John McCain continues to lose respect, his dignity


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  1. I lost respect for McCain after how he acted after losing the nomination in 2000. For the next six years he did nothing but flip the bird to the conservative base. McCain Feingold, McCain Kennedy x2, voting against tax cuts, Gang of 14, etc. His honorable campaign against Obama did him and us no favors. He angered me for not going against Obama hard enough. Then how he let Team McCain savagely attack Sarah Palin after the campaign was unacceptable. And now how he and his staff resort to personal ad hominem attacks to JD, his staff, and supporters is truly unbecoming of a 28 year old incumbent. I am so glad that I have a candidate to vote for in JD Hayworth and not have to vote against a candidate like I have in the past (see 2008.)

  2. JD Hayworth needs to keep on the pressure. Stay the course, do what’s right. Don’t fret about what one has no control over. McCain is going to implode from bile.

    Interview the pig. How’s the pay, how’re the work conditions? Does he feel his boss cares about him? How does he feel about having “Being a pig for McCain” on his resume?

  3. Arizona Luke says

    Amen Wanunba!

    I support JD and think his supporters time and efforts will be best used to register new CONSERVATIVE voters before next week’s deadline instead of focusing that much valued time & energy on something they have no control over.

    Hayworth’s camp must focus on running a solid voter drive and GOTV campaign and let the other campaigns worry about their lackluster debate performances that gave JD the momentum.

  4. Let’s not forget that JD had a radio talk show in which he bashed McCain on a daily basis.
    Just face it Shane, your guy is going to lose big.

  5. Michael Holliday says

    People are still angry that McCain would not fight for the Presidency, giving us the nightmare of Maobama.

    They’ll remember that at the polls, amongst other things like amnesty for illegal aliens, when many simply cannot find work.

    JD’s the right man at the right time at the right place.

    What a strange inversion of values. Maobama was called a good family man by McCain. Maobama supported the sick, evil partial birth abortion process.

    Yet, JD Hayworth has an angelic 100% pro-life rating; however, McCain calls him a “pig.”

    John McCain is devoid of the ethics necessary to make good, common sense political judgments.

    The Court of Public Opinion finds John McCain guilty on fifty counts of being simply DEFUNCT!

    We hereby sentence him to retirement in Sedona with the provision that he fish for Crawdads in Boggy Creek for no less than four hours a day, and only after he obtains a valid Arizona fishing license!

    Next case…Deakin Donuts!

  6. You know what the problem with McCain is? He believes he is a member of the ruling class. He thinks because he has been in Washington so long, that he is better, and wiser than us. Why should we should trust him to fight for us, when he has proven time and time again that he doesn’t give a damn about us, but himself and his power.

    He wants to fit in with the “in” crowd, that is why you see videos such as this one. He bashes Republicans because this way the media, and the Democrats will like him and accept him, and throw a few crumbs his way, and in his mind, remain relevant.

    Is JD the perfect candidate? No. But he sure is a heck-of-a-lot better than McCain.

  7. CharlotteW says

    For over a year now most of us have begged JD to get in the race. We all knew he was the only Candidate who could beat McCain. The forces are linning up agaisnt him but we are pushing back. JD won the debates hands down, he showed just how informed he is on laws and the betrayals of McCain. JD will be our Senator God willing and will make us all proud.

  8. Michael Holliday says

    Here is a poster of John in his gentler, sleepy puppy moments. It’s called “McCain the Gentle Love Bird:”

    http://thechumslick.com/media/users/el%20tiburon/8.16.8-bushmccain.jpg

    Now isn’t that precious!

    🙂

  9. A vote for McCain is a vote for Obama! Obama & McCain agree on amnesty, voting YES on TARP, support Cap & Tax, have fallen for the global warming hoax, attack the 1st Amendment, love Napolitano, love Holder, lie, lie, then some more lying. Obama & McCain love to RULE people & think they are untouchable.

  10. You are all fools if you think J.D. is going to win. I’m not some big John McCain supporter, either. The incumbent advantage that McCain enjoys is far too much for almost any candidate to overcome. Add in that the lamentable J.D. “Snake-oil-pitchman-I-was-in-Congress-for-10-yrs-then-I-became-a-lobbyist-here’s-your-free-government-money” Hayworth is his opponent,and I think this is a 15% win easily.

