Chris Matthews agrees:

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What “difficult questions” is Maddow referring to? “Is being my personal God a difficult burden to shoulder?”

Many of MSNBC’s hosts are also more liberal than the White House is, particularly on issues like drone warfare, indefinite detention, and relief for the financial sector. And Maddow argues that Obama avoids the network (he hasn’t agreed to an interview since 2008) in part because his people know he’s going to get asked difficult questions.

Obama probably doesn’t go on MSNBC because he got a new pair of mom jeans but doesn’t want them ruined by the epic leg humping that would take place (there’s a reason Chris Matthews has a nightly segment called “Let Me Finish”).

If anything, Obama won’t agree to an MSNBC interview because he might risk getting hit with a question or two about his broken campaign promises (closing Gitmo, no more warrantless wiretaps, etc.), and why submit to that if they’re going to be in the tank for him anyway?

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127 Responses to “Rachel Maddow Brings the Comedy: Obama Avoids Coming on MSNBC Because He Know’s He’ll Be Asked Tough Questions”

  1. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 11:26 am

    Another blustery day. It must be March.

    Which is tougher, Captain Legthrill's questions or a wet noodle?

  2. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 11:40 am

    Matthews' toughness is well known. While moonlighting as a professional wrestler, he held the World International Monumental Planetary belt longer than anybody.

  3. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 12:05 pm

    Gee, bwc, you are just full of the tuff ones ! No MessNBCbs for you ! ;-)

  4. jeffythequick on March 26th, 2013 12:18 pm

    Matthews: What is your name?
    Obama: Barry Soetero… wait… Barack H. Obama
    Matthews: What is your quest?
    Obama: Total destruction of the US Eco…. wait… enemies!
    Matthews: What is your favorite color?
    Obama: Blue… no… red!

    Obama: Ahhhhhhh!

  5. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 12:33 pm

    So Madcow is telegraphing to the WH that it is safe to come on MessNBC for some face time. Sounds to me like someone is hoping to boost their ratings (not that there is much to boost in the first place) out of fear of ending up like Ed "Sgt" Schultz and be moved to a mediocre weekend slot or to GoreJezera.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/03/msnbc

  6. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 12:40 pm

    True, but the W.I.M.P assocaiation is going back and looking over the footage as there has been compalints filed that there may have been some cheating by using the dreaded Saliva Induced Spittle Slung Yank.

  7. Granny55 on March 26th, 2013 12:49 pm

    He doesn't have to go on MSNBCLSD because those butt lickers have been guests of Oblamer at the WH many times.

  8. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 12:50 pm

    Are you implying that the greatest W.I.M.P. of all time is a sissy?

  9. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 12:53 pm

    Speaking of toughness, my all-time favorite movie line was delivered by John Wayne.

    "Liberty Valance is the toughest man south of the Picketwire. That is, next to me."

  10. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 1:00 pm

    Good point, they report what they are told to report so no need to waste perfectly good golf time going on the show.

  11. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 1:01 pm

    They do tend to go hand in hand.

  12. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 1:27 pm

    How to handle tough questions:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRUbwnkEPqc

  13. Joe Redfield on March 26th, 2013 1:42 pm

    This is the funniest thing I've read all week, and considering that Nanny Bloomberg has been spewing one-liners for the whole time that's quite an accomplishment.

  14. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 1:54 pm

    They're taking the spotlight off of Joe Biden for a while.

  15. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 1:56 pm

    Obama should take them out on the golf course with him. They'll let him win.

  16. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 2:18 pm

    OT, but Happy Birthday today to Jon Reep. "Have you got a Hemi in that thang?"
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1813499/

    But the real question is, are you faster than a redneck?

  17. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 2:20 pm

    Can you blame them? Especially after it was discovered that Biden spent $321,665 on Limo Service in Paris. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/bidens-321665

    I have the image of Biden behind the wheel of the Limo stuck in a traffic circle near the Arch De Triomphe, sort of like Chevy Chase in European Vacation near Big Ben. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAgX6qlJEMc

  18. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 2:36 pm

    That `splains it as well as anything. It reminds me of the daily press briefings during Gulf War 1, but without the "live and on-camera" aspect; here`s what we want you to know ….. now report it like this …… !

  19. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 2:42 pm

    Fascinating that it was reported a couple weeks ago, or so, that Biden would be taking the train again, then 2 days ago that he`s losing his weekly 1 hr flights home because of sequestration.

    Are the MSMbs just playing the same story from 2 angles to milk it`s "pain" value / the depth of his willingness to "sacrifice" ?

