• Coach Bill commented on the diary post Mister Spock Has Died by cmaukonen.

    2015-02-27 14:20:18View | Delete

    I rarely react emotionally to the passing of a public figure. The iconic Mr. Spock has been a passenger for most of my life’s journey and I shall miss him. Various remembrances have brought a tear to my eye more than once today. Tonight I shall break out my Star Trek collection. Go Boldly Leonard. [...]

  • Coach Bill commented on the blog post Late Night: Suzy Creamcheese

    2015-02-25 10:04:47View | Delete

    I was at a BSA commissioner’s meeting. The agenda was handed out and instead of “miscellaneous” the DC had used the heading “Lumpy Gravy“. I slipped in another obscure Zappa reference and we had a good laugh. It was a very private joke.

  • Coach Bill commented on the blog post Democratic Party Goes Soul-Searching

    2015-02-23 12:40:35View | Delete

    “Three signs that the Democrats haven’t learned anything from the 2014 debacle:”

    Was it a debacle? Or merely the intended outcome of the financiers?

  • Coach Bill commented on the blog post Democratic Party Goes Soul-Searching

    2015-02-23 12:08:27View | Delete

    “Stop laughing.”

    I can’t.

    “No one seems to know, not even Democrats “

    I have pointed this out in numerous comments here and elsewhere for years. They could have just asked me and saved themselves a lot of money.

    Notably, I see nothing about having a consistent set of core values.

  • “… the longest and arguably most moronic in US history. “

    Still trying to out do the Russians. I guess we’ll never be through with that.

  • Coach Bill commented on the diary post Video: MSNBC Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish by jbade.

    2015-02-22 17:08:29View | Delete

    I liked MSNBC during the election season but found it boring the rest of the time. Maddow offers the occasional good story but she is a relentless Obamabot as are most of the others.

    I really don’t want to watch news in prime time. It steals my joy.

  • You forgot: “She Sucks Less”

  • Coach Bill commented on the diary post Why Do We Fear Love? by Robert J. Burrowes.

    2015-02-02 10:53:58View | Delete

    Aside from the arena of close personnel relationships, we could also turn this around and ask “Why do Americans love fear?”

    Much of our behavior in the public and political arena is dominated by actions rooted in fear and our leaders exploit those feelings as often as possible.

  • Coach Bill commented on the diary post Why Do We Fear Love? by Robert J. Burrowes.

    2015-02-02 10:48:09View | Delete

    “…: it is just too painful to risk triggering the suppressed memories of a childhood devoid of … love.” My wife of 30 years just expressed this thought to me this week. Both her parents are gone and this is such a sad legacy to be left with. I think her father loved his family very [...]

  • The climate issue comes up regularly on FDL and I am always left with the same question.

    Even if we could persuade more people to grasp the potential magnitude of the problem, I have yet to see a credible plan to deal with it. I do not believe it is politically feasible to mandate conservation measures of sufficient magnitude to reverse the process.

    I am absolutely in favor of implementing replacement technologies as much as possible, as quickly as possible but again I do not believe we are where we need to be technologically to make this happen, particularly in the area of transportation.

    We certainly can do a better job of educating the citizenry and take incremental steps toward a solution but we cannot simply turn off the energy switch.

    Tyranny of the left or the scientific elite is not philosophically superior to tyranny of the right.

  • Coach Bill commented on the blog post Mitt Romney Not Running For President

    2015-01-30 14:14:48View | Delete

    Now featured at HP:

    “JEB’S BIG TEST: THE MONEY RACE”

    Remember, you saw it here first.

  • Coach Bill commented on the blog post Mitt Romney Not Running For President

    2015-01-30 13:36:38View | Delete

    The money people need to thin the moderate herd. Can’t have the moderate vote split into pieces so small that one of the loonies comes out on top.

  • Coach Bill commented on the blog post Sentate Passes Keystone XL Bill, White House Says Will Veto

    2015-01-30 11:49:47View | Delete

    “… not totally sure WHAT Obama is doing …”

    Is anybody?

    As a stand alone bill, this go round is simply politics. Wait until the republicans attache it as a rider to Obamacare funding or something else Obama wants. Then we will see where he really stands.

  • Coach Bill commented on the blog post Sentate Passes Keystone XL Bill, White House Says Will Veto

    2015-01-30 09:24:23View | Delete

    Agreed. I have always thought KXL was a bargaining chip that Obama will be happy to trade for something he wants.

    The nine turn coat dems also demonstrate that neither party is on board to fight climate change and the grifters rule.

  • Coach Bill commented on the diary post Breathtakingly Cynical – Obama’s New Proposal by Synoia.

    2015-01-20 13:06:16View | Delete

    ” Also the ” stick ” and other tasty bits.”

    Ahhhh. The good old days. We also got black afghani in little linen bags while the Russians were in Afghanistan!

  • Coach Bill commented on the blog post Why America Keeps Losing Its Wars

    2015-01-13 09:32:36View | Delete

    We don’t win wars because that is not the goal. These wars are a replenishment effort for the MIC. Out with the old, in with the new.

    Pass a war profiteering law like we had in WW2 and we will start winning.

  • @Kevin

    Good to hear your voice tonight on KPFT. As a supporter of both FDL and KPFT it was nice to hear that intersection of effort.

  • “… the real qualification for government service is being owned by the industry …”

    We aren’t going to pretend this is something new are we?

    See ACA….Wellpoint, etc.

  • Coach Bill commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Society

    2015-01-04 20:30:19View | Delete
  • Coach Bill commented on the blog post Public Thinks Their Top Problem is Their Government

    2015-01-02 15:50:34View | Delete

    Are these the same dissatisfied voters that produce a 90% incumbency rate in Congress?

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