Ben

Lenoir, NC

#45631 Dec 26, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
Ben, aren't you glad the unemployment rate in dropping in NC as well as in the nation?
No, Florida, I want to see bread lines, I want to go out of business because people are not working and not spending. Are you serious? Stop "Party Baiting".

“physics is your friend”

Since: May 12

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#45632 Dec 26, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
Ben, aren't you glad the unemployment rate in dropping in NC as well as in the nation?
Burger King is hiring.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#45633 Dec 26, 2013
Ben wrote:
<quoted text>No, Florida, I want to see bread lines, I want to go out of business because people are not working and not spending. Are you serious? Stop "Party Baiting".
Then you need to show some gratitude that more people are back at work.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#45634 Dec 26, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text> More Communist minded pay off and enslavement of Americans.
Another one of the Communist Goals was to “Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist denomination. Today, the United States gives foreign aid to over 150 of the 192 countries of the world, including Communist China. This is money they call taxes, money that the people in government have taken from our families. This is money we could use to rebuild our homes, feed our families send our children to college, but no. They have given it to countries that kill Americans as well as destroy our freedom and do so now. The Communist minded people in control are transforming America into a Communist society and we as their slaves. That is all this government can be counted on to do. The have the support of weak minded people who think the government is the answer.
Give us a history lesson, Taxpayer. When did all of this foreign aid begin and which body of government funds it year after year?

“physics is your friend”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#45635 Dec 26, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
<quoted text>
Then you need to show some gratitude that more people are back at work.
Yes, I'm grateful to the republican governor for the improved job outlook IN NC!

“physics is your friend”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#45636 Dec 26, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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Give us a history lesson, Taxpayer. When did all of this foreign aid begin and which body of government funds it year after year?
State, do you possess ANY KNOWLEDGE of history? Can't do your own research? Typical democrat, always wanting someone else to do their work for them.(remain calm.just a little political humor).:)
Ben

Lenoir, NC

#45637 Dec 26, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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Then you need to show some gratitude that more people are back at work.
Some "gratitude"???? Why, because I didn't buy the gifts I wanted to, because I have to plan on the coming year overhead. Because I now have to go and start planning to more in taxes this coming year. Gratitude??? WHO should I show that to, exactly???
Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#45638 Dec 26, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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Then you need to show some gratitude that more people are back at work.
Are they! Or are they off the list, on welfare and not looking for jobs. It is easier to sit home watch tv and collect a check stolen by the Fed from working people.
Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#45639 Dec 26, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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Give us a history lesson, Taxpayer. When did all of this foreign aid begin and which body of government funds it year after year?
The goals were set in 1963 by the American Communist party. But, the ground work had been started long be for that. Not hard to find.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#45640 Dec 26, 2013
Ben wrote:
<quoted text>Some "gratitude"???? Why, because I didn't buy the gifts I wanted to, because I have to plan on the coming year overhead. Because I now have to go and start planning to more in taxes this coming year. Gratitude??? WHO should I show that to, exactly???
It must have been much better for you in 2008.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#45641 Dec 26, 2013
Ben wrote:
<quoted text>Some "gratitude"???? Why, because I didn't buy the gifts I wanted to, because I have to plan on the coming year overhead. Because I now have to go and start planning to more in taxes this coming year. Gratitude??? WHO should I show that to, exactly???
I had to read your message 3 times to make sure that I understood. Now, I do understand. Read it again. It's all about YOU!

