Economic Meltdown?

Wow! Forbes, Pataki Predict Economic Meltdown

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128 responses to “Economic Meltdown?

  1. Cabby - AZ

    Somehow we Americans generally are unable to get our arms around the terrific, unspeakable financial situation we face. Talking of trillions of dollars of debt is hardly comprehensible, so most folks just tune out. They can address a 50 cent increase in the price of a gallon of gas or a gradual rising of prices at the grocery store, but the national debt burden just flies over their heads.

    The good Newsmax article quotes Gov. Pataki:
    “And yet when solutions are advanced, President Obama just ignores them or demonizes them,” he says. “And we can’t let him get away with this. We’re going to hold him accountable and we’re going to demand action to deal with the crisis right now,” he said.

    Conservatives of all shades of color agree with the above, but some of us would wish that MORE would be grappled with. Obama doesn’t just “ignore or demonize solutions advanced” but he WILLFULLY ignores them. In fact, we who have been thoughtfully observing what is transpiring would go another step and say that Obama is DELIBERATELY doing everything he can do to bring us down financially and in every other way.

    QUERY: Why is it that conservatives in Congress and so many in the conservative media are either ignorant or unwilling to speak in this manner?Why are so many seemingly walking on eggshells?

    It is nice to give people the benefit of the doubt, but for pity sakes, Obama has had over two years to show us his colors; and those of us who are not blind and who are courageous enough to speak the truth must speak it.

    The truth is that Obama is a marxist (muslim, too) and he has been trained to systematically dismantle our country and bring it to financial ruin in order to bring in the socialist/communistic utopian world he so desires. It is past time to stop beating around the bush.

  2. FOCW, thanks for posting that article. It appears that Cloward/Piven is a success. Our politicians have their collective heads up their arses. .

  3. Obama’s Political Prisoner LTC Terry Lakin Will Speak To The Nation Live This Friday Night…

  4. Observer, The Nation magazine?

    Just kidding..

  5. I’m no big fan of Gaddafi, but since when has our foreign policy been to assassinated world leaders with no declaration of war or discussion in Congress?

  6. Cabby - AZ

    Assassinating world leaders in that manner is indeed troubling, and also the unmanned predator drones stealthily roaming around seeking out targets in an undeclared war are very bothersome to me. I hate to go down this road, but someday those drones may be seeking out us patriots in this country.
    (I am in no way a pacifist)

    Isn’t it ironic that the same president that orders the drone flights, often resulting in the deaths of innocents, is adamantly against enhanced interrogation methods that could be used on captured known terrorists to gain valuable info that could save lives?

  7. Cabby. I agree with you and thought the same thing. Killing people is serious business. I’m not saying that we do not have a worldwide war on terror. But as bad as Gaddafi is, Bush had him pacified. He is no direct threat to our country and if he is, the argument needs to be laid out for the American people as to why we are trying to kill him and his family.

    When will they come for us because of the whim of a dictator in power?

  8. With regard to the uber hypocrisy from the left on indiscriminately killing unarmed civilians vs. Enhanced interrogation, the leftists got nothing. So they just let “dear leader” run amok.

  9. Cabby - AZ

    Paxson, the more I observe the leftists at work, the more we see that consistency is not their virtue. In fact, they are always exemplifying stupidity, ignorance, and intolerance, as well as a host of other negatives.

    And don’t they lose patience easily? Wow! They cannot take criticism or even healthy debate without flying off the handle.

  10. Trump4Potus

    For those interested, you can watch Trump’s speech in New Hampshire yesterday on CSPAN:

  11. Inhofe: ‘Gruesome’ photos reveal bin Laden in nothing but his underwear when shot

    Read more:
    P.S. Orly’s motion re: affidavits was denied.

  12. There is a new top post. Comment on it if you wish, or simply post away!

  13. Observer……………….
    It appears that the link you provided regarding Terry Lakin has gotten the scrub a dub. Can you repost it.

  14. After watching Trump’s speech in NH, I have moved him UP on my list. I now have Trump for POTUS and Allen West for VP. This could change,but all I am saying is that both Trump and West are on what I see as the right track for our country. What military expertise Trump might not possess can be overcome by the presence of West. Right now our needs are in the BUSINESS ,and JOBS areas (in that order) Business MUST HAVE A FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT…..small,medium, and large. Without a FAVORABLE environment for American business we will remain in stagnation. Organised labor must have their wingfeathers clipped. They ARE one of the biggest detriments to the competitive aspect of American business. The second largest detriment is TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT trying to RUN ALL of American business, while trying to impose insane health care, atmospheric, and energy legislation. Until ALL of this is corrected American business WILL NOT RETURN,or improve. Nor will jobs become available across our country. Business has to come first. Then jobs will follow. It is that simple.! By the way, having been in business for over 40 years myself I can only reiterate what Trump had to say,…..he is right on target.

  15. Over a period of about two decades I watched as the US became LESS,and LESS competitive in many markets. This is in part because of continual rise of LABOR costs, …higher, and higher material costs( which itself often reflects higher,and compounded LABOR costs), ……..higher healthcare costs, and higher business taxation. Then to compound this we have TOO much government interference , and to high of energy costs. Jobs do not materialise out of thin air. They are the result of successful business EXPANSION, OR START UP.

  16. Cabby - AZ

    oldsalt 12:16 PM and 12:39 PM
    Sound economics 101 in a nutshell!! You’ve got it exactly right, but why are these long-established principles so hard for so many to see? (scratching head)

  17. What do you think, look good?

  18. DABIGRAGU, I say this is a splendid idea. Why should we continue to load up the other thread to the point of difficulty for many, when there are others with few comments. Hat tip to you! The rest will find us here just the way I did – by going to the old and clicking your link to this thread.

