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Timmy

Hollywood, FL

#90640 Aug 30, 2013
Don't know about where you live, but here in Florida almost all of those things are paid for by local property taxes.
PEllen wrote:
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Was that 42% for both Feds and State? Any city or local tax?
What do you get for that 42%?
Other than
1, A cop when you call him
2. A firetruck when you need it
3.Clean water
4.Streets which are paved and lighted
5. Maybe garbage pick up
6.Confidence that the food you buy won't poison you or give you parasites
7. Schools for your boys
8 Any special ed services you might need
9. An airport and some guys who keep the planes from running/crashing into each other
10 A library, both local and central which keeps a copy of everything (Library of Congress)
11. A bunch of guys in offices who make sure that that idea of yours isn't ripped off and profited by some pirate
12.A judge and a courthouse in case you get into a disagreement.
That's just off the top of my head. Sounds cheap at 42%

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#90642 Aug 30, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I laughed even though I don't get he joke!
Medieval priests wore hair shirts as a form of penance. They believed that suffering of the body could bring greater spiritual awareness.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortification_of...

"In its simplest form, mortification of the flesh can mean merely denying oneself certain pleasures, such as permanently or temporarily abstaining from alcoholic beverages, sexual relations, or any area of life that makes the person's spiritual life more difficult or burdensome. It can also be practiced by choosing a simple or even impoverished lifestyle; this is often one reason many monks of various religions take vows of poverty.

Traditional forms of physical mortification are the cilice and hair-shirts. In some of its more severe forms, it can mean causing self-inflicted pain and physical harm, such as beating, whipping, or piercing."

Fun stuff.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90643 Aug 30, 2013
Red- why no booze? Are you laying off for a while? Trying to lose weight? Taking antibiotics? Designated driver?

Its a big shift for you

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#90644 Aug 30, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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And Clinton was no liberal. Very much a moderate.
true, but in the right wing world these days he would be a flaming liberal.....or a communist...
A Noted Observer

Palatine, IL

#90645 Aug 30, 2013
I know that in this post-Civil Rights society of ours that Bill Clinton being a very white guy made it twice as easy for him to get an also white republican Congress to cooperate with him, than any half white president currently could.

Abraham Lincoln was the ONLY republican to attend the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington.

But honestly- Lincoln kinda had to be there...

Since: Oct 12

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#90646 Aug 30, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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true, but in the right wing world these days he would be a flaming liberal.....or a communist...
Right, all because the GOP has moved so far right....sadly, kinda a threat to the two party system...

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#90647 Aug 30, 2013
A Noted Observer wrote:
I know that in this post-Civil Rights society of ours that Bill Clinton being a very white guy made it twice as easy for him to get an also white republican Congress to cooperate with him, than any half white president currently could.
Abraham Lincoln was the ONLY republican to attend the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington.
But honestly- Lincoln kinda had to be there...
He was stone...d.....lol....
edogxxx

Wilmington, IL

#90648 Aug 30, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
And Clinton was no liberal. Very much a moderate.
Most Democrats are moderates. Liberals are a small fringe way far left, and they're giving the Democrat party a bad name.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#90649 Aug 30, 2013
BOOBIES!

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#90650 Aug 30, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Most Democrats are moderates. Liberals are a small fringe way far left, and they're giving the Democrat party a bad name.
true

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#90651 Aug 30, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Most Democrats are moderates. Liberals are a small fringe way far left, and they're giving the Democrat party a bad name.
Since when do you believe this? Did cheluzal suddenly go liberal and you just want in her pants?
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#90652 Aug 30, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Since when do you believe this? Did cheluzal suddenly go liberal and you just want in her pants?
ROFL!!!
Hardly.
My conservatism makes conservatives look liberal.

In other news, home from 7th date! We took a ballroom dancing lesson/class! SOOOo much fun. An older guy pulled me out to salsa. Russian instructor said I was a natural. Wahoo.

“...,to wit”

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#90653 Aug 30, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Since when do you believe this? Did cheluzal suddenly go liberal and you just want in her pants?
I'd ask if he has seen a doctor because it sounds like a deathbed conversion.

OTOH don't look a gift dog in the... oh, never mind

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#90654 Aug 30, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
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ROFL!!!
Hardly.
My conservatism makes conservatives look liberal.
In other news, home from 7th date! We took a ballroom dancing lesson/class! SOOOo much fun. An older guy pulled me out to salsa. Russian instructor said I was a natural. Wahoo.
A Russian dance instructor teaching salsa in Central FL? Wowser. I am having trouble wrapping my ears around the accent.

Since: Jan 10

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#90655 Aug 30, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
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ROFL!!!
Hardly.
My conservatism makes conservatives look liberal.
In other news, home from 7th date! We took a ballroom dancing lesson/class! SOOOo much fun. An older guy pulled me out to salsa. Russian instructor said I was a natural. Wahoo.
Yay!

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Since: Mar 09

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#90656 Aug 30, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Since when do you believe this? Did cheluzal suddenly go liberal and you just want in her pants?
$20.00 says he got hacked.

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#90657 Aug 30, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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$20.00 says he got hacked.
It wasn't from his signed in account. If he was hacked they also used a spoof ISP program. Or maybe he's been drinking and he's posting what he REALLY thinks.
(Hah!)

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#90658 Aug 31, 2013

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#90659 Aug 31, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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$20.00 says he got hacked.
Truth serum?

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#90660 Aug 31, 2013
Thx, dragnets. Heh ipad autocorrect.

Can't post columns from my device.

I was up at 6. I miss being able to sleep in until 9 or 10.

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