User Profile: Ampleforth

Ampleforth

Member Since: September 01, 2010

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  • March 28, 2014 at 4:38pm

    That’s too bad because you’re missing a great sport. I understand why people gave up on baseball after 1994. I gave up on the major leagues, which are the only two leagues responsible for what happened. Minor league baseball played out their seasons and held their playoffs and championship series. Please don’t indict the entire sport.

    Also, what does it prove to punish the current crop of players for the 1994 strike? There are reasons not to watch Major League Baseball, but I want to point out that a lot of the ballplayers in MLB today were either not playing baseball then or playing peewee or Little League baseball. That’s been a generation ago.

    I don’t like that so many of today’s ballplayers are overpaid. People continue to pay the inflated ticket prices, so let’s throw it to the free market — the market shall bear, right? (I hope I used the correct spelling).

    I’ve watched (and played) baseball for over 40 years. Today’s players play hard. They train hard. I dare say that with the current crop of ballplayers and the ballparks in which they play that baseball is entering another Golden Age. I just hope they don’t screw it up and go out on strike again.

    Baseball is such a great sport that it survives the people who are its guardians.

    C’mon back.

  • March 26, 2014 at 3:58pm

    If you really press a liberal about this issue, they believe that immigration — both legal and illegal — is the answer to a lot of our problems, especially the pending bankruptcy of Social Security. Yeah, you feel like your head is going to explode, and you’d like to lace me with a few verbal punches, but I’m just the messenger.

    I had a discussion with an attorney in a rural Kentucky courthouse about Social Security being a Ponzi scheme. Actually, it’s an insult to Thomas Ponzi to use his name to describe it, but the attorney, who is very active in Democrat politics in Kentucky, started outlining to me how hopeful he was that immigration reform would save Social Security. He believes that immigrants will fill manual labor jobs and pay into the system, which will reverse the inverted pyramid that exists in the demographics of this nation’s population.

    I asked him how many of his fellow Democrats thought like he does. He claimed nearly all of them. They do not consider that immigrants — especially illegals — cost this nation in disproportionate ways and that even if the notion that they could save Social Security was true, an overload of them will bankrupt the entire nation.

    It’s mushy thinking. I stood before him gaping in disbelief. How could somebody — a group of people — be so stupid.

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  • August 16, 2013 at 9:09am

    The first time I saw this photograph — not long after it was released by the White House — I wondered why they would release it. Why would they release a photo that makes the POTUS look like the last kid picked in a sandlot football game? I thought it was a devestating image, but that was before I had a better understanding of where the American electorate is with electing a leader.

    I’d like to know the story behind the release of the photo. Obama could not have been pleased with it if he has any kind of clue about true leadership. Awful. I hate to look at it.

    I believe this photo provides some insight on the IRS and NSA scandals.

  • August 3, 2013 at 9:35am

    What would they do do Ellie May Clampett these days?

  • June 7, 2013 at 9:52am

    This is an unfair portrayal of Barack Obama.

    He’d never carry a rifle.

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  • May 15, 2013 at 7:43am

    Repeal the 16th Amendment and disband the IRS. It is a rogue agency and always has been. They are the American equivalent to the KGB.

  • April 29, 2013 at 9:35am

    Yeah, and they’re the ones who forced society to call them “black.”

    I might be able to sympathize with her complaint if the stick figure was brown. These pious liberals all think they’re so smart when, in truth, they are all so very stupid.

  • October 31, 2012 at 8:49am

    Jimmy Hoffa: Hide and Go Seek World Champion.

  • October 27, 2012 at 5:54pm

    An American Khmer Rouge. Pits and fields littered with bones and rotting human bodies usually follow this kind of disturbing stuff.

  • October 15, 2012 at 11:34pm

    I’m glad to see that the Clintons and the Obama administration have reached an agreement on what to do with any leftover campaign cash for 2016.

    Remember, they’re trying to distract from the cover-up, which is the real scandal, and not the stupidity of not supplying enough security for our Libyan ambassador. They’re trying to lure everyone away from the real issue.

    Obama lied to the American people, and he willingly diminished one of our principal rights to cover-up the truth.

  • September 20, 2012 at 4:11pm

    For decades, I’ve listened to liberals and their legal arm, the American Civil Liberties Union, defend the Ku Klux Klan’s right to assemble to free speech. I’ve seen the Kuklos on the steps of courthouses and the streets of the towns and cities of my home state stirring up hatred and provoking violence among whites and blacks. The ACLU has always rushed to their defense to hold these stupid rallies.

    Now, that a terrible movie has inflammed the Middle East at the expense of a leftist president, liberals demand that free speech rights be amended in cases they deem to be dangerous. The ACLU is completely silent.

    This should show blacks exactly where they rank with liberals, the Democrat party, and a vast number of leftist leaders. The Ku Klux Klan can march through the city streets, which black taxpayers helped pay for, and shout hateful things about blacks but no one can do anything to offend Muslims. The Ku Klux Klan can distribute disturbing and hateful and inciteful literature and are afforded protection via the First Amendment. Let a man make a movie disparaging Muhammad, then he’s removed from his home in the middle of the night wrapped up like the Elephant Man.

    I’ve always wondered how many more Grand Wizards of the Kuklos are in the Democrat party now that Sheets Byrd is dead.