  20. Marshall_Will on March 26th, 2013 2:49 pm

    But Schultz will stay with the network, hosting a two-hour program on Saturday and Sunday nights, he said.

    It will air right before The Bullet infomercial followed by a test pattern. This is so exasperating. So many within the Dim Media Complex ( Olby's lawsuit blah blah ) are watching their careers evaporate yet Obama somehow managed to get re-elected?

    Wow.

  21. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 2:51 pm

    O/T..Not sure if you all saw this, but Mark Kelly (Gabby Giffords husband) was attempting to buy an AR-15, but the gun store owner has refused to turn it over to Kelly and refunded his money. It appears that Kelly told CNN that he intended to purchase the weapon and turn it into the Tuscon PD just to prove ho w easy it is to buy an AR-15. Of course he has no criminal record and would not throw up any red flags, so not sure what he thought this would prove. The gun store owner refused to turn over the gun due to it not being purchased for Kelly's personal use as stated on question 11a of the background check form.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/2

  22. Marshall_Will on March 26th, 2013 2:53 pm

    BWC,

    Ironically we can't get that measure of passion for the truth behind the blame game for why the economy is still in a funk from Sam Donaldson directed at Obama?

    My how things change…

  23. Marshall_Will on March 26th, 2013 2:59 pm

    Is that show any good? Mrs. W and I got ( and I can't believe this! ) started on Myrtle Manor last night and were promptly and thoroughly, offended! This 'reality' show based on staged scenes in a slice of life SC trailer park portray Southerners in the most negative, unflattering light possible.

    It's a freak show and grossly offensive. Probably the same casting agency that provided the 'redneck' for Bloomies gun-grab ad spot. If this were aimed at any minority the LSM would be in up in arms.

  24. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 3:01 pm

    Im sure that they are, but it is also to make Biden appear more like an "average Joe" (just like his Home Depot apron pic). You know that is what he is hoping to present himself as in order to secure the 2016 Dem Primary.

  25. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 3:08 pm

    Well they expected that dear leader would have their backs if they had his. All I got to say is those suckers got rolled!

  26. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 3:10 pm

    I would not be surprised to find out that the WH press staff has "ghost written" the majority of the stories and interview questions over the past 5 years. The media has become nothing more than actors/actresses reading their lines.

  27. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 3:11 pm

    I saw a few minutes of one episode; that`s all I could stand. An Audi A6 (?) vs a `68ish Camaro raced on a road course.

    While there is truth to the statement, "There is no replacement for cubic displacement", the Camaro is a pig compared to the race-bred Audi !

    They`re both fruit, but the comparison between apples and oranges ends right there !

  28. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 3:13 pm

    It is as Greg Gutfeld said about Jim Carey and his ridiculous music video….their portrait of Middle America and the South is nothing short of modern day bigotry.

  29. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 3:16 pm

    My wife and I were watching the following last night. The main killer and head of the cult asked if these two "follwoers" were former military, and the second in charge said no they are militia members, to which the militia members said we actually prefer to be called "Constitutional Extremists". We just rolled our eyes at that one.

    Other than that it is a great show and that was really the first time in which they threw politics into the mix.

  30. Marshall_Will on March 26th, 2013 3:24 pm

    Naturally Carey is only too happy to fill the role. Given his track record of childish antics and over-the-top portrayals you'd think they'd have better sense than to even have a character like that involved?

    OT but the wife and I are heading down to Redding, CA for an Easter weekend look see. Shasta County voted like 70% Romney and it IS after all the 2nd sunniest city in America. We're looking primarily for a vacation home and prefer steet clear the antics of many Lib-boomer infested sunny destinations.

    Who needs to be surrounded by Progressives when you're supposed to be enjoying yourselves? I'll keep you posted. FWIW

  31. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 3:27 pm

    Remember the Journolist ? It was claimed it was disbanded after news of its existence was released, but look at ALL the nets, incl. FOX, they ALL report the same stories with the same talking points / buzz words with little exception !

    I too believe the WH or someone under the same umbrella writes the political stories and the Journolist decides who will report what and how !

    Rush has frequently done montages of all the talking heads repeating the same buzz words / phrases from all the nets. How else do you explain their lock step reporting if there isn`t someone doing the coordinating ?

  32. Marshall_Will on March 26th, 2013 3:30 pm

    What makes that interesting is conservative just a bloggers probably brought it to the shop owner's attention just WHOM that was!?

    I know there've been a few more than despondent over Doug's situation ( moreso than DOUG himself! ) and really down on themselves and the impact we're having/NOT having but we're the distribution channel that feeds Fox etc. In fact I think it was Breitbart that CAUGHT it to begin with!

