Journolist Archive Reveals Petty & Pedestrian Thinking

2010 July 22
by INC

The Daily Caller has posted a Letter from Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson on The Daily Caller’s Journolist coverage.

It makes for interesting reading.  Tucker Carlson answers attacks and states at the moment they’re not publishing all of the Journolist material (they may change their mind) because there is so much tedious nastiness and banal, pedestrian thinking.  (The internet troll modus operandi).

That’s got to leave a mark. The Lefties will be infuriated to hear that they’re considered to be boring and dull-witted gossips.

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H/T:  Hot Air

69 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 July 22 3:33 pm
    [1]
    bc3b permalink

    Who would have ever dreamed Tucker Carlson had this type of courage? Certainly not me.

    It’s going to be interesting to see: 1) where this leads; 2) how it drives hits at dailycaller.com; and 3) what Sarah Palin does with it.

  2. 2010 July 22 3:36 pm
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    I wouldn’t have thought it of Carlson either. At the end of his letter he writes:

    “Editing this series has been something of a depressing experience for me. I’ve been in journalism my entire adult life, and have often defended it against fellow conservatives who claim the news business is fundamentally corrupt. It’s harder to make that defense now. It will be easier when honest (and, yes, liberal) journalists denounce what happened on Journolist as wrong.”

    It’s good he was the one to break this. Breitbart has no illusions about the media. It was time for the blinders to come off of Tucker Carlson’s eyes.

  3. 2010 July 22 3:58 pm
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    TLS permalink

    Anyone on Journolist who claims we quoted him “out of context” can reveal the context himself.

    the best defense is usually the simple truth. I certainly didn’t think he had it in him either, but then honesty and bravery go hand in hand.

  4. 2010 July 22 4:05 pm
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    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Huzzah’s for Tucker

  5. 2010 July 22 4:19 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Calrson’s letter is splendid…and like others here I truly did not think he had it in him!! Courage and clarity show up in the oddest places, eh?

    Echoing RP above: “Huzzah!!!

  6. 2010 July 22 4:21 pm
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    justrand permalink

    p.s. I have added Carlson’s site to my daily must reads!! That the list is growing is a good sign!

  7. 2010 July 22 4:30 pm
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  8. 2010 July 22 4:32 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    That’s got to leave a mark. The Lefties will be infuriated to hear that they’re considered to be boring and dull-witted gossips. — INC

    But they are, they are! The ladies on The View have a better standing and that is saying something since Whoopi is on there.

  9. 2010 July 22 4:33 pm
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    TLS permalink

    Via drudge, Charlie Rangel charged with ethics violations. I’m sure nothing will come of it, but the timing is great.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38367462/ns/politics-capitol_hill/

  10. 2010 July 22 4:33 pm
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    I don’t watch The View and have no intentions of watching it, but from what I’ve heard, it at least is not boring.

  11. 2010 July 22 4:43 pm
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    TLS, like I said, it’s been a good week for truth.

    GLENDOWER
    Why, I can teach you, cousin, to command
    The devil.

    HOTSPUR
    And I can teach thee, coz, to shame the devil
    By telling truth: tell truth and shame the devil.
    If thou have power to raise him, bring him hither,
    And I’ll be sworn I have power to shame him hence.
    O, while you live, tell truth and shame the devil!

    Henry IV: Act 3, Scene 1

  12. 2010 July 22 4:46 pm
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    RepublicanPundit permalink

    eVERYTIME SOME LIB TRIES TO CRUCIFY Andrew Brietbart, all conservitives have to say is “have you heard of Journolist?”
    esxcus the caps.s and other errors. Mini laptop.

  13. 2010 July 22 5:02 pm
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    No problem. I have an old Microsoft ergonomic keyboard that I love. I’m in awe that people manage on regular keyboards, let alone laptops.

