published Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The Calling

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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Selah said...

Too funny...but TRUE!!!

August 30, 2011 at 12:05 a.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Bennett is horrible. When is the TFP going to balance this dolt or get rid of him altogether?

August 30, 2011 at 12:19 a.m.
nucanuck said...

Clay, you know you drawn a good one when BRP squawks.

August 30, 2011 at 12:40 a.m.
acerigger said...

BRP, I'm getting a picture of you ,it looks like someone who might be (comfortably) retired,receiving SSI,w/medicare benefits,probably obese,(in a government financed HOVER-ROUND.) Now tell me how far off am I in that assessment?

August 30, 2011 at 1:14 a.m.
blackwater48 said...

THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION

Bachmann said Hurricane Irene, coupled with the recent earthquake, is proof that God is trying to send us a warning of impending doom. We need to get right with God and Obama out of the White House.That reminds me of a movie.

"(We're) headed for a disaster of biblical proportions. Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes (!), volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"

I guess God is foreshadowing the destructive pestilence of President Bachmann. (cue the freaky violins from Psycho)

By the way, nucanuck, BRP ALWAYS squawks about Clay's cartoons. That's who he is, that's what he does. I believe the clinical term is 'obsession.' Actually, it's more whining than squawking.

Wonder how timbagger will react? Or is it, timbugger?

August 30, 2011 at 1:16 a.m.
OllieH said...

Bennett is so horrible that BigRidgePatriot can hardly wait for the next cartoon to be posted so he tell the world just how horrible Bennett is.

August 30, 2011 at 2:18 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

God wants Obama to win all 58 states? Wish these liberal hypocrites would hold themselves to the same standards they want to hold conservatives to. Wish they'd acquire a sense of humor, too--Bachmann was joking about the quake and Irene being clear messages from triune Jehovah; watch the video.

August 30, 2011 at 2:34 a.m.
timbo said...

Bennett might be right about Bachmann but to be fair, which he isn't, Obama is a laugh a minute. His gaffes show how dumb he really is. This guy reminds me of a used car salesman on steroids. Here is the web site of the top ten Obama gaffes. There was too many to copy here. The web site is http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/barackobama/a/top-10-obama-quotes.htm

Remember the one about 57 states or when he said corps man incorrectly, or the one where he admitted his Muslim faith. The guy is a laugh riot.

Joe Biden and Obama are the best comedy team since Martin and Lewis. They are so dumb it hurts.

Yea, Bachmann says some dumb stuff but she is an amateur versus the Socialist twins.

August 30, 2011 at 3:31 a.m.
timbo said...

blackwater48....You need to call Obama for some new material. Yours is getting stale. You love Bennett so much, are you his long lost brother? Lover? I know you metrosexuals are sometimes confused about which side of the sexual revolution you land.

By the way, I can't vote for Bachmann because of her anti-abortion views. You and some of these other liberals are poster children for abortion rights. I can see the poster now. Your little faces are bunched together looking pitiful like when Bachmann was elected or something. It would have the heading "SUPPORT ABORTION RIGHTS" then at the bottom, "OR YOU MIGHT END OF WITH MORE OF THEM."

Hey, if liberals support abortion, and liberals abort more often than conservatives...wouldn't they be killing off the next generation of idiots like you that would vote democrat. As usual, you guys go one step forward, two steps back. Go figure.

Maybe I can get Bennett to draw it for me.

August 30, 2011 at 3:37 a.m.
fairmon said...

Bachmann only talks about her philosophy and beliefs with no details how she would do all those wonderful things she talks about. She must have learned that from Obama. Next thing you know she will be using phrases like hope and change and yes we can.

Which candidates talk about things like the UN and IMF are becoming more influential in world affairs and the world economy. The IMF just reduced their growth forecast for the U.S. Both entities use money from the nations they influence while continuing to increase their control over them. The U.S. is a large contributor to both. Which candidate has outlined a viable plan to bring jobs back to the U.S.? How will they convince Americans to buy made in America products? How will they stop the technology drain and loss of those with the knowledge, skill and ability needed to sustain such to other countries?

