Forum: What Are Some Of Your Favorite Jokes?

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Are Some Of Your Favorite Jokes?

 Wolf Howling :An order of friars in a small town in N.Y. needed to make repairs to their belfry but did not have sufficient funds. They decided to open up a florist shop to raise the money. Word soon got out and their business venture became a huge success, as many customers not only appreciated their fine service, but also liked the idea of supporting a religious order with their business. But not everyone was happy with this turn of events. The owner of a rival flower shop paid who had seen half his business lost to the friars paid them a visit to ask them to get out of the business. He begged, he pleaded, he even offered to pay for the new belfry himself, but the friars refused. Consequently, the rival florist hired, Hugh McTavish, a local thug with a terrifying reputation, to visit the friars and strong arm them into closing their business. And that is what he did. Hugh McTavish went to the friars, told them if they did not get out of the business he would start breaking bones, then he trashed the shop and left. Consequently, the friars closed their business.

The moral of the story: Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist friars.

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Earlier this month, Hillary walked into her private office to plan out her election strategy when, in a burst of light, Satan appeared before her. Hillary literally fell out of her chair she was so frightened. She was about to scream for the Secret Service, when Satan said, “There is no need to scream. I am not hear to harm you, Mrs. Clinton. Please, sit down. I am hear to help you.”

Hillary, recovered from her initial, sits down and eyes Satan warily. “What do you mean, help me?”

“You wish to become the first woman President of the United States, yes?”

Hillary nods cautiously.

“Well,” says Satan, “if you continue on your current path unaided, you will never be elected. You have simply too many scandals, too few accomplishments, and the United States has suffered too much over the past six years of Democrat rule.”

“No, this can’t be,” exclaims Hillary.

“It’s true,” says Satan. “I wish it were otherwise. But, if you allow me, I can help you. I can make sure you are elected President in 2016. Now, before you ask, let me say, my help is not free.”

“So what will you want,” asks Hillary.

“I’ll require souls, of course. Souls to join me in everlasting damnation. And since this will be such a big job, I will need not just your soul, but also the souls of your family, everyone who campaigns for you, and the souls of everyone who votes for you.”

Hillary looks troubled as she thinks for a moment, She shakes her head and says “I don’t get it. Where is the catch?”

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A woman of forty decided to visit a plastic surgeon for a face lift. The doctor told her about this brand new procedure he had just developed.

“What we’ll do,” the doctor said, “is plant a small knob on the back of your head. Every few years, you can just reach back and tighten it. This will draw up you skin and give you the effect of a brand new face lift. It should keep you from having to go repeatedly into surgery every few years.”

The woman decides to undergo this new procedure and is quite pleased with the results. The doctor hears nothing more from the woman for fifteen years. Then she shows up in his office one day.

The woman says to the doctor, “All these years, that little knob worked fine. Every year or so I would just reach back and give myself a new facelift. But it’s not working anymore. First of all, look at these huge bags I have under my eyes.”

The doctor says to her “Ummm, ma’am, those are your breasts.”

The woman looks surprised for a moment, then says “well, I guess that explains the goatee.”

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A woman went to her doctor for a follow-up visit after the doctor had prescribed testosterone for her. She was a little worried about some of the side effects she was experiencing.

”Doctor, the hormones you‘ve been giving me have really helped, but I‘m afraid that you‘re giving me too much. I‘ve started growing hair in places that I‘ve never grown hair before.”

The doctor tried to reassure her “A little hair growth is a perfectly normal side effect of testosterone. Just where has this hair appeared?”

”On my testicles.”

Don Surber : I’ll tell you my favorite Pollack Joke. First, can you speak Polish? No? How does it feel to be dumber than a Pollack?

(Told to me by my my cousin Tony Zbrowskis circa 1968)

Puma By Design : Jokes, ugh!
#1 , I am bad at telling jokes….really, really bad.
#2, I don’t know any which pretty much explains number 1.

So I took to Twitter to see what I could find. Brace yourselves, better yet don’t. Sorry if language offends anyone.

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Ask Marion :

 Doctors Are Easily Offended

Laura Rambeau Lee, Right Reason: A good clean one!

A woman received a call that her daughter was sick. She stopped by the pharmacy to get medication, got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys inside.

The woman found an old rusty coat hanger left on the ground. She looked at it and said “I don’t know how to use this.”

She bowed her head and asked God to send her help.

Within 5 minutes a beat up old motorcycle pulled up. The rider was a bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag. The man got off of his cycle and asked if he could help.

She said: “Yes, my daughter is sick. I’ve locked my keys in my car. I must get home. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?”

He said “Sure.” He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute the car was open.

