Monday, October 03, 2005

Coffee Table

Keep on rollin, rollin, rollin.

29 Comments:

Blogger Ron said...

Sorry if we don't get much on this week. Fair is keeping us busy. ... New Delay indictment! Surrrrre, it's all just politics.
What do we need to talk about on the show? Talk to me. I saw Virgina at the fair tonite. Nice to talk to her. It's been a while.

9:29 PM, October 03, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

"It's been a while
Since I could hold my head up high
and it's been a while
Since I first saw you
It's been a while
since i could stand on my own two feet again
and it's been a while
since i could call you "

The donkey enjoys his music. The lyrics seem to fit the situation.

"The Space Between
Where you're smiling high
Is where you'll find me if I get to go
The Space Between
The bullets in our firefight
Is where I'll be hiding, waiting for you
The rain that falls
Splash in your heart
Ran like sadness down the window into...
The Space Between
Our wicked lies
Is where we hope to keep safe from pain"

11:29 PM, October 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Andy Rooney -- the following is from 60 Minutes Sunday night.

"I'm not really clear how much a billion dollars is but the United States — our United States — is spending $5.6 billion a month fighting this war in Iraq that we never should have gotten into.

We still have 139,000 soldiers in Iraq today.

Almost 2,000 Americans have died there. For what?

Now we have the hurricanes to pay for. One way our government pays for a lot of things is by borrowing from countries like China.

Another way the government is planning to pay for the war and the hurricane damage is by cutting spending for things like Medicare prescriptions, highway construction, farm payments, AMTRAK, National Public Radio and loans to graduate students. Do these sound like the things you'd like to cut back on to pay for Iraq?

I'll tell you where we ought to start saving: on our bloated military establishment.

We're paying for weapons we'll never use.

No other Country spends the kind of money we spend on our military. Last year Japan spent $42 billion. Italy spent $28 billion, Russia spent only $19 billion. The United States spent $455 billion.

We have 8,000 tanks for example. One Abrams tank costs 150 times as much as a Ford station wagon.

We have more than 10,000 nuclear weapons — enough to destroy all of mankind.

We're spending $200 million a year on bullets alone. That's a lot of target practice. We have 1,155,000 enlisted men and women and 225,000 officers. One officer to tell every five enlisted soldier what to do. We have 40,000 colonels alone and 870 generals.

We had a great commander in WWII, Dwight Eisenhower. He became President and on leaving the White House in 1961, he said this: “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. …"

Well, Ike was right. That's just what’s happened."

Andy Rooney

Lonna

4:31 AM, October 04, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

We could talk about why the boss doesn't advertise the show and how he could do that. I would like to know why Ron should be on a float/in a car in the Fair parade to promote KMOO instead of KPSA and "Roswell Says". I suspect that the boss is a cheapskate and we can come up with all the suggestions we want, but without more listeners/callers the show's going to be in trouble. Ron is very talented and very knowledgable. He deserves better than this and should have CREATIVE CONTROL of the show!!!
Ideas:
Grassroots advertising
Focusing on local issues more
Picking a social issue (healthcare, the environment, Social Security/Medicare, abortion, gays, etc.) to focus on one day a week-people have opinions, have them give them and elaborate on them
Also: Ron, you could have a suggestion "box" on the blog for ideas which would make it easier for you to find them.

3:20 PM, October 04, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Ron:

Re: Delay,

10 Mind-Numbingly Stupid Quotes by Tom DeLay

1) "I AM the federal government." --Tom DeLay, to the owner of Ruth's Chris Steak House, after being told to put out his cigar because of federal government regulations banning smoking in the building, May 14, 2003 (Source)

2) "So many minority youths had volunteered, that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like myself." --Tom DeLay, explaining at the 1988 GOP convention why he and vice presidential nominee Dan Quayle did not fight in the Vietnam War (Source)

3) "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?" --Tom Delay, to three young hurricane evacuees from New Orleans at the Astrodome in Houston, Sept. 9, 2005 (Source)

4) "We're no longer a superpower. We're a super-duper power." --Tom DeLay, explaining why America must topple Saddam Hussein in 2002 interview with Fox News (Source)

5) "Nothing is more important in the face of a war than cutting taxes." --Tom DeLay, March 12, 2003 (Source)

6) "Guns have little or nothing to do with juvenile violence. The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills." --Tom DeLay, on causes of the Columbine High School massacre, 1999 (Source)

7) "A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure. To provide stability. Not that a woman can't provide stability, I'm not saying that... It does take a father, though." --Tom DeLay, in a radio interview, Feb. 10, 2004 (Source)

8) "I don't believe there is a separation of church and state. I think the Constitution is very clear. The only separation is that there will not be a government church." --Tom DeLay (Source)

9) "Emotional appeals about working families trying to get by on $4.25 an hour [the minimum wage in 1996] are hard to resist. Fortunately, such families do not exist." --Tom DeLay, during a debate in Congress on increasing the minimum wage, April 23, 1996 (Source)

10) "I am not a federal employee. I am a constitutional officer. My job is the Constitution of the United States, I am not a government employee. I am in the Constitution." --Tom DeLay, in a CNN interview, Dec. 19, 1995 (Source)

7:48 AM, October 05, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Now, if that's what we get from Delay... imagine GWB. LMAO.

