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Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Choice Between the Democrats and the Republicans





191 comments:

  1. 43% of Americans believe GOD helps Tim Tebow win football games.

    It's hard for sanity to prevail against odds like that.

    However, Ron Paul is giving it a hell of a run for the money.

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  2. God really doesn't help anyone.

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  3. People like to think he does but their wrong.

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  4. The point is, if that many people are ignorant enough to believe God helps Tebow win games, how many believe that God wants us to "help Israel" by invading Iran?

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  5. The point is, if that many people are ignorant enough to believe God helps Tebow win games, then God would have helped me to get home tonight.

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  6. The point is, God evidently wanted you right where you were. And, you went and messed it all up.

    You'll probably pay for that.

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  7. No, I didn't pay for anything I got someone to drive me home.

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  8. It's 3:30, I must go to sleep or God will punish me in the morning.


    Peace out

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  9. Gary Johnson

    The "Real" alternative to Hope, Change and Vulture Capitalists.

    While in college, Johnson earned money as a door-to-door handyman. His success in that arena encouraged him to start his own business, Big J Enterprises, in 1976. When he started the business, which focused on mechanical contracting, Johnson was its only employee. His major break with the firm was receiving a large contract from Intel's expansion in Rio Rancho, which increased Big J's revenue to $38 million.

    Over-stretched by his success, Johnson enrolled in a time management course at night school, which made him heavily goal-driven. He eventually grew Big J into a multi-million dollar corporation with over 1,000 employees. By the time he sold the company in 1999, it was one of New Mexico's leading construction companies.
    ...
    As governor, Johnson followed a strict small government approach. According to former New Mexico Republican National Committee member Mickey D. Barnett, "Any time someone approached him about legislation for some purpose, his first response always was to ask if government should be involved in that to begin with."[29] He vetoed 200 of 424 bills in his first six months in office – a national record of 48% of all legislation – and used the line-item veto on most remaining bills.



    Little wonder the GOP froze him out of their process.

    Now he's running as the Librarian, get on the bus!

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  10. He's almost as rich as Romney, difference is, he started his company, from scratch, built it, sold it, moved on to politics.

    Romney intertwined the two, gaming private profits and public subsidies.

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  11. Nevertheless, you'd be a damned fool not to bet on Tebow today.

    Nice image, deuce.

    But those supreme court picks......

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  12. As tosh.2 mentioned, just yesterday, government subsidies can steal business from other jurisdictions, provide local employment and the like.

    Which seems the common thread, but with which Mr Romney disagrees.

    He has said that government does not create jobs. He is correct, government just adds to his cache of private wealth, at public expense.

    "Fundamentally, what happens in America that creates jobs is not government. It has its role. But by and large, it gets in the way of creating jobs," Romney said in Saturday's debate.
    ...
    Here's the rub: the Los Angeles Times reports that one of the biggest success stories Romney cites from his Bain Capital days relied heavily on taxpayer help.

    Steel Dynamics, Inc. (SDI), an Indiana company, received a combined $37 million in state and county subsidies and grants in 1994 for a $385-million plant project. DeKalb County also levied a new income tax to finance infrastructure improvements to benefit the steel mill.
    ...
    SDI is now the nation’s fifth largest producer of carbon steel products with 2010 revenues of $6.3 billion on steel shipments of 5.3 million tons. It employs about 6,100 and operates five electric-furnace mini mills.
    ...
    But the next time Romney insists that government is an impediment to business growth, we'll remember how Steel Dynamics undercuts his free market pitch and his claim ...


    Government helped to create Mr Romney's personal wealth at public expense. No doubt of that.

    His greatest private success proves the point, he'd not have got 'er done, without public, government subsidy.

    Lies of omission and purposeful misdirection, on Mr Romney's part...

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  13. Another David Souter, boobie?

    That was the appointment that Mr Romney's personal hero, George HW Bush made.

    Worse selection by a Republican, post WWII 20th century, that sits on the 21st century Court.

    Mr Romney promises to deliver more of the same.

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  14. Do they play in Denver or New England?

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  15. That "God" or whatever somehow "runs the show" through destiny, fate or the old Germanic 'wyrd' is argued by THIS DUDE


    IN THIS BOOK


    It will give something for Reverend Rufus and PostModern Melody something 'to chew on.'

    heh

    :

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  16. At New England.

    HERE IS THE BRONCOS WEBSITE

    Many think God has it in mind for the Broncos to lose, and, more importantly, the brokers in Vegas seem to think so too.

    Though I'd still vote on Tebow and that little extra divine fourth quarter 'afterburner' myself.

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  17. There are 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Each has statistically 1.8 planets. In addition, there are 100’s of billions of additional galaxies. billions of planets could have some forms of life on them.

    There is a god who built it all and constantly worries about a short-lived species of a rapacious ape on one of those planets. Entire galaxies with hundreds of billions of solar systems are being sucked into black holes as I type, but God is distracted with his game plan.

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  18. I enjoy watching him play.
    He certainly rallied his team, turning a loser into a winner.

    Doubt they beat New England, in New England, though.

    The coach in San Francisco did much the same thing, but I do think the 49ers will beat the Saints.

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  19. When the Saints go marching, outside their Dome, they tend to half-step.

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  20. Human hubris, Deuce, to think the Creator picks the winners and losers, amongst us.

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  21. Against all mere doubters, I stoutly maintain, that, the pass of Tebow in the first play in overtime, had GOD written all over it.

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  22. That looked more like the result of hours on the practice field, rather than Divine Intervention.

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  23. There are 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Each has statistically 1.8 planets. In addition, there are 100’s of billions of additional galaxies. billions of planets could have some forms of life on them.

    There is a god who built it all and constantly worries about a short-lived species of a rapacious ape on one of those planets. Entire galaxies with hundreds of billions of solar systems are being sucked into black holes as I type, but God is distracted with his game plan.


    Mere junior high school reasoning.

    The Hindus would tell you, so what, we've known all that for eons, so what, what's the point you are making?

    Great momma likes her play.

    But, there is liberation for two or five in each generation.

    When Alexander was leaving India, naked Lucky had himself burned to death on a funeral pyre, to say goodbye.

    They don't seem to look at things in the way that, say, Reverend Rufus does.

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  24. La Times Twisted Logic:
    Romney's "hypocrisy" "undercuts" his statement that government generally impedes business.

    Anyone that thinks his statement is untrue is a moron, or is simply so ignorant that they have never heard of atrocities like the EPA and other federal agencies, state, county and city impediments to doing business, etc etc.

    Not a big Paul fan, but I seriously doubt he would contend that Romney's statement is untrue.

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  25. Entire galaxies with hundreds of billions of solar systems are being sucked into black holes as I type


    Putting on allen's pedant hat, I think this is wrong. But not certain. There seems to be a big black at the center of most galaxies, there is in ours, and I've read, there are little ones floating about, here and there, but I'm not sure there are black holes that gulp entire galaxies. That would be a big Twinkie as was said inn Ghostbusters.

