Poker Coverage: Poker Tournaments Casino News Sports Betting Poker Strategy

Thumb_lee-watkinson-blog

Nevada's Neck Tattoo

by Lee Watkinson |  Published: Oct 28, '10

Print-icon
 

I just read the part of Danny’s blog regarding the Andrew Roble controversy and agree with him that he and Tony wound up inadvertently doing Andrew a big favor by boosting his name recognition and respect as a professional. If it is an optional straddle it is wise to decline to increase the volatility of the game, its not like he was encouraging others to straddle with the relatively small stacks. If the straddle is better for the game officially change the structure and make it mandatory.

Last night I had dinner with a very good friend who told me he supports Sharon Angle over Harry Reid in the Nevada senate race because Reid was a liar and a crook and he wanted change.

Reid is a politician so odds are he may well be a liar and crook, most are.

To say you will vote for Angle though is like a teenager who wants to be rebellious and gets a neck tattoo. Harry reid is one of the most powerful senators while Sharon Angle will be the least powerful who will not be taken seriously and won’t be able to help get Nevada out of desperate times. She is a religious fanatic, whose main agenda will be along those lines.

Even if things are bad change is not always for the better. Revolution is not always good, look at the Russian and Iranian revolutions, they didn’t improve things much.

It’s not wise to try to punish someone by hurting yourself even worse.

On a last note I watched president Obama on the daily show and share his frustration that people expect him to effect change over night. Long lasting change for, the better, will obviously take time. I believe he is doing the best he can given the circumstances and system in place.

Lee Watkinson has accumulated nearly $4 million in tournament winnings over his career. His accomplishments include a World Series bracelet in the 2006 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event and an eighth-place finish in the 2007 WSOP main event. Lee is a Full Tilt Pro and uses his poker winnings to help a chimpanzee rescue charity. Learn more about Lee at his website, www.leewatkinson.com.

 
Any views or opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the ownership or management of CardPlayer.com.
 

Comments

LeeW
over 10 years ago

I just looked at the odds and Angle is a 2-1 favorite to win.

 
Reply
 

trentbridge
over 10 years ago

I think the Tea Party will end up damaging the Republican Party. You can't be against almost all forms of Government then expect to use your new-found power wisely! Eventually the lobbyists in DC will corrupt you or you'll end up howling at the moon.
No matter if the Republicans get a majority in the House, they'll be fighting with their Tea Party colleagues more than the Democrats. The biggest issue facing America isn't teaching creationism in schools!

 
Reply
 

John-Berger
over 10 years ago

Trent you say that you can't be against almost all forms of Government then expect to use your new-found power wisely.

I guess you have never heard of Thomas Jefferson. His fight was against big government power. When he came to power his tune change to a more pragmatic stance Ala Louisiana purchase.

My point is he was against all forms of government and used his new-found power very wisely.

Bmpek Harrah's already has their own poker websight the WSOP site. I think they are ready to switch it to a money site. They are getting software practice now.

 
Reply
 

trentbridge
over 10 years ago

One last thought: A Republican House isn't going to push internet poker legislation is it? Be careful of what you wish for!

 
Reply
 

oldeschoolpkrr
over 10 years ago

the same thing was said of Reagan by the left wingers before he was elected...that he was a nut, a wacko, a warmonger...and especially a racist (favorite name from the loony left when they can't win an argument)... He ended up being the 5th greatest president in history (as judged by contemporary historians). And a lot of people voted for him because they couldn't stand Jimmy Carter. I voted for him because he was the truest of true conservatives.
So it doesn't matter if you vote for Sharon Angle because you don't like Reid...just vote for her. Get Reid out. First. Then watch...you will be pleasantly surprised. Never mind the sour grapes of the liberals. They always screw up once they get in power...they don't realize that the American people are center-RIGHT...not left or liberal. In fact liberals are only about 15-18% of the people. Liberals are incredibly dangerous...and they are very very unpopular...except in thier own minds. They actually think they are morally superior, and are smarter...and that we are all dummies and stupid and immoral and of course....racists!
Hey....Lee and Texasturdgobler.......
SEE YOU ONLINE ATER THE ELECTION NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!
Or will you both be too cowardly to show up?

 
Reply
 

L2K4FC
over 10 years ago

Wow, liberals are pond scum. What an intelligent argument for voting republican.

 
Reply
 

dare2
over 10 years ago

People who are concerned with the direction things are going should think globally and act locally. The Tea Party, no matter what you may think of them, has shown grass roots movements are not dead. Get involved and above all else VOTE. And make sure your friends vote. You get a chance to overthrow the government on a regular basis but you can't do it sitting in your Lazy Boy complaining about how everyone is corrupt.

To the revisionist who is in love with Ronald Reagan. Did you know the Gipper raised taxes 4 times during his presidency including the biggest tax hike by any president ever?

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

LeeW

Nice post, agree with most all of it.
But what do you suggest a person concerned with direction things are going do?

-----------

Tea Party

 
Reply
 

LeeW
over 10 years ago

As much as I hate the corporate control of the govt, I will take that over religious control. I would like another option please.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@dare2

To the revisionist who is in love with Ronald Reagan. Did you know the Gipper raised taxes 4 times during his presidency including the biggest tax hike by any president ever?

