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  • CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales a month early

    09/03/2014 9:17:43 PM PDT · 35 of 50
    Rational Thought to shibumi
    It’ll put your mind at ease as you check out with a cart full of liquor, soft drinks (HFCS) Doritos, Cheeze Puffs and other assorted MSG laden stuff and of course your prescription strength psycho active SSRIs, pseudoephedrine, Xanax and sleep aids.

    Exactly!

  • Impeachment is all we have left (Saturbray)

    08/02/2014 10:30:15 AM PDT · 47 of 74
    Rational Thought to tophat9000
    The threat of impeachment was the weapon....

    Was a weapon, but not the main weapon, as that remains the propagandist Media, which more than ever controls public perception and opinion.

  • Mississippi Runoff Poll LIVE Thread

    06/24/2014 8:12:33 PM PDT · 1,111 of 1,377
    Rational Thought to kjam22

    Define “We”?

  • Cantor bashes Laura Ingraham

    06/16/2014 11:11:03 AM PDT · 45 of 68
    Rational Thought to AllAmericanGirl44
    Very seldom listen to Ingraham these days, just happened I did hear her seemingly taking credit for the Brat win on her program.

    But similar to Cantor, I can remember a time that Ingraham didn't sound pro-Tea Party.

    http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2011/07/29/laura-ingraham-pushes-back-against-palins-primary-threat/comment-page-1/

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2755938/posts

  • Here's The One Sentence That Has Every Comcast And Time Warner Cable Employee Terrified

    02/13/2014 3:11:40 PM PST · 25 of 67
    Rational Thought to Vince Ferrer

    LOL!!!

  • Here's The One Sentence That Has Every Comcast And Time Warner Cable Employee Terrified

    02/13/2014 3:03:44 PM PST · 12 of 67
    Rational Thought to lbryce

    Bank on job cuts.

    Regulatory approval? Bet that’s already in the bag.

    For history fans, this could be the cable version of the old Standard Oil, with a near monopoly.

  • CVS Caremark plans to stop tobacco products sales

    02/05/2014 5:38:15 AM PST · 32 of 191
    Rational Thought to Red in Blue PA

    Have a CVS store near me. Been told their average daily gross, excluding their pharmacy, is around $8,000.

    Eliminating tobacco sales is certain to hurt this number.

  • Discussion thread: Who should deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union?

    01/21/2014 5:35:30 AM PST · 24 of 101
    Rational Thought to ken5050

    Surprised this Republican Party is even considering a response.

  • Storm Brews As DirecTV Looks To Drop The Weather Channel

    01/13/2014 8:43:59 PM PST · 8 of 29
    Rational Thought to VeniVidiVici
    Progressive weather brought to you by NBC

    Yep, and who owns NBC?

  • CBS2 Takes 20th Anniversary Look Back On The Devastating Northridge Quake

    01/12/2014 11:47:32 AM PST · 16 of 36
    Rational Thought to Windflier

    Trust me....don’t feel pissed.

    Being close to the epicenter, I can tell you it was nothing I ever want to experience again. Best way I can describe it was a complete feeling of helplessness, unable to move due to the violence of the shaking while hearing things crashing around you, all in complete darkness.

    Took me about an hour, normally a 10 minute drive, to get to elderly loved ones. On the way, I saw things I will never forget.

    Be happy you were in Louisiana.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 12 January 2014

    01/12/2014 10:08:52 AM PST · 129 of 157
    Rational Thought to Fishtalk
    I have NO doubt that Hillary’s minions are behind this fanning the media fire but hey, she’s got a real argument. Hillary’s not going to survive Benghazi should she decide to run.

    Thinking that she would survive since the GOPe are probably some of the minions you speak of.

    In the meantime, echoing posts of others, what a great diversion from all the true scandals this episode is.

    Read someplace that Christie could put an end to all of this by simply changing his party affiliation.

