More experimenting with phoneblogging. As we hear the distant rumbles of cannon fire…
Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on August 12, 2008 at 5:23 pm
Country first, bluegrass second — (disco last)
Is that what he means?
Dexter said on August 12, 2008 at 6:09 pm
Now McCain wants to bomb Russia to show them who’s boss in Georgia. That’s bomb Russia with taxpayer’s dollars, as if he and his buddy WBush haven’t depleted the US Treasury already with the phony rush to war with Iraq and the long, long aftermath, still going on, still yielding more dead every day, even some Americans.
Tearing the US down , deficit-spending by getting us into a war with Russia? I guess McCain means “Country First…first in all over the globe as the goddam policeman of the world.”
Oh…still just one Obama yard sign in the whole town here…while Ron Paul signs are still everywhere.
coozledad said on August 12, 2008 at 6:30 pm
Those used to say “Countrywide First”, but stuff happened.
Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on August 12, 2008 at 6:48 pm
Sorry, gotta repeat a classic —
brian stouder said on August 12, 2008 at 8:43 pm
I’m with Jeff’s first post; I honestly didn’t ‘get’ the slogan, on first read; or on second, either!
and for proof that english is a foreign language – check this out
ITV has escaped punishment after the word “pikey” – a slang term for gypsy – was used in a sports broadcast in June. Host Martin Brundle was interviewing Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone before the Canadian Grand Prix, where part of the track had crumbled. “There are some pikeys there at turn 10 putting tarmac down – what do you think of that,” he asked.
brian stouder said on August 12, 2008 at 9:18 pm
and the people who are phobic about Barack Obama should consider this:
The United States will be without a means to transport people to and from space after the shuttle fleet is retired in 2010 until the new ships are ready to fly. It intends to rely on Russia to ferry crews to the space station and on private companies to deliver cargo during the gap.
So the Republican party – the party of George W Bush and John McCain and Human Events and NRO and Rush Limbaugh and so on and so forth; the party that presumes to be more patriotic than thou – the party that was in complete control of the the executive and legislative branches of the US government up until President Bush and the crony-conservatives ran their agenda right into the Louisiana bayous – the Grand Old Party itsownself – allowed the United States to become entirely dependent upon the Russians for transport into space? The Russians??? The Russian government we are bitterly upset with, just now, for cutting a neighboring country in two….a country (Russia) which some lunatics think we should start bombing???!!?
When they say “Country First”, it seems to mean “First we’ll ruin our country, and then – the rest of the world!!”
moe99 said on August 12, 2008 at 11:45 pm
Brian, that’s so good, I’m stealing it. Hope Nancy doesn’t find my plagiarism!!
beb said on August 13, 2008 at 8:17 am
The space “gap” is a strange situation. The space Shuttle fleet is, it’s true, thirty years old. You might wonder about it’s safety but each shuttle is intensely inspected between flights. Safety is not really an issue. The decision to ground the fleet in 2010 seems to be arbitrary and unjustified. While spare parts are getting scarce there is no reason why the shuttle can’t continue flying, at a reduced pace, until the next manned vehicle, Orion, is finished.
There have been a number of projects, the Orbital Space Plane, X-37, to develop a new manned spaec craft but each of these has cancelled at some point, mostly during the Bush administration, often when it seems like they were just beginning to show good results. Orion may be drawing from some of that work but it’s also in “design hell” because the launch vehicle chosen for it, the Ares I, has serious performance and vibration issues. It’s hard to design a manned spacecraft when you don’t know what your weight limitations will be. Or be able to test your new craft because the launch vehicle is years behind in development. The problem, some people have concluded, is that the director of NASA is trying to design a Mars manned program while ignoring our near earth obligations — the International Space Station.
brian stouder said on August 13, 2008 at 8:40 am
Hey – thanks to Newsweek, I have now hit “Mythical” status!!
Chasing the Mythical ‘Obamacan’ Masses
Barack Obama is no Chris Rock, but there’s one story he likes to tell on the trail that always makes me laugh. According to the Democratic nominee, there’s a particular breed of Obamaniacs who approach him after events to confess their Obamania–sotto voce. “They whisper to me,” he says. “They say, ‘Barack, I’m a Republican, but I support you.’ And I say, ‘Thank you.'” Pause. Blink. Blink again. And then: “‘Why are we whispering?’” It’s all in the delivery.
(I love that Obama line!)
and then –
In fact, John McCain’s share of the Democratic vote has typically–and surprisingly–been larger than Obama’s share of the Republican vote. In other words, it’s not that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright scared the Obamacan masses off, as some pundits have theorized–it’s that they never existed (in any unprecedented way) to begin with.
I’m mythical, baby! (or at least – I never existed anyway)
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