Saturday, October 24, 2015

Income Inequality Gap

 The “income inequality” gap between employees
of the federal government and the private sector
is huge.It’s been huge for a long time, and it’s getting worse.
According to a study of data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, compensation for federal workers is 78% higher on average than compensation for private sector employees.

“Federal civilian workers had an average wage of $84,153 in 2014, compared to an average in the private sector of $56,350,” .“The federal advantage in overall compensation (wages plus benefits) is even greater. Federal compensation averaged $119,934 in 2014, which was 78 percent higher than the private-sector average of $67,246.”

To put this in perspective, the federal government has “the fourth highest paid workers in the United States, after utilities, mining, and the management of companies.” The government pays better than information services, the financial sector, the insurance industry, and scientific industries. Federal compensation is more than double what the education industry receives, and over three times what retail workers make.

I guess when there will always be deep pockets to reach into,this will never change.


  1. Excellent point, Lisa. Thank you.

    The hideous irony was not lost on me by the way. ;-)

    Why "The People" continue to fall for the hypocritical, illogical, unworkable, blandishments offered by The PREDATOR CLASS –– the means government –– I will never be able to understand.

    I guess our systematically-dumbed-down electorate has become so mentally lazy, and so poorly educated in both common sense and the development of critical thinking skills, they actually prefer to let aggressive, bossy, power-hungry practitioners of intellectual, moral, philosophical and political legerdemain do their thinking FOR them.

    The sad result is what we see –- what you have just reported –– and doubtless lots worse to come.

    1. 'Excellent point?' She stole this from investment watch, a right wing hack blog. You think she has any original thoughts, you dummy? You morons on the right are so happy to bend over for the wealthy you won't 'get it' until you can't even drive to the corner liquor store because the roads are crumbling from the tax breaks given to the wealthy. Morons.

    2. My father, a perfect gentleman, who was, nevertheless, not opposed to using salty language when he thought it was warranted had the perfect term for This One. He would have called him


      ________________ (_.._) ________________

    3. Freethinke, feel free to call Liberalmann by his prison name Pookie Toot-Toot any time. There's a blog site dedicated to venting about him: Liberalmann Is A Dingbat. Feel free to stop by anytime to vent. Some of the folks who are regulars at The Political Jungle including Lisa have stopped by for a good laugh.

  2. Thanks FT ,it really is a huge problem and RN if you owned a small business you could not take care of your employees forever

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    2. dusineddes

      Freudian slip? 'd's" for "b's & s's" (BS).

  3. Ok Lisa. How about mystics of the tea leaves?

  4. And reading those tea leaves we can see the anointment of Hillary Clinton

    1. Keep reading those tea leaves and listening to the "experts" and you'll keep helping H.R. Clinton.

    2. There once was a fellow named Les
      Whose life was one helluva mess.
      He sat on the sidelines
      Deriding the guidelines
      By which others had gained success.

  5. On behalf of long-time followers of Obama, also known as Obamamaniacs, let me say to them welcome to the world. As a longtime and loyal Conservative please let me help your insanity. let me count down the ways that President Obama has failed to live up to his promises and to the responsibilities of his office. And that his foreign policy is really “foreign” to him, or nonexistent.. The list is pretty long comprehensive, and easily to follow. All that is needed is a brain, a 5th grade education and a bit of an opened mind.

    Lets start way back on Inauguration day 2009. I think that we can all agree that the people expected Obama to put the ugly history of racial diversity behind us. After all, wasn’t that one of the reasons, if not the real reason why America elected our First Black President in the first place? Because voters thought that the First Black President would help America, heal our racial wounds.
    But that was not to be, anyone remember the “Beer Summit“? And the nutty professor Henry Gates from Harvard controversy, and the arrest controversy! When Obama called the Boston Police “Stupid”.
    Followed closely with the rush to judgement in pre-judging several of the racially charged cases, like the shooting of Trayvon Martin or the questionable police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, before the defendants even got to have their day in court. When you pre-judge someone on the basis of race, isn’t there a term for that? RACIALLY BIAS!
    America’s expectations of Barack Hussain Obama were overinflated from the beginning, certainly not what the voters expected of him, they were hoping for the opposite of his unscrupulous friends and “advisers” like that race-hustler Al Sharpton. There was even a joke about Obama sending Sharpton and Jesse Jackson on missions to non-existent countries just to get them as far away from his campaign as possible. Now, Sharpton is being described as Obama’s “go-to man ” at the White House. Obama was even know to go to New York’s Harlem to meet with the “race baiter” who never seem to calm racial tensions, but rather to inflame them.
    And then there was the disastrous launch of ObamaCare was a reminder of everything that’s wrong with big government. It turns out that when we warned health insurance would be run as well as the Department of Motor Vehicles, we were too optimistic, we weren’t allowed to “keep our Health plan is we like it, nor were we allowed to “keep our Doctor” if we like him, as promised.

  6. *Continued*
    And Obama failed to reform immigration, as he spent all of his political clout, and then some, on the failed stimulus and the ObamaCare carboggle, leaving a fail immigration reform plan instead. . Having failed to get anything through Congress, he then came up with a dubious plan to enact amnesty through a unilateral executive authority that he doesn’t have. Instead, he has simply failed to enforce the immigration laws, contributing to a crisis on our boarder that still exist.
    He withdrew prematurely from Iraq.

