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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 1:30:43 PM PDT · 285 of 321
    Fishtalk to MagUSNRET

    Heh.

    I am NOT getting a tattoo on my boob. Nobody would see it!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 1:29:58 PM PDT · 284 of 321
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!
    I personally think those government employees and elected officials who knowingly violate the law should be the first thrown out of the country!

    BINGO! They are the ones who knowingly violated the law. I'd take my ire and resentment out on them, not Beelow and his little boy who just took the offer Delaware's chicken industry offered them.

    Now they want to make Wilmington a sanctuary city and what right do these people have to boom, just make big places open to illegal immigrants with absolutely no input from the citizenry?

    And Beelow is not my "friend".....but he's a decent person, works hard, and deserves to be here more than, say, Governor Markell, who knowingly let these people in without us people having a single say in it.

    Finally....there is this problem of the anchor babies. Beelow does have a little boy who was born here. I have no idea what the rule is but it's not that child's fault he was born in America. Whatever the case, it's yet another thing to be dealt with.

    Lookit, these issues have to be resolved and frankly I think we can do it.

    But condemning a bunch of people who are not criminals in the truest sense of the word is not the way to go.

    Again, I don't have all the answers, like some people on this board, even if they are my cousin.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 1:22:37 PM PDT · 281 of 321
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Ahem, as to the tattoo.....

    ....I want it somewhere where everyone can see it. I was thinking the bottom of my calf. I wear sandals and open-toes shoes a lot and a pretty rose twining around my calf would be very pretty, I argue.

    Or perhaps my arm, the back of my hand, maybe I will have a rose tattoo put on one of my fingers.

    I am not trying to be “hot”, goodness I am way too old for that. But I do think it will be pretty on me. I do have nice leg calves even if on the inside my legs are all clogged up.

    Also, I am not going to be applying for a job soon that someone might hold tattoos against me.

    I’m learning on the calf of my leg, down on the ankle, a rose twining around my ankle.

    And I’m certain it will be pretty and I will make sure it is classy.

    But I will not be HOT, though it’s a nice thought.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 12:29:05 PM PDT · 277 of 321
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    Heh. You don’t think watering down immigration law, which I know Obama has done, is a tacit invitation to come on in?

    Lookit, this is why we need to build a wall first. Cause when you tell people they must keep out then leave the door wide open, they do by your actions and not by mere words.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 12:26:29 PM PDT · 276 of 321
    Fishtalk to kabar

    Aw come on. In no way is this the same thing as blaming a woman for rape for the way she is dressed.

    And yes, Michael, sanctuary cities is an invitation....I know you don’t like it that a bunch of dopey libs did this. But don’t pee upon my feet and tell me it’s raining.

    The fact that America has openly created, enforces and acknowledges that there are cities in this country that are “sanctuaries”, it is an invitation.

    There is no comparison to the rape thing. You’re getting desperate and losing control.

    No Ecuador doesn’t allow people in illegally without following the rules.

    But then Ecuador does not have, and openly advertise, SANCTUARY CITIES.

    I am done with this debate, I stated my piece.

    And no, I don’t think there should be sanctuary cities for God’s sake. There’s a big argument here in Delaware to make Wilmington a sanctuary city.

    And right now, in Ecuador, their legislature is arguing about creating their own sanctuary cities....NO WAIT!

    We “invited” those people here and no, we shouldn’t have.

    But we did. Now we must figure out how to humanely handle the problem.

    I am done.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 11:39:46 AM PDT · 269 of 321
    Fishtalk to kabar

    Laugh all you want, cousin Mike.

    But let me say it again.

    SANCTUARY CITIES.

    That kind of thing sends a message, however implied.

    You might be a McLaughlin but sometimes you lose the argument. Better to another McLaughlin.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 8:36:35 AM PDT · 203 of 321
    Fishtalk to phoneman08

    Nice.

    That “Case by case “ basis is daunting but it might well have to be the answer. Like you said, many of these people came because they agreed to the “wink-nod” we sent them. Beelow didn’t come over here thinking he was a lawbreaker. He was invited, somehow and some way. Well sanctuary cities, well hey, THERE’S a clue. The illegal immigrants did not invent sanctuary cities.

    Even as case-by-case, this is America, we got the Internet and modern technology. WE CAN DO THIS!

    The longest trip in the world begins with one step.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 8:30:07 AM PDT · 194 of 321
    Fishtalk to patriotspride

    I think this was all part of the plan.

    We got a former President for sale. We got a current Secretary of State.

    We raise funds from all the Muslims and we elect more Democrats. We take over not only Europe but America!

    They said it couldn’t be done!

    All we got to do is take advantage of their good hearts. Americans don’t want to hurt any feelings so we create all kinds of hurt feelings. In between these hurt feelings we put in really bad stuff but we will silence them with political correctness.

    And if you think that’ a laugh....we use their good hearts and start wars all over the Mideast. We create a slew of refugees and the good-hearted Americans welcome them with open arms.

    The Clintons don’t care. The Obamas don’t care.

    You want to know a solution? Though I am hesitant. They are coming after us.

    I recall at the beginning of the Obama term the Tea Party was arranging mass marches on DC and various points.

    They won in that they made us feel like racists protesting against the first black president and second the media ignored what should have been a world wide story...

    AMERICANS MARCH EN MASSE IN D.C. AGAINST CURRENT U.S. POLICY!!

    Well, NOW is the time we need to do the same thing. The Tea Party was damn good at it, arranging, cleaning up.

    We need to do it now.....AND we need a leader. As I recall before it was Glen Beck, no?

    Yeah, that guy became a nut but point was with someone “suggesting” and a bunch of someones making it happen....also Michelle Bachman got involved in this.