She hugged the man and through tears said “Thank You SO Much! You are a very nice man.”

The man replied “Lady, I am NOT a nice man. I just got out of PRISON yesterday. I was in prison for car theft.”

The woman hugged the man again sobbing: “Oh, thank you God! You even sent me a Professional!”

 The Glittering Eye :Over the years I’ve posted quite a few of my favorite jokes at The Glittering Eye. For example, there are several Christmas jokes and the only Hanukkah joke I know in this post. Here’s one I don’t think I’ve posted before. It’s not a joke so much as an amusing anecdote. When I first heard it the chap telling it swore it happened to him. It’s Irish dialect humor (like a lot of my favorite jokes) and that’s tricky to transcribe so bear with me.

A man landed at Shannon Airport and was surprised to see two clocks on the wall, one reading “10:00″ and the other “10:10″. He buttonholed one of the passing Irishmen and asked him “Why do those two clocks have different times?” The Irishman thought for a moment and then said “Now what would be the p’int of havin’ two clocks an’ they bot’ read the shame toime?”

I’ve gotten started so I’ll tell you another. Every night Pat staggered home from the pub at midnight. His wife, Bridget, could hear him stumbling through the kitchen until he reached the sink where he threw up noisily. One night she thought she’d teach him a lesson. She put a bucket of hog’s intestines into the sink and waited, shivering with laughter, until her drunken husband returned home. Sure enough, she heard him fumbling at the lock, staggering into the kitchen, and then, unexpectedly, there was a long silence. Finally, Pat shuffled into the kitchen saying “Sure but I had the froight o’ me loife until I got t’em back down.”

JoshuaPundit : Two of the first jokes I remember hearing had a sci-fi meme. Here’s the one I feel I can tell while keeping this SFW:

An alien space ship came to earth, and needless to say the scientists went crazy. They and the alien team spent days sharing data of culture, anatomy, technology, what have you. Finally one of the aliens said One thing we’re in confusion about is how you reproduce.”

The earth scientists tried for over two hours, but they couldn’t get the concept across,  Finally one of them looked at his assistant and said, “Miss Jones, this is a unique opportunity for science. Would you mind joining me in a demonstration so the aliens can see for themselves what we’re talking about?”

She agreed, they disrobed and proceeded to go at it together on a handy lab table. The aliens were very excited by this, and finally one of them asked, “What happens next?”

The earth scientist replied, “Well, if my sperm cell and her eggs interact, in 9 months we have a human baby.”

The aliens were very perplexed, and after talking among themselves, one of them said, “One question. If it takes 9 months, why were you two in such a hurry at the end?”
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 A rabbi died and went to his eternal reward. He noticed a group of Angels singing and dancing as they escorted a man into Heaven ahead of him, and one of the Angels actually asked him to step aside so they could proceed. Afterwards, an Angel came up to the rabbi and escorted him in without ceremony.

The rabbi said to the Angel, “You know, I’m not complaining, but I am a rabbi, and the man who went in ahead of me was just an Egged bus driver” (Egged is one of the two major Israeli bus companies).

The Angel replied, “Well rabbi, it’s like this. Your preaching, well, it mostly put people to sleep. But let me tell you, every time that guy drove his bus you never saw such praying.”

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My father was a workaholic. Whenever people mentioned work, he started drinking (swiped from Rodney Dangerfield and who knows who else!)
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Virginia Right! : Next time you think your hotel bill is too high you might want to consider this… A husband and wife are traveling by car from Key West to Boston. After almost twenty-four hours on the road, they’re too tired to continue, and they decide to stop for a rest.

They stop at a nice hotel and take a room, but they only plan to sleep for four hours and then get back on the road. When they check out four hours later, the desk clerk hands them a bill for $350. The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high. He tells the clerk although it’s a nice hotel, the rooms certainly aren’t worth $350. When the clerk tells him $350 is the standard rate, the man insists on speaking to the Manager. The Manager appears, listens to the man, and then explains that the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were available for the husband and wife to use.

“But we didn’t use them,” the man complains. “Well, they are here, and you could have,” explains the Manager.

He goes on to explain they could have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. “The best entertainers from New York, Hollywood and Las Vegas perform here,” the Manager says.

“But we didn’t go to any of those shows, “complains the man again.

“Well, we have them, and you could have,” the Manager replies.

No matter what facility the Manager mentions, the man replies, “But we didn’t t use it!” The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the man gives up and agrees to pay.

He writes a check and gives it to the Manager. The Manager is surprised when he looks at the check. “But sir,” he says, this check is only made out for $50.” “That’s correct,” says the man. “I charged you $300 for sleeping with my wife.” “But I didn’t!” exclaims the Manager.

