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Friday, January 27, 2012

Vent Page XXXVI...............50% Better than Vent Page XXIV!!

Well, here we are. Vent Page XXXVI!  It could have been the 36 strategems of Sun Tzu. It could have been the highest number on a roulette wheel. It could have been Boeing's B-36 "Peacemaker".....

But we also recognize the relationship of this number to Marilyn Monroe and, let's face it, she makes a lot better Vent Page Illustration than some old Chinese Book!
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Whenever the number of posts on a vent page make it cumbersome to navigate, a new vent page is started. This is number THIRTY SIX in our series and is not only TWICE as good as Vent Page EIGHTEEN, but is also 50% better than even Vent Page TWENTY FOUR!~

VENT PAGES are handy for posting of off-topic posts, rants, raves, rages, etc which might not be appropriate on other threads where adults are having serious discussions. Childish rant? Need to call another poster a name?Just feel like spouting off? Or even if you have something to say and there doesn't seem to be any other logical place to say it....THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU!!

Now, if you aren't a Marilyn Monroe Fan, we offer the PEACEMAKER photo below as an alternative! We try to please!


Anonymous said...

Love the Pic!

Sarkazein said...

Would Callista be the first First Lady since Lady Bird Johnson to have a D.O.T. approved hair-doo?

Johnny Rico said...

He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided."

Mike D said:

"Oh Rico, Rico. Sadly, you are little more than a snack for the hounds. And now I shall take a nap in this very excellent bed.

Game over.

Yours truly,
Michael Garibaldi"

Rainsford, you really nailed me on that one. I was off by a sentence in a short story from 30 years ago. Yep, you really nailed me.

On guaard Rainsford!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (heavy English accent)

Mike D. said...

Further proof that nobody watches MSNBC.

Sarkazein said...

You picked a fine time to lead us Barack

Sarkazein said...

Save the Earth... throw away the Algore light bulbs and buy a SUV.

Sarkazein said...

"Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America," Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said

Dog Tom C. said...

Jeff Eason, Editor of the Blowing Rocket Newspaper, pounded gun owners and conservatives in a January 12 article outlining the parks carry ban. In the article, Eason begins by saying:

"An Internet campaign by the Grass Roots North Carolina organization to persuade members of the Blowing Rock Town Council to vote against a proposed amendment to a town ordinance may have backfired when residents of the town got wind of it".

Nothing could be further from the truth. The backfire occured when apathetic Tea Party conservatives, gun owners and other so-called conservatives decided to stay home. Liberals, who seem empowered lately, didn't. They came out in force giving the conservatives who did have the fortitude to attend a royal whipping.

Eason goes on to take direct quotes from liberal town councilmen such as:

"It was seven-to-one the people who called me who didn’t want guns in the park,” said councilman Jim Steele."

"Commissioner Albert Yount added that the calls he received were eight-to-one in favor of the proposed ban. The ban also had the support of Blowing Rock Police Chief Eric Brown and the Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation Department."

Conservatives were soundly defeated. The liberals now have a foothold realizing their power is now unchecked.

Just wanted to remind all you lazy, ignorant, despot-loving conservatives that you let a bunch of whiney-mouthed liberals beat you at your own game. Good job. As I said before, you deserve to lose your rights. When they come knocking one of these days for your grandads single barrel shotgun, know they are taking it because you let them.

What other liberties do you plan on giving up so easily?

President Obama will win in November exactly because of this same mentality expressed by American conservatives.

DT said...

And Rico, keep your mouth shut. We need more action, not lipstick wearing cougers with no clue

Johnny Rico said...

Dog Tom,

Although you make a good point or two, you sound like a complaining whiney baby. Get off your high horse.

Your complaining aside, I did find out from some friends who attended the town meeting that the Watauga County Commissioners, especially Vince Gable, were firmly on the side of gun owners.

Now I accused the County Commissioners of doing nothing after being elected, but I must regress on this point and say they are indeed doing something. Gable and Miller seem to be standing up for what is good in Watauga County (2nd Amendment). We need more to do this very thing.

Fine job County Commissioners. Nice to know there are at least a few politicians who value life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in Watauga County. You folks have now proven yourselves and will get my vote. I will also encourage others to vote for you freedom fighters.

Go Watauga County Commissioners! You can do it!!

PS Dog Tom, I'm sure you would like to take a much closer look at my lipstick. Sorry pal, it ain't gonna happen.

