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    REP. GINGRICH: I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don't think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate. I think we need a national conversation to get to a better Medicare system with more choices for seniors. But there are specific things you can do. At the Center for Health Transformation, which I helped found, we published a book called "Stop Paying the Crooks." We thought that was a clear enough, simple enough idea, even for Washington. We--between Medicare and Medicaid, we pay between $70 billion and $120 billion a year to crooks. And IBM has agreed to help solve it, American Express has agreed to help solve it, Visa's agreed to help solve it. You can't get anybody in this town to look at it. That's, that's almost $1 trillion over a decade. So there are things you can do to improve Medicare.

    MR. GREGORY: But not what Paul Ryan is suggesting, which is completely changing Medicare.

    REP. GINGRICH: I, I think that, I think, I think that that is too big a jump. I think what you want to have is a system where people voluntarily migrate to better outcomes, better solutions, better options, not one where you suddenly impose upon the--I don't want to--I'm against Obamacare, which is imposing radical change, and I would be against a conservative imposing radical change.

    I am heartily sorry

    Now the Georgia Republican is worried that opponents might use those words against him or the Republican Party.

    “Any ad which quotes what I said Sunday is a falsehood,” he told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Tuesday.

    For having offended thee

    There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate," said Gingrich during an interview with CBN's David Brody. "What I can tell you is that when I did things that were wrong, I wasn't trapped in situation ethics, I was doing things that were wrong, and yet, I was doing them," he continued, going on to say that he had sought "God's forgiveness. Not God's understanding, but God's forgiveness

    And I detest all my sins

    I made a mistake," Gingrich told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, recounting his apology call to Ryan earlier in the day. “The fact is that I have supported what Ryan’s trying to do on the budget,” he said. “The budget vote is one that I am happy to say I would have voted for

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    Because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of hell

    “I have made mistakes in my life. I’ve had to go to God for forgiveness and to seek reconciliation,” Gingrich said on NBC’s "Meet the Press." “I ask them to look at who I am today, look at the strong marriage that Callista and I have. Look at the close relationship I have with my two daughters and their husbands.”

    “I have a large number of social conservatives who support me because as we’ve talked this through, they’ve reached a different conclusion about what America needs and what I can bring in trying to fill that role as a leader."

    But most of all because

    People ask me when I decided to become Catholic," said Gingrich, who formally converted in 2009. "It would be more accurate to say that I gradually became Catholic and then realized that I should accept the faith that surrounded me."

    They offend thee my Lord

    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said during a Nov. 9 debate that he earned a $300,000 fee to advise Freddie Mac as a “historian” who warned that the mortgage company’s business model was “insane.”

    Former Freddie Mac officials familiar with the consulting work Gingrich was hired to perform for the company in 2006 tell a different story. They say the former House speaker was asked to build bridges to Capitol Hill Republicans and develop an argument on behalf of the company’s public-private structure that would resonate with conservatives seeking to dismantle it.

    Who are all good and deserving of all my love


    Newt Gingrich made between $1.6 million and $1.8 million in consulting fees from two contracts with mortgage company Freddie Mac, according to two people familiar with the arrangement.

    The total amount is significantly larger than the $300,000 payment from Freddie Mac that Gingrich was asked about during a Republican presidential debate on Nov. 9 sponsored by CNBC, and more than was disclosed in the middle of congressional investigations into the housing industry collapse.

    I firmly resolve, with the help of

    1. Newt states that Jefferson wasn't a deist. Ok, some on this blog have made that connection. However, he sure wasn't a Christian either, a simple truth (and Newt claims to be all about truth) that is omitted from his presentation

      2.) Newt tries to connect the quotes on the Jefferson Memorial (many of them disputed by the way) with Jefferson's "Christianity." Just silly.

      3.) Newt points to Jefferson's "Sworn on the altar of God" quote as proof of his piety. However, he forgets that Jefferson swore hostility to the ORGANIZED RELIGION of his day!!!

      4.) The "Jefferson supported missionary work" comment is stupid. It was part of the treaty NEGOTIATED BY THE INDIANS THEMSELVES! Jefferson didn't create this on his own, he was simply honoring the wishes of the Indians in the treaty.

      5.) Newt should be smart enough to realize that the Washington Monument was built roughly 65 years after the death of Washington himself. The "Laus Deo" inscription was NOT the idea of any single founder, but of the archetect.

    Thy Grace

    Candidly, the degree to which the Arab Spring may become an anti-Christian spring, is something which bothers me a great deal…. Christians … are being persecuted under the new system, having their churches burned, having people killed. And I’d be pretty insistent that we are not going to be supportive of a regime which is explicitly hostile to religions other than Islam."

