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sparky

I have decided to expand my vocabulary and adopt a word a day. By doing so, I promise to use the word in a conversation as much as possible today.

"It's time to vote all the snollygosters out of office! Occupy the polls in 2012!"

Snollygoster: n. a person who is guided by personal advantage rather than by consistent, respectable principles; especially a politician.

KS

Would you consider any Democrats to be snollygosters ?
Just askin'

Gentlemen Rouge

Snollygoster: A word best used while pursing your lips or twirling your mustache.

I must make use of this nugget post haste.

sparky

Of course..Ben Nelson comes to mind as well as Lieberman.

Mike D

The principles wouldn't even have to be reasonable would they, as long as they were consistent and didn't change according to whoever happens to run the white house (hint hint).

KS

Ben Nelson, the recipient of the Cornhusker kickback ?
You know - if it weren't for him, Obamacare would not have been passed when they did.

Agreed that he needs to go, for taking the bribe.

What's good for the goose (Repubs) is good for the gander (Dems)...

sparky

Sorry...too subtle. Let me say directly what I was just hinting at:
There are a whole lot of people who are outraged over Social Security and Medicare, but have no plans on turning it down when it comes to their own checks. I am related to, work with and live next to a lot of them. The Republican "plan" regardless of authorship is all about taking away from those who can least afford to lose anything and then giving to people who have much. It's not what I will support. Pretty simple.

Gentlemen Rouge

Could they be considered snollygosters? Though I trust they have the right to expect their tax dollars spent on social needs. Without labeling it as income distribution that is.

See, I used it.

T-S

This should be a vibrant thread. Too bad my censored posts weren't moved here. They were pretty informative.

BTW, KS, where's the names of all those RINO's you promised? You know, the ones who have rebelled at Grover's Pledge? Hmmm? Your herd is so well controlled that Snow actually retired rather than vote her conscience.

Puget Sound Blathers

the reason your posts were censored is similar to the reason you are on your 4th name now.

i guess all that bluster about having your own blog is just that: bluster.

Puget Sound Blathers

Sorry...too subtle. Let me say directly what I was just hinting at:
There are a whole lot of people who are outraged over Social Security and Medicare, but have no plans on turning it down when it comes to their own checks. I am related to, work with and live next to a lot of them. The Republican "plan" regardless of authorship is all about taking away from those who can least afford to lose anything and then giving to people who have much. It's not what I will support. Pretty simple.

Posted by: sparky | June 30, 2012 at 09:13 PM

sounds like the folks who want a higher tax rate but when you ask them to pay more in taxes they refuse.

BlackRhino

Give it up Puget…it ain’t goin’ nowhere

KS

The Republican "plan" regardless of authorship is all about taking away from those who can least afford to lose anything and then giving to people who have much. It's not what I will support. Pretty simple.

Posted by: sparky | June 30, 2012 at 09:13 PM

Wrong post - I did not even address that in my last comment. Pretty simple ? Not really, it just shows that you being are simplistic. using scare tactics and your assumptions are wrong.

I posted an article. I doubt if you have bothered to read it comprehensively ? You aren't fooling anyone except yourself if you think you are being open-minded. Why should I or anyone in their right mind support a Health Care redistribution tax that will fund a plan for maybe 10 years, then become unsustainable with decreasing quality approaching the UK HC system ?

The president has been an unconscionable liar about the merits this plan brings (I don't apologize for saying what is true) - it's safe to say you have no idea how much this will bleed your income as a tradeoff for getting health care, like you already get. Do you know how much your taxes will increase next year and every year beyond to contribute to this Leviathan ? Have you read about how Europe views the ACA ? (Hint: Not good) Are you ignorant about your financial well-being in the future being that probably won't be getting much SS ? Apparently !

Sorry, I really don't care about who violated Grover's pledge. The problem is that they are all politicians and often their signatures aren't worth much more than the paper they are written on - R or D - OK ?

BlackRhino

"I did not even address that in my last comment. Pretty simple ? Not really"

Posted by: KS | June 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Romeny-esk logic or what?

