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#23181 Feb 19, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>the media can and does control the trend of the thinking public.... LENO/OPRAH/MEDIA elected the 1st Afro-Amer president in history ....

Obama was duly sworn in: he became the 1st black President...

re-election the profile of Leno/Oprah/media was subdued ...
correct me if I'm wrong , but isn't your government's political woes be more of a concern to you
Personally I've reached a point where I do not believe my vote matters. With the Electoral College and Delegates, someone can win the popular vote but lose the Primary or General Election.

It seems campaign contributions can be limitless so to me it seems its all about money getting someone elected.

Not only is there the greed and power high most succumb to, but its become a family business both locally and nationally: Stroger, Daley, Kennedy & Bush.....

I've become quite disillusioned and disgusted with the candidates and the process. I get that all of you servicemen fought and died for the people's right to have a vote, but I would think some are "rolling in their graves" to see what it's become.

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#23182 Feb 19, 2013
tallyho wrote:
anyhow , good morning LADY EL/MADAME GRACIE/Ladies & Gents of the realm Kit Krue
Oh happy happy day to you all!

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#23183 Feb 19, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Personally I've reached a point where I do not believe my vote matters. With the Electoral College and Delegates, someone can win the popular vote but lose the Primary or General Election.
It seems campaign contributions can be limitless so to me it seems its all about money getting someone elected.
Not only is there the greed and power high most succumb to, but its become a family business both locally and nationally: Stroger, Daley, Kennedy & Bush.....
I've become quite disillusioned and disgusted with the candidates and the process. I get that all of you servicemen fought and died for the people's right to have a vote, but I would think some are "rolling in their graves" to see what it's become.
Good morning Quinn. Don't let it get you down. It has always been like this. The only thing that changes is the tech :)

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#23184 Feb 19, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
If that were true why would the Republicans permit it? The better known Republicans and conservative pundits are by far not wallflowers.
The Democrats were far better at defining Romney. He is rich, he closed business, a woman died from cancer because of Romney, Even the head of the senate Harry Ried said he knew a guy who said Romney never paid his taxes. You tell the same lies often enough and people believe them. Romney blew it in the third debate by not nailing Obama on Libya

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#23185 Feb 19, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Personally I've reached a point where I do not believe my vote matters. With the Electoral College and Delegates, someone can win the popular vote but lose the Primary or General Election.
It seems campaign contributions can be limitless so to me it seems its all about money getting someone elected.
Not only is there the greed and power high most succumb to, but its become a family business both locally and nationally: Stroger, Daley, Kennedy & Bush.....
I've become quite disillusioned and disgusted with the candidates and the process. I get that all of you servicemen fought and died for the people's right to have a vote, but I would think some are "rolling in their graves" to see what it's become.
agree with some of your thoughts ....

President is a rich man's contest... and a media backing ... the electoral college does need an overhaul , the two party system still works , any more and congress will be in turmoil all the time ..

but a president should be qualified in politics before seeking office.. a year as a jr. senator to me doesn't endear me with your thumb on the button

LBJ was the most productive president of the USA for civil right than any other..why ... because he had 40 years of political clout

“Denny Crain”

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#23186 Feb 19, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
agree with some of your thoughts ....
President is a rich man's contest... and a media backing ... the electoral college does need an overhaul , the two party system still works , any more and congress will be in turmoil all the time ..
but a president should be qualified in politics before seeking office.. a year as a jr. senator to me doesn't endear me with your thumb on the button
LBJ was the most productive president of the USA for civil right than any other..why ... because he had 40 years of political clout
LBJ was the best politician we have had in a very long time. His great society welfare program turned blacks from being Republican to Democrat. He destroyed the black family. You couldn't get welfare with a married man home. He created through his war and welfare a huge inflation that robbed a generation of savings. Obama's Socialism will do the same thing. We borrow 46 cents for every dollar we spend and we are buying our own debt while we print more and more money that make the dollar worth less and less. A tax you can see but devaluation of the currency is the worst tax possible. Every man woman and child owes over $50,000 of the national debt

“guess who Lois?”

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#23187 Feb 19, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
the media can and does control the trend of the thinking public.... LENO/OPRAH/MEDIA elected the 1st Afro-Amer president in history ....
Obama was duly sworn in: he became the 1st black President...
re-election the profile of Leno/Oprah/media was subdued ...
correct me if I'm wrong , but isn't your government's political woes be more of a concern to you
WHIle canada is an independant country we are in many ways more like the 51st state ... what affects the USA affects us, because our economies are so intertwined .... so it pays ot know your politics as well as our own.

“guess who Lois?”

