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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77217 Dec 15, 2012

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#77218 Dec 15, 2012
Omg. Probably the most emotional day i've ever had related to someone else's relationship vs my own. I feel Iike I said my piece in a productive and loving way. I'm a good friend after all!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77219 Dec 16, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
I'm a good friend after all!
Yes! Yes you are!:)

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77220 Dec 16, 2012

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77221 Dec 16, 2012
So in other news...

Hillary Clinton suffered a concussion. Now she won't be able to testify in the Senate hearing on Benghazi. I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

Democrats refuse to compromise on a deal preventing the fiscal cliff. I'll bet they're gonna blame the massive tax hikes for everyone on the Republicans.

Illegally cross the border into America! You'll get free health care, free education, and a drivers license! Where do I sign up?!

It's a good idea to introduce policy that appeases illegal citizens rather than the tax paying voters!

More children have been murdered on the streets of Chicago than our troops in Iraq/Afghanistan.

God bless America!

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#77222 Dec 16, 2012
PROSPERITY OBAMA STYLE:
Patton: Right-to-Work in Michigan: 24 down, 26 to go
By Doug Patton December 13, 2012 6:55 am
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Back in the late 1970s, when the now-legendary Lee Iacocca took the reins at Chrysler, he was reputed to have told the union bosses,“Look, boys, I’ve got a shotgun to your head. I’ve got thousands of jobs at seventeen bucks an hour. I’ve got no jobs at twenty.”
And that’s when most Americans would have loved to be making $17 an hour.
Iacocca, of course, had put his money where his mouth was, taking over the ailing corporation for a salary of $1 per year and slashing management pay, while borrowing what today seems like a paltry sum of a couple of billion dollars. By 1983, the company had paid it all back, returning a tidy profit of $350 million to the taxpayer coffers.
Fast forward to 2012. Barack Obama has bailed out Chrysler and General Motors — or, more accurately, bailed out the United Auto Workers (UAW) by handing them ownership of the bonds held by the rightful investors — to the tune of somewhere between $80 billion and $100 billion. Both companies are still struggling, although to hear Obama tell the tale, they are a great American success story, thanks to his largess with our money.
Obama, who has not stopped campaigning since first declaring his candidacy five years ago (in all fairness, it is all the man knows how to do), just happened to be on the road again — in Detroit, of all places — on the very day the legislature was passing and Gov. Rick Snyder was signing historic legislation to make Michigan a right-to-work state. And a month after Obama himself had won the state handily in his own re-election bid, with massive help from the UAW, no less. Who could ever have imagined?
For Michiganders, this was do-or-die time. Detroit, a once-mighty industrial city of 1.8 million people in its heyday, has been reduced to a shell of its former self, gasping along with a population of 800,000, many of them poor and unemployed. Entire sections of the city resemble the worst of parts of the Bronx or bombed-out Beirut in the 1970s. Motor City, as it was once known, is now a ghetto where boarded-up homes can be purchased for $1,000 as entire neighborhoods sit abandoned.
Good jobs, building American cars, went elsewhere. Ford started building some of its products in Mexico. GM increasingly utilized Canadian labor across the northern border. And Lee Iacocca’s beloved Chrysler got passed around from one foreign owner to another (currently the Italian company Fiat).
Meanwhile, German, Japanese and Korean automakers began setting up shop in business-friendly states, paying good wages, with good benefits, for building good cars in places like Indiana, Tennessee and South Carolina, states that do not require a worker to pay dues to a union to get a job. But in Michigan, the UAW continued along as if it were still the 1950s and they were the only people who could build automobiles.
In its post-war glory years, the UAW could dictate contract terms to the management of the “Big Three.”Detroit was Motor City. Not anymore. Despite the nostalgic TV commercials advertising Chrysler (“imported from Detroit”), Motor City has become a social and fiscal basket case, thanks largely to union greed.
It is long past time to break the stranglehold labor unions have had on the public and private sectors. Despite the re-election of Barack Obama, the tide is turning against union thuggery. attempt to emerge more popular than ever. And now Gov. Snyder and the Republican legislature in Michigan have done the unimaginable: they have turned Michigan into a right-to-work state.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77223 Dec 16, 2012
Covering the hub cap of a tire from my Chevy with foil should make a great hat!
what

