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  • Richard Smit

    You are such a wonderful Person Bristol!! and yes your son is very artsy!

  • Richard Smit

    The Palins are a perfect Family!!

    • Jill

      there is no such thing as a perfect family. I have a pretty wonderful family myself, but even I admit we are far from perfect. What makes you feel the need to paint them as “perfect?”

      • Richard Smit

        Because there is nothing bad about the Palins!

        • Glorifiedlove

          Ok Richard, please stop. No offense to you, but these are nauseating :) Just commenting how much you enjoy these posts is enough.

          • Richard Smit

            how are my comments nauseating ? the Liberal comments on bristols posts are the Ones that are nauseating !!!!

  • Jeff

    Where did his blue eyes go?

    • Jill

      hard to say, since his glasses are so big on him he has to squint his face to make them stay up on his nose. Seriously, get the poor kid some kid-sized frames!

      • Richard Smit

        poor kid? he looks happy to me!

        • Jill

          I don’t mean he’s not happy, I just mean I know what it’s like to wear glasses and when they don’t fit well it’s not comfortable.

          • Glorifiedlove

            When have you seen him (in person or pictures) looking uncomfortable in glasses?

      • Glorifiedlove

        Squint? I think someone named Jill who commented here needs a life, and possibly love. And eyes are different in every picture, depending on many variables. I see you rarely take pictures. Wonder why? You’re so busy being catty and not out making your own memories.

  • otlset

    Hmm, I thought that picture reminded me of someone. Be careful about giving him a B-B gun, he’ll shoot his eye out!

  • David

    Nice birdhouse … hope the birds like it. That’s what I need … birdhouses … the birds don’t seem to like the gourds that I hung up.

  • Kristy Patullo

    And so ridiculously adorable! ♥

  • melory4

    Bristol, your son is adorable!

    (I hope you won’t mind, but I decided to post the following, in order to counter the Obama fear-mongering and provide the low information voters (Jeff them) with some facts and some real issues to think about:

    Default is essentially impossible:

    If the debt ceiling is not raised, it does not mean the government has defaulted, but rather that it must immediately balance its budget — a Herculean task given that the government borrows nearly 40 cents of every dollar it currently spends. But default should not even be on the radar.

    Monthly interest expense on Treasury debt is typically about $25 billion, with larger sums due (about $95 billion in 2012) in both June and December.

    Although revenue inflows are “lumpy,” with larger tax receipts in some months than others, the Treasury should take in roughly $175 billion in October, slightly less in November, and about $250 billion in December based on current trends.

    In other words, the government takes in about seven times as much in revenue as it pays out in interest on the national debt. So how is it that we are discussing default?

    From American Spectator

    • melory4

      The vast majority of principal due on maturing federal debt is rolled into new debt and therefore not impacted by the debt limit. If a large number of holders of maturing U.S. debt demanded cash instead of rolling into new debt, this would be a substantially bigger problem.

      But until and unless that happens, default is essentially impossible. Indeed, even if — per their usual modus operandi — this administration wanted to maximize national pain and political pressure by intentionally defaulting, Section 4 of the 14thAmendment would likely prevent them from taking such a step. (Some on the left argue that the 14th Amendment would allow the president to raise the debt ceiling without congressional action but so far the administration has not wanted to go down that road.)

      • melory4

        The federal government has other important obligations, whether funding the military, paying Social Security and Medicare and veterans’ benefits, along with the myriad other (mostly unconstitutional) functions currently taken on by Leviathan. If the debt ceiling were not raised, there would be real pain for many, but also substantial long-term benefit to the country if it caused a dramatic shrinking of everything from the EPA to food stamps to thousands of destructive regulatory bodies whose primary purpose is to justify their own existence.

        Jack Lew and other Obama henchmen may argue that the Treasury does not have the authority to determine which government bills must be paid first. This is not the case, and such a position would likely lose quickly and decisively in federal court.

        • melory4

          Part of the administration’s consternation is the liberal view that a dollar owed to a bondholder is deserving of no greater priority than a dollar “owed” to a food-stamp recipient. Their view represents both a moral and legal confusion, but one which is highly resistant to logic and law. It also explains why Democrats wave around the shiny object of the false “catastrophe” of default whereas the true catastrophe facing the nation is our national debt.

          The House has passed the Full Faith and Credit Act (H.R. 807), which would require the Treasury “in the event the debt ceiling is reached, to pay principal and interest due on debt held by the public before making any other payments.”

