published Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Special Deputy

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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Oh no, another local cartoon with no national importance or relevance.®

Clearly this must be part of some conspiracy.™

OK, trolls, you work is done, I posted your all-too-predictable screed, you can go ahead and take the day off.

Don't make me use my trademark rights on you. I'll protect my IP. I filed a patent on complaining about violating copyright while being ignorant of fair use covering parody and satire so you can't complain about that either. Not without a license from me anyway.

June 19, 2012 at 12:09 a.m.
aae1049 said...

Hehe this is funny.

June 19, 2012 at 12:31 a.m.
fairmon said...

I resent Barny being made fun of.

June 19, 2012 at 1:47 a.m.
fairmon said...

Alpro yesterday opined...

Compared today's national indebtedness to post war years and said When this nation's economy recovers, and it will with time, when people get back to work, and when revenue flowing into the Gov't picks up, then that will be the time to start tackling the debt.

Sounds like something Barney would say. The key word in this statement is when which could and should be if people get back to work with decent paying jobs. Post war conditions in an era when manufacturing dominated our economy and we were a net exporter with much less personal debt and fewer welfare programs are not comparable to today's situation. There is no point in the next ten years and beyond when the rate of debt growth is projected to significantly slow down. That light you see at the end of the tunnel has a freight train behind it. Put the bullet in the gun Barney.

June 19, 2012 at 4:37 a.m.
joneses said...

This is just another example of stupidity by a foolish liberal cartoonist in an attempt to distort the value Sheriff Hammond has on the community.

June 19, 2012 at 6:43 a.m.
Dumbledore403 said...

Joneses- What needs to happen to Mr. Hammond is for him to be fired. He has violated his oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. And if you need to be explained why I feel that way...take a long look at the First Amendment.

June 19, 2012 at 7:09 a.m.
John_Proctor said...

"Nip it! Nip it in the bud right now, Andy."

That's what Barney would say.

June 19, 2012 at 7:17 a.m.
joepulitzer said...

Unfortunately, there are those in our community who strongly oppose our Second Amendment right to bear arms in order to protect our lives. ...

Reporters, of course, have access to barrels of ink with which to attack a sheriff’s right to utilize citizens for the safety and welfare of their community. Callously, that can even include both men and women who are in good standing in the district. Such reporters and staff will even imply that these good men and women are neither fit nor capable of assisting in the protection of their community. I believe this is an attack not only upon those individuals but also upon the important freedoms we hold so dear as Americans.

Do I believe I should randomly arm or commission every individual who wants to go armed or act under the color of law like our dedicated men and women in law enforcement? Absolutely not. Nor do I intend to pass out these time-honored credentials indiscriminately. There are procedures to be followed, personal record checks to be made and policies and procedures to be followed. -- Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond (from letter to editor in Chattanoogan.com.)

June 19, 2012 at 7:23 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

nothing to see here, folks. move along.

June 19, 2012 at 8:07 a.m.
MTJohn said...

Jack - you may have a badge and a gun. We'll even give you one bullet, but you have to promise to keep it in your pocket.

June 19, 2012 at 9:03 a.m.

MAD Magazine. If their editors see this, you're a shoe-in for the new position.

June 19, 2012 at 9:15 a.m.
Leaf said...

Now, Barney was a fool, but at least he was a well-meaning lovable fool. I believe you do Barney a great injustice by the comparison.

June 19, 2012 at 9:19 a.m.
mymy said...

Just a continuation of the liberal TFP to influence the election.

June 19, 2012 at 9:52 a.m.
chatt_man said...

Dumbledore - While I will admit I'm not up to date on the specifics of all the sheriff did pertaining to this topic, and I'm aware the First Amendment gives you the right to say the sheriff violated his oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, but could you elaborate on why you say he should be fired, or how he violated his oath?

June 19, 2012 at 10:17 a.m.
jdavid said...

Chatt_man. It's not a 2nd amendment thing. On the good side, it gives some local police the right to apprehend outside of their jurisdictions but within the county-- On the bad side 37 of the "special deputies" are not current law inforcement and whose qualificatons for arrest powers

June 19, 2012 at 10:56 a.m.
chatt_man said...

Thanks jdavid - I read that it does give some law enforcement the ability to work outside their normal jurisdictions, and that makes sense, I didn't realize there were 37 that weren't already law enforcement in some capacity. Is Dumbledore thinking that commissioning those 37 is a violation of his oath? From what I've read, I can't see that.

June 19, 2012 at 11:11 a.m.
Exusiai said...

