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Cheech and Chong reunite as feud goes up in smoke

OK, I'll admit I liked Cheech and Chong back in the day and I still occasionally get a chuckle out of some of their old stuff. They've gone in other directions now and I think sliding back into the dope humor for Cheech would be a very unwise move, particularly with all he's done with children. What kind of message will that be sending to the vast numbers of children that he's entertained over the years since his break from the dope humor?  (Jul 30, 2008 | post #2)

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Mothers, caught in a turf war over the maternity market

Sarah, What ISN'T motivated by money these days? It's things like this that make me wonder if there already IS a cure for Cancer and numerous other ailments. The problem is that with the chronic stuff that they cure it and then no longer profit from it. Treatments keep the patients coming back for more and spending more. Unfortunately, the longer they with-hold, the higher the cost of health care gets as a whole and the more we pay for our insurance premiums. I don't agree with a government health system, however, I think the medical field needs more oversight. Perhaps in the form of a civilian review board.  (Jul 21, 2008 | post #3)

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Dream of children's home slowly fades

This children's shelter could have addressed a number of problems. It's sad that it never came to light. I've been one of the homeless youth receiving services from places like Sharing and Caring hands. The problem with youth is that they don't fit in as well in an adult shelter and this can lead to problems. (Such as gang recruitment by adults staying at the shelter who are less than honest about keeping clean.)  (Jul 21, 2008 | post #5)

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A 'Knight' to remember ... especially if she says yes

BBA, I'm with you. By now there should have been a postscript.  (Jul 18, 2008 | post #16)

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Mothers, caught in a turf war over the maternity market

This is just flipping ridiculous. Just one more intrusion on free choice.  (Jul 14, 2008 | post #1)

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His name is Hector. He was Michael Vick's.

No single breed is purely evil. That's like saying all guns are evil. Like with a gun, the individual dog, regardless of breed, responds to the handler. I have a Pit Bull puppy, he's a wonderful dog and smarter than most dogs I've ever had. Honestly, I think they should be used more by police. They are fast, strong and one of the more intelligent dog breeds. Criminals that know they're being pursued by a pit bull are more likely to try to find terms to surrender.  (Jul 10, 2008 | post #30)

US News

White House Fails Self-Examination

Yes, we need to bring the politics back to the people. Get rid of the mud slinging campaigns and give average joe a shot at seats in congress at all levels of state and federal government. Until that day, we the people will remain unrepresented.  (Jun 26, 2008 | post #45)

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The charming and outgoing Army Sgt

This is no place for arguing the politics. Step down Sgt. Miller. Rest In Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and those you have left behind.  (Jun 25, 2008 | post #24)

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White House Fails Self-Examination

The problem is that it's hard to convince people en masse to vote for a 3rd party because they feel that they're throwing away their vote. Now, I'm 100% in support of run-off voting. Where you could pick and 1st and second choice. Then these 3rd or 4th party candidates could actually have a chance because people would vote for them 1st choice and if then a mainstream candidate as second choice. If enough people felt the same, then the 3rd or 4th party candidate could be elected whereas if there weren't enough votes for that candidate to be a contender, then their votes would shift to the second picks.  (Jun 23, 2008 | post #43)

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Autistic man lost a week is found alive

2 searches for 3 people, one in Alaska, one in WI and all people found safe. This one hits me especially hard though with a autistic child of my own. (And one who used to have a tendency to run and get lost like this!) Thankfully, a happy ending.  (Jun 23, 2008 | post #16)

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White House Fails Self-Examination

Unfortunately, the two cannot be exactly compared. The problem with the original colonists was that they felt it was "taxation without representation. " In point of fact, the colonists were paying taxes to a nation they didn't live in to a governing body that basically had nothing to do with life here in the colonies. You could make a case for taxation without representation now, but it's still not the same as what inspired the original colonists into the revolutionary war.  (Jun 18, 2008 | post #39)

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Judge halts smokers' 'theaterital performances'

I've said it time and time and time again... Dogmomma, I'm a smoker and I agree. Timber Lodge, Outback, Perkins, Denny's, etc, etc, etc... These are all food joints BEFORE they are bars. You go to these places with eating in mind. The only people I ever see "hanging out" are friends of employees who are waiting for their friend to get off of work. These are places where it's intended to come in, get your meal, eat it and leave. If any smoker cannot deal with that short amount of time without a cigarette or can't step outside if they feel the desperate urge, I have no sympathy for them. I'm fine with not smoking in the food service places. Like you though, I can't see why the corner bar, VFW, Legion, Eagles Club, etc should be forced to be smoke free against their will. It's killing us. As the interim commander of the Sons of the American Legion at my local post, I see the damage it's doing.  (Jun 17, 2008 | post #339)

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Judge halts smokers' 'theaterital performances'

This line of thinking ALLOWS personal choice. We can't have that. Cease resisting and join the mindless idiots... Big Brother is watching. Welcome to 1984.  (Jun 17, 2008 | post #335)

2008 Presidential Election

JIM HOAGLAND: Europe is so done with George W. Bush

fas·cism /ˈfæ& #643;ɪz əm/ [fash-iz-uhm] –noun 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism. 2. (sometimes initial capital letter) the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism. 3. (initial capital letter) a fascist movement, esp. the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43. Hrm... Care to talk about the executive order wiretaps? Not having to report to anyone? The CIA Agent leak who was to be fired until they were actually uncovered and then they were pardoned? We are heading towards a "President " who is omni-powerful and above criticism. Although, obviously this is what you seem to want, so I suggest you take a good look at the mirror when you're throwing around calling OTHER people fascists.  (Jun 17, 2008 | post #7)

2008 Presidential Election

JIM HOAGLAND: Europe is so done with George W. Bush

And BTW, I'm assuming that the screen name is a reflection of either your own unit or a unit of someone close to you. Notice that in my first rant, while I did not come out and say it directly, I implied that the abuse, etc was the soldiers simply following orders and then in the end left holding the bag once the crap started rolling downhill while the people who made the orders were able to sidestep every little bit of it.  (Jun 16, 2008 | post #5)

Q & A with Thomas F

Headline:

Karaoke & DJ

Hometown:

Rosemount, MN

Neighborhood:

Chippendale

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm working or spending time with the family.

Read My Forum Posts Because:

I don't care if you read them or not, honestly.

I'm Listening To:

Anything with a beat!

Read This Book:

Anything by David Eddings

On My Mind:

The freedom of the American People

Blog / Website / Homepage:

http://www.divertunes.com

I Believe In:

Freedom