Imus's wife lived on my street when I was a youngin'. How she could sleep with that man is a mystery to me.
This has nothing to do with the interview I know. Just something I think about every time I see him.
I tend to agree with Levin. Can't we even escape from the Obamas at the Oscars? Do we have to see them everywhere? Do they constantly have to show how well-connected they are on every entertainment format for the low-information voter? Well, maybe that's it. The Democrats are now convinced that the only way to win future elections with the low-information voter is to get the same publicity that a movie star gets. And, after they last election, they're probably right.
Mark Levin is right we need to move away from upper east side for Governors for President and he nailed it how stupid sequester or rather sequeSCARE is.. It's only 2% of spending, spending that is higher than previous years of Obama presidency.. It just keeps going up and up..
here's another video you really must watch:
This is how to resist properly!
So when a clean shaven, english speaking member of Hezbollah drives up to one of these check points, you think there is a proper way for that individual(s) to resist? Colliemum, I expect better from you.
Sorry to have disappointed you - but I hope you did note that these checks were not Border checks, but were much further inland.
As for the clean shaven etc Hezbollah member: he'd have perfect papers, wouldn't he.
So therefore American citizens must now legitimate themselves whenever DoH bureaucrats decide to set up a checkpoint, must they?
There had been no crime committed so that drivers had to be checked, there was no security incident/shootings going on. Else the reactions of the officials would've been different.
Checks are legitimate at Border crossings, checking on people just like that, for no reason except that they think they can do it is not good enough.
Unfortunately, until this government accepts the fact that Islam is detrimental to it's existance as we know it . . .yes, we will remain subject to these ridiculus self-defeating efforts. BTW . . .not all the stops in that video were, as you characterize, 'much further inland'. The Canadian border is as vulnerable as the border with Mexico.
We need more of this from other state GOP in regards to Shelby voting for Hagel: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/alabama-republicans-upset-shelby-supporting-hagel_704704.html
Mark was being polite. I heard his groan "oh hear it comes, I will not call him an idiot (my interpretation of Mark's groan)".
As this is an Open Thread, here's a hugely interesting video - on dogs!
It is a BBC programme, and as they cannot be watched in the USA, this youtube video is just the ticket for you dog lovers.
If you've got an hour to spare, do watch it - and I promise, it is not full of Border Collies!
I believe he missed an opportunity to explain to the low or no information
voters who listen to IMUS (LOL) that the sequestration is cuts to future growth
of expenditures, not 2% of what is spent today. Also, the recent 2% temporary reduction in payroll taxes was eliminated so in effect they cancel each other
All I know is that the federal government in 2000-2008 took in approximately
2.0 to 2.4 trillion. Obama is spending 2.7 trillion or thereabouts. Where
is that money coming from besides printing presses?
Yes! Levin loves Love it or List it!
LILI beats the Oscars anytime... imho.
Hilary Farr... awesome!
There's a reason they call him "the great one".
Don Imus, however, kinda, sorta, needs someone to wipe his chin.
Too many repeats. They've started the Vancouver edition... it's not bad, but you gotta go far to beat Farr.
You know what... you're absolutely right... Jillian Harris on the Vancouver edition of LILI... and worked on the Bachelor/Bachelorette I've only just started watching the Vancouver edition, I didn't know her background before.
Bloody Canadians! Half of Hollywood is taken over by liberal Canadians. Blame Canada for the ills of Hollywood and their bedfellow Hussein Obama.
Love it or List It is a very popular Canadian show out of Toronto.
I think they will be trying an LA version, but I have not found anything on it, and Google almost often defaults to Canadian content when doing a search, so I really don't know if there is a US version of the show, but it is very popular here, everyone loves it, and maybe Levin is doing the unthinkable... pilfering Canadian shows through his satellite disk. The traitor! : )
Here's a 34 second snippet of the show. Hilary is the designer, and David is the Real Estate guy. And Hilary ain't no Bachelorette, that's for sure.
Toronto's Cabbagetown is the largest and most continuous Victorian residential area in North America... and they are in desperate need of renovation and they make up the bulk of Love It or List It's projects.
Well, I don't think the US gets to see those episodes. Isn't that with Jillian who was The Bachelorette?
Holy crap, we watch the same TV shows!! Levin is great!! On the other hand, Imus is the worst POS i have ever had the displeasure of listening to. It burns my ears!!!
Christie can win.
Can we get off of this already? Romney was supposed to win. McCain was supposed to win. Did these RINO types ever take a history course? Were they ever taught to learn from it? Enough already.
Agreed, but I might add that Romney did win, but unfortuantely it was stolen from him. That's how I apporoach this subject now. I will grant you though that Romney was a RINO and he was shoved down our throats by the eiltist big government GOP establishment (wow, that's a mouthful)!
Or, we can make the argument that it shouldn't be close enough to steal!
Romney had so many opportunities that he just frittered away and played prevent defense the entire time. He peaked at the first debate and then lost his nerve. Kind of what we predicted all along: that he had no problem attacking Newt and Santorum with gusto, but when it came to Obama, it was kid glove treatment. The same old moderate schtick.
That's not unusual in any election. There's never been 100% turnout of registered voters.
