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Democrats’ plan is disappointing

July 31, 2006

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Many Americans have grown increasingly frustrated with the performance of President Bush and his GOP colleagues in Congress, and there is no question that the current environment presents Democrats with an opportunity to gain some ground in the fall elections.

But there is a problem. We know we aren't happy with the way things are going, but we have been waiting in vain for the Democrats to tell us just how, exactly, they would make things better.

The wait finally ended last week as the Democratic Leadership Council (the supposedly moderate think tank that propelled one Clinton into the White House and may be poised to try to repeat the feat) unveiled its vision for new-and-improved government to much fanfare at its summer meeting. Its members call their master plan the "American Dream Initiative."

I have read the document, and I can sum it up for you very succinctly. It consists of two major steps:

(1) Repeal the Bush tax breaks that chiefly benefit wealthy individuals and large corporations.

(2) Take the money saved in step 1 and create new government spending programs to appease unhappy, non-wealthy citizens.

This is classic Democratic thinking. They believe there is no problem that can't be solved by a generous government spending program. Among the goodies they are dangling before us are tax breaks and state block grants to encourage more Americans to get a college education, tax breaks for new home buyers, and a plan to provide health care for all U.S. children.

But my favorite part of the plan is what they call the Baby Bond. The Democrats want to give every child in the United States a $500 savings bond at birth, and another one when they turn 10. Is this a great country or what? "Welcome to America, kid. Here's $1,000 just for being born!"

Not mentioned in the American Dream Initiative are any details on how Democrats would deal with the Iraq situation, the terrorist threat or the impending financial meltdown the government is poised to suffer when the Baby Boomers overwhelm Social Security and Medicare in coming years. Perhaps those trifling details will be covered in a sequel.

I have a message for Hilary Clinton (chief author and head cheerleader for the "Initiative") and her Democratic cohorts. Speaking as an independent voter who is thoroughly disenchanted with Bush and his comrades on Capitol Hill, I was open to what you had to say and there was a real opportunity to win me over. And you blew it. You absolutely blew it.

We have real problems. Serious, dire, emergency-type problems like war, enormous budget deficits and the erosion of our civil liberties. And you want to give us targeted tax breaks and Baby Bonds. How very disappointing.

My vote is not for sale. I want a government that can make hard, responsible decisions and tell me what I need to hear, not what they think I want to hear. The last thing we need from our drowning-in-red-ink federal government is a new $500 billion spending program.

Try this campaign slogan on for size: "NO new spending and NO tax cuts for anyone until we get our financial house in order." I believe a lot of Americans would respond to that. We're smarter than you give us credit for.

Color me unexcited about the Democrats in '06 and Hilary in '08. They had an opportunity to step up and show some real leadership and they watched the pitch sail by.

- Bill Ferguson is a columnist for the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph. His e-mail address is fergcolumn@hotmail.com.

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conservativeman 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by holygrailale (anonymous) on August 2, 2006 at 9:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Pilgrim:

I'm sorry. +++++++++++++

Pilgrim, Holegrlail has admitted error and apologized. When you're right you're right! Good work. The Hole must also be applauded for admitting error.

Respectfully, Conservativeman

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holygrailale 7 years, 8 months ago

Pilgrim:

I'm sorry.

I thought that you were saying that MSNBC was only called "FOX-lite" by ultra liberals, people "left of Lenin".

When I provided a search protocol that demonstrated that MSNBC is called "FOX-lite" by people other than ultra liberals and has been for a long time, I guess it demonstrated that "you haven't been keeping up, apparently."

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Pilgrim 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by holygrailale (anonymous) on August 1, 2006 at 10:59 p.m.

MSNBC's nickname as "FOX-lite" has been around for a long time.

Google "MSNBC FOX-lite" and learn what you don't know.


Never said it was a chronological problem. Your suggested search proved my point. Thanks.

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holygrailale 7 years, 8 months ago

Pilgrim:

MSNBC's nickname as "FOX-lite" has been around for a long time.

Google "MSNBC FOX-lite" and learn what you don't know.

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Pilgrim 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by xenophonschild (anonymous) on August 1, 2006 at 9:34 p.m.

"Richard, you don't know squat about Lenin."


A) My name is not Richard. That is Merrill's real name. B) You have no idea what I do and do not know about Lenin. But anyone who calls PMSNBC "Fox-lite" is obviously to the left of even him


" Please quit posting bogus drivel."


Physician, heal thyself.

