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Thursday, January 23, 2014

NAACP official sez sole black Republican senator is just a ventriloquist dummy



But it's the Tea Party that's really racist, see, that's the important thing to know.

An NAACP official suggested Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only black Republican in the Senate, is a GOP puppet.

"A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy," said Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP. "The extreme right wing down here finds a black guy to be senator ... and then he goes to Washington, D.C., and articulates the agenda of the Tea Party."

The comments by Barber, made this weekend ahead of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, were first reported by The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C.

Scott, who was appointed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to his post, said Barber is an example of "what not to do" when honoring King's legacy.

"To reflect seriously on the comments a person, a pastor, that is filled with baseless and meaningless rhetoric would be to do a disservice to the very people who have sacrificed so much and paved the way," Scott said in a statement. "Instead, I will honor the memory of Dr. King by being proactive in holding the door for others and serving my fellow man. And Rev. Barber will remind me and others of what not to do."

Scott reflected on how he was raised by a single mother, nearly failed high school, started his own business and got himself elected to Congress, first as a House member in 2010.

"As a proud South Carolinian, I see and have experienced the hopes and dreams of Rev. King," Scott said. "I am thankful to live in a country where people are judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. I have benefited from those who sacrificed, suffered and even died so that I might live in a place where freedom is real."

Scott is on the ballot this year as he seeks to serve out the last two years of Jim DeMint's term. DeMint resigned to become president of the Heritage Foundation. Scott is the first black Republican elected to Congress from South Carolina since Reconstruction.

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  1. Off topic but this just can't wait -

    Hot off the wires -

    Justin B. has hired Roy Black.

    For some reason I find this roll on the floor funny.

    Some of these asshole lawyers will do anything for a buck, no shit......

    What Justin needs is 6 or 7 years on the tractor......

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    1. I think that's who Rush hired when he was poppin pills like a Hollywood Whore.

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    2. What's wrong with "hollywood whores"? Some of my best Congresswomen I KNOW are "hollywood whores"

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  2. The NAACP must say this, since they are out of business without the racial grievance angle. Organizations try to perpetuate themselves.....

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    1. The NAACP's turned itself into the second offensive N Word that should be banished from polite society.

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      Speaking of banned words in 'polite society' (I guess you could call it PS rather than PC), we have another, the word thug. We already know that while blacks can call themselves the n-word eight ways to Sunday, in fact, they seem to take a great deal of pleasure in doing so. However, for a white man to do it, in George H. W. Bush's words, that wouldn't be prudent. Once again the list of proscribed words for whites is being expanded.

      In an interview talking about his rant after the game with San Francisco, Richard Sherman said,

      “The only reason it bothers me is because it seems like it’s the accepted way of calling somebody the n-word nowadays,” Sherman said. “It’s like everyone else said the n-word, and then they say thug and that’s fine. That’s where it kind of takes me back. It’s kind of disappointing because they know. What’s the definition of a thug? Really?"

      The definition of 'thug' from the Oxford Dictionary

      Definition of thug in English:

      thug

      Syllabification: thug

      Pronunciation: /THəg/

      noun

      1a violent person, especially a criminal. [mid 19th century: extension of sense 2]

      2 (Thug) • historical a member of a religious organization of robbers and assassins in India. Devotees of the goddess Kali, the Thugs waylaid and strangled their victims, usually travelers, in a ritually prescribed manner. They were suppressed by the British in the 1830s.


      'Thug' seems to have joined the n-word. Hip-hop artists call themselves the word everyday. They have it tattooed on their bodies. They glorify it in song. There is no problem when blacks use it, but a white guy, not so much.

      This isn't any reflection on Sherman's rant. I saw it and figured it was a bit over the top but I don't know everything that led up to it and wasn't interested enough to find out. Instead, it follows an interview on CNN I saw today where Don Lemon and one of his guests vociferously pursued the same theme as Sherman.

      In 1984, the Ministry of Truth was continually shortening the list of acceptable words so as to make it harder and harder to express precise independent thought. It appears the list of descriptive words a white guy can use is shrinking once again, co-opted by minorities rights. I fear the next one to go may be 'dick'.

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  3. Photo:
    The Australian WikiLeaks Party chief executive, and Julian Assange's father, John Shipton.

