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Morgan Griffith, GOP Rep, Compares Default To American Revolution

Morgan Griffith, GOP Rep, Compares Default To American Revolution

Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 16:31:39 in Politics

“It seems to me it's more like the Whisky Rebellion against President George Washington-- irate citizens opposed to the tax on whisky needed to pay off the debt incurred by fighting the American Revolution. Same sense of "patriotism" and motivated by the same spirit(s)...”

katiec1963 on Oct 12, 2013 at 16:36:22

“And back then gov bonds represented claims on our gold holdings.

Now, gov bonds are secure savings vehicles which pay interest.”
Democrats Are Winning -- Must Be Time To Cave, Say Democrats

Democrats Are Winning -- Must Be Time To Cave, Say Democrats

Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 11:25:46 in Politics

“I, for one, believe that Pres. Obama will not negotiate-- he'll just give in, as was the case with extending the Bush-era tax breaks a few years back.....”

yellowbusdriver on Oct 12, 2013 at 11:31:06

“He didn't "give in" ... the Republicans were threatening unemployment benefits so he conceded an extension of one for the extension of the other. In the middle of the recovery, it was the right thing despite capitulating to the plutocrats to get it done.

You can't keep doing that though, because they'll keep moving the goal posts and denying any previous concessions, using them instead as a way to get further meat off the bone.”
16 Ways Europeans Are Just Better At Life

16 Ways Europeans Are Just Better At Life

Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 14:04:09 in World

“Oh, and university tuition is minimal in most of Europe.”
Wall Street Deregulation Bills Likely To Attract Bipartisan Support After Shutdown Negotiations

Wall Street Deregulation Bills Likely To Attract Bipartisan Support After Shutdown Negotiations

Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 21:47:28 in Politics

“True, it looks like we're headed for the Kooooch Bros' dream of dispensing with an elected Congress and just letting a Board of Directors run the country directly, with perhaps some input from major stockholders at a yearly meeting...”
Dick Durbin Willing To Look At Obamacare Change, 'But Not With A Gun To My Head'

Dick Durbin Willing To Look At Obamacare Change, 'But Not With A Gun To My Head'

Commented Sep 29, 2013 at 20:18:13 in Politics

“I hope Sen. Durbin is not a harbinger of Dems starting to cave in....”
Trader Joe's To Drop Health Coverage For Part-Time Workers Under Obamacare: Memo

Trader Joe's To Drop Health Coverage For Part-Time Workers Under Obamacare: Memo

Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 18:20:16 in Business

“Are there some false-flags from a PR firm hired by Trader Joe's (and other companies) to argue their case? Just asking...”
Trader Joe's To Drop Health Coverage For Part-Time Workers Under Obamacare: Memo

Trader Joe's To Drop Health Coverage For Part-Time Workers Under Obamacare: Memo

Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 17:43:27 in Business

“Let's face it -- the GOP force an imperfect/complicated healthcare program instead of single-payer, and now some big compannies that can not outsource overseas (how can you order a pizza from China?) are taking advantage of this excuse to make more people part-time and to shed what healthcare responsibilities they did have. Hey what a great chance to increase profits and exert pressure on the workforce.”

MightyServant on Sep 11, 2013 at 18:09:09

“"the GOP force an imperfect/complicated..." That's a lie. The GOP forced nothing, the GOP did NOT vote for the steaming pile of healthcare takeover. It was 100% D's only, making closed door deals, lying, and not bothering to even read the bill which was never about care, only about control.

"taking advantage of this excuse to make more people part-time..." How is it you know that? Just speculating? You must be because there's a thousand reasons to shore up your employment picture. With the healthcare takeover getting ready to go into full swing many companies have taken great pains to see how it will affect their bottom line (remember, a company needs to be fairly healthy themselves in order to have employees in the first place) and they are finding the monstrous legislation increases their costs so they have to take precautions to remain profitable. Business is not about making libs feel good, although when a gov't gets out of the way and allows us our freedoms, industries flourish and we don't sit around talking about the poor unemployment numbers or how our citizen's quality of life has eroded under the lackluster O and company.

If you'll just start caring more about the country and forget about Barack's career for a minute all of what's going on will become crystal clear. He's a bad President and his massive tax is bad for the country.”

daskon on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:58:41

“GOP had no say so in this or any other bill about health care. Liberal senate leaders wrote and passed this bill along with the support of their liberal so called republican counterparts, like the traitor McCain. The so called single payer would have not held up to Supreme Court Scrutiny since it would clearly mandate all Americans must participate, which is clearly unconstituional”

HuftonPufton on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:52:37

“GOPs fault...they didn't force Pelosi and Reid to bend the rules to pass ACA.... They wanted this not the GOP”

Slave Of Left on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:50:19

“GOP forced what? Clear majorities in both chambers for the Democrats and you STILL blame the GOP?