    The sad thing for me is that I used to come on this site daily to get the inside scoop on Arizona politics, but I visit MAYBE once a month because Shane turned this site into a shameless plug for J.D. We don’t like when newspapers endorse candidates for President, so why do we tolerate a blog that does the same?

  11. Michael Holliday says

    #CDNMR Says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    You: You are all fools if you think J.D. is going to win.

    Me: Never underestimate the voters of AZ. I would jump to conclusions about who the fools are.

    You: I’m not some big John McCain supporter, either. The incumbent advantage that McCain enjoys is far too much for almost any candidate to overcome.

    Me: Not in the context of a huge recession, massive job losses and an illegal alien onslaught.

    You: Add in that the lamentable J.D. “Snake-oil-pitchman-I-was-in-Congress-for-10-yrs-then-I-became-a-lobbyist-here’s-your-free-government-money” Hayworth is his opponent,and I think this is a 15% win easily.

    Me: Add in John’s refusal to fight for the presidency; thereby, giving us Maobama, the TARP bailout $700 Billion madness, and amnesty for illegal aliens through comprehensive immigration reform and JD’s got the election by a clear %15.

    You: The sad thing for me is that I used to come on this site daily to get the inside scoop on Arizona politics, but I visit MAYBE once a month because Shane turned this site into a shameless plug for J.D. We don’t like when newspapers endorse candidates for President, so why do we tolerate a blog that does the same?

    Me: I used to NEVER come in here until the election spurred huge interest the race between Hayworth and McCain.

    It’s great to see such passion, popcorn and fur flying in debate and point-counter-point.

    I’m sure when the elections are finally over, everyone, exhausted from their efforts, will cool it down and this website will revert to business as usual and more moderate activity and modest sentiments.

  12. Holladay says:

    “Add in John’s refusal to fight for the presidency; thereby, giving us Maobama, the TARP bailout $700 Billion madness, and amnesty for illegal aliens through comprehensive immigration reform and JD’s got the election by a clear %15.”

    The argument that McCain didn’t “fight” for the presidency, or that somehow Obama won because of McCain’s lack of “fight,” neither convinces nor resounds. After 8 years of Bush and with a “rock star” candidate like Obama, any Republican candidate would have lost the election. The unfortunate writing was on the wall.

    The McCain TARP bailout vote argument is suspect as well. While I am firmly against any and all bailouts, given Hayworth’s spending record while in Congress, it’s hard to imagine he would’ve voted against it. It’s merely convenient for him that he wasn’t in Congress at the time of the vote.

    However, you have identified the singular issue driving Hayworth’s campaign, as well as so many other campaigns in Arizona: immigration. The comprehensive immigration = amnesty argument has been beaten to death before, and I don’t think it will be enough to give J.D. the win.

    Personally, I’d rather have 6 more years of a flawed McCain than 25 more years of the blowhard Hayworth.

  13. Iris Lynch says

    We will never know if McCain could have beaten the BIG O had he taken him on as he has JD. In fact, if he had done HALF of what he has done to JD, I could forgive him (somewhat). But as it is, I came away with the feeling that McCain was determined NOT to win.

    On the other hand to be fair, I would have misgivings if McCain was pushing oxygen. Snake oil being what it is.

  14. Michael Holliday says

    # CDNMR Says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    You: The argument that McCain didn’t “fight” for the presidency, or that somehow Obama won because of McCain’s lack of “fight,” neither convinces nor resounds.

    After 8 years of Bush and with a “rock star” candidate like Obama, any Republican candidate would have lost the election. The unfortunate writing was on the wall.

    Me: I quasi agree with you. It was the liberal media that beat the holy hell out of Bush 24/7/365, especially on the Iraq war. When’s the last time you saw an anti-war protest now that the liberal media’s man is in the White House? How about Katrina? If the media gave half as much bad press to Maobama, people would be calling for his impeachment for negligence.

    Likewise, the myth of Maobama the great hope and changer, was just that: a fable concocted by the liberal media. Obamao is nothing but a left-wing organizer with no appreciable political record except gibberish and pro-partial birth abortion villainy. He was a street organizer left-wing theorist.

    Please ready my article “Obama 2.0: Post-Modern Politics and the Ghost of Situational Ethics” for a further explanation:

    http://commitmentwithamerica.com/05-29-2010/obama-2-0-postmodern-politics-and-the-ghost-of-situational-ethics/

    A picture is worth a thousand words. Watch the videos of John McCain defending Maobama on more than one occasion. Who ever his political advisor(s) are/were should have been fired, just like they will be after this election.

