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Old 01-08-2011, 01:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's simple, the real joke here is that the Republicans HAVE to resort to strawman attacks on the Democrats while the truth about their own ridiculous policies is funny enough.
The sad part is that you can exchange Republican and Democrat in that sentence, and - at least to us unbiased, nonpartisan types - leave its truth value completely unchanged.

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Old 01-13-2011, 08:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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When I was a kid in the 60s we drove around town on the "circuit" Averaging 19 mph but going as fast as we could between stop lights.

The cars all had a lope in the idle, either from a cam or from mal adjusted stock carbs. Gas was about 4 gallons per dollar so who cared about fuel economy.

Now that India and China are burning fuel faster than we could ever imagine, price of fuel is out of sight, over 3 bux for one gallon.

I haven't driven my big vans for a while and am driving my vw diesel jetta. Still hoping that I can afford an older turag v10 diesel before I retire.

I hate what this country has become. We've become dependent on chinese loans and have politicians that can not spend their tax dollar incomes fast enough. I read that the leader of Illinois gave his executives a 23% increase in pay and now wants a 66% in income tax. I am tired of bending over for insertion of another injection of tax. Glad that I am a citizen of Missouri.

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...isn't it "funny" that HUMOR and RUMOR have so MUCH in common?

...what do they have in common you ask?

...Answer: a 'grain-of-truth'

...and, what red-blooded American teenager ain't gonna love the built-in 'protection' of that dash-mounted condom dispenser!
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Wow, apparently only democrats want a car that gets good MPGs, and only democrats listen to NPR. Therefore, I guess I am a democrat.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Wow, apparently only democrats want a car that gets good MPGs, and only democrats listen to NPR. Therefore, I guess I am a democrat.
Nope. I drive a car that gets good mpg (Honda Insight), and I used to listen to the local NPR station back in the days when it mostly played classical music, but I sure as h*ll ain't no Democrat. Nor Republican neither :-)

PS: And you'd be amazed at the number of Escalade-sized SUVs with Obama bumperstickers that're running around this area.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I love NPR, and I'm NOT a democrat for sure. Also not republican. We have a Prius in my hometown with McCain/Palin, NRA, and Obama-bashing stickers on it too.
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Hey, I lol'd... even though I'd consider myself a moderate progressive.
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I surly don't want to get into politics either. I have lived here 31 years and never have seen this much cold or snow. My cars sit outside and are buried in drifts.

BTW progressives are left of communists. NPR is left of progressives.

Last week I heard one of my patients tell me that they were going to Australia next year for vacation. They are on public aid and their medical care was paid for by you workers. Glad you guys are willing to support their vacation. It was not an isolated comment. PM me and I have 20 more.
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Last week I heard one of my patients tell me that they were going to Australia next year for vacation. They are on public aid and their medical care was paid for by you workers. Glad you guys are willing to support their vacation. It was not an isolated comment.
(What should be called The People's Kingdom of)
Belgium even has a gov't scheme to sent social cases on a subsidized holiday !


Affordable health care, fine.
Some social protection when you lose your job, fine.
But this social security thing has gone way off track.
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Here they call their welfare check a "paycheck" as in "I get my paycheck next week".

So as with most full time jobs they should be entitled to a vacation so that they can unwind, free from the stresses of watching daytime TV.

As far as losing their job many never work. Their parents never worked and their children will never work. They are fine living on the margins of society.

Look for civil war when society figures out that there is no money for non workers.

I don't know much about Belgium except that I have a Cobra low racer bicycle made there.

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(What should be called The People's Kingdom of)
Belgium even has a gov't scheme to sent social cases on a subsidized holiday !


Affordable health care, fine.
Some social protection when you lose your job, fine.
But this social security thing has gone way off track.

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