    BTW, I believe that something has happened over yonder. The star poster has been gone for a number of days now and I feel that the release of SueK’s post may be more significant than meets the eye. Time will tell.

  19. Air Force Brat

    What’s happened “over there” is that Haffey has accomplished what he set out to do. And CW has allowed it.

  20. Thanks, DABIG; superb idea! I can sneak on at work but that thread takes quite some time to load at home.

    I shall be here with y’all :).
    Hey Cabby,

    He was tapering off before I posted that. I just think that the ‘owner’s’ post was totally outrageous and I had to say what I said. Ya, right, the blog wasn’t designed to comment on other posters. HA!

    I still think that The Spook appears as soon as the comment counts tank.

  21. Well, lookie here! Another one bites the dust (…and another one gone, and another one gone, and another one bites the dust. ~’Queen’)

  22. Hi, SueK – Isn’t that a crock- Bill Daley planning to leave! It all fits in, however, because that Valerie Jarrett is a control freak and a master player at keeping the lid on all of the Chicago corruption that is still ongoing. She and Daley have never gotten along, according to reports. I hope this all contributes to the defeat of the Dems in 2012. (Not that everything is blamable upon them. The Repubs have plenty of dirty laundry also, as we know.)

    It is going to be interesting to see if The Spook (a good title) reappears before long. I believe a near total meltdown took place just before his disappearance. There is a need for professional help, imo, as well as a change of “occupation”.

  23. Glad this works all!
    Just checking in, be back later when the Markets close. Good trading day so far.
    Aloha 🙂

  24. Cabby – AZ | October 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
    And to think he was running for office, can you imagine had he won? Then again, he’d fit right in wouldn’t he.

  25. Gotta agree with Newt:

    “He then doubled down, calling on former Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank to be thrown in jail, not anyone on Wall Street. Asked if he actually meant for them to do prison time, Gingrich said he did, alluding to past ethical scandals.”

  26. Trouble in paradise?

    Ex-Indiana governor: That’s not my signature on Obama petition
    Former Gov. Joe Kernan says a signature on a petition to place Barack Obama’s name on Indiana’s 2008 primary ballot isn’t his, putting him among dozens of dubious signatures found in a newspaper’s investigation.
    Kernan, a Democrat who campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primary, told the South Bend Tribune that he didn’t sign the Obama document.,0,1203433.story?track=rss#start

  27. A Crazy Old Coot

    dabigragu | October 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    Forgery is nothing new to obama. Nothing will be done about this. And I thought clinton was the teflon kid, obama has him beat.

  28. A Crazy Old Coot | October 12, 2011 at 4:11 pm |

    Forgery is nothing new to obama. Nothing will be done about this. And I thought clinton was the teflon kid, obama has him beat.
    Sure does doesn’t he. Only thing we can count on is the fact that as every day goes by it just gets more disgusting and more of a circus.

  29. Wag that dog!

    BREAKING: all 100 senators have been called into intel meeting on Iran assassination plot:;page=51

  30. And we know the dog must be wagged because of this…..

    Issa Issues Subpoena to Holder in Fast and Furious Investigation:

  31. The complaints have been pouring in about Walgreens. Readers are telling us that they feel pressured by Walgreens to buy a flu shot at the checkout counter — even when they’re pregnant!

    Walgreens employees, in turn, are also telling us how much they feel intimidated by their store managers, being pressured to keep bugging customers about whether they’ve had flu shots. And one person told us the employees at her Walgreens store might be rewarded with an iPad prize if they met certain flu shot recruitment quotas!

    Read my story to get more details on the flu shot bullying by Walgreens — and join our online protest in lodging complaints with Walgreens to end this unethical marketing practice:

  32. Too funny!

    Ron Paul’s ‘eyebrow toupee’? Droop at debate prompts suspicion:

  33. Pretty bad when even Cenk from YT thinks you’re full of it, Mr. Holder:

  34. For those who find it humorous to join the lefts use of Alinsky-attacks of an alleged ‘eyebrow malfunction’.
    The man has not been bribed by the global elite, has high moral standards, stood for the common man on every issue with a track record to prove it. This attack is ‘left’ typical.
    With all of the problems we face today i.e., 0bama is putting US troops into conflict in Africa, some want us to be concerned about eyebrows’ ? Ignorance at its best.
    Here’s a video for you which clearly shows your ‘malfunction’ earlier in the year. Time to grow up for some.

  35. Cultists always lash out at anyone who challenges their messiah, even if it’s at some lame joke. And talk about leftists? Didn’t we see a bunch of Ron Paul supporters at these OWS protests? Seems they have a lot in common re: isolationism, anti-Israel (jooz), anti-Fed, etc. Just what side of the political spectrum is this anyhoo?

    Talk about leftists. The Ron Paul supporters seen in the following clip sure don’t look like any conservatives I know. This mob looks like they hate Fox as much as any leftist I’ve ever known!! LOL! They are an angry bunch. Guess that’s the type of folks Paul appeals to, so it’s no suprise:

    Paulrhoids need to take anger management classes!