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xenophonschild 7 years, 8 months ago

BTW, fundamentalist Christian conservative Rebooblicans are getting their asses kickes, and good, all across our beloved state.

Find a quiet corner and go wait for your dead Galilean to return, without inflicting anyone else with your retrograde social/political beliefs.

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xenophonschild 7 years, 8 months ago

rightthinker:

Thank you for your solicitude, but malt liquor is the only solace I seek or require.

I expect, this time next year, for you to indicate your support for St. Hillary for president in the '08 race.

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conservativeman 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by xenophonschild (anonymous) on August 1, 2006 at 9:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

leave serious discussions to the better-informed.

Wow, we should put our felons in charge and have them make decisions for the "less informed".

Naahhh!

That was one of the funniest things I've read in a long time.

The DNC doesn't have a plan. The GOP has a good plan but isn't following it as closely as it should.

Just think what we could accomplish if we had some hermits to run the country. Isolated for 30 years and bring them back as "better-informed" leaders?

Riiiigggghhhhhttttt.

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

xeno, isn't it time for for your night time meds?

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xenophonschild 7 years, 8 months ago

Pilgrim:

Richard, you don't know squat about Lenin. Please quit posting bogus drivel. Play with your three-year-old grandson and leave serious discussions to the better-informed.

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xenophonschild 7 years, 8 months ago

Look, GWB is a dumb ass. His daddy's rich friends got him elected to serve as a mouthpiece for their special interests and causes, which is what he does, period.

The guy has been a disaster for America - anyone who can't see that is dumber than he is, which is saying a lot.

Domestically, with his "singing statements" and his outright criminal negligence inre basic constitutional rights and procedures ("but, we're at war, so none of that should apply") reduce him to mediocrity, but his mishandling of foreign policy, from the disaster in Iraq (what idiot ever thought to plant a pluralistic democracy in a Muslim country with absolutely no prior experiece whatsoever with democracy) to his palpable amateurism in Lebanon vis-a-vis Israel and Hezbollah has radically changed the landscape of the Middle East and will essentially hamstring US foreign policy for years.

A disaster. George Bush is the worst president in American history, for many reasons . . . some of which will become more evident - and more painfully evident - with the passage of time.

Those of you who parrot idiot refrains in support of GWB are beneath contempt.

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Pilgrim 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by holygrailale (anonymous) on August 1, 2006 at 7:37 p.m.

In fact, this is the first time I've ever heard of MSNBC being called "left" anything.


You haven't been keeping up, apparently.


Most of the time, MSNBC is referred to as "FOX-lite".


Only by those left of Lenin.

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

by klinkhammer:

"Looney Left" means anyone who thinks critically, doesn't support, contradicts, or detracts from the Party Line.

Is that from wiki?

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Klickhammer 7 years, 8 months ago

Let's get some definitions straight here.

"Looney Left" means anyone who thinks critically, doesn't support, contradicts, or detracts from the Party Line. The very nature of reporters makes them all Looney Lefts. The ideal vision of news media is to simply truck the propaganda from the White House to the American public without modification. This is called Free Press. They're free to report as told or to take a hike.

"Free Speech" means any expressed sentiment that agrees with the Party Line. This also can be called "Fair and Balanced" or "Objective" for the more fanciful. Anything outside of Free Speech is either "Helping the Terrorists" or "Lies", and must be identified and stopped, lest the entire country peril. Free Speech is essential to any "Democracy".

"Dumicrates" and "Libtards" are affectionate nicknames applied by the controlling power to the group or citizens they're trying to oppress by using "Free Speech." Under the guise of "Truth", the users of these nicknames and their captors attempt to split complex ideological and political movements into caricatures for their own personal gain: in the case of the captors, they stand to gain wealth and power; for the masses, they stand to gain losing their money and freedom while feeling a very manly sense of "Winning". These nicknames are also considered "Funny" and "Clever" to the isolated and underexposed.

"Truth" is the notion that anything can be real if you try hard enough to convince people that it is. This can change the way thinking is carried out, and often cause the "Thinker" to vote for Republican candidates. Some techniques include: Pointing out that others don't want you to believe the "Truth", providing some pithy catch phrases, misrepresenting the other side, and using propaganda to distribute the "Truth" to the masses. The "Truth" is usually aligned with the controlling power's wishes, and almost always results in loss of money and freedom for the "Thinker".

