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The concern I have about a Bernie presidency - FDR, Jimmy Carter

Most of us know about the RW attempts on FDR that came in many different forms to stop, divert and castrate his policies.

Fast forward to Carter due to his removing the cowboy element, bringing actual conservatism to the populace and economics. As soon as the fever came on to correct some courses to economic stability, here comes trouble from fifty different directions...establishment Democrats sticking it to him, the Republicans having a field day with it, the "hostage crisis", the attacking rabbit and all kinds of miscellaneous things to severely diminish his capability to govern.

It was almost as if Ford threw the 1976 election because the Republicans knew there was trouble on the horizon, then push "a kinder slicker Nixon" in the form of Saint Ronald. Here, today, we have a batch of un-electable Republicans without a leader ala Ford.

Something on my mind. I hope Bernie wins, he will certainly get my vote if he gets the nomination, but I really worry about what will happen if he does win. Call me pessimistic, negative all you wish. We've seen the Republicans in action before and how low they'll sink to push their destructive bullshit at the expense of American blood, treasure and taxpayers.

Posted by IkeRepublican | Sat Feb 13, 2016, 05:24 PM (3 replies)

Ever meet one of those "I hate both sides" people?

They'll blather in anger every time some "religious" person gets in the way of something, like Kim Davis, or jabber about why pot's still illegal, but when it comes right down to it - they'll immediately defend the Republican no matter what. And it's not about supporting Republicans, but about "beating" the Democrats.

These pud-whackers are Republicans through and through; realizing their candidates are nutty old bags with the same old bullshit since Nixon, but don't want to sound idiotic because they know deep down it is.

I don't know where the rest of you good people live, but I've been running into this sort of individuals many, many times.
Posted by IkeRepublican | Sun Nov 8, 2015, 11:45 AM (2 replies)

With the RS Koch story, I'm reminded of an experience with a local business and their family members

Of course, this clan does not come anywhere near the Kochs. But, there is something I've noticed about the offspring of seven and eight figure pulling business owners - they all got a bullshit story about how the owner "grew up in poverty" and they repeat it like some quasi mantra or something.

In 1993, I was dating a girl who was the granddaughter of a local business owner that was despised by the area's residents. I was 18 at the time, so I guess in addition to my interest in this young woman, I was also interested in access to this local kingpin and see how he acts, how he talks and possibly how things "work".

On Christmas Day of that year, I was invited to his home where all of his relatives got together for Christmas. And there were many relatives, perhaps 75 or more - something far beyond I was used to. The pile of Christmas presents in the living room was gargantuan. They were piled up from the floor to at least a foot or two below the ceiling surface and it had to be 8 or 9 feet in diameter at the bottom. Had never seen anything like it.

Greeting relatives out of respect for being invited to their father's home was really strange. I'd say hello, nice to meet you and all that proper stuff and just about every one of them would look at me, not say a word, then look the other way. And their humor was real weird too. The stuff they laughed at was juvenile and almost always absent of any punch line.

Later into the evening when the festivities died down, I was offered to be driven home by my girlfriend's uncle. She had driven me there, but she and her cousins gotten into the booze. On the way home, this uncle told me that this local kingpin "has a big Christmas because he grew up on a dirt floor". I replied, "Oh, I didn't know that". But, I did find it peculiar in a sense due to how everybody there totally ignored me any time I greeted any one of them and now this sap is divulging that kind of information.

Over the course of the relationship, this girl, her mom and many other relatives would go completely out of their way to throw some words in about "grandpa growing up poor". It was something that could be counted on at least once every few weeks. We could be getting together for some potluck and the discussion could be about stew beef and some relative would throw in "grandpa growing up poor". It was almost like a tick they all had.

Fast forward to 2011 when my great-aunt passed away. The young woman I had dated had been long gone for over a decade. A distant cousin drops off a few sheets of paper displaying the family tree on my mom's side.

To make a long story short, it turned out that I am a distant relative of this old neighborhood kingpin - and the girl I dated! Ugh. Gross! Okay, far too distant to have any genetic effect - but still, woof!

What I found out was that this "Oh so poor grandpa" was not poor at all. He was taken care of just like his kids and grandkids are taken care of - well funded. The story of him growing up poor was pure bunk, which explains why it always had to be brought up when the discussion didn't call for it. Overcompensation, if you will.

Over the years, I had met many small business owners who did quite well. Some of them were nice, some not - but, they all had the "grew up poor" tale. I don't know if this is some immediate defense so nobody gets any ideas on asking for money or what, but it's awfully peculiar.

When I read the story of the Koch's on the RS article and how Harry Koch's "legend" is thrown around, I was reminded of it.

Not sure if this thread will get much traction here or if anybody has a similar tale, but by all means - go ahead - ask anything you wish or share a tale. I'll be sure to keep checking back.
Posted by IkeRepublican | Fri Sep 26, 2014, 07:06 PM (7 replies)

Republicans are such eff'ing weirdos

We all know a few. Family members, friends and so on.

When that silly "report" came out a week or so ago about how "liberals like clear liquor and conservatives like dark beer" or what ever, it's like all of a sudden Republican friends just had to show everybody they like dark beer. Ones that I've seen drink nothing but Bud Light piss water all of a sudden have to be all, "Look! I gotta black and tan!"