Dumbledore403 said... Joneses- What needs to happen to Mr. Hammond is for him to be fired. He has violated his oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. And if you need to be explained why I feel that way...take a long look at the First Amendment.

Actually I'd like an explanation, I've missed something here. How has he violated the 1st Amendment?

June 19, 2012 at 11:19 a.m.
shifarobe said...

STUPID CARTOON! WORTHLESS! Hey DUMBLEBUTT, HOW ABOUT BO VIOLATING HIS OATH TO DEFEND THE COUNTRY, PROTECT THE BORDERS AND PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION!! GEE, LANCE ARMSTRONG AND HAMMOND NEED TO BE CALLED OUT, BUT NO BO, HUH???

BENNETT SUCKS!

I see SYRIA, RUSSIA, CHINA AND IRAN are planning war games. If we had president who wasn't such a D*&K and a Secratery of State who wasn't a lefty do you think they'd be so aggressive and form an alliance????

June 19, 2012 at 11:42 a.m.
Winner said...

whats_wrong_with_my_face said... MAD Magazine. If their editors see this, you're a shoe-in for the new position.

Yeah, that was funny...yesterday.

June 19, 2012 at 11:43 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

shifarobe: The Sec. of State is a lot closer to the center than her boss.

June 19, 2012 at 11:44 a.m.
whatsnottaken said...

Surprise. Toon Boy has trouble with all authority, as his toons reflect. Musta been been from an upbringing by a military dad who whipped his ass for being a punk. Toony fights aurhority, authroity alays wins. Sorry Toon Boy.

June 19, 2012 at 11:49 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Congressman Henry (nostrils) Waxman accuses R's of MURDER.

June 19, 2012 at 11:54 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

Bulbs is such a crow. HAHA!! What a worthless hag!! Copyright that witch!! You need your facebook twittered! And stop with your holier-than-thou attitude! Your not better than anyone else little miss do-gooder! your sickening to the core!

Right out of the gate you come off with your smarmy little comments. get a cat!

June 19, 2012 at 11:55 a.m.
Winner said...

Thanks, Jack. I just Googled his nose. Amazing stuff.

June 19, 2012 at 11:55 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Winner. I actually fear for the man's well-being during a cloud-burst.

June 19, 2012 at 12:05 p.m.

TOES02800, the quality of your replies is the most validating criticism there is.

Are you absolutely sure you're not paid to post such things?

Shifarobe, didn't you get the memo? The right-wing talking point is now that Obama is too belligerent and that is causing animosity.

However, that war games story has been denied. But did you know, Russia will be participating in RIMPAC-2012.

June 19, 2012 at 12:17 p.m.
shifarobe said...

You're right about that Jack. He's a marxist.

June 19, 2012 at 12:22 p.m.
jesse said...

basically what he has done is create 37 potential Zimmermans!

June 19, 2012 at 12:43 p.m.
mv said...

The issue so many are missing is liability to the Hamilton County taxpayers. If Hammond continues to issue gun carry cards to those who have no training or certification, the taxpayers could pay for a wrongful death lawsuit. Hammond is using the right to bear arms to deflect his own error.

June 19, 2012 at 12:56 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Is that a picture of Eric Holder?

After all this time Holder still does not know who is responsible for Fast & Furious. He is either inept or obstructing to protect the administration. I think we all know which way that one falls!

Barney would be able to do a better job.

June 19, 2012 at 1:10 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

*mv said... "If Hammond continues to issue gun carry cards to those who have no training or certification..."

Are you sure about that? It is kind of hard to believe that Hammond would stick his neck out like that. Sources?

June 19, 2012 at 1:12 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Big Ridge is an obvious racist.

June 19, 2012 at 1:26 p.m.

Dear MAD Magazine,

I am writing to recommend Clay Bennett for the cartoonist position opening on your staff. He’s a perfect fit for your readership. The fourteen-year-olds on the CTFP website just can’t get enough of his clever ponderings. Day in and day out, they howl at his hilarious and thought-provoking reflections on important issues of the day. Don’t pass up this opportunity. He’s a Pulitzer prize winner, you know.

Sincerely yours,

“Winner”

June 19, 2012 at 1:44 p.m.
Winner said...

Tee hee! You're so silly, WWWTW! Bennett isn't clever enough for me to write a letter of recommendation on his behalf. 100 percent of the enjoyment that is derived from visiting this page on a daily basis comes from reading the comments. I could not care less what ol' CB has to say (or draw).

Besides, does anyone even read MAD anymore?