  14. 2010 July 22 5:15 pm
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    RepublicanPundit permalink

    I have never been able to use a laptop deyboard effectively. This from a person who could type 80 wpm on an M-28 tty machine and even faster on a regular computer kybd. I just bought the mini for my for her birthday and am trying to get used to it.

  15. 2010 July 22 5:16 pm
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    RepublicanPundit permalink

    of course, having a lame left arm does not make it easy. I am going under the knife on 13 August. Pray for me, you all, please.

  16. 2010 July 22 5:20 pm
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    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Off-topic. Ms Sherrod would be smart to sit down, shut up, take the job and go away. The longer you open your mouth the mor folks will give you the anal exam and anything you ever said or did will become headlines.

    You got your apology from all those involved plus you 15 minutes of fame. Anything more than those 15 minutes will put a target on your back for dirt.

    Back on/topic

  17. 2010 July 22 5:20 pm
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    You are one fast typist! I’m fast, but you’re in the sonic range. I’d wanted the ergo keyboard because I’ve done so much typing.

    I’ll keep you in my prayers, RP.

  18. 2010 July 22 5:21 pm
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    RP, I think she’s enjoying the limelight. I don’t know if she’ll pipe down.

  19. 2010 July 22 5:24 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    RP,

    In our prayers! May your pain be short and your PT recovery shorter still.

  20. 2010 July 22 5:30 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    #16 Prayers sent.

  21. 2010 July 22 5:31 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    My favorite keyboard is the ole IBM ‘M’ model with the clackety spring touch. 32 years and counting. They still make them by the way. A little outfit, Unicomp, out of Lexington KY owns the patents, tooling, dies, etc to the Model M. Have my eyes on a replacement with the ‘stick’ mouse with USB for Xmas. I have nearly worn the shot cast lettering off the keys of my current ‘M’.

  22. 2010 July 22 5:35 pm
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    TLS permalink

    #17 that was my thought on the other thread, as contradictions are already popping up. smart advice imho.

    prayers and best wishes to you as well 🙂

  23. 2010 July 22 5:37 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    I have a teeny keyboard with no number keys on the side. It took forever to get used to. My old keyboard was wireless and huge, with most of the letters worn off. Thank goodness I learned to type without looking years ago or I would have not been online much before I got this new one. lol Course my house would have been cleaner…..

  24. 2010 July 22 5:49 pm
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    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Thanks, everyone for your prayers.

    I also was an IBM tech on the selectric. Really good typewriter and keyboard.

    BTW, the only reason I took typing classes was all the pretty girls were there!!!

  25. 2010 July 22 5:49 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Of all the skills I learned in high school touch typing has to rank #1! If for not other reason that I have been pounding keys ever since.

    Though metal destruction with acetylene torch was my favorite class.

  26. 2010 July 22 5:51 pm
    [27]
    drdog09 permalink

    I took typing classes was all the pretty girls were there!!! — RP

    Heh. That was my excuse for taking home ec. 🙂

  27. 2010 July 22 5:53 pm
    [28]
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    IMH, the best computer keyboard was the original IBM XT. I blazed on that one.

  28. 2010 July 22 6:15 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    My Dad has one of those right hand left hand keyboards. It is awful!

  29. 2010 July 22 6:46 pm
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    Are you talking about the ergo, JM?

    Once you get used to it, it’s terrific. At first it seemed strange to use, but I quickly saw the difference in fatigue and ease of use.

  30. 2010 July 22 6:54 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    Just looked it up, and that is the one. I’ll agree to disagree with you on the terrificness of it. 😆 I hate it.

  31. 2010 July 22 6:56 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    I have this guy

  32. 2010 July 22 6:58 pm
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    Did you learn the traditional touch typing system? I did, and it’s part of the reason I love the ergo. I’ve read that people who have used touch typing for years are more susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome.

  33. 2010 July 22 6:59 pm
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    I have one older than that, RWY! I have an old beige model from I don’t know when–it might have been the first one they came out with.