    Having relieved myself in our outhouse, it's back to bed.

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  26. ...mere high school reasoning as opposed to God fretting over a quarterback winning a football game. He should have been focused on one of his ships.

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  27. Not being an expert but that ship seems to have a deck or two too many, liked a ten layered cake.

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  28. It is not whether or not Dr Paul believes, doug, it is the reality that Mr Romney has been a direct beneficiary of government subsidies, and discounts the importance of them, in his own success.

    His statements directly illustrate his lack of an ideological "center".

    Romney is a "Crony Capitalist" of the worse sort. He denies the positive impact that the government has had, on his own enterprises.

    Denying that reality for the rest of US, while standing at the payout window, himself.

    Mr Romney only has his time as a liberal governor in Massachusetts and his outsourcing experiences at Bain to hang his hat on. Then he lies about both experiences, to the public, if not himself.

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  29. Commenters here, by studiously following the MSM "reality" tirelessly and boringly contend that there is no difference between Dems and Pubs.

    ...as tho there is no difference between what Scott Walker has already accomplished in Wisconsin vs the Democrat Machine that is rapidly driving Illinois to financial ruin.

    ...and there are several other outstanding GOP Governors quietly doing outstanding jobs.

    Never mentioned here, or in the MSM.
    Sad.

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  30. When I heard it had run aground in port, I thought it was stuck in sand. The ship's architect must be having a distressing day.

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  31. Take Bob Dole, then mix in an equal amount of JFKerry and you get a Mitt Romney.

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  32. God seems to have been very active, there. Only three died, due to God's intervention. With a shit ship like that, that looks like a high rise, you'd think the entire crew and passenger list would be at the bottom of sea, and Ariel would be singing:

    Full fathom five[1] thy father lies;
    Of his bones are coral made;
    Those are pearls that were his eyes;
    Nothing of him that doth fade,
    But doth suffer a sea-change
    Into something rich and strange.
    Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
    Ding-dong.
    Hark! now I hear them — Ding-dong, bell.


    And wherein is the ultimate loss in this?

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  33. There was one hell of a difference between George Bush and Barack Obama. I can hardly wait until the next serving.

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  34. Whatever you do in life, never, ever, buy anything but a Ford or a Chevy and choosing between those two, always go for a Ford.

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  35. "Lies of omission and purposeful misdirection, on Mr Romney's part..."

    I doubt, if asked, that Romney would deny he indirectly benefitted from those subsidies.

    That his ads don't meet your or the LA Times expectations, less than damning, imo.

    To claim he is a crony capitalist of the worst sort is nonsense.

    The Gibberish spouting Governor of Texas had no qualms about accepting 7 million dollars from other firms with Bain's business model.

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  36. That old Studebaker ain't lookin too bad to me.

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  37. I certainly tell the tale of Gary Johnson's success as a GOP governor in New Mexico, doug.

    So successful a history of "Small Government" accomplishment that the GOP elites froze him out of the debates.

    The GOP Governor, here in AZ, has been a disaster of the first order.
    To the point that even "Maverick" McCain thinks that AZ could be "in play" this cycle.

    Focusing upon expanding cultural and political divisions, rather than economic growth.

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  38. There is a Hell of a difference between Obama's "Justice" Dept and any Republican administration in recent history.
    While GWB was no jewel, he was certainly quite different than Obama in a multitude of ways.
    ...as Romney would be, removing some of the multitudes of impediments to business investment and growth.

    If the Pubs manage to repeal Obamacare, the country will be spared a true self-inflicted disaster of monumental import.

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  39. Well doug, let us go to Andrew Breibart as a source.

    Saturday, at the GOP debate, Romney claimed that his company and those Bain & Co. invested in had helped create 100,000 net new jobs.

    That figure was contradicted by a figure of 10,000 jobs Romney had previously given in his 1994 attempt at unseating Ted Kennedy.

    In June 1994, Romney ran the following ad.

    “Mitt Romney has spent his life building more than 20 businesses and helping to create more than 10,000 jobs,” says a narrator. “So when it comes to creating jobs, he’s not just talk. He’s done it. . . . Doesn’t it make sense for us to have a senator with real-world experience?”
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    Now, in 2012, he and his surrogates are claiming that he created 100,000 net jobs.

    So when did that happen?

    Romney retired from Bain in 1999, so it’s plausible that it happened in between 1994 and 1999, though it is unlikely. More likely, Romney just counted all of the jobs created by companies that Bain had been associated with.


    While not factoring in any of the job losses that were "part and parcel" of his business practices.

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  40. Alito and Roberts vs Obama's two losers?

    No contest.

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  41. " Saturday, at the GOP debate, Romney claimed that his company and those Bain & Co. invested in had helped create 100,000 net new jobs.

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    More likely, Romney just counted all of the jobs created by companies that Bain had been associated with
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    Yup, that's what he said.

    I would guess when you're in the business of investing in firms on the verge of bankruptcy, quite a few jobs would be lost.
    ...even for a firm as successful as Bain.

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  42. I’ll give you that. Ever since I can remember, the US Justice Department has been involved with one scandal or controversy after another. Think Alberto Gonzales, John Mitchell but none was as bad as the department under Eric Holder.

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  43. Ask those that worked for Mitt, in past political campaigns:


    Bruce Keough. The New Hampshire Republican who oversaw Romney's 2008 campaign in the Granite State says he's no longer sure what Romney stands for.
    ... Keough, a businessman, says he declined an offer join Romney's 2012 effort ...

    A former gubernatorial candidate in New Hampshire, Keough says Romney's wishy-washy political identity and inability to stake out firm, consistent positions as a candidate were the reasons for his decision to cut ties with Romney.

    "He struggled with that in the last campaign,"
    Keough explains,
    "and to some extent I think he's still struggling with it."

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  44. Souter and Kennedy are the models, for Mr Romney.

    He claims George HW Bush to be his "role model", that is David Souter, not Mr Roberts.

    Let's compare apples to apples.

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  45. The answer to Justice Department corruption is to limit their power, which is the core of the challenge, not the lackey in charge.

    Power corrupts.
    Absolute power, corrupts, absolutely.

    Vote for Gary Johnson, doug.

    Obama is going to carry Hawaii, regardless.

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  46. Barack Obama was created by the Republicans from the moment the pervert, Jack Ryan dropped out of the US Senate race, replaced by the mental patient Alan Keyes and eight years of calamitous rule under “W”.

    Anyone would be better than Obama, but the big problem is the two party system. Neither Bush or Obama should ever have been president, but the Democrats chose Obama and my guy, John McCain was chosen for me by the Republican party.

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  47. Mel: God really doesn't help anyone

    I beg to differ, girl. He helped me stomp my breast cancer flat, so to speak.

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  48. How did Bain Capital garner that success, doug?

    What were the social costs of their private profit?

    That is the key question.

    It goes directly to the character of the principles.

