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Saturday, September 24, 2016

  • ObozoMustGo

    And now…. The REAL cartoon of the day!

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    Birds of a feather……………………

    • BOZO – sometimes your comments transcend the stupid and morph into genuine disgusting. This is one of your worst. Even the ever-dispicable Dick Cheney wouldn’t deserve such treatment. You should be ashamed. Very very ashamed.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Hi Bigblunder! I will agree that some could get the wrong message here. Clearly, Obozo is NOT a mercilous mass murderer like Stalin or Hitler. So it is fair that I make that disclaimer. However, he does share their socialist ideologies to a significant degree. And that is the point that is made with the picture. That’s all.

        Does that explain it for you?

        Have a nice day, Bigblunder!

        • BOZO — your disclaimer doesn’t cut it my friend. You owe everyone who sees your post a heartfelt apology. There is no place in civilized society for such absurd rubbish.

        • SaneJane

          I see only one person in your picture with socialist ideologies and that is Stalin. Hitler was no socialist and President Obama has proven himself to be lacking in socialist ideologies. Unfortunately.

          • ObozoMustGo

            InsaneJane… Hitler was the leader of the Nazi party. Nazi stands for National Socialist Party. Words mean what they mean. Hitler’s brand of socialism is more traditionally thought of as fascism, or the appearance of private enterprise with actual government control. I would say that Obozo is more like Hitler in this regard and uses his army of bureaucrats to stronghold private businesses.

            Whatever brand of socialism you want to call it, all 3 in the photo are, in fact, socialists of varying degrees.

            I find it odd that you believe in a failed ideology, socialism, Jane. It’s never worked anywhere. Don’t you find it strange that everywhere it’s been tried, there seems to be this odd coincidence of happening just when there are millions of people being murdered? And the perpetrators are the guys creating the socialist utopia? Isn’t that strange?????? NOT!!! Socialism doesn’t work because it requires the individual to subjugate themselves to a collective ideal. A collective ideal, by the way, that somehow always benefits the ruling class and makes everyone else equally poor and miserable. Don’t you understand this, Jane?

            Have a nice day, Ms. Insanity! 🙂

          • DurdyDawg

            So, did I hear you correctly Blozo?

            ” Words mean what they mean.”

            … That’s what Ithought:

            (reebasorb)

          • ObozoMustGo

            Bwaaaaahahahahahahahaha!!!

            Good one Dawg! hehehehehehehe

          • DurdyDawg

            You’re a good sport Bozo (don’t tell anyone I said that, okay?).

            [read between the lines]

          • ObozoMustGo

            Yo Dawg! So are you. (Let’s just keep this between ourselves.)

            Hey, at least the dude in the pic has dressed nicely for work!

            Have a great day, Dawg!

        • ralphkr

          Oh lord, Bozo, how many times must we explain to you the difference between Nazi, Communism, and Socialism. Nazis felt that industries should own the government and the worker (See current Republican philosophy), Communism felt that the workers (which turned out to be the political bosses) should own everything, and Socialism feels that the government should be run for the benefit of the citizens which may or may not entail nationalizing industries (the converse of the Nazi philosophy). Just because something uses the word “socialist” or “Democratic” in their name does not mean that they are either socialist or democratic. By the way, Obama is very much a centrist or slightly to the right of center in American politics except to the lunatic fringe right who remind me of my neighbors when I was growing up who felt that Goldwater was a leftist and soft on Communism.

  • Mitt the Twitt will make George Bush look intelligent!

  • tgcapps

    Obozo??? really?? Comparing him to monsters that enjoyed killing people?? Do you have any type of education?? President Obama has tried to help our country by providing Universal Health Care. My husband is retired military from being blown up in Vietnam (he lost an eye and part of his arm and now suffers from Agent Orange exposure). Because of Tricare Health Care, which is basically Socialized health care for the military, I was able to have the expensive biological drugs for severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. Because I was provided free medications, I was able to complete my degree in Psychology and dedicate 27 years of a productive work career to the Children’s Division in the State of Missouri. Did you know that the anti- health care people ( mostly insurance and pharmacy companies have spent 365 million dollars in negative ads against the Affordable Health Care Act? Did you know that the first to die in Hitler’s reign was the physically and mentally handicapped because they were a burden to the State? Even children! Did you know that over 6 million Americans have no insurance and must turn to Medicaid if they have a medical emergency – taxpayers pay for Medicaid and it is also a free Health care program? Time to have all Americans become responsible and help pay for their health care even if it means a massive tax on cigarettes and alcohol.