  34. 2010 July 22 7:03 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    Dad has the older beige one, but the one RWY has seems better shaped. Typing with Dad’s feels like each hand is in another room they are so far apart. I am a touch typist, but the Mac keyboard is so tiny and thin that it doesn’t hurt my wrists at all like my old keyboard did.

  35. 2010 July 22 7:05 pm
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    Yeah, RWY’s looks as if the two sides are not as split.

    Of course, now my keyboard, being the oldest, doesn’t match my tower or monitor which are both black.

    It’s kind of like buying kitchen appliances–trendy colors come and go.

  36. 2010 July 22 7:08 pm
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    justrand permalink

    geez…my own daughter is trashing me for using a keyboard I no longer even have!!! I’m typing through tears…

  37. 2010 July 22 7:12 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    You got rid of it? Yay you!

  38. 2010 July 22 7:15 pm
    [40]
    justrand permalink

    I still have it, I just stopped using it. But NOW, of course…

  39. 2010 July 22 7:16 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    Watch, it will be the only thing in your will left to me.

  40. 2010 July 22 7:20 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    INC,

    The keyboard look something like this?? — http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/10keyterkey.html

    Or more this one? — http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/122keyterkey.html

  41. 2010 July 22 7:21 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Watch, it will be the only thing in your will left to me. — JM

    Won’t be your Dad’s fault. It will be the only thing Obama won’t want! 🙂

  42. 2010 July 22 7:23 pm
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    Dr. D., neither one. If you look at RWY’s link above in #35, it’s very similar.

  43. 2010 July 22 7:31 pm
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    justrand permalink

    JM…why on Earth do you think I’m saving the damn thing?

  44. 2010 July 22 7:36 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    HAHAHAHAHA

  45. 2010 July 22 7:36 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    A Republican candidate for Gov of Tenn. — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rykcxc5dIts&NR=1

  46. 2010 July 22 7:45 pm
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    I dunno, it might be worth something someday, JM. 🙂

    This is from 2 1/2 years ago.

    http://ask.metafilter.com/82219/Seeking-original-Microsoft-Natural-Keyboard-the-first-ever

    Where can I find an original Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard?

    I use the original, PS/2 model, beige color. To me, the original is the best and most natural to use….

    They’re very rare. They were, the lore goes, patent infringing, which is why subsequent ones were never as good. If you’re in Seattle, you may be able to find some at the PC Recycle near MSFT in Redmond.

    I used to have a collection, but recent moves prompted me to divest myself of them. 🙁

  47. 2010 July 22 7:46 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting piece on the rise of Christian faiths in the Mao communist paradise. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128546334

  48. 2010 July 22 8:02 pm
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    That was interesting. I’m not really up on the situation there. I have heard that those is the house churches are persecuted because they won’t gather under the government’s thumb.

  49. 2010 July 22 8:12 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    This is a note to JM. Please read — http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/copyright-trolling-for-dollars/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Index+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29. The papers are destroying themselves with this as blogging actually brings more traffic to the original site upping their numbers from a circulation perspective. You can’t print what I think of the lawyer.

    The following are their media properties —

    In Arkansas:
    Booneville Democrat
    Cabot Star Herald
    Carlisle Independent
    Charleston Express
    Farmington Post
    Fayetteville Free Weekly
    Greenwood Democrat
    Hot Springs Village Voice
    Jacksonville Patriot
    La Prensa Del Noroest de Arkansas
    Lincoln Leader
    Lonoke Democrat
    Maumelle Monitor
    Morning News of Northwest Arkansas
    North Little Rock Times
    Paris Express
    Pine Bluff Commercial
    Prairie Grove Enterprise
    Press Argus Courier
    Saline County Voice
    Sherwood Voice
    Southwest Times Record
    Van Buren Alma Journal
    Van Buren County Democrat

