Curtis2

Greetings to all who still have this account on your friends list.

This is a message just to inform you that "Smiley" is no more. I have officially changed it to "Curtis2." Although my Ninja_Penguin account is my primary one, I will be keeping this one open. I have put seven years of my life into this and I really don't want to lose it. So, if you would, please make the appropriate changes to your friends list. Thank you and God bless.

I love you.
~Curtis
  • tu_madre
    *laughing on the inside at the picture* (-:
    by tu_madre at 08/06/09 5:08PM
  • shinri
    it seems to have auto-updated on my list... I think... maybe
    by shinri at 08/06/09 7:53PM
  • frogkisser
    I am sad for you. Alas. You were "smiley" when we met. I feel like you aren't really the Curtis I fell in love with when you go by "Curtis2"...I just don't think we can go on this way...
    by frogkisser at 08/07/09 8:37PM
  • sarahpet
    God Bless you, too.
    :-)
    by sarahpet at 08/08/09 4:40PM
  • cellophane
    I have both. :)
    by cellophane at 08/11/09 2:32PM
  • adam_m
    It isn't a bit much to ask us to change our lives all so you can maintain multiple screen names...?
    by adam_m at 08/12/09 5:49PM
  • justplainjen
    So you can't say butt anymore b/c you're a preacher?
    by justplainjen at 09/13/09 6:32PM
  • the_sexy_mosher
    really? buttery butt is a sin now?
    by the_sexy_mosher at 01/07/10 1:03PM

The First Baptist Bar and Grill

There is a little church in Arkansas that is looking to appeal to a "different kind of sinner." This is why they have decided to hold their Easter service in a bar. Here is the story. Here is the church's website advertising it. They are currently looking for a way around the Sunday Blue Laws.

You know, it's things like this that make me think that there are still prophets today.
*Sorry about the two curse words. This was the only thing I could find.

I love you all.
I love you.
~Curtis
  • somebodystolemybday
    Hello Curtis, My name is george tweedie and I am trying to join the Global_Warnings pleo group...Could you get me in?? Thank you in advance!! :)
    by somebodystolemybday at 04/09/09 8:21PM
  • aceofspades
    Tim Wilson is hilarious. He lives in Louisville these days.
    by aceofspades at 04/10/09 10:51AM
  • shinri
    I have certified aluminum, the tim wilson album - that song always cracks me up, as do the uncle b.s. stories...
    by shinri at 04/13/09 9:02PM

THIS is our President!

This is the transcript between Rush Limbaugh and "Ann from Louisville." In it, we can see exactly where our nation is and why such a sleaze ball like President Obama could be elected to the highest and most respected office in this nation. Enjoy.


BEGIN TRANSCRIPT


RUSH: We'll go to Louisville and Ann. It's nice to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush. Mega dittos from Louisville.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: I'm calling in response to Mr. Obama's remark about Special Olympics.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: I've had the privilege of being associated with that community for 46 years with my daughter. His backhanded apology was as insulting as the remark.

RUSH: Just an offhand re--

CALLER: He meant exactly what he said, and it shows the character of this man.

RUSH: Yeah, I agree. I think he's a cold guy. I think he's got a chip on his shoulder. He's got a little anger out there -- and remember: there was no apology forthcoming until people started calling the White House. This is something. If it had been me and I had said that, I would apologize in the middle show. "Jay, look, I'm sorry about that. I'm trying to make fun of myself. I'm a lousy bowler. I'm just trying to make fun of myself." I would have done it right then and there. I wouldn't have said it in the first place, but...

CALLER: I feel this man's presidency has been driven by response to what he thinks is racial prejudice.

RUSH: Did you like him before this comment or not?

CALLER: No.

RUSH: Yeah?

CALLER: I didn't. But this certainly... I know there isn't many other --

RUSH: Well, just --

CALLER: -- huge issues here, but this is important to us.

RUSH: Just remember, Ann: this man cares. George W. Bush was a village idiot. This man, he cares.


BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: We just had the call from Ann in Louisville, who has been with Special Olympics for 46 years because of one of her children, and she was among many who are offended by Obama's comment on The Tonight Show. The point she made was his apology didn't do it for her. I want to go back to the first hour. I want to contrast two people for you. Do you remember during the presidential campaign how the media, the Democrats and the left, savaged Sarah Palin? It's expected. It's who they are. She was effective. She threatened them. She brought life and energy to the moribund McCain campaign. She had to be destroyed. That's the left's modus operandi. We expect that. However, we have some people on our side who also think that they are part of the best and the brightest.