August 30, 2011 at 4:03 a.m.
fairmon said...

The U.S. economy will not and cannot improve unless energy independence is achieved. Gas is $1 higher than one year ago. This is like an added weekly tax on those that can least afford it. This is reduced spending power for other goods and services. The current POTUS has a high IQ but is an economic idiot. He and his administration nor either party in congress has provided a plan to achieve energy independence. Both parties are too busy campaigning and blaming the other. A plan for energy independence was or is a purpose of the DOE. It appears they prefer the easy role of criticizing and putting up unreasonable barriers to those that do pursue U.S. domestic energy sources.

Reducing spending is good. Increasing tax rates and simplifying the tax codes and closing loop holes is good. However, neither will be of any help if failure to increase demand for American made products and failing to decrease unemployment to significantly lower levels continues.

August 30, 2011 at 4:30 a.m.
woody said...

I wouldn't worry too much about the idea of God talking to Bachmann. I mean look what it did for Oral Roberts....

Besides..it's all the talking Gov. Perry and Dick Cheney are doing that's going to 'sink' the conservative ship in the end....

Now, that's funny..Woody

August 30, 2011 at 6:14 a.m.
twharr said...

Good one Clay!

August 30, 2011 at 6:47 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

How much of "energy independence" is code word of "cheap gas"? After all, can we really be energy independent when we consume 25% of the world's oil? We don't own 25% of the world's oil. Until someone (right or left) starts talking conservation and alternative sources as well, it's all just talk. Cheap gas today just accelerates us to the day of scarce gas sooner. It isn't really a long term plan. When gas hit $5/gal the sale of SUV's and muscle cars tanked; gas came back down and our affair with gas guzzlers resumed. This doesn't even address the other fossil fuel, coal, used for 60% of electricity production here in the US (and it's ours, not from the middle east) We build 6000 sft houses, and leave lights on and AC running full blast.

Nope, I'm not hearing any real suggestions from any politicians; rightfully so-we as Americans don't want to hear it, so it would be political suicide.

August 30, 2011 at 6:48 a.m.
EaTn said...

Anyone who thinks they know and can speak the mind of God has an elevator that doesn't go to the top floor. Michelle, Sarah and Rick appear to be in a race to win the "loonie of the year" award, and are being cheered on by the other loonies out there.

August 30, 2011 at 6:50 a.m.
hambone said...

Jusy watched Dick Cheney on NBC talking about his new book.

Dick Cheney's legacy is written in American and Iraq blood on a backdrop of a mythical mushroom cloud!!

August 30, 2011 at 7:38 a.m.
woody said...

Hey y'all (gosh, I hope I got that right) if you really want a good laugh this morning (in reference to Clay's 'toon' today) check out an "Op-Ed" piece in the Chicago Tribune entitled "The Godly Planet."

It should make everyone's (with a few possible exceptions) day..Woody

August 30, 2011 at 7:41 a.m.
fairmon said...

Ikeithlu... Including natural gas, oil and coal we have more known reserves, more will be discovered, than all middle eastern countries combined. At current rates and projected consumption enough to last over 150 years. Enough natural gas reserves to become a net exporter which would help balance the trade deficit. Natural gas is cleanest burning and cars operate more efficiently on nat gas than oil based fuels. The government is promoting electrical cars instead without an electrical grid to handle the load. Some oil and energy companies are willing to build an LNG distribution system utilizing current service stations which is much more logical than converting every parking meter to a for a fee charging system with an inadequate therefore unreliable electrical grid.

How many jobs would exploring, accessing, processing, distributing, producing nat gas engines, converting gas engines to natural gas and related activities create? In the millions which would address the unemployment problem. Some companies are already recruiting and paying well, including moving cost, those willing to relocate and work hard. The DOE has issued a committee supporting findings with regulatory needs but congress is not processing the bill and the legislation needed to set the activity in motion. Why is that not surprising? Could it be they haven't donated enough to campaigns yet? I had hope when it was revealed that Nancy Pelosi had invested heavily in a natural gas fund but still nothing has been done.

