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04/19/15 09:52 AM #1069    

 

James Flanagan

A change of pace. Some humor. Enjoy Jim

 

 
 
 

*HAVE YOUEVER BEEN GUILTY OF LOOKING AT OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND THINKING,

? ? SURELY I CAN'T LOOK THAT OLD.*

  *WELL . .YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE.*

 *MY NAME IS ALICE, AND I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST. I NOTICED HIS DDS DIPLOMA ON THE WALL, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME.*

  *SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK-HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SOME 55 ODD YEARSAGO.*

  *COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON, WAY BACK THEN?*

  *UPON SEEING HIM, HOWEVER, I QUICKLY DISCARDED ANY SUCH THOUGHT. THIS BALDING, GRAY-HAIRED MAN WITH THE DEEPLY LINED FACE WAS WAY TOO OLD TO HAVE BEEN MY CLASSMATE.

 *AFTER HE EXAMINED MY TEETH, I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD ATTENDED Mt LEBANON  HIGH SCHOOL .*

 *'YES. YES, I DID. I'M A BLUE DEVIL,' HE GLEAMED WITH PRIDE.*

 *WHEN DID YOU GRADUATE?' I ASKED.*

*HE ANSWERED

'IN 1959. WHY DO YOU ASK?'*

  *YOU WERE IN MY CLASS!', I EXCLAIMED.*

 *HE LOOKED AT ME CLOSELY.*

  *THEN, THAT UGLY, OLD, BALD, WRINKLED-FACED, FAT-ASSED,

*GRAY-HAIRED, DECREPIT,*

 *SON-OF-A-BITCH,*

*ASKED...*

 


*'WHAT DID YOU TEACH??'*

 

 


04/19/15 11:17 AM #1070    

Victoria Anderson Breen

Jim, I absolutely love your posts!!!!!  Please keep 'em comin'!!!!!!

And if Diane Feinstein really said that stupid remark, then the Dems should be very, very wary of their "people".............


04/19/15 06:22 PM #1071    

Joan Stein Bridges

Pete,

Thank you .- That was the best.

 I say little here but read it all.

 Not sure what that says about me.


04/19/15 06:36 PM #1072    

 

Phillip Mathewson

I have to admit that I enjoy watching Hillary self destruct.  It is not so much fun watching Obama self destruct because while he is doing that he is destroying our country.


04/19/15 07:06 PM #1073    

 

Phillip Mathewson

Does anyone really want her for our next President?  Come on class, be honest...

 


04/19/15 07:25 PM #1074    

 

Phillip Mathewson

Here are a few questions to ask Liberals.  Very few know the answers.  Check yourself.  No fair using Google.

  1. How many Senators does you State have and can you name them?

  2. Can you name the three branches of government?

  3. What is the name of your Representative?

  4. Who is our Vice President?

Good luck…


04/19/15 09:11 PM #1075    

Peter Mills

Phil.

After your refusal to prove your posting was true (# 1067 regarding Feinstein is not true-- more on that in a moment) you have the cajones to broach your idea of a history lesson for air-headed liberals?  You insult your intelligence.

Phil, you mentioned Google.  If you haven't already, may I suggest that you Google: "Senator Feinstein quote gunman lays down gun when no one is armed".  Read what pops up and weep.  Before you "photoshop, type & paste" (or borrow something already PTP'ed), you might check to see if it's true.

As for your comments, (in # 1062, "Sad to say, but this is how the liberal brain works.") and, almost sheepishly (in # 1067, "It sure sounds like something she would say.") I wonder how you would know how a liberal brain works? 

If you're joking or trying to be a satirist, it's not working.

If you check Google, please take the time to watch a 6-minute You Tube video of Ted Cruz trying to outduel Diane Feinstein over arms control-- it will be one of the sites that pops up.  She voices her legal and personal concerns eloquently.  She sure doesn't fit your stereotype of "how a liberal thinks."

Just because something's on the internet does not make it true.  You should certainly know that.  Yet you pass something off on us as gospel when it was simply a ridiculous satire.  You bought into it and professed it was true.  Is that how Conservatives think?  Or just Phil?

And do you think the liberals in our audience enjoy being put down by you all the time?  Would you?

 

 

 


04/19/15 09:15 PM #1076    

 

Patricia Weaver Telkins

Re: Post #1062

In February 2013, web site Palookaville Post published an article ("Feinstein and Boxer Ask Californians to Lay Down Their Weapons During Statewide Manhunt") containing an extraordinary claim about a statement purportedly made by Senator Dianne Feinstein of California. According to author "Jimmy Olsentwins,"  Sen. Feinstein  commented on the  then-current  standoff involving former police officer Christopher Dorner by urging Californians to turn in their guns en masse:

Throughout the day, Senators Feinstein and Boxer made desperate pleas for their California constituents to turn in their guns and not confront the crazed gunman because this would be a perfect test of their anti-gun proposals.

"The Senators feel the best course of action is to remove all weapons from law enforcement and private citizens so no one else gets hurt," said a Senate communications intern. "When the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will lay down his weapons and turn himself in ... that's just human nature."