“Well, too bad,” the man replies. “She was here and you could have.

 Well, there you have it.

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The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“I have an institutional fear of big government. I have an institutional opposition to bureaucracy.” – Rush Limbaugh

I’m not against business. I’m against big business in bed with big government.” – Rep. Dave Brat

“Talk is cheap…except when Congress does it” – Will Rogers

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This week’s winning essay,The Right Planet’s The Slave Trade Deal dones an in depth job of tackling the top secret ObamaTrade legislation and explains what it means for our economy and our national sovereignty.

Here’s a slice:

Once again, Bill Still has really knocked it out of the park in the video above, if you ask me. Bill cogently deconstructs the diabolical nature of the entire Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. And I’m right on-board with just about everything Bill Still says in this video. Mr. Still succinctly expresses many of the major issues I have concerning TPP, and why I oppose the so-called “free trade” deal that has come to be called “ObamaTrade.”

If you’re wondering, who is Bill Still? He won the Best Documentary of 2010 at the Beloit International Film Festival for his work “The Secret of Oz,” a compelling and fascinating exposé on the debt-based monetary system and fractional reserve banking. After I watched his documentary several years ago, I’ve been following his work ever since.

The TPP has been a cornerstone of Obama’s “pivot toward Asia.” The proposed trade agreement hopes to establish a free trade zone that includes 12 nations: Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Chile, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States—representing forty percent of the world’s GDP. Taiwan and South Korea have also expressed interest in joining.

Last week, the House narrowly passed Trade-Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as “fast-track,” by a vote of 219 to 210. Fast-track gives the executive branch many of the powers usually reserved for Congress, allowing the president to negotiate international trade deals. Under TPA, Congress can approve or disapprove, but not amend or filibuster any proposed trade deals. Fast-track authority was first granted to President Gerald Ford in 1974. It expired in 2007 … leading Bill Still to ask, “If it was such a great thing, why was it allowed to expire?”

The only reason TPA was prevented from becoming law is due to the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) measure being voted down. The purpose of TAA is to provide enhanced unemployment payments to Americans who will lose their jobs as a direct result of passing TPP!

Let that sink in for a moment. The whole TPP scheme is being sold to the American people as something that will benefit the U.S. economy and spur job growth. And yet the TPP bill includes a measure (i.e. TAA) providing assistance for Americans who will lose their jobs as a result of passing the trade deal. You can’t make this stuff up, folks; nor would I have any desire to do so. Furthermore, the reason Democrats like Nancy Pelosi voted down TAA because it didn’t spend enough money and the unions weren’t happy about it. The Democrats still want TAA.

The TAA measure was slated for a second vote today. But, now, the TAA do-over vote has been postponed until July 30, giving the president and the pro-TPP crowd in Congress seven weeks to rally their minions. The delay also pushes the do-over vote right up to the very last possible moment before the month-long August recess.

(UPDATE: The Republicans have resurrected ObamaTrade … vote set for Thursday (6/18).)

Similar to what Bill Still expressed on the whole ObamaTrade scheme, I, too, feel like I’m being transported back to 1993 when NAFTA was passed. It was the same rhetoric being used then that we are being served now concerning TPP. Americans were promised it would be a big boon to the economy that result in more good-paying jobs. But, instead, we experienced significant job loss. Some 700,000 jobs were lost to Mexico due to NAFTA, according to the AFL-CIO.

As Bill Still points out, NAFTA didn’t just hurt Americans. It also adversely affected corn farmers in Mexico on small communal farms run by indigenous Indians, jeopardizing Mexico’s self-sufficiency—victims of giant, subsidized, corporate farming in the U.S. The same subsidized corporate farming giants also hurt American farmers as well. The bottomline is that it’s not only Americans who are concerned and opposed to so-called “free trade” deals like NAFTA and TPP.

Lately, there has been a push by pro-TPP individuals and organizations to try and woo the American public in supporting ObamaTrade by playing the us versus them meme.

Don Lee wrote at the Los Angeles Times:

In recent weeks, one Obama official after another has hammered away at the same line of argument: It’s crucial that Congress supports the TPP — including passing a related trade-promotion bill that would strengthen the president’s negotiating hand — because the alternative is that China, not the U.S., will write the rules of global trade.

Interestingly, this is the same pro-TPP propaganda the Chamber of Commerce is selling. Postcards have been sent out, and radio ads have been playing, stating if the U.S. doesn’t get on-board with ObamaTrade, China will “write the rules for global trade.” This is simply fear-mongering.

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Doug Ross for a superb essay, Top 10 Questions Hillary Clinton Won’t Answer submitted by Joshuapundit. My reaction to Doug’s list is, ‘only ten?’ Do read it.