    NOW we have reasons we can point to for our national protest. We got Obamacare failing. We got the Clinton Foundation selling us all to the Muslims. We got our own ISIS being formed by Black Lives Matter.

    Have people carrying pics and signs of George Soros, yeah serious....show them who’s doing this. Have lots of clever sayings.....we are smarter than them.

    But I dream and it’s almost time for lunch.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 7:38:36 AM PDT · 155 of 321
    Fishtalk to bray

    OMG I did forget to mention that factoid.

    DO not tell us about a wall and after getting elected, NOT DO IT!

    Absolutely.

    Not one illegal gets citizenship in any fashion, not a single one, until a decent wall is built and our borders are properly patrolled.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 7:35:59 AM PDT · 147 of 321
    Fishtalk to bray

    So you agree with me that Hillary’s somewhat hysterical “racist” speech was an appeal to those that vote liberal for free cell phones?

    Because so far as I recall, not a single Republican ever said to America’s blacks....”WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE?” by NOT voting Democrat.

    I do think it scared the hell out of Hillary.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 7:26:49 AM PDT · 133 of 321
    Fishtalk to chiller

    Thanks for a smaller summary of the issue.

    I agree with you about Trump. This is a huge problem and I do think congress will have to deal with it.

    No way should our country have open borders and no way should people just waltz in here and do what the want. Every politico ever elected since Regan’s big amnesty is at fault for allowing this to happen.

    The Republicans once upon a time had control of congress. THEY could have done something.

    As for the Beelow types, lookit it’s easy to cross arms and be big and mean but I can see a sight byte of cutie pie Jaden as Beelow drags him into a car to go back to Ecuador. Liberals love sight and sound bytes and this is exactly what they’ll do.

    I don’t have the answers and it seems like Donald Trump doesn’t either. BUT WE GOT TO DO SOMETHING.

    And there I think Trump is best suited to deal wth the problem, communicate with we, the little people, and somehow get it done.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 7:06:17 AM PDT · 105 of 321
    Fishtalk to Bushbacker1

    I did mean HUMANE.

    Thank you.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 7:04:22 AM PDT · 104 of 321
    Fishtalk to All

    Before I forget I got to get this in.

    Listened to Rush the other day and I disagree with him about the reason for Hillary’s very stupid speech about racism and KKK endorsements.

    First, I listened to that speech and could not believe my ears. I am so very sick of hearing about racism cause it’s all bullshit. People in this country do not care about the color of skin; they care about character, personality, commonality. Anybody ever hired someone, you know you jump at the chance for a good candidate, no matter how much pigment they have in their skin.

    It’s old, tiresome and we all know what they’re doing.

    So Rush asserted that Hillary was offering the GOP elite something to eject Trump with. They can now go out and shout that Dukes endorsed Trump, that Trump is considered a racist....also the Breitbart headlines....a really silly, childish speech.

    I disagree with Rush.

    Hillary gave that speech out of fear that the black people in this country will listen to Trump and maybe get a clue.

    CAN’T HAVE THAT!!!!

    So Hillary comes out with this speech throwing stupid quotes and commentary at Trump and his alleged racism.

    Come on people, Trump would hire a black person in a minute if they do the job.

    Oh, and then there was that absurd comment about Trump refusing black renters....nonsense.

    I worked for many years for a property management firm. Black people will always file a complaint should they get evicted for non-payment of rent. “It’s because I am black.”

    But women do the same thing, foreigners. Anybody hitting the sidewalks for rent non-payment will automatically claim some kind of discrimination.

    but Hillary uses this as if it all were TRUE and only Trump threw out non-payers.

    I think she gave that speech real quick because Trump is the first Republican to ask “WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE?” to Hillary’s voters.

    THAT’S why she gave that absurd speech.

    although I duhnno, Jeb or Kasich might use it to throw trump out that they may step up to get what is rightfully theirs.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 6:37:18 AM PDT · 66 of 321
    Fishtalk to kabar

    howdy cousin Mike.

    I did not know that he was converting to Islam.

    THIS is a perfect example of how the media does NOT do its job. His conversion to Islam is quite a significant fact, no?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 6:17:24 AM PDT · 40 of 321
    Fishtalk to bray

    So on Meet the Press, now on cause Olympics are done....Reince Priebus is attempting to describe Trump’s immigration policy.

    Priebus says Trump is going to be “human”, a word I translate as, possibly but I whisper, some form of amnesty.

    So okay I been thinking about this. Last week I told the story of Beelow-guy who does my lawn from Ecuador, and his cute son Jaden or some such.

    Now Beelow is an illegal, not sure how this son works out.

    Once we get somebody elected who doesn’t think that never putting up a fence or vetting those who come into the country is how a country should be run, we are going to have to deal with the Beelows and Jadens of the country.

    I am not convinced that sending Beelow and Jaden back to Ecuador solves anything. On the other hand, before screaming at me.....there’s got to be a way,.

    How about this.....selective amnesty? Now in Beelows case he has a child born here in America so I don’t know how that works. But let us suppose that the new rule is round up EVERYBODY illegally here and send them home.

    America would lose a good worker and law-abiding human in the form of Beelow. Not sure they could send his son away as he was born here in this country. And don’t tell me it was part of Beelow’s plan, this anchor baby thing. It probably was but nonetheless little Jaden was born in America through no fault of his own. Not sure deporting him is the fair thing. Then we get back to the argument about parents of anchor babies and so okay, it’s confusing.

    Do NOT forget that WE allowed these people entry to our country, almost with open arms. Yes we should make it right but I am not sure that deporting Beelow, his wife probably and his American-born son is the way to go.