    There’s a new political analyst sheriff in town, his name is Michael Holliday. You can call him “Doc” though he’s only got a Masters degree and a few military intelligence school diplomas.

    Looky here. Maobama was a media creation from the git go. He’s no rock star. He’s a stumble bum Marxist with a deep, Kenyan voice and the ability to read a teleprompter while bamboozling a war-weary populace. This man is a liberal, left-wing media creation. He’s already been found out, though, and is collapsing in the polls, everywhere.

    The disturbing thing is that John McCain could not see this nor could his feeble-minded political consultants.

    I should get into political consulting because I have the vision, acumen, knowledge, education and enlightenment to comprehend and tap into the Zeitgeist.

    You: The McCain TARP bailout vote argument is suspect as well. While I am firmly against any and all bailouts, given Hayworth’s spending record while in Congress, it’s hard to imagine he would’ve voted against it. It’s merely convenient for him that he wasn’t in Congress at the time of the vote.

    Me: Possibly you are right. But John actually signed on to it so he has to take the hit. However, I can tell you already that TARP was a fiasco. John was for the “Surge” in Iraq, as was I, therefore he gets credit.

    In my Phoenix talk show I gave the reason why the “Surge” was necessary (based on my Military Intelligence experience). In order to “win” an insurgency, you need at least a 7 to 1 to 10 to 1 ratio of soldiers to counter the insurgents. Plus different methods of fighting, including propaganda and defensive source operations.

    You: However, you have identified the singular issue driving Hayworth’s campaign, as well as so many other campaigns in Arizona: immigration. The comprehensive immigration = amnesty argument has been beaten to death before, and I don’t think it will be enough to give J.D. the win.

    Me: Immigration is NOT the issue. It’s the profound lack of immigration. You see, illegal immigration is not more immigration than gay marriage is marriage. It’s like calling a drug dealer a pharmacist.

    Illegal (i.e. criminal) immigration is ANTI immigration. It’s against the process and an affront the definition of what immigration IS.

    This issue the THE defining issue of our time. Illegal immigration, that is.

    You: Personally, I’d rather have 6 more years of a flawed McCain than 25 more years of the blowhard Hayworth.

    Me: Blow on this: “Why John McCain Should Vote for JD Hayworth for the US Senate:”

    http://commitmentwithamerica.com/07-19-2010/why-john-mccain-should-vote-for-jd-hayworth-for-the-u-s-senate/

    Have a nice day!

  15. Why should we expect the incumbent win? Why do they have more clout than their challenger? This should never be the case. It wasn’t the case with Specter, or Bennett of Utah. Why is it the case here?

    Candidates should earn their seat. They should, by their past record, demonstrate that they can be trusted to fulfill the will of their constituents. Can we honestly trust McCain? If he wasn’t up for election right now, would he be voting for Kagan? For cap and trade? I think we all know the answer to that don’t we.

    But does Arizona has the courage to let him go? Can we show the nation that we won’t fall for his lies, and betrayals?

  16. Doris, I’m not saying that McCain [i]should be[/i] elected because he’s an incumbent, rather I’m merely stating that incumbents enjoy a well documented advantage. No one can ignore that. The reelection rate for Senators is something like 85%. You have pointed out two or many examples that constitute the other 15% of the time.

    Michael, I appreciate your commentary. However, as a point of fact, your defintion of immigration is wrong. Immigration (whether legal or illegal) merely denotes migration from place to another. Legal and illegal are sub-categories of immigration; the former should be encouraged and the latter stopped.

    And as to your statement that illegal immigration is the defining issue of our time…I sure hope not. Don’t get me wrong, I agree that it is a very important issue. However, there are SO many things that affect me more than bad immigration policy. I’m more concernced about the growth of government, lack of fiscal restraint, and burdensome taxation than I am about illegal immigration.

    Lastly, you have done little to refute the notion that Hayworth is a DEEPLY flawed candidate. I accept that many people believe he is less flawed that John McCain. However, multiply Hayworth being in the Senate for 25 years versus McCain being in for a probable 6 years, and I’d rather wait 6 years for a better candidate to take his place.

  17. Michael Holliday says

    # CDNMR Says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    You: Michael, I appreciate your commentary. However, as a point of fact, your defintion of immigration is wrong. Immigration (whether legal or illegal) merely denotes migration from place to another. Legal and illegal are sub-categories of immigration; the former should be encouraged and the latter stopped.

