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Last Build Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:49:53 +0000

 



Comment on The Suicide Pact by Sam L.

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:49:53 +0000

Makes me smile, it does.



Comment on Zero Sum by chuck

Sun, 09 Dec 2012 01:37:58 +0000

I don't understand why Boehner would have expected anything different. What's wrong with these folks? Haven't they been paying attention? They are in a war, but they seem to think they are attending collegial meetings aimed at solving the country's problems rather than discussing total surrender and abdication.



Comment on Zero Sum by K T Cat

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:10:24 +0000

I love how he wants the debt ceiling done away with. Mind blowing. Spend without limits!



Comment on King of Pain by feeblemind

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 14:57:37 +0000

Mark Levin really unloads on Boehner after he purged conservatives from key posts to give him more flexibility in negotiating a deal with zero. "This man Boehner, his ego is massive. His ego is way out of control. He used his role, ladies and gentlemen, to crush the Tea Party, to crush conservatives. He is selling out our children right now with these massive tax increases, and that's his starting bid. He's saying, 'Here's $800 billion, now will you sit down with us Obama?' He's prepared to go to $1.2 trillion, I'm telling you he is. They buy into this class warfare crap. You want to know why? Because he's not smart enough to argue against it, and moreover he's unprincipled. I explained that in my first segment monologue. " Audio is here: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/12/04/mark_levin_rips_boehner_who_the_hell_does_he_think_he_is.html



Comment on Disability as a Lifestyle Choice by Acethepug

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:46:34 +0000

Feeblemind, it isn't just that, it's a change in language and culture. We've gone from charity to welfare to entitlements -- moving the benefits from something you get at the generosity of others to something people feel they are OWED. Not only is there no social stigma (not that I am endorsing that, but it is a fact that, like divorce, it's considered normal now) for being on welfare, but there is no personal shame in many cases, either. It used to be (during the Great Depression of the 1930's) that people were too proud to take handouts, for good or ill. Now we see the complete opposite, that people feel they are owed a certain lifestyle, regardless of effort put in. Again, this isn't everyone on welfare, but it is a sizable number. Personal information. I am horribly overweight (without giving specifics, let us say I exceed the number of pounds Homer needed to achieve to get on disability on 'The Simpsons'). I could possibly qualify for some kind of disability, and I even joked bitterly about it when Obama won re-election. But I WON'T do that. I have a job (thank God), I am good at said job, and happy to have it. I wouldn't want to take welfare unless I HAD to. Unfortunately, the government disagrees. It seems to WANT more and more people on welfare, going so far as to remove the work requirement Clinton was forced into passing back in the 1990's. So while government cannot discern between the needy and the manipulative, in a better world where people took more pride in themselves AND their country (and their role in it), there wouldn't be so many that give in to the temptation of going o welfare when they do not absolutely HAVE to. Thanks for posting!



Comment on Disability as a Lifestyle Choice by feeblemind

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:11:38 +0000

This is the problem with the taxpayer funded social safety net. Government is unable to draw the line between the truly needy and those who take advantage because they can. What we have is the result.



Comment on Disability as a Lifestyle Choice by feeblemind

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:17:36 +0000

OT: An account of the final hours of the Bounty before she sank off North Carolina. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/the-final-hours-of-the-bounty-during-hurricane-sandy-a-869782.html



Comment on Not Your Father’s D’Oh! by Sam L.

Sun, 02 Dec 2012 16:40:45 +0000

http://voodoodoughnut.com/ Portland, OR



Comment on Bad Deal by feeblemind

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:10:59 +0000

Yes. It can't go on, but it sounds like it will go on for now. Sounds like John Boehner is dumb enough to take $400 billion in cuts a decade from now in exchange for $1.2 trillion in tax hikes that start ASAP? http://reason.com/blog/2012/11/29/is-john-boehner-dumb-enough-to-take-400 I just don't understand this or why the repubs don't go on the offensive. They have the House and the power of the purse. Pass a budget and tell Reid and 0bama to take it, and keep the country running on our terms, or reject it and shut the country down. Simple as that and let the chips fall where they may. We are already being screwed so badly, what do we have to lose? If the repubs are going to cave to 0bama, why bother electing them at all?



Comment on What Can’t Go On – Won’t by Sam L.

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 18:13:25 +0000

Teh lap dog media will then tell us it's all the fault of the GOP. And Rush. And Ann Coulter.



Comment on What’s Over the Cliff by feeblemind

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:49:36 +0000

Yep. The math doesn't lie. One wonders how much money can be printed before inflation explodes?



Comment on Wow, What a Surprise! by Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup » Pirate's Cove

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 13:51:23 +0000

[...] Blue Crab Boulevard is surprised by what Obama staffers plan to do [...]



Comment on Jesse Jackson, Jr. Resigns by ck

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 19:46:54 +0000

They must have promised to not prosecute him in exchange for his resignation.



Comment on Actually, It’s Worse by Gaius

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 01:07:57 +0000

I think it would be a good thing to pass a law mandating people have to sign off on each tax payment made. (I doubt you could get one repealing the automatic deductions of payroll taxes outright). But make people sign for each portion of their paycheck that is being taken. A marvelous way of making people realize just how much is being taken.



Comment on Cliff Notes by Sam L.

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:02:51 +0000

Idea 3: Shut up, you Repubs.