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ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#43976 May 12, 2014
To be a good Republican one needs to believe:

1. Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.

2. Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

3. A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multinational drug corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

4. The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

5. If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

6. A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our longtime allies, then demand their cooperation and money.

7. Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

8. A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense, but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

9. Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.

10. Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#43977 May 12, 2014
jeb stuart wrote:
<quoted text>I like you too, but get over it, "rename" is a hopeless azzhole!!
He might be the most ignorant and annoying little shit that ever walked the planet.

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#43978 May 12, 2014
jeb stuart wrote:
<quoted text>Amen to that, bro. I'd love to stuff a sock in that bitchs' mouth!!
the internet tuff guy shows his fetish again.

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#43979 May 12, 2014
jeb stuart wrote:
<quoted text>maybe just tingle that big vagina! Why do you keep hiding behind Ags skirt? Hell, she is already carrying half you you wackos- give the girl a damn break!!
u would know about big vajayjays.

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#43980 May 12, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
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He might be the most ignorant and annoying little shit that ever walked the planet.
kind of a funny statement coming from u.

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#43981 May 12, 2014
rename wrote:
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What you gonna do dummy....
Hit me with your purse??
get his GF to tackle u?

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#43982 May 12, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
So, Aggie -
That "right-wing" candidate who doesn't go too far left.
What agenda will he support? What right-wing agenda do YOU support?
Fair question, here are some things I support:

Major tax reform. A flat tax potentially or possibly a sales tax that did not apply to food items at minimum. Food stuffs are necessities and a tax on those would unfairly hit the poor. A flat tax or something equally uncomplicated would unleash a massive amount of money that is currently spent of tax preparation and tax avoidance to be spent to stimulate the economy. Sorry tax attorneys and tax accountants, time to regroup.

Welfare reform. The reforms that the Republican congress dragged Clinton into supporting worked and Clinton now heralds it as a success of his administration. Obama tanked it. The welfare system as it currently exists destroys families and destroys the individual. Of course, we should help those who can't (not won't) help themselves. The cliche holds true - a hand up, not a hand out.

Abolish the Dept of Education. Local control works best because the local community has a vested interest in the quality of the schools. Parents want the best for their children, businesses want good schools to attract good employees, realtors love good schools in order to make their job easier. Win, win, win, win, win. Have the tax money follow the child (not force the child into whatever local school is closest, regardless of quality) to whatever school the parent chooses - competition will make the schools fight to be the best in order to attract students.

I agree with Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Roe V Wade was "bad law". The decision should have been left to the states.

Strengthen the border. Build a fence, wall, whatever it takes. If we have to militarize it, so be it. A country that cannot control its own border is a country that cannot protect itself.
NO amnesty. You don't get rewarded for breaking the law.

That's a few - blast away.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#43983 May 12, 2014
•Office supply company Staples has announced plans to close 225 stores by 2015, which is about 15 percent of its chain. Staples already closed 40 stores last year. Industry analysts expect Staples’ main competitor, Office Depot, which bought OfficeMax last year, to announce its own round of store closings soon.

Been to a Staples lately? Great place to buy office products for 20% over the price you can get it anywhere else.

Office Depot bought OfficeMax, and they're going to consolidate locations? That's just smart business.

•Radio Shack has announced plans to close 20 percent of its stores this year, which is as many as 1,100 stores. The company, which operates around 4,000 stores, reported that its sales fell by 19 percent last year.

Radio Shacks CEO even doesn't know why people shop there! Not kidding! http://www.theonion.com/articles/even-ceo-can...

•Albertsons closed 26 stores in January and February according to Supermarket News. Analysts expect many more Albertsons could soon be shuttered because Albertsons owner hedge fund Cerberus Capital Management just bought Safeway Inc. Some Safeway stores could soon shut down as well.

Again - buy a chain with competing branches and it's good business to consolidate to avoid self-competition.

•Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is planning to close 220 stores by the end of 2015. The company is also planning to shut down an entire chain it owns, Gilly Hicks, which has 20 stores, 24/7 Wall Street reported.

Perhaps parents are tired of their kids dressing like sluts?

•Barnes & Nobles is planning to shut down one third of its stores in the next year: about 218 stores. The chain has already closed its iconic flagship store in New York City.

In the digital age of Kindle's and Nooks? Of course they're shutting stores. Newsflash - not a lot of buggy-whip manufactures are still operating either.

•J.C. Penney is closing about 33 stores and laying off about 2,000 employees.

JC Penney hasn't had anything for sale that anybody wants to buy since the 70's.

•The Sweetbay Supermarket chain will close all 17 of the stores it operates in the Tampa Bay area, The Herald Tribune newspaper reported. Many of the stores might open as Winn-Dixie Stores. Sweetbay closed 33 stores in Florida last year.