    Obama was so intend not be a George W. Bush that he pulled all of our troops out of Iraq as soon as possible which turned out to be way to pre-maturely, then totally ignored the country even while we still had thousands of our Troops still there, even as a terrorist threat re-established itself there. For most of this year, he foolishly downplayed the rise of the Islamic State. Even as Kurds and the Iraqi government issued increasingly panicked warnings, and the Islamic State took over more and more territory, he let the problem get worse for months without bothering to interrupt his golf schedule.
    And our dear leader gave us the unthinkable... barbarians, also known as ISIS.
    No Mr. Obama, Global Warming is not the greatest threat our world, the greatest threat our world is the barbarians, also known as ISIS. Who would have guessed? Even Bernie Sanders didn’t know the answer to that one.
    A few weeks ago, he admitted to having no strategy for dealing with the Islamic State.
    The Department of Justice failed to pursue voter intimidation against members of the New Black Panthers because they Were Black and Liberal, thanks to our bias Attorney General. His bowing down to other world leaders aka dictators was not only embarrassing but un-American?
    He didn’t shut down Guantanamo!
    The stimulus didn’t stimulate anything!
    The IRS targeted Obama’s political enemies including Christian groups, Pro-israel Groups, and Tea Party Groups.

    And the deal of all deals his so call “Deal with Iran”

  7. So, tell me, exactly what jobs are the same in the federal workforce as in the private workforce? Who is being compared to who? This is just typical stupid, low-brow, ignorant, low-information, backwards, silly, dumb conservative propaganda.


    1. I bet we could streamline federal workers to save money just like private industry is forced to
      Apparently Jersey you don't have experience working in or with people in the federal workforce. They wouldn't get away with half of what they do in private industry

    2. Lisa, you are one clueless ideologue.

      My personal anecdotes aside, because once again you prove to be a lousy judge of character, it's a far more complex picture than you paint. A lot of these folks are the best of the best, in law enforcement, criminal justice, intelligence, security, analytics, forensics, and on and on. Some have to be paid as much or more than comparable folks they are regulating, lest they be susceptible to bribery. You have the best scientists, engineers, researchers, just all sorts of folks like that. And you should be proud. We didn't land on the moon with rockets made by angry nay-sayers sitting around the house complaining about other people's income. All we get from that crowd is a private sector run amok.


    3. well you know Jersey you can't have 2/3 of the country supporting 1/3 and then while we also have another 90 million depending on the gov't and 40 million on food stamps.
      And where do you think the money to pay federal workers comes from? From the private sector. Which is why it is more important to have a strong private sector.
      Talk about dumb logic? Pay them well so they aren't susceptible to bribery? What kind of logic is that?
      I am not talking about the 50,00 per year federal worker. There are too many many triple figures with too many perks.
      There are plenty of them.
      A married couple I know work at the VA and make 600,000 between the 2 will full medical and use of vehicles , and their pensions will allow them to stay in their 1.5 million dollar home when they retire with full medical that the rest of us peons will keep contributing to while struggling to pay our own,
      I was just watching this show last night where this Washington DC lawyer lived in a 5 million dollar home in Connecticut
      they are smart I don't disparage them for that. But some gov'ts are starting to be smart about things by contracting out the work.
      It makes more fiscal sense to do that.
      Not law enforcement of course but even NASA. And they just prove they don't need the gov't to run.

    4. Jesus, Lisa. You really are too stupid for words.

    5. Lisa, you're so right. When the gov't shut down, how many workers stayed home? a huge amount. And what big problems happened? (Answer; none)

    6. Lisa, you're so right. When the gov't shut down, how many workers stayed home? a huge amount. And what big problems happened? (Answer; none)

    7. Poor Pookie Toot-Toot! Beanie and Timmy made another mess in the Pinkie Toot-Toot!

  8. Lisa, it's past time to take out the garbage.

    1. Yes, Lisa. Mikey wants a circle jerk of like minded morons.

    2. What's wrong Pookie Toot-Toot? Did Timmy and Beanie tear your turd bags while joy riding in the Pinkie Toot-Toot last night? Oh're suffering indigestion because Jenn shut down her comments while resting from blogging for a while.

  9. Yeah Lisa, M. Corleone might volunteer to go out with the first load.

    1. There once was an odious turd
Who spent all his time flipping The Bird
Showing how he is drearier
And gravely inferior

      By trying to have The Last Word.

    2. Projection seems to be your greatest talent FreeStinke.

    3. There you go again, projecting yourself on others, Swoosh Nation.

    4. My father, a perfect gentleman, who was, nevertheless, not opposed to using salty language when he thought it was warranted had the perfect term for Nursie-Pooh. He would have called him


      ________________ (_.._) ________________

    5. Pookie Toot-Toot must have followed through with his lust for Swooshie boi.

  10. Lisa, exactly. Of course, this is just a sales job to the losers of America, it's all the democrap party has, lies, insults, and fake promises to losers.

    1. Thanks for proving Kids point RN

    2. * Kid gets it right again.

      And Lisa swears to it.

    3. My father, a perfect gentleman, who was, nevertheless, not opposed to using salty language when he thought it was warranted had the perfect term for The Registurd Nurse. He would have called him


      ________________ (_.._) ________________

  11. And RN proves Kid's point a second time

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  13. I think that most Americans, be them Democrats, liberals, conservatives and or independents alike have had more than enough of President Obama’s No Strategy, No Plan, No Idea of what he is doing nor what he should be doing... . I think there are enough Americans who remember how things were in America a few decades back, and take pride in a nation that was unabashedly the world’s leader in the pursuit of peace and democracy. And I think that the small percent or so of brain-dead liberals are not sufficient to affect the outcome of a 2016 election devoted to restoring the nation’s economy and leadership. We have had losses because Obama was elected on a promise to end the conflict in Iraq and he was reelected because of a promise that he would be pulling our troops out to the point that the remaining Iraqi troops—Shiites in the south—decided it wasn’t worth dying for their leaders. Can’t say I blame them, but dying at the hands of ninth century Islamic fanatics is the fate that threatens the entire Middle East, not just Iraq or what’s left of it.. We have log decided to cut our loses and get the hell out of that hell hole. But our dear leader keeps on finding a reason not to.