    On the other hand, the Beelows of America need to know that they need to come forward, apply for citizenship, have no criminal activity on their record, then do whatever is decided to get legal citizenship, without deporting them.

    anybody thinks we’re going to deport eleven million people, I got a bridge to sell.

    BUT....but, but, but....if the Beelows of the world do not stand up and do what is required, ie come out of the shadow, apply for citizenship, pay taxes on their salary....THEN THEY ARE DEPORTED, along with their anchor babies, no questions, no doubts.

    In other words, okay we did the stupid and let you in. But you’re either going to do it my way or take the highway.

    I think Trump is struggling with this dilemma but guys, I think he has the answer.

    Because there IS an answer.

    More on this later.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 5:58:12 AM PDT · 24 of 321
    Fishtalk to Lakeside Granny

    I am on the fence about the tattoo. But I am tempted.

    How about that loser of a football player refusing to stand for the National Anthem? And that goofball of an Olympian although I know there were questions about his story.

    Point being is these athletes are so full of themselves maybe it’s time we stopped watching them. That guy for the 49’ers is a millionaire and he flips America the bird?

    Somebody gave him money to make that scene, probably a George Soros group. If we had people on our side up there in congress this sort of thing would be publicly excoriated.

    We got one guy, George Soros, determined to destroy this country. With a little help from the Obamas and Clintons they are doing a fine job and from the Republicans we hear nothing.

    Until we get a Republican running who isn’t benefitting from these do-nothings. Then they’re all over the place forming neverTrump groups.

    CAUSE WHEN IT’S A REPUBLICAN BEING DEMONIZED THE GOP ELITE GOT FISTS AND NERVE AND IRE.

    Otherwise they are timid and quiet.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 August 2016

    08/28/2016 5:14:33 AM PDT · 10 of 321
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, All,

    As always, thank you AB for doing this post every Sunday, so reliably. Thank you Bray for weekly wisdom, thank you yon commenters for fleshing out the Sunday political talk shows.

    And Jeff C., I got your Freepmail and will answer. Forgot about it but will respond now that it’s on my todo list.

    Went to church with Diane Feinstein yesterday. Hadn’t been going with her because it’s summer and we have no choir. So church attendance not dictated by choir schedule is self-select and we don’t always choose the same service.

    Diane Feinstein looks like me and when we sit together, heh….we confuse everybody. We both sing, pretty loudly, and we look alike. Other parishioners will turn around and ask, first if we are in the choir, and second, are we sisters.

    So I been doing a little improving of my looks and I’m starting to look pretty good. Diane Feinstein, who looks like me (and so does the REAL one though she is much older) really noticed.

    First I got my fingernails done and do so every two weeks cause I got tired of looking at stubby chipped nails with dirt embedded beneath. Also my toe nails and no it’s not free. But when my daughter, who crushed me emotionally, lived near me my whole life was spent dealing with her, paying for her. Such as finger and toe nails fell by the wayside that I pay for her cable and electric and groceries.

    Of course with the fine, fine fingernails I had to get some rings, no? Some costume things, filigree, that kind of thing. One on ring finger, one on thumb, one of other hand index finger and one on pinkie. Don’t want to look like a hippie but want to look sophisticated.

    Also been going to gym and starting to slim down. Also finally, after 66 years, found the perfect shade of lipstick for me. VERY VERY dark red, do not say NO, it looks terrific on me.

    Next, THE TATTOO! Just a rose, smallish, on my neck or bottom of my leg.

    Diane Feinstein was quite impressed but she could do the same thing. I tried to talk her into going to the gym with me but she acted like I was asking her to join me in hell.

    Anyway, went to Cardio guy last week and I need 85 stents in my left leg and about ten in my right. Of course I exaggerate. But I do need ten in my left leg, man it’s amazing I been able to walk. And only then I been able because….well I keep walking.

    So cardio doc, who replaced the guy from Pakistan who I could never understand, told me he recommends I have the stents then gives me big show how it’s done. And I understood every word. One should never have a doctor one can’t understand. One should especially never have a HEART doctor they don’t understand and yeah, I think the prior guy might be a Muslim, which I wasn’t comfortable with, so call me a racist. We all are.

    It’s been over eight years since my heart bypass and I been struggling with these legs. So I figure, once cardio guy I can understand said to get the stents, which he was very cavalier about by the way….well I’ll think about it being that I already waited eight years for the doctor I could not understand.

    “You have to do it in the next 30 days,” he tells me. Or else the insurance will make go through the CT again, appointment with him, yada, yada.

    Go to hell.

    There I was thinking I’d go in the hospital maybe next summer and dear Lord I got to do in 30 days?

    So within the next two to three weeks I shall be going in hospital. Cardio guys says I would stay one night, tops. Got niece coming to stay at my house with dogs. Do not have daughter who would be jealous of my blockages for the sympathy she so desperately craves should be denied her.

    Anyway, Hillary and that Clinton foundation. Nobody up there on capital hill knew this woman was selling our country to the highest bidder? McCain, McConnell, et al….had NO clue about this? Or did they let it go on because they didn’t want to fight the battle?

    Carry on people. Enlighten me.

  • Ben Stein: Hillary Not Well, Looks Like My Mother Who Took Drugs For Lupus

    08/24/2016 3:12:14 PM PDT · 33 of 57
    Fishtalk to eyeamok

    ;)

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 1:33:04 PM PDT · 280 of 286
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    AND....I get my nails done every week and every single worker is guess? VIETNAMESE!

    My young life was dominated, dictated and dizzy due to Vietnam and my young husband who wanted to move to Canada rather than go fight.

    Yes....Delaware is a welcome mat for illegal immigrants and no, I do not like it.