  36. The battle of Wall Street: Violence erupts as police clash with protesters after they force Bloomberg to back down over ‘eviction’

  37. Gallup: At 77 Percent, Cain Leads Republican Field in Favorable Rating

    (Ron Paul comes in at 8th place, last in field, behind Huntsman)

  38. indymac | October 14, 2011 at 7:46 pm |

    Just what is your problem Indy? Why the constant antagonism, anger and hate? So what? I tend to admire Ron Paul, so what? I also admire others. Do I blast this site with videos of Ron Paul? No. Do I post incessantly on articles referring to Ron Paul? No, however you do. Do I stoop to name calling or conjecture? No, you do. What exactly is the problem that you find it necessary to use school yard antics by referring to me as a Paulroid? Do I call you a Jewroid? No. Has anyone here called you names or used half-baked Alinsky attacks directed at you? No.
    Perhaps my lovely bride is correct after all, you’re merely a lonely, miserable, socially combative person whose best friend happens to be the bottle.
    You weren’t barred from CW’s due to any exposure of FS, that wasn’t you, it was Sue and Cabby, you’re also truth challenged. IF you were barred it’s due to your being a miserable hag.
    Find some joy in life, the hate you display will be the death of you, it’s already quite evident in your communications.
    I truly pity you.

  39. A Jewroid? What is it with you Paulie’s and your obsession with Jews? Why would you even think of such a thing. Because I happen to support Israel? And you talk about Alinsky? Here I go after Paul and you go after me personally. You Paulbots are certainly the one with the anger issues. And perhaps you weren’t paying attention over at CW shiitehole, but I had been calling out FS as a dem operative for over a year. In fact I was certain that’s what he is/was and everyone knows I was adamant about it. So stop making up bullshiite. You Paulies sure have thin skins.

  40. Rather than pity me, perhaps you should pity yourself for falling for Ron Paul’s schtick.

  41. indymac | October 15, 2011 at 1:06 am |
    “A Jewroid? What is it with you Paulie’s and your obsession with Jews? Why would you even think of such a thing. Because I happen to support Israel? And you talk about Alinsky? Here I go after Paul and you go after me personally. You Paulbots are certainly the one with the anger issues.”
    Amazing. The word was used once in reference to HOW many times (I’ve lost count but it’s all here) you’ve referred to anyone who likes the man as a “Paulroid” and now YOU’RE feeling attacked? Priceless.
    No one’s making any up any BS here. You’re clearly delusional, a drunk or both.

    I don’t believe this blogs intention was for people to go after one another in the manner in which seems to be your MO, it has nothing to do with “thin-skin” which is merely a justification cowardly bullies use in order to continue their abuse.
    I’m sure we can both agree, you and I don’t see eye to eye on much of anything, leave it at that-the end. Let’s let others, who wish to conduct themselves in the spirit in which this blog was intended, do so.

  42. At a recent fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election campaign in Providence, Rhode Island, the first lady told her audience:
    “We stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country. You’re here because you know that in just 13 months, we’re going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come … let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices … let’s not forget the impact that their decisions will have on our lives for decades to come.”

  43. For the last several years a company called “The Freedom Group” has been buying up American gun and ammunition manufacturers.

    Some of these companies are:

    Dakota Arms and
    DPMS Panther Arms
    Dakota Arms
    LC Smith
    Barnes Bullets
    Some people worry that Freedom Group is going to control most of the
    firearms companies in the United States . Of course, If you control the manufacturers you can decide not to sell to civilians, or, you can raise the prices to ridiculous levels or you can make the supply of guns and ammo scarce – all sorts of logjams.

    What a perfect way to control America ‘s guns!

    If you do some digging you will see that The Freedom Group is owned by a Wall Street investment company called “Cerberus Capital Management”.

    “Cerberus” in the epic book “The Inferno” by Dante Alighieri, is a three-headed demon hound (from Roman mythology) that guards the Gates of Hell to prevent those damned souls who have just crossed the river Styx, from escaping back to the world.

    Investor GEORGE SOROS owns Cerberus!

  44. Dabig, I use Paulrhoid because his followers are a pain in the ass! Now you can refer to me as a Cainiac, I have no problem with that. But you’ve thrown all kinds of Alinsky style, personal crap at me, referring to me as delusional, a drunk, having ‘an agenda’, a JDL proponent, just like FS, etc….have I left anything out? All because I think your messiah is a false one.

  45. Indy, you’ve had the last word, fine.

  46. Jim Rogers: Bernanke Is Lying to Us
    Jim Rogers tells it like it is.

    In the EPJ Daily Alert, I have been pounding away at the fact that no new QE is required, that the money supply (M2) is exploding. Rogers correctly points to this money growth in the clip below.

    Also, Larry Kudlow is correct in his view that the European Central Bank is likely to join the Fed in the money printing. If they do, it will be the first time ever that the world could face a massive global inflation.

    Kudlow is correct that the stock market will skyrocket under these conditions and Rogers is correct that commodities will soar.

    Prepare yourself for climbing prices like you have never seen before, to differing degrees both Rogers and Kudlow know what is coming.
    More w/ vid:

  47. House subcommittee chair: Is Obama admin. already collecting private health information?
    Updated: 12:27 PM 10/15/2011

    The Obama administration adamantly denies it, but rumors are circulating in Washington that his Department of Health and Human Services is already collecting Americans’ private health information, or at least
    preparing itself to do so.
    Rep. Denny Rehberg, the chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services and Education formalized the rumors by asking about them in a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday.

  48. Fast and Furious Weekend Coverage
    by Ulsterman on October 15, 2011

    Oh My – Obama White House Refuses To Turn Over Solyndra Docs
    by Ulsterman on October 15, 2011

  49. Lisa Filthian (oops, make that Fithian): #Occupy Organizer, Union Educator–And Israel-Hater:

  50. Hi All,

    I have finished searching the TN Elections web site for evidence that Haffey ran for several elective offices as a DEM.