    Obama was put into office without any strategy and has spent the last six and a half years, Bull Craping the American public and he still hasn’t come up with a strategy or a “plan”
    He is exactly what I thought he was from the very first day that he exposed himself as a member of Jeremiah Wright's congregation. Yes, Barack Obama belongs to a church where the preacher who preached, anti- American, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, bizarre and racial ideas, who opposed interracial marriage, who praised communist dictatorships, who denounced black "assimilation," and taught his own brand of Afrocentric nonsense to his congregation, and to impressionable, naive, and innocent, young children. A Pastor who said blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but "God damn America."
    And this is the man who with his “First Lady” sat in that hatred preacher’s church for over 20 years.

  14. those 2 really are the ideal President and First Lady.......of Cuba

  15. Every day Donald Trump gives me another reason to like him!!!! I don’t care if he is arrogant and bombastic…what he is saying is music to my ears!!! The Clinton’s and Ovomit have almost ruined our great nation.


  16. Oh how pathetic! These Liberals are to support a LYING OLD SOW like Hillary Clinton!
    Trump has them running scared..What I don’t understand is any other person but Hillary would already be facing charges…she still not giving up all the emails. Which leads me to think they are incriminating or else she would. Any body that votes for her has got to be insane…I am neither demo or rep…but honestly she needs to be locked up. And Obomee also. he has already committed treason…I think everyone up in Washington is Muslim or connected. They want to see America dumped.. so sad. I truly believe Trump can help fix this. They cant find any bad things about what dod they do? They make fun out of his hair! Big Deal! And then because that doesn’t work, the call him raciest…Gimmie a break!

    She accomplished NOTHING! Just like a loser she calls her competitor a racist. The woman is progressively getting more senile. Surely she can be a little more creative. (That’s what being progressive is all about)

  17. Donald calls it like it is and doesn’t care who it offends. And Carson, Carly, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz are as well the same way. They are in it to turn this country around and
    regain the respect we used to have. Hillary and others try to sugar coat
    everything and push it under the rug. Obama has ruined this
    country and if Hillary is elected “you ain’t seen nothing yet

  18. The weak minded wingnuts are now diagnosing Hillary via the internet. Some school teacher swears she knows all about Hillary;s medical condition because her uncle had the same thing, so it must be true. They think she's had brain-swelling and has been on steroids.They're positively obsessed with Clinton. What they can't understand with their feeble intellects is that no one with any medical condition could have lasted 11 hours of grilling and stupid question by the Tea Party if they didn't have the healthy brains and sharp intellect that Hillary has. Those Baggers can't handle the truth and they're really hilarious as they tear their hair out over how brilliant she was.
    So I thought I’d revisit some territory I covered back in October as a bit of a refresher — especially since it appears as if no one, including and especially the traditional press, intends to ask any of these obnoxious, opportunistic liars about why they’re so obsessed by this one attack yet they entirely ignored the dozen-plus consulate/embassy attacks that occurred when GEORGE W. BUSH AND DICK CHENEY were allegedly “KEEPING US SAFE.”

  19. “On a very full train this morning, Chris Christy the governor of New Jersey accidentally took a seat in Amtrak’s notorious quiet car,” Christie campaign spokeswoman Samantha Smith said in a statement provided to Yahoo News. “After breaking the cardinal rule of the quiet car, the governor promptly left once he realized the serious nature of his mistake and enjoyed the rest of his time on the train from the café car. Sincere apologies to all the patrons of the quiet car that were offended.

    Was he "Thrown Off" like the Zprogressive blogger said NO!
    But these morons just love to make up lies and fictious stories .
    After all they are Progressives, and that's what Progressives do!

  20. I know I heard that he removed himself and the lefties are all over it with yet another lie .

  21. Being born and educated in New Jersey I know first hand that Chris Christie (Jersey Boy) would never cause problems to others. Yet the media would lie about the actual events........shame on them.

    1. But that's what thru do, no matter if it's true or not, that doesn't matter.

    2. Born, maybe.

      Jury is out on educated.

    3. And the jury has reached the verdict: educated.

  22. why doesn't the media mention the stroke that Hillary had?

    1. They want their hag back in the White House with her pet horndog in tow.

  23. Over 50 people shot this weekend in Chicago. Chicago, a city with the strictest gun laws in the country proves that gun laws don't work. The left's excuse that the thugs just go to Iowa or Indiana or Kentucky to get their guns is just silly nonsensical babble. The liberal controlled Chicago is the modern day Dodge City.........maybe Chicago needs a Wyatt Earp.

  24. The useful idiot Quinton Tarentino called the police murderers.........did he work for NASA prior to becoming a Hollwood director?

    1. the police union is calling for a boycott of his violent movies,which by the way includes the murder and torturing of police officers. What a piece of garbage he is just like the rest of them who use their movies for gun violence,pornography and then take the moral high ground.
      Out there defending the actions of Michael Brown the thug.
      All these protests are a result of liberal politicians instigating it

  25. I think that The Regestered Nurse said it best in his latest blog .
    Three Cheers for Lester, he finally got it "RIGHT"

  26. Rational Nation USA
    Purveyor of Truth

    "Seen today on a rightwing tea-publican weblog. When "their side" has nothing of substance to offer, and they known it, posters such as the one below become popular. Such posters are considered intellectual by the teabag folks on the right. To be balanced such posters do find their way onto left-wing weblogs. The difference? Posters on left-wing sights generally carry a valid message and the commentary factually supports the message of the post.

    "Some random commentary from the tea-publican weblog follows. They adequately explain the reason for the poster at the top of the main page."

    NOTE: I was delighted to see several of my best comments quoted verbatim at this constantly moderated Site for Sore Eyes.]


      FreeThinke October 23, 2015 at 8:54 AM

      Apparently "Black Lives Matter," but not when the black victim is a member of the police force –– or when he fails to toe the Marxian-Fabian-Communist-Socialist-Liberal-Progressive-Statist-TYRANNIST line.

      Blacks ceases to be "black" when they leave the Leftist Plantation, just as women cease to be women if they do not march in lock step with NOW, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and others who promote the Feminazi Agenda.

