Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...

Since: Dec 11

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#31928 Jan 10, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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Yes, I certainly would make that deal, if it was to help the suffering of many people, particularly children, who were displaced from the aftrmath of the storm. You're rationale still sounds like Silver. You should be proud of yourself. Not really caring unless it is "me" or "mine", then the 'pork" of the deal is a distant secondary concern. You've already shown that. The dollar is more important to you than the welfare of the people.
I am proud of myself Arnold. No pun intended but unlike you, I know when someone's trying sell me a pig in a poke. Maybe one day you'll take off the blinders and figure out that everything that goes on in Washington is not for the good of the people but for those making the decisions.

Please stop the drama with the "suffering, especially the children". Thousands of children suffer daily and I don't see you on the bandwagon about that or our political leaders in Washington turning a blind eye. You've bought right into their mantra that entitlements will make everything just alright and it's out of sight out of mind for them as long as we keep the gravy train running. Pretty soon all of you will be suffering because this country's scraping the bottom of the pan for the gravy. We're to a place where the government can't even tax its' citizens enough to get out of the debt we're in and people like you don't even question why there's no gravy in the pot. If you can't see, you gotta feel.

“Arch Nemisis of Democrats”

Since: Jun 12

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#31929 Jan 10, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
<quoted text>And the conservative right like to call Pelosi a wack job when Boehner shows such obvious signs of emotional instability. When you can't control your own emotions, what does that say? I don't mind seeing someone cry with a purpose, but this man cries at the drop of a hat on ANYTHING. Strange man without a doubt. He is perfect for the out of touch Republicans. Just imgagine what Fox News and Rush would say about this behavior if he were a Democrat! They would be merciless, but being a Republican, they never mention it.
And Obama got emotional over new town ct. Moving on

“Arch Nemisis of Democrats”

Since: Jun 12

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#31930 Jan 10, 2013
LuLu wrote:
I'm with you Bacon, I don't mind helping Sandy, I don't think NASCAR, Amtrak.Smithsonian,etc need a boost at the same time.
Agreed

Since: Dec 11

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#31931 Jan 11, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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And Obama got emotional over new town ct. Moving on
But, I don't recall Boner getting emotional over that. Isn't that strange? Something so tragic you could really cry over, he doesn't! He crys over the rich having to pay more taxes. What an odd ball!

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#31932 Jan 11, 2013
The Enemy Within wrote:
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The welfare of the people?
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them" - Thomas Jefferson.
Waste! That is what the Sandy Relief Bill is. If it were restricted to truly help those in need then fine but that is not the case. Politicians from both sides with their damn hands out.
As for the relief bills in the past they were a waste also. Enough is enough.
Totally agree TEW. All they needed to do in Congress before sending the bill to the senate was to say "We're here to decide based off estimates from the government for government purchased flood insurance, the subway system, clean up crews, DOT, and all the other agencies involved how much money is needed and take a vote, so we can start cutting checks for these people." Instead, as in the past, both side saw this hurricane as an opportunity to get what they "wanted" not "needed" rammed thru with this vote. IMO, the bill or package should have only had language regarding hurricane Sandy and nothing else and these people could have already been on their way to rebuilding their homes and businesses.

When will the people of this country wake up and see the elected officials in Washington aren't up there to work off the barter system? It's not "if you give me this then I'll give you that". Our country is being run little more than a flea market or swap meet and it has to stop.

Since: Dec 11

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#31933 Jan 11, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
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I am proud of myself Arnold. No pun intended but unlike you, I know when someone's trying sell me a pig in a poke. Maybe one day you'll take off the blinders and figure out that everything that goes on in Washington is not for the good of the people but for those making the decisions.
Please stop the drama with the "suffering, especially the children". Thousands of children suffer daily and I don't see you on the bandwagon about that or our political leaders in Washington turning a blind eye. You've bought right into their mantra that entitlements will make everything just alright and it's out of sight out of mind for them as long as we keep the gravy train running. Pretty soon all of you will be suffering because this country's scraping the bottom of the pan for the gravy. We're to a place where the government can't even tax its' citizens enough to get out of the debt we're in and people like you don't even question why there's no gravy in the pot. If you can't see, you gotta feel.
Money trumps the needs of people. You should be proud. Welcome to the Silver club.