  33. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 3:31 pm

    Speaking of "Primaries", I read that Nappy Jan is thinking of throwing her hat in the ring !

  34. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 3:33 pm

    I love the show. I think it's hilarious, particularly the interactions between Jon Reep and Ken Squier in the announcers booth. Ken Squier cracks me up with some of the looks he gives Jon Reep.

    Some of the races prove to be embarassing to the drivers involved, others are real close, very competitive gems. I highly recommend checking the show out.

  35. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 3:34 pm

    But, turning in his "assault weapon" IS a personal issue use for him ! VERY personal !

  36. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 3:36 pm

    Some of those redneck muscle cars are pretty much made for the track themselves. With the right driver behind the wheel, they can kick ass.

  37. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 3:39 pm

    To true. If it wern't the "just-a-bloggers" out there doing the job that the old media refuses to do one can just imagine how much more this administration would have gotten away with by now.

  38. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 3:41 pm

    A lot of that is intentionally overdone for comedic effect. Jon Reep also has a career as a stand-up comedian. One of the drivers scheduled to appear in an upcoming episode said in an interview that they evaluated him not only to see if he could drive a car well at high speed, but also to see if his personality was suited for all the trash talking they do on the show.

  39. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 3:45 pm

    Redding County is beautiful. Nice place to visit, but with the Cali government I would never own a piece of property or have any of my money invested there. I fear that the government (as well as too many of the voters) would find a way to tax me. Heck, when I left Cali back in 1997 I had to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that I no longer lived there to avoid paying the full years worth of taxes on my income. I had to have my job in Oregon write me a sworn statement saying when I started working there at PDX as well as having my former land lord fill out a statement saying that I did in fact not renew my lease. The state was trying to make a claim that I was actually commuting from San Jose to Portland for work as I worked for Alaska Airlines and they had a flight in the morning from SJC to PDX with one returning in the evening; therefore it was conceivable to them that I was commuting.

  40. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 3:47 pm

    That is a scary thought. Though the cat fighting between her and Hillary could provide for some serious entertainment value.

  41. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 3:49 pm

    Great point. This is also one more reason they have tried for years to say that the 1st ammendment freedom of the press does not include bloggers as they are not "real reporters". The journolist only works if they have a monopoly on all information sources.

  42. Granny55 on March 26th, 2013 4:08 pm

    My favorite John Wayne line: "Life is hard. It's harder if you are stupid."

  43. Granny55 on March 26th, 2013 4:11 pm

    Cat fighting? I would think the two of them are more of the "friendly" type. Hillary is Hillary and J-Nap is "Frank".

  44. Granny55 on March 26th, 2013 4:15 pm

    Gawd Marshall – why California? You couldn't pay me enough to purchase property there and contribute to the taxpayer abuse reaped upon property owners!!! I know the weather is great but golly gee to want a vacation property in the land of fruits and nuts……..

    But enjoy your trip!!!!

  45. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 4:15 pm

    O/T..But an interesting idea. Actor/director Jake McClain has taken to twitter to tweet the entire 906 pages of the Obamacare bill in an effort to reach those on social media.
    http://www.ibtimes.com/actor-jake-mcclain-tweetin

  46. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 4:17 pm

    True, but never underestimate the "queen bee syndrome" .

  47. Granny55 on March 26th, 2013 4:18 pm

    Wow – go figure! A liberal lied on his application to obtain a gun!!! Is breaking that rule jail worthy????

  48. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 4:21 pm

    Good question. If the sale had gone through wouldn't the ATF have gone after the store owner for selling to a "straw buyer"? So why not go after Kelly for lying on a federal form (which it does clearly state on the form is punishable under the law).

    Of course Kelly is having other issues right now, it appears that his daughters Bulldog killed a baby sea lion on a California beach, so I am guessing his name has become mud to the left now.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2299347/M

  49. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 4:27 pm

    O/T..It looks like the Supreme Court is going to punt on Prop 8 and dismiss the case meaning that the 9th Circus ruling will stand and leave Prop 8 invalidated. This is due to it looking like they cannot get a mjority on either side of the issue (4-4 vote with Kennedy saying he cannot decide one way or another as it is too early to tell if gay marraige would/would not have ill effects).

  50. Granny55 on March 26th, 2013 4:39 pm

    I saw that – I think we need to ban dogs!!!

  51. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 4:42 pm

    As Dear Leader would say….If banning dogs would save the life of even one innocent sea lion it is worth doing….