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conservativeman 7 years, 8 months ago

Pilgrim,

Holegrilail posted that bad poleing numbers may eventually cover the Hole cuontry. It doesnt mater because when the election comes around the hole cuontry will vote for values. Then what will the liberals on this blog do? Move to Canukistan and fulfill the promise they broke in 2004.

Respectfully, Conservativeman

PS In advance forgive the speolling errors.

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holygrailale 7 years, 8 months ago

Pilgrim:

Everything that is critical of George W. Bush is not " looney left".

In fact, this is the first time I've ever heard of MSNBC being called "left" anything. Most of the time, MSNBC is referred to as "FOX-lite".

You conservatives seem to reserve "left-wing" for CNN, the Washington Post or the New York Times.

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If you have to keep expanding that umbrella to explain bad polling numbers, then eventually you'll cover the whole country. It's already at 65% now, wouldn't take much.

Then what will you do???? Move to Mexico like other conservatives on this blog have suggested??

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conservativeman 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by holygrailale (anonymous) on August 1, 2006 at 11:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This just in.....

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/08/01/f...

The Hole story is bogus. Harris is not a "darling" of the Republican party. She gained exposure because she did her job in a close election. The Hole premise is wrong.

I have a Hole lot of problems with Harris and her loss is everyones gain. To pour money down that election Hole would be a waste.

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Pilgrim 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by holygrailale (anonymous) on August 1, 2006 at 9:23 a.m.

As you can read from pollingreport.com, George W. Bush can't even get good numbers from Fox, his home base.

p>Pollingreport.com compiles the results of scientific polls from multiple sources.

Yeah, now you jump to pollingreport.com, but your first reference was to the MSNBC poll, which was about as scientific and accurate as something a three-year-old could conjure up.

You got any legitimate, scientific polls asking the impeachment question? Or is that just something MSNBC thought up to pander to its looney left base?

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conservativeman 7 years, 8 months ago

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holygrailale 7 years, 8 months ago

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holygrailale 7 years, 8 months ago

Pilgrim:

As you can read from pollingreport.com, George W. Bush can't even get good numbers from Fox, his home base.

p>Pollingreport.com compiles the results of scientific polls from multiple sources.

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By the way, can you make us aware of any other "non-scientific readers poll" where George W. Bush got positive numbers?? 86% positive????

I'll even take a scientific poll.

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xenophonschild 7 years, 8 months ago

swbsow:

Good post. Very informative, and possibly a source of instruction to our "acumen-challenged" adversaries.

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swbsow 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by conservativeman

"W" STILL PRESIDENT!!

Socialists (aka liberals formerly known as Libtards) want nothing more than to spend money. They already have the "earned income tax credit". If you have a family of 5 and make less than 35,000 you not only don't pay any taxes you get a ""refund""? WTF? How do you get a refund for something you didn't pay into? It is a wealth transfer; quit calling it a ""refund"". The savings bond giveaway is really stupid.

What is the deficit at now?

Regarding the EITC

From the IRS website "The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) sometimes called the Earned Income Credit (EIC), is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975 in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work. When the EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit."

The purpose is to offset Social Security taxes which is something that everyone pays into if you earn any income from employment. Also, please note, that it states when the EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund. Any according to the IRS website for a married couple earning from $14,600 to $59,400 (which is where your example falls into) owes $1,460.00 plus 15% of the amount over 14,600.

Conservativeman, I love the spin you put on it. There is a difference in paying taxes and having to pay a tax bill at the end of the year. Some may have had more withheld from their check for whatever reason throughout the year. To imply that you don't owe any tax and don't pay into the system at all is dishonest.

A family of 5 making 35,000 still pays taxes on their income. Depending on their circumstances, their deductions and various other credits (Child tax credit, education credit, EITC, etc.) reduce their tax bill and if it reduces it enough, they get a refund. That is how it works. You just don't get a check from the government stating here is your EITC.

The wealthy have the same system applied to them. This is your income - your deductions & credits = what you owe or the amount of your refund. The weathly have an advantage over your average family of 5 earning 35,000 simply because they have the money to afford an accoutant and tax advisors to find out all the little tax shelters, deductions & credits that they are entitled to (& some that they are not but they can afford a really good tax lawyer to get them out of any penalities).

Corporate welfare, on the other hand, is really the big handout from government. Big corporations get government grants (actual money given to them directly), tax breaks and various refunds for doing things that are the normal costs of doing business for most small business owners. I don't see conservatives calling to end that.

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Pilgrim 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by holygrailale (anonymous) on July 31, 2006 at 11:43 p.m.

