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U.S. says Obamacare covers married gay couples under family plan

There are 169 comments on the Reuters story from Mar 14, 2014, titled U.S. says Obamacare covers married gay couples under family plan. In it, Reuters reports that:

Married gay couples will be eligible for a family health policy under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, beginning in 2015, the U.S. government said on Friday, encouraging insurers to begin offering coverage this year.

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#157 Mar 18, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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My FAV of all time of course is Bugs Bunny.
I also LOVE The Simpsons,
and The Wacky Races was good.
Jonny Quest
Peanuts
Flintstones
Yogi Bear
Huckleberry Hound
probably some others i like too that I don't remember right now.
I agree about Bugs. My other favorites tend to be from an earlier era - Daffy Duck and many other Looney Tunes. Those people had to be stoned. Also, Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, Sylvester Cat. I liked some Disney ones too, but Looney Tunes was the hippest and funniest to me.

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#163 Mar 18, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I agree about Bugs. My other favorites tend to be from an earlier era - Daffy Duck and many other Looney Tunes. Those people had to be stoned. Also, Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, Sylvester Cat. I liked some Disney ones too, but Looney Tunes was the hippest and funniest to me.
I never lied Tom & Jerry ande never watched them. And I couldn't stand Woody Woodpecker so I never watched taht one either.

Daffy Duck and Sylvester are part of the Bugs Bunny family. While I always liked Sylvester, I never liked Daffy Duck EXCEPT when he was with Bugs, such as "Wabbit Season !" and also like when they traveled underground and wound up in Arabia with the treasure (I'm a RICH , happy miser !") ROFL !

You can watch these cartoons for the 200th time 50 years later and STILL laugh just as hard as you did when you were 6 years old and seeing them for the first time. Great humor is timeless.

Btw, 2 questions:

1. Exactly where, or at least on what island, was Bugs Bunny born ?

2. Why is the cat named "Sylvester" ?

GOOD LUCK !:)

LOL

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Alpharetta, GA

#166 Mar 19, 2014
if you guys like cartoons, I highly recommend SpongeBob Squarepants, its pretty good, and some of the stuff is over kids heads, aimed at adults.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#168 Mar 19, 2014
Gnu Guy wrote:
<quoted text>Total moron are you, Le Dumbo.
Original
Responsibility

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#169 Mar 19, 2014
Guess the issue about health care is moot at this point as you boys talking about molesting children and tv shows. Too bad

The dumbing down continues ....
Obama the Drama Queen

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#171 Mar 19, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
if you guys like cartoons, I highly recommend SpongeBob Squarepants, its pretty good, and some of the stuff is over kids heads, aimed at adults.
"The Graveyard Shift" is my favorite.

You've never heard of,,,,,"The Hash Slinging Slasher?"
Obama the Drama Queen

Hinsdale, MA

#172 Mar 19, 2014
The judge here on topix has a bug up his a**.

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#175 Mar 19, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I never lied Tom & Jerry ande never watched them. And I couldn't stand Woody Woodpecker so I never watched taht one either.
Daffy Duck and Sylvester are part of the Bugs Bunny family. While I always liked Sylvester, I never liked Daffy Duck EXCEPT when he was with Bugs, such as "Wabbit Season !" and also like when they traveled underground and wound up in Arabia with the treasure (I'm a RICH , happy miser !") ROFL !
You can watch these cartoons for the 200th time 50 years later and STILL laugh just as hard as you did when you were 6 years old and seeing them for the first time. Great humor is timeless.
Btw, 2 questions:
1. Exactly where, or at least on what island, was Bugs Bunny born ?
2. Why is the cat named "Sylvester" ?
GOOD LUCK !:)
LOL
I'm not going to Google these questions, but I'll take a stab about Bugs Bunny. I think Bugs might have been born in Brooklyn, NY,or possibly Manhattan. He soitanly had that regional accent. The original Bugs voice, before Mel Blanc, was awful but still had that regional tinge.

I never thought about how Sylvester got his name, though a grand appellation it is. But I think he borrowed his lisp from Daffy Duck. Do enlighten me.

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#176 Mar 19, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
if you guys like cartoons, I highly recommend SpongeBob Squarepants, its pretty good, and some of the stuff is over kids heads, aimed at adults.
Well that lets me out.

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Alpharetta, GA

#177 Mar 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Well that lets me out.
I watch it with my grandkids and get them to splain it to me.

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#178 Mar 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not going to Google these questions, but I'll take a stab about Bugs Bunny. I think Bugs might have been born in Brooklyn, NY,or possibly Manhattan. He soitanly had that regional accent. The original Bugs voice, before Mel Blanc, was awful but still had that regional tinge.
I never thought about how Sylvester got his name, though a grand appellation it is. But I think he borrowed his lisp from Daffy Duck. Do enlighten me.
You are correct that Bugs Bunny was born in Brooklyn (which is on Long Island, if you want to get more generalized. And I was born in Brooklyn also, and lived on Long Island for more than 50 years until just recently).