--------------

And the Gipper also fathered the greatest economic boom in memory.

(By "any president ever," presume you mean any president before him. Otherwise, you're wrong about that, too.)

 
Reply
 

trentbridge
over 10 years ago

POND SCUM?

Always glad to see my tax dollars weren't wasted when a Rush Limbaugh supporter is able to put two FOUR LETTER words that aren't cuss words into a sentence! And they say the RIGHT is full of inarticulate, uneducated, theologically-dogmatic, chronically- naive bumpkins!

Additional kudos for bringing up Reagan before a liberal brings up Kennedy!

 
Reply
 

w1s3guy32
over 10 years ago

Lee, you call Sharon Angle a "religious fanatic".

You same the same thing about Sarah Palin etc..

I'm curious what you think constitutes a "religious fanatic"?

Being Christian? Believing in God?

Please explain.

Bob

 
Reply
 

LeeW
over 10 years ago

Firstly, they don't believe in seperation of church and state. I believe Sharon Angle said social security and social programs should be eliminated because it violated the first comandment.

 
Reply
 

clunker
over 10 years ago

Siena College uses 238 Presidential scholars and historians to rate the Presidents about every 8 years. in the last 30 years the top 5 have been FDR, Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, and Teddy Roosevelt. No other President has been rated in the top 5.JFK was rated in the top 10 3 times but dropped out in last 2 polls. Bill Clinton ranked 12th and would have been rated higher but for his morals. Ronald Reagan was never rated higher then 16th and slipped back to 18th in the latest poll.

 
Reply
 

dare2
over 10 years ago

@Jax Full
Ronald Reagan the "Father of the economic boom?" Hmmmm. Let's see. He tripled the national debt. Had double digit unemployment. Invaded the powerhouse country of Grenada for some reason. Spent billions on the now defunct "Star Wars". To comply with federal mandates he told poor people ketchup counted as a school lunch vegetable which is all the more ironic since it's actually a fruit.
Percentage wise he raised taxes more than any president living or dead.
He was the father of the boom to millionaires only. To everyone else he was a dead beat dad.

 
Reply
 

w1s3guy32
over 10 years ago

Lee, thanks for the reply, perhaps you could site a quote where she said that, I don't dispute it but there may be some context you are leaving out.

Jewish/Christian/Orthodox/Lutheran consider the following as either (in order) "preface" 1,2 or even 3 combined as the first commandment depending on who you talk to.

Mainstream conservative Christians and Christian agnostics pretty much consider #2 the 1st commandment and #1 the "preface". For arguments sake let's go with #2

1st "I am the Lord your God"
2nd "You shall have no other gods before me"
3rd "You shall not make for yourself an idol"

Classic liberals, and there are many, especially in the black community who are mainstream christian believe government is not above god. This common grund ground between classic liberals and todys conservatives is lost in the neo liberal propoganda machine.

Progrssive neo-liberals are increasingly atheist and are waging campaigns to remove the 10 commandments from schools and the use of the word God anywhere.

The subject of seperation of church and state is a good one. Open for allot of debate with allot of good points from all sides.

My point is we are one nation under God. It doesnt mention Christianity or any religeon.

As long as the leaders and people in this country believe in a power greater than ourseleves then the 2nd commandment keeps us all safe from people like Hitler and new wannabe Mesiah's produced from the cult of personality.

One natiion under God.

It's the one principal all religeons agree on.

If you lack all sprituality and believe politicians and the government have a higher authority than God then you are a pure minority in this country and the world.

I sincerely doubt that is the case, but in any event I will pray for you.

Bob

 
Reply
 

L2K4FC
over 10 years ago

@Striike: Agree with most of your post. The only thing I want to say when it comes to religion is for people to not confuse God with The Church [not strictly Christian/Catholic churches either]. The Church is fallible, as are the leaders of The Church.

Thinking globally and acting locally is a great start. We have to change our culture before we can change our government. Until we stop being consumers primarily , the corporations will continue to reign supreme. While that is happening no government can be trusted.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@dare2

Actually you remind me of a Reagan quote: "The trouble with [dumbasses] is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so."

He tripled the national debt.

~~~ He had a DemocRAT House both terms; all money bills originated there

Had double digit unemployment.

~~~ Wrong: "During the Reagan administration, the American economy went from a GDP growth of -0.3% in 1980 to 4.1% in 1988 (in constant 2005 dollars), which reduced the unemployment rate by 1.6pp, from 7.1% in 1980 to 5.5% in 1988, but with peaks of around 9.5% in 1982 and 1983"

Invaded the powerhouse country of Grenada for some reason.

~~~ "The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), then chaired by Eugenia Charles, the Prime Minister of Dominica; as well as the nations of Barbados, and Jamaica appealed to the United States for assistance."

There were also US medical students trapped on the island

Spent billions on the now defunct "Star Wars".

