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(Gothamist)   Jon Stewart reaches into the Obama 2012 gift bag   (gothamist.com) divider line 117
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2012-11-16 04:32:14 PM  

Endive Wombat: Maybe it is because I am almost 30 and now with a little bit of life behind me, and have escaped my hometown - Orange County, SoCal...


As someone who is nearly 40 and left OC almost a decade ago yet still get spam from CSU Fullerton and companies I thought long out of business, let me warn you - you may have left So Cal, but So Cal will *never* leave you...
 
2012-11-16 04:39:24 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: The segment right after that was brilliant- watch the whole episode.

Stewart had a clip of O'Reilly and Bernie Goldberg discussing the demographic changes and how the old America was now gone.

Just like it was in the 1800s when the Irish came to our shores to live a life of depravity and poverty, doing nothing but corrupting real Americans. And when we couldn't elect a Catholic, or when we had the Federal Army attack the Mormons in Utah.

.


Mormons? They asked for it.
 
2012-11-16 04:40:13 PM  

Deucednuisance: lennavan: I'm against any government regulation of marriage because it's none of their damn business.

The determination of property rights and the transfer of property is not a matter for the State?

Who knew?


I said regulation. I'm okay with the existence, just not the regulation of it. I'm okay with you marrying a turtle.
 
2012-11-16 04:43:49 PM  
Remember at the end of the election, after Karl Rove finally accepted the inevitable, and Romney finally bothered to write a concession speech(And people call Obama arrogant), the Righties were creaming their jeans at how "gracious" of a loser he was?

Yeah, well Mitt has flip flopped yet again, and now he's turning into almost as big of a crybaby as McCain.
 
2012-11-16 05:05:31 PM  
Loos like I'm going to have to invest in the new pink economy and start a band called "Sixty Foot Pink Dildos".

/Stay off my lawn, it's for 60 foot pink dildos only.
 
2012-11-16 05:08:31 PM  

Dr.Zom: No Obamaphone?


Excuse me for getting serious here. The Obamaphone is actually a George W. Bush invention. I'm serious here stop laughing.
Republican Saint, Ronald Reagan in 1984 with the FCC created a program called Lifeline. A program to help welfare and other
government assistance recipients get affordable telephone service. In 2008 then President Bush updated this FCC program to include Cellular
phones. Hence GWB invented the Obamaphone or is that the GWBphone?
The program does not get one dollar of your income taxes. It is paid for by a sir-tax on existing telephone service.
 
2012-11-16 05:11:03 PM  

sparkeyjames: Dr.Zom: No Obamaphone?

Excuse me for getting serious here. The Obamaphone is actually a George W. Bush invention. I'm serious here stop laughing.
Republican Saint, Ronald Reagan in 1984 with the FCC created a program called Lifeline. A program to help welfare and other
government assistance recipients get affordable telephone service. In 2008 then President Bush updated this FCC program to include Cellular
phones. Hence GWB invented the Obamaphone or is that the GWBphone?
The program does not get one dollar of your income taxes. It is paid for by a sir-tax on existing telephone service.


Really? Do I have to do this for every thread, where people mis-remember history or whatever?
i1222.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-16 05:22:27 PM  

anfrind: Gaseous Anomaly: HellRaisingHoosier: I'm a lifelong unaffiliated voter. You don't have to register for either party.

Depending on your State, you may not be able to vote in primaries if you do. Here in NC, it's up to each party whether they want to let unaffiliateds vote in their primaries, and currently all three recognized ones (D, R, L) do. When such a voter comes in on primary elections we offer them a choice of one of the party ballots, or a nonpartisan ballot that just lists the judicial primaries (which are also on all the party ballots).

I think that's the case in every state, and it's up to the state branch of each party to decide if they want an open primary (anyone can vote regardless of affiliation), a closed primary (only registered party members can vote), or a semi-open primary (only registered party members and unaffiliated voters can vote; not sure if anyone actually uses this method). In California, if I remember correctly, the Democratic and Green parties have open primaries, while the Republican and Libertarian parties have closed primaries, so if you're a "decline to state" voter like me, you can vote in either the Democratic primary or the Green primary, but not in any other primary.


MI has open primaries. In 2008 the Republicans tried to get the lists of everyone who voted the Republican primary (lists of who voted in *either* are public record). Fear that naughty liberals like me voting for the least insane moderates.

Didn't win. I'm surprised it's not closed. If it was I'd just change from I to R or D and back again. I *was* looking forward to the money they'd waste trying to recruit me though. A few friends won Republican delegate seats via write ins in my liberal county (tried to hijack the convention RON PAUL style... most did it as a favor for a Libertarian friend) and the unfiltered lit they got was downright FRIGHTENING. like "lock up brown people machine gun border fence" frightening. Nice illumination of the target audience though. I think that guy got a nod at the convention.
 