    Me: I agree and disagree. A fascinating phenomenon of our time has been, for the most part, left-wing liberal redefinition of terms such as “marriage” as a strategy to confuse issues and blind people to the reality of what is happening.

    An immigrant, for the most part, properly so-called and historically recognized is someone who goes through a legal and social process of enculturation to become a US citizen. Many have sacrificed much to become a proper US Citizen.

    Many of the people coming to America aren’t really immigrants, in the traditional sense, but are refugees of sorts. The Cuban immigrants are political refugees that want to escape communism. The illegals from Mexico, Central and South America resemble more economic refugees or exploiters rather than those wanting to become US Citizens and identified as Americans. They take more in tax dollars than they give. They will not enculturate. Most are functionally illiterate, and untouchable (hence invincible voters) because you’d be called a racist if you brought any of this up. In other words the perfect Democratic voters.

    When there are suddenly 20-40 million more suddenly citizens with one hand out and the other hand on the ballot, they will do what people always do. Vote for more government handouts.

    These are more than undocumented workers. Just like a drug dealer is not an undocumented Pharmacist. Nor is gay marriage an authentic marriage.

    Illegal immigration, en masse, as practiced, for the most part is ANTI immigration. Much like drug dealing is ANTI Pharmacology profession and gay marriage is ANTI marriage.

    The purpose of illegal immigration is not to become responsible citizens because most aren’t acting that way, and most are taking more in social service benefits than they are giving in taxes.

    The purpose of drug dealing is not to become
    a better Pharmacist to help people manage symptoms and disease but to enrich oneself economically at others’ expense.

    The purpose of gay marriage is not procreation in a traditional sense, since it’s physically impossible for males to become pregnant and females have to resort to procreative gymnastics to get pregnant. Gay marriage doesn’t further traditional society and the family. It is anti these things.

    I’m sorry people don’t understand it. In a morally relativistic, post-modern world, the liberals are correct. But from a traditional and historic and authentically religious (i.e. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hindu) point of view they are wrong if they believe gay marriage is marriage.

    You: And as to your statement that illegal immigration is the defining issue of our time…I sure hope not. Don’t get me wrong, I agree that it is a very important issue. However, there are SO many things that affect me more than bad immigration policy. I’m more concerned about the growth of government, lack of fiscal restraint, and burdensome taxation than I am about illegal immigration.

    Me: All of the issues you just outlined above, excessive taxation/fiscal restraint (see the billions in debt Arizona and California are in due to illegal alien benefits) and the growth of government are natural extensions of the surge of 15-25 million illegals and their babies.

    Witness the collapse of hospitals in Arizona and California as they struggle to pay for all of the free services afforded illegals.

    Hayworth laid out the $2+ trillion dollars in future benefits that McCain’s comprehensive immigration reform measure will cost US taxpayers.

    It’s not news, although it may be news to some…

    You: Lastly, you have done little to refute the notion that Hayworth is a DEEPLY flawed candidate. I accept that many people believe he is less flawed that John McCain. However, multiply Hayworth being in the Senate for 25 years versus McCain being in for a probable 6 years, and I’d rather wait 6 years for a better candidate to take his place.

    Me: Likewise, you haven’t illustrated exactly HOW Hayworth is deeply flawed only to say that he is. A late night infomercial does not make him deeply flawed. Getting sheisted by some sheisters is not deeply flawed.

    Yes, he’s made some mistakes but he’s able to acknowledge those and correct those mistakes. McCain is hell-bent on amnesty and this will be the death of America as we know it.

    The numbers, the real numbers of illegal aliens and the family members they will bring into our country will collapse our borders, language, culture, history and traditions.

    It will be over…

    We’ll be a colony of foreign powers. Believe it or not. Like it or not. Want it or not.

    We need to do what we CAN do and have historically done in the past. Send them all home, like Eisenhower did.

    Then, reexamine the historical context and application of the 14th Amendment.

    That’s my position. I’d state the same thing if I was running for office.

  18. Friend, you badly misrepresent the history of immigration in order to make your point. (Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eyJIbSgdSE)

    You can keep twisting and squeezing the work “immigrant” until you get it to mean what you want, but my definition of the word as stated above is not some liberal invention. It’s the actual definition according to any (legitimate) dictionary you can find.

