A reminder of who we are and who they are: The Forgotten Man by Jon McNaughton

If you haven’t seen this video yet. You should. Its that good.

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H/t Army_Pilot1967

Consider this an open thread.

UPDATE: If you’ve noticed the new version of the DISQUS comment system, they finally forced my hand. I know many of you don’t like it, but they are getting rid of the old version so I figure we might as well switch it now. There’s no going back unfortunately.

-TRS

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tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

One picture is worth a thousand words. Excellent!
There’s a change coming in this country, I don’t know that I’ll live to see it but it’s coming, none the less. With the election of Barack Obama, the pendulum of blatant liberalism has swung to the left just about as far as it can go. The majority of this country is neither far left, nor far right and as the effects of far left liberalism (like Obamacare, for instance), begin to dawn on the majority, things will change. wink

Seebees333
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Seebees333

He has a terrific hand and wonderful eye for capturing a large part of this nation’s sentiment.

JoeinAlbany
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JoeinAlbany

Mr. McNaughton’s work is simply awesome.

I’ll be purchasing a print or two for my home office.

suzy000
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suzy000

Unfortunately, we all have liberal relatives lurking around us at every turn. Well….I took care of that…I bought this painting…a nice size one too, and it is hanging right in front of the dinner table. Now, any time a liberal family member decides to come and break bread, they are constantly reminded how Obama is throwing our money away, trampling the Constitution and destroying the American entrepreneurial spirit with his job-killing legislation and regulations. He has replaced that spirit and pride of self-worth with cradle to grave socialism. Yes….I remind them of the sad state of affairs our country is in and I don’t have to say a word….Jon McNaughton does all the talking. smile

SurfinCowboy
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SurfinCowboy

It was very moving watching this again. Thanks for the reminder Scoop.

As for the change in Disqus – ah well, at least we get to read each other’s thoughts still. Of course I like the “old” way, but this seems to happen with everything on the computer these days.

Only my Linux listens to me when I cry… wink

Sentinel
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Sentinel

I’m not sure if anyone will read this – it’s buried down at 83 (at present). Just a quick observation over comments about Rand Paul saying the GOP needs to be more tolerant. After reading the comments, I think we’re doomed. Just like the last Presidential election, we needed every single vote – every one of them. We knew there would be some voter fraud… maybe alot. We knew the media was going to beat Romney up unmercifully… they did. We knew blacks would stupidly and overwhelmingly vote for a black man – unqualified as he was (even though he is a monster)… because he’s black and gives away free stuff. And we knew there would some dissention in the ranks… and man, was there! So, here we go. Four points. 1) Libertarians are fanatical about Ron and Rand Paul. I won’t get into details too much about their platform… Read more »

suzy000
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suzy000

Everything you said is correct but not as dire as you think. The GOP will be just fine….that is not our problem. Our problem is Obama and Boehner. Obama has a horseshoe up his hiney…I mean this man gets a break on every turn. There is no way we could have received a worse Speaker than Boehner…Obama lucked out AGAIN. See…Boehner has done NADA about stopping Santa these last two years and it doesn’t look like he will the next two. When Bush left office, he was spending 2.8 Trillion with a revenue of 2.5 Trillion. Obama has been spending… what…about 3.7 Trillion every single year for four years and revenues as low as 2.1 Trillion? If we don’t stop the Dems from handing out candy….we will never win. Where were a lot of the GOP in 2012 that came out for McCain and Palin? A few stayed home because… Read more »

edsmanedup
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edsmanedup

Definitely not user friendly…Why this site?…Be very afraid…

edsmanedup
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edsmanedup

Great painting and commentary…very true…be very afraid

FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

I would have expected Wilson, Carter, and Willy Jefferson to be laughing and clapping in this portrait.

poljunkie
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poljunkie

I’ll try not to whine too loud but I’m not a fan of the new format. Boooo.

LIBERTYUSA
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LIBERTYUSA

… a great vid thanks for posting RS looking forward to many more .”

Conniption Fitz
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Conniption Fitz

The Obamanation painting and video on Youtube are also excellent. McNaughton is a gifted artist and a patriot.