KS

"WASHINGTON (AP) — Minority leader Nancy Pelosi says House Democrats are happy to debate dismantling Obamacare, but repeal is unrealistic.

In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" slated to air Sunday, Pelosi says Republicans from Mitt Romney to members of Congress are "being the mouthpiece of the health care industry" when they talk about reversing the Affordable Care Act.

Pelosi says the act puts people "in charge of how they receive coverage and health care."

She said Republicans "will ask for repeal, repeal of all the things ... that help children, help young adults, help seniors, help men or women who may have prostate cancer, breast cancer, whatever it is, any precondition. And everybody will have lower rates, better quality care and better access."
"So that's what they want to repeal," she said. "we're happy to have that debate."

The Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in a highly anticipated decision issued on Thursday."


You can't make this stuff up ! The people are in charge of their health care ? The old beyotch is delusional and distorting the truth once again. The Government is in charge, not the people !

She said Republicans "will ask for repeal, repeal of all the things ... that help children, help young adults, help seniors, help men or women who may have prostate cancer, breast cancer, whatever it is, any precondition. And everybody will have lower rates, better quality care and better access."

She has taken a page out of Joseph Goebbel's playbook - tell a lie often enough and some people will believe it to be true. She forgot to say push grandma over the cliff. The last sentence is a blatant lie, even she is not stupid enough to believe what she is saying...

With that said, the House is wasting their time voting on repeal because it will go no where when it gets to the Senate. They should save the vote for when it has more relevance.

T-S

PS yesterday: feel free to start your own blog.

PS today: i guess all that bluster about having your own blog is just that: bluster.

My bluster?

That's the kind of logic they bring to every topic.

BlackRhino

More nutcase opinion?

BlackRhino

More nutcase opinion, KS?

T-S

Frankly, you're right, PS. I am several names along. But you know what, I don't pay to play anymore. You keep the tipping jar full.

We'll see how long this blog lasts with you and KS pontificating every day over and over and over.

And yes, if I can't post under my own very well-informed personhood, then I shouldn't post at all. You and KS have turned this blog into a black hole.

Your old arch enemy, J.

PS: I hope you catch this before it disappears.

T-S

BTW, you are still a ponderous and pontificating bore.

KS

More nutcase opinion, KS?

Posted by: BlackRhino | June 30, 2012 at 10:33 PM

At least I post an informed opinion, while you hide behind others usually ignorant opining and go for the ad hominem at will.


Puget Sound Blathers

T-S
best of luck on your new blog. and keep posting here.

you nailed it with the supreme court decision. it was spot on.

much credit to you for not only calling it but how it would be called.

KS

Ditto on the new blog, T-S.

I see a future problem with the polarization from both sides. Few people closer to the middle who are often the most reasonable. Polarization can only lead to the internal weakening of this country.

There have to be some compromises and bipartisan agreement OR this nation will fall into darker times. Big government and the corruption that always comes along with it cannot achieve this. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely - human nature. However this election turns out, we hold our destiny in our own hands. Intellectual laziness is driving us down the road of darkness.

Justice Roberts' will either be seen as a hero or a goat by many depending on the outcome of the Presidential election for moderates and conservatives. He is out of the doghouse in the eyes of the left.

Walt

A future problem???? Did you read what TS posted? This country has been polarized starting way back with Reagan.

The left has not suddenly decided that Roberts is a saint. He has not changed his stripes but we are glad he did the right thing.

T-S

David Gregory grilled Pelosi today but she answered every question with grace and specifics. Something Romney has yet to do. She is a remarkable leader. We are lucky to have her.

The consensus I'm hearing is that Roberts had to find a way to vote that would keep his Court from going down in history as the most polarized and thus a joke. He's smart. He didn't have much choice in the end. He didn't want his Court to look like a bunch of idiots. And like Machiavelli, he found a way to do it that that any intelligent rightwinger should respect.

intelligent rightwinger?

Is that an oxymoron?

T-S

Bill O'Reilly calling himself an idiot. Now that I've got to see.

