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

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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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#188 Mar 19, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
btw, that cartoon also mentions Wendel Wilkie and Of Mice And Men, 2 things people nowadays probably don't recognize.
ME ME! Wendell Wilkie ran against FDR in a dramatically losing effort. I can't believe most people wouldn't know about "Of Mice and Men".

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#189 Mar 19, 2014
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It also has a 4F joke. and that plane is a fairly accurate drawing of a DC-3, not a bomber.
Wow! I need someone to count the bricks in my retaining wall. Are you for hire?

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#190 Mar 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Wow! I need someone to count the bricks in my retaining wall. Are you for hire?
for an agreed upon price

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#191 Mar 19, 2014
what was the name of that cartoon character, a lion or leopard or something that said 'heavens to mergatroid, exit stage left' he was the first openly gay cartoon character to get widespread coverage.

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#192 Mar 19, 2014
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what was the name of that cartoon character, a lion or leopard or something that said 'heavens to mergatroid, exit stage left' he was the first openly gay cartoon character to get widespread coverage.
Snagglepuss. The voice was a impersonation of Bert Lahr.

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#193 Mar 19, 2014
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what was the name of that cartoon character, a lion or leopard or something that said 'heavens to mergatroid, exit stage left' he was the first openly gay cartoon character to get widespread coverage.
Oh, that's an EASY one ! That was Snagglepuss. A Hanna-Barbera character voiced by Daws Butler.

He was on Quick Draw McGraw and Yogi Bear.

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#194 Mar 19, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
what was the name of that cartoon character, a lion or leopard or something that said 'heavens to mergatroid, exit stage left' he was the first openly gay cartoon character to get widespread coverage.
P.S. Snagglepuss was not gay, either openly or otherwise. Maybe you mistook the Bert Lahr impression for something else even. Snagglepuss had a brother who played tennis, but Snagglepuss was a manly little fellow (and a lion, not a leopard. Which makes me wonder, did the term "Leo the Lion" get its name from the first three letters in "leopard"?)

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#195 Mar 19, 2014
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for an agreed upon price
Whatever your price, you're taking me to the cleaners. However, I'm looking for a needle in a haystack. Do you do pro bono work?

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#196 Mar 19, 2014
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<quoted text>P.S. Snagglepuss was not gay, either openly or otherwise. Maybe you mistook the Bert Lahr impression for something else even. Snagglepuss had a brother who played tennis, but Snagglepuss was a manly little fellow (and a lion, not a leopard. Which makes me wonder, did the term "Leo the Lion" get its name from the first three letters in "leopard"?)
Do you remember Pete Puma ? LOL He talked like Crazy Guggenheim.

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#197 Mar 19, 2014
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Do you remember Pete Puma ? LOL He talked like Crazy Guggenheim.
Vaguely. But I know Guggenheim came from Jackie Gleason's bartender sketches.

Why no mention of such lesser luminaries as Ricochet Rabbit? or Crusader Rabbit? or Magilla Gorilla? or Top Cat? or The Aardvark and the Ant? Oh, the humanity!

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#198 Mar 19, 2014
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<quoted text>Vaguely. But I know Guggenheim came from Jackie Gleason's bartender sketches.
Why no mention of such lesser luminaries as Ricochet Rabbit? or Crusader Rabbit? or Magilla Gorilla? or Top Cat? or The Aardvark and the Ant? Oh, the humanity!
Well, I think Bugs Bunny and the associated character are absolutely the BEST cartoons ever made, followed I guess by The Simpsons, The Flintstones,.Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear.

Ricochet Rabbit I remember but didn't like that much, same with Magilla Gorila. Top Cat I just didn't like. not many did I guess because there were only 32 episodes I think against the hundreds of Bugs Bunny cartoons. The last one I don't remember, or just never heard of. There were other cartoons I watched, some good, some not so good, but Bugs Bunny cartoons are in a class by themselves. I don't think there was anything else that funny or good or with so many adult jokes.

