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    • #2897151

      Glad

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to And, now

      I got outta that racket.

    • #2897149

      Don’t heave up

      by ansugisalas ·

      In reply to And, now

      Buckle down
      Collectively.
      Or is that Communism again? I always forget…

    • #2897121

      What is it I’ve been criticized for over all these years?

      by maxwell edison ·

      In reply to And, now

      (Not criticized by you, Santee)

      Oh yeah, advocating smaller federal government; wanting a fiscally responsible federal government; less accumulation of federal debt; fewer government employees; fewer federal government departments; pay and benefits for government employees that’s on par with the private sector; banning government unions; etc.

      Geesh! What’s next? Signing bonuses paid by the federal government to states that recruit the most people and sign them up for the federal food stamp program?

      • #2897120

        Cutting room floor

        by santeewelding ·

        In reply to What is it I’ve been criticized for over all these years?

        This sentence, which I elected not to include, thinking it would be too obvious:

        “If anything, Max has not been strong enough with his protestations.”

        • #2897092

          Part of the problem…

          by ansugisalas ·

          In reply to Cutting room floor

          Both wings have had their very own pet spendings, and neither has been able to trust that the other wing will cut justly, or in prudence, even – so both sides just clamp down their jaws hard and try to block all cuts to own projects.

          Y’all need to cull the fringes. If Obama has any nuts at all he’ll make a call for responsible lawmakers to get together across the divide, and shut out the irresponsible ones on both sides.
          But politicians can’t really fix it, they only caused it, after all.

          Your everyday citizens have to do exactly the same. Get over the little differences, and concentrate on the big issues, and forget all the “divide and conquer” BS you’ve been pipe-fed for 50+ years.

    • #2897117

      We are rapidly approaching the day. . . . .

      by maxwell edison ·

      In reply to And, now

      ….. (if we’re not already there), when I can say, [i]I told you so[/i]. But over all this time, I was actually hoping that I would end up being wrong.

      [i]Hell[/i] and [i]Hand Basket[/i] come to mind. But where is the point of no return? In front of us or behind?

      • #2897116

        Behind

        by santeewelding ·

        In reply to We are rapidly approaching the day. . . . .

        The front stretches farther than the eye can see.

        • #2897115

          Indeed it does, but the front door is open as can be

          by regnad kcin ·

          In reply to Behind

          just created a new ID and it seems very bot friendly.

          MJ

        • #2897113

          And then posted to the wrong thread

          by michael jay ·

          In reply to Indeed it does, but the front door is open as can be

          But you get the point, I think.

        • #2897024

          Third eye?

          by scndtnr ·

          In reply to Indeed it does, but the front door is open as can be

          Look out for Mr. Rococo…

        • #2897110

          Some years ago James Taylor

          by michael jay ·

          In reply to Behind

          penned a song, Let it fall down,

          Sing a song for the wrong and the wicked and the strong and the sick, as thick as thieves.
          For the faceless fear that was never so near, too clear to mis believe.
          Well the sea is jumping salty and the porpoise has the blues,
          my recollection’s faulty and I cannot find my shoes.
          And my wiring is misfiring due to cigarettes and booze,
          I’m behind in my dues, I just now got the news.
          He seems to tell us lies and still we will believe him,
          then together he will lead us into darkness, my friends.

          Let it fall down, let it fall down, let it all fall down.
          Let it fall down, let it fall down, let it all fall down.

          The man says stand to one side, son, we got to keep this big ball rolling.
          It’s just a question of controlling for whom the bell is tolling.

          Let it fall down, let it fall down, let it all fall down.
          Let it fall down, let it fall down, let it all fall down.

          There’ll be suffering and starvation in the streets, young man.
          Just where have you been, old man? Just look out of your window, man.

          Let it fall down, let it fall down, let it all fall down.
          Let it fall down, let it fall down, let it all fall down.

          Well, it ain’t nobody’s fault but our own,
          still, at least we might could show the good sense
          To know when we’ve been wrong, and it’s already taken too long.
          So we bring it to a stop then we take it from the top,
          we let it settle on down softly like your gently falling snow
          or let it tumble down and topple like the temple long ago.

          Let it fall down, let it fall down, let it all fall down.
          Let it fall down, let it fall down, let it all fall down.

          It would seem our government is determined to do just that.

    • #2897105

      Segue: Proof that a total idiot can make millions of dollars in the USofA

      by maxwell edison ·

      In reply to And, now

      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/10/01/roseanne_barr_behead_bankers_rich_who_wont_give_up_wealth.html

      Are you an idiot? You, too, can make millions of dollars! Just find a way to market your idiocy.

      • #2897069

        Its hard to believe…

        by jamesrl ·

        In reply to Segue: Proof that a total idiot can make millions of dollars in the USofA

        ….That anyone takes this woman seriously. …That anyone is interested in what she has to say.

        and yet…..

        • #2897063

          Barr?

          by ansugisalas ·

          In reply to Its hard to believe…

          Same reason people slow down to stare at traffic accidents…

        • #2897060

          "slow down [i]to stare[/i]"

          by santeewelding ·

          In reply to Barr?

          Gotcha.

          “[i]…to stare[/i]”

          Do I need to explain why this — this altogether pedestrian instance of prescience — cannot be allowed to stand, slipped through the back door of your education as a child?

        • #2897033

          If you’d be so kind.

          by ansugisalas ·

          In reply to "slow down [i]to stare[/i]"

          But no holding back.

          stop and stare?

        • #2897019

          I will

          by santeewelding ·

          In reply to If you’d be so kind.

          But, first I have two rails of a bed frame to shorten. I had lengthened them three years ago. Customer — name of Procrustes, I think — now wants them shortened.

        • #2897018

          That

          by ansugisalas ·

          In reply to I will

          made my brain hurt.

        • #2897031

          Nah.

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Its hard to believe…

          Barr’s supposedly a comedian by profession. What I can’t believe is that anyone still takes Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman seriously.

        • #2897007

          What a knee slapper! I laughed long and loud at that one!

          by tigger_two ·

          In reply to Nah.

          People take Bachman seriously?!?!?! Too funny!!!

          Most I know think of her as a moronic Barbie doll. Oh wait- she’s my “elected representative”.

          *sigh*

        • #2897004

          Welcome to the club

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to What a knee slapper! I laughed long and loud at that one!

          Palmie, J.Ja. and I share the unfortunate circumstance of being represented by Joe “You Lie” Wilson.

          His last re-election theme was “Joe means jobs.” Considering the unemployment rate in much of his district, and the direction of change since the election, I’ve never quite been clear on who those jobs are for…

        • #2896968

          Probably he meant…

          by ansugisalas ·

          In reply to Welcome to the club

          a verbified version of the noun “mean”, as in “the mean of this set of numbers”.
          So he was making a courageous aim for absolute mediocrity on jobs.

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