1776 Freedom Fighter
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1776 Freedom Fighter

To my many new friends here at The Right Scoop: please forgive my anger and rage at Disqus for this horrible “upgrade.” I don’t blame Scoop; Disqus has decided to kill off many of the features we all enjoyed. Wolfie has it 100% on the money. Same with Duckie and 911Infidel. In the last half-year or so I’ve become a Disqus aficionado. A blessing and a curse. I used my Safari browser on my Mac and began bookmarking Disqus sites. 2 folders were created: Crummy UI and Enhanced UI (User Interface). Inside of Enhanced went American Thinker, Zilla, Breitbart, several others. A much larger folder had the “Crummy” ones: NewsBusters, Daily Caller, too many to list here. I strongly prefer the **older, superior** UI. If Disqus is trying to spin this as “progress” or a newer, better UI, I’d strongly disagree. The other version is far better. I need only… Read more »

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Looking forward to reading more of your posts. smile

1776 Freedom Fighter
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1776 Freedom Fighter

Thank you badbadlibs. I’ve dried my tear-drenched, soggy cheeks. Trying to compose myself. Sniff, sniff . . .

The comment tally is showing just a small # of new posts since I stepped away. Just a theory, but the joy over the new Pope is probably generating more fireworks.

I’ll read some of the new items here, and return for more musings.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

It’s been a stinky evening for me too. All my family here hates this and some are threatening to leave. sad That makes me more sad than any crap our government is throwing at us right now. I have only kept my sanity these past 2 years because of this family and this crap new format is tearing it apart.
OK my rant is done. I complained to disqus, know Scoop has most likely had his fill of folks complaining to him so I’ll just sit here and keep doing what I do every day, talk to my friends even if it’s harder to do.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

I’m staying, yikes! That probably doesn’t bring any comfort, but I bet once people get use to this new format it will all get sorted out.
And those who are leaving will just miss YOU too much! smile

American Duckie
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American Duckie

You’re so sweet sister. xooxox I’m glad you’re staying!

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

smile

nosilasunny
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nosilasunny

Good! I always like reading your posts!

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Thanks, and may I say ditto! smile

1776 Freedom Fighter
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1776 Freedom Fighter

You are the best, DuckieFriend!

Your big heart and generous spirit will always bring me back here, even if I despise the new Disqus with every fiber in my body!

American Duckie
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American Duckie

You ROCK myFreedomFighterFriend! Thank you for making me smile just now. smile ((()))s!

1776 Freedom Fighter
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1776 Freedom Fighter

I just “liked” you! smile

American Duckie
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American Duckie

lol. I liked you too wink

nosilasunny
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nosilasunny

I don’t want any of us to leave either! Poor Scoop! sad

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

You’re welcome, Freedom!

FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

Conformity “These are the droids you’re looking for”…

1776 Freedom Fighter
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1776 Freedom Fighter

So true, FreeManWalking. Just as Orwell warned us in “1984,” the Conformity seen in the new Disqus is repugnant. Much of the personality, spirit, soul, and spunk has been stripped away. It goes beyond the dumbed-down display of “Likes,” although that’s an obvious flaw that has generated much angst already. Clicking on our avatars reveals a vastly different view, much worse in many ways. Killed off is the ultra-informative Profile > Communities. As a work-around, this is still visible thru the Disqus Dashboard, which I would strongly encourage all to explore, if you have not done so. Unlike the previous Disqus, when every post allowed this view, now one is required to follow a fellow patriot to see this in the Dashboard. I must grudgingly admit one improvement in the new Disqus: clicking avatars in a thread will reveal the # of Followers and the # Following. For many people,… Read more »

nosilasunny
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nosilasunny

You have one new follower, Freedom Friend!

1776 Freedom Fighter
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1776 Freedom Fighter

So do you wink

Thanks very much, Nosilasunny Friend!

FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

Hmmm, The Dashboard also has a direct reply button, I think that is new as well.

FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

I thought I would reply from the original thread using the email link, but I can’t sign in with my discus acct it isn’t available. So one more reply Freedom Fighter. All the post are missing on Scoop now, and the link doesn’t take me back to the original thread. I tried to make a comment on another post and it doesn’t even sign me in as Discus and there isn’t a Discus Option. So I will probably be like my friend Rshill7 and ride off into the sunset.
Have a good day, FMW

Is_Sense_Common
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Is_Sense_Common

Naively, I’m hopeful that we can overload them with responses about this monstrosity!!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5RBPTTZ

1776 Freedom Fighter
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1776 Freedom Fighter

Seems encouraging, Is_Sense_Common; I hope the survey results get thru to the key people at Disqus. The cynic in me hopes it does not just generate a digital file which sits unread in someone’s Inbox. Or a pile of paper sitting in a folder. I know, I shouldn’t be so suspicious. I have done a bit of posting in some of the Disqus forums. It no longer shows in my Profile > Communities view on my Disqus activity, since it was a while back. Small #’s that age too far are simply dropped out of view. Adding a few new posts can help to “resurrect” a dormant, non-visible Community. These are venues where I’m quite certain that Disqus is listening, since you can see their employees posting on the thread. However we get the message thru, I do hope the Disqus team will look at the outpouring of negative feedback.… Read more »

clockwindingdown
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clockwindingdown

Been reading for 10 minutes and it is killing my eyes and giving me a headache… Got take a break already. Oh well I guess I’ll be getting other things more tangible done since this new UI is affecting me…

1776 Freedom Fighter
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1776 Freedom Fighter

I’m sad to hear it, ClockWindingDown, but it makes sense.

Your browser should allow for a larger font. Changing your screen resolution (bigger pixels) can also reduce squinting.

Some experimenting may be called for to find the right balance.

On The Mark
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On The Mark

I provided very negative feedback to Disqus regarding their forced downgrade.
P.S. Hussein may be the first president to actually want to see America collapse, but he wasn’t the first to step on the Constitution.

Stehekin912
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Stehekin912

I know it isn’t your fault, Scoop, but this Disqus is yuck.

joyfulgiver
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joyfulgiver

Here is a link to the Imprimis article we read this morning in our Homeschool Economics class, we being my 14 year old son and myself. The title of the article is “The Legacy of the 1936 Election” by Amity Shlaes. It’s worth your time to read and reflect on the thoughts given regarding “The Forgotten Man” as described then (1936) and now (2007 when the Imprimis article was written).

http://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis/archive/issue.asp?year=2007&month=09
To those homeschool parents reading, our curriculum is by Notgrass, titled Exploring Economics. I highly recommend all their courses. Biblically sound, historically backed lessons for all ages.

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

He forgot to put the horns on Obamao’s head.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

and a forked tongue.

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

I forgot that part. wink

sDee
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sDee

I must have missed this one…Apparently in the frenzied Dorner manhunt, LAPD mistook two newspaper delivery women for Dorner and rained 102 rounds into their pickup truck.
– The eight officers managed to injure one of the women.
– LAPD promised them a new trick and reneged.
– A Ford dealer donated a new $33K F150 4wd
– They women were told they would have to pay income tax on the $33Kand said no thanks

Unbelievable that the women are alive. But 102 rounds!? No wonder big sis buys ammo by the billions.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Torrance-Newspaper-Delivery-Women-Shot-During-Christopher-Dorner-Manhunt-Truck-LAPD-197241021.html

American Duckie
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American Duckie

holy CRAP!

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

Me thinks somebody needs a little time at the range. smile

American Duckie
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American Duckie

yes, that was me who “liked” you. wink

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

grin

Steven Valdez
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Steven Valdez

Yeah I heard about that, probably because I live in the area.. F’d up.. and yup lucky to be alive.

ryanomaniac
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ryanomaniac

Never seen this before. I’ve felt like a forgotten man for a long time.