~~~ Those billions destroyed the USSR

To comply with federal mandates he told poor people ketchup counted as a school lunch vegetable which is all the more ironic since it's actually a fruit.

~~~ Whether fruit or vegetable, consider this: if tomatoes have any nutritional value at all then ketchup does also -- ketchup is made from tomatoes

Percentage wise he raised taxes more than any president living or dead.
He was the father of the boom to millionaires only.

~~~That's totally cracked -- you sure you don't mean national debt?

"...the top marginal individual income tax rate fell from 70% to 28%, and there was a "major reversal in the tax treatment of business income", with effect of "reducing the tax bias among types of investment but increasing the average effective tax rate on new investment." Roger Porter, another architect of the program, acknowledges that the program was weakened by the many hands that changed the President's calculus, such as Congress."

To everyone else he was a dead beat dad.

~~~ Smear

* Reagan actually said "our liberal friends."

 
Reply
 

dsgnr4hire
over 10 years ago

you blame the democrats for tripling the national debt (He had a DemocRAT house both terms, all money bills originated there) and yet you don't give them credit for the so-called Reagan's accomplishments. what you're saying is: Reagan accomplished a lot by himself without the help of Congress and when he screwed up, it's because of Congress! what a concept...lol. as the RI governatorial candidate carpio would say...you can take your baloney statistic and shove it!

 
Reply
 

LeeW
over 10 years ago

Is corn a vegetable? ketchup,and soda pop both have lots of corn(syrup).

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@LeeW

Firstly, they don't believe in seperation of church and state.

---------

I think they probably said the same thing Christine O'Donnell said; that separation of church and state isn't in the Constitution.

It isn't.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@striike

You certainly are a creative thinker. But, to answer your final question: one practice is (allegedly) making investments, the other is gambling.

 
Reply
 

LeeW
over 10 years ago

Playing poker is investing but at least has rules and a fairly even playing field

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@LeeW

The stockmarket is rigged.

--------

Must be rigged in favor of Seniors 'cause most pension funds are invested in the stock market

 
Reply
 

LeeW
over 10 years ago

How's that working out last few years?

 
Reply
 

dare2
over 10 years ago

There you go again, JaxFull, revising history. Rush Limbaugh would be proud.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@LeeW

How's that working out last few years?

----------

Pension appreciation isn't a short haul proposition. It's what you carry over the finish line fifty years out that counts.

I can say this, if my FICA taxes had been put in the market back in 1956 I'd have millions today in an account I could leave to my kids instead of a piddly government check that will only survive to my wife for as long as she lives.

(Social Security is a Ponzi scheme.)

 
Reply
 

LeeW
over 10 years ago

I agree about Social Security being a ponzi scheme.
I would guess that as the rules have become rigged more towards the insiders that someone putting there money in the market or a mutual fund hasn't/won't even keep pace with inflation.

 
Reply
 

clunker
over 10 years ago

Jax you are presuming alot that you would have millions today if you had control of what you paid into FICA. Not long ago there were 1000's of people bragging about how much they had because they had control over their own retirement funs. Then one morning they wokeup to find they were dead ass broke and their dreams shattered. ENRON Or you could have put that FICA money in Sears-Roebuck who decided one day that all the stock that had been issued over the last 100 years or so was actually worthless so they declared all that stock worthless and issued new stock that the suckers were suppose to take their word for was actually worth something. Maybe you would not have put that FICA money in the Tech Boom and lost it all. Or maybe you are right and you would have millions now while millions would have nothing. There is nothing in this world more dangerous then a starving man and that would be the end result of your system. Better that everyone have a little bit then a few have everything.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@LeeW

I agree about Social Security being a ponzi scheme.

---------------

Well, if that's the case the stock market is a better deal for your retirement funds.

If the market ever goes to nothing as SS is going, we can turn out the lights because this country will be over.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@striike

As far as ponzi schemes go. Open your eyes. the entire economy is a ponzi scheme, our government is a ponzi scheme, the world economy is a ponzi scheme. To single out a single instance of it is silly.

--------------

Either you don't know what a Ponzi scheme is or you need to consider getting a lease on a nice cave in Tora Bora.

 
Reply
 

b_durr
over 10 years ago

Who is Lee Watkinson? Does he play poker or just take care of monkey's and make jewlery?

and seriously....

One sure way to kill a poker game is talk politics... even worse than nagging the Nit/Donks

 
Reply
 

w1s3guy32
over 10 years ago

@b_durr
-------------------
One sure way to kill a poker game is talk politics... even worse than nagging the Nit/Donks
-------------------

Politics is the only fun thing to talk about here.

Nothing could glaze my eyes more than reading how Lee played A-Rag from the button against a raise and a re-raise.

We need more poker bloggers (especially liberal ones) making controversial political comments or this site may die a silent death.

Bob

 
Reply
 

L2K4FC
over 10 years ago

@b_durr

"One sure way to kill a poker game is talk politics... even worse than nagging the Nit/Donks"

Are we in a poker game here?

 