Here are this week’s full results. OnlytheRazor was unable to vote this week but was not subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty for not voting:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum. and every Tuesday morning, when we reveal the weeks’ nominees for Weasel of the Week!

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it...or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that, y’know?

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The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results


Article written by: Tom White

The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“I have an institutional fear of big government. I have an institutional opposition to bureaucracy.” – Rush Limbaugh

I’m not against business. I’m against big business in bed with big government.” – Rep. Dave Brat

“Talk is cheap…except when Congress does it” – Will Rogers

https://askmarion.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/right2bplanet.jpg?w=500

This week’s winning essay,The Right Planet’s The Slave Trade Deal dones an in depth job of tackling the top secret ObamaTrade legislation and explains what it means for our economy and our national sovereignty.

Here’s a slice:

Once again, Bill Still has really knocked it out of the park in the video above, if you ask me. Bill cogently deconstructs the diabolical nature of the entire Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. And I’m right on-board with just about everything Bill Still says in this video. Mr. Still succinctly expresses many of the major issues I have concerning TPP, and why I oppose the so-called “free trade” deal that has come to be called “ObamaTrade.”

If you’re wondering, who is Bill Still? He won the Best Documentary of 2010 at the Beloit International Film Festival for his work “The Secret of Oz,” a compelling and fascinating exposé on the debt-based monetary system and fractional reserve banking. After I watched his documentary several years ago, I’ve been following his work ever since.

The TPP has been a cornerstone of Obama’s “pivot toward Asia.” The proposed trade agreement hopes to establish a free trade zone that includes 12 nations: Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Chile, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States—representing forty percent of the world’s GDP. Taiwan and South Korea have also expressed interest in joining.

Last week, the House narrowly passed Trade-Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as “fast-track,” by a vote of 219 to 210. Fast-track gives the executive branch many of the powers usually reserved for Congress, allowing the president to negotiate international trade deals. Under TPA, Congress can approve or disapprove, but not amend or filibuster any proposed trade deals. Fast-track authority was first granted to President Gerald Ford in 1974. It expired in 2007 … leading Bill Still to ask, “If it was such a great thing, why was it allowed to expire?”

The only reason TPA was prevented from becoming law is due to the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) measure being voted down. The purpose of TAA is to provide enhanced unemployment payments to Americans who will lose their jobs as a direct result of passing TPP!

Let that sink in for a moment. The whole TPP scheme is being sold to the American people as something that will benefit the U.S. economy and spur job growth. And yet the TPP bill includes a measure (i.e. TAA) providing assistance for Americans who will lose their jobs as a result of passing the trade deal. You can’t make this stuff up, folks; nor would I have any desire to do so. Furthermore, the reason Democrats like Nancy Pelosi voted down TAA because it didn’t spend enough money and the unions weren’t happy about it. The Democrats still want TAA.

The TAA measure was slated for a second vote today. But, now, the TAA do-over vote has been postponed until July 30, giving the president and the pro-TPP crowd in Congress seven weeks to rally their minions. The delay also pushes the do-over vote right up to the very last possible moment before the month-long August recess.

(UPDATE: The Republicans have resurrected ObamaTrade … vote set for Thursday (6/18).)

Similar to what Bill Still expressed on the whole ObamaTrade scheme, I, too, feel like I’m being transported back to 1993 when NAFTA was passed. It was the same rhetoric being used then that we are being served now concerning TPP. Americans were promised it would be a big boon to the economy that result in more good-paying jobs. But, instead, we experienced significant job loss. Some 700,000 jobs were lost to Mexico due to NAFTA, according to the AFL-CIO.

As Bill Still points out, NAFTA didn’t just hurt Americans. It also adversely affected corn farmers in Mexico on small communal farms run by indigenous Indians, jeopardizing Mexico’s self-sufficiency—victims of giant, subsidized, corporate farming in the U.S. The same subsidized corporate farming giants also hurt American farmers as well. The bottomline is that it’s not only Americans who are concerned and opposed to so-called “free trade” deals like NAFTA and TPP.

Lately, there has been a push by pro-TPP individuals and organizations to try and woo the American public in supporting ObamaTrade by playing the us versus them meme.

Don Lee wrote at the Los Angeles Times:

In recent weeks, one Obama official after another has hammered away at the same line of argument: It’s crucial that Congress supports the TPP — including passing a related trade-promotion bill that would strengthen the president’s negotiating hand — because the alternative is that China, not the U.S., will write the rules of global trade.