    In Hawaii:
    Hawaii Tribune Herald
    North Hawaii News
    West Hawaii Today

    In Missouri:
    McDonald County Press

    In Nevada:
    Ely Times
    Eureka Sentinel
    Las Vegas CityLife (AAN affiliate)
    Las Vegas Review-Journal
    Pahrump Valley Times

    In North Carolina:
    Asheboro Courier Tribune

    In Oklahoma:
    Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise
    Pawhuska Journal Capital

    In Tennessee:
    Columbia Daily Herald

    In Texas:
    Sherman Herald Democrat
    Van Alstyne Leader

    In Washington:
    Aberdeen Daily World
    Montesano Vidette

  50. 2010 July 22 8:19 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    Going back to the Sherrod case, Rep. Steve King believes she should be investigated for her complicity in the Pigford Farms class action suit against the USDA.

    Pigford Farms was a suit brought on behalf of black farmers and wannabe black farmers, and resulted in a $1.15 billion award for injustices. Sherrod’s personal company New Communities received $13 million, and in addition, she and her husband received $150k each for damages. Shortly thereafter, she was hired by Vilsack and put in the GA job. Shakedown is the operative word, so why would the USDA hire the woman?

    The Obama Administration, not believing there was enough of an award, upped the ante by $1.25 billion, and the new cash will be distributed to new wannabe farmers, as well as those who had already received awards.

    Spreading the wealth around for a little more Hope and Change

  51. 2010 July 22 8:31 pm
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    justrand permalink

    mullet…this is starting to stink like a pig-sty in mid-August!

    Sherrod is NOT, apparently, all that she seems. Keep talkin’ honey.

  52. 2010 July 22 8:33 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    #54 First off, that guy is a dirtbag. You are right, the less these folks get linked to, the less traffic they receive. Most bloggers are not copying the entire article, rather, they snip portions and provide a link back to the original author for context and/or hat tips. Dunno that each and every word of every article is copyrighted- but I can look into that. From what I found, so long as you only snip it is ok. This is why I will sometimes prune comments as well if I see that they are copied in entirety. I am as honest as possible with it. This guy assumes bloggers are out to make mega cash discussing articles they find. Most are like Dad and I who do this for information discussion, not millionaire status, so if he wants to sue us because we zigged when we should have zagged? All I can say is, no one should link to those sites anyway, and if the blogging community gets behind this, their traffic will decline and they probably will have to sue just to stay in the black. It reminds me of the raise taxes to get America back on track philosophy. What happens when you raise taxes too high? Same principle, smaller scale.

  53. 2010 July 22 8:45 pm
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    JBoz permalink

    We certainly live in a fascinating time. Institutions that are out of integrity seem to be unravelling before our very eyes…media, NAACP, financial institutions, businesses, governments and ideologies. Meanwhile, institutions standing in truth are standing tall. The reason behind the unravelling of those out of integrity, and why all at once is a more perplexing question as there has always been corruption…so why the cascade and why now? Could be a higher power, or the awesome revealing power and the democratization of knowledge brought to us via the Internet…but whatever the cause of this phenomenon, it’s truly fascinating to bear witness to.

    Boz

  54. 2010 July 22 8:54 pm
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    janzam permalink

    I think this whole journolist event has been a turning point in Tucker Carlson’s life. It showed such a blatant disregard for honest journalism, let alone whatever integrity is supposed to be involved in this trade, that Carlson will be a different kind of newswatcher from this point onward.

    Like INC said, in an earlier thread, this scandal has vindicated bc’s threads and comments regarding how dishonest the MSM really is.

    What scumbags these people really are in the dark recesses of their minds!

  55. 2010 July 22 8:56 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    This guy assumes bloggers are out to make mega cash discussing articles they find. Most are like Dad and I who do this for information discussion, not millionaire status, so if he wants to sue us because we zigged when we should have zagged? — JM

    JM, I hear ya, but if he is working like a patent troll then he is settling for court costs + paralegal for 1 hour + $500. He’s working the volume angle, see what sticks, then who is willing to fold for a couple of thousand.