Sarkazein said...

PS Dog Tom, I'm sure you would like to take a much closer look at my lipstick. Sorry pal, it ain't gonna happen.- JR

Now that's funny...

Anonymous said...

Hey Rico, keep your lipstick but put down your pom poms. V. Gable did not stand up for gun owners. He simply threw out stats that no one cared about. Didn't take a stand. I was there. I assume you weren't because I didn't see anyone in the back of the room in a cheerleader outfit. I was terribly disappointed. And don't get me started on the dodge job Souchek pulled. Ugh, vote them ALL out!

Anonymous said...

Apparently anon wasn't very persuasive in his arguments to the BR council. But it's easier to blame Gable, or anyone else for his own ineffectiveness.

Anonymous said...

None of us were....THE ONES THAT BOTHERED TO SHOW UP....don't get mad because you have to put your pom poms down too...We need fewer cheerleaders now...Don't blame me because you don't want to believe what actually happened.

Anonymous said...

ok..I will just blame Gable then. Or maybe Ron Paul since I don't think he even bothered to go to the meeting.

NewGuy said...

Sometimes it seems like libs come into this board pretending to be conservative and then bashing conservative politicians because they "didn't do enough".

Anon doesn't seem to be complaining about the Town Council liberals that voted the gun pan in! No...his attack is on the conservatives that showed up and did their best, but weren't succesful.

You are not likely to find a future county commission candidate that is as strong an advocate of second amendment rights as Vince Gable.

Sarkazein said...

I involved myself in a long running comment thread on another web site. It was about the Obama record of 'What's up and what's down'. One of the things on the list was the gas price when Obama took Office. It was $1.85 (lower in some areas--- $1.59 here). Liberals, one right after the other would comment that the $1.85 gal was a lie. They would swear and holler liar-- "it was only that low before Bush". That price is verified in 100's of different sites and in fact.
The only reason those liberals did not know about the $1.85 price is because the liberal mainstream media did not beat them over the head with it at every turn as they did to President Bush when the price was rising to $4.
Most of the liberals did not know that Senator Obama was OK with the record high prices during the last of the Bush years and his only problem with it was it was not a gradual enough increase. When the liberals were confronted with the video of Obama saying it himself, some would say it was because it would force green energy. That was after they said it was a lie that he ever said it.
I am here to tell you, we are facing a huge uphill battle getting rid Obama. The liberals still don't know or care about anything he has done, they first deny he ever did it, then when they see proof they say it was someone else's fault... not Obama's.
If the MSM stays on Obama's side, there is no way he can be beaten.
I early on predicted he would resign in his first term or he would not run for re-election or another Dem would run against him in the primary. I was wrong.
He has the MSM and a billion dollars... we're &#$%@#

Anonymous said...

I was at the meeting in Blowing Rock. Gable did a fine job in calling people out on their lies.

Johnny Rico said...

Most that were there (I wasn't) indicate Vince Gable stood his ground against liberal socialist sheep residents and despot politicians like Albert Yount and Doug Matheson. We need more experts like Vince Gable.

I am voting for Vince Gable in the next election.

Sarkazein said...

The current plight of the Costa Concordia reminds me of a comment made by Winston Churchill.

After his retirement he was cruising the Mediterranean on an Italian cruise liner.

Some Italian journalists asked why an ex British Prime Minister should chose an Italian ship.

“There are three things I like about being on an Italian cruise ship” said Churchill.

“First their cuisine is unsurpassed."

"Second their service is superb."

"And then, in time of emergency, there is none of this nonsense about women and children first”.

Johnny Rico said...

Metal detectors at the courthouse have recieved little outcry from the sheaple like public. Watauga County Sheriff Deputies man the detectors, thus taking deputies off the streets.

Does this mean there wasn't enough crime in Watauga County to justify the amount of deputies we had before they were pulled to man the detectors? Or does this mean we have less deputies to react to crime in Watauga County because they are forced to man metal detectors?

One would think that in times of tight budgets and shrinking revenue, Watauga County would find other ways to spend money to keep sheaple safe.

Both liberals and republicans have been strangly silent on the metal detector issue. This is disconcerting in that Constitutional Rights have been taken away in yet another public area. Watauga County residents must love being treated like criminals when they go to pay their taxes, check land records or get a marriage license.

This acceptance of "security" will lead to other proceedures designed to protect criminals from law abiding citizens. Expect detectors to come to malls, grocery stores, movie theatres, ball games and other "public" locations.