Reply
 

LeeW
over 10 years ago

I'm always playing poker while I write on here.

 
Reply
 

L2K4FC
over 10 years ago

Literally or figuratively....or both? Life is one big poker game after all isn't it?

 
 

oldeschoolpkrr
over 10 years ago

NOTICE HOW THE LIBERALS ARE ALREADY MUNCHING ON SOUR GRAPES????
So now...'it is our entire system, and the 2 party system, and our constitution, and religion....and corporations....that are all wrong and terrible....and isn't the whole world just awful!!!????'

When their messiah Obama won in 2008...it was '''what a wonderful system, and country, and party system to elect a (1/2) black man!!!???'

Liberals....just shut the f... up!!!! take your medicine like a man for once instead of crying!! You are going to get your ASSES KICKED... Shut the f..k up and maybe you can learn something, such as;

1. America is not liberal, and we as a country can't stand liberals

2. If Obummer keeps talking acting the role of a sickening left winger, in love with govt spending...we will throw him out, and whatever is left of the Democrats...in 2012

3. When it comes to politics, the American people are conservative...and they are telling the govt 'my way or the hi way'

See you Next week Texasturdgobler and Lee Watkinson.....after the election...

bwahahaahahahahahahahahaha.....

 
Reply
 

LeeW
over 10 years ago

The people are unhappy and want to lash out. In Nevada they are voting for someone who will only make things worse in their state. Educated republican business leaders in the state almost all support Reid because they realize this.
This woman's handlers are doing a samrt thing, she has refused to talk to anyone untill after the election for a while now.
I still think Reid will probably win, but scarrrry close.

 
Reply
 

L2K4FC
over 10 years ago

@LeeW, Striike...-maybe others..you might find this article interesting:

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_phantom_left_20101031/

 
Reply
 

clunker
over 10 years ago

Yes Olde the electorate is going to hand the Dems. their asses tomorrow and they deserve it.. And 6 monthes or a year from now the people will realize these empty suits and skirts are no different then the Libs you so love to hate and blame for everything. They will screw up as they always do because they like the Dems are a bunch of arrogant corrupt assholes who do not listen to the people just the special interest groups. An anarchist is a person who believes in the violent over throw of the elected or ruling goverment. Bomb throwers. A religious fanatic would be a person who wants to impose their warped moral beliefs on every one.

 
Reply
 

L2K4FC
over 10 years ago

@Clunker: you said, "An anarchist is a person who believes in the violent over throw of the elected or ruling goverment."

That is NOT what anarchists believe in or stand for. For anyone else reading this please don't take Clunker's opinion as fact. It's a stereotype about as deserving as "all Muslims are terrorists" or "all priests molest kids".

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@striike

Get to Tora Bora, man. While there's still time!

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@L2K4FC

@Clunker: you said, "An anarchist is a person who believes in the violent over throw of the elected or ruling goverment."

That is NOT what anarchists believe in or stand for.

----------

You deny the dictionary knows what an anarchist is?

an·ar·chist
[an-er-kist]
–noun

2. a person who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society and government, with no purpose of establishing any other system of order in the place of that destroyed.

 
Reply
 

clunker
over 10 years ago

Merriam- Webster Dictionary. Anarchist 1] A person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power. 2] A person who believes in, advocates, or promotes anarchism or anarchy, especially: one who uses violent means to over throw the established order. Jax sounds like you and the dictionary are describing
a bomb thrower to me. You quote me then then give a definition from the dictionary which says exactly what I said. What is the differnce please.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@clunker

No, my post was directed at L2K4FC.You and I agree on what an anarchist is.

 
Reply
 

L2K4FC
over 10 years ago

@jax../clunker:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism

sorry if I generalized. What I should have said was that not ALL anarchists promote, partake, require etc violence as a means to an end. Anarchists have a bad rap like a lot of other non mainstream groups do. Sorry to redirect you to this site because it is very in depth, not just a few sentences to read and repost.

 
Reply
 

oldeschoolpkrr
over 10 years ago

Lee Watkinson says people are angry and are lashing out......
Yes Lee, but you forgot to complete that sentence.....

They are angry at Obama, Harry Reid and Pelosi.....

And they are lashing out at them and the rest of the liberals...

Anger at liberals...EMBRACE IT!!!!!!!

Use it to motivate,...

And Nevadans...remember there are 2 Reids on the ballot so...

F L U S H T W I C E

 
Reply
 

texasroadgambler
over 10 years ago

Interesting how political discussions bring out the troglodyte knuckle draggers.

You know who you are.

If you are a hillbilly wearing bib overalls and drinking corn liquour from a jug sitting in a rocking chair on the porch of a dog trot house, you know that you are one.

We have one on this blog.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@texasroadgambler

That would be corn likker, sir.

 
Reply
 

clunker
over 10 years ago

Olde the reality is that Americans trust Lib. Dems. more then they do Con. Repubs. 39% to 34%. The differrence in this election is going to be the people who go and actually vote. Thats why if this group does not produce immediately they are gone in 2 years or 6 years. Most indicators at this point are towards trying to defeat the Pres. in 2 years not good solid governing. But we shall see.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@clunker