    Additionally, attributing the growth of government, fiscal irresponsibility, etc. solely to illegal immigrants is hyperbolic at best. Government largesse began to exponentially escalate under FDR.

    Please, Michael, don’t exaggerate your “facts” or alter history in order to make your points. For the most part, I’m sure we agree that illegal immigration is a bad thing. However, the tone and misrepresentation employed by Single-Issue-Border-Voters like yourself doesn’t help the policy debate.

    Later gator. I think my time on SA is up for the month. Until next time….

  19. Michael Holliday says

    #CDNMR Says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    You: Friend, you badly misrepresent the history of immigration in order to make your point. (Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eyJIbSgdSE)

    Me: No. I don’t misrepresent anything. Give me a direct example of my misrepresentation instead of being intellectually lazy and doctrinaire. You haven’t challenged my analysis or any of my points that I made in prior posts. I can show you YouTube videos till the cows come home.

    You: You can keep twisting and squeezing the work “immigrant” until you get it to mean what you want, but my definition of the word as stated above is not some liberal invention. It’s the actual definition according to any (legitimate) dictionary you can find.

    Me: For your limited mind we’ll agree that there’s two kinds of immigrants: (1) legal; (2) illegal. This tells one nothing of the qualitative aspects, that is the kind of illegals, or degree of their kind, i.e. PhD’s from India or illiterate peasants from Guatemala.

    The US Government has long recognized the difference between Political Refugees from Communist countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam and Cuba (legal immigrants) and Economic Refugees from other countries (illegal immigrants). Sorry you don’t believe it or accept it.

    You: Additionally, attributing the growth of government, fiscal irresponsibility, etc. solely to illegal immigrants is hyperbolic at best. Government largesse began to exponentially escalate under FDR.

    Me: No. I don’t attribute the growth of government, fiscal irresponsibility to one dynamic such as illegal immigration. It’s much larger than that. It’s pretty basic that the more people in a country that are taking social service benefits, the larger the government expenditures.

    There’s nothing new under the sun when it comes to the rise and fall of empires, save maybe technology and how it effects the things.

    You: Please, Michael, don’t exaggerate your “facts” or alter history in order to make your points. For the most part, I’m sure we agree that illegal immigration is a bad thing. However, the tone and misrepresentation employed by Single-Issue-Border-Voters like yourself doesn’t help the policy debate.

    Me: The “tone” ha, ha! Sorry reality strikes a dissonant chord with you. It’s not that illegal immigration is a single issue, it’s just that it’s such a larger issue now because of the poor economy and bankruptcy of cities, counties, states and nation.

    It’s a matter of the competition for scarce resources and the social net provided to serve American citizens. But, much, much more.

    You: Later gator. I think my time on SA is up for the month. Until next time….

    Me: Best wishes…

  20. Walt Stephenson says

    The question is rapidly becoming will you back the Republican Candidates that win the primary or will you allow all this vile rhetoric to shoot the party in the foot at a time when we have a chance to win big. If JD wins the primary I will support him everybit as hard as I would Deacon or McCain if they win. The more of this stupid, unsubstantiated rhetoric that gets thrown around does nothing but aid the Democrats.

  21. McCain’s the one who’s invoked pigs, piggish behavior, and hired a proxy pig to do it for him.

    Don’t blame the voters he’s alienating because of his own mistakes.

  22. Michael Holliday says

    # Walt Stephenson Says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    The question is rapidly becoming will you back the Republican Candidates that win the primary or will you allow all this vile rhetoric to shoot the party in the foot at a time when we have a chance to win big. If JD wins the primary I will support him everybit as hard as I would Deacon or McCain if they win.
    _____

    Sir, I simply cannot support McCain knowing he’s going for comprehensive immigration reform.

    I cannot commit suicide and resign my nation to destruction at the same time.

    I will not vote for McCain under any circumstances, except for one.

    The ONLY way I’d every vote for McCain is if he said, “It’s over. I’ve decided no amnesty, no comprehensive immigration reform, no compromise. The people have spoken. They’re exhausted. The great citizens of America, whom I represent have spoken. And they are right!”

    In that case, I’d be washing his car, voting for him, singing, dancing and celebrating.

    It would be a miracle. But he’d be a great statesman for it.

    And you know what! It’s so friggen’ pathetic that our country has come to the point where 70% of the citizens have to beg McCain to just uphold the law.

    And yet, he still won’t.

    Power corrupts and money corrupts, plain and simple.