7:49 AM, October 05, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From some of your listeners and others.
Interesting mention about Franklin Graham and his remarks about New Orleans being punished because of their evil doings and devil worship. Typical attitude of the practitioners of punitive religion,
and punitive government, business,
education, etc. Hammer down on the little people for supposed or minor sins (and yes, there are minor and major sins) to keep them in fear and guilt to keep them in their place. Even in the christian religion, not to be confused with Christianity, it is many centuries old. Of course, there were many hundreds of thousands of people outside of New Orleans who were harmed because of this hurricane, so was God punishing them too? Outside of New Orleans the areas damaged were among the most politically right and religously conservative in the nation. Maybe God didn't like what they were doing either. According to the Prophets, and not just isolated at random verses but entire chapters and books, God punishes nations, peoples, etc. for worshiping false gods, power for one, And having a legal system locked-out to the, for lack of a better term, average people and a culture of greed and stealing and whoever-ends-up-with-the-most-goodies-wins. That's the main reasons God destroys nations. Its there and you can look it up. Not real popular verses among today's christian religion, and others. It applied not only to Israel and the other nations at that time but also today. Visualize here the 60 Minutes ticking time clock. Of course, some bad things happen and have nothing to do with wrong-doing or punishment. See Christ's remarks regarding the falling tower. Of course, maybe there really was somebody's voodoo going on. Maybe some were figuratively on the levees of New Orleans singing and dancing to "Sympathy for the Devil". Afterall, God does use evil (supernatural, natural, man-made) to punish evil. Check the date and time of day when Katrina struck New Orleans, just researching and asking, not stating. What do you think Ron?
One other quick goodie. About a week ago Sen. Kay Baily Hutcheson (TX) was on cable t.v. stating that we had to cut the budget to find the money for the Gulf Coast rebuilding. Of course, no funds could be cut to Haliburton, er that is, the Iraqi War or Freedom or whatever. She actually suggested that we cut funding to "infrastructure". Now, she did not mention "transportation pork" and did not specify, but a good part of what caused the problem in New Orleans were cuts in infrastructure (the levees and/or building up the area) and now we should pay for it with more cuts in infrastructure!

12:31 PM, October 05, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Alpha Acronyms

Acknowledged
Liberal
Populist
Helpful
Academic

Arrogant
Loudmouthed
Pompous
Hateful
Asp

Which description fits T. G.'s alpha, Rush Limbaugh? If he guesses right, he might want to reconsider some of his views.

1:20 PM, October 05, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

"The Eve of Destruction"
(Barry McGuire)

Don't you understand what I'm
trying to say?
Can't you see the fear that I'm
feeling' today?
If the button is pushed, there's
no runnin' away.
Take a look around you, boy.
It's bound to scare you, boy.
But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my
friend
You don't believe we're on the eve
of destruction...

Dedicated to The Game and others like him

1:34 PM, October 05, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

More on Tom Delay
*used corporate money given to his PAC to finance Texas campaigns in violation of state law (latest indictment)
*accepted trips from corporations and later helped kill legislation they opposed
*accepted trips from the lobbbyist for a foreign government in violation of House rules
*paid family members more than $500,000 out of campaign contributions
*helped sweatshops in the Mariana Islands at the behest of a lobbyist
*promised a role in drafting legislation to a corporate donor
*tried to coerce a Congressman for a vote on Medicare
*Used Homeland Security resources in a dispute with Democrats in TX
*diverted funds from a children's charity for lavish celebrations at the Republican convention
*threatened retaliation against interest groups that don't support Republicans
*stacked the House Ethics Committee with representatives who have contributed to his legal defense fund
*crippled the effectiveness of the House Ethics Committee by purging members who had rebuked him
*pushed for a rules change for the House Ethics process that paralyzed the panel
*sought a rule change that would have no longer "required leaders to step aside temporarily if indicted"

1:47 PM, October 05, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Discussion today on station re: the kind of food people would most want to eat if they had spent like 2 mo. on a desert island-steak and potatoes.
I guess, I can see that as they might be feeling a little anemic and need some red meat. Kind of feel torn between that and pizza or lasagne, my favorites, or better yet, CHOCOLATE, which few women can live without.