Olde the reality is that Americans trust Lib. Dems. more then they do Con. Repubs. 39% to 34%.

----------

Where'd that number come from?

 
Reply
 

oldeschoolpkrr
over 10 years ago

Now that the Republicans have

1. gained control of the house and put the biggest BUTTKICKING on the Lib-tard democrats since the 1940s

2. gained several seats in the senate to render the democrats POWERLESS there. And by the way, the Republicans will control it outright in 2 years

3. COMPLETELY BITCH SLAPPED OBUMMER and his socialist-liberal agenda

4. set the stage for a republican president to be elected in 2 years

How is it going for you TEXASTURDGOBLER???????

How are you feeling there Lee Watkinson??????

Do you both get it yet????? Learn anything?????

Oh thats right...you are the only smart ones, and the vast majority of us americans can only marvel at your great intellects, and we can only long to sitt at your infinite wisdom and humbly bow at your wonderful political instincts....and worship your lord and messiah Obummer from afar....

HA! Liberals are such a hoot!!!!

 
Reply
 

L2K4FC
over 10 years ago

Dude..........???????

 
Reply
 

LeeW
over 10 years ago

Good for the people of Nevada!

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@LeeW

Good for the people of Nevada!

-----------

They'll find out. Same with California.

They keep taking the car back to the same incompetent mechanics and then wonder why it doesn't run so well.

 
Reply
 

oldeschoolpkrr
over 10 years ago

Lee Watkinson says 'good for the people of Nevada'....

He still doesn't get it!!!!!

Incredible!!!!!

You really think that corrupt old bastard Harry Reid has been good for Nevada? Why Lee...because he is a democrat liberal????
Do you really think Nevada is happy today????

In 2 years Repbulicans will take over the senate...even democrats acknowledge that.....there are so many more democrats that are up for election, and retiring...

So in 2 years Harry Reid will no longer run anything at all. Even now...his majority is no longer 60-40 like it was in January of this year...it is down to around 51-49. Do you really think he has any more power left even in the next 2 years? And he only got 50% of your vote...which means half of your state hates him.

Good for Nevada?????

Liberals are such a hoot!!!!!

 
Reply
 

emetjr
over 10 years ago

Harry Reid good for Nevadans? Unemployment in Nevada was just under 5% in Jan 09 it now stands just above 14%. Harry is doing a great job backing a President who tells people not to visit Las Vegas. Nevadans did have enough common sense not to elect his son Governor. How many voting machines were preprogramed for Harry? How many illegals voted for Harry? Harry taught "How To Steal An Election 101" good job professor.

 
Reply
 

clunker
over 10 years ago

The poll was ABC News/ Washington Post. The numbers I quoted were older numbers that were reported on tv news and newspapers weeks ago. A later poll Oct. 25 thru 28 shows registered voters trusting Dems. 45% Repubs. 40%. Likely voters Dems. 41% Repubs. 44%. Reid won in Nev. like Coons won in Del. because the alternative was just to bad to stomach it had nothing to do with illegal aliens or stealing the election the person running against Reid is just a horrible person and the person running against Coons was just an idiot. The Republicans missed out on a golden oppurtunity to take control of both houses of goverment[ all they had to do was nominate decent people and not get run over by the tea party]. Which would not have been a bad thing as long as both sides can sit down and work out what is best for America since both parties have proven they cannot be trusted or given control of all facets of goverment. Democrats lost big time in the election the Republicans just lost earlier in the primaries.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@clunker
Democrats lost big time in the election the Republicans just lost earlier in the primaries.

------------

You talk out both sides of yer yap. The Republicans lost in the primaries -- hence, the Tea Partiers won. Then the Tea Partiers won the election big time. Tea Partiers lookin' good!

More @clunker: The Republicans missed out on a golden oppurtunity to take control of both houses of goverment[ all they had to do was nominate decent people and not get run over by the tea party].

Had it not been for the Tea Party the Republicans would still be sitting in the back of Obama's bus.

Get this figgered out before 2012 or you'll be back there, too -- as it goes over the cliff.

 
Reply
 

texasroadgambler
over 10 years ago

Jax:

You wrote: "Get this figgered out before 2012 or you'll be back there, too -- as it goes over the cliff."

The "bus" of which you write has been "going over the cliff" for some time.

The American democracy has devolved into the American facism controlled by big banks and Wall Street, aided and abetted by the corrupt Congress of the U.S.

Oh and yes, they just put a little LSD into the voting public's water supply to keep them delusional.

Neither party is going to do anything for Main Street. There's no money in that, and besides Main Street provides the endless supply of booty for the thieves.

 
Reply
 

clunker
over 10 years ago

1st the tea party holds very few seats and very little power if the Republicans want to ignore them in the Congress. And the reason they do not control the Senate today is because of the tea party though Rand Paul can sink the ship if he so chooses. 4 prominate members of the tea party were asked on tv what they would cut to make the goverment smaller, 3 could come up with no cuts and 1 came up with a whopping 1 billion $ Cut. Realistically to get to a smaller goverment Medicare, Medicaid , SS, Defense and entitlements need to be drastically cut because they make up 80% of the federal budget. As far as talking out of my yap the Republican incumbents who lost to tea partiers in the primaries would have also swamped the Dems. in this election.

 
Reply
 

oldeschoolpkrr
over 10 years ago

jax.....