June 19, 2012 at 1:54 p.m.

And the noise brigade tries to avoid discussing the issue by instead making it about the artist.

You could at least try for some new material. At least when Mad Magazine does a reprint, they're saying so.

June 19, 2012 at 1:54 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Your a jackoff bulbs. get a job. You really need to get outside and play. Sanctimonious full of yourself as#hole. You need smacked like a red-headed stepchild.

June 19, 2012 at 2:11 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Toes: Methinks Bulbs is TFP.

June 19, 2012 at 2:16 p.m.
Winner said...

TOES02800 said... Your a jackoff bulbs. get a job. You really need to get outside and play. Sanctimonious full of yourself as#hole. You need smacked like a red-headed stepchild.

You're*

June 19, 2012 at 2:25 p.m.

Threats of corporate punishment to get your way?

Evading the profanity ban? Tsk-tsk.

Thanks again, you're a vindication for me. I really have to wonder, are you actually trying to be a bad advocate for your position?

Or are you genuinely thinking you're accomplishing something? I'm almost afraid you're sandbagging to make others look better in comparison.

June 19, 2012 at 2:26 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

“Hey, we screwed up. We fell in love with this narrative about a black man and the most liberal Democrat in the Senate, becoming president of the United States. We let our loathing of George Bush blind us. We took an untested, inexperienced and clearly unqualified man and pushed him on you. We told you he was “sort of a God.” We elevated him to such heights that we then had to tell you that a move to the Oval Office would actually be a step down for him. To put it bluntly, we didn’t do our job, and as a result our recovery from the last recession has been the worst recovery on record. There are millions of Americans without jobs that might well have jobs today if we had done our job four years ago. Today American businesses struggle to operate under the burden of tens of billions of dollars in additional regulatory costs every year. Today it is easier to start a new business in Estonia than it is in the United States. If we had merely done our jobs; if we in the media hadn’t become the propaganda arm of the Obama campaign in 2008 lives would be better for millions of Americans in 2012. Now – having said that; having recognized and admitted our role in putting this miserable failure in the White House – we’re going to try to salve our egos and protect our already pathetic reputation by covering up our mistake. Now we need to come up with a narrative that will both help to get Obama reelected and will help us to save face. You’ve heard much of the narrative already … you know, headwinds, Europe, ATMs, Bush’s fault. But there’s another element. We’re going to play the race card … and we’re going to play the race card big. Wherever we find any opposition to the reelection of Barack Obama you can bet we’re going to blame it on racism. Make no mistake -- we’re good at this. We’ve been playing the race card for decades – and nobody does it better. Interrupt Obama during a Rose Garden statement? It’s because he’s black. Refuse to recognize Obama’s incredible contributions to our economic health? It’s because he’s black. Don’t contribute to his reelection campaign? That’s because you don’t want a black in the White House. Cite the Constitution as the basis for your criticism of Obama’s actions, you a racist. After all, slaveholders wrote the Constitution. Believe us – we’re going to make this about race, and we’re going to make every white person in this country who doesn’t support Obama’s reelection a robe-wearing, cross-burning, knuckle-dragging, tobacco chewing Klansman before this is over. There … we’ve told you what we’re going to do. Trust us, we’re good enough to pull this off. So sit back and enjoy the bias”

June 19, 2012 at 4:09 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Credit Neal Boortz for the above, referring to the MSM and the likes of Clay Bennett.

June 19, 2012 at 4:11 p.m.
mymy said...

I laugh every day at left comments here and other places. It is obvious they are ill informed from the pro Obama MSM spin folks.

Here's the latest example:

“NBC is taking heat again for selective editing a day after presenting video of Mitt Romney seemingly awestruck by the process of ordering a sandwich at a convenience store. During an afternoon broadcast of "Andrea Mitchell Reports," video of the GOP presidential candidate seemed to show a politician out of touch as he discussed ordering a hoagie at Wawa.”

“It’s amazing," Romney said, as the Pennsylvania crowd appeared to laugh. Then viewers saw Romney say, "You have a touchtone keypad, and you touch that, touch this, go pay the cashier, there’s your sandwich.”

"We went to Wawas and it was instructive to me, because I saw the difference between the private sector and the governmental sector. People who work in government are good people and I respect what they do, but you see, the challenge with government is that it doesn’t have competition,” Romney said in a portion edited out of the segment.”

