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  1. 1

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Re: Flying While Black

    Flight crews are hypervigilant (understandable) and TSA agents are idiots (common knowledge) — this is news?

  2. 2

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for Teahadists to protest the theft of $60 billion from taxpayers by Republicans to stuff the pockets of their cronies. After all, isn’t that what cronyism is all about?

  3. 3

    spews:

    Singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert, writer of “Flying While Black”, is one of the most talented individuals I’ve ever met, a consummate performer. One and all should listen to (and buy!) his music. Vance is also one of the gentlest, funniest, most pleasant, and least dangerous people I’ve met.

    Bad enough that he was subjected to this ridiculous insult (really, looking at pre-WWII airplane photos implies “terrorist”??). Bad enough that he and his fellow passengers were delayed for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Bad enough that the United employee raised an alarm instead of simply asking Vance about his book. Worse is that that United employee probably won’t face even the slightest of consequences of such arrant stupidity and racism.

    OTOH, it could have been much worse for Vance. He looks like this these days, but not too long ago he looked like this.

    Finally, when Vance talks about his deep interest in aviation in its many forms, he isn’t kidding. Search for “vance” or “gilbert” in this British model airplane enthusiast’s report from the 2010 Flying Aces Nationals in Geneseo NY. Lots of references to Vance Gilbert and several of his flying models, along with at least one photo (about 2/3 of the way down the page) and a couple of videos (the first and 3rd YouTubes after the big picture of Vance). Other reports by the same fellow refer to Vance with regularity.

  4. 5

    Chinese and proud of it spews:

    Sister Bitch and Batty:

    What is the favorite time of day for racist right wing bigots?

    All the time.

  5. 6

    Mrs.Roger Rabbit spews:

    #3 Sorry to hear about the hassle that Vance (gentle soul) Gilbert went through on his airline flight.

    Racial profiling by idiotic and abusive TSA employees.

    Hopefully, Vance will hire a not so gentle lawyer.

  6. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Remember Standard & Poor’s, the outfit that downgrade U.S. Treasury debt last month? They just gave AAA ratings to another batch of subprime loans.

    “S&P … hasn’t stopped handing out AAAs. It’s giving its top rating to … bonds tied to $497 million lent to homeowners with below-average credit scores and almost no equity in their properties.”

    http://www.businessweek.com/ma.....12011.html

  7. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Unintended Consequences Dep’t

    “Bonds beat stocks and commodities in August after Standard & Poor’s decision to strip the U.S. government of its AAA credit rating … made Treasuries the world’s best-performing assets. … Instead of eroding the value of U.S. government debt, the rating cut … made Treasuries … favorites among investors …. Crude oil fell 6.4 percent on the rating cut.”

    http://www.businessweek.com/ne.....uries.html

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: If I worked for Standard & Poor’s, I’d have to shoot myself.*

    * Just kidding! Troll joke. See #28 in “WA Supreme Court” thread above.

  8. 10

    Puddybud, identifying the arschloch saying Saint RAYGUN appointed Alan “Ace” Greenberg! FED CHAIRMAN FOOL! spews:

    Here’s a lesson being delivered by Apple Computer (read friends of Obummer) suppliers in China. As I said before, there is no iPod, iPad, iPhone, or Mac computer in the Puddy household.

    Hence I am not contributing to the pollution in China. Butt, the big liberal car pool partner in our car pool said “Well with them outsourcing in China, our environment stays pristine.” Yep, that’s from a libtardo! It’s okay if this libtardo leaning company pollutes someone else’s environment!

  9. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @10 “Hence I am not contributing to the pollution in China.”

    You’re contributing to pollution in China every time you walk into Wal-Mart.

    (Full disclosure: Roger Rabbit doesn’t own any Wal-Mart stock.)

  10. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Robo-Signing Scandal Spreads

    We’re now learning the mortgage industry falsified more than loan applications and foreclosure documents.

    County officials in numerous states are finding fraudulent mortgage documents in their files that taint the validity of deeds.

    The industry’s fraudulent “robo-signing” practices apparently date back to 1998.

    “The suspect documents could create legal trouble for homeowners for years,” MSNBC reports.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44.....al_estate/

  11. 13

    Puddybud, identifying the arschloch saying Saint RAYGUN appointed Alan “Ace” Greenberg! FED CHAIRMAN FOOL! spews:

    You’re contributing to pollution in China every time you walk into Wal-Mart.

    Only if I buy something made overseas Roger Dopey Bunny. If it’s American made another EPIC FAIL Roger Dopey Bunny!

    So Apple products must be in the Dopey Bunny household.

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  12. 14

    Puddybud, identifying the arschloch saying Saint RAYGUN appointed Alan “Ace” Greenberg! FED CHAIRMAN FOOL! spews:

    From the AP

    Employers stopped adding jobs in August, an alarming setback for an economy that has struggled to grow and might be at risk of another recession.

    It was the weakest jobs report since September 2010. The unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent.

    Thank you Obummer.

    Well the arschloch is fully ensconced on his couch! What will it write next?

  13. 15

    No time for fascists spews:

    @14,

    Over the last four months, we’ve seen the impact of April’s budget deal compounded by a summer of hostage-taking over the debt ceiling, culminating in a deal that in their own words gave them 98 percent of what they wanted.

    And ever since the GOP started getting its way, job growth has declined sharply, averaging just 39,500 jobs over the last four months, a drop of 139,000 jobs per month from the first four months of the year.

    Republican caused this, then won’t take credit for it. Typical.

    It’s not regulations or taxes, Companies are not hiring, because there is not a demand for their product. If people are not paid enough, or have jobs at all, to have disposable cash to BUY things, there is no reason to hire. Why is that so hard for you to understand?

  14. 17

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @14 “Thank you Obummer.”

    How do you figure that? Now you’re blaming the Tea Party Congress on him, too?

  15. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Listen up, everyone. If we allow the Hooverites in the GOP to dictate economic policy in this country there WILL be a double-dip recession and higher unemployment! See #15.

  16. 19

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @15 I’ve been saying this for a long time now: If businesses keep outsourcing jobs, laying off workers, and slashing wages, who are they going to sell their stuff to? When businesses kill off their own customer base, they kill their businesses. How hard is that to figure out? It’s not an accident that American prosperity peaked when union membership peaked after World War 2. The economy has been sliding downhill for most Americans ever since Republican morons began killing off the unions starting in 1970.

  17. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The stock market is off about 200 Dow points right now, which is fine with me, because I’m sitting on cash and (heart) cheap stocks! Especially when I’m take them from desperate Republicans forced to sell! It’s been my experience that Republican money spends just as good as money that comes from honest labor. I’m not too proud to take Republican money when they give it to me. I’ve done it before and I’m gonna keep doing it.