  52. Marshall_Will on March 26th, 2013 4:56 pm

    Granny,

    Like swaths of S. Oregon, huge parts of N. CA have been trying their OWN version of seceding for years! They defiantly refer to it as "The State of Jefferson" and we're actually going to attend ( it just so happens ) a Tea Party event while we're down there.

    But GOODNESS yes, shudder the THOUGHT of biz/property ownership there! Along w/ friends on the Base, we're looking at a few comm. properties in S. OR for an income stream but; judging by the "Galt Tax" Cali has just installed, yes, you'd have to be plain NUTS to consider it.
    http://www.jeffersonstate.com/

  53. Marshall_Will on March 26th, 2013 4:57 pm

    I'll have to check it out! That's on Speed Ch. right?

  54. Marshall_Will on March 26th, 2013 5:00 pm

    Lol, wow their dirty laundry keeps piling up!

    No doubt they'd see fit to make only certain 'breeds' were banned though. Preferably those in Red States.

  55. Marshall_Will on March 26th, 2013 5:02 pm

    We'd all be surprised by the sheer number of people all around us that STILL haven't heard of Solyndra!? Which also tells us all their criticism of 'Fox' comes not from *watching* it, but from Lib talking points generators that just didn't want to TOUCH it!

  56. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 5:36 pm

    And the Chihuahua would be givien a 'pathway to citizenship' as well as in state tution for obedience training.

  57. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 5:40 pm

    My brother loves that one.

  58. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 5:46 pm

    Yes. 9:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, with replay at midnight. You'll have to check the local listings for your side of the country.

    I just checked Speed's TV listings and they have 3 hours of it (6 half hour episodes) scheduled for Saturday afternoon this week.

  59. Marshall_Will on March 26th, 2013 5:47 pm

    Wuh…BAM..! Too funny!

    Along with luxury pet abode as his owners claim him for the Earned/Free Income Credit!

    You know, that would be a great schtick to shoot over to Greg Gutfeld. Sounds like something he'd say. Doug for that matter?

  60. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 5:57 pm

    Oh and we mustnt forget the pet food stamps (Doug mentioned) the little pooch would be elegible for. Hey for that matter he would also be elegible for Obamacare seeing as the Dems in the Senate voted down the ammendment that would bar illegals from getting Obamacare.

  61. Marshall_Will on March 26th, 2013 6:09 pm

    Pet food stamps..! Where ARE my manners?

    And people thought Festivus on Seinfeld was a complete comedy FARCE?

  62. jeffythequick on March 26th, 2013 6:10 pm

    Where, exactly, in the Constitution is the "ill effects" clause?

    Next to the good and plenty one?

  63. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 6:18 pm

    If the little pooch doesn't get them, she would start crying about it. (She Wah! Wah!)

  64. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 6:31 pm

    No kidding. It was just like the article yesterday where journolists were talking with Roberts lesbian cousin and she said she believed the Roberts would side with gay marriage as he sees the tides shifting in favor of it (or something along those lines). I wanted to scream right there and then that this is not a freaking popularity contest, it doesn't matter if the tides are shifting or not. They are to uphold the Constitution not decide via popularity.

    Of course this should be a state issue in the first place and not reside on the federal level in any form. I still say the best way to undue the lefts bogus "were not getting the same bennies" is to simplify the tax code to a flat tax. No write offs, no deduction just a flat rate of say 5%. This way no one married, single, straight or gay is getting treated any differently.

  65. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 6:56 pm

    "Modified" for track use, not designed from the paper / computer forward.

  66. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 6:59 pm

    Yeah, don`t even channel surf across it accidentally, remove it / block it, you might get cooties !

  67. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 7:01 pm

    :-)

  68. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 7:09 pm

    Yes; right after the 1st Amendment and before the 2nd, just before the mention of Only muskets for regular citizens ! After the 2nd and before the 3rd, you find the mention of those muskets can be used Only for hunting !

    It takes a very special, extra large magnifying glass to see those "mentions" ! "Ill Effects" may also appear in a margin somewhere, I haven`t found it yet; my glass is smudged ! ;-)

  69. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 7:12 pm

    5%, I like that; it`s the same figure I`ve settled on for the gooberment to be limitted to ! States as well !

  70. Truesoldier__ on March 26th, 2013 7:55 pm

    You also have to check in the footnotes.

  71. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 8:03 pm

    They`re in the Addendum, right ?

  72. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 8:15 pm

    One of the Mustangs was. They said it was designed specifically to counter the reputation Mustangs had for not handling well on a road course. They have also had a 2013 Camaro that seemed to have come with some nice goodies.