      The Party of the Left –– aka the Democrats or the Dictocrats –– claims to have "humanistic" aims behind all its pet projects. I suppose they soon will claim that anyone who opposes their agenda is NOT HUMAN.

      That beetle-shelled bitch who spent eleven hours on the hot seat expressing nothing but fake "concern," pseudo-empathy for the victims of her incompetence, and cold contempt for those who dared to question her motives and activities as Secretary of State has been proclaimed a "winner" simply because she is so frigid, so calculating she is incapable of feeling empathy, remorse, contrition or concern for anyone or anything but her lifelong determination to become The Most Powerful Woman in the World.

      If such behavior and such a temperament can inspire applause, admiration, and widespread support, you KNOW we are so far gone we may NEVER be able to reclaim our rightful heritage.

      Yesterday hearing on Benghazi was a HORROR SHOW. It's tragic that we've become so acclimated to daily doses of outrage and insults to our intelligence as The New Norm, that few-if-any recognized what they saw for what it truly was.

    2. NUMBER TWO:

      FreeThinke October 20, 2015 at 8:41 AM

      KICK THIS BITCH OUT, Lisa, or I'm NEVER COMING BACK. Maybe that delights you, but I believe people of Pearl's stinking rotten do not deserve to LIVE.

      Our favorite Registered Nurse failed to provide context for this thoroughly justified outburst. Lisa DID kick out the offending troll calling itself Pearls of Wisdoim –– a move for which I am most grateful.


      FreeThinke October 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM

      Tolerating and making excuses for the Intolerable [in this case the vile, evil-smelling droppings of the above-mentioned Pearls of Wisdom] is a form of SUICIDE.

      Fierce, unmitigated FURY can be extremely useful in ridding a society of destructive elements that have no right to exist.

      Mollycoddling malefactors and proponents of malignant philosophies and inimical ideologies has proved fatally corrosive.


      FreeThinke October 26, 2015 at 2:42 PM

      Playing the Victim works brilliantly for Democrats ––just a it has for the post WWII Jews who ORIGINATED the concept of Winning through Whining. [and here I should have added ACCUSING and SUING.]

      Why do you think that between 80 and 90% of American Jews are Marxian-Fabian-Communist-Socialist-Progressive-Liberal-Statist-TYRANNISTS?


      A lot of my admittedly pointed observations may be discomforting, unpleasant, unpalatable –– and CERTAINLY most PROUDLY Politically Incorrect ––, but everything I said or implied has a perfectly sound basis in truth.

    5. Freestinke....fuck you, you loser.

    6. Watch your language Pookie Toot-Toot! And if you don't want Beanie and Timmy joyriding in the Pinkie Toot-Toot, stop handing the keys to them! And keep your stash of turds to yourself!

  27. _____ Battling in the Darkness _____

    Irrationality combined with spite
    Laced with paranoid self-righteous zeal
    Makes a combination hard to fight,
    Since adversaries treat with nothing real.

    Projection of self-doubt with willfulness
    Combines to seal out decent, common sense.
    So, even virtue shown with skillfulness
    Can’t penetrate Obduracy’s defense.

    Alas! The joy of honest thoughts exchanged
    Is lost midst warring egotists stalemated ––
    Entrenched by suppositions oft deranged ––
    Employed to see all mutually berated.

    Thus trapped in darkness blindly on we fight
    Afraid to see our faults exposed to light.

    ~ FreeThinke

    1. Rational Nation USA, Lester, or whatever your dumb ass-name is today,
      If you say ANYTHING intelligent, I'll listen, but I know you'll just respond with more horse shit, because you're a leftard ass-wad..



    3. It's a real bitch when the truth bites ain't it bozos?

    4. You wouldn't know the truth if it rose up, and bit your dick off.

      But that could never happen, because the truth couldn't FIND it.


      He lurks within Pomp's proud regalia
      To his hide his micro-genitalia.
      The poor soul all his life's been chickless
      'Cause girls avoid the lame and dickless
      He's ugly bald, no longer young,
      And worse –– the jackass ain't well hung!
      He ain't got nuttin' on the ball,
      Because he's got no dick at all!

  28. Lisa, I love that Photo on your Front Page.

    Every one with a brain and common sense knows she is a liar and lies constantly and consistently.

    1. That is the PRIMARY domain of the Tea-Publicans.

    2. Queer Nation USSR stares down the Swoosh Bowl and projects again.

  29. RN any references to teabag or bigots,racists is getting deleted.

    1. Just GO away, NO body here like you.
      If fact we can't stomach you.

    2. Swoosh Nation replies: "))<Like is not my concern. Truth is." Truth is Swoosh's concern because when it comes out, his head gets flushed in the zone again.

    3. My father, a perfect gentleman, who was, nevertheless, not opposed to using salty language when he thought it was warranted had the perfect term for the Registurd Nurse. He would have called him


      ________________ (_.._) ________________

  30. Just DELETE everything he posts and get it over with.

    1. Of course you do. Honest discussion, based in verifiable and creditable sources are things conservative/reactionaries are NOT the least bit interested in.

    2. Did you think that anyone here really cares?

    3. Gurgle on Swoosh Nation! Your head is clogged up again.

    4. My father, a perfect gentleman, who was, nevertheless, not opposed to using salty language when he thought it was warranted had the perfect term for the Nurse.


  31. I just read your blog RN and it almost made me puke!
    And I must admit that the people who comment there DO make me puke especially that Octopussy guy.

    1. I hope you have someone to hold your hair when you read the blog.

    2. Boy Ducky! Publicly encouraging someone to commit violence against women? You sure have the gall to do that!

  32. Better late then never with that mook Lisa. His actions here are the same thing that got him bounced by FT and Will Hart, two respected bloggers.

