So They Mean to Have a War? Let it Begin Right Here Then

OK, time to blow away the cobwebs on this thing for real this time. Break over, school’s back in session. We enjoyed the break, though, we must admit. Watching the increasingly absurd circus that is post-America America from a semi-detached distance without a thought to saying word one about it is quite… invigorating. And amusing at times. We do apologize for the scarcity of posts, however, and aim to make up for it post (yep, we meant to say that. Our affinity for horrid puns remains lamentably unchanged) haste.

Such as when that fat loser fuck Rove, the guy who never saw an election that he couldn’t fuck up, comes out and declares war on the Tea Party and everything else having even the tiniest little bit to do with actual conservatism and, to add hilarity to injury, decides to name his new conservative candidate targeting smear tank the “Conservative Victory Project.” The sheer nerve and hilarious dishonesty of that name made us laugh out so loud that even the Imperial Palace Guard registered a complaint.

But at least the Establishment RINOglicans are done pretending to be on our side, now they’re openly declaring war on us. Refreshing, to say the very least.

And boy is the fit hitting Rove’s fugly shan already! One of his sock puppets, one Johnathan Collegio of whom exactly nobody has heard until now, issued forth from his pod in Rove’s American Crossroads RINO-breeding tank and went on to call Brent Bozell III a “hater” on public radio. Twice. Presumably because Mr. Bozell had committed the unpardonable sin of criticizing Rove’s brilliant plan to “win for conservatism” by running nothing but RINO surrender monkeys everywhere across our fair nation.

Now, some of you may have heard of Mr. Bozell. He’s president of the Media Research Center for one thing, the organization pointing out the constant lies and coverups of the Obama Imperial Media. He’s also the nephew of one Bill Buckley, of whom we’re sure you’ve heard and, to top it off, the son of Mr. Brent Bozell II who, among other achievements, penned “Conscience of a Conservative” for another conservative held in low regard by Rove and his RINOglicans, Barry Goldwater. Yeah, that Barry Goldwater. There really is only one of those, isn’t there?

And those are just some of Brent Bozell III’s rock solid conservative creds. He’s not “merely” a rock-ribbed conservative in his own right, he’s pretty much genetically bred to be one.

Yet to “mastermind” Karl Fuckup Rove’s hired weasel, he’s nothing but an insignificant “hater.”

Needless to say, the reaction from actual conservatives has been less than, er, kind. A quite enlightening read and we urge you wholeheartedly to have at it.

Rove and the RINO Establishment wants a war? Fine. Bring it. And do keep shooting yourselves in the feet, you useless, venal, driveling drooltards.

Bring. It. On.

Thatisall.

40 comments

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Good to see you Sire. People do get sick….and you are a people, aren’t you? :em05: Aren’t you? I see Rove ititiating the final destruction of the republican party as a viable political consideration. I do not support RINOS. The democrats wouldn’t have it any other way…would they Rove? Idiot!

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    LC CiSSnarl5.7 Chariot Builder growls and barks:

    Welcome back – hope things are much improved …

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    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    The whigification of the RePubics continues abreast. Fuck’em. We’ll handle this shit n the manner prescribed by our founders.

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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    “Bout time. The 501st Legion pissing and whining was getting downright annoying.

    As for Rove I think Tammy Bruce said it best…Too late, Fat Boy.

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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    Fuck ‘em … the Republican party is dead. It’s long past time we started a 3rd party based on real conservative principles and policies. It’ll only take about 10 years before what’s left of the Republican party is a less-than-10% minority, at which point they can just go ahead and join the Dems.

    Someone should get Dick Cheney to take Rove hunting.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    BigDogg….. :em05: :em05:
    Naah, the left would just use that for gun control….well, maybe not actually, all things considered.
    Cheney the only guy I know shooting his own lawyer and not getting sued……

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    LC Ohio Right Wing Nut growls and barks:

    Not to change the subject, but either I am still in a Sam Adams induced haze from last night, or my computer at work is doing funny things, but what in the hell happened to the open thread post DJ had up earlier today?

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    Glad to see you finally back, Sire!
    LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. recently posted..What Is It?My Profile

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    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    LC Ohio Right Wing Nut @ #7:

    As of approximately 1400 hrs CST, it plummeted into a poo-flinging Scheißefest.