    But again, those Vietnamese work their butts off. They get down on their knees and scrub peoples’ feet. They never stop, constantly working....well I don’t know what my point is.

    I do live right between two chicken plants, owned by the Chinese might add. My own wonderful and hard working daughter worked there for exactly three days. She made ten bucks an hour but quit because the place smelled like chicken shit.

    Why should she work for ten measly bucks an hour when she gets free money from the gubmint for being, heh, “disabled”?

    This immigration thing is bigger and requires more thought than knee-jerk phrases that need more qualification.

    Again, I don’t have the answers. But if I were hiring people I’d choose Beelow and his cute son and those Vietnamese people who laughed with me as we watched the Olympics (when they explained that they were NOT Chinese, heh) than my lazy American daughter.

    But I’d make them be legal and I’d sit down with a bunch of people, INCLUDING THE PUBLIC LIKE ME, and come up with some answers.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 11:52:24 AM PDT · 265 of 286
    Fishtalk to DanZ

    This thing about Colin Powell was, to no one’s surprise, deliberately an attempt to pass the blame on Hillary’s part.

    Colin Powell was Secstate in 2004, a time when email was kind of new and such as email servers in the bathroom linen closet was unheard of.

    Obviously Powell never confided to Clinton that she should set up her own server, goodness the man would never have heard of such a thing.

    So Powell got thrown under the bus. Although it couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.

    Heh.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 11:48:00 AM PDT · 264 of 286
    Fishtalk to kabar

    I am going to step back for a moment and re-phrase this argument.

    Of course there are Americans who will do any kind job. My statement that an American won’t mow my lawn is incorrect.

    Although, ahem, I simply cannot get an American to do my lawn because, well I don’t have the luxury of picking my lawn up and taking it all around, shop it so to speak. And yeah, I would gladly pay more money than I pay Beelow to do my lawn, if not for any reason that I hate doing business when we can’t fully understand each other.

    But.....butbutbut....it all depends for what amount of money would Americans want for doing any job and what employer is willing to pay it. Indeed, to say that there are jobs Americans won’t do is wrong. But to spout statistics of Americans doing all sorts of jobs leaves out that bit about for how much?

    At this point the answer becomes complicated, I assert. But in no manner is it so simple to just say Americans won’t do a job, nor mention that Americans doing a job has a caveat of a stated amount before accepting.

    I don’t have the answers but I know it’s a problem. And as with everything, the gubmint is not the solution. These are not the people to be deciding wages. As for immigration, there should be a logical and fair and DOCUMENTED system to allow immigrants in. Right now it’s like if you can sneak in then you are a citizen.

    Of course this is not how you run a country.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 8:43:53 AM PDT · 207 of 286
    Fishtalk to kabar

    Lost a McLaughlin last week.

    BYE. BYE

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 8:09:04 AM PDT · 173 of 286
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    Speaking of Colin Powell....did y’all hear that Hillary told the FBI that Powell suggested her own personal email server.

    Threw him right under the bus.

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.

    Because for the right price, Powell will say what you want.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 8:06:55 AM PDT · 170 of 286
    Fishtalk to Jack Black

    Speaking of CNN’s Late Edition, John Edwards, DEMOCRAT, is on.

    First, you really have not seen much of this guy for a man whose state is almost entirely under water.

    Seems this fine, fine man had some criticism of Donald Trump’s visit to Louisiana. Well he’s a Democrat so go figure.

    His response was he was NOT critical of Trump’s visit as Rudy said in a public statement.

    The Governor says, heh, that HE asked the President to wait till next week.

    Liar, liar.

    Right before this he said that Trump did bring attention, badly needed, to Louisiana’s plight.

    But he asked the PRESIDENT to wait to next week.

    This is a guy who was told what to say, it’s just so obvious.

    They all lie don’t they?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 7:46:15 AM PDT · 147 of 286
    Fishtalk to ROCKLOBSTER

    You are NOT a moron, RL.

    Such commentary brings so much to the debate, you know?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 7:44:34 AM PDT · 144 of 286
    Fishtalk to Seattle Conservative

    This Baptist Pastor....well I dunno, maybe I encouraged him by my ire at the Pope.

    Which has nothing to do with nothing.

    But he did rave about these statues and priests which know nothing for lack of marriage and how no one should be baptized before age 21.

    Or something.\

    The Catholic church has changed a lot of things over the years and while it was happening I might have griped but first, getting rid of the Latin mass was a good idea. And yeah you don’t find so many statues of saints all around the altar any more. Communion is now given out by euchristic envoys, a much better system.

    Now I hear they’re considering female Deacons.

    Well I just don’t know.....

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 7:40:29 AM PDT · 141 of 286
    Fishtalk to All

    Watching Late Edition with Kellyanne.

    Asked about Trump’s tax returns.

    So I must go on a rant.

    First, if I were Trump I would not show my tax returns; this is nobody’s business and as you all know, there is no rule that candidates have to show their tax returns.

    Romney showed his tax returns and lie-burger Harry Reid poked fun at the fact that Romney was in a low tax rate. Romney did absolutely nothing wrong except pay as few taxes as he could and of course Harry Reid would pay more taxes such a good guy is he. Harry Reid voluntarily sends in money to the gubmint, good guy that he is.

    Further, I’d argue that releasing these tax returns is something few people worry about save the opposition. Voters aren’t much interested in Trump’s tax returns, goodness. I cared less about Romney’s too. This stupid tradition is for the enemy to find smething and do the nanny-nanny-boo-boo.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 7:12:25 AM PDT · 124 of 286
    Fishtalk to bray

    You’re kidding me?

    Mormons don’t believe Christ is the Son of God?