The MSNBC poll had 298714 responses.


You left out this part: "Not a scientific survey."

Nothing more than a reader reaction poll. I'm sure you would also be extolling the virtues and accuracy of a similar poll with an exactly opposite result if it were conducted on the LJW web site.

As if...

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

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holygrailale 7 years, 8 months ago

ASBESTOS:

The MSNBC poll had 298714 responses. Considerably more than 43 Senators.

Like RightThinker, you chose not to see.

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An excellent site for learning which way the wind is blowing in that country you call "home" is http://www.pollingreport.com.

Relevent pages include:

http://www.pollingreport.com/BushJob.htm

http://www.pollingreport.com/BushJob1.htm

http://www.pollingreport.com/WHprobe.htm

http://www.pollingreport.com/BushFav.htm

http://www.pollingreport.com/wh-hstry.htm

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It takes an insanely loyal Republican or a fool to laugh in the face of those historically doomed numbers.

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ASBESTOS 7 years, 8 months ago

OH very good HGA, quote from MSNBC the least watched cable channel on the tube. The only "network" that they beat out on ratings is "Air America".

This is what I mean about YOU. You get the quotes from the most biased places and call them fact, kinda reminds me about that "yankee doodle fella".

MSNBC is NOTORIOUS with their polls (everyone knows this because they are only quoted by....MSNBC.

They got 86% to "impeach" because 43 Dem seantors called in! LOL That almost doubled their viewer numbers for the day! ROTFLMAOALB!!!!! (And Lungs Bleeding (from laughing so hard))

C'mon, am I supposed to take that post as "real polling". That was a callin.

GOod LOrd.

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holygrailale 7 years, 8 months ago

RightThinker:

My post of 10:57 PM is just a cut and paste of the MSNBC poll. The only thing I contributed was addressing the post to you three.

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An idiot could have gone to that site to confirm that but I know of your aversion to new information.

Since you weren't aware that the content of my post was almost 100% MSNBC content, then you weren't aware that you were calling a poll on MSNBC "emotionally unstable" instead of me.

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That's a mistake only conservativeman would make.

Until now.

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

by holygrail:

......."free cocaine for everyone".

Where??!! What time??!!

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

a.i.l.a.b:

Here's an awesomely mind-blowing statistic:

"One hundred thousand dogs are killed each year falling out of pickup trucks. "

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holygrailale 7 years, 8 months ago

The MSNBC poll isn't a spurious relationship. Bush's Fox numbers aren't great either and that's his home field.

Denial is a dangerous thing.

Bush's numbers have been in the basement for months / years but to hear some of the right wing nutjobs on this blog, everything is "free cocaine for everyone".

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

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as_I_live_and_breathe 7 years, 8 months ago

did you know that a recent poll indicates that 89% of auto accident victims ate lettuce less than 30 days before the accident? so is lettuce dangerouse or are Polls silly??? ....

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holygrailale 7 years, 8 months ago

RightThinker / ASBESTOS / Pilgrim:

MSNBC poll

Do you believe President Bush's actions justify impeachment?

Yes, between the secret spying, the deceptions leading to war and more, there is plenty to justify putting him on trial. 86%

No, like any president, he has made a few missteps, but nothing approaching "high crimes and misdemeanors." 4.4%

No, the man has done absolutely nothing wrong. Impeachment would just be a political lynching. 7.4%

I don't know. 1.8%

----- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10562904/

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Pilgrim 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by xenophonschild (anonymous) on July 31, 2006 at 10:41 p.m.

Can hardly wait until November. Will chortle with glee.


Lots of candles on that cake. Too many for even you to blow out with just one breath. Wish not granted. Sorry, try again next year.

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

Xeno, you need to say things like:

" I think conservativeman and rightthinker are sharing the same needle.....you know, take a piece of your (and holygrail's) life and apply it to some acerbic, obnoxious humor that belittles your opponent.....didn't you learn a damn thing in prison??!!

Fact is though, in all seriousness, the Dums in November, approximately November 8th, will be doing the same thing they have been doing for years now.

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xenophonschild 7 years, 8 months ago

Can hardly wait until November. Will chortle with glee.

Why is Herbert Spencer replacing Thomas Hobbes as the philosophical underpinning of the US government?

Big pictures, with smaller ones running inside them. They are part of what makes life fascinating. Enjoy.

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cowboy 7 years, 8 months ago

a large line of bulldozers line up from the western boundary of DC and head purposefully towards the ocean. the world would be much better off !