Since: Dec 11

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#31934 Jan 11, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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Money trumps the needs of people. You should be proud. Welcome to the Silver club.
Arnold, your fellow posters on here need to welcome you to the Sheep Club. Just like dumb sheep that don't know anything better than to follow their leader, be taken care of by their leader and then be led to the slaughter. Be proud that you're being led around like a dumb farm animal that is literally and figuratively spesking being killed with kindness. Baaaaaa, baaaaa, baaaaaa...

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#31935 Jan 11, 2013
oops..speaking

Since: Sep 12

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#31936 Jan 11, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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But, I don't recall Boner getting emotional over that. Isn't that strange? Something so tragic you could really cry over, he doesn't! He crys over the rich having to pay more taxes. What an odd ball!
I don't recall anyone ASKING him about CT. How do you know he didn't get "emotional"? Let's see the media would have covered the President or Speaker? President or Speaker? Who do you think won that one? Come on AZ, this was a lame comment at best.

Since: Sep 12

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#31937 Jan 11, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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Money trumps the needs of people. You should be proud. Welcome to the Silver club.
There is NO MONEY! The "people" need a budget. Then maybe when the next "Superstorm" (I'm with waco on that), hits "the people" won't worry about disaster relief. Oh wait, the gov. is gonna have to help Ill. with their public pensions. 92 BILLION dollars. Half to wait on that relief.

Since: Sep 12

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#31938 Jan 11, 2013
"Have" sorry

“ We are not permanent”

Since: Oct 08

Gaston County

#31939 Jan 11, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
<quoted text>Totally agree TEW. All they needed to do in Congress before sending the bill to the senate was to say "We're here to decide based off estimates from the government for government purchased flood insurance, the subway system, clean up crews, DOT, and all the other agencies involved how much money is needed and take a vote, so we can start cutting checks for these people." Instead, as in the past, both side saw this hurricane as an opportunity to get what they "wanted" not "needed" rammed thru with this vote. IMO, the bill or package should have only had language regarding hurricane Sandy and nothing else and these people could have already been on their way to rebuilding their homes and businesses.

When will the people of this country wake up and see the elected officials in Washington aren't up there to work off the barter system? It's not "if you give me this then I'll give you that". Our country is being run little more than a flea market or swap meet and it has to stop.
Couldn't agree more.

I saw a New Jersey man on the news the other night that was waiting on his home owners to settle and was complaining that the $18K the government had GIVEN him was gone and he needed more. He was demanding more.

Give me a break. I too remember Hugo and 17 days with no power, days with no school or work. Claimed the damages to the insurance and waited. NEVER saw a dime of any government relief money.

I am no better than anyone else however the "I am entitled" mentality of people today kills me. I owe no one anything, if I choose to help others in need it will be at my discretion.....

“Arch Nemisis of Democrats”

Since: Jun 12

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#31940 Jan 11, 2013
The Enemy Within wrote:
<quoted text>Couldn't agree more.

I saw a New Jersey man on the news the other night that was waiting on his home owners to settle and was complaining that the $18K the government had GIVEN him was gone and he needed more. He was demanding more.

Give me a break. I too remember Hugo and 17 days with no power, days with no school or work. Claimed the damages to the insurance and waited. NEVER saw a dime of any government relief money.