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  49. Obama’s luck:

    Illinois Republican Jack Ryan was accused by his former wife,actress Jeri Ryan, of pressuring her to have sex at swinger's clubs in New York, Paris, and New Orleans while other patrons watched. Ryan, a former Goldman Sachs executive, confirmed the trips with his wife, but he described them simply as "romantic getaways,"

    Ryan was replaced by Alan Keyes. Here is what Keyes recently wrote anout the two-party system of Democrats and Republicans:

    We can do better than what the self-serving, elitist faction's sham parties are willing to do for us. They offer us "leaders" pre-screened for cooperating with their elitist goals. We want what we are supposed to have in America: representatives, willing to serve the goals and aspirations of people who know better than to trust merely in human leaders, not when their own hearts are led by one who puts all trust in God.

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  50. Yeah, me an' the Hindus look at things a bit different. They worship snakes, and I kill snakes. And, burning myself to death to say goodbye never occurred to me.

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  51. The Romney campaign has said that Bain helped create 100,000 jobs while Romney was at its helm. That is clearly a gross underestimate. Today, Staples alone employs 90,000 people and has 2,000 stores. Over the years, that means more than a million people have had jobs because of Staples alone.

    Bain Capital went on to help launch or acquire more than 100 companies, including Domino’s Pizza, Sealy, Brookstone, The Sports Authority, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Toys "R" Us.

    Bain also looked for troubled companies that had good potential if the strategy were changed and management was improved.

    In a handful of cases, Bain bet wrong, and the companies had to declare bankruptcy. But because of Staples and other successful investments, Bain Capital now manages $66 billion in assets.

    As noted in my story " Media
    Ignore Romney’s Success at Creating Jobs
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    the press has focused on the failures — even looking at companies’ prospects years after Bain sold its interest — and ignored the successes.

    At the same time, says Dave Keene, former chairman of the American Conservative Union, “We see Republican candidates turning into quasi-Marxists by attacking Romney’s free-enterprise approach.” He calls that “outrageous.”

    Staples Was 'Microcosm' of Romney Approach

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  52. Keyes is a nutjob. We must be led by "mere" humans, because that's all we have.

    As for Bain Capital, it sounds to me like they did a lot of good. They organized a lot of folks to invest (some, through their local gov. organizations,) and they ended up building some good companies, that provided a lot of good jobs, and needed products, at competitive prices.

    It's as crazy to demonize all government involvement as it is to lionize the same.

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  53. Business bad, government good.
    So says the left, Gingrich, and the EB "brain"trust.

    I disagree.

    Rufus has yet to explain how a centralized system based on 3,000 pages of regulations authored by power hungry corruptocrats will work for a country of 300 million, but you morons would rather argue that no differences exist between Obama and Bush.

    (which was my pineapple to pineapple comparison of Bush's nominees to Obamas)

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  54. Rufus said...

    "We must be led by "mere" humans, because that's all we have.
    "

    Agreed.

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  55. Goddamn, Doug. You talk like three thousand pages is a big deal. I imagine any large union contract is close to that much.

    The rate of healthcare inflation in Massachusetts is less than the average of the nation.

    99+ percent of all Ma citizens are covered by healthcare, and it's costing the state less than 1% of their budget.

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  56. And, Bush DID push through Medicare Part D.

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  57. 'Sides, you might as well forget it. Obammiecare is Law.

    It'll take 60 votes in the Senate to repeal it, and it'll be a long, long time before the Pubs get 60 votes in the Senate - much less sixty votes that would vote for repeal.

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  58. obama has delayed the sanctions for 6 months and signed a signing statement that demands exemptions.

    Did the same thing for getting his union buddies out of Obamacare.

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  59. It'll take 60 votes in the Senate to repeal it, and it'll be a long, long time before the Pubs get 60 votes in the Senate - much less sixty votes that would vote for repeal.

    Don't need to repeal it, just don't fund it.

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  60. Dad had a Studebaker Lark, four door, 1960. My sister, and a friend flipped it over in the snow coming back from Spokane, rolled over down san embankment, but they survived with hardly a bruise. Good ol' Studebaker Lark

    It had really good roof support.

    Old ways are often best.

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  61. Old ways are often best.

    That's why I'm using WordPerfect 6.2 on Windows 3.1 to write.

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  62. Contrary to the spin by opponents, Romney’s Bain Capital represented capitalism at its best.

    Similarly, few know that in July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner in Bain Capital, disappeared. As it turned out, she had attended a rave party in New York City and had become high on ecstasy.

    Romney took immediate action. He closed down the entire firm and asked all 30 partners and employees to fly to New York to try to find Gay’s daughter. Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott. He hired a private detective firm to assist with the search. He established a toll-free number for tips, coordinating the effort with New York City police.

    Romney enlisted employees of Bain Capital’s accounting firm and its law firm in New York to put up posters with a photo of the missing teenager. Cashiers at Duane Reade Pharmacies, owned by Bain Capital, stashed fliers with her photo in every shopper’s bag.

    Romney and others from Bain Capital trudged through Manhattan, even scouring Central Park, and talked with everyone they could — prostitutes, drug addicts — to try to develop leads.

    The hunt made the evening news, which ran photos of the girl and video of investment banker types prowling through Central Park in three-piece suits. The next day, a teenage boy she was with phoned in and asked if there was a reward. The boy got nervous and quickly hung up, but police traced the call to a home in Montville Township, N.J.

    When they found her in the basement of that home, Gay’s daughter was shivering through detox after a massive dose of ecstasy. His daughter probably would not have lasted another day, doctors told him.

    The fact is Romney saved the young girl’s life, but you will not see that story in the mainstream media. Instead of Bain Capital’s more than a hundred success stories that put food on the table for American families, you will see articles on the handful of instances when Bain had to shutter the doors of companies it acquired because they were losing money.

    By ignoring such signs of character and competence in the Republican front-runner, the press does a disservice to the American people.

    Media Overlook Romney’s Success at Bain Capital

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  63. The House of Representatives should refuse to fund that Obamacare monstrosity.

    I am just trying to save you from the death panels, Rufus, your qualia of life ranking ain't so good even now, what with all the drinking and sitting on your ass. Give it ten years or so, it will be hovering right over zero.

    Myself, I'm already there.

    You are a prime candidate to be x-ed right outta here, and I don't want that.

    Just lookin' out for you.

    A concerned friend.....

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  64. .

    Personally, I envy people with faith. It can provide comfort at the times you need it most. In general it is a good thing as long as you don't try to force your beliefs on others.

    While I am against organized religion on principle, I must admit many of the churches can do some admirable work. Likewise, it can provide an environment of fellowship to the members.

    However, I would reserve some of the lower levels of hell for the hypocrites.

    Rick Santorum goes on about how he does God's work; yet, a recent article in the WAPO highlights the fact that he set up a charity purportedly to help low income families in PA in 2001. Operation Good Neighbor folded in 2007 but before then it collected over two and a half million dollars. Only 39% of that went to poor families, the rest went to management fees, fundraising (golf outings, etc.), travel, and salary to his political buddies. A typical well run charity will contribute 75% to 85% to the people or organizations they are supposed to help.

