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PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75830 Nov 9, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
The Jesse Jackson family should be ashamed for sucking at the public teat.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-jesse-jack...
If he kept the job for the benefits, he wouldn't be the first person to do so.

If he quit, his wife could get benefits as a Chicago alderman and put him on her plan.

On the whole, I would rather he suck at the Federal teat; it is better able to absorb his costs.

I only wish all the street people I see downtown who are clearly biploar could get inpatienet care at Mayo Clinic for months.

You are right though, the family should be ashamed of him. Did you see that one of teh charges is that he is facing is spending $14,000 for a watch for his girlfriend using campaign funds.

Like him or hate him Jackson Sr has spent years advancing blacks' place in society. Jackson Jr is reinforcing a negative stereotyp for me and menatl illness does not let him off teh hook for character defects. Sad.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75831 Nov 9, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Wasn't he running unopposed?
No. There was even a write in candidate besides the Republican and the Independent.

Not a word I would often use, but Sheeple in that District

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#75832 Nov 9, 2012
PEllen wrote:
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If he kept the job for the benefits, he wouldn't be the first person to do so.
If he quit, his wife could get benefits as a Chicago alderman and put him on her plan.
On the whole, I would rather he suck at the Federal teat; it is better able to absorb his costs.
I only wish all the street people I see downtown who are clearly biploar could get inpatienet care at Mayo Clinic for months.
You are right though, the family should be ashamed of him. Did you see that one of teh charges is that he is facing is spending $14,000 for a watch for his girlfriend using campaign funds.
Like him or hate him Jackson Sr has spent years advancing blacks' place in society. Jackson Jr is reinforcing a negative stereotyp for me and menatl illness does not let him off teh hook for character defects. Sad.
My mother has a theory that when either 1) he's declared incompetent to serve or 2) they find him guilty of misconduct, Quinn will then appoint his wife to serve out his term.

It all seems so sketchy to me.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#75833 Nov 9, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Unles they paid her to appear on the news, I don't see any benefit to her to appear on tv illustrating what a dumbass she is to the whole community.
There are lots of people who just want to be on TV.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#75834 Nov 9, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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This is probably a loaded question, but yes.
Just because I am Republican, does not mean I am a radical right-winger. I understand that you liberals are unable to see a difference.
That's why your response to every opinion with which you disagree is to label the person a liberal?
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#75835 Nov 9, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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When the stock market was down when Bush was in office, it was because of his policies.
When the stock market is down with Obama in office, it's because of Europe. I see.
Do people have to have a large portion of their brain removed to become a liberal? Or are you people just born that way?
Depends on the time frame, but that's the point. The reason for a day versus the reason for months or years can be different. The last year-and-a-half Bush was in office, the market lost nearly half its value. Not sure how you blame Clinton since he hadn't been in office for 6.5 years. Since Obama took office, the market has regained about 85% of what it lost under Bush. If you'd like to tell me how Bush gets credit for that turn-around instead of Obama despite the fact that it miraculously coincided with him leaving office, I am happy to listen.

Since: Jan 10

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#75836 Nov 9, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Unles they paid her to appear on the news, I don't see any benefit to her to appear on tv illustrating what a dumbass she is to the whole community.
ITA.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#75837 Nov 9, 2012
PEllen wrote:
Like him or hate him Jackson Sr has spent years advancing blacks' place in society. Jackson Jr is reinforcing a negative stereotyp for me and menatl illness does not let him off teh hook for character defects. Sad.
ITA.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#75838 Nov 9, 2012
For anyone who is in Key West on Nov 13

http://www.keywestisjerseystrong.org/

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#75839 Nov 9, 2012
Vegetarian eaters: My coworker made black bean pancakes with salsa on top and said they were out of this world:

2 cups drained,cooked beans *mash in bowl with fork

then stir in
1 cup dairy (calls for cream, but he used 1% milk)
2 tbs oil or butter
1 egg
seasonings and salt… why not some cheese? screw it….yeah, cheese. HELL YES WE’RE ADDING SOME CHEESE IN HERE! I AM A GOD IN THE KITCHEN AND I REQUIRE CHEESE ALL UP IN THIS B! or not…your call

then mix in until it looks like pancake batter

then add 1 cup flour (add more dairy if too dry)

cook as you would pancakes

Black bean, pinto beans? Add salsa or sour cream as a topper
White beans (cannellini)? Pesto?
Other beans? Go for it.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75840 Nov 9, 2012
squishymama wrote:
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My mother has a theory that when either 1) he's declared incompetent to serve or 2) they find him guilty of misconduct, Quinn will then appoint his wife to serve out his term.
It all seems so sketchy to me.
The governor can appoint someone to fill a Senate seat ( see, Blgojevich, f*ckin golden comment). A Congressional Rep seat seems to depend on when it comes vacant- most often there is a special election.

Your MIL may be right. Credible spouses are often put in place of deceased , and presumably disabled, congressman. How it is done is teh question.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#75841 Nov 9, 2012
OMG, I haven't been to Not Always Right in a while. Some of the new ones are over the top!

Since: Jan 10

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#75842 Nov 9, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
OMG, I haven't been to Not Always Right in a while. Some of the new ones are over the top!
I go there every single day!

Since: Mar 09

Brooklyn, NY

#75843 Nov 9, 2012
So I was supposed to meet A's boyfriend this weekend. I planned around it and left Saturday free (long story short) and after my crappy day yesterday I emailed her and half-jokingly Sadi that I better get to meet him after all that. She wrote back and said she must have forgotten to tell me but they switched weekends. I am so pissed; I planned around this because my friend A is important to me. Obviously when it's an SO things are different but still... I feel like all the stuff I did & didn't do to make myself available don't matter. And that's not true; indirectly it has cost me money, time, and my Saturday night plans. No more - if it works out it works out but I'm not planning around her boyfriend ever again.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#75844 Nov 9, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
So I was supposed to meet A's boyfriend this weekend. I planned around it and left Saturday free (long story short) and after my crappy day yesterday I emailed her and half-jokingly Sadi that I better get to meet him after all that. She wrote back and said she must have forgotten to tell me but they switched weekends. I am so pissed; I planned around this because my friend A is important to me. Obviously when it's an SO things are different but still... I feel like all the stuff I did & didn't do to make myself available don't matter. And that's not true; indirectly it has cost me money, time, and my Saturday night plans. No more - if it works out it works out but I'm not planning around her boyfriend ever again.
she's really contorting herself to accommodate this guy.$10 says this weekend change was all his idea.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75845 Nov 9, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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she's really contorting herself to accommodate this guy.$10 says this weekend change was all his idea.
I'm in an dI will up it $5 that the bf will do whatever it takes to keep A and jamwow part and never neet her face to face

Since: Jan 10

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#75846 Nov 9, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>I'm in an dI will up it $5 that the bf will do whatever it takes to keep A and jamwow part and never neet her face to face
I think that's his motive as well!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#75847 Nov 9, 2012
PEllen wrote:
Not a word I would often use, but Sheeple in that District
And that's what you want for the rest of the country? I'll bet you people STILL vote democrat next time, then wonder why things aren't getting better. Then say it must be because of Republicans!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#75848 Nov 9, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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And that's what you want for the rest of the country? I'll bet you people STILL vote democrat next time, then wonder why things aren't getting better. Then say it must be because of Republicans!
Believe it or not, some people vote for certain PEOPLE and not just the party affiliation.

Since: Jan 10

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#75849 Nov 9, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
And that's what you want for the rest of the country? I'll bet you people STILL vote democrat next time, then wonder why things aren't getting better. Then say it must be because of Republicans!
Your way is not the only way. Stop thinking that you're the only person who knows what's right and what's best.

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