August 30, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
fairmon said...

I agree that conservation must be part of any energy program. Taxing fuels to achieve a cost of over $5 a gallon and adopting fair tax proposal H.R. 25 to protect those with middle and lower income would be a real positive step and encourage conservation. The wealthy and politicians, most of them are also wealthy, don't like the bill therefore it will not likely ever see the light of day.

August 30, 2011 at 8:39 a.m.
fairmon said...

timbo...

I can't agree with either party on many issues and usually wind up wasting my vote on an independent. I have often wondered how so many liberals reconcile supporting abortion but oppose the death penalty?

August 30, 2011 at 8:44 a.m.
fairmon said...

I watched a part of a Trump interview. He as full of himself as Obama. Now that would be a duel of egos to watch. We could vote for the one that said "I" most often. Obama could blame Bush, the Japanese Tsunami, other natural disasters, congress and bad luck while Trump blamed Obama and talked about how smart, great and rich he is while telling us how lucky we are he is willing to be president. He surpasses Bachmann's ego hands down. I LMAO when he said if the republicans fail to pick the right candidate he may be forced to enter the race for the good of the country, damn what an ego. I hope they pick the one he thinks is right so we don't have the risk of him entering the race.

August 30, 2011 at 9:07 a.m.
EaTn said...

L4F--now that you've mentioned Warren Buffet, I notice where the wealthy in Europe are agreeing with Warren and think the govt should raise their taxes to help cover their debt issue. Of course the wingers here will think they've lost their marbles and that it's not patriotic for the wealthy to pay their fair share (which is not the same as equal percent share).

August 30, 2011 at 9:08 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

I agree with you in part harp, except that to access much of the fossil fuels will be inconvenient, expensive and inefficient, not to mention a risk to the environment. My point is: without reducing use it is not helpful to assume anything like energy independence. We are doing very little as a public to reduce use. Corporations, surprisingly, do quite a bit because saving energy helps the bottom line. But as a public, as long as we enjoy low energy prices no one has any incentive to conserve.

August 30, 2011 at 9:10 a.m.
moon4kat said...

So, true, Clay. The GOP has turned itself into a circus sideshow. Lots of gasps and laughs; not much in the way of thoughtful plans or workable policies for the good of the whole nation.

August 30, 2011 at 9:20 a.m.
whatsnottaken said...

No. God certainly doesn't want Obama to win. Muhammad maybe, but not God.

August 30, 2011 at 9:23 a.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Obama has said so many outrageous, stupid things that I am sure someone is writing a book about it. Bennett wastes time attacking the #4 Republican candidate (10% last I saw) and gives his political god a complete pass. Of course, you have to be something other than a socialist or a Marxist to recognize many of the Obama gaffes but since nearly everyone here denies they are of that ilk I would expect you can comprehend.

Jump on every conservative gaffe, ignore every leftist gaffe, all conservatives are stupid, all leftist are incredibly intelligent. Clay Bennett and his followers dutifully follow this program because they cannot handle the issues.

Bennett is irrelevant as he continuously ignores the big news because the news is that Obama turned out to be an abject failure and his policies are harming the country.

August 30, 2011 at 9:37 a.m.
OllieH said...

Boy, I'm glad to see that whatsnottaken knows exactly what God wants. It must come as great comfort to have such a keen understanding of the desires of the almighty.

It's funny to me that you Obamaphobes keep bringing up the 57 states line from May of 2008. If you want to prove that President Obama is prone to gaffes, you might try to come up with something in the last 39 months! With Michele Bachmann you don't have to wait 39 minutes for one of these insane rants.

August 30, 2011 at 10:05 a.m.
OllieH said...

BigRidgePatriot-

Please, enlighten us. Exactly what issues have been ignored by our favorite cartoonist?

August 30, 2011 at 10:07 a.m.
potcat said...

Harp, read "Innocent Man" by John Grisham.

That book should be required reading for every one.

August 30, 2011 at 10:20 a.m.
rolando said...