    To sin no more and to

    “We must expect the Soviet system to survive for a very long time. There will be Soviet labor camps and Soviet torture chambers well into our grandchildren’s lives.” Example of New Gingrich’s prophetic grasp of the future.

     “Kill jobs and lead to a recession, force people off of work and onto unemployment and will actually increase the deficit.” Gingrich again waxing prophetic regarding President Clinton’s 1993 budget bill. Gosh, how wrong can a person be?” Newt Gingrich


    “Public Broadcasting is a sandbox for the rich. The NEA and the HEH are simply enclaves of the left using your money to propagandize your children against your values.” Newt Gingrich

    “They still don’t realize that the appropriation is gone, that the game is over. The power of the Speaker is the power of recognition, and I will not recognize any proposal that will appropriate money for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. What they should be doing is planning for the future.” Newt Gingrich

    “In Washington DC 800 babies are left in dumpsters a year.” Newt Gingrich with a very big lie. It was not 800, it was four. But considering his views on abortion and welfare he may just help his lie come true.” Newt Gingrich

    etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

    avoid the near occasion of sin.

    Another major point from Gingrich was the absurdity of money-for-nothing welfare-state programs.  “Nobody should get something for nothing unless they have a very severe disability,” he declared.  “If you’re an able-bodied person, and you’re getting something for nothing, we’re pretty stupid for giving it to you."






    Any ad which quotes what I said Sunday is a falsehood.

    Wow, talk about knowing when you've stepped in it. This guy is claiming that if you're quoting him, you're necessarily lying. Well, I suppose there's some truth to that, even if they lie is by proxy…

    He might as well say, "I never tell the truth, anyone who quotes me is spreading lies".


    It is like he does not understand that for the last half century, there are tapes and other recording tech! ha

    Deconstructing Newt last night on Hardball.

    My transcript of end of the segment:

    Chris Matthews: David, what we're watching here is not someone who changes his mind but we're watching a whirling dervish of dishonesty, he spins and spins and spins depending upon the circumstance and the moment, and grabs what he thinks is higher ground in that moment and he doesn't tell the truth about what he thinks because it's the same person claiming to think two different things in the same moment. How you can believe a word this guy says as he runs for president?

    David Corn: Chris, I think I've been in town almost as long as you have. If you had to name the most situational politician we ever covered, Newt would certainly be on the top of the list. You're right, he's not a flip flopper, he is a gyrater, following him gets you dizzy. The word spin in the dictionary, he should be next to it. Because he never ever stops. I mean, he likes to position himself, or depict himself, as a grand, big thinker of noble grand big thoughts. But if you actually compare one to the next over the years, you see there's no consistency, and inside, it's like hollowness, it's really what's going to give him that edge at the moment, the advantage, that's what he goes for, and it doesn't matter what he said ten seconds earlier.

    Chris Matthews: Joan, last thought.

    Joan Walsh: Well, I think this will really sink him. Because he and Republicans have succeeded in demonizing Freddie Mac and making Freddie Mac into an agent of socialism. So the idea that he took almost two million dollars from Freddie Mac, he's a liar, he's a hypocrite and I think he's done with the Tea Party.

    Chris Matthews: Yeah, join the [...?] that's been attacking Freddie Mac, then get paid to defend them, what a brilliant Washington game. And now he got caught. This is the price of front runnership, Newt.

    Earlier in the segment, Matthews also opines that he's a serial fibber and that
    he's not a human being, he's a gaseous state.

    If he was still married to his first and only wife, I think he'd still have a shot.

    In politics, there's nothing like creating a narrative by sticking a wet finger in the wind to see which way the wind is blowing. It's just that in Newt world, the wind is apparently changing like several times a day.

    I loved that whirling dervish reference.

    Matthews can certainly enrage me at times but he can also send me into thriving gaiety.

    I usually can tell when he is proud of himself, when he actually came up with the words!

    Along those lines, if you want a few good chuckles to brighten your day, watch Barney Frank respond about Gingrich's debate comments that he should be arrested, on the October 12 Hardball:

    Myself, when I see Newt bloviate, I always think of what Charles Dickens or William Hogarth would do with him as a character. I don't know why.

    Interesting. Many Christians on the political Right dislike government because they consider a "nanny" government  to be placing itself above God in caring for man. In a moral society, fellow citizens will care for widows and orphans. The government is viewed as an idol. Government makes it less likely will perform their duty to the poor.