    • ObozoMustGo

      tg…. see the disclaimer. I did edit it because you and a couple of others were getting the wrong message.

      I’m glad that you got all of your “free stuff” in your life. You husband, of course, made the sacrifices for America and America owes him and others what they deserve and earned in healthcare.

      Outside of military, there is no reason that I or anyone else has a God given right to the labor of a doctor to be paid for by the labor of someone else. Absolutely no right! Do we as individuals have an obligation to charity and service? Of course we do. Does that mean we should outsource our personal responsibility for charity to politicians and bureaucrats? NO!!! It does not! For politicians and bureaucrats sell lies and false promise for their own personal gain. And from the content of your post, it is clear that you are susceptible to the belief in such lies. You believe them because it makes you feel superior or good about yourself, but the truth is that all you are doing when you support such nonsense is voting to allow for robbery.

      What do you call it if a guy stops you on the street at gun point and demands your money? Robbery.

      What do you call it if a guy on the street robs you at gun point, then takes that money and buys a homeless guy a meal and a night’s stay in a motel? It’s still robbery, regardless of whether he had charitable intentions. Your rights to your property have been violated.

      How is that different from supporting politicians who tell you that they will be charitable if only you allow them to go rob other people at the point of a gun and threat of jail if they dont pay? How is it different?

      Have a nice day, tg!

      PS> Tell your husband we all thank him immensely for his service and sacrifice.

      • tgcapps

        Here again is the false belief that the Affordable Health Care Act provides socialized medicine. The facts are that everyone must pay for their coverage in this plan. Medicaid has been in effect since the 1960’s. Working for social services I saw the truly needy and truly greedy. However, a majority of the medical expenses for adult medicaid expenditures was for diseases attributed to alcohol or cigarettes. I again reiterate that it is time for all Americans to become responsible. If you want to drive a car in America it is a law that you must buy insurance. For my husband and I to continue receiving Tricare, it is a law that we must purchase our Medicare and that premium is now $200.00+ a month for the both of us. One issue that I don’t believe that we will ever face is building a wall to keep out the Canadians.

        • ObozoMustGo

          tg… a couple of things…

          1) what is “socialized medicine”? Please explain.

          2) Canadians that need and want medical services without waiting or have life threatening disease AND money…. they come to America. Yes they do. Who was that famous Canadian leader and politician that came here for heart surgery? I forget. Not long ago. The other pols that come here now do so under cover.

          3) Medicaid is going broke, or is functionally broke at this moment. Not a model of success that you should rely on. That’s not me saying that, that’s the trustees that run it who are saying this.

          Have a nice day!

          • SaneJane

            Socialized healthcare, or medicine as you call it, means that hospitals, health clinics, medical offices are owned and operated by the government and all doctors, nurses and other personnel are government employees. Our healthcare law does not even resemble this model. I think it would be great if it did.

            Canadians are not coming here in great numbers like you claim.

            Medicaid is not broke. To become “broke” it would have to have it’s own income stream. States are having problems because they cannot create dollars. Medicaid does a pretty good job and I think Medicare and VA are great.

            This country is monetarily sovereign and is the sole creator of dollars, how can it be broke? You are entitled to you opinions but opinions should be based on something other than paranoia. The entire populace of the US is not taking advantage of you and you are limiting yourself by absorbing only sound bites and headlines.

          • catball

            Did you watch the opening night of the Olympic’s ? The people in England are so proud of their healthcare, they had a great display of the hospitals and nurse’s. I have been in one of their hospitals and the care was excellent. The people in this country are so connected to the old way of doing things. You must like lying insurance companies. Stop listening to fox fools and go out and find out for yourself.