Raising the cost of gasoline/diesel/energy with the expectation of reducing consumption requires a narrow viewpoint. One aspect is lowered while others are raised.

When the cost of doing business [driving a truck or farm tractor, using electricity, etc] goes up, that increase is passed on to the consumer. In reality, the cost of living goes way up. Who is hurt most when it costs more to merely live? Yeah, those on a fixed income or making under $40K/year.

The alternative is to do without -- which does reduce consumption -- at the cost of a lowered standard of living...reduced medical care, poor diet, fewer warm clothes, walking not riding, and so on. Kinda sorta like Somalia, for instance.

China loves it that way.

August 30, 2011 at 10:26 a.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

acerigger said... "BRP, I'm getting a picture of you ,it looks like someone who might be (comfortably) retired,receiving SSI,w/medicare benefits,probably obese,(in a government financed HOVER-ROUND.) Now tell me how far off am I in that assessment?"

If that were true, would you be the enlightened leftist in the room that is trying to make fun of the old, fat, disabled guy? Typical leftist. They want to pretend they are thoughtful, tolerant and compassionate, until they run into an opposing viewpoint, at which point they start attacking. Bennett and acerigger are cut from the same cloth! It is a pretty ugly crowd that admires the Bennett!

August 30, 2011 at 10:41 a.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

OllieH said... "Please, enlighten us. Exactly what issues have been ignored by our favorite cartoonist?"

In a word, how would you describe your politics? I will try to share examples that your paradigm can handle.

August 30, 2011 at 10:43 a.m.
mtngrl said...

rolando stated "The alternative is to do without -- which does reduce consumption -- at the cost of a lowered standard of living...reduced medical care, poor diet, fewer warm clothes, walking not riding, and so on. Kinda sorta like Somalia, for instance."

This shows some huge fallacies in the conservative brain when it comes to thoughts on the environment. First, why are the only alternatives either all or none? Doing without is not the only alternative.

Second, many of the things you list actually improve standard of living when reducing consumption. Everything you buy does not need to be trucked in across country. We have cut back our energy use fairly drastically and our standard of living has really improved, especially diet due to buying everything from local farmers. Walking instead of riding improves your health, and what better way to measure quality of life than being healthy. Both of these reduce need for medical care. I do not see being fat and lazy as having a high quality of life, though others seem to differ.

August 30, 2011 at 11:08 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

What issues has Mr Bennett ignored? The murder of unborn babies for the convenience of grownups. The murder of unborn babies for medical experiments. The anti-science of liberals who don't want a mother to see how her unborn baby looks nor to learn how developed s/he is. The social costs of fornication: children without an Adam-and-Eve family average sicker, dumber, more criminal than those reared as triune Jehovah prefers. ("Dan Quayle Was Right.") The injustice of slaughtering unborn babies but not executing murderers. The separation of Christians from our tax dollars. The utter failure of big government; can he draw "8%"?
Well?

August 30, 2011 at 11:36 a.m.
lkeithlu said...
  • The separation of Christians from our tax dollars.*

Don't pay taxes, Andrew, and don't expect police, fire, roads, water utilities, garbage pickup, national guard, border protection etc. I'm sure everyone who objects to taxes for religious reasons can figure these things out on their own.

August 30, 2011 at 11:44 a.m.
XGSBoss said...

Jesus H. "Riding A Dinosaur" Christ!! Andrew is one thouroughly messed up, antiquated, "I only care about the unborn screw the born" bible thumping, ANTI-SCIENCE, homophobic, closed-minded guy. Holy mother of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!!

Oh! God called you too Andrew. He wants you to go to the Khost Province in Afghanistan and proselytize.

August 30, 2011 at 11:57 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

Or North Korea, where I can enjoy the tolerance of modern scientific atheists? As for Afghanistan, the kabob in Jalalabad was pretty good.

We murder 20,000 born and 1,000,000 unborn a year in this country.

Your mind is closed to what's in mine?