          • melory4

            Harry Reid, in his desire, indeed the Democrats’ political necessity, to keep Americans as afraid as possible, has refused to bring up the measure in the Senate despite its simply making clear, as explained above, what the Constitution, common sense, and good government already require.

            Congressman Jeb Hensarling (T-TX) pointed out on Friday that President Obama also opposes H.R. 807: “Regrettably, the president’s veto threat against this bill only raises the specter of default instead of taking it off the table.” Again, the specter of default is the Democrats’ best lever in the non-ongoing non-negotiations.

            But despite default being a near impossibility regardless of what happens with the government shutdown or the debt limit, Republicans are not adequately pushing back against the Democrats’effective lie.

          • melory4

            As Brian Wesbury puts it, notwithstanding the administration’s horror stories “there will not be a default on U.S. Treasury securities. Not even a temporary or technical default. No matter what happens, there is more than enough money coming from tax receipts to pay interest on the debt.

            Regardless of what the Obama Administration says in public, Treasury would use incoming revenue to pay interest on the federal debt before it made other payments. Saying they would do anything else is just a bluff.”

            http://spectator.org/archives/2013/10/07/debunking-the-democrats-defaul

            Till next time!

          • Jeff

            American Spectator? Hilarious. And the author of this article is??? Wait for it…..on the Koch payroll! Try again Mel. Maybe next time you want to ‘inform’ low-information people like me you should choose an unbiased source.

          • melory4

            It is not my fault that liberal media doesn’t report the facts. If they did I could post liberal sources. I have seen CNN reporting the same thing from Moody’s, though.

            What is hilarious are the Soros people seeing a Koch around every corner!

          • Jeff

            Oh so CNN isn’t part of the “liberal” media? BTW have you seen the latest poll numbers? I”m looking forward to 2014.

          • Jeff

            BTW the author of the article you posted works for a think tank which takes money from the Koch brothers. That is a fact. And if you think I”m a “Soros” person that is laughable. Ah the ego and paranoia of conservatives. I giggle everytime someone accuses me or anyone else here of being on the Obama payroll…or a DNC operative…or a “Soros” guy. Yes it makes perfect sense paying people to comment on a blog ran by a failing reality television “star”.

          • melory4

            Oh, ishy, see my above response to you, it applies here too.

          • melory4

            Oh, learn to read and comprehend Jeffrey!

          • Jeff

            What have i not comprehended smellie?

        • Jeff

          “If the debt ceiling were not raised, there would be real pain for many,
          but also substantial long-term benefit to the country if it caused a
          dramatic shrinking of everything from the EPA to food stamps to
          thousands of destructive regulatory bodies” .

          This is what the 1 percent is interested in. They are not patriots and do not care about the middle class….they will PROFIT from the default and will gain more control in its aftermath. They saw the perfect storm of evangelical hysteria and racism and have used it to their advantage. Congrats Mel you’ve been played.

          • 1MiddleRoader

            IMO, no one will profit from a default or even flirting with one. That is why even business and financial groups that tend to support conservative causes, like the Chamber of Commerce, are lobbying against default.
            And if Americans really want the US to limit spending and reduce debt, they should go about the right way, not this drastic default way– They should support and elect candidates who support a Balanced Budget Amendment.

          • Jeff

            Well I know many who invest in mutual funds that short treasury bonds….some of them are even elected officials (stink eye to eric cantor).

          • melory4

            The only people flirting with a default are Obama and Reid. House has passed a bill to ensure we will never default, Reid refuses to bring bill up in Senate, while Obama has just now, few hours ago, rejected Boehners compromise to raise debt ceiling.

          • melory4

            “They should support and elect candidates who support a Balanced Budget Amendment.” That is what they did in 2010, historic gains for GOP, remember. We are in that fight right now. Dems have not passed a budget in 5 years.

          • melory4

            There will be no default, mind-numbed robot! Obama is using your ignorance to his advantage.

        • 1MiddleRoader

          You know how Sean Hannity likes to say, with such righteous indignation, on almost every show, that the Dems think the GOP wants dirty air, dirty water, and to push Granny off a cliff? Well, there ya go…

          • melory4

            moved

          • melory4

            I see you have nothing to say/choose to ignore the facts regarding default and the debt ceiling as explained by AS and Moody’s.