    Wow. Like Romney’s religion?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 6:50:48 AM PDT · 101 of 286
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Funny but I do have an immigration story, now that you ask.

    My lawn people are from Ecuador, as are many illegals here in chicken industry Delaware. His name is Beelow.....at least that’s how he pronounces.

    He works all day then does lawns after work. I send him text messages because he does not speak English all that well. I happen to know he’s illegal because he has no driver’s license although Delaware is doing that illegal thing where they give the illegals “identification” licenses.

    Whatever.

    Yeah, I hired an American to do my yard but HE hired Mexicans to do the work, bah humbug.

    I like Beelow, he does a wonderful job, he mows, he uses an edger to go around the gardens, trees an objects, and uses a leaf blower to clean all around, including deck, driveway and front porch. Please don’t forget I got that horrid daughter’s lawn to upkeep as she is living, proudly, IN
    A HOMELESS SHELTER, I am so proud of her. Still awaiting the family court to overturn their nonsense but I paid for it no mind that daughter-turd of mine wrecked it, stripped it of appliances, painted gruesome pictures on the walls. The family court shall “protect” her from the likes of me.

    So the other day Beelow brings his son. Little tyke, four or five years old. I see this little guy pushing a lawn mower from daughter’s house to mine.

    So Beelow does all this work and meanwhile his little kid is being real good, playing in the driveway. So I go out and ask him to help me roll the trashcan up the driveway. There is a handle on the front of this thing so I am, technically, pulling it while Jodie....Beelow tells me son’s name, thinks he’s really pushing it.

    After all done I call Jodie over and give him a five dollar bill. He was so happy though Beelow rolled his eyes but nudged son to thank me.

    And so I ponder. How would a hard-working Beelow get to America if things were right and he could get in without sneaking in? Because I think Beelow and Jonah would be terrific American citizens if they could get a chance.

    Anyway, do not answer this.....I know it’s complicated. I tell this story because this is how us Americans get buffaloed. We got hard-working and sweet Beelow mowing our lawns because no Americans will do it. And cute little Jodie looks like he’ll grow up to be a hard worker.

    Obviously I don’t have the answers. What I DO know is that the system we have now does not work.

    Unless you generously contributed to the Clinton foundation.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 6:35:48 AM PDT · 88 of 286
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Well actually AB, your words are exactly how I think.

    At first, I dunno, the Pastor was being nice, at the behest of my friend.

    But yeah....he seems to have an animosity to the church and no matter that a lot of it is ceremony, the Catholic church is still a CHRISTIAN church and despite what Pastor Munro says....WE DO READ FROM THE BIBLE!

    Protestants seem to think that Catholics never read the bible.

    I suspect that this Pastor wants to convert me but again, come on, I am only one person, and hardly rich. There is the music thing and this whole story began with the big Baptist vs. Catholic music war and yeah, you should smile, Father Tom jumped in the fray and assured me that St. Jude’s too would have songbooks in all the pews and....

    Heh. Well go to hell.

    In the end it is my decision and you’re so right, to my complete confusion.....aren’t they all Christian? Don’t they teach to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior?

    Meanwhile I shall go to the Baptist services with beautiful granddaughter and keep to my beloved Catholicism for my own worship.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 6:20:48 AM PDT · 75 of 286
    Fishtalk to pugmama

    Cutest little leader she was, mid-20’s, lithe and full of energy.

    The first time I had to stop as the blood in my left leg decides....NOPE, gotta send the blood to the heart, more important right now. Thus my leg muscles scream in agony. Might be getting a stent for this soon but for now it is what it is.

    But I stayed and every once in a while I joined in. Those few times I did okay and a couple of times I even followed the Zumba steps correctly.

    One lady in the group, I am not making this up, at the end of the session, came over and joined my lament to another attendee that this might not be for me. She was a black lady, not that this matters but she could Zumba and looked good.

    “I was watching you out of the corner of my eye,” she said, playfully swatting me with a towel. “I see you got what it takes.”

    Well this did kind of make my day as I imagine myself as a bit of a dancer and I believe she was telling the truth, God bless.

    I am going to try them all, the Pilates, Yoga, and, of course, more Zumba.

    Cause they begged me to come back.

    Heh.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 6:08:42 AM PDT · 64 of 286
    Fishtalk to Lakeside Granny

    Interesting question.

    I can’t say how I got involved with the Baptists and Father Tom was part of all this and you got to know God has a plan for me with all this weird stuff.

    The Baptist minister got to know me from my attendance at a couple of events sponsored by this church, mostly I went with a friend of mine, a member of this church. Her boyfriend, heh, is a bigwig radio talk show host, and is a Catholic member of MY church.

    Anyway, once all this stuff broke my friend asked her Pastor to meet with me, I guess to offer me solace....I dunno. And then there’s the Father Tom thing, for which I already wrote a book but do not think anything bad or untoward happened.

    It didn’t.

    But I ended up at this Baptist church with Pastor Munro, a delightful man who did introduce me to the scriptures and endured my complaints about the Pope.

    Also, as an aside but important, my beautiful granddaughter loves the Baptist church, her other grandmother is a Baptist, and at one point both of her parents were baptized in that church. So I promised Kaitlyn that I would attend a service at the Baptist church with her.

    Thus I met with the Baptist Pastor at the urging of my friend and I had the ulterior motive of scoping it out for my granddaughter.

    So I went to two meetings with the Baptist pastor and upon return from Massachusetts I sent him an email thanking him and telling him that in due course I would attend a service at his church, with my granddaughter, as was my plan.

    But I’d given I a lot of thought. So okay Peter had a wife and kids, I did not know this. I just can’t stop going to services at my Catholic church and the Baptist pastor did ask me why.