    Some of the cars that are available for street use these days make me wonder. They're obviously designed for much higher speeds than can be legally or safely driven on the street.

  73. Granny55 on March 26th, 2013 8:58 pm

    I love the picture Doug and then add in the music that Sean Hannity plays….from his montage of Chris Mathews Oblamer orgasims….. priceless!!!
    http://youtu.be/MP7m5VqQ6f8

  74. Granny55 on March 26th, 2013 9:01 pm

    And I do love it when I see that many comments on Doug's blog!!! We are Power's Strong!!!

  75. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 9:23 pm

    I might add that some of the foreign made hotrods on the show have been modified by the owners to make them faster. It's nothing unusual. Car lovers have been tinkering with their machines ever since they were invented.

  76. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 9:47 pm

    We do get to rolling sometimes. Once in a while we even stay on topic.

    This is my favorite hangout. I enjoy the company here.

  77. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 9:50 pm

    Newer stuff is different than the old iron !

    Are you talkin` about straight from Ford or did it go thru Jack Rousch, Saleen, Steeda or Shelby ?

    Don`t get me wrong, I LOVE American Iron, Muscle cars n Hardly Ablesons, but I realize their limitations. When you spend a weekend of track days and see stuff that is both quick AND fast off the showroom floor, you come away with a whole new perspective on things.

  78. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 9:54 pm

    Me too !

  79. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 10:02 pm

    "Hopelessly Devoted to You" ! Chrissy needs to find himself a bathroom stall !

  80. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 10:14 pm

    I don't know. I just remember the owner and driver saying that about the handling package. Yeah, the limitations of handling have bit the American cars sometimes on the show. There have also been times when the foreign made hotrodders expected their sophisticated handling packages to carry the day for them and found themselves overcome by the sheer horsepower of American muscle.

    Try to set your misgivings aside and give the show another try, just for the humor in it. Let yourself see the interactions between Reep and Squier at least once. The show is at least as much comedy as it is racing.

  81. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 10:35 pm

    I plan too.

    I like being around all that in person so much better so I can ask questions and get to know everybody ! When I lettered a race car, I tried to go that weekend to watch it on the track. It was always nice to see it go fast and always a disappointment to see my work get knocked off and crumpled !

  82. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 11:07 pm

    Like when the phone number of the body shop where we built our race cars got smeared by contact with the wall. It was then pronounced 788Ohhhhhhhhh!!!!

    I loved being part of a race team. Eventually it was time to move on and explore other things to love, but the memories are among my most cherished.

    Speaking of humor, I just watched Iron Man 2 for the first time. The ending of that one had me LMAO!

  83. SignPainterGuy on March 26th, 2013 11:27 pm

    I like the way both IM`s ended with hints at the upcoming edition. The Hulk too ! Wait`ll you see the Avengers !

    DO you have a dvd player ? I can loan you some movies. No sense waiting on `em to come to tv.

  84. backwoodsconsr on March 26th, 2013 11:32 pm

    Yes I do, and I'd be glad to take you up on the offer. Get with by email and we can go into the particulars.

  85. Doug on March 26th, 2013 11:48 pm

    Agreed… I appreciate everybody keeping it interesting, funny and engaging. And at some point soon hopefully I'll actually have time to bring Granny55's vision to video reality. It's an awesome idea!

  86. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 12:06 am

    Comedy GOLD !!

    Thank You, Doug, for not gettin` edgy with our tangential explorations ! ;-)

  87. backwoodsconsr on March 27th, 2013 12:24 am

    Ditto. It's mighty good of Doug to let the conversations flow freely and lead to wherever they will.

    I remember a few years ago, around Christmas, somebody complained to MM because she was getting away from politics and posting recipes and stuff. She replied, "Life is about more than just politics. So is this blog." That answer made me love her that much more.

  88. Marshall_Will on March 27th, 2013 1:12 am

    Her newsletter had her playing Christmas songs on the piano, and she's pretty good! Even though she admitted it was all down on the fly, (1) take.

    Agreed, part of what Obama's 'Revenge' possible is they managed to get us to lose who we were. Or as SPG says; "Running with the panic".

  89. backwoodsconsr on March 27th, 2013 1:18 am

    I downloaded those videos to my computer. The piano has always been my favorite instrument.

  90. Marshall_Will on March 27th, 2013 1:18 am

    Ahem, went to the Oregon DMV and instead of going to the one nearest me I ventured down to Stayton, OR and there was no line, no signs in Russian, Cambodian and of course our unofficial language, Spanish!