            Btw, the Dems DID say GOP wants dirty air, dirty water and wants to push Granny over a cliff! :)

          • 1MiddleRoader

            No, just had other things to do… As I said, I’m not an economist, I respect Moody’s opinion. However, as recently as Sept 24, they didn’t think there would be a govt. shutdown either: “While Moody’s expects the government to both avoid a shutdown and increase the debt limit, the rating agency said market participants would view a failure to increase the debt limit as the event with the higher probability of sovereign default.” Comparing this to the 2011 debt limit fight, Moody’s also says, “The budget deficit was considerably larger in 2011 than it is currently, so the magnitude of the necessary spending cuts needed after 17 October is lower now than it was then.” Hmm, not too many on the right mention that. I don’t think anyone knows for absolute sure what will happen if the debt limit is raised, but why find out?

            To your 2nd point, I agree, Dems did say that (or implied it in commercials). My point was there’s some truth to it.

          • melory4

            “My point was there’s some truth to it.” I thought that was what you were trying to say, but I gave you the benefit of the doubt. I did not expect a “middel-roader” to share the opinions of the wacko left.

            So you think there is some truth to it just because we expect a balanced budget and that our country not be spent into oblivion? We can spend like drunken sailors now, but in the long run we will become slaves to our lenders. (Proverbs 22:7: The borrower is slave to the lender.) or we can spend responsibly, make sacrifices and remain free and independent.

          • 1MiddleRoader

            Of course, I did not mean that conservatives really want to throw old people off cliffs. But it is not wacko to say that if the EPA is one of your favorite targets (Rick Perry, for example), and you want to slash Social Security and Medicare, then the results will be dirtier air and water, and harm to old folks. And if you want to talk wacko, just google Obama and anti-American.
            I agree that we need to spend more responsibly and make some sacrifices. We can cut oil and farm subsides, raise SS income cap, phase in later retirement age, consider chained CPI, etc. We should not have shutdown the govt, which is actually costing the US taxpayers money, to do this.

          • otlset

            I would be happy to have the idiotic Supreme Court revisit their boneheaded and politically-driven “CO2 is a pollutant” decision and properly rescind it. That would keep the EPA’s hands out of the counterproductive mischief they’re getting into now in slapping restrictions on industry to ‘control’ an atmospheric trace gas essential for plant life that evidence shows has nothing at all to do with “anthropogenic global warming” — which itself is not even occurring while CO2 levels rise modestly, hurting absolutely nothing while making the world’s plant life happy.

        • LMA

          No more copying and pasting, melory4, please. We can go to your link and read these EXACT words ourselves.

          • melory4

            Low information voters only go to links about Miley Cirus and Palin smear…

    • Jeff

      Our interest rates will rise and we will incur more debt you idiot. Of course teaparty hicks like melory4 don’t really care about the debt.

      • otlset

        Naah, not if spending is reduced. We really must try to live within our means as a nation, as any household must do when their credit limit is maxed out. Did you know in the past two years of this spendthrift administration we’ve spent (with borrowed money natch) twice what we’ve taken in? This overspending has to end, and the time is ripe to come to terms with it, not just kicking the can down the road like the current fiscal illiterates running the country.

  • Jeff

    No one else is disturbed by this child’s color choices? Clearly there are no strong male role models in his life…and we know that this means he will most assuredly turn out to be gay. Please Bristol try and find a real man to marry so this child will grow up with the same equal rights that you enjoy!

    • 1MiddleRoader

      As Sheldon on BIg Bang Theory would say, “Sarcasm?”

    • otlset

      Many government subsidized ‘studies’ have shown that wearing green t-shirts will in most cases NOT make you gay, so he should be okay. But wearing red t-shirts however have been linked to episodes of intermittent gayishness in susceptible individuals.

  • melory4

    Moody’s has same take on default as American Spectator story posted yesterday:

    Here’s Steven Hess of Moody’s in the rating agency’s latest credit outlook:

    “We believe the government would continue to pay interest
    and principal on its debt even in the event that the debt limit is not
    raised, leaving its creditworthiness intact. The debt limit restricts
    government expenditures to the amount of its incoming revenues; it does
    not prohibit the government from servicing its debt. There is no direct
    connection between the debt limit (actually the exhaustion of the
    Treasury’s extraordinary measures to raise funds) and a default.

    Hess notes that interest payments on Treasury bonds and notes are due twice monthly, on the 15th and the last day of every month, so after October 17 the first interest payment is a relatively small $5.9 billion payment due Oct. 31,
    and the next is a larger $30.9 billion payment due November 15. He also
    points out that only debt interest payments are potentially affected, not principal:”


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