“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#134387 Apr 30, 2012
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>I believe you, both because I know you and because using humor to deflect serious attention to serious errors is a clever ploy. Like you said, that's what I'd do, too.
BB, I think you'd still be a terrific comedian! And don't tell me you're too old. Bob Hope and George Burns both did stand-up well into their 90s, and Grandma Moses didn't even START painting until she was around 65, I think.
Thanks, but I'm nowhere near the same universe as Bob Hope & George Burns. They both had lifelong careers in comedy, from vaudeville, thru radio, and then of course TV. Their fans grew up with them and both were world famous at a fairly early age.

With older age comics, you either gotta have a large fan base, or
ya gotta have a unique routine to keep tomatoes from turning into missiles. Something like Louis Black, Bobcat Goldthwait, Jerry Seinfeld, etc.

Also the comedy "arena" was flooded with mostly young comics on the east & west coasts. Ordinary, inexperienced older comedians trying to break in with the hip crowd, appears desperate, which in my case, would have been.

Strange though. Younger (about 1975, on two separate occasions), in a restaurant/lounge our little band was playing, I tried a few jokes from a book I ran across,(in between sets), and got quite a few laffs. The strange part is that I didn't think anyone was listening to me. I was sitting in the lights on stage, and couldn't see the crowd. But they laffed easily, and I was almost "hooked" from their responses.

After that, Kismet intervened and I lost the "window", and I've been relegated to attempted humor in venues such as this one.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Labor Participation Rate 63.0%

#134390 Apr 30, 2012
okboston wrote:
<quoted text>
With gas prices headed down I thought you would be congratulating Obama on his successful energy policy.
This will be the first time in over 20 years when a Presidents high gas price was not higher than his predecessor. Certainly that is worth a kudo's to the President.
Weren't you the one telling me that gas prices were high, even though oil inventories were up, and I was telling you that they would drop, but slowly? So the solution works, as the Alaskan sage says, "Drill baby, drill". President Bush opened up federal leases, and brought gas prices down by over two dollars a gallon.

The bad news... obama's energy practices have kept gas prices relatively high, even though we had a very mild Winter and were able to build oil inventories... and Memorial Day and the peak summer driving demands are right around the corner.

BTW, President Bush left office with gas prices at $1.85/gallon.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Labor Participation Rate 63.0%

#134391 Apr 30, 2012
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>Skimmed but didn't read the article - my experience with your cut and pastes and links gives me no reason to.
Tried to check out the author. The name of a website, not an author, was given. Followed that link, just out of curiosity. The blog (note "Powered by WordPress" on the footer) is loaded with articles like "25 Signs That America Is A Seething Cesspool Of Filth And Corruption", 45 Signs That America Will Soon Be A Nation With A Very Tiny Elite And The Rest Of Us Will Be Poor (OWS?), "What Is Causing The Strange Noises In The Sky That Are Being Heard All Over The World?", "Why Are Police In America Treating Women Like Dogs?", and "25 Signs That America Is Rapidly Becoming More Like Nazi Germany".
The purpose of the articles on The American Dream [sic] website is to generate fear - enough fear to prompt individuals to buy the survivalist gear/supplies, books, sign up for email from like-minded [sic] sites (for all of which they are compensated), etc.
Now ... if you will excuse me I'm going to go actually read some of the articles to figure out how hard it would be to start something like it. Some of my affiliate sites have gone stale, and I need to replace them. The formula looks pretty simple.
Ah-ha... could this be a classic case of attacking the messenger when one can't attack the message.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Labor Participation Rate 63.0%

#134392 Apr 30, 2012
Rudyard Kiplingesque wrote:
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Well, he's probably got a better work ethic than the chicago gangsta. He IS a mormon, and money is their true god. They snore like Thurstan Howell The Third, "snark, moneymoenymoney, snark, moneymoneymoney,snark....
Excuse me, but your bigotry is showing.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Labor Participation Rate 63.0%

#134393 Apr 30, 2012
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>There are 25 points in the so-called article.
I'm sure it's littered with factoids using one or both definitions
- an insignificant or trivial fact
- something fictitious or unsubstantiated that is presented as fact, devised especially to gain publicity and accepted because of constant repetition
The piece Fearless linked to is no more an article than (or, at least, the same type article as) a piece by a car blogger called "25 Reasons GM and Ford S**k" on a site loaded with advertisements from Chrysler dealers.
I don't consider it an article - I think it's marketing copy.
Die messenger, die.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Labor Participation Rate 63.0%

#134394 May 1, 2012
Fearless and Happy wrote:
<quoted text>
I suggest you check Obama's profit and loss statement.
I think obama's profit and loss statement was partially pointed out in those 25 points.

I've posted others previously...

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/5...

obama's doing wonders for America and Americans... NOT!

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Labor Participation Rate 63.0%

#134395 May 1, 2012
okboston wrote:
<quoted text>
Factual and "used properly" are two separate things.
Houses are worth less than they did in 2003. That is a fact. However, the real question should be why? Not simply a link to Obama.
The number of fully employed is low. That is a fact. But when Obama took office it was going down and now it has stabilized. Is it better going down or is it better being stable?
What do the Republicans offer that would create more jobs? Deregulation. Isn't deregulation part of what got us in this mess? Do we really need less regulation?
YES!!!!

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Labor Participation Rate 63.0%

#134396 May 1, 2012
okboston wrote:
<quoted text>
There is nothing more socialist in America than Social Security and Medicare. They can not even be defending as only helping those that are truly needy.
And we should work to one day be rid of both Democratic programs... and even more quickly, kill obamacare.

