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College Players Deserve More

BenHartley Wrote: Mar 28, 2014 2:01 PM
That'sd the best idea I've heard yet!
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A Case for Voter ID

BenHartley Wrote: Mar 25, 2014 9:02 AM
The standard anti-voter-ID mantra is that requiring positive ID to vote would disadvantage the elderly, the poor, and the disabled. Maybe so. But then, I'm 75 years old, live on the equivalent of $8.30 per hour, and have COPD and in-remission lung cancer. Sorry, folks, the "elderly/poor/disabled" chant cuts no ice with me. I _do_ have a valid ID, and I _do_ vote.
"...something in the neighborhood of 46 states to amend the Constitution..." Um... thirty-eight, actually, i.e., three quarters of the state legislatures or constitutional conventions within the state convened for the purpose.(Article V.)
And packaging (baggies?) and transport for the product. And the carbon cost of the rolling papers. And that of the matches/lighter used to light the joint.
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Holden at 65

BenHartley Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 4:33 PM
What's "Arbecht?" Did you perhaps mean "Arbeit?" And if so, why are you not at work?
The 20/20 hindsight that tells her she should have read the bill first, which she didn't, of course. And would Jeannie Baby vote for Obamacare again? Of course she would! She's a democrat, isn't she?
If the rate of spending increase is less than the rate of revenue increase, then deficits automatically fall. OK, I'll buy that. Then you say that revenues increase at the rate of 6% annually. Um... according to whom? The economy as a whole is increasing, yes, but at a much lower rate. The problem then becomes one of increasing gross nation product (or whatever is the current buzz term). That would require a reduction in fees, taxes, regulations, rules, and red tape. And that, I submit, is not going to happen.
Nope. AA is not affiliated with any government, and neither endorses or opposes any causes.
Nah. He was a "journalist." That means he went to some high-priced school somewhere and bamboozled his way to a "degree" in "communications." He's no more a reporter than my cat. He knows nothing of the five w's: who, what, where, when, and why; he's perfectly happy regurgitating internal staff memos and labeling the vom-t "news;" he couldn't write his way out of a wet paper bag. A reporter, at least _reports_ on events; Carney says what he told to say.
"Soon after Johnson’s non-apology apology, someone coined the term 'credibility gap' and affixed it to Lyndon Johnson. As with many things about LBJ, the truth is elusive." The truth is that LBJ lied through his teeth. There: that's not at all elusive, is it?
I agree. It's much better that Dear Leader (bless his heart and may peace be upon him) find something else to do and somewhere else to do it. Golf, anyone?
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