I am no better than anyone else however the "I am entitled" mentality of people today kills me. I owe no one anything, if I choose to help others in need it will be at my discretion.....
Here here

Since: Sep 12

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#31941 Jan 11, 2013
The Enemy Within wrote:
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Couldn't agree more.
I saw a New Jersey man on the news the other night that was waiting on his home owners to settle and was complaining that the $18K the government had GIVEN him was gone and he needed more. He was demanding more.
Give me a break. I too remember Hugo and 17 days with no power, days with no school or work. Claimed the damages to the insurance and waited. NEVER saw a dime of any government relief money.
I am no better than anyone else however the "I am entitled" mentality of people today kills me. I owe no one anything, if I choose to help others in need it will be at my discretion.....
Yep, I give to charity and it also is at my discretion. My Dad found a coffee cup and a small change jar with $14.+ in it after Ike. Concrete slab all that was left of his house. He bought his first EVER new auto, at 72 years old. Paid in full for it as well, with his insurance money.
TSF

Fayetteville, NC

#31943 Jan 11, 2013
The weeper of the house only cares about PAC checks from the wealthy in return for his support for tax breaks to the rich.
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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But, I don't recall Boner getting emotional over that. Isn't that strange? Something so tragic you could really cry over, he doesn't! He crys over the rich having to pay more taxes. What an odd ball!
TSF

Fayetteville, NC

#31944 Jan 11, 2013
I was heavily involved in the Hugo clean up and never saw one dime of federal money come to any people in our area. Mostly, homeowners used their homeowners insurance to pay for repairs to their homes. It was so profitable that I could hardly keep from wishing for another hurricane.
Makin bacon wrote:
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Don't tell me what I would do and wouldn't. We were hit by hurricane Hugo that in addition to being a hurricane spawned small tornadoes where I live. We went over two weeks without the first sign of a power company or any kind of help. It was everyone helping themselves and then helping their neighbors. I didn't scream to holy hell, I called my insurance company which because of all the claims took a while, put a tarp over the roof that caved in from falling trees and flying debris, taped up the windows that were broken and blown out and sat with a toddler day in and day out. We were fortunate to have generators and one stayed at home and my husband took the other to work with him, so he could make money for our business that was destroyed. Eventually, some guys from the federal government did come to see our damage and were more concerned about the damn trees that had been blown down than the fact my ass was sitting in a house that was a hot mess. Cry me a river Arnold, just as you do for the Sandy victims. I didn't get squat from the government, but I'm not so empathetic that I can't feel what they're going thru, but it doesn't change my mind on helping them versus "giving" away money for "perks" that have nothing to do with their situation.
What you're displaying is called caving. It's no different than if you were to go get a $50 withdrawal from your bank and they said before we give you your money, you must help build a new concession stand at Charlotte Motor Speedway by giving us $100. Knowing you, you'd give them $100 to get your $50.

Since: Dec 11

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#31945 Jan 11, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
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Arnold, your fellow posters on here need to welcome you to the Sheep Club. Just like dumb sheep that don't know anything better than to follow their leader, be taken care of by their leader and then be led to the slaughter. Be proud that you're being led around like a dumb farm animal that is literally and figuratively spesking being killed with kindness. Baaaaaa, baaaaa, baaaaaa...
Now, I like that. Jesus made many references about the sheep and the goats, with the sheep being his true followers. I guess that puts you on the goat team. Let's keep it like that. Silver is the leader of the goat team. That's where you fit.

“Vote”

Since: May 12

Houston

#31946 Jan 11, 2013
emlu wrote:
"Have" sorry
Never say you're sorry.Instead,tell 'em to go get@@@@@@!!!!
TSF

Fayetteville, NC

#31947 Jan 11, 2013
Gem of wisdom

A liberal is a conservative who has never been mugged and a conservative is a libertarian who has not been to court.
TSF

Fayetteville, NC

#31948 Jan 11, 2013
After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said:

'Let me see if I've got this right.

'You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.

'You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.

'You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.

'You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams.

'You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card.

'You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.

'You want me to do all this, and then you tell me......

I CAN'T PRAY

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