Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76944 Apr 23, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
<quoted text>
As the Boston Bombing news developed throughout the week, FOX News Channel was the most-watched cable news network among Total Viewers.
FNC's Monday through Thursday average topped both CNN and MSNBC in total viewers and demo for both total day and prime time. Additional details below.
4-DAY AVERAGE TOTAL DAY
FNC: 1,647,000 total viewers (421,000 in the demo)
CNN: 1,048,000 total viewers (403,000 in the demo)
MSNBC: 515,000 total viewers (162,000 in the demo)
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/04/19/f...
The Pew Research Center found that fully 85 percent of MSNBC's reports are commentary and not news.
http://stateofthemedia.org/2013/special-repor...
Apparently Americans agree with this assessment and choose not to watch MSNBC when they're looking for real information about breaking news events.
Maybe it's time cable and satellite television providers realized this and took appropriate action by moving MSNBC away from real news channels in their station guides.
That blonde lady that sits between the two dim-witted males said on record, on Fox News and I quote"we make most of this stuff up". They consistently say whatever right wing nonsense their hearts lead them to say and ignore scientific imperial evidence of global warming and climate change. As long as people listen to this crap then the GOP is doomed. The racist, homophobic, misogoynistic, greedy, party of stupid is dead if they do not get a clue. Racist greedy old men are dying every day and their support is dwindling. The United States is a melting pot and the GOP are a very narrow representation of who we are. Ask not for whom the bell tolls.
Scarlett Pimple

Jamestown, TN

#76945 Apr 23, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not going to pick on FOX, only on the idea that high ratings somehow equate with quality programming.
Last fall, there was a huge ratings bonanza for a show called "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"....and with that I rest my case !
Don't be pickin on Honey Boo Boo,'cause that there's some quality programmin....

And while there is some truth to your assertion that high ratings don't always equate with quality programming, consistently low ratings, or NO ratings in MSNBC's case, are a pretty good indicator of low quality programming.

Scarlett Pimple

Jamestown, TN

#76946 Apr 23, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> Well, well, well....naturally this is the Democrat's fault even though 25 Republican Senators voted for Mike Enzi's amendment called the "Internet Sales Tax Amendment. SOME of those Senators are among the most conservative in the country. Eighteen Republicans voted against.
Where was the usual filibuster from the anti-tax crowd ?
Don't know, OT. My comment had to do with Reid's underhanded method of moving this through under the radar.
Scarlett Pimple

Jamestown, TN

#76947 Apr 23, 2013
What will they tax next? Rain?

Don't laugh. Maryland lawmakers passed an "Impervious Surfaces" tax - also being called the "Rain Tax."

Basically, you'll be charged for any surface of land you own that does not absorb rainwater.

Next up: Air tax.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/22053317/chesape...
Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76948 Apr 23, 2013
Could tennessee ever become a blue state?
Gov

United States

#76949 Apr 23, 2013
Haslam
Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76950 Apr 23, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
What will they tax next? Rain?
Don't laugh. Maryland lawmakers passed an "Impervious Surfaces" tax - also being called the "Rain Tax."
Basically, you'll be charged for any surface of land you own that does not absorb rainwater.
Next up: Air tax.
Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/22053317/chesape...
What kind of surface of land would not absorb rain water?
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76951 Apr 23, 2013
Vet wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, OT.
Hey my friend ! Where have you been so long ? Spring has sprung up here in God's country and none too soon for me ! Hope all is well with you and yours.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76952 Apr 23, 2013
Olivia wrote:
<quoted text>
What kind of surface of land would not absorb rain water?
Roofs, cement sidewalks and driveways, paved parking lots... all of which create rainwater runoff.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76953 Apr 23, 2013
Olivia wrote:
Could tennessee ever become a blue state?
Not anytime soon. In fact Tennessee is becoming more Republican with each subsequent election. West Tn. was once solidly Democratic. With the exception of the Memphis area, that has changed completely. East Tn. was always Republican and has gotten MORE red as the years have passed. Maybe Virginia, Texas, even Arizona or North Carolina but.....probably not Tennessee.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76954 Apr 23, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't know, OT. My comment had to do with Reid's underhanded method of moving this through under the radar.
In my opinion IF this proposed tax was going to hit the wealthy instead of folks like you and I, there would have been a filibuster, and there would have been PLENTY of Republicans to see to it that this wasn't under anyone's radar.
I'm not sure how I feel about the bill....since internet sales disproportionally harm states which depend solely on sales taxes to fund government like ours, and brick and mortar merchants are at a disadvantage of being required to collect and pay over sales taxes while internet sellers aren't. Seems somewhat unfair to me. Then again, I like to save money as much as the next man !
Tired

