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  1. I'll second MPIH.

    For all his faults and misadventures, DC was loyal to a fault.  I will really miss you, my friend.

    I spoke to him about a week ago, and despite his diagnosis and outlook, he remained optimistic and upbeat.  He truly adored his wife and stepdaughter, and to their credit they stuck with him and supported him to the end. 

    Rest in Peace mate

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  2. IMHO' date=' both China & India need to work on keeping the electricity on for more than 24 hours straight before thinking about becoming economic superpowers.

     

    Just sayin'...[/quote']

     

    China has just announced that its foreign trade shall be done exclusively with the Yuan, beginning this year.

     

    This is almost probably the beginning of the end of the USD as the leading world currency. We are looking forward to a stormy year in international trade in regard to the USD.

    :surprised:

     

     

    The "experts" say within two years the US dollar will be pretty much worthless...

     

    Are these the same "experts" that get interviewed on Cluster Fox & Friends??

  3. Seriously, who cares.

     

    It is like watching a catfight between Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton. Sure, it is momentarily amusing, but then you realize it is just a couple of bimbos having it out, and you could really care less who wins, who gets a bloody nose, whatever.

     

    Galt is highly unsympathetic because he was, is, and continues to be a horse's ass. Stick is also not so sympathetic as the prostitution-promoting but otherwise holier-than-thou internet blogger.

     

    So Stick and Galt, if you'd like to go off someplace private and have it out, then fine. Go at it. Try not to drag anyone else down with you.

     

    In the mean time, I feel like having a waffle ...

  4. Gee' date=' HH, ya think that maybe, just maybe, healthcare costs factor into it? That maybe auto manufacturers are happy to have Canada's "commie fucktard socialist" healthcare plan so much that they would move assembly jobs just across the river to Windsor? Ya think??

     

    Tighten the latches on your bunker, and chew on that big boy![/quote']

     

     

     

    Not taking sides against you, chap, but you would not know it from the BMW and Merk and Honda plants in the Southern US..... All less than 20 years old. And the BMW place in SC just announced plans to double in size. Which shoots your assumption all to hell.

     

     

    In the South, foreign auto plants are all non-union. So they don't have to provide UAW benefits, including their health insurance plans.

     

    WRT the Canadian trade agreement, that is old news. What is not old news is how quickly medical costs have risen at US based UAW plants, and how it is still at zero in Canadian UAW plants. Worth close to $20k per worker in cost savings. So while Detroit dies on the vine, factories in Windsor continue to not only do well, but expand

     

    I'd say "back to you HH", but I have obviously offended his California pension-sucking chicken shit ass, and he has put me on ignore. Gee, i am soooo offended.

     

  5. LK, your concept of what is "proper" is certainly different than mine. However, if your real desire is to return home, take your pick of these fine Detroit homes awaiting your TLC :content:

     

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    HH

     

    First, thanks HH and LK for the entertaining conversation. I was half waiting for HH to start a post with "LK, you ignorant slut!"

     

    Since you brought up Detroit HH, I was wondering if you were aware that Windsor, Ontario, just across the river from Detroit, is home to growing auto assembly factories. In fact, my new Lexus (oh, and thanks again for supporting that tax break for me) was made in Windsor. Now why do you suppose that is?? Union? Yep. Weak currency? Nope, Canuck-a-buck has been on the rise.

     

    Gee, HH, ya think that maybe, just maybe, healthcare costs factor into it? That maybe auto manufacturers are happy to have Canada's "commie fucktard socialist" healthcare plan so much that they would move assembly jobs just across the river to Windsor? Ya think??

     

    Tighten the latches on your bunker, and chew on that big boy!

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    In a conversation with an American recently, he told me that the CIA operates completely independently of the Congress - I can only assume that makes them 'accountable' to exactly one man.

     

    Substitute CIA with her name, and you have Fox News talking points about Hillary Clinton!

  7. << Who am I forgetting? >>

     

     

    Bobby Jindal? :hmmm:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Surely you jest (and don't call me Shirley).

     

    His post-"State of the Union" speech was one of the best "Mr. Rogers" impressions I'd seen in a long while ("won't you be my neighbor?"), but it effectively killed his presidential ambitions.

  8. Blogs and "news" accounts are over-flowing with comments regarding the alleged perp by former associates. Clearly, this was a guy who has been on "the edge" for quite some time. Drugs were apparently part of the accused's lifestyle. Ironic: Libtards make up the majority of those who would legalize drugs and are, presumably, have the highest rate of use/abuse.

     

    It has been reported that the alleged perp had attended a similar seance sponsored by/for the Congresswoman three years ago...and that he was not happy with her/her responses at that time. A simple timeline would establish that this was prior to a great deal of the polarizing vitrol spewed by both SOME liberals and conservatives alike.

     

    If the Libtards want to blame the incident on "conservatism", so be it. (Such an irrational, delusional, and non-sensical laying of blame will not explain why the perp took shots at people other than the Congresswoman.) Further, I would suggest that it would be fair to claim that Libtards could then be guilty of sanctioning/promoting "murder" on the basis of their support of abortion.

     

    HH

     

    WOW!

     

    This could be the most nonsensical response I have ever read from HH.

     

    First would love to see your source on Liberals wanting to legalize drugs. I thought that was the Libertarians. And let's check on the demographics of drug abusers. I'm sure ole' Rush Limbaugh has that one covered for you.

     

    Secondly, I am not aware of anyone directly blaming the incident on Palin/Faux News/Beck/Teabaggers/whoever. What is being said is their (and your) rhetoric contributes to and encourages the nutters to pull a stunt like this. No one is saying that Palin actually asked this particular nutter to pull the trigger, but her rhetoric creates an environment that encourages the behavior. If you cannot see and/or accept that, then you have the brains of a flea.