I believe Americans actually like being told what to do. We have passed a point that a return to individual responsibility and personal freedom is impossible.

Anonymous said...

What disturbs me most about the metal detectors at the courthouse is that they were ordered to be put there by a judge.

Judges seem to have free rein to do whatever they want with public money. Maybe next one of them will order the county to build a new courthouse!

Reader said...

Sark, I have more faith in people than to believe they'd vote for him again. People like living in nice houses and driving beautiful cars. Taking vacations. They also chose to overspend. Desires took over too many people's lives.

I think it does us good to struggle sometimes. The ones that plan ahead are more fortunate than others. Then the ones who lost their posessions, (wants), blamed everyone else for their losses. My heart aches for the people who've had health problems and troubles through all this crisis, it's been hard on so many. We have learned a valuable lesson, Sark. When November rolls around, I believe and will continue to pray, God will once again allow an honorable man to lead this country. May God strengthen this wonderful nation and the people who love Him.

Sorry for the rambling.

Sarkazein said...

Reader- I want to believe, BUT--- Never in the history of our country has there been a President so childish as to take credit for anything good and put blame on others for anything bad. Unfortunately being childish is the easier path. Many in the country are following that same path. Never in history have we had a President side with people rioting on the streets AGAINST America as Obama has supported OWS as they vandalize, call for the end of capitalism, and attempt to shut down commerce. One would think this President would be shunned by all the public... but he is not. Some will defend his actions as they would defend their own child's actions. His followers will deny his history and defend it all in one breath.
We just might suffer the tyranny of the majority in this next election as people choose a Nanny over the US Constitution.

Johnny Rico said...

I wonder if OWS will protest corporate sponsered gun control? Fox media group has banned any guns or ammunition from being advertised at any of the Ultimate Fighting Championship events they broadcast.

Some UFC fighters, especially Matt "the Terra" Sera adverstise for gun companies. I remember Sera when he entered the ring in Canada to fight Georges St. Pierre wearing shorts sporting an internet gun sales company. The Canadia Press went wild.

Now it seems Fox Media Group intends to ban free speech at UFC events.

My question is whether or not Wall Street Hippie Protestors will protest this abridgement of the Constitution? My bet is they won't as it doesn't equate to free handouts to folks not willing to work to better themselves.

J.W. Williamson, what do you think? With the corporations being evil in America as so many of your kind assume, can we expect a thread on Fox Media Group effort to crush the 2nd Amendment? LOL! Another tough question for you liberal socialist sheep lemming idiots! Asking tough questions like this is what led to censorship over on the Watch. LOL!!

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico


Johnny Rico said...

Here's the link and accompanying article.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry – has learned that FOX Sports Media Group has banned advertisements featuring firearms and ammunition from its coverage of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events.

While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, NSSF has confirmed that “absolutely no firearms, ammo, hunting or knife companies will be permitted as sponsors in any Zuffa-promoted events.”

NSSF is encouraging all gun owners, sportsmen and firearms enthusiasts to contact FOX today and urge them to rescind this anti-gun corporate policy. FOX’s decision to ban advertisements for lawful products owned by more than 80 million Americans is nothing more than corporate gun-control. We expect better from FOX. So should you.

Make sure your voice is heard. Here’s how to contact FOX:

Corporate Headquarters FSN
10201 W. Pico, Bld. 103
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Reader said...

Sark, I'm gonna have faith we will get a good man in office. The damage Obama has caused, will take many moons to repair. I personally think his followers will turn on him this fall. I believe we might be pleasantly surprised.

2 4 T said...

I'm in agreement with Reader except that I don't think that we have any outstanding candidates. We are going to have to go with the best that is available. You don't get a Reagan every time!

Reader said...

I feel we have the same choice of candidates as we did last election. Oh how I wish Cain was still in the he does too.

Sarkazein said...

Reader- I will add this piece of negativity-- there are actually Conservatives out there that will not vote for certain candidates that may win because of a sense of purity. Combine those people with the people seeking a nanny State, then combine the people who haven't a clue but vote anyway, and you have Obama in there for four more years. In that time he will be able to pick another Supreme, maybe two or three. That will mark the end of the 2nd Amendment and a bunch of other rights.

guy faulkes said...