  • Jobless benefits bill clears key Senate hurdle, over GOP complaints on cost(Reid's subject change)

    01/07/2014 9:24:41 AM PST · 26 of 104
    Rational Thought to vpintheak
    bums who won't take a job after two years

    Valid arguments on both sides of this issue. But, one of the attitudes that continue to perplex me are attitudes like your statement.

    Many of these unemployed are older generation individuals who have burned through any savings and who are unable to find work, simply because in many areas of this country, there are no jobs. In other locations, the limited jobs available are going to younger workers.

    Your statement makes it sound as if things are just fine in the Obama economy and it's these unemployed who just want something for nothing, as if these unemployed aren't victims at all. I'm fairly sure nothing is further from the truth.

    The hostility being expressed by some here and elsewhere is misdirected. Instead of blaming the unemployed, why are so few identifying the real cause of a terrible jobs market and placing blame where it belongs...the resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

  • Jobless Benefits Halt May Be Key Issue in Midterms

    12/29/2013 1:11:22 PM PST · 36 of 46
    Rational Thought to Moonman62

    Bingo!

    We can argue whether a Federal extension should be granted, but I suspect this issue is another being promoted by big government types to divide and conquer Conservatives. Given this, it seems to me that rather than blaming victims of this economy, we should be focusing on the cause....the rulers (both “D” and “R”) in Washington.

  • Republican State Gives Free Houses to Moochers, Cuts Homelessness by 74 Percent

    12/28/2013 7:14:14 AM PST · 45 of 69
    Rational Thought to ruesrose

    Well put.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 December 2013

    12/15/2013 8:55:35 PM PST · 118 of 125
    Rational Thought to Alas Babylon!
    I stand by this: Conservatives are a minority in a minority party.

    I respectfully disagree.

    I actually remember Ronald Reagan's successful campaign quite well, without any rose colored glasses. Truth is Reagan didn't run a perfect campaign and made some stupid statements along the way (remember the killer trees?). Yet, he still won in a landslide even against an antagonistic media which did their best to label him a warmonger and a Republican party establishment that actually disliked Conservatives, even back then.

    Granted, the media in the late 70's wasn't as committed to their cause as they are today. But they were still bad enough.

    At the time I was working on a Democrat campaign as a consultant. I was far less ideologically driven back then, more driven by the money (the Democrats in my area paid a lot more then the Republicans). Still, I remember how surprised I was by the number of folks working on this Democrats' campaign who told me in confidence they had voted for Reagan. The underlying reason seemed to be Reagan was someone of conviction. He conveyed certain values which he wasn't ashamed of or intimidated away from by the media. In other words, even though a number of these Democrat campaign workers disagreed with him on policy, they still voted for him (for the record, so did I). A side note, I remember a now mainly forgotten Carter concession speech occurring at 6 pm west coast time. Carter was a typical Liberal who blamed his own party for his loss and decided to get even by sabotaging elections in numerous locations where the polls were still open.

    I've thought a lot about that period of time and have come to believe that the reason Reagan won in such a fashion was that he was seen as a leader, not someone who chased focus group findings or public opinion. He was an unapologetic male candidate. He wasn't one to campaign for the women's vote or the Hispanic vote. Instead, he campaigned to all voters as Americans.

    Fast forward to his death in 2004. The outpouring of sympathy from supporters was astounding. This nation was in mourning over a President who was a Conservative. Didn't appear Conservatives were a minority then.

    I agree with you about our media today and I wish we had an actual Conservative network. Maybe in time we will. While I concede that Free Republic could be viewed as an echo chamber, I still maintain that the values we hold are the same values held by a majority. It will take the right candidate to tap that support, believing that an unafraid Conservative with half the communication skills that Reagan possessed would be successful in 2016.

    In contrast to Reagan, most of the potential candidates for 2016 are laughable. They seemingly are of the same mold as the losing Republican candidates before, faux-Conservatives campaigning for media approval (good luck with that), not campaigning for the approval of the electorate. Such a candidate isn't a leader and given the number of dumb as rock voters, even they know a fraud.

