Up for Debate: DeMint's announcement

Friday, December 7, 2012 at 12:26am

What do you make of Republican Sen. Jim DeMint's announcement that he'll resign at the end of the year?

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122 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/7/12 at 12:19

How sad.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/7/12 at 12:20

How sad.

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 12:21

Very sad. The royal fetus could be jinxed? Rumors that Kate is carrying the anti-Christ will now spread across the internet....people love this sort of royal crap.

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 12:33

Now that Jim DeMint has taken a powder in the Senate...let's look at who his new paymasters are:

From Wiki:

Funding -

Heritage is primarily funded through donations from private individuals and charitable foundations. Businessman Joseph Coors contributed the first $250,000 to start The Heritage Foundation in 1973.[citation needed] Other significant contributors have included the conservative Olin, Scaife, DeVos and Bradley foundations.

In 2007, Heritage reported an operating revenue of $75.0 million dollars. As of February 2011, Heritage reported 710,000 supporters.[44] Heritage Foundation is also a part of the Koch Foundation Associate Program.[45] (end snippet)

Find out more here:


Here are the details on DeMint's current paymasters:


Oh yeah, DeMint is a dirty bird....a poster boy for political sleaze.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/7/12 at 12:37

Thanks, Loner. That's some interesting stuff.

By: yogiman on 12/7/12 at 12:50

I was going by what I read from Mr. Inhofe of OK, B2. He said he gave it to them in secret. Was he lying? I doubt he would lie any more than your man Barry.

By: bfra on 12/7/12 at 12:51

Loner - According to the media, I thought that was the second woman that had ever been pregnant, Diane being the first. LOL

I agree, I have seen enough about that & we have 8 1/2 mos. to go. I just watched a clip about a new baby elephant & panda. Much more interesting!

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 12:51

Oddly, US Senator Jim DeMint was one of the lowest paid Israel lobby cash recipients...just $24,270 in this past election cycle....DeMint is a big fan of the Jewish State concept, so this is surprising. But explainable.

DeMint became ensnared in an antisemitic SNAFU a few years back.

Here's a snippet from a Huffpost article written at the time:

Two South Carolina County Republican Party chairmen stepped up to rebut criticism of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) in a newspaper editorial Sunday. But their defense of the senator might be overshadowed by their use of an anti-Semitic stereotype to praise him.

After a Democratic state senator wrote in The State that DeMint didn't bring enough money back home, Bamberg County GOP Chairman Edwin Merwin and Orangeburg County GOP Chairman James Ulmer responded that he was just looking after the nation's pennies -- like a Jew would. (end snippet)


Although DeMint did not make that asinine comment, nevertheless it stained him, as far as the Jews are concerned.

The Heritage Foundation is an Armageddon Expediting operation....their choice for their head honcho does not seem to be in line with what the Israelis would like to see at the helm of Heritage.....maybe DeMint wants to make amends with the Israelis and their US agents....we shall see.

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 12:58

One wonders...what will they do with the royal afterbirth? That bit of spent tissue will get a royal funeral? They won't throw that into the dumpster....that's for sure.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/7/12 at 1:01

yogi are you richer than Rasputin?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/7/12 at 1:08

Nemo, did you bring troll food today? :-)

By: Captain Nemo on 12/7/12 at 1:09

That is interesting about DeMint, Loner. I hope that the GOP is cleaning up the Party.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/7/12 at 1:14

I did not Blanket. I am just throwing back the stuff they eat over and over. LOL

Not much activity from them today. Do you think DeMint has scared them??

By: Captain Nemo on 12/7/12 at 1:16

I hope Raspy remember to take passport with on his bus trip to Europe?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/7/12 at 1:20

I got to get back to work. I check in later if possible.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/7/12 at 1:22

Later, Nemo.

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 1:37

Captain: Cleaning up the Grand Old Party, at this point in time, would require Federal Environmental Clean-Up Super Fund assistance. The amount & toxicity of the GOP's base is too much for conventional methods of decontamination. Disposal of the worn-out and obsolete political machine may be extremely problematic....it's not easy to recycle toxic waste....this could take time.

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 1:39

Later, Nemo....have a great weekend.

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 1:45

The deadly pranksters who duped the nurse are now both unemployed....and despised by millions:


Free speech is not free of consequences.

By: slacker on 12/7/12 at 1:59

Well you mix DeMint with Depepper.. and youse gets DePepperMint twist.

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 2:01

We should not let this date go by without mentioning the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

Or should we forget about it?

We will never forget 9-11-01....too many monuments out there for that to happen....but 12/7/41 is slipping into oblivion....maybe that's not a bad thing....the Japanese are now are allies and trading partners.

The USA "got even" for Pearl Harbor with the nuking of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Shameful acts were committed by both sides....hopefully, both sides learned from the tragedy.

By: bfra on 12/7/12 at 2:12

slacker drops in with a Great oneliner:-)

You go slacker!

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 2:16

LOL, Slack.

Have you heard about the DeMint Julep?

3 oz. Southern Discomfort
3 or 4 sprigs of Southern mint
1 used tea-bag
Granulated Kosher sugar to taste

Put the mint, Kosher sugar and tea-bag contents in a mixing glass....muddle and bloviate....let stand a bit, to let the ingredients release their political flavors...strain and pour into an ice-filled Julep cup...garnish with a lightly slapped DeMint campaign button or facsimile.

Charge an exorbitant price for the cheap drink.