          • ObozoMustGo

            cat… do you have a hairball stuck in your throat? If you like socialized medicine so much, move to England. If you are too poor, which is likely since you are a leftist freak, I will take up a collection for you and personally escort you to the airport.

            The vast majority of Americans DO NOT want Obozocare or socialized medicine.

            Have a nice day!

            “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
            the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
            its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
            — Winston Churchill

      • when medicare taxes is taken out of my pay each week I do . Wake and look at all you pay , or do you like romney have exemtions from this tax>

        • ObozoMustGo

          Go back to your crack pipe, son! It’s calling you…. can you hear it?

          Have a nice high!

          • And you can have another drink, Mr. Redneck with a 3rd grade education. Just think, an intelligent black man is in the White House–and you will never be that smart in your wasted lifetime. Have a nice life!

          • ObozoMustGo

            mimi…. answer this question please: Who would I vote for? A black conservative or a white liberal? Be honest. Who do you think I would vote for?

            Have a nice day!

            “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
            the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
            its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
            — Winston Churchill

          • Austin Roncancio

            intelligent? how can we prove that when he has done everyhting in his power to hide his past, including sealing his college transcripts from the public…he was a pot smoking,socialistic, nobody who got into ANY good school because he was a foreign exchange student from malaysha, not because he had good grades. Ivey leauge schools have to meet their diversity quota, and he talks a good game in interviews so he got accepted

          • shari_b

            Mimi, it’s his ideology that is wrong for this country. I don’t care what color his skin is – never mattered to me. I care that he wants to turn this country into something it was never intended to be. That you call this conservative names does not serve you or the president well.

          • faster

            Please note that Mr. “Obozo…” doesn’t trouble himself to provide any facts to back up his attitudes. Rush doesn’t have to, so I guess he thinks he doesn’t have to, either.

            One small problem with that, old bean: People NOTICE. And they can read you like a book, too.

            Yeah, I do read, though I imagine you do as little of that as possible, unless it’s a right-winger writing it. I guess I must be a kind of throwback, because I love to read all kinds of stuff, like well-crafted fiction and science materials – and yeah, I actually love learning, too. Are you, like so many of your ilk on the right, also into porn? It seems the trend for so many of them. The “moral majority” and all that, y’know. Family values, too, right? As if the left has none? Well, they can’t actually SAY “Scriptural values,” can they? Not yet anyway. But we can see they’re working on it.

            And BTW, if you want to send me to my crack pipe, you should know I don’t have one, never did, never will. Doping, like boozing, is for the feebleminded, and particularly for inadequate personalities. So, ah, just HOW did crack pipes enter your mind when you wrote that snark? Do the pipes really “call” people? I guess you ought to know. With people like you in the Republican party, do they need any MORE enemies? They’re doing a superb job of accumulating enemies, even without you.

            We have the finest president, ever. But – omigosh! – he’s an “N”! No “N” can ever be acknowledged as having done a good job – at anything other than doping, crime and getting freebies, right?

            You’re a bigot – a racist, so come on out of the closet. Nobody’s going to hurt you. They’ll just point and laugh.

          • ObozoMustGo

            faster… you are an arrogant a$$hole just like most leftist freaks and useful idiots that continue to believe their own fantasies.

            Call me a racist? OK, fool. Answer this question: Who would I vote for, a conservative black or a white lefty liberal? Come on, answer honestly. I have yet to get an honest answer out of any leftist piece of sheet like you as of yet.

            Have a nice day!

            “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
            the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
            its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
            — Winston Churchill

          • gp

            how in the world can you be so ignorant?

      • You are a total and complete idiot! Why not “Myth must show his taxes?”

        • ObozoMustGo

          Hey Jackoff… He should not show his taxes until Obozo shows his complete and unredacted educational records. All of it. Courses, professors, papers, and writings or publishings… all of it. Until then…. STFU!

          Have a nice day!

