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#92558 Oct 10, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I think the Beatles would be thrilled that their music is so meaningful to a new generation. It's not being used to sell cars in this case, it is being used to help this generation express their feelings, exactly what they were trying to do 40 years ago.
I heard part of a Led Zeppelin song, in a Cadillac commercial once, and was'nt the same for weeks.....

Since: Aug 08

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#92559 Oct 10, 2013
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>Two unfunded wars sure can drive up some debt! We know that now! Well, some of us do... Others think it's Head Start programs.
Why don't your terribly generic, tea party talking points include those unfunded wars in regard to debt? What do hungry children and education have to do with fighting a country that had no connection to 9/11?
What is so wonderful about "free stuff" that people are clamoring to become poor? Does it really pay that good in your mind?
I think I told you once before and maybe you forgot or had a friend remove the post but, if you are going to say you have an education AND a law degree, act like you've got a lick of sense too!
We spent 2 trillion on the wars. Most of that 2 trillion was during Bush’s term. Obama’s added over 6 trillion in debt. A small fraction of that was due to wars.

My point was not about debt, per se, but about the fact that entitlement programs keep consuming more and more of the federal budget, as a percentage of all outlays.

Without any changes, by 2013 entitlement programs and interest on debt will consume 75% of the federal budget.

Without any changes, spending on SS, Medicare, Medicaid will consume more than 100% of all federal revenues. Everything else will have to be financed with debt.

Doesn‘t that concern you? How are we going to pay for all this stuff? Do you really think we can just tax the hell out of the handful of 1%ers and that will solve this problem? You like to make it out to be a 1%er issue, as if that is all who needs to be targeted, but that’s a lie. They will have to tax the shyte out of everyone who actually pays taxes without substantial cuts.

That’s why the republicans shouldn’t have made it about Obamacare. They should have made it about a balanced budget and made the democrats go back home and tell all the old folks why their SS has to be cut, their medicare has to be cut, Medicaid had to be cut, folks who receive food stamps have to be cut, headstart has to be cut, because we had to add Obamacare to give able bodied adults healthcare handougs, including folks making up to 80k a year.

The reality is there never was enough money for that dumb law.

Since: Aug 08

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#92560 Oct 10, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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You're right. They are terrorists and we should just sit back and wait for them to come to their senses on their own. Obama should just wait until this process is a little easier to deal with. Why should they be held accountable for their irresponsible actions? It's not like he holds the office where one of his predecessors said "the buck stops here".
Barrack said the buck stops here when he voted for the nation to default on its debt obligations when he was a senator:

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a Sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies....Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'THE BUCK STOPS HERE'. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and Grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

The guy is the biggest hypocritical farce ever to occupy the oval office.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#92561 Oct 10, 2013
I stopped coming here because this thread had become too political. I temporarily forgot my policy of not discussing politics unless I am face to face with someone.

So, to change the subject - how many of you parents here dress up with your kids on Halloween (or did when they were the appropriate age)? How many of you had parents who dressed up with you when you went trick or treating?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#92562 Oct 10, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I stopped coming here because this thread had become too political. I temporarily forgot my policy of not discussing politics unless I am face to face with someone.
So, to change the subject - how many of you parents here dress up with your kids on Halloween (or did when they were the appropriate age)? How many of you had parents who dressed up with you when you went trick or treating?
That's why I tapered off. I've been busy at work, but everytime I peek my head back in here, it's all political-y.

My parents didn't, but I sure as hell would if I had kids. The last 3 years, we've done the local zombie walk because it's just fun to have an excuse to dress up. It's this Saturday, but we're working on the house and I'm on call for work, so I don't think we're going to.

Since: Mar 11

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#92563 Oct 10, 2013
Great posts Sublime, but I too am going to shift my political posting elsewhere.
A noted observer

Roselle, IL

#92564 Oct 10, 2013
Talking politics isn't so wrong. Some just don't do it right. Too much is made of debt ceilings. The debt ceiling is spending already approved by Congress. If they had a problem with spending on this or that, they should have dealt with it then. This is like going back to Home Depot months later wanting to renegotiate what you paid for materials to build the addition on the house you don't own and, oh, BTW, you're gonna torch the place if you don't get your way. Make sense? Well, neither does NOT raising the debt ceiling like we did for all the white presidents of both parties since someone invented the debt ceiling. Raising the debt ceiling won't hurt anything. Defaulting on payments will.

It's a pretty easy call, really. It's a perfunctory political act.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#92565 Oct 10, 2013
The NFL's big issue right now is concussions and head safety.

I just noticed the shirt my 7 year old is wearing has a football helmet laying on the ground with the words Head Hunter.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#92566 Oct 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
The NFL's big issue right now is concussions and head safety.

I just noticed the shirt my 7 year old is wearing has a football helmet laying on the ground with the words Head Hunter.
I'm saddened, but not surprised that shirts like that are made for kids. Bigger concern is that someone actually bought that for your son.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#92567 Oct 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>The rights to the Beatles songs are owned by the Michael Jackson estate. McCartney has no say in how they are used.
Paul liked them using it. He advocated in the early season and they sang "Silly Love Songs" in S2.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#92568 Oct 10, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I'm saddened, but not surprised that shirts like that are made for kids. Bigger concern is that someone actually bought that for your son.
Those insi[id Aeroppstale and AE and Hollister crap stores do that all the time. They make some idiotic double entendre that some parents are too dumb to figure out (or don't care).