Interestingly, this is the same pro-TPP propaganda the Chamber of Commerce is selling. Postcards have been sent out, and radio ads have been playing, stating if the U.S. doesn’t get on-board with ObamaTrade, China will “write the rules for global trade.” This is simply fear-mongering.

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Doug Ross for a superb essay, Top 10 Questions Hillary Clinton Won’t Answer submitted by Joshuapundit. My reaction to Doug’s list is, ‘only ten?’ Do read it.

Here are this week’s full results. OnlytheRazor was unable to vote this week but was not subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty for not voting:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum. and every  Tuesday morning, when we reveal the weeks’ nominees for Weasel of the Week!

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it...or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that, y’know?

Ration Roulette: U. S. House debates ObamaCare’s Death Panels

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Now that Democrats have had five years to read the health care law, most of them agree with the GOP: we need to kill at least part of the bill — before it kills Americans! The Independent Payment Advisory Panel (or “death panel,” as it’s been dubbed) has been a major sticking point with both parties since ObamaCare passed. Among other things, IPAB would be responsible for keeping Medicare costs down, which sounds innocent enough. But the big controversy isn’t whether IPAB should save money — but how it does.

As the former chief of Medicare said, it’s much cheaper for the government to let sick people die than care for them. So, the President’s team invented this Board, which would be hand-picked by the White House to determine who is worthy of care and who isn’t. Not only would IPAB be free of congressional oversight, but it would also operate without much input from health care providers. Instead of discussing the options with your doctor, IPAB will be sitting at the controls in Washington making health decisions for your family.

Essentially, the Board’s 15 members would be completely unaccountable — to Congress or anyone else. They’d have the power to limit which doctors you see, what treatments are available, and in some cases, whether you’re eligible for care at all. “The ‘independent’ part of IPAB’s name is no joke…” Forbes points out. “If Medicare spending exceeds limits set by law, then IPAB can impose its own set of cost controls… Once IPAB settles on its cuts, lawmakers must either offer an alternative plan that cuts the same level of spending or muster a super-majority to block the Board’s cuts from taking effect.”

Republicans have called it a “rationing board” — and even liberals agree. Hundreds of groups like the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (which supported the overall health care law) have been pushing to repeal IPAB. And believe me, Congress is trying.

Tomorrow in the House, members will be voting on a measure to bury the panel. In committee alone, the repeal had 20 Democratic cosponsors. In fact, you have to go a long way to find someone in favor of the idea. Since its inception, not one person has said they would accept an invitation to join the Board. They understand what most Americans do: What should control health care isn’t IPAB. It isn’t even Congress. What should control health care is the relationship between doctors and patients. Injecting more government into the equation only punishes patients and squeezes out the cutting-edge science that could treat them. In many respects, IPAB is just a microcosm of the President’s political philosophy: bypassing Congress to implement Big Government lawlessness.

It’s another symptom of an ObamaCare system that’s plaguing America — physically, politically, and economically. Insurers are already pushing for massive rate hikes under the ObamaCare exchange, meaning that premiums (which have already climbed significantly) will skyrocket. In places like New Mexico, Tennessee, Maryland, and Oregon, the “rate boosts” would be anywhere from 25-51%! Under the rules of the state exchanges, companies have to appeal to regulators for a rate increase (and, according to the Wall Street Journal, only Maine’s market leader has not).

As most of us predicted, the medical costs for sick enrollees (which are the bulk of people using the coverage) are too high, and there’s no way for insurance plans to absorb them. In the end, it all points to the bigger picture on ObamaCare — which is that rationing boards or not, the only thing we should be killing is this law!


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They’re BACK! Some of my Many Detractors! Let’s cover the comments so far…

I can only warn Del. Peace – he may become more popular than sex like Bill Janis is!

I got many comments on the contested race in the 97th.  Now in the interest of disclosure, I felt I ought to say which camp I am in (I do admit I did not know about Erica Lawler at the time I advised Chris of my intentions.  I also will say that I already have committed to working hard for Del. Buddy Fowler in his rematch with Democrat Toni Radler.) and all of a sudden I got comments.  Tom White’s going take me off the UKIP beat and make me cover local races!

Lets take a few comments for analysis.

Bob S. accused me of not knowing enough about the other candidates.  He’s partly right.  But I had researched Nathan Cox.  And I did not know about (as I stated above) Erica Lawler at the time.  Of course I can keep an open mind but I also tend to vote and favor the Republicans (although not always – see Clement, Whitt and Sarvis, Robert) in general elections.

Now Chris Peace’s voting record is movement conservative for the most part.  (Peace had 80% in 2014, 89% in 2103 but 55% in 2012 from the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation and 100% from the Family Foundation.)  Any fault I could raise is that he might not seek out issues like I do to champion.  Maybe I can influence him toward that study of the statewide indigent defense system and maybe better divorce laws.  Also term limits and initiative and referendum in the Commonwealth.