    Now after that email, the Baptist guy responded by asking me to stop by one more time but I made up my mind it would be the last.

    It’s obvious he wants me to convert. So okay, it’s normal for a Pastor to want to convert people to their faith. But I told him, no, I would come to a Baptist service with my granddaughter but for now I would continue with my Catholic services.

    That’s when the Pastor got a little....I dunno, annoyed would be the word. Only slightly but I realized that for some reason I could not fathom, this guy really wanted me to become a Baptist. Why? Lord I am only one person, this pastor already having met with me three times and before I left he said he wanted to see me one more time.

    Why? What the hell do I bring to the table?

    This is when he asked me what I get from attending mass. I said I need to get on my knees but he told me I could get on my knees at home. Then he asked if I really thought that little wafer was really the body of Jesus.....and I answered truthfully, that I did.

    Whatever, whatever.

    I WILL attend the Baptist service with my granddaughter and it is really a lovely, lovely church with a great music department.

    But I will not walk away from my Catholic church and that’s just that.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 5:50:43 AM PDT · 43 of 286
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    I am thinking about my own trainer for a while.

    I remember you saying last week you joined a gym. Please take care of that head. I am already worried about the priest, now I got to worry about you?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 5:49:08 AM PDT · 40 of 286
    Fishtalk to Cboldt

    You’re right.

    I heard some pundits yesterday dismissing this Clinton foundation thing. “Come on. Asking for help meeting someone, this goes on all the time,” one Dem pundit pooh-poohed the concern of others over this thin bribery.

    The discussion went on like that and I wanted to scream. “Oh it’s just business as usual”, “favors are exchanged all the time”.

    I wanted to scream. If it doesn’t matter WHY HAVE LAWS AGAINST IT? Why should Hillary stop all Clinton foundation business after being President? But it was okay for her to accept foreign money for million dollar speeches as if this were normal.

    It’s how the Clintons do. They come up with some boilerplate reasoning and the media runs with it.

    Like you said, sad but true, it is in a way, marvelous, the way they spin.

    I say if they get away with it then the ones accepting their silly reasoning, are NOT the fittest who would survive.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 5:29:19 AM PDT · 27 of 286
    Fishtalk to dp0622

    Speaking of Newt.....he said something during a recent interview that left me smiling.

    It was, to the effect, “No way will Hillary win this election. The America people simply will not vote for a person so very full of flaws. Donald Trump will win this thing, maybe not by a landslide, but decidedly.”

    Hey....and Newt said we could hold him to that.

    Anybody remember Dick Morris? He predicted that Romney would win by a landslide.

    Morris now writes for the National Enquirer.

    I thought it took courage for Newt to say that.

    And I WILL hold him to it.

    For Gingrich too might someday be writing for the National Enquirer.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 5:13:45 AM PDT · 23 of 286
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    A little human interest.....first, I JOINED A GYM!

    It’s not easy as my left leg has lost half of the blood flow but I can do an exercise bike pretty good. This past week, heh, I went to ZUMBA CLASS!

    I was awful.

    Man I thought I could dance but I couldn’t get any of the moves and I had to stop due to leg killing me. The class lasted an hour and I stayed the whole time. One other class attendee told me she could see I had some rhythm with me, that everybody does bad the first time.

    Well we shall see. They also offer Piletes, Yoga and regular exercise classes.

    Yesterday I made a delightful slow cook meal of stuffed peppers. It involved mixing up a pound of ground pork, some pre-cooked rice (Uncle Ben type), some onions and feta cheese. Pop into the slow cooker for about 8 hours.

    Well I went to mass yesterday (that Baptist minister really wants me to join his church, btw “Do you really think that little wafer is really God?” he asks. Well yeah, doesn’t he?).....and I was supposed to turn off slow cooker upon return from church.

    I forgot. This morning those peppers had been in that slow cooker for almost 24 hours.

    Hey, I will try to eat them.

    I don’t know why that Baptist guy wants me so bad, what the hell do I bring to the equation? Three meetings now I’ve had with him, nice meetings, he’s been a comfort, but I am just NOT going to convert....just not going to happen.

    And yeah, I do think that little wafer thing is the body of Christ.

    Sheesh.

    Father Thomas Flowers conducted mass yesterday and he looked so bad I spent the entire mass praying for HIM. My friend was sitting next to me and while I knew right away that Father Tom was ill, when Iris mentioned it I knew it was quite obvious.

    He was ashen, at one point, while at the altar he had to ask for help. A couple of times he had to stop for being out of breath.

    This is why I forgot the slow cooker for my worry over the priest.

    And somebody tell the Baptist minister that I know the bible doesn’t mention anything about priests but I don’t care. Most of them are good people who devote themselves to a noble calling.

    Bah humbug.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 August 2016

    08/21/2016 5:00:33 AM PDT · 12 of 286
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!
    Morning AB, All. As always, thank you AB for doing this thread so reliably. Thank you Bray for weekly wisdom. Thank you yon commenters for fleshing things out for me.

    Not too much happening here although I did get an email from Dr. Phil. Seems his show wants me to appear with story of nutball daughter afflicted with Munchaussen, a disease which has people putting ticks on themselves that they get Lyme disease and who love to live in institutions with eyes and sympathy upon them.

    Well I am not proud of this, of course, and strange painful things happen to all of us in our life. I could live with this BUT we got the Sussex county family court getting involved, TWICE putting a restraining order on me due to my daughter's obsession with such things. Man you get sympathy and attention always when you have to restrain your own mother and her husband FOUR times. She has emotionally beat to hell her husband, me-her mother, and lost custody of her beautiful 12 year old daughter when she needed her most.

