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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#813670 Nov 29, 2012
carol wrote:
On a cold November night in Times Square, Officer Lawrence DePrimo encountered an older, barefooted homeless man. The officer disappeared for a moment, then returned with a new pair of boots, and knelt to help the man put them on.
The act of kindness would have gone unnoticed and mostly forgotten, had it not been for a tourist from Arizona.
Her snapshot was taken with her cellphone on a Tuesday and posted to the New York Police Departmentís official Facebook page.
By Wednesday evening, the post had been viewed 1.6 million times and more than 16,000 comments.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50007300
For all you progressive secularists out there, please take note the government did not put shoes on that man's feet. It was rather a random act of kindness and it is up to each and everyone of us to look after each other.
God bless that policeman.
A government worker in a liberal city, in a liberal state, we do need more people like him.
ra_con_teur

Oklahoma City, OK

#813671 Nov 29, 2012
*that kind of*
THE DEBIL

Tempe, AZ

#813673 Nov 29, 2012
I WANT TO HIT ROCK-BOTTOM IN YOU, CAROL, I NEED TO KNOW THAT I'M STRAINING THE FISCAL WALLS HARDER AND HARDER.... DEEPER AND DEEPER... UHHHHHHHH.... UHHHHHHH.... UHHHHHHHH.... UHHHHHHHH..... OH, CAROL, OH, CAROL... I THINK I'M GOING TO...... OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
THE DEBIL

Tempe, AZ

#813675 Nov 29, 2012
I'M GOING TO SMOKE A CIGARETTE NOW CAROL AND THEN I'M GOING TO NEED A LITTLE ASS I THINK. YOU MIGHT WANT TO LUBE UP...
THE DEBIL

Tempe, AZ

#813677 Nov 29, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
Have you ever crawled around with you pants off in a sty?
Those little oinkers are horny.
OH WELL, I SEE YOU JUST HAVEN'T GOT A KNACK FOR THIS SORT OF THING DO YOU? "THOSE LITTLE OINKERS ARE HORNY?" WHO WRITES CRAP LIKE THAT?
THE DEBIL

Tempe, AZ

#813679 Nov 29, 2012
yawk wrote:
I was mainly refering to Network and Cable Stations.
<quoted text>
OH, OH COURSE. OF COURSE YOU WERE... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#813680 Nov 29, 2012
yawk wrote:
I was mainly refering to Network and Cable Stations.
<quoted text>
i don't watch TV news of any sort.
THE DEBIL

Tempe, AZ

#813681 Nov 29, 2012
I-WILL-BEAT-YOU-YET! YOU-EVIL-GOODFORNOTHING!!!
MOMMY! MOMMY! CALL THE MODERATOR, THOSE BAD PEOPLE ARE HERE AGAIN!!!!
THE DEBIL

Tempe, AZ

#813682 Nov 29, 2012
dem wrote:
Get this!
I'm released from my 48 hour hold, get on a bus to my muddas house, where I find her cheating on me with a young girl all of ten.
I think to myself... What would Debil do.
SADLY, I AM STILL AS UNIMAGINATIVE AS EVER SO I CAN'T COME UP WITH ANYTHING?
ra_con_teur

Oklahoma City, OK

#813683 Nov 29, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
I'M GOING TO SMOKE A CIGARETTE NOW CAROL AND THEN I'M GOING TO NEED A LITTLE ASS I THINK. YOU MIGHT WANT TO LUBE UP...
you need a little asssssssss?

here you go!

http://www.minidonkey.net/miniature_donkeys_f...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#813684 Nov 29, 2012
Is Fox Even Helping the Republicans Anymore?

Because Fox generally reports news based on partisan talking points and ideological certainty rather than focusing on pesky things like facts, information and events, it has, in the past, been effective in encouraging misperceptions about President Obama's background, nurturing the growth and development of the Tea Party movement and covering economic policy by referring to any spending by the government as socialism. These things have helped mobilize and misinform the right wing base of the Republican Party. Similarly, during the Bush administration, Fox helped increase support for the Gulf War by repeating White House positions on weapons of mass destruction, almost without question.

Over the last several years, this has been very helpful to the Republican Party, but during 2012, particularly in recent months, this has begun to change. Fox has now become a problem for the Republican Party because it keeps a far right base mobilized and angry making it hard for the party to move to the center, or increase its appeal as it must do to remain electorally competitive. For example, Bill O'Reilly's explanation of why the Obama was reelected may, in fact, resonate, with the older and heavily white viewership of Fox, but it is precisely the wrong public message and messenger for the Party.

Moreover, while Fox helps the Republican Party when it slants its news coverage to the right, it damages the Party when its news coverage becomes too shoddy. A network that cannot get election night right because one of its star pundits simply refuses to accept defeat offers very little reason for potential viewers to watch it. Similarly a network whose pundits are so off in their election predictions will ultimately marginalize itself completely, as Fox is beginning to do.

One of the bigger challenges facing the Republican Party is that they are perceived as the, to phrase it nicely, less smart of the two major parties. The anti-science perspective, unwillingness to speak out against absurd sounding conspiracy theories, and even the attacks on Nate Silver, presumably because Silver did somewhat sophisticated math, have contributed to this and are damaging the party. It is no coincidence that the Obama campaign had a more sophisticated targeting and turnout operation and better statistical modeling. A party that refuses to take a firm stand in support of evolution or recognizing climate change is not going to draw too many people with advanced statistical training as advisors and consultants.