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#23188 Feb 19, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
the media can and does control the trend of the thinking public.... LENO/OPRAH/MEDIA elected the 1st Afro-Amer president in history ....
Obama was duly sworn in: he became the 1st black President...
re-election the profile of Leno/Oprah/media was subdued ...
correct me if I'm wrong , but isn't your government's political woes be more of a concern to you
as further evidnece ... the TSX is our equivalent of the DOW JONES .... watch as they closely follow each other almost every day .... maybe once in 5 days does one go up while the other goes down ...

“ain't she sweet?”

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#23189 Feb 19, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>agree with some of your thoughts ....

President is a rich man's contest... and a media backing ... the electoral college does need an overhaul , the two party system still works , any more and congress will be in turmoil all the time ..

but a president should be qualified in politics before seeking office.. a year as a jr. senator to me doesn't endear me with your thumb on the button

LBJ was the most productive president of the USA for civil right than any other..why ... because he had 40 years of political clout
You may have missed my post(s) where I said I have no use for Obama --- I did not vote for him in 2008 and I not even vote in 2012. I live in Illinois and voted for him as Senator. From the day he was sworn in he worked in his Pres campaign and did little or nothing for his constituents. He lied to us & betrayed us & did not do the job for which he was elected.

Having said that, as much as have little respect and use for Obama, I have greater disdain and disrespect and lack of trust on every Republican I have seen in at least the last 10 years. That's why I refused to vote in the last election: on principle I would not vote for Obama and there was no way in H I'd vote for a Republican, let alone Mitt Romney.

What we need is a viable third party.

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#23190 Feb 19, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>The Democrats were far better at defining Romney. He is rich, he closed business, a woman died from cancer because of Romney, Even the head of the senate Harry Ried said he knew a guy who said Romney never paid his taxes. You tell the same lies often enough and people believe them. Romney blew it in the third debate by not nailing Obama on Libya
Your second to last sentence, cuts both ways. And irrespective of Romney "nailing Obama on Libya", the republicans and Romney alienated too many already oppressed groups: women, gays, minorities, and even seniors and some small business owners & retired military I know.

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#23191 Feb 19, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>WHIle canada is an independant country we are in many ways more like the 51st state ... what affects the USA affects us, because our economies are so intertwined .... so it pays ot know your politics as well as our own.
agreed , but know it

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#23192 Feb 19, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>as further evidnece ... the TSX is our equivalent of the DOW JONES .... watch as they closely follow each other almost every day .... maybe once in 5 days does one go up while the other goes down ...
the international stock market is the creator

“guess who Lois?”

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A little hole in the wall.

#23193 Feb 19, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
You may have missed my post(s) where I said I have no use for Obama --- I did not vote for him in 2008 and I not even vote in 2012. I live in Illinois and voted for him as Senator. From the day he was sworn in he worked in his Pres campaign and did little or nothing for his constituents. He lied to us & betrayed us & did not do the job for which he was elected.
Having said that, as much as have little respect and use for Obama, I have greater disdain and disrespect and lack of trust on every Republican I have seen in at least the last 10 years. That's why I refused to vote in the last election: on principle I would not vote for Obama and there was no way in H I'd vote for a Republican, let alone Mitt Romney.
What we need is a viable third party.
Many countries have a strong third party, some even have 4. When the winner does not have an outright majority (the combined opposition can outvote them) then the coalition government scenario takes effect .... and sometimes that may be a fair appraoch because the swing vote will belong to the third party and they might vote either way sometimes, ensuring only bills with good policies go through.

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#23194 Feb 19, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
You may have missed my post(s) where I said I have no use for Obama --- I did not vote for him in 2008 and I not even vote in 2012. I live in Illinois and voted for him as Senator. From the day he was sworn in he worked in his Pres campaign and did little or nothing for his constituents. He lied to us & betrayed us & did not do the job for which he was elected.
Having said that, as much as have little respect and use for Obama, I have greater disdain and disrespect and lack of trust on every Republican I have seen in at least the last 10 years. That's why I refused to vote in the last election: on principle I would not vote for Obama and there was no way in H I'd vote for a Republican, let alone Mitt Romney.
What we need is a viable third party.
I really care less .... your voting habits are of your choosing... but I did not speak of a named president I spoke of the office of the president .... big diff

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#23195 Feb 19, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>LBJ was the best politician we have had in a very long time. His great society welfare program turned blacks from being Republican to Democrat. He destroyed the black family. You couldn't get welfare with a married man home. He created through his war and welfare a huge inflation that robbed a generation of savings. Obama's Socialism will do the same thing. We borrow 46 cents for every dollar we spend and we are buying our own debt while we print more and more money that make the dollar worth less and less. A tax you can see but devaluation of the currency is the worst tax possible. Every man woman and child owes over $50,000 of the national debt
nice to see your 2nd was exercised again....