    If we can’t have the occasional non-political, slice of life thread for the purposes of taking a breath and de-compressing without turning into a drunken street fight then perhaps The Rottie Empire is devolving into a right wing Daily Kos.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    HOLY SHIT….THE BOSS IS BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Whoo, that sent shivers up my spine…. open season on RINOS and ROVES, what’s not to like :em01:
    And I fully agree with the Emperor’s analysis, the Rovians are digging one deep crevasse to fall into if they keep on that path. They will soon find that the Teaparty IS the rock ribbed Conservative MAJORITY wing of the Republican party and that it outnumbers the Whigs by about 7 to 3. Keep digging Rove, keep digging, may you reach your homeland soon, I figue that hole will come up just south of Tien Amen square.

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    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    Good to have you back, Sire. With the heavy stuff going downrange once more, the rest of us will find it easier to fight from the front of the foxhole.

    Not sure how this will come out, as I have befriended a bottle of fine Kentucky bourbon this evening and we have become quite intimate, but so be it. For the record, there is a second Goldwater in the once august chambers of the Senate, and his name is Ted Cruz. More perfectly, he sits at Barry Goldwater’s old desk, and I choose to believe this is prophetic. He has already caused the underwear of a substantial number of D.C. apparatchiks to require laundering, and I look forward to more from him as he works to establish a beachhead for sensibility in the Senate.

    The demise of today’s Republican party is a necessary passage on the journey toward restoration of our nation. The majority of politicians elected to roles in Congress are no longer distinguishable as to party. Most Republicans campaign on platforms that appear conservative, but as careerists, will not place the interests of our nation above their own. This renders them useless in a contest over the huge issues of the day, since the price of successful recovery from our rapid decline will be the disenfranchisement of many corporatist cronies, bureaucrats and parasites, including those who control the still influential old media in our country. This will not take place without sacrifice on the part of those who must act to change the course of history. That said, there are members of Congress who are fighting the right fight, people like Amash, Graves, Flake and Gowdy in the House, and Rubio, Paul, DeMint and Cruz in the Senate.

    Politics in America must be returned to the people if we are to succeed in avoiding the fate that has been written for this nation. The Tea Party is the only political organization in our country today with the prospect of success in this effort.

    We will know we are on the right track when people like Rove find themselves increasingly marginalized in the electoral process. His presence during the last election cycle has caused more harm than good, and his rent-seeking behavior on the value chain of the political process at the cost of the true conservative movement should be an embarrassment to all, and himself.

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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    If they mean to have a war, it may be short. News reports revealed that during the inauguration the Marine troops all had their weapons rendered incapable of operating by removing the bolt. Does the Imposter know something we only hope for? Did he also disable the guns of his Secret Service Posse? I recall hearing that the Emperor Commodus liked to descend into the Colosseum to fight in the arena personally (against opponents armed with wooden swords). :em03:

    LC ORWN, I think what you witnessed was the failure of the new strategy. Having failed in his attempts to out-argue us, to filibuster and clog the entire forum with his multipage diatribes, the House Troll has most recently sought to distract us with irrelevant trivial, such as getting us to remember long lists of bubblegum tunes, or anything else with no bearing on contemporary events. We have also seen changes of name and avatar, intended to confuse us. So far hasn’t worked. :em05:

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. says:

    LC ORWN, I think what you witnessed was the failure of the new strategy. Having failed in his attempts to out-argue us, to filibuster and clog the entire forum with his multipage diatribes, the House Troll has most recently sought to distract us with irrelevant trivial, such as getting us to remember long lists of bubblegum tunes, or anything else with no bearing on contemporary events. We have also seen changes of name and avatar, intended to confuse us. So far hasn’t worke

    :em05: :em05: :em05: :em05: :em05:

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    Darth Venomous growls and barks:

    such as getting us to remember long lists of bubblegum tunes, or anything else with no bearing on contemporary events.

    Rurik, as I told Glad when he pontificated thereupon, the music open thread was my idea. If you had a problem with it, then I guess you had a problem with me – and the rest of the Rotties who cheerfully took part.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    With all this elitist cannibalism, nothing about Obama surprises me any more. Replacing hot breakfasts with MREs for our front-line soldiers in Afghanistan and slashing health care for our veterans here at home is horrific enough, but when you consider the fact that this is being implemented by a president who has spent $20 million in taxpayer dollars for vacations in Hawaii, it becomes truly repulsive.

    Think about it: how many hot breakfasts could $20 million buy for our troops? How much of a difference could we have made if we instead spent the Obamas vacation money on military health care? If we’re going to cut expendable things, let’s start with the Obamas playtime.