    My research involved checking election results from 1998 to 2011; it took a while. The only thing I could find was a run as a DEM in the 1998 TN Rep. race where Haffey was defeated by a margin of 5:1. Now, he may have run in local races however, the State elections web site wouldn’t reflect that.

    Bottom line: He was a DEM and did run for a State office. His opponent in 1998 opened up a can of whoopass on him and took him to the cleaners.

    He has now disappeared again but will undoubtedly rear his ugly head when the comment counts tank. When that happens, it may be a good thing to remind the DEM that he’s been outed :).

  51. SueK,

    I’ve long referred to him on CW as a demRat, as it’s what he accuses everyone else of being. It became very obvious that he was doing the old Alinsky technique of accusing others of what he himself does. His only goal has been to undermine that forum. Is CW part of the sham? I often wonder if the whole site was set up to deceive from the get-go, or if we were to give CW the benefit of the doubt, if it was taken over at some other point. In any event, thanks for finding proof that he had actually run for TN state office.

    I had done a little digging on him some time ago and it appeared as he had done work on some sort of Hollywood productions. Couldn’t find the details of exactly what kind of work his firm had done, but suffice it to say that there is evidence that he has some sort of expertise in putting on a show.

  52. Hi, Indy,
    You say, “…….but suffice it to say that there is evidence that he has some sort of expertise in putting on a show.” Tehehehe! You can say that again! Comedy? No. Farce? Yeah…… Tragedy? YES!!!

  53. Hey indy,

    Ya, we knew that all along. Just like Barky, I saw Haffey coming a mile away. His job is to disrupt and jack up the comment count; Alinsky all the way.

    CW MUST be part of the sham because he permits it! I understand from WordPress blog owners that you can’t ‘sell’ a blog; you need to start your own however, I’m sure that others can be given ‘administrator’ rights and that’s exactly what happened. People who shouldn’t have gone into moderation, did, myself included.

    E-mails and heartfelt letters did no good,and were ignored so yes, Wells is the enabler; why, I don’t know.

    Haffey was an ‘entertainment lawyer’ but no longer has a law license. I find it odd that an entertainment lawyer all of a sudden became an expert in Constitutional law. Funny, ain’t it?

  54. Air Force Brat

    SueK — wouldn’t it be something if Leo the Lyin’ had been disbarred? Say, for something like, oh, I dunno . . . ethics violations? Fraud? Legal negligence? Mismanagement of client funds in the trust account? Would love to know if he voluntarily surrendered his law license a la the Obamas, or if it was stripped from him for various violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

  55. Air Force Brat | October 16, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Hi AFB,

    Dunno the circumstances, but I’ll see what I can find out. I do know that he’s no longer a ‘practicing attorney’ and that he’s ‘retired.’

  56. OK, AFB (and anyone else interested).

    Looks like the license surrender was voluntary. See the bottom of this P&E-mail piece:

    If this is what really happened, do you wonder why he is the way he is?

  57. Have you all seen this? It is a very good commentary on what is REALLY happening at OWS.
    Folks, we are seeing a concerted effort to destroy the free enterprise system. This is no little demonstration by a bunch of disgruntled young people. It is controlled by Marxist forces operating under the auspices of the unions and sanctioned by the Obama W.H.

    The Wall Street “Insider” has it right. This is a worthy read.

  58. I read that, Cabby.

    ‘Scary’ doesn’t quite cover it.

    I think we pretty much figured out who was behind this early on. Violence=martial law.

    All in the plan….

  59. A Crazy Old Coot

    Breaking: new evidence shows Hillary a mastermind behind Gunwalker

    Anthony Martin , Conservative Examiner
    October 10, 2011

    Last week it was reported that the State Department and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were deeply involved in the scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious, or Project Gunwalker. Today, however, new evidence has surfaced indicating that not only was Hillary deeply involved in the scandal but was one of the masterminds behind it.

    Continue reading on Breaking: new evidence shows Hillary a mastermind behind Gunwalker – National Conservative |

  60. SueK | October 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm |

    OK, AFB (and anyone else interested).

    Looks like the license surrender was voluntary. See the bottom of this P&E-mail piece:
    Also most interesting he was brought here first isn’t it. Sad, however it explains quite a bit doesn’t it.

  61. U.S. Manufacturers Have 600,000 Jobs They Can’t Fill

    U.S. manufacturing companies have as many as 600,000 jobs that they can’t find workers with the proper skills to fill, according to a survey by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute.

    The survey found that 5 percent of manufacturing jobs are unfilled due to lack of qualified candidates, 67 percent of manufacturers have a moderate to severe shortage of qualified workers, and 56 percent of manufacturers expect the shortage to increase during the next three to five years.

    “These unfilled jobs are mainly in the skilled production category — positions such as machinists, operators, craft workers, distributors and technicians,” said Emily DeRocco, president of the Manufacturing Institute, which is part of the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington. “Unfortunately, these jobs require the most training and are traditionally among the hardest manufacturing jobs to find existing talent to fill.”

    Nearly two in three manufacturing executives surveyed said work force shortages or skill deficiencies in production roles are significantly affecting their ability to expand operations or improve productivity.

  62. If you look at the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, and then look up Leo, you will see that his law license is suspended. It then gives a variety of reasons why it might be suspended…not his specific reason for suspension.

