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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000925 Oct 11, 2013
Switch gears!

Gov shut down...

we out of money?

Why?

People asked and they received...

Tax break for playing the Clarinet!

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tip...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1000926 Oct 11, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>There are millions of Americans that need a full time job to buy healthcare you idiot.. Not part time jobs and lousy healthcare you moron...
A moocher like Patrick always wears his shoes backwards... You dumbass..
When the Tea Party Patriots take back the country in 2014, you commies, brown shirt liberals and moochers will need to learn and fish or cut bait...
It's the culture...
The actual number of people who really couldn't afford health care was included with those who could but chose not to in the total number of the "uninsured".

How is that going to be any different now?

How many will just pay the penalty until they get sick and then sign up? How many will not pay the penalty OR sign up and just go to the ER as they've always done?

Even if millions sign up, unless young working males between the ages of 21 and 39 and those who live in states where premiums have doubled and tripled are willing to pay the brunt of the costs, who is going to end up paying for this?

All the IRS can do is write nasty letters and threaten to garnish wages if penalties aren't paid. Will they garnish the wages of the poor or turn them away from ERs?

The possible scenarios of this being an abject failure are endless.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1000927 Oct 11, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Its come to this? You're quoting comments on Facebook as a credible source?
We've just reached a new level of stupid here.
Its the culture.
Anecdote comments from one source is as good as from another.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1000928 Oct 11, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
No one is arguing with most of your 5/6 point list but #4, get a job, shows how clueless you are. You show zero concern or compassion for people that follow all your criteria but that one. You whine about the economy being weak but fail to recognize that jobs that can support a family have been disappearing as automation replaces humans. Your hardass fuck'mall attitude is why your teabagger friends are losing support. People are too smart to buy into your "anyone that helps a fellow American is a communist" mantra.
So re-write your list to provide for Americans that can't find work through no fault of their own. And please don't cop out and say there are jobs out there that you can support a family on for everyone if you just look hard enough. That's just plain stupid.
Have you asked yourself WHY there are no jobs and why small businesses aren't hiring and why a growing number of chains are switching to part-time employees? Think real hard.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000929 Oct 11, 2013
Gov shutdown!

No money for Veterans...

Kids will starve...

where did the money go?

It went to

study pigeons!!!!!

$144,000

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.de...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000930 Oct 11, 2013
Gov shutdown!

No money for Veterans...

Kids will starve...

where did the money go?

It went to...

construct an ancient Hawaiian canoe!
$2 million bucks!

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.de...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000931 Oct 11, 2013
Gov shutdown!

No money for Veterans...

Kids will starve...

where did the money go?

It went to...
Make Worcestershire sauce

$6,000

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.de...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1000932 Oct 11, 2013
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Its my hope (and new poll numbers are very encouraging) is that this most recent nonsense will kill the Republican Party. The party is non-functional in its factionalism. The next three biggest organized and balloted parties are, in descending order: the Libertarian Party, Green Party, and the Constitution Party. The Libertarian Party speaks for itself, the Constitution Party is for all the Jesus Nazis, old school republicans would probably split between the two. Those two parties can caucus against the Democrats. I hope too that the Green Party will pull members away from the Democratic Party once the Republican Party is no longer the threat that binds the two now. Environmentalists and hippies are as disgusted with the Ds as Libertarians are with the Rs.
Then we might have a representative government that would be necessarily smaller because only shared purposes would make their way into law. For instance: the Constitution Party won't be able to ban abortion because that's not on any of the other parties' agenda meanwhile the Ds wouldn't be able to do something like expand welfare because that's not on any other parties' agenda either. But, the Green, Libertarian and D parties could all caucus against the Constitution Party to reduce military spending and overseas occupation.
Perfect!
The Republican party has become fractured and dysfunctional__just like Islam.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000933 Oct 11, 2013
Gov shutdown!

No money for Veterans...

Kids will starve...

where did the money go?

It went to...

"...study the effect of naval communications on a bull's potency."
$10,000

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.de...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000934 Oct 11, 2013
Gov shutdown!

No money for Veterans...

Kids will starve...

where did the money go?

It went to...

"...study the breeding habits of the woodchuck."
$1.2 million

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.de...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000935 Oct 11, 2013
Gov shutdown!

No money for Veterans...

Kids will starve...

where did the money go?

It went to...
buy...

"...gold-embossed playing cards on Air Force Two."
$57,000

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.de...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1000937 Oct 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The Republican party has become fractured and dysfunctional__just like Islam.
Realtime who makes a claim, then can't back it up! Talk about you looking stupid and working hard to prove it, that's idiot!

It's the culture...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000938 Oct 11, 2013
Gov shutdown!

No money for Veterans...

Kids will starve...

where did the money go?

It went to...

"...research soy-based ink"
$100,000

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.de...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000939 Oct 11, 2013
Gov shutdown!

No money for Veterans...

Kids will starve...

where did the money go?

It went to...

"...study how to avoid falling spacecraft"
$100,000

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.de...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000940 Oct 11, 2013
Gov shutdown!

No money for Veterans...

Kids will starve...

where did the money go?

It went to...