2:18 PM, October 05, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

Jury Foreman Gibson Said Evidence in DeLay Case Didn’t Matter

The evidence didn't matter. The law didn't matter. The facts didn't matter. The statute of limitations didn't matter. What actually did matter here?

This morning Grand Jury Foreman William Gibson was on KLBJ radio in Austin, Texas, discussing his role in the first indictment of conspiracy against Tom DeLay.

Gibson started talking about his feelings about ads produced by Texas Association of Business in the 2002 election cycle.

Gibson revealed that his mind was made up against DeLay even before he was even seated on the grand jury because he didn't like the ads from TAB.

Which republicans have been convicted of a crime...thats right...none of 'em...but that doesn't matter to people like you...just make up whatever you want...but here are a few facts about your moral side:

- Number of individuals and businesses associated with the Clinton machine who have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to crimes: 47
- Number of these convictions during Clinton's presidency: 33
- Number of indictments/misdemeanor charges: 61
- Number of imprisonments: 14
- Number of congressional witnesses who have pled the 5th Amendment, fled the country to avoid testifying, or (in the case of foreign witnesses) refused to be interviewed: 124
-Bill Clinton's former national security adviser stole classified documents from the National Archives and then destroyed some and misplaced others. In early September of this year, a federal judge ordered Sandy Berger to pay a $50,000 fine and give up his security clearance for three years as the penalty for smuggling classified terrorism documents out of the National Archives.
-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was among many Democrat lawmakers who amended missing or incomplete travel reports. Pelosi failed to file records for three trips she accepted from outside sponsors that were worth $8,580.

just about everything on your list is also crap..not worth the time to tell you why because you are intellectually dishonest anyway and have no ability to think outside the party line...

9:56 PM, October 05, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

thanks democat. I'm on it! Don't worry about the show. It will go where it will. I am prepared to be your modern day paul harvey news and comment if need be. They are going to hear it as long as I can say it.

10:30 PM, October 05, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

oh game, there you go again. Changing the subject. lets talk about what somebody else did. lets defame the jury foreman. lets not talk about the case.

dude, I know you have just been trained to think this way. you gotta break the habit. its na na na stuff. Let me ask you this.Do you think Tom Delay has ever organized or been a part of a money laundering operation? Lets just start with that.

10:37 PM, October 05, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so amazing!! Game's sources are obviously all right wing, but HE is objective, and we, even if we get our news from sem-objective sources like newspapers instead of Rush Limbaugh's biased, lying lips, are not.
My God!! Clinton was the most persecuted president and most investigated in history!! Taxpayers spent $60 million investigating him.
Pretty much everyone around Bush is a corporate crook. If they have not been convicted of anything, it is mainly because it has not been investigated OR because witnesses are bought off or intimidated.
BTW, where is Ken Lay? Why does Bush get to investigate himself and his failures? There were 4 SEC charges against him, but the SEC head, appointed by BUSH I, declined to seriously investigate. And got away with it!! All 4 Bush brothers made their fortunes one step ahead of district attorneys who were not in swift pursuit.
The Republican corporate corruption is unbelievable! There is plenty of Democratic corporate corruption as well. I want ALL of it ended!! I want regular people whose gods aren't money to run for office. I want free air time for candidates. I want an education system that teaches people how to
THINK instead of being brain-washed by the one-sided diatribes of a dishonest demagogue.

5:21 AM, October 06, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Forgot to say. Info on Tom Delay came from email from Moveon.org.

4:01 PM, October 06, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Game,
Aren't you getting tired of all these Texans Bush is bringing to Washington, D.C.? Wouldn't you like to see them all go home?
It seems that Texas has decided not to secede from the Union, after all, but to take it over instead. Course they're pretty much a bunch of greedy corporate globalists and intolorant religious fanatics, but maybe that's OK with you.
Did you ever study Hitler and Mussolini in school? Do you understand what fascism is? I guess, like other Bushies, you have a flag on your car/truck, support the troops ribbon, and "Freedom isn't Free" sticker or something to that effect.
If you really cared about freedom, etc. the plans of these PNAC guys to force their ideology on the rest of the world, strip their resources, exploit the labor of 3rd World nations, etc. should be of some concern to you. Isn't that what Adolf wanted to do? Take over the world? The PNACers even have their scapegoat-Islamics instead of Jews. Will our government be rounding them up and putting them in prison camps soon? Will there be crematoriums and will the Bushies pretend not to see the smoke or know what it means? Will Texans be called the Master Race? Do you want Texas determining what goes on in Wisconsin? I grew up there and I sure don't. I don't want it to rule NM, either. Delay who is from TEXAS is ruling over the GOP and making sure PNAC gets its way on everything. Is that democracy?
I guess, I'm gonna be in trouble cuz there's no way I'm gonna raise my hand and say "Heil Bush!" and be happy my freedoms are being taken away. Texas isn't "The Fatherland" but at the rate things are going, we might have to start calling it
"The 'Big Brother'land".