  63. Thanks, sharzie; I found him.

    I was going on an article he himself had written and we know we can’t believe anything he says. I should know better.

    He may have just let his membership expire; the TBPR doesn’t seem to list any disciplinary actions against him.

    Maybe he suspended his membership due to mental illness? That would seem to follow in light of his behavior.

  64. Aloha, DABIG,

    Ya, we’ll probably never know.

    What a mess of a human being, eh? He must live his life in a constant state of anger.

    BTW, is that you surfing or just a generic avatar? I envy those who pursue that sport; I like to watch it from the beach :).

  65. SueK | October 18, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
    It is quite a mess (FOS) isn’t it. CW seems to be much more visible over yonder as of late. Let’s hope your well thought out post prompted him to take some action. Time will tell, such a shame.

    It’s me, however about 7yrs ago. I competed when I got out of the service for about 3yrs. Now I go between two Islands to donate lessons to teens and little ones once a month. Here’s a more recent pic (with the little guy in front). I’d much prefer to work with the little ones, they’re a trip and so fast to learn. My bride would rather me work with the little ones too 🙂

    How’s Pepper?

  66. Hi DABIG,

    Ya, it’s a mess over there and bonehead did post a link this morning in the wee hours; not another peep since. Maybe he does that to let us know he’s still around.

    That *is* Wells posting; he’s a man of few words so when I saw lengthy posts I knew it wasn’t him. Something very strange there….

    Next, *thank you very much* for your service to America and allow me to wish you a very happy Veteran’s Day in advance!

    What you’re doing with lessons for the kids is wonderful! Kids need direction and guidance and you provide that. Kudos for doing this; I’m sure this serves to not only help them, but allow you to use your expertise for one of the best causes on the planet: Our youth. That pic is great :).

    I can’t post a pic of Pepper, but I did add her to my animal hospital’s gallery. Here she is. Prepare yourself for cute overload:

    She’s holding her own and I have a call in to her Homeopath for the next step. As you can see, she’s very much worth the effort.

    Thanks for checking on her and I’ll keep the board posted as to how she’s doing.

  67. Air Force Brat

    As is obvious, little Pepper (a/k/a Greta G.) is the cutest little cutie-pants on four feet! Fell in love with her from your e-mail, and fell in love with her again from the link. She and my featherered monsters would get along like a house on fire.

    “I vant to be alone . . . with my munchies”. 😀

  68. Thanks, AFB!

    I can only imagine GG and your guys; there would be no house left :).

    If you advance the arrow on that link to look at the rest in the ‘other pet’ room, they are/were all mine! Only Lucy and Pepper remain. I’ve just sent a pic of Angel and Toby buns and that should be posted today as soon as they get around to it.

    Just talked to Pepper’s Homeopath; we’re stepping up the dose on this second remedy. Fingers are crossed!

  69. SueK | October 18, 2011 at 11:19 pm |
    Wow SueK, great picture, she’s a little stinker isn’t she? Looks quite healthy despite the illness. She IS holding up well, good job on getting her the correct protocol. I’ll have to show my little guy your picture, he wants a Guinea Pig, Hamster or Gecko very badly, I think this will seal the deal.
    Thanks a bunch for the link. 🙂

    OT-Ever go to drkate’s? Check out this ‘PharmD’ who’s just showed up promoting Flu-Shots to the gang. Interesting:

  70. Aloha, DABIG,

    Yup, she’s a little stinker, but ridiculously cute!

    That pic was taken this summer before all this hit so yes, she looks healthy. My Homeopath is under the impression that *stress* may have triggered the cancer; she lost her bunny bud, Cricket, in May. Could very well be; I don’t rule anything out.

    If your son wants a piggie or hamster, please let me know; I’ve had a variety of them over the years and may be able to steer you in the right direction. Sorry, but I don’t know anything about Geckos! Please be aware that hamsters (like mice and gerbils) have an expiration date of about two years; one human year = 40 small rodent years. These little ones have a fast metabolism and that translates to a short life. Just so you know. They are very endearing, though!

    I don’t go to Dr. Kate’s that often; time usually doesn’t permit me to do a ‘blog blitz.’ I saw the Pharmacist’s post and responded. Since I’m a first time poster there I’m in moderation but I hope I’ll come out (I’ve had quite enough with moderation lately, thanks!).

    Blind acceptance of flu shots. Hmmm….seems like we were guilty of just that when America went to the polls in November 2008, doesn’t it?

    Let’s see what happens. Thanks for the heads up!

  71. A Crazy Old Coot

    As long as “our” government recommends the flu shot, I refuse to take it. I don’t trust anything the government says.

  72. A Crazy Old Coot | October 19, 2011 at 9:08 pm |

    Hi Don,

    This year’s seasonal flu shot contains the H1N1 ‘garbage’ vaccine again, just like last year.

    With ingredients in that ‘vaccine’ like Tween (a detergent) and animal cancer cells, there ain’t no way in hell I’ll have that injected into my body.

    Nope. Give my shot to Barky; I don’t want it!

  73. Aloha SueK, as posted on drkate’s:
    SueK, Thank you so much for taking the time to educate us on the potential and obvious dangers associated with the seasonal flu shot. I do recall seeing your well informed posts a couple years back and during flu season.
    I’ve never seen that poster, pretty scary how it was being pumped, my tin foil hat was jumping up and down. Once again, thanks a bunch.

    That’s good to know about the lifespan of these little creature guys too, appreciate it.
    My guy saw your picture and I think he’s set on the Guinea Pig. He’s says it has to have the black and white jacket too.