    Aussie WikiLeaks activists plan new Syria trip

    THE Australian WikiLeaks Party, which met Syrian dictator and alleged war criminal Bashar al-Assad in an act of "solidarity" last month, is organising a second trip to the war-torn country with the help of regime officials.

    As UN-backed peace talks in Switzerland descended into disarray yesterday after the release of 55,000 photos purportedly showing 11,000 tortured and slain prisoners of the regime, The Australian learned that at least three members of the party - including chief executive John Shipton, the father of Julian Assange, and western Sydney activist Jamal Daoud - had been in talks with Syrian Health Minister Saad Abdel-Salam al-Nayef to mount a "humanitarian" campaign at Easter. The WikiLeaks group hopes to raise about $40,000 to buy medicine, prompting warnings from Foreign Minister Julie Bishop about getting involved, again, in the bloody conflict.

    "It is illegal under Australian law for any Australian to fight, provide funding, training, or supply weapons to either side of the conflict in Syria," Ms Bishop said. "Regardless of the legality, WikiLeaks' decision to pay a visit to the Syrian regime demonstrated an extraordinary lack of judgment.

    "The Australian government strongly advises Australians not to travel to Syria because of the extremely dangerous security situation, highlighted by ongoing military conflict, kidnappings and terrorist attacks."

    Mr Shipton and Mr Daoud were among a delegation that held a meeting with Assad and Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi in December, at which they were told an apparently false story about respected Sydney sheik Fedaa al-Majzoub being responsible for the kidnapping of 100 civilians during a massacre in the Latakia region.

    That delegation also included Sydney University political economist Tim Anderson, who is a member of the Hands Off Syria group, which has since had a falling out with the WikiLeaks Party over claims Hands Off Syria was interested only in meeting officials and not orphans and refugees.

    The WikiLeaks group plans to travel with Catholic nun Agnes Mariam de la Croix, who allegedly has ties to the Assad regime and recently released a 50-page report claiming footage of chemical weapons attacks was fake.

    The UN has found overwhelming evidence that only the Syrian regime was capable of such attacks.

    Mr Shipton said "heinous allegations" -- such as the release of the massive cache of photos this week - were "not sound judgment of the qualities of Assad"

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    1. I'm flyin over to get my pearly whites polished by the good I doctor know.

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    2. "They also plan to visit the Christian town of Maalula, which was recently overrun by al-Nusra Front fighters and Islamists who form part of the rebellion against Assad.

      Rebels reportedly killed those who refused to convert to Islam.

      Mr Daoud, a Sunni Muslim who is a known pro-regime activist, said the visiting group did not plan on meeting Assad again, "but we don't mind if that happens".

      He said the WikiLeaks Party had endured a falling out with the "anti-imperialist, anti-Zionist" group Hands Off Syria because it was more obsessed with meeting Syrian officials on the visit to the nation last month than with helping people.

      Dr Anderson said at the time that reports Assad killed his own people were "an absurd myth" and denied the regime had used chemical weapons, citing the report authored by Mother Agnes, who has no qualifications as a weapons inspector."

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  4. Judge to sperm donor: Pay up!

    Court rules that a Kan. man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple must pay child support.

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Judge-rules-Kan-sperm-donor-owes-child-support-5166189.php

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  5. No good deed ever comes unfinished.

    ...or something.

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    1. Topeka resident William Marotta had argued that he had waived his parental rights and didn't intend to be a father. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi rejected that claim, saying the parties didn't involve a licensed physician in the artificial insemination process and thus Marotta didn't qualify as a sperm donor, The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/LHwLyW) reported.

      "In this case, quite simply, the parties failed to perform to statutory requirement of the Kansas Parentage Act in not enlisting a licensed physician at some point in the artificial insemination process, and the parties' self-designation of (Marotta) as a sperm donor is insufficient to relieve (Marotta) of parental right and responsibilities to the child," Mattivi wrote.

      Bet he wishes he hadn't fucked Jill, even with Sue's approval.

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  6. Poor kid got life for stealing Celebrity Chef's Guy Fieri's Lambo.

    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Marin-Co-teen-sentenced-to-life-in-Lamborghini-5169797.php

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    1. Lesson #1: Do not text pictures of the cars you have stolen

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    2. Such texting is know as "sealing one's fate".