never mind replying to texasturdgobler. he is an ancient old burnout, who hates everybody (which means of course he hates himself). he views life like a jaded old addicted gambler would....that since he is obviously going to hell, then so is the whole country, etc.

you are right about 2012. 2010 ws the first installment. if the republicans keep looking straight ahead and do what they were elected to do...and keep pressusre on OBUMMER....then we will have a new president in 2012 (I hope Paul Ryan of Wisconsin or maybe Mike Huckabee)...and we definately will keep the House and sweep the senate. It is all up to the Republicans in the new house. If they act like republicans, and not make the mistake of compromising with the socialist in the white house....we will be fine. In the meantime...keep on confronting the liberal degenerates like Watkinson and Texasturdgobler.....believe me you will end up winning....

 
Reply
 

texasroadgambler
over 10 years ago

Come on now, oldeschool. Weren't those ten new pair of bib overalls, the year supply of chew tobacky, and that shiny new brass spitoon enough of a peace offering from me to you?

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@clunker
As far as talking out of my yap the Republican incumbents who lost to tea partiers in the primaries would have also swamped the Dems. in this election.

---------

Electing a gaggle of Mike Castle Republicans wouldn't have made any difference in the Obama agenda so what would be gained? The Tea Party won this election for conservatives!

Without the heat of the T.P, without them going into the streets and waking up the rest of America, this election would have been no big deal. The election coalesced around them.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@tex

Neither party is going to do anything for Main Street.

--------

But we have to keep trying. Relearn some of history's lessons. Ronald Reagan didn't have a chance. The Contract With America was DOA. The Tea Parties were just a bunch of kooks and goobers. Yet, all of these reversed -- or at least stalled -- the predations of the DemocRATS and socialists (ah, but I repeat myself).

 
Reply
 

texasroadgambler
over 10 years ago

Jax:

If you believe that "we have to keep trying", then assignment of ownership of the decline of our society to Democrats and socialists is not helpful. If you really think that we can rescue the country from the thieves that I have pointed out previously, then it will take the same kind of united spirit that we showed after 9/11.

I am an unlikely cynic, but alas I think that the American public will continue to tilt at windmills until they abandon their tribalism.

The only wakeup call may be in the form of a 21st century model of the soup kitchen of the 1930s.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@oldeschoolpkrr

I don't agree with a lot of what texasroadgambler writes but I respect his opinions for two reasons: 1) I'm also a Texan and 2) generally, his thoughts are lucid and well expressed. All things considered, being from Texas is his high card.

 
Reply
 

clunker
over 10 years ago

It remains to be seen if they can govern wisely. If the tea party actually can get anything done they will break away from the Republican party and form a 3rd party. As far as Castle or other moderate Republicans being pushed aside by people who are just to radical[O'Donnell,Angle] to be elected the Republicans just did 2 years of basically shutting down the goverment and saying no you can't to the President by toeing the line; even their moderates. The reality is the tea party cost the Republicans dearly. The question that begs to be ansawered is how are they going to make goverment smaller With out alienating the senior citizens and hawks. The cutting has to start with SS Medicaid,Medicare and Defense because these plus entitlement programs make up 80% of the Federal budget. and who has the guts to do that. And I did not say you were talking out of your yap you said I was. For America's sake I hope common sense prevails but I have my doubts.

 
Reply
 

LeeW
over 10 years ago

I am afraid the horse may have already left the barn.
I don't see us getting out of this by cutting spending and raising taxes, especially while politicians will be punished by the public for doing so. I am afriad we will have to just continue to devalue the dollar as the way out. Then eventually we will peg our currency to gold(or something) again, but only after it is almost worthless.

 
Reply
 

oldeschoolpkrr
over 10 years ago

jax.....

being from texas makes every word of filth and stupidity that vomits forth from the hateful idot mouth of the turdgobler ok?
George Bush is from texas....wonder what your buddy the texasturdgobler would say about that fellow texan?

sorry, but being a texan does not preclude anyone from being a blooming flaming loser. texas is a fine state, and you are all fellow southerners...but in the case of the turdgobler....texas crapped out not a high card...but an all time hand that is simply drawing dead......who happens to be physically, morally and mentally every bit the reprobate......

 
Reply
 

texasroadgambler
over 10 years ago

Easy now, oldeschool. Sitting at the keyboard in the public library with your face bright red, your blood pressure dangerously high, your cortisol levels almost off the chart is sure to draw attention to yourself. Someone may call the man with the net.

Go on home now and lie down. Try to think about someone other than me.

You'll have a better day tomorrow.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@texasroadgambler
If you really think that we can rescue the country from the thieves that I have pointed out previously, then it will take the same kind of united spirit that we showed after 9/11.

---------

I don't think the Rodney King formula or singing Kumbaya at the river will do any more for the country then what we've always had. I believe in the competition of ideas and the hegemony of conservatism. We'll have a great country again when people finally wake up and vote right.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@clunker