"... research the sex lives of South African ground squirrels."
$600,000

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.de...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1000941 Oct 11, 2013
How Talk Radio and Fox News Brainwashed My Dad

A filmmaker's father came to believe the extreme right-wing lies of Rush Limbaugh and other conservative media mavens.

October 10, 2013


Jen Senko is a filmmaker who watched in horror as her father slowly came to believe the extreme right-wing lies of Rush Limbaugh and other conservative media mavens. Now she’s making a documentary about it called The Brainwashing of My Dad.
So when Rush Limbaugh told him that poor people and Mexicans and blacks and feminazis were to blame for well, everything, he got mad too and took it up as his cause. He would get super-angry and bite the middle of his tongue and look like he was going to explode.
ROC: How exactly did his behavior change?

JS: When I was growing up my dad seemed to love everybody. I never heard any kind of talk against any race or ethnicity. He was funny and goofy and talked to anybody....When I was in college I knew a lot of gays, and he was friendly and even gregarious and even thought them "cultured." He wasn't prejudiced at all. It wasn't until later that he underwent a radical change.

When my dad changed, he became obsessive. He got angrier. After he retired, he would sit in the kitchen and eat his lunch and listen to Rush Limbaugh for three full hours a day. God forbid you interrupt Rush.
You couldn’t argue with him. He was one angry, whirling, right-wing dervish. He even got mail from and gave money to the NRA though never owned a gun in his life. My mother found he wrote all these checks to various right-wing causes.
Rush's audience is 72% men and most are white over the age of 65, and with Fox and other outlets, it’s similar stats.
ROC: If you had 30 seconds to speak to Rush Limbaugh, what would you say?

JS: I guess I’d ask him a number of “why”s. Why do you do what you do? Is it the money? Do you believe what you say? Do you realize you have been a party to the destruction of families all across America by tearing them apart into “Dittoheads” versus non-Rushies? How do you feel about yourself? Are you proud of yourself? Then I would call him a Fat Fuck (not that there’s anything wrong with being fat).

http://www.alternet.org/media/how-talk-radio-...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1000942 Oct 11, 2013
From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington.

The Republican establishment also is signaling a willingness to strike back at the tea party in next fall's elections.

"It's time for someone to act like a grown-up in this process," former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu argues, faulting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and tea party Republicans in the House as much as President Barack Obama for taking an uncompromising stance.

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is just as pointed, saying this about the tea party-fueled refusal to support spending measures that include money for Obama's health care law: "It never had a chance."

The anger emanating from Republicans like Sununu and Barbour comes just three years after the GOP embraced the insurgent political group and rode its wave of new energy to return to power in the House.

Now, they're lashing out with polls showing Republicans bearing most of the blame for the federal shutdown, which entered its 11th day Friday. In some places, they're laying the groundwork to take action against the tea party in the 2014 congressional elections.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/establishme...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000943 Oct 11, 2013
Gov shutdown!

No money for Veterans...

Kids will starve...

where did the money go?

It went here...

"USDA...protect Sage Grouse habitat."
$22 million

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.de...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1000944 Oct 11, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Patrick who makes a claim, then can't back it up! Talk about looking stupid and working hard to prove it, that's Patrick nad idiot!
Truckers Ride for the Constitution October 11 - Take to Beltway in protest of Obama...
See Facebook Truckers Ride For The Constitution 150,688 likes · 105,135 talking about this..
https://www.facebook.com/ridefortheconstituti...
The longer the government stays shutdown, more the blame falls on our fearless leader and chief obama...
Tear down this Wall Comrade obama...
Go Truckers!!... Go Middle Clas!!... Go Bikers!!...
It's the culture...
What isn't being said is, those truckers are paying out of their own pockets for the fuel to deadhead to Washington to register their protest, as opposed to the subsidized occupy and civil rights and muslim protests.

Now, just who would you give more credence to, someone paying for their own protest, or someone who is being paid to protest?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1000945 Oct 11, 2013
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Its my hope (and new poll numbers are very encouraging) is that this most recent nonsense will kill the Republican Party. The party is non-functional in its factionalism. The next three biggest organized and balloted parties are, in descending order: the Libertarian Party, Green Party, and the Constitution Party. The Libertarian Party speaks for itself, the Constitution Party is for all the Jesus Nazis, old school republicans would probably split between the two. Those two parties can caucus against the Democrats. I hope too that the Green Party will pull members away from the Democratic Party once the Republican Party is no longer the threat that binds the two now. Environmentalists and hippies are as disgusted with the Ds as Libertarians are with the Rs.
Then we might have a representative government that would be necessarily smaller because only shared purposes would make their way into law. For instance: the Constitution Party won't be able to ban abortion because that's not on any of the other parties' agenda meanwhile the Ds wouldn't be able to do something like expand welfare because that's not on any other parties' agenda either. But, the Green, Libertarian and D parties could all caucus against the Constitution Party to reduce military spending and overseas occupation.
Perfect!
Of all the mindless things Progressives say, the top of the list is hey wouldn't a one party system be a great idea.

None of the smaller parties would be a challenge to Dems.

However, according to the pollster Silverstein this is naval gazing as by election time this will be behind and a new political issue will be forefront-like hating on Obamacare.

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