Get a clue...”
Pat Robertson Documentary 'Mission Congo' Reignites Diamond Mine Fraud Allegations [UPDATE]

Pat Robertson Documentary 'Mission Congo' Reignites Diamond Mine Fraud Allegations [UPDATE]

Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 23:37:28 in Religion

“Yeah, Virginia State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (now running for governor to replace Gov. McGift-McDonnell) was too busy initiating court cases against global warming, heliocentrism, and the germ theory of infection to worry about charity scams. I can understand that, not.”
Bill Flores: House 'Would Probably' Vote To Impeach Obama

Bill Flores: House 'Would Probably' Vote To Impeach Obama

Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 16:39:34 in Politics

“So? I sent Rep. Flores an email of support (he needs encouragement):
Dear Congressman Flores,
Even though I know lots of (most?) people think your ideas about impeaching Pres. Obama are daffy, I support your other initiatives to retroactively impeach Pres. Reagan for invading Grenada, and Pres. Bush, Sr. for invading Panama without seeking Congressional approval. I am glad you are spending your time in Congress wisely and I am sure Texas is proud of the fact that you will soon find another great issue to sink your teeth into. Keep pulling those great ideas from out of a hat, or from wherever you pull them out.”
What America <em>Isn't</em> Doing That The Rest Of The World Has Mastered

What America Isn't Doing That The Rest Of The World Has Mastered

Commented Aug 18, 2013 at 17:20:17 in Healthy Living

“And college tuition is minimal.”
Dana Rohrabacher, GOP House Science Committee Member: 'Global Warming Is A Total Fraud'

Dana Rohrabacher, GOP House Science Committee Member: 'Global Warming Is A Total Fraud'

Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 15:29:48 in Politics

“So what? I sent the Congressman an email of support:
Dear Congressman Rohrabacher,
Let me pat you on the back for your work against what those sneaky scientists are trying to do to us. Your campaign against global warming, heliocentrism, the germ theory of infection, and all those other silly theories that scientists cook up in their labs makes you really stand out. So what if Canada turns into a tropical jungle, who cares, right? Finally, there’s someone who isn’t afraid to say what he thinks even if people are going to laugh at him—that’s really rare these days. You just keep pulling out those ideas from wherever you pull them out!
Have a good day,”
Peter King: 'I'm Serious' About Exploring A Run For President

Peter King: 'I'm Serious' About Exploring A Run For President

Commented Aug 11, 2013 at 14:44:41 in Politics

“Do you think Peter King is going to pick Congressman Steve King from Iowa as a running mate? Just asking.”

David Balmer on Aug 11, 2013 at 14:58:08

“Well, King Kong does play Ping Pong with his Ding Dong in Hong Kong.
Two Kings would pretty much mess that up.”

billselfconcord on Aug 11, 2013 at 14:55:47

“I hear he`s talking to PeeWee Herman.”

Rudderman on Aug 11, 2013 at 14:49:48

“That would be pretty funny. Two King's who want to rule the country.”
Peter King: 'I'm Serious' About Exploring A Run For President

Peter King: 'I'm Serious' About Exploring A Run For President

Commented Aug 11, 2013 at 14:34:37 in Politics

“Oh please do --and pick that guy with "the rent is too damn high" slogan. for Vice-President. We always need some comic relief.”

wonderYrednow on Aug 11, 2013 at 14:46:27

“He through his weight behind Mr. Wiener for Mayor!”
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi Out As Military Presents Roadmap

Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi Out As Military Presents Roadmap

Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 20:19:40 in World

“I can see Rove slapping his forehead-- "Why didn't we think of that in 2008?"”

begabug on Jul 3, 2013 at 20:20:21

“they ain't got near enough people for that.”
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi Out As Military Presents Roadmap

Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi Out As Military Presents Roadmap

Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 17:56:53 in World

“Unfortunately, the Egyptian Army is not likely to provide solutions to the country's problems-- they are part of the problem, with rampant corruption and a chokehold on large parts of the economy (which the Army owns either as an institution or by the senior officers). They are not pro-democracy-- just pro-retaining their privileges and continuing as a state-within-a-state. There is one thing one cannot do with bayonets-- sit on them.”
Ann Coulter: Win Latino Vote By Rejecting Immigration Reform