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    1. Non Military Govt Employees got their raises even as the troops were getting screwed.
      Again

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    2. One percent, whoo hoo. I'll try not to spend it all in one place.

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  8. Many of the Judges in this country are crazy these days.

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  9. THIS REALLY STINKS


    D'Souza is a good guy.

    We have criminals running the country.
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    Dinesh D'souza Headshot - P 2012.
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    Dinesh D'Souza

    Dinesh D'Souza is accused of giving too much money to a candidate who sought to replace former New York Sen. Hillary Clinton. Producer Gerald Molen tells The Hollywood Reporter the charges are politically motivated.


    Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, whose documentary 2016: Obama's America took a critical look at President Barack Obama and was a surprise hit in 2012, will be arrested in New York on Friday for allegedly violating campaign-finance laws, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.


    our editor recommends


    Dinesh D'Souza Prevails Over Co-Producer in Arbitration Over 'Obama's America' (Exclusive)



    'Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?' Starts Production With New Cast (Exclusive)

    Federal authorities accuse D'Souza of donating more than is legal to the campaign of Wendy Long, who ran in 2012 for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton but lost to now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Long, though, is not mentioned in an indictment obtained by THR on Thursday.

    Insiders say D'Souza has been friends with Long since they attended Dartmouth College together in the early 1980s. According to the indictment, D'Souza donated $20,000 to Long's campaign by aggregating the money from various people and falsely reporting the source of the funds. But Gerald Molen, a co-producer of 2016, says the charge is politically motivated.

    "In America, we have a long tradition of not doing what is commonly done in too many other countries -- criminalizing dissent through the selective enforcement of the law," Molen tells THR.

    D'Souza first learned he was being investigated in the middle of 2013, several months after 2016 had earned $33 million at the box office and become the second-most-popular political documentary in U.S. history. The film included an interview with Obama's half-brother, George Obama, who was mildly critical of the president.

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    1. Molen says D'Souza is being singled out for "an alleged minor violation" in the same way the IRS reportedly targeted conservative Tea Party groups for retribution. "In light of the recent events and the way the IRS has been used to stifle dissent, this arrest should send shivers down the spines of all freedom-loving Americans," Molen says.

      D'Souza was in San Diego working on his next film and book, each to be called America, when he was informed he was about to be indicted and that he should fly to New York and turn himself in to authorities. The indictment came late Thursday, according to those with knowledge of the situation.

      D'Souza's upcoming film America is due in theaters July 4 and is co-produced by Molen, who won a best picture Oscar for Schindler's List, and Gray Frederickson, who won a best picture Oscar for The Godfather Part II. D'Souza wrote and stars in the film, which is directed by John Sullivan. The filmmakers emailed a statement to THR vowing to release the film on schedule.

      "We believe this is an unfortunate misunderstanding arising out of Dinesh D'Souza's desire to help the uphill campaign of a friend," the statement reads. "There was no intent to do anything illegal or corrupt in any way. This will have no impact on the film America, which will be released on the Fourth of July this year as previously announced. Filming is on schedule and D'Souza will continue to lead the enterprise."

      Sources say D'Souza has been cooperating with authorities. He will surrender Friday for processing and be arraigned in the Southern District of New York.

      Benjamin Brafman, an attorney for D'Souza, tells THR that his client "did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever ... at worst this was an act of misguided friendship by D'Souza."

      Molen added: "When American citizens begin to suspect that people are being arrested for alleged minor violations because of their vocal dissent against their elected representatives or rulers, it breeds disrespect and contempt for the law and suspicion of those officials. … If this unfortunate action against Dinesh is intended to deter the release of his upcoming film, America, that effort will fail."

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    2. Didn't think the movie was so hot but his books, which are written with the help and review of a research committee, are very good.

      Highly recommended *****

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    3. Here's the link:

      http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/2016-obamas-america-filmmaker-indicted-673670

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    1. Rufus IIThu Jan 23, 09:25:00 PM EST
    Ah, Quirk, every one of those polls that I've seen that has asked "why" the respondent opposes Obamacare it has been a remarkably constant 15% that said it was because the program wasn't "progressive enough" - ie. it wasn't single-payer.


    So, as to my first question, I assume you didn't actually read the poll question. However, more important was my second question, why do you assume that the 15% that says it is 'against' the ACA because they want a single-payer system should go into the 'approve' of Obamacare column.