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

I know what you mean. sad

whitewolf2009
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whitewolf2009

This is a huge step *backwards* for Disqus. You can’t tell which comments you liked. (The like button being ghosted) You can’t even tell who liked what comment. It’s harder to tell which are the new and which are the existing comments as well. Damn Disqus anyway! They’ve actually made the service WORSE!! sad My enjoyment of reading and posting comments on this site will suffer. I’m angry at Disqus and sad for TRS. Later.

williamm
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williamm

I agree with you. Too many people think newer is better, but nothing we can do. Even tho Disqus is much worse TRS is still the best site to get the news you can’t find on LSM. Just use it for the news.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

I just liked you Wolfie. sad

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

Me too! smile

American Duckie
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American Duckie

lol. You’re making this kind of fun.

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

I’m trying to cheer up Wolfie.We need his presence.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

I agree! (and I liked you)

jimash
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jimash

It is kind of chicken scratchy.
Like the words are almost fading right in front of you.
And the gadgets are cryptic.
and the separators aren’t separating enough.

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

Aw shucks. wink

sDee
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sDee

Gives me a headache trying to scan and read. The old version was awesome.

joyfulgiver
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joyfulgiver

We are now in the age of “If it ain’t broke, fix it till it is.” HAHAHA
I guess Disqus’t’ works on the same philosophy as our government.

maynardb50
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maynardb50

As an engineer, I worked for major companies that engineers hired were expected to go out and find new ways of doing something. Often, even if something was working well, a new engineer would go out and come out with a plan of improvement that when implemented turned out to be a disaster.

Is_Sense_Common
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Is_Sense_Common

Tell ’em what you think. PLEASE!!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5RBPTTZ

clockwindingdown
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clockwindingdown

Thanks for the link, told them current program unacceptable…

American Duckie
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American Duckie

ah crap I hate this new version of disqus.

Laurel
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Laurel

Me too. Most of the web that uses disqus is in this format and it’s difficult to discern. I was hoping TRS wouldn’t get co-opted.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

Yeah. Scoop can’t help it. It’s all disqus. sigh. I’ve kind of gotten used to it on other sites that have the newer version, but loved the older one much better. sad

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

It is still way better than livefyre which is what Fox Nation uses.I hated it and haven’t been back there since they changed it,among other reasons.

clockwindingdown
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clockwindingdown

Hurts my eye’s, harder to see what is going on, disqus really blew it with the new format. Must be microsoft type stooges, always changing what works until it doesn’t and people don’t like it…

American Duckie
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American Duckie

I have to agree there- it’s definitely not easy on the eyes!

I miss not knowing who “likes” us. That came in handy for more than just ego! wink

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

I agree.Here is a like for you.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

lol. thanks 57brother grin

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

smile YW sister!

nosilasunny
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nosilasunny

And I gave one to you!

American Duckie
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American Duckie

that like is from me.

clockwindingdown
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clockwindingdown

“I miss not knowing who “likes” us. That came in handy for more than just ego!”

Agreed, that was a very useful tool!

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

It gave you an idea what page posters are on. If you saw a “like” to a liberal lunatic, then you knew what you were up against.

nosilasunny
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nosilasunny

Exactly!

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Sheesh…even the email version sucks. Use to be it at least took you directly to the post.
Disqus must be an arm of the democrat party….if it’s fine, then break it.

nosilasunny
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nosilasunny

i keep accidentally disliking posts. If there was a button to dislike the new disqus, I would push it on purpose. smile

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

I agree.

Is_Sense_Common
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Is_Sense_Common

I’m beginning to think it’s their way to ruin the momentum the Conservatives have with the internet. If they can make us hate it & not want to chat with each other, then they win…

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Hmmm…you may have a point. Well, they can just get over their badselves, it’s not going to work!