      • I guess you are not a Christian judging by your selfish attitude to those in most need of help. Jesus did not exclude anyone from following him and his teachings. I suggest that if you are a christian that you take a look at the Gospel of Matthew, esp chapter 26 to the end. It describes what Jesus will do come judgement day. With your belief , I don.t think you stand a chance.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Joe… My religion/non-religion is none of your damned business. That said, under no circumstances did Jesus support the concepts of collectivism. Rather, he preached individual responsibility and individual salvation. The story about the Good Samaritan does not say to walk by the injured and tell them “hang in there for a few minutes. Someone from the government will come by to help soon”. The moral of the story is that you, the individual, are responsible to assist the needy.

          Your inability to understand my post, or refusal to do so, regarding the immorality of expecting that you have a right to the labor of another man is an indication of how far left you stand.

          Thank you for your thoughts.

          Have a nice day!

      • jerrimyers

        Right, it’s a good idea to leave things as they were, insurance companies making millions on the backs of Americans unfortunate enough to have a medical issue. No regulations needed there. Not. Open your eyes–other countries are doing much better than the U.S. with their healthcare (even Romney praised Israel’s healthcare management this week) and they have something much like what our President is trying to create for the U.S. I think the only reason you Republicans object to it is that you missed the boat to do the right thing. It’s never too late to just admit you were mistaken–it happens–and get on board to do the right thing.

        • ObozoMustGo

          jm… typical leftist idiot that completely misunderstands the value of the profit motive in improving services and reducing costs. However, as the government gets more and more involved, the result is crony capitalism and corruption (which is exactly what Obozocare is) combined with increasing costs and decreasing supply. The whole Obozocare scheme has nothing to do with insuring people. It has to do with government control over your life, increased dependency on government, and perpetual control of the government by the party that passes out the goodies… the DemocRATS. That is ALL that Obozocare is about. Only a useful idiot prone to buying off on the lies of the leftists thinks otherwise.

          Have a nice day!

          “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
          the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
          its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
          — Winston Churchill

      • faster

        So, then, let’s cut to the chase here. You are one of those who believe it is all right to put a price tag on human life? That “some people are ‘more equal’ than others” in this regard? Is it a person’s fault that he can’t pay over $1000 a month for health insurance? Therefore, it must be his fault that he isn’t making enough money to do so, right? That HAS to mean you think he has some kind of control over how much he “is allowed to earn”? Show me how he has such control.

        What you are saying is that those who have money are more worthy of medical care than those who don’t. To your way of thought, anyone who gets a health benefit that he didn’t – or couldn’t – pay for is getting “free stuff,” rather than something basic that human life, when it is respected, is entitled to have. You’d rather look upon such people as greedy scroungers, looking constantly for things he can have and not pay for. You assume they COULD have jobs which would allow them to buy health insurance, but that they CHOOSE, instead, to remain poor to get free goodies. That’s pretty stupid.

        If you’re religious, particularly a Christian, how can you be so crass? Don’t try to lay that “bleeding-heart liberal” junk on me. I’d rather have a heart that CAN bleed for someone else’s suffering, than to have one made of stone, like yours.

        You also conveniently ignore the many people who are young and healthy and choose not to buy health insurance – when THEY get sick, they’re in the same fix as the poor who can’t afford it. And some of them might be your very OWN family, neighbors and friends, too. If the poor are robbing you, aren’t they also doing so?

        Your argument also HAS to mean that you oppose ALL taxation, of any kind, because nobody asked for a by-your-leave from you. Isn’t THAT robbery, too?

        If staying alive properly has a price tag, you’re being fiendish. And you probably like it, because it makes you feel superior to the “unwashed hordes” in the lower classes.

        I worked very hard all my life. Yet never begrudged health care to the poor – not EVER. I guess that’s what made me a liberal. I can’t swallow crassness like yours and feel good about myself. The last thing I expected was to become disabled in my late ’40’s, but I did. I had no reserves, and have lived on SS Disability for years. Without it, I’d have been living on the streets, despite a long and hardworking professional career – and I wouldn’t have survived even a year. You’d say I was robbing you, too, I imagine, for surviving on Social Security. Other right wingers certainly have. One of them said I should have died so I wouldn’t be “robbing” his tax dollars. The fact that I had PAID into my Social Security for many years didn’t seem to occur – or to matter – to him at all. And since I grew up in a very, VEDDY Republican suburb, I know you – and your type of mindset, very well indeed – I know them of old, you could say.