Ann Coulter: Win Latino Vote By Rejecting Immigration Reform

Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 17:48:23 in Latino Voices

“Typical of the liberal media --you didn't carry Ann's full advice to the GOP: court the labor vote by pushing for more Right to Work Laws, get more NRA votes by suggesting we study the gun control experience of Australia, Britain, or Japan, win more environmentalist votes by reopening asbestos mines. Ann can pull original ideas from her hat-- or from wherever-- that will ensure for the GOP the future it deserves.”
Mark Sanford South Carolina Victory Takes Him From 'Free Fall' To Rebirth

Mark Sanford South Carolina Victory Takes Him From 'Free Fall' To Rebirth

Commented May 7, 2013 at 22:06:51 in Politics

“Will his Argentinian first lady be joining him in DC to manage his busy entertainment schedule? Now he'll really have more time to hit the Appalachian Trail, or think of all the junkets to Buenos Aires his new job will afford him.”

Changeover on May 7, 2013 at 22:15:20

“LA Mayor had some cute thing from some Ontario TV station and it was all cool then.   Lets not also mention the agua dress libs are known for?
Karl Rove Ranks Bush's Presidency Somewhere 'Up There,' Just Below Washington, Lincoln, Reagan, FDR

Karl Rove Ranks Bush's Presidency Somewhere 'Up There,' Just Below Washington, Lincoln, Reagan, FDR

Commented Apr 26, 2013 at 19:41:51 in Politics

“Yeah, Rove is right: I'd also put Bush right u there in the top 44.”

lkm60 on Apr 26, 2013 at 19:49:31

“But not the top 43 :-)”

Yvette Freedman on Apr 26, 2013 at 19:45:06

“not even top 44, as the Supremes handed it to him rather than Gore”
Nelson, Georgia City Council Wants To Require Each Household To Own A Gun

Nelson, Georgia City Council Wants To Require Each Household To Own A Gun

Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 21:11:40 in Politics

“Aw c'mon, you're exaggerating. what about the Joe Dons and Jim Bobs?”

Thomas Claypool on Mar 6, 2013 at 22:10:13

“Sounds like fancy yankee names to me..... :)”
Rob Woodall Backs Repeal Of 17th Amendment

Rob Woodall Backs Repeal Of 17th Amendment

Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 19:05:25 in Politics

“Surely you jest-- a local coal company, a local company, a local Walmart, a professional sports team, etc. have huge influence at the local level.”
Rob Woodall Backs Repeal Of 17th Amendment

Rob Woodall Backs Repeal Of 17th Amendment

Commented Feb 21, 2013 at 21:44:41 in Politics

“or... beholden to a handful of state legislators and the people/corporations that bankroll them
--millions of people to influence? Voters to convince? I admit--buying off hundreds is easier...”

sociallibfiscalcon on Feb 22, 2013 at 07:12:58

“Corporations play a much lesser role at the state level than at the federal level. Think about it.”
Rob Woodall Backs Repeal Of 17th Amendment

Rob Woodall Backs Repeal Of 17th Amendment

Commented Feb 21, 2013 at 21:40:32 in Politics

“I sent Rep. Wooddall an e-mail of support:

Dear Congressman Woodall,
I want to pat you on the back for wanting to repeal the 17th Amendment which allowed the people to elect their Senators. I agree with you that there are just too many elections and that people (especially them libuhrals) don’t understand like we do that all those candidates just make the government too big. I heard you have a proposal for the President to just appoint Senators, Congressmen, and governors –once we get another Republican in the White House. Attaboy for finding a way to cut out any corruption, phony voters, confusing people, etc. in all those elections. We gotta turn the clock back, and you’re certainly the man to do it!”
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Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment Banning Slavery

Commented Feb 19, 2013 at 00:15:39 in Politics

“See, Miss. knew what it was doing-- if secession had worked, Miss. would only be number 11 now in everything, not 48.”
huffingtonpost entry

Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment Banning Slavery

Commented Feb 19, 2013 at 00:08:57 in Politics

“Next year, Mississippi will recognize the law of gravity, although they're still debating it there.”

Spider8dfly on Feb 19, 2013 at 02:47:19

“Jerome48 wrote:
"Next year, Mississippi will recognize the law of gravity, although they're still debating it there."

Until then we'll just believe in Intelligent Floating.”
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Applebee's Waitress Fired For Sharing 'I Give God 10%' Tip Receipt

Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 23:23:54 in Business

“Oh, are they introducing a suitability test to eat at Applebee's? Are you one of the new screeners for candidates for dinner? A job is a job, I guess.”
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