    Santorum also set up a leadership PAC, basically a legalized slush fund. He raised over $5.5 million for the PAC just in the past five years. Initially, he was contributing to political allies but since he lost his senate seat, he has only been contributing about 3% of PAC income to them. He can legally do just about anything he wants with the money.

    No Doug, there is no difference among the dicks in OZ.

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  65. Bob, I face the "death panels" at the VA, every time I go there. They have guidelines. Some things they will do for some folks; some things they won't. Age, and health is a major consideration.

    And, I don't disagree with it. It's just common sense.

    Some of the younger, Iraq/Afghanistan guys don't get a very good shake, though.

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  66. In my youth, I was very impressed with THIS
    and it made me wonder, how do they do that, as I had accidentally dropped a match on my skin once, and it hurt like hell, making me jump up and down.

    So if you don't think the mind, whatever it is, is awesome, and has capacities normally not credited, and may be entirely different from the brain, I invite you to think again.

    He has somehow concentrated himself in his some other part, and is dropping his body as you might drop your sleeping robe upon rising in the morning to a fresh new day, like Lucky.

    Death is different from what anyone supposes, and luckier

    Walt Whitman

    cheer up, bar mates

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  67. Walt Whitman was an old windbag. Talking about something of which he knew nil.

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  68. .

    'Sides, you might as well forget it. Obammiecare is Law.


    We'll see in June. Not taking a side one way or the other but merely pointing out that if the Supremes rule the individual mandate unconstitutional, Obamacare will be drastically changed.

    Evidently, recognizing that possibility, Obama is reportedly already making changes to the program. Also, it being an election year, we can expect to see more changes.

    The post I put up last night shows Obama is well aware of the tough road he will have in 2012. He has offered proposals to cut or combine some agencies and begin to reign in the bureaucracy in Oz thus attempting to negate one of the GOP’s talking points.

    Perhaps I am way too cynical but I think Obama would gut Obamacare in a minute if it would guarantee him reelection.

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  69. Oh, I just got a thought. Wouldn't the mainstream media be celebrating and rallying around Tebow if he proclaimed that he was in love with and planned to marry a fellow teammate? Imagine the major TV network bidding war for the rights to broadcast the wedding nationwide.


    AMERICAN THINKER ALERT! AMERICAN THINKER ALERT!

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  70. The young guys that got blown all to hell, and need knee, and shoulder replacements can't get them. They keep'em loaded up with high-powered, incredibly addictive painkillers until they reach the magic age - the age at which a joint replacement will last till death, and not have to be repeated at some point down the line.

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  71. Yeah, you're right, Q. It's law "if the Supremes say it's law."

    I thought about that disclaimer after I hit post, but got sidetracked.

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  72. They keep'em loaded up with high-powered, incredibly addictive painkillers until they reach the magic age

    All rituals in the worship of Mammon.

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  73. .

    Some things they will do for some folks; some things they won't. Age, and health is a major consideration.


    Saw some stats the other day. %5 of the population represents 50% of yearly medical expense with each person in that group accounting for around $39k per year. 1% represents either 20% or 28% (I think it was the higher number).

    You would like to think there was some way to set up a separate "catastrophic" policy for those who are chronically ill but I don't know enough to say if that is possible.

    Right now, whether you live or die kind of depends on how much you make. Intellectually you know it’s wrong on a moral basis but if you are going to be the one that lives it kind of skews your judgment.

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  75. .

    Oh, I just got a thought. Wouldn't the mainstream media be celebrating and rallying around Tebow if he proclaimed that he was in love with and planned to marry a fellow teammate?

    Hardly, a profound thought given our reality show/Kardashian saga/Toddlers and Tiara obsessed society. The media is already in love with Tebow. Tebow gay? Just a couple more days of filler.

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  76. .

    Hey Ruf,

    What's this guy Haley Barbour been like for you guys?

    I posted that article about the pardons but don't know much more than that about the guy.

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  77. Just an asshole, Republican Governor of a very poor Southern State. Decent Manager.

    Nothing much more to say about him. Did his best to keep labor cheap for the Hormels, and Smithfields.

    Never seemed the least bit concerned that his state was the poorest, sickest, most ill-educated state in the union. Never once mentioned it that I am aware of.

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  78. .

    From NYT

    CAIRO — Mohamed ElBaradei, a former top United Nations nuclear official and a Nobel Prize winner, said Saturday that he was pulling out of the presidential race in Egypt to protest the military’s failure to put the country on the path to democracy.

    Mr. ElBaradei who has been seen as a driving force behind the movement that forced President Hosni Mubarak to step down in February said in a statement that the conditions for a fair election were not in place...


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  79. Quirk said...

    "No Doug, there is no difference among the dicks in OZ."

    Exactly.

    No difference between Alito and Roberts and Sotomeyer and Whozit.

    No difference at all.

    Moron

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  80. Let's discuss Souter and Kennedy, doug.

    Those are the "real" Republicans on the Supreme's bench.

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    From story on Steve Colbert in NYT



    "Incidentally, one of the funniest moments in the current campaign occurred when Rick Santorum told Politico that he would not draft a player on his fantasy baseball team who is a known steroid user."


    This is the quality of genius we have running for President of the United States.

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  82. Kennedy is undependable, Souter, not at all.

    One can depend upon Souter, 100% of the time.

    The "real" Bush family legacy.
    John Sununu, speaking out for the Romney camp. Looking for a repeat of HW's performance, ie: David Souter.

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  83. No difference between Alito and Roberts and Sotomeyer and Whozit.

    No difference at all.

    Moron



    Come back to me when they have ruled on the issues raised in my post on the last blog stream titled "America Land of the Free?"

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  84. .

    In case you missed it Doug.


    America Land of the Free


    You need to get your head screwed on straight and your priorities adjusted.

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  85. What past business experience and expertise does Obama have prior to office? An informed reader needs such information to make comparisons to Romney.

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  86. Our Constitutional rights to keep our guns was decided by one vote.

    I'd take Romney picks over Obama's any day of the week.

    Supreme Court Justices though, as Dad used to note, tend to go there own way once they are appointed.

    And, why the hell not, they are in for life, if they want to be.


    Odd as it may sound, Scalia may be a weak link in overturning Obamacare. The legal commentariat has noticed some (undue) deference he has given to some aspects of the commerce clause, so I read.

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  87. .

    What past business experience and expertise does Obama have prior to office? An informed reader needs such information to make comparisons to Romney.



    An 'informed' reader would be able to find out for himself with just a few keystrokes and a google search.

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  88. Obama now wants to shrink and merge government. He'd like to combine Congress with the White House and eliminate 535 jobs.

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  89. .

    Thanks for including me as part of the 'legal commentariat' Bob.


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  90. I couldn't find any Quirk.
    Perhaps your google prowess is extraordinary.