    The crew from Boston piggies chat room are a weird bunch. They constantly denigrate this blog with their silly name calling yet are drawn here like moths to a flame.
    Lester has a serious obsession with the Tea Party, a group he knows very little about and Ducky has an equal obsession with "sock puppets," why,only he can say.

  33. He preached upon 'Breadth' till it argued him narrow ––
    The Broad are too broad to define
    And of 'Truth' until it proclaimed him a Liar ––
    The Truth never flaunted a Sign ––

    Simplicity fled from his counterfeit presence
    As Gold the Pyrites would shun ––
    What confusion would cover the innocent Jesus
    To meet so enabled a Man!

    ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

    How Miss Emily could have known our beloved Registered Nurse since she died 68 years before Nursie Poo was born is anybody's guess, but obviously she knew him better than he's ever known himself. Clairvoyance?

    1. This, in honor of FreeThinke...

      Parable Of The Madman

      Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning
      ran to the market place, and cried incessantly:
      "I seek God! I seek God!"
      As many of those who did not believe in God
      were standing around just then,
      he provoked much laughter.
      Has he got lost? asked one.
      Did he lose his way like a child? asked another.
      Or is he hiding?
      Is he afraid of us? Has he gone on a voyage? emigrated?
      Thus they yelled and laughed.

      The madman jumped into their midst and pierced them with his eyes.
      "Whither is God?" he cried; "I will tell you.
      We have killed him—-you and I.
      All of us are his murderers.
      But how did we do this?
      How could we drink up the sea?
      Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon?
      What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun?
      Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving?
      Away from all suns?
      Are we not plunging continually?
      Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions?
      Is there still any up or down?
      Are we not straying, as through an infinite nothing?
      Do we not feel the breath of empty space?
      Has it not become colder? Is not night continually closing in on us?
      Do we not need to light lanterns in the morning?
      Do we hear nothing as yet of the noise of the gravediggers
      who are burying God?
      Do we smell nothing as yet of the divine decomposition?
      Gods, too, decompose.
      God is dead.
      God remains dead.
      And we have killed him.

      "How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?
      What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled
      to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us?
      What water is there for us to clean ourselves?
      What festivals of atonement, what sacred gamesshall we have to invent?
      Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us?
      Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?
      There has never been a greater deed; and whoever is born after us -
      For the sake of this deed he will belong to a higher history than all
      history hitherto."

      Here the madman fell silent and looked again at his listeners;
      and they, too, were silent and stared at him in astonishment.
      At last he threw his lantern on the ground,
      and it broke into pieces and went out.
      "I have come too early," he said then; "my time is not yet.
      This tremendous event is still on its way, still wandering;
      it has not yet reached the ears of men.
      Lightning and thunder require time;
      the light of the stars requires time;
      deeds, though done, still require time to be seen and heard.
      This deed is still more distant from them than most distant stars -
      and yet they have done it themselves.

      It has been related further that on the same day
      the madman forced his way into several churches
      and there struck up his requiem aeternam deo.
      Led out and called to account, he is said always to have replied nothing
      "What after all are these churches now
      if they are not the tombs and sepulchers of God?"

      Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900

    2. "... The Bookful Blockhead, ignorantly read,
      With Loads of Learned Lumber in his Head,
      With his own Tongue still edifies his Ears,
      And always List'ning to Himself appears ..."

      "...Fools rush in where angels fer to tread ..."

      ~ Alexander Popo (1688-1744) - An Essay on Criticism

    3. A clumsy job of Cut and Paste
      Posted foolishly in haste
      By a demon possessed mind
      Motivated and defined
      By what's malignantly inclined
      Makes for a presentation sloppy
      Of a master's misread copy.
      Even if he went to school
      The ass would still remain a fool.

      ~ Le comte Pierre Poupon de Dijon

    4. You're such and old fool FreeThinke that you fail to see yourself in all your own lousy poetry and many of the much more accomplished poems you select written by real poets.

      It remains an amusement for me that someone of your innate intelligence lacks the capacity to see themselves.

      On the battlefield of integrity and honor FreeThinke you certainly do not belong.

      Have a marvelous day old chap and get back to me when you have something of importance to say.

    5. Forsooth the spectacle is sad.
      The crackpot hopes to drive us mad.
      The only weapon he deploys
      Is a vain hope that he annoys
      But minds like his are quite devoid
      Of power to keep men annoyed
      Instead of feeling stressed and pained
      He keeps us feeling entertained
      It must cause pangs that his intent
      Dies, because he's impotent ––
      Mirthless, witless, cheerless, grim ––
      It must be dreadful to be him.

    6. Yet you persist.

      Oh, t's right. You are and likely always have been mad.,

    7. Much Madness is divinest Sense ––
      To a discerning Eye ––
      Much Sense ––- the starkest Madness ––
      ’Tis the Majority
      In this, as all, prevail ––
      Assent –– and you are sane ––
      Demur –– you’re straightway dangerous ––
      And handled with a Chain ––

      ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

  34. Does Mooch-Hell Ubunga have opposable thumbs?

    Inquiring minds (Real Americans) want to know!

  35. and just think; private company workers actually DO work!

    1. I have learned from close observation over a sixteen year period that Illegal Aliens who have regular jobs demonstrate the finest worth ethic I've ever seen. Their willingness to work hard and very steadily under demanding conditions without complaint frankly puts most native-born Americans to shame. And the QUALITY of their work is generally EXCELLENT.

    2. Add, they are grossly underpaid because unscrupulous businesses take advantage of the fact they live in the shadows. Which of course keeps wages low for legal Americans or shuts then out of work altogether.

      But it does help keep profits up however.

  36. Of course they do because goofing off is company money lost .

  37. FT, my company has a very diverse workforce. Over the years I have come to believe the Vietnamese workers were by far the best we had...hands down.The majority were first and second generation arrivals, coming after the fall of Saigon in 1975.
    Of course the Vietnamese came here under different circumstances then Mexicans, but they also appreciate the freedoms and opportunities afforded them here.
    The VN culture is very first and education,education,education for their children.