    The people were exceedingly polite and I was in and out in under 15 mins. Most of which was getting my eye test and pic. But the funny part was they give you a paper 'temp' then MAIL you the hard card in 7-10 days!

    Wow, walking out the DMV w/ a cr@ppy paper ( non-laminated ) 'license'? I felt like "McLovin' " in Superbad. Then I wondered if the State doesn't use those 7-10 days to scour for bench warrants, back taxes, unpaid biz licenses etc?

    I looked at my old one and it was issued in '05. Evidently in the interim we lost the technology to issue permanent licenses on the spot?

  91. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 2:48 am

    Wow, what a coincidence; I just received my actual license in the mail on Friday, after an 11 day wait and 4 days after my 60th BD.

    Year before last, the state announced that they would have you take whatever testing was required for a new or renewal license, then send the info to the DMV in the state capitol where they`d check to see if you are indeed who you say you are. (no mention of any other checks, but I believe they do look for warrants n stuff) They didn`t mention it at the time, but I did get a paper temp. license good for 20 days.Then, if you are cleared, you`d receive the real thing within 19 days. They gave a ph. # to call if you didn`t get it back in that time.

    I thought that since I had a great driving record and my age they`d exempt me, but nope, even though I aced the eye test and signs, I had to wait. The real one is good for 8 years at $4. / yr.

    Last time, the examiner told me that they wanted people not to smile so that you`d look more like you probably would if stopped, so this time, I was trying to look sorta natural, but he said, smile if you want to. It surprised me and I frowned in confusion just as the light flashed. For the first time since 1970, I look mad ! Dang ! (shaking head)

  92. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 2:58 am

    Oh, btw, our licenses have gone away from laminated paper or plastic to the same plastic as credit cards, complete with two pix, hologram, color coded frame-outline (age, learners permit, conditional license or ID card) and a scannable strip and bar code on the back.

    If it has an RFID chip, it`s well hidden !

  93. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 3:07 am

    A new series on Discovery Ch., "How We Invented the World" featured cars tonight. Walter (?) Benz is credited with inventing the first internal combustion engine powered 3 wheeled car, but he didn`t know how to market it. His Wife believed in it and Him, so she snuck it out of the garage and drove it 65 ish miles to her Sister`s house to prove it was a viable mode of transportation. Along the way, she realized that the block of wood Walter had installed for a wheel brake wasn`t cutting it, so she had a shoe cobbler tack on a strip of leather, thus, she invented the first brake pad while being the first "driver" AND "woman driver" AND sorta car thief at the same time !

  94. Marshall_Will on March 27th, 2013 11:15 am

    Well my my. Here we have (2) states ( on OPPOSITE coasts ) and they're employing the same bs tactics. More note peeking on how best to control subjects/suspects.

    If this country were in a ROMNEY Presidency ( and Dingy Harry out on his EAR ) we could see all this "are [who] you SAY you are.!?" business, but we know that's not the case.

    They're issuing "I.D cards" to illegals left and right and not even bothering to check their residency status, but as you say, even those of us w/ good driving records and nothing to 'see' are forced to wait. Eldest daughter said she was among the first to go thru the new 'system' when she renewed and when they checked her ID for a glass of wine at the restaurant, the waitress LAUGHED at her "McLovin" paper license that looked like she pasted together at the library?

  95. sizemorew on March 27th, 2013 11:43 am

    Tough questions for Obama on MSNBC?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Oh wait. She's serious.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  96. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 12:40 pm

    Wouldn`t ya love to see these "peekers" having to stand in the corner with a dunce cap on their pointy little heads ? The corner of Town Square ?

    If the lic. examiner had allowed your Daughter to keep her old license, it should have been good for ID. Mine did.

    NC has been a "leader" for years in giving drivers licenses to illegals; even the Mexican gov. issues instructions to immigrunts preparing to enter the US telling them to head for NC FIRST, get a DL, THEN go on to wherever they want to go.

    Rs in the NC Leg. proposed putting a PINK frame on the license to show that the licensee was an illegal who had entered the country at a very early age with family, out of their own control, but was making steps on the path to citizenship, etc. WELL, the ACLU, Immigrunt reps, Victim Advocates and others screamed bloody murder, discrimination, embarrassment, shame, stigmatization, you name it, so the Leg. backed off ….. but, not till after some 15,000-ish had already applied for the Pink-Framed licenses. Sounds like only the race hustlers and victims advocates were bothered by it. Reminds me of the anti-Midget Tossers. The midgets themselves thought it fun and profitable ! Ha haa !