2012-11-16 05:24:37 PM  

Deucednuisance: TheOther: What about power consumption? Is it Green? Does it run on Ancient Alien D-cells or is it hooked up to the grid? When you turn it on, will the vibrations cause nearby buildings to collapse? earthquakes? Whale beachings?

Point of order: "Dildos" are not necessarily "Vibrators", and likewise, not all "Vibrators" are "Dildos".


F*ckin' low-tech hipster shiat.
 
2012-11-16 05:29:06 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: sparkeyjames: Dr.Zom: No Obamaphone?

Excuse me for getting serious here. The Obamaphone is actually a George W. Bush invention. I'm serious here stop laughing.
Republican Saint, Ronald Reagan in 1984 with the FCC created a program called Lifeline. A program to help welfare and other
government assistance recipients get affordable telephone service. In 2008 then President Bush updated this FCC program to include Cellular
phones. Hence GWB invented the Obamaphone or is that the GWBphone?
The program does not get one dollar of your income taxes. It is paid for by a sir-tax on existing telephone service.

Really? Do I have to do this for every thread, where people mis-remember history or whatever?
[i1222.photobucket.com image 591x180]


Pretty lame response considering you can fact check my post with a simple google search. FCC Lifeline phone Bush
 
2012-11-16 06:14:51 PM  

lennavan: I said regulation.


Determining property rights is not "regulation"?

Who knew?
 
2012-11-16 07:16:10 PM  

sparkeyjames: The program does not get one dollar of your income taxes. It is paid for by a sir-tax on existing telephone service.


www.artsjournal.com


Let him pay the Sirhan-tax. I pay the Homer-tax!

/It's a stretch, I know
//Surtax
///SIRTAX does actually exist.
 
2012-11-16 08:13:12 PM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: Needlessly Complicated: I was told I would get a pony.


Still waiting.

Well, it all depends on how "minority" you look. You know, sorta like those signs at the amusement park, but like "You must be this dark to collect welfare" instead.


I'm a Latina woman who is mostly straight, but curious. That ought to be worth at least a biggish pony, or maybe a pony and a small breed puppy, right?

/ I'd be darker but I don't like tanning. Gives you the cancer, you know.
 
2012-11-16 09:19:22 PM  

mcwehrle: Endive Wombat:
Maybe it is because I am almost 30 and now with a little bit of life behind me

I just now realized I've been voting about as long as Endive has been on this earth.



*picks up cane, hobbles away to get drunk*


/you kids
//my lawn
///disengage yerselves
 
2012-11-16 09:25:10 PM  

ghare: FunkyBlue: LOL, 70's era cars were made the old fashioned way. Why a lot of them are still running.

I've heard Ford's have been made decently, but I really can't afford to buy new, if you know what I mean.

70's cars are dangerous pieces of crap that handle like bricks, pollute like hell, and guzzle gas. You have NO idea what you are talking about. The 70's were THE worst for American cars, which is why Japanese cars became so [popular..


Then again, my first vehicle was a used '68 Dodge Coronet w/ a 318" and room enough conduct simultaneous seductions in both the front and the back seat with room to spare. (What the family of Puerto Ricans in the trunk was doing was up to them.)
 
2012-11-16 10:06:12 PM  

Endive Wombat: Assuming it is not open to the public and is on my property, not infringing on any other property, I do not see any need for government regulation. If this is open for public enjoyment, then proper building codes must be adhered to.


Zoning and other land use controls are a hotly debated topic, but there are two generally accepted justifications for them. First, zoning separates incompatible uses, like pig farms & residential property. This helps to cut off land use disputes, which are costly to both private parties and society as a whole.

Second, zoning also helps municipalities maintain property values. Municipalities often depend on property taxes to fund the services they provide, like police protection, schools, and roads. By regulating what owners may do with their property, municipalities can make an area more desirable and thereby worth more. For instance, it is unlikely that large numbers of potential homeowners want to live next to a giant dildo, so the value of the surrounding property wil decrease. This in turn will lower tax revenues, which limits the services the municipality can provide, which makes the town less desirable, which lowers values and tax revenues and offered services and so on.

This is essentially why you are not allowed to do whatever you like on your land. It is certainly reasonable to debate how extensive these regulations should be, but a total lack of regulation would likely have very bad consequences.
 
2012-11-18 02:31:12 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: YoungSwedishBlonde: Needlessly Complicated: I was told I would get a pony.

Still waiting.

Well, it all depends on how "minority" you look. You know, sorta like those signs at the amusement park, but like "You must be this dark to collect welfare" instead.

I'm a Latina woman who is mostly straight, but curious. That ought to be worth at least a biggish pony, or maybe a pony and a small breed puppy, right?

/ I'd be darker but I don't like tanning. Gives you the cancer, you know.


Better late in the thread than never.

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One outa two is 50%, which is 3% more than 47%.
 
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