August 30, 2011 at 12:03 p.m.
AndrewLohr said...

ilkeithlu said... * The separation of Christians from our tax dollars.* Don't pay taxes, Andrew, and don't expect police, fire, roads, water utilities, garbage pickup, national guard, border protection etc. I'm sure everyone who objects to taxes for religious reasons can figure these things out on their own.

Police functions are Biblical, Rom 13--and therefore unconstitutional? Private fire, water, and garbage services exist; so do mercenaries, though armies are Biblical. The first auto road in the US was private. I joined the Libertarian Party when I noticed a string of these facts. But why not let atheists pay for their schools and Christians for ours, etc.?

August 30, 2011 at 12:13 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Public schools are not "atheist", Andrew. They are neutral on religion. Aren't you glad? What if Catholics were in the majority and insisted on teaching everyone the catechism in public school? Or if Jews were the majority, your children would be taught that Jesus was not the messiah. Just because your flavor of Christianity cannot be taught to public school children does not make schools "atheist". No one in school is telling kids God does not exist.

August 30, 2011 at 12:34 p.m.
timbo said...

Bennett might be right about Bachmann but to be fair, which he isn't, Obama is a laugh a minute. His gaffes show how dumb he really is. This guy reminds me of a used car salesman on steroids. Here is the web site of the top ten Obama gaffes. There was too many to copy here. The web site is http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/barackobama/a/top-10-obama-quotes.htm

Remember the one about 57 states or when he said corps man incorrectly, or the one where he admitted his Muslim faith. The guy is a laugh riot.

Joe Biden and Obama are the best comedy team since Martin and Lewis. They are so dumb it hurts.

Yea, Bachmann says some dumb stuff but she is an amateur versus the Socialist twins.

August 30, 2011 at 12:42 p.m.
timbo said...

blackwater48....You need to call Obama for some new material. Yours is getting stale. You love Bennett so much, are you his long lost brother? Lover? I know you metrosexuals are sometimes confused about which side of the sexual revolution you land.

By the way, I can't vote for Bachmann because of her anti-abortion views. You and some of these other liberals are poster children for abortion rights. I can see the poster now. Your little faces are bunched together looking pitiful like when Bachmann was elected or something. It would have the heading "SUPPORT ABORTION RIGHTS" then at the bottom, "OR YOU MIGHT END OF WITH MORE OF THEM."

Hey, if liberals support abortion, and liberals abort more often than conservatives...wouldn't they be killing off the next generation of idiots like you that would vote democrat. As usual, you guys go one step forward, two steps back. Go figure.

Maybe I can get Bennett to draw it for me.

August 30, 2011 at 12:44 p.m.
terrybham said...

Two thumbs up Clay.

August 30, 2011 at 1:08 p.m.
ArnoldZiffel said...

Maybe BO will hit himself in the head with his driver on some sunny afternoon on the links and take himself out. Do us all a favor. Michelle Bachman will have my vote if nominated, or any of the others. BO is the worst pesident we've ever had.

August 30, 2011 at 2:08 p.m.
ArnoldZiffel said...

The God of Islam certainly wants BO to win.

August 30, 2011 at 3:28 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Bennett, how about a really cutting edge cartoon on Huntsman or Santorum. Maybe you could bore all of the conservatives to death so you don't have to see their posts anymore. Your followers would still swoon and you could feel proud of yourself!

August 30, 2011 at 3:48 p.m.
XGSBoss said...

If you Google Santorum, you find out there is much more to him than you might imagine. I get frothy just thinking about him!

August 30, 2011 at 4:13 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Santorum has no chance, and Huntsman is too normal (so he has no chance) Why can't the GOP and the Tea Party field someone who is not a loony? I think that's telling. I'm not pleased with Obama, but I think he was doomed from the start, what with the recession and the GOP bluntly announcing that their only priority was to make him fail. He is not savvy enough to succeed against that.

August 30, 2011 at 4:34 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

frothy! I am having a hard time conjuring up an image for that one!

lkeithlu. I suppose you see Bachmann as crazy like I see Obama as a bumbling ideological socialist that is not nearly as bright as his fan club claims he is. Without the protection he actively gets from the media (like Bennett, if you can include him as media) we could enjoy daily laughs at Obama's expense.