By: slacker on 12/7/12 at 2:24

Loner, I didn't think about that.. didn't hear it mentioned on the early news.
I guess the date is slipping away.. as the old timers pass alone, it was a horrible war indeed.

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 2:25

For you, Slack:


Check out the high-water trousers on those suits...you hear a great baritone sax as the bass part on that tune...the sax part is almost elemental...a true classic.

By: slacker on 12/7/12 at 2:35

I think Truman dropping the bombs was wise, considering the enormous loss of life, on both sides, that would have occurred with an invasion.
It also demonstrated how horrible the new weapons were, perhaps curtailing future use such as in the Cuban incident. But we know sooner or later a rogue state will set off one in this country... and then it hits the fan.

By: bfra on 12/7/12 at 2:39

Great video Loner!

slacker - Bet you have danced that one at the Starlite, back when. I know I have.

By: slacker on 12/7/12 at 2:44

bfra, do you remember a joint called ''The Sack'' located on Gallatin Rd.?
Charlie McCoy and the Escorts played there back in the day.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/7/12 at 2:44

I'll have a DeMint Julep with a side of sarcasm, please.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/7/12 at 2:45

Make that shaken, not stirred.

By: bfra on 12/7/12 at 2:48

Slacker - Doesn't sound familiar. Know about The Shack but don't remember them having bands just great seafood.

By: slacker on 12/7/12 at 2:49

Loner, I remember those skinny ties well. Those pants did need to have a party, and drop down and meet the shoes.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/7/12 at 3:08

I wonder why we didn't get a Mike Burch article today?

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 3:20

Truman dropped the bomb to send Stalin a message....he should have just tried dialing him up...or sent a Western Union telegram.

The Japanese were on the ropes...no longer a threat to anyone but themselves...IMO, Truman should have let them commit national Hari-Kari....the blood would then have been on their own hands...the Emperor Hirohito should have been tried as a war criminal...for some reason we let him off the hook.

The war's over...let's give it a rest....I ride a Suzuki Savage....they build a great motorcycle and I drive a Honda Civic...they build great cars too....if we ever went to war again, they might kick our ass this time around.

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 3:33

Ben Dover scared Mike off?

Just kidding.

I was a sophomore in HS when the Peppermint Twist was a hit....lots of saxophone-heavy rock tunes back then...the bari was used for the bass part in many of those early tunes....the bari was used in a lot of Motown music too....the tenor sax, however, is the sound most associated with the instrument, especially in rock & roll.

I like all the sax family members...from contra-bass to the sopranino...but the B flat tenor is my favorite.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/7/12 at 3:36

I played tenor sax in high school band. I'm sad to report that I was not a very good musician. LOL

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 3:36

Listen to the bawling tenor sax on this classic....the Stroll:


That's the sound that I craved back then....I still dig it.

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 3:39

Here is my favorite Christmas tune.....Boots Randolph on the tenor, in this Brenda Lee classic.....perfect!


By: slacker on 12/7/12 at 3:41

Loner, I respectfully disagree. When you have a weapon to end a war you use it. Japan wouldn't have just rolled over, they would have continued to resist. It took two bombs to get them too surrender. Grant didn't have to ok Sherman's scorched-earth march to the sea, the south was beaten, but still resisting, so he did it.. to make the south sick of war.
''War is hell''.. so said Sherman.

By: bfra on 12/7/12 at 3:45

Loner - You are bringing back some great memories. Danced the stroll more times than I could ever count. Boots Randolph was great on everything he had part in.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/7/12 at 3:45

What ever became of his club that was in Printer's Alley?

By: bfra on 12/7/12 at 3:48

Blanket - As far as I know, it was like many clubs that opened in Printer's Alley, it just eventually closed.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/7/12 at 3:51

I haven't been to Printer's Alley in at least a decade. I remember when Skulls was open and the owner was murdered. :-(

By: Mike Burch on 12/7/12 at 3:51

Perhaps as his name suggests, DeMint succeeded in his Republican goal of de-minting the US and turning all its wealth over to the 1%.

Now as Loner mentioned, DeMint can follow his true calling as a theocrat and use the Bible to start holy was in the Middle East to "protect'" Israel's system of apartheid and ethnic cleansing, while denying gays and non-Christians equal rights, since his God is an intolerant bigot.

And he can convince gullible Christians that there is no need to worry about global warming, because once God has been appeased by the actions above, the weather will magically improve!

According to the Religious Right, all they have to do to earn God's favor is practice bigotry, defend Israel's racist, fascist government, and send women's reproductive rights back to the Stone Age. Then God will finally wave his magic wand ...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/7/12 at 3:52

Mike, glad you popped in!

By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 3:52

This is rare footage: Boots Randolph, Floyd Cramer, Roy Clark....live...in 1987....the video is a bit grainy and all, but it's great, IMO....when Boots gets the signal to wail on it, he does....those virtuoso musicians were having fun....RIP Boots Randolph....nah, let it rip in Heaven!


By: Loner on 12/7/12 at 3:59

I hear you, Slack....there's always at least two sides to every story...same goes for Truman's Twin Decisions to Nuke Japanese cities....it's history...but history will forever record the first use of nukes on cities as being an American act of war against two defenseless cities, very late in the war.

By: bfra on 12/7/12 at 4:06

Loner - That 1987 footage was just Great!

By: bfra on 12/7/12 at 4:12

Yakety Sax is still my favorite.

By: bfra on 12/7/12 at 4:14

How are Bush & Chaney any different than Hirohito except for which Country they bombed?