They're smarter than everybody else, part of the New York-Washington media axis. They were referring to Barack Obama as elegant. "He's so elegant! He's so suave. He's so brilliant. He's so calm and cool. Soothing! He's just like Joe Camel! He's Joe Camel. This man is cool as can be. It's great." People on our side said, "It's great to have somebody as smart as we are running for president. It's great to have somebody as well spoken as we are. It's great to have an academic, somebody from Harvard Law, somebody from the University of Chicago Law School. It's great to have one of us, a fellow egghead running for office," and these same people said of Sarah Palin, "How vulgar!" People on our side said, "How vulgar. How uncouth. How so...middle class. That accent! Oh! D'oh! I just can't stand her accent. She had the baby?" People on our side were saying, "She had the baby with Down syndrome? No. Look at that! She's whipping these middle-American Republicans into a frenzy! This is bad. This is not how we're going to become a majority party. Sarah Palin? Oh, she's so vulgar." So, here's Barack Obama last night on The Tonight Show.

OBAMA: No! No! I -- I have been practice -- I, uh, have been practicing all alone.

AUDIENCE: (laughter)

LENO: Really? Really?

OBAMA: I -- I, uh, bowled at 129.

AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause)

OBAMA: Yes, I have!

LENO: Oh, no. That's very good. (clapping)

OBAMA: I swear it was like --

LENO: Yeah. Oh, that's very good, Mr. President.

AUDIENCE: (laughter)

OBAMA: It was like Special Olympics or something.

AUDIENCE: (wild laughter)

RUSH: Yeah, I bowled a 129. Oh, wonderful, 129! Oh ho-ho! "Oh, that's very good, Mr. President," Leno says with a little cynicism. "Yeah, yeah! You know, it's like Special Olympics or something!" Yeah, Special Olympics. Here's Sarah Palin, March 7th, 2009, on her website, SarahPAC.com holding her baby with Down Syndrome, Trig, addressing the 2009 Special Olympics.

PALIN: When I first held Trig, it was like an hourglass turned upside down. My heart filled up with love, as my mind emptied itself of all the different worries and fears and concerns that I had. I had carried those while I was carrying him. Everyone wants their baby to be perfect. And with Trig, that's exactly what we got. Everyone worries about what the future holds for their newborn child. With Trig we have hopes and concerns and dreams just as we do for all our children, but one thing is certain for our family, and that's that Special Olympics is going to be a big part of his and our future.

OBAMA: No! No! I -- I have been practice -- I, uh, have been practicing all alone.

AUDIENCE: (laughter)

LENO: Really? Really?

OBAMA: I -- I, uh, bowled at 129.

AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause)

OBAMA: Yes, I have!

LENO: Oh, no. That's very good. (clapping)

OBAMA: I swear it was like --

LENO: Yeah. Oh, that's very good, Mr. President.

AUDIENCE: (laughter)

OBAMA: It was like Special Olympics or something.

AUDIENCE: (wild laughter)

RUSH: "It was like Special Olympics or something." So there's the elegant and suave and intelligent, brilliant, well-spoken Barack Obama; versus the vulgar, uncouth, unsophisticated Sarah Palin. Here's another sound bite from Ms. Palin.

PALIN: Now thanks to Special Olympics, we know for certain that Trig is going to have every opportunity to enjoy sports and competition that all of our other children have. I know I don't have to worry that he's going to be on the sidelines, when he wants to be in the game. You know what the difference is between a hockey mom and a Special Olympics hockey mom? Nothing. For our family and for millions of other families with special, special children, Special Olympics gives us confidence and excitement for his future, and we've got big plans for this little guy -- and we can't wait.

OBAMA: No! No! I -- I have been practice -- I, uh, have been practicing all alone.

AUDIENCE: (laughter)

LENO: Really? Really?

OBAMA: I -- I, uh, bowled at 129.

AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause)

OBAMA: Yes, I have!

LENO: Oh, no. That's very good. (clapping)

OBAMA: I swear it was like --

LENO: Yeah. Oh, that's very good, Mr. President.

AUDIENCE: (laughter)

OBAMA: It was like Special Olympics or something.

AUDIENCE: (wild laughter)

RUSH: There you have it side by side. The elegant, suave, sophisticated, brilliant, educated Barack Obama; versus the vulgar, unsophisticated, uncouth Sarah Palin. They're both talking about the same thing: the Special Olympics. Just to show you, just to show you how false images can so easily be created and magnified by the Drive-By Media, political parties, and so forth.


END TRANSCRIPT



Long story short: Obama thinks handicapable people and their disabilities are funny. This is the man we elected to lead us. Good job, America.