Dandridge, TN

#76955 Apr 23, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> In my opinion IF this proposed tax was going to hit the wealthy instead of folks like you and I, there would have been a filibuster, and there would have been PLENTY of Republicans to see to it that this wasn't under anyone's radar.
I'm not sure how I feel about the bill....since internet sales disproportionally harm states which depend solely on sales taxes to fund government like ours, and brick and mortar merchants are at a disadvantage of being required to collect and pay over sales taxes while internet sellers aren't. Seems somewhat unfair to me. Then again, I like to save money as much as the next man !
I thought the same thing about taxing internet sales until I read an article title "no taxation without representation". Meaning one is being taxed by a state in which they are not being represented. Now I am not sure how I feel about it.
Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76956 Apr 23, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> "Pop", if you read this thread with any regularity, you will encounter a lot of hatred, and intolerance, much of it from those who claim to be Christians. Neither of those are Christian attitudes. Christ hated sin but loved the sinner, but no Christian ever forced a lost soul to belief. Those souls are led to Christ by example. Personally, I find the postings of MANY who proport to be Christians, to be far from Christlike, and in my opinion, until that changes....organized religion, and Christianity itself, will continue to lose sway with average folks.
The message, and the gift of salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ are powerful incentives, as well as wonderful gifts, and I know of no drawback in trying to live by the tenets set by the Savior. That message includes the one of love for our fellow man. SADLY there is too little of that here on this thread, in the public square and in our own lives.
Amen, brother or sister. Could not agree more
Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76957 Apr 23, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
Oh, and one more thing...if I have a choice between believing the Gov't. and believing Fox Fake News, the Conspiracy and Propaganda Websites, Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones, Glenn Beck, and there's a couple of New Ones that entered the Arena just recently...I'll take the Federal Gov't. every time!
If the Federal Gov't is lying, sooner or later, that is always revealed. Your Sources just sink into oblivion, never to be heard from, again, without ever having to explain anything they do! Just like Snakes slithering into their Hiding Places...out of Sight, out of Mind!
Amen sister!!!!!
Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76958 Apr 23, 2013
NTMD8OR wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe not on YOUR news sources. But Fox hss covered everything Amos posted quite extensively over the past couple of days. Maybe you need to get your news from sources that are more efficient.
Hear that on Fox News or does it have any ground in reality?????

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#76960 Apr 23, 2013
Olivia wrote:
<quoted text>
Hear that on Fox News or does it have any ground in reality?????
I believe I stated Fox. Maybe you need to work on your reading comprehension. It only took a couple of days for Linda to post links to her news sources saying many of the same things. I prefer Fox because I get my news when it is new news not old news like Linda wants.
Pete

Clemmons, NC

#76962 Apr 23, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>Yes OT, I know about these new standards for old plants.
And some are now closing, I agree.
The Obama Administration was under a Court Order to issue the new rule.
Also two factors have made it easier for utilities to shut down old coal plants;
Power demand has weakened in recent years do to the economy and natural gas is cheaper. So utilities have switched to natural gas without impacting customer bills.
Meanwhile China has driven up the price of coal.
The EPA is the sole reason for the shut-downs

http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/epa...