  74. A Crazy Old Coot | October 19, 2011 at 9:08 pm |

    As long as “our” government recommends the flu shot, I refuse to take it. I don’t trust anything the government says.
    Smart move, bud. Those Trace minerals Tenacity was talking about are excellent along with the vitamin D-3’s, if that helps. The trick is to build the immune system up. From what I’ve learned it’s not the flu that’s the problem it’s the possibility of getting pneumonia. No flu shot does anything for that.

  75. Aloha, DABIG,

    Thanks for alerting me to that post! I’ll pop over there later on; I’m sure there’ll be a challenge to what I had to say, but I speak from experience. As a Pharmacist, he/she should know what’s contained in any med/vaccine before either taking it themselves or doling it out to others.

    Anytime the gub’mint tells you that something’s good for you, check, verify, check again; don’t swallow anything hook, line and sinker. We know that, I think!

    If your little one would like a guinea pig, please check the shelters and rescues in HI first rather than run to a pet store. All my guys are rescues and are more than grateful for a good home, the proper food and lotsa love! You’ll find a good variety of piggies of all colors, sizes, fur types and personalities at your local shelter, so take a peek! I’ll be more than glad to provide any info you, your bride and son may need. Just ask!

  76. HEY EVERYBODY………..I just confirmed that LEO is still riding the CW Waves, but using the Pat 1789 handle. I made a comment on a reference to JUSTIA.COM and it was put in moderation,so I quickly returned to CW blog and offerred anothr comment,and it too was put in moderation. SO Mr. Haffey (Pat 1789) YOU ARE BUSTED. GOTCHA!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  77. The rebels also got his TWO sons. So it would seem that the bloodline may now be totally erased……..Whew!

  78. Leo………you are such a child! When are you going to GROW UP…..when you reach 70. That is getting closer,and closer,and closer. for you. You need to get back on your MEDS.

  79. SUEK……………….
    Hope Pepper is doing better! My little baby just had four of her teeth extracted. Nothing but SOFT FOODS FROM NOW ON for Bridgett.

  80. GOODNIGHT ALL from my little grass shack on WAIKIKI.

  81. oldsalt79 | October 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm |

    HEY EVERYBODY………..I just confirmed that LEO is still riding the CW Waves, but using the Pat 1789 handle. I made a comment on a reference to JUSTIA.COM and it was put in moderation,so I quickly returned to CW blog and offerred anothr comment,and it too was put in moderation. SO Mr. Haffey (Pat 1789) YOU ARE BUSTED. GOTCHA!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Hey oldsalt,
    Wow. So Pat is Leo’s alter ego. You guys did suspect that earlier if I remember correctly. Issues?
    I can’t resist this one:

  82. Hi OldSalt and dabig,

    Yep, we always thought that Leo and Pat were one in the same, even though ‘Pat’ denied it. We all started to suspect that when Pat was the *only* one agreeing with Leo. It was fun to watch them cross-post back and forth, wasn’t it? He must’ve burned a hole in his keyboard…..

    Busted as Pat, busted as a Dem, busted as an elective office loser, busted as a liar.

    OldSalt, I have a stronger version of the same remedy I’ve been giving Pepper; picked that up today. Gotta get her eating on her own. I’m worried.

    Bridgett will feel a *lot* better without those old teeth and she’ll do just fine with soft foods which of course, she’ll want Dad and only Dad to feed her :).

  83. Suek…………………….
    This little pooch really has me figured out. When she is wanting something special to eat,or some sort of privilege she comes over and sits up at my feet and stays that way until I do something. I end up melting down into nothing. She knows how to press my buttons. I am the world’s worst “doggie beggar softie”. She wins every time. Usually it is a slice of bologna that she wants. Bologna is the universal doggie treat at my house. Really it ain’t the dog it is ME. She is always waiting for me to drop a “CHALUPA”.

  84. A Crazy Old Coot

    This is very good and worth reading.
    The Teat Party vs American Soldiers « Coach is Right

    By James Lewis, staff writer Jed Babbin just came up with
    the pun of the year: The Wall Street Teat Party — for all
    those crying twitter mobsters “protesting” to the world,
    like an ugly case of national acne.
    Read the rest at the above link. Well worth reading.

  85. Here is something that we all should consider as we face the 2012 elections (if we are allowed to have them). Has anyone heard of “Blue Republicans”? Apparently, according to their own words, there are some folks who are unhappy with Obama, because he has not been liberal enough. They say they are going to join the Repub Party for a year so that they can vote for Ron Paul. Regardless of whom one supports for the nomination, one should read the following in order to get a well-rounded picture of what we are facing:

  86. A Crazy Old Coot​11/10/20/researcher-seeking-le​tters-sent-to-congress-re-obam​as-eligibility/

    Researcher Seeking Letters Sent to Congress Re: Obama’s Eligibility| The Post & Email

    BY CERTIFIED MAIL by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 20, 2011) — A citizen researcher is compiling data on how many letters regarding the question of Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president have been sent to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
    Read the rest at the above link.

  87. SueK | October 20, 2011 at 12:42 am |

    I’m sure there’ll be a challenge to what I had to say, but I speak from experience. As a Pharmacist, he/she should know what’s contained in any med/vaccine before either taking it themselves or doling it out to others.
    You were right, made ‘PharmD’ made another appearance:

  88. A Crazy Old Coot | October 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm |​11/10/20/researcher-seeking-le​tters-sent-to-congress-re-obam​as-eligibility/

    Researcher Seeking Letters Sent to Congress Re: Obama’s Eligibility| The Post & Email
    Is it just me, that first link isn’t working and story doesn’t seem to be there?