“A laugh track spliced in from another part of the speech allowed the left-leaning news network to further mock Romney.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/19/msnbc-edits-romney-rally-speech-portrays-candidate-as-out-touch/#ixzz1yGqCG9FD

June 19, 2012 at 4:12 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Corporal punishment?

Is that why lefties hate businesses? Because they think the corporations are somehow behind every spanking they ever received?

June 19, 2012 at 4:14 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

mymy: And they're utterly shameless.

June 19, 2012 at 4:15 p.m.

Just an auto-correct typo. It happens.

The words do have the same root though.

But tell me this, do you approve of TOES02800's post? I wonder if any of you have the fortitude to speak out against it.

No?

I guess we see who really has no shame. Or maybe you do, since you're trying your best to avoid discussing the actual subject of today's cartoon.

But speaking of Romney, did you know he lied when claiming that it was a 33 page form to change a provider address with Medicare? The real form is four pages, two of instructions, one of substance, and one which you used for extra space.

Guess you won't be checking that one out, huh?

June 19, 2012 at 4:27 p.m.
mymy said...

The Obama Eaconomy (which is what people will be voting on in Nov.:

http://freebeacon.com/category/the-obama-economy/

June 19, 2012 at 4:34 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

I guess, when you are pretty sure you don't really even want to do your job, you might as well PARTY!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/19/exclusive-secret-service-agents-partied-like-rock-stars-on-obamas-vineyard-vacation/#ixzz1yFl6r5sZ

June 19, 2012 at 4:51 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Dear happybulb,

Maybe we all need little more corporal punishment in our lives. When is the last time you had a good spanking? (Not volunteering )

June 19, 2012 at 4:58 p.m.

Still can't talk about the subject of this cartoon, huh?

Yawn, if you are just now learning that the Secret Service includes a bunch of party-boys, you're really out of touch. Obama's just not hiding it.

BRP, I have a female friend whose boyfriend was dumb enough to think she wanted to be spanked and switched.

He's in jail now. It really took her too long to realize exactly why what you're suggesting is wrong.

June 19, 2012 at 5 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Dear happybulb, I have to admit, I have been out of country and do not know enough about the sheriff's posse and am not all that worried about it. Please tell me why we need another Battle of Athens over this.

June 19, 2012 at 5:09 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

ClayBulbs....Perhaps the cartoon is BORING.

June 19, 2012 at 5:10 p.m.

Jack_Dennis, if you're so bored by the cartoon, go elsewhere.

What's really boring is the continued repetition of the same behavior by a bunch of people who can't seem to change their minds to another subject.

Or maybe boring isn't the right word, maybe it's more annoying?

June 19, 2012 at 5:15 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

so now you're the post police, too? You, pal, are the annoying one. Stick to your crayons.

June 19, 2012 at 5:18 p.m.
mymy said...

Yawn to the subject of the cartoon.

June 19, 2012 at 5:20 p.m.
mymy said...

The residence of OUR WH have turned it into a 24/7 party house.

June 19, 2012 at 5:21 p.m.

Jack_Dennis: Oh please stop pretending you've got a genuine grievance. You're trying to be cartoon police yourself, and I do believe you've probably made numerous complaints about others postings yourself.

Do you really need to be such an obvious hypocrite?

June 19, 2012 at 5:27 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

happybulbs said, He's in jail now. It really took her too long to realize exactly why what you're suggesting is wrong.

LOL, maybe his technique was wrong! The last time I "issued" she hissed "CONAN" like the snake woman and tried to knaw on my jugular. You need to lighten up stiff man!

June 19, 2012 at 5:33 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Oh, by the way Happybulbs,

Why was I suppose to be alarmed by the posse again?

June 19, 2012 at 5:45 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Blubs: Where's the hypocrisy?

June 19, 2012 at 5:49 p.m.

Ah, tq is jealous that I'm talking with other trolls. Don't worry, you can carry your lies all around with you.

Bidridgepatriot, you may think joking about such abuse is funny now, but I suspect you'd switch your tune quick as can be if you thought you could use it as an attack.

Don't know why you're pretending to care about the subject of this cartoon, you could have read the article yourself if you wanted to by now.

Jack_Dennis, try looking in your eyes.

June 19, 2012 at 6 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

happywithnewbulbs said... "you may think joking about such abuse is funny now, but I suspect you'd switch your tune quick as can be if you thought you could use it as an attack. Don't know why you're pretending to care about the subject of this cartoon, you could have read the article yourself if you wanted to by now."

Oh Happybulbs, I don't know where you are trying to go with the corporal punishment thing, but the yarn I shared with you is real and you really do need to loosen up and get a life.