    1. Which of course is why the Asians typically outstrip us in science, math, and technology.

      For once we agree. What you say about the Vietnamese is true. I experienced the same.

    2. "If only thoughts could kill ..."

      But WAIT, if that were true, not one of us would still be alive. The human race would have instantly become extinct.

  38. It is cultural, Our gov't thinks throwing money at it will improve standards

  39. Yes Lisa it is cultural, but the present day Asian/American culture is more reflective of what the American culture of the past was,education of the children prevail.....lots of Tiger Mom's.
    The next time anyone living on the West Coast goes into a Walgreens or Rite Aid look and see who the pharmacist is, more then likely an Asian. And the majority of new nurses employed in hospitals the past 10 years are Filipino. That didn't happen by accident.

  40. Even here in NY that is the case Rusty, in Walgreens and Rite Aid,not only Asian but women,young women

  41. Its funny, the Asian/American community realized years ago the Health Care Industry was going to be a stable and long term course of lucrative employment.....the children were pushed in that direction.

  42. Snappy picture at the to of your front page Lisa. Then there is this.

  43. Yeah that smug Hillary who us starting another war on women,snooz
    And listening to these moderators that picture proved true

  44. Cruz hits it out if the park

  45. Replies
    1. RN USSR can't hide his gay teabagging fantasies in any longer. Don't worry - you'll find a partner for that very easy at your next Dhimmicrud circle jerk.

    2. Sorry Les but you set yourself up for that

    3. Given it was Redass the comment was nothing more or less than the usual blathering bullsh*tp. You know, the kind you willingly support and encourage.

    4. Wow, Swoosh! You're fixated on calling Radical Redneck "red@$$" whenever he speaks the truth. You need to get some help for your mental illness.

    5. Redass hasn't coe near the truth any more often than Rusty Chucklenuts.

    6. My father, a perfect gentleman, who was, nevertheless, not opposed to using salty language when he thought it was warranted had the perfect term for te Registurd Nurse AND Canardo. He would have called them


      _____________ (_.._) _____________

  46. Yeah, I'm enjoying the entertainment.

    Not hearing anything new and refreshing though. It's kind of like hearing spinning wheels.

    But Trump is great and Huckabee is funny. But we all knew that already.

  47. What is a fresh idea ? Income inequality,war on women,bashing the rich?
    God the left are so yesterday

  48. People with no personal substance like RN only hear what they want.

    Perhaps RN the voice of reason could explain his issues with the tax plans proposed by Rubio, Cruz, Paul or Trump? What are the differences with Bernie Sanders tax plan? Oh wait, that's tax the billionaires. The Republican tax plans seemed fresh.
    Maybe poor RN is just so ingrained with those three dem santa's he's just blind and deaf.

  49. Lester.....tonight you heard (I hope you did) SPICIFIC tax,immigration and spending reduction plans from the Republican candidates.

    What specific plans do Clinton, Sanders or O'Malley have?

    Now Lester......when you answer these questions, please be specific, please don't just drop insults.
    Lester, you are the ONE always preaching for candidates to present detailed plans, which I'm guessing your large brain can assimilate post haste and retort in proper fashion.

    If you cannot answer the questions seems you will show yourself as an abject failure.


  50. We really don't expect a proper response from RN.

    1. Well Shackleford again you babble. I heard much of what I've heard the last 40 years from the GOP. Today it remains same sh*t different day.

      I posted a flat tax plan on my site more than once several years ago. Tonight's debate reminded me of it. Sounds good but it won't happen, neither dems or republicans have the stomach for it.

      Frankly I liked Christie and hope he gets a bump coming out of the debate last night. Cruz, if he were serious had the making of a good tax plan. But income taxes from 40k to 100k should be graduated with his flat tax kicking in at 101k.

      Trump and Carson were both flat and I agree with Krauthammer's assessment of their performance.

      Whether you view this as a proper response concerns me not RS.

  51. thanks Rusty. I don't believe RN will be able to present anything of substance from the old tired has beens of the democrat party.
    Maybe he will give it the old college try

    1. Given your efforts at specificity when you comment on my weblog I really hit it out of the park Lisa.

      Enjoy your day.

    2. Lots of idiots, nut jobs, and ignorant people vote, that's how Obama won.

    3. Lester Crapenter yanks out the BLLLLLLLLEHMMM BOOOOOOOSHHH card from the stinkhole again.

  52. It's high time that RN gives it up already and crawls back to the progressive shit hole.

    His coments like his "humor" is really awful.

    1. Speaking of a sh*t hole. Lots of them on the reactionary right.

    2. Swoosh, watch your language! This isn't your garbage dump, the Swoosh Zone. This is Lisa's great blog!

  53. __ Principles of Management __

    I'm regurgitating facts
    I'm spewing numbers, cooking math-
    I hold my tongue on thoughts just born-
    will the words come out exact?
    (my neighbor stifles a snore)

    I notice-

    We're becoming faceless empty trinkets
    stuffed with acronyms and crap-
    cold information holds no lessons
    from a binding's broken back.

    We nod and hold our binders
    of notes and cheats all stacked-
    but none of us are wiser-
    it's true knowledge that we lack.

    ~ See Holmes (9/3/14)

  54. Why was the wheelbarrow invented in Africa? To train the spooks to walk on their hind legs!

    1. Queer Nation USSR, stop soliciting gay sex from straight guys and go home to your freaks at your dumpsite the Swoosh Zone.

  55. That damn Ducky using his Shaw Kenawe sock puppet......that bastard...

  56. ________ All Hallows Eve ________

    Trick or treating, barren branches claw
    On rooftops ‘gainst the biting Autumn air.
    Jack O’Lantern flickers. Would he gnaw
    An arm away, or set aflame the hair ––
    Conspicuously real above the masks ––
    Kindling Kindergartners at the door?
    Only Satan’s own perform such tasks,
    Leering, lisping, limping as to war.
    Awake! All Hallows Eve lets loose the ghosts.
    No one escapes the Grave for long. Be wise.
    The Jack O’Lanterns flicker on the posts ––
    Each one a sentry for the Lord of Flies.
    Run home to mother lest the Evil One
    Nabs you, while you think you’re having fun.