August 30, 2011 at 4:45 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Well, to be honest, there is nothing stopping us from our daily laugh...

http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/2011/08/30/91253

Just do not expect it to come from this page!

August 30, 2011 at 4:49 p.m.
hambone said...

Very little constructive on here today.

Just the same oid name calling back and forth!!

August 30, 2011 at 4:49 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

hambone,

That is what happens when Bennett presents a hollow topic, which is the case most of the time, since he refuses to touch on important topics, because those topics would be how Obama is screwing up everthing he touches.

August 30, 2011 at 4:51 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Now HERE is a brilliant, relevant cartoon.

http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/2011/08/28/91248

As the leftists look for scapegoats and try to find fault in their "opposition" (who are really their friends and neighbors trying to save them from themselves) the leftist becomes more and more irrelevant, until the point that their efforts at deflection make them look weak, tiny and insignificant.

August 30, 2011 at 5:03 p.m.
XGSBoss said...

Wow, clicked on a BRP link and had a pop up with boner killer Michelle Malkin on it right away. Then had another pop up hawking the new book by that guy that had his hand up GW's butt for 8 years. Lesson learned, no more BRP link clicking!

August 30, 2011 at 5:13 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Too bad XGSBoss. If you focused a little harder you might have found the cartoons. Oh well, now you can go back to your Nancy Pelosi pin-ups!

August 30, 2011 at 5:20 p.m.
fairmon said...

POTCAT...

I have read every book of Gresham's including Innogent Man. That doesn't say there is never justification for the death penalty. Sir-han Sir-han that shot Robert Kennedy is on video committing the act and was immediately captured by I think Roosevelt Greer. He should have fried the next week without spending upteen tax dollars. He still has parole hearings but that is typcial of California's broke government. Cicumstantial evidence is a different story.

August 30, 2011 at 7:42 p.m.
dude_abides said...

BRP... You have such a keen interest in cartoons, and the criticism of cartoons, that I would think you might treat us to some of your own. Draw some stuff up and give us all the link! That way you can prove you have the legitimacy to criticize Clay Bennett every single day of your life. Do you see yourself as his equal? Prove it. Don't snipe like an impotent, unimportant little heckler. Step up you gigantic patriotic flag wrapped raptor!

August 30, 2011 at 7:42 p.m.
rolando said...

mtngrl said, "...many of the things you list actually improve standard of living when reducing consumption. Everything you buy does not need to be trucked in across country...our standard of living has really improved, especially diet due to buying everything from local farmers. Walking instead of riding improves your health, and what better way to measure quality of life than being healthy."

Well, mtngrl, you have pretty well covered those who live within an hour of so of a farmer growing veggies, etc. While you are at Farmer John's maybe you could sheer his sheep, then wash, card, comb and spin the stuff, then knit or weave it into cloth to sew into warm cloths. All by hand. You could skin a bull, tan the leather, cut and sew it into shoes, etc. You would then have a wonderful, mid-nineteenth century standard of living in the country, reduced lifespan and all.

So how about the vast majority of those who do not live that close to nature -- like all those poor, downtrodden inner-city dwellers you so love to support on this forum?

Where are they going to buy all that wholesome food, warm clothes, shoes, etc?

Ever think their diet becomes a bit poorer without someone trucking the stuff in? Think eating a whole lot less of even marginal food improves their health? Ever seen a kid with a belly bloated from hunger? You would call that a "better" diet?

Sorta shows your true feelings toward the poor when it comes to you and yours, doesn't it? Can't say as I blame you though...or care that much about societal leeches and welfare queens, myself. But it does seem to play the hypocrite, huh?

August 30, 2011 at 9:05 p.m.
fairmon said...

Rolando...

Check out fairtax.org which is represented in bill H.R. 25 and in the senate bill S.13 The rebate protects the middle and lower income from paying as much tax on essentials but eliminates wealthy loop holes if they spend any money. The problem with this concept is the wealthy and politicians hate it and not enough of those that would benefit understand it well enough to reject the rich and political scare tactics.