As far as the subject of the cartoon goes, I have reservations about Sheriff Hammond, because he will not commit to protecting our constitutional rights in this tidal wave of federal government violations, but I honestly do not know why I should be alarmed about the posse and am counting on you to explain to me why I should be.

Bring it on, oh uptight one!

June 19, 2012 at 6:12 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Happybulbs,

If you keep stroking your answer long enough I will be on an airplane and will not be able to reengage for a couple of hours or so. FOCUS, EXECUTE.

June 19, 2012 at 6:17 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Thank you mymy!

After reading that, I think I am going to apply for a position on the posse!

June 19, 2012 at 6:26 p.m.

BigridgePatriot, guess what? I'm not at your beck and call, and I think you ought to grow some backbone and stop trying to pass off your offensive conduct as a joke.

Own up to your distasteful words.

Not that I expect you will, you couldn't even click a link I posted hours ago.

Which you could have found yourself anyway, but you couldn't bother with that either.

June 19, 2012 at 6:45 p.m.
TOES02800 said...
June 19, 2012 at 7:07 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Now we know where you get all your information, Toes. Very telling website.

June 19, 2012 at 7:14 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

It's a photograph goofball. A simple story from the Drudge report. You wouldn't get this from your bible, the Huffington post.

It simply shows your god king bowing to the Mexican president. Probably thanking him for sending all of those democratic voters across the border.

June 19, 2012 at 7:20 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

His ears aren't big enough though.

June 19, 2012 at 7:35 p.m.

Easy123: You know they love their ability to create deception and fraud. You know what they'd never get from the Drudge report? Honest reporting.

BTW, Hoover's plan is exactly like Mitt Romney's...get government out of the way!

It sure worked for him, and the country, didn't it?

BTW, polling showed Obama's immigration plan enjoys 64% support.

Given that a significant number of people would oppose Obama for anything he did.

And just so you know, here's a picture of Bush bowing to the Pope:

http://hourofjudgmentministries.com/is_the_end_near.html

June 19, 2012 at 7:43 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

IT'S A PICTURE RETARD!! WHAT REPORTING? THE PICTURE SAYS IT ALL!!

June 19, 2012 at 7:51 p.m.
Easy123 said...

The picture says nothing, Toes.

Here are some other pictures that mean nothing:

http://www.malcolmr.com/?p=332

You're an idiot.

June 19, 2012 at 7:58 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Dearest Happybulbs,

Don't worry your little head over it. The link from mymy was fine. Unless you have some other gem to share.

You do not expect me to wade back through this pig pen, do you?

June 19, 2012 at 8:59 p.m.

I saw that photo of Obama bowing to the president of Mexico. It's seem to be almost like a reflex.

I guess it isn't good enough we're taking a million or so Mexican citizens off of his hands, and doing less and less to protect our border, now our president is trying to start a new tradition of bowing to foreign leaders.

This is embarrassing.

June 19, 2012 at 9:26 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Easy123 said... "The picture says nothing"

The picture says Obama can only show humility when he is in the presence of someone he does not rule over.

June 19, 2012 at 9:28 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Other piss-me-off moments come when I hear PMSNBC incessantly crying about how the bad economy is making it "so hard for Obama's re-election efforts". AWWWWW! Poor little Obama! Boo Hoo!

To hell with the American people, as long as Obama gets another four years! They have more sympathy for Obama than they do for the average Joe out there suffering under his watch!

June 19, 2012 at 9:40 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

The apologist & chief does not feel obligated to carry himself like he is representing the American people. He is representing himself and is ashamed of his employers.

June 19, 2012 at 9:40 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Don't you two (Toes & BRP) have a Klan meeting to go to or something?

June 19, 2012 at 10:20 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Why would we attend a democrat function? I only have two crosses left and the weekend is coming up.

June 19, 2012 at 10:34 p.m.
Easy123 said...
June 19, 2012 at 10:40 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

It doesn't say anything about the Klan being non-democrat. With Robb being from Arkansas, There's a good chance he's a Clinton democrat. Lame link. Doesn't prove anything you say.

June 19, 2012 at 10:55 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Of course the New York times is in no way in the tank for Obama.

June 19, 2012 at 10:57 p.m.
Easy123 said...

I'm sure all the Klan members voted for Obama, right? Your twisted thinking amuses me.

June 19, 2012 at 10:59 p.m.
raygunz said...