Thanks for coming by Bob S. (not Robert Shannon by the way):

There was a supporter of Cox coming by and then we have the third rail in local politics – appointments to commissions in Hanover County.  Jordan W. criticizes Del. Peace for his wife, Ashley being also on the Hanover Planning Commission.  I think it is a point to bring out.  I would not encourage my spouse to serve on a board like this (and she wouldn’t) even if there was no smoke or fire.  And I have not seen/heard of any smoke or fire arising from that appointment made not by Chris but by Supervisor Elton Wade.  Now I still regard Wade as a paragon of integrity but some disagree based on the ill-fated and misleading “crossing guard” fiasco and Wade’s admission he made a promise to place Norm Sulser on the school board.  I do not believe there was a deal – what would the parties gain/lose?  It is true it could be the political version of an arranged marriage between European princes.  But again, where the proof?

It remains to be seen if the voters find this a compelling reason to vote against Peace or vote again [for] Peace.  Thanks for coming by, Jordan W.

But Jordan W. in his/her second post gets in MY LANE and nearly causes a fender bender with this:

Well that should get his attention- the man who wants to be a judge and is sucking up to his Delegate who unfortunately in Virginia appoints the judges.

Sandy – your moral compass is tilting as a result of your desire to be a judge.

Eddie Whitlock wants to be a judge and got in the state senate race as a spoiler for HIS DELEGATE BILL JANIS. The plan was for Whitlock to peel off just enough votes in a 3 way race to insure Janis would win the senate seat. Eddie would get his judgeship for being such a good establishment GOP Soldier. They never saw Dunnavant, her lobby money, and Stosch’s endorsement coming. The rest is history.

Don’t be a suck up to Chris Peace- you used to be above that.

Let me start with the Whitlock thing:  I am not aware of any judicial ambition concerning Whitlock.  Running against the ultimate winner is not usually a winning strategy to garner a judgeship.

Now I think if you asked Del. Peace he’d say I have been respectful but not always a wanton cheerleader for him every time.  How about this article that arose when Chris asked me to look into this issue (raised by a Tea Party sign) of whether the delegate voted to expand Medicaid in a prior budget.  Here’s the post – I said well, maybe yes and maybe no.  Both sides can argue they are right.

Now if I were to “suck up” to Chris, I’d written exactly what he wanted.  Now no one said I was wrong on my post.  Furthermore, I am sure in the matter of judges, most delegates and senators try to do their best on it.  (I am not unaware of politics in judicial or other appointments and to some extent it is true that it is by the grace of God we get good judges.  But most of the time they get it right.)

I think I would not want to endorse Robert Sarvis or give good ink at this blog to libertarians if I was just sucking up to legislators to become a judge.  Finally, there is presently no vacancy in Hanover nor statewide and may not be for years to come.

 

I am sure Chris wasn’t crazy about this in this very blog post:

It is good for the electoral system for there to be opposition (even if sometimes it is nice to see no opponent for a cycle or two for a candidate you like) and I hope these campaigns (including Delegate Peace) will bring forth new ideas and engage the electorate.  Have at it!

Let’s move on…

Sydney Moser says Del. Peace has an opponent because he did not do enough to fight sludge and is in effect a lobbyist for Smithfield.

Now I have heard this charge and I asked Chris about it and he said this was simply not true.  There is another side to the Q but it remains an open question – a respected environmental lawyer that I know versus the Attorney General of Virginia – until presented to the voters.

Finally, Supervisor Wayne Hazzard is encouraged by Mr. and Mrs. Green Jeans to get the county to sue DEQ to stop industrial sludge.  That is out of my lane!  Talk to your supervisor about that.

In sum, let’s keep it clean and I encourage the candidates and their supporters to apply the Other Whitlock Test:  Would Eddie say it and if not – don’t do it!

 

 

 

 


Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders

Charleston Shooter Was on Drug Linked to Violent Outbursts Like Many Other Mass Shootings

Once again we find out that Dylann Root, the Charleston Church shooter was taking SSRI drugs. You would be hard pressed to find a mass shooting in the last 20 years – including Columbine – where the shooters were not on prescription drugs used to treat mental health problems. This does not mean that everyone taking Prozac or other similar drugs will kill people. Far from it. But as the press works to make this a hate crime, they are missing what could be the biggest story of the year.

The drugs we give our young people are one potential cause of these killings. Not racism, not hate. Just abnormal thoughts that end up being acted out. But the pro drug pushing crowd and the companies making billion on these drugs are not happy when someone mentions the obvious. And this is not a sudden and new discovery. The connection between SSRI drugs and mass killings are well documented.