    ~ FreeThinke - The Sandpiper, Autumn, 1996

    }}}}}}} ______ HAPPY HALLOWEEN! _______ {{{{{{{

  57. Replies
    1. btw - Have you heard? The all powerful Tea Party has taken down its first military target. Can armed revolution be far behind? ;)

  58. Imagine if the Confederate states were allowed to exist. We would have exactly what we all long for now. Blacks and democrats nestled together in their own country and the rest of us living decent civilized lives for the most part. Damn.

  59. There's this thing... it's called a "rhetorical question" ...maybe you've heard of it?
    I mainly wanted to emphasis how pathetic it is that the Democrat party has to nominate people who have clearly broken the law and are likely to be indicted for it before all is said and done. Hillary should be wearing a florescent orange pant suit... if she were anyone else, she would be. And if she were a Tea Party Republican, we'd have to hang her, put her on a cross, drive a silver stake through her heart and burn her body... then cleanse all history books of any reference to her out of fear the name would offend someone.
    But it's fitting the Socialist-Democrats are going to run with the most disgraceful candidate in history to succeed the most disgraceful president in history
    I seriously doubt ANY of our founding fathers would have ever dreamed we'd be having this conversation. I think the probably thought The People would have enough sense to elect people of high stature and character to the highest office in the land. They only put 3 basic limitations on the qualifications but they all made relative sense in 1776. You had to be over 35... well, hell... they didn't live much longer back then...average life-span was about 42... 35 was thought to be the age where men had gained the experience in life to have the qualifications... that should probably be 45 or 50 today. The other qualifications are regarding birth and residency. But never the question of coving up the murder of FOUR fellow Americans, by attacking Islamic Radicals.

    1. Many sane folks seriously understand the founding fathers, who were liberal/radical BTW, would consider your rhetoric just so much hyperbole and smelly BS Anita.

      Do yourself a favor and go back to school and get educated for Christ sake.Your ridiculously foolish and childish rant (s) are nothing more than the whining of an idiot.

    2. I've got a better idea. Perhaps you should go back to where you belong, RN.

    3. That would be somewhere or everywhere, and whenever for whatever reason.

    4. ________ PROGNOSTICATION _______

      The Nurse's days are drawing to a close.
He just exacerbates the nation's woes.

      He offers not a thing constructive here
      While making sure no one will hold him dear.
His sad remains won't be put in casket

      Or even cut up layered in a basket.
He never will be buried in a hole

      He'll rot above-ground as befits a troll.

    5. To you Mr. FT anything offered not in total agreement with your ideology, anything that questions your long held paradigms, anything that would require you move out of your comfort zone is considered of no value.

      Your purpose is not to discuss or consider opposing views, nor is it in your nature to entertain compromise. Our founding fathers understood something you and your fellow travelers do not. It is likely you never will.

      So write your trite and frankly lousy poetry, hold to your holier than thou judgemental beliefs until your dying day. It won't change the trajectory of this nation however and whether you admit it or not you know it is so.

      Have a fine November 1, 2015. May you experience many more. Perhaps, like Scrooge, you will one day see the light. There is always hope. :-)

    6. ...and perhaps one day, RN, much like the Prog crowd you like to suck up to, you'll have your epiphany too, that your version of "reality" is merely our abjection.

    7. ...and ours, yours.

      You can't cast it off your lamella

      As Lear's fool says, ""Nuncle, give me an egg, and I'll give thee two crowns".

  60. Replies
    1. He'd probably call it an AUBERGINE. ;-)

    2. THAT is absolutely HILARIOUS, FT!!!!!

  61. Are Liberals willing to destroy our country rather then admit that they have been dead wrong all along about Obama and his failed policies? Aside from his giving away thousands of Obamaphones, what exactly has he done to make the liberals so proud of his “accomplishments”? Now we $18T in debt! Yes. Obama added debt for 7 years. With NO end in sight, but more collapse. My IRA will get wiped out completly if we continue along these lines.
    He has strangled our economy, created chaos abroad and incited racial disharmony not seen in 50 years. Yet the Lefties' response is to double down by supporting candidates (Clinton and Sanders) with even more destructive ideas. Even Democrats with a modicum of common sense (e.g., Jim Webb) are shunned as apostates. Do they really want to turn the U.S. into a shit hole like the rest of the world? What would be the benefit of that, other than to salve their guilty consciences? Is there no limit to their destructive narcissism?...
    We have the most generous LEGAL immigration system in the world, admitting each year more legal permanent resident immigrants, and yet Obama's stand on Illegal immigration is absolutely atrocious!

    And if I hear one more nitwit blame Cheney and Bush I’m gonna scream!
    And one more thing...Please tell me why it’s true that when Liberals, Democrats, Progressives or whatever they are called these days blast Ben Carson, and call him ALL those insulting names like “stupid” etc. Then it will have nothing to do with racism.
    I thought that if we elected Obama, the “First Black President” then he would be the one that would bring the nation together, yada, yada, yada . . . . . . . So what happened?
    Obama butted into all domestic racial things since the Harvard professor Henry Gates incident, with the Cambridge police, when he said that the police acted “stupidly'”.

    That was followed by a similar reaction to Trayvon Martin (could have been his son), and then condemning the Ferguson police department before knowing the facts.
    In Ferguson, Obama's condemnation of the police helped to incite the riots there. indictment of the officer.