I love you.
~Curtis
  • ninja_penguin
    We're a nation of complacent uneducated morons. Many deserve what they get. Unfortunately, too many good people get the same crap.
    by ninja_penguin at 03/27/09 11:46PM
  • braindrain
    What's bad (for Obama) is that he now has a history of making remarks that slight individuals with disabilities: remember his comment about John McCain not doing his own email back during the election? Obama said it was because McCain was out of touch with the "modern era." The real answer: McCain's imprisonment in Asia made it so that he does not have sufficient use of his hands and arms to even raise them up sufficiently to do those things
    by braindrain at 03/28/09 1:37AM
  • joyinthejourney
    Can we survive this man for 4 years? UGH...Can't stand him.
    by joyinthejourney at 03/29/09 2:07PM
  • carpecollum
    Guys, remember, he's our President. We need to be praying for him...and the country...really hard!
    by carpecollum at 04/02/09 11:45PM

Obama Plans on going with the "Swedish Model"

I was surprised when I heard this. However, who can blame him? I mean, Swedish models are HOT!

...What? He's not talking about Swedish models like Victoria Silvstedt or Caroline Winberg?* He's talking about how the Swedes run their banks?
...

That's disappointing... on both accounts.

Oh well.

I love you.
~Curtis


*BTW, I had to look those names up on wikipedia. I do not have the names of Swedish models (or any model for that matter) committed to memory.
  • aceofspades
    Funny how "temporary" things with government never seem to be all that temporary.
    by aceofspades at 02/19/09 1:00AM
  • the_sexy_mosher
    get it? "on both ACCOUNTS" get it? banks have accounts! get it? get it?
    by the_sexy_mosher at 02/23/09 3:55PM
  • karalei
    *BTW - yeah right. ;)
    by karalei at 02/28/09 10:08PM

An Article By Dick Morris

The Obama presidency: Here comes socialism
By Dick Morris
Posted: 01/20/09 06:12 PM ET
2009-2010 will rank with 1913-14, 1933-36, 1964-65 and 1981-82 as years that will permanently change our government, politics and lives. Just as the stars were aligned for Wilson, Roosevelt, Johnson and Reagan, they are aligned for Obama. Simply put, we enter his administration as free-enterprise, market-dominated, laissez-faire America. We will shortly become like Germany, France, the United Kingdom, or Sweden — a socialist democracy in which the government dominates the economy, determines private-sector priorities and offers a vastly expanded range of services to many more people at much higher taxes.


Obama will accomplish his agenda of “reform” under the rubric of “recovery.” Using the electoral mandate bestowed on a Democratic Congress by restless voters and the economic power given his administration by terrified Americans, he will change our country fundamentally in the name of lifting the depression. His stimulus packages won’t do much to shorten the downturn — although they will make it less painful — but they will do a great deal to change our nation.


In implementing his agenda, Barack Obama will emulate the example of Franklin D. Roosevelt. (Not the liberal mythology of the New Deal, but the actuality of what it accomplished.) When FDR took office, he was enormously successful in averting a total collapse of the banking system and the economy. But his New Deal measures only succeeded in lowering the unemployment rate from 23 percent in 1933, when he took office, to 13 percent in the summer of 1937. It never went lower. And his policies of over-regulation generated such business uncertainty that they triggered a second-term recession. Unemployment in 1938 rose to 17 percent and, in 1940, on the verge of the war-driven recovery, stood at 15 percent. (These data and the real story of Hoover’s and Roosevelt’s missteps, uncolored by ideology, are available in The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes, copyright 2007.)


But in the name of a largely unsuccessful effort to end the Depression, Roosevelt passed crucial and permanent reforms that have dominated our lives ever since, including Social Security, the creation of the Securities and Exchange Commission, unionization under the Wagner Act, the federal minimum wage and a host of other fundamental changes.


Obama’s record will be similar, although less wise and more destructive. He will begin by passing every program for which liberals have lusted for decades, from alternative-energy sources to school renovations, infrastructure repairs and technology enhancements. These are all good programs, but they normally would be stretched out for years. But freed of any constraint on the deficit — indeed, empowered by a mandate to raise it as high as possible — Obama will do them all rather quickly.


But it is not his spending that will transform our political system, it is his tax and welfare policies. In the name of short-term stimulus, he will give every American family (who makes less than $200,000) a welfare check of $1,000 euphemistically called a refundable tax credit. And he will so sharply cut taxes on the middle class and the poor that the number of Americans who pay no federal income tax will rise from the current one-third of all households to more than half. In the process, he will create a permanent electoral majority that does not pay taxes, but counts on ever-expanding welfare checks from the government. The dependency on the dole, formerly limited in pre-Clinton days to 14 million women and children on Aid to Families with Dependent Children, will now grow to a clear majority of the American population.