Denying Goldy entry into the meeting speaks volumes. So McKenna doesn't think The Stranger is journalistic. As a reader of The Stranger myself, I hope that gets some play. McKenna is the teacher's pet, the brass-buttoned fair-haired boy. That was a slap in the face to us ordinary people - the "little people." And the practice of turning people away reminds me of Bush/Cheney tactics. That should scare anyone.

KS

No argument that this country has been polarized back to when Reagan was President, yet it has become progressively worse since then and shows no sign of letting up.

David Gregory is a sycophant for Obama as you show to be T-S. He lobbed her softballs - it was pathetic and easily saw through it and he sympathized to her lack of intelligence. Contrast that to when he has on conservatives like Paul Ryan (who can hold his own) or Marco Rubio. He is small in comparison to Tim Russert, who was tough to both sides. Mr. Greory, What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Justice Roberts will be respected by a majority of Americans eventually, as he struck down the commerce clause part of the Health Care Redistribution Tax and Medicaid expansion. Those rulings bode well in the future for Limited Government.

Whatever

T-S is sourcing the CBS-affiliated television station in...Topeka, Kansas? Really? LMAO.

KS

This demonstrates just how dug in to ideology and politics are Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas and Alito.

Time for Kennedy to retire and Scalia and Thomas to be fired.

Posted by: T-S | July 01, 2012 at 12:41 PM

You show your inner-anarchist. Seems like the taunts of the Occupy movement have been getting in your head.

T-S

Whatever: I'm equal opportunity. Aren't you? BTW, it is CBS News. Are you saying you think it's wrong?

Mike D

Here's the "biggest tax in history", folks:

How The Mandate Stacks Up Against Major Tax Hikes

Mike D

Not sure why that link isn't working

(we fixed it for you Mike. BWC)

Gentlemen Rouge

Come on, Mike why destroy a completely inane argument with facts?

T-S

Just because it is under the tax code doesn't mean it is a typical tax. It is in a sub-category of tax called a penalty and it isn't distributed widely nor does it have enforcement.

Thom Hartmann gave an interesting talk about the tax. Roberts really did give the right a bigger favor that I understood: by putting it under the tax code, attempts to change it cannot be filabustered by the left and it can go under reconciliation which doesn't need a super majority to pass but only 51 votes. If the right takes control of the senate, we could see the end of Obamacare that quickly.

Waxman talks about it here: Rep. Waxman: Republicans can repeal Obamacare with 51 votes

Also on Sharpton's show right now. Wow! All over the media!

And you guys wanted to throw Roberts under the bus. Guess you'll be more patient next time he throws you a curve ball.

KS

Waxman actually told the truth for a change - I'm shocked. Roberts did throw a curve ball - no question.

One bad consequence is that there is no limit in the Fed. Government's taxing authority. I harken back to PJ O'Rourke quote about the staggering price tag for "Free" Healthcare. The 16,000 new IRS agents are coming in force after your wallets if this pig with lipstick on it by the SCOTUS is allowed to stand.

The president continues to have a difficult time with the truth as found by Fact-check. Same old shit...

"Obama accuses Romney in a series of TV ads of being a “corporate raider” who “shipped jobs to China and Mexico,” asking if voters want to elect an “outsourcer in chief.” But some of the claims in the ads are untrue, and others are thinly supported.

Bain Capital, the venture capital firm founded by Romney in 1984, is the focus of the Obama campaign’s attacks. There is no question that Bain invested in some companies that helped other companies outsource work and that some of that work went overseas. That was the core business for Modus Media and SMTC Corp. — two outsource companies featured in a June 21 article in the Washington Post that has been the basis of recent Obama TV ads. Bain also invested in U.S.-based companies that sold goods manufactured here and abroad, and some of those companies closed U.S. facilities and eliminated U.S. jobs.

But after reviewing numerous corporate filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, contemporary news accounts, company histories and press releases, and the
evidence offered by both the Obama and Romney campaigns, we found no evidence to support the claim that Romney — while he was still running Bain Capital — shipped American jobs overseas."