Conservatives did not stay home. They voted. Independents voted overwhelmingly for Romney. The turnout, in general was massive. Republican turnout was massive. Obama carried the middle. The "undecideds."
A lot of folks think Chris Christie's embrace of Comrade Barack al-Husseini Vissarionovič Obama helped put Obama close to the win, and we know there was enough fraud to put him over the top.
Romney was not the right guy at the right time. And the Karl Rove Republicans had a great deal to do with Romney winning the primary.
I'd bet money that 90% of the Conservatives commenting on this site will never again vote for a moderate Republican.
Woah there PhillyCon. the reason Romney didn't win isn't the fault of anyone but us. It's not the MSM's, or the leftist, or Obama's willing accomplices. When over 30% of REGISTERED republicans didn't bother to vote, it's no secret why he lost.
Exactly, why do they keep telling us who to vote for based on a poll years out from the election? Does this crap ever end?
It seems they sit in a room and brainstorm how to be the total opposite of Ronald Reagan. They fight over how NOT to have a couple landslides in a row.
Plus, they are ALWAYS wrong, still spew the same crap, and continue to have guru status among the media! Unreal. Can you imagine if a doctor was always wrong? Or a CEO?
Since this is an open thread, I have to pass on a story that one of our great posters (Is_Sense_Common) put on facebook last week. It's a bit long (my apologies to Scoop), but I rather liked it and thought it was worth the read. It fits well in our discussions of faith (that seem to get rather heated at times):
-Subject: God vs. Science
"Let me explain the problem science has with religion." The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.
'You're a Christian, aren't you, son?' - 'Yes sir,' the student says.
'So you believe in God?' - 'Absolutely '
'Is God good?' - 'Sure! God's good.'
'Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?' - 'Yes'
'Are you good or evil?' - 'The Bible says I'm evil.'
The professor grins knowingly. 'Aha! The Bible! He considers for a moment.
'Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?' - 'Yes sir, I would.'
'So you're good...!' - 'I wouldn't say that.'
'But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't.'
The student does not answer, so the professor continues. 'He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Can you answer that one?' - The student remains silent.
'No, you can't, can you?' the professor says.
He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax. 'Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?' - 'Er..yes,' the student says.
'Is Satan good?' - The student doesn't hesitate on this one. 'No.'
'Then where does Satan come from?' - The student falters. 'From God'
'That's right. God made Satan, didn't he?
Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?' - 'Yes, sir.'
'Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?' - 'Yes'
'So who created evil?' The professor continued, 'If God created everything,then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.' - Again, the student has no answer.
'Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?' - The student squirms on his feet. 'Yes.'
'So who created them?' - The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question.
'Who created them?' - There is still no answer.
Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. 'Tell me,' he continues onto another student. 'Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?' - The student's voice betrays him and cracks. 'Yes, professor, I do.'
The old man stops pacing. 'Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?' - 'No sir. I've never seen Him.'
'Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?' - 'No, sir, I have not.'
'Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?' - 'No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't.'
'Yet you still believe in him?' - 'Yes'
'According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist... What do you say to that, son?' - 'Nothing,' the student replies.. 'I only have my faith.'
'Yes, faith,' the professor repeats. 'And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.'
The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of his own. 'Professor, is there such thing as heat? ' - ' Yes.'
'And is there such a thing as cold?' - 'Yes, son, there's cold too.'
'No sir, there isn't.'
The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain.
'You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called 'cold'.
We can hit down to 460 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -460 degrees.
Everybody or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460 F) is the total absence of heat.
You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.'
Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer. 'What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?' - 'Yes,' the professor replies without hesitation. 'What is night if it isn't darkness?'
'You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it?
That's the meaning we use to define the word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?'
The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester. 'So what point are you making, young man?'
'Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.'
The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. 'Flawed? Can you explain how?'
'You are working on the premise of duality,' the student explains. 'You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought.'
'It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.'
'Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?' - 'If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do.'
'Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?'
The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.
'Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?'
The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided. 'To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.'
The student looks around the room. 'Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's brain?' The class breaks out into laughter.
'Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain? No one appears to have done so...
So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir.'
'So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?' Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable.
Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. 'I guess you'll have to take them on faith.'
'Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,' the student continues.
'Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?' - Now uncertain, the professor responds, 'Of course, there is. We see it everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.'
To this the student replied, 'Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God.
God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.'
The professor sat down.
If you read this all the way through and had a smile on your face when you finished, mail to your friends and family with the title 'God vs. Science'
PS: The student was Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein wrote a book titled 'God vs. Science' in 1921....
Hi nukeman, I just reposted your story on my fB page. I can't understand why I've never heard it before.
I read the whole thing and it was great, thanks for posting. One comment, I believe Albert Einstein did not believe in God anymore as he got older.
Even great men are just men. We are all flawed. Einstein never found the Unified Field theory, either. But someone will someday.
Higgs Boson. Some people try to claim that discovering it will disprove the existence of God (which is totally backwards of what it means), but in the end it is just a sub-atomic particle, albeit an important one. Just another grain of sand.
When Einstein said, "God does not play dice with the Universe", who was this God he was referring to?
Many years later, Stephen Hawking said, "Not only does God play dice with the Universe, sometimes he throws them where they cannot be seen".
Hawking was referring to a black hole...but who is this God he also referred to?