Will he raise taxes? Why should he? With a congressional mandate to run the deficit up as high as need be, there is no reason to raise taxes now and risk aggravating the depression. Instead, Obama will follow the opposite of the Reagan strategy. Reagan cut taxes and increased the deficit so that liberals could not increase spending. Obama will raise spending and increase the deficit so that conservatives cannot cut taxes. And, when the economy is restored, he will raise taxes with impunity, since the only people who will have to pay them would be rich Republicans.


In the name of stabilizing the banking system, Obama will nationalize it. Using Troubled Asset Relief Program funds to write generous checks to needy financial institutions, his administration will demand preferred stock in exchange. Preferred stock gets dividends before common stockholders do. With the massive debt these companies will owe to the government, they will only be able to afford dividends for preferred stockholders — the government, not private investors. So who will buy common stock? And the government will demand that its bills be paid before any profits that might materialize are reinvested in the financial institution, so how will the value of the stocks ever grow? Devoid of private investors, these institutions will fall ever more under government control.


Obama will begin the process by limiting executive compensation. Then he will urge restructuring and lowering of home mortgages in danger of default (as the feds have already done with Citibank).

Then will come guidance on the loans to make and government instructions on the types of enterprises to favor. God grant that some Blagojevich type is not in charge of the program, using his power to line his pockets. The United States will find itself with an economic system comparable to that of Japan, where the all-powerful bureaucracy at MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) manages the economy, often making mistakes like giving mainframe computers priority over the development of laptops.


But it is the healthcare system that will experience the most dramatic and traumatic of changes. The current debate between erecting a Medicare-like governmental single payer or channeling coverage through private insurance misses the essential point. Without a lot more doctors, nurses, clinics, equipment and hospital beds, health resources will be strained to the breaking point. The people and equipment that now serve 250 million Americans and largely neglect all but the emergency needs of the other 50 million will now have to serve everyone. And, as government imposes ever more Draconian price controls and income limits on doctors, the supply of practitioners and equipment will decline as the demand escalates. Price increases will be out of the question, so the government will impose healthcare rationing, denying the older and sicker among us the care they need and even barring them from paying for it themselves. (Rationing based on income and price will be seen as immoral.)


And Obama will move to change permanently the partisan balance in America. He will move quickly to legalize all those who have been in America for five years, albeit illegally, and to smooth their paths to citizenship and voting. He will weaken border controls in an attempt to hike the Latino vote as high as he can in order to make red states like Texas into blue states like California. By the time he is finished, Latinos and African-Americans will cast a combined 30 percent of the vote. If they go by top-heavy margins for the Democrats, as they did in 2008, it will assure Democratic domination (until they move up the economic ladder and become good Republicans).


And he will enact the check-off card system for determining labor union representation, repealing the secret ballot in union elections. The result will be to raise the proportion of the labor force in unions up to the high teens from the current level of about 12 percent.


Finally, he will use the expansive powers of the Federal Communications Commission to impose “local” control and ownership of radio stations and to impose the “fairness doctrine” on talk radio. The effect will be to drive talk radio to the Internet, fundamentally change its economics, and retard its growth for years hence.


But none of these changes will cure the depression. It will end when the private sector works through the high debt levels that triggered the collapse in the first place. And, then, the large stimulus package deficits will likely lead to rapid inflation, probably necessitating a second recession to cure it.


So Obama’s name will be mud by 2012 and probably by 2010 as well. And the Republican Party will make big gains and regain much of its lost power.


But it will be too late to reverse the socialism of much of the economy, the demographic change in the electorate, the rationing of healthcare by the government, the surge of unionization and the crippling of talk radio.



I hope you read and learned from this. I did.
I love you.
~Curtis
  • jra
    That was a great article...I'm so glad you posted it. :)
    by jra at 01/22/09 3:37PM
  • tu_madre
    i am NOT looking forward to our impending crazy inflation...
    by tu_madre at 01/22/09 6:35PM
  • ed
    i am niether Dem nor Rep, but am I the only person paying attention to recent history? Reps run up huge debt, Clinton balances the budget, the GW runs up another huge debt. GW is certainly the worst president in recent history...he cut taxes and rasied spending....who thought that was a good idea!? Obama should do what no elected official in America will ever do....raise taxes temporarily and cut spending.
    by ed at 02/05/09 6:21AM