    Whenever it's white on black, situation, Obama always came down on the side of the black. When it's black on white, Obama was busy playing golf, or out of town on a “Fund Raising” tour. Now we know what Obama learned from Reverend Wright at the Trinity Church, the dregs of society, listening to all that anti-American, anti-Semitic mosque or church for over 20 years listening to the most obscene hate speech. His old friend Bill Ayers must be very proud!
    2016 can’t come fast enough folks!

    1. When the '68 anti-Establishment crowd becomes the establishment, you can expect little else than what we got from Obama. If you wish to "reform" the establishment rather than tear it down, then I suggest we all drink some tea and replace the RINOs.

    2. The Tea Party has been taking out the Repulican trash since 2010. The Democrats have double downed on it. Evidence? Just look at the candidates, and their ages.

    3. Reagan was 69 when he became president. So...

      2016 will be interesting in that it wi have you eating your words.

    4. Different place, different time, RN. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of a small mind.

      Reagan was payback for FDR, much as FDR was payback for Coolidge.

    5. If you think going to farther and farther extremes (note the progression represented by Clinton-Obama-Sanders) is the answer, then history will vindicate a President Cruz. And let's face it, that makes your rejection of Donald Trump (a Democrat) absolutely laughable.

    6. You do have your extremes, and the pendulum swings.

    7. Reagan... HW... W... so which direction is the "trend" in?

      You can't tell the difference between Democrat ideologies and Republican ideologies, RN.

      You couldn't find/see the middle if it slapped you across the face.

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    10. Whatever you choose to believe FJ is of no concern, or consequence to me. I'm confident the sentiment is mutual.

      It's all good.

  62. Replies
    1. Clever Redass.

      That moves you up to douchebag on your way to ass rack.
      You must make Lisa proud.

    2. Did your butt buddy Queer Nation USSR tell you what to quack, or is that your own retort, bobo?


  63. They say I'm crazy
    Got no sense
    But I don't care
    They may or may not mean offense
    But I don't care
    You see, I'm sort of independent
    I am my own superintendent
    And my star is on the ascendent
    That's why I don't care

    I don't care, I don't care
    What trolls may think of me
    I'm happy-go-lucky, they say that I'm plucky
    Contented and carefree
    I don't care I don't care
    If I do get a mean and stony stare
    If I'm not successful
    It won't be distressful
    Cause I don't care

    A guy should know his etiquette
    Alas, alack
    Propriety demands we walk a narrow track
    When ladies used to blink at me
    I'd freeze 'em and they'd shrink at me
    But now when ladies wink at me
    I wink at them right back!

    I don't care I don't care
    If people frown on me
    Perhaps it's the lone way
    But I go my own way
    That's my philosophy
    I don't care I don't care
    if she's a babe or just a trillionaire
    There's no doubt about it,
    I'll sing and I'll shout it
    Cause I don't care.

    Oh, I don't care, I don't care
    When it comes to happiness,
    I want my share
    Don't try to rearrange me
    There's nothing can change me
    'Cause I don't care!

  64. I see you are all playing nicely while I was away

  65. What the hell is an "ass rack?" Is that a term from Shithole Mass.?


  66. Anyone.....when was the last time Bill actually fucked Hillary? Now I'm not talking about her copping his knob, but the last time he inserted Little Bill in her?

    1. I don't think anyone's "little" has ever been in...THAT. Even John Holmes would instantly freeze off in that torture chamber.

      Chelsea was definitely a turkey baster issue.

  67. I think Vince Foster was Chelsea's father

    1. No. Couldn't be. HE was good-looking. ;-)

    2. Are you sure that Hillary didn't just sh*t her out?

  68. ___ A Big Ol’ Papa Bear Has Left Us ____

    The news was sudden –– caught us unaware.
    One never knows. They say, it’s up to God.
    Finality is always in the air ––
    Reaching out to claim us as we plod ––
    Earnestly –– erratic, or dogmatic ––
    Dogged –– fearful –– frivolous –– romantic ––
    The pious –– the heroic –– the pragmatic ––
    Hold on to Life, and try not to feel frantic.
    Or lose heart while knowing we are stalked ––
    Mercilessly –– from the day that we are born.
    Papa Bear was taken while we talked.
    Sadly, he won’t see another morn.
    Of him now, as we contemplate his loss,
    No one should speak unkindly or be cross.

    ~ FreeThinke (11/1/15)

    In loving memory of Fred Dalton Thompson (1942-2015) Truly an American Original. Rest in peace, Fred. We'll miss you.

  69. Tony Bennett was picked to the Nation Anthem at the NY Met’s game World Series last night, here in New York, but Instead sang “America the Beautiful.”... WHY?

    TONY BENNETT’S reply was : Yeah, well, I’m not being unpatriotic, but I dislike that song, because it represents war.

    Well from now on, I dislike Tony Bennett, I’m not being unpatriotic, I just Hate the Son of a Bitch, for the above reason.

    1. Tony Bennett has always been a first class moonbat. Dirt nap can't come quick enough!

  70. As the Benghazi hearing fades from the headlines, the Libs seem to think that for some reason Hillary “the Butcher of Benghazi” “Won”!
    Well I’d like to know what did she “Win”? Half of the country still thinks that she got off the hook and got away with “murder” Well I have news for these dimwits. First of all she didn’t get off the “hook” and as I said, 50 percent of America stuill fells that she has blood on her hands and she still faces legal questions about emails
    To me the real Ben Ghazi scandal is how Obama and Hillary gave a press conference and lied to the American people about the video. Then they sent Susan Rice and other foot soldiers to continue to lie for weeks, including to the relatives of the victims. How is it that they aren't behind bars for perpetuating this fraud?
    Maybe Hillary Clinton overcame an investigation of her role in the Benghazi attack cover-up.. At least it appears that way, but she still faces a months-long FBI inquiry into the handling of sensitive information while she was secretary of state.

    The FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, which opened its review this summer after classified information was found in emails transmitted over Clinton’s private email server, is under pressure to act quickly, and this is what is running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016