    No secret that I'm quite high on Ted Cruz. Thus far, he seems to be the unafraid potential Conservative candidate. Perhaps there will be others.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 December 2013

    12/15/2013 1:43:27 PM PST · 108 of 125
    Rational Thought to Alas Babylon!
    What you stated could be what happens, but it doesn't have to be.

    I completely agree that a large part of the electorate are as dumb as rocks. Yet, I still maintain there's more of us than of them. Best evidence I have are the 2010 elections.

    With 2012, you're correct about the ground games. In lots of locations, Romney had no functioning organization while Obama did. Add to that a Republican candidate who most of the base didn't like and in hindsight, the result looked predictable.

    As I consider this Republican party a willing collaborator with implementing the leftist/Obama agenda, I'm not so sure the Republican party isn't already destroyed. What do they stand for again? What do they stand against (other than Conservatism) again?

    I have some fairly simple prerequisites or values I use in determining whether I'll vote for a candidate.

    I'm opposed to a bigger Federal government including Obamacare and Dodd/Frank. I'm opposed to amnesty for illegal aliens and opposed to abortion. That's it, not even taking into account any social issues.

    Here's the rub....I suspect my values likely parallel those of numerous others, probably a plurality of Republican voters. Perfection? Hardly. Yet, off the top of my head, I can only think of a couple of Presidential potentials who fulfill my simple three prerequisites. That to me speaks volumes.

  • Honest: Would You Rather Win with Chris Christie or Lose with Ted Cruz?

    11/12/2013 5:58:28 PM PST · 61 of 148
    Rational Thought to JeanLM

    Can you name the last “moderate” Republican nominee to win the Presidency?

  • Virginia Governor Election Day LIVE Thread

    11/05/2013 7:16:47 PM PST · 1,734 of 2,100
    Rational Thought to DallasSun

    Dead on.

    If there is no vehicle for Conservative representation other than the Republican Party, it’s going to be a long road to regain control, including voting for some Democrats against a RINO opponent.

    We have an enemy to the Constitution with almost all Democrats. But, we have perhaps a bigger enemy with the RINO establishment.

  • Former Miss America Erika Harold hits wall in getting data from Republican Party

    10/24/2013 6:50:57 AM PDT · 28 of 58
    Rational Thought to Texas Eagle

    Davis was one of the 87 republicans who voted with the democrats on the CR last week.

  • The Idea of a Third Party Alternative to the GOP

    10/23/2013 7:58:10 PM PDT · 37 of 54
    Rational Thought to WXRGina

    Here’s the thing.....It doesn’t seem to matter whether many of the elected officials have a “D” or an “R” next to their names. The same type of “unstoppable tyranny” is happening, supported by both parties. The only difference I’m seeing is in the packaging.

  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 7:19:09 PM PDT · 54 of 274
    Rational Thought to deadrock

    The Republican Party has significant cracks right now, obviously. Should they make a hard push for amnesty (and that is what this would amount to) or worse yet get this enacted, there will a new political party born.

    I suspect that the establishment is expecting such a move, thinking they can marginalize and destroy the Traditional/Conservative ideology once and for all. But, I truly believe they live in their own bubble, and aren’t anticipating the kinds of numbers such a movement could attract, from both registered Republicans and even registered Democrats.

    So, the “last, last, last straw?” Yep.

  • An Idea for dealing w/ GOP-e/Rinos/Backstabbers...

    10/17/2013 9:55:24 AM PDT · 50 of 100
    Rational Thought to tickedoffnow
    There’s no way I vote for a Dem. If there isn’t a viable option, I sit the election out.

    I will NOT vote for a Dem.

    I know how you feel, but think about it....It might be the best alternative to rid the GOP of these frauds, as you said, if there isn't a viable option.

    You did notice that the Republican Speaker used ALL 198 Democrats in the House in order to pass the surrender last night, while ignoring two thirds of the Republican members?

  • Hannity: Boehner Must Be Replaced

    10/11/2013 4:36:44 PM PDT · 30 of 74
    Rational Thought to SADMILLIE
    Here's the thing. What if these “Republicans” are actually supportive of Obamacare, and or, raising the debt limit as high as possible? What they are accomplishing then is exactly what they wish to accomplish, all with some political cover, pretending to be Conservatives.