    In my opinion, the argument is specious. There is no knowing how many of the 15% actually favor Obamacare over the previous private system. The ACA and single-payer are completely different. The ACA is designed to assure everyone is able to get insurance. It does so by certain mandates laid on top of the current private system. It doesn't even offer a public option, an idea that was shot down in 2009. The single payer system does away with the private system altogether and is funded by taxes. It concentrates on supplying medical care and profits are not involved.

    The fact that the 15% might want a system completely run by the government, IMO, does not mean they 'approve' of a flawed ACA.

    The botched implementation of Obamacare has created a bittersweet moment for advocates of a universal, single-payer health care system: They saw this coming, but they can't gloat about it.

    "We may have an 'I-told-you-so' moment, but it's hard to get any pleasure out of it knowing how many people are actually going to get hurt," said Stephanie Woolhandler, a New York-based doctor who co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program, a group that pushes for universal health care. "You had a bad system, and you're putting a patch on it using the same flawed insurance companies that got us here in the first place," she said.

    In the seven weeks since the insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act debuted, Obamacare has been defined by faulty websites, millions of canceled health plans and uncertainty about whether President Barack Obama's administration can set up a new marketplace for private health insurance that protects consumers against industry practices like excluding the sick, while ensuring less-well-off Americans can afford coverage.

    Single-payer advocates favor scrapping private health insurance and enrolling everyone in a program akin to Medicare with a comprehensive set of benefits that is financed through taxation, one whose primary focus is providing medical care, not earning profits.

    To them, the messiness of Obamacare's infancy was inevitable; the law is built upon a fragmented health care system and a private insurance industry that they believe, by definition, is focused on profit first and the needs of its customers second..


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/obamacare-single-payer_n_4312394.html

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    1. CBS Video


      Cash, the daughter of the late country legend, Johnny Cash, had 10 #1 country hits of her own in the 1980s, though she spurned Nashville for New York City.

      “I pushed it away for so long,” Cash says while revisiting the South with Mason. “I didn’t feel at home. I wanted a bigger world.”

      Cash tells Mason she reconnected with the region after a series of road trips with her husband, musician and producer, John Leventhal.

      Together they visited significant places in Arkansas where her dad grew up, Tennessee and the Mississippi Delta.

      The songs inspired by her visits are collected in her new album, The River & The Thread.

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  13. BlueCross/BlueShield used to be a non profit group but it's hard to say just what they are today.

    They have some cash reserves but are or were required by law to have that.

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    DougThu Jan 23, 10:19:00 PM EST

    He don't even remember predicktin that Scott Walker would be laid low by Wisconsinite cheese-eating union thugs in payback for his bravery in office.


    This from the president of Maui Mensa who daily offers stories of and bemoans his failing mental faculties. Our initial discussion on Walker came in 2011 (as I recall) when he was, like many governors across the US demanding concessions from public service unions.

    I have always held the position that unions in the private sector although sometimes overstepping on demands have for the most part been a positive factor with regard to the US economy and the creation of today's middle class. On the other hand, whereas a private company can go bankrupt when caving to unreasonable union demands, a municipality rarely does because of the blank check taxpayers end up providing. Therefore, there are not the checks and balances in place where I could support public sector unions as other than advisory rather than negotiating entities.

    Therefore, I made no comments about specific changes Scott Walker was trying to implement with the public sector unions. What I did comment on was the Walker issue in conjunction with the move by other governors, many if not most GOP, in moving aggressively against public sector unions. The point I made was that as we were approaching 2012, the GOP had a lot of things going for them with regard to the economy. One of them, and important one IMO, was what was described as the 'indifference' being perceived in the Democratic base. I made the point that by taking the actions they were with regard to the attacks on the unions, the GOP was providing the Dems with a rallying point for their base. My statement was merely a political calculation and observation. Naturally, as is your wont and as we have seen displayed here recently, you read more into it than that.

    As for my 'predicktin that Scott Walker would be laid low', I assume this had to do with the recall though it is often hard to decipher exactly what you are saying. Also, I assume that the claim is itself merely another those ghostly spectres floating around in the miasma encompassing that addled brain of yours. I don't often speculate on elections or recalls at the state level, not even here in my home state though I may speculate on the pros, cons, or factors affecting either candidate going into an election. The Walker/union issue was in all the papers, easy to find the exact time. You ought to be able to go back in the archives. If you find a quote of me 'predicktin' Scott Walkers demise, please bring it forward (with the date of the post) and I will be glad to admit to a faulty memory.