Vote Republican, they're the only ones willing to correct the problems, Democrats are just "kicking the can down the road". In over three years they haven't even commited to a budget.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Labor Participation Rate 63.0%

#134397 May 1, 2012
bad bob wrote:
<quoted text>
But remember there are only THREE possibilities coming up in Nov:
1) Obama-- who's already had an abyssmal 3+ years.
2) Romney- whose leadership + or - is fairly unknown.
We've seen Romney as a leader in several areas... as a Governor, in charge of the Utah Olympics, as a business leader, and as a Presidential candidate... all successful.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Labor Participation Rate 63.0%

#134398 May 1, 2012
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>I did see a snippet aired on FOX a couple of days ago, but I already knew he is a personable fellow. As I said a couple of weeks ago, the secret of his success, which he does NOT deserve, is that he's likeable.
If I met the man at a barbecue or cocktail party, I'm sure I'd find him charming, witty and an excellent raconteur. So what? For President of the United States of America, I want someone with depth and character, not a master of ceremonies on an awards show.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: when I cast my vote, if I have to choose between a charming scoundrel and an honest dullard, give me the honest dullard every time.
Unlike many here, after Herman Cain dropped out, Mitt Romney was my favorite. I won't be voting AGAINST obama, I'll be voting FOR Romney.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Labor Participation Rate 63.0%

#134399 May 1, 2012
Fearless and Happy wrote:
<quoted text>
I am surprised you would describe yourself so eloquently.
"The human capacity for self-delusion truly is remarkable. Most people out there end up believing exactly what they want to believe even when the truth is staring them right in the face".
Your life story summarized very well. That is what happens when one plays the Osterich with their head mired deep into the Obama Socialist sand box.
It's not Hip's fault, he turned his brain over to mediamatters long ago, and they do all his thinking for him... he just types their words.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Labor Participation Rate 63.0%

#134400 May 1, 2012
Chris Clearwater wrote:
Occupy movement aims for resurgence with May 1 protests, strike
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765572559/...
How long are these idiot mayors going to let this nonsense go on? Arrest the lawbreakers.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Labor Participation Rate 63.0%

#134401 May 1, 2012
bad bob wrote:
<quoted text>
<GASP!>
RG, that freakin' TROLL is aka Bob Loblah, aka Pope Benedict. I hope the rat SOB never comes back.
I'm guessing that you and Bob aren't exchanging Christmas cards?

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#134402 May 1, 2012
Chris Clearwater wrote:
Hope you are safe Shove. Have the wx station on, many supercells and tornado reports in your part of the country. At night a tornado can be worse because sometimes we don't know they are around. Gods love.
Thank-you Chris, and we are quite safe. There were several heavy thunderstorms last night, but as far as I know, no tornadoes - I haven't yet watched the news, so I could be wrong. Tulsa hasn't been hit by a tornado in over a hundred years, but the surrounding communities take a major hit every year - they say an Indian blessing protects Tulsa itself, and somehow I guess it's working....hope your day is peaceful.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#134403 May 1, 2012
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>
I wasn't "trying to porttray home schooling as being superior to public schools" or vice versa, Bos, merely putting my $2.00 worth in.(I say two bucks instead of two cents, because naturally my opinion is worth more than all the rest of you peasants').
I did not take your post to say that, I saw it as supporting that home schooling is a sign of a concerned, participating parent.

I apologize if you thought otherwise. After the first paragraph I was directing towards what Bobin has been doing.
Chris Clearwater

Clearwater, FL

#134405 May 1, 2012
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Thank-you Chris, and we are quite safe. There were several heavy thunderstorms last night, but as far as I know, no tornadoes - I haven't yet watched the news, so I could be wrong. Tulsa hasn't been hit by a tornado in over a hundred years, but the surrounding communities take a major hit every year - they say an Indian blessing protects Tulsa itself, and somehow I guess it's working....hope your day is peaceful.
Good deal. In most years May usually brings the most tornadoes. Here is hope we won't have so many this May.
Chris Clearwater

Clearwater, FL

#134406 May 1, 2012
BobinTX wrote:
<quoted text>
How long are these idiot mayors going to let this nonsense go on? Arrest the lawbreakers.
Until it becomes a political liability. Its been a while since I've heard dear Nancy Pelosi cheer them on. But even though Pres Obama won't do it outright, you bet his war on the rich still sells with some of these clowns. I guess rich fatcats on the left get a pass.

“Take It To The Limit”

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#134407 May 1, 2012
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Thank-you Chris, and we are quite safe. There were several heavy thunderstorms last night, but as far as I know, no tornadoes - I haven't yet watched the news, so I could be wrong. Tulsa hasn't been hit by a tornado in over a hundred years, but the surrounding communities take a major hit every year - they say an Indian blessing protects Tulsa itself, and somehow I guess it's working....hope your day is peaceful.
They brought a guy All the way from India to bless the place? wow. I didn't know that those people did that sort of thing.
Well, ya learn something new every day...

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#134408 May 1, 2012
BobinTX wrote:
<quoted text>
We've seen Romney as a leader in several areas... as a Governor, in charge of the Utah Olympics, as a business leader, and as a Presidential candidate... all successful.
I know. That's why I said "fairly" unknown, because I meant at the POTUS level, which was the subject of that msg.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#134409 May 1, 2012
Rudyard Kiplingesque wrote:
<quoted text>
They brought a guy All the way from India to bless the place? wow. I didn't know that those people did that sort of thing.
Well, ya learn something new every day...
just a tiny bit of sarcsm there right?

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