    These Big Government Liberals who call themselves “Republicans” are even more dangerous than their Democrat cousins. I just don't know if replacing the leadership will work now. Suspect this party is just too far gone.

    I am fairly sure that the way this Republican Party has acted, it is going to lose the House in 2014...not because of Democrat turnout, rather because of antagonizing their own base. The funny part about that is it likely wouldn't make any difference about the direction of our Government.

    Tea Party, Third Party anyone???

  • House GOP Caves; Told Obama They Will End Shutdown If He Negotiates On Budget, ObamaCare Off Table

    10/11/2013 9:21:15 AM PDT · 48 of 98
    Rational Thought to JSDude1

    I’ll go a step further....

    If Flopping Aces is accurate, I would not only vote against any of those who supported this capitulation in a primary, I would also vote for their Democrat opponent if they make it to the general.

  • UPDATE: EPIC PART 2 JUST ADDED – Mark Levin BATTLES Sen. Ron Johnson over Obamacare defund strategy

    10/09/2013 6:09:33 PM PDT · 14 of 36
    Rational Thought to ArtDodger
    If I'm reading between the lines correctly, it seems that Sen. Johnson is saying the only way to get rid of Obamacare is to implement it, and let the citizens see how bad it truly is.

    This is a horrible strategy.

    When something this big is implemented, it becomes almost impossible to kill. As Mark Levin stated, if Democrats (particularly Red State Democrats) are seemingly unconcerned with how their constituencies feel now, how will that change their positions in the future?

    Yet, the strategy among some Republicans is basically saying, “Let's let this thing be implemented, destroy our current health-care system, and bring harm to the majority of the citizens. That's the way we win elections.”

    Gee, why don't we use that same strategy with the deficit, or why don't we go ahead and completely open the borders? We can crash the economy and lose our sovereignty as a country! That would be great! We could win every election then!

    Even though I'm certain many of those supposedly on our side are far more concerned with looking good to the media than looking good to the electorate, I'm fairly certain that a number of the elected Republicans are actually drinking the same Kool-aid as their Democrat counterparts, and actually are supportive of Obamacare. As of now, that's a bigger problem for us than our fight against the Democrat Party.

  • Coburn: Defunding Obamacare strategy 'not intellectually honest'

    09/26/2013 8:07:18 AM PDT · 26 of 31
    Rational Thought to ScottinVA
    Thinking Sen. Coburn is like many in his party, an actor. He just plays the role of a Conservative from time to time.

    To me, this Republican party now has co-ownership of this mess. Perhaps Obamacare should be renamed RINOcare.

  • What We Just Saw

    09/25/2013 7:42:43 PM PDT · 37 of 55
    Rational Thought to workerbee
    I'm right there with you and suspect a majority of Conservatives feel the same.

    I've held the belief for a few years that Obamacare is actually supported by both parties, and it appears the ruling class is going to force this on us, regardless of our objections.

    Seeing how both parties are acting in unison, can't wait to see what they force on us with amnesty.

    I still believe a plurality of voters consider themselves Conservative, perhaps even a majority. I'm thinking that there are so many unhappy (educated) voters at present (both Republicans and Democrats) realizing that they have no representation, the time may be better than ever for a third party.

  • Jindal and Walker: Unworkable ObamaCare

    07/26/2013 4:42:12 AM PDT · 5 of 16
    Rational Thought to lbryce
  • New sexual harassment claims against Mayor Bob Filner by 4 more women

    07/25/2013 7:21:17 PM PDT · 3 of 13
    Rational Thought to South40

    Filner/Weiner 2016!

  • Fox News analyst: NBC News ‘on the hook’ in Zimmerman lawsuit

    07/18/2013 8:28:28 AM PDT · 87 of 114
    Rational Thought to AlphaOneAlpha

    Seemingly, this network is more than just favorable towards this administration.