Sark, i will not vote for Romney because:

1. He is no different than Obama. Look at his record. It does not matter to me if the socialist candidates have a R or a D after their name. I will not support them.

2. I will not reward the Republican party for providing me with a terrible candidate. If we continue to do that, all we will continue to get is terrible candidates. If Romney is the best the Republicans can do, then the party needs to die and let a true conservative party take it's place.

3. Negativity, in my estimation, is the practice of voting for a party rather than an individual that you can support.

We have argued this for years now. At this point nobody is going to change their mind. I respect your opinion, Sark, but on this one we are going to have to agree to disagree.

Mike D. said...


Even your buddy George Soros has claimed that there is very little difference between Obama and your guy (Romney). Soros, however, would not be happy with Gingrich, and neither would you. It seems as though the Establishment looks after its people!

Johnny Rico said...

On guaard Rainsford!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (spoken with English accent)

Sarkazein said...

Reader- See?

Sarkazein said...

MikeD- Apparently 'tiz you that hold's Soros opinion in such high esteem. You are writing that if Soros says it it must be true.

Johnny Rico said...

Conservative voters in 2008 rejected McCain as he is a RINO liberal, big- government loving deadbeat politician. McCain beat Romney for the nomination. Fast forward 4 years and the Republitards are running Romney for the Republican nomination. Amazing ignorance! Run the guy who was beat by the guy who was beat by a fringe left liberal.

If a lunatic lemming socialist sheep from Mass. is all the Republitards can come up with, God help us all. I watch this circus unfolding each night, and what amazes me is the ambivalence of Americans towards what's happening around us.

Hussein Obama is now a Christian, Jesus loving foreign policy expert, and the Republitards say and do NOTHING. Where is John Bohner in all this? Since he was elected, he has been a knot on a log. What idiots. Reminds me when Republicans had the Presidency and Congress. They did nothing to increase personal freedoms for Americans. In fact, about all they did was pass the Patriot Act, join Congressman Steele in stripclubs, and feel each other off in restrooms.

No chance of Romeny winning in November. None at all. Tell you what - if Romney wins, I'll wear a two piece to the Wellness Center and sing my favorite song, Dixie, to whoever wants to listen (and watch). Perhaps the whining Dog Tom was right a few weeks back.....

NewGuy said...

Johnny said"
"Tell you what - if Romney wins, I'll wear a two piece to the Wellness Center and sing my favorite song, Dixie, to whoever wants to listen (and watch).

And, that's reason enough to vote ROMNEY! :o)

Reader said...

Sark, I see the frustration in the split party of conservatives. One side wants a true conservative, the other, just conservative enough to beat Obama. I want a true conservative. I don't know if I'll vote for Romney or not. If it's close between him and Obama, I'll vote for him.

Newt is not my first I've said before I don't like the marriage deal with him (or was it Cain I said that?) and shouldn't have said that he couldn't run a nation if he can't hold his family together. That's not true...even King David had many wives, so I was wrong and apologize.

I want someone like Cain...but it looks like we're not going to get that someone.

Anonymous said...

When Obama wins and appoints Hillary and Pelosi to the Supreme court we will see how our second amendment fares!

Sarkazein said...

Reader- Actually, both "sides" of the conservative split want a true Conservative (could use Obama's term HOPE). Then reality kicks in. None of them are true Conservatives. Then it comes down to-- how bad do you want shed of Obama.
If Newt or Santorum can't muster the votes up, they fail.

guy faulkes said...

And if a liberal such as Romney can't muster up the votes from Conservatives, he falls. After all, there is no difference in him and Obama, so this is very likely to happen.

However, this may either educate the Republicans or kill the party. If they are going to run liberals, one or the other needs done badly.

Johnny Rico said...


Quite frankly the Supreme Court Justice thing is almost enough to make me do the unthinkable - vote for Romney. When the balance of the Supreme Court sways towards activist judges who legislate from the bench it helps seal our fate.

Even with that atrocity staring me in the face, I still can't bring myself to vote for someone who brought about state mandated Health Care and some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.

Sark, give us some advice here. How does a far right freedom thinker like myself find reason enough to overcome these glaring socialist traits? I abhor Hussein Obama, but is Romney really going to be much better? The Supreme Court Justice appointments almost bring me to the edge, but not all the way. I am looking for every chance and reason I can find to vote straight Republitard, but I've been burned so badly by the RINOs that my distaste for them very nearly equals that for which I have for Hussein Obama.