According to InfoWars:

As the website SSRI Stories profusely documents, there are literally hundreds of examples of mass shootings, murders and other violent episodes that have been committed by individuals on psychiatric drugs over the past three decades.

Pharmaceutical giants who produce drugs like Zoloft, Prozac and Paxil spend around $2.4 billion dollars a year on direct-to-consumer television advertising every year. By running negative stories about prescription drugs, networks risk losing tens of millions of dollars in ad revenue, which is undoubtedly one of the primary reasons why the connection is habitually downplayed or ignored entirely.

Note – the link in the story above appeared on Drudge and is apparently down at this time. It may come back later. But here is an archived link to the list of incidents involving these drugs.

So let’s go ahead with the race riots in Charleston. By all means. I’m sure that will help. And I completely understand the media’s reluctance to report the truth since the drug manufacturers pump $2.4 billion a year into advertising these drugs. And murders are good for ratings.

But in the meantime, could some caring researchers get to the bottom of this?


Article written by: Tom White

Hysteria is Dangerous: Dealing with Liberal Fantasy

We’ve all had a great deal of fun at the expense of liberals these last few weeks. We’ve got men who think they are women (transgender), and white women who think they are black women (transracial), and even people who self-identify with other species. The ridiculousness of it all begins with the liberal intelligentsia praising people for living out what is essentially their own personal fantasy-lives.

The mocking came quickly and often. Rush Limbaugh referred to himself as self-identifying as a skinny person, demanding to be treated as such. Zach Werrell took a shot at the Jebster, referring to him as a Transconservative. We can elaborate on this epidemic of intellectual dishonesty stalking our country.

Women who demand to be treated like princesses? Transroyalty. There are no more narcissists with a god-complex, they are simply transdiety. Self-identify as a snowflake? Then you are transmolecular. The jokes can go on and on.

dolezalThe trouble is the root of all this nonsense. The modern American, liberals in particular, suffer from a severe emotional and intellectual detachment from reality. They believe it is courageous to pretend to be something you are not, essentially, indulging in ones’ own fantasy life, and requiring the rest of society to go along with it, and to approve. This is hysteria; and hysteria is dangerous. Any perspective that is completely disconnected from reality is dangerous and no one should be celebrating individual or mass delusion or hysteria.

If the media can get us to accept men pretending to be women or whites pretending to be black, then they can get us to accept just about anything. If individuals have no objective, principled perception of “reality”, then their minds are susceptible to any strain of thought, regardless how ridiculous, false, or warped that strain of thought might be.

The powerful, who are seeking weak-minded herd-mentalities, are always testing us to see just how ridiculous of a lie they can get us to buy into – Man-Made Global Warming is a great example. There is zero evidence supporting this fantasy and mountains of evidence demonstrating the fraudulent research that has gone into this lie. Corporate boondoggle after corporate boondoggle related to “green energy” demonstrates that this isn’t some ideological movement. It’s about power and money.

Taxes improve the economy? Here is another fantasy they try to lay at the feet of fools. Welfare works? Social Security is sustainable? You didn’t build that? You can keep your doctor?

thebruceWe live in an overly political society governed by dishonesty and fantasy, and the shame of it all is that all this chaos only exists because we allow it to exist. So insecure about our own understanding of reality, we constantly defer to the fantasies of others. Inside our hearts and minds, we know the prevalent world views are all balderdash, but we want to tolerate other world views. We have succumbed to multiculturalism and egalitarianism. If someone uses the word equality in an argument, we feel compelled to accept it or to keep our objections quiet. Why?

Each of you are capable of knowing what is true and what is false. Each of you are capable of recognizing contradictions and since contradictions do not exist, when you discover one, you know at least one of your premises are false! You guys know the difference between right and wrong, but the world wants nothing more than for you to shut up about it. Why? Because if no one is allowed to call right right and wrong wrong, then there will be no one to stand up against the wrong, against the ridiculous, against the hysterical, against the deluded.

Don’t give in. There is nothing wrong with objecting to untruth, to dishonesty, to fallacy, to poor reasoning, to fantasy, or to hysteria.

 


Article written by: Steven Brodie Tucker

Our Weasel Of The Week!

Once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all disgusting but the Council has spoken and we have our winner. The envelope please….

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Yes, It’s Faux Black Person And Racial Grievance Monger Rachel Dolezal!!

The Razor : Should we just skip the submissions and go with Rachel Dolezal?

Especially after Smoking Gun is claiming she sued Howard U for discriminating against her for being white.

This puts her in whole new class of super-weasel in my book.