Unfortunately for those who have since looked to determine the quote's veracity, the Palookaville Post site is now defunct, and the original article is therefore offline.

Suffice it to say the Palookaville Post was a satirical site that published fake news, one example of which was the  made-up  story about Senators Feinstein and Boxer referenced above. Other examples of its work included articles claiming President Obama had granted himself a $100,000  pay raise  and an Oklahoma teacher had been fired for praying when a tornado hit her school. 

If nothing else, the name of the "reporter" bylined on the story should have given away its japing nature: "Jimmy Olsentwins" is a conflation of the name of the cub reporter who works at the fictional Daily Planet newspaper in Superman comics and the surname of actresses Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Fuller Olsen, collectively known as the Olsen Twins. 

 


04/19/15 09:15 PM #1077    

Peter Mills

Jim:

Great story.  Thanks for the best laugh of the week!

Pete.


04/19/15 09:17 PM #1078    

 

Phillip Mathewson

Just watched Bill O’Reilly’s documentary on Wild Bill  Hickock.  It was great!  Right now he has a documentary on Jesse James.  Bill is a great historian!


04/19/15 09:23 PM #1079    

Peter Mills

Thank you, Patricia, for forwarding just one of the articles about Senator Feinstein & gun control.

Pete Mills


04/19/15 09:35 PM #1080    

Peter Mills

Joan,

Maybe "Constant Observer" says it.  Check it out.

Pete.


04/19/15 09:45 PM #1081    

 

Phillip Mathewson

I love the comments on this message board.  I think finally this board is coming to life.  Pretty good stuff for a bunch of 74 year olds!


04/19/15 10:15 PM #1082    

Joan Stephens Kubancek

4/18/15  3:09 PM

Phil you posted: 

Ecclesiastes 10:2

King James Bible
A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

I answered:

Is it possible you are calling those who disagree with you fools?

I'm sure you want to prove Pete wrong and will answer my question.

This is the third time I've asked, what are you afraid of?

4/18/15 4:35 PM You answered:

Joan,  I'm not trying to prove anyone wrong.  Least of all a liberal.  You must think I'm a fool.  It's impossible to prove a liberal wrong.  Go back to sleep.

Today:  I respond:

Phil,

Thanks, You have again avoided my question..

You spend all of your time on the  forum trying to prove anyone who disagrees with you that they are wrong – how is that working for you?  You post anything that you think proves your point without any regard to its truth.  God forbid you see a post that the sky is green.

You have no idea what I am, only that I disagree with some of your postings.

Sadly yes, you are correct on what I think of you.  You do not represent our class.  We were taught to exchange ideas thoughtfully not to attack those with different opinions. 

Perhaps you sleep at 3:05PM  but I live a busy life .

For everyone else, I’m happy to see opinions but I’m very tired of bashing Hillary.  What I want to see is why I
should vote for ?, not why I shouldn’t vote for  Hillary.   That is interesting conversation.


04/19/15 11:10 PM #1083    

Joan Stephens Kubancek

Pete,

I'm not sure what you mean by checking "Constant Observer".  Will you help me out?


04/19/15 11:14 PM #1084    

 

Phillip Mathewson

Joan,

 

I suggest you think for yourself and follow your beliefs.  That is what all of us should do.  Am I wrong?


04/20/15 08:36 AM #1085    

 

Judith Zionts Fox

I am repeating in different words what I said earlier. Instead of arguing now, you should not take seriously anything on this message board. First, please do your own research, other than the liberal "news." Check out Fox news as well. I promise you; it won't hurt you. Nothing bad will happen to you. Go on internet, listen to what Hillary, Obama and other liberals say and do the same with the Republicans. Hear it out of their own mouths. I am not fond of all the Republicans either because there are a few communists among them as well. I personally don't like communism, do you? Check out the conservative Republicans. If you need a list of good conservatives, ask me and I will type out a list for you. Then argue with us having more complete knowledge. I pray after you do all your research, that you love your family more than you love the Democrat party or liberalism. 


04/20/15 09:04 AM #1086    

 

James Flanagan

Another change of pace. This video made me feel proud. Enjoy  Jim

                                                                     
 https://www.youtube.com/embed/daqwGRdRIsk?feature=player_detailpage

 


04/20/15 10:59 AM #1087    

Judy Krudener Konnert

Wow! Looks like Mt. Lebanon HS has undergone a MAJOR overhaul! What a difference from when we were all there!

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2015/04/19/A-110-million-upgrade-at-Mt-Lebanon-High-School/stories/201504190035


04/20/15 11:47 AM #1088    

Joseph Kiray

Another remark from a California genius who once said we have to pass this healthcare bill to find out what is in it. Now some are finding that "freebie" is not what it was thought to have been. Let's see, the person invests his own money in the market, takes all the risk, and now they want us to give some off the profits back to illegals? Who will blame this choice of words on the LA Times and Lou Dobbs? take a look!