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  91. DON' FORGIT -

    Friend --

    When you become president, one thing that happens overnight is that you and everyone you love get a bunch of new nicknames.

    I was already pretty used to this. But "FLOTUS," short for First Lady of the United States, is really something else.

    I'm writing because our FLOTUS, Michelle, turns 48 on Tuesday, and I know I'm not her only fan out there.

    Will you join me in wishing her a happy birthday?

    The decision to become part of this campaign was deeply personal for a lot of people, and Michelle and I are no exception. But we both knew, like anyone else who believes in what we're trying to do here, that this was never going to be easy.

    This fall, Michelle and I will have been married 20 years. The next 10 months will be harder than any we've experienced together, and I couldn't do it without her. I know she'd love to hear from you today:

    http://my.democrats.org/For-Michelle

    Thanks for your support,

    Barack

    P.S. -- This weekend, people are getting together to volunteer in their communities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Find out how you can join in at serve.gov.


    'O' bugs me all the time.

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  92. .

    You do come up with some good ones, T.

    :)


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  93. Quirk is definitely an extraordinary prowess.

    Legal commentary is just one of his lesser known powers, as I should have noted.

    Obama now wants to shrink and merge government. He'd like to combine Congress with the White House and eliminate 535 jobs.

    Sat Jan 14, 10:41:00 AM EST


    :)

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  94. .

    I couldn't find any Quirk.
    Perhaps your google prowess is extraordinary.



    Perhaps. Or perhaps he has none. But don't give up. It wouldn't be prudent.


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  95. 535 jobs eliminated or unsaved.

    You have two votes for 'comment of the day' at this point, Miss T.

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  96. Ok - no business experience for Obama.
    Advantage Romney.

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  97. Question:

    What past business experience and expertise does Obama have prior to office?

    Answer: Zero

    Mo-f,ing fraud didn't even write his own book, Ayers did.

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  98. Obama's past business experience, to wrangle, as an unproven author, a $3 million dollar advance, for books unwritten.

    That's doin' business.
    A "real" negotiator, to get such an advance from a publishing house.

    No public subsidy.
    Real free market capitalism.

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  99. What past business experience and expertise does Obama have prior to office?

    The President worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago

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  100. .

    Ok - no business experience for Obama.
    Advantage Romney.



    See, you could do it.

    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.

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  101. Running up the U.S. deficit to historic proportions?
    Advantage - Obama

    Spending a treasure in the form of stimulus (taxpayer subsidized) and not reducing unemployment to 8%?
    Advantage - Obama

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  102. That you fellas deny or would belittle such business skill, a testament to your own lack of success, at unsubsidized business?

    Mr Crown was certainly impressed, with Obama's business skills, he hired him, at a large fee.

    Then they both made tonnes of money on the actual book sales.

    Doin' business, the old fashion way. Like Ben Franklin, writing and publishing for profit.

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  103. Obama and Newt, brothers in ink.

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  104. .

    Gee, Anon do you know a guy named Doug on Maui?

    Your thought pattern is almost identical to his.

    .

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  105. Mr Cain, he had his Team buy his book, with campaign donations, to stimulate sales.

    Not as good a business model as Mr Obama and his partners in publishing.

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  106. Doin' business, the old fashion way. Like Ben Franklin, writing and publishing for profit.

    Like Shakespeare too, who liked his paycheck.

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  107. Rufus II said...
    The point is, if that many people are ignorant enough to believe God helps Tebow win games, how many believe that God wants us to "help Israel" by invading Iran?



    Why just Israel? Doesnt it help the Kurds, the Iraqis, the Saudis, America, the Europeans?

    Rufus can you not play chess instead of checkers?

    is everything thru a lens "does it help israel"?

    do you not hear the chants of "death to america? on the streets of tehran?

    do you not hear the the sunni arabs freaking about an iranian bomb?

    or is EVERYTHING about does it help israel?

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  108. Teresita said...
    Mel: God really doesn't help anyone

    I beg to differ, girl. He helped me stomp my breast cancer flat, so to speak.


    Nonsense, otherwise G-d didnt help millions of others.

    To all those abused children that G-d forgot about?

    To all those raped and murdered that G-d didnt lend a hand?

    Ms T you dont surprise me with your PAGAN view of G-d.

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  109. My "listening" to the Sunni leaders, it indicates they are much more afraid of their restive Shitte populations than they are of an Iranian nuclear warhead.

    This true in both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

    It was true in Iraq.

    In Syria the Sunni leaders are in revolt, because the Alawai regime is so "sectarian" AND not Islamic. Not a word from Syrian Sunnis about Iranian nuclear weapons.

    Not a peep from Libya, about Iranian nuclear developments.

    The Turks, unconcerned, stating publicly that the NATO radar positioned in Turkey is not aimed at Iran

    Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made the statement at a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi.

    "This is for defensive purposes only. We guarantee that this is not a threat to Iran. We would never take any step that could negatively affect our relations with our neighbor," he said at the televised press conference.

    The Turkish minister said: "We underlined it very clearly that the missile defense system cannot be directed at any of Turkey's neighbors. NATO documents confirm this ... There is no reference to Iran in any NATO document as a source of threats."

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  110. To me, This election is All about Getting the Troops Home, and not starting another War. Period.

    I'd vote for Nancy Pelosi if she was the only one who would promise to get our asses out of the ME, and S. Asia.

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  111. What Sunni leaders were you thinking of, "o", that have made public statements of fear regarding Iranian nuclear warheads?

    Instead of Iran fermenting insurrections and revolt amongst the Shiite populations in their countries?

    That fear I have seen statements about.

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  112. Me:
    I beg to differ, girl. He helped me stomp my breast cancer flat, so to speak.

    Wio:
    Nonsense, otherwise G-d didnt help millions of others.


    My faith was almost non-existent. Then I got inflammatory breast cancer, stage three, poor prognosis. I hit my knees. Now it looks like it's in remission. All credit to God the Father of Jesus Christ.

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  113. desert rat said...
    My "listening" to the Sunni leaders, it indicates they are much more afraid of their restive Shitte populations than they are of an Iranian nuclear warhead.


    That is why they BLEW UP civilians today!


    Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman targeted Shiite pilgrims Saturday outside the southern Iraqi city of Basra, killing at least 53 people and wounding 137, the Interior Ministry said.
    The bomber struck a police checkpoint near a Shiite mosque where many of the pilgrims were headed to mark a revered holy day, the end of a 40-day mourning period known as Arbaeen, Interior Ministry officials said.
    Scores of pilgrims -- who make the journey on foot -- have been killed and wounded in recent days in attacks blamed on Sunni extremists, who have routinely targeted the pilgrims.


    Notice the technic Rat uses... "more than" he changes the discussion with a meaningless point...

    So wise reader of your people, the Sunnis, Rat. Do the ONLY worry about ONE thing? Are they so simple minded that they cannot worry about Shitte BOMB of IRan as WELL as the POPULATION threat by the Shitte as well?

    No the issue was and is the Iranian bomb.