    And get this: they actually want you to believe that eliminating hot breakfasts for some of our troops in the war theatre has nothing to do with budget cuts, instead it’s supposed to help ‘reduce our footprint’ on the front line. Amazing.

    The Army has stopped serving cooked breakfasts to some of the U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan as part of its drawdown, a move that prompted troops to write home asking their families and friends to send care packages with cereal, breakfast bars and other foods.

    The Army told the Washington Guardian the current cutbacks began Jan. 1, and affect about 2,700 soldiers deployed in forward operating bases in more remote areas of Afghanistan.

    Officials said the reduction of cooked breakfasts and midnight meals is not related to the U.S. budget crisis, but rather is part of the effort to begin closing down U.S. operations in the affected areas and transition them to Afghan troops. The affected soldiers are being given packaged meals known as MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) as substitutes for a cooked breakfast, the officials said.

    “As a part of the responsible draw down of operational forces serving in Afghanistan, my staff examined ways to reduce our footprint and set the conditions for the reduction of forces,” explained Col. Joe Wawro, an infantry commander for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat team.

    It gets worse. Obama is cutting healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military. Here’s some linkage on the latest Obama attack on troops, via cuts to TRICARE, the military’s health insurance program.

    Requiring TRICARE beneficiaries to pay more for their health care is a politically sensitive topic. No one wants to be seen as breaking faith with troops, their families or retirees, and military service organizations are a powerful lobby in Washington. There are signs, however, that real reform is on the horizon in 2013, driven largely by the government’s need to seriously cut spending — everywhere.

    Everywhere, that is, except for Obama’s spending on vacations and funding of liberal pet projects, like Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer stipend of more than $400 million a year, “green” energy debacles to the tune of billions, and a few other gems like these Top 10 Examples of Wasteful Federal Spending in 2012. After all, who could be so selfish as to want hot breakfasts on the front line in Afghanistan and decent health care for our veterans when we can fund a reality TV show in India, study pig poop, and create a “Robo-Squirrel” instead?

    Obama will cut support for the best among us while making sure his obscene spending homage to Louis and Marie continues unabated. The other slap in the face? Congress is doing nothing to stop this madness. Over the past few days we’ve seen the GOP have a nervous breakdown in front of the country, hoping they’ll be able to somehow convince you that more spending, higher taxes, giving amnesty to 20 million impoverished foreigners is a good idea as we head into a double-dip recession.

    http://tammybruce.com/2013/02/new-column-obama-spends-20m-on-hawaiian-vacays-while-cutting-hot-breakfasts-slashing-health-care-for-our-troops.html

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    LC Ohio Right Wing Nut says:

    Not to change the subject, but either I am still in a Sam Adams induced haze from last night, or my computer at work is doing funny things, but what in the hell happened to the open thread post DJ had up earlier today?

    I suspect once DJs “personal” web details were revealed, a hissy fit was had, and the thread was axed, IMHO.

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    LC_Salgak growls and barks:

    Mind you, I was listening to “Mornings on the Mall” on WMAL Radio when Rove’s minon stuck both feet in his mouth, all the way up to his scrawny pencil-neck, when they ran out of time (mandatory news/traffic/weather/ads break),

    I was literally shocked that it came from someone who CLAIMED to be Republican: sounded smug and self-assured as any Obot.

    And one of the hosts, Bryan Wilson, was absolutely correct, noting that not only was a can of worms opened, but they were all over the place. Although, considering the guy was a Rovian, I’d say it was more of a full CONEX of worms he’d opened. . .

    And the cherry on top was Rove himself, calling in to Hannity’s radio show on Friday, claiming that if someone was more conservative than him, he/she should prove it in dollars. . .

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    LC CiSSnarl5.7 Chariot Builder growls and barks:

    I suspect once DJs “personal” web details were revealed, a hissy fit was had, and the thread was axed, IMHO.

    Huh What? Where? I saw the post go away – I just figured me and the token liberal pissed off da management cursing at each other enough to dump the thread ….

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    readerjp growls and barks:

    ‘Rove never worked for Reagan!’

    Karl Rove’s claims that he worked in the 1980 Ronald Reagan election campaign – and subsequently played a role in the Reagan White House – are under attack by critics today who say they’re inaccurate.