    As most of the hype and reactions of this case has the appearance of being choreographed (Washington?), if there were a real discovery from a Zimmerman civil suit, the results could be devastating.

    Bet a civil suit would be settled shortly after it’s filed.

  • Did Obama Turn Trayvon's death into a Racial Crime for Political Reasons?

    07/15/2013 4:50:36 AM PDT · 31 of 45
    Rational Thought to 11th_VA
    Heard the CBS National News on the radio at the top of the hour. Their lead story was all the protests going on, making it sound as if the entire country is up in arms. Looking at news websites this morning offers the same. Problem is, the reaction wasn't even close to what the media had predicted or hoped for.

    Regardless, the media has been given their orders and continue driving this story.

    As others here have posted, this is a great diversion from all the scandals this administration has, and potentially a Democrat campaign issue for 2014 if handled right.

  • Obama on Zimmerman verdict: 'A jury has spoken'

    07/14/2013 12:43:48 PM PDT · 83 of 209
    Rational Thought to thecodont

    Think you’re right, as the Left already has a vision of making this a campaign issue for next year....provided it’s kept in the headlines.

  • Mark Levin Declares WAR on Statism w/ 'The Levin Liberty Project'

    07/11/2013 7:05:32 AM PDT · 8 of 20
    Rational Thought to Reaganite Republican
    Under both amendment procedures, the Constitution requires at least 3/4 of the states ratify the amendment -- either by their state legislatures or by the state conventions.

    Given the powers which control both major political parties, is accomplishment of such a procedure even realistic?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 1:41:51 PM PDT · 204 of 234
    Rational Thought to rodguy911
    When witnessing what this administration has done in such rapid fashion, I can only come to one of two conclusions; Either this Republican Party is as dumb as a bag of rocks or they've enabled these "transitions" to occur.

    Seeing that I believe they've been willing enablers, it's not logical to assume they will be willing to role back any of these transitions. I believe both parties would love to see Conservatism dead and buried.

    The only means to reform is either by taking over either party or by forming a new party. The latter, though tough, seems to be the only option.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 11:04:09 AM PDT · 181 of 234
    Rational Thought to rodguy911
    While I completely understand what you're saying, the reality is we no longer have a party, even though the majority of Republican voters consider themselves Conservatives. Instead, with few exceptions, we are given a steady diet of Faux Conservatives who regardless of their actions, are continuously reelected under the “lesser of two evils” belief. Add to that the ones who either lie about their ideology while campaigning or are corrupted by the Washington establishment once in office, and there's no chance of any representation.

    I just don't see any recourse for us under this Republican Party.

    As for a third party taking ten years to become viable, that's not necessarily true. Remembering recent history with Ross Perot, regardless of his motives or beliefs, he was leading in most Presidential polls as an independent in the summer of 1992 prior to self destructing his own campaign.

    A successful third party wouldn't require a majority of voters. Anything close to forty percent would be successful. As over 40 percent of voters identify themselves as Conservative, with the right leader(s) and sufficient financial support, it is possible.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 9:05:10 AM PDT · 148 of 234
    Rational Thought to rodguy911
    I still believe a plurality of the electorate consider themselves Conservatives. That being the case, it's not a matter of reestablishing Conservatism, but reestablishing Conservative representation. Under the control of the current “two party system” there's little chance of that. Add amnesty to the mix, and there's no chance.

    Another party has a chance of being successful, if they're well financed and have the right spokesperson(s) to circumvent and combat the certain war from the establishment owned media.

    It's a long-shot, but the only shot I see.

  • 11 Million Illegal Aliens Must Learn English. How would it work?

    06/30/2013 9:03:29 AM PDT · 60 of 64
    Rational Thought to The_Media_never_lie
    11 million? More likely 3 times that number.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 June 2013

    06/30/2013 8:53:21 AM PDT · 169 of 207
    Rational Thought to chiller
    I have maintained for a while that another party is the only answer to gaining representation. But understand the road wouldn’t be easy.