  97. Truesoldier__ on March 27th, 2013 12:44 pm

    Part of the reason they mail out the licenses here in WA ST is because they will issue a drivers license to an illegal as you do not have to prove that you are legal just sign off saying that you are. It has become such a big problem with out of state illegals coming here to get a license then heading back to whatever state they came from, that they decided they needed to mail it to the residence that they listed as their residence (usually and address memorized on the way to the DMV) in an attempt to cut back on the "illegal alien license tourism".

    Of course if they just made it so you actually had to prove citizenship to get a license in the first place then you wouldn't have to worry about it, but that makes too much sense. Another note, just remember that the libs really push the motor voter registration deal, so just imagine how many illegals from around the country are registered to vote in WA ST.

  98. Truesoldier__ on March 27th, 2013 12:45 pm

    Just more proof of just how important marriage is for society.

  99. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 12:50 pm

    Indeed and a testament to the advantages of believing in, supporting, helping each other !

  100. backwoodsconsr on March 27th, 2013 12:53 pm

    I was sitting here thinking that she's a woman, a car thief, and a used car salesman all rolled into one. Trouble all the way around!

  101. Truesoldier__ on March 27th, 2013 12:59 pm

    O/T….I wonder if the tax money Lurch gave to the MB helped to fund this operation:

    Islamic hard-liners stormed a mosque in suburban Cairo, turning it into torture chamber for Christians who had been demonstrating against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood in the latest case of violent persecution that experts fear will only get worse.

    Such stories have become increasingly common as tensions between Egypt’s Muslims and Copts mount, but in the latest case, mosque officials corroborated much of the account and even filed a police report. Demonstrators, some of whom were Muslim, say they were taken from the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in suburban Cairo to a nearby mosque on Friday and tortured for hours by hard-line militia members.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/03/26/egyptian-

  102. Truesoldier__ on March 27th, 2013 1:34 pm

    Well, well, welll, Sebilius is finally admitting that Obamacare will raise the cost of health insurance premiums for everyone, but don't worry as the "poor" will get tax payer subsidies to offset the cost (i.e. you and I will get fleeced twice by dear leader).
    http://www.humanevents.com/2013/03/27/hhs-secreta

  103. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 2:36 pm

    My lic. examiner asked the usual health questions (that would impair driving) and also, "Do I need to register to vote ?" Fascinating that even though I have been an NC licensed driver since 1970, proved I was who I said I was at the time of my first lic. with a certified Birth Certificate (and the Driver`s Ed. Cert.) AND have renewed EVERY time at that same office, NOW they won`t accept that I am who I say I am without running the whole thing thru the DMV HQ, BUT they will allow me to register to vote right then and there !?!?

    RE: M_W`s pleasure at finding nice folks at a different DMV office; I have had only one unpleasant-ish experience at this office. A woman examiner asked me to take my glasses off to take the eye exam and signs test (In the same mach.). I told her that I could only focus without them from 3" to 9"; it would be a waste of time. She insisted I do it anyway. I thought to myself, "You won`t take my word for it before I take my glasses off, but you will take my word for it afterward, even though I am the only one seeing, or NOT seeing, what I`m seeing ?!" I think she just wanted to trick me into taking them off so she could see how bloodshot my eyes were. (my eyes have been bloodshot since I began working constantly with paint – that`s my story and I`m stickin` to it !) THEN, she refused to allow me to keep my old license, implying I might use it fraudulently ! WHAT ?

  104. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 2:40 pm

    Strike the "used", it was a new car ! ;-)

    I was amazed that the car made the trip on the gasoline in the tank. Obviously, there were no gas stations. How large was the tank ?

  105. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 2:44 pm

    Yet they cannot admit that it is destroying our nation !? Abolishing the whole thing doesn`t even enter their equation !

  106. Truesoldier__ on March 27th, 2013 3:01 pm

    And yet abolishing it would do far more for the country economically than all the liberal policies of the last decade.

  107. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 3:15 pm

    Good = BAD
    Loss of power and control = BAD
    Loss of access to private, personal info = BAD
    Strong, vibrant economy leads to independence = VERY BAD

  108. Truesoldier__ on March 27th, 2013 3:18 pm

    Sad, but true.

  109. backwoodsconsr on March 27th, 2013 3:22 pm

    It's not just the gas tank. Smokey Yunick said that when the NASCAR rule book first came out he looked at it and wondered what he was supposed to do with it. Then he realized that instead of looking at what it said he should look at what it didn't say. For instance, the rule book said the fuel cell could hold 22 gallons, no more. But that was just the fuel cell; it didn't say anything about the fuel line. "Mine held 6 gallons."