    I guarantee you, though. Skip out on fifty cents on your federal taxes and Maobama and Co. will be kicking down your door.

    And such is life.

    And that’s why JD Hayworth will win the election for US Senate. We’re all just too beat down anymore. We have nothing left to give the illegal aliens since we have no jobs, have been spit on, called racists and must now bow to having the Mexican flag flown over Atzlan, the mythical land of La Raza.

  23. Michael,

    You: Spew distorted facts ad nauseum and somehow believe more words mean greater influence. There is a reason toilet bowls are not shallow.

    Me: Scroll right through your comments as I’m sure others do, too.

    You: Make crap up just to sound intellectual and snarky. Keep it up…you hurt yourself much more than you help.

    Me: Could care less what you write and ignore it.

    You: Believe sharing your smarty pants gastronomic indulgences makes you look cute.

    Me: Take this far too seriously to believe someone who dismisses others as readily as you do is worth my time much less my thought.

  24. However, multiply Hayworth being in the Senate for 25 years versus McCain being in for a probable 6 years, and I’d rather wait 6 years for a better candidate to take his place.

    —————–

    The thing is, who says that Hayworth has to be in office for 25 years? If he doesn’t do a good job, we shouldn’t let him keep his seat. We should elect someone new.

    Being a Senator is not a lifetime appointment…and I think many here need to change their attitude about the people we elect to serve us. In six years, McCain can do A LOT of damage. Especially if this is his LAST six years in the Senate.

  25. McCain admits in print that he chose lying over the truth to get power, not a trace of shame, reportedly he F-bombs his wife, he has reputation for a fierce temper (more F-bombs) and actually smirks thinking he’s clever while calling a candidate challenger a pig during a televised debate.

    There IS in fact a time for that. Did anyone record McCain F-bomb the LA City Council, the mayor of SF or Hillary Clinton as Secretary of “Hurt Arizona State” Department for smearing Arizonans all the way to CHINA that the State Department should refrain from wallowing with pigs?

    Hullo? A little irate righteousness and a stand for the Constitution would be appreciated when innocent people are maligned, lied about and targeted by the entire DEMOCRATIC PARTY from the POTUS to local City councils to be HURT to force them to bend and bow to their odious political agenda.

    McCain is not representing, and not defending ARIZONA.

  26. Michael Holliday says

    # Ann Says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Michael,

    You: Spew distorted facts ad nauseum and somehow believe more words mean greater influence. There is a reason toilet bowls are not shallow.

    Me: Ha, ha! OK. Give me some facts and be specific you little grumpy shrew. Prove my analysis wrong or counter some of my statements with substance. Yeah, toilets aren’t shallow. Sure. Fine. I’ve got a toilet I want to sell you.

    You: Scroll right through your comments as I’m sure others do, too.

    Me: No. Read my comments and delight in their whimsicality and depth.

    You: Make crap up just to sound intellectual and snarky. Keep it up…you hurt yourself much more than you help.

    Me: Ha, ha! I know. My article “Obama 2.0: Post-Modern Politics and the Ghost of Situational Ethics” has been called amazing by some of my readers. Their words not mine. Show me any of your works and your readers’ comments and I’ll consider your insults as having some validity.

    You: Could care less what you write and ignore it.

    Me: Make up your mind. Am I a pedantic intellectual poseur or do you care less? Sheesh!

    You: Believe sharing your smarty pants gastronomic indulgences makes you look cute.

    Me: No. Cutesy pie is out. Whimsicality is in. I like satire and surrealism mixed in with my prose and poetry.

    You: Take this far too seriously to believe someone who dismisses others as readily as you do is worth my time much less my thought.

    Me: I like to vacillate between the absurd and the sublime. Truth lies at each polarity and then capers and somersaults around, like a wise and foolish imbecile, somewhere in between.

    Actually I don’t ponder my written musings as much as you seem too. But, you know, I appreciate your input.

    If you’re really angry, take it up with some of my fine, furry friends:

    http://furrycritters.techiebear.com/10059307.jpg

  27. Michael Holliday says

    What some of my readers have said about my article “Obama 2.0: Post-Modern Politics and situational Ethics.”

    http://commitmentwithamerica.com/05-29-2010/obama-2-0-postmodern-politics-and-the-ghost-of-situational-ethics/

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    According to Ann, I just “…make crap up just to sound intellectual and snarky.”