        Since we ALL partake of the health care system, sooner or later, the Affordable Care Act makes sense. It requires each citizen to pay into it, and gives subsidies to those who can’t even do that much. Its basis is a reverence for ALL human life, a thing about which you seem to know nothing. And which, today, seems to be a mark of a “good, god-fearing Christian.” That faith DID reverence human life – once. Long ago. But even in its days of origin, not ALL lives were reverenced equally, were they?

        To you, the worth of any human life is measured by the yardstick of his bank accounts. You poor, miserable slob.

        And your cute quip of calling the president Obozo is as childish and sophomoric as the rest of what you said. It’s a blatant attempt to instill a prejudice. It doesn’t cut the mustard, pal.

        It only labels YOU.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Faster…. What gives you the right to the labor of a doctor or nurse? Is it the very fact that you breathe that allows you to enslave those service providers? Is that what gives you the right to my pocket? You breathe? You’re a parasite. Plain and simple. Admit it.

          Health care IS NOT A RIGHT. How can it be a right when the providers of that care (doctors, nurses, admin, medical equipment and supplies makers, janitors, everyone involved) must be paid in order to make a living and provide for their families? Are they your slaves that you have a right to beat? And if they must be paid, what right do you have to force others to labor for your benefit? Please answer these questions.

          While I am sorry for your disability, if you were prudent with your earnings while working, you would not be in such a position. Your circumstances are your circumstances, NOT mine. If you were my neighbor, I would be charitable with you and probably buy your groceries and other things for you because that is the right thing to do, and I have an obligation to help you personally. But the concept that you, through your vote, have the right to rob my pocket via proxy through the politicians is absolutely immoral.

          Do we, as a society, need to have a safety net. YES! This is something that will surprise you after reading the above, but I do think we can and should have a social saftey net for those, who like you, find themselves in desparate situations. The difference between you and I is that I think there are much more effective means of building and managing that safety net than the failed methods of turning over the earnings to politicians who have their own self-interests and greed that motivates WHAT they do with the earnings they confiscate.

          Your assumption that I or other conservatives think we should not have any taxation is foolish. Of course we need taxation. Primarily for defense. After all, it was the lack of funding for defense that brought down the Articles of Confederation. But the argument of taxation, and this argument in general always comes down to a single question:

          What is the proper role of the federal government in America?

          Well, we have an answer to that. It’s called The Constitution. You see, before we can settle on the issues of which programs to cut or grow or support, we really need to settle on the big picture of the proper role of the Federal Government. This is where the debate should be held in this election, but Obozo want’s nothing to do with that, and I’m not sure that Romney does either. Unfortunately.

          So while Americans like you and I are at each other’s throats, as we have been for 80 years, the size and scope of the Federal bureaucracy has exploded while politicians have exploited us for their own gain and enrichment. And we now find ourselves approaching 3rd world status because of our debts. They have done this largely by selling people on the concept that they will “take care” of them. Don’t you ever find it odd that less than 10 cents of every dollar taken in for a social program ever reaches the intended recipient? Why is that? Does it bother you that 43 cents of every dollar the Feds spend is BORROWED? Ask yourself where a politicians real power is reflected…. it’s in the size and scope of the bureaucracies that he builds with other people’s money.

          I can assure you, faster, that in truth, you and I may not be as far apart as you think. It may seem that way to you, but if we break down the misconceptions that we each have about the other, I think you’ll find that most Americans are actually very libertarian (small “L” on purpose) in their political philosophy. You know… live and let live. I don’t tell you what to do and you don’t tell me what to do. I know, it’s a fine line between self government and anarchy, but it’s better to have more freedom than less. The trouble with self-government is obvious, however. Only a moral and virtuous people can really make it work. Truthfully, the side that is working to decay those morals is the left. If you are objective at all, you would admit to that. I will also place some of that blame on what you percieve as the right. Those that have been corrupted by pursuit of money through illicit practices are equally to blame. If I am objective, I must admit this. And I am objective more than you know.

          While you may be angered at me for daring to ask such questions as I did at the beginning of this post, they are legitimate moral questions to ask. I don’t profess to have all the answers to the problems, however. But I can assure this: The answers to the problems ARE NOT with government. They are with us, the people.

