RANT: Who’s the “worst” President?

Well, imho, we need a few decades to properly evaluate the “worst” label.

There were the fellows who tried — Eisenhower (Identified the Military Industrial complex) and Regan (Couldn’t control the Congressional spending).

There was Carter whos was merely incompetent; not evil.

Bush41 reneged on “read my lips, no new taxes”.

Clinton was too busy with intens to kill or capture Bin Laden; that might have prevented 9/11. Clinton (“I did not have sex with that woman” and parsing the word ‘is’) set a new low for personal conduct. And, was a negative moral influence on a generation.

Bush43 was another incompetent big G socialist.

Now we can get into the competition for the “worst”! Runners up:

Wilson, who campaigned on peace, instituted the draft, signed the Federal Reserve act, and immediately led us into WW1 which set the table for WW2.

FDR, who maneuvered us into WW2 via Pearl Harbor and entrenched Socialistic Big Government.

Truman who dropped the A-bomb on civilians.

BUT, the “worst” has to be Lincoln.

(1) The War of Northern Aggression. What you call the Civil War. What some call the Second American Revolution. There is no Constitutional, legal, or moral justification for this war on “his” own citizens. That alone would rocket him too the top of the list.

(2) Income tax to pay for that war. Government debt too. And, a draft for poor folks to fight the war; rich people could buy their way out.

(3) Freedom of Press savaged when editors dared to criticism him.

(4) Atrocities against civilian populations like Sherman’s “March to the Sea”.

(5) Single handedly destroying the concept of a Union of Equals amd morphing into the USA as the tyrant state.

And, don’t forget, he want to send all the “Negros” back to Africa. A racist among his other “endearing” qualities.

Slavery was a smokescreen! It wasn’t about slavery. The rest of the world, for the most part, eliminated slavery peacefully. At the time of the war, there had been plans to buy all the slaves and free them. It was a labor model that was unsustainable.

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RANT: Anti-abortion ad reject for the Superbowl



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“NBC claims it doesn’t allow advocacy ads, but that’s not true,” Burch said. “They were willing to air an ad by PETA if they would simply tone down the sexual suggestiveness. Our ad is far less provocative, and hardly controversial by comparison.”

He said, unlike the salacious PETA commercial, the pro-life ad is clean and has a positive message.

“There is nothing objectionable in this positive, life-affirming advertisement,” Burch said. “We show a beautiful ultrasound, something NBC’s parent company GE has done for years. We congratulate Barack Obama on becoming the first African-American President. And we simply ask people to imagine the potential of every human life.”

Concerned individuals may send comments about NBC’s decision to Victoria Morgan, vice president of advertising standards at NBC Universal, or call (212) 664-4267.

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“Mainstream Media” doesn’t let anyone speak that doesn’t conform to their agenda.

Lucky we have the inet to bypass them!

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SERVICE: CARDSCAN is down for more than 24 hours


Dear fjohn,

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. we are still trying to catch up from the move Cambridge MA to Stamford, CT… We have done some major repairs and updates to our website recently so this may be why you were having problems signing in. I just tried and was able to sign in under your profile. It shows your 8100+ names are available .

Mike Bouffard
CardScan Support

[JR: At least, some response. Some warning would have been nice. Best, avoid it entirely.]

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UPDATE: 20090202 @ 0815 Back up; no explanation

And, since it responds, it fools http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com!

So much for “cloud computing”!

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RANT: Yet another mistake in the “justice system”


Wis. man freed 23 years after wrongful conviction
Jan 30, 7:36 PM (ET)

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MILWAUKEE (AP) – A man sentenced to life in prison for killing a woman in 1984 had his conviction overturned and was released Friday on a personal recognizance bond after spending 23 years behind bars.

Robert Lee Stinson, 44, of Milwaukee, walked out of the New Lisbon Correctional Institution in street clothes and hugged his sister and members of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. A judge vacated the sentence after the Project argued that bite-mark analysis and DNA evidence that didn’t match evidence from the crime scene, defense attorney Byron Lichstein said.

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Now, would anyone like to talk about the “death penalty”?

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