    And those who are alarmed by it.

    I am sure there are various pressures the Sunnis are feeling that are worrying them, so what?

    The fact is that the Iranians are moving to a bomb, they have moved their enrichment sites to under a mountain and are still in violation to the very agreements they have signed under the IAEA.

    like it or not the Iranians signed a contract that they are violating.

    Such violations has caused the USA to go to war in the past...

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  114. Ms T: My faith was almost non-existent. Then I got inflammatory breast cancer, stage three, poor prognosis. I hit my knees. Now it looks like it's in remission. All credit to God the Father of Jesus Christ.



    Nonsense.

    But keep telling yourself that....

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  115. Nonsense.

    But keep telling yourself that....


    "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." -- Jesus

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  116. Obviously, Ms T, "o" does not believe that God chooses individuals, or even entire peoples, and then assists them in their worldly endeavors and pursuit of property.

    From what he said, only Pagans would believe such a thing, that God has chosen ...

    No, "o" has determined that God must act in a uniform manner. Equality of outcomes are what is judged, to determine the presence of divinity in another person's life.

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  117. Rant away, "o", that's all you have without a reference to a "real" Sunni leader, one that backs your assertions that they fear Iranian nukes.

    You are projecting your fears onto folks of a culture that you do not understand.

    It is so foreign to your own existence.

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  118. Anyone with 1/4 brain would know the Saudi Arabians aren't looking forward to an Iran with nukes. I suppose they don't figure they have to shout it from the top of the Kaaba so most folks might get it.

    I even get it, and, I'm not so brash as to consider myself a mid east expert.

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  119. Prayer or not, I'm elated you have had a positive outcome, Miss T.

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  120. Wio doesn't believe God would help a little American gal, but he believes God promised the Levant to the Jews.

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  121. And, I, also, am proud for you, T.

    Whether it was Jesus, a damned good Medical team, a product of decades of marvelous medical research, and advancement, or just your own little brave, plucky self, I'm tickled to death (oops, bad phraseology) :) for you.

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  122. The Sunni Gulf states are cognizant of the Iranian threat, hence the presence of U. S. air bases. Probably a few Army folks in the area as well with their rocket artillery.

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  123. The humans live down below the clouds. Gods like Doug and I live on the mountain tops.

    You can get lighted headed from the altitude, and the view, too, up there on the top of Mauna Loa. My wife and I did.

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  124. Rufus II said...
    Wio doesn't believe God would help a little American gal, but he believes God promised the Levant to the Jews.



    What does one thing have to do with the other?

    Truly your rational analysis could see that making a promise for a land to be some peoples aint the same as "helping" one person and at the same time IGNORING billions of others...

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  125. desert rat said...
    Rant away, "o", that's all you have without a reference to a "real" Sunni leader, one that backs your assertions that they fear Iranian nukes.

    You are projecting your fears onto folks of a culture that you do not understand.

    It is so foreign to your own existence.



    Your mouth runs like an ass with liquid fecal matter...

    Too bad you cant smell the mess you squirt.

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  126. It's funny most people come home after a night out on the town and drunk text saying something like "You're forefathers are ashamed of you. They didn't struggle to make it to America so that you could become a soft dick"

    My drunk text went like this to my daughter

    "Can someone drive me home?"

    "I'm almost home take a cab. R u ok?"

    "mmochael is dcrifei c Jon bone right no" Don't ask I have no clue. I just blamed it on Apple.

    "Huh?"

    "What I meant to say was "We are diving home now and Michael is driving."

    Then I come home and posted at the EB saying there is no God. Go figure.

    a) Who am I to say whether there is a God or not

    b) If someone wants to believe it is God's will to save a life or help a football team win than so be it

    c) I celebrated my birthday Coyote Ugly style

    d) It doesn't matter how drunk you are you can always defend yourself. Fuck off asshole

    e) You know you had a good time when you wake up to find you wore someone Else's coat home.

    f) I like to make lists.

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  127. We can't pee on al Qaeda, but two rounds to the head, then turned into shark food, that's okay.

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  128. Oh, and all with only spending 12.00.

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  129. T, I am glad you came out on top. I had no doubt you are a strong woman.

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  130. I told my girlfriend once that I have slept with Brazilian girls.

    She said, "Wow! How many is a Brazilian??"

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  131. One time, at band camp, they said that melody was "Brazilianed."

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  132. "As tosh.2 mentioned, just yesterday, government subsidies can steal business from other jurisdictions, provide local employment and the like."

    That's right. Arlington government flashed more cash at Jerry Jones, and we stole the stadium from Irving and Dallas.

    They could only do this when Arlington voters granted them the permission.

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  133. SHIT!

    Which one of you conniving bastards put me on Ron Paul's list?


    Dear Robert,

    One week from today, South Carolinians will head to the polls to cast their ballots for the Republican presidential nominee.

    And I believe the choice will be clear.

    We can either continue down the Big Government, big spending road to complete collapse by electing Mitt Romney or one of my other establishment opponents...

    ... or we can Restore America Now!

    My campaign is surging in the South Carolina polls at just the right time thanks to our proven strategy, which includes sending hard-hitting mail and email directly to the voters, running television and web ads, and making thousands of phone calls.

    But there is still much to be done as we make one final push in South Carolina this week, and I need your help to guarantee we don’t have to leave anything on the table.

    My campaign is holding a South Carolina Money Bomb today, and I’m counting on you to donate as generously as you can.

    Every dollar will go toward carrying my tremendous momentum from Iowa and New Hampshire over into South Carolina next Saturday.

    And it’s only your support that makes our success possible.

    Click to Pledge

    My campaign is making sure South Carolinians know the truth about my record, including:

    *** My plan to cut $1 TRILLION in spending in one year, eliminate five federal departments, and balance the budget in three years.

    *** My 100% stand in defense of American workers against the union bosses’ schemes.

    *** My opposition to EVERY bailout, EVERY gun-grab, EVERY tax increase, and EVERY attempt to undermine our national sovereignty.

    What we have achieved together so far is simply historic.

    But in South Carolina, we can prove we’re only getting started.

    A strong top-tier showing in South Carolina would send the establishment reeling, and it would show them their desperate attacks have failed.

    But this will only be possible if I can continue to depend on your support.

    Please, donate right away to my South Carolina Money Bomb.

    You and your fellow grassroots patriots have risen to the challenge every time, and I can’t thank you enough for standing with me in this critical election.

    Now, I hope I’ll have your help once again as we undertake the final push in South Carolina this week.

    For Liberty,


    Ron Paul

    P.S. The South Carolina Republican Primary is just one week from today, and I’m confident we can carry over our momentum from Iowa and New Hampshire into the Palmetto State.

    Polls show me surging in South Carolina at just the right time, but I want to make sure we don’t leave anything on the table.

    So to help us make the final push in South Carolina and get my message to as many voters as possible, I hope you’ll donate as generously as you can to our South Carolina Money Bomb today.

    Thank you again for your hard work to help me Restore America Now!