Sweetbay was purchased by Bi-LO, who is renaming the stores.

The entire Loehmann’s chain of discount clothing stores in the New York City area shut down. Loehmann’s once operated 39 stores, The New York Times reported, and was considered an institution by generations of New Yorkers.

Loehmans has been in trouble since the Bush administration, first declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1999.

Sears -

The growth of Amazon and other online outlets, along with this fact easily explain it. Much like Penny's

Part of the problem for stores is that there is just too much retail space in many markets. There are about 46 square feet of retail space for every man, woman and child in the United States, according to Robin Lewis, CEO of The Robin Report, a retail strategy newsletter. That's five times the space than in any other country,

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#43984 May 12, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
To be a good Republican one needs to believe:

(deleted for being indistinguishable from garbage)
Must you declare your ignorance so unashamedly. Only the Westboro idiots and their ilk twist the Bible and say "Jesus hates homosexuals." Believing in the sanctity of marriage and its definition as being between one man and one woman is not a statement of hate, it is a simple recognition of the importance of that relationship to the individuals involved, the children that may result and the society that is strengthened by strong marriages and families.
I don't hate Hillary Clinton, I despise her for the horrid example she set for young women and the liberal agenda she believes in.

As to the rest, not worth my time.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#43985 May 12, 2014
Dominicks grocery Stores -

In 1993, Dominick DiMatteo, Jr. died from lung cancer. According to the local press, his daughters and son did not have the same passion for the supermarket business. There was corporate infighting that also contributed to the family selling the chain. It took three years before the company was sold to a Los-Angeles-based grocery investment firm headed by Yucaipa Co.[7]

In 1998, the chain's then 116 stores were acquired by Safeway Inc. Safeway soon began to sell its own private-label brands at Dominick's locations, replacing Dominick's former private-label brands. According to a grocery business consultant, "Dominick’s focused on purchasing produce and meat on quality first, price second. Safeway did just the opposite."[8] Dominick's lost market share and profits following the Safeway takeover. Safeway tried to imitate the model that had been successful in California, but Chicago's strong ethnic background did not mesh well with the California shopping experience. Between 2002 and 2007, Dominick's market share in the Chicago region declined from 24.4 percent to 14.5 percent. Jewel-Osco's 40.5 percent is the market's leader.[9] Safeway unsuccessfully attempted to sell the Dominick's chain in 2003.[10] Safeway then reported Dominick's financial information as a discontinued operation,[11] but more recently, Safeway announced that it was retaining the chain.[12]

After closing more than 20 stores since its acquisition, Safeway announced in February 2007 that it would close another 14 stores in the Chicago area and convert 20 existing stores to the lifestyle format
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#43986 May 12, 2014
Sbarro's, Red Lobster -

Restaurants in general have a high turnover rate. Sbarro's? Have you ever eaten at one? That food is pure crap.

Red Lobster has suffered for a long time, as have many other Darden's chains, including Olive Garden. Widely documented - not enough room to print the details here. In short, they're not competitive in quality at the price-tier they're working at.

Ralphs, owned by Kroger, competes with Albertsons, and Ralphs purchased Albertsons. They got hit with huge fines for felony crimes related to anti-union activitiy and falsifying employees social-security numbers. Imagine how that went over in California..

Ralphs Grocery Company has contracts with the United Food and Commercial Workers, the largest grocery union in the United States. In late 2003 and early 2004, Ralphs locked out its workers who were members of the UFCW in sympathy with competitor Vons (owned by Safeway Inc.) in Southern California, after the UFCW had declared a strike against Vons. The issues in contract negotiations included healthcare benefits and wage structure, which the supermarkets contended were necessary to reduce their costs and make themselves competitive with discount chains such as Walmart. In March 2004, the strike ended with a settlement regarded as a victory for the grocery chains: new hires would be on a much lower pay scale than existing workers and receive far less generous health benefits.

On October 16, 2006, Ralphs agreed to pay $70 million to settle felony charges that it illegally rehired locked out employees using false names and social security numbers during the strike. Fifty million dollars of the settlement was to be paid to eligible UFCW members, with the remainder being paid in fines to the federal government.[2]
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It's interesting: The article you've linked to is repeated over and over, verbatim, on the right-wing websites. On a google search- these come up first:

Offthegridnews .com
Stormfront .com
Godlikeproductions .com (UFO's! Conspiracy Theories! Lunatic Fringe!)
D.C. Clothesline (Airing out America's Dirty Laundry!)
SacredTruthPublishing .com
Fundamental Refounding (Where the sun will never set on our liberty!)
TheBurningPlatform. com

Proof of Google results: http://bit.ly/RBjKd9

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In short - facts, twisted beyond all recognition with every drop of common-sense and reality squeezed out them, offered up by the right-wing-press and submitted at a tasty reward for those that drool and salivate for the next tidbit from the lunatic-fringe-right-wing-echo -chamber press.
You'd have to be an idiot to read this stuff.