How do we bypass this ethical, moral, and idealogical hurdle to defeat the great Messiah? I would really like to see Hussein Obama go down in electoral defeat, but I really believe he will win a race that is the Republitards to lose.

Sarkazein said...

Johnny Rico- If we gain the Senate and have the House, Romney will be pulled to the Right.
If you need some encouragement every now and then, Look at THIS every now and then and think of these two at the top for four more years

Johnny Rico said...

I shudder with contempt at the sight of these socialists. It makes the glass of whole milk I'm drinking now turn rancid. We have 8 months to think about it, but I am very, very displeased with RINO Republitards. You do make a good point though.

Mike D. said...


Sark makes no point at all. He just posts a photo intended to instill fear. The truth is, the biggest difference between Obama and Romney is that Obama's deficit spending will get voted down by Congress. Romney's will get approved.

I'll vote for Gingrich. I'll even vote for Santorum (even though I don't think he has the stage presence to be President). But I definitely will not vote for Robamney. He is the absolute worst kind of Socialist... the kind that can get bills signed.

Mike D. said...

"On guaard Rainsford!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (spoken with English accent)" - Rico

General Zaroff was a Cossack. I doubt he spoke with an English accent. Got a Slavic/Russian accent in your repertoire?

Sarkazein said...

MikeD- One thing for sure is-- that beta male has about a shirt size 9'' neck. "Instill fear" you've got it. And fear there should be. I suggest people start listening to Romney's interviews, since you people have him picked as the sure winner, and listen to the man. And while you are listening, think of Ronald Reagan's past political history. If we have a big majority Republican and conservative Independent Democrat Congress with the hardcore Liberals marginalized... The next 4 years after the election of ANY Republican President will be the most Conservative era since the Fifties.
But, there are all the voters with political egos that must be stroked over the good of the country.

Sarkazein said...

Now- If any one would like to say Romney is also a follower of Sol Alinsky and would purposefully try to collapse our country as President so that he can bring it back through Communism, have at it.

Sarkazein said...

Here you go Sonny Boy, sign right here where Mommy tells you. Yes Mommy, I wuv you.

Johnny Rico said...

Mike D and Sark both make good points. Mike D indicates Romney will have the ability to pass bills through a Republican Congress and these bills might be socialist in nature. This is one of the conundrums associated with voting for Romney.

Sark tops that point by pointing out Romney is not a follower of Saul Alinsky. I do believe Romney would cringe at the thought of Saul Alinsky and his teachings.

Both these points bring us a hair's breadth closer to the eventual truth.

Johnny Rico said...

On guaaaaard Rainsford!!! (still with an English accent).

General Zaroff was an aristocrat of the highest order. With this in mind, he might well have been educated at Oxford or a similar institution thus potentially imparting an English accent upon him.

Rainsford, when anyone says "On guard" it automatically invokes an English Accent. Sort of like the first thought that pops into your head when you see an Oriental at the mall: "I bet they know Karate".

So, dear old chap Rainsford, bloody ON GAUUUUUURRRD!!!!!

Johnny Rico said...

Does anyone find the following article the least bit scary? Especially the part about "domestic operations".

Congress Calls for Accelerated Use of Drones in U.S.
February 3rd, 2012 by Steven Aftergood

A House-Senate conference report this week called on the Administration to accelerate the use of civilian unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or “drones,” in U.S. airspace.

The pending authorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration directs the Secretary of Transporation to develop within nine months “a comprehensive plan to safely accelerate the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system.”

“The plan… shall provide for the safe integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system as soon as practicable, but not later than September 30, 2015.”

The conference bill, which still awaits final passage, also calls for establishment of UAS test ranges in cooperation with NASA and the Department of Defense, expanded use of UAS in the Arctic region, development of guidance for the operation of public unmanned aircraft systems, and new safety research to assess the risk of “catastrophic failure of the unmanned aircraft that would endanger other aircraft in the national airspace system.”

The Department of Defense is pursuing its own domestic UAS activities for training purposes and “domestic operations,” according to a 2007 DoD-FAA memorandum of agreement. (“Army Foresees Expanded Use of Drones in U.S. Airspace,” Secrecy News, January 19, 2012.)

Update: In the recently enacted FY2012 National Defense Authorization Act (section 1097), Congress mandated that “the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall establish a program to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system at six test ranges.” This new test range program is supposed to be established within 180 days.

Johnny Rico