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  134. You know you've made famous when --


    HBO SET FOR PALIN MOCK MOVIE...

    Julianne Moore plays Sarah Palin watching Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin...

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  135. talk about a calamitous administration; but he sure does give a purdy speech

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  136. In the last recession, I was hit hard by the dot-com bust, then 9/11. My industry was in the pits, I was going broke.

    On Sunday, I took my young daughter to church, though I'm not particularly religious myself.

    After the service, I found two dollars on the floor and asked the folks nearby if they dropped it, they said no.

    I sure could have used those two measly dollars, but being in God's House (or condo, whatever), I presumed the Man had his security cams active and chose to drop the dollars in a collection box, reluctantly.

    On the way home in my pickup, I was wondering just how in hell I was going to make my $1600 mortgage payment the next week when lo and behold, a Muslim woman failed to yield the right-of-way at an intersection and creamed my passenger door.

    We exchanged info, I got estimates, and called her.

    Apparently, she was not a very good driver, her husband wanted to keep the accident off insurance, and sent me a check for the damage.

    The amount was two dollars shy of my mortgage payment.

    I thanked both our local God, and Allah, as he had guided the Muslim woman on the righteous path to my passenger-side door .

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  137. That is so improbable, Toshtu, that I think you are funning us.

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  138. "43% of Americans believe GOD helps Tim Tebow win football games."

    I believe Tim Tebow's God motivates him to win football games.

    I also believe that Jerry Jones' decision to keep the stadium sunroof closed for almost all games angered God, who sent Giants to smote his team.

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  139. chose to drop the dollars in a collection box

    You did rightly there, Toshtu, as found money is unlucky.

    If you had not done that, you would have been dead at the scene of the accident.

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  140. Your skepticism is warranted, Bob. But the tale is true.

    Fortunately, I landed a good job a couple of weeks after the incident, and haven't had to attend church services since.

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  141. "talk about a calamitous administration; but he sure does give a purdy speech"

    If you're stoned, perhaps.

    I find his speechifying annoying. The cadence, the forced loftiness, the preachiness and scolding.


    From day one, he's impressed me as a phony and a con.

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  142. "If you had not done that, you would have been dead at the scene of the accident."

    Imagine how much I could have made from the lawsuit.

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  143. Yes, indeed, your estate would have done well, and your burial expenses paid.

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  144. Only by God's will --

    Broncos at Patriots — Hey, I like Tim Tebow. I even liked him when he beat my Steelers. Tebow is a class act, especially off the football field, to which I’ll return in a moment. Tebow even has playoff-like experience by way of the college national championship game at the end of the 2008 season, which he won. But let’s not kid ourselves here. The 8-8 Broncos defeated a beaten-up Steeler team without key personnel (including their starting running back and two defensive starters) at home, and it took them an overtime period to do it. They have to go on the road to face the #1 seeded Patriots, taking with them the 31st-rated passing offense and a defense rated 18th against the pass and 22nd against the run. Oh, and who do they face? Only 4-time Super Bowl QB Tom Brady and the 2nd-rated passing offense in the league. I’ll be rooting for Tebow, but it would take a genuine, Lazarus-like miracle for the Broncos to beat the Patriots in Foxboro tomorrow evening. The line has New England by 14 points, but they’ll beat the spread with a 35-14 win at home. -- will the Broncos win today.

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  145. Toshtu said...

    "I also believe that Jerry Jones' decision to keep the stadium sunroof closed for almost all games angered God, who sent Giants to smote his team."

    ---

    Nonsense, ours is a loving Gawd who never acts in spite.

    ...but Jones was stupid and willfull enough to keep him locked out, and suffered the consequences.

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  146. Rumor has it that Jones kept it closed because of death threats,
    ...reducing the possibily of death from above in the form of a 'copter mounted sniper.

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  147. "Julianne Moore plays Sarah Palin watching Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin..."

    ---

    The whole thing should be set in a beauty parlor with ever more strung out shots of Moore watching Moore watching Fey in the reflection of the mirror across the room reflecting the reflection of...

    ...you get the picture.

    I should say the picture of the picture within the...

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  148. I've been meaning to ask, Doug; How's the wife?

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  149. bob said...
    SHIT!

    Which one of you conniving bastards put me on Ron Paul's list?

    ---

    Ron is Mitt's best ally, Bob:
    The longer he stays in and takes votes from the "others" the quicker Mitt will wrap this thing up.

    Mitt's men are already in off the record meetings with Paul's taking note of what Ron's top priorities for the next admin are.

    Keep us posted, but don't bother getting me subscribed.

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  150. Putting on allen's pedant hat

    link


    "The term, then, is obviously a relative one: my pedantry is your scholarship, his reasonable accuracy, her irreducible minimum of education and someone else’s ignorance."
    ___H. W. Fowler

    What "pedant" isn't is an adjective.

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  151. Not good, Rufus.
    Thanks for asking, but getting into details would take forever.

    Suffice to say, were going to see yet more doctors.

    I stepped in and stopped them from going ahead with an injection in her spine for debilitating leg cramps/pain.
    They never do it with people on blood thinners, so I told them they'd better think about her bleeding from the lack of Fibrinogen in the blood due to her liver tumors.
    They said they'd research it, and then said they couldn't do it.

    Now she's setup to have it done at the hospital with flouroscopy after getting an MRI of her spine.

    I told her to be sure to ask how THEY would deal with the bleeding, since the result of a bleed there is paraplegia.
    Scary.

    ...and a new Doc to try and figure out why her stomach continues to get worse.

    They neglected to send the picture of the red spot on her esophagus to other Docs.
    Were seeing that that gets done in this round, as I'm quite sure most or all of her pain is coming from that spot that to me looks identical to the picture they took of the ulcers I burned into my duodenum with Ibuprofen.

    ...on and on and on.

    At least the test of the cancer activity started going down again after they doubled the amount of octreotide she gets once a month.

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  152. Look out, Allen:

    Paul's bringing up THAT incident again.

    ---

    Now, I hope I’ll have your help once again as we undertake the final push in South Carolina this week.

    For ***Liberty,***


    Ron Paul

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  153. desert rat said...
    Let's discuss Souter and Kennedy, doug.

    Those are the "real" Republicans on the Supreme's bench.

    ---

    'Rat picks em and chooses 'em as he sees fit to "prove" his case.

    ...as if careful selection of who the "Real" justices are produces a fair and balanced result.

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  154. .

    Sorry to hear your wife's not doing well Doug.

    She's lucky to have you there with here going through this. I've learned through experiance you have to keep asking questions and be assertive with these guys when you must, especially when you are dealing with multiple doctors from various specialties. Too important not too.

    .

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  155. Yeah, likewise. It sounds pretty tough. Hang in; maybe you'll, eventually, catch a break. Sounds like she's overdue for one.

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  156. Quirk said...
    .

    In case you missed it Doug.


    America Land of the Free

    ---

    Yup, that makes Alito and Roberts no different than Whozit and the Hispanic Hog.