    Aside from the work and money of getting such a party recognized in all 50 states (including the inevitable legal challenges from the two major parties), the biggest obstacle to overcome would be the certain attacks (likely all out war) by the establishments’ MSM. If such a party could withstand them, it’s possible.

    I used to believe (as some still do) that the only way to protect the Conservative ideology was through the republican party. Now, both parties are about the same in their disdain of Conservatives. Amazing where we are....a plurality of voters are hated by their government.

  • Passage of the Amnesty Bill Will Spell the End of Our Republic

    06/26/2013 8:20:23 PM PDT · 39 of 40
    Rational Thought to Walrus

    Just now got to see your reply and thanks for that.

    IMO, the problem is that new jobs will not be created in order to meet the supply of new workers.

    Using the understated government figures from this year, 11.7 million are currently out of work. By adding another 15 million to the work force, where will available jobs come from? Even if those working here “under the table” now go on the tax roles, a likely consequence will be employers actually reducing the number of available jobs, as putting these jobs “on the books” will be expensive for employers.

    What I strongly suspect is that a huge of number of this new work force will, as you stated, see a bigger benefit in receiving government assistance versus working for a pay cut, as this new work force isn’t stupid either.

  • Passage of the Amnesty Bill Will Spell the End of Our Republic

    06/26/2013 6:26:41 AM PDT · 16 of 40
    Rational Thought to Lakeshark
    The only conclusion I have as to the motives of both political parties is to insure that government has complete, unchecked control. I have suspected for a long time that the hierarchy of both parties truly want a socialist state. That being the case, the underlying objective supersedes which party is in power.

    As I believe this writers’ estimation of the numbers we’re dealing with (”20 to 30 million or more”), where stupidity comes into play is how the government can handle an increase of this magnitude to those on government assistance? Answer, it can’t.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 10:26:58 AM PDT · 137 of 157
    Rational Thought to rodguy911
    What makes Republicans(rinos in the Senate) enter into a deal with dems that will permanently make them an underclass in votes,tank the economy,increase unemployment, decrease wages, and go against the wishes of their electorate? Just to name a few of the many problems with the amnesty bill.

    Is there any other answer other than political corruption, our elected reps taking money or other goodies?

    rodguy911, there is another obvious answer to your question. It will cripple the Conservative ideology through dilution, something both political parties want. An already big government will grow even bigger and more powerful, with nothing to stand in it's way, or so the pro-amnesty crowd thinks.

    When looking at the likely actual numbers involved here (versus the artificially low numbers being used by the proponents), if implemented, odds increase we could witness our government collapse under it's own weight.

  • Senators Hoeven and Corker Wave the White Flag of Surrender (Gun Owners of America)

    06/21/2013 11:16:54 AM PDT · 14 of 38
    Rational Thought to dragnet2
    Democrats and Republicans ride in the same limo...

    Like TV wrestling, as the audience of fools applaud the masked pretenders, as they go through their choreographed rehearsed moves...

    Isn't that the truth.

    Like many here, I'm fairly confident we can triple the numbers being used by the pro-amnesty crowd. That being the case, I just don't see any way our current governmental system will be able to survive the strain.

    As I'm far from being smart and even I can foresee the consequences of amnesty for this many illegal aliens, what is the true objective of those pushing this plan?

  • Boehner: "No question we'll have a signed immigration bill by the end of the year"

    06/11/2013 7:31:40 AM PDT · 8 of 32
    Rational Thought to pabianice

    Pass an amnesty bill and guarantee Republicans will lose control of the House.

    Wondering what the name of the new Conservative third party should be?

  • CBS News: State Department covered up misconduct, interfered with IG probes

    06/10/2013 8:10:19 AM PDT · 15 of 31
    Rational Thought to Nachum
    I find it interesting that CBS, a member of the MSM, is actually breaking a negative story on this administration. Why now?
  • Benghazi Whistle-Blowers: 'It Matters'

    05/09/2013 7:29:41 AM PDT · 21 of 38
    Rational Thought to treetopsandroofs
    Seeing that the media controls public perception, I have to agree.