    The same type of interpretation would mean that Catholics are following an idol, the Pope, who has be the method used to transfer earthly prayers to God. Catholics may be just slightly more acceptable than Mormons to the "true" Christian Right. Muslims are just heathens.

    Newt's gyrations will create one problem with the Right. His Catholicism may create another.

    On of the biggest reasons for early immigration into the wilds this country once was seemed to relate to an extreme anti-papal antipathy.

    These incoming Christian sects hated the Pope and would be Popes like Henry VIII.

    And somehow these newday Christian Family hypocrites have managed to smooth over the hatred for the Roman Catholic Church.

    Oh Hagel and Robertson and the Late Jerry Falwell would forget their place from time to time and rail against the Anti-Christ--that is the Pope.

    But all and all the hatred against Catholics has kind of evaporated.

    The "unity" is because of the Catholic stand against abortion. Catholics were stridently anti-abortion from the beginning. Christian Evangelicals became anti-abortion mainly because of the number of abortions performed. Catholics would, in general, have been against the wars in the Middle East and state sponsored executions in the name of justice. Remove abortion and you will find some big divisions.

    On a larger scale, I see the Christian Right tolerating Catholics as they tolerate Jewish people and support Israel, but the interpretation of the Scripture used by the Christian Right is pretty clear on the fate of Jewish people in the Rapture.

    Y'all are too hard on young Newt. Far as I'm concerned, he's the perfect representative of the GOP machine. Plus, he's got a great name. I can't wait to reprint some of my old "Gout Newgrinch and His Contract On America" bumperstickers. GO GOUT GO!!!!

    Go Gout Go!!

    You can say that again!!

    Or, you can say that again!!!


    I kind of feel sorry for Newton.
    I think it is clear from this pic that Mrs. Gingrich must have died years ago!


    Didn't die. Manufactured as robot in secret factory. Composite #8: Equal parts,  Bachmann, Coulter And Hasselback. Instructions: change clothes daily and spray with moisturizer every three hours. Do not submerse in water. Do not subject to heat above 90 degrees F---in fact no F's at all.--not responsible for injuries. Please sign the product liability waiver. No returns.  

    Yeah, I kinda see Bachmann there in her eyes. ha

    From "Stepford Style" on the "Talking with Tami" blog:

    I fell in love with the movie Stepford Wives when I saw the remake....I found some pics of the fashions from the movie online and wanted to share with you some of my favorite scenes and styles. Enjoy!

    Also too, male version:

    How dare you insult Data in that manner!


    Remember when Data found his clone in pieces?

    I think you're referring to Lore in the ST:TNG episode Datalore. There was also B4 in Nemesis.

    I always suspected that Lore was a Republican.



    The following news has got to be as bad for the conservative faithful as far as Newt is concerned as Romneycare is for Romney no?

    Newt Gingrich consulted Freddie until takeover
    By Anna Palmer,, 11/17/11 6:22 PM EST

    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s $30,000-a-month consulting gig with Freddie Mac only ended after the housing meltdown forced the federal government to take over the failing mortgage giant.....

    ....his spokesman R.C. Hammond confirmed to POLITICO Thursday....

    Gingrich’s first contract was run out of Freddie Mac’s government relations department and lasted from mid-1999 to 2002.

    Gingrich’s second contract, which lasted from 2006 until September 2008, put him in the position to offer top officials strategic advice. It was an unusual arrangement because it was handled directly by Senior Vice President of External Relations Hollis McLoughlin’s office. McLoughlin, who is still at Freddie Mac, is a member of Freddie Mac’s management committee and reports directly to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Office Jerry Weiss.

    Gingrich did not register as a federal lobbyist under either of these agreements. The Gingrich Group was paid $30,000 a month for a total of $600,000 for Gingrich’s work during the second contract....

    I haven't fully thought this one out yet, but it also seems to me that this puts a lie to the idea that Freddie Mac's actions are the results of liberal control… (something I know I've heard from my Republican father).

    Okay, okay, I mean he had to keep some green coming in so that he could get enough diamonds to keep his dead wife 'kind of' alive.


    I'm tryin to think about who is the worst liar.

    When I was young, Nixon was a liar.

    But Nixon really did have a greater good in mind as he killed my collegues.

    But Newt has no greater good except for his good. hahahahahaha

    Is Mitt any different?


    Bachmann is a psycho, and Paul has been out of his mind for decades, and Santorum is attempting to institute the laws against carnal knowledge that were extant for two thousand years. hahahahahaha

    House says:


    It is just that some get away with it. hahaahahah

    I lost my  favorite song at the top, so four years later I get to amend:

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