Fox contributes to that environment by creating a climate where partisan rantings of people like Dick Morris are indulged while criticism by serious people like Tom Ricks is shut down and attacked. There is no inevitable link between conservatism and stupidity, but one could be forgiven for coming to that conclusion while watching Fox News. As it is currently constructed, Fox News is going to bring in almost no swing voters in the coming years. It will more likely continue to repel them through poor analysis and rants that strike the precise tone the party should be trying to avoid.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lincoln-mitchel...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#813686 Nov 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>A government worker in a liberal city, in a liberal state, we do need more people like him.
He's probably a veteran; Carol took a lovely feel good story to turn it into something ugly, cuz that's what rightwingers do.
Watch for the haters to start their usual diatribe: that lazy homeless bum, begging for money and boots lives in a brownstone, blah, blah, blah, Janes on the case.
THE DEBIL

Tempe, AZ

#813689 Nov 29, 2012
YOU'RE JUST NOT CLEVER ENOUGH, THAT'S WHY IT FALLS APART SO BADLY. YOU CAN'T BE ME OR HIM OR HER JUST BECAUSE YOU DESPERATELY WANT TO BE... IT TAKES SKILLS. YOU NEED TO PRACTICE... TAKE THE WORD, "DESPERATELY" ABOVE. AT FIRST GLANCE IT SEEMS... SECONDARY. BUT THE MORE YOU LOOK AT IT THE MORE YOU REALIZE IT'S THERE TO HUMILIATE YOU FURTHER. YOU DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF COMMAND OF LANGUAGE, YOU'RE KIND OF AT THE, "THOSE PIGGIES NEED DIRT," LEVEL. IT'S JUST LIKE WHEN YOU WERE STILL MARRIED: "WHAT'S SHE GOT THAT I DON'T HAVE???"
THE DEBIL

Tempe, AZ

#813692 Nov 29, 2012
ra_con_teur wrote:
<quoted text>
you need a little asssssssss?
here you go!
http://www.minidonkey.net/miniature_donkeys_f...
WOW! THAT'S A MAZING! YOU CAME UP WITH ANOTHER MEANING FOR THE WORD "ASS," HUH? THAT IS SOOOOO COOL! HEHEHEHEHEH, YEAH, THAT WAS FOOLISH OF ME NOT TO REALIZE I WAS SETTIN' MYSELF UP FO' YOU CUTTING EDGE HUMOR. SHAME ON ME, SHAME ON ME...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#813694 Nov 29, 2012
carol wrote:
On a cold November night in Times Square, Officer Lawrence DePrimo encountered an older, barefooted homeless man. The officer disappeared for a moment, then returned with a new pair of boots, and knelt to help the man put them on.
The act of kindness would have gone unnoticed and mostly forgotten, had it not been for a tourist from Arizona.
Her snapshot was taken with her cellphone on a Tuesday and posted to the New York Police Departmentís official Facebook page.
By Wednesday evening, the post had been viewed 1.6 million times and more than 16,000 comments.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50007300
For all you progressive secularists out there, please take note the government did not put shoes on that man's feet. It was rather a random act of kindness and it is up to each and everyone of us to look after each other.
God bless that policeman.
If he's a veteran, then the government should put shoes on his feet.
ra_con_teur

Oklahoma City, OK

#813696 Nov 29, 2012
the rac_un_teur wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? How many do you think I can work in before I'm banned?
you meant to say "boned" by that big black mandingo warrior...with the unwashed scotum.....

spread um!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#813701 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
good read.
Rick Santorum, Earmarxists, and the Pro-Life Statist
http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/12/29/rick...
I like how the article points out and is correct these people who call themselves Conservatives are nothing compared to the conservatives of the 1930's just Neo Conservatives which is a Liberal and why todays Right is in trouble and it all started in the 1960's when Psuedo Liberals split like Reagan who invaded the Republican Party and changed the course of the Right.

"no real conservative would have voted for TARP or Cash for Clunkers."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813703 Nov 29, 2012
Realtime wrote:
It's being reported that Syrian rebels are receiving shoulder fired surface to air missiles from Qatar and that at least one Syrian military helicopter and one fighter jet have been shot down this week.
When Assad falls, and he will, these SAM's can easily end up in the hands of terrorists and used to bring down commercial aircraft.
Weird is that Qatar is a US ally which hosted US military support bases during the war against Iraq.
You predicted the fall of Assad within 24 hours at least six months ago. As long as Assad has the backing of Russia and Iran, he will survive.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813706 Nov 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
"high risk areas" = black neighborhoods.
But that's not racist.
If you say "high risk" equals "black", then you are the racist.

"High risk" means high probability of default.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813707 Nov 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
A dictator of what, a destroyed country?
Our way of live is slowly being killed by the growing gap between the wealthy & the poorer as we travel the road of a shrinking middle class.
That is not America. That's a third world country. That s what the Republicans want with their policies that consistently favor the wealthy while expecting the rest to pay for it.
Gotta protect those tax cuts for the wealthy while paying for it through reductions to the entitlements.
Dictators thrive in Third World countries, but live first class themselves. Sounds like Obama.

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