  • September 16, 2012 at 9:47am

    So, the Brown Shirts got the Elephant Man. “I am not a criminal. I am a filmmaker.”

  • August 5, 2012 at 12:42pm

    He can’t throw a baseball; why would anyone believe he could actually swing a baseball bat?

    When I first saw this photo I sort of gasped because it is incongruous to see his girly hands around the handle of a ballbat. It comes across as a wimp trying to look tough. Then, when I read that he was on the phone to Prime Minister Erdogan, I was shocked. Sure, it’s not particularly offensive to any rational people, but I knew it was the wrong image to release from that conversation.

    Does the administration believe that this intimidates Turkey, Erdogan, or anyone else in the Muslim world? The photo is actually pathetic. The real measure of Barack Obama’s foreign policy prowess came before he was even sworn into office. In December 2008 he delivered three different statements about Russia invading Georgia (the one in Asia). His first statement all but demanded that the Georgians cease fire in the interest of peace. The next two clarifications were almost as wimpy as the first.

    Putin tested the incoming president and got a pretty good read on Obama six weeks before he was innaugurated.

    Obama is pathetic, and this photo demonstrates just how pathetic he is. He can’t swing a bat, I’m sure. Swinging a bat well is far more difficult than throwing a baseball. My hunch, judging by his foreign policy, is that he’d step out of the batters box on every pitch.

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  • June 29, 2012 at 8:59am

    The best Mitt Romney can do is to appoint John Roberts clones. That’s the best.

    Liberty is lost. Yesterday’s ruling is the U.S.’s Arab Spring.

    It’s time to fertilize the tree, folks.

  • June 26, 2012 at 2:44pm

    Check out the bridesmaid adjusting her rack at the very beginning of the video. Also, it looks like the groom rode the bride down and dunked her to keep from going under himself.

    I’ve been swimming in Michigan, and the only warm water I’ve felt up there came out of a teapot or a water heater. I bet that plunge was breathtaking.

  • June 22, 2012 at 8:56am

    The good thing about Nancy Pelosi is that that lunatic telegraphs Democrat election strategy nearly everytime she opens her mouth during an election cycle. They know Obama is going to get scorched in November; therefore, they have to have some reason he lost other than liberal policies are completely rejected by a majority of Americans. They’re going to try to couch Obama’s landslide defeat in terms of Republicans keeping people from voting.

    Pelosi just handed the Republicans a page from their playbook.

  • June 21, 2012 at 4:54pm

    Right! Little Johnny might discover how a somewhat overweight, former athlete can crush the life out of a soul-less punk.

    If I was in her family, I know what I’d give those punks for their 18th birthdays. Chiclets!

  • June 21, 2012 at 4:51pm

    I take care of my elderly parents. They used to live in another town. Their next door neighbor’s kid started calling my mother a “bitch” every time he saw her. This went on a long time before I found out what was going on. My mother, who was in the beginning of a tragic disease, developed deep paranoia — partly from the disease and partly from the misbehavior of the kid next door. My father was physically unable to redress the problem. When I learned of the kid’s (he was 15 at the time) behavior, I trapped him in his family’s garage. I kicked a couple of buckets and threatened him in no uncertain terms. I scared the crap out of the kid.

    The kid’s father was a loser, but when his granny found out what was going on she wore him out with a belt. Thank God I’m a Southerner. I was worried that I might be charged with terroristic threatening (I was going to leave it in the hands of a jury), but the granny offered to let me take a couple of turns with the belt.

    It was never a problem again.

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  • June 21, 2012 at 4:44pm

    I’m a child of the 1970s. My hindquarters would’ve been on fire for this type of behavior, and I would’ve had to make a public apology to the woman. I can see my Dad standing over me as I cut that woman’s lawn with a pair of dull scissors on a hot summer day after my apology. He’d say, “Every blade, son, every single blade of grass!”

    Heck, I got whipped for making fun of a kid, who lived down the highway, when he rode a mule up to our house. Forsythia makes wicked switches. I think the kid’s family was poor, but, heck, we were, too.

    I’m getting ready to make my kids watch this when I can muster the fortitude to watch all of it.

  • June 21, 2012 at 4:38pm

    Agreed! I’ve always stated that anti-bullying measures — along with zero tolerance policies — play into the hands of the bullies. Kids who follow the rules will follow them. The ones who don’t will not care about the rules and break them anyway. Anti-bullying and ztp’s will result in good kids being dragged down by the bad.

    In my day — the 1970s — a middle school bully would’ve had his way for a few days or maybe a week or two. Finally, the good kids — or just a single good kid — would’ve knocked the living feces out of him, and the problem would’ve been solved.

    A kid bullied me on the bus when I was in elementary school. One day I had enough and rode the bus to his stop, where I proceeded to beat the living daylights out of the punk. I got hurt, too. Later in life, he and I became friends and laughed about our bus-stop fight.

    I had a cousin who stood up to an entire football team for taunting a black student (this was in the rural South, too). He kind of came up short on his defense of the kid, but he opened the eyes of school administrators to the behavior of the team, too. My cousin is an adult, now, and still lives by the principals he lived by in school. He’s very successful. Out of all his successes, I tell people about him taking on a county football team to defend a black kid before I tell them anything else.

    I can only watch a few moments of the video. That poor woman. I’ve thought about her all day. In some ways, I wish I never watched it.

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