  56. 2010 July 22 8:57 pm
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    Dr. D., #54, the guy is quite a jerk, isn’t he? He’s not at all interested in truly making sure that people’s intellectual property is respected and that they’re cited and not plagiarized. He’s only doing it for the money.

  57. 2010 July 22 8:59 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    Smarmy is the word that come to mind.

  58. 2010 July 22 9:00 pm
    [60]
    JustMary permalink

    Other words come to mind too……

  59. 2010 July 22 9:06 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    The reason behind the unravelling of those out of integrity, and why all at once is a more perplexing question as there has always been corruption…so why the cascade and why now? — JBoz

    I would love to believe the Higher Power Theory but I don’t in this case, and God if I am wrong Thanks! The organizations that were vertically integrated in manafacture or organization cannot compete in a flattened world where information flows obsolete products and ideas months after they come out. So organizations like GM, NAACP and dare I say it, the GOP cannot operate swiftly enough. Its because their vertical rigidity prevents them from assimilating new information in a fast enough order. It is ultimately why ObamaCare will also collapse. Vertical organizations cannot operate in or against OODA loop driven entities. (Hint — Tea Party.)

    The idea of the bureaucrats or middle manager having perfect insight to the totality of the information flow is false. That is why market driven approaches work. That one out of a thousand combo that is ‘right’ flourishes and the balance disappear.

    Besides the NAACP has drunk way too much of its own KoolAid of late.

  60. 2010 July 22 9:11 pm
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    TLS permalink

    Could be a higher power, or the awesome revealing power and the democratization of knowledge brought to us via the Internet…but whatever the cause of this phenomenon, it’s truly fascinating to bear witness to.

    JBoz, interesting indeed. I think I’ll hold my opinion of the cause until the final outcome. A blurp in the trend, I think the internet…fall of the entire corrupt structure of deceat, higher power.

  61. 2010 July 22 9:13 pm
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    TLS permalink

    deceat = deceit uughhh.

  62. 2010 July 22 9:14 pm
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    Dr. D., you need to know that some of my prayers (and I’m sure I’m not the only one) have been for the truth and reality to be revealed about what’s going on in government and politics.

    BTW, did you also know that a House committee has finally charged Rangel with ethics violations?

  63. 2010 July 22 9:14 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    He’s only doing it for the money. — INC.

    That describes most lawyers. Heh. But I agree with your point.

    The thing that would break this guy would be change of venue. Force his team to fight in the local courts, running fees on his own clock., etc. Make him appear at the scene of the crime to make his claim, not the comfort of Las Vegas.

    Another words make in unprofitable to pursue these claims. I would also apply the PA bar defense. Most pubs in PA have two companies. The one that runs the bar, and a holding company. The front company running the bar has sufficient cash to meet weekly payroll and that is it. All other revenues are passed to the holding company nightly. Sue’m? Sure thing bub. Here’s my assets — one lease, a beer contract and a week of tips and salaries for the help. Have at it if you like.

    What a world….

  64. 2010 July 22 9:24 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    INC, I pray every night he is watching over all the patriots to this country.

    Joshua 1:7 “Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.

    Rangel being charged, yes. But I question the timing. To me it just looks like Nancy is faking throwing Rangel under the bus. If she survives, the expect the charges to fade away come April of next year.

  65. 2010 July 22 9:25 pm
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    That does describes most lawyers–but some are on steroids!

    Good prayer.

    As for Rangel, well, I don’t think Nancy is going to survive. It’s going to be the R’s or Steny with the gavel I think.

  66. 2010 July 22 9:31 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    INC, I hope you are right about Nancy being placed in the minority. Oh please, please, please!

  67. 2010 July 22 9:36 pm
    [69]

    Well, you never know. But Nancy’s the one who should be worried about the House, not us.

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