          Great discussion, faster. Though contentious, I still like a thoughtful exchange. Thank you for your thoughts.

          Have a nice day!

          “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
          the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
          its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
          — Winston Churchill

      • gp

        Free stuff? Are you an idiot? What free stuff? There isn’t a nation on earth that provides free stuff. We pay….well not you, you probably are a mooch and get your care in the ER which costs everyone money and drives the cost even higher, but for the most part we all pay. All anyone is really talking about is a better way to use all that money that we all pay anyway. You really must be ignorant to not know how health care works…..try getting an education, maybe read a book.

      • You can call it robbery but it is the law that hospitals have to treat people. The AHCA just mandated that those who could afford to pay, would. You have always been paying and some times for moochers. The AHCA act means you will pay less. It asks people to do the same thing you do – take personal responsibility for their health. The AHCA gives them tools to enter the health insurance market.

        I do not know about a God given right. What I do know is that God made it our responsibility to look after the less fortunate. You tell me that there is another mechanism to fullfill that obligation? Do not tell me churches. Historically they have been far worse than mere government.

    • And your point is?………………..

      • tgcapps

        If you don’t understand the point then there is no use trying to explain again.

    • I’m with you, “tgcapps”–people have no idea how bad it really is for so many people. God bless your husband for having served our country; God keep and watch over both of you and your many health challenges, too. Thank you for your educated posting that actually included facts and reasoning.

    • shari_b

      Please tell your husband that I appreciate his service to our wonderful country. So glad you both had the care you needed. With upcoming intended military cuts, our current military may not be equally blessed. Our country is better helped by improving the job market, building a strong military, and becoming energy independent. God willing, that will happen in the very near future. Thank you again for your service!

  • wesley rasmussen

    I love reading these posts from people who “don’t want to pay for other peoples’ not having insurance, or certain medications, or other “entitlements” ad infinitum and ad nauseum. They don’t, however, note the fact that people who have no children are paying for their kids’ education in public schools, people who don’t drive are paying taxes to cover those roads others drive on, and myriad other services paid for by taxes for the COMMON good. They are conveniently forgetting that part of the definition of government, and trying to make everything the government is responsible for an elective choice, like taxing a-la-carte.

    It don’t work that way, never did, never will. As Walter would tell Jeff Dunham, “dum basses”.

    • ObozoMustGo

      wesley… well, I suppose it depends on what you believe the proper role of federal government is, now doesn’t it? You freaks on the left think it’s government’s duty to act as both a nanny state and the great equalizer of results through progressive taxation and income redistribution. Conservatives/libertarians believe that government’s role is clearly defined in the Constitution which does not give the Federal government the power to be the nanny state and great equalizer. While you leftist nutjobs always bring up the foolish “bridges and roads” crap, no one disputes that government, particularly state and local government, can and should be responsible for common infrastructure. That’s a strawman argument and it is false. You know it. The real issues at hand involve transfer payments… entitlements. Fully 70% of the Federal Budget is transfer payments – robbing Peter to pay Paul. And unfortunately, now we are borrowing 43 cents of every dollar spent so we can rob both Peter AND his future generations to pay a lot more Pauls a lot more freebies so the pols can buy votes. All of you that support this scheme are either malicious or stupid, but either way you’re useful idiots just the same.

      Have a nice day!

  • Life is real. Romney isn’t!

  • gp

    I’d say you would vote for the white lefty….I mean you voted for Reagan and he was pretty much to the left of Mr Obama.

  • gp

    No,it really doesn’t mean that….it merely means that a federal or national government acts as a backer to the various provinces in their administration and payments to doctors and hospitals. Everyone pays a certain amount from their paychecks and it’s not really that cheap, and nothing is free and if you want to get treatment that is over and above the mandated care you have to have private insurance or be ready to pay. Cosmetic surgery is not covered for example. Americans have no idea what goes on anywhere else so they just spout off insanity and nonsense and the other ignoramus’s believe it…..I don’t mean you by the way.

  • gp

    I’ll bet you have no idea who Winston Churchill even is…