    Taking a look at the major news outlets last night and today, these hearing were not even close to the top story with the exception of Fox News.

    Hoping I’m wrong, but if the media continues to ignore Benghazi, odds are good the happenings on Sept 11, 2012 will remain unnoticed by most.

  • Getting aggressive on Jihad? Not under Obama's watch

    04/20/2013 7:05:02 AM PDT · 14 of 23
    Rational Thought to mardi59
    Thinking about something which was said by one of the Left’s leadership (I think John Kerry) about reducing terrorism to the “nuisance” level.

    This administration seemingly just accepts that acts of terror will continue. Rather than trying to stop such actions, their strategy seems to be more focused on responses.

    They certainly know that our “unofficial” open border policy just adds to the risks, but that voting block is more important.

  • Jonathan Winters dead; Groundbreaking improv comic was 87

    04/12/2013 9:37:05 PM PDT · 17 of 20
    Rational Thought to llevrok
    Have a memory of the one time I got to meet Jonathan Winters. I was a kid and he was promoting a movie which was being shot somewhere in Los Angeles in the late 60’s (The Midnight Oil (?)) I was too young to actually know who he was, just heard my mom talking that he was famous and he was one of my dad's favorites. Since my dad had his own business, I decided to approach him and give him one of my dad's business cards. I remember him taking the card, signing the back and handing it back to me. I didn't understand why he did this and I handed the card back to him telling him “ no, this is for you”. I remember him looking at me kind of perplexed, then realizing what I was trying to do. He turned to someone sitting next to him and said (laughing) “I always wanted this autograph”.

    RIP Mr. Winters.

  • J.C. Penney jumps after CEO (Ron Johnson) said to be out

    04/08/2013 7:51:15 PM PDT · 62 of 80
    Rational Thought to caww

    What I think about are the many long time JCP employees who were dumped, I mean people I knew who were at the various stores for over 20 years.

    As for the survival of the store, I don’t know. Likely there will have to be some store closings along with the sale of some real estate assets. But in the long run, will the former customer base forgive the path the store chose (remembering the arrogant Johnson statement “we have to reeducate our customers”)?

    God love you and others that tolerated the situation and stayed as employees.

  • Huckabee: We lost in 2012 because evangelicals didn’t support a more moderate nominee

    04/02/2013 8:32:41 AM PDT · 72 of 161
    Rational Thought to avacado
    The Romney campaign never even attempted to tap into the 2010 momentum of the Tea Party or Sarah Palin. Big mistake.

    Was it a mistake....or by design?

    Its been apparent for quite some time that those who run the Republican Party dislike Conservatives. Don't get me wrong, they want the Conservative vote and (at times) will say things which appeal to Conservatives. But, when the rubber hits the road, they are far more comfortable with their Liberal cousins.

    I don't know if Gov. Huckabee is right or not in his reasoning. What I do know is since the 70's, history reflects that "Moderate" Republican Presidential nominees lose elections while those seemingly Conservative win. As this track record is certainly no secret, you can draw your own conclusion as to what the GOP actually represents.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 31 March 2013

    03/31/2013 7:07:35 AM PDT · 53 of 186
    Rational Thought to Alas Babylon!
    Little doubt the majority of all “news” is scripted, not just the Sunday shows. The Media is a powerful weapon which continues its' assault.

    I'm not certain how others feel, but I have been still stinging over the election results of last November and have been feeling less optimistic (daily) regarding the future of this Country.

    We're in a period of the Socialist Left imposing their values on us. Since we have little representation from a so called opposition party, we are in a position of having to live with the agenda they continue to implement. That doesn't mean we have to like it.

    My thinking, or rather, the belief I continue to cling to is that a plurality of the population feels the same way. I don't think those of Conservative ideology are fewer, just that we're feeling helpless.

    I know we're going to need an actual leader to emerge in the coming months if we're going to end the feeling of helplessness and alter this destructive period. I also know that we have a tough opponent in an establishment that will likely promote a choice of Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton on us.

    Today being Easter, I'm reminded to not lose my Faith.