  89. A Crazy Old Coot

    dabigragu | October 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
    You’re correct. The page and info has disappeared. I don’t know what happened.

  90. A Crazy Old Coot

    This is still listed on the home page and it does bring up the article.

    About the 3rd artilce on the left.

  91. Thanks, dabig,

    I got him :).

    BTW, take a look at this link; all the critters in the ‘other pet’ room are/were mine. A pic of Toby and Angel buns was just posted; they, plus Lucy and Pepper remain:

  92. Hi OldSalt,

    Bridgett has you wrapped around her little paw, and she knows it! You can’t refuse her anything; she knows you’re ‘full of bologna’ and you always have a good stash of it. She wants that and she gets it. They know how to manipulate the human feeder people and we can’t say ‘no.’ I swear that the Good Lord planned it that way.

    Please keep me posted on the chalupa :).

  93. Since I got swine flu last October I didn’t get the shot last year and I won’t get it this year either (since it contains swine flu). I’ve heard that folks who actually contracted H1N1 now have an immunity to several dangerous flu strains. If true, that works for me.

  94. Here is a thought……….Perhaps it is time for about 300,000,000 Americans to telephone the Honduras Supreme Military Commander,for some insight as to how to get rid of the CRIMINAL PERPETRATOR who is OCCUPYING THE WH. Who knows….for a fee,he might even decide to help us do it. He definitely has the experience!

  95. Just came back for a moment…….bye bye all.

  96. Being very sensitive to vaccines, I will not take the flu shot. About forty years ago I took a series of “new” vaccine to eliminate my problem with inhalant allergies. In those days I was not wary enough to ask what was in the shots. In a week or so my allergies disappeared, but I became quite ill for over four months – running a low-grade fever with a bad feeling of malaise, weakness, and other flu-like symptoms.

    After having all sorts of blood work and other tests, I was at a dead-end. The doctor was at a loss to know what was wrong. Neither one of us linked it up to those shots, until during the fall when I suddenly began to feel better. Here was the clue, because that was when the shots would lose their effectiveness. The doctor finally agreed and then told me that the vaccine contained a form of poison ivy extract. Wow! I never sneezed the entire summer, but instead had to miss a couple of weeks of work because of illness. My bod does not take kindly to most drugs.

  97. Ok, if you think you’ve heard everything coming from this ‘administration,’ dig this:

    Biden will make up his mind later on a 2016 Presidential run.


    Just backdrafted iced tea out my nosey.

    Does this guy have any idea what an a-hole he is? Guess not.

    I think it’s safe to say that he has the vote of everyone on this board :).

  98. This is beautiful! For all you creature lovers.

    It’s only 60 seconds – of an Eagle Owl
    in slow motion.

  99. SueK | October 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm |

    Those are some great shots. Can’t wait till I show my little guy, thanks.
    You must rescue and then find homes for them I assume?

  100. indymac | October 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm |

    Hey indy, that’s what I’ve been told also from our ND and MD. May
    I ask, when you did contract the Swine flu was it really that serious and how long did it last?

    Cabby – AZ | October 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm |
    Poison Ivy extract? Whoa. What are these people thinking, makes you wonder…

  101. Hi Dabig,

    No; I adopt them from shelters and rescues throughout New England; they become part of my family.

    Toby and Angel were just adopted in July from the House Rabbit Network here in MA. This group goes around to the various shelters and pulls those rabbits who haven’t been adopted and are slated for euthanasia. HRN is not a shelter, but a series of foster homes. If you’re interested in a rabbit or a pair, you get in touch with them then, go to the foster home for the meet and greet and hopefully, to adopt. They’re a great bunch and I’ve adopted from them before.

    These folks who run the rescues and those who work in the shelters truly do God’s work and I always throw them a few extra bucks when I adopt. They are these unwanted critters’ last hope!

    Glad you liked the pics :).

  102. Sue K – I just love all your critters. My heart was taken with Mimi. They are so lucky to have you. 🙂 I would love to have some myself, but with 2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 birds and an aquarium I think I have enough.

  103. Air Force Brat

    SueK — you are an icon of kind-heartedness, and you can be sure that your animal friends are saying their own prayers of thanks daily. Those who have gone on ahead are putting in several good words “upstairs” as well.

    One of these days in the not-too-distant future (being the handy little construction worker that I am :D), I plan to build an indoor aviary, acquire some more little feathered terrors, and maybe even put in a nesting box or two. Boo Boo and Sunshine would just LOVE to have some more keets to scream with, don’t you think? 🙂

  104. SueK | October 22, 2011 at 1:32 am |

    So in essence you’re an animal angel, a gift to God’s little creatures. For you to do this along with your obvious love for them is a testament to your basic foundation as a person. That’s special. Thanks for the info. When the time is right I’ll take you up on the tips for proper care of whatever my little guy chooses, hope you don’t mind. 🙂

  105. Whoa…

    “A high-ranking CDC official, who played a significant role in the 2009 H1N1 propaganda campaign, has been arrested and charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of bestiality”–bestiality.aspx?e_cid=20111022_DNL_artTest_A4

  106. DABIGRAGU | October 22, 2011 at 1:05 am |

    Dabig, I got it last October. It lasted around 4 days and wasn’t as bad as the flu can be. Headache, fever, chills (for one day). but I’ve had worse. I just took advil and drank lots of fluids. There was so much hype about swine flu, it was like “we’re all gonna die!” lol.