August 30, 2011 at 9:43 p.m.
Selah said...

How has the Republican Party stopped abortions, stopped homosexual marriage, and illegal aliens. They stand silent as a majority until election time rolls around. Then they play on the Christian, White vote and get back into office to promote their GREED agenda ONLY. Go Christians...last time I checked the Bible said that Money is the root of All kinds of evil and there is more verses on taking care of the oppressed and poor.

How can christians stand against abortion and homosexuality while supporting GREED? They can support LAWS to do away with abortion and homosexuality BUT corporate tax loopholes and tax cuts (welfare for the rich)must continue. Hypocrisy!!!

August 30, 2011 at 10:39 p.m.
blackwater48 said...

IT'S A MISTAKE TO MISSPEAK

This is for all the knot headed conservatives: A gaffe is, An unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder.

That is different from making a mistake and saying something that is categorically untrue.

A gaffe, for instance, would be Obama once saying '57 states.'

The same is true for Michele Bachmann when she mixed up John Wayne's birthplace with serial killer John Wayne Gacye. That was a gaffe. Even though she was grew up in that town and should have known better, okay.

But when she said she could bring the price of gas down to $2 bucks a gallon, that was a mistake, and the oil producing Koch brothers were not amused with that boner.

When she said the Revolutionary War started in Concord, New Hampshire, not Massachusetts, that was a mistake. It was a gaffe the first time she said it, but she doubled down and repeated it the next day.

When she recently lamented the rise of the Soviet Union despite its demise in 1991, that was both a gaffe and a mistake. I've heard her say that Ronald Reagan single handedly brought down the Soviet Union.

When she told her supporters to celebrate the birthday of Elvis on the anniversary of his death, that was probably a gaffe.

When she said the Founding Fathers 'fought tirelessly to end slavery,' that was an incredibly stupid mistake. That's basic American History 101. Immigrants studying for their citizenship exams were yelling, 'C'mon!'

When she said John Quincey Adams was a Founding Father that was incredibly stupid, too. He was five or six years old when the Declaration of Independence was signed by his father, John Adams. J.Q. may have been a Founding Father's son, fine.

So I've reconsidered her remarks about god, the earthquake, and the hurricane. (sounds like the start of a dirty joke.) Maybe she was trying for 'Category One Comedy.' (heard that somewhere today) so, fine. It was a gaffe.

But too often, Bachmann's talking points are blurring into absurdity. What did she say? Was it a mistake? A gaffe? A joke?

At the end of the day, do we really want another republican president who can't talk their way out of a paper bag?

August 30, 2011 at 11:58 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

We all make mistakes or say inaccurate things (gaffes) when speaking off the cuff. What is more telling is how we react when it is pointed out to us. If we own it and correct it, then we are honest, and willing to be human. If we refuse to admit we were wrong, justify it, or blame others, then integrity may be an issue.

August 31, 2011 at 6:54 a.m.
timbo said...

blackwater48..... Since you are trying to diminish Obama stupid stuff, I am repeating my earilier post

Bennett might be right about Bachmann but to be fair, which he isn't, Obama is a laugh a minute. His gaffes show how dumb he really is. This guy reminds me of a used car salesman on steroids. Here is the web site of the top ten Obama gaffes. There was too many to copy here. The web site is http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/barackobama/a/top-10-obama-quotes.htm

Remember the one about 57 states or when he said corps man incorrectly, or the one where he admitted his Muslim faith. The guy is a laugh riot.

Joe Biden and Obama are the best comedy team since Martin and Lewis. They are so dumb it hurts.

Yea, Bachmann says some dumb stuff but she is an amateur versus the Socialist twins.

August 31, 2011 at 11:52 a.m.
Rufus_T_Firefly said...

Bachmann is TOAST!

She should take the $$$ she will waste on the quixotic misadventure and spend it the poor.

Do something Christian for once in your life.

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August 31, 2011 at 9:54 p.m.
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