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      As for Walker's billion dollar surplus, Governor Snyder here in Michigan, a state in as bad and probably worse condition than Wisconsin during the start of the recession, is trying to figure out what to do with the $1.3 billion dollar surplus we have. Hopefully, he will do something more sensible than giving it back to the public. Snyder did it through tax reform and cost cutting across the board no on any particular sector.

      As for my prognostication, if you were actually talking about the recall and can produce a post from me proving your point, bring it forward and I will admit my error. If not, no harm done. I will simply chalk it up as another Dougism.

      With regard to my comment that the push by the GOP to reign in public services unions might, despite any justification there might have been, unify and energize the Democratic base, well, we have the 2012 election results. The Dems won the popular vote and picked up seats in both the house and Senate. Obama became the first president since Ike to win two elections in a row with popular vote tallies over 51%.

      There were six states that I recall that were being talked about at the time of the Walker debate in Wisconsin. In addition to Wisconsin, there was Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maine. The all had Republican governors and with the exception of Indiana, they all went for Obama in 2012. It doesn't prove I was right or that my speculation on the union issue actually did help unite the Dem base; but on the other hand it sure doesn't show that my predicktin was wrong either.

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    2. Surprised that you don't remember wrt Walker:

      I cited him as not being a go along to get along RINO "conservative" that several of y'all had been complaining about.

      You said it would end up biting him in the ass,

      ...turned out not to be the case, even with bused-in community organizers.

      The rest has been history, up to the present.

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    4. Luckily, I read your last comment before the preceding one, or I would have simply dismissed your wordy bloviations with a loud fart.

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    5. Damn, that q fellow can move a jury !

      Absolute master of self justification and b.s.

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    6. "Hopefully, he will do something more sensible than giving it back to the public."

      What is it about "giving" it back to the "public" (THE TAXPAYERS THEY TOOK IT FROM) that's wrong?

      Not paying for more counterproductive Big Government schemes, or better pay for our Indoctrination Corps, aka Public Teachers Unionistas?

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    7. If I were a juror, I'd nullify him when he goes on like that.

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    8. "It doesn't prove I was right or that my speculation on the union issue actually did help unite the Dem base; but on the other hand it sure doesn't show that my predicktin was wrong either."

      I can't prove, though I know it's true, that q, like Sarah Palin, can unite the base by mouth farting at the Barber Shop.

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    9. If I were a juror, I'd find him innocent just to shut him up and get him out of the courtroom.

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      You said it would end up biting him in the ass,.

      Surely, you will understand my credulity given your performance here over the last couple weeks.

      I remember events and the discussions as I laid them out above. You have made the accusation that I said something different. I am perfectly willing to apologize for a faulty memory if you show me the evidence. Easy peasy. No big deal. You can google to get the time we would have ben having the discussion (probably spring of 2011) and use the archives. Just show the quote and show the date in case there is any question of context with your interpretation of the words.

      Show me the Carfax and the conversation is over and you will have made your point.

      Lord knows, you could use a win.

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      What is it about "giving" it back to the "public" (THE TAXPAYERS THEY TOOK IT FROM) that's wrong?

      I may have misread your post. If so, I apologize. You provided no details of the billion dollar tax cut. If he is providing a tax RATE cut based on the assumption of a billion dollar surplus each year, I would applaud his decision to give it back to the people.

      However, if as I read your comment, they find themselves with a surplus this year with no guarantee there will be the same each year in the future, in other words a one time shot, then I think there are better things to use it on.

      There are like 6 million people in Wisconsin. Round the give back way up, and say the average per capita give-back would be $200. Now, we don't know how it would be given back. Its easy to say they will give it all back but usually a portion ends up getting taken off the top and you are left with trinkets for the natives. IF it is all given back and they did it on the basis of income paid in, a many would get more money while others got little or nothing. Say of those that got money the average was a $1000 bucks (pick any number you want but realize the higher you put the number the more people in the state who will get nothing.)