I had a student show up with a whale on his AE shirt with the word 'endowed' under it. I explained it before I sent him to ISS.*sigh*
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#92569 Oct 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Thanks, all. Staying in the hosp another night. They'll drain the other lung today to send me home tomorrow in the best possible shape.
:(
[[e-hug]]

Angela,
I will be in Minneapolis in early November for a conference. At the convention center. How far are you from there?

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#92570 Oct 10, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
<quoted text>Those insi[id Aeroppstale and AE and Hollister crap stores do that all the time. They make some idiotic double entendre that some parents are too dumb to figure out (or don't care).

I had a student show up with a whale on his AE shirt with the word 'endowed' under it. I explained it before I sent him to ISS.*sigh*
My MIL bought my older son a shirt from Old Navy that said "Hot Dogging It" with a picture of a hot dog. I know that can mean doing really cool tricks while surfing or skating, but it has another pretty common slang meaning (check Urban Dictionary). She bought it on clearance and I threw it away a soon as I brought it home.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#92571 Oct 10, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I'm saddened, but not surprised that shirts like that are made for kids. Bigger concern is that someone actually bought that for your son.
My MIL does most of the clothes shopping for him and we pay her for it. She does not work and loves nothing more than finding clothes at Macy's and Dillard's that has been marked down like 90%. I can just about guarantee that she barely looked at what it said. She saw football helmet, knows I like football, and probably got it for $4. Sold.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#92572 Oct 10, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
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Paul liked them using it. He advocated in the early season and they sang "Silly Love Songs" in S2.
Paul was always the poppy one.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#92573 Oct 10, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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My MIL bought my older son a shirt from Old Navy that said "Hot Dogging It" with a picture of a hot dog. I know that can mean doing really cool tricks while surfing or skating, but it has another pretty common slang meaning (check Urban Dictionary). She bought it on clearance and I threw it away a soon as I brought it home.
Threw it away? You have something against refunds?
And really, that seems like a huge over-reaction. Is this the shirt?

http://urun.gittigidiyor.com/moda/old-navy-al...

Nothing about this shirt even hints and the double meaning, and unless you're into genital torture or walk around plugging every phrase you see into urban dictionary, this shirt means nothing.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#92574 Oct 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Threw it away? You have something against refunds?
And really, that seems like a huge over-reaction. Is this the shirt?

http://urun.gittigidiyor.com/moda/old-navy-al...

Nothing about this shirt even hints and the double meaning, and unless you're into genital torture or walk around plugging every phrase you see into urban dictionary, this shirt means nothing.
I'm not going out of my way to refund a $4 shirt. And not genital torture (I had never heard of that one). This one was a pretty well known term among my group of friends (don't judge) http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php...

Plus, the shirt is just ugly.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#92575 Oct 10, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I stopped coming here because this thread had become too political. I temporarily forgot my policy of not discussing politics unless I am face to face with someone.
So, to change the subject - how many of you parents here dress up with your kids on Halloween (or did when they were the appropriate age)? How many of you had parents who dressed up with you when you went trick or treating?
I love dressing up with the kids! But it's usually something really lazy, like a witch. I got a great hat from the dollar section at Target a few years ago and I have a cape, so it's my costume of choice. I get compliments from other moms, and I have to laugh because I think it's a total cop-out!

I don't think my mom ever dressed up and came out with me. I don't think I would have wanted her to anyway. And I'll stop when the kids ask me to even though I will miss it.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#92576 Oct 10, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I'm not going out of my way to refund a $4 shirt. And not genital torture (I had never heard of that one). This one was a pretty well known term among my group of friends (don't judge) http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php...
Plus, the shirt is just ugly.
I've never heard that term used in any nefarious way. Additionally, your link led to one definition. My link leads to another.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php... .

I've never heard either, so I don't think either is very common. I think most people would associate it with the "showing of" meaning. And if someone does first think of one of these alternate meanings, so what. Do you think they would automatically assume that your kid was wearing it cause of that meaning? Unless someone's clothing is overtly offensive, I don't think most people would put that much thought into it.

A few years ago, Target was selling t-shirts with the number 88. Seems pretty innocuous to me. Apparently some associate that with Hitler. H is the 8th letter, therefore 88 = Heil Hitler. Some people flipped out and Target pulled the shirt. I thought it was ridiculous. The vast majority of people will just see a number. The fact that some fringe element has associated it with something else is negligible as far as I'm concerned.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#92577 Oct 10, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I stopped coming here because this thread had become too political. I temporarily forgot my policy of not discussing politics unless I am face to face with someone.
So, to change the subject - how many of you parents here dress up with your kids on Halloween (or did when they were the appropriate age)? How many of you had parents who dressed up with you when you went trick or treating?
I've never been a costume person. My costumes are typically created with crap I already own. When I go trick or treating, I'm not dressed up. Only time I costume it up is for a costume party. We have one at the end of the month and my wife has already gone out and gotten stuff. I'm putting forth zero effort. Will concoct something day of.

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