1) I didn't buy the gifts I wanted to.
2) I have to plan on the overhead
3) I have to plan on more taxes for me

There was not any mention of others who have found work. The fact is that there are a lot of unfortunate families who have struggled in the past and now have employment to keep their families afloat. Not one word did you offer for their good fortune. Not one word of gratitude that their fortunes have changed for the better and now they live in much more security. Yes, it's all about YOU! And that is what I find to be the most common fact about a majority of Republicans that I know. They can't project happiness for someone else, becasue all the focus is on themselves. Gratitude! Not a hard concept to learn. I am fortunate to have remained employed through this entire economic crisis, and I am grateful for this fact. But, then I am also grateful for those who have survived the crisis and are now back to gainful employment. Gratitude..not a hard concept. Give it a try.
TSF

Greenville, NC

#45642 Dec 26, 2013
Ben. They are not dropping wooly worms, they are dropping possums. You prove my point with your claim that the possum drop has fixed the economy. I kind of figured you would think that way. NC law allows 18 year olds to vote. Many high school students are already 18 and many vote . I wouldn't expect to find you reading . Republikans even hate lens crafters because they make glasses and that can lead to reading.
Ben wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't it your guys who are eliminating the teacher tax deduction in a few days?? Can't blame this one on Bush, your guy did it. As for "possum dropping", I dare you to look at what the "Wooly Worm Festival" does for Watauga County. Thousands of people at that event spending money like drunken sailors. You have been corrected on the airport thing by someone else on here. I have yet to see a high school student vote, which I am sure you don't understand the LAW on voting in your state. Because you keep making ridiculous claims. Maybe you can do a little New Years reading, making your claims more factual.
TSF

Greenville, NC

#45643 Dec 26, 2013
We agree on this. Foreign aid is ridiculous when we have to tax the hungry in the USA to give money to foreign dictators. I say stop pouring money into the middle East in particular and that includes Israel
Let them hate us for nothing.
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text> More Communist minded pay off and enslavement of Americans.
Another one of the Communist Goals was to “Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist denomination. Today, the United States gives foreign aid to over 150 of the 192 countries of the world, including Communist China. This is money they call taxes, money that the people in government have taken from our families. This is money we could use to rebuild our homes, feed our families send our children to college, but no. They have given it to countries that kill Americans as well as destroy our freedom and do so now. The Communist minded people in control are transforming America into a Communist society and we as their slaves. That is all this government can be counted on to do. The have the support of weak minded people who think the government is the answer.
hole in the wall

Baltimore, MD

#45644 Dec 26, 2013
Dont vote for a DEMORAT
TSF

Greenville, NC

#45645 Dec 26, 2013
The NC republican legislature passed a law attempting to steal Charlotte's airport. A million dollars in NC tax money has already been spent on litigation because of that attempted legislative larceny by republikans. The issue will probably not be settled for years and many more millions of taxpayer dollars. The only jobs created by the republican legislature is work for attorneys trying to defend the many challenges to their unconstitutional legislative overreach..
Ben wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't it your guys who are eliminating the teacher tax deduction in a few days?? Can't blame this one on Bush, your guy did it. As for "possum dropping", I dare you to look at what the "Wooly Worm Festival" does for Watauga County. Thousands of people at that event spending money like drunken sailors. You have been corrected on the airport thing by someone else on here. I have yet to see a high school student vote, which I am sure you don't understand the LAW on voting in your state. Because you keep making ridiculous claims. Maybe you can do a little New Years reading, making your claims more factual.
TSF

Greenville, NC

#45646 Dec 26, 2013
Vote for more tax breaks for the rich and increased taxes on the middle class. Vote republican. Vote against freedom of religion in NC. vote republican. Vote against public schools for children and vote against public schools having books. Vote yourself a tax increase, vote republikan
hole in the wall wrote:
Dont vote for a DEMORAT
Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#45647 Dec 26, 2013
The insurance and healthcare industries know how to play the game. In fact, the healthcare industry spent $243 million in 2013 to lobby for Obamacare. Why? Because now they can get double that back from Taxpayers bailout money. Told the socialist freeloading morons there is no free ride.
Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#45648 Dec 26, 2013
TSF wrote:
Vote for more tax breaks for the rich and increased taxes on the middle class. Vote republican. Vote against freedom of religion in NC. vote republican. Vote against public schools for children and vote against public schools having books. Vote yourself a tax increase, vote republikan
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Them mean old Republicans are out to get you TSF. We will take all their money that will show them.
Ben