 

On Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 8:52 AM, JerryD72 <jerryd72@comcast.net> wrote:
 
 
 
 
California...
LARGEST INSANE ASYLUM IN THE WORLD
 
Interesting that the LA Times did this.  Lou Dobbs reported this on CNN and it cost him his job. The only network we would see this on would be FOX.  All the others are staying away from it. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican this should be of great interest to you!
 
Just One State - be sure and read the last part...try for 3 times.
 
This is only one State...If this doesn't open eyes, nothing will!
 
From the L. A. Times.
 
1. 40% of all workers in L.  A.  County (L..  A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes.  This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.
 
2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
 
3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
 
4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
 
5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
 
6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
 
7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
 
8 Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
 
9.  21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.
 
10.  in L.A.  County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish.  (There are 10.2 million people in L.  A. County.)
 
(All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)
 
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States 'annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.
 
We are fools for letting this continue.
 
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
 
Send copies of this letter to at least two other people.  100 would be even better.
 
This is only one State...If this doesn't open your eyes nothing will, and you wonder why Nancy Pelosi wants them to become voters!
 
IF YOU DON'T AGREE JUST DELETE--IF YOU DO--PASS IT ON!  WHERE DO WE GET THESE MORONS?
 
Windfall Tax on Retirement Income Adding a tax to your retirement is simply another way of saying to the American people, you're so darn stupid that we're going to keep doing this until we drain every cent from you.  Nancy Pelosi wants a Windfall Tax on Retirement Income.  In other words tax what you have made by investing toward your retirement.  This woman is a nut case!  You aren't going to believe this.
 
Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits (including Retirement fund, 401K and Mutual Funds!
 
Alas, it is true -- all to help the 12 Million Illegal Immigrants and other unemployed Minorities!
 
This woman is frightening. She quotes...' We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income, (didn't Marx say something like this?), and in our country and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest.  (I am not rich, are you?)
 
When asked how these new tax dollars would be spent, she replied:
 
'We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities.  For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long way to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as 'Americans''.
 
(Read that quote again and again and let it sink in.) 'Lower your retirement; give it to others who have not worked as you have for it.' Send it on to your friends.  I just did!  This lady is out of her mind!
 
 
 
 PASS IT ON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
            "We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill

04/20/15 06:14 PM #1089    

 

Phillip Mathewson

Children's Flash Mob...

https://www.youtube.com/embed/eee4-d7FUis

These kids are the future.  We need to make sure they have the opportunity for a future.


04/20/15 10:57 PM #1090    

 

Phillip Mathewson

There are some on this message board who would like me to leave.  And that’s OK.  But I really would like to put it to a vote.  So those of you who want me to stay just comment “Stay”, and those of you who want me to leave just comment “Leave”.  I believe in democracy and I will abide by the majority.  So let’s have it.

 

Thanks,

 

Phil


04/21/15 12:03 AM #1091    

Peter Mills

Joan Stein Bridges,

Your comment that you watch carefully but say little brought the phrase "constant observer" to mind. 

Merriam Webster defines "Constant" as "1: marked by firm steadfast resolution or faithfulness: exhibiting a constancy of mind or attachment <a constant friend>"

When "constant observer" was typed into Wikipedia box, the results were interesting.  The first item to appear was

"Ash-Saheed translates from Arabic as The Witness.  The one who sees all, both seen and unseen.  The constant observer."

Also, Ash-Saheed (The Witness) may refer to Allah, the all seeing one.

Having seen these results, I felt "constant observer" was a better fit than I could have imaged.

Pete


04/21/15 12:41 AM #1092    

Peter Mills

Joseph,

Who is "jerryd72"?

Are all these comments jerryd72's, the L.A. Times or all of the above?  Please cite your sources for clarification.

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.

Peter

P.S.  Your thoughtful quote from Winston Churchill, which ends "...we make a life by what we give..." begs the question: Do we give lovingly or do we give hatefully?  (Churchill gave it his all...) 

P.P.S.  Bigger is not always better..."  Just harder to take in.


04/21/15 01:23 AM #1093    

Peter Mills

Phil,

Regarding your #1090 post asking us to vote you in or out: I'm afraid the "silent majority" will be silent, making the vote count, whatever it is, inconclusive.

I don't believe that there are many 59ers who'd vote you out.  I wouldn't.  (But don't count this as my vote for you-- this is just an early poll sample.  I might change my mind in a final polling booth moment of truth.)

What I would like to see are more civilly posted positives and less nastily posted negatives.  If we're citing our opinions, say that:  "It's my feeling that our country's going to H---!" is perfectly fine, in my book.  Calling people names (founded or not) is not civil; it immediately questions whatever that person is saying and leaves a bad taste in many mouths (maybe even in some Conservatives').

Please respect the fact that even the least intelligent in our graduating class are smarter than the "average bear" thanks to caring parents and teachers, an excellent school system and the good fortune to be raised in an affluent enviroment.  I think some of us are insulted when someone tries to "pull the wool over our eyes."  I damn well know I am.  And you know that, too. 

All I ask of all our forum contributors is good manners, cite statements of fact and couch opinions.  It's easy to be nasty; and it's hard to be nice, 

Thanks for listening.  Good night.

Pete

 

 


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