Killing, carjacking spree ends with suicide

A man went on a carjacking and shooting spree, firing at motorists on a California freeway; he killed three people before shooting himself

PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST :

before you blame a President better find out about the system..........

US Welfare System - Help for US Citizens

Federally funded and governed US welfare began in the 1930's during the Great Depression. The US government responded to the overwhelming number of families and individuals in need of aid by creating a welfare program that would give assistance to those who had little or no income.

The US welfare system stayed in the hands of the federal government for the next sixty-one years. Many Americans were unhappy with the welfare system, claiming that individuals were abusing the welfare

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#23196 Feb 19, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>Many countries have a strong third party, some even have 4. When the winner does not have an outright majority (the combined opposition can outvote them) then the coalition government scenario takes effect .... and sometimes that may be a fair appraoch because the swing vote will belong to the third party and they might vote either way sometimes, ensuring only bills with good policies go through.
Germany had a 5 party system once ended for awhile , about 1933

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

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#23197 Feb 20, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>LBJ was the best politician we have had in a very long time. His great society welfare program turned blacks from being Republican to Democrat. He destroyed the black family. You couldn't get welfare with a married man home. He created through his war and welfare a huge inflation that robbed a generation of savings. Obama's Socialism will do the same thing. We borrow 46 cents for every dollar we spend and we are buying our own debt while we print more and more money that make the dollar worth less and less. A tax you can see but devaluation of the currency is the worst tax possible. Every man woman and child owes over $50,000 of the national debt
I have been attempting to follow your countries politics, which is not an easy task (I thought our own was complicated until now)!
but, if you don't mind my butting in, this post, to me, says it all.
Can we blame Obama for this situation though, as has been pointed out, the country was in dire straights before his administration in 'control'. Thanks Denny.

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#23198 Feb 20, 2013
DiamondDustedRose wrote:
Hi Lady Eleanor...
I gave up trying to find the post where you replied to mine.. So I'll just say I hope that your day was a good one and I hope that your night has been peaceful and that all of your dreams have been sweet..
My daffodils are about 4 inches tall now so it won't be long before they will come into bloom..
All of my miniature roses made it through the winter and are starting to show new leaves sprouting.. I wintered them on the porch.. but as soon as spring really arrives I plan on planting them in the yard...
I'm going to make a flower design in geode rock around the iris bed and plant them there.. I think it'll be pretty with the tall irises in the center and all of the miniature roses planted in flower petals... My Dianthus made it through the winter too bless their little flower hearts they don't know they are supposed to be annuals...
:o)
I can't wait to get back out there and start gardening again.. I do love it... and I really miss it when I can't...
Sending you all of my best wishes for Peace, Love, Health and Happiness...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---
Good Morning Dear Rose.....
do forgive me for not replying sooner....was hoping to have
some good news on Bailey before I replied....and I have that
this morning in that he has made some improvement in his
recovery...it has been a 'long haul'....
One evening I did something I have never done before and went to
a friend's house in desperation, she is an animal lover, she came back with me and calmed me down.
I don't normally lose it but he had been convulsing.....all is
well now.
Perhaps too much information....after all, he is only a cat! j/k
All the attention you have paid to your garden, and all the love you give it, is paying off...I mean, those annuals refuse to leave you!...:) I always picture my childhood garden, when you mention Iris..Purple Iris and Pink roses were prominent in our garden all those years ago.
Here...the Daffs are out and enjoying the sunshine...alongside the Snowdrops...there is new growth on the Spirea Bridle Wreath I was quite surprised to see.....in spite of the heavy frosts these February mornings.
Take care of you...and the wild beasts...and your garden...
I will do the same.....have a lovely day Dear Rose...
Love-n-Hugs...

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#23199 Feb 20, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
nice to see your 2nd was exercised again....
Killing, carjacking spree ends with suicide
A man went on a carjacking and shooting spree, firing at motorists on a California freeway; he killed three people before shooting himself
PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST :
before you blame a President better find out about the system..........
US Welfare System - Help for US Citizens
Federally funded and governed US welfare began in the 1930's during the Great Depression. The US government responded to the overwhelming number of families and individuals in need of aid by creating a welfare program that would give assistance to those who had little or no income.
The US welfare system stayed in the hands of the federal government for the next sixty-one years. Many Americans were unhappy with the welfare system, claiming that individuals were abusing the welfare
Another notch is the prposed gun control laws...wouldn't you say?

Good Morning Sir Tally, and Good Morning to all who visit the kitchen.

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#23200 Feb 20, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>I really care less .... your voting habits are of your choosing... but I did not speak of a named president I spoke of the office of the president .... big diff
My misunderstanding. I thought we were still on Obama not the office in general.

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