According to "Bugs Bunny: 50 Years and Only One Grey Hare", Bugs was born in 1940 in Brooklyn, New York in a warren under Ebbets Field ( 40.665,-73.958056 if you want to look up the location on Google Earth or Google Maps ), home of the Brooklyn Dodgers.(at the time, the nickname "Bugs" as in "Bugs Moran" or "Bugsy Siegel", was a common colloquial term for "crazy" as in "bugs in his brain").

As far as Sylvester is concerned, one of the taxonomic species names for the domestic cat is "Felis silvestris", hence his name "Sylvester" (I'm a "cat person and have 3 cats).

The Bugs Bunny cartoons, with their many assorted characters, were written on 2 different levels. There is obviously the humor that appeals to kids, but also written into them is a lot of adult humor. But since so many decades have passed, many of the jokes in the cartoons (such as Bugs Bunny saying::"you know how it is with these "A cards'" go right over the heads of children and adults alike nowadays. Many of the adult jokes took me decades to recognize, and I've spoken to people who still don't get these adult jokes, as many made references to people and things readily recognizable to people in the 1940's.

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#179 Mar 19, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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I watch it with my grandkids and get them to splain it to me.
I can't say SpongeBob is my main squeeze, but he is a cutie.
Lately I find myself strangely drawn to Cow and Chicken. I like the occasional guest appearance of Boneless Chicken.

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#180 Mar 19, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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You are correct that Bugs Bunny was born in Brooklyn (which is on Long Island, if you want to get more generalized. And I was born in Brooklyn also, and lived on Long Island for more than 50 years until just recently).
According to "Bugs Bunny: 50 Years and Only One Grey Hare", Bugs was born in 1940 in Brooklyn, New York in a warren under Ebbets Field ( 40.665,-73.958056 if you want to look up the location on Google Earth or Google Maps ), home of the Brooklyn Dodgers.(at the time, the nickname "Bugs" as in "Bugs Moran" or "Bugsy Siegel", was a common colloquial term for "crazy" as in "bugs in his brain").
As far as Sylvester is concerned, one of the taxonomic species names for the domestic cat is "Felis silvestris", hence his name "Sylvester" (I'm a "cat person and have 3 cats).
The Bugs Bunny cartoons, with their many assorted characters, were written on 2 different levels. There is obviously the humor that appeals to kids, but also written into them is a lot of adult humor. But since so many decades have passed, many of the jokes in the cartoons (such as Bugs Bunny saying::"you know how it is with these "A cards'" go right over the heads of children and adults alike nowadays. Many of the adult jokes took me decades to recognize, and I've spoken to people who still don't get these adult jokes, as many made references to people and things readily recognizable to people in the 1940's.
Interesting about Sylvester. I have five cats but I didn't know that.

I once saw Bugs as a gay hairdresser. He had to make some feeble reference to having a wife in order to get the cartoon shown.

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#181 Mar 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting about Sylvester. I have five cats but I didn't know that.
I once saw Bugs as a gay hairdresser. He had to make some feeble reference to having a wife in order to get the cartoon shown.
I remember him doing the hairdresser thing only on one cartoon which was with tat monster wearing the sneakers in the mad scientists' castle. And a "Mrs, Bugs Bunny" did appear one with a sign pointing to her. Bugs also had a a small nephew.

The was also another very small rabbit name "Shorty" who spoke at light-speed and whom Pete Puma was chasing . LOL That one was on recently. Also, Pete Puma spoke like "Crazy Guggenheim", but as I said earlier, most people today would not recognize that, although it was readily apparent to the audience at the time the cartoon was produced.

Did you get Bugs's joke about the "A card" ?

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#182 Mar 19, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I remember him doing the hairdresser thing only on one cartoon which was with tat monster wearing the sneakers in the mad scientists' castle. And a "Mrs, Bugs Bunny" did appear one with a sign pointing to her. Bugs also had a a small nephew.
The was also another very small rabbit name "Shorty" who spoke at light-speed and whom Pete Puma was chasing . LOL That one was on recently. Also, Pete Puma spoke like "Crazy Guggenheim", but as I said earlier, most people today would not recognize that, although it was readily apparent to the audience at the time the cartoon was produced.
Did you get Bugs's joke about the "A card" ?
I'm either too young to know, or too old to remember.

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#183 Mar 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I'm either too young to know, or too old to remember.
Bugs Bunny is on everyday and has been for decades.

Bugs Bunny as hairdresser:

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#184 Mar 19, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Bugs Bunny is on everyday and has been for decades.
Bugs Bunny as hairdresser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =WI77jhm7LIsXX
My reference was to the "A Card", not to Bugs in general.

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#185 Mar 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>My reference was to the "A Card", not to Bugs in general.
Bugs Bunny in "falling Hare" with the "A Card" (skip to the end for the joke about the A Card).

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#186 Mar 19, 2014
btw, that cartoon also mentions Wendel Wilkie and Of Mice And Men, 2 things people nowadays probably don't recognize.

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#187 Mar 19, 2014
It also has a 4F joke. and that plane is a fairly accurate drawing of a DC-3, not a bomber.

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