    “I was the director of the Texas campaign for Ronald Reagan in the fall of 1980 and was appointed to the White House Fellows selection panel,” Karl Rove claimed in an appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s show on Fox News yesterday. “I didn’t meet him [Reagan], he didn’t meet me. But he [Mark Levin] wanted to know where the heck I was then. That’s where I was.”

    Fact-checkers have confirmed they have been unable to find any documentation Rove ever was in any Ronald Reagan election campaign or in the Reagan administration.

    It’s just the latest red flag for members of the conservative wing of the GOP, who for some time have been suspicious of Rove’s organization, the Conservative Victory Project. It was created under the auspices of Rove’s American Crossroads Super PAC.

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/rove-never-worked-for-reagan/#McI45BviSqLqtp06.99

    My goodness, are they saying he’s a liar?

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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    LC Gladiator @ #18:

    You realy don’t think our Jannisaries weren’t eager to sacrifice their breakfasts for the greater splendor of their Glorious Autocrat’s diversion? Why they’re dying to do so! Next they will be sacrificing the firing mechanism from their rifles.
    Have you lost your faith in our self-annointed diety deity?

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    LC Gladiator says:

    I suspect once DJs “personal” web details were revealed, a hissy fit was had, and the thread was axed, IMHO.

    I suspect you’re right.

    BTW, Gunsniper, you guessed the rifle correctly as an Enfield, originally. It’s been converted to .45 ACP and feeds from regular 1911 magazines!
    LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. recently posted..What Is It?My Profile

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    LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd growls and barks:

    LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. @ #24:

    (Chuckles softly…)

    Do I get any points for knowing the guy who built it?

    (His mother told me he’s also making De Lisle reproductions.)

    Small world.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    In the sequestration battle, the office of House speaker John Boehner is serving as Ground Zero in the GOP’s communications offensive. His aides on Friday circulated a photograph of the incriminating lines from Woodward’s book, which promptly zipped around Capitol Hill. GOP lawmakers on Friday afternoon, at the urging of Boehner’s staffers, replaced their Facebook and Twitter avatars with the photograph. The campaign also includes a Twitter hashtag, #obamaquester, and an attempt to change the way Republicans are talking about the issue. “We’re encouraging people to say ‘President Obama’s sequester,’” says Boehner’s press secretary, Brendan Buck.

    “It’s important for people to know that the president was ultimately responsible for conceiving of this idea,” Buck tells National Review Online. “The president has tried to pin [the sequester] on Congress, saying that they came up with it and that they must fix it, when in fact Congress thought this was a terrible mechanism to use,” Buck explains. “This is what the White House insisted on.”

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    I’ve been disappeared? Why am I not surprised?

    Ah well, look who I have to deal with here….

    Really? I could give a shit. I didn’t even find out until a couple of people emailed me to tell me my thread disappeared. I just now found my email.

    Yeah, blame the “liberal”. Blah blah blah.

    As far as my buffer between my online personality and me? I am MORE than comfortable that there is a WIDE buffer. No real “mystery” involved, just a realization early on that the Internet is not a “private” place, so I am one entity on the World Wide Web and yet another in the real world.

    If you haven’t figured that out by now, then you are being awfully reckless.

    Or naive.
    DJ Allyn, Imperial Sound Engineer recently posted..Master of Puppets ~ MetallicaMy Profile

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    LC CiSSnarl5.7 Chariot Builder growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, Imperial Sound Engineer @ #:27

    FYI – I’m not sure what sort of ‘Outing’ took place – I didn’t see anything after I replied to you at all except the thread get deleted. However, I didn’t do it, other than the typical back and forth run of the mill insults that is well mostly Normal between you and I – I said nothing about anything of a personal nature about you. After these many years throwing invective at each other I think you know I wouldn’t either.

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    FUCK FUCK FUCK!

    This should give you an idea of how much “power” I have here. The time limit for editing my comment expired before I could finish it.

    Anyways…

    I will be sending Misha and Darth Venomous my FINAL version of the theme on this website that is intended to scrub any reference to my online persona. At the same time, I will officially request that my account be terminated and any previous posts I have made be removed.

    In other words, my intent is to officially divorce myself from this website altogether.

    Please don’t think that my decision is because I hate people here — I don’t. I just don’t think that I want to be associated in any way — fictional or otherwise — on a political website of ANY political stripe.

    Politics today sickens me. I don’t say this lightly, I honestly MEAN this. Left or Right or anywhere in between. — It makes me fucking SICK.