    Tell it to my readers…

  28. Walt, I’ll gladly support Deakin or Hayworth shall they win the primary, but I felt dirty after holding my nose to vote McShame for President two years ago and needed to shower really bad. Honestly, I was frightened to death at the thought of either him or Obuma as the next President. With hindsight, I’m glad Obuma won because it awakened the conservative movement in a way that another so-called Republican advocating the same policies wouldn’t have. Policy wise we would be replacing health care “reform” with amnesty, which would be worse in the long run for us because it would create a permanent underclass of 20 million VOTERS who would throw every election to the candidate who promises more goodies. I will be voting for the Democratic nominee in the sad event that McShame wins this primary. It is that imperitive that he is defeated!

  29. Michael,

    After reading some of your posts, I thought you ought to know how off putting you are. You are entirely dismissive of other people’s ideas, opinions, and just plain old facts. You hide behind a cloak of cleverly worded criticisms and high brow vocabulary. You strike me as the type of guy not many people want to be around…snarky, dismissive, and extremely narcissistic. Just thought I’d give you my two cents. If you change, more people might actually listen to what you have to say.

    Rich

    ps- not responding to this post would be a step in the right direction

  30. I will not vote for Benedict Arnold McCain under any circumstances.

  31. Michael Holliday says

    #Rich C Says:
    July 21st, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Michael,

    You: After reading some of your posts, I thought you ought to know how off putting you are. You are entirely dismissive of other people’s ideas, opinions, and just plain old facts.

    Me: Rich C. Depending on your own limited or expanded world view will determine if you are attracted or repelled by my intellectual virtuosity.

    You: You hide behind a cloak of cleverly worded criticisms and high brow vocabulary.

    Me: Thanks for the “clever” compliment, I never saw myself as that way, but I’ll accept it. I’m just trying to be free. I’m just trying to be me. Wee! As for my vocabulary, it’s improved greatly since I obtained my MBA degree from NAU.

    You: You strike me as the type of guy not many people want to be around…snarky, dismissive, and extremely narcissistic.

    Me: Perhaps you are merely projecting your own snarky, dismissive and narcissistic sentiments outwards. Actually, I have a Facebook site. On that site are friends I have known since I was a teenager. I would not have those people on there if I were merely an extreme narcissist.

    I’ve been a member of a band for over a year. My narcissism would have had me kicked out by now, if your assertions were true.

    Actually, the opposite is true. I am trying to reduce my ego and self-abnegate myself into a state of ego suppression so that my true self can emerge.

    You: Just thought I’d give you my two cents. If you change, more people might actually listen to what you have to say.

    Me: Rich, my online persona and in life personality are two different creatures. Just like my radio persona was a bit different but more in line with my online persona. There is a context to everything.

    People are not used to free expression, aggressive dialog, whimsy, satire and surrealism in the dialectical process.

    I am glad that my writing has spurred you to react and act to make such pronouncements against my ostentatious puffery and phantasmagoric quiddity.

    You: ps- not responding to this post would be a step in the right direction.

    Me: The imperial narcissist in me compels me to emerge from the bottle, like a genie, and yowl at you.

    So here it is: YOOOWWWL!

    One more time: YOOOWWWL!

  32. Michael Holliday says

    Ann: Dang you Holliday! Dang you to heck!

    Michael: Yawn…num, num. I’m tired. What are you screeching about this this time, woman?

    Ann: How dare you! How dare you caper and somersault in political joie de vivre and imbecility while I stew like a shrew in my shrewd, crude and rude accruals.

    Michael: Hey! Let me ask you a question: Remember that commercial for the Wing Bat back in the 70s?

    Ann: Yeah. You mean the one for that little styrofoam glider shaped like a flying wing and black like a bat?

    Michael: Yes, that one! it even had little beady bat eyes on the front and would fly really far if you threw it hard.

    Ann: Yeah. I do recall that. Yes. What about it?

    Michael: Well. How did the commercial go? What was the song?

    Ann: Wasn’t it the Batman theme song or something like that?

    Michael: Ann, you must have a memory like an elephant! Braveaux woman! Dang braveaux! Can you sing it?

    Ann: Well, I think so. But won’t I look foolish?

    Michael: No. Not at all. Let it all hang out 60s’ style. You know, peace, love and free spiritedness.

    Ann: What’s the purpose of all your silly narcissistic chicanery?