Lenoir, NC

#45649 Dec 27, 2013
TSF wrote:
Ben. They are not dropping wooly worms, they are dropping possums. You prove my point with your claim that the possum drop has fixed the economy. I kind of figured you would think that way. NC law allows 18 year olds to vote. Many high school students are already 18 and many vote . I wouldn't expect to find you reading . Republikans even hate lens crafters because they make glasses and that can lead to reading.
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I figured you would think that way so here's some knowledge for ya, "In Brasstown, North Carolina an annual "hillbilly" event at Clay's Corner convenience store is organized by proprietors Clay and Judy Logan.[1] At midnight on New Year's Eve, instead of dropping an inanimate object, a plexiglass pyramid containing a live possum was lowered from the roof of the store.[2] The animal is lowered carefully to prevent the occurrence of injury or trauma. The opossum is not actually "dropped;" as with most events of its kind, it is lowered with great care, in the same manner as a time ball.[3]

Federal and state animal permits are obtained in advance and the opossum is released afterwards.[4] The festivities include a contest with local men dressed as women to compete for the title "Miss Possom Queen" as well as bluegrass music, snacks and beverages, and souvenir merchandise.[4]

Clay Logan received international attention in 2004 after the Possum Drop was featured in a New York Times article." "n Tallapoosa, Georgia Kate Gardener organizes a biennial event held on odd years.[7][8] The “Bell Tower Bash” is held in Buchanan, Georgia on even years.

Spencer the possum is lowered in a ball wrapped with Christmas lights from the top of the American Hometown Realty Building (Opossum can only be seen once dropped and only upon close inspection). A living animal is not lowered but it remains uncertain whether Spencer is a stuffed toy opossum or died of natural causes several years ago and was stuffed by local taxidermist Bud Jones. Spencer's name is a tribute to Ralph L. Spencer.[9]

The majority of residents of the city of Tallapoosa consider the event to be "redneck" and are against using the possum moniker to promote "Possum Snout", a nickname considered demeaning to the history of Tallapoosa (which means "Golden Water" or "Gold In Water" in the language of the Native American Muscogee)" "Peta, along with "five veterinarians with more than 125 years of combined experience in wildlife medicine and leading wildlife rehabilitators and educators who collectively have cared for well over 14,000 opossums" are all in agreement that "capturing a wild opossum, holding the animal for several days or weeks, and suspending the animal in a Plexiglas box high in the air as fireworks are set off, muskets are fired, crowds of people scream, and loud music is played" is a terrifying experience for such "shy" animals." "According to wildlife experts, the "dropped" opossums "likely died shortly after their release, probably from predation or 'capture myopathy,' a cascading series of catastrophic physical reactions to stress and trauma."[16]

Dr. Brian King, a wildlife veterinarian with more than twenty years of experience in treating opossums, concludes that it's "likely these animals met a horrible death"[16] after their release following the Opossum Drop. Furthermore, he goes on to say that "there is no justification for inflicting such cruelty on any animal for the sake of two hours of public amusement."[16] Also, he says that by issuing a permit for such an activity, North Carolina would be "tantamount to becoming complicit in animal abuse."[16]

Another wildlife expert in opposition The Possum Drop is Dr. Kenneth Jones, the country's foremost opossum researcher and veterinarian. He says this "disgusting" practice "tormenting an opossum." I apologize, I didn't know that opossums were so fragile and I will rail about the abuse as loudly as you do about the new taxes Obamacare is imposing on all of us, deal??

“physics is your friend”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#45650 Dec 27, 2013
TSF wrote:
Vote for more tax breaks for the rich and increased taxes on the middle class. Vote republican. Vote against freedom of religion in NC. vote republican. Vote against public schools for children and vote against public schools having books. Vote yourself a tax increase, vote republikan
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DON'T be a trottel TSF.Democrat suppression of contrary thought is on display as never before.The non-affordable health care act is destroying the financial viability of middle class Americans, while you obsess over possums.

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