    Most of you probably have noticed that I am NOT hear as much as I used to be. There are a couple of reasons for that. First, I am pretty busy in my life. Second, the LAST fucking thing I care about is politics right now. Since my absence from here, I have found that I am LESS angry, and have LESS anxiety. It isn’t that I hate anyone here, it is that I hate arguing about shit that NONE of us will make any difference on.

    Let me say this in a different way: EVERY FUCKING THING WE TALK ABOUT HERE MAKE NO FUCKING DIFFERENCE IN ANYTHING.THAT HAPPENS.

    We argue over distractions. Until you figure this shit out you will be stuck in the mediocrity of politics.

    This is a community. I have been proud to be part of it. But now I must move on. I have to cut ties. I’m sorry, but I have to quit.

    Over the years here — since 2003 — I have been called soooo many names been disrespected in more ways than MOST of you would ever permit, but I have volunteered to stay here as a foil to your belief system.

    I can no longer be that foil. I can no longer be that whipping post, and I can no longer be affiliated — even if by a nom de Plume — to this site.

    I will still have my Facebook site for those of you who wish to be in touch. A couple of you actually know who I really am — and I’ve appreciated your discreteness.

    But I must say that this is my official goodbye to the rest of you. This will be my last comment here.

    Misha and DV can expect my final update via email tomorrow .

    I wish you all well. This isn’t personal, this isn’t about “hate”. This is all about MY well being. You can still follow me on my facebook by looking for DJ Allyn. Honestly, I try to make my posts about humor and music, NOT so much about politics.

    I love cats. I have a lot of shit about CATS.

    Good bye.
    DJ Allyn, Imperial Sound Engineer recently posted..Master of Puppets ~ MetallicaMy Profile

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Rove and the RINO Establishment wants a war? Fine. Bring it. And do keep shooting yourselves in the feet, you useless, venal, driveling drooltards.

    Want to put an end to that bullshit ?? Stop voting for the fucking party. Stop listening to the lie that voting for the third party is “voting for the other guy”. Until then, enjoy the stupid that you create.

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    Online Persona:

    EVERY FUCKING THING WE TALK ABOUT HERE MAKE NO FUCKING DIFFERENCE IN ANYTHING.THAT HAPPENS.

    Not sure whether this means we lack influence–or that all of our discussions are, perforce, vain, empty & useless, in which case Daleth Yod‘s work on this site really didn’t count for much either. How dispiriting that’d be.

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    MSimon growls and barks:

    I have this to help speed them on their way:

    Medical Marijuana prohibition is a crime against humanity and a violation of the religious precept – heal the sick.

    http://classicalvalues.com/2013/02/cb2/

    Pass it on.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, Imperial Sound Engineer says:

    I will be sending Misha and Darth Venomous my FINAL version of the theme on this website that is intended to scrub any reference to my online persona. At the same time, I will officially request that my account be terminated and any previous posts I have made be removed.

    In other words, my intent is to officially divorce myself from this website altogether.
    Let me say this in a different way: EVERY FUCKING THING WE TALK ABOUT HERE MAKE NO FUCKING DIFFERENCE IN ANYTHING.THAT HAPPENS.

    This is a community. I have been proud to be part of it. But now I must move on. I have to cut ties. I’m sorry, but I have to quit.

    Over the years here — since 2003 — I have been called soooo many names been disrespected in more ways than MOST of you would ever permit, but I have volunteered to stay here as a foil to your belief system.

    I can no longer be that foil. I can no longer be that whipping post, and I can no longer be affiliated — even if by a nom de Plume — to this site.

    But I must say that this is my official goodbye to the rest of you. This will be my last comment here.

    IF DJ is serious about this, I for one, will be sorry to see him go. Although I LOATHE his POLITICS, it WAS fun jousting with him, and as a person he seems like a good egg. (And he still owes me a beer).

    The skeptic in me however doubts his departure, since this has to be the hundredth time he has said hes leaving. (just sayin)
    Las Vegas gives odds of his leaving (and not returning under a new screename) as 77 to 1. Any bettors?

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Top 10 Examples of Wasteful Federal Spending in 2012
    Emily Goff

    Exotic dancers, robotic squirrels, and a reality TV show in India—your tax dollars supported all of these this year.

    Two reports—“Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012” by The Heritage Foundation and “Waste Book 2012,” a report by the office of Senator Tom Coburn (R–OK)—shed light on these and other examples of Washington’s irresponsible spending.

