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I happen to know EXACTLY what Santorum was saying...

Those of us old enough to remember the Yoo Hoo Commercials of the late 1950's and early 1960's will recall that at the end of the song:

Yoo Hoo in can or in bottle...
Yoo Hoo in cold drink or hottle...
What do the champions drink ? Yoo Hoo..
etc.

...a cow would come on and say..."It only costs a ni...ni...ni... (pause) five cents."

He was just channeling an old TeeVee ad...yeah...that's the ticket!!!

(I believe the product was Yoo Hoo...on second thought it MIGHT have been a candy bar of some sort, but I DO think it was Yoo Hoo.)

Another young man "ruined for life"...

Some ...just a little bit...
You might take a look at the link...

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20120327_Ex-church_school_teacher_charged_with_having_sex_with_boy.html

Ex-church school teacher charged with having sex with boy
By Bonnie L. Cook

INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

PhillyConfidential: Teen shot, ditched by friends in Olney PhillyConfidential: Man clinging to life after Frankford shooting Murder victimís dad: I met her alleged killer More Breaking News ĽA former Montgomery County church schoolteacher has been arrested and charged with having sex with a 15-year-old student from the school, Hatfield Township police said today.

Police Chief Mark A. Toomey said Nicole Jacques, 25, of the 2000 block of Maple Avenue in the township, was being held on numerous charges of inappropriate and illegal contact with the boy.

Toomey said Jacques met the boy when she worked as a teacher at Calvary Baptist School in Lansdale. After Jacques quit in 2011, she continued to see the boy, and their relationship became sexual, Toomey alleged.

He said the sexual encounters occurred at Jacques' apartment.

I don't ever want to hear what a "reasonable" guy Joe Scarborough is again here...

This A.M., on his stupid show which I tune to while getting ready AT RIDICULOUS HOURS IN THE MORNING IN ORDER TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE AT REMARKABLE "DISCOUNTS" TO PEOPLE, TRYING TO KEEP MY HEAD ABOVE WATER, DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE SKIMMING MY PROFIT TO A GREAT DEGREE, he had the temerity to refer to some "young people" as byapssing the insurance company, paying their doctor "$1000. a year" for care, and thus avoiding the system. My systolic blood pressure went over 200 when I heard him say this...good thing my Beta Blocker was working and I still had some Norvasc in my bloodstream.

The day was saved when Willie said words to the effect of: that's great until you're in a car accident and have to spend two months in a hospital and can't pay for it.

Moran Joe pretended that he didn't comprehend that and "moved on". Dumb bastard...selling America down the river so his buddies can make gigantic profits and move the money to the Caymans and build vehicle garage elevators in their homes for their classic car fleets.

But but but...this Law is PARADOXICAL...

So this guy Zimmerman got in into his head that this poor kid was a threat to him, so he took it upon himself to chase him down and shoot him, because he felt threatened by the kid's presence. Okay, so far so good, right, RWers? Okay Okay...

So NOW, Zimmerman is walking down the street and there a person of color walking towards him, recognizes him from the many pics on TeeVee, rrealizes that if Zimmerman sees him, that he might once again feel threatened, pull his gun which he inexplicably still posssesses. So this person of color, realizing this, pulls his weapon, legally registered, and shoots Zimmerman where he stands.

This is going to give rise to a LITERAL Circular Firing Squad.

Ya know, it's not uninteresting...

many years ago I went up to the Williamsport, PA "suburbs" (read: Appalachia) to visit a friend of mine, also a dentist. He lived at the time in the middle of nowhere, on a dirt road where there were 'houses' every 200-500 yards. He was expecting me at about 8 PM, but I got there at about 10, so I was pretty late and there were no cellular phones in those days. I knocked on his kitchen door, and he answered the door HOLDING A SHOTGUN BARREL DOWN. He greeted me warmly and I almost immediately asked him why he was armed. He told me that you never know in the "country" and it didn't do any harm to protect oneself, and that most of the folk approached knocks on the door the same way out there.

I have no idea if that was true or false, but he went on to tell me that "self-protection" was so ingrained up there that although the area was quite depressed what with the closure of Bethlehem Steel and the Sylvania plant, as well as most of the other industry, if someone ran for office and promised that they could obtain for the region new roads, improved infrastructure, industry, jobs for everyone who wanted one, new schools, adequate cable TV (almost absent in those days up there), and general economic improvement, BUT they wanted to ban private ownership of bazookas and anti-tank weapons, they'd lose in a landslide. And he wasn't kidding.