    I just sent off for his memoir. I had to wait till I found a good deal on a used copy. $35 was a good deal. Even the used copies usually sell for close to $100. It should make for some very interesting reading.

    BTW, the car mentioned above had already been driven by the owner. It was used. But kudos to her for inventing brake pads.

  110. Truesoldier__ on March 27th, 2013 4:02 pm

    O/T…More proof that the TSA needs to go away:

    An airport security worker who discovered a container of pepper spray at JFK sprayed five of his colleagues with the chemical as he was 'playing around' with the canister.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2299979/S

  111. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 4:17 pm

    Aah, multi-tasking; I missed that Mr Benz had already driven it. Thanks !

    It was also a woman who instigated the invention or at least the incorporation of the electric starter motor on cars. A woman, a Cadillac big wig`s Wife, injured her arm when the crank handle snapped back on her.

  112. backwoodsconsr on March 27th, 2013 4:24 pm

    I guess that did make her a bit cranky.

  113. Truesoldier__ on March 27th, 2013 6:16 pm

    Just checked in on the DOMA case today and it is beginning to look like the SCOTUS may just vacate all the Federal rulings on DOMA (and perhaps prop 8). In the case of DOMA, they are saying that because the administration refuses to make a good fait defens of the law (which they are obligated to do) that Federal courts cannot make a judgement on the law one way or another and seeing as dear leader has already said he will not defend it they cannot choose to (wink wink) defend it now. In otherwords, if you want it gone then have Congress repeal it (as it should be).

    Their is the possibility that the SCOTUS could do the same with Prop 8 saying that no federal court has the right to involve themselves in the matter of the State Constitution (especially when the State Constituiton is in agreement with a Federal Law…>DOMA).

  114. Truesoldier__ on March 27th, 2013 6:50 pm

    O/T…Talk about funny irony:

    McCain, Schumer Watch as Immigrant Hops Border Fence
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/344096/illeg

  115. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 7:20 pm

    The argument that DOMA does or should cover gay marriage that is legal in one state should be covered in all states makes me wonder if we "One Man / One Woman Definers" should be in favor of eliminating DOMA. It was not originally intended to defend gay marriage, but if it is going to be construed as such, let`s say "Good Bye" to it ! That or strengthen the original intent of it !

  116. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 7:37 pm

    OK, a woman successfully crosses the fence in full view of the Gang of 8 Useless Congress-Critters and probably every LEA in the region, proving the fence and their presence is not enough to secure the border. Is there anything in their history to lead us to believe their reaction would be to do anything to strengthen border security ? Not that I`m aware of !

    Why do I envision an open doorway and an air-conditioned convenience store complete with family-photo booths, food stamp / drivers license bureau, dem. voter registration kiosk and a Greyhound Bus terminal ?

  117. Truesoldier__ on March 27th, 2013 7:42 pm

    This case before the SCOTUS could have another positivie effect that liberals are not seeing. It was brought on by a leasbian couple who was married in Canada. One of them died and left the other her estate. The one who inheriteted the property had to pay a death tax on the inheritence due to their marriage not being recognized. They are claiming that DOMA discriminates against them by not recognizing their long term relationship as it would a traditional marriage and they are being penalized for it. If they throw DOMA out it could very well set a precedent that you cannot discriminate based on relationships when it comes to taxation. That could make the whole death tax (and many others) unconstitutional as they are not applied on an even level of "equal protection" (which is what the case is being argued as by the attorney for the lesbian).

  118. SignPainterGuy on March 27th, 2013 7:59 pm

    The Inheritance / Death Tax is absolutely Legalized Gov. Theft ! It is NOT their property in the first place and taxes have already been paid on it, so just go away already !

    NC has the elimination of the I/DT on their agenda right now and I`m praying they kill it post haste !

    Thanks a ton for your explanation !

  119. Truesoldier__ on March 27th, 2013 8:15 pm

    No problem. I agree with the I/DT being theft and would include property tax in that lot as well. I firmly believe that if the Founding Father's saw all these taxes they would be appalled. One of the things that all was struck me about the Founders was their realization that ownership of private property was essential to freedom. With property tax we have lost that freedom as we now rent the property from our government landlords. If you miss a payment they can and will swoop in and take the property that you supposedly own.

  120. Truesoldier__ on March 27th, 2013 8:56 pm

    Of course you are spot on, but just to prove it look no further than what Jnap had to say about border security first:

    Border security in exchange for immigration reform? Napolitano says no deal.
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/border-security-in-

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