    If you value your tax dollars, you’re sure to be outraged by these wasteful projects. Following are the top 10 examples, five from each report. Though not necessarily the biggest ticket items, they are no doubt wasteful and representative of Washington’s spending addiction that must end.

    Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012:

    A reality TV show in India. The Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program spends $200 million a year to help U.S. agricultural trade associations and cooperatives advertise their products in foreign markets. In 2011, it funded a reality TV show in India that advertised U.S. cotton.
    Studying pig poop. The Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $141,450 grant under the Clean Air Act to fund a Chinese study on swine manure and a $1.2 million grant to the United Nations for clean fuel promotion.
    Amtrak snacks. Federally subsidized Amtrak lost $84.5 million on its food and beverage services in 2011 and $833.8 million over the past 10 years. It has never broken even on these services.
    Using military exercises to boost biofuels. The U.S. Navy bought 450,000 gallons of biofuels for $12 million—or almost $27 per gallon—to conduct exercises to showcase the fuel and bring it closer toward commercialization. It is the largest biofuel purchase ever made by the government.
    Conferences for government employees. In 2008 and 2009 alone, the Department of Justice spent $121 million to host or participate in 1,832 conferences.

    Waste Book 2012:

    “RoboSquirrel.” $325,000 was spent on a robotic squirrel named “RoboSquirrel.” This National Science Foundation grant was used to create a realistic-looking robotic squirrel for the purpose of studying how a rattlesnake would react to it.
    Cupcakes. In Washington, D.C., and elsewhere across the country, cupcake shops are trending. The 10 cupcake shop owners who received $2 million in Small Business Administration loan guarantees, however, can only boast so much of their entrepreneurial ingenuity, since taxpayers are backing them up.
    Food stamps for alcohol and junk food. Though they were intended to ensure hungry children received healthy meals, taxpayer-funded food stamps were instead spent on fast food at Taco Bell and Burger King; on non-nutritious foods such as candy, ice cream, and soft drinks; and on some 2,000 deceased persons in New York and Massachusetts. Food stamp recipients spent $2 billion on sugary drinks alone. Improper SNAP payments accounted for $2.5 billion in waste, including to one exotic dancer who was making $85,000 per year.
    Beer brewing in New Hampshire. Despite Smuttynose brewery’s financial success and popularity, it is still getting a $750,970 Community Development Block Grant to build a new brewery and restaurant facilities.
    A covered bridge to nowhere. What list of government waste would be complete without a notorious “bridge to nowhere”? In this case, it’s $520,000 to fix the Stevenson Road Covered Bridge in Green County, Ohio, which was last used in 2003.

    Some of this waste hardly amounts to a rounding error by current federal budget standards. However, no spending cut is too small. Congress should root out even small instances of waste. Doing so will build momentum for it to tackle difficult, long-term budget challenges, such as entitlement program reform.

    Fiscal year 2012 is the fourth consecutive year with a trillion-dollar-plus deficit. Total federal debt has surpassed $16 trillion. Federal spending reached $3.6 trillion—or 22.9 percent as a share of the economy—in 2012. Despite these frightening figures, which are on track to worsen, Congress continues to expand government.

    Wasteful spending is intrinsic in big government, because government is concerned primarily with getting checks out the door and only secondarily with spending the money properly.

    As both “Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012” and “Waste Book 2012” warn, it is long past time for Congress to put the brakes on this wasteful spending—full stop.

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    LC Gladiator says:

    IF DJ is serious about this, I for one, will be sorry to see him go. Although I LOATHE his POLITICS, it WAS fun jousting with him, and as a person he seems like a good egg. (And he still owes me a beer).

    The skeptic in me however doubts his departure, since this has to be the hundredth time he has said hes leaving. (just sayin)
    Las Vegas gives odds of his leaving (and not returning under a new screename) as 77 to 1. Any bettors?

    Nice of you to say that. But I am as serious as a heart attack about this. Misha and DV got my email this morning. In case anyone else wants to see the file, you can find and download it here

    http://www.donotspam.org/downloads/

    I am not upset with ANYONE here. In fact, I can honestly say that most of you have been fairly good friends over the years, and I wouldn’t mind seeing any of you on Facebook. It’s just that I can no longer stomach arguing about politics.

    This is what I wrote to Misha and Darth Venomous:

    This decision has been a year in the making, and you probably knew it was coming sooner or later.