Is_Sense_Common
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Is_Sense_Common

Amen! (btw, i gave you a “vote up” (wth?!?!)

warpmine
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warpmine

Run by liberals …what did you expect. “Hey, we got some improvements whether you want them or not”

nosilasunny
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nosilasunny

My kindle fire and the new disqus apparantly do not like one another. It has taken me 2 hours to figure out how to reply. I could get a box to reply but the keyboard would come up. Grrr! It’s all okay now! smile

American Duckie
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American Duckie

I just sent a complaint via feedback. I’d suggest everyone who is having problems or doesn’t like this new format- send complaints to Disqus. I can’t stand it. sad

nosilasunny
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nosilasunny

I try not to be a complainer but I am going to as well. This was a very unwelcome surprise.

joyfulgiver
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joyfulgiver

As a homeschool parent I have re-learned so many things along our journey. The Forgotten Man, believe it or not, was our lesson today, seriously! It’s really quite sad to see where the POTUS is leading our country. He is following in the footsteps of FDR and it’s sad and frightening at the same time. Breaks my heart to think that the America I grew up in won’t be the same America my son grows up in, unless we do something about it. Rise up!

sDee
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sDee

I struggle to find one recognizable face in that painting that did have a hand in forging soft chains of slavery which Hussein Obama snaps shut.

Mr. McNaugton I hope, will paint the face of new revolution coming.

Steven Valdez
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Steven Valdez

I like this version of DISQUS comments, you can see when someone replies to your post. The thing I don’t like is, you can’t tell who liked your post, or disliked your post in this version.

$21422555
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$21422555

You get to vote up or down in this version. I just voted you up. So you get a “1” under your comment. I like the old version better.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

I think a lot of us like the old version better. Maybe we ought to flood disqus guys with complaints wink Doubt it will work though. Dang it.

$21422555
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$21422555

Complaints worked on the SNL crap recently. It can happen.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

True. What are we waiting for ?! wink

American Duckie
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American Duckie

I just sent in mine. I’ve been hearing from a lot of scoopers in the past hour. Everyone hates this new format. Can’t Scoop threaten to fire disqus or something? sad

$21422555
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$21422555

One way to complain would be to switch to another commenting software and tell Disqus to go to hell.

NJK
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NJK

Obama’s pure evil. Ugly man. The artist is brilliant.

colliemum
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colliemum

I’ve seen this, but watched it again anyway because it is so powerful.

My only niggle with the painter now is that he’s made BHO look less haughty and imperial as he really is. He – and we – didn’t know how truly awful this POS would become.

I pray daily that we all be freed of this man, accepting that His Will alone governs, and that we must endure.

FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

obo hasn’t surprised me one bit….

But the American2012 Voters have surprised me very much.

Conservator1
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Conservator1

911Infidel, thanks so much for posting this brilliant video of Jon McNaughton’s painting and narrative – brilliant.

$21422555
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$21422555

You betcha. Hat tip to Army_pilot1967 for reminding me of this powerful video.

nosilasunny
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nosilasunny

I have seen the painting but never the video. Thank you for sharing the video. I was in tears. That is the most powerful painting of this generation in my opinion. This man has a gift. The emotions and thoughts on Madison’s face alone as he reaches toward the Constitution have left me in tears. It as if he were in the room with me. I feel the exact same way. Not to mention how he captures the rest. Brilliance.

Stehekin912
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Stehekin912

Mr. McNaugton is a genius. I would like Mr. McNaughton to paint a picture representing millions of people/hands pulling on a door in the darkness with a brilliant light (freedom/liberty) shining on the other side of the door that we are all trying to keep the door from closing on.

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Chilling.

Libertyship46
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Libertyship46

I have seen this before, but it only seems to get better as time goes by. Very true and very sad.

wallwatchman
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wallwatchman

Gave me chills! God help us.

MJS
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MJS

God helps those who helps themselves.

If you have not done so, read (or listen to) The Federalist Papers, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, Ameritopia, Men in Black (Levin), Conscience of a Conservative, etc….know your stuff.

Go exercise your Second Amendment Right, stock up on Ammo. Practice- and stand by.

Either we will set this government straight through the ballot, or we will throw them out of power by force.

That’s what our Founders wanted for us and what we should want for ourselves.

The test is simple: either your support the Constitution not as defined by activist judges, but by the intentions of the Founders OR YOU DO NOT!

Give me liberty or give me death!

Ranger1325
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Ranger1325

One of the best 2:30 I could recommend to anyone. Very, very powerful.

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