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#199 Mar 19, 2014
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Well, I think Bugs Bunny and the associated character are absolutely the BEST cartoons ever made, followed I guess by The Simpsons, The Flintstones,.Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear.
Ricochet Rabbit I remember but didn't like that much, same with Magilla Gorila. Top Cat I just didn't like. not many did I guess because there were only 32 episodes I think against the hundreds of Bugs Bunny cartoons. The last one I don't remember, or just never heard of. There were other cartoons I watched, some good, some not so good, but Bugs Bunny cartoons are in a class by themselves. I don't think there was anything else that funny or good or with so many adult jokes.
Be vewy vewy quiet. We're hunting The Aardvark and The Ant. That one had an even briefer shelf life, about 12 episodes in all. What distinguished it for me was mimic John Byner doing a spot-on impersonation of Jackie Mason as the Aardvark. The incongruity made it funny to me.

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#200 Mar 19, 2014
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<quoted text>Be vewy vewy quiet. We're hunting The Aardvark and The Ant. That one had an even briefer shelf life, about 12 episodes in all. What distinguished it for me was mimic John Byner doing a spot-on impersonation of Jackie Mason as the Aardvark. The incongruity made it funny to me.
After looking it up on youtube,I do remember the aarrdvark, but i wouldn't watch it because i couldn't stand that jackie mason voice.

and speaking of jackie mason, are you aware that he adopted that voice, and that was not the way he and his family actually spoke ?(that is what I have read, anyways).

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#201 Mar 19, 2014
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what was the name of that cartoon character, a lion or leopard or something that said 'heavens to mergatroid, exit stage left' he was the first openly gay cartoon character to get widespread coverage.
I almost forgot. Snagglepuss once appeared in an episode depicting King Arthur, where he said "Heavens to Guinnevere" instead of his go-to "Heavens to Mergatroid". Exit, hungrier than ever, stage left.

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#202 Mar 19, 2014
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After looking it up on youtube,I do remember the aarrdvark, but i wouldn't watch it because i couldn't stand that jackie mason voice.
and speaking of jackie mason, are you aware that he adopted that voice, and that was not the way he and his family actually spoke ?(that is what I have read, anyways).
I don't think what you read about Jackie Mason is true. Jackie came from a Jewish family and was once a rabbinical student. His comic voice was only a slight exaggeration of the way his people spoke, both in intonation and cadence.
I can't make you like Jackie Mason, but his voice and mannerisms are honestly come by. Would it help if I told you he's a conservative?

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#203 Mar 19, 2014
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<quoted text>I don't think what you read about Jackie Mason is true. Jackie came from a Jewish family and was once a rabbinical student. His comic voice was only a slight exaggeration of the way his people spoke, both in intonation and cadence.
I can't make you like Jackie Mason, but his voice and mannerisms are honestly come by. Would it help if I told you he's a conservative?
No, I know he's a conservative. I'm a Libertarian. I saw him on tv in the 60's when I was a kid so I am very familiar with him. He was a rabbi as nearly all his male relatives are. I read that he spoke like any other New Yorker, but specifically acquired that thick Jewish accent, and that his relatives do not speak like that.

Speaking of stand up comics, do you remember and did you like, Jackie Vernon ?(I did) LOL

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#204 Mar 19, 2014
I saw George Carllin at Westbury Music Fair years ago. He was also one of my FAVS.

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#205 Mar 19, 2014
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Funny, Obama got caught lying a lot. LMFAO
Sad. You can't read a link.

No, the President didn't lie; but the republican pundits do nothing but.

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#206 Mar 19, 2014
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I saw George Carllin at Westbury Music Fair years ago. He was also one of my FAVS.
I saw him live, as well. I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe. That was a while back.

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#207 Mar 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>ME ME! Wendell Wilkie ran against FDR in a dramatically losing effort. I can't believe most people wouldn't know about "Of Mice and Men".
Sad isn't it?

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