Mike D

"The 16,000 new IRS agents are coming in force after your wallets if this pig with lipstick on it by the SCOTUS is allowed to stand."

That number is wildly inflated. It will likely be less than half of that. The GOP is basing the number (16,000) on payroll spending only (they forgot to figure in all other administrative costs like desks, computers, office equipment, also pay raises, etc)

You really shouldn't rely on Limbaugh and other party leaders for factual info.

Coiler

PJ O Rourke says a lot of things. He was against ADA standards for his Post Office in his little enclave in New Hampshire back in the 90's and the world didn't end.

T-S

he 16,000 new IRS agents...

How gullible are you, KS? You really think they're going to hire a whole crew of IRS agents to go after a small number of penalties that no one actually has to pay?

Where did you get this gem of idiocy?

KS

That number is wildly inflated. It will likely be less than half of that. The GOP is basing the number (16,000) on payroll spending only (they forgot to figure in all other administrative costs like desks, computers, office equipment, also pay raises, etc)

You really shouldn't rely on Limbaugh and other party leaders for factual info.

Posted by: Mike D | July 02, 2012 at 07:09 PM

Show me the documentation that backs up your assertion. Even 10,000 is a huge number.

It was a provision in Obamacare. Why don't you take some time and read the stupid bill and find it ?

ADA standards the Bush-41 signed have turned out to be big can of worms that is ever expanding. In retrospect, O'Rourke was correct. A smaller less expansive version would have been quite sufficient if the politicians had not been fueled by special interests to line their pockets and absent of decency and common sense. Somehow this country survived well for 215 years before they were approved !

Gentlemen Rouge

See what I mean?

Mike D

"Show me the documentation that backs up your assertion. Even 10,000 is a huge number."

http://www.factcheck.org/2010/03/irs-expansion/

Gentlemen Rouge

Truth is, the Republicans will be against this for as long as they can uphold the talking points. When the reality supersedes the Republican scheme the Republicans will try to take credit for the potential of Obamacare. As they did during the Obamabailouts.

Mike D

Let's also conclude that any "fact" presented by a conservative be considered with deep suspicion until verified. Hear me media?

Tommy008

Did any one else catch John Curley's friday before Fahter's Day Show? He told a long story about painting the Curley vacation house for his father to try to get money for his acting "headshots". Old Dad came down to the house and ridiculed him for getting paint on the rug after John had already checked with him on the phone about that and was told that it was ok to slop paint on the carpet since it was rotten anyway and would be thrown out. Clearly his Dad was being an asshole and a bully, from what I gathered. After this unfair, abusive tirade by Dear old Dad, Curley threw a fit and threw paint all over the room. OK fine. I'll go along with that. This next part of the story is what I have a problem with. Curley sais he picked up a shovel and hit his Dad with the shovel, knocking him on his ass. Although i would never do anything like this, without much, much more provocaiton than what Curley detailed in his exposition of the story, one could perhaps argue that he was provoked enough to justify this. But he went further . He hit his father again with the shovel, this time striking his forehead witthe sharp edge of the shovel bottom, cutting the skin, apparently to a minor dgree. Dad threatened him, saying that if Curley dared strike him again he would regret it the rest of his life. After this John dropped the shovel, grabbed some of his dads money out of the dresser and ran out of the house, like a common smalltime crimina. Later he hopped a bus to NYC. This second hit of his father with the shovel was the act of a rotten punk and a criminal and he should have been put in jail for it. This Curley fellow is a lowlife who openly admitted on the air that he cheated on his SAT exams, and now we hear this additional example of his white trash hoodlum character. He is literally a lucky bum who somwhow managed to avoid the jail and prison cells that were awaiting him with open arms, and managed to make a decent living in local televion here and later auctioneering. No matter to me. I still see this guy as a straight up punk and a bum.

Walt

Sounds like he has as big an imagination as you do.

Tommy008

yeah, you didn't hear him tell the story. He wasn't making that up.

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