel coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives.

    C-SPAN2 offers gavel to gavel coverage of the U.S. Senate.

  162. Tenacity Says:

    Friday, February 13, 2009
    6PM to 10PM Central

    Plains Radio Network and “The Lion’s Den”
    hosted by Ed Hale
    announces a VERY special
    night with some very
    distinguished guests, here to discuss states’ rights and issues.

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  163. Tenacity Says:

    I saw your comments…Thanks.

    I haven’t heard back from my guys yet.

  164. rosettasister Says:

    I searched “13.5 percent of GDP” just to see what would come up.

    The first (5) hits were:

    Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Venezuela, Albania

    Is this where we’re headed?!

  165. Fernley Girl Says:

    Re: Gardens
    Look up “Chinese raised bed gardens”
    I’ve been gardening that way for over 30 years in high altitude cold weather climates, and in warmer low-altitude climates. I always get a higher yield and a longer season than my neighbors. It’s a bit of work to build the beds, but worth the results. Use soaker hoses for watering, and group your plantings by water needs. We have arsenic in our water until the new water plant is finished, so there’s an arsenic filter between the hose bib and the hoses so the plants don’t take up the arsenic into our food supply.

  166. NEConservative Says:

    arsenic? ouch

    House Vote done: via

    House vote on stimulus imminent, Update: All GOPers, seven Dems vote noposted at 1:21 pm on February 13, 2009 by Allahpundit
    Send to a Friend | Share on Facebook | printer-friendly They’re in the last throes of grandstanding on the House floor as I write this. ETA for the roll: 1:30 p.m. sharp, safely ahead of Madam Speaker’s departure time for that flight to Rome. Whew.
    You can watch live at C-SPAN1. The Senate vote is tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m., but Roll Call says they may hold it open for hours afterwards in case they don’t hit the magic number of 60 on their first shot. Exit question: Does any House Republican dare vote for this crap sandwich? Phone numbers and e-mail addresses to come in an update, if so!
    Update: Here’s a reassuring prognosis from Emanuel Cleaver, via Drudge: “Regardless of party, we all cast our votes with one hand and crossed our fingers with the other.”
    Update: The line held. It passes 246-183, with all 176 Republicans (and seven Democrats) voting against. One Democrat voted “present.” A tribute to The One, perchance?

  167. rosettasister Says:

    House vote on stimulus imminent, Update: All GOPers, seven Dems vote no


    I wonder who the seven dems were.

  168. rosettasister Says:

    New Thread:

  169. Tenacity Says:

    “would have us derail the democratic process by invalidating a candidate for whom millions of people voted and who underwent excessive vetting during what was…..

    MY ASS!

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