Irmo, SC

#77224 Dec 16, 2012
what

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#77225 Dec 17, 2012
And now we do, all legally purchased by his mother, and abused by him.
You are ignorant sam, truly, truly ignorant.
Sam I Am wrote:
<quoted text>
Ignorant statement. Without knowing how the shooter got his gun(s), you have no way at all of knowing whether or not gun control would have made a difference.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#77226 Dec 17, 2012
Race, looks like it's just you and me today.

Where is everyone? I get 2 minutes to take a breather at work, I want to be entertained! By an argument about 4-way stop signs, not gun control!
;)
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#77227 Dec 17, 2012
RACE wrote:
And now we do, all legally purchased by his mother, and abused by him.
You are ignorant sam, truly, truly ignorant.
<quoted text>
Yes, we do now, you didn't when you made the statement. And please illuminate us as to why assault weapons should be legal? What practical purpose do they serve? I would LOVE to watch you get up in front of the families who lost their children in Newtown and explain your position.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77228 Dec 17, 2012
When are we gonna stop blaming the violence on guns instead of the individual?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#77229 Dec 17, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
Race, looks like it's just you and me today.
Where is everyone? I get 2 minutes to take a breather at work, I want to be entertained! By an argument about 4-way stop signs, not gun control!
;)
Did you see my post on FB about Joel Osteen?:) Yesterday's sermon meant I did my best to stay off the 'net at work until lunch time.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#77230 Dec 17, 2012
I wonder why his mom bought the guns, knowing how unstable her son was. (Neighbors reported that they weren't shocked at all that he'd done this.)

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#77231 Dec 17, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I wonder why his mom bought the guns, knowing how unstable her son was.(Neighbors reported that they weren't shocked at all that he'd done this.)
after the fact, they rarely are, are they...:-( but not much that can be done in advance about someone who seems a little "off" or "odd" in most cases...

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#77232 Dec 17, 2012
I disagree. Usually neighbors will say the opposite: "He was a nice guy, I had no idea he was capable of this," etc.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#77233 Dec 17, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Did you see my post on FB about Joel Osteen?:) Yesterday's sermon meant I did my best to stay off the 'net at work until lunch time.
I did see your FB post but not his sermon... now I get it.
:)

I love when I post something about God on FB and people who I know are atheists/not religious (like you and Pixx) "like" it. It makes me feel like you guys understand me.
:)

</sappiness>

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#77234 Dec 17, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
Race, looks like it's just you and me today.
Where is everyone? I get 2 minutes to take a breather at work, I want to be entertained! By an argument about 4-way stop signs, not gun control!
;)
I'm moving. Taking a break right now. This is SO much different than moving all your stuff and furniture. Sorting is taking as long as actually moving stuff over and putting it away.
Hell, just figuring out WHERE to put stuff is its own challenge!
8^J

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#77235 Dec 17, 2012
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>I'm moving. Taking a break right now. This is SO much different than moving all your stuff and furniture. Sorting is taking as long as actually moving stuff over and putting it away.
Hell, just figuring out WHERE to put stuff is its own challenge!
8^J
I hear ya!
:)

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#77236 Dec 17, 2012
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>I'm moving. Taking a break right now. This is SO much different than moving all your stuff and furniture. Sorting is taking as long as actually moving stuff over and putting it away.
Hell, just figuring out WHERE to put stuff is its own challenge!
8^J
Good luck with all of that!

I took my Grandmother grocery shopping today. Not sure why, since she is leaving on Thursday for VT. She likes her routine, though.

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