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#43987 May 12, 2014
rename wrote:
<quoted text>
She trained at the footstool of Pelosi..........
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumber
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#43988 May 12, 2014
Aggie23 wrote:
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Fair question, here are some things I support:
Major tax reform. A flat tax potentially or possibly a sales tax that did not apply to food items at minimum. Food stuffs are necessities and a tax on those would unfairly hit the poor. A flat tax or something equally uncomplicated would unleash a massive amount of money that is currently spent of tax preparation and tax avoidance to be spent to stimulate the economy. Sorry tax attorneys and tax accountants, time to regroup.
Welfare reform. The reforms that the Republican congress dragged Clinton into supporting worked and Clinton now heralds it as a success of his administration. Obama tanked it. The welfare system as it currently exists destroys families and destroys the individual. Of course, we should help those who can't (not won't) help themselves. The cliche holds true - a hand up, not a hand out.
Abolish the Dept of Education. Local control works best because the local community has a vested interest in the quality of the schools. Parents want the best for their children, businesses want good schools to attract good employees, realtors love good schools in order to make their job easier. Win, win, win, win, win. Have the tax money follow the child (not force the child into whatever local school is closest, regardless of quality) to whatever school the parent chooses - competition will make the schools fight to be the best in order to attract students.
I agree with Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Roe V Wade was "bad law". The decision should have been left to the states.
Strengthen the border. Build a fence, wall, whatever it takes. If we have to militarize it, so be it. A country that cannot control its own border is a country that cannot protect itself.
NO amnesty. You don't get rewarded for breaking the law.
That's a few - blast away.
Alright, Aggie - if you were the entire Conservative Party of the US, and I were the entire Liberal Party of the US, and we sat down with this as a starting point, I imagine that we could come to reasonable working compromises on at least these items.
Tax Reform - To begin with, I believe all income needs to be taxed - a sales tax wouldn't do it for me. I'd like every American to pay some tax, everybody needs to be invested in the game. I think about 90% of America should have a simple tax rate, no deductions. I believe the very lowest and the very highest few points need to be on different, sloped rates. No tax breaks for corporations - same deal - you earn income, you pay. No shelters, no shuffling money offshore, you do business in the us, you pay., Simple.
Welfare Reform - We're surprisingly close on this. Systems need to be in place to help those in need, without anybody falling through the cracks. These people are our citizens..
We also need to end multi-generational welfare abusers, and those who game the system.
We also need to kill ALL corporate welfare. No subsidies, no breaks. No bail-outs.
Education - Not sure I agree with abolishing the Dept of Education, or with local control (as standards would vary largely by demographics, further limiting class mobility issues).. but I agree that a quality education for EVERYONE is the single-most important thing this country can do. I'd lay it all on the table, as long as the results achieved that goal in a fair and effective way.
Borders - I agree with you on the borders. You don't come in, or leave, without us knowing. That's just common sense. Amnesty? Most people here illegally need to go back to where they came from. However, I would temper that with a bit of humanity for those that have been here for a long time and have exhibited themselves as model citizens. Jumped the fence last year? Get the hell out!
But - you've only laid our your less controversial opinions - When it comes to energy, corporate regulations, how to create jobs, etc, foreign policy, military spending, health care-- I doubt we'd ever be in agreement, based on your posts here.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#43989 May 12, 2014
Aggie23 wrote:
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As to the rest, not worth my time.
No? Taking care of our soldiers isn't worth addressing?

The hypocrisy of citing the Constitution on some issues, but not others, isn't problematic for you?
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#43990 May 12, 2014
BTW - no green M&M's. Ignore this post for now.