    Do not fear, no way will Kaitlyn EVER appear on Dr. Phil, unless she should want to, but she does not. She still loves her mother and will not talk bad about her. She will not talk bad about her father, either, or me for that matter.

    Anyway I am willing to appear if I can beat the hell of out of those lesbian asshole family court magistrates who so deemed that a woman 27 years younger than me, 50 pounds heavier, spent half her life in mental institutions, had already unfairly filed, and was rewarded, Protection from Abuse claims against her husband who she was married to for twelve years and while he wasn't the hardest worker in the world, he never abused her.

    Than there's me, a fine citizen since 2003, never committed a crime in my 60 plus years of life, got 50% blood flow in my left leg, a dumb woman who bought this horrible spawn of mine a house which she totally wrecked with the help of the Sussex family court.

    Yes I have a lawyer fighting this cause all I did people was SAVE A DOG FROM DYING.

    Well it's an interesting story, below are the links to the story I wrote about it and I will end with the warning, DO NOT FORGET MY BOOK!

    Indeed in 2005 I copyrighted my book, Attention Please, a book I wrote about this awful child and how horrible she was during her adolescence. When I wrote the book I did not know what Munchaussen was. Of course Dr. Phil's people read my book.

    I don't know what I am going to do except my fight is with the government getting involved in something they should stay out of.

    Anyway, links to my Blog posts on this story below. It's the same thing I will be sending to the Dr. Phil people and yes, Dateline has also contacted me, the Discovery channel.

    HERE-she gets bogus PFA renewed

    HERE-how it begins

    HERE-more horror as abuse of me goes on.

    Anyway, good news. If Hillary wins there will be no more foreign contributions to the Clinton foundation!!!!!

    Heh. Seems Hillary as President just might not set right with the Saudis paying millions for bullshit speeches, a bribe by any other name….

    As if this sort of thing happening when Hillary was Secretary of State was perfectly okay.

    None of the Republicans ever noticed this?

  • USC-Dornsfire/LA Times Tracking Poll - Trump Takes Lead Back!

    08/20/2016 7:57:10 AM PDT · 50 of 76
    Fishtalk to USS Alaska

    Couple of things. As regards the Freepathon, we’ve been having them for years but as time goes by I realize how much I like FreeRepublic, quarterly freepathons notwithstanding.

    First, you never get a virus from FreeRepublic! Now I know that’s not so big a deal but as time goes by it gets more and more important. Also, well there’s that noadvertising thing and it’s worth a couple bucks quarterly for me to avoid that. Cause online advertisers are a real pain, pouring as much as they can into an ad and out there somebody will find a way to make that ad transmit a virus to a computer.

    Finally, since the subject came up, how about , like Facebook, we get a way to edit and/or delete our own posts? No big deal really but Lord I hate to go running after the beleaguered Admins when I post something twice.

    Now....about these polls. No less than Dana Perino, who I do NOT like, was on Fox yesterday ranting and raving over the polls and how we are all fooling ourselves if we think them rigged or wrong.

    “Trump has a big hole to dig out of,” she said, to that effect.

    Well I never liked the meek nothing-burger Bush lover before and while she might be right about the polls-which she is NOT-she seems to be a bit too happy when polls show Donald down.

    I DID hear, to my surprise, Newt Gingrich yesterday on some Fox show. He said, I paraphrase, that we can hold him to this prediction that Trump will win this election. He might not win in a landslide but no way will Hillary win this election.

    I was fascinated. Nice for him to take a stand and I dunno, maybe if the other Trump haters would just cool it for God’s sake, we can win this.

  • Two Olympic swimmers CONFESS Lochte armed robbery story WAS made up as Brazil cops release [tr]

    08/18/2016 12:40:49 PM PDT · 44 of 53
    Fishtalk to NEMDF

    Me too.

    For all the wonderful athletes who made America proud, the women’s gymnasts, the swimmers, Michael Phelps (I went to school with his father, btw)....

    You got a couple jerks and all day we’re watching this on TV sucking all the oxygen out for those who didn’t embarrass us like these ass****.

  • Exclusive: Murdered DNC staffer was about to join Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, reveals

    08/16/2016 2:17:31 PM PDT · 30 of 57
    Fishtalk to ilovesarah2012

    OMG absolutely. The Arabs have all the money on the planet and notice, if you haven’t aleady, how the Republicans do nothing about anything.

    Yeah....the rich Arabs like forcing women to wear covering, allow the slobs of the poor to beat them up.

    The Clintons obviously have no loyalty to America. They’re selling this country acre by acre, speech by million dollar speech. They’re running their own gubmint out of their bathroom with their own servers and such. She didn’t keep her own email server for convenience; it was so the REAL gubmint would not have access to their many deals.

    And once again, the Republicans knew nothing about this email setup? They knew nothing about this Clinton foundation laundry operation?

    It doesn’t help when you have NO opposition party, or just a bunch of wussies.

    Yeah, the ones with the money own the Clintons. The Clintons have no loyalty t this country.

    The Arabs, ISIS.....THEY have all the money.

  • Exclusive: Murdered DNC staffer was about to join Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, reveals

    08/16/2016 2:12:38 PM PDT · 27 of 57
    Fishtalk to HarleyLady27

    Well SHE thinks it is hers.

    I suspect she’s now killing people to get that which she suffered a lifetime for.

  • Exclusive: Murdered DNC staffer was about to join Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, reveals

    08/16/2016 2:03:50 PM PDT · 24 of 57
    Fishtalk to b4its2late

    I always kind of dismissed those Arkancide stories because I figured if the Clintons didn’t murder Monica Lewinsky than they likely didn’t murder anyone else.

    Not saying I was right but I always kept that thinking at arm’s length, not wanting to believe such things happen in America perhaps.