4:21 PM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Ok, "game"... let's count the # of indictments and charges at Watergate, during the Nixon administration... and what was coming to Nixon himself...

The scope of the indictment(s) and charge(s) during the Reagan administration... (oh, gee, how implicated was he in the Iran-Contra affair?)

There are many more I could mention, most of which make the Democrat's charges look basically harmless, and put them to shame.

Wanna play party line? Oh, PLEASE, let's do!

8:46 PM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

And, to give everyone here a break from the usual, Here's something cool to read for ya! :)

Well, this is Coffee Table...

8:54 PM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

What year was Nixon...not relevant...I think I was....1

Ron,
To be honest...who knows what Delay did? I just know that the prosecutor and many of the people on the grand jury are dem's out to get Delay...he still might have broken the law...but based on the lack of integrity from the prosecutor, I will guess he did not break any laws..

Second, when people like Pelosi come out and talk trash when she does many of the same practices (the free trips) and doesn't report them...she can just sit there and keep her mouth shut unless she wants to properly fill out paperwork on all her illegal trips...

It’s just a joke to call made up charges a culture of corruption...

PS Ron, you need to post on my blog...I got the righ wingers mad at me for drilling Bush this week.

It makes me see that there are some on the right as intolerable as most on the left.

9:24 PM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

Thu Oct 6, 5:44 PM ET

LONDON (AFP) - US
President George W. Bush allegedly said God told him to invade
Iraq and
Afghanistan, a new BBC documentary will reveal, according to details.


Bush made the claim when he met Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and then foreign minister Nabil Shaath in June 2003, the ministers told the documentary series to be broadcast in Britain later this month.

The donkey called the Radio show and spoke of this in 2003. Why is it news now? If the Donkey claimed God was talking to the Donkey, the state would declare the Donkey a danger to society and lock up the Donkey. The other item is the news story says Bush allegedy said this. Bush said it. It is on tape. Danm the liberal media.

9:44 PM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Game, Who knows what Tom Delay did??
Pretty much everybody in Washington and if you think he's anywhere near clean you are quite deluded.
Notice how many Clinton people were indicted, tried and convicted. That is all we are asking. Get the crooks out of government. If it's up to you guys to keep us honest then I guess it is our job to keep the repubs honest.

1:41 PM, October 07, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

Delay did nothing. The Game said so. Flip, flop

12:00 PM, October 08, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

"War hero and football star dies fighting terror." The Abu Ghraib scandal was about to hit the press, so the President found it especially useful to praise Tillman as "an inspiration on and off the football field, as with all who made the ultimate sacrifice in the war on terror." His funeral was nationally televised.
Tillman

4:34 PM, October 08, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Ron, There has been some discussion among the fans as to the national origin of your (real) surname. Without revealing the latter, can you enlighten us? Maniac says Polish, but I think Dutch, Danish, or something Scandinavian. Others tend to agree with me.

3:24 PM, October 11, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Also: FYI
Bewitching Wizard (AKA Maniac) has announced that he is not only not the Alpha, but not the Omega, either. He says he is the lone wolf (Acronym-Lovable Outrageous Non-compliant Extremist?) and will not return to the blog, (but that if he did, Game would not be able to take it.) He may possibly return to the show, but I don't know when.

3:31 PM, October 11, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Actually it is British. More of them there here. The name has been in America since the late 1600s though so I guess it is as American as any.

5:47 PM, October 11, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Thanks, Ron. Will pass it on.
Well, Maniac has corrected me. He is not the Lone Wolf. He is the Rogue Wolf. I will not even bother to make an acronym of that one. I think it speaks for itself. The RW can not be controlled by anyone but himself, of course, but I have spoken to him and things are OK with us. I am staying out of it now except to say that I agreed with the caller who said the show needs both viewpoints. That said, I think that RW is being awfully hard on Ron. We all have our faults and I have not hesitated to criticize Ron, either, when I thought he deserved it. Overall, he's a pretty nice guy and the show will go on, Maniac or no Maniac (I hope).
We will see how long this lasts since (I think) Maniac will miss the show/blog and Ron (I know that, deep down, he does like you). After all, Ron's just got it like that-right? Even The Game has fallen under Ron's spell and can not resist coming to this blog. SMILE!

2:44 PM, October 12, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Also, The DemoCat is part Irish, but won't hold Ron's Imperialistic British ancestry against him (well, not too much).

2:46 PM, October 12, 2005  

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