This is in fact, what's going on.

As a clinician, I find the levels of lying, of hatred, of bigotry, of extremism, and especially the

rationalization of all of these horrific behaviors and more by the entrenched right-wing establishment to be most disturbing on many levels. My concern extends not simply to the havoc which they wreak of the political system, but also of the ripple effect which has extended into every corner of the country and the dialogs which we have with our relatives, our students, our customers, our patients, our vendors, our shopkeepers, our domestic help, our municipal and Federal workers, our friends, and our enemies. There is no point in reiterating the nature of these discussions, we all know too well how we measure our language usage and our descriptive terminology, but suffice it to say that we are in a death spiral from which we need to be rescued.

I for one have no idea who or what group could possibly perform this action: even the catastrophe which took place on our soil in 2001 only temporarily unified us, until the usual ridiculousness ensued which caused even more polarization than we had before the incident, not to mention the initiation of two wars which were basically non sequiturs and caused the deaths, dismemberment, and horrific turmoil of the lives of millions upon millions of people. Other than the invasion of aliens, I cannot imagine a scenario which would not be played to the detriment of the common man and woman, further leading to our dimunition as a Nation and as a force for higher-order Justice and Morality.

It is both tragic and ironic that living in a time of unparalleled comprehension and understanding of the sciences: of biology, of astronomy, of physics, of engineering of all types, of chemistry, and all the other disciplines, that the Republican Party has chosen to emigrate to the most benighted positions imaginable. The devaluation of logic, of the scientific method, of understanding of others' viewpoints, of others bases for existence is immense. I don't believe, at age 59, that I will live to see the curve reverse: I can only hope my offspring shall.

To return to my original point, I firmly believe that these attitudes have permanently damaged the fiber and being of individuals, families, and community. I also believe that the self-centeredness, the lack of empathy, the strange functionality of people is increasing exponentially and endure these 'attributes' from my patient population daily. I do not hate or resent them for it: I have been involved for much too long to do that. I am simply sad for them and for us.

I apologize to the DU Community for a remark

which I made earlier today. The post was hidden and I am thankful for that and wish to offer that I was incensed by a few things which occurred today in the news and in my practice, sat down, and read some of the details of the assassination of that young man. I stated something inappropriate and, although it is not the first time, it is the first time in a long time that I have done so, and am duly and truly sorry.

I respectfully request your forgiveness.

PC

HEY! Has Mitt Romney fired Etch-A-Sketch Man yet or did he tie him to the top of his car

and drive 500 miles, while the guy craps cheesy grits all over the roof and rear window?

After all, this guy probably ruined ANY chance that the Robot had to be elected AND not only couldn't you script this stuff, but the Obama people and the DNC haven't found anyone this creative to write their ads for YEARS. I say, if he needs a job, sign him up! He did more damage to his own employer in one sentence than the DNC did to Bush Jr. in 8 years.

Well, Pat Buchanan has a funeral to attend:

His mentor, hero, and BFF John Demjanjuk, the NAZI DEATH CAMP GUARD has died.

You can find it at latimes.com or your favorite news link.

Wotta loss to the "Movement"...

Harrisburg, we have a problem...(here we go...)

My really really advanced-in-years FIL (96) is a Dem voter. He gave up his drivers license years ago, and has no positive photo ID which the Commonwealth will now require. You need a series of documents from "column A" and some from "column B" AND, now get this, you have to go NOT TO A DRIVERS LICENSE CENTER (of which we have quite a few) BUT TO THE PLACE WHERE THEY ACTUALLY GIVE THE DRIVER'S TESTS. There are not that many of these and you 'can't get there from here' unless you really knock yourself out or are driven there (which we will do, believe me). These documents, furthermore, are really hard to come by...how many 96 year-olds have their original Social Security card? Or a passport. EXPIRED DRIVERS LICENSES ARE UNACCEPTABLE.

This is REAL VOTER REPRESSION. Inner city folk will in no way be able to undertake this with any ease, and unless this is overturned by the courts, we may be in big troube here in the swing state of Pennsylvania.

Welcome to Fascism 101...

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