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Pilgrim 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by xenophonschild (anonymous) on July 31, 2006 at 8:20 p.m.

Make a wish . . . and blow. What is that, high school sophomore?


Actually, that's my line, and I use it every time you start waxing wishful about the mid-term and 2008 elections. I've told you before, you remind me of my three-year-old grandson blowing out the candles on his birthday cake. Thus, "Make a wish. Now blow!" Your wishful thinking is about a useful.

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conservativeman 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by xenophonschild (anonymous) on July 31, 2006 at 8:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thought for sure you'd go postal over the pension post; it's semi-amusing when the LJW censors remove your posts.

Oh well, there's always next time.

Xeno, Thanks for proving my point. The most vile and rude posters (XPC and HGA) cry foul when they are the subject of a retaliatory post. However, this time I will not retaliate. You and Hole are safe. I choose not to engage in your brand of rude discussion.

Respectfully, Conservativeman

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

"heroes" .....sorry....

potato/potatoe----whatever!

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

Xeno, you are not quite hitting the mark in your effort to taunt us on the right......you need to get down and dirty, you know, like your heros in DC......after all, you should be well-versed in playing dirty.

You need to call us names, accuse us of substance abuse, attack our intellectual and physical attributes. Come on! The elections are coming soon.....piss us off!

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xenophonschild 7 years, 8 months ago

assbestos:

Lots of noise and exclamation, but not much substance. Read the Gracchi (sp?) brothers in early Rome if you are too . . . obtuse to read the Greeks.

Dilettante, thou name is . . . assbestos.

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ASBESTOS 7 years, 8 months ago

"The Republicans and the Democrats are, in the grand scheme of things, the same party with a few irrelevant differences."

Jayhawks I agree with you on that!

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ASBESTOS 7 years, 8 months ago

You make the incorrect assumption that the rest of us don't read.

Read these 2 quotes...of yours. Are you that self centered and arrogant? Glad I don't have to spend time around you!

Big mistake from someone that considers himself:

"The mark of a truly educated person is the ability to learn, and assimilate truth, from the past."

"Reading about Thebes and Corinth would be illuminating for you. If nothing else, it would emphasize the wisdom of income-distribution responsibilites exercised by the federal government . . . responsibilites that keep our country from resembling Paris in the 17th century, when 15 million Parisiens starved to death during the last half of the century."

Are YOU SERIOUS!!!!!

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ASBESTOS 7 years, 8 months ago

LOL THAT IS RICH!!!

Xeno fancies himself as a self-stylized Renaissance Man!

Oh! MY! GOD!

"Reading about Thebes and Corinth would be illuminating for you. If nothing else, it would emphasize the wisdom of income-distribution responsibilites exercised by the federal government . . . responsibilites that keep our country from resembling Paris in the 17th century, when 15 million Parisiens starved to death during the last half of the century."

Hee hEE! What a riot!

YOU can't possibly tank yourseld that seriously? DO You?

Superficail!

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xenophonschild 7 years, 8 months ago

assbestos & pathetic Richard:

Can't you guys come up with anything even remotely original?

Make a wish . . . and blow. What is that, high school sophomore? Grow up.

Reading about Thebes and Corinth would be illuminating for you. If nothing else, it would emphasize the wisdom of income-distribution responsibilites exercised by the federal government . . . responsibilites that keep our country from resembling Paris in the 17th century, when 15 million Parisiens starved to death during the last half of the century.

I do my best for you guys, but you seem unusually . . . obtuse.

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jayhawks71 7 years, 8 months ago

The mark of a non-thinker is one who simply quotes others without considering the alternatives.

The Republicans and the Democrats are, in the grand scheme of things, the same party with a few irrelevant differences.

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xenophonschild 7 years, 8 months ago

We all have to die, it's just a matter of when. I have two, possibly three, good novels in me before I shuffle off this mortal coil.

Thought for sure you'd go postal over the pension post; it's semi-amusing when the LJW censors remove your posts.

Oh well, there's always next time.

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conservativeman 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by xenophonschild (anonymous) on July 31, 2006 at 7:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Of course, it is my personal opinion that, to make Americans more reliant, pensions for military retirees should be revoked, discontinued. They should be made to work and earn their way like everyone else.

Besides, to give pensions like this smacks of socialism.

Oh, you are the card tonight. I would agree with that except that the pension was earned. Something the liberal fails to grasp. But for you I'll give up my pension when all murderers whether serving sentence or sentence served are executed. Life for a life and you have my support. YOU GO FIRST!