Big Jim don't give them to just anybody,you gotta show proof that you need to park anywhere,anytime,for as long as you need to! Otherwise,your "posse"card don't get you nothing. (Sorry BRP)

June 19, 2012 at 11:02 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Does that mean that everyone who didn't vote for Obama is a racist? What about the blacks who didn't vote for Obama? According to you, they must be racist as well.

June 19, 2012 at 11:07 p.m.
alprova said...

Isn't it amazing how a picture snapped at the perfect moment seems to engage all the Obama bashers in mock protest of the President in a faux demonstration of condemnation?

It appears to me that the President is looking down at his shoes, as if he may have stepped on something on the floor. His hand is on the Mexican President's shoulder, which also could suggest that he may have been steadying himself for some reason. Perhaps the floor was slick and the President's foot slipped on something.

A true act of "bowing" in respect would never include body contact.

Ah...but the anti-Obama world is going completely nuts today, and out there somewhere, a fledgling photographer's career got a temporary boost to his or her career for deceptive photography.

So have your fun today, for tomorrow the mindless, who look at a photograph and think that they know the whole story -- believing in their feeble minds that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, will most assuredly seek something else to seize upon to find fault with our President.

You people are totally and hopelessly pathetic.

June 19, 2012 at 11:11 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Toes,

You're the only one that has implied any of that. Such a feeble attempt at putting words in my mouth. But keep trying.

June 19, 2012 at 11:13 p.m.

alprova, it's shocking, shocking I tell you! They can't possibly be that pathetic.

Try utterly and irrecoverably.

June 19, 2012 at 11:26 p.m.
alprova said...

If I had just a dollar for every time over the past three and a half years, that I heard a white person utter the "n" word to describe the President, it would be very much like hitting the lottery.

For anyone to deny that bigotry is not a part of many people's dislike and distaste for a man of color leading this nation as President, is the most laughable of claims.

Not everyone who holds feelings of dislike for the President is not a racist or even a bigot, but an uncomfortable majority of people do indeed exist within the group of those who have no good reason that they can readily cite for their hatred of the man.

Whenever I hear the words "I'm not a racist...but" or "I'm not a bigot...but" precede a diatribe about the President, I know doggone well that the person in front of me is nothing short of one.

I have ejected a handful of customers from my place of business for using the "n" word in my presence. I am lily white, in case anyone is wondering. People guilty of harboring racism and bigotry seem to have a false impression that all white people, whenever in unmixed company, are in full agreement and on board with the use of such a vulgar term used to describe black people.

I think I'll start snapping photographs of their faces at the moment that I demand them to leave the premises and call them down for such behavior, and start posting them all over the web.

I've had my life threatened twice for pointing out that the use of such a word is not welcome on my property. I've probably lost a sale or two because of it, and that's okay.

I have no problem with people who offer reasonable opinions about the President that differ from my own, but I have no tolerance for blind, ignorant bigots, and I never will.

June 19, 2012 at 11:44 p.m.

You're not alone in that experience alprova. Including with my own relatives.

But watch out, you might be criticized for your intolerance of intolerance! That's bigotry!

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/182935/may-07-2007/the-word---the-intolerant

June 20, 2012 at 12:02 a.m.
alprova said...

TOES 02800 wrote: "It's a photograph goofball. A simple story from the Drudge report."

That "story" isn't even Matt Drudge's creation. He merely linked to it. It's most certainly went viral around the web on every one of the usual Obama bashing sites.

A quick Google and I found it linked to on Breitbart, Fox Nation, and literally dozens of other notorious anti-Obama sites. For some reason, it hasn't made its way to World Net Daily or Townhall yet. But I'll bet it will land there soon.

June 20, 2012 at 12:07 a.m.
alprova said...

HWNb wrote: "You're not alone in that experience alprova. Including with my own relatives. But watch out, you might be criticized for your intolerance of intolerance! That's bigotry!"

I just gained a new appreciation for Steven Colbert, whom I haven't paid very much attention to. That was pretty good.

I wonder if the clip showing the Georgia Representative Lynn Westmoreland was accurate, in that he couldn't name the Ten Commandments. If so, that was priceless.

June 20, 2012 at 12:27 a.m.
Dumbledore403 said...

When he followed the orders of Mr Henry in removing Occupy is when he violated his oath. That is my view and I am sticking to it.

June 20, 2012 at 7:33 a.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

alprova said... "If I had just a dollar for every time over the past three and a half years, that I heard a white person utter the "n" word to describe the President, it would be very much like hitting the lottery."

Lying sack of S417.

June 20, 2012 at 12:50 p.m.
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