    Game, set, match.

    Moron

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  157. Doug I will pray for your wife, even if you do not think that will help.

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  158. Quirk said...

    "I've learned through experiance you have to keep asking questions and be assertive with these guys when you must, especially when you are dealing with multiple doctors from various specialties. Too important not too."

    ---

    Yeah, just because you have no judgemental ability in politics doesn't mean you have none regarding your personal healthcare.

    :-)

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  159. T...

    I told her about the Brazilians.
    Thot that might help.

    Not much.

    She gets too much corn to digest from me already.

    I get scorn.

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  160. That situation sounds so complex I have no idea what you are talking about but I'm wishing the best for your wife and yourself too, Doug.

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  161. "...possibily of death from above in the form of a 'copter mounted sniper."

    Kelly green blimps, that's the real worry. We have some pretty big egrets as well.

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  162. Haiti can't buy a break --



    Compelling new scientific evidence suggests United Nations peacekeepers have carried a virulent strain of cholera -- a super bug -- into the Western Hemisphere for the first time.

    The vicious form of cholera has already killed 7,000 people in Haiti, where it surfaced in a remote village in October 2010. Leading researchers from Harvard Medical School and elsewhere told ABC News that, despite UN denials, there is now a mountain of evidence suggesting the strain originated in Nepal, and was carried to Haiti by Nepalese soldiers who came to Haiti to serve as UN peacekeepers after the earthquake that ravaged the country on Jan. 12, 2010 -- two years ago today. Haiti had never seen a case of cholera until the arrival of the peacekeepers, who allegedly failed to maintain sanitary conditions at their base.

    "What scares me is that the strain from South Asia has been recognized as more virulent, more capable of causing severe disease, and more transmissible," said John Mekalanos, who chairs the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School. "These strains are nasty. So far there has been no secondary outbreak. But Haiti now represents a foothold for a particularly dangerous variety of this deadly disease."

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  163. grrrr, if I had that much time I could throw a touchdown too

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  164. "Haiti can't buy a break --"

    You'd think these unfortunate people would have developed resistance to just about everything by now, but they have to be inoculated to protect from the UN, and they aren't.

    What we need is an international union to keep an eye on international unions to make sure all have had their shots.

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  165. Doug said...
    Look out, Allen:

    Paul's bringing up THAT incident again.


    I do believe in the efficacy of prayer, although I do not always understand the outcome. But then, if I did, I would be a god. Being a man is quite enough.


    Yes, "Liberty"...Hmmm...Good...Paul will soon enough be history...After all these years and all the effort of those like Paul, it has gained no traction. The vast majority of Americans still support Israel and old dudes like Paul will not change that.

    Best

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  166. bob,

    ...saw this recently and thought of you and this thread...

    "A man does good business when he rids himself of a turd."
    ___Edward I (Longshanks)


    Keep trying, but you will find nothing that can hurt me. The harder you try, the more perverted you appear.

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  167. Mother fuck.


    deus otiosus

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  168. momma said there'd be days like this

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  169. Time for Apache Dog Shit Eating Ceremony

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  170. God has fled
    And hid his face
    In the starry heavens
    Over head


    Can't get in it with four tries from the 3 yard line.

    Time to put in the second string.

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  171. RUFUS ALERT

    What do you want to bet this is a gigantic waste of time, money, and water?

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  172. Gigantic?

    Don't look like all that much of any of the listed commodities.

    Geothermal has a lot of potential. It makes sense to experiment with such things.

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  173. $260 Billion Invested, Worldwide, in Renewable Energy Last Year

    U.S. takes the Lead back from china with $55 Billion Invested.

    The hicks from Idaho, and Utah may not understand it, or like it, but the world is improving, Bobbo.

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  174. Most of us are tired of digging holes in the ground, and fighting the savages for whatever is brought to the surface.

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  175. “In a unique, first-of-its kind generation-to-manufacturing proposal, CPS Energy is entering into negotiations for a power purchase agreement from one of the nation’s largest solar projects,” CPS Energy wrote yesterday. “The project will mean new corporate headquarters and U.S. manufacturing operations for global companies in San Antonio.”

    The solar project, offered by OCI Solar Power, is expected to:
    ■have up to 400 megawatts (MW) of power capacity (which will be bought through a 25-year purchased power agreement)
    ■create over 800 professional and technical jobs
    ■result in over $1 billion of construction investment

    “Multiple solar manufacturing facilities in the San Antonio area to produce proven components of solar power plants” under the agreement.

    “This proposal would diversify our energy sources in a manner that makes good business sense and meets our objectives. Our goal is to always provide our ratepayers safe, reliable and affordable energy, and wherever possible, bring additional value to our community,” said CPS Energy’s President and CEO Doyle Beneby (a top utility company CEO when it comes to solar). “As San Antonio becomes a central hub for solar development in the U.S., there is also a beneficial opportunity for other Texas based municipal utilities to achieve their renewable energy goals by becoming sites for parts of the project.”

    The solar project is supposed to be built in phases over the next 5 years.

    “In just a few short years, this initiative could help CPS Energy achieve our Vision 2020 goal of attaining 20 percent or 1,500 MW of renewable resources by the end of the decade. It’s a phenomenal opportunity that propels this utility to a leadership position for both wind and solar energy,” stated CPS Energy Board Chair Derrick Howard.

    With this company relocating its headquarters to San Antonio due to CPS Energy’s work, the utility has now brought 7 clean energy companies to the area. The utility announced last June that it intends to become “a New Energy Economy hub” — looks like it is sincere about that.


    Source: Clean Technica (http://s.tt/15duk)

    San Antonio Gets Serious

    Those Summer Afternoons get Hot in Texas, don't they?

    Simple answer: 400 Megawatts of Solar

    I'll bet "The American Thinker," and their fossil fuel financiers, don't like this one either.

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  176. Nearly 39 percent of the Philippines' energy requirements are derived from renewable sources such as hydropower, geothermal, solar, wind and biomass, Aquino said, noting the government projects biomass to increase from 39 megawatts of energy in 2010 to more than 300 megawatts by 2015.

    Biomass is energy derived from garbage, wood, waste, landfill gases and alcohol fuels.


    The Philipines are Serious About Renewable Energy

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  177. Since you bring it up Allen, I have some bad news for you:

    The views about Israel on this blog are more representative than you think. Not the push-polling your'e more accustomed to but that is the way it is.

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  178. C'mon Rufus, I said that project I'm betting is a big waste of money.

    I am for anything that works, and if we had Sarah in there, things would be cracking. In the good sense....

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  179. Deuce said...

    The views about Israel on this blog are more representative than you think. Not the push-polling your'e more accustomed to but that is the way it is.

    Sun Jan 15, 08:26:00 AM EST


    They are representative of this blog. As to push polling etc, I pay no attention. Unlike some, I am interested in facts, not validation. Think about that as you sling about slander. But, then, when you do not have the numbers, and you know you do not, slander is all you've got.

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