    But this Rich guy and a few other questionable deaths leave me wondering. Nobody took this Rich guy’s wallet? I’m just sorry but no murderer would leave a perfectly good wallet which might contain money behind.

    This woman scares me. She will murder or steal the election to get that which is hers.

  • Pow: It's just a 2-point race, Clinton 38%, Trump 36%

    08/16/2016 1:39:41 PM PDT · 77 of 191
    Fishtalk to GilGil

    Now just this afternoon, as I sit here in the unending heat with an attitude....Fox news announces seventy five bazillion polls that show Trump down by a million.

    Down by eleven points, supposedly, in Florida.

    And yet there are thousands attending all Trump rallys while Hillary has to photoshop her events.

    No, hon, we are not “legions of Freepers screaming the sky is falling for Trump”.

    But Hillary Clinton is a very sick woman. She is married to a pervert who she stood up for over and over. It was supposed to be hers in 2008 but Obama came along.

    Now I think she and Clinton cronies are having people murdered.

    We are also the people who voted, with kind hearts and good souls, for McCain, for Romney....once I even voted for Dole.

    I hope Hillary loses but she’s got a steel spine for what she believes is rightfully hers. Which is the presidency of the U.S.

    So finding one poll of the eleventy million we keep hearing out here in la la land proves nothing although I hope you are right.

    But ridiculing a group of people for being wary from smites from the past accomplishes nothing.

  • Modesty and Beach Volleyball

    08/15/2016 9:43:35 AM PDT · 159 of 284
    Fishtalk to Salvation

    I agree

    Those little bikinis serve no discernable purpose save titillation.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 August 2016

    08/14/2016 3:10:55 PM PDT · 200 of 213
    Fishtalk to Trump Girl Kit Cat

    ;)

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 August 2016

    08/14/2016 2:46:05 PM PDT · 197 of 213
    Fishtalk to Morgan in Denver

    Yep

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 August 2016

    08/14/2016 1:59:03 PM PDT · 192 of 213
    Fishtalk to Cheerio

    Another way of expressing that which I feel.

    It’s not Trump people. Y’all need to take a deep breath and do some thinking.

    Some things scare the hell out of me and if I can’t express such fears here, in the presence of mostly like-minded people, well where?

    I’m telling you this is this woman’s life. IT’S HER ENTIRE LIFE! God had a plan for her and she’s determined.

    Last week a DNC staffer was shot twice at 4ish in the am, supposedly a robbery but nobody took his wallet, his cell phone? And I tell you what I don’t think forgetting that stuff was an accident. I think a message was sent out to all of those who will get any wise ideas.

    Then I sit in the quiet of the evening, after a shot of vodka, and lament that my country has come to this, that one group of people can boom, just take over.

    Then I consider the Muslims and don’t the same thing happen to them? They let the terrorists ignite the bombs and just go on, not wanting to fight back, just live with some cigs and hummous.

    Yeah. This police thing. Man what would Iraq be like if they had a police force? You think those ISIS thugs would be winning and controlling like they do?

    So for the right price Hillary allows some goofy Black Lives Matter control the narrative. They got a whole team watching every cop/thug confrontation, all searching for the easiest one to make into a big national lie.

    I mean come on people, I don’t know the answers but I am at the point where I know the questions.

    There are more of us, many of us, many of us have guns and why you think they are so determined to take them away from us. But it’s like herding cats.

    I am predicting that some how, some way, Hillary and the Clinton machine are going to win this.

    Please let me be wrong.

    Again, they have all the money available to them on the planet earth. Money is how peoples have been controlled throughout the sands of time.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 August 2016

    08/14/2016 12:32:05 PM PDT · 184 of 213
    Fishtalk to Jeff Chandler

    Well here’s my book story.

    I have already written a book titled Clarion Call. some of you on this very thread began reading it.

    I did finish this book and everybody was reading it, more on this later.

    Clarion Call is a company, a little like Uber, which provides needed services for Americans. Unlike Uber, CC does not restrict itself to just rides needed but people can sign on to Clarion Call for any talent needed that might be offered by another American. Like Uber, ordinary Americans sign up and offer, for pay, their talent and time.

    So one day all the electricity goes off across the fruited plains.

    It was Clarion Call which saved the day but man I had to take the thing down.

    And I took it down for the nuttiest of reasons. BECAUSE I HAD ABOUT EIGHT HUNDRED PEOPLE READING THE THING ONLINE!

    Now I know that might be a good thing. “The Martian” was written online and became a smashing success.

    But man I got so nervous cause they had that awful Lerner woman at the IRS and I got scared.

    HOWEVER, I did finish the book and it has quite a happy, and very possible, ending.

    Don’t know when I am going to publish, still working on my best selling book “Attention, Please” for which I only have one copy and everybody has to share it.

    You can’t make it up.

    I gather your next book will involved a terror attack. Well you will need a review so don’ forget me.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 August 2016

    08/14/2016 12:15:04 PM PDT · 182 of 213
    Fishtalk to Jeff Chandler

    You are yet another poster who I hope is right.

    Seriously, no I couldn’t imagine Trump putting up with Crowley-by the way, where is she now?

    Understand you’ll not see me complaining about Trump, I haven’t heard him say anything so damn awful, bunch of nut jobs making a big deal out of the ISIS founders comment, which I thought hilarious and so true.

    As I wrote upthread, I am very worried about Hillary’s sheer determination to get which is hers. And she’s got a slew of things to help her, including an ex-husband who was president, the nasty goods on everybody, all the money in the world, and yeah, I think people will die before this is all over.

    Including, possibly, her main contender.

    She’ll figure out a way.....arrange a terrorist attack at some venue he’s at.

    I am all for Trump people, get over it.