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#43991 May 12, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
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Alright, Aggie - if you were the entire Conservative Party of the US, and I were the entire Liberal Party of the US, and we sat down with this as a starting point, I imagine that we could come to reasonable working compromises on at least these items.
Tax Reform - To begin with, I believe all income needs to be taxed - a sales tax wouldn't do it for me. I'd like every American to pay some tax, everybody needs to be invested in the game. I think about 90% of America should have a simple tax rate, no deductions. I believe the very lowest and the very highest few points need to be on different, sloped rates. No tax breaks for corporations - same deal - you earn income, you pay. No shelters, no shuffling money offshore, you do business in the us, you pay., Simple.
Welfare Reform - We're surprisingly close on this. Systems need to be in place to help those in need, without anybody falling through the cracks. These people are our citizens..
We also need to end multi-generational welfare abusers, and those who game the system.
We also need to kill ALL corporate welfare. No subsidies, no breaks. No bail-outs.
Education - Not sure I agree with abolishing the Dept of Education, or with local control (as standards would vary largely by demographics, further limiting class mobility issues).. but I agree that a quality education for EVERYONE is the single-most important thing this country can do. I'd lay it all on the table, as long as the results achieved that goal in a fair and effective way.
Borders - I agree with you on the borders. You don't come in, or leave, without us knowing. That's just common sense. Amnesty? Most people here illegally need to go back to where they came from. However, I would temper that with a bit of humanity for those that have been here for a long time and have exhibited themselves as model citizens. Jumped the fence last year? Get the hell out!
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I have to admit, I am exceedingly and pleasantly surprised by your response. I actually agree completely with everyone paying some taxes - as you say, everyone being "invested". As such, I would prefer a flat tax over a sales tax. Somewhere between 10-15% with little or no deductions. Probably a lower rate for lower income.

Welfare reform - sounds like we are on the same page

Corporate welfare - I would probably agree with you as long as the nominal tax rate was lowered from the current 35%(I think that's right)

I still say abolish Dept of Education, one size fits all just doesn't work. Our public school students have been used as lab rats for the latest educational theory du jour for too long and I think Common Core is just the latest incarnation of educational lunacy.

I see your point on those aliens who have been here a long time, but it doesn't change the fact they have "jumped line" on those who tried to follow the rules. I would absolutely like to see the Constitution amended to prevent the babies of those here illegally being considered citizens. If the mom is here illegally, the baby is not granted citizenship.

You are calling these "less controversial", but they are actually bedrocks of conservative positions. Be careful there, CB, you may be closer to a closet conservative than you think. ;)
jeb stuart

Fitzgerald, GA

#43992 May 12, 2014
bored monitor wrote:
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the internet tuff guy shows his fetish again.
ahh, you little queers always stick together !!
jeb stuart

Fitzgerald, GA

#43993 May 12, 2014
bored monitor wrote:
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get his GF to tackle u?
...says one little queer to another..

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#43994 May 12, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
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But - you've only laid our your less controversial opinions - When it comes to energy, corporate regulations, how to create jobs, etc, foreign policy, military spending, health care-- I doubt we'd ever be in agreement, based on your posts here.
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Energy - I am fine with green energy, but I believe the marketplace is where it will happen, not through artificial government fiat. Wind farms are not efficient, electric cars run on coal generated electricity. Oil and natural gas are not "evil". If you are basing your objections on the CO2 and global warming, seriously I wish you would at least CONSIDER that the alarmists are wrong and are driven every bit as much by an agenda (and grant money) as the "skeptics" you are convinced are nothing more than oil company shills.

The EPA regulations are crippling to companies without being based on knowledge of the industries, they place artificial limits that have no basis in reality, but, as in the case of coal, are simply to fulfill Obama's promise to "bankrupt" them.

The government doesn't create jobs, businesses allowed to flourish do - I am not saying businesses should be allowed to run amok, but capitalism is not "evil", it is the engine that has led to this country having the high standard of living it has and allowing the people of this country to have the mobility among the "classes" that has been enjoyed.

Foreign policy - I may be more "isolationist" than you may think, EXCEPT where Israel is concerned - I think we have a national interest in having a strong ally in the Middle East that is both a democracy and has values that are in line with our own.(Important to me as a Christian, but irrelevant to domestic policy is the fact that I believe the Jewish people have a special relationship to God and must be protected.)

Military spending - yes, I believe in a strong military. I believe it is a strong deterrent and is necessary to our national interest. Is there pork barrel spending?- ABSOLUTELY, as politicians try to protect military programs that the military themselves don't want, but bring money into states. Definitely areas where spending could be reduced.

Healthcare - yep, you're probably right on this. I think Obamacare is an absolute disaster for our healthcare system. I have never claimed our system was perfect, but I still maintain it is the best available - for now. It frankly annoys me no end that the train wreck that is Obamacare makes me defend insurance companies who play all sorts of games to delay/deny reimbursements to physicians and hospitals. But I believe taking the government out of it AND taking employers out of it is the answer. Make it all a direct relationship between the consumer and the health insurance provider. Let health insurance companies compete across state lines just as auto insurance companies can. The prices will go down for insurance policies as the marketplace and competition does what it does best. Single payer is absolutely NOT the answer.

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#43995 May 12, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
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No? Taking care of our soldiers isn't worth addressing?
The hypocrisy of citing the Constitution on some issues, but not others, isn't problematic for you?
Your snarkiness is what made it not worth addressing, not the issues themselves. I get tired of the straw men presented.

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