      What will the $1,000 get you? A really nice flat screen, gas for a few months? Some might think it nice but the people who got the biggest payback would likely be the people who appreciate it least. Many (most?) would get nothing or its equivalent.

      There are alternatives. So far there has been nothing put in place to prevent the same kind of ship wreck we experienced in 2008. The too big to fail are now too bigger to fail. There is no investment due to uncertainty. The recovery is tame when compared to past recoveries. Here and world wide economies are slowing. The drop in the market yesterday was based on the persistent feeling that a drawback is coming, fueled recently by the slowdown in China and emerging markets. Unemployment and jobs continue to be a major problem and a drag on the economy.

      A rainy day fund would be a good thing to have in your pocket when the next fiasco hits.

      The reports continue about the failing infrastructure in the US, bridges, roads, water systems. We call ourselves the leader of the free world but our airports and transportation systems are a joke. As I recall the US is rated somewhere around 29th worldwide when looking at the status of infrastructure. Rufus wants to build ethanol plants but the fact is we lose tens of billions each year because of added fuel costs, added repair costs, and lost time because of our poor roads. Ancient water systems continue to pump billions of gallons of water into the ground through leaks in some areas while other areas of the country are water starved.

      Some infrastructure spending at the state level would be nice in terms creating jobs and cutting costs.

      It's the grasshopper or ant situation when considering how to spend a one-time surplus.

      I'd go on but I need some coffee.

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  15. ...and all that time I thought I'd come back to some praise for my unearthing The Reborn Ms Cash/Leventhal.

    Shoulda known a Jew Lover/Fucker would not receive a warm welcome in this crowd.

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    1. Somebody oughta start producin some Clay Jews for folks that have grown tired of blasting Pigeons out of the sky.

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    2. Bonus points for any shooter that can blast the Jew and leave the Kippah undamaged.

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    3. Likewise any Mullah that can eliminate Israel and not touch off a wider war.

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    4. "Personalized Kippah - Kippot for all Occasions - Kippah.com‎

      Adwww.kippah.com/‎

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      Suede Embossed Kippot - New Deluxe Satin Kippot "

      I'm gonna order one w/a veil for our son's wedding.

      Next Christmas!

      No Carson City Quicky like his parents.

      Hope they don't go all Filipino on us and harness themselves to a lifetime of debt.

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    5. Invasion of the Flying YARMULKES !

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      Doug your sugar is low.

      Have some orange juice and a cookie.

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    7. doug, great company, bought from them several times…

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  16. Here's my Shatner imitation: "Doug....has become....Farmer Bob!"

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    1. You're the first, but you won't be the last!

      I didn't study w/The Groundlings for nthing.

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  17. Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

    "Stephen Hawking has proposed a new solution to the black-hole firewall paradox, which has been vexing physicists for almost two years. The paradox troubles physicists because if the firewall scenario is correct, Einstein's general theory of relativity is flouted. But the classical theory black hole cannot be reconciled to the quantum mechanical prediction that energy and information can escape from a black hole. Now Hawking has proposed a tantalizingly simple solution to the paradox which allows both quantum mechanics and general relativity to remain intact — black holes simply do not have an event horizon to catch fire. The key to his claim is that quantum effects around the black hole cause spacetime to fluctuate too wildly for a sharp boundary surface to exist. As Hawking writes in his paper, 'The absence of event horizons mean that there are no black holes — in the sense of regimes from which light can't escape to infinity.'"

    Now he tells me.

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    1. Hawking likes to throw stink-bombs. It was his hypothesis that information was lost forever in a black hole encounter that led to the current understanding of the event horizon et al. Whether he is merely being Pukish or is serious, time will show.

      What I found interesting in that quote was "infinity". Is the universe infinite?

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    2. He could be being "Puckish" also, which is a far more appealing thought.

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    3. " Is the universe infinite?"

      Maybe, maybe not.

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  18. D'Souza can thank John McCain for the grief.

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  19. Noonan: The Sleepiness of a Hollow Legend
    The State of the Union is a grand tradition—but only if people are listening.


    It is hard to take seriously a fellow who told such a blatant lie. Even so, half the country will still love the guy, because this is a religious war.

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    1. Gentiles are not commanded to circumcise their sons. Imitation can go horribly wrong if not properly trained…

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    1. Really? Sometimes you just sound plain stupid.

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