Puma By Design : Rachel Dolezal lied, committed fraud, sued Howard University,lied about living in a teepee. Dolezal was determined to be a victim by any means necessary. Dolezal is a mega weasel.

I’ve already had a few things to say about this weeks’ winner. One thing the age of Obama has brought to us on steroids is the age of the victim.Everyone, it seems, is now entitled to grievance points unless you’re white, Asian, Christian, Jewish, Male, heterosexual or any combination thereof. As people like Rachel Dolezal discovered, there definitely is such a thing as black privilege, and others besides her have figured that out and taken advantage of it.

And it’s not just blacks, either. I once had a client at a Fortune Five Hundred company with blond hair, blue eyes and a distinctly non-Hispanic name who benefited from a large corporation’s diversity and affirmative action diktats simply because she claimed to be Puerto Rican. No one ever asked for any proof. This woman had never been to Puerto Rico, had no discernible accent and was so non-Hispanic that she pronounced the Spanish word for chicken, pollo, like the game polo rather than correctly, and the name Jose as ‘Josie.’ Yet she was smart enough to realize that simply checking the right box was worth money and special treatment she had no reason to bother to earn.

Miss Dolezal made the same discovery, and decided to make a career out of being a grievance monger. Now normally, I wouldn’t like to see someone like this get a Golden Weasel, because ultimately she failed. That was until I saw a number of responses on Twitter and elsewhere willing to give her honorary victim status as a black simply because she was down for the struggle, as it were. Which of course, is the kind of Weaselness we celebrate with this award.

Miss Donezal isn’t here to accept her Weasel, so I decided to hand it over to Ms.Toya Graham, of Baltimore, who you might remember seeing briefly interviewed on one of the news channels. She obviously has some strong feelings about people like Rachel Donezal whipping up a mob there to loot and burn and riot for ‘the cause.’.

I have a feeling she might have a word or two to say to Rachel Donezal, don’t you? And I bet some of her neighbors do too.

Well, there it is!

Check back next Tuesday to see who next week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week are!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum, and remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

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Our Weasel Of The Week!


Article written by: Tom White

Our Weasel Of The Week!

Once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all disgusting but the Council has spoken and we have our winner. The envelope please….

 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHWzXHEUAAAlboK.jpg
Yes, It’s Faux Black Person And Racial Grievance Monger Rachel Dolezal!!

 The Razor : Should we just skip the submissions and go with Rachel Dolezal?

Especially after Smoking Gun is claiming she sued Howard U for discriminating against her for being white.

This puts her in whole new class of super-weasel in my book.

 Puma By Design : Rachel Dolezal lied, committed fraud, sued Howard University,lied about living in a teepee. Dolezal was determined to be a victim by any means necessary.  Dolezal is a mega weasel.

I’ve  already had a few things to say about this weeks’ winner. One thing the age of Obama has brought to us on steroids is the age of the victim.Everyone, it seems, is now entitled to grievance points unless you’re white, Asian, Christian, Jewish, Male, heterosexual or any combination thereof. As people like Rachel Dolezal discovered, there definitely is such a thing as black privilege, and others besides her have figured that out and taken advantage of it.

And it’s not just blacks, either. I once had a client at a Fortune Five Hundred company with blond hair, blue eyes and a distinctly non-Hispanic name who benefited from a large corporation’s diversity and affirmative action diktats simply because she claimed to be Puerto Rican. No one ever asked for any proof. This woman had never been to Puerto Rico, had no discernible accent and was so non-Hispanic that she pronounced the Spanish word for chicken, pollo, like the game polo rather than correctly, and the name Jose as ‘Josie.’ Yet she was smart enough to realize that simply checking the right box was worth money and special treatment she had no reason to bother to earn.

Miss Dolezal made the same discovery, and decided to make a career out of being a grievance monger. Now normally, I wouldn’t like to see someone like this get a Golden Weasel, because ultimately she failed. That was until I saw a number of responses on Twitter and elsewhere willing to give her honorary victim status as a black simply because she was down for the struggle, as it were. Which of course, is the kind of Weaselness we celebrate with this award.

Miss Donezal isn’t here to accept her Weasel, so I decided to hand it over to Ms.Toya Graham, of Baltimore, who you might remember seeing briefly interviewed on one of the news channels. She obviously has some strong feelings about people like Rachel Donezal whipping up a mob there to loot and burn and riot for ‘the cause.’.

I have a feeling she might have a word or two to say to Rachel Donezal, don’t you? And I bet some of her neighbors do too.

 Well, there it is! 

Check back next Tuesday to see who next week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week are!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum, and  remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it...or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that, y’know?