     

    And lastly, leave it to you to bring up the abortion reference. Small problem there pal. Abortion is legal. Attempting to assassinate a politician and/or gunning down innocent bystanders is not. Nice try though.

     

    Time to go back to your bunker now. Count up your emergency rations and be sure to fire off emails to the new governor, begging him not to dismantle the current pension system.

  9. Darn it. There go all my illusions. And I was banking on Palin in 2012. :(

     

    Seriously, that 10% is important. They vote. The rest seem to be in a coma.

     

    The last election proved that the 10% fringe vote is important in the primaries, but not so much in the general elections. See Angle, O'Donnell, et al.

     

    This, of course, is why the Republican party is worried about Palin. She COULD win the republican nomination, but I doubt she could win a presidential election. She, like the Faux News talking heads, is too polarizing.

  10. Don't quote me' date='. Chuck - but I'm watching Fox now!

     

    (Charles Krauthammer is my hero)[/quote']

     

    Good stuff eh carew, that Charlie Krauthammer really knows how to keep wars going. I can't decide who I like best...Beck or O'Reilly....razor sharp intellects and huge balls. Those guys are really in touch with the pulse of America.

     

    I disagree. They are in touch with a (thankfully) small segment of America. You can have a fantastic business being an entertainer to 10% of the population (as these idiots have done), but I do not think their views are even remotely representative of the populace as a whole.

     

  11. Shooting politicians is not a bad thing, as long as the right ones get shot...I mean would some here have shed even a tear if GWB got shot? Didn't think so...

     

    As much as I disliked GWB, I would NEVER have advocated for someone to shoot him, nor wished for his demise. So I vehemently disagree with your position. There are ways to dissent from political positions without resorting to or advocating violence.

     

    I have to agree with LK's position. This is like saying that the person shouting "fire" in a crowded theater is not responsible for people being trampled to death, simply because they did not do the trampling. It does not matter whose position one takes, the concept is repulsive.

     

    I also took offense to HH's "I would not mind it if someone blew away Pelosi" rhetoric. I know he would not personally resort to violence, but I found his position reprehensible.

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    Nobody promised us a life free of health problems. And nobody, including good-doers, should promise that your neighbor will be forced to pay for your problems. A person's health is not addressed in the Bill of Rights.

     

    You seem to be of the opinion that it a government program does not directly benefit you, then you should not have to pay for it. Does that mean that for the 99.9999% of Californians that got no benefit from your employment by the state, and by the 100% of Californians that get no benefit from your retirement, that we should just drop all of your benefits and ask for our money back??

     

    Oh, and there is nothing in the bill of rights that guarantees your pension either.

  13. "We're not through. Congress ends on Jan. 4' date='" said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrap. [/quote']

     

    Reid and Pelosi, as I've noted before, are the best things for conservatism to come on the scene in decades. Liberalism will not even be mentioned in poli-sci classes except as a footnote 50 years from now. 555555555555 The libtards might as well eat their guns now. :content:

     

    HH

    So you'd rather your employees get off work early and not finish their jobs?

     

    Man, can I came work for you? BTW, I'll need 26 weeks of holiday, and 21 weeks of personal days. But full pay, of course. That's OK, right? You're such a nice boss!!

     

    While history will be laughing at the GOP and those who followed them in the 2000s, they'll be singing praises of Pelsoi who has been one of the most effective House majority leaders ever. Hence why she makes you piss your pants.

     

    OK, Sudanese government with French holidays

  14. LK..."judicial activism" and "federal over-reach" are two concepts which I abhor. Sadly, they seem to be two of the most common tools the left attempts to use to control and achieve it's goals.

     

    If the interstate commerce clause is allowed to be used in the matter of Obamacare, it sets a precident for all and anything Congress thinks it has the right to involve itself. Do you really, really want to entrust Congress to do what it pleases? Why the f do you think there was a Revolution over 200 years ago?

     

    HH

     

     

    Sounds like HH is, yet again, arguing for the Sudanese government model in the USA again ...

  15. I fail to understand guys like you who are probably not in the 1% of wealthiest Americans yet blindly support them. :p

     

    I regretfully admit I'm not in the top 1% :( But plenty of others that are likewise disadvantaged share my view that taxes should not be raised on anyone. One of the polls I read revealed that 20% of the respondents thought the same. I suspect that the great majority of those who wanted to raise the taxes on the top 1-2% don't pay ANY federal income taxes.

     

    My reasons are simple: I don't believe that the average TAXPAYER really gets good value for his $. We are taxed too much for what we individually receive; Everybody should pay the same percentage of their gross income (from whatever source); I don't have a right to what my neighbors earn/own' date=' they don't have a reciprocal claim. It's a moral issue to me.

     

    And it's not just the income tax the Demoncrats want to raise (as we all know). Among others, they want to raise the "death tax". Bunch of fucking grave robbers, in my eyes. You could bury them in one of those big piles of cow shit I see next to dairy's and it would be fine by me. :content:

     

    HH[/quote']

     

    The problem with your arguments HH is all the pending that you whine about is relatively trivial compared to the "big 3": Military spending, Social Security, and Medicare. The guys you purport to support won't touch Military spending, so is it safe to assume that you would like your Medicare and SS benefits cut?

     

    You are like the typical tea bagger who supports "tax reform". As long as YOUR taxes go down, then you are all in favor of it. If your taxes went up, and/or your benefits were reduced, then you cry and moan about the "libtards".

     

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