  107. Air Force Brat

    The sad thing is, Dabigragu, that nothing anyone associated with the current administration does surprises me any more. 😦

  108. Air Force Brat

    P.S. — I wanted to use the “Grrrrr” emoticon but forgot the keystrokes, so I just used the frown-ey one.

  109. indymac | October 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm |

    Hey indymac, thanks for the response. You’re the first person I’ve known who has ever contracted this flu. We read that it’ll last for weeks, and right you are “we’re all gonna die!” Perhaps it’s a testimonial to your overall health you didn’t suffer too long, good for you. Thanks again, take care.

  110. Air Force Brat | October 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm |
    I know what you mean, just when it seems it’s hit its bottom (just like the economy/housing) more leaks out to the point where you want to grab your hair and yell: “I can’t take it anymore!”. You know, there are those who say we chose this particular time to come back, either to learn a life lesson/being a force to help mankind, etc. I don’t recall signing up for this craziness, what were we thinking, right? LOL

    Found this for the emoticons symbols:

  111. This is staggering, some people have done the math, anywhere from 200K-350K PER US CITIZEN! They’ll close our borders alright, only this time it’ll be to keep us here:

    This story from Bloomberg just hit the wires this morning. Bank of America is shifting derivatives in its Merrill investment banking unit to its depository arm, which has access to the Fed discount window and is protected by the FDIC.

    This means that the investment bank’s European derivatives exposure is
    now backstopped by U.S. taxpayers. Bank of America didn’t get regulatory approval to do this, they just did it at the request of frightened counterparties. Now the Fed and the FDIC are fighting as to whether this was sound. The Fed wants to “give relief” to the bank holding company, which is under heavy pressure.

    This is a direct transfer of risk to the taxpayer done by the bank without approval by regulators and without public input. You will also read below that JP Morgan is apparently doing the same thing with $79 trillion of notional derivatives guaranteed by the FDIC and Federal Reserve.

    What this means for you is that when Europe finally implodes and banks fail, U.S. taxpayers will hold the bag for trillions in CDS insurance contracts sold by Bank of America and JP Morgan. Even worse, the total exposure is unknown because Wall Street successfully lobbied during Dodd-Frank passage so that no central exchange would exist keeping track of net derivative exposure.

  112. A new project being developed by Barack Obama’s Defense Department may allow federal agents to monitor you, without your knowledge, and determine whether you have committed thought-crime.

  113. jrCarolinas | October 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm |

    Hi jr,

    Good to see you here :).

    Thanks for the compliments; each was/are unique in their own way.

    I miss Mimi terribly; she was a character and loved unshelled pumpkin seeds. She’s hear the bag and stand in front of me. If I didn’t give her any, she’d move a few steps closer. This was repeated until she was standing on my feet and then, of course, she got some!

    My animal hospital is full service and does treat exotics, which are defined as any critter not wild or avian; my specialist is in Boston. Glad they’re less than two miles from me and so glad they’ve put up these pet pages to share :).

    Bless your heart; you have quite a brood yourself!

  114. Air Force Brat | October 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm |

    Thanks, AFB; you’re a good egg :).

    I do what I can for the unwanteds however, I will only adopt those I can house *comfortably.* That’s important! I have a friend who, in a former life, rescued rabbits. At one time, she had 120 *in her house!* A tad excessive….

    Boo and ‘Shine would love their own digs and would love some accomplices, too! Please send pics of the construction; this is a great project. Those carpet staples have to be accounted for first, though :).

  115. Hi DABIG,

    I’ve been called a lot of things in my life but never an ‘angel’ so I thank you very much! Without going into a lot of detail, I grew up as an only child and connected with critters early and instantly. They were the siblings I never had. I’ve been a Vet Tech and did a 10 year gig with a Mass. Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary as a Wildlife Specialist; owls, eagles, hawks, fox, deer, ‘possums, skunks and my favorite guy on the planet, a Turkey Vulture named Orville were all there. 64 wild guys in all then, home to tend to my own brood.

    Life would be pretty boring without them even though, as with Pepper right now, it can be difficult and heartbreaking at times.

    I would be more than happy to give you and your little guy a hand with your future critter; just ask!!!!

  116. DABIGRAGU | October 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm |

    Here’s a decent article from ’09 about the relative mildness of H1N1 compared to seasonal flu. The way I figure it, as long as I don’t get that norovirus barfin’ bug I’m okay. Even though it’s usually 24 hours, it feels like a month!

  117. DABIGRAGU | October 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm |

    oops, here’s the article:

  118. All,

    FoCW is BACK!

    New thread started on the home page.

    Let’s go there! 🙂

  119. My heart goes out to the Libyans who fought hard for their freedom. Now they have discovered exactly what they REALLY face. Now they are going to have NO freedom,and will suffer the consequences of Shariah Law. I personally think that the fighting might just CONTINUE…….this time to rid themselves of the MB. While they are fighting they have NOTHING TO LOSE, and a hell of a lot to gain. But the US will become their enemy…..big time. In regard to saving our country I reiterate….It is time to call in the Supreme Military Commandant of Honduras.

  120. I listened to a neighborhood occupant yesterday stand there and rave about Soetoro for a straight 15 minutes. I couldn’t believe that a VETERAN could be so damn stupid. This guy thinks that Soetoro SHOULD BE POTUS for EVER. I turned away from him and walked to the rear of my house. I didn’t say a word to him………I just walked away rather than verbally engage him. All that would have done was elevate my blood pressure………which I don’t need. I already am forced to take Lisinopril to control my BP.

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