    I have been around the Rott since 2003, and it has been a fun time for the most part. It was a great place to go and vent, push some buttons, and argue.

    But in the past year, I haven’t felt that fire any more. In fact, politics is literally making me sick. I don’t see the point any more arguing and/or complaining about something that is never going to change.

    Life isn’t in the Beltway — it is right here, right now. It is our families, our friends, our coworkers. It is our houses, our homes, our hobbies, activities, and entertainment. It is taking a walk, going out for a ride on your motorcycle, doing the chores your wife wants you to do.

    It is HOW you live your life that’s important. A person can go through life trying to find all of the negative things to complain about and will discover there is no shortage of them The more you find, the more upset you get — but even in a perfect world, if you look you will always find them.

    A person can just accept that there are negative things all around and just deal with them if and when they are adversely impacting you. Instead, look for the good things in life. Enjoy the short time we have here. Have some REAL fun.

    Yes, we have fuckwits in the government and circling the government hoping for THEIR chance to be official fuckwits. There always have been and there always will be. Is one any worse than the others? I don’t think so. They are all just necessary evils. But me getting all wound up about one or any of them isn’t accomplishing a damn thing except making my life a hell.

    I have decided to quit the Rott and severe all ties. It isn’t personal, I just can no longer do it. When Gunsniper sent a message to me through my website the other day to tell me that my open thread had been “Nuked”, I didn’t see the message until last night. I don’t know who or why, it went away, but frankly I am glad it did. I posted a non-political humorous graphic that nobody paid attention to. Instead, it immediately devolved into the ugliness that I have been avoiding for the past several months. It only served me as a reminder why I have been pretty much absent for that time.

    So I have put together one last FINAL UPGRADE to the theme on your site. It includes the new version of WordPress 3.5.1 and I have scrubbed the theme of my name. I would appreciate it very much if one of you could take the ten minutes it takes to download the RAR file and upload it to the root of the server. After that, if you would disable and remove my login account, that would be great also.

    I posted my intentions about this last night, and I am sure that there are probably a few who think that I am not going to follow through with this. I think this official request pretty much settles that.

    Like I said, this isn’t personal, and I have no animosity about this. I just need a clean break. We can still talk on Facebook or through my music site. Just not through the meat grinder.

    At any rate, here is where you download the upgrade file:

    So that is it. The rest is waiting on either Misha or DV to follow through.

    LC CiSSnarl5.7 Chariot Builder @ #28:

    Not sure where you got the impression I was even thinking about you when I said what I said. In fact, I was unaware the thread disappeared until I found a comment on MY site telling me that it was gone — and that was two days after the fact.

    I don’t care that it is gone. For that matter, I don’t even know what most of the comments after Tuesday were. I have been a bit busy doing other things.

    As I mentioned in my letter to Misha, this isn’t personal, it is a decision I have been mulling over for about a year now — at least during the few times I even think about this site.

    The fact that I am choosing to make it official and asking for a clean break from here right now is only coincidence. The thread disappearing was probably more of a sign than anything else. It only reminded me that I needed to do this now or continue to procrastinate.

    So take care. If I don’t see any of you over at my facebook page or at my music site, have a good life, and may whatever faith you have bless you.
    DJ Allyn, Imperial Sound Engineer recently posted..Master of Puppets ~ MetallicaMy Profile

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    LC CiSSnarl5.7 Chariot Builder growls and barks:

    Not sure where you got the impression I was even thinking about you when I said what I said. In fact, I was unaware the thread disappeared until I found a comment on MY site telling me that it was gone — and that was two days after the fact.

    It wasn’t so much an impression as I just wanted to be on the record here as having NOT been the one to out any personal information of any sort – lest some folks get the wrong idea. Capish?

    And on that note; I’ll simply say Fair Winds and Following Seas as you move on …..
    LC CiSSnarl5.7 Chariot Builder recently posted..Dumbest of the weekMy Profile

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    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    My Nephew has volunteered his services if you need someone to do maintenance work on the website. He is a web developer by trade, and has said he’d do the work pro-Bono. If any of the head cheeses would like I can provide his phone number privately.

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    LC hilljohnny growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, Imperial Sound Engineer says:

    So take care. If I don’t see any of you over at my facebook page or at my music site, have a good life, and may whatever faith you have bless you.

    i’ll miss you DJ. good luck and good life

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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    I’d like to put my two cents worth in here and suggest to my Liege that he keep DJ’s account open. Just because. :em03:


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