Heck, that's generally my order of beer when I go out and always has been. Never liked clear liquor either. Hasn't a thing to do with personal politics. You like what you like, right?

Now, yesterday, a co-worker who spends a good portion of his typical day fucking off on Drudge, Blaze and all the rest, was always getting lattes from Starbucks or what ever local coffee outfit was on the way to work. Nothing in particular, or as Big Ed says, "No big shakes".

Today, he's all loud and proud about his "regular coffee" and a couple people had to "congratulate" him because "Barack drinks lattes".

Dipshits. Every damn last one of them. Haven't seen such monkey-see monkey-do since I was in the fifth grade.

Posted by IkeRepublican | Thu Sep 25, 2014, 04:55 PM (13 replies)

As expected, Bongoozie on life support AGAIN...time to dig up Bergdahl

Source: The Daily Puker

I knew it. I just fucking knew it. When this umpteenth Republican circle-jerk over Benghazi starts flailing around like all the others, they're going to start up the Bergdahl shit again. It's already in the cards.

And well...here we go. That time has come.

Link already provided. I'm not going to copy text from that piece of shit rag that's been eating Glen Beckerhead's lunch for a while now.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/04/bergdahl-roommate-chairman-of-joint-chiefs-told-us-bowe-was-a-deserter/
Posted by IkeRepublican | Wed Aug 6, 2014, 01:59 AM (2 replies)

Gun owning liberal and watching Baggars shoot at a range

I'm not going to lie. I own three - two 38 snubbies (1 SW 19 and 1 SW Centennial) and one 12-guage. The 12 and 19 are at my parent's home locked away and the Cent is in a combo lock box underneath the bed for home defense. Have taken the CCW course in my area, 12 hours, but have never concealed due to being uncomfortable doing so.

My son, age 3, has never been shown it, nor do I ever intend on showing him it. I don't even like having it all that much, however, our home has had two attempted break ins over the past 10 years, an alarm has been installed and the police when contacted, when those two attempted break ins occurred, seemed rather indifferent about both instances. So, I found myself in between a rock and a hard place.

Now, I know that gun ownership CAN - I didn't say is - but can be seen as taboo by fellow liberals. And, they do have the full right to see it as such. But, I am curious about what others do say about it in regards to food for thought and not a means to argue, flame or go all wingnut on.

To watching Baggars...

Ranges absolutely love the Baggar bunch. Most of them are either young guys or cranky old boomers where they act like their piece is a trophy. It's an object to shine ass and they use it like it too. Also, there are far more customers using the range now than there were ten or fifteen years ago, so you know they're loving it.

I also find ranges interesting in the sense of what Baggars are really talking about in real time - body language, their condescending attitudes and clearly rehearsed swaggering. Know thy enemy. The internet is far too limited, reduced to what you'd expect - slogans, regurgitated talking points, insults and that's about it.

My god, the paranoia of them is absolutely astounding. Posted in printed paper in various places on the walls is all from the wingnut sites I've never heard of or read about - stories and claims so insane, you'd swear it's from a different planet. None of the math adds up, no sources are listed, it's purely emotional fuel on steroids.

Now it comes to take my turn. I do fairly well. 2 or 3 out of five are on the 8 and 9 areas of the target. Then, I watch these Baggars with their DTOM and other wingnut shirts on take their turns. They move their pieces around like it's a child's toy, almost no care of where it may be pointed while handling and it's as if their peripheral vision is completely absent. One would think people with such paranoia of Obama, roving invisible gangs of hillbillies and minorities would be careful. No dice. It's a trophy and they are there to smack their units together with their fellow "treaders". People with experience do not do this sort of thing - they always have it pointed down and only raise to discharge.

After a few more turns, where the success rate is same each time, I decide to leave. I feel my skill is plenty. Then I get into the car, turn on the ignition and have this incredible sadness and worry. And it's fueled by the same question I've always had, but this time it's more intense. The question is, "What in the hell is WRONG with these people?"

I don't ever expect them to become democrats or liberals or anything like that - and I'd never ask of it or try to persuade any of them to consider it. But, this isn't the republican banter I've grown up around. Something's much different now and it's very disturbing. It's not just only when these folks listen to the Conservative Media Complex - they seem like making it a way of life is not good enough - they want it to consume them completely. Watching them carelessly handle their weapon was almost more than I could take.

I just don't get it.
Posted by IkeRepublican | Sun Oct 20, 2013, 01:48 AM (38 replies)

Close friends with a die hard Bagger - disturbing find

Was about to write actual recent instances of dealing with baggars where their lives almost read like some kind of Penthouse forum letter - minus the profanities and specific actions. It's more like a quick synopsis of a low grade soap opera where it's theme is to be a commentary to display the typical Republican member hypocrisy.

Would it be okay to elaborate further? Or, should this sort of thing be allowed to die a quick death in the bowels of the forum or be deleted by Jury members? If the decision is the latter is taken, I will not question, complain or protest.

Thank you.


Posted by IkeRepublican | Fri Oct 11, 2013, 03:10 PM (2 replies)
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