The question that begs to be ansawered is how are they going to make goverment smaller With out alienating the senior citizens and hawks. The cutting has to start with SS Medicaid,Medicare and Defense because these plus entitlement programs make up 80% of the Federal budget.

------------

At some point everyone who receives a government check is going to have to feel the heat. If they can't take it and they continue to vote for administrations such as what we've had the last four years then we can all ride the donkey to bankruptcy together.

The cutting should begin by eliminating the departments of energy, commerce and education. Once that's done the electorate will know that Congress means business and are more likely to go along.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@LeeW
I don't see us getting out of this by cutting spending and raising taxes, especially while politicians will be punished by the public for doing so.

---------

The solution is actually to cut spending _and_ taxes which will raise revenues to the treasury just like it did under Ronald Reagan.

I don't see us going back to the gold standard but I agree that the politicians will likely take the easy way out. That means monetizing the debt which is essentially what you said.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@oldeschoolpkrr
being from texas makes every word of filth and stupidity that vomits forth from the hateful idot mouth of the turdgobler ok?

--------------

I haven't detected any language like that.

Yet.

(Was it a one-outer that hit on the river that got you so torked?)

 
Reply
 

oldeschoolpkrr
over 10 years ago

jax...

I guess you are right...I shouldn't let the turdgobler influence my pleasure at seeing idiological soulmates getting booted from the gov't. But you haven't been reading the crap from him that the rest of us has. I am surprised you haven't gotten the full extent of his stupidity yet, since you are a conservative. To him all of us are backwoods inbred dope and of course all of us are racists...that is the liberal go-to line when they lose an arguement. Can you imagine an 85 year old from texas (maybe he is older than that) calling anyone else a racist? Could it be that is what he sees in himelf? After all unlike me, he actually lived thru jim crow...(and damn well participated in it I am sure). I am in my 40's, and have not spent my whole life surrounded by degenerate gamblers. I actually own a business, and it is not connected to poker or gambling...unlike that old reprobate. Anyhow...the election should be enough to humble him and shut him up....and also educate the worthless old fart about calling opponents of Obummer a racist. Because the vast majority of America just voted against his messiah in the elections...I guess actually he probably believes they are all racists too...

 
Reply
 

texasroadgambler
over 10 years ago

oldeschool has used the pejorative term "Beaners" on these blogs when referring to Mexican Americans.

That qualifies him as a racist.

 
Reply
 

JohnnyOnTheSpot
over 10 years ago

For future reference, please understand that referring to him as "Obummer" invalidates any points you make. It'd be funny to a 10-year-old, but I presume we're all adults here. The fact that you've repeated it five times already means that you think it's funny enough to keep saying, which very much calls into question your level of maturity and thus the points you make in general.

And as TRG pointed out, "beaners" doesn't help your cause, either. Seriously, we're not in junior high anymore. What's next? Are you going to call someone "gay" and laugh like it's an insult?

 
Reply
 

JohnnyOnTheSpot
over 10 years ago

Regarding whether Harry Reid has been good for Nevada:

No, he has not been good for Nevada, and as such a polarizing figure, he hasn't been good for the U.S. in general with all of his gloating over the Democratic takeover two years ago.

But all of that was irrelevant in this race, because unfortunately Angle was bat-sh*t crazy, ignorant, and incompetent. She made horrible, racist jokes, was against abortion (even after rape or incest), doesn't understand the first amendment, and talks to an imaginary friend. Plus, how does the fact that she refused to talk about her positions on things for the weeks coming up to the elections not scare the crap out of you? If she's afraid of voicing her own opinions on the issues because it might keep her out of office ... shouldn't that keep her out of office?

The only thing Harry Reid had going for him in this election was that he wasn't Sharron Angle. As a left-leaning moderate, I was going to vote for anyone but Reid to get him out ... and then came Angle.

Sorry, no matter how much you hate Reid, wishing Angle upon Nevada is just being stubborn and short-sighted.

 
Reply
 

oldeschoolpkrr
over 10 years ago

Obummer is appropriate and funny. I wonder what terms you and your friends have used in refferring to George Bush? Oh yeah...you and your liberal cohorts never use terms like that do you....
He is a lousy, unqualified, disaster of a president, and will be voted out in 2012. The fact that you think we should all worship him because of his race (or 1/2 race) qualifies you as unable to criticize me or anyone else. I cannot stand Obummer, and like Rush Limbaugh I HOPE HE FAILS. (adn so far he has failed)

As far as the 'beaner's' quote....to that worthless old liberal fart texasturdgobler...me reffering to the dietary habits of the illegal invading infestation of people from the south of our border (THEY ARE NOT MEXICAN AMERICAN...THEY ARE NOT AMERICAN AT ALL>>>AND NOW WITH THIS NEW CONGRESS THEY NEVER WILL BE) qualifies calling me a racist? They eat a lot of beans...no? What the hell does that do with their race? And by the way....when has someone from Mexico been classified as a 'Race' anyway? There is caucasian, there is negroid, etc....but according to Texasturdgobler...now 'mexican' is a race????????