Dunlapian,

Power plants can't just switch to natural gas for free and it takes a long time to do it. This switch does impact customer bills. Instead of retiring coal fired power plants AFTER new plants have been built, the EPA has dictated these retirements to happen now. Therefore, we have reduced power capacity and have forced power companies to instil peak use rates. After this happens, look at your bill and let everyone know how it changed. Thank you EPA.
Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76963 Apr 23, 2013
NTMD8OR wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe I stated Fox. Maybe you need to work on your reading comprehension. It only took a couple of days for Linda to post links to her news sources saying many of the same things. I prefer Fox because I get my news when it is new news not old news like Linda wants.
Yep, bill o'reilly said Social Security and medicare were not government programs live, on air. He denied Obama proposed tax cuts to any Gov. Programs although he did propose cuts to both SS and Medicare. he shook his hands wildly in the process of denying the facts. Fox News is a farce. Keep on living in fairy tale land GOP and you will continue down the road to oblivion. Please keep listening to the fringe right tea party wing nuts. Best thing that could happen for democrats.
Pete

Clemmons, NC

#76964 Apr 23, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>"Employers don't fire people simply because they get hurt on the job"
I guess you never heard of the "6 Month Probation Period'.
Or those pesky, "Falsifying Company Records" issues that can get you fired in a heartbeat. Example, you work 8 hours and 20 minutes and you document 8 and 1/2 hours, well you should of put down 8 and 1/4 hours.
Employers can do whatever they want, that is unless you have one of those pesky Unions protecting you.
But if you have a good boss you really don't need a Union, and even then the 2nd level might be a good reason to have a Union.
Dunlapian, where do you come up with this stuff? If you are not an employer, maybe you shouldn't assume how employers think or listen to union representatives who are not employers themselves.

Case in point. Employers are taxed via payroll tax on the number of ex-employees they have had who have gotten unemployment. In Tennessee at least, you would basically have had to steal from your employer or simply not shown up for work to not get unemployment. I have actually had an employee show up every day drunk and received unemployment. No employer is simply going to fire an employee for trivial reasons or for getting hurt at work because the employer wouldn't be able Ito afford the taxes associated with these types of acts. So no, employers can't simply do what they want to do. In fact, the opposite is true.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76965 Apr 23, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> Really ? Let's take a closer look....The legislature is in session a maximum of 90 days plus up to 15 administrative days. For that service they receive a base salary of $ 19,009. For each day they are in session they receive $185.00. They also get mileage to get there. Each legislator gets $1000.00 a month to operate a home office. They get a state pension which is much more generous than the average State of Tennessee employee, and they are entitled to the health insurance plan offered to all FULL TIME State of Tennessee employees.
When all of this is added up....the average takings from the job of a legislator comes to just under 60K.....The average salary for a worker in the State is $24,197.00.
I doubt that average worker in this state thinks our legislators are woefully underpaid.
I am NOT advocating that we cut legislator pay, or perks because we need to attract competent folks to run. I am just pointing out that the pay and benefits ain't too shabby for a part-time job and are a LONG LONG way from "minimum wage".
Thank you, OT! I posted the figures last night, though not as detailed as you and they were for last year, so yours are much more updated and more accurate. Plus, I also posted the Ones for the U.S. Legislators, in detail...but for some reason , the Moderators would not put my post up! I just can't imagine why they wouldn't...Tea baggers, I guess. <s>
So, when I couldn't get my post put up, I just said to heck with it, AND TOPIX...and went to bed.

You know, it just really irks me when I stop and think that Me, and all the other Posters, are putting money in Topix Corporate's pocket, while they allow their Moderators to try and censor our Posts , for no reason, other than it's a different opinion from theirs! But, it's the Teapublican way!
And if they will do it on a talk Forum, you can just imagine what they would do in your Life, if they get in a position to do so... VOTE THEM OUT and don't give them that power! Otherwise, I promise you that, YOU WILL BE SORRY, but it'll be too late then!

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