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Pilgrim 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by xenophonschild (anonymous) on July 31, 2006 at 12:03 p.m.

Be surprised if the Cowboy Idiot serves out his term.

When the full extent of the massive manipulation of intelligence that preceeded the Iraqi invasion becomes known to the public, despite the best efforts of Pat Roberts to hold off releasing his committee's report - even though, as a heavily GOP-represented group determined to protect their president, they have tried to soften the blow - Bush will be under tremendous pressure to resign.

Pressue will not come merely from the other political party; rather, a vast public outpouring of indignant anger from tens of millions of ordinary citizens will convince the Chief Cowboy Idiot that his time to ride off into the Texas sunset has come. And good riddance.


Make a wish. Now blow!

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ASBESTOS 7 years, 8 months ago

"The mark of a truly educated person is the ability to learn, and assimilate truth, from the past."

Guess that won't help you out! LOL

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xenophonschild 7 years, 8 months ago

Conservatives should read the history of Greek city states who fought, and were eventually decimated by, internecine warfare between the haves and have nots when all the wealth and power in the cities became concentrated in the hands of a few individuals, families or factions.

The mark of a truly educated person is the ability to learn, and assimilate truth, from the past.

Of course, it is my personal opinion that, to make Americans more reliant, pensions for military retirees should be revoked, discontinued. They should be made to work and earn their way like everyone else.

Besides, to give pensions like this smacks of socialism.

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

The DNC and Dummiecrat party are very obviously in their most desperate, final hours.

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and of course,

YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

I love you Howeird Dean!!!

xxxooo,

rightthinker PS: Tell Teddy ,Nancy, Russ, Harry and Hillary I said "Hey!"

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conservativeman 7 years, 8 months ago

"W" STILL PRESIDENT!!

Socialists (aka liberals formerly known as Libtards) want nothing more than to spend money. They already have the "earned income tax credit". If you have a family of 5 and make less than 35,000 you not only don't pay any taxes you get a ""refund""? WTF? How do you get a refund for something you didn't pay into? It is a wealth transfer; quit calling it a ""refund"". The savings bond giveaway is really stupid.

The DNC is pandering like a desperate whore to anyone that will toss a bone (vote or money) their way.

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xenophonschild 7 years, 8 months ago

Be surprised if the Cowboy Idiot serves out his term.

When the full extent of the massive manipulation of intelligence that preceeded the Iraqi invasion becomes known to the public, despite the best efforts of Pat Roberts to hold off releasing his committee's report - even though, as a heavily GOP-represented group determined to protect their president, they have tried to soften the blow - Bush will be under tremendous pressure to resign.

Pressue will not come merely from the other political party; rather, a vast public outpouring of indignant anger from tens of millions of ordinary citizens will convince the Chief Cowboy Idiot that his time to ride off into the Texas sunset has come. And good riddance.

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logicsound04 7 years, 8 months ago

That's great--calling a group of people 'intolerant' and then calling them 'dummiecrats' in literally the next word.

Do you even understand why that looks stupid?

It will be okay with George W. Stalin abandons his appointment to the Presidency. As far as the Democrats go, I'm not sure whether it upsets me more that Bush has been such a horrible president, or that the moronic other party can't seem to hold him accountable for ANYTHING.

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billyflay 7 years, 8 months ago

redistributing the wealth is an admission by liberals that there are people that are just friggin useless,

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

It's gonna be OK, far-left, socialist, intolerant, Dummiecrat Lawrencians; I know this has been a tough time for you all. It'll be OK.

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Pilgrim 7 years, 8 months ago

"This is classic Democratic thinking. They believe there is no problem that can't be solved by a generous government spending program."

By George, I think he's got it!

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

Oh, you're supposed to sing that like a Marine march chant.

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rightthinker 7 years, 8 months ago

And this is news? Oh well, I'm in a better mood just reading it anyway.

"I know a guy named Howeird Dean, {I know a guy named Howeird Dean}

"Bestest freind Repubs have ever seen"

YEEEAAAA, YEEEAAA,

OOOOOHNOOOOO, OOOOOHNOOOOO......

YEEEAAAA, OOOOHNOOOOO.........

(REFRAIN)

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xenophonschild 7 years, 8 months ago

Be patient. Fiscal conservatism will be the centerpiece of Democratic platforms and administrations. Liberal Democrats have saved the country before, and will again.

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