In his ancient old age, the turdgobler has fallen hook line and sinker for POLTICAL CORRECTNESS!!!! What a hoot!!! Hey turdgobler...why don't you get with your BEANER friends and go to the border and help some more of them invade our beautiful country, and continue its slide down to the level of mexico...which is a corrupt 3rd world slum......
And by all means keep watching MSNBC...I hear that next they might classify Lithuanians as a race next......

 
Reply
 

texasroadgambler
over 10 years ago

Calmate, cabron. You live in a state full of Mexican Americans, many of whom are citizens.

Damn, you're expensive!! Now I see that I'm going to have to send to you a years supply of tonic for your hoof in mouth disease. I hope that I can get it to you in time. You're displaying late-stage symptoms.

Or then again, could it be that you're just unarmed in a battle of wits?

 
Reply
 

JohnnyOnTheSpot
over 10 years ago

Appropriate and funny for a 10-year-old, like I said. Not funny for anyone of average to high intelligence. And no, we didn't have any cute, childish terms for Bush. 1) We were adults, and 2) Saying "Bush" was insult enough.

Regardless, definitely continue using the term, I just wanted to make you aware that it isn't doing you any favors and immediately discredits any points you make. Good luck.

 
Reply
 

clunker
over 10 years ago

OK Jax you do away with the Dept. of Commerce, energy and Education to lower spending. You then extend[this is not a new tax as some people claim they were due to expire Jan. 1st 2011] the Bush tax cuts for everyone. 2010 budget is 1.2 or 1.3 trillion $ over budget. Your cuts in spending plus the extension of the Bush tax cuts, the 2011 budget will be some where aruond 1.5 trillion over budget. I am not for tax increases but the last 6 years with the Bush tax cuts proves that cutting taxes does not necessarily translate into economic boom times just means a few people get wealthy while most lose ground.

 
Reply
 

oldeschoolpkrr
over 10 years ago

wrong you are again, oh senor loco.

I live in North Carolina, which has a large population of illegal alien invaders, who have increased the crime rate and especially highway deaths due to their lovely national habit of drunk driving without insurance. An illegal just killed a young father of 4 just yesterday here in the Charlotte area. North Carolina stupidly used to give licenses to illegals, and therefore they flocked here like locusts. By the time the idiot democrats who ran the state stopped that dumb practice, we had unfortunately so many of them that we are now in the process of having our own version of Arizona's law. Except ours is much more practical and realistic version. Anyone that is arreested and taken to police headquarters here...is identified as to their status. If found to be alien...they are turned over for deportation...no if and or buts....and they are shipped the hell out of here.
One more thing...the beaners that are here...they have adifferent attitude then where you are. They think they have a right to be in CA, TX or AZ or NV...because they once used to own it. They don't pull that shit here. We kick their lousy asses out no matter what. They are not liked here, nor welcome...and there is legislation in the works here that will solve the problem. The solution is fining the employers and jailing them if necessary. Once they can't find work...hopefully they will deport themselves.
And also hopefully, when they go back to mexico...on the way, they will pick your old carcass up and take you there to.

 
Reply
 

LeeW
over 10 years ago

I just wish I would have taken the 2-1 odds.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@clunker
I am not for tax increases but the last 6 years with the Bush tax cuts proves that cutting taxes does not necessarily translate into economic boom times just means a few people get wealthy while most lose ground.

------------

That simply isn't true. When you consider Bush inherited a recession followed nine months later by 9/11 and its financial disruption, his tax cuts performed a miracle. Without them we would have had the Obama economy immediately instead of in 2009. Bush gave us at least 7 years of full employment and financial security.

It's just too bad the DemocRATS had already lit the fuse on the eventual collapse by letting Jimmuh Cahtuh saddle us with the CRA.

 
Reply
 

clunker
over 10 years ago

The current recession started some time between 2001 and 2003. The facts are Bush had 8 years to correct this and get America out of this mess. He cut taxes which did nothing except take a balanced budget and turn it into a huge deficit. The facts are that Obama inherited a much worse situation from Bush and Republicans were marching in the streets 30 days after his inauguration calling for his impeachment.

 
Reply
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@clunker
Rubbish. Bush provided, at minimum, seven years of prosperity. People were working, interest rates were low and the stock market was high. This was despite what happened on 9/11 or the recession he inherited.

The wheels came off when the housing market tanked thanks to Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank. (See CRA)

 
Reply
 

clunker
over 10 years ago

It's always some one elses fault not my guy. Not that he is because its to soon after his Presidency but most presidential historians consider Bush 1 of the 3 worst Presidents ever. If you want to point the finger Reagan is the reason we are where we are today. He supposedly cut taxes ; when in reality he just shifted the taxing burden to the states to fend for themselves. And ever since the states have had trouble with their budgets,because of federal unfunded mandates. 1 trillion in tax cuts of which 900 billion goes to the top 2% richest that's not a lot of prosperity unless you already have it made. The Republican leadership is already throwing the TP's under the bus McConnell is the king of the earmarks and Boenher is owned lock stock and barrel by the special interests. Both parties share the blame for the problems that afflict America today and it is absurd to say that one man or one party is to blame.

 
Reply
 
 
Newsletterbanner Twitterbanner Fbbanner
 

Most Viewed Blogs