    Michael: Just be free. Quit being such an incorrigible narcissist and calculating politician. Sheesh!

    Ann: OK. Here, let me try. Umm…La-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, WINGBAT!

    Michael: Very good Ann. (Michael walks over and pats Ann on the head and gives her a Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip cookie).

    Ann: Ann lets out a little coo, like a dove and then begins to gently purr.

    Michael: Louder! Belt it out like you’ve got a pair, baby!

    Ann: LA-LA, LA-LA, LA-LA, LA-LA WINNNG!!! BAAAT!

    MICHAEL: Great job! Holy dang! You’re American Idol quality. You’ve got some serious operatic pipes and symphonic tendencies there…Keep going. But faster!

    Ann: LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA WING BAT!
    LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA WING BAT!
    LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA WING BAT!

    (Ann is singing like a trooper at the top of her little lungs. She’s stomping around, spinning in concentric circles, like a whirling Dervish, as she sings and chants and stomps her little clod hopper feet).

    Michael: Ha, ha! Great going Ann! You’re really going to town! I’m going to have to call you Thunder Bunny the way you’re just thumping around to beat the band. You’re almost creating an earthquake or seismic shift or harmonic convergence or something.

    Ann: Thanks! I’m simply delighted to be this free and whimsical. I feel like a Sedona Vortex chasing Earth Mother on a quest for cosmic bliss world peace…

    Michael: Just keep going, you’ll see! Michael calls up the townsfolk to start a BBQ hoe down. The good folk show up and start to dance. A fiddle player and banjo player show up and start to play to the tune Ann is singing!

    Soon the whole town is kicking up dust, singing, dancing in circles and stomping their feet! Chicken and dogs and burgers are flipped then eaten with abandon and merriment!

    It’s a regular, all-American hoe down with Ann as the Grande Dame de Arts & Crafts and everybody having a great time!

    Someone shouts, “Hey, Ann is like a joyful jester at the court of frivolity or a Renaissance Elf of great mirth and delight!”

    Even the bunnies come out of their holes, nests and briar patches to start jumping around and thumping to Ann’s marvelous tune!

    Soon, the action spreads to other towns, cities and counties. Then, the dance spreads to states and regions.

    Not long after that, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC are reporting of this strange disturbance of peace and evolution towards a global BBQ world order. the whole nation is stomping and singing the Wing Bat song, with Ann leading the way to La La Land!

    Infectiously, the movement gains global steam and soon every nation, peoples and continent are dancing and stomping and singing and having a home town buffet style BBQ!

    In the end, a reign of world peace and adherence to the US Constitution is obtained by one person of peace: St. Ann the Great Thunder Bunny!

    And now you know the rest of the story!

    Good Day!

    🙂

  33. A reminder that even though many people have opined that Lt. Gov. Jan Brewer was carrying McCain’s water, we have instead been treated to the spectacle of 24 years of US Senator McCain running DESPERATELY AFTER the few-months-into-the-job Gov. Brewer to pick up some reflected glow from HER MAVERICK leadership on illegal immigration.

    Brewer figured it out in minutes and has defended herself and the SB1070 quite astutely – because of her stand Americans across the COUNTRY are becoming enraged at the disgusting treatment the Obama Administration is dishing out to ARIZONA.
    McCain isn’t defending Arizonans – the media is 24/7 world-wide calling every last one of us “racists” and where IS he defending us?

    This is NOT the correct position:
    “Yuh. Those rubes are racists, but I’m not one of them.”

  34. Michael Holliday says

    Exactly wanumba!

    If McCain didn’t fight for the presidency, how is he going to fight for Arizona?

    He’s not and he won’t.

    The fight for America is on!

    Everybody knows Obama is a liar through and through. Few trust him anymore. He can be counted on for more Socialism. That’s all! Game’s up!

    JD Hayworth is leading the charge!

    “Whatever it takes!”

    Whenever you hear an illegal say, “Si Se Puede! Yes, we can!”

    You reply, “Whatever it takes!”

    You’re also free to shout it from the rooftops! We still have free speech! It’s your inheritance!

    The buck stops here. The buck stops at JD Hayworth. The buck stops at the Arizona border!

    If they call you racist, let them know it takes one to know one and that they’ve cried wolf too long! Nobody’s buying it!

    The Wizard of Oz of racism has been exposed